Making a splash
BEAT the boredom these school holidays.
You can get involved in all the community events and activities planned for the Central and North Burnett.
The kids are guaranteed to be entertained!
And it starts right now. From a photographic amazing race in Monto and air hockey in Gayndah, to creating cartoon t-shirts in Mundubbera and Biggenden, the school holidays are what you make them.
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BEAT the boredom these school holidays and get involved in community events and activities planned for the Central and North Burnett.
Kids are guaranteed to be entertained!
And it starts right now. Today in Monto, if you are under 12 and accompanied by an adult (or aged 12 –18), you can participate in the Amazing Race – Picture This treasure hunt.
Team registration starts at 12.30pm at the skate park. Each team of three or more has to have access to a mobile phone with a camera.
There will be 15 challenges with 15 prizes, including pool passes; Mambo footballs, netballs and giant bubble sticks.
Tomorrow, the Amazing Race will be run in Mundubbera, with team registrations at 12.30pm at the Big Shed in Archer Park.
Bottled water will be supplied and the event will end with ice blocks and pool passes to help kids cope with the weather conditions.
The first of the night time events will be tomorrow’s Gayndah Christmas Carnival.
There will be rides, stalls, prizes and even Santa Claus will be there!
Then get ready to bring in the new year with a bang at Paradise Dam.
A children’s fireworks display will start at 9pm on the dam wall.
Aladdin will come to Biggenden on January 13, as part of a colourful show of music, dance and laughter.
To keep kids occupied during the day, from January 2, Gayndah’s Youth Space will open at noon and run until school starts.
The Youth Space has plenty of fun activities, including video games, a pool table, ping pong and air hockey.
Activities organiser Rahni Callahan said more events would be planned, if interest was shown.
“We need the kids to come in and tell us what they want,” she said.
“We can do laser tag, pool parties or movies and Latin American dancing.”
Music on the Wall will also take expressions of interest for a Crafty Kids Workshop in Biggenden and Mundubbera in mid-January.
Participants will create cartoon t-shirts, painted fabric bags and canvas paintings.
The Drop-in Centre at Mundubbera’s old girl guides hut will be open 9.30am – noon and 3–5pm. Children will be able to play indoor games under the supervision of Blue Card holders.
On Wednesday, January 16, 9am – noon, kids are invited to Mundubbera’s town hall supper room for free activities with the Queensland Gallery of Modern Art and supported by members of the Mundubbera Art Gallery team.
Monto Community Development Council will also have a rock and water activity for boys and girls and a hair and beauty session for girls, in the first week of January.
Each library in the North Burnett will be offering the Summer Reading Club activity booklets. The libraries will be a perfect place to spend the day reading in air-conditioned comfort.
Local swimming pools will be a popular spot to cool down in the hot weather, or you could take the kids to a shady spot on the river for a day of fishing.
The school holidays are what you make of them.
■ Music on the Wall: 0427 551 973 or email email@example.com .au.
■ Monto: Jacqui Hamilton 4166 1733.
■ Aladdin: Michelle Kinbacher 4129 9275.
COOLING DOWN: Jaycia
Adams has a blast during the last week
of school for 2012.
Zain Thorneycroft flies down the slip and slide like Superman.
HEAD FIRST: Erin Oppermann gets some air on her landing.
COMMUNITY AWARD: Dallarnil State School student Aaron Kelly with Cr Lofty Wendt accepting P&C community award.
ENCOURAGEMENT AWARDS: Max Pearce with Jessica Castellani and John Smith who received encouragement awards at the Dallarnil State School awards night.
Liam Oppermann loses control on the slip and slide.
Matilda Adams gets a surprise spray from the hose.
Travis Larner’s sunscreen helped the sliding.
Chelsey Larner makes it to the end of the slip and slide.
Charlotte Madden smiles.
Meisje Anbeek tries to get up on the slippery slide.