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22 Sep St George’s Anglican Church Spring Market Day from 9am with BBQ, plants, cakes, produce, preserves, white elephant stall, gifts, pony rides, lassoing and much more. Fun for everyone.
22 Sep Flanno 4 a Farmer Drought Relief Fundraiser at Cambridge Hotel from 1pm with 35% Band, Peter Riley, Twiggy, Izzy N Gerry, DJ Fatboii, Gerholom Jonson, Amitie. Also auction, lucky door prizes, kids activities.
22 Sep Parkes Fun Palace at the Library from 9am to 3pm. The family friendly day will feature experiments, games and art. No bookings required.
23 Sep Lachlan Valley Community Radio Open Day at Parkes Road in Forbes at 11am. Have a look at the studios, say hello to the announcers and put a face
to the voice with a sausage sizzle, finger food, cakes, slices, tea and coffee. RSVP Thursday, 20th September on 0428 662 549 or 0498 132 758, or email:
24 Sep Smoke Rust & Noise Day at the Henry Parkes Museum for the starting of many historical machines and vehicles, and over 100 National Veterans Vehicle Rally antique vehicles. Doors open at 9am. Tea, coffee and drinks available for $2 each, along with a BBQ lunch for $7. Admission: $5 adults; $2 child; $15 family Contact 0428 866 676 for information.
25 Sep Australia Reading Hour at the Parkes Library at 10:30am. Pre-schoolers, parents and carers are invited to participate.
25 Sep The Arthritis Support Group meets for social support at Pink Orchid Cafe, Bushman Street at 10am. All Welcome.
26 Sep Storytime at the Parkes Library from 10.30 – 11.30am. A fun way to boost pre-school children’s reading-readiness skills. Make friends, enjoy stories, learn rhymes. Children 3-5 years and parents/carers (younger children welcome).
26 Sep Bandana Day Parkes High School – Captains Colour for Cancer in the school hall at 6pm. Also jumping castle, games, prizes, food, drinks, face painting and live music. To donate find the link on the PHS Facebook page.
27 Sep Parkes Rugby Club AGM starting 6:30pm at the Coachman Hotel function room. All members welcome.
27 Sep Rhyme Time Songs at the Parkes Library from 10.30 – 11:15am with rhymes, music and movement! Fun ways for your children to become reading-ready. Children 0-3 years and parents/carers (older children welcome).
28 Sep National Police Remembrance Day at St George’s Anglican Church in Parkes at 10am. Community welcome to attend.
28 Sep Morning Tea to raise funds for local farmers at Ron Dunford Chemist, 280 Clarinda Street from 10 to 11:30am.
29-30 Sep Private Open Garden – Avarest at 12-18 Reymond Street, Parkes to raise money for “Give a Farming Family a Break Away from the Drought!”. Saturday from 10am – 5pm with an auction at 3:30pm; Sunday from 2 – 5pm. There day be plant and nick-nack stalls and competitions. Donations for the stalls and auction should be dropped off no later than 12 noon on the Saturday. Cost: $20 adults, $5 children 10 years and up.
14 Oct Parkes Mini Field Of Women – free morning tea and over 100 pink lady silhouettes in Lions Park from 9:30am to 12 midday as a symbol of community support for those diagnosed with breast cancer in our rural community.
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 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 875 054.
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.