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Event Calendar Listing

 
If you would like to list your event on this site, please download and complete our Events Listing Form. Once completed, please bring it to Council's Customer Service Centre at 2 Bryant Street, Rockdale or fax it to (02) 9562 1777 or email rcc@rockdale.nsw.gov.au
 
2014: April | May

April 2014



Event:
Coolibah Reserve Bushcare Group
Date:
First Saturday of the month (not January) - 1 February, 1 March, 5 April, 3 May, 7 June, 5 July, 2 August, 6 September, 4 October, 1 November, 6 December
Location:
Coolibah Reserve (end of Hannam Street), Bardwell Valley
Time:
8am-11am
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:
Hawthorne Street Bushcare Group
Date:
Second Saturday of the month (not January) - 8 February, 8 March, 12 April, 10 May, 14 June, 12 July, 9 August, 13 September, 11 October, 8 November, 13 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:
Binnamittalong Gardens Bushcare Group (Bardwell Valley)
Date:
Third Saturday of the month (not January) - 15 February, 15 March, 19 April, 17 May, 21 June, 19 July, 16 August, 20 September, 18 October, 15 November, 20 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:
Stotts Reserve Bushcare Group
Date:
Fourth Saturday of the month (not January) - 22 February, 22 March, 26 April, 24 May, 28 June, 26 July, 23 August, 27 September, 25 October, 22 November, 27 December
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:
Dungeons & Dragons
Date:
Saturdays - 1 March, 12 April, 10 May, 14 June, 19 July, 16 August, 13 September, 11 October, 15 November, 13 December
Location:
Rockdale City Library, 448 Princes Highway, Rockdale
Time:
12 noon-4:45pm
Access for people with disabilities:
Yes
Information:
Dungeons & Dragons is a fantasy role-playing game. Participants create their own characters and embark on imaginary adventure under the guidance of a Dungeon Master. This is a youth event, limited to teenagers aged 13+
Phone for Details:
Phone Rockdale City Council on 9562 1821 for more information
Cost:
Free event, but bookings essential
Inclement Weather:
Indoors event


Event:
(nearly) Everything
Date:
First Thursday of the month: 6 March, 3 April, 1 May, 5 June, 26 June*, 7 August, 4 September, 9 October, 6 November, 4 December
*school holidays in July
Location:
Rockdale City Library, 448 Princes Highway, Rockdale
Time:
4pm-5:30pm
Access for people with disabilities:
Yes
Information:
Discussion group for teenagers 13+ with topics covering books, movies, games and (nearly) everything!
Phone for Details:
No bookings necessary. For enquiries call Rockdale City Library on 9562 1821
Cost:
Free
Inclement Weather:
Indoors event


Event:
Greek/English Bilingual Storytime
Date:
First Friday of the month: 7 March, 4 April, 2 May, 6 June, 27 June*, 8 August, 5 September, 10 October, 7 November, 5 December
*school holidays in July
Location:
Bexley North Library, 24 Shaw Street, Bexley North
Time:
11am-11:30am
Access for people with disabilities:
Yes
Information:
Join us for a Greek/English Storytime
Phone for Details:
No bookings necessary. For enquiries call Bexley North Library on 9562 1814
Cost:
Free
Inclement Weather:
Indoors event


Event:
National Youth Week Event - Arncliffe Girls Zone
Date:
Thursdays - 10 April (National Youth Week Event - Jewellery Making), 17 April, 24 April, 1 May, 8 May, 15 May
Location:
Arncliffe Library, 11 Firth Street, Arncliffe
Time:
3:30pm-5pm
Access for people with disabilities:
-
Information:
Lots of fun activities for girls aged 12+. Online bookings essential
Phone for Details:
Phone 9562 1821 or 9562 1816
Cost:
Free but bookings essential
Inclement Weather:
Indoors event


Event:
Art Attack - School Holiday Activities For Primary School-Aged Children
Date:
Monday 14 April - Thursday 24 April (see flyer)
Location:
Rockdale City Library, 448 Princes Highway, Rockdale - and various branch library locations (Arncliffe, Bexley, Sans Souci, Bexley North)
Time:
Various - see flyer
Access for people with disabilities:
Yes
Information:
Free events but online bookings are essential - see flyer for dates, times and activities
Phone for Details:
Bookings are necessary. For more information phone the local branch library as per flyer
Cost:
Free activities but bookings are necessary
Inclement Weather:
Indoor events


