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Youth Week

Youth Week is an opportunity for young people to:

  • share ideas
  • attend live events
  • have their voices heard on issues of concern to them
  • showcase their talents
  • celebrate their contribution to the community
  • have fun!

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Major Events 2017

Take the Stage
Take the Stage is a chance to share your talent in front of a crowd. Entry is free for performers and audience. Fabulous prizes are up for grabs! Performances can be dancing, band, instrumentals, solo acts, duets, drama, circus or comedy. Guest judge and performances by Marjorie Butcher.

Where: Cessnock Performing Arts Centre
Date: 31 March
When: 4.30pm: Bands to arrive for set up and sound checks. 5.30pm: Artists need to arrive. 6pm: Take the Stage!
Register: https://youthoffthestreets.com.au/event/talentcomp/ Performers must register and provide backing track by 24 March 2017.
Rehearsal: Cessnock Performing Arts Centre at 4pm on Tuesday 28 March.
Contact: Youth Off The Streets on 4936 1917.

#FindandSeekCessnock
Explore Cessnock and search for hidden inclusive messages. When found take a photo and share it using the Hashtag #FindandSeekCessnock. This is a fun, inclusive activity everyone can enjoy while exploring our community. Watch the digital workshop and download the clues from www.wildlearning.com.au

Written sheets can also be collected from CYCYOS, Ability Links, Kurri Kurri Library and Youth off the Streets Weston.

Where: Cessnock, Kurri Kurri and Branxton areas.
Date: 31 March-9 April
When: Anytime
Contact: Community Spirals 0412 835 865.

Silent Disco and Family Day
Choose your tune and dance to your own beat! Don’t miss the Silent Disco and Family Day. Interactive and engaging. Silently rock out at Greta. Other activities include Art Station, Face Painting, a Free BBQ and refreshments.

Where: Greta Arts and Sports Hall
Date: 1 April
When: 12pm-3pm
Contact: CYCOS 4991 5372 / 0401 107 413.

Silent Disco CYCOS
Choose your tune and dance to your own beat! Don’t miss silently rocking out at CYCOS.

Where: CYCOS
Date: 1 April
When: 4pm-6pm
Contact: CYCOS 4991 5372 / 0401 107 413. 

An Awesome Life 
An inclusive event packed with great speakers and activities for young people with disability, family and supporters. Discover what’s possible. 

Where: 4 April
Date: 4 April
Where: PCYC

Outdoor Cinema
Bring a picnic rug for an evening of movies under the stars. Free popcorn and sausage sizzle. Nancy (Blake Lively) plans her perfect getaway to go on a surfing trip.The day’s end nears and she wants to catch her last wave.Little does she know the danger that lurks just beneath the surface. She’s able to seek refuge on a small island that rises during low tide. Not far from shore, Nancy finds herself trapped, fighting to survive. She has to decide how to save her own life before the high tide returns and it’s too late...

Movie: The Shallows (PG)
Where: Turner Park, Cessnock
Date: 7 April
When: 6pm-10pm
Contact: CYCOS 4991 5372 / 0401 107 413. 

Outdoor Cinema
Bring a picnic rug for an evening of movies under the stars. Free popcorn and sausage sizzle. Tom Brand (Kevin Spacey) is a daredevil billionaire at the top of his game. Tom’s workaholic lifestyle has taken a toll on his family, particularly his wife Lara (Jennifer Garner) and his daughter Rebecca (Malina Weissman). Rebecca’s 11th birthday is here, and she wants the gift she wants every year, a cat. Tom hates cats, but he is without a gift and time is running out. His GPS directs him to a mystical pet store. The store’s eccentric owner - Felix Perkins (Christopher Walken), presents him with a tomcat, named Mr. Fuzzypants. This is when Tom’s life take a drastic transformation

Movie: Mr Fuzzy Pants (G)
Where: Margaret Johns Park,Kurri Kurri
Date: 7 April
When: 6pm-10pm
Contact: Youth off the Streets 4936 1917.

