Round the town with Nola - 6.7 edition

Looking at history: Collie community members explored the Collie Museum's attractions on Saturday, July 1. Photo: Thomas Munday.
Looking at history: Collie community members explored the Collie Museum's attractions on Saturday, July 1. Photo: Thomas Munday.

Holiday activities

This weekend is your last chance to have a look at the Anne Frank exhibition at the Art Gallery.

The Gallery is open Thursday to Monday, from 10am to 4pm.

Remember that the Museum is open once again, so this could be a good holiday activity for both kids and adults, to see what is available there.

Many Collie people have contributed to the Museum over the years, and the collection is full of interest.

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, and new admission charges apply.

Call in to the Visitors Centre, have a look at the replica coal mine, and browse the many craft items on sale there.

The friendly staff can also pass on information about the best place to go bush.

The Karak (Red Tail) Trail is a worth a walk of cycle, having a look at the bush as the seasons change.

You might like to start training for the

participation event in this year’s Collie-Donnybrook and Return cycle race.

Call in to the Rebuilt Railway Station next to the overhead footbridge, and check out the freshly renovated building, the displays, have a cuppa and a bite to eat, and for the kids, check out Thomas the Tank Engine.

The Collie PCYC has held a range of events in the first week of the school holidays such as lawn bowls, art and craft activities, three-on-three basketball and NAIDOC celebrations. 

Christmas in July

With the current cold weather, the ‘Christmas in July’ function on Saturday, July 22, could be a White Christmas.

YouthCare Support Team is organising the function, 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 are available from your local minister, your church YouthCare representative or from Crank’n Cycles. Proceeds go to support the Youth Chaplains in the town.

Help needed

The Community Home Care Collie service is looking for volunteers to work in the Meals on Wheels and the Living Well Social Centre kitchens.

No cooking is involved.

Tasks include serving meals, preparing for morning tea and cleaning up the kitchen.

Volunteers are welcome to a free meal.

The service also needs drivers for Meals on Wheels (some of the regular drivers have gone away on holiday) and to take clients to Bunbury for appointments.

If you can help, contact Terri on 9734 5353 or email

Cat licences

We are all aware of the need to licence dogs, but legislation has also been introduced to licence cats.

Collie Shire Council has announced an amnesty for cat owners who have not yet licensed their cats, giving people time to take steps towards this.

Cats have to be sterilised and microchipped, and the local vet is offering discount rates.

You can get more information about this from the Council Chat page, or from the Council office.

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