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wed. 21 SHOWGROUND MAR­KET

Pen­rith’s Showground Mar­ket fea­tures up to 300 stalls sell­ing plants, fruit and veg­eta­bles. Where: Sta­tion St, Pen­rith When: 8.30am-1.30pm Cost: Free De­tails: 4721 0509

DECLUTTER YOUR DE­VICE

Learn how to make your An­droid de­vice run more smoothly by or­gan­is­ing the stor­age space. Bring your own tablet or smart­phone. Where: Max Web­ber Li­brary, Flush­combe Rd, Black­town When: 10am-noon Cost: Free Book­ings: 9839 6620

CHIL­DREN STORYTIME

Bring your lit­tle ones to Mul­ti­cul­tural Storytime at Our Li­brary @ The Mount Druitt Hub. Let them ex­plore other cul­tures through sto­ries, song and craft ac­tiv­i­ties. When: 10.30am Cost: Free De­tails: www.li­braries.black­town.nsw.gov.au

LEARN LINE DANC­ING

Teacher Nigel Mooney will take you through your paces every Wed­nes­day night. The night starts with the be­gin­ners and when ev­ery­one warms up, Nigel kicks off the in­ter­me­di­ate dancers. Where: Pen­rith Pan­thers, 123 Mul­goa Rd, Pen­rith When: 6-9pm Cost: $5 M, $10 V De­tails: Pen­rith.pan­thers.com.au

thur. 22 SMALL BIZ START-UP

Western Sydney Busi­ness Cen­tre and Black­town Coun­cil have joined forces to present a work­shop on ev­ery­thing you need to know to start up your own small busi­ness. Where: Max Web­ber Li­brary, Flush­combe Rd, Black­town When: 10am-noon Cost: Free Book­ings: 4721 5011

EX­CITE­MENT ON TRACK

Pen­rith Pace­way brings the ex­cite­ment of har­ness rac­ing to the west every Thurs­day. Grab a meal at the bistro be­fore rac­ing starts. Where: 141-7 Sta­tion Rd, Pen­rith When: From 6pm De­tails: 4721 2375

fr. 23 WESTERN SYDNEY OPERA

Western Sydney Opera presents Donizetti’s 18th cen­tury ro­man­tic com­edy. The Elixir of Love is a story about ro­mance, courage, pride, money and the ‘love elixir’ of a trav­el­ling doc­tor. Where: The Joan, High St, Pen­rith When: 8pm Cost: From $40 De­tails: the­joan.com.au

FRI­DAY NIGHT LIGHTS

Fri­day Night Lights pop-up event fea­tures singer-song­writer Louise Nut­ting pre­sent­ing War­time Sweet­hearts. Nut­ting’s in­flu­ences in­clude Bjork, Jeff Buck­ley and St Vin­cent. Where: The Joan, High St, Pen­rith When: 5-8pm Cost: Free De­tails: the­joan.com.au

AL­WAYS PATSY

It’s a busy night at The Joan. The fi­nal event on to­day and to­mor­row is Al­ways ... Patsy Cline. This mu­si­cal play cel­e­brates the life and mu­sic of one of the great­est fe­male vo­cal­ists. Cline trag­i­cally died in a plane crash in 1963, aged 30, but her leg­end lives on. Where: The Joan, High St, Pen­rith When: 8pm to­day; 2pm, 8pm Satur­day Cost: From $50 De­tails: the­joan.com.au

GET IN MY HEAD

Amer­i­can co­me­dian Arj Barker is back on Aus­tralian soil with his new show Get in My Head. Barker says there’s plenty of room in his head, and it’s guar­an­teed to be hi­lar­i­ous. For over 18s. Where: Rooty Hill RSL, Sher­brooke Rd, Rooty Hill When: 8pm Cost: $44 De­tails: rooty­hillrsl.com.au

DIESEL REVS UP

Aussie rocker Diesel draws from his lat­est al­bum Amer­i­cana, which pays trib­ute to the mu­si­cians and singers who’ve in­spired him. The al­bum is the core of his be­ing, and the show will be one to savour and re­mem­ber. Where: Rooty Hill RSL, Sher­brooke Rd, Rooty Hill When: 8pm Cost: $40 De­tails: rooty­hillrsl.com.au

sat. 24 TRANS­PLANT GAMES

Come along and be in­spired by ath­letes whose lives have been touched by or­gan and tis­sue do­na­tion. The ath­letes have over­come ma­jor med­i­cal ob­sta­cles to par­tic­i­pate in a week of sports and ac­tiv­i­ties. De­tails: aus­traliantrans­plantgames.com

SEASON START

Mt Druitt Swim­ming Cen­tre season splashes into ac­tion with a free aqua zumba trial at 9.30am and free aqua ex­er­cise trial at 11am. Where: Ayres Grove, Mt Druitt De­tails: 9625 6360

PLANT GIVEAWAYS

A limit of two plants per res­i­dence is al­lowed at the Trav­el­ling Plant Give­away. The pro­gram has 2500 plants for Black­town city residents. Where: Har­vey Park, Fal­mouth Rd, Quak­ers Hill When: 9am-1pm Cost: Free De­tails: www.black­town.nsw.gov.au

KILLER QUEEN

The Bris­bane-based trib­ute band (below) plays ho­mage to English rock­ers Queen. The boys have been per­form­ing since 2003 and their show has a rep­u­ta­tion for au­then­tic­ity. Where: Rooty Hill RSL, Sher­brooke Rd, Rooty Hill When: 8pm Cost: $30 De­tails: rooty­hillrsl.com.au

sun. 25 FLEA MAR­KETS

Every Sun­day, the carpark of the Sky­line Drive-In Theatre con­verts to a flea mar­ket with trash and trea­sure in­clud­ing vin­tage goods as well as plenty of food trucks to keep shop­pers’ ap­petites sat­is­fied. Where: 33 Crick­eters Arms Rd, Prospect When: 7am-2pm Cost: $2 driv­ers, $1 pedes­tri­ans, chil­dren un­der-16 free De­tails: 9747 1986 or black­town­mar­kets.com

CHEM­I­CAL CLEAN-OUT

Clear your cup­board of old clean­ing prod­ucts, paints and chem­i­cals at this house­hold chem­i­cal clean-out. Black­town residents can drop off items at the Rooty Hill works de­pot. Where: Sta­tion St, Rooty Hill When: 9am3.-30pm De­tails: www.black­town.nsw.gov.au

KING OF LOVE SONGS

An­thony Castelo has been de­scribed as the Philip­pines’ “king of love songs”. He is an ac­com­plished artist who brings his em­pa­thy and car­ing na­ture to his songs. Where: Rooty Hill RSL, Sher­brooke Rd, Rooty Hill When: 6pm Cost: From $45 De­tails: rooty­hillrsl.com.au

mon.26 HOL­I­DAY BLAST

This school hol­i­day pro­gram at the leisure cen­tre for ages six to 12 is de­signed to en­ter­tain, ed­u­cate, stim­u­late and care for your chil­dren. Where: Emerton Leisure Cen­tre, 35 Jersey Rd, Emerton When: 8am-5pm Cost: $28 a day De­tails: 8822 6000

AU­THOR TALK

Jour­nal­ist, writer and ra­dio host Richard Glover dis­cusses his new book, Flesh Wounds, de­scribed as a “comic romp for any­one whose fam­ily was not what they or­dered”. Max Web­ber Li­brary, Flush­combe Rd, Black­town When: 7.30pm Cost: Free Reg­is­tra­tions: 9839 6677

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