Events

There's always something happening in the Kiama area, which includes Gerringong, Gerroa, Jamberoo and Minnamurra..


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Our Events Calendar is full of family-friendly festivals, art exhibits, concerts, expos, community events and so much more! If you would like to let us know of an upcoming event, or simply to obtain more information, contact us.

Please note that event details are subject to change and we recommend visiting event websites to verify information in advance.

May Gibbs Travelling Exhibition @ Kiama Library

24/05/2019 - 07/06/2019 @ From 10:30 AM Kiama NSW

It's 100 years since May Gibbs' adorable characters found their way into the homes and hearts of Australians, and Kiama Library is celebrating with a travelling display from the State Library of NSW featuring May Gibbs' iconic artwork.  Come along to the library between May 24 - June 7 to learn about the artist and her stories.   We will also be having special May Gibbs themed story times on May 29 at Kiama and June 6 at Gerringong (both at 10.30am).

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Fly High with a Pie

01/06/2019 - 30/06/2019 @ 09:00 AM – 05:00 PM Knights Hill NSW

Continue your PIE TIME adventures at the Illawarra Fly Treetop Adventures! Fly High on the Zipline and then dine with a pie from the llawarra Fly Treetop cafe - Cafe 106 and you will receive a complimentary free souvenir gift. Zipline Tickets are $75 or $60 if you buy online at www.illawarrafly.com

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High Tea @ Mercure Resort Gerringong

06/04/2019 - 04/01/2020 @ 12:00 PM – 03:00 PM Gerringong NSW

Enjoy a sweet selection of sweet and savoury tarts topped off with a glass of bubbles! Held on the first Saturday of each month from 12 - 3pm. Bookings essential! $42 per person.

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Kiama Arts Trail

06/04/2019 - 31/12/2019 @ 10:00 AM – 04:00 PM Kiama NSW

The Kiama Arts Trail takes you through some of the most picturesque countryside in Australia, where you can visit award winning artists' studios, galleries and cafes. Entry to each of the venues is free. Visit award winning artists at work and take a peek into their studios, view demonstrations, enjoy diverse galleries, taste test the cafes and enjoy some of the most spectacular coastal scenery in Australia. The Kiama Arts Trail is open the first weekend of each month - 10am - 4pm, and other times by appointment. Ron Knott Studio: 19 Kiarama Ave, Kiama DownsAspiration Images - Bob Shaw: 1A Colley Dr, KiamaRose Jewellery Designs - Liz Shaw: 1A Colley Dr, KiamaArt Bar Kiama: 4 Tingira Cres, KiamaFern Street Gallery: 2/131 Fern St, GerringongCedar Ridge Studio - Robyn Sharp: 287 Free Selectors Rd, Foxground

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Seasons of Light

27/05/2019 - 02/06/2019 @ 10:00 PM – 05:00 PM Gerringong NSW

Artwork by Helen Pain The landscapes in this exhibition are reflections of places the artist has visited which have made an indelible impression on their memory. Each has a special appeal. Perhaps it’s the quality of light or the vibrancy and contrast of colour. Sometimes it is more subtle – the resonance of space, stillness and silence that attracts the artists to interpret what they feel. The abstract artworks begin in a freer and more intuitive style. The artist uses acrylic paint and mixed media techniques, and work in many layers, allowing the images to evolve and develop as the depth of colour, line and texture on the canvas dictate.

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How to Crochet a Bag using T-Shirt Yarn

02/06/2019 @ 03:00 PM – 07:30 PM Kiama NSW

Learn how to make this super cute bag from T-Shirt Yarn in 4 hours with our local creative Gaye Sykes. Gaye has a Degree in Adult Education and Vocational Learning as well as her Cert IV in TAE. Gaye has worked in the Health service industry for over 40 years and as part of her role has facilitated training programs for the past 20 years so you know you will be getting expert tuition! In her leisure she indulges herself in all things Art and Craft. She loves nothing more that to share her passion for making with others. This bag made up is really sturdy and comfortable to carry. All that is required is T-Shirt Yarn, a crochet hook and a decorative button. This crochet project is suited to those of an Intermediate level or those with reasonable crocheting experience. What’s included: A ball of T-Shirt Yarn (3 colours to choose from)Crochet hook Pattern for T-Shirt Yarn BagDecorative buttonStitch markerThreading needle Delicious Vintage Afternoon TeaA lot of laughs and opportunity to meet new and other Makers. T-Shirt Yarn Bag Kits will also be available at the Workshop which include: 1 ball of T-Shirt Yarn, Crochet hook, stitch marker, threading needle and a T-Shirt Bag Pattern.  Gaye will be conducting other Creative Workshops with us in the future! Your space in a class is reserved only once full payment has been received. Our workshop tickets are non-refundable, but if you are aware you will be unable to attend, you may pass your ticket to someone else you wish to come in your place. In the event you forget to come or you are unable to attend a workshop, the ticket is non-refundable or non-transferable after the event.For further information or to make a booking, please click here.

