What’s on in Green Square

Grant Stevens exhibition

Wednesday 25 April 2018

In an era of meditation apps, resilience training, and wellness spas, the mastery of one’s inner life has never seemed more important. Emotional dexterity and self-enhancement are key personal attributes for anyone hoping to excel as a person, partner, friend, or colleague. Coaches, consultants, stylists, nutritionists, gurus, and mentors can all help, but the real work of self-actualisation falls to you.

This exhibition of new moving image and photographic works continues Grant Stevens’ exploration of the apathies and contradictions that haunt the aspirational self. Using a variety of digital production processes, these works explore the contemporary confluences of contemplation, digital technologies, and obsessions with self-improvement.

Event details

799 Elizabeth St, Zetland

Tuesdays to Saturdays, 10am to 5pm

Saturday 7 April to Saturday 28 April 2018

Zumba Gold for older adults

Wednesday 25 April 2018

Zumba Gold is a dance fitness program created by Colombian dancer and choreographer Alberto ‘Beto’ Perez during the 1990s.

The class uses Latin music and simple movement to improve flexibility, strength and balance.

It is suited for all ages and is a fun way to socialise and stay young.

Event details

Cliff Noble Community Centre
Corner Renwick and Suttor Streets, Alexandria

Wednesdays, 1pm to 2pm

Wednesday 31 January to Wednesday 19 December 2018

Art class in Alexandria

Wednesday 25 April 2018

Ignite your passion for painting and drawing and take your art to the next level.

The teacher, Vanessa Owens, is an experienced artist who guides you to express your visual creativity.

The class uses a range of media including water and acrylic paints, and techniques such as drawing.

Vanessa runs a relaxed session and guides people gently and skillfully.

Event details

Cliff Noble Community Centre
Corner Renwick and Suttor Streets, Alexandria

Wednesdays, 1pm to 3pm

Wednesday 31 January to Wednesday 19 December 2018

Prenatal Yoga

Wednesday 25 April 2018

Practicing yoga and focused movement during pregnancy is most likely the best and healthiest way to prepare your body and mind for the wonderful adventure that is welcoming your child.

Not only will prenatal methodologies of movement help strengthen your body and improve mobility all throughout the 3 trimesters, they’ll also provide you with that mental and emotional support during labour and birth.

Our signature Urban Soul Raw prenatal yoga course will arm you with the necessary tools to seamlessly transition toward parenthood keeping strong, balanced, energised, cardio-fit and mobile.

This is a 6 week rolling series which you can start at any time, whether you have lots or no prior yoga experience.

Classes are gentle, flowing and meditative. We focus on your absolute safety and cater through a wealth of modifications on the postures and transitions – for complications such as placenta previa, gestational diabetes, oedema, pre-eclampsia, oligohydramnios, and more.

Women are encouraged to listen to and be kind to their bodies, and work at a level that’s appropriate for how they’re feeling class after class. We use a combination of yoga postures, Pilates exercises for pregnancy, Stretch Therapy, meditation, and breathing techniques.

Event details

Urban Soul, Belmont Street, Alexandria NSW, Australia

Wednesdays, 12.30pm to 6pm

Wednesday 4 April to Wednesday 19 December 2018

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Our Hood

Wednesday 25 April 2018

In a city where neighbours are often strangers, we are opening our doors to launch a new monthly community event. We’ll celebrate creativity, curiosity and freedom of expression.

Born from seeing too many great projects unable to launch due to high costs, resources and censorship. Commune wants to provide an accessible platform to support initiatives we stand behind. By bringing together multiple mini-curations within 1 major event, Our Hood will become an ever-evolving night supporting progressive ideas from local creators.

Launch night includes live music presented by FBi Radio featuring Sampology, Kimchi Princi and Slim Set. There’ll also be night food stalls curated by Sydney Vegan Market, a large scale exhibition by local artist Jess Cochrane, along with yoga, workshops and brews from Young Henrys.

Event details

COMMUNE Waterloo, Bourke Street, Waterloo NSW, Australia

Wednesday 25 April 2018 from 5pm to 10pm

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Judy Millar: My Body Pressed

Wednesday 25 April 2018

My Body Pressed coincides with Judy Millar’s inclusion in Unpainting, a large international overview of abstraction at the Art Gallery of NSW. This precedes a major survey exhibition of her work in 2019 at Kunstmuseum St Gallen, Zurich.

