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May 2012

Central Coast Inside:

The Banff Mountain Film Festival Page 3

Theatre Guide Page 21

Ken Duncan Gallery

Presents the ‘Moments in the Light Exhibition’ Launches 5th May www.monthlyimag.com.au

Happy Mother’s Day!


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 www.kenduncan.com

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The Banff Mountain Film Festival The Banff Mountain Film Festival is an inspirational 2 ½ hours of action packed outdoor adventure, travel and cultural short films and it is coming to Avoca for the first time ever on the 18th May. The festival originates in Banff in the Canadian Rockies and screens in over 35 countries around the globe. Exhilarating and thought provoking, a Banff evening is a must-see for those with a spirit of adventure. Through the big screen you’ll visit remote cultures, be transported to the world’s last great wild places and experience amazing footage of adrenaline packed action sports. This year’s Australian tour, will showcase 9 breathtaking films that will transport you from the heart of the African Congo, through deep powder and an emotional rollercoaster with some inspiring snow lovers, to the heights of Mt Everest on a world record breaking Summit to Sea expedition with some very unassuming heroes. A truly inspiring evening with great prize giveaways! Visit banffaustralia.com.au for more details.

Yarramalong

Cafe & Gift Shop Take a drive through the picturesque Yarramalong valley and enjoy the fresh homebaked meals treats and fine coffee.

You can relax at garden tables while the kids explore the cool cubby house, fenced playground 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 www.theitalianrestaurant.com.au www.facebook.com/the 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.

Open 7 days 6.30am to 6.30pm. 1625 Yarramalong Rd YARRAMALONG

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Terrigal Haven© Kayle Barton

From the Editor May Welcome to the Coast in May! May is a very special time of year for not only is it Mother’s Day it is my Mothers anniversary of her departure, now 9 years. Much loved and very much missed. Our favourite thing to do was to explore the beauty that is The Central Coast. We just got in the car and drove. It matters not where to because wherever you go there is something special to see. The Ken Duncan Gallery is always a favourite because I love going through the Gallery (I now have 4 Ken Duncan’s) and I love to eat and enjoy a good coffee at The Sanctuary Cafe. This is perfect for a Mother’s Day visit. If you go to pages 28 & 29 we introduce you to some of the best Coffee on the Coast and of course they also serve good quality Tea and food.

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If the Country is not your thing than a visit to our beautiful beaches may just be the place to go. The Italian Restaurant is right on the water at The Entrance and the food is just superb. Why not wander over to Licks for some delicious ice cream and an excellent Morgans Coffee. Another favourite is The Austrian Schnitzelhaus see their special offers on page 2. This month’s imag has so much for you to do to make any day of the week special. So enjoy reading our May issue, take a pen or marker and start planning your month of May. A big hug for all the Mums and have a very HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY.

The trees are starting to change colour so a drive to The Yarramalong Valley through Wyong is also very pleasant. Again good coffee and meals are to be had here too, plus a walk through the beautiful gardens or a picnic? Call in to the Little Creek Cheese Factory and pick up a picnic pack. See pages 10 & 11.

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What’s On iGallery Regional Map iTheatre Markets Coffee on the Coast Towns Wyong to Yarramalong Greater Toukley Ettalong & Woy Woy The Entrance

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EMERGENCY Nos Gosford Hospital 4320 2111 Woy Woy Hospital 4343 8444 Wyong Hospital 4394 8000 Police, Ambulance, Fire 000 Poisons Information 13 11 26 RTA 131 7000 24 hour Emergency Vet Services Coast & Valleys veterinary Hospital Dr Keith C Phillips 02 4355 4704 Jim’s Pest Control 0412 004 879 LOST OR STOLEN CREDIT CARDS Amex 1800 230 100 Diners 1800 33 1199 Mastercard 1800 120 113 Visa 1800 805 341

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“Wheely” good times in May! Getting out and about on the Central Coast is a favourite pastime for many – and this May is all about wheels – two or four! For serious two-wheel competitors, Sunday May 20 sees the Century Challenge Cycle Ride. Organised by the Rotary Club of Erina, this annual event sees participants take a 50 or 100km ride, beginning from Mt Penang Parklands at Kariong. The courses take in the breathtaking scenery of the Somersby, Peats Ridge and Calga areas. Those looking for a more casual riding experience, any day in May is a great time to cycle, with the cool crisp air providing ideal conditions. Both Brisbane Water and Tuggerah Lakes are perfect locations for waterfront rides on dedicated bike paths. Breathtaking views await! Four-wheeling demonstrations of the go-karting kind will be just one of the attractions of the much-loved annual Gosford Regional Show. Held on May 5th and 6th at Gosford Showground, there’s something for the whole family, including the crowning of the Gosford Showgirl!

Car enthusiasts will love The Entrance in May – the Central Coast Heritage Car Club and All American Muscle Car shows take place on Sunday 20 and 27 May respectively, bringing colour and style to the stunning Memorial Park foreshore. The park will also host the inaugural Central Coast Ukelele Festival on Saturday May 26 – one not to miss!

If you prefer feet over wheels, Australian international football star Tim Cahill is hosting clinics on the weekend of 18th to 20th May in Gosford.

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Bluetongue Stadium and Adcock Park are both set to be bristling with young footballers, so if you have little ones who love their football, make sure you sign them up! Information on all of these great events and so much more is on our website at www.visitcentralcoast.com.au Discover the Central Coast for yourself today!

