Remembrance Day: Member for Riverina and Australia’s Deputy Prime Minister Mi- chael McCormack will be the special guest of honour at this year’s Remembrance Day celebrations on Monday, 11th November commencing at 10:30am at the Cenotaph in Cooke Park. Also attending will be Parkes Mayor Ken Keith OAM and the Parkes RSL Sub Branch President Terry Knowles and returned servicemen. All Parkes schools and the Red Bend Catholic College will play an important part in the celebrations reciting the names of the town and district’s fallen heroes. The Parkes Primary School choir will perform and lead the National An- them.
Cookamidgera History: Do you know the former names for this village? Do you know when Cookamidgera had snow – in spring? Do you know that the National Film and Sound Archives (NSFA) has a video of a Cookamidgera multi-instrumentalist? Find out more on the Parkes Library’s latest history blog post https://historyparkes. org/2019/10/31/cookamidgera/
Call For Elvis Volunteers: The Parkes Elvis Festival is looking for passionate volunteers to help make next year’s festival a King-sized success. Volunteers will play a pivotal role in maintaining the electrifying energy of the festival with a range of jobs to suit all skill levels including setting up event spaces and signage, ushering guests, assisting with a multitude of events both inside and outdoors and transporting VIPs. The organisers are also interested to hear from volunteers with admin experience to assist in tasks in the lead up to the event. “We have 150 volunteer roles to fill,” said Festival Director Cathy Treasure. To apply visit www.parkeselvisfestival.com. au. Volunteer inductions are on Saturday, 9 November from 10.30-12pm and on Monday, 25 November from 5.30pm-7pm at the Parkes Visitor Information Centre. Don’t miss out!
Arts OutWest in Parkes: The regional arts development organisation Arts OutWest will take their office on the road to give people in the Central West face-to-face access to their services. Artists, arts champions and those in the local community who make art happen are welcome to book in a chat with Arts OutWest’s Executive Director Tracey Callinan at the Parkes Library meeting room on Monday, 11th November. “People might want to talk to me about their project ideas, funding questions, artist business or insurance questions, professional development needs or something else arts related.” Book a spot via https://artsoutwest.org.au/ or call Arts OutWest on 6338 4657 or email firstname.lastname@example.org