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Archive - April 2019

Avoiding Scams - Law Week 2019
30 Apr 2019
Avoiding Scams - Law Week 2019
Are you worried about sharing private information when you shop or pay your bills online? Have you had a phone call telling you that you need to pay your tax debt now or you’ll be arrested? A free talk at the Lithgow Library during Law Week may just help you avoid the scammers. 
Fusion Boutique Presents Flats and Sharps (UK) Australian Tour
28 Apr 2019
Fusion Boutique Presents Flats and Sharps (UK) Australian Tour
Flats and Sharps are a high-energy contemporary Bluegrass band, from Penzance, Cornwall, in the South West of England, known for their own highly original songs as well as their blistering renditions of Bluegrass classics. 
Echoes Serves Lindsay Lunch Musing
28 Apr 2019
Echoes Serves Lindsay Lunch Musing
Blue Mountains actresses are invited to audition to play muse, nurturer, creative force and "feminine dominant" Rose Lindsay in a monthly artistic theatre lunch event at Echoes Restaurant from May to October. 
Domestic Tourism Continues to Skyrocket
27 Apr 2019
Domestic Tourism Continues to Skyrocket
More Aussies than ever before are choosing to holiday at home and are spending record amounts across the country, according to the latest National Visitor Survey. 
Experience the Power of Over 70 Musicians Live on Stage
27 Apr 2019
Experience the Power of Over 70 Musicians Live on Stage
Enjoy a remarkable evening of Mozart and Schubert with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra and opera star Emma Matthews, performing for one special night at The Joan on 31 May at 7.30pm. 
Blue Mountains Historical Society - Meeting and Public Talk: The Burragorang Valley
26 Apr 2019
Blue Mountains Historical Society - Meeting and Public Talk: The Burragorang Valley
On Saturday 4 May 2019 the Blue Mountains Historical Society will conduct its regular monthly meeting and public talk.

Robyn Collier will present The Burragorang Valley, a talk based on her intimate knowledge of the valley. 
The Spooky Men Head Down the Mountain!
26 Apr 2019
The Spooky Men Head Down the Mountain!
The Spooky Men at 18 – are they finally coming of age?
A celebration of masculine beauty and stupidity in concert. 
Dave Graney & The Mistly Band Presented by Fusion Boutique
25 Apr 2019
Dave Graney & The Mistly Band Presented by Fusion Boutique
Dave Graney and Clare Moore are back in 2019 with a new album called ZIPPA DEEDOO WHAT IS/WAS THAT/THIS? 
Blue Mountains Historical Society’s 19th Century Cottage Museum Tarella Open Day
24 Apr 2019
Blue Mountains Historical Society’s 19th Century Cottage Museum Tarella Open Day
On Sunday 28 April, 2019, the Blue Mountains Historical Society’s 19th century cottage museum, Tarella, at Wentworth Falls, will be open for viewing. 
Winter Warmers for Cool Yule
23 Apr 2019
Winter Warmers for Cool Yule
Bon bons and plum pud among myriad teapots, belly laughs at classic humour, river cruising, and luxury digs and dining accessed by vintage motorcar and modern glitzy wheels. There's even a chance of snow flurries around one of the most famous landmarks on the planet. 
Aine Tyrrell + Smith & Jones Live in Concert at the 1930's Metropole Guesthouse
22 Apr 2019
Aine Tyrrell + Smith & Jones Live in Concert at the 1930's Metropole Guesthouse
"Tyrrell's incredible journey is one you'd be well advised to follow… A purveyor of elegant yet seductively psychedelic folk songs…." - Iain Shedden, The Australian

"Áine Tyrell delivers anthems for humanity with her new album Return to the Sea" - HHHhappy Mag 
Farmers Creek Environmental Works
22 Apr 2019
Farmers Creek Environmental Works
Significant rehabilitation works are underway along Farmers Creek to achieve the outcomes of the Farmers Creek Master Plan. 
Apply Now to Bring Your Great Idea for the Blue Mountains to Life
21 Apr 2019
Apply Now to Bring Your Great Idea for the Blue Mountains to Life
Stuart Ayres MP, Minister for Jobs, Investment, and Tourism urges people in the Blue Mountains to get their applications in to enable each community to decide on the best projects to enhance their area through the “My Community Project” program. 