The golden sunsets, black sands and wild expanse of the Pacific Ocean off New Zealand’s western coastline, imbue these works with a palpable sense of place. A place which Millar images through painted gesture and an ongoing consideration of the relationship between surface, space and time. As with her celebrated immersive environments, these spatial paintings invite the viewer to consider the artist’s experience of space and time merging.

“The land is in everything I do…The sunsets, the evening light on the water, the colours. I think they just go into your brain and you take them up somehow – there’s a kind of glowing-ness.” – Judy Millar quoted in Alison Veness, Up is Heaven, Down is Ocean, 10 Magazine, February 2018.

The paintings in My Body Pressed continue this line of thought, invoking a sense of the body’s interaction with nature in their blood-red, jade green, and bruising purple tones, which also recall the bleed of coloured inks in comic books. In this way Millar draws attention to the often ambiguous and subjective relationship between the real world and the mediated world of images, and the ways in which that uneasy alliance can influence our experience of painting.

Event details

799 Elizabeth St, Zetland

Every day, 10am to 5pm

Saturday 7 April to Saturday 28 April 2018

Line dancing classes

Thursday 26 April 2018

Come along and have fun learning some line dancing.

All levels are welcome.

Learn at your own pace in a relaxed, friendly environment.

Event details

Cliff Noble Community Centre
Corner Renwick and Suttor Streets, Alexandria

Thursdays, 1pm to 2.30pm

Thursday 8 February to Thursday 13 December 2018

Gentle exercise in Alexandria

Thursday 26 April 2018

Gentle exercise is a great way to improve physical flexibility and strength in a small group environment.

The program is especially designed to suit older people and people with mobility and balance issues. It is run by a qualified teacher who is sensitive to your needs and level of physical ability.

The class is relaxed and friendly. We welcome newcomers.

Event details

Cliff Noble Community Centre
Corner Renwick and Suttor Streets, Alexandria

Tuesdays, 11am to 12pm
Thursdays, 10.30am to 11.30am

Tuesday 30 January to Thursday 20 December 2018

Mums, dads and bubs yoga

Friday 27 April 2018

This yoga session is led by an accredited instructor.

Mums, dads and bubs yoga provides an opportunity to bond with your baby while also taking care of your mind and body.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Event details

Cliff Noble Community Centre
Corner Renwick and Suttor Streets, Alexandria

Fridays, 10.30am to 11.45am

Friday 23 February to Friday 14 December 2018

6 week Feldenkrais series

Friday 27 April 2018

Develop your co-ordination, balance and spatial awareness in this guided movement exploration.

You will learn to listen to the sensory feedback signals of your body to find a sense of ease and connection when movement is supported throughout your body.

Event details

105 Belmont St, Alexandria

Fridays, 12.30pm to 1.30pm

Friday 6 April to Friday 18 May 2018

Except Friday 20 April

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Chair yoga in Alexandria

Friday 27 April 2018

Chair yoga is a gentle way to improve strength, flexibility and mindfulness.

The class combines yoga whilst sitting on a chair with guided meditation.

The teacher is highly experienced and has trained in New York with leading practitioners.

The class is suitable for all ages and levels of physical ability, including those with limited mobility and balance.

Event details

Alexandria Town Hall
73 Garden Street, Alexandria

Fridays, 1pm to 2pm

Friday 2 February to Friday 21 December 2018

Computer, tablet and mobile phone tech support

Friday 27 April 2018

Are you going mad with your digital device? Come and get help from someone who knows.

David is a highly experienced IT expert who will sit down with you and nut out your IT problems.

Stop fuming and come and get help.

Event details

Cliff Noble Community Centre
Corner Renwick and Suttor Streets, Alexandria

Mondays and Fridays, 10am to 12pm

Monday 29 January to Friday 21 December 2018

Furry Friends of Green Square

Saturday 28 April 2018

Looking for some fun with your furry friend? Mirvac and Landcom have partnered with the RSPCA to present the Furry Friends of Green Square Festival.

Join us at Joynton Park and enjoy a range of activities on the day such as free vet checks and pet care advice. There’ll be stalls with pet goodies, food vans, kids activities and plenty more to please every animal lover.

You can also dress up your furry friend and take part in the Best in Show competition with prizes to be won for best dressed!

Visit the website to register.

