Family Friendly Events for May

We have a great month of family events coming up in May. Mother’s Day is just around the corner, which is a great opportunity to spend some quality time together. If you’re looking for family-friendly events and activities for the month of May, then Buggybuddys has you covered! Check out our list of fun events around Perth including live performances, charity events, festivals and more for the whole family.

With the current climate of COVID-19, please check the event details before attending as circumstances may change. Please take care to observe hygiene guidelines and any government advisories.

 

Number Please!

 

Opening 26 March 2022.

Wireless Hill Museum is proud to present Number Please! – an exhibition about the history of the humble telephone in Western Australia. Less than 100 years ago the household telephone did not exist, but today, over 90% of the world’s people have access to a mobile phone. Telephone technologies, styles and availability in Australia developed in step with technological and social change. Now telephones are an integral part of our society. Come and view an exhibition that features objects from the museum collection and celebrates 140 years of telephony in WA, provided by the Wireless Hill Museum in collaboration with the WA Historic Telecommunications Society.

The Museum

The Wireless Hill Museum is situated within Wireless Hill Park in Ardross and hosts regular exhibitions, educational talks, school holiday activities, and a Museum Learning Program. See more information on the historical timeline of the Wireless Station. Wireless Hill has been a place of communication for thousands of years, as it was previously used by the Noongar Beeliar Aboriginal people as a lookout and a place to send smoke signals.

 

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Creative Maze at Coogee Beach

 

As part of our small series of Coogee live pop-up events, we’re bringing you Creative Maze! What is Creative Maze? They come in all different shapes and sizes but this creative maze is Australian-themed and will be placed at Coogee Beach Reserve from 30 April to 1 May for you to explore and have fun.

  • Mazes are fun activities but are even more fun when a ‘hunt’ activity is included.  Posters of Australian native animals are hidden in the dead-ends and you need to find them all. Record what you find on an answer sheet and go into a draw to win a prize!
  • The mazes are fun for all ages– parents don’t have to sit on the sidelines
  • Covid safe and free.

Facilities:

  • First-Aid
  • Free parking
  • Playground
  • Public toilets

Accessible Features:

  • Accessible toilets
  • Accessible parking – ACROD

 

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Tracks We Share: Contemporary Art of the Pilbara

 

Celebrating the Aboriginal artists and artwork of Western Australia’s Pilbara region.

 
The show is a collaboration between Western Australian non-profit arts and cultural organisation FORM; The Art Gallery of Western Australia; Aboriginal art centres Cheeditha Art Group, Juluwarlu Art Group, Martumili Artists, Spinifex Hill Studio, and Yinjaa-Barni Art; and independent artists Katie West, Curtis Taylor, and Jill Churnside.
 
Tracks We Share: Contemporary Art of the Pilbara brings together more than 70 artists and over 190 artworks. This extraordinary body of work features the most exciting contemporary art coming out of the region while paying homage to the legacy that has informed it, offering a rare and broad-reaching insight into the region’s artistic output over the years.
 
The exhibition is one of the final stages in a multi-year project which has documented the context and development of the artmaking practices that are a key way the Pilbara’s Aboriginal communities share, sustain and celebrate culture. The project maps the breadth of the region’s diverse creative practice and honours the unique space the Pilbara’s Aboriginal artists have carved out amongst contemporary Australian art.
 
The Tracks We Share project has encompassed consultation, artwork development, artistic commissions, artistic residencies, and professional development. Extensive project documentation will be shared in the form of a publication which will provide insight into the artists, places, creative processes, Country, and stories behind the art.
 
Image credit – Martumili Artists Kintyre 2020-2021. Acrylic-on-canvas, 500 x 300 cm. Image courtesy of Martumili Artists.

 

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Pop Magic

 

Be amazed by Pop Magic, with audience members joining in the fun too!

 

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A Million Dreams

 

Where it’s covered in all the coloured lights… this is the greatest show!

 

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James Hancox: Megamovie | PG

 

Join us for an hour of silly songs and DIY props, all performed by James Hancox!

 

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The Imaginarium written in steam punk font

Feeling Way Too Good: Songs of Michael Bublé | PG

 

Eternal optimist, Lisa Woodbrook is always feeling WAY TOO good!

 

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The Imaginarium written in steam punk font

Pirates of the Canning River

 

Arghhh me hearties! Join us for an hour full of sea side singalongs and guaranteed laughter.

 

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Splat! It’s a Kid’s Game Show

 

Throw in a pie dish with an extra pinch of cheek and SPLAT! SPLAT! is the game show of game shows.

 

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The Imaginarium written in steam punk font

Brass Party

 

Ain’t no party like a Brass Party! Join us for a live ensemble full of groovy classics.

 

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The Magic Coat!

 

“There is a secret I want you to know… I have a Magic Coat wherever I go!”

 

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Fantasy Aerial Show

 

Fire dances, hoops and acrobatic routines!

 

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A Night at the Cinema

 

Iconic songs from the silver screen – cabaret style!

 

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90’s Playlist

 

All your favourite 90’s – a cappella style!

 

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Purple People Comedy and Circus

 

ZAP Circus are bringing circus fun for the whole family!

 

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Goorgyp Yedi

 

Sing along to your favourite tunes in our region’s native language.

 

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National Simultaneous Storytime – City of Kwinana

 

Save the date for National Simultaneous Storytime!

Join us at 11am as we read Family Tree by Josh Pyke and Ronojoy Ghosh. National Simultaneous Storytime (NSS) is held annually by the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA). Every year a picture book, written and illustrated by an Australian author and illustrator, is read simultaneously in libraries, schools, pre-schools, childcare centres, family homes, bookshops and many other places around the country. Enter our National Simultaneous Storytime Colouring in Competition. Simply download and print a copy to colour in at home, or complete online using MS Paint and email a copy to programs@kwinana.wa.gov.au  Terms and Conditions Apply.

