2TM's Top Ten Things to Do
1. NATIONAL PRIMARY GAMES
Saturday 20th & Sunday 21st July // Tamworth
The National Primary Games is a festival of sport for children aged U8-14 (Year 3-8) from across the country competing over two days in a Carnival atmosphere hosted by the Northern Inland Academy of Sport in the beautiful city of Tamworth. The sports on offer include Netball, Football, Rugby League, Tennis, Wheelchair Basketball and Gymnastics. The NPG embraces inclusivity, enjoyment, friendship in sport and sportsmanship as its core values all of which are celebrated through the Spirit of the Olympics. The NPG is supported by the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) who will be providing Olympians as special guests in support of this festival of sport, along with other high profile performers to entertain the children and their families at a special function throughout the weekend.
Find more information at www.nationalprimarygames.com.au
2. PIRATES LADIES DAY
Saturday 20TH July // 12pm // Ken Chillingworth Oval //
Come along and watch the Pirates play Scone in a special Ladies Day afternoon, supporting local breast cancer programs and facilities. There's raffles, a players calcutta, and an auction, with a bit of extra entertainment. There are limited tickets available which includes 10 drink tokens, entry into the game, chances to win prizes plus food and grazing boards. This is amazing value for an amazing day ahead. The theme is pink pride of course, so we hope to see you pink-ified! Tickets available from www.piratesrfctamworth.org.au
3. BACK TO MOONBI DAY
Sunday 21st July // 10am // Moonbi Museum
Join the Moonbi Museum Committee for a family fun day to celebrate the completion of the Moonbi Museum. Proceedings will commence at 10am with the unveiling of the official plaque at 11am. There'll be a sausage sizzle, morning and afternoon tea, stalls and attractions--including the Moonbi Art Group and the Kootingal-Moonbi Rural Fire Brigade Display. Call Claudette (manager) 6760 3110 for more info.
4. 2019 NSW HILLCLIMB CHAMPIONSHIPS
Saturday 20TH July // 12pm // Oakburn Park
It's round 6 of the Mantic Clutch Cams New South Wales Hillclimb championships and it's here in Tamworth at Oakburn Speedway! It's all happening this weekend, so head down to either watch the practice from 12pm noon on Saturday, with the race getting underway 9:30am, Sunday. There's free spectator admission with a full canteen available. For more information check out hillclimbnsw.com.
5. THE YOUNG KING
Saturday 20th July // 1pm // TREC
A naïve boy raised by goatherds is discovered to be heir to the kingdom. Treasures and privileges are laid at his feet, but at what cost to others? The achingly beautiful and tender language of Oscar Wilde joins the intimate and magical world of internationally acclaimed Adelaide theatre company, Slingsby. In a special interactive setting, inside TRECC, this school holiday show includes a fun pre-show experience. The Young King promises to be a theatrical journey that will stay with you a life time. Tickets from destinationtamworth.com
6. NNWSJC WINTER CHAMPIONSHIPS & INDOOR SHOW JUMPING
Saturday 20TH & Sunday 21st July // 8am // AELEC //
The North & North West Show Jumping Club (NNWSJC) Winter Show Jumping Championships & Jumping NSW Indoor Show Jumping Titles. Enjoy top level Show Jumping on display across 3 rings, great family entertainment!
7. LADIES DAY IN GUNNEDAH
Saturday 20th July // 12pm // Gunnedah Rugby Club
The Gunnedah Rugby Club Ladies Day will be held this weekend, as Gunnedah takes on Quirindi! This day is expected to be the biggest day of rugby the club has, and will see, this season. To avoid disappointment be sure to secure your ticket before the event, by following the below link: https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?embed&eid=524599
8. BEER YOGA
Sunday 21st July // 12pm // Welder’s Dog Tamworth
The best of both worlds- join in a yoga session and enjoy a delicious craft beer (or drink of your choice)- all for the class fee of $25. Bookings essential- book via Welders Dog Facebook page or by calling 0417 731 035. Don’t forget your mat!
9. TAM BOULDER JAM
Saturday 20th July // 10am // Freestyle Gym, Anne St Tamworth
Perfect for athletes at all levels, why not come along and check out the Tam Boulder Jam Saturday 20th July. Bouldering is a rock-climbing discipline with enormous health benefits. If you're the thinking type of person who enjoys problem solving or a challenge, Freestyle could well suit you. It's also commonly used for highly effective cross-training. We cater for the every-day athlete through to the competitively inclined, scaled from beginners to established rock-climbers. Members have an anytime access 5am - 10pm, 7 days per week (16 yrs +).
10. PLEIN AIR PAINTING MASTERCLASS
Saturday 20th July //10am // Tamworth Regional Gallery
Plein air painting is about leaving the four walls of your studio behind and experiencing painting and drawing in the landscape. The practice goes back for centuries but was truly made into an art form by the French Impressionists. Their desire to paint light and its changing, ephemeral qualities, coupled with the creation of transportable paint tubes and the box easel—the precursor to the plein air easels of today—allowed artists the freedom to paint “en plein air,” which is the French expression for “in the open air.” This masterclass in Plein Air Painting will be led by Rowen Matthews. Rowen lives and works in the Liverpool plains of NSW, Australia.