Welcome to Kempsey Shire Council’s January 2019 eNewsletter!

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Community events for everyone in coming weeks!

In the final weeks of summer, there’s a great range of community events and top-class entertainment on offer for Macleay residents and visitors.

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The community is invited to help kick off Australia Day celebrations at our awards ceremony this evening at the Slim Dusty Centre. This free community event starts at 5pm and will include a Welcome to Country, a Citizenship ceremony for 14 Macleay Valley residents and the announcement of the recipients of Citizen of the Year, Young Citizen of the Year, Community Group of the Year and Volunteer of the Year. 

An address by Australia Day ambassador Diana Ryall, a leading advocate for equality and inclusion will also be a highlight. 

Celebrations continue with traditional barbecue breakfasts at Crescent Head and South West Rocks on Saturday, 26 January from 7:30am.


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Festival of Small Halls - January 31

At the end of the month, Frederickton will again host Australia’s largest dedicated regional music tour, Festival of Small Halls.

Kempsey Shire Council is proud to support the event which is produced by Woodfordia Inc and features Scandinavian folk group, Fru Skagerrak, and Australian rock and roll legend in the making, Liam Gerner.

The event is being held at the Frederickton School of Arts Hall on Thursday, 31 January from 6:30pm.

Tickets can be purchased online at www.festivalofsmallhalls.com  or from the Frederickton Newsagency. 


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From February 13-24, Council is celebrating the contribution of seniors and hosting a variety of free events across the Kempsey Shire as part of the 2019 Macleay Seniors Festival.

The festival officially opens on Thursday, 14 February with a Seniors Expo at Kempsey Macleay RSL which will connect the Seniors community with local services and businesses in a positive and interactive environment.

With more than 25 information booths, the expo is a one-stop shop for Seniors to access resources to make informed choices about appropriate services and community groups.

Proudly supported by Council and Home Instead Senior Care, the festival has something for everyone - from art exhibitions, music session and walking groups, to road safety awareness, line dancing, and digital workshops.

For more information about the 2019 Macleay Seniors Festival, visit www.kempsey.nsw.gov.au/seniors


Hey Hey Macleay! Community events calendar

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Community organisations, businesses and event organisers can promote their local activities and networks through our free online community events calendar, Hey Hey Macleay!

The calendar serves as a one-stop shop for the promotion of Macleay-based events such as markets, interagency and network meetings, community days, sporting events, festivals, arts and cultural activities and exhibitions, workshops, farm tours and rural hall activities.

To register an event or to find out what’s happening on Hey Hey Macleay!, visit http://community.kempsey.nsw.gov.au 


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Interested in joining our team? Find out what job opportunities are currently available at Kempsey Shire Council by visiting our positions vacant page 


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