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March 2020

 

Clean Up Australia Day
Sunday 1 March, 10:00am – 12:00pm, Manns Point, Prospect Street, Greenwich
Community commitment to local conservation has always been strong in the Lane Cove area and Clean Up Australia Day is one of the many ways you can get involved in your local environment and make a difference. Celebrate Clean Up Australia Day by joining Council's Clean Up Day at Manns Point. Refreshments provided.
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Fur, Feathers and Scales
Wednesday 4 March, 9:45am – 11:00am, Tambourine Bay Park
Join us to learn about Aussie animals, go on a bushwalk and get creative with bush craft.
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Knit-in
Thursday 5 March, 10:00am – 12:00pm, Lane Cove Library
Beginners & experienced knitters welcome to knit squares for Wrap with Love. No booking required.


 

Women's Self Defence Seminar
Thursday 5 March, 6:15pm – 7:30pm, Lane Cove Library
This discussion will empower you to advocate for your personal safety.  It explores the role of psychology in self-defence, early recognition of dangerous behaviours, strengthening personal boundaries, talking your way out of danger and more.  You will leave feeling safer and better informed. The session is suitable for individuals of 16 years or older.
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First Fridays: Spice Stories
Friday 6 March, 3:30pm - 6:00pm, Lane Cove Plaza
Kick off the weekend with a family-friendly activity on the Plaza Green. Spices are such an important element of many global cuisines and cultures. Join Fatema from The Chai Room for a fun spice blending workshop and create your own signature blend inspired by Indian and British tea traditions. No booking required.

 

Grow Plants for Breast Cancer Research
Saturday 7 March, 9:00am – 12:00pm, Lane Cove Community Nursery
All welcome to help propagate seedlings which will be later sold through The Huge Plant Sale to raise funds for Breast Cancer Research. Learn some useful propagation skills whilst helping out for a good cause. All guidance and materials provided, no experience needed!
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Author Talk: Louise Park – 7 Steps To Get Your Child Reading
Saturday 7 March, 10:00am – 11:00am, Lane Cove Library
Simple and inspiring!  All you need to help children become enthusiastic readers in an age of digital distraction. Australian literacy expert, Louise Park will discuss practical tips for time-poor parents.
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BookChat – Humour: Books That Make You Laugh Out Loud
Tuesday 10 March, 6:00pm – 8:00pm, Lane Cove Library
Come along to discuss books or authors who make you chuckle or simply laugh out loud.  
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Where There's A Will, There's A Way
Wednesday 11 March, 10:30am - 11:30am, Terrace Function Room, Lane Cove Community Hub, 1 Pottery Lane, Lane Cove
Local Solicitor Fay Frischer will provide you with general information on how to write a will.
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Learn to Love your Laptop
Thursdays 12 and 19 March, 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. (5 places – 5 waitlisted)
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International Women's Day
Thursday 12 March, 6:00pm - 8:30pm, Terrace Function Room, Lane Cove Community Hub, 1 Pottery Lane, Lane Cove
International Women’s Day celebrates women’s achievements and works to advance gender equality. Join Lane Cove Council to hear from inspiring and successful Lane Cove women. Gain insight into their personal journeys and the events and people that have shaped their success. This will be followed by a Q&A panel.
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Author Talk: Kerri Turner – The Daughter of Victory Lights
Thursday 12 March, 6:15pm – 7:30pm, Lane Cove Library
Part cabaret, part burlesque, welcome to the Victory!  In post war London Evelyn Bell returning from the thrill and danger of the searchlight regiment, seeks to escape a dreary domestic future.  Ensconced in a secret double-life one desperate night everything changes.  Fast forward to the early 60's where Lucy, an unwanted little girl, is rescued by a mysterious stranger who claims to know her mother. What secrets will be revealed?
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Saturday Sounds - Cam Atkins
Saturday 14 March, 10:00am - 12:00pm, Lane Cove Plaza
Enjoy a free set of live music in the Plaza on the second Saturday of each month. No booking required.


