COM­MU­NITY GROUPS

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Hornsby Ku-ring-gai & Hills Dis­trict Cricket As­so­ci­a­tion Inc

Op­er­ates from var­i­ous lo­ca­tions in re­gion - call for in­for­ma­tion a club in your area.

Craig Men­zies 0488 772 707 ex­ec­u­tive.of­fi­[email protected] www.hkhdca.com.au

The Lions Club of Berowra Inc

A char­ity ser­vice club. Meet­ings held on third Thurs­day of the month at 7:00pm for 7:30pm.

Pres­i­dent Colin Hunter 9456 1121 [email protected]­ns.org.au www.berowralio­ns.org.au

Ro­tary Club Of West Pen­nant Hills & Cher­ry­brook Inc

Meets at Spring­field Re­cep­tions, 245 New­line Rd, Du­ral NSW 2158. Meet­ings are held ev­ery Mon­day night at 6:30pm

Jim Simp­son 0439 465 725 www.wphcro­tary.org

2nd Cas­tle Hill Rovers

Youth or­gan­i­sa­tion for males and fe­males 18-26 in­ter­ested in ab­seil­ing, cav­ing, canyon­ing, bush­walk­ing, hik­ing, fly­ing, rock climb­ing, scuba div­ing, so­cial­is­ing and other ad­ven­tur­ous ac­tiv­i­ties.

Rover Ad­vi­sor Todd McDon­nell 0409 221 459. [email protected]­tus. com.au. www.gws­rovers.com.au

Zonta Club of Syd­ney

Meet­ings held 3rd Mon of month 6.00pm. Book­ings es­sen­tial and vis­i­tors al­ways wel­come. Hills Inc Meets at Hills Lodge Boutique Ho­tel, Wind­sor Rd, Cas­tle Hill NSW 2154.

Pres­i­dent Brenda Brad­bery 9484 2700 or 0414 641 408 syd­ney­[email protected]­tadis­trict24.org www.zon­tadis­trict24.org

Com­mu­nity Fdn of North West Syd­ney

CFNWS is an in­de­pen­dent, not for profit, char­i­ta­ble or­gan­i­sa­tion op­er­at­ing since 2007 and run en­tirely by vol­un­teers. Our Bridg­ing the Gap pro­gram works with lo­cal ser­vice providers to bridge the gap by pro­vid­ing ad­di­tional as­sis­tance to dis­ad­van­taged peo­ple in the re­gion in­clud­ing sport and re­cre­ation as­sis­tance, es­sen­tial equip­ment and ser­vices and No In­ter­est Loans Scheme.

Kel­lyville Com­mu­nity Cen­tre, Wrights Rd, Kel­lyville NSW 2155. pres­i­[email protected] www.cfnws.org.au

Aus­tralian Sikh As­so­ci­a­tion Inc

ASA of­fers Daily Path/Keer­tan/Scrip­tual Read­ings, ques­tions can be asked about Sikh his­tory, cul­ture and be­liefs. ASA pro­vides Pun­jabi lan­guage classes, and some mu­sic classes. A Re­source Cen­tre has been built where ser­vices like li­brary, cul­tural youth ac­tiv­i­ties and Com­mu­nity Fo­rums etc. are of­fered.

8 Meu­rants Lne, Glen­wood NSW 2768. Call 0433 580 539 [email protected] www.asainc.org.au

Scouts Aus­tralia - Greater Western Syd­ney Re­gion

Pro­vide young peo­ple with a pro­gram that has them and you feel­ing good, hav­ing fun, and de­vel­op­ing life skills. Ac­tiv­i­ties for youth aged 6-26 years. Re­fer­ral to lo­cal groups, meet­ing on var­i­ous evenings.

Tues-Fri 9.00am - 3.30pm. Ph 9639 2488 gws.re­[email protected] www.greater­westscouts.com.au

Boys’ Bri­gade NSW

Youth ac­tiv­i­ties for 5-18 year olds. Male Only. Boys. NSW Head Of­fice:

896 7247 & 1800 819 704 bb­[email protected]­tralia.org boys.brigadeaus­tralia.org

Sleep Dis­or­ders Aus­tralia - NSW

Pro­vides in­for­ma­tion and sup­port for peo­ple liv­ing with sleep dis­or­ders, es­pe­cially sleep ap­noea, rest­less legs syn­drome and in­som­nia. Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm. 39 Brunette Dr, Cas­tle Hill NSW 2154.

