June 23 - 29, 2024: Issue 629

Avalon Bowling Club music

Sunday Sundown Sessions: June Line Up 

Join us for FREE live music every Sunday from 4pm!

Coming up this month:

Nothing Too Serious - 2nd June
Beyond The Eight - 9th June
Radius - 16th June
So What - 23rd June
The Meldrums - 30th June

Plus! Greek Street Eats on-site every Sunday serving up delicious Greek street food such as pitas. mezze share plates, chicken burgers and more! 

Wednesday Jazz Night: June Line Up 

Join us for live jazz music every Wednesday from 7pm!

Coming up this month:
Dixie Night - 5th June
Bonnie J Jensen - 12th June
Sandie White - 19th June
Edo Santoni - 26th June

Show Times: 7pm - 9.30pm
Club Members - $25 Single Ticket | Guests - $35 Single Ticket

Bowling Green Lane, Avalon Beach

You are invited! 

The Rotary Club of the Upper Northern Beaches are thrilled to invite you to attend the Official Opening of the Rotary Art Show 2024, which will take place on July 19th at the Mona Vale Memorial Hall, commencing at 6pm.

The Art Show, conducted by the Rotary Club of Upper Northern Beaches, will raise funds to support Lifeline and Rotary Youth Programs.

The club is delighted to confirm that Mayor Sue Heins will be performing the official opening and the function will be addressed by John Brogden AM, Past Chair and Patron of Lifeline Australia. 

Sarah Montgomery from Sydney Road Gallery & ArtSmart, the official judge, will award $1,500 for the Show's Top Prize. 

Refreshments will be served, Art will be auctioned and available for purchase. Come along, Enjoy the event, Marvel at the Art on display.

Tickets are available via: www.trybooking.com/events/landing/1231763

Northern Beaches Clean Up Crew June 2024 Clean: Warriewood/ North Narrabeen

When: Sunday June 30 2024 from 10am to 11:45am
Where: Meet near 110 Garden Street, Narrabeen
Come and join us for our North Narrabeen/Warriewood clean up. We'll meet in the grass area, close to 110 Garden Street, Narrabeen, between Natuna Street and The Crescent. For exact meeting point look at the map in the event discussion. We have clean and washed gloves, bags and buckets. We'll clean up the grass area to try and catch the litter before it hits the creek, trying to remove as much plastic, cigarette butts and rubbish as possible. 

We're a friendly group of people and everyone is welcome to this family friendly event (just leave political, religious and business messages at home so everyone feel welcome). It's a nice community - make some new friends and do a good deed for the planet at the same time. Send us a message if you are lost. No booking required - just show up with a smile. Please invite family and friends and share this event. Lovely Roly from Emu Parade Clean Up will be joining us too, providing volunteers with coffee, tea and hot chocolate.

We meet at 10am for a briefing. Then we generally clean between 60-90 minutes. After that, we bag the rubbish. We normally finish around 12.00 when many of us go to lunch together (at own cost). Please note, we completely understand if you cannot stay for the whole event. We are just grateful for any help we can get. No booking required. Just show up on the day. We just kindly ask you to leave political and religious t-shirts and messages at home, so everyone feels welcome. Thank you.

MIDNIGHT OIL: THE HARDEST LINE Opening Night Event + Special Pre-show Performance Before the Screening!

PLUS On Stage Intro By Writer / Director Paul Clarke.

Thursday July 4 at 7:00pm (Doors 6:15pm)
Hayden Orpheum Picture Palace | 380 Military Road, Cremorne
Contrary. Passionate. Outspoken. Over 45 years Midnight Oil helped shape modern Australia. This is their trailblazing story for the first time on film.
Midnight Oil: The Hardest Line is the authorised documentary of seminal Australian rock group tracing their origins from the politically charged atmosphere of the 1970s to their rise as global icons.

MIDNIGHT OIL: THE HARDEST LINE is written and directed by Paul Clarke and stars Peter Garrett, Jim Moginie, Martin Rotsey and Rob Hirst.

6:15pm doors
7.00pm pre-show entertainment
8:00pm intermission
8:25pm feature
10:10pm finish

Oils Tribute band:
THE OILS pay tribute to one of Australia's greatest ever rock bands MIDNIGHT OIL. In an explosive energetic live concert style show, the inclusive songbook takes you on a ride of pure oz rock nostalgia.

THE OILS perform the most iconic songs including Beds Are Burning, Power & The passion, Run by Night, The Dead Heart, Cold Cold Change, Blue Sky Mine and many more long-time fan favourites.


Muogamarra Nature Reserve Open Season: Bookings Now Available

by: NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service 
Bookings are now open for guided and self-guided tours of spectacular Muogamarra Nature Reserve during its strictly limited open season.

Experience blooming spring wildflowers and enjoy stunning views over the Hawkesbury in the special area, just north of Sydney, near Cowan. This year, the unique haven celebrates 90 years since it was established. 

The reserve is open for just 6 weeks each year to protect its fragile ecosystem and Aboriginal heritage, honouring the original intention of founder John D. Tipper.  

The only way to view the reserve is via a guided or self-guided tour, with tours available from August 17 – September 22 on selected days. Be sure to book quickly and not miss out.
For more details and to book visit nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/muogamarra
Photos; P. Goldie/DCCEEW, J. Spencer/DCCEEW

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

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

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.


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.

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A Night with the Blokes of Avalon 2024

When: Tue, 2 Jul 2024 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM AEST
Where: Ocean Room, Avalon Beach SLSC, Barrenjoey Road, Avalon Beach
Join us to explore where traditional masculinity has taken us and what tomorrow’s man might look like, as well as looking out for each other within your community.

