November 11 - 17, 2018: Issue 383

The Golden Age of Piano with concert pianist Christopher Malek

Christopher Malek, one of the finest international concert pianists of his generation, will continue the grand tradition of piano music when he performs a recital The Golden Age of Piano, for Wyvern Music Forestville on Sunday 11 November at 4pm at OLGC Catholic Church. Renowned for the poetic quality of his interpretation and extraordinary virtuosity, he will perform piano classics by Mozart, Schubert, Chopin and Liszt.

Christopher graduated with highest distinction for extraordinary artistic achievements from a special talents music high school in Warsaw, Poland. He continued his studies at Chopin Academy of Music in Warsaw, Australian Institute of Music in Sydney, and Vancouver Academy of Music.

A top prizewinner at many competitions, Chris won his first national contest at an early age of 10, which was followed by his debut with an orchestra. He received First Prize and Gold Medal at the Chopin Competition in Australia, First Prize at the International Competition in Poland, Second Prize at the International Chopin Competition in Europe, to name a few.

Since his early successes, Christopher Malek continues to travel and perform around the world, music has taken him to nearly thirty countries in Europe, North America, Asia and Australia. He made a number of archive recordings for radio and television, released CDs and DVDs and played the title role of Frederic Chopin in a film about the composer.

In recognition of his achievements he was awarded a number of government awards, most notably a Distinguished Talent Permanent Residency of Australia.

Event: The Golden Age of Piano with concert pianist Christopher Malek 
Date and Time: Sunday 11th November at 4:00pm
Venue: Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church, 9 Currie Rd, Forestville 
Entry Fee: Full:  $25 Concession: $20 Students: $15 Children under 16 Free
Enquiries: Wyvern Music Forestville Tel: 9416 5234

Port Tasting for Soibada!

Hosted by Pittwater Friends Of Soibada
Friday, November 30, 2018 at 7 PM – 11 PM
Avalon Beach RSL Club
1 Bowling Green Lane, Avalon
Tickets · $50 ;

Come and enjoy a selection of Port Wines and cheese platters whilst helping to raise funds for education in Soibada Timor Leste! It will be a great opportunity to hear an overview of developments in the village this year and kick start the Christmas Season!

One Eighty - Art Therapy Exhibition 2018

Thursday, December 6, 2018 at 3 PM – 9 PM
Avalon Beach Surf Life Saving Club
Barrenjoey Road, Avalon, New South Wales, Australia 2107

One Eighty invites you to our second annual ART THERAPY EXHIBITION!!

One Eighty was established to help foster conversations around youth mental health and suicide within our community. Our initiative was born from a frustration at the lacking visibility and accessibility of mental health care in our area. And from the anger at loosing too many friends to mental illness.

Join us for an afternoon of art, live music, food & drink!

We are excited to have so many awesome young local artists in the exhibition. Come and check out works by:

Louis Wayling, Tasmin Witkamp, Lucinda Jones, Guy Williment, Madi Luschwitz, Gemma Rasdall, Hunter Key, Billy Bain, Imogen Murray, Jess Zinga, Zak Grant, Elle Brown, Hailey Robertson, Jessica Middleton, Natasha Burbury, Max Marvel, Sam Kerr, Nick Bentley, and Genevieve McConnell.

Live music from 5:30pm - featuring Lady King & MARVEL

There will be a raffle & all proceeds raised will fund early intervention and suicide prevention programs on the Northern Beaches.

Artwork: Louis Wayling

Carols by the Lake 

Saturday 22nd December 2018.
Lakeside Park, North Narrabeen.

A Visual Feast! Two artists and a chef.

Juliet Holmes a Court (Scotland Island) and Ruth Levine produce art inspired by their culinary muse – Chef James Viles of Biota.
“Why, we are asked, set a challenge like this, landscapes off a plate, and sculptures from a meal? The answer is, and it’s another thing in common with nature,.... to grow”.