 

Wild Foods and Medicinal Plants
Saturday 14 March, 10:30am – 12:30pm, Lane Cove (Venue TBC)
Bush soap, edible tubers, natural analgesics… Explore some of the wild foods and medicines that can be found in Sydney's bushland with bush tucker guru and survival expert Jake Cassar. A fascinating insight into the natural world around us.
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Crafternoon Tea
Tuesday 17 March, 2:00pm – 3:30pm, Greenwich Library
Enjoy afternoon tea while working on your latest craft project or knitting squares for Wrap with Love. No booking required.

 

Meet the Experts: Let's Talk Disability
Tuesday 17 March, 5:15pm - 8:30pm, Mosman Seniors Centre, Mosman Square, Spit Junction
Presenters, with lived experience of disability, will run an interactive 3 hour awareness workshop to break down barriers and encourage conversations. Q & A included in an honest ‘ask anything’ format. Refreshments on arrival. Free for community groups of Lane Cove, Mosman and North Sydney committee members, managers, coordinators, staff and volunteers. A joint initiative of Lane Cove, Mosman and North Sydney Councils.
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Beetles
Friday 20 March, 9:45am – 11:00am, Tambourine Bay Park
We'll be learning, exploring and looking for beetles on our bushwalk and decorating one of our own to take home.
 Due to the recent escalation of Coronavirus COVID-19, this event has been cancelled.


 

Harmony Day Movie: Mary Meets Mohammad
Friday 20 March, 10:30am – 12:30pm, Lane Cove Library
Harmony Day celebrates the message that "Everyone Belongs" and reinforces the importance of inclusiveness to all Australians. This documentary follows the establishment of Tasmania's first detention centre through the eyes of local Christian woman and knitting club member, Mary, and Muslim Afghan Hazara asylum seeker, Mohammad, who is detained inside the centre – as they connect through the gift of a knitted beanie.
Due to the recent escalation of Coronavirus COVID-19, this event has been cancelled.

 


Kaleidoscope of Lane Cove
Friday 20 March, 3:30pm - 6:00pm, Lane Cove Plaza
Lane Cove is unique, culturally diverse and constantly evolving. Drop by and celebrate our vibrant community at the 2020 Kaleidoscope of Lane Cove event with live music, creative workshops, interactive stalls and more. Synergy Youth Workers will also be there to learn about Māori Culture - the Indigenous Culture of Aotearoa - New Zealand. Play traditional Māori stick games and learn a poi action song. No booking required.
Due to the recent escalation of Coronavirus COVID-19, this event has been cancelled.


 

Financing the Future
Saturday 21 March, 10:00am - 11:30am, Lane Cove Library
Learn how to invest in businesses that focus on climate solutions and make a positive difference. Environmental campaigner, Glen Klatovsky, will provide independent advice on how to invest in businesses that focus on climate solutions and make a positive difference.
Due to the recent escalation of Coronavirus COVID-19, this event has been cancelled.


 

NBN Access Network Information Sessions
Saturday 21 March, 15 minute spots between 10:00am - 3:00pm, Terrace Function Room, Lane Cove Community Hub, 1 Pottery Lane, Lane Cove
The nbn™ access network is replacing most existing home phone and internet services across Australia. In some areas of Lane Cove the nbn™ is ready to be connected, while in other areas it is at construction stage and should be ready for connection in April. Book a 15 minute spot with an nbn™ representative who will be able to answer any questions you may have.
Due to the recent escalation of Coronavirus COVID-19, this event has been cancelled.


 

NBN Access Network Community Forum 
Tuesday 24 March, 6:00pm - 8:00pm, Terrace Function Room, Lane Cove Community Hub, 1 Pottery Lane, Lane Cove
The nbn™ access network is replacing most existing home phone and internet services across Australia. In some areas of Lane Cove the nbn™ is ready to be connected, while in other areas it is at construction stage and should be ready for connection in April. Come along to this general information session and find out the steps you will need to take to be ready for the connection.
Due to the recent escalation of Coronavirus COVID-19, this event has been cancelled.

