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Exhibition Opening: ‘Out of This World: Australia in the space age’.

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Orange Regional Museum invites you to the opening of ‘Out of This World: Australia in the space age’.

Welcome to the dawn of the space age. From the 1950s through to the 1970s, Australia was gripped with excitement as humanity made its first forays beyond Earth’s atmosphere. From cutting edge scientific research to architecture, design, television and more, Out of This World explores Australia’s role in the space race. Learn about the history of Woomera Rocket Range, see how Australia was involved in the first Moon landing and take the kids on their very own space mission!

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.

https://outofthisworldopening.eventbrite.com.au

Terms and Conditions:

Attendees at this event may be photographed/recorded with such images/footage being used for promotional purposes by Orange Regional Museum, Orange City Council and/or local media outlets on websites, social media, on television and in newspapers.

By attending this session you agree to these terms.

Please notify staff before the event if you do not wish your image to be published.

** COVID-19 GUIDELINES **

Our events are impacted by Covid-19 guidelines in the following ways:

• If you are sick, please do not attend.

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

• Hand sanitisers must be used upon entry.

• Physical distancing guidelines of 1.5m must be respected.

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 [email protected] or phone us on 02 6393 8444.

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.

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.

Orange City Rugby Club Home game

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Come down and watch the mighty Orange City Lions take on the Dubbo Roos in a great day of Rugby Union. We will be hosting our annual Ladies day and it’s also our opening game of the 2021 season. Support community sport by joining us! Main game kick off is 3.15pm.

Foodies Tour of ‘Inherit: old and new histories’ at Orange Regional Museum

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Floor talk and tour of ‘Inherit: old and new histories’ with a focus on the food and beverage history of the Central West.

Join us on a special after-hours, guided tour of our local history exhibition ‘Inherit: old and new histories’, focusing on objects that speak to the food and agricultural history of the Central West. Discover food stories from across the Orange region, from an ancient grinding stone to migrant traditions and local industry and agriculture. This floor talk with Orange Regional Museum’s manager, Dr Mary-Liz Andrews, will captivate and educate those hoping to explore our rich edible heritage.

Thurs 15 April & Fri 16 April 2021

4pm – 5pm

FREE event, ticket numbers are limited and bookings are essential.

Image: Glazed ceramic ginger jars, c1900s, Loan courtesy of Ophir Bill, Photograph by Orange Regional Museum

Science in the Kitchen – School Holiday Workshop

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Explore scientific principles in the Library Kitchen – with slimy results!

Our STEM Kitchen experts have been busy developing a recipe for the gooiest, slipperiest, stickiest substance known to humanity and they want YOU to test it out in our Library Kitchen.

That’s right; it’s Slime Time, baby!

We will be exploring the scientific principle of chemical reactions and discovering just what it means to be a Non-Newtonian liquid. What a Gooey way to learn!

You definitely won’t be able to eat it; but you will be able to take it home.

One more thing, wear some old clothes, because this can get messy!

We are running two sessions of this activity:

  • Wednesday 7 April 2021 – 10:00am-12:00pm
  • Monday 12 April 2021 – 10:00am-12:00pm

Please only book each child into one of these sessions, as numbers are limited.

This activity is designed for children aged 8 and over.

Tickets available for registration Monday 29 March 2021 at 7:00pm

Should you have any queries, please contact us on 6393 8132 or by email at [email protected]