Breast Cancer Awareness
October is breast cancer awareness month and Katherine Town Council is encouraging businesses and the community to Paint your Town Pink in the aim of raising awareness. An initiative of the McGrath Foundation, communities come together to "pink up" to raise vital funds that support specialist McGrath Breast Care Nurses and create a visual show of support for people going through breast cancer. Get involved by hosting events, housing donation boxes, fund-raising or by adding a splash of pink to your shopfront or office to raise awareness. Visit fundraise.mcgrathfoundation.com.au/fundraisers/katherinetowncouncil.
Bringing his unique brand of comedy to Katherine, this felt-faced comedian will have you laughing in the aisles. You may have caught him on Just for Laughs or seen him in the line-up for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. His latest special, the Book of Randicus, was released in March. Expect biting observations, sharp crowd work and rapid arm movements. Katherine Country Club, October 29, bookings at topendshows.com.au.
Celebrating the finalists and winners for the Big Rivers region in the NT Business Excellence and Customer Service Awards. The awards encourage businesses and individuals to strive to be the best in the Territory. Saturday, October 9.
Come on down and have a look at some of the great works on display at the Godinymayin Yijard Rivers Art and Cultural Centre, including Groundswell - Recent Movements within Art and Territory (October 2 - Nov 13) and Catherine Miles' "Something Different" solo exhibition in K-Space (Oct 2 - Nov 15). Miles, an award-winning artist, will present an exhibition with a pop art-realism vibe. Check out the GYRACC website.
Find some balance in your life with a mini retreat, taking you on a journey through various practices that will help you to feel relaxed, full of vitality and happy at heart. Perfect for anyone, regardless of prior experience with yoga and meditation. Saturday, October 9. 11am to 4pm. The Yoga Bubble, Eastside Shopping Centre. $55pp.
Birds of a Feather
An evening of country music that is set to entertain, complete with a few slightly inappropriate jokes. Join multi-Golden Guitar nominee Allison Forbes, the NT's favourite singing truck driver Kate Oliver and Gleny Rae Virus, who continues to dance around genres and always lands back in country music. Expect the unexpected (and don't bring the kids - adults only). Friday, October 8. 8.30pm. Godinymayin Yijard Rivers Arts and Culture Centre
Karungkarni Art Exhibition
This exhibition celebrates the 10th anniversary of Karungkarni Art and Culture Centre. 'Karungkarni' is the Child Dreaming for Gurindji people, with the name signifying the importance of passing on cultural knowledge from generation to generation. Friday, October 8. 6pm. Godinymayin Yijard Rivers Arts & Culture Centre, Lot 3238 Stuart Highway.
A great chance to frock up, Katherine Country Club will be hosting a Melbourne Cup lunch with bookings now open. The menu features hot and cold servings and dessert. Tuesday, November 2. $70pp. Book on 8972 1276.
Sing it loud
Starting this weekend and then running every second Friday night, come and joiun the Crowd Choir at Kirby's Katherine Hotel. Sing your favourite songs, dance like nobody's watching and party like it ... 2019. Starts Friday, October 8.
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. The next market will be October 17 from 9am to noon. 595 Gorge Road. Visit www.kumbidgee.com for information.
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