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April 2021

 

Wild About Lane Cove Photo Challenge

1-30 April 2021

Take a photo of any of the following from a local nature space in the Lane Cove LGA, upload them to your Instagram account and tag @lanecovecouncil, #WildAboutLaneCove and the location to go in the draw to win great prizes! Each photo is classified as a single entry – you can enter up to ten times.

How many of these natural features or suggestions can you find and photograph in your local park or bushland area?

  • A repeating or decorative design
  • Something in the sky
  • Something in motion
  • A splash of colour
  • A big tree
  • Reflection in water
  • Shadows or play of light
  • Something camouflaged
  • A wild critter
  • Create a Miniature World (using a figurine)

Find out more

Easter Craft 

Tuesday 6 April, 11:00am – 12:00pm, Lane Cove Library 

Enjoy making some colourful Easter themed craft. Create an Easter bunny, glittery wooden eggs and a cute egg pocket. Ages 4 to 10 years. 

Book online.  

Lane Cove Bush Kids – Explore

Wednesday 7 April, 9:45am – 11:15am (approx.), meet at the far end of (18) Panorama Rd, next to Lane Cove Bushland Park, Lane Cove 

A more challenging bush walk for older children 5 to 10 years only. This is a longer walk down into the beautiful Bushland Park valley. We'll be doing some nature activities that involve reading and writing along the way. 

Book online.   

Wearable Technology for Teens 

Wednesday 7 April, 3:30pm – 4:30pm, Lane Cove Library 

Combine technology and craft by making a wearable LED pendant. Use circuitry and papercraft to develop a wearable piece of technology and learn the basics of light-up costuming. Ages 10 to 17 years. 

Book online.  

Lane Cove Bush Kids – Muttaburrasaurus 

Thursday 8 April, 9:45am - 11:15am (approx.), meet at Gore Creek Reserve, far end of oval, St Vincents Rd, Greenwich

Travel back in time to when Australia was part of Gondwanaland, and to a land of dinosaurs. Join us for some roaring good fun. 

Book online  

Learn to Love your Laptop 

Thursdays 8 and 15 April, 10:00am – 11:30am, Lane Cove Library 

Experienced computer trainer, Ferg Brand, will deliver a two-lesson program on Windows 10 to help you feel more confident using your laptop. During these two friendly, small group sessions you will learn to navigate around the screen, keyboard and mouse as well as some basic shortcuts to get you started. Bring your own laptop. Bookings essential as places are limited. 

Book online

Osmo Playspace 

Thursday 8 April, 2:00pm – 3:00pm, Lane Cove Library 

Come and try Osmo coding and games.  A hands-on system that lets you compose music, run your own pizza shop, create artwork and train your brain with the genius kit.  Ages 5 to 10 years. 

Book online.  

Lane Cove Bush Kids – Grandparent's Day 

Friday 9 April, 9:45am - 11:15am (approx.), meet at Blackman Park, far end of Lloyd Rees Drive, past the playground, Lane Cove West   

Here's an opportunity for grandparents and their grandchildren to slow down and take the time to enjoy looking at and listening to nature together. Grandparents and grandchildren only for this activity.  

Book online. 

Grandparent Star in your own Comic Strip 

Friday 9 April, 10:30am – 12:00pm, Lane Cove Library

Bring your story to life in an original comic strip. Capture the imagination with this platform, allowing people of all skill levels to create something magical. You and your grandchild will craft a comic together which shares a chapter of your life history. You are welcome to bring your own laptop. Bookings essential as places limited.                        

Book online

Come & Try Bushcare Day

Saturday 10 April, 9:00am - 12:00pm, Tennyson Park, Best St, Lane Cove

Try something new in 2021 with this hands-on taste of Bushcare, a brilliant way of helping our native plants and wildlife. Enjoy the friendly vibe and mood boosting benefits as you join in with bush regeneration activities and a short nature walk. All welcome, with activities suiting most fitness levels. No previous experience necessary as Council provides all the guidance and gear you need.  

