Diary

Learning: Plumpton Park became a classroom for 180 children on Friday. Years 5-6 pupils from Tregear, St Marys Whalan, Kingswood and Braddock Public Schools rolled up their sleeves for the annual Regional Catchment Field Day. The event aimed to raise awareness of stormwater pollution, water quality and catchment health. It coincided with National Water Week. Pupils did a series of practical activities, including an environmental board game, macro invertebrate sampling, a biodiversity and wildlife walk, litter count at a gross pollutant trap, water testing and being water pollution detectives. Greening Australia ran a mobile nursery to show how to pot native plants. Penrith and Blacktown Councils co-hosted the event.
Learning: Plumpton Park became a classroom for 180 children on Friday. Years 5-6 pupils from Tregear, St Marys Whalan, Kingswood and Braddock Public Schools rolled up their sleeves for the annual Regional Catchment Field Day. The event aimed to raise awareness of stormwater pollution, water quality and catchment health. It coincided with National Water Week. Pupils did a series of practical activities, including an environmental board game, macro invertebrate sampling, a biodiversity and wildlife walk, litter count at a gross pollutant trap, water testing and being water pollution detectives. Greening Australia ran a mobile nursery to show how to pot native plants. Penrith and Blacktown Councils co-hosted the event.
Learning: Plumpton Park became a classroom for 180 children on Friday. Years 5-6 pupils from Tregear, St Marys Whalan, Kingswood and Braddock Public Schools rolled up their sleeves for the annual Regional Catchment Field Day. The event aimed to raise awareness of stormwater pollution, water quality and catchment health. It coincided with National Water Week. Pupils did a series of practical activities, including an environmental board game, macro invertebrate sampling, a biodiversity and wildlife walk, litter count at a gross pollutant trap, water testing and being water pollution detectives. Greening Australia ran a mobile nursery to show how to pot native plants. Penrith and Blacktown Councils co-hosted the event.

Learning: Plumpton Park became a classroom for 180 children on Friday. Years 5-6 pupils from Tregear, St Marys Whalan, Kingswood and Braddock Public Schools rolled up their sleeves for the annual Regional Catchment Field Day. The event aimed to raise awareness of stormwater pollution, water quality and catchment health. It coincided with National Water Week. Pupils did a series of practical activities, including an environmental board game, macro invertebrate sampling, a biodiversity and wildlife walk, litter count at a gross pollutant trap, water testing and being water pollution detectives. Greening Australia ran a mobile nursery to show how to pot native plants. Penrith and Blacktown Councils co-hosted the event.

■St Marys VIEW Club: Usually meets on fourth Wednesday of each month at St Marys RSL. Fun and friendship for women of all ages.

Details: 8807 7702.

■South Creek (St Marys) Probus Club: If you want an active retirement and enjoy outings, go to the meetings on the third Wednesday of the month, 10.30am, St Marys RSL, Mamre Road.

Contact: Gary 0414 468 773.

■ Free Beginners Computer Class: Learn the basics of internet, email and Windows on Thursdays, 9am-noon. Autumnleaf Neighbourhood Centre (Autumnleaf Parade and Timesweep Drive, St Clair). Booking are essential.

Details: 9834 2708.

■Zumba: New classes Autumnleaf Neighbourhood Centre (corner Autumnleaf Parade and Timesweep Drive, St Clair) every Thursday , 1.30pm-2.30pm. $5 a class

Details: 9834 2708 or email kimcarter@scynt.org.au.

■The Learning Lounge: Free service that provides homework help and educational support for young people in years 7-12. Tuesday afternoons in school term, 3.15pm-5.15pm, St Clair Youth Centre, 97A Cook Parade.

Details: Jessica, 9837 2708 or jessicadry@scynt.org.au.

■Rooty Hill and District Seniors Computing Club: Classes for beginners, advanced and internet. Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Details: Margaret, 9864 6528

■ Mt Druitt Commuters Improvement Group: Meetings every third Saturday of month, 10.30am-12.30pm, West Tradies Meeting Room, 247 Woodstock Avenue, Dharruk.

Details: Angie, 9835 1408.

■Mt Druitt Probus Club: Meets third Wednesday of month, 10.30am, Rooty Hill RSL.

Details: Tony 0412 416 727 or Les 9625 9072.

■Sale: Washed Up Treasure Op Shops. Family fashion, shoes, videos, books, furniture, household goods, clothing half price, most items only $2. Emerton Shopping Centre (Jersey Road entrance). Weekdays 9am-4pm, Saturdays 9am-2pm. Fundraising supports the (WASH) House.

Details: Jenny, 9628 5570.

