An unofficial register of teenage romances, the Bamboo forest at the Albury Botanic Gardens is well known to locals.

Right, sunset at the Albury War Memorial.

it’s still got country charm. It’s nice to know that end of your picturesque ramble along upgraded walking paths, you can still buy a lace-decorated tissue box cover at the many craft shops along the way (Try the walk starting in Albury’s Noreuil Park, which trails along the river through bush and farmland, passing craft shops at Gateway Island, before finishing at Wodonga’s Somerset Gardens). Head up to Monument Hill to see Albury’s most dominating feature, the War Memorial, and take in the views across the region. Green thumbs will enjoy the Botanic Gardens, and culture vultures can visit the museum, art gallery, cinema or perhaps catch a performance

by the local Hothouse Theatre or Flying Fruit Fly Circus. Some of the biggest attractions are the things that have stayed the same. The Hume Weir, though low from the drought, is still a great place for fishing, swimming and waterspouts. If you get bored of town, a short car trip from

Wodonga lies the historic goldmining towns of Yackandandah and Beechworth. Rutherglen’s wineries and Stanley’s berry farms are also good daytrip options. For kids, Harvey’s Fish Farm offers mini golf, an animal farm, mini train and playgrounds, as well as tanks of fish to feed.

UNITY HALL HOTEL
BALMAIN’S PREMIER ENTERTAINMENT VENUE

The Attic:
Wednesday Nights:
Swing Dance Classes from 6.30pm

Thursday Nights:
Trivia with Gaz: 7th Feb 08 from 8.30pm, great fun and prizes to be won.

292 DARLING ST, BALMAIN

Karaoke with Dave Fraser for 9.30pm, great fun and prizes to be won.

LIVE ENTERTAINMENT IN FEBRUARY
Live Music Bands
Thursday Nights from 8pm – 11pm
7th Feb: Suite AZ Trio – acoustic 14th Feb: Jimmy Funkin’ Rouvas – acoustic 21st Feb: Bernie Segedin Trio – acoustic 28th Feb: Dan Barnett “Strictly Swingin”

Friday and Saturday Nights:
DJ playing the Latest Top 40 and Retro. Looking for a great venue to hold your function, then you can’t go past the Attic Bar, for more information, please contact the Hotel on 9810 1331 ext 4.

Sunday Night Bands from 7.30pm
3rd Feb: Barry Leef Band 10th Feb: Dan Barnett Big Band - Jazz 17th Feb: Spy Vs Spy 24th Feb: Continental Roberts Funky Blues Family Every Tuesday Night from 7.30pm,“Poptart’s” is a showcase for some of Australia’s finest female singer/ songwriters. Hosted by Amanda Easton. Unity Hall Jazz band plays every Friday night from 9.30pm and every Sunday afternoon from 3pm-6pm

Saturday Night Bands from 9.30pm
2nd Feb: Funk Shui – covers 9th Feb: Jelly Bean Jam – covers 16th Feb: Masterpiece – covers 23rd Feb: John Field Band – covers

For more details go to www.unityhallhotel.com.au Or contact the hotel on ph: 9810 1331

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WINES TASTINGS Fri and Sat nights from 5pm – 8pm FREE HOME DELIVERY with purchases over $30.00 MON – SAT 10AM – MIDNIGHT, SUN 10AM – 10PM