April 14 - 27, 2019: Issue 401

Lachy Hamilton Album Launch Of 'Alchemy'

Thursday, April 18, 2019 at 8 PM
Kave Bar
2/370 Barrenjoey Rd, Newport
'Alchemy' Album Launch at Kave Bar! 
Come and enjoy a fabulously awesome night with Lachy Hamilton for the launch of his new repertoire. Get down and funky at the end of the night with some DJ tunes and start your long weekend in the pocket.

Hailing from the small community on Scotland Island, Lachy Hamilton began playing the piano at the age of four. Taking up the clarinet, and then saxophone soon after, his musical journey has taken him around the world performing with the likes of James Morrison, Jeff Clayton, Wycliffe Gordon, Kate Ceberano, James Muller, Sarah McKenzie, Patti Austin, The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and many more. 

At 23, Lachy is fast becoming a well-known performer of the Australian Jazz scene. Having completed is Bachelor of Music (Honours) at the James Morrison Academy of Music in 2017, Lachy now resides in Sydney where he plays regularly with various ensembles. 

During his Bachelor course, Hamilton studied closely with Jeff Clayton, Mat Jodrell, Graeme Lyall, Carl Mackey, James Morrison and was the sole recipient of the 2016 Excellence in Performance Award. He was also a member of the top-tier jazz orchestra, recording the Aria-nominated album “James Morrison with his Academy Jazz Orchestra” and touring across the US in venues including Dizzy’s Coca-Cola Club (New York), the Green Mill (Chicago) and at the 2017 Jazz Educators Network Conference (New Orleans).

Lachy was a finalist in the James Morrison Scholarship in both 2014 and 2015. He was also selected as one of the 2015 Telluride Jazz All Stars, performing in Telluride, Colorado and working with Josh Quinlan, Bob Montgomery and Ernie Watts. In addition, Lachy is the founder of various groups including “FLIP”, “The Swing Merchants” and “Moloko”. He also regularly performs with the James Morrison Quintet and his own, self-titled trios and quartets, playing original compositions and arrangements of jazz standards.

Nothing Too Serious

Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 9 PM
Kave Bar
2/370 Barrenjoey Rd, Newport
Nothing too Serious bring a charismatic combination of rock, funk and soul that will leave you begging for more.

Get in early to secure a table as these guys have a big following and we expect the room to be bursting at the seams!

The female version of Neil Symon’s “The Odd Couple” has been chosen by the Elanora Players for their  April season and rehearsals are in full swing.  

Six female friends meet each week for a game of Trivial Pursuit.  This diverse group use this time to play, gossip, share their experiences, seek resolutions to the problems in their lives,  over share their personal dilemmas and in general enjoy each others company.

The play opens in Olive’s very dishevelled apartment and the game is well underway and the banter is fiery as game rules are ignored.  Old times are remembered and pondered and during this lull concern is raised for the missing sixth member of the team, Florence, who is never late.  After a few frantic phone calls they discover she and her husband have split and she is possibly wandering the city alone or worse.  The discussion concerning her fate is at fever pitch when the door bell rings ............ Flo has arrived.

The evening ends with Olive inviting Florence to move in with her and help alleviate her own loneliness.  Florence is overwhelmed with this gesture and gleefully accepts with promises of the great improvements she can make to Olive's lifestyle and living conditions!  The Odd Couple is created.

To this mix of six females the author has added  two Spanish single males,  occupants of the apartment building.  A dinner date is arranged which leads to a scene of laughter, tears and friction.
This play is filled with comedy, fun and action as it explores friendships and how opposites can attract, just not under the same roof!

The ensemble includes Chris Richardson, Nola Bartolo, Wendy Knight, Sue Whittaker, Iwona Abramowicz, Sandra Muscat-Bowers, Robert Longley  and newcomer to our stage, Lee Sarich.

Performances are at 49A Kalang Road, Elanora Heights 
from April 20th  to 27th.
Bookings:  Phone 9979 9694  or  email:  elanora.bookings@bigpond.com

ANZAC Day featuring Aussie Boy and Mates

Thursday, April 25, 2019 at 8 PM
Kave Bar
2/370 Barrenjoey Rd, Newport
Come and share a meaningful night of heartfelt music and acknowledgement of this significant day in the Australian calendar.

