Young Schools invited to take part in Chinese Festival

Invitation to Schools

Ingrid Corcoran, Boorowa, with Helena Hakola, from Finland and Gab Corcoran, Boorowa, looking at the pen of ewes at the Boorowa Show.

Ingrid Corcoran, Boorowa, with Helena Hakola, from Finland and Gab Corcoran, Boorowa, looking at the pen of ewes at the Boorowa Show.

Schools in the region are being invited to take part in the Lambing Flat Chinese Festival to be held on March 30 at Young.

Lantern decorating workshops will be held in schools prior to the event. There’s a sunset lantern parade during the festival. Schools may also take part in the “Future Faces” presentation which could comprise choral, instrumental, dance, drama, mime and individual acts.

Please contact the Young Visitor Information Centre on for more details.

Agricultural Shows  

In the first three days of March the Hilltops Region hosts two agricultural shows. This celebration of agricultural excellence and diversity takes place in Boorowa and Koorawatha, with both show societies adding entertainment to their extensive programs.

Boorowa Show will be held on March 1 and 2, with Koorawatha’s show on Sunday March 3.

Bush Poets

Bush Poetry returns to the Young Hotel in Lynch Street Young on Sunday February 24.

Organisers are inviting people who enjoy uniquely Australian entertainment to come along, have a go, or just enjoy the show.

There is always an open microphone session. With only good family friendly material, juniors are welcome to take part.

Harden “Men’s” Breakfast

Hilltops men and women are invited to attend a “Men’s” Breakfast to be held at the Uniting Church Hall in Binalong Street Harden on Saturday February 23 from 8am to 10am.

Guest speakers are Sue and Geoff Orchison who will give an illustrated talk on their travels in the Holy Land and on daily life in Bethlehem. RSVP’s to Neville Alcorn on 6386 2157.

Anniversary Celebrations

Two Hilltops sports clubs are celebrating significant milestones in coming months which will attract many visitors to the region.

Former members of Young Tennis Club will be heading to Young for a 100-year celebration lunch on April 27. David Robinson is chief organiser and would like to hear from former players and those with memorabilia on 0408 441 070 or

In Boorowa a 50-year Rugby Club anniversary gala dinner is scheduled for May 25, with a match between West Wyalong and Boorowa to be  held prior. Justin on 0429820 389 is looking for old photos.

Coming Events:

Ongoing- Burrangong Gallery, Young Visitor Information Centre, open daily, featuring works by Tumut artist, Geoff Naylor.

February 15 – Take 5 on Friday, Hilltops Library, Young from 12.30pm to 1pm. Free concert. All welcome.

February 16 – Young & Region Farmers Market, Anderson Park off Lovell Street, 9am to 12noon.

February 17 – Young Dressage Association first official event for 2019, Bendick Murrell Grounds. All welcome.

February 20 – “Legal Issues for Older People” film screening and panel discussion, Hilltops Council Library Young branch. Bookings on 63821886.

February 23 – Boorowa Makers and Growers Community Market, Old Court House Grounds, 9am to 1pm.

February 23 – Harden “Men’s” Breakfast, Uniting Church Hall, Binalong Street. Cost $15 includes cooked breakfast, 8am -10am.

February 24 – Bush Poetry at The Young Hotel, Lynch St, 1.30pm to 4.30pm. All welcome. More information from Greg on 0490 796 664.