1 Insta The only way to find out what s going on! Serving the Hunter for over 20 years with a readership of over 4,000 weekly! Thursday 21st April, 2016 Missed an issue? Festival Ball - 6th May Horse Parade - 7th May Charity Rodeo - 7th May Jack Johnston Gala Day - 10th May Yarns Night - 10th May Calcutta - 12th May Scone Cup - 13/14th May Picnic & Fireworks Finale - 15th May See inside ADDING TO YEARS TV Guide SCONE CUP CARNIVAL City class racing, country style... Emirates Park Scone Cup Race Day Friday, 13 May 2016 Inglis Guineas/Darley Dark Jewel Race Day Saturday, 14 May Bunnan Road Scone NSW Tel: sconeraceclub.com.au SRC10143B 21st & 22nd May 2016 Exhibition Grounds, St Heliers Road. Muswellbrook Featuring the skills of: Clydesdale, Shire, Australian Draught and Percheron in led, ploughing and ridden classes PLUS markets, stalls, bush poetry & a bonfire! Admission $2.50 per person Photo courtesy of Colin Lavender Enquiries Sydney Street Muswellbrook Phone: (02) SESSION TIMES: THURSDAY 21 APRIL - WEDNESDAY 27 APRIL Cinema is OPEN every day over the school holidays THE JUNGLE BOOK (PG) 106mins 3D: 9.15am 2D: 11.20am, 3.15pm & 6.05pm THE HUNTSMAN - WINTER S WAR (M) 114mins 1.30pm & 9.20pm THE BOSS (MA15+) 99mins 1.25pm & 8.20pm LADY IN THE VAN (M) 108mins 5.15pm Live in Muswellbrook? Don t forget the Courtesy Bus is available to get you to the cinema. Ph: ALLEGIANT (M) 120mins 3.50pm & 7.15pm KUNG FU PANDA 3 (PG) 99mins 2D: 11.30am ZOOTOPIA (PG) 113mins 9.15am COMING SOON Captain America - Civil War Mother s Day : Bad Neighbours 2 Bastille Day : X-men Apocalypse Alice Through the Looking Glass Money Monster : Finding Dory The Angry Birds Movie Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 Independence Day Resurgence The ONLY station in the Hunter with the award-winning No:1 Rugby League show in Australia - the Continuous Call Team on Friday night, Saturday and Sunday afternoons.
2 what s on The Entertainer in conjunction with Majestic Cinemas are giving away two double passes each week to two lucky readers. Look for the handwritten word WINNER along with the editor s signature on this page above HVP logo. Present the winning Entertainer edition to the Muswellbrook office of Hunter Valley Printing, 6 Wilkins Street Muswellbrook and collect your passes. (must be claimed within one week of publication date) PROGRAM INFORMATION THURS 21st to WED 27th APRIL C H E C K W E B S I T E O R P H O N E F O R S E S S I O N T I M E S Disney presents THE JUNGLE BOOK (PG) Melissa McCarthy in THE BOSS (MA15+) THE DIVERGENT SERIES: ALLEGIANT (M) Jack Black in KUNG FU PANDA 3 (PG) THE HUNTSMAN: WINTER S WAR (M) Disney Animation presents ZOOTOPIA (PG) 21 Ryan Ave, SINGLETON Ph Coming up at the Scone & Upper Hunter Horse Festival Do you have a tall tale to tell or some bush poetry needing an audience? Why not try your luck at the Yarns Night hosted by Scone RSL Club on Tuesday May 10. This popular events attracts some of the best poets and yarn spinners in Australia and is also a great chance for those starting out to get some experience. Even if you re not a storyteller, the night is good fun and people are more than welcome to come along and watch. Some of the best country skills will be on show at Scone s White Park on May 10 when the Jack Johnston Memorial Gala Day takes place. Mr Johnston was instrumental in the establishment of the Horse Festival and this special day honours his memory. Come along to see a utility sheep dog trial, Australian Stock Horse demonstrations, sheep shearing, dog high jump, farrier demonstrations and much more. The fun begins at 8.30am and wraps up at 3pm. To find out more information on both these events, contact at the Scone Visitor Information Centre on Image: HAROLD BRIGGS AT YARNS NIGHT Image courtesy of Mandy Kennedy Magic Lantern Photography. EntertainerPublication a double pass to Majestic Cinemas. See page 2 for details That Little Art Place to visit Scone Singleton s That Little Art Place will bring fine art supplies and expert advice in their pop-up shop to the Scone Arts and Crafts Centre from 9.30am 3.30pm on Saturday May 7 during the Scone & Upper Hunter Horse Festival. Products such as Liquitex, Windsor and Newton will be on show, with some great specials available. Don t miss this chance to stock up on top-notch supplies and try new things. For further information contact Lisa on Up Country Entertainer - Thursday 21st April,
