IT'S MOVIE NIGHT AT THE HAWKESBURY CENTRAL LIBRARY (Windsor) with a screening of a great flick, The Truman Show on Thursday, 11 April at 10am and again at 6pm.Truman Burbank (Jim Carrey) is the star of a television experiment - however he has no idea that since birth his life has been the centre of a television show called The Truman Show. Gradually, Truman comes to suspect that there is something not quite right with his life.

THE SYDNEY WRITERS' FESTIVAL COMES WEST! On May 2nd Christian While, author of The Nowhere Child will share author secrets and solutions to writing from 6:30-7:30. (fee) The Nowhere Child is available online. The same evening Matthew Cordon, OAM will speak at Hawkesbury Central (6.30) about his newest release, The Night Dragon. Bookings are recommended 02 4560 4460 (wine & cheese will be served at Hawkesbury Central)

BALCOMBE HEIGHTS RESERVE SKATE PARK READY FOR SCHOOL HOLIDAYS -- OFFICIAL OPENING 14 APRIL: our source tells us avid scooter riders jumped, carved, pivoted and 360’d around the new skate facility ahead of the official opening on April 14. Check it out, you fearless ones!

FAMILY FREE FUN DAY AT BALCOMBE HEIGHTS ESTATE, Tuesday, April 16. Lots of Activities include painting, henna tattooing, skate competitions, an inflatable obstacle course.

BACKYARD CHICKENS FOR BEGINNERS! Hawkesbury Central Library. 18 April, Thursday from 10am to noon. Bookings essential 02 4560 4460.

PURPLE NOON GALLERY OPENS NEW EXHIBITION: 'SEEING | BEING -- 6 HAWKESBURY ARTISTS'.  6 pm, Thursday, 18 April. Judy Brownlie, Greg Hansell, Matilda Julian, Julie Simmons, Melissa Read-Divine and Russell Smith. Exhibition through May 12. 02 4579 6579.

WESTERN SYDNEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA AT THE PIONEER THEATRE, April 27...a night of the great classics. For tickets 02 9843 0526.

DURAL LIBRARY IN HIGH RENOVATION -- the Library will be closed from Monday 29th April and will reopen on Tuesday 11th June.On completion, the renovated library will have updated spaces for reading and learning with ergonomic furniture. Books will still be available through the Pop-up Library, operating out of The Dural Recreation Centre - located next door to Dural Library

PIONEER THEATER ONCE AGAIN HOSTS BLACKOUT THEATRE with 'Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat', Performances: May 3 - 12. Tickets on sale now...book now for best seating (02 9843 0526).

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.