March 26 - April 1  2023: Issue 577

Pittwater Artists Trail Group Exhibition: 2023

Meet one of our new artists, Stephanie Galloway-Brown at our 2023 Group Exhibition. Opening Night 24 March 6 - 8pm, then 25 & 26 March, 10am - 4pm. 
Newport Community Centre.

Church Point - Painting: Stephanie Galloway-Brown

Joy Yates & David MacRae Band

Sunday March 26: 15:30-18:30
The Waterfront - Cafe & General Store, Church Point
The Co-Op Club are thrilled to invite you to a very special afternoon with our own internationally acclaimed Jazz legends JOY YATES & DAVE MACRAE.

Joy has worked and toured with an incredible Who’s Who list of artist’s such as Van Morrison, Neil Sedaka, Cat Stevens, Chaka Khan, Randy Crawford, Gladys Knight, Ronnie Scott, Cleo Laine, Andrew Lloyd Weber to name only a few.

David MacRae has had an equally prestigious musical journey having shared the stage with all time Jazz greats Buddy Rich, Chet Baker, Annie Ross and many more. You will be treated to the best jazz and blues you will hear anywhere in the Southern Hemisphere. With a lifetime of working at the uppermost echelon’s here and internationally, both David and Joy present sublime original works, as well as illuminated and reshaped favourite classics.

Ably assisted by luminaries, Hamish Stuart and Craig Scott.

There are very limited numbers available for bookings, so grab a table booking & join us for a fabulous afternoon of great music, this is one afternoon you won’t forget!

The Waterfront Café’s Co-Op Club presents some of the finest live music North side of the bridge from 3.30pm every Sunday. Come and immerse yourself by the water’s edge with great friends, your favourite beverage and a huge range of delicious menu options. This is a very special and unique location - 1860 Pittwater Rd Church Point. Ph 9979 6633 to book a table

Conrad Sewell at Pittwater RSL

The secret is out...  Conrad Sewell is playing LIVE at Pittwater this ANZAC Day.

Join in on Tuesday 25th April for this MEGA event headlined by Conrad Sewell from 6pm.
Along with his support on the night, The Highline... this event will be in support of The Women's Resilience Centre with donations upon entry.

So SAVE THE DATE and get keen for an epic night of tunes LIVE + FREE with Conrad.

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! Please get in touch with Gerd Hollander,, if you want details, or visit their web page

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. 

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

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: . Website:

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 :

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.

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.

If you have any questions - email us at:

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.


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Sippers at Bilgola

Bilgola beach bar in Bilgola SLSC is open again on Sunday 26th March  for Sunday sippers. This month we are excited to have Taigh from Australian Idol performing. All welcome. Bar opens at 3pm. 
See you there.

Avalon Bowlo: March 26th  2023 Sunday Sundown Session with BACKBEAT

Long-time local favorites Backbeat, from the Northern Beaches…. tight riffs and great vocal harmonies with an always surprising and eclectic set list that ranges from laid-back ballads to full-tilt rock n roll.
Come and join us for some classic tunes, and if you feel like dancing… Backbeat will rock your socks off! 
Alfonzo will be offering delicious oven-fired Pizzas.
Kicking off at 4pm! See you there! 

Pittwater RSL Sub-Branch ANZAC DAY 2023

Avalon Beach RSL: ANZAC Day – Memorial Services

Dawn 5.30 am 
Commemorative 11am

Who's playing at The Shack in 2023 

Saturday, April 1st
  • Rorey Ellis and Christian Marsh
  • The Merrivales
  • Strange Love
Saturday, May 6th
  • The Trippy Hippy Band
  • Shane Flew
  • The Duram Project
Saturday, June 3rd
  • Greg Nunan
  • The Bessies
  • Rhonda and The Grass Cutters
Saturday, July 1st
  • The Bottlers
  • Traditional Graffiti
  • The Go Twos
Saturday, August 5th
  • The Last Arorks
  • Scroggin
  • Nick Charles
Saturday, September 2nd
  • Heywood and Moore Hoe Down Bana
  • Naked Strangers
  • Tommy Castle
Saturday, October 7th
  • Watch this space .............. 
November 4th and 5th 
  • The Northern Beaches Music Festival 2023

Northern Beaches Record Fair 2023

Belrose & Andove Rooms, Club Belrose, 146 Forest Way Belrose
SUNDAY, 7 MAY 2023 FROM 12:00-16:00

The local northern beaches area has been screaming out for their own dedicated record fair so we have answered the call by adding another new event to our growing portfolio of quality shindigs.

Held in the combined Belrose & Andove Rooms of the newly renovated and luxurious Club Belrose, the inaugural (and annual) Northern Beaches Record Fair 2023 is primed to be one of the best fairs seen in Sydney for some time.

A rather large contingent of local & interstate sellers will have a huge array of LP's, CD's & 45's on offer to tantalise every possible music taste, all eras & genres will be covered too !!

The Belrose & Andove Rooms can accomodate a large crowd with ample space to easily move around in comfort plus the venue itself has a wide range of creature features to make your visit even more pleasurable.

There is plenty of off-street parking, an onsite ATM so you can get some "folding stuff" and a large bar & bistro to look after your tummy rumbles and thirst. If you haven't been to Club Belrose for some time, you are in for a very pleasant surprise .... truly !!!

This will be one of the biggest record fairs held in Sydney for some time and we are confident that it will become a real favourite amongst all music fans across the northern beaches region.

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:,54324,54344,54348
Meeting point: Barrenjoey Lighthouse. Give yourself at least 40mins to walk from the carpark to the lighthouse before your tour departs.

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.

Tickets: $30, cash at door
Book reserved table seating via email:, 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.

Palm Beach To Patonga Ferry 

The Patonga-Palm Beach ferry service is back on the water following its acquisition by new owners, the Boathouse Group. Operating the original ‘Merinda II’ ferry in Pittwater, the Boathouse Ferry Co. will run between Patonga, Palm Beach and Newport, passing by the Barrenjoey headland and West Head on the way. 

To see the timetable, visit:

"Merinda II" is a fifty foot timber passenger ferry built by Norman Wright & Sons in 1983.

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 

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

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

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

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: