Festival by the River
Taking place during the first two weeks of
November, Lane Cove’s Festival by the River has something for everyone – view the full program.
Tuesday 2 November, 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Watch the race that stops the nation on the big screens in the Plaza and The Canopy. No tickets required however density limits will apply. COVID-Safe check-in will be required and any additional conditions of entry will be updated on this website prior to the event.
HSC Study Night
Wednesday 3 November, 5:00pm – 8:00pm, Lane Cove Library
Enjoy some quiet study time and exclusive use of the Lane Cove Library as you do your final preparation before the HSC exams begin. Limited places, bookings essential.
Get Prepared today
Wednesday 3 November 2021, 6:00pm – 7:00pm, online via Zoom
We can’t stop disasters from happening, but what we can do is reduce how much they affect us by being prepared. Extreme weather events and the COVID-19 pandemic have been challenging for our communities. The experiences over the last 18 months have confirmed that being prepared to deal with and getting ready for emergencies is more important than ever. We need to strengthen our ability to survive, adapt and thrive no matter what comes our way.
Australian Red Cross, Lane Cove Council, City of Ryde and Willoughby City Council have come together to offer a free online workshop to support our residents to become more resilient in emergencies.
A representative from Australian Red Cross will step you thorough the process of preparing your own tailored emergency plan. Join us and find out what you and your family can do to be better prepared.
Frog Calls: Celebrating Frog ID Week
Thursday 4 November, 7:00pm - 8:00pm, online via Zoom
Did you know every frog has a unique call? Frogs are more often heard than seen and with more than 240 species in Australia, that’s a lot of noise!
From ground-dwelling toadlets to agile tree-frogs, these amazing creatures can tell us a lot about our environment. Scientists are gaining more information than ever about our frogs thanks to Citizen Science project FrogID. Celebrate FrogID Week and discover fascinating facts about frogs with Nadiah Roslan from the Australian Museum including how you can use FrogID to help put frogs on the map.
Online Talk - Meet David Hunt, author of 'Girt Nation: Unauthorised History of Australia Vol 3'
Friday 5 November, 1:00pm – 2:00pm, online via Zoom
Meet David Hunt, bestselling author in conversation with Wendy Harmer, one of Australia's much-loved personalities. David's new book tramples the tall poppies of the past in charting Australia's transformation from aspiration to nation. This is an epic tale of charlatans and costermongers, of bush bards and bushier beards, of workers and women who weren't going to take it anymore. David is an award-winning author, historian, satirist, television presenter and podcaster. A NSW Public Libraries event.
Animals of the Dreaming
Saturday 6 November, 10:00am - 11:00am, Waterview Community Centre, 314 Burns Bay Road, Lane Cove
Meet amazing native animals, each with their own special character. Hear stories and songs about native animals and the Dreamtime as told by Brewarrina Aboriginal Elder Col Hardy OAM.
Tuesday 9 November, 10:00am - 11:30am, online via Zoom
This is your opportunity to discover the beautiful and powerful modality of Baby Yoga. It provides dual benefits for baby and you while providing the platform to build a strong and long-lasting bond with your baby in a natural way. It involves simple, effective stretches and poses, suitable for all levels of physical fitness. The co-ordination and balance required to perform baby yoga poses provides a strong foundation for development of crawling, walking and standing with additional benefits for the parent.
The benefits of Baby Yoga can be divided into four categories:
- Tummy Time - A variety of movements that make tummy time enjoyable
- Balance & Coordination - Rocking, Rolling and Gentle Drops and Mini-Swings
- Relaxation - Nurturing yourself and being able to relax with your baby
- Self-Care - Aligned and harmonious movement to support your back
‘Waste Not’ with Alexx Stuart
Tuesday 9 November 6:00pm – 7:30pm, online via Zoom
Alexx Stuart's little family of three used to have a big 50 litre bin and empty it every few days. Now they have an 11 litre bin that they empty about once a fortnight. This webinar will equip you with everything you need to know about turning trash into treasure, creative cooking tips and general waste reduction tips.
This free webinar is being organised in partnership between Lane Cove and Willoughby City as part of our National Recycling Week activities.
Enhancing Your Child's Social and Emotional Development
Thursday 11 November, 12:00pm - 1:30pm, online via Zoom
Discover in this 90-minute session how to decode different toddler behaviours so that you gain a greater insight to your toddler and develop the tools to enhance their Social and Emotional Development.
WHY toddlers do what they do?
WHAT you can do and HOW to apply the tools and techniques within your home.
- Why tantrums happen, how to manage and prevent them escalating
- Tips to help your toddler thrive socially and emotionally
- Implement the 4-Step System to maintain your parent sanity
- Three strategies to avoid and what to do instead.
Grandparents are welcome to attend.
Saltwater Country, Saltwater People
Friday 12 November, 11:00am - 12:00pm, online via Zoom
Discover more about the Cameraygal and Wallumedagal clans of the north
shore region and how the Indigenous people of this area of Saltwater Country
used the marine environment of the harbour and rivers. Join Karen Smith from
the Aboriginal Heritage Office as she shares her knowledge of Aboriginal
culture, kinship and connection to Country.
Online Talk with Ian Hoskins, author of ‘Australia & the Pacific:
Friday 12 November, 1:00pm – 2:00pm, online via Zoom
Meet historian and author Ian Hoskins, author of ‘Australia & the
Pacific: A History.’ This meticulously researched, well-crafted account of
Australia’s place in the Pacific is timely, original, fair-minded and
accessible. It is a fascinating history
that shows how Australia’s relationships with the Pacific have shaped and
informed each of our worlds. A Shorelink Libraries event.