3 what s on New exhibitions to be unveiled Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre will open three exciting new exhibitions at 6pm Friday, 22 April. The opening night will have free refreshments supplied by Hollydene Wines, Pukara Estate and Hunter Belle. Get along to find out more about the Print Circle Vast Interiors exhibit, Black Harvest by Andy Devine and Peter Tilley and Goodstart Early Learning Preschool Room s Plants and Flowers exhibit. To find out more log on to: Images: [left] Andy Devine & Peter Tilley, Response #5, mixed media. [right] Jean Birrell, Zebra, solar plate. Images used courtesy Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre. Online shopping at Michael Reid Murrurundi s Michael Reid Gallery now stocks the Bausele watch range. BAUSELE offers a premium range of high quality, innovative Australianinspired timepieces, made for watch lovers and style enthusiasts to discover their passion. The Big Brown Dog food range has now expanded to include a masala spice mix in both mild and strong flavours. Unique African weave baskets woven in Ghana are also available. Log on to or drop into the gallery at Boyd Street Murrurundi to check out the range. Scone Motor Inn Conference Centre Affordable 4 star Accommodation King Suites, Spa Suites and Two-Bedroom Apartments Corporate Rates and FREE Wi-Fi Internet Conference and Meeting Facilities Licenced Bar and meals Monday to Fridays Breakfasts 7 days including Room Service Cnr New England Hwy & Mount St Thursday 21st April, Up Country Entertainer - 3
4 food & wine The Gum Ball Music and Arts Festival releases 2016 artists playing schedule MAIN STAGE: Aussie rockers, YOU AM I will let loose on the main stage at The Gum Ball Festival this Saturday 23rd April. The Gum Ball Music and Arts Festival has announced the artist playing times schedule for Australia s next crop of musical trailblazers is a feature of The Gum Ball s opening night, with performances by Sydney grit blues duo Polish Club, Brisbane psych-rockers The Belligerents, blue-eyed soul group Sex on Toast and the 10-piece instrumental hypo funk of The Cactus Channel all included on the Friday line-up. The evening will be headlined by acclaimed ARIA award-winning powerhouse Dan Sultan and Indigenous electro dub outfit OKA. Saturday s schedule also features a who s who of esteemed musicians. Included are guitar virtuoso Jeff Lang to rising hip-hop star Citizen Kay and surf rock supergroup The Break. As the sun sets on Saturday, modern country rock outlaw William Crighton will launch his incredible debut record before incomparable Aussie rockers You Am I step on to the Dashville main stage to do what they do best. The Gum Ball camping festival runs from Friday, April 22 to noon on Sunday, April 24. Online ticket sales are sold out! For over the counter ticket sales information visit Virtual tour to Tamworth not to be missed Bookings for the Virtual Men s Shed day trip to the Australian Stock Horse National Show in Tamworth on May 9 are now open. The free trip will see stiff competition in the arena for the RM Williams - Abbey Challenge and see a masterclass in horsemanship from Guy McLean who was a contestant in this year s Australia s Got Talent Show and is arguably one of the country s best horseman dividing his time between America and Australia demonstrating and teaching his craft. To book your spot, get in touch with the Scone Neighbourhood Resource Centre on Image: Guy McLean. Show your support for Scone Neighbourhood Resource Centre The Scone Neighbourhood Resource Centre (SNRC) is fundraising to buy its own building so the centre can continue its vital community work. SNRC provides a huge range of services that all community members use such as training, train tickets, referrals to support services, outdoor family movies and Christmas in the Park. The centre is hosting a family bowls night as the first of two fundraisers. A free barbeque and raffles with great prizes will all take place on the night. The event is on Saturday April 30 at 5pm. To book tickets phone the SNRC on or drop into the office at 130 Liverpool Street Scone. CELLAR DOOR Open 7 days 10am - 4pm A taste of the Upper Hunter Valley just 10km west of Jerrys Plains RESTAURANT Breakfast: Saturday & Sunday Lunch: Daily Dinner: Friday & Saturday. Bookings essential Phone Up Country Entertainer - Thursday 21st April,
