The Forbes Town and District Band presents: A concert of marches and movie music on Sunday, 6th November at 5pm at the Forbes Services Memorial Club as a fundraiser for the band with tickets going for $10 for adults, concession $5 and families $25. This performance is followed by the popular Carols By Candlelight on Sunday, 4th December in Victoria Park from 7pm. The band is always looking for more musicians to join with the next intake of new musicians in February next year. Experienced musicians are welcome any time – rehearsals are from 7 to 9pm on Mondays. Musicians can hire an instrument for $50 a year, and membership is $20 per year. The Town Band performs at community events such as ANZAC Day, Australia Day, Forbes Show and any time live music performances are required for the community.
Long lunch by the lake: Come and enjoy a two course lunch to help raise funds for a mobile Physio Touch machine for Forbes and Parkes Hospitals on Sunday, 13th November in Lions Park at 12:30pm. The guest speaker is Dianne Green, McGrath Breast Cancer Nurse. Plenty of tickets still available at $80 per person including a gourmet BBQ and dessert provided by Peter Ashcroft, beer, wine and soft drinks, as well as entertainment by Adam Enslow.
Donations for the monster raffle and auction will be gratefully accepted. Bookings close on 9th November. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The biggest market day for the littlest people: The Forbes/Parkes ABA Children’s Christmas Markets are on tomorrow at Sir Francis Forbes Park from 9am to 1pm with about 30 stallholders. A free jumping castle, food and beverage stalls, a breastfeeding tent and feeding support will be available, as well as a raffle with fabulous prizes.
Newell Highway opens today: After more than six weeks of being covered in flood waters, the Newell Highway between Forbes and West Wyalong is opening at 9am today – much to the relief of the business community and travellers. This will hopefully mean back to business as usual.
Canowindra Christmas shopping evening: Are you stuck for ideas for Christmas presents and can’t bear the thought of crowded shopping centres? Visit Canowindra on 26th November from 3 – 7pm and enjoy a friendly, relaxed shopping atmosphere with live music, while the kids can get their faces painted and take a photo with Santa. Canowindra business owner Liz Mitchell said the aim of the event was to remind people how much variety is available in Canowindra, and to challenge shoppers to think about shopping locally before going online or out of town.