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Event Calendar Listing

 
 
If you would like to list your event on this site, please either fill in our online Event Listing Form or download and complete the PDF form version. If the latter, once completed, please bring it to Council's Customer Service Centre at 444-446 Princes Highway, Rockdale or fax it to (02) 9562 1777 or scan and email it to rcc@rockdale.nsw.gov.au
 
2016: August | September | October | November | December
2017: January | February | March

August 2016



Event:
"Ready or Not!" Activity Sessions
Date:
Thursdays 18 August - 22 September
Location:
Arncliffe Senior Citizens Centre, Corner of Barden Street and Stanley Street, Arncliffe (entrance via Stanley Street)
Time:
10am-11am
Access for people with disabilities:
Yes
Information:
Weekly physical activity for kids aged 3 to 5 years. This program provides families with opportunities to participate in a range of fun games and activities that will teach children new skills in readiness to start school. It also supports parents and carers to provide daily physical activity opportunities and further develop children's gross motor skills. Please dress yourself and your child in comfortable clothing and closed shoes ready for physical activity. Bring a bottle of water to drink during the session

This is an initiative from NSW Health (South Eastern Sydney Local Health District) and St George Child & Family Interagency
Phone for Details:
For all enquiries and registration, please call 9382 8644 or email libby.powell@health.nsw.gov.au
Cost:
Free
Inclement Weather:
Indoors event


September 2016



Event:
Saturday Storytime - Fathers' Day
Date:
Saturday 3 September
Location:
Rockdale Library, 444-446 Princes Highway, Rockdale
Time:
10:30am-11:30am
Access for people with disabilities:
Yes
Information:
Storytime for Preschoolers and their families
Phone for Details:
Phone: 9562 1821
Cost:
Free
Inclement Weather:
Indoors event


Event:
Wild Things: Meet the Bats!
Date:
Saturday 3 September
Location:
Syd Frost Memorial Hall, 7 Hawthorne Street, Ramsgate
Time:
5pm-7:30pm
Access for people with disabilities:
Yes
Information:
Have you ever heard of microbats? Did you know that they are living right here in Rockdale? They could even be living in your backyard! Join bat experts Sandra and Narawan for a talk about our amazing Australian bats and meet a real Grey Headed Flying Fox. Following the talk we will take a walk through the Hawthorne Street Natural Area, with a bat detector to 'hear' and if you are quick enough, see the microbats.

To help support our local micro bats and create much needed habitat, you will also have the opportunity to take home your very own microbat nest box to install in your backyard!

To maximise the possibility of seeing and hearing bats, this event will be held at dusk. Please bring a head torch or hand torch and wear mosquito repellent, suitable footwear and clothing. Tea, coffee and biscuits provided.

Registration to attend is essential on Eventbrite - Wild Things: Meet the Bats! as numbers are limited.
Phone for Details:
Phone Council's Environmental Projects Officer on 9562 1663 or email
Cost:
Free but registration is essential as numbers are limited
Inclement Weather:
N/A


Event:
Author Talk - Dianne Blacklock, Ber Carroll and Liane Moriarty
Date:
Tuesday 6 September
Location:
Rockdale Library, 444-446 Princes Highway, Rockdale
Time:
6:30pm-7:30pm
Access for people with disabilities:
Yes
Information:
Authors Dianne Blacklock, Ber Carroll and Liane Moriarty talk about their writing lives and processes, their paths to publication and their books. The Constant Reader will provide copies of their books for sale and signing
Phone for Details:
Phone: 9562 1824
Cost:
Free but online bookings essential as place numbers are limited
Inclement Weather:
Indoors event


Event:
Helping Children Become Resilient
Date:
Wednesday 7 September
Location:
Kogarah Community Hub, 49 English Street, Kogarah
Time:
9:30am-12pm
Access for people with disabilities:
Yes
Information:
Kogarah Community Services and Interrelate will deliver a FREE seminar providing ideas and strategies for developing & strengthening your child's resilience
Phone for Details:
Phone 9587 6622 or email info@kogarahcommunity.org.au
Cost:
Free but bookings essential
Inclement Weather:
Indoors event


Event:
1st Wednesday Book Group - Discussing Five People You Meet In Heaven by Mitch Albom
Date:
Wednesday 7 September
Location:
Rockdale City Library, 444-446 Princes Highway, Rockdale
Time:
10:30am
Access for people with disabilities:
Yes
Information:
If you are interested in joining, please contact Natalie on 9562 1824 as places are limited
Phone for Details:
Phone: 9562 1824
Cost:
Free but joining the group is essential
Inclement Weather:
N/A


