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Spring is almost here and what joy it brings

The really good news is that winter will officially end this Friday and spring will take over a day later, on Saturday, September 1.

But the really excellent news is that the change of seasons also means the arrival of a stack of indoor and outdoor events and attractions around our wonderful region of Macarthur and outer South West Sydney.

And as your information servant, the South West Voice in Macarthur has gone looking for some of the standouts.

The result is we devote this week’s Top 5 to some wonderful local events:

Number 1. The fun on offer starts on the first day of spring when the Western Sydney Youth Orchestra performs in the Wattle Garden, The Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan this Saturday, September 1 between 3pm and 4:30pm.

This ticketed show has been designed to be an interactive, informative and fun way for young children to be introduced to orchestral music. Kids are encouraged to dance, sing, stomp, clap and enjoy a wonderful afternoon in the Garden. Visit the Garden’s website for details.

Number 2: A week later on Saturday, September 8, Cinema Under the Stars is on at the Australian Botanic Garden as well.  This is a free event. Activities from 5pm and Despicable Me 3 screening from 6.15pm.

Families will be able to enjoy dinner from one of the many stalls around the lake, including barbecues, ice-cream, popcorn and coffee. This event kicks off the annual Camden Festival.

Number 3: Feast of Group 6 finals footy – The Oaks Tigers will take on minor premiers Picton Magpies in the qualifying final. In the second match of the double-header this Sunday, September 2 at Harvey Shephard Field, Camden, the Thirlmere Roosters will be up against home side the Rams in an elimination final.

Number 4: Attention brides to be – Lakeside Golf Club Camden’s 2018 wedding open day is on Sunday, September 16 from 10am to 2pm. Contact the functions and events team for registrations and further information on 4628 4188 or email

Lakeside Golf Cub Camden is located on 50 Raby Road, Gledswood Hills and can be contacted on 4634 5834 or online by visiting

Number 5: Everything old is new again when the Kids of Macarthur Health Foundation Annual Vintage Fifties & Collectables Fair opens its doors at Campbelltown Catholic Club, also on Sunday, September 16, 9.30am-3pm. Go back in time to experience music, stalls, dance groups and entertainment from the 1950s.

Entry is only $7 for adults and $2 for children and all entrants can participate in the fashion parade for no additional charge to win a pearl necklace valued at $800, a fantastic prize for anyone who wants to turn up dressed in 1940s or 50s fashion.

Campbelltown’s Historic Vehicle Club will also be displaying their vintage automobiles at the turning circle as you enter the Campbelltown Catholic Club, so it’s a fair with plenty of vintage flair. For more information on Kids of Macarthur Health Foundation and this event please contact Denise McGrath on or call 4655 5022.



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