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What's May 5 LANDS ART On TRAIL

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blic can meet the artists and see their studios first hand. Studios v will be openTeda the third weekend Mariners Tianjin - Bluetongue Stadium. th from 10-4, including 18 & 19 February 2012. Please check 5landsarttrail.com before your visit Tickets 132 849 studios are open! the Central Coast of NSW. now has an exciting studio trail Wed 2nd Morning Melodies: A Song To eir from bush theweekend beach nd. studios Studios will bethe open the to third Sing-O - Laycock St Theatre. Tickets 43 233 233 NSW e check 5landsarttrail.com before your visit

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27th All American Muscle Car Show

17th Let the Sunshine

1st Bluetongue Stadium

2nd & 3rd The Wiggles

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Wed 2nd & Thu 3rd The Wiggles - The Show Room, Mingara. Tickets 4349 7788 Thu 3rd5landsarttrail.com Horse Racing – Gosford Race Club. Enquiries 4325 0461 Fri 4th Adrian Cunningham’s “The History of Sax” - Avoca Beach Picture Theatre. 4382 1677 Fri 4th 6th Annual Great Gig In The Sky (Pink Floyd) - Laycock St Theatre. Tickets 43 233 233 Sat 5th The Entrance Farmers Markets – Memorial Park. Enquiries 4930 5156 Sat 5th Colours of Cancer Ball - The Beachcomber Hotel, Toukley. 4397 1300 Sat 5th Platypus Habitat Workshop - Hidden Valley, Ourimbah. Enquiries 4350 1624 Sat 5th Liam Burrows + Band - Live at Lizottes, Kincumber. Tickets 4368 2017 Sat 5th & Sun 6th Gosford Regional Show - Gosford Showground. Enquiries www.gosfordregionalshow.com.au Sat 5th & Sun 6th Magoo Charity Classic Surf Event - Soldiers Beach. Enquiries www.magoocharityclassic.com.au Sun 6th The Bootleg Beatles - Laycock St Theatre. Tickets 43 233 233 Tue 8th Bic Runga - Hello Hello Australian Tour - Live at Lizottes, Kincumber. 4368 2017 Tue 8th - Thu 10th Motherhood the Musical - Laycock St Theatre. Tickets 43 233 233 Wed 9th Bells at Killcare Cooking School. Enquiries 4349 7000 Thu 10th The Famous Harlem Swing. Pizza&Pasta Avoca Beach. 7pm, $7, BYO. Thu 10th Horse Racing – Wyong Race Club. Enquiries 4352 1083 Sat 12th Gosford City Markets – Kibble Park. Enquiries 4322 7726 Sat 12th A Date with Effie (Mary Coustas) Live at Lizottes, Kincumber. Tickets 4368 2017 Sat 12th & Sun 13th “Moments in the Light” Exhibition - Ken Duncan Gallery, Erina Heights. Enquiries 4367 6701 Sun 13th Mothers Day Fundraiser Luncheon - Shelly Beach Golf Club. 0414 341 010 Sun 13th The Rat Pack from Las Vegas Laycock St Theatre. Tickets 43 233 233

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Mon 15th & Tue 15th James and the Giant Peach - Laycock St Theatre. Tickets 43 233 233 Thu 17th Let the Sunshine - Laycock St Theatre. Tickets 43 233 233 Fri 18th Banff Mountain Film Festival - Avoca Beach Picture Theatre. Enquiries 4382 1677 Fri 18th & Sat 19th Buy Local Festival with a Twist 2012 - North Wyong. Enquiries 4392 8550 Fri 18th - Sun 20th Tim Cahill Coaching Clinics - Gosford & West Gosford. Enquiries www.timcahill.com/clinic Sat 19th The Entrance Farmers Markets – Memorial Park. Enquiries 4930 5156 Sat 19th Stevie: The Life and Music of Stevie Wright and The Easy Beats - Laycock St Theatre. Tickets 43 233 233 Sat 19th & Sun 20th 5 Lands Art Trail – Various Locations. Enquiries www.5landsarttrail.com Sat 19th & Sun 20th Harry Manx - Live at Lizottes, Kincumber. Tickets 4368 2017 Sun 20th Handmade Craft Market - Bridge Coast Stadium, Terrigal. Enquiries 0411 490 593 Sun 20th Century Challenge Cycle Ride Kariong/Somersby. centurychallenge@gmail.com Sun 20th Strictly Bassey (Jennifer Green) - The Show Room, Mingara. Tickets 4349 7788 Sun 20th Simon Tedeschi - Avoca Beach Picture Theatre. Enquiries 4382 1677 Sun 20th Central Coast Heritage Car Show – The Entrance. Enquiries 4333 5377 Tue 22nd Men in Pink Tights - Laycock St Theatre. Tickets 43 233 233 Thu 24th Horse Racing – Gosford Race Club. Enquiries 4325 0461 Thu 24th The Black Sorrows - Live at Lizottes, Kincumber. Tickets 4368 2017 Thu 24th The Famous Harlem Swing. Pizza&Pasta Avoca Beach. 7pm, $7, BYO. Sat 26th Central Coast Ukelele Festival Memorial Park, The Entrance. 4333 5377 Sat 26th The Class of ‘59 - Laycock St Theatre. Tickets 43 233 233 Sat 26th Dead Letter Circus - The Entrance Leagues Club. Tickets 4334 3233 Sat 26th - Sat 2nd Jun Youth in Performing Arts Concert Series - Laycock St Theatre. 43 233 233 Sun 27th Avoca Beachside Markets – Heazlett Park Foreshore. Enquiries 0416 097 707 Sun 27th All American Muscle Car Show – The Entrance. Enquiries 4333 5377 Sun 27th Central Coast Annual Wedding Expo - Diggers @ The Entrance. Enquiries 4332 3399 Sun 27th Tex Perkins and Friends - Live at Lizottes, Kincumber. Tickets 4368 2017 Thu 31st B2B Race Day - Horse Racing at Wyong Race Club. Enquiries 4352 1083


Patonga Camping Ground Winter Specials Stay between 1st May and 31st August 2012, and you will pay for Stay 7 nights pay for ONLY 5 nights! The grounds boast luscious green lawns which are adjacent to the water and white sandy beach. Perfect if you want to take a boat down, enjoy a spot of fishing or just a swim. Pack a picnic and take a bushwalk through the surrounding Brisbane Waters National Park.

There is an electric BBQ on site, a tennis court, kids playground and more. The camping ground offers exclusive use of its amenities to campers, including disabled amenities a family room and laundry facilities. We offer powered and unpowered sites for tents and caravans. There is a small shop on site where you can purchase items such as ice, ice creams, and bait. For more information or to make a booking contact us on 4325 8222.

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? www.coasthelicopters.com.au info@coasthelicopters.com.au Erina Heliport, Pateman Road, Erina T: 02 4365 0371

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sounds of Varanasi

Seacoast Fishing What's happening this month... Buy the freshest seafood on the Coast. 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! We are open thurs, fridays 12.30 to 6.00pm and saturday 9 to 6.00pm. Please call us anytime for updated catch info on : 43686160 Patanga Street, Kincumber

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Vinod Prassana Bansuri

Bobby Singh Tabla

This sublime transcendental music from India is one of the oldest musical systems in the world and it is a very rare opportunity to hear it with two master musicians. Vinod Prassana on the Bansuri and Bobby Singh on the Tabla. These two musicians belong to musical lineages that go back hundreds of years and both of these musicians perform regularly in India and have recently returned from tours around the world.

