What’s on in Green Square

Library play group

Flower workshop: Beginners

Saturday 26 January 2019

Learn how to make beautiful floral arrangements using best seasonal blooms. We’ll share the secret to creating gorgeous floral designs.

Master the art of flower arranging that you can adapt to home styling, weddings or a gift. Be creative, get new skills and take your creations home. It is the best way to spend time with like-minded fellow workshoppers in a fun and friendly atmosphere. No experience needed. You will leave blooming with inspirations.

You’ll learn:

  • where and when to get the very best seasonal flowers
  • how to care and condition flowers to maximize flower longevity
  • how to build a hand tied bouquet or make a vase arrangement
  • how to integrate blooms in different colours and textures.

What you will get:

  • 1 floral arrangement (hand-tied bouquet or vase arrangement)
  • a handout showing flower names and basic information about the class
  • all materials.

What to bring: a smile and a positive attitude.

Event details

1/574 Botany Rd, Alexandria

Saturday 21 September 2019 from 11am to 1pm
Saturday 19 October 2019 from 11am to 1pm
Saturday 23 November 2019 from 11am to 1pm

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Computer, laptop and mobile class

Monday 16 September 2019

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 21 January to Friday 13 December 2019

Basketball at Alexandria Park

Monday 16 September 2019

Come down to Alexandria Park basketball courts (opposite the community school) for some friendly games of basketball.

Every Monday 3pm to 5pm.

Free barbecue and drinks provided. All skill levels welcome.

Call Lochlan on 8512 8003 for more information.

Event details

Alexandria Park
Buckland Street, Alexandria

Mondays, 3pm to 5pm

Monday 2 September to Monday 30 September 2019

Mandarin rhymetime @ Green Square

Monday 16 September 2019

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
355 Botany Road, Zetland

Mondays, 10.30am to 11am

Monday 4 February to Monday 16 December 2019

Except Monday 15 April, Monday 29 April, Monday 8 July, Monday 15 July, Monday 30 September and Monday 14 October

What is the future of Australian retail?

Monday 16 September 2019

The Australian fashion landscape is rapidly changing which provides an exciting opportunity for proactive brands and retailers to make waves in the industry.

In this seminar, the following panellists will share their 2019 trend predictions with you and their top tips for staying ahead of the game.

YIANNI GIOVANOGLOU
Trend Specialist AU/ NZ, WGSN

ROB MARTELL
Head of Retail, Jac and Jack

JO-ANNE HUI-MILLER
Editor, Inside Retail

ANDY HOMAN
Founder & Director, Process Creative

SALENA KNIGHT
Retail Strategist/Consultant

DAVID BUSH
Founder, David Bush Consulting

Event details

55 Doody St, Alexandria

Monday 16 September 2019 from 11am to 12pm

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Bilingual storytime @ Green Square

Monday 16 September 2019

Come along to our bilingual storytime. It’s a fun session of storytelling, rhymes, music, singing and craft activities for preschoolers. 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.

Parents or guardians are required to stay during the session

Event details

Green Square Library
355 Botany Road, Zetland

Mondays, 11.30am to 12.15pm

Monday 4 February to Monday 16 December 2019

Except Monday 15 April, Monday 29 April, Monday 8 July, Monday 15 July, Monday 30 September and Monday 14 October

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Brush lettering workshop

Tuesday 17 September 2019

In this workshop, Alena will teach you the key skills you need to be confident with hand lettering. This course is suitable for beginners although all skill levels are welcome!

The course will begin with the warm-up drills you need to practice before any lettering project. These drills introduce you to the pressures and strokes for the brush pen.

After the warm-up is over, you’ll develop your practice with the alphabet – both upper and lowercase. Each letter will be deconstructed into strokes to help you understand the letter structure.

You’ll leave this workshop with confidence, the key-skills of lettering, a set of brush pens and a worksheet.

Tickets includes lettering masterclass masterclass, a glass of wine on arrival and a light bite to eat.

You will receive:

10 pack of Artline Stix Brush Pens
Workbook with workshop content
Practice paper.

Event details

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

Tuesday 20 August 2019 from 6pm to 8.30pm
Tuesday 17 September 2019 from 6pm to 8.30pm

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Green Square strata network meet-up

Tuesday 17 September 2019

Living with Short Term Letting

What the new laws will mean for you.

Who can let their apartment & for how long?

Event details

100 Joynton Ave, Zetland

Tuesday 17 September 2019 from 6pm to 9pm

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Police Safety Talk

Tuesday 17 September 2019

Redfern Police Crime Prevention Officer will present a talk on living safely in the community.

There will be time for Q and A.

Event details

Cliff Noble Community Centre
Corner Renwick and Suttor Streets, Alexandria

Tuesday 17 September 2019 from 10am to 11am

DIY Reflective Bicycle Accessory Craft Workshop

Tuesday 17 September 2019

A special Sydney Rides workshop brought to you by the bright folks at Bicycle Garden and MonkeeSee.

