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

KURRAJONG VILLAGE -  DELI LA NA -- This deli is worth a drive to Kurrajong or Kurrond Village.  Two locations wiith wonderful selections from cheeses, meats -- all the condiments for a scrumptous lunch. Ask about the 'grazing hampers'.  . . for two or four.  Daily lunch wraps, coffee to get you through the afternoon. Pick up a sweet as a bonus! Take a look at their Facebook page. 4573 0900

I'm Friends with the Monster' a recent article on the pleasures of Tannat wines across the world highlights the earthy 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...

SPOILER ALERT! DISNEY SOON TO RELEASE 'TOY STORY 4'. .. Woody, our old cowboy pal since 1995, suffers an existential crises. Enter newcomer, Forky - a spork with pipe cleaners for hands. Bo Peep, now a badass carnival performer goes rogue trying to convince Woody to run away and join the circus! Sounds like more fun with our favourite toys!!!

TIZZANA WINERY AND COOKS CO-OP ANNOUNCE EXCLUSIVE WINTER DINING SERIES -- a 'Foodie Feast'. Partnering with Tizzana, Executive chef, Martin Boez plans for June and July three different types of foodie experiences celebrating Hawkesbury produce and served with wines from Tizzana and wines across NSW. Dinners will be served in historic Tizzana Cellar Door -- a stunning interior built in c.1887. Fantastic menus and wines -- dine in Hawkebury's most unique sandstone building. for more details and bookings go to 

WISEMAN FERRY GALLERY: 'LOCAL COLOUR' EXHIBITION  at the River Artists Gallery in Wisems 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.