Float Your Boat 9am to 3pm, Warners Bay Foreshore: market stalls and entertainment. Then from 5pm to 8pm, Music in the Podium, an LED hula-hoop and fire show, food trucks and specialty stores plus a children's illuminated firefly costume workshop (5.30pm to 7.30pm, limited to 50 children). Boats adorned with lights will cruise past Warners Bay, Eleebana, Valentine and Belmont.
Swansea RSL Grand Re-Opening Community Day 11am to 5pm, Swansea RSL, Bridge Street, Swansea. Live entertainment plus children's activities including a jumping castle, giant slide, face painting and balloon sculpting.
Hunter Valley Wine Festival 11am to 5pm, Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley, Lovedale. The best Hunter Valley produce, wine and boutique beer. A family friendly day with a jumping castle, train rides, face painting and more.
Great Northern Country Fundraiser 1pm onwards, Hotel Cessnock. Live music fundraiser in support of Emily Chesson, 11, who was diagnosed with a rare brain tumour.
Aboriginal Weaving - Basket Making 1pm to 4pm, Maitland Regional Art Gallery. All welcome.
Free Formal Wear 9am to 11am, Maitland Federation Centre, 10 Bent Street, Maitland. Free formal wear and accessories for year 12 students to enable them to attend.
The Levee One Day Sale 9am to 3pm, The Levee Central Maitland.
Ice Hockey Newcastle Northstars vs Sydney Ice Dogs at Hunter Ice Skating Stadium, 230 Macquarie Road, Warners Bay. Doors open 4.30pm; puck drops 5pm.
The Museum of Clothing's Coats, Hats and Handbag Parade 1pm, Polish Hall, Maitland. Cost $25.
Newcastle Bellydance Festival 2019 Saturday and Sunday, Wallsend Diggers. Dance workshops, performances, a bazaar.
Finding Yellow BBQ Fundraiser 8am to 4pm, Bunnings Cessnock.
NRL Newcastle Knights vs Brisbane Broncos at McDonald Jones Stadium, Broadmeadow. Gates open 3pm; Flegg kick-off 3.15pm; NRL kick-off 5.30pm.
Love Local Saturday and Sunday, Charlestown Square (centre court).
Port Stephens Cup Race Day Newcastle Racecourse, Broadmeadow.
Five Pleats Newcastle Exhibition Noon to 8pm, Noah's on the Beach. A wide variety of Indian sarees.
Hunter Valley Wine & Food Festival 2019 Daily throughout June. Various venues, details at winecountry.com.au. Final weekend.
2019 Newcastle Soul Weekender Noon to 3pm, 48 Watt Street, Newcastle. Afternoon session and mini record fair by Revolve Records. Night session has sold out.
The Hunter Soap Box Derby 9am to 2pm, Carl Street, Muswellbrook. Billy cart races, food and market stalls, children's activities and much more. A fundraiser for Hunter Life Education.
Whale Tales Talk by marine naturalist Jeannie Lawson that celebrates the gentle giants by canvassing their song, life cycle and migration. Bar Beach Lookout on the hour from 10am to 1pm.
Mattara Family Fun Day Noon to 2pm, Mattara Hotel, Charlestown. Meet Hunter Animal Rescue's foster cats and dogs; free face-painting, market stalls; children eat free conditions apply).
CPR Kids Infant and Child First Aid Course 9am to noon, The Place, "Social Hall", Charlestown Square, corner of Frederick and Pearson streets. Book at cprkids.com.au. Learn hands-on CPR and First Aid skills for babies and children 0 to 8 years of age. The class is open to the whole family.
Picnic & Beach Clean Up 2.30pm, Bar Beach, Newcastle. Bags supplied, bring gloves.
2019 Ukestra Showcase 1pm to 5pm, Club Charlestown.
Free Tai Chi Lesson 10am to 11am, Croudace Bay Park (southern end). All welcome.
Street Eats Noon to 3pm, Queens Wharf, Morpeth.
Hunter Valley Bikers Annual Memorial Ride and Service Departing McDonald Jones Stadium at 10am for a two-hour ride. A memorial service will be held at Mount Sugarloaf Lookout at 12.30pm.