Using all kinds of multi-media reflective and high vis materials including donated materials from MonekeeSee’s studio, we will help you to create reflective and fluro accessories for your bike and/or you to wear.

A great workshop if you plan to attend Light the City or just increase your visibility on the street.

Expect this one to book up quickly!

Event details

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

Tuesday 17 September 2019 from 6pm to 9pm

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Gentle exercise in Alexandria

Tuesday 17 September 2019

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 2018 to Thursday 12 December 2019

Bower Electrical Repair Cafe: Green Square

Wednesday 18 September 2019

You can bring your broken items and we’ll put you on the path to fixing them. This is a free advice service, not a guaranteed repair. Come along, have a cuppa and our skilled repairers will do their best to help. Repair Cafes originated in Europe, and The Bower was the first to bring this concept to Australia.

Generally we are only able to look at 1 item per person.

Event details

Green Square Community Hall
3 Joynton Avenue, Zetland

Wednesdays, 1pm to 4pm

Wednesday 26 June to Wednesday 25 December 2019

Men's and mixed Wednesday indoor evening futsal competition

Wednesday 18 September 2019

Alexandria’s newest sporting centre is offering new, fun and exciting sports competitions for futsal.

Competition duration is 12 weeks including finals.

All players need to be registered with Football Federation Australia. Fully officiated games of 18 minute halves are played weekly.

All teams must provide their own uniform.

Injury Insurance is provided through Football New South Wales. Please visit the website for registration details and more information.

Event details

Perry Park Recreation Centre
1B Maddox Street, Alexandria

Wednesdays, 6.15pm to 11pm

Wednesday 4 September to Wednesday 13 November 2019

Game times will vary from week to week. Exact competition start and finish dates are subject to change.

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Italian wine dinner

Wednesday 18 September 2019

Join us at Kepos & Co for an Italian wine dinner.

Over the course of the evening, we’ll embark on a culinary exploration of food and wine from the Piedmont region. Sitting at the foot of the Alps, bordering France and Switzerland, this region is known for its Piemonte wines. We’ll serve a selection from Azienda Agricola Mauro Molino.

The carefully curated sharing menu for the evening has been designed by award-winning chef and owner of Kepos & Co, Michael Rantissi.

Food will be shared and wine will be flowing throught the evening. Surprise a date or bring along a group of friends for an evening of fun and flavourful food.

Event details

Shop 5/18 Danks St, Waterloo

Wednesday 18 September 2019 from 6.30pm to 9.30pm

Arrive at 6:30pm for a 7pm start.

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Square at MAY SPACE

Wednesday 18 September 2019

Square is an improvisation in visual art that uses a set format as an aesthetic platform or starting point. Using the square as a unifying construct, 10 artists will improvise on the dimensions 40 x 40 x 2.5 cm, the dimensions of standard wooden panels. Each artist uses 4 sets of dimensions and/or panels in any way they like. Square artists work in 2 and 3 dimensions and colour, line and texture. Some are painters and some sculptors but all work across the borders between these media. The artists are connected by both formal investigations in the relationship between realism and abstraction and through their individual studio-based practices. This connection can be as reductive abstraction – where “natural” experiences are reduced until abstract elements appear as shapes either on a flat surface or in 3D space – or as the abstraction of geometric elements, non-objective art and construct suggestive shapes.

Artists include Richard Dunn, Lynne Eastaway, Daniel Hollier, Pollyxenia Joannou, Lisa Jones, Stephen Little, Tom Loveday, Al Munro, Catherine O’Donnell, and Stuart Smith.

Opening drinks, Saturday 21 September 3pm-5pm.

Event details

May Space
409b George Street, Waterloo

Mondays to Saturdays, 10am to 5pm
Sundays, 12pm to 4pm

Wednesday 18 September to Sunday 13 October 2019

Except Monday 23 September, Monday 30 September and Labour Day

Rhymetime @ Green Square

Wednesday 18 September 2019

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.

Three sessions available:

Wednesdays:
10.30am – 11.00am
11.30am – 12.00pm

Fridays:
10.30am – 11.00am

Each session is limited to 50 participants. Please arrive early to ensure your place. Parents or caregivers must accompany children for the duration of the session.

No sessions on NSW school or public holidays.

Event details

Green Square Library
355 Botany Road, Zetland

Wednesdays and Fridays, 10.30am to 12pm

Wednesday 30 January to Friday 20 December 2019

Except Wednesday 17 April, Good Friday , Wednesday 24 April, Friday 26 April, Wednesday 10 July, Friday 12 July, Wednesday 17 July, Friday 19 July, Wednesday 2 October, Friday 4 October, Wednesday 9 October and Friday 11 October

During school terms only.

