Taree and District Model Railway Club can make for a great day out during the school holidays. It is located in the old goods shed at Taree, accessed via Manning Street. The club meets on Wednesdays and Saturdays, excluding public holidays, between 8.30am and 4pm.
Fun for all
Pinks Family Carnival at John Wright Park,Tuncurry operating nightly until 10pm through to January 26
Tagged Fish Competition in Harrington. Catch one of the 25 tagged fish during the month of January (1 - 31) and present the tag at the Harrington Hotel on Beach Street to claim your prize. $18,000 in prizes up for grabs.
Queen Street Undressed at Gloucester Gallery opens on Thursday, January 2 and runs until Sunday, January 26. Free entry. Gallery is open Thursday to Saturday from 10am - 4pm and Sunday 10am - 1pm.
Cool Summer 2020 Exhibition at Galleries in the Gardens, Tea Gardens opens Friday, January 10 at 5pm on and runs until the end January. Gallery open daily, 10am to 4pm (closed Tuesdays).
The Forgotten Works of Pixie O'Harris opens on January 23 until March 8 at the Manning Regional Art Gallery. Gallery hours are Wednesday to Saturday 10am to 4pm, Sundays 10am to 4pm. Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays, and all public holidays.
Fun for kids in the Library
Puzzles and and Colouring at the library. Come along with the kids and enjoy puzzles and board games together or colour in a masterpiece at the Taree, Forster, Nabiac, Harrington, Wingham, Hallidays Point and Tea Gardens libraries. Each day in the January School holidays during opening hours.
Beeswax Wraps Workshops at Hallidays Point Library on Tuesday, January 21 from 2.30pm to 4.30pm for ages 10 to 17 years.
Mini-vegetable Garden Workshop at Taree Library on Wednesday, January 22 from 11.30am until 12.30pm for ages 5 years and up.
Scrapbooking Workshop at Forster Library on Wednesday, January 22 from 10.30am until noon for ages 5 years and up.
Movie: Cars 3 (G) a free screening at Tea Garden Library on Wednesday, January 22 from 2.30pm to 4.15pm.
Science on the Move at Harrington Library on Friday, January 24 from 11am to noon, for children ages 5 years and up. Explore science by making your own slime, hovercraft and image spinner.
Forster Parkrun is a free event held at 8am every Saturday morning centred around five kilometre timed walk, jog or run co-ordinated by volunteers at Bicentennial walk in Pebbly Beach Parkland.
Taree Parkrun is a free event held at 8am every Saturday morning centred around five kilometre timed walk, jog or run coordinated by volunteers at Endeavour Place Reserve.
Gloucester Parkrun official launch Saturday January 25 at the junior cricket pitch in Gloucester District Park at 8am.
Manning Valley Historical Society's Wingham Museum is open every day from 10am to 4pm, but closed for Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day. The museum has been named by the Powerhouse as one of the top regional museums in NSW, with an extensive collection of rare historical items that evoke the simplicity of yesteryear. Entry fees apply, adults $5, pensioners $4, children $1 and family $10.
The Cundletown and Lower Manning Historical Society's Cundletown Museum is open Tuesdays to Sundays, 10am until 3pm but closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day. In particular the museum is known for its major collection of all aspects of the dairy industry and include the extra activities of the farmers of timber and sleeper cutting, which supplemented their income. River trading was prevalent along the lower reaches of the Manning River in the early days, when the river was the highway linking each district or settlements.
The museum has plethora of homemade and crafted gifts, woodwork, hand-towels, homemade jams and pickles, baby wraps, baby toys, summer scarves, cushions, cloth bags and a range of unique Cow Craft items.
It also has a large range of historical books and publications for sale, including books featuring towns of the Lower Manning Valley, the locally produced companion set (book and DVD) featuring the Coopernook Forest and Langley Vale Tramway, and Harvey Else's extraordinary biography, 'Pilot on the Edge'.
Tinonee Historical Society Museum is a small unique museum where you can research the history of the area. The museum comprises a number of rooms incorporating a sporting room, dining room, children's bedroom and commerce room which also displays items of war memorabilia. A workroom and kitchen at the rear of the premises are used by the museum volunteer staff. Various craft items together with local history booklets are available for purchase.
A heritage garden provides a peaceful setting to enjoy a gentle walk. The original Tinonee gaol cell and the detached rebuilt police stables provide an interesting insight into the ways of the constabulary of old. Opening hours are Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 10am to 2pm, and Saturday 12.30pm to 3.30pm.
Great Lakes Museum
This museum is located at 1 Capel Street, Tuncurry. It is a not-for-profit social history and maritime museum engaged in collecting, researching, preserving and exhibiting artefacts and documentary material relating to the area
Opening times Tuesday to Friday 10am to 2pm, Saturday 1pm to 4pm, Sunday 1pm to 4pm; closed Mondays, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day. Admission is adults $5, children $2.
January 21: The Bent on Tuesday Farmers Market at Wingham
January 23: Secret Farmers Market at Taree Park
January 25: Tuncurry Market at John Wright Park
January 25: Nabiac Farmers Market at Nabiac Showground
January 26: Old Bar Market at Old Bar Reserve
January 26: Pacific Palms Market at community centre
Australia Day celebrations
Australia Day Vintage and Classic Car Display at Wylie Breckenridge Park, Black Head from 9am to 2pm.