Orchestra Nova Concert 2pm to 4pm, Lake Macquarie Performing Arts Centre, 39 Lake Street, Warners Bay.
Family Picnic 3pm to 5pm, Camp Shortland. Learn how to create simple, healthy and tasty dishes.
Flute and Organ Recital - Sally Stocks 2.30pm, Christ Church Cathedral Newcastle.
Newcastle - Adult CHD Lunch 12.30pm, The Lucky Hotel, Newcastle. Adults born with congenital heart disease and their partners are invited. RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org or 9460 7450.
SAVE THE DATE
My Kids Market Newcastle returns to Newcastle Basketball Stadium on Sunday, July 14, 9am to noon. Parents, it's an opportunity to grab a bargain - and to earn extra cash by recycling your family's gently used baby and children's goods. For details phone Jennifer Harrison on 0410 481 633 or email email@example.com.
Handmade in the Hunter Markets Saturday, 9am to 3pm, Kevin Sobels Wines, Pokolbin.
Hunter Wine Country Markets Saturday, 9am to 3pm, De Bortoli Wines, Pokolbin.
Newcastle Food & Flower Markets Saturday, 8am to 2pm, 1 Rural Drive, Sandgate.
Mini Indoor Markets Saturday, 9am to 4pm, and Sunday,10am to 4pm, Stockland Jesmond.
Port Stephens Markets Saturday, 9am to 1pm, Port Stephens Church of Christ, Nelson Bay Road, Salt Ash.
Nelson Bay Legacy Markets Sunday , 9am to 3pm, Neil Carroll Park, Shoal Bay Road, Nelson Bay (Fly Point).
Adamstown Lions Club Market Sunday, 7am to 1pm, cnr Brunker and Glebe roads, Adamstown.
Newcastle City Farmers Market Sunday, 7am to 1pm, Newcastle Showground, Broadmeadow.
Hope Estate Markets 9.30am to 2.30pm, Hope Estate, Pokolbin.
Newcastle & Hunter Vietnam Veterans Inc. Market Sunday, 6am to 1pm, Wickham Park, Islington. New stall sites available. Phone Pat Burke on 0413 333 165 for information.
Magic Meddlers Market Sunday, 9am to 1pm, Softy's Clubhouse, 20 Maitland Road, Newcastle.
Tomaree Markets Sunday, 8am to 2pm, Tomaree Sports Complex, Nelson Bay Road, Nelson Bay.
Maitland Regional Art Gallery Stories from Wonnarua, until October 13. Country artworks created by students from Francis Greenway High, Hunter Valley Grammar, Maitland High, Metford Public, Tarro Public, Telarah Public and Woodberry Public schools. Between Nature & Sin, by David Griggs; Cubby House, by Alysha Fewster, until July 21. Operation Art; Charles Blackman: from the MRAG Collection, until August 11. My North, by Cutler Footway, until August 18. Also, Free Art Sunday.
Dungog Contemporary Mowanjum To Maningrida, until July 14.
Readers Cafe and Larder Enchanted Places, by Helen Tolhurst, until July 27.
The Creator Incubator Adornment, until June 30.
Hunter Region Botanic Gardens Winter Solstice Sculpture Exhibition, until August 4.
Cessnock Regional Art Gallery Scenes of Everyday Life in Cessnock LGA, ends Sunday.
Timeless Textiles Nature's Abstraction, by Lois Evans, until July 7.
Curve Gallery Queer Vessels, by Joseph Johnson, Lezlie Tilley.
University Gallery Scattered, by Lolita Manukian; Figuratively Speaking, by Michelle Wellham, until July 6.
Art Systems Wickham Defaced, by Liam Power, until July 7.
Watt Space Gallery Brain, a collaboration, ends Sunday.
The All Story, Wickham Southerns, until June 30.
Brough House Maitland Children's Clothing 1900 to 1950, until September 7.
The Lock-Up I Love You Melissa, until July 21.
33 Scott St Galleries A Construct, by Dylan Smith.
Newcastle Art Gallery The sea calls me by name, by James Drinkwater, until August 11. The nature of abstraction, by Virginia Cuppaidge, until July 21.
