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Australian Farriers’ Conference
The first of its kind to be held in Australia, the conference will bring both local and international farriers together for the first time to exchange ideas, learn new business and technical skills and create a unique networking platform. Held at ‘The Retreat’ at Wisemans Ferry, go to www.australianfarriersconference.com.au .
4 August 7:30-11:30pm
Bush Music Club’s family dance
Paddy’s River band will play at the monthly family dance. Local business spot prizes can be won, supper / refreshments are included. Dances are walked though and called; others will assist new-comers, with a smile! Dress is casual. Entry is Adults $19; BMC members $14; families $39; student/conc. available. Join BMC at door or at www.bushmusic.org.au and save. Beecroft Community Centre located on Beecroft Road opposite the public school and fire station; near railway station and parking. For more information, call Sigrid 9980 7077 or Wilma 9489 5594.
25 August 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Australian Plants Society – Parramatta / Hills District Group
Come along to hear Brian Roach present ‘Native Plants for a Cottage Garden’. Afternoon tea provided. Gumnut Community Centre, Gumnut Place, Cherrybrook
Every Monday 6:30pm
Bushrangers Hash House Harriers
Part of a worldwide social running / walking group, this group meet every Monday evening in the Hills District somewhere pre-arranged. Open to all males and females. More info is available from Pete Matthey 0408289562 or email@example.com. All welcome.
Second Tuesday of every month
10:00am – 12:00 noon
Castle Hill CWA
The Castle Hill Branch of the CWA holds its monthly meeting every second Tuesday at 327 Old Northern Road, Castle Hill (near Brisbane Road) from 10:00am. Come along for a chat and enjoy an organised lunch after the meeting. The CWA also hold a craft morning for members on the first and third Tuesday of every month 10:00am – 12:00 noon. Bring your own lunch if you wish to stay longer. For more information, contact Maureen on 0410 582 723 or 0411 724 925.
Tuesdays and Wednesdays
(during school term)
Blacktown Arts and Crafts Group Inc.
Children’s art classes Tuesday 4:00pm-6:00pm, Wednesday 4:00pm-6:00pm and 6:00pm-8:00pm. Art skills taught in drawing, water colour, oil painting, acrylics, folk art, pastels and craft. Adult classes run on Tuesdays 1:00pm-3:00pm and 7:00pm-9:00pm. Classes are held in the Trevor Toms Pavilion at Blacktown Showground off Kent Street, Blacktown. For further details, please phone Dawn on 9654 0570 or 0402 922 659.
Every Wednesday 11:00am
Dural and Districts Senior Citizens’ Club
Come along on any Wednesday to enjoy good fellowship with other senior citizens. Some play indoor bowls – beginners included – while others play Bingo and enjoy the prizes. Stay for lunch! Dural Country Club. For further information please call 0417 99 55 07 after hours.
First Wednesday of every month 11:00am
View Club Parramatta
The View Club meets for lunch and to listen to a guest speaker. 11:00am arrival for 11:30am lunch. Enquiries call Janette 96245780 or Anne 96306180 – please leave message if no answer.
First Wednesday of every month 10:00am
Come along and take part in craft, outings, bus trips and listen to guest speakers. New members welcome. Enquires to Enid 0407 321 526. 9 Gribble Place, Blacktown.
First Thursday of every month
09:30am – 12:00 noon
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.
First Friday of every month 10:45am
Sydney Hills Branch of the Association of Independent Retirees
We welcome early retirees and Baby Boomers, who are looking to become involved in new interests, while keeping abreast of the changes which are likely to affect you and your income in the future. Beecroft Presbyterian Church Hall, Wellham Street, Beecroft. Enquiries: Lauris Rennie 9634 1186
Second Tuesday of every month 1:00pm
Inner Wheel Club of the Hills
Part of a worldwide organisation based on friendship, the group have a lot of fun while raising money for local, national and international charities with their National Project being ‘Cord Blood Research’. Mawarra Retirement Village, 3a Verney Drive, West Pennant Hills. Any enquiries can be sent to Secretary Robyn Crosweller by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 9481 9342.
Second Wednesday of the month
Probus Club of the Hills
Meetings are held at the Wesley Uniting Church, Showground Road, Castle Hill. The club is a men’s club, however wives/partners attend all outings and every second meeting. There is an interesting guest speaker each month and morning tea is included. Vacancies exist for new members. For more information call 02 96296459.
