What’s on in Green Square

Flower workshop: Beginners

Saturday 18 August 2018

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.

25 August Saturday 11 am – Elegant vase arrangement $132
22nd September Saturday 11 am – Sold out
29th September Saturday 11am – sold out
20th October Saturday 11 am – Vase arrangement
24th November Saturday 11 am – Vase arrangement

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 18 August 2018 from 11am to 1pm
Saturday 25 August 2018 from 11am to 1pm
Saturday 22 September 2018 from 11am to 1pm
Saturday 29 September 2018 from 11am to 1pm
Saturday 20 October 2018 from 11am to 1pm
Saturday 24 November 2018 from 11am to 1pm

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Bilingual storytime @ Green Square

Monday 22 October 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
355 Botany Road, Zetland

Mondays, 11am to 11.45pm

Monday 10 September to Monday 17 December 2018

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Computer, tablet and mobile phone tech support

Monday 22 October 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

Mandarin rhymetime @ Green Square

Monday 22 October 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
355 Botany Road, Zetland

Mondays, 10am to 10.30am

Monday 10 September to Monday 17 December 2018

Gentle exercise in Alexandria

Tuesday 23 October 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

Nicole Welch: Black Box Projects

Wednesday 24 October 2018

Coinciding with Nicole Welch’s presentation of the moving image work Transformation and photographic series Mementos at Artstate Bathurst from 1 to 4 November.

As well as her solo exhibition Silence & Solitude: select works from Eastern Interiors at Glasshouse Regional Gallery from 12 October to 2 December.

MAY SPACE is presenting a selection of Welch’s video artworks in Black Box Projects.

Event details

May Space
409b George Street, Waterloo

Wednesday 24 October 2018 from 10am to 5pm
Saturday 10 November 2018 from 10am to 5pm

Open Tuesday to Saturday 10am to 5pm.
Sunday by appointment.
Closed Public Holidays, Easter long weekend and late December to early February.

Leslie Oliver: Things from Other Places

Wednesday 24 October 2018

These ‘things’ are resolutely abstract.

I want a reaction to arise from rhythms, structures, space and form.

Necessarily, they are engineered constructions that obey rules of matter.

Most of my time by far, goes into the construction process, aiming to fulfil the instinctive gesture that comes to me.

I hope to bring life to ‘stuff’.

I like to think people will notice what keeps ‘the thing’ balanced, upright, while at the same time recognising some of materials from other uses and lost histories, but most importantly feeling some physical empathy with the inferred gestures.

Event details

May Space
409b George Street, Waterloo

Tuesdays to Saturdays, 10am to 5pm

Wednesday 24 October to Saturday 10 November 2018

Sunday by appointment

Al Munro: Disturbing the grid

Wednesday 24 October 2018

Drawing on my interest in the intersections of textile patterning and mathematics, this exhibition focuses on the systems and logic of woven textiles and how these might relate to painted abstraction. The ubiquitous grid of Modernism existed as the form and structure of woven textiles long before it was claimed by art, architecture and science.

This work explores the relationship of simple weave structures – warp and weft – and patterns – ginghams, plaids, checks – to abstraction, and to locate an ongoing relevance for textile histories and practices to be seen as part of the expanded field of painting.

The work also draws on my recent residency at Chiang Mai University, Thailand, where I researched the local vernacular woven textiles call pa kao ma.

Event details

May Space
409b George Street, Waterloo

Tuesdays to Saturdays, 10am to 5pm

Wednesday 24 October to Saturday 10 November 2018

Sunday by appointment

The Big Feels Club

Wednesday 24 October 2018

As part of Mental Health Month, Green Square Library is hosting the Big Feels Club, featuring the stars of the ABC’s new memoir podcast, No Feeling Is Final.

Ever feel like you have to dress up in office drag just to make it to work? Or that parties are a form of socially-sanctioned torture (just with better snacks)?

Join us for an interactive, 90-minute workshop hosted by Honor Eastly and Graham Panther. They’re 2 sensitive cats who’ve done all the group therapy, self-help, and spiritual cleansing money can buy.

