Movies, concerts, tours and debates headline Seniors Week

7 March, 2013Posted in: Community, Events

A mystery bus trip, variety concert and annual great debate are just some of the highlights Wingecarribee Shire Council has planned for this year’s Seniors Week festivities.

Celebrations kick off on Sunday 17 March when the Mittagong RSL will play host to an Indoor Bowls day complete with morning tea followed by an afternoon church service hosted by the Bowral Senior Citizens.

On Monday 18 March our Shire’s evergreen citizens can enjoy a free concert at the Moss Vale Services Club which will be followed by the ever popular Great Debate on Tuesday 19 March at Council’s Moss Vale Civic Centre Theatrette from 7pm.

Now in its 15th year, this year’s debate will see the students of Moss Vale and Bowral High line up against some of our Shire’s more veteran debaters in a Bowral and Moss Vale Sesquicentenary event.

On Wednesday 20 March Senior Citizens can visit the Queen Street Community Hub in Moss Vale or choose between workshops at the Moss Vale Community Garden on Railway Street, Moss Vale or a movie matinee session at the Empire Cinema in Bowral.

Thursday 21 March sees the return of one of the week’s most popular events, the Mystery Bus Tour (which has already sold out!), and then on Friday 22 March seniors can come along for morning tea in Glebe Park and a tour through the International Cricket Hall of Fame followed by a barbeque lunch.

When pressed for a favourite event, Wingecarribee Shire Mayor, Councillor Juliet Arkwright lent towards Tuesday’s Great Debate.

“Staff have put together another great line-up of activities for this year’s festivities,” she said. “But the Grey versus Youth debate always throws up some unexpected entertainment.”

“And if last year is anything to go by, I reckon the decision this year could well go down to the wire,” Councillor Arkwright said.

For more information on any of the activities including bookings, times and additional events, contact Nicola Robson, Council’s Ageing and Disability Officer on phone 4868 0801.