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16-30 Apr – Parkes Painting Group Art Exhibition at the Coventry Room from 10am – 3pm; $2 entry at door.
17 Apr – Closing date for Anzac Biscuit Cooking Competition. All biscuits must be delivered to the Boulevard Room at the Parkes Services Club between 10am and 11:30am. For more information contact PSC on 6862 1966.
18 Apr – Parkes Country Music at the Parkes Services Club at 1pm with guess artist Toni Sharp.
22 Apr – Parkes Community Choir is back for its first meeting in a year at the Parkes Community Centre, Rose Street from 7 – 8:30pm.
23 Apr – CanAssist furniture sale at Parkes Showgrounds from 8am – 1pm. CanAssist Garage Sale and Parkes Show Society Markets at the Parkes Showgrounds from 8am – 1pm. For market bookings call 0407 861 938.
24 Apr – Flower show at St Georges Church Hall from 9am.
30 Apr – Entries close for the annual Waste 2 Art Competition and Exhibition. Entry forms available at www.visitparkes.com.au or pick up a form at Council’s Administration Office. Contact Roxanne Gallacher on 6862 9101 for more information.
YOUTH WEEK: 16-24 April Bookings must be made prior to attending by calling Roxanne on 6862 9101.
16 Apr – Banner making workshop with Deb Jones @ Peak Hill Leisure Centre from 10am- 1pm.
17 Apr – Banner making workshop with Deb Jones @ The Parkes Library Makerspace from 10am-1pm;
17 Apr – Chill out zone with Gracey Jones and DJ Jabba @ The Parkes Library from 9:30am-12pm and outdoor games, bean bags and relaxed atmos- phere to chill out with friends.
18 Apr – Banner making workshop with Deb Jones @ Trundle Branch Library from 9:30am-12:30pm.
19 Apr – Skills for Youth Workshop @ Parkes Library Makerspace from 4pm-6pm.
21 Apr – Illustration Workshop with Alan Robinson (local author/illustrator) @ Parkes Library Makerspace from 2pm-3pm; Author talk with Alan Robinson “Writing a Children’s Picture Book” from 6pm-9pm.
22 Apr – Illustration Workshop with Alan Robinson (Local author/illustrator) @ Parkes Library Makerspace from 11:30am-12:30pm.
23 Apr – Backstage @ Wicked – a behind the scenes look at the Parkes Musical and Dramatic Society’s current production, plus a Q&A with the director @ The Parkes Little Theatre from 6pm-8pm.
24 Apr – Games Day (Boardgames, Tabletop Gaming Demonstrations, chill out)@ Parkes Library Makerspace from 9:30-4pm.
SAVE THE DATE
1 May – Junior soccer competition begins in Parkes. Register now at www.play- foorball.com.au/register.
9 May – 73rd Annual General Meeting of the Parkes Services & Citizens Club in the Starlight Room at 10am
Mid May – Mid July – Breast screening van in Parkes at the Little Theatre carpark. Call 13 20 50 to make an appointment or book online at book.breastscreen.nsw.gov.au. Women aged 50 – 74 should have a mammogram every two years.
12 Jun – Parkes Picnic Races
Ongoing – Parkes Shire Library programs require bookings due to limited numbers: call 6861 2309. Weekly Storytime Wednesday 10:30am; Weekly Rhyme-time Thursday 10:30am; Book Club last Wednesday & Thursday evening of the month.