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September 2021


​Lane Cove Online Festival

1 - 30 September, online

Leap into spring with the Lane Cove Festival, which has officially started! Life looks a bit different for the coming weeks, but we think it's an important time to connect online and celebrate Lane Cove and all that it offers.

There are more than 20 online activities you can participate in this September, hosted by Council and local community groups. Why not try something new during lockdown? From cooking classes and music performances; to storytimes and creative workshops, there's something for everyone to enjoy online this month. ​

We encourage you to contact community organisers prior to attending scheduled events. We'll continue to provide related program updates as they become available. 

Find out more.

Teaching Your Learner Driver Online Workshop

Thursday 2 September, 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.

Online talk: meet Tom Keneally – Corporal Hitler's Pistol 

Thursday 9 September, 12:30pm – 1:30pm, online via Zoom

Meet Tom Kenneally, multi award-winning author, in conversation with Christine Dearness, Willoughby City Libraries. In his latest novel Keneally explores how Corporal Hitler's Luger from the First World War ends up being the weapon that killed an IRA turncoat in Kempsey, New South Wales, in 1933? He conveys a compelling story of the interactions and relationships between black and white Australians in the early twentieth-century.  Corporal Hitler's Pistol speaks to the never-ending war that began with 'the war to end all wars'. 

This online event is brought to you with the support of NSW Public Libraries Association. 

Book online.

Online talk: meet Matt Murphy – Rum - A distilled history of Colonial Australia

Wednesday 15 September, 6:30pm – 7:30pm, online via Zoom

Meet Matt Murphy, author, part-time historian and teacher. In conversation with Eric Dodson, Lane Cove Library, Matt takes us through his account of the formation of Australia through the distorted view of a rum bottle. He will cover questions such as 'would the Eureka Stockade have been different if the rebels weren't drunk'? Murphy goes beyond foundation stories to look at the legacy our love affair with alcohol has created, from binge drinking to lockout laws and from prohibition to urinating on the parliamentary carpet. Here's to Rum, for making bad decisions look like a good idea at the time.

This online event is brought to you with the support of NSW Public Libraries Association.

Book online.

Flora of Lane Cove

Thursday 16 September, 7:00pm– 8:00pm, online via Zoom

From saltmarsh to woodland and littoral rainforest, Lane Cove bushland hosts a wide variety of plant communities, some which are now considered rare. In some places, native plants are threatened by weed infestation. Join ecologist Meredith Brainwood from Applied Ecology who will discuss the results of a recent flora survey of Lane Cove's bushland, including updated vegetation maps, the condition of our bushland reserves and interesting species discovered during their investigations.

Book online.

Get Gig Ready - Booking Basics: How To Get A Gig

Wednesday 29 September, 6:00pm - 7:30pm, online via Zoom

You've got the music. You're ready to play. But how do you actually get a gig? This workshop will cover all the essentials! We will look at:

  • Who booking agents are and what they do

  • How to find venues that suit you and your music

  • Common types of artist agreements

  • What the process is normally like - from the pitch through to playing

Book online.

HIITMeUp Session with Lane Cove Youth Centre

6, 8, 13 and 15 September, 4:30pm - 5:30pm, online

Lane Cove Youth Centre has partnered with the team from Blue Fit to develop a new online mental health and wellbeing program. Aimed towards young people aged 14-18, this free program involves a 45-minute group fitness session with a Blue Fit Personal Trainer via Zoom. Bonus: no equipment is needed! We'll get the ball rolling on Monday 6 September, with the following sessions held on Wednesday 8, Monday 13 and Wednesday 15 September. Numbers are limited.

Click on the date below to book your spot:

Child Car Seat Safety Check Voucher Program

Council is offering free child car seat fitting vouchers to people who live in the council area. A voucher entitles the recipient to have a restraint checked, refitted or fully fitted by a designated local Authorised Restraint Fitter.

There are a limited number of vouchers for distribution and the current program will end on Sunday 3 October 2021.

Find out more and claim your voucher.