I am back again with your guide on what to look forward to this week in the Highlands.
Check out the list below.
Valentine's Day couples canvas swap
Turn up the romance
Paint with your Valentine, and swap canvases with one another every 10 minutes and continue each other's artworks. Enjoy it all on Wednesday, February 14 at Corinne Dany studios at 4/8 Davy Street, Mittagong. All of the art materials are provided, and a grazing box, cutlery and glasses are included. People are encouraged to bring their own drinks. It is $130 per couple and can be booked via tickettailor.com.
Music for a Summer Evening
Highlands Opera Lovers member and local resident Lisa Kawai will perform on the piano with Alexandra Donaldson on the clarinet, and flautist Zoe Andrews. They will deliver opera tunes. The concert will be held after the Highlands Opera Lovers' brief annual general meeting at the Berrima Village Hall, which starts at 5pm. It will take place on Thursday, February 15.
There are more than 60 stalls full of tasty foods, produce, crafts and more. Come along and see it all at the Mittagong Uniting Church grounds on Saturday, February 17 from 8am to 2pm.
Australian Haydn Ensemble: Love and Devotion
Music to everyone's ears
The Australian Haydn Ensemble will bring compositions by Haydn, Mozart and Mendelssohn to life. The quartet is made up of Skye McIntosh and Alice Evans on the violin, Karina Schmitz on the viola and cellist Daniel Yeadon. Listen on Saturday, February 17 at the Bowral Memorial Hall, at 4pm. Tickets are $72 each for general admissions, $62 for concession holders and $40 for people under 30. Buy them through australianhaydn.com.au.
The beauty of the Highlands
This exhibition captures the beauty of landscapes around the Highlands, and the area's significance from different artistic perspectives. See it at Whitewall Art Projects in Berrima from Saturday, February 17. The gallery is open every Friday to Monday from 10am to 4pm.
Bundanoon Makers Market
Lots to see
Discover fresh produce, arts, and more at this market. Head to Bundanoon Public School on Sunday, February 18 from 8.30am to 2pm. Entry is free.
Moss Vale Showground Market
A relaxing Sunday
Enjoy live music, explore stalls with foods, pastries, and more. People are welcome to bring a picnic blanket. Head to the Moss Vale Showground from 9am to 2pm, on Sunday, February 18.
Exhibition: Mary Owen, unveiling her private art practice
Honouring the late artist Mary Owen
Sisters Lucy and Jo Butler have come together to honour the legacy and artworks of their late mother Mary Owen, who was an art teacher in the Highlands. Paintings, drawings and prints will be displayed for the first time. See her legacy from Sunday, February 18 at the Bowral Art Gallery at 11am for a morning tea. The gallery is open daily from 10am to 4pm.
Dementia Australia's Memory Walk and Jog
Walk or run for a cause
People can raise funds and awareness for dementia by taking part in this event. Participants can walk or run on a four, or eight kilometre route. It will take place on Sunday, February 18 at the Southern Highlands Botanic Gardens. The garden will open at 8am, with the eight kilometre walk starting at 8.30, and the four kilometre route beginning minutes later. To register for the event, donate, or get more information, head to memorywalk.com.au/event/bowral.
Galentine's Gals: A Heartfelt Celebration of Friendship
A celebration of platonic love
This exhibition is a celebration of friendships between women and non-binary people. It will feature messages from people across the Highlands who want to celebrate and honour platonic love. See it all in the council's atrium every Monday to Friday until Friday, March 1.
Bowls for seniors
Make new friends
Seniors can get a taste of indoor bowls and make new friends. Learn more at the Mittagong Senior Citizen's and Community Centre on Albert Lane on Tuesday, February 20. It will start at 1.30pm and afternoon tea is provided.