Event:
Lambert Road Reserve Bushcare Group (Bardwell Park)
Date:
Second Friday of the month - 9 September, 14 October, 11 November, 9 December
Location:
Lambert Road Reserve (entrance is next to 75 Darley Road, Bardwell Park)
Time:
9am-12pm
Access for people with disabilities:
No
Information:
Volunteer to help look after Rockdale's natural areas and meet like-minded people. Tool, training and morning tea provided. Wear your gardening clothes and bring a bottle of water
Phone for Details:
Place Outcomes Unit on 9562 1703 or rbuzio@rockdale.nsw.gov.au
Cost:
Free
Inclement Weather:
Postponed to following month


Event:
Hawthorne Street Bushcare Group
Date:
Second Saturday of the month (not January) - 10 September, 8 October, 12 November, 10 December
Location:
Hawthorne Street, Monterey (corner of tennis courts near walking track)
Time:
9am-12:30pm
Access for people with disabilities:
No
Information:
Volunteer to help look after Rockdale's natural areas and meet like-minded people. Morning tea provided. Wear your gardening clothes and bring a bottle of water
Phone for Details:
Place Outcomes Unit on 9562 1703 or rbuzio@rockdale.nsw.gov.au
Cost:
Free
Inclement Weather:
Postponed to following month


Event:
Creating An Outline For Your Novel (Part 1)
Date:
Wednesday 14 September
Location:
Rockdale City Library, 444-446 Princes Highway, Rockdale
Time:
6pm-7:45pm
Access for people with disabilities:
Yes
Information:
Writing a book can be both an exciting and frustrating experience. But your best chance of success comes from first creating a detailed outline of what your story is about. Over the course of two sessions, you'll be given tips and techniques to help ensure you’ve answered all the questions you need to before you start writing your manuscript. No previous writing experience is required and handouts are included. This workshop is a great way to get prepared for National Novel Writing Month, which is coming up in November
Phone for Details:
Phone: Natalie on 9562 1824
Cost:
Free but bookings essential
Inclement Weather:
N/A


Event:
Rockdale Readers Book Group - Discussing Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
Date:
Friday 16 September
Location:
Rockdale Town Hall, Pindari Room, 1st Floor, 448 Princes Highway, Rockdale
Time:
5:30pm
Access for people with disabilities:
Yes
Information:
If you are interested in joining, please contact Natalie on 9562 1824 as places are limited
Phone for Details:
Phone: 9562 1824
Cost:
Free but joining the group is essential
Inclement Weather:
N/A


Event:
Binnamittalong Gardens Bushcare Group
Date:
Third Saturday of the month (not January) - 17 September, 15 October, 19 November, 17 December
Location:
End of Veron Road, Bexley
Time:
9am-12:30pm
Access for people with disabilities:
No
Information:
Volunteer to help look after Rockdale's natural areas and meet like-minded people. Morning tea provided. Wear your gardening clothes and bring a bottle of water
Phone for Details:
Place Outcomes Unit on 9562 1703 or rbuzio@rockdale.nsw.gov.au
Cost:
Free
Inclement Weather:
Postponed to following month


Event:
Dungeons & Dragons
Date:
Saturdays - 17 September, 22 October, 19 November, 17 December
Location:
Level 3, Rockdale Library, 444-446 Princes Highway, Rockdale (please note location change)
Time:
Doors open: 11:45am
Session: 12 noon-4:45pm
Access for people with disabilities:
Yes
Information:
Fantasy role-playing game for teenagers 13+
Phone for Details:
Phone: 9562 1821 or online
Cost:
Free, but online bookings are essential. Bookings open two weeks before the scheduled date (see above)
Inclement Weather:
Indoors event


Event:
Discovery Writers Competition
Date:
Deadline Tuesday 20 September
Location:
N/A
Time:
N/A
Access for people with disabilities:
N/A
Information:
Put pen to paper in prose or poetry of your memoir. To all adult residents of the Georges River and Rockdale Local Government Areas you are invited to put pen to paper and write your stories in prose or poetry. Competition deadline has been extended.

REWARDS - $100 FOR 1ST PRIZE AND $50 FOR 2ND PRIZE IN EACH CATEGORY

For entry forms please contact Carol on 0419 409 187 or carol@reynoldsengineering.com.au

Winners will be announced at the Literary Awards event on Saturday 5 November at the new Mortdale Community Centre, Boundary Road, Mortdale - book with Carol (details as before/below)

Winning entries will be published in an anthology
Phone for Details:
Carol on 0419 409 187 or carol@reynoldsengineering.com.au
Cost:
Free
Inclement Weather:
N/A


Event:
Free Community Diabetes Education
Date:
Tuesday 20 and Tuesday 27 September
Location:
Kogarah
Time:
6pm-8pm
Access for people with disabilities:
Yes
Information:
ComDiab is a FREE community diabetes education program for people with Type 2 Diabetes. Through two, 2 hour interactive sessions you will learn about diabetes management and care, including information on the benefits of a healthy diet, regular exercise and weight management, diabetes medication and prevention of diabetes complications.