Vinod Prassana has been trained from a very young age by his uncle one of the eminent masters of Indian music Pandit Rajendra Prassana in Benares India.Vinod is now residing in Australia and has added his beautiful sound to not only pure classical Indian music but also to various fusion projects. Bobby Singh is a disciple of the great tabla master Aneesh Pradhan and has been training with him

for over 20 years in Mumbai.Bobby has leant his sound to many projects in Australia and has won an ARIA award with his band Djan Djan. Together these musicians will be exploring all the soulful melodic intricacies and rhythmic delights that improvised Indian music has to offer and will be taking you on a journey of sound that will leave you feeling refreshed and joyful filled with happiness in your heart and soul.

Friday May 4th 2012 The Circle of Life, 8 Henry Parry Drive, East Gosford Tickets at the door on the night $25/20 Doors open at 7pm concert starts at 730pm till 930pm with a break bobbysingh.com.au | myspace.com/vinodprasanna Further information please call Dayasagar on 0448 250 445

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Wyong to Yarramalong

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The Central Coast’s Beautiful Hinterland

What to See & Do

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. The township of Wyong is easily accessible, just off the Newcastle-Sydney freeway and serviced by a major train station and buses. Golf enthusiasts will enjoy a round of golf at Wyong Golf Course or the Troon course Kooindah Waters. Pamper yourself at the Kooindah Waters day spa, or enjoy a meal at the many cafes and restaurants scatted throughout the town. Head out through Alison Road, and begin your journey through the hinterland. Pop into Alison Homestead for a lesson in local history, and sample delicious locally made gourmet cheese at Little Creek Cheese. Nestled between

Danielle Morrison Studio - Gallery Danielle Morrison Studio-Gallery is now open Wednesday to Friday 10 - 4 and Saturdays 11 - 3. Come in and have a look at all the eclectic one off pieces and treasures in store. Artists exhibiting at the moment are award winning artists David Voigt and Bela Ivanyi, beautiful prints by Therese Wilkins, Ceramics by Aleida Pullar, mixed media works by Leeanna Goldsmith and of course paintings and sculpture pieces by myself and lots, lots more!!! We also have a Facebook page so please have a look and if you like what you see then please "like" the page!!

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the Ourimbah State Forest and Watagan State Forests, this beautiful hinterland boasts unique attractions, for everyone from families looking for a fun day out or couples on a romantic adventure. Kids (and the young at heart!) can wander through the mazes at Amazement, swing through the trees at Treetop Adventure Park or go for a horse ride with Springfield Trails. Explore the bustling agricultural industries within the Yarramalong Valley. Tour Cedar Park Lavender and Yarramalong Macadamia Nut farms and discover how local produce goes from the farm to product. Don’t forget to bring some gifts home for your family or friends – or to keep yourself! Learn about the local history with a visit to the historic St Barnabas Church, and drop into the Yarramalong Manor. If you keep following this windy road through the patchwork of farms, you travel through the quaint Mangrove Mountain and eventually link back up the freeway at Somersby. Hope to see you there!! Danielle Morrison Studio-Gallery Wed to Fri 10 - 4, Saturdays 11 - 3 or any time by appointment

Sample delicious and locally made cheese at Little Creek Cheese – A family owned and operator of gourmet cheese. z Wander through the mazes and meet and pat the friendly animals on site at Amazement. z Swing through the trees like Tarzan at the Tree top Adventure Park, set in the lush Ourimbah State Forest. z Tour the Cedar Park Lavender park z Ride a horse through the Watagan State Forest with Springfield Trails. z

Visitor Information Centre Kariong: 52 The Avenue, Mt Penang Parklands, KARIONG NSW 2250 The Entrance: Marine Pde, Memorial Park, THE ENTRANCE NSW 2261 Telephone: 1300 132 975 info@centralcoasttourism.com.au www.visitcentralcoast.com.au


Koorinya Park Gardens Viewing by appointment only. Please ring (02) 4376 1220. Koorinya Park Gardens is situated high above the beautiful Yarramalong Valley with magnificent Ocean Views. The three acres of landscaped gardens which have been awarded Wyong Shire and the Central Coast grand champion during the past 30 years of competition make an ideal venue for weddings namings - re-affirmations - commitments, with a beautiful Bridal Arch, Gazebo, fish pond, conveniences, hot water available, undercover area. Bring your morning tea or lunch if desired. Hot water available. CONTACT DETAILS . . . koorinyapark@yarramalongvalley.com.au Beryl M Collins C.M.C. J.P. 336 Forest Road, KULNURA Phone: 02 4376 1220

Macadamia Nuts, Cold Pressed Extra Virgin Macadamia Oil and our other Macadamia products are also available for sale in the Cafe. Open Wed – Sun May to Nov 11am – 3pm | Dec to April 10am – 4pm Bookings 4356 1836

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Yarramalong

Cafe & Gift Shop

Fresh menu.

Eat in or takeaway. Selling delicious Danes coffee.

Great fenced playground. Come for a drive into the picturesque Yarramalong Valley.

Open 7days 6.30am to 6.30pm. 1625 Yarramalong Rd YARRAMALONG

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Did you know that Little Creek Cheese located in Wyong doesn’t only make cheese? Yoghurt is also handmade almost daily at Little Creek Cheese. Did you also know that the Old Wyong Milk Factory was the first commercial Dairy to produce yoghurt for sale back in 1963? Therefore when the landlord suggested it would be nice to bring a piece of heritage back to the Old Dairy, we took it on board and started making our beautiful smooth yoghurt. Our yoghurt is available in either Natural or in flavours –mango and passionfruit, mixed berry, toffee and Chocolate. These are available in two sizes 250g and 900g. Our yoghurts are packed in temper evident containers. Our Natural yoghurt is Gluten free with no added sugar or preservatives, no artificial flavours or colours, just good old Milk and culture. Our flavoured yoghurts have no artificial colours or flavours and are gluten free; the fruit flavoured ones have no preservatives added. Drop in and pick one up for a quick snack or take one home for the family. You can also try out our natural yoghurt in our shop before you purchase as well as try our delicious range of cheeses. www.centralcoastimag.com.au

