School concert gets toes tapping
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.