 

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Vic Park Markets

The Vic Park Markets are run by the Rotary Club of Victoria Park with the help of the Rotary Club of South Perth Burswood and are supported by the Town of Victoria Park. The market is held on Sunday Morning’s from 8am to 12pm. Products for sale include fresh produce, coffee, breakfast foods and handmade goods by stallholders. There is live musical entertainment every week to enjoy while you have breakfast with family and friends. Also a bouncy castle and face painter for the children, weather permitting.

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Castledare Miniature Railway 1st Sunday Run

11:00am to 2:30pm – Niana Station   Please be advised that effective from October 2021 our fare structure will be changing Adult: $7.00, Child $4:00, plus if you spend more than $50.00 in one transaction we will give a 10% discount. Under 2 years of age travel free with adult. Public run days are on the 1st Sunday of each month from 11:00am – 2:30pm. Steam & Diesel Service generally available. Niana Station Castledare Place Wilson

 

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Games Matters

 

Join us for a series of fascinating discussions inspired by the dynamic experience, Virtual Realms, exploring new realms in game and exhibition design.
 
Across the series we will look at the importance of collaborations between artforms, how games are influencing other media industries and how games can raise awareness of social issues.
 
Includes: ~ Sunday 24 April | Curating Virtual Realms Hear from exhibition curators to learn about the curatorial design behind Virtual Realms.
~ Sunday 1 May | Blurring the lines Discover the hybrid creative and collaborative nature of game.
~ Sunday 15 May | New frontiers Investigate case studies representing this new frontier of raising awareness of societal issues.
 
Explore the series now: https://bit.ly/WAMBB_GamesMatters
 
~ ~ Games Matters ticket grants $5 off entry to Virtual Realms exhibition Learn more about the exhibition here: https://bit.ly/WAMBB_VirtualRealms

 

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Picture this in Plastic

Join the City of Kwinana and learn about the impacts of plastic on the environment.  Meet our community waste engagement officers and be inspired by nature to create a piece of waste free art out of discarded plastic waste. Held at our Sustainability Zone, Kwinana Marketplace (outside Big W).  This event is part of our Living Green Program. For more info about the program go to www.kwinana.wa.gov.au/majorevents 

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Walk to D’Feet MND Perth

 

When: Sunday 1st May 2022- 11:00 am – 1:00 pm AWST
Where: Burswood Park Playground, Camfield Dr, Burswood WA 6100
What: Walk, roll or cartwheel 5.5km whilst raising vital funds for MNDAWA
 
Grab your family, friends, dog, neighbours or strangers and take part in our flagship fundraising event.
Help us to raise $100,000 to support local people living with MND.
 
Here at Motor Neurone Disease Association of WA we rely on the generosity of our supporters to be able to help those in need.
 
Funds raised through events like Walk to D’Feet MND Perth 2022 are crucial in enabling us to continue our work in the community. We couldn’t do it without the help of dedicated fundraisers like you – every bit of effort counts and any amount you raise is so appreciated.
 
Super Early Bird registration fees until 7 March 2022.

 

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Rotary MWA High Tea

The Rotary Club of Metropolitan WA are planning our first medium sized fundraiser!  We can’t wait to see everyone for a purple themed high tea at Lavender Bistro. There will be hot savouries, cakes, sweets, and coffee/tea as well.  Everyone is invited – so bring your partners/spouses, parents, and friends. We would love it if you wanted to bring your mother for an early Mother’s Day high tea! We are in the middle of finalising raffle prizes now and there will likely be more raffle sponsors by the time the event comes around. We are so grateful to our sponsors: Lavender Bistro (www.lavenderbistro.com.au) Cailo Chocolate (www.cailochocolate.com), Seven Seas Tea (www.sevenseastea.com.au), Elmstock Tea (www.elmstocktea.com.au), Jas Refresh Honey (www.refreshonline.com.au/product-category/jas-refresh-honey) We are very excited about what we will have to offer and can’t wait to high tea with you! Details: Sunday, 1 May 2022 @ 12 noon  Lavender Bistro Tickets are $35 each – all proceeds go to Little Things for Tiny Tots – littlethings.org.au Little Things for Tiny Tots provides new and pre-loved essential baby items to WA families in need. They create New Baby Boxes filled with ‘little things’ to assist families care for their newborn such as nappies, wipes, clothing, blankets and books. They distribute New Baby Boxes via their partners including non-profit support services, hospitals and government agencies. Little Things for Tiny Tots is a 100% volunteer-run charity.

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Palmyra Western Farmers Market

 

Come and taste a little bit of the country in the city at Palmyra Western Farmers Market (PWFM) every Sunday 8 AM – 12 PM.

A genuine farmers market with many unique qualities. Your support of PWFM directly funds the Kitchen Garden Program and allows Palmyra Primary School students to grow and cook produce as part of their curriculum.

Absorb yourself in the vibrant community experience amongst great food and friends.

Farm Fresh/Organic fruit and vegetables, coffee, freshly squeezed juice, Turkish Gozleme, Indian Curry,  Seafood, Honey, Pickles, Preserves, Organic bread, Pastries, Cupcakes, Eggs, Homemade Pasta, Breakfast burgers, Crepes, live musical entertainment, Flowers, Native seedlings and much more.

Palmyra Western Farmers Market is a genuine growers market, bringing fresh food direct from the farm gate to you.

