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Every Thursday morning during school terms 10:00am – 12:00pm
Multicultural Mother’s Group
A Community program connecting mums from all cultural backgrounds. Morning tea for adults provided. Meet other mums and connect with the community. Enjoy FREE parenting workshops, health Information, leisure & lifestyle activities such as Zumba and craft. Everyone is welcome, no need to have any connection to the Uniting Church. Kids 0-5 play and stay in a separate room with qualified childcare workers for a gold coin donation. Childcare bookings essential. Sonia at SydWest Multicultural Services on 9621 6633 or Karen at Wesley Uniting Church on 9894 8999. Wesley Uniting Church Castle Hill, 32-34 Showground Rd
Third Thursday of every month
10:00am – 12:30pm
Independent Business Network Inc
Independent Business Network Inc (IBNInc) is a not for profit group, has been running for 7 years supporting micro and small Hills based businesses. They provide support and education to micro and small business owners with opportunities for members to share their experiences and knowledge.
Cost: $150 annual meeting & membership or $20:00 per meeting – Non Members, including morning tea. Julie Warner – 0414 210 979. The Australian Hotel & Brewery – 350 Annangrove Rd, Rouse Hill. www.independentbusinessnetworkinc.com
First Thursday of every month
09:30am – 12:00noon
National Seniors Australia Hills Branch
Are you over 50, retired or thinking about it? If so, join NSA Hills Branch. Each meeting has a guest speaker and members participate in lunch after the meeting. Convivial surroundings and friendly people with similar interests. For further details phone 9899 3940. Baulkham Hills Sports Club, 11 Renown Road, Baulkham Hills.
Let’s Cook Workshops
9 – 13 January 10:30am – 2:30pm
The kids will love getting creative in the kitchen making fruit kebabs, smiley faces, potato pizza and sausage on a roll! FREE. Winston Hills Mall, Caroline Chisolm Drive, Winston Hills. Go to www.winstonhillsmall.com.au for more information.
Boomerang Decorate and Throw Workshop
10, 12, 17 and 19 January 10:00 – 11:30am
Meet the staff from Muru Mittigar Aboriginal Cultural & Education Centre, paint a boomerang and experience the ancient art of boomerang throwing in a beautiful bush setting at Rouse Hill House & Farm. Ages 6+. Bookings required.
11 January 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Come dressed as your favourite character to our super storytime. Hear stories, play games and make your own mask and door hangar – don’t forget to bring your super powers! Suitable for children aged 4-8 years. Dural Library, Pellitt Lane, Dural.
Superhero Puppets Workshop
12 January 10:00am – 1:00pm
Workshop with the Sydney Puppet Theatre. Fire up your imagination as the Sydney Puppet Theatre guides you through the use of recycled material to make a fun superhero puppet to take home and entertain your family and friends. For children aged 6-12 years to be accompanied by an adult. $13 (one child plus one adult). Bookings essential. Call 8889 5200 to book or book online. Vinegar Hill Memorial Library, 29 Main Street, Rouse Hill.
Sydney Hills Outdoor Cinema
12 January – 12 February
Gates open 6:00pm. Movie begins at 8:00pm. Castle Hill Showground, Showground Road, Castle Hill. Go to www.sydneyhillsoutdoorcinema.com.au to pre-purchase tickets and for session information.
Pioneers in Petticoats
14 January 3:30pm
Meet four inspiring women who helped shape today’s Australia. After touring NSW exclusively in historic houses, this is a one-off exclusive performance at Bella Vista Farm. For tickets and more information: www.outix.co/tickets/event/pioneers-in-petticoats.
Australia Day at the Farm
26 January 10:00am – 9:00pm
Celebrate everything that makes our nation great at The Hills Shire’s massive all-day Australia Day party which will include show-stopping performances from your favourite Aussie artists, rides, free kid’s activities, delicious street food, roving performers, fireworks and much more at Bella Vista Farm. For more information, go to www.sydneyhillsevents.com.au .
Australia Day Cruise
26 January 12:00 noon – 3:00pm
Three hour lunch and live music cruise on the famous Hawkesbury Paddlewheeler. Includes a buffet lunch, freshly made desserts, licensed bar and live entertainment. Adults $60 Seniors $55 Children $30 (3-13 years). Bookings essential. Call 0401 798 088.
Sydney Hills Lunar Festival
29 January 12:00 noon – 9:00pm
A fusion of flavours, cultures and traditions, the Sydney Hills Lunar Festival welcomes in the year of the rooster with a festival like no other. Bella Vista Farm Park. Go to www.sydneyhillsevents.com.au for more information.
Richmond Good Food Market
Every Saturday 08:00 – 1:00pm
Now into its third year, Richmond Good Food Market is a place for local farmers and quality food producers to showcase their products and interact with the community.
Meet local farmers and know how your food was raised, avoid chemical and other additives routinely used in mass produced farms, support the community and local agribusiness, source great tasting food and support the local economy. Richmond Park, corner March and Windsor Streets, Richmond. Enquiries Vanessa 0400 615 409
Castle Hill Farmer’s and Fine Foods Markets
28 January 08:00 – 12:00 noon
The markets boast an abundance of fresh produce to tempt the tastebuds of suburban hunters and gatherers. There is an array of locally made cheeses, herbs and spices, sourdough breads, traditional pastas,fresh eggs and mushroom, sauces. There are stalls with fresh fruit and vegetables, and freshly cut flowers. Castle Hill Showground, Entry via Showground Road.