Eggs by the Lake

Hosted by Link Church and Pittwater RSL
Saturday, April 20, 2019 at 3 PM – 5:30 PM
Lakeside park Narrabeen
38 Lake Park Rd, Narrabeen
Eggs by the Lake is on again! - it's going to be a huge Easter Egg Hunt with over 10,000 Easter eggs by the lake at Narrabeen. This year we will also have a giant 45 metre jumping castle and some old school games to play. Come along for a great afternoon and enjoy a sausage sandwich, coffee and a few Easter treat food vans. 

The event kicks off at 3pm and is an afternoon of fun for the whole family. Egg hunts are for ages 3-4 (carer assist), 5-6, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12 year olds and maybe even an opens event to finish! 

The event is proudly brought to you by Link Events and Hosted by The Link Church, Sydney, Australia. We are thrilled to have Pittwater RSL supporting the event again this year. 

The Easter Egg Hunt and Giant 45 metre jumping castle is FREE. Bring along a few coins for the sausage sandwich and other food vendors. 

7th Annual Maybanke Lecture

Hosted by Sydney Community Foundation and Sydney Women's Fund
Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Customs House, The Barnet Long Room
Level 1 31 Alfred Street, Sydney, Australia 2000

Join us for the 7th Annual Maybanke Lecture. 

This year presenting Professor Marilyn Waring CNZM on 'Work and Representation: reflections on Maybanke's life and advocacy'

Marilyn Waring CNZM is a former Member of New Zealand Parliament, a highly regarded author and staunch advocate for 'making women's unpaid work count' (The Monthly - link below)

In the last year Professor Waring has completed research on unpaid work, and reflects on her 1975-1984 years as an MP in the New Zealand parliament. In this exclusive lecture, she will examine: 

* What were Maybanke's hopes and expectations for changes in women's work, and for how women might transform the processes and decisions made in the political process, once they had the vote and the right to sit in parliament?

*Where is the progress, and what remain the perils for women standing for office?

* What might she and Maybanke have to say to each other across the years?

Author and former Member of Parliament, Marilyn Waring is a Professor of Public Policy at Auckland University of Technology. In the years since she retired from politics she has written Women, Politics and Power, Counting for Nothing, In the Lifetime of a Goat, Who Cares? The Economics of Dignity, Anticipatory Social Protection and Still Counting.


The year was 1988… and it was time to Run to Paradise!
Surpassing double platinum status, which is old school for millions of downloads, clicks and likes, ‘Big Bad Noise’ was CHOIRBOYS’ most successful album.

 “We’d survived some truly hard times.” Frontman Mark Gable recalls, “But we came back with grit and ‘Run to Paradise’ not only changed the landscape for the band, it really imbedded Pub Rock into Australian culture.”

CHOIRBOYS are bringing old school cool back!

CHOIRBOYS will take you back to that time when they do their greatest album BIG BAD NOISE cover to cover, beginning to end.

Loud, raw and close to the edge, if you missed it the first time, here is redemption!

Book your tickets now at reception, on 9997 3833 or click here to buy online.
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.

Upcoming Events

Saturday, April 27, 2019:  1:00pm – 6:00pm
Angophora Room, Nelson Heather Centre
5 Jacksons Rd , Warriewood

Learn how to fix that wobbly chair and table legs and how to give new life to a pre-loved piece of furniture. This workshop includes understanding how to repair joints and replace worn out or missing parts. You’ll be taught how to use different tools – both hand and power – and how to select the right tool for the job needed.

This is a  ‘Tricks of the Trade’ workshop from The Bower Reuse and Recycling Centre back by popular demand.  It is a great opportunity to familiarise yourself with the latest ideas and techniques for the repairing and upcycling of pre-loved furniture. No prior skills are required as an experienced wood worker will guide you through the workshop.

Places are limited and for further details please book by emailing:  cathy_natoli@hotmail.com

This is a 5 hour workshop, teas and coffee will be available.

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


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 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:
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. 

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! 

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: www.newportbowlingclub.com.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.


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

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 - must be sent ready to publish.


Mackellar Climate Election Candidates Forum

Hosted by StopAdani Mackellar
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at 6:30 PM – 8 PM
Modus Operandi Brewing Co.
14 Harkeith Street, Mona Vale
Concern for climate change is at an all time high. That’s why the federal election in May is shaping up to be the #climateelection.

