Focus on water
Amateur photographers can enter their photos showing the value of local rivers and creeks and the life they support, in Penrith Council's environmental photography competition.
This year's theme is Local Water, Local Life.
The winners of the open (over-18) and youth (12-18) sections will receive a $500 photographic gift voucher and double passes to Penrith Whitewater Stadium.
The under-12 winner gets a $250 photographic gift voucher.
A free outdoor photography workshop will be held at Waterside Estate, Cranebrook, on October 20.
Phone 4732 8055 or email email@example.com to book.
Entries close on October 25.
Go to penrithcity.nsw.gov.au/PhotoComp for an entry form.
The Blacktown Family SportsFest is on this Saturday at Rooty Hill from noon to 3pm.
Take on the Ironman Challenge and Junior Sports Hero's inflatables, get your face painted in your sporting team's colours and win prizes in competitions.
Watch the Mascot Race, with GWS Giants' G-Man, Blacktown Leisure Centre's Surfee Steve and Surfee Sandy, Big Bash Cricket Team Sydney Thunder's Maximus Thunder, Emerton Leisure Centre's Sammy the Sea Star, Blacktown Little Kickers' Lenny Kicker and Sydney Blue Sox's Syd.
Details: Blacktown International Sportspark's athletics centre, Rooty Hill; 9839 6593.