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23 Mar Carole’s Creations Fashion Parade and High Tea at St George’s Anglican Church at 2pm. Cost $10 (at door) with entertainment by the Southern Cross Vocal Band from Sydney. Clothes and other items for sale at event.
23-24 Mar Parkes and District Relay has been cancelled!
24 Mar Bush walking with National Parks Association of NSW at Weddin Mountains National Park, Black Gin Gully for a 6km walk – graded medium. Meet at Forbes Railway Station at 8:45am. Walk leader Peter Cannon 6866 1225.
24 Mar Ride for Polio in Parkes at Cooke Park from 9:30am, then Lions Park 10:30am; Spicer Park 11:30am; Lunch at Bushman’s Dam at 12:30; Woodward Park at 1:30, Keast Park at 2:30pm and Cheney Park at 3:30pm. Bring your bike and do a circuit. Contact Jenny Jewell at Greenparkes Nursery for more information.
25 Mar Spirituality in the Pub organised by Holy Family Parish at the Commercial Hotel from 6:30 – 7:45pm. Share a drink and/or dinner and hear their experiences of Daniel Greef and Lorraine Goodrick who will speak on their experiences of “Reaching Out Beyond the Borders” in Zambia, Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya and more. For more information contact Frances on 0412 103 597.
25 Mar Come and try day at Scots All Saints College Middle School from 9am – 3pm for students entering years 5, 6, 7 and 8. Register by calling 633 7310 by 18th March.
26 Mar Arthritis Support Group social meeting at Pink Orchid Café at 10am. All Welcome.
27 Mar Suicide Prevention Full Day Workshop at the Parkes Services Club from 9am – 4pm presented by Wesley LifeForce. To register or for more information, visit the eventbrite web page.
28 Mar Closing date for entries in the Sims Metal Waste to Art & design community art exhibition and competition. Artworks can be made from any waste material. Artworks need to be delivered to Parkes Library. Entry forms available at any Parkes Shire Library, email@example.com
28 Mar – 9 May Grief and Loss Program conducted by Parkes Palliative Care Team and volunteers at Southern Cross Village from 10:30am-12 noon for anyone who has lost loved ones. Practical and emotional support will be offered. Contact Kittie 68622038 or 0429964445 for further information.
29-30 Mar JPY & Allstar Band at Bathurst Panthers and Dubbo Regional Theatre respectively. Bookings online.
31 Mar Stephen Cheney at Parkes Services Club in the Downstairs Lounge form 4pm.
4 Apr Breast Cancer Network of Australia Forum at Dubbo Regional Theatre and Convention Centre from 10am – 3pm. Morning tea and lunch provided. Free bus to event picking up in Forbes, Parkes, Alectown and Peak Hill. For pick up times contact Dianne Green 0428535843 and she will also register you for the day.
4-26 Apr Sims Metal Waste to Art & design community art exhibition at the Parkes Library.
5, 7, 12, 13, 14, 24, 26 & 28 Apr Anne of Green Gables The Musical presented by Parkes Music & Dramatic Society at The Little Theatre. Tickets at parkesmandd.com.au or Parkes Stationery & Office Furniture.
10 Apr Bush walking with National Parks Association of NSW at Coradgery Nature Reserve. Meet at Bushman’s Dam, Parkes at 9am. The 8km walk is graded medium. Walk leader Martin Bell contact him on 0429 346 586.
11 Apr Craft Corner Monthly Meeting at 257 Clarinda Street at 10am.
27 Apr Launch of local author Margaret Dwyer’s second book of fiction and sequel to A Chain of Dreams at the Coachman Motor in at 2pm with afternoon tea, entertainment and cutting of Margaret’s 90th birthday cake. Everyone welcome!
27 Apr Bush walking with National Parks Association of NSW at Black Ridge. Meet at Bushman’s Dam, Parkes at 9am. This 8km walk is graded medium. Walk leader Peter Cannon contacted him on 6866 1225.
Ongoing Parkes Evening VIEW Club meets the fourth Tuesday of the month at 6:30pm for 7pm at various venues. Please contact our secretary, Janet Offner on 6862950 for all enquiries.
Ongoing The Library Book Clubs read fiction and non-fiction books. Meeting times: Peak Hill Library 6pm – 7pm, first Wednesday of the month; Parkes Library: 3pm – 4pm, last Wednesday of the month or 6pm – 7pm, last Thursday of the month. Call Parkes Library on 6861 2309 or Peak Hill Library on 68 69 1078 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Ongoing Friends of the Parkes Hospital, a not-for-profit group raising funds to benefit the Lachlan Health Service Parkes Hospital, meet on the fourth Thursday of the month upstairs at the Parkes Hospital at 7 pm. All welcome!
Parkes Evening VIEW Club meets every fourth Tuesday of the month at 5:30pm for 7pm. The April meeting is at the Broadway Hotel.