There are a range of local monthly events to keep you entertained during your visit.
The following locations hold weekly bingo competitions:
Nelson Bay Bowling Club: Bingo is held every Monday at 2pm, Thursday at 7:30pm and Friday at 2pm. Phone 02 4981 1272 for more information.
Soldiers Point Bowling Club: Games are held every Monday at 7.00pm, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 10:30am and Sunday Housie at 12:30pm. Phone 02 4982 7173 for more information.
Fingal Bay Sports and Recreation Club: Bingo - Monday Night 7.00pm, Wed 9.30am Children welcome - Ph 4984 1244
Wests Nelson Bay Diggers: Held every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. Doors open 10.15am. Phone 02 49 848300 for more information.
Wests Nelson Bay Diggers: Hoi is a game based on playing cards. Held each Monday night, doors open 6pm, play starts at 7pm. Please phone 02 4984 8300.
Nelson Bay Bowling and Recreation Club: Rock "N" Roll dancing held Tuesday nights at 7pm. Phone 02 4981 1272 for more information.
Wests Nelson Bay Diggers: Nelson Bay Diggers Boot Scooters Sunday 3.00-6.00pm Monday: 1.30 – 4.00pm, Tuesday: 2.00pm – 4.30pm. Contact Mel Smith on 02 4984 1535 for more information.
Soldiers Point Bowling Club: Old Time and New Vogue Dance practice is held every Thursday at 7pm. Line Dancing Tues from 6.00pm, Wed from 1.30 - 4.30pm. Additionally, Saturday Dances are held quarterly with 'That's Rhythm'. Call 02 4982 7173 for more information.
Nelson Bay Bowling and Recreation Club: The club holds Happy Hour every Friday from 5pm until 6pm. Contact 02 4981 1272 for more information.
Sandy Foot Cafe and Bar at Shoal Bay Resort and Spa: Happy Hour is held every Friday from 5-7pm including $10 cocktails, delicious cocktail nibbles and a funky soloist. Please call 1800 181810 for more information. Hotel bar - Monday 5.00 - 6.00pm.l
Nelson Bay Golf Club: The club holds Happy Hour every Wednesday from 5pm until 6pm and Thursday from 4pm until 6pm. Contact 02 4981 1132 for more information.
Nelson Bay Bowling and Recreation Club: Ph 4981 1272 - Fridays from 5pm-9pm. Free entry. A fully supervised, fun-filled evening for kids aged from 3-12 years
Soldiers Point Bowling Club: Friday: 5.30-10.30pm. Saturday: 6.30-10.30pm. Free and available to members (only) for children aged 3 years and over (toilet trained)
The following locations hold weekly poker competitions:
Shoal Bay Country Club Hotel: Wednesday 6.30pm and Sunday 5.00pm – 6.00pm Poker. Please call 1800 181810 for more information.
Wests Nelson Bay Diggers: Poker is held every Thursday and Sunday night, with registration at 6:15pm for a 7:15pm start, Saturday registration from 1pm with a 2pm start and Sunday registration at 6.15 for a 7.15 start. You must be over 18 years old to play. Prizes include APL points, cash and vouchers. Please call 02 49 848 300 for more information.
Nelson Bay Golf Club: National Poker League is held every Thursday night with registration from 6pm and games starting at 7pm. Prizes include cash and club vouchers with a Bounty Jackpot each week until won. Contact: 02 4981 1132 for more information.
The following clubs and venues hold weekly raffles:
Shoal Bay Country Club Hotel: Wednesday from 6.00pm – Meat Trays. Thursday Fishing Club Friday 6.00pm Saturday Port Stephens Sharks Rugby Leagues Club Raffles 2.00pm.
Nelson Bay Bowling Club: Monday Mania On Sale 5pm - Drawn 6pm. Wednesday Members Free Raffles on sale 4.30pm, drawn 5.30pm plus Gropers Rugby Seafood Raffle. Thursday Gropers Joker Poker Raffle On sale 5pm.
Friday: Mega Meat Raffles on sale at 4:30pm—Drawn 5:45pm plus Marlins AFL Seafood Raffle. Sunday: Variety Raffle Drawn 5.00pm. Ph 4981 1272.
Wests Nelson Bay Diggers: Wed, Thurs, Fri and Sunday from 4.30pm Ph 02 49 848 300 for more information.
Soldiers Point Bowling Club: Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 10.30am - Ph 4982 7173
Fingal Bay Sport and Recreational Club: Wednesday 6.30pm Fishing Club Raffle - Ph 4984 1244
Nelson Bay Golf Club: Joker Poker raffle each Thursday Night. Tickets on sale from 4.30pm wn 5.30pm. Prizes include meat trays and a cash jackpot each week. Friday night raffle tickets on sale from 4.30pm draw at 6pm. Over $1500 in prizes to be won. Contact 02 4981 11332 for more information.
The Palms Golf Course: On the last Sunday of every month in 2011 The Palms Golf Course will be holding a $10000 hole in one competition. With proceeds going to Autism Action. Entry is $37pp. Contact 4982 1670 for more details.
Trivia is held every week at the below venues:
Country Club Hotel at the Shoal Bay Resort and Spa: Held every Thursday from 7.00pm until 9.00pm. Phone 1800 181810 for more information.
Wests Nelson Bay Diggers: Tuesday from 7.00pm in the main lounge. Bring a group or join another, plenty of fun. Prizes include vouchers and cash jackpot round. Please phone 0249 84 8300 for more information.
Nelson Bay Bowling and Recreation Club: Held every Tuesday from 6:30pm. Phone 02 4981 1272 for more information.
Soldiers Point Bowling Club: Wednesdays once a month ring club for dates: 02 49827173.
Nelson Bay Bowling & Recreation Club: Live entertainment every Friday nights - Phone 02 4981 1272 for more information.
Wests Nelson Bay Diggers: Live and local every Friday and Saturday nights 9.30pm to 1.00am. Last Sunday of every month 2.00pm to 4.00pm Free entry for members & visitors. Phone 02 49848300 for more information.
Wests Nelson Bay Diggers: Sunday Matinee Concerts (18+) are held on the last Sunday of the month in the Auditorium from 2pm - 4pm (no matinee in Dec). Free entry for members and visitors. Please phone 024984 8300 for more information.
Shoal Bay Country Club: Tues Pool Competition 7.30pm Happy Hour: Monday 5 – 6pm, Friday & Saturday night Live Band 9.00pm – 12 midnight. Sunday Happy Hour 6.00pm - 7.00pm
Soldiers Point Bowling Club: Free Entertainment Friday and Saturday from 7.30pm. Saturday dance held quarterly with "That's Rhythm"