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Music in the Park

02/06/2019 @ 01:00 PM – 04:00 PM Kiama NSW

Music in the Park is a free, family friendly, community monthly event, funded by Kiama Council and organised by Kiama Jazz and Blues Club.  Held in Hindmarsh Park, Kiama on the first Sunday of the month between May and Nov (inclusive) between 1.00pm and 4.00pm, Music in the Park is an afternoon of music fun in the sun. Bring a picnic, bring the kids, bring a friend and see a line up of Kiama based musicians sharing their talents within their our local community.Please note this event is weather dependent and may be cancelled due to rain or extreme weather events.

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Crooked River Live Music Lunch - Giles Robinson

02/06/2019 @ 12:00 PM – 03:00 PM Gerringong NSW

Join Crooked River Winery for a beautiful meal and the sweet live music of Giles Robinson. Giles Robinson is a young up and coming singer/songwriter who you'll find performing his warm and upbeat music wherever you go, from festivals to parties and events to busking around town.Bookings recommended.

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3-day Photography Tour: Kiama, NSW

03/06/2019 - 05/06/2019 @ From 09:00 AM Kiama NSW

Embark on a three-day photography tour with professional photographer Alfonso Calero this winter. The photography tour will take place at Bombo Quarry and Cathedral Rocks, two beautiful natural formations located near Kiama in New South Wales. From Monday night to Wednesday morning, under Alfonso's guidance, you will shoot astrophotography and rustic seascapes at each location. During the tour you will spend a few hours per day walking on uneven surfaces so a moderate level of fitness is recommended. 

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Bouquiniste Presents an Evening with Felicity McLean

04/06/2019 @ From 06:00 PM Kiama NSW

Bouquiniste presents An Evening With Felicity McLean, author of The Van Apfel Girls Are Gone. About this Event: Bouquiniste presents An Evening With Felicity McLean, former award-winning ghost writer, with her haunting debut literary mystery, The Van Apfel Girls Are Gone, which has already become an international sensation. Author Talk: Time: 6:30pmVenue: The Sebel Kiama - Assembly HallTickets: $10 Wine & Sign: Book signing / meet & greet (free)Time: 3:30-5:00pmVenue: Bouquiniste BookstoreWine & cheese platters available to purchase Books available at both locations. The Van Apfel Girls are Gone 'This compelling mystery by Felicity McLean has a rare depth of psychological and emotional truth. It will engage your heart.’ - Delia Ephron Australian author Felicity McLean is an international publishing sensation with rights to The Van Apfel Girls are Gone already sold to the US, UK, Spain and France. Part mystery, part coming of age story, The Van Apfel Girls are Gone is set in a distant suburb on the encroaching bushland, over the long hot summer of 1992. It's the summer of the school's Showstopper concert. The summer Tikka never forgot. The summer the Van Apfel sisters disappeared. Tikka Molloy was eleven and one-sixth years old during the long hot summer of 1992 - the summer the Van Apfel sisters disappeared. Hannah, beautiful Cordelia and Ruth vanished during the night of the school's Showstopper concert at the amphitheatre by the river, surrounded by encroaching bushland. Now, years later, Tikka has returned home to try and make sense of the summer that shaped her, and the girls that she never forgot. Blackly comic, sharply observed and wonderfully endearing, this is Picnic at Hanging Rock for a new generation. About the Author  Felicity McLean is a writer and a journalist. Her writing has appeared in The Good Weekend, the Daily Telegraph, the Herald Sun, the Big Issue and more. She has written fiction and non-fiction books and has been published by HarperCollins Publishers, Allen & Unwin and Black Inc. Her latest book, Body Lengths, was co-written with Olympian Leisel Jones. It won the 2016 Australian Book Industry Awards 'Reader's Choice' for Small Publisher Adult Book of the Year, and it was Apple iBook's 'Best Biography of 2015′. As a ghostwriter she has collaborated with celebrities, sports stars, business leaders and others. Tickets are available here.

