June 16 - 22, 2019: Issue 409

Your invitation to a special night 

Monday 8th July at 7.30pm
“Uluru Statement from the Heart” 
Guest speaker Lynda-June Coe
Lynda is from Fighting In Solidarity Towards Treaties - a social and political initiative aiming to represent and liberate Australia's First Nations people.

FISTT aims to create platforms and space for negotiating Sovereignty and Treaty nationwide.

“A treaty for me represents freedom. This country cannot call itself an equal society that is just, if its First Nations still have those colonial chains,” Lynda-June Coe said.

This night will be different to the usual as the supper will be a bowl of soup! Pumpkin or Lentil Soup & bread roll. Tea, coffee and cakes will be available as usual. 

So we know how much soup to make, we need you to help us by booking your seats.  No Fee, just let us know how many are coming via info@asgmwp.net

All welcome - this is a Free night, including supper

Mona Vale Memorial Hall 
1606 Pittwater Rd, Mona Vale
Hosted by ASG-MWP
Your Donations are welcome


Northern Beaches Instrumental Festival

Hosted by Northern Beaches Symphonic Youth Band
Sunday, June 23, 2019 at 5 PM – 7 PM
Pittwater High School
Namona St, Narrabeen

Come and hear our new and exciting repertoire! 
Northern Beaches Symphonic Youth Band is an exciting new venture giving school leavers the opportunity to play high quality symphonic band literature.

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: 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


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

Club Palm Beach Social Golf Group

If you enjoy a relaxing round of golf and would like to meet some local characters and top it off with the best old school breakfast (kale free) and beverages come and join us 6 30 am Sunday - every 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month.

Sydney Northern Beaches Woodturners Inc

Sydney Northern Beaches Woodturners - Monthly Demonstration - Wood Turning Demonstration on the third Sunday of the month: 9am-2pm

The aim of our group is to bring together people who are interested in woodturning and to assist new members to participate in the craft of woodturning. At the same time we aim to socialise and have fun. We are active in supporting local community groups and charities. We make cash donations as well as donations of toys and equipment made by our members.  Come and see us at the Narrabeen RSL Club, Nareen Pde, North Narrabeen. Workshop Open every Tuesday, Friday and Saturday between 9 am and 12 noon. 

Cost: $5 for insurance & a cuppa (If you want to join there is a $25 yearly subscription fee). Contact: Jack Butler on 9999 4290 or email: johnbutler@optusnet.com.au . Website: https://sites.google.com/site/woodturner60/

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 


Johnson Bros Trade Day 2019

Thursday, June 20, 2019 at 12 PM – 5 PM
Johnson Bros Mitre 10 - Mona Vale
73 Bassett Street, Mona Vale
Massive Public Trade Day Event this Thursday starts at Noon,
in Australia's best Large format Hardware Store (Awarded by IHG & Awarded by Hardware Australia)
Over 50 Suppliers present Including the 3 main Power tool suppliers Makita, DeWalt and a secret other. All doing demo's and with bonus offers on the day.

Visits from the Triple M Rock Patrol and a Manly Sea Eagles Legend.

CPD points for the Tradies  and a free BBQ for all 

Soibada - Background and Update at Upper Northern Beaches Rotary

Hosted by Pittwater Friends Of Soibada and Rotary Club of Upper Northern Beaches
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Pittwater RSL
82 Mona Vale Rd Mona Vale

Have you ever wondered how the partnership between the Northern Beaches Community and the village of Soibada in Timor Leste began?

Do you want to know how your community has helped and supported that community?

Come and hear about the difference YOU have made and the sustainable development projects that YOU have enabled.
Do you know how far back Australia's ties with Timor Leste go and what sort of debt of honour we have to the people there?
Do you want to know more?:

Gosford Steam Weekend

June 29-30, 2019 at 10 AM – 3 PM
NSW Rail Museum
10 Barbour Rd, Thirlmere

Australia's largest operating steam engine returns to Gosford for one weekend only!

The NSW Rail Museum will be operating 1-hour steam train rides from Gosford for two days only on Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 June 2019.

Take a ride behind Australia's most powerful operating steam engine, Beyer-Garratt 6029, from Gosford Station to Hawkesbury River and return taking in the Brisbane Waters and historic Hawkesbury River Bridge along the way. 

This is one unique experience not to be missed!

Have a whale of a time with Fantasea Cruising

Winter has never given you a better reason to get rugged up and out of the house than for the highly anticipated annual whale migration.

Fantasea Cruising offers our Central Coast and Northern Beaches guests, an unforgettable opportunity for a scenic, educational and up-close encounter with our favourite charismatic creatures of the sea, the ‘humpback’ whale.

This guided adventure is hosted by our very own Marine Naturalist Lisa. Alongside our highly skilled whale watching crew, Lisa will share her love and extensive knowledge of all thing’s whales, wildlife and some Northern Beaches history too.

Our well known catamarans 8 Seasons and Escapade provide for a thrilling whale watching experience. Both boasting plentiful seating and spacious observation areas, in no time at all you are sure to be as in awe of these graceful, gentle giants as we are.

With cruises departing from Palm Beach and Ettalong most weekends of both the Northern and Southern Migrations, now is the perfect time to book your whale watching cruise. So get on board, the whales are waiting for you.

Avalon Bowling Club:

The Mezcaltones at Avalon Bowlo

Sunday, June 16, 2019 at 4 PM – 7 PM

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

Forest Ambassadors: Eramboo Artist Residency Award Exhibition

June 14 – June 23 at 10 AM to 4 PM
Gloria Florez presents Forest Ambassadors as part of her six-month artist residency at Eramboo Artist Environment, sponsored by Northern Beaches Council.  Through sustainable printmaking methods and unique hand-made paper techniques, her exhibition evokes nature’s power and ephemeral beauty by exploring the unique habitat of the Pittwater spotted gum forest, an endangered ecological community likely to become extinct.