Bookings open soon.
Festival by the River Screen on the Green - Song of the Sea (PG)
Friday 12 November, 6:00pm - 9:00pm, Burns Bay Reserve, Riverview
Sit back and enjoy this unique water-based adventure movie as part of Festival by the River.
Song of the Sea (PG) follows young Irish boy Ben, and his little sister Saoirse, a girl with a unique ability, go on an adventure to free magical creatures and save the spirit world. Based on Irish folklore the film follows the pair's daring journey in an attempt to return home to their home by the sea.
Entry will start from 5:00pm with your ticket indicating your 15 minute window to enter the event space with the movie commencing at 6:00pm.
HarbourCare's River Restoration
Sunday 14 November, 9:30am – 12:00pm, Tambourine Bay Park, Riverview
This guided, land-based clean-up will see us collect litter through
creeks, parks, mangroves and bushland, all while enjoying a beautiful bushwalk.
Clean-ups are a great way to bring the community together, make a real impact
to the natural environment, and start the conversation about reducing litter at
the source. All ages welcome.
Free webinar: Power your home from renewable energy
Tuesday 16 November, 6:30pm – 7:30pm, online via Zoom
Do you want to support renewable energy but you're not sure how? Feeling locked out from solar because you live in an apartment or rent? Switching to a renewable energy electricity plan is one of the single most impactful actions you can take to live a more sustainable life, and Council wants to help you get there.
Join this webinar and find out all about renewable energy electricity plans, how to compare electricity offers and the options for switching to 100% renewable electricity.
The energy experts at Renew will walk you through energy comparison sites to compare energy offers and answer your questions along the way. By the end of this session, you'll have all the information you need to switch to renewable energy at the best available price for your household.
Bike Maintenance Workshop
Thursday 18 November, 6:00pm – 9:00pm, location provided upon booking confirmation
This free, practical workshop for Lane Cove residents
teaches you how to maintain and care for your bike. For details of the location
and to book your place, contact Council’s Road Safety Officer on 9911 3576 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Online Talk - Meet Michael Connelly, author of 'The Dark Hours'
Friday 19 November, 12:00pm – 1:00pm, online via Zoom
Meet award winning author and executive TV producer Michael Connelly in conversation with author Ben Hobson. Connelly's latest thriller The Dark Hours follows a brazen and methodical killer who strikes on New Year's Eve. LAPD Detective Renée Ballard and Harry Bosch must join forces to find justice for the victim in a city scarred by fear and social unrest. Former police reporter Connelly, #1 New York Times bestselling author, has written 35 novels, and overseen his books adapted into a long-running TV series and spin-off series. A NSW Public Libraries event.
Screen on the Green: Summer Ready
Saturday 20 November, 5:00pm - 9:00pm, The Canopy
Bring along a packed picnic or enjoy some local takeaway alongside a double feature film screening at The Canopy. At 5:00pm, best of enemies and worst of friends Tom and Jerry (G) embark on a crazy adventure through New York City. At 7:00pm, a second film will be screened based on popular vote at the October Screen on the Green event. Stay tuned for the results! Tickets are required to attend each film screening. More information and tickets will be available shortly.
Bookings open soon.
Confident Commuter Rider Course - this event has been postponed
Sunday 21 November, 9:30am – 1:00pm, Lane Cove to Milsons Point
Overwhelmed by the thought of using your bike to start
commuting? Come and learn about route selection, urban cycling tips,
multi-modal transport options, and your rights and responsibilities. Ride with
us from Lane Cove to Milsons Point before catching a train back to Artarmon.
You will need a road worthy bike, a correctly fitting Australian/NZ Standards
helmet and Opal card.
This event has been postponed until further notice.
Online Talk with Fiona McIntosh, author of ‘The Spy’s Wife’
Wednesday 24 November, 1:00pm – 2:00pm, online via Zoom
Meet bestselling author, Fiona McIntosh in conversation with Mel Tong,
Macquarie Regional Library. Set in 1930s when rumours of war unsettle English
authorities this historical adventure follows Evie, stationmaster’s daughter
and widow as she befriends and falls in love with a handsome stranger. Warned
about spies, Evie becomes suspicious of her new suitor Roger. When he is
arrested Evie is drawn from the sleepy railway hamlet in the
north of Yorkshire, into intrigue. It’s a game of cat and mouse, everyone has
an ulterior motive, and trust is in short supply. From the windswept
moors of Yorkshire’s dales to the noisy beer halls of Munich and stunning
Bavarian mountains, this is a high-stakes thriller. A NSW Public Libraries
Teaching Your Learner Driver Workshop
Thursday 25 November, 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.
Lane Cove Library Junior Events
Festival by the River – Paper Boat Craft
1-14 November, Lane Cove Library
To celebrate the Lane Cove Festival by the River, from 1-14 November, pick up a Paper Boat Craft take-home pack for preschool and primary aged children. Use paper folding and household items to create your own boats ready to float on water!
Tuesdays 11:00am – 11:30am, 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 November, Lane Cove Library
Ages 0-3 Years. Held weekly during school term. Bookings essential, numbers limited. Places must be booked for all adults and children attending the program. Bookings available 48 hours in advance.
Bookings open soon.
Thursdays 11:00am – 11:30am, 4, 11, 18, and 25 November, Lane Cove Library
Ages 3-6 years. Held weekly all year. Bookings essential, numbers limited. Places must be booked for all adults and children attending the program. Bookings available 48 hours in advance.
Bookings open soon.