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Music in the Park

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Live music in Cook Park – taking you around the world in one hour – by Orange’s award-winning brass band under Conductor Phil Rees (OAM). Bring your friends, bring your dog, bring a picnic and be entertained in Orange’s most beautiful park.

Venue: Cook Park Rotunda, Summer Street, Orange


Free Support Coordination Information Session for NDIS Participants and Informal Supports

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Are you an NDIS Participant, or do you care for a person who accesses the NDIS? Do you have Support Coordination funding available to you? 🤔

Do you know what the purpose of Support Coordination really is? 🤓

At SpiritAbility Support Coordination Services we are totally focused on providing Participants with factual, clear information that equips Participants to achieve their goals.

That’s why we have broken down all of that NDIS information and language to bring you all you need to know about Support Coordination in our Support Coordination Information Session.

This Information Session is for Participants and Informal Supports. All information about attendees remains confidential and attendance does not create any obligation to engage our services.

Cost 💰 – FREE!
Date 📅 – Wednesday 14th July 2021
Time  – 10:30AM – 12:30PM
Location – Orange City Bowling Club – Warrendine Street, Orange NSW 2800

We have limited spaces – only 30 places available. To secure your spot, please email your interest to

📧 [email protected]

or call

0456 977 597

We look forward to seeing you there!!

ORM Talks: Astronomy in the central west

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Join local astronomers and space photographers, Niall and Rodney to hear all about astronomy in the central west.

ORM Talks: “Astronomy in the central west” with Niall McNeil and Rodney Watters

Friday 18 June 2021

Light refreshments provided from 5.30pm,   with the presentation starting at 6pm. 

Book here: 

Our place in the universe is very small. From our blue planet Earth, we can peer into the night sky and see the cosmos, bringing to life its beauty with the aid of modern telescopes, cameras and image processing software. The central west is an ideal place to do astronomy, being blessed with superb skies and low levels of light pollution. For amateur astronomers like Niall MacNeill and Rodney Watters, there are few better places to observe and photograph the heavens.

Niall & Rodney will share the beautiful sights they have photographed over several years from the central west. Expanding outwards from the Earth and starting with our closest neighbor, the Moon, they will take us on a journey through our solar system. Looking at inner rocky planets to the gas giants and then beyond to the ice giants, we will also look at objects such as nebulae and star clusters within our galaxy, then finally, at immense distances, a fantastic array of galaxies millions of light-years away.

2021 Vinnies CEO SLeepout

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Every night, thousands of Australians experience homelessness. But it doesn’t have to be that way. This year the Orange Business Chamber team is taking part in the Vinnies CEO Sleepout to raise money for the St Vincent de Paul Society to support Australians in need. For one night, business leaders in our community will be sleeping outside as part of an eye-opening experience to raise awareness and bring home the realities of homelessness.

To negate the extreme conditions of the Orange Winter Climate the event will be held in the Naylor Pavillion at the Orange Show Ground. Join Our Team today!

The Silk Road – Orange Regional Conservatorium

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Travel across cultures, along the Silk Road from East to West with the musicians of the Orange Regional Conservatorium as your guide. Over the span of four concerts, listeners will be taken on a musical journey along the path of the Silk Road.

Our musical journey continues across the Steppes of Eurasia towards the Middle East. Featuring traditional & classical works from Azerbaijan, Armenia, Turkmenistan and Russia.

Featuring ORC musicians James Buchanan, Laith Ismail, Leon Just, Stephanie Li, David Shaw, Emily Thorburn, Elina Yasumoto and Alina Zborowski.

New Landholders Seminar

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Central Tablelands Local Land Services will be hosting a seminar for new rural landholders, to provide them information to assist them to enjoy and better manage their rural blocks. Presentations will include: Managing livestock, Rural Crime Prevention, Protecting your properties from fire, managing feral animals and weeds and managing the natural environment. The seminar is free but bookings are required The seminar will run from 5 – 7pm and will be followed by a light supper.

