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Events and activities for parents and babies, toddlers and school aged children in the Wollongong and Illawarra area.

Webers Circus - A Touch of Wild West comes to Shellharbour!

21 February - 10 March

Morning, afternoon & evenings times available

Ages: All ages, family-friendly event!
Cost: VIP, Ringside, A Reserve & B Reserve tickets available
Venue: Shellharbour
The show will take you and your family on a wild west adventure with death defying acrobats, funny clowns, trick dogs, Miniature Ponies, Russian swing and much much more! So saddle up, get you hat and cowboy boots on and let Webers Circus take your on a Wild West adventure for the whole family!
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Hong Kong Palace - Yum Cha has arrived in the Illawarra - and you're invited!

Saturday 23 February

Contact Hong Kong Palace to make a booking.

Ages: All ages!
Cost: Refer menu
Venue: Hong Kong Palace - Warrawong Plaza
The day has come and yum cha is ready to be served in the Illawarra! On Saturday 23 February, Hong Kong Palace will be launching their NEW menu and are inviting the Illawarra to join them in their first official Yum Cha sitting

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Join Fernwood Fitness Woonona in February with ZERO Joining Fee and SAVE $199!

Offer valid until end of February 2019.

Ages: Fitness programs available from 13 years
Cost: ZERO Joining Fee! Save $199
Venue: Fernwood Fitness Woonona
Get Fit in Feb & train for FREE! Join now to get Zero Joining Fee (save $199)! Only available until 28 February, 2019 - so hurry!
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Strength-Based Parenting & Kids - Wollongong, Shellharbour & Berkley workshop dates. Giving parents the skills to build positive, resilient and happy kids.

March, April & May Workshop Dates

6.30pm - 8pm

Ages: parents, teachers, grandparents and carers
Cost: $40pp. SAVE when you purchase both tickets at once - book Workshop 1 for $40 or Workshop 1 & 2 for $70.
Venue:
Our workshops to give parents the skills to build positive, resilient and happy kids. Only 90 minutes for you to quickly and affordably learn how to become an effective strength-based parent.
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360 ALLSTARS - spectacular physical theatre event for 5 years and up!

Tues 2 April - 7pm & Wed 3 April - 11am

Ages: Ages 5 to 105. Contains haze and strobe lighting.
Cost: $32.50 - $112.50
Venue: Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre
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Big Fat Smile FUN Club - Before & After School Care for kids! Our people are trained and super cool.....

Term 1, 2019

Before and After School Care

Ages: 5 - 12 years
Cost: Various
Venue: Across Wollongong and the Illawarra
Our Fun Clubs make kids smile! We’re open before and after school and in the school holidays with heaps of cool, fun stuff on offer!
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Join our beautiful Little Groovers Family in 2019! Enrolments for Term 1 are now open!

Term 1, 2019

Ages: 18 months - 5 yrs
Cost: Refer website
Venue: Jamberoo, Dapto & Windang
Little Groovers is now offering classes across three venues Jamberoo, Dapto & Windang! Little Groovers specialises in pre-school dance focusing on classes for children 18 months - 5 years.
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NumberWorks'nWords - Ensure your child is Naplan ready! Tutoring for English and Maths. Get a FREE assessment for your child!

3.30pm - 7.30pm weekdays.

Ages: 5 - 16 years of age
Cost: Contact centre
Venue: NumberWorks'nWords
Kids Tutoring which is fun but gets great results! Every student has an individualised plan and works towards agreed personal goals. Results are celebrated.
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Burgh Kids & Teens 2019 Classes. Circus, Parkour, Dance, Acrobatics and much more!

Term 1 starts Monday 4 February

Refer timetable

Ages: 3 years +
Cost: Refer website
Venue: Burgh Kids & Teens
We provide an exciting programme of performance skills that encourage kids and teens to participate and socialise in a happy and fun environment! Whether you like circus, acrobatics, dance, parkour or drama... we have it all!!
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Black Diamond Drama & Singing Studio

Term 1, 2019 classes - Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Saturday

Ages: Young & old!
Cost: Refer Facebook page
Venue: Black Diamond Drama & Singing Studio
Black Diamond Drama & Singing Studio in Bulli offers drama, musical theatre classes as well as singing tuition for young and old commencing Monday 4th February.
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Da Vinci Art Studio - Beautiful, creative art space open to all ages and skill levels.

