Do you love science, technology and all things STEM? Don’t miss the free Science After Dark: A Night at the Library event.
‘We’re celebrating National Science Week at Atherton Library with an exciting and interactive community program,’ said Deputy Mayor Kevin Cardew.
‘There will be a range of hands-on activities — including robotics and coding — as well as presentations from James Cook University and local science leaders.
‘Places are limited so book now for the 5.30–7.30pm event on Friday 20 August,’ said Deputy Mayor Cardew.
This National Science Week project is supported by the Australian Government.
Join us for a free screening of ‘Looby’ — a documentary about provocative Australian artist Keith Looby.
‘Looby is well-known for painting controversial figures, and his truth-telling style has ostracised him from the art world,’ said Councillor Peter Hodge.
‘Despite this, he won the Archibald Prize in 1984 with a portrait of actor Max Gillies.
‘The documentary follows Looby’s life and art, and the filmmakers will be on hand to answer questions after the screening.
‘There will be light refreshments and a cash bar, so grab some friends and make an evening of it,’ said Councillor Hodge.
The screening will be from 5.30pm on Friday 13 August at the Tableland Regional Gallery, and you need to book your seat by Wednesday 11 August.
Tablelands Regional Council has collaborated with Queensland Police Service and Department of Transport and Main Roads to deliver a Road Safety Program to Millaa Millaa and Butchers Creek State Schools.
‘The aim of the program was to change road safety behaviours and ensure the kids had good bike and scooter skills and knowledge,’ said Councillor Dave Bilney.
‘The program taught the students to identify and respond to hazards and to understand key road-sharing behaviours.
‘It was great to have teachers, parents and caregivers involved too, as they will be the ones reinforcing the behaviours and skills.
‘The funding we received meant we could also buy scooters and helmets for the schools so they can continue to embed what they have learnt,’ said Councillor Bilney
This initiative is supported by funding from the Queensland Government’s Community Road Safety Grants scheme.
Photo: Millaa Millaa State School © Education Queensland.
Victory in the Pacific Day (VP Day) commemorates Japan’s acceptance of the Allied demand for unconditional surrender and, for Australians, the end of World War II.
‘On the Tablelands, we remember the local men and women who served and those who were based on the Tablelands during WWII at a ceremony at Rocky Creek War Memorial Park,’ said Mayor Rod Marti.
‘This year is the 76th anniversary of victory in the Pacific and we’ll be dedicating seven individual and one unit plaque during the ceremony.
‘The unit plaque recognises Australian War Animals.
‘Our guest speaker is WWII veteran Phil English OAM who served in the Royal Australian Air Force.
‘We’ll also be unveiling new signs about the area when it was a military hospital, and about wartime transport, war artists and other features of the site.
‘The event is from 9am on Sunday 15 August and we ask you to stay at home if you have any flu-like symptoms.
‘If you can’t make it on the day, please head to the memorial park on another day to pay your respects and see the new memorial,’ said Mayor Marti.
Limited camping for self-contained vehicles is available in the adjacent rest area.
Photo: © Gordon Grimwade (Write Shutter)
Have you always dreamed of writing a picture book but don’t know where to start?
Here’s your chance to learn the ins and outs of creating picture books from award-winning children’s author, Aleesah Darlison.
‘Aleesah has published more than 50 books and has won numerous awards for her writing,’ said Deputy Mayor Kevin Cardew.
‘In this free workshop she’ll provide tips on how to source ideas, pare back text to allow room for illustrations, and create a story that truly sings.
‘You’ll also learn about picture book structures, word counts, and formatting and submission guidelines.
‘This free workshop will be held at the Atherton Library on Wednesday 11 August and is open to aspiring authors aged 16 and over.
Places are limited so register now,’ said Deputy Mayor Cardew.
Photo: Author Aleesah Darlison.