August 25 - 31, 2019: Issue 418

Bilgola SLSC 70th Anniversary Celebration
Hosted by Bilgola Surf Life Saving Club Inc
Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 6 PM – 9 PM
Bilgola Beach Surf Club
Tickets: $20

Celebrate 70 years of Bilgola SLSC 
Cocktail party - buy tickets here:

Bold Beginnings 
Talented Young Musicians Perform at Forestville

Twelve of the brightest young musicians, the 2019 Sydney Symphony Orchestra Fellows, will perform “Bold Beginnings,” an intriguing program of chamber works and arrangements, for Wyvern Music Forestville at OLGC Catholic Church on Sunday 11th August at 4pm.

A fanfare in the form of Purcell’s Fantasias for brass trio, boldly begins the concert, and concludes with Carl Friedrich Ebers’ arrangement of Beethoven’s First Symphony, following the 19th century custom of publishing chamber arrangements of popular symphonies. Iain Farrington has continued this practice into the 21st Century with his arrangement of Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel Overture. Benjamin Britten’s Sinfonietta is a mini symphony for eleven players and was his first published work, establishing him as a major force in British music. Peggy Polias is a remarkable young Australian composer whose work Street Sketches explores the relationship between popular and classical music.

Now in its 18th year, the Sydney Symphony Orchestra Fellowship is one of the world’s leading orchestral training programs. The year-long Fellowship program offers emerging artists the opportunity to work closely with Australia’s premier orchestra, mentoring by permanent members of the different sections through technical and practical experience, and crucial training to secure positions in professional orchestras around the world. The 2019 Fellows were chosen from over 200 applications across Australia and New Zealand.

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 11th August at 4pm
Tickets: (including refreshments): $25 - full, $20- concession, $15– students, (children under 16 are free).
Enquiries: Wyvern Music Forestville- Ph/Fax: 9416 5234

Photo:  Fellowship Group  photo by Anthony Geernaert

Spring Fair

Hosted by Stony Range Regional Botanic Garden and Australian Plants Society Northern Beaches Group
Sunday, September 8, 2019 at 9 AM – 5 PM
Stony Range Regional Botanic Garden
810 Pittwater Road, Dee Why 2099

This year the theme is 'Back to the Bush' 
Enjoy native plant sales and advice plus displays, children's activities, live native animals, walks, music, sculptures, photography displays, BBQ  and coffee shop.

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

Pittwater Camera Club - 

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! 

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:


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

Palm Beach Golf Club

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

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.

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 

Commencing September 1st 2019:

Pittwater Children's Author: Spring School Holidays Fun At The State Library

Just who are the D-Bot Squad, Zac Power, Star Girl and Harriet Clare? You can find out all about these energetic and lovable characters in this interactive workshop with their creator Louise Park. Discover Louise’s secrets for writing and start a fabulously exciting story of your own.

Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at 10 AM – 11:30 AM
The State Library of New South Wales
Macquarie Street, Sydney,
8–12 years
Bookings essential - Book in HERE

Louise Park - Profile of the Week Issue 255

2019 Lifeline High Schools Surf Challenge
Hosted by Lifeline Northern Beaches
Friday, September 6, 2019 at 8 AM – 5 PM
South Curly Beach
Carrington Pde, Curl Curl, New South Wales, Australia 2096

Your High School is invited to compete in the 2019 Lifeline High Schools Surf Challenge being held at South Curl Curl Beach on Friday 6th September. With last year’s Inaugural event being a huge success, Lifeline Northern Beaches is committed to supporting High Schools, Teachers and Students from all over the Northern Beaches and North Shore with up to twenty-four teams in both Boys and Girls Divisions contesting this year’s Lifeline High Schools Surf Challenge.

On top of crowning the Boys and Girls Champions on the day, the top four teams in both Divisions will qualify to the 2020 Sydney Surf Pro at Manly to surf-off for a spot in the 2020 Lifeline Classic.
All High Schools that enter will also receive a Lifeline ‘Accidental Counsellor' training session provided by qualified Lifeline counsellors. Please return your entry form (attached) ASAP to confirm your High Schools participation. 

Entry Fee: $200 (covers cost of event including qualified judges, insurance and lifeguard)
Entries close Monday 2 September 2019

Rotary's Big Dig Treasure Hunt & Family Fun Day
Hosted by Rotary Club of Upper Northern Beaches
Sunday, September 15, 2019 at 9:30 AM – 3 PM
Newport Beach

Rotary's Big Dig at Newport Beach is a fun-filled event for all the family!  Find "treasure" in the sand, walk the plank, craft stalls, sand sculpture competition, giant jumping castle and best-dressed pirate prizes are just some of the great activities. Tasty BBQ lunch available.  Book your place or come on the day.  

SLSSNB Annual Interbranch Fundraising Golf Day

Friday 20 September 2019 at 7:00am
At:  Bayview Golf Club
1825 Pittwater Road, Mona Vale
This year the SNB Golf Day helps to send our SNB team to compete at the Interbranch titles. The Golf Day will again be held at Bayview Golf Club on Friday 20th September 2019

Light pollution at the urban forest edge

Start Date & Time: Wednesday, 28 August 2019 6:30 - 8.30 pm
Address: Chatswood Golf Club House, 128 Beaconsfield Road, Chatswood
Cost: Free
Tickets Available
Hosted by Willoughby Council
Artificial light sources on the edges of urban forest have diverse effects on bats and insects that can reduce available habitat and decrease connectivity for light sensitive species.

Come and meet researcher Joanna Haddock and hear (7:30-8:30 pm) about her work studying the impacts of the various types of lights used in our urban landscape. There will also be a short walk beforehand (6:30-7:30pm) with a specialist ecologist looking at bat behaviour and how we can monitor bats.

