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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
 
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August 2014



Event:
PCYC Boxing
Date:
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays
Location:
St George PCYC Tszyu Boxing Acadamy
Time:
4:30pm-5:30pm
Access for people with disabilities:
No
Information:
Expert boxing training for 9-14 years old held in the Tszyu Boxing Academy on behalf fo the PCYC Boxing program. Kids learn confidence and discipline as well as meeting new friends
Phone for Details:
Phone: Jason 9567 0408
Web: www.pcycnsw.org/stgeorge
Cost:
$7 per session
Inclement Weather:
Indoors event


Event:
Greek Community Seniors Day Care Group
Date:
1st, 2nd and 3rd Tuesday of month
Location:
Arncliffe Senior Citizens Centre, Coronation Hall, 23-25 Barden Street, Arncliffe
Time:
10:30am-2pm
Access for people with disabilities:
Yes
Information:
A new day care program for Greek Seniors has started in the Arncliffe Senior Citizens Centre. The program includes light exercise, speakers, Bingo and excursions. Information in greek in this flyer.

There is a transport service available for senior residents in Allawah, Arncliffe, Banksia, Bardwell Valley, Brighton, Bexley, Carlton, Kogarah, Rockdale and Sans Souci
Phone for Details:
Please register your interest by calling Dominique or Eliza in the GOC Welfare Service on 9740 8310 or 9740 6022
Cost:
$15 per person which includes transport, lunch and morning tea
Inclement Weather:
N/A


Event:
Weekly Art Classes
Date:
Wednesdays
Location:
Syd Frost Community Hall, Hawthorne Street, Ramsgate
Time:
Check website for more details
Access for people with disabilities:
Yes
Information:
The goal of these classes and workshops is to show students how to push the three primary colours to their limits. What will be demonstrated is how a limited palette leads to harmonious paintings and easy colour mixing. Also shown is the importance of tone and how to see it. To understand how portraying at least three tones in a painting will give a good feeling of sunshine.

To work through paintings using a simple, easy to understand method that works every time...and with every subject. Understanding what we see in the subject is the tricky part. Getting it onto the canvas is easy! And to get that sparkle of sunlight into a painting. All welcome
Phone for Details:
Web: www.rospsakis.com
Facebook: Ros Psakis
Demos on Youtube: Ros Psakis
Cost:
See website for more information
Inclement Weather:
Indoors event


Event:
Rockdale Rugby
Date:
Wednesdays
Location:
C. A. Redmond Oval, Frances Avenue, Brighton Le Sands
Time:
5:30pm-6:30pm
Access for people with disabilities:
No
Information:
Looking for a new sport in 2015? Why not come down and try Rugby in a great family friendly environment. Located at C. A. Redmond Oval we have great facilities for kids to enjoy playing the game. Playing under the Southern Districts banner the minis, from U6 to U9 play Saturday mornings and some Friday night games in the St George area. For under 6 to 7s the game is tag only and tackle is introduced from under 8s up. Juniors start from Under 10's and play in competitions run by Sydney Junior Rugby Union, competing against teams from all over Sydney. Junior players also have the opportunity to be selected to play representative rugby for Southern Districts and compete in a 3 day weekend of rugby with other districts in Sydney. Throughout the season teams also have the opportunity to play in Gala Days hosted by clubs in Sydney.

Rockdale Rugby is looking for players in all age groups, from Under 6 to Under 17s to play in the 2015 session
Phone for Details:
Web: rockdalerugby.ning.com
Cost:
See website for more information
Inclement Weather:
N/A


Event:
PCYC's Learn to Play Basketball For Under 12's
Date:
Fridays
Location:
St George PCYC, 9 Ador Avenue, Rockdale
Time:
4:30pm-5:30pm
Access for people with disabilities:
No
Information:
Get your kids moving and involved in one of the world's biggest sports. Kids will learn basic skills, team work and gain some fitness while making new friends
Phone for Details:
Phone: Zoran 9567 0408
Web: www.pcycnsw.org/stgeorge
Cost:
$10 per session
Inclement Weather:
Indoors event


