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  • Poppies Project
    Saturday 1 - Sunday 30 April
    ANZAC Poppy Project

    Help us remember those who fought for Australia by creating handmade poppies to be placed on our memorial wall.

  • Crop and Swap
    Saturday 29 April, 10am - 11am
    Crop and Swap

    Do you find yourself with an excess of fruit, herbs, flowers or eggs? Join our swap! No money is involved, it's simply a swap of excess food items.

  • Boardwalk - Crosslands by Francis Keogh
    Sunday 30 April, 9am - 12pm
    Estuary Bushwalk Crosslands

    This easy walk showcases the diversity of the estuary environment in Berowra Creek; both in the salt water conditions upstream of Crosslands Reserve and into the freshwater reaches towards Galston Gorge. FULLY BOOKED
    Distance: 6km
    Grade: 3

  • local rural firefighters
    Sunday 30 April, 10am-12pm
    Do you know what to do in an emergency?

    Come and meet your local emergency services to find out what to do in an emergency.

  • 'Marigold' by Eva Molner
    Monday 1 - Sunday 14 May
    Visual Dialogues

    A vibrant exhibition of contemporary and traditional artwork from David Hammersley, Gusztav Ilosvay, Eva Molnar, Vladimir Pavlovic, Jeanette Watson and Elizabeth Wilson.

  • science kids experiments
    Monday 1 May, Monday 8 May, Monday 15 May, Monday 22 May, 4.30pm-5.30pm
    Junior Science Club

    The aim of this program is to stimulate young scientists' curiosity and instil confidence through genuine scientific based investigations. For children 6-8 years of age.

  • Code4Fun
    Every Tuesday, from 2 May till 27 June (9 weeks)
    Coding Courses for Y4 - Y6 Children

    Students learn the main programming concepts while creating their own computer games and interactive animated projects. Y3 - Y6 students.

  • Code4Fun
    Every Tuesday, from 2 May till 27 June (9 weeks)
    Coding Courses for Y1 - Y3 Children

    Students learn the main programming concepts while creating their own computer games and interactive animated projects. For Y1 - Y3 students.

  • Tech Savvy Seniors - Mandarin
    4 weeks, beginning Wednesday 3 May
    Tech Savvy Seniors - Cantonese

    Free technology training for seniors, in Cantonese. Presented in partnership with Telstra and the State Library.

  • Echidna Kids
    Thursday 4 May, 10am - 11.30am
    Echidna Kids Bushwalk - pram friendly

    This special bush discovery walk is tailored for preschool children aged three to five years old, exploring the Mambara Track at Pennant Hills.
    Distance: 800m
    Grade: 1

  • Stephen Napier
    Thursday 4 May, 6.30pm
    Meet the Author - Stephen Napier

    Meet Stephen Napier author of The Armoured Campaign in Normandy, June-August, 1944

  • Worm farming
    Thursday 4 May, 9.30am
    Compost and Worm Farming workshop

    Composting is a fun and easy way to recycle your garden and kitchen waste. Compost improves your garden soil, saves space in your red or green bin and saves you money.

  • Thursday 4 May, 2pm - 4pm
    Community Connections - KH Volunteer Service

    Come and have a chat with the Ku-ring-gai Hornsby Volunteer Service about ways you can make a contribution to the community.

  • Chickens
    Friday 5 May, 10.30am
    Backyard Chicken Workshop

    Thinking about getting chooks? You’ll love them! They give so much and don’t ask for much in return. Learn how to keep them safe and happy and get the most out of your friendly feathered friends at your place.

  • Groundcovers
    Saturday 6 May, 1.30pm - 4.30pm
    Grasses Workshop

    A great workshop to fine tune your grass identification skills for both native and exotic species. Suitable for both beginners and experience volunteers.

    FULLY BOOKED

  • Carol Baxter
    Tuesday 9 May, 6.30pm
    Meet the Author: Carol Baxter

    Meet Carol Baxter author of The Fabulous Flying Mrs Miller.

  • kimbriki and ecogarden
    Wednesday 10 May, 9am
    Kimbriki Tour and Garden Talk

    On the tour of the Kimbriki site you will see how your green waste is transformed into a usable garden product. We will then stop at the Eco Garden and hear a short talk on eco gardening.