They are artists who are fed by nature, its shapes, its colours, its textures.  Using the fascinating culinary work of local chef, Biota's James Viles, has been a step into a selection of nature’s offerings that they wouldn’t have found on their own.
The meals so artfully aimed at palette, nostril and eye, presented to Juliet's painter’s palette, colour combinations and shapes both new and stimulating. 

Ruth’s sculptural vessels sought the key to James’ inspiration, which is, the basic ingredient - from the lineal texture of the mushroom, the irregular roughness of charcoal, to the tea like banding of mussels. James’ nose to tail cooking philosophy, along with the idea of gathering from his immediate environment, is paralleled in her design practice of recycling and foraging from her environment.

This body of work is visually and touch textural, the perfection of nature, represented in all its imperfection, a foil against an offshore, machine mass made age.
The exhibition will be opened at 11am on Sunday 23 September by special guest John Newton, freelance writer, journalist, novelist, teacher.

The exhibition will run from 23 September to 18 November. Well worth a visit if you're in the Southern Highlands

Newport Beach Festival 2018

Sunday, November 25, 2018 at 9 AM – 5 PM
Newport Beach Festival has been running since 1972, one of, if not the longest running community festival in Sydney.

The event is located in Newport, Bert Payne Reserve and the surrounding streets of the suburb.

This Year's Features:
Over 200 market stalls, including sales at local shops and the cream of the crop of stallholders from across Sydney and the state. THREE Stages with LIVE music and performances... Jumping castles, the water slide (back by popular demand), pony rides... Huge discounts at local Newport shops... a visit from Santa Claus....International food vendors... with much more to be announced!

4 Pines Brewery Newport will be providing up-cycled malt bags from the brewery to store the trash and keep it from our shores. 

Do you get a beer? 
Absolutely! 4 Pines will hand out tokens to participants which will be redeemable for a fresh cold beer back at Public House. 

Long Reef Guided Reef Walks

Please find below the 2017 – 2018 timetable for guided walks of Long Reef Aquatic Reserve.

If you’d like to join us on a walk please contact me a couple of weeks before the walk date to make a booking. FREE GUIDED WALKS of Long Reef Aquatic Reserve with NSW Department of Industry & Investment Fishcare Volunteers will be held on the following date:

Dates for 2018
Sunday 9 September 2018     12:30pm – 2:30pm
Sunday 7 October 2018          12:30pm – 2:30pm
Sunday 4 November 2018      11:30am – 1:30pm
Sunday 9 December 2018        4:00pm – 6:00pm

Dates for 2019
Sunday 6 January 2019         3:00pm – 5:00pm
Sunday 20 January 2019       2:00pm – 4:00pm
Sunday 17 February 2019     1:00pm – 3:00pm
Sunday 17 March 2019          11:30am – 1:30pm
Sunday 7 April 2019               2:30pm  – 4:30pm

Walks are held subject to weather conditions

Bookings are preferred.
Please email Wendy to book:

Pittwater Camera Club - 


November 5 Presentation
November 19 AGM Annual General Meeting

December 3 Competition Images of the Year

Our meetings commence at 7.15 pm for a 7.30 pm start. To find out more, please visit our Website:

All Meetings are 7.45 for 8pm - 10pm- The Auditorium: Pittwater RSL Club,  Mona Vale Road, Mona Vale 2103 - Family, friends and visitors are all welcome. Proudly Sponsored by Pittwater RSL Club


Green Team Beach Cleans 2018!

Hosted by The Green Team
The Green Team is back for 2018! 

It has been estimated that we will have more plastic than fish in the ocean by 2050...These beach cleans are aimed at reducing the vast amounts of plastic from entering our oceans before they harm marine life. 

Anyone and everyone is welcome! If you would like to come along, please bring a bucket, gloves and hat. Kids of all ages are also welcome! 

We will meet in front of the surf club. 
Hope to see you there!