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Kiama Farmers Market

02/01/2019 - 06/05/2020 @ 2-5pm in Winter (Apr to Oct) & 3-6pm in Summer (Oct to Apr) Kiama NSW

The Kiama Farmers' Market runs every Wednesday. Please note that the times vary 3-6pm in summer (October to April) & 2-5pm in Winter (April to October). Stock up on fresh fruit and veggies, eggs, bread, honey, jams and chilli sauces. Lots of tasty things to eat and buy.

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Machteld Hali Exhibition

05/06/2019 - 30/06/2019 @ All Day Event Kiama NSW

Machteld Hali's "Love on Camino" an exhibition of love fantasies. This exhibition, realised out of the famous Camino walk in Spain, is the incredible work of the very talented local artist and activist Machteld Hali. The Camino or El Camino de Santiago de Compostela in Spain, has been walked by pilgrims over the last 1200 years. This body of work "Love on Camino" explores love scenes along the Camino in the context of the convergences of different cultures, languages, nationalities and even flora in visual images with a strong narrative element. A set of 20 related, A3 sized sepia collagraph prints incorporating multilingual text and repeated patterns and tell the story of Machteld’s Camino, capturing precious moments such as a woman hanging out washing, lovers in a tumbling down loft, and a poem found on a post in a bar in the Alsa Bus Station. Love on Camino is on display from the 5th - 30th June 2019. Official Opening Thursday 6 June at 5.30pm. The Art Bar is open: Wednesday & Thursday 5-9pm; Friday & Saturday 12-3pm & 5-10pm; Sunday 12-6pm.

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Knitting for Newbies

06/06/2019 @ 04:00 PM – 07:30 PM Kiama NSW

Need to UNWIND a little? Maybe even learn to knit your very own scarf? As we settle into the rhythm of the cooler months ahead many of us begin to think about slowing things down a little, curling up on the couch, getting cosy and maybe feeling the urge to make or create something. We are very excited to offer our new beginner Knitting Workshop. Perfect for complete newbies!  Local and very talented Knitters, Annette Hoskins and Jean Shelley, are long time experienced knitters and members of the NSW and Kiama Knitters Guild who are ready and willing to get you inspired and skilled up to make a beautiful scarf. Within the given timeframe, you take home a finished piece, or for those projects that linger – you will acquire the skills and techniques needed to complete your item at home. So get ready to wrap yourself up this Winter… All materials and our delicious vintage supper are included. Limited to 8 seats so be quick! For more information, or to make a booking please click here.

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Kiama Conversation Hour - Victoria Purman

06/06/2019 @ 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM Kiama NSW

The library's next Kiama Conversation Hour features bestselling author Victoria Purman who joins us at 11am, 6 June, for morning tea at 3 Brothers Dining, Kiama. Victoria will be discussing her new book The Land Girls - a moving story of love, loss and survival against the odds.  Tickets are $20, which includes tea or espresso coffee, and cakes and light refreshments. Book online via Trybooking, or pop in to the Library where the staff will make a booking for you.

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KLC Country Gold - Kiama Loves Country Music Festival

07/06/2019 - 09/06/2019 @ All Day Event Kiama NSW Various Venues - Kiama

Bringing Australian Country Music to the scenic and beautiful Kiama region, where the Country meets the Sea. Come see the sights and enjoy a weekend of Country Music by some of Australia's most laureated country musicians with a string of multiple Golden Guitars, CMC and various award winners including Amber Lawrence and Luke O'Shea, plus 2018's CMC Female Artist of the Year 2018 and 2017 Female Artist Golden Guitar Winner Christie Lamb. Enjoy local surrounds, incredible cafes and restaurants, boutique shopping, Pubs, Clubs and Accommodation, plus a jam packed country music program. Kiama Loves Country! More information and full program details available here.

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Winter Wine Festival @ Crooked River Wines

08/06/2019 - 09/06/2019 @ From 10:30 AM Gerringong NSW

Join us for the BEST weekend of the year – The Winter Wine Festival weekend, at the largest winery on the South Coast of NSW! Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th of June. This year we are celebrating 21 years in business and have some exciting plans for celebrating all things Crooked River Wines, including: AMAZING Live Music!BBQ Smoker & Gourmet Burgers Local South Coast Produce Wine Tasting Uncle Joe’s Craft Beer Premium Local Crooked River Wines! Face Painting & Baby Goat Pen visits for the Kids! Kid’s under 15 years are FREE! FREE Parking (extremely limited – public transportation and local taxi services are strongly recommended) Onsite glamping accommodation available Day 1 line up released - Pete Murray, The Lulu Raes, El Grande, Pearle the Girl & Taj Ralph. Day 2 line up released - Mental as Anything, The Zilzies, Dardi Shades, Joe Mungovan & David Taylor. Final Release General Admission Tickets are $45 (excludes GST) Book our Wine & Cheese Package Bundle and SAVE! Package is just $110  Premium Passes available for just $119 per person Go to website to book.

