What’s on in Armadale and Gosnells

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THERE are plenty of upcoming events to enjoy in Armadale and Gosnells.

February 20: The Department of Fire and Emergency Services will hold a free event to teach residents how they can be better prepared for emergencies.
Topics on the night will include packing emergency kits, fire danger ratings, the bushfire warning system, where to get up-to-date information during an emergency and what to do in an emergency.
The Forrestdale fire incident controller will also be on hand to answer questions about the recent bushfire in the area.
The free event will be at the Piara Waters Pavilion from 6.30pm.
Visit www.trybooking.com/BAXGH to RSVP.

February 20: An information session will be held to help the community learn more about the removal of Kelmscott’s Denny Avenue level crossing.
Attendees will be able to speak to team members on any issues or questions they have regarding the removal of the level crossing, the raising of the railway line and the creation of a road underpass at Davis Road.
The information session will be held at Frye Park Pavilion between 4pm and 7pm.
Visit www.eventbrite.com.au/e/denny-avenue-level-crossing-removal-drop-in-session-tickets-55394652898 to RSVP a place.

February 20: The City of Armadale will host an information session to give community groups and not-for-profits some help to source funding.
This session will include speakers from Lotterywest, Bendigo Bank, a number of state government departments and City of Armadale staff and what funding is available.
The workshop will be held at the City of Armadale’s Administration Centre from 5.30pm to 8pm.
RSVP’s need to be made before February 18 via Eventbrite by searching ‘Grow Your Knowledge’.

February 20: Students from Dale Christian School will be on hand to help locals with their technology troubles.
They can help with questions about laptops, iPads, tablets, mobile phones or digital cameras.
Future dates are scheduled for February 27, March 6, 13, 20 and 27 and April 3.
The Technology Buddies is on Wednesdays from 12.30pm to 1.30pm at Armadale Library.
Call Armadale Library on 9394 5125 to book a place.

February 23: The Illuminate Night Party returns.
The Cat Empire will headline the popular community event and will be joined on stage by Katy Steele from Little Birdy.
As well as toe-tapping music the night will also include roving performers, photo booths, carnival rides and food trucks.
The free event will run from 4.30pm to 9pm at Gosnells Oval.
To grab a free ticket visit www.eventbrite.com.au.

February 24: The Armadale Crafters is inviting all local crafters to join them for some fun and socialisation.
Attendees can bring their own projects, materials and tools, while colouring in images and supplies will also be available.
The group meets at Armadale Library from 1pm to 3pm, with further events scheduled for March 10 and 24.
Bookings are not needed.

February 25: A job readiness workshop will be held at Armadale Library.
The Job Searching workshop will give attendees information about how they can improve their chances of success.
The workshop will be held from 10am to 12pm
Visit library.armadale.wa.gov.au or call 9394 5125 to book your place.

February 27: The City of Armadale will host an information session to give community groups and not-for-profits some help to source funding.
This session will include information on what funding providers are looking for and how to write a successful grant application.
The workshop will be held at the City of Armadale’s Administration Centre from 5.30pm to 8pm.
RSVP’s need to be made before February 25 via Eventbrite by searching ‘Grow Your Knowledge’.

February 28: The Armadale Knitting and Crocheting Group is inviting locals to join them.
Interested attendees can bring supplies to any of the meeting, which happen at Armadale Library on alternate Thursdays from 9.30am to 11.30am.
Further dates include February 28, March 14 and 28 and April 11.
Refreshments of tea, coffee and biscuits are available, and bookings are not required.

March 3: Dutch organist Evert van de Veen will perform at the Free Reformed Church in Kelmscott.
It is a limited tour for van de Veen, who will perform just six WA shows over the two-weekend visit.
He will be accompanied on stage by pan flute musician Aniek van Oosterom.
The Kelmscott show, which will encourage audience participation through singing, starts at 7.30pm.

