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wed. 19 BABY FARM AN­I­MALS

Pet the lambs, piglet and chicks from KindiFarm and then stroll the grounds of Rouse Hill House and Farm to see the calves, sheep, horses and free range chick­ens. Wed­nes­day-Fri­day, 10am-2pm. Cost: $12/ $8/$30 fam­ily/mem­bers free. Book­ings: 9627 6777

HOL­I­DAY AC­TIV­I­TIES

There is school hol­i­day fun at the Aus­tralian Ho­tel and Brew­ery, Rouse Hill, with three per­for­mances of the Katy Perry/Taylor Swift Show ($12) to­day, start­ing 10.30am, then ac­tiv­i­ties such as free plas­ter craft on Thurs­day and, in as­so­ci­a­tion with Event Cin­e­mas Cas­tle Hill, free craft on Fri­day, De­tails: 9679 4555

MAG­I­CAL STORY ON STAGE

Fi­nal week of the lat­est Cas­tle Hill Play­ers pro­duc­tion. In The Book of Every­thing, nineyear-old Thomas writes about his trou­bled fam­ily life, trop­i­cal fish and re­li­gion to name a few top­ics in a mag­i­cal tale at the Pavil­ion Theatre, Cas­tle Hill Show­ground. Wed­nes­day, Fri­day, Satur­day 8.15pm. Cost: $27/$22. De­tails: 9634 2929

JOIN THE CHO­RUS

Cir­cu­lar Keys Cho­rus, an award-win­ning fe­male a cap­pella en­sem­ble, is look­ing to share the love of cre­at­ing music with women of all ages. Ex­pe­ri­ence a fun evening at re­hearsals on Wed­nes­days, from 7.30pm, and see how four part har­mony works. Music reading is not re­quired, just a love of singing. Women with “higher voices” are es­pe­cially wel­come. St Joseph’s Con­fer­ence Cen­tre, 64 MacKil­lop Drive, Bella Vista. De­tails: Sharon on 0414 49 33 26 or visit cir­cu­larkeys.org

NEW KOALA HAVEN

Featherdale Wildlife Park has a koala sanc­tu­ary where vis­i­tors can walk along a path among the eu­ca­lypts. Ac­cess to the en­clo­sure is in­cluded with the price of ad­mis­sion but a closer en­counter, in­clud­ing a photo, starts at $20. Per­fect for a day out dur­ing the school hol­i­days, the wildlife park in Kil­dare Rd, Doon­side has more than 1700 crea­tures. There’s a kitchen and cafe to make a full day of it with the fam­ily. Open daily 9am-5pm. Cost: $31-$17/fam­ily $85-$58.50. De­tails: 9622 1644

ES­CAPE TO NEVERLAND

Take a cue from Peter Pan and join the fun at West­point. Hop on board the Jolly Roger and meet the fiercest pi­rate of all, Cap­tain Hook on four. Duel over a foam pit at Mer­maid’s La­goon on level 2 or visit the home of Tin­ker Bell in cen­tre court. 10am-3pm daily un­til Sun­day. West­point Black­town.

A- MAZIN’ TIME

Find your way through the Won­der­land Maze, 10am-2pm in Mar­ket Square, or join in the Build-a-Bear work­shops, in the food ter­race, un­til Sun­day dur­ing the school hol­i­days at Rouse Hill Town Cen­tre. Other ac­tiv­i­ties in­clude plas­ter craft, a jump­ing cas­tle, cookie dec­o­rat­ing, face paint­ing and more. De­tails: www.rhtc.com.au

thurs. 20 BUSH TUCKER FEAST

Fi­nal chance these school hol­i­days to search for tra­di­tional plants and wildlife around Rouse Hill House and Farm be­fore mak­ing a “john­ny­cake” and en­joy­ing some bush tucker. Abo­rig­i­nal guides from Muru Mit­ti­gar will tell sto­ries passed along by Darug el­ders. Suit­able for chil­dren aged 6+. Book­ings es­sen­tial, re­fresh­ments in­cluded.