 

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Meditation under the trees for kids

Guided kids meditation under the trees

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Wish Upon a Paper Crane

Coogee Live Pop-Up Event 

Originally created for the 2020 Coogee Live, we are bringing back the marvellous display of paper cranes that were made by you! There are 1,500 paper cranes that were made and each crane was created with a wish in mind. It is said that these small cranes carry wishes far enough to be heard that you find yourself in the rhythm of their flight. The cranes will be on display at the Cockburn Health and Community Facility in Success from 11 April through to 31 May 2022.

  • Monday 8am-8pm
  • Tuesday 8am-8pm
  • Wednesday 8am-8pm
  • Thursday 8am-8pm
  • Friday 8am-8pm
  • Saturday 9am-5pm
  • Sunday Closed

 

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Friends of Jorgensen Park: 10-year anniversary & Busy-bee

 

You are invited to join the Friends Group of Jorgensen Park on their 10-year anniversary for a busy-bee day.

Time: 9am – 10.30am The group will focus their efforts on removing the invasive woody weeds to allow for the native vegetation to grow. PLEASE BRING STURDY SHOES, A HAT, WATER BOTTLE AND GLOVES (IF POSSIBLE) Morning tea will be provided after Register your attendance via phone / email: Phone: 9257 9809 Email: environment@kalamunda.wa.gov.au

 

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Sunday Story Time

Join Bec for a lovely Sunday Story Time!

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Nyoongar Six Seasons

 

Join Marissa Verma from Bindi Bindi Dreaming to learn a deeper understanding of the Noongar Six Seasons.
 
These are Birak, Bunuru, Djeran, Makuru, Djilba and Kambarang. Each of the six seasons represents and explains the seasonal changes we see annually.
 
From the flowering of many different trees and plants to the hibernation of reptiles, In this session you will gain insights into the significance and traditional activities of each season, and how to spot the seasonal changes.
 

 

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2022 Revealed Exhibition: New and Emerging WA Aboriginal Artists

The Revealed Exhibition returns in 2022, celebrating the creativity, ambition, and diversity of contemporary Aboriginal Art practice here in Western Australia. The annual Revealed program – encompassing this exhibition as well as an online Art Market, artist talks, demonstrations, workshops and an opening weekend celebration – provides a unique opportunity for Perth arts lovers to meet artists from all over this vast state, hear rich stories of culture and community, and support the next generation of artists by buying artwork to take home and cherish. Dedicated to showcasing new work and the best emerging WA Aboriginal Artists working across remote, regional and metropolitan areas, the Revealed Exhibition is a generous and diverse visual feast – with over 250 works from 100 artists. Explore works which range from highly traditional to cutting edge in a range of mediums including painting, installation, textiles, photography, print, video, weaving and sculpture.

Open day / Sat 7 May

Celebrate the opening of Revealed with a series of artist talks, demonstrations, artist-led workshops and pop-up events. More details will be released soon!

 

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Nature know-how: Tree Discovery Dawdle

 

Take a stroll through the bush and discover the intimate life of trees. Learn about some of the important relationships our Western Australian trees have with one another and other bushland plants, fungi, insects, birds, mammals and of course, humans.
 
Karen from Life in the Bush will guide the walk, point out and identify the different trees and discuss their importance and requirements. This will encompass the above-mentioned interactions (e.g. fungi, insects etc.) and other interesting facts including the lifecycle of trees, photosynthesis, bark, flowers, pollinators, seeds, dispersal methods and more. Attendees can use binoculars to spot dwellers in the canopy and magnifying glasses to identify insects or explore the intricacy of bark and leaves. The walk will even include a game with a prize.
 
Suitable for all ages but the walk will require a low to moderate level of fitness. The FR Berry walk is 2.7kms of generally flat terrain with some steeper gravel sections. More details about the meeting place will be provided upon registration.

 

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Herdsman Lake Discovery Centre Saturdays

We are now open to the public on Saturdays from 9am until 2pm! Grab your Saturday morning coffee from Twitchers coffee window, browse the gift shop, find out about upcoming events, learn more about wildlife from native animal exhibits, and explore the wetland boardwalk. The $5 admission fee supports the continuation of the centre and its environmental education programs.

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Teen Bootcamp

 

If you are 12 to 17 years old and looking for some hard core fun, then join us for our free outdoor Teen Bootcamp.
 
With fun and challenging group exercises, teenagers will develop strength, fitness, coordination and agility – all within a positive team atmosphere.
 
You only regret the workout you didn’t do, so make sure you sign up for some fitness and fun!
 
Held at Robert Thompson Reserve, Noranda every Tuesday in May from 4pm – 5pm.
 
Suitable for all fitness levels. Registrations essential.
 
This program is supported by the City’s Health and Wellbeing Plan to create a healthier Bayswater.

 

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Crafty Kids Event

 

Come join us with your little ones for a morning of stories and craft activities with Brockman Community House. Recommended for kids aged 5yr & under.
 
Upcoming Dates:
Wednesday 2 March – Recycle and Reuse
Wednesday 6 April – Easter
Wednesday 4 May – Mother’s Day
Wednesday 1 June – Messy Play
 
This event is FREE. There is no need to book or register but please check in WASafe app when you arrive to the event.
Feel free to come and go anytime throughout the activity.
 
Address: Centrepoint Midland Shopping Centre 307 Great Eastern Highway (opposite Midland train station) MIDLAND

 

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Food Sensations for Parents workshops

Join us for our next Food Sensations for Parents workshops, in partnership with Foodbank WA starting Wednesday 4 May. Healthy eating ideas, tips for mealtimes and cooking tasty family recipes are some of the things included in the sessions. These workshops are very popular, so call us on 9440 1097 to book your space. Hosted by Child and Parent Centre Westminster.