Art class in Alexandria

Wednesday 18 September 2019

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 2018 to Wednesday 11 December 2019

Zumba Gold for older adults

Wednesday 18 September 2019

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 2018 to Wednesday 11 December 2019

SUNSTUDIOS 2019 Emerging photographer award exhibition

Thursday 19 September 2019

From hundreds of submissions across Australia, a blind judging process has chosen the strongest twelve emerging photographic talents as finalists in the 2019 SUNSTUDIOS Emerging Photographer Award (SEPA).

Each year SEPA aims to break down the barriers photographers face in establishing a career by offering an opportunity to have work evaluated by industry leaders and commissioning agents. The free-to-enter award offers a generous and flexible $25K prize pool, available for redemption in products and services at SUNSTUDIOS including product, fine art printing, equipment hire, exhibition and studio space.

Twelve finalists across four photographic categories will feature in a finalist exhibition opening September 19 at the Atrium Gallery, SUNSTUDIOS Sydney where the winner, runner up and highly commended will be announced. The exhibition continues until October 6 before travelling to SUNSTUDIOS Skylight Gallery in Melbourne from November 7-19.

2019 exhibiting finalists

Commercial/Lifestyle:

  • Adrian Grasso
  • Belinda Richards
  • Kevin Li

Landscape/Architecture:

  • Ashley Ludkin
  • Debbie Gallulo
  • Matt Solomon

Fashion/Beauty/Portrait:

  • Cihan Bektas
  • Ivana Martyn-Zynikow
  • Jessica Brohier

News/Reportage:

  • Karlina Mitchell
  • Mridula Amin
  • Vitor Queiroz

Opening 6pm September 19.

Featured images by Adrian Grasso & Ivana Martyn-Zynikow.

Event details

42 Maddox St, Alexandria

Weekdays, 7am to 6pm
Saturdays, 8am to 4pm
Sundays, 8pm to 4pm

Thursday 19 September to Saturday 5 October 2019

at SUNSTUDIOS Sydney, 42 Maddox Street Alexandria NSW

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Women's and mixed Thursday evening indoor netball

Thursday 19 September 2019

Alexandria’s newest sporting centre offers new, fun and exciting sports competitions for netball.

Competition duration is 12 weeks including finals.

Fully officiated games of 8 minute quarters are played weekly.

All teams must provide their own uniform.

No injury insurance is provided.

Please visit the website for registration details and more information.

Game times will vary from week to week. Exact competition start and finish dates are subject to change.

Event details

Perry Park Recreation Centre
1B Maddox Street, Alexandria

Thursdays, 6.15pm to 11pm

Thursday 5 September to Thursday 7 November 2019

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Bicycle Garden Open Hours

Thursday 19 September 2019

Visit this drop-in open workshop at Bicycle Garden every Thursday night and learn to fix your own bicycle!

This community workshop has the tools, used parts, a some new parts along with helpful volunteers to walk you through your repair. Feel free to contact us through face book to ask any questions before you arrive.

Suggested donation is $5/hour + parts or pay-what-you-can. Donations are used to sustain our organisation (e.g. purchasing oil and cables).

Bicycle Garden is a volunteer run, not-for-profit and an inclusive environment. All welcome!

Please book tickets as we often are very busy.

Event details

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

Thursdays, 6pm to 9pm

Thursday 1 August to Thursday 19 December 2019

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Waterloo social housing

Thursday 19 September 2019

Please join the Lord Mayor for an update on work happening in your area, and an opportunity to ask the questions you need answered.

The Lord Mayor will chair a forum with representatives from the Department of Communities and Justice. NSW Police will answer your questions, as well as Member for Newtown Jenny Leong MP, City of Sydney councillors and staff.

There’ll be an opportunity to discuss issues with the Department of Community and Justice from 10am to 10.30am. Individual concerns won’t be discussed during the meeting.

Auslan and interpreter services can be arranged for this event. Bookings essential. Please contact Katrina Guyatt on 9265 9115.

Event details

67 Raglan St, Waterloo

Thursday 19 September 2019 from 10.30am to 11.30am

Rhymetime @ Waterloo

Thursday 19 September 2019

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.

Parents or caregivers must accompany children for the duration of the session.
No sessions on NSW school or public holidays.

Event details

Waterloo Library
770 Elizabeth Street, Waterloo

Thursdays, 10am to 10.30am

Thursday 31 January to Thursday 19 December 2019

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

Australian Poetry Slam: Heat high school students

Thursday 19 September 2019

Join the audience or take to the stage at Word Travel’s spoken word heat just for high school students. This fun event at Green Square Library will be hosted by talented spoken word poet, Isabella Luna.

Sign up at 6pm to perform in the Australian Poetry Slam heat starting at 6.30pm.

Writers and performers are given a mic and 2 minutes to share their original piece and impress the judges chosen from the live audience. 2 writers from the slam heat will go on to perform at the Australian Poetry Slam Sydney Final.

