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Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum

Sun March 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.


Mon March 2

Entries are now being accepted for this annual event at the Civic Centre.

Mondays at the Museum

Mon March 2 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

Moorambilla Voices Workshop

Tue March 3

TRANGIE. Michelle and the team will be facilitating 84 skills development workshops, covering 60 towns, inviting 134 schools, starting on Monday 2 March to 9 April in remote and regional areas of NW NSW.

Parkes Dance Co: Ready Set Dance

Wed March 4 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 March 6 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).

Student Drawing Exhibition

Sun March 8 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

ORANGE. Family and Friends welcome. This is a casual function to admire all student artworks from the Term 1 first 5 week block - Drawing.

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.

MitCon Picnic Dinner

Sat March 21 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

MITCHELL CONSERVATORIUM BATHURST. Sit on the grass of the beautiful Courthouse courtyard and listen to a FREE CONCERT of music performed by Mitchell Conservatorium students and teachers.


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.


Mon June 1 at 6:00 pm

ORANGE CIVIC THEATRE. Andy and Terry’s Treehouse has reached an amazing 91 Stories! It’s now more fantastically dangerous than ever, with a deserted desert island, a whirlpool, and a giant spider!
But Andy, Terry and Jill have no idea they’re about to face their biggest challenge yet! Mr Big Nose has sent his grandchildren to the Treehouse, and they don’t want to just sit quietly. Can Andy, Terry & Jill master this extreme babysitting challenge? What does mysterious fortune teller Madam Know-It-All really want? And will the Big Red Button really destroy the world?

Firefly Forest & Glow

Fri July 10 at 2:00 pm - Fri July 17 at 8:00 pm
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One event on Fri 28 February 2020, at 2:00 pm

BMEC. This timeless piece, inspired by an unexpected sublime moment in a paddy field under a full moon and next to a volcano, is an inspiration for all ages.

Bluey’s Big Play

Sat August 1 at 6:00 pm
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One event on Sun 2 August 2020, at 10:00 am

One event on Sun 2 August 2020, at 12:00 pm

This is Bluey’s Big Play!  And it’s really for real life! See Bluey, Bingo, Mum and Dad as you’ve never seen them before... Join The Heelers in their first live theatre show created just for you with puppetry, live actors and iconic Australian sets. It’s a little bit different and a little bit beautiful. Bluey’s Big Play is an original story written by Bluey’s creator Joe Brumm with new music created by Brisbane's Beethoven and Bluey composer, Joff Bush. This…

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