“INSIGNIFICANCE” at Peninsula Theatre Woy Woy 1-17 August

Picture this – a famous sex-kitten actress… a legendary baseball player… a despised American senator… and possibly the world’s most brilliant man…

They’re the four characters that come together one hot, steamy night in New York in the early 50s – the night Marilyn Monroe filmed that famous scene for Billy Wilder’s The Seven Year Itch where the hot air from the subway grate blew her dress – and her – into pop icon history.
Insignificance revolves around the chance meeting of Marilyn Monroe and Albert Einstein in a New York hotel room on a hot night in 1954. Her husband at the time, Joe DiMaggio and Senator Joseph McCarthy also appear, creating an entertaining and engaging clash of cultures and ideas.
Actors cast are Paul Russell (Albert Einstein), Genevieve Neve (Marilyn Monroe), Adam Young (Joe DiMaggio) and Andrew Thomson as McCarthy.
This amazing play – a hit when first staged 30 years ago – and one WWLT director Gavin Critchley has waited some 30 years for the opportunity to present his take – is funny, engaging, touching and at times terrifying, while the dialogue is fast, historically accurate and razor sharp.
Monroe was 28 then and at the height of her career – nobody was more universally recognised at the time. By contrast, Monroe was actually a very intelligent person who was constantly trapped by the dumb blonde persona she had so carefully created.
Playwright Terry Johnson, in this imaginary scenario, allows Marilyn to fulfil her dream of being recognised for her intellect by matching wits with one of her idols – Albert Einstein.
Woy Woy Little Theatre will present Insignificance play at the Peninsula Theatre in Woy Woy in August this year.
Performance dates are: 1 August 8pm, 2 August 8pm, 3 August 2pm, 8 August 8pm, 9 August 8pm, 10 August 2pm, 15 August 8pm, 16 August 2pm & 8pm, 17 August 2pm.
There are three easy ways to book: On line (www.woywoylt.com.au) – on the phone 4344 4737 (leave your name and number – a box office volunteer will get back to you within 48 hours) – or in person when the Peninsula Theatre box office opens between 10 and 12 noon Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from Monday July 21.
Adults $25.00, Conc. $22.00, Child (5-15) $7.00. Groups 20 or more Adult tickets: $23.00 each.
Peninsula Theatre Cnr McMasters and Ocean Beach Road, WoyWoy. Ph: 4344 4737

Adrenathon – The Ultimate Adventure Race 30-31 August

A weekend where adrenalin meets adventure!

30-31 August 2014
Glenworth Valley, NSW

Adrenathon is an adventure race which includes navigation races, kayaking and a mystery event. There are also trail running events with your choide of 5km, 10km or 21.1km half marathon challenges, running through paddocks, creeks and trails in the captivating Glenworth Valley. Get a team together or run solo, but stick around for some fun, food and drinks. Can you conquer the Valley Trail?

  • 2 days – 3 amazing events
  • Orienteering, kayaking and a mystery
  • Tough obstacles
  • Mind-bending challenges
  • Camping

It’s fun for team building and suitable for all fitness levels. Minimum age of entry is 14 years
Visit www.adrenathon.com for more information

Lunch with Justin Herald and hear his amazing story

Justin Herald – How to Grow your Business without spending a Single Cent

Mercure Kooindah Waters, 40 Kooindah Blvde, Wyong
11:45 am – 2:30 pm

At the age of 25 with only $50 to his name, Justin Herald set about changing the course of his life.

Justin created Attitude Inc, a clothing brand that became an international licensing success that turned over in excess of $20 million per year. Justin’s success was so well noted that he was named the “INTERNATIONAL ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR” for 2005. He recently was also awarded the Future Leaders Award, which recognises him as being one of the 50 most influential leaders of the next generation in Australia.

