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School Holidays – What’s on in our area

19 – 20 September

Stroud Rodeo & Campdraft

For all your Rodeo information and event programs go to the website below.
www.stroudrodeo.com.au

23 – 25 September

Jiggle Bugs on Holidays – The Gift of Giving

The theme for this Jiggle Bugs On Holidays is ‘Helping Other People’. Children will be helping to fill Christmas shoe-boxes for Smaritans Purse to go to children in developing countries through ‘Operation Christmas Child’.

There will be some items for the boxes, however, we welcome the children to bring in small gifts suitable to fill the boxes. Items should be new and non-perishable. For more information about how the project works and suggestions of suitable items please visit
www.operationchristmaschild.org.au

WHERE Stroud Baptist Church
WHEN Tuesday 23, Wednesday 24, Thursday 25 September
TIME 9am to 12noon
COST $5 per day

For more information contact Carolyn on 4994 5294

28 September

Fermentation Festival – Stroud Market

Something for everyone – big kids and little kids alike. We’ll be celebrating all things fermented – from the ground up.
A free kids workshop to learn how to make fermented sour dough bread, not to be missed…

29 – 30 September

Sports Gala Event

Presented by the Hunter Sports Academy and other local sporting associations. Come along and try some different sporting activities, or learn new skills, get active and make new friends.

WHERE Bennett Park Dungog
WHEN Monday 29, Tuesday 30 September
TIME 9am to 4pm – both days
COST Free event

This event is open to all children aged 5 to 16years, however children under the age of 8 will NOT be able to participate in swimming or archery – they will do other sports activities. Children will try each sport offered on the day and will walk accompanied, between each sport. A free sausage sizzle will be provided, plus the canteen will be open to buy other snacks.

MONDAY – Soccer, Archery, Netball, Tennis
TUESDAY – Rugby league, Little Athletics, Hockey, Swimming

Email Bruce Hunt to register your interest brucehunt@hotmail.com.au
For more information contact Lindy 0429 825 570 or Jim 0407 307 800

4 October

Stroud Country Fair

Stroud is going to Paint the Town Pink at the country fair to be held in the Main Street. There will be street stalls, open gardens, mock trial in the court house performed by local school children plus airing of the quilts which will be displayed in businesses, St Johns and Uniting Churches (Saturday & Sunday 9am-3pm).

4 October

Stroud Road Fireworks

From 6pm onwards – 2014 will see the return of local amateur astronomer, Dustin Hodges who will allow budding stargazers to get up close and personal with one very impressive telescope. For a gold coin donation, you can view not only the stars and moon but more incredibly, Mars and even Saturn surrounded by its rings and own moons. Well worth having a look – young and old alike. More information

Regional Fun

Theatre

16 September – “Still Awake Still” – Civic Theatre
17 Sept – 4 Oct – “Miranda” – Maitland Repertory Theatre
17 Sept – 20 Sept – “The Chosen” – Tantrum Youth Arts
22 Sept – 15 Nov – “Jack and the Beanstalk” – Young Peoples Theatre Newcastle
22 Sept – 25 Oct – “Dags” – Up Stage Youth Theatre
9-11 October – “The Little Mermaid Jr” – Civic Theatre
20-21 October – “Pete The Sheep” – Civic Theatre

For more great School Holiday Fun ideas within our region go to the SCW School Holiday Fun page

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