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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 2 Bryant Street, Rockdale or fax it to (02) 9562 1777 or scan and email it to rcc@rockdale.nsw.gov.au
 
2015: March | April | May

March 2015



Event:
Life After Diagnosis Support Group
Date:
3rd Wednesday of the month - starting Wednesday 18 February
Location:
3 Bridges Community Centre, 23 St Georges Road, Penshurst
Time:
10:30am-12:30pm
Access for people with disabilities:
Yes
Information:
Do you have a diagnosis of Younger Onset Dementia? Are you a carer of a person diagnosed with Younger Onset Dementia? This new support group may be interest to you
Phone for Details:
Phone: 9580 0688
Website: www.3bridges.org.au
Cost:
$2 for morning tea
Inclement Weather:
Indoors event


Event:
Arncliffe Men's Shed Open Day
Date:
Wednesday 25 March
Location:
Arncliffe Community Centre, 35 Forest Road, Arncliffe
Time:
10am-1:30pm
Access for people with disabilities:
Yes
Information:
Come and check out the Men's Shed Open Day. There will be speakers, a raffle and light lunch. RSVP essential as limited spaces
Phone for Details:
Phone: 9503 9900 for RSVP by Friday 20 March
Email: arncliffe.community@3bridges.org.au
Cost:
Gold coin donation
Inclement Weather:
Indoors event


Event:
Stotts Reserve Bushcare Group
Date:
Fourth Saturday of the month (not January, not December) - 28 March, 25 April, 23 May, 27 June, 25 July, 22 August, 26 September, 24 October, 28 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:
Adam Smith on 9562 1703, 0411 028 198 or asmith@rockdale.nsw.gov.au
Cost:
Free
Inclement Weather:
Postponed to following month


Event:
Farewell Botany Bay Shorebirds
Date:
Sunday 29 March
Location:
Scott Park, Sans Souci (corner of Napoleon Street and Riverside Drive)
Time:
7:30am-9:30am
Access for people with disabilities:
Yes
Information:
Right now over 5 million shorebirds (some of them from our own Botany Bay!) are migrating from Australia to breed in the Arctic - for some that's the equivalent of completing 309 consecutive marathons with only one or two drink stops along the way. Council is helping BirdLife Australia celebrate this amazing annual migratory shorebird event, Farewell Shorebirds, by holding a bird watching breakfast at Scott Park, Sans Souci. Members from Australasian Wader Studies Group and National Parks and Wildlife will be on hand to tell you all about these amazing birds. But don't just come to the breakfast, join BirdLife Australia's Farewell Shorebirds challenge! To find out more head to the website and go into the draw to win some incredible prizes
Phone for Details:
Madeline Hourihan on 9562 1663 or mhourihan@rockdale.nsw.gov.au
Cost:
Free but bookings are essential on Eventbrite - Farewell Botany Bay Shorebirds as places are limited
Inclement Weather:
Check closer to the event


April 2015



Event:
Art Attack - School Holiday Activities For Primary School-Aged Children
Date:
Various (see flyer for more details) starts Tuesday 7 April
Bookings open on Monday 23 March
Location:
Rockdale City Library, 448 Princes Highway, Rockdale and various library branch locations (Arncliffe, Bexley, Sans Souci, Bexley North)
Time:
Various (see flyer for more details)
Access for people with disabilities:
Yes
Information:
Art and craft activities can be messy so children should wear appropriate clothing. Parental supervision is required
Phone for Details:
For more information please phone the local branch library as per flyer or 9562 1821
Cost:
Free activities but bookings are essential on LibraryEvents
Inclement Weather:
Indoors event


Event:
Arncliffe Community Centre School Holiday Program
Date:
Thursday 9, Friday 10 April and Thursday 16, Friday 17 April
Location:
Arncliffe Community Centre, 35 Forest Road, Arncliffe
Time:
10am-12 noon
Access for people with disabilities:
Yes
Information:
Karate, pottery, drawing and painting workshops. See flyer for more info
Phone for Details:
Phone: Athena on 9580 8008
Web: www.3bridges.org.au
Cost:
$10 per child
$5 concession card holders
Inclement Weather:
Indoors event


