DUBBO CITY LIFE
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.