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Our History Wyong Museum & Historical Society Some snippets from history – gleaned from various newspapers over the years... This month I’m taking you back to 1887 - 125 years ago – when the written English word, in Australia, was rich in vocabulary and Editorials in country newspapers were eagerly awaited by their readers, to see who or what was being hauled over the coals or had become the butt of the Editor’s sharp sense of wry humour. A far cry from today, alas, when newspapers in country towns merely report what is going on in the town that week, and Editors have become toothless tigers. 23.7.1887 The latter half of the nineteenth century has produced many notable men, but none more remarkable than the adventurous Welsh journalist whose untimely fate in the heart of the Dark Continent is notified in our telegraphic news. Stanley’s remarkable expedition in search of the lost missionary explorer, Livingstone, stamped him as a born leader of men, and no one was surprised when he was selected to found a new State on the banks of the Congo River. Probably his mission was a quixotic one, but men like Stanley “leave footprints on the sands of time”. The project, in the carrying out of which he met his untimely fate, resembled in many respects those of Cortez and Pizzaro in Mexico and Peru, and there is no doubt but that, had he not fallen, he would have founded a unique and civilized state in the midst of a barbaric people.

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The Typewriter Amongst the old typewriters we have in BWHS Historical Museum is a Standard Folding Corona portable typewriter in its own case. It was one of the most successful machines in typewriter history and dates from about 1908. The journalist, Reg Nott, who owned it, wrote in the lid the papers he had worked on - Melbourne Argus, Hobart Mercury, and Sydney Morning Herald. What incredible stories this little typewriter could tell and no doubt did.

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 info@henrykendallcottage.org.au www.henrykendallcottage.org.au

Central Coast Chorale presents

Aspects of Love All you need is love or at least that’s what the Beatles claim! Love comes in many guises and in a myriad of forms. It could be of a two-legged or a fourlegged variety, it might be of a country or a place, even God is a possibility or it could be something that excites your taste-buds. There are many aspects of love which the Chorale will be exploring in this concert. From the timeless compositions of John Dowland to contemporary stage music, the sounds of love will be everywhere. The concert will feature Chorale soloists Elke Hook (dramatic soprano) and Jill Erem (soprano). The Chorale is delighted to have Karen Sharples (nee Smithies) a former Accompanist for the Chorale as Guest Artist at this concert. Karen was born and grew up on the Central Coast studying with such teachers as Christopher Bowen, Vaila Mead and Betty Hanna and is well known in the community. She will be accompanying the Chorale in some items in the concert as well as performing as soloist. Karen is a graduate of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, with a Bachelor of Music, majoring in piano performance & accompaniment. She now lives in Tasmania with her husband Matt and their 4 children and plays regularly with the Tasmania Symphony Orchestra. Sunday 20th May 2012 commencing 2.30pm St Patrick’s Catholic Church, York Street, East Gosford Tickets: $30 Adult $25 Senior/Conc/ Student, $10 Children 15 and under $70 Family (2+2) Tickets available at the door on the day Enquiries 43853064, Mob 0403 933 379


iGallery Gosford Regional Gallery 36 Webb Street, East Gosford T: 02 4325 0056 F: 02 4325 0062 gallery@gosford.nsw.gov.au www.gosfordregionalgallery.com Open daily, 10am - 4pm. FREE ADMISSION

Dadang Christanto: Survivor

1 April to 20 May 2012 Survivor is a major performance by Brisbane-based Dadang Christanto, a significant contemporary IndonesianAustralian artist. Survivor illustrates the disaster of May 2006 when a drilling operation in the Sidoarjo region of East Java blew out into a mud volcano. The toxic mud so far has drowned more than 11 villages and some 50,000 people have fled their homes. Factories have closed, at least 90 hectares of paddy fields ruined and fish farms destroyed. Every day, more than 20 Olympic swimming pools of mud are produced, slowly consuming more villages. Survivor is a single 3 hour performance; local volunteers silently occupied the gallery space, covered in mud from the neck down and holding a photographic portrait of missing persons. Over the course of three hours participants maintained a silent vigil, memorialising this catastrophe and its ongoing consequences. The work contemplates loss and history, politics and shared humanity. After the performance, the exhibition space contains the detritus from the performance alongside video and photographic documentation of the performance.

Survivor: Dadang Christanto, 2009, Performance at 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, Sydney. Courtesy of the artist and 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, Sydney. Image credit: Garry Trinh

Rod Milgate

24 March to 20 May 2012 Rod Milgate has had a long and rewarding career as a prominent Australian painter, he is also a highly regarded and published poet, writer and playwright. His style is reflective and philosophical, and his art often explores themes of spirituality. This exhibition consists of 26 paintings that relate to a line of an acrostic poem of the alphabet.

Toukley & Districts Art Society Rod Milgate. Ache for your life

Elissa Eastwood (Ramsay)

14 April to 9 May 2012 Elissa Eastwood (Ramsay) is a Central Coast-based artist who works in a unique style using resin, incorporating an eclectic mix of recycled materials and etching to build up very detailed works that due to the nature of the materials used, lure the viewer to look beyond the surface and into the artwork. Counting Zigzags Backwards is an energetic and stimulating body of work, which draws inspiration from literature, ranging from children's illustrated books through to adult fiction. The works travel from vibrant fiery landscapes and sullen stormy skies through to intriguing narrative based works that leave the viewer with questions, challenging them to complete the story.

