FRESH

It’s on for young and old this April, with a new month-long program of talks, workshops and events designed to bring the community together.

FRESH: Ideas. Insights. Perspectives. combines the traditional Seniors Festival (4-15 April) and Youth Week (13-22 April) celebrations to create an intergenerational schedule of activities for millennials through to baby boomers and beyond. The broad range of events throughout April includes bird watching, skateboarding and parkour workshops, a Mumbai street food feast, zine-making, spoon carving more.

“Wagga Wagga is a diverse community and the concept behind FRESH is to bring people of different ages, backgrounds and cultures together,” Wagga Wagga City Council’s Director Community Janice Summerhayes said. “Some events traditionally would have fallen under Seniors Festival or Youth Week, but FRESH means everyone is able to take part, whether you’re young, old or in-between.

“There really is something for everyone. Co-author of The Australian Bird Guide Peter Menkhorst will be holding bird watching workshops, while Vivien Hollingsworth from Flōs Botanical Studio will be doing floral bouquet making. “Sydney-based Branch Nebula will be holding their skateboarding and parkour Snake Sessions, and the eco stylist Alex Van Os will be bringing her Op Shop to Runway concept to Wagga Wagga.”

Local businesses, artists, creators and entrepreneurs will also be holding a variety of workshops and events, along with tours, day trips, performances and more. “FRESH is a fantastic opportunity for residents to learn something new or experience something different,”

Ms Summerhayes said. “Having such a diverse range of activities and events increases the liveability of our city. We are committed to attracting and developing events to boost tourism and build on the 1.3M visitors that Wagga Wagga attracts each year.”

Download the FRESH program HERE.

WEEK 1 - MONDAY 2 APRIL to SUNDAY 8 APRIL 2018


Monday 2 April


STONE THE CROWS OPEN DAY

Stone the Crows Festival is a unique event designed specifically for grey nomads. It doesn't matter what sort of recreational vehicle you travel in, whether it's a caravan or a motorhome, a fifth wheeler or a camper trailer, a campervan or a tent - everyone is welcome at the third annual Stone the Crows Festival. There are old friends to catch up with and new friends waiting to be made.

WHEN: Monday 2 April

WHERE: ACTA Grounds, Corner Copeland St and Tasman Rd, Wagga Wagga

TIME:  8am

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Wednesday 4 April


Dr Jonathon Welch

IF I RULED THE WORLD
DR JONATHON WELCH AM

Jonathon Welch AM is marking his forty-year anniversary of being a performer with a very special concert celebrating the beauty of the tenor voice.  If I Ruled The World showcases the music and life of Sir Harry Secombe CBE.  Harry Secombe was one of the most popular Welsh tenors and star of the iconic British radio comedy program The Goon Show.

Renowned Australian tenor Dr Jonathon Welch AM, is a local favourite after the work he did with local choirs and the Wagga Wagga Civic Theatre in 2016.  His skills, and the voices of local massed choir One Voice Community Choir resulted in two magical performances at the Botanic Gardens Music Bowl. Jonathon is best known for founding the award winning Choir of Hard Knocks, he is an ARIA, Logie and Helpmann award winning singer, conductor and recording artist.

Regarded as one of the finest tenors of his generation, Jonathon will thrill you with his renditions of Secombe's greatest hits including Love, This is My Song, Vienna City of My Dreams, Bless this House, Love is a Many Splendored Thing, I Believe and his most popular signature song, If I Ruled the World.

Running Time 75 minutes (no interval)

WHEN: Wednesday 4 April at 11am

WHERE: Wagga Wagga Civic Theatre, Burns Way

TICKET PRICE: All tickets $22

BOOKINGS: www.civictheatre.com.au or Wagga Civic Theatre Booking Office

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Thursday 5 April


DISCOVER ALTINA WILDLIFE PARK
DARLINGTON POINT

An African safari in the middle of the Riverina … We’re not even lion-ing! Discover the fun at Altina Wildlife Park. Come face-to-face with exotic animals, from African Lions to Himalayan Tahr. Enjoy a late picnic lunch at the picturesque Lake Talbot on the way home. Don’t forget to bring your camera and binoculars! Safari hat optional.

This activity is designed for ages 16 and above

WHEN: Thursday 5 April

WHERE: Altina Wildlife Park, Darlington Point

BUS DEPARTS: 7.30am from Riverina Playhouse Car Park, Tarcutta Street, Wagga Wagga

BUS RETURNS: 4pm to the Riverina Playhouse Car Park, Tarcutta Street, Wagga Wagga

COST: $115 [park admission, return bus trip, morning tea and lunch included]

BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL: www.civictheatre.com.au or Wagga Civic Theatre Booking Office

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IF I RULED THE WORLD
DR JONATHON WELCH AM

Jonathon Welch AM is marking his forty-year anniversary of being a performer with a very special concert celebrating the beauty of the tenor voice.  If I Ruled The World showcases the music and life of Sir Harry Secombe CBE.  Harry Secombe was one of the most popular Welsh tenors and star of the iconic British radio comedy program The Goon Show.

