January 26 - February 1, 2020: Issue 435


In 2020 we will celebrate our 88th season.

As the oldest and biggest club on the Peninsular, we have a long tradition of producing Junior Representative, First Grade, and Australian Representative players.

We have teams for every age group from Under 6s to Under 20s as well as Open Age A Grade and Over 35s Masters where we have players in their 60s.

For 2020 we are introducing Girls only Blues Tag Teams for Under 11, 13 and 15s where the rules are the same, but the game is non-contact.

We are a community-based club with a strong focus on family and inclusion. Our values are Honour, Respect, Loyalty, Integrity, and Teamwork. Most of all we have FUN while developing our skills under qualified coaches in a safe environment. We accept Active Kids Vouchers so have your details ready.

2020 Registration Pricing
  • U4-6 $150
  • 7-16 $195
  • 17-20 $220
Come and make some lifelong friends while you play the greatest game of all with the Narrabeen Sharks, register now -> www.playrugbyleague.com

All registrations will now be processed online, please ensure you register your child/children on the above link before attending our Club House Open Day on Saturday 1 February 2020 from 9 am-1 pm.

If you have any further questions or enquiries, please reach out to Narrabeen Sharks Treasurer, Desiree Abbott to email sharksregistrar2101@gmail.com.

Mona Vale Raiders Rugby League Club

Time to register with the mighty Mona Vale Raiders for the 2020 season which is fast approaching
Please click on the below link to register. Don’t forget to log onto the Services NSW website and get your 2020 active kids voucher

  • U6 & U7 $105 ($5 if you use your active kids’ voucher)
  • U8-U16 $170 ($70 if you use your active kids’ voucher)
  • U16 & Above $185 ($85 if you use your active kids’ voucher)

Don’t forget each register player, volunteer and coach receives one free NRL ticket to a game per week!! Plus players get the below

* Full playing kit that the player gets to keep at the end of the year
* Training shirt
* Drink bottle

Discount for multiple registrations
  • Register 2 kids you get a $10 discount
  • Register 3 kids you get a $15 discount
  • Register 4 kids you get a $25 discount


If you have any questions please email registrar@monavalerugbyleague.com.au for help

Avalon Bulldogs J.R.L.C. 2020 Rego

Registrations for the 2020 season are now open! Go to playrugbyleague.com to complete your rego.
Active kids vouchers can be used in our new online rego format.

Avalon Bulldogs Junior Rugby League Club fields teams from Under 6's through to Open Age within the Manly Warringah District and NSW Northern Conference Competitions.

Club Contact
Name: Samantha Baum

Introduction to Short Handed Sailing  Seminar

Hosted by The Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club - RPAYC
Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at 6:30 AM – 8:30 AM
The Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club - RPAYC (Newport, New South Wales, Australia)
16 Mitala Street, Newport

Every wondered how to get into Short handed Sailing, how to set our boat up, safety equipment, sail configurations and more? Come down to this free seminar to learn more.

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


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


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 

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.

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.


Ride with Aboriginal Peoples

26 January 2020 7.00 am
Cycle from Manly-Dee Why-Narrabeen to Church Point
Meet: West of Manly wharf at the memorial where Wil-Le-Me-Ring speared Governor Captain Arthur Phillip.
Route - see map: Manly, Queenscliff, Freshwater, Curl Curl, Dee Why (Pick Up), Collaroy, Ocean Parade, Narrabeen (Pick Up), Mona Vale and Church Point back to Manly
Note: Includes a support car so no one is left behind.
Contact: 0404 353 253 or colin.httn@bigpond.com

Be welcomed by friends at Church Point and meet local Garigal man Neil Evers. Hear stories about the coastal saltwater Aboriginal people who once lived in the area while you enjoy a well-deserved rest.
You and me come together as one in Aboriginal Country
In association with the Aboriginal Support Group - Manly Warringah Pittwater - contact info@asgmwp.net

Funds for the Firies and Wildlife: Benefit Gig at Avalon RSL

Saturday, February 1, 2020 at 12 PM – 11:59 PM
Avalon Beach RSL Club: 1 Bowling Green Lane, Avalon
Local Music from Midday to Midnight in support of four Bushfire related charities. 
Main Event in Surf Lounge (from 8pm)
Featuring  ... MARVELL!
Supported by Scoot the Loot, The Ginger Bakers + Special Guests 

Day Entertainment 
* Live entertainment from Avalon's favorite local solo and duo artists in the courtyard from 12pm - 7pm. 
* Schedule coming soon! 
* Fundraiser Raffle drawn from 7:15pm - Minimum $1,500 in goodies to be won. 