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Sunset Park Yoga

 

All Welcome, Wednesday evening 6pm Park Yoga @ Celebration Park!!
 
When : Wednesdays @ 6pm Where : Celebration Park, Balga (sunset side) Cost : Pay what you can (aka a donation) Bring : Yoga mat and a smile (there will be 2 mats available to borrow if you don’t have one) and I can even lend you a smile if you can’t find yours 😄😆
 
Hatha Yoga, suited to EveryBODY (perfect for beginners, feel free to bring the kids or the grandparents).
 
All welcome, hope to see you there.

 

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Free Verge Plant Program launch and workshop

Join Landcare SJ Inc. and the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale for the launch of the 2022 Free Verge Plants Program and related workshops. The Free Verge Plants Program is restricted to Shire residents, but the workshops are open to all. Visit www.landcaresj.com.au to register for your free native seedlings, and register here for the workshops. Presenters to be determined.

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Dinner at Dusk – Secret Harbour

 

Join us for Dinner at Dusk Secret Harbour!

 
Enjoy a night under the stars with the best range of food trucks, live music and an ambience you will love.
 
Bring a blanket and set up with family and friends on the grass, or take up a seat at one of our complimentary tables and chairs.
 
We cant wait to see you there. Ample parking for those traveling from other areas too.
 
Food truck & Music details will be provided in the event Discussion the week prior to each event.
 
Entry is Free.
 
Its a community thing!

 

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GOS TALKS Parent Workshop: Building Courage and Resilience in Children with Karen Young

How to help your children navigate anxiety and find their ‘brave’. 

Courage and resilience are vital qualities that help children adapt to adversity and challenge. Both courage and resilience are qualities that can be encouraged in any child, with parents in the perfect position to nurture these traits. In this talk, psychologist Karen Young will explain why resilience is important and how parents can help grow these essential qualities in our children.   

About Karen Young Karen Young has worked as a psychologist in private practice, as well as in organisational and educational settings. She is a speaker, educator, and consultant, both at home in Australia and overseas. Founder of ‘Hey Sigmund’, a popular online resource that provides contemporary, research-driven information on anxiety and neurodevelopment in children, Karen Young is also best-selling writer of the ‘Hey Warrior’ series of children’s books.   

To register for your free ticket, please click here

Contact for any enquiries:

 

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Facebook Live Rhymetime

 

Can’t make it to the Library? Mandurah Library & Heritage Services have weekly programs on Facebook for you to watch live or at your leisure.
Rhymetime is a fun way to share action rhymes, finger plays, songs and stories which help build language and literacy skills. Rhymetime is aimed at 0 – 2 year olds, but is fun for all the family. Tune in to Rhymetime every Thursday at 10am Check out the City of Mandurah Facebook page under events for more information.

 

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May The 4th Night Tour

 

Adult: $55 | Concession: $40 | Child: $30
Start Time: 7:30 pm
 
This 4th of May put your Jedi robes on, clip on your Lightsabre(s) and make a jump into hyperspace to the Perth Observatory to celebrate Star Wars Day. Our telescope operators will show you stunning objects whether it’s a planet the Death Star could destroy, or a massive nebula to launch an attack from.
 
Experience our amazing night sky through our wide range of telescopes at our sky viewing nights. Our Volunteers will take you on a grand tour of the Southern Hemisphere’s sky with a wide range of targets including Nebulas, planets, dying stars, and enormous star clusters.
 
We’ll have prizes for the best adult and child costumes. So please come along to our May 4th event at the Perth Observatory in your fav intergalactic gear. There could even be a Star Wars character on site, you never can tell!!!

 

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Nerf Night

It’s that time again! Time for a Nerf battle! Gear up and put your game faces on! TICKET SALES ONLY! *Rules and conditions apply* *Socks must be worn* ***$26.95 per Ticket, Adults FREE*** 🍭 Café will be open 🍭 Nerf guns and bullets provided 🍭 Nugget meal included in the ticket price 🍭 Suitable for ages 4-11 years 🍭 Hosted Games with supervision

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Pets in the Park

 

Come along to a family friendly event with pet related businesses, market stalls and community groups!
 
Best Dressed Pet Competition @ 11am Pet Obstacle Course Pet Photo Booth
 
There will also be a selection of handmade and unique market stalls along with coffee and food vans.
 
Event will be subject to the Covid Regulations in place.

 

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Castledare Miniature Railway 3rd Sunday Run

Please be advised that effective from October 2021 our fare structure will be changing Adult: $7.00, Child $4:00, plus if you spend more than $50.00 in one transaction we will give a 10% discount. Under 2 years of age travel free with adult. Public run days are on the 3rd Sunday of each month from 10:00am – 1:30pm. Diesel services only. Wilson Park Station Kent St. Wilson (Kent St. Weir)

 

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Kanyana Wildlife

 

Wildlife talks from Kanyana at High Wycombe Library. Christine Bazen is a volunteer from Kanyana. She has a wealth of experience regarding caring for out native animals. She will be bringing along some animals as part of the presentation. Bookings essential

The talk includes the following:

  • Introduction to Kanyana – who are they and what do they do?
  • Learn about the lives of some of our wildlife. What makes them special?
  • Why we need to conserve our wildlife.
  • What to do if you find injured wildlife.

The City’s Environment Team have organised a series of FREE talks at the libraries throughout April, May and June. This is a FREE event Bookings are essential to attend. Book via trybooking.com/BYNYT

 

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Tuning into Teens 6 Week Parenting Workshop

 

A free 6 week program for parents and carers of children aged 10-17 years.
 
