Final Farewell for HMAS Newcastle After more than 25 years of service in the Royal Australian Navy, HMAS Newcastle will decommission at Garden Island, Fleet Base East, Sydney on June 30. Prior to decommissioning, HMASNewcastle will make a final port visit to her namesake city. To mark the end of the relationship, the HMAS Newcastle company will exercise its Right of Freedom of Entry to the city of Newcastle at a Civic Park ceremony with a march through the streets.
Lake Macquarie Family History Group 10am to 4pm, Marmong Point Community Hall 31B George Street Marmong Point. Guest speaker at 2pm is Gail Davis from State Records whose topic is "Colonial Secretary's Correspondence - the family historian's friend". All welcome at this free event with research assistance available from 10am.
3 Angels Fundraiser 7pm to 9.30pm, Charlestown SDA Community Hall, Dickson Street (opposite Charlestown Pool). Guitarist Bruce Mathiske and Guitar Flamenco Duo are performing to help 3 Angels in their fight against human trafficking in Nepal.
Hunter Valley Wine & Food Festival 2019 Daily throughout June. Various venues, details at winecountry.com.au.
Trees In Newcastle 8am to noon, Belmont Citi Centre. Plant sale.
Aussie Night Markets Saturday and Sunday, 4pm to 10pm, Speers Point Park, Creek Reserve Road, Speers Point. Food and market stalls, arts and crafts, live music, children's activities and rides. Entry by gold coin at the gate; children under 16 admitted free.
Newcastle Basketball Charity Night 5pm, Newcastle Basketball Stadium. The Newcastle Hunters host Basketball ACT representative teams Canberra Gunners and Canberra Nationals. A fundraiser for Wheeling & Able.
Secret Book Stuff presents Local Library 5pm, the Secret Book Stuff shopfront at The Station Newcastle. A night of poetry.
1 Hour Farmers - Free Urban Farming Sessions 8am to noon, Feedback Organic Recovery, Cardiff Heights. Learn everything from planting to harvesting at a time convenient to you. Details at feedbackorganic.com.au.
A Night In Memory of Matthew Forster 5.30pm onwards, Cessnock Leagues Club. A fundraiser for his family
Shimano MTB Grand Prix 9am, Glenrock MTB Park. rockytrailentertainment.com.
Hunter Valley All Variety Pigeon Society 51st Annual Show 2019 Saturday and Sunday, Les Greedy Memorial Pavilion, Maitland Showground.
Wreath Making Workshop 2pm, Creative Village Charlestown Square. Cost: $90 includes wreath, florals, foliages and a sweet treat Register by emailing email@example.com.
Bee U 2 Day Inclusive Education Talk 11am to 1pm, Wallsend Library. Free conference for students with disabilities and their families. It's all about physical, social and instructional inclusion.
Feast Fest Twilight Food Market 4pm to 8pm, Pitt Street Reserve, Stockton. Food and music stalls, entertainment, music.
F45 Prodigy Launch - Gateshead 8.30am onwards, 2/38 Metro Court Gateshead. A program designed specifically for adolescents aged between 11 and 17. Launch event includes an information session, giveaways and competitions, and free training sessions.
Carey Bay/Toronto Scout Group 10am to 2pm, Scout Hall, 74 Excelsior Parade, Toronto. All girls and boys aged five to 17 are invited to attend an information and open day.
Eurofest 2019 8.30am, Newcastle Foreshore Park. MG Car Club Hunter Region invites European car clubs and owners of European cars to its Show n Shine. Cost to display car is $10, proceeds go to Variety the Children's Charity.
Dr Sketchy's Newcastle Anti-Art Class Presents - An Afternoon of Pin-up 3.30pm, Softy's Clubhouse Islington. A fun life drawing class for adults featuring Miss Pin Up International 2013, Porcelain. Tickets at eventbrite.com.au.
Hunter Melanoma Foundation MAD Hatter's High Tea Party 1.30pm, Merewether Surfhouse. Tickets $60.
Stories of Arrival - Refugee Week 1.30pm to 4.30pm, Wallsend Library. A discussion and shared meal with refugees and the wider community, exploring the experience of refugees settling in Newcastle and the practical ways the community can assist them.
Valentine & Phoenix Old Boys Day 10am to 3pm, Croudace Bay Complex, Croudace Bay. Face painting, a jumping castle, raffles, market and food stalls. Senior Valentine teams take on Maitland FC.
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Cessnock Regional Art Gallery is holding its 2019 Winter Art Fair on July 13 and 14 at Pokolbin Community Hall, 128 McDonalds Road, Pokolbin. All are welcome.