To participate or watch the slam, make sure to book a seat in the audience.

Presented with Word Travels.

About Isabella Luna

Isabella Luna is a queer writer and performing artist living on Dharawal land in Wollongong. She holds a BCA (Hons) in Writing with Minors in French and Theatre from the University of Wollongong.

Event details

Green Square Library
355 Botany Road, Zetland

Thursday 19 September 2019 from 6.30pm to 8.30pm

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Tjungu Palyangku art exhibition

Thursday 19 September 2019

Artbank has launched its latest exhibition, bringing together a large body of visual and digital work by 12 Indigenous artists from the Nyapari community in South Australia.

2 years in the making, the community-led exhibition tells Tjukurpa (sacred stories) in a unique and innovative way using painting, ink drawing and performance video. The exhibition is particularly important during the International Year of Indigenous Languages. Some of the videos on display include the native language of the artists. There is supporting material available with translations and essays explaining the work.

Event details

Artbank Sydney
1/198-222 Young Street, Waterloo

Thursdays and Fridays, 9am to 5pm

Thursday 18 July to Friday 8 November 2019

Storytime @ Waterloo

Thursday 19 September 2019

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.

Parents or caregivers must accompany children for the duration of the session.

There are no sessions during NSW school or public holidays.

Event details

Waterloo Library
770 Elizabeth Street, Waterloo

Thursdays, 11am to 11.45am

Thursday 31 January to Thursday 19 December 2019

Except Thursday 18 April, Anzac Day , Thursday 2 May, Thursday 11 July, Thursday 18 July, Thursday 3 October and Thursday 10 October

Mums, dads and bubs yoga

Friday 20 September 2019

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.

The class started in 2018 and was a great success. We bring it back to Cliff Noble in 2019.

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 2018 to Friday 20 December 2019

Storytime @ Green Square

Friday 20 September 2019

Storytime is a fun session of storytelling and craft for pre-schoolers that fosters an early love of reading and develops literacy skills 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.

Parents or caregivers must accompany children for the duration of the session.

There are no sessions during NSW school or public holidays.

Event details

Green Square Library
355 Botany Road, Zetland

Fridays, 1pm to 1.45pm

Friday 1 February to Friday 20 December 2019

Except Good Friday , Friday 26 April, Friday 12 July, Friday 19 July, Friday 4 October and Friday 11 October

Chair yoga in Alexandria

Friday 20 September 2019

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

Cliff Noble Community Centre
Corner Renwick and Suttor Streets, Alexandria

Fridays, 12.30pm to 1.30pm

Friday 2 February 2018 to Friday 13 December 2019

JACC Craft Day

Saturday 21 September 2019

Joynton Avenue Creative Centre, with the City of Sydney, brings a whole day of creative play with ceramics, printmaking, drawing and crafts. Drop-in for our free art sessions or register for our low-cost creative workshops running throughout the day.

Sculpt native bee houses and wind chimes, master your drawing skills, learn the art of Risograph printing and get your hands dirty at our Art Somewhere craft tables.

11am-4pm: Art Somewhere Creative Hangout – free drop-in
Drop in at anytime to experiment and learn creative practices in a non-structured teaching environment. Art materials supplied and you can bring your own project to expand on.

11am-1pm: Ceramics Workshop: Native bee hotel – (limited spots!) – $10
Learn how to sculpt clay as you design and build an inviting home to bring precious native bees to your garden.

11.30am-1.30pm: Pine St: Drawing Streetscapes – free with RSVP
Get an introduction to drawing with a series of short hands on exercises and learn about line, tone and contour with guest artist Claudia Nicholson.

12.30pm-1.30pm: Learn to Riso Print – (limited spots!) $25
You’ll learn all the basics of Risograph printing including essential information on colours, layouts and print areas, and then make your own notebooks, collages and paper decorations.

1.30pm-3.30pm: Ceramics Workshop: Windchimes (limited spots!) $10
Enjoy our creative hand-build 2 hour taster workshop to create a quirky ceramic wind chime.

2pm-3pm: Learn to Riso Print – (limited spots!) $25
You’ll learn all the basics of Risograph printing including essential information on colours, layouts and print areas, and then make your own notebooks, collages and paper decorations.

2pm-4pm: Pine St: Drawing Streetscapes – free with RSVP
Get an introduction to drawing with a series of short hands on exercises and learn about line, tone and contour with guest artist Claudia Nicholson.

Event details

Joynton Avenue Creative Centre
146-158 Joynton Avenue, Zetland

Saturday 21 September 2019 from 11am to 4pm

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Light the City guided ride: Green Square

Saturday 21 September 2019

Experienced ride leaders will show you the best way along separated cycleways, quiet streets and shared paths to Light the City at Mrs Macquaries Point in the Domain.

You’ll ride past light installations and special effects and can dance the night away at the silent disco or in the glitter ball arena. Enjoy a bite to eat or pedal against a friend on the roller racing stage.

