April 23 - 29, 2017: Issue 309

Avalon Bowling Club:

2017 Concert Program

Become a member or renew your membership for 2017
Help us keep his valuable cultural experience on the Peninsula by joining now, so we can continue to bring talented and professional Australian & International Artists to perform for us in our own unique area.

Four concerts a year are held at
St Luke’s Grammar School, Bayview Campus 1977 Pittwater Rd. 
Friday nights at 8pm
Sunday afternoons at 2.30 pm

Postal address
The Hon Secretary Peninsula Music Club
16/67 Lynwood Ave, Dee Why 2099
Enquires Phone 9999-1937 or 0407-441-213

A feature of our concerts are the suppers we serve after each performance, where you can meet the artists and socialise with other members and friends. 

Friday 12th May: Monet: The Flowers of War
Be transported to France in the last days of the Belle Epoque, in the story of an iconic artist losing his greatest gift – his ability to see. Facing the death of everything he loves, everything meaningful to him, he creates more
work than any other artist during WW1, as he looks back on the world that is being lost - “le monde perdu”. This concert of sublime visual projections and French music brings together the paintings Monet created at Giverny
during the Great War including his Japanese Bridges, Water Lilies, Weeping Willows, and the Alley of Roses, alongside music written in 1914-1918 by serving or volunteering French composers such as Debussy, Ravel, Koechlin and Boulanger. This is a music+art / multimedia
concert, featuring artists Jane Rutter, flute, Andrew Goodwin, tenor, Tamara-Anna Cislowska, piano, Christopher Latham, violin and David Pereira, cello.

Sunday 23rd July: First Prize Winner 2016 Sydney International Piano Competition, Andrey Gugnin
Andrey will perform a wonderful program featuring works by J.S.Bach, Franz Schubert, Dmitri Shostakovich, Leonid Desyatnikov and Michael Kieran-Harvey.

Friday 3rd November: Ensemble Aspherical
A new and exciting chamber group formed by four leading Sydney classical musicians who enjoy performing elegant and engaging music. The vibrancy and warmth of the violin and viola strings combine with the ethereal qualities of the flute and harp to create sounds and evoke images for the listener both congenial and colourful. 
Featuring sisters Marina and Justine Marsden (violin and viola) harpist, Louise Johnson and Flautist, Janet Web. 

Mona Vale Hospital Auxiliary Stalls 2017

21st   - Stall foyer Mona Vale Hospital:  Baking, knitting, craft, books, sewing 9am to 3pm
6th - Stall, Pittwater Place, Mona Vale: Sewing, knitting, craft                                  9am to 3pm
13th - Bunnings Narrabeen: Sausage sizzle                                                                  8am to 3pm
19th - Stall foyer Mona Vale Hospital: Baking, knitting, craft, books, sewing            9am to 3pm
3rd - Stall, Pittwater Place, Mona Vale: Sewing, knitting, craft                                   9am to 3pm
10th  - Bunnings Narrabeen: Sausage sizzle                                                                 8am to 3pm
16th - Stall foyer Mona Vale Hospital: Baking, knitting, craft, books, sewing            9am to 3pm         

Ensemble Aspherical brings Celestial Music to Forestville

Sunday 30th April at 4:00pm
Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church, 9 Currie Rd, Forestville
Sydney’s exciting new chamber group, Ensemble Asperical, will open Wyvern Music Forestville’s 2017 concert season with a program of elegant and engaging classical music entitled Celestial Fantasies. Come and hear this inaugural event at Formed by four leading Sydney musicians, Ensemble Aspherical combines the vibrancy and warmth of the violin and viola strings with the ethereal qualities of the flute and harp to create sounds and evoke images for the listener both congenial and colourful. 

The varied program will include classical and romantic music from Europe and Japan and conclude with a taste of Argentinean tango. The four instrumentalists have all been long-standing members of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra –Louise Johnson (SSO Principal harp) and Janet Webb (former SSO Principal flute), Marina Marsden (SSO Principal violin) and Justine Marsden (viola).

Tickets are available at the door 30 minutes before the concert and include refreshment: Full:  $25 Concession: $20 Students: $15 Children under 16 Free
Contact: Russell at Wyvern Music Forestville Tel: 9416 5234

Permaculture Northern Beaches 2017 Events

Sunday, April 23, 2017
2:00pm – 4:00pm

For anyone interested in Seed Saving we be holding a PNB seed saving afternoon at Bungan Edible Sanctuary.  This is a regular event to exchange seeds, package up excess seeds for distributing at the PNB monthly meeting and share whatever knowledge we have about seeds, seed saving and what grows well in our area. 

