Weekdays (except public holidays).
FREE AUDIO-VISUAL SPECTACULAR
11am to 4pm daily – Ken Duncan Gallery, 414 The Entrance Road, Erina Heights.
Ken Duncan will treat you and your friends to a free audio-visual spectacular in his Gallery. Relax in Ken’s state-of-the-art theatre, while he takes you on an inspiring journey across our beautiful nation.
Bookings are Essential and subject to availability – Call 4367 6701
Until 28 Jan
DINOSAURS TAKE OVER THE AUSTRALIAN REPTILE PARK THESE SUMMER HOLIDAYS
Dinosaurs Alive! will bring the mighty roar of Tyrannosaurus rex and the snapping jaws of the Spinosaurus to the Central Coast wildlife park throughout the summer holidays.
The two species will take daily walks to interact with kids and adults alike.
Giant statues of other species of dinosaurs such as the triceratops, stegosaurus, allosaurus and Parasaurolophus will dwarf visitors whilst educating them on the extinct reptiles. Young paleontologists at heart will also be able to participate in their own fossil search in the popular Dino Dig.
Additional entertainment during the Dinosaurs Alive event series, will be daily feeding of the park’s resident crocodilians – the closest living relative and ancient cousins of the dinosaurs.
Park icon Elvis, a 4.5 metre Saltwater Crocodile renowned to be the crankiest croc in Australia, will be fed daily during a thrill seeking show demonstrating the strength of his snapping jaws, capable of crushing the skull of prey as large as a water buffalo.
Deadly and dangerous Dinosaurs Alive! events extend into the park’s lagoon, home to 40 American Alligators. Their daily feeding show consists of park keepers entering the danger zone of the lagoon, and dangling their food over a walking plank, whilst tempting the giant reptiles to launch high out of the water allowing visitors to marvel at their erratic jaw snapping for food.
Roving keepers at Australian Reptile Park will also be wandering around with a variety of scaly reptiles and cuddly mammals for guests to meet and greet. To really get up close and personal with The Australian Reptile Park residents, guests can book either a Behind-The-Scenes tour or one of the popular and interactive Kids 2 Keepers programs.
The Australian Reptile Park is a hands-on zoo located the natural bush setting of the Central Coast of NSW, only 60 minutes from Sydney or Newcastle. Enjoy live entertaining shows, themed exhibits and interaction with many of the wildlife sanctuaries residents. The Park is open daily from 9am-5pm (except Christmas Day), with complimentary parking and BBQ facilities.
More information at www.reptilepark.com.au
1 – 31 January
KEN DUNCAN: JOYS OF THE JOURNEY
Open Daily 10am to 5pm, Ken Duncan Gallery, 414 The Entrance Rd, Erina Heights. This brand-new photographic exhibition from our local Aussie icon will allow you to share in the joys of Ken’s journeys across our beautiful nation and throughout many other countries as well. This is the largest exhibition of new images Ken has ever released and he will be thrilled to share with you the stories behind his amazing adventures.
Phone 4367 6701 for details.
FREE KIDS BINGO – CLUB WYONG
11–2pm. 15 Margaret St, Wyong
Free kids bingo, magic show, face painting & balloons.
RISING APPALACHIA SUPPORTED BY MATIU TE HUKI
6.30pm at The Rhythm Hut, 135 Faunce St Gosford. Rising Appalachia brings to the stage a collection of sounds, stories, and songs steeped in tradition and a devotion to world culture.
Matiu Te Huki’s has a strong Maori flavor, using haka, chants and traditional Maori instruments. http://therhythmhut.com.au/rising-appalachia/
THE GWANDALAN COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL 2018
At The Gwandalan Bowling Club, Gamban Rd, Gwandalan on the foreshore of Lake Macquarie. This community event will cater for all the family with a variety of country music artists and is made possible by the generous support of The Gwandalan Bowling Club. Main Stage 12 til late. Hosted by Dianne Lindsay and Peter Simpson. Artists include Anne Kirkpatrick, The Prannies, Steve Passfield, Coad Family Runaway Dixie. Country Rock – Jasmin Rae, The Search Party and Whiskey Business. Bring a chair. Food and drinks available. For more info ph 49 762522 Entry $10, children free.
CAR CLUBS TO VISIT ALISON HOMESTEAD, WYONG
3pm – 7pm at Wyong District Museum, 1 Cape Road Wyong. Central Coast British Car Club and Triumph Sports Owners Association Sydney Club will be visiting Alison Homestead. View the historic vehicles, tour the Museum, bring a picnic, use the BBQ, relax in the picnic area. $5 per vehicle (includes Museum entry) payable at the gate.
Doors 6pm, show at 6.30pm at The Rhythm Hut, 135 Faunce St Gosford. Soft-spoken Kim Churchill is a laidback singer-songwriter playing an intimate, seated, solo acoustic show. More info therhythmhut.com.au/kim-churchill/
THE WACKY LOLLY SHOOTING MACHINE WORKSHOP WITH JENS ALTHEIMER
60 minute workshop ideal for kids and families with Jens Altheimer, the creator of LOOSE ENDS. Creativity, problem resolving, communication, cooperation and logical thinking with lots of fun. Min age 8 years.
