Mount Druitt Historical Society has two speakers for its open day at The Manse on Saturday (September 14).
Ilet Grgich will talk about family history using the Family Search covering the LDS church website, and other web sites such as the free BMD from 10.30am-noon.
History author Carol Baxter will talk about her new book The Peculiar Case of the Electric Constable from 1.30-3pm.
Cost: $6 for one talk, $10 for both.
Bookings are essential.
Details: Hazel, 8807 0169.
Residents are urged to beware of magpies who nest at this time of year.
"Spring is when nesting magpies are protective of their young and tend to swoop on people walking underneath," Penrith mayor Mark Davies said.
Details: NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service on 1300 361 967 or Council on 4732 7777.
Legal aid boost
Free legal services for low-income residents in Mount Druitt have had a federal funding boost with an extra $150,000 for the Mount Druitt and Area Community Legal Centre over three years from 2014-15.
Chifley MP Ed Husic said it means the centre can help meet the demand for domestic violence and family law services.
"The centre will be able to employ more frontline lawyers and staff to help with family law, mortgage stress, employment law, domestic violence and consumer law," he said.
Residents seeking help can call 1800 737 732.