Event details

Joynton Park
Victoria Park Parade, Zetland

Saturday 28 April 2018 from 10am to 1pm

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North Indian vegetarian cooking class

Saturday 28 April 2018

This is a hands-on vegetarian/vegan cooking class. You will learn about classic Indian ingredients for the dish, and learn how to create layers of flavours most commonly used in Indian cuisine.

Every class is unique and designed to suit your taste buds and preferences – after all that’s what home cooking is all about!

In this class, you will learn to make 1 main and how to make perfect white rice without a rice cooker!

All ingredients are provided. For individual preferences and dietary requirements, please contact me.

Please note it is possible for the course to run a bit over time.

Event details

Garden St, Alexandria

Saturday 28 April 2018 from 10am to 12am

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Barista coffee course

Saturday 28 April 2018

Be your own barista and learn about the origins of the coffee bean, and how to get the perfect balance and taste. Find out how to make your coffee look beautiful and irresistible in your very own home. Working on your own machine, you’ll be taken through a step-by-step demonstration of our most popular coffees on the intuitive Breville Dynamic Duo Coffee Machine.

Masters in creating beautiful coffee, our dedicated barista team is committed to sharing the passion and philosophy for the entire coffee journey, from blending to roasting. Our philosophy is not just about the technical side of perfecting and serving each and every roast. It’s also about the everyday occasions that surround coffee – the special moments, interactions and daily rituals that coffee is central to.

Our at-home barista masterclass teaches you everything you need to know about making the perfect cup of coffee. We’ll cover everything from start to finish so you’ll have plenty of time to get hands-on and practice each technique you learn along the way. In between your cappuccino and flat white, you’ll have time to enjoy one of our signature Grounds’ pastries fresh from the bakery.

Event details

The Grounds of Alexandria
7A, 2 Huntley Street, Alexandria

Sunday 29 April 2018 from 9.30am to 12.30pm
Sunday 18 March 2018 from 9.30am to 12.30pm
Saturday 28 April 2018 from 9.30am to 12.30pm
Saturday 26 May 2018 from 9.30am to 12.30pm
Sunday 27 May 2018 from 9.30am to 12.30pm
Saturday 23 June 2018 from 9.30am to 12.30pm
Sunday 24 June 2018 from 9.30am to 12.30pm
Saturday 21 July 2018 from 9.30am to 12.30pm
Sunday 22 July 2018 from 9.30am to 12.30pm

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Wheelchair tennis coaching and socials

Saturday 28 April 2018

Wheelchair tennis is a fun inclusive sport suitable for all ages and levels of ability! You don’t have to be in a wheelchair to play – it’s perfect for anyone with a mobility issue. Scoring follows traditional tennis rules with the only difference being the ball can bounce twice.

Join the Wheelchair Hub at City Community Tennis – no former tennis experience needed.

Former world number 2 wheelchair tennis champion, Mick Connell, delivers private tennis coaching on Friday afternoons at the Prince Alfred Park tennis courts. Group wheelchair tennis coaching and social runs every Saturday 10am to 12 noon at the Alexandria Park Tennis Courts.

Don’t have a sports wheelchair? Use one of ours for free!

Please book online or give us a call for more information or if you wish to book a private lesson.

If you are driving and need help finding a park and/or wheeling your sports chair to the courts, please contact us.

Bookings essential to ensure a place on the court.

Event details

Alexandria Park
Buckland Street, Alexandria

Saturdays, 10am to 2pm

Saturday 7 April to Saturday 22 December 2018

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Cycling in the City course: Sydney Park

Saturday 28 April 2018

Get the skills and confidence to ride on Sydney streets.

Learn the art of gracious cycling, simple positioning techniques and route planning to make riding from A to B more enjoyable.

Course outline:

  • Classroom – rights and responsibilities, route planning, traffic and positioning theory.
  • Off-street – control skills and practice.
  • Group riding – cycling in regular traffic establishes sensible (effective and considerate) positioning and showcases the benefits of good route selection.
  • On-street – typical scenarios faced by bike riders.

What to bring:

  • A bike in good working order. Instructors will assess your bike. You may be excluded if your bike is unsafe.
  • A helmet.
  • Water.
  • Sunscreen.