Renowned Australian tenor Dr Jonathon Welch AM, is a local favourite after the work he did with local choirs and the Wagga Wagga Civic Theatre in 2016.  His skills, and the voices of local massed choir One Voice Community Choir resulted in two magical performances at the Botanic Gardens Music Bowl. Jonathon is best known for founding the award winning Choir of Hard Knocks, he is an ARIA, Logie and Helpmann award winning singer, conductor and recording artist.

Regarded as one of the finest tenors of his generation, Jonathon will thrill you with his renditions of Secombe's greatest hits including Love, This is My Song, Vienna City of My Dreams, Bless this House, Love is a Many Splendored Thing, I Believe and his most popular signature song, If I Ruled the World.

Running Time 75 minutes (no interval)

WHEN: Thursday 5 April at 7.30pm

WHERE: Wagga Wagga Civic Theatre, Burns Way

TICKET PRICE: All tickets $22

BOOKINGS: www.civictheatre.com.au or Wagga Civic Theatre Booking Office

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Friday 6 April


PAPER PATTERN PRINT WORKSHOP
WITH EMILY WILLS

Paper Pattern Print is Emily Wills, founder and creative director of SURFACE 1°22 signature workshop – it’s perfect for beginners wanting a hands-on, simple surface design experience or to gain a new hobby. Participants do not require knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite.

Emily will guide you through the creative process of motif and basic unit design, and demonstrate how to turn these into repeat patterns using an app on your smartphone or tablet. You will play with scale and repetition and create gorgeous surface design artwork and ready to go digital files for printing your designs onto paper or cloth.

This workshop is designed for ages 15 and above

WHEN: Friday 6 April, 2pm to 5pm

WHERE: Community Learning Space, Wagga City Library, Corner Baylis & Morrow Streets

COST: $85 [includes materials]

BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL: www.civictheatre.com.au or Wagga Civic Theatre Booking Office

WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING: Your own smartphone or tablet

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Saturday 7 April


BIRDWATCHING WITH PETER MENKHORST
MARRAMBIDYA WETLANDS, WAGGA WAGGA

Join best-selling co-author of The Australian Bird Guide and distinguished Australian Ecologist, Peter Menkhorstas he leads an informative and interactive bird-watching tour of the City of Wagga Wagga’s newest eco-attraction, the Marrambidya Wetlands.

Transformed from disused treatment ponds, the Marrambidya Wetland now provides habitat for migratory and non-migratory birds, including ducks, waders, grebes, plovers, herons plus many other water frequenting birds.

This activity is designed for ages 16 and above

WHEN: Saturday 7 April, 7am to 10am

WHERE: Marrambidya Wetlands, 100 Narrung Street, Wagga Wagga

COST: $35

BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL: www.civictheatre.com.au or Wagga Civic Theatre Booking Office

ACTIVE ACTIVITY LEVEL: Well-paced walking tour with intermittent breaks

WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING: A set of binoculars

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BIRDWATCHING FOR BEGINNERS: TIPS & TRICKS
PRESENTED BY PETER MENKHORST

If you're looking for a hobby that will stimulate your brain, get you out in the fresh air, give you the opportunity to meet likeminded people and make you aware of the world around you, then bird watching (birding) could be just the thing for you!

Learn practical birdwatching tips and take away proven advice from the best-selling co-author of The Australian Bird Guide and distinguished Australian Ecologist, Peter Menkhorst.

WHAT: Public talk by Australian Ecologist, Peter Menkhorst

WHEN: Saturday 7 April, 1pm to 2pm

WHERE: Council Meeting Room, Civic Centre, Corner Baylis & Morrow Streets

COST: $10

BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL: www.civictheatre.com.au or Wagga Civic Theatre Booking Office

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AFTERNOON DELIGHT!
LGBTI SENIORS MOVIE MATINEE & TEA PARTY

Afternoon Delight is a movie matinee and relaxed social afternoon for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex seniors and their friends. Enjoy the white-hot American documentary, Political Animals, and a selection of short films followed by some delicious afternoon tea, networking and access to local community health information.

Presented by ACON, in association with Queer Screen and supported by NSW Seniors Festival.

