Armidale Antiques and Collectables Fair
February 16, 17 and 18
The Armidale Antique and Collectables Fair will be held from Friday, February 16 until Sunday, February 18.
Eleven dealers from Victoria, South Australia, NSW and southern Queensland will ply their wares, including fashions, retro items from the 1940s and '50s and military paraphernalia.
This year's offering will include more than 2000 antiques, all of which are for sale.
"One of the items that stands out for me in the exquisite Japanese porcelain from one dealer," organiser Helen Brennan said.
Japanese vases and a collection of jade pieces are expected to prove popular among prospective buyers.
"Jewellery is also a crowd pleaser, with one of our dealers travelling from Tenterfield with their extensive collection," Ms Brennan said.
Some of the furniture on offer is up to 200 years old.
"But a couple of dealers who are selling at the fair specialise in colonial antiques and they will be ones to watch," Ms Brennan said.
Eftpos is available at the fair; tickets can be purchased at the door with $10 buying a three day pass to the event.
The fair dismantles at 4pm on Sunday, but for those unable to make it to this year's fair, Ms Brennan has organised a fair in Tamworth, at the Mercure Motel in Scully Park, in the first weekend in September.
Home Grown Garden Tour
February 17 and February 18
FOOD for thought will be offered on the weekend as gardeners take part in Armidale's Home Grown Garden Tour.
Tips on growing your own food, as well as workshops on wicking bed construction and native food production and processing will be provided over the two-day event.
Eight gardeners will open their back yards, big and small and across the city and beyond, to visitors.
The two-day tour is a biennial event, organised by academics from the University of New England, as well as a general practitioner and dietician working at local health organisations.
The food group is part of the Armidale Climate and Health Project and Sustainable Living Armidale.
RIC-O-CHET (Recovery in Communities - Creative Healing Enabling Transformation)
Across Moree, February 28 to March 1
RIC-O-CHET is a project offering free workshops and events for residents impacted by natural disasters.
Organised by Moree Plains Shire Council, RIC-O-CHET is in response to the drought and subsequent flooding experienced in and around the town over the past few years.
Multiple Golden Guitar winner Sara Storer will headline the entertainment, along with comedian Sean Michaels, who will host three, free workshops as part of RIC-O-CHET.
Life Drawing with a Comedian will be held at Pallamallawa Hall, Mungindi St Joseph's and Garah Hall.
She says she is looking forward to returning to Moree and performing as part of the RIC-O-CHET project.
The three, free events which combine the worlds of art and comedy will be held at the following locations:
Pallamallawa Hall - 6pm, Wednesday, February 28;
Mungindi - 6pm, St Joseph's School Hall, Thursday, February 29, and
Garah Hall - 6pm, Friday, March 1.
Anyone wanting to attend the RIC-O-CHET workshops should RSVP for catering to Sandy McNaughton on 0429 596 312.
Bulky waste collection, Moree
Residents in the Moree Plains LGA will have a chance to get rid of some heavy, awkward and unwanted items with council's bulky waste collection happening in March.
Registrations have opened now with the Moree township and surrounds, including Gurley, Gwydirville and Bendygleet, pick ups beginning on March 4.
Bookings for item disposal will close on March 1 at 5pm.
For villages in the LGA, Ashley, Biniguy, Boggabilla, Boomi, Garah, Mungindi, Pallamallawa, Weemelah, Vitonga Road and Yarraman, pick ups will be from Monday, March 11 with bookings closing on March 8 at 5pm.
After registering and on the weekend before collection starts, separate and stack items into four neat piles (large items; general household waste; green waste and metals, whitegoods and e-waste) on the kerb. Only three cubic metres of waste per household is permitted. No items should be put out or added to the existing piles after Sunday night before collection.
Registering your bulky waste collection can be done via the MPSC Waste App, calling the Waste Hotline on 1300 736 719 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
For all other general enquires and questions, please email Council at email@example.com or call 6757 3222.
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