  • Wednesday 10 May, 5.30pm - 8pm
    Wildlife Spotlighting Activity

    A special event to showcase the secretive world of our local nocturnal animals and discover what they get up to when the rest of us are getting to sleep.
    Distance: 3km
    Grade: 3

  • Thursday 11 May, 2pm - 4pm
    Chinese Australian Services Society (CASS) - 华人服务社(在社区内常被称为 CASS)

    Assistance to newly arrived Chinese-speaking migrants 协助的内容包括:家庭功能,房屋,工作,教育,长者照顾,健康及福利。

  • wsv
    Friday 12 May, 4pm - 9pm
    The Westside Vibe

    The Westside Vibe will re-invent Hornsby’s gritty laneway as a venue of rhythm, creativity, colour, and the smells and flavours of global cuisine.

  • Carrs Bush
    Monday 15 May, 6pm - 9pm
    Bushcode Refresher Workshop

    For existing Bushcare volunteers to renew membership.

    FULLY BOOKED

  • 'Transcendence' by Carolyn Haywood
    Tuesday 16 - Sunday 28 May
    Breath

    Part of the Head On Photo Festival, a poetic photographic response to Hornsby Shire exploring creativity, majesty, symbiosis, sustainability and hope for infinite renewal.

  • 'Wisemans Ferry Inn Museum' by Jacqui Dean
    Tuesday 16 - Sunday 28 May
    Hidden Hornsby

    Part of the Head On Photo Festival, see features of Hornsby’s heritage and modern architecture re-imagined.

  • lawyers hammer
    Tuesday 16 May, 7pm
    Changes to Strata Laws - Law Week

    Recent changes to strata laws will impact strata living for residents, landlords and tenants.

  • lawyers hammer
    Wednesday 17 May, 2pm
    Wills, Powers of Attorney and Enduring Guardianships - Law Week - Pennant Hills

    Making a will and appointing a power of attorney or enduring guardian are important decisions.

  • Thursday 18 May, 2pm - 4pm
    Community Connections - NDIS Uniting

    Helping people with a disability and their families get the most of the NDIS.

  • Learner drivers
    Thursday 18 May, 6.30pm
    Teaching Your Learner Driver

    This workshop offers practical advice and information on how to help learner drivers become safer drivers while completing the Graduated Licensing Scheme.

  • Australian money
    Friday 19 May, 9am
    'Bring your Bills' Day

    St Vincent de Paul, Hornsby Shire Council and the Energy and Water Ombudsman NSW (EWON) have joined together to hold a free event to help consumers with bills, housing, health, legal and finances issues.

  • lawyers hammer
    Friday 19 May, 2pm
    Cyber Safety for Older People - Law Week

    This talk provides information about common online scams and how to identify them and provides practical tips on how to avoid scams.

  • View of Berowra Waters
    Sunday 21 May, 9am - 1pm
    Djarra Ridge Bushwalk

    This long walk will traverse the southern section of Muogamarra Nature Reserve. Highlights include many species of threatened flora and a wide diversity of tree species. FULLY BOOKED
    Distance: 8km
    Grade: 4

  • Tea and biscuits
    Monday 22 May, 10am-12pm
    Australias Biggest Morning Tea

    Kick off Library and Information week with a cuppa and something yummy, whilst supporting the Cancer Council.

  • Tuesday 23 May, 6.30pm-8.30pm
    Sydney Writers Festival: Jane Hutcheon

    Author of China Baby Love: An Australian Grandmother's life-changing mission to help China's orphans

  • Thursday 25 May, 2pm - 4pm
    Community Connections - Waitara Family Centre

    Waitara Family Centre provides a range of family and parenting services that directly address family well-being, parenting, relationship skills, and early childhood development.

  • Bottlebrush by Janie News
    Saturday 27 May, 9am - 12pm
    Westleigh Loop

    This walk will look at the Hornsby diatreme in relation to geology, place in the landscape and resultant vegetation and compare it with Hawkesbury sandstone geology and vegetation.
    Distance: 5km
    Grade: 3

  • ecogarden 200
    Saturday 27 May, 10am - 12:30pm
    Eco Garden Talk and Tour

    Are you keen to make your garden more environmentally friendly, productive and healthy? Enjoy a morning at the Eco Garden and discover what makes it grow.

  • Volunteering Expo
    Tuesday 30 May, 11am
    Volunteering Expo

    Want to make a difference in your community? Come and find out how you can get involved and stay connected with your community through volunteering.

