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Upcoming events and activities for parents and babies, toddlers and school aged children in the Wollongong and Illawarra area.

The Playhouse - drama classes for kids - unlock your child's confidence, creativity and individuality while having fun!

Term 3 - various days / times

Ages: Kindergarten - 18 years +
Cost: Refer website
Venue: Balgownie Scout Hall & Thirroul Community Centre
FREE TRIAL CLASS! Unlock your child's creativity and confidence through play! The Playhouse runs drama and storytelling classes for ages 3 and up in Thirroul and Balgownie – with a focus on inclusivity, respect and fun :)
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Book Week 2018 Costumes at Eaton Gorge Theatre Company!

Monday: 4pm – 6pm, Tues-Thurs: 10am – 6pm, Friday: 10am – 5pm & Saturday: 9am – 1pm

Ages: 5 plus
Cost: Prices start from just $30
Venue: EGTC
With many schools holding parades and dress-up days to celebrate Book Week in 2018 (17 - 24 August), The Eaton Gorge Theatre Company (EGTC) are here to help you choose the right costume for your child.
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Dapto Art & Craft Show - FREE kids' activities, food, exhibitions, raffles and more!

Saturday 25 August 9am to 4pm & Sunday 26 August 9am to 2pm

Ages: All ages
Cost: Adults $5, Concession $3, Entry for Childen U12 is FREE.
Venue: Dapto Neighbourhood Centre (within Ribbonwood Centre)
Raffles, craft stalls, food, exhibitions and FREE kids activities!
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Wollongong Comedy - loads of laughs for parents needing a night out!

Sat 25 August 18Sun 19th & Sat 25th August

Doors open 7pm. Showtime 7:30pm

Ages: 18 years +
Cost: $39, Conc $34, Group discounts available
Venue: The Builders Club Basement Bar
The Place to go for a FUN night out!
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Humans

Wed 15 Aug, 7.30pm Thu 16 Aug, 6.30pm Fri 17 Aug, 7.30pm Sat 18 Aug, 7.30pm Sun 19 Aug, 5.00pm

 to    Wed 15 August 18 to  Sun 19 August 18

Venue: IPAC - IMB Theatre
Address: 32 Burelli Street Wollongong NSW 2500
Ages: 10 years +
Cost: Premium: $79 Adult: $67 Pens/Group 8+: $62 Under 30s: $49 Family of 4: $196 (Max 2 Adults)

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Paint the GONG REaD - Early Literacy Event

10am  to 12pm    to  Thu 16 August 18

Venue: Westfield Warrawong - meet at Centre Stage
Address: Corner King and Cowper Street Warrawong NSW 2502
Ages: 0 - 5 years of age
Cost: FREE

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Wakakirri 2018

7pm  to 9pm    to  Thu 16 August 18

Venue: WSEC
Address: Corner Crown & Harbour Streets Wollongong NSW 2500
Ages: All ages
Cost: Ticket $37.62

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Junior Groovers Disco - The Fraternity Club

6pm  to 8.30pm    to  Fri 17 August 18

Venue: The Fraternity Club
Address: 11 Bourke Street Fairy Meadow NSW 2519
Ages: 6 - 12 years
Cost: $10

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Husky Half Running Festival

 to     to  Sun 19 August 18

Venue: Huskisson
Address: Hawke Street Huskisson NSW
Ages: Refer website
Cost: Refer website

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The Illawarra Flame Festival

10 am – 2 pm Poetry Slam at 2 pm – 4 pm

10am  to 2pm    to  Sun 19 August 18

Venue: Wisemans Park
Address: 190 Gipps Rd Gwynneville NSW
Ages: All ages
Cost: FREE

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NSW Police Band Performance

10.30am  to     to  Thu 23 August 18

Venue: Gerringong Town Hall
Address: Fern Street Gerringong NSW
Ages: All ages
Cost: Tickets $20 – will be available at the door. Please be early as hall seating is limited

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Distress tolerance, parental control and anxiety in children - Invitation to participate in a study

 to    Fri 3 August 18 to  Fri 24 August 18

Venue: Online
Address: Online
Ages: Mothers of 5 to 11 year old children
Cost: FREE

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Model Citizens (Circus Oz) - Shoalhaven Entertainement Centre

Fri 24 August 7.30pm, Sat 25 August 1pm & 7.30pm

 to    Fri 24 August 18 to  Sat 25 August 18

Venue: Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre
Address: 42 Bridge Rd Nowra NSW 2541
Ages: All ages
Cost: $35 - $45

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Thirroul Readers and Writers Festival

Refer website for program times.

 to    Fri 24 August 18 to  Sun 26 August 18

Venue: Thirroul Community Centre,
Address: 352/360 Lawrence Hargrave Drive Thirroul NSW 2515
Ages: All ages
Cost: Refer website for activity/program costs.