Event:
Cannabis & Today's Young Person
Date:
Tuesday 22 April
Location:
Parkview Bowling Club, Cnr King Georges Road and Percival Street, Penshurst
Time:
6:30pm-8:30pm
Access for people with disabilities:
Yes
Information:
A FREE parent workshop to enable you to address issues concerning cannabis relating to your son or daughter
Phone for Details:
Phone: 9580 8008
Web: www.poledepot.org
Cost:
Free
Inclement Weather:
Indoors event


Event:
Homework Help Classes @ YouthZone
Date:
Mondays and Tuesdays during Term 2 - from Monday 28 April to Tuesday 24 June
Location:
YouthZone, 143 Forest Road, Hurstville
Time:
Afternoons after school from 3pm
Access for people with disabilities:
Yes
Information:
Homework Help is a free service where young people in Years 6-12 can bring their homework or assignments and get assistance from one of our volunteer tutors. Supervised by qualified youth workers. We have tutors who can provide help with English, Maths, Science, ESL, essay writing and assignments
Phone for Details:
For more information or to book:
Phone: Janet 9580 8008
Email: janet.mcewen@youthzone.com.au
Web: www.poledepot.org
Cost:
Free but bookings are essential
Inclement Weather:
Indoors events


Event:
Free Go4Fun Programs
Date:
Commencing Wednesday 30 April
Location:
Various school locations
Time:
Mostly 4:30pm-6:30pm
Access for people with disabilities:
-
Information:
The free Go4Fun program is a NSW Health program designed to improve the health, fitness, self-esteem and confidence of children aged 7-13 years who are above their ideal weight. The Term 2 program will run for for 9 weeks for children and their parents.

Includes games, activities, tips on healthy food, label reading and portion sizes plus much more
Phone for Details:
For more information or to register:
Phone: 9382 8641
Email: linda.trotter@sesiahs.health.nsw.gov.au
Web: www.go4fun.com.au
Cost:
Free
Inclement Weather:
N/A


May 2014



Event:
Basic Bee Keeping
Date:
Saturday 3 May
Location:
Rockdale Senior Citizens' Centre, 36 George Street, Rockdale
Time:
10am-12 noon
Access for people with disabilities:
Yes
Information:
You might not have noticed as they are often on top of buildings to keep the bees out of the way of people, but bee hives and bee keeping is becoming more and more common in urban areas due to the beauty of having local natural honey and the fun of keeping bees. In this beginner bee keeping workshop you will gain a basic overview of the responsibilities and requirements of bee keeping that will set you on your way
Phone for Details:
Spaces are limited. Please call Rockdale City Council on 9562 1663 or Eventbrite - Basic Honey Bee Keeping to reserve your spot
Cost:
Free
Inclement Weather:
N/A


Event:
Now & Then Markets - Mum's The Word Festival
Date:
Ssunday 4 May
Location:
Rowers on Cooks River, 1 Levey St, Wolli Creek - 140 FREE car spaces, a 10 minute walk from Wolli Creek Station, ATM and bar
Time:
10am-3pm
Access for people with disabilities:
Yes
Information:
What's in store:
  • Wonderful vintage to brand new fashion, accessories, homewares, gift and treat stalls for Mums and ladies
  • Mother's Day Fundraising raffle for the Katie Maling Wellness Project, with incredible prizes such as a weekend away in stunning Callala Beach, Jervis Bay
  • Yoga demonstrations from Earth and Sky Yoga
  • FREE self defence classes for women and kids, spectacular Kung Fu demos by Yiquan Kungfu Academy
  • The uber cool acoustic blues and roots band MANGROVE SWAMP will be joining us again
  • pampering treats for Mums and ladies
  • great activities and attractions for kids including;
    • PONY RIDES
    • FREE face-painting
    • bouncy castle
Phone for Details:
Check their Facebook page or www.nowandthenmarkets.com.au for regular updates and more information
Cost:
Free
Inclement Weather:
N/A


Event:
Carers Anxiety Management Workshop
Date:
Mondays - 5 and 12 May
Location:
Pole Depot Community Centre, 23 St Georges Road, Penshurst
Time:
10:30am-12:30pm
Access for people with disabilities:
Yes
Information:
This supportive course will explore causes of anxiety and provide positive coping strategies, relaxation techniques, CBT (cognitive behaviour therapy)and positive psychology to assist and empower you on your caring journey. Available to family carers living in South East Sydney and the Canterbury Local Government Areas
Phone for Details:
Phone: Carers Support Team 9580 0688
Web: www.poledepot.org
Cost:
$5 per session
Inclement Weather:
Indoors event


