Mak­ing a splash

Central and North Burnett Times - - LOCAL NEWS - ❏ Bran­don Livesay

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.

For con­tact de­tails and a wrap of what’s on,

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 mu­si­con­the­wall@ya­ .au.

■ Monto: Jac­qui Hamil­ton 4166 1733.

■ Aladdin: Michelle Kin­bacher 4129 9275.


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.

Photo: Erica Mur­ree

COM­MU­NITY AWARD: Dal­larnil State School stu­dent Aaron Kelly with Cr Lofty Wendt ac­cept­ing P&C com­mu­nity award.

Photo: Erica Mur­ree

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.

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