School con­cert gets toes tap­ping

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A rous­ing open­ing num­ber from St Peter’s Coleam­bally and St Joseph’s Jer­ilderie school bands en­sured au­di­ence mem­bers at the com­bined Catholic schools’ con­cert last Wed­nes­day were tap­ping their toes from the open­ing note at the Fin­ley RS Club.

Un­der the di­rec­tion of the Aus­tralian School for Per­form­ing Arts and their class teach­ers, stu­dents from Coleam­bally, Jer­ilderie, Fin­ley, Tocumwal and Urana have been prac­tis­ing song, dance and in­stru­men­tal pieces all term.

Dur­ing the con­cert, each school per­formed in­di­vid­ual items as well as com­bin­ing with other schools.

The fact the schools came to­gether so seam­lessly, given that re­hearsals im­me­di­ately pre­ced­ing the con­cert were the first time stu­dents from all schools had the op­por­tu­nity to prac­tice to­gether, was a tes­ta­ment to the amount of work from stu­dents and teach­ers dur­ing the term.

It was won­der­ful to see sev­eral of the chil­dren step out of their com­fort zone and per­form so­los dur­ing the day.

Stu­dents sang a wide range of songs from African tribal songs through to an up­lift­ing ren­di­tion of Hood­winked that had the youngest mem­bers of the au­di­ence join­ing in.

Last Wed­nes­day saw the Fin­ley Unit­ing Church com­mu­nity en­joy a sausage siz­zle in Memo­rial Park and while num­bers were small ev­ery­one en­joyed a feed and a friendly chat.

The church has de­cided to see if it can get an­other date for its street stall, hope­fully the end of Oc­to­ber or early Novem­ber.

Friend­ship morn­ing will be held at the Church hall, Tues­day Oc­to­ber 11 from 10am. As al­ways all are wel­come to come along and join in the fel­low­ship and light lun­cheon.

Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 20 from 1.30pm is the time and date for the next Crazy Whist day in the Church hall; as al­ways ev­ery­one is wel­come to come along and join in this great af­ter­noon of fun and fel­low­ship.

Bee Hive group is ev­ery Tues­day at 1.30pm. This is a BYO, craft group and has been meet­ing now for more than 20 years. Ev­ery­one is wel­come.

The Save the Fin­ley War Memo­rial Hall Inc. held a street stall last week to help in the con­tin­u­ing fundrais­ing ac­tiv­i­ties.

A wide se­lec­tion of good­ies was avail­able in­clud­ing de­li­cious cakes, bis­cuits, jams and spreads and beau­ti­ful se­lec­tion of knit­ted items.

Raf­fle tick­ets are still avail­able for the $100 voucher to Hong Loch Chi­nese Restau­rant, ei­ther dine in or take­away.

Don’t for­get this Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 6 from 8.30am the com­mu­nity mar­ket in the War Memo­rial hall.

Come along and en­joy a de­li­cious ba­con and egg sand­wich, Devon­shire tea or cof­fee.

Set up a stall, buskers are wel­come, and chil­dren can busk or set up stalls for free if for a spe­cific cause or project.

Fin­ley Life Ball is hav­ing a ball of a time meet­ing each Tues­day at the Fin­ley War Memo­rial hall from 10am to 11am. They are now the proud own­ers of all their equip­ment, net­ball posts, balls, and guernseys. They are grate­ful to the De­niliquin club for the loan of equip­ment to get them started.

They now also have a res­i­dent um­pire, Le­ola Davis, which gives Faye Stubbs, the Fin­ley founder, a chance to get on and have a game.

New mem­bers are al­ways wel­come so why not get down to the hall pay your $3 and have a great time.

The Fin­ley Li­brary’s monthly movie day proved to be a great suc­cess last Fri­day for the screen­ing of ‘ The Guernsey Lit­er­ary and Potato Peel Pie So­ci­ety’.

Li­brar­ian Ros was thrilled with the turn out of more than 20 peo­ple.

To­day is the first of the Kids Hol­i­day ac­tiv­ity days from 10.30am where chil­dren will be mak­ing Dream­catch­ers. Call Ros at the li­brary for book­ing and don’t for­get next Wed­nes­day the ac­tiv­ity will be macrame´. Please phone Ros or call into the li­brary to book a place.

The Fin­ley Bowl­ing Club AGM was ad­journed to this Tues­day from 7pm and all mem­bers are asked to at­tend.

The club’s next raf­fle night fundraiser will be held Fri­day, Oc­to­ber 19 and will ben­e­fit the Com­mu­nity Gym.

Com­ing up this Satur­day from 7pm is the Bathurst 1000 Cal­cutta, so don’t miss out on the fun.

Jenny Tar­rant will be hold­ing a street stall Fri­day, Oc­to­ber 12 from 8.30am to raise funds for the Can­cer Coun­cil.

In­cluded will be the be­gin­ning of a raf­fle with the prize of $100 be­ing paid off your next elec­tric­ity bill.

Come along and scoop up some gor­geous good­ies and goods.

Keep an eye on the col­umn for the up­com­ing Pink Rib­bon Day event.

Fin­ley Angli­can Church Fete will be held Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 13 from 8.30am in the Church grounds and all are wel­come to join.

An ex­cel­lent op­por­tu­nity is start­ing soon at TAFE NSW Fin­ley for who would like to learn more about the com­puter.

Cer­tifi­cate I Busi­ness will pro­vide skills in op­er­at­ing your per­sonal com­puter, key­board­ing and ba­sic spread­sheets and cre­at­ing word doc­u­ments.

All you need is a USB thumb drive, pa­per, pen and a folder and be avail­able each Tues­day from 9.30am to 3pm.

This course starts Oc­to­ber 16 and will con­clude De­cem­ber 11, when you will be feel­ing more con­fi­dent with your com­puter skills. The course is fee free. Please call 131 601 for more in­for­ma­tion.

I would like to take this op­por­tu­nity to thank Anne Free­stone and Kirstie Ch­esworth for their con­tri­bu­tion to this week’s From Fin­ley.

Lau­rie Lu­cas, Marj Kable, Pa­tri­cia Boyd and Shirley Gray at the Save the Fin­ley War Memo­rial Hall street stall.

Movie go­ers gathered at the li­brary to en­joy a great af­ter­noon and movie.

St Joseph’s, Fin­ley stu­dent Elivija Har­ris at the Catholic schools’ con­cert.

St Joseph's, Fin­ley stu­dents (from left) Aniq Alam and An­gus Brockie at the con­cert.

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