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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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Kids Comic & Cartooning Workshops (with Marcelo Baez)

4pm  to 5pm    to  Mon 11 February 19

Venue: Corrimal Community Centre
Address: 15 Short Street Corrimal NSW
Ages: 8-13 years
Cost: $15pp

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Webers Circus - Shellharbour

5pm  to 9pm   Thu 21 February 19 to  Sun 3 March 19

Venue:
Address: Lake Entrance Road Shellharbour NSW 2529
Ages: All ages
Cost: TBA

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100 Stories Before School

Last Friday of the month

10am  to 10.30am    to  Fri 22 February 19

Venue: Corrimal Library
Address: 15 Short Street Corrimal NSW
Ages: Pre-school age
Cost: FREE

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Eat Street Market Bulli

5pm  to 10pm    to  Fri 22 February 19

Venue: Bulli Showground
Address: Grevillea Park Road Bulli NSW 2516
Ages: All ages
Cost: Gold coin entry

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Family Friendly Fridays - ​Family Friendly Movie (Dapto Library)

5.30pm  to 7.30pm    to  Fri 22 February 19

Venue: Dapto Library
Address: 89/111 Princes Highway Dapto NSW 2530
Ages: All ages
Cost: FREE

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Footloose - The Roo Theatre Company

Various times - refer website.

 to    Fri 22 February 19 to  Sat 9 March 19

Venue: Roo Theatre Company
Address: Addison Street & Wentworth Street Shellharbour NSW 2529
Ages: All ages
Cost: Cost Adults $32.00 Concession $27.00

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Friday Forage Wollongong

Every Friday

9am  to 2pm    to  Fri 22 February 19

Venue: Lower end of Crown Street Mall
Address: Crown St Wollongong NSW 2500
Ages: All Ages
Cost: FREE entry

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Shimano Ultimate Husky Triathlon Festival

6am  to 3.15pm   Fri 22 February 19 to  Sun 24 February 19

Venue: White Sands Park, Huskisson
Address: Hawke Street Huskisson NSW 2540
Ages: All ages
Cost: Refer website for registration costs.

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Summer Sounds 2019

5.30pm  to 9pm    to  Fri 22 February 19

Venue: Wollongong Youth Services
Address: 85 Burelli Street Wollongong NSW 2500
Ages: All ages
Cost: FREE

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Blockbusters to the Beach

4.30pm  to     to  Sat 23 February 19

Venue: CWA Grounds
Address: 15 The Drive Stanwell Park NSW
Ages: All ages
Cost: Adult $20 / Concession $15 / Family $55

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Cupitt's Growers Market

Last Saturday of the month

10am  to 12pm    to  Sat 23 February 19

Venue: Cupitt’s Winery
Address: 58 Washburton Rd Ulladulla NSW 2539
Ages: All ages
Cost: FREE Entry

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Kiama Makers & Growers Market

4th Saturday of each month

9am  to 2pm    to  Sat 23 February 19

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

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Kiama Rugby Sevens

All day event

 to     to  Sat 23 February 19

Venue: Kiama Showground, Kiama,
Address: 2 Bong Bong Street Kiama NSW 2533
Ages:
Cost:

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Kiama Sevens

Commencing at 8:30 am.

 to     to  Sat 23 February 19

Venue: Kiama Showground
Address: 1 Bong Bong Street Kiama NSW 2533
Ages: All ages
Cost:

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Shoalhaven Heads Fresh Produce Market

Every Saturday

8am  to 1pm    to  Sat 23 February 19

Venue: Heads Hotel
Address: River Road Shoalhaven Heads NSW 2535
Ages: All ages
Cost: FREE Entry

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Skills for Living

9am  to 6pm   Sat 23 February 19 to  Sun 24 February 19

Venue: Lotus Health & Wellbeing Centre
Address: 103 Crown Street Wollongong NSW 2500
Ages:
Cost: $595. Early Bird (payment before Wed 30 Jan): $445

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Berry Produce Market

Held every second Saturday and fourth Sunday of the month

8am  to 2pm    to  Sun 24 February 19

Venue: Andrew Place Park
Address: 102 Queen Street Berry NSW 2536
Ages: All Ages
Cost: FREE entry

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Choppers for Charity

9am  to 5pm   Sun 24 February 19 to  Tue 26 February 19

Venue: Sussex Inlet RSL Club
Address: 200 Jacobs Drive Sussex Inlet NSW 2540
Ages: All ages
Cost:

