For the Diary: October

What’s On in Yass?

Saturday, October 14

National Gardening Week Celebration

National Gardening Week Celebration at Yass Community Garden, 19 Pritchett Street, Yass, 2-4pm. It's National Gardening Week and we're going to look at using recycled containers to start seedlings. Bring along some rubbish from your kitchen (eg meat trays, egg cartons, yoghurt containers, soft drink bottles) and we'll show you how to use them to start seedlings for summer. Gold coin donation only and you get to go home with some planted seeds to grow on at home. Email (link sends e-mail) or visit us on Facebook

Gundaroo Music Festival

Gundaroo Music Festival, Gundaroo Park, 10am-10pm. The Superjesus are headlining at this year's festival. Plus: James Southwell Band, Night Train, Chasing Giants, Tori Darke, Zambezi Sound. Fireworks, local wine tasting, arts and crafts. Get your tickets to the Goulburn Toyota Gundaroo Music Festival now at All proceeds to Motor Neurone Disease Association NSW. 

Family fun at last year's Gundaroo Music Festival.

Family fun at last year's Gundaroo Music Festival.

Tuesday, October 17

Facebook for Beginners

Facebook for Beginners, Yass Valley Library, from 10.30am. Come and learn the basics of setting up your own Facebook account. Free. Bookings can be made by calling the Yass Library on 6226 1305.

Saturday-Sunday, October 21-22

Greendale anniversary

Greendale Uniting Church will be celebrating their 155th anniversary on Saturday and Sunday, October 21-22. The fete on Saturday starts at 9am with all the usual stalls and attractions: morning tea, barbecue, lunch and a free jumping castle. Worship on Sunday starts at 10am and will be followed by lunch. All welcome. For more, please contact Judy Willson on 0428 262 266.

Murrumbateman Field Days

The Murrumbateman Fields Days, 8am-5pm Saturday, 8am-4pm Sunday. Now in its 39th year, more than 500 exhibitors from all over Australia come together to display their products and services from the latest farm machinery, equipment and services to the best in local wines, produce and crafts. Visitors can enjoy the Yass Antique Farm Machinery displays, exhibits of local produce, entertainment and children’s rides as well as the special children’s farmyard. So bring the whole family to the annual Murrumbateman Field Days for a weekend full of fun.

Garage Sale Trail

Garage Sale Trail is a grassroots idea to get as many garage sales going across Australia on the one weekend to encourage reuse, celebrate creativity and see local people come together. Registration is free and open to all households, local businesses, schools and community groups at or download a registration form (printed copies available at Council's office). 

Sunday, October 29

Chemical CleanOut

Yass Valley Council Household Chemical CleanOut, Yass Transfer Station from 8am. Do you have old chemicals lying around at your house but don't know how to dispose of them properly? This is your opportunity to dispose of them correctly and for FREE at Yass Transfer Station! Visit our website to find out which chemicals can be disposed of: Free - Yass Valley Council 6226 1477.