YouthFest
YouthFest is the jewel in the Youth Week Crown and this year, Youthfest turns twelve. This free event includes live music, a bike, skate and scooter competition, art workshop, Zoro balls and more! Youthfest 2017’s entertainment will feature headline act Columbus(Brisbane) and local young bands. The bike, skate and scooter competition is open to competitors of all skill levels with awesome prizes.

Where: Margaret Johns Park, Kurri Kurri
Date: 8 April
When: 11am-4pm
Contact: CYCOS 4991 5372 / 0401 107 413 

 

Event will be postponed if wet weather makes it too dangerous.

Workshops

Recycle Art Workshop 2nd April   9am until 11am  Bunnings Cessnock At the workshop you will be creating something awesome from recycled and discarded materials. Bring your creativity and ideas – everything else will be provided. To book your spot, please contact the Activities Organiser at Bunnings Cessnock on 4991 9500.
Classy Cup Cakes  3 April 4pm-6pm Kurri Kurri Community Centre Learn how to create the most beautifully decorated cup cakes known to human mouths. A fun filled sugar coated afternoon with the crew from Exquisite Cakes. Bookings not essential however spaces are limited. Bookings Essential: contact Lakin Agnew 0438 636 009.
Advanced Coding Python 3 April  4pm-5pm Kurri Kurri Library Learn the basics of Python, one of the easiest and most popular programming languages – Python is used to build websites like Instagram and YouTube! The event is free but places are limited, so pre-booking at the library is essential to secure your spot.  Bookings Preferred: contact Kurri Library  4937 1638.
Experience Fire Twirling  4 April  6pm-8pm  CYCOS Fire up the night! Starting with safety information including the operation of safety equipment, fuel use and staff techniques, this workshop culminates with each successful participant lighting and twirling a fire staff. The fire is real, so the heat is on! This workshop will be hosted by Dangerboy, Australia’s Got Talent finalist. Dangerboy has two decades of experience in the fire arts both nationally and internationally.  From 12 years old. Bookings Essential: contact CYCOS 4991 5372 / 0401 107 413.
Adulting 4 April 5pm-6pm Kurri Kurri Library
Getting your resume together and other tips on how to be job-ready. Bookings Preferred: contact Kurri Library  4937 1638.
Advanced Coding Python 5 April 4pm-5pm Cessnock Library  Learn the basics of Python, one of the easiest and most popular programming languages – Python is used to build websites like Instagram and YouTube! The event is free but places are limited, so pre-booking at the library is essential to secure your spot.  Bookings Preferred: contact Cessnock Library 4993 4399.
Classy Cup Cakes  5 April 4pm-6pm CYCOS   Learn how to create the most beautifully decorated cup cakes known to human mouths. A fun filled sugar coated afternoon with the crew from Exquisite Cakes. Bookings not essential however spaces are limited. Bookings Essential: contact CYCOS 4991 5372 / 0401 107 413.
Aboriginal Earth Jewellery Making 5 April 4pm-6.30pm 33 Station Street, Weston Be a part of learning aboriginal earth jewellery and other crafts carrying on Aboriginal rich heritage and history from centuries ago. Contact Youth off the Streets on 4936 1917.
Flower Crowns and Painted Nails  6 April 4pm-6pm CYCOS  Release your inner Boho with the creative workshop using native flowers or turn your nails into works of art. Bookings Essential: contact CYCOS 4991 5372 / 0401 107 413.
Aboriginal Earth Jewellery Making 6 April 4pm-6.30pm 58 Alkirn Avenue, East Cessnock  Be a part of learning aboriginal earth jewellery and other crafts carrying on Aboriginal rich heritage and history from centuries ago. Contact Youth off the Streets on 4936 1917.
Adulting  6 April 5pm-6pm Cessnock Library  Getting your resume together and other tips on how to be job-ready. Bookings Preferred: contact Cessnock Library 4993 4399.