February 16 - 22, 2020: Issue 438

2020 Australian F16 National Titles

Hosted by F16 Association of Australia and RPAYC
Mar 14 at 8 AM – Mar 15 at 6 PM
The Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club - RPAYC 
16 Mitala Street, Newport

The Australian F16 National Titles. Hosted by RPAYC on the Pittwater north of Sydney.

Now for the affiliation fee. If you are a member of the F18 Association make a note of that. If you are not a F18 member then chat to Beau White at the event for a nominal association fee of $25 per person for the association.

Its going to be a great weekend of tearing about on fast boats in North Easterly Sea Breezes!
Its going to be Fast, Furious and above all Fun!

Vintage Bus to the Sydney Vintage Tramway Festival

Hosted by Sydney Bus Museum
Sunday, February 23, 2020 at 9:30 AM – 4 PM

Sydney Bus Museum
Old Leichhardt Tramshed, 25 Derbyshire Road, Leichhardt

Each year, the Sydney Tramway Museum marks the anniversary of the closure of Sydney's original tramway system with a gala day held on the Sunday closest to February 25.  

This year, we will be taking our 1937 Leyland TD4 / Waddingtons double decker to Loftus. This wonderfully restored vehicle shows off the glory days of the NSW Department of Road Transport & Tramways, and ran alongside the trams for 24 years. It is resplendent in the red and cream livery of the 1930s DRTT, a pleasing contrast to the green and cream of the trams of the day.
Seats are limited to approximately 50 for a comfortable journey, and bookings are essential (link below). 

We will start out from Leichhardt 9:30am, picking up at Central Station (Railway Square, Lee St before Stand K) at 9.50am. The bus will then proceed directly to the Tramway Museum with an anticipated arrival of 10.50am. 

There, the Sydney Tramway Museum will be operating a varied array of trams from Sydney's transport history.​

Pack a picnic lunch to have in the pleasant surrounds of the Railway Square Waiting Shed before boarding the waiting double decker for a return jaunt back up the Princes Highway to Central Station and the Bus Museum at Leichhardt, setting down at Sydenham (Pacific Hwy and St Peters Station upon request. Departure from Loftus will be at 2:30pm, with an expected arrival at Central of 3.30pm and Leichhardt by 4:00pm.  

Bookings are essential.
The Sydney Bus Museum will not be open on this day. 
Double decker bus travel to & from Loftus and admission to the Sydney Tramway Museum including unlimited tram rides are included in your ticket:
Adults: $30.00
Children (4-16): $15.00. Children under 4 free. 
Concession: $15.00 
Family (2 Adults & 2 Children): $75.00

Times are approximate and will be confirmed closer to the event:
Bus departs Sydney Bus Museum, Leichhardt: 9:30am
Bus departs Railway Square, Lee St, Stand K: 9:50am​
Bus arrives Sydney Tramway Museum: approx 10:50am
Bus departs Sydney Tramway Museum: 2:30pm
Bus sets down at Central Station: approx 3.30pm
Bus returns to Sydney Bus Museum, Leichhardt: approx 4pm. 
To bookhttps://www.sydneybusmuseum.info/tramway-festival-bus

The inaugural "Taste of Jazz Avalon" is coming to Dunbar Park in March. Featuring upcoming young artists, local and international acts. Food from local restaurants and food vendors will fill our bellies. Bring a picnic along and enjoy the tunes .

A Journey Through Love 
Soprano Anita Kyle with Josephine Allan

Acclaimed Australian lyric soprano, Anita Kyle and noted Australian pianist, Josephine Allan transport the audience on "A Journey Through Love" with operatic favourites by Mozart,Dvorak, Rossini, Puccini, Lehar and others, and Romantic songs from Germany, Austria, France, Spain and Russia by such greats as Schubert, Rachmaninov, Richard Strauss, Chopin, and Delibes for Wyvern Music Forestville at OLGC Catholic Church Forestville on Sunday 8th March at 4pm. 