  • Thursday 1 June, 2pm - 4pm
    Community Connections - KH Meals on Wheels Service

    Meet with a Meals on Wheels representative, find out about their services and volunteering opportunities.

  • Bushwalk people 1
    Thursday 1 June, 9am - 12pm
    Stringybark Ridge & The Jungo Bushwalks

    Explore the southern areas of Berowra Valley Regional Park on this special school holiday activity from the open heathy- woodland of Stringybark Ridge top down to the creek junction at the Jungo then returning along the thickly forested Zig Zag Creek valley.

  • science kids experiments
    Thursday 1 June, Thursday 8 June, Thursday 15 June, Thursday 22 June, 4.30pm-5.30pm
    The Young Investigators Club

    In this fascinating program, young scientist will investigate and illuminate different fields of science through numerous practical experiments. For children 9-12 years of age.

  • Non toxic cleaning workshop
    Friday 2 June, 10.30am
    The Great Cleaning Rethink

    Come along to this hands-on workshop to get easy and inexpensive tips on how to use non toxic alternatives in your home.

  • cvr-tile
    Friday 2 June 10am - 12pm
    Children's Voices for Reconciliation

    Free concert event celebrating National Reconciliation Day. School children express their understanding of reconciliation between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Australians through story, song, dance, speech poetry or the display of artwork.

  • Brooklyn
    Saturday 3 June, Various times
    World Environment Day Brooklyn Free Guided Bushwalk

    Join the celebrations for World Environment Day at Upper McKell Park, Brooklyn. Explore Brooklyn’s cultural history and natural beauty on one of two free guided walks.
    Grade: 3

  • Hornsby Shire Environment Festival
    Saturday 3 June, 11am
    Hornsby Shire Environment Festival

    This year the picnic area of Upper McKell Park in Brooklyn overlooking the picturesque Hawkesbury River is the location to celebrate World Environment Day 2017.

  • Native Plant Giveaway
    Saturday 3 June, 11am - 2pm
    Native Plant Giveaway

    Using local native plants in your garden can attract native wildlife, are better suited to the local soil type and require less water than introduced plants.
    For ratepayers from all Hornsby Shire Council suburbs.

  • Recycling sorting plant
    Monday 5 June, 9am
    Recycling Tour

    Ever wondered what happens to the mix of materials in your yellow bin? Come on a tour of the Materials Recycling Facility and find out how your paper is sorted from your plastic containers.

  • Electricity bill
    Monday 5 June, 10am
    Energy Made Easy

    Do you dread opening your electricity bill every quarter? Join us and become more aware of what you are paying each quarter and go home with easy, low cost tips to reduce your electricity usage.

  • Hawkesbury view
    Monday 5 June, 9am - 11.30am
    Lloyd Trig Guided Bushwalk

    Once again we have special entry to the stunning Muogamarra Nature Reserve at Cowan.
    Distance: 3.5km
    Grade: 3

  • Thursday 8 June, 2pm - 4pm
    Community Connections - Hammond Care

    Hammond Care specialises in dementia care including At Home Services, carer counselling and private care.

  • science girl beaker
    Friday 9 June, Friday 16 June, Friday 23 June, Friday 30 June, 10.30am-11.30am
    The Little Bang Discovery Club

    Young scientists and their accompanying parents will learn how practical and relevant science is through lots of hands on experiments and activities. For children 3-5 years of age.

  • Thursday 15 June, 2pm - 4pm
    Community Connections - NDIS Uniting

    Helping people with a disability and their families get the most of the NDIS.

  • Bushwalk people 1
    Sunday 18 June, 8am - 1pm
    Laughtondale - Hawkesbury River - Bushwalk

    A bushwalk showcasing the diversity of birdlife within some of the quieter and lesser known reserves around the Laughtondale area on the Hawkesbury River.
    Distance: 2km
    Grade: 2

  • Baby in child seat
    Thursday 22 June
    Child Seat Safety Checking Day

    Parents or Carers can have their child seats, harnesses and booster seats checked for safety and correct fit by an authorised restraint fitter.

  • Simon Gillard
    Thursday 29 June, 6.30pm
    Meet the Author: Simon Gillard

    Author of Life Sentence: A Police Officer's Battle with PTSD

  • Aboriginal dot painting
    Saturday 1 July, 2pm-4pm
    Aboriginal Seasons - With Aunty Fran

    Aunty Fran will take us on a journey through the annual seasons, only they're not Summer, Autumn, Winter or Spring.

