The 11-day festival begins next week in Forster | Great Lakes Advocate

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Next week marks the start of the NSW Seniors Festival, a week long celebration jam-packed with events and entertainment for everyone aged 60 years and older. The 11-day festival runs from next Wednesday, February 12 through to February 23. However, MidCoast Council is getting in early kicking off local celebrations next Monday, February 10 with a tea bag making workshop at Forster library and a morning of reminiscing at Great Lakes Historical Museum. The 30 events happening across the Mid Coast include movie screenings at different library locations, concerts, tai chi, yoga and meditation classes, a guided walking tour, behind the scenes tour of the Manning Entertainment Centre and the Manning Regional Art Gallery and more. “Every year we put together a fantastic range of events to celebrate the NSW Seniors Festival and I’m really looking forward to our 2020 program,” MidCoast Council mayor, David West said. Related: Council’s new website launch later this month “With over half our population made up of seniors, it’s really important for us to organise fun, inclusive, social events for everyone to be able to get out and enjoy.” NSW Seniors Festival is the largest festival for seniors in the Southern Hemisphere and provides a great platform for people aged 60 years and over to make new friends, catch up with old ones and have a great time. Events are held all across the State and include art, sport, music, entertainment, technology, recreation and more. “This year’s theme is Love to celebrate and there’s certainly lots to celebrate on the Mid Coast,” Cr West said. For a full listing of events happening across the region and for details on how to reserve your place, head to the MidCoast Council website seniors page for more information and to download a program, which also can be picked up at the library. Additional information about the NSW Seniors Festival is available on the official website. Stay ahead with local news by signing up for the Great Lakes Advocate newsletter here.

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