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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: September | October | November | December
2017: January | February | March

September 2016



Event:
School Holiday Program
Date:
Monday 26 September - Friday 7 October
Location:
Arncliffe, Bexley, Bexley North, Rockdale and Sans Souci Libraries
Time:
Varied - see flyer for more details
Access for people with disabilities:
Yes
Information:
Events for Primary school students - see flyer for more details
Phone for Details:
Contact your local library as per the flyer
Cost:
Free but bookings essential
Inclement Weather:
N/A


Event:
Kid's Craft Day
Date:
Tuesday 27 September
Location:
Kogarah Community Hub, 49 English Street, Kogarah
Time:
10:30am-12:30pm
Access for people with disabilities:
Yes
Information:
Kogarah Community Services is holding a free Kid's Craft Session. The craft theme will be Spring & Garden Creatures with a diverse variety of craft, colouring sheets and give-aways such as stickers & bookmarks. All craft materials are provided but bookings are essential to ensure that there are sufficient available on the day
Phone for Details:
Phone 9587 6622 or email info@kogarahcommunity.org.au
Cost:
Free
Inclement Weather:
Indoors event


Event:
Free Community Diabetes Education
Date:
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:
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:
Recovery Workshop
Date:
Wednesday 5 October
Location:
Kogarah Community Hub, 49 English Street, Kogarah
Time:
10am-1pm
Access for people with disabilities:
Yes
Information:
This free workshop looks at the recovery journey undertaken by people who experience mental distress. It will focus on what is learnt during difficult times, personal growth and how to take control of your own life. It is specifically designed for people who personally experience mental health issues
Phone for Details:
Phone 9587 6622 or email info@kogarahcommunity.org.au
Cost:
Free
Inclement Weather:
Indoors event


Event:
Hawthorne Street Bushcare Group
Date:
Second Saturday of the month (not January) - 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 avandine@rockdale.nsw.gov.au
Cost:
Free
Inclement Weather:
Postponed to following month


Event:
Mental Illness - The Fear and The Fall Out
Date:
Tuesday 11 October
Location:
Kogarah Community Hub, 49 English Street, Kogarah
Time:
10am-1pm
Access for people with disabilities:
Yes
Information:
This free workshop will investigate the stigmatisation of people who have been given a psychiatric diagnosis.  It will explore and challenge misconceptions about people who experience overwhelming distress, and devise ways of creating a society that embraces the diversity of human emotional experience
Phone for Details:
Phone 9587 6622 or email info@kogarahcommunity.org.au
Cost:
Free
Inclement Weather:
Indoors event


Event:
Lambert Road Reserve Bushcare Group (Bardwell Park)
Date:
Second Friday of the month - 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 avandine@rockdale.nsw.gov.au
Cost:
Free
Inclement Weather:
Postponed to following month


Event:
Binnamittalong Gardens Bushcare Group
Date:
Third Saturday of the month (not January) - 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 avandine@rockdale.nsw.gov.au
Cost:
Free
Inclement Weather:
Postponed to following month


Event:
Stotts Reserve Bushcare Group
Date:
Fourth Saturday of the month - 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 avandine@rockdale.nsw.gov.au
Cost:
Free
Inclement Weather:
Postponed to following month


Event:
Dungeons & Dragons
Date:
Saturdays - 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:
Understanding Anxiety Forum
Date:
Monday 24 October
Location:
Kogarah Community Hub, 49 English Street, Kogarah
Time:
6pm-8:30pm
Access for people with disabilities:
Yes
Information:
A free forum to hear information about Mental Health and Wellbeing and discover support options available locally. Associate Professor Rocco Crino, Clinical Psychologist from Charles Sturt University will provide an overview of Anxiety Disorders and there will also be a first hand account of living with anxiety. The event is free but bookings are essential. Light refreshments provided.
Phone for Details:
Phone 9587 6622 or email info@kogarahcommunity.org.au
Cost:
Free
Inclement Weather:
Indoors event


Event:
Hardwiring Happiness Introduction Seminar
Date:
Tuesday 25 October
Location:
Kogarah Community Hub, 49 English Street, Kogarah
Time:
10am-1pm
Access for people with disabilities:
Yes
Information:
Kogarah Community Services will be delivering a free seminar based on the ground-breaking work of Rick Hanson. Hardwiring Happiness introduces strategies to tap into the hidden power of everyday experiences to change your brain and your life for the better
Phone for Details:
Phone 9587 6622 or email info@kogarahcommunity.org.au
Cost:
Free
Inclement Weather:
Indoors event


Event:
Navigating Teenage Depression
Date:
Wednesday 26 October
Location:
Kogarah Community Hub, 49 English Street, Kogarah
Time:
6:30pm-7:30pm
Access for people with disabilities:
Yes
Information:
The Black Dog Institute will present a free seminar Navigating Teenage Depression.