Our question for this session: Does everyone else find life this hard? You’ll get to chat in small groups, and hear how other people make sense of the life plus feelings equation. After the session, join the Big Feels community online to continue the conversation.

This isn’t a therapy session. There’s no unpacking your darkest secrets. It’s more like a philosophy tutorial, except without that one guy who thinks he knows everything. Big Feels isn’t a mental health service and doesn’t provide counselling. We’re just other people who feel those big feelings.

Big Feels Club
This Melbourne-based initiative is for anyone trying to make sense of the messiness of being human. Funded by private philanthropic support, and fee-for-service engagements, Big Feels are auspiced by the Self Help Addiction Resource Centre.

Meet the facilitators

Honor Eastly
Artist, mental health advocate, and podcaster, Honor’s heart has a mainline to the internet, to try to help people feel less alone. No Feeling Is Final, her new ABC podcast about her mental health experiences, launches in October.

Graham Panther
Writer, talker, and feeler of feelings, Graham has worked for a decade in mental health. He’s all about finding more nourishing ways for people to connect about their messy life stuff.

This is a free event. Bookings are recommended as places are limited.

This event will be Auslan intepreted.

Event details

Green Square Library
355 Botany Road, Zetland

Wednesday 24 October 2018 from 7.30pm to 9pm

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STEM fun and education for children

Wednesday 24 October 2018

The Little Bumblebees STEM learning program is educational and fun exposure to science, technology, engineering and maths for children aged 2 to 10 years.

It is run at NUBO play centres (Alexandria and Chatswood Chase) as a 30 minute workshop ranging with games, arts and crafts and creations that demonstrate STEM in nature and life.

Why start so young? This program promotes a positive experience with learning about technology where there is sometimes fear, insufficient knowledge or a perception that working with technology is unattractive.

The truth about STEM is that when we learn about it, we are also learning to embrace community, make friendships and develop an inner self belief in our abilities.

Building confidence in STEM may take many years. Having cultural and gender diversity in the people that work in STEM continues to take effort. Starting early is an advantage because it establishes positive experiences in the formative years of a child’s life.

A healthy curiosity to learn in a field where so much depth and complexity exists is to be nurtured. For those that have the desire to learn about STEM, Little Bumblebees will be there to support them and lift them up.

Because we know how rewarding and fulfilling life can be living in a world where information and connectivity can help solve the most challenging problems of society, health, environment and the quality of our lifestyle.

Event details

unit 201 building 2/160 Bourke Rd, Alexandria

Wednesdays, 11.30am to 12pm
Thursdays, 11.30am to 4.30pm

Wednesday 12 September to Thursday 20 December 2018

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Art class in Alexandria

Wednesday 24 October 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

Community cooking and vertical gardening program

Wednesday 24 October 2018

Come along to learn how to prepare meals like minestrone, tacos, fresh bread, stir fry, fresh pasta and much more.

Learn how to cook and grow herbs, fruit and vegetables.

Event details

24 Suttor St, Alexandria

Wednesdays, 3pm to 6pm

Wednesday 24 October to Wednesday 12 December 2018

Rhymetime @ Green Square

Wednesday 24 October 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.

Three sessions available:

Wednesdays:
10am – 10.25am
11am – 11.25am

Fridays:
10am – 10.25am

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
355 Botany Road, Zetland

Wednesdays and Fridays, 10am to 11.25am

Wednesday 12 September to Friday 21 December 2018

During school terms only.

Bootcamp & boxercise

Wednesday 24 October 2018

Calling all young women in Alexandria and surrounding suburbs.

Would you like to get fit while having fun?

Come over to Cliff Noble Community Centre and join us for boot camp and fun!

Event details

Cliff Noble Community Centre
Corner Renwick and Suttor Streets, Alexandria

Wednesdays, 3.30pm to 5pm

Wednesday 24 October to Wednesday 19 December 2018

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Zumba Gold for older adults

Wednesday 24 October 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

Line dancing classes

Thursday 25 October 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

Storytime @ Green Square

Friday 26 October 2018

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.

