■ The 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. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
■ Learning Circles: For women who have "parenting alone" in common. You might be a single mum or have a partner but feel that you parent alone. If you are ready to go to work or just starting to think about it this is a good place to start. Details: Georgie, 9677 1962.
■ 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.
■ Cuppa Club: Activities for seniors at St Marys Uniting Church, 49 Brisbane Street, St Marys. Mondays, 9.30am-noon, includes morning tea. Details: Daphne, 4735 2746.
■Art Class: Learn skills in drawing and painting. Cost $10. Erskine Park Community Centre, 57 Peppertree Drive, Erskine Park, 6.30pm-8.30pm. Details: Kim Carter, 9834 2708 or email@example.com.
■ Seniors Train Travellers: Group for 55s and over. Enjoy social interaction, guest speakers and outings. Details: Send stamped self-addressed envelope to Group Leader, PO Box 7521 South Penrith, NSW 2750. Include name, address and telephone number.
■ 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.
■ Penrith and District Philatelic Society: Meets first Thursday of each month, 8pm, CWA Rooms, Tindale Street, Penrith. Details: firstname.lastname@example.org.
■ Washin-Kan Karate: Karate classes, Colyton Public School, Monday and Wednesday nights, 6.30pm-8pm during school terms. Details: Bruce Bentley, 0406 907 637.
■ Foster Carers: Wesley Dalmar is looking to recruit foster carers. Details: Sarah Chapple or Katherine Leonard, 4723 9288.
■ GROW: Are you living with depression, anxiety, loneliness or low self-esteem? Try GROW'S 12 Step Program. Meet Mondays, 11am, Community Health Centre, Buran Close, Mt Druitt. Details: 9633 1800 or 1800 558 268.
■ Country Women's Association: St Marys branch meets third Monday of each month, 10.30am, St Marys Cultural Precinct, corner Mamre Road and Great Western Highway. Details: 4733 8894.
■ Oakhurst Gumnuts playgroup: Meets Tuesdays at Oakhurst Neighbourhood Centre, 51 Standish Avenue, Oakhurst, 10am-noon, in school terms. Details: Lauren, email@example.com.
■ Community Watch: Meets first Thursday of each month, 7.30pm, Dean Park Community Development Project, 9 Yarramundi Drive, Dean Park. For Dean Park, Glendenning, Woodcroft, Plumpton, Hassall Grove and Oakhurst residents who want to build a safer and stronger community. Details: Karen, 9626 5128.
■ First Whalan Scout Group: Seeks cubs, scouts and venturers to join in the fun of camping, caving, abseiling and more fun activities. Details: Toni, 0401 274 544.
■ St Marys Band Club Pipes and Drums: Free tuition for bagpipes and drums. Wednesdays, 7pm. Details: Hugh, 0419 630 230.
■ Dean Park Community Development Project: Tai chi, card making, beginners' line dancing, Zumba, fitness classes, walking groups and a social group. Details: Karen, 9626 5128.
■ English classes: Every Friday, 9.30am-11.30am in school terms at Rooty Hill Anglican church, corner Westminster Street and Rooty Hill Road North. Childcare available. Cost $2 a class. Details: 0405 471 059.
■ B.E.D. United Residents Action Group: Represents Blackett, Emerton and Dharruk. Meets fourth Wednesday of each month, 1pm, 179 Popondetta Rd, Blackett. Details: Ron 8807 0308.
■ Blacktown Stroke Recovery Club: Meets Mondays Blacktown Workers Club, 10am-noon for cards, dominoes and support for stroke survivors, their carers and families. Details: John, 9628 0968.
■ Aphasia Club: Meets third Thursday of each month at Mount Druitt Hospital's Rehabilitation Hub, 2pm-3.30pm for people with aphasia, their families and friends for support and social interaction. Details: John, 9628 0968.