Join Stop Adani Mackellar to find out which Mackellar candidates are ready to step up for climate change . We need to pack out the room, so invite your friends and family as well! 

Alice Thompson (Independent), Prudence Wawn (The Greens) and Declan Steele (Labor) are all participating. Jason Falinski, Mackellar’s Liberal MP, is unable to attend due to prior commitments. 

Please RSVP on the provided link above (FREE) so we know how many seats we’ll need for the evening.

Kate Lush Band‎ at Avalon Bowlo

Sunday, April 28, 2019 at 4 PM – 7 PM
Avalon Bowling Club
4 Bowling Green Lane, Avalon

Featuring a few new songs from the new 'Headline' Album - Come and join us for some foot stomping get up & dance songs, Soul anthems, New Orleans 2nd line grooves, Blues Rock, R&B and of course a few bitter sweet ballads. Think Susan Tedeschi & Sheryl Crow meets St Paul & The Broken Bones! Think Bonnie Raitt meets King Floyd in a bar in New Orleans and gets mixed up in something seriously Funky!!

The old school venue has a bar menu and great selection of drinks.

Featuring: Kate Lush on vocals, Matt Roberts on lead guitar & vocals, Tim Wilson on Bass, Tony Boyd on Drums and Wes Harder on Keys & vocals.


Saturday, April 13, 2019
Kave Bar
2/370 Barrenjoey Rd, Newport
Rockgear are making their debut at the Kave Bar Newport on Saturday April 13th, so put on your dancing trousers and get down there for what is sure to be a great night at one of the best live music venues in Pittwater!!

Sunday, April 14, 2019 at 4 PM – 7:30 PM
Avalon Bowling Club
4 Bowling Green Lane, Avalon

Artists & Craftsmen of Pittwater

Our exhibitions in 2019
All other 2019 exhibitions will be held in Mona Vale Memorial Hall.  The April 2019 exhibition date has been adjusted to avoid Anzac Day.  The dates are:

Autumn:  Friday 26 - Sunday 28 April
Winter:  Thursday 11 - Saturday 13 July
Spring:  Thursday 10 - Saturday 12 October
Christmas:  Friday 22 - Sunday 24 November

Rhythm and Blues Spectacular

Sat., 27 April 2019
8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Avalon Beach Bowling & Recreation Club
4 Bowling Green Lane
Avalon Beach

The R&B Spectacular at Avalon Bowlo on Jan 12th was a huge success, loved by all. Well, we're back! Playing live at:
Avalon Bowlo Sat April 27th
The Bridge Hotel Rozelle Sun arvo April 28th

Get ready to stomp your feet, shout & holler & shake your booty. The Rhythm & Blues Spectacular will again take you to a better place!

Meet the seven piece band:
Vocals: Milena Barrett - winner of Sydney Blues International Blues Challenge.
Guitar: Matt Hanley - renowned guitarist & singer.
Guitar: CJ Raggatt - blues singer & guitarist, an icon on the Northern Beaches.
Drums: Mr Rosscoe Clark - the king of swing & the sheik of shuffle.
Bass: Paul Christie - from Mondo Rock, The Party Boys, The Big Daddys & Rockhouse.
Harmonica: Kelvin Carlson, a killer harp player.
Keyboards: Phil Grove & John 'The Storm' Tweed.

The Bowlo is an old world, user friendly fun place to be. You can have a drink inside or outside on the grass under the stars!

ANZAC Day at Avalon Beach RSL
Hosted by Avalon Beach RSL Club and Avalon Beach RSL Sub Branch
Thursday, April 25, 2019 at 5:30 AM – 11 PM
Avalon Beach RSL Club
1 Bowling Green Lane, Avalon
ANZAC Day on April 25 is a national day of remembrance and commemoration. This day remembers all Australians who have served and died in war and on operational service. The 25th marks the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps 1915 landing at Gallipoli, Turkey in World War I.

ANZAC Day @ Avalon Beach RSL Club continues to grow in patronage each an every year. We welcome and look forward to seeing you at one of the many services or activities on the day. 

Held at the Club’s Cenotaph in Dunbar Park. 
All Welcome.  Followed by gold coin donation 
Breakfast at Avalon Beach RSL Club. 

Community March starts at Avalon Public School & finishes at the Club’s Cenotaph in Dunbar Park. 
All Welcome. 