This activity is designed for ages 18 and above

WHEN: Saturday 7 April, 12:30pm to 4:00pm

WHERE: Museum of the Riverina, Historic Council Chambers, Corner Baylis & Morrow Streets, Wagga Wagga

COST: Gold coin donation

BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL: Contact Tyson Arapali on 0417 915 719 or tarapali@acon.org.au

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Sunday 8 April


Street food left to right: Batata Vada, Pani Puri
Bottom: Chicken 65

MUMBAI STREET FOOD FEAST
AT INDIAN RASOI RESTAURANT

Mumbai is famous for its street food, called ‘chaat’ - from the Hindi word ‘chaatna’, meaning ‘to lick’. Over the course of 2-hours, internationally trained Chefs, Jaspal Rawal and Chain Sajwan will introduce food lovers to twelve authentic regional and local delicacies that make Mumbai the street food capital of India.

Prepare to sample mouth-watering, finger lickingly good Bav Bhaji, Pani Puri, Batata Vada, Bhajiye, Idli Sambar, Chicken Curry, Dahi Vada, Chicken 65, Rasmalai, Biryani, Naan, Mango Kulfi and a complementary Masala Chai.

Make sure you wear loose comfortable clothing . . .

WHEN: Every Sunday, Monday & Tuesday in April from 12pm to 2pm

WHERE: Indian Rasoi Restaurant, Turvey Park Shopping Centre, Fernleigh Road, Wagga Wagga

COST: $40 [payment secures booking]

RESERVATIONS ESSENTIAL: Call 6925 7336 or 0433 503 419 for group bookings.

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WEEK 2 - MONDAY 9 APRIL TO SUNDAY 15 APRIL


Monday 9 April


LOCAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS CEREMONY

Come along and celebrate the achievements of locals as Mayor of the City of Wagga Wagga Councillor Greg Conkey OAM and Daryl Maguire MP, Member for Wagga Wagga announce the worthy recipients of the Local Achievement Awards, which recognise the unsung heroes of our city.

WHEN: Monday 9 April, 10.30am to 11.30am

WHERE: Council Meeting Room, Civic Centre, Corner Baylis & Morrow Streets, Wagga Wagga

COST: Free admission

PRINTMAKING FOR BEGINNERS
WITH ELAINE CAMLIN

Express yourself through print! Join artist and printmaker, Elaine Camlin as she explores the endless possibilities of printmaking in this hands-on workshop.  Participants will learn basic dry point and mono-printing skills, and will create a number of unique-state prints to take home with them.

This workshop is designed for ages 16 and above

WHEN: Monday 9 April, 2pm to 5pm

WHERE: Community Learning Space, Wagga Wagga City Library, Corner Baylis & Morrow Streets

COST: $85 [includes materials]

BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL: www.civictheatre.com.au or Wagga Civic Theatre Booking Office

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Street food: Bav Bahji

MUMBAI STREET FOOD FEAST
AT INDIAN RASOI RESTAURANT

Mumbai is famous for its street food, called ‘chaat’ - from the Hindi word ‘chaatna’, meaning ‘to lick’. Over the course of 2-hours, internationally trained Chefs, Jaspal Rawal and Chain Sajwan will introduce food lovers to twelve authentic regional and local delicacies that make Mumbai the street food capital of India.

Prepare to sample mouth-watering, finger lickingly good Bav Bhaji, Pani Puri, Batata Vada, Bhajiye, Idli Sambar, Chicken Curry, Dahi Vada, Chicken 65, Rasmalai, Biryani, Naan, Mango Kulfi and a complementary Masala Chai.

Make sure you wear loose comfortable clothing . . .

WHEN: Every Sunday, Monday & Tuesday in April from 12pm to 2pm

WHERE: Indian Rasoi Restaurant, Turvey Park Shopping Centre, Fernleigh Road, Wagga Wagga

COST: $40 [payment secures booking]

RESERVATIONS ESSENTIAL: Call 6925 7336 or 0433 503 419 for group bookings.

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Tuesday 10 April


OPEN AFTERNOON @ U3A WAGGA WAGGA

Are you 50 or over and retired or no longer working full-time? Want to keep your brain and body active and develop new social networks?

Drop in to find out more about the University of the Third Age (U3A) Wagga Wagga. Meet some of the presenters and investigate the wide-range of courses on offer throughout 2018.

WHEN: Tuesday 10 April, 2pm to 5pm

WHERE: Wollundry Room, Seniors Community Centre, Tarcutta Street, Wagga Wagga

COST: Free admission

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POINT AND SHOOT: DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP
WITH JOEL MARKHAM

Whether you are new to photography or an enthusiast who is keen to refresh your skills, this one-off workshop with photographer Joel Markham will stimulate your appetite for digital photography and extend your skills.

Over the course of 3-hours, Joel will look at the key areas of camera functionality and explore the role that the principle and elements of design play in making a good photograph. He will then put theory into practice by leading the class in a hands-on shooting session in the cultural precinct of Wagga Wagga.

