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ORM Talks: The importance of bees in our ecosystem with Dr Megan Halcroft

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Light refreshments provided from 5.30pm, with Megan’s presentation starting at 6pm.

This image-rich presentation explains how native bees have evolved alongside native plants, and why they are the most effective pollinators within our natural ecosystems. You will be introduced to just a few of the 2,000 species of Australian native bee. Experience the beauty of our usually-overlooked insect pollinators through the eyes of some of Australia’s most passionate nature photographers. Learn how you can help our busy bees drive biodiversity.

Book Now! https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/orm-talks-the-importance-of-bees-in-our-ecosystem-with-megan-halcroft-registration-151422880913

Megan Halcroft (PhD) is a conservationist who specialises in native bees. She has harnessed her passion for bees to communicate their importance in ecosystem biodiversity. Megan works with community, Landcare and gardening groups to increase their understanding of native bees and other beneficial insects. She also communicating with rural communities and farmers to help them appreciate how beneficial insect pollinators can improve farm biodiversity and productivity.

Megan’s brand new book will be for sale on the evening: “Bees and other beneficial insects: a pocket-book guide”. Designed to fit in your pocket, this field guide is a simple booklet for people with minimal or basic knowledge of native bees and other beneficial insects. (No cash sales)

Australia is home to over 2,000 species of native bee and Section 1 explains a few of the characteristics that will help you identify some of our more commonly encountered native bees, found throughout Australia. It helps users ID bees to genus and gives some examples of species within these genera. Section 2 highlights a few familiar garden insects and explains what beneficial ecosystem services they provide in your garden. The easy-to-read explanations are accompanied by over 100 beautiful images, demonstrating that “a picture paints a thousand words”.

For more information about Megan or her brand new book visit  www.beesbusiness.com.au 

Spaces are limited. If you cannot attend please cancel via Eventbrite, so that your spot can be offered to those on the waitlist.

If you have any questions about this event – contact us via email at museum@orange.nsw.gov.au or phone us on 02 6393 8444.

Meet Local Sci-Fi Writer David Stanley

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Meet Local Sci-Fi Writer David Stanley at Orange City Library.

Ironbark Creek by local author David Stanley is set in the near future as COVID-25 races across the world.

It is about Cathy, an Indigenous woman and nurse from Wellington. She and Jack, a stranger, struggle to find a safe place to survive the growing difficulties as the ‘turned’ ravage the local community and the world.

The vaccine, the cure, is thought to have caused the problems humanity now faces.

The book is set in the Orange, Bathurst, Dubbo area and Cathy and Jack go to Ironbark Creek (a small fictional town) to establish a home and build a community that can survive the challenges that face them all as the dead, the ‘turned’, seek to destroy everything.

Meet Local Sci-Fi Writer David Stanley

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Meet Local Sci-Fi Writer David Stanley at Orange City Library.

Ironbark Creek by local author David Stanley is set in the near future as COVID-25 races across the world.

It is about Cathy, an Indigenous woman and nurse from Wellington. She and Jack, a stranger, struggle to find a safe place to survive the growing difficulties as the ‘turned’ ravage the local community and the world.

The vaccine, the cure, is thought to have caused the problems humanity now faces.

The book is set in the Orange, Bathurst, Dubbo area and Cathy and Jack go to Ironbark Creek (a small fictional town) to establish a home and build a community that can survive the challenges that face them all as the dead, the ‘turned’, seek to destroy everything.

Meet Local Sci-Fi Writer David Stanley

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Meet Local Sci-Fi Writer David Stanley at Orange City Library.

Ironbark Creek by local author David Stanley is set in the near future as COVID-25 races across the world.

It is about Cathy, an Indigenous woman and nurse from Wellington. She and Jack, a stranger, struggle to find a safe place to survive the growing difficulties as the ‘turned’ ravage the local community and the world.

The vaccine, the cure, is thought to have caused the problems humanity now faces.

