10 things to do this weekend
White Ribbon Vigil
WHEN: Friday, 7pm to 8pm
WHERE: Memorial Park, Grafton
DETAILS: To help end domestic violence in the Clarence Valley, the Aboriginal Women's Group the Djinders and Debrah Novak have planned a candle light vigil. People are asked to wear white, bring a rug or a chair to sit on and a candle.
WHEN: Sunday, 1pm to 3pm
WHERE: Copmanhurst Saddlery Museum
DETAILS: The museum boasts photos and memorabilia from Copmanhurst and the surrounding areas. This weekend, there will be school photos from Copmanhurst Public School, following its 125th anniversary last weekend.
St Andrew's Summer Sizzler Markets
WHEN: Saturday, 8am to 1pm
WHERE: St Andrew's Presbyterian Church
DETAILS: Head down to the Summer Sizzler Markets for handmade Christmas gifts, lots of stalls, a jumping castle, face painting, Devonshire teas and a barbecue with a variety of tempting foods.
For more information, call Deanne on 66449911 or email standys.markets@gmail .com.
St Matthew's Community Fair
When: Saturday 8.30am to 12.30pm
Where: St Matthew's, Tyson St, South Grafton
Details: Come along and enjoy a great morning with tours of the graveyard, entertainment, market stalls, jumping castle, sausage sizzle and lots more.
Members Xmas Party
WHERE: Maclean Bowling Club
DETAILS: Don't miss the Bubbles Christmas Show. A great variety of Christmas songs, rock'n'roll, country and comedy. Tickets $25 per person including dinner.
Tickets are available at the bar.
Outdoor cinema and twilight markets
WHEN: Friday, 4pm
WHERE: Grafton Showground
DETAILS: Enjoy a movie night for the whole family at with Inside Out showing at the outdoor cinema tonight from dusk.
There will be tons of fun for the kids including laser tag, a jumping castle, face painting and sand wizards.
HSC artwork exhibition
WHEN: Friday to Monday, 10am to 4pm
WHERE: Iluka Emporium
DETAILS: This is your last chance to see artworks from Maclean High School's HSC students this weekend.
The concepts, themes and subject matter used by the students who are exhibiting address a range of issues from the personal to universal.
The works are uplifting, thought-provoking and engaging.
WHEN: Friday, Saturday and Sunday
WHERE: Criterion Theatre
DETAILS: The Criterion Theatre's Christmas pantomime is Aladdin, the story of a boy who ventures through China and Australia. Along the way he meets the wizard Abanazar, falls in love with the Emperor's daughter, almost gets beheaded, searches for the magic lamp, meets a genie or two and ends up in Australia trying to rescue the Princess.
Shows are on Friday and Saturday at 7.30pm and Sundays at 2pm.
Tickets are $20 for night shows and $15 for matinees from www.criteriontheatre.org.au or from Buckely's Music.
Step into the 70s
WHEN: Saturday, 7.30pm
WHERE: South Grafton Ex-Servicemen's Club
DETAILS: Pay homage to Elton John with Jason Paris this weekend with his show Elton - Out of the Closet.
Paris's attention to detail means you'll experience a brilliant show with incredible props and outfits.
Entry to the show is free.
Contemporary Folk Music
WHEN: Saturday, 2pm
WHERE: Copmanhurst Village Pre School, Grafton St
DETAILS: Everybody is welcome with or without instruments to the contemporary folk music session. All acoustic instruments are welcome, and there is a song folder for everyone to share. The session provides a non-judgmental environment for people to have a go at finding their own voice.