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Special Makers and Growers Market Queens Birthday

08/06/2019 @ 10:00 AM – 03:00 PM Kiama NSW

80 markets stalls including a giant slide, a bungee jump, face painting and a jumping castle for the kids. A Make It, Bake It, Grow It, Sew It market featuring beautiful hand-made, home-grown goods, craft and produce plus live acoustic music in conjunction with Kiama Loves Country Music Festival. Heaps of interesting stalls including children's & designer adult clothing, fine jewellery, ceramics, hand-crafted soap and skin care, beautiful art work, items for your home and eco-friendly products. Stock up on plants, spices, honey, jams, chilli sauces and olives. Enjoy lunch with us with the famous Lemon Bar, cakes, international food and coffee. 

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Wine Tasting at Roselea Vineyard

08/06/2019 - 10/06/2019 @ 11:00 AM – 04:00 PM Gerringong NSW

Open from 11am to 4pm on Saturday, Sunday and Monday of the June Long weekend, 8-10 June, 2019. Tastings are $10 per person which includes a souvenir Roselea Vineyard wine glass.  Bus groups must make a booking for their group.  NOTE:  The only access to Roselea Vineyard is via the Princes Hwy, 1 km north of the Belinda Street exit into Gerringong. See the map here, on the Roselea Vineyard website or use Google Maps. Do not go onto Sims Road or Alne Bank Lane as they are dead ends.

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Coolangatta Estate - June Long Weekend Festival of 4 Seasons

08/06/2019 - 09/06/2019 @ Group bookings available from 11am until 1pm both days. Coolangatta NSW

For the first time ever, a vertical tasting of some of Coolangatta Estate's best wines will be held for the public in the Historic Great Hall hosed by Greg, Eileen and Ben Bishop.  It will include all Coolangatta Estate; Semillions from 2003 - 2018Savignons from 2010 to 2018Tannants from 2014 to 2017 35 wines to taste which have won a total of more than 800 Wine Awards between them.  The Semillon wines were recently described by the esteemed judges of the 2019 South Coast Wine Show as "wines that are international icons" from one of Australia's most awarded Boutique Wineries. See for yourself the way these beautiful Estate grown wines, made by the Semillon masters Tyrrells, age in the bottles. All of the wines will be available to purchase at great prices with FREE ENTRY Festival of 4 Seasons June long weekend celebrating our 30th vintage 'The Brags.' In the Wine Garden, Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th 12noon - 4.00pm (Group bookings available from 11am - 1.00pm both days).FREE ENTRY - 1st in best seated - Great food options. Bookings available for seating in AlexandersCellar door tasting and sales4 open firesSeating indoors for 300 peoplePlenty of FREE parkingEvent will be held indoors in inclement weather

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FOKL Present - Darcy Moore The UNknown George Orwell

08/06/2019 @ 02:30 PM – 03:30 AM Kiama NSW

Most of us would have read, or at least know something about, George Orwell, but may know little or nothing about the life of Eric Blair who first chose the pseudonym George Orwell for the publication of his first book, Down and Out in Paris and London, in 1933.  FOKL member Darcy Moore has devoted much time researching Orwell - the very English author of Animal Farm and Nineteen Eighty-Four - a secretive and superstitious man whose will made clear no biography was to be written.  There were good reasons for him to keep some aspects of his life private.  His talk explores Orwell's mid 20-20's (in the 1920's) as an Indian Imperial Police Officer fresh out of Eton and young bohemian in Paris. Darcy Moore is a resident of Kiama and Deputy Principal at Dapto High School.  An English and History teacher, Darcy has also worked in post graduate level teacher education at the University of Wollongong and taught in England and Denmark.  He is currently writing and researching his first book about George Orwell.  His interest in Orwell began at school, thirty six years ago, when he was enthralled by Animal Farm and Nineteen Eighty-Four.  Darcy has just returned from overseas where he visited Catalonia with Orwell's son; presented a paper - Orwell & Opium - at University College London; as well as researching Orwell's time in Paris. Standard entry donation of $5 (members) and $8 visitors will apply, and refreshments are provided.  Look forward to a fascinating afternoon.