Held at the Club’s Cenotaph in Dunbar Park. 
All Welcome. 

Held at in the Surf Lounge at Avalon Beach RSL Club.
18+ Event Only. 

Held in Dunbar Park Marquee. For pre-booked & VIP guests only. The entire dining area in Avalon Beach RSL Club is open to the public for dining. 

Church Point

Community ANZAC Day Service
Church Point Reserve 11 a.m.

ANZAC Commemorations 2019 - Pittwater RSL Sub- Branch

ANZAC Sunday March and Service – Sunday April 14th 2019
The March will commence in Vineyard Street Mona Vale.  We will assemble and form up on Vineyard Street at the rear of the Police Station at 12.20pm and commence in March order at 12.30pm.  The Commemoration Service and Wreath laying Ceremony will take place at the Mona Vale War Memorial at 1.00pm

ANZAC Day Dawn Service – Thursday April 25th 2019
We will be holding our Dawn Service at 5.30am at the Cenotaph located at the rear of the Pittwater RSL Club.  The Members will assemble for the March in the undercover Disabled Car Park at 05.20am and the March will commence at 5.30am.  Breakfast will be available to purchase in the Club after the service and again we expect a large turnout this year.

Wet weather alternatives have been arranged, please contact Pittwater RSL Club on 9997 3833

Narrabeen RSL Sub-Branch

The President and Committee of the Narrabeen RSL Sub-Branch cordially invite all sub-Branch members and RSL Club members to participate in the annual ANZAC Sunday March and Wreath Laying Ceremony on Sunday, 14th April 2019.

March participants commence assembling in the Berry Reserve car park (adjacent to the Narrabeen Terminus) from 11am, and the march will commence from this point at 11.30am sharp. 

The parade will again be lead by the Manly Warringah Pipe Band and will proceed along Pittwater Road to the Narrabeen Cenotaph, at the intersection of Pittwater Road and Ocean Street.

Club Palm Beach

Thursday, 25th April 2019
Commemorative service & Luncheon details below. 

We invite you all to attend our Commemorative Service in the morning, run by Club Palm Beach.

The march commences at 10:45am at Pittwater Park
(next to Palm Beach Ferry Wharf)
The Service continues at 11am outside the front of the Club.
All ages welcome and encouraged to join in.
The Club will be open to public once the service commences.
18+ only. Sorry, no children are permitted in the Club at any time on this day/night.

*** Tickets now on sale***

Tickets include luncheon, beverages (beer, wine & soft drinks) accompanied by a local pianist, Ray Foster.

Members $60
Visitors $75
Sub Branch FOC

BOOK NOW - tickets will NOT be sold on the day.
*** You must have ticket to enter luncheon***

Please see reception or call (02)9974 5566 to purchase tickets.

Australian Heritage Festival 2019

Are you ready to celebrate Australian heritage for another year? Then we are excited to welcome you to the 2019 Australian Heritage Festival.

This year’s festival will bring together an array of events across the nation from 18 April – 19 May 2019. Our theme this year is Connecting People, Places and the Past.

Events across Australia will be held at historic buildings, landmarks, shipwrecks and sacred sites. The festival will bring together communities from all walks of life to recognise and celebrate heritage and culture through ceremony, song and dance, performance art, art in various media and artefacts, talks on books and stories, and guided tours of towns, places and spaces.
The Australian Heritage Festival will bring to life all chapters of Australian culture and history, telling the stories of diverse and distinctive experiences that make up our communities.
Brought to you by the National Trust of Australia
The National Trust of Australia is proud to be the national convenors and coordinators of the Australian Heritage Festival. In 2018, the Australian Heritage Festival:
  • Provided Australians with a selection of 1,253 events celebrating cultural, natural and built heritage nationally.
  • Attracted 441,000 visitors to events across the nation.
  • Digitally engaged 80,958 people with stories about heritage and culture over four weeks.
We look forward to welcoming Australians and international visitors to another year of the Australian Heritage Festival and the wonderful range of exhibitions, walking tours, films, expert talks, workshops, food fairs, guided tours of historical sites, ceremonies, demonstrations, special dinners and lunches this program has to offer.
Let us connect you to People, Places and the Past.

A few examples:

Back to Patonga
The Patonga Project is hosting a FREE "Back to Patonga" day. from 10am to 2pm, 27th April 2019.
A collection of photographs will be displayed of yester-year Patonga with a guest speaker, the opportunity to scan your old photographs or tell your story.
Catch up with old friends and family.