The guided ride departs East Village Shopping Centre, Zetland at 7pm and will arrive at Light the City around 8pm.

Event details

4 Defries Ave, Zetland

Saturday 21 September 2019 from 7pm to 8pm

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Mixed, men's and women's Sunday evening futsal

Sunday 22 September 2019

Alexandria’s newest sporting centre offers fun and exciting sports competitions for futsal.
Competition duration is 12 weeks including finals.
All players need to be registered with Football Federation Australia.
Fully officiated games of 18 minute halves are played weekly.
All teams must provide their own uniform.
Injury Insurance is provided through Football New South Wales.
Please visit the website for registration details and more information.

Game times will vary from week to week. Exact competition start and finish dates/times are subject to change.

Event details

Perry Park Recreation Centre
1B Maddox Street, Alexandria

Sundays, 4pm to 8.30pm

Sunday 8 September to Sunday 24 November 2019

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Tech Savvy Seniors at Green Square Library

Friday 27 September 2019

This free series is designed to help older people gain confidence in basic computer and digital skills.

Funded by the Telstra Foundation and FACS.

Book in for the small group sessions below.

Introduction to computers: 27 September
This workshop covers what a computer is, its components and how it’s operated. You’ll learn to use a mouse and keyboard and then road test your skills to create your first document.

Introduction to internet: 4 October
Become familiar with how to access and surf the web so you can go home, sign up for an internet service and hang out on the world wide web yourself.

Introduction to email part 1: 11 October
Introduction to email part 2: 18 October
Keep connected to family and friends with email. We’ll walk you through setting up a free Gmail email account and how to send, read and reply to your emails.

Online shopping and banking part 1: 25 October
From booking a holiday to buying groceries, we’ll take you through the process of buying something and how to stay safe shopping online.

Introduction to online banking: 1 November
Find out how you can save time paying bills online and learn how to browse, buy and sell using websites like eBay and about payment options like PayPal.

Introduction to social media: 8 November
Get sharp with social media’s famous 3: Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. We’ll take you through a run-down of which social media channel to use and when.

Introduction to iPads: 15 November
We’ll walk you through the techy world of the tablet and get you up and running on this handy device.

Event details

Green Square Library
355 Botany Road, Zetland

Friday 27 September 2019 from 3pm to 5pm
Friday 4 October 2019 from 3pm to 5pm
Friday 11 October 2019 from 3pm to 5pm
Friday 18 October 2019 from 3pm to 5pm
Friday 25 October 2019 from 3pm to 5pm
Friday 1 November 2019 from 3pm to 5pm
Friday 8 November 2019 from 3pm to 5pm
Friday 15 November 2019 from 3pm to 5pm

Sound Immersed Yoga

Friday 27 September 2019

Through the fusion of yoga movements, elevated house music and galactic lighting; Venece Consulting is creating transcendent moments to harmonise the mind and body, and ignite passion within the soul.

Embark on a sensory journey as Yogi Christian Ralston teaches yoga to the sounds of his perfectly compiled tracks spinning from the decks to heighten the senses and encourage a deepen bond between the physical and spiritual.

Ajna the Third Eye Chakra; responsible for creativity, self-awareness and intuition is the focus for these sessions. The sound, lighting, scent and taste elements have been carefully selected to assist in supporting this energy source.

This session includes a 1-hour guided yoga experience and a T2 tea offering is served, the tea ingredients have been specifically selected to assist in balancing the Ajna Chakra. Yoga mat provided.

All levels welcome, no prior experience necessary. Arriving in Sydney for several events. Tickets are limited, purchase tickets to secure your mat.

Sydney Park Pavilion parking available, close to St Peters train station and bus 370, 308, 422 nearby.

Arrive 10 mins early to grab your mat and select your position. Bring a bottle of water and a curious mind. Wear comfortable clothing, gym attire is recommended.

The Pavilion is on the North-East side of the oval and is the big building shining blue lights, look for the Sound Immersed Yoga sign.

Event details

Sydney Park Pavilion
Euston Road, Alexandria

Wednesday 11 September 2019 from 7pm to 8pm
Friday 27 September 2019 from 7pm to 8pm
Tuesday 15 October 2019 from 7pm to 8pm
Thursday 31 October 2019 from 7pm to 8pm
Friday 15 November 2019 from 7pm to 8pm

Arrive 10 mins early to grab your mat and select your position. Bring a bottle of water and a curious mind. Wear comfortable clothing, gym attire is recommended.
The Pavilion is on the North-East side of the oval and is the big building shining blue lights, look for the Sound Immersed Yoga sign.

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Oktoberfest at the Freedom Hub

Friday 27 September 2019

The Freedom Hub are partnering with some of Sydney’s best food and drink vendors to create Waterloo’s very own German bierhaus in celebration of the famous Oktoberfest.

