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June 2021

 

English Conversation Classes

Tuesday 1 June, 10:00am – 2:45pm, Lane Cove Library

These classes are to improve English conversation skills for people with English as a second language.  You will cover everyday conversation and information about Australian society and traditions.  There are three levels depending on your English ability.  Each Tuesday – during school term. 

10:00am – 11:30am Beginner English
12:30pm – 1:30pm Conversation – Elementary Level
1:30pm – 2:45pm Conversation – Intermediate Level

Lane Cove Bush Kids – Buzz 

Wednesday 2 June, 9:45am to 11:15am, Tambourine Bay Park

Bees play a crucial role around the world pollinating plants.  Australia has some special bees, including a stingless one! Join us to learn about Australian bees with a story, bush walk and nature craft. 

Book online.

Refugee Week - Meet Australia's Local Hero of 2021

Thursday 3 June, 5:30pm - 7:00pm, Lane Cove Library

Council invites you to celebrate Refugee Week with a special event featuring Rosemary Kariuki, advocate for migrant and refugee women. Rosemary was recently named Australia’s Local Hero of 2021 and we are proud to host her in Lane Cove as she shares her refugee experience.

Hear about the courage of refugees and the valuable contribution that they make in Australia at this free talk, which will be followed by a Q&A session.

Book online.

Teaching Your Learner Driver Online Workshop

Thursday 3 June, 6:00pm - 7:15pm, online via Zoom

This free online session will offer practical advice about:

• Current driving rules and requirements for L and P platers

• How learners benefit from supervised on-road driving

• How you can help make learning to drive a safe and positive experience

Learner drivers are also invited to attend.

Book online.

Lane Cove Bush Kids – One World 

Friday 4 June, 9:45am to 11:15am, Tambourine Bay Park 

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.

Waterbug Blitz

Saturday 5 June, 9:00am - 11:00am, Stringybark Creek, Batten Reserve, Lane Cove North

Grab a dip net and magnifying glass and join in the Water Bug Blitz to discover which aquatic creatures are living in our creeks! These tiny creatures are great indicators of waterway health, so any water bugs you collect will provide useful information about our creeks. A great Citizen Science program for all the family to be involved with. All equipment and guidance provided by Council. 

Book online.

Lane Cove Bush Kids – Leave it to Leaves 

Tuesday 8 June, 9:45am to 11:15am, Penrose Street Playground 

Leaves, they come in many shapes, sizes and colours and they play an important role on and off the plant. We'll be exploring leaves and all they do with a bushwalk, story and nature craft.  

Book online.

Scams Prevention Information Session

Wednesday 9 June, 10:00am - 11:30am, Lane Cove Library

Scams cost Australian consumers, businesses and the economy hundreds of millions of dollars each year. It’s not just the gullible or greedy who get scammed. Scammers are smart, they often use emotional triggers to extort money and/or information from their victims, causing emotional harm and financial hardship to those affected. You can learn more and find out how to protect yourself at the scams and safety workshop. Presented by North Shore Police Area Command, this session will cover:

• Telephone scams
• Mail/parcel theft
• Identity theft
• Prevention tips for the other common crimes such as break and enters, theft from motor vehicles and vehicle theft

Book online.

Growing Wildflowers

Thursday 10 June, 9:30am – 12:00pm, Lane Cove Community Nursery

Discover how to grow beautiful native shrubs such as Grevillea from cuttings, a handy propagation technique useful for all home gardeners!

Book online.

Learn to Love your Laptop 

Thursdays 10 and 17 June, 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.

Online talk: Meet Hugh Mackay – The Kindness Revolution 

Thursday 10 June, 6:30pm – 7:30pm, online 

2020 was ravaged by bushfires and a global pandemic, impacting on both our mental and emotional health as well as the economy. Hugh Mackay reflects on the challenges we faced during that year and the questions it raised: What really matters to me? Am I living the life I want? What kind of society do we want to become?

Absorbing, wise and inspiring, The Kindness Revolution captures the essence of Mackay's life's work as social psychologist and researcher through this online event.  

Book online.

Child Car Seat Safety Check

Saturday 12 June, 9:00am - 1:00pm, Lane Cove Council car park, 48 Longueville Road, Lane Cove

Make sure your child is safe in their car seat with a free inspection by Authorised Restraint Fitters. You can have your child car seats, harnesses and booster seats checked for safety and fit.

Please call Council's Road Safety Officers on 9911 3576 or email roadsafety@lanecove.nsw.gov.au to book.

Hands-on Car Maintenance Workshop

Saturday 12 June, 2:00pm - 4:00pm, Lane Cove Council car park, 48 Longueville Road, Lane Cove

Do you feel confident... Changing a tyre? Checking your engine? Performing basic car maintenance? Learn how at this free workshop. No prior skills or knowledge required.

Book online.

Confident Commuter Rider Course

Sunday 13 June, 9:30am - 1:30pm, meet at Cameraygal Park, 69 Longueville Road, Lane Cove

Overwhelmed by the thought of using your bike to start commuting? Come and learn about route selection, urban cycling tips, multi-modal transport options, and your rights and responsibilities. Ride with us from Lane Cove to Milsons Point before catching a train back to Artarmon.

