Cathie’s Column: Delta Jazz Sunday at historic Carisbrook

CARISBROOK Historic House at 334 Burns Bay Road Lane Cove will host a Jazz Concert with wine and cheese on Sunday July 1 from 1pm to 3pm.

Climb out from the winter solstice and warm yourself with some hot jazz and smooth wine in Carisbrook’s sunny courtyard.

Carisbrook is going crackers again with all the cheese and wine you could wish for and all the very best of what is Delta Jazz.

Unplugged and original, Delta Jazz plays through the decades from 1900s New Orleans ragtime to 1940s New York swing.

This wonderfully preserved house transports its visitors back to the foundation days of early Lane Cove. Its asymmetrical facade, large bay window and low-pitched slate roof are characteristic of the Italianate style, a very fashionable architectural style of the Victorian period. It will be open to guests as well on the day.

Cost is $30 per head all inclusive. Bookings essential:


Tireless Freda a top Auxiliary ambassador

MEET Concord RSL Women’s Auxiliary stalwart Freda Sutton who was recognised with an OAM last week in the 2018 Queen’s Birthday Honours List for her sterling service to veterans and their families.

Hard working Freda of Concord, who has served as Auxiliary president for 31 years, is pictured celebrating her deserved award at the Concord RSL Club with fellow members.

The week before, her original electric Singer sewing machine broke – so Freda went out and bought herself a new one. As the large supermarket stores are getting rid of plastic bags, Freda decided that she had better get busy and make lots of material bags to give away.

That’s our Freda – the face of Concord RSL Women’s Auxilary – and a great role model.


Blue Mountains Kids Camp

For over 50 years North Ryde Christian Church has run a Kids Holiday Camp.

An action-packed week is planned from Sunday July 8 to Friday July 13 in the Blue Mountains for Years 3-6 including sports, games, swimming, flying fox, craft, music and Bible stories. This is six days of 24/7 child care in the next school holidays.

Staying in modern accommodation with a great group of leaders, the kids will have a week to remember. For more information contact Sarah 0401 849 286 or see


Poland and Slovakia Talk

Whet your appetite for travel with a talk by intrepidMargaret Milne on Thursday June 21 in the Presby-terian Church hall, corner Victoria & Pittwater roads, Gladesville at 10am.

Margaret will speak on her tour and walk through Poland and Slo-vakia. Entry $8 including morning tea. Enquiries/bookings Pauline 9807 5199.


Lions Cash-a-Can Project to close

After 33 years of operation Ryde Lions Cash-A-Can project will cease on September 15.

Up until January 2017, Ryde Lions members were on duty every Saturday morning from 8.30am to 12 noon in the heat, rain and cold.

Lions bought cans from the community and then on sold to Sims Metal, raising funds which were then donated back to local community projects such as hospitals, schools and individuals in need of assistance.

The Lions Club of City of Ryde sincerely thank all those who have supported their Cash-A-Can project over the 33 years.

Lions will be on duty from 8.30am to 12 noon on the first and third Saturdays of each month up until September 15 and will be paying 80c a kg. Continued community support for this project would be appreciated by Ryde Lions. Enquiries Ernie 9807-9215.


Lane Cove Music Concert

Lane Cove Music will hold their next concert on Tuesday June 26 in Lane Cove-Mowbray Anglican Church, 19 Rosenthal Avenue, Lane Cove (behind Post Office) at 8pm.

Featured are the Petit Four Gliss Trio with Lisa Osmialowski (flute);

Ella Brinch (viola) and Azumi Lehmann (harp) performing music by Ibert, Faur, Debussy, Bizet, Puccini and Satie.

Tickets $25 at door, children admitted FREE. Enquiries 9428 4287 or 9427 4651.


Your Chamber of  Commerce Meets

EPPING: Chamber enquiries President Tony Hackett 9869-8900; 0418 413 226 or secretary Betty Ockerlander 8876-5888.

EASTWOOD: Meet second Monday each month. Next meeting July 9. Enquiries president Vic Tagg 0412 369 510 or secretary Steve Colquhoun 9874-0221.

GLADESVILLE: Meet third Tuesday each month. Next meeting July 17. Enquiries secretary Maria Zappia o401 158 307 or email:

WEST RYDE: Enquiries President Nora Etmekdjian 0417 699 955.

DRUMMOYNE: Meet first Wednesday each month. Next meeting July 4. Enquiries Secretary Alex Elliott 0438 774 323 or Vice President Paul Harcombe 0438 089 900.

RIVERSIDE BUSINESS CHAMBER: Achieve Australia host Business After Hours on Monday July 2 @ Araluen House, 2 Brigadoon Court, Epping from 5.30pm to 7pm. Enquiries Sabrina Ferguson 9952 8498.


Ryde Arthritis Support Group

Michelle Sharkey OAM from the Stroke Recovery Association is guest speaker when Ryde Arthritis Support Group meets on Thursday June 28 at Ryde Eastwood Leagues Club at 1pm.

She’ll talk on “Stroke and Prevention”. Members and visitors all welcome. Enquiries Doris Carrall 9817 7470. 


CWA Fashion Parade

Eastwood-Epping branch Country Women’s Association will hold a Fashion Parade on Wednesday June 20 at Carinya Retirement Village, Norfolk Road, Epping from 10am.

Entry is $10 which includes morning tea and lucky door ticket. All welcome. Enquiries Jan 9871 2702.