Parade: Jam-packed weekend

SNAPSHOT: Darren Gavin had his three-quarter draught horses pull a sled at the Agricultural Research Station on Sunday. Photo: CHRIS SEABROOK
SNAPSHOT: Darren Gavin had his three-quarter draught horses pull a sled at the Agricultural Research Station on Sunday. Photo: CHRIS SEABROOK

THERE is no shortage of things to do in Bathurst this coming weekend. 

Parade has been flicking through the calendar and found a number of events taking place on Saturday and Sunday, all offering something different. 

Art lovers will be able to enjoy the annual Evans Arts Council Craft and Photography Exhibition and Sale.

Fantastic works of art created by local people can be viewed and purchased at the former Evans Shire Council building on Lee Street from 10am both days of the weekend.

Also on both days of the weekend is the Lifeline Central West Book Fair.

The book fair will be held at Bathurst Showground, where there will be thousands of titles available for people to purchase at very reasonable prices. 

On Sunday is the RSPCA’s Million Paws Walk event. 

Residents will be able to take their pets on a two kilometre walk along the Macquarie River to help raise money to fight animal cruelty. 

There is also a number of other smaller events happening across the city. 

Naming trend is emerging

PARADE has found a new naming trend among Bathurst parents. 

When looking at the new arrivals featured in Tuesday’s Western Advocate, she noticed the name ‘Rydah’ appeared three times.

Two of the newborns had a variation of this name, one Rydah and one Ryder, while another newborn had a sibling named Rydah. 

Parade is confident there are quite a few other children in Bathurst with the name. 

She’s interested to see how it stacks up at the end of 2017 when baby names start to be collated. 

Feeling the chill

WINTER is certainly on the way in Bathurst.

Each morning this week Parade has woken up feeling chilly despite having on her warmest pyjamas. 

In fact, when she is getting ready for work, she keeps her legs covered by a blanket whenever possible. 

If the minimum temperatures in May are anything to go by, residents can probably expect quite a cold winter this year.