Event:
For The Kids: Bugs and Beasts (1)
Date:
Friday 10 April
Location:
Ramsgate Life Saving Club
Time:
10:30am-11:30am
Access for people with disabilities:
Yes
Information:
Kids get up close and personal with a range of Australian native animals and bugs in this educational program
Phone for Details:
Madeline Hourihan on 9562 1663 or mhourihan@rockdale.nsw.gov.au
Cost:
Free but bookings are essential on Eventbrite - For the kids: Bugs and Beasts as places are limited
Inclement Weather:
Indoors event


Event:
For The Kids: Bugs and Beasts (2)
Date:
Friday 10 April
Location:
Ramsgate Life Saving Club
Time:
12noon-1pm
Access for people with disabilities:
Yes
Information:
Kids get up close and personal with a range of Australian native animals and bugs in this educational program
Phone for Details:
Madeline Hourihan on 9562 1663 or mhourihan@rockdale.nsw.gov.au
Cost:
Free but bookings are essential on Eventbrite - For the kids: Bugs and Beasts 2 as places are limited
Inclement Weather:
Indoors event


Event:
Hawthorne Street Bushcare Group
Date:
Second Saturday of the month (not January) - 11 April, 9 May, 13 June, 11 July, 8 August, 12 September, 10 October, 14 November, 12 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:
Adam Smith on 9562 1703, 0411 028 198 or asmith@rockdale.nsw.gov.au
Cost:
Free
Inclement Weather:
Postponed to following month


Event:
Arncliffe Men's Shed Garage Sale
Date:
Saturday 11 April
Location:
Arncliffe Community Centre, 35 Forest Road, Arncliffe
Time:
9am-2pm
Access for people with disabilities:
Yes
Information:
Arncliffe Men's Shed is holding a garage sale. On sale will be furniture, electronics, hand and power tools, small appliances, Men's Shed craft items and more
Phone for Details:
Phone: 9503 9900
Email: Arncliffe.Community@3bridges.org.au
Cost:
Free
Inclement Weather:
Indoors event


Event:
Composting and Worm Farming
Date:
Saturday 11 April
Location:
Rockdale Community Nursery, 41 Beach Street, Kogarah
Time:
10am-12noon
Access for people with disabilities:
Yes
Information:
Composting and worm farming takes up very little space, is good for the environment, creates nutrients for your garden and is dead easy! Come and find out how easy it is at this free Council workshop. Afterwards you can purchase a compost and/or worm farm at 50% off
Phone for Details:
Madeline Hourihan on 9562 1663 or mhourihan@rockdale.nsw.gov.au
Cost:
Free but bookings are essential on Eventbrite - Composting and Worm Farming as places are limited
Inclement Weather:
N/At


Event:
Dungeons & Dragons
Date:
Saturdays - 7 March, 11 April, 2 May, 6 June, 25 July, 22 August, 19 September, 10 October, 14 November, 12 December
Location:
Level 1, Rockdale Town Hall, 448 Princes Highway, Rockdale
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:
ParkLarks Youth Festival
Date:
Saturday 11 April
Location:
Rockdale Bicentennial Skate Park, 439 West Botany Street, Rockdale (near French Street)
Time:
12pm-4pm
Access for people with disabilities:
Yes
Information:
Rockdale City Youth Council presents ParkLarks Youth Festival!

- Skateboard clinic
- Laser tag
- Mobile game theatre
- Bumper ball soccer and giant hamster ball
- Stalls, youth services, giveaways and prizes
- Scouts fundraiser BBQ

If you are under 18 and want to participate in the skateboard clinic, you will need to bring along a signed parental consent form on the day

FREE event for National Youth Week. For ages 12-18 years

In the event of bad weather, the event will be cancelled. Please contact Rockdale City Council on 9562 1666 until 1pm on Saturday 11 April for more information.
Phone for Details:
9562 1666
Cost:
Free
Inclement Weather:
Cancelled - please contact Rockdale City Council on 9562 1666 until 1pm on Saturday 11 April for more information.


