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3-28 Jul Australian Gothic Local Exhibition by artist Alice Stokes at the Parkes Library. Mon/Wed/Fri 9am-5pm, Tue/Thu 10am-7pm, Sat 9am-1pm.https://aliceintarotland.com
20 Jul Kasey Chambers Campfire Tour at the Parkes Services Club at 7pm. Join Australia’s Country superstar for a musical journey through the stories of places, people, cultures and sounds that have inspired her.
26 Jul Author visit by Kim Kelly with her latest book Lady Bird & The Fox set in 1868 and the gold rush at 6pm at the Parkes Library. RSVP by 24 July on 6861 2309 or email@example.com
26 Jul Knit ’n Natter at Craft Corner from 10am. All welcome, especially new faces to this annual event called Wrap with Love. More details contact President Rosemary Mitchell on 0459 686 225 or call into Craft Corner at 257 Clarinda Street.
28 Jul Author visit by Kim Hodges with her sequel Girl over the Edge following on Girl on the Edge at 10am at the Parkes Library. RSVP by 26 July on 6861 2309 or firstname.lastname@example.org
28 Jul National Parks Quarterly Walks – Harvey Fire trail, Goobang National Park. Meet 9am at the Lions Park, Parkes. medium 6km, contact Peter Cannon on 6866 1225.
29 Jul National Tree Day – Australia’s largest tree-planting and nature care event from 10:00am – 12:00pm at Akuna road – travelling from Parkes on the Eugowra Road, pass through Goobang (Billabong) Creek and approximately .8km after crossing turn right into Akuna Road.) Please wear a hat or beanie and bring water. Gloves, tools and equipment provided, as well as a barbeque. RSVP to Marg Applebee on 6862 4914.
31 Jul Council Meeting at Parkes Shire Council chamber from 2pm.
31 Jul The Arthritis Support Group meets at 10am at Pink Orchid Cafe. All Welcome.
3 Aug Author Jenny Bull will share her story of surviving fires, floods, Cyclone Ted and the 1970s beef crash in her book Back of Beyond at 6pm at the Parkes Library. RSVP 6861 2309 or email@example.com
17-18 Aug Parkes Public School 150 Year Celebration with a High Tea, school tours, historic displays, a fair and a gala celebration dinner.
Ongoing Parkes Evening VIEW Club meets every fourth Tuesday of the month at 5:30pm for 7pm. The April meeting is at the Broadway Hotel.
Ongoing Parkes Shire Concert Band rehearses every Tuesday 7pm – 9pm during school term in the music room above the pool complex in Dalton Street. Contact music director Duncan Clement on 0405 035 164.
Ongoing Parkes Aviation Museum is open Thursdays and Sundays. The ever-growing collection is located at the Parkes Regional Airport.
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 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 Parkes Toy Library, a not-for-profit service operated by St. George’s Anglican Church, is open every Monday from 3:30 – 6:30pm during school terms for children ages 0 to 8 years old. Located in the Lower Hall with entry via Souden Lane carpark.