Maria Venuti AM or very own local supertstar entertainer is in rehabilitation following her severe stroke and will be incapacitated for some time to come.

Friends and supporters are organising a Maria Venuti AM Birthday Benefit Lunch on Sunday March 5 and The Weekly Times will be having a table.

If any of our readers and friends and supporters of Maria would like to join us please call Debbie at The Weekly Times on 9807 6666 or email

Tickets are $200 which includes 3 courses, champagne on arrival, wine and beers hosted and organised by Craig Bennett and Marie Simone.

Venue is Manta Restaurant, Woolloomooloo.