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Cycle fun: The Collie Mountain Bike Club's Come 'n' Try Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day takes place on October 9 for younger and older kids alike. Photo: Supplied.

Cycle fun: The Collie Mountain Bike Club's Come 'n' Try Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day takes place on October 9 for younger and older kids alike. Photo: Supplied.

TAKE a Kid Mountain Biking

Collie mountain bike fanatics are set to hit the track for the Come ‘n’ Try Take a Kid Mountain Biking event on Sunday, October 9. 

The younger kids’ event starts out at the Collie Visitors Centre at 8:30am and travels down the Collie to Allanson bike path. 

The older kids’ journey will meet at Minninup Pool at 10:30am for a trip down the new Adventure Race Trail. 

Riders are encouraged to bring a helmet, water bottle and working bike for the day.

The event is supported by the Western Australian Mountain Bike Association. 

Spring activities

The Griffin Festival may be over, but the Spring Into Collie Festival promises lots of activities in the coming months, and there will be lots to do with the long weekend and school holidays in the offing.

On Saturday, the Collie Motorplex will be buzzing from 8am to 6pm, or you can try social cycling from Crank'n'Cycles at 7.30am.

The Goods Shed Markets will be in full swing on Sunday from 8amto 12noon. If you have visitors for the weekend, why not take them along.

Wildflowers are bursting into bloom in the forests around town, so you could do a preview walk of the Karak (Red Tail) Trail, or maybe try the area around Wellington Weir.

Coming up on October 7 is the Wildflower Walk and Display at the Visitors Centre, and on October 8, the Collie Adventure Race will highlight the area around Minninnup Pool.

School holidays

School is out from tomorrow, so watch out for our kids on the roads.

Kids, please take care when out and about.

The Child and Parent Centre is presenting Kids in the Kitchen on October 6 from 10am to 1pm, and a Halloween dress-up on October 7 from 10am to 1pm.

The library is hosting Collie's gnomes in our own version of Gnomesville, so why not take your gnome along to the library for a holiday excursion.

Make sure you give the library staff details of your gnome's name and life story.

There will be a teddy bear's picnic on Friday, October 7.

Garden fun

On Friday, September 30, at 10am, a garden session for children will be held at Our Community Garden as part of this year's Keeping Up Appearances Garden competition activity.

This will be a free activity, with lunch to follow.

On Tuesday, October 4, there will be an informative session explaining how the material which goes into our organic bins turns into compost for our gardens.

More information about that next week.

Probus flourishing

The re-formed Collie Probus Club now has 42 members, but new members are very welcome to join the club.

It fosters activities for seniors, including social outings and travel.

Enquiries about the club can be made to Anne Hetherington via Facebook at

Positive aging

Collie Shire Council is undertaking consultation with the community about what is needed in the town to foster positive ageing.

A session will be held at the Margaretta Wilson Centre today for older people and carers from 9.30am to 11.30am, to hear ideas and suggestions about the needs and desires of our seniors.

Coming up:

September 24: Collie Motorplex 8am to 6pm.

September 24: Western Riding Club club day 1pm.

September 25: Goods Shed Markets 8am to 12 noon.

October 1:  Country Markets at Wallsend Ground, 8am to 12 noon.

October 4: Kids in the Kitchen, Child and Parent Centre 10am to 1pm.

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