LIMITED PLACES. The Art House, 19-21 Margaret Street, Wyong. www.thearthousewyong.com.au
LOOSE ENDS WITH JENS ALTHEIMER
The story of a man who thinks he can organise all his life in boxes, and has a knack for getting into mischief. Highly visual, emotional and unpredictable show. It makes inventions and machines fun and adds a few quirky edges to puppetry. Family tickets available. The Art House, 19-21 Margaret Street, Wyong.
FREE KIDS ACTIVITIES
Village Central Wyong
10-11.30am. 18-34 Alison Rd Wyong
Craft – sand art, balloons & Face painting.
FREE KIDS BINGO, MAGIC SHOW & FACE PAINTING
11–2pm. 15 Margaret St, Wyong
Free kids Bingo, magic show, face painting & balloons.
Free kids activities – Village Central Wyong
10–11:30am. 18-34 Alison Rd Wyong
Craft – dream catchers, balloons & Face painting.
FREE KIDS ACTIVITIES -ART ON THE HILL – WYONG NEIGHBOURHOOD CENTRE
10–11:30am. Cnr Alison & Rankens Court Wyong. All things Paint – face painting, hair chalk, bunting decorating, marbling, slime & nature craft.
Celebrate Australia Day at Gosford Sailing Club
Come to the Gosford waterfront and watch all the Australia Day activities. View the Sail past of water craft and crew dressed up in Australian costume from 10:30am.
Try your skills at radio controlled model yacht racing from 11am. Watch all the action in the Australia Day Sailing Regatta from 2pm while dining in Spinnakers Brasserie.
Our special Australia Day menu includes lamb cutlets, burgers, pavlova and lamington ice-cream!
Or just get out of the heat and partake of one of our fine beverages
Gosford Sailing Club, 28 Masons Parade Gosford. Ph: 02 4325 7216. www.gosfordsailingclub.com
WRC – 2GO FAMILY DAY
12pm- 5.30pm. Howarth St Wyong
FREE entry for kids, FREE carnival rides all day for kids, FREE games & craft activities, competitions and prizes for kids, FREE face painting. Kids Fashions on the Field with great prizes and Live Entertainment.
Elvis An American Trilogy
Three of the world’s leading Elvis tribute artists. Vic Trevino Jnr embodies the rockabilly sound and raw dance moves of the young Elvis. Gino Monopoli recreates the sophistication feel and sound of the movie years taking in tracks from the most iconic movies such as GI Blues, Kid Gallahad, Speedway and many more as well as recreating Elvis’ 1968 comeback TV special. Steve Michaels channels Elvis in the famous White Eagle jumpsuit passionately re-creating the seventies era. The Art House, 19-21 Margaret Street, Wyong. www.thearthousewyong.com.au
KIYANOSH & THE SYNDICATE
7pm at The Rhythm Hut, 135 Faunce St Gosford. An up-and-coming Sydney rapper with an Iranian background, embracing the sounds of jazz, funk and soul. More info therhythmhut.com.au
It’s the show that has been packing venues all over town and just keeps rolling on as Jeff Duff presents his unique interpretation of the songs of David Bowie. More than just a tribute show Jeff’s unique and powerful take on the David Bowie songbook has fans returning night after night. Jeff’s all star band features guitaristJak Housden from the Whitlams along with the brilliant keyboard player Glenn Rhodes and drummer-percussionist Jess Ciampa. The Art House, 19-21 Margaret Street, Wyong. www.thearthousewyong.com.au
4pm – 10pm. Alison Rd Wyong.
Enjoy this unique outdoor festival with your whole family. Three Laneways; Three Music stages; Food Trucks; Licensed bar area; Market stalls; Roving entertainment; Interactive art displays; Buskers; Circus performances and Whoosh kid zone.
5 LANDS BAND & NICK SAXON
5pm at The Rhythm Hut, 135 Faunce St Gosford. The ever-changing line up of The 5 Lands Band brings together some of the top musicians from the Central Coast, Sydney and Newcastle. They create improvised jams, based on funk, jazz, folk and groove. Nick Saxon encapsulates, yet defies, the Australian contemporary musical tradition. The 30 year old musician, performer, surfer, television presenter and brand ambassador has all the classic calling cards: the wholesome, surfer looks, a job with National Geographic as an adventure series presenter, the matinee idol-style guitar strumming at sunset out takes. Entry by donation. Contact: email@example.com
Save The Date..
WYONG INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY BREAKFAST
7am – 9am at The Royal Hotel Wyong. For enquiries please contact Sharyn Burgess on 0414341010
VIEW CLUBS MONTHLY MEETINGS
“Working for the Smith Family”
New members and visitors are welcome.
BRISBANE WATER EVENING VIEW CLUB
Function Room at the Grange Hotel, Renwick St, Wyoming on Fourth Tues of month – 6.30pm for 7pm. Contact Valda 4325 1688 or Helen 4367 5670.
THE BATEAU BAY VIEW CLUB
The Entrance Leagues Club (Tigers), 3 Bay Village Rd, Bateau Bay. Lunch meeting on 1st Tuesday of the month at 10.30am. Ph: Kay 4368 3183 or Robbie 4368 6131.
TOUKLEY VIEW CLUB
Meets 2nd Friday of month at Club Toukley RSL for lunch followed by entertainment. Also outings such as Friendship Morning Tea, Soup and Damper day and interesting discussions.
Contact Sandra on 4396 6206