March Community Events

What's On on the Coffs Coast

Coffs Coast News Team

14 March 2019

Coffs Coast News Team

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The bcu Coffs TRI is back again for another year! Join us in beautiful Coffs Harbour. Featuring a sheltered harbour swim, scenic cycle along closed roads and a flat run around the gorgeous Jetty area. Enjoy ocean views and the sea breeze. 

The 2019 bcu Coffs TRI will have three events: 

Kids' Events:
6-7 Years Aquathon: 100m Wade, 300m Run
8-10 Years Triathlon: 100m Swim, 2.5km Bike, 500m Run
11-13 Years Triathlon: 200m Swim, 5km Bike, 1km Run

Enticer Triathlon (13yrs+): 300m Swim, 7km Bike, 2km Run 

Standard Distance Tri: featuring 1.5km Swim, 40km Cycle, 10km Run

All competitors who are members of Triathlon Australia (TA) are eligible to earn points for selection in the Australian ITU World Championship team.

For more information:

Glenreagh Community Markets

When: Saturday 2nd March
Time: 8am-12.30pm
Where: School of Arts Hall, 62 Coramba St, Glenreagh, NSW 2450

Held on the first Saturday of every month (excluding January) you will find a variety of goods including clothing, jewellery, plants, soaps, candles, books, bric-brac, cakes, jams, pickles, pies and more. While you're there, browse through the Museum and make a gold coin donation. 

For more information:

Gerry Wedd: Kitschen Man & Ripped Off Exhibition Openings

When: Friday 8th March
Time: 6-8pm
Where: Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery 

The draw of the ocean and the free-spirit of surfing, particularly in the 1960s and 70s, underlies the two exhibitions coming up at Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery: Gerry Wedd Kitschen Man and Ripped Off: Gerry’s been doing it for years … it’s about time someone else got in on the act. In these exhibitions, some of Australia’s leading artists – who also happen to surf – play with the imagery and folklore of surf culture, at the same time “taking the piss” and highlighting the humour, irreverence and anarchy that pervades the scene.

Please join us and all the artists for the opening on Friday 8 March, 6-8pm. The exhibitions run until 4th May. 

For more information visit the Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery Website

Men's Come & Try Day

When: Saturday 9th March
Time: 8.30am 
Where: Boat ramp, River Street, Mylestrom

Dragon boating is the best workout outside of a gym! If you're a man who wants to take up a new challenge, improve fitness and do more exercise while having fun and making new friends then dragon boat paddling can help you achieve all those goals. As well as the obvious fitness benefits, paddling is fun and enjoyable and creates new friendships.

The Coffs Coast Dragon Boat Club has a dynamic men’s crew and is seeking new members to expand the team. Men are invited to a Come & Try day to be held on Saturday March 9 on the Bellinger River at Mylestom. It's easy to learn the basics of dragon boating and the Coffs Coast Club has qualified coaches to train you in the right paddling techniques and is governed by Dragon Boats NSW .


For more information contact or phone 0418 953 882 to book your spot.

All About Women Satellite

When: Sunday 10th March 
Time: From 12.45pm
Where: National Cartoon Gallery at The Bunker

You don’t need to be at the Sydney Opera House on 10 March to experience the main stage action of All About Women. This annual feminist festival is designed to make you think and ask questions about gender, justice and equality.

Featuring three headline sessions and an exclusive backstage interview, the All About Women Satellite Program invites you to reflect on the past and imagine the future of feminism.

Curated by Dr Edwina Throsby, Head of Talks & Ideas at Sydney Opera House, she says: “This year’s All About Women is all about looking forward. So often we get stuck thinking about the same old problems in the same way, but this festival seeks out new voices, new perspectives and new arguments, to consider how feminism is evolving for all people, from all backgrounds, all over the world. If you want to know about where feminism is headed as a global movement, this is the festival for you.”

See for full program.

Apex Reunion

When: Thursday 14th March
Time: 6pm onwards
Where: Laurieton United Servicemens Club

The past and present members of Zone 10 of the association of Apex Clubs of Australia are holding a reunion in Laurieton on Thursday 14th March. Zone 10 stretched from Sydney up the east coast as far as Kempsey in the north. They would like to see as many past and present members attend. 

Apex was, and still is a wonderful young men's service club and was established in most towns and cities around the country. If you look, you will find an Apex Park in most country towns. Apex has been responsible for fund raising and donating millions of dollars to many and varied charities over the years. 

For more information about the reunion, contact John on 02 6559 5264 or visit

28th Annual Gem and Craft Show

When: Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th March
Time: 9am-5pm Saturday, 9am-3pm Sunday
Where: Armidale Showground

The New England Lapidary and Fossicking Club inc are pleased to hold the 28th Annual Gem and Craft Show at Armidale Showground this March. See a spectacular array of gems, rocks, crystals, jewellery, crafts, beading & lapidary books/supplies/equipment. There will also be a kids treasure hunt and fossicking activity. BBQ breakfast and lunch plus light refreshments will be available.

There will also be a raffle over the weekend with tickets drawn on Sunday 17th at the show. Tickets are $1 each with three prizes to be won. Entry to the event is free. 


For more information contact 02 6772 1001 or email

CanVan Jobs Roadshow

When: 19th March 
Time: 10am - 2pm
Location: Nambucca Heads Plaza

When: 20th & 21st March
Time: 10am-2pm
Location: Toormina gardens Shopping Centre

Need staff? Australia’s hardest working caravan – The CanVan - is travelling around the country, promoting awareness of employment services for local jobseekers and employers. The CanVan will be visiting Nambucca Plaza & Toormina Gardens Shopping Centre during the month of March. Pop in, say hi and learn about the local job market.

For more information visit 
Nambucca Plaza:
Toormina Gardens Shopping Centre:


Harmony Festival 2019

When: Sunday 31st March
Time: 9.30am-2.30pm
Where: Coffs Botanic Gardens

Come and uncover your common ground at the 13th annual Coffs Harbour Harmony Festival on Sunday 31 March at Coffs Botanic Gardens. This vibrant, welcoming, and interactive community festival hosted by the Coffs Harbour City Council, celebrates our connection to country and our diversity as a strength.

Along with the region’s finest cultural performance groups and world music acts, this year spotlights delectable and locally produced cultural food through The Melting Pot – our cultural immersion space featuring cultural cooking demos, BBQ cook-off and food market with exotic food from all corners of the globe - a mouth-tingling mix of authentic home cooking & street food.

Join in the Beats & Feets dance tent – with African, Middle Eastern and Aboriginal dance workshops, Samba drumming and cultural DJ disco. Fun for all at the Planet Coffs creative space with massive whale origami installation and creation of giant puppets - all culminating in a massive community parade, drum and dance spectacular and colour run!

For more information visit:

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