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What's Happening March - May 2018


YOUTH NATIONAL YOUTH WEEK - MARKET AND COMMUNITY EVENT Youth Week is an annual celebration of the positive contribution of young people within Western Australia. City of Wanneroo Youth Services will be supporting the delivery of a youth market and community event at the Girrawheen Hub, Saturday 21 April from 10am to 2pm. The event has been planned and organised by young people aged 12-25 years who live within the City of Wanneroo. The community event is a fantastic opportunity to showcase the talents of young people within the community and will include market stalls, fun activities and entertainment for all to enjoy. For more information, please visit our website School Holiday Activities The City of Wanneroo offers school holiday programs to support the interests and needs of young people within the community. Follow the City of Wanneroo Youth Facebook page to keep updated on school holiday programs, youth activities and outreach services Don’t forget to check out the City’s School Holiday Activities page to see what’s on offer schoolholidayactivities Youth Centres Youth Centres provide a safe place for young people, encouraging them to get involved in urban artwork workshops, healthy cooking classes, skate park sessions and enjoy social and recreational activities including pool competitions, video games, sports, arts and crafts. Qualified Youth Services Officers provide support, life skills programs and referral on a range of issues impacting young people. HELLO MEET THE AUTHOR - AN AFTERNOON WITH ANNA JACOBS Don’t miss the chance to meet this esteemed author who has written over 80 titles. Meet other readers or bring your fellow book club members to this literary event of the year as Anna takes you behind the scenes in her writing life and takes questions from the audience. Anna lives in Western Australia and the UK, and uses her love of both countries to produce powerfully written historical and modern stories. She produces three novels a year and is totally addicted to story-telling. Anna is the fourth most borrowed author of adult fiction at City of Wanneroo libraries, the same ranking she achieved across all UK libraries in 2015/16. Thursday 3 May 2018 / 5pm-7pm (Book signing from 5pm for a 5.30pm start) Great Court, Wanneroo Library and Cultural Centre, 3 Rocca Way, Wanneroo. Refreshments provided. Entry is free, bookings are essential via annajacobswanneroo. ( 12 ) CITY OF WANNEROO

100,000 VISITORS AND COUNTING More than 100,000 people have visited the Wanneroo Regional Museum since it opened in 2009. Wanneroo Regional Museum has notched up an impressive milestone, welcoming more than 100,000 visitors through its doors. The museum opened in the Wanneroo Library and Cultural Centre in late 2009, giving the community the opportunity to travel through time via a range of interactive displays and exhibits. Mayor Tracey Roberts said the milestone was achieved just prior to Christmas last year, with the museum averaging more than 1,000 visitors each month. “It’s fantastic that more than 100,000 people had seen what the Wanneroo Regional Museum has to offer,” Mayor Roberts said. “Wanneroo has such a unique history, and our museum certainly paints the picture of what life was like for our traditional owners, early settlers and pioneers.” Exciting projects planned for 2018: It’s All About the Past Little ones will learn about Wanneroo’s past through songs, stories, crafts and exploring. Ages 2-5 years. Spaces limited so arrive early. Every Monday / 10am-11am during school term. The Way Wanneroo Was Featuring landmarks in the Wanneroo townsite. (April school holidays) Now That’s Entertainment: The Dances and Picture Show in Wanneroo Featuring film based activities. (July school holidays) MUSEUM Wanneroo Remembers: The Centenary of Armistice Commemorating the centenary of the Armistice that ended the First World War. (October/November) See page 14 for more Heritage events. SENIORS GROWING OLD LIVING DANGEROUSLY The Growing Old and Living Dangerously (GOLD) program provides a range of exciting and challenging activities for residents aged 50 years and over. Enjoy a variety of upcoming activities such as boot scooting, a bus tour to York, ‘Senior Moments’ comedy show at the State Theatre Centre of WA, art classes and much more. You will need to register as a member to participate in GOLD activities. All fitness levels are welcomed. Please contact 9405 5000 or email TRAVEL GET ON BOARD - PUBLIC TRANSPORT Do you want to catch public transport but don’t know where to start? Get On Board will help you take your first step. This new free initiative is part of the City of Wanneroo’s Age-Friendly Strategy and is for people over the age of 55 who would like to learn more about: • Planning a bus or train route • Connecting to people and places Register yourself or join with a family member or friend. To register or for more information contact the City of Wanneroo 9405 5000. ( 13 ) WANNEROO.WA.GOV.AU