Cathie’s Column: Lane Cove Art Award Exhibition

The 55th annual Lane Cove Art Award opens on Friday August 10 with hundreds of spectacular artworks on display at Gallery Lane Cove, 164 Longueville Road from 6pm.

On show is a rich diversity of art, full of colour and variety from originals to artists’ prints, and styles from traditional to modern.

Entry fee for Opening Night is $5, which includes catalogue and

refreshments with proceeds going to Rotary Club of Lane Cove to fund community projects.

Exhibition is then open from Saturday August 11 to Saturday August 18 from 10am to 4.30pm daily with admission $2 for catalogue (early closing 2.30pm Saturday August 18). Total prizemoney this year is $9,250.

Lane Cove Art Award is organised by Lane Cove Council in conjunction with Lane Cove Art Society.

Deadline for entry to the 55th Lane Cove Art Award is looming, but thereÕs still time to enter your artwork. Lane Cove Art Society invites all artists to enter, not only members. Entry forms and fees by Monday July 23 to John Heffernan, 42 Richardson Street, Lane Cove 2066. Delivery of works: Tuesday July 31 from 11am to 3pm and Wednesday August 1 from 11am to 6.30pm to Gallery Lane Cove.

Inquiries Pat Wilson 9428 1134 or 0419 233 862; Lane Cove Art Society president Lyn Teal 0432 105 600 or vice president Julie Percy 0405 712 995.

Open Weekend at historic Eryldene

Eryldene Historic House and Garden at 17 McIntosh Street, Gordon will hold an Open Weekend this Saturday July 14 and Sunday July 15 from 10am to 4pm.

This is a perfect time to see Eryldene’s camellias in full bloom and enjoy tours of the house and garden. Bring a picnic and enjoy the garden.

The Garden Cafe will be open for light refreshments.

Free entry for members of the Eryldene Trust, NT and HHA; $12 non-members; $10 concession; $5 children (6-15yrs); $30 family. Eryldene Sunday Afternoon teas from 1pm. Tea bookings recommended. Cost $25 adults; $12 children (6-12yrs). Bookings/enquiries 9498 2271 or [email protected] or visit our website


Community Learning Programs

Enrolments now open for Christian Community Aid’s adult education programs for next semester.

At Community Learning, it’s your chance to learn something new, enjoy your existing hobbies and meet new friends in your local area. Classes just $6 per week. Technology for Seniors, Line Dancing, Watercolour Painting, Sewing and Patchwork, French, Ukulele, Bridge, Yoga, Drawing and Gentle Exercise are just some of the 35 plus classes on offer at Eastwood and West Ryde.

Enquiries Vanessa 9858 3222 or email [email protected]

Full class timetable and enrolment form at


Kevin Tyrrell Cemetery talk

Family History Group of Ryde District Historical Society meet this Saturday July 14 at Willandra, 770 Victoria Road, Ryde at 10am.

Member Kevin Tyrrell will talk on the topic: A Funny Thing Happened on the way to the Cemetery. Visitors welcome. Enquiries Christine 9809 7783.


Blue Mountains Coach Trip

Ryde Lantern Club have organised a day trip to the Blue Mountains on Friday August 10 in a 53-seat luxury coach.

Members of Hornsby Lantern Club and Eastwood branch of Country Women’s Association will join the group for a fun day of sightseeing.

All welcome. Coach departs Asquith Bowling Club at approximately 7.30am and St Anne’s Ryde 8am en route to Windsor/Richmond where you can enjoy morning tea before touring through Kurrajong, Bilpin, Mt Victoria, Govetts Leap Lookout and Blackheath. Next destination is The New Ivanhoe Hotel at Blackheath where you’ll step back into the 1930s art deco era and enjoy roast lunch, dessert, tea and coffee in front of open log fires. After lunch relax while travelling to Katoomba, cliff drive, Leura and Wentworth Falls before returning to Ryde at approximately 4.30pm and Hornsby 5.15pm. Cost is $64 all inclusive. Cash/cheques made out to Ryde Lantern Club with payments required by Friday August 3. Enquiries Robert Anderson 9670-2743 or 0418 552 532.


Family Fun Day at North Ryde

North Ryde Christian Church has organised a FREE Fun Day on Saturday July 21 for families and the community at 12 Pindari Street North Ryde from 11am to 3pm.

There’ll be an animal farm, climbing wall, jumping castles, face painting, morning tea, coffee and sausage sizzle.

Further details: 0466 083 828 or check website:


Macquarie Seniors AGM

Macquarie branch of National Seniors Australia will hold their AGM

next Wednesday July 18 at Ryde-Eastwood Leagues Club from 12 noon.

The group meets on the third Wednesday each month. There’ll be no guest speaker at the AGM. Afternoon tea served after the meeting. New members always welcome. Enquiries Carolyn 9874 7129 or 0409 719 813.


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 August 13. 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: [email protected]

WEST RYDE: Enquiries President Nora Etmekdjian 0417 699 955.

DRUMMOYNE: Meet first Wednesday each month. Next meeting August 1. Enquiries Secretary Alex Elliott 0438 774 323 or Vice President Paul Harcombe 0438 089 900.


PFLAG Support Group

PFLAG (Support Group for Parents/Family/Friends of Lesbian & Gay Children) meet on the fourth Saturday each month at “175” (formerly Wesley Lodge Motel), 175 Hawkesbury Road, Westmead at 2pm. Next meet July 28. 

Off-street parking available. Enquiries Judy 0439 466 125; or email: [email protected]


Lantern Club Morning Tea

Dilini Manthlaka from Macula Disease Foundation is guest speaker when Ryde Lantern Club meets next Monday July 16 in St Anne’s Church Hall, Church Street, Ryde.

Meeting will commence with morning tea at 10.45am and speaker at 11am. All welcome to come along and learn how best to prevent Macula degeneration and take home material to read.

Enquiries President Rosemary 9809 4979.