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KIDS' DANCE AND DRUM
Do you ever wonder where your kids get their energy from?
Do you ever wish they could burn it off in a fun, social,
creative and educational way?
Thanks to a generous Moorabool Council Community Arts
Grant, the Dance and Drum program is a way of allowing
children to discover different cultures through rhythm,
movement, costume, song, foreign languages, new taste
sensations and above all -- friendship.
Organisers Peter and Elizabeth Kunen will start with an African
drumming program, featuring heart-thumping rhythms, stirring
songs and energetic dance moves from the world's newest
country: Southern Sudan.
Through the year, the program will host guest performers
from the Ballarat Regional Multicultural Council.
"I think kids will love it -- and so will the grown-ups. We
would love mums, dads and grandparents to come as well to
support the kids," Fr Kunen said.
"It will allow people to learn about different cultures while
having lots of fun."
The group is open to children up to 12. A playgroup corner
will be provided for families wanting to bring very young
Participants are encouraged to wear light but sturdy footwear
such as sport shoes or dance-shoes.
Dance and Drum is held Saturdays between 10.30 -- 11.30am
at St Johns Anglican Church Hall, Simpson St, Ballan.
All volunteers have Working With Children cards and parents
are encouraged to watch and support their children while
chatting over a cuppa.
For more information, contact
Community Planting Days:
In July and August there have been several planting days
Events were held by the following groups and saw around
500 volunteers plant more than 26,000 trees.
• Pentlands Hills Landcare Group
• Upper Williamson's Landcare Group
• Grow West
• Conservation Volunteers Australia
• Bacchus Marsh - Coimadai Landcare Group
• Wattle Flat/Pootilla Landcare Group
For more information about any other planting days that are
coming up as well as any other Landcare activities in your area
contact Max Coster at the Moorabool Landcare Network on
mobile 0409 177 461 or via e-mail: email@example.com
L to R -- Emmy Fidler, Marina Kunen, Nyamal Kunen,
Nyalat Kunen. With thanks to Gabe Hodson.
In the last edition of Moorabool Matters we ran
an article on Landcare Groups in Moorabool.
Unfortunately we made a few errors with the details
of three groups; Council's Environment department
extends an apology to the groups that were affected.
The correct details should have been:
Wattle Flat/Pootilla Landcare Group
Contact Anthony Murphy - firstname.lastname@example.org
Moorabool Catchment Landcare Group
Contact Simon Cook, 5327 9122 or
Bacchus Marsh/Coimadai Landcare Group
Contact Phillip Farnell, 0429 091 585
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