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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
 
2016: June | July | August | September

June 2016



Event:
How to Vote in the Upcoming Federal Election
Date:
Thursday 23 June
Location:
For Arabic Speakers: Thursday 23 June - St Marks Coptic Church Hall, 72 Woollongong Road, Arncliffe
Time:
Arabic Session: 11am-12pm
Access for people with disabilities:
Yes
Information:
Rockdale City Library will be running information sessions on how to vote in the upcoming federal election. These information sessions aim to help the participants from Arabic speaking backgrounds on how to fill in the ballot papers correctly to make sure that their votes are valid and counted. Morning tea and refreshments will be provided.
Phone for Details:
Arabic Session: 9597 5455 or email suzies@advancediversity.org.au
Cost:
Free
Inclement Weather:
Indoors events


Event:
ComDiab: Diabetes Education For You
Date:
Thursdays - 23 June and 30 June
Location:
Level 3, 15 Kensington Street, Kogarah
Time:
1pm-3pm
Access for people with disabilities:
Yes
Information:
ComDiab is a free community diabetes education program. Trained registered nurses accredited with Diabetes NSW will inform you about Type 2 diabetes self-management and care. If you have Type 2 diabetes (not treated with insulin) we warmly invite you to attend. No GP referral necessary
Phone for Details:
Phone 1300 427 603 to register
Cost:
Free but bookings essential
Inclement Weather:
N/A


Event:
Stotts Reserve Bushcare Group
Date:
Fourth Saturday of the month - 25 June, 23 July, 27 August, 24 September, 22 October, 26 November, 24 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:
Place Outcomes Unit on 9562 1703 or rbuzio@rockdale.nsw.gov.au
Cost:
Free
Inclement Weather:
Postponed to following month


Event:
Wild Things: Native Plant Seed Propagation and Potting Up Workshop
Date:
Saturday 25 June
Location:
Rockdale Community Nursery, 41 Beach Street, Kogarah
Time:
10am-12pm
Access for people with disabilities:
Yes
Information:
Council volunteers have been collecting and propagating seed from local bushland over the last couple of months and now it is time to pot up some of the seedlings and sow some more seed.

If you're interested in learning how to propagate plants from seed, that will be used to restore and maintain our local environment, please come along to this relaxed, hands on workshop.

Once they have grown the plants will be given away to residents to create native habitat in backyards, including your own! No experience is necessary, just a hat!.

Registration to attend is essential on Eventbrite - Wild Things: Native plant seed propagation and potting up 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:
Dungeons & Dragons
Date:
Saturdays - 25 June, 23 July, 13 August, 17 September, 22 October, 19 November, 17 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


July 2016



Event:
Wild Things: Creating Backyard Habitat for Wildlife
Date:
Saturday 2 July
Location:
Pindari Room, Rockdale Town Hall, 448 Princes Highway, Rockdale
Time:
10:30am-12pm
Access for people with disabilities:
Yes
Information:
Did you know that there are potentially more types of lizard in your backyard than are found in the whole of the United Kingdom?

Come along and hear Sandra from Sydney Wildlife talk about the amazing range of critters that may be living in your backyard and how to create habitat for them with particular reference to creating homes for lizards. Besides just being all round great animals, lizards are fantastic because they keep down some of our more unloved backyard dwellers, such as snails and cockroaches.

Sandra will have a few backyard 'friends' for you to meet and there will be the chance to win some lizardy prizes.

Registration to attend is essential on Eventbrite - Wild Things: Creating backyard habitat for native fauna 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:
Amazing Indigenous Australia! School Holiday Activities For Primary School-Aged Children
Date:
Various sessions from Monday 4 July (see flyer)
Location:
City branch libraries (see flyer)
Time:
Various (see flyer)
Access for people with disabilities:
Yes
Information:
Various (see flyer) - bookings open on Monday 20 June
Phone for Details:
Phone the local branch library as per flyer
Cost:
Free, but online bookings are essential
Inclement Weather:
Indoors events