March 9: Kid friendly shadow puppet show Spike the Echidna will be performed at the Don Russell Performing Arts Centre.
The interactive performance from Little Wing Puppets tells the story of Spike, who hatches from his egg and is stolen from his nest when a young girl tormented by bullies finds him.
The show begins at 2pm, with tickets starting from $18.
To book visit www.gosnells.wa.gov.au or call the box office on 9498 9414.

March 9: The City of Gosnells is looking for objects, stories or photos from the 1960s, 70s or 80s for their Nostalgia Collection Day.
The City’s Wilkinson Homestead Museum is looking for donations of memorabilia to expand it’s collections.
The Nostalgia Collection Day is at the Wilkinson Homestead Museum from 9am to 2pm.
For more information call 9397 3000 or visit www.gosnells.wa.gov.au.

March 9: The second of three City of Gosnells Live at the Amphitheatre concerts is on tonight with performances from jazz acts Apocalypse Lounge and Hornography.
Gosnells mayor Glenn Dewhurst said attendees were welcome to bring along a picnic and enjoy an evening of live entertainment.
Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult.
The free concert will be held at Centennial Pioneer Park Amphitheatre in Gosnells from 5pm to 9pm.
Visit www.gosnells.wa.gov.au for more information.

March 15: Take advantage of the warm nights with a free outdoor moving screening of The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert in Gosnells.
Attendees are invited to bring their own picnic, rugs, bean bags, chairs or cushions to watch the movie in comfort and there will also be a free bag of popcorn per person.
There will also be themed entertainment and a pop up bar to keep attendees entertained before the movie starts.
The City of Gosnells’ Primewest Popcorn Series screening will be at Wilkinson Homestead, Gosnells from 6pm to 10pm.
The movie screening will begin approximately 10 minutes after sunset.
Popcorn Cinema is a smoke and alcohol free event.
Visit www.gosnells.wa.gov.au for more information.

March 16: The City of Gosnells is holding a street dance and everyone is invited.
The free Harmony Week celebration will include cultural groups holding dance workshops and food trucks.
Dancing in the Street will be held from 5pm to 8pm at Federation Parade in Gosnells.
Visit www.gosnells.wa.gov.au for more information.

March 17: Huntingdale Tee-Ball Club will hold their AGM at Sutherlands Reserve, Huntingdale.
All committee positions will be declared vacant at the meeting and nominations for the 2019/20 season will be sought.
Anyone looking to nominate for a position, or to add anything to the agenda, is asked to email Natasha Bowden at secretary@huntingdaleteeball.asn.au by March 16.
The AGM will start at 12.30pm.

April 7: The final City of Gosnells Live at the Amphitheatre concerts is on tonight with performances from acoustic acts Kyle Lionhart and Elli Schoden.
Gosnells mayor Glenn Dewhurst said attendees were welcome to bring along a picnic and enjoy an evening of live entertainment.
Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult.
The free concert will be held at Centennial Pioneer Park Amphitheatre in Gosnells from 3pm to 8pm.
Visit www.gosnells.wa.gov.au for more information.

April 12: Take advantage of the warm nights with a free outdoor moving screening of Peter Rabbit in Thornlie.
Attendees are invited to bring their own picnic, rugs, bean bags, chairs or cushions to watch the movie in comfort and there will also be a free bag of popcorn per person.
There will also be an Easter egg hunt and children’s craft to keep young attendees entertained before the movie starts.
The City of Gosnells’ Primewest Popcorn Series screening will be at Partridge Way Reserve, Thornlie from 6pm to 10pm.
The movie screening will begin approximately 10 minutes after sunset.
Popcorn Cinema is a smoke and alcohol free event.
Visit www.gosnells.wa.gov.au for more information.

Now until May 2019: The City of Armadale has a new exhibition commemorating the men and women who returned from World War I.
Excess Baggage will look at the lives of those who survived the war and returned back to the community.
The exhibition will run until May 2019 at History House Museum and can be viewed from 10am to 4pm.