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September 2019

 

Cameraygal Mural Craft
During the month of September, Lane Cove Library
Visit the Library during the Lane Cove Festival to contribute to our Indigenous mural celebrating our region's Cameraygal heritage. Kids of all ages can drop in anytime during September to add to our display and celebrate Lane Cove. No booking required.

Natural Baby Care
Tuesday 3 September, 9:30am – 11:30am, Cove Room, Civic Centre, 48 Longueville Road, Lane Cove
Learn what products can be used for natural baby care, what nappies are the least damaging to the environment, what toxic materials are used to make some toys and how to save money in this informative workshop.
Book online.
 

HSC Study Skills and Exam Preparation
Wednesday 4 September, 6:00pm – 7:30pm, Lane Cove Library
This free workshop provides practical tips to help students organise information, and covers strategies for turning their class notes into easily consumable study notes. It's all about studying smarter not harder. Students learn techniques to help revise for exams and structure their study blocks. Andrew Marselos, the founder of Think Tuition will present this workshop. Andrew focuses on a wholistic experience encompassing academic wellbeing and transitional support.
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Repair Workshop
Thursday 5 September, 9:45am - 12:00pm, Lane Cove Library
Adult Learner’s Week in September is the perfect time to learn a new skill. Sarah Millar from Repair Café will run a workshop on how to mend torn clothing and furnishing using an age-old Japanese stitching technique – sashiko. Please bring your own items to repair if possible, all other materials will be provided.
Book online.


 

Knit-in @ Lane Cove Library
Thursday 5 September, 10:00am – 12:00pm.
Beginners & experienced knitters welcome. No booking required

 

Drop-in: Traditional Basket Weaving Workshop
Thursday 5 September, 3:30pm – 5:00pm, Synergy Youth Centre
Come and celebrate Cameraygal Week at Synergy Youth Centre by learning how to make a small basket with Indigenous weaver and visual artist Karleen Green. For ages 11-18. No booking required.

 

Mayors in the Streets: The Legacy of Lane Cove's Mayors in our Street History
Thursday September 5, 6:15pm – 8:00pm, Lane Cove Library
Lane Cove's Mayors have featured in Lane Cove's street names since the beginning of the 20th century. Local Studies staff will discuss Lane Cove Mayors, their life and times, and the historical legacy that has been left behind in our street names.
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Historical Connection Under the Stars
Thursday 5 September, 6:30pm – 8:00pm, Carisbrook Historic House, 334 Burns Bay Road, Lane Cove, $10
Celebrate the Indigenous culture of Australia's First Nations with a moving performance of music and dance with Aboriginal elder Walangari Karntawarra. Learn about the Dreamtime, hear the beautiful music of didgeridoo and be captivated by this enchanting performance under the stars set to the beguiling backdrop of Lane Cove's Carisbrook Historic House. Booking fee includes light refreshments provided by Indigenous caterer, Goanna Hut.
Book online.

 

Bush Kids - Bush Treasures
Friday 6 September, 9:45am – 11:00am, Tambourine Bay Reserve, Riverview
It's time to celebrate our beautiful natural environment by looking for bush treasures at Tambourine Bay! Enjoy nature and views of the river with your little one while we go on a bush walk and treasure hunt!
Book online.

 

First Fridays: Bringing in Spring!
Friday 6 September, 3:30pm – 5:00pm, Lane Cove Plaza
Kick off the weekend with a free afternoon of kids activities on the Green. Local embroider, Kasia Jacquot, will be facilitating a Spring-themed craft session and 'The Growing Trend' will demonstrate the sustainable art of growing micro greens. No booking required.

 

Coffee Carnevale
Saturday 7 September, 9:00am – 2:00pm, Lane Cove Plaza
Celebrate Lane Cove community's love of coffee with this popular annual event! A day of free activities to bring the flair of global coffee culture to Lane Cove Plaza. Be sure to pick up the Lane Cove Coffee Guide on the day and soak up the sights and sounds in the heart of Lane Cove.