The Tuning in to Teens program has an emphasis on emotional intelligence, it is designed to support parents to establish stronger relationships with their teenage children. It aims to provide parents with a greater understanding of their teen’s emotional experiences while enhancing skills for parents to use to be supportive, emphatic and stay connected to their young person.
 
Adolescents with higher emotional intelligence: – Are more aware, assertive & strong in situations of peer pressure – Have greater success making friends & are more able to manage conflict – Are more able to cope with upset or angry emotions – Have fewer mental health & substance abuse issues – Have greater career success
 
EVENT DETAILS: When: Monday 16th May 2022 – 20th June 2022 (6 weeks) 6-pm – 8pm Where: Meerilinga Children and Community Service Woodvale. 30 Chichester Drive, Woodvale WA 6026. Cost: This is a FREE event. Bookings: Book online at www.ngala.com.au or Phone: 9368 9368 or Email: NorthWestMetro.PCWA@ngala.com.au
 
FURTHER INFORMATION: Please contact Samantha for more information on this event. P: (08) 9309 3462 E: woodvale@meerilinga.org.au
 
We look forward to seeing you there! ❤️
 
Please note: Due to COVID-19, events are subject to change or cancellation based on WA Public Health advice. If you have registered for an event that is rescheduled, cancelled, or changed into an online event, we will notify you as soon as possible. All public health and social measures remain in place for events held at Meerilinga locations. To ensure the safety of our children, families, community, and staff, Meerilinga continues to monitor the situation and update our COVID-19 policy accordingly. For more information, please visit: www.meerilinga.org.au/covid-19/

 

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Creative Kids – Musical Families

National Families Week 15 – 21 May – Stronger families, stronger communities Come along to Creative Kids for a special Families Week musical families theme. The Flamingo Strings will be joining us at both the Tuesday and Thursday sessions with their string instruments and fun, interactive shows that will be sure to get both children and parents moving, singing and dancing.   Creative Kids for children 2 – 4 years – Tuesday 17 May  9.30am – 10.30am Creative Older Kids for children 5 – 8 years – Thursday 19 May 3.30pm – 4.30pm   Cost: Free, no bookings required Enquiries:

Phone: 9397 3000

 

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Dinner at Dusk – Dalyellup

 

Join us for Dinner at Dusk at The Lakes in Dalyellup!
 
Operating Fridays, monthly.
 
Enjoy a night under the stars with the best range of food trucks, live music and an ambience you will love.
Bring a blanket and set up with family and friends on the grass, or take up a seat at one of our complimentary tables and chairs.
 
We cant wait to see you there. Ample parking for those traveling from other areas too.
 
Food truck & Music details will be provided in the event Discussion the week prior to each event.
 
Entry is Free.
 
Its a community thing!

 

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MiLi Markets – Jungle Park Food Truck Fridays

We’re bringing weekly food trucks alongside the awesome playground at Jungle Park! Bring your blanket, or chairs, or beanbags and let the kids play while you wait for your dinner! Come along each Friday evening and see which delicious food choices we have for you.

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Dinner at Dusk – Point Walter

 

Join us for Dinner at Dusk at the ever stunning Point Walter!
Operating Sundays, fortnightly!
Enjoy a night under the stars with the best range of food trucks, live music and an ambience you will love.
Bring a blanket and set up with family and friends on the grass, or take up a seat at one of our complimentary tables and chairs.
We cant wait to see you there. Ample parking for those traveling from other areas too.
Food truck & Music details will be provided in the event Discussion the week prior to each event.
Entry is Free.
Its a community thing!

 

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Food Sensations for Adults program

 

FREE Nutrition & Cooking program: 6 May, 13 May, 20 May & 27 May

The City of Armadale invites you to attend the Food Sensations® for Adults four week nutrition and cooking program, delivered by Foodbank WA.

Please note, this is a four week program and attendees must be able to attend all four sessions to register.

Bookings are essential for this program as places are limited.

Come along to Kelmscott Hall for a hands on, interactive nutrition and cooking experience. The Food Sensations® for Adults will assist you to improve knowledge, attitudes, and skills around selecting and preparing healthy food and you’ll get to cook some healthy, tasty, and easy recipes along the way!

The program will cover:

  • Healthy eating
  • Label reading
  • Meal planning
  • Budgeting
  • Cooking
  • Food Safety

and more!

Program dates and times

  • Friday, 6 May 9:30am – 12:00pm
  • Friday, 13 May 9:30am – 12:00pm
  • Friday, 20 May 9:30am – 12:00pm
  • Friday, 27 May 9:30am – 12:00pm

Please note that all participants must have proof of a COVID-19 vaccination or valid medical exemption in order to attend. For further information please contact Sophie Royce on 9463 3234.

 

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Parents as Career Coaches

 

Looking to guide your child towards a rewarding career?

This straight-talking presentation from award-winning career coach Alison Bannister will give you ideas on how to start helping a young person with their career opportunities and employability skills. This workshop is for adults. Bookings are essential via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/parents-as-career-coaches-tickets-296427702237 Please arrive by 3.45pm for a 4pm start.   Visitors to the City’s libraries will be required to follow contact tracing protocols as specified by the WA Health Department public health measures, such as the use of hand sanitiser and complying with reduced event capacities for social distancing, must be followed by all participants. Please do not visit a library if you are unwell, have recently been overseas, or have been in close contact with someone confirmed or suspected of having COVID-19.