Event:
PCYC's Learn to Play Basketball For Under 18's
Date:
Fridays
Location:
St George PCYC, 9 Ador Avenue, Rockdale
Time:
5:30pm-6:30pm
Access for people with disabilities:
No
Information:
Get your kids moving and involved in one of the world's biggest sports. Kids will learn basic skills, team work and gain some fitness while making new friends
Phone for Details:
Phone: Zoran 9567 0408
Web: www.pcycnsw.org/stgeorge
Cost:
$10 per session
Inclement Weather:
Indoors event


Event:
PCYC Safe Drivers' Course
Date:
Weekends - contact PCYC for dates
Location:
St George PCYC, 9 Ador Avenue, Rockdale
Time:
10am-3pm
Access for people with disabilities:
No
Information:
This course will teach young drivers safe driving behaviors and strategies. The course is made up 3 hours of theory and 2 hours of practical with a qualified instructor
Phone for Details:
Phone: Jason 9567 0408
Web: www.pcycnsw.org/stgeorge
Cost:
$140
Inclement Weather:
N/A


Event:
Book Week Break
Date:
Monday 18 August - Thursday 28 August
Location:
N/A
Time:
N/A
Access for people with disabilities:
N/A
Information:
Weekly Storytime, Toddlertime and Baby Rhymetime are taking a break during Book Week. Please check the flyer for dates and branch locations affected. The Library team thanks you for your understanding and look forward to seeing you again after Book Week
Phone for Details:
Phone your local library branch as outlined in the flyer
Cost:
N/A
Inclement Weather:
N/A


Event:
CITADEL: Art Walks into The Future
Date:
Friday 29 - Sunday 31 August and Friday 5 - Sunday 7 September
Location:
Hurstville Entertainment Centre
Time:
11am-2pm on Fridays, 3pm-6pm on Saturdays and Sundays
Access for people with disabilities:
Yes
Information:
In this 45 minute walking tour you will walk through Hurstville's bustling city centre with a touch-pad tablet and a small group of friends and experience the world around you with fresh eyes
CITADEL: Art Walks into The Future
Glimpse young people's visions for the future, hear their voices and on occasion, sit down for tea with a stranger
Phone for Details:
Hannah Strout on 9588 3948 or admin@shopfront.org.au
Web: shopfrontarts.eventbrite.com.au
Cost:
$10
Inclement Weather:
Event will be cancelled if weather is severe. Call 9588 3948 on the day


Event:
Annual Area 9 Humorous Speech
Date:
Saturday 30 August
Location:
Georges River 16ft Sailing Club, Sanoni Avenue, Dolls Point
Time:
2pm-5pm
Access for people with disabilities:
Yes
Information:
See the winners of club contests from Botany Bay, Hurstville, Hurstville Weekend, Rockdale Communicators and St George Toastmasters show off their skills in extemporaneous and entertaining speech delivery
Phone for Details:
RSVP by Friday 15 August to Mark Tannen
Mobile: 0413 385 963
Email: area9@d70toastmasters.org.au
Web: www.d70toastmasters.org.au
Cost:
Free
Inclement Weather:
Indoors event


Event:
Rockdale Musical Society Presents Its 75th Anniversary Gala
Date:
Sunday 31 August
Location:
Rockdale Town Hall, 448 Princes Highway, Rockdale
Time:
11am and 4pm
Access for people with disabilities:
Yes
Information:
Proudly presenting the RMS's 75th Year Anniversary Concert hosted by Wayne Scott Kermond. Featuring a sumptuous orchestra accompanied some of our finest singers and dancers performing the classics from musical theatre
Phone for Details:
David Wood
Mobile: 0406 353 747
Email: president@rockdalemusicalsociety.com
Web: www.rockdalemusicalsociety.com
Cost:
Adult $35 and child $25
Phone bookings: 0433 990 896
Web bookings: www.rockdalemusicalsociety.com
Inclement Weather:
Indoors event