Contact: Simon Brown on 0418 490 810 or email

Photo: White Striped Mastiff - Tadarida australis - by Michael Pennay

Mona Vale Hospital Auxiliary Stalls 2019

Pittwater Place, Mona Vale stalls:
July 6th, August 3rd, September 7th, October 5th, November 2nd, December 7th
Selling sewing, knitting, craft, books, 9am to 3pm

Sausage Sizzles at Bunnings, Narrabeen:  8am to 3pm
Saturdays, July 13th, August 10th, September 14th, October 12th, November 9th, December 14th

Mona Vale Garden Club's 48th Spring Flower Show

Saturday, 28 September 2019 - 10:00am to 3:00pm
Wonderful display of flowers, potted plants, vegetables, herbs and floral art. Plants, white elephant goods and cakes for sale. Raffles. Refreshments available.
Gold coin entry; $2.00 - children no charge
Ted Blackwood Hall
Cnr Jacksons & Boondah Roads

The Divine Miss M - The Bette Midler Story
Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 8 PM – 11 PM
Pittwater RSL
82 Mona Vale Rd, Mona Vale
While taking you on a journey through Bette’s career with songs ranging from her biggest hits: Wind Beneath My Wings, The Rose, From A Distance and Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy, the Divine Miss M tribute show brings you songs from some of her biggest concert tours – including comedy hits such as Long John Blues, Fat As I Am and the hilarious, Pretty Legs-Great Big Knockers.

Packed with Bette’s wit and comedy, you will hear her unique perspective on many subjects including jokes from the late and great Miss Sophie Tucker.  And no Divine Miss M tribute would be complete without Delores De Lago .. the zany, wheelchair-bound mermaid her watery wisdom!

About Annemarie
Annemarie has been likened to Bette Midler for years.
Fans and fellow performers have often referred to her as The Divine Miss A. Beginning her career as a teenager in a rock band in the larger Sydney Venues, Annemarie has used her versatile vocal abilities to perform jazz, gospel, cabaret, rock & contemporary music all over the country.  

Annemarie has been performing the Divine Miss M tribute show around the country for over ten years. 
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.

Saturday, August 31, 2019
1:00pm – 4:00pm
Coastal Environment Centre (map)
Pelican pathway, Lake Park Rd.
North Narrabeen

This workshop gardening workshop is to help you make the most of the space you have for growing edibles in your own garden.  You will learn techniques such as stacking, lattices, using narrow niches and wall and fence spaces, portable grow bags, clever plant choices such as dwarf varieties and low maintenance plants that take up minimum space with a high yield. Get inspired and some new ideas ahead of Spring plantings!

Grow your own food, optimise your space. and increase your garden’s productivity.  Join Angela Penn, kitchen garden teacher at Manly West Primary School; and science teacher for this workshop.

Cost $25 non-members, $15 members  

Local organic seeds will also be available for you to take for free to get your garden going! The workshop is at Coastal Environment Centre which gives practical examples of edibles and natives gardening, native bees and composting.

Bookings are essential and places limited.  Please email in the subject heading put gardening workshop.

Sunday, September 15, 2019: 10:00am – 4:00pm
Open the door to sustainable living by touring some of Australia’s most environmentally progressive homes on show at Sustainable House Day, Sunday 15 September 2019. This unique peer to peer education is a valuable resource for anyone looking for inspiration, ideas and the key to sustainable living.  Find sustainable houses near you at the link:

Help us celebrate Sustainable House month in Pittwater.

Sunday, September 22, 2019: 10:00am – 2:00pm
Manly Vale Community Garnen (map)
3 Innes Road
Manly Vale
Manly Vale Community Garden’s annual spring fair will be an amazing range of activities.  There will be workshops on composting, and micro-greens and kids face painting. See the self-watering wicking beds we helped build at July’s permabee; and enjoy a Crop Swap.  There will be numerous stalls including from PNB so come and ask us about permaculture and our unique and up-coming activities on sustainability.

Thursday, September 26, 2019:  7:15pm – 9:00pm
Narrabeen Tramshed Community Centre (map)
1395 Pittwater Road, Narrabeen
Our September monthly meeting is on nutrition, gut health, managing stress levels and how they are all inter-connected. Hear first hand from a nutritionist Emma Dean on how  you can make improvements in your daily life and your health. 

Emma brings her passion for well being to life by addressing areas where nutritional support, behaviours around food, and lifestyle improvements can  create positive change while managing the stress of our modern lives.

Entry is by donation ($5 is recommended) all are welcome!
Organic teas and coffees available bring a plate to share food or swap plants, books, CD s, items for your home or garden.

Saturday, October 12, 2019: 10:00am – 3:00pm
Explore our local natural environment,  join us as we learn to identify different local plants, flowers and berries, explore their dyeing properties. Discover new and traditional methods to extract and to create different shades and colours. Using our kitchen waste, vegetable fruit scraps and peels to create zero waste natural pigments into environmentally friendly fashion. Find out how to prepare the textiles and create the recipes for dyeing.

Gloria Chung is a professional graphic designer, visual artist, beekeeper and Permaculture designer.  The focus of her sustainability practice is ethical fashion, natural dye, textile, promoting and marketing for ethical businesses.  She is also the steering group member of Transition Bondi.

Bookings are essential PNB members $60, non-members $80
Includes all materials, equipment, tuition, and you are also invited to bring your own natural fibers and old clothing to experiment.

Bookings are essential and places are limited to 10 persons.  Please contact:

Please bring a plate to share for lunch.

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

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 :

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.

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:


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. 

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:

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

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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

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