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Glenworth Valley Horse Riding & Outdoor Adventure Centre Toukley Food, Fun & Music Festival Page 19

Yarramalong Art Show Page 10

The Bavarian Bakehaus Page 23

Mangrove Mountain Memorial Club & Golf Course Hallards Road, Central Mangrove (02) 43 731 129 Open 6 days a week for lunch & dinner (closed on Mondays).

"Priceless views, undulating bushland setting with well maintained fairways and greens"

Bar facilities, Poker Machines, TAB, Keno, Foxtel and an ATM as well as the picturesque golf course. Live Music on the 1st Saturday night of the month and the Last Sunday afternoon of the Month.

Ken Duncan Gallery 414 The Entrance Road, Erina Heights, NSW Phone 02 4367 6701 Open daily from 10am

Firefly Bistro Macadamia Nuts, Cold Pressed Extra Virgin Macadamia Oil and our other Macadamia products are also available for sale in the Cafe. Coaches are welcome but pre-booking is essential.

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Welcome to Terrigal Vogue, your fashion destination on the Central Coast that caters for those who desire beauty and the unusual. Our shop is a visual feast of colour and texture with a focus on natural fibre fabrics. Terrigal Vogue offers a variety of exciting and beautiful designer labels from Australia and around the world. We offer a unique collection of hand made jewellery by 2Lyn&Tony and Jinyana. As the owner of the store, Isabella Giammanco with her exquisite taste, hand picks her labels and items for the boutique Terrigal Vogue. The boutique proudly presents imported Italian labels such as Pianurastudio, Twin-set by Simona Barbieri, Joseph Ribkoff, Andiamo, Jump, Linen Laundry, Basler and more exciting labels to come. Indulge with Marino wool collection by Optimum and accessorise with imported Italian and Brazilian Dumond Shoes, as well as stylish Italian bags. Also discover our sexy and seductive lingerie range. Isabella is also one of few suppliers in Australia to carry Columbian “Butt Lift Jeans”.

Shop 19, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Terrigal NSW 2260 phone: 02 4385 5099


Cafe & Gift Shop Take a drive through the picturesque Yarramalong valley and enjoy the fresh home baked meals, home made cakes and fine coffee.

You can relax at garden tables while the kids explore the cool cubby house and the cute chickens. Delicious pasta, variety of traditional pizzas & Italian dishes Eat in or Take away Dinner from 5pm Tuesday – Saturday Lunch from 12pm to 3pm Tuesday – Sunday Azzuro Blu Wharf 12 The Entrance Rd, The Entrance Phone 4333 8885 italian restaurant

From April the yarramalong Cafe will also have a great gift shop inside come and have a brows. Bookings taken for big goups and busses 0243561222.

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From the Editor July Welcome to the Central Coast in July! We wish you a very warm welcome to the beautiful Central Coast. Whether you are just visiting or lucky enough to live here, we know you will appreciate the myriad delights that this wonderful region has to offer. July is a perfect time to explore the Coast and iMag has proudly added new Restaurants and places of interest for you to visit and enjoy. One of my favourite is Terrigal Vogue, the classiest boutique on the Coast. July is sale time so you will be able to get a 30% OFF Sale items. I know that you will not be disappointed as this is such a magnificent shop. See you there.


iMag has so many places for you to enjoy, just sit down with your iMag and read through the lists of things to do. Starting off with Food & Fun at Toukley, this year you can enjoy the Circus workshop. This is a full day for all of us to enjoy, so wear good walking shoes and something comfortable to spend the day in. Don’t forget to visit the Markets, we have a full coverage in iMag. See page 24. Thanks to our readers that take the time to let me know how much you appreciate imag and please don’t forget to enter our competition. See page 8 for details. Till next month, enjoy every day!

For those families visiting for the school holidays there is a lot to keep the family interested and enjoying their stay. Glenworth Valley & the Reptile Park always have a special itinerary for school Holidays. A visit to the historic carousel and the daily pelican feeding at The Entrance is also a must. While at the Entrance you can enjoy coffee & ice cream from Licks or a meal at The Italian Restaurant will make the day very special. Independently owned franchise Published by Imag Publications

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Sight and sound warm the soul in July on the Central Coast No matter what type of music you’re into, there’s something for everyone at a diverse range of venues. Starting with Andre Rieu’s Hometown Concert being beamed direct via satellite into Avoca Beach Picture Theatre, next you can check out a huge array of artists at a range of local venues, including Lizottes Kincumber, Laycock Street Theatre and The Entrance Leagues Club. The Whitlams’ Tim Freedman and Split Enz’s Tim Finn both go solo early in the month, while WA rockers Karnivool come to town on Wednesday 11th. Beccy Cole, Wendy Matthews, Bruce Mathiske also drop by for a visit, and a range of exciting local productions come to life at Laycock Street and Peninsula Community Theatres. If you prefer sight to sound, then take your pick! Ongoing exhibitions feature at all our galleries around the Coast, with Gosford Regional Gallery (and the adjacent Japanese Gardens re-opening

on July 27th!), the Ken Duncan Gallery, Somersby Photographic Gallery and the wonderful enclave of Two Birds Gallery each offering something unique, stunning and breathtaking for you to take in. Out on the road, check out the Woy Woy Art Markets on Sunday 8th, while the 5 Lands Art Trail continues to grow in popularity, with open studios right around the region on the 14th & 15th of the month. July doesn’t pass without some great community events – on Sunday 1st celebrate the Whale Dreamers Festival at Norah Head Lighthouse, then the following Saturday 7th, the Food Fun and Music Festival takes over Toukley

with plenty of feasting options to be had. Speaking of food – don’t miss Bells at Killcare’s Cooking School, on monthly, with the July class set for Wednesday 4th July. Want to learn more? See a full calendar of events on our website, and keep a watch on our Facebook and Twitter pages for all the latest on the Central Coast – the fun starts here!

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over 20 artists located on the Central Coast of NSW. LANDS WALK, the group now has an exciting studio trail d see their studios first hand. Studios will be open the third weekend & 19 February 2012. Please check before your visit

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What's On July Sun 1st Whale Dreamers Festival - Norah Head Lighthouse. Enquiries 0415 207 887 Sun 1st Andre Rieu’s 2012 Hometown Concert direct via Satellite - Avoca Beach Picture Theatre. Tickets 4382 1677 Sun 1st Tim Freedman Solo - Live at Lizottes, Kincumber. Tickets 4368 2017 Tue 3rd Tim Finn - Live at Lizottes, Kincumber. Tickets 4368 2017 Tue 3rd to Sat 7th GMS Juniors present “Cinderella, the Pantomime” - Laycock St Theatre. Enquiries 43 233 233 Wed 4th Bells at Killcare Cooking School - Killcare. Enquiries 4349 7000 Wed 4th Horse Racing – Gosford Race Club. Enquiries 4325 0461 Fri 6th Kelly Hope (Country Music Special) - diggers @ The Entrance. Enquiries 4332 3399 Sat 7th The Entrance Farmers Markets – Memorial Park. Enquiries 4930 5156 Sat 7th Sarah McLeod - Live at Lizottes, Kincumber. Tickets 4368 2017 Sat 7th Food, Fun & Music Festival Toukley. Enquiries 4397 1711 Sat 7th “Little Lies” The Fleetwood Mac Show - Gosford RSL. Enquiries 4323 2311 Sun 8th Woy Woy Art Markets - Anderson Reserve. Enquiries 0416 162 067 Sun 8th Psychic and Alternative Fair Mingara Recreation Club. Enquiries 4349 7799 Sun 8th Annual Charity Doll & Bear Show – Wyong Memorial Hall. Enquiries Wed 11th Karnivool - The Entrance Leagues Club. Enquiries 4334 3233 Wed 11th to Sat 14th Central Coast Gang Show - Laycock St Theatre. Enquiries 43 233 233 Fri 13th Horse Racing – Wyong Race Club. Enquiries 4352 1083 Sat 14th Gosford City Markets – Kibble Park. Enquiries 4322 7726 Sat 14th “Swingtime” with U-BOUDDI Big Band - Pearl Beach. Enquiries 4344 2319 Sat 14th and Sun 15th 5 Lands Art Trail - Various Locations. Details