September 2014



Event:
Kogarah Community Services Spring 2014 Programme
Date:
Various
Location:
Various
Time:
Various
Access for people with disabilities:
Yes
Information:
  • Tuesday 2 September - 10am-12pm @ Kogarah RSL: Raising Healthy Eaters (in Mandarin and English)
  • Thursday 11 September - 9:30am-12pm @ Kogarah RSL: The Challenge of Disciplining Children
  • Thursday 18 September - 9:30am-12pm @ Kogarah RSL: Raising Resilient Children
  • Thursday 25 September - 10am-1pm @ Kogarah RSL: The Practice of Daily Gratitude
  • Thursday 9 October - 10am-1pm @ Club Central Hurstville: Be Positive Workshop
  • Thursday 16 October - 10am-1pm @ Club Central Hurstville: Money Matters - Budgeting Finances
  • Wednesday 22 October - 10am-1pm @ Club Central Hurstville: A Good Night's Sleep Workshop
  • Wednesday 29 October - 10am-1pm @ The Salvos (432 West Botany Street, Rockdale): Dressiong for Self Confidence and Success
  • Wednesday 12 November - 10am-1pm @ Kogarah RSL: Managing Perfectionism Workshop
  • Wednesday 26 November - 10am-1pm @ Kogarah RSL: Assertiveness for Women
  • Friday 5 December - 10am-12pm @ The Smith Family (27 Joffre Street, South Hurstville): The Smith Family Fundraiser and Christmas Celebration
  • Regular Meetings @ Kogarah: Same Sex Attracted and Gender Diverse Group
Phone for Details:
Phone: 9587 6622
Email: info@kogarahcommunity.org.au
Web: www.kogarahcommunity.org.au
Facebook: KogarahCommunity
Twitter: KogarahConnect
Visit: 90 Railway Parade, Kogarah
Cost:
Free
Inclement Weather:
Indoors event


Event:
(nearly) Everything
Date:
First Thursday of the month: 4 September, 9 October, 6 November, 4 December
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: 5 September, 10 October, 7 November, 5 December
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:
Special Father's Day Storytime
Date:
Saturday 6 September
Location:
Rockdale Library, 448 Princes Highway, Rockdale
Time:
10am-11am
Access for people with disabilities:
Yes
Information:
Preschoolers and their families are invited for a special Saturday Storytime celebrating Dads. We are also celebrating Father's Day at our regular Storytime, Toddlertime and Baby Rhymetime from Monday 1 - Friday 5 September
Phone for Details:
Phone 9562 1821
Cost:
Free
Inclement Weather:
Indoors event


Event:
The Heart Foundation Spring Walkers Day
Date:
Sunday 7 September
Location:
Meet at Discovery Point Cafe at 9:45am
Time:
10am
Access for people with disabilities:
No
Information:
To celebrate the registration of Discovery Point with The Heart Foundation, Discovery Point and Connections Community Development are organising a Spring Walkers Day. You are invited to participate in a walk around Wolli Creek, led by the local coordinator to promote active and healthy lifstyles. Everyone is encouraged to stay after the walk and enjoy a FREE healthy muffin at the cafe.

This will be a great opportunity for all residents to get acquainted with the neighbourhood but you must register!
Phone for Details:
Phone: Sarah on 0477 002 473
Email: sarah.melody@connections.com.au
Cost:
Free
Inclement Weather:
N/A


Event:
Author Talk - Bronwyn Hope
Date:
Thursday 11 September
Location:
Rockdale Library, 448 Princes Highway, Rockdale
Time:
1pm
Access for people with disabilities:
Yes
Information:
On the eve of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, one author is raising funds for breast cancer research while inspiring readers of her new self-help memoir "The Breast is History". Light refreshments provided
Phone for Details:
Phone 9562 1821
Cost:
Free but bookings essential
Inclement Weather:
Indoors event


Event:
Rockdale Community Nursery Massive One Day Spring Sale
Date:
Saturday 13 September
Location:
41 Beach Street, Kogarah
Time:
9am-2pm
Access for people with disabilities:
Yes
Information:
The Rockdale Community Nursery is a joint partnership between Rockdale City Council and The Intellectual Disability Foundation of St George. It supplies quality plants at competitive prices and provide supported employment for people with intellectual disabilities

The Rockdale Community Nursery is having a massive one day Spring Sale*

20% off everything

Come and enjoy a walk through our beautiful nursery ground with staff on hand to assist you with your gardening needs