Youth Week and Lithgow Youth Awards Celebrate Our Local Young People
20 Apr 2019
Youth Week and Lithgow Youth Awards Celebrate Our Local Young People
Lithgow’s Youth Week 2019 event, titled Fab Fun Day Out, was a hit with the Tony Luchetti Showground playing host to the Lithgow Youth Awards, live music and games. 
Australian Heritage Festival 2019 - Connecting People, Places and the Past
20 Apr 2019
Australian Heritage Festival 2019 - Connecting People, Places and the Past
Each year the Australian National Trust in partnership with the Australian Government coordinates the Australian Heritage Festival to celebrate our national culture and heritage. 
Labor to Deliver $50,000 for Covered Grand Stand Seating and Improvements for Warrimoo Oval
19 Apr 2019
Labor to Deliver $50,000 for Covered Grand Stand Seating and Improvements for Warrimoo Oval
Footy fans will be able to leave their fold up chairs in the car, with a Shorten Labor government to provide $50,000 for covered grand stand seating and other improvements at Warrimoo Oval. 
New Headspace for Katoomba
18 Apr 2019
New Headspace for Katoomba
The Morrison Government will establish a new headspace in Katoomba to provide innovative mental health support for young Australians in the Blue Mountains. 
Labor will Support Australians in Financial Hardship in Macquarie
17 Apr 2019
Labor will Support Australians in Financial Hardship in Macquarie
A Shorten Labor Government will provide $40 million over four years to emergency relief organisations across the country. 
Sculpture at Scenic World 2019 Winners Announced!
17 Apr 2019
Sculpture at Scenic World 2019 Winners Announced!
NSW artist, Wendy Teakel has taken home the Sculpture at Scenic World 2019 Major Award, rising above fierce competition to win the coveted $20,000 cash prize. 
A Bus Every Ten Minutes on Sundays Between Katoomba and Echo Point
16 Apr 2019
A Bus Every Ten Minutes on Sundays Between Katoomba and Echo Point
Government Member of the Legislative Council Shayne Mallard MP has announced customers in the Blue Mountains will benefit from an additional 16 services every Sunday, all year round, on route 686 services between Katoomba and Echo Point from 28 April. 
Temporary Closure of Overcliff Track for Track Repairs
15 Apr 2019
Temporary Closure of Overcliff Track for Track Repairs
National Parks & Wildlife Service advise that from Tues 16th April to Friday 28th June, 2019 Overcliff Track at Wentworth Falls will be closed for walking track repairs (Tues – Fridays only). 
Winter Weather Campaign
15 Apr 2019
Winter Weather Campaign
Reduce Speed – Icy Conditions Ahead!

With winter fast approaching, temperatures continue to drop causing icy conditions on many roads within the Blue Mountains and the Central West. 
The Band Played On - Stories and Music of the Titanic
15 Apr 2019
The Band Played On - Stories and Music of the Titanic
On Wednesday 24 April The Joan will present a delightfully eclectic concert bringing you the best of music from the Palm Court era in England and a celebration of music from the Titanic and the American ‘Ragtime’ era in The Band Played On, starring Vov Dylan, Glenn Amer and The Palace Orchestra. 
Path to Everest is Coming to the Blue Mountains!
14 Apr 2019
Path to Everest is Coming to the Blue Mountains!
Don't miss the chance to see Path to Everest on the big screen on 12 May 2019 at the Fairmont Resort! 
Help Improve the Local Landscape
14 Apr 2019
Help Improve the Local Landscape
Farmers Creek Community Planting Day to be held at Albert Street. 
Archie Roach + Special Guest Sally Dastey hold 2 Shows at the Metropole Guesthouse
13 Apr 2019
Archie Roach + Special Guest Sally Dastey hold 2 Shows at the Metropole Guesthouse
Australian singer-songwriter Archie Roach's music speaks the stories of his people, of this land and of the human condition. His voice - uniquely Australian and undeniably universal - continues to resonate for us all. 
