Plenty to float your boat

Camden Haven Concert Band

On Sunday, October 23, spend a pleasant afternoon listening to music provided by the Camden Haven Concert Band.

Their concert – ‘Music – a Life Journey’ includes a wide genre of musical styles from marches, pop, musicals and classics.

A performance of ‘Concerto for Clarinet and Military Band (1878)’ written by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov will be a highlight with guest soloist Terry Stanton on clarinet. Terry has always wanted to perform this piece of music with a band. Following discussions with Iain Pole, our musical director, his dream has become a reality.

In addition, we are featuring performances from some of our Year 12 students. They have recently completed their HSC Music studies and have been involved with the concert band for many years. They started their musical journeys in local primary school band programs and progressed to participation in a variety of local bands and orchestras.

Come and celebrate music – a life long journey with the band – Sunday 23 October, 2pm at the Laurieton School of Arts. Tickets available at the door - $10 adults and $5 children – afternoon tea included.


Camden Haven Dragons will host a come and try day this Sunday at 9.30am. Dragon boating is an easy, fun team sport. The come and try will be held on the boat ramp behind the Laurieton United Services Club. Bring a hat and water bottle. All equipment is supplied. There will be a free barbecue afterwards.

If you enjoy the experience you can do a three-session beginners course through the Camden Haven Community College.

For more information phone Lori on 0418 855 131 or Anne on 0490 001 311.


Ride with the Ulysses on Sunday October 23, departing the Port Macquarie Service Centre at 9am to Macksville for morning tea with lunch at Urunga.

Coffee on Saturday October 22 is at The Point Café, 168 Settlement Point Rd, Port Macquarie at 9:30am.

All riders welcome.

The Ulysses Club is a social club for older motorcyclists and welcomes riders aged 40 years and over to join. We are proud of being the largest social club in Australia.  

Contact Phil on 0488 733 520 or email

Port Macquarie Branch of the Fellowship of Australian Writers

Next meeting is Saturday November 5, 1-4pm at the Mac Adam Music Centre, 33 Lord St, Port Macquarie. For more information contact Debbie Bayliss 0478 609 153.


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