 

Connecting to Country
Saturday 7 September, 9:00am – 12:00pm, Blackman Park, Lane Cove
Connect to Country through a guided walk and traditional weaving as we explore the Indigenous heritage of our local area. Karen Smith from the Aboriginal Heritage Office and artist Karleen Green will share their knowledge, experience and stories with you while you create and take home a special memento. For ages 12 years and up. Light refreshments provided.
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Grow a Green Thumb
Saturday 7 September, 9:00am – 12:00pm, Lane Cove Community Nursery
Get hands-on with a variety of plant growing experiences at the Lane Cove Community Nursery. Try your hand at sowing seeds, striking cuttings and other useful techniques suited to growing a wide variety of beautiful native plants found in the Lane Cove area. Suitable for all skills levels.
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BookChat – Page to Screen
Tuesday 10 September, 6:00pm – 8:00pm, Lane Cove Library
Join the BookChat group as we have a lively discussion about books that should have been made into a film but have never made it onto the big screen.
Book online.

 

Managing HSC Stress and Exam Taking Techniques
Wednesday 11 September, 6:00pm – 7:30pm, Lane Cove Library
Many students feel overwhelmed in the lead up to exams. This free workshop discusses the role of mindset and positive self-talk as a mediator for perfectionism, stress, anxiety and academic procrastination, and examines how to read, interpret and respond to exam questions. Andrew Marselos, the founder of Think Tuition will present this workshop. Andrew focuses on a wholistic experience encompassing academic wellbeing and transitional support.
Book online.

Dancing At The Diddy
Wednesday 11 September, 7:30pm – 10:30pm, Longueville Sporting Club
Open to all age groups, you can now enjoy and dance to a live duo rocking the music of the 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s. $10 paid entry at the door. No booking required.

 

Bush Kids – ABC Animal Walk
Thursday 12 September, 9:45am – 11:00am, Blackman Park
Encourage your child to learn their ABCs. We'll sing the ABC song with Jenny and learn the Aussie animal alphabet. We'll also go on a bushwalk to look for letter shapes in the bush and create a letter of our own to take home.
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Learn to love your laptop
Thursday 12 September, 10:00am - 11:30am, Lane Cove Library
Experienced computer trainer, Ferg Brand will deliver two lessons on Windows to help feel more confident using your laptop. In 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.    
Book online.


 

Judy Bailey 'At Your Request' Concert
Thursday 12 September, 6:30pm – 8:00pm, Civic Centre, 48 Longueville Road, Lane Cove, $10
Lane Cove's most revered jazz musician, Judy Bailey, will host this impressive musical event which has become a time-honoured tradition featuring a delightful repertoire of tunes and light refreshments. On arrival you will be invited to request your favourite song which may be played on the evening.
Book online.

 

Sharing your Garden with Wildlife
Thursday 12 September, 6:30pm – 8:00pm, Cove Room, Civic Centre, 48 Longueville Road, Lane Cove
Did you know Lane Cove is home to echidnas, bandicoots, microbats and other amazing animals? Your garden can be a valuable oasis for these and other wildlife living in our city. Gain practical advice on managing wildlife impacts in your garden, such as protecting flowers and fruit or dealing with possums in your roof with Bev Young from Sydney Wildlife.
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Scratch Coding for Parents
Friday 13 September, 10:30am – 11:30am, Lane Cove Library
Have fun and learn basic coding skills using Scratch.
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HarbourCare Kayak Trip
Friday 13 September, 1:00pm – 4:00pm, location provided on booking
Enjoy a paddle along the foreshore and bays of the Lane Cove River and help collect litter before it is forever lost into the ocean. Be part of HarbourCare, Council's new volunteer program which helps to protect the marine life of Sydney Harbour. Single kayaks are supplied, medium level fitness is required.
Please note: due to circumstances out of Council's control, this event has been cancelled.


Saturday Sounds
Saturday 14 September, 10:00am – 12:00pm, Lane Cove Plaza, free event
Soak up a live music performance while enjoying your weekend coffee, brunch or weekly shop.