*Sale is for retail (no trade or commercial) customers only. Pick up on the day, no lay-bys. No other discount will apply
Phone for Details:
9553 7346
Cost:
N/A
Inclement Weather:
N/A


Event:
Hawthorne Street Bushcare Group
Date:
Second Saturday of the month (not January) - 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:
#LIVINGLANEWAYS - Outdoor Markets
Date:
Saturdays - 13 September, 25 October, 8 November
Thursday 4 December
Location:
King Lane and King Street Place, Rockdale
Time:
Saturday Market 10am-3pm
Thursday 4 December Market 3pm-8pm
Access for people with disabilities:
Yes
Information:
As part of the #Living Laneways program, Council has entered into a partnership with Now & Then Markets to establish a new series of monthly themed outdoor markets:

July (launch) - Handmade

August - Baby & Kids - there will also be free Child Restraint Checking - this service is fully booked

September - Spring

October - 2nd-hand/Vintage

November - Fashion

December - Christmas
Phone for Details:
Web: #LIVINGLANEWAYS
Cost:
Free
Inclement Weather:
N/A


Event:
On Ya Bike - Local Riders Day
Date:
Sunday 14 September
Location:
Peter Depena Reserve, Dolls Point
Time:
10:30am-1pm
Access for people with disabilities:
Yes
Information:
Come along to our annual Bike Week event - part of NSW Bike Week. Heaps to do for young and old!
  • A guided ride along a bicycle path will be held for adults and children 12 years and over
  • Featuring bicycle safety and Councils' cycleways presentations
  • Great prizes to be won!
  • Free healthy lunch - bring a picnic blanket
  • Beginners welcome - all bikes need to be in working order
  • Bookings essential for the guided ride and free lunch
Please bring your helmet, suncream, sunglasses and a drink bottle full of water
Phone for Details:
Kogarah's Road Safety Officer on 9330 9446
Rockdale's Road Safety Officer on 9562 1701
Web: NSW Bike Week
Cost:
Free but bookings essential for the guided ride and free lunch on the phone numbers listed above
Inclement Weather:
N/A


Event:
Learn, Grow, Build, Share: Energy Smart @ Home Workshop
Date:
Sunday 14 September
Location:
Campsie Library, 14-28 Amy Street, Campsie
Time:
2:30pm-4:30pm
Access for people with disabilities:
Yes
Information:
It's Sustainable House Day on 14 September so join us for this practical, hands-on workshop to learn how you can save energy at home. In this workshop, you will learn:

- What to look for in your bills
- How to reduce hot water costs and simple retrofit ideas
- Quick and easy tips for a more comfortable home in summer and winter
- Everything you need to know about low energy lighting
- Timers and sensors for saving energy

Got an energy question? Ask our expert at this workshop!

The 'Learn, Grow, Build, Share' series of environmental workshops and events is a collaboration between Rockdale City, Kogarah City and Canterbury City Councils
Phone for Details:
Madeline Hourihan on 9562 1663
Cost:
Free but bookings essential on Eventbrite - Energy Smart @ Home Workshop
Inclement Weather:
Indoors event


Event:
What's Your Retirement Number?
Date:
Thursday 18 September
Location:
Rockdale Library, 448 Princes Highway, Rockdale
Time:
6pm
Access for people with disabilities:
Yes
Information:
This financial planning workshop run by Brennan Flynn is for people who are considering retirement strategies to boost their retirement savings. Light refreshments provided
Phone for Details:
Phone 9562 1821
Cost:
Free but bookings essential
Inclement Weather:
Indoors event


Event:
Tennis Coaching
Date:
School holidays
Location:
Tennis Blast, 280 Princes Highway, Carss Park
Time:
Holiday camps 9:30-3:30pm
Access for people with disabilities:
No
Information:
Tennis coaching for children and adults. Full and half day camps during school holidays
Phone for Details:
Phone: 9546 8053
Web: www.tennisblast.com.au
Cost:
Holiday camps from $99
Inclement Weather:
N/A


