Celebrate Epic Earth Day with free school holiday event

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Indi McPhilomey ‘flying through nature' in Buss Park ahead of the free Epic Earth Day event. The butterfly wings will be a part of the morning's activities.

Enjoy an epic day of free fun and entertainment these school holidays with a massive morning of activities in Buss Park followed by a family movie.

The Moncrieff Entertainment Centre and Bundaberg Regional Libraries are teaming up with 17 local organisations to deliver the Epic Earth Day event on Wednesday 17 April.

Council’s Community and Cultural Services portfolio spokesperson Cr Judy Peters said from 9.30am to 10.30am children were invited to create, play and discover through a range of earth-themed activities in the park.

“We will have everything from kids yoga and handprint harmony birds to recycled art and soil and grubs sensory dishes,” Cr Peters said.

“It will be a morning of discovery and adventure for little ones and a hassle free outing for parents and guardians.”

Free family movie screening

Imaginations will then run wild with the free screening of Epic from 11am at the Moncrieff.

Transported to a mysterious world, a teenager is recruited by a nature spirit to help the “Leafmen” save their forest from evil warriors. The whole family will love this fast-paced thrill-ride, with its astonishing animation and an all-star voice cast.

Cr Peters said the family friendly screening is purposely inclusive and accessible to all abilities and suited to young children and first time cinema-goers.

“These screenings run with cinema lights dimmed and the movie volume lowered for sensitive ears. Patrons are also free to get up, move around, shout or sing throughout the movie.

“There will also be a 20 minute interval during the film which will allow for a ‘wriggle’ break – not to mention a top up at the candy bar!

“Hopefully attendees will leave with a better understanding around support for environmental protection and the take away from this event would be to make every day Earth Day.”