Volunteer Call Out for Lithgow Halloween 2017

Lithgow Halloween 2017 is back for a fifth year and Council is looking for volunteers to help deliver the event on Saturday, 28 October 2017.

Featuring a variety of creatives, performers, rides, markets and activities, this iconic Lithgow event celebrates the colourful and vibrant side of our community. Council has a variety of exciting volunteer roles available including production assistant, survey assistant, volunteer team leader and information assistant.

Volunteering for Lithgow Halloween is a unique opportunity to support an important community event, gain experience in event management and delivery, and meet like-minded people.

“Halloween is one of Lithgow’s iconic events, attracting people in their thousands. Council is incredibly appreciative of how involved and supportive the community has been with this event. It takes many hands on the day to ensure it’s a success, and I’m looking forward to being involved in the behind-the-scenes activity again this year”, said Lithgow City Council Mayor, Clr Stephen Lesslie.

As well as being a part of the event delivery team, you will receive a family pass to the JM Robson Aquatics Centre, a free meal if volunteering for more than 4 hours, and you get to keep your official Lithgow Halloween 2017 event t-shirt.

If you wish to become a volunteer for Lithgow Halloween 2017, please complete the online form available at http://www.halloween.lithgow.com/volunteers/.

Applications close on Monday, 16 October 2017. Volunteers must be over the age of 18 and be available to attend the event briefing on Wednesday 18 October 2018.

For further information regarding volunteering, please call Council’s Community Development Officer, Viktoria Gulabovski on (02) 6354 9999 or email council@lithgow.nsw.gov.au.

 

Halloween themed school holiday program at Eskbank House and Museum

Eskbank House and Museum will be running a Halloween themed school holiday program, including a workshop with Ludwina Roebuck and a drop-in craft session with Prue Mogg.

The program is an opportunity for families to spend time together over the school holidays whilst learning craft skills and making decorations for Halloween. Local artist Ludwina Roebuck will guide participants through the creative process of making Jack-‘O’-Lanterns. The creative ‘pumpkin heads’ will then be stacked on top of each other to create a nightmarish installation that will glow wildly in Main Street during Lithgow Halloween. To see some of Ludwina’s wonderfully quirky creations, you will find her installation shining over Pioneer Park in Main Street, produced as part of Tidy Town’s Laneways Project.

There’s something for the younger crafters too with Prue Mogg leading the popular Craftynoons, a drop-in session with free craft and afternoon tea. Families will be able to make lots of spooky characters and creatures to decorate their home in time for Halloween.

Jack-O’-Lanterns WORKSHOP with Ludwina Roebuck
Friday 29th September, 11am – 1pm
For all ages
Bookings are essential, to book phone 6354 9999

CRAFTYNOONS: KIDS CRAFT SESSION with Prue Mogg
Friday 6th October, 2 – 3.30pm
Ages 3+, parent supervision required
No bookings required, just drop in

Both workshops are free, museum entry fee applies.

By showcasing local artists and creating opportunities for the community to engage with cultural activity, this program addresses part of Council’s Caring for our Community strategies in the Community Strategic Plan 2026.

Photo: Eskbank workshops – Ludwina Roebuck, Masks.

Get your auction paddles ready!

The very popular Skulls Auction is back again this year as a satellite event of Lithgow Halloween 2017.
There are around 60 talented artists signed up to turn skulls into beautiful and strangely alluring objects.

The auction will take place at the Library Learning Centre on Saturday 28th October, 7.15pm.
The skulls will be on exhibition at the Library from 13th October.

All proceeds go towards Lithgow Tidy Towns Laneways Project, so don’t miss an opportunity to take home a unique work of art by some of the best artists from the region.