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BEGA VALLEY KIDS NEWSLETTER

SUMMER 2016

Summer holidays are here again. Time to refresh, relax, recharge for the coming year!

In this issue you'll find activities for families as well as news from various service providers in the Bega Valley.
 


Wishing you and your family all the best for the summer,

from the Bega Valley Child & Family Network

KID FRIENDLY EVENTS & ACTIVITIES

VISIT A NATIONAL PARK THIS SUMMER


Did you know there are more than 11 National Parks & Reserves in our area?

Click here for a list

Book in for special guided tours and activities...
Download the Summer Discovery Program
WilderQuest Junior paleontologist: Tathra
3.30pm – 5.30pm Thursday 12 January 2017
Tathra

Want to have some WilderQuest fun? Help search for aquatic mini-beasts in Tathra, on the NSW south coast. Some of these critters are even older than dinosaurs!

More Info & Bookings
Amazing jellyfish snorkel

2pm - 4pm Thursday 5 January 2017
Bournda National Park

Summer's a great time to get into the water and discover our coastal underwater gems. Come along to this great event in Bournda National Park.

More Info & Bookings

Carols in the Pavilion
with The Choir of St James’

 
8 – 9.30pm Saturday 17 December 2016
Windsong Pavilion, Four Winds Rd, Bermagui
Experience a peaceful, inspirational evening of Carols in the Pavilion with one of Australia’s oldest professional choirs, the renowned Choir of St James’. Recently returned from a tour of Europe under the directorship of Warren Trevelyan-Jones, the Choir of St James’ are making a special visit to Barragga Bay to present a concert of choral music for Christmas in the Windsong Pavilion at Four Winds.

ADULTS $40  16yrs & UNDER $20. Bookings Essential. Bar/Tea/Coffee from 7pm.

CLICK HERE TO MAKE YOUR BOOKING

NEW YEAR'S EVE

31 December  Ford Oval Merimbula

Thinking of enjoying New Years Eve in Merimbula?

Celebrate with fireworks shows and live music - none are more spectacular than Merimbula’s family friendly ‘Fire in the Sky’ at Ford Oval. Gates open at 5pm with shows for the kids and food stalls. There’s an early fireworks show at 9:30pm ahead of the midnight finale.

STOP MOTION WORKSHOP

Ages 12+

10.30am - 3.30pm 9 January 2017
Bega Library
Zingel Place Bega 
Register here

10:30 am – 3:30 pm 18 January 2017
Eden Library
Mitchell Street, Eden
Register here

Learn the basics of stop motion animation including scriptwriting, storyboards, camera work, lighting, editing and sound using the latest digital technology. Bring your lunch, water bottle, sturdy footwear and a hat. For kids 12 years and over.
FREE -

MARSHMALLOW CHALLENGE - TECH EXPO

Ages 10+
11:00 am – 12:00 pm 11 January 2017
Tura Marrang Library & Community Centre
15 Tura Beach Drive, Tura Beach 
Register here

11:00 am – 12:00 pm 16 January 2017
Bermagui Library
3-5 Bunga Street, Bermagui
Register here

Experience the thrill of project management and teamwork in this unique workshop! This hands-on, fun workshop will be hosted by Simone Huigen, one of our region's most skilled IT Project Managers and developer of the Buzz What's On App. For ages 10+

FREE

MAKE A BIRD FEEDER

Ages 7+

10:30 am – 11:30 am 16 January 2017
Bermagui Library
3-5 Bunga Street, Bermagui
Register here

10:30 am – 11:30 am 19 January 2017
Eden Library
Mitchell Street, Eden
 Register here

Be an environmental hero and make a bird feeder to attract local birdlife. Using recycled materials you will construct a feeder to hang in your garden at home – your feathered friends will love it! For children aged 7 years and over.

We ask for a gold coin donation for materials.

PILOT A DRONE

Ages 10+

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm 11 January 2017
Tura Marrang Library & Community Centre
15 Tura Beach Drive, Tura Beach 
Register here


12:00 pm – 2:00 pm Mon. 16 January 2017
Bermagui Library
3-5 Bunga Street, Bermagui
Register here


Have a go at flying a drone! You can use our small but highly capable drones in this free one-hour workshop. For ages 10+
FREE

FUNKY FOAM FUN


Ages 7+

10:30 am – 11:30 am 19 January 2017
Bega Library
Zingel Place, Bega
Register here

We have Funky Foam Fun craft and you can choose what to make! Choose from a sun visor, flowers or maybe you’d like to make a ‘Do Not Disturb’ sign for your bedroom door! For ages 7 years and over.

