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1 Dec – 31 Jan Summer Reading Club for all ages from birth to 17 years. Visit any library in the Parkes Shire to join for free and receive a Game On kit.
5-21 Dec Art of Ageing Exhibition at the Parkes Library. The NSW Department of Family and Community Services have been documenting the lives of older people. The photos and stories captured make up the exhibition.
8 Dec Friday Xmas Ham Raffle at the Parkes Services Club – 10 hams to be won. Tickets on sale from 6pm.
8 & 9 Dec Young’s Annual Christmas Boutique Market has everything Christmas related from 6 – 9pm on Friday and 9am – 2:30pm Saturday at the Milard Centre in Young.
10 Dec Carols in Cooke Park from 6:30 – 9:30pm. Come together to celebrate the spirit of Christmas and sing carols under the stars at Cooke Park, presented by the Parkes Ministers Association.
10 Dec Christmas Carols in the Hall, Bogan Gate at 7:30pm.
10 Dec The Compassionate Friends Annual Candle Lighting at Lions Park, Orange Road at 5.30pm. A special invitation to all parents, grandparents, brothers and sisters and friends who have a loved one missing from their Christmas celebrations. It is a time to come together with others that have lost also. Call Judy for more information on 0402 599 001.
12 Dec Join the Library team for morning tea to celebrate our older people community at 10am.
15 Dec Friday Xmas Ham Raffle at the Parkes Services Club – 10 hams to be won. Tickets on sale from 6pm.
16 Dec Christmas UpMarkets from 5pm, and outdoor movie, The Santa Clause 2, from sundown. Bring the family for fun and entertainment, face painting, photos with Santa, food and drinks.
Up to 31 Dec Shop Parkes this Christmas + Win. Shop at any participating store for your chance to win $5,000 travel package to a destination of your choice. The prize draw is on 5th January 2018.
10-14 Jan Parkes Elvis Festival. Visit parkeselvisfestival.com.au for more information.
Claim the date 15 April 2018 Parkes Garden Club for their Open Gardens. The date was changed as Saturday 14th April clashed with the Parkes Areo Club’s 70th anniversary.
Claim the date 28 April 2018 Flower Show & Market Day at St Georges from 10am – 4pm. Contact 0409 622 888 for more information.
Ongoing The Parkes Branch of the Red Cross offers a plate of homemade slices and cakes, sandwiches and tea or coffee for $5 every Friday from 10am to 3pm.
Ongoing Gaming Hour at the Parkes PCYC every Monday from 4:30 – 5:30pm for ages 5 – 12; and every Friday 4 – 5pm for ages 13 and up. Kids welcome to bring their own consoles or games.
Ongoing The Parkes Lego Club meets every Monday at Parkes PCYC from 4 – 5pm for children aged 5 – 18. Participation is free. Contact Alana George on 0428 727 265.
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 Probus Club of Parkes meets every second Friday of the month at Parkes Leagues Club at 10am for a cuppa and chat, then the meeting at 10.30am. New members welcome.