Event:
Binnamittalong Gardens Bushcare Group (Bardwell Valley)
Date:
Third Saturday of the month (not January) - 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:
Dungeons & Dragons
Date:
Saturdays - 20 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+. Download this iCalendar file to your Smartphone to add session reminders
Phone for Details:
Phone Rockdale City Council on 9562 1821 for more information
Cost:
Free event, but bookings essential
Inclement Weather:
Indoors event


Event:
Spring Carnival
Date:
Sunday 21 September
Location:
Discovery Point Park
Time:
11am - 3pm
Access for people with disabilities:

Information:
There will be free rides and live music to enjoy plus a variety of food available to purchase.
Phone for Details:
Sarah on 0477 002 473 or sarah.melody@connections.com.au
Web: discoverypointcommunity.com.au
Cost:
Free
Inclement Weather:
Check on the day


Event:
FUNdamental Co-ed Multisport School Holiday Camp
Date:
Monday 22 September - Wednesday 24 September
Location:
Sydney Olympic Park
Time:
All day
Access for people with disabilities:
No
Information:
A 14 year -17 year old multisport holiday camp. Come to Sydney Olympic Park and try hockey, archery, swimming and trampolining
Phone for Details:
Rachel Miller on 9764 1911
Web: www.hockeynsw.com.au
Cost:
$500 stay over option
$350 day option
Inclement Weather:
Will run in all weather


Event:
Octopuses' Garden
Date:
Monday 22 September
Location:
Ramsgate Life Saving Club (on the beach opposite 277 The Grand Parade, Ramsgate)
Time:
10am-12pm
Access for people with disabilities:
Yes
Information:
In the Octopuses' Garden your kids will learn about and be able to hold some of our friendlier marine animals. After the Show and Tell they will create some of their own original marine creatures to take home with them. For ages 4 to 8
Phone for Details:
Madeline Hourihan on 9562 1663
Cost:
Free but bookings essential on Eventbrite - Octopuses' Garden
Inclement Weather:
Indoors event


Event:
Octopuses' Garden
Date:
Tuesday 23 September
Location:
Ramsgate Life Saving Club (on the beach opposite 277 The Grand Parade, Ramsgate)
Time:
10am-12pm
Access for people with disabilities:
Yes
Information:
In the Octopuses' Garden your kids will learn about and be able to hold some of our friendlier marine animals. After the Show and Tell they will create some of their own original marine creatures to take home with them. For ages 4 to 8
Phone for Details:
Madeline Hourihan on 9562 1663
Cost:
Free but bookings essential on Eventbrite - Octopuses' Garden
Inclement Weather:
Indoors event


Event:
Octopuses' Garden
Date:
Wednesday 24 September
Location:
Ramsgate Life Saving Club (on the beach opposite 277 The Grand Parade, Ramsgate)
Time:
10am-12pm
Access for people with disabilities:
Yes
Information:
In the Octopuses' Garden your kids will learn about and be able to hold some of our friendlier marine animals. After the Show and Tell they will create some of their own original marine creatures to take home with them. For ages 4 to 8
Phone for Details:
Madeline Hourihan on 9562 1663
Cost:
Free but bookings essential on Eventbrite - Octopuses' Garden
Inclement Weather:
Indoors event


Event:
Learn, Grow, Build, Share: Small Space Gardening
Date:
Wednesday 24 September
Location:
Riverwood Library, Corner of Belmore Road and Roosevelt Avenue, Riverwood
Time:
11am-1pm
Access for people with disabilities:
Yes
Information:
Have you ever wanted to grow your own herbs and vegetables but don't think you have enough space? Learn how to grow herbs and vegetables in pots with this workshop. Whether you are living in a unit or you only have a small court-yard … or you simply want to know how to grow plants successfully in confined or sun restricted areas, then this workshop is for you! Includes tips on getting the most out of your small garden through vertical planting.

