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February 2023


First Aid for Seniors

Wednesday 1 February, 10:00am - 11:30am, Lane Cove Council Civic Centre

This free seminar provides you with the basics of what to do in a medical emergency. All participants will receive a ReVIVA first aid manual.

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Lane Cove Bush Kids – Roo's Clues

Thursday 2 February, 9:45am – 11:15am, meet at Tambourine Bay Reserve, Tambourine Bay Rd, Riverview

Meet Roo to look for – you guessed it – clues! We'll read rhymes to figure out the clues while we explore the bush. We'll work together to find the clues to tell us what Roo really wants to do.  It may just be what you like to do too!

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Introduction to Men's Cooking

Thursday 2 February, 10:00am - 12:00pm, Lane Cove Living and Learning Centre

Join men over the age of 55 for this cooking session where our skilled Economics Tutor will take the group through a three course meal.  This session will concentrate on finger food and attendees will receive a copy of our recipes to try again at home. You are sure to impress your friends and family at the next social occasion!

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Thursday 2 February, 10:00am – 12:00pm, Lane Cove Library

Come along and join other beginner and experienced knitters to knit squares for Wrap with Love. This is a drop-in session. No booking required.

Seniors Week Event: Digital Discoveries

Friday 3 February, 9:30am – 11:30am, Lane Cove Library

If you are looking for help with any technology issues (laptops, phones, tablets, internet, etc) then Digital Discoveries is a 30-minute session where you will receive one on one assistance with a Librarian. Please bring along your device. For adults.

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Lunar New Year

Friday 3 February, 3:30pm – 5:45pm, Lane Cove Plaza

Bring in the Year of the Rabbit at this special event featuring a range of creative workshops, kids activities and live music in the Plaza.

Pak Hok Kung Fu will perform their special lion dance. The dancers will then travel to The Canopy for the finale.

Let's Go Bug Hunting

Saturday 4 February, 9:00am – 11:00am, Lane Cove Community Nursery 

Time to check out the creatures that live in your neighbourhood! Grab a dip net and magnifying glass and join in the Water Bug Blitz to discover which aquatic creatures are living in our creeks. Sift through leaf litter and uncover the critters which lie beneath. A whole world of bugs can be found right under our noses. Join in the fun on this bug hunt. 

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English Conversation Classes

Tuesdays 7 February to 4 April, 10:00am – 2:45pm, Lane Cove Library

Join a free, small and friendly English class. These classes aim to improve English conversation skills for people with English as a second language. You will cover everyday conversation and information about Australian society, culture and customs.

10:00am – 11:30am: Beginner English class – suitable for absolute beginners
12:30pm – 1:30pm: Elementary Conversation – some spoken English required
1:30pm – 2:45pm: Intermediate Conversation – suitable for more confident speakers

Held Tuesday during school term. No booking required.

Breakfast with the Birds

Wednesday 8 February, 8:00am – 10:00am, Ventemans Reach, Lane Cove West

Spend a morning listening and looking for birds with ecologist Renee Ferster Levy as she shares her extensive bird knowledge on this bushwalk along the Lane Cove River. Enjoy light refreshments at the end of the walk.

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Green Thumbs: Learn to Grow your own Plants

Thursday 9 February, 9:30am – 12:00pm, Lane Cove Community Nursery

Want to grow plants at home but not sure how? At this hands-on workshop, you will be introduced to a variety of useful propagation techniques for growing native and exotic plants, such as sowing seeds and striking cuttings.

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Learn to Love your Laptop

Thursdays 9 and 16 February, 10:00am – 11:30am, Lane Cove Library

Experienced computer trainer, Ferg Brand, will deliver a two-lesson program on Windows 10 and Windows 11 to help you feel more confident using your laptop. Please attend both sessions as they cover different material.

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Scam Awareness for Seniors

Thursday 9 February, 1:30pm - 2:30pm, Lane Cove Council Civic Centre

Senior Constables Todd Carter and Dominic Trevor from North Shore Police Area Command will help you recognise scams and show you the best way to respond.  There will be time to ask questions and get to know your local Crime Prevention Officers at the end of the session.

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Seniors Week Event: Picture Perfect!

Friday 10 February, 11:30 – 1:00pm, Lane Cove Library

Learn how to, edit, print and store your photos like a pro! Come along to this Be Connected online course to learn some new digital skills including how to move your photos from your camera or device to your computer and basic image editing. This is a 'Be Connected' course.

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Seniors Car Maintenance

Saturday 11 February, 9:30am- 11:00am, Lane Cove Civic Centre Car Park

Learn how to do basic maintenance checks on your vehicle, what to do in an accident and how to choose a mechanic.

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Saturday Sounds: Geoff Yule Smith

Saturday 11 February, 10:00am – 12:00pm, Lane Cove Plaza

Come down to the Plaza to be serenaded by some very talented musicians. Free event.

Come and Try Bushcare Day

Saturday 11 February, 1:00pm – 4:00pm, Lloyd Rees Park

Join our friendly team and see how you can make a difference to our bushland. Discover common native and exotic plants and be prepared to tackle a few weeds! A perfect opportunity to give Bushcare a go – no experience needed, all tools and equipment provided.

