CELEBRATING YOUTH: Tracey Bell from Youth Justice, Sue Pleming from Freedom, Social Justice, Growth Australia and Casey Taylor from Red Cross have come together to host a free barbecue to kick off Youth Week.
CELEBRATING YOUTH: Tracey Bell from Youth Justice, Sue Pleming from Freedom, Social Justice, Growth Australia and Casey Taylor from Red Cross have come together to host a free barbecue to kick off Youth Week. Carlie Walker

Free barbecue in M’boro for National Youth Week

NATIONAL Youth Week will kick off early in Maryborough this year, with a free barbecue, music and activities to be held at Ululah Park on Wednesday from 10am to 2pm.

Along with the barbecue there will be a community mosaic and demonstrations from talented skaters and bike riders at the skate park.

Organiser Casey Taylor said the event was a collaborative effort between several youth services organisations in the region.

She said the organisations involved included Youth Justice, TESS, Community Solutions, Rock Off and Freedom, Social Justice, Growth Australia.

"It will be a free barbecue, slushies and popcorn," Ms Taylor said.

"A community mosaic will be created."

Ms Taylor said one of the activities would include a drum making workshop and a demonstration of how to play the drums.

Several events will be held throughout the next week, with a basic photography workshop to be held in Hervey Bay tomorrow at the Fraser Coast Cultural Centre.

Youth Week

April 7: Basic photography workshop at the Fraser Coast Cultural for kids up to 14 years, cost $10

April 9: A movie night will be held at the Fraser Coast Discovery Sphere from 5.30pm. How to Train Your Dragon 2 will be shown from 5.30pm. Cost will be $5.50 for adults and $4.50 for children.

April 15: A cheer workshop will be held at Hervey Bay PCYC.



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