Five things to do near Kiama this weekend

Christine Howe, local author presenting a talk at Kiama Library on Saturday
Christine Howe, local author presenting a talk at Kiama Library on Saturday

Berry Show

At the Berry Showground on Saturday all day.

7.30am   Showjumping

8.30am   Beef Cattle Judging (Cattle Lawns)

8.30am   Horse Classes

9.30am   Woodchop begins (Woodchop Arena)

10.00am  Animal Nursery opens

10.00am  Pavilion opens (Pavilion)

10.00am  Poultry Pavilion Opens

10.00am  Goat Judging begins (Goat Area)

12.00pm  Axe Throwing (Woodchop Arena)

AM   Heavy Horse Judging

1.30pm (approx)   Grand Parade

2.00pm   Woodchopping 300mm Australian U/H Championship (Woodchop Arena)

3.00pm   Tree Felling Final (Woodchop Arena)

3.00pm   Pony Club Competition

4.00pm   High Velocity Trick Riders

4.20pm    Bullock Demonstration

5.00pm   Young Farmer Challenge (Preliminary Heats + Final)

5.40pm   Haymaking demonstration

6.20pm   Beaut Utes Presentation

6.40pm    Team ARD FMX Stunt Riders – motorcycle stunt show

7.00pm   Berry Showgirl Announcement

8.00pm   Hay Stacking Competition

8.30pm   Dog High Jump Competition

8.50pm   Team ARD FMX Stunt Riders – motorcycle stunt show

9.10am    High Velocity Trick Riders

9.30pm   Fireworks

Pics and Flicks

At Gerringong Town Hall at 8pm on Friday.

February movie is 'Ali's Wedding.'

"The film is distinguished by magnificent photography by Jeanne Lapoirie and by the insightful screenplay by the director and Laurette Polmanss. It's enjoying a very limited cinema release, but is well worth checking out," David Stratton, The Australian 16 Sept 2016.

Tickets ($10) go on sale at Gerringong Town Hall at 7.20pm with the film starting at 8.00pm.

After the film, stay for Gerringong Pics and Flicks world famous Tea, Coffee and Cakes ($3) and take the time to discuss the film or anything else you like in a relaxed social atmosphere.

Friends of Kiama Library presentation

Friends of Kiama Library look forward to welcoming local writer and academic Christine Howe as guest speaker. 

Christine's first novel, 'Song in the Dark' is a coming of age story set in the Illawarra which explores themes of love, betrayal, addiction and hope. Paul, the central character, is 19 years old and struggling with addiction. One night, he unwittingly assaults the one person who has never given up on him - his grandmother - sparking a chain of events that will change both of their lives for ever.

Celtic social gathering

At Kiama Pavilion starting at 8.30am on Saturday. 

The term Ceili (pronounced “kay-lee”) is a traditional Celtic social gathering. This Ceili will be a gathering in celebration of all aspects of womanhood. It will be a sharing of stories, wisdom, experience, and friendship.

The theme of the Ceili is centred on the joys and challenges of womanhood. We are all travelling along this journey together so by sharing our stories, knowledge and ideas we hope to provide a forum for attendees to network, laugh (maybe cry), grow and connect.

$220 ticket price includes:

Fully catered morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea

Evening Ceili including wine, beer and canapés

2 x workshops

Fabulous line up of guest speakers

Boomerang bag with goodies

Opportunity to start YOUR conversation!

Kiama stingray show

At Kiama Harbour at 10am on Sunday

The weekly show is run by Darren O’Connell