You will learn about:
- What is depression and bipolar disorder?
- How to spot early warning signs in young people
- When and where to seek help
- How to build resilience
- How to support a young person you care about

The one hour presentation is delivered by a trained presenter. It is suitable for parents, teachers and people who work with young people
Phone for Details:
Phone 9587 6622 or email info@kogarahcommunity.org.au
Cost:
Free
Inclement Weather:
Indoors event


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


November 2016



Event:
Wild Things: Birds in Backyards
Date:
Saturday 5 November
Location:
Arncliffe Men's Shed, 35 Forest Road, Arncliffe
Time:
10:30am-2pm
Access for people with disabilities:
Yes
Information:
While we associate much of our birdlife with the larger expanses of Australia our urban environment is equally fascinating and equally as important. At this workshop Judy Christie from Bird Life Australia will tell the story of our urban birds, how to identify them and how to create bird-friendly spaces in your garden.

Judy's talk will be followed by a hands-on workshop where you will put together a bird nest box to take home and install in your backyard.

Please note that Birds in Backyards is not suitable for children under 8 years of age. Children attending the nest box workshop must be supervised by a parent or guardian at all times.

Registration to attend is essential on Eventbrite - Wild Things: Birds in Backyards 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:
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:
Wild Things: Presenting the Powerful Owl
Date:
Thursday 17 November
Location:
Rockdale Library, 444-446 Princes Highway, Rockdale
Time:
6:30pm-7:45pm
Access for people with disabilities:
Yes
Information:
Did you know that Australia's largest owl, the Powerful Owl lives right here in Sydney? The Powerful Owl is a threatened species but sightings are regularly reported across Sydney. Dr Chris Lloyd who is studying Powerful Owls in the Georges River Valley, will tell you all about these amazing birds and their current activities.

Registration to attend is essential on Eventbrite - Wild Things: Presenting the Powerful Owl 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:
Breaking The Ice Community Forum
Date:
Wednesday 23 November
Location:
Rockdale Town Hall, 444-446 Princes Highway, Rockdale
Time:
6:30pm-8:30pm
Access for people with disabilities:
Yes
Information:
The issue of crystalline methamphetamine or 'ice' is real for the St George area - that's why the Australian Alcohol and Drug Foundation and the New South Wales Government are working with Community Drug Action Teams (CDATs) across the State to roll out a series of "Breaking the Ice" forums.

Experts in drug prevention and harm reduction will be on hand to help you understand the issues and misconceptions surrounding 'ice'.

This forum will provide you with evidence based information about 'ice' and where to seek help, support and treatment in your area. The solution lies in the community's hands and we will give you some practical tools to deal with the issue.

More importantly, we need to start seeing the person rather than just the drug and to encourage people to seek help early, rather than hide the problem.

The forum aims to ensure the St George community:
- Is informed about crystalline methamphetamine
- See the person, not just the drug - this relates to breaking down stigma and promoting connectedness and social inclusion in communities
- Understand we are all in this together - communities can work together to prevent harm through drug use

This is a community problem which has a community solution. So come along and be informed about 'ice' and see how you can help reduce its use in your community.

Brought to you in conjunction with NSW Health, St George Youth Services and St George CDAT
Phone for Details:
Everyone welcome. So we can provide adequate refreshments, please register attendance online at www.rockdale.nsw.gov.au/BreakingTheIce
Cost:
Free
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



Event:
Wild Things: Native Bee Book Talk with Dr Tim Heard
Date:
Thursday 2 February
Location:
Rockdale Library, 444-446 Princes Highway, Rockdale
Time:
6:30pm-7:30pm
Access for people with disabilities:
Yes
Information:
Dr Tim Heard is an entomologist, ex-CSIRO research scientist, and long-term keeper and promoter of Australia's native bees. In addition to conducting research and publishing scientific research papers, Tim has been keeping Australian native stingless bees for over 30 years and has developed new hive designs and techniques that allow better splitting and extraction of sugarbag and wax. He has been giving seminars and workshops on native bees since 1995.

This event will discuss native bees in general, their diversity and beauty, why they are so popular and appreciated by people, their role in the world and the risks they face. The second part will be more of an author's story of how the book came about, who contributed, the challenges that had to be overcome.

Registration to attend is essential on Eventbrite - Wild Things: Native Bee Book talk with Dr Tim Heard 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:
Wild Things: Native Bee Workshop with Dr Tim Heard
Date:
Sunday 5 February
Location:
Rockdale Library, 444-446 Princes Highway, Rockdale
Time:
1pm-4pm
Access for people with disabilities:
Yes
Information:
Did you know that you can keep hives of native stingless bees in warmer areas of NSW, including Sydney? In this workshop, entomologist Dr Tim Heard will teach you how. This workshop alternates between slide presentations and a practical session to build a strong foundation of knowledge and experience. His stunning slide presentation will cover the topics of bee nesting biology, bee foraging biology, diversity of wild bees, importance of bees in natural systems, traditional stingless beekeeping around the world, modern stingless beekeeping in Australia, using stingless bees for pollination of gardens and farms, sugarbag honey and its properties, rescuing bees threatened in the wild, and more.

In the practical session of this workshop, we will open a hive and observe the amazing structures within. We will divide the hive into two halves showing the process of colony propagation.

Please note that this workshop is not suitable for children under 10 years of age.

Registration to attend is essential on Eventbrite - Wild Things: Native Bee Workshop with Dr Tim Heard 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


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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