Salsa classes begin! Forty degree heat did not deter enthusiastic locals from coming along to try their hand at Salsa a Rhumba dancing recently. Local lady, Rachel Wythes, planted the seed following her entertaining performance with partner Barry Merritt at the very successful fundraiser, Forbes Dancing with the Stars, last year. Classes are available for singles or couples and will run for a period of eight weeks. The singles class runs from 6.30pm-7.30pm on a Tuesday evening at the Forbes Youth and Community Centre and cater to individuals of all ages and fitness levels. The couples class commences at the conclusion of the first class and caters to people who like to dance with a partner.
Town pool alive with learn to swim: Forbes Town Pool Manager, Maree Rhier, is very happy with attendance figures for the pool this season and with temperatures having soared in excess of 40 degrees and Learn to Swim classes running, these figures will only get better. The Sport and Recreation Learn to Swim nine day program began two weeks ago and enrolments have been excellent. Four instructors are running half hour sessions from 9.00am till 2.00pm each day with numbers ranging between five and eight students per class. The program caters for children
aged 18months and over and covers water confidence, safety and stroke development.
Services Club cinema a huge success: The opening date of the Micro Cinema was Boxing Day 2015 featuring Daddy’s Home, Hotel Transylvania 2 and Bridge of Spies, and other great blockbuster titles are to follow including Alvin & The Chipmunks “Road Chip” screening from Thursday 14th February 2016. The micro cinema will be a valuable asset to the Forbes and surrounding districts providing an entertainment offering that currently requires movie goers to travel to Orange or Dubbo to catch the latest Hollywood blockbusters.
Police appeal to motorcyclists to slow down: Police are urging motorcyclists to adhere to the speed limit and drive to the conditions with three riders dying on the state’s roads since the beginning of the year. “With weather conditions changing on almost a daily basis, from wet and rainy to extremely hot, the impact on the roads is significant, and we’re urging all riders to slow down and drive to the conditions,” Acting Assistant Commissioner Stuart Smith said.
Forbes and District Historical Society named a finalist for the Cultural Heritage Award for their Centenary of ANZAC Display. We wish them luck in taking out this award. If you are interested in becoming a member you can call into the Museum in Cross Street between 2pm-4pm daily or phone 68516600 during office hours.
‘I Luv Local’ app to be launched: I luv local is an exciting new app being launched in Forbes on the 24th of February at the Forbes Services Memorial Club. The app is a new way to reach clients through technology with promotional and product material created by you. To find out more information please call into the Forbes Phoenix office or stay tuned.