Elissa Eastwood (Ramsay), 2027

The Federation Gallery and Information Centre is open to the public during May. The Society’s members are exhibiting paintings in oil, acrylics, watercolour and pastel, along with hand-painted porcelain, hand-painted silk, craftwork, jewellery and original cards. All the artwork is for sale making it ideal for original gifts. Peter Tassell runs a painting class each Wednesday from 9am to 12pm and Claire Lewis runs a ceramic painting class every second Wednesday of the month from 12pm to 3pm, each for the price of $5. All are welcome to attend. The painting on raffle is a watercolour by Cheryl Bruce, to be drawn on Saturday, June 9, the tickets are $1 each. Friday, May 25 is the opening night of our 64th Art Exhibition when the Society presents new works never previously shown in the Wyong Shire. All are welcome to join us from for refreshments 5:30pm, a gold coin donation is appreciated. The Art and Information Centre is in Wallarah Park, Gorokan, just before the Toukley Bridge, open Tuesday to Friday 10am to 4 pm, Saturday and Sunday 10am to 1pm. The entry is free. For more details call the gallery on 4392 4666 or visit www.toukleyartgallery.com.au www.centralcoastimag.com.au

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Soldiers Beach © 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’s on in Greater Toukley this Month... Sunday 6th May Little Blues Festival The Toukley Golf Club Bistro plays host to the Little Blues Festival from 5pm on Sunday 6th May featuring the Blues Songwriter Showcase. Entry is FREE for bookings call 4396 1500. For further information call Julia on 0413 611 043. Saturday 19th May & Sunday 20th May Region V Aust – Water Ski Races Races will commence at 9.30am until 5pm daily on Budgewoi Lake, Toukley. Best viewing from Osborne Park – Peel St, Toukley.

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

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Watch a Whale at Soldiers Beach

Enjoy some retail therapy in Toukley, East Toukley and Norah Head. See www.greatertoukley.org 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

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Every Sunday Toukley Sunday Markets Every Sunday morning the markets are 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. www.norahheadlighthouse.com.au 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 5 May – 60’s Chart Busters 19 May Sporties Nite Spot. HAPPY HOUR 2PM – 5PM Sundays... Variety Raffle from 6pm. HAPPY HOUR SUN– FRI 5 – 6PM

Mothers Day Lunch Special Menu & Blues Band performing in our Beer Garden B ookings A vailable

Meat At George’s Meat at George’s is a boutique Butcher shop located at 354a Main Road Toukley and now a second store at 138 Wong Rd Killarney Valle. Meat at George’s has been in operation since February 2010 and has already won the 2010 Express Advocate Food Trade Award, the 2010 Apprentice of the Year Award and 2011 Wyong Chamber Business of the Year. Meat at George’s prides itself on delivering ‘old fashioned’ quality and service George is the traditional jolly joking Butcher that flirts with all the ladies and has a joke for all the male customers. You don’t just walk out with a bag of meat you walk out with a smile on your face. You will get meal solutions, cooking methods you can even borrow one of the many cook books that are available to all our customers. George has over 25 years of experience in the Meat Industry. George has worked in both retail and wholesale butcher shops and has had management positions in the large supermarkets including buying and sales. George buys the meat, cuts the meat and sells the meat and will source any request. Meat at George’s receives fresh deliveries daily of chicken and sources the best quality of meat. They sell free rang Poultry, Beef, Lamb, Game Meat, Kangaroo, Crocodile and Farm Rabbits on request. So the next time you're in Toukley or Killarney Vale, go in and experience the old fashioned quality and service.

Understandably THE BEST RANGE of Balinese products on the Coast.. “Can’t find the right piece? Let me find it for you - I love the challenge!"

www.balinewwave.com

OPEN 7 DAYS 364 Main Rd East Toukley Ph 4397 4570

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: RCroker@norahheadsports.com

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People from ages 9 to 90 can experience on e of the newest and ex citing activities ever!

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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

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Ettalong Beach © Val Bridge

Ettalong & Woy Woy 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.

• OPEN 7 DAYS • HALF CABIN, OPEN & ALUMINIUM BOATS • BAIT & FISHING GEAR AVAILABLE AT KIOSK • EXPLORE THE BRISBANE WATERS 3A Petit St Booker Bay 18

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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.

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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 info@centralcoasttourism.com.au www.visitcentralcoast.com.au

BBQ BOAT www.andersonsmarina.com.au

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


Weddings & Functions

in a stunning resort Ettalong Beach Tourist Resort offers 10 stunning rooms and courtyards for

Weddings Parties, Functions or Conferences Piazza St Pano Terrazza Isidoro

Blue Room

Private rooms seating from 20 to 200 people including the gorgeous Piazza St Pano with statues, fountains, intimate lighting, a stage and cinema screen. Talented Trevor Di Mello is available to sing and entertain at your function Accommodation available in our Boutique Motel PARADISO.

Cosmos Courtyard

Trevor Di Mello

Be unique, phone for a tour... 4341 1999 Ettalong Beach Tourist Resort 189 Ocean View Rd, Ettalong Beach, 2257 enquiries@ettalongbeachtouristresort.com.au

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Fabulous on Ferry Anderson's BBQ Boat Hire Why not get the crew together and experience the beautiful Brisbane Waters onboard on of our famous half cabin hire boats, open boats or aluminium boats with canopy. Bring the family or friends along for a great day out. You don’t need a boat licence and are very easy to operate. We also offer unique BBQ boats which can carry up to 12 people, electric start motors with steering wheel, along with toilet facilities, BBQ and stereo system. Go fishing and cook your fish straight out of the water. Great for Birthday parties or any type of group function. Hires are available half day or full days every day all year round, just bring your food to cook and we can look after the rest. Fishing gear available for hire or sale from the boatshed shop along with bait, tackle, ice, cold drinks and snacks. The boats are pet friendly and wheelchair access is good. Find us on Facebook. 3a Petit St Booker Bay Ph 43 413219 www.andersonsmarina.com.au Open 8 -5 every day (plus extended hours during summer holiday period).

A Treasure Trove on Ferry Road Fabulous on Ferry at the Palm Beach Wharf Ferry Rd is a unique boutique style gift and fashion shop. Its worth the stroll along the beach from Ettalong, or from markets and Cinema, for behind its french doors and picture book windows you'll find a treasure trove of unusual even quirky gifts, latest trend fashion pieces, jewellery, accesoories, scarves, and rustic inspired homewares. The owner says "I love helping people select that perfect gift for any special occasion and sourcing the unusual". Gift wrapping and postage available as well. The street has a special atmosphere with cafes nearby. So make that stroll. Look forward to seeing you!