Lovett Gallery Streets of Our Town: Local Subdivision Plans 1880s-1950s, until July 20.
Local History Lounge - Newcastle Library Ten Years of Newcastle Productions: The art of Trevor Dickinson, until July 20.
SEEN@Swansea Transformations: Art of the Scott Sisters, until July 21.
Port Stephens Community Arts Centre Large Modern Canvases; Quilting To Warm Your Home.
Belmont Library Natural World, by Sharon Thomas, until August 11.
Fireshed Gallery Wollombi Entwined Weavers, until July 7.
Newcastle Studio Potters & Back to Back Galleries Formed and Fired: Imagination, 10 glass artists and 10 ceramic artists.
Newcastle Museum Underworld: Mugshots from the Roaring Twenties, ends Sunday.
Cstudios Art Gallery Of Form and Shape, ends Saturday. Also, Gwendolin Lewis.
Blackstone Gallery Human characteristics translated into surrealistic landscapes, by Patricia Van Lubeck.
Judith Lucy Vs Men The title comedian recounts her full history with the opposite sex and leaves it up to the audience to determine whether she should ever date again. Token Events, at the Civic Theatre, Newcastle. Saturday, at 7.30pm. 4929 1977.
Seuss-Fest Hunter Drama students bring Horton the Elephant, the Cat in the Hat, and other Seuss characters to life on the stage. Broadmeadow students in three different shows at the Civic Playhouse, Saturday at 6.30pm.
The Shake-up In this year of the 30th anniversary of the 1989 Newcastle earthquake Tantrum Youth Arts looks at learning from the past through theatre, art, live music and games performed at Newcastle Museum. Saturday and Sunday, at 5.30pm. Free show. Register your participation at tantrum.org.au.
Wait Until Dark A blind woman combats a trio of criminals who erroneously break into her house in search of drugs; drama by Frederick Knott with many funny moments. Theatre on Brunker, at St Stephen's Hall, Adamstown. Saturday, dinner and show at 7pm, show only at 8pm (final show). 4957 1895.
5 Sawyers Saturday, Mitchell Charlie. Sunday, Sundays Record Duo.
48 Watt Street Sunday, Kurilpa Reach, Machine Machine, Diplazar, New Boon.
Adamstown Uniting Church Saturday, Peace Concert 2019 ft. The Pacific Palm Court Orchestra, Sax Blue, Heather Price, Jack Andrew. Sunday, Hunter Singers Concert.
Anna Bay Tavern Saturday, Pat Vs Cat. Sunday, Craig Thommo.
Argenton Hotel Sunday, Jackson Halliday.
Australia Hotel Cessnock Saturday, Outerphase.
Battlesticks Bar Saturday, Casey Bellamy. Sunday, Dean Kyrwood.
Beach Hotel Saturday, Jump. Sunday, Mark Wells.
Belmont 16s Saturday, The Snape Trilogy, Hayden Johns. Sunday, Scratch.
Belmore Hotel Saturday, Felix Quinn.
Beresfield Bowling Club Saturday, Sunday, Jumpin Jukebox.
Blueys Nelson Bay Saturday, Jake Daulby.
The Bradford Saturday, Outlaw Avenue.
Burwood Inn Saturday, Austin Mackay.
Cambridge Hotel Saturday, Bodyjar & 28 Days (main room), Syrup, Go On (warehouse). Sunday, Svdden Death (USA) (main room) Port Royal, Spuz, Stranger than Friends (warehouse).
Cardiff RSL Club Saturday, The Smarts.
Catho Pub Sunday, Club Esky.
Caves Beachside Hotel Saturday, Tom Blake. Sunday, Ryan Daley.
Central Leagues Club Saturday, Bobby C.
Cessnock Leagues Club Saturday, Solid Gold Party Night with Dave Cochrane.
Club Kotara Saturday, Tracemission.
Club Macquarie Saturday, Snape & Son.
Club Maitland City Saturday, Jayde Corner.
Colliery Inn Sunday, Mick Jones.
Commercial Hotel Morpeth Saturday, Craig Thommo.
Croatian Wickham Sports Club Sunday, Latinova.
Crown & Anchor Hotel Saturday, Seany B & Kato.
