CITY of Ryde Eisteddfod is celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2018 with a special Afternoon Tea and performances by invitation on Sunday May 20 in Ryde Civic Centre in Devlin Street from 2pm to 4pm.

The Ryde Eisteddfod committee have organised this event to showcase their performers as a thank-you to loyal sponsors, patrons and volunteers. This year’s Eisteddfod runs from Saturday July 14 to Saturday September 8 with competition for all ages and disciplines.

Online entries for Dance close Thursday April 26; Instrumental on Saturday April 28; Speech and Drama on Tuesday May 1; Seniors (50yrs plus) on Wednesday May 2 and Vocal on Friday May 4.

Paper entries must be received by this Friday April 20.


Healthy lifestyle program for cancer survivors

Cancer Council will run a free healthy lifestyle program for cancer survivors in Concord from Friday May 4 to June 8 from 10am to 12 noon.

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

ENRICHing Survivorship is a free group-based program comprised of eight, two hour, face to face, weekly sessions. It 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.

The program 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]


Cockatoo Island accommodation Open House

Cockatoo Island on Sydney Harbour have organised an accommodation Open House on Sunday April 22 from 2pm to 5pm.

The Island’s vast array of accommodation options will be open to the public and the Harbour Trust wants you to have a sneak peek inside some of the oldest heritage houses on Sydney Harbour.

Pick up your map from the Visitor Centre. Book two night’s accommodation at the Open Day and receive the third for free.

Cockatoo Island has accommodation to suit couples, families or large corporate groups, with housing sleeping up to 12 people and glamping and camping accommodation offering picturesque views.

Visit for terms and conditions.


Apple iPad and iPhone classes

Have you been given an Apple iPad or iPhone and not sure how to use it?

Perhaps you have had one for some time and want to learn more. Help is at hand at the Boronia Park Uniting Church hall with an 8-week course commencing Wednesday May 16 at 93A Pittwater Road, Boronia Park from 10am to 11am.

Cost is only $145 per head for the 8-week course including a manual and stylus pen and covers navigation tips, adding names & addresses, taking photos & videos, searching the internet, updating apps, using FaceTime, sending emails, iCloud & backups. To book phone Christine David 0401-017-459.


Plan Ahead Day in Chatswood

If you’ve been meaning to get your affairs in order but never find the time, NSW Trustee & Guardian is making it easier for locals with a Plan Ahead Day on Tuesday May 8 in Chatswood Library, 409 Victoria Road, Chatswood.

A Plan Ahead Day enables people to make or update their Will or Power of Attorney documents with expert help from NSW Trustee & Guardian. Bookings essential 9240 0732 or book online at


History writer at Lane Cove Library talk

Sydney author Jane Eales will present a talk on her book ‘Secrets, Spies and Spotted Dogs’ next Tuesday April 24 in Lane Cove Library at 7pm.

Jane has a remarkable personal story to tell; a story that turns her into an accomplished history writer, not to mention impressive investigative sleuth.

Come along and hear her true story about a post-war adoption in London in 1947 and a forbidden quest, almost 50 years later, to find out the truth of her origins. Her dogged refusal to give up led her to startling discoveries about her mother and the part she played in World War 2. An adventure into history that is both mysterious and poignant. Entry is free.


Foundation Cup Golf Day

SIR Roden & Lady Cutler Foundation presents its 6th annual Foundation Cup Golf Day on Thursday May 24 at Concord Golf Club on Majors Bay Road Concord.

Participate in the Harvey Norman Invitational golf tournament and enjoy a special day at one of Sydney’s most prestigous golf clubs whilst supporting an important and worthwhile cause.

Breakfast served at 7am before player briefing and move to tees for shot gun start at 8.15am. Buffet lunch and drinks in clubhouse from 1.30pm.

Cost $990 for teams of four includes breakfast, on-course drinks, lunch and prizes while this year by popular demand CARTS will also be provided to all players and included as part of the standard registration fee.

The Sir Roden & Lady Cutler Foundation is a charity established in 1999 to assist people in urgent need of transport to meet their medical and health needs.

For inquiries and registration details contact Vince Del Zio on 0411 644 530 or email: [email protected]


Lane Cove Music Concert

Lane Cove Music present their next concert on Tuesday May 1 in Lane Cove-Mowbray Anglican Church, 19 Rosenthal Avenue, Lane Cove (behind Post Office) at 8pm.

Concert features Accent Strings with violinists Leo Kram and Jane Stanley, Daniel Williams (viola) and cellist Emily Palethorpe performing music by Bach, Handel, Vivaldi, Massenet and Bizet among others.

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


Champagne High Tea at Carisbrook

Lane Cove Historical Society is hosting a Champagne High Tea on Sunday April 29 at Carisbrook Historic House Lane Cove from 1pm to 4pm.

This year’s High Tea offers the delectable British Empire afternoon tea treats that have been enjoyed by generations.

There’s a complimentary glass of champagne and live music too from the Jim Middleton/Bob Bellini Duo.

Enjoy a wander down to the bay through the lovely gardens and take yourself back to the 1880s in the wonderful period rooms of the house itself. Cost is $25 per person all inclusive.

Sit and relax while you take in the ambiance and enjoy the delightful music provided by Jim Middleton and Bob Bellini. Carisbrook Historic House is located at 334 Burns Bay Road Lane Cove with plenty of parking at the end of Waterview Drive.

All proceeds will go towards the continuing maintenance of Carisbrook House, which is run solely by the volunteers of Lane Cove Historical Society.

Bookings essential Enquiries 0418 276 365 or email [email protected]


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 May 14. Enquiries president Vic Tagg 0412 369 510 or secretary Steve Colquhoun 9874-0221.

GLADESVILLE: Meet third Tuesday each month. Next meeting May 15. 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 May 2. Enquiries Secretary Alex Elliott 0438 774 323 or Vice President Paul Harcombe 0438 089 900.

RIVERSIDE BUSINESS CHAMBER: Business After Hours Monday May 7 hosted by Arthritis & Osteoporosis NSW, Level 1 Suite 1/15, 32 Delhi Road, North Ryde from 5.30pm to 7pm. Enquiries Sabrina Ferguson 9952-8498.