April 7 - 20, 2024: Issue 621

The Racquet Club: Upcoming Musicians

50 Kalang Road, Elanora Heights 
Ph: (02) 9913 9003

The Flaming Doghouse - ULTIMATE Beatles Show

DATES: Saturday 6 April 2024 
WHERE: Scotland Island Community Hall & Recreation Centre, Catherine Park, Scotland Island 

Experience a magical Beatles tribute by The Flaming Doghouse. This electrifying show isn't just music—it's a musical modern history lesson, featuring The Beatles' timeless hits.
Two exclusive show times:
  • The Evening Show - 7:30pm (complimentary ferry from Church Point at 6:30pm)
90 non-stop minutes of Beatles classics. Exceptional prime-time entertainment. Return ferry after the show.

  • The Late Show - 9:30pm (no ferry available)
Over two hours of classic Beatles music in full electric mode. It's a high-energy, Moon Dance event sure to have you on your feet and singing along.
The Green Room bar and snacks open from 6:30pm.

Get in early for a memorable day including outdoor 2-Up game from 12pm to late afternoon followed by our community Remembrance Dusk Service on Collaroy Beach at 5pm.

Collaroy RSL
The Beach Club Collaroy C
Arlington Hall, 1058 Pittwater Road, Collaroy Beach

Mark Seymour and the Undertow

Friday May 24, 2024
The legendary frontman brings his band The Undertow to Dee Why with a brand new album THE BOXER

Mark Seymour formed Hunters and Collectors in 1980, with a bunch of Uni friends. The band became famous for its rhythmic power and very quickly became touted as the “next big thing”. The Album “Human Frailty“ was recorded in Melbourne in 1985.

This record has proven to be one of the most important and enduring records of the eighties and Hunters and Collectors were still playing a large part of this cut in 1998 when they retired. With “Human Frailty“ Mark discovered, love, loss, and pop melody. His solo records are directly connected to this era and bear the same stamp of raw honesty and emotional power.

As a solo artist, Mark continues to search for the emotional truth in a song. His strength as a performer remains undiminished despite the ever-present shadow of the band he used to be in.

As well as 13 Hunters & Collectors albums, Mark has released seven solo albums and three with his current band, The Undertow. Throughout it all, he has shown he is one of our finest songwriters, capturing our stories of love, loss, human courage and achievement.
Mark is currently putting the finishing touches to his new album “The Boxer” which will be released in the first quarter of 2024.

Radio Controlled Yachting

The Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club
THURSDAYS FROM 09:30-12:30
We sail every Thursday morning.
Meet at the Club for a coffee at 9:00,
Sailing from 9:30 till 11:30.
Bring your Yacht or learn how to kit your own yacht out.
Contact Phil Burgess 0413 200 608

The DragonForce 65 has undergone a major transformation to bring the quality and appearance up the high standard set by its bigger brother the DragonFlite 95, without affecting the competitiveness of previous versions. New tooling for the hull sees an increase in hull strength while retaining the same shape and weight. Key rig fittings, the Gooseneck, Compression Strut, Masthead Fitting and Jib Boom front end fittings have been redesigned for maximum efficiency and easier assembly. The new version 6 now comes with 50 micron Mylar film sails with a clean new style. The improvements don't stop there, the digital rudder servo has been given a 10% boost in torque and improved electronics.

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.

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. 

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


2020 Program


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

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. 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/

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

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

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 with 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 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

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.

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

To List your Event email pittwateronlinenews@live.com.au 

NB: Only 100% volunteer clubs and organisations that contribute to our community get a free listing

NB: please check with all venues to ensure events are going ahead.

The fee is $40 to run your poster and this covers the costs. Fees must be paid prior to publication. Materials must be sent ready to publish.

Avalon Bowlo: April 2024 Music

Sunday Sessions music is FREE and run 4pm to 7pm
Wednesday Night Jazz; Club Members - $25 | Guests - $35 
TO PRE-PURCHASE TICKETS PLEASE CALL 9918 3231 or VISIT THE CLUB DURING TRADING HOURS.  * All pre-purchased tickets must be purchased by 4:30pm on day of performance. Limited tickets available at the door.