Robotics Workshop at Synergy
Saturday 14 September, 1:00pm – 2:30pm, Synergy Youth Centre
Robotics can be an expensive hobby to get into, but Synergy is giving the opportunity to keen young learners to build an Arduino-controlled robot over two workshops.
Book online.
 

Stringybark Creek - 25 Years of Bushcare
Sunday 15 September, 9:00am – 12:00pm, Batten Reserve, Murray Street, Lane Cove North
Enjoy a guided walk along Stringybark Creek and the wonderful story of how Bushcarers have nurtured and restored this special bushland reserve. View wildflowers, ferns and birds which are thriving under the care of our community. Morning tea provided.
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Lane Cove Makers Market
Sunday 15 September, 9:00am – 3:00pm, Lane Cove Plaza
Browse the extraordinary makers' market featuring unusual, unique hand-crafted products.

Writing a Eulogy Workshop
Monday 16 September, 6:00pm – 8:00pm, Lane Cove Library
Presenter Keith Whelan will provide tips on how best to capture the important information for a eulogy.
Book online.

Crafternoon Tea
Tuesday 17 September, 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.

Ozobot Racers
Tuesday 17 September, 6:30pm – 7:30pm, Lane Cove Library
Ready, set, go! Use colour coding to design a 100 centimetre track, then line up to race your Ozobot. First over the finish line wins a prize! All materials supplied.
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3D Printing Basics
Wednesday 18 September, 4:00pm – 5:00pm, Lane Cove Library
Come along to Lane Cove Library this September for a lesson in the basics of 3D Printing! Learn how to source and modify a basic design for a 3D printer using Thingiverse.com then have it printed for you by the Library staff. The sessions focus on basic tech skills using the internet and design software with an outline of the printing hardware and process using Lane Cove Library's Ultimaker 2+ machine.
Book online 


 

Learn to love your laptop
Thursday 19 September, 10:00am - 11:30am, Lane Cove Library
Experienced computer trainer, Ferg Brand will deliver two lessons on Windows to help feel more confident using your laptop. In 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.    
Book online.


 

Australian Reading Hour Junior Afternoon Tea
Thursday 19 September, 3:30pm – 4:30pm, Lane Cove Library
Take an hour of your day to learn, escape and relax by picking up a book and joining Lane Cove Library for Australian Reading Hour Junior Afternoon Tea.
No booking required.


 

Robotics Workshop at Synergy
Saturday 21 September, 1:00pm – 2:30pm, Synergy Youth Centre
Robotics can be an expensive hobby to get into, but Synergy is giving the opportunity to keen young learners to build an Arduino-controlled robot over two workshops.
Book online.


 

Native Garden Inspiration
Saturday 21 September, 10:00am – 11:30am, location provided upon booking
Looking for ideas for creating or enhancing your native garden? Come and view a lovely Lane Cove residential garden which has been created from local native plants through Council's Backyard Habitat Program. See a wide variety of native plants, pick up handy tips and useful advice on plant selection, maintenance and more!
Book online.


 

Tea, Cats & Books with Belinda Alexandra
Monday 23 September, 2:00pm – 3:00pm, Lane Cove Library
Well known Australian author and patron of World League for Protection of Animals Inc., Belinda Alexandra, will be joining us to talk about famous writers and their cats. WLPA President Halina Thompson will discuss cat behaviour and will be happy to answer any questions. Enjoy a chance to meet young kittens and cats available for adoption from the WLPA.
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Lane Cove's Bike Week Breakfast
Wednesday 25 September, 6:30am – 9:00am, in the car park adjacent to 71 Longueville Road, Lane Cove
Come along and enjoy a free healthy breakfast and coffee, meet fellow cyclists, browse through cycling information and take home some giveaways. A bike mechanic will be on site to give your bike a free check and tune up. No booking required. Contact Council's Road Safety Officer on 9911 3576 for enquiries.


Meet Your Aged Care Service Provider

Wednesday 25 September, 10:00am - 12:00pm, Terrace Function Room, Lower Ground Floor, Lane Cove Community Hub, 1 Pottery Lane, Lane Cove
Come along and meet organisations providing services to older people and their carers who are living in their own homes in Lane Cove. No booking required.



