With Social Inclusion Week 2019 on from November 23 to December 1, Lithgow will have its very own Community Festival on Saturday, November 30.
The event is an initiative of Lithgow High School students and the Uniting NDIS Local Area Coordination program.
It will run from 11am-2pm at Queen Elizabeth Park with a free barbecue, raffle prizes and plenty of fun and games.
The idea of the festival is for people to come try out new hobbies and explore local community groups and services, according to Nepean Blue Mountains community engagement officer Renae Harmer.
"We want everyone to come out, those who feel isolated, those with disabilities and the general community and show them what's out there and what a great community we have," she said.
"It's free and it's about connecting people to social groups and finding them a hobby."
The event was planned with the help of Lithgow High students who have been working closely with uniting on skill building programs.
"They created the flyers, brain-stormed, and have been very helpful in organising the event," Ms Harmer said.
Year 10 Lithgow High student Brittany Palmer said it had been a bit scary having to face fears and approach others when it came to organsing the event.
"We're being taught how to set up activities and learn new things it's been a bit scary but we have been encouraging each other and building together," she said.
If it is raining on the day and alternate date will be Saturday, December 7.
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