Also, A Property of the Clan is a play by Nick Enright which looks at the conflicting responses of peer-groups to the murder of 14-year-old Leigh Leigh on Stockton Beach in 1989. It's on at the NTC Theatre, Lambton, Wednesday, June 19, at 8pm, Friday, June 21, at 8pm, and Saturday, June 22, at 2pm and 8pm. 4952 4958.
Homegrown Market 9am to 2pm, The Station Newcastle. Market and food stalls, live music, activities for children, arts and crafts.
Warners Bay Markets Saturday, 8am to 2pm, The Esplanade, Warners Bay.
Hunter Valley Gourmet Market Saturday, 9am to 3pm, First Creek Wines, 600 McDonalds Road, Pokolbin.
Super Street Sale Saturday, 11am to 5pm, 11, 13 and 20 Alice Street, Cardiff.
Raymond Terrace Community Markets Saturday, 9am to 1pm, Riverside Park, Hunter Street, Raymond Terrace.
Tanilba Bay Markets Saturday, 9am to noon, Kooindah Plaza, President Wilson Walk, Tanilba Bay.
Hunter Wine Country Markets Saturday, 9am to 3pm, De Bortoli Wines, 532 Wine Country Drive, Pokolbin.
Newcastle Food & Flower Markets Saturday, 8am to 2pm, 1 Rural Drive, Sandgate.
Indoor Mini Pop Up Market Saturday and Sunday, Lake Macquarie Square, Mount Hutton.
Nelson Bay Legacy Markets Sunday, 9am to 3pm, Neil Carroll Park, Shoal Bay Road, Nelson Bay.
Adamstown Lions Club Market Sunday, 7am to 1pm, cnr Brunker and Glebe roads, Adamstown.
Newcastle City Farmers Market Sunday, 7am to 1pm, Newcastle Showground, Broadmeadow.
The Sunday Muster Artisan Market Sunday, 9am to 2pm, Mortels Sheepskin Factory, 1 Weakleys Drive, Thornton.
Cessnock Regional Art Gallery Scenes of Everyday Life, until June 30.
Timeless Textiles Nature's Abstraction, by Lois Evans.
Curve Gallery Queer Vessels, by Joseph Johnson, Lezlie Tilley.
University Gallery Scattered, by Lolita Manukian; Figuratively Speaking, by Michelle Wellham.
Art Systems Wickham Strangers In Paradise, by Shelagh Lummis, until June 24.
Watt Space Gallery Brain, a collaboration, until June 30.
The Hunter Artisan Gallery & Cafe Animals and interests of the heart; the things we love to forget, by Jillian Rapley, ends Sunday.
The All Story, Wickham Southerns, until June 30.
Brough House Maitland Children's Clothing 1900 to 1950, until September 7.
Cooks Hill Galleries Andrew Bennett; The Figure Meets The Landscape.
Maitland Regional Museum Old Worlds - New Beginnings, The 70th Anniversary of Greta Migrant Camp, until June 23. Also at Hunter Multicultural Inc, Waratah, this weekend.
The Lock-Up I Love You Melissa, until July 21.
Studio Amsterdam Andrew Bennett, until June 21.
33 Scott St Galleries A Construct, by Dylan Smith.
Newcastle Art Gallery The sea calls me by name, by James Drinkwater, until August 11. The nature of abstraction, by Virginia Cuppaidge, until July 21. Art Cart: Saturday, 10.30am to 12.30pm.
Gallery 139 @ Newcastle ArtSpace From The Land, ends Sunday.
Maitland Regional Art Gallery Perception and Place: My North, by Cutler Footway; Casual Forces, by Lucas Davidson; Between Nature & Sin, by David Griggs; Cubby House, by Alysha Fewster. Charles Blackman: from the MRAG Collection. Also, Free Art Sunday.
Blackstone Gallery A Collection of Works by Patricia Van Lubeck, until June 24.
Lovett Gallery Streets of Our Town: Local Subdivision Plans 1880s-1950s, until July 20.
Local History Lounge - Newcastle Library Ten Years of Newcastle Productions: The art of Trevor Dickinson, until July 20.
SEEN@Swansea Transformations: Art of the Scott Sisters, until June 21.
Port Stephens Community Arts Centre Spinners & Weavers; Rustic Country Life, by Gay Stehr, until June 18.
Hunter Wetlands Centre wetlands=birdlife, by Alison Ellis, until June 28.
Belmont Library Natural World, by Sharon Thomas, until August 11.
Newcastle Studio Potters & Back to Back Galleries Tabula Rasa, by Sharon Taylor, Sandra Burgess, Painters Inc, ends Sunday.
