2021 World Day of Prayer: The annual World Day of Prayer will be hosted by the Parkes Community Church at the Parkes Christian School hall (Back Trundle Road) today (Friday, 5th March) at 7:30pm. The World Day of Prayer is a global ecumenical movement which brings Christians of many traditions together to observe a common day of prayer. This year the focus country is Vanuatu. The aim of the service is to learn about Vanuatu and its needs, and to pray for their people. Singing by Parkes community members from the Pacific Island Nations. There will be light refreshments after the service. For more information, contact John Henry – 0419635814.
Footy Tipping Competition: The Phoenix’s annual footy tipping competition starts 11th March. There are only 12 spots available at $80 for the whole season, which is 33 weeks long. It is a great opportunity to get your business name seen and have some fun! First prize is a 43-inch television generously supplied by Parkes Betta Electrical. To get involved call or email Zoe on 0498 202 email@example.com before Wednesday,10th March. The first game of the season is Thursday, 11th March.
Visitor Restrictions Ease: There are no longer restrictions on visitors to aged care residents, including those in Multipurpose Service (MPS) across the Western NSW Local Health District (WNSWLHD). All visitors are still subject to COVID-19 screening and temperature testing. No restrictions on the number of visitors a resident can have each day or at one time. Visitors are not required to wear a mask. Subject to conditions, residents may leave to attend events. Local visiting rules may apply. If you have even the mildest symptoms, or if you’ve recently been to a location where COVID-19 has been a concern, please leave your visit to another time. For the latest information on COVID-19 and where you can have a test, go to www.health.nsw.gov.au
Choose to Challenge Exhibition: Members of the Forbes Arts Society are celebrating International Women’s Day (IWD) with an exhibition of mixed media work at the Platypus Gallery in Forbes from 5 to 21 March. In keeping with the IWD 2021 theme, #ChooseToChallenge, the exhibition will feature individual work and collaborative pieces that challenge gender bias and inequality. The Platypus Gallery opening hours are Tuesday to Friday, 10am to 2pm and Saturdays, 9am to 1pm.