Creative shopping. Perfect Gift Giving. Shop 2 Ferry Road Ettalong 0413 893 167

Business F or Sale • HOMEWARES • GIFTS • KIDS & BABY PREZZIES • LADIES ACCESSORIES 203 MEMORIAL AVE ETTALONG BEACH 2257 Ph: (02) 4341 4229 Monday to Saturday From 9.30am Sunday 10-2pm

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Local & Imported Home Decor • Clothing & Jewellery • Buddha’s • Table Lamps • Mirrors • Soy Candles • Oil Burners 48 Pacific Ave, Ettalong Beach Ph: 4342 6162


iTheatre Laycock Street, North Gosford T: 02 4323 3233 www.laycockstreettheatre.com laycock.theatre@gosford.nsw.gov.au Morning Melodies presents

A Song To Sing-O starring Christopher Hamilton Delight in this feast of Gilbert and Sullivan gems, as performed in the dressing room of D’Oyly Carte’s Savoy Theatre in 1889. Wednesday 2 May 11am All tickets $15 includes complimentary morning tea.

Christine Harris and HIT Productions in association with GFour Productions present

Motherhood The Musical by Sue Fabisch The good, the bad and the laundry... from the Australian producer of Menopause The Musical® comes an equally hilarious, musical journey about the lives and friendships of four very different mums. Barb, an over-worked, underpaid, stressed-out mother of five; Brooke, the lawyer, who works too much and barely sees her kids, Trisha, a single mum struggling to balance work, her family and her divorce and finally Amy, the naive young woman about to have her first child. Motherhood The Musical is a funny, yet loving look at being a mum at any age. It’s discovering how powerful your love can be and how quickly they grow up. It’s helping them find their way and not losing yours. It’s about laughing and crying, craziness and calm, smiles and tears . . . and all before breakfast. Contains adult themes. Don’t Forget: A perfect Mother’s Day treat and great gift for mum! Tuesday 8 May 8pm, Wednesday 9 May 8pm, Thursday 10 May 8pm Adult $45, Conc. $40

A production by Christine Harris and HIT productions

Let the Sunshine by David Williamson From award-winning, Australian playwright David Williamson comes a satirical comedy set in Noosa which has been described as part Romeo and Juliet, part Meet the Parents. Toby and Ros are retired left wing radicals who flee to the upmarket Sunshine Coast seaside town to escape scandal in Sydney, only to discover that the quaint fishing village of youthful memory is now filled with the sort of wealthy Sydney-siders they’d hoped to leave behind.  There they meet Natasha and Ron - a shallow socialite and a brash property developer.  A short acquaintance with the two becomes a long-term problem when his slacker son and their highly strung daughter hit it off and the patter of tiny feet brings on the clashing of egos. ‘Highly enjoyable and humorous... Williamson’s ‘Let the Sunshine’ engages the audience and keeps it laughing ... one of our most iconic playwrights’ - Media Culture Duration: 145 mins. Contains strong language and adult themes. Thursday 17 May 8pm Adult $45, Conc. $40

Celebrating its 20th anniversary

Youth in Performing Arts Concert Series The acclaimed season of live variety performances presents an ensemble cast of young musicians, singers, dancers and actors showcasing the Central Coast’s own handpicked talent. With 6 concerts to choose from, each featuring 28 acts, witness stars in the making and experience the breadth of our region’s dazzling arts and entertainment line-up. This is the very best of the time-honoured variety entertainment format, enjoy old favourites, sample new delights and go home with the music in your ears, the beat still thumping in your chest and the knowledge that the Central Coast is home to Australia’s stars of tomorrow. 26 May 7.30pm at the Peninsula Theatre 29, 30, 31 May, 7.30pm. 1, 2, June, 7.30pm at Laycock Street Community Theatre Adult $19, Conc. $15, Child $1

Marian Street Theatre for Young People presents

Aladdin’s Tales

Imagine finding a magic lamp with a genie in it! What would you wish for? Princess Sheherazade knows all about the power of an enchanting story as she flies in on her magic carpet to spin tales to a Very Grumpy Sultan. The cheeky hero of her most famous story is Aladdin, who discovers a cave of wonders and has many exciting adventures after he is tricked by an evil magician into searching for a magic lamp. Aladdin is then befriended by the powerful genie of the lamp, who helps him defeat the magician and win the love of the beautiful princess Badr al Budur. This beautifully written play with original music by Jenny Jackson and Catherine Martin is brought vividly to life with loads of fun, thrills and opportunities for children to participate. Afterwards the children are invited to meet the cast and have a closer look at the magical set and costumes. Saturday 26 May to Saturday 14 July Marian Street Theatre, 2 Marian Street, Killara Saturdays 10.30am & 1pm (26 May – 30 June) School holidays 2-14 July Monday to Friday 10.30am & 1pm plus Saturdays 1pm Children $18, Adults $22, Families of four $68; 1300 306 776 or www.mca-tix.com

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The Entrance © Glen Scarborough

The Entrance

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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

Richards

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

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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 www.theentrance.org

...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 - 5pm

(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 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 Saturday 5th Farmers Market 8am -1pm Memorial Park Kuta Grove 1st & 3rd 11am-3pm Sails Stage Saturday Sunday 6th Coral Sea Memorial Service 70th Anniversary 11am Cenotaph – Memorial Park

of the month Memorial Park 8am – 1pm

Shiraz 11.30am – 3pm Sails Stage Saturday 12th Daniel March 11am-3pm Sails Stage All American Car Show Memorial Park From 3pm Car displays “RED DOG” the movie on the big screen in the park Live band – “THE CREEPERS

27th Central Coast Ukulele Destival

Sunday 13th Mothers day Dutch Courage Duo 11am-3pm Sails Stage Saturday 19th Farmers Market 8am-1pm Memorial Park

20th Pink Cadillac

Kylie James 11am-3pm Sails Stage Sunday 20th Heritage Car Show 10.30am-3pm Memorial Park

Pink Cadillac 19th 11am – 3pm Memorial Park

Kylie James

Saturday 26th Central Coast Ukulele Festival 9am-4pm Memorial Park & Sails Stage

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

Ph: 0414 581 001

Sunday 27th Central Coast Ukulele Festival 9am -11am Sails Stage

Licks Ice Cream, The Entrance See page 28 for details

Angie Murphy 11am – 3pm Sails Stage All American Muscle Car Show 10.30am – 3pm Memorial Park Fab 2 11am – 2pm

27th All American Muscle Car Show

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Monthly Markets Guide Markets

Avoca Beach Growers Market Heazlett Park Avoca Drive. First Sunday of month 8am – 2pm. Next Market 6th May 2012. Contact Paul on 0415 863 398 Avoca Beachside Market 4th Sunday of the month. Next Market 27th May 2012. 9am – 2pm. Heazlett Park, Avoca Beach. www.fixxevents.com.au 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 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. www.megamarkets.com.au Morisset Showground Markets Morriset Showground Ourimbah St 1st Sat/month Ph: 02 4973 2670 8am onwards.