We ask for gold coin donation for materials.

BEGA SHOW

17 - 19 February 2017 Bega Showground

Entertainment is outstanding with Elijay’s Freestyle Bikje Stunt Show (daily), demolition derby (Sunday), fireworks (Friday) and so much more.

Get filthy while you have fun in the Thornleigh & Mudd Monsters Obstacle Park! There are three sessions daily.

In the show ring see our best beasts, hacks and trotters and on the grounds you can see street theatre, a pet show, oyster shucking, shearing, wood chop and much more. There are also rides for the kids, show bags and market stalls.

The Bega Agricultural, Pastoral & Horticultural Society has been serving the community since 1871.

Camping is available.

begashow.asn.au/bega-show-2

COBARGO FOLK FESTIVAL

24 - 26 February 2017 Cobargo Showground

The three day event attracts performers from all over the world and is widely described as the best little folk festival in the country. Over 200 performers and thousands of fans from all over Australia converge on the picturesque village to celebrate, camp and share music through performance and workshops

Camping and amenities are provided for ticket holders (at just $25!) and kids are well catered for with a range of musical activities, stories and craft.

www.cobargofolkfestival.com

MORE SUMMER HOLIDAY IDEAS


www.merimbulatourism.com.au/things-to-do/family/
  • Boardwalk and Top Lake Boat Hire Merimbula
  • Top Fun Merimbula
  • Magic Mountain Merimbula
  • Old School Museum Merimbula
  • Picture Show Man Cinema Merimbula
  • Merimbula Aquarium
  • Mandeni Family Fun Park Tura Beach
  • Oaklands Farm Animal Barn and Trail Rides Pambula
  • Sapphire Coast Marine Discovery Centre Eden
  • Killer Whale Museum Eden
  • Bega Cheese Heritage Centre Bega
  • Brogo Wilderness Canoes Brogo
  • Montreal Goldfields Bermagui
  • Read a book
  • Walk the dog
  • Draw a picture
  • Make a movie
  • Build a sandcastle
  • Do a puzzle
  • Paint a rock
  • Bake a cake...

GRANTS & OPPORTUNITIES

$10,000 YOUNG REGIONAL SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM NOW OPEN


Artists and arts workers aged 18-25 years across the region are being urged to apply for a $10,000 Young Regional Artist Scholarship (YRAS) to help reach their career goals.

Member for Bega Andrew Constance today said the YRAS program will invest in 100 scholarships to the value of $1 million in total over four years, and hopes to see the initiative unearth talent across our region.

“This scholarship program provides an enormous leg-up to talented youth who are dedicated to their art and want to connect with renowned art organisations and training opportunities,” Mr Constance said.

“This program is fostering the next generation of regional artists and helping them to develop their career path.

“Our region is renowned for artistic talent and I encourage our young artists to apply for this career-changing opportunity.”

Minister for the Arts Troy Grant said he designed the scholarship program to cover all art forms to help young regional artists develop their careers through skill development opportunities.
 
“This program gives young regional NSW artists and arts and cultural workers the opportunity to pursue a self-directed professional development program and meet leaders in their art form,” Mr Grant said.
 
“I have been blown away by the achievements of the YRAS Alumni to date and I look forward to further talent being uncovered through this NSW Government program.”
 
Local artists and arts workers can apply from any art form, including dance, design, digital arts, history, Aboriginal arts, literature, music, theatre, screen and the visual arts to apply for this terrific opportunity.
The scholarships are available to fund activities including mentorships or internships, residencies, short-term courses and workshops, travel and the creation of new work.
For the purpose of this scholarship, regional NSW is defined as Local Government Areas outside the metropolitan and metropolitan fringe of Sydney, Newcastle and Wollongong.
 
Round Two of the NSW Young Regional Artist Scholarships for 2016-17 is open until Monday, 20 February 2017.
 
For more on the application process, assessment and eligibility criteria, go to www.arts.nsw.gov.au or email arts.funding@arts.nsw.gov.au

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