Weekly whats on - Clarence River Tourism

”WHAT’S ON”
Thursday 26th February to Wednesday 4th March, 2015.
Pacific Highway, South Grafton NSW 2460
Phone: (02) 6642 4677 Fax: (02) 6643 1927
Email: [email protected] Website: www.clarencetourism.com
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EVERYDAY ATTRACTIONS
Passenger ferries; River Cruises, Houseboats; Fishing boats; Party boats; Dive & fishing charters; Canoe Hire, 2
person Paddle Bikes, 4 person Paddleboats, 5 Person Paddleboats, Horse riding; Abseiling; Rock Climbing;
Kayak tours; Arts & Crafts; Aboriginal Arts & Crafts; Museums; Cinemas; National Parks; White Water Rafting;
Bowls; Golf; Tennis; Squash; 10 Pin Bowls and lots of local sporting facilities.
Daily Examiner Offices: Grafton
Phone:
Fax:
6643 0500
6642 7156
Yamba
Phone: 6645 8822
Fax:
6645 8823
Thursday:
Sydney J at the Pacific Hotel, Yamba.
Friday:
Ryan Martin on the deck 6.00pm / Justin Standley from 8.00pm at the Grafton District Services
Club, Grafton. Ford Brothers at the Pacific Hotel, Yamba. Raw Fish at the Yamba Shores Tavern,
Yamba. Secret Squirrel at the Maclean Hotel, Maclean. Double Trouble at the Yamba Golf Club,
Yamba. What the Heck! at the Harwood Hotel, Harwood.
Saturday:
Ben Francis DJ set at the Clocktower Hotel, Grafton. Phat Tracta at the Yamba Shores Tavern,
Yamba. Sexwax DJs at the Pacific Hotel, Yamba.
Sunday:
Joseph Tawadros Trio from 2.00pm at the Saraton theatre, Grafton. Sam Fletcher from 2.00pm at
the Pacific Hotel, Yamba. Minnie Marks from 2.00pm at the Maclean Hotel, Maclean.
Monday:
The Family Tree at the Yamba Bowling Club, Yamba.
Tuesday:
Hit that Musical Bingo at the Maclean Hotel, Maclean.
Wednesday:
Bean open mic night at the Naked Bean, South Grafton.
Coming:
Friday 6th March: Faulty Towers Dining Experience at the South Grafton Ex-Servicemen’s Club,
South Grafton.
Friday 6th March: Lisa Hunt at the Maclean Hotel, Maclean.
Saturday 7th March: The Funk Thieves at the Yamba Bowling Club, Yamba.
Saturday 7th March: Victoria Avenue at the Clocktower Hotel, Grafton.
Sunday 8th March: Victoria Avenue at the Maclean Hotel, Maclean.
Saturday 14th March: Absolutely 80s featuring Scott Carne (Kids in the Kitchen, Brian
Mannix (Uncanny XMen) and David Sterry (Real Life) at the Grafton District Services Club,
Grafton.
Sunday 15th March: Seven Sopranos at the Saraton Theatre, Prince Street, Grafton.
Sunday 22nd March: Stopera: Broadway Melodies at the Saraton theatre, Prince Street, Grafton.
Thursday 26th to Monday 30th March: Travelling Film Festival at the Saraton Theatre, Prince
Street, Grafton.
Saturday 28th March: George Smilovici at the Yamba Golf Club, Yamba.
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Mountain Biking in Bom Bom State Forest - Everyone is welcome.
For information on our club and events can be found on our Facebook page "Bom
Bom Racing".
General Information: There are rules and generally riding at Bom Bom and can be
ridden most times, if rules are followed. The main rule we ask is not to ride tracks after
substantial rain as bikes will damage tracks and cause environmental damage. Most
riders are aware of this condition. There are other rules like not to litter and respect to
the flora and fauna in the forest as an example.
The rules are posted on the sign at the entrance to the Bom Bom tracks.
Thursday 26th February
Weekly Grafton Farmer’s & Grower’s Markets to be held Duke Street Road
Reserve, Market Square. Starting at 7.00am to 12.00 noon. The Farmers Market has
a great range of fresh local produce including jams, sauces, honey, bakery items and
plenty more. Stroll in the open air, chat with the farmers and producers, and even get
advice on best cooking methods.
The Grafton Farmers Market provides a great opportunity for Clarence Valley farmers
and fresh food producers to sell farm-origin and associated value-added processed
food products directly to local customers while giving you an opportunity to talk directly
to them about their produce and their farming methods.
The Market show cases locally grown fruit, vegetables, eggs, fish, flowers etc plus
locally produced cakes, biscuits, jams and gourmet items.
For more information about the Grafton Farmer’s and Grower’s Market contact
Casey Challacombe on 6642 3336.
Old Time Dancing will be held at the Grafton District Services Club, 105 Mary Street,
Grafton at 9.30am. Contact: GDSC on 6643 2895.
Maclean Hospital Auxiliary Bingo will be held at the Maclean RSL Club, 36-38 River
Street, Maclean.
Starting at 10.00am to Midday.
Cash Bingo, Accumulating Jackpot, Undercover Bingo. Free Coffee and Tea.
Old Time Dancing for Single men and women. This is held weekly at the Criterion
Theatre, Bacon Street, Grafton.
Cost $5.00 – includes door prize, raffle and supper.
Starts at 7.30pm.
Enjoy the friendship of other singles while having fun and exercising.
Contact Peter for more information on 6643 4683.
There are other activities organised regularly.
Friday 27th February
The NSW Land and Water Commissioner and representatives of the NSW office of
Coal Seam Gas and Department of Primary Industries (DPI Water).
This special briefing will provide you with facts on the baseline water data project that
has been completed for the Clarence Moreton Basin, the NSW Gas Plan and
information to address concerns that have been raised around well-integrity in coal
seam gas activities.
This event will be held at the Crown Hotel, 1 Prince Street, Grafton starting at 7.00am
to 9.00am.
Please RSVP by close of business on Monday 23rd February with names of
attendees to Grafton Chamber of Commerce and Industry, phone: 6695 2222.
Cost $20.00 each.
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Friday 27th February
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The Grafton Social Dance Club is held at the South Grafton RSL, Wharf Street,
South Grafton. Starting at 9.00am to noon. We welcome experienced and learner
dancers. Ware are learning lots of new dances as well as going over all the other
dances. There is a small entrance fee and morning tea is available. Come along and
enjoy a fun morning with new friends and old.
For further information please phone Dawn on 6642 7459, Lyn on 6644 5265 or
Sandra on 6642 7671.
Clarence River Jockey Club – Horse Racing TAB Tradies Race Day will be held at
the Race Course, Powell Street, Grafton. Top Racing Facilities. Grafton is a major
regional centre for horse racing. The Grafton racetrack has excellent facilities and
visitors are very welcome. Contact: CRJA. Phone: 6642 2566. Website:
www.crjc.com.au
Saturday 28th February
Gliding at Waterview Heights with the Grafton Gliding Club.
We fly every Saturday morning subject to weather, and other days by arrangement.
Please phone Warren CFI: 6643 4432 or Bob Secretary: 6654 1638 to arrange a
flight.
Copmanhurst Celtic & Contemporary Folk Session (fourth Saturday of the month)
at the Rest Point Family Hotel, Copmanhurst. Gather from 2pm to 5.00pm, so we’re
ready to start when the last diners have finished and left, except of course anyone that
decides to join us.
See you there.
For those who haven’t been before, it’s an informal, unplugged session.
Everyone and anyone welcome to come and sing, play or simply listen. The focus is
on Celtic and traditional folk music, but other songs get an airing too. Do bring
songbooks, especially the Bushwhackers Australian songbook, if you have a copy.
We have a collection of song folders to share, and we just have fun with whatever
anyone wants to put out there.
