Family-friendly fiesta in South City

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South Alive manager Cress Evans welcomes everyone to the upcoming South Alive Open Day, which will showcase the variety of work, events and opportunities which are on offer.

THE south is alive, and to showcase the various community-based opportunities South Alive has to offer, an open day will be held on Saturday, June 23.

Described as a free, fun, family friendly fiesta, The Pod, The Pantry, the art gallery, the basketball court and outdoor fitness area, as well as the community park and gardens, would all host various classes, activities, workshops, demonstrations, talks and displays for people to come along and try something new, learn more about the community group and have fun, South Alive manager Cress Evans said.

“It’s the Big Day Out – Invers style. We are encouraging our community to try something new… and the day will also give us a chance to connect with the community.”

Held on the corner of Grace and Ness Sts, the open day will be open from 10am to 3pm.

It was also an opportunity for people to learn more about what each South Alive community-based team was involved in and what people may want to take part in, she said.

“It will also give people a chance to learn about what South Alive does, what public spaces are available and what the various teams, such as the Arts Team and the Fruit and Nut Team, do.”

Participants will also have the opportunity to make draught stoppers, visit the Curtain Bank, make some Boomerang Bags and learn how to make a bug motel for the garden.

There will also be music, entertainment, a juice bike for people to ride to make their own juice and the traditional sausage sizzle to help warm people up.

An extra Crop Swap will also be held on the veranda for those who may want to bring along produce to swap.

In the art gallery there will be the latest exhibition to view.

There will be events for all ages, including making slime at The Pantry, as well as healthy cooking demonstrations with Raw Power Southland and a talk by Elizabeth Chittock, as well as the WasteNet game on waste reduction, a bouncy castle, and a Fire and Emergency Services’ fire truck.

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