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What's Happening March - May 2018


LIBRARY LIBRARIES SCHOOL HOLIDAYS Discover science secrets with Science Alive. Join in the high energy show and uncover the amazing mysterious facts of electricity, heat and explosive energy at your local library. Tuesday 17 and Thursday 19 April All libraries. Free, bookings essential. For ages 8-12 years. LEGO CLUB Do you love building with Lego? Come along to Girrawheen Library’s new Lego Club! All Lego supplied and lots of ideas and building tips too. Fortnightly on a Wednesday during school terms Beginning Wednesday 2 May 2018 3.30pm-4.30pm, Girrawheen Library, 6 Patrick Court, Girrawheen. Free, ages 5+ years. Clarkson 9407 1600 Girrawheen 9342 8844 Wanneroo 9405 5940 Yanchep/Two Rocks 9561 1110 FREE FREE TRACE YOUR FAMILY TREE SPECIAL EVENT Preserving and digitising precious family documents. Come along to an informative and interactive session on how to care for precious family papers and photos, and learn how to conserve your items through digitising them. Saturday 5 May 2018 1.30pm-3.30pm, Wanneroo Library, 3 Rocca Way, Wanneroo. Cost $20, all ages welcome. LIBRARY PUBLIC HOLIDAY HOURS Please note the below closures and enquire about our 24/7 eResources. 5 March Labour Day - closed 29 March Good Friday - closed 30 March Saturday - closed 31 March Easter Monday - closed 25 April Anzac Day - closed Book events online at and click on Library Events NATIONAL SIMULTANEOUS STORYTIME As part of Library and Information Week, the City of Wanneroo will join with other libraries, schools and children’s centres across Australia to deliver National Simultaneous Storytime - a vibrant, fun event that aims to promote the value of reading and literacy using an Australian children’s book. Wednesday 23 May 2018 10am-11am, Girrawheen Library, 6 Patrick Court, Girrawheen. Free. FREE HISTORY HERITAGE AND MUSEUMS Enquiries and bookings 9405 5920 NATIONAL TRUST HERITAGE FESTIVAL EVENTS COCKMAN HOUSE Cockman House is open every Sunday afternoon. FREE Take a picnic, enjoy the beautiful grounds, old-fashioned games and the restored historic house which gives a fascinating insight into one of Wanneroo’s earliest pioneering families. Sunday afternoons / 2pm-5pm Cockman House, Ocean Reef Road, Woodvale. Free, gold coin donation appreciated, suitable for all ages. Hands-on Heritage Come and visit one of Wanneroo’s historic gems for an afternoon of hands-on heritage fun. Learn some old fashioned skills, try your hand at some vintage games and cast yourself back in time to the Old Wanneroo Schoolhouse! Sunday 6 May / 1pm-4pm Buckingham House, 10 Neville Drive, Wanneroo. Free, suitable for all ages. FREE Noongar Bush Tucker Walk Explore Noongar Boodja on the shores of Lake Joondalup with an Aboriginal guide from Bindi Bindi Dreaming and learn how Noongar people use plants for bush tucker and medicines. Saturday 12 May / 9.30am-11.30am Meet at Wanneroo Recreation Centre, 275 Scenic Drive, Wanneroo. Cost $10 and includes morning tea. Bookings via noongarbushtuckerwanneroo. (limited numbers) The Good Oil Olives have played a major role in Wanneroo’s market gardening past and continue to be produced with awardwinning results. Learn how olive growing and olive oil manufacturing developed, followed by a delicious tasting session. Wednesday 16 May / 1.30pm-3.30pm Wanneroo Regional Museum 3 Rocca Way, Wanneroo. Free, bookings required 9405 5920. FREE ( 14 ) CITY OF WANNEROO

CREATIVE ARTS AND EXHIBITIONS NORTHERN PERSPECTIVES 2018 Imogen Jackson, St Stephen’s, Duncraig 2016. Entries are open for the popular City of Wanneroo Community Art Awards and Exhibition, a major feature of the City’s cultural calendar. Clarkson artist Janey Emery was an overwhelming crowd favourite in the City of Wanneroo’s Community Art Awards and Exhibition last year - taking out the People’s Choice Award with her wonderful acrylic and oil painting, Harewood Forest. The exhibition provides the opportunity for semi-professional and professional artists, first time exhibitors and hobbyists from the City of Wanneroo and those from the wider Western Australian arts An outstanding opportunity for WA high school art students to be able to exhibit their artwork in a world class gallery space. This exhibition is open to Year 11 and 12 students from the Cities of Wanneroo, Joondalup and Stirling. 2018 COMMUNITY ART AWARDS AND EXHIBITION community to enter and showcase their works. The exhibition has been a major feature of the City’s cultural calendar since 2001 and is a very popular event for the local community made evident by the record number of City of Wanneroo residents entering last year, with 93 of the 230 entries made by local members of the community. Entrants will be eligible to win from a $16,800 prize pool and potentially sell their artwork. Entries close when 230 entries have been received, or at 4pm on Friday 6 April 2018. FREE Exhibiting until 29 March 2018 10am-4pm Monday to Saturday. Closed Sundays and public holidays. Gallery, Wanneroo Library and Cultural Centre, 3 Rocca Way, Wanneroo. Free entry, enquiries 9405 5920. The online entry form is available at artawardsentryform Visitors can also enjoy the chance to vote for their personal favourite in the People’s Choice Award category. Exhibiting 12 May to 22 June 2018 10am-4pm, Monday to Saturday. Gallery, Wanneroo Library and Cultural Centre, 3 Rocca Way, Wanneroo. Entry to view the exhibition is free. Enquiries 9405 5920 or email Take a virtual tour of the 2017 exhibition by visiting 2017 Open Award winner - Ian Kay, Loewy Train. 2017 People’s Choice winner - Janey Emery, Harewood Forest. 2017 Best Resident winner - Susan Hoy, The Promise of a Sea Breeze. ( 15 ) WANNEROO.WA.GOV.AU