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Spring Open Gardens

COVID-19 has affected the overall Spring Garden calendar this year. With the cancellation of  Tulip Time 2020, the Southern Highlands has also seen a reduction in private gardens open for inspection this  Spring. Beautiful gardens have always been a drawcard for visits to the Southern Highlands, with the  region being blessed with some of Australia’s best private gardens.

Date: Tue 1 September 2020 - Mon 30 November 2020

Website: https://www.visitsouthernhighlands.com.au/event/spring-open-garden-booklet/

Email: tourism@wsc.nsw.gov.au

Address:
Beautiful gardens throughout the Southern Highlands region.

ReFrame Youth Mental Health Service

ReFrame is a FREE service for young people aged 12-25 in the Wollondilly and Wingecarribee areas. ReFrame is the provision of psychological therapies delivered by our Mental Health Professionals and Youth Engagement Workers. ReFrame is walk-in based and outreach. We provide information, support and services for young people who are having a tough time managing:
  • Stress
  • Anxiety or worry
  • Depression
  • Feelings of sadness
  • Physical health
  • Family and relationships
  • Study or work
For further information: call (02) 4683 2776 or (02) 4872 2777

Date: Tue 1 September 2020 - Thu 31 December 2020

Website: https://www.communitylinks.org.au/reframe/

Email: info@communitylinks.org.au

Address:
ONLINE:
Join us at https://zoom.us/j/3525266065
ZOOM ID: 3525266065
Password: 380389

Mental Health Month October

October 1 through 31 is Mental Health Month, dedicated to talking about mental illness and to encourage all of us to think about our mental health and wellbeing. Mental health problems affect one in four of us with many feeling isolated and ashamed. This year the problem has heightened due to Covid-19. Highland FM 107.1 has joined with Southern Highland News and ReFrame Community Links Wellbeing to encourage everyone this October that it is “Time To Talk” and be more open about mental health – to talk, to listen, to seek help. You too, could save a life....perhaps your own.

Date: Thu 1 October 2020 - Sat 31 October 2020

Website: https://www.highlandfm.org.au

Email: contact@highlandfm.org.au

Address:
Boolwey Street
Bowral NSW 2576

Robertson Heritage Railway Garden

Robertson Heritage Railway Garden is open to the public during daylight hours. The Railway Station and heritage railway buildings including a refurbished Fettlers Shed used now as a gallery are only open on weekends and special occasions but the public are welcome to drive in at any time and enjoy the spectacular gardens, flowers and picnic shelters in a safe traffic free environment. This spring the waratahs are beautiful.  Come on out. There is a donation box at the front gate which helps us this facility open. There are several ways to become involved with the Robertson Heritage Railway Station, from the history group, the railway modellers group and regular garden working bees. Check their website for details: http://www.robertsonrailway.org.au/coming-events1.html   

Date: Thu 1 October 2020 - Mon 30 November 2020

Website: http://www.robertsonrailway.org.au/

Address:
Yarranga Street
Robertson NSW
(turn at the motel or pub)

Exeter Village Market

The Exeter Village Market is a country market with a vibrant community of makers, producers and sellers in one of the most beautiful settings in the NSW Southern Highlands. The market has something for everyone - plants, bread, fresh fruit, vegetables, eggs, great coffee, delicious cakes, honey, jams, relishes, sauces, preserves, handcrafted pieces, confectionary, pre-made meals, bric-a-brac, knitwear, jewellery, leather goods, candles & melts, homewares and great design. The markets are COVID Safe with a one-way system for strolling and shopping, hand sanitising and social distancing in place. The market is held on the first Saturday of every month, with the next market on Saturday, October 3rd from 9am to 1.30pm.

Date: Sat 3 October 2020 - Sat 5 December 2020

Website: https://www.exetervillagemarket.com/

Email: info@exetervillagemarket.com

Address:
Exeter Park
Exeter Road, Exeter

Phone: 0419 808 022

Catholic Church Southern Highlands (Mittagong and Bowral NSW)

Information for the new Parish Corpus Christi Parish Mittagong-Bowral.  For Mass times and locations and to register for a Mass check the parish website: https://www.ccsh.org.au/

Please do not attend Mass if you have any coronavirus symptoms such as coughing, sore throat, shortness of breath, fever or fatigue.

