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March 2021

 

Coping with Climate Change Series

If the prospect of climate change makes you stressed, anxious or depressed, you aren't alone. The climate crisis can cause a feeling of impending doom for many and it's important to know how to take care of yourself and your mental wellbeing. The Coping with Climate Change series aims to equip Lane Cove participants with the mental tools needed to work through emotional and thought barriers, so you can continue to be motivated and take meaningful action.

The free sessions provided by Council are facilitated by Victoria Walker, an environmental educator with more than a decade's experience in sustainability education. The sessions include a mixture of teaching, information, large and small group discussions and self-reflection. Each session can be attended as a stand-alone experience, or you can register for two or more sessions.

The sessions are interactive it's important to have a working camera and microphone to get the most out of each topic.

Yoga on the Village Green

As we embark on the challenges of 2021, take a moment to look after yourself and join in one of three free yoga sessions as part of Council’s International Women’s Day series at The Canopy.

From sunrise to sunset, there’s a session to suit you, no experience necessary. BYO mat.

  • Monday 8 March, 7:30am - 8:30am
  • Wednesday 10 March, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
  • Thursday 11 March, 7:30am - 8:30am

Find out more and book online.

nbn Online Information Session

Do you need the latest information about the nbn™ in your area? This is an opportunity to speak to a representative from nbn™. 

Topics include will be: 

• nbn™ rollout including technology and how to get connected

• Tips for avoiding scams and reporting potential scams

• Advice for optimising the nbn™ experience in your home or business

• The role of nbn and phone/internet providers in your area

• Information about nbn™ announcements or programs

Wednesday 3 March, 10:00am - 11:00am, online via Zoom, book online

Food for Thought

Grant Hilliard from Feather and Bone, and co-author of The Ethical Omnivore, will present on the importance of regenerative farming and why we should consider switching out a few meals a week to ‘slow eating’.  Discover how to directly support Aussie farmers who are committed to better land management and improved animal welfare by eating meat that comes from pasture-raised animals grown on regenerative farms that contribute to the overall health of the planet.

Thursday 4 March, 6:00pm - 7:00pm, online via Zoom, book online

Meet Deborah Rodriguez online

International best-selling author Deborah Rodriguez will be discussing her new novel The Moroccan Daughter.  From the alleyways of the ancient medina in Fès to a marriage festival in the Atlas Mountains – this is a modern story of forbidden love, secrets and family told across four different women. A NSW Public Libraries event.

Thursday 4 March, 1:00pm – 2:00pm, online via Zoom, book online

HarbourCare x Clean Up Australia Day

Did you know that more than 18.3 million Aussies have spent 36 million hours helping protect our environment on Clean Up Australia Day over the years!? Get involved with Lane Cove Council’s popular HarbourCare program whilst contributing to the huge country-wide efforts of Clean Up Australia Day this March.

This event will see us clean up creeks, parks, mangroves and bushland, all while enjoying a beautiful bushwalk. Clean-ups are a great way to bring the community together, raise awareness, and start the conversation about reducing litter at the source.

Friday 5 March, 9:30am - 11:30am, Tambourine Bay Park, Riverview, book online

Grow A Green Thumb

Try your hand at a variety of propagation techniques suitable for growing native plants and many others. A great way to become more familiar with our beautiful local native plants and to pick up new skills for your garden. Suitable for all skill levels.

Saturday 6 March, 9:00am – 12:00pm, Lane Cove Community Nursery, book online

Lane Cove Youth Clean Up Australia Day

Join Lane Cove Youth Centre to help clean up Pottery Green Oval. Gloves, rubbish bags, pickers and lunch provided.

Saturday 6 March, from 2:00pm, meet at the Youth Centre, book online

Community Clean-up Australia Day

Make a difference and join Council's clean-up at Manns Point Park. We would love to see you, your family and your friends get involved.

Sunday 7 March, 10:00am - 12:00pm, meet at Manns Point Park, Greenwich, book online

nbn Online Information Session

Do you need the latest information about the nbn™ in your area? This is an opportunity to speak to a representative from nbn™. 

