HAPPY BIRTHDAY AUSTRALIANA PIONEER VILLAGE -- 48 YEARS, 25 NOVEMBER! 10am - 4pm. Party games, birthday cake, rides and COSTA'S advice on Gardening, perfect for this time of year! Come celebrate! Rose Street, Ebenezer For More Details

HAWKESBURY REGIONAL GALLERY, ART FAIR ARTIST TALKS SUNDAY 25 NOVEMBER 1.30PM. Hear the narrative of these local artists: what motivates them, their routines and how they maintain momentum in a solitary practice. 

ALERT RIVER ROAD (LOWER PORTLAND) CLOSURE BEGINNING 11 NOVEMBER. An 11-week embankment revitalisation is undertway. The road is open -- a single lane only controlled by signal lights near 1505 River Road, Lower Portland. For alternate routes, us Old Northern Road, Clifton Road and Wisemans Ferry Road.  Give yourself plenty of time, particularly on Sundays. For further details: more on River Road road closure.

BELLA VISTA FARM, 11 NOVEMBER: While the rememborance is over, we will continue with a post-memorial story. As part of the Combined RSL Centenary of ANZAC Pipes and Drums Band, members from the Castle Hill RSL Pipe Band toured sites of famous battles and paid musical tribute to local Hills brothers -- World War One soldiers -- Arthur and William Russell. As part of the tour, the band performed a Last Post Service at the Menin Gate in Ypres (leper, Belgium and held services at Tyne Cot Cemetery, also in Belgium, and High Tree Cemetery, in France. Next week, the diary of a member of the touring musicians will be featured in our blog. For now: Read our Blog Memorialising WWI and the brave Bagpipers

BELLA VISTA FARM OPEN DAY And Free Spirit Markets: Sunday, December 2, 9am - 2pm. Tour the Bella Vista Farm homestead and the historical surrounds, visit the markets and enjoy Devonshire tea or quality coffee. Details: thehills.nsw.gov.au and search ‘Bella Vista Farm Open Day’

THE BEANIES@THE :PIONEER THEATRE: This Children’s entertainment group, The Beanies are bringing their egg-static Christmas show to the Pioneer Theatre on Tuesday, November 20. Tickets cost: $23pp or $80 for a family (two adults and two children). Details: www.pioneertheatre.com.au.

FERRY ARTISTS GALLERY, WISEMANS FERRY NEW EXHIBITION OPENS in August: Gallery hours Thursday - Monday 10-4pm. 02 4566 4385. New Exhibition open

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.