Event details

Sydney Park Cycling Centre
410-416 Sydney Park Road, Alexandria

Saturday 14 April 2018 from 9am to 1pm
Saturday 28 April 2018 from 9am to 1pm

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Bike care and maintenance course

Saturday 28 April 2018

Come along and learn more about how to maintain your bike.

The course covers:

  • tooling up – what do you need?
  • cleaning and lubrication the easy way
  • wheels off / wheels on and tyres off / tyres on
  • introduction to cable systems
  • brakes and gear adjustments (where time allows).

What to bring:

  • Your bike.
  • Clean rag.

Event details

Sydney Park Cycling Centre
410-416 Sydney Park Road, Alexandria

Saturday 14 April 2018 from 10am to 1pm
Saturday 28 April 2018 from 10am to 1pm

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Terrarium indoor garden workshop

Sunday 29 April 2018

Bring some lush greenery indoors! A terrarium is the sustainable, low-maintenance indoor garden. It’s a beautiful addition to office desks, kitchen tables, or other well-lit spots indoors.

During this workshop, you will learn how to create your own terrarium and take home your unique eco-friendly glass garden. The workshop will be run by leading florist Nicole.

What you will learn:

  • How to look after succulents and cactii.
  • How to express your creativity through gardening and getting your hands dirty.
  • Step by step instructions about how to create and decorate your terrariums.
  • Where to purchase materials and plants.

What you will get:

One large glass bowl terrarium. All materials will be provided including aprons, glass containers, rocks, pebbles, succulents, and potting mix.

What to bring:

A smile and a positive attitude. The workshop involves getting a little messy – don’t wear your best clothes just in case!

Event details

1/574 Botany Rd, Alexandria

Sunday 29 April 2018 from 1pm to 3pm
Sunday 25 March 2018 from 1pm to 3pm
Sunday 27 May 2018 from 1pm to 3pm

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Gymnastics holiday programs

Monday 30 April 2018

Come have some fun at Eastern Gymnastics Academy during the school holidays for a day of gymnastics, excursions and more.

The club is affiliated with Gymnastics Australia and features competitive equipment.

Our just for fun program is suitable for all children attending school with little to no experience in gymnastics required. Our gymnastics classes are divided into age and ability.

Event details

8/11 Allen St, Waterloo

Fortnightly on Weekdays, 9am to 3pm

Monday 16 April to Monday 30 April 2018

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Mandarin rhymetime @ Green Square

Monday 30 April 2018

Come along to our animated sing-a-long session for babies and toddlers.

Songs and rhymes are sung in Mandarin to support literacy development, nurture language and provide a wonderful cultural exchange.

For 0 to 2 year olds.

Bookings are not required, but session numbers are limited to 50 participants so be sure to arrive early to secure your place.

No sessions on NSW school or public holidays.

Event details

Green Square Library
100 Joynton Avenue, Zetland

Mondays, 10am to 10.30am

Monday 5 February to Monday 17 December 2018

Except Easter Monday, Monday 16 April, Monday 23 April, Queen's Birthday, Monday 9 July, Monday 16 July, Labour Day and Monday 8 October

Rhymetime @ Green Square

Wednesday 2 May 2018

Rhymetime is a lapsit program for babies that combines rhymes, music, singing and puppets. The sessions aim to develop early literacy skills.

For 0 to 2 year olds.

Two sessions available:
10am – 10.25am
11am – 11.25am

Each session is limited to 50 participants. Please arrive early to ensure your place.

No sessions on NSW school or public holidays.

Event details

Green Square Library
100 Joynton Avenue, Zetland

Wednesdays, 10am to 11.25am

Wednesday 7 February to Wednesday 19 December 2018

Except Wednesday 18 April, Anzac Day, Wednesday 11 July, Wednesday 18 July, Wednesday 3 October and Wednesday 10 October

Storytime @ Green Square

Friday 4 May 2018

Storytime is a fun session of storytelling and craft for pre-schoolers. The session foster an early love of reading and social interaction in readiness for school.

Suitable for 3 to 5 year olds.

Sessions are held in the children’s section of the library.

Bookings are not required but session numbers are limited so please ensure you arrive early to secure your place.

There are no sessions during NSW school or public holidays.

Event details

Green Square Library
100 Joynton Avenue, Zetland

Fridays, 11am to 11.45am

Friday 9 February to Friday 14 December 2018

Except Good Friday, Friday 20 April, Friday 27 April, Friday 13 July, Friday 20 July, Friday 5 October and Friday 12 October

Storytime @ Waterloo

Friday 4 May 2018

Storytime is a fun session of storytelling and craft for pre-schoolers. The session fosters an early love of reading and social interaction in readiness for school.