He recently launched “Customer Culture” which is a customer service and sales training company, with companies all over the country wanting to engage his expertise on retaining customers and growing revenue. He has had his own column in numerous magazines and in papers nationally in Australia. His articles have a weekly readership of over 5.5 Million people. His website justinherald.com receives over 30,000 hits a day. He also is the author of 8 international bestselling books. He also personally mentors over 100 business owners each year

Justin is regarded as one of Australia’s most sought after speakers with engagements book all over the country and overseas speaking in front of 150,000 people each year.

If you have any special dietary requirements please make sure you let us know in the option when you purchase your ticket.

Don’t forget our optional program “BWC –  Because We Care ” which will entail the collection of  personal items such as toiletries, makeup, kids items, baby items etc to help support women & their families in crisis here on the Coast. Often women are forced to leave their family home with only their children and the clothes on their back. Business Women Connects’ new drive will be to help these women & children. Consider adding a few items to your groceries and then bring them along to our monthly meetings, together we will make a small difference to those in need. Wyong Neighbourhood Centre will incorporate our donations with their Central Coast emergency food & essentials program as well as their Central Coast homeless pack program.

For more information visit: www.businesswomenconnect.com.au

Sneaks 4 Streets Charity Fundraising Walkathon – 3 August 2014

Sneaks 4 Streets Walkathon Sunday 3 August

Homelessness is dramatically increasing on the Central Coast. In the past year, there has been a staggering 110% rise in the number of people becoming homeless on our streets; making the Central Coast the worst region in NSW for homelessness. Families with four or more children are sleeping in their cars, on the streets, in parks and even in caves in our local bush land.
So… get your sneakers on and help us raise money for the Homeless on the Central Coast by joining Homeless No More – “Sneaks 4 Streets” Charity Fundraising Walkathon on Sunday 3 August 2014 – simply complete the walkathon registration form to get started.
You can register at the Halekulani Bowling Club at 9am, and Busways will transport walkers to start line.
The walk commences from Chittaway Bay to The Entrance (option 1) or continue along the beach to Soldiers Beach (option 2) (transport back to the Halekulani) for BBQ and prizes. $40 entry. For more information visit:

2014 Crossroads Festival – 23 August

Something very special for music lovers to enjoy…The 2014 Crossroads Festival

You’re invited to attend the 2014 Crossroads Festival with four fantastic concerts on the 23rd and 24th of August.
It will showcase fabulous classical musicians in a program focusing on fundraising partnering with Brentwood Retirement Village, Kincumber and Greenway Chapel, Green Point, for an amazing program that will celebrate a weekend of masterpieces of music on the Coast.
At Brentwood Village at 11am and 2pm on the 23rd August, pianist Simon Tedeschi will perform inspirational piano solos and partner with Glen Donnelly and the three Ward brothers to perform Schubert’s truly epic work the ‘Trout’ quintet.
Awe inspiring rising star violinist Harry Ward is performing in two concerts on Saturday at Brentwood Village and showcasing many wonderful pieces as soloist and with his brothers Ben and Jack.
On Sunday the 24th August at 11am and 2pm at Greenway Chapel the historical Adderley harpsichord, Australia’s first harpsichord made in the 1960’s with Australian timbers will be featured. Virtuoso Harpsichordist Erin Helyard, a Central Coast resident for many years, will be featured in both Sunday concerts.
The Concertante Ensemble will be playing Bach’s Brandenburg No. 5 and performing with outstanding cellist Chris Pidcock who will bring us the brilliant Vivaldi cello concerto in B minor. Our celebrated Charmian Gadd has chosen a favourite of hers, the Vivaldi violin concerto “Summer”.
Our Full Subscription package deal of $99 for all 4 concerts and lunch on both days is superb value with more and more people enjoying this festival feature each year.
Tickets to individual concerts are $35. Email info@asa.edu.au or phone 0437 399896

The Art of Improvisation Meets the Music of the 21st Century

The Art of Improvisation Meets the Music of the 21st Century – 22 August 2014

The Contemporary Music Studies Department of Central Coast Conservatorium of Music presents an exciting concert showcasing how the Art of Improvisation meets the music of the 21st Century. The music will include songs by Adele, Coldplay, Rihanna, the Finn Brothers & Michael Jackson as performed by improvising musicians.

