Hey presto, lots of fun on offer

THERE are many exciting children’s activities on offer at Upper Hunter facilities this school holidays.

A highlight is the return of JD’s World of Magic this week.

International award-winning magician Joel Howlett will perform at Scone library at 10.30am today before heading to Murrurundi library for a 1pm show.

He will be at Merriwa library tomorrow from 1pm.

“I’m really looking forward to returning to the Upper Hunter for shows during the January school holidays,” Joel said.

“I have a brand new show that is guaranteed to be lots of fun for all ages.

“It will include a rabbit, audience participation and more fun than you could wave a wand at.”

Merriwa library will have story time and craft from 11am on Tuesdays – January 13, 20 and 27.

For more information or to book a place, contact 6521 7007.

Aberdeen library will make butterfly mobiles at10.30am on Tuesday, January 13; and, barnyard animal masks at 2.30pm on Friday, January 23.

For more information or to book phone 6540 1303.

Cassilis library will show participants how to make picture frames at 2.30pm on Friday, January 16.

For more information or to register contact 6376 1295.

Murrurundi library will host story time and craft from 2pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays from January 8 to 22.

You can also learn belly dancing at 2pm on Thursday, January 15.

To book a place at one of these events phone 6540 1363.

Scone library will have lots of action including wooden rockets craft at10.30am on Monday, January 12; pirate craft and party at 11.30am on Wednesday, January 14; Chinese hats craft at 10.30am on Monday, January 19; the Summer Reading Club presentation, prizes and party at 11.30am on Wednesday, January 21; and Australia Day craft and games at 10.30am on Friday, January 23.

To register for a Scone event contact 6540 1183.

There is no cost to attend these events, however, bookings are essential.

The activities are limited to school-aged children unless accompanied by a carer.

If your child is more interested in running around there is a range of local sporting options available too.

Scone Tennis Courts will host an open day from 9am to noon today followed by a family evening from 5.30pm.

There will be three on three basketball at Scone Basketball Stadium from 9am to 12pm on Tuesday, January 20.

To register for a family game of T-Ball, contact [email protected] by January 19.

The game will be on Wednesday, January 21, from 5.30pm, and costs $40 for a team of eight.

For information about Youth Centre activities, SOOSH Vacation Care and other resources, visit www.upperhunter.nsw.gov.au

In Muswellbrook, head on down to Muswellbrook Marketplace where the shopping centre boasts a fantastic array of holiday activities.

For more details, and times, see the advertisement on this page.

There is also plenty happening at Muswellbrook and Denman libraries.

Everything from the Summer Reading Club to dressing up as your favourite character is on offer.

Registrations for the reading club opened on Monday and prizes are available so don’t waste any time signing up.

The libraries also host random activities including ping pong tournaments, board games and video games, spot Dr Seuss games, portrait painting and much more.

For those who are a fan of Mr Darcy, the library will host a Jane Austen High Tea Party tomorrow from 3pm to 4.30pm.

The afternoon will include trivia games, reading and listening to quotes from Jane Austen’s work, and a chance to dress up as your favourite character.

For more information on these events or other things on offer, contact Muswellbrook library on 6543 1913 or Denman library on 6547 2485.

CLEVER: International award-winning magician Joel Howlett will visit Upper Hunter libraries these school holidays.

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