AUSTRALIA DAY ON THE WAY!  This FREE celebration will return to historic Bella Vista Farm on Saturday, January 26, from noon to 9pm. Plan your day and your party! More details next week.

THE HILLS ARE ALIVE AND DURING JANUARY, we encourage residents to put on their hiking boots or joggers and tackle the Heritage Trail Bushwalk in Baulkham Hills. Heritage Trail is 6.4 kilometres in length and should take approximately two to three hours to complete.  Along the way, you'll discover Places where colonial settlers established farms and beautiful waterways like Quarry and Toongabbie Creeks. Hop on over to ‘Bushwalks in The Hills’ for details about each of the 12 walks. Descriptions of the ease (or difficulty) of each walk! Great way to work off the holiday bulge

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

CHRISTINE ANU IN 'CONVERSATION AND SONG', 7 February at The Pioneer Theatre. Christine's program is a terrific night out for families and will include songs from the Torres Strait Islands: Sunshine on a Rainy Day and the crowd-pleasing favourite My Island HomeFor More Details

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

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.