Shoalhaven Events

Aruma Palooza at Nowra Social and Community Participation Hub

The Nowra community is invited to ‘step right up’ at Aruma’s
Community Hub for its inaugural Aruma Palooza on Friday, June 14th.

The new hub, which opened in January, is supporting local
National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) participants – many of
whom will pitch in to help host this feel-good festival.
Aruma Regional Manager, Community Southern NSW, Wayne
Adamson, said the event will have a carnival vibe, showcasing
the hub’s talented artistic and musical participants.
“It will be a fully accessible event with carnival games, art and
craft activities, a dance floor, and an array of delicious food
lovingly prepared by our participants,” Wayne said.
“We’re lucky to support several musically talented participants
who will bust out a few cover songs and some of their own
material during our festival. Local musicians including our support
worker Larry Burns, who has played gigs around Nowra, will also
add to the musical feast on the day.”
The event will offer an opportunity for local people with a disability
to check out the hub’s brilliant facilities and programs, while also
welcoming jobseekers in the area to consider Aruma support
worker vacancies based at the facility. See more details here.
“Our goal is to grow our hub to support more people with a
disability in Nowra and surrounding areas, so we welcome anyone
who hasn’t seen our facilities and those considering working with
us to pop in and check us out on the day,” Wayne said.

“We love getting involved with our community and hope that our
first Aruma Palooza may become an annual event. Come on
down to support us to make it a success!”
Aruma Palooza will be open from 11.30am to 2pm on Friday, June
14, at 23 Moss Street, Nowra. While the carpark will be closed for
the event, there will be a drop-off area at the front of the hub
building and visitors can park at Harry Sawkins Park, which is a
short walk up a pathway to the hub.
As one of Aruma’s newest community hubs, the Nowra facility has
a range of features including large activity spaces, with gaming
consoles and computers, a library space and pool table, a
kitchen for cooking classes, a flourishing vegetable garden, and a
sensory room for participants to relax and regulate, if required



Jun 14 2024


11:30 am - 2:00 pm


Aruma Palooza
t 23 Moss Street, Nowra


Aruma Palooza
0477 851 232