Knit and Natter: More than 40 people attended the 10th Knit and Natter Morning Tea at Craft Corner last Thursday. A group of 18 travelled from Orange for the event and took back 15 big bags of finished rugs and squares. Irene Lally from the Peak Hill Knitters Group brought nine rugs. Craft Corner members would like to thank everyone who donated 8ply yarn and knitted squares for this year’s Wrap with Love project. In its 25th year, the non-profit organisation provides wraps to ward off hypothermia for millions of people during winter in 75 countries.
Science, Art & Children’s Literature: Parkes Library has something for everyone during August. On 17th August at 6pm you can learn about Wildlife Spotter and help save threatened species and preserve Australia’s wildlife! The application is used as part of the National Science Week celebrations. Parkes Library is also hosting a special Australian Museum travelling mini-exhibition for National Science Week, 14th – 20th August. Museum2You looks at the impact of how we live on our planet’s future. On 24th August at 10am a Library Officer Dan Fredericks will demonstrate how to surf the internet, use email and apps in safety. RSVP by 22nd August on 6861 2309 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Come dressed as your favourite book, nursery rhyme or super hero character for Storytime and Rhyme Time to celebrate Book Week. Storytime: 23rd August at 10.30am; Rhyme Time: 22nd August at 10.15am and 25th August at 11am.
Love our locals: Parkes Shire Council launched the Love Our Locals campaign last week. It features the success stories of local business operators and why it all adds up in Parkes for business. The aim is to raise the profile of the Parkes region with diverse business opportunities and showcasing the range of innovative and progressive businesses operating across the shire, their owners and what they bring to the community. In partnership with the Parkes Chamber of Commerce, the campaign centres around online and social platforms and profiles over 80 local businesses of which seven are showcased through video content. Residents and visitors are encouraged to show some love for our local businesses by liking, sharing and commenting on the campaign by using the hashtag #loveourlocals. For details visit visitparkes.com.au