Book online.

2-Minute Mates

Tuesday 15 June, 6:30pm - 8:00pm, Terrace Function Room, Lower Ground Floor, Lane Cove Community Hub, 1 Pottery Lane, Lane Cove

2-Minute Mates is a mental health awareness project where the goal is to practice supporting and lifting up our mates. This workshop would be helpful for men 20-30 years of age who would like to know how to recognise the signs of suicide, how to look after yourself and how to support your mates.

Book online.

Conversations with our Tweens - Sleep for Better Health, Resilience and Performance

Tuesday 15 June, 7:00pm - 8:00pm, online via Zoom

Presented by Lisa Maltman from The Sleep Connection, join this webinar to:

• Understand more of the impact sleep deprivation has among students, in all aspects of their lives.

• Learn strategies and tools to assist your children to make informed decisions about their sleep health.

• Be equipped to initiate sleep smart conversations at home.

For parents and caregivers of tweens (8-13 years old).

Find out more and book online.

Prostate Cancer Information Session

Wednesday 16 June, 10:00am - 11:30am, Terrace Function Room, Lower Ground Floor, Lane Cove Community Hub, 1 Pottery Lane, Lane Cove

What is prostate cancer? Find out about the symptoms, causes, treatment options and more. Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia (PCFA) will be able to answer the questions you have.

Book online.

Talking to Kids about Climate Change – Toddlers to Teens

Wednesday 16 June, 12:00pm - 1:00pm, online via Zoom

Join this free webinar for parents and carers on the impacts of climate change on children and how we can build skills to support them to cope with these impacts, now and in the future.

Environmental psychologist Dr Susie Burke will discuss the tools and skills that are helpful when talking to kids in age-appropriate terms about climate change and how we can empower them to be part of the solution. Be guided through the key skills and competencies we can help children develop in order to thrive in a climate-altered world.

Dr Susie Burke is also a therapist, climate activist and parent with experience working on climate change and disasters. One of her key interests is in the role that psychology can play in helping us understand the causes, impacts and solutions to climate change.

Book online.

Lane Cove Bush Kids – Leave it to Leaves 

Thursday 17 June, 9:45am to 11:15am, Penrose Street Playground 

Leaves, they come in many shapes, sizes and colours and they play an important role on and off the plant. We'll be exploring leaves and all they do with a bushwalk, story and nature craft.  

Book online.

BAD Crime Writers Festival – Meet Candice Fox 

Thursday 17 June, 7:00pm – 8:00pm, Lane Cove Library

Meet Candice Fox, interviewed by Catherine Du Peloux Menage, Artistic Director, BAD Sydney Crime Writers Festival.  In the lead up to the Festival, Candice will discuss her crime writing career including her latest novel The Chase.

Both Hades, Candice Fox's first novel in 2014, and sequel Eden in 2015, won the Ned Kelly Award from the Australian Crime Writers Association, with her subsequent novels all shortlisted. In 2015 Candice worked collaboratively with James Patterson. Their first novel Never Never, set in Australia's outback, was a huge bestseller in Australia, then topped New York and UK charts. Further novels were massive bestsellers globally. 

Burns Bay Bookery will have Candice's book available for purchase at the event. 

Book online.

Lane Cove Bush Kids – Nests & Nature Things  

Wednesday 23 June, 9:45am to 11:15am, Blackman Park 

There are lots of things to explore and find in nature.  We'll be going on a bush walk, looking at some nature things and getting creative with nature craft. 

Book online.

Get That Job

Thursday 24 June, 9:30am - 1:30pm, Terrace Function Room, Lower Ground Floor, Lane Cove Community Hub, 1 Pottery Lane Cove, Lane Cove

Join us to receive tools and tips form a career management consultant on preparing your CV, interview techniques and developing your network.

Book online.

Writer in Residence Group

Thursday 24 June, 6:00pm – 7:30pm, Lane Cove Library

Join our Lane Cove Writers in Residence group who meet monthly to share stories, discuss creative writing ideas and writing methods.

Book online.

Lane Cove Bush Kids – Nests & Nature Things

Friday 25 June, 9:45am to 11:15am, Blackman Park

There are lots of things to explore and find in nature. We'll be going on a bush walk, looking at some nature things and getting creative with nature craft.

Book online.

Dyinalyung yana muru: Women's Walk

Friday 25 June, 10:00am – 11:30am, Riverview

Women are invited to this special walk looking at Aboriginal Women's connection and work for Country, kinship and family. Join Karen Smith from the Aboriginal Heritage Office as she shares her knowledge on this bushwalk along the Lane Cove River.

Book online.

Screen on the Green

Friday 25 June, The Canopy

Tom & Jerry (G): 5:00pm - 6:45pm

Abominable (G): 7:00pm – 8:45pm

Wear your warmest clothes and bring your favourite picnic blanket and join us for a winter-themed movie night at The Canopy. You can bring your own food or support local businesses by grabbing some takeaway as you sit back and enjoy these family favourites.

