Round the town with Nola – 22/6 edition

On Show: Let Me Be Myself – The Life Story of Anne Frank will be at the Collie Art Gallery until July 9. Photo: Shannon Wood.
On Show: Let Me Be Myself – The Life Story of Anne Frank will be at the Collie Art Gallery until July 9. Photo: Shannon Wood.

Holiday activity

Harry Potter fans have the chance to make their own wands at a free workshop to be held in the Collie Library on Wednesday, July 5, at 1pm.

Because the method used to make the wand will involve the use of a hot glue gun, this workshop is not suitable for younger children.

It would be a good idea to register now, as interest is already being shown in this fun activity.


This year's Collie-Donnybrook and Return Cycling Classic will be held on Saturday, August 19.

If you are thinking of being part of the public participation event, it would pay to start getting some kilometres into your legs now.

As always, remember to Be Seen, Be Safe, by wearing light coloured, or preferably reflective gear.

Light up

While on the subject of Be Seen, Be Safe, the misty winter mornings we have been experiencing are a reminder to switch on lights when driving.

It can be at best, disconcerting, and at worst, downright dangerous, to suddenly emerge from the mist, particularly at intersections.

Pedestrians and cyclists can also do their bit to be visible in low light conditions.

Once again, lights on, reflective or light coloured gear - anything which will alert other road and path users to your presence.

Tour time

I heard from one lucky local cycling enthusiast that he is off to Europe very soon, and plans to complete his "Tour" by being in Paris when Le Tour arrives.

We can't all be in Paris, but many of us spend quite a bit of time watching Le Tour on television.

While it can be exciting if there is an Australian doing well, I find the scenery is always worth a look. Vive Le Tour!


The next markets will be held on the first week in July, not that far off.

The Country Markets at the Wallsend Showgrounds will be on Saturday, July 1, and the Goods Shed Markets on Sunday, July 2.


A reunion of past employees of a number of firms connected with Millars is being organised for July 8.

The firms are Millars WA, Millar & Sandovers, Millars Timber & Traders, and D.J. Millar.

The reunion will be held at the Bayswater Hotel. If you would like more details, contact Ray Jordan on 0408 096 642.

Art exhibition

The Anne Frank exhibition is still running at the Art Gallery if you haven't had an opportunity to have a look at it.

It is well worth a visit.

If you have visitors coming for the school holidays which are not far away, you might like to take them along.

Early notice

The school chaplains in our town contribute much to the students in our schools, but while they support the students, they need our financial support too.

YouthCare Support Team is organising a "Christmas in July" function on Saturday July 22, from 5pm to 8pm, as a fundraiser.

There will be a gift for each child under the age of 12 to promote the "Christmassy" atmosphere.

A three course meal and a concert will feature, and there will be a dedication of school chaplains.

Tickets to the event at the Margaretta Wilson Centre will cost the same as last year, family $35, Single $15, pensioner $10.

Tickets will be available from next Thursday from your local minister, your church YouthCare representative or from Crank'n'Cycles.

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