Topics covered include:

- Types of pots
- Type of plants to suit pots
- Recommended potting mix
- Watering and fertilising
- Seasonal planting

* Each participant will also get to take home free vegetable and herb seedlings on the day

The 'Learn, Grow, Build, Share' series of environmental workshops and events is a collaboration between Rockdale City, Kogarah City and Canterbury City Councils
Phone for Details:
Madeline Hourihan on 9562 1663
Cost:
Free but bookings essential on Eventbrite - Small Space Gardening
Inclement Weather:
Indoors event


Event:
Rockdale Musical Society Presents Disney's High School Musical
Date:
Friday 26 September - Sunday 5 October (8 performances)
Location:
Rockdale Town Hall, 448 Princes Highway, Rockdale
Time:
2pm and 8pm (refer to website)
Access for people with disabilities:
Yes
Information:
High School Musical On Stage follows the antics of East High's most popular student and "the new girl" as they fall in love and discover they both have a secret passion for theatre. When they decide to audition for their high school musical, shock waves are sent through the gang, which turns East High as they know it, upside down!
Phone for Details:
Michele Lansdown
Mobile: 0409 921 149
Email: publicity@rockdalemusicalsociety.com
Web: www.rockdalemusicalsociety.com
Cost:
Adult $35 and child $25
Phone bookings: 0433 990 896
Web bookings: www.rockdalemusicalsociety.com
Inclement Weather:
Indoors event


Event:
Stotts Reserve Bushcare Group
Date:
Fourth Saturday of the month (not January) - 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


October 2014



Event:
Learn, Grow, Build, Share: Creative Cooking with Leftovers - Stir Fry and Summer Salads
Date:
Saturday 4 October
Location:
School of Arts, 10A Bowns Road (Corner of Queens Avenue), Kogarah
Time:
10am-1pm
Access for people with disabilities:
Yes
Information:
Want to be able to save up to $1,000 a year? Then start creatively cooking with leftovers. This workshop will devolve into how quick and easy it is to create new meals using what is already in the fridge.

Food waste makes up 42% of your general waste bin every week. That is a lot of good and editable food been thrown out every day. In this workshop you will be shown how easy it is to cook healthy and nutritious meals using leftovers. You will finish the workshop with practical hints and tips on using leftovers that could save your household up to $1,000 a year.

For further information on how to reduce your food waste visit www.lovefoodhatewaste.nsw.gov.au

The 'Learn, Grow, Build, Share' series of environmental workshops and events is a collaboration between Rockdale City, Kogarah City and Canterbury City Councils
Phone for Details:
Madeline Hourihan on 9562 1663
Cost:
Free but bookings essential on Eventbrite - Creative Cooking with Leftovers - Stir Fry and Summer Salads
Inclement Weather:
Indoors event


Event:
Learn, Grow, Build, Share: In a Pickle
Date:
Sunday 5 October
Location:
Coronation Hall, 23 Barden Street, Arncliffe
Time:
10am-12pm
Access for people with disabilities:
Yes
Information:
Before fridges, pickling and preserving were two of several ways to preserve produce for the months when there was little fresh food. Unfortunately our fridge dependency has meant many of us have lost these valuable skills. This workshop run by the folks from Cornersmith, will help you transform your own harvest or cheap seasonal fruit and vegies from the shops into tasty pickles and preserves. Everyone attending the workshop will make and take home their own jar of preserved seasonal food

The 'Learn, Grow, Build, Share' series of environmental workshops and events is a collaboration between Rockdale City, Kogarah City and Canterbury City Councils
Phone for Details:
Madeline Hourihan on 9562 1663
Cost:
Free but bookings essential on Eventbrite - In a Pickle
Inclement Weather:
Indoors event


Event:
Learn, Grow, Build, Share: In a Pickle
Date:
Sunday 5 October
Location:
Coronation Hall, 23 Barden Street, Arncliffe
Time:
12:30pm-2:30pm
Access for people with disabilities:
Yes
Information:
Before fridges, pickling and preserving were two of several ways to preserve produce for the months when there was little fresh food. Unfortunately our fridge dependency has meant many of us have lost these valuable skills. This workshop run by the folks from Cornersmith, will help you transform your own harvest or cheap seasonal fruit and vegies from the shops into tasty pickles and preserves. Everyone attending the workshop will make and take home their own jar of preserved seasonal food