Family members and carers welcome to attend.

No GP referral required. You can register yourself. The program is run by Central and Eastern Sydney Primary Health Network
Phone for Details:
Phone: 1300 427 603
Cost:
Free
Inclement Weather:
Indoors event


Event:
Creating An Outline For Your Novel (Part 2)
Date:
Wednesday 21 September
Location:
Rockdale City Library, 444-446 Princes Highway, Rockdale
Time:
6pm-7:45pm
Access for people with disabilities:
Yes
Information:
Writing a book can be both an exciting and frustrating experience. But your best chance of success comes from first creating a detailed outline of what your story is about. Over the course of two sessions, you'll be given tips and techniques to help ensure you’ve answered all the questions you need to before you start writing your manuscript. No previous writing experience is required and handouts are included. This workshop is a great way to get prepared for National Novel Writing Month, which is coming up in November

Please only book for Part 2 if you attended Part 1
Phone for Details:
Phone: Natalie on 9562 1824
Cost:
Free but bookings essential
Inclement Weather:
N/A


Event:
Volunteer Fundamentals
Date:
Thursday 22 September
Location:
Gymea Community Aid, 39 Gymea Bay Road, Gymea
Time:
10am-3pm
Access for people with disabilities:
Yes
Information:
This free course will examine the meaning of volunteering and explore various methods to boost motivation and self esteem in ourselves and others
Phone for Details:
Phone: 8558 4044
Web: www.3bridges.org.au
Cost:
Free
Inclement Weather:
N/A


Event:
Stotts Reserve Bushcare Group
Date:
Fourth Saturday of the month - 24 September, 22 October, 26 November
Location:
Stotts Reserve, Kingsland Road North, Bexley North (entrance beside number 156)
Time:
9am-12:30pm
Access for people with disabilities:
No
Information:
Volunteer to help look after Rockdale's natural areas and meet like-minded people. Morning tea provided. Wear your gardening clothes and bring a bottle of water
Phone for Details:
Place Outcomes Unit on 9562 1703 or rbuzio@rockdale.nsw.gov.au
Cost:
Free
Inclement Weather:
Postponed to following month


Event:
Poetry Slam Rockdale City Library Heat
Date:
Saturday 24 September
Location:
Rockdale City Library, Meeting Room 1, 3rd Floor, 444-446 Princes Highway, Rockdale
Time:
1:30pm Registrations
2pm Heat starts
Access for people with disabilities:
Yes
Information:
Speak, scream, howl, whisper or sing your original poetry, stories, lyrics or monologues in the new Rockdale Library! Everyone is welcome to have a try - all you need is your voice and an original work. And you have two minutes to impress. In this fun and exciting event the audience is the judge. Hosting this event is Philip Wilcox, the current Australian Poetry Slam Champion and two-time NSW Poetry Slam Champion. Two finalists from the day will perform at a regional final or the NSW final during mid-October. Then two spoken wordsmiths from each State and Territory will head to the National Final in Sydney. If you want to be in the cheering, raucous, finger snapping poetry loving audience, then come along to our heat (please register at the link below to attend)
Phone for Details:
Phone: Natalie on 9562 1824
Cost:
Free but bookings essential to be in the audience
Inclement Weather:
N/A


Event:
Carmel Bird Introducing Family Skeleton
Date:
Wednesday 28 September
Location:
Rockdale City Library, 444-446 Princes Highway, Rockdale
Time:
6:30pm-7:30pm
Access for people with disabilities:
Yes
Information:
Carmel Bird talks to Linda Funnel, from Newtown Review of Books, about her writing and her new book, Family Skeleton. Family Skeleton is a dark comedy chronicling the opulent O'Day family of O'Day Funerals. The tale traces their murky history as it begins to unravel with the death of patriarch Edmund Rice O'Day and the visit of a morbidly curious distant American relative
Phone for Details:
Phone: Natalie on 9562 1824
Cost:
Free but bookings essential
Inclement Weather:
N/A


October 2016



Event:
Volunteer Expo
Date:
Thursday 27 October
Location:
Hurstville Entertainment Centre, MacMahon Street, Hurstville
Time:
12 noon-6:30pm
Access for people with disabilities:
Yes
Information:
Discover the wide range of volunteer roles at this year's Volunteer Expo. Match your talents and interests with one of 60 local community groups. It's what the 2016 Volunteer Expo is all about!
Phone for Details:
Phone: 1300 327 434 (1300 3BRIDGES)
Web: www.volunteerlink.org.au/expo
Cost:
Free
Inclement Weather:
N/A