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 14 September to Friday 21 December 2018

Mums, dads and bubs yoga

Friday 26 October 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

Birdlife walk by night

Friday 26 October 2018

Join Tom Covell on a night time adventure to find some nocturnal birds in Sydney Park.

We will be using spotlights and head torches to look for animals and listen for their calls. The evening is suitable for all ages and is perfect for anyone who wants to know more about nocturnal birds that call Sydney home.

National Bird Week acknowledges our important and unique Australian birdlife and aims to inspire Australians to take action and get involved in bird conservation efforts.

Suitable for ages over 8.

What you will learn:

  • about urban nocturnal bird life in urban parks
  • importance of urban habitat for our nocturnal birds.

Event details

Sydney Park
Sydney Park Road, Alexandria

Friday 26 October 2018 from 7.30pm to 9pm

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Chair yoga in Alexandria

Friday 26 October 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

Cliff Noble Community Centre
Corner Renwick and Suttor Streets, Alexandria

Fridays, 12.30pm to 1.30pm

Friday 2 February to Friday 21 December 2018

Rhymetime @ Waterloo

Friday 26 October 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 21 December 2018

Except Good Friday, Friday 20 April, Friday 27 April, Friday 13 July and Friday 20 July

Storytime @ Waterloo

Friday 26 October 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 21 December 2018

Except Good Friday, Friday 20 April, Friday 27 April, Friday 13 July and Friday 20 July

Light the City guided ride: Green Square

Saturday 27 October 2018

Experienced ride leaders will show you the best way along separated cycleways, quiet streets and shared paths.

The ride will finish along Mrs Macquaries Road in the Domain where you’ll ride past light installations and special effects.

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 27 October 2018 from 7pm to 8pm

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The Social Corner Workshops

Saturday 27 October 2018

Mirvac and Landcom are hosting an event for adults and kids on Saturday 27 October at The Social Corner from 10am to 12pm.

This event is to support the official opening of the new Green Square Library and Plaza.

Workshop 1: DIY Donuts workshop
10am to 11am
Cost: Free
Registration required.

Take a delicious exploration of innovative and creative donut flavours and learn to mix your own culturally inspired mixture in this donut masterclass. You will walk away with a few sweet treats to enjoy later.

Workshop 2: DIY Terrariums workshop
11am to 12pm
Cost: Free
Registration required.

Calling all green thumbs! Master the art of terrarium making in this fun and interactive workshop. Join us for a fun morning creating your own miniature enclosed garden for any room of the house. All materials will be supplied.

Terms and conditions for all workshops apply and can be viewed on the website.

Well Wishes at Green Square
Drop-in between 10am to 12pm
Cost: Free

Join 107 Projects, head tenant at Joynton Avenue Creative Centre, in decorating your own piece of mosaic artwork that’s all about celebrating your neighbourhood. Your artwork will be used in a creative installation in the Mirvac and Landcom Green Thread window in Ebsworth Street.

Pet Concierge by RSPCA NSW and Mirvac
Our lovely staff from Pet Concierge by RSPCA NSW and Mirvac would love to meet you and your four-legged friends. Bring your furry friend down to The Social Corner, receive a free coffee and puppuccino and find out more about this new service in your neighbourhood.

Event details

30 Ebsworth Street, Zetland

Saturday 27 October 2018 from 10am to 12pm

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Sydney Ball: Infinex V

Saturday 27 October 2018

Sullivan+Strumpf Sydney is delighted to present an exhibition by the major Australian abstract artist, Sydney Ball (1933–2017), the first exhibition of the artist’s work since his passing.

The exhibition of Australia’s greatest colourist had been planned during Ball’s lifetime to mark what would have been the artist’s 85th birthday.

Infinex V will present large-scale works from Ball’s last Infinex series, his final and never before seen body of work.

Unexhibited during Ball’s lifetime, the Infinex V series was produced by Ball as a series of large-scale compositions.

Fabricated by Urban Art Projects the series has been realised according to the artist’s exacting instructions in automotive enamel on aluminium, a method of manufacturing he devised out of physical necessity in his 80s.

As a way of honouring Ball’s working process, the exhibition presents both the finalised large-scale works on aluminium, a number of which have been realised posthumously, alongside a small series of intimate works on paper from 2013 which have never before been exhibited.