Anita Kyle was the winner of the National Operatic Aria and the Music Teachers’ Association of NSW Vocal Scholarship and was awarded the MTO German-Australian Opera Grant, a 12-month solo contract at the Hessisches Staatstheater in Wiesbaden, Germany, where she performed in a number of major operas. including Lulu, Carmen, and The Magic Flute. Her four years in Germany also included oratorio performances.

Since returning to Australia, Anita has sung soprano solo in a number of choral works including Handel's The Messiah, and Mendelssohn's Paulus with the Sydney University Graduate Choir and Manly-Warringah Choir.

Josephine Allan is much in demand for her chamber music and ensemble playing, and regularly collaborates with leading singers and instrumentalists.As the Sydney Symphony’s Principal Keyboard from 1996 to 2012, she has worked with many of the world’s leading conductors, including Lorin Maazel, Charles Dutoit, and Edo de Waart. She has also performed with a diversity of other companies, such as the Australian Chamber Orchestra, the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra, the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Australia Ensemble, The Song Company, Sydney Philharmonia Choirs, and Opera Australia.

L to R: Anita Kyle and Josephine Allan

Wyvern Music Forestville, a not-for-profit organisation affiliated with the Federated Music Clubs of Australia NSW Council Inc, has been serving the Warringah community since 2004, providing quality music locally at reasonable prices.

Where: Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church, 9 Currie Rd, Forestville
When: Sunday 8th March at 4pm
Tickets: (including refreshments): $25 - full, $20- concession, $15– students, (children under 16 are free).
Enquiries: Wyvern Music Forestville- Ph/Fax: 9416 5234 

Mona Vale girl guides District AGM

Hosted by Mona Vale Girl Guides
Monday, March 16, 2020 at 6 PM – 8 PM
Mona Vale Girl Guides
Kitchener Park, Barrenjoey Rd, Mona Vale
Bingo cards and grazing platters are provided.
All the family is welcome: parents, siblings, aunts, uncles, grandparents!

Come along and
  • see what our Mona Vale District has been doing; 
  • thank the volunteers who run the units;
  • contribute ideas for 2020;
  • volunteer for a role at Mona Vale for 2020;
  • meet other parents in your Guiding community; and
  • have fun while playing Bingo & grazing from platters!

About Mona Vale Girl Guides
We are a leadership organisation for girls and young women. We run 3 "units" for girls during school terms (and school holiday camps). The program is girl-led and ranges from camping and outdoor adventure, to learning to work in teams, social skills, fun with the arts, global citizenship and more! We are a not-for-profit community-minded organisation and accept girls from all cultures, backgrounds and spiritual beliefs.

At Mona Vale, we run:
"Junior Guides" (for girls aged 7-10) Monday 4pm - 5.30pm
"Guides" (for girls aged 10-14) Monday 6pm - 8pm
"Senior Guides" (for girls aged 14-18) Fortnightly Tuesdays 7pm - 9pm

We also offer volunteer leadership opportunities for women aged 18-100!

Call our District Manager on 0403 556 131.

We hire our hall for one off and long term hires. Contact our Hall Booking Officer on 0403 556 131 for availability and rates. 

Modus Operandi Brewing Co.

14 Harkeith Street
Mona Vale
Ph: 8407 9864


Mar 14: LONG WAY SOUTH at Modus Operandi
Sat 7 PM · Modus Operandi Brewing Co. · Mona Vale
Mar 29: Joana Ruival at MO brewery, Sunday live sessions
Sun 4 PM · Modus Operandi Brewing Co. · Mona Vale
Apr 5  Modus Holes N Hops Mona Vale - Sun 12 PM

Pittwater Camera Club - 

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

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


2020 Program


Free entry Tues-Sun 10am - 5pm Visit: www.manly.nsw.gov.au/attractions/gallery

Palm Beach Golf Club

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

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

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 avalonlibrary@ozemail.com.au

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 

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 www.ceroc.com.au where you'll find more classes and weekly dance parties.

