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What Cowra has planned for this Week! For more events visit <a href=www.cowra.nsw.gov.au DATE EVENTS CONTACT 6 – 14 History Week 2008 - Rock Solid at Waters Contact Fiona September Edge! A rich deposit of fossil fishes discovered Ferguson in 1956 near Canowindra in Central NSW Phone 02 preserves dramatic evidence of a tragic event 63441008 360 million years ago when backboned Fax 02 63442450 animals began to invade land. Visit Email Canowindra’s Age Of Fishes Museum to see aof@colourcity.co Rock Solid – at the Water’s Edge. Age of Fishes m Museum, Gaskill Street, Canowindra 10am – www.ageoffishes.org.a 4pm every day. Cost Adults $7.70, Family $19.50, Concession $5.50, Children under 12 $3.30. Group Bookings essential! u 9 – 10 Cowra Annual Show : The show is in its Cowra Show September 129PP year and there are lots of activities Society happening over the two days to entertain the 02 6342 1977 whole family! Some of the events include, cowrashow@bigpond.co m animal nursery, wood chopping, whip cracking, www.cowrashow.co lots of rides, pet show, school spectacular, showgirl and all of the fun activities including a massive fireworks display! m 13 – 14 2008 AMSAG Cowra Services Rally: This is AMSAG Inc. September a 2-day event that will be conducted on roads Peter Crich in the Pennsylvania Forest as well as 70km of 02 6366 8062 gravel roads within the Cowra Shire. There will also be a Superspecial Stage at Woodstock Speedway. Spectator Instructions will be available closer to the day. 0407 934 264 13 – 14 Lachlan Valley Railway: Various trains will Lachlan Valley September be running on both Saturday and Sunday from Cowra to Noonbinna and Koorawatha return. Railway For trips and general enquiries 02 6342 5101 www.lvr.com.au DATE EXHIBITIONS CONTACT 9 August – Members Group Exhibition: The Members 12 Group Exhibition was open to all financial September members of the Canowindra Art Network. There was no art topic so it will be a great surprise as to the types of work created as well as the mediums used. The opening of this exhibition will be held on Saturday the 9 " id="pdf-obj-0-2" src="pdf-obj-0-2.jpg">

What Cowra has planned for this Week!

For more events visit www.cowra.nsw.gov.au

DATE

EVENTS

 

CONTACT

6

– 14

History Week 2008 - Rock Solid at Waters

Contact Fiona

September

Edge! A rich deposit of fossil fishes discovered

 

Ferguson

in 1956 near Canowindra in Central NSW

Phone 02

preserves dramatic evidence of a tragic event

63441008

360 million years ago when backboned

Fax 02 63442450

animals began to invade land. Visit

 

Email

Canowindra’s Age Of Fishes Museum to see

Rock Solid – at the Water’s Edge. Age of Fishes

 

m

Museum, Gaskill Street, Canowindra 10am –

4pm every day. Cost Adults $7.70, Family $19.50, Concession $5.50, Children under 12 $3.30. Group Bookings essential!

 

u

9

– 10

Cowra Annual Show: The show is in its

Cowra Show

September

129PP thPP year and there are lots of activities

 

Society

happening over the two days to entertain the

02

6342 1977

whole family! Some of the events include,

 

m

animal nursery, wood chopping, whip cracking,

lots of rides, pet show, school spectacular, showgirl and all of the fun activities including a massive fireworks display!

 

m

13

– 14

2008 AMSAG Cowra Services Rally: This is

 

AMSAG Inc.

September

a 2-day event that will be conducted on roads

Peter Crich

in the Pennsylvania Forest as well as 70km of

02

6366 8062

gravel roads within the Cowra Shire. There will also be a Superspecial Stage at Woodstock Speedway. Spectator Instructions will be available closer to the day.

0407 934 264

13

– 14

Lachlan Valley Railway: Various trains will

Lachlan Valley

September

be running on both Saturday and Sunday from Cowra to Noonbinna and Koorawatha return.

