Highlands Rise and Shine| November 10, 2017

That’s a wrap for today. Don’t forget to join us again tomorrow from 7.00AM.

Food for thought for anyone who plans to spend their weekend cleaning.

►Quilters, spinners, weavers, knitters, embroiderers, fabric sculptors, paper-makers, felt-makers and milliners will invite the community inside their intricate world of textile and fibre this weekend. 

The Southern Highlands Textile and Fibre Network have worked throughout the year to create pieces for their latest show, Pushing the Boundaries. 

►Jay Allen has dedicated his life to supporting stage three melanoma patients and saving others from the deadly disease. 

And his selfless work has been recognised on a national level. 

Mr Allen, known as the ‘melanoma crusader’ is a nominee for Australia’s Local Hero at the 2018 Australian of the Year Awards. 

►This weekend, the Moss Vale showground will host the annual Southern Highlands Outdoor Recreation and Adventure Show. 

From November 10 to 12, a village of caravans and campers will take up half the site, with everything from 4WDs, luxe tents, clever camp cooking gear, drink flasks, pet treats, and handy bits and bobs on offer.

There will be a host of information and equipment for hiking, fishing, kayaking, climbing, caving, tree-top walks, zip-lining, camping, four-wheel driving, mountain biking and cross-country motorcycling. 

Mittagong Scout Club is turning 100. 

To celebrate the momentous occasion, the community has been invited to a celebration dinner.

►A comedic ‘female version’ of a classic play by Neil Simon will be staged by Highlands-based thespians over the next three weekends. 

In a directing debut for Steven Clancy, the Highlands Theatre Group will perform ‘The Odd Couple’ – a “wonderful, timeless piece” that explores the delights and the complexities of female friendship. 

►The second grade teams of Bowral Blues and Bundanoon Cricket Clubs launched a fundraising initiative during their match at Centennial Oval on Saturday to supply specialised outdoor matting for impoverished schools in Sri Lanka.

TRAFFIC:  All roads are clear in the Southern Highlands today. Drive safely and enjoy the journey. 

TRAINS: Commuters on the Southern Highlands line should allow extra time to travel due to urgent power supply repairs at Picton. Buses may supplement some services.

WEATHER: A mostly sunny day with lights winds and a daytime maximum temperature of 22 can be expected in the Highlands today.

Here's a look at what the local weather is doing right now.

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