The tide is changing for men, young + old, and living by outdated stereotypes can leave some of our mates, teammates, workmates, or loved ones stranded without the tools to live a healthy life.

We're getting together to have a no holds barred, honest, open convo about the state of man in today's society. This Tomorrow Man workshop is entirely free.

Doors open at 6:30pm
Workshop begins at 7:00pm

This FREE Tomorrow Man event is proudly brought to you by Avalon Beach SLSC.

18 years+ (under 18 years supervised)

For more information contact: workshops@tomorrowman.com.au

About Tomorrow Man: We facilitate workshops for boys and parents in schools, and men in sporting clubs, workplaces and communities. We question traditional masculinity norms and explore how we can look after ourselves, our mates and families better, training the emotional tools needed for a healthy life, while carving out our own healthier version of the Aussie man.

About Gotcha4Life: Gotcha4Life is Australia’s mental fitness charity, creating meaningful mateship and building emotional muscle and social connection in local communities to end suicide. Visit: https://www.gotcha4life.org

Permaculture Northern Beaches Upcoming Events

Thursday June 27th 7:30 - 9pm
Lakeview Room - Narrabeen Tramshed 
Join us for a bowls of warm soup, and refreshments while enjoying a screening of Together We Grow, presented by Happen Films.
This award winning film looks at the importance of the community in tackling social isolation and food insecurity. What do you get when you combine a community cafe, a community grocer and a community bike works? Plus a repair cafe, a sewing workshop, garden sharing, and a honey-making enterprise?

Common Unity! A truly wonderful example of the importance of the community in tackling issues like social isolation and food insecurity. And in building the social connections and social relationships so important to health and life. 

In Together We Grow we get to know a group of community members doing the important work of caring for others and building community resilience. It’s a community hub of learning, support, creativity, joy, sharing and shared interest, all in one place.
This is a fundraiser event for PNB $15 non-members, $5 PNB members.
Bookings at: HERE

Saturday June 29th 2pm - 4pm
Fairlight (address will be provided upon booking)
This workshop, hosted by Permaculture Northern Beaches for Plastic Free July, explores the many ways that we can cut back on our household waste. There are always practical, available alternatives to the products that have become normalised and accepted in our everyday life. We will show you simple and effective re-use and up-cycling options. There are many healthier, safer and environmentally friendly zero-waste alternatives.

This waste free workshop will be facilitated by Keelah Lam, a highly-celebrated, active and passionate environmental campaigner. The event will run for two hours, with attendees warmly encouraged to ask questions and offer solutions.
Come along with friends and family! Address will be provided upon booking.
Bookings (choose your ticket price) at: HERE


The Koalas: The Film - At The Orpheum This June

A special event screening of new documentary The Koalas followed by Q&A with filmmakers Gregory Miller and Georgia Wallace-Crabbe, joined by Greens MP Sue Higginson and Independent MP Judy Annan.

When: Thursday June 27 at 6:30pm (doors 6pm).

On the East Coast Australia, where ancient forests meet the urban fringe, koalas are facing unprecedented challenges. The Koalas sheds light on a disturbing truth: the very entities entrusted with safeguarding our natural treasures are contributing to the demise of these emblematic creatures.

The Koalas takes audiences on a journey into the lives of individual koalas, led by charismatic characters - Wonnie, Bexley, Tom, Baz, Coral and adorable joeys Hope and Pala. As these stories unfold we witness the unique characteristics of koalas, their bond with their young, and the wildlife carers they come into contact with. These seven emerge as ambassadors for all koalas facing threats to their ongoing survival.

Why is the koala facing extinction when governments are announcing new strategies to protect them? Scientists identify the main culprit behind the alarming drop in koala populations is habitat loss. How is the destruction of habitat being allowed to escalate at unprecedented rates? Are environment laws so weak that they can’t protect threatened species?

In southwest Sydney, a key koala colony lies in the path of a proposed housing development - successive NSW state governments, along with the current Federal Environment Minister, have allowed this habitat to be destroyed, for developers profit. 

In Victoria, where the land was cleared earlier than in other states, translocated koalas persist in plantations, but what happens when the plantations are harvested? Where can the koalas go?

The film celebrates resilience in the face of the challenges and invites audiences to become catalysts for change. It resonates with a powerful message: if we can’t (or won’t) save this iconic native species what does it say about us and our own future?

"You’ll be charmed. You’ll be dismayed. And then I bet you’ll be as angry as hell at what’s being done to koalas in your name and in your own lifetime. But I hope you’ll act on that rage and be a part of the change that desperately needs to happen." - Tim Winton

Hayden Orpheum Picture Palace | 380 Military Road, Cremorne, NSW 2090 | Phone 02 9908 4344


Ku-ring-gai Christmas in July

Saturday July 13 2024: 4pm to 9pm
St Ives Showground
Feel like getting a little festive this Winter? Join us in July as we bring a holly-jolly vibe to the St Ives Showground with a Christmas-y boutique retail market experience! This event is free for customers, so don't miss out!

Whether you're looking to start your gift shopping super early, chow down on a delicious Christmas feast from one of our food stalls, or just spend a day out with the family in the beautiful St Ives Showground, a Ku-ring-gai Christmas in July is the perfect event to do it!

Are you interested in being a stallholder at A Ku-ring-gai Christmas in July?
Book your A Ku-ring-gai Christmas in July stall at the Try Booking link here: https://www.trybooking.com/events/landing/1160450

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 

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.

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.

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.