Girls Night In fun for young females

By Liz Mellino

Girls of the Goulburn Valley can enjoy an evening of pampering and fun activities at the annual Girls Night In event next weekend.

Run by Greater Shepparton City Council’s Word and Mouth and the Ethnic Council, the evening aims to bring females above the age of 12 together to bridge the gap between cultures and backgrounds.

Being held on Saturday, November 10, from 6pm at the Macintosh Centre at Shepparton Showgrounds, the night will host a range of activities including henna painting, braiding and dancing as well as entertainment by a DJ.

‘‘The event is a fantastic opportunity for girls and young women of Greater Shepparton to come and learn more about each other, as well as having some fun, all for free,’’ Word and Mouth project manager Jim Gow said.

‘‘We continue to engage young people by putting on a variety of events... too often we hear that there is nothing to do in the area for our youth and we are constantly looking to change that.’’

Mr Gow said the event was a collaborative result of the WAM Army, a youth committee dedicated to providing activities for regional youth.

‘‘This event is about bridging the cultural gaps and building better social cohesion for our community, regardless of age,’’ he said.

Girls Night In runs from 6pm to 10pm. All Word and Mouth events are fully supervised, and are drug, smoke and alcohol-free events. This is a women/girls only event. For more information, phone Jim Gow on 0437771114.