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Archive - March 2019

Xstatic Sunsets - Australia’s Largest Sober Dance Party
31 Mar 2019
Xstatic Sunsets - Australia’s Largest Sober Dance Party
Xstatic Sunsets – Australia’s largest sober dance party is launching Saturday 6th April on Shark Island and are on a mission to inspire a more healthy party culture and improve mental health.
 
JM Robson Aquatic Centre - 50m Pool Closure for Winter
31 Mar 2019
JM Robson Aquatic Centre - 50m Pool Closure for Winter
After a very busy season, summer is unfortunately drawing to a close which means the closure of the outdoor pools until October 2019. 
Business Workshops - What's On in April
30 Mar 2019
Business Workshops - What's On in April
Are you using Facebook for your business?

Would you like to learn how to make your current campaigns more effective?

Join us for a two-hour workshop overview purely on Facebook. 
1st Annual Lithgow Valley Cup Comes to Ironfest
30 Mar 2019
1st Annual Lithgow Valley Cup Comes to Ironfest
Blue Mountains Pro Wrestling and Ironfest are excited to announce the creation of the Lithgow Valley Cup. A cup to honor, celebrate and represent the Lithgow region. 
Sign Our Condolence Book for Christchurch, New Zealand
29 Mar 2019
Sign Our Condolence Book for Christchurch, New Zealand
Blue Mountains City Council has established an online Condolence Book to enable residents and the broader Blue Mountains community to express their sentiments following the Christchurch mosques’ terrorist attack on Friday, 15 March 2019. 
Exquisite Display of Dahlias in Full Bloom at the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden Mount Tomah
29 Mar 2019
Exquisite Display of Dahlias in Full Bloom at the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden Mount Tomah
Dahlias are considered one of the most spectacular garden flowers because of their unbelievable variety and the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden Mount Tomah has a dazzling collection in full bloom until the end of April. 
Community Grants Now Available to Support Local Projects
28 Mar 2019
Community Grants Now Available to Support Local Projects
Community groups in the Blue Mountains are invited to apply for grants of up to $10,000 to support outstanding local projects, with funding now available for initiatives that help to strengthen the local community. 
Games Fun Day at Showground for Youth Week 2019
28 Mar 2019
Games Fun Day at Showground for Youth Week 2019
A youth fun day will be held at the Lithgow Showground on Tuesday 16 April as part of 2019 Youth Week celebrations. 
What's On at the The Joan this April
27 Mar 2019
What's On at the The Joan this April
As the weather cools down for the arrival of another glorious Autumn, we are heating up at PP&VA with stacks of fun theatre for both adults and children, school holiday workshops, music of all kinds and community programs making their way into the month of April. 
Grants for Hawkesbury and Blue Mountains Men’s Sheds
26 Mar 2019
Grants for Hawkesbury and Blue Mountains Men’s Sheds
Three local Men’s Sheds have been awarded grant funding, under Round 18 of the National Shed Development Programme. 
Blue Mountains Grammar School F1 in Schools Team Wins National Final!
26 Mar 2019
Blue Mountains Grammar School F1 in Schools Team Wins National Final!
The BMGS F1 in Schools team – Thrust Vector – has won the National Final of the 2019 F1 in Schools competition. 
Author Talk - Tom Lovett @ Lithgow Library
25 Mar 2019
Author Talk - Tom Lovett @ Lithgow Library
Lithgow Library will be hosting an author talk by Tom Lovett on Saturday 6 April from 10am to 12pm. 
Sydney Gay & Lesbian Choir Does The Joan - Charity Event
25 Mar 2019
Sydney Gay & Lesbian Choir Does The Joan - Charity Event
The extraordinary, energetic, and talented Sydney Gay and Lesbian Choir will be heading to Penrith for this year’s Voices in the Valley Show at The Joan on Saturday April 6th. 
Entries Open for Australia’s Largest Annual LGBTQI Visual Arts Exhibition, bentART
24 Mar 2019
Entries Open for Australia’s Largest Annual LGBTQI Visual Arts Exhibition, bentART
bentART, Australia’s largest LGBTQI annual visual arts exhibition, has opened for entries in this year’s exhibition. LGBTQI artists from the local region as well as across Australia are encouraged to enter up to 3 artworks in the 2019 exhibition which will be held on the June Long Weekend. 
Intergenerational Playgroup Mondays at Tabulam Cottages
24 Mar 2019
Intergenerational Playgroup Mondays at Tabulam Cottages
Every Monday children and their parents come together with residents of Tabulam Cottages in Portland for the ‘Intergenerational Playgroup’. 
Free Microchipping Month Reminder
23 Mar 2019
Free Microchipping Month Reminder
There is still time - March is free microchipping month! 
Food for Thought...
23 Mar 2019
Food for Thought...
On March 21st Australia came together to celebrate Harmony Day, National Close the Gap Day and the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. 
Mountainfilm on Tour - Blue Mountains
23 Mar 2019
Mountainfilm on Tour - Blue Mountains
Mountainfilm On Tour are coming back to Blue Mountains TOMORROW with the new season of Mountainfilm! There are two screenings 24 March - matinee at 3 PM and evening at 5:45 PM both at The Fairmont Resort. There is also a Mt. Victoria show on 14 May 7 PM at the Mount Vic Flicks. 
Gallery ONE88 Fine Arts Exhibition Opening
22 Mar 2019
Gallery ONE88 Fine Arts Exhibition Opening
Gallery ONE88 Fine Arts Directors, Sharon and Victor, would like to invite you to join them and Artists, Amy Bell & Angus Olsen, at their exhibition opening this Saturday, 23rd March, commencing at 4pm. 
Blue Mountains Features in New Picture Book by Anna McGregor
22 Mar 2019
Blue Mountains Features in New Picture Book by Anna McGregor
Hachette Australia has a new picture book coming out in April about primary colours and Australian landscapes and animals called Colouroos which features the Blue Mountains as one of the landscapes. 
New Exhibition No Turning Back: Bob Cunningham Opens at Eskbank House Museum
21 Mar 2019
New Exhibition No Turning Back: Bob Cunningham Opens at Eskbank House Museum
Eskbank House Museum’s new exhibition No Turning Back explores the story of Bob Cunningham’s artistic career and life in Lithgow. The exhibition includes ceramics, paintings, prints and sculpture which have never previously been publicly exhibited. 
Mayfield Garden Autumn Festival
21 Mar 2019
Mayfield Garden Autumn Festival
Mayfield Garden is about to be transformed into an autumn wonderland as the leaves beging to turn and the temperature falls. There is plenty on offer for the Autumn Festival including a brand new garden to explore. 
Temporary Closure - Empress Canyon and Surrounding Walking Tracks - Thursday 21st March 2019
20 Mar 2019
Temporary Closure - Empress Canyon and Surrounding Walking Tracks - Thursday 21st March 2019
Wentworth Falls, Blue Mountains National Park