Event details

799 Elizabeth St, Zetland

Saturday 27 October 2018 from 3pm to 5pm

Exhibition continues until 17 November 2018.

Sydney Bike Polo Tournament: Slayerfest IV

Saturday 27 October 2018

16 to 20 teams from across Australia competing in Sydney’s ultimate bike polo tournament for the coveted Slayerfest trophy.

Proud to be part the Sydney Rides Festival for the 4th year running.

Event details

Alexandria Park
Buckland Street, Alexandria

Every day, 8am to 6pm

Saturday 27 October to Sunday 28 October 2018

Oz Education Alexandria Community Fun Day

Saturday 27 October 2018

Join us as we open our doors to families and friends, every last Saturday of the month at our Early Learning Centres for a Community Fun Day.

Drop in with your little ones and take part in a wide range of fun experiences, meet and greet our wonderful team and find out more about the benefits of enrolling in an Early Learning Centre.

We will be happy to hear your thoughts on the government changes and will take all your enquiries in relation to CCS changes to our team for their expert advice.

Event details

4B Huntley St, Alexandria

Saturday 26 May 2018 from 10am to 1pm
Saturday 30 June 2018 from 10am to 1pm
Saturday 28 July 2018 from 10am to 1pm
Saturday 25 August 2018 from 10am to 1pm
Saturday 29 September 2018 from 10am to 1pm
Saturday 27 October 2018 from 10am to 1pm
Saturday 24 November 2018 from 10am to 1pm

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Green Square Library and Plaza launch

Saturday 27 October 2018

Join us for the official opening of the new Green Square Library and Plaza. Set within the plaza, this striking part-underground library was designed by Stewart Hollenstein with Stewart Architecture and built by John Holland.

The library includes a garden, an amphitheatre and a six-storey glass tower. There’s also a technology lab, a music room with a piano for practice and rehearsals, spaces you can book as well as a customer service centre.

You’ll also get to see two wonderful new artworks: Cloud Nation by Claire Healy and Sean Cordeiro, and High Water by Indigo Hanlee and Michael Thomas Hill.

Lord Mayor Clover Moore will officially open the library and plaza at 11.30am. There’ll be music, free bike tune-ups, coffee and gelato while you explore the facilities and enjoy the activities on offer at the library.

Here are some of the highlights:

Talks

  • 11.45am–12.10pm Stewart Hollenstein and Stewart Architecture
  • 12.45pm–1.05pm Indigo Hanlee and Michael Thomas Hill
  • 1.10pm–1.30pm Claire Healy and Sean Cordeiro

Amphitheatre

  • 12.15am–12.45pm, 1.30pm–2pm Queen Porter Stomp
  • 11am–2pm Hi-Life Horns, Cat in the Hat, bike tune-ups and face painting

Library kids’ area

  • 11am–2pm Lego wall, chalk board drawing, floor projection
  • 11am–11.30am Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Dreamtime stories
  • 12pm–12.30pm storytime and craft
  • 12.30pm–1pm Mandarin/English storytime
  • 1pm–1.30pm pre-school Aboriginal dance workshop
  • 1.30pm–2pm rhymetime

Library youth area

  • 11pm-2pm maker and creator sessions

Library computer lab

  • 11am–1pm computer activities

Library music room

  • 11am–11.30am Katarina Grobler, classical pianist
  • 12pm–12.30pm Nick Southcott, jazz, soul and funk pianist
  • 1pm–1.30pm Van Leucia, pianist
  • 12.30pm–1pm, 1.30pm–2pm try a musical instrument

Reading garden

  • 11am–1pm make, do and mend session

Event details

Green Square Library
355 Botany Road, Zetland

Saturday 27 October 2018 from 11am to 2pm

Balance bike clinics

Saturday 27 October 2018

Free balance bike clinics run from 11am to 2pm every Saturday. They also run during the school holidays.

No need to book, just turn up and register with the instructors at the Sydney Park Cycling Centre.

This is an interactive class designed to get parents involved in their children’s learning.