Event:
The Small Biz Bus
Date:
Tuesday 6 May
Location:
Bunnings Car Park, 383 West Botany Street, Rockdale
Time:
7:30am-1:30pm
Access for people with disabilities:
-
Information:
Come and connect with a business advisor and gain the skills to grow, help to start, a fresh perspective and marketing your small business
Phone for Details:
Phone: SmallBizConnect on 1300 134 359
Web: www.smallbusiness.nsw.gov.au/hop-on-the-small-biz-bus
Cost:
Free
Inclement Weather:
N/A


Event:
Author Talk - Lesley Lebkowicz
Date:
Thursday 15 May
Location:
Rockdale City Council Chambers, 448 Princes Highway, Rockdale (Cnr Bryant Street)
Time:
1pm-2:30pm
Access for people with disabilities:
Yes
Information:
Lesley Lebkowicz introduces her new book The Petrov Poems
Phone for Details:
Phone Rockdale City Library on 9562 1821
Cost:
Free but online booking essential
Inclement Weather:
Indoors event


Event:
Making a Memory Box
Date:
Saturday 17 May
Location:
Conference Centre, Calvary Hospital, Rocky Point Road, Kogarah
Time:
9am-3:30pm
Access for people with disabilities:
Yes
Information:
Has someone close to you died? Would you like to find a way of honouring their memory and maintaining your connection to them? Join this one-day workshop with other bereaved people
Phone for Details:
Call Chris McCabe or Sarah Visser (Monday-Wednesday) at Calvary Bereavement Counselling Service on 9553 3025 to register and chat to see if this workshop might be right for you
Cost:
$10 - morning and afternoon tea provided as well as some art materials. BYO lunch
Inclement Weather:
Indoors event


Event:
Composting/Worm Farming
Date:
Saturday 24 May
Location:
Rockdale Community Nursery, 41 Beach Street, Kogarah
Time:
10am-12 noon
Access for people with disabilities:
Yes
Information:
This hands-on, fun workshop gives you the opportunity to learn how easy it can be to reuse your food scraps and create nutrient rich fertiliser. Whether you have a huge backyard or a balcony there is system right for everyone. Learn how to set up and maintain both a compost and worm farm system and decide what is best for you - if not both! As a bonus we are throwing in a 50% discount on a compost bin OR worm farm from the Community Nursery for workshop participants
Phone for Details:
Spaces are limited. Please call Rockdale City Council on 9562 1663 or Eventbrite - Composting and Worm Farming to reserve your spot
Cost:
Free
Inclement Weather:
N/A


Event:
Albie Thomas Rockdale Fun Run
Date:
Sunday 25 May
Location:
Registration at the large picnic shelter in Peter Depena Reserve, Dolls Point
Time:
Registrations on the day from 7am - 8:30am start time
Access for people with disabilities:
Yes
Information:
Formerly the Rockdale City Community Fun Run/Walk

This 5km run or walk or 1km walk is routed through Peter Depena Reserve and Cook Park. Funds raised will go to the Knights of St George Heart Assocation for the St George Hospital Cardiac Surgery Unit.

Online entries: https://www.registernow.com.au/secure/Register.aspx?E=11987

Participants must be over the age of 7 as at Sunday 25 May 2014. Participants under the age of 12 years must be accompanied by an adult.

Online entries close 8pm on Thursday May 2014. Other details via the website: St George District Athletics Club
Phone for Details:
Phone Rockdale City Council on 9562 1666
Cost:
Individuals $20
Family $30
Note this is non-refundable
Inclement Weather:
A decision will be made on the morning of the event


Event:
Author Talk - Boyd Anderson
Date:
Thursday 29 May
Location:
Rockdale City Library, 448 Princes Highway, Rockdale (Cnr Bryant Street)
Time:
6pm
Access for people with disabilities:
Yes
Information:
Boyd Anderson introduces his new book The Heart Radical
Phone for Details:
Phone Rockdale City Library on 9562 1821
Cost:
Free but online booking essential
Inclement Weather:
Indoors event


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