Woden Seniors Inc

50 years of providing Community Service to the over-50s of Canberra


Fortnightly News 1/8/2014

The Big Book Fair – Friday 8 to Sunday 10 August 2014
The Big Book Fair is on next week-end.

From 11am to 6pm Friday 8 August
10am to 4pm Saturday 9 August
10am to 4 pm Sunday 10 August

The team has assembled an extensive range of good quality books for sale.

Drop-in to browse through the books.  There will be morning and afternoon tea available. Storytelling for your grandchildren is scheduled for 11 am on Saturday & Sunday with impromptu sessions at other times. And a cake stall on Saturday morning.

Please help spread the word about the Big Book Fair through whatever networks you have available to you.

Carpet Bowls
Wednesday afternoon from 12.00 pm to 1.30pm each week.

Bridge Lessons
Bridge lessons for beginners are starting in August.  No prior experience required.  Please contact Margaret Kennedy on 6292 9636.

Justice of the Peace
You will find Maureen in the Anne Murray room on Tuesdays between 11.30am and 2pm for Justice of the Peace matters.

Goodwin Aged Care Services
Goodwin has Home and Community Care hours for domestic assistance, personal care, social and transport.  Contact Michelle Preston on 6178 7272 or email mpreston@goodwin.org.au if you require assistance.

The Lu Rees Archives of Australian Children’s Literature invites you to ‘Meet’ Pixie O’Harris through
A Celebration of her Art and Legacy
Pixie O’Harris (1903-1991) was one of the most loved authors and illustrators of fantasy in Australia in the early part of the twentieth century.  She illustrated more than 40 fairy books, which sold hundreds of thousands of copies.  Her woodland and sea creatures and her fairies captivated and stirred the imaginations of generations of children.  Especially enjoyed were those she created as murals on the walls of children’s hospitals.  Every year she is remembered through the Pixie O’Harris Award given by the Australian Publishers Association in recognition of her distinguished and dedicated service to the development and reputation of children’s books.
The Lu Rees Archives holds a large collection of her books as well as the original illustrations for Kenneth Grahame’s The Wind in the Willows, published by Rigby Publishers in 1985.  These illustrations were gifted to the Archives by the O’Harris family.  The family also gave the Archives the associated copyright.  
This celebration will feature a selection of her books and illustrations from The Wind in the Willows as well as paintings in private hands.  It will also include talks about her artwork, its preservation and the recollections of someone to whom, as a child, she was a loved Auntie Pix.
Date:           Wednesday 17th September 5.00 pm – 6.30 pm
Where:        ALIA House, 9-11 Napier Close Deakin 2600. Free off-street parking is available to the rear of ALIA House, accessed via the driveway to the left of the building.
Cost:           $20 – includes refreshments – payment at the door
RSVP:         By Monday 15th September 2014 to trishmilne@gmail.com
A selection of etched glassware featuring the characters from The Wind in the Willows will be available for purchase along with the recently published Showcasing Treasures celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Lu Rees Archives.  Information about these items may be viewed at http://www.canberra.edu.au/lurees/merchandise  All proceeds will support the work of the Lu Rees Archives.