DUBBO CITY LIFE

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ABUN­DANT sun­shine. That’s how one weather re­port reads for to­day (Thurs­day, April 5) and for many days through­out April, but we all know... win­ter is com­ing.

For­tu­nately, this week that sea­son is tak­ing the slow train, with tem­per­a­tures staying in the low 30s and just a few clouds Fri­day. Fin­gers crossed, the me­te­o­rol­o­gists have got it right!

Fri­day

WHY? Be­cause it’s another ac­tion-packed week­end in our LGA start­ing on Fri­day night with an evening with Roy.

Or­bi­son that is. Dubbo Re­gional Theatre presents a Salute to Roy Or­bi­son fea­tur­ing John Stephan ‘the voice’. Bring your tis­sues ladies, he’s got a voice like vel­vet. He was in town in Oc­to­ber last year and sang to a packed house.

John will bring to life Roy’s hits, car­ried by an ex­tra­or­di­nary four oc­tave voice and judg­ing by the re­views to this show, it’s likely to be a night to long re­mem­ber.

Satur­day

DUBBO Parkrun heads off at 8am on Satur­day (ev­ery week­end) for a five kilo­me­tre walk or run, all ages and abil­i­ties.

The Dubbo Farmer Mar­kets are on this week­end, where you can find fresh pro­duce, fruit and veg, herbs, plants, break­fast, meats, oils, jams, pre­serves... yum. 8am to 12 noon.

From 5pm, head down to the Western Plains Cul­tural Cen­tre Vic­to­ria Park No.2 oval for the Cross-cul­tural Fam­ily Cel­e­bra­tion.

Authentic food, tra­di­tional and mod­ern dances, henna and colour­ful cos­tumes from around the world. You will have a chance to learn a few Bol­ly­wood moves

too, if you’re in the mood. Bring a pic­nic blan­ket or chair.

Sun­day

FROM 8.30am, the Dubbo Show So­ci­ety hosts the Dubbo Show River­side Mar­kets at Ol­lie Rob­bins Oval on Bligh Street. Site fees are $25 if you’ve got wares to sell. Find pro­duce, bric-a-brac, busi­ness pro­mo­tions, break­fast and more, un­til 12.30pm.

From 9am, the Dubbo Ride for the Wild, will be held at Vic­to­ria Park No. 1 oval. The bike-a-thon is for all lev­els of rid­ing and is rais­ing money for Dubbo-based Global

Wildlife Con­struc­tions which will build two for­est en­clo­sures to re­ha­bil­i­tate en­dan­gered orangutans from the pro­ceeds.

The Dubbo Wagon Wheel Club is also rais­ing money for a great cause; the Royal Far West Car­ing for Coun­try Kids.

From 12 noon, they’re host­ing a sit-down two-course lun­cheon for $12 at the Ma­sonic Hall at 33 Church Street. Phone Lor­raine on 0447878373 or 68878371 for de­tails.

All Week­end

AUS­TRALIAN SPIRT, the visual art and po­etry hon­our­ing our re­turned ser­vice per­son­nel book launch and tour­ing ex­hi­bi­tion will be held on Satur­day from 1pm to 7pm and Sun­day from 11am to 6pm, with the of­fi­cial launch sched­uled for 3pm in the Jacaranda Room at the Dubbo RSL Club Re­sort.

The Wellington Boot Car­ni­val: this $150,000 horse rac­ing event makes head­lines ev­ery year for the celebs who roll into town, both two and four-legged.

The ‘Boot’ has grown to be­come the big­gest coun­try race meet in NSW where vis­i­tors and race go­ers travel from afar to par­tic­i­pate.

Fes­tiv­i­ties in­clude the Sol­diers Club Cal­cutta, coun­try rac­ing with shaded pic­nic ar­eas, Magic Mil­lions Year­ling Raf­fle Draw, Miss Wellington Boot and Fash­ions on the Field, The Carl­ton Cly­des­dale Team, jump­ing cas­tle, full bar and cater­ing fa­cil­i­ties. The Boot is run on the beau­ti­ful Wellington Race Course.

Dubbo An­tiques and Col­lectibles at 4 De­pot Road is clos­ing down as the owner, Sue, is re­tir­ing and we’re very sad to see this won­der­ful trea­sure trove dis­ap­pear. She’s hold­ing a clos­ing down sale and all stock is dis­counted, plus there’s up to 20 per cent off all fur­ni­ture.

Open Satur­day and Sun­day, 10am to 3pm, or Mon­day, Thurs­day and Fri­day, 10am to 5pm.

Next week­end:

SAVE the date for Fri­day the 13th! Rocky Hor­ror Pic­ture Show (Old Dubbo Gaol), Thirsty Merc (Dubbo RSL Club), and Roald Dahl’s Ge­orge’s Marvellous Medicine (Dubbo Re­gional Theatre).

Our Diary

EV­ERY week we pub­lish two pages packed with de­tails about events held lo­cally by a wide range of vol­un­teer, charity, church, school and com­mu­nity groups. There’s al­ways plenty go­ing on and per­haps you’d like to vol­un­teer your time too.

Hot wheels: That fab­u­lous set of wheels on our front cover this week is owned by lo­cal re­storer Darren Gers­bach, pic­tured. It’s a 1953 FX Holden and was Darren’s first car in 1980s. It spent 25 years in a shed be­fore he com­pletely re­stored it. PHOTO: WENDY MERRICK.

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