Sum­mer reading and a street party

Southern Riverina news - - RURAL OUTLOOK - Mar­i­anne Whe­lan

The Na­tional Sum­mer Reading Club will re­turn to the Ber­ri­gan Li­brary and online at sum­mer­read­ing­

This event takes place in more than 1000 li­braries across the coun­try.

Cre­ated for chil­dren be­tween 5 and 12 years, the Sum­mer Reading Club is a free pro­gram that in­stils a love of li­braries and reading.

This year’s theme, Cu­ri­ous Crea­tures, en­cour­ages young read­ers to dis­cover new worlds through reading and online.

Come to the street party this Fri­day on the li­brary lawn to reg­is­ter and have fun with other ac­tiv­i­ties.

The Christ­mas Mar­ket Night/Car­ols will be held this Fri­day.

This year the Car­ols will also be held on the same night as the mar­ket night.

There will be stalls, the Red Cross Ex­trav­a­ganza and plenty of en­ter­tain­ment for the chil­dren in­clud­ing a pie eat­ing com­pe­ti­tion.

As al­ways the main street will be closed to traf­fic.

There will be ta­bles and chairs for the pub­lic (although please bring your chair if you can) to en­joy a meal, drink and en­ter­tain­ment.

Of course Santa will be mak­ing an ap­pear­ance and looks for­ward to see­ing ev­ery­one there.

This year at the Mar­ket Night a new com­pe­ti­tion called ‘The Voice’ will take place be­tween 6pm and 7pm.

It is open to all ages and abil­i­ties and there are prizes to be won.

For more in­for­ma­tion and to book your spot, please phone Damien Tay­lor on 0416 426 367.

Free gen­tle ex­er­cises are held ev­ery Mon­day and Wed­nes­day from 10.15am to 11am at the Madill Cen­tre.

Co-or­di­na­tor is Beth Tre­warne and she would love to see you there.

If you have any ques­tions about the class please give Beth a ring on 5885 2797.

Wendy and Chantelle Hen­der­son are busy putting their Christ­mas lights up, get­ting ready for the fes­tive sea­son.

The BDDA would love to see as many houses lit up this year.

There will be prizes for busi­ness, best light­ing, best dec­o­rated and en­cour­age­ment awards.

These awards will be an­nounced at the Daw­mac/Lions Club Com­mu­nity Break­fast on Satur­day, De­cem­ber 22.

The break­fast event is free, and all that is re­quired is your at­ten­dance to make it a won­der­ful gath­er­ing.

Ama­roo Ladies Aux­il­iary has a bas­ket in IGA for dona­tions to­wards a Christ­mas ham­per, which will be drawn on De­cem­ber 12 at lunch.

In the past six months the aux­il­iary has pur­chased trol­leys for the Curtin Wing, and blood pres­sure ma­chines on stands for the hos­tel.

Your dona­tions will go to­wards a very good cause.

A great night was held last Sun­day night for the Se­nior Cit­i­zens’ Christ­mas Party hosted by the Lions Club.

Guests were treated to a two course meal and en­ter­tain­ment by Colleen Rock­liff.

Thank you to ev­ery­one who at­tended to make the evening a great night.

The next film af­ter­noon will be held next Tues­day, De­cem­ber 11 in the li­brary meet­ing room at 1.30pm.

‘The Book­shop’ is about Florence Green, a free-spir­ited widow, who puts grief be­hind her and risks ev­ery­thing to open up a book­shop — the first such shop in the sleepy sea­side town of Hard­bor­ough, Eng­land. But this mini so­cial rev­o­lu­tion soon brings her fierce en­e­mies.

The movie stars Emily Mor­timer, Pa­tri­cia Clark­son and Bill Nighy.

Sym­pa­thy is ex­tended to Gwenda and the ex­tended McNa­mara fam­ily on the pass­ing of Tony McNa­mara last week.

Tony is a well known lo­cal iden­tity around the Rive­rina and re­cently re­tired to the area with his wife Gwenda. Tony was farewelled at a fu­neral at St Columba’s last Mon­day and was laid to rest at the Ber­ri­gan Lawn Ceme­tery.

Cather­ine and John O’Dwyer at the Se­nior Ci­ti­zen’s Christ­mas Party.

Edna Hock­ing and Joan Crew en­joy­ing the Se­nior Ci­ti­zen’s Christ­mas Party.

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