Contact: Mazza. Phone: 6647 3274 or 0414 225 838.
Free Workshops – Out of the Box Yamba Skate Park.
Drum Workshops from 3.30pm to 5.30pm.
Note: Workshops are subject to change. Be sure to like us on facebook at
www.facebook.com/eyeswidewideclarencevalley and check regularly for updates on
workshops and events.
Clarence Valley BMX Club Racing is held at the South Grafton BMX Track, Abbot
Street, South Grafton. Contact: Joanne Stanton on 0421 389 266.
More information is available at the Clarence Valley BMX Club’s website where you
will also find some great pictures and videos of BMX action at the Clarence Valley
BMX race track.
Racing is on most Saturday afternoons sign on from 3.00pm to 3.45pm and racing
from 4.00pm.
Wednesday Night gate practice sign on at 4.30pm gates at 5.00pm till 7.00pm or
8.00pm or 9.00pm or when we get sick of it or too tired to ride.
News:
Saturday 28th February
& Sunday 1st March
Walkers Marina Hotel, 90 Through Street, South Grafton. Free "Big Dog" Jumping
Castle from 1.00pm to 4.00pm. Contact: Steve Dobbs on 0409 870 051.
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Sunday 1st March
Croquet at Coutts Crossing is held at the Coutts Crossing Croquet Club, next to the
fire station.
Starting at 8.00 and 9.00am.
At just $7.00 for a day’s play, it is the best sporting value for miles around.
To contact the Coutts Crossing Croquet Club, phone president Wayne Gadke on 6649 3200 or
secretary Peter Martin on 6649 5109.
Iluka Markets will be held at the Iluka Sports Oval on the corner of Owen and Spenser
Streets, Iluka.
Starting at 8.00am to 12.30pm.
Variety of Stalls. Only 15 minutes off the Highway, on the Sports Oval as you come
into Iluka.
Contact: Paul Ryan. Mobile: 0422 010 989.
South Grafton High & Iluka Rowing Club Regatta will be held in the Clarence River
at South Grafton. Contact: Rodney Dent. Phone: (02) 6646 6328.
Celtic & Contemporary Folk Session will be held at Roche’s Family Hotel (on the
1st Sunday of the month), Cnr Victoria & Hockey Streets, Grafton.
Starting at 2.00pm in the Stables Restaurant area. No Charge.
Come earlier if you want to have lunch ~ Bistro’s open from 12 noon till 2.00pm, the
food is good and reasonably priced.
Beginners / novice singers & players are as welcome as more veteran and practiced
singers & musos. (Sessions can also be opportunities form mentoring, if you’re
interested). Of course, you can just come and listen, and enjoy the ambience and a
few laughs.
For more information please call Mazza on 6647 3274.
The Conservatorium is presenting Joseph Tawadros Trio will be held at the Saraton
Theatre, Prince Street, Grafton.
Starting at 2.00pm to 5.00pm.
Contact: Clarence Valley Conservatorium on 6643 3555.
Email: [email protected] Website: www.cvcon.com.au
Joseph Tawadros has established himself as one the world’s leading oud performers
and composers, proclaimed internationally as “a master of his field” (Agaz-Smitz).
With 11 ARIA-nominated albums and winner of the 2012, 2013 and 2014 ARIA
Awards for ‘Best World Music Album’, he is a virtuoso of amazing diversity and
sensitivity, regularly appearing in concert halls worldwide and praised for the
“sumptuous, simultaneously haunting and warm, elegant and earthy” sounds he elicits
from the oud (Sydney Morning Herald).
James Tawadros at only 25 years of age, an ARIA award-winner, has already made
a name for himself as a world class percussionist and soloist.
Matt McMahon is one of Australia’s finest jazz pianists/composers. He has won many
awards including the National Jazz Award in 1999 and The Freedman Fellowship in
2005, and performed with many of Australia’s jazz icons.
Tickets prices are: Adult - $30.00, Concession - $25.00, Under 18 - $10.00 and
CVCon Students – Free.
The tickets are available at the Saraton and online at www.saraton.com (please note
the online tickets attract a $1 booking fee).
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Monday 2nd March
Grafton Ukulele players ('Gr'Ukets') get together at 10 am (till 11.45), at Joan Muir
Community Hall, 194 Turf St, Grafton. $3 contribution covers the hall hire, and
tea/coffee. Friendly support from fellow learners, songs with chords to share, Tap in
and Uke out with us!
If you know anyone who would like to be kept in-formed about Folk Song & Music
sessions, Uke sessions, and Open Mike performance opportunities in the Clarence,
please feel free to pass on my contact details ~ Mazza 6647 3274, New email:
[email protected] Similarly, if you are organizing such an event, tell me
about it. I might be able to help you spread the word.
Music happens because people, who want to sing & play, get together!
Social Dancing – Scottish Country Dancing. It’s very energetic, a lot of fun, you
don’t have to bring your sword to dance on – and there are some very simple dances
to learn. This is for members of U3A (that is over fifty and having paid your subs)
2.00pm to 3.30pm at the Wooli Street Community Hall, Yamba. Everyone is welcome,
no partner needed. Now if you want to join in please ring Anne on 6645 1345, as she
will ensure some simpler dances are included for the beginners. Folk dancing is a
wonderful way to getting ‘fit and fin’, so do your diabetic tendencies a good turn and
join in.
“Rock n Roll Classes” with the Big River Rockers at the Grafton Golf Club, Bent
Street, South Grafton.
Starting at 7.00pm to 9.15pm.
100% Social rock N Roll. $2.00 per person.
For more information ring 6642 2255.
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Euchre Night at the Yamba Bowling Club, Yamba.
Invitation to Learn and/or Play Euchre.
To commemorate 25 years of playing Euchre at the Bowlo, the Euchre Club executive
invites you to come and join them and enjoy a relaxed game of euchre among people
who will become your friends.
Starting at 7.00pm and are usually finished by 9.30pm.
Cost is $3.00 per player per night, with a prize pool of $30.00 per night, plus various
jackpots.
The ‘Courtesy Bus’ is there for your convenience.
So, if you have not played euchre for a while, or not at all…. no sweat, beginner
classes or just a refresher run through is available, just make contact and let us know
your wishes.
Contact: Joan Pullen on 6646 3110.
Tuesday 3rd March
Yamba Rotary Club usually meet every week at the Yamba Bowling Club, Wooli
Street, Yamba.
Arriving at 6.00pm for a 6.30pm start.
Contact: Staff Sheldon. Phone: 6646 2385.
Old Time Dancing will be held at the Grafton District Services Club, 105 Mary Street,
Grafton.
Starting at 7.30pm.
Contact: GDSC on 6643 2895.
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Wednesday 4th March
Yamba Weekly Farmers and Food Markets will be held in the Whiting Beach Car
Park of Flinders Reserve, Yamba. Time: 7am til 12noon. All produce sold must be
freshly and locally grown. The Market show cases locally grown fruit, vegetables, eggs,
fish, flowers etc. plus locally produced cakes, biscuits, jams and gourmet items
For more information about the Grafton Farmer’s and Grower’s Market contact
Casey Challacombe on 6642 3336.
Croquet at Coutts Crossing is held at the Coutts Crossing Croquet Club, next to the
fire station.
Starting at 8.00 and 9.00am.
At just $7.00 for a day’s play, it is the best sporting value for miles around.
To contact the Coutts Crossing Croquet Club, phone president Wayne Gadke on 6649
3200 or secretary Peter Martin on 6649 5109.
Old Time Dancing will be held at the Grafton District Services Club, 105 Mary Street,
Grafton at 9.30am.
Contact: GDSC on 6643 2895.
Kids Karate – Beginners Class. Age: 8 to 13 years. Where: Basmar Hall, 21 Pound
Street, Grafton.
