HAWKESBURY REGIONAL GALLERY  (Windsor) Simon Yates (sculptor) Workshop, 29 April, 10.30 - 3pm. It looks like marble, but it's just discarded foam!  Simon Yates, whose wonderful series of busts,  The Foam Corps, features in our current exhibition, has developed some cool techniques for tricking the eye into perceiving a soft, spongy material as a rigid and inflexible one. Give your hand in this workshop. Bookings essential 02 4560 4441.

SYDNEY'S HEAD ON PHOTO FESTIVAL 6 - 28 MAY. For all you Hawkesbury artistic types with a Hasselblad in hand, the festival kicks off with exhibitions, talk and meet & greets in Paddington. Prizes and networking! BOOK TODAY! See the schedule:  Cameras & Artists

WISEMANS FERRY.VILLAGE. Wisemans Inn & Hotel are a great stop during the holidays. 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! 4566 4301

HAWKESBURY REGIONAL MUSEUM (Windsor), Historian and former Ghost Spotter, John Miller hosts a new DVD: "Hawkesbury History: from Aboriginal History to the European Settlement".Available for purchase at the Museum Desk. 

ROUSE HILL HOUSE & FARM: School Holidays. Feed the Baby Farm Animals 18 April - 21 April, 10 am - 2pm. Wear enclosed shoes when you feed the chicks, pet the piglets and lambs. On the hour beginning at 10 am and through 2pm.(fee)

ROUSE HILL HOUSE & FARM " Earn Your Tucker" The sun is up. . . time to get on those chores. Wear enclosed shoes while you grind the feed fot the chickens, make butter and learn about 'buttermilk'! Bookings 8239 2211 (fee) 

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.