What's on in the Manning, Great Lakes and Gloucester July 12-14

Kelsey Schneider, Rachel Emmett and Brianna Williams at the 2018 Kristylea Bridge Cup.
Kelsey Schneider, Rachel Emmett and Brianna Williams at the 2018 Kristylea Bridge Cup.

THE bar's been set high, but Taree City hope to break last year's record tally of $32,384.22 at Saturday's annual fund raiser for Manning Valley Can Assist at the Jack Neal Oval.

The Bulls and Wingham will be playing for the Kristylea Bridge Cup in the first grade Group Three Rugby League game.

Wingham has dominated the cup since its inception six years ago and will be the shortest of favourites to win Saturday's clash.

All weekend 

  • The Hindmarsh Collection at Taree Craft Cottage, 9.30am to 1pm at 77 Pulteney Street, Taree.
  • Sea of Bellies exhibition, 10am to 4pm at Manning Regional Art Gallery.
  • NSW State Karting Championships at the Wingham Sporting Complex track. Entry: free.
  • Orchid open days at Tinonee Orchid Nursery, 8am to 3pm on Saturday and Sunday


  • Rudi's farmers market, 8am to 2pm at 12 Kanangra Drive, Taree.
  • Tucker Patch farmgate stall, 9am to 11am at 62 Cemetery Road, Gloucester
  • Movie screening of Show Dogs, 2pm to 3.35pm at Wingham Library. Bookings essential. Rated PG.
  • NAIDOC awards night, from 7pm at the Exchange Waterfront Function Centre
  • Adam Eckersley and Brooke McClymont perform at Club Old Bar. Show begins at 7.30pm.


  • Stroud Brick and Rolling Pin Throwing Competition, 6am to 6pm at Stroud Showground.
  • Gloucester farmers market, 8am to noon at Billabong Park, Gloucester
  • Winter on Wharf Street festival, 8am to 3pm at Wharf Street, Forster
  • Wallamba River Family Fishing competition, 8am to 5pm at Discovery Parks, Forster
  • Three Brothers Produce market, 8am to noon at Johns River Community Hall
  • Wingham markets, 8am to noon at Wingham Skate Park
  • Rotary Book Fair, 9am to 4pm at Forster Public School.
  • Taree Open Art Exhibition opening, 1.30pm to 3.30pm at Taree High School hall. Cost: $10. Exhibition is free and runs until July 21.
  • Bulls v Tigers clash for the Kristylea Bridge Cup at Jack Neal Oval, raising funds for Manning Valley Can Assist. Program starts with junior games at 9.30am.
  • NAIDOC Indigenous Fashion Show, 7pm to 10pm at Winning Post Function Centre (Taree racecourse).


  • Forster Keys family fun day, all day at Elizabeth Reserve
  • Cundletown markets, 8.30am to noon at Cundletown Community Garden on Main Street.
  • Harrington markets, 8am to 2pm at John Oxley Reserve
  • Forster markets, 8am to 2pm at Town Park
  • Gloucester NAIDOC family fun day, 10am to 2pm at Billabong Park
  • Life drawing studio, 1.30pm to 3.30pm at Manning Regional Art Gallery