Time: 4.00pm to 5.00pm.
Enquiries to Instructor: Anne Trimble. Phone: 0414 724 454 or 6644 7391.
Sing Australia – Connecting Australians in Singing – Grafton Group – every
Wednesday from 6.30pm to 8.30pm at the Presbyterian Church Hall, Cnr Oliver and
Prince Streets, Grafton.
Contact: Sue on 6647 6326. All Welcome!
Thursday 5th March
Weekly Grafton Farmer’s & Grower’s Markets to be held Duke Street Road
Reserve, Market Square. Starting at 7.00am to 12.00 noon. The Farmers Market has
a great range of fresh local produce including jams, sauces, honey, bakery items and
plenty more. Stroll in the open air, chat with the farmers and producers, and even get
advice on best cooking methods.
The Grafton Farmers Market provides a great opportunity for Clarence Valley farmers
and fresh food producers to sell farm-origin and associated value-added processed
food products directly to local customers while giving you an opportunity to talk directly
to them about their produce and their farming methods.
The Market show cases locally grown fruit, vegetables, eggs, fish, flowers etc plus
locally produced cakes, biscuits, jams and gourmet items.
For more information about the Grafton Farmer’s and Grower’s Market contact
Casey Challacombe on 6642 3336.
Maclean Hospital Auxiliary Bingo will be held at the Maclean RSL Club, 36-38 River
Street, Maclean.
Starting at 10.00am to Midday.
Cash Bingo, Accumulating Jackpot, Undercover Bingo. Free Coffee and Tea.
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Thursday 5th March
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Smart Economy Co-Working Spaces Workshop will be held at the Laneway Cafe,
63 Charles Street Iluka.
Starting at 10.30 am to 11.30am.
Contact Name: Sandi Parsons on 6643 0200.
Website: www.clarence.nsw.gov.au
Are you a Clarence Valley resident that telecommutes, works from home, freelancers,
consults or are your own boss?
The next iteration of the Smart Economy Co-Working Spaces this time moves to Iluka
and will set up at the Laneway Cafe in Iluka. These co-working spaces are a great
way for local small businesses operators to get together to brainstorm with and meet
other local small business owners.
Anyone interested in this are encouraged to bring their own laptop, business cards and
a willingness to share ideas and meet new people.
Euchre Night at the Yamba Bowling Club, Yamba.
Invitation to Learn and/or Play Euchre.
To commemorate 25 years of playing Euchre at the Bowlo, the Euchre Club executive
invites you to come and join them and enjoy a relaxed game of euchre among people
who will become your friends.
Starting at 7.00pm and are usually finished by 9.30pm.
Cost is $3.00 per player per night, with a prize pool of $30.00 per night, plus various
jackpots.
The ‘Courtesy Bus’ is there for your convenience.
So, if you have not played euchre for a while, or not at all…. no sweat, beginner
classes or just a refresher run through is available, just make contact and let us know
your wishes.
Contact: Joan Pullen on 6646 3110.
Old Time Dancing for Single men and women. This is held weekly at the Criterion
Theatre, Bacon Street, Grafton. Cost $5 – includes door prize, raffle and supper. Starts
at 7.30pm. Enjoy the friendship of other singles while having fun and exercising.
Contact Peter for more information on 6643 4683. There are other activities organised
regularly.
NEIGHBOURING AREA EVENTS FOR THIS WEEK
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PASSENGER FERRIES, VEHICULAR FERRIES and RIVER CRUISES
CLARENCE RIVER FERRIES – from Yamba and Iluka.
Bookings Phone: 0408 664 556 or 6646 6423.
Everyday: Passenger Services between Yamba and Iluka. Adults: $7.30, Pensioners and Children: $3.70 (each way).
Family Pass: 2 Adults / up to 4 Children $42.00 return. Children – under 16 years – under 5 years free.
(Pensioner discount does not apply to Tour Groups). All prices include GST. (Prices are subject to change).
Times:
Departing Iluka, Boatshed & Marina – 8:45am, 10:15am, (1:00pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday
Only), 2:30pm and 4:00pm.
Departing Yamba, End of River Street – 9:30am, 11:00am, (1:45pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and
Saturday Only) 3:15pm and 4:45pm Ferry does not return to Yamba.
No Service on Christmas Day.
Ferries available for Private Functions, Weddings, parties, Any occasions.
Harwood Island Cruise: Enjoy a trip on the beautiful Clarence River. Ferry departs every Wednesday and Friday.
Yamba 11am and returns 3.00pm - Iluka 11.45am and returns 2.30pm. Adults from Yamba $20.00 Return. Pensioners
$17.00. Children ½ Price. Adults from Iluka $18.00 Return. Pensioners $15.00. Children ½ Price. Sandwiches, Tea &
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Coffee, Beer, Wine, Drinks available. Coaches Catered For. Bookings essential – all prices include GST (Prices
are subject to change. Pensioner Discount does not apply to Tour Groups).
Sunday Live Music: Enjoy live Music while Cruising the beautiful Clarence River every Sunday. Departing Yamba
11.00am and returns 3.00pm. Iluka 11.45am and returns 2.30pm. Adults from Yamba $30.00 Return. Pensioners
$25.00. Children ½ Price. Adults from Iluka $25.00 Return. Pensioners $20.00. Children ½ Price. Sandwiches, Tea
and Coffee, Beer, Wine, Drinks available. Coaches Catered For. Bookings Essential. (Prices are subject to
change. Pensioner Discount does not apply to Tour Groups).
Email: [email protected]@bigpond.com.au
For more information go to: www.clarenceriverferries.com
CLARENCE RIVER BOAT HIRE – Yamba Marina, Yamba Road, Yamba.
Phone: 6645 8525 or 0401 538 008.
Features include: Toilet, Roof, Gas BBQ and Tools, Life Jackets, Wheel Chair Access, Electric Start, Esky and
Fishing Rod Holders. No Boat Licence Required. Great fun for the whole family.
Deluxe 12 Person BBQ Pontoon:
$300.00 Full Day Hire from 8.00am to 4.00pm or 9.00am to 5.00pm.
$200.00 Half Day Hire from 8.00am to 12.00 noon or 1.00pm to 5.00pm.
Eight Persons BBQ Pontoon:
$200.00 Full Day Hire from 8.00 to 4.00pm or 9.00am to 5.00pm.
$140.00 Half Day Hire from 8.00am to 12.00 noon or 1.00pm to 5.00pm.
12 Person Standard Pontoon:
$260.00 Full Day Hire from 8.00am to 4.00pm or 9.00am to 5.00pm.
$180.00 Half Day Hire from 8.00am to 12.00 noon or 1.00pm to 5.00pm.
Twilight Hire - Daylight Savings Only $100.00 on the 8 person BBQ Pontoon - 5.30pm to 8.00pm.
$120.00 on the 12 person Pontoon – 5:30pm to 8.00pm.
LAWRENCE FERRY - 24 hour free service
The Lawrence ferry crossing the Clarence River at Rutland Street, Lawrence this ferry shuttles between
Lawrence and Woodford Island and is part of Tourist Drive 22. Vehicles with long overhang will have problems at
low tide.
Operating Time: 24 hours, 7 days a week
Service Day: There is no interruption to service during maintenance periods as two ferries are available at this
crossing
Trip Duration: 3 mins (Please allow up to 10 mins waiting time)
Mobile: 0417 450 368.
ULMARRA FERRY
This ferry is unsuitable for caravans and coaches but is OK for mini-buses.
Operating times: 6.00am to 11.00pm with three (3) meal Breaks.
6.00am – 9.45am Southgate. 9.50am from Ulmarra with services resume at 10.20am.
12.25pm from Southgate. 12.30pm from Ulmarra, with services resume at 1.00pm.
