7 things to do this weekend in the Clarence Valley
Blues, Brews and BBQs
WHERE: Clarence River Jockey Club, Grafton
DETAILS: Come enjoy a day of good food, top beers and great blues music. Top notch racing is on offer with the running of the Yamba Cup, and the NRA Country Championship qualifier.
Clean Up Australia Day
WHERE: Sites all cross the Clarence Valley
DETAILS: Get out and do your bit for the community and help keep our area tidy. There are crews everywhere - check www.cleanupaustraliaday. org for more details.
The Halfway Creek Autumn Market
WHEN: Sunday, 8.30am-12.30pm
WHERE: Halfway Creek Hall, cnr Pacific Hwy and Kungala Rd (opposite the Rose Gardens), 35km south of Grafton.
DETAILS: A great place to stop during that Sunday drive for yummy food at budget prices; stalls/ car-booters; hair cuts; Jack's local eggs; honey; homemade jams and chutneys; meat packs, plants; clothes; jewellery; arts and crafts; bric-a-brac. New stall-holders and car-booters welcome. For more information, phone Liz on 6649 4432.
St Andy's Autumn Awesome Markets
WHEN: Saturday, 8am-1pm
WHERE: St Andrew's Presbyterian Church, corner of Oliver and Prince St, Grafton
DETAILS: The markets held in the lovely grounds of the historic church. Indoor and outdoor stalls, a jumping castle and face painting, Devonshire teas (and coffee) served by the PWA ladies in the hall and there will be a BBQ running downstairs with a variety of tempting foods. In 2016 the market's charity is the Clarence River Women's Refuge and part of the profits will be helping to support this worthwhile organisation. Details: Deanne 6644 9911 or email us at standys.markets@ gmail.com.
Clocktower Gallery Markets
WHEN: Saturday from 9am
WHERE: Clarence River Visitor Information Centre, corner Spring St and Pacific Hwy, South Grafton.
DETAILS: Plenty of handmade goods, including leatherwork, painting, woodwork and much more.
Dragon Boat Come and Try Day
WHEN: Saturday, 10am
WHERE: Corcoran Park, Grafton
DETAILS: A chance to put your paddle in the water and try this exciting and fun sport.
Old Time Dancing
WHEN: Saturday from 7.30pm
WHERE: Criterion Theatre, Bacon Street, Grafton
DETAILS: Weekly night out for single men and women. Cost $5 - includes door prize, raffle and supper. Peter 6643 4683.