Sheer Splendour in A Shed: Art requires creativity, so why not be as imaginative when planning an art exhibition? The Parkes Action Club is bringing a unique event to the community by holding an art exhibition called Ducks on the Pond in the 137-year-old St Elmo Shearing Shed on Saturday, 16th September at 6pm. The exhibition will showcase eight local and regional artists featuring works of Eryn Mullins (Condobolin), Jocelyn Moles (Parkes), lighting and installation artist Jamie Coffill (Condobolin), Ralph Tikerpae (West Wyalong), Martin Lane (West Wyalong), Elsie Mahon (Parkes), Pol Cruz (Bogan Gate) and Lucy Buttenshaw (West Wyalong). According to Parkes Action Club chairman and art enthusiast Gary Somers it is probably the first time an art exhibition will be held in a shearing shed in Parkes. Limited tickets are available at $25 prepaid or $30 on the night and includes food by The Dish Café, wine by Twisted River Wines and entertainment by The String Family from Sydney. For more details go to visitparkes.com.au. All the money raised will go towards the Action Club’s community programs. St Elmo Shearing Shed is 12km from Parkes on the Renshaw McGirr Way (Wellington Road) and 2km down Job Lane. No high heels are recommended for the event.
Forbes Boscars: Don’t forget to purchase your tickets for the Forbes Boscars Business Awards on Friday, 15th September at the Forbes Services Memorial Club at 6:30pm. Tickets are $80pp. To purchase go to www.forbesboscars.com.au.
Forbes Basketball: The Forbes Basketball Association is holding tryouts for its own representative team on 12th September at the Forbes High Basketball Stadium. Age groups are u14 (born between 2005 and 2006) and u16 (born between 2003 and 2004). Registration opens at 5pm. For more info go to the Facebook page at Forbes Basketball Association or contact Steve on 0434 638 044 or Pip on 0405 714 914. Email: forbesbasketballassociation@ gmail.com.
Light the Night: The Forbes River Arts Festival will be hosting the Leukaemia Foundation’s Light the Night walk as a lantern parade on 23rd September. To register to carry a lantern, visit the River Arts Festival Forbes Facebook page. You can choose from three coloured lanterns: blue – to show you care; white – for your own blood cancer journey; and gold – to remember a loved one.