Newcastle Museum Underworld: Mugshots from the Roaring Twenties, until June 30.
Cstudios Art Gallery Of Form and Shape, by Roger McFarlane, Mark Aylward, Ros Elkin, Meredith Ford and more.
Star Struck 2019 - No Limits Student from Hunter and Central Coast state schools show through song, dance, music, comedy and circus acts how there are no limits to the love, imagination and other experiences people have as they move through their lives. Newcastle Entertainment Centre, Broadmeadow. Saturday, at 2pm and 7pm. 4921 2121.
Akmal: Open for Renovations The renowned comedian draws on his Arabic heritage, his experiences immigrating to Australia at age 11 and his disillusionment with religion and the modern world. A-List Entertainment, at Lizotte's, Lambton. Sunday, dinner and show from 6pm, show only at 8.30pm. 4956 2066.
Perceptions An exploration of self discovery, with young people showing through monologues and physical theatre how people perceive them and how they perceive others. Hunter Drama's The Actors Company, at the Young Actors Development Centre, Broadmeadow. Saturday at 6.30pm. Pay at the door. 1300 367 852.
Postcards from Kafka Dark comedy by Newcastle's Carl Caulfield which has an academic studying writer Franz Kafka facing police corruption and extortion, while Kafka has an enjoyable time in a parallel universe. Newcastle Theatre Company, at the NTC Theatre, Lambton. Saturday at 8pm (final show). 4952 4958.
The Spiegeltent Newcastle Circus, cabaret, musical and comedy events performed in an elegant and large travelling tent-style venue in Newcastle's Civic Park. Final weekend. Show details and bookings at spiegeltentnewcastle.com.
Wait Until Dark A blind woman combats a trio of criminals who erroneously break into her house in search of drugs; drama by Frederick Knott with many funny moments. Theatre on Brunker, at St Stephen's Hall, Adamstown. Saturday, dinner and show at 7pm, show only at 8pm. 4957 1895.
Woman in Mind A housewife, married to a boring man, tries to work out ways to get away from him; comedy by Alan Ayckbourn. Valley Artists, at Laguna Hall, Great North Road, Laguna. Saturday and Sunday, at 7pm. 4998 8244.
5 Sawyers Saturday, Jethro Thorpe. Sunday, CrocQ Duo.
Anna Bay Tavern Saturday, Crawford Brothers.
Argenton Hotel Sunday, Chad Shuttleworth Duo.
Australia Hotel Cessnock Saturday, The 3.
Battlesticks Bar Saturday, Jeremy Bilson. Sunday, Ricky Campton.
Bay Hotel Bonnells Bay Saturday, Pocket Aces.
Beach Hotel Saturday, Misbehave.
Bellbird Hotel Saturday, Outlaw Ave.
Belmont 16s Saturday, Cruzers, Bobby C. Sunday, Bloom.
Belmore Hotel Saturday, Shivoo.
Beresfield Bowling Club Saturday, Anthology.
Blackbutt Hotel Saturday, Risky Business.
Blueys Nelson Bay Saturday, Jamie Martens.
The Bradford Saturday, Under Scrutiny.
Cambridge Hotel Saturday, Good Thanks, Sleepeaser, Two Knives, Resident. Sunday, Velvet Trip, Nicholas Connors, Kimono Drag Queens, Ahlia Williams.
Carrington Bowling Club Saturday, Irish music. Sunday, Paul Nickerson.
Catho Pub Sunday, Early Daze.
Cessnock Leagues Club Saturday, Joel Oakhill Duo.
Club Kotara Saturday, Loose Change.
Club Maitland City Saturday, Max Jackson.
Colliery Inn Sunday, Reg Sinclair.
Commercial Hotel Morpeth Saturday, Ryan Hemsworth.
Croatian Wickham Sports Club Sunday, Latinova.
Customs House Sunday, Zane Penn.
Cypress Lakes Saturday, Matt Gaudry.
Denman Hotel Sunday, Sarah Christine.
Duke Of Wellington Saturday, Dean Kyrwood Duo.
Dungog Memorial RSL Saturday, 24 Hours.
East Cessnock Bowling Club Saturday, Ben Woodham.
East Maitland Bowling Club Saturday, Alias. Sunday, Boney Rivers.
Easts Golf & Leisure Club Sunday, Jim Overend.
Edgeworth Bowling Club Sunday, Tim Broadway.
Edgeworth Tavern Saturday, Outerphase.
Exchange Hotel Saturday, The Ultimate R'n'B House Party.
Family Hotel Maitland Sunday, Bob Allan.