Click here (http://eepurl.com/ciGHH1) 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: info@northernbeachesjive.com.au

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.

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: johnbutler@optusnet.com.au . Website: https://sites.google.com/site/woodturner60/

To List your Event email pittwateronlinenews@live.com.au 

Send all material ready to publish. NB: Only 100% volunteer clubs and organisations that have contributed to our community get a free listingOnly $40 per month to run your poster/notice - Materials must be sent ready to publish.

Friday 14th February, 2020
From 5:30pm
Featuring the local band BOBKAT
$40 Cover charge to be donated to the Salvos Bush Fire Relief Fund
Loads of fun, great music, dance the night away
Buy your own food & drink from Halyards
Come along, have fun, and show your support for the Bushfire Benefit.
Book online with reception on 9998 3700 or https://www.trybooking.com/BHYGO

Peninsula Bridge Club Beginners' Course: March 2020

Boost your brain power!
Learn the game of bridge. 
On March 2nd, 2020 a Beginners’ course starts at the Peninsula Bridge Club, Nelson Heather Community Centre, Jackson Road, Warriewood
6 sessions, Mondays 7pm - 9pm
Come on your own or with a partner. Players of all ages are welcome.
Cost: $100.00 for the course 

Contact: Susan Jensen on phone 0405 061 252 or email soxfeldt1@gmail.com

We're going to Graceland: Wendy Mathews & Grace Knight

Saturday, May 16, 2020 at 8:30 PM – 11:30 PM
Pittwater RSL
82 Mona Vale Rd Mona Vale, Mona Vale

Grace Knight & Wendy Matthews are two of the most iconic and beloved singers in Australian music. They’re both multi-award winning artists with a swag of Countdown, MTV & ARIA awards between them and a bundle of platinum albums under their belt. Along with an all-star band, Wendy & Grace will take you on an unforgettable journey across the hits and crowd favourites. Friends for many years, Grace and Wendy have been looking for a break in their hectic performing schedules so they could join forces and do a show together. 

‘We’re Going To Graceland – The Songs of Paul Simon’ showcases the vocal talents of these two music industry giants and they will thrill audiences with their interpretations of an iconic collection of songs.

Pittwater International Women’s Day Breakfast Wednesday 4 March 2020 7am At Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club

Bookings are now open for the Pittwater International Women’s Day Breakfast on Wednesday 4th March 2020.  The Zonta Club of Northern Beaches Inc will host this annual breakfast at The Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club, 16 Mitala St, Newport.  

The guest speaker at the breakfast will be Lucy Brogden AM.  Lucy has a strong commitment to helping others.  Her primary areas of focus are issues facing Women and Girls, and Mental Health and Wellbeing, particularly in the workplace.  She takes an evidenced based approach to problem solving and social investment.  The 2020 Pittwater Woman of the Year will be announced at the breakfast by Rob Stokes, Member for Pittwater. 

Lucy has more than 25 years’ experience commercial experience with companies including, Macquarie Group and Ernst & Young, working in accounting, finance and organisational psychology.   Specifically, Lucy has worked in trusted advisory roles with some of Australia’s leading CEO’s, Managing Partners, Ministers and Chairs. Amongst many other positions Lucy is Chair & Commissioner, National Mental Health Commission.

Lucy was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia in the 2019 Australia Day Honours " For significant service to workplace mental health and wellbeing”.  Lucy will speak on her life story.

Zonta Club of Northern Beaches is a member of Zonta International which is a global organisation of executives and professionals working together to advance the status of women worldwide through service and advocacy. Zonta International is affiliated at the United Nations with other major women’s organisations.  

This breakfast marks International Women's Day (8 March). It is a day to acknowledge women's contribution to making Australia, and the world, a better place.  Everyone is invited to celebrate the day. 
The IWD Breakfast will be held at The Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club at 7am till 9am on Wednesday 4 March 2020. The cost is $50pp.  

