Sunday 25 June 2017 Escape the ordinary for something extraordinary.This is a boutique and unique festival delivering fun for women who are usually “too busy,” “too tired” or “too stressed” to attend.It’s short, only 2.5 hours so you don’t need to dedicate a whole day. It’s held in the morning, so you won’t be tired…

Fancy a change from the nine to five routine? Need a weekend away? What better excuse than a barbecue class! Come and join them in the picturesque Hunter Valley for a Beer and Barbecue cooking class at Potter’s Brewery.What is this class all about?In this Beer and Barbecue lesson, they cover all things entertaining with…

The fifth annual Hunter Valley Wine Festival is set to be the biggest on record. The Festival will take place on June 24 from 11am – 5pm at the Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley. The Festival brings together the region’s best wineries, along with beer and cider tastings, and fine local food and entertainment in a…

Winemaker’s Dinner – ‘Ocean to Paddock’ – using home grown and local produce. Executive Chef Donna Hollis, Sous Chef Kelly Scott and their team will take you on a gastronomic journey from the ocean to the paddock.Seven course degustation with perfectly paired RidgeView wines as part of the 2017 Hunter Valley Wine and Food Festival.…

The theme for this year’s Dungog Masked Ball is “Under The Sea (and back on the beach)”. If you thought last year’s forestry and fairytales were spectacular, you ain’t seen nothing yet. Last year tickets sold out. And Early Bird tickets are limited to 40 only! Sale of tickets will commence on Monday April 24…

Painted to jazz soundtracks, using his signature palette of blue, red, yellow, Peter conducts the paintbrush across the surface like a soundboard. The canvas or panel becomes his instrument and the paintbrush a tool to write abstract notes as he jams along to the music he hears and loves.Working from the structure of the natural…

At a Victorian Parliamentary Inquiry in 1881, the men and women of the Coranderrk Aboriginal Reserve went head-to-head with the Aboriginal Protection Board. Their goal was both simple and revolutionary: to be allowed to continue the brilliant experiment in self-determination they had pioneered for themselves on the scrap of country left to them.Coranderrk recreates the…

Laguna Markets are held on the third Sunday of the month. With no site fee for stallholders, the Laguna Markets at the Great Northern Trading Post are an opportunity for local providores and artisans to showcase their wares in a gorgeous country market. Your trash may be someone else’s treasure, and new stallholders are welcomed…

‘Penguin Bloom: the odd little bird who saved a family’ by Cameron Bloom and Bradley Trevor Greive. Join Sam and Cameron Bloom for an insightful discussion around the unique story of Penguin Bloom. Penguin the magpie is a global media sensation with over one hundred thousand followers on Instagram. People the world over have fallen…

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