In true German style, we’ll be creating a feasting festival with beers on tap to wash down your bratwurst and pretzels whilst our live German oompah band plays traditional Bavarian music. There will also be games.

All tickets include food. Drinks will be on sale at the bar.

Bring your friends, family and colleagues to enjoy a fun filled evening evening and know that you are changing lives.

Yes, all profits help victims of modern slavery. Let’s party with purpose making some $$$$ to end this crime in our country.

Event details

283 Young St, Waterloo

Friday 27 September 2019 from 6pm to 10pm

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2SER's pop up archiving day

Saturday 28 September 2019

This year 2SER 107.3FM is turning the big 4-0 and we want you to help us celebrate!

Since our very first broadcast in 1979 2SER has worked tirelessly to bring Sydneysiders a wide variety of stories, ideas and music – and hasn’t it been a wild ride along the way! Over the past four decades thousands of volunteers have worked to create hundreds of programs for millions of listeners and we think that is something worth celebrating.

On Saturday the 28th of September we are inviting anyone with 2SER related memorabilia to join us at Studios 301 for an afternoon of nostalgia as we work to fill gaps in the stations historical archive. We want you to bring us your old 2SER tapes, and photos, and documents so that we can create a comprehensive history of the stations last 40 years of broadcast!

Items will be assessed by staff with the aim of digitising as much material as possible (original owners will receive a digital copy of their item free of charge).

We will also be recording live ‘Deep Dive in the 2SER Archive’ segments on the day, so we can capture oral histories from those involved with 2SER over the years.

This is a fantastic opportunity to get a behind the scenes look at all of the work that goes into preserving the history of a radio station like 2SER with Studios 301 opening their doors to all attendees so that we can take a peak at their world class operation and experience first hand the amazing archival work they have been doing for 2SER in the lead up to the event.

We hope to see as many of you as possible there!

This event is presented with support from City of Sydney and Studios 301.

Event details

3B Ellis Ave, Alexandria

Saturday 28 September 2019 from 12pm to 4pm

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Bike care and maintenance course

Saturday 28 September 2019

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

The course covers:

  • tooling up – what 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 September 2019 from 10am to 1pm
Saturday 28 September 2019 from 10am to 1pm
Saturday 5 October 2019 from 10am to 1pm
Saturday 19 October 2019 from 10am to 1pm
Saturday 2 November 2019 from 10am to 1pm
Saturday 16 November 2019 from 10am to 1pm

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Cycling in the City course: Sydney Park

Sunday 29 September 2019

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

Sunday 15 September 2019 from 9am to 1pm
Sunday 29 September 2019 from 9am to 1pm
Sunday 13 October 2019 from 9am to 1pm
Saturday 16 November 2019 from 9am to 1pm
Saturday 23 November 2019 from 9am to 1pm

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Spring gymnastics holiday programs

Monday 30 September 2019

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

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

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

Parkour and Circus 10:45am-12:00pm
All day camp: 9:00am-3:00pm

Come and join us for a day of fun!

Event details

7-11 Allen St, Waterloo

Weekdays, 9am to 3pm

Monday 30 September to Friday 11 October 2019

No programs run on Public Holidays and Saturdays/Sundays

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Diversity

Tuesday 1 October 2019

THE SPACE gallery will officially open its doors on October 1 with a unique exhibition. The exhibition, #Diversity, will feature 5 female artists embracing diversity, exploring the relationship of colour, shapes, lines, forms as well as engaging intuition, imagination and memories.

However diverse or similar each artist is, they welcome the viewer into the spaces of their paintings to participate in the mystery and wonderment of each creation.

Event details

61 Mentmore Ave, Rosebery

Tuesday 1 October 2019 from 10am to 5pm
Wednesday 2 October 2019 from 10am to 5pm
Thursday 3 October 2019 from 10am to 5pm
Friday 4 October 2019 from 10am to 5pm
Saturday 5 October 2019 from 10am to 4pm
Sunday 6 October 2019 from 10am to 4pm
Monday 7 October 2019 from 10am to 5pm
Tuesday 8 October 2019 from 10am to 5pm
Wednesday 9 October 2019 from 10am to 5pm
Thursday 10 October 2019 from 10am to 5pm
Friday 11 October 2019 from 10am to 5pm
Saturday 12 October 2019 from 10am to 4pm
Sunday 13 October 2019 from 10am to 4pm

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Pedal Power: Building Bikes for Asylum Seekers

Tuesday 1 October 2019

Bicycle build night in the Bicycle Garden workshop!

Pedal Power is a Bicycle Garden program where volunteers work together to overhaul and repair donated bikes that are rehomed with Asylum Seekers through the Asylum Seeker Center.

Every level of experience is welcome, even if you have never held a wrench before. Knowledgeable, friendly Bicycle Gardeners provide instructions and plenty of encouragement. Each bicycle is worked on in small groups with mixed levels of experience to encourage skill building and safe bike building.