The delightful location looks over the waters of Pittwater and across to Bayview and Scotland Island. The breakfast is always well attended by the local community.  Everyone is invited to attend and men are particularly welcome. Please book early as this events may fill quickly.
Enquiries to pittwateriwdbreakfast@gmail.com or Susie 0413 623 392.  

Proceeds from the breakfast will support service projects of Zonta Club of Northern Beaches Inc assisting local women in need, and Zonta International projects in developing countries. Come by yourself, bring a friend or make up a table of 8 to 10.  We will seat you. Please book by 22 February.
For full booking details please see the flyer for this event.

Busby Marou

Friday, March 20, 2020 at 8:30 PM – 11:30 PM
Pittwater RSL
82 Mona Vale Rd Mona Vale, Mona Vale
Busby Marou have gained the reputation as one of Australia’s hardest working live bands best known for their distinctly Australian storytelling and gifted musicianship. Onstage, a key element is the intertwining of the vocal interplay of two lifelong mates.  Busby Marou’s success includes millions of global streams, top 20 airplay & three ARIA Charting albums. Busby Marou’s self-titled album is certified ARIA Gold, while their follow up album Farewell Fitzroy debuted at 5 on the ARIA albums chart and their most recent album, Postcards From The Shell House, is Busby Marou’s first ARIA 1 album.

Palm Beach Markets: 

4th Sunday of the month, 9am to 3pm.

Upcoming dates

26th January 2020         9:00am to 3:00pm
23rd February 2020 9:00am to 3:00pm
29th March 2020         9:00am to 3:00pm
26th April 2020         9:00am to 3:00pm
31st May 2020         9:00am to 3:00pm
28th June 2020         9:00am to 3:00pm
26th July 2020                 9:00am to 3:00pm

The Palm Beach Market has been operating since 2008. As Palm Beach is the most northerly part of Sydney, every weekend tourists and locals alike stream north attracted by Palm Beach’s idyllic setting and its ‘destination’ status wihttps://profile.mysideline.com.au/register/clubsearch?criteria=2107&type=&activity=&gender=&agemin=&agemax=&comptype=&source=rugby-league&temp-new-window-replacement=trueth the market trading all year round.

The market offers customers a wider choice of products to peruse to add to the current high quality homewares, fashion and jewellery. Buy a loaf of fresh Berkelo bread, grab some French cheese or take home some famous Pho Bay Vietnamese soup and as always a great coffee.

Buskers and Hair Feathers also available.

At: Governor Phillip Park, Palm Beach

Be A Pineapple

Hosted by Blue Bottle
Sunday, April 5, 2020 at 8 AM – 12 PM
Griffith Park, Long Reef
Please join the Blue Bottle swarm, and be ONE FINE-APPLE, in creating the WORLD'S LARGEST HUMAN PINEAPPLE! We are attempting to smash the current GUINNESS WORLD RECORD for 'The Largest Human Image of a Fruit' of 250 people. There is no limit to how many people can join!

Blue Bottle is dedicated to ending childhood cancer after the de Kort family lost their beautiful daughter and sister Alana to a rare childhood bone cancer. Those that knew Alana, knew she loved all things PINEAPPLE! After her devastating passing, Pineapples became a symbol of her cherished soul within the community, especially at Manly Warringah Netball, Collaroy SLSC and her school Mater Maria Catholic College.  

Blue Bottle is proudly supporting The Kids' Cancer Project and their mission "science is the solution". The money raised from this incredible event will go to scientific research to help find effective cures for childhood cancers. 

North Narrabeen, Lakeside Park - World's Greatest Shave

Hosted by World's Greatest Shave
Friday, March 13, 2020 at 3 PM – 6 PM
Lakeside Park, Lake Park Rd, North Narrabeen
Come and join Drake Real Estate Narrabeen to help Shave the World from Blood Cancer!

1. $10 to shave or $5 to colour
Sign up to start fundraising at https://worldsgreatestshave.com  
Please call 1800 500 088 if you have any questions/concerns.

