Free pre-employment training for those over 45 is available at St Marys from this Friday, November 1. This short course for anyone wishing to enter or re-enter the workforce, combines job-search training with modules in customer service, occupational health and safety and working with diversity.
Details: Skilling & Employment 9673 1225 or Majestic, 0411 688 868.
On yer, council
Residents approved Penrith Council through a July community survey.
Run by Micromex Research, it involved 600 phone surveys from a random sample of residents representing different ages, genders, wards and property types. Respondents were asked to give an importance and satisfaction rating of 0 to 10 about the council's services and facilities and indicate their perceptions and satisfaction about community wellbeing, safety, community pride and feeling connected in their neighbourhood and cultural activities and events.
Full findings: penrithcity.nsw.gov.au/Our-Council/Documents/Monitoring-Progress.
Manila Chamber Singers will sing at Blacktown Arts Centre on Friday at 2pm and 7pm. It's a Filipino choir of non-professional award-winning singers promoting Filipino culture and music. Kundiman (traditional Filipino love songs) singer Miguel Castro, of the Filipino Tenors, will perform with locals Stella Cunningham, Sydney Sonata Singers and Angelica Mauhay. Cost: $15 (matinee), $25 (evening).
Details: artscentre.blacktown.nsw .gov.au or Redland Events, 8064 2422.