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WHAT’S ON in Quirindi – May/June 2014

The weather may be cooling down, but that’s no excuse to stay home! If you’re keen to get out and about this month, read on for our pick of what’s happening in and around the Quirindi region.

May 8-11: Currabubula Art Shows
The Red Cross Art Show will open on 8th May at Currabubula Hall. Tickets to the opening night of this wonderful charity exhibition are $20 (free for children) and include a show catalogue and finger food; tickets to other days are $5. The Small Schools Art Show will be held at Currabubula Public School over the Mothers’ Day weekend, and will feature entries of original artwork, photography and collage from the talented students at smaller schools across our region.

May 10-11: Royal Theatre Movie Weekend
The hilarious LEGO Movie (PG) is one of those family flicks that parents will secretly like just as much as the kids! Catch it at 1:30pm Saturday and Sunday, or watch disaster on a Biblical scale with Russell Crowe in Noah (M), showing at 4pm both days. Enjoy your movie in the historic Royal Theatre, which has been painstakingly restored and is run by local volunteers. Upcoming films include Captain America, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Muppets Most Wanted and The Other Woman – check out the program online.

May 10-11: Quirindi Polocrosse Association Annual Carnival
This yearly carnival is a huge weekend of polo at the Quirindi Show Grounds, starting at 7am both days. Clubs from across country New South Wales will compete in Open, Women’s, Junior and Sub-Junior categories with loads of prizes and trophies to be won. There’s live entertainment and dinner on Saturday night ($10 for adults or $20 family special!) with full bar and canteen open all weekend. Visit NSW Polocrosse for full information.

May 18: The Great Nundle Dog Race
Nundle is a little town 55km east of Quirindi via Lindsays Gap Road. This unique race day (rescheduled from 4th May due to bad weather) is a fundraiser for the Nundle Public School P&C and attracts farmers and stationhands to pit their champion working dogs against each other in the 100m Great Race! There are more than 20 events, including Doggy High Jump and Steeplechase. It’s great fun for spectators, and kids can even enter the Junior Dog Race with their fastest four-legged buddy. Entry to the Nundle Recreation Ground is by gold coin donation and the first race is at 10:30am.

June 14: Play & Dinner Night at Warrah Hall
“Zinderella of Warranella” is a fabulously unique play written and performed by the people of Warrah! Support the local arts scene and treat yourself to a great night out with dinner and a show at Warrah Hall from 6pm. Tickets are on sale now at the Liverpool Plains Visitor Information Centre – adults $30, children $10 and preschoolers $5. All tickets include a meal and drink.

June 30: Quirindi Races
Country races are always a fantastic day out. Get frocked up and have a flutter at the John “Mouse” Sinclair Plate from 12:30 to 4:30pm (gates at 11am) and enjoy plenty of racing action at the Quirindi Race Course!

Keep an eye on our News and Community pages for all the goings-on around town, and you’re welcome to drop into the Ray White Rural Quirindi offices any time to meet our friendly team. If you’re looking to buy, rent or sell property in the Quirindi area, come and have a chat with the experts!