2. Show your support by coming and cheering on our shaving, cutting and colouring superheroes!  Food & drinks available including a free BBQ, raffle prizes and free kid's activities!

Permaculture Northern Beaches (PNB) is an active local group based on Sydney's Northern Beaches.  We are an independent organisation registered as an association in NSW.

PNB hold monthly permaculture related events on the last Thursday of each month at the Tramshed Community Arts Centre, Lakeview Room., 1395A Pittwater Road, Narrabeen. Buses stop directly at the Centre and there is also car parking. Doors open at 7:15 pm. Meetings are February to November.

Thursday, February 27, 2020: 7:30pm – 9:00pm
Transhed Art and Community Centre
1395 Pittwater Road, Narrabeen
Our first meeting of 2020 focuses on protecting our bushland, eco-systems and habitats. 

Saturday, February 22, 2020
10:00am – 1:00pm
Join Malcolm Fisher, from Save the Manly Dam Catchment Committee for a tour of the successful community Mermaids Pool Restoration project. Learn about local native species of plants, improving habitat for wildlife and the correct procedures for installing nesting boxes to maximise their use by local wildlife. Learn about current threats facing northern beaches remaining habitat such as invasive introduced species, illegal clearing and dumping of rubbish and how to be successful in organising grassroots local action to protect habitat.

After the tour and a brief cake and tea break, lend a hand and join the local volunteers to gain from experienced volunteer bush regenerators on plant identification, tool use for the removal of invasive species and how to improve successful reestablishment of local indigenous species. Tools, gloves and supervision provided. Please bring hat, water bottle, eco friendly sunscreen and some morning tea to share.

Location: Meet outside UNSW Water lab gates on the western corner of King St, Manly Vale
Magic of Mermaid pools tour 10 am -11 am
Cake and tea break 11-11:30 am
Habitat restoration workshop 11.30-1 pm.
Cost is Free. To register please email info@permaculturenorthernbeaches.org.au with title of workshop as heading.

Thursday, February 27, 2020
7:30pm – 9:00pm
Tramshed Art and Community Centre
1395 Pittwater Road Narrabeen
A deadly combination of land clearing, climate change, drought, and largescale devastating bushfires is impacting Sydney’s wildlife more than ever. Urban habitat in gardens, parks, and protected bushland can provide refuges for animals at a time of crisis. Join Northern Beaches Permaculture for an evening of inspiring presentations on urban habitat protection and learn ways in which you can help our vulnerable wildlife in your own backyard and become ambassadors for protecting our last remaining habitat. Entry is by donation with all proceeds for the evening going to Wildlife Care group Sydney Metropolitan Wildlife Service to aid in the recovery of injured wildlife in their care.  

The following presenters include:
Malcolm Fisher, from Save the Manly Dam Catchment Committee will be presenting about his successful community Mermaids Pool Restoration project, current threats facing manly dams remaining habitat and his own successes in RE-WILDING a Sydney Backyard. The Save Manly Dam Catchment Committee continues to be an active advocate for conserving the natural beauty of the Manly Dam Catchment and related bushland corridors against a range of ongoing threats. Malcolm and other volunteers have been highly successful in organisation of the restoration of Mermaid pool including the removal of waste material, eradication of invasive weeds and the installation of a variety of suitable nesting boxes for wildlife. Later in February, join Malcolm and PNB on our “The magic of mermaid pools” tour and bush regen workshop on Saturday 22nd 10 am.

The full story of the Mermaid Pool Restoration project is here   http://thegreenmanly.blogspot.com.au/2013/09/how-to-revive-mermaid.html And here is a short video segment that was aired on the ABC Gardening Australia-http://www.abc.net.au/gardening/stories/s4038833.htm

Chris Smallbones, President of WildThings NSW is a not-for-profit organisation with the Goal “To promote, protect and enhance urban native wildlife and their required habitat in Ku-ring-gai and NSW”. Chris will take us on an inspiring presentation on a number of successful habitat protection projects which WildThings NSW has undertaken in Ku-ring-gai council. This includes such projects as the installation of natural hollows in trees for habitat, the establishment of 10 small bird habitat sites and a demonstration project on the creation of hollows in dead trees. Recently it received a council grant to promote the creation and installation of “insect hotels” within a number of locations in Ku-ring-gai during 2020. A fantastic opportunity to hear an inspiring speaker on opportunities for wildlife that could be replicated on the Northern Beaches. Visit https://www.wildthings.org.au/ for more details.  

