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24 Nov – Parkes Bowling and Sports Club Monthly Market Day from 10am – 2pm. Inside stalls $20; Outside stall/car boot $10; Not for profit stalls free of charge. Bookings at the Club 6862 1446.
25 Nov – Parkes Elvis Festival volunteer inductions at the Parkes Visitor Information Centre from 5:30-7pm. To apply visit www.parkeselvisfestival.com.au
26 Nov – Parkes Arthritis Support Group Christmas Lunch at the AOG Church Hall, Rees St Parkes at 12 noon. Message or call 0408 655186 to book in. Cost $20.
28 Nov – Family Matters free workshop at the Parkes Services Club from 9am – 4pm. Register on- line at www.nalag.org.au/familymatters or call 0428 676 528.
28 Nov – Music Concert by the Flourish Music Studio, 7pm at the Parkes Baptist Church.
29 Nov Six-course Russian degustation night at Ikon restaurant. Bookings essential call 0411 198 166 or 6862 6236.
8 Dec – The Compassionate Friends annual candle lighting will take place at Lions Park from 5:30pm. All welcome to light a candle in remembrance of your de- ceased children and grandchildren, friend or family member who will be missing from the family gathering this Christmas. Poems will be read and stories shared. Bring a drink and nibbles and share stories. For more information contact Judy Fisher 0402 599 001.
8 Dec – Carols in the Park at Cooke Park 7:30pm. Parkes Shire Band playing from 6.30pm. Wet weather venue is Parkes Leagues Club.
13 Dec – Christmas Street Parade and Carnival in Cooke Park from 6pm.
15 Dec – Christmas Party for farmers, small business owners, families and all people hurting due to the drought at Parkes Bowling & Sports Club from 4 – 8pm. Bring the whole family with children’s play area, jumping castle, futsal, bowls and a free bbq meal at 7pm. RSVP to email@example.com for catering purposes, or contact John Carr on 6862 5526, Graham Lancastar 0439 040 327 or Julie Green 0419 725 462.
25 Dec – Ikon Restaurant Christmas Lunch buffet – take the hassle out of the hectic festive period: $120 adults; $45 children, bookings essential by 16th December, contact Ty on 0411 098 166 or 6862 6236.
Ongoing – Market Days at Greenparkes Garden Centre every Saturday until Christmas from 10am to 3pm. Market stall holders are welcome to set up a temporary stand at Greenparkes Gar- den Centre. Bookings are essential, contact Jenny on 0428 634 650 during business hours.
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 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 – Georgie’s Pantry at 45 Currajong Street is open every Thursday from 10am – 3pm for pensioners and people with a health care card for groceries and fresh produce at very reasonable prices.