SLEEPING BEAUTY PANTO

SLEEPING BEAUTY PANTO

SLEEPING BEAUTY A KNIGHT AVENGER’S TALE Directed by Bonnie Lythgoe TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY 1 DECEMBER 2017 Awake from your enchanted slumber and be the first to book for our fun-for-all-the family fairy tale panto adventure, SLEEPING BEAUTY – A KNIGHT AVENGER’S TALE at Sydney’s majestic State Theatre from 13 to 22 July 2018. From the same creative that brought you THE ADVENTURES OF PETER PAN AND TINKER BELL earlier this year, be prepared to fall under the spell of Bonnie Lythgoe’s latest fairy tale[...]
COMMUNITY HELP for Mary Mac's Place

COMMUNITY HELP for Mary Mac's Place

MARY MAC’S PLACE RENO IS COMPLETE THANKS TO HELP FROM OUR AMAZING COMMUNITY We’ve had just had the fitout completed for our interview room at Mary Mac’s Place. Mary Mac’s Place Woy Woy is a Not-For-Profit Community Kitchen where volunteers provide a hot lunch, washing and shower facilities and referrals to other services for the homeless and disadvantaged people on the Coast. The renovation was a wonderful collaboration between Umina Rotary, Umina Bunnings, Umina Beach Men’s Shed and Ettalong Carpets. We’d also like[...]
WDG CELEBRATING 65 YEARS!

WDG CELEBRATING 65 YEARS!

This year, Wyong Drama Group celebrates 65 years of continuous entertainment on the Central Coast. This is longer than any professional company in Sydney. The Ensemble, operating for 62 years, holds that record. During this time the Group has presented 253 performances for public enjoyment including 168 full-length plays and 85 one-acters, all with a volunteer work force. In 2014 when our home base in Wyong Memorial Hall was lost, due to the demolition of the hall to make way for the[...]
AN EVENING FOR OPERA LOVERS!

AN EVENING FOR OPERA LOVERS!

An evening of grand passion for Opera lovers! OPERAVITA HIGHLIGHTS OF GRAND ITALIAN OPERA & ROMANTIC ERA Friday 24th November, 7pm Avoca Beach Picture Theatre 69 Avoca Drive, Avoca Beach, New South Wales Verismo at its best, OperaVita is a collaboration of dynamic artists featuring Opera Australia Principal Tenor Simon Kim, Soprano Michaele Archer, brilliant violinist Jessica Graham and one of Australia’s leading operatic repetiteurs Francis Greep. The programme features Opera’s most glorious romantic moments including Nessun Dorma, Un bel di vedremo and “Vissi d’arte”, as well[...]
THE FRANTASTICS CHOIR

THE FRANTASTICS CHOIR

'The Frantastics Choir, which this year celebrates 10 years of entertaining on the Central Coast, is giving a performance for Mary Mac's in the Walter Baker Hall, corner of Blackwall/Victoria Roads, Woy Woy at 2 pm on Thursday 7th December. Entry is $5.00 and a gold coin donation will provide afternoon tea. The programme, which is an hour's duration, will consist of choral items, solos, duos, a sextet, comic skits and some Christmas items.   The choir is quite unique in the variety[...]
ALISON HOMESTEAD WINS AWARD

ALISON HOMESTEAD WINS AWARD

Alison Homestead wins prestigious Garden Award Alison Homestead, home of Wyong District Museum, has recently won an award in the Wyong District 44th Annual Garden Competition.  This is a great achievement for the volunteers who run and maintain the 2ha property after two years bringing the gardens back to life after the Homestead was rebuilt following the arson attack in 2011. In keeping with part of the long history of the site, the gardens are a very important part of its heritage. [...]
CHRISTMAS BEAUTY SPECIALS

CHRISTMAS BEAUTY SPECIALS

Karma Spa November & December Specials Show someone special you care with a Gift Card for them to use on any of our beautiful treatments. With the festive season fast approaching, we have the perfect solution for Gift Giving this year. Whether it’s for your Mum or Dad, brother or sister, significant other or a work colleague, we offer a wide range of treatments to suit everybody’s needs. And to say thank you, if you purchase a Gift Card online for any amount[...]
THE LAKES FESTIVAL

THE LAKES FESTIVAL

The Lakes Festival 2017 9-19 November A celebration of Central Coast Waterways as you’ve never seen it! 2017 marks the third year of this annual event and you are invited to come and celebrate the Coast’s aquatic lifestyle, diverse culture, identity, history and natural environment through a range of events, activities and education programs. This outdoor 10 day Festival features a vibrant program of events and activities kicking off with Park Fest – The Pop Up (Thurs 9 Nov), Gosford Waterfront (4pm-10pm), Light[...]
JOYS OF THE JOURNEY

JOYS OF THE JOURNEY

KEN DUNCAN GALLERY presents: JOYS OF THE JOURNEY – a brand-new exhibition Commencing 2 December Ken Duncan presents his largest-ever release of all new images for your enjoyment. Ken’s new exhibition features images from all over Australia and from around the world – an eclectic mix of classic, sweeping landscapes, awe-inspiring wildlife images, graphic black & white shots, plus a couple of surprising new compositions. Meet Ken in the Gallery 2 & 3 December, and 9 & 10 December to hear the stories behind his[...]
'ALLO 'ALLO!

'ALLO 'ALLO!