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Coledale Market

4th Sunday of the Month

9am  to 3pm    to  Sun 24 February 19

Venue: Coledale Public School
Address: 699 Lawrence Hargrave Drive Coledale NSW 2515
Ages: All Ages
Cost: Gold coin entry

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Dapto Showground Market

Sundays

7am  to 1pm    to  Sun 24 February 19

Venue: Dapto Showground
Address: Princes Hwy Dapto NSW 2530
Ages: All Ages
Cost: $1 Entry

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Foragers Market Bulli

Sundays

9am  to 2pm    to  Sun 24 February 19

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

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Illawarra Live Steamers

Open to the public every fourth sunday of the month

8.30am  to The gates open about 8:30am and trains usually run from 10am until mid afternoon.    to  Sun 24 February 19

Venue: Stuart Park
Address: 2 Virginia St North Wollongong NSW 2500
Ages: All ages
Cost: Each passenger pays $2 for the 4 to 7 minute train trip.

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Jamberoo Village Market

Last Sunday of the Month

9am  to 2pm    to  Sun 24 February 19

Venue: Reid Park
Address: Cnr Allowrie & Churchill Streets Jamberoo NSW 2533
Ages: All Ages
Cost: FREE entry

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Pyree Village Art and Handmade Market

Fourth Sunday of every Month

9am  to 1.30pm    to  Sun 24 February 19

Venue: 888 Greenwell Point Road, Pyree
Address: 888 Greewell Point Road Pyree NSW 2540
Ages: All ages
Cost: FREE Entry

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ROCK SWAP - Illawarra Lapidary Club Inc

8 am  to 2 pm    to  Sun 24 February 19

Venue: Stuart Park
Address: George Hanley Drive Wollongong New South Wales 2500
Ages: Suitable for all ages
Cost: Free

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2019 Clean Up Australia Day

9am  to 11am    to  Tue 26 February 19

Venue: Various Locations throughout the Illawarra
Address: Shellharbour NSW 2529
Ages: All ages
Cost: FREE

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Puckeys Night Market

Last Wednesday evening of every month

4pm  to 9pm    to  Wed 27 February 19

Venue: The UOW Innovation Campus
Address: Puckey Avenue Innovations Campus - UOW NSW 2500
Ages: All ages
Cost: FRE admission

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Tai Chi for for all who care for a person on the autism spectrum.

1pm  to 2pm    to  Wed 27 February 19

Venue: Dapto Ribbonwood Centre (Acacia Room)
Address:
Ages: A gentle flowing movement class for all who care for a person on the autism spectrum.
Cost: FREE

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Immunisation Clinic - Fairy Meadow Community Centre

Fourth Thursday of every month from 9:30am -11:30am & 1:30pm - 3:30pm.

 to     to  Thu 28 February 19

Venue: Fairy Meadow Community Centre
Address: 17A Princess Hwy (Opposite Woolworths - Guest Park) Fairy Meadow NSW 2519
Ages:
Cost: FREE

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R.A.G.E [Reading Arts Gaming Entertainment] - Warrawong Library

Last Thursday of the month during school term

3.30pm  to 4.30pm    to  Thu 28 February 19

Venue: Warrawong Library
Address: 133 King Street Warrawong NSW 2502
Ages: 8 - 12 years
Cost: FREE

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Milton Show

8am  to 6pm   Fri 1 March 19 to  Sat 2 March 19

Venue: Croobyar Road, Milton
Address: Croobyar Road Milton NSW 2538
Ages: All ages
Cost: FREE Entry

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Wollongong Twilight Markets

First Friday evening of each month from October 2018 through March 2019

4.30pm  to 8pm    to  Fri 1 March 19

Venue: Flagstaff Hill
Address: Endeavour Drive Wollongong NSW 2500
Ages: All ages
Cost: FREE Entry

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Jervis Bay Maritime Museum Twilight Market

First Saturday of every month

3pm  to 7pm    to  Sat 2 March 19

Venue: Woollamia Road, Huskisson
Address: Huskisson NSW 2540
Ages: All ages
Cost: FREE Entry

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Splash Wollonong

Refer website for schedule.

 to     to  Sat 2 March 19

Venue: North Wollongong Beach Fore-Dune
Address: Cliff Road North Wollongong NSW 2500
Ages: Kids distance events available.
Cost: Refer website.

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The Great Illawarra Walk 2019

 to     to  Sat 2 March 19

Venue: Wollongong
Address: Wollongong NSW 2500
Ages: Family-friendly event
Cost: Registrations are now open; $40 per adult and $20 per child.

