IN BRIEF

Free hearing checks

The Australian Hearing bus will offer free hearing checks and raise hearing health awareness in Mount Druitt and Woodcroft.

The mobile hearing service has provided 28,000 free hearing checks across Australia since it was launched in 2009.

Around 60 per cent of Australians over 60 suffer from hearing loss.

"A hearing check is a quick and easy way to measure the sounds you can and can't hear," Australian Hearing Blacktown manager Lauren Calvert said.

It will be in Dawson Mall, Mount Druitt on Sunday (May 11) and Monday, 9.30am-3pm.

It will be at Woodcroft Village Shopping Centre next Wednesday (May 14), 9am-4pm, corner of Richmond Road and Woodcroft Drive, Woodcroft.

No appointment is necessary.

UFO sightings

Mount Druitt Historical Society Inc will have guest speaker Sean Cusack give a talk on his investigations into UFO sightings on May 10.

His topics will be Rendlesham Forest incident: UFOs visiting United States Airforce Base in the '80s. Also Cisco Grove incident: Man has night of horror being terrorised by alien beings.

The event will be 7pm for a 7.30pm start with supper included at The Manse, 23 The Avenue, Mount Druitt. Details: Hazel 8807 0169. Cost: $5.

Female football

Football NSW has kicked off its 2014 Female Football Week.

From coaching courses and school programs to referees courses and football clinics, the week is dedicated to females and football.

"Female football opportunities are continuously growing and FNSW are proud to support and acknowledge all females in our sport," game development manager Hayley Todd said.

Activities include a game of mothers versus daughters, a referee course at Valentine Park, Glenwood, a school gala day in Erskine Park and a sports day at Blacktown International Sportspark.

Family fun day

St Clair Youth Neighbourhood Team will celebrate Neighbourhood Centres Week with a family fun day on May 17, 10am-2pm.

There will be market stalls, face painting, jumping castle, petting zoo, Rooby Roo and more.

It will Autumnleaf Neighbourhood Centre, corner of Autumnleaf Parade and Timesweep Drive, St Clair.

Stallholders are needed.

Details: 9834 2708 or email kimcarter@scynt.org.au.

Trees for Mum

Penrith Council invites residents to plant a tree for Mother's Day on Sunday at Regentville.

Trees for Mum is a national event supported by Landcare Australia, which encourages all ages to celebrate their mother and the beauty of life.

All trees and plants are Australian natives.

Participants should wear trousers, a long-sleeve shirt, closed-toe shoes, hat and sunscreen.

Trees for Mum will be held at Gibbes Street, off Spencer Street, Regentville, 9am-noon.

Access is 600 metres south of the M4 and Mulgoa Road intersection.

It's free to take part but registrations are

essential.

Details: 4732 8088.

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