Winter just around the corner
With winter just weeks away, I thought it would be a good time to write about some of the great winter activities Maitland offers. While winter isn’t my favourite season, I do like much of what you can do during the colder months.
For those who know me well they’d be aware of my passion for film. In winter I like nothing more than rugging up and watching a movie either at the cinema or at home. I also love going to see a show, especially at the Maitland Repertory Theatre.
In regards to winter activities this year and getting out and about in Maitland, one night I’m really excited about is the Winter Solstice at The Levee on Saturday 22 June. I encourage everyone to come along and embrace the darkness and experience Central Maitland as its never been seen before. The night will culminate with the PRD Nationwide Hunter Valley fireworks at 8.30pm.
As usual Maitland Aroma Coffee and Chocolate Festival will be back this year to ward off the winter chill on Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 August at the Riverside Car Park. It’s always a wonderful celebration of coffee and chocolate and really brings that part of The Levee to life. Go to the Maitland Aroma website for everything you need to know.
Relay fun with Nillo Infants School
This week I really enjoyed taking part in the Paint Australia REaD Book Relay with Nillo Infants School. Based on the concept of the Olympic Torch Relay, a small team of volunteers have been travelling from Perth to the Pacific spreading the importance of reading with their babies from pre-birth.
I was so happy to join the children from Nillo who ran the Book Torch from their school, across Belmore Bridge to Maitland Library, where Macie the Magpie (the mascot of Paint Maitland REaD) took over. There was then a presentation at the Library and it was great to see so many students engaged by the concept.
The whole idea of reading to kids before birth and ultimately before school is so important and I think the volunteers are doing a wonderful thing in spreading that message. It was a pleasure to take part. If you want more info go to www.paintthetownread.info