The countdown is on until the world celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, with a weekend of astronomical proportions planned for Parkes. On Monday 21 July 1969, six hundred million people watched as Neil Armstrong took the … Keep reading this article, click here...
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17-21 Jul Stellar Constellation of Art. Astro-themed art will be popping up everywhere! From lights and projection shows, to poems and multi-media art all created by local artists and inspired by our dark skies!
19-31 Jul To the Moon and Back Exhibition: Featuring Apollo 11 inspired artworks byParkes youth, on display at Cedar Cafe.
20-21 Jul Free Open Days to mark the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing at the Dish (CSIRO Parkes Observatory). See www.csiro.au/apollo11 for more detail.
24 Jul Parkes College of Seniors Enrolment Day for this semester is on Wednesday at 10am at the Masonic Hall. Activities include: yarn mornings – crochet, knitting; clay making; morning teas; lunches; UFO day – unfinished items; board games etc.
25 Jul Craft Corner Knit and Natter Day from 10.30am. If attending would you please bring a plate of goodies to share.
27 Jul Monthly Market at Parkes Bowling and Sports Club from 10am-2pm. Inside stall holders $20; outside stall holders $10. Non-for-profit stalls free of charge. Book your stall at 6862 1446. Enquiries to Rhona 0427 468 220.
30 Jul Arthritis Support Group Morning Tea held at 10 am at the Pink Orchid Café, Bushman’s Street.
2 Aug Moogenilla Angus Bull Sale. 1pm, Central West Livestock Exchange Forbes.
30-31 Aug Heaven & Earth Legends Show at Hotel Gracelands. $85 ticket includes 2 course meal and show. Call 0400 012 111.
Ongoing The Library Book Clubs read fiction and non-fiction books. Meeting times: Parkes Library: 3pm – 4pm, last Wednesday of the month or 6pm – 7pm, last Thursday of the month. Call Parkes Library on 6861 2309 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Ongoing Parkes Evening VIEW Club meets the fourth Tuesday of the month at 6:30pm for 7pm at various venues. Contact Janet Offner on 6862 950 for all enquiries.
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!
Ongoing Parkes Community Choir every Thursday at a new venue: the new Community Centre on the corner of Rose St and Coleman Rd on the old hospital grounds from 7 – 8:30pm. All welcome!
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.
Ongoing Parkes Aviation Museum is open Thursdays and Sundays. The ever-growing collection is located at the Parkes Regional Airport.