Oberon Waste 2 Art Competition and Exhibition 2017

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W2A 2017 poster yellow FINAL venue

Exhibition 7 June – 10 June: Weds-Fri 11am-4pm; Saturday 10am-1pm.

Awards Night Friday 9 June 5.30pm

Robert Hooper Community Centre, Fleming Street Oberon 2787.

Showcasing the skill and style of local artists and crafts people, from school age to seniors, upcycling materials otherwise thrown away, and creating artworks and useful items … Sims Metal Management are major sponsors and Netwaste organize the Competition.

Winning entries will go to the Regional Exhibition in Orange from 6 July-6 August.

Annual Theme 2017 – Plastic bags and soft plastic packaging NOT compulsory, overall plastic Award offered locally and regionally.

Special overall Award for Scrap Metal work also awarded locally and at the Regional.

Entry forms on Oberon Council website due in Monday 29 May. Finished works hand in Monday 6 June. See below

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Beatrix Potter on show at the Library

A NEW ADDITION TO THE OBERON LIBRARY IS A GLASS DISPLAY CABINET donated by Friends of Oberon Library (FOOLs). It is designed to show off special items such as  the Beatrix Potter book collection given to the library by Fools member Joyce Thurgood.  Joyce included an illustrated edition of Wind in the Willows in the donation. For fans of Peter Rabbit and friends this is a year to celebrate, being the 150th anniversary of the birth of their creator, Beatrix Potter.


THE LIBRARY’S SUMMER READING PROGRAM FOR CHILDRENstarts on December 1st and finishes on January 24th. Keeping the kids busy with a book in the holidays should not be a challenge, there are so many to choose from at the Oberon Library. FOOLs is sponsoring the program again this year – there are prizes. Contact the Oberon Library Phone:  6329 8220 or go in to register and take your pick of books for the Summer Reading Program.

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Keith Potger Visits Oberon ‘Melodies & Memories’ 25 November 2016


KEITH POTGER the founding member of the internationally famous group The Seekers   performed ‘Melodies & Memories’ at the Robert Hooper Community Centre on Friday 25 2017



 ‘On Friday night Friends of Oberon Library  (FOOLs) hosted a concert featuring Keith Potger (from The Seekers) which about 80 people attended. As well as with his mellow voice singing old and new favourites, many his own compositions, Keith’s sense of humour had the audience captivated.

 The concert was a great success and, judging by the comments and smiling faces, was enormously enjoyed by everyone who together generated a wonderful ambience.

 Keith and his partner Elizabeth extended their visit to Oberon over the weekend with a ukulele workshop and a ‘steam up’ experience with the Local Heritage and Collectors Club.’

Oberon Review Thursday 1 December 2017


KEITH POTGER the founding member of the internationally famous group The Seekers to performed Melodies & Memories at the Robert Hooper Community Centre on Friday 25th November at 7.30PM.

The concert is a solo show by Keith featuring a few Seekers’ hits, some songs from his three solo CDs and some of his all time favourites. Throughout his concert, he shares amusing anecdotes from over 50 years in the international music scene.

He accompanies himself on his 1967 Maton 12 string guitar, which is the guitar that has made The Seekers’ instrumental sound so unique. He also has taken up the ukulele and features a couple of new songs that he has co-written specially for this instrument. Audiences love this new material and sing along after only a few bars of each song.

Keith is known to countless fans and this is obvious in the welcome given to him by audiences round the world. He has just returned from successful tours of South Australia, Tasmania and Queensland, including appearances at the Noosa Long Weekend Festival. He was in Melbourne and Sydney for the premieres of Georgy Girl The Seekers Musical which received rave reviews for the seasons there and also in Perth.






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Highlands Steam &Vintage Fair


 Friday 10 and Saturday 11 February 2017

On Saturday find FOOLs’ popular second hand book stall left of the main entrance under the red canopy. Buy special interest non fiction, collectors and craft books, or fiction for summer reading while viewing the ‘vintage oldies’ – vehicles from the steam and motoring worlds.


FOOLs Book Stall Under the Red Canopy


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Australia Day Colouring In Competition




James Eiler aged 6 Oberon Public School

Kate Perry aged 8 Oberon Public School

Tara Hotham – Adult section winner

Oscar O’ Donnell – Adult Section Winner Oberon Public School

Two colour in competition sheets Junior and Senior focused on Australia Day celebrations in Oberon.  FOOLs were the judges in 2017.



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Welcome Baby Bags

Lyndle Hawkes of FOOLs packs the Welcome Baby Bags

WELCOME BABY BAGS – An ongoing project of Friends of Oberon Library. Baby bags are filled to welcome new arrivals. Books, bootees, a duck and other essentials including information leaflets on services for Oberon parents are packed into sturdy calico bags.

Left: Lee Hagan  Child and Family Health Nurse Oberon Multipurpose Centre, Community Health with new mother Amy Gleeson & baby

UPDATE January 2017 – A new issue of baby bags  is due out soon. Ms Lee Hagan Child and Family Health Nurse at the Oberon Multipurpose Centre says:

 ‘I have counted up all Oberon babies born this year and the total was 67.Look forward to replenishing the baby bag cupboard for 2017! Cheers and thank you so much for these, the mothers really love receiving their ‘little gift’ and I often put helpful  info in them as well.’


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2016 Waste to Art Regional Competition


Jocelyn Armstrong ‘Table’ Herb Clarke Memorial Award Condobolin Regional Waste 2 Art Exhibition 2016

July 2016. The 2016 Waste to Art Regional Competition opened in Condobolin on Saturday June 25.  Oberon once again stood out winning seven awards!

Congratulations go to:-

  • Jocelyn Armstrong: Table – Community Functional First Place
  • Jocelyn Armstrong: Table – The HERB CLARKE MEMORIAL AWARD for excellence in  Recycling incorporating timber (Oberon has won this prestigious award  4 times since its inauguration 5 years ago)
  • Nicole O’Regan: Phoenix – Annual Waste Theme Used Tyres,  Overall Best in Used Tyre Category.
  • Nicole O’Regan: Phoenix  PEOPLE’s CHOICE AWARD  Regional waste 2 Art Competion Condobolin
  • Oberon Public School  K/IS – Sunset – Primary 2D First PlaceOberon Public School Art Group – The Beach – Primary 3D Highly Commended
  • St. Joseph’s Infants – Milkoo – Sustainable Building Functional Highly Commend
  • Friends of Oberon Library – Steel Street – Sustainable Building 3D Highly Commended

Twenty Three Regional Councils enter and support W2A annually, Oberon continues to punch above its weight in so many areas, this being one of them…well done everyone.

Kathy Sajowitz & Celia Ravesi – W2A 2016 Coordinators.

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