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What’s On: 5 November edition

A regular event listings page to let you know what’s happening, when, and where, across the Hunter Region. It also features in our print magazine.


A free show for budding or hopeful comedians. Try a set or enjoy the show in the newly renovated Kahibah Sports Club (63 Kenibea Avenue, Kahibah). One lucky audience member will walk away with a $50 bistro voucher. The show takes place on the first Thursday of every month. The next one will be held tonight, Thursday 5 November, from 7.30pm to 10pm. Call 4943 2987 to make a booking or visit faceopenmiccomedy.com.


The Newcastle Evening Branch of the Country Women’s Association (CWA) will host a Scone Sale on Saturday 7 November at Cooks Hill Surf Life Saving Club (Memorial Drive, Bar Beach).

The famous, freshly baked scones can be pre-ordered or bought on the day. A range of jams, preserves and handicraft will also be available. The event will go from 8am to 11am. Go to trybooking.com and search ‘Country Women’s Association Scone Sale’ to preorder or email [email protected] for more.


Toys, bric a brac, books, DVDs, clothes, some items brand new. Bargains galore. Everything $2. Saturday 7 November from 9am to 2pm at 32 Sixth Street, Boolaroo.


A celebration of all things handmade, eco focused or designed by our wonderful stall holders, held every second and fourth Sunday by the lake at Speers Point Park. Join us for a family friendly event on Sunday 8 November at Speers Point Park from 10am to 2pm. Includes kids activities, unique shopping, delicious food, coffee, live music and awesome park facilities.


See what great-grandmothers recycled at the next Miss Porter’s House Museum Open Day on Sunday 8 November. Florence, Ella and Hazel Porter made, mended and recycled soap, shoes, furniture, flour bags and much more.

Find out how a soap saver works, what an egg has to do with darning, and relive sustainability as practised in the early 20th Century.

The event will take place at 434 King Street, Newcastle West, from 1pm to 4pm. Cost: $10 adults, $8 concession, $25 family, children under 5 free. Visit nationaltrust.org.au or call 4927 0202 for more information.


A Remembrance Day service will take place at Gregson Park, Hamilton. Photo: Peter Stoop

Merewether-Hamilton-Adamstown RSL Sub-Branch will host a Remembrance Day service at the striking heritage war memorial in Gregson Park, Hamilton on Wednesday 11 November from 10.50am.

Community members are invited to join Sub-Branch members on this significant day of remembrance. Contact James Mackay OAM on 0408 613 170 or email [email protected] for more information.


Catch big, win big on Australia’s largest coastal saltwater lake. Let’s Fish Lake Mac is Lake Macquarie’s new open fishing competition and will go from Friday 13 to Sunday 15 November.

A catch-and-release event, there is a total of $21,000 in prizes up for grabs across adult and junior divisions. Cost is $20 per person. Go to letsfishlakemac.com.au to register or for more information.


Back to Back Galleries will host an exhibition called The Aesthetic Table from Friday 13 to Sunday 29 November at 57 Bull Street, Cooks Hill. The exhibition is a study on ‘still life’, a contemporary re-construction of forms and textures as the artists reframe meaning through their domestic aesthetic juxtapositions.

Open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 11am to 5pm. Call 4929 3677 or visit newcastlepotters.org.au for more details.


Lots of different items for sale, toys, paintings/prints, household items, plants, vintage collectables, brand new and second-hand items, and a selection of books will be on offer.

The garage sale will support the work of The Umbrella Foundation Australia and Centre for Hope’s youth programs. It will take place on Saturday 14 November from 8am to 2pm at 135 High Street, East Maitland.

We will have a COVID marshall onsite, all items will be sprayed and disinfected and people visiting will have to check in as accordance with safe COVID practices.

The Centre for Hope coffee van will be on site with amazing coffee and a selection of hot pies, muffins and cookies.


Lions Australia’s Lap the Map for Diabetes fundraiser will coincide with World Diabetes Day on Saturday 14 November.

Lions is conducting this annual event throughout Australia and is inviting the nation’s families and friends, school communities and sporting organisations to participate in this national relay walk to promote awareness of diabetes and promote a healthy lifestyle.

A gold coin donation on the day will go towards the campaign. Contact Lions Australia Diabetes Foundation’s Noelene Heggart on 0466 643 847 or visit lionsclubs.org.au for more information.


Maitland Country Women’s Association will host a Christmas and Craft Fair on Saturday 14 November from 8.30am to 1.30pm at the CWA Hall (46 Church Street, Maitland).

There will be plum puddings and Christmas cakes, plants, and lovely handmade items. The fair will raise money to help support CWA’s work in the local community, as well as maintenance costs at the hall.


An annual ride around Lake Macquarie to raise awareness and funds for men’s health issues. This year’s format has been altered due to COVID-19 restrictions.

A small family group will start the ride from Thomas H Halton Park (Macquarie Drive, Croudace Bay), departing at 11am on Sunday 15 November. Small groups of no more than 20 people can join them along the route. Search ‘Movember Motorcycle Ride’ on Facebook for more information.


Australia will tackle Argentina in round four of the Tri Nations rugby union series at McDonald Jones Stadium (294 Turton Road, Broadmeadow) on Saturday 21 November from 7.45pm. Go to ticketmaster.com.au to buy tickets.

Send Your Free Entertainment Listings for What’s On To: [email protected].

Deadline is 10 days prior to publication.

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