Run Against Violence: The journey of one woman became the journey of many. The Forbes Domestic Violence Committee invites the community to a screening of Iceberg at 7pm at the Forbes Town Hall tonight. Iceberg follows the journey of Kirrily Dear, who ran 860km from Walgett to Forbes in 2014. Her sole purpose was to break the silence surrounding domestic violence.
Free printmaking workshop: Places are open to participate in a free printmaking workshop in Forbes. The ‘In Print Forbes’ workshops, to be held in August, are a chance for people to learn from expert printmaker Victoria Tuscon Brew, who will lead participants through the printmaking process and help them produce a complete artwork of their own. The workshops will be held over two Thursday’s (11th August and 18th August from 11am to 2pm), and two Saturday’s (20th August and 27th August from 11am to 2pm) at the Northside Chapel Hall in Forbes. Participants will need to be able to attend two workshops – either both Thursday or both Saturday workshops. The workshops are open to all adults or senior high school students. Participants
will generate new artworks for the Forbes Hospital’s art collection and will be asked to donate a print to the Hospital. Bathurstbased Victoria Tuscon Brew is an editioning printmaker – she works with artists to make prints of their works. A graduate of UNSW’s College of Fine Arts, Victoria has over 17 years’ experience. The workshops are free and all materials are provided. Places are limited. To book call Arts OutWest on 6338 4657 or email email@example.com
Western NSW schools on board with a healthy lunch: Primary schools in western NSW are helping the next generation of parents pack healthy lunches for their children to provide students with lifelong cancer prevention benefits. Cancer Council NSW nutrition program Eat It To Beat It delivered 75 Healthy Lunch Box sessions during the Western NSW kindergarten orientation period last year.
Schools are encouraged to get on board for this year’s kindergarten orientation period. The free 25-minute sessions show parents how easy it can be to pack a healthy lunch box every day. Each family gets a free show bag filled with great resources, including a hands-on Healthy Lunch Box Kit. Western NSW Community Programs Coordinator, Fiona Markwick said including fruit and vegetables in the lunch box was an easy step towards eating the recommended two serves of fruit and five serves of vegetables every day.
“Schools tell us that many lunch boxes still contain a lot of packaged foods,” Fiona said. To find out more or to register interest for a Healthy Lunch Box session, go to eatittobeatit.com.au or contact Fiona Markwick on 02 6392 0803 or email firstname.lastname@example.org