Mens Shed fired up for another year:
The Parkes Men’s Shed recently elected a new committee at its AGM. The new president is Bernie Crowe with George Pratt as vice president, Trevor Gilbert as secretary, Les Aherne as treasurer and committee members Trevor Rowney, Michael Pettit, Don McIntire, Alex Mill, Tom Kearney, Peter Guppy, John Banham, Ben Lam and Rowley Pengilly. The aims of the Men’s Shed are to promote self-worth, work ethics and health and companionship among men, while developing and sharing skills. Tools are available to members for woodwork and metal work, as well as the opportunity to have a chat over a cuppa on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. There is a guest speaker on the first Wednesday of the month, and once the swimming pool reopens members have exclusive use of the pool for one hour from 9 am on Tuesday mornings. Membership is only $15 per year.
Candle light vigil at Bushman’s Dam:
A vigil will be held in Parkes on Saturday, 10th September at 5:30pm to remember those who have been lost to suicide and to support those who have been affected by the loss of a loved one. The event is organised by the recently established Lachlan Area Suicide Prevention Network as a first function. Everybody is welcome.
Chemical clean up: Parkes Shire residents are encouraged to dispose of unwanted chemicals when Chemclear visits the region in October. Local farmers and agvet chemical users will be able to dispose of any old or unwanted chemicals for free during a state-wide operation. Collection will be free for chemicals with a readable product label, not mixed with any other product and within two years of the expiry date or deregistration. A quote will be provided upon registration for any chemicals that do not meet the free eligibility requirements. Waste holders must take an inventory and register with the program before 2nd September to be included in the October collection. To register call the hotline on 1800 008 182 or visit www.chemclear.com.au.
Best Selling Australian Author in Parkes: Parkes Shire Library invites the community to join them for lunch and a talk with bestselling Australian author Karen Viggers on 6th September at 12pm. Her talk is titled Finding Stories in Australian Landscapes. Call 6861 2309 to register.