TOP 5: Weekend tips for the Bega Valley

Spiral Gallery's popular annual exhibition A Plethora of Postcards is on again. Get your entries in this week.

Spiral Gallery's popular annual exhibition A Plethora of Postcards is on again. Get your entries in this week.

LOOKING for something to do this weekend? Here are our Top 5 options to give you some inspiration.

1. Faces of the Community

Bega Littleton Gardens, Saturday 8.30am until 1.30pm

Festival of the Face

Festival of the Face

As part of Festival of the Face, community groups from across the district will be showcasing who they are and what they do in Saturday’s public event.

Food and entertainment will accompany the information and fundraising stalls from organisations such as SPAN, Lions, Rotary, RFS, VRA, Scouts and the Bega Chamber of Commerce.

While you’re there, help add the final stiches to the Giant Knitting Nancy, which is becoming a big face around lunchtime.

Springvale Food Swap

Springvale Food Swap

2. Swap your surplus food

Consider signing up to one of the various Bega Valley Food Swap groups and head out this weekend to meet new people.

Local growers with a surplus of home-grown produce share a cuppa and good company while swapping fruit, vegetables, home-made preserves, flowers, eggs and so much more.

There are Food Swap groups in Brogo, Springvale, Cobargo/Quaama and Candelo.

Click here to find out when they meet and how to join.

3. Plethora of postcards

Make good use of the predicted cold weekend weather by snuggling up next to your heater of choice and creating an artistic masterpiece in miniature!

Yet Another Plethora of Postcards opens at Spiral Gallery on June 27 and entries are still open.

The popular annual exhibition of postcard-sized artworks has some great prizes on offer to tempt people of all ages and talents.

Entries can be of any medium and on any topic you wish – the only requirement that it be A5 size.

An exciting new category this year will take postcards vertical, with plinth postcards of up to 20cm tall making an appearance.

Entries can be dropped in to Spiral Gallery between 10am and 4pm up until Wednesday morning, when gallery curators will begin the big task of balling up small spheres of BluTac to hang the works.

Inquiries can be made to Spiral Gallery on 6492 5322 or via text message to exhibition curator Rachel Annabel on 0418 923 463.

4. Triple treat for music fans

Three-band night, Bega Country Club, Saturday from 8pm

The Blue Ruins, The Spindrift Saga and Mewstone Rock will be performing for the crowds.

Kate Watts of The Blue Ruins

Kate Watts of The Blue Ruins

The Blue Ruins is a refreshing bluesy, rootsy act, fronted by 24-year-old powerhouse Kate Watts, with her father Allan providing incredible guitar skills and Aidan Bateman setting the soul-thumping rhythm on the drums.

The Spindrift Saga and Mewstone Rock are two of the most popular local bands on the South Coast, ready to ignite the crowd with their music.

Entry is free, with the music running from 8pm until late, however lockout is at 10pm.

A courtesy bus will be running from 5pm, and can be contacted on 6492 1055.

Call 6492 1570 for more information.

5. Bega v Cooma Group 16 Rugby League

Bega Rec Ground, Sunday, from 10.30am (first grade kick-off 2.30pm)

There will be plenty of action on the field as the Roosters come up against the rampaging Stallions.

Cheer them on after almost a month on the sidelines due to bye rounds and wash-outs.

Off the field, the Roosters will also be celebrating their Giving Back to Community Program and saluting Women in League.

The day will feature a bucket run for charity organisation CanAssist and an auction of the first grade pink jumpers, with proceeds going towards the club canteen restoration fund.

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