Admission to the seed circle is by bringing along seeds that you are pretty sure are open-pollinated (not hybrid) and have been sourced from your own garden, or from someone you know! Alternatively bring some food or healthy drinks to share.

If you would like to come along or be involved in seed saving, please email Jayatma at:  jayatma108@gmail.com

Thursday, April 27, 2017
7:15pm – 9:00pm

Author and whole foods chef, Holly Davis,  co-founded Iku Wholefoods 28 years ago, now Holly teaches a different way with food.

Holly opts for organic and biodynamics, suggests shopping for seasonal Australian produce and soaks her grains to release their digestive enzymes. Befriending fermented foods is also at the top of her list. She is a big fan of non-processed plus fermented foods because they introduce beneficial bacteria to the digestive tract, and to keep our brain healthy - up to 80 per cent of our immune system resides in the gut and gut health is intimately related levels of stress and anxiety. 

Join us for the evening with renown wholefoods chef and local author Holly Davis.

Entry by donation at the Banksia Room, Nelson Heather Centre, 5 Jacksons Rd. Warriewood (off Pittwater Rd). All welcome!

Pittwater Camera Club - 2017

Since 1966 


Our meetings commence at 7.15 pm for a 7.30 pm start 

To find out more, please visit our Website: www.pittwatercameraclub.org

April 24 Presentation Astrophotography. The night sky & star trails -  Luke Tscharke

May 8 Competition Open TBA

May 22 Presentation TBA 

June 5 Competition Abstract (& issue disposable cameras) - Karen Burgess

June 10 -12 Queens Birthday w/end Disposable Camera image capture period Members

June 19 Presentation Working with Infrared - Peter Bliss

July 3 Interclub Competition With Hornsby Heights Camera Club at Pittwater TBA

July 17 Image Presentation Disposable Camera Images. Show & Tell Members

July 31 Annual Dinner Pittwater RSL Members & Guests

August 14 Competition Sydney Architecture TBA

August 28 Competition-TBC Travel-TBC TBA

September 11 Presentation Seascapes - Adam Williams

September 25 Competition Macro/close-up - Malcolm Fackender

October 2 No Meeting Labour Day Holiday

October 9 Presentation Kayell. Workflow Capture to Print TBA

October 23 Competition Open - First Edition. Images never shown. TBA

November 6 Presentation Lightroom/Photoshop workshop Members

November 20 AGM Members

December 4 Competition Images of the Year TBA

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



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. 


Free entry Tues-Sun 10am - 5pm Visit: www.manly.nsw.gov.au/attractions/gallery

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

Keep up to date on our Facebook page 

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

Palm Beach Golf Club

Music in The Garden Bar
With the success of our opening afternoon in The Garden Bar we are pleased to continue Sunday entertainment.  

Free admission event every Sunday from 1.00pm to 4.00pm only in The Garden Bar.

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

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 

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.

Sun April 23:  The Sly Dogs featuring Matt Trapnell 

The Sly Dogs featuring Matt Trapnell & vocalist Narelle Lewis + some special guests. Come and hear why this band is one of the favourites among locals at the Co-Op Club. Expect soul, blues & pop gems by artists like Neil Young, Van Morrison & Taj Mahal to name a few.

Sun April 30: Rebecca Johnson Band 
Sun April 30: Rebecca Johnson Band featuring Rebecca Johnson on bass & vocals, Con Settineri drums & James Vertley on guitar. Rebecca has played with numerous artists over the years including Richard Clapton, Ian Moss, Jenny Morris & Margaret Urlich. This powerhouse trio is back by popular demand at the Co-Op Club and you can expect to hear them play music by Prince, Michael Jackson, Bob Marley, Stevie Wonder, Chaka Khan, James Brown & The Meters.

APRIL 9:  DRAGON tix $20 bookings essential 
MAY 7:    KING TIDE  free entry - bookings essential 
MAY 14:    ROBERT SUSZ (ex Dynamic Hepnotics frontman)  free entry - bookings essential 
MAY 21:  DOG TRUMPET free entry – bookings essential

We are at 1860 Pittwater Rd Church point and we have live music which operates out of the Waterfront Cafe every Sunday between 3.30-6.30pm. Free entry, great food, cool drinks and HOT MUSIC!!
To book a table call 9979 6633.

ANZAC Day 2017

Narrabeen RSL
The President and Members of the Narrabeen RSL Sub-Branch will hold their annual ANZAC Sunday March and Wreath Laying Ceremony on Sunday, 23rd April 2017.

Participants are to assemble in the car park at Narrabeen Terminus (Berry Reserve) from 11:00am, and the march will commence at 11:30am sharp.
The parade will be led by the Warringah Pipe Band and proceed south along Pittwater Road to the Narrabeen Memorial Cenotaph, at the intersection of Pittwater Road and Ocean Street. A Wreath Laying ceremony and ANZAC Service will be held at the Cenotaph.

