TOP 5: What's on across the region this weekend

1. Cooma Stallions 'Pull on your sock's fundraiser

For the last home game of the season, the Cooma Showground will be bathed in a sea of pink this Sunday as the Cooma Stallions host their annual ‘Pull on Your Socks’ day to raise funds for the McGrath foundation. Entry is free for ladies on the day with a donation made to the McGrath foundation. A high tea will be provided for all to enjoy whilst taking in the action from stands. Proceedings start from 10.30am with the under 18 side making first use of the showground. Following this match the Cooma Fillies in their pink attire will look to close out the regular season with a win, in front of what is expected to be bumper crowd come Sunday afternoon. Spectators are encouraged to wear pink on the day to show their support for the McGrath foundation who continue to assist women and families suffering from cancer.

​2. The Cooma Music Competition

Budding musicians and performers from across the region will put their talents to the test in the Cooma Music Competition this Sunday.

Now in its ninth year the very best local talent will be showcased in a day of extravagant proportions, with the competition being presented by the Cooma School of Music on Sunday, August 17, at St Paul’s Anglican Church.

Heats start at midday, with finals starting at 7pm.

3. NAIDOC Expo and Price’s Cafe Installation 

The annual NAIDOC exhibition will open this Sunday at the Raglan Gallery and Cultural Centre. The official opening will be conducted by deputy mayor Bronnie Taylor at 10am, with a welcome to country by Alice Williams and smoking ceremony by Jandemarra Wall. Activities include an art exhibition, cultural activities and displays, a morning tea and sausage sizzle. The Prices Cafe exhibition will also be launched at the Raglan Gallery on Sunday in conjunction with the NAIDOC Exhibition. Price’s Cafe tells a unique story of reconciliation. The exhibition celebrates a South Coast social hub for Aboriginal people in the 1950s and 60s, using video interviews, photographs, music and a recreated cafe setting.

4. Bargain hunt at the markets 

Sample some local produce or pick up a bargain at the markets this weekend. Local are spoilt for choice with the Local Produce market on at the Jindabyne Visitors Centre between 9am and 1pm on Saturday and the monthly Rotary Markets on in Centennial Park in Cooma on Sunday.

5. Support the Cooma Tigers as they near the finals

A SOCCER extravaganza is set for Cooma this weekend as the Tigers Soccer Club head into their final home games of the regular season chasing minor premierships and finals positions across the grades. The action starts at Nijong Oval at 11am with the under game. The premier league game will commence from 3pm and is expected to draw a strong crowd, eager to see the Tigers claim their first piece of silverware for the season.

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