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Strathbogi­e celebrates Seniors Week

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Strathbogi­e Shire Council’s Victorian Seniors Festival Reimagined kicked off last week.

Held throughout October events include: • Mindful Movement sessions; Friday October 8; various times and locations;

• Treasure or Trash valuation stall; Sunday October 10; Avenel Market, 10am to 1pm; • Local History Day; Friday, October 15; various times and locations;

• Water, Wines, Wetlands & Walks; Wednesday, October 20; Tahbilk Winery;

• Come and Try sports sessions; Thursday, October 21; various times and locations; and • Wildflower Walk; Monday, October 25; Euroa

Arboretum; 10am to 12pm.

The program of events also features an on-screen talk at the Avenel Golf Clubrooms with Australian author John Doyle.

Doyle aka Rampaging Roy Slaven is an Australian icon who created the character Roy Slaven in 1985, alongside H.G. Nelson.

His new book Blessed follows one year in the life of the boy who would become Roy, who, even at the age of 15 knew he was destined for greatness, but just had to get through high school.

Doyle will be streamed live on a big screen on the lawns at the Violet Town Community Centre and guests will get an opportunit­y to ask a question. For those who can’t make it on the day, this event will be live streamed on YouTube.

Strathbogi­e Shire Council Mayor Chris Raeburn said the festival was a great way for seniors to get out and enjoy themselves.

“Whether you’re interested in trying something new or having a nice time out, there’s something for everyone to enjoy,” Cr Raeburn said.

● People are asked to register their attendance for the events because of the current limits on numbers via www.strathbogi­e. vic.gov.au/community/communityr­esources/seniors-festival

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