Garage sale call
Blacktown Council encourages individuals and groups to have a garage sale on the same day as many in the rest of the country — on Saturday, October 26.
Since starting three years ago, the Garage Sale Trail has prevented about one million items from going to landfill, generated more than $1 million in local economic activity, facilitated $3 million in fund-raising and created a wealth of of neighbourly connections across Australia.
Register for free at garagesaletrail.com.au.
Help for cyclists
Blacktown Council in collaboration with BikeWise is running a free all-ages Commuter Essentials Bicycle Maintenance workshop on Saturday, November 9, 10am-3pm at Grantham Heritage Park, Seven Hills.
Topics will include caring for bikes, putting on and taking off wheels and tyres, and brake and gear adjustments.
There will also be an introduction to cable systems.
Bring your own bike and lunch.
Bookings are essential.
Details: 9839 6000 or bikewise.com.au.
Business on show
Rooty Hill business Indoor Nature will be on show at Grand Designs Live at the Sydney Exhibition and Convention Centre on October 18-20.
Visitors can find ideas and advice for their homes from 200 exhibitors and celebrity experts, including Grand Designs hosts Kevin McCloud and Peter Maddison.