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News See fine quilts and collectables at fair and exhibition this weekend IT’S THE weekend when hundreds of people fill Camden to look at old wares and new quilts — and it’s on again. The annual Camden Antiques and Collectables Fair and the Camden Country Quilters Guild quilt exhibition (previous events pictured) are on this Saturday and Sunday The 28th annual antiques fair, at the Camden Civic Centre, will feature furniture, jewellery, fine china, porcelain, vintage fashion and linen from reputable dealers. There will also be a preview on Friday, August 1, 6pm-8pm. Entry is $15. The fair will be open from 10am-5pm on Saturday and 10am-4pm on Sunday. Entry on the weekend is from $8. There will also be verbal valuations and a cafe. There will be more than 70 quilts on display at the 25th annual quilt exhibition at the AH & I Hall, Argyle Street, Camden. The exhibition will open 9.30am-4pm both days and will include merchants’ tables with patchwork fabrics, specials, a members’ sales table with crafted patchwork items and raffle quilts. Home-baked treats will also be available, as well as sand- wiches, soups, tea and coffee. Rural fire crews put out fire in grassland By Iliana Stillitano MACARTHUR firefighters have warned the combination of long grass and the dry weather could spell a disaster for the area. ‘‘Even in winter our grassland areas will burn and with the strong winds that we have been experien- cing these grass fires can be very intense,’’ said Andrew Macdonald, the NSW Rural Fire Service Macar- thur Zone group captain. ‘‘This puts up enormous amounts of smoke and can spread quickly, making it very hard and dangerous for firefighters to control. Be fire safe: A small, legal fire on a property on the Northern Road at Cobbitty broke bounds last week, burning through a hectare of grassland and prompting calls for people to take extra care when conducting legitimate burns. ‘‘This will remain the situation until the region receives signific- ant rain.’’ Mr Macdonald’s warning came after a legal fire on a Cobbitty property last week escaped and burnt a hectare of land and some fencing. ‘‘The land owner had permission to light a fire for legitimate pri- mary production purposes,’’ he said. ‘‘Luckily RFS crews from Narel- lan, Bringelly and Catherine Field were on scene quickly and extin- guished the fire before it spread onto neighbouring properties. ‘‘One of the easiest ways for res- idents to reduce the chance of a fast moving grassfire damaging their property is to remove the fuel from around their property. ‘‘This includes mowing grass and removing any flammable items. ‘‘A fire in dry, knee-high grass can see flames reach a height of up to two metres and the fire can spread hundreds of metres before fire- fighters can get on scene. ‘‘Anyone operating equipment outside should take care, as many fires have been started by lawn edgers, mowers, welders and other cutting tools. ‘‘Primary producers need to be careful when conducting legitim- ate burns, as do residents — par- ticularly those on acreage. ‘‘All open-air burning of rubbish is banned by Camden Council and the NSW Environment Protection Authority.’’ CAMPBELLTOWN GOLF CLUB Another Elvis sigh ting at Minto Market Place H H W ATCH TH IS SPACE! you’ll love it! FAMILY fun day SUNDAY 3 AUGUST, 11AM - 3PM WITH GUESTS PEPPA & GEORGE PIG! JUMPING CASTLE, FACE PAINTING, CLOWNS & MORE! BRING THE FAMILY & YOUR PICNIC BLANKET & JOIN US FOR A BBQ LUNCH WITH OUR SPECIAL GUESTS BRING THE FAMILY & YOUR PICNIC BLANKET & JOIN US FOR A BBQ LUNCH WITH PEPPA & GEORGE! OVER 40 SPECIALTY STORES! MINTO MARKETPLACE 10 BROOKFIELD RD MINTO, OFF PEMBROKE RD 6 - Camden-Narellan CDA 0006 Advertiser, Wednesday, July 30, 2014 1 Golf Course Drive, Glen Alpine | 4622 2900 | Call 13 24 25 . . . That's Fairfax Community Classifieds