The Green Team is a Youth-run, volunteer-based environment initiative from Avalon, Sydney. Keeping our area green and clean.

Newport Bowling Club Introduces Barefoot Bowling

Newport Bowling Club Breakfast Bowling.  
Sunday mornings 9.00 to 12.00.  
$10 includes an egg and bacon roll.

Beginners welcome, bowls are supplied.  Club is also available for barefoot and corporate bowls.
Palm Road, Newport.
For further information, call 9999 1661 or 0402 126 109

The Newport Bowling Club is situated on the beautiful Barrenjoey Peninsula, the most northerly point of the Northern Beaches area of Sydney, Australia. The Club is located on the corner of Barrenjoey and Palm Roads, Newport. Visitors are very welcome, whether local, from within the state, interstate or overseas.

Find out more by visiting:

Barrenjoey Lighthouse Tours

Every Sunday, throughout the day, from 11am to 3pm

Tours take approx 30 mins. Phone 9472 9300 on the day to check tours are going ahead. Meeting place: Meet at the top (steep and hard 20-minute walk on uneven ground) at the keeper's cottage. Cost: $5 adults, $2 children.

Modus Operandi Brewing Co.

14 Harkeith Street
Mona Vale
Ph: 8407 9864


Free entry Tues-Sun 10am - 5pm Visit:

Avalon Computer Pals for Seniors

AVPALS is a volunteer organisation dedicated to helping seniors improve their computer skills. Started in 2000 it now has 20+ trainers and many hundreds of students. At a really low cost (about $30 a school term) they can provide one-to-one training on most matters connected with computing and related technologies like mobile phones and digital cameras. From the smallest problem (how to hold the mouse!) to much more serious matters, there is a trainer who can help.

The training rooms are under the Catholic Church in Avalon and training is conducted Monday to Friday from 9am to 4pm. For more information visit AVPALS web site or phone 02 8064 3574

Keep up to date on our Facebook page 

Sydney Northern Beaches Woodturners Inc

Sydney Northern Beaches Woodturners - Monthly Demonstration - Wood Turning Demonstration on the third Sunday of the month: 9am-2pm

The aim of our group is to bring together people who are interested in woodturning and to assist new members to participate in the craft of woodturning. At the same time we aim to socialise and have fun. We are active in supporting local community groups and charities. We make cash donations as well as donations of toys and equipment made by our members.  Come and see us at the Narrabeen RSL Club, Nareen Pde, North Narrabeen. Workshop Open every Tuesday, Friday and Saturday between 9 am and 12 noon. 

Cost: $5 for insurance & a cuppa (If you want to join there is a $25 yearly subscription fee). Contact: Jack Butler on 9999 4290 or email: . Website:

Remembrance Day 2018

Remembrance Day was formerly known as Armistice Day and commemorates the cease-fire at the end of World War I. The First World War ended on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month 1918. On the 11th day of the 11th month at 11 a.m., one minute's silence is observed, to reflect on the loss and suffering caused by all wars. 

2018 Services 
Pittwater RSL Sub Branch
This Remembrance Day commemorates 100 years since Armistice. Please join us at the lower Cenotaph at the club. Sub Branch Members will March on Parade at 10.40 hours.

Avalon Beach RSL Sub Branch
Commences 10.40 hours at Avalon Beach RSL Cenotpah

Palm Beach RSL
Commences 10.40 hours at Palm Beach RSL Cenotpah

Remembrance Day Memorial Service – Manly
Sunday 11 November
Manly War Memorial, The Corso
Service commences at 10.45am

Song For Grace By Ted Egan Sung By Nerys Evans

My mother, Grace Brennan, had three brothers who volunteered to join the Australian Light Horse in 1914. Jack Brennan was killed at Gallipoli, Bob Brennan served three years straight in the horror of the Western Front. Martin Brennan went to the Middle East after Gallipoli, engaged in many conflicts, was briefly a prisoner of war, escaped, rejoined his regiment. I wrote my Song for Grace to record, word for word, the story my mother told me when I was twelve. She was the most anti-war person I have ever known.
Ted Egan

NB: This song will be part of the Commemorative Service being conducted at Pittwater RSL Cenotaph and will be sung by Soprano Anna Gebels.