5.45pm from Southgate. 5.50pm from Ulmarra with services resume at 6.20pm.
Final crossing at 10.40 from Southgate and Ulmarra at 10.50pm.
Please Note: The Ulmarra Ferry is out of service on the first Wednesday of each month between 9.30am and
12.30pm.
Ulmarra Ferry - Ulmarra Ferry (Ferry 92) - Mobile: 0417 500 472.
LOCAL COACH DAYTOURS from Grafton and from Yamba
 Busways North Coast Pty Ltd - offers regular circuits of Grafton – Monday to Saturday. Phone: 6642 2954.
 4WD Tours are available from Grafton to The Gorge, mountains or beaches. Phone: 6644 9381.
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SERVICE
GRAFTON
HILLDROP
HOLIDAYS
Phone:
6644 9220
MONDAY
TUESDAY
Yamba, Iluka,
Ferry Park
Tour Grafton,
Maclean &
Lawrence
WEDNESDAY
Coffs Harbour &
Woolgoolga
THURSDAY
World Heritage
Washpool &
Gibraltar
Range
FRIDAY
No tour.
NOTE: We service
direct to Grafton.
Yamba Tours and Charters – Day Tours
Day Tours Include, Escape, Explore, Enjoy.
Morning Tea and Lunch are included on most days. Depending on the Day Tour you choose.
Coach Travel in Air Conditioned comfort and entry to all attractions and cruises are included.
$55.00 per person. Booking Essential on 1800 813 033.
Please book by 4.00pm the day before you wish to join us.
ART GALLERY EXHIBITIONS.
Clocktower Gallery
Clarence River Visitor Information Centre, Cnr Spring Street and Pacific Highway, South Grafton. Phone: 6642 4677.
Exhibition from: 1st February to 28th February, 2015.
Chris Timmins – Artists for the month of February, 2015.
An Accomplished teacher of textiles, Chris Timmins has influenced the development of many quilt makers.
She is well known for her brilliant Bargello Designs that entice the eye. These designs have been published in
Patchwork magazines and hundreds of quilts have been made in Australia and overseas
Patchwork and quilting have been her passion and now she teaches both school students and adults all over
NSW. She has been invited back to Fiji after very successful trips in the past.
Twisted Bargello was the start of her journey to designing, tutoring and selling patterns. Twisted Bargello is one
of Chris’s most popular patterns, selling especially well in the USA and Canada.
Chris has designed many more stunning designs, Haylie’s Comet, Jacaranda Sky and Lightning Strikes. She is
now branching out into new designs called Take 6 and turning the latest craze “Jelly Rolls” into exciting quilts.
As well as quilting Chris enjoys producing exciting fabrics using a chemically safe dyeing technique using
Genesis Dyes. These fabrics are then used in quilting, wall hangings and cushions.
Chris is a retired Teacher after 34 years, including 27 at the Grafton High School, it was difficult to leave all the
wonderful students. She plans to continue to teach them after school, the new students coming through are
excited about learning the art of quilt making, displaying their quilts in competitions and hopefully taking home
awards. Chris’s students have won sewing machines in Sydney, which makes 38 plus machines won by school
students over the last 20 plus years in the Clarence Valley.
Come along to the Clarence River Visitor Information Centre at South Grafton and view just a few of the quilts
she has designed and created.
Open: 7 days a week from 9.00am to 5.00pm. Closed Christmas Day & Good Friday.
The Clarence River Visitor Information Centre is an outlet for other beautiful works produced by members of
the Clocktower Gallery and local Products, such as the local Wombah Coffee from Woombah, Local Honey and
Nicholson’s Fine Food Products from Yamba.
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Ferry Park Gallery
Ferry Park, Pacific Highway, Maclean. Contact: Jenny Thomas (President). Phone: 6645 3700.
Open: 7 days a week from 9.00am to 5.00pm. Closed Christmas Day.
Anzac Day – Open 11.00pm – 5.00pm.
Website: www.ferrypark.org
Email: [email protected]
Exhibition from: 1st February to 28th February, 2015.
Artist team up for Artist of the month – Rhondella Hyde and Karl Rubli
Rhondella Hyde is one of two featured Artists at Ferry Park Gallery, Maclean during the month of February.
Works include acrylic painting, graphite pen & ink drawing and includes several new inspiring and colourful
abstracts. Rhondella is the winner of many art awards throughout the Clarence Valley, including Grand
Champion 3 times at the Jacaranda Art Exhibition. This year Rhondella will commence art classes at Ferry Park
Gallery, details of which can be found on the website at ferrypark.org.
The other featured artist is Karl Rubli, Karl has been interested in art all his life. Drawing and painting were
hobbies in his young years. Then he had a passion for design by profession and for pleasure. Later on his very
busy working life stopped him partly from drawing, sculpturing and carving.
A lifelong dream came true when he and his wife retired from Switzerland to Australia in 2005. He was attracted
and fascinated by the Clarence Region.
At once he began to carve in Hebel and wood. It is great to do carving and sculpturing for pleasure, he says.
“There is something magical in timber. It’s about appreciation of wood. And if there are defects and irritation
well, they are of natural beauty and charm”.
Karl tries to keep his hand carved forms simple, mostly stylized or abstract to let the brain make up the
completion. Each and every piece is unique. Karl does not work from plans and sometimes not even from
sketches as he likes to design his works entirely in his mind.
“I’m surrounded by outstanding art every day fabulous nature…with all its wonder and energy”.
This duel exhibition is well worth a visit to experience firsthand the beauty in the creations of Rhondella and
Karl. Ferry Park Gallery is open 7 days a week, 9 to 5. More information can found on the website: ferrypark.org
Exhibits are constantly changing and there are some new exhibitors recently, displaying some exquisite crafts. So
why not drop in to see what’s going on, the Gallery is open 7 days a week from 9am to 5pm – Closed Christmas
Day.
For more information visit our website www.ferrypark.org or follow us on face book, just search for Ferry Park.
Community Studio Space (used to be The Junior Art Space)
Exhibitors must be:
 A school group
 Community group creating artworks not for profit
 LCACA affiliated group or member (can book space annually if they are not artist of the month in the same
year) e.g. Clay works, Art group, quilters etc.
 Individual artist with unique talents creating artworks not for profit.
Works can have a sale price however exhibitors must not be operating a commercial business.
If you have a class of budding artists, contact Junior Art co-ordinator Kerrie Howland phone on 6645
9088 or 0438 934 304. Email [email protected]
Anyone who would like to become a Friend would be most welcome. Full training is given to our Friends so they
feel completely at home at Ferry Park. It is a great way to meet visitors from all over the world and to make new
friends in the local area while volunteering amid the inspiring work of our members. If this is something you
would like to do, please call in at Ferry Park Gallery or telephone 6645 3700.
Visit Ferry Park Galley’s Website: www.LCACA.org or Facebook: www.facebook.com/ferryparkgallery
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Ulmarra Art Craft Collectables
5a Coldstream Street, Ulmarra. Contact: Pam Newman. Phone: 6644 5888.
Open: 10am to 4pm, 7 days.
Local Craft including: Art, Linen Tea / towels, Jewellery, Bags, Cards, Scarves and Hats and much much more.
Bentleg Market
36 Skinner Street, South Grafton. Contact: Robert Bentley. Phone: 6643 2929.
Open: Monday to Friday 9.00 am to 5.00 pm, Saturday 9.00 am to 12 noon.
Grafton Handicraft Minimart
133 Prince Street, Grafton. Contact: Ann Marsh. Phone: 6644 9417.
Open: Monday to Friday 9.00am to 4.00pm, Saturday 9.00am to 11.45am.
