5 July 2018

From the Mayor's Desk

  • If you thought winter was the time to stay home tucked in bed, maybe you should get your winter woollies on and get out and about because this month is going to be action packed with events in the Hawkesbury, especially with Council’s first ever Hawkesbury Fest! It will be held on Sunday, 29 July from 11am to 3pm at Governor Phillip Park, Windsor. We’ll have a gala opening for the new playground, free activities and roving entertainment. There will also be displays from our Hawkesbury Companion Animal Shelter and Rescue Groups, who will run a sausage sizzle, Hawkesbury Community Nursery will be giving away 1000 native plants, plus there will be food trucks and market stalls at this free community event. I hope to see you there! Details at www.hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au

Other key events coming up in July include:

  • Winterfest
    Winterfest will be held this weekend 7-8 July at Hawkesbury Showground, Clarendon From jousting, archery and combat to crafts, cooking and games, markets. There’s something for everyone. Tickets are available online and at the gate. Visit www.winterfest.com.au for more details.
  • 21st Australian Orchid Council Conference and Show 2018
    The show will be Open to the Public from Friday, 20 to Sunday, 22 July 2018 at Hawkesbury Indoor Stadium, 16 Stewart St, South Windsor
    9am to 4pm Friday and Saturday
    9am to 3pm Sunday
    Entry: Adults $10, Children Under 15 years free
    For more information call 0448 535528 or helenrobmason@gmail.com

    Windsor Park Public School also took up learning about orchids with a series of experiments on Oncidium Orchids which were provided by the Orchid Society of NSW. They will demonstrate their findings at the Orchid Council Conference and Show at the Hawkesbury Indoor Stadium.

    The Orchid Society of NSW is also challenging local chefs to prepare creative dishes featuring vanilla on their menu, with the winning chef receiving a $500 prize. Customers also have the chance to win a raffle prize of a beautiful flowering orchid.

    To enter the raffle, simply send your contact details and ‘proof of purchase’ receipt from a ‘vanilla flavoured’ menu item, bought at a participating food outlet, to AOCC2018, PO Box 5396 Chullora 2190 or email a scan to aocc2018@orchidsocietynsw.com.au but hurry, the  competition closes 5pm, 18 July 2018.

    See http://www.hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au/news-and-events/news/all-news/2018/may/orchid-show-and-vanilla-competition for more details.

Mayoral Column

Our Libraries and Hawkesbury Regional Gallery have so many school holiday activities on in July that your kids will never stop having fun! I hope you all manage to book in for some of the exciting and educational workshops on offer.

At Richmond Branch Library (29 West Market Street), create a set of coasters from old comics on Tuesday, 10 July 2.30pm-4pm. At Hawkesbury Central Library there will be a Free Comic Book Day on Monday, 9 July 10am-5pm, or Make a Comic Keepsake Journal on Tuesday,17 July 2pm-4pm, or on Thursday, 19 July 10am-midday create some weird and wonderful concoctions at the Potions Lab, or hear about the Life of a Comic Book Artist on Friday, 20 July 2pm-4pm. Some workshops are free. Bookings at www.hawkesburylibrary.eventbrite.com or call the Library on 4560 4460.

At Hawkesbury Regional Gallery, all activities are prepared and delivered by professional art educators. Learn the art of gold leaf gilding on Wednesday, 11 July 10am-2 pm. On Friday, 13 July 10am-2 pm, do a Print Mania workshop to create print art, including foam print, carved block prints and beautiful sun prints. Make Mythical Creatures from clay on Wednesday, 18 July from 10am-2 pm and on Friday, 20 July 10am-2 pm, learn different design techniques to create vibrant artworks with Graphic Letter Art. Go to https://hawkesburygallery.eventbrite.com to book or call the Gallery on 4560 4441. Children must be school age and, if 10 years or under, must be accompanied by an adult. Hawkesbury Central Library and the Gallery are located at 300 George Street, Windsor.

Page ID: 112230