Classes commence 4 February

Open for enrolments from 1pm - 5pm from 29 January to 1 February.

Ages: Primary, High School & Adults
Cost: Refer website
Venue: Da Vinci Art Studio
Da Vinci Art Studio is a local, beautiful and creative space offering fine art classes open to all ages and skill levels - and are now taking enrolments for their Term 1, 2019 program.
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Miss Zoe's School of Dance - Wollongong, Kiama & Coledale. *First 2 weeks FREE!

Term 1, 2019 starts Monday 4 February

Ages: 2 years - adults
Cost: No registration fee. First 2 weeks are FREE at Kiama & Coledale Studios
Venue: Wollongong, Kiama & Coledale
Come and see the Miss Zoe's difference! Miss Zoe's has been servicing the Illawarra for 12 years - they opened in Kiama in 2018 and in 2019 have opened up in Coledale!
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UniActive Swim School: Professional instructors, quality facilities and fresh air. Registrations open for Term 1.

Term 1 starts Tuesday 29 January

Ages: 3 years +
Cost: Learn to Swim : $15 per class. Squads: $13 per class. Special offer: 50% discount for third child (must be from the same family). Prices are subject to change.
Venue: UniActive
Located within the University of Wollongong grounds, we have been teaching children to swim for over 25 years.
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KMA Martial Arts Wollongong - SPECIAL OFFER: 2 weeks free trial of UNLIMITED classes. Receive a full Uniform Pack worth over $100 when you enrol!

Term 1, 2019

Ages: 3 years of age - adults
Cost: Refer website
Venue: KMA Martial Arts Wollongong
KMA Martial Arts provides physical training and continual learning, in a fun and friendly atmosphere, suitable for kids and adults alike
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Southern Healthcare Specialists - help is at hand for parents worried about their child's feeding/eating

Monday to Friday

8:30am to 5pm

Ages: Clinic is accessible to children ages 6 months - 16 years with feeding difficulties
Cost: Contact Clinic
Venue: Southern Healthcare Specialists
Southern Healthcare Specialists is a specialist centre located in Corrimal NSW who strive to provide excellent quality care to the Illawarra. We offer a range of specialist services - one of them being our Paediatric Feeding Clinic.
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Award-winning Ulladulla Leisure Centre - Learn to Swim Program enrolments OPEN NOW for kids and adults

Term 1: 29 January - 13 April. Centre open open 7 Days

Ages: Babies - Adults
Cost: Contact centre
Venue: Ulladulla Leisure Centre
Located in the beautiful and scenic Shoalhaven region is the award-winning, premium swim and fitness facility, Ulladulla Leisure Centre! Come and swim in one of our pools (including our Learner & Toddler pools, 25m, 50m pool and outdoor sea pools), take a fitness class or just unwind in our spa or program pool.
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Carmel & Co Gymnastics - Term 1 enrolments open now - we have classes to suit everyone!

Term 1, 2019

Ages: 14 months +
Cost: Refer website. FREE Trial Class option
Venue: Carmel & Co Gymnastics
We will be holding an Open Day this Saturday 2nd February for anyone interested in finding out more about our programs!
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Circus Monoxide - Term 1 bookings now open! Trial classes available before term starts. Claim your Active Kids Rebate.

Trial Classes available week before term starts. Classes start Monday, February 4.

Refer timetable

Ages: 2 years - adult
Cost: Refer website
Venue: Circus Monoxide
Term 1 bookings are NOW OPEN, so get in early to guarantee your spot! We have changed a few class times and added some new exciting classes. Classes start Monday, February 4.
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CIY.CLUB Kids Coding Workshops. Get coding in Term 1, 2019!