Weather dependent 
A Colonial Wedding 1788-1880
20 Mar 2019
A Colonial Wedding 1788-1880
Join the Friends of Penrith Regional Gallery for A Colonial Wedding 1788-1880 – a Cavalcade of History and Fashion themed talk and display of Colonial Australian wedding dresses. 
Evie Finds Her Voice with "Songs Of My Heart"
20 Mar 2019
Evie Finds Her Voice with "Songs Of My Heart"
Multi-lingual world music singer, composer & lyricist, Evelyne Weltlinger, launches her debut CD at Camelot's intimate Django Bar in Marrickville, on Sunday 14 April and Hotel Blue in Katoomba on Saturday 18 May. 
Harmony Day 2019
18 Mar 2019
Harmony Day 2019
Harmony Day Storytime at Lithgow Library 
National Close the Gap Day is March 21
18 Mar 2019
National Close the Gap Day is March 21
Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people still face unequal health outcomes. On average, Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people die more than 10 years younger than other Australians. 
Have Your Say on Draft Masterplan for Lawson Crown Lands
17 Mar 2019
Have Your Say on Draft Masterplan for Lawson Crown Lands
Blue Mountains City Council has developed a draft masterplan on the future use and management of the Lawson Crown Lands (former golf course) and invites community feedback on the proposal. 
Global Flavours for Majestic Harmony Day
16 Mar 2019
Global Flavours for Majestic Harmony Day
The uniting force of food will be the binding tie of inclusiveness, respect and belonging when the multicultural staff at the Hydro Majestic Hotel celebrate Harmony Week with international cuisine from March 18 to 24. 
Marriage: Love and Law
16 Mar 2019
Marriage: Love and Law
Exhibition showcases Australia’s unfolding drama of love, lust, law and marriage, from 30 March to 16 June 2019.
 