■St Clair Youth and Neighbourhood Centre: Mondays: Patchwork classes 1pm-3.30pm, $10 a class. Tuesdays: Gentle Exercise class for over 40s, 11am-noon, $5 a class. Tuesdays (fortnightly): Fab 40s Women's Social Group, $2 a week, 12.30-2.30pm. Wednesday: Heartmoves Gentle Exercise Class for over 40s, 10.30am-11.30am, $5 a class. Wednesdays: ESL tutoring for adults 9.30-10.30am, free. Thursdays: Kids' Arcade, St Clair Youth Centre, ages 8-12, $3 a child, 3.30pm-5pm.

Details: 9834 2708.

■Erskine Park Community Centre: Tuesdays: Yoga for beginners, 10am-11.30am, $6 a class. Wednesdays: Seniors Social group, 11am-2pm, $7/meeting. Fridays: Sewing group, 10am-12.30pm, $12 a class. Fridays: (in school terms) Youth Drop, 57 Peppertree Drive, Erskine Park 3pm-5pm, ages 12-17, fee.

Details: 9834 2708.

■St Clair Youth and Neighbourhood Centre: JP services Monday-Thursday 9am-2pm, Autumnleaf Neighbourhood Centre.

■St Clair Youth Centre Drop: Monday and Wednesday (in school terms), 97A Cook Parade, St Clair, 3pm-6pm, free.

■Kids Arcade: Thursdays, St Clair Youth Centre, ages 8-12, games, craft, $3 a child, 3.30pm-5pm.

Details: 9834 2708.

■Harvest Hub: Choose your vegie bag size ($20, $30 or $40) then pick it up from Autumnleaf Neighbourhood Centre, 3-5pm Tuesdays.

Details: 9834 2708.

■Crochet club: Wednesdays 10am-noon. $5 includes morning tea. Social morning for knitters or crocheters.

Details: Creative Spirit Centre Minchinbury www.creativespiritcentre.com.au.

■Cording or spinning classes: Thursdays 10.30am, fortnightly, $5.

Details: Creative Spirit Centre Minchinbury www.creativespiritcentre.com.au.

■Card making: Fridays, 10am-noon. $5.

Details: Creative Spirit Centre Minchinbury www.creativespiritcentre.com.au.

■Tie dying: By appointment.

Details: Creative Spirit Centre Minchinbury, www.creativespiritcentre.com.au.

■Whalan community action group classes: Mondays: furniture restoration, 9am, Heart Moves, 11.30am. Thursdays: wood working, 9am, craft and laughs, 9am, kinda dance classes, 9.30am tai chi, noon. All sessions and classes $5, at former Whalan High School, M block, Mimica Avenue.

Details: Graham, 9677 9503.

■Computing for Seniors: Penrith Valley Seniors Computing Club, Penrith Seniors Centre, 86 Station Street. Beginners, Microsoft Office, Vista, Windows 7, Windows Movie Maker and more.

Details: George, 0408 606 473 or Alan, 4736 5541.

■Markets: Dean Park, December.

Details: Karen, 9626 5128.

■Social Club: TNC Inc is a recreation service for people with a mild to moderate intellectual disability.

Details: 9671 7217.

■Penrith City National Servicemen's Association: Meets third Sunday of each month at 10.30am, Penrith RSL Club.

Details: John Taylor 9864 6967.

■St Marys Area Community Development Project: Women's Purse Group, open to all women looking for social activities. St Marys Corner, Arts and Crafts Studio. Entrance via Swanston Street, St Marys. Meets Mondays during school term, 10am-noon. Cost $3 a week.

Details: Lisa, 9673 2169.

■HPSOP: The Health Promotion Service for Older People is looking for volunteers 50 years and older from any languages to talk about health issues to groups of older people.

Details: Habib or Barbara, 9281 3588, 1800 451 488 or email health@cpsa.org.au.

■Al-Anon Meeting: Al-Anon groups provide support and understanding for families affected by alcoholism. Community Connection, 114-116 Henry Street, first floor, Mondays, noon.

Details: 4736 4504.

■ Solo A Circle Of Friends: For 55s and over who enjoy social interaction through monthly meetings and outings.

Details: Send self-addressed envelope to Secretary PO Box 7557 South Penrith 2750.

■Penrith City Garden Club: Meets third Monday of each month, 7.30pm, Jamison Room, Nepean Shores, Penrith. All welcome.

Details: Heather, 0408 365 002.

■ Ladies' Friendship Group: If you enjoy quilting, embroidery, knitting, handicraft or just want some laughs come along to North St Marys Neighbourhood Centre, North St Marys, on Wednesdays, between 10am-2pm.

Details: Pauline, 9835 6894 or Gaye, 9625 7645.

■Penrith and District Philatelic Society: Meets first Thursday of each month, 8pm, CWA Rooms, Tindale Street, Penrith.

Details: kruger.uwe@gmail.com.

■Overeaters Anonymous: Meets St Marys, Thursday, 7pm-8.30pm.

Details: 0418 484 382 or www.oasydney.org.