What’s on around the town

FAMILY HISTORY: Penrith Library is hosting a series of fun and informative events on family history on Saturday, March 25. In conjunction with the Nepean Family History Society, State Archives and local bookbinder Ted Chapman, the day will help people research and preserve their family history. Nepean Family History Society will have volunteers available while the State Archives will present talks on the preservation of historical documents, and on the government records they hold and how to access them. Mulgoa resident Ted Chapman will be repeating his popular workshop on bookbinding and the techniques used. Penrith Library staff will present talks on researching local and family history. Bookings for talks essential. Details: penrithhistory.com.

HIT THE BOOKS: You can learn how to research your family history at the local library.

HIT THE BOOKS: You can learn how to research your family history at the local library.

STALLHOLDERS WANTED: The Baby and Kids Market will be back in Penrith on Sunday, April 2 from 9am to noon. Book your stall online today to recycle your quality pre-loved babies and children’s goods. For details go to the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/559582287578808/

COMPUTER CLASSES: Presented by the Vietnam Veterans Association of Australia every Tuesday and Wednesday, 9am-noon, in the Train at St Marys RSL Club, corner Hall Street and Mamre Road, St Marys. Informal classes catering for beginners, more experienced and retired seniors wanting help with current software and using internet for research and emails. On Thursdays 9am-11am there will be a class on digital photo manipulation using Photoshop Elements 5. Bookings essential. Details: Keith, 9833 4700 .

BUY AND SELL: Pre-loved and new bargains are on offer at the next Baby and Kids Market.

BUY AND SELL: Pre-loved and new bargains are on offer at the next Baby and Kids Market.

GENTLE EXERCISE: Classes are held every Wednesday during school terms, noon-1pm, at St Marys Community Centre Main Hall, Swanston Street, St Marys Corner. Cost is $6. Wear comfy clothes and joggers, bring water and a towel. Easy exercise catering for all fitness levels, ages and abilities. Details: St Marys Area Community Development Project Inc, phone 9673 2169.

HELP FOR VETERANS: Free, confidential help is available to veterans of all conflicts at the Veterans Welfare Centre, The Train, corner Mamre Road  and Hall Street, St Marys. Drop in for coffee and a chat about your needs or concerns, 9am-1pm, Monday to Friday. Trained consultants can assist with the confusing DVA application forms. Details: 9833 4700 or go the website www.vvaastmarys.com.au.

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