WINDSOR MALL NEW NEW YORK STYLE DELI -- MORTAR & PESTLE DELICATESSEN. 135 George Street (The Mall)  Daily lunch specials (read the menu board) with all the trimmings. Cheeses, salomes and sweets.This deli offers lots of condiments along the back wall -- feels like Mahanttan! (02) 4577 3085.

WINTERFEST SYDNEY MIDIEVAL FAIR, 6 and 7 July. Hawkesbury Showground. Battles (of Kings) and Birds (of Prey -- all the excitement of Game of Thrones without the melee of murder and mahem! Great family entertainment with mythical mermaids in the Kids Corner, the Artisan Alley and Merchant's Row. Roaming entertainers and ;Feldergast the Fool -- the wandering jester. Lots More Details

' I'm Friends with the Monster' a recent article on the pleasures of Tannat wines across the world highlights the earther and hearty Tannat of Tizzana Winery out at Ebenezer. Read the review--this expert thinks Peter Auld's Tannat is competing quite well with vitners in Uriguay. ...smooth, rich and hearty...

WISEMAN FERRY GALLERY: 'LOCAL COLOUR' EXHIBITION  at the River Artists Gallery in Wisemans Ferry. Located in the centre of Wisemans Village, this gallery exhibits a wide array of art: sculpture and iron art, paintings, textiles and cloth art -- all providing the unique impressions of the natural surroundings of The Hawkesbury River.

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.