Reuse, Recycle, Upcycle for Waste to Art
The exhibition is a wonderful opportunity to see artwork produced by all ages, from pre-school right through all ages and groups in our community.
The theme ingredient for this year is Baling Twine and Strapping.
However, the artworks include a wide range of waste materials to highlight problem issues.
The exhibition opens on Thursday 4 April, with the winners announced at 6pm.
The exhibition is open for viewing from 4 to 26 April.
Parkes Library, Bogan Street, Parkes
4 (Thursday) 10:00 am - 26 (Friday) 5:00 pm
Parkes Shire Library
25 Bogan St, Parkes NSW 2870
Parkes Shire Library6861 2309 and firstname.lastname@example.org 25 Bogan Street, Parkes NSW 2870
ANZAC Day in the Parkes Shire
Parkes Shire residents are invited to attend the ANZAC Day Commemorative Services to be held across the region on April 25.
The day will begin with Dawn Services in Parkes, Alectown, Tullamore, Peak Hill and Bogan Gate and will be followed by the ANZAC Day march, wreath laying, and Commemorative Services mid-morning.
Events during the day in Parkes:
♦ Dawn Service – 5:30am at Memorial Hill
♦ Breakfast Bistro – 6:30am at Parkes Services Club
♦ Church Service – 7am at Holy Family Catholic Church
♦ Church Service – 7:30am at Parkes Anglican Church
♦ ANZAC Day march – 8:30am at Welcome Street, Chamberlain Square and Clarinda Street to Cooke Park
♦ Commemorative Service – 9am at Cooke Parkes
♦ Wreath Laying Pilgrimage – 10:45am at Parkes Cemetery War Graves
♦ ANZAC Day Luncheon – 12pm at Parkes Services Club
♦ Sound Retreat – 5pm at Cooke Park
♦ The Ode – 6pm at Parkes Services Club
Events during the day in Tullamore:
♦ Dawn Service – 6am at Memorial Park
♦ Community Walk – 10:45am at Tullamore Auto Centre
♦ Commemorative Service – 11am at Memorial Park
Events during the day in Bogan Gate:
♦ Dawn Service & Commemoration of names – 6am
♦ Following the service breakfast will be available at the Bogan Gate Community Memorial Hall
Events during the day in Alectown:
♦ Dawn Service – 6am at Memorial Hall
Events during the day in Trundle:
♦ March’Fall In’ – 10:30am at Central School
♦ Commemorative Service – 11am at Memorial Hall
Events during the day in Peak Hill:
♦ Dawn Service – 5am at AIF Hall
♦ Commemorative Service & March – 11am at Services and Citizens Club
Collect your printed program today from Parkes Shire Council or click here to download
(Thursday) 5:30 am
Come in Spinner!
Two Up at the Services
12 noon to 5pm
on Anzac Day, Thursday 25 April
Downstairs Dining Area
Parkes Services Club
Short Street, Parkes
All Proceeds To Legacy
Image Parkes Services Club
(Thursday) 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Parkes Services Club
9-17 Short St
Be overwhelmed by colour !
Parkes Painting Group Annual Exhibition and Sale
The amazing talent of local painters will again be on display for their 17th annual exhibition and sale.
This year’s exhibition will have an Anzac theme. Vote for your favourite work of art.
Great raffle prizes, with proceeds to Legacy.
Where and When
Starlight Lounge, Parkes Services Club, Short Street, Parkes
Friday 26 April to Thursday 2 May
Opening Night will be on Friday 26 April from 7pm.
Entry: $10 per person, which includes drinks and a light supper.
Official Opening commences at 7:30pm.
10am to 4pm Saturday 27 April to Thursday 2 May
Entry: $2, with proceeds to the local branch of Legacy Australia.
Image Parkes Painting Group
April 26 (Friday) 10:00 am - May 2 (Thursday) 7:30 pm
Parkes Services Club
9-17 Short St
Central West Astronomy Society: Friends of the Dish
Members of the Central West Astronomy Society will be setting up their telescopes on the lawns at The Dish for daytime viewing.
Saturday 27 April
CSIRO Radio Telescope, 585 Telescope Road, Parkes
Image Central West Astronomical Society Inc
All Day (Saturday)
Be a fast hockey player!
