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Huskisson will host the Sydney Film Festival's Travelling Film Festival this spring. The Huskisson leg of the tour will be on September 3-5, with the programme yet to be announced. It will brings some fantastic celluloid delights to your doorstep. Find more details about the tour at www.sff.org.au/TFF. Tickets will go on sale on July 22.
Winter Wine Fest
Ziggy Alberts and Mallrat have been announced as headline acts for Winter Wine Festival Part 2 in June. Also on the line-up are Steph Strings, Garret Kato, Budjerah and Teenage Joans, with more acts to be announced. The event will showcase some of the best local sustainable South Coast produce, including some great wines. June 12-13, Crooked River Wines, 11 Willowvale Road, Gerringong. Tickets from oztix.com.au.
Milton: Stock up on a host of goodies from meats and cheese to coffee and soft-serve ice cream. You'll find find new, vintage and upcycled fashion, ceramics, flowers, herbs, woodwork and jewellery for sale. The list goes on. Want to keep the kids occupied? Try the jumping castle and pony rides. Wander around, coffee in hand, listening to buskers - a great way to fill in a Saturday morning. First Saturday of the month, Milton Village Showground Markets 107 Croobyar Road, Milton, 8.30am - 1.30pm
This new market is the perfect chance to stock up ahead of Mother's Day. The atmosphere will be chilled and dogs are welcome. There will be more than 25 stall holders so you're sure to find something to keep mum happy. And you just might find something for yourself. The Mill Marketplace, 719 Greenwell point road, Pyree, May 2, 10 am to 3pm
The days are drawing in and Mother's Day is just around the corner. It's a great time to check out the new exhibition at Milton's Millhouse Art Gallery, with more than 120 artworks by Shoalhaven artists on display. All are available for sale, which makes for a great chance to pick up a unique gift for somebody special or to add to your own collections. Millhouse Art Gallery, Courtyard Studios, Milton until May 30.
Do you have a few pieces lying around the home you want to refurbish? In this five-hour workshop you'll bring along a piece you want to work on and learn the basics of painting furniture including prepping, using chalk-based paints, various styles of painting and how to finish a piece. This Old House Studio, 81 Queen Street, Berry, May 22, 9am-4pm, cost $185. Details 0407 413 584.