Sculpture at Scenic World Now Open in the Blue Mountains
13 Apr 2019
Sculpture at Scenic World Now Open in the Blue Mountains
Sculpture at Scenic World is now open in the Blue Mountains, providing the perfect excuse to disconnect from the devices and reconnect with art and nature these school holidays. 
Art Unlimited Dunedoo, Final Call for Entries
12 Apr 2019
Art Unlimited Dunedoo, Final Call for Entries
Following the success of Glenbrook-based artist Sonia Breckenridge at Art Unlimited in 2018, organisers of Art Unlimited are making a final call for entries to the 2019 exhibition. Sonia received 2 Highly Commended awards in the photography field for her artwork titled "Bobby" and "Push em Up" (pictured). 
New Katoomba Store Broadens 'Conscious Shopping' Options
12 Apr 2019
New Katoomba Store Broadens 'Conscious Shopping' Options
The Source Bulk Foods, a haven for shoppers wanting to slash waste and boost the quality of their grocery shopping, has arrived in Katoomba, broadening the number of local "conscious shopping" options. 
Protect Your Big Old Paddock Trees
12 Apr 2019
Protect Your Big Old Paddock Trees
Funding is available now for landholders in the Lithgow Oberon region to protect their mature hollow bearing paddock trees through stock proof fencing. 
Farmers Creek Habitat and Hollows Project
11 Apr 2019
Farmers Creek Habitat and Hollows Project
Farmers Creek is the major waterway flowing through Lithgow and its revival will continue with a range of new nest boxes installed to create habitat for native species. 
Free Microchipping Month a Great Success
11 Apr 2019
Free Microchipping Month a Great Success
The Lithgow Animal Shelter’s recent free microchipping has been hailed a great success! 
Blue Mountains Arts Trail - May, 2019
11 Apr 2019
Blue Mountains Arts Trail - May, 2019
Autumn colour on the Arts Trail

Discover the diversity of art on the Blue Mountains Arts Trail this autumn. 
Fusion Boutique Presents Chaika - 'Arrow' Album Release Tour
10 Apr 2019
Fusion Boutique Presents Chaika - 'Arrow' Album Release Tour
Described as "spine-tingling" (Rhythms) and "extraordinary" (Fine Music FM), Chaika create worldly rhythmic textures inspired by Balkan vibrancy, Turkish markets, Celtic stories, and Australia's own stunning landscapes. Fans have branded their genre blending sounds as 'Nomadic Folk-Jazz'. 
Guinness World Record Attempt and Dolly’s Dream Fundraiser Event
10 Apr 2019
Guinness World Record Attempt and Dolly’s Dream Fundraiser Event
The month of May will see scrapbookers from near and far descend on Penrith to attend a fundraising event for Dolly's Dream which will also be an attempt to create a Guinness World Record for the largest participants in a Scrapbooking class. 
Blue Mountains National Park - Furber Steps Helicopter Operations & Track Maintenance
10 Apr 2019
Blue Mountains National Park - Furber Steps Helicopter Operations & Track Maintenance
Please see notification and map for the temporary closure of Furber Steps and section of Federal Pass on Thursday 11th and Friday 12th April 2019. 
Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre Presents Possum Magic
9 Apr 2019
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. 
Ideas Invited to Develop New Active Transport Plan for Lithgow and Surrounding Villages
9 Apr 2019
Ideas Invited to Develop New Active Transport Plan for Lithgow and Surrounding Villages
Have your say on the formation of the Lithgow Active Transport Plan. 
Cook Street Plaza Comes Alive With Colour
8 Apr 2019
Cook Street Plaza Comes Alive With Colour
New moveable planter seats have been installed in Cook Street Plaza this week. 
Alpaca Open Farm at Madison's Mountain Retreat
8 Apr 2019
Alpaca Open Farm at Madison's Mountain Retreat
Madison's Mountain Retreat is holding their annual Open Farm next month where you can come along and mingle with the lovely heard of Alpacas. 
Autumn is Bigger and Better at Mayfield Garden
7 Apr 2019
Autumn is Bigger and Better at Mayfield Garden
Don’t miss your chance to see the vibrant changing colours and the opening of the New Moss Creek Garden, which is part of the additional 10 hectares of the Hawkins’ Family Garden open for Autumn Festival 2019. 
