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Orange Foodies Night Markets

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Foodies night markets are now on in Towac Park once a month , third Friday of the month every month 5pm to 10pm. 

Dinner, Desserts, Beer ,Wine, Shopping, Music and Family Fun!

Join them each month as they bring the best in street food to the streets of Orange.

There will be all types of food and desserts to tempt your tastes buds! Beer and Wine available at the Bar , live music to listen to ! Keep the children entertained with amusement rides, along with some retail therapy to give the whole family a great night out! 

So bring a picnic blanket and enjoy your perfect night out ! Furry Friends are more than welcome on a lead .


Free Parking on site . Gold Coin Entry per person .

Orange Running Festival 2020

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This is a community running event for all abilities and for any age or fitness level. Held on traffic free. Safe locations in Orange. Commencing Saturday afternoon  with the junior events held at Gosling Creek Reserve, Then Sunday all running events commencing at Bloomfield  with the Marathon (42.195km) Half marathon (21.1km) 10km and 5km events.

For more details please refer to website link.

This is a community events conducted by volunteers with all monies going back to local community organisations.

Tasting Notes – a magical musical (and wine) tour

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A musical mystery tour through a world of never-before heard live music carefully matched with local wines. Be sweep away on a journey through sonic flavours and delectable tannins with four different performances at four different vineyards and carefully-selected matched wines. A bus will transport you and your friends as you vineyard-hop your way through an exciting program of world-class musicians and award-winning wines. A sensory experience not to be missed. Will you agree with the chosen combinations? Come and make your own…Tasting Notes.

The ticket includes four 30min concert performances of varying styles and genres; eight glasses of wine from 4 different vineyards and bus travel. Any additional wines or light snacks will be available for purchase by the guest from each venue. Your own picnic hamper may be brought to enjoy on the bus but no food or alcohol can be brought into the venues.

The bus departs the Orange Visitors Centre, Byng St at 10:30am. Sustainable “keep” wine glasses will be available for purchase for use throughout the journey. The bus will return to the original pickup point at around 4pm.

Orange Readers & Writers Festival: History Council of NSW Seminar: Memory Research & the Family Historian

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Date:          Friday 2 August 2019

Time:         10.30am – 2.30pm – (including lunch and networking)

Location:   West Room, next door to Orange City Library and Orange Regional Gallery, 147 Byng Street, Orange

Cost:    $15 for History Council of NSW Members, $20 non-members, tickets available online through Eventbrite.com

Are you a keen family historian? Have you collected objects and pictures while undertaking your family and local history research? What meanings have you made of these?

Come along to this interactive workshop with Associate Professor Tanya Evans to discuss your work on family history, local history, memory and material culture.

Please bring along one object to talk about in relation to your family or local history. We will discuss how these might be interpreted and how they can be used to tell family stories in creative and innovative ways.

Tanya will be drawing on her research with family historians over the past ten years and would love you to bring your family Bible or a family treasure.

Local author and historian Elisabeth Edwards has written a book on her own family history and her most recent book on the prominent Orange Dalton family will be launched in November.  Lis will share insights on her approach to research and writing.

Tanya Evans, is the Associate Professor, Department of Modern History, Politics and International Relations and Director of the Centre for Applied History at Macquarie University.

Elisabeth Edwards is the author of a number of books on local history, travel and cooking. Her previous published works include In Sickness and in Health: How medicine helped shape Orange’s history, Half a World Away Postwar Migration to the Orange District 1948-1965, A Gentleman of the Inky Way Orange through Joe Glasson’s Looking Glass and Flavours of the Four Seasons.


Orange Readers & Writers Festival: Oral History Workshop

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 Join Louise Darmody and Andrew Host for this one day workshop where they explain the importance of oral history, demonstrate use of equipment and suitable recording environments, teach pre-interviewing and interviewing skills as well as best practice protocols and copyright.  Louise Darmody is the principal of Sound Memories, an award-winning oral history and audio documentary-making firm established in 2002.

Andrew Host is Manager of Studio Data and CD Makers. He is a professional sound recordist specialising in oral history.

Date: Thursday 1 August

Time: 9.00am – 4pm

Location: Local Studies Room, Orange City Library, 147 Byng Street, Orange

Cost: $20 (includes lunch and networking) Limited places.

Tickets available online through www.winterfirefestival.com.au

Sculpture in an Orange Garden

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Sculpture in an Orange Garden on April 13 and 14 from 10am – 4:30pm is an alfresco selling exhibition showcasing the works of celebrated Australian sculptors. The event is held within the beautiful grounds of Rosemont, one of the Orange region’s largest and most established private gardens, located just 10 minutes from the Orange town centre. Local wine and food available for purchase. Children’s sculpture walk and competition.

Dolores – Theatre Show with Housing Plus | White Ribbon

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Dolores is a 45 minute, one act play written by Edward Allan Baker. It is a portrait of two sisters, Sandra and Dolores who are caught in repeating patterns of abuse but living with it in very different ways. It is a story about family and anyone with a sibling can relate only to well with just as many laughs and there are tears.

Sam. productions is owned by two sisters from Dubbo; Millie and Edwina Samuels. The girls have partnered with White Ribbon Australia and will be donating 10% of ticket sales to the organisation as well as inviting Housing Plus to speak after the show and will provide a supper to raise money for Orange’s local women’s crisis centre “The Orchard”.

Tickets are sold at samproductions.org

(also selling at the door on the night)

Come along and support an important cause and be apart of the conversation.