Talking Tourism: Workshops in Young for memoir writing

Young Region Farmers Markets return on Saturday.
Young Region Farmers Markets return on Saturday.

Historian Researcher

If you are interested in Young's history, then the afternoon with Ross Maroney this month is sure to please. This former local historian and writer is the author of the two volumes, Old Young and Jerrybang, a Short History of Lambing Flat Gold Field.

Ross will share his knowledge from 2pm on June 29 at the Uniting Church Hall. Book with Young Historical Society on 6382 2248 by June 22.

Bush Poets

With only six gatherings held each year be sure to mark the Bush Poets event in your diary. This month the poets and their audience meet at the Young Hotel in Young from 1.30pm to 5pm. Sunday, June 30 is their next gig. Organisers invite everyone to come along and enjoy this uniquely Australian entertainment. There's always an open mike, and adult and junior poets and yarn spinners are welcome, as are musicians.

Memories

Everyone has a story, and everyone has some unique memories, but few are ever written down. Whether it's for your own enjoyment, or something you'd like to pass on to your family or the wider world, memoir writing workshops are being held in Young this month. The workshops are presented by the Lambing Flat Fellowship of Australian writer and Kerry Chater will facilitate both days, covering areas such as why and what do you want to write, what makes a story interesting and linking stories.

Choose between workshops on Saturday or Sunday, June 22-23 from 1pm to 5pm at Young Services Club. Costs is $20, bring a pad and pen and come prepared to write.

Royal Quest

Men and women from the Hilltops region are still invited to take part in the 2019 National Cherry Festival King and Queen competition. With the 70th anniversary of the festival being celebrated this year it is hoped people of all ages who are over 18 years will consider taking part.

Contact the Young Visitor Information Centre for more details. Information packs are also available.

What's on

Ongoing: Art Exhibition at Burrangong Gallery, Young Visitor Information Centre, open seven days.

June 13: Harden View Club Birthday Dinner, Terracotta Restaurant, Murrumburrah 6.30pm for 7pm, enquiries Lorraine Brown: 0413 977 199.

June 14: Take 5 on Friday, Hilltops Library Young Branch in Lynch Street, with pianist Amanda Isbester, 12.30pm to 1pm. Free and everyone is welcome.

June 15: Young and Region Farmers Market, Anderson Park, Lovell Street, 9 am to 12 noon.

June 15: South West Slopes Christian Women's Convention, St John's Parish Hall, Cloete Street, Young from 10am to 3pm.

June 16: Handmade in Harden Murrumburrah Community Markets, Murrumburrah Courthouse, 9am to 2pm. Contact Yvonne: 0402 418 252.

June 21: Take 5 on Friday, Hilltops Library Young Branch, St Mary's Primary School Choir, 12.30pm to 1pm. Free, and everyone is welcome.

June 22: Boorowa Makers and Growers Market, Old Court House Grounds, Marsden Street, 9am to 2pm.

June 22, 23: Memoir Writing Workshop, Young Services Club, 1pm to 5pm both days. Place your name on the list at Young Library.

June 29: Koorawatha Markets, Memorial Park Boorowa Street Koorawatha, 9am to 1pm. Details: Karen Patrech: 0439 095 939 or email koorawathamarkets@gmail.com

June 29: Young and Region Farmers Market, Anderson Park, Lovell Street.