Applications for Council Financial Assistance Now Open
7 Apr 2019
Applications for Council Financial Assistance Now Open
Lithgow City Council is now taking applications from not-for-profit organisations to fund local community projects and activities. 
Autumn School Holiday Art Workshops at Penrith Regional Gallery
6 Apr 2019
Autumn School Holiday Art Workshops at Penrith Regional Gallery
This coming school holidays Penrith Regional Gallery has a delightful new suite of workshops for children aged up to 12, themed around the warm and comforting colours of autumn. It’s a great, relaxed opportunity to get the kids creative and socialising during the school holidays; for you, your little one and their friends! 
Easter Storytime at Lithgow Library
6 Apr 2019
Easter Storytime at Lithgow Library
With Easter almost upon us again, Lithgow Library has a special visitor coming to Storytime to help celebrate! 
Grand Canyon Temporary Closure - Blue Mountains National Park
5 Apr 2019
Grand Canyon Temporary Closure - Blue Mountains National Park
On Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays from Wednesday 3rd April until Saturday 13th April, the Grand Cayon will be closed due to work repairing safety barriers.
 
Our Plan for a Stronger Economy Delivers for New South Wales
5 Apr 2019
Our Plan for a Stronger Economy Delivers for New South Wales
The 2019-20 Budget is the next stage of the Morrison Government’s plan to build a stronger economy and secure a better future for all Australians. 
April Falls Day
5 Apr 2019
April Falls Day
Frailty – do you know the signs? Did you know people don’t have to be over 65 years to be frail? What can be done? Find out the answers to these questions at an information stand to be held at the Lithgow Library. 
Blue Mountains Grants Projects Given Certainty
4 Apr 2019
Blue Mountains Grants Projects Given Certainty
A Shorten Labor Government will provide certainty for the Blue Mountains community by delivering community and infrastructure projects recently announced as part of the Building Better Regions program. 
Templeman Delivers Million Dollar Inclusive Play Package for Blue Mountains
4 Apr 2019
Templeman Delivers Million Dollar Inclusive Play Package for Blue Mountains
A Shorten Labor Government will provide $1 million for a fully inclusive playground for the Blue Mountains and $10,000 for sensory play equipment at Springwood Public School. 
Rhythm Hunters Salam Dunia Tour + Special Guest Maizy Coombes at Blackheath Community Centre
4 Apr 2019
Rhythm Hunters Salam Dunia Tour + Special Guest Maizy Coombes at Blackheath Community Centre
Rhythm Hunters are excited to be bringing their infectious dance grooves back to the Blue Mountains for a special show at beautiful Blackheath. 
Waste to Art 2019 Competition and Workshop
3 Apr 2019
Waste to Art 2019 Competition and Workshop
Lithgow City Council has announced the return of the Waste to Art competition to Eskbank House Museum. This year’s theme is baling twine and strapping. Be inspired by the possibilities of these materials or choose your own waste material to upcycle into art. 
What's on at Blue Mountains Theatre this April
3 Apr 2019
What's on at Blue Mountains Theatre this April
With so many fantastic shows and events in store for April and beyond, it's almost impossible to select just a few highlights! 
Blue Mountains Trains - Extended Service Disruption
2 Apr 2019
Blue Mountains Trains - Extended Service Disruption
Transport NSW advises that the Blue Mountains train line is still out of service between Penrith and Springwood and buses are replacing trains. 
New Sustainability Initiatives Endorsed by Council
1 Apr 2019
New Sustainability Initiatives Endorsed by Council
Blue Mountains City Council is pursuing three new sustainability initiatives in order to achieve a more sustainable Blue Mountains, in line with its community-endorsed Community Strategic Plan. 
2018 LJ Hooker Reg Cowden Memorial Awards Success!
1 Apr 2019
2018 LJ Hooker Reg Cowden Memorial Awards Success!
The Annual Reg Cowden Awards were presented recently at an afternoon tea at the Lithgow City Council Chambers on Wednesday 27 March 2019. 
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