Kookaburra 8’s Carnival
Kookaburra 8’s is based around a fast, fun and more flexible game of hockey for players aged under 11. With eight players on each team and at 12 locations around NSW, players will be invited to a skills session followed by two days of Round Robin competition playing a half-field, modified format of the game. Appropriate for first timers as well as more experienced players looking to enjoy, have fun with friends and rediscover their love of hockey. Kookaburra 8’s is the perfect way to ease yourself into the season ahead.
Outline of the day:
♦ A coach the coach session will be held at the start of the event, all coaches are encouraged to attend
♦ A 1hr skills session will take place for all registered players prior to the round robin games commencing
♦ An umpire development program will also take place over the 2 day event
Saturday 27 April 12:30pm – 5:30pm
Sunday 28 April 9am – 2pm
Parkes Hockey Complex Baker Street Parkes
For more information visit Hockey NSW
Follow along with the Hockey NSW’s Facebook page for more information.
april 27 (Saturday) - 28 (Sunday)
Parkes Hockey Complex
Parkes Hockey Inc 1 Baker Street
Be Out There!
Autumn Walks Calendar 2019
The National Parks Association of NSW runs the largest activities program in the state, with over 1,000 bushwalks led by an extraordinary team of knowledgeable and skilled volunteer leaders every year.
At the Lachlan Valley Branch, an Autumn program of walks has been developed to cater for the average fitness level.
The last walk for Autumn 2019 will be:
Saturday 27 April
Meet at Bushman’s Dam, Newell Highway, Parkes, at 9am.
This is an 8km walk graded as Medium.
Walk leader will be Peter Cannon, who can be contacted on 6866 1225.
All walks are subject to there being no adverse Rural Fire Service fire warnings at the time and no closure of the relevant State Forest due to hunting permits etc.
Walkers are reminded to bring along enough food and water for the entire day as well as suitable clothing, footwear, hat and sunscreen. A pair of good binoculars and a fold up chair is recommended.
Please contact the listed walk leader the night before the walk if you intend to take part. A $2 donation for each walker is appreciated.
Easy – Range between 5 to 10 kilometres. Mostly flat to slightly undulating topography. Walks are mostly on tracks or fire trails and of moderate distance. Suitable for those with a minimum level of fitness.
Medium – Range between 5 to 8 kilometres. May be over moderate hills or rough terrain. May involves some off-track walking. Walk may involve shorter distance overall due to rougher conditions. Suitable for an average fitness level.
Hard – Range 5 or more kilometres. Walk may involve hilly or mountainous terrain, rough tracks, a trackless route or an extended distance. Walk suitable for above average fitness level.
(Saturday) 9:00 am
National Parks Association of NSW Lachlan Valley Branchlachlan@npansw.org.au PO Box 593, Parkes 2870
Be inspired by our unique buildings!
Parkes Open Buildings
Unlock the doors to three unique buildings in Parkes.
Morning tea available at the venues. Cash only.
Sunday 28 April
Various locations in Parkes. Addresses will be provided to ticket holders via email 24 hours before the event.
General Admission $20
This includes access to all open buildings plus the Moat Cottage, King’s Castle Elvis Exhibit and Parkes Antique Motor Museum at the Henry Parkes Centre.
Under 16s free
Vintage Car Experience $30
This includes access to all open buildings and complimentary access to Moat Cottage, King’s Castle Elvis Exhibit and Parkes Antique Motor Museum at the Henry Parkes Centre PLUS you’ll be chauffeured by 1 of 10 vintage cars, hosted by Parkes Antique Motor Club (PAMC).
Bookings and More Information
Buy your tickets today at the Parkes Visitor Information Centre, Newell Highway or phone 6862 6000
Please be aware that the buildings being opened are not necessarily accessible for wheelchairs and prams. All efforts will be provided to provide assistance to view the homes.
If you’ve worked up an appetite, pop by one of our many cafes, restaurants and pubs for lunch out in Parkes.
(Sunday) 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Trundle Film Society Inc
The Trundle Film Society welcomes new members for the screening of The Kite Runner (2007) . The movie runs for 2hrs 8mins and is rated by IMDb at 7.6/10.
Doors open at 6:30pm for a 7pm start.
Contact email@example.com or phone or text 0408 022 571 for membership details.
(Sunday) 7:00 pm
The Staging Post
29 Forbes St Trundle
Trundle Film Societyjohn.firstname.lastname@example.org 29 Forbes Street, Trundle, NSW 2875