THERE are plenty of activities and events to attend around town this week, ranging from the Castle Hill Show (March 16-18) to an outdoor jazz show (March 18). Also, in ‘Related Coverage’ (right), check out our interview with Stuart Greenwood, founder of Rolling Stoned — Australia’s only lookalike and soundalike Rolling Stones tribute band. The band is performing at the Ettamogah this Friday (March 16). Also, look out for our interview with Nelson Padilla, who is this week performing in his first musical with Rockdale Musical Society in what is one of his favourite productions, ‘Songs for a New World’.
Castle Hill Show
Whether watching the arena events from the grandstands or wandering the pavilions to see the many agriculture exhibits, there is something for everyone of all ages to enjoy. The Castle Hill and Hills District Agricultural Society’s 126th annual show is at Castle Hill Showground (entry via Doran Drive, off Carrington Road, Castle Hill) from March 16-18.
Experience the sights and sounds of the bush after dark this Saturday (March 17). Starting at 7pm, this free two-hour walk follows the Darling Mills Creek, North Rocks, to a lovely waterfall.
Bookings are essential: 9634 3163.
Many people know the theme song for the previous series of hit television soapie Home & Away to be the Robertson Brothers. The winners of 15 Mo and ACE Awards are performing at Castle Hill RSL this Saturday (March 17), 10pm.
Jazz at the Pines
Jazz at the Pines brings together some of Sydney’s top jazz bands to perform live on the lawns of The Pines historic property at Dural. The next band to perform is Mike Hallam’s Hot 6 on Sunday, March 18, 12.30pm-4pm.
Details: 9651 4411.
Step back in time
Tours of Roughley House ‘‘The Pines’’, 656 Old Northern Road, Dural, are run by volunteers during Jazz at the Pines.
Group bookings at other times are welcomed by prior arrangement.
Built in 1856, the home was the residence of the Roughley family whose story in Australia began in 1817 when Joseph Roughley and his son James were convicted of theft and given a seven year sentence of transportation to Australia.
The final family resident, Gordon ‘‘Clive’’ Roughley, sold the property to the Hills Council for $1 before his death in February 2002, aged 87, so that it would be maintained as a living history of colonial life in the Hills and remain accessible to the public.
Clive’s oral history is available from the Hills libraries.
Details: 8853 1911 or 9651 4411.
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