5 food & wine Whether it s a leisurely brunch, coffee on the run or a relaxed lunch with friends, our Courtyard Cafe will satisfy your every wish and mood. Check the menu on our website ART GALLERY GALLERY SHOP COURTYARD CAFE 66 Mayne Street Murrurundi NSW 2338 Phone: Open Thursday to Sunday 11.00am pm Maitland to host The Olive Tree Market Haydon Hall Paddock to Pantry Royal Hotel - Motel, Scone Hunter Belle Cheese Newcastle and the Hunter s leading art and design market, will come alive on April 23rd at Maitland Regional Art Gallery from 9am-2pm. The markets offer unique handmade work straight from the hands of artists and designers as well as a chance to meet up with friends and family for brunch while you enjoy some live music. Stalls will sell jewellery, skin care, weaving, homewares, ceramics, drawings and clothes. You can also take home excellent food including honey, organic raw chocolate, churros, sweet treats, coffee, salami and Vietnamese food. For further information visit To Merriwa Two Rivers Vineyard The Denman To Singleton Hollydene Estate Wines OPEN FOR LUNCH & DINNER 7 DAYS BREAKFAST SUNDAYS FROM 8AM For bookings please call Ogilvie Street Denman denmanhotel.com.au ACCOMMODATION Look us up! A true country experience Muswellbrook Denman Sandy Hollow Muswellbrook Visitor Information Centre 126 Bridge Street (library), Muswellbrook Ph: Denman Visitor Information Centre 7 Ogilvie Street, Denman Ph: Thursday 21st April, Up Country Entertainer - 5
6 leisure & lifestyle ANZAC Day ceremonies in the Upper Hunter... Footy Draw Aplus Contracting HV Group 21 Rugby League First Grade Round 4, Saturday 30 April & Sunday 1 May 2016 Saturday - Aberdeen Tigers v Singleton Greyhounds - McKinnon Field, 4.30pm Sunday - Muswellbrook Rams v Greta Branxton - Olympic Park, 2.00pm Sunday - Scone Thoroughbreds v Denman Devils - Scone Park, 2.00pm 2016 Newcastle & Hunter Rugby - A GRADE Round 4, Saturday 23 April Cardiff v University of Newcastle - Cardiff Oval, 3.00pm West Wallsend v Shortland - Les Wakeman Oval, 3.00pm Paterson River v Tea Gardens - Paterson Sportsground, 3.00pm BYE - Windale ANZAC Day is the solemn day of remembrance of those Australian and New Zealand Army Corps soldiers who fought and died at Gallipoli in It is also a day of remembrance for all soldiers who have fought and died for their country and is recognised with a public holiday in Australia. Upper Hunter Shire Councillors are proud to attend ANZAC Day events on Monday, 25 April 2016 across the Upper Hunter and encourage residents to attend and bring family. These events are organised by local RSL branches. ANZAC Day Ceremonies Aberdeen: 6.00am: Dawn Service Memorial, Moray Street, followed by breakfast 8.30am: Assemble for March in Bedford Street near pre-school 9.00am: March and Remembrance Service 10.00am: Official proceedings and brunch, Auditorium of Aberdeen RSL Merriwa: 5.40am: Dawn Service at Cenotaph 7.00 am: Breakfast at Merriwa RSL am: March from front of RSL Club to Cenotaph am: Remembrance Service Cenotaph Murrurundi: 6.00am: Dawn Service Memorial Gate Bowling Club 10.45am: March assemble at Adelaide Street 11.00am: March from Adelaide Street to Murrurundi Memorial Gates 11.30am: Remembrance Service at Memorial Gates Scone: 6.00am: Dawn Service War Memorial Swimming Pool 10.45am: March - assemble at Kelly Street at 10.30am 11.00am: Remembrance Service, War Memorial, Barwick House, Kelly Street Gundy: 9.00 am: March from Gundy Road to Service at Gundy RSL Hall CENTRAL NORTH RUGBY UNION 2016 DRAW ROUND 1, 23rd April ALL GRADES 1st & 2nd Grade Draw Scone v Pirates Barraba v Narrabri Moree v Gunnedah Quirindi v Walcha Tamworth v Inverell Under 18s Draw QGS v Pirates Barraba v Narrabri Tamworth v BYE Under 16s Draw QGS v Pirates Barraba v Narrabri Tamworth v Inverell Driving the Hunter! Saunders Honda Ph: Saunders Mazda Ph: MD MVRL Up Country Entertainer - Thursday 21st April,
