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Shakka the Shark
Every day at the Port Pirie Regional Tourism and Arts Centre: Shakka the Shark is considered to be one of many Port Pirie icons. The great white pointer became entangled in a snapper line and drowned in Germein Bay and entered local folklore when it was pulled to shore. The life-sized replica of this 5.5 metre shark, along with the original jaws, fin and the story behind this magnificent creature, is on display seven days a week at the centre.
The Wedding Singer
Thursday, July 28 until Saturday, July 30. The Magpie Warblers present musical comedy The Wedding Singer at the Northern Festival Centre. Book online through www.countryarts.org.au or call 8633 8500
ART AND WINE
SALA Paint and Sip evening
Thursday, August 25 from 6pm to 9pm. Learn to paint while sipping on a good drop at the Port Pirie Regional Art Gallery.
Until September 4 at Port Pirie Regional Art Gallery: Just Not Australian, 20 Australian artists. Sunday, July 31, 1pm, Welcome to Country by Lindsay Thomas.
Now: 1001 Books Before School Challenge. At the library, the team loves to see parents and carers reading to small children. That is why they are running the challenge, a fun and interactive way to encourage reading together with pre-schoolers. Join at the Port Pirie or Crystal Brook libraries to receive a logbook to record your reading adventures. Check in regularly at the library to report your progress and collect fun prizes. Children who finish the challenge will be awarded a certificate and book voucher.
In August, Book Week is the longest running children's festival in Australia. Each year the library invites schools and kindergartens to visit to participate in story-telling and a craft activity based on the year's theme. Reading is a proven way to boost your child's skills with language and writing. Start turning the pages now.
Visit Port Germein
July 24 9am-1pm: While visiting the great opportunities on offer at the Foreshore Markets, why not take the time to walk the one of the largest wooden jetties in the southern hemisphere. The markets hold a variety of stalls in and around the historic railway goods shed with hot food, handcrafts, artwork organic produce, local olive oil, honey, herbs, collectables, homemade pies, donuts, biscuits, preserves, bric-a-brac, plants and preserves.
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