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Connection through NSW Youth Week Events

By April 15, 2019 No Comments

Youth Week events are running right now Statewide in NSW until 18 April 2019 with over 900 events planned that are set to attract over 100,000 young people.

If you’re aged between 12 and 25, Youth Week is a great opportunity to share ideas, attend live events, have your voice heard on issues of concern to you, showcase your talents, celebrate your contribution to the community, take part in competitions and !

This year’s theme is ‘Coming Together to Connect, Share, Speak out and Celebrate’. The list of events in Country Education Foundation footprint NSW communities is certainly extensive, which is great to see!

A big congratulations to everyone who’s putting on these events in their own local communities to empassion our future generations!

Here’s an exciting list of events on in your local area that you can get young people involved in this hundreds of great events throughout the State.

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Where To Go In Your Area

 

BALRANALD

Balranald Street Chalk

Date & Time: Wednesday, 17 April 2019 @ 11am

Location: Balranald Art Gallery

Join the fun with decoration footpaths down the main street. Design, create & decorate!

 

COWRA

‘Paint It My Way’ Skate Deck Workshops

Date & Time: Monday 15 April 2019 @ 10am or 12:30pm

Location: Nguluway Room, Cowra Library, Darling Street, Cowra

Come along and Paint Your Own Skate Deck! These hands-on workshops will be presented by Kris Lear from 8aesthetix. The best designs will be selected to feature on the new murals at the Cowra Skate Park.

 

‘Paint It My Way’ Mural Painting Workshop

Date & Time: Tuesday, 16 April 2019 & Wednesday 17 April 2019 @ 10am – 3pm

Location: Cowra Skate Park, Binni Creek Road, Cowra

We’re rejuvenating the look of the Cowra Skate Park! Two free, interactive mural painting workshops are in on Youth Week – Tuesday 16th and Wednesday 17th April from 10am-3pm each day

 

Cowra Family Disco

Date & Time: Thursday 18 April 2019 @ 5pm to 7:30pm

Location: Cowra Civic Centre, Darling Street, Cowra

Free family disco available to families of children primary school age and under. Sausage sizzle BBQ, photo booth, live DJ. LiveBetter Family Connections and Ability Links NSW are hosting a Family Disco for the Cowra Community – Danielle with Zumba – Live DJ!

 

GUNNEDAH

Youth Week Film Festival: Drought Relief Fundraiser

Date & Time: Monday 15 April 2019 @ 6pm – 9pm

Location: Gunnedah Town Hall, Conadilly Street, Gunnedah

A family friendly event brought to you by the Gunnedah Youth Council, the GYC Drought Relief Film Festival Fundraiser will be an opportunity to get behind young regional film makers of the future and support local drought relief fundraising efforts! Proceeds go to Buy-a-bale.

 

Youth Leading The World Community Forum

Date & Time: Tuesday 16 April 2019 @ 12pm – 2pm

LOCATION: The Smithurst Theatre

Come and be part of a vision for a more sustainable Gunnedah Shire with the Youth Leading The World Community Forum! Youth Leading The World (YLTW) is a global sustainability movement started by OzGreen, that young people of the Gunnedah Shire are part of. Hosted by members of the Gunnedah Youth Council (GYC), this event allows for us all to be part of the solution to many sustainability issues in the region. There will be finger food, guest speakers, and some interactive activities to get people thinking. Free event, all are welcome! Come be part of this great event!

 

Beats Bass And Basketball

Date & Time: Wednesday 17 April 2019 @ 6pm – 9pm

Location: Judi Guest Basketball Stadium, South Street, Gunnedah

A free event recognising NSW Youth Week Hump Day and Youth Homelessness Awareness Day, GYC’s Beats, Bass and Basketball will feature a live DJ, basketball competition, free pizza, games and giveaways!

 

The Great Gunnedah Scavenger Hunt

Date & Time: Thursday 18 April 2019 @ 10am – 12pm

Location: Kitchener Oval, Conadilly Street, Gunnedah

A free, fun-filled day jam-packed with mysterious items to find, giveaways and Easter eggs galore, plus Bubble Soccer on the oval and a free sausage sizzle!

 

Nineties To Now Trivia Night!

Date & Time: Thursday 18 April 2019 @ 6pm – 9pm

Location: Gunnedah Town Hall, Conadilly Street, Gunnedah

Calling all 90’s and 00’s buffs of all ages! Test your Nineties to Now knowledge!

 

HARDEN

Inflatable Event

Date & Time: Tuesday 16 April 2019 @ 10am

Location: Roberts Park, Murrumburrah

Inflatable attractions will include a giant obstacle course, A Jurassic Adventure, a volleyball court, and a mechanical bull. A sausage sizzle lunch will also be included. The Yoga Tree will be conducting a class at 10.30 and The Hard Rock Gym will be running a Boxing Fitness class shortly after. There is plenty of room for a bit of touch, and small sided soccer games.

