There’s plenty of fun to be had in Strathbogie Shire for the 35th Victorian Seniors Festival.
This year’s festival theme is ‘‘You’re Welcome,’’ encouraging all senior citizens to take part in the celebrations.
There are more than 1500 events and activities happening across the state for older Victorians and their families and friends to enjoy.
Strathbogie Shire Council is screening the film Voyage of the Southern Sun at the Euroa Community Cinema today at 1.30pm.
The event is free and will include afternoon tea.
The Euroa Third Age Club is hosting a seniors’ lunch at the Euroa Hotel tomorrow at noon.
To make a booking, phone 57952116.
A game of bingo and afternoon tea will be held at Nagambie Senior Citizens Hall at 1pm next Tuesday.
The Opera Scholars, a not-for-profit organisation that fosters the vocal development of young classical singers, will be singing at the Euroa Community Cinema on October 22 at 2pm.
Seniors can enjoy free travel on V/Line economy class rail and coach services between October 8 to 15, and can also call into the Euroa, Nagambie and Violet Town libraries to access large books, CDs, DVDs, newspapers and magazines.
Strathbogie Shire Mayor Amanda McClaren said council was pleased to support a variety of events and activities for the senior residents in the shire.
‘‘Our senior residents make up a considerable portion of the shire’s population, so it is great to be able to assist in providing social activities for them,’’ Cr McClaren said.
‘‘The Victorian Seniors Festival is a great opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate the valuable contribution our older people make in the community.’’