Relax at the hermitage! Why not join the brothers for brunch ($19) or morning tea ($10) every Saturday and Sunday in October. Or Thursday night roast at The Hermitage - roast & dessert $25.00 every Thursday night in October. Bookings essential Ph: 4872-1911

 

Date: Sat 3 October 2020 - Thu 31 December 2020

Website: https://www.ccsh.org.au/

Email: bowral@dow.org.au

Address:
St Thomas Aquinas Bowral
Cnr Bendooley & Merrigang Streets
Bowral NSW 2576

ST Michael's Mittagong
Cnr Alfred & Alice Streets
Mittagong NSW 2575

Bowral Garden Club Plant Stall

This sale will include pots of herbs, salvias, succulents and potted colour among other things. This will be a cash only event and will follow Covid safe restrictions. Come along to find affordable locally grown plants to suit all gardens. 9am-3pm. If you have recently come to live in the Highlands area, you are warmly invited to join Bowarl Garden Club at our monthly meetings.
 

Date: Sat 24 October 2020

Website: https://www.bowralgardenclub.com/

Email: 0402814119

Address:
Cnr of Oxley Drive and Bracken St Mittagong NSW 2575

Heart’s in the Park

'Hearts In the Park' will be the first, of an annual remembrance service held in the Southern Highlands for those lost to suicide. This year, The Southern Highlands Suicide Prevention Program, will be placing over 300 hearts throughout Corbett Gardens in Bowral on the 24th of October from 11am - 2pm. Each hand crafted heart will represent 10 lives lost to suicide between 2018/2019 in Australia. The community are invited to attend and write a message or a loved ones name on a heart as part of the remembrance day service, both paying respects to those lost, raising awareness on suicide and it's impacts, while showing the greater community that when it comes to mental health, The Southern Highlands Stands Together. For more details: https://fb.me/e/1IkLN8mp7

Date: Sat 24 October 2020

Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/787577838729033/

Email: Shspp3@gmail.com

Address:
Wingecarribee Street, Bowral NSW

October Soul Time in Wingecarribee

Soul Time is a community service initiative of Wingecarribee Baha'i community. It is not a religious event. It’s a beautiful way to inspire people, to bring people together no matter what their religion or spiritual beliefs and spend a thoughtful nurturing hour to be inspired about how the world could look... The theme for the October Soul Time is “The Dance of Life”, journeying between where you once were and where you are now, and exploring the relationship between body and mind. You are invited to join us on Zoom at 7 pm on 25 October to enjoy a soul-enriching program filled with quotations and stories from philosophers, divine educators and other writers along with musical interludes. Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8217379356?pwd=QkFQbjBZV3p3c0VOU1B6OUh5Tnc2Zz09 A quote from the program: Happiness is when what you think, what you say and what you do are in harmony Mohandas K. Gandhi

Date: Sun 25 October 2020

Website: https://www.facebook.com/Soul.Time.Wingecarribee

Email: soultimebowral@gmail.com

Address:
Online - Zoom

STEVE KILBEY PRESENTS ELEVEN WOMEN

Steve Kilbey presents his new album Eleven Women in a stripped back and intimate show at Bowral Bowling Club as part of the Monday Night Music Program. Eleven Women is the first solo record from Steve Kilbey since 2018, and sees the Church frontman delivering one of his most immersive releases to date. Steve will be presenting the albun live alongside some of his classic's and hits as he plays this unique and intimate show.. Please note : Due to Covid Restrictions; Please read terms and conditions before purchase. Show Only Tables or Show & Meal Tables available.
 

Date: Mon 26 October 2020

Website: https://www.eclecticsounds.com.au

Email: info@eclecticsounds.com.au

Address:
40 Shepherd Street
Bowral NSW 2576

ARTS TRAIL 2020

In November, locals and visitors will again be following the ever-popular Trail (social-distancing of course!) visiting Highlands studios and galleries featuring the work of Highlands artists. 7/8 and 14/15 of November Visit the artists in their studios, see where they create their work and buy direct from the studio door. From Balmoral to Balaclava, Bowral to Burradoo, Berrima to Bundanoon, Burrawang and everywhere in between. Painting, sculpture, pottery, bookbinding, printing, woodwork, jewellery, weaving, textiles, photography, illustration, drawing, botanical art, ceramics and more… Enjoy your artistic ramble around the beautiful Southern Highlands this November!