'ALLO 'ALLO! by Wyong Drama Group “I will say zis only once … “ Café owner René juggles a menagerie including irrepressible, tone-deaf chanteuse wife Edith, waitresses Yvette Carte-Blanche and Mimi Labonq, smitten German Officer Grüber, Herr Flick of the Gestapo, “It is I… Leclerc”, Police Officer Crabtree (“good moaning!”) and many more. There will be laughter and music, skulduggery and magic and a cabaret for all to savour and enjoy. November brings to The Art House the classic British comedy ’Allo ‘Allo! By Jeremy[...]
FAB FAKES 2017

FAB FAKES 2017

WHAT ARE THE FAB FAKES? In 1998, one of Tuggerah Lakes Art Society's (TLAS) members, Brian Hasler, founded the FAB FAKES Art Exhibition. His idea of the best way to learn art, like many art tutors, was to emulate the 'masters'. To copy - make a 'forgery', a fake of a masterpiece. This contest eventually became a tradition over the years, attracting artists from all over Australia. Now, by popular demand, judging by the results from last year's event, Fab Fakes[...]
HIGH TEA AND FIREFLY MAGIC

HIGH TEA AND FIREFLY MAGIC

High Tea at at the Forest of Tranquility where you can enjoy a selection of teas and a variety of sweet and savoury treats in the beautiful surroundings. Experience our monthly Artisans guests, sculptures on exhibition in the immediate vicinity, relax and unwind with tranquil original music and/or take a stroll in the Australian Rainforest Sanctuary before or after a High Tea. Special Firefly Magic High Tea will be on Sunday 26th November from 6-9pm, $70 per head with guest Encaustic Artist[...]
2017 SCHOOLS SPECTACULAR

2017 SCHOOLS SPECTACULAR

Friday 24th & Saturday 25th November 2017 at Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney Olympic Park Guinness World Record holder Schools Spectacular is back better than ever and set to showcase the best singing and dancing talent from public schools across NSW on Friday 24 and Saturday 25 November at QUDOS Bank Arena. Now in its 34th year, the popular live-and-televised extravaganza will star over 5,700 students including a choir of 2,700 voices, 2,400 dancers; a 100-piece symphony orchestra; world-class stage band, 44 solo singers[...]
FREE TICKETS FOR AUDIO-VISUAL PRESENTATION at Ken Duncan, Erina

FREE TICKETS FOR AUDIO-VISUAL PRESENTATION at Ken Duncan, Erina

During November and December, Ken Duncan would like to treat you and your family and friends to a spectacular audio-visual presentation in the Ken Duncan Gallery Central Coast, Erina FOR FREE. Relax in the comfort of Ken's theatre as he takes you on an inspiring journey across our beautiful nation. Your stress will melt away as Ken's outstanding images transport you out of the hustle and bustle of everyday life and right into some of this country's most breathtaking scenery. Ken Duncan Gallery[...]
ANGEL SUSSURRI

ANGEL SUSSURRI

Angel Sussurri, a story of a family journey... In the heart of the Yarramalong Valley stood a sad and lonely Manor House. It had once had a grand reputation as a place of food wine and laughter. After some time on the market, along came a passionate family with a dream. That was us. We have lived in the Valley near 20 years and had been hoping that someone would revive the Manor as it was a well needed resource to the[...]
CHRISTMAS IN WYONG

CHRISTMAS IN WYONG

Wyong - gateway to the hinterland Located just 90 minutes north of Sydney CBD, and 60 minutes south of Newcastle the historic township of Wyong is considered to be your gateway to the Central Coast scenic and peaceful hinterland. Whilst Wyong Township offers the convenience of being able to park directly outside your service provider or favourite store to grab a delicious bakery treat, coffee or cupcake, it is also minutes away from some of the coasts outstanding tourist, accommodation,[...]
WALKABOUT PARK IN TOP TEN LIST

WALKABOUT PARK IN TOP TEN LIST

Lonely Planet has listed the Central Coast’s Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park as the 8th best animal adventure in the world! Our Walkabout Park is on the Top 10 list alongside places like the Galapagos Islands and Yellowstone National Park. And this world-ranked real life working wildlife sanctuary is right here on our doorstep. With 80 acres of fox-proof bushland, it is home to kangaroos, koalas, dingoes, pythons, wombats, devils and all their feathery, furry, spiky and scaly friends. Many of[...]
COAST TO LAKE WALK - The Entrance

COAST TO LAKE WALK - The Entrance

Now that temperatures are on a downward slope and the days are still long it is the perfect time to try the Coast to Lake Walk if you haven’t already had the pleasure. This pearl of a walk includes easy use paths and boardwalks, grassy knolls with parks and play equipment and rock platforms with rock pools ripe for discovery. Along the way you will discover the diversity of our coast line, you’ll see swans on the lakes and pelicans at[...]
TOUKLEY GETAWAY

TOUKLEY GETAWAY

A unique, relaxed coastal area, which offers the tranquillity of the lakes as well as the ocean. The Greater Toukley Area is located 1 hour north of Sydney on the beautiful Central Coast. The area includes Toukley, Canton Beach, West Toukley, East Toukley, Noraville and Norah Head stretching from the Toukley Bridge to the Norah Head Lighthouse. Kick off the Toukley adventure with a scenic view. Visit the infamous Norah Head Lighthouse.  The active Lighthouse is surrounded by clear uninterrupted views of[...]
BRISBANE WATER OYSTER FESTIVAL

BRISBANE WATER OYSTER FESTIVAL

Sunday November 12 2017 9.30am to 4pm Ettalong Foreshore, Ettalong Beach The Brisbane Water Oyster Festival was established in 2000 by the Peninsula Chamber of Commerce to showcase the beautiful waterways of the Woy Woy Peninsula.  Matthew Wales, the President of the Peninsula Chamber of Commerce has been instrumental in keeping this Festival a vital part of the community calendar for many years. The annual Oyster Festival is on the second Sunday of November each year at Ettalong Beach right on the recently[...]