Sun 15th Beccy Cole - Live at Lizottes, Kincumber. Tickets 4368 2017 Thu 19th Horse Racing – Wyong Race Club. Enquiries 4352 1083 Fri 20th to Sun 5th Aug Woy Woy Little Theatre present “Arsenic & Old Lace” Peninsula Theatre. Enquiries 43 233 233 Sat 21st The Entrance Farmers Markets – Memorial Park. Enquiries 4930 5156 Sat 21st Wendy Matthews - Live at Lizottes, Kincumber. Tickets 4368 2017 Sat 21st CCEntertainment presents “After The Beatles 1970 - 1980” - Laycock St Theatre. Enquiries 43 233 233 Sun 22nd Avoca Beachside Markets - Avoca Beach. Enquiries 0416 097 707 Tue 24th Horse Racing – Wyong Race Club. Enquiries 4352 1083 Thu 26th Horse Racing – Gosford Race Club. Enquiries 4325 0461 from Fri 27th GMS presents Jekyll and Hyde - Laycock St Theatre. Enquiries 43 233 233 Fri 27th Bruce Mathiske - Avoca Beach Picture Theatre. Tickets 4382 1677 Sat 28th Renee Geyer - Live at Lizottes, Kincumber. Tickets 4368 2017

Kids School Holiday ideas... NSW School Holidays run from June 30 to July 15, so if you’re looking for things to do with the young ones, head to and look for “Kids School Holiday Ideas”, where you’ll find a huge list of activities for young and old alike!

Save the date... 7 to 14 August World Boys Baseball Tournament Saturday 25 August Gathering of the Clans, Toukley Sunday 26 August Paws & Claws for a Cause Walk, The Entrance 6 to 9 September Australian Springtime Flora Festival, Kariong

Have you ‘bean’ to Peninsula Recreation Precinct lately?

The playground boasts some of the best facilities you and your kids will experience. Space nets, swings, flying fox, merry-goround and climbing wall, are just some of the amusing highlights within the playground. Surrounding the playground, discover the kick around area, reading nook, tennis courts, Skate Park and BMX track.

What better way to spend some outdoor fun with the kids, than down at the Peninsula Recreation Precinct Playground.

Umina Playground is perfect for mother’s and play group activities – there is plenty of shelter, tables and chairs to bring your own picnic and take advantage of the BBQ facilities or simply visit the new Kiosk.

And there is yet another excuse to visit this fabulous location. You can now enjoy delicious snacks, professionally brewed espresso coffee, icy cold drinks, and friendly service from the Kiosk – the latest addition to the Peninsula Recreation Precinct.

The kiosk is open 7 days from 9am – 1:30pm or longer if it is busy! If you have any queries please phone 43258222 or check the Gosford City Council website for more information.

Coast Helicopters Expertly grown from a company with over 25 years of experience being a premier helicopter provider. Coast Helicopters is centrally located on the banks of Brisbane Water. Be it a scenic flight of our beautiful coast line, a lunch tour to a delicious restaurant, a wine tour to the delectable Hunter Valley, or a pub tour with a twist, we can cater for every desire. Why not spoil a loved one, or yourself? Erina Heliport, Pateman Road, Erina T: 02 4365 0371

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Wyong to Yarramalong The Central Coast’s Beautiful Hinterland Explore some of the most beautiful countryside in New South Wales – less than half an hour from the beach! Wyong, Wyong Creek and Yarramalong boast not only superb views, but an exciting range of activities, attractions and experiences for the whole family.

What to See & Do z Sample delicious and locally made cheese at Little Creek Cheese Factory. z Wander through the mazes and meet and pat the friendly animals on site at Amazement. z Visit the Award Winning Koorinya Park Gardens for a picnic or as the venue for that special event. Visitor Information Centre Telephone: 1300 132 975

Danielle Morrison Studio - Gallery This month in the Gallery we are pretty much back to normal after having a fantastic exhibition with David Voigt. A truly amazing artist!!!!! We will be stocked up again with all sorts of interesting goodies and of course plenty of fabulous art!!!! I will be utilizing the Gallery as a studio for most of Winter as well so my hours may vary. I will be exhibiting some of my sculptural pieces in the Yarramalong Art Show which runs on the first weekend of August at Yarramalong Hall. A beautiful place to visit for the day!!!! Hope to see you soon!!!!


Yarramalong Winter Art Show Saturday/Sunday, August 4/5 The first weekend in August is a great time to take a drive into the glorious hinterland of Yarramalong Valley and visit the Yarramalong Art Show, which this year features the works of no less than nine prominent artists and sculptors including Greg Hyde, Noeline Millar, John Wright, Belinda Lindhardt and Danielle Morrison. The Yarramalong district has long been an inspiration to artists with many choosing to live in the region. Represented at the show from among these will be works by two distinguished botanical artists, Tanya Hoolihan (illustration) and Marion Farley, sculptor Nardja Williams and glass artist Alison Mortiss, winner of the 2012 RAS Award of Excellence for best exhibit over all glass classes. Danielle Morrison Studio-Gallery 11 Alison Road Wyong 0400 345 291 Normal hours for Winter are Tues - Fri 11am - 3pm although they may vary. Please call if you are making a special trip as I am more than happy to open up, weekends also!!

Central Coast Carriages, Fernbank Farm Located at historic Yarramalong School of Arts Hall in the heart of the village, the show will also offer delicious Devonshire teas, gourmet lunches and a fascinating demonstration of botanical art and water colour technique by Marion Farley. The exhibition runs between 10am and 4pm and admission is $5, which includes a complimentary glass of wine and cheese. Proceeds benefit Yarramalong Hall.

Little Creek Cheese wins silver awards Little Creek Cheese was thrilled to have found out they won two silver awards for their gourmet handmade cheese after only being in operation for 14 months. Little Creek Cheese is set up in the grounds of the Old Milk Factory in Wyong by the Parsons family, who turned their passion and hobby into a full time job. The 2012 DIAA Australian Dairy Product Competition results were only announced at the awards dinner in Melbourne on the 17th May 2012. The first of the awarded cheese was their BBQ Cheese, which is made in the style of a Haloumi but made out of Cows milk. The other awarded cheese was their Garlic and Dill Salad Cheese which is made in the style of a fetta. Again this cheese is made with Cow milk and not the traditional goat and sheep milk. Marinated in Canola oil, which is an excellent carrier for flavour, this is a perfect addition to salads, pizzas etc. The Factory is open 7 days a week, 10 am till 4 pm and everyone is welcome to come and have a free tasting and judge the quality for themselves.

WOOD FIRE PIZZA…. A large range of fresh traditional Italian Pizzas available from 11AM TUES to SUN. OPEN FOR BREAKFAST & LUNCH 7 DAYS 7AM TO 3PM DINNER 6 DAYS 5PM TILL LATE (CLOSED Mon) ENJOY AL FRESCO DINING ALSO AVAILABLE…Coffee…Cold Drinks… Cakes & Desserts…Hamburgers…Pastas… Sandwiches…Fresh Gourmet Salads The Old Dairy - 141-155 Alison Rd, Wyong Phone 4351 0900

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A taste of France in the heart of Wyong

The Little Frog

Fresh menu. Eat in or takeaway. Delicious Danes coffee. Home made cakes.

Open 7days 6.30am to 6.30pm. 1625 Yarramalong Rd YARRAMALONG ph: 02 4356 1222

all you can eat OFFERS... Sunday French Buffett Breakfast 7am to 11am – $25 Sunday French Buffett lunch 12 onwards – $25 Tuesday to Saturday Lunch 2 courses – $15, 3 courses – $18 Tuesday to Thursday French Buffett Dinner 6pm to 7pm – $25

open 7 Days 66 Pacific Hwy Wyong (opp. Wyong Station) 4353 4444

The LITTLE FROG Upcoming events: • 13th & 14th of July - Bastille Day Celebrations (French Singer Renee, Can Can Dancers, Best French dress/ costume) $80 per person for three course dinner. • 27th July - French Night.