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Thirlmere Festival of Steam

Refer website for activity times and schedule

 to    Sat 2 March 19 to  Sun 3 March 19

Venue: Trainworks Thirlmere
Address: 10 Barbour Road Thirlmere NSW 2572
Ages: All ages
Cost: Visiting the Thirlmere Festival of Steam precinct is FREE. Additional activities are at cost.

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Culburra Beach Monthly Markets

First Sunday of every month

 to     to  Sun 3 March 19

Venue: Located opposite the Culburra Bowling Club
Address: 210 Prince Edward Avenue Culburra NSW 2540
Ages: All ages
Cost: FREE Entry

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Family Yoga & Mindfulness

10am  to 11am    to  Sun 3 March 19

Venue: Bulli Community Centre
Address: 328 Princes Highway Bulli NSW 2519
Ages: All ages
Cost: Pricing - $20/ 2 family members, $25/ 3, $30/ 4 + (Babies and Toddlers 0-2 years free)

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Red Hot Summer Tour

 to     to  Sun 3 March 19

Venue: Kiama Showground
Address: Kiama NSW 2533
Ages: All ages event
Cost: General Admission Tickets are $119.90 .This is an all ages event. All patrons under 18 years must be directly accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times. Children under 12 years are admitted FREE with a paying parent/guardian

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The Berry Markets

1st Sunday of the Month (Except February)

8am  to 2.30pm    to  Sun 3 March 19

Venue: Berry Showground
Address: Corner Alexandra and Victoria Streets Berry NSW 2535
Ages: All Ages
Cost: FREE entry

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The Farm’s Market

Usually First Sunday of the Month

10am  to 3pm    to  Sun 3 March 19

Venue: Killalea State Park
Address: Killalea Drive Shell Cove NSW 2529
Ages: All ages
Cost: Free Entry

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Kidz Connect - Dapto Library

First Monday of the month during school term only.

4pm  to 5pm    to  Mon 4 March 19

Venue: Dapto Library
Address: 93 Princes Highway Dapto NSW 2530
Ages: 5- 12 years
Cost: FREE

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S.T.E.A.M Punks Club - Helensburgh Library

First Tuesday of the month during school term

3.30pm  to 4.30pm    to  Tue 5 March 19

Venue: Helensburgh Library
Address: 57 Walker Street Helensburgh NSW 2508
Ages: 5 years +
Cost: FREE

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Northern Coffee Morning - for families of children with an autism spectrum disorder to join our coffee morning “family”, to share information and support.

10.30am  to 12.30pm    to  Wed 6 March 19

Venue: Towradgi Beach Hotel
Address:
Ages: Parents & Carers
Cost: FREE

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Practical Parenting: Sleep and Settling

9.30am  to 10.30am    to  Wed 6 March 19

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

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S.T.E.A.M Punks Club - Thirroul Library

First Wednesday of the month during school term only.

3.30pm  to 4.30pm    to  Wed 6 March 19

Venue: Thirroul Library
Address: 356 Lawrence Hargrave Drive Thirroul NSW 2515
Ages: 5 years +
Cost: FREE

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‘The Crucible’ by Arthur Miller presented by Wollongong High School of the Performing Arts

Thursday 7th March 7pm Friday 8th March 7pm Thursday 14th March 7pm Friday 15th March 7pm Saturday 16th March 1pm Saturday 16th March 7pm

 to    Thu 7 March 19 to  Sat 16 March 19

Venue: Wollongong High School of the Performing Art
Address: lysaght Street Fairy Meadow
Ages:
Cost: Adult: $22 Concession / Student: $18

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HARS Historical Aircraft Restoration Society - Tarmac Open Day

The Tarmac Days are held on the second Friday, Saturday and Sunday of every month.

9.30am  to 3.30pm   Fri 8 March 19 to  Sun 10 March 19

Venue: Illawarra Regional Airport
Address: Airport Rd Albion Park Rail NSW 2527
Ages: All ages
Cost: $15.00 per adult $5.00 per child or $35 per family

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I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change

Refer website

 to    Fri 8 March 19 to  Sat 16 March 19

Venue: The Arcadians' Miner's Lamp Theatre
Address: 141 Princes Highway Corrimal NSW 2518
Ages: Recommended for ages 12+
Cost: Adults: $30 Members: $26 Concession: $26 Under 18s: $18

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Woonona Medical Practice (Weight Management Program)
Ready Steady Go Kids
Bubble n bounce



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1800 022 222

Poisons Information
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Australian Breastfeeding Ass.
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