Round the town with Nola – 29.6

Re-opening: Cr John Piavanini with Museum co-ordinator Tom Reardon. Photo: supplied.
Re-opening: Cr John Piavanini with Museum co-ordinator Tom Reardon. Photo: supplied.

Market weekend

It will be a big market weekend this weekend to kick off the school holidays.

If you have visitors, why not take them along to the Country Markets on Saturday at the Showgrounds, or the Goods Shed Markets on Sunday in Forrest Street. Both start at 8am and go through to 12 noon. 


The Youthcare people will be cooking up a storm at the Sunday markets to go towards chaplains in local schools. A special will be Olle Bollen - Dutch donuts – at three for $5.

They will also be offering sausages in a bun, bacon and egg burgers, vege patty burgers, hot vegetable soup and, I am told, “maybe something a little bit special each time we (Youthcare) are on.”

Museum re-opens

The Museum will re-open on Saturday, with free admission this weekend to allow people to have a look.

The Museum committee, volunteers and Council staff have been tidying up the Museum ready for the re-opening.

There is still work to be done, so some parts will be closed off, but ideas and suggestions on how to improve things will be welcome.

The Museum will be open each week, Thursday to Monday, from 10am to 3pm.


The South West Strikers will be playing in Collie on Saturday afternoon, with the women’s game at 1.30pm and the men playing at 3pm.

There’s a number of Collie girls in the women’s team, so why not go along and cheer them on on their home turf. 

Holiday activity

If you haven’t booked your place in the wand workshop being held at the library next Wednesday, you may be too late, as places are limited.

The workshop is free, and Harry Potter fans have the chance to make their own wands.

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.

Red Hat group

The Coalfields Cuties will hold their next meeting on Saturday morning, 10am in the meeting room at the Collie library.

The group is open to all women aged over 25, with those over 50 wearing purple and red, and those under 50 wearing lilac and pink.

Monthly meetings are held on the first Saturday of the month, and no children are allowed at meetings or outings.

If you would like more information, you can attend four meetings before paying membership of $20, or you can call Barbara Instance on 0450 471 749.


This year’s Collie-Donnybrook and Return Cycling Classic will be held on Saturday, August 19, so mark the date on your calendars.

While the main race is for the dedicated, there is an event anyone can join in. 

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.

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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