What's On Wyong to Yarramalong

Visitor Information Centre Telephone: 1300 132 975

The Central Coasts 16th Annual Charity

Doll, Bear & Craft Show • Doll & Bear Competition • Doll & Bear Clothes • Doll & Bear Supplies & Accessories • Australian Made Furniture & Prams • Doll & Bear Valuations • Free Demonstration on Bead Knitting, Crochet & making Porcelain Flowers & Bears

8th JULY 9.30am to 3pm Wyong Memorial Hall - Anzac Ave Wyong Admission Adults $6, Children $2 Plenty of parking. Disabled Access

Come along and support local Cancer Care services Info: Janette Jones on (02) 4393 1576 or 0439 387 267 or

Ladies Pamper Day Saturday 4th August 2012 6.30pm – 10.00pm Wyong Golf Club Pacific Highway, Wyong $15 per person includes nibblies Why not book a table of 10! Sponsor a Round for $100 Promote your business whilst raising funds for our Men’s Shed Project. For more information and bookings, please contact: Sharyn Burgess on 0414 341 010 or sharyn@



Health & beauty tips, raffles & lucky door prizes, fashion parade, plus lots more! Watanobbi Community Centre Harrington Close Watanobbi 2259 Saturday 22nd September 2012 2pm – 5pm Ladies $25, Teenage Girls $15. Includes Afternoon Tea & Goodie Bag on arrival RSVP: 10-9-12 Office: 43531750 Mob: 04143410100 ALL PROCEEDS TO WYONG NEIGHBOURHOOD CENTRE

Wyong Museum & Historical Society Snippets From History... 1886 The Victorian Government Gazette of May 28, contains interesting figures, published by the Government Statist (sic), in reference to the population of the different colonies up to the end of 1885. The population of Victoria is estimated at 961,869, or an increase of 90,593 over the previous year; New South Wales 930,573, an increase of 50,803; Queensland, 836,916, an increase of 17,003; South Australia 316,769, an increase of 6987. Grand total of all colonies, including New Zealand, 3,370,524, or an increase over the year 1884 of 107,483. 1894 The tremendous heat which prevailed last summer in the south of France induced an inventive genius in Bordeaux to provide his horses with straw hats, and the scheme proved so successful that very soon all the cab, ‘bus, and cart horses in the neighbourhood were rigged out with similar head-gear. The hat covers the eyes and forehead of the horse, whilst a couple of openings are left for the ears. At first the horses look very strange in their new rig-out, but one soon grows accustomed to the sight.

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Wyong’s very own Health & Beauty Sanctuary Visit our tranquil salon spa tucked away in the heart of Wyong to experience our holistic beauty treatments, body rituals and specialist services.

Our specialist masseuse Scott Buchann offers relax, remedial, sports, pregnancy & oncology massage (for cancer patients), Trigger Point Therapy, myofascial Release Therapy, Lymphatic Drainage and Bowen Therapy. Soon we will be offering many more services including Eyelash Extensions, Glycolic Peels, Botox & Fillers, Teeth Whitening and Alternative Health Therapies. To give everyone an irresistable reason to visit us, we a offering 50% off your first treatment. Don’t miss out as the offer expires July 31st (excludes specialist massage). Gift Vouchers are available for all treatments and may be purchased in salon. Visit for all services, prices & specials.

BOUTIQUE WEDDINGS, FARM STAYS, SPECIAL EVENTS Home of Central Coast Carriages By appointment only. Telephone 0414 541901 to enquire.

Beryl M Collins C.M.C. J.P Marriage Celebrant

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Besides offering top quality, value for money beauty treatments, we also offer a wide range of specialist treatments including IPL Permanent Hair Reduction & Skin Rejuvination and MicroDermabrasion.

gardens. Perfect for a wedding. Or just to wander through, have a picnic and dream.

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Whether you need an express treatment in your lunch hour or you want to spend a while being pampered, we offer a total sensory journey with a range of pure, natural & organic products. We guarantee you will feel completely revitalised when you walk out the door.

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Charlie’s Cottage A Heritage Cottage with modern conveniences Circa 1900. Rustic, as of yesterday with modern conveniences. Timber and tin are a style of dwelling, distinctly “from here” built in mid 1800-1930’s and are something to behold. “Red roofed dots” on the scene, each glued to the scene, to these sheer hillsides, ram shackled, weatherboard , tongue and grooved houses, perched proudly on a hillside. This red roofed tenuous collage of disparate elements of wood and tin, concrete and iron, the chaos of strange legged houses built high to catch the cooling breezes or to evade flash floods, or the once in a hundred years of floodwater of the snake like Wyong Creek. Single skinned timber houses, bedecked by a wide return veranda to shade from the boiling sun in summer. The climate dictated the propped on stick ventilated & openness, to attract new settlers, here to log for cedar. 25 Ravensdale Rd., Ravensdale -Yarramalong Valley nfo 4356 1254 or


Marine Rescue Annual Boat Raffle Winter is traditionally the ‘quiet’ time for recreational boating, so you would think it could be assumed that the volunteers from Marine Rescue Central Coast would also enjoy a break from their constant vigilance of the marine radio and their on-water rescue responsibilities. In fact, the winter period actually becomes busier because in addition to the ongoing radio and on-water duties the Central Coast volunteers use wintertime as their principal fundraising time. Commencing in June, the ‘boys (and girls) in blue’ will be seeking public support for their Annual Boat Raffle, their main fundraising activity that helps ensure that this life-saving volunteer organisation remains viable in the coming year. The prize this year is a 3.59m Stacer Proline hull designed for rivers, estuaries, creeks, dams and lakes, fitted with a 5HP Vortex outboard motor, lifejackets and other safety gear all on a registered genuine Stacer boat trailer. Tickets are only $2, and will be on sale from June. So when you see the Marine Rescue volunteers in your local shopping centre buy a ticket or two to help such a worthy group, it won’t break the bank and you may be the lucky winner.

It’s Crossroad’s Festival fifth birthday! The prestigious festival of classical music on the NSW Central Coast celebrates its fifth year in 2012! For the first time, we bring to Australia a prominent international artist, British violist Paul Silverthorne. Paul is a leading international figure in contemporary music, as Principal Viola of the London Symphony and London Sinfonietta. We are excited to join Paul with some of Australia’s leading classical musicians as well as the music community of the Central Coast. Opening the festival is a ravishing program of works for voice, viola and piano, culminating in the gorgeous classic written for this exotic trio combination, Brahms’ Two Songs Op. 91. Silverthorne will be joined by the acclaimed Australian pianist Phillip Shovk as well as rising star of Australian Opera, Victoria Lambourn. On the second Festival morning, I and my good friend Chris Pidcock are joined by New York-based Australian ex-pat violinist Asmira WoodwardPage for a magical all-Bach morning, which will be introduced by Silverthorne to tell the fascinating story behind the music (hint: it involves a Russian Count and a bad case of insomnia!). Back by popular demand is the astonishing young violin sensation Harry Ward, who amazed audiences last year with his depth of musicality and flawless technique.

Long Jetty District Senior Citizens’ Club Present

Show Stoppers

Songs from your favourite Broadway Musicals Saturday 30th June & Thursday 5th July 2012 Starting at 1pm. Location: 6 Thompson St, Long Jetty $5.00 Entry (includes afternoon tea) For bookings telephone 02 4332 5522


Harry joins familiar friends to present the concert that I am most excited about - a heart-stopping program of music filled with powerful imagery and exhilarating joy, including this year’s world premiere: a new piece to match Bach’s Brandenburg 6 written by rising star of Australian composers, Londonbased Daniel McCallum. We are also proud to provide listeners with a ‘PreFestival Recital’, a chance to warm up the senses with some piano passion offered by the entrant declared ‘Best Australian Pianist’ for 2012. This concert will also feature famous violin works by Beethoven and Massanet. I am sure you will discover new favourites at this year’s Crossroads, and I, along with this year’s lineup of artists, can’t wait to share the joys of music with you all. 18-26 August Bookings phone 0437 399896 Brochure at Glen Donnelly, Artistic Director

Tracey Moffatt: Narratives A Monash Gallery of Art Travelling Exhibition Gallery Two: Until 15 July Tracey Moffatt: Narratives features three important photographic series by the internationally-recognised Australian photographer Tracey Moffatt that each engage in story telling.

The Residency will take place from 18 June to 29 June 2012 and an exhibition of selected work will be shown at Gosford Regional Gallery from 21 July to 16 September 2012 The 2012 Gosford Artist Residency is part of an ongoing strategy to engage the local community with quality contemporary art and revitalise the CBD of Gosford. Four contemporary artists have been selected for the 2012 Gosford Artist Residency: Wendy Abel Campbell, Kath Fries, Kylie Rose McLean and Janet Meaney. They will be based in shop 153/154, The Imperial Centre, Gosford from 18 to 29 June 2012. Each artist will interpret and respond to the Gosford CBD its people, places, past, present and future, working from the shop and in the public domain.

