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ENDURANCE riders from
across the state will head to
Scottsdale this weekend for a
major marathon event.
The North East Equine
Endurance Club will host the
second Endurance 66 Mara-
thon and Mini Marathon start-
ing tomorrow and continuing
through until Sunday.
The event base will be San-
tarena Park, between Scotts-
dale and Bridport.
Included in the event will be
a 240km marathon, which
involves completing three
80km rides over the three days.
A mini 120km marathon
includes three 40km rides and
there are also single 80km and
40km rides on the program
A 20km event will be held
on Saturday from 9am and a
5km introductory ride will also
be run on from 9.30am. Start
times for the 80km and mara-
thon rides are 7am each day
and the 40km and mini mara-
thons start at 7.30am.
Committee member Donna
Venn said the success of last
year’s event inspired the org-
anisers to hold the event again
For details or to enter call
Megan a’ Campo, 0437 505 070
or Diana Carroll, 0437 803 751.
Richmond Farmers and Makers Market
Town Hall, Richmond, 9am to 3pm. Details:
Bellerive Community Farmers’ Market
Bellerive Boardwalk, 8.30am to 12.30pm.
Details: Brenda Marsh 0447 926 202.
Harvest Launceston Community Farmers
Market Cimitiere St car park, 8.30am to
12.30pm. Details: 0417 352 780 or
Big River Grower’s Market Willow Court
complex, New Norfolk, 9am to 2pm. Details:
Mowbray Community Market 330-336
Invermay Rd, Mowbray, 9am to 3pm. Details:
Richard 0418 133 308.
St Helens Market Memorial Hall, Cecilia St,
St Helens, 8am to noon. Details:
Smithton Saturday Market 135 Nelson St,
Smithton, 8.30am to 3pm.
Details: Ray Murphy 0418 144 249.
Burnie Farmers Market Showgrounds,
Burnie, 8.30am to noon. Details: 6431 5882.
Huonville Market Town Hall. Huonville,
10am to 2pm. Details: Sami 0400 505 069.
St Marys Markets Community Hall, St
Marys, 9am to 1pm. Details: 6372 2022.
Deloraine Market Showgrounds, Deloraine,
9am to 1pm. Details: Bodhi McSweeney
0409 695 321.
Bridport Market Main Rd, Bridport, 9am to
2pm. Details: Annemarie Laubsch 6356 1474.
MoMa Market MONA, 655 Main Rd
Berriedale, noon to 5pm. Details:
Tasmanian Farm Gate Bathurst St, Hobart,
9am to 1pm. Details: Madi Peattie 6234 5625
or 0401 925 439.
Sorell Market Community Hall and oval,
Sorell, until 1.30pm. Details: Rod 6243 8282
or 0417 509 558.
Penguin Market Old Primary School,
Penguin, 9am to 3.30pm. Details:
Don Village Market Memorial Hall, Don,
8am to 2.30pm. Details: 0428 921 443.
Esk Market Showgrounds, Esk, 9am to 2pm.
Details: Philip Le Fevre 0408 487 154.
Evandale Market Russel St, Evandale, 8am
to 2pm. Details: Peter Woof 6391 9191.
Hobart Showground Market
Showgrounds, Howard Rd, Glenorchy, 8am
to 2pm. Details: 6272 6812.
Kingston Rotary Friendly Market Kingston
Town shopping centre car park, Kingston,
9am to 2pm. Details: Annette 0419 543 287.
Cradle Coast Farmers’ Market Pier Wharf,
Ulverstone, 8.30am-1pm Details: Lee-Anne
0497 622 311.
Axemans Makers Market Axemans Hall of
Fame, Bells Parade, Latrobe, 9am to 3pm
Details: 6426 2099.
West Tamar Lions Market Exeter
Showgrounds, Exeter, 91m to 1.30pm.
Details: Narelle Martin 0427 084 600.
Cygnet Market Town Hall, Cygnet,10am to
2pm. Details: Julie 0488 066 873
or 6297 8179.
Brighton Market Memorial Hall, Brighton,
9am to 2pm. Details: 0427 008 353.
South Arm Community Market 9
Calverton Pl, South Arm, 9am to 1pm. Details:
Details: Pam 6248 9852.
Bream Creek Farmers Market
Showgrounds, Bream Creek, 9am to 1pm.
Details: Helen 0417 599 693.
Marathons will test
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ISLAND DELIGHT: Wood-
chopping is the main attrac-
tion in the Bruny Island
Primary Industry Group’s an-
nual carnival tomorrow. The
Easter Saturday event includes
an indoor market, live music,
shearing and spinning dis-
plays, novelty events and ma-
chinery. The day, at Alonnah
Oval, runs from 10am. Details:
Perri Bottomley 0429 121243
ALL ABOARD: The Red-
water Creek Steam and Heri-
tage Society will run its 106-
year-old steam train from
tomorrow to April 12, includ-
ing the days of the Sheffield
Mural Festival. The train runs
daily from 11am to 4pm from
Sheffield station. On April 5,
the Redwater Creek Model
Railway Club room will be
open from 10am to 4pm.
Taste of the North-West
brings together producers
from the region at Sheffield on
April 11. The event, at King Ge-
orge V Park from 11am to 4pm,
coincides with the town’s
Mural Fest to give visitors a
taste of top local produce.
FAMILY DAY: The
Chauncy Vale Wildlife Sanctu-
ary will hold a family day on
April 12. The free day includes
tours of the property , formerly
home to Tasmanian author
Nan Chauncy, and sausage siz-
zle. The day, at 350 Chauncy
Vale Rd, runs from noon to
4pm. To book a guided walk
and for details: 6268 6365.
DRIVE IN STYLE: The
Apple Isle Carriage Driving
Association is holding a free
come and try day on April 12,
offering a chance to drive a
horse cart and and talk to as-
sociation members about the
skills and equipment required.
The day runs from 10am to
2pm at Sheffield Recreation
Grounds. Details: 6491 2030.
ORGANIC AGM: The Or-
ganic Coalition of Tasmania
will hold a special annual gen-
eral meeting on April 19 at the
TOP Office, 111 High St,
Campbell Town. the meeting
starts at 11am. Details: Judy
Gregg, 6381 2004 or 6381 1168
or send email to tasorganic
EXPORT FOCUS: The Ag
Institute of Australia will hold
its autumn forum on April 23
at the Deloraine Community
Complex. The theme of the
forum is Export to Asia and the
world: Opportunities for Tas-
manian Agricultural Enter-
prises. Dr Jammie Penm from
ABARES is the keynote speak-
er and Tasmanian exporters
share their success stories. De-
tails: Doris Blaesing on 0438
546 487 or email dorisb@
TRADE EXPO: The Tas-
manian Agricultural Pro-
ductivity Group’s Precision
Agriculture Expo is a free
event with presentations, trade
expo and suppliers at Delo-
raine on April 23.
HANDLING FOCUS: A
field day on handling livestock
will be held on April 30 at
Campbell Town Showground.
The focus is on aspects of stock
handling, including the latest
equipment and techniques.
The day, from 9am, includes
guest speakers and exhibitors.
The free event includes morn-
ing tea. Details, registrations:
livestockhandling or email
phone 6427 5300.
CWA CONNECTIONS: A
Sunday church service will be
Raphaels at Fern Tree. Morn-
ing tea will be provided.
CHIPS WILL FLY: Woodchopping is a Tassie fair favourite
and tomorrow’s Bruny Island carnival is no exception.
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