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Orange Toastmasters

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Are you looking to …

Improve your communication skills? Build your confidence? Grow as a leader?

If so, Orange Toastmasters is the place for you. At Orange Toastmasters you’ll find a supportive, learn-by-doing environment that allows you to achieve your goals at your own pace. Our mission is to provide a friendly, warm and supportive environment to enable all members to develop their public speaking and leadership skills.

Orange Toastmasters meets every 2nd and 4th Monday of the month from 7-9pm at the Senior Citizens Centre at the back of the Woolworths carpark. Visitors are very welcome so come along and join us at our next meeting!

Carols by Candlelight

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Come and join in the festive fun at the annual Carols by Candlelight at the Northcourt. Bring your favourite blanket or chair and settle in for a special evening under the stars as you sing along to traditional favourites and a few joyful surprises. Activities for little elves and elvettes are available from 5.30pm, with the merry melodies to commence at 7.00pm and a rumoured appearance from the jolly man in red – All happening at the Orange Civic Centre Northcourt.

Songs for Spring and Summer – Concert Series #3

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SUNDAY 1 December 2019: Steel City Sue & WHOA MULE

STEEL CITY SUE is Newcastle singer, fiddle player and songwriter Su Morley. Morley’s fiddle playing has evolved from playing Australian bush music into a sound built from her explorations of the southern-US traditions of Old Time and Cajun music. Her many visits to Louisiana and the Appalachian mountain states have honed her old time, bluesy and melodic style. Her album Boomtown, released in 2018, was recorded with US touring act Truckstop Honeymoon at their Ninth Ward Pickin’ Parlour in Lawrence Kansas USA. It is a collection of songs written in and about the coal country of Newcastle and the Hunter Valley and range from rootsy fiddle-driven ones, and the songwriter-folk tracks through to the more electric arrangements. All songs are whimsical, heartfelt, cynical and at times political–a window into a life deeply involved in a real place in time.

WHOA MULE are Kate Baker (vocals, guitar), Miriam Jones (fiddle, guitar, vocals), Naomi Jones (fiddle, banjo, vocals) and Sujata Allan (banjo, fiddle, vocals). The group began playing together at the end of 2016 and since have performed at many festivals across NSW and Victoria. Whoa Mule brings you old time country ballads, original songs delivered with delicious four-part harmony, and driving triple fiddle dance tunes. These musicians give a performance characterised by both space and energy. With rich experience earned in bands such as Catgut and Golden Whistler, Whoa Mule puts a kick into old time music. Songs from their 2018 album “Get Your House In Order” will be a feature of their Orange performance.

Australian Breastfeeding Assoc. Orange Morning Tea

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Welcome to Australian Breastfeeding Association Morning Tea Friday’s in Orange for 2019!

Every second Friday, join our local ABA group for a free morning tea catch-up, including a hot cuppa and discussion about breastfeeding and parenting (see Facebook or below for topic listing). We normally have a qualified Breastfeeding Counsellor available so bring along any questions for a confidential discussion if you wish.

October, November & December 2019 topics:

  • 18th October “Baby Carriers”
  • 1st November “Breastfeeding & Returning to Work”
  • 15th November “Breastfeeding with Low Supply or Over Supply”
  • 29th November “Breastfeeding & Alcohol”
  • 13th December “Summertime, Heat & Travel”

We open at 10 am and our discussion starts at 10.30, but we understand that little people don’t run on a schedule, so please come and leave when you need to. Bring along the kids, both big and small, our toddler area helps to entertain busy little people.

As we are volunteer based, any help to bring some light morning tea is much appreciated, but certainly not expected (no nuts please).

ORM Floor Talk – Underworld

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Hear more Underworld stories in this free floor talk with exhibition curator Nerida Campbell

The Roaring Twenties was a golden era for criminals. Social change post World War I brought opportunity, especially for the criminal elite. New markets emerged that could generate incredible wealth for those willing to operate outside the law. The Underworld’s strongest and most cunning criminal bosses monopolised the sale of illicit drugs and drink, employing toughs to protect their interests, clever crims to devise new scams, and weaker ones to do the drudge jobs.

