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Blue Mountains Life October - November 2018

Blue Mountains Life magazine is the premier publication with its intoxicating blend of stories on this magnificent rural region that includes Bathurst, Orange, Hawkesbury and the of course the Blue Mountains. Features include people, homes, gardens, interior/exterior decorating, food, wine, fashion, health, travel and motoring. A bold and glossy, large-format magazine that delivers the who, what, when, where, why and how of one of Australia’s most affluent regions. Stunning photography and quality journalism all in one publication.

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kick up your heels at the carrington

OKTOBERFEST Sat 27th October 2018 Oktoberfest 2018 will be held at Carrington Place, with German and Local boutique beer, ciders and wines there is something for everyone. Don your Ledderhosen and enjoy our very own Oktoberfest lager, brewed onsite here at the Katoomba Brewing Company or fill your stein with Lowenbrau on tap. Taste German cuisine including Frankfurter, Schnitzel. Live music from 11:00am until 9:00pm. This is a free, family event. There will be a Jumping Castle for the kids. Band Line up includes – Blue Mountains Brass band, Swamp Stompers, Sydney om-pahpah trio, CK and the 45’s, and to finish off the day groove down with Disco Frisco. MELBOURNE CUP Tues November 6th 2018 The Carrington Hotel’s Annual Melbourne Cup Charity lunch will be held on Tuesday 6th November 2017. There will be a live…

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There are plenty of shows on at this time of the year to entertain families. However, some of the smaller and lesser know events can often be just as exciting and spectacular as well. Two worth mentions are the Carcoar Show and the Millthorpe Garden Ramble. The Carcoar event is held on October 27 at the Showground in the picturesque, heritage village of Carcoar on the banks of the Belubula River. Check out the horse ring exhibition, cattle ring judging, sheep shearing, whip cracking, wood chopping, yard dog trails and floral displays. This year the Carcoar Show will feature reptile awareness demonstrations, a mechanical bucking bull, Jump Inflatables to entertain the kids and live music. View their event on Facebook @ CarcoarShow. Meanwhile, the Millthorpe Garden Ramble will be held on the weekend of November…

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BLUE MOUNTAINS LAPSTONE SPORTS PRECINCT Blue Mountains City Council has completed a review of traffic conditions in Lapstone’s Explorers Road and Governors Drive precinct which identified a number of changes to address traffic flow and parking. The review recommended parking restrictions and the installation of a kiss and ride zone and physical road barriers. Further changes are also expected following a public review by locals. PERFECT DISH Embers Restaurant: Experience a fusion of local flavours in a cosy, casual atmosphere as customers dine by the iconic stone fireplace. The Fairmont Resort's Embers Restaurant is open daily for lunch and dinner, making it an ideal place for families. Enjoy a light lunch, relax with a three-course dinner, or grab a quick bite with friends. The all-day menu is perfectly paired with a refreshing glass or two of local and international…

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in the garden

GARDENS & ART AT ROCKLEY VILLAGE The Rockley and District Community Association are holding Open Gardens in late spring to raise money to restore their historic School of Arts building. Ten gardeners are opening their gardens to the public between 10am and 4pm on Nov 10-11. The gardens include established gardens, heritage gardens and ‘works in progress’. It will only cost $10 to see all the gardens. The Rockley community will also be showcasing their historic buildings during this event, some of which will be open. The event also includes an exhibition of the works of local artists in the School of Arts Hall. The pretty historic village of Rockley is only a 25-minute drive from Bathurst. Visitors can bring a picnic lunch to have in Steven’s Park by Peppers Creek…

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art events

FAITHFUL AND WILD Louise Kerr explores the importance of dogs both in our domestic life and in the wider environment. Wild dogs have roamed the Blue Mountains area for thousands of years with recent sightings of Dingoes on the rise. Domesticated dogs have been our companions, guardians and even co-workers for thousands of years. This work (above) is titled Dog God (2018). Like many of Louise's works, it is a soft sculpture, hand sewn using the coiling technique. It has been painted and some hair is applied. The show opens on Friday November 30th, 6-8pm at the Blue Mountains Cultural Centre Art Gallery, Katoomba. Dates: 30th Nov 2018 to 13th Jan 2019 Venue: Blue Mountains Cultural Centre Art Gallery MODERN ART More than 50 quintessential Australian photographs from some of Australia’s best-known artists were featured in a…

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guiding hand

Norman J. Penhall Funerals: There are many advantages to preplanning one’s funeral. It’s a simple procedure that doesn’t take much time but ensures peace of mind, and relieves the individual’s loved ones of a decision-making process at a stressful time. Norman J. Penhall Funerals is one of the Central West’s longest establish business in this field and they allow the individual to make specific choices for his or her own funeral service based on personal preferences. “It’s all about providing a service to meet the needs of clients,” says Norman. He has been involved in the funeral business since 1962. “We care for families not because it is our business but because it is what our business is all about,” he says. “These day clients are very specific about what they want - from…