This year marks the 130th anniversary of Tamworth being the first town in Australia to have municipal electric street lighting in 1888.
To celebrate the City of Light, Tamworth Regional Gallery will hold an art exhibition showcasing the work of some of the region’s most talented artists.
The exhibition will explore the City of Light theme and pay homage to Tamworth’s rich history of illuminating the night.
A JAM-PACKED weekend to declutter or pick up a bargain, the Tamworth Garage Sale Trail is on this weekend.
It’s the fourth year Tamworth Regional Council and Northern Inland Waste have made the event happen.
With loads of garage sales being held across the region, the Garage Sale Trail is sure to have something for everyone. For more on where to find a bargain, head to garagesaletrail.com.au.
Tamworth Outlaw Hot rod Club will be running their 2nd Moonshine Rumble Mud Run.
This will be held at the Bendemeer Rodeo Grounds October 20 and 21. Visiting Spectators can gain access on Saturday 20th October
The Manilla Bowling Club will take on a hue of pink this Sunday for a charity bowls day for the Cancer Council.
The day will kick off at 10am with entrants encouraged to get there half an hour beforehand.
Cost: Entry is $10 and includes a barbecue lunch. There will also be a raffle.
Anyone wishing to register can head to the Manilla Bowling Club or give them a call on 6785 1632.
Art and music are combining for a special concert in the grounds of Langford at the Walcha Mountain Festival on Sunday, October 21, when Goldheist and James Needham will take us on a magical journey.
Food and beverage vendors will be open throughout the day, and there will be plenty of free children’s activities and market stalls.
The classic car display is back, and this year it will also include motorbikes, engines and chainsaws. There will be hourly guided tours of Langford House, and model boats from acclaimed scale model builder Russ French will be on display on the dam.
The fun starts on Saturday October 20, with the PKF Road Ride Challenge, the Walcha Farmers’ Markets in McHattan Park and the Billy Cart Challenge followed by live music at the Commercial Hotel.
The popular Quilt Exhibition opens on Friday night in Langford’s Woolshed and will remain open on Saturday and Sunday from 9am until 4pm.
The Australian Museum is working on the world-leading citizen-science project called FrogID.
This initiative is focused on one of our most threatened animal groups – frogs. The rapid disappearance of frogs is a warning about the rate of environmental change as their physiology makes them highly sensitive to changes on land and in water.
To help educate the local community about the issues facing our frogs, a team member from the Australian Museum will be hosting a FrogID workshop at Bunnings Warehouse Tamworth!
They will present on local frogs, the Frog ID project and results, lifecycle, habitats and have some question time at the end.
This is a great opportunity for families to come and learn more about frogs and how they can help, a great initiative to get kids involved in.
While some events associated with this weekend’s Outlander Gathering are now fully booked, there are still ways to join in the fun.
The gathering at the Standing Stones is now booked out, and residents and visitors should note that the road to the area will be closed for the weekend.
There are tickets still available for the Outlandish Dinner on Saturday night, at the Hereford Steakhouse, which will be transformed for the night into the Palace of Versailles.
The dinner starts at 6.30pm for 7pm.
Tickets are $50 per person, which includes live entertainment. Phone 6732 1355 to book.
Also this weekend, the Glen Innes Opportunity Shop will be having a Scottish themed sale.
Outlander is a TV series about a fictional wartime nurse who finds herself transported back to the Scotland of 1743.
Everyone is invited to dress up as their favourite Outlander character as Glen Innes becomes the set, and we all become the cast.
Tamworth Regional Council together with the NSW Government is very excited to present 'An evening with Phill Nosworthy', as part of Small Business month in October. It is a fantastic opportunity to have someone of Phill's calibre come and present to our region. We hope you can join us for this unique experience.
Phill Nosworthy is the founder of Switch Inc., a multi-disciplined executive coach, global speaker and influential change-maker in the area of making business and life meaningful.
His powerful messages serve as a catalyst; inspiring and challenging audiences with conversations on leadership, personal branding, staff engagement and client experience.
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