02 9990 3514 [email protected] www.sleepoz.org.au

STaR As­so­ci­a­tion

The STaR (Spe­cial Teach­ing and Re­search) As­so­ci­a­tion is a small reg­is­tered char­ity es­tab­lished by a group of par­ents and pro­fes­sion­als who be­lieve in the value of in­clu­sive ed­u­ca­tion. STaR pro­vides early in­ter­ven­tion sup­port for chil­dren up to the age of 6 with dis­abil­i­ties and their fam­i­lies within main­stream child­care cen­tres. Hours: Mon-Fri 9.00 am - 5.00 pm. Suite 5, 11 Packard Ave, Cas­tle Hill NSW 2154.

Email: of­[email protected] Web: www.star.org.au. Call: 8850 1269.

Cystic Fi­bro­sis Aus­tralia

Na­tional body com­pris­ing mem­ber State As­so­ci­a­tions. As­sists mem­ber or­gan­i­sa­tions to achieve com­mon ob­jec­tives by de­vel­op­ing na­tional ed­u­ca­tion pro­grams & col­lect­ing & dis­tribut­ing in­for­ma­tion about Cystic Fi­bro­sis at na­tional and in­ter­na­tional lev­els. Unit 26, 5 In­gle­wood Pl, Nor­west Busi­ness Park, Baulkham Hills NSW 2153. Mon-Fri 9am-5pm.

1800 635 008. gen­[email protected] www.cys­tic­fi­bro­sis.org.au.

The Hills Com­mu­nity Aid and In­for­ma­tion Ser­vice Inc

Hills Com­mu­nity Aid have Tax Help avail­able Tues­day, Wed­nes­day and Thurs­day at Hills Com­mu­nity Aid, 390 Wind­sor Road Baulkham Hills or Learn­ing in the Hills, Bal­combe Heights Es­tate 92 Seven Hills Road Baulkham Hills (Turner Build­ing 4 & 5). 390 Wind­sor Road, Baulkham Hills NSW 2153.

Call Hills Com­mu­nity Aid 9639 8620.

Learn­ing in the Hills

Tu­tored and so­cial classes range from $35 - $95 per term.

For a copy of our full pro­gram please ring 9639 7918 or www.hca.org.au/ learn­ing-in-the-hills/.

Mac­quarie Towns Gar­den Club

If you love gar­den­ing, are pas­sion­ate about plants, and en­joy the com­pany of other like-minded peo­ple, we in­vite you to join our gar­den club. We meet on the first Thurs­day of the month at Wind­sor.

Su­san Fen­nelly 4575 4095 su­san­m­fen­[email protected] www.mac­qua­r­i­etowns­gar­den­club. word­press.com/

Drum 4 Fun

African in­flu­enced drum­ming classes held fort­nightly at Du­ral Memo­rial Hall 604 Old North­ern Rd Du­ral Thurs­days 7-8.30pm cost $100 for 5 week term $25 ca­sual visit. Term 3 be­gins 17th July

[email protected]­fun.com.au mob 0417 141 262 www.drum4­fun.com.au

Win­ston Hills Joey Scouts

Joey Scouts is for boys and girls 6–8 years. Joeys help to de­velop lead­er­ship and team skills, meet new friends and be creative, imag­i­na­tive and have fun. Mon­day nights 6.30–7.30pm. Win­ston Hills Scout Hall, Edi­son Pa­rade, Win­ston Hills.

Con­tact He­len Sara 9862 8482. Email [email protected]­tus­net.com.au.

The Fam­ily His­tory Group of the Par­ra­matta and Dis­trict His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety

New mem­bers and vis­i­tors are al­ways wel­come. Meets on the first Satur­day of each month at 1.30pm in the Coach House, Ham­ble­don Cot­tage, Cnr. Has­sall Street & Gre­gory Place, Par­ra­matta.

Phone (02) 9686 3203.

Coun­try Wom­ens As­so­ci­a­tion, Kur­ra­jong

Meets on 3rd Wed­nes­day of each month, 10am to 12pm at the CWA Hill, 58 Old Bells Line of Road, Kur­ra­jong.