This shop has been run by volunteers for over 40 years. Quality hand made goods sold at reasonable prices:
includes Crochet, Knitted goods, Dolls Clothes, Leatherwork, Baby Wear, including Premmie and many other useful
and novel articles. Orders taken.
The Shed Gallery
Open: Mondays and Wednesdays from 9.am to 12noon on both days. Other times by appointment
preferably in the morning.
Unwins Lane, Goodwood Island. Open by appointment phone: 6646 4319. Depicting the early days of the
Sugar Cane Industry. Gold coin donation appreciated.
Grafton Regional Gallery
158 Fitzroy Street, Grafton. Contact: Jude McBean (Director). Phone: 6642 3177.
Open Tuesday to Sunday 10.00am to 4.00pm. Closed Monday. Admission by Donation.
Guided Tours Available for Coach/Tour Group
Traversing Antarctica – Main.
Exhibition from 12th February to 22nd March, 2015.
Traversing Antarctica: The Australian Experience marks the 100th anniversary of the 1911 – 1914 Australasian
Antarctic Expedition (AAE), the first Australian led and funded expedition to Antarctica and the start of our
involvement as a nation with this continent. The exhibition will enable Australians to develop a greater
understanding of the significant role that Australia continues to play in the exploration and care of Antarctic and
Antarctica’s historical, cultural and scientific value to Australia.
Traversing Antarctica brings together the people, documents, objects, maps, animals and images that make up
the fascinating story of Australia in Antarctica. The diversity of material, much of which is previously unseen,
offers visitors multiple access points to the cultural material of Antarctica. From the iconic material of the AAE to
intriguing official letters stunning film footage and hands-on activities the exhibition is designed to draw visitors
into Antarctica and inspire them to explore further.
Collecting Regional Culture 11 – Prentice East Main.
Exhibition from 12th February to 22nd March, 2015.
This is the second exhibition presenting a selection of work from out regional collection acquired since 2006.
Artworks from or of the Clarence Valley and nearby regions and by artists of or from the valley and regions form
this significant collection. The collection documents the visual art history of our area and creates the unique
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identity of the gallery.
Charles Condor The Lithographs – Prentice West.
Exhibition from 12th February to 22nd March, 2015.
This exhibition presents a series of lithographic prints created by the enigmatic English born artist Charles
Condor, who was a key member of the Heidelberg School of Australian Impressionism. The subjects of these
fine lithographs are drawn from Balzac and the bohemian tales of Henri Merger. On display are the Balzac set
of lithographs created from 1899 until 1906, invitation cards, allegorical bohemian scenes and a collection of
books.
Abstract Wonder – SCU Graduating Students – Loft.
Exhibition from 12th February to 22nd March, 2015.
Abstract Wonder showcases the work of 2014 Southern Cross University (SCU) graduates Dan McDonnell,
Giovanna Field and Kathryn Dolby, who explore abstract painting in distinctive ways. The exhibition is a project
of the SCU curatorial Lab, coordinated by Dr Was Hill.
Grafton Art Club: summer in the Clarence – Studio.
Exhibition from 12th February to 22nd March, 2015.
Members of Grafton Art Club present their latest works.
Gallery exhibition showcases the best of the Clarence
An exhibition that explores iconic scenes, birdlife, flora and atmospheric interpretations of the Clarence Valley,
is on display at the Grafton Regional Gallery.
The exhibition, Summer in the Clarence, features the work of Grafton Art Club Members paintings and
photographs. As a long-standing organisation with a strong member base, the Grafton Art Club continues to
grow. The club offers a wide range of recreational and educational activities in varied mediums throughout the
year.
Whether it’s a beach scene, a river scene, rural life or works depicting people enjoying summertime activities,
the images are created through the experience and lifestyle of the artists. In this way the fresh and colourful
artworks capture the essence and mood of life in valley.
The artworks are a small representation of the many artists who are members of the art club.
When you walk through the exhibition it’s good to see new artists now part of this long-standing art club.
Presenting a selection of what the art club artists are creating is a great way to acknowledge the wonderful work
by the people involved in the Grafton Art Club.
Kingstudio Art + Design Gallery
105 River Street, Maclean. Phone: 6645 2042 or 0415836194.
Website: www.kingstudio.com.au
Recent works by Kingstudio art + design is a working studio and gallery, exhibiting unique works created by
Julie McKenzie and Malcolm King.
Stunning paintings in oils, acrylic, mixed media, and fine art, limited edition prints.
The Gallery is open business hours most days, extended hours during the Summer months.
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Witzig Gallery, Maclean
80 River Street, Maclean. Phone: 1800 352 711
Website: www.witzig.com.au Email: [email protected]
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 10.00am to 4.00pm. Saturday: 10.00am to 12 noon.
The Witzig Gallery is situated on the Clarence River in Maclean and showcases North Coast architecture
incorporating a unique and inspiring gallery.
Witzig Gallery specialises in Papua New Guinea contemporary art. These unique paintings, both traditional and
imaginary show the way in which Papua Niuginian artists respond to their contemporary world.
The Witzig Gallery, building on its long association with surf film-making and photography, also brings together
major works from three of the most acclaimed surfing photographers in the world today – “3 Masters of Surf
Photography” - the outstanding work of Peter "Joli" Wilson, Russell Ord and John Witzig.
The Witzig Gallery is enormously proud to elevate the work of these gifted photographers to an important place
in the Australian art world, and offers visitors the opportunity to experience something truly special.
Yamba Museum – The Story House
The Port of Yamba Historical Society and Museum,
River Street, Yamba. Phone 6646 1399. Email: [email protected]
Website: www.pyhsmuseum.com.au
Open: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10.00am to 4.30pm. Saturday and Sunday 2.00pm to 4.30pm.
Adults $3.00 (plus extra small charge for special exhibitions). Children Free.
The Garden Shed, Lawrence
45 Richmond Street, Lawrence. Phone: 0438 603 333.
Opening Hours: Nursery open 7 days 9.00am to 4.00pm. Bell Collection 5 days Thursday to Monday.
Kick back and chill out in beautiful Lawrence. The Garden Shed is set high on the ridge with the mighty
Clarence River within view. Take advantage of the cool breezes and tranquil ambience. Up the hill from the T
intersection.
Browse the plants and seedlings, collectibles and locally made unique garden furniture and art.
Enjoy a Botero coffee with Morning or Afternoon tea in a rustic relaxing setting.
View the amazing exhibition of Ross McLeods Bell Collection and rural Australian memorabilia. Listen to
Ross’s stories and take a walk back in time.
FUTURE EVENTS
MARCH 2015
7th
The Village Marketplace in the Glenreagh Hall and surrounds, – Glenreagh. The
Market where you’ll still find a bargain. Starting at 8.00am to 1.00pm approximately. A
wide variety of home grown, home-made and home cooked goods on sale. Also plants and
pre-loved items available. Breakfast on fresh brewed coffee and a bacon and egg roll or sit
and relax with a fresh Devonshire tea / coffee. Browse through the Museum while you’re
there.
Go to: www.glenreaghvillage.blogspot to find out more about Glenreagh.
For further information please call Bessie 6649 2001.
7th
Arts, Crafts Market and Demonstrations. The Clocktower Gallery will be holding an Arts,
Crafts Market and Demonstration Day at the Clarence River Visitor Information Centre,
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Corner Spring Street and Pacific Highway, South Grafton. This will be held on the Veranda
at the Information Centre.
Starting at 9.00am and going to around 1.00pm.
There will be lots of Arts and Crafts, Wood Work, Leather Work and Home made goodies.
There will also be a Special Table for you to choose from. You will be able to enjoy
demonstrations from the talented Craftsperson’s. Hope to see you there. For further
information please call Bernie on 0428 448 396.
7th
Grafton Art Club Centre, 365 Dobie Street, Grafton will be holding a “Papier Mashe”
Workshop, with Valissa.
