Christmas Parade And Markets With Local Focus: Friday, 13th December from 6pm is going to be an important day for the Parkes community. The focus of the annual Christmas Parade this year is to showcase what is on offer for people to do in their spare time in Parkes. While the parade will run as usual and along its regular route, the markets in the park will be different. All clubs and organisations are invited to put up a stand to attract new members or just inform the community of their activities. All the market stalls will only be for local people and anyone is invited to sell anything they have made themselves. “We want locals to benefit and keep the money in our town,” said Action Club member Peter Guppy. Entertainment for the night will also focus on local talent from singers to demonstrations of karate, gymnastics and dancing. Entry forms are available on the Parkes Council website under the What’s On events calendar. Registrations close on 29th November. Local performers can email the Action Club firstname.lastname@example.org.
Listen Up Trundle Artists: Artists from the Trundle area are invited to make a positive difference to their health service by exhibiting works in the first art exhibition at Trundle Multipurpose Health Service (MPS). The three-month long ‘Totally Trundle’ exhibition will feature artworks on the walls of the Trundle MPS from November with a public opening on 6th November at 5:30pm. Artworks may be original photographs, drawings, paintings or weaving, preferably framed behind glass. Works may be listed for sale. Artworks and entry forms must be delivered to Trundle Hospital reception on 4th and 5th November. Entry forms at http://artsoutwest.org.au/totally-trundle/ or call Christine McMillan at Arts OutWest on 0447 832 043, email@example.com
“Ikonic” Social Events: The Ikon Restau- rant in Parkes is making sure you are en- tertained socially with three major events planned until the end of next month. First up on Saturday, 26th October is a Hallow- een dress up party with a ghoulish menu (plus kids menu), live entertainment, trick or treats and lots of fun. On 5th November it is time to look smart for the Melbourne Cup seafood luncheon from 11:30, and on Friday, 29th November something totally different offering a six course Russian de- gustation night. Bookings are essential for all these events. Call 6862 6236.