Snowtime in the Garden Saturday and Sunday, Hunter Valley Gardens. Glide on the giant ice skating rink, slide down the mega ice toboggan and build a snowman in Snow Play Zone. Rides include the Super Slide, 25-metre Ferris Wheel, Swing Chair and traditional Venetian Carousel.
Newcastle Reserve Forces Day 10.30am to 12.30pm, Civic Park, King Street, Newcastle. All current and former reservists, nashos, regulars, cadets and staff from all services are invited to attend. A reunion at NEX Newcastle will follow straight after the service. Assembly area is Laman Street, Newcastle, at 10.30am.
Newcastle Roller Derby League 6pm, Newcastle Showground Exhibition Centre, Broadmaeadow. Bogey Rollers vs Harbour Hellcats.
Baby Farm Animal Petting Zoo Saturday and Sunday, 10.30am to 12.30pm, Rotunda, Shopping Village, Hunter Valley Gardens, Pokolbin.
Aberdeen Highland Games Jefferson Park, Aberdeen. Dancing, competitions, pipe bands, food and market stalls, novelty events and more.
Sew Easy Workshops 9.30am to 12.30pm, Newcastle Library. Free but bookings essential: email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hunter Valley Cheese & Chocolate Festival Saturday and Sunday, 10am to 5pm, Hope Estate, Pokolbin. Market and food stalls, a Kids Zone, Cheese Zone, Sweet Zone, Chocolate Zone, demonstrations, live music and more.
Australis Face of Facon Model Search 10am to noon, The Rooftop, Westfield Kotara.
Clubs in the Community Pink Race Day 11am onwards, Newcastle Racecourse, Broadmeadow. A fundraiser for Hunter Breast Cancer Foundation.
NRL Newcastle Knights vs Auckland Warrriors at McDonald Jones Stadium, Broadmeadow. Touch Football 3.15pm; Canterbury Cup 5.15pm; NRL kick-off 7.35pm.
Reptile Show Saturday and Sunday, 11am, Blackbutt Reserve Wildlife Arena. Tickets $3 per person.
Fight Camp 8.0 Fight Night 5.30pm, Souths Merewether. A fundraiser for Warlga Ngurra Women & Children Refuge.
5th Annual Newcastle Trots Family Night 6pm, Newcastle Harness Racing Club, Broadmeadow.
Hunter Hands of Hope Xmas Fundraiser 6pm, East Cessnock Bowling Club. Two-course meal and show for a good cause.
Eat Street Cooranbong Noon to 6pm, Cooranbong Park. Food, music and fun for all the family.
NAIDOC Week 1.30pm to 4.30pm, Sacred Heart Cathedral, 841 Hunter Street, Newcastle West. Celebrate the beginning of NAIDOC Week with music in the garden, a smoking ceremony and a service, followed by soup and damper.
Newcastle Chamber Choir Launch Concert 2.30pm, Babylon, 145 King Street, Newcastle.
48 Watt St Wedding Open Day 11am to 2pm, 48 Watt Street, Newcastle.
Free Children's Activities Noon to 2pm, Shoal Bay Country Club. Pony Rides & Petting Zoo. Also, activities every day of the school holidays.
SAVE THE DATE
The next Olive Tree Market is on July 13 at Civic Park. It is being held on the second Saturday of the month for July only due to the Newcastle Reserve Forces Day event. The market is usually held on the first Saturday of the month.
Pelican Foreshore Markets Saturday, 9am to 1pm, Lakeview Parade, Pelican.
Artisan Market Saturday, 8am to noon, Anglican Parish Hall, corner Capp and South streets, Telarah.
Handmade in the Hunter Markets Saturday, 9am to 3pm, Kevin Sobels Wines, Pokolbin.
Giant Charity Garage Sale Saturday, 8am to 1pm, Church 4 Life, 32 Sixth Street, Boolaroo.
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.
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.
Nelson Bay Legacy Markets Sunday, 10am to 3pm, Neil Carroll Park, Shoal Bay Road, Nelson Bay.
Perfect Sunday Markets Sunday, 1pm to 6pm, The Lass O'Gowrie Hotel, Wickham.