The book is set in the Orange, Bathurst, Dubbo area and Cathy and Jack go to Ironbark Creek (a small fictional town) to establish a home and build a community that can survive the challenges that face them all as the dead, the ‘turned’, seek to destroy everything.

Exhibition Opening: ‘Pat Ford – Pride of Orange’

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The Mayor of Orange, Councillor Reg Kidd, invites you to the opening of ‘Pat Ford – Pride of Orange’

In 1947, 16-year-old Pat Ford stepped into the ring at the newly established CYMS boxing club in Dalton’s Mill. By 1950 he was the Australian Amateur lightweight champion. Going professional the following year, Pat rose quickly to claim the Australian and Empire (Commonwealth) lightweight titles, before retiring to run his own butchery in 1955.

Celebrating the life and career of a remarkable Orange sportsman, this exhibition features rarely seen photographs, film footage and sporting memorabilia.

6pm for 6.30pm

FREE, all welcome. Light refreshments will be served.

This is a COVID safe event. Tickets are limited and bookings are essential.

Image: Pat Ford in training at Alexander and Rowley’s gymnasium in Melbourne, 12 February 1953 (detail). Photograph by News Ltd. Image courtesy Newspix

Older, Wiser, Safer – NSW Senior’s Festival Presentation

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Do you know how to protect yourself from scams? Stay physically safe? Recognise elder abuse? Be financially secure? Appoint a Power of Attorney? Improve communication or pursue mediation?

Join us at Orange City Library for Older, Wiser, Safer and hear from the following panel of experts:

  • Jill Marshall, Legal Aid Solicitor, in relation to phone and internet scams
  • Melissa Smith, Aged Crime Prevention Officer, in relation to physical safety and prevention of abuse
  • Sue Field, Adjust Professor, in relation to financial safety and power of attorney
  • Christine Wright, Financial Information Service Officer
  • Jane Atkinson, Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner

Hosted by The Central West Region Collaborative for the Prevention of Abuse of Older People.

Refreshments will be provided at 5:00pm. The presentation will start at 5:15pm.

Book a spot for yourself, or a table for a whole group. All welcome.

Older, Wiser, Safer – NSW Senior’s Festival Presentation

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Do you know how to protect yourself from scams? Stay physically safe? Recognise elder abuse? Be financially secure? Appoint a Power of Attorney? Improve communication or pursue mediation?

Join us at Orange City Library for Older, Wiser, Safer and hear from the following panel of experts:

  • Jill Marshall, Legal Aid Solicitor, in relation to phone and internet scams
  • Melissa Smith, Aged Crime Prevention Officer, in relation to physical safety and prevention of abuse
  • Sue Field, Adjust Professor, in relation to financial safety and power of attorney
  • Christine Wright, Financial Information Service Officer
  • Jane Atkinson, Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner

Hosted by The Central West Region Collaborative for the Prevention of Abuse of Older People.

Morning Tea will be provided at 10:30am. The presentation will start at 10:45am.

Book a spot for yourself, or a table for a whole group. All welcome.

Laser Tag

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Laser Tag is a one off Youth Week event for ages 8 to 24. Participants can book a 20 minute time slot, with a maximum of 20 participants per session. Bookings can be made on 63938600

Harmony Cup Soccer

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A free round robin soccer competition for men’s, woman’s and 16’s age groups. The competition does not require you to be a member of a local association. Participants are to enter a team and have their own uniforms.

Central West Women’s Forum Leadership Series: Mental Health, back to basics

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The Central West Women’s Forum invites you to attend our Leadership Series presentation by Dr Gabrielle Staniforth, General Practitioner, Bloomfield Medical Group on ‘Mental Health – back to basics: the challenge of keeping it simple’.

Purchase your ticket in the TryBooking link below.  Ticket price includes canapes and drinks. This event is proudly sponsored by Quest Orange.