These films will be Closed Captioned. If you need access to a hearing loop please let us know by Thursday 24 June by emailing cultural@lanecove.nsw.gov.au

Saturday Sounds: Bel Woods

Saturday 26 June, 10:00am - 12:00pm, Lane Cove Plaza

Chill out on the Plaza green with a laid-back live set from talented solo artist Bel Woods. 

The Makeover Launch Party

Monday 28 June, from 11:00am, Lane Cove Youth Centre

To kick off the school holidays we are throwing a party at Lane Cove Youth Centre. We want to make over the programs we deliver with young people leading the way by having their say. There will be an Art Workshop to create a new banner for the centre, all young people are invited to help make a sign that represents them and the centre as part of The Makeover Project, BBQ and a 3vs3 King of the Court Basketball Tournament. Prizes to the winning team. Free BBQ lunch provided. Please see Youth Team to register your Team.

Lane Cove Bush Kids – Nests & Nature Things  

Tuesday 29 June, 9:45am to 11:15am, Blackman Park 

There are lots of things to explore and find in nature. We'll be going on a bush walk, looking at some nature things and getting creative with nature craft. 

Book online.

Bush Food Cooking

Tuesday 29 June, 10:00am - 12:00pm, Living and Learning Centre, 180 Longueville Road, Lane Cove

In this free interactive 2-hour workshop, you'll learn about traditional and contemporary uses of native ingredients and cook a range of delicious dishes including Kangaroo stew, savoury damper, lemon myrtle lemonade and lilly-pilly crumble.

Book online.

Who's the G.O.A.T at Table Tennis?

Tuesday 29 June, from 12:00pm, Lane Cove Youth Centre

We're hosting a Table Tennis Competition! We want to see who the is Greatest of All Time at table tennis in our Youth Centre. Prizes for first, second and third place. Free lunch will be provided. Please see Youth Team to register.

HarbourCare's Winter Working Bee (land-based)

Wednesday 30 June, 9:30am - 11:30am, Blackman Park, Lloyd Rees Drive, Lane Cove West

Did you know that in June we celebrate World Ocean Day and World Environment Day?!

Help celebrate these special days by protecting our precious waterways from harmful litter.

Bring the whole family down and join the HarbourCare team for a Winter Working Bee to clean up Blackman Park and help stop litter at the source.

Bags, gloves & litter pickers provided. Every participant will receive a FREE NATIVE PLANT from the Lane Cove Community Nursery!

Find out more and book online.

Moments in Music – Verdi and Puccini

Wednesday 30 June, 10:00am – 12:00pm, Lane Cove Library

Hundreds of composers have brought the drama and spectacle of opera to the world's stage, starting back in the 1600s and continuing today. The true stars of the genre were two Italians: Giuseppe Verdi and Giacomo Puccini. Local musician Graham Ball presents the lives and music of these giants of opera.

Book online.

3vs3 Street Soccer Tournament

Wednesday 30 June, from 12:00pm, Lane Cove Youth Centre

The Street Soccer Tournament is determined to reveal who are the most skillful soccer players in the Lane Cove Community, whilst having fun and giving it a go. The street soccer tournament will be a 3 on 3 player competition. 1st place prizes for the champions on the day. Free lunch provided. Please see Youth Team to register your team.

Poets in Residence Group

Wednesday 30 June, 6:00pm – 7:30pm, Lane Cove Library

Interested in writing poetry? Join our Lane Cove Poets in Residence group to discuss your writing and share poetry.

Book online.

Lane Cove Library Junior Events


Preschool Storytime

Mondays 11:00am – 11:30am, 7 and 21 June, Greenwich Library

Ages 3-6 years. Held weekly during school term. Bookings essential, numbers limited. Places must be booked for all adults and children attending the program. Bookings available 48 hours in advance.

Bookings essential:

Baby Bounce

Tuesdays 11:00am – 11:30am, 1, 8, 15 and 22 June, Lane Cove Library

Ages 0-3 Years. Held weekly during school term. Bookings essential, numbers limited. Places must be booked for all adults and children attending the program. Bookings available 48 hours in advance.

Bookings essential:

Preschool Storytime

Thursdays 11:00am – 11:30am, 3, 10, 17 and 24 June, Lane Cove Library

Ages 3-6 years. Held weekly all year. Bookings essential, numbers limited. Places must be booked for all adults and children attending the program. Bookings available 48 hours in advance.

The YARN Hunters Hill


Preschool Storytime

Wednesdays, 11:00am – 11:30am, 2, 9, 16 and 23 June, The YARN, Hunters Hill Library

Ages 3-6 years. Held weekly during school term. No booking required.

Baby Bounce @ The Yarn Hunters Hill

Fridays, 11:00am – 11:30am. 4, 11, 18 and 25 June, The YARN, Hunters Hill Library

Ages 0-2 years. Held weekly during school term. No booking required.