Exhibition of historical photographs of Patonga.
Explanation and invitation to participate in the Patonga Project.
Guest speaker – local historian and author Julie Aitchison.
Forum to answer your questions on history of Patonga.
Bring your photographs, memorabilia or stories to share with others.

Representatives from local historical and genealogical groups.
BBQ to raise funds for restoration of Patonga’s war memorial.
Help us with stories and people in our repository of photographs.
The Patonga Project is a group of volunteers aimed at collecting a repository of photographs and stories associated with Patonga so they can be enjoyed by future generations.

Event Details
ADDRESS: 6 Brisk Street, Patonga, New South Wales
TIMES: Sat 27 April - 10am to 2pm
ENTRY FEES: By donation
BOOKING: Prebooking required
WEBSITE: www.patonga.org

Shipbuilders Heritage Walk
Celebrate an amazing shipbuilding heritage and walk the scenic waterfront on a flat, relatively short pathway from Kincumber. Enjoy historical displays along the way and stamp your '4 Villages Passport'. Answer simple questions, drawn for prizes. Arrive at Davistown waterfront for entertainment, food and fun!

Join us on a 3.3km easy and flat scenic walk commencing on Carrack Road Kincumber near the Shipbuilders Memorial Sculpture on the waterfront. The sculpture of stainless steel and hardwood that extends out over the Broadwater was created by renowned sculpture John Woulfe.

The walk is within the area of the four villages of Kincumber, Yattalunga, Saratoga and Davistown which was the hub of major shipbuilding activity from the 1820s to the 1950s. Experience this historic area and fascinating maritime history, viewing the historic models, dioramas and information displayed along the walk.

Purchase your 4 Villages Passport between 9 am to 1.30pm and includes a Q&A form. At the four ‘border stations’ get your passport stamped and in each of the historical display marquees, find the answers to easy questions to be in the draw for prizes. At Davistown waterfront there’s entertainment, music, displays, food and fun.

A free shuttle bus runs between Kincumber and Davistown waterfronts.

Event Details
ADDRESS: Carrak Road, Kincumber, New South Wales
The walk commences at Kincumber waterfront via Carrack Road and near the Shipbuilders Memorial sculpture.
TIMES: Sunday May 5th, 9.00am to 3.00pm
ENTRY FEES: Adults $5, Children $2.00, Concession $5 (4 Villages Passport)

History & Heritage Ferry Tours
Cruise some of the most fascinating waterways in the south seas while enjoying the live commentary and onscreen presentation bringing to life the history and heritage of the area.

Cruise on the Ferry ‘Sorrento’ to amazing historic sites, relive days past on TV screens and listen to live commentary by an awarded historian. Presented on screen is a decades work; research, illustrations, animations, historic/onsite photographs, dioramas, static and working models. These special history ferry tours, usually only conducted on weekdays are now also available on weekends, at concession prices, for the Australian Heritage Festival. 

Tour 1 is Broken Bay/Hawkesbury River departing from Patonga or Brooklyn includes; two of the oldest wrecks in the Australian Navy, West Head Fort’s amazing inclined railway and why did the Hawkesbury Rail Bridge fail?

Tour 2 is Gosford/Brisbane Water departing from Woy Woy includes; the great shipbuilding heritage of the area, the HMAS Patricia Cam sunk in 1943 and the 1880s General Gordon.

ALL adults on all tours at concession prices. Tours are 3.15 hrs and include complimentary morning tea.

Event Details
ADDRESS: Dangar Road, Brooklyn, New South Wales
Woy Woy, Patonga, Brooklyn
TIMES: 9.35am to 12.45pm
ENTRY FEES: Adults $30, Children $20, Concession $30
BOOKING: Prebooking required: 0418 631 313

A Mosman Hall of Industry
Many Mosman residents and their businesses were once household names and while the names may be familiar their stories have faded over time. This exhibition takes a look at some iconic Australian brands which were found in homes all over Australia.

This exhibition features iconic Australian brands including Metters, Malleys, Rexona and Taubmans established or managed by Mosman residents. A main feature of the exhibition will be the array of ephemera used to promote these companies and perpetuate their commercial identity during the early 20th century.

