What's coming up in the Southern Tablelands? Mark these dates in your diary.
- Yass Soldiers Club, Meehan Street, Saturday August 3, 7pm. Tickets: $40-$60. Buy: ticketbooth.com.au
The vocal group formed in 2009 as a dance troupe and rose to fame in 2010 as winners of Australia's Got Talent. Justice Crew's X tour - featuring new party track, So Long - is playing regional towns across NSW and QLD. "The boys" like going to places they haven't been yet and smaller areas have the best energy, a band spokesperson said, adding: "A lot of fans don't have the resources to make it to the big city shows." Band member Lukas Bellesini (alongside Paul Merciadez, John Pearce, Samson Smith and producers Lenny Pearce and Solo Tohi) said the six were "so pumped to get out on the road and put on a show for all the fans".
- Grabine Lakeside Holiday Park, Wyangala Dam, Friday to Sunday, August 23 to 25. Entry fee (adults and children): $25. Registration forms available via grabinefishing.com.au, the Facebook page, or from 7am on the Friday at the camp kitchen.
The annual Grabine Freshwater Fishing Tournament returns! The 19th year of the popular competition will attract close to 1000 anglers from all over the state. Last year, competitors hooked more than 200 fish. The tournament is 100 per cent catch and release and requires photographic evidence. There will be prizes for longest Murray Cod, Golden Perch, Silver Perch, Catfish, Carp and biggest bag of Carp caught over the weekend, with both senior and junior divisions. Organisers will this year take entries at the water because of the low level of the dam. Prize presentation about 11am on the Sunday. The major raffle prize, valued at $25,000, is a brand new Quintrex 420 Renegade Side Console Boat powered by a 50hp Evinrude Etec Motor, all ready to hit the water with 12-month rego.
Take A Guided Tour Down the Old Hume Highway
- Goulburn Soldier's Club, 15 Market Street, Sunday July 28, 2pm. Free, but RSVP by Thursday July 26 to firstname.lastname@example.org (subject line: Hume Hwy)
Author Stephen Gard will share stories from his series Once Upon A Hume, on a journey down "the Great South Road, as the Hume Highway was once known ... meeting some of the intriguing folk who lived near, or preyed upon, or prospered by [it] in its earlier days," he says. "Few of these folk or features are well-known." Gard will also preview some material from Volume 3 of his Once Upon A Hume series, due for publication in October 2019. The third leg of the Old Hume journey starts in Goulburn and ends in Gunning. Gard describes Once Upon A Hume as "a traveller's companion ... anecdotal, informative, chatty, and factual, [it] peoples the Old Hume Highway landscape with vivid characters and occurrences [and] place-names, and makes an absorbing panorama of the passing show."