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Don’t miss the Seniors Week fun

Deniliquin will celebrate its seniors throughout this week with a list of activities.

March 18, 2014 4:30am

Mature-aged people around NSW and in Deniliquin are being celebrated as part of 2014 Seniors Week this week.

Deniliquin organisations are marking the occasion with a host of events throughout the week, and a highlight will be the Deniliquin Senior of the Year Award presented to an outstanding local senior nominated by a member of the public.

This week’s events include:

Deni Menshed is hosting a two-day open day today and Wednesday, from 10am to 4pm. This is an opportunity for the community to learn more about the Menshed, which currently has in excess of 40 members. It is located in a shed behind Deniliquin Agspares, on Barham Rd.

South West Arts and Intereach will host the touring Young At Heart – Seniors Film Festival today. Seniors can enjoy six short films at Intereach Neighbourhood Centre, Trickett St from 1pm. Cost is $5, which includes afternoon tea.

On Thursday, the feature length film Ping Pong will be shown at Intereach from 7.30pm. The documentary is about eight players who compete in the over-80s table tennis championships. Entry is $5, which includes nibbles.

Victorian Entertainer of the Year Rodney Vincent will perform at the Deniliquin RSL Club on Wednesday, March 19 from 1.30pm to 3.30pm. The musician has been described as ‘‘the consummate versatile entertainer’’ with a mix of country, comedy, old-time standards and rock ‘n’ roll.

Seniors can take a bus trip to the Mathoura Bird Hide, Edward River Bridge picnic area and Picnic Point on Tuesday. The bus will leave the Peppin Heritage Centre at 10.15am and return at 2pm. Bookings are essential and can be made by phoning 58983120.

On Saturday, Deniliquin’s Seniors Week activities will conclude with morning tea and entertainment at the Multi Arts Centre featuring the Uke Muster group and Sing Australia choir, from 10am to noon.

The Deniliquin Senior of the Year Award will also be presented.

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