Maitland Markets Sunday, 8am to 2pm, Maitland Showground.
Hunter Wetlands Centre Art Space Overwintering Revisited, by Hunter Sculptors Inc and Newcastle Printmakers, until July 26.
Kiray Putjung Art Trail at Little Yengo Room Art Gallery Wollombi, Cessnock Regional Art Gallery, Cessnock & Kurri Kurri Libraries, Les Elvin Kungerra Gallery at the Hunter Valley Visitor Information Centre. Go to crag.net.au for dates and times. Until July 14.
Watt Space Gallery Substrate, by University of NSW and University of Newcastle photography students, until August 10.
Raymond Terrace Library Worimi Wildflowers, by Pauline Coxon, until August 1.
Maitland Regional Art Gallery Stories from Wonnarua, until October 13. 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 Blue Fiveways Performance Installation & Exhibition, by Lyndal Campbell., until July 14.
Hunter Region Botanic Gardens Winter Solstice Sculpture Exhibition, until August 4.
Timeless Textiles Nature's Abstraction, by Lois Evans, ends Sunday.
Curve Gallery Queer Vessels, by Joseph Johnson, Lezlie Tilley, ends Saturday.
University Gallery Scattered, by Lolita Manukian; Figuratively Speaking, by Michelle Wellham, ends Saturday.
Art Systems Wickham Defaced, by Liam Power, ends Sunday.
Brough House Maitland Children's Clothing 1900 to 1950, until September 7.
The Lock-Up I Love You Melissa, until July 21.
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, until July 30.
Belmont Library Natural World, by Sharon Thomas, until August 11.
Newcastle ArtSpace Newcastle Emerging Artist Prize, until July 14.
Fireshed Gallery Wollombi Entwined Weavers, ends Sunday.
Newcastle Studio Potters & Back to Back Galleries Formed and Fired: Imagination, ends Sunday.
Newcastle Museum Earthquake | Then and now and Again - 30 Years, until October 27.
Cstudios Art Gallery Newcastle - Harbour to Shore, by Geoffrey Breen, until July 27.
Blackstone Gallery Grain of Salt, by Elizabeth Mead.
Newcastle Theatre Company Singing Out, by Kathryn Grushka, Miranda Lawry and Linda Alcorn.
The Umbilical Brothers Green A spontaneous comedy show, with the two brudders interacting with the audience while trying out new routines. A-List Entertainment, at the Civic Playhouse, Newcastle. Saturday at 7.30pm; Sunday at 5pm. 4929 1977.
A Very Choppy Christmas (In July) - Or, Mistletoe Is Just Another Noxious Weed A family of petty criminals make amazing discoveries when they have a Christmas in July celebration; radio play-style jazz cabaret by Newcastle's David Baker. Smoking Chops, at the Royal Exchange, Newcastle. Saturday at 8pm. 4929 4969; trybooking.com.
5 Sawyers Saturday, DJ Perry Carter.
Adamstown Uniting Church Sunday, The D Majors Combined Choirs Concert.
Anna Bay Tavern Saturday, Fuelstar.
Argenton Hotel Sunday, Rose Pepper.
Australia Hotel Cessnock Saturday, Kristo and King.
Baptist Tabernacle Newcastle Sunday, Sydney and Waratah Male Choir.
Battlesticks Bar Saturday, Paula & Owen. Sunday, De-Lovely Duo.
Beach Hotel Sunday, The Col Tegg Experience.
Belmont 16s Saturday, The Years. Sunday, The Blue Water Cowboys.
Belmont Hotel Sunday, Kaylah Anne.
Belmore Hotel Saturday, Mojo Bandits.
Beresfield Bowling Club Saturday, Gen-R-8.
The Bradford Saturday, Viagro.
Cambridge Hotel Saturday, CRAZE ft. Avance, Wildlyf. Sunday, Cassian (main room), Shady Nasty, Skivvy Season, Craterface (warehouse).
Carrington Bowling Club Sunday, Connor Wink.
Catho Pub Sunday, Barracuda - A Tribute to Fleetwood Mac.
Caves Beachside Hotel Saturday, Sundays Record.
Cessnock Leagues Club Saturday, Dr. Zoom Duo.