April 13, 18 and 20, 10.30am-12.30pm. Cost: $15/$10 mem­bers. De­tails: 9627 6777 or syd­neyliv­ing­mu­se­ums.com.au

IN THE SWIM

River­stone Swim­ming Cen­tre has ex­tended its sea­son for the hol­i­days and will be open daily, 9am-3pm, with in­flat­a­bles up, un­til Sun­day. A fam­ily fun day con­cludes the sum­mer sea­son on Sun­day. De­tails: 9622 1644

fri. 21 FRI­DAY NIGHT LIVE

Af­ter more than 1500 gigs, singer and mul­ti­in­stru­men­tal­ist Matt Lyons has an ex­ten­sive reper­toire which ranges from the 1950s and ‘60s with songs made fa­mous by The Bea­tles, Elvis and the Mon­kees right through to more re­cent hits by the likes of Jessie J and Ed Sheeran. See him at Lyn­wood Coun­try Club, Pitt Town.

Fri­day from 7.30pm. De­tails: 4580 2800

sat. 22 EN­ER­GETIC DUO REVS UP

Mac­son is singer Alice Pearson and mu­si­cian Paul McLach­lan who have be­come crowd favourites at venues across Syd­ney, praised for their on­stage en­ergy and mu­si­cian­ship. They will rock the En­gine Room at Lyn­wood Coun­try Club on Satur­day.

From 7.30pm. De­tails: 4580 2800

sun. 23 AN­ZAC CER­E­MONY

Be part of the An­zac Sun­day cer­e­mony at Aus­traliana Pi­o­neer Vil­lage, Wil­ber­force, be­gin­ning at 10.45am. There will also be her­itage dis­plays. 10am-4pm. Cost: $5/$3 $15 fam­ily. De­tails: www.theapv.org.au

JAZZ AT THE PINES

The pop­u­lar Zenith Jazz sex­tet per­form at Rough­ley House, 656 old North­ern Rd, Du­ral, from 12.30pm. Or­gan­ised by the Ro­tary Club of the Hills-Kel­lyville, ta­bles can be booked for groups and in­di­vid­u­als or sim­ply turn up on the day with your pic­nic rug. Cost: $20 adults/$15 con­ces­sions. Book­ings: www.jaz­zatthep­ines.org.au or 9651 4411

mon.24 GI­ANT BOOK SALE

A wide range of fic­tion, non-fic­tion, music CDs and DVDs, from chil­dren, teens and adults, are for sale at bar­gain prices at Hawkes­bury Cen­tral Li­brary un­til this Wed­nes­day. Charles Harpur Room, 300 Ge­orge st, Wind­sor. De­tails: 4560 4460

ANY­ONE FOR TEN­NIS

Pro­fes­sional ten­nis coach­ing avail­able for all ages and skill lev­els. Also, play­ers of all skill lev­els are wel­come to play ten­nis in a fun and so­cia­ble environment at Black­town Ten­nis Cen­tre Stan­hope. The so­cial ten­nis is com­mit­ment free.

$10 per player, payable per ses­sion. Sen­try Drive, Stan­hope Gar­dens. De­tails: 9421 2600

tue.25 AN­ZAC DAY

River­stone Schofields Me­mo­rial Club: Break­fast and show, from 7am, with co­me­di­ans in­clud­ing Marty Cof­fey and Ge­orge Smilovici (8am) and band (10am). Cost: $25/ $10 re­turned ser­vice­men. De­tails: 9627 1811

Et­ta­mo­gah Ho­tel, Kel­lyville Ridge: Live entertainment on two stages. Out­side there will be the Field Broth­ers and An­thems of Oz, from 1pm. In­side is Tori Darke and Joe Moore, start­ing at 11am, two-up from noon with Ben Finn and the Crew. De­tails: 9629 1130

Aus­tralian Ho­tel and Brew­ery, Rouse Hill: Two-up from noon, ac­tiv­i­ties for chil­dren, from 11am. De­tails: 9679 4555

The Fid­dler, Rouse Hill: Entertainment and two-up in the sports bar. De­tails: 9629 4811

Cas­tle Hill RSL: Two-up from noon with a $10 and un­der ring, and $10 and over ring. De­tails: 8858 4800

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