Con­tact Gwenyth Cox 02 4572 1317.

Hawkes­bury Artists & Ar­ti­sans Trail

Con­tact: 02 45 677 400 Email: [email protected]­lowcrest.com Web: www.haat.com.au

Hawkes­bury Dis­trict Agri­cul­tural As­so­ci­a­tion

Hawkes­bury Agri­cul­tural Show, horse & cattle shows, show hire fa­cil­i­ties. Vol­un­teers ac­cepted. Hawkes­bury Show­ground. Meet­ings: 3rd Tues­day of each month 7.30pm-9.00pm at Show­ground Com­mit­tee Room.

4577 3591 (BH) [email protected]­buryshow.com.au. www.hawkes­buryshow.com.au

Cas­tle Hill Se­nior Cit­i­zens Club Inc.,

All se­niors are wel­come to be a mem­ber of our club. Our ac­tiv­i­ties in­clude: In­door Bowls, Cards, Rummy-Kub, Darts, Bus tours, BBQ’s and lun­cheons.

Con­tact Sec­re­tary for fur­ther in­for­ma­tion Phone 02 9680 8786.

An­nan­grove Playgroup

Playgroup for 0-6 year olds. No weekly fees. Fri­days 9-11am within An­nan­grove Pub­lic School. 185 An­nan­grove Road, An­nan­grove.

Open day Wed 20th Aug, 10-12noon. Con­tact Annette: 0434 401 077

Ar­ca­dian Quilters

Ar­ca­dian Quilters have been in­volved in a quilt­ing ac­tiv­ity with the res­i­dents at Bupa Round Cor­ner. Our aim was to pro­mote hand work and en­thu­si­asm to the Bupa group in pro­duc­ing an ar­ti­cle they could all share in. Quilt­ing fab­ric was pre­cut and given to those who wanted to join in on mak­ing the group quilt. The blocks are a ba­sic 9 patch and were hand sewn by the res­i­dents at their leisure. We col­lected the blocks late last year and this is the re­sult. We pre­sented the fin­ished quilt, com­plete with a sleeve through which a piece of dowel was threaded to en­able it to be hung on a wall in the es­tab­lish­ment. The most re­ward­ing part was ask­ing those who did a block to iden­tify it. Some con­fu­sion to start with as they couldn’t be­lieve the end re­sult. On their closer in­spec­tion blocks were soon recog­nised and iden­ti­fied caus­ing much laughter. Bupa have given us a chal­lenge in mak­ing a Care Quilt. This will also in­volve res­i­dents and staff. Ar­ca­dian Quilters meet at the Gal­ston Health and Com­mu­nity Cen­tre, Cor­ner of the Glade and 17 Ar­ca­dia Road, Gal­ston. Vis­i­tors most wel­come.

For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion please ring Ca­role 9894 7749

The Hills Learn­ing Cen­tre

Par­ent Sup­port Group - meets ev­ery third Wed­nes­day of the month at 7.30pm. Join us this month on the 17th –Topic: “Cop­ing with chal­leng­ing be­haviours”

RSVP [email protected]­hill­slc.com.au Con­tact Mary on (02)8850 0555. Find us on Face­book www.face­book.com/the­hill­slearn­ing­cen­tre

Du­ral Men’s Shed

Wood­work and Me­tal­work/Weld­ing fa­cil­i­ties. Meets at Du­ral Sport and Leisure Cen­tre cor­ner Pel­litt Lane and Ken­thurst Rd each Thurs­day and Satur­day from 9am.

En­quiries Chris Thomas 0402478498. www.du­ral­mensshed.org

Bushranger­s Hash House Har­ri­ers

Our group is one of about 8 clubs in the Syd­ney dis­trict and part of a world­wide or­ga­ni­za­tion of Hash House Har­ri­ers (google). All new­com­ers are most wel­come. Meet ev­ery Mon­day evening at 6.30pm at a pre de­ter­mined area in the Hills dis­trict, we are a so­cial mixed walk­ing/run­ning group.

