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MUL­TI­CUL­TURAL STO­RY­TIME

Join in Mul­ti­cul­tural Sto­ry­time at Mt Druitt Hub. The fun-filled hour for preschool­ers, their par­ents and car­ers will in­clude sto­ries and songs from dif­fer­ent coun­tries and in­ter­est­ing craft ac­tiv­i­ties. Ses­sions con­tinue through­out the school term. Where: Ayres Grove, Mt Druitt Time: 10.30-11.30am De­tails: 9839 6677 or visit li­braries.black­town.nsw.gov.au

FOOT­BALLER PER­FORMS

For­mer foot­baller Ahi­lan Rat­namo­han per­forms SDS1, a thrilling dance-inspired work ex­plor­ing football as an art form. Through sheer ath­letic prow­ess, he cre­ates lay­ers of move­ment that see the player “caught” in the per­for­mance, rather than in con­trol of it. Where: Black­town Arts Cen­tre Time: 7pm Cost: Tick­ets are $25 for adults and $15 for con­ces­sion De­tails: 9839 6558

WED­NES­DAYS FOR WIN­NERS

Have some fun and make new friends at Win­ning Wed­nes­days at Mt Druitt Hub. The af­ter­noon in­volves free ac­tiv­i­ties for all high-school stu­dents. This month’s ac­tiv­i­ties in­clude minute-to-win-it games, art ac­tiv­i­ties and cha­rades. No book­ings are needed. Where: Mt Druitt Hub, Ayres Grove, Mt Druitt Time: 4-5pm De­tails: 8886 2000

KNIT TO­GETHER

Novice and ex­pe­ri­enced knit­ters are in­vited to knit squares for the or­gan­i­sa­tion Wrap With Love. Bring along your knit­ting nee­dles and wool to help Wrap With Love dis­trib­ute colour­ful wraps to com­mu­ni­ties in need around the world. Where: Max Web­ber Li­brary, Black­town Time: 1pm De­tails: 9839 6648

QUILTING WORK­SHOP

Graceades Cot­tage hosts a quilting work­shop, which is free to cre­ative peo­ple. Where: The cot­tage is lo­cated in Rose Court, Bid­will Time: 10am-1pm De­tails: 9628 2045 or email gracecomm­cott@big­pond.com

PLANET OF FUN

The new Planet X in Mt Druitt has some­thing for ev­ery­one. From a bright green roller­skat­ing rink, tram­po­lines, jump­ing cas­tles and ar­cade games, ev­ery­one is guar­an­teed an af­ter­noon of fun. The cen­tre also holds jump­ing and skat­ing-themed birth­day par­ties. Where: 1 Zoe Pl, Mt Druitt Time: 10am-7pm Cost: Prices vary De­tails: 9625 9126

UN­BEAR­ABLE GOOD FUN

Look­ing ahead

Sep 22 Head to Pan­thers for a free screen­ing of Padding­ton the movie. Based on the beloved chil­dren’s clas­sic, chil­dren will be able to join Padding­ton as he goes on plenty of fun ad­ven­tures. Where: Mu­gloa Rd, Pen­rith Time: 11am De­tails: Visit pen­rith.pan­thers.com.au

PINK POWER

Pink is un­doubt­edly one of the great­est en­ter­tain­ers and the So What – The Pink Show pays trib­ute to her high-energy per­for­mances at Rooty Hill RSL Club. Fans will hear all the hits in­clud­ing Let’s Get the Party Started, So What and Sorry Mr Pres­i­dent. Where: Rooty Hill RSL Club Time: 8pm Cost: Tick­ets are $5 for mem­bers and $12 for chil­dren and visi­tors De­tails: Visit rooty­hillrsl.com.au

PO­ETS GATHER

Share the af­ter­noon with like-minded peo­ple ex­plor­ing po­etry writ­ing and per­for­mance po­etry. All emerg­ing po­ets welcome. Where: Max Web­ber Li­brary, cnr Flush­combe Rd and Al­pha St, Black­town Time: 2-4pm De­tails: 0422 357 666

EN­JOY WILDLIFE

Featherdale Wildlife Park boasts the largest col­lec­tion of na­tive species in Aus­tralia. Cost: Prices vary Time: 9am5pm Where: 217 Kil­dare Rd, Doon­side De­tails: 9622 1644

HYP­NOTIC AT­TRAC­TIONS

Sep 25 Pre­pare to be amazed when one of the world’s most pop­u­lar hyp­no­tists Peter Pow­ers (pic­tured) takes the stage at Rooty Hill RSL. His live stage show draws crowds around the world. Where: 55 Sher­booke St, Rooty Hill Time: 8pm Price: $35 De­tails: Visit rooty­hillrsl.com.au

Satur­day

BAD­BOYS TO SIZ­ZLE

One of Aus­tralia’s hottest ex­ports – Bad­boys Aus­tralia – has been tak­ing the world by storm and is back to de­liver the ul­ti­mate ladies’ night at Pan­thers. The Aus­tralian male crew is set to siz­zle as the boys take to the stage with dy­namic dance rou­tines and cos­tumes. Where: Pan­thers, Mul­goa Rd, Pen­rith Time: 8pm Cost: Tick­ets are $31.55 De­tails: pen­rith.pan­thers.com.au

