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October 2020

 

Lane Cove Bush Kids – Spring Surprise Walk

A more challenging walk for children 5 years and older. This is a longer walk down into the beautiful Bushland Park valley with stone steps that will be difficult for small legs, so bigger legs only please.  We'll do some nature activities along the way. 

Thursday 1 October, 9:45am - 11:30am (approx.), meet at the end of Panorama Rd, Lane Cove Bushland Park, Lane Cove, book online

Lane Cove Bush Kids – Muttaburrasaurus

Did you know we have our own dinosuars here in Australia?  Come along to learn about them, go on a bushwalk and become a junior palaeontologist.

Friday 2 October, 9:45am – 11:00am, meet at Gore Creek Reserve, end of St Vincents Rd, Greenwich (meet at far end of oval), book online

Lane Cove Bush Kids – Spring Surprise Walk

A more challenging walk for children 5 years and older. This is a longer walk down into the beautiful Bushland Park valley with stone steps that will be difficult for small legs, so bigger legs only please.  We'll do some nature activities along the way. 

Tuesday 6 October, 9:45am - 11:30am (approx.) Meet at the end of Panorama Rd, Lane Cove Bushland Park, Lane Cove, book online

HSC Study Nights – Lane Cove Library

Enjoy some quiet study time and exclusive use of the Library as you do your final preparations before the HSC exams begin. Limited places, bookings essential. 

Tuesday 6 October, 5:00pm – 8:00pm, Lane Cove Library, book online 

Lane Cove Bush Kids - Chirp - Birds in the Bush

Spring is a wonderful time to look for and enjoy birds. They are busy nest building and raising their young. We'll learn about some of our local ones with a game, bushwalk and some fun.  You'll be chirping for more! 

Wednesday 7 October, 9:45am – 11:00am, meet at Blackman Park, far end of Lloyd Rees Drive, past the playground, Lane Cove West, book online  

A Bug's Life: Insects in your Garden

Let's talk bugs! Not all insects and spiders are pests, in fact most bugs provide amazing ecosystem services for your garden and other urban green spaces. Discover more about the life of mini beasts, how to attract beneficial bugs and the ways they keep our gardens healthy. A fascinating, interactive presentation by Macquarie university researcher Dr Lizzy Lowe. 

Wednesday 7 October, 6:30pm - 8:00pm, online via Zoom, book online

Lane Cove Bush Kids - Chirp - Birds in the Bush

Spring is a wonderful time to look for and enjoy birds. They are busy nest building and raising their young. We'll learn about some of our local ones with a game, bushwalk and some fun.  You'll be chirping for more! 

Friday 9 October, 9:45am – 11:00am, meet at Blackman Park, far end of Lloyd Rees Drive, past the playground, Lane Cove West, book online 

National Carers Week – Caring For An Older Person

Sue Pieters Hawke will reflect on her journey as a carer for her parents Hazel Hawke and Bob Hawke. Prof. Dimity Pond, GP, has strategies for getting the most out of a Doctor's appointment including those uncomfortable conversations about dementia and cognitive impairment. Prof. Susan Kurrle, Geriatrician, will talk about frailty and care of an older person.

Monday 12 October, 10:30am - 12:00pm, online via Zoom, book online

National Carers Week – Resilience

Petrea King will share some tools and strategies to help carers care for themselves, so they may in turn care for others. Petrea will help you maintain hope, humour and optimism when living with and caring for a family member.

Tuesday 13 October, 10:30am - 12:00pm, online via Zoom, book online

HSC Study Nights – Lane Cove Library

Enjoy some quiet study time and exclusive use of the Library as you do your final preparations before the HSC exams begin. Limited places, bookings essential. 

Tuesday 13 October, 5:00pm – 8:00pm, Lane Cove Library, book online 

National Carers Week – Let's Talk About Male Carers

Michael Riley, Relationships Australia NSW, will provide insight into the needs of men who provide carer for a loved one. Michael has extensive experience in working with men and families facing complex issues.

Michael is a Relationships Australia NSW Team Leader and an experienced Counsellor, Family and Couples Therapist, a licensed Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner (FDRP), Men's Behaviour Change Specialist and Education Consultant.

Wednesday 14 October, 10:30am - 12:00pm, online via Zoom, book online  

Free Online Author Talk with Chris Hammer

Be part of this online experience and join a conversation with Australian crime author, Chris Hammer.

Chris Hammer's latest crime novel, Trust, takes readers to a Sydney riven with corruption and nepotism, privilege and power.

This event is a collaboration between NSW Public Libraries.

Wednesday 14 October, 6:30pm – 7:30pm via Zoom, book online 

National Carers Week – Better Outcomes For People With An Intellectual Disability

Margaret Meaker will talk about a parent's journey in creating changes and lifelong learning. Mr Vince Ponzio is Director, Intellectual Disability Mental Health (IDMH), Mental Health Branch, NSW Ministry of Health. His role helps to provide state-wide leadership in the area of IDMH with a view to building the capacity of mental health services to better meet the needs of people with intellectual disability and their families.

Thursday 15 October, 10:30am - 12:00pm, online via Zoom, book online

Dinner with the Owls

Dial in for a fabulous chat about the Sydney Basin Powerful Owls with Dr Beth Mott. Discover what these birds have been up to lately, how well the 2020 breeding season has gone and some of the challenges our urban Powerful Owls are facing. Get the latest news on current research around rodenticide and corridor building and an update on the Brisbane Powerful Owl Project. There is always plenty to say about our magnificent Powerful Owls, so listen in to learn more and ask your owly questions!

Thursday 15 October, 7:30pm – 8:30pm, online via Zoom, book online

National Carers Week – Trauma, Crisis Management and Care

Tarja Malone, Carer Counsellor – Carers Gateway, Yourside, is a Social Worker who has worked in clinical and therapeutic settings with children, youth, parents and adults in areas of complex trauma and mental health.

