2024 Senior's Festival

Yass Valley Council have organised some great activities around Yass and the surrounding villages for our Seniors to participate in as part of the 2024 NSW Seniors Festival. Please refer to list below for all available activities offered.

All events are free to the public and are limited to one booking per person to ensure a spot for everyone to join in on the fun. 

Bookings can be made via the accompanying Eventbrite link below each event. 


Monday, 11 March

Knitting Group & Morning Tea
Come join the Yass Wrap with Love knitting circle for a morning of knitting and socialising at the Yass Valley Library. Weather you're a seasoned knitter or just starting out, this event is perfect for seniors looking to connect with others who share a passion for knitting.

Eventbrite link: https://knittinggroup.eventbrite.com.au


Still Life Workshop & Afternoon Tea
Explore the world of still life art and meet fellow art enthusiasts as you play around with pastels. 

Eventbrite link: https://stilllife.eventbrite.com.au


Words Alive with Robyn Sykes 
Robyn Sykes presents an interactive poetry concert for Seniors. Expect lots of laughs, quirky poems and audience participation. Poetry to surprise and entertain, form creative interpretations of the Old master’s to Robyn’s original work. 

Eventbrite link: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/words-alive-with-robyn-sykes-tickets-835278328967

Tuesday, 12 March 

Storytime with Grandparents 
Join us and Montessori Preschool for a Read and Craft Storytime.

Enjoy a story with the preschoolers followed by a craft where we will be creating self-portraits that explore generational differences in a fun and relatable way.

Eventbrite link: https://youngatheartstorytime.eventbrite.com.au


Service NSW savings finder Talk
Join us for a FREE talk hosted by Service NSW on March 12th from 12:30pm to 1:30pm at the Yass Valley Library. Afternoon Tea will be provided.

Eventbrite link: https://Servicenswtalk.eventbrite.com.au

Wednesday, 13 March 

Cockington Green
Venture into the delightful and fascinating display of meticulously handcrafted miniature buildings from around the world at Cockington Green.

Eventbrite link: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/cockington-green-tickets-823572165517

Thursday, 14 March

The Electric Life of Louis Wain Movie Screening
Join us for a captivating movie at Yass Valley Library! We are thrilled to present The Electric Life of Louis Wain, a mesmerizing film that delves into the life of this renowned English artist. Immerse yourself in the fascinating story of Louis Wain as he navigates the complexities of his art and personal life.

Eventbrite link: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/movie-the-electric-life-of-louis-wain-tickets-831523518227


Join us for a fun-filled few hours of tennis and pickleball designed especially for seniors!

Whether you’re a seasoned player or just starting out, this event offers a friendly environment to enjoy these exciting sports.  Come connect with others, stay active, and have a great time on the court!

Eventbrite link: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/tennis-for-the-seniors-tickets-835476200807

Monday, 18 March

The Grand Story Time
Calling all grandparents!

As part of the Seniors Festival, we're extending a special invitation for you to join us at Storytime. Bring your grandchildren along for a morning filled with creativity and fun at the library. It's the perfect opportunity for the young and young at heart to enjoy a memorable time together!


Eventbrite link: https://grandstorytime.eventbrite.com.au


The Titfield Thunderbolt Movie Screening 
The Titfield Thunderbolt is a 1953 British Comedy film where the residents of the village of Titfield are shocked to learn that their railway branch line to the town of Mallingford is going to be closed.

Come watch this film at the Yass Heritage Railway Museum before enjoying morning tea served on the platform.

Eventbrite link: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/titfield-thunderbolt-movie-tickets-823576849527

Tuesday, 19 March

A Senior Memoir Gathering
Get ready to sip tea and share stories as we bring together senior citizens for a heartwarming memoir gathering.

Eventbrite link: https://seniormemoir.eventbrite.com.au

Wednesday, 20 March

Yass Valley Town Walk
The town walk in Yass is an easy way to see the history and heritage this town has to offer. There are up to 35 heritage buildings to visit and see and Europeans first entered the Yass area in 1821.

Eventbrite link: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/yass-valley-town-walk-tickets-835253253967


Games Day
Calling all ages! Join us for a special Seniors Festival Games Morning

We're celebrating the incredible contributions of our seniors by hosting a morning of friendly competition and laughter. Enjoy classic board games, card games, and maybe even learn a new one from a seasoned pro!

Eventbrite link: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/game-challenge-tickets-831398785147

Thursday, 21 March

Sydney Comedy Festival
The Comedy Show is a much-loved event of the annual festival and brings fun and laughter to audiences. It encourages seniors and older people to see the lighter side of life as part of the festival's cultural activities thanks to the Yass Valley Council.

Eventbrite link: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/seniors-festival-comedy-show-tickets-823581212577

Friday, 22 March

Holistic Wellness Program 
Come along to Zac’s Place to learn how to nurture your mind, body, and spirit.

A gratefulness practice, all-abilities yoga, a guided meditation, dancing.

Eventbrite link: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/holistic-wellness-event-tickets-835470503767