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LOCAL EVENTS & GIGS:
Live your Light-Body, Mind & Soul Christmas Expo
Sunday 3rd December at Souths Merewether from 10am-4pm $10 Entry Kids under 12 Free.
Come along and join us in our end of year expo! A great opportunity to do some Christmas shopping or treat yourself to some end of year pampering.
Psychic Mediumship readings, energy healings, crystals galore, handmade products and much more.
Huge raffle supporting Jenny's Place Domestic Violence & Homelessness Support.
SUPPORT RUBY DURING HER DOUBLE LUNG TRANSPLANT
Help parents Mel and Robbie support their daughter Ruby through this difficult time. Ruby was diagnosed in August 2009 with a rare condition called Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension at the age of 8. About 1% of people globally have this. Ruby has suffered a difficult road since being diagnosed, and now must undergo a double lung transplant when lungs become available. The costs associated will be significant. Go FundMePage for Ruby: https://www.gofundme.com/f/support-ruby-following-her-double-lung-transplant?utm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheet&utm_medium=email&utm_source=customer.
CALL OUT FOR VOLUNTEERS – 2023 VARIETY XMAS PARTY NEWCASTLE
Variety – the Children’s Charity NSW/ACT is calling out to the community to help spread joy and magical memories for Newcastle kids and families this festive season. This year’s Variety Kids Xmas Party is at McDonald Jones Stadium on December 7th. There are plenty of volunteer opportunities including Gift Bump – In Volunteer, Event Bump In and Décor Volunteer and Activities Volunteer. For more information and to apply, visit: https://www.variety.org.au/nsw/newcastle-xmas-volunteer-registration/
ARTS IN THE YARD
When: Every Saturday morning (10am – 10:45am OR 11am – 11:45am)
Where: The Lockup, 90 Hunter St Newcastle
A free public program aimed at introducing children of all ages to contemporary arts practices in an entertaining way. Each week a new activity is developed in response to work featured from the most current exhibition. To book a spot, visit: https://events.humanitix.com/arts-in-the-yard-gb7etjrd
FIRE AND RESCUE NSW (FRNSW)
Fire and Rescue NSW is calling for community minded peoples to consider joining the on – call fire fighter ranks at Wangi Wangi, Minmi, and Swansea fire stations. For more information, visit: https://www.fire.nsw.gov.au/page.php?id=11.
When: Every FRIDAY at 7:00am – 9:00am (from October 6th – 3rd December)
Where: Warners Bay Foreshore Reserve, The Esplanade
Lake Macquarie and Newcastle Suicide Prevention Network have partnered with Genesis Fitness, Focus Point Remedial and Harmony Beans to bring a fun way to start the day. Participate in FREE yoga, massages, and coffee. An ideal way to enhance wellbeing, connect with others and enjoy the outdoors. For more information, visit: https://connectedtocare.com.au/
CALVARY MATER NEWCASTLE HOSPITAL AUXILIARY CHRISTMAS LUNCHEON
When: Thursday 30th November at 11:30am
Where: Wallsend Diggers Club
Calvary Mater Newcastle Hospital are holding their annual Christmas luncheon. Join them for a Christmas lunch with sing alongs, lucky door prizes and raffles to celebrate the festive season. Contact Evelyn (ph. 4950 9440) or Suzanne (ph. 4950 8235) by the 23rd of November. Tickets are $55.
HISS & CRACKLE RECORD'S 'HISSMAS' 2023
When: Saturday 2nd December
Where: Hiss & Crackle Records Wallsend
Join Hiss & Crackle Records in celebrating Christmas with a fun day out for all ages! There will be live music by local artists, food, market stalls and more.
SANTA SELFIES AND PAWTRAITS AT WHEELER PLACE
When: 1st – 9th December
Where: Wheeler Place
Santa Claus is making his way to Wheeler Place for free Santa photos. Pets are also invited to come along and get in the photos too.
CHRISTMAS UNDER THE STARS
When: Saturday 2nd December
Where: King Edward Park
Christmas Under the Stars is back with a screening of How the Grinch Stole Christmas. This free event will also feature music from local artists, a visit from Santa and plenty of kid’s activities.
PELICAN FORESHORE MARKETS
When: Saturday 2nd December
Where: Pelican Foreshore, Pelican
With more than 100 stallholders, you can shop from local artists and creators for the perfect Christmas gift at the Pelican Foreshore Christmas Markets. You can also stock up on seasonal local produce for your Christmas table grown and harvested by regional producers.
CHRISTMAS HOMEMADE MARKETS
When: Saturday 2nd December (10am – 1pm)
Where: Wallsend Rotunda
Beautiful homemade gifts that can be purchased for Christmas.