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Lane Cove Bush Kids – Flower Power

Tuesday 14 February, 9:45am – 11:15am, meet at Penrose St playground (opposite 96), Lane Cove West

Flowers are pretty to look at but they also play an important role in plant pollination. Join us to learn about one of the most important insect pollinators - bees and how they work together with the flower.

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Celebrate Library Lovers' Day

Tuesday 14 February, Lane Cove Library

Celebrate Library Lovers' Day by discovering a love for a mystery author, book or whole genre. Or borrow a mystery book and movie double act. Mystery delights also include a Library Lovers' Day take-away craft bag.

Crafternoon Tea

Tuesday 14 February, 2:30pm – 3:30pm, Greenwich Library

Enjoy afternoon tea while working on your latest craft project or knitting squares for Wrap with Love.

Library Lovers Day: Quotes on Totes

Tuesday 14 February, 2:30pm – 4:30pm, Lane Cove Library

Calling all library lovers! Bring your favourite book quote and join us as we learn how to design an iron on transfer using the Cricut, a computer cutting machine. We will then cut our design and iron it onto our new tote bag! Cost: $5.00

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Valentine's Day at The Canopy

Tuesday 14 February, 6:00pm – 8:00pm, The Canopy

Bring your special someone down to The Canopy and be serenaded by our wonderful harpist who will treat you to romantic classics. Free event. No bookings required.

Military History Talk – Falklands War 

Tuesday 14 February, 6:15pm – 7:45pm, Lane Cove Library 

Hear Maj. Andrew Brayshaw (Ret'd.) discuss the Falklands War and its implications for British military history and diplomacy.

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Lane Cove Bush Kids – Flower Power

Thursday 16 February 9:45am – 11:15am Meet at Penrose St playground (opposite 96), Lane Cove West

Flowers are pretty to look at but they also play an important role in plant pollination. Join us to learn about one of the most important insect pollinators - bees and how they work together with the flower.

Book online.

Laughter and Disaster Workshop

Friday 17 February, 9:30am - 11:30am, Lane Cove Living and Learning Centre

Start your morning with a Laughter Workshop with fun interactive laughter activities, breathing exercises and stress relief techniques. See the physical and mental health benefits of laughter.

Light morning tea provided and FREE solar radio, torch with USB charger worth $35.00 for each attendee.

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Sunset Artists' Market

Friday 17 February, 5:00pm – 8:00pm, Lane Cove Plaza

Celebrate emerging creative talent across Sydney by picking up something unique for yourself, your home or for a gift. This popular annual sunset market will feature stalls from a range of talented artists and makers, live music and a fun children's workshop.

Lane Cove and Sydney World Pride

Friday 17 February to Sunday 5 March, Lane Cove Village

Lane Cove Council is proud to be part of Sydney World Pride. Come down to the Plaza to see our Pride installation.

In Conversation with Emma Partridge – The Widow of Walcha

Tuesday 21 February, 6:15pm – 7:30pm, Lane Cove Library

Join us to meet Emma Partridge, senior crime editor at Nine News, as she discusses her novel The Widow of Walcha. All farmer Mathew Dunbar ever wanted was to find love and have a family of his own. Hear the shocking true story about love, lies and death in the small NSW town of Walcha.

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Moments in Music – History of Early Music: Romantic and Before

Wednesday 22 February, 10:00am – 12:00pm, Lane Cove Library

The fascinating development of western classical music in Europe during the Dark Ages until the end of the 19th century, will be presented by local musician Graham Ball.

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Lane Cove Bush Kids – Butterflies

Thursday 23 February, 9:45am – 11:15am, meet at Tambourine Bay Reserve, Tambourine Bay Rd, Riverview  

Butterflies are beautiful insects and have an important role pollinating plants.  Bring your child along for a butterfly walk in the bush.  We'll learn about their lifecycle and make our own butterfly.

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Writer in Residence Group 

Thursday 23 February, 6:00pm – 7:30pm, Lane Cove Library 

Join our Lane Cove Writers in Residence group who meet monthly to share stories, discuss creative writing ideas and writing methods. No booking required. 

Discover: The Power of the Bush

Friday 24 February, 5:00pm – 9:00pm, Mindarie Park, Lane Cove North

Join Lane Cove local Kelly Winning as she teaches us all about the power of the bush and our waterways. After Kelly has taught you all you need to know sit back and relax with the family as we watch Kangaroo Jack (PG) as a couple of American Tourists chase a Kangaroo through the outback.

Please note parking at Mindarie Park is limited. We encourage people to catch the 292 bus from the Lane Cove Interchange to Mowbray Rd at Hatfield St. The 533 bus also stops here. Check TripView for the up-to-date timetable.

Community Concert Series: Lane Cove Concert Band

Saturday 25 February, 10:00am – 12:00pm, Lane Cove Plaza

Celebrate the local Lane Cove Concert Band with an energetic live performance in the Plaza.

Poets in Residence Group 

Monday 27 February, 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. 

Seniors Week Event: Tech Savvy Seniors – online shopping for beginners 

Tuesday 28 February, 2:30pm –4:30pm, Lane Cove Library 

Today you can buy just about anything you need online without ever stepping outside your door. In this session we will learn the basics of online shopping and how to stay safe online while shopping. 

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