Plans are well underway for our annual Youth Week celebrations when we showcase the skills and personalities of our 12 to 24 year olds. I mentioned the Youth Week Art Competition a couple of weeks ago and I’m sure many of our young local aspirating artists are hard at work creating their interpretations of this year’s theme – “Our Environment”. All the artworks will be on display in the Central Library at Eastgardens between April 10 and April 25. To be eligible for the prizes in the art competition, your entries must be in by Friday April 9. There’s also a photography exhibition of the work of young photographers and it has the same environment theme as the art competition. During Youth Week, which runs from Saturday April 10 to the following Sunday week, April 18 (it’s a little more than a true week), there are numerous events like free movie nights, ten pin bowling, free BBQ’s and “comp” days at Hillsdale and Eastlakes youth centres. In coming weeks I’ll mention some of the individual events but if you want some information immediately about the 2010 Youth Week, call Yasemin or Patrick on 9366 3889.