Kylie Rose McLean, Detail of ‘Work pants, shirts, socks’ shirts panel, 2010, pre-loved and new textiles.



Don Burrows Live at the Supper Club (Oil on Canvas) Collection: National Portrait Gallery Canberra

3/15 Koala Crescent We s t G o s f o r d phone 0419 637 138 O P E N M O S T D AY S

'Summer Rains'

Gosford Regional Gallery 36 Webb Street, East Gosford T: 02 4325 0056 F: 02 4325 0062 Open daily, 10am - 4pm. FREE ADMISSION

2012 Gosford Artist Residency



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Toukley & Districts Art Society

Tracey Moffatt Invocations 5 2000 photo-silkscreen 61 x 76 cm Monash Gallery of Art, City of Monash Collection donated by Daniel Isakow through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program 2008 courtesy of the artist and Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery

Reconciliation Gallery One: Until 15 July This annual event provides an opportunity for the local Aboriginal community to showcase work and continues to work towards reconciliation within the community.

The TOUKLEY and DISTRICTS ART SOCIETY, in its home at the Federation Gallery and Information Centre, Wallarah Park, Wallarah Rd, Gorokan, just before the Toukley Bridge, is the showcase for the Wyong Shire art scene. The Society’s 115 members are all residents of the Central Coast. On display at the gallery are paintings in oil, acrylics, watercolour and pastel, along with hand-painted porcelain, hand-painted silk, craftwork, jewellery and original cards which are all for sale.

A workshop by Donna Gilbertson will be held on Monday July 3 from 9:30am to 3:30pm. Peter Tassell runs a painting class every Wednesday morning, 9am to 12pm, for the price of $5. All are welcome. Open Tuesday to Friday 10am to 4pm, Saturday and Sunday 10am to 1pm. The entry is free, a donation is welcome. For more details phone 4392 4666

Nicole de Mestre: Long Jetty Dreaming Foyer Gallery: Until 10 July Nicole is a Central Coast artist whose assemblages reflect a curious attachment to times past, things lost, and an increasing frustration with the prolific waste of modern society.


AustrAliA’s lArgest Horse riding & outdoor Adventure Centre

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Horse riding Lead pony rides Quad biking Abseiling Kayaking Fishing park Camping Just 15 mins from Gosford Cooks Road, Glenworth Valley Open 7 days. Bookings essential

4375 1222

Historical Museum houses, 19th & 20th century memorabilia, Slab Shed, Machinery Shed,Washhouse, two seater Dunny, BBQ picnic area, Local history booklets. Open 10am to 3pm Wed/Sat/Sun and all public holidays except Xmas Eve/Xmas Day/Good Friday. Entry fee only $4 per adult, concession & children $3. Owned and maintained by the all volunteer BWHS Inc. 25-27 Henry Kendall St West Gosford. Ph: 4325 2270 fax: 4322 2589


Summerland Point

Fresh local

fish & lobsters Andersons Boat Shed Booker Bay............................

straight from the ocean plus

oysters & prawns

Kincumber Davistown Copacabana

Seacoast Fishing Open Thursdays & Fridays 12.30 - 6pm Saturday 9am to 6pm Sunday if available all week school holidays

Cnr Scenic Rd & Patanga St Kincumber Tel: 4368 6160


Soldiers Beach Š Julie Watson

Greater Toukley The Greater Toukley area extends from the Toukley Bridge to the Norah Head Lighthouse and incorporates Toukley, Canton Beach, West Toukley, East Toukley, Noraville and Norah Head. The Greater Toukley area is a very special place, an unspoiled coastal area located 1 hour drive north of Sydney on the beautiful Central Coast. The Toukley peninsula is situated between the lakes, by the sea and near the trees. Surrounded by water on three sides with Tuggerah Lake to the South, Budgewoi Lake to the North and the ocean to the East. The area is a waterfront haven for fishermen, boating enthusiasts, windsurfers, jet skiers, divers, surfers and beach lovers. The North Wyrrabalong National Park is located within 5 kms of the Toukley CBD and boasts a network of walking trails through the last significant coastal rainforest on the Central Coast. The Greater Toukley area is an expanding residential and holiday resort area where you will enjoy a relaxed, friendly atmosphere perfect to escape the hustle and bustle of the city.

What to See & Do Tour Norah Head Lighthouse. For bookings Ph 1300 132 975 z


Watch a Whale at Soldiers Beach

Enjoy some retail therapy in Toukley, East Toukley and Norah Head. See z

Play a round of golf at Toukley Golf Club. Ph 4396 5811 z

Visit the Federation Art Gallery at Toukley Bridge. Ph 4392 4666 z


What’s on in Greater Toukley this Month... Sunday 1st July Whaledreamers Festival Held on the grounds of the Norah Head Lighthouse, the Whaledreamers Festival was created by a passionate group of locals and brings the community together to raise awareness of the plight of whales. Bring the family along from 10am to 2pm for all the free entertainment and activities. Info: Nikki on 0415 207 887

Saturday 7th July Food, Fun & Music Festival A great family event with loads of school holiday fun including great food, wine tasting, live entertainment, market stalls, circus workshop, farmyard animals, amusements and much more. Join us in the Village Green, Canton Beach Rd, Toukley from 11am on. Visit or call 4397 1711 for full event info. Every Sunday Toukley Sunday Markets Held in the Coles car park off Yaralla Rd, Toukley from 7am to 1pm. There are over 70 market stalls from craft, plants collectables and bric a brac. For information call 0416 280 589

Romantic Norah Head Lighthouse Spend a romantic weekend, midweek escape or family holiday in the beautifully restored Lighthouse Keepers Quarters dating back to 1903. The Lighthouse Tower and Cottages are heritage listed and restorations have kept their original feel. Accommodation is available in the Lighthouse Keepers Quarters, where you can experience the life of a Lighthouse Keeper. Planning your special day? The grounds around Norah Head Lighthouse can be hired for private ceremonies. Learn about the rich history of the Lighthouse - guided tours are conducted every weekend, and daily during school holidays. In the area surrounding the Norah Head Lighthouse there is a viewing platform for whale watching during the whale migration seasons northwards in the Autumn and southwards in the Spring. or call 1300 132 975 to find out more and to book in your Norah Head Lighthouse experience.

Norah Head Bowling and Sports Club Here is a taste of things to come this month at The Sporties... Tuesdays... Pasta Night – selection of great pasta meals from $10.00. Wednesdays... Steak Night – selection of six favourite meals including steaks, fish & chicken from only $10.00. Meat, Fruit & Veg Raffles from 6pm. Thursdays... Roast Night – selection of roast meals from $10.00. Sporties Pool Comp – free entry / great prizes to be won! Fridays... Monster Meat Raffle from 6pm. NRL action in our Super Screen. Members Badge Draw from 5.30pm. Saturdays... Entertainment 7 July - Superjam perform live in our main lounge from 8pm.

HAPPY HOUR 2PM – 5PM Sundays... Variety Raffle from 6pm.


Whale Dreamer Festival Sunday 1 July Free shuttle bus from the Club to the Norah Head Lighthouse. Breakfast available on the day (from 10am) and lunch specials on the day. Enjoy the free live entertainment in our family friendly Beer Garden.

Food, Fun & Music Festival in Toukley The Annual Food, Fun & Music Festival is on again and will be held in the Village Green, Toukley on Saturday 7th July, 2012 from 11am. The Village Green located in Canton Beach Rd, Toukley will come alive with a great range of market stalls including wine tasting, great food, craft and much more. The Village Green stage will play host to a full program of live entertainment throughout the day including the Rollercoaster Band, the Desert Flame Belly Dancers, Puppet Shows and local performers. A highlight of the day is the annual Pasta Eating Competition proudly sponsored by Simply Sicilian Italian Restaurant and the Sausage Eating Competition for the kids sponsored by Meat at George’s. For the first time this year the program for the festival will include the ‘Chef’s

Showcase’ featuring talented local chef Stuart Downes from Shorethyme Restaurant at Norah Head. Stuart will be preparing one of his signature dishes step by step live on stage. Bring the family along for a day of fun activities, including a farmyard nursery, reptiles, Chef’s on Stilts, roving puppets, the circus workshop where you can try out some popular circus tricks, amusements, show bags, face painting and much more. The day will finish with an amazing Fire Show featuring Fire Breathing and Fire Twirling. The Food, Fun & Music Festival is proudly brought to you by Greater Toukley Vision and sponsored by Delta Electricity, Star 104.5FM, Central Coast Express Advocate and Wyong Shire Council. For information call GTV on 4397 1711 or visit

Pello’s Bistro Open for lunch and dinner 7 days serving modern Australian Cuisine with daily specials to suit every budget.

