GALLERY: Time out in the Illawarra

Have you been snapped out and about in the Illawarra? Spot anyone you know? 

Our Mercury photographers were at the Kembla Grange races; Manjit's Indian Restaurant in Corrimal for the 90th birthday party of Leela Tambe; the Helping Hands charity fund-raiser for Leyte, Philippines at Wollongong Golf Club; Towradgi Beach Hotel for the Australian Surf Movie Festival; and Wayne Norman’s 40th birthday party in Oak Flats.

Pictures by Greg Totman, Andy Zakeli and Christopher Chan.

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Rashmi Murthy, Meena Balgi and Sneh Gupta at Manjit's Indian Restaurant in Corrimal.

Rashmi Murthy, Meena Balgi and Sneh Gupta at Manjit's Indian Restaurant in Corrimal.

Zach Stephenson, Rachel Proud and Billy Fleming at Kembla Grange races.

Zach Stephenson, Rachel Proud and Billy Fleming at Kembla Grange races.

Kim Adi, Ashleigh Mcleod and Susan Greenhalgh at Kembla Grange races.

Kim Adi, Ashleigh Mcleod and Susan Greenhalgh at Kembla Grange races.

James, Blake, Shllie and Hannah Stewart at Kembla Grange races.

James, Blake, Shllie and Hannah Stewart at Kembla Grange races.

Kendall and Leanne Vaughn, Sharon and Katrina Tomljenovic and Tracy Baron at Kembla Grange races.

Kendall and Leanne Vaughn, Sharon and Katrina Tomljenovic and Tracy Baron at Kembla Grange races.

Rob Attard, Jon Thurlow and Josh Lawson at Kembla Grange races.

Rob Attard, Jon Thurlow and Josh Lawson at Kembla Grange races.

Rachel Perry's hens party at Kembla Grange races.

Rachel Perry's hens party at Kembla Grange races.

Joe Redfern with his parents Annette and Gary at Kembla Grange races.

Joe Redfern with his parents Annette and Gary at Kembla Grange races.

Pip Capon and Belle Arthur at Kembla Grange races.

Pip Capon and Belle Arthur at Kembla Grange races.

Jay and Raj Pather at Manjit's Indian Restaurant in Corrimal.

Jay and Raj Pather at Manjit's Indian Restaurant in Corrimal.

Shehan and Thusi Abey at Manjit's Indian Restaurant in Corrimal.

Shehan and Thusi Abey at Manjit's Indian Restaurant in Corrimal.

Reena Wadhwa and Neeta Waje at Manjit's Indian Restaurant in Corrimal.

Reena Wadhwa and Neeta Waje at Manjit's Indian Restaurant in Corrimal.

Dr Jasu Kana and Asha Khanna at Manjit's Indian Restaurant in Corrimal.

Dr Jasu Kana and Asha Khanna at Manjit's Indian Restaurant in Corrimal.

Chander Dhawan and Kusum Mohan at Manjit's Indian Restaurant in Corrimal.

Chander Dhawan and Kusum Mohan at Manjit's Indian Restaurant in Corrimal.

Pal Singh, Leela Tambe and Rita Thakur at Manjit's Indian Restaurant in Corrimal.

Pal Singh, Leela Tambe and Rita Thakur at Manjit's Indian Restaurant in Corrimal.

Bronwyn and Ashwin Tamhane at Manjit's Indian Restaurant in Corrimal.

Bronwyn and Ashwin Tamhane at Manjit's Indian Restaurant in Corrimal.

Rajeev, Rohit and Tina Tamhane and Aaditya Thakur at Manjit's Indian Restaurant in Corrimal.

Rajeev, Rohit and Tina Tamhane and Aaditya Thakur at Manjit's Indian Restaurant in Corrimal.

Rashmi Prasad and Pramila Chaturved at Manjit's Indian Restaurant in Corrimal.

Rashmi Prasad and Pramila Chaturved at Manjit's Indian Restaurant in Corrimal.

Maryjane Ross and Vivian Dron at Wollongong Golf Club.

Maryjane Ross and Vivian Dron at Wollongong Golf Club.

Corey Maosumi, Flora Pine, Namfa Perisi and Greg Evans at Wollongong Golf Club.

