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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
 
2014: October | November | December
2015: January

October 2014



Event:
Pearls Girls Group
Date:
From Wednesday 15 October
Location:
YouthZone, 3 Bridges Youth Centre, 18 Treacy Street, Hurstville
Time:
3:30pm-5pm
Access for people with disabilities:
Yes
Information:
A four week group for teenage girls aged 14-18 years. A fun way to meet new friends and learn more about yourself  through art expression, music, journal writing and relaxation
Phone for Details:
Phone: 9580 8008 Janet
Web: www.3bridges.org.au (formerly known as Pole Depot)
Cost:
Free
Inclement Weather:
Indoors event


Event:
Free Triple P Positive Parenting Program
Date:
Every Thursday from Thursday 16 October - Thursday 13 November
Location:
Bexley Public School, 330/354 Forest Road, Bexley
Time:
9:30am-11:30am
Access for people with disabilities:
Yes
Information:
Seminar 1 (FREE)
The Power of Positive Parenting
Duration: 1 ½ hrs
Our hopes and dreams of being a parent, the tough part of parenting, creating safe, interesting environments, positive learning environments, assertive discipline, realistic expectations and taking care of yourself

Seminar 2 (FREE)
Raising Confident, Competent Children
Duration: 1 ½ hrs
Building for success, importance of respect and consideration, good communication, social and problem solving skills and encouraging independence

Seminar 3 (FREE)
Raising Resilient Children
Duration: 1 ½ hrs
Building emotional resilience, recognising, expressing and accepting feelings, positive outlook, coping skills, negative feelings and coping with stress

Course (FREE)
Duration: 2 hrs
Week 1: Positive Parenting
Week 2: Helping Children Develop
Week 3: Managing Misbehaviour
Week 4: High Risk Situations
Week 5: Future Focus

More info in this flyer
Phone for Details:
Phone: 9503 9900
Email: Arncliffe.Community@3bridges.org.au
Cost:
Free
Inclement Weather:
Indoors event


Event:
Kogarah Community Services Spring 2014 Programme
Date:
Various
Location:
Various
Time:
Various
Access for people with disabilities:
Yes
Information:
  • Wednesday 29 October - 10am-1pm @ The Salvos (432 West Botany Street, Rockdale): Dressing 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:
Girls Zone @ Arncliffe Library
Date:
Thursday 23 and 30 October
Location:
Arncliffe Library, 11 Firth Street, Arncliffe
Time:
3:30pm-5pm
Access for people with disabilities:
Yes
Information:
Activities for teenage girls aged 12-18 years
Phone for Details:
9562 1816
Cost:
Free but bookings essential
Inclement Weather:
Indoors event


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:
Tuning Into Teens
Date:
From Monday 20 October
Location:
YouthZone, 3 Bridges Youth Centre, 18 Treacy Street, Hurstville
Time:
6pm-8pm
Access for people with disabilities:
Yes
Information:
A six session weekly parenting program for parents of adolescents aged 12-18 years. Tuning Into Teens shows you how to help your teen develop emotional intelligence
Phone for Details:
Phone: 9580 8008 Traci or Athena
Web: www.3bridges.org.au (formerly known as Pole Depot)
Cost:
$60 per parent
Inclement Weather:
Indoors event


Event:
BIG Children's Book Sale
Date:
Friday 24 October and Saturday 25 October
Location:
Town Hall Meeting Room 2 (above the Rockdale Library), 448 Princes Highway, Rockdale
Time:
10am-4pm
Access for people with disabilities:
Yes
Information:
Rockdale City Library is closing to build a bigger and better library. Not all of the library's books can be moved to our branches so you're invited to a BIG book sale of pre-loved children's books.
Phone for Details:
9562 1821
Cost:
Free
Inclement Weather:
Indoors event


Event:
Stotts Reserve Bushcare Group
Date:
Fourth Saturday of the month (not January) - 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:
#LIVINGLANEWAYS - Outdoor Markets
Date:
Saturdays - 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:

25 October - 2nd-hand/Vintage - visit Council's Silent Charity Auction and bid for pre-loved items to help raise funds for the Sydney Dog and Cats Home
8 November - Fashion - the new fashionable thing to do is learn the ukulele. There will be 3 FREE workshops on the day 11:30am, 12:30pm and 1.30pm. To pre-book, please call 9562 1871. There are only 6 spaces per workshop
4 December - Christmas

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


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


Event:
Discover Sailing Day
Date:
Sunday 26 October
Location:
Botany Bay Yacht Club, 44 Endeavour Street, Sans Souci
Time:
10am-4pm
Access for people with disabilities:
No
Information:
Come and try sailing. You will go out for a short sail on a keel boat with an experienced sailor. Have a look around Botany Bay yacht Club and find out about sailing activities and courses available.

Discover Sailing Day is free to attend and all boats and safety equipment is provided by the club. ll you need to bring is clothes and shoes and don’t mind getting wet, sun screen and a hat. Shoes with non-marking soles preferred.