Second Wednesday of the month 10:00am
Computer Pals for Seniors
Computer Pals for Seniors is a not for profit, voluntary organisation, manned by a social group of around sixty volunteers. If you or someone you know, are over 55 and not working full time, you are invited to attend a monthly meeting at The Harvey Lowe Pavilion, Castle Hill Showground, or visit our weekday teaching rooms in ‘The Old Caretaker’s Cottage’, adjacent to The Harvey Lowe, to enjoy a cuppa and observe the club in operation in a no fuss, no pressure, extremely friendly environment, and undertake computer courses designed to teach seniors how to overcome the daunting world of technology. No obligation, plenty of parking. For enquiries call Jill on 9899 1843, or Connie on 9639 6758. Website cphills.org.au or email: email@example.com.
Second Thursday of the month 10:00am
Kellyville and Hills Probus Club
Held at the Castle Hill Tavern, corner of Salisbury Road and Victoria Avenue, the Club is open for new members. Please call Barbara on 0413 995 300 for further information.
Third Monday of the month 7:00pm
Dural and District Prostate Cancer Support Group
This month’s speaker will be Pharmacist Warwick Best discussing Common Medications – Myths and Facts. No obligation to participate in the discussion. Just come and enjoy the evening. Blue Gum Centre, ARV Glenhaven Green, 599-607 Old Northern Road, Glenhaven. For further information, phone Denis 9629 2645 or Maurice 9654 2138.
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 Community Meeting Rooms 6&7, The Hills Shire Council, 3 Columbia Court, Baulkham Hills. www.independentbusinessnetworkinc.com
Third Tuesday of every month 7:00pm
Animal Justice Party
Calling all Animal Lovers. Animals need us to be their voice in Parliament to ensure that the laws made by the government are in their best interests. At present The Animal Justice Party has one State representative, Mark Pearson MLC, who works tirelessly for the animals. By joining The Animal Justice Party, you can do your bit to help animals by supporting the candidates during elections and helping raise awareness in the community of the plight of animals. The Sydney North West regional group meets at ‘All About Empathy’ shop 1/27 Windsor Rd, Kellyville. For details contact Sheila on 0417 469 268.
Fourth Wednesday of every month 11:00am
Galston VIEW Club
Galston VIEW Club, a part of The Smith Family, meet the fourth Wednesday of every month, at The Galston Club, 21-25 Arcadia Road, Galston. Visitors welcome! This month, the guest speaker will be a representative from Hear Clear Australia. Bookings and enquiries call Vivian on 9894 1189.
Every Sunday 10:00am
Fun Kids Programs at Life Church
Children’s programs provided during church services for 3 – 12 year olds. All welcome. Castle Hill RSL. For more information, phone 9680 9144 or go to www.iLife.org.au .
Free Spirit Markets
1st Sunday of the month
Next market: 5 August. These markets bring you a host of committed vendors and artisans who take pride in their creations and pleasure in sharing these with visitors. Bella Vista Farm, Elizabeth MacArthur Drive, Bella Vista. www.freespiritmarkets.com .
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
2nd and 4th Saturday of the month
08:00 – 12:00
Next markets: 11 & 25 August.
The Hawkesbury Harvest Farmers and Fine Foods 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.
Glenorie Grower’s Market
4th Sunday of every month 08:00am – 1:00pm
Next market: 26 August
Visitors can sample and buy a wide variety of fresh produce and tasty delicacies, meet the growers and producers, and learn more about local food production. Products featured include a selection of international flavours, fresh and infused olive oils, Belgian chocolates and other sweet treats, locally produced Black Angus beef, Wessex Saddleback Pork, Boer goat, Suffolk lamb, artisan cheeses, free-range poultry and free-range eggs, honey from the Blue Mountains, locally made wines, soy candles, tasty condiments, vegetarian and vegan food and a wide range of fresh fruit and vegetables. The boutique area features beautiful examples of handcraft, jewellery, fashion including cashmere and artwork. Glenorie RSL Club located behind Woolworths. Plenty of parking.
4th Sunday of every month 8:30am – 3:00pm
Next market: 26 August
The Hills UPmarket team are all about creating a boutique, local event where friends and family can catch up, have a coffee, grab a bite to eat, shop and relax in 25 hidden bushland acres in the heart of Castle Hill. With a selection of 65+ quality stalls with a focus on making the event one that is successful for both stallholder and visitor. The Pony Club, Gilbert Road, Castle Hill. Enquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org.