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June 2020


For the Love of Vegetables Digital Workshop

Join author, activist and educator, Alexx Stuart for a special online workshop all about veggies! In this one-hour online masterclass, Alexx will:

  • Teach you about key vegetables that benefit everyone;
  • Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of raw vs cooked veggies;
  • Demonstrate common ways to take simple methods of sautéing, steaming, frying, mashing and roasting to a whole new level;
  • Plus more!

You'll also receive a PDF download to help you add excitement to your veggie recipes! Register for this free workshop and you'll learn how to stretch your budget, decrease food waste and increase your nutrient intake. It's a win-win!

Tuesday 2 June, 12:00pm - 1:00pm, register online

Teaching Your Learner Driver Online Workshop

Teaching someone to drive can be a happy experience. You can learn all the simple steps on how to teach a learner driver at a free online workshop. Learner drivers are also invited to attend.

Registrations close on Monday 1 June. Please ensure you include your postal address when you register as Council staff will mail you an information pack to use during the workshop.

Thursday 4 June, 6:00pm - 7:15pm, register online

Parenting Teenagers Post Coronavirus Lockdown with Dr. Michael Carr-Gregg

Council and the City of Ryde are partnering to bring Dr Michael Carr-Gregg to your screens to discuss the impacts of COVID-19 on your teenagers and give you skills and strategies to manage this.

In just a matter of weeks, the coronavirus pandemic has turned our vibrant modern cities into virtual ghost towns. and thousands of Australians are without jobs and 24.6 million people were told to stay home unless they absolutely have to go outside. Hard enough as an adult, but particularly tricky if you are a teenager trying to tackle the tasks of adolescent development. This webinar explains the impact of the coronavirus lockdown on teenagers, focusing their mental health and gives participants some skills to manage teenagers especially as they transition back to school in all year levels, deal with disappointment and try to regain their motivation.

Suitable for: Parents, grandparents and adult carers of teenagers.

Wednesday 10 June, 7:00pm - 8:00pm, online event, register online

Raising Resilient Kids in the Coronavirus Era with Dr. Michael Carr-Gregg

Council and City of Ryde are bringing Dr Michael Carr-Gregg to your screens to give you practical strategies on managing your kids during the COVID-19 era.

The spread of the Coronavirus has turned life upside down, almost overnight, for millions of people around the world. Being a young person is complicated even without a global pandemic in the mix, and many adults are struggling to navigate the new reality of remote schoolwork, lots of family time, and a ton of uncertainty about what happens next. This webinar offers practical, evidence-based strategies on what to say and what to do in these challenging times. It also includes information on managing remote learning and self-care.

Suitable for: Parents, grandparents and adult carers of younger children.

Thursday 11 June, 7:00pm - 8:00pm, online event, register online

Business Breakfast with Sarah Murray

This practical presentation from 15-year corporate innovation expert and urban technology entrepreneur Sarah Murray considers what the new normal really means for small business in Lane Cove, and offers some usable research into consumer psychology, on the minute technology trends and engagement strategies that will prove invaluable for a range of businesses from sole operators to professional service businesses and retailers.

As well as down to earth and practical tools, look forward to some inspiration as Sarah, who has spoken around the world for the likes of The World Bank and Google on smart cities and urban technology, shares inspiring insight into the data connected future that is closer than you think, and how you use it to grow!

• Learn about the convenience revolution and what it means for your business to stay relevant now into the future.

• Understand consumer technology megatrends in a simple and easy to understand way with practical steps to help you better engage with your customers.

• Wrap it all up with some future-gazing to inspire you about the exciting tomorrow that awaits your business.

Please note: this webinar will not be recorded so be sure to tune in from 7:30am.

Wednesday 17 June, 7:30am - 8:30am, online via Zoom, register online