HAWKESBURY REGIONAL GALLERY -- ARCHIBALD PRIZE Exhibition closes 2 July.  Hours 10am - 4pm seven days (for the duration of the exhibition) Guided tours by specially-trained volunteers: Wednesday – Friday 1pm, Saturday and Sunday 11am and 2pm. Entry is FREE, and if  you vote for your favourite work, you will also be in the running for a $500 cash prize courtesy of the ANZ bank.

ROUSE HILL HOUSE & FARM School Holidays Fun! LEGO interactive exhibition -- build your Rouse Hill House & Farm. No need to be grumpy about the cold weather -- this interactive exhibition is a life-size exhibition in LEGO bricks. We previewed the interactive exhibition last week and  no matter the age this is a fun outing,  a delight even for littlies (3 - 5 yrs) Older kids (6 - 12 yrars) will be challenged to think ahead, plan and create their own little farm and house. Exhibition on through 16 July 10:am, 11:30am, 1pm and 2:30pm (fee)  

ROUSE HILL FAMILY FARMYARD TOUR. . . WHEN? Everyday at 11am through  16 July. Visit the chooks, 'Pudding' the cow, the horses and  see all the farm equipment and the beautiful stables. Horses lived quite well in this stable! Bookings essential (fee) 

WISEMANS FERRY.VILLAGE. Wisemans Inn & Hotel are a great stop when you travel out to Wisemans. A trip up to the first level is an eye opener -- the Cobham Hall Museum gives kids and 'older' kids an opportunity to see exposed sandstone walls of the original building along with furniture, dishes and cutlery from the 1800s. Amazing show of ingenuity of our ancestors -- free and convict alike, Open Saturday & Sunday 1pm - 3pm. Downstair in the Bistro fantastic steaks are served up! 02 4566 4301 

MURU MITTIGAR ABORIGINAL BUSH TUCKER FUN. Tues 4 & 11 July. Thurs 6 & 13 July . 10.30am to 12.00Noon. Explore plants with Aboriginal guides around Rouse Hill House & Farm. Learn about traditional bush foods and make a traditional ' Johnny cake'. Then sit down to your well-earned tucker! Fun for all the family -- we took our family on this tour -- great survival skills learning! 

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.