River Fes­ti­val ‘un­corked’ and of­fers food, mu­sic, art and more

Central Telegraph - - LIFE | MY TOWN - THEODORE DENISE & PAUL FOWKES theodor­e­news@cqs­copes.com.au

THE RIVER Fes­ti­val started last night at the Theodore RSL with the lo­cal Un­corked Art Ex­hi­bi­tion. The wine and cheese evening was a hit, as was the auc­tion of the Lo­cal Leonar­dos art sub­mis­sions.

Twelve mem­bers of the pub­lic were cho­sen to cre­ate some form of art. The junk sculp­tures were also a hit.

You can view the art ex­hi­bi­tion on Fri­day and Satur­day from 9am un­til 3pm for a gold coin do­na­tion.

Mar­kets and fun day

ON SATUR­DAY, Theodore State School Cof­fee Shop will be on-site to cater for the par­ents’ cof­fee crav­ings while the kids take ad­van­tage of a $25 six-hour un­lim­ited rides spe­cial at Junc­tion Park.

It’ll float your boat

YOU’RE run­ning out of time to find that elu­sive some­thing that could just ‘float your boat’ at the River Fes­ti­val this week­end.

Come down to Junc­tion Park from 1–3pm. This will be a fun af­ter­noon for par­tic­i­pants and spec­ta­tors alike. Some of you may ac­tu­ally have a raft or some­thing re­sem­bling a raft, but it’s not essen­tial. How about the old trough, the fish­ing tinny or the kayak?

And I reckon there’d be a trac­tor tube or two ly­ing around that might just need a small patch. Re­mem­ber, any­thing goes as long as you can pad­dle it! Please re­mem­ber, ev­ery par­tic­i­pant must wear a life­jacket. Tor­pe­does may be avail­able at the gun shop!

Tug of war

BET­TER start eat­ing your spinach! From 4pm Satur­day the Tug of War will be on. Get your teams to­gether for a fun af­ter­noon. There is a max­i­mum of eight per team, with prizes for the win­ning adults’ and chil­dren’s teams.

En­ter­tain­ment

LO­CAL mu­sic will be a big at­trac­tion. Theodore’s got lots of tal­ent starts Satur­day af­ter­noon with an al­lTheodore Mu­sic crew.

The af­ter­noon starts with the Theodore State School Choir and Jes­sica and Danielle Gowlett from 1–2pm. Then from 2pm un­til 5pm with Joseph Maloney, Jim Can­non and Shane Andrews un­til 8pm, then Adrian Brown to mid­night. The bar starts at midday.

Fill your tummy

FOOD will be ev­ery­where – Barry Mundi will have his fish and chips van and the Li­ons of Theodore will have their world-fa­mous steak burg­ers.

The mul­ti­cul­tural eat street will be tak­ing place on Satur­day night from 5.30pm. Come and taste the di­ver­sity of Theodore.

There will be a wide va­ri­ety of in­ter­na­tional foods to sam­ple as you watch the sun set over the Daw­son River and lis­ten to lo­cal tal­ented mu­si­cians.

Best-kept se­cret

OUR Daw­son River Fes­ti­val did un­til now hold de­tails of a se­cret visitor. One Na­tion’s Pauline Han­son is set to visit Theodore and the River Fes­ti­val.

A large num­ber of lo­cals have men­tioned they in­tend to move away from the main­stream po­lit­i­cal par­ties for a va­ri­ety of rea­sons. Farm­ers are among the many feel­ing they have been let down. The times are not yet set in stone.

RUOK Day

RUOK Day is an event keenly sup­ported by Theodore Med­i­cal and just about ev­ery busi­ness and or­gan­i­sa­tion in Theodore.

It is be­ing held on Oc­to­ber 12 with cof­fee drops to lo­cal busi­nesses, then fit­ness ses­sions with Heidi Shoe­craft fol­low.

Guest speaker Doc­tor Love will hold ses­sions at the Lion’s Den for the ladies and later in the evening a men’s event with bar­be­cue at the Theodore Men’s Shed. Ev­ery­body is wel­come.

Ten­nis

THEODORE Ten­nis As­so­ci­a­tion has in the past few years held so­cial night ten­nis, but this year it’s go­ing back to the old days by start­ing a night-time com­pe­ti­tion. It’s hoped this will bring some en­thu­si­asm back into the club and pro­vide a fun so­cial at­mos­phere.

To kick­start the sea­son, a sign-on and in­for­ma­tion night will be held on Oc­to­ber 5 from 7pm. A sausage siz­zle and re­fresh­ments will be avail­able for pur­chase.

Any prospec­tive night ten­nis play­ers are in­vited to come along and nom­i­nate their teams. Play­ers will be re­quired to pay mem­ber­ship of $35 per adult and $17.50 per child up to and in­clud­ing 15 years. Mem­ber­ship pro­vides in­surance cov­er­age and af­fil­i­ates play­ers with Ten­nis Queens­land.

Ball fees will be $5 per per­son per night. More in­for­ma­tion will be sup­plied on the night. Bring along your rack­ets for some so­cial ten­nis as well. If you are un­able to be part of a team but would like to play, join the list of re­serve play­ers.

Games start Oc­to­ber 12.

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