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Sun 1 December 2019, - Fri 31 January 2020,

Come and experience the Stones & Bones tour and Bats, Bugs & Beasties at Jenolan
Caves. Tours are run on selected days for children aged 7 to 11yrs. These tours allow
children to experience the caves through fun activities they can understand. Charges
apply. Bookings essential.

Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum

Sat February 1
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An event every month that begins at 12:00 am on day 1 of the month, repeating until Thu 30 April 2020,

BATHURST. Open Daily. The Somerville Collection features some of the finest and rarest specimens of mineral crystals and fossils from around the world.

Oberon Music School Classes Start

Mon February 3 - Fri February 7

OBERON, Affordable lessons for voice, violin, guitar, bass and piano by highly qualified and experienced teachers.

After School Drama Classes Start: Term 1

Mon February 3 - Tue February 4

BMEC. Join Local Stages and Beloved Monster this term for fun-filled afternoons of drama play and story building activities. Classes start in Week 2 of Term 1 for students in Kindy to early high school.

Mondays at the Museum

Mon February 3 at 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Monday, repeating until Mon 14 December 2020,

ORANGE REGIONAL MUSEUM. DURING TERM TIME. Join us for look and make activities and craft for Under 5s in 2020. This free program is designed for kids aged 3-5 years and their parents/carers to discover and learn from our exhibitions

PENCIL to PAINTING Classes With Kay Chapman

Wed February 5

PENCIL to PAINTING classes resume feb 2020, with realist artist and teacher Kay Chapman, Bathurst.

After School Art Lessons

Wed February 5 at 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

OBERON. Each student will get an Artists sketchbook to use throughout the eight weeks, as well as having access to all pencils, paints and brushes. At the end of the term students will keep their book and be proud to show their progress and creations.

Parkes Dance Co: Ready Set Dance

Wed February 5 at 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 4:30 pm on day First of the month, repeating until Wed 9 December 2020,

An event every month that begins at 5:15 pm on day First of the month, repeating until Thu 10 December 2020,

PARKES. WEEKLY. READY SET DANCE in an amazing pre-school dance program designed especially for boys and girls aged 2 to 5 years old. This is a one hour combo class that includes jazz, tap, hip hop, singing, music and a whole lot of fun.

Musical Busking Workshops

Fri February 7 at 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 3:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating until Fri 3 April 2020,

COWRA. The Musical Busking Workshops are a way of enabling young people (under 18yo) to develop confidence to play music in public and to later play on their own as a busker (if they so wish).

Cinema Under the Stars – Orange

Sat February 15 at 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

ORANGE BOTANIC GARDENS. This summer join us for a FREE family friendly evening under the stars! Pack a picnic, gather your friends and enjoy an incredible open-air screening of real-life remake of Aladdin!

Bathurst Rail Museum Opening

Sat February 22 at 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

BATHURST RAILWAY MUSEUM. Come along to the public opening of the Museum on Saturday 22 February. Doors will open at 9am and everyone is welcome.

Auditions: Wicked

Mon March 9 - Tue March 10

PARKES. WICKED AUDITIONS will be held Monday 9th March, Tuesday 10th March, and Wednesday 11th March - sessions at 6.00pm, 7.15pm and 8.30pm each evening. Please email to register your preferred timeslot for auditions: lyntownsend5@bigpond.com.


Thu March 26 at 7:30 pm

ORANGE CIVIC THEATRE. PLAYLIST is Beyoncé meets the women’s marches meets Australian Idol. It’s full of suburban dreams and pop star fantasies.

Catapult Festival: Gravity & Other Myths intensive masterclass

Tue April 14 - Sat April 18

BMEC, BATHURST. The final installment of the National youth circus and physical theatre festival in Bathurst will be a three day intensive workshop with Gravity & Other Myths. 


Fri April 17 at 7:30 pm
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One event on Sat 18 April 2020, at 7:30 pm

BMEC. Gravity & Other Myths. Backbone examines the various perceptions of what strength is, where it comes from and how it is measured. This frenetic celebration of human interconnectedness will test the limits of strength: physical, emotional, individual and collective.

LithGlow 2020

Sat May 9 at 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

LTIGHOW. A spectacular night of innovation and imagination from the past to the future featuring food trucks,night markets and entertainment.

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The What’s On calendar covers arts events happening across the NSW Central West. These events are sourced or supplied from local venues and arts organisations. Whilst all care is taken and accuracy is our priority we can take no responsibility for date changes or the content of contributed information. To contribute an event email us at artsoutwest@csu.edu.au