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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 Ph 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 Hue Rd Wyee. Stall Holders welcome. Ph: Janet 02 4357 1852

Next Market

6th May Heazlett Park Avoca Beach Contact Paul 0415 863 398 www.avocagrowersmarket.com


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 feature new inclusions such as the “Enchanted Craft Circle“ 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. www.fixxevents.com.au

NEXT MARKET – 27th MAY 2012 Punk, Alternative & Rockabilly items for babies, infants & kids! leadlight | fused | slumped | stained

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We bring you the true taste of the Mediterranean with our succulent lamb skewers, fresh tabouli, authentic mint yogurt and hummos sauces.

Precious jewellery touched by someone you love

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The Olive Tree Market The Olive Tree Market is Newcastle and the Hunter’s Handmade Art & Design Market and the home to over 100 creative minds! The Olive Tree Market will hold its May Market on Saturday 5th, between 9am-3pm in the beautiful grounds of The Junction Public School. Stallholders will include stainless steel jewellery and designer clocks by Honeybeegoods, illustration by talented artists Jo Dyer, fashion by Wanderlust Clothing, leather bags and accessories by Frejj, children's toys from Dandelion & Honey and illustration and textile design by Sketch & Jones. Enjoy a delicious brunch at The Olive Tree Market while listening to the sounds of local musicians. There is also a growing handmade gourmet produce section including many award-winning products from: River Flats, Aunty Eva’s Jams, Arolyn Grove,

Craft Sale Wozz Kitchen Creations, Wattle Tree Creek, A Taste of the Bush and Pureblends Natural Gourmet Foods. Visit The Olive Tree Market and bring along family, friends and visitors to the region to experience one of Newcastle’s most popular and unique destinations. The Olive Tree Market operates Rain, Hail or Shine. enquire@theolivetreemarket.com.au www.theolivetreemarket.com.au

Saturday 12th May 9.30am - 4.00pm

OURIMBAH RSL MARKET Pacific Hwy, Ourimbah. Undercover market held inside the Club and flowing onto the verandah. May 26, Jun 23, Jul 28, Aug 25, Sept 22, Oct 27, Nov 24, Dec 15, 2012 (All Saturdays 10am-2pm) RKET RE MA Drive, A L C T POIN Water isbane 209 Br re. la Point C rket. oor ma d d t u O Large mbine y 5 (Co Sat, Ma arkets) M Fete & . pm 3 m a 9 pring t 20 (S O Sat, c 9am-2pm s)  Market

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Charity Markets 2012 DAVISTOWN RSL (Sun 9am-2pm MARKET ) 19 Murna Rd, Davistow n. Undercove r market held in the Club’s Auditorium an d flowing onto the verandah . May–no marke t, Jun 17, Jul 15, Aug 19 , Sept 16, Oct–no marke t, Nov 18, Dec 16  (Sunda ys 9am-2pm)

To book a stall or for more details please phone Sue at Fairhaven on 4323 3566 or 0407 757 866 or email sue.chidgey@fairhavenservices.org.au

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The Italian Restaurant

Austrian Schnitzelhaus , famous for its great food and friendly service on the Central coast. Come and meet up with friends and enjoy a meal in our cozy beer garden, or a romantic dinner for two offering a large variety of Schnitzels or one of our popular German dishes such as whole roasted Pork knuckle or a tasty sausage platter. To welcome in autumn we are offering some family friendly deals... Tuesdays Movie and schnitzel deals Wednesdays Kids eat for free Thursdays Great pensioner deals on lunches. Conditions apply. We have a wide range of Austrian / German beers, wines and schnapps. Full A la Carte menu, plus a fantastic kids menus, which they can color in and keep. Situated in the “hive� at Erina fair shopping centre, we are next to the cinemas. Fully licensed, plenty of parking and close to public transport. The Hive, Erina Fair 02 4367 4874 www.austrianschnitzelhaus.com.au

Tasting on the Coast

Austrian Schnitzelhaus

Azzuro Blu Wharf, The Entrance. "What a lovely evening out. Although it was raining we were able to park within a few metres of Azzuro Blu Wharf, The Entrance where The Italian Restaurant, right on the Waterfront is situated. We were so well served, cold water on the table, a comprehensive wine list, friendly service along with authentic Italian food - it doesn't get much better than that. Oysters, sweet fresh Sydney Rock Oysters were shared by 3 guests at our table. They were succulant Morney, Kilpatrick and Natural, whilst I enjoyed a Chicken Caesar Salad as an entree. Our main dishes were delightful. 2 of our party of 4 had the Scampi Alla Grillia dressed with lemon juice and garlic with rocket salad and shaved parmesan and cherry tomatoes. They thoroughly enjoyed the scampi, our other guest had the Enzo Prawns sauteed with garlic and chili in Napolitana sauce. While I admired the presentation and taste of their meals my favourite was definitely my own. Home made light, fluffy gnocci with a delicate cream sauce accompanied by Sauteed King Prawns and fresh Asparagus - it doesn't get much better than that. Do yourself a favour, enjoy this peaceful haven right on the waterfront with lovely views and food to match. The menu is more exciting than standard Italian restaurants, a great way to relax and enjoy." Carolyn Sinclair, Owner/Chef (Retired) Old Courthouse Restaurant, Minmi, Hunter Valley.