Family Hotel Newcastle Saturday, Southern End, Cooks & Bakers.
Finnegans Saturday, Luke La Beat, Sonic, Oh Webber!, RPM, Monument.
Gallipoli Legion Club Sunday, The Levymen.
Gateshead Tavern Sunday, Brindle Pigs.
General Roberts Hotel Saturday, Oran Vir.
George Tavern Saturday, Mardmax.
Grain Store Saturday, Truman Smith. Sunday, JJ King.
Grand Junction Hotel Sunday, Melody Pool.
Great Northern Hotel Newcastle Saturday, The Rattle. Sunday, 2GoodReasons.
Gunyah Hotel Saturday, TripleZero. Sunday, Kaylah Anne.
Hamilton Station Hotel Saturday, Clowns, Private Function, Rort Menace, Bitchcraft. Sunday, Murder By Death (USA), Laura Jane Grace & the Devouring Mothers (USA), Emmy Hour Music.
Harrigan's Pokolbin Saturday, Kristy James, Gen-X. Sunday, Greg Bryce.
Hexham Bowling Club Saturday, The Blue Water Cowboys.
Honeysuckle Hotel Saturday, Tre Soul Band. Sunday, Karen O'Shea.
Imperial Hotel Maitland Saturday, Brent Murphy.
Imperial Hotel Singleton Saturday, Kellie Cain.
Iron Horse Inn Saturday, 2GoodReasons.
Jewells Tavern Saturday, Blink 182 & Green Day Experience.
Kent Hotel Saturday, Project X. Sunday, Crawfish Stew.
King Street Hotel Saturday, Brynny.
Lake Macquarie Yacht Club Sunday, Bernie.
Lambton Park Hotel Saturday, Guy Richards.
Lass O'Gowrie Saturday, Heaps Gay.
Lizotte's Saturday, GANGgajang, Strumnhum.
Lochinvar Hotel Saturday, Mick Jones.
Lucky Hotel Saturday, The Gleesons. Sunday, Howard Shearman.
Mary Ellen Hotel Saturday, Bryce, Heaney & Hazzard.
Mattara Hotel Saturday, Karen O'Shea.
Mavericks On The Bay Saturday, Brendan Murphy. Sunday, ROX.
Mavericks On Darby Saturday, Kristy James Duo. Sunday, DJ Tone.
Mayfield Bowling Club Saturday, Brien McVernon Duo.
Mayfield Ex-Services Saturday, Gen-R-8 Trio.
Mezz Bar at Wallsend Diggers Saturday, Love That Hat. Sunday, Tyler John.
Murray's Brewery Sunday, Dan Mani.
Nag's Head Hotel Saturday, Tim Broadway.
Neath Hotel Saturday, ROX.
Nelson Bay Diggers Saturday, Marissa +2. Sunday, Mark Wells.
Nelson Bay Golf Club Saturday, Jessica Cain.
Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club Sunday, Bobby C.
Newcastle Diggers Saturday, Lee Rolfe.
Northern Star Hotel Saturday, Holly Mae, Dan Mani.
Pippis At The Point Saturday, Michael Peter Duo. Sunday, Jayde Corner.
Queens Wharf Hotel Saturday, The Rumour Trio. Sunday, Trancemission, Wharf Life.
Railway Hotel Cessnock Sunday, Matty G.
Raymond Terrace Bowling Club Sunday, Phil McKnight.
Royal Federal Hotel Branxton Saturday, Trade Ins.
Royal Hotel Singleton Sunday, Jamie Martens Duo.
Royal Motor Yacht Club Toronto Sunday, Ryan Hemsworth.
Rutherford Hotel Saturday, Layth Gunn.
Seabreeze Hotel Saturday, Loose Bazooka.
Shoal Bay Country Club Saturday, Paula & Owen. Sunday, Mick Jones.
Soldiers Point Bowling Club Saturday, Hummdinger.
Stag and Hunter Hotel Saturday, The Hussy Hicks, Kristy Lee (USA). Sunday, Julian James.
Star Hotel Saturday, Keys On King - Thomas vs Matt, Matt McLaren.
Stockton Bowling Club Saturday, Total Recall Giant 80s Party.
Swansea Hotel Friday, Kyle Cartner. Saturday, Sound Of Sunday. Sunday, Grant Walmsley & Friends.
Swansea RSL Club Saturday, Cover 2 Cover.
Swansea Workers Club Sunday, Oran Vir.
Sydney Junction Hotel Saturday, Sundays Record.
Tea Gardens Hotel Saturday, Jayde Corner.
Tilligerry RSL Saturday, The Andy Show.