Event:
Bat Walk
Date:
Saturday 11 April
Location:
Girrahween Park, The Walk, Earlwood (close to Bardwell Park train station)
Time:
4:30pm-7pm
Access for people with disabilities:
Yes
Information:
A late afternoon educational stroll hosted by Wolli Creek Preservation Society from Girrahween Park to the Flying Foxes camp at Turrella, and the theme will be bats and plants
Phone for Details:
Email: bats@wollicreek.org.au
Phone: 9554 3176
Web: www.wollicreek.org.au
Cost:
Free, but bookings are essential on the contact information above
Inclement Weather:
Check website on the day


Event:
Sister City Yamatsuri Japan Visit
Date:
Wednesday 15 April
Location:
Rockdale Town Hall, 448 Princes Highway, Rockdale
Time:
10am-12:30pm
Access for people with disabilities:
Yes
Information:
For Aussie students in Years 7, 8 and 9 to meet students from Yamatsuri Junior High School. Interact with an African Drumming workshop and some Japanese activities
Phone for Details:
9562 1666
Cost:
Free but bookings essential as spaces are limited
Inclement Weather:
Indoors event


Event:
Binnamittalong Gardens Bushcare Group (Bardwell Valley)
Date:
Third Saturday of the month (not January) - 18 April, 16 May, 20 June, 18 July, 15 August, 19 September, 17 October, 21 November, 19 December
Location:
Binnamittalong Gardens (end of Veron Road), Bardwell Valley
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:
Adam Smith on 9562 1703, 0411 028 198 or asmith@rockdale.nsw.gov.au
Cost:
Free
Inclement Weather:
Postponed to following month


Event:
Carer Experience Course
Date:
Mondays: 20 April to 25 May
Location:
23 St Georges Road, Penshurst
Time:
10:30am-1pm
Access for people with disabilities:
Yes
Information:
Do you care for a family member with Dementia, Alzheimer's Disease and other types of dementia? You are welcome to attend this course covering What is Dementia?, Communication, Resilience, How to deal with behaviours of concern, Grief and loss and information and relevant services
Phone for Details:
Phone: 9580 0688
Website: www.3bridges.org.au
Cost:
$5 per session
Inclement Weather:
Indoors event


May 2015



Event:
Statements of Heritage Impact Workshop
Date:
Tuesday 5 May
Location:
Rockdale City Council, 2 Bryant Street, Rockdale
Time:
10am-12noon
Access for people with disabilities:
Yes
Information:
Tailored specifically for owners of heritage properties, this workshop will provide the tools needed to prepare a Statement of Heritage Impact to accompany a Development Application for minor works to a heritage item. The workshop will look at how to research and prepare a Statement of Heritage Impact and how to assess the impact of works on the significance of the property. The workshop will be especially suited for heritage items in the Rockdale LGA
Phone for Details:
Council's Heritage Advisor Louise Thom on 9562 1746 or lthom@rockdale.nsw.gov.au
Cost:
Free but bookings are essential as places are limited
Inclement Weather:
Indoors event


Event:
Guided Walking Tour: Monterey Fibro Moderne
Date:
Saturday 16 May
Location:
Meet at Scarborough Park - opposite 97 Monterey Street (the western end)
Time:
10am-11:30am
Access for people with disabilities:
No
Information:
Fast disappearing, the modest fibro houses of the early 20th Century bay side suburb of Monterey show ingenuity and an eye to the architectural fashions of the time. Available on the day as part of the walk, the recently published Visitor Guide by Michael Bogle and Charless Pickett celebrates this small collection of distinctive fibro houses that celebrate modernity. Join Council's Heritage Advisor on a walking tour of Monterey's Fibro Moderne
Phone for Details:
Council's Heritage Advisor Louise Thom on 9562 1746 or lthom@rockdale.nsw.gov.au
Cost:
Free but bookings are essential as places are limited
Inclement Weather:
Walk will be cancelled


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