• Beer Garden • Bowling/Tennis • Pello's Bistro • Function Facilities • Entertainment

Bowling/Tennis Roll-Up for a social game of bowls for $5.00 or have a hit of tennis on one of our two tennis courts from $6.00 (equipment available)

Victoria Street, Norah Head NSW P: 02 4396 6477 F: 02 4397 1505 E:


The Entrance © Glen Scarborough

The Entrance

The Playground of Two Cities A place to relax, recharge and explore, The Entrance is an entertainment venue for the Central Coast region and a holiday destination for those living further afield. Located in Wyong Shire, and within easy distance from Gosford City local government area, The Entrance is pretty seaside town. It is home to welcoming residents, unique flora and fauna and spectacular scenery. A range of holiday accommodation is available to suit every visitor’s budget and lifestyle, from resort hotels, motels and bed and breakfast homestays, to caravan parks and camping sites. If you’re in need of relaxation grab a book to read on the beach, meet a friend for coffee, feed the resident pelicans at 3.30pm daily or let the children splash to their heart’s content in Vera’s Water Garden. Drop a fishing line along the waterfront or hire a boat for a deeper sea fishing or scuba diving experience. Afterwards, unwind with


our free live entertainment and sip a cocktail and sun goes down. The Entrance’s coastal location offers a showcase for the region’s fresh food, with a fine selection of eateries available. Choose from the alfresco and indoor dining options throughout the town and take in The Entrance’s outstanding view while you eat. Choose from breakfast in the sun at one of the many cafes, a picnic by the lake, enjoy a takeaway snack as you watch the waves roll in at the beach, a refreshing drink in the pub beer garden or an intimate candlelit a la carte dinner at one of the town’s fine restaurants. Avid shoppers will enjoy browsing for hours through The Entrance’s boutique shops, searching for personal mementoes to mark your stay in our town. Take advantage of the many delights at the farmers market which fills Memorial Park on the first and third Saturday of each month which attracts

Old, Modern and Out of Print Books

Bought and Sold • Over 60,000 old, modern and out of print books in 100 categories • Hard Covers and Paperbacks • Books for the collector, reader, student & all the family.

Open 7 Days 9am to 5:00pm 130A The Entrance Road The Entrance 2261 Ph: 4332 2743


thousands of shoppers. All the facilities and services you need to make your stay comfortable and memorable at The Entrance are available at your disposal. So visit The Entrance for the day, a week, or longer, and allow yourself to relax, recharge and explore! Phone: 1800 335 377 for more information or visit

...will take you there!

Toowoon Bay Gallery Established 1977

31 years of pleasure bringing you the works of Australian artists, potters and glassmakers.

Toowoon Bay Gallery for unique, affordable gifts. Open Wed to Sun 10am - 4.30pm

(7 days in school/public holidays)

179 Bay Road, Toowoon Bay 2261

Ph/Fax: 4332 6023

(heading north on The Entrance Rd, turn right into Pacific St at the Long Jetty Hotel. At the end of Pacific St turn left © Kayle Barton the gallery is only 50m up the road)

The Carousel Two Birds Gallery Cafe A year ago Two Birds popped up in Toowoon Bay. Running hot with lovely customers that have kept us very busy since the day we opened. Now its winter time again, you can enjoy a delicious, locally roasted 'glee coffee' in the warmth of our EcoSmart Fireplaces. Two Birds are proud to retail these amazing fires. Running on denatured ethanol (metho) they need no electrical or gas fittings. They are flue-less so all the heat stays in the rooms. Free standing, portable and clean burning are just some of the features. Pop on over to Two Birds to see and feel for yourself.

While you are here give our new winter menu ago, try our 'soup of the day' or maybe one of our unique 'birdie' dishes. Scones are back and are as popular as ever! We also stock an amazing variety of T2, loose leaf tea. The gallery section is flourishing with new artworks by award winning local artist Janet Cobb, as well as other works from great local artists. You can always find something special and something unique here at Two Birds, with complimentary gift wrapping our pleasure! Open 6 days a week (closed Tuesdays) for breakfast, lunch, coffee or just a browse. Parking is easy at the quaint beachside village of Toowoon Bay. Find us on Facebook! We look forward to seeing you soon. 104 PACIFIC STREET – TOOWOON BAY 4333 6742

This historic icon has charmed and delighted young and old at The Entrance since 1930. It has seen a number of owners since its arrival in Australia from France in the early 1900s and is now part of the National Trust classified Haas Family carnival, a family that has 400 years of carnival ancestry. The carousel, which was built in the late 1800s in Germany, was originally ‘powered’ by a pony but was converted to steam at the turn of the century. It remained steam driven until the 1950s when an old chev. engine was installed, and was converted to electricity in the 1970s. Its reed pipe organ, operated by bellows, remained in commission until 1950. Music is now supplied by tape, although the organ front has been restored. The carousel has pride of place on The Entrance waterfront where it is visited by not only today’s children, but by the parents, grandparents and great-grandparents of those children.

The Haas Family Carnival

Have fun with us and ride the historic carousel icon of The Entrance 

What's On at The Entrance Wednesday 4th – The Ritz Dance Company, Memorial Park, From 11am School Holiday entertainment Thursday 5th – Angela’s North Coast Hip Hop Memorial Parl, From 11am School Holiday entertainment Friday 6th – Action On Cue Memorial Park, 2 shows Children’s Pantomime, 11am & 1pm Saturday 7th – Farmers Market Memorial Park, 8am-1pm, Fresh Produce Karen O’Shea, Sails Stage, 11am-3pm Popular covers Sunday 8th – Dexter Moore Sails Stage 11am-3pm, Hits and Classics Friday 13th – PCYC youth day Memorial Park, from 11am Family games & young performers Saturday 14th – Michael Peter & The Magic Fleas, Sails Stage, 11am-3pm Originals & covers trio Sunday 15th – Horsebox Sails Stage, 11am-3pm, Popular Trio Saturday 21st – Farmers Market Memorial Park, 8am-1pm Fresh Produce About Face Duo, Sails Stage, 11am-3pm, Classic Hits Sunday 22nd – Skyepoint Sails Stage, 11am-3pm New to the Sails Stage Saturday 28th – Chris James Sails Stage, 11am-3pm, Popular Classics Sunday 29th – Roms Duo, Sails Stage 11am-3pm, Family Duo

Near the Sails Stage The Waterfront, The Entrance  Children’s birthday parties a specialty.

Ph: 0414 581 001


Ettalong Beach © Val Bridge

Ettalong Beach With its popular and safe beach Ettalong is a family favourite waterfront town overlooking Broken Bay and Lion Island and is 85 km north of Sydney with a population of approximately 4,100. Some of the attractions Ettalong offers include - Dining and Eating Out, Entertainment, Food and Wine, Landmarks and Buildings, Natural Attractions, Shopping, Wineries, Vineyards and Breweries Ettalong beach is situated in the Peninsula Area of the Central Coast with picnic, BBQ and Toilet Facilities available. It is within walking distance to Ettalong Village. The area hosts its own shopping centre with many accommodation outlets including caravan park, small supermarket, Post Office, newsagency, chemist, various restaurants & cafes, fresh bread and cake shops, butchers, fresh fruit and vegetable, local church, primary school, antiques and curios and much, much, more. Major Facilities in Ettalong Beach include a wharf with ferries travelling to Palm Beach and back, plus local trips. There is a twin cinema - including an outdoor cinema located at Ettalong Beach Tourist Resort.


Ettalong has a village market full of that old world charm and operating weekends and Monday as well as public holidays Ettalong Beach Tourist Resort is a Mediterranean inspired motel and apartment accommodation with its own Roman Baths, Spas, and mini tourist desk. Ettalong Beach Hotel includes TAB, Entertainment Lounge, The Mantra Ettalong Beach Resort offers a unique experience on the Central Coast and provides an exciting array of leisure and entertainment facilities. The local area has many attractions available – coach tours, bushwalking, kayaking, fishing, boat hire, bicycle hire, scenic flights etc. Seaside Village Markets, the largest undercover markets on the Central Coast, is open every weekend. Finally why not explore Brisbane Water National Park, one of the oldest in NSW, where you'll find Aboriginal engravings, wildflowers and great bush walks. A great place to visit and one which you will not regret spending some time.

