The first ever Autism Friendly Relaxed Performance of the Parkes M & D Society for Shrek Jr last weekend was a resounding success! It couldn’t have gone better according to the director, and was a wonderful and enlightening experience for everyone. Pictured are some of the patrons with cast members.
Air Bag Safety Threat: More than 223,000 faulty airbags, with a potential to seriously injure or kill vehicle occupants, need to be promptly replaced in NSW. Thousands of vehicles are still affected by the Takata airbag recall. Given the dangerous nature of the defective airbags, car manufacturers are worried by the reluctance of vehicle owners to arrange for the free work to be done. Vehicle owners can check the recall status of their vehicles at www.ismyairbagsafe. com.au or by texting TAKATA to 0487 AIRBAG (247 224).
Mobile Black Spots: Riverina MP and Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack is encouraging people to identify mobile black spot areas and to engage with their local council, state MPs and his office. Rounds five and six of the Mobile Black Spot Program will focus on improving coverage at important community centres, such as medical facilities, schools and economic hubs. Submit applications by 26th July. For more information, visit: www. communications.gov.au/mbsp.
Men’s Health Week: Men are in general very reluctant to do anything about their health. If we get regular checks, any nasties can be dealt with before they get out of hand. If we have at least an annual check-up, it would benefit us in the long run and, maybe, with a longer life. Men’s Health week is in place to remind us to have that check-up. It also gives us the opportunity to discuss men’s issues and discover that there is no need to be scared or afraid. This year the Parkes Prostate Cancer Awareness and Support Group is having a Sausage Sizzle at the Star Hotel on Monday, 24th June at 6pm to celebrate Men’s Health Week. Bring along your wife, partner or friend and share the evening. By Michael C. Lynch
Arts Program: Arts OutWest is encouraging local groups to apply for the 2020 round of Country Arts Support Program funding. Applications for 2020 funding close Monday, 29th July. Country Arts Support Program grants of up to $3,000 are available. Projects could include workshops, arts activities as part of community festivals or events, artist-in-residence programs, public art and design projects, performances, community seminars and forums, exhibitions or other local arts initiatives. Funding groups must discuss their project with Arts OutWest before submitting an online application. Contact Arts OutWest on 02 6338 4657 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The sixth full moon of the year was spectacular on Monday. It is called the Strawberry Moon, because in North America, the Algonquin tribes of Native Americans regarded the full moon as their sign to harvest wild strawberries. In the Southern Hemisphere, it can go by Oak Moon, Cold Moon or Long Night Moon.