CATCH 112 AT RSL

Hip-hop fans will get the chance to see 112 – the first R‘n’B group to emerge from Sean “Puffy” Combs’s Bad Boy Records ros­ter - live at Rooty Hill RSL. The Grammy Award-win­ning group’s songs in­clude Peaches and Cream, Dance with Me and the in­ter­na­tional No.1 hit, I’ll Be Miss­ing You. Where: Rooty Hill RSL Time: 8pm Cost: Tick­ets are $55 De­tails: rooty­hillrsl.com.au

MAR­KET DAY FUN

Pick up a bar­gain at a mar­ket day in Tregear. The mar­ket in­cludes face paint­ing, a jump­ing castle, bar­be­cue, Devon­shire tea, can­dles, jew­ellery, plants, clothes, toys, bric-a-brac and beauty ther­apy items. Where: Tregear Pres­by­te­rian Church, 117 Ellsworth Drive, Tregear Time: 9am-3pm De­tails: 9628 0940

HONE SKETCH­ING SKILLS

Join the Sketch Club at Atura ev­ery Satur­day, to brush up on draw­ing skills, fo­cus­ing on the nude form. Hosted in one of Atura Black­town’s retro-inspired con­fer­ence rooms, the in­ti­mate ses­sions are self-di­rected and the last ses­sion in each term fea­tures a guest tu­tor. The term runs un­til Septem­ber 19. Cost: $15 stan­dard, $12 con­ces­sion or $110 term pack­age Where: 32 Reser­voir Rd, Prospect De­tails: 9839 6558

ST MARYS SPRING FES­TI­VAL

The 40th St Marys Spring Fes­ti­val will be held to­day. The free, fun event will show­case lo­cal tal­ent, of­fer fam­i­lyfriendly en­ter­tain­ment and rides, and fea­ture a host of food and va­ri­ety stalls. Where: Queen St, St Marys Time: 9am4pm De­tails: 9833 2433

PRO­TECT BUSH­LAND

Black­town res­i­dents are en­cour­aged to get in­volved with vol­un­teer bush­care groups and help pro­tect and im­prove the health of bush­land by con­trol­ling and re­mov­ing in­va­sive weeds. Join the vol­un­teers and do your bit for the en­vi­ron­ment. Par­tic­i­pants will learn the names of na­tive plants and weed species and be­come ac­tively in­volved in en­sur­ing na­tive wildlife re­turn to the area. Gloves and tools are pro­vided on the day. Where: Tregear Re­serve Time: 9am-noon De­tails: 9839 6814

Sun­day

EN­JOY SEG­WAY THRILLS

Hire a seg­way and tour the his­toric Mamre House on two wheels this week­end. En­joy the free­dom of rid­ing the self-bal­anc­ing scooter at the homestead. De­tails: Vi­ist seg­way­dude.com.au or email book­ings@seg­way­dude.com.au One of the mas­ters of ob­ser­va­tional com­edy, Jimeoin will of­fer his ra­zor-sharp wit to en­ter­tain au­di­ences at Pan­thers on Satur­day, Septem­ber 10. The show starts at 8pm and tick­ets are $40.55. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit pen­rith.pan­thers.com.au.

Mon­day

CE­RAM­ICS CLASS

Graceades Cot­tage runs a ce­ram­ics class ev­ery Mon­day for cre­ative peo­ple. Where: The cot­tage is in Rose Court at Bid­will Time: 10am-1pm Cost: $5 a ses­sion, plus cost of ma­te­ri­als De­tails: 9628 2045 or email gracecomm­cott@big­pond.com

AC­TIV­I­TIES FOR KIDS

Let the chil­dren go crazy at Go Bananas at St Marys Rugby League Club. The largest pur­pose-built fam­ily en­ter­tain­ment cen­tre in Aus­tralia caters for chil­dren aged up to 14, with a four-level, three-lane rac­ing slide, mul­ti­ple play ar­eas, jump­ing cas­tles, tri­cy­cles, and more. Time: 9am-6pm De­tails: 1300 226 262

Tues­day

LINE DANC­ING

Line danc­ing at St Marys Band Club on Tues­day is a fun, low-im­pact way to im­prove health and fit­ness. Dancers of all ages are welcome. Time: Be­gin­ners classes are from 6-7.30pm and iter­me­di­ate classes are from 8-10pm. Cost: $10 De­tails: Visit south­ern­crosslinedancers.com

AD­VEN­TURE PLAY­GROUND

Chil­dren can go wild at Kidz Fun Fac­tory. The in­door ad­ven­ture play­ground has a three-level maze in­clud­ing crawl tubes, gi­ant slides and rope climbs. Where: Unit 1, 44 Ed­die Rd, Minch­in­bury De­tails: 9625 5372

STARZ GAME SHOW

En­joy a night of fun for the whole fam­ily at the Coly­ton Ho­tel with the Starz Game Show. It’s free to play and there are great prizes and give­aways to be won. Time: 6.30pm De­tails: 9623 2266

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