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2019 Kiama Red Cross Fun Run

09/06/2019 @ 7.30am start for the 21km course, 9am for the 9km & 5km course Kiama NSW Start line location differs depending on the distance selected

Online tickets sales have now closed. Cash payments only for registration are available on the day at the starting points, however you will need to arrive early.  The 21.1km course for keen runners only starts at 7:30am Coronation Park at Surf Beach Kiama. The 9km course for walkers & runners starts at 9am at James Oates Reserve Minnamurra. The 5km course for walkers & runners starts at 9am at Bombo North car park. The finishing point for all entrants is Surf Beach, Kiama. Bring your dog along (with a leash) to join in the fun on the 9km or 5km courses. Strollers also welcome. Water will be provided along the way. Download the Fun Run Map here. *** Registration costs: 21.1km run - $50 per entrant 9km / 5km run or walk - Adult $20, Children $10, Family (2 Adults plus children) $50. All proceeds go to Kiama Red Cross and the work of the Red Cross worldwide. *** PLEASE NOTE: The timer for the 2019 Kiama Fun Run will start at 7:30am for the 21.1km course. If you start at Bombo or Minnamurra you will be starting at 9.00am. Therefore the clock will show a time of 1 1/2 hours more than your actual time. This is a FUN RUN and we hope you understand that the timer is only an indicator of your time. Photographers may be present at the Fun Run. If you do not wish for your photo to be used, please notify an organiser before or on the day. Volunteers Needed - if you are interested in volunteering for this event between 7am - 10am, please contact Judi O'Brien via email: judi_obrien@hotmail.com Please note: Registrations close on this website and at the Kiama Visitors Centre at 5pm on Friday 8th June. Registrations after this time will ONLY be accepted at the starting points. CASH ONLY will be accepted at the starting points - make sure you arrive in plenty of time before the start. No refunds on registrations. If you are unable to attend your donation is gratefully appreciated.

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Kiama Seaside Market June Long Weekend

09/06/2019 @ 09:00 AM – 03:00 PM Kiama Harbour NSW

This is an additional day for the popular seaside craft market so enjoy the day in beautiful Kiama and browse through the great array of stalls.  Inspect the country craft, artisan and antique ware on display, as well as bric-a-brac, collectibles, plants and beautiful homemade items. A great shopping experience for the whole family, right in the heart of Kiama. Definitely worth a visit!

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Art In The Park

14/04/2019 - 09/02/2020 @ From 08:30 AM Kiama NSW

Art in the park showcases local works created by local artists, held on the 2nd Sunday of each month (weather permitting). Artists are on hand working on new paintings and are available to answer questions.

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Kiama Stingray Show

09/06/2019 @ 03:00 PM – 03:20 PM Kiama NSW

Darren from Into the Wild Nature Tours will present the Kiama Stingray Show at the Boat Ramp at Kiama Harbour on Sunday at 3:00pm. Enjoy the fascinating insight into these amazing creatures. Please note: On the rare occasion the show does not go ahead. For more information please contact the Kiama Visitors Centre on 02 4232 3322.

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Illawarra Walks Present a Free Walking Tour of Kiama

09/06/2019 @ 02:00 PM – 03:30 PM Kiama NSW

Illawarra Walks will be providing a free walking tour on Sunday 9 June 2019 at 2:00pm. The tour will be showcasing the historical and geological aspects of beautiful Kiama and insider knowledge on:Kiama’s famous BlowholeKiama museum and Orry Kelly display ($2 museum entry)The grave site of a member of the First Fleet flagship, The Sirius - buried in KiamaFind out where the Aunty Jack theme song and the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Movie were filmedAnd much more Feel free to come along and hear and learn about this amazing town. The tour will be departing from the Kiama Visitor Centre. Bookings required, please email Doug at doug.menzies@geoinsite.com.au, if you are interested in attending. 