Volunteers from Sydney Metropolitan Wildlife Service will be presenting a brief presentation on how you can support wildlife and their carers in this time of need. There will be a particular focus on flying foxes and the devastating impact of extreme heat, drought, and fires that are leading to large starvation events and huge numbers of orphans coming into care. Sydney Metropolitan Wildlife Service is an entirely volunteer operated wildlife rescue and care organisation located in the greater Sydney area. Started in 1997 with roots on the Northern Beaches of Sydney.  

Our public meetings are the last Thursday each month February - November 2020 at 7:30 pm at the Narrabeen Tramshed.

Saturday, March 14, 2020
11:00am – 1:00pm
Avalon – details provided by email
Gather your seeds in Autumn at the end of Summer and bring along to our Seed Saving gathering.  Share and swap seeds grown organically and locally.  These seeds will be the hardiest, most successful plantings you can find for the Northern Beaches grown in our climate and soils as many over many generations.
This is an invaluable resource for the local community when many seed companies have been bought out by large multi-national corporations. Be part of the change - grow your own seeds and food.
Bring a plate of food to share and/ or seeds.
For details please contact: info@permaculturenorthernbeaches.org.au and mark seed saving in the subject line.

Thursday, March 26, 2020
7:30pm – 9:00pm
Tramshed Community Centre
1395 Pittwater Road Narrabeen
Tonight Alicia Dudek will take us on a tour of all the ways that fungi can solve some of humanity's pressing problems. From mycelium-based building products to new sources of food and alternative proteins,  mushrooms are a versatile option for sustainable building material, packaging, reducing waste and food.

You will have an overview of fungi as proteins, materials, medicines, food sources, and most importantly as an agent of Myco-bioremediation in the environment. Come along and learn all the ways that collaboration with fungi prepares us for the future.

Alicia Dudek is the founder of Mycoreality, a small business on the Northern Beaches focused on fungi.
Entry is by donation to cover costs. Organic teas, coffee is available on the night. We encourage you also to bring items for our swap table (food, seeds, plants, home and garden items).

Sunday, April 19, 2020
10:00am – 3:00pm
Manly – location provided when booking
This five-hour master class will equip you to start mushroom growing in your own backyard straight away.
Fungi are amazing, an important source of protein and food and medicinal source. Nature’s decomposers and regenerators are all important for your soils. and in becoming more self-reliant and sustainable. They can remove pollutants in water and soils, share nutrients between trees and regenerate the landscape.
Growing mushrooms naturally, will provide you with an important and delicious food source and protein; provide medicinal benefits; save you money and shopping at stores and help you become self-reliant and sustainable.

Enter the world of fungi at this master class with Alicia Dudek. Places are limited to 10 only. This is the first time this course has been run on the Northern Beaches. Don’t miss out.
Back by popular demand, this course costs are $115 for PNB members and $130 for non-members. Please bring a plate of food to share for lunch.
Bookings: info@permaculturenorthernbeaches.org.au  with the workshop heading.

Sunday, May 3, 2020
Save the date!!
Join us on International Permaculture Day (IPD) when we celebrate globally Australia’s best export - permaculture. PNB events to follow soon. Be part of your local permaculture community.
10:00am – 11:00am

Further info and updates:

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: www.newportbowlingclub.com.au

$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 info@clubpalmbeach.com.au

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.

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 : email@narrabeenlagoon.org.au

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.

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 www.avpals.com or phone 02 8064 3574

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