Starting 4 February (Monday, Wednesday & Thursday)

Afternoon sessions

Ages: 7 - 17 years
Cost: Contact CIY Club
Venue: Science Space, Bulli High School & Warilla Library
Our popular After School Coding Club will be starting back up again 15 October for Term 1, 2019 at 3 locations across Wollongong!
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Dance World - join our dance family in 2019! Kids and adults classes - ENROL TODAY!

Term 1, 2019

Ages: For boys & girls aged 2.5 years +
Cost: Refer website
Venue: Dance World
We provide a friendly, safe and positive environment for our students and are a family-run business. Our experienced teachers are nurturing, giving confidence and support to your child. We promote a sense of community and respect and enjoy seeing the long lasting friendships our students make.
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Gravity Gym - Term 1, 2019 Bookings NOW OPEN! NEW Street Gym & Ninja Classes

Term 1, 2019

Refer online schedule

Ages: From 6 months!
Cost: Refer website
Venue: Gravity Gymnastics
Gravity Gymnastics is a brand new indoor gym space for bubs, kids and teens of all shapes, sizes and abilities! AND they are excited to introduce their Term 4 Schedule of classes for ages starting from 6 months - right up to adults!
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Ready Steady Go Kids Wollongong & Shellharbour - Term 1 enrolments NOW OPEN for this award-winning multi-sport program!

Refer Timetable

Ages: 1.5-6 year olds
Cost: Refer website
Venue: Bulli, Coniston, North Wollongong, Unanderra, Horsley and Albion Park.
TERM 1 ENROLMENTS NOW OPEN! WINNER! National What's On 4 Kids Awards - BEST National Pre-Schooler Activity for 2017, 2016 & 2015.
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Tara Becker School of Dance - 2019 Enrolments OPEN NOW for pre-school age +. Trial 1 week of classes before you commit!

Term 1, 2019

Ages: Pre-school age +
Cost: Refer website
Venue: Tara Becker School of Dance
At Tara Becker School of Dance our mission is to provide the highest quality training in a supportive and caring environment. We are excited to announce the opening of our brand new studio facility!
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Junior Groovers Disco - The Fraternity Club

6pm  to 8.30pm    to  Fri 8 March 19

Venue: The Fraternity Club
Address: 11 Bourke Street Fairy Meadow NSW 2519
Ages: 6 - 12 years
Cost: $10

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Kiama Jazz & Blues Festival 2019

All day event

 to    Fri 8 March 19 to  Sun 10 March 19

Venue: Multiple Venues, Kiama
Address: Kiama NSW 2533
Ages: All ages
Cost: FREE Event

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Sculpture Bermagui

 to    Fri 8 March 19 to  Sun 17 March 19

Venue: Bermagui
Address: 1 Lamont Street Bermagui NSW 2546
Ages: All ages
Cost: FREE

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Art on the Grass

Second Saturday of every month (except January & November)

10am  to 2pm    to  Sat 9 March 19

Venue: Red Point Artists Studio
Address: 96-106 Wentworth Street Port Kembla NSW 2505
Ages: All ages
Cost: FREE Entry

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Bulli Foragers Market - Artisan Market

2nd Sunday of the month

9am  to 2pm    to  Sat 9 March 19

Venue: Bulli Showground
Address: Grevillea Park Road Bulli NSW 2516
Ages: All Ages
Cost: FREE entry

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Coal Coast Film Festival

 to     to  Sat 9 March 19

Venue: Anita's Theatre
Address: 264-270 Lawrence Hargrave Drive, Thirroul NSW 2515
Ages: G and M rated movies
Cost: Refer website

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Illawarra Annual Brick Spectacular

From 10am  to 4pm/5pm   Sat 9 March 19 to  Sun 10 March 19

Venue: Kembla Grange Racecourse
Address: Princes Highway Kembla Grange NSW 2526
Ages: All ages
Cost: Adults $7.00 | Children $5 | Under 3 free