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HARS Aviation Museum Tarmac Days

14/06/2019 - 16/06/2019 @ 09:30 AM – 03:30 PM Albion Park Rail NSW

The sounds of aviation history will resonate across Illawarra Regional Airport, at Albion Park Rail south of Wollongong, as HARS Aviation Museum holds its monthly Tarmac Days display in mid-June. Held for three days starting on the second Friday of each month, the June Tarmac Days cover Friday, Saturday and Sunday 14-16 June. Volunteers at the Historical Aircraft Restoration Society are planning engine runs for their marine reconnaissance Lockheeds Neptune and Orion, World War II Dakota C-47 and unique three-engine de Havilland Drover aircraft on Saturday and Sunday 15-16 June. Resplendent in its original French Marine livery, Neptune submarine hunter “566” is maintained for future generations to see how submarine patrols were conducted during the Cold War era . The Neptune model P2V-7 was recovered from Tahiti by HARS volunteers and flown to Australia. They plan to conduct engine runs on the Saturday and Sunday at 1 pm. The recently retired RAAF Orion turbo-prop AP-3C is the first of its type to fly under civil registration. Now registered VH-ORI, the former RAAF Lockheed Orion long-range surveillance turbo-prop aircraft completed some 16,400 flight hours, including many searching the Indian Ocean for the missing MH-370 until it was handed over to HARS. The American built Dakota was a workhorse of the Second World War with more than 16,000 built, including many in RAAF service including those now maintained to flying condition at HARS Aviation Museum. HARS President Bob De La Hunty said HARS has three operational C-47 Dakotas which were built in the early 1940s and served with the US Army Air Force in the South Pacific during World War II. ‘We plan to run the C-47s at 2 pm on the Saturday and Sunday of June Tarmac Days,” Mr De La Hunty said. At 11 am the museum volunteers also plan to run their still-flying Drover, the last of 20 of its type built by De Havilland at Bankstown in 1949. In addition, a former RAAF Mustang P-51D fighter is available from the museum for a flight experience like no other over the Illawarra. This magnificent P-51D Mustang Fighter was delivered to the RAAF in 1945.  This is no ordinary warbird.  This is no ordinary joy flight.  Suit up, strap in and get ready to experience euphoria on a grand scale. To find out more or to book a flight call 0410 325 644, call HARS Reception on 4257 4333, or email info@mustangflights.com Visitors can step aboard the majestic former Qantas Boeing 747-400 “City of Canberra” which still proudly holds the record as the only commercial aircraft to fly non-stop from London to Sydney for its delivery flight back in 1989. With former RAN Historic Flight aircraft recently transferred to HARS, visitors can sit in the Wally the big Wessex helicopter at HARS Aviation Museum. Also forming part of what will become HARS Navy Heritage Flight are a Sea Venom jet and a Sea Fury carrier aircraft now under restoration. HARS Aviation museum is open from 9.30 to 3.30 daily for visitors, and groups, to see and sit in many of more than 40 aircraft on display. The last tour starts at 2.45 pm. The museum’s acclaimed Café Connie is open for barista coffee plus delicious hot and cold food at very reasonable prices … so when visiting HARS Aviation Museum you can make a meal of it.

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Kiama Coastal Classic

15/06/2019 @ 09:00 AM – 02:00 PM Kiama NSW Event Central - Coronation Park, Surf Beach, Kiama

We’re looking forward to the 4th year of The Kiama Coastal Classic. Held right in the heart of the running season, giving runners of all ages and abilities the perfect lead up event to other major events or as an opportunity to enjoy themselves among friends and family.  ALL NEW distances to suit all levels of age and fitness. Each section of this incredible run will keep runners, joggers and walkers mesmerised, taking in the coastal vista and South Coast icons including Werri and Kiama Beaches, with rolling green hills on one side and rugged coastline on the other. The running festival boasts three race distances; 2 kilometre bolt, 12 kilometre one way classic and the main event, the 21 kilometre Kiama Coastal Classic.  The 21km and 2km events are out and back while the 12km run/ walk is a point to point all taking in the breathtaking view of the coastline.  The finish line for all three distances is at Kiama Surf Club (Coronation Park) where there will be an onsite expo and prize giveaways. All race distances will receive a finishers medal on completion of your run or walk. We pay respect to our ancestral elders, for their spirits still walk this land. To register and for further information go to the website https://www.eliteenergy.com.au/event/kiama-coastal-classic/ Kiama to Gerringong shuttle bus will be available from Kiama to Gerringong to allow 12km athletes to finish at Coronation Park on race completion. Bus tickets are available for purchase when registering ($10), bus times will be sent out prior to the event.

