Forum on transport
Mt Druitt Commuters Improvement Group will hold its public transport Making A Statement Day this Saturday, 1pm-4pm, at Mt Druitt Hub, rooms one and two.
The free forum will give residents a chance to listen to speakers from government, bus companies and western Sydney public transport users about local transport issues.
Topics will include the campaign for a free Mount Druitt shuttle bus, lack of disability-friendly buses, the need for more early morning and late night services and the return of the full 855 route and Shalvey services.
Residents will get a chance to have their say.
Free tea and coffee will be provided.
Mount Druitt Hub is at 9 Ayres Grove, opposite Dawson Mall.
Details: Angela, 9835 1408.
Ball to help charity
A charity fundraising ball will be held at Major Oak Theatre Restaurant, St Marys, on October 20, to raise money for the Prostate and Breast Cancer Foundations.
Tickets are $69, which includes a three-course meal, beer and wine and entertainment all night ($12 from each ticket will be donated to charity).
Details: Mick and Linda Mathews, 9834 5296.
No interest loans
Fair trading minister Anthony Roberts recently visited Anglicare Mount Druitt to present $50,505 to establish the No Interest Loans Scheme. This community-managed small loan program, developed by the Good Shepherd Youth and Family Service, provides interest-free loans to low-income earners to buy essential household or medical goods and services.
Potential applicants must have a Centrelink health care or pension card or qualify and be able to show they can repay the loan within 18 months.
The maximum loan available is for $1200.
Details: 1800 509 994.
Glendenning-based M&K Plumbing owner Damian Moon will team up with mates Robert McGregor, Don Mealey and George Wooll for the Camp Quality esCarpade this month.
About 80 cars will take part in the fundraising trek from Newcastle to Canberra via Mudgee, Forbes, Griffith, Wagga Wagga and Tumut.
The team would like to thank Coldys at Windsor, Carline Mufflers, Premier Auto Mechanical Repairs, Freemans Transport Glendenning and Autobarn Mount Druitt for their work on preparing the 1973 Ford Hearse for the trip.
They also thanked Fencing Warehouse for their donations and support and all their friends and family for their help in raising money for Camp Quality and kids with cancer.
Colyton's creative talents fuelled zines, soundscapes, painting, poetry and other creative works in the (re)Presenting Colyton exhibition on display at St Clair Library last week.
The works were done by nine Colyton residents working with four artists through Penrith Council's Neighbourhood Renewal Program.
They were produced in weekly workshops at Colyton Neighbourhood Centre.
Artworks included a I love to be random soundscape, small and large prayer flags, acrylic on hemp canvas and large portrait flags, The Fire of Youths' Hearts poem on canvas and images and photos from the workshops.
Participating residents included Lindsay Armitage, Jane Burcham, Renee Edwards, Shahni Edwards, Atalana Essekia, Tanya Kalolo, Kerry-Anne Peterson, Kristy-Anne Peterson and Gloria Wan.
Artists who worked on the project are Jacqueline Olivetti, Matte Rochford, Claire Nakazawa and Lucia Scurrah.