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Senior's Festival Events - Book Now!

Seniors Festival: 13-24 April 2021 

Are you 50-ish? Do not worry we will not be checking ID!

Come an experience what is on offer - all Council events are FREE this year, however, tickets are required! 

Book in now to avoid disappointment!

Click here to go direct to our bookings page for all events

Any questions contact Erin Adams, Cultural Development Officer and Aged and Disability Officer at Council 02 4868 0888 erin.adams@wsc.nsw.gov.au  

Join Susannah Fullerton, OAM FRSN, popular speaker and distinguished literary scholar, for an engaging presentation. Discover which books brought about social, political, racial, sexual and literary change? Find out how fiction and imagined characters have altered the world for the better, and the worse.

Friday 16 April 
10:00 am – 11:30 am
Mittagong RSL Carrington Room, Old Hume Highway, Mittagong

Listen to a panel of three lifestyle experts, professionals in their field to help you feel and move better for longer!

Darren Caves - Clinical Natropath who is a muskoskeletal specialist

Fiona Davis - from Bowral Yoga Space

Elly Grenfell, Nutritionist from Health Harmony

Mt Emyard will provide light refreshments

Monday 19 April 
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Mount Eymard Retirement Village, 502 Moss Vale Road, Bowral

Learn about resilience and peace with Quest for Life.

The Four Keys to Resilience and Peace outline the four key elements to creating peace/resilience in our lives:

1. Regain control over our response to life (rather than reacting as a victim)

2. Commitment to living – this is about our priorities for self-care, communication strategies and issues of forgiveness and letting go past traumas

3. Sense of challenge – finding meaning and purpose in our lives

4. Sense of connectedness – our sense of place, belonging, that we matter, we have friends we trust and our larger sense of self belonging in space and time.

Deep relaxation is essential to understanding mindfulness and to bring awareness to our reactions and our daily interactions with friends and family.

Wednesday, 14 April 
9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Dormie House, 38 Arthur Street, Moss Vale

Learn about what the Southern Highlands Welcome Centre can do for you, what services we offer and find out how you can be a visitor in your own backyard.

Tuesday, 20 April 
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Southern Highlands Welcome Centre, 62-70 Main Street, Mittagong

Are you prepared for winter or what should you be doing now to prepare for summer?

Hear about the AIDER program and free services available to Seniors.

Thursday 15 April 
10:30 am – 11:30 am
Mittagong RSL Carrington Room, Old Hume Highway, Mittagong

Enjoy a garden tour and talk on living sustainably, composting, worm farms, keeping chickens, & bees, growing your own food (making cuttings and seed saving), making citrus cleaner and making a no dig garden bed.

Thursday, 22 April 
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm 
Life at Greenlaw, 543 Moss Vale Road, Burradoo

Bee hive inspection, make your own bees wax wraps, planting for pollinators - incl. making their own lavender cuttings and tour of the Greenlaw gardens and honey tasting.

Thursday, 22 April 
10:00 am – 12:00 pm 
Life at Greenlaw, 543 Moss Vale Road, Burradoo

Inspector Alex Fooks and Aged Rights Services Manager Margaret Crothers will run each group through Seniors Safety, how to avoid scams and fraud, your rights and who can advocate for you!

Friday 23 April 
Three Sessions

9:30 am – 10:30 am
Mittagong RSL Carrington Room, Old Hume Highway, Mittagong


11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Mount Eymard Retirement Village, 502 Moss Vale Road, Bowral


2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Burrawang School of Arts, 33-35 Hoddle Street, Burrawang

Writing your memoirs will lead you into emotionally difficult territory. How much of what you write will be the truth? And how do you select what to write about?

Be prepared for a journey of self-discovery and soul-searching. Memoir writing can be a therapeutic and beneficial experience. In the Writing Your Memoir workshop, we discuss how to choose a subject, plan, focus, and begin a memoir. What makes for good subjects in memoirs?

Tuesday 13 April 
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Bradman Oval, The Library, 11 Saint Jude Street, Bowral 

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Rapunzel’s Party are Helen Archer, Louise Bell, Olive Brennan, Geralyn Cheers, Marita Luck and Glenys Trouncer. BACK by popular demand!

Sat 24 April 2021
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm AEST
The Venue, 44 Station Street, Bowral

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Join us for an afternoon of comedy!

A great line up that will be sure to get you giggling!

Join Gary Eck, Dave Williams, Daniel Townes and Mat Wakefield!

Thursday, 15 April 2021
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm 
Mittagong RSL Carrington Room, Old Hume Highway, Mittagong

The Southern Highlands Concert Band is pleased to present a celebration of marching music in March Mania and More. The capacity of music to inspire humans to astonishing feats is best exemplified in the power of march tunes. This concert will present a number of exciting examples from John Williams to the River Kwai. These will be presented within the Band’s usual eclectic mix to ensure a fun-filled afternoon for everyone. Unfortunately, Covid regulations will require you to remain seated during this concert!!

Sunday, 18 April 
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Moss Vale Services Club Auditorium, Argyle Street, Moss Vale
Join John Michael Brain and participate in a community art program and paint your own portrait! There are only 8 spaces available, bookings essential and you must be able to provide a photograph 7 days before. After the class you will have painted your very own portrait that you will be proud to hang!

Tuesday, 20 April
12:00 pm – 3:00 pm 
Centennial Vineyards, 252 Centennial Road, Bowral

Join us for a guided tour and morning tea!

The Southern Highlands is home to arguably the highest concentration of artists and artisans in rural Australia. In fact, the nation’s top three painters ~ John Olsen, Tim Storrier and Ben Quilty ~ are all based here.

The SHAC ~ Southern Highlands Artisans Collective ~ is a not-for-profit organisation building a vibrant creative hub in the old potato shed (next to The Big Potato) in Robertson NSW, bringing together some of the most talented artists and artisans in the Highlands under one roof.


There are two sessions:
Book Here - Session 1: 10.00am 
Book Here - Session 2: 10.45am

“Come and Try" dance and morning tea at Henley Brae Retirement Village.

Have you been missing travelling to different countries? Do you miss the sounds of music from those ancient places? Come and try some simple traditional dances in easy steps as a different form of gentle exercise.

It's social as well as gently mobilising.

Monday, 19 April
10:00 am – 11:30 am
Henley Brae Retirement Village, The Pavilion, Etheridge Street, Mittagong

Formed in 1985 the Jive Bombers have been performing constantly all around Australia at music festivals, clubs and functions. They have won prestigious music awards for both jazz (APRA music awards 2001) and rock n roll (Wintersun Festival 2002) and have gained praise as one of the finest bands in the country. With the return of Don Hopkins on piano/vocals the Jive Bombers are back to their original line up, almost, and we now have Mark Roulston on double bass/vocals.

The music ranges from swing, blues, rock n roll, boogie woogie, New Orleans funk and latin.

Saturday, 17 April 
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Moss Vale Services Club Auditorium, Argyle Street, Moss Vale

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Come join us for a lovely morning at the movies!

"6 Minutes to Midnight"
War/Drama ‧ 1h 42m

Summer 1939. Influential families in Nazi Germany have sent their daughters to a finishing school in an English seaside town to learn the language and be ambassadors for a future looking National Socialist. A teacher there sees what is coming and is trying to raise the alarm. But the authorities believe he is the problem.

Thursday, 22 April 
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
The New Empire Cinema, 327 Bong Bong Street, Bowral

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