To help Mandurah Mail readers decide what to do this week, we've collated a handy guide to some of the great upcoming events.
Cuppa and Convo in the Park
For R U OK? Day head to George Robinsons Garden, Sholl Street to chat and enjoy free entertainment, tea and coffee. R U OK? Day is dedicated to raising awareness of mental health and reminding everyone to ask their friends and family if they're ok.
Cèilidh at the MARC
Cèilidh (pronounced Kay-Lee) is a traditional Scottish event involving folk music and dancing that everyone can enjoy. The famous Jarrah Celts will be running this event from 7pm to 10pm and calling the dances to get you up on your feet, so make sure you bring your dancing shoes. To buy tickets visit the website.
September 10 - October 10
Local artist Patricia Hines works with materials that are drawn from the environment of the Darling Scarp where she lives. Visitors to Ameliorate, showing at Lost Eden Creative Gallery in Dwellingup, will encounter artworks that give the attendees an opportunity to observe and appreciate the fragile beauty of the region that faces threats from so many sources. The gallery is open from 11am to 3pm on Wednesday to Friday and 10am to 4pm on Saturday and Sunday.
Worldwide Plein Air Paint Out
September 11 - 12
Outdoor painters are invited to paint in Mandurah as part of the 19th paint out. Some of the area's most talented outdoor painters will bring their paint boxes and easels to Mandjar Square over these two days. Artists of all skill levels and mediums are invited to take part in this free event, which runs from 10am to 2pm each day. All you need do is bring your own paints and materials to join in the fun or come to watch individual artists work.
Let's Chalk About Mental Health
Want to get creative and make the pavement colourful with positive messages? Join the third annual chalking event at Acerosa Boulevard, Halls Head from 10am to 2pm this Sunday. The family friendly event is about educating people on how to have conversations around mental health.
Hotham Valley Tourist Railway Festival
The festival in Dwellingup from 9am-4pm will give railway members the opportunity to showcase and promote their world-renowned stream ranger service. There will be markets, displays, children's activities and live performances throughout the town. Also operating on the day will be the popular Forest Train that takes passengers deep into the jarrah forest. To find out more visit, hothamvalleyrailway.com.au
Let us know
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