BONSAI WORKSHOP GROUP
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Wauchope Bonsai Workshop Group meets the second Saturday in the month commencing at 10am and going until around 2pm.
The meeting commences with a discussion of the display trees, followed by a presentation. The remainder of the meeting is workshop time for members to work on their own trees and a separate one-hour session for beginners to learn the basics of bonsai.
Visitors are most welcome to drop into the meetings. The group is an excellent way to learn how to create your own, or to care for the bonsai you already have.
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WAUCHOPE FARMERS MARKET
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The Wauchope Farmers' Market provides an opportunity for local farmers and food producers to sell a large variety of produce and hand crafted gourmet food products direct to the public.
It is a well established community market built on a philosophy of providing the freshest, the best, and the healthiest alternatives to the community, with produce and product often hand-picked the day before the market.
GROWN AND GATHERED COMMUNITY MARKET
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This local community market is fast becoming known as the region's friendliest market.
The premise of the market was originally based on the idea of "re-use, recycle, repurpose" with local valley residents bringing their farm produce excesses to the local hall to barter and share with other residents. Since then, this little market has grown to include fantastic food, great coffee, eclectic and interesting stalls including jewellery, artworks, metal work, recycled clothing, knitwear, jams, preserves and plenty more. It changes each month so there's always something new to see.
The drive is about 45 minutes from Port Macquarie or 25 minutes from Wauchope, through the gorgeous Pappinbarra Valley past Beechwood. If you enjoy a scenic drive with a fantastic destination at the end, come and see them on the first Sunday of each month from 9am to 1pm in daylight savings, and til 12 through the colder months.
Creative Wauchope is an initiative of the thriving creative community in Wauchope.
This vibrant and active group of retailers, artists and designers is banding together to promote the many creative industries that Wauchope has to offer.
Look for the Creative Wauchope symbol on the street and in shopfronts to guide you through a trail of discovery throughout the CBD.
Creative Wauchope is a subcommittee of the Wauchope Chamber of Commerce.
The Creative Wauchope team welcome new faces at monthly meetings. From 8am is administration and from 8.30am all are welcome to info share and network. The team are working on creative events calendar for 2019.
Get in touch with us via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
FRIDAY 26TH APRIL 2019 TO SATURDAY 27TH APRIL 2019
Like all show societies throughout Australia, the members of the Wauchope Show Society Committee, its directors, stewards, life members and other community members work tirelessly to present events at the Wauchope Showground.
These members present a traditional, yet modern showground that is well maintained and is the pride of the local and extended community.
The Wauchope Show is an event that helps promote agriculture and farming within the district. It is a community event that offers a range of things to see and do for everyone. They have the traditional horse, cattle, poultry, goat and hall sections along with the sideshow rides.
They also have an animal nursery, harness racing, fireworks dog tails and much more.
The Slice of Haven Food, Wine and Beer Festival has become a leading gourmet lifestyle event on the Mid North Coast social calendar, attracting tens of thousands of people to the Camden Haven region.
Each year organisers of the event challenge stallholders to use locally-grown key ingredients, embrace the event’s vibe of indulgence and get creatively quirky to meet the yearly theme.
Entry is by donation which goes towards the Camden Haven SES, Camden Haven Surf Life Saving Club and volunteer organisations who help make Slice of Haven happen.
Please: No pets
Established in 1985, Ironman Australia remains an iconic global event - taking place in Port Macquarie, New South Wales - four hours north of Sydney. From the swim course in Hastings River to the bike course along the Pacific Ocean and run course in the heart of Port Macquarie, the event is a race that competitors come back to year after year.
The format of the Australian TriClub Championship will undergo a refresher to become the NewOceania TriClub Championship Series. A new and exciting, truly regional TriClub Championship promises to see the TriClub rivalry that Port Macquarie is so famous for, continue bigger and better than ever.
In this 90 minute taster felting workshop, you will learn about the felting process and take home your own small felted creation.
1.5 hours, max 10 participants. Children over 12 years welcome with an accompanying adult.
