New Members Welcome: The Parkes Shire Concert Band (PSCB) is open to school students, community members, old hands or anyone new to music. Dust off your instrument or hire one. The band plays at the Elvis Parade, Anzac March, Abba Festival, Australia Day, musicals, church fetes, ceremonial occasions, Christmas Carols and concerts for the community. Rehearsals are on Tuesday nights during school term from 7pm – 9pm at the PSCB music room above the pool complex in Dalton Street. Enquiries to Musical Director Duncan Clement 0405 035 164 or President Rhonda Redenbach 0459 373 624.
Calling all Mini Scientists: Parkes Library’s new program Little Bang Discovery Club will help little ones discover the world of science. This four-week STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) program will develop ideas and skills that inspire further scientific exploration, discovery and learning in children aged 3 to 5. The child and parent/carer need to attend each of the four sessions with the first session starting on Tuesday, 13th February at 10.30am and the final session on 6th March. Bookings are required in person at Parkes Library before the first session commences. There are places for eight children. Little Bang Discovery will continue throughout the year: 8 – 29 May, 12 June – 3 July, 31 July – 21 August, 23 October – 13 November and 27 November – 18 December.
Become a Charger in March: Cancer Council NSW is encouraging everyone to set themselves a walking or running challenge for the month of March. Funds raised from The March Charge will help support Cancer Council’s ground-breaking cancer research for all cancers, provide practical and emotional support and information for anyone affected by cancer, and run prevention programs to reduce cancer in the community. Charge as an individual or join other Chargers and compete as a team. Sign up at www.themarchcharge.com.au
Get Kids Active: Kids across the Parkes Shire are encouraged to make use of a NSW Government initiative to get more students involved in sport. The Active Kids program provides a $100 voucher for registration and participation costs. From 31st January, parents, guardians and carers can apply for the voucher per calendar year for each child enrolled in school. It can be used any time during the calendar year, with a registered activity provider. To apply or to find out more, visit www.sport.nsw.gov.au/activekids