Carole King tribute show launches Senior Celebrations

Popular Carole King songs like (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman will fill The Cube Wodonga to launch Wodonga Council’s Senior Celebrations on October 8.

Wodonga Council is kicking off its two-week-long festival with a free performance by singer Nikki Nicholls who will honour Carole King with her tribute show.

Nicholls has an extensive performance resume that includes touring and performing on stage and on record with John Farnham, one of Australia’s most successful male solo artists.

The tribute show will present a collection of legendary songs to be performed at The Cube Wodonga on Monday, October 8 at 11am.

“It’s fantastic to have Nikki Nicholls kick off this year’s Senior Celebrations with a tribute to an iconic singer,” Wodonga Mayor Cr Anna Speedie said.

Cr Speedie urged senior residents to look through the program and book into any other events or activities to secure their place.

“There are lots of come and try events, as well as social gatherings like the Sunday Lunch that involves a barbecue lunch and sweet treats in The Cube Courtyard,” she said.

“It will be great to see senior members of our community participating in new activities while socialising.

“It’s important to have a festival each year that recognises the rich contributions of older people within our community.”

This year there are 86 activities to be held across Wodonga throughout October.

One event that is sure to be popular this year is the car rally and treasure hunt on October 12 from 10am to 2pm.

This new and free event involves organising a car to complete a course, earn points for answering questions and collecting treasure on the way.

There will be prizes and presentations for participants on return to The Cube Wodonga Courtyard.

Seniors can also explore Gateway Village during an open day on October 17 from 10am to 2pm.

Discover the Sustainability Activity Centre, join the Boomerang Bags working bee or visit Burraja – a cultural heritage and environmental centre.

There will be a sausage sizzle and performances by Musikids.

As part of the tour, there’s also the opportunity to shop for quality art and craft gifts or just browse through the galleries including Creator’s Artspace, GIGS Fine Art Gallery and the Woodcrafters Cottage.

You can also build up your core strength by taking part in the Fruit Bats exercise and skills come and try class, enjoy an open day and high tea at Conway Funeral Home, or partake in a picnic in the park as part of The Golden Age event at Belvoir Park.

For those who don't drive, there's the option of a community bus service to attend the events.

A full program of events is available at https://issuu.com/wodongacouncil/docs/senior_celebrations_program_2018