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Katherine Times Wed 20 May 2015



Katherine Times Wed 20 May 2015


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16 KATHERINE TIMES, WEDNESDAY MAY 20 2015 www.katherinetimes.com.au >> crossword >> whats on ... Publish your upcoming events here. Email details to mail.kathtimes@fairfaxmedia.com.au >> back in time >> your stars WEDNESDAY, MAY 20 Storytime, Katherine Town Library, 10.30-11.30am. Interactive program with stories, songs and games. Good Beginnings, Kalano Playgroup, Kalano, 10am noon AA Katherine town meetings, St Pauls Anglican Church, 8-9pm. Also every Friday and Monday. Al-Anon, Katherine town meetings, 7pm, St Pauls Anglican Church. Al-Anon can help if someones drinking is causing problems in your life. 1300 252 666 for more information. Territory Craft Katherine Inc, after school program for children from 5 - 15 years, 2.30pm to 4.30pm. Phone 8971 0740. Territory Craft Katherine Inc, social craft, 7pm to 9.30pm. All welcome phone 8971 0740. THURSDAY, MAY 21 Toy Library is open 10amnoon, 3-6pm. Katherine Library, Wriggle and Rhyme, 1.30pm. 8971 1888. Good Beginnings, Dads and kids, Kirkpatrick Street, 3-5pm, 0-12 years. Afternoon tea provided. FRIDAY, MAY 22 Good Beginnings Play and Learn Playgroup, 9.30-11.30am, 0-5 years. Bring a piece of fruit to share, Kirkpatrick Street. SATURDAY, MAY 23 Toy Library 10am - noon. Good Beginnings, Dads n Kids group, 0-12 years, art, craft, toys and refreshments, 10am12noon. The Den, Good Beginnings Playgroup facility, Kirkpatrick St (entry through playground). Info call 8971 1311. MONDAY, MAY 25 Good Beginnings Big inini Playgroup, 9.30am11.30am, 0-5 years, Kirkpatrick Street. TUESDAY, MAY 26 Katherine Playgroup, 9am - 11am, ages 0-4. Corner of Needham and Casuarina Street. 8972 2065. Good Beginnings, Baby group, 10am to noon, 0-12 months, Kirkpatrick Street. Good Beginnings Bright Starters, 1.30pm - 3pm, 0-7 years. ARIES (Mar 21 to Apr 19) Taking advice isn't always easy for self-assured Rams and Ewes who think they know what's best. But it wouldn't hurt to listen to what close colleagues have to say. TAURUS (Apr 20 to May 20) You know how to balance life's practical aspects with the poetic. This gives you a special edge this week in both your professional endeavors and your personal life. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Focus on keeping a balance between your home-related activities and your workplace responsibilities. Be mindful of both without obsessing over one or the other. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) A change in plans is likely as you discover more facts about a possible commitment. Continue to ask questions and, if you're not sure about the answers, demand proof. LEO (July 23 to Aug 22) Be careful not to let that Leonine pride keep you from seeking wise, experienced counsel before making an important decision. A family member once again seeks your help. VIRGO (Aug 23 to Sept 22) That surge of Virgo energy drives you to take on more work assignments. Be careful you don't overdo it, or you might find yourself overdone: e.g., burned out. LIBRA (Sept 23 to Oct 22) Your decision to be upfront with colleagues on a touchy matter causes some consternation at first. But in the end, your honesty wins their trust and admiration. SCORPIO (Oct 23 to Nov 21) As in the past, someone again wants to share a secret with you, knowing it will be safe. But do you really want to be this person's confidante? Think about it. SAGITTARIUS (Nov 22 to Dec 21) As one of nature's straight-shooters, you seek to correct misconceptions about a project. Do so, of course, but without giving away too much too soon CAPRICORN (Dec 22 to Jan 19) Creative pursuits continue to be strong in the gifted Goat's aspect. New friendships can come from sharing these experiences with like-minded art aficionados. AQUARIUS (Jan 20 to Feb 18) Resolve lingering grumblings over your way of doing things by keeping your mind open to suggestions while continuing to show how your plans will work. PISCES (Feb 19 to Mar 20) The perceptive Piscean might find that changing course in midstream isn't as workable as it would seem. Explore this option carefully before making a decision. KATHERINES former telegraph station, on Gorge Road, photographed during the 1880s. Photo courtesy of the Katherine H i s t o r i c a l Society. Do you have any old photos of the Katherine region? Contact us at the Katherine Times office on 8972 1111 or send an email to e d i t o r . k a t h t imes@r u ra l press.com. >> film society LEVIATHAN THURSDAY, May 28 6.30pm: catch up with friends, glass of wine $5, snacks provided 7pm: film starts Classification: M Genre: Drama Director: Andrey Zvyagintsev Cast: Alexey Serebryakov, Elena Lyadova, Vladimir Vdovitchenkov, Roman Madyanov Country: Russia Running time: 142 minutes LEVIATHAN is a gripping parable of class, faith and corruption set in a coastal fishing village in northern Russia, near the Barents Sea, in a bleakbut-beautiful backwater. The widescreen images of long-abandoned ships and the bones of a leviathan whale are testament to changing times and fortunes - metaphors for what was once great. Kolia lives here with young wife, Lilya, and his teenage son, Romka, from a previous marriage, and runs an auto repair shop from the garage of his childhood home. The corrupt town mayor has slapped a compulsory acquisition order on Kolias prime land, marking the site for a future dubious development and offers him token compensation. He has to decide whether to place himself and his family at risk, or to capitulate and surrender his freedom and his property. Kolia enlists the help of ex-army friend Dmitri, now a lawyer from Moscow, and uncovers some highlyincriminating evidence that he believes will force the mayor to back down. Soon tempers and passions are inflamed, events spiral out of control and lives are placed at stake. The director meticulously explores the extent of corruption even in this little community so far from the capital. This is a country where the police routinely break the law and act on behalf of the powerful against the weak, the authorities are in cahoots with the church, and thuggery and intimidation ensure that the establishment retains its power over the citizenry.