Fundraising Information
* $1 from every drink & $2 from every meal will be donated. 
* All staff tips matched by Avalon RSL up to $1,000.
* Suggested gold coin or note donation entry on the day.
* Min. $10 entry into Surf Lounge from 8pm. 

Where are the raised funds going?
​The funds will be split equally between the below 4 charities: 
* NSW Rural Fire Service
* Red Cross Bushfire Appeal 
* The Koala Hospital - Port Maquarie 

Peninsula Bridge Club Bush Fire Fundraising For Red Cross

We will be having a special bridge session so that members and visitors can come together to raise some funds.  We all know it will be a long rebuild process and all the dollars count.  The details are as follows:

When:  Sunday 2nd February, 12.00 for 12.30 pm.
Where: Nelson Heather Centre, 4 Jacksons Road, Warriewood

Table money $20.  Red point event . All funds going to the Red Cross. Details of how the funds will be used can be found through the link.

Raffle: 1st Prize – dinner or lunch for 2 with wine at Bert’s Restaurant at The Newport (value $400).  Raffle tickets $5.00 or 3 for $10.00.  

*** Tickets can be purchased before PM sessions on Mon/Wed/Fri and on 2/2/20 ***

Unpartnered players welcome.  All levels of player will be accommodated. Visitors from other clubs as well as other family and friends welcome

Bring something to share for afternoon tea – but if we have too much you may take it home

Register through this link.  We will also have sign on sheet at the club for those without internet. 
Thank you.
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

Refresh/Learn Bridge

Personalised, small-group beginner courses “on demand” start January 2020 at Peninsula Bridge Club in the Nelson Heather Centre Warriewood - at agreed times to suit YOU!
Cost $100. Four lessons. 2 hours max. Text book included. The Bridge Ed Team also offers a refresher course “on demand” for those returning to bridge.
As soon as we have 4 people registered to learn at their preferred time, one of our Bridge Ed Team will be appointed to contact you to arrange payment and provide details.

All of our team are experienced ABF accredited teachers. Your personal teacher will plan lessons (based on our modern standard system) to suit your group. Each player’s development will be monitored, with individualised practice play follow-up suggestions  including other club session options and/or online. Your teacher can also provide a Buddy when you’re ready to help you transition to our regular Rookie duplicate sessions (if you’d like).
We also offer Improve Your Declarer Play and Defender Play courses and introduce a bridge convention each month in extra lesson sessions.
So many options are waiting for you in 2020 at Peninsula Bridge Club!
CONTACT: Susan Eason - 0418 177 444 - beginners@peninsulabridgeclub.org.au

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.

Don’t forget to register before 11pm on 2nd Feb to take advantage of our early bird discount. Go to our website for details or come and meet us at Mona Vale Surf Club on Sunday 2nd Feb from 9-12pm.

Narrabeen Youth Club Netball
- remember to activate your Active Kids Vouchers prior to registering. 

If you get an error on Nettas registration page please use this link

Peninsula Netball Club Playe
r registration for the 2020 season are now open!! Go to our website www.peninsulanetball.org.au and click on “REGISTER” for all ages 8yrs - senior players. Apply for your active kids voucher to get $100 off your registration fees during the online registration process. Registrations will close before team grading on Feb 2 so jump online now so you don’t miss out on a great 2020 season with Peninsula!

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

Friday, February 14, 2020 at 9:30 PM – 12 AM
Pittwater RSL
82 Mona Vale Rd Mona Vale, Mona Vale, New South Wales, Australia 2103
The Angels and Boom Crash Opera. Two legendary Australian bands. One stage. It’s called Sideshow, because while the bands are on 2020’s monstrous Red Hot Summer Tour they’re teaming up for a series of Friday night shows around the country. No rest for the wicked. The Angels and Boom Crash Opera have 27 Top 40 hits between them, including the Aussie classics ‘Am I Ever Gonna See Your Face Again’, ‘No Secrets’ and ‘Take A Long Line’; and ‘The Best Thing’, ‘Dancing In The Storm’ and ‘Great Wall’. This is one Sideshow you won’t want to miss.

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. 

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

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 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

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/

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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