 

Japanese Paper Craft
Wednesday 25 March, 4:00pm – 5:00pm, Greenwich Library
Celebrate Harmony Day at Greenwich Library by making paper creations. Free event. Ages 5+.
Due to the recent escalation of Coronavirus COVID-19, this event has been cancelled.


 

Poets in Residence Group
Wednesday 25 March, 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. No booking required.
Due to the recent escalation of Coronavirus COVID-19, this event has been cancelled.


 

Thursday Tunes – History of 20th Century Music
Thursday 26 March, 10:15am – 12:00pm, Lane Cove Library
Local musician Graham Ball will discuss the diversification of music in the 20th century including developments in classical music, jazz, film music and rock and roll.  Morning tea available from 10:00am.
Due to the recent escalation of Coronavirus COVID-19, this event has been cancelled.


 

Writers in Residence
Thursday 26 March, 6:00pm – 7:30pm, Lane Cove Library
A group for writers who meet monthly to share stories, discuss ideas and writing methods. No booking required.
Due to the recent escalation of Coronavirus COVID-19, this event has been cancelled.


 

Digital Discoveries
Friday 27 March, 10:00am – 12:00pm, Lane Cove Library
Book a 30-minute one-on-one session with a staff member who can help you download eBooks and eMagazines, navigate the Library catalogue, begin online supermarket shopping or trouble-shoot your tablet.  Please specify your preferred topic when making your booking.
Due to the recent escalation of Coronavirus COVID-19, this event has been cancelled.


 

Child Car Seat Safety Checking Clinic
Saturday 28 March, 9:00am – 1:00pm, Lane Cove Council car park
Make sure your child is safe with a free inspection by Authorised Restraint Fitters. 
Bookings essential. Please call Council's Road Safety Officer on 02 9911 3576 to book.
Due to the recent escalation of Coronavirus COVID-19, this event has been cancelled.
 

Green Cleaning
Saturday 28 March, 10:00am – 11:30am, Lane Cove Library, $25 per person
Don't know where to start with detoxing your home of chemical laden, plastic ridden products in the kitchen, bathroom and laundry? Join this workshop and learn how to swap out the bad and ugly for the fresh, clean and good! Make your own cleaning products to take home, along with the recipes.
Due to the recent escalation of Coronavirus COVID-19, this event has been cancelled.

 

Noisy by Nature
Tuesday 31 March, 9:45am – 11:00am, Blackman Park
Join us for lots of noise in the bush with a bushwalk, craft and fun!
Due to the recent escalation of Coronavirus COVID-19, this event has been cancelled.

 

Regular Events at Lane Cove and Greenwich Libraries

 

Due to the recent escalation of Coronavirus COVID-19, Council has made the decision to cancel the below events. 

Storytime
Monday, 11:00am, Greenwich Library
All ages. Held weekly during school term. No booking required.

 

Toddler Time
Tuesday, 11:00am, Lane Cove Library
Ages 2 – 3 Years. Held weekly during school term. No booking required.

 

Baby Bounce
Wednesday, 11:00am, Lane Cove Library
Ages 6 months – 2 years. Held weekly during school term. No booking required.

 

Storytime
Thursday, 11.00am, Lane Cove Library
Ages 3 – 6 years. Held weekly all year. No booking required.

 

English Classes
Tuesdays, 10:00am – 3:00pm, Lane Cove Library
Need help with learning English? Join our small friendly classes to improve your English language skills. Various levels:

  • 10:00am-11:30am – Beginner English class – suitable for absolute beginners
  • 12:30pm-1:30pm – Elementary conversation – some spoken English required
  • 1:30pm-2:30pm – Advanced conversation – suitable for more confident speakers

Learn English including conversation and also understand more about Australian culture and customs.  Weekly during school term. No booking required.