Go for board, not bored
YOU’RE thinking… what to do during the school holidays?
How long has it been since you played a board game? (Not a bored game!)
The other night, one of the boys got the Scattergories game out.
The four of us home at the time, played and had a thoroughly good time, laughing at some made-up words as players tried to get points.
(No, for the letter H, Henry Hornblower was not a president, but good try!)
Anyway, for those familiar with the game, we had rolled the letter N and had to write a four letter word.
Now you know what happened, don’t you?
Dillon said “I can’t believe that in the whole English language, Toby could have the same word as me – note!” No points for them, ha ha.
I was pretty confident with my word, noun, and so was Scott, except we had the same word too!
What are the odds?
Anyway, now that it’s school holidays, why not get a board game, or a pack of cards, out of the cupboard and have a laugh.
Pictionary is always fun, especially if you play with a hopeless ‘artist’, and Yahtzee, Chicken Foot, Scrabble and Uno are good too.
Monopoly takes too long for me, but some people like it.
Whatever takes your fancy, it’s good clean fun and is a cheap alternative to taking kids “out” somewhere because they are bored and can’t make their own non-electronic fun!
COVER GIRLS – AND BOYS
Righto, who would like to have their “mug” on the cover of the next YP and Mid North phone book?
Covers feature local community members who have a positive impact on their local community.
The last time the Adelaide Plains had someone on the cover was Ian Roberts and the Blyth Cinema in 2007/08, so it’s about time we had another local.
The theme for 2013/14 is “Keeping our Communities Healthy” and nominations close August 10.
For the first time, people can nominate via Facebook and Twitter.
So if you have someone in mind, hop to it and nominate them via post, email email@example.com or fax 03 8416 6779.
FORGET THE OLYMPICS!
“Salt of the Earth” markets has been awarded Silver for its high standard in the 2012 YP Tourism Awards in the Cafe, Restaurant, Hotel and Catering category.
The market had been encouraged to enter by SA Tourism for its work in catering for tourism, and was the only representative in the WRC area.
Markets run on the first and third Saturday of each month, 9am to 1pm.
Two exhibitions are being run at the Kapunda Gallery from July 1 to 22. “Life Drawing” is drawings in mainly charcoal and pencil, with some watercolours and ink, while “Scratching Around” is an eclectic art exhibition. Open daily for free!
TIME TO DIP IN
The swimming pool committee is looking for community members to step up and take on some important roles on the committee, so the pool can operate next season and beyond.
The pool has been operating for 48 years, teaching and developing vital water skills to children of the area, and also providing hours of fun for people of all ages.
The AGM will be on July 18 at 8pm in the town hall, so get along and support your pool.
• The Owen Community Centre Committee is working hard on the town walking path, with extensions being made to continue around the edge of the golf club to the Pinery Road.
Students from the primary school will soon plant trees to shade the path. Good to see the community working together!
The Hall Committee is making some improvements to the bar area in the hall, which will be greatly appreciated by the locals.
CHOIR TO PERFORM
Adelaide Plains Male Voice Choir is performing at the Two Wells Uniting Church Hall on July 22 at 2pm.
Cost $10 includes the concert, complete with guest artists, brothers Gerald and Len Pederick, and a delicious afternoon tea.
Tickets available from Ros Pratt 8527 2016, Helen Farrelly 8527 2045 or Roy Packer 8520 3370.
PROBUS OFFERS MORE FOR YOU
MALLALA Probus Club elected new office bearers at its recent AGM.
Adrian Wandel is president and Margaret Marshman secretary.
Meetings are held at 10am on the third Wednesday of each month at the CWA rooms. The group also has 10-pin bowling on the first Wednesday of each month and Silver Screening films on the fourth.
And there’s more! Guest speakers and excursions are planned for the rest of the year. So you can’t say there’s nothing going on and nothing to do! If you’d like to join Probus or just attend one of its functions, just contact any committee member.
POETRY FUN – A new group – the “Society of Smiling Scribes” – is promoting the fun side of poetry. Their first event starts at 1.30pm tomorrow at the Mallala hotel. Those who want to learn about limericks should join the fun – and maybe enjoy a great lunch at the pub. The group is a new part of the Adelaide Plains Poets and it’s hoped bringing the fun side of poetry to a friendly environment will rejuvenate the original group.
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