Corey Maosumi, Flora Pine, Namfa Perisi and Greg Evans at Wollongong Golf Club.

Amy Glafen, Cynthia Piccirilli and Marlene Harkless at Wollongong Golf Club.

Amy Glafen, Cynthia Piccirilli and Marlene Harkless at Wollongong Golf Club.

Joanne and Roland Zita at Wollongong Golf Club.

Joanne and Roland Zita at Wollongong Golf Club.

Dave Collins, Grace De Vries and Robert Veljanoski at Wollongong Golf Club.

Dave Collins, Grace De Vries and Robert Veljanoski at Wollongong Golf Club.

Sarah Barbour, Marilyn Young, Andrew Rebley, Lilia McKinnon, Monty Tortorella, Grace De Vries and David Oliver at Wollongong Golf Club.

Sarah Barbour, Marilyn Young, Andrew Rebley, Lilia McKinnon, Monty Tortorella, Grace De Vries and David Oliver at Wollongong Golf Club.

Meray Jones, Elisa Fish, Inday Roland, Jo Weatherly and Fitz Doringer at Wollongong Golf Club.

Meray Jones, Elisa Fish, Inday Roland, Jo Weatherly and Fitz Doringer at Wollongong Golf Club.

Front: Zac Trikkis, Andrew Rebley and Dalia Ismaiel; back,  Karol Trikkis, Stephanie Dorl, Alison Swan and Tim Dohnt.

Front: Zac Trikkis, Andrew Rebley and Dalia Ismaiel; back, Karol Trikkis, Stephanie Dorl, Alison Swan and Tim Dohnt.

Maryjane Ross and Josephine Tila at Wollongong Golf Club.

Maryjane Ross and Josephine Tila at Wollongong Golf Club.

Kody Chatham and Matthew Royal at Towradgi Beach Hotel.

Kody Chatham and Matthew Royal at Towradgi Beach Hotel.

Dean and Carina Smith at Towradgi Beach Hotel.

Dean and Carina Smith at Towradgi Beach Hotel.

Bob King and Dave Gore at Towradgi Beach Hotel.

Bob King and Dave Gore at Towradgi Beach Hotel.

Renae, Wayne and Erin Harman at Towradgi Beach Hotel.

Renae, Wayne and Erin Harman at Towradgi Beach Hotel.

John Mack and Rob Emm at Towradgi Beach Hotel.

John Mack and Rob Emm at Towradgi Beach Hotel.

Duke Strickland, Izabela Rudol and Mick Edwards at Towradgi Beach Hotel.

Duke Strickland, Izabela Rudol and Mick Edwards at Towradgi Beach Hotel.

Louis and Blythe Fairweather at Towradgi Beach Hotel.

Louis and Blythe Fairweather at Towradgi Beach Hotel.

Brendan and John Aloisio at Towradgi Beach Hotel.

Brendan and John Aloisio at Towradgi Beach Hotel.

Lenix, Lucas and Finley Kriss at Towradgi Beach Hotel.

Lenix, Lucas and Finley Kriss at Towradgi Beach Hotel.

Karen Jorgensen and Lucas McGee at Oak Flats.

Karen Jorgensen and Lucas McGee at Oak Flats.

Cody, Yensina, Wayne and Isabella Norman at Oak Flats.

Cody, Yensina, Wayne and Isabella Norman at Oak Flats.

Dirk Holding, Fiona Williamson and John Holding at Oak Flats.

Dirk Holding, Fiona Williamson and John Holding at Oak Flats.

Tania and Don Fraser at Oak Flats.

Tania and Don Fraser at Oak Flats.

Daniel and Pareena Wikstrom at Oak Flats.

Daniel and Pareena Wikstrom at Oak Flats.

Andrew, Tamasin, Karen and Elijah Biggs at Oak Flats.

Andrew, Tamasin, Karen and Elijah Biggs at Oak Flats.

Chris Lloyd and Arthur Potter at Oak Flats.

Chris Lloyd and Arthur Potter at Oak Flats.

Gabrielle and Matthew Lacey at Oak Flats.

Gabrielle and Matthew Lacey at Oak Flats.

Shane and Mandy Robinson at Oak Flats.

Shane and Mandy Robinson at Oak Flats.