Health System for Seniors
Wednesday 25 September, 10:30am - 11:30am, Lane Cove Library
In this Healthy Living Workshop you will learn about: getting the most from your GP visit; understanding the health assessments and preventative checks required as you get older; understanding Advanced Care Planning; and awareness of services to call when your doctor is closed.
To book, please call 9911 3591.

Poets in Residence Group
Wednesday 25 September, 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.

 

Dancing At The Diddy
Wednesday 25 September, 7:30pm – 10:30pm, Longueville Sporting Club
Open to all age groups, you can now enjoy and dance to a live duo rocking the music of the 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s. $10 paid entry at the door. No booking required.

 

Thursday Tunes - The Story of Modern Popular Music: The First 40 Years
Thursday 26 September, 10:15am – 12:00pm, Lane Cove Library
Local musician Graham Ball will discuss the development of popular music from the birth of the 7-inch single record in the 1950's until its demise in the 1980's. This is the music that many young people listened and danced to. A must for all baby boomers.
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Writers in Residence Group
Thursday 26 September, 6:00pm – 7:30pm, Lane Cove Library
A group for writers, who meet monthly to share stories, discuss ideas & writing methods. No booking required.

Bike Maintenance Workshop
Thursday 26 September, 6:00pm – 9:00pm, location provided upon booking
This workshop offers practical maintenance advice and teaches you how to maintain and care for the various components of your bike including brakes, tyres, chains and derailleurs.
Call Council's Road Safety Officer on 9911 3576 or email vstamper@lanecove.nsw.gov.au to book.

 

History Talk – Australia's Lost Treasures
Thursday 26 September, 6:15pm – 7:30pm, Lane Cove Library
Local historian Graeme Payne will attempt to separate facts from fantasies about Australia's lost treasures. What really happened to the diamonds and pearls evacuated from Darwin during the Japanese bombing attacks? Does Lasseter's Reef exist? How did fire come to destroy Sydney's Exhibition Building and many of its valuable exhibits? Have pirates secretly buried treasure chests along our shores?
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Bush Kids – Echidna Antics
Friday 27 September, 9:45am – 11:00am, meet at park, west end of Penrose Street, Lane Cove West
What has a long, sticky tongue, lays an egg and has a spiny coat? A Short-beaked Echidna! Come along for a fun activity to learn about the antics of these unusual animals, try our hand at bark rubbing and go for a bushwalk to discover their favourite food.
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Digital Discoveries @ Lane Cove Library
Friday 27 September, 10:00am – 12:00pm, Lane Cove Library
Book a 30-minute one-on-one session with a staff member who can help you with downloading eBooks and eMagazines, the Library catalogue, online supermarket shopping or trouble-shooting your tablet. Specify your preferred topic when making your booking.
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Cult Classic Screen on the Green: Labyrinth & Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure
Friday 27 September, Labyrinth (PG): 5:30pm – 7:15pm, Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure: 7:30pm – 9:15pm, Lane Cove Plaza
Lane Cove is getting old school to celebrate the last day of school term with a retro-film screening of two absolute cult classics. Grab some snacks, bring a date or hang with friends and family on the Plaza green. No booking required.

 

Judy Bailey's Jazz Connection Big Band Concert
Saturday 28 September, 11:-00am – 1:00pm, Lane Cove Plaza
Be dazzled by the energy of Big Band music. Under the guidance of esteemed Lane Cove local and jazz legend, Judy Bailey, the Jazz Connection Big Band take to the Plaza stage for this exciting free concert. These talented young jazz musicians are drawn from all around Sydney, most attending the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. No booking required.

 

Tree-gonometry: Maths Through Nature
Saturday 28 September, 1:00pm – 3:00pm, Synergy Youth Centre
This local walk will enlighten young people on the magical connection between mathematics and the bushland of Lane Cove.
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How to Run a Book Club
Monday 30 September, 2:30pm – 3:30pm, Lane Cove Library
Ever wanted to know how to run a successful book club, don't know where to start or have questions you want to ask? Join the Library staff for afternoon tea and this information chat.
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