Event details

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

Saturdays, 11am to 2pm

Saturday 1 September to Saturday 10 November 2018

Tuesday 2 October 2018 from 11am to 2pm
Monday 8 October 2018 from 11am to 2pm
Tuesday 9 October 2018 from 11am to 2pm
Thursday 11 October 2018 from 11am to 2pm

Bike care and maintenance course

Saturday 27 October 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 11 August 2018 from 10am to 1pm
Saturday 25 August 2018 from 10am to 1pm
Saturday 8 September 2018 from 10am to 1pm
Saturday 15 September 2018 from 10am to 1pm
Saturday 13 October 2018 from 10am to 1pm
Saturday 27 October 2018 from 10am to 1pm

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Wheelchair tennis coaching and socials

Saturday 27 October 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.

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 12pm to 2 pm at the Alexandria Park Tennis Courts.

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

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, 12pm to 2pm

Saturday 7 April to Saturday 22 December 2018

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Cycling in the City course: Sydney Park

Saturday 27 October 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 18 August 2018 from 9am to 1pm
Saturday 8 September 2018 from 9am to 1pm
Saturday 22 September 2018 from 9am to 1pm
Saturday 27 October 2018 from 9am to 1pm

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The Grounds Markets

Saturday 27 October 2018

The Grounds Markets take place at The Grounds Storehouse – a new addition located in the old Salts Meats Cheese warehouse.

Our stallholders all have one thing on common – a passion for creating unique and innovative products for The Grounds’ guests. With 80 different stallholders that alternate weekly, The Grounds Markets encourages our guests to discover new local producers. There’s so much to explore you’ll want to come week after week to see our new makers, bakers and creators.

Event details

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

Weekends, 9am to 3.30pm

Saturday 16 July 2016 to Sunday 30 December 2018

Terrarium indoor garden workshop

Saturday 27 October 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

Saturday 15 September 2018 from 11am to 1pm
Saturday 27 October 2018 from 11am to 1pm
Saturday 17 November 2018 from 11am to 1pm

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Breakfast with the birds

Sunday 28 October 2018

Come and join Renee Ferster Levy for an early morning walk in Sydney Park.

Renee will take you through the wetland area of Sydney Park and show us some of the delightful birds that call this park home.

Renee is a passionate and inspiring environmental educator who has been with BirdLife Australia since 2006. She has a wealth of knowledge about birds in Sydney and how we can help look after their natural habitat.

Suitable for ages over 8.

What you will learn:

  • what birds use Sydney Park
  • what birds need in urban parks
  • how you can get involved in helping birds.

What you will receive:

  • breakfast will be provided.

Event details

Sydney Park
Sydney Park Road, Alexandria

Sunday 28 October 2018 from 8am to 10am

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The Cannery monthly markets

Sunday 28 October 2018

A market day filled with stalls from independent artisans.

The beautiful Cannery warehouse space will offer a mixture of craft items, food products, gifts ideas, fashion, art and more. Boutique stallholders are among the regular list of premium brands The Cannery has become famous for.

The vibrant affair will feature a range of children’s activities and live music.

Food and beverages will also be available from the precinct’s numerous brands, which include Welcome Dose Specialty Coffee, Grain Organic Bakery, Kingsmore Meats, Frenchies Bistro & Brewery (where you can grab a fresh cold beer as well as a delicious lunch) and Stanton & Co. (where a dozen oysters may go down well after perusing the markets).

Natasha Cauvin, Precinct Manager of The Cannery Rosebery says, “We look forward to welcoming the community and visitors to The Cannery, which will be bustling with plenty of family fun, food and quality market stalls offering something for everyone.”

Entry to event is free and guests are advised to walk, ride their bike, or use local transport to attend.

Event details

61 Mentmore Ave, Rosebery

1st Sunday of each month, 10am to 3pm

Sunday 2 September to Sunday 4 November 2018

The Grounds Garden of Terror

Wednesday 31 October 2018

Dress up in your scary best and trick or treat your way through the Garden of Terror, exploring your favourite scary characters in our interactive installations.

