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1. Youth Lottery
Aged under 25? Come backstage at Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre tomorrow and enjoy live music, pizza and prizes at the Bendigo Bank Youth Lottery. Grab your mates and chill out while listening to Bunbury Catholic College lads Berry Island and have fun at this completely free event. Just turn up to the backstage door at 4.30pm. Visit www.bunburyentertainment.com for more information.
Rally 4 Respect is a peaceful but loud public rally encouraging people from all walks of life to unite for a common cause — the pursuit of a more respectful society. It will include a parade down Victoria Street, from Anzac Park near the Bunbury Library on Thursday from 4pm. For more information, contact Choose Respect’s Taryn on 0409 167 804.
3. Christmas Concert
Bring a chair or rug and get into the festive spirit at the free Christmas Concert and Family Day at Des Ugle Park, Westwood Street in Withers, on Sunday from 3.30pm to 6pm. Performances include the Salvation Army Citadel band and guest ensemble Festive Brass. There will be a free sausage sizzle, bouncy castle, merry-go-round and face-painting. For more information contact Ron Fitch on 9795 7247.
4. With Love
A romantic comedy with an allstar cast, To Rome With Love is director Woody Allen’s first acting role since 2006. The film involves four different plots of couples and individuals in Rome, the “Eternal City”. The movie features actors such as Jesse Eisenberg, Alec Baldwin, Penelope Cruz and Judy Davis. To Rome With Love played on opening night at the 2012 Los Angeles Film Festival. The movie opens at Bunbury Grand Cinemas on Thursday, visit www.grandcinemas.com.au for more information.
5. Rail Centre
The South West Rail and Heritage Centre, on Turner Street Boyanup, will celebrate its launch on Sunday from 10am to 3pm. Certainly an event for train lovers, the celebrations will include the Leschenault Lady steam train, with the option to operate vintage machinery. There will also be stalls, displays and the museum will be open for a look around. Entry by donation, visit http://www.railheritagewa.org.au/museum/pages/swrhc.htm for more information.
6. Bitz n Piecez
The Bitz n Piecez Variety Show will be performing at the New Lyric Theatre on Bourke Street, presented by the Bunbury Repertory Club. The event will take place on Friday from 7.30pm and Saturday and Sunday from 2pm. Tickets are cash only and available at the door. Tickets are free for children under five years, $10 for children and concession card holders, $15 for over 16s. A family pass (two adults and three children) costs $45.
7. Binningup Festival
The 2012 Binningup Spring Festival will be held this Saturday from 10am to 3pm. Head down to the Binningup Town Oval on Binningup Road for fun for the whole family. Enjoy a free day of activities, with free entry, rides, facepainting live entertainment. There will be lots of craft displays and market and food stalls.
8. Bunbury Primary's 50th
Bunbury Primary School is celebrating its 50th year on Friday and is inviting the local community and past and present students and teachers to go along. Tours of the school will start at 9.45am and 1.45pm. Light refreshments and extra information will also be provided. Call 9721 2660 for more information.
9. Craft Fair
Act, Belong, Commit will host a Christmas Craft Fair and Open Day at the Stirling Street Arts Centre on Sunday from 10am to 3pm. Entry is free and there will be food, entertainment and craft stalls. A Stirling Street Arts Centre raffle will be drawn. The fair is a goodway for shoppers to get ahead with Christmas presents — a wide range of handmade gifts will be on sale. Call 9791 1256 for details.
10. James Bond
Bond, James Bond is back in the new action/thriller film, Skyfall. Long-anticipated, the movie stars James Bond (Daniel Craig) whose loyalty to M (Judi Dench) is put to the test when her past comes back to haunt her. Skyfall opens at Grand Cinemas on Thursday, visit www.grandcinemas.com.au.