Event:
NAIDOC WEEK - Special Event: Sean Choolburra - Live Show
Date:
Wednesday 6 July
Location:
Level 1, Rockdale Town Hall, 448 Princes Highway, Rockdale
Time:
2pm-3pm
Access for people with disabilities:
Yes
Information:
Sean Choolburra is one of Australia's most loved and acclaimed indigenous performers. Join us for Sean's exciting and funny live show. Stories - painting - dance - fire creation - didgeridoo playing are all part of his hugely entertaining performance. This is a school holiday activity for primary school students and their families
Phone for Details:
Phone: 9562 1821
Cost:
Free, but online bookings are essential
Inclement Weather:
Indoors event


Event:
Lambert Road Reserve Bushcare Group (Bardwell Park)
Date:
Second Friday of the month - 8 July, 12 August, 9 September, 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 rbuzio@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) - 9 July, 13 August, 10 September, 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 rbuzio@rockdale.nsw.gov.au
Cost:
Free
Inclement Weather:
Postponed to following month


Event:
Book Launch: History of Moorfield Racecourse 1888-1951 (Kogarah) by Anne Field
Date:
Thursday 14 July
Location:
James Cook Boys Technology High School, Princes Highway, Kogarah
Time:
2pm
Access for people with disabilities:
Yes
Information:
Anne Field will launch her long awaited book on The History of Moorefield Racecourse 1888-1951 (Kogarah) and this date is the 65th anniversary of the last race run at Moorefield Racecourse.
Phone for Details:
Please RSVP by emailing ko77582@bigpond.net.au by Friday 1 July
Cost:
Free
Inclement Weather:
N/A


Event:
Binnamittalong Gardens Bushcare Group
Date:
Third Saturday of the month (not January) - 16 July, 20 August, 17 September, 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 rbuzio@rockdale.nsw.gov.au
Cost:
Free
Inclement Weather:
Postponed to following month


Event:
National Tree Day
Date:
Sunday 31 July
Location:
Scarborough Park, Civic Avenue, Monterey
Time:
9am-12pm
Access for people with disabilities:
No
Information:
Come along and plant a few trees with the family on Sunday 31 July at Scarborough Park. The National Tree Day planting will add a much needed native understorey to this important section of Rockdale's wetland and wildlife corridor, that will increase habitat for native fauna. The planting will be followed by a sausage sizzle and lamingtons!

The planting site is adjacent adjacent to the ponds roughly opposite 29 Civic Avenue, in the bushland. You will need to walk past the dog park and follow the path in. There will be signs to guide you.
Phone for Details:
Place 9562 1703 or visit treeday.planetark.org
Cost:
Free
Inclement Weather:
Check closer to day


August 2016



Event:
Free Child Restraint Fitting/Checks
Date:
Tuesdays - 2 August, 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:
Free Workshop for Supervisors of Learner Drivers
Date:
Mondays - 8 August, 20 March 2017
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


Event:
Wild Things: Wildlife Rescue
Date:
Saturday 20 August
Location:
Pindari Room, Rockdale Town Hall, 448 Princes Highway, Rockdale
Time:
10:30am-12pm
Access for people with disabilities:
Yes
Information:
WIRES (NSW Wildlife Information, Rescue and Education Service Inc.) has been rescuing and caring for native animals since 1985. At this talk Anne from WIRES will talk about the many types of animals that are found in our urban areas, how you can help them survive and some heart warming stories of the many animals they have rescued and helped over the years.

Registration to attend is essential on Eventbrite - Wild Things: Wildlife Rescue 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


September 2016



Event:
Wild Things: Meet the Bats!
Date:
Saturday 3 September
Location:
Syd Frost Memorial Hall, 7 Hawthorne Street, Ramsgate
Time:
5pm-7:30pm
Access for people with disabilities:
Yes
Information:
Have you ever heard of microbats? Did you know that they are living right here in Rockdale? They could even be living in your backyard! Join bat experts Sandra and Narawan for a talk about our amazing Australian bats and meet a real Grey Headed Flying Fox. Following the talk we will take a walk through the Hawthorne Street Natural Area, with a bat detector to 'hear' and if you are quick enough, see the microbats.

To help support our local micro bats and create much needed habitat, you will also have the opportunity to take home your very own microbat nest box to install in your backyard!

To maximise the possibility of seeing and hearing bats, this event will be held at dusk. Please bring a head torch or hand torch and wear mosquito repellent, suitable footwear and clothing. Tea, coffee and biscuits provided.

Registration to attend is essential on Eventbrite - Wild Things: Meet the Bats! 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


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