Allow about 1.5-2 hours to get out on the water
Phone for Details:
Phone: Grant Ballantyne 5929 6152
Email: bbyc@bbyc.com.au
Web: www.bbyc.com.au to register online
Cost:
Free
Inclement Weather:
Waterproof wear


Event:
Breakfast Torque
Date:
Sunday 26 October
Location:
Waratah Oval, Rawson Avenue, Loftus (new location!)
Time:
8am-12 noon
Access for people with disabilities:
Yes
Information:
Annual motorcycle riders event in collaboration with Sutherland Shire and Kogarah City Councils. Lots to do with a free breakfast for riders until 10am
Phone for Details:
Phone: Council's Road Safety Officer on 9562 1701
Facebook: Breakfast Torque
Cost:
Free
Inclement Weather:
To be advised


Event:
Grandparents' Mornings at the Library
Date:
Various
Location:
Rockdale City Branch Libraries
Time:
11am-12noon
Access for people with disabilities:
Yes
Information:
Calling all grandpas and grandmas to join us for special storytimes celebrating grandparents (Grandparents Day being Sunday 26 October). There will also be face painting and morning tea

Friday 31 October @ Arncliffe Library
Wednesday 12 November @ Bexley Library
Phone for Details:
9562 1821 - no bookings necessary
Cost:
Free
Inclement Weather:
Indoor event


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:
Multicultural Fete
Date:
Saturday 1 November
Location:
St Joseph's Catholic Primary School, Watkins Street, Rockdale
Time:
10am-4pm
Access for people with disabilities:
Yes
Information:
Fun rides, international food stalls, chocolate wheels, arts and craft and more
Phone for Details:
Facebook
Cost:
Free
Inclement Weather:
To be advised


Event:
(nearly) Everything
Date:
First Thursday of the month: 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: 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:
Hawthorne Street Bushcare Group
Date:
Second Saturday of the month (not January) - 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:
Residents' Voice - Community Consultation Day
Date:
Tuesday 11 November
Location:
 Parkview Bowling Club, Percival Street, Penshurst
Time:
10:30am-12:30pm
Access for people with disabilities:
Yes
Information:
3Bridges Community is holding a community consultation for residents to drop in and share their ideas. Have your say about what you think we need, learn about our recently merged organization and play barefoot bowls. A healthy lunch will provided
Phone for Details:
Phone: 9580 0688
Web: www.3bridges.org.au
Cost:
Free but please RSVP for catering purposes
Inclement Weather:
Indoors event


Event:
Author Talk - Rob Mundle
Date:
Tuesday 11 November
Location:
Council Chambers, 1st Floor, Rockdale Town Hall, 448 Princes Highway, Rockdale
Time:
6pm
Access for people with disabilities:
Yes
Information:
Rob Mundle's book "First Fleet" tells the extraordinary story of the Eighteenth Century convoy of eleven ships that left England for the "lands beyond the seas". Light refreshments provided
Phone for Details:
Phone 9562 1821
Cost:
Free but bookings essential
Inclement Weather:
Indoors event


Event:
Residents Voice - Community Consultation Day
Date:
Thursday 13 November
Location:
 Arncliffe Seniors Hall, Cnr. Barden Street and Stanley Street, Arncliffe
Time:
10:30am-12:30pm
Access for people with disabilities:
Yes
Information:
Have your say about what you think we need and how Arncliffe Community Centre might be able to meet those needs. Lunch will provided
Phone for Details:
Phone: 9503 9900
Web: www.3bridges.org.au
Cost:
Free
Inclement Weather:
Indoors event


Event:
Binnamittalong Gardens Bushcare Group (Bardwell Valley)
Date:
Third Saturday of the month (not January) - 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 - 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:
Laneway Learning Classes
Date:
Tuesday 18 November
Location:
Swallow Coffee Traders, Tramway Arcade, Rockdale (next to Rockdale Station)
Time:
7pm
Access for people with disabilities:
Yes
Information:
Laneway Learning will be running fun, cheap and quirky classes in all kinds of topics starting with Wine Tasting for Rookies and Acting for Everyone
Phone for Details:
Email: sydney.lanewaylearning@gmail.com
Web: www.lanewaylearning.com
Cost:
$14-$26 (course dependent)
Inclement Weather:
Indoors event


Event:
Parenting Seminar - Safe Celebrating For Teens
Date:
Wednesday 19 November
Location:
Jubilee Community Rooms, Level 2, Jubilee Oval, Entrance off Jubilee Ave, Carlton
Time:
6pm-8pm
Access for people with disabilities:
Yes
Information:
A free parenting seminar in partnership with the Community Drug Action Team (CDAT) focusing on safe celebrating for teenagers. The seminar will feature the following three presentations:

- Ngaio Chandler; providing practical information about alcohol and other drug use and the effects
- John Dangas; establishing a dialogue and negotiating with your young person
- Senior Constable Peter Hughes; navigating social media and on how teens use it

Light dinner will be provided
Phone for Details:
Phone: 9330 9455
Email: youth@kogarah.nsw.gov.au
Cost:
Free, but booking is essential on the contact details above
Inclement Weather:
Indoors event


Event:
Author Talk - Jonathan King
Date:
Thursday 20 November
Location:
Council Chambers, 1st Floor, Rockdale Town Hall, 448 Princes Highway, Rockdale
Time:
6pm
Access for people with disabilities:
Yes
Information:
Jonathan King's book "Gallipoli Diaries" tells the Gallipoli story day by day using the words of the diggers, drivers, soldiers and war correspondents at the front line. Light refreshments provided
Phone for Details:
Phone 9562 1821
Cost:
Free but bookings essential
Inclement Weather:
Indoors event


Event:
Carols by Candlelight
Date:
Saturday 22 November
Location:
Kingsgrove Memorial Reserve, Brocklehurst Lane, Kingsgrove
Time:
6pm
Access for people with disabilities:
Yes
Information:
Kingsgrove RSL Club Children's Christmas Party and Carols by Candlelight show featuring Andy Jones and the Funky Monkey
Phone for Details:
Phone 9336 1500
Cost:
Free
Inclement Weather:
Indoors event at Kingsgrove RSL Club


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 the favourite Christmas movie Snow Dogs, childrens' rides, face painting, Christmas craft and more including the #LIVINGLANEWAYS Market
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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