 

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Bringing Up Great kids

Bringing up Great Kids (BUGK) is a reflective, mindful, respectful program that provides parents with an opportunity to reflect on their parenting journey This is a six week online course to support dads, mums, and carers to learn more about the origins of parenting, child brain development and its influence on their thoughts, feelings and behaviour.  Understand how to respond to children’s feelings and needs and much more.  This is an interactive online program with video and audio acesss a requirement to participate. To register phone Cockburn Parenting Service on 9411 3855 or email parenting@cockburn.wa.gov.au Suitable for parents/carers of children up to 12.

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(Girls/Ladies Only) Bibra Lake Free Skateboard Clinics

Beyond Skate are running free Girls/Ladies Only Skateboarding Clinics at Bibra Lake Skatepark this summer. Register now!

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Friday Night Chillz

Come and chill with the Youth Team at Mandurah Skate Park and join in on a range of activities and competitions! Transport leaves The Billy Dower Youth Centre at 3.30pm and returns 6.15pm. 

Date: Fridays (begins Week 2) 

Time: 04.00pm – 6.00pm 

Location: Mandurah Skate Park (Bus leaves Billy Dower Youth Centre, 41 Dower Street Mandurah @ 3.30pm) 

Age: 11-17 

Phone: 9550 3670 

Email: youth@mandurah.wa.gov.au 

Register online by completing online membership form

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Kids Yoga at Lakelands

 

Lakelands Shopping Centre is excited to bring you some FREE kids yoga classes!
 
On the first Friday of each month, at 9am and opposite Muffin Break, the 30mins activity is hosted by local yoga instructor, Blaire.
 
Don’t forget to bring your own mat and towel on the day!
 
Please remember to sign in using the SafeWA app on the day. Kids must be supervised by a parent/guardian at all times.

 

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Build Your Bond Online Workshop

 

Learn how to connect with your child and understand their world. ❤️
 
This parenting workshop will allow parents to better understand their toddler/child’s world embrace who they are. It will give parents the chance to learn different ways in how they can connect with their child and build a strong, meaningful relationship with them.
 
EVENT DETAILS: This is an online event. Please register to receive further details. When: Wednesday 18 May, 2022 6:30pm – 8:00pm. All dates for this event are: 18/05/2022, 25/05/2022, 01/06/2022. Cost: This is a FREE event. Register: Please register your attendance by email our Parenting Facilitator, Belynda Smith at belynda.smith@meerilinga.org.au.
 
FURTHER INFORMATION: Please contact Belynda Smith, Parenting Facilitator at Meerilinga for more information on this event. P: (08) 9331 2211 E: belynda.smith@meerilinga.org.au
 
We look forward to seeing you there! ⭐
 
Please note: Due to COVID-19, events are subject to change or cancellation based on WA Public Health advice. If you have registered for an event that is rescheduled, cancelled, or changed into an online event, we will notify you as soon as possible. All public health and social measures remain in place for events held at Meerilinga locations. To ensure the safety of our children, families, community, and staff, Meerilinga continues to monitor the situation and update our COVID-19 policy accordingly. For more information, please visit: www.meerilinga.org.au/covid-19/

 

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Supporting Yourself and Others – Mental Health Education Session

54% of Australians with a mental illness don’t access mental health care and treatment. Stigma is one of the largest barriers to seeking help. Social support and encouragement from others can have a positive influence. This interactive and practical introductory workshop, delivered by Lifeline WA, is targeted at sporting club and community group volunteers, coaches and leaders. By the end of this session participants will be able to:

  • Identify general signs of poorer mental health and wellbeing
  • Use a “traffic light” system to check in on their own mental wellbeing
  • Have a basic check-in conversation with a colleague
  • Find appropriate supports

Wednesday 18 May | 6pm to 7.30pm Fremantle Surf Life Saving Club, 20 Leighton Beach Blvd, North Fremantle WA 6159 Free | Bookings essential – Register Here The City of Fremantle has partnered with the Imagined Futures Alliance Against Depression to deliver this training opportunity to the community.  Alternatively if you are unable to attend in person, feel free to register for one of the virtual training sessions below:

 

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Dinner at Dusk – Harvey

 

Join us for Dinner at Dusk at our NEWEST location…Harvey!
 
Operating Saturdays, monthly
 
Enjoy a night under the stars with the best range of food trucks, live music and an ambience you will love.
Bring a blanket and set up with family and friends on the grass, or take up a seat at one of our complimentary tables and chairs.
 
We cant wait to see you there. Ample parking for those traveling from other areas too.
 
Food truck & Music details will be provided in the event Discussion the week prior to each event.
 
Entry is Free.
 
Its a community thing!

 

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Balga Friday Markets

The Balga Friday Markets are a volunteer-run, outdoor market held at Mirrabooka Open Space (behind Herb Graham Recreation Centre). The markets have been operating 47 years with all profits reinvested back to local sports, schools, community and senior groups. Market sellers offer a huge variety of new and second-hand items including homewares, clothing, toys, plants, gardening equipment and tools. There are also fresh fruit and vegetables, food and drink options available and much more. It’s likely you will find something interesting, as well as a bargain or two, every time you visit! Parking is available onsite. BYO shopping bags. Not all sellers offer EFTPOS so please bring cash.  Please follow social distancing measures and hygiene practices. For more information on COVID-19 safety measures, please refer to the WA Department of Health website here.

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Storytime with Grandma Rosie!

 

Join Grandma Rosie on the second Wednesday of every month for Storytime under our beautiful trees and experience the magic of Perth City Farm. Each week Rosie will read a story, share her wisdom and we’ll go on an adventure together; to meet the chickens, smell some herbs & flowers or explore this beautiful oasis.
 
These sessions are best suited children under 5 and a caregiver must be in attendance at all times. Please register in advance via the tickets link. Attendance is by donation via the ticketing platform or cash on the day.
 
