What's happening around Collie with Nola

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Country markets

The Country Markets to be held this Saturday will be a Craft Fair and DIY day.

The markets will run for an extended time of 8am to 2pm, to allow people more time to participate in the activities which will be provided.

It promises to be a colourful day of fun, with a number of different practitioners set up to show off their skills and share them with people.

The usual stalls will be operating, and there will be tea, coffee and morning tea available.

While there may still be some rain around, the pavilion is huge and provides shelter.

The pavilion is located at the Wallsend Ground off Coombe Street.

Past shows

The Agricultural Society is seeking any photos or memorabilia from the Collie Show in years past to be part of a special display at this year's show.

If you can help, contact the Ag Society through their Facebook page.

They say they will scan any photos and return the originals to their owners.

Bee theme

The theme of this year's show is an insect without which we would all starve.

Bees pollinate food crops as well as flowers, and are essential to our survival on this planet.

They also give us yummy honey, so do grow bee-friendly plants in your garden, and be careful in the pest control methods you use.

School reunion

The Collie Senior High School Class of 1961 is holding a reunion on Saturday, June 22, at 11am, continuing to "whenever", at the Old Coast Road Brewery.

This is located at Lot 1238 West Break Road, Myalup, off Forrest Highway.

Lunch will be served.

Your partner or friend is most welcome to join in.

Please pass this information on to any classmates you are in contact with, in case they have been missed.

Organisers are asking for your email address for future contact, whether you will be attending this reunion or not.

RSVP by June 1 to Wendy Abraham (Kent) on 0438 833 200 or wendya248@gmail.com, or John Suckling on 0408 730 492 or john.suckling@westnet.com.au.

Story writers wanted

The Collie library is looking for young people with story ideas to write for children.

Anyone between the ages of 5 and 16 can write a children's story of 300 words or less, and submit it no later than Friday, July 5.

One story will be chosen and transformed into a wonderful picture book to be housed at the library.

The book will be released on August 19 for Children's Book Week.

So, budding authors, get your imaginations buzzing, and write something exciting, fantastic, adventurous, interesting and enjoyable and submit it to the library.

Your story can be hand written or typed, and should include name and contact details.

You could be the next J. K. Rowling or A. A. Milne.

National portraits

There's just a few days left to see the 2019 National Photographic Portrait Prize exhibition at the Collie Art Gallery.

This exhibition will be followed by a show by two local artists, Fran Dorozenko and Merilyn Piavanini.

Both have been creating for many years, and have joined together to present Bits and Pieces.

Volunteers lunch

Omitted from the list of organisations represented at the recent Volunteers' lunch was the Collie Family Centre.

Send it in

Items for not-for-profit organisations are welcomed for this column.

You can email information to me at nrg@highway1.com.au by 5pm on Mondays, or drop off notes in my mailbox at 87 Jones Street.

Please include a contact name and phone number in case I need to check information.