Railway For trips and general enquiries

02

6342 5101

DATE

EXHIBITIONS

CONTACT

9 August –

Members Group Exhibition: The Members

 
 

12

Group Exhibition

was open to all financial

September

members of

the

Canowindra

Art

Network. There was no art topic so it will be a

great surprise as to the types of work created as well as the mediums used. The opening of this exhibition will be held on Saturday the 9 th

 

August at the Can Inc. Art Gallery from 6pm. Normal opening times are Thursday through to Monday, 9.30am to 4.30pm.

 

1 – 30

Patricia Hardman Exhibition: This

Cowra Japanese

September

exhibition will feature works by artist Patricia

Garden

Hardman including glass fusing and slumping as well as Japanese inspired Mosaic Art. Patricia Hardman has twenty years experience in Leadlight & Stain Glass as well as designing windows and door panels. From here she progressed into the field of Glass Fusing and Slumping and has exhibited work right across Australia. In 2002 Patricia took a trip to Hong Kong and Japan. The love of Japan’s landscape and Art stayed with her and is reflected in her Mosaic’s Art works featured in this Exhibition of works at Cowra's Japanese Garden. Japanese Garden, Binni Creek Road. Open Daily 8.30am – 5pm

  • 02 6341 2233

5

Something on the table Exhibition: A

Kalari Cellar Door

September

display of paintings and drawings of anything

& Art Gallery

– 27

that can be placed on a table. This exhibition is

6342 1465

October

open to artists who would like to try something

different or to those who love painting still life. Kalari Cellar Door and Art Gallery, 120 Carro Park Road Fri – Mon 10am – 5pm

au

13

The Lost Track of Time: Scenes from a

and light come together in certain ways. “The

Cowra Regional Art

September

Homeward Journey is a selection of colour

Gallery

– 19

digital photographs by renowned photographer

  • 02 6340 2190

October

Sally McInerney. McInerney has been travelling

au

 

between Sydney and her childhood home near Cowra for many years. This exhibition includes images taken over the last five years, mostly in the Central West, along the highways, back roads and detours. Old familiar landmarks sometimes appear transformed when weather

works in this exhibition are partly a tribute to the way digital photography is able to handle peculiar conditions of light, and allows colour printing to be personal.” said McInerney.

WRAP Unwrapped: works inspired by the Wagga rug is a touring exhibition and showcase of contemporary quilts and three dimensional textile pieces.

DATE

UPCOMING EVENTS

CONTACT

18

Colonial Show (for Cowra Tourism Members

Allan Vorias

September

only): Meet the Bellman (Town Crier) of Sydney Town Samuel Potter and take a trip back to the Colonial days of 1806. Here you will meet characters such as a young drummer boy and a convict wench or maybe a Lady from the Colony of New South Wales. You

Ideal Tours 0412 818 715

 

will:

 

• witness the Raising of the King's Colours • learn the Story of the Union Flag • view a colonial dwelling • learn about the colonial justice system • Crime and punishment in the Colony You will be invited to role play in the Story of the Girl who wears the Black Velvet Band, which tells the story how the British Government tricked tradesmen in London to commit a crime of stealing which was punishable by hanging and their sentence could be commuted to transported to the Colony to construct buildings that would stand the test of time.

 

‘Swag’ Performance by the Cowra M&D

For further

19, 20, 24 & 26 September

Society: World premier production of the new Australian Musical Swag. Written by Maggie May Gordon and with music composed by Michael Harvey, Swag tells a story of the hardships faced by a rural family battling through the grim years of the Great Depression. Maggie May Gordon is well known to many people throughout the central west. Her poetry, short stories and song lyrics are often heard on ABC radio. She has won many awards for writing including The Land Literary Award, Tamworth Music Festival poetry award and the Henry Lawson Festival poetry award. In 2004 her first musical Eureka, which also featured music by Michael Harvey, enjoyed a successful professional run in Melbourne with a cast that included Barry Crocker and Rachel Beck. The M&D is delighted to be the first company to stage the new musical Swag. M&D President Lawrance Ryan said that it is a great honour and a great responsibility to be entrusted with the stage presentation of any new work. “This is a wonderful opportunity to showcase the ability of local performers using new material”, said Lawrance. He continued, “Many of the issues raised in Swag such as depression, dementia and the trials and tribulations of rural life are as relevant today as they were in the 1930s when the musical is set”. Swag features singing and non-singing roles for both men and women, with ages ranging from 10 to 70 years. Cowra Showground Pavilion, Grenfell Road, Cowra Tickets: Adults $25; Concession $18; Family (2A 2C) $55, Includes supper