Plan Your Autumn Arts Escape at Sculpture at Scenic World
15 Mar 2019
Plan Your Autumn Arts Escape at Sculpture at Scenic World
The mercury is dropping and the leaves are changing colour ... Autumn has arrived in the Blue Mountains! 
Book Launch at Lithgow Library
15 Mar 2019
Book Launch at Lithgow Library
Lithgow Library invites you to the launch of a new children’s picture book written and published by local author Suzanne Day. 
Demystifying the HSC & Beyond Year 12
14 Mar 2019
Demystifying the HSC & Beyond Year 12
Blue Mountains Library has assembled a panel of experts to help students – and their parents and carers – navigate the HSC and plan for the future. 
Winter in the Blue Mountains - Yule Love It
14 Mar 2019
Winter in the Blue Mountains - Yule Love It
The enchantment of opera at a legendary party palace, river cruising along a mighty waterway, belly laughs at timeless humour, the intimate luxury of crackling fireplaces and even the possibility of snow-dusted landscapes. Yulefest in the Blue Mountains is the most magical season. 
The Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre Presents Possum Magic
13 Mar 2019
The Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre Presents Possum Magic
For more than 30 years, Mem Fox’s Possum Magic has captivated and enchanted young people all over Australia. Now, audiences can experience the magic for themselves when Monkey Baa brings their brand-new stage adaptation of a great Australian classic to The Joan on 9 & 10 April. 
Seniors Festival Poetry Slam a Great Success!
13 Mar 2019
Seniors Festival Poetry Slam a Great Success!
An enthusiastic crowd gathered at Lithgow Library on Thursday 21st February to hear 11 local poets and wordsmiths perform their own work at this year’s Seniors Festival Poetry Slam. 
Don't Miss the Blue Mountains Screenings of Mountainfilm on Tour!
12 Mar 2019
Don't Miss the Blue Mountains Screenings of Mountainfilm on Tour!
Mountainfilm on Tour is coming to the Blue Mountains! 
Clean Up Australia Day 2019
12 Mar 2019
Clean Up Australia Day 2019
Clean Up Australia Day 2019 - Volunteers do make a difference! 
'Sirens Big Band' Puts Women of Jazz in Spotlight
11 Mar 2019
'Sirens Big Band' Puts Women of Jazz in Spotlight
Blue Mountains Theatre will host a very special Sunday afternoon concert on 24 March 2019, when 13-piece powerhouse Sirens Big Band presents [A]part. 
Vulgargrad + Special Guests Raduga Trio at The Baroque Room, Katoomba
11 Mar 2019
Vulgargrad + Special Guests Raduga Trio at The Baroque Room, Katoomba
Everybody's favourite Russian criminals make their long-awaited return to Australian stages, launching their much-anticipated new album, "The Odessa Job". 
Creative Narrative Writing Course - Lithgow Library
11 Mar 2019
Creative Narrative Writing Course - Lithgow Library
Do you have a story waiting to burst out of you but don’t know where to start? Then the free 8 week creative narrative writing course starting soon at the Lithgow Library is for you. 
2019 Seniors Week Recognition Awards
10 Mar 2019
2019 Seniors Week Recognition Awards
Council recently celebrated our community's older people at the annual Seniors Week Recognition Awards. 
I Want To Know What Love Is - The Joan
10 Mar 2019
I Want To Know What Love Is - The Joan
“Anthropologists have found evidence of romantic love in 170 societies. They’ve never found a society that did not have it.”
- Helen fisher, The Brain in Love - 
GM Acknowledges Retail Working Party Participants
10 Mar 2019
GM Acknowledges Retail Working Party Participants
Lithgow General Manager Graeme Faulkner today acknowledged the contribution of Lithgow residents Katie Churchill and Barry Kavanagh who researched, compiled and presented the retail Working Party Report to Lithgow Council’s Economic Development Committee at its meeting on 4th March 2019. 
Have Your Say on Draft Parking Plans in Tourism Precincts
9 Mar 2019
Have Your Say on Draft Parking Plans in Tourism Precincts
Blue Mountains City Council has developed draft parking precinct plans and a draft parking permit policy to guide the management of parking in busy tourist areas and invites community feedback on the proposals. 
Dinosaur Valley Delivers Major Boost to Local Tourism Economy