Customs House Sunday, Jake Davey.
Cypress Lakes Saturday, Daniel Arvidson.
Denman Hotel Sunday, Ryan Hemsworth.
Duke Of Wellington Saturday, Dreamcatchers.
East Cessnock Bowling Club Saturday, Heaven & Earth Legends.
East Maitland Bowling Club Saturday, The V-Dubs.
Easts Golf & Leisure Club Sunday, Donnie Soper.
Edgeworth Bowling Club Sunday, Grant Walmsley & Friends.
Edgeworth Tavern Saturday, D-Love.
Family Hotel Newcastle Saturday, Good Thanks, Mission Banana.
Finnegans Saturday, Teddy Cream.
Gallipoli Legion Club Sunday, Mustang.
Gateshead Tavern Sunday, Paparazzi.
General Roberts Hotel Saturday, David McCredie.
George Tavern Saturday, The DuoTones.
Grain Store Saturday, Matt Bowles.
Grand Junction Hotel Sunday, The Soul Movers.
Great Northern Hotel Newcastle Saturday, Sundays Record Duo. Sunday, Phonic Duo.
Gunyah Hotel Saturday, Tim Harding. Sunday, Matty G.
Hamilton Station Hotel Saturday, Linear, Halfwait Bonza, Alpine White. Sunday, The Shadow Cast, East Denistone.
Harrigan's Pokolbin Saturday, Greg Bryce, Usual Suspects. Sunday, Tailgate Drive.
Hexham Bowling Club Saturday, 2GoodReasons.
Honeysuckle Hotel Saturday, Mark Wells Trio. Sunday, Matt McLaren.
Imperial Hotel Singleton Saturday, Spin Gents.
Iron Horse Inn Saturday, Paparazzi.
Jewells Tavern Saturday, Phonic Trio.
Kent Hotel Saturday, Stiletto. Sunday, Brien McVernon & The Rockets From Oz.
Lake Macquarie Yacht Club Sunday, David McCredie.
Lambton Park Hotel Saturday, Paula & Owen.
Lass O'Gowrie Saturday, Repeater, Cooks & Bakers, Pawn Logic, Gel.
Lizotte's Saturday, Diesel, Colin Lille. Sunday, The Whispering Jack Show tribute to John Farnham.
Lochinvar Hotel Saturday, Reg Sinclair.
Lucky Hotel Saturday, Brown Bear & Hooves. Sunday, Matt McLaren.
Mary Ellen Hotel Saturday, Shivoo.
Maryland Tavern Saturday, Hornet.
Mattara Hotel Saturday, Ryan Daley.
Mavericks On The Bay Saturday, Jon Matthews. Sunday, Reg Sinclair.
Mavericks On Darby Saturday, Max Jackson. Sunday, Perry Carter.
Mayfield Bowling Club Saturday, Bitchcraft, The Leftards, The Not Nots, The Space Boozzies, The Perils.
Mayfield Ex-Services Saturday, Big Night Out.
Mezz Bar at Wallsend Diggers Saturday, Gen-R-8. Sunday, Kaylah Anne.
Muree Golf Club Saturday, Loose Bazooka.
Murray's Brewery Sunday, Michael Peter.
Nag's Head Hotel Saturday, Pap & That.
Nelson Bay Diggers Saturday, Anthology. Sunday, Tim Harding.
Nelson Bay Golf Club Saturday, Pete Hibbert.
Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club Sunday, Kazzie.
Newcastle Diggers Saturday, Kelly Hope.
Newcastle Hotel Saturday, KLP,Kookshill, Honey Hayze, Holiday Basement.
Newcastle Jockey Club Saturday, Pete McCredie, Max Jackson.
Northern Star Hotel Saturday, Brien McVernon, Dennis Val.
Pedens Hotel Saturday, Tailgate Drive.
Pippis At The Point Saturday, Sounds Of Sunday. Sunday, Ashley Knight.
Premier Hotel Saturday, Mardmax.
Queens Wharf Hotel Saturday, Gen-X. Sunday, Hornet, Wharf Life.
Quill & Compass Saturday, Holiday Basement, The Irish Wolf Hounds.
Railway Hotel Cessnock Sunday, Darren Gould.