What’s On:
– A spooky start at 5pm
– Prizes for the best Halloween costumes
– Kids will trick and treat through interactive stations guarded by your favourite creepy characters
– Break it down on the dance floor and win prizes for the best monster mash moves
– The BBQ, wood-fired ovens and garden bar will be open 5pm to 8pm, serving up spooky treats for dinner.

Details:
Wednesday 31 October, 5pm to 9pm.
The Grounds of Alexandria Garden (of Terror).

Tickets:
Tickets are $10pp. 30% of all tickets will be donated towards the Sydney Children’s Hospital Foundation.

Please note, this event has limited availability. Be sure you book your tickets before The Grounds Garden of Terror sells out!

Join us if you dare!

Event details

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

Wednesday 31 October 2018 from 5pm to 8.30pm

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Canteen Bandanna Day

Wednesday 31 October 2018

A local children’s school choir will entertain.

A plate of morning tea with a Bandanna day pen for $6.

Help us raise money for children living with cancer.

Event details

Cliff Noble Community Centre
Corner Renwick and Suttor Streets, Alexandria

Wednesday 31 October 2018 from 9.30am to 11.30am

Tech Savvy Seniors @ Green Square (Mandarin)

Thursday 1 November 2018

This free series is designed to help older people gain confidence in basic computer and digital skills. From searching to surfing, you’ll discover how to browse your way through the web, learn to use an iPad, set up an email address and reconnect with friends on social media.

Get savvy using our library PCs and dive into the digital world.

Funded by the Telstra Foundation and FACS.

Introduction to computers – 1 November
Introduction to internet part 1 – 8 November
Introduction to internet part 2 – 14 November
Introduction to email – 22 November
Introduction to social media – 29 November
Introduction to iPads – 6 December

Sessions are free, run for 2 hours and cater for 8 people. Bookings are essential as there are loads of keen learners.

Event details

Green Square Library
355 Botany Road, Zetland

Thursdays, 9am to 6pm

Thursday 1 November to Thursday 6 December 2018

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Frenchies Jamboree

Saturday 3 November 2018

Sydneysiders can celebrate the last Saturday night of Sydney Beer Week at The Cannery Rosebery, where award-winning Frenchies Bistro and Brewery will host a precinct-wide Jamboree.

With 12 pop-up bars, 6 gourmet eateries, live music from Slepka Promo, yoga sessions, and a dedicated children’s section, there is truly something for everyone.

Event details

61 Mentmore Ave, Rosebery

Saturday 3 November 2018 from 2pm to 9pm

Skakeboarding workshops

Saturday 3 November 2018

We are offering 2 free skateboarding workshops in the Green Square area.

The days will include free tips from Sydney’s best, Short ‘n’ Sweet, best trick competitions and plenty of old fashioned freebies.

Beginners from 9am to 10am and giveaways and games from 10am to 11am.

We supply all the necessary gear to get you shredding.

If it’s your first time or full time gig, we will have you covered.

Event details

Ascot Ave, Zetland

Saturday 3 November 2018 from 9am to 11pm

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My Vet Animal Hospital: Howl-O-Ween Pawty

Saturday 3 November 2018

Our annual Howl-o-ween fundraiser Pawty is back!

This year, we will be supporting Assistance Dogs Australia for the amazing work that they have done, in training and placing unique dogs with Australians in unique situations.

A special thank you to Commune for sponsoring this year’s venue!

Event details

901 Bourke St, Waterloo

Saturday 3 November 2018 from 2pm to 5pm

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Native stingless beekeeping workshop

Sunday 4 November 2018

Are you interested in keeping native stingless bees for fun, honey production, conservation or pollination?

In this full day workshop, entomologist and professional educator, Dr Tobias Smith and Tim Heard will teach you the basics about how to become a stingless beekeeper. The day will be 6 hours of engaging and interactive learning.

During the day, the topics of bee biology, importance of bees in natural systems and agriculture, rescuing bees threatened in the wild, and keeping stingless bee hives for pets, pollination and for the sought after sugarbag honey are covered. The day will alternate between slide shows and practical sessions.

Light refreshments and lunch will be served.

Suitable for all ages and anyone interested in native bees.