Hosted by Newport Surf Life Saving Club
Friday, November 23, 2018 at 7 AM – 4 PM
Mona Vale Golf Club
3 Golf Avenue, Mona Vale, New South Wales, Australia 2103
Tickets · $150 - $80 at
Come and join us for a 'Day on the Greens' Friday 23 November 2018 to raise money for the club.

$150 Incl. Includes Brekky, 4 Ball Ambrose over 18 holes, Coffee, Tea and Sportsmans Lunch.
$80 Incl. Sportsmans Lunch, coffee and tea.

Friday 23 November 2018
Golf 7am check in and brekky for a 7:30am shotgun tee off.
Sportsmans lunch 12pm arrival.

THE SENTIMENTAL BLOKE With The Volantinsky Quartet

Avalon Bowling Club
4 Bowling Green Lane
Avalon Beach
Sat. 17 November 2018
7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Hosted by Bill Leimbach

THE SENTIMENTAL BLOKE was first screened 100 years ago this coming November. It is regarded as the supreme achievement of Australia’s Silent Film era. The heartfelt, sympathetic storytelling, its mixture of comedy with realistic Woolloomooloo backgrounds, and its Australian box office success played a major role in defining Australian national character on screen. The film is an adaptation of C.J. Dennis’ much-loved poem about an ex-convict who experiences the love of a good woman for the first time.

This newly restored copy will be presented with a live 100 minute musical accompaniment, composed and performed by The Volatinsky Quartet. The Quartet composed the music for this silent film, whose original score has long been lost. They play an exotic combination of instruments, with Russian-trained Lucy Voronov (cimbalom & hammer-dulcimer), impro-cellist Anatoli Torjinski (from Odessa), Kiev-trained mandolin/guitarist Stephen Lalor and master percussionist Jess Ciampa - all laced with the flavours of Russia, the Balkans and Australian quirky classics. They have been a headline act at WomAdelaide, Woodford and Fairbridge Festivals & their music is often heard on ABC FM.

The 100 minute film was directed by the famous Raymond Longford and the cast features the love of his life Lottie Lyell. It was lost for decades until found in a vault at New York’s Eastman Kodak, filed mistakenly as THE SENTIMENTAL BLONDE.

One of the prints made from the new negative was screened to renewed enthusiasm at the 1955 Sydney Film Festival, and its director Raymond Longford was discovered to be still alive, working as a nightwatchmen on the Sydney waterfront. The National Film and Sound Archive have allowed us this copy to celebrate its 100th anniversary.

Avalon resident, Film Producer Bill Leimbach, will introduce the film and tell some of the story behind the making of this landmark collaboration of Raymond Longford & Lottie Lyell. The film transformed Lottie into Australia's first international film star. But she also contributed to the screenplay, art direction, editing and production. The British press called their film, "The best that has been made in Australia".

Lyell and Longford went on to form a very influential and pioneering partnership, making two or three films a year - half hour pieces, totally silent. They started a relationship but Longford could not marry her as his wife Melena would not give him a divorce until 1926 – the year after Lottie Lyell died – at the age of 35.

Today the couple are remembered with a most prestigious award named in their honour, the LONGFORD LYELL AWARD - the Australian film industry's highest accolade for an individual for their "unwavering commitment over many years to excellence in the film and television industries and has, through their body of work, contributed substantially to the enrichment of Australian screen culture". Since the introduction of the award by the AFI in 1968, winners have included Peter Weir, Tim Burstall, Bud Tingwall, David Stratton, George Miller, Phillip Adams, Phillip Noyce, Jack Thompson, Geoffrey Rush and Cate Blanchett.