Suitable for 3 to 5 year olds.

Bookings are not required but session numbers are limited so please ensure you arrive early to secure your place.

There are no sessions during NSW school or public holidays.

Event details

Waterloo Library
770 Elizabeth Street, Waterloo

Fridays, 11am to 11.45am

Friday 9 February to Friday 14 December 2018

Except Good Friday, Friday 20 April, Friday 27 April, Friday 13 July, Friday 20 July, Friday 5 October and Friday 12 October

Rhymetime @ Waterloo

Friday 4 May 2018

Rhymetime is a lap-sit program for babies. The session combines rhymes, music, singing and puppets to develop early literacy skills.

For 0 to 2 year-olds.

Session numbers are limited. Please arrive early to ensure your place.

No sessions on NSW school or public holidays.

Event details

Waterloo Library
770 Elizabeth Street, Waterloo

Fridays, 10am to 10.30am

Friday 9 February to Friday 14 December 2018

Except Good Friday, Friday 20 April, Friday 27 April, Friday 13 July, Friday 20 July, Friday 5 October and Friday 12 October

Cycling in the City: Rusty Riders course

Sunday 6 May 2018

A version of our Cycling in the City tailored for those with lower confidence and fitness levels.

Learn the art of gracious cycling, simple positioning techniques and route planning to make riding from A to B more enjoyable.

Course outline:

  • Classroom – rights and responsibilities, route planning, traffic and positioning theory.
  • Off-street – control skills and practice based at the Sydney Park Cycling Centre

What to bring:

  • A bike in good working order. Instructors will assess your bike. You may be excluded if your bike is unsafe.
  • A helmet.
  • Water.
  • Sunscreen.

Event details

Sydney Park Cycling Centre
410-416 Sydney Park Road, Alexandria

Sunday 8 April 2018 from 9am to 1pm
Sunday 6 May 2018 from 9am to 1pm

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Bilingual storytime @ Green Square

Monday 7 May 2018

Come along to our bilingual storytime. It’s a fun session of storytelling, rhymes, music, singing and craft activities for pre-schoolers. Stories are read aloud in both English and Mandarin to support literacy development, foster a love of reading and provide a wonderful cultural exchange.

Suitable for 3 to 5 year olds.

Bookings are not required, but session numbers are limited to 50 participants per session.

Please arrive early to ensure your place.

There are no sessions during NSW school or public holidays.

Event details

Green Square Library
100 Joynton Avenue, Zetland

Mondays, 11am to 11.45pm

Monday 12 February to Monday 17 December 2018

Except Easter Monday, Monday 16 April, Monday 23 April, Monday 30 April, Queen's Birthday, Monday 9 July, Monday 16 July, Labour Day and Monday 8 October

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Seeing the Shadow

Saturday 12 May 2018

A shadow that gives an insight into the human figure’s character and situation is the aim of this body of work. Not so much the figure or object, but the shadow it casts, a shadow that in some way reveals more about the figure than would normally be revealed, the inner self.

The psychological aspects that can be associated with the shadow form a relatively important component. The focus is on how, through materiality and form, the shadow as a 3-dimensional medium may be capable of revealing the nature of the individual.

Event details

May Space
409b George Street, Waterloo

Wednesday 18 April 2018 from 10am to 5pm
Saturday 12 May 2018 from 10am to 5pm

Roots

Saturday 12 May 2018

I have taken my cue for this project from the remnants of root architecture that I found at the base of upturned trees. On this occasion, it is the meanderings, rhythm and poetry of root systems that interest me more than biology or metaphor. In their fully functional form, roots reside in the shadows of the seen and known. It is only in their lifeless state, once the tree has been uprooted, that we get a glimpse of what might have been.

Through the woodblock carving and printing process, I have imagined something of the depth, complexity and mystery of a system elemental to a life. As a starting point for my matrix, I have used industrial grade and discarded timbers, ones that struggle to still show traces of the miracles of their origin. It is in searching out those traces that I find hidden and unexpected form.

