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The Daily Telegraph (Sydney) - Best Weekend - - NEWS -

STEAM TRAINS

Trans­port Her­itage Expo, Cen­tral Sta­tion and City; June 6-8, 9.30am4pm, train rides adult $25, conc $20, child $15, bus rides gold coin do­na­tion, dis­plays free, trans­porther­ita­gensw.com.au Steam trains will blast out of the past over the Queen’s Birth­day Week­end as part of the 2015 Trans­port Her­itage Expo. Book on­line to ride a steam train on a 75-minute re­turn trip from Cen­tral to Clyde. Watch the Great Train Race from 3.35pm next Satur­day from Cen­tral to Strath­field and see dis­plays of his­toric NSW trains, in­clud­ing red rat­tlers that formed part of the first ser­vice across the Har­bour Bridge. You can also catch a clas­sic dou­ble decker bus through the CBD.

ART EX­HI­BI­TION

Pittwa­ter Artists Trail Win­ter Ex­hi­bi­tion, Avalon Beach Surf Club, Bar­ren­joey Rd, Avalon Beach; June 6 10am-5pm and 5.30pm-8pm, June 7 10am-5pm, June 8 10am2pm, pittwa­t­er­artist­strail.com.au Nor­mally you visit Pittwa­ter artists in their stu­dios but over the long week­end they will all be show­ing in one place. Check out paint­ings, ce­ram­ics, flame­work glass, lith­o­graphs, jew­ellery and more. All work is for sale.

CON­CERT

Slim Dusty Birth­day Bash, Tivoli, Rooty Hill RSL Club, 55 Sher­brooke St, Rooty Hill; June 11, 7.30pm, $135, rooty­hillrsl.com.au Top coun­try mu­sic acts, in­clud­ing Golden Gui­tar win­ners Am­ber Lawrence and Luke O’Shea, head­line the en­ter­tain­ment at this cel­e­bra­tion of Aussie mu­sic icon Slim Dusty. Hosted by Ray Hadley, the an­nual event cel­e­brates Slim’s birth on June 13, 1927. The price cov­ers en­ter­tain­ment and a two-course meal.

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