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GRIFFITH CITY COUNCIL HELPING KEEP SCHOOL HOLIDAY BOREDOM AT BAY

From new age computer program design and yoga to military inspired art and old fashioned family fun - Griffith City Council has a packed program of activities on offer to help local kids beat the boredom these winter school holidays.

If you are looking for somewhere warm and welcoming you can’t go past Griffith City Library.

Griffith City Library Manager, Karen Tagliapietra, said their calendar was bursting with fun activities to keep children busy.

“Our school holiday programs are designed to cater for a wide range of interests and ages,” said Ms Tagliapietra.

“We love to keep to the kids engaged and entertained. Come in and enjoy the activities on offer and then grab some books and DVDs to take home.”

Join the team for free Movie Mondays, with Peter Rabbit on 9 July and Sherlock Gnomes on 16 July at 10am. Both films are PG rated. Tech savvy children aged 8 -12 years will love Coding Club, over the two Wednesdays of the holidays from 10am to 11am, kids will learn to design their very own computer program. BYO laptop or reserve a Library laptop. The program is currently booked out, but those who are interested are encouraged to add their names to the waiting list.

Get busy on Fridays at 11am and experiment with bubbles and volcanoes, or join in the fun of the Lego Club Monday to Friday from 1pm to 4.30pm. Parental supervision is required at all activities.

To secure your child’s place at any of the Library events call 6962 8300 or book online at www.eventbrite.com.au

Griffith Regional Art Gallery Coordinator Ray Wholohan has creative kids covered.

On Wednesday 11 July, 2018 a workshop will be held for 9 -12 year olds from 11am to1pm.  And then on Wednesday 18, July a workshop will be held for 6 - 8 year olds from 11am to 1pm.

“These workshops will be based on themes and ideas from the Gallery's current exhibition 'For Country, For Nation' - a touring exhibition from Australian War Memorial, Canberra. In each session students will engage in two art activities use drawing painting and collage techniques commemorating the diversity in Australia's service personal,” said Mr Wholohan.

For more information and to book tickets visit www.griffithregionalartgallery.com.au or contact Gallery 6962 8338.

Those looking for something fun to do outdoors should head to Griffith Pioneer Park Museum. School Holidays at the Museum will be held on Thursday 19 July, 2018 from 11am to 1pm. A host of children's activities have been planned including old fashioned games and a scavenger hunt. Adults $12, concession $10 and children $8, family 2 adults + 3 children $30. For more information call 6962 4196.

Griffith’s new Skate Park will be officially opened on Saturday 14 July, 2018 providing young people with an opportunity to take part in free skateboarding workshops and competitions. Don’t miss this event from 12 noon to 4pm, with heaps of giveaways and a DJ.

Meanwhile fans of eight-time ARIA nominees Justice Crew will have the chance to see them live at Griffith Regional Theatre on Thursday 19 July, 2018 for more details or to book your ticket contact the Box Office on 6962 8444.

 

 

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