Wednesday Jazz Night:
7:00 PM  9:30 PM
  • April 3 -  Joy Yates
  • April 10 - George Washingmachine
  • April 17 - Lily Dior
Sunday Sundown Session: 
FREE; 4:00 PM  7:30 PM. Food available from Greek Street Eats, cooking up in the BBQ area!
  • April 7: Los Skeletone Blues
  • April 14: CJ Raggatt
  • April 21: 2 Shots
  • April 28: Rock Revival
Bowling Green Lane
Avalon Beach.
Phone: 02 9918 3231 (please call during trading hours)

The Long Lunch

On Sunday April 21 NBCAN is holding  fundraiser, 'The Long Lunch'. 

This event hopes to raise enough funds to buy a PA system for the Northern Beaches Climate Action and its 47 Groups to share to use at the NBCAN Soapbox and other events.

This will be held on beautiful acreage in Ingleside.

Enjoy drinks and canapes on arrival, followed by a delicious buffet and home-made desserts, while listening to an eclectic mix of music from great local talent.

There will be a Silent auction with great prizes, art, pottery and plants for sale.

If you can't attend but still wish to donate, please use our "Scan to pay" QR code and thank you for your generosity.

Tickets are available at: www.eventbrite.com.au/e/the-long-lunch-tickets

Manly-Warringah Choir is pleased to announce its Autumn concert: 

Mostly Mozart
Sunday, 19th May 2024 at 2pm
The Waterford Hall, St Paul's Catholic College, Darley Road, Manly 

Tickets will be available from 25th March at:  manlywarringahchoir.org.au 

Further details are in poster. Parking will be available in the school grounds. Light refreshments will be served afterwards at this lovely venue, with panoramic views over Sydney Harbour. We do hope you can join us.

Narrabeen Swim Academy 

Narrabeen Swim Academy is up and swimming. 
  • Competitive Squads 
  • Junior Squads 
  • Adult Squads. 
  • Public Swimming Mon - Fri 8am -10am. 
Located at the Sydney Academy of Sport Narrabeen

Please visit www.narrabeenswimacademy.com.au for more details.

Surfing Mums & Dads

Want to join the best Mums (& Dads) group on earth? Surfing Mums Australia is a not for profit organisation with groups across Australia. We take turns surfing and looking after each other’s children. 

The Avalon group meets Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 9.30am and the Palm Beach group meets on Thursdays. The Mona Vale group meets Wednesday 9am, Narrabeen on Wednesday at 9:30 am, Dee Why / Long Reef on Friday 9am, Freshwater on Monday at 9am and Manly on Wednesday at 9am. 

Our surf swap meet ups welcome parents of all levels, whether you’re a total novice or have been riding waves for a lifetime. Meet ups are run by member volunteer coordinators, and take place at a specific beach location at designated weekly times and days – although some groups switch locations depending on the best beach conditions on that given day. Coordinators post updates on each group’s private Facebook page prior to each meetup, so be sure to check for updates before you go. When you arrive, you’ll be paired up with a parent who will be your surf swap partner. Meet ups generally run for two hours, so there’s potential for each parent to have roughly an hour of ocean time, and an hour of child minding – although new parents may like to work up to this time goal slowly. Parents decide between themselves who’ll surf first, and who’s surfing second. The term surfing is open to interpretation here; you can surf, body board, SUP, go for a beach run or do some laps. However you’d like to spend your ocean time is up to you.

We welcome all levels of surfers, from shredders to absolute newbies, any anyone who cares for a little person is welcome to join. 

To join go to surfingmums.com 

Exhibition Spotlights Film Behind And Beyond The Front Line

A new touring exhibition from the Australian War Memorial, Action! Film and War, opened in Sydney at the State Library of New South Wales on Friday 6 October.

More than 200 objects from our filmic and military past – including Australia’s first Oscar – will be on show as part of a journey from before the First World War until today.

“This exhibition explores the long and storied connection between film and war and how history is framed and remembered,” Australian War Memorial Senior Curator Daniel Eisenberg said.

“There is a tension between fact and fiction in this exhibition – exploring that desire for moving images to truthfully record history while also telling the best story.

“Film has shaped our understanding of the Australian experience of war, and movies have always provided comfort to those serving far from home.”