For more in­for­ma­tion con­tact Peter Matthey 0408289562

Hawkes­bury Wood­craft Co­op­er­a­tive Ltd

New mem­bers ladies/gents all ages are wel­come to learn or en­gage in Wood­turn­ing, Box Mak­ing, Scroll­saw­ing, Mar­quetry, Model mak­ing, Py­rog­ra­phy, etc. Meet ev­ery Sat & 3rd Tues at Woodlands Rd, Wil­ber­force be­tween 10.00am –2.00pm.

Con­tact John Jones 4579 6061 or Ian West4721 8709

Thurs­day Ladies Ten­nis Com­pe­ti­tion in the Hills Dis­trict

Play­ers of all stan­dards are wel­come.

For more de­tails and con­tacts please see our web­site at hill­sladi­esten­nis.org

Ten­nis

Ladies over 50 needed to play ten­nis on Tues­day morn­ings 9.30 – 12.30 at West Pen­nant Hills Sports Club, New Line Road, West Pen­nant Hills.

Con­tact 9484 –7635 or 9899-5450

The Na­tional Se­niors Aus­tralia Are you over 50?

Re­tired, or think­ing about it. If so, take a look at the Na­tional Se­niors Aus­tralia, Hills branch. At each meet­ing we have a guest speaker par­tic­i­pate in lunch af­ter the meet­ing. Also, weekly lunch lo­ca­tions, monthly trips and tours. Con­vivial sur­round­ings and friendly peo­ple, with sim­i­lar in­ter­ests, come along and be made wel­come! We meet first Thurs­day each month at the Baulkham Hills Sports Club, 11 renown road, Baulkham Hills. Time: 9.30am to 11.45 ap­prox.

Fur­ther de­tail ph 9899 3940 or 9674 1857. Visit www.hill­snsa.com

Du­ral Coun­try Club

Lawn bowlers are al­ways wel­com­ing new mem­bers. Bowls is great for fit­ness, fun and friend­ship. Bowl­ing days are Tues­day, Wed­nes­day, Satur­day. We of­fer free coach­ing to both men and women.

9653 1250 or 9651 4160

Ladies Ten­nis Club at Crest­wood Re­serve

Look­ing for new play­ers, Tues­day 930am-1130am.

Call Jenny 9624 2236 or 0432 494 132 if you need more de­tails.

Pen­nant Hills Mens Probus Club

A Speaker is or­gan­ised for each month. On the 2nd Fri­day we or­gan­ise an out­ing with our part­ners and on a 5th Fri­day we or­gan­ise a Blokes Only out­ing. Meet on the 4th Fri­day of each month at Pen­nant Hills Bowl­ing Club, Yar­rara Road Pen­nant Hills, com­menc­ing at 10am.

Con­tact John Crane 9487 1385

North Rocks Se­nior Cit­i­zens Club Inc

Our over 50’s Club of­fers friendly so­cial ac­tiv­i­ties in­clud­ing car­pet bowls, snooker, ta­ble ten­nis, bingo, cards, scrab­ble and darts. We meet at the Se­nior Cit­i­zens’ Hall, be­hind the ten­nis courts in North Rocks Park, cor­ner of North Rocks Road and Far­nell Av­enue, Car­ling­ford. Weekly ac­tiv­i­ties are on Mon­days and Wed­nes­days 8.15am to 4pm. On the sec­ond Satur­day of each month Crazy Whist and snooker are held from 1.15pm to 4pm. Morn­ing teas, sausage siz­zles and lunches are also held.

Call the Sec­re­tary on 9980 6813.

Red Cross, Cas­tle Hill Branch

Meet on the sec­ond Fri­day each month in The Trib­ute Room, 1st Floor, Cas­tle Hill Li­brary Build­ing from 9.30am – 11am.

New mem­bers wel­come. Call 8850.7056.

Hills Dis­trict Women’s Bowl­ing Club, Jen­ner Street, Baulkham Hills

Wel­comes all ladies in­ter­ested in play­ing, or learn­ing to play, lawn bowls. FREE coach­ing is avail­able Tues­day (3.005.00pm) and Satur­day morn­ing (9.3011.00am). So­cial and Club Com­pe­ti­tion bowls are played each Tues­day from 9.30am. Mixed “mufti” bowls are played Thurs­day and Sun­day morn­ings and Thurs­day night.

For in­for­ma­tion about join­ing the Club or to en­quire about FREE coach­ing please phone The Hills Club on 9639 2733 www.the­hillswom­ens­bowls.com.au.