 

ORANGE

Cinema Under The Stars

Date & Time: Thursday 18 April 2019 @ 5:30pm

Location: Northcourt, cnr March and Peisley streets, Orange

Come and enjoy a night out with family and friends whilst watching Small Foot.

 

SHOALHAVEN

Teen Gym For High School Aged Students

Date & Time: Monday 15 April 2019 @ 2.30pm

Location: Bay & Basin Leisure Centre

 

Free Shooting Hoops – Basketball Skills Session

Date & Time: Tuesday 16 April 2019 @ 10am – 12.30pm

Location: Parramatta Park, East Nowra

Basketball Skills Session, 3 on 3 mini comp. BBQ lunch, prizes and giveaways.

 

Free Mind Body Soul – Youth Wellness Retreat

Date & Time:  Tuesday 16 April 2019 @ 11am – 2pm

Location: Nowra Library

Mind Body Soul – Youth Wellness Retreat

 

Printmaking And Patterns

Date & Time: Tuesday 16 April 2019 @ 12.30pm – 2.30pm

Location: Shoalhaven Regional Art Gallery

Explore printmaking techniques to create interesting patterns utilising the colours of autumn. You will build a collagraph plate using collage techniques, add colour then print your own artworks.

 

Handcrafted Art To Wear

Date & Time: Wednesday 17 April 2019 @ 12.30pm – 2.30pm

Location: Shoalhaven Regional Art Gallery

BYO white t-shirt and we will supply the rest. Create your own design using stencil paper, then learn how to use stencilling techniques to print onto your own t-shirt.

 

Teen Gym For High School Aged Students

Date & Time: Wednesday 17 April 2019 @ 2.30pm – 5.30pm

Location: Bay & Basin Leisure Centre

 

Free Cardboard Houses Construction

Date & Time: Wednesday 17 April 2019 @ 10.30am

Location: Caresouth Youth Support Service – 75 Moss Street, Nowra

Youth Homelessness Matters Day Activity & BBQ lunch.

 

Free Headspace Community Couch Surfing Billy Cart Race Event

Date & Time: Thursday 18 April 2019 @ 10am – 2pm

Location: PCYC Nowra

This a community event promoting collaboration, connectivity, community supports and pathways within our region for young people. The event encourages youth and community participation, decreasing stigma and increasing awareness around homelessness and its impacts.

 

SNOWY MONARO

Pop-Up Cinema, Nimmitabel

Date & Time: Monday 15 April 2019 @ 6pm

Location: Pioneers Hall, Nimmitabel

Free film screening on our GIANT 5 metre screen at the Nimmitabel Pioneers Hall. Family friendly event, free snacks provided!

 

Barefoot Bowls Cooma

Date & Time: Monday 15 April 2019, @ 10am

LOCATION: Cooma

Ever played barefoot bowls? Get a team together and come down for a FREE game. BBQ lunch provided.

 

Barefoot Bowls, Jindabyne

Date & Time: Tuesday 16 April 2019 @ 10am

LOCATION: Jindabyne Bowls Club

Ever played barefoot bowls? Now’s your chance! Get your friends together for a free game. Free BBQ lunch!

 

Drama Workshop

Date & Time: Tuesday 16 April 2019 @ 2pm

Location: The Hub Youth Centre

Passionate about the creative art of drama? Come along and learn some new things, play games and meet new people. Afternoon tea provided.

 

Mountain Bike Social Ride, Jindabyne

Date & Time: Wednesday 17 April 2019 @ 10am

Location: Banjo Patterson Car Park

Mountain bike social ride along the trails at Mt Gladstone. Learn new skills and meet new people. Free BBQ lunch. BYO bike and helmet! Meet at the Banjo Patterson carpark.

 

WALGETT

Games Day

Date & Time: Monday 15 April 2019 @ 9am

Location: Walgett Youth Centre

Challenge your friends and youth workers to Connect Four, Pick Up Sticks, Guess Who and loads more games. Display your skills to win!

 

Arts and Craft

Date & Time: Monday 15 April 2019 @ 9am

Location: Lightning Ridge ACFC

Let’s unearth our upcoming artists and those with a special talent! A wide variety of art mediums, paints, crafts, wood art, string art, waste to art, and graphic art. All on offer at this event lunch and drinks free for all. Art resources supplied.

 

Arts and Craft

Date & Time: Monday 15 April 2019 @ 9am

Location: Collarenebri Youth Centre

Let’s unearth our upcoming artists and those with a special talent! A wide variety of art mediums, paints, crafts, wood art, string art, waste to art, and graphic art. All on offer at this event lunch and drinks free for all. Art resources supplied.

