Deb Ball: The 2017 Holy Family Catholic Debutante Ball takes place at the Parkes Leagues Club tonight. Eleven debutantes will enjoy the Style and Grace themed evening while being presented to Most Rev Bishop Columba Macbeth Green, Bishop of the Diocese of Wilcannia-Forbes, and Ma- tron of Honour, Kay Craft. The debutantes will arrive at the Parkes Leagues Club in vehicles owned by members of the Parkes Antique Motor Club from 6.15pm. The debutantes and their partners are: Kate Rice and Jackson Burton, Lucy Blackstock and Benjamin Gibson, Sophie Cusack and Mitchell Rubie, Layne Neilsen and Cooper Neilsen, Alana Ryan and Jackson Goon- rey, Jessica Todd and Jaiden Burke, Anita Nov partnered by Nathan Pye Charlica Schnitger partnered by Oliver Douglas Jor- ja Whatling and Harrison Davies, Ellie Ma- caulay and Riley Thomson, Piper Hennock and Billy Payne. The pageboy is Ashton McQuie and flowergirl Luca Barnes .
Australian Illustrators: Parkes Library will host two free exhibitions that celebrate Australian children’s picture books and their creators during May, June and July. The first exhibition Never be Late for a Pa- rade from 16th May to 15th June features a collection of illustrations from Shaun Tan’s best-known picture books including The Arrival, The Red Tree, The Lost Thing and the Singing Bones.
Lazy Lions Lounging in the Library from 20th June to 20th July features illustra- tions from A Bird in the Hand! by Bob Gra- ham; ANZAC Illustrated; Chester & Gil, life is what you make it; Kids Antarctic Art Project a creative collaboration by Alison Lester; Running with the Horses and The Many Story Treehouse.
Dice Run: The Midstate Motorcycle Club will be holding its annual charity Ironbark Dice Run on Saturday, 20th May for the 13th time. The Dice Run is a social day out for owners of road registered motor- cycles and aimed at raising money for lo- cal charities. The ride, of approximately 250km, will go from Parkes to Eugowra and Gooloogong, on to lunch at the Rail- way Hotel in Grenfell before riding on to Forbes and finishing in Condobolin. Each motorcyclist rolls the dice at stops along the way, and the highest combined score is declared the winner of $200 at the end of the day.
Registration at Kelly Reserve in Parkes at 9.30am and the first dice roll before the ride starts at 10.30am. Entry is $20 per rider and $10 per pillion. For more infor- mation contact Martin Bell (Parkes) on 0429 346 586.