Book online

Walk and Talk - Ask the Experts Webinar

Monday 12 April, 10:00am - 11:30am, online via Zoom

Come on a virtual tour of Lane Cove. During this webinar Centrelink, NSW Police and TAFE NSW will provide you with the latest information on their services and how to access them. A Q&A session will follow the presentations. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Book online.

Velvet Art 

Monday 12 April, 11:00am – 12:00pm, Greenwich Library 

Come along and create your own colourful velvet art wall hanging. Use geometric designed velvet card and ribbons to design a hanging artwork. Ages 4 to 12 years.

Book online

Ozobot Mazes 

Monday 12 April, 2:00pm – 3:00pm, Lane Cove Library 

Create your own robot maze using Ozobots these school holidays.  Learn to code their tracks and have some technological fun!  Ages 7 to 12 years. 

Book online.

Lane Cove Bush Kids – Nature's Nightlife

Tuesday 13 April, 9:45am - 11:15am (approx.), meet at Blackman Park, far end of Lloyd Rees Drive, past the playground, Lane Cove West   

While you are asleep, many Australian animals are awake! We'll have a look at some of the places they sleep and where they look for food. We'll even make a night picture of our own to take home. 

Book online.  

Ozobot Mazes for Seniors 

Tuesday 13 April, 10:30am – 11:30am, Lane Cove Library 

Experience computer colour coding to design a maze for your Ozobot. Test your technology skills and see your robot obey your commands. All materials supplied. Bring your enthusiasm and sense of fun.

Book online

Velvet Art 

Tuesday 13 April, 11:00am – 12:00pm, Lane Cove Library 

Come along and create your own colourful velvet art wall hanging. Use geometric designed velvet card and ribbons to design a hanging artwork. Ages 4 to 12 years. 

Book online

Hiking Lane Cove

Wednesday 14 April, 9:30am – 12:30pm, meet in Lane Cove

Enjoy a fusion of history and nature on this loop walk through the landscape of Lane Cove. From the town centre, a short hike will see you entering the lush green world of Lane Cove Bushland Park. Discover the local history of the park and the biological diversity which gives this area high conservation status. This hike is approximately 5 kilometres long, covering both streets and bush paths, uneven surfaces and several sets of steps. A good level of fitness is required. 

Book online.

Lane Cove Bush Kids – Explore 

Wednesday 14 April, 9:45am – 11:15am (approx.), meet at the far end of (18) Panorama Rd, next to Lane Cove Bushland Park, Lane Cove 

A more challenging bush walk for older children 5 to 10 years only. This is a longer walk down into the beautiful Bushland Park valley. We'll be doing some nature activities that involve reading and writing along the way.  

Book online.    

Healthy Ageing Webinar with Professor Susan Kurrle - watch it on the big screen

Wednesday 14 April, 12:00pm - 1:00pm, Terrace Function Room, lower ground floor, Lane Cove Community Hub, 1 Pottery Lane, Lane Cove

Prof. Susan Kurrle, eminent geriatrician will be coming to us live to discuss how to age successfully and the importance of staying active. Join us in the Terrace Function Room to watch the webinar on the big screen.

Book online.

Lane Cove Bush Kids – Muttaburrasaurus 

Thursday 15 April, 9:45am - 11:15am (approx.), meet at Gore Creek Reserve, far end of oval, St Vincents Rd, Greenwich

Travel back in time to when Australia was part of Gondwanaland, and to a land of dinosaurs. Join us for some roaring good fun. 

Book online.    

Shorelink Makerspace 

Thursday 15 April, 2:00pm – 3:00pm, Lane Cove Library 

Easi-scope science discovery – Use Easi-scopes to explore your world and discover how different things look down at a micro level! A hands-on science exploration session for young children. Ages 4 to 8 years.

Book online. 