Event details

100 Joynton Ave, Zetland

Sunday 4 November 2018 from 10.30am to 4.30pm

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Compost and worm farm basics

Sunday 4 November 2018

Did you know that more than a third of waste in household red bins is food waste? Worm farms and composting are a great way to deal with kitchen, household and garden waste while reducing your eco-footprint. Better yet, they allow you to create fantastic organic soil conditioner to use in pots or garden beds to grow super-healthy plants.

You’ll learn:

– the difference between worm farming and composting.
– how to select the best type of system for you, and where to put it
– how to set up a worm farm including feeding worms and harvesting fertiliser
– compost ingredients, proportions and layering techniques
– how to maintain healthy systems and avoid common problems
– tips for setting up communal systems.

Suitable for beginners.

Talk includes:

– lecture-style talk and demonstration
– links and notes via email
– opportunity for questions.

Bring along:

– paper and pen
– water bottle.

Bookings essential.

Event details

Sydney Park Pavilion
Euston Road, Alexandria

Sunday 4 November 2018 from 10am to 11.30am

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Melbourne Cup in The Grounds Garden

Tuesday 6 November 2018

It’s the race that stops the nation, but it’s not about to stop us.

For the ultimate Spring racing setting, join us in The Grounds garden for an afternoon of champagne, spring florals, food, photo installations, entertainment and live streaming of the race.

Each ticket includes:

  • A glass of Mumm Champagne or a beer on arrival
  • 4 hours of roving canapés and late-afternoon food stations (full menu listed below)
  • DJ from 12pm-6pm
  • Large TV screens to view the races
  • Spring florals and photo-installations in The Garden
  • Drinks available for purchase, with cocktail pop-up bars from Pimm’s and Tanqueray Gin, and The Garden Bar serving wine, beers and cocktails
  • For an additional 60.0pp, a 4 hour drinks package is available, including wine, beer and an offering from the Pimm’s and Tanqueray Gin pop-up bars

See you at the finish line!

Event details

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

Tuesday 6 November 2018 from 12pm to 6pm

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Maker nights: Electrocraft

Tuesday 6 November 2018

Maker Nights are a new regular meet up in the library. Over the 3 sessions, work with the group and tinker with wearable electronics and paper craft to create a light-up felt badge and postcard. Discover how to work with conductive thread, as well as the basic skills of machine-based sewing.

You’ll get a hands-on introduction to the incredible world of electrocraft as you create simple circuits. Find out how to combine conductive thread, paint, tape and LEDs with everyday handcrafts involving paper, fibre and electricity.

Take things at your own pace in this supportive space. Explore your interests and build confidence in using technology as you chat about your projects with other people.

All equipment and materials will be provided.

Bobbin and Ink
A supervised workspace, studio and shop front offering classes and custom sessions for those interested in sewing and screen printing. The space offers domestic and industrial sewing machines, overlockers, mannequins, 6-metre cutting/printing table, ironing stations, pattern library, screen printing carousels and UV screen exposure facilities. The access to professional supervision, machine repairs and servicing.

This free series is suitable for participants 16 years and over with no prior experience required. Participants need to book in and attend all 3 sessions.

6 November 2018
20 November 2018
4 December 2018

Event details

Green Square Library
355 Botany Road, Zetland

Fortnightly on Tuesdays, 5pm to 6.30pm

Tuesday 6 November to Tuesday 4 December 2018

Micro:bits coding with Code Rangers

Tuesday 6 November 2018

In this 4-week coding series, learn block coding and interactive electronics by exploring the micro:bit. Each week you’ll build skills by creating and designing animation and games. Perfect for participants who’ve already tinkered with block coding environments, these workshops will extend skills into the physical world with an introduction to making interactive electronics.

Even though the micro:bit fits in your hands, it’s a fully programmable computer that can be used to build cool creations. From robots to musical instruments, the possibilities are endless.

Code Rangers
Coding is a new literacy, and that’s why we put kids in charge of technology, by teaching them to code. As a key skill for this generation, the sooner kids learn, the easier and more intuitive it is.

This free series is suitable for 10 to 13 year olds. Bookings are recommended as places are limited to a maximum of 8. Participants must book in and attend all sessions in the series.

