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Blue Mountains Tourist : Winter 2010
June Winter Haiku Hiking Saturday 8 May Hike along with Diana Levy on one of Blackheath's nature tracks, learn how to write haiku, discuss, edit and share your work with fellow hikers. $60 Bookings essential P: 4751 3935 www.dianajumpsintohaiku.blogspot.com Winter Writers Workshops at Everglades Garden Tuesday 1 June & Saturday 5 June P: 4784 1938 W: www.everglades.org.au "Bye Bye Birdie" Musical Comedy Sat 5 June -- Sun 6 June (also showing in may) at Springwood Civic Centre. A talented cast from the Blue Mountains Musical Society tells the story of a rock and roll singer who is about to be inducted into the army. Inspired by Elvis Presley. Bookings essential P: 02 4739 0555 "Such Is Life" -- 3 one act plays Friday 4 June. Enjoy an evening of theatre this Winter with three brilliant one act plays all in one fantastic night of drama. 8 pm at Henry Lawson Theatre, Werrington County. Tickets - $18, $12 concession. P: 4729 1555. W: www.hltheatre.com.au Truffle Hunt Saturday 5 June During winter visitors to the Oberon area will be able to participate in the truffle hunt at the Lowes Mount Truffiere. Learn about the truffle industry, while participating in the harvesting of truffles using a dog. Saturdays 2pm. Bookings essential. P: 02 6329 8210 Blue Mountains Concert Society -- Kammer Saturday 12 June at Springwood Civic Centre. King of the new wave of innovative presenters, Kammer breaks the bounds of conventional concerts formality. 8 pm P: 1800 984 460 W: www.bmconcerts.com Wizards School of Magic at Mt Tomah Gardens Saturday 12 June Aspiring wizards make their own hat and join in the magical fun, $15. 10:30 am -- 12 noon or 1:30 pm -- 3:00 pm P: 4567 3019 W: www.mounttomahbotanicgarden.com.au Winter Magic Festival Saturday 19 June. Blue Mountains major event with parade, music, art, stalls and fireworks. ArtStreet window display. 10.00am -- 7.00pm W: www.wintermagic.com.au Waterfall Walk at Everglades Garden Sunday 20 June A delightful rainforest walk on which you will encounter several different waterfalls and some beautiful bush pools. Graded moderate/easy, morning tea and lunch provided. Cost $25 pp bookings essential. P: 4784 1938 W: www.everglades.org.au Mountain Magic at Mt Tomah Gardens Saturday 26 June -- Sunday 29 August Discover World Heritage at its best with this photographic exhibition. Free Garden entry 10am -- 4pm P: 4567 3000 NRMA CareFlight Woodford to Glenbrook 2010 Sunday 27 June A 25km all ages, all abilities event for cyclists and runners to raise funds for NRMA CareFlight P: 9689 8124 http://careflight.org/help/events July Yulefest Celebrations Yuletide Celebrations are held throughout the Blue Mountains during winter in Hotels, Guesthouses and Resorts. Day Out with Thomas at the Zig Zag Railway Friday 9 July -- Monday 12 July Ride on Thomas the Tank Engine! Meet the Fat Controller & activities. Zig Zag Railway, Clarence P: 6355 2955. W: www.zigzagrailway.com.au Adult Workshop -- Paper Pulp Sculpture at Mt Tomah Botanic Gardens Saturday 10 July Learn how paper pulp sculpt, turn office shredded paper in to fascinating durable objects with Tony Lennon. $25pp incl: garden fee & materials. P: 4567 3000 W: www.mounttomahbotanicgarden.com.au NSW State Down Hill Mountain Bike Championships Saturday 10 July - Sunday 11 July Elite riders will be competing for the NSW State Championship with a full days program of both men and women races. Spectacular views of Hassans Walls will test skills of all riders. P: 6351 3171 W: www.insanecycles.com.au Xmas in July Lunch at Everglades Garden Sunday 11 July P: 4784 1938 W: www.everglades.org.au Blue Mountains Concert Society Saturday 24 July Simon Tedeschi & Kevin Hunt at Springwood Civic Centre. Two very talented pianists come together as a dynamic duo, in classical music & jazz that will take piano recital to a new level. 8 pm P: 1800 984 460 W: www.bmconcerts.com August Adult Workshop -- Orchid Penjing -- Mount Tomah Botanic Gardens Saturday 7 August Explore the theory, practice and passion of sculptor Tony Lennon unique practice. Work with sandstone and native orchids. $95pp incl: entry fee & materials. P: 4567 3000 W: www.mounttomahbotanicgarden.com.au Blue Mountains Concert Society -- Alcan Quartet Saturday 7 August at Springwood Civic Centre -- This quartet has developed a reputation for excellence throughout Canada and internationally since its formation over 16 years ago. 8 pm P: 1800 984 460 W: www.bmconcerts.com Special Tour at Jenolan Caves Saturday 14 August -- Sunday 15 August what's on in Winter? art antiques festivals food markets music and more! Call 1300 76 02 76 or visit www.tourism.lithgow.com *Conditions apply. Price valid until 31/12/2010. Contact us for Adult and Concession prices and more info. Transport between attractions is available. * Family Pass $125* Romantic Historic Retreat Circa 1880 Spacious rooms, private en-suites, balconies and magnificent views. Built on Leura's highest point and surrounded by English gardens, Leura House is located close to all the famous tourist attractions and is only metres to Leura Village! A cosy 3 bedroom cottage that sleeps 6 is also available. Ph: (02) 4784 2035 7 Britain Street, Leura www.leurahouse.com.au email@example.com 4 Star Deluxe B&B Accommodation winter 2010 www.bluemountainstouristnewspaper.com.au 37