Clare Castle Hotel Sunday, The 3.
Club Kotara Saturday, Phonic.
Club Lemon Tree Saturday, The Viper Creek Band.
Club Maitland City Saturday, Tyler John.
Colliery Inn Sunday, Jake Davey.
Commercial Hotel Morpeth Saturday, Ben Woodham.
Croatian Wickham Sports Club Sunday, Irish Christmas in July.
Customs House Sunday, Pete McCredie.
Cypress Lakes Saturday, Ty Penshorn.
Duke Of Wellington Saturday, Redline.
East Cessnock Bowling Club Saturday, Veronika.
East Maitland Bowling Club Saturday, Loose Bazooka. Sunday, Cotton, Sax & Strings.
Easts Golf & Leisure Club Sunday, Karen O'Shea.
Edgeworth Bowling Club Sunday, Tailgate Drive.
Edgeworth Tavern Saturday, The Dreamcatchers.
Exchange Hotel Saturday, Back To The 90s.
Family Hotel Maitland Saturday, Allstar.
Family Hotel Newcastle Saturday, The Med Heads, Boleyn.
Gallipoli Legion Club Sunday, The Rattle.
Gateshead Tavern Sunday, Jamie Martens.
General Roberts Hotel Saturday, Murray Byfield.
George Tavern Saturday, Dan Runchel Band.
Grain Store Saturday, Matt Bowles. Sunday, JJ King.
Grand Junction Hotel Friday, Kristen Lee Morris.
Great Northern Hotel Newcastle Saturday, Iguana. Sunday, Bobby C.
Gunyah Hotel Saturday, Chris Saxby. Sunday, Ben Travis.
Hamilton Station Hotel Saturday, Semantics, Hypercolour, Indigo Bloom.
Harrigan's Pokolbin Saturday, Alias.
Hexham Bowling Club Saturday, Counterpart.
Hiss & Crackle Records Saturday, Kevin Taylor.
Honeysuckle Hotel Saturday, Hummingbirds. Sunday, Mick Jones.
Hotel Cessnock Saturday, Pat Vs Cat.
Imperial Hotel Maitland Saturday, The Levymen.
Iron Horse Inn Saturday, James Paul.
Jesmond Bowling Club Sunday, Anthony Lee.
Jewells Tavern Saturday, Fabba.
Lake Macquarie Yacht Club Sunday, Nick Read.
Lambton Park Hotel Saturday, Dean Kyrwood.
Lass O'Gowrie Saturday, New Rock Syndicate (JPN), Joey's Coop, Lachlan X. Morris.
Lizotte's Saturday, Bondi Cigars.
Mary Ellen Hotel Saturday, Morning Glory.
Maryland Tavern Saturday, Glamstars.
Mattara Hotel Saturday, Bobby C.
Mavericks On The Bay Saturday, Anthony Lee. Sunday, Zane Penn.
Mavericks On Darby Saturday, Ryan Daley.
Mayfield Ex-Services Saturday, Anthology.
Metropolitan Hotel Maitland Saturday, Bliss Bomb.
Mezz Bar at Wallsend Diggers Saturday, 4 Letter Word. Sunday, Chris Saxby.
Murray's Brewery Sunday, Nano.
Nag's Head Hotel Saturday, Boney Rivers.
Nelson Bay Diggers Saturday, Joel Oakhill Duo. Sunday, Megan Core.
Nelson Bay Golf Club Saturday, Tim Harding.
Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club Sunday, Mark Wells.
Newcastle Diggers Saturday, Cotton Sax & Strings.
Newcastle Jockey Club Saturday, Pete McCredie, Matty G.
Newcastle Hotel Saturday, Los Scallywaggs, Soy, Ill Sylvester, Ethanol Blend.
Northern Star Hotel Saturday, Allon, Prahlad.
Oriental Hotel Sunday, Ethanol Blend, Coral Lee.
Paxton Bowling Club Saturday, Daniel Arvidson.
Pedens Cessnock Saturday, Big Night Out.
Pippis At The Point Saturday, Mardmax. Sunday, Matt McLaren.
Premier Hotel Saturday, Zane Penn Duo.