Avalon Bowling Club will come alive with The Volantinski Quartet on stage accompanying the 100th anniversary of the film, playing to 150 lovers of film, history and exotic music.

Leimbach said, “I saw this SENTIMENTAL BLOKE accompanied by the QUARTET at a film festival in Queensland earlier this year. Everyone had such a wonderful festive night. I approached the Quartet to ask if they could come down to NSW and do the same. They answered excitedly, they would love to - they live in Elanora Heights!"

Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity. There will be food, bar drinks and plenty of fun as we laugh and cry and dance in the memory of this great Australian achievement.

The Swinging Sixties Show at Palm Beach Golf Club

Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 8 PM – 11 PM
Palm Beach Golf Club
2 Beach Road, Palm Beach
Tickets: $30 

Since 1987, The Swinging Sixties have been recreating the sounds, fun and excitement of groups such as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Kinks, The Monkees and The Easybeats, as well as divas such as Cilla Black, Dusty Springfield and Lulu. Dressed in tailor made 60’s suits with all the accoutrements and armed with Rickenbacker and Gretsch guitars and Vox amps to reproduce magic sounds, this entertaining and authentic group delivers nothing less than the sheer excitement that was prevalent at live shows of the era. A night with The Swinging Sixties appeals to audiences of all ages from Generation Y through to the Baby Boomers.

The Whitlams | Narrabeen RSL
Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 8 PM – 11 PM
116 Nareen Pde, North Narrabeen NSW 2101, Australia

Narrabeen Lakes Christmas Light Paddle

December 22nd: 7.30 pm
Time is approaching to make plans for the third annual Christmas lights paddle on Narrabeen Lakes. This is a fun and spectacular night for all who would like to join by decorating their kayaks/ canoes/ tinnies and SUP’s with Christmas lights and joining us on the water at sundown to enjoy the lakeside carols and fireworks from the water. Help spread the word by telling your friends and sharing the event.

$25 Pittwater Lunch & Cruise Group Summer Special
- Available Monday - Sunday
- Groups of 10+

Venture out on Pittwater this summer aboard Fantasea ferries and explore all of the beautiful locations this part of the world has to offer, then return back to Club Palm Beach for a delicious home-made meal prepared by our chefs.

This special includes the cruise with Fantasea and all meals delivered to your to your table so you are able to relax with friends & family.

Bookings essential. Please phone (02)9974 5566 or email

Noah’s Dog Walking Service

Having trouble finding time to walk your dog?
Wish that someone else would just do it for you?

Well from now on there is that option. I am a 14 year old boy living in Avalon with experience in handling all types of dogs. As a dog owner myself I can assure you that your dog will be walked to the best of standards. $10 per hour.

Contact me with:
Phone: 0405 130 785
Can work in: Avalon, Palm Beach, Newport

So give your dog a walk without hassle.

Ingleside Rider's Group

Instead of watching, why don't you come and join us? We have mid year membership for just $70 - this gives you access to free club events we hold, priority bookings for our clinics, reduced rates for all events and... you get to join a 'members only (closed) group.' PLUS! access to the grounds whenever takes your fancy!
What's not to like!

Find out more at: inglesideriders.

Katchafire at Narrabeen RSL - Aus 2018
Saturday November 10, 2018

KATCHAFIRE have announced 2018 Legacy Love Today Tour dates around the country throughout October & November to celebrate the release of their 5th studio album ‘Legacy’ and the success of several singles lifted from the album including ‘Love Today’.

KATCHAFIRE Legacy Love Today Tour 2018 - Ticket sales links available at: 

Mona Vale Hospital Auxiliary 2018  

1st: Stall, Pittwater Place Mona Vale                           9am to 3pm
Sewing, knitting, craft, books

December 7th, Stall Outside ANZ Bank, Avalon Parade, Avalon
Sewing, knitting, craft, jam                                           9am to 3pm

Friends of Narrabeen Lagoon Catchment Activities

Bush Regeneration - Narrabeen Lagoon Catchment  
This is a wonderful way to become connected to nature and contribute to the health of the environment.  Over the weeks and months you can see positive changes as you give native species a better chance to thrive.  Wildlife appreciate the improvement in their habitat.