All materials provided.
Christine has been working with textiles her whole life. As much as possible she uses natural fibres: Australian Merino (wool), alpaca, mohair, bamboo and cotton.
Come along for a fun explore of Batik with Charlie Tubbs. A historically rich craft, this wax resist process will leave you wanting to come back for more. In this session we will experiment with the elements of design and colour to create some simple flags, each with a message of its own.
This activity, 'an introduction' to the practice of batik is suitable for ages 12 and up. A great opportunity for an intergenerational activity as younger people will require a responsible person to assist.
Contact Charlie for enquiries: 0497314937 or email email@example.com
All materials provided. Cost: $10
There's an uplifting feeling that accompanies holding and drinking from a vessel you have created yourself. Come and join this focussed and inspiring 2 hour workshop where you will create your own mug and set of dipping bowls. you will learn the fundamentals of pinch and slab methods and explore decorative techniques using locally found flora. develop your sense of aesthetics and ergonomics and expand your appreciation of hand made pottery.
Your set will be glazed and fired by Heather at Lake Cathie Pottery and will be ready for pick up 2-3 weeks later.
2 hours, max 10 participants. Children over 12 years welcome with an accompanying adult.
For more info please phone Heather on 0414274760
In this workshop, your tutor - bead and textile artist Vana Ford - will show you how to make your own beautiful beads. You will condition the clay, make a polymer clay cane, reduce the cane and apply it like a veneer to the beads you have made.
Polymer clay is a fun medium to use and one you can easily use at home to create fabulous jewellery and many other items.
3 hours, max 8 participants. Children over 12 years welcome with an accompanying adult.
Contact Vana: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Vana Ford is a textile and bead artist who lives in Wauchope. She is a lifelong learner of traditional arts and is particularly influenced by Indian, Indonesian and Japanese textile arts and the story art of Australian Aboriginal people. Natural fibres, particularly silk, and beads are her passion. Vana makes ceramic and polymer clay beads. Her work has been exhibited at the Glasshouse and Sunset Gallery in Port Macquarie.
Something amazing happens when people create together; a bond is strengthened and there's usually a whole lot of fun going on! In this 'inter-generational workshop' attendees are encouraged to share the experience with a younger or older family member (over 12).
Learn various techniques to cut, rip and layer images, then bring them all together in one pleasing artwork.
You will leave with a beautiful collage which will remind you of the special bond you share.
A professional artist specialising in mixed media, Vivanne has exhibited in solo and group shows since 1993. She has completed several Art and Design qualifications including a Diploma in Fine Arts. With Over 10 years teaching experience, she ran a thriving art school in Sydney and gives gentle step by step guidance while strongly encouraging individual self expression.
Home-wares/art magazines will be provided but feel free to bring some additional magazines or images specific to your needs.
More info - www.viviannehazenveld.com
4 hours, max 8 participants. Children over 12 years welcome with an accompanying adult.
Save the date of Sat 11 May 2019! Join us for workshops in Polymer clay, collage, pottery, felt-making, and batik. This is a fantastic day of creativity and community generously supported by Regional Arts NSW and the Country Arts Support Program (CASP)
Be sure to head to www.creativewauchope.com.au for the latest info, how to register to have a stall or workshops and how to book in to attend a workshop!
We have some more surprises in store for you so watch this space!
Creative Wauchope is a subcommittee of the Wauchope Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc
Christine has been working with textiles her whole life. As much as possible she uses natural fibers: Australian Merino (wool), alpaca, mohair, bamboo and cotton.
This activity, 'an introduction' to the practice of batik is suitable for ages 12 and up. A great opportunity for an inter-generational activity as younger people will require a responsible person to assist.
Contact Charlie for enquiries: 0497314937 or email email@example.com
Save the Date for the Wauchope Chamber May Catch up! (details out soon!)