The general community is invited to come along and watch the ANZAC march along Pittwater Road from 11:30 and attend the Wreath Laying ceremony and ANZAC Service at the Cenotaph.

John West - Secretary
Narrabeen RSL sub-Branch.

Pittwater RSL
Sunday April 23rd: Muster at Vineyard Street 12.30 p.m.
1.00 p.m. March to Mona Vale Cenotaph for Commemoration Service.
ANZAC Sunday March & Luncheon. This ceremony traditionally takes place on the Sunday prior to ANZAC Day, with a service being held at Village Park in Mona Vale, followed by Luncheon in the Club's Auditorium.
April 25th:Spend your ANZAC Day at Pittwater RSL - the 5.45am memorial service will be followed by hot bacon and egg rolls for only $5. Breakfast tickets are on sale now from the club reception desk. 
Don't forget two-up at 12pm!

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

Avalon Beach RSL
Dawn Service @ Dunbar Park
ANZAC March starts from Avalon Public School 
Commemoration Service @ Club Cenotaph.
Two-Up begins in the Surf Lounge on Level One - NEW EARLIER START TIME.

Club Palm Beach 
10:30 a.m. Muster at Palm Beach Ferry Wharf 
11.00 a.m. ANZAC Day Commemoration Service at Palm Beach Cenotaph (outside Club Palm Beach)

Anzac Day Tickets NOW AVAILABLE!!
Available from reception - all members purchasing tickets must be financial & show membership card to staff member.
Sub-Branch Members - FOC
Members - $75 Visitors - $85
12 Noon - Luncheon will commence with a performance from special guest Grant Galea.
1:00pm - Club opens to the public
3:00pm - TWO-UP (3pm - 7pm only)
Tickets will NOT be sold on the day, so get in early to avoid missing out on this event.

Coasts & Ports 2017 is an event that will be of interest to any person with a professional interest in the coastal environments and all aspects of ports both major and minor. The Conference will bring together engineers, planners, scientists and researchers to focus on the technological, scientific, policy, planning and design issues related to our diverse and developing coasts. It will integrate ideas and knowledge among engineers, port and maritime operators, researchers and scientists, local/central government, maritime manufacturers, planners and policy makers and media.

The Conference theme "Working with Nature" reflects the increasing recognition of the need to design and operate projects from a perspective that places the natural environment at the forefront of the project, to benefit the community and nature.

Vivid Sydney 

26 May to 17 June 2017

The world’s largest festival of light, music and ideas returns this year with a stellar program that will illuminate Sydney for 23 spectacular nights.

The Vivid Light Walk returns to the city, joined by displays at Chatswood, Martin Place, Darling Harbour, Taronga Zoo, plus an expanded trail through the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney. Plus, for the first time, an illuminated trail of light installations will weave through the laneways and past the waterfront of Barangaroo’s new business district.

Minister for Tourism and Major Events Adam Marshall said the sails of the Sydney Opera House would be lit up “with a spectacular projection of imaginary creatures inspired by insects, plants and the ocean underworld, that will captivate locals and visitors from around the world.”

Music performances in the festival lineup include the trailblazing UK electronic dance outfit Goldfrapp, folk-rock masters Fleet Foxes, indie rock band Dappled Cities, and Grammy Award-winning jazz singer Dianne Reeves. The Ideas program will be headlined by American contemporary artist Shepard Fairey.

Bird Walks And Talks 2017: PNHA

Come and see and hear some of our fantastic native birds, many of which you'll never see in your garden. Join in a Sunday guided bird walk with Pittwater Natural Heritage Association. All walks  start at 8am and end about 10am.

May 28, Warriewood Wetlands, meet at End of Katoa Close, north Narrabeen.
August 27 Chiltern Track. Meet at gate, off northern of Chiltern Rd Ingleside.
September 17 Irrawong reserve. Meet at corner Irrawong Rd and Epworth Rd.
November 26 Warriewood Wetlands. Meet end of Katoa Close, north Narrabeen. 

Bring binoculars if possible. Drink, hat and comfortable shoes.
More information contact pnhabirdwatching@gmail.com or 
Ph Kerry on 0402605 721.

You don't need to book but if we know you're coming we'll watch out for you. Call if in doubt about weather as we won't go out if it's raining.

Modus Operandi Brewing Co.

14 Harkeith Street
Mona Vale
Ph: 8407 9864

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/

You Am I at Narrabeen RSL

With special guests TBA 
Friday April 28th 2017

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