Event details

May Space
409b George Street, Waterloo

Wednesday 18 April 2018 from 10am to 5pm
Saturday 12 May 2018 from 10am to 5pm

Cycling in the City course: Joynton Park

Saturday 12 May 2018

Get the skills and confidence to ride on Sydney streets.

Learn the art of gracious cycling, simple positioning techniques and route planning to make riding from A to B more enjoyable.

Course outline:

  • Classroom – rights and responsibilities, route planning, traffic and positioning theory.
  • Off-street – control skills and practice.
  • Group riding – cycling in regular traffic establishes sensible (effective and considerate) positioning and showcases the benefits of good route selection.
  • On-street – typical scenarios faced by bike riders.

What to bring:

  • A bike in good working order. Instructors will assess your bike. You may be excluded if your bike is unsafe.
  • A helmet.
  • Water.
  • Sunscreen.

Event details

Joynton Park
Victoria Park Parade, Zetland

Saturday 12 May 2018 from 9am to 1pm

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Untitled (walking)

Saturday 12 May 2018

Untitled (walking) shows a woman in high heels navigating back and forth over a range of surfaces – rocky cliffs, sand dunes, or man-made spaces such as offices and bathrooms. Each surface creates its own set of challenges for the faceless woman, who persists onwards in a continual march across the terrain and back and forth across the screen.

Untitled (walking) conveys my interest in mimetic gestures, as detailed by theorist and psychoanalyst Luce Irigaray. I perform in feminine accoutrements such as dresses and heels to signify female experience. In the performances I employ a slightly exaggerated manner that points to the comedic language of slapstick. The video is tinted blue and screened without sound to reference silent cinema, a continuing interest for me and my work. My work has been strongly informed by the cinematic slapstick of Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin, reframed through a feminist lens.

The video is shown looped, trapping the woman in an endless pursuit, back and forth, ever onwards, again and again….

Event details

409b George St, Waterloo

Wednesday 18 April 2018 from 10am to 5pm
Saturday 12 May 2018 from 10am to 5pm

Luke's Kitchen: Mother's Day

Sunday 13 May 2018

What better way to spoil your mum than treating her to a delicious day at Luke’s Kitchen with our 4-course offering, inclusive of a glass of sparkling wine on arrival.

A 2-course children’s menu, inclusive of 1 beverage, is also available for $25.

2 sittings available.

Menu:
Glass of sparkling wine on arrival.

First course:
Trio of appetisers:
– Oyster, roe, citrus
– O’Connor beef steak tartare, ink crisp, black garlic
– Salt cod dip, pork scratchings, lemon purée.

Second course:
Cured Tasmanian ocean trout, orange, goat’s curd, macadamia nuts, asparagus.

Third course:
Roasted Inglewood Organic Chicken, cauliflower purée, asparagus, preserved lemon
OR
Pan-fried snapper, kale, chorizo, caperberries, burnt butter sauce.

Fourth course:
Chocolate tart, roasted nectarine, salted caramel ice-cream.

The children’s menu:
Main course:
Choice of:
– Fish and chips, tartare sauce
– Cheeseburger, fries, ketchup
– Spaghetti bolognese pasta, parmesan cheese.

Dessert:
Vanilla ice-cream, chocolate sauce

Event details

8 Danks St, Waterloo

Sunday 13 May 2018 from 11am to 1pm
Sunday 13 May 2018 from 1.30pm to 3.30pm

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Intermediate bike care and maintenance course

Monday 14 May 2018

The intermediate bike care and maintenance course offers more advanced techniques to keep your bike running smoothly.

Topics covered:

  • Introduction to cable systems.
  • Brake adjustments – road caliper brakes, V-brakes and cable disc brakes.
  • Gear adjustments – front and back derailleurs.

What to bring:

  • Your bike.
  • Clean rag.

Event details

Sydney Park Cycling Centre
410-416 Sydney Park Road, Alexandria

Monday 14 May 2018 from 6pm to 9pm

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Latte art class

Saturday 26 May 2018

During this hour and a half class, our coffee experts will take you through the foundations of creating beautiful coffee. Working on your own Breville Dynamic Duo™ machine, our coffee experts will take you through the art of aerating and texturing milk. They’ll be there to teach the skills of pouring designs such as hearts, rosettas and tulips and sharing their very own tried and tested tips along the way.

This class is recommended for home baristas who consider themselves at a beginner or advanced level. It is ideal for those who have completed our At-Home Barista Coffee Class. Please note, all participants will need to demonstrate basic espresso extraction and milk steaming skills to participate.