Starting at 10.00am to 3.00pm at a cost of $30.00.
For more information and bookings contact Rhondella Hyde on 0431 735 215.
All Welcome.
7th
Clarence River Jockey Club - TAB - Blues, Brews & BBQ’s Yamba Cup Day will be
held at the Grafton Racecourse, Powell Street, Grafton.
Contact: CRJC on 6642 2566.
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.crjc.com.au/
7 Race Program
Blues: Blues Artists Live on the Lawn. Artists include The Ninth Chapter, Marshall & The
Fro, Deadweight Express & Mason Rock.
Brews: Beer tasting in the James Squire Tent. Pop in and try the great range of James
Squire Beers from the Malt Shovel Brewery.
BBQ's: Gourmet BBQ Food - You'll be drawn to the smell from the BBQ's cooking beautiful
Northern NSW produce.
You’ll be drawn to the smell from the BBQ’s cooking beautiful Northern NSW produce.
Marinated Yamba Prawns
Blues Burger made from local Beef & Pork on a freshly baked bun
Beef produce from Big River Beef
Pork produce from Bangalow Sweet Pork
Tickets: Entry Fee is $15 which includes live music, Beer Tasting and racecourse Entry available from the Clarence River Jockey Club. (Children 17 years and younger have
free entry and MUST remain in the company of an adult at all times).
7th
Free Workshops – Out of the Box Wooli Skate Park.
T / Shirt Printing from 3.30pm to 5.30pm.
Note: Workshops are subject to change. Be sure to like us on facebook at
www.facebook.com/eyeswidewideclarencevalley and check regularly for updates on
workshops and events.
7th
Free Workshops – Out of the Box Wooli Skate Park.
Drum Workwhops from 3.30pm to 5.30pm.
Note: Workshops are subject to change. Be sure to like us on facebook at
www.facebook.com/eyeswidewideclarencevalley and check regularly for updates on
workshops and events.
7th
Greyhound Racing Night TAB Meeting – TAB B will be held at the Greyhound Track,
Cranworth Street, Grafton. This is one of the fastest ways to win or lose a bet and it's an
exciting sport to boot. Entry $5.00. Contact: Brad Ellis Phone: 6642 3713.
7th & 8th
Stock Horse - Far North Coast Branch Show will be held at Hawthorne Park, Hay Street,
South Grafton. Contact: Karen Morgan. Phone: 6649 3276.
8th
Markets Tucabia “Squatters Rest” will be held at 23 Collett Street, Tucabia.
Approximately 8.00am to 12.00pm. Stallholders welcome.
Phone for more information on 6644 8076 or 0428 543 055.
Enjoy a cuppa and damper and browse the Museum for a low price. Gift Ideas – Bric-a-
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Brac, Cakes, Fruit, Vegetables, Jewellery, Egg-Bacon Rolls, Sausage-Sizzle, Tea, Coffee,
Damper, Handmade Gifts.
8th
Maclean Dirt Bike Club - Round 2 of the Club Championship will be held at Gardiners
Road, Maclean. Contact: Louise McNamara. Phone: 0423 034 691.
Travelling from the North to Maclean. Turn right off the Pacific Highway at the Ferry Park
Complex. Continue on this road for approximately 500 metres and take the brooms Head
turnoff. This is a right turn. Follow this road up the hill and down under the highway until
you reach at Y intersection. At the Y intersection take the street to the left and follow this
road past the industrial estate. After the industrial estate the road turns sharply to the left.
This is where Gardiners Road approximately 800 metres and you will see our Motocross
Sign (Race Days Only). Turn right into the gravel road veer right at the top of the track.
There are usually signs out on race days to follow.
Travelling from the South to Maclean. Turn left off the Pacific Highway at the Ferry Park
Complex and follow the instructions above.
8th
Grafton Hillclimb - Round 1 will be held at the Motor Sports Complex, 262 Clarence Way,
Mountain View.
Contact: For more information phone: 0401 008 328.
Grafton Sporting Car Club will hold the first round of the 2015 Club Hillclimb series. With
competition beginning at 9.30am with free entry and full canteen facilities available it will be
a great day out. See vehicles ranging from historic, open wheelers, super karts and sports
sedan drivers test their skills against fellow competitors and to beat their personal best
times. Competition will be held at the Mountain View Motor Sport Complex
8th
Grafton Clay Target Club will be held at 604 Grafton-Lawrence Road, Grafton.
This will include 100T Down the Line Events and includes 50T Double Barrel Championship.
Starts at 10.00am.
Contact: Rus Wesslink. Phone: 6642 4636.
8th
Maclean Country Music (second Sunday of each month) will be held at the Maclean
Bowling Club, Maclean.
Starting at 1.00pm.
Everyone is welcome and if you sing, organisers will be even happier.
Inquiries to Doreen on 6645 2203 or Val on 6645 2973.
Email: [email protected]
10th
Maclean District Historical Society’s, Corner Wharf and Grafton Streets, Maclean is
launching their latest publication “From Cane Fields to Battlefields” by Carolyn Cameron
Starting at 10.00am.
“From Cane Fields to Battlefields” is a commemoration of the involvement of the Lower
Clarence in WWI.
Author Carolyn Cameron said that like most places in Australia in world War One, the Lower
Clarence (which we have, for convenience sake, taken as from Brushgrove, Cowper, Lower
Southgate and Lawrence down to Yamba, encompassing both sides of the river and its
arms), was not slow in providing recruits.
The impact this made on the area and the toll this took on both soldier and family is
immeasurable.
The book documents the course of the war as seen through the eyes of local soldiers and
their families at home, using local newspaper articles, letters, diaries and other ephemera
collected by the returned soldiers and also by the loved ones of those who did not return.
Around 830 names have been collected although it may not be the completed list of those
who served.
Researchers who helped with the book, tried to collect as much information as they could
about anyone who was born, worked lived or had any family connection with the Lower
Clarence, during that time.
In the electoral roll for that period, a number of approximately 3,500 names are recorded
(including women).
Assuming one third of those enrolled were women, and this is a very conservative figure,
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this means almost one third of the available men in our area enlisted.
11th
Be part of History in the Making – Join the Journey to Recognition in Grafton!
Clarence Valley Aboriginal Healing Centre, Gurehlgam and the Journey Crew would
like to invite you for morning tea and a chat about constitutional change.
Starting at 11.00am to 12.30pm.
This event will be held at the Clarence Valley Aboriginal Healing Centre, 18 – 26 Victoria
Street, Grafton.
WHAT IT’S ABOUT: The Journey is an epic relay across our country campaigning for the
recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the Australian constitution
and to ensure there is no place for discrimination in our founding legal document. Be part of
the movement as it travels through your town.
RSVP: at recognise.org.au/thejourney
14th
Cathedral Community Markets will be held in the Cathedral Car Park, Fitzroy Street,
opposite Shoppingworld, Grafton.
Starting at 8.00am.
Market vendors can register to participate by calling the Grafton Cathedral Parish Office
on 6642 2844 or by Emailing: [email protected]
14th
Maclean Community Market will be held in the Main Car Park, Centenary Drive, Maclean.
Follow the signs.
Starting at 7.00am to 12.00pm.
Contact: Daniel Gray. Phone: 0413 166 876 or Bob Mansfield on 0423 333 458.
14th
Greyhound Racing Twilight TAB Meeting – TAB B will be held at the Greyhound Track,
Cranworth Street, Grafton. This is one of the fastest ways to win or lose a bet and it's an
exciting sport to boot. Entry $5.00. Contact: Brad Ellis Phone: 6642 3713.
14th
Grafton Speedway will be held at the Grafton Showground, Prince Street, Grafton. V8
Dirt Modified – Wingless Sprints Plate – AMCA Nationals, Limited Sedans, Street
Stocks, National 4’s. Production Sedans, Junior Sedans.
