BELLA VISTA OPENS ITS 'SPORT FOR JOVE' SHAKESPEARE SEASON...  The Hollow Crown and War of the Roses open this Sunday at Bella Vista Park. One hundred years of thrilling, riotous, hilarious humanity. Low-back chairs, a blanket and picnic hamper are perfect partners for this terrific entertainment. Elizabeth Macarthur Drive, Bella Vista. Book here, Book early

BLUE MOUNTAINS BOTANIC GARDENS is all a flurry with the recent rains making these gardens shine and bloom! Read the Blog from the Gardens to see what's flowering and what's going on at Mount Tomah

HAWKESBURY REGIONAL GALLERY (WINDSOR) launches a new exhibition: Steel: art design architecture. 7 December - 20 January 2019. Read our Blog -- beautiful art

EXPLORE THE GREAT OUTDOORS WITH THE HILLS SHIRE'S NEWEST BUSHWALKS. . . hop on over to ‘Bushwalks in The Hills’ for details about each of the 12 walks. Descriptions of the easy (or difficulty) of each walk! Great way to work off the holiday bulge

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

CROWNE PLAZA HAWKESBURY VALLEY (WINDSOR) Villa Thalgo Spa is the perfect place to unwind and rejuvinate during this period of crazy weather! Weather affects our mood -- Villa Thalgo Spa smooths the angst, the uncertainty that weather brings out in all of us! Steam bath, sauna, hydro therapy and massage -- try the hot stone massage -- wonderful! Call 02 4577 4222

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.