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News>Notes from the Loddon Shire -16th October 2012
|NOTES FROM LODDON SHIRE |
16 October 2012
Young musos strut their stuff
Teenage pop artist Natasha Duartéis coming to Boort next week to perform at a concert featuring music students from three of the region’s secondary schools.
In less than five years, Natasha, 17, has graduated from singing in clubs and cafes to boasting two hit singles, a solo album on the way and a string of high-level songwriting credits.
Natasha is the patron of Kool Skools – having won the event in 2008 – a recording and multimedia project for secondary students which has been running for more than 10 years.
She will be in Boort on Friday 26 October to support young musicians from across the Shire as they launch their joint CD produced under the Kool Skools program, Along These Lines.
Entry to the launch costs $10 and all entrants receive a free CD.
Music students from Boort, Wedderburn and Pyramid Hill Secondary Colleges began work on their material earlier this year and travelled to Melbourne in June to produce the album.
The Kool Skools concert starts at 7.30pm at the Boort Community Centre. Free buses will run throughout Loddon Shire to bring people to the venue.
For more details, phone Tony on 5494 1232 or Boort P-12 School on 5455 2201.
Name your community heroes
With just over one week to go, there’s not much time left to get your nominations in for Loddon Shire’s community service and Citizen of the Year awards for 2013.
These need to be at the Shire Offices in Wedderburn at 4pm on Friday 26 October.
The awards will be announced at Australia Day celebrations next year, honouring the Citizen and Young Citizen of the Year, the Community Group or Event of the Year and the recipients of Community Services Awards in all five electoral wards.
For a nomination form, visit www.loddon.vic.gov.au, phone Council on 5494 1200 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Completed forms go to Mrs Anne Canfield, Australia Day Awards, Loddon Shire Council, PO Box 21, Wedderburn 3518.
Council also sponsors Australia Day competitions for schools within the Shire, with next year’s competitions inviting colouring work for pre-school to Grade 2children, photographs in three sections from Preps to Open and literature for Preps to Year 12.
Forms are available from Mrs Canfield on 5437 9289, through Council’s website, by email to email@example.com by calling 5494 1200.
Again, entries must be submitted by 4pm on Friday 26 October.
Flowers and fleece
Flowers arranged by colour, type, theme and size will be the centrepiece of next week’s Annual Community Fleece and Flower Show at the Wedderburn Mechanics Institute.
Planned for this Friday (19 October), the show has been organised by a team from the Wedderburn Uniting Church.
There are 28 sections for flower entries, plus other awards for vegetables, herbs, jams, fruit preserves, woollen items, photography and children’s work.
The wool section invites entries of lamb’s wool and Merino and Corriedale fleeces.
Opening hours are 1pm to 5pm and entry costs $3 for adults (children free). For more details, phone Wendy on 5494 3028 or Fay on 5494 3031.
Careers in the arts
School leavers with an interest in the arts have the chance of a nine-day, all expenses paid trip to Melbourne early next year to explore arts career opportunities, attend workshops and pitch their ideas to funding bodies.
Regional Arts Victoria is on the lookout for young country people who are either finishing Year 12 this year or who have done so in the past two years.
RAV’s Creative Leadership Program will take 12young people from around Victoria, but applications close on 26 October.
For more details, go to www.rav.net.au/about-us/news-media/story/934/
Wanted: a voice for carers
Bendigo Health is looking to recruit two people for a new Mental Health Carer Participation Group which will meet monthly in Bendigo.
The aim is to reach more carers in the Loddon/Campaspe/Southern Mallee region.
The group already has two members – from Castlemaine and Maryborough – but is keen to find at least one other from an area such as the Loddon Shire.
To find out more about the role, please phone Kerry Meiers on 5482 0809.
Calling all buskers
Musicians and singers who would like to try to raise some petty cash as buskers at the “Inglewood Alive” festival on Saturday 1 December are invited to sign up soon.
Stall-holders, too, selling home-made or hand-made goods, are required for the event, which will also feature children’s amusements, historic walks, food, antiques and a town garage sale.
Thursday 15 November is the deadline for registrations for both performers and stall-holders.
The working group sorting out the details comprises representatives from town businesses, the Lions Club, Loddon Shire, CFA, schools, the Inglewood Development and Tourism Committee and the local community.
All those interested in getting involved are asked to register with the Loddon Visitor Information Centre on 5494 1257.
Council to meet
With the Serpentine Shire Offices still out of action because of the pending municipal elections, the next Council meeting will be held at the Tarnagulla Community Centre this Monday, 22 October, at 3.30pm.
Meetings are open to the public and all are welcome to attend.
Chief Executive Officer