Grandma Rosie was one of the founding members of this beautiful place called Perth City Farm. For 28 years Rosie has been working her magic to create this beautiful haven in the middle of a bustling city.
 
At Perth City Farm, we are kind to each other, ourselves and the Earth. We welcome and include all; inviting visitors to pause and reconnect with themselves, others, nature and spirit.
 
– GETTING HERE –
Although there is paid City of Perth parking around the area, it can get very busy during standard working hours. The easiest way to get to Perth City Farm is via public transport. We are just down the steps from Claisebrook Train Station, and the Yellow CAT bus stops just out the front.
 
– FOOD & DRINK –
If you need something sweet to nibble on, or a coffee to get you through the hump day; our on-site ‘Farmology Cafe’ will be open on Wednesday mornings to keep you fed & watered. Remember to bring your keep cup! 🙂

 

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Towel Day Night Tour

 

Adult: $55 Concession: $40 Child: $30
Start Time: 7:30 pm
 
Towel Day is celebrated every year on 25 May as a tribute to the author Douglas Adams by his fans. On this day, fans openly carry a towel with them, as described in Adams’ The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy or share their folded animal towels to demonstrate their appreciation for the books and the author.
 
The importance of the towel was introduced in The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy’s original radio series in 1978. The follow-up book explained the importance of towels in The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy universe in Chapter 3, using much of the same wording as the original radio series:
 
A towel, it says, is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have. Partly it has great practical value. You can wrap it around you for warmth as you bound across the cold moons of Jaglan Beta; you can lie on it on the brilliant marble-sanded beaches of Santraginus V, inhaling the heady sea vapours; you can sleep under it beneath the stars which shine so redly on the desert world of Kakrafoon; use it to sail a mini raft down the slow heavy River Moth; wet it for use in hand-to-hand-combat; wrap it around your head to ward off noxious fumes or avoid the gaze of the Ravenous Bugblatter Beast of Traal (such a mind-bogglingly stupid animal, it assumes that if you can’t see it, it can’t see you — daft as a brush, but very very ravenous); you can wave your towel in emergencies as a distress signal, and of course, dry yourself off with it if it still seems to be clean enough.
 
So on the night of the 25th of May, bring your towel and come experience our amazing night sky through our wide range of telescopes at our sky viewing nights. Our volunteers will take you on a grand tour of the Southern Hemisphere’s sky with a wide range of targets including Nebulas, planets, dying stars, and enormous star clusters.
 

 

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Tuning in to Teens

Tuning in to Teens is a free online parenting program for parents/carers of pre teens and teens. The six week course focuses on understanding your teenager and helping them with their emotions using the skills of emotion coaching.  Limited spots available. To register, phone 9411 3855 or email parenting@cockburn.wa.gov.au Suitable for parents and carers of children 12 – 18 years. Register for Turning into Teens

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LGBTQIA+ Safe Haven

Seeking a safe space for LGBTQIA+ youth? We’ve got you sorted! The LGBTQIA+ Safe Haven is a space for rainbow youth to hang out with like-minded individuals, explore common issues and concerns as well as chat over craft, board games, gaming consoles and more. For more information email fyn@fremantle.wa.gov.au. Suitable for ages 12–25 years. When: Every Thursday, starting 7 Apr | 3pm–5pm | Free Where: The Lab, Fremantle Library, 151 High St, Fremantle WA 6160

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Social Media and Mental Health Workshop

 

Come and learn what you and your family can do to encourage healthy and safe social media use. 💻📱
 
Australian teenagers are spending up to 18 hours per week online and 91% of teens aged 15 to 19 report using social media. Some are experiencing negative consequences from social media use.
 
This FREE workshop aims to increase knowledge and understanding about: • The positives of social media • The potential negatives of being online • Healthy and safe social media use
 
EVENT DETAILS: Where: Meerilinga Children and Community Service Cockburn. 218 Winterfold Road, Coolbellup WA 6163. When: Thursday 12 May, 2022 6:30pm – 8:00pm Cost: This is a FREE event. Bookings are essential. Booking: Please register your attendance by emailing cockburn@meerilinga.org.au or calling (08) 9331 2211
 
FURTHER INFORMATION: Please contact Natalie Procino for more information on this event. P: (09) 9331 2211 E: cockburn@meerilinga.org.au
 
We look forward to seeing you there! ⭐

 

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Saturday Sowing with our Gardening Guru!

 

On the last Saturday of the month (March – June), join our fabulous Market Garden Coordinator Katie for some fun in the Farm.

Each month, we’ll be planting something new, and Katie will have all the tips and tricks on how to create a spectacular seasonal crop. Perfect for gardeners of all ages and experience levels, this is your chance to learn from an expert in a relaxed setting.
 
The session will run for about an hour, and will finish up with a refreshing drink created from ingredients grown right here on the Farm. Wear outdoor clothes and bring some gardening gloves if you have some. Our Farmers Market is on at the same time, so you can combine this with food shopping, a café stop and maybe even a yoga class!
Spaces are limited, so register your interest today. Children are welcome but must be accompanied by an assisting parent/guardian.
 
Meet Katie
Katie is a qualified Horticulturalist with a passion for food production and landscape gardening. She loves to talk all things plants and inspire people to grow and eat locally and sustainably.
 

 

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Walyalup Cultural Walk

Walyalup Aboriginal Cultural Centre Join Kaya, your Noongar guide, around the Walyalup prescient for an insightful journey into Fremantle’s Aboriginal Heritage. Experience acknowledgment to the land of the Whadjuk people which they have called home since the beginning of time. Thursday 5, 12 & 19 May 22’ | 11am to 12noon $20pp | Individual classes | Bookings required

 

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STEM in the Story Place

 

Explore STEM through story time. STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths.
 