  • Monica McInerney
    Monday 3 July, 6.30pm
    Meet the Author: Monica McInerney

    Author of The Trip of a Lifetime.

  • Carrs Bush
    Monday 3 July, 9am - 3pm
    Bushcode Workshop

    An essential workshop for anyone wishing to join Council’s Volunteer Bushcare Program. Learn about habitat restoration, bush regeneration techniques and what volunteering is all about.

  • Storytime
    Wednesday 5 July, 10am
    Holiday Storytime - Pennant Hills

    Join us for stories, songs, craft and refreshments.

  • Storytime
    Thursday 6 July, 10am
    Holiday Storytime - Hornsby

    Join us for stories, songs, craft and refreshments.

  • Storytime
    Thursday 6 July, 10.30am
    Holiday Storytime - Berowra

    Join us for stories, songs, craft and refreshments.

  • Rocky Outcrop by Daniel Nolan
    Sunday 9 July, 8.30am - 1.30pm
    Hunt the Hairy Geebung

    This long and challenging return walk will cover a range of trails in search of the elusive 'Hairy Geebung', a very rare plant found only in Hornsby Shire.
    Distance: 8.5km
    Grade: 4

  • Hornsby Shire Family Group
    Wednesday 19 July, 2pm - 4pm
    Hornsby Shire Family History Group July - Introduction to Irish Research

    Come hear Dr Perry McIntyre present an informative talk on Irish genealogy research.

  • Echidna Kids
    Thursday 20 July, 10am - 11:30am
    Echidna Kids - Preschool Bushwalk

    Tailored for preschool children aged three to five years old, children will discover the secrets of our local bushland, then enjoy creative activities at the Community Nursery.
    Distance: 800m
    Grade: 1

  • Bruce Venables
    Thursday 20 July, 6.30pm
    Meet the Author: Bruce Venables

    Come meet Bruce Venables, author of Eureka Run, a thrilling historical adventure set against the backdrop of the Eureka Stockade.

  • Non toxic cleaning workshop
    Saturday 22 July, 10am
    Non Toxic Cleaning Workshop

    Come along to this hands-on workshop to get easy and inexpensive tips on how to use non toxic alternatives in your home.

  • ecogarden 200
    Saturday 29 July, 10am - 12:30pm
    Eco Garden Talk and Tour

    Are you keen to make your garden more environmentally friendly, productive and healthy? Enjoy a morning at the Eco Garden and discover what makes it grow.

  • bushwalk
    Saturday, 29th July 2017, 9am - 11.30am
    Refuge Rock and Natural Arch Bushwalk

    Never been into the bush? This easy Grade 2 gentle return walk is tailor-made for people not familiar with walking in the Aussie bushland!
    Distance: 4km
    Grade: 2

  • After the rain
    Sunday 30 July, 9.00am - 1.00pm
    Blue Gum Walk

    Join us on this popular walk which follows some of the old logging trails in Hornsby Valley and reaches the Fishponds waterhole along Berowra Creek.
    Distance: 4.5km
    Grade: 4

  • dog
    Saturday 5 August, 10am - 11.30am
    Four Legged Friend Walk

    Clip on your loyal four legged friend’s leash and join in on this lovely walk within Fagan Park.
    Distance: 2km
    Grade: 2

  • kimbriki and ecogarden
    Tuesday 8 August, 9am
    Kimbriki Tour and Garden Talk

    On the tour of the Kimbriki site you will see how your green waste is transformed into a usable garden product. We will then stop at the Eco Garden and hear a short talk on eco gardening.

  • Marramarra Bushcare Walk
    Saturday 19 August, 9am - 12pm
    Marramarra Bushcare Walk

    Join us on a delightful walk in the wilderness of Marramarra. There will be plenty of wildflowers in bloom, fresh morning air and great company.

  • After the rain - Janie News
    Sunday 20 August, 9am - 12.30pm
    Nature Photography Bushwalk

    Love taking photos outdoors but not quite getting the results you’d hoped for? Then come along for this fun and interactive day out in both the bush and classroom.
    Distance: 1.5km
    Grade: 2

  • Sunday 20 August, 7.30am - 12.30pm
    Free chipping for mulch - Mount Kuring-gai

    Bring along your garden prunings and branches to our free chipping service and take home free mulch.

