Katherine Bird Festival
Birds of a feather will certainly be flocking together in town this weekend for the Katherine Bird Festival. From surveys to birdwatching tours, there will be plenty on offer for hardcore twitchers or those with a mere passing ornothological interest. Some of the activities are already booked out so you have to get in quick to take part. Bookings are essential for all activities. September 9 to 12. Visit www.eventbrite.com.au and search Katherine Bird Festival to book available activities.
Flowing waters, healing light
This community event is in memory of loved ones lost through suicide or tragedy. In the past few years Katherine and surrounding communitites have faced a fair share of heartbreak, with the impact and ongoing grief taking a toll. This event aims to bring together the community to comfort each other and encourage people to seek assistance. Dr Miriam-Rose Ungunmerr Baumann AM, aboriginal activist, educator and artist and Senior Australian of the Year 2021, will be attending. There will also be weaving and bush medicine by Banatjarl Strongbala Wumin Grup, Water and Smoking Healing by Jawoyn Rangers, representation by Wandimen Elders (Binjari) and a release of healing lights and native flowers. September 9, Katherine Lower Level, 5pm-7pm. Everybody is welcome.
Dreaming under the Sun
This Long Table White Luncheon in the gardens of the Katherine Museum has a dress code of "Your best 'lunch whites'" - so time to check out what's in the wardrobe that fits the bill. You'll sit down to a two-course meal including a sweets grazing platter. Drinks will be available to buy at bar prices. Live entertainment, a raffle and door prizes will be on offer. All proceeds from the day will be donated to Dolly's Dream. Saturday, September 11, noon-4pm. Tickets, $150 including a drink upon arrival and entry to the venue, through https://www.trybooking.com/book/sessions?eid=787314
Save the date
With the slogan "size does matter" here's a chance to put your fishing skills to the test. The Mataranka/Roper River fishing comp has a $2000 first prize up for grabs in the event. From September 17-19.
Come and see the works of Katherine's master potter Danny Murphy. From Friday, August 20 at GYRACC. Entry is free.
Darwin River Festival
If you're looking for a live music fix, check out this festival at the Darwin River Tavern from 4pm on Saturday, September 18 through to 2pm on Sunday, September 19. Acts will include Nick Skitz, Kidd Kaos, Predator, Lady Lauryn and DJ Delicious. Check out ticketing through www.eventbrite.com.au/e/darwin-river-festival-tickets-156316878993.
The Kumbidgee Markets are held every fortnight so you can prepare to swing by and pick up locally-grown produce, or hand made and upcycled goods. Next one is Sunday, September 19, 9am to noon. 595 Gorge Road. Visit www.kumbidgee.com.
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