Come and join in the fun as we explore STEM through literacy and learning. We will be reading stories, singing songs and exploring through play.
 
With a range of hands-on activities and experiences for families to explore, engage with and delight their senses. Different activities weekly, so be sure to join us more than once.
Suitable for ages 2 years plus.
FREE EVENT
Location: The Story Place, Mezzanine State Library of Western Australia

 

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Time for Stories at the Ferry Tram

Join the City of South Perth and the South Perth Historical Society for Story Time at the Ferry Tram

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Ashfield Bassendean Food Truck Fortnights

 

MiLi Markets is bringing our famous food truck nights to the Town of Bassendean! Each fortnight on a Thursday night at Ashfield Oval you’ll find a great choice of savoury and sweet foodies and lots of music and vibes.
 

 

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Dinner at Dusk – Bunbury

 

Join us for Dinner at Dusk Bunbury!
Enjoy a night under the stars with the best range of food trucks, live music and an ambience you will love.
Bring a blanket and set up with family and friends on the grass, or take up a seat at one of our complimentary tables and chairs.
We cant wait to see you there. Ample parking for those traveling from other areas too.
Food truck & Music details will be provided in the event Discussion the week prior to each event.
Entry is Free.
Its a community thing!

 

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2022 WA Mack Muster and Truck Show

 

Perth’s premier Truck Show event raising money for Cancer Research 💯
 
The WA Mack Muster and Truck Show is a grassroots family friendly muster experience that promises to be a fun day out at the Farm with a bunch of Macks and other makes and models on display 😃
 
Trucks, food, drink and dust! What more could you ask for at a Muster out on a Farm 😁 And not just any farm, the stunning Quarry Farm in Byford 👌
 
The inaugural 2020 show saw 140+ Trucks converge on the beautiful Quarry Farm venue and the 3,500+ people that came along to check out the big rigs help to the Event to raise $100,000 for Cancer Research 👍
 
2022 promises to be more 😎

 

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Bedfordale Bush Market

Our markets are held every 4th Saturday of the month from Mar – Nov with free kids activities, food trucks, coffee, fresh produce, local honey & bread. A local market showcasing all that Bedfordale has to offer with homegrown produce, food stalls, art, craft and entertainment. For additional details contact bedfordalemarkets@gmail.com.

The Bedfordale Hall is under construction 🚧
So we are moving to Kelmscott!
 
APRIL MAY JUNE MARKETS will be held at:
The Kelmscott Hall
60 River Road
Kelmscott

 

 

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Dinner at Dusk – Australind

 

Join us for Dinner at Dusk at Ridley Place Foreshore in Australind!
Operating Saturdays, monthly (except for December when we will run on Sunday / Boxing Day)
Enjoy a night under the stars with the best range of food trucks, live music and an ambience you will love.
Bring a blanket and set up with family and friends on the grass, or take up a seat at one of our complimentary tables and chairs.
We cant wait to see you there. Ample parking for those traveling from other areas too.
Food truck & Music details will be provided in the event Discussion the week prior to each event.
Entry is Free.
Its a community thing!

 

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Science Alive workshop – Calling all Big and Little Scientists

Science excites the minds of the young as well as the old.  That’s why we are inviting grandparents to bring along a grandchild to this enthralling high-energy show.

You will learn about the science behind the way things work, how energy use and electricity are crucial in our daily lives and how we can use the sun, wind, water and even rubbish to produce electricity.

This workshop is interactive and will ignite curiosity and spark awe and wonder in all who attend.

It is most suitable for grandchildren aged six years and over.

This program is open to City of Gosnells residents aged 55+. 

Bookings are essential and will open from 8am on Monday 9 May 2022.  By registering, participants agree to follow all relevant COVID19 safety requirements.  

Cost: Free Enquiries:

Addie Mills Centre
Phone:

 

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Walk to D’Feet MND Bunbury

 

Limber up and get ready to make a difference for Motor Neurone Disease Assn of WA Inc in Walk to D’Feet MND Bunbury 2022. Join us for a fun day out and make every step count!

When: Sunday 29 May 2022- 11:00 am – 1:00 pm AWST Where: Koombana Bay Foreshore What: Walk, roll or cartwheel 4km whilst raising vital funds for MNDAWA. Grab your family, friends, dog, neighbours or strangers and take part in our flagship fundraising event. Help us to raise $20,000 to support local people living with MND. Here at Motor Neurone Disease Association of WA we rely on the generosity of our supporters to be able to help those in need. Funds raised through events like Walk to D’Feet MND Bunbury 2022 are crucial in enabling us to continue our work in the community. We couldn’t do it without the help of dedicated fundraisers like you – every bit of effort counts and any amount you raise is so appreciated. Super Early Bird registration fees until 18 April 2022.

 

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Facebook Live – Lego Club

 

Can’t make it to the Library? Mandurah Library & Heritage Services have weekly programs on Facebook for you to watch live or at your leisure.
Lego Club 3pm Wednesday Challenge accepted!  Take part in some family fun by seeing what you can build with Lego. Post your challenge creations each week to share with other Lego super stars. Lego play encourages creativity, fine motor skills, problem-solving and social skills through imaginative play! Check out the City of Mandurah Facebook page under events for more information.

 

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Find more Perth events for Families here

Why not check out our amazing Mother’s Day Events Ideas in Perth list for more things to do with Mum or as a family? 

About Holly Clark

Holly Clark is currently a stay at home mum of one, a self-confessed coffee addict and a baker of sweet treats. She studied Professional Writing and Editing, and occasionally writes on her recipe blog, Lucky Star's Kitchen

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