What to See & Do Ettalong to Palm Beach Ferries travelling regularly every day z

Catch latest release movies at Cinema Paradiso's 6 screen complex at Ettalong Beach Tourist Resort z

Visit Ettalong Seaside Village Market open weekends & Monday public hols z

Stay at the boutique Motel Paradiso in the Mediterranean inspired Ettalong Beach Tourist Resort or organise a Function in any of their 12 unique, stunning private rooms, courtyards or terraces or phone for a tour! z

Visitor Information Centre Mantra Ettalong Beach Resort 53-54 The Esplanade Ettalong Beach, NSW 2257 Telephone: 02 - 4344 8888 Fax: 02 - 4344 8800



The boats can carry up to 12 people, have electric start motors with steering wheel, along with toilet facilities, BBQ and stereo system.

Ettalong Market

The largest undercover market on the Central Coast!

OPEN EVERY SATURDAY, SUNDAY & MONDAY PUBLIC HOLIDAY Spend the day discovering clothes, shoes, baby & children’s wear, jewellery, kitchenware, hardware, arts & crafts, antiques, rugs, luggage, plaster fun, fruit & veg, massage and much more with freshly baked breads, cakes and all manner of delectable delights made here on the day!

Jolly Christmas Boutique We stock the biggest collection of Jesters, Santa’s and handmade tree decorations. Shop 35 to 36 Sheryl 0417257417 or Kay 0438307482

Coreana Fashions Smart Ladies Fashions to suit all ages & sizes. Shops 24 to 25

Spirit Connections

Astrological Charts, Tarot & Psychic Readings, Tibetan Singing Bowls, Essential Oils ,CD’s, Books and much more. We also do workshops. Shop 71. Sandy 0428 712 251 Greg 0407 139 353

Palacinki Café

Homemade Cakes & Scones, Danes Gourmet Coffee. Plus Gluten Free options.


Mosaics & Creations Sandy 0412 972 682 189 Ocean View Rd, Ettalong Beach, 2257 Phone 1800 724 078

Bavarian Bakehaus

Follow the aroma of freshly baked bread down a cobble stone driveway leading into the Ettalong Market, and you’ll find the Bavarian Bakehaus. Owners Kath and Holger Blaschek are working hard to introduce their German sourdough breads to the public. The freshly baked goods fill their new, slick bakery, which is quickly transforming into a rustic café as word of their mouth-watering products, spreads. The excellent Di Stefano coffee, with its rich, silky, yet earthy roast, is served in quality, black ceramic cups and mugs so you can warm your hands on a cold winter’s day. Or if you are “on-the-run” take away cups and a crusty bread roll are the go. Sample the range of loaves and rolls which include Schwarzbrot, rye, chia, gluten-free plus get a real Bavarian pretzel! Those with a sweet tooth can go straight to the freshly baked, flaky Danish pastries filled with apple, cherry and apricot or try the croissants with their rich buttery taste. The Bavarian-themed Bakery/Café is both a home away from home for those from Europe and popular by locals. Last’s years Oktoberfest was successful and plans to expand the event to give you more of a taste of German culture are underway. Drop in for the details – remember follow your nose! Wholesale or Retail. For orders: Holger 0414 407 739.


Monthly Markets Guide Markets

Avoca Beachside Market 4th Sunday of the month. 9am – 2pm. Heazlett Park, Avoca Beach. or 0416 097 707. Budgewoi Markets 1st Saturday of each month Opposite new coles shopping centre at Budgewoi. Enquiries 43909131. Central Coast Craft Sale Art Studios at Gosford Regional Gallery, 36 Webb St. East Gosford. 2nd Saturday of the month (excluding January) 9.30am until 4pm. We support The Children's Medical Research Institute. Enquiries: 43233698. Davistown RSL Charity Markets 19 Murna Road, Davistown Large all-weather undercover market held the 3rd Sunday of each month from 9am-2pm. Enquiries: Sue at Fairhaven 0407757866. Ettalong Markets Under cover. Open every weekend. Baby and Kids market first Sunday of every month. 189 Ocean View Rd, Ettalong Beach. You can get here by ferry, train and bus .Ph: 43 425 451. Gosford City Markets 2nd Saturday of the month. 8am -1pm, Kibble Park Gosford. Ph 4322 7726 or Kincumber Markets Kincumber Uniting Church Car Boot Sale. Cnr Killuna Rd & Avoca Drive. Held on the first Saturday of the month from 7am to 12 mid day. Contact 43681351 or 43695939. Op Shop Open Wed to Fri 10am to 2pm, Saturday 10 to 12 mid day. Mangrove Mountain Country Markets Community Hall, Cnr Wiseman Ferry Rd & Waratah Rd, Mangrove Mountain Last Sunday each month 9am - 2pm. Enquiries 02 4377 1162. Morisset Mega Markets Off the F3 Freeway, Morisset exit. Open Saturday, Sunday and Public Holiday Mondays. 8.30am to 4.30pm. 3 acres undercover - 100’s of market stalls. Morisset Showground Markets Morriset Showground Ourimbah St 1st Sat/month Ph: 02 4973 2670 8am onwards.


Niagara Park Market Day Niagara Park Shopping Centre 2nd Saturday of month 9am - 2.30pm. Ourimbah Lisarow RSL Markets Pacific Highway, Ourimbah An all-weather undercover market held the 4th Saturday of each month from 10am-2pm. Enquiries: Sue at Fairhaven 0407757866. Point Clare Markets 209 Brisbane Water Drive, Point Clare Large Outdoor market. Enquiries: Sue at Fairhaven 0407757866. Swansea Markets Quinn Park, Swansea (next to pool) 4th Saturday of month. Wide variety of stalls, 7.30am-12.30pm. Stallholders Phone Val McCarter on 4972 1705. Swansea Main St Markets Pacific Hwy, Swansea, 4th Saturday of month 8.30am - 1pm. Ph: 4945 3292 or 0409 726155. Terrigal Market Day Anglican Church Holy Trinity Market day. Third Saturday of month 9am to1pm. 92 Serpentine Road Terrigal. You will also find our OP Shop open Tues – Fri 9am to 4pm. Contact 43 651115 or 43 651280. Terrigal Lions Club Car Boot Sale Terrigal Lagoon Reserve Cnr Willoughby Rd & Terrigal Dr. 1st Sunday of month. Ph: 0406 500 925 9am -1pm. The Entrance Art & Craft Market Marine Pde, The Entrance, Sundays 9am – 4pm Ph: 4332 3425. The Entrance Lions Club Markets The Entrance Cinema Car Park, Bayview Ave, Sundays 8:30am - 12:30pm. Toukley Sunday Market Coles car park - Yarralla Rd, 7am - 1pm. Variety of stalls. Run every Sunday (weather permitting) Enquiries 0416280589. Wyee Community Markets 2nd Sat each month. Wyee Hall Grounds, Cnr Wyee Rd & Hue Rd, Wyee. Stall Holders welcome. Ph: Janet 02 4357 1852.


Charity Markets To book a stall or for more details please phone Sue at Fairhaven on 4323 3566 or 0407 757 866 or email

OURIMBAH RSL MARKET Pacific Hwy, Ourimbah. Undercover market held ins ide the Club and flowing onto the verandah. Jul 28, Aug 25, Sept 22, Oct 27, Nov 24, Dec 15 (Sat 10am-2pm) ARKET



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DAVISTOWN RSL MARKET (Sun 9am-2pm) 19 Murna Rd, Davistown. Undercover market held in the Club’s Auditorium and flowing onto the verandah. Jul 15, Aug 19, Sept 16, Oct–no market, Nov 18, Dec 16 

Avoca Beachside Markets Avoca Beachside Markets is on every 4th Sunday at Heazlett Park Foreshore. The beautiful waterfront location has had comments such as “beautiful vibe, Byron Bay feel, loads of colour, great areas to relax and top quality food and art “. Featuring live music all day from Lizotte’s, international food area, 80+ handmade local arts and crafts stalls including jewellery, clothing, condiments, homewares and much more. This month we launch our brand new fresh produce area with local products such as yummy cheeses, fresh apples pies, juices, ripe fresh fruit and vegetables, spices, breads, meats and more. The “ Enchanted Craft Circle “continues to grow every month for little souls to hang out while mum and dad shop. Come and see what people have been buzzing about every 4th Sunday each month at Heazlett Park Foreshore, 9am-2pm.

