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Supporting Mitchell's Brain Cancer Journey!

Please help to donate & ease some of the financial pressure for Mitch and his young family, with many medical appointments ahead and Mitch having been the sole income earner for his family & no longer being able to work.

For more details head to: https://gofund.me/8b2963d2

LIVEfree Project

LIVEfree Project, a Newcastle-based non-profit organization, is reaching out to you for urgent support. We need your assistance to sustain our life-saving initiative, the Brighter Beginnings Bus Program, and to find dedicated volunteer bus drivers who can help us make a difference in the lives of disadvantaged children. Your support will enable us to continue providing this simple yet life-saving service to children who are dealing with trauma, home instability, and food scarcity. We are currently seeking volunteer bus drivers for the Brighter Beginnings Bus Program. To learn more about LIVEfree Project and how you can support our mission, please visit livefreeproject.org.au.

Free Art Sunday at Maitland Regional Art Gallery

Free art Sunday activities for kids of all ages, as a family you can join and get creative! Each activity takes around half an hour to complete. Staffed by Art tutors. All materials are generously provided by Clever Patch. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Art Sunday is made possible with the support of MRAG members. Bookings through Eventbrite.

Art Play at MAP Mima

When: First Sunday of the Month (10am – 11am)

Where: Multi – Arts Pavillion, Lake Macquarie  

A free art activity for the whole family on the first Sunday of the month. The art activity changes every month. To book a spot, visit: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/art-play-for-the-whole-family-at-map-mima-tickets-846628136547.

Prelude Women in Leadership Charity Fundraiser 2024 

When: Thursday 2nd May (5:30pm - )

Where: Peibri Place

Prelude Australia is hosting its annual Women in Leadership Fundraiser. Join them for an evening of inspiration and empowerment, as they celebrate the achievements of women in a range of fields. The event will include a drink on arrival and delicious canapes, as well as lucky door prizes. All funds raised will go towards Prelude Australia, a NFP charity leading early childhood and therapy supports for kids from birth to twelve in the Hunter region. To purchase a ticket, visit: https://www.stickytickets.com.au/ilp08/prelude_women_in_leadership_charity_fundraiser_2024.aspx.

Relay for Life Newcastle

When: Saturday 4th May (1pm- 7pm)

Where: Hunter Sports Centre  

Relay for Life is back for another year to raise funds for Cancer Council’s research, prevention, and support services. Rally some friends and make strides towards a cancer free future. Entertainment, food, activities, and prizes on site. For more information or to donate visit: https://www.relayforlife.org.au/event/newcastle-2024/home

Live Your Light- Body, Mind & Soul Expo

When: Sunday 5th May (10am-4pm)

Where: Souths Merewether

Come along for an aspiring day, do some Mother’s Day shopping, or treat yourself to some pampering or healing. The day includes motivational speakers, live readings on stage, live sound healing, meditations and more! $10 entry and kids under 12 free. Proudly supporting Jenny’s Place Domestic Violence and Homelessness Support.  For more information and to register visit this link: https://facebook.com/events/s/live-your-light-body-mind-soul/376278685191301/

Free Art at Falling Leaves at the Levee

When: Saturday 11th May

Where: Riverside Walk, The Levee, Maitland

Back by popular demand, local artist Katrina Holden is bringing her school holiday water colour activity to the Levee Shared Zone for Falling Leaves at The Levee. Taking the iconic Hunter River and The Levee’s iconic buildings as inspiration, she will provide tips and tricks on how to capture landscapes using watercolour and collage techniques. Perfect for all ages. Each session runs for 30 minutes. Bookings essential. https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/free-art-at-falling-leaves-at-the-levee-tickets-880632534617.

Hunter Memory Walk + Jog

When: Sunday 12th May (7:30am - )

Where: Speers Point Park, Speers Point

Hunter Memory Walk & Jog is happening again in the Hunter to raise much needed funds and awareness for people living with dementia. Grab some friends get active by jogging or running around Cockle Bay. You can choose to take part in their 2km Walk, an 8km Walk/Jog, or the 8km Timed run.  To register or donate, visit: https://www.memorywalk.com.au/event/hunter/home.

SRU 2024 Charity Gala Ball

When: Saturday 18th May (6pm – 11:30pm)

Where: Merewether Surfhouse

Survivors R Us are hosting one of their major fundraising events – their Charity Gala Ball. The night will raise much needed funds in a fight against domestic violence, homelessness and unemployment. A ticket will include a 3 - course meal, beverages, entertainment, silent auction, a photobooth and much more. To buy your ticket, visit: https://events.humanitix.com/sru-2024-charity-gala-ball-826b5juq

Biggest Morning Tea

When: Thursday 23rd May

Where: Multiple locations

Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea is a community event that raises funds to make a big difference to those impacted by cancer. Host’s will receive a free kit with everything needed for the event including decorations, a recipe, and Letter of Authority to Fundraise for Cancer Council. Visit Cancer Council’s website to donate or register to host your own morning tea: https://www.biggestmorningtea.com.au/


Adamstown Lions Markets

Adamstown Lions Markets are on every Sunday 7:00 am-1:00 pm at Adamstown Uniting Church, you will find a bargain there, books, clothing, crafts & much more!

To book a stall please call 0473817328

Newcastle City Farmers Markets

Newcastle City Farmers Markets are on every Sunday from 7:00 am -1:00 pm at the Newcastle Showground, a showcase of the best and freshest produce and gourmet delights from local farmers and makers.

Speers Point Park Homegrown Markets

Homegrown markets at Speers Point Park every first and third Sunday of the month with street food, live music stalls Sunday fun and community vibes!

Lakeside Markets

Lakeside Markets are on 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month at Speers Point Park see link below for more details.


Islington Markets

A new and used market, hosted by and in support of Newcastle and Hunter Region Vietnam Veterans. 6am to 1pm on the last Sunday of each month.


Submit your live gig or local event details below for it to be included in Hit106.9's Community Switch.

All You'll need to include is what is happening, when and where and anything else that will help us to advertise this for you !

Then, each week we'll select some of the events happening in Newy and feature them on-air.

Hit106.9's Community Switch will inform our locals about what's on in Newcastle!

23 April 2024

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