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Kiama Woodcraft Group

9am  to 4pm   Sat 9 March 19 to  Sun 10 March 19

Venue: Masonic Hall Kiama
Address: 46 Collins Street Kiama NSW 2533
Ages: All ages
Cost: FREE Entry

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NSW Wavesailing Competition

All day event

 to    Sat 9 March 19 to  Sun 10 March 19

Venue: Seven Mile Beach
Address: Seven Mile Beach Gerroa NSW 2534
Ages: All ages spectators
Cost: FREE

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Red Scarf Motorbike Rally

8am  to 10am    to  Sat 9 March 19

Venue: Black Beach Kiama
Address: Kiama NSW
Ages: All ages
Cost: FREE

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Rock’n Vintage Roll 2019

Sat, 9 March 6.00pm – 10.00pm Sun, 10 March from 10.00am

 to    Sat 9 March 19 to  Sun 10 March 19

Venue: Ryan's Hotel, Thirroul
Address: 138 Phillip Street Thirroul NSW 2515
Ages: Family friendly event
Cost: Adults: $5.00 | Kids: free

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Shell Cove Shellharbour City Festival of Sport

Refer website for event schedule.

 to    Sat 9 March 19 to  Sun 10 March 19

Venue: Cove Boulevarde, Shell Cove
Address: Cove Boulevarde Shell Cove NSW 2529
Ages: Family friendly event
Cost: Refer website for registration cost.

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TIGS Information Evening

6pm  to 8pm    to  Tue 5 March 19

Venue: TIGS Goodhew Research Centre (School Library)
Address: 10-12 Western Avenue Mangerton NSW 2500
Ages:
Cost: FREE Admission

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Art In The Park

Second Sunday of every month.

9am  to 3pm    to  Sun 10 March 19

Venue: The lawns at Belmore Basin on the Blue Mile
Address: Cliff Road Wollongong NSW 2500
Ages: All ages
Cost: FREE Entry

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Huskisson Market

Held on the Second Sunday of every month

9am  to 4pm    to  Sun 10 March 19

Venue: Held on the sporting ground adjacent to the Huskisson Bowling Club
Address: Huskisson Road Corner of Kiola Street Huskisson NSW 2540
Ages: All ages
Cost: FREE Entry

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Marine Rescue Ulladulla Wharf Markets

Held on the second Sunday of each month

8am  to 2pm    to  Sun 10 March 19

Venue: Ulladulla Harbour
Address: Ulladulla Wharf Ulladulla NSW 2539
Ages: All ages
Cost: FREE Entry

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Learn Safe Workshops - Helping Learner Drivers Become Safer Drivers (Wollongong)

6pm  to 8pm    to  Tue 12 March 19

Venue: Wollongong City Council
Address: Wollongong NSW 2500
Ages: Learner drivers
Cost: FREE

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Class Clowns 2019 – Wollongong Heat (the search for Australia's funniest teens!)

4 - 6pm: Workshop 7pm: Performance

 to     to  Wed 13 March 19

Venue: The Music Lounge - Wollongong Town Hall
Address: Corne Crown & Kembla Streets Wollongong NSW 2500
Ages: Ages 12+. Contains strong language.
Cost: Adult: $22 Concession: $18 Children u12: $18 Groups 10+: $15

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Les Miserables

Refer website

 to    Thu 14 March 19 to  Sat 16 March 19

Venue: WSEC
Address: Corner Crown & Harbour Streets Wollongong NSW 2500
Ages: All ages
Cost: A RESERVE $69 B RESERVE $49

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SciFri Cinema: Blade Runner FINAL CUT presented by Science Space

Doors open 6:30pm for 7pm show time.