Garden 2 Plate Garden 2 Plate is excited to announce that their cafe is now open! If you love organic foods straight from the garden and cooked with love, you should visit them on the water front at Hardys Bay! Inspired by the season and cooked with fun and creativity, their menus change regularly and to find out the dish of the day all you do is check their website or facebook. More than a cafe you can take home ready meals for your dinner, fresh herbs, plants and home wares, they have hand selected products favouring unique, local producers and artisans on the Central Coast. Make sure you visit them on Fridays, Saturdays or Sundays, or try one of their inspiring gardening or cooking classes! Upcoming classes: Saturday 21st April - Adams Garden Autumn Workshop A jam packed day learning the basic principals to build your own organic edible garden. Saturday 19th May - Cooking Class and Organic Wine Tasting Beginning with a tour of the Veggie Garden and finishing with dinner on the waterfront. Limited places so BOOK NOW! To book a class or for more details go to: www.g2p.com.au or call 0429 599 053

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Coffee on the Coast

Bombora Café & Takeaway

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

A friendly, relaxed and comfortable place to enjoy a delicious meal or quality coffee with family and friends. Located at Norah Head, you will be surrounded by untouched coastal headlands, numerous beaches and swimming spots including the child friendly rock pool. We are open 7 days for breakfast and lunch and have a fabulous dinner menu on Friday and Saturday nights. Bombora is licensed so why not enjoy a quiet drink during happy hour from 4-6pm Friday and Saturday. We have a selection of fresh homemade cakes to compliment a coffee made from Marricho beans. From the team at Bombora, we hope to serve you soon! Corner of Mitchell Street and Bungary Road Norah Head. Phone: 4397 2690.

Licks Ice Cream

MADE ON-SITE

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

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, Locals discounts. boutique blend of 7 beans from 3 different Something Special. Something Unique. continents to create a sweet, mocha-chocolaty coffee second to none. Latte, espresso, cappuccino, with soy,Includes: skim, Lunch, refreshments, or any which way you like it! If you prefer a gardening work book and free gift to decaffeinated blend we serve an organic coffee take home. from the same boutique blender. And staying with the organic we serve camomile, green teas, or peppermint tea. Enjoy with a homemade macadamia brownie, ‘A feast for the eyes and the taste buds!” or our famous macadamia scones with Serving Glee Coffee, T2 Tea strawberry jam and fresh whipped cream. & Blackbird Hot Chocolate.

104 PACIFIC STREET – TOOWOON BAY 4333 6742 twobirdsgallery.com.au

Firefly Bistro

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

Lazumba Coffee, a selection of Teas, light meals and home made treats. 4356 1836 34 Macadamia Lane Wyong Creek

SHOP 4 Railway Square, Wyong Ph 4355 1510 Open 7 days Mon to Sat 6.30am to 5pm Sun 6.30am to 2.30pm

Located in the Ken Duncan Gallery 414 Central Coast Hwy Erina Heights 4365 6955

Open 7days

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ECBC 2012 Cessnock Country Music Festival The following dates, 25th to 27th May 2012 have been announced for the 6th ECBC Cessnock Country Music Festival, to be held at East Cessnock Bowling Club, Cessnock. We are delighted to announce our Saturday evening show will be presented to us by the 4 Highwaymen, Bruce McCumstie as Willie Nelson, Rob Wilson as Waylon Jennings, Bryen Willems as Kris Kristofferson and Alan Bowles as Johnny Cash, celebrating the memories of four great legends. This show played to a sold out audience at Tamworth Country Music Festival this year. Well worth seeing. On Friday night we are presenting country superstar Gina Jeffreys who is celebrating 20 years since winning the Toyota Star Maker Quest, marking the start of a remarkable career taking Gina to the top of the country music industry. Gina will be supported by 4 lovely up and coming young ladies, who she is mentoring, who perform as The Apprentices. There will be more than 20 great artists performing over the weekend including on Saturday, Luke Austen, Victoria Baillie, Mitchell Shadlow, Tara Naysmith, Victoria McGee, Shahnae Pakoti and the Viper Creek Band.

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Sunday will also be a great day of country music with Dianne Lindsay and Peter Simpson, Karen Lynne, Peter Pratt,Bruce McCumstie, Steve Passfield, Slim Newton, and Lee Forster. Festival Organsier, Rhonda Astill, said “We are pleased to be presenting an outstanding line-up of artists over the weekend and we feel privileged to be supported by East Cessnock Bowling Club, Cessnock City Council, Reg Lindsay Rodeo Promotions, Britton Morrison, Bink Creative, Haymans Electrical & Data Suppliers Maitland, Vintage Motor Inn Cessnock and Country Music Capital News “Secretary Manager of the ECBC, Marlene Hartog, has once again committed great support for the event by providing the perfect venue.” Ticket enquiries and bookings can be made at East Cessnock Bowling Club 02 4990 1444 from the 1st April 2012. For further information contact Rhonda Astill, Festival Organiser, 02 4990 6861 Or email rhondaastill@bigpond.com We are on Facebook “Cessnock Country Music Festival 2011”


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Award Winning

Wine

Innovative Italian Menu Saltimbocca

Slow cooked Duck leg with speck and cannellini beans House made Tiramisu

Olives

Shiraz Sangiovese Pinot Grigio

Dine Extra Virgin Olive Oils Tapenades Caramalised Balsamic Fresh Olives Dukkah

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Guesthouse

Mulla Villa

BANJOS

BUSHLAND RETREAT

The Ultimate Escape A Magical Retreat ... hugged by bush and wildlife!  

Catering for weddings, romantic getaways, dine by candlelight or under the stars, sip a glass of local wine near the pool, enjoy a spa en suite with r/c air in all inclusive packages, set on 100 acres of pristine Australian country side. Families welcomed, organic produce served.

• Offering just 3 luxury 5 Star lodges (2 - 24 guests) • Exclusive recreational facilities • High energy activities to total relaxation • Come and enjoy our wonderful retreat & fabulous wildlife! Summer Hill Road,Vacy 2421 Ph: (02) 9403 3388 Email: bookings@banjosretreat.com.au

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

3174 Great Northern Road Wollombi Phone 02 4998 3254

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Moments in the Light Exhibition & book signing The Ken Duncan Gallery will launch a fantastic new exhibition of the stunning work of one of Australia’s best up and coming photographer’s – Steve Fraser. Both Ken Duncan & Steve Fraser will be appearing at the Ken Duncan Gallery across the weekend of 12th & 13th May, to launch the event. Come and meet two of Australia’s best landscape photographers, have them personally hand sign and of your purchases on the day and answer all you photographic questions. The Sanctuary Café will also be having a very special 2 course lunch on Sunday 13th May with live music by Kim Cannon, for $55pp. Bookings are essential and can be made directly through the Sanctuary Café on 4365 6955. What: Who: Where: When: More Info:

Moments in the Light Exhibition & Book signing Ken Duncan & Steve Fraser Ken Duncan Gallery, 414 The Entrance Road, Erina Heights NSW 2260 Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th May 2012 from 10am – 4pm Ph: 4367 6701 E: erina@kenduncan.com

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