10 Things To Do This Weekend
PBR Bull Riding
WHEN: Saturday, gates open 5pm
WHERE: Grafton Showground
DETAILS: The Rural Weekly PBR Live Series Championship returns to Grafton for the final round of the 2016 competition. Action in the ring starts at 7pm but there is also live music throughout the night until midnight, food and drink stalls and merchandise sellers. Tickets at www.ruralweekly.com.au/liveseries, from the Daily Examiner or general admission tickets at the gate.
Maclean Country Music
WHEN: Sunday from 1pm
WHERE: Maclean Bowling Club, McLachlan St, Maclean
DETAILS: Head to Maclean for another great afternoon of country music. There will be plenty of great entertainment, as well as terrific meals so take your mum along for an extra special Mother's Day out. People who want to sing and play instruments especially welcome. Inquiries: Doreen, 6645 2203; Val, 6645 2973.
Lower Clarence Relay for Life Masked Ball
WHEN: Saturday, 6.30pm
WHERE: Yamba Golf and Country Club
DETAILS: This event is the major fundraiser and the launch of the Cancer Council NSW Lower Clarence Relay For Life, which will be held on March 18-19, 2017. For more information, phone the Yamba Golf & Country Club on 6646 2104.
Lower Clarence Dance Eisteddfod
WHEN: Friday and Saturday
WHERE: Maclean Civic Centre, River St
DETAILS: The final two days of the Eisteddfod will held today and tomorrow, including dancing, ballet, jazz, tap and more. Members of the public are welcome to watch. For more information phone Karen McKenna on 6645 8322.
WHEN: Saturday from noon
WHERE: Tanamon Gallery, 1125 Firth Heinz Rd, Pillar Valley
DETAILS: Family-friendly day will see 26 Northern Rivers artists converge on the property for a unique jam session with Gold Coast indie band A French Butler Called Smith. The artists' will create an artwork based on the performance. Entry $20, food on site but BYO drink.
WHEN: Sunday, 10am-3pm
WHERE: 423 Carrs Peninsula Rd, Carrs Peninsula via Junction Hill
DETAILS: Monthly open day. Entry to museum, farm animals, olive tastings $5pp, under 12 years free. Coffee machine, drinks, etc., and home made sponge with jam and fresh cream available all day for $7 and gift shop will be open. 6642 6640.
Dragon Boat Come & Try
WHEN: Saturday, 10-11am
WHERE: Corcoran Park, Kirchner St, Grafton
DETAILS: Grafton Dragon Boat Club is holding its monthly Come and Try day for anyone 12 years and over wishing to try the sport. It's free to give it ago. The club is looking for more men to join, so bring a friend or relative with you. 0401 634 414.
WHEN: Saturday, 8am
WHERE: Meet at car park behind South Grafton tourist office (McDonald's) to car pool
DETAILS: Walk from Woolgoolga Beach via various headlands/beaches to Look At Me Now Headland and back to Emerald Beach (11 km). Optional Woolgoolga Creek Walk (3.5 km) after lunch. Cost: $5 plus petrol share. Loni 0439 273 289.
Antiques and Collectables Fair
WHEN: Friday 5-9pm, Saturday 9am-5pm, Sunday 9am-3pm
WHERE: 'The Barn', Grafton Showground
DETAILS: All items on display will be for sale. Entry $8 adults or buy a weekend pass for $10. Accompanied children 14 and under free. 0412 451 871.
Grafton to Inverell Cycle Classic
WHEN: Race starts 7.30am
WHERE: Memorial Park, Grafton
DETAILS: The 56th running of the toughest one-day cycling race in Australia. Cyclists will head from Grafton on the Gwydir Hwy to Inverell, 228km away.