Jim Hazelton Born to Fly: Book Launch

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What motivates a pilot to sit in the cockpit of a light aircraft for days, overloaded with fuel, alone over a vast ocean? This is the remarkable story of the late Jim Hazelton, local pioneer Australia aviator.

The first Australian to fly the Pacific solos in a single-engine aircraft in 1964, Jim crossed the Pacific over 200 times, revelling in the hazardous business of ferrying light aircraft.

He cut his teeth instructing pupils in Tiger Moths in the early 1950s and then thrived in the dangerous business of agricultural flying before taking up ferrying in the 1960s. Such was Jim’s love of flying that he continued to ferry to the very end of his life. Amassing more than 50,000 hours in 130 aircraft types over 64 years – he criss-crossed the globe like few pilots of his generation.

Renowned for his unique instructing style and flying ability, Jim was respected and admired by all who shared his cockpit. He was a pilot with a rare gift, a man who found himself literally at one with the sky.

The event is supported by Collins Booksellers, Orange and books will be available for purchase at the event.

Central West Women’s Forum Leadership Series: Her Excellency Mrs Linda Hurley

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You are invited to attend our next Leadership Series (lunch time) online event on Tuesday, 18 May at 12noon.

The Central West is again fortunate to have the calibre of Her Excellency Mrs Linda Hurley as our next speaker.

“Celebrating Achievements of Women in Regional Australia”

Join us for an interactive session to hear about the achievements and successes of other women in Regional Australia.  Her Excellency will share some experiences that will inspire and motivate women in our region who are recovering from (or still impacted by) the severe drought, bushfires, pandemic and floods.  Mrs Hurley will also share her experiences, hear about some of the challenges we are facing in our community and add her thoughts to what we can be doing to better support women in our region.  The session will be facilitated by Mary Brell, Chair of CWWF.

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More about Mrs Linda Hurley:

Her Excellency Mrs Linda Hurley (nee McMartin) was born and raised in Sydney. She was educated at Kingsgrove High School and went on to become a teacher, commencing in 1976. She married David Hurley in 1977.

In the course of their married life, Mrs Hurley has supported her husband throughout his career on a wide variety of postings in Australia and overseas, including the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany and Malaysia.

Mrs Hurley’s own career in education has been in both the public and private school systems, until her retirement from full time teaching in July 2011. She has been an active member of the community as a Pastoral Carer at the Canberra Hospital and Hospice. Mrs Hurley holds a Bachelor of Education from the University of Canberra.

Mrs Hurley has an interest in the Arts, especially music. She is passionate about singing, and showing how singing, especially in a group, can have a positive impact on individuals and the community.

Mrs Hurley is dedicated to championing causes that are developing new technologies to recycle rubbish, and ways to reduce our use of plastic, particularly plastic packaging and plastics used for single use items, which are not only harmful to the environment but add unnecessarily to landfill sites.

Exhibition Opening: ‘Pat Ford – Pride of Orange’

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The Mayor of Orange, Councillor Reg Kidd, invites you to the opening of ‘Pat Ford – Pride of Orange’

In 1947, 16-year-old Pat Ford stepped into the ring at the newly established CYMS boxing club in Dalton’s Mill. By 1950 he was the Australian Amateur lightweight champion. Going professional the following year, Pat rose quickly to claim the Australian and Empire (Commonwealth) lightweight titles, before retiring to run his own butchery in 1955.

Celebrating the life and career of a remarkable Orange sportsman, this exhibition features rarely seen photographs, film footage and sporting memorabilia.

6pm for 6.30pm

FREE, all welcome. Light refreshments will be served.

This is a COVID safe event. Tickets are limited and bookings are essential.

Image: Pat Ford in training at Alexander and Rowley’s gymnasium in Melbourne, 12 February 1953 (detail). Photograph by News Ltd. Image courtesy Newspix