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Newcastle Discovered - May 2014 by Newcastle Discovered

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A NEWCASTLE LOCAL EVENTS GUIDE WITH ALAISDAIR DEWAR

SNOW WHITE & THE 7 DWARVES SPECTACULAR MAY 3RD 2014 HUNTER THEATRE, CAMERON STREET BROADMEADOW. Chakras Performing Arts are putting on a special matinee performance of their Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs spectacular on Saturday 3rd May at 2.30pm at the Hunter School of Performing Arts Hunter Theatre, Cameron St Broadmeadow. The event will be a visual feast celebrating the multicultural diversity of dance and drama including Indigenous, Indian, African and classical ballet styles. All money raised from this event will be used to support the youth programs at The St Vincent de Paul Society, Maitland/Newcastle. Tickets are $30.00 and may be purchased by calling St Vincent de Paul Society on (02) 4967 6277 or emailing maitland.newcastle@vinnies.org.au Book: 4967 6277 or email maitland.newcastle@vinnies.org.au

THE COLOR RUN MAY 11 2014 NEWCASTLE JOCKEY CLUB, BROADMEADOW The Swisse Color Run is the Happiest 5k on the Planet! This fabulous five kilometre fun run with a colourful twist hits Newcastle this May. Participants of all ages and fitness levels start in white clothing and finish the course covered in colour. After completing the run, Color Runners enjoy the Finish Festival, a colour party of epic proportions, featuring DJs and massive colour throws! To register, go to thecolorrun.com.au/newcastle/2014-05-11/ Individual tickets: $60.50 per person Groups of 4+ people: $55.50 per person Each group team member must register individually to secure their spot before registrations fill up.   Kids 5yo and under free. Book – 1300 882 058

NEWCASTLEDISBOY & BEAR MAY 17 2014 NEWCASTLE PANTHERS Boy and Bear with special guests Auditorium 1, Saturday 17th May 2014. Doors Open 8.00pm, Show Time 8.30pm. Presale Cash $35 + booking fee, Door $40.00. All ages Standing only. “The past 12-months have taken home-grown band Boy & Bear on a whirlwind journey, which has allowed little time for rest. After spending eight months recording their sophomore album, Harlequin Dream, which was released in August and debuted at number one in the ARIA Albums Chart. Book – 49266200 or email Newcastle@panthers.com.au

BETWEEN THE LINES MAY 23 2014 4 women, 4 stories, set in a local library where all is not black and white! Between the Lines is a 2-Act comedy/drama set to original live music. As each character reveals her story progressively, we read between the lines and look behind the mask to discover that there is always more to the story than first perceived. Book – 0421 072 444 or email bookings@maureen.com.au

THREE VILLAGE ART FESTIVAL 24TH-25TH MAY 2014 VILLAGES OF PATERSON, VACY AND GRESFORD The 3-Village Art Festival is the first of its kind, a significant and unique four-day event celebration of the arts held amongst the three picturesque and historic villages of Paterson, Vacy and Gresford situated in the Paterson and Allyn River Valleys. Starting at Tocal Agriculture College, about 20 minutes from Maitland on the Dungog Road, festival goers will travel between the villages viewing a wide range of works from some of the regions talented artists and photographers while enjoying the magnificent countryside, with its diversity of small farms and villages. At each Village (about 6km apart) art, photography, sculpture, woodwork and numerous other examples of visual arts will be displayed. There will also be market stalls, vintage car and bike displays, as well as children's activities and entertainment to keep the whole family entertained. Visitors will also be able to enjoy side trips to an eclectic mix of rural highlights, from the picturesque Camyr Allan Winery, to Bunna Bunoo Olive Grove and Tar-10 foods & condiments. A variety of accommodation is also available for Festival goers, including the stunning Eagle Reach Eco-resort and the magnificent CBC Bed and Breakfast in King St, Patterson. A range of classic Aussie pubs in East Gresford, Vacy and Paterson offer traditional country pub surroundings as well as good food. The 3-Village Art Festival will truly ensure that there is indeed something for everyone! When: Saturday 24th- Sunday 25th May 2014 Where: The village of Paterson, Vacy and Gresford in the Paterson and Allyn River Valleys located in the beautiful Hunter Valley. Contact Graham Murphy 0416116009 or email graham@gabes.com.au

WORLDS BIGGEST CAR BOOT SALE 25 MAY 2014 HUNTER STADIUM Contact – www.carbootsale.org.au

Holiday Guide - Newcastle Discovered by Newcastle Discovered

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ISSUE_8_DRAFTStuck with a bunch of kids these school holidays? Nope me either, but just in case you are we have you covered! Look at our guide below to find out what to do this month! Blackbutt Reserve / Newcastle Permanent Junior Rangers Program Date: 23rd January 2014 Time: 10am – 12pm Cost: Free Location: Top flat, Richley Reserve Call 4904 3344 for more information Newcastle Art Gallery / ArtCart Dates: Every Saturday and Sunday in January Time: 10:30am – 12:30pm Cost: Free No need to book

Fort Scratchley / Historic Site Open every day except Tuesday Time: 10am – 4pm Book a family tour (two adults and two children) Cost: $30 per family. Sunday 26 – Special Australia Day special firing of the guns

Charlestown Square / Entertainment Pass Available anytime of any-day Here’s what the pass includes: 1 Children’s movie ticket at Reading Cinemas (excludes Titan XC and Gold Lounge movies) plus one small popcorn 1 game of Bowling or Laser Skirmish at Strike 30 minutes FREE play at Timezone – plus unlimited standard & ticket games and 50 pre-loaded Powertickets 60 minutes Quickplay at Megamania 1 Pie Face kids pack with 1 mini pie or 1 mini sausage roll & 1 cookie 1 Boost Juice Kid’s size juice or smoothie All of this for only $35 (Retail value of $58) save $23! You can buy the Entertainment Pass at the Customer Service Desk which is located on level 1 in front of JB HI FI.

Westfield Kotara Free movies every Thursday night at 6pm in the Food Court 2/1: Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 9/1: Tangled 16/1: Finding Nemo 23/1: Bee Movie 30/1: Toy Story Hopefully there is something there that will entertain and amuse kiddies and the family to help get through the long summer holidays. Stay safe and have a great one ☺ Don’t forget to Like us on Facebook! NewcastleDiscovered