The 'Learn, Grow, Build, Share' series of environmental workshops and events is a collaboration between Rockdale City, Kogarah City and Canterbury City Councils
Phone for Details:
Madeline Hourihan on 9562 1663
Cost:
Free but bookings essential on Eventbrite - In a Pickle
Inclement Weather:
Indoors event


Event:
Author Talk - Michael Browning
Date:
Thursday 9 October
Location:
Rockdale Library, 448 Princes Highway, Rockdale
Time:
6pm
Access for people with disabilities:
Yes
Information:
Michael Browning will introduce his book "Dog Eat Dog". A story of survival, struggle and triumph by the man who put AC/DC on the world stage and who has worked with some of the biggest bands in the Australian music industry. Light refreshments provided
Phone for Details:
Phone 9562 1821
Cost:
Free but bookings essential
Inclement Weather:
Indoors event


Event:
Learn, Grow, Build, Share: No Dig Gardening
Date:
Sunday 11 October
Location:
Rockdale Community Nursery, 41 Beach Street, Kogarah
Time:
10am-12pm
Access for people with disabilities:
Yes
Information:
Why get to work with heavy tools that require a lot of physical labour to create a vegie garden when you could let nature do the work for you? No Dig Gardening is an above ground gardening technique (invented here in Australia!) that uses layers of organic matter to create a garden bed without the need for digging. It is the perfect solution for tough or poor soils and can be created on virtually any surface, even over lawn or concrete. In this workshop you will learn all the theory behind no dog gardening and help construct a 'no dig garden bed' learning all the techniques you need to create your own full scale no dig garden at home

The 'Learn, Grow, Build, Share' series of environmental workshops and events is a collaboration between Rockdale City, Kogarah City and Canterbury City Councils
Phone for Details:
Madeline Hourihan on 9562 1663
Cost:
Free but bookings essential on Eventbrite - No Dig Gardening
Inclement Weather:
Check on the day


Event:
The Regals Musical Society Presents THE PRODUCERS
Date:
Friday 17 October - Saturday 25 October
Location:
Rockdale Town Hall, 448 Princes Highway, Rockdale
Time:
2pm and 8pm (refer to website)
Access for people with disabilities:
Yes
Information:
Bialystock and Bloom! Those names should strike terror and hysteria in anyone familiar with Mel Brooks' classic cult comedy film. Now as a big Broadway musical, THE PRODUCERS once again sets the standard for modern, outrageous, in-your-face humour. It is a truly "boffo" hit, winning a record twelve Tony Awards and wowing capacity crowds night after night
Phone for Details:
Web: www.theregals.com.au
Cost:
Adult $30 and $35
Web bookings: www.theregals.com.au
Inclement Weather:
Indoors event


Event:
Garage Sale Trail
Date:
Saturday 25 October
Location:
Rockdale City
Time:
All day
Access for people with disabilities:
Yes
Information:
Looking to de-clutter your life, buy someone else's treasures, help keep stuff out of landfill, fundraise for a cause, connect with your community, make some pocket money, teach your kids about commerce and sustainability…whoever you are, wherever you are, Garage Sale Trail is for YOU!
Phone for Details:
See Garage Sale Trail for more information and for details on how to register, take part in and find garage sales in your area
Cost:
Free
Inclement Weather:
N/A


November 2014



Event:
Learn, Grow, Build, Share - Bird Watcher's Breakfast
Date:
Saturday 1 November
Location:
Scott Park, Sans Souci
Time:
7:30am-9:30am
Access for people with disabilities:
No
Information:
Did you know that Botany Bay is the annual summer feeding ground for several species of migratory waders? These birds Godwits, Curlews, Sandpipers, Snipes and others fly thousands of kilometres from Siberia and Alaska and arrive exhausted and starving, to feed on the intertidal flats at Sans Souci and other areas around the Bay.

The Bird Watcher's Breakfast is timed for early early summer at a known feeding site so as to observe the birds soon after their arrival. Several local bird experts, including from the National Parks and Wildlife Service will be on hand to point out the various species and tell the amazing migration story of these birds.

To preview of the types birds we hope to see and meet two of our friendly bird experts have a look at this video filmed around Botany Bay.

