Carols in the Park has been a well-established tradition in the Parkes community for a long time, and this year it is getting a makeover! The popular event will still have all the hallmarks of Carols in the Park as you know and love it, but it was … Keep reading this article, click here...
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1-31 Dec December Sparkles in the Parkes CBD. Stroll down the main street and watch the transformation as the projections and installations turn the CBD into a colourful canvas of light. On display each night till 11pm.
7 Dec Celebration of 24-hour access at the Trundle Library at 10:30am. The community is invited to join library staff and Councillors for morning tea and demonstrations on the new self-service.
9 Dec Annual Candle Lighting of the Parkes Chapter of the Compassionate Friends at Lions Park from 5:30pm. Bring a photo of your deceased loved ones to add to the Christmas photo board. Candles provided or bring your own. Bring nibbles and a drink and stay on after to share stories of loved ones that will not be with you this Christmas. In case of inclement weather the venue will be the Middleton School Hall in Medlyn Street. Call Judy Fisher 0402 599 001 for more
9 Dec Carols in Cooke Park – preshow from 4:30pm featuring local acts performing their favourite Christmas carols and songs. Main program from 6:30pm. Bring the whole family.
14 Dec Gymnastics display at PCYC at 6:30pm. Tickets $5, under 16 years free. Bring family and friends. Food available, raffle & 100 club.
15 Dec Opening of art exhibition – Art Forged in Miscellany at the Parkes Library at 10:30am.
15-31 Dec Art Forged in Miscellany exhibition at the Parkes Library
19 Dec The very messy Christmas Pageant – Parkes Community Christmas Pageant on the corner of Jones and Reymond streets at 6pm. Everyone welcome – bring a rug! Kids welcome to dress as shepherds or angels.
9-13 Jan 2019 Parkes Elvis Festival
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.
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 The Parkes Dragon Boat Club trains at Lake Endeavour every Thursday at 5:45 for 6pm on the water, and Sunday at 8:30am for 9am on the water. Contact 0418 253 045 for more information. For car pooling meet at Lions Park at 5:15pm on Thursdays and 8am on Sundays.
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 8750 54.
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 from 10am to 3pm.
Ongoing Red Cross Parents/Carers Room in Church Street open on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10am – 3pm and Fridays from 9am to 3pm.
Ongoing St George’s Soul Café is open the first two Saturdays of the month from 2 – 5pm in the church hall. Enjoy home-made food at very reasonable prices and good conversation.