Toronto Diggers Saturday, Reggie Sinclair.
Toronto Hotel Sunday, Matt McLaren.
Toronto Workers Saturday, The Flattrakkers.
Victoria Hotel Hinton Saturday, Ryan Daley. Sunday, Tim Harding.
Vincent St Kitchen & Bar Cessnock Saturday, Chad Shuttleworth Duo.
Wangi Hotel Saturday, Secret Society.
Wangi Wangi RSL Club Sunday, The Leadbellies.
Warners Bay Hotel Saturday, Lisa Hunt.
Wests Cardiff Saturday, Trancemission.
Wests New Lambton Saturday, Rubber Bullet.
Wests NEX Saturday, The Snape Trilogy.
Wickham Park Hotel Saturday, Morton Choppers, The Ride Ons, The Craw, The Smart Folk. Sunday, Tim Rossington, Steve Edmonds.
Windsor Castle Hotel Saturday, Anyerin.
A Dog's Way Home (PG) A female dog travels four hundred miles in search of her owner throughout a Colorado wilderness. (Regal)
About Time (M) At the age of 21, Tim discovers he can travel in time and change what happens and has happened in his own life. His decision to make his world a better place by getting a girlfriend turns out not to be as easy as you might think. (Regal)
Aladdin (PG) A kindhearted street urchin and a power-hungry Grand Vizier vie for a magic lamp that has the power to make their deepest wishes come true.
All Is True (M) A look at the final days in the life of renowned playwright William Shakespeare. (Regal)
Avengers: Endgame (M) After the devastating events of Avengers: Infinity war, Thanos has wiped out half the life in the universe. With the help of the remaining allies, the Avengers must assemble to do what is necessary to undo the Mad Titan's deed.
Bharat (M) A journey of a man and a nation together. At the cusp of India's birth as an Independent nation, a family makes an arduous journey to freedom.
Godzilla: King of the Monsters (M) The crypto-zoological agency Monarch faces off against a battery of god-sized monsters, including the mighty Godzilla, who collides with Mothra, Rodan, and his ultimate nemesis, the three-headed King Ghidorah.
John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum (MA) Super-assassin John Wick returns with a $14 million price tag on his head and an army of bounty-hunting killers on his trail.
Long Shot (M) Journalist Fred Flarsky reunites with his childhood crush, Charlotte Field, now one of the most influential women in the world. As she prepares to make a run for the Presidency, Charlotte hires Fred as her speechwriter and sparks fly. (Regal)
Men in Black: International (M) The Men in Black have always protected the Earth from the scum of the universe. In this new adventure, they tackle their biggest threat to date: a mole in the Men in Black organization.
On The Basis Of Sex (M) The true story of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, her struggles for equal rights, and the early cases of a historic career that lead to her nomination and confirmation as U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice. (Regal)
Pokemon: Detective Pikachu (PG) Tim Goodman is a former Pokémon Trainer who is looking for his father when he mysteriously disappears in a car crash.
Red Joan (M) The story of Joan Stanley, who was exposed as the KGB's longest-serving British spy.
Rocketman (M) The film follows the fantastical journey of transformation from shy piano prodigy Reginald Dwight into international superstar Elton John.
Swimming With Men (M) A man who is suffering a mid-life crisis finds new meaning in his life as part of an all-male, middle-aged, amateur synchronised swimming team. (Regal)
The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales (G) Whoever thinks that the countryside is calm and peaceful is mistaken. In it we find especially agitated animals, a Fox that thinks it's a chicken, a Rabbit that acts like a stork, and a Duck who wants to replace Father Christmas. If you want to take a vacation, keep driving past this place.
The Hustle (M) A remake of the 1988 comedy, 'Dirty Rotten Scoundrels', in which two down-and-out con artists engage in a "loser leaves town" contest. (Lake Cinema)
The Secret Life of Pets 2 (PG) Continuing the story of Max and his pet friends, following their secret lives after their owners leave them for work or school each day.
Tolkien (M) The film follows the formative years of the orphaned author J.R.R. Tolkien as he finds friendship, love and artistic inspiration among a group of fellow outcasts at school.
Top End Wedding (M) Lauren and Ned are engaged, they are in love, and they have just ten days to find Lauren's mother who has gone AWOL somewhere in the remote far north of Australia. (Lake Cinema)
X-Men: Dark Phoenix (M) During a rescue mission in space, Jean is nearly killed when she is hit by a mysterious cosmic force. Once she returns home, this force not only makes her infinitely more powerful but far more unstable. Wrestling with this entity inside her, Jean unleashes her powers in ways she can neither comprehend nor contain.