Forbes is in on the action, so if you are over 60, the Forbes Fes- tival will give you the chance to make new friends or get together with old ones with a number of events planned.
The festival kicks off today with a community barbeque at 12pm at the Jemalong Residential Village with entertainment by Paddy Molloy and Ray Lassere.
On Sunday at 2pm a seniors variety concert will be held at the Forbes Town Hall with performances by the Parkes Orchestra, Trish Maxwell, Barbara Bruce, Lyn Sharp, James Janetski, John Smith, Richard Morgan, the Gilmours and the Forbes College for Seniors Singers. Entry is a gold coin donation.
The festival continues on Monday with a morning tea with the residents at Mater Aged Care at 10.30am. Entry is $6 and there will be lucky door prizes, raffles, a trading table and morning tea.
On Wednesday, 8th March students will be supporting seniors to help them learn more about computers and the seniors kiosk. This event will be held from 9.30 to 11am at Forbes High School. Bookings are essential for this event.
Later that afternoon from 2pm, Mater Aged Care is hosting Big Bingo. Families and community members are welcome to attend with great prizes on offer.
For the final event of the festival, the Forbes Men’s Shed at the Forbes Showground will open its doors from 10am to 12pm to give the community the opportunity to sample the activities on offer and find out more about the organisation.
For further information about festival or to RSVP contact Com- munity Relations Officer, Blake Nicholson on 6850 2355 or email firstname.lastname@example.org