Australian War Memorial Director Matt Anderson, said: “The exhibition takes visitors behind the front lines to see Australia’s real and imagined wartime experiences.”

It features objects from behind the scenes of major Australian movies, shares the personal experiences of veterans staring in feature films, along with stories of notable Australians who have worked behind the camera, some of whom had a long connection with Pittwater – Frank Hurley, Damien Parer, Neil Davis, David Brill and more.

The exhibition also features a newly commissioned documentary by Neale Maude, Behind the Camera, that explores the stories and experiences of 11 Australian war cinematographers.

“This exhibition shows us the power of the moving image and how it is linked to our military history to shape the stories or our past and our nation,” Mr Anderson said.

Objects, technology, artworks, posters, paper records, photographs and oral histories will be on show at the State Library of New South Wales from 6 October 2023 until 28 April 2024.

More information can be found at www.awm.gov.au/action-film-and-war

Focus: Australian Government Photographers

Runs: 17 November 2023 to 10 June 2024
Monday to Friday: 9 am to 5 pm
Saturday to Sunday: 10 am to 4 pm
Location: National Archives of Australia, National Office, Kings Avenue, Parkes ACT
Price: Free

Focus: Australian government photographers brings Australia's government photographers out of the darkroom and into the spotlight.

Between 1939 and 1996, dozens of photographers were employed by government agencies to capture Australian life. This fascinating exhibition delves deep into the lives and work of these talented individuals who helped to preserve our rich visual heritage, including Harry Frauca, Max Dupain, Mervyn Bishop and many more.

Focus invites visitors on a journey spanning six decades of Australian life.

Explore a diverse selection of work that includes intimate nature photography, striking architectural shots and images that capture everyday memories from Australia's past. 

Purple clouds near Narooma, NSW 1990 Photographer: Barry Le Lievre. NAA: A6135, K29/10/90/62

Step into our virtual darkroom and experience the magic of photography by watching pictures develop before your eyes.

Experience the power of photography to shape perceptions, ignite conversation and preserve memories.

Free guided tours will run every Sunday at 11 am to 11:30 am from 3 December. Bookings are required

This exhibition is supported by the National Collecting Institutions Touring and Outreach Program.

Avalon Scottish Country Dancing

Avalon Rec. Centre
Thursday 3pm to 5pm
Most Saturdays 2pm to 4pm
(contact Margot Fenelon 0419 122 455 to confirm Saturday class)
COST:  $5 - first visit free
WHAT TO WEAR: Casual clothes and soft soled shoes

Barrenjoey Lighthouse Tours

Enjoy a Barrenjoey Lighthouse tour any Sunday afternoon. It stands at Sydney's northern-most point. The views of Broken Bay, Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park and the mighty Pacific are unforgettable.
When: Tours will run every Sunday from Sunday 15 May 2022 to Sunday 25 June 2023. Tour times: 11am to 11.30am, 12pm to 12.30pm, 1pm to 1.30pm, 2pm to 2.30pm and 3pm to 3.30pm.
Tours will not run on: Christmas Day - Sunday 25 December 2022 or New years Day - Sunday 1 January 2023.
Price: Adult $10 per person. Concession $8 per person. Child $5 per person. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Accompanying adults need to book and pay. 
Bookings: Bookings required. Phone 1300 072 757 or book online at: https://nswparks.sales.ticketsearch.com/sales/sales/sales?ev=17683,54324,54344,54348
Meeting point: Barrenjoey Lighthouse. Give yourself at least 40mins to walk from the carpark to the lighthouse before your tour departs.

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 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 

Manly Fig    

We have just published our new website. The first was looking a little dated after 13 years. It includes a compilation reel of "some Fig highlights" of the many brilliant acts we've hosted - brought back many memories. If it prompts some for you as well & want any of the acts back for a show please let us know. www.themanlyfig.org

Tickets: $30, cash at door
Book reserved table seating via email:
info@TheManlyFig.org, you will be sent confirmation
Where: Seaforth Bowling Club, 39 Kirkwood St, Seaforth 

Time: Starts 8pm Sharp. Ends 11pm.
Doors open 6:50pm for pre-dinner; drinks; table seating. Best arrive before 7:45pm.