This workshop is designed for ages 16 and above

WHEN: Tuesday 10 April, 10.30am to 1.30pm

WHERE: Community Learning Space, Wagga City Library, Corner Baylis & Morrow Streets

COST:
$65

BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL: www.civictheatre.com.au or Wagga Civic Theatre Booking Office

WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING: Your digital camera

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Wednesday 11 April


THE GREAT ESCAPE: TOUR OF RAAF BASE WAGGA

Get acquainted with all that the contemporary Australian armed forces have to offer in an adventure-filled morning, that includes a guided tour of the base, a look at the newly installed aircraft displays and the artefacts housed in RAAF Wagga Heritage Centre.

This activity is designed for ages 16 and above

WHEN: Wednesday 11 April

BUS DEPARTS: 9am from Visitor Information Centre Car Park, Tarcutta Street, Wagga Wagga

BUS RETURNS: 12pm to Visitor Information Centre Car Park, Tarcutta Street, Wagga Wagga

COST: Free admission

BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL: Contact Kristin Quirk on 6926 9304 or quirk.kristin@wagga.nsw.gov.au

Cartier Paris. Two crocodile brooches 1975. Gold, 1023 brilliant-cut fancy intense yellow diamonds, two navette-shaped emerald cabochons, 1060 emeralds, two ruby cabochons, 30 cm and 27 cm. Collection Cartier © Cartier. Photo: Nick Welsh

CARTIER THE EXHIBITION
NATIONAL GALLERY OF AUSTRALIA, CANBERRA

Travel with Friends of the Wagga Wagga Art Gallery to see and experience the prestigious Cartier: The Exhibition. Never before have so many incredible diamonds, emeralds and other precious stones been seen in Australia.

The exhibition showcases more than 300 spectacular items, with loans from royal families, celebrities and the astonishing Cartier Collection itself, in exquisite settings such as royal tiaras, necklaces, brooches and earrings.

Enjoy an included leisurely lunch at the National Library of Australia along with a guided tour of two exhibitions.

This activity is designed for ages 18 and above

WHEN: Wednesday 11 April

WHERE: National Gallery of Australia, Canberra

BUS DEPARTS: 8am from Riverina Playhouse Car Park, Tarcutta Street, Wagga Wagga

BUS RETURNS: 6.30pm to Riverina Playhouse Car Park, Tarcutta Street, Wagga Wagga

COST: $145 [includes admission, return bus trip, morning tea and lunch]

BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL: fog.waggawagga@gmail.com or call Mel on 0428 914 702

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Thursday 12 April


TERRY LEONARD
RULES CLUB WAGGA

WHEN: Thursday 12 April, 10am - Noon

WHERE: Rules Club Wagga, Fernleigh Road

COST: Free admission

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DISCOVER AUSTRALIAN WAR MEMORIAL 
CANBERRA

Unearth Australia’s fascinating military history at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra. Upon arrival, you will be free to explore and undertake free public guided tours of the permanent exhibitions located in the First World War, Second World War, Conflicts 1945 to Today and Colonial Conflicts galleries.

This activity is designed for ages 16 and above

WHEN: Thursday 12 April

WHERE: Australian War Memorial, Canberra

BUS DEPARTS:7am from Riverina Playhouse Car Park, Tarcutta Street, Wagga Wagga

BUS RETURNS: 5pm to the Riverina Playhouse Car Park, Tarcutta Street, Wagga Wagga

COST: $95 [morning tea and return bus trip]

MODERATE ACTIVITY LEVEL: Expect a moderate amount of walking and a stair climb boarding the coach.

BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL: www.civictheatre.com.au or Wagga Civic Theatre Booking Office

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Friday 13 April


JUNK
FLYING FRUIT FLY CIRCUS

★★★★

‘A vibrant and imaginative acrobatic showcase…JUNK is absolutely wondrous. Grab a child, go.

Elissa Blake, Sydney Morning Herald

The highly acclaimed Flying Fruit Fly Circus return with their latest smash-hit show set amongst a 1940’s rural junkyard. Transforming trash into magical landscapes, JUNK takes you on a journey back to a time when the neighbourhood street was a playground full of adventure and make-believe.

‘To invent, all you need is a pile of junk and a good imagination’ – Thomas Edison

Exploring the question “in this day and age, do we over protect our kids?’ JUNK tells the story of a modern-day boy finding himself in an abandoned junkyard inhabited by the spirits of children from the 1940s.  They teach him to play, trust, invent and take risks.

Inspired by childhood stories recorded with elderly residents of regional Australia, the young artists of JUNK will take your breath away with jaw-dropping acrobatics, magical shadow puppetry and world class circus skills.

This show is appropriate for ages 6 and above

Running Time 55 minutes (no interval)

WHEN: Friday 13 April at 7.30pm

WHERE: Wagga Wagga Civic Theatre

BOOKINGS: www.civictheatre.com.au or Wagga Civic Theatre Booking Office

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