Strengthen your body and relax your mind with Tai Chi, an empowering but gentle form of low impact exercise. From 22 September to 17 November, free Tai Chi lessons will be running at the Forbes Town Hall for
all ages from 16 years and up. Classes run between 10-11am with morning tea provided after class. Dress in comfy clothes, flat shoes and bring a water bottle. Phone 6851 2099 or 6852 2772 for more information.
Office space wanted! The Forbes Phoenix now requires a small office space to be taken on by the end of September. If you can help, please contact Cheryl Newsom on 0411 211 065.
In Britain a study suggested that only 1 in 10 British men say they would take a male contraceptive pill, strongly believing that is a “woman’s responsibility”.
Still got Show Fever? The Eugowra Show will be held this weekend from 18-19 September. Gates open from 7pm so prepare yourself for a big day with tractor pull, yard dog trials, fireworks, harness racing, Showgirl competition, demolition derby, a special ANZAC presentation and heaps more!
Year 12 students are busily preparing for their HSC exams at the end of their high school days. To assist students in deciding on what to do next, a School Leavers Guide has been put together to offer information about education and training programs, finding employment, scholarships, financial support, enrolling to vote and getting a tax file number.
Barcodes have passed their use-by-date now basic barcodes are out and “data bars” are in!
Forbes Horticultural Society and Garden Club will be holding their 9th Open Gardens event on Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 October between 10am and 4pm, rain, hail or shine. The event is a non-competitive festival of gardens generously shared with you by their owners. A $15 ticket covers all gardens with individual gardens at $5 a ticket.
It’s NSW Bike Week and a new booklet for bike riders has been launched by Roads and Maritime Services covering bike safety, choosing the right bike for you, bike maintenance and road rules. “A Handbook for Bicycle Riders” gives you everything you need to know to safely bicycle anywhere in NSW. Find your copy at www.transport.nsw.gov.au
Back in 1971 there were 202 Australians aged 100 years or over. In 2015 there are 4252!
A new sculpture will be unveiled at the Albion “art park” in conjunction with the Sculpture Forbes 2015 Acquisition Prize at 6pm on Thursday 1 October. Enjoy music, food and wine. Bring your family and tell your friends!
Jemalong Wool weekly market update: A small rise in the market tended to mask a reasonably turbulent week which initially rose strongly before losing ground by the close. Despite Wednesday’s overwhelming positive tone, Thursday followed up with a sharp reversal in direction for the medium and broader microns, while the finer microns were less effected and even displayed a firming tendency for the more stylish 40nkt types. Merino skirtings followed a similar pattern, opening with moderate rises before easing back on the final day. Crossbreds were driven higher on both days on the back of a small offering. The limited 25/26-micron range recorded strong growth, mainly on the last day when they jumped 30 cents. The Merino Carding Indicators posted another steady result, continuing their climb back to the 1100-cent level. 40,755 bales are expected next week nationally, including a three day Melbourne sale.
Nominations are open to recognise rural women in the 2016 Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation Rural Women’s Awards. These awards provide financial assistance to the recipients, allowing them to further their contributions to rural communities. Women committed to making a difference to the community are encouraged to apply. Applications can be found online at www.rirdc.gov.au/rural-women’s-award and nominations close on Saturday 31 October.