Around West Arthur: Woodwork back at the Darkan Shed

The Woodpecker's Club will be starting Monday night meetings at the Darkan Shed from September 3.
The Woodpecker's Club will be starting Monday night meetings at the Darkan Shed from September 3.

Darkan Shed Woodpecker’s Club

The Darkan Shed is well equipped with heavy machinery and portable electric tools but sadly, they are being under used.

A Monday night group is proposed, getting together from 6pm on September 3 to learn some new skills and get the shed active again.

Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult.

The group will be led by Alan Blencowe who is trained in manual arts, industrial design and construction and will be on hand to keep you safe and informed.

He has enjoyed and accident free classroom for 45 years, so wear covered shoes and bring safety glasses if you have them, along with sketches or images of projects you want to make.

The first meeting will be a safety night and a bit of networking.

The fee is $25 until the end of the year and the annual fee of $50 in December.

Contact Alan on 0420 8010 66 or at

Evening of Inspiration and Donation

Everyone is invited up the Darkan Sports Club on Friday, August 31 from 6pm for a night of inspiration and donation in support of The Children of Maasai, Educational Program.

Special guest speaker for the evening will be Lauren Jackson of Collie, co-founder of the group and Amy Lubcke of Darkan who will soon be visiting Kenya for this project.

There will be a complimentary glass of champagne on arrival and the meal will be steak, potato bake and salad for $15 per head.

Take the opportunity to clear out your cupboards and help lighten the poverty load by donating children’s and ladies clothing and bras.

Also if you have an unwanted ball gown bring it along for young northern Australian Aboriginal Year 12 graduation students.

Enquiries to Karen Harrington on 0458 853 506.

Photography Exhibition

Come along and have a look at the Faces of West Arthur exhibition at the West Arthur CRC on September 7.

There will be a representation of West Arthur locals of all ages summing up the West Arthur culture and way of life.

The free exhibition starts at 5.30pm, so come along for some wine, cheese and interesting photos.

Science Week Fun

The West Arthur CRC says thanks to those who got into the spirit of Science Week recently and had a go at the Brain Break quiz and enjoyed a bickie as a reward.

They ran out of bickies so about 25 people participated which was great.

The biscuits were commissioned from the Rarebits on Burrowes Cafe and decorated with a science theme.

Lions Bowls Day

The annual Lions Bowls Day in Darkan is on September 1 at the Darkan Bowling Club.

Registration is at 9.15am for a 9.45am start. The cost is $100 per team of 4, of any combination.

There’s a prize for the best team outfit but please wear flat shoes. There are also raffles and spot prizes.

Funds raised will go to local causes. To register a team contact Gerry Hartnet on 0427 272 635.