Lane Cove Bush Kids – Nature's Nightlife 

Friday 16 April, 9:45am - 11:15am (approx.), meet at Blackman Park, far end of Lloyd Rees Drive, past the playground, Lane Cove West  

While you are asleep, many Australian animals are awake! We'll have a look at some of the places they sleep and where they look for food. We'll even make a night picture of our own to take home.

Book online 

An Extra Way to Recycle

Tuesday 20 April - 12:00pm - 1:00pm, online via Zoom

Soft plastics, the kind that can be scrunched into a ball like bread bags, wrappers and bubble wrap, are among the biggest problems in the kerbside recycling system. Find out how easy it is to recycle your soft plastics with this free online presentation featuring Rebecca Gleghorn from REDcycle. Discover how REDcycle soft plastics recycling works, what their program achieves and have all of your soft plastics recycling questions answered. You'll gain a deeper understanding of how soft plastics recycling works so you can recycle with confidence. 

Book online.

Grandparents as Carers - watch it on the big screen

Tuesday 20 April, 12:15pm - 2:15pm, Terrace Function Room, lower ground floor, Lane Cove Community Hub, 1 Pottery Lane, Lane Cove

Counsellor Trish Sara tackles the topic of childcare expectations and arrangements when you take on the rewarding role of caring for your grandchildren. The webinar will also briefly cover Children's First Aid and discuss courses that you can take. Join us in the Terrace Function Room to watch the webinar on the big screen.

Book online.

Wildlife of Lane Cove

Tuesday 20 April, 7:00pm - 8:00pm, online via Zoom

Did you know Lane Cove is home to sugar gliders, turtles, microbats and threatened species of owls? More than 130 animal species were found in Lane Cove's bushland in a recent survey by consultants Applied Ecology. Enjoy a presentation by ecologist Anne Carey on the fascinating fauna discoveries of our woodlands and creeks and how we can support their ongoing survival.

Book online.

HarbourCare Kayak Clean-up

Wednesday 21 April, 9:00am – 12:30pm, Greenwich (exact location provided upon booking)

Launch into something new and join us on Lane Cove River as we collect marine litter while paddling around Lane Cove's estuarine ecosystems.

Find out more and book online.

Map Your Lane Cove Online Workshop

Wednesday 21 April, 6:00pm - 7:00pm, online

Join Sydney artist Peita Blythe for a special workshop focusing on how you can use subjective cartography to explore what Lane Cove means to you. The online workshop includes details on the history of cartography, examples of subjective mapping projects, artistic reflection and inspiration to help you bring your map to life.

Book online.

Get That Job


Thursday 22 April, 9:30am – 1:30pm, Terrace Function Room, Lower Ground Floor, 1 Pottery Lane, Lane Cove


A free workshop run by an experienced HR Consultant for people looking to get back into the workforce. 

To book your spot, please email Susan Heyne, Council's Manager – Community Services, sheyne@lanecove.nsw.gov.au

Lane Cove Bush Kids – One World

Thursday 22 April, 9:45am - 11:15am (approx.), meet at Tambourine Bay Park, Tambourine Bay Road, Riverview  

Celebrate Earth and World Environment Days by discovering the beauty and wonder of the natural world. We'll be reading a story, going on a bushwalk and getting creative with nature craft. 

Book online.


Jack Jones at The Canopy

Friday 23 April, 7:00pm - 9:00pm, The Canopy, 2 Rosenthal Avenue, Lane Cove

Two times Platinum, 8 times Gold and APRA award winning, singer and songwriter Jack Jones has entertained audiences across Australia and the globe. The enigmatic Southern Sons singer and guitarist is respected as one of Australia’s iconic musicians. This April, The Canopy is proud to welcome this legendary artist. Tickets from $50 and all ages are welcome.

Find out more and get your tickets.

