Christmas is a time for love and laughter and for most of us it is a special time we spend with our families. Sadly, there are people who have no such luck. Whilst loneliness and social isolation is not something that comes about just at Christmas … Keep reading this article, click here...
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1-31 Dec Sparkles in the Parkes CBD. Stroll down the main street and watch the transformation as the projections and installations turn the CBD into a colourful canvas of light. On display each night till 11pm.
14 Dec Gymnastics display at PCYC at 6:30pm. Tickets $5, under 16 years free. Bring family and friends. Food available, raffle & 100 club.
15 Dec Parkes Country Music Christmas Charity Muster at the Parkes Services Club at 7:30pm.
15 Dec Opening of art exhibition – Art Forged in Miscellany at the Parkes Library at 10:30am.
15-31 Dec Art Forged in Miscellany exhibition at the Parkes Library. An exhibition that has grown from the desire to bring together a variety of experimental projects, encouraging artists and musicians to work in areas away from their usual techniques with artists Jim Cassidy, Sean James Cassidy, Kerrie Peden, Dustin Howearth, Jason (Nacho) Murchie, Matthew Cicchini , Tanjin Islam, Scott Turnbull, Alvaro Valenzuela, Miguel Valenzuela and Nathan Kopp.
15-16 Dec Parkes Waste Facility free tip weekend for general domestic waste including green waste, mixed recyclables and general household waste.
16 Dec Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols at St George’s Anglican Church at 7:30pm with former organist Richard Morgan accompanied by Rebecca Wilson, solo cornet for the NSW Fire and Rescue Band. Enjoy an evening featuring a mix of carols, old and new, with local a capella group, Tapestry. A retiring offering will be collected for the annual Christmas Bowl appeal, followed by a light supper served in the Hall.
19 Dec The Very Messy Christmas Pageant – Parkes Community Christmas Pageant on the corner of Jones and Reymond streets at 6pm. Everyone welcome – bring a rug! Kids welcome to dress as shepherds or angels.
9-13 Jan 2019 Parkes Elvis Festival
Ongoing The Parkes Branch of the Red Cross offers a plate of homemade slices and cakes, sandwiches and tea or coffee for $6 every Friday from 10am to 3pm.
Ongoing Red Cross Parents/Carers Room in Church Street open on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10am – 3pm and Fridays from 9am to 3pm.
Ongoing Parkes Aviation Museum is open Thursdays and Sundays. The evergrowing collection is located at the Parkes Regional Airport.
Ongoing Georgie’s Pantry at 45 Currajong Street is open every Thursday from 10am – 4pm for pensioners and people with a health care card for groceries and fresh produce at very reasonable prices.
Ongoing Farmers Friday at Georgie’s Hub supplying grocery staples, bread, fruit, vegetables and meat (when available) to farmers for free from 1-4pm. Enquiries
call 0439 8750 54.