WAUCHOPE JOCKEY CLUB'S 35th Annual LASIANDRA TROPHY RACE
Saturday 25th May
PRIZES FOR BEST PURPLE DRESSED
BEECHWOOD ROAD, WAUCHOPE
Ph: 0438 493 135
WAUCHOPE LASIANDRA FESTIVAL
4-25 MARCH 2019
The first Lasiandra Festival was held in 1984 and it has continued annually since then, always taking place from the second Saturday in March to coincide with the floral spectacular of the lasiandra in bloom. The festival is run entirely by volunteers and proceeds from the festival are used for the promotion and beautification of Wauchope. The festival continues through the entire month of March.
Festival Program highlights include Purple People Shopping Day, Lifeline Garden Party, Lasiandra Rock N Roll Dance, Jazz in Bago Vineyard, Twilight Lasiandra Fashion Parade, Veteran Ladies Golf Day, the Annual Lasiandra Festival plus much more.
Fun for all the family.
Thomas the Tank Engines' Timbertown Adventure will be three days packed full of Thomas fun! Tickets include unlimited Steam Train rides behind Thomas the Tank Engine as well as unlimited rides on the Horse and Carriage, Mini Steam Train, and all other amusement rides operating on the day!
Endless fun with Face Painting, Story Telling, Jumping Castle and a Mini Stage Show starring the Fat Controller, with the opportunity to meet and have your photo taken with him. Thomas' friends Cranky the Crane, George the Steam Roller and Rosie will also join in on the fun! With extra costs after entry besides food and souvenirs at value for money prices.
JUNE 2ND 2019
If you’re into everything outdoors, and running, wriggling, climbing, crawling, getting wet and muddy over boggy but beautiful terrain, with challenging obstacles, mud pits and more, then Suck it up Buttercup is the course for you.
With a challenging eight kilometre assault obstacle course and 50+ obstacles and action stations, this one is set to push you to your limits across a picturesque course like no other.
Wade in solo, join a team, run with the kids. Get ready for an experience - oh, and it’s called ‘Suck it up Buttercup’ for a reason! Get ready to do battle with this year's Viking theme.
SUNDAY 2nd June 2019
OUR ANNUAL FUNDRAISING GOLF DAY FOR THE STARLIGHT CHILDREN’S FOUNDATION; Come and join us at the Wauchope Country Club
$30.00 per head
PLEASE BOOK YOUR TEAM BY CALLING THE PRO SHOP ON (02) 6585 3885 or Don McDonald: 0417 267 085.
SUNDAY 9TH JUNE TO TUESDAY 11TH JUNE
An initiative of Hastings Landcare, the Farm Gate Tour offers visitors a unique opportunity to visit 12 properties not usually open to the public. Gates open over the three days of the June long weekend and farmers / land custodians will take visitors on a tour, chat about their production methods, conservation and the environment. The tours provide opportunities to walk amongst farm animals, crops and in a conservation area.
The farms on tour are all operated in an environmentally responsible manner.
Suitable for all ages and diverse interests, this is a self drive tour. Visitors can tailor their own tour over the three days, going to as few or many of the properties as they would like.
Farm opening / tour times and maps will be provided in the booklet / ticket, available for purchase from the Port Macquarie Information Centre / Glasshouse as well as online and in Wauchope at the Hastings Landcare office and at Ecowild organic shop. Some tours are restricted in numbers and have to be especially booked.
Explore the back roads and drink in the diversity - they'll be showing you a lot - from oyster production to bush foods and a sheep dairy.
Steam Fair in the middle of winter, a fantastic time to enjoy Heritage steam, log fires, and fresh hot damper.
They will have steam boats on the lake along with steam vehicles. Steam trains, traction engines and engines galore. The damper camp will be operating also along with live music. See rare trades and demonstrations and much more.
Please see their website for more details.
Caravan/Camping available on site, call for details.
For more information: http://www.timbertown.com.au
The Mid North Coast Caravan, Camping, 4WD, Fish and Boat Show - the Mid North's Coast number one outdoor event.
With over 165 exhibitors, loads of entertainment for the whole family, 4WD display, camp oven cooking, reptile show, bike show and so much more!
For more information: http://www.ruralscene.com.au
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