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UPDATE: Due to the expected rainfall this coming week, the Cooke Park Community Fun Day scheduled for Saturday 22 October will be postponed to the new date of Saturday 19 November 2022, from 10am to 2pm.

Parkes Shire Council is pleased to be partnering with the Parkes Community Arts Inc. (PCA) to host the Spring Fling Festival this month.

Funded by the NSW Government's Reconnecting Regional NSW Community Events Program, PCA is hosting the festival between Saturday 8 and Sunday 23 October 2022.

The festival includes a jam-packed program of free events including a Community Fun Day, a film screening of Baz Luhrmann's ELVIS, creative workshops, music and art.

You can get involved in the festival by attending one of the many workshops being held during the two-week festival, including Community Drumming Workshops, an Inventing Insects Art Workshop, or a Spring Flower-Arranging Workshop.

ELVIS, Baz Luhrmann's latest film, will be screened at Cooke Park Pavilion on Friday 14 October at 6pm.

Parkes Shire Council's Manager Cultural, Education & Library Services Kerryn Jones said, "Movie goers are encouraged to come dressed up in their best Elvis or Priscilla gear, with prizes to be awarded for the best dressed.

"Although these events are free, bookings are essential for the film viewing and all workshops. To reserve your spot, visit PCA's Facebook page for further details," added Ms Jones.

A rescheduled Community Fun Day will be held on Saturday 19 November 2022 at Cooke Park Pavilion from 10am - 2pm, and will include market stalls, six beautiful alpacas from Quentin Alpaca Park, face-painting, live music, free Rotary BBQ, coffee van, arts and crafts, and much more.

On Sunday 23 October the Parkes Shire Band will team up with other musicians and bands to present a free concert at the Parkes RSL Starlight Lounge at 2pm, celebrating Lindsay Morehouse's contribution to music in Parkes.

The Best in Show Art Exhibition (funded by CMOC-Northparkes Mines) will also be opening on Saturday 8 October at 10am and will be on display in the Coventry Room throughout the festival during Parkes Library opening hours.

Other events happening around the Parkes Shire include the Peak Hill Arts Connect Workshops and Parkes M&D Spring into Summer events.

Information regarding the festival, including the program and bookings, can be found on Facebook by visiting: www.facebook.com/PCAFestival.

The Spring Fling Festival is funded by NSW Government's Reconnecting Regional NSW Community Events Program.