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Gerringong Rotary Markets

16/03/2019 - 31/12/2019 @ 08:30 AM – 01:30 PM Gerringong NSW

3rd Saturday of the Month, 8.30am - 1.30pm GERRINGONG TOWN HALL & OLD SCHOOL PARK – Fern Street, Gerringong On the 3rd Saturday of the month, Gerringong Rotary Markets are held in the heart of beautiful Gerringong. Join us and discover a delightful variety of stalls offering quality products and boutique wares. Absorb the friendly, village atmosphere while making your purchases. Indulge in a selection from the array of tasty foods and drinks available and enjoy the music. We look forward to welcoming you. For further information Phone: 0428 277 931 or email: gerringongrotarymarkets@gmail.com

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Kiama and District Historical Society - Reflections on a Changing Kiama Talk

15/06/2019 @ From 02:30 PM Kiama NSW

Join the Kiama and District Historical Society for afternoon tea and talk by local Sandy Rendel.Sandy Rendel is a long standing resident of Kiama and is currently Special Counsel at Carter Ferguson Solicitors with a wide knowledge of property law. He has had a long and distinguished legal career, becoming a partner in the Kiama law firm Kearns and Garside in 1973, and then a partner in the larger regional law firm Carter Ferguson when it merged in 2005. Sandy has strong local community links and is a Life Member of Kiama Rugby Club, Kiama Alpine Club and Kiama Show Society, of which he was President in 2005 and 2006. He was also Kiama Wine Show chairman from 2004 to 2010. KDHS is delighted that Sandy will share some unique aspects of local knowledge at the meeting. All will be welcome at this free event. 

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Foxground Farmed Table

16/06/2019 @ 12:00 PM – 04:00 PM Foxground NSW

‘The Farmed Table’, is about bringing people together to enjoy a meal, whilst showcasing foods from boutique producers, farmers, winemakers and artisans. Join Chef Brendan Cato for the next instalment of the Long Table events, utilising the best organic produce from the surrounding valleys, natural wines made by Brendan and amazing views...Cost: $65 for food, 5 sharing courses, payable on the day.

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Kiama Seaside Markets

17/03/2019 - 16/02/2020 @ 09:00 AM – 03:00 PM Kiama NSW

Kiama Seaside Markets are held the third Sunday of every month and on occasional public holidays. Extra markets are usually held in April & June and again in January. Spend the day in beautiful Kiama and browse through the popular seaside craft market. Inspect the array of country craft, artisan and antique ware on display, as well as bric-a-brac, collectibles, plants and beautiful homemade items. A great shopping experience for the whole family, right in the heart of Kiama. Definitely worth a visit!

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Colour is Key

17/06/2019 - 07/07/2019 @ 10:00 AM – 05:00 PM Gerringong NSW

Details Artwork by Daniela Cristallo, Susan Davies, Nicole Foxall, Libby Mewing, Alexandra Plim, Trenton Shipley, Sally Stokes & Susan Trigg Open: Thursday & Friday 10am to 5pm           Saturday & Sunday 10am-4pm. Other days by appointment. Fern Street Gallery is proud to present ‘Colour is Key’, a group exhibition by a select group of well-respected artists. Colour is the common theme that draws these artists together. They interpret life and nature in their own unique ways, yet their rich use of colours is a common theme. Meet the Artists Saturday 29 June at 2pm

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Gerringong & District Historical Society Presents a talk by Frank Tynan

22/06/2019 @ From 01:00 PM Gerringong NSW

Come along & hear Frank Tynan speak about his research on the old schoolhouse at Mt Pleasant overlooking Werri Beach.  The Gerringong & District Historical Society welcome visitors to the Gerringong Memorial Hall, cnr Fern & Belinda Streets, at 1pm on Saturday 22 June to learn more about this Omega Retreat National School which closed in 1946 but served many local families for many decades. Afternoon tea follows Frank's talk, a gold coin donation is appreciated.

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Silver Jewellery Workshop

22/06/2019 @ 10:00 AM – 04:30 PM Kiama NSW

Come along and learn the art of silver jewellery making. In this weekend workshop you will learn how to make simple designs using recycled silver. You will have the opportunity to make two beautiful pieces of jewellery, designed by you, from a choice of earrings or pendants. Magdalena will supply you with an abundance of ideas and inspiration for your designs, and guide you through each step of the process. This workshop is suitable for beginners who wish to explore and learn all about Silver Jewellery making. Date: Saturday 22nd June 2019 Time: 10am - 4.30pmWhere: Kiama, NSWCost: $240 per person, includes all materials and morning and afternoon tea

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Kiama Makers & Growers Market