6.30pm  to 9.30pm    to  Fri 15 March 19

Venue: Science Space
Address: 60 Squires Way Wollongong NSW 2500
Ages: Movie is Rated M for Mature Audiences
Cost: $13.75

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A Day out With Thomas - Trainworks

9.30am  to 4pm   Sat 16 March 19 to  Sun 17 March 19

Venue: Trainworks
Address: 10 Barbour Road Thirlmere NSW 2572
Ages: All ages
Cost: Refer website for admission prices

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JindyAndy Community Market

Third Saturday of every month

9.30am  to 2.30pm    to  Sat 16 March 19

Venue: Jindyandy Mill
Address: 719 Greenwell Point Road Pyree NSW 2540
Ages: All ages
Cost:

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Moonlight Movies - Figtree: Trolls

Starts at 7.30pm. Gates open at 6pm  to 10pm    to  Sat 16 March 19

Venue: Roy Johanson Park, Figtree
Address: Euroka Street West Wollongong NSW 2500
Ages: All ages
Cost: FREE

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Taj Mahal Dinner 2019

6pm  to 11pm    to  Sat 16 March 19

Venue: UniHall - University of Wollongong,
Address: Northfields Avenue Wollongong NSW 2500
Ages:
Cost: $125.00 per person or $1,250.00 for a table of 10

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Wollongong MS 24 Hour Mega Swim

12pm  to 12pm   Sat 16 March 19 to  Sun 17 March 19

Venue: Uniactive Building - UOW
Address: Building 13, University of Wollongong Wollongong NSW 2522
Ages: Open to all abilities
Cost: Adult: $45 | Junior (Under 18): $35

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Wollongong Triathlon Festival (Miniman for the 7 - 11 year olds)

6am - 4pm (Saturday) & 5am - 2pm (Sunday)

 to    Sat 16 March 19 to  Sun 17 March 19

Venue: Wollongong Harbour
Address: Marine Drive Wollongong NSW 2500
Ages: From 7 years (MiniMan)
Cost: Refer website for registration cost.

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Kiama Seaside Markets

Third Sunday of every month.

9am  to 3pm    to  Sun 17 March 19

Venue: Black Beach Kiama
Address: Kiama Harbour, Shoalhaven Street Kiama NSW 2533
Ages: All ages
Cost: FREE

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National Playgroup Week Event @Discovery Space

10am  to 1pm    to  Mon 18 March 19

Venue: Early Start Discovery Space
Address: Early Start Discovery Space, Building 21 University of Wollongong, Northfields Ave Wollongong NSW 2522
Ages: 0-5
Cost: FREE

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Cedars Christian College - Early Learning Centre OPEN DAY

5.30pm  to 7pm    to  Tue 19 March 19

Venue: Cedars Christian College
Address: Waples Road Farmborough Heights NSW 2526
Ages: 3 - 5 years of age
Cost: FREE

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Practical Parenting: A Practical Guide to Introducing Solids

9.30am  to 10.30am    to  Wed 20 March 19

Venue: Dapto Library
Address: 93-109 Princes Highway Dapto NSW 2530
Ages: Parents & Carers
Cost: FREE

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SCARF Hand in Hand Charity Art Exhibition (Family Day - 24 March)

Refer website for times

 to    Wed 20 March 19 to  Sun 24 March 19

Venue: iAccelerate, Innovation Campus
Address: Squires Way North Wollongong NSW 2500
Ages: All ages
Cost: Cost is a gold coin donation to SCARF

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Ocean Film Festival World Tour Keiraville

7pm  to 10pm    to  Thu 21 March 19

Venue: Uni Movies, University Hall
Address: Northfields Avenue Keiraville NSW 2500
Ages: All ages
Cost:

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Women's Wellness Festival

12pm  to 7pm    to  Thu 21 March 19

Venue: Nowra Showground, West Street, Nowra
Address:
Ages: All ages
Cost: FREE Event

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Brush and Bubbles Art Escape Experience

1pm  to 4pm    to  Sat 23 March 19

Venue: Narrawallee
Address: Parkinson Street Narrawallee NSW 2519
Ages:
Cost: Refer website

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Second Hand Saturday

8am  to 12pm    to  Sat 23 March 19

Venue: Black Beach - Kiama Harbour
Address: Shoalhaven Street Kiama NSW 2533
Ages: All ages
Cost: Gold coin donation