Queens Wharf Hotel Saturday, Uptown. Sunday, Love That Hat, Wharf Life.
Royal Federal Hotel Branxton Saturday, The 3.
Royal Hotel Singleton Sunday, Bliss Bomb.
Royal Motor Yacht Club Toronto Sunday, Jake Daulby.
Rutherford Hotel Saturday, Matt McLaren.
Seabreeze Hotel Saturday, The V-Dubs. Sunday, Ashley Knight.
Shoal Bay Country Club Saturday, The Cassettes. Sunday, Madelyn.
Shortland Hotel Saturday, Kevin O'Hara.
Stag and Hunter Hotel Saturday, Marz.
Star Hotel Saturday, Dan vs Damien.
Stockton RSL Club Saturday, Nitetrain.
Swansea Hotel Saturday, Chad Shuttleworth Duo. Sunday, Darren Rolling Keys.
Swansea RSL Club Saturday, Spank N The Monkey.
Swansea Workers Club Saturday, Jungle Duo. Sunday, Angie.
Tea Gardens Hotel Saturday, The Leadbellies.
Tilligerry RSL Saturday, Andrew G.
Toronto Workers Saturday, Overload.
Victoria Hotel Hinton Saturday, Emily Smith. Sunday, The Andy Show.
Vincent St Kitchen & Bar Cessnock Saturday, Felix Quinn Duo.
Wangi District Workers Club Sunday, Sarah Christine.
Wangi Wangi RSL Club Saturday, The Urban Legends.
Wests Cardiff Saturday, Gen-X.
Wests New Lambton Saturday, The Smarts.
Wests NEX Saturday, Marissa+1.
Wickham Park Hotel Saturday, Sneaky Freakers. Sunday, John Larder, The Blues Bombers.
Windsor Castle Hotel Saturday, Jake Daulby.
About Time (M) At the age of 21, Tim discovers he can travel in time and change what happens and has happened in his own life. His decision to make his world a better place by getting a girlfriend turns out not to be as easy as you might think. (Regal)
After (M) A young woman falls for a guy with a dark secret and the two embark on a rocky relationship.
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.
All Is True (M) A look at the final days in the life of playwright William Shakespeare. (Lake Cinema)
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.
Avengers: End Game - Bonus Content (M) After devastating events the universe is in ruins. With the help of remaining allies, the Avengers assemble once more in order to undo Thanos' actions and restore order to the universe.
Child's Play (MA) A mother gives her son a toy doll for his birthday, unaware of its more sinister nature.
Gurrumul (PG) A portrait of an artist on the brink of global reverence, and the struggles he and those closest to him faced in balancing that which mattered most to him and keeping the show on the road. (Regal)
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.
Mystify: Michael Hutchence (M) Deftly woven from an extraordinary archive of rich imagery, Michael's private home movies and those of his lovers, friends, and family, the film delves beneath the public persona of the charismatic 'Rock God' and transports us through the looking glass to reveal a multifaceted, intensely sensitive and complex man.
Poms (PG) A woman moves into a retirement community and starts a cheerleading squad with her fellow residents. (Regal)
Rocketman (M) The film follows the fantastical journey of transformation from shy piano prodigy Reginald Dwight into international superstar Elton John. (Regal)
Spider-Man: Far From Home (M) Our friendly neighbourhood super hero decides to join his best friends Ned, MJ, and the rest of the gang on a European vacation. However, Peter's plan to leave super heroics behind for a few weeks are quickly scrapped when he begrudgingly agrees to help Nick Fury uncover the mystery of several elemental creature attacks, creating havoc across the continent.
Swimming With Men (M) A man who is suffering a mid-life crisis finds new meaning in his life as part of an all-male, middle-aged, amateur synchronised swimming team. (Regal)
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.
Top End Wedding (M) Lauren and Ned are engaged, they are in love, and they have just ten days to find Lauren's mother who has gone AWOL somewhere in the remote far north of Australia, reunite her parents and pull off their dream wedding. (Lake Cinema, Regal)
Toy Story 4 (G) Woody and Buzz embark on a quest to find Woody's romantic interest, Bo Peep. (Lake Cinema)
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.