Descend into Sydney’s underworld with exhibition curator Nerida Campbell in this free exhibition floor talk and guided tour of our exhibition Underworld: Mugshots from the Roaring Twenties.

Limited spaces, bookings essential.

Presented by Orange Regional Museum from 1 November 2019-1 March 2020, Underworld: Mugshots from the Roaring Twenties is a travelling exhibition from Sydney Living Museums.

ORM TALKS: Fearless Flappers

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Fearless Flappers – Feminists of the Roaring Twenties?

The flappers of the 1920s pursued new freedoms defying convention and occasionally running foul of the law. Join Underworld curator Nerida Campbell for a lively discussion of the Flapper.

Light refreshments included.

Limited spaces, bookings essential.

Presented by Orange Regional Museum from 1 November 2019-1 March 2020, Underworld: Mugshots from the Roaring Twenties is a travelling exhibition from Sydney Living Museums.

Orange Regional Museum’s ORM TALKS series brings high-quality speakers on a range of fascinating subjects to Orange. Enjoy great public lectures on a Friday evening at the Museum, with a glass of wine and delicious grazing platters.

Friends of Orange Regional Museum members receive 25% off ticket prices for Orange Regional Museum events. Visit our website for more information and to join!

Rogue Show 2019 Annual Sculpture exhibition

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The Rogue Sculptors annual pop up exhibition at the Parkview Hotel Orange. A wide range of sculptural artworks using mediums such as metal, ceramic, paper, found objects, wood, and polymer. A great event showcasing some of the best sculptors in the Orange region. Preview is at 3.30pm with the official opening at 6 pm. Come along for wine, food and great art.

The Armed Man – A Mass for Peace

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Allegri Singers and Friends are thrilled to be presenting a program of Karl Jenkins’ works featuring ‘The Armed Man – A Mass for Peace’. With a choir of some 90 voices, soloists and a large orchestra, this will be one of the most exciting and challenging works in the choir’s over 40 years of singing.

Joining the Allegri Singers will be the Willoughby Singers, Orange Symphony Orchestra, Orange Regional Conservatorium Symphonic Choir, and Kinross Wolaroi School Chamber Strings, Chamber Choir and Koristers, all under the direction of William Moxey.

‘The Armed Man’, subtitled ‘A Mass for Peace’ is essentially a plea for peace and an end to war. The words and music are immediately captivating, from the martial, strident opening and the shockingly visceral evocation of the reality of war, to the transcendent, exquisitely emotional movements expressing faith in the possibility of peace. This is a work you will never forget.

Inspired by the words of many different cultures and belief systems, it has a broad appeal to all of humankind.

Venue is wheelchair accessible.

Songs for Spring and Summer – Concert Series #2

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SUNDAY 3 November 2019: Senor Cabrales & Natalie McIver

SENOR CABRALES is a unique group of six musicians hailing from Northern Spain and Australia who play traditional music from Asturias and Galicia in Northern Spain, Brittany, Ireland and Scotland. The band’s intricate melodic use of fiddle, Spanish pipes (gaita), mandolin, bouzouki, flute, whistle, tenor banjo, bombarde, mandola and bodhran, interwoven with rich harmonic rhythm and driving percussion, delivers a fresh, exciting sound which continues to thrill festival audiences throughout Australia. To date, the group has released two critically acclaimed albums, Aqui (released in 2013) and Sol Y Sombra (released in 2015). They are currently promoting their new live album Pinchos released earlier this year. Senor Cabrales are a must see for lovers of high-quality traditional music, taking audiences on a Celtic musical journey from Spain’s northwest tip to the outer Isles of Scotland.

Supporting Senor Cabrales will be local favourite NATALIE McIVER. Natalie is a relative newcomer to Orange who has quickly made a name for herself in the local music scene. Natalie, originally from Central Queensland, spent her childhood on cattle properties in small communities where reciting bush poetry was a family and community past time. Writing poetry later developed into song writing and her style has been compared to Sara Storer and the Waifs. Her songs reflect a longing for simpler times and draw on her experience of the Australian outback. Natalie describes her music as “acoustic pop with country themes”