A space man came travelling… all the way to Parkes! The kite flying event on Australia Day last Friday was a huge success with the most important visitor for the day, the wind, arriving right on time!
Reuse, Recycle, Upcycle: Sims Metal Waste To Art & Design is a community art exhibition and competition showcasing works made from reused and recyclable waste materials. Organised and hosted by Parkes Library,
schools, community groups and individuals are invited to create a new life for materials that would have been thrown away. Entry is free and closes on 28th March at 5pm. The exhibition will run from 4 to 27th April, and the winners will be announced on 12th April at 6pm. There are three competition categories: two-dimensional; three-dimensional and functional with cash prizes in each section/category. This year is the Year of Polystyrene. Artworks
do not have to use the theme waste, but an additional prize will be given to an artwork featuring this material.
Entry forms are available at any Parkes Shire Library, from the website www.parkes.nsw.gov.au or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
World Wetlands Day Today: This year’s theme is Wetlands for a sustainable urban future. “Thanks to the PAC Park rejuvenation project, we are able to celebrate our own urban wetland,” said Parkes Shire Council’s Environment and Sustainability Coordinator Michael Chambers. PAC Park, a multi-award winning wetland system, is exceptional as it is an artificial wetland that transformed a degraded urban stormwater channel into a vibrant ecosystem. The wetland is now home to turtles, numerous frog species and yabbies. It’s also a great spot for bird watching; native ducks, kingfishers, reed warblers, herons, and ibises can be found there. Much of the restoration work was undertaken by volunteers who planted some 6,000 seedlings. Upgrades including new shelters, tables, a barbeque and additional lighting is expected to be completed later this year.
Day On The Green: The Railway Bowling Club in Parkes is holding a special fundraiser for Currajong Disability Services (CDS) tomorrow. The day will showcase the best musicians in Parkes including Twiggy and Jordan Dwyer, Chris Orr, Birdie and Georgie Sideris as well as Tommy and Holly Orr. Donations and support have been pouring in from Fitness4All, Andrew Kraft, Discount Daves, D’Quinos, 141 Boutique, Rockmans, Cooke Park Takeaway, Railway Bowling Club, and Ivy Lane Giftware and Flowers. “We couldn’t ask for anymore from the Parkes community,” said organiser Lilian Thomson. The event also includes a barbeque, raffles and lucky door prizes. Gold coin donations upon arrival. Children welcome between 4 to 8pm. Bring a blanket!