Event:
Wild Things: Talking Frogs With Dr Arthur 'frog man' White
Date:
Saturday 29 October
Location:
Pindari Room, Rockdale Town Hall, 448 Princes Highway, Rockdale
Time:
10:30am-12:30pm
Access for people with disabilities:
Yes
Information:
Have you ever wondered who is croaking in the garden or want to learn how to attract frogs to your backyard? At this workshop Dr Arthur 'frog man' White will tell you all you need to know. And as our froggy friends are often hard to spot in the 'wild', he will have a few frogs on hand, so you can really get to know these amazing creatures. Online registration essential.

Registration to attend is essential on Eventbrite - Wild Things: Talking frogs with Dr Arthur 'frog man' White as numbers are limited.
Phone for Details:
Phone Council's Environmental Projects Officer on 9562 1663 or email
Cost:
Free but registration is essential as numbers are limited
Inclement Weather:
N/A


November 2016



Event:
Free Child Restraint Fitting/Checks
Date:
Tuesdays - 8 November, 14 March 2017, 13 June 2017
Location:
Council's carpark above the former Target building in Rockdale
Time:
10am-3pm
Access for people with disabilities:
Yes
Information:
Free child restraint fitting/checks - booking is essential
Phone for Details:
Phone: Council's Road Safety Officer on 9562 1701
Email: Council's Road Safety Officer
Cost:
Free but booking is essential
Inclement Weather:
N/A


Event:
Christmas in Rockdale
Date:
Friday 25 November
Location:
King Street Place, Rockdale
Time:
3pm-8pm
Access for people with disabilities:
Yes
Information:
Featuring the official lighting of the Christmas Tree by the Mayor at 8pm. This free fun family event will include a Santa meet and greet, live entertainment, a petting zoo, face painting, Christmas crafts and more!
Phone for Details:
Phone: Customer Service 9562 1666
Cost:
Free
Inclement Weather:
Decision will be made on the day


December 2016



Event:
Carols by the Sea
Date:
Saturday 3 December
Location:
Lady Robinson Beach, Brighton Le Sands
Time:
6pm-9pm
Access for people with disabilities:
Yes
Information:
Enjoy Christmas under the stars at the beautiful beach side setting of Brighton Le Sands at Lady Robinson Beach. This fun family event will be hosted by the incomparable Monica Trapaga and includes entertainment from local performers and church groups and a special guest appearance by Santa!
Phone for Details:
Phone: Customer Service 9562 1666
Cost:
Free
Inclement Weather:
Decision will be made on the day


Event:
New Year's Eve Family Fireworks
Date:
Saturday 31 December
Location:
Botany Bay (off Brighton Le Sands)
Time:
9pm
Access for people with disabilities:
Yes
Information:
Celebrate the eve of the New Year by the picturesque beachfront stretching from Kyeemagh to Ramsgate. A spectacular fireworks display will set the night alight by the bay at Brighton Le Sands. To get the best view, head to Lady Robinson Beach and watch the amazing fireworks explode in the sky at 9pm.
Phone for Details:
Phone: Customer Service 9562 1666
Cost:
Free
Inclement Weather:
Decision will be made on the day


January 2017



Event:
Australia Day on Botany Bay Foreshore
Date:
Thursday 26 January
Location:
Depena Reserve, Russell Avenue, Dolls Point
Time:
8:15am-1pm
Access for people with disabilities:
Yes
Information:
Start your day early with Council's Official Ceremony. Meet Rockdale's Australia Day Ambassador. After the Official Ceremony, local Scouts will provide a community sausage sizzle until run out.  There will also be lamington making, free face painting and entertainment by Jellybean Jam, Aboriginal Dance and a drumming workshop with Soul Drumming
Phone for Details:
Customer Service on 9562 1666
Cost:
Free
Inclement Weather:
N/A


February 2017



March 2017



Event:
Free Workshop for Supervisors of Learner Drivers
Date:
Monday 20 March
Location:
Pindari Room, Rockdale Town Hall, 448 Princes Highway, Rockdale
Time:
6:30pm-8:30pm
Access for people with disabilities:
Yes
Information:
Free workshop on how to supervise a Learner Driver - booking is essential
Phone for Details:
Phone: Council's Road Safety Officer on 9562 1701
Email: Council's Road Safety Officer
Cost:
Free but booking is essential
Inclement Weather:
N/A


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