Friday 16 October, 10:30am - 12:00pm, online via Zoom, book online

Free Online Children's Author Talk with Lindsay Holliday

To celebrate Children's Book Week, the Shorelink Libraries are excited to be hosting a special author talk.

Lindsay Holliday is a local author and illustrator who has written a new Australian adventure chapter book series. The Danger books are a series of engaging, humorous adventure stories recommended for middle and upper primary school children, ages 7 – 11 years old. The stories cover the themes of inclusion, resilience, kindness and humour.

A Shorelink Libraries event.

Monday 19 October, 11:00am – 12:00pm & 12:00pm – 1:00pm, via Zoom, book online 

Reduce Your Electricity Bill By Up To 90%

Want to find out more about how you can reduce your electricity bills with Virtual Power Plants? A Virtual Power Plant is created by a collection of solar batteries managed individually, or in unison, to support the local or regional electricity grid. Council has partnered with ShineHub to host a free webinar which can help explain how solar solutions work via these Virtual Power Plants.

Join this one hour workshop and learn how solar and batteries work, if they're right for you, what to look for when selecting a system and how to earn 45 cents/kWh for your excess solar power through ShineHub's community Virtual Power Plant program with Ausgrid.*

Tuesday 20 October, 12:00pm – 1:00pm, via Zoom, book online

Lane Cove Small Business Breakfast

Lane Cove Businesses are invited to join in for this free Business Breakfast featuring Catherine DeVrye. Catherine delivers the energy of Gen Y and the experience of a baby boomer. She is a best- selling author, winner of Australian Executive Woman of the Year, a Thought Leader in the Australian business community and a small business owner for over 20 years.

This Lane Cove-tailored presentation is not to be missed and will focus on Small Business Resilience in a local context. Catherine will bring the latest theory and research to life through practical, common sense examples. She will also share some inspirational personal stories of resilience.

To ensure this is a COVID-safe event, numbers are limited in the Terrace Function Room, however, we are also live-streaming the event so you can attend virtually if you would prefer.

Wednesday 21 October, 7:15am - 8:30am

Register to attend in-person at the Terrace Function Room

Register to attend virtually via Zoom

Free Online Author Talk with Heather Morris

Following on from the international success of her two novels, The Tattooist of Auschwitz and Cilka's Journey, Heather Morris now shares her own story and explores the art of listening in her first non-fiction book, Stories of Hope.

Active listening is a skill Heather has developed through a lifetime of experience; from childhood encounters with her great-grandfather in rural New Zealand, through her career in a hospital where she dealt with many people going through tragedy and loss.

Stories of Hope provides inspiration and tools for anyone who is keen to deepen their connections to others by enhancing their listening skills.

In partnership with Hornsby and Stanton Libraries.

Wednesday 21 October, 6:30pm – 7:30pm via Zoom, book online 

Children's Book Week Competition and Storytime

Join us for a special online Book Week Storytime via the Lane Cove Council Facebook page. Watch the Library team perform our favourite shortlisted books of 2020. This free event will include an announcement of the Book Week competition winners.

The Lane Cove Library Book Week competition is now open to all children from age 2 to 12, and includes age-appropriate colouring in, drawing and writing competitions.

Entry forms available online. Competition closes Monday 19 October.

Thursday 22 October, 11:00am, Lane Cove Council's Facebook page

Reduce Your Electricity Bill By Up To 90%

Want to find out more about how you can reduce your electricity bills with Virtual Power Plants? A Virtual Power Plant is created by a collection of solar batteries managed individually, or in unison, to support the local or regional electricity grid. Council has partnered with ShineHub to host a free webinar which can help explain how solar solutions work via these Virtual Power Plants.

Join this one hour workshop and learn how solar and batteries work, if they're right for you, what to look for when selecting a system and how to earn 45 cents/kWh for your excess solar power through ShineHub's community Virtual Power Plant program with Ausgrid.*

Thursday 22 October, 6:00pm – 7:00pm, via Zoom, book online

Lane Cove Bush Kids - Nests in Nature

Spring is animal nesting time. We may find some nests or birds busy with nest building on our bushwalk. We'll build a nest of our own and try nest building with a challenge!

Friday 23 October9:45am – 11:00am, meet at Tambourine Bay Park, Tambourine Bay Road, Riverview, book online

Grandparents Day Online Cooking Class

To celebrate Grandparents Day, join us for an online cooking class with Amber. Your grandchildren are more than welcome to join! Amber will demonstrate how to make 4 Ingredient Weetbix Balls and Honey Joys, a delicious treat for yourself and your grandchildren.

Monday 26 October, 10:00am - 10:45am, online via Zoom, book online

Lane Cove Bush Kids - Nests in Nature

Spring is animal nesting time. We may find some nests or birds busy with nest building on our bushwalk. We'll build a nest of our own and try nest building with a challenge!

Wednesday 28 October9:45am – 11:00am, meet at Tambourine Bay Park, Tambourine Bay Road, Riverview, book online

Feathers, Fur and Scales with Reptile Encounters

Join the Shorelink Libraries for a special online experience celebrating Children's Week 2020 from Reptile Encounters Feathers, Fur and Scales.

Children will get a close look at the different Australian animals and learn about what they eat, where they live and more. Reptile Encounters believe in inspiring children to take an interest in the natural world.

A Shorelink Libraries event.

Wednesday 28 October, 4:00pm – 4:45pm via Zoom, book online 

Water Bug 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! All equipment and guidance provided by Council. For more information, contact Jim Casimir on 9911 3579. Numbers limited.

Saturday 31 October, 9:00am – 11:00am, Warraroon Reserve, Riverview, book online