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Dapto Art & Craft Show

Saturday 25th 9am – 4pm & Sunday 26th 9am – 2pm

 to    Sat 25 August 18 to  Sun 26 August 18

Venue: Dapto Neighbourhood Centre (within Ribbonwood Centre)
Address: 93-109 Princes Highway Dapto NSW 2530
Ages: All ages
Cost: $5 Adult | $3 Concession Free | Kids Under 12 years

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Obstacool Wollongong

8am  to 3pm   Sat 25 August 18 to  Sun 26 August 18

Venue: Lang Park Wollongong
Address: Marine Drive Wollongong NSW 2500
Ages: From 4 years +
Cost: $15 for a 45 min session

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Coledale Market

4th Sunday of the Month

9am  to 3pm    to  Sun 26 August 18

Venue: Coledale Public School
Address: 699 Lawrence Hargrave Drive Coledale NSW 2515
Ages: All Ages
Cost: Gold coin entry

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Wollongong's Unity Walk in the Park for Parkinson's NSW

Refer website for run and walk start times.

 to     to  Sun 26 August 18

Venue: Stuart Park
Address: George Hanley Drive North Wollongong NSW 2500
Ages: All ages
Cost: Refer website

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Father's Day Present Making Craft Day - Woonona Bulli RSL

10.30am  to 11.30am    to  Wed 29 August 18

Venue: Woonona Bulli RSL Club
Address: 455 Princes Hwy Woonona NSW 2517
Ages: Pre-school aged children
Cost: FREE to Kids Club Members

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Puckey's Night Market

4pm  to 9pm    to  Wed 29 August 18

Venue: The UOW Innovation Campus
Address: Puckey Avenue Innovations Campus - UOW NSW 2500
Ages: All ages
Cost: FRE admission

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24th Korimul Gang Show

Fri 31 Aug 7pm, Sat 1 Sep 2pm & 7pm

 to    Fri 31 August 18 to  Sat 1 September 18

Venue: IPAC - IMB Theatre
Address: 32 Burelli Street Wollongong NSW 2500
Ages: All ages
Cost: Adult: $30 Child U13: $23 Student: $25 Conc Pen: $25 Con Sen: $25 Group 5+: $23

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Diagon Alley Markets - UOW Harry Potter Society

10am  to 3pm    to  Fri 31 August 18

Venue: UOW
Address: 1 Northfields Avenue Keiraville NSW 2500
Ages: All ages
Cost: FREE

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Family Friendly Fridays - ​Movie Night (Dapto Library)

5.30pm  to 7.30pm    to  Fri 31 August 18

Venue: Dapto Library
Address: 89/111 Princes Highway Dapto NSW 2530
Ages: All ages
Cost: FREE

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Southern Stars Spectacular

 to    Fri 31 August 18 to  Sat 1 September 18

Venue: WSEC
Address: Corner Crown & Harbour Streets Wollongong NSW 2500
Ages: All ages
Cost: Refer website

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Magic Happens

11am  to 1pm    to  Sat 1 September 18

Venue: Stockland Nowra
Address: 30-62 East Street Nowra NSW 2541
Ages: all ages
Cost: Free

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Popes Produce @ Village Practice Spring Festival

12pm  to 4pm    to  Sat 1 September 18

Venue: Village Practice Woonona
Address: 24 Park Rd Woonona East NSW 2517
Ages: All ages
Cost: FREE

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The Farm’s Market

Usually First Sunday of the Month

10am  to 3pm    to  Sun 2 September 18

Venue: Killalea State Park
Address: Killalea Drive Shell Cove NSW 2529
Ages: All ages
Cost: Free Entry

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Kids Fire Safety Day - Woonona Bulli RSL

10.30am  to 11.30am    to  Wed 12 September 18

Venue: On the bowling green adjacent to the club's entrance
Address: 455-459 Princes Hwy Woonona NSW 2517
Ages: All ages
Cost: FREE activity for Kids Club Members

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Zoo Friends

10am  to 12pm   Tue 2 October 18 to  Sat 6 October 18

Venue: Stockland N owra
Address: 32-60 East Street Nowra NSW 2541
Ages: All ages
Cost: Free

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The Wiggles Wiggle Pop! Big Show

10am & 1pm

 to     to  Sat 10 November 18

Venue: WSEC
Address: Corner Crown & Harbour Streets Wollongong NSW 2500
Ages: All ages
Cost: Refer booking link

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AMCA Australia: Antique Motorcycle Weekend

Refer website

 to    Sat 25 August 18 to  Sun 26 August 18

Venue: Bulli Showground
Address: Grevillia Park Road Bulli NSW 2516
Ages: All ages
Cost: TBC

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