2023 BIKERS FOR KIDS NEWCASTLE TOY RUN & FAMILY DAY
When: Sunday 3rd December
Where: Connolly Park, Carrington
10,000 motorbikes of all shapes and sizes will hit the road from Stockton to Connolly Park, led by Santa’s Sleigh, loaded up with toys and Christmas cheer. Welcome the riders to Connolly Park and enjoy a fun family day with face painting, kids rides, market stalls, food trucks and live music.
STOCKTON’S COMMUNITY EVENT
When: Sunday 3rd December (from 9:15am)
Where: Stockton Bowling Club
The Stockton community will be hosting an event to raise awareness about bullying, whilst proudly supporting Dolly’s Dream. To purchase a ticket, visit: https://www.trybooking.com/events/1147463/sessions/4285240/sections/2150461/tickets
TERRACE CENTRAL CHRISTMAS COMMUNITY DAY 2023
When: Saturday 9th December (10am – 2pm)
Where: Terrace Central, Raymond Terrace
Terrace Central is holding a community day to raise money for the Port Stephens RFS. There will be market stalls, a Santa Claus parade and photos, sausage sizzle and so much more.
LAKE MACQUARIE LIVE STEAM LOCO
Lake Macquarie live steam locomotive society hosts monthly public ride days. there’s a variety of miniature trains such as steam and diesel and different rail routes, public ride days run on the last Sunday of each month excluding December. for more info head to www.lakemacquarielivesteam.org.au
LIVEfree Project, a Newcastle-based non-profit organization, is reaching out to you for urgent support. We need your assistance to sustain our life-saving initiative, the Brighter Beginnings Bus Program, and to find dedicated volunteer bus drivers who can help us make a difference in the lives of disadvantaged children. Your support will enable us to continue providing this simple yet life-saving service to children who are dealing with trauma, home instability, and food scarcity. We are currently seeking volunteer bus drivers for the Brighter Beginnings Bus Program,To learn more about LIVEfree Project and how you can support our mission, please visit livefreeproject.org.au
FREE ART SUNDAYS AT MAITLAND REGIONAL ART GALLERY
Free art Sunday activities for kids of all ages, as a family you can join and get creative! Each activity takes around half an hour to complete. Staffed by Art tutors. All materials are generously provided by Clever Patch. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Art Sunday is made possible with the support of MRAG members. Bookings through Eventbrite.
HAMILTON HAWKER STREET FOOD MARKETS
When: Saturday 11th November
Where: James Street Plaza & Murray Street, Hamilton
Presented by Hello Hamilton with the City of Newcastle, Hamilton Hawker Street Food Markets will transform James Street Plaza and Murray Street in Hamilton with vibrant Asian street food markets.
MY KIDS MARKET NEWCASTLE
When: Sunday 3rd December (9am-12pm)
Where: Newcastle Showground, Broadmeadow
A market to buy sell and recycle preloved and new baby and kids’ items. Items that can be bought include toys, books, rams, bikes, cots, highchairs, car seat and nursery items. Families can also host a store to sell items their children have outgrown. For more information, visit: https://mykidsmarket.com.au/
NASH & DASH MARKETS
Nash & Dash Markets transform the grounds of Mayfield Bowling Club into rows of Artisan Markets stalls to support local designers, creatives & business owners. Enjoy your Saturday morning with us all to support local creatives. Within the markets you will find some amazing handcrated items, something yummy to eat & live music! After the markets you head next door to enjoy a post-market refresh swim within Mayfield Swimming Centre. Join us every third Saturday of the month from 9am - 1pm
To donate or volunteer for The Salvation Army’s Red Shield Appeal, or if you need support from The Salvos, visit salvationarmy.org.au or call 13 SALVOS. You can also donate at any Salvos Store.
ADAMSTOWN LIONS MARKETS
Adamstown Lions Markets are on every Sunday from 7:00 am - 1:00 pm at Adamstown Uniting church, you will find a bargain there, books, clothing, crafts and much more! To book a stall please call 0473817328.
SPEERS POINT PARK HOMEGROWN MARKETS
Homegrown markets at Speers Point Park every Sunday of the month with street food, live music, stalls. Sunday fun and community vibes!
NEWCASTLE CITY FARMERS MARKETS
Newcastle City Farmers Markets are on every Sunday from 7:00 am-1:00 pm at the Newcastle showground, a showcase of the best freshest produce and gourmet delights from local farmers and makers.
Lakeside Markets are on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month at Speers Point Park, see link https://www.facebook.com/Lakeside-Markets-Belmont-South-Foreshore-Speers-Point-Park-NSW-112588257998483/?_rdr
MADE & FOUND MARKETS
Located at the stunning beachside Webb Park in Redhead every 2nd Sunday of each month.
For more info head to https://whatson.newcastle.nsw.gov.au/event/made-found-3
MAITLAND COMMUNITY MARKETS
First Sunday of every month from 9am-2pm!
A new and used market, hosted by and in support of Newcastle and Hunter Region Vietnam Veterans. 6am to 1pm on the last Sunday of each month.
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