Prior block coding experience like MIT Scratch is beneficial to get the most out of this series.
Parents or guardians are required to stay in the library during the workshop to supervise children under 16.

This little device has big features, like 25 red LEDs that can blink messages. 2 programmable buttons can be used to control games, as well as pause and skip playlisted songs, detect motion and perceive direction.

Event details

Green Square Library
355 Botany Road, Zetland

Tuesday 6 November 2018 from 4pm to 5pm

Every week until Tuesday 27 November

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Melbourne Cup luncheon at Luke's Kitchen

Tuesday 6 November 2018

Join us for a luxurious Melbourne Cup luncheon.

Indulge in an afternoon full of glitz, glam, flowing drinks and delicious food, as well as all the fun festivities that come with racing’s most anticipated day of the year.

Celebrations will begin at 12pm, where you will be welcomed with a glass of Moët and Chandon champagne on arrival followed by a 4-course lunch. Beverages will be available for purchase from the bar.

Place your bets with the bookie and watch the race live from Flemington Racecourse on our big screen.

For your chance to win prizes for best hat, best tie, best dressed and the lucky door prize, be sure to come dressed to impress!

Our bar will remain open all afternoon, so feel free to stick around for the after party and enjoy a few more drinks and a boogie with your friends.

Menu:
• 1st course: Sashimi plate, tuna, salmon, kingfish
• 2nd course: Spring vegetable salad, truffle dressing
• 3rd course: Grain fed sirloin, potato and celeriac gratin, radish, pepper sauce
• 4th course: Cheesecake, sheep’s yoghurt, mint jelly, yuzu sorbet

Prizes:
• Best dressed female – $250 Glass Brasserie dining voucher
• Best dressed male – $250 Luke’s Kitchen dining voucher
• Best hat – Monogram bag by Bellevue Monogram
• Best tie – Luke Mangan Providores hamper
• Lucky door prize – bottle of French Champagne

Event details

8 Danks St, Waterloo

Tuesday 6 November 2018 from 12pm to 6.30pm

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Introduction to Calligraphy at The Grounds of Alexandria

Wednesday 7 November 2018

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 will develop your practice into the alphabet – both upper and lowercase. Each letter will be deconstructed into strokes to help you understand the letter structure.

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

Tickets includes calligraphy 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

Wednesday 7 November 2018 from 6pm to 8.30pm
Wednesday 12 December 2018 from 6pm to 8.30pm
Wednesday 16 January 2019 from 6pm to 8.30pm

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From Seed to Cup

Thursday 8 November 2018

Ever wondered where the coffee beans in your kitchen come from?

Why is it that different types of coffee taste so different when brewed in the same maker?

What are the most common mistakes to avoid next time you buy a bag of beans?

If you’re interested in any of the questions above, then this event might be just for you!

Come along and immerse in the coffee journey with us.

Here is what you will learn:

  • 10 cool facts you didn’t know about coffee
  • What is specialty coffee and why is it worth while exploring?
  • Where does coffee grow?
  • How is coffee being processed and why does it make a difference in the cup?
  • How do green beans land at the local roastery?
  • What happens in coffee roasting and how does it influence flavour?
  • How does our choices of grinding, brewing technology and maker impact the end result?

This event is for all the coffee curios out there.

We start off with some facts about coffee and an introduction to specialty coffee, followed by an exciting talk by Mr Tercio Borba from 3Bothers Australia, who will share the work the family does in Brazil working with farmers to secure quality green beans, import and distribute it in Australia.

Ofra Ronen, a coffee professional, will talk about the process from green beans to cup, covering roasting, cupping, grinding and brewing.

The last part will be a fun tasting from various brewers, examining variants in a cup with natural vs washed coffee and filter roast vs espresso roast.

Get a bag of fresh bean samples to take home and 15% off most items in the venue.

This event is the first in our Bringing Coffee and Community Together events series sponsored by the City of Sydney’s Night Diversification Program.

Join us for the fun!

Event ran by Di Bartoli Coffee.

Event details

647 Botany Rd, Rosebery

Thursday 8 November 2018 from 6pm to 8pm

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