The gates will open at 3.00pm, racing from 6.00pm.
Adults are $25.00, Pensioners / Age & TPI $20.00, High School Student (with ID) $15.00,
Children under 12 Free, Family (2 Adult and 2 High School age) $65.00.
Contact: David Lander on 0408 222 906.
14th & 15th Grafton Relay For Life
If you haven’t already done so, it’s time to start putting together a team for the Lower
Clarence Relay For Life.
The Lower Clarence Relay For Life will be held at the Yamba Public School, Angourie
Road, Yamba.
Starting at 3pm on Saturday and finishing at 9am on Sunday 15 March 2015.
Cost $20.00 per person – includes a t-shirt and free breakfast.
Website: Go to http://fundraising.cancer.org.au/lowerclarence2015 and search for ‘Lower
Clarence’
Facebook: www.facebook.com/lowerclarencerelayforlife
Relay For Life is a fun, overnight community event where teams take turns to walk around a
track raising money and awareness for Cancer Council NSW.
Contact: Lorraine Breust on 0401 712 772.
15th
Ashby Markets to be held at Ashby Community Centre, Lismore Street, Ashby. Loads of great stalls,
Home-Made Cakes, Jams and Preserves, Fresh Produce, Plants and flowers, Hand-made Jewellery,
Collectables. Meet you friends for breakfast at the Markets and enjoy the friendly atmosphere.
Children's Playground now open. Visit the cafe for scrumptious cakes and cappuccino.
Follow the signs to Ashby, north of the Harwood Bridge for a pleasant 10 minute country drive to
Ashby Village. Buskers and stall holders welcome.
Contact: Jill Lee. Phone: 6645 2512 or 0422 640 992. No dogs allowed.
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15th
Clarence Valley Rummage & Craft Market will be held at the Grafton Sports Centre, 300
Powell Street, Grafton.
Starting at 9.00am to 1.00pm.
Phone: (02) 6643 1188
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.grafton.basketball.net.au
A fantastic indoor markets featuring new, pre-loved, vintage, retro and unique handmade
goods for sale. Entertainment, kids activities, food and refreshments also available.
15th
Country Music Afternoon (third Sunday of each month) will be held at the Grafton District
Services Club, Fry Street, Grafton.
Starting from 1.00pm.
Come along and enjoy an afternoon of Free Entertainment, make new friends.
Refreshments and food can be purchased at the Club. Walk Ups are artists are
encouraged.
Call Greg on 6649 3153 or Judy 6642 1391.
15th
The 7 Sopranos Tour will be held at the Saraton Theatre, Prince Street, Grafton.
Phone: 0410 524 833
Email: [email protected] Website: http://www.the7sopranos.com/
Australia's most exciting operatic voices, The 7 Sopranos, continue to build on the success
of their first regional tour, with a series of 11 concerts in towns across NSW and QLD,
launching 11 March 2015 to 22 March 2015.
Tickets are on sale now to their spectacular performances of opera highlights and popular
favourites from around the world.
16th March – 22nd April
“Creative Passions” Exhibition will be held at the Grafton Community Centre, Duke
Street, Grafton.
Entry Free – All welcome.
For more information contact: Rhondella Hyde on 0437 173215.
19th
Greyhound Racing Night TAB Meeting – TAB C will be held at the Greyhound Track,
Cranworth Street, Grafton. This is one of the fastest ways to win or lose a bet and it's an
exciting sport to boot. Entry $5.00. Contact: Brad Ellis Phone: 6642 3713.
(TBA)
Big River Junior Open (Squash) will be held in Grafton. Contact: Tracey Gray. Phone:
6642 6633.
20th
Clarence River Jockey Club – Country Championship Race Day - Horse Racing TAB
Meeting will be held at the Race Course, Powell Street, Grafton. Top Racing Facilities.
Grafton is a major regional centre for horse racing. The Grafton racetrack has excellent
facilities and visitors are very welcome. Contact: CRJA. Phone: 6642 2566. Website:
www.crjc.com.au
20th
Music Night, “Squatters Rest” will be held at 23 Collett Street, Tucabia. Many great artists
will be performing. If you want to perform, feel free to come and add to the list.
Starting at 7.30pm.
Bush stew, damper, sausage sizzle, Tea, Coffee, Cans for sale.
Raffles – Great Prizes. Entry by gold coin donation. BYOG.
For information please phone Sherry 0419 230 456. BYO.
21st
The Grafton Showground Markets will be held at the Grafton Showground, Prince Street,
Grafton.
Starting at 8.00am to 1pm. Contact: Suzanne Patricks. Phone: 6642 2240.
The grounds have a large area of flat open space along Prince Street and plenty of parking
for potential customers as they enjoy a wander around which makes it a great social
morning out with lots of customers and other stall holders - some of whom sell pre-loved
items as well, along with permanent sites selling fruit and vegetables, chooks from the
Poultry club, plants, especially bromeliads, handmade jewellery, cakes, surfboards.
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Christmas trees and lights, handcrafts, timber planters and timber animal cages / bird
boxes and the Gem Club is open for inspection. It's always a surprise what is available with
different stallholders turning up each month with their unique items.
As always there will be a sausage sizzle and cold drinks run by volunteers from the Show
Society that runs the Showgrounds.
22nd
Yamba River Markets to be held at Ford Park, River Street Yamba. Loads of great stalls,
Home-Made Cakes, Jams and Preserves, Fresh Produce, Plants and flowers, Hand-made
Jewellery, Collectables. Meet you friends for breakfast at the Markets and enjoy the friendly
atmosphere.
Contact: Market Co-ordinator. Phone: 0422 420 159.
22nd
Karts – Round 2 will be held at the Motor Sports Complex, Mountain View. Contact: Colin
Martin. Phone: 6644 7998.
(TBA)
Yamba Country Music will be held at the Yamba Bowling Club, Yamba.
Starting at 12.00noon to 5.00pm.
Lunches Bistro, Auditorium or the Coffee shop.
Entry Fee $5.00 - all welcome.
28th
Grafton Art Club “Open Day” will be held at the Grafton Art Club Centre, 365 Dobie
Street, Grafton.
Meet the Artists, Tutors and Members.
Artists on site working in all mediums. Art and Craft for sale, plus Garage Sale.
For more information contact Rhondella Hyde on 0431 735 215.
28th
Images of Imeson Lane in Imeson Lane (Art / Craft), Grafton.
Starting at 9.00am to 5.00pm.
Contact: Phone: 0408 634 153
Larger than life images spray painted on the walls of Imesons Lane Grafton using a
combination of free hand and stencil techniques.
28th
Professional Bull Riding - the Greatest show on dirt is coming – good ol’fashioned bull
ride to get the blood rushing and adrenalin pumping will be held at the Grafton Showgrounds,
Prince Street, Grafton.
Tickets go on sale February 2nd from The Daily Examiner office, or online at
http:/www.eventopia.co
Prices: Adult Premium Ringside $40.00, Children: 4 years to 16 years Premium
Ringside $20.00, Family Premium Ringside (2 Adults, 2 Children 4-16) $100.00. General
Admission Adult $30.00, General Admission children $15.00 and General Admission
Family $75.00.
29th
South Grafton Ex-Services Motor Cycle Club Inc. - Club Championship Competition
Day will be held at the Motor Cycle Club at Lillypool Road, South Grafton. Contact: Narelle
Rankin. Phone: 6642 5977.
29th
Lanbruks Gunyah, 423 Carrs Peninsula Road Junction Hill, will be holding an open day to
their farm.
Museum and Olive Tasting from 10.00am to 3.00pm. $5.00 each under 12 years free.