Event Details
ADDRESS: 605 Military Road, Mosman, New South Wales
TIMES: Monday /Wednesday/Friday 9.30 am -5.30 pm; Tuesday/Thursday 9.30 am- 9 pm; Saturday/Sunday 10am - 4pm

Icons of Sydney Harbour
Let our knowledgeable volunteer guides take you on a tour of Sydney’s iconic landmarks and places, as seen from its wonderful harbour— often referred to as Sydney’s No. 1 icon.
Start Time: 10am
Finish Time: 12.30pm

Event Details:
The tour starts with an introduction to Sydney Heritage Fleet and the cruise. Unlike other harbour tours on ferries and cruise boats, our motor launch Harman (c.1943) can take you in close to the shoreline to get amazing views of some 20 or so Sydney icons, some well-known, some surprises and some controversial—and we can tell you about one icon forgotten by most people. Barangaroo, the Opera House, historic mansions and Garden Island naval base are just a few icons you will see up close. And for those who loved our Seven Islands tour west of the Harbour Bridge, this tour takes you past four of the five islands east of the bridge.

Event Details
ADDRESS: 2 Murray Street, Sydney, New South Wales
Meeting Point: Main entrance of the Australian National Maritime Museum
TIMES: May 4th, 10am to 12.30pm
ENTRY FEES: Adults $35, Children $$ 35.00, Concession $35
BOOKING: Prebooking required
WEBSITE: www.shf.org.au

Henry Kendall Cottage 180th Anniversary – The Road to Cooranbean History Walk
Celebrating the 180th Anniversary of Henry Kendall Cottage the Brisbane Water Historical Society proudly presents the “Fagan’s Run” exhibition March 1 to May 30 and “The Road to Cooranbean History Walk” Saturday, 18th May - 10am until 12pm. Come along and discover the far reaching connections of the Fagan family.

Discover the far reaching connections of the Fagan family.

The tour will start at 10am from Goodaywang Reserve, Kurrawa Ave, Point Clare, continue along the waterside of Fagan’s Park, through Bungaree Reserve, concluding at Henry Kendall Cottage (once known as ‘Cooranbean’) at midday.
BBQ lunch and light refreshments to follow.
Return passenger shuttle to Goodaywang Reserve is available after the tour or after lunch.

Children under 16 are free – $7 Adults (includes tour and lunch).
Comfortable footwear is recommended – easy walk / flat surface. Convenient parking.

Event Details
ADDRESS: 25 Henry Kendall Street, West Gosford, New South Wales
The walking tour will commence at 10am from Goodaywang Reserve, Kurrawa Ave, Point Clare, continuing along the waterside of Fagan’s Park, through Bungaree Reserve, concluding at Henry Kendall Cottage (once known as ‘Cooranbean’) at midday.

'The Road to Cooranbean History Walk' - Saturday 18 May - 10am until 12pm with a BBQ lunch and light refreshments to follow.
'Fagan's Run' temporary exhibition - on display 1 March until 30 May.
Henry Kendall Cottage and Historical Museum is open Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday 10am until 3pm.
Groups at other times by appointment.

ENTRY FEES: Adults $7
BOOKING: info@henrykendallcottage.org.au or (02) 4325 2270
ONSITE FACILITIES: Accessible, Family Events, Guided Tours
Parking, Refreshments Available, Toilets, Accessible toilets
SOCIAL: Facebook
OTHER THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW: Children under 16 free (includes tour and lunch). If passenger transport over to Goodaywang Reserve is required prior to the walking tour commencing please contact the Society in advance of the day so that convenient arrangements can be made.

Guns Out For Tombsy Gala Benefit Dinner

The Guns Out for Tombsy Gala Benefit Dinner is being held on Friday June 21, at The Star, Sydney. MC for the event is Phil Kearns, Guest speaker Sam Bailey and you’ll hear from Richard himself...with more announcements to come! This will not be your regular rugby dinner - it promises to be a night of entertainment- so invite your partner, colleagues and friends. 

A Life, a Family, a Community has been changed. It’s time to get your Guns Out and support your mate Tombsy. 

Tables of 10 are now being sold (no single ticket being sold at present). To purchase go to: www.cvent.com/d/z6qqg8/4W

Modus Operandi Brewing Co.

14 Harkeith Street
Mona Vale
Ph: 8407 9864

$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

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

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 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 

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.

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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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/