Next Market: Sunday 22nd July

The Olive Tree Market

July 7th

The next Market will be held on Saturday 7th of July in the beautiful grounds of The Junction Public School. Started in 2008 The Olive Tree Market has developed a strong reputation as the dedicated Handmade Market for Newcastle and The Hunter and is home to over 100 contemporary artists and designers. July's Stallholders will include fashion from Wanderlust Clothing, leather accessories from Frejj, homewares from Now That's Gorgeous and Sketch & Jones, contemporary designed furniture by Slot Design and jewelry by Oscar & Matilda. Plus a new gourmet artisan food & produce area and music by lizottes. Drop by for lunch and enjoy delicious food from around the world while listening to talented local musicians. From 9am to 3pm. W:


iTheatre Laycock Street, North Gosford T: 02 4323 3233 Gosford Musical Society Juniors presents

Cinderella the Pantomime by David Buchanan Let us take you away to a magical world! Prince Charming needs to find a bride, but on the way he encounters a cowardly Baron, a dragon-like Baroness, a magically challenged Fairy Foozle, a love-struck servant, a gorilla and three of the ugliest sisters you will ever meet! Full of adventure and fun: Will Prince Charming find his Cinderella? Will the Baron Hardup man-up? Will Buttons the servant find love? And will those ugly stepsisters ever find THEIR prince? Come along and see the ultimate fairy tale with the craziest twists and turns and see for yourself if Cinderella the Pantomime will have a happy ending! All tickets $20 3-7 July 10.30am, 5-7 July 7.30pm

Central Coast Gang Show Central Coast Scouts and Guides are excited to perform their new 2012 show. This family variety performance will showcase the Coast’s local community talent in entertaining sketches. You will visit far-away places, channel your inner child, and having a laugh along the way. Bring your children, parents, friends and grandparents to join the fun of Central Coast Gang Show. Adults $20, Conc. $18, Child $14 11 July 7.30pm, 12 July 7.30pm, 13 July 7.30pm and 14 July 1pm and 7pm Woy Woy Little Theatre Presents

Arsenic and Old Lace The play, a clever combination of the farcical and the macabre, centres on two elderly sisters, famous for their acts of charity. Unfortunately, their charity includes poisoning lonely old men looking for lodging in their home. The two women are assisted in their crimes by their mentally challenged nephew who believes he is Teddy Roosevelt. Adult $25, Conc. $22. The Peninsula Theatre, Woy Woy. 20 July until 5 August


CCEntertainment presents

After The Beatles 1970-1980 In 1970 the most influential band of all time broke up. All four band members then found individual success and continued to gift the world of their extraordinary musical talents. ‘After the Beatles 1970 - 1980’ pays special attention to all those wonderful songs that came from Lennon, McCartney, Harrison and Starr after the Beatles. The treasure trove will include Another Day, Live And Let Die, Maybe I'm Amazed, My Sweet Lord, What Is life?, Got My Mind Set On You, Instant Karma, Power To The People, Just Like Starting Over, It Don't Come Easy and many more. Adult $49.90, Conc. $44.90 21 July 8pm Gosford Musical Society presents

Jekyll and Hyde Directed by Rob Hickey Robert Louis Stevenson’s famous gothic novella, set in a smoky London of the 1880s, has captivated the imagination of readers for decades. The story of a respectable Victorian doctor, whose experimentation with the human psyche and the horror of its consequences, is both unforgettable and chilling. Adult $35, Conc. $32, Child $32, Groups 20+ $30 27 July 8pm

Chugg Entertainment, Back Row Productions and Dein Perry Productions present

TAP DOGS Australia’s very own TAP DOGS first appeared at the Sydney Festival in 1995. The tapping feet of this internationally acclaimed dance sensation has now reverberated around the world in 330 cities; 37 countries, and been seen by more than 11 million people. Now they are coming home – stronger, faster, louder and more outrageous than ever to tour Australia from July to August 2012. Created by Olivier Award winning choreographer Dein Perry, this global dance phenomenon combines the strength and power of workmen with the precision and talent of tap dancing and is part theatre, part dance, part rock concert and positively electrifying. Newcastle 10 to 15 July.

28 July 2pm and 8pm, 2 August 8pm, 3 August 8pm, 4 August 2pm and 8pm, 9 August 8pm, 10 August 8pm, 11 August 2pm and 8pm or 132 849


A CHORUS LINE tells the tale of 17 dancers desperately auditioning for eight stage roles in a musical. In an empty theatre, on a bare stage, this audition is the chance of a lifetime. It’s what they’ve worked for – with every drop of sweat, every hour of practice, every minute of every day of their lives. Their personal human stories are told through captivating song, riveting drama and stunning choreography.

21 Performances Only – From 20 July SEVENTEEN DANCERS. EIGHT SPOTS. ONE DREAM. The all-new Australian production of one the most successful American Broadway musicals of all time, A CHORUS LINE will play at Sydney’s Capitol Theatre for 21 performances only from 20 July, 2012. Having played to full houses in Adelaide and Melbourne, and a recent tour in Singapore this iconic smash hit musical is directed and re-staged by Baayork Lee, one of the original cast members and inspirations from the Tony Award® winning 1975 production. The sensational cast of 30 is headed by Josh Horner (Billy Elliot on Broadway, Tivoli, Dirty Dancing, Dancing With the Stars) who plays formidable Broadway director, Zach.

Capitol Theatre, Sydney From 20 July for 21 performances only From $69.90 to $129.90 Tuesday 7pm; Wednesday 1pm & 8pm; Thursday & Friday 8pm; Saturday 2pm & 8pm; Sunday 3pm (7pm Sunday 22 July only) Bookings: Ticketmaster 1300 723 038

The Little Frog (with the big heart) 66 Pacific Highway, Wyong.

When my friends said they were taking me to a Restaurant that had big fat German sausages such as I have been mouth-watering for and this was served with sauerkraut and Bratkartoffeln, I didn’t get too excited as I have been disappointed so many times before. You can’t imagine my surprise when this was the genuine thing, real German sausages. If you are a lover of German food I can recommend that you will be satisfied when you visit the Austrian Schnitzelhaus because they specialise in the real meal. Next time I had to have the roasted Pork Knuckle, be very hungry when you order this as it is HUGE and very, very good. There is nothing better on a cold winters night than a hot Gluehwein or 2. So please turn to page 2 and see the latest Winter special to tempt your taste buds and priced at a very affordable $29.90 now you pay more than that for most mains and still leave hungry. Not here bring your appetite with you and join us for some ooompapa. The Hive, Erina Fair 02 4367 4874

Tasting on the Coast

Austrian Schnitzelhaus

I love to find new dining experiences that are so special I have to tell everyone. The Little Frog in Wyong is one of those. The restaurant is opposite the railway station for those of us (retirees) lucky enough to enjoy railway adventures. Lunch Special - it sure is. We could choose from the main menu, dearest main course $19.00 or the lunchtime special - who could resist - 2 courses for $15 or 3 courses for $18. Our friends had mains - Emma had the vegetarian platter, Klara the Steak Dianne with creamy mushroom sauce which she declared she could have chewed without teeth it was so tender. My husband and I had the 3 course special. My tomato and fennel soup was delicious, followed by Steak with pomme frites and green salad and gelato (3 flavours), my husband had French Onion Soup, Chicken with red wine jus, pomme frites, green salad and Crepes Suzette for sweets. All our meals were delicious. The specials were small, succulent and with 3 courses made a large meal. For small appetites 2 course special would be plenty and we are already planning our next visit. Maybe for the new Sunday buffet breakfast in June? I'm not sure I can wait that long. Dinner at night - A la carte menu. This is a truly special restaurant, the chef is planning all sorts of special events (see p.11 Imag) . There is a midweek dinner special coming up as well. Check and don't miss out. Carolyn Sinclair – Chef/Owner (retired) Old Courthouse Restaurant, Minmi.