This exhibition also features an artistic and environmental collaboration between children from Cromer Public School After School Care, with collaborative artistic support from local writer and author, Zena Shapter and local multi-media artist, Alyson Bell.

Photo Credit: Karen Watson Photography©


Hosted by Narrabeen RSL
Friday, June 28, 2019 at 7 PM – 10:30 PM
This is no ordinary choir!
No long term commitment, super casual and fun.
Drinks to be had and friends to be made.
No solos.....we promise.
Singing is for everyone! Come along and bring some mates.
Tickets from 7pm. $10 per head. Sing-a-long from 8pm.
1st 50 songsters receive a free drink.

CJ Ramone at Narrabeen

Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 8 PM – 11 PM
Narrabeen RSL
CJ RAMONE, fresh from headlining this years’ Joey Ramone Birthday Bash, takes the baseball bat to Aussie venues this September. One of the last few surviving punk rockers blessed with famous Ramones sobriquet CJ is bringing his killer band of cretins for a guitar crushing session of psycho therapy!

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
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.

Sunday, June 23, 2019
10:00am – 12:00pm
Manly West Public School Kitchen Garden 
Griffiths Street, Balgowlah

Learn how to set up your compost and/or  your worm farm to be an integral part of your waste management and your garden.  Learn tricks and tips for trouble shooting to make the best compost and worm juice fertiliser that you can. 

Northern Beaches and a number of other Councils give away free or discounted compost bins and worm farms to residents.  This workshop will assist you in setting them up and trouble shooting.

Additionally food waste going into landfill breaks down producing methane and carbon dioxide, both potent greenhouse gases. Fertilise your garden, reduce waste and your ecological footprint at the same time.

The two hour workshop is run by Angie Penn, Manly West School Kitchen Garden coordinator and science teacher. For bookings contact: angie.penn@unswalumni.com $10 for PNB members and $15 for non-members.

Thursday, June 27, 2019
7:15pm – 9:15pm
Lakeview Room, Narrabeen Tramshed Community Centre (map)
1395 Pittwater Road

This film is inspired by the New Story Summit at the Findhorn Foundation in Scotland: a sold-out multicultural, inter-generational inquiry into a new story for humanity, attended by change makers and activists from over 50 countries. The film is a beautifully and sensitively woven tapestry of the rich diversity that is the human family.  Featuring live event coverage and interviews on the essential topics of our time: from ancient wisdom to current thinking, from leadership to governance, from economy to social justice, from education to initiation,  from cosmology to ecology, from community to sustainability.

Captured through the lens of both our frailty and our wisdom this inquiry into a new story for humanity recognises our interdependence with the planet and in partnership with all life. What if we had the power to change the story, and with this awareness, change the world?

This evening is PNB’s annual winter soup and film night.   Entry is $8 for non-members and $5 for members. Organic teas, coffee, and soups are also available on the night for a small cost. All are welcome!

A swap table is available for home and garden items and plants and seeds if you wish to contribute or swap.

You can watch the trailer for this film at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6suQkraMp7A

A discussion will be held at the conclusion of the film. “…we are in between stories”  ecologist Walden Berry.

Sunday, June 30, 2019
1:00pm – 3:30pm
Narrabeen Tramshed Community Centre (map)
1395A Pittwater Road

There are many ways you can reduce ALL household waste in your home from food waste to single-use plastics. There are simple and easy reusing and up-cycling options as well as alternatives to using of these materials in the fist instance. Household waste ends up in landfill and contributes to green house gas emissions. Plastic pollution is now a serious threat to our ocean and waterways. 

Develop your own action plan to take your household waste down to zero. The workshop which will be at Narrabeen Tramshed will be led by Kellah Lam, long term zero waste advocate.  For bookings please contact:  cathy_natoli@hotmail.com 

Cost is $15 for non-members and $10 for PNB members.

Kick start yourself for Plastic Free July with this workshop!!

Sunday, July 7, 2019
1:30pm – 4:30pm
PNB has for five years had a native bee hive program where we distribute native bee hives to community gardens, community groups, and committed PNB members.  We assist in hive splitting every spring usually in October or November and then re-distribute the split hives again throughout the Northern Beaches.  Native bees are a keystone species in our local area - they are vital for the biodiversity of our native flora due to their role as pollinators. To keep a native bee hive you are playing a direct role in protecting the biodiversity of the Northern Beaches.

This workshop is building the hive boxes for the native bees so as we can be prepared for the hive split season ahead and pass on these skills to people in the PNB community. Hives are split on average every 1-2 years.

If you would like to attend this workshop please contact: matt@mattwilsontiling.com

You can also be involved in watching a hive split and workshop in the spring when we will use these boxes.

If you would like to know more about the PNB bee program please contact our bee team leader Paul Hoskinson at:  eustacestmanly@gmail.com

Thursday, July 25, 2019
7:15pm – 9:00pm
Narrabeen Tramshed Community Centre (map)
1395A Pittwater Road
Join Kirstie Wulf to learn about design, orientation and material selection to provide comfortable, healthy homes that work with nature to cool and heat your environment. 

Kirstie has a particular passion for natural building materials including hempcrete, light earth, straw bale, mud brick and rammed earth while using smart design.  She is the owner and building designer of Shelter Building Design.

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, cds, items for your home or garden.

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 p.n.b@hotmail.com in the subject heading put gardening workshop.

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. 

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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