Lane Cove Youth - Learn to Skate and Mentoring Skate Sessions

Saturday 24 April, 2:00pm - 4:00pm, Blackman Park Skate Park, Lloyd Rees Drive, Lane Cove West

Lane Cove Youth has partnered with Totem to bring young people this free skateboarding workshop. By combining both the physical and creative elements of skateboarding, Totem gives students the opportunity to try out and practice a wide and unique variety of experiences to build self-esteem in a fun, safe, and supported environment. Everyone is encouraged to have a go! Professional grade safety gear, helmets, and skateboards are provided.

Book online.

ANZAC Day Service

Sunday 25 April, service commences at 7:25am, The Canopy, 2 Rosenthal Avenue, Lane Cove

Presented by Lane Cove RSL Sub-branch and Lane Cove Council.

Small Business Breakfast


Wednesday 28 April, 7:30am – 8:30am (breakfast from 7:00am), Terrace Function Room, LG, Lane Cove Community Hub, free event, breakfast provided

Back by popular demand after the October 2020 Small Business Breakfast on resilience, Catherine DeVrye will reinforce some timeless wisdom; plus provide new material to help you and your business in times of change.

Combining baby boomer experience with Gen X energy, Catherine's content and humour will offer a unique perspective on customer focus, change and resilience to help you be of better service to your clients, community and yourself.

Book online.

How To Make A Great First Impression

Thursday 29 April, 10:00am - 11:30am, Terrace Function Room, lower ground floor, Lane Cove Community Hub, 1 Pottery Lane, Lane Cove

Hosted by Council and presented by Rhonda from Dress for Success, this is a free workshop for women seeking employment. Join us to learn personal presentation tips and how to present well at an interview.

Making a great first impression is based on having the skills and confidence to navigate new situations. The purpose of this workshop is to support women in Lane Cove who are seeking employment to build that confidence. The Dress for Success team will cover a range of ways to make a great first impression in this free workshop.

The workshop will be followed by morning tea.

Dress for Success Sydney is a registered charity run by a small staffed team and a network of volunteers. The organisation believes in building confidence and realising the potential of women to achieve self-sufficiency.

Book online.

Staying in Your Own Home Webinar - watch it on the big screen

Thursday 29 April, 1:00pm - 3:00pm, Terrace Function Room, lower ground floor, Lane Cove Community Hub, free event, breakfast provided

Want to know more about help at home for older people? Join the webinar to hear from aged care professionals what services are available to support you or your loved ones and how to apply for them.

• The different types of services available to older people
• Whether you or your loved ones are eligible for these services
• How to apply for services
• The assessment processes
• General information about fees

Join us in the Terrace Function Room to watch the webinar on the big screen.

Book online.

Lane Cove Bush Kids – One World

Friday 30 April, 9:45am - 11:15am (approx.), meet at Tambourine Bay Park, Tambourine Bay Road, Riverview  

Celebrate Earth and World Environment Days by discovering the beauty and wonder of the natural world. We'll be reading a story, going on a bushwalk and getting creative with nature craft. 

Book online.

Cooking Class with Dietitian Tatiana Bedikian

Friday 30 April, 10:00am - 11:30am, Living and Learning Centre, 180 Longueville Road, Lane Cove

Come along and learn how you can incorporate key nutrients to maintain a healthy heart long term. Tatiana Bedikian is an Accredited Practising Dietitian at Body Fusion. Tatiana will demonstrate delicious, easy and healthy lunches. There will also be opportunities to sample the cooking. Free event.

Book online.

Junior Events at Lane Cove Library


Preschool Storytime

Mondays 11:00am – 11:30am, 19 and 26 April, Greenwich Library

Ages 3-6 years. Held weekly during school term. Bookings available 48 hours in advance.

Baby Bounce

Tuesdays 11:00am – 11:30am, 20 and 27 April, Lane Cove Library

Ages 0-3 Years. Held weekly during school term. Bookings available 48 hours in advance.

Preschool Storytime

Thursdays 11:00am – 11:30am, 1, 22 and 29 April, Lane Cove Library

Ages 3-6 years. Held weekly all year. Bookings available 48 hours in advance.