There’s lots to get you out of the house and entertained this weekend.
Organise your weekend with this handy hit list.
1. Justin Standley concert
Music has helped one artist reconnect with his family and now he is using it to help him cope with losing his best friend – Wagga’s Lisa Whittaker – to cancer.
Justin Standley will perform at the Commercial Club this Sunday from 2pm to 5pm. All proceeds will be donated to cancer research and support. Tickets are $10 and will be available at the door.
He said the show will include X Factor footage, photo tributes to Lisa Whittaker, a Roy Orbison tribute, some of his most popular and successful songs to date, new songs from the new Country Gospel CD.
2. Cool off around the region
If there’s one thing Australians know, it’s how to cool off when a stinking hot summer rolls around.
As temperatures continue to soar around the Riverina, we’ve compiled a handful of great destinations that will get you out of the house and into a splash.
Some are just around the corner, some require a bit of driving – but think of the time spent in the car air-conditioning. Bliss.
Check out our handy guide of seven places to check out.
3. Head out for a jog
Saturday from 8am to 11am starting from Apex Park, Lake Albert.
Waggga Parkrun is a free, weekly, timed five kilometre run or walk that takes place at hundreds of locations across Australia.
No matter your age or fitness level, parkrun is for everyone, so get your runners ready.
Wagga parkrun is made possible thanks to Medibank's Free + Active program which aims to tackle inactivity and support community connection through free, social, community-based activities.
4. Head to the markets
Wollundry Saturday Markets – Saturday 8am to 1pm at the Civic Precint.
Held at the Civic Precinct around the beautiful Wollundry Lagoon in the heart of Wagga. Come down and enjoy a walk around the lagoon and then enjoy all the markets have to offer.
With over 30 stallholders, including a variety of food purveyors, including a variety of fruit 'n veg and homewares there is much to choose from. You can grab a great egg 'n bacon roll and a hot cuppa while you're here.
5. Summer Reading Club: Curious Creature
Young people encouraged to read as many books over summer to keep their brains active, January 4–January 31.
From real creatures to the imagined, actual to mythological, microscopic to megafauna, and Australia’s marvellous marsupials to all the classification of Animalia in between, this summer children and young people will be encouraged to explore and connect with a curiosity of creatures.
If you are in primary school, head into the Wagga Wagga City Library for your free Summer Reading Showbag.
Visit the website from December 1 for online activities and competitions for all ages.
Primary school showbags available from December 17, 2018. For more school holiday activities check out our handy guide here.
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