Playgroups In May: The weather is perfect, restrictions have eased and all Playgroups in Forbes are open for business and are welcoming new families. Playgroup welcomes families with young children not yet at school and in Forbes we have a number of supported Playgroups from Forbes North SaCC, Forbes Playgroup and CatholicCare. Playgroups have activities, craft and play every session and provides an opportunity for families to connect with others.
Forbes Playgroup meets every Thursday during school terms from 10am to 12noon at the Youth and Community Centre (YACC) in Battye Street, and, thanks to funding from Council and NSW Playgroup, attending Playgroup this year is free.
As a special treat for families in May, Forbes Playgroup is hosting a Biggest Morning Tea on May 27th. “We are delighted to be able to offer such wonderful activities for families with young children in May” said Forbes Playgroup Committee member, Mrs Di Whitty, “we look forward to catching up with Playgroup friends and meeting new ones”. Find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/groups/ForbesPlaygroup or call Di on 0428 150 582.
Forbes North SaCC Playgroup runs every Wednesday at Forbes North School from 10am to 12 noon and is a free service. Facilitator, Maree Yapp said “Play-groups are a great place for families to have fun with children in their care and are also great places to learn more about our community”. Find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Forbes-North-Schools-as-Community-Centres-113660286939446 or call Maree on 6852 3008.
Grant Recipients: Forbes Arts Society and Forbes Public School P&C have both been successful gaining Arts OutWest grants. FAS sought funds for support for a one-day Regional Art Trail event while Forbes Public can now engage a local Indigenous artist who is an old boy of the school to paint an Aboriginal mural. The project will involve Forbes North, St Lawrence’s Primary, Forbes High and Red Bend as well as Aboriginal Education Community Group (AECG) representatives and our 292 students in education connecting them to country (NAIDOC theme this year) and Dreamtime storytelling.
Well Done FSC For Heritage Week: Credit where credit is due – Forbes Shire Council really turned it on for Heritage Week last week. From period re-enactments to heritage walks and talks, a big congratulations to Cass, Nina, Jolene, Sarah, Andrew, Kimberley and the team who put in a monumental effort to make this happen. You’re all stars!