Cathie’s Column: Glowing Tribute to Women of Silver

NATIONAL Trust Vienna Cottage Committee is presenting a talk on Women Silversmiths of the 18th and 19th century on Sunday September 16 in Hunters Hill RSL Club hall, 56 Alexandra Street, Hunters Hill from 2.30pm.

Speaker is historian Anne Harbers of Art and Antique Silver.

Louisa Courtauld (1729 – 1807) of the Courtauld family was one of many women silversmiths whose beautiful silver pieces can be seen in the Courtauld Institute of Art in London, as well as in the National Museum of Women in the Arts in the United States, which holds a collection of 141 women silver artisans.

This talk will focus on the skilled and intricate work of many of these women silversmiths whose pieces can be traced through paintings of the time, with family portraits grouped around afternoon tea or genre scenes.

Bring along an item of Silver for a personal appraisal. Admission $10 includes refreshments. Enquiries 9816 1794 or email: [email protected]


                                                      Virtuoso pianist David Fung

PASSION Concert at The Concourse

Willoughby Symphony’s PASSION concert will see Chief Conductor and Artistic Director Dr Nicholas Milton AM joined by virtuoso pianist David Fung (pictured) for a performance of Shostakovich’s second piano concerto.

Concert takes place in The Concourse Concert Hall Chatswood on Saturday September 15 at 7pm and Sunday September 16 at 2pm.

Fung appears regularly with the world’s premier ensembles including the Cleveland, Israel Philharmonic, San Diego and Sydney Symphony Orchestras and is widely recognised for interpretations that are elegant and refined, yet intensely poetic and uncommonly expressive. Purchase your tickets now on 8075 8111 or visit


Sydney Stroke Choir Recital

As a result of a generous grant from the City of Ryde Council and the support of North Ryde RSL Community Club, the Stroke Recovery Association will hold its Annual Stroke Choirs Recital at North Ryde RSL on Thursday September 13 from 10am to 2.30pm.

Six Stroke Choirs from Sydney, Newcastle and the Central Coast will combine to present a Recital of their favourite songs in a FREE public performance.

The Stroke Choir Recital is a wonderful day to celebrate the achievements of Stroke survivors who have found their voice through song.

Admission is FREE and the Recital is open to the public to be entertained and inspired by the beautiful voices and songs presented by each of the Choirs. Enquiries 1300 650 594.


Pennant Hills VIEW lunch

Pennant Hills VIEW Club meets for lunch on the second Tuesday each month at 11am.

Next meeting on September 11 will take place at a new venue – Oatlands Golf Club. Speaker is Louie Kelbert from Kel-Bee Apiaries.

On September 25 the group will hold their annual Fashion Parade.

Visitors and new members welcome. Inquiries Margaret 9873 2402.


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 Monday September 10 from 6.15pm for 6.30pm. Guest speakers from Ryde City Council. Enquiries president Vic Tagg 0412 369 510 or secretary Steve Colquhoun 9874-0221.

GLADESVILLE: Enquiries President Max McFarlane email: [email protected]

WEST RYDE: Networking Breakfast at Caffe Crema, Thursday September 20 @ 67 Ryedale Road West Ryde at 7.30am. Enquiries President Nora Etmekdjian 0417 699 955.

DRUMMOYNE: Meet first Wednesday each month. Next meeting September 5. Enquiries Secretary Alex Elliott 0438 774 323 or Vice President Paul Harcombe 0438 089 900.


Turning on the Lights

Come along to ‘Turning on the Lights’ this Saturday September 8 – a delightful evening of drinks,supper and a candlelight concert in the 1880s heritage home Wyaldra at 3 Madeline Street, Hunters Hill from 5pm to 8pm.

You’ll be supporting women in Vanuatu who’ll benefit through the provision of solar lights, technology and an income from a mobile recharging service.

For every dollar raised Anglican Overseas Aid will receive $5 in Government funding. Tickets $50.

Further information phone Mary 98797183, Deirdre 98163729 or 98172167.


Bridge Lessons

Looking for a way to keep mentally fit and have fun and meet new friends.

Then come and learn to play bridge at Hunters Hill Bridge Club in Crown Street Henley. Beginners lessons start Monday

October 15 between 7.15pm and 9.15pm. Cost $120 for six lessons and includes workbook and light refreshments.

Check website: [email protected]

Enquiries Carol Sheldrake 0438619780; email: [email protected] or Kathie De Palo 98175131.


Epping Probus seeks members

Epping & District Probus Club is a social club for retired or semi-retired men and are seeking persons interested in membership.

The Club meets on the second Monday each month in Epping Presbyterian Church hall from 10am to 12 noon and runs regular social activities including speakers, musical afternoons, movie attendances, outings, walks, coffee morning teas, theatre performances and tours. Visitors are encouraged to attend a meeting and consider membership. Ladies are welcome to attend as visitors.

Inquiries president Colin Jones 9871-2933 or secretary Ross Beattie 9871-1838.


Art & Craft Fair at Alan Walker Village

A wide selection of gift ideas will be on show at the Art & Craft Fair on Saturday September 15 in Alan Walker Village, 1 Dalmar Place, Carlingford from 10am to 2pm.

Items on display and for sale include art work, plants, cooking, embroidery, greeting cards, hand made scarves, book binding,

china painting and patchwork. Cafe available with tea, coffee and cakes. Sorry no EFTPOS.

Enquiries Betty 9874 7825 or Phyllis 9874-7790.