7 leisure & lifestyle Isis Motel is the best value place to stay in Scone and offers ideal accommodation for travellers, families and workers. The Isis Motel is conveniently located on the New England Highway at the southern entrance to Scone. Come and stay for a night or stay for a week! Phone: Fax: Big celebration for big horses MUSWELLBROOK CINEMA MOVIE REVIEW EXPERIENCE HEAVY HORSES: Get up close to horse breeds that aren t as common as they used to be at next month s St Heliers Heavy Horse Field Days. Image courtesy of Colin Lavender. Muswellbrook s St Heliers Heavy Horse Field Days is celebrating 20 years next month 21st and 22nd May. The event, which celebrates some of the hardest-working horse breeds in the nation, has become a must-see on the local event calendar. The competition is open to all heavy horse breeds and runs for 2 days. Events include lead, ridden, slide and long-rein, ploughing and carriage events as well as a lot of fun with novelty events for everyone. There is plenty for the public to see with attendances last year being over 55 heavy horses and well over 2200 interested public. There are stallholders selling arts and craft, antiques, heavy horse harness and memorabilia with plenty of food outlets to keep you satisfied over the weekend. With a community bonfire Saturday night plus on-grounds camping sites (unpowered) available for the traveller, you can now make a weekend of it. For further information log onto: Bringing more than 25 years of experience of high-quality work in both digital and offset printing 90 kelly street scone wilkins street muswellbrook THE WAYFARER MOTEL New England Highway, Muswellbrook On-call late check-in until 10pm Room service available for breakfasts Undercover guest barbecue and rest area Backing onto golf course Clean, comfortable and affordable 25 air-conditioned rooms Free WIFI and pool THE BOSS Wealthy CEO Michelle Darnell (Melissa McCarthy) always gets her way, until she's busted for insider trading and sent to federal prison. After leaving jail, Darnell finds herself broke, homeless and hated. Luckily, she tracks down former assistant Claire (Kristen Bell), the only person who's willing to help. While staying with Claire and her young daughter, the ex-con devises a new business model for a brownie empire. Unfortunately, some old enemies stand in the way of her return to the top. For screening times check DENMAN MOTOR INN 8 Crinoline Street, Denman Ph: Fax: Fully cooked breakfast Peaceful and central location FREE Internet Austar BBQ facilities Pool MacCallum Inglis the Upper Hunters Leading Stock & Station Agency providing you with a wealth of local experience combined with the strength of Australia s foremost Bloodstock Auctioneers William Inglis. Specialising in the following areas: 198 Kelly Street Scone Tel Fax Thursday 21st April, Up Country Entertainer - 7
8 entertainment scene Autumn Market APRIL 23RD MAITLAND REGIONAL ART GALLERY 9AM - 2PM theolivetreemarket.com.au art design music food Scone & Upper Hunter Horse Festival 2016 Photo: Dale Aubrey Photography Friday 22nd 8.30pm LIVE ENTERTAINMENT COMMENCING AFTER THE RODEO FREE entertainment on the Main Stage NOT ONLY FABULOUS RACING ACTION CWA CAFÉ BAR FACILITIES LOCAL & INTERSTATE BOOKMAKERS SKY CHANNEL FASHIONS ON THE FIELD FUN CALCUTTA ON CUP RACE GATES OPEN - 11 AM COWAN S MERRIWA COURTESY BUS DEPARTS MERRIWA ROYAL HOTEL 12NOON; PICK UP AT RSL & SPORTS CLUB, RETURN TRIPS FROM 5.30PM then AFTER THE RACES Finish a great day out at the Royal Hotel, Merriwa! MERRIWA RACE CLUB presents SATURDAY 23 APRIL Merriwa Racecourse, Flags Road MERRIWA Phone: merriwaraceclub.com.au Patrons are not permitted to bring alcohol onto racecourse grounds Racing at Merriwa the time of your life! 8 - Up Country Entertainer - Thursday 21st April,