Raymond Terrace Bowling Club Sunday, Karen O'Shea.
Royal Federal Hotel Saturday, Project X.
Royal Hotel Singleton Sunday, Zac & Ben.
Royal Motor Yacht Club Toronto Sunday, Hendo.
Rutherford Hotel Saturday, Kyle Cartner.
Seabreeze Hotel Saturday, The Core. Sunday, Wayne Dufty.
Shoal Bay Country Club Saturday, Dean Kyrwood, Misbehave. Sunday, Casey Bellamy.
Shortland Hotel Saturday, Beau Hatch.
Singleton Diggers Saturday, The Ultimate Pink & Lady Gaga Show.
Soldiers Point Bowling Club Saturday, Rave On.
Stag and Hunter Hotel Saturday, Winter Hootenanny ft. Ben Leece, Neptune's Tide Machine ft Coral Lee, James Thomson & the Strange Pilgrims, Matt Scullion, The High Andies, Nat Henry, Robbie Long, Gleny Rae Virus & The Young Bastards.
Star Hotel Saturday, Marissa vs Jacob.
Swansea Hotel Saturday, Chad Shuttleworth. Sunday, The Jungle Kings.
Swansea RSL Club Saturday, Ben Woodham, Blues Rattler, Cover 2 Cover, Romney Watts, The Echoes.
Swansea-Belmont Surf Life Saving Club Sunday, Deb Sinclair.
Swansea Workers Club Sunday, Simon King.
Sydney Junction Hotel Sunday, The V-Dubs.
Tea Gardens Hotel Saturday, Kevin O'Hara.
Tilligerry RSL Saturday, Lyn Bowtell & Luke O'Shea, Hendo.
Toronto Workers Saturday, The Lamplighters.
Victoria Hotel Hinton Saturday, Mick Jones. Sunday, Anyerin.
Vincent St Kitchen & Bar Cessnock Saturday, Sari Jade & Spike.
Wangi Wangi RSL Club Sunday, Andrew G.
Wangi Workers Club Sunday, Chad Shuttleworth.
Warners At The Bay Saturday, The New Cool Duo.
Warners Bay Hotel Saturday, Viagro.
Weston Workers Saturday, The Flattrakkers.
Wests Cardiff Saturday, Cruzers.
Wests New Lambton Saturday, Loko.
Wests NEX Saturday, Marcia Hines, The Gaudrys.
Wickham Park Hotel Saturday, Jungle Duo, The Years. Sunday, Then Jolene, The Buffalo Boys.
Windsor Castle Hotel Saturday, Codi Kaye.
Aladdin (PG) A kindhearted street urchin and a power-hungry Grand Vizier vie for a magic lamp that has the power to make their deepest wishes come true.
Annabelle Comes Home (M) Determined to keep Annabelle from wreaking more havoc, demonologists Ed and Lorraine Warren bring the possessed doll to the locked artefacts room.
Child's Play (MA) A mother gives her son a toy doll for his birthday, unaware of its more sinister nature.
Heavy Water (M) Follow big wave surfer Nathan Fletcher through the evolution of surfing and his relationship with big waves.
Men in Black: International (M) The Men in Black have always protected the Earth from the scum of the universe. In this new adventure, they tackle their biggest threat to date: a mole in the Men in Black organisation.
Poms (PG) A woman moves into a retirement community and starts a cheerleading squad with her fellow residents. (Lake Cinema)
Red Joan (M) The story of Joan Stanley, who was exposed as the KGB's longest-serving British spy.
Rocketman (M) The film follows the fantastical journey of transformation from shy piano prodigy Reginald Dwight into international superstar Elton John. (Lake Cinema)
Spider-Man: Homecoming (M) A young Peter Parker/Spider-Man begins to navigate his newfound identity as the web-slinging superhero.
The Secret Life of Pets 2 (PG) Continuing the story of Max and his pet friends, following their secret lives after their owners leave them for work or school each day.
Toy Story 4 (G) Woody and Buzz embark on a quest to find Woody's romantic interest, Bo Peep.
Yesterday (M) A struggling musician realises he's the only person on Earth who can remember The Beatles after waking up in an alternate timeline where they never existed.