1. Doing it For Our Farmers and Ladies Family Fun Day
Saturday May 11 // Paceway Tamworth // 10am – 3pm
An incredible day focusing on women’s mental health and highlighting the work of our farmers in this drought-stricken region.
Gold coin donation, Horse events, ute show with great prizes, live entertainment, market stalls, cake stalls, Mother’s Day Stalls, raffles, jumping castle, face painting.
A focus on women’s mental health, with several rural health organisations represented on the day.
2. Tamworth Musical Society’s Beauty and the Beast
Saturday May 11 and Sunday May 12 // Capitol Theatre // 2pm
A talented cast, orchestra and crew have put together a stunning version of the Disney Classic film, Beauty and the Beast.
Tying together the three pillars of singing, dancing and acting, the Musical Society have been rehearsing since January—quite a long rehearsal for any production!
For many of the cast, performing in an iconic Disney stage production is a dream come true, especially for Bill who plays ‘The Beast’ and Cara who plays ‘Belle’.
To find out a little bit more out about the production and the people behind the characters (including Bill and Cara), JB caught up with the Tamworth Musical Society this week.
Check out the interview with JB here.
Why not head along to this magical performance on Saturday and Sunday!
Get your tickets from Destination Tamworth, the Capitol Theatre box office or online at Entertainment Venues.
3. Get your sport fix this Saturday!
Saturday May 11 // various locations and times
Between Womens Rugby Union, Basketball and the Premier League, there’s plenty for the sports fan this weekend!
Start your Saturday off with the Central North Rugby Union Women's 7's Round 5 with Quirindi vs Gunnedah, Barraba and Gwydir v Narrabri. On a BYE this week are the Pirates, Moree and Inverell.
Looking to the Woodleys Isuzu Ute Northern Inland Premier League Round 6, check out South Armidale vs OVA at the New England Mutual Armidale Sports Ground from 3pm, the North Companions vs North Armidale at Riverside 3B from 3pm, and the Demon Knights vs East Armidale at Rologas also from 3pm. Tamworth FC BYE.
Finish off your weekend with the Tamworth Thunderbolts vs Central Coast Crusaders at the Tamworth Sports Dome from 6pm.
4. Mother’s Day Lunch at CH on Peel
Sunday May 12 // CH on Peel
Mum deserves a day off from cooking, so why not take her down to CH on Peel for a special Mother’s Day treat.
Serving a gorgeous 3 course lunch are CH on Peel for only $49pp including a glass of sparkling wine and a box of chocolates for Mum—what an absolute deal.
Plus, you can win brownie points against your siblings for giving her the best day out.Make sure you book early to avoid disappointment (and so you don’t have to subject your mum to some terrible cooking).
Call the CH on Peel on 6766 7260 or book online here.
5. Quota Monthly Markets
Saturday May 11 // Rosa-Lee Park // from 8am
Why not hop in the car and make a trip out to Quirindi and discover all there is to find at the Quota Monthly Markets.
There’s lots of treats available for Mother’s Day, including craft goods and bric-a-brac, perfect if you’re running out of time to get mum a present.
You can also find some excellent produce, local honey, plants and jewellery.Not to mention all books are $5 per bag, so get along and check it out.
This is the Quirindi Quota Club’s major fundraiser for the year so make sure you get down and support the community.
6. Kokedama Workshops for Mother’s Day
Sunday May 12 // Weswal Gallery // 10.30am and 12.30pm
Weswal Gallery, in conjunction with A Dash of Green, will be running Kokedama making workshops this Mothers Day!
If you’ve never heard of Kokedama, it is the Japanese art of creating an ornamental ball of soil covered with moss.
Workshops starting from 10:30am or 12:30pm and are $60 per ticket, including all supplies as well as tea and coffee—a gorgeous morning out for your mum.
For more information or to book your spot visit the Weswal Gallery website. While you’re down there check out the stunning exhibition “Drawn to Bush”, by artist Lesyle Cole—who utilises deep colours and interesting brush strokes to create her bush-themed subjects.
7. Tamworth Growers Markets
Saturday May 11 // Kable Avenue
Saturday mornings are for coffee and shopping, and what better place to be than the Tamworth Growers Markets on Kable Avenue out the front of Hopscotch.
Support local by grabbing a gorgeous sourdough loaf from Reverence Sourdough, and check out the other local growers goodies!
There’s plants, oils, pastries, olives, fresh fruit and vegetables—so that’s about half the shopping right there!
Don’t forget to check out the skin care as well.
Remember how important it is to shop local and support the local growers from around the region.
8. Mother’s Day at the Kootingal Bowling Club
Sunday May 12 // Kootingal Bowling Club // 1pm
Another excellent option for mum this weekend—or just a lovely Sunday out at the Kootingal Bowling Club.
Enjoy the very popular Chinese smorgasbord available for lunch, and be serenaded by Sally-Anne Whitten from 1pm.
9. Gin High Tea at The Welders Dog
Sunday May 12 // The Welders Dog // 2pm
This isn’t your regular high tea. It’s a cheeky one.
The Welders Dog have teamed up with China Billy to give you the perfect Sunday afternoon out.
Sample a range of specialty gins expertly paired with a lovely afternoon tea including, three savoury items, scones with jam and cream, and three petite desserts.
All accompanied by a cocktail on arrival plus two craft gins expertly curated by the The Welder’s Dog team.
The perfect occasion for treating Mum, escaping children or simply catching up with friends over a couple of drinks and a decadent afternoon tea.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to enquire about special dietary requirements.
10. Quirindi Polocrosse Carnival
Saturday May 11, Sunday May 12 // Quirindi Racecourse // 8.30am
Check out this very welcoming and spectator friendly sport and support YOUR local team this weekend at the Quirindi Show Ground.
A massive weekend for Quirindi with the opens, women's, juniors and sub-juniors competitions happening over the weekend.
Competitors have the chance to win over $15,000 in prizes!
It all starts 8.30 am with finals happening from midday Sunday.