SYDNEY HILLS' SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARK @BELLA VISTA FARM. weekends 8 December through 30 December. Pull out your high school Lit books of Shakespeare's plays. Read up on 'Measure for Measure' the dark satire exploring deisre & power. In today's climate, this comedy gone satire explores all that we read in the media today -- and it isn't fake!  The second theatre offering is ' The Servant of Two Masters, truly a comedy! Shakespeare Festival

BUSBY'S CHRISTMAS DAY BUFFET, WISEMANS FERRY. It's that time of the year and Busby's will provide a traditional Christmas feast (with seafood) on Christmas Day! All you can eat! 12pm - 3pm. Book early! 4566 4787 or with Chef Jamie on 0447 601 073. 

FERRY ARTISTS GALLERY, WISEMANS FERRY OPENS NEW EXHIBITION SATURDAY 25 NOVEMBER, 5-7PM Art, Music, Food. Gallery hours Thursday - Monday 10-4pm. 02 4566 4385. New Exhibition opened.

KURRAJONG VILLAGE SHOPPING FOR THOSE UNUSUAL GIFTS!  Carey & Co (70 Old Bells Line of Road) and Bidwillii Design (83 Old Bells Line of Road) are the most unusual and high-end shops we come across in our travels. You won't find choice for gifts like these anywhere else! You can guess where we finished our shopping list!

MURU MITIGAR CULTURAL CENTRE (ROUSE HILL HOUSE & FARM) celebrates the unique stories of the First Peoples of NSW with an exhibition of vibrant artworks and cultural objects -- wall hangings, woven and carved sculptures, sound and video recordings. "From Our Place"  is curated by celebrated Gumbayniggirr artist, Alison Williams, the exhibition launches Thursday 9 November 10am - 4pm. Daily hours Wednesday - Sunday. Free to the public. 

WISEMANS FERRY GETAWAYS. Time to think about your summer excursions. NSW Ski Park, Forgotten Valley Retreat, Del Rio Resort, Chaseling Road, Webb Creek books out quickly so plan ahead. Call today and book your cabin. 02 4566 4330.

NINE 50 PERUVIAN SILVER & GIFTS, George Street, Windsor. A new shipment of Peruvian silver arrived this week. Beautiful and perfect for Christmas gifts! Open Monday - Saturday.

HAWKESBURY VISITOR CENTRE, CLARENDON  (02 4560 4620) Staff are a wealth of knowledge. Drop by for all Hawkesbury information. Books, maps, brochures and guides. 9-5pm Monday - Friday; Saturday & Sunday 9 - 4pm


HAWKESBURY REGIONAL GALLERY: ART AND DEMENTIA TOURS ON THIRD THUESDAY OF EACH MONTH AT 11AM. Bookings are essential. These workshops are designed for those living with Dementia and for their carers. Facilitated by gallery staff (specially trained by Alzheimer's Australia) the experience offers an enriching program. Bookings 02 4560 4418.