TOP 5: Weekend tips for the Bega Valley

TAKE 5 this weekend in the Bega Valley with our top activity tips, September 6-7.

1. Steel Magnolias

The Bega cast of Steel Magnolias.

The Bega cast of Steel Magnolias.

A new Bega production of Steel Magnolias will premiere at the Thimble Theatre tonight.

Steel Magnolias opens September 5 and plays September 6, 7,11,12,13 and 14.

Theatre Onset has gathered six fine actresses and turned the Thimble Theatre into Truvy’s for just seven performances of this classic.

The word is out that this is a fun show with a big heart so, if you want the benefit of a shampoo and free advice from Truvy book an appointment now.

You’ll share the magazine rack with Penny Hunt, Lis Shelley, Alison Vanderbergh, Ella Davies, Jane Gordon and Corrinne Markov and Diana Nicol is directing.

The evening performances are at 7.30pm and Sunday matinees at 3pm. Tickets are $20 and $15 for concessions and bookings are online at or by phoning 6492 4928.

2. Festival for Irene

The Trezise family of Wolumla.

The Trezise family of Wolumla.

The Festival for Irene will be last fundraiser for the Trezise family before Irene Trezise leaves Australia for medical treatment in Russia.

Tomorrow’s all day fundraiser at Merimbula Beach Holiday Park, Shore Point, will feature an incredible line-up of musicians as well as plenty of fun activities for the whole family.

Entry is $15 single ticket and $40 for a family ticket, and the event go from1.30pm till 10pm and will feature non-stop music, jumping castle and plenty of great food.

3. Spring chickens

This year’s annual Bega Poultry Club Spring Show will feature fowls not seen in the valley for many years.

A breeder from the Hunter Valley will be bringing breeding pens of Red Leghorn Bantams, Barne Velders and Brown Leghorns to Saturday’s poultry show and auction at the Bega Showground.

The show will also include all the usual breeds of soft feather, hard feather fowl and water fowl and a junior section.

Judging starts at 9am followed by an auction at 11am.

Light snacks are available and all are welcome to attend.

For further information contact Peter Ubrihien on 6492 1079 or president Gary Backhouse on 6492 3190.

4. Candelo-Bemboka Panthers

The Candelo-Bemboka Panthers reserve grade rugby league squad is fighting for a berth in the grand final when it takes on the Moruya Sharks at Sunday.

The game starts at 12.45pm at the Bega Rec Ground.

In its first year back in Group 16, the Panthers have gone from strength to strength and this promises to be another cracker of a performance from this very determined team.  

5. Treat dad!

Sunday is Father’s Day. Treat your dad to breakfast, or a nice lunch out or maybe cook him a roast. Anything but another pair of socks!


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