The Gift Shop will be open with local Arts and Crafts and live Products. Cold Drink, Tea,
Cappuccino Coffee with Homemade Sponge Cake, Jam and Cream available at $7.00.
For more information phone: 6642 6640 or www.lanbruk.com.au
29th – 26th April – PLUNGE - Various venues in Grafton, Maclean & Yamba.
Contact: 6645 0231.
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.clarence.nsw.gov.au/culture
PLUNGE celebrates local arts, culture, and creativity in the Clarence Valley. Each year,
Council brings together a range of events, activities, workshops and experiences.
30th
Greyhound Racing Night TAB Meeting – TAB C will be held at the Greyhound Track,
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Cranworth Street, Grafton. This is one of the fastest ways to win or lose a bet and it's an
exciting sport to boot. Entry $5.00. Contact: Brad Ellis Phone: 6642 3713.
APRIL 2015
3rd – 5th
Wild About Wooli – 2015 Wooli Art Show – Fundraiser for Coastal Communities
Protection Alliance Wooli.
Entries now open: Best of Show $150.00, Highly Commended $100.00, People’s Choice
$100.00, Packer’s Prize $30.00 and under 12’s Prize.
Theme: Coastal Inspired: Painting / Works on Paper / Textile Art / Sculpture /
Photography.
Entry $20.00 - Three Works Maximum each Artist.
Entries Close Wednesday 1st April, 2015.
Official Opening: 6.30pm Friday 3rd April, 2015 at the Wooli Hotel Motel. Cost $10.00
Adult and $5.00 children
Saturday and Sunday open from 9.00am to 4.00pm. Cost $2.00 each.
Entry Form and details visit www.protectwooli.com.au
For more information contact: Kathleen Hull on 0407 454 322.
10th – 12th
Yamba Red Cross Fundraiser – Art Show will be held at the Treelands Drive Community
Centre, Yamba.
Friday 10th April – Opening night at 7.00pm.
Saturday 11th April – Open from 9:00am to 4:00pm.
Sunday 12th April – Open from 9:00am to 12 Noon.
Support our local artists. All works for sale.
Contact for entry forms 6645 8969 – 6646 1473.
12th
Yamba’s Simply Handmade Market is now becoming a Simply Handmade & Vintage
Market.
Starting at 9.00am to 2.00pm.
Yamba’s Simply Handmade & Vintage Markets aims to be a high quality market showcasing
local talented craftsmen, artists, designers and gourmets including a selection of merchants
selling quality vintage wares and the occasional pop-up shop selling supplies to make
handmade goods.
If you are interested in being a stallholder you can contact Gabrielle on 0487 111 862 or
email at [email protected]
An application form is also available on our facebook site under the Notes section.
14th – 16th
Get Creative! – Youth Art Workshops will be held at the Grafton Community Centre,
Duke Street, Grafton.
3 Days – 9.00am to 3.00pm.
Cost $80.00 – 3 Days or $30.00 per day.
All materials provided – Bookings essential 0431 735 215.
Visual Art Skills Creativity & Fun.
Young people aged 7 years – 18 years.
Proudly Supported by Grafton Art Club and Clarence Valley Council.
Tutor: Rhondella Hyde – Diploma Visual Art.
19th
Feast in the Field will be held at 291 Mororo Road, Mororo.
Starting at 9.00am to 4.00pm.
Website: www.facebook.com/FeastintheFieldClarence
Join 6 of Clarence Valley's renowned Local Chefs; each presenting one of a six course
degustation. The tapas style cuisine is prepared on site, from local, organic and native
food.
Presented by Organic Matters, Ecobag Media and Debrah Novak Media PR Events
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Creative & Training; held at the picturesque Solum Farm Mororo.
The event promotes and educates participants in the value of local and native food as well
as the challenges and triumphs that local farmers face when growing the food we eat.
Featuring acclaimed indigenous celebrity Chef Clayton Donovan from ABC's Wild Kitchen
http://www.wildkitchen.com.au/ with local plant specialist Furlan Laurie.
Industry Morning TICKETS Developing and securing our local food markets through
connecting educators, farmers, wholesalers and food creatives. Come develop
relationships with fellow food lovers, helping us localise our food economy and develop our
communities.
https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/industry-morning-feast-in-the-field-tickets15400947649
Degustation TICKETS The afternoon will consist of intriguing talks, discussions and
activities that help us have a deeper understanding of our connection with nature and how
we can support a healthy local food economy. Live entertainment, an amazing setting, local
wine
and
local
loving...
What
else
could
you
ask
for?
https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/feast-in-the-field-tickets-15235778624
19th
Allies of War, Commemoration, Performance, Fundraiser will be held at the Saraton
Theatre, Prince Street, Grafton. Phone: 0409 046 390.
Website: https://www.facebook.com/clarencevalleyorchestra
Accent Productions Presents Allies of War & The Concert Party - A Salute to Our
Diggers! Clarence Valley Orchestra & Chorus with Guest Artists Two Performances Only 2:00pm & 7:00pm Sunday 19th April 2015.
After their inaugural and very successful An Afternoon at The Proms Concert at the
Saraton in October 2014, The Clarence Valley Orchestra & Chorus conducted by Greg
Butcher performs a tribute concert commemorating 100 Years since WW1. You will hear a
special War Requiem Allies of War written for orchestra and chorus by Australian
Composer Greg Butcher, in honour of the Volunteers who signed up for War Service during
WW1 from the Clarence Valley.
This performance will also commemorate 70 years since the end of WW2, with a tribute to
the entertainers of the Concert Parties who played an important role in entertaining the
troops and keeping up morale. A variety of musical medleys from the songs of Vera Lyn &
Marlene Dietrich to the big band sounds of Glen Miller and the Andrews Sisters to name a
few.
A concert not to miss and a salute to all who have served in the Defence Forces.
Proceeds to Clarence Valley RSL Sub-Branches & Legacy.
Bookings: 02 6642 1633
Tickets: $30 adults; $25 pensioners; $20 child. Early bird tickets: Book before 28 February
2015 and receive a $5 discount.
MAY 2015
10th
Mother’s Day classic – Fun Run will be held at Ford Park from 6.15am.
On the day entries - the event offer a 2km walk and a 5km & 10km run.
Entry Fees: Please Note: at least two thirds of the entry fee goes directly to the National
Breast Cancer Foundation’s research programs (for example at least $13.34 of the $20.00
Adult fee is donated). 100% of fundraising is donated to the National Breast Cancer
Foundation.
Entry Prices
Standard
Adult
$20.00
Child */Concession**
$10.00
Family (1 adult, up to 4 children)
$30.00
Family (2 adults, up to 4 children)
$50.00.
24th Tour de Woodford – Sporting Event will be held at the Brushgrove Recreational Triangle and
Woodford Island.
The Rotary Club of Maclean began The Tour de Woodford in 2008 as a way of bringing the
community of the Clarence Valley together in a way that gave not only families and
individuals the opportunity to have a great time together, but encourage the more
competitive rider to pace themselves against their fellow cyclist on one of two open road
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course, 25k or 45k Brushgrove (Recreational Triangle park), has proved to be a popular
not only for the riders and their families, but also the residence of Brushgrove-Cowper to
cheer on the riders at the mass start. The riders come from across the Valley and beyond,
with large groups leaving Grafton, Yamba and Maclean early in the morning for the ride to
Brushgrove to support this charity event. No matter which course you are on there are
Marshals, support and direction signage along the way, the main thing to remember is that
it is an open road event, therefore all road rules apply. Please follow marshal directions
and have a safe and wonderful Tour de Woodford.
For more information phone: 0419 638 553.
Email: [email protected]
NOVEMBER 2015
Troy Cassar-Daley – Freedom Ride Tour will be held at The Saraton theatre, 97 Prince
Street, Grafton.
Starting at 7.00pm.
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