Imagine. Create. Inspire. Celebrating Youth Week 2012
Young people across Port Macquarie-Hastings are invited to get inspired and be creative as a program packed full of exciting events kicks off National Youth Week this Friday.
Port Macquarie-Hastings Council is hosting Youth Week activities across the region between April 13th and 22nd and hopes the celebration will be an opportunity for young people to share ideas, attend live events, showcase their talents and have their voices heard.
Youth Development Officer Angela Hughes said Youth Week is an opportunity for everyone to celebrate the contributions young people make to the local community.
"National Youth Week is the largest celebration of young people across Australia. Thousands of young people aged between 12 and 25 years get involved in this great event and this year in the Hastings we have plenty of fun organised," Angela said.
Highlight events on this year's Youth Week program include the Hastings Youth Advisory Council's Facebook challenge 'The Great Hastings Gnome Hunt' which will take participants on a crazy race across the region in search of garden gnomes and great prizes.
The streets will come alive with the 'dead' on Friday 13th April with the Zombie March and Palooza Concert. Participants are invited to dress as zombies for a march down Horton Street followed by music and entertainment by local performers.
The Glasshouse will open its doors to fashionistas on April 14th-15th for the Gen Y: Reaccessorise jewellery making workshop while the Port Macquarie Library will host a creative day of Manga art, Japanese papercraft and online games on Sunday, April 15th.
Young people can also help raise awareness about youth homelessness at a sleep out event marking Youth Homelessness Matters Day at Wauchope Basketball Stadium on April 14th.
Generations will go head to head at a quiz night on Thursday, April 19th at Laurieton RSL Club while thrillseekers can get their kicks in the pool for a Dive-In Movie screening of Jaws at Laurieton Memorial Swimming Pool on Sunday, 22nd April.
To top off the program, an Amazing Race for over 18s (with a driver's licence) will see teams compete for prizes in a treasure hunt challenge across the Hastings.
An official Youth Week passport is available from all Council offices, libraries and the Glasshouse and is also available online at www.pmhc.nsw.gov.au/youthweek.
Participants who get their Passport stamped at events throughout the week will be in the running for prizes.