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Wesley Centre Markets (formerly Nowra Makers Market)

Every fourth Saturday of the month

8am  to 2pm    to  Sat 23 March 19

Venue: Jelly Bean Park
Address: Egan's Lane Nowra NSW 2541
Ages: All ages
Cost: FREE Entry

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Disabled Surfers South Coast Hands on Day

9am  to 1pm    to  Sun 24 March 19

Venue: Seven Mile Beach, Gerroa
Address: Gerroa NSW 2534
Ages: All ages
Cost:

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Shoalhaven Relay for Life

 to     to  Sun 24 March 19

Venue: Junction Street, Nowra
Address: Nowra NSW 2541
Ages:
Cost: Refer website for registration costs.

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The Ultimate Learner Log Book Run - Day Run (Special Event)

8.30am  to 2.30pm    to  Sun 24 March 19

Venue: Shellharbour, Kiama & Wollongong
Address: Wollongong, Kiama & Shellharbour NSW
Ages: All learner drives must have 40 or more log book hours.
Cost: FREE (inc. driver reviver stop snacks & McDonald’s voucher on completion)

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Free Info on First Aid for Babies & Kids - Balgownie Village Community Centre

6pm  to 9pm    to  Tue 26 March 19

Venue: Balgownie Village Community Centre
Address: 113 Balgownie Rd Balgownie NSW 2519
Ages: Adults
Cost: FREE

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Jervis Bay Lions Club White Sands Festival

9am  to 5pm    to  Sat 30 March 19

Venue: Sports Ground - Huskisson
Address: Kioloa Street Huskisson NSW 2540
Ages: All ages
Cost: FREE Entry

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Mollymook Markets

Fifth Sunday of the month

8.30am  to 2pm    to  Sun 31 March 19

Venue: Mollymook
Address: Mitchell Parade Mollymook NSW 2539
Ages: All ages
Cost: FREE Entry

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Wollongong 5k Colour Frenzy

7.30am  to 11.30am    to  Sun 31 March 19

Venue: Stuart Park, Wollongong
Address:
Ages: All ages
Cost: Early Bird: Adult $25.00 | Child (5-12yrs) $10.00 | Family (2 x Adults + 2 X Children) $60.00

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360 Allstars

 to    Tue 2 April 19 to  Wed 3 April 19

Venue: Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre
Address: 42 Bridge Rd Nowra NSW 2541
Ages: 5 years +
Cost: $32.50 - $112.50

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Moonlight Movies: The Never-Ending Story (Thirroul)

10pm

Gates open 5.30pm  to     to  Sat 6 April 19

Venue: Thirroul Beach Reserve, Thirroul
Address: Thirroul NSW 2518
Ages: All ages
Cost: FREE

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Moonlight Movies: Thirroul

Gates open at 5.30pm and film screens at 7pm (on sunset). Event concludes at 9pm.

 to     to  Sat 6 April 19

Venue: Thirroul Beach Reserve
Address:
Ages: All ages
Cost: FREE

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Stand Up Paddle Boarding and Yoga Escape Experience

10am  to 4pm   Sat 6 April 19 to  Sat 27 April 19

Venue: Narrawallee
Address:
Ages:
Cost:

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Thirroul Seaside and Arts Festival

9am  to Till late   Sat 6 April 19 to  Sun 7 April 19

Venue: Thirroul Community and Library Center, Lawrence Hargrave Drive, & Thirroul Beach Park
Address: Thirroul NSW 2515
Ages: All Ages
Cost: FREE Entry

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Shellharbour Ocean Swim

8am  to 1pm    to  Sun 7 April 19

Venue: Wollongong Street, Shellharbour Village
Address: Wollongong Street Shellharbour NSW 2529
Ages: Junior Swim - 12 years and under only.
Cost: Refer website

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Matilda's Farmyward Easter Special!

 to    Mon 8 April 19 to  Thu 18 April 19

Venue:
Address:
Ages: All ages
Cost: $230 plus gst. This is HALF THE PRICE of our regular bookings…Places will go fast !!

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