Thursday, May 5th, 2011

The Mal-Nutrition 25th Annual Malibu Surf event
Date: May 21
Where: Main Beach, Merimbula

This is a one-day Malibu surf spectacular with surfers surfing through a virtual gauntlet to reach the finals and great honours. The 25th annual Malibu event is an open, double elimination event with trophies and prizes for the six finalists and for each of the categories of Women’s, Juniors, Local, Men’s, Masters, Veterans, Legends and Dead Set-Legends.

(PIC DETAILS: Image courtesy of Merimbula News Weekly.)

“Merimbula’s Josh Keogh soared through the surf in this spectacular shot taken during the final of the 2010 annual Malibu competition on Merimbula’s Main Beach.”

Fleece Producers Autumn Fibre Challenge
Date: May 14
Where: Old Bega Hospital, Bega
For more information: Liz Worth (02) 6492 0923 or Vicki Younger (02) 6492 7202.

Each year the Red Café Knitters organise an autumn fibre challenge alongside the Old Bega Hospital Markets. Spinners, felters, weavers and other fibre crafters come to take part in the event. Last year teams turned fleece into footwear in just 3.5 hours. This year the fibre challenge is to turn fleece into fabulous headwear. Teams have 3.5 hours to complete their projects. The only rules are that all work must be finished by 12 sharp and that all 3 skills – spin, felt, knit – are used in producing the finished item. The goal is not to be the fastest but the to be as creative as possible.

Tura Week of Golf
Date: May 17-22
Where: Tura Beach Country Club
Tura Beach Country Club presents the RNS Morgans Week of Golf, with events for men and women, mixed and juniors. This event also incorporates the annual Tura Beach open 36-hole tournament for men. The entry fee for the whole week for Men or Women is only $80! For more information, download the brochure and entry form from

Narek Galleries – Exhibition of Porcelain Works by Poppy Benton

Date: till May 31
Where: Narek Galleries, Tanja
Open: Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday 10.30am to 5.30pm and by appointment
Email: [email protected]
Narek Galleries presents the second solo exhibition by far south coast artist Poppy Benton, following the outstanding success of her first solo exhibition Imbue in 2008, a result of Benton receiving the inaugural Far South Coast Living Artist Projects Scholarship of 2007.

Australian Pottery at Bemboka – Australian Pottery 1660s to date

Date: till June 20
Where: Bemboka
Over the last seven years, we have been adding to our own collection of contemporary Australian pottery, amassed over the last 35 years. The result is an eclectic mix of exhibition pieces and production ware made in the last half century, displayed in a contemporary house and gallery setting with mountain views. Featuring the work of Victor Greenaway, Les Blakebrough, Jenny Orchard and Christopher Sanders.

Ivy Hill Gallery
Date: till June 13
Where: Ivy Hill Gallery, Wapengo
Open Friday-Monday 10am-5pm.
Fours artists are part of this exhibition: Lynne Flemons from Goulburn, Debra Johansen from Tanja, Julie Krone from Robertson and Britta Stenmanns from Moss Vale. These four artists and their families have gathered each January at Aragunnu on the South Coast between Bermagui and Tathra for the last decade to capture the beautiful landscapes, ancient mysteries and the sense of place of Aragunnu.

Bega Valley Regional Gallery
Date: May 17 – June 25
Where: Bega
Tour De Force: In Case Of Emergency Break Glass is a project developed by artisan and Wagga Wagga Art Gallery, curated by Megan Bottari and toured by Museum & Gallery Services Queensland. A groundbreaking exhibition that highlights the work of eight progressive Australian artists who have breached the arts-craft divide to make work that sits firmly in the Contemporary Art camp. It showcases the work of Deb Jones, Timothy Hon, Neil Roberts, Tom Moore, Nicholas Folland, Jacqueline Gropp, Ian Mowbray and Trish Roan.

Live Local Accoustic (LLA)
Date: May 22
Where: Wyndham
Web: Search ‘Live Local Acoustic’ on
Email: [email protected]
Live Local Acoustic (LLA) is an informal gathering of aspiring amateur, semi-professional and professional musicians, which occurs on the fourth Sunday of each month at The Robbie Burns Hotel following the Wyndham Markets. It’s the perfect setting for aspiring musicians to gain some stage experience and it’s quite common for professional musicians passing through the area to drop in for an impromptu set.

Don’t forget about our markets! Enjoy local produce, gifts and wares for sale and on display at various towns throughout the region:

Friday 29 April 8.00-2.00pm SCPA Local Market, Bega
Saturday 30 April 8.00-1.00pm Eden Market
Sunday 1 May 8.30-12.30pm Candelo Market
Sunday 8 May 8.00-1.00pm Pambula Rotary Market
8.00-1.00pm Pambula Robin Hood Town Hall
8.00-1.00pm Pambula Lodge Centre Market
Friday 13 May 8.00-2.00pm SCPA Local Market, Bega
Saturday 14 May 8.30pm-1.30pm Autumn Fibre Event & Market
Sunday 15 May 8.00-12.30pm Merimbula Seaside Market
Sunday 22 May 8.30-12.30pm Bermagui Market
8.30-1.00pm Wyndham Village Market
Friday 27 May 8.00-2.00pm SCPA Local Market, Bega
Saturday 28 May 8.00-12.30pm Cobargo Market
Fri & Sat 27 & 28 May Twyford Hall Craft, Merimbula

For more information on these activities, as well as bookings, visit or ring toll-free 1800 150 457.

More media information: Liz Swanton, media liaison, Sapphire Coast Tourism: [email protected] or 0417 232 643.

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Sapphire Coast Tourism

Land of rivers, mountains and beaches, famous for its fishing, whales and cheese, the Sapphire coast is just six hours’ drive south of Sydney.

The allure of the Sapphire Coast is in its sparkling beaches, bays, lakes, cliffs, caves and national parks – all accessible via excellent walking tracks and coastal drives.

The region is renowned for deep-sea fishing off Bermagui, whale watching at Eden, award-winning cheeses at Bega and a rich Aboriginal cultural heritage around Wallaga Lake.
Liz Swanton, media liaison, Sapphire Coast Tourism
P: 0417 232 643


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