 

Minute To Win It

Date & Time: Tuesday 16 April 2019 @ 9am

LOCATION: Collarenebri Youth centre

What can you do in a minute? You’ll have a minute to win it! Fantastic prizes up for grabs. Free lunch, free drinks and other goodies!

 

Bush First Aid

Date & Time: Tuesday 16 April 2019 @ 9am

Location: Walgett Youth Centre

Back to the bush, with basic first aid.

 

Lightning Ridge Fab Fest

Date & Time: Tuesday 16 April 2019 @ 10am

Location: Spider Brown Oval Lightning Ridge

22 services supporting this event! Live band, free entry, free food, games, aboriginal arts/workshops, martial arts performance, live drama set, Korean traditional foods/dance/celebrations, youth health checks and more!

 

Collarenebri Youth Fab Fest

Date & Time: Wednesday 17 April 2019 @ 9am

Location: Collarenebri Youth centre

22 services supporting this event! Live band, free entry, free food, games, aboriginal arts/workshops, martial arts performance, live drama set, Korean traditional foods/dance/celebrations, youth health checks and more!

 

Cultural Connect

Date & Time: Wednesday 17 April 2019 @ 9am

Location: Collarenebri Youth Centre

Aboriginal Artist Josh McCormick (of JBM Artworx) will be facilitating workshops in art, Didgeridoo and supported by our local Aboriginal Girls dance troop.

 

Touch Footy

Date & Time: Wednesday 17 April 2019 @ 9am

Location: Lightning Ridge ACFC

Touch footy comp. Teams sorted on the day claim the title. Give-aways food and refreshments free to all.

 

Walgett Youth Fab Fest

Date & Time: Thursday 18 April 2019 @ 10am

Location: Grey Park Walgett

22 services supporting this event! Live band, free entry, free food, games, aboriginal arts/workshops, martial arts performance, live drama set, Korean traditional foods/dance/celebrations, youth health checks and more!

 

Blue Light Disco

Date & Time: Thursday 18 April 2019 @ 6pm

Location: Walgett PCYC

Featuring DJ Jordo! Don’t miss this free event. It’s going to be the biggest disco of the year, with competitions, a dance off as well as free food and refreshments.

 

Minute To Win It

Date & Time: Thursday 18 April 2019 @ 9am

Location: Lightning ridge ACFC

What can you do in a minute? You’ll have a minute to win it! Fantastic prizes up for grabs. Free lunch, free drinks and other goodies!

 

Drone Demonstration

Date & Time: Thursday 18 April 2019 @ 11:30am

Location: Grey Park Walgett

Council’s planning department will be staging workshops in the parks around knowing and learning about the newest fad: drones. Come and try day – see the capabilities! Ask questions and receive answers from the pros!!

 

Create Your Own Pizza

Date & Time: Tuesday 23 April 2019 @ 9am

LOCATION: Lightning Ridge ACFC

This is your opportunity to show off your skills in the kitchen, share ideas and create the ‘Master’ pizza. Free for all.

 

Challenge Board Games

Date & Time: Tuesday 23 April 2019 @ 9am

Location: Lightning Ridge ACFC

Challenge your friends and youth workers to Connect Four, Pick Up Sticks, Guess Who and loads more games. Display your skills to win!

 

Cultural Connect Workshop

Date & Time: Tuesday 23 April 2019 @ 9am

Location: Walgett Youth Centre

Aboriginal Artist Josh McCormick (of JBM Artworx) will be facilitating workshops in art, Didgeridoo and supported by our local Aboriginal Girls dance troop.

 

Indoor Fun and Games

Date & Time: Tuesday 23 April 2019 @ 9am

Location: Collarenebri Youth Centre

Challenge your friends and youth workers to Connect Four, Pick Up Sticks, Guess Who and loads more games. Display your skills to win!

 

Basic Bush First Aid

Date & Time: Wednesday 24 April 2019 @ 9am

LOCATION: Collarenebri Youth Centre

Bush health survival methods.

 

Cultural Connect Workshop

Date & Time: Wednesday 24 April 2019 @ 9am

Location: Lightning ridge ACFC

Aboriginal Artist Josh McCormick (of JBM Artworx) will be facilitating workshops in art, Didgeridoo and supported by our local Aboriginal Girls dance troop.

 

Movie And Pizza Day

Date & Time: Wednesday 24 April 2019 @ 9am

LOCATION: Walgett Youth Centre

This is your opportunity to show off your skills in the kitchen, share ideas and create the ‘Master’ pizza. Free for all.

 

Chill Out Day

Date & Time: Friday 26 April 2019 @ 9am

Location: Walgett Youth Centre

Time is now to kick back: eat, talk, chat, relax. Free event and encouragement to Chillax!

 

Chill Out Day

Date & Time: Friday 26 April 2019 @ 9am

Location: Lightning Ridge ACFC

Time is now to kick back: eat, talk, chat, relax. Free event and encouragement to Chillax!

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