Participation in this event is by donation. Donations are used to purchase helmets, locks and lights to accompany the bicycles.

We kindly ask that no work be done on your own bikes during these hours.

Event details

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

Tuesday 3 September 2019 from 6pm to 9pm
Tuesday 1 October 2019 from 6pm to 9pm
Tuesday 5 November 2019 from 6pm to 9pm

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Harness the superpower of AI

Thursday 3 October 2019

Human Beings were responsible for giving every direction to machines in the past, but not any more. Artificial Intelligence means equipping machines with the ability to make its own decision like human beings. Do you want to harness this superpower of Artificial Intelligence?

By the end of this workshop, participants will gain first-hand experience on two exciting and overlapped areas in Artificial Intelligence: (1) train your own artificial neural network models to solve real-world problems and (2) understand self-driving car with realistic computer simulation.

This workshop aims at helping children and teenagers from 10 – 18 years old to have an in-depth understanding of Artificial Intelligence through well-designed hands-on projects.

Lead Facilitator Alex Lailei Huang was a researcher in the area of Distributed Artificial Intelligence at Hong Kong Baptist University before. Alex has four academic publications in topics related to artificial intelligence, data mining and social media analysis.

By the end of the workshop, the participants will be able to:

  • Understand Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Deep Learning – the ‘intelligent brain’ behind autonomous cars and smart robots. To enhance the understanding, we prepared hands-on projects for the participants to train their own artificial neural networks to unleash human-level intelligence like recognizing faces, understanding voice commands and analyzing social media.
  • Gain an in-depth understanding of self-driving car: the current status and future of this disruptive technology; its significant impact on society and everyday life. Moreover, we design hands-on tasks for the participants to experience the self-driving car technologies NOW with advanced computer simulation technology; learn about the creative process of training, prototyping and validation of autonomous driving AI models.

After this first-hand, fun and realistic experience, we will provide further learning resources for those curious minds to further explore this exciting area of technological advancement.

What to bring

Please bring your own drink, lunch and snacks.

AIEA is a registered Creative Kids provider. You can use your $100 Creative Kids Voucher for this program. Please email the name, voucher number and DOB to zoe.zhu@aieaworkshops to redeem your voucher.

Event details

Green Square Library
355 Botany Road, Zetland

Thursday 3 October 2019 from 10.30am to 4.30pm

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Makers Play lab creators camp

Thursday 3 October 2019

During the Makers Play Lab STEAM camp, makers will have the opportunity to play, design, code, and create.

They will develop problem solving skills and creative confidence. They’ll explore advanced STEAM (Science. Technology. Arts. Engineering. Maths) concepts through hands-on design and digital challenges.

Event details

Joynton Avenue Creative Centre
146-158 Joynton Avenue, Zetland

Thursday 3 October 2019 from 9am to 3pm
Friday 4 October 2019 from 9am to 3pm

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Cycling in the City: Rusty Riders course

Sunday 6 October 2019

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 6 October 2019 from 9am to 1pm

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3D Design and coding with advanced virtual reality

Tuesday 8 October 2019

This full-day workshop equips the participants to become the creators of the future digital world.

  • What if, instead of looking at smartphone screens during family gatherings, we can create a way to look into the eyes of our loved ones, even they are a thousand miles away?
  • What if, instead of imagining our story characters by text or images, we can create them in front of us instantly in full 3D?
  • What if, instead of experiencing a game-world through a small 2D screen, we can create an interactive virtual world and invite our friends and families from anywhere to play and enjoy it as realistic as in the real world?

These beautiful moments are all possible now, thanks to the development of immersive spatial computing technologies, specifically Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality and Mixed Reality.

Besides using the state-of-art technologies, we adopt a student-led, interests-driven and project-based learning approach. With carefully prepared learning materials, participants will enjoy the playful, creative activities through step-by-step, hands-on projects.

Participants will, by the end of this workshop:

  • Gain an in-depth understanding of the spatial computing technologies – Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality and Mixed Reality, including what they are, why they are important, and how they relate to everybody.
  • Gain the essential coding skills, as the young creators and makers, to leverage these technologies to create the next-gen 3D websites, visual arts, animated stories and games that can be experienced in Virtual Reality.

Book this program to master the superpowers to create, express and share with the world with Virtual Reality technologies.

What to bring

  • Please bring your own lunch, snacks and drink.

Requirement

  • 10 ~ 18 years old
  • Able to use a computer and mouse

Cost and payment

  • $100
  • You can use your $100 Creative Kids Voucher for this program. Please email the name, voucher number and DOB to zoe.zhu@aieaworkshops.org to redeem your voucher.