Featured performers will be vocalist

Yvette Masters (vocals), Rodric White (keyboards), Guy Strazz (guitar), Luke Gallen (sax), Ashley Turner (bass) and Raphael Strazz (drums) with special guest vocalists: Alicia Brock, Dylan Pollard & Tiana Young.

Tickets only available from Lizottes Kincumber on Ph: 4368 2017 or online at www.lizottes.com.au

Yarramalong Art Show – 27-28 September 2014

Missing the Train of Thought by Greg Hyde

Talented Artists display stunning creations

This year’s Yarramalong Art Show will again feature some fabulous and talented artists from the Central Coast area.
Not only will there be beautiful paintings for sale but also several ceramic artists will be contributing  some of their stunning pieces as well.
Our guest artist for this year will be the well known Greg Hyde whose distinctive, whimsical and colourful works are very collectible and well priced. He is back this year by popular demand.
As well, this year, several of the artists will be demonstrating their techniques.
Devonshire Tea available; entry $2 which goes toward the upkeep of the Hall.
To be held on Sat 27 and Sun 28 Sept; 10am – 4pm at the Yarramalong Hall, Yarramalong Village.

100th Birthday (1914-2014) Celebration Cabaret at Wyong Creek Hall, 22-23 August 2014

100 Years of Music & Memories

100th Birthday (1914-2014) Celebration Cabaret for two nights only 22nd and 23rd August at 8pm. Champagne on arrival, Hot supper at Intermission with Coffee & Cake after the show. Compered by Ken Sparkes from Juke Box Saturday Night. Local Guest artists, Band with special appearances by Carol Heuchan the Bush Poet and Lucky Starr. Dress up in costume and win a prize! $50 per head, B.Y.O.
Book now on 4356 1502 to secure your seat. 791 Yarramalong Road, Wyong Creek

The Sydney Male Choir – Sunday 24th August 2014

Sydney Male Choir – Bringing joy through song

Sydney Male Choir in concert with the combined Choirs of St. Peters Catholic College & Primary Schools and Guest Soprano Hannah Greenshields at St. Peters Catholic College Tuggerah.
The Sydney Male Choir is a not for profit organization which has, “Bringing joy through song”, as its major objective: joy to ourselves as singers, and joy to our audiences.
The Choir started in Petersham in 1913 and has sung at every ANZAC Day dawn service in Martin Place since its inception in 1930. In 2013 the choir had the honour of being invited by the Department of Veteran Affairs to be part of the ANZAC Day dawn service at Villers-Bretonneux – a euphoric way to celebrate our centenary.
We are proud of our long history which has only been possible by maintaining the very highest musical standards. This tradition is upheld today by our professional Music Director, Dr Houston Dunleavy, Accompanist, Dewi Liu, and a committed group of over 60 singers prepared to attend rehearsals every week. Our roots may have been local, but today our singers come from a radius of more than 150km around Sydney. Such is their enthusiasm for vocal harmony!
Singing in four part harmonies, we add the full and rich sounds of mature male voices to our diverse repertoire that includes songs from the shows, the movies, the pop charts, stirring Welsh hymns, folk songs, popular songs, operatic extracts, sacred works and even a few nonsense rhymes.
The Sydney Male Choir is proud to be part of this years Yarramalong Valley Spring Festival.

Sculptures at the Old School: A Place in History – 29-31 August 2014

A Place in History

When visiting this year’s Yarramalong Spring Festival on August 29, 30 and 31, travel on down the road from the Art Show at Wyong Creek Hall to the historic grounds of Yarramalong School Community Centre and enjoy  “Sculptures at the Old School”  – a brand  new exhibition featuring beautiful sculptures across the heritage site together with glass art and photography in the old stone schoolhouse.
The theme is  “A Place in History”  and visitors will also be treated to live music and refreshments.
The former school is located just east of Yarramalong Village and the exhibition will be open between 9am and 5pm.