Weekend planner | August 11 to 13, 2017

In concert: Acclaimed tenor Mark Vincent is coming to the Manning Entertainment Centre on August 25.

In concert: Acclaimed tenor Mark Vincent is coming to the Manning Entertainment Centre on August 25.

Mark Vincent, Australia's most and loved tenors is bringing his new show, “You Raised Me Up”, to the Manning Entertainment Centre on August 25. Hailed as the best tenor voice in Australia, Mark’s career has been going from strength to strength.

He is the only classical artist in Australian history to release six studio albums and a Greatest Hits collection by the time he was 20 and sold a million albums. Mark released his eighth album in April this year, A Tribute to Mario Lanza, with a duet with Mario as it’s main feature.

2016 saw Mark perform to sell out audiences around Australia in his own show and performing as Freddie in the stage musical My Fair Lady, directed by Dame Julie Andrews, the show continuing this year around the country this year.

Mark’s repertoire in his show includes Hallelujah, The Impossible Dream, Be My Love, You Raised Me Up, Can’t Take My Eyes Off You, Nessun Dorma and Young At Heart. He will be backed by The Serenade Orchestra.

What’s on

  • Until the end of August: Tea Pot and Tea Cosy exhibition at the craft shop at the on Manning River Drive, open every day from 9.30am until 3.30pm.
  • Until August 27: Exhibitions by local artists at Manning Regional Art Gallery, Macquarie Street, Taree. The gallery is open 10am to 4pm Wednesday to Saturday and 1pm to 4pm Sundays.


  • Saltbush at the Manning Entertainment Centre, 10am, 11.45am and 1.30pm
  • Storytime at Hallidays Point Library, from 10.30am to 11.30am.


  • Quota Taree’s garage and car boot sale at St John’s Anglican Church Hall Victoria St Taree, starts 7.30am.
  • Gloucester Farmers Market from 8am to noon at Billabong Park, Gloucester.
  • Johns River Community Markets from 8am to 12.30pm at the Community Hall, Johns River.
  • Wingham Community Markets from 8am to noon, Dennes Street, Wingham.
  • WaukIvory Hall Dance from 6pm to 11pm, 1658 WaukIvory Road, Waukivory.
  • Taree parkrun, Endeavour Place Car Park, 8am.
  • Forster parkrun, Pebbly Beach, 8am.


  • Forster Town Markets from 8am to 2pm at Town Park, Head Street, Forster.
  • Cundletown Markets from 8.30am to noon at Cundletown Community Garden, 43 Main Street, Cundletown.
  • Cirque Africa, 7pm at the Manning Entertainment Centre, Taree.
  • Holy Name Primary School, Lake Street, Forster, school fete 10am-2pm​
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