2TM'S Top 10 Things To Do This Weekend
1. NCHA Futurity
May 29 until June 9 // AELEC Tamworth
The NCHA Cutting Futurity is back from May 29 to June 9, so don’t miss out on one of the biggest and richest indoor sporting horse events in the Southern Hemisphere!
Cutting has been around for over 100 years but was only introduced to Australia in 1967, making its way to the Sydney Royal Easter Show in 1968 as a main arena attraction.
Horsemen and women from all over Australia were immediately engaged by the skill and ability required by both horse and rider for “Cutting”.
In a cutting contest, horse and rider have two and a half minutes to work two or three beasts and keep them from returning to the herd.
The Annual NCHA Cutting Futurity attracts more than 500 competitors and pays out over $700,000 in cash and prizes over the duration of the event.
Check it out at the home of the NHCA, the Australian Equine and Livestock Events Centre.
2. The Collective Exhibition
Saturday June 1 // Powerhouse Tamworth // 6pm
If wine was already on your to do list this weekend, why not combine art and fashion and get along to an amazing exhibition happening at the Powerhouse Tamworth on Saturday night.
This collaboration evening showcases the local talents of Australian Contemporary Artist Tony La Chiusa; Fashion Designer, Stylist and Retailer Eifla Hardman from The Other Shop Clothing Boutique; and award winning Winemaker Mark Kirkby of Topper’s Mountain Wines.
You might even recognise Tony La Chiusa’s version of Al Capone in The Press!
Send your RSVP’s in via Facebook or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
It’s free entry, so that’s a perfect night right there!
3. Swingin’ on a Sunday with Emma Pask
Sunday June 2 // Capitol Theatre // 2pm
Enjoy an afternoon of Jazz with Emma Pask and the 2340 Big Band at the Capitol Theatre this Sunday!
If you’ve never had the pleasure of hearing Emma sing, it’s worth nothing that Emma has by request performed at the wedding of Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban and had the honour of singing for Diana, the late Princess of Wales.
She has also supported American music legend George Benson on his Australian tour.
The special guests supporting Emma are Kate Armstrong and Brad Gill and with the 2340 big band behind them, it’s sure to be a stellar afternoon of jazz.
Grab your tickets today from entertainmentvenues.com!
4. Sunday sesh at the Currabubula Pub
Sunday June 2 // Currabubula Pub // 1pm
While the sun is high, why not head out to the Currabubula Pub from 1pm and get around their monthly Sunday sesh!
‘Small Town Rumours’, the local house band at the Curra pub are perfectly set up to have any walk up artists join in!
What a better way to spend your arvo, than by playing some tunes and kicking back.
There’s a kid’s play area plus the café and restaurant open for when you get peckish.
For updates and information, follow the Curra Pub Sessions on Facebook.
5. Travel Expo
Saturday June 2 // Travel Associates Tamworth // 9am - 3pm
See the team at Travel Associates Tamworth for some of the best deals in travel.
If you’ve been dreaming of a sunshine getaway, an adrenaline packed snow season or just want a quick trip that gets you away for the weekend, get down today!
Save serious dollars and get some great travel advice from the girls at Travel Associates.
Ros, Michelle and the team will get you some amazing deals and help you plan your next big adventure.
Find them opposite Ray Walsh house in Peel Street and while you’re there, help support Tamworth BMX by buying a sausage from the barbie out front too!
6. Bingara Salt Caves
Saturday June 1 // 30 Maitland Street, Bingara // 9am – 12.30pm
Why not try something you’ve perhaps NEVER done before and head to Bingara Saturday morning and try out the revolutionary Salt Cave.
The health benefits to salt caves reach as far as helping chronic respiratory allergies and even cystic fibrosis.
Why not try out a session alone or with the family, relax and refresh your skin.
Before you leave, check out the gorgeous giftware in store.
Open till 12.30pm Saturdays, why not book into the Sapphire Salt Cave—just $30 for adults, children $10 and infants are free.
Phone 67241974 to book today!
7. Tamworth Astronomy Monthly Meeting
Saturday June 1 // Tamworth Botanical Gardens // 6.30pm
Ever look up at the sky and wonder what’s out there? Why not head along to the Tamworth Astronomy’s telescope viewing night.
It all starts with an astronomy presentation at 7pm and Saturday’s speaker is Grant Quinn discussing the topic, ‘The Sun—our Star”.
From 7.30pm the telescope viewing will commence and this is a great time to learn more about the our Southern skies and see it through a real telescope.
Combine the night with the tea, coffee or hot chocolate and biscuits provided and you’ve got a perfect night.
The Club conducts its telescope viewing sessions in the grassed area adjoining the Training Room, weather permitting and there’s an alternative indoor program in the case of cloudy weather.
If you aren't a member and are interested in attending one of our Monthly Astronomy Meeting and Telescope Viewing Nights, please contact our Vice-President on 0458 772 747 or send an e-mail to email@example.com.
Visitors are always welcome—come along and see the wonders of our universe!
8. Tamworth Growers Markets
Saturday June 1 // Kable Avenue, Tamworth // 8am – 12.30pm
Drop into the Tamworth Growers Markets on Kable Ave from 8am—you never know what delicious delights will await you as it’s different every week!
Enjoy a delicious market cooked breakfast, fresh pastry, browse the fresh local produce, plants, skincare, and all sorts of other locally grown and produced goodies.
It is completely not for profit and community run. Our stallholders offer products that are fresh, seasonal and hand-crafted.
Expect to see Madirazza Produce, The Backyarders’ Table, Fe Fi Fo, Belwood Grove, Susie’s Kitchen and Rossco’s Honey, Tamworth Beekeeping Supplies, The Conscious Farmer AND MORE!
Tamworth Growers Markets are also taking applications from interested stallholders, and are happy to feature local growers.
So if you're interested in your garden, baked goods or product being featured head to the website, www.tamworthgrowersmarket.com.au.
9. New Age Caravans Expo
Saturday June 1, Sunday June 2 // AELEC Stadium // 9 – 4pm
Are you a traveller at heart? Moving into the coveted semi-retired Grey Nomad phase of your life?
Well head on down to the New Age Caravans Expo at the AELEC Stadium.
It’s free entry and to find out all you need to know on the newest caravan models, the team are happy to chat and answer all your questions.
You can also schedule a VIP Appointment with the New Age team here.
Don’t wait for your next trip to Newcastle to talk to this incredible team and find the best caravan for you, get down to the AELEC this weekend!
10. The View From 1919
From Saturday June 1 // Tamworth Regional Gallery
Visit Tamworth Regional Gallery and marvel at “The View From 1919”!
Marking the 100th anniversary of the Tamworth Regional Gallery, this exhibition is extremely special as it focuses on the original collection and its donors; and the social and cultural time when these works were produced.
This exhibition is incredibly important to the history of Tamworth and is an expression of its links to the wider artistic world in Australia.
Key art works from the Gallery’s founder John Salvana, Hans Heysen, Sydney Long, Elioth Gruner, Norman Lindsay, Lionel Lindsay, Grace Cossington-Smith, Margaret Preston and Grace Crowley all feature in the exhibition.
This will be running from Saturday June 1 until July 28.