25/05/2019 - 04/07/2020 @ 09:00 AM – 02:00 PM Kiama NSW

Over 50 markets stalls including face painting and jumping castle for the kids. A Make It, Bake It, Grow It, Sew It market featuring beautiful hand-made, home-grown goods, craft and produce plus live acoustic music. Plenty to discover each month including children's & designer adult clothing, hand-made soap and skin care, beautiful art work and fine art cards, items for your home and eco-friendly products. Stock up on fresh fruit and veggies, plants, eggs, spices, honey, jams, chilli sauces and olives. Enjoy lunch with us with freshly squeezed juices, hot food and coffee.  Daylight saving times are 9AM – 2PM and winter months are 10AM to 3PM

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Sonic Dreamweaving – Sound Bath & Vision Quest

23/06/2019 @ 03:30 PM – 05:00 PM Kiama NSW

Sonic Dreamweaving Journeys are a fusion of Science & Soul, Empowerment through insights into Body – Mind Intelligence, Energetics and Mindfulness, Sound Bath for cellular healing and Guided Dreaming Journey into our subconscious inner child. Each Journey is uniquely different depending on the group energy and theme. The intention is always to clear old patterns and blocks and open new pathways to your highest vision of a joyful life. With an emphasis on individual healing, connection to our innate inner wisdom, and communication with the energy that moves through nature and beyond. • Part 1: Group Energetics – insights, embodied mindfulness & meditation tools. • Part 2: Sound Bath, energy clearing and relaxing into our intuitive flow state. • Part 3: Guided Dreaming Story, accessing subconscious blocks and planting seeds for your brightest vision of your life path. Allowing ourselves to be the child that dwells within nudging us towards liberated self expression. Price: $35 per person Booking essential.

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I3 Presents Melissa Doyle - The Stories That Changed Me

28/06/2019 @ 06:00 PM – 08:00 PM Kiama NSW

Join Melissa Doyle for an intimate conversation about the people she has met throughout her career as a journalist & host. The survivors, the mavericks, the champions and the trailblazers whose stories have stayed with her…and why she always makes time to bake cookies. The conversation will be followed by an intimate meet & greet and a book signing for Melissa’s books “Alphabet Soup” and “The Working Mothers Survival Guide”. Tickets available here.

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William Patino 'Sunset to Stars' Photography Workshop

29/06/2019 @ All Day Event Kiama NSW

This sunset and night photography workshop is one of William Pattino's signatures, and is the perfect opportunity to understand your camera and learn how to take beautiful landscape photos.  In a small group, beginning at Cathedral Rocks in Kiama, the fundamentals will be covered from the ground up - the basics of the exposure triangle, focussing, using a tripod, long exposures, hand-held shooting, manual-mode, understanding composition and more. This is a laid back learning environment out in the field where William is able to answer all your questions and also work with you one-on-one.  After going over the theory side of things photos will capture the sunset by the striking sea stacks at Cathedral Rocks and the magnificent and mysterious Bombo Quarry to learn about night photography and photographing the stars. Throughout the evening William will be sharing his own personal photography and processing techniques, addressing your individual goals and equipping you with the skills and motivation to get the most out of photography for the rest of your life!

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Wild Bird Experience

29/06/2019 @ 09:00 AM – 12:00 PM Kiama NSW

Did you know that over 400 kinds of wild bird have been seen in the Illawarra? Join us for a short, illustrated presentation introducing our spectacular local bird life. Illawarra Birders will be passing on valuable knowledge and experience, culminating in a bird watching walk through Spring Creek Wetlands, a place known for it's varied and important bird life in the Kiama Municipality. Warning: bird watching can become addictive! To attend this workshop, please: bring a pair of binocularswear enclosed footweardress according to weather conditions (ie. cold weather gear, rain protection) Meet at Kiama Council Administration Building (11 Manning Street) for presentation. Then travel via own transport to Spring Creek Wetlands (Glenbrook Drive) for wild bird watching. *Bookings are essential and places are limited. To register your place at this workshop, you must be a resident of the Kiama Municipality.  

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Kiama Jazz and Blues presents Frank Sultana & Julian James

29/06/2019 @ From 07:00 PM Kiama NSW

Kiama Jazz and Blues and Penny Whistlers have come together to present Frank Sultana & Julian James, two of Australia’s top blues-men, playing together for the first time. A set of story telling blues, be sure to book your seat for a night of great food, drink and live blues. For bookings call 4233 2770. 

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Gerringong Music Club presents Great Southern Tour Stars of the Future

30/06/2019 @ From 02:00 PM Gerringong NSW

David Miller brings the best of hist ensemble students from Sydney Conservatorium on his Great Southern Tour.  Tickets $25 at the door. (Doors open at 1.30pm) Free for members, children and students.  Afternoon tea provided. 

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