For any inquires please contact the Program Officer Zoe on zoe.zhu@aieaworkshops.org or 0490 119 306

Event details

Green Square Library
355 Botany Road, Zetland

Tuesday 8 October 2019 from 10.30am to 4.30pm

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Backyard scientists: Kids bug workshop

Tuesday 8 October 2019

There are billions and billions of insects and we need all of them! If you want to learn more, join us for this fun workshop.

Our parks and gardens are full of amazing creepy crawlies. Bees, spiders, beetles, preying mantids, worms, ants… you never know what you will find!

Join us to learn about what these backyard buddies eat, where they live and the important jobs they do.

We’ll go on a bug safari to see what we can find, so bring closed in shoes, a water bottle and clothes you can get grubby!

Suitable for: Kids aged between 7 and 11

Note: Children must be accompanied by an adult.

What you will learn:

  • All about the creepy crawlies
  • How your garden might just help encourage some of these insects back to the city
  • How to encourage insects to your local park or backyard

Bookings are essential as tickets are limited.

Event details

Sydney Park
Sydney Park Road, Alexandria

Tuesday 8 October 2019 from 10am to 11.30am

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In the Zone workshops

Tuesday 8 October 2019

Hip-hop dance meets gaming technology in this series of free school holiday workshops by Shaun Parker & Company. Based on the new dance performance In the Zone, these interactive workshops feature groundbreaking new technology called AirSticks developed by Alon Ilsar PhD, which create live sound through movement.

Workshop participants will join hip hop and street dancer Libby Montilla, learning how to interact with this fun, body-music technology. They’ll enter the world of the video game through the dance forms of locking, popping, waving and body-ticking and self-generated electronic soundscapes.

A nearby outdoor performance by Libby Montilla using the AirSticks will follow the conclusion of the 12pm workshops.

Event details

Green Square Library
355 Botany Road, Zetland

Tuesday 8 October 2019 from 11am to 11.30am
Tuesday 8 October 2019 from 12pm to 12.30pm
Wednesday 9 October 2019 from 11am to 11.30am
Wednesday 9 October 2019 from 12pm to 12.30pm
Thursday 10 October 2019 from 11am to 11.30am
Thursday 10 October 2019 from 12pm to 12.30pm

In The Zone workshop

Tuesday 8 October 2019

Shaun Parker & Company’s latest production In the Zone merges two seemingly disparate worlds to bring dance and gaming technology together on stage. Showcasing the ground-breaking AirSticks technology that creates sound through movement, this stage show is a first of its kind.

Performed by Western Sydney street and hip-hop dancer Libby Montilla, In The Zone features dynamic hip hop styles including locking, popping and body waving, against a stunning soundscape of electronic beats.

Following the premiere in September, Shaun Parker & Company will be offering free In The Zone workshops in the City of Sydney, where participants can learn to control the AirSticks and create their own music through their very own dance moves.

Event details

Green Square Library
355 Botany Road, Zetland

Tuesday 8 October 2019 from 11am to 12pm
Tuesday 8 October 2019 from 12pm to 1pm

Frog finding: walk and talk

Thursday 10 October 2019

Frogs are in trouble. Australia has a pretty bad track record when it comes to frog conservation. We’ve already lost four of our 240 known native frog species, and there are many more perched on the edge of extinction. The Australian Museum is doing something about it: it’s called FrogID.

The FrogID app allows the task of plotting frog locations in the hands of everyone who owns a smartphone.

Join this walk and talk with the FrogID team at Sydney Park. They’ll discuss why frogs are important and what they’ve already learned from the data collected by citizen scientists, including right here in Sydney.

Meeting at Sydney Park, you’ll walk around the wetlands to learn about what frogs live there, and also how to use FrogID.

This event is suitable for with an interest in wildlife conservation and frogs

What you will learn:

    • About frogs and why they are important
    • How to use the FrogID app

Tickets are limited, bookings are essential.

Event details

Sydney Park
Sydney Park Road, Alexandria

Thursday 10 October 2019 from 6.45pm to 8.45pm

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Province of Brittany: The Way It Was

Friday 11 October 2019

The Way It Was is an exhibition consisting of ceramic sculptural forms, domestic ware and jewellery. The works are reminiscent of Brittany Johnson’s childhood spent in central Queensland, with each piece exploring a specific memory: Weekends spent catching butterflies in the garden with the net stolen from the fish tank cleaning cupboard. Racing down hot sand dunes. Plucking snails from rockpools. Icy cups from the school canteen. Afternoons spent training Nikki, the pet budgie to whistle along to The Simpsons theme song. Calmness. Freedom to play. Time to explore. Finding pleasure in the everyday and seemingly insignificant. That’s the way it was.

Brittany Johnson is an emerging Sydney maker. A trained ceramic artist and jeweller, she also works in basketry, resin art, textile dyeing and screen printing along with linoleum block printing.

This is a Sydney Craft Week event.

Event details

56A Raglan St, Waterloo

Every day, 9am to 6pm

Friday 11 October to Thursday 24 October 2019

See website for exhibition times

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