Seacoast Fishing What's happening this month... Our commercial fishing business has been operating from Kincumber for the past 8 years and we have the freshest fish in town. Straight from the boat to our shop, which is located 400mtrs from the scenic road roundabout towards Macmasters Beach. Our catch consists of Snapper, Ocean Jackets, Bream trevally, mullet (which is the catch of the month!) and Lobsters. We also have local Oysters, school prawns and a variety of frozen products. As our weather cools and the westly winds start, mullet season begins for us April and May, this happens each year when the mullet schools up in big patches coming out of our estuaries and they travel to the sea, this is where our licensed boys use the hauling nets to catch some, most of the mullet schools head straight out to sea, but some travel along the coastline for a while, these are the fish the boys try to catch. Mullet has the best omega 3 oil content, which is so good for us, flavour is strong, but a great fish to eat (our favourite). Fresh is Best! Open Thursday & Friday 12.30 to 6pm and Saturday 9 to 6pm. Please call for updated catch info 43686160 Patanga Street, Kincumber


Coffee on the Coast

Lazumba Coffee, a selection of Teas, light meals and home made treats. SHOP 4 Railway Square, Wyong Ph 4355 1510 Open 7 days Mon to Sat 6.30am to 5pm Sun 6.30am to 2.30pm

A friendly, relaxed and comfortable place to enjoy a delicious meal or quality coffee with family and friends. Open 7 days for breakfast and lunch Dinner on Friday and Saturday nights

Licks Ice Cream


Ice Cream Sorbet Yoghurt

Morgan's Coffee

Funky Fudge 105 The Entrance Rd The Entrance

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LICKS is a family owned and operated business. We have been making our own ice cream, sorbet and yoghurt since 1984. We source our ingredients from local suppliers and make our ice cream on-site following a traditional formula. Available from our shop at The Entrance or from our butterscotch coloured, mobile coffee and ice cream cart found at many local markets. LICKS can cater for customers with special dietary requirements. Our fruit based sorbets are not made with dairy, all our ice cream and yoghurts are egg free and most of our flavours are gluten free. If ice cream is not your thing but you still crave a rich creamy treat – we make our own fudge too! LICKS proudly drink, serve and recommend Morgan’s Handcrafted Coffee. Roasted at the base of the Blue Mountains and sourced using Fair Trade Principles. We grind Morgan’s Handcrafted Coffee on-site once you have ordered. We choose to use their M-Organic and Swiss Water Decaffeinated coffee blends and their organic drinking chocolate.

Yarramalong Macadamia Nut Farm - Firefly Bistro Something Special. Something Unique.

‘A feast for the eyes and the taste buds!” Serving Glee Coffee, T2 Tea & Blackbird Hot Chocolate. Fine art and vintage collections.

Open for breakfast, lunch, coffee and cake or just a browse. Mon - Fri 9am to 4pm. Closed Tuesdays. Sat & Sun 8am to 4pm.

Coffee on the Coast

Look no further for the best coffee on the coast and enjoy in the most tranquil of settings! The coffee at the Firefly Bistro is a smooth, boutique blend of 7 beans from 3 different continents to create a sweet, mocha-chocolaty coffee second to none. Latte, espresso, cappuccino, with soy, skim, or any which way you like it! If you prefer a decaffeinated blend we serve an organic coffee from the same boutique blender. And staying with the organic we serve camomile, green teas, or peppermint tea. Enjoy with a homemade macadamia brownie, or are famous macadamia scones with strawberry jam and fresh whipped cream.


Firefly Bistro

Open Wed to Sun 11am to 3pm Superb Coffee & Teas Homemade treats Light Lunches

4356 1836 34 Macadamia Lane Wyong Creek

LooLoo’s Coffee Warehouse LooLoo’s Coffee Warehouse has been serving delicious coffee from its discrete Kincumber location for just over 2 years, a fact that surprises many a newcomer when they step through the door. But it's worth the effort seeking out this cosy cafe, especially if you love your coffee. Inside, you'll find staff that are equally as passionate about coffee as you are, and like nothing better in their working day than serving up delicious espresso based drinks to their loyal customers. The house coffee is a classic Napoli style blend: full bodied, low-acid, smooth and rich. Or, for something different, you can opt for one of the delicious single origins, roasted right in the store in their unique 5kg roaster.

For lovers of coffee Unit 12/11 Cochrane Street, Kincumber Industrial Estate, Kincumber

The blend and a variety of single origins are available for purchase, along with the paraphernalia you need to help you enjoy a brew at home. Budding baristas can find everything they need to hone their skills, including books and advice from staff on how to get the most out of their machine. Unit 12/11 Cochrane Street, Kincumber Industrial Estate, Kincumber. Take a drive and enjoy a truly memorable cafe experience.

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30 JUNE - 15 JULY 2012

Day activities 9am - 5pm Night activities & 6pm - 9.30pm

Book Tickets online at Phone 02 4998 4000 Broke Road Pokolbin

See an amazing Winter scene at Hunter Valley Gardens complete with snow and ice sculptures, have a go ice skating and take a toboggan ride! · 114cm High Polar Bear Ice Sculpture · Winter Storytelling · 15m2 Skating Rink* · Make your own snowman or snow angel · Snow Tubing Toboggan Race

· Snow Ball Throwing Game · Winter Wonderland Treasure Hunt · Hunter Valley Gardens Train *Additional fee · Food and Beverage · All activities are free after paid entry into the Gardens

Make a night of it and stay in the Hunter Valley Wine Country at Harrigan’s Irish Pub & Accommodation just $204 per night midweek and $284 per night on weekends. This includes accommodation, breakfast and garden entry for 2. Terms & conditions apply. Based on twin share.

Book Tickets online at Phone 02 4998 4000 Broke Road Pokolbin

For bookings and inquiries please contact

Harrigan’s on 02 4998 4300



Experience the vibrant essence of Scotland in the Upper Hunter Valley

Saturday 7 July 2012 Jefferson Park, New England Highway, Aberdeen NSW Featuring: • Massed Pipes and Drums • Scottish Highland Dancing • Tartan Warrior Strongmen • Celtic merchandise and gift wares • Traditional Scottish fare and other food stalls • Novelty games, tug-o-war and much more • Followed by a Ceilidh in the evening For tickets or information Phone: 02 6543 8457 Find us on Facebook, Twitter and Flicka

When you visit Tocal Homestead it's hard to imagine days gone by. Tales of architects and graziers, bushrangers, businessmen, social reform and philanthropy are woven through the highs and lows of life on this unique property. Open Sat, Sun & public holidays March to November 10am - 3pm Tocal Road, Paterson Ph 4939 8901 w/days Ph 4939 8939 w/ends

Aberdeen Highland Games The Aberdeen Highland Games takes place on the first weekend in July each year and it is the final event of Scottish Australia Heritage Councils Heritage Week. During the day more than twenty three events take place with stalls providing food and Celtic displays all of which represent traditional Celtic culture and recreation. The Games are a gathering together from Sydney and regional NSW of bands, Clans, dancers, heavy events and State and interstate tug of war teams to celebrate the Celtic history of the Upper Hunter. The Aberdeen Highland Games starts with the Grand Parade of massed bands and Clans at 9.30am. The Event usually hosts 12 pipe bands and up to 18 Clans making the Opening Ceremony a spectacular and colourful sight.Encircle the ground offering a wide variety of wares, many of a Celtic theme. A wide variety of food, including haggis, is available at the Food Court. The day concludes with a ceilidh in the evening, this is a ticketed event and very popular with visitors. The Aberdeen Highland Games is a great day of entertainment and gives visitors the opportunity for one or two nights stay, (even more if so desired) in the Upper Hunter. There is much to see and plenty of accommodation available. Programmes and accommodation details can be obtained by contacting Aberdeen Visitor Information Centre on 02 6543 8457 or by visiting our website


TOUKLEY FUN, FOOD & MUSIC FESTIVAL Saturday 7th July, 2012 from 11am

Bring the family along for a day of fun activities, including a farmyard The Village Green, Canton Beach Road nursery, reptiles, Chef’s on Stilts, roving puppets, the circus workshop where you can try out some popular circus tricks, nual The an amusements, show bags, Pasta face painting and much more. Eatinitgion The day will finish with an t Compe amazing Fire Show featuring Fire Breathing and

Fire Twirling.

The Food, Fun & Music Festival is proudly brought to you by Greater Toukley Vision and sponsored by Delta Electricity, Star 104.5FM, Central Coast Express Advocate and Wyong Shire Council.

Central Coast - July  

iMag is a monthly full colour information guide for the Central Coast region, NSW with what to see, where to go, what to do.

Central Coast - July  

iMag is a monthly full colour information guide for the Central Coast region, NSW with what to see, where to go, what to do.