9 Mar 2019
Dinosaur Valley Delivers Major Boost to Local Tourism Economy
Scenic World’s inaugural Dinosaur Valley event was a roaring success with visitors from near and far this summer, delivering a welcome boost to the Blue Mountains economy with increased visitation and overnight stays. 
Summer Reading Challenge Smashes Summer Reading Records
9 Mar 2019
Summer Reading Challenge Smashes Summer Reading Records
Children of the Blue Mountains can celebrate a significant achievement, smashing through 100,000 books in Blue Mountains Library’s annual Summer Reading Challenge. 
Gallery ONE88 Fine Arts Exhibition Invitation Lisa Fahey & Stephen Travers
8 Mar 2019
Gallery ONE88 Fine Arts Exhibition Invitation Lisa Fahey & Stephen Travers
GalleryONE88 Fine Arts Directors, Sharon and Victor, would like to invite you to join them and Artists Lisa Fahey & Stephen Travers at their exhibition openings this Saturday, 9th March, commencing at 4pm. 
Wollemi National Park- Day Walks from Newnes - Part 1 Book Launch
8 Mar 2019
Wollemi National Park- Day Walks from Newnes - Part 1 Book Launch
The ever popular Bushexplorers will launch their new book Wollemi National Park: Day walks from Newnes – Part 1, at a speaker event at Lithgow Library on Saturday 23 March 2019. 
Announcing the Blue Mountains' First Pop Culture Expo: Hubcon 2019 - Get Involved!
7 Mar 2019
Announcing the Blue Mountains' First Pop Culture Expo: Hubcon 2019 - Get Involved!
HubCon 2019 is a family friendly pop-culture mini-convention taking place at Blue Mountains Theatre & Community Hub in the July school holidays. 
Chamber Trio’s 'Golden Summer' Concert an 'Afternoon Delight'
7 Mar 2019
Chamber Trio’s 'Golden Summer' Concert an 'Afternoon Delight'
One of Australia’s premier chamber ensembles, the STREETON TRIO, present a delightful afternoon’s entertainment as part of the popular Prelude in Tea series at North Sydney’s Independent Theatre. 
Veterans Invited to Have Their Say on the Future of DVA
6 Mar 2019
Veterans Invited to Have Their Say on the Future of DVA
Hawkesbury and Blue Mountains veterans and members of the Australian Defence Force are being encouraged to share their ideas, experiences and suggestions regarding the future of the Department of Veterans Affairs. 
Exposé Exhibition Program 2020 Call for Submissions Closes Soon
6 Mar 2019
Exposé Exhibition Program 2020 Call for Submissions Closes Soon
Blue Mountains Cultural Centre are currently calling for applications for the next round of Blue Mountains Cultural Centre Exposé Exhibitions. 
Good Progress Report for Council at Half Way Mark of 2018-2019
5 Mar 2019
Good Progress Report for Council at Half Way Mark of 2018-2019
Council is performing well in delivering its 2018-2019 commitments, at the half way mark of delivering the 4-year Delivery Program and budget. 
New Acute Mental Health Service for Young People to be Built at Nepean
5 Mar 2019
New Acute Mental Health Service for Young People to be Built at Nepean
Nepean Hospital will host the State’s newest specialist mental health unit for children and young people needing intensive mental health support. 
Blue Mountains Train Stations Upgrades
3 Mar 2019
Blue Mountains Train Stations Upgrades
The NSW Liberal Government will make Blackheath and Faulconbridge Stations fully accessible, through the Transport Access Program. 
$30k Boost for Penrith Symphony Orchestra’s 2019 Program
2 Mar 2019
$30k Boost for Penrith Symphony Orchestra’s 2019 Program
Penrith Symphony Orchestra's 2019 program has been supported by investment of $30,000 from the NSW Government, Member for Penrith Stuart Ayres and Minister for the Arts Don Harwin announced this week. 
2019 Mountainfilm on Tour on Sale Now!
2 Mar 2019
2019 Mountainfilm on Tour on Sale Now!
Mountainfilm on Tour is back!

With more venues coming soon. 
Autumn Adventures Amongst the Leaves
1 Mar 2019
Autumn Adventures Amongst the Leaves
The golden light and russet maple leaves make Autumn a magical time to visit the Blue Mountain Botanic Garden Mount Tomah. Make the most of your day or overnight trip by checking out one of our nature-inspired workshops, exhibitions, or school holiday programs. 
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