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BICS EASTER FUN COMPETITION FOR ISLAND CHILDREN! This Easter BICSI Bay Islands Community Services Inc is doing Easter with a difference. All children from 0-11 years of age can participate in an Easter Egg competition. Application forms are available at the Russell and Macleay Island Op Shops. BICS have 8 age categories with a total of 16 prizes. The Easter Egg outline can be coloured, collaged, glittered, painted, 3D... whatever. Submissions to be handed in by the 8th April 2022 to either Op Shop. When you collect your application form receive an Easter Egg gift. All children 0-11 accompanied by a guardian can collect their Easter Egg gifts from either Op Shop between 28th March to 8th April.

KEEP THE KIDS BUSY THESE SCHOOL HOLIDAYS WITH A RANGE OF ACTIVITIES Redland City Council is hosting a range of activities to keep children occupied over the Easter school holidays (2-18 April 2022). Mayor Karen Williams said the activities were designed to entertain children of all ages and interests. “Council has a jam-packed program of activities for kids these school holidays, including beading and diamond art craft sessions, a puppet show and musical theatre classes,” Cr Williams said. “This year’s first Eco Market is being held at Redlands IndigiScapes Centre, offering families a chance to meet Council environment teams, discover bush trails, browse market stalls and learn about cane toads and their impacts on native frogs. “Kick off the morning with a breakfast talk at the IndigiCafe with Global Permaculture and Co-Founder of Brisbane’s Northey Street City Farm and Community Garden, Morag Gamble – bookings are essential. “If you have unwanted clothes, shoes or accessories, be sure to register for the market’s suitcase rummage and rack sale, or join the hunt for a bargain. “IndigiScapes is also hosting a new and exciting Pop Up Play Group session focussing on child-led imagination and outside play, a hands-on workshop that explores the world of bugs and critters and a weed weaving workshop.” The mainland Council libraries at Cleveland, Victoria Point and Capalaba have programmed activities to suit children aged from 0 to 15 years. “Activities include beading and diamond mosaic workshops, a seaside-themed puppet show, family movies and an Easter scavenger hunt and basket-making session,” Cr Williams said. “A STEAM gardening workshop will also be held on the first two Saturdays of the school holidays, where kids will design an eco-friendly recyclable plant pot and learn plant care tips to nurture their seedlings.” Redland Art Gallery (RAG) is offering two workshops at its Cleveland gallery, including sessions where children can learn how to make embossed clay vessels, and teens can create printmaking art. These Easter holidays, Redland Performing Arts Centre (RPAC) is launching a four-day intensive musical theatre workshop for children and young adults aged 10 to 21 years. “The all-immersive and entertaining Redlands Musical Theatre Summer School (Autumn Edition) encompasses singing masterclasses, dance intensives, acting workshops, performance technique and audition sessions,” Cr Williams said.” Bookings are essential for most activities as numbers are limited. Visit Council’s website for more details on events at libraries and IndigiScapes, or to sign up for the Redlands Musical Theatre Summer School, visit RPAC’s website.