Topics include will be: 

• nbn™ rollout including technology and how to get connected

• Tips for avoiding scams and reporting potential scams

• Advice for optimising the nbn™ experience in your home or business

• The role of nbn and phone/internet providers in your area

• Information about nbn™ announcements or programs

Wednesday 10 March, 10:00am - 11:00am, online via Zoom, book online

Learn to Love your Laptop

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.                                                                                     

Thursdays 11 and 18 March, 10:00am – 11:30am, book online 

Free Child Car Seat Safety Checking Clinic 

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

Saturday 13 March 2021, 9:00am – 1:00pm, bookings essential*, Lane Cove Council car park, 48, Longueville Road, Lane Cove, for more information contact Council’s Road safety Officers on (02) 9911 3576 or email roadsafety@lanecove.nsw.gov.au 

*Service is available to Lane Cove Council residents only and excludes family day carers

Cooee Mittigar - Come Here Friend

Children and their families are invited to a visual feast of Aboriginal stories and artefacts, offering a new way of seeing and understanding the lands of the Sydney region. A delightful way to be introduced to local Aboriginal culture and language.
Bookings essential, spaces limited.

Saturday 13 March, 10:00am - 10:30am, Terrace Function Room, 1 Pottery Lane, Lane Cove, book online

Stories of Country, Heritage and Culture

Gain a deeper understanding of the unique culture of Aboriginal people with this powerful presentation telling the Aboriginal Stories of the harbour, river and your local area. A wonderful opportunity to gain insights into Aboriginal heritage, culture, spirituality, language and connection to the land with Karen Smith from the Aboriginal Heritage Office.
Bookings essential, spaces limited.

Saturday 13 March, 11:00am - 12:00pm, Terrace Function Room, 1 Pottery Lane, Lane Cove, book online

Hands-on Car Maintenance Workshop

Do you feel confident... Changing a tyre? Checking your engine? Performing basic car maintenance?

Learn how at this free workshop geared towards women 16 years +. No prior skills or knowledge required.

Saturday 13 March, 3:00pm - 5:00pm, Lane Cove Council car park, 48 Longueville Road, Lane Cove, book online

Advance Care Planning Session

Barbara Lewis from Carer Support Services, Northern Health will guide you through an Advance Care Plan.

Wednesday 17 March, 10:00am - 11:00am, Terrace Function Room, 1 Pottery Lane, Lane Cove, book online

Bike Maintenance Workshop

This practical workshop provides advice while teaching you how to maintain and care for your bike.

Thursday 18 March, 6:00pm - 9:00pm, location confirmed upon booking, book online

Sushi Making Class

Have you ever dreamed of being able to make sushi like a real Japanese chef?  Learn how when Hideo Dekura, chef and cookbook author shares his secrets in this free Zoom workshop. Free event. Limited numbers – bookings essential.

Friday 19 March, 10:30am – 12:00pm, book online

Kaleidoscope of Lane Cove

Sit back and enjoy a film screening that celebrates diversity and inclusion at The Canopy on Friday 19 March from 4:00pm – 8:00pm.

Visit the Plaza between 19 -31 March to see it decked out in a kaleidoscope of colours. Learn all about the local community and just how diverse it is.

Advance Care Planning Session

Barbara Lewis from Carer Support Services, Northern Health will guide you through an Advance Care Plan.

Monday 22 March, 10:00am - 11:00am, Terrace Function Room, 1 Pottery Lane, Lane Cove, book online

Make Some Noise - Marketing for Musicians

Learn how to successfully promote your music online with Vic from Astral People. This workshop will cover:

  • Marketing in the digital age, with so many social platforms how do you work out what is right for you?
  • How to stand out while staying true to your creative work
  • A diverse range of PR strategies, from working with publicists and radio, through to postering

Wednesday 24 March, 6:00pm - 7:30pm, online via Zoom, book online

Waterbug Blitz

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.

Sunday 28 March, 9:00am – 11:00am, location TBC, bookings open soon

Wisdom in Focus Photography Exhibition  

Photographers of all abilities are encouraged to submit photos of people over the age of 55. 

This is an opportunity for photographers to capture older people’s stories and experiences in a positive way. 

Anyone considering entering is urged to submit entries before the closing date of Monday 22 March 2021. 

Entries will be displayed online between Thursday 1 April – Friday 30 April 2021 to celebrate NSW Seniors Festival. 

There will be a People’s Choice Award.

For more information or to submit an entry call Ruth on 9911 3593 or email rjacka@lanecove.nsw.gov.au

Regular events at Lane Cove Library


Preschool Storytime

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

Mondays, 11:00am – 11:30am, 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 March, Greenwich Library, bookings essential:

1 March 
8 March 
15 March 
22 March  
29 March 

Baby Bounce

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

Tuesdays, 11:00am – 11:30am, 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 March, Lane Cove Library, bookings essential:           

2 March 
9 March  
16 March 
23 March 
30 March 

Preschool Storytime

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

Thursdays, 11:00am – 11:30am, 4, 11, 18 and 25 March, Lane Cove Library, bookings essential:

4 March  
11 March 
18 March 
25 March