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Friday 1 March – Sunday 7 April
Exhibition : Aboriginal Bark Painting and Larrakitj from Yirrkala, north east Arnhem Land
Purple Noon Gallery
Yolngu art embodies great historical and cultural significance. A collection from Buku-Larrnggay Mulka presented at Purple Noon Gallery. Today, Yolngu continue their cultural tradition, selling their art and reviving the life and disseminating the beliefs of their ancesters. Ochres and earth pigments are obtained from well-known deposits, then paintings are marked with brushes made from human hair. The elders have resisted a shift to painting the sacred title deeds of their country on canvas or board using acrylic, opting instead to continue the use of nuwayak (bark paintings), or sheets of bark, and hollow logs. Gallery is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. Purple Noon Gallery 606 Terrace Road Freemans Reach.
Saturday 9 March
9am – 4pm
Kookootonga Nut Farm
Chestnut and Walnut Picking
Open 7 days a week during picking season 9-4pm. There is a fee to pick the nuts at the farm. Kookootonga Farm, 247 Mt Irvine Road, Mt Irvine. Phone 4756 2136 to check availability.
Saturday 9 March
Chestnut and Walnut Picking
There is a fee to pick the nuts at the farm. Nutwood Farm, 22 Danes Way, Mt Irvine. Phone 4756 2191 to check availability.
Friday 22 March – 10 June
Wildwood Gardens in Autumn
Enjoy the beauty of the Blue Mountains in a special garden that’s the work of a pair of dedicated gardeners. There’s something to delight visitors in every season. Friday to Monday 10am-4pm (other times by appointment) Adults $10, Concessions and Students $8, Children under 16 free. Wildwood Gardens, 26 Powells Road, Bilpin. Phone 4567 2194 or 0417 042 460.
Sunday 24 March
Belmont House History Tour
St John of God Richmond Hospital
Discover the wonderful stories that Belmont House has to tell. Please assemble at hospital Main Reception from 1:30pm, tour starts at 2:00pm sharp. Gibson’s Cafe on-site will be open for lunch pre-tour (bookings essential Ph: 4570 6290). If you purchase a ticket that includes lunch, please be at Gibson’s Cafe by 12:30pm. Funds raised help with maintenance of the building and continuing the story of Belmont House. Bookings essential via Eventbrite. Phone 4570 6290 for more information. St John God Hospital 177 Grose Vale Road North Richmond
Sunday 24 March 10am – 4pm
Old Skills Weekend at Australiana Pioneer Village
Showcasing skills, displays, trades, transport, clothing, machinery, entertainment and more from the 18th to early 19th Centuries. Entry fees Adults $5, Children $3, or $15 family of 4. Australiana Pioneer Village Rose Street Wilberforce. Phone 4575 1777.
Sunday 31 March 10am-5pm
Oakville Fire Brigade Family Day and Car Show
Cars, bikes and trucks Show and displays starting 9am through to 3pm. Market stalls, raffle prizes, kids rides, huge auction. Great family fun day. All proceeds to the Oakville Bush Fire Brigade. Car entrants $10. Public admission: gold coin entry fee. Pitt Town Sporting Club, 139 Old Pitt Town Rd, Pitt Town. Further Information 0407 774 348.
Every Saturday morning 8am
East Richmond park run/walk
A free, weekly, timed 5km walk/jog/run at 8am every Saturday. Open to all ages and abilities, walkers, prams and dogs on short leads welcome. Organised entirely by volunteers, friendly and fun!
Register once before your first ever Park Run and print your barcode. Use that barcode anywhere around the world! Ham Common Bicentenary Park (opposite RAAF Base) Hawkesbury Valley Way Clarendon. REGISTER www.parkrun.com.au/eastrichmond
Windsor Mall Sunday Markets
Every Sunday 9.00am to 3.00pm
Windsor Mall between Baker and Fitzgerald Streets, Windsor. For stallholders and all other enquiries please phone Colleen on 0418 869 685. www.windsormarkets.com.au
Richmond Good Food Market
Every Saturday 8:00am to 1:00pm
A place for local farmers to showcase their products and interact with the community. Meet local producers, support the community and local agribusiness, source great tasting food and support the economy. Richmond Park, corner March and Windsor Streets, Richmond. Enquiries Vanessa Hanna 0400 615 409.
10:00am to 12:00noon
Bilpin District Hall, Bells Line of Road, Bilpin.
Phone: 02 4567 0304 or 0428 969 956
Aussie Night Markets
4th Saturday of the month
23rd March 5-pm – 10pm
International food market featuring 40 International food stalls, dedicated dessert section, high quality arts & crafts stalls to browse, kids rides & entertainment, DJ and live music till late.Free parking. Enquiries 0438 882 496. Hawkesbury Showground Racecourse Road Clarendon.
Richmond Lions Club Market Day
7:30am to 2:00pm
Various stallholders with an assortment of goodies and also the famous Lions Cakes will be there just in time for Christmas. Come early and grab a few bargains. Enquiries: Call 4575 1518 after 6:00pm. Hawkesbury Showground, Racecourse Road, Clarendon.
Hawkesbury Foodies Market
First Sunday of the month 9am – 1pm
Next Market: 3rd March and 7 April
Fresh veggies, organic veggies, organic meats, international street food, artisan bakery, freshly squeezed juice, gluten free and vegan options available. Live music every Market! Great family event. Richmond North Public School, Grose Vale Road, North Richmond. Enquiries Nicole 0414 733 400.