information regarding Swag, the familiarisation evening or the Cowra Musical and Dramatic Society in general please contact Lawrance Ryan on 6341 3337

19 – 21

SAAA National Convention 2008 – Escape

September

to Cowra!: Witness spectacular displays of aerobatic engineering, get up close to over

Bo Hannington 0427 044 156

 

one hundred homebuilt, aerobatic, vintage and warbird aircraft, witness exciting flying displays and gather information on all aspects of flying. Cowra Airport

Brian Hunter 0417 555 030

SAKURA

Sakura Matsuri Cherry Blossom Festival will be held from 24

MATSURI

– 28 September 2008.

UPDATE

Be sure not to miss the Sumo wrestlers at this year’s Sakura Matsuri

24 – 28 Septembe r

Festival. They are one of many high quality cultural performances on the day, including the Bethlehem Singers, Toyama & Nakamura Ryu Battodo Samurai Sword group, Kitanodai Gagaku Kai (traditional Japanese music), an authentic Tea Ceremony demonstration, and for the first time in Australia, the Hachiohji Geigiren Geishiya Group.

There will also be plenty of fun for the kids, with “hands on” activities including Origami, Calligraphy, Ikebana, Bonsai, Kite making and flying, Jumping castles, Kids Corner including craft activities and games. Entry is just $20 per family, with all activities and demonstrations FREE for the day. Food and drinks will be available for purchase on the day, with Bento boxes, sushi and yakatori kebabs, plus more traditional Aussie fare including a steak & sausage sizzle.

The day ends with the Official Dinner at the Cowra Services Club in

the evening, featuring a traditional Geisha performance. are essential.

Bookings

 

Contact Cowra Japanese Garden on 02 6341 2233

 

DATE

REGULAR EVENTS

   

CONTACT

Every

Bridge Pairs:

Bridge

Pairs

are held

every

Gwen

Monday

Monday from 10.30am – 3.30pm at the Cowra

02 6341 2665

Services Club.

 

Every

Tai-Chi: Held every Tuesday at River Park

 

Tuesday

from 7:30am – 8:30am. Free entry

1 st & 3 rd

Bridge Pairs: Bridge Pairs are held on the 1 st

 

Gwen

Wednesday s of the Month

and 3 rd Wednesday’s of the month from 7pm at the Cowra Services Club.

02

6341 2665

1

st

Canowindra Rotary Markets:

These

Age of Fishes

Saturday of

markets are held from 8am – 1pm beside the

02

6344 1008

the Month

Age

of

Fishes

Museum,

Gaskill

Street,

 

Canowindra

 

3

rd

Cowra Farmers and Craft Markets: These

Christine Galea

Saturday of

markets are held from 8am – 12noon at the

02

6342 9225

the Month

Cowra Showground Pavilion.

 

2 nd Sunday of the

Woodstock Markets: The markets are held at the Woodstock Memorial Hall from 8am –

 

Month

1.30pm.

 

Last Friday

View Club Luncheon: The luncheons are

 

Bookings:

of the

held the last Friday of every month except

Isabel Bensley

Month

Festival Week, Australia Day and in December.

6342 2061 Sue @ Picadilly

   

fabrics

6342 3577

Every

Boot Scooting: Every Tuesday night you can

Barbara

Tuesday

do some bootscooting at the Cowra Services

02 6341 3466

night

Club from 7pm – 9pm.