Cathie’s Column: Pollard Awards for Excellence

LANE Cove Music will hold its next concert on Tuesday October 2 in Lane Cove-Mowbray Anglican Church, 19 Rosenthal Avenue, Lane Cove (behind post office) at 7pm.

Concert features the Alf & Pearl Pollard Memorial Awards for performance excellence held in association with Sydney Eisteddfod.

Ten of the most outstanding solo instrumentalists between the ages of 11 and 15 will be selected from the 2018 Eisteddfod for these awards.

Performances will be followed by an audience vote and the awarding of prizes.

Admission $25 at door, concessions available, school children FREE. Enquiries 9428 4287 or 9427 4651 or website: lanecove.fmca.org.au

ENRICHing healthy lifestyle program

Cancer Council are now running a FREE healthy lifestyle program for cancer survivors on Fridays up until October 19 in Concord from 10am to 12 noon.

The ENRICHing Survivorship program provides cancer survivors with a range of nutrition information, involvement in physical activity and practical information and discussion about adjusting to life following cancer treatment.

It is a free group-based program comprised of two hour, face to face, weekly sessions and also includes a yoga and mindfulness session to enable participants to explore mindfulness and relaxation techniques to help reduce stress and anxiety. Registrations are essential. Phone 1300 360 541 or email: [email protected]

Hunters Hill High Reunion Classes 1958-59-60

A 60th year reunion luncheon for ex-students of Hunters Hill High School’s Class of 1958-59 and ‘60 will be held on Saturday October 27 at the Kirribilli Club, 11 Harbourview Crescent, Lavender Bay from 11.30am.

A la carte menu. For further details email John Fellows: [email protected]

Rock the Hall Dance for Bush Relief

ROTARY Club of Hunters Hill in conjunction with Hunters Hill Council present a Rock the Hall Dance on Saturday September 29 in Hunters Hill Town Hall, Alexandra Street, Hunters Hill from 7.30pm.

Come along and dance to 1960s, 70s and 80s rock ‘n’ roll and help raise funds for our Farmers, providing drought relief in the bush.

Performing on the night are the Double Gin and The Tonics band plus guest artists. Tickets $65 per head. Plenty of paella and pizza, bring your own drinks with prizes for best dressed.

All proceeds go to country based Rotary Clubs for discreet distribution to the needy. Purchase tickets online through Eventbrite.com.au/rockthehall

Computer Tutors needed for seniors

Computer Pals for Seniors at West Ryde need new tutors for its classes in the rooms of St Columbs church in West Ryde.

They’d like to hear from anyone who has some knowledge about using computers, has a sense of humour, and can spare an hour or so per week. Each class has a maximum of four students – Beginners, Beginners Refresh, Internet, iPad-iPhone-Android, Photo Organisation and Windows 10.

For more information, view new website: www.cpalswr.com.au

If interested to volunteer as a tutor or to join the club, contact Margaret 9874 2645 or Warren 0417 221 603.

Ex Unilever Reunion

A reunion luncheon will be held for ex-Unilever staff on Thursday November 22 at Pennant Hills Bowling Club, Yarrara Street, Pennant Hills from 11.30am to 2.30pm.

Meal and drinks at own cost. Partners welcome. Enquiries Ian Kirkham 9876-6075.

Support Group

PFLAG (Support Group for Parents/Family/Friends of Lesbian & Gay Children) meet this Saturday September 22 at “175” (formerly Wesley Lodge Motel), 175 Hawkesbury Road, Westmead at 2pm.

Off-street parking available. Enquiries Judy 0439 466 125.

Media talk for seniors

Macquarie branch of National Seniors Australia meet on the third Wednesday each month at Ryde-Eastwood Leagues Club at 12 noon.

Guest speaker on September 19 is Ted Simmons who’ll talk on “The Media – the difference it makes in our lives”. New members welcome. 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 Monday October 8 from 6.15pm for 6.30pm. 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 October 3. Enquiries Secretary Alex Elliott 0438 774 323 or Vice President Paul Harcombe 0438 089 900.

RIVERSIDE BUSINESS: Business After Hours Monday October 8 @ The Governor Hotel, 9 Waterloo Road, Macquarie Park (Ess rooftop terrace) from 5.30pm to 7pm. Enquiries Sabrina Ferguson 9952 8498.

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.

Country Women at Spring Harvest

Eastwood-Epping branch of Country Women’s Association will hold a stall at Elizabeth Farm’s Spring Harvest event this Saturday September 23 from 10am to 3pm.

CWA’s famous scones will be demonstrated. Cakes, biscuits, jams, marmalade, chutneys, other preserves and baked goods will be for sale. CWA Raffle and food related handicrafts will also be sold.

This food event will feature talks, many food vendors and the house museum will be open. Gold coin entry. Free vintage shuttle buses from Parramatta Station from 10am.

Learning for Leisure Group

Boronia Park Learning for Leisure Group invites new members to join their group on Wednesdays in the Uniting Church, Pittwater Road, Boronia Park from 9am to 12 noon.

Activities include Gentle Exercises, IPad training, Mahjong (Austalian), knitting, crochet, tapestry, embroidery, paper craft and board games. Fees $15 per term. Enquiries 9817-1854.

Neighbours’ Church Night

Epping Uniting Church has arranged an evening on Friday September 28 for new residents and longer-term residents to meet together.

People who live in the immediate vicinity of the church – in Chester, Oxford, Essex, Surrey and Cambridge Streets – have been invited to a gathering in the church hall from 7pm to 9pm. Come along for a free evening of conversation, information, music and supper. Enquiries Joan 9868.3816.