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22 Feb Seniors Festival Belly Dancing at Neighbourhood Central at 10am and 12 noon – free activity, need to register at Neighbourhood Central.
22 Feb Seniors Festival Posy Making at Neighbourhood Central at 2 pm – free activity, need to register at Neighbourhood Central.
22 Feb Netball registrations for winter competition closes. Sign up at www.mynetball.com.auto. Season starts on 5th March and goes for 14 weeks.
26 Feb Parkes Arthritis Support Group will meet at 10am at the Assemblies of God Church Hall, Rees Street. Topic: Making a Difference in Living With Arthritis/chronic pain with Pauline and Pam from Neighbourhood Central. All welcome.
28 Feb Dementia and Wellbeing Information Forum at the Parkes Services Club from 9:30am – 3pm with presenters Jenny Roberts from Dementia Australia and Glen Sorensen from Age Communications Pty Ltd. RSVP by 22nd February to Gabrielle on 1800 580 580. Morning tea and light lunch will be provided.
2 Mar Steve Magill Earthmoving Parkes Rodeo Stampede at the Parkes Showgrounds from 6 – 9:30pm.
3 Mar Free concert by 100% hOPE Choir from Uganda at the Parkes Christian School at 6pm. A free-will donation will be taken.
10 Mar Red Bend Catholic College Open Day with guided tours from 10am – 1pm, meet the principal and staff, light lunch provided. For more information contact 6852 2000.
16 & 17 Mar Exhibition to introduce the huge variety of arts and crafts in the Parkes community at
the Parkes Bowling and Sports Club. Contact Rona on 0427 468 220 for more information.
23 & 24 Mar Parkes and District Relay For Life at Pioneer Oval. Registration $15 per person on the Parkes and District Relay for Life website. All money raised support Cancer Council.
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. Contact Pascale on 6342 1612. Members come from Canberra, Temora, Forbes, Eugowra, Parkes. Details at http://recover.itmatters.com.au
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 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 The Library Book Clubs read fiction and non-fiction books creating lively discussions. Meeting times: Peak Hill Library 6pm – 7pm, first Wednesday of the month; Parkes Library: 3pm – 4pm, last Wednesday of the month or 6pm – 7pm, last Thursday of the month. To join call Parkes Library on 6861 2309 or Peak Hill Library on 68 69 1078 or email email@example.com
Ongoing Coles Quiet Hour every Tuesday from 10:30 – 11:30am for a sensory friendly shopping experience that’s easy on the eyes and ears.
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 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.
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 Parkes Aviation Museum is open Thursdays and Sundays. The ever-growing collection is located at the Parkes Regional Airport.
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!