Moss Vale and Bowral Sesquicentenary celebrations continue throughout March with a host of events planned for the first month of autumn.
- Moss Vale will celebrate Bush Week in fine style with a Bush Dance on Friday 1st March at the Moss Vale Services Club located on the corner of Argyle and Yarrawa Streets, Moss Vale from 7pm to 11.30pm. The evening will feature music from the Eureka Bush Band, Ralph Graham and Chris Mearns. Cost is $30 per head and includes a scrumptious bush supper. For tickets and info contact the club on 4868 1557.
- On Thursday 7th March, Highlands born entertainer Geoffrey Graham will perform ‘150 Not Out’ in Moss Vale’s Leighton Gardens from 6.30pm. The free performance looks at events which shaped our identity and the characters who played key roles. A free sausage sizzle from 5.30pm kicks off the festivities.
- Moss Vale’s Argyle Street will be closed to traffic from approximately 1.00pm to 3.00pm on Saturday 9th of March to make way for the Bush Week Street Parade which will feature historic cars and tractors, marching bands, all Moss Vale schools and parade floats from local businesses and community groups.
- From the 8th to the 10th of March its Moss Vale’s turn to host its annual agricultural show at the Moss Vale Showground. The Moss Vale Show features the best in local produce, agricultural and entertainment.
- The region’s ‘wiser’ citizens take centre stage from the 17th to the 24th of March as the Shire’s Seniors Week program gets underway. Visit www.wsc.nsw.gov.au for a full program of Seniors Week activities. A special Sesquicentenary debate between the local Bowral and Moss Vale High Schools and local senior residents will be held on Tuesday 19th March in the Council Civic Centre Theatrette.
- From Friday the 22nd to Sunday the 24th of March music lovers are in for a treat with the Bowral Autumn Music Festival. Visit www.bowralautumnmusicfestival.org.au for details.
For more information on Sesquicentenary events, locations and times, visit www.wsc.nsw.gov.au/sesquicentenary-2013, phone Wingecarribee Shire Council on phone 4868 0888 or Tourism Southern Highlands on phone 4871 2888.
A year-long program of events can also be found on the limited edition Sesquicentenary calendars available from Council’s Moss Vale Civic Centre, the Southern Highlands Tourism Visitor Information Centre in Mittagong and newspaper and gift shops across the Shire starting from just $6.00.