November 29 - December 5, 2020: Issue 476

Come and join us for the 2020 Barefoot Bowls Competition, taking place on Friday Nights from November 20th to December 11th.

- Come on your own or bring some friends
- Play often or occasionally
- Relax in our tropical "pop up beer garden" post-game.
- Fuel up and feast on gourmet burgers or Mediterranean dips delivered greenside

Lots of fun and the perfect way to end the week! Register now as places are limited! 

Gone Fishing Gallery at Waterfront Store Church Point

Open again TODAY in the top room Waterfront Store. Open mainly weekends as an addition to the waterfront cafe. Keep up to date on their Facebook page

Park House - Mona Vale Hotel
2 Park Street, Mona Vale

Join us in Garden Bar for Late Night Live – a cosy evening of live music acts featuring the Northern Beaches best local talents. Enjoy a drink or two with friends while you bop away in your seats and listen to a mix of classic throw backs, pop hits and more!

Check out the schedule & book your table here: 

Avalon Beach RSL Fishing Club

We are a friendly like-minded group of fisher-people based at Avalon Beach RSL Club and welcome all new members and encourage juniors to participate.


Fishing competitions start every third (3rd) Friday of the month at 5:00pm with weigh-in on the Sunday, 2:30pm at Avalon Beach RSL.

Avalon Amnesty International Group

Are you passionate about human rights? There is a small Amnesty International Group in Avalon. We would like to get bigger! Normally we meet at 5:30 pm on the second Tuesday of every month at the back of the Avalon Baptist Church on George St. Please get in touch with Gerd Hollander,, if you want details, or visit their web page

Narrabeen RSL 

NB: capacity to 50 at a time.
Ph: 9913 8016

We will be forever grateful for your continued support and patronage at the friendliest club. Big shout out to  all the legends that have booked and dined with us over the last couple of weeks.

Operation Hours
Monday 2pm - 6pm
Tuesday 2pm - 9pm
Wednesday 2pm - 9pm
Thursday 2pm - 10pm
Friday 2pm - 10pm
Saturday 12 Noon - 10pm
Sunday 12 Noon - 9pm

Palm Beach Golf Club

Phone: 9974 4079
Visit us to celebrate the relaunch of Palm Beach Golf Club!

We are pleased to announce that the Restaurant & Club will reopen on Tuesday 2nd June. Phillip Martin, former owner and chef of Avalon institution Starfish, has joined our team and will be cooking up a storm. Open the link to see our new menus.

Sit back and enjoy the familiar view of the Pittwater with our new food and drinks menu. Its been a hard year and we've been missing our regulars, so book a table and raise a glass to our health care workers and health officers who guided us during the pandemic. 

The club is following current restrictions of fifty people within the venue, so please book to secure a table. Walk-ins are accepted however we ask that all visitors wait at the stairs until they are seated by our staff.   
In compliance with Health NSW, our staff will routinely sterilise used facilities at the clubhouse and limit total patronage to fifty at a time. We ask that all visitors to the club please wait at the stairs to be seated by our friendly staff. Booking is recommended.

Our golf course is still available for use Mon-Sun 7:00 am - 6:00 pm.
Bookings made by non-members must be made through the ProShop (T: 9974 4813).

In the interest of public health, please refrain from visiting the club in any capacity if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms;
  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Breathing difficulties 
  • Fatigue 
  • Shortness of breath
We apologise for any inconvenience and thank you for your compliance.

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:

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:

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

Avalon Computer Pals for Seniors

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

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

Keep up to date on our Facebook page 

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.

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Yaw waY Platform Artist Run Initiative warmly invites you to their upcoming show, SCULPTURE WALK ON THE GREEN, December 3rd to 6th. Narrabeen RSL’s gallery space expands out onto the bowling green for this open air, covid-safe event. Family, friends and the wider community can enjoy the bar, bistro and grassy greens while re-engaging with the arts.

With a wide variety of sculptural artists on display, Yaw waY is proud to provide a platform to both emerging and established artists, especially important following the scarcity of opportunity caused by the global pandemic. Curated by Carina Capone, the show includes artists from the Northern Beaches art community, alongside artists from the greater Sydney area as well as regionally.

Pittwater Ocean Swims Offer Ocean Swimmers A New Year Breath Of Fresh Air

It’s been a challenging year but the Pittwater surf clubs are offering a breath of fresh air for 2021 with a series of ocean swims in January.

Plans are underway for the popular Newport Pool to Peak ocean swims to kick off on Sunday January 3rd at the picturesque Newport Beach.

Chairman of the Pool to Peak organising committee, John Guthrie, says planning is well underway to have three swim courses, 400m, 800m and 2Kms, under a Covid Safe Plan that aims to keep everyone involved safe, as well as comply with Health Department guidelines.

“We will have various protocols in place including a limit of 500 people involved on the beach at any one time with only online entries accepted. Covid Safe marshals will ensure social distancing and the starts for each swim will be staggered to keep people separated.

“These are different times but what a great way to start a brand-new year, swimming in the ocean, at one with nature. We can put 2020 behind us with this great event. We are expecting a rush for entries online once entries open at as we all plunge into the ocean. I recommend booking early as we may have to limit entries,” said John.

“At this stage all the Pittwater ocean swims will be following the Covid Safe protocols, with the limit of 500 applying unless there is a relaxation of the rules in the meantime,” John added.

David Madew and Nicola Curtin, organisers of the Bilgola Ocean Swims, are well advanced with the planning of their two swims for Sunday January 17th. The normal courses of 500M and 1500M are being planned in a COVID-safe way.

“Our aim is to be able to hold the two swims safely for both swimmers and volunteer” said David “We are, however, mindful of that we conform to local, state and national government regulations and advice.

“We will only be accepting entries before the day and then adapt the starting regimes to allow us to operate safely for both swimmers and volunteers.’ he added.

Mona Vale will hold their swims on Sunday January 24th featuring 2 and 1Km courses.

The Big Swim, Palm Beach to Whale Beach would normally be held Sunday January 31st with organisers currently finalising their plans.

Avalon SLSC will hold their swims on Sunday March 21st 2021 with a 1.2Kms swim at Avalon as well as the Newport to Avalon Round the Bends 2.5 Kms. swim and will also follow Covid Safe guidelines.

The Pittwater Ocean Swims series are critical fund raisers for the clubs involved with funds going towards the purchase of essential lifesaving equipment and its maintenance.

“So, here is the opportunity to embrace the wonderful environment at these superb beaches, feel the energizing ocean water again and get your dose of vitamin sea!

“At the same time, you will be supporting the surf clubs who keep you and your family safe,” Mr Guthrie said.

Entries for the Pittwater ocean swims are available online at

Avalon Beach Bowling Club Reopens

We are pleased to announce that the Bowlo is back and offering members and patrons a 'new experience' with a near-full makeover of the club's facilities.  New carpets, paint, lighting, fans and much more.  Opening at 2.30pm - social distancing is a must and limited numbers. We look forward to seeing you here.

Palm Beach Markets: 

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

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 wi 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

The Marina Cafe

1856 Pittwater Rd, Church Point Church Point
Open Daily for Dine in and Takeaway - Breakfast Lunch & Dinner - 8am-8pm.
This weeks special is a saffron white wine bouillabaisse w king prawns blue swimmer crab mahi mahi & mussels served w char grilled sourdough.

Seating availability is limited - Please, kindly call or email to reserve a table. (02) 9997 3847 - 

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:

$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.

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:

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