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18 May Federal Election Day
18 May Ironbark Dice Run charity ride in aid of Cystic Fibrosis Community Care starting at Kelly Reserve at 9am. Cost $20 per rider, contact Martin Bell 0429 346 586.
18 May Fire and Rescue NSW Open Day at the Parkes Fire Station, 1 Court St, 10am – 2pm. See demonstrations, presentations and go on a station tour.
22 May National Simultaneous Storytime at the Parkes Shire Library at 9:30am and 11am. Book: Alpacas with Maracas by Matt Cosgrove.
25 May Cowra Council ceremony and planting of grove of trees for local men and women who served and fell during WWI. Contact 6340 2040 for more information and to RSVP by 20th May.
25-26 May Red Shield Appeal doorknock weekend. Support the drive to help local families in need, or volunteer to help with doorknock. Contact 0431 731 531.
26 May Parkes Dragon Boat Club First Anniversary Paddle at Lake Endeavour, 11am to 3pm. Everybody welcome to try out paddling and enjoy a BBQ.
26 May The National Parks Association of NSW Bush Walk at Manna Mountain. Meet at the Forbes Railway Station at 8:45am. This is an 8km walk graded as hard. Walk leader is Peter Cannon, contact number 6866 1225.
26 May Philip Shaw Long Lunch at Hart Bar from 12:30pm for 1pm for $89 – includes 4 courses matched with Philip Shaw wines. Entertainment by Em Pavey.
27 May Holy Family Parish School 2020 Kindergarten Information Night at 6pm. Everyone welcome.
29 May The Kings of Country Show, Dubbo Regional Theatre. Tickets at DRTCC.com.au
2 Jun New Harmonies – a concert by local choral and instrumental groups at the Parkes Services Club at 2pm. Tickets at the door: $10 adults; $5 secondary students.
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 the Community Centre in Cooke Park from 7 – 8:30pm. All welcome!
Ongoing Georgie’s Pantry at 45 Currajong Street is open every Thursday from 10am – 4pm for pensioners and people with a health care card for groceries and fresh produce at very reasonable prices.
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 0439 8750 54.
Ongoing Parkes Painting Group meet at Northparkes Oval at 10am every Wednesday.
Ongoing The Parkes Branch of the Red Cross offers a plate of homemade slices and cakes, sandwiches and tea or coffee for $6 every Friday 10am to 3pm.
Ongoing The Parkes Dragon Boat Club trains at Lake Endeavour every Sunday at 9:30am for 10am on the water. Contact 0418 253 045 for more information.