Glen­wood Men’s Shed

Late model wood­work machin­ery and fa­cil­i­ties. Meets at 992 Old Wind­sor Rd, Glen­wood, be­hind Em­manuel Bap­tist Church each Satur­day from 10am til 4pm.

Phone 9629 1656, Taz Zam­pe­tides 0409 994 455 or Jim Bar­rett 0438 701 275.

The Hills Tre­foil Guild

The Hills Tre­foil Guild, part of Girl Guides Aus­tralia meets third Fri­day, each month, 10am-12.30, at the Cas­tle Hill Guide Hall, Bounty Ave, Cas­tle Hill. Warm wel­come to all women who are pre­pared to make the Guide prom­ise.

Call Eve­lyn 02 9634 4987

The Hawkes­bury Ne­pean Chap­ter

The Hawkes­bury Ne­pean Chap­ter of the Fel­low­ship of First Fleeters meet ev­ery sec­ond Satur­day of the month at 11am in the Teb­butt Room ad­join­ing the Hawkes­bury Li­brary at 300 Ge­orge St Wind­sor. Mem­bers do not nec­es­sar­ily have to be de­scen­dants of those who ar­rived aboard the First Fleet at Syd­ney Cove on 26 Jan­uary 1788. Mem­bers can in­clude spouses, part­ners and friends of de­scen­dants and those in­ter­ested in Aus­tralia His­tory.

Call Sharon 0419 434 776.

Glenorie Ma­roota Biore­gional Fo­rum

This group ad­dresses lo­cal en­vi­ron­men­tal and her­itage con­cerns. We meet at 7.30pm on the first Wed­nes­day of each month at the Glenorie Com­mu­nity Hall on Old North­ern Road.

Please come along to a meet­ing or email Tessa Corkill at 2ar­chae­[email protected]

Ar­ca­dian Quilters Inc

Our bi­en­nial quilt show is com­ing up in Septem­ber and we are very happy to have the spon­sor­ship of the Bendigo Bank in Gal­ston.

Con­tact Ca­role 9894 7749.

Wan­der­ers Bush­walk­ing & Out­door Club

meet ev­ery sec­ond Tues­day of each month at Crest­wood Com­mu­nity Cen­tre, Crest­wood Drive, Baulkham Hills at 8 p.m. De­tails

www.bush­walk­ingnsw.org.au/ wan­der­ers or 9639 9738

View Club Par­ra­matta

meets first Wed­nes­day of each month at Par­ra­matta RSL Club 11am for 11,30am with Lunch and a guest speaker.

En­quires Judy 96354191 or Rose­mary 88974934

YMCA NSW Com­mu­nity Vis­i­tors Scheme

Look­ing for car­ing vol­un­teers to give a friendly visit to a per­son liv­ing in an Aged Care Home in Du­ral, West Pen­nant Hills, Baulkham Hills or sur­round­ing ar­eas. Vol­un­teers are given proper in­duc­tion and train­ing, on-go­ing sup­port and are care­fully matched, en­sur­ing com­pat­i­bil­ity in per­son­al­ity, in­ter­ests and back­ground.

For more in­for­ma­tion please con­tact: Ca­te­rina Rac­costa on 9633 8209 / 0402-255-193. ca­te­rina.rac­[email protected]­cansw.org.au

PROBUS CLUB OF ROUND COR­NER (DU­RAL)

Our club meets on the sec­ond Mon­day of the month at 9.30am for 10.00am. Come along and en­joy friend­ship, fel­low­ship and a large va­ri­ety of ac­tiv­i­ties. Venue Gal­ston Club, 21 Ar­ca­dia Road, Gal­ston.

Con­tact: Sec­re­tary, Julie PO Box 822, Round Cor­ner 2158

Probus Club of the Hills Inc

Meet­ings are held at the Wes­ley Unit­ing Church, Show­ground Road, Cas­tle Hill on the sec­ond Wed­nes­day each month com­menc­ing at 9.30am. The club is a men’s club ,how­ever wives/part­ners at­tend all out­ings and ev­ery sec­ond meet­ing. We have an in­ter­est­ing guest speaker each month and morn­ing tea is in­cluded. Va­can­cies ex­ist for new mem­bers.

For more in­for­ma­tion call 02 96296459.

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