Milton, October 12
The Shoalhaven Timber Festival highlights the history of the timber industry and its valued past, present and future. View photos and displays of the early timber-getting days, dating back to the 1800s. Talk to representatives of the past and present building, timber and logging days. View the many tools used in the late 1800s and the 1900's to cut and prepare timber for housing, fencing, wharves, boats and so much more. Stroll through the many woodwork and handcraft stalls. Watch wood chops and chain saw demonstrations. Laid back Aussie bloke, Benn Gunn, will perform. There's also an animal nursery and pony rides for the kids, plus other fun rides and activities. Gates open from 9am at the Milton Showground.
Jazz In the Park
Milton, October 13
Enjoy a spring day of jazz in the beautiful gardens at The Old Church at Milton with The Vince Jones Quintet. The day will also feature The Ray Alldridge Quartet, The Sydney Choro Brazilian Jazz Group and backing by, The Jazz Lions, The Stayers and The JazzCats. That's six bands with six amazing sounds, from 11am.
Amadou Suso in concert
Moruya, October 11
Music in the Church presents master kora player and vocalist, Amadou. He is the direct descendant of the first kora player in Gambia and of 700 years of Gambian kora playing royalty. Amadou shares the culture of his people through mastery of the African harp. He is known as the Jimi Hendrix of the Kora. Arrive at 7pm for 7.30pm start at the St Johns Anglican Church, Page St, Moruya. For more information call 0422273021. Tickets cost $20 with supper provided.
Benji on tour
Murrah, October 12
Benji and the Saltwater Sound System fuse Pacific flavours with the raw sounds of the Australian East Coast. Add to this beautifully poignant lyrics and skillfully blurred genres and you have a sonic snapshot of the current South Coast NSW lifestyle. The original tunes by the group have matured quickly after being exposed to audiences at a increasing number of live shows and festival line-ups. The band will perform at the Murrah Hall at 2989 Tathra- Bermagui Road, with doors opening at 6pm. Tickets are $20.
Portraits of Crime
Portrait panels share the compelling stories of 15 individuals caught by circumstance or choice in the criminal justice system. This exhibition explores the stories of men, women and children who were incarcerated in NSW gaols from 1870 to 1930. The photographic portraits and descriptions of prisoners are sourced from the State Archives Collection of Gaol Photographic Description Books. This touring exhibition is at the Batemans Bay Heritage Centre until November 21. Bookings essential, phone 44721635.