  • Recycling sorting plant
    Wednesday 23 August, 9am
    Recycling Tour

    Ever wondered what happens to the mix of materials in your yellow bin? Come on a tour of the Materials Recycling Facility and find out how your paper is sorted from your plastic containers.

  • bushwalk
    Saturday 26 August 2017, 9am - 12pm
    Appletree Bay Bushwalk

    This track follows an eastern running ridgeline producing beautiful scenic views over Cowan Creek.
    Distance: 8km
    Grade: 3

  • Worm farming
    Tuesday 29 August, 9.30am
    Compost and Worm Farming Workshop

    Composting is a fun and easy way to recycle your garden and kitchen waste. Compost improves your garden soil, saves space in your red or green bin and saves you money.

  • Carrs Bush
    Friday 8 September, 9am - 3pm
    Bushcode Workshop

    An essential workshop for anyone wishing to join Council’s Volunteer Bushcare Program. Learn about habitat restoration, bush regeneration techniques and what volunteering is all about.

  • Sunday 17 September, 7.30am - 12.30pm
    Free chipping for mulch - Westleigh

    Bring along your garden prunings and branches to our free chipping service and take home free mulch.

  • Sunday 15 October, 7.30am - 12.30pm
    Free chipping for mulch - Mount Kuring-gai

    Bring along your garden prunings and branches to our free chipping service and take home free mulch.

  • kimbriki and ecogarden
    Tuesday 17 October, 9am
    Kimbriki Tour and Garden Talk

    On the tour of the Kimbriki site you will see how your green waste is transformed into a usable garden product. We will then stop at the Eco Garden and hear a short talk on eco gardening.

  • Carrs Bush
    Wednesday 18 October, 6pm - 9pm
    Bushcode Refresher Workshop

    For existing Bushcare volunteers to renew membership.

  • Bushcare Site Tour
    Saturday 21 October, 9am - 12pm
    Bushcare Site Tour

    Visit two great bushcare sites, Berry Park and Currawong. Learn what makes these sites special and why they need our protection.

  • Worm farming
    Friday 27 October, 9.30am
    Compost and Worm Farming Workshop

    Composting is a fun and easy way to recycle your garden and kitchen waste. Compost improves your garden soil, saves space in your red or green bin and saves you money.

  • Red Browned Finch
    Saturday 28 October, 8am - 10.30am
    Citizen Science: Bird Surveys - Clarinda Street

    Join our bird survey groups to monitor bird activities. The leader is a local bird. At the end of the session you can tuck into a gourmet picnic hamper.

  • Golden Whistler
    Saturday 28 October, 8am - 10.30am
    Citizen Science: Bird Surveys - Rosemead Road

    Join our bird survey groups to monitor bird activities. The leader is a local bird. At the end of the session you can tuck into a gourmet picnic hamper.

  • Worm farming
    Saturday 4 November, 10am
    Compost and Worm Farming workshop

    Composting is a fun and easy way to recycle your garden and kitchen waste. Compost improves your garden soil, saves space in your red or green bin and saves you money.

  • Recycling sorting plant
    Thursday 16 November, 9am
    Recycling Tour

    Ever wondered what happens to the mix of materials in your yellow bin? Come on a tour of the Materials Recycling Facility and find out how your paper is sorted from your plastic containers.

  • Sunday 19 November, 7.30am - 12.30pm
    Free chipping for mulch - Galston

    Bring along your garden prunings and branches to our free chipping service and take home free mulch.

  • Carrs Bush
    Saturday 25 November, 9am - 3pm
    Bushcode Workshop

    An essential workshop for anyone wishing to join Council’s Volunteer Bushcare Program. Learn about habitat restoration, bush regeneration techniques and what volunteering is all about.

  • Christmas Party
    Saturday 2 December, 11am - 2pm
    Bushcare Christmas Party

    Celebrate another fabulous year of volunteering with Hornsby Bushcare and Community Nursery.

  • Sunday 10 December, 7.30am - 12.30pm
    Free chipping for mulch - Mount Kuring-gai

    Bring along your garden prunings and branches to our free chipping service and take home free mulch.


Past and annual events

Westside Vibe

Healthy Living Festival 2016

Christmas Spec

Harmony Day Street Festival

Bushland Festival

Sunset Sessions

Christmas 2015

World Environment Day

Light Up the West Side

Festival of the Arts 2016

Mobile for a meal