In this class you will learn:

  • the art of texturing and aerating milk
  • the skill of free pouring
  • coffee art techniques and designs, including hearts, rosettas and tulips
  • how to properly clean and maintain your coffee machine to ensure perfect coffee every time.

Masters in creating beautiful coffee, our dedicated coffee team are committed to sharing their passion and philosophy for the entire coffee journey. Our philosophy is not just about the technical side of perfecting & serving each and every roast. It’s also about the everyday occasions that surround coffee – the special moments, interactions and daily rituals that coffee is central to.

You’ll take home:

  • 200g bag of The Grounds Seasonal Blend coffee

Price includes tuition from The Grounds’ Barista Team and all tools & equipment provided on the day.

Event details

The Grounds of Alexandria
7A, 2 Huntley Street, Alexandria

Saturday 17 March 2018 from 1.30pm to 3pm
Sunday 18 March 2018 from 1.30pm to 3pm
Saturday 21 April 2018 from 1.30pm to 3pm
Sunday 22 April 2018 from 1.30pm to 3pm
Saturday 26 May 2018 from 1.30pm to 3pm
Sunday 27 May 2018 from 1.30pm to 3pm
Saturday 23 June 2018 from 1.30pm to 3pm
Sunday 24 June 2018 from 1.30pm to 3pm
Saturday 21 July 2018 from 1.30pm to 3pm
Sunday 22 July 2018 from 1.30pm to 3pm

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Edible green walls talk

Saturday 26 May 2018

In this classroom-based talk, we’ll take you through the steps for setting up a vertical garden in your home. You’ll learn the types of DIY and off the shelf options available, what will work best for you and things to keep in mind. We’ll also explore edible plant selection, growing media and watering systems.

What you’ll learn:

  • selecting a vertical system for your place
  • positioning your vertical garden
  • soil mixes, watering and plant choice.

What you’ll receive:

  • lecture-style presentation
  • some opportunity for questions
  • post-talk email of interesting links.

Bookings essential.

Event details

Sydney Park Pavilion
Euston Road, Alexandria

Saturday 26 May 2018 from 2pm to 3.30pm

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E-waste drop-off day

Saturday 2 June 2018

Australians generate more than 140,000 tonnes of electronic waste (e-waste) each year and most of it ends up in landfill. As well as putting more pressure on limited landfill capacity, e-waste can be hazardous as it contains toxic materials.

To keep recyclable e-waste out of landfill, the City of Sydney offers free quarterly drop-off days.

What to expect

Our team will greet you when you pull up – we can even remove your items while you wait in your vehicle.

The Sydney Park area can be busy over the weekend. Arrive early, or come by bike, to avoid traffic and follow the signs. Access via Barwon Park Road from the Princes Highway.

What can you bring?

  • televisions
  • computers – desktops, monitors, laptops and printers
  • home office equipment – photocopiers, fax machines, scanners, servers, projectors, DVD players and video recorders
  • computer peripherals such as joysticks
  • electronic games, CDs, DVDs, tapes and cameras
  • electronic components
  • phones – mobiles and landlines
  • small kitchen appliances
  • power tools – drills, circular saws and power boards, electric lawnmowers, electric trimmers, electric leaf blowers (and no gas-powered items, please).

Items we can’t accept

  • white goods
  • hazardous waste – chemicals, paints and pesticides
  • car batteries
  • smoke alarms and fire extinguishers.

Household batteries, fluorescent tubes and energy saving light globes (CFLs) can be dropped off at our libraries and Neighbourhood Service Centres at any time.

Not sure how to get rid of these items? Ask Garbage Guru.

Event details

City of Sydney Sydney Park Nursery Depot, Barwon Park Road, Saint Peters NSW, Australia

Saturday 2 June 2018 from 9am to 3pm

Green Square Strata Network meet-up

Tuesday 12 June 2018

Is your building energy efficient?
Shocked at all that good clothing in the red bins?
Why don’t we recycle our food waste?

Come and hear how your building can do it better.

Event details

Green Square Library
100 Joynton Avenue, Zetland

Tuesday 17 April 2018 from 6pm to 8pm
Tuesday 12 June 2018 from 6pm to 8pm
Tuesday 14 August 2018 from 6pm to 8pm

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