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Shimano Australia Enduro Tour - Derby

Round two of the Shimano Australia Enduro Tour and first round of the EWS Asia Pacific Continental Tour. The booming discipline of Enduro Mountain Biking will take to the trails in Derby , Tasmania. Over 300 riders, of all levels will be competing to challenge themselves, whilst others will be chasing coveted qualifying points in the Enduro World Series, the very top tier of Enduro. The weekend will have a fun, relaxed atmosphere open to all riders including juniors, womens and Masters classes.

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Shimano Enduro Tasmania (Enduro World Series Rnd 2)

The Enduro World Series, the leading race series for Enduro mountain biking, is returning to Derby in northeast Tasmania. The exciting Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails will host round 2 of the 2019 series, and will be called Shimano Enduro Tasmania. The Blue Derby trail network will be getting some new trails specifically for the event, and this is on top of the 85km of trails already on offer; the area has become a massive drawcard for bike riders from all over Australia following the success of Australia's inaugural EWS in 2017. Riders will get to experience everything from fern forests to granite slabs as they take in the stunning views on offer. Enduro Mountain Biking is an exciting format of racing, where riders compete against the clock on timed downhill runs throughout the day, traversing by bike from stage to stage. Sunday sees the EWS action over seven stages. During the race there will be a race village with local food and drink. Spectators are encouraged to line the track to cheer on the worlds best riders. Stick around for the after party in the event village.

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Singfest 2018

Singfest is a choral celebration involving hundreds of primary students from schools in Northern Tasmania. 2018 marks 10 years of Singfest concerts, and it will be held in September. Wednesday 26 September - Bridport Primary School, East Launceston Primary School, Longford Primary School, Punchbowl Primary School, Ringarooma Primary School, Riverside Primary School, Scotch Oakburn College Junior School, and West Launceston Primary School. Thursday 27 September - Exeter Primary School, Glen Dhu Primary School, Hagley Primary School, Launceston Christian School, Launceston Church Grammar School, Mowbray Heights Primary School, Our Lady of Mercy Catholic School and Summerdale Primary School.

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Skyfire Devonport NYE Celebrations!

See in the new year at Devonport's family friendly New Year's Eve event, Skyfire. This is a great family event with free entry. It will run from 6pm to midnight at Roundhouse Park.

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Stan Siejka Launceston Cycling Classic

The Stan Siejka cycling classic bike race is Tasmania's best showcase cycling event and one of the best street criterium races in Australia. Having thousands of spectators and being run by a local committee of dedicated enthusiasts, makes this a locally supported and developed event not to miss. The city streets are closed so spectators can view these events close up with the infamous "Wall" climb up Lawrence Street and Peanut roundabout as the riders circumnavigate the beautiful City Park. Turn up and watch some of Australia's best cyclists in action chasing the big prize. Most hotels and restaurants on the circuit are open, so you can sit back and enjoy a drink or a meal. Juniors from noon followed by Veterans, Masters, Elite Women and Elite Men . This Australia's most unique and best street criterium!

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Steam Age Ida Bay festival 2018

This year the Ida Bay Railway has teamed up with SteamFest Tasmania to introduce a family oriented, three day inclusive community festival, celebrating southern Tasmania’s unique railway heritage at Ida Bay. Leveraging the expertise of Steam Fest Tasmania – who have run a similar event in Sheffield, Tasmania for the past 24 years, Steam Age Ida Bay Festival 2018 will feature a rally of steam era machinery being demonstrated, stallholders exhibiting/providing services and products of the steam age era as well as family entertainment, music, arts and crafts.

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SteamFest 2019

Their 2018 SteamFest was a steaming success! Their 2019 SteamFest is going to be better again, that is because they always aim for more next time! Every year they want to build on what they've achieved already and this means more stalls offering Tasmanian foods, crafts, fresh produce, new exhibits, entertainers and children's activities. In 2017 they opened their new Miniature Railway - another attraction for the little ones and the not so young! SteamFest brings history to life over three days with one of the biggest collections of working steam machinery in Australia, steam train rides, exhibitions of pioneering skills such as blacksmithing, historic machinery such as steam powered threshers and rock crushers showing how things were done in yesteryear and vintage cars. Kids versus Steamroller Tug-o-War, plenty of kid's entertainment plus lots and lots of art, craft and food stalls. And, of course, their Krauss steam loco running every half hour, all day long! Check out the website for photos and updated information from time to time.

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Street Party Celebration

To celebrate Seniors Week 2018, Regis welcomes you to our street party! Join us at this free, family-friendly community event. Wander through the retirement village ‘street’, grab a bite from the various food vans and stalls; sit back and enjoy the live entertainment featuring local artist Joe DeSario the ‘Tassie Tenor’. Browse our cake, local produce, jewellery and art/craft & information stalls. A free jumping castle for the children! Take advantage of free, private hearing tests. View our resident art and craft exhibition and tour our new look aged care facility tours scheduled for 12pm, 1:30pm and 3:30pm—no bookings required. All funds raised will be donated to Cancer Council Tasmania. Please note bus access is available for drop off and pickup; no onsite parking, but parking is available in Blenheim Street, Norwood Avenue & Penquite Road.

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Strictly Ballroom The Musical

Love is in the Air! Enter the intoxicating world of Strictly Ballroom - The Musical with the inspiring story of a championship ballroom dancer who defies all the rules to follow his heart. When Scott’s radical dance moves raise eyebrows with the Australian Federation, he finds himself dancing with Fran, a beginner who has no moves at all. Inspiring each other, the couple find the courage to defy both convention and their families - and discover that to be a winner, your steps don’t need to be strictly ballroom. Adapted from Baz Luhrmann’s beloved and award-winning film, Strictly Ballroom has been transformed into a glorious stage musical. Combining the story’s heart, comedy and drama with white-hot dance, eye-popping sets and costumes and classic chart hits including Time After Time, Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps and Love is in the Air, this unforgettable production will make your heart soar and your feet want to dance!

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Submerge surf and yoga day retreat.

Submerge surf and yoga is a soulful, nourishing day out. You will experience the relax yet active vibe of one of Hobart's most popular beaches, Park beach, Dodges Ferry. Your full day package includes an early morning yoga session, to ready you for two hours in the surf, with local Coastrider Surf Academy surf coach Claire Boost. The afternoon consists of gentle, restorative yoga with Internationally accredited Iyengar Yoga teacher Gabe Gartrell. The day includes all surf and yoga equipment. Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea is served to you by aliCart food truck chef Richard Sansom. AliCart is known for it's freshness and nutritional food, made with love, to energise your day.

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