We'll be meeting in the car park on the beach front across from Scott Park, Sans Souci. While we'll have a couple of scopes set up for viewing, you will have a much better experience if you can bring your own set of binoculars as well. You should also bring a hat, water, sunscreen and wear comfortable clothing and shoes appropriate for walking on the sand. Coffee, tea and a snack will be provided

The 'Learn, Grow, Build, Share' series of environmental workshops and events is a collaboration between Rockdale, Kogarah and Canterbury Councils
Phone for Details:
Madeline Hourihan on 9562 1663
Cost:
Free but bookings essential on Eventbrite - Bird Watcher's Breakfast
Inclement Weather:
In the event of wet weather, attendees will be informed via email 24 hours beforehand if the event is cancelled


Event:
Learn, Grow, Build, Share: How Does Your Vegie Garden Grow?
Date:
Saturday 29 November
Location:
Rockdale Community Nursery, 41 Beach Street, Kogarah
Time:
9:30am-1:30pm
Access for people with disabilities:
Yes
Information:
This half day workshop run by Ivana Stravs Ryde TAFE Horticulturalist, will see you on your way to create a bountiful vegie garden. We will look at how to grow from seeds, seed saving, crop selection, when to plant, when to harvest and how to save money by by using natural soil and pest management techniques. This is a great opportunity to learn from a professional horticulturalist with more than 20 years experience in the field

The 'Learn, Grow, Build, Share' series of environmental workshops and events is a collaboration between Rockdale City, Kogarah City and Canterbury City Councils
Phone for Details:
Madeline Hourihan on 9562 1663
Cost:
Free but bookings essential on Eventbrite - How Does Your Vegie Garden Grow?
Inclement Weather:
Check on the day


December 2014



Event:
Rockdale Around The Christmas Tree
Date:
Thursday 4 December
Location:
King Street Place, Rockdale
Time:
5:30pm-9:30pm
Access for people with disabilities:
Yes
Information:
Official Lighting of the Christmas Tree, Santa Meet & Greet, screening of a favourite Christmas movie, childrens' rides, face painting, Christmas craft and more
Phone for Details:
Council's Customer Service 9562 1666
Cost:
Free
Inclement Weather:
N/A


Event:
Carols by the Sea
Date:
Saturday 6 December
Location:
Lady Robinsons Beach, Brighton Le Sands
Time:
6pm-9pm
Access for people with disabilities:
Yes
Information:
This free event features the fabulous Monica Trapaga as host, Santa (of course), local community groups and carol singing. Come early and buy a sausage sandwich from the local Scouts. Glow candles also on sale
Phone for Details:
Council's Customer Service 9562 1666
Cost:
Free
Inclement Weather:
N/A


Event:
Learn, Grow, Build, Share: Bee Business
Date:
Saturday 13 December
Location:
Rockdale Community Nursery, 41 Beach Street, Kogarah
Time:
10am-1pm
Access for people with disabilities:
Yes
Information:
Dr Megan Halcroft has been studying bees and horticulture since 1998 and has been inspired to share her passion for bees of all kinds, with other people and increase community awareness of their importance in our lives. In this comprehensive workshop Megan will talk about:

- Bees' place in our environment
- How bees contribute to biodiversity in the ecosystem
- The economic importance of bees in our world
- The pollinator crisis worldwide
- How to identify some of the native bees in your own garden
- How to attract native bees into your garden
- How to conserve and provide habitat for native bees
- How to make native bee nests, from the basic to the beautiful

The 'Learn, Grow, Build, Share' series of environmental workshops and events is a collaboration between Rockdale City, Kogarah City and Canterbury City Councils
Phone for Details:
Madeline Hourihan on 9562 1663
Cost:
Free but bookings essential on Eventbrite - Bee Business
Inclement Weather:
Check on the day


January 2015



Event:
Australia Day on Botany Bay Foreshore
Date:
Monday 26 January
Location:
Peter 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 and Welcome to Country by Koomurri Australia. 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, entertainment by Peppermint Jam, an Aboriginal Corroboree and a drumming workshop with Soul Drumming
Phone for Details:
Council's Customer Service 9562 1666
Cost:
Free
Inclement Weather:
N/A


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