Belrose area - Thursday mornings 
Belrose area - Weekend mornings by arrangement
Contact: Phone or text Conny Harris on 0432 643 295

Wheeler Creek - Wednesday mornings 9-11am
Contact: Phone or text Judith Bennett on 0402 974 105
Or email: Friends of Narrabeen Lagoon Catchment :

Northern Beaches Jive is a social dance group. Our Modern Jive classes are held every Wednesday at 7.30pm at Narrabeen RSL.

Modern Jive is an easy partner dance with an emphasis on having fun and is great for all ages. Our experienced teachers always make the lesson interesting and fun. 

You can come along to class any time as we cater for new beginners every week. You don't have to sign up for a course - just come along when it suits you. First timers are only $10 for the first two weeks in total!!  You can even just come and watch for free to see if you think you'll like it.

There’s no need to bring a partner as we rotate you around to different partners during the class.

We start with a beginner class at 7:30pm for 45 minutes, followed by social dancing. At 9pm we have an Intermediate /advanced class for 45 minutes, and a concurrent 'refresher' class for the beginners, then social dancing until 10:30pm.  That’s right beginners get 2 classes every night.

Casual entry is $15 per night.  Students and seniors are only $12 per night.  We also have discounted prices, for all groups, if you buy a 5 class pass.  Great value for learning and dancing up to 3 hours per night.

If you're keen and would like to go to a class more than once a week, or go to a dance party in the weekend then check out where you'll find more classes and weekly dance parties.

Click here ( to sign up for our weekly newsletter which will tell you who is teaching each week and any other venue news such as special events.

If you have any questions - email us at:

MWPHS - Manly Warringah Pittwater Historical Society - Established 1924 

One of the oldest suburban historical societies in Australia, the Manly, Warringah & Pittwater Historical Society has kept the only continuous record of northern beaches achievements, local historical mementoes, documents and research. Membership:  here


Avalon Active Seniors Group Invites experienced Mahjong players to join a new group. Thursdays 1-3pm: $2.00 per session at Avalon Recreation Centre. Phone Julie: 0403 820 261. 

Mona Vale Library

Storytime for preschoolers
Held every Wednesday morning at Avalon Library 10:30am - 11am

Avalon Library Storytime is held every Wednesday morning from 10.30am at the Library. Hear stories, listen to music and enjoy craft activities. Sessions run for between 30 and 40 minutes. Suitable for preschoolers, 3 to 5 years of age.
Venue:  59A Old Barrenjoey Road, Avalon (above the Recreation Centre). Cost: Free however bookings are essential. Bookings: Phone:  9918 3013 or email

Storytime at Mona Vale Library 
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday Mornings, 10- 10.45am

Mona Vale Library Storytime is held three mornings per week during school terms. Hear stories, sing songs and enjoy craft activities.  Sessions run for approximately 45 minutes. Suitable for preschoolers, 3 to 5 years of age. Venue:  Mona Vale Library, 1 Park St, Mona Vale. Cost:  Free. No bookings required 

Club Palm Beach Social Golf Group

If you enjoy a relaxing round of golf and would like to meet some local characters and top it off with the best old school breakfast (kale free) and beverages come and join us 6 30 am Sunday - every 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month.

Palm Beach Golf Club

Music in The Garden Bar
With the success of our opening afternoon in The Garden Bar we are pleased to continue Sunday entertainment.  

Free admission event every Sunday from 1.00pm to 4.00pm only in The Garden Bar.

Palm Beach Golf Club
2 Beach Road,
Palm Beach
Ph: 9974 4079

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