Date: Sat 7 November 2020 - Mon 16 November 2020

Website: https://artsfile.com.au/arts-trail-2020/

Email: arts.info@wsc.nsw.gov.au

Address:
Various studios and galleries within the Southern Highlands region.

MAHALIA BARNES & THE SOUL MATES

Mahalia Barnes plays a stripped back and intimate show at Bowral Bowling Club as part of the Monday Night Music Program. Mahalia Barnes has been in and around music her entire life. Throughout her childhood years she was exposed to everything from Ray Charles, Otis Redding, Wilson Pickett to Ike + Tina Turner, Aretha Franklin, Donny Hathaway and Stevie Wonder, all of which helped shape her into the powerhouse soul and blues vocalist that has jaws dropping every time she picks up a mic. Show Only Tables or Show & Meal Tables available. Mahalia is also performing on Monday 14 December!
 

Date: Mon 9 November 2020

Website: https://www.eclecticsounds.com.au/

Email: info@eclecticsounds.com.au

Address:
40 Shepherd Street
Bowral NSW 2576

STEVE BALBI

Steve Balbi plays a stripped back and intimate show at Bowral Bowling Club as part of the Monday Night Music Program. First cutting his chops on bass with Kevin Borich Express at just 17 years of age, the creative chameleon’s species being was liberated when he cultivated an indelible production and song-writing partnership with Justin Stanley; founding and producing Aussie chart-toppers Noiseworks (1986), before forming Electric Hippies (1993). Four multi-platinum award-winning albums, and various ARIA Award Nominations later, Balbi lifted his guitar from the rack to form Universe with Cathy Green (X) in 1996, working with Paisley Park’s Susan Rogers. In 2011, Balbi fronted 1980s new-wavers Mi-Sex, whose timeless classic, Graffiti Crimes, scooped the pool at the 1979 Countdown/TV Week Awards – winning Best Album, Most Popular Single (Computer Games).  

Date: Mon 16 November 2020

Website: https://www.eclecticsounds.com.au/

Email: info@eclecticsounds.com.au

Address:
40 Shepherd Street
Bowral NSW 2576

Abby Dobson

Abby Dobson plays a stripped back and intimate show at Bowral Bowling Club as part of the Monday Night Music Program. Abby Dobson has had a wonderful career as a singer and songwriter. She has a beautiful new solo album of her original compositions, called ‘It’s Okay, Sweetheart’, that she produced with Brad Jones in Nashville. She has released two singles from that album - ‘Give Me Love’ and ‘Everything’s Gonna Be Alright’. She was a founding member of the hugely successfully band, Leonardo’s Bride, who garnered many accolades; their chart-topping song, ‘Even When I’m Sleeping’, winning APRA ‘Song of the Year’ and later voted as one of the APRA‘Top 20 Australian Songs of All Time’. Abby also has a delicious project called Baby et Lulu in which she sings French songs in harmony with the lovely Lara Goodridge of Fourplay fame, in front of an extraordinarily swinging band .

Date: Mon 7 December 2020

Website: https://www.eclecticsounds.com.au

Email: info@eclecticsounds.com.au

Address:
40 Shepherd Street
Bowral NSW 2576

MAMMA MIA

Through the magic of the songs of ABBA, this romantic comedy tells the tale of a daughter’s search for her father. On the eve of her wedding, this quest brings three very different men from her mother’s secret past back to the idyllic Greek island they last visited 20 years ago. Will the truth be discovered? Will the wedding go ahead? Will love conquer all? A celebration of friendship, love and family, MAMMA MIA is exactly the uplifting and joyous experience the world needs now

Date: Thu 10 December 2020 - Sun 20 December 2020

Website: https://www.trybooking.com/events/landing?eid=581056&

Email: https://www.facebook.com/fureytheatreco/

Address:
Clubbe Hall Mittagong
Frensham School
Waverley Parade
Mittagong NSW 2575

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