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13 May-4 June Ever wanted to see a car fly? Don’t miss out on Chitty Chitty Bang Bang presented by the Parkes Musical & Dramatic Society at the Little Theatre. Tickets online at www.parkesmandd.com.au or at Parkes Stationery & Of- fice Furniture.
16 May-15 Jun Never Be Late For A Parade – An exhibition of book illustrations by Shaun Tan on display at Parkes Library featuring a collection of illustrations from Shaun Tan’s best-known picture books including The Arrival, The Red Tree, The Lost Thing and the Singing Bones.
27 May-3 Sep Portraits of Language Exhibition at the Western Plains Cultural Centre in Dubbo – a photographic and oral documentation exhibition highlighting the Local Elders of Dubbo and region and their relationship to traditional language.
30 May Arthritis & Osteoporosis Support Group monthly social meeting at 10am at the Pink Orchid Café, Bushman Street. Contact Sandra on 6863 4904.
2 June Wiggles Around Australia Tour at the Parkes Leagues Club at 12:30pm. Cost $30. Hop in your big red car and head to the show to join in the fun.
3 Jun Girls’ Day Out for Trundle branch of the Royal Far West Sunshine Club with fashion parade, wine and cheese tasting and stalls at the Trundle Golf Club at 2:30pm. Contact 6892 1006.
3 Jun Official Opening of Erratic Symbiosis, Unearthing Past Voices – Sow- ing Future Visions Exhibition at 11am at the Parkes Library. Followed by music and barefoot bowling at the Railway Bowling Club at 1pm.
3-16 Jun Exhibition at Parkes Library – Erratic Symbiosis, Unearthing Past Voices. The exhibit will include a video installation by Jake Atienza, the launch of a Wiradjuri song by the Parkes Wiradjuri Language Group, Sunfield Records and eL Garahe, soil paintings and works by local artists Scott Turnbull and Scott “Sauce” Towney, and Parkes Painters, Parkes Potters and Craft Corner.
10 June Random Weaving/Free Flow Workshop presented by artist Lanny Mac- kenzie at the Parkes Library from 10am – 3pm. Very limited spaces, please book on 6861 2309.
9 Jun Official Opening of Peak Hill’s 44th annual Arts and Craft Exhibition at 6pm at the Peak Hill Leisure Centre.
10-11 Jun Peak Hill’s 44th Annual Arts and Craft Exhibition at the Leisure Centre and Southern Cross Hall on the Newell Highway from 9:30am – 4pm Sat- urday and Sunday. Diplays and demonstrations, Devonshire Teas, home- made soups, light refreshments and barbeque.
15 Jun Seed Bomb Workshop at the Parkes Library from 3:30 – 4:30pm present- ed by Michael Chambers. Learn how to make seed bombs and take some home for your garden. Bookings required, call 6861 2309.
17 Jun All Things Handbags at the St George’s Church Hall. $6 entry to display plus morning and afternoon tea and entertainment. If you wish to place your handbag on display, bring it to the hall between 9 and 10am on 17th June. Contact Norma on 6862 2880 or 0409 622 888 for more information.
24 Jun Western Plains Cultural Centre in Dubbo Handmade Art Markets from 10am.
Ongoing The Parkes Branch of the Red Cross opens every Friday from 10am to 4pm for the public to enjoy morning or afternoon tea or lunch for $5.
Ongoing Parkes Torch Bearers for Legacy meets every third Monday of the month at 10:30am at the Parkes Services Club. Everyone welcome. Contact Magaret Cherry on 6862 4789 for more information.
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. Come along and play community music.
Ongoing The Adult Survivors of Child Abuse – Cowra Support Group meets on the first Friday of each month at 12:30. Open to all survivors of any community. If interested contact Pascale on 6342 1612. All details on our website: http://recover.itmatters.com.au