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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • NDIS Information Session
    Thursday, 8 June 1.00pm -3.30pm
    NDIS Information Session

    The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is the new way of providing support for people with disability, their families and carers in Australia. Join us at this information session to find out more about the NDIS and get your questions answered.

  • 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.Fully Booked

  • Wednesday 28 June, 10am - 12pm
    Hornsby Shire Family History Group Research Morning

    Bring along your family history problems for members to help with, or just focus on your own research using the library’s genealogy resources. This is a free event and all are welcome.

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

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

  • Bushwalk people 1
    Saturday 1 July, 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.

  • 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. Fully Booked - waiting list available

  • 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.

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

    Author of The Trip of a Lifetime.

  • 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.

  • Thursday 6 July, 2pm - 4pm
    Community Connections - Mission Providence

    Mission providence provides assistance for long term unemployed to find a job.

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

    Join us for stories, songs, craft and refreshments.

  • Rock Eye by Hamid Jahanian
    Saturday 8 July, 10am - 12pm
    School Holiday Walk

    Join us for an over 10’s bushwalk within the natural world around Byles and Devlins Creeks. Find the rocky whale that is high and dry on one of our local trails
    Distance: 3km
    Grade: 2

  • 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

  • Monday 10 July, 2.30pm
    Splash Into - Berowra Library

    Qualified marine biologists will give children the opportunity to get up close and personal with some live marine animals and preserved marine specimens. For ages 7 - 12.

  • Monday 10 July, 10.15am - 10.45am
    Splash Into - Hornsby Library

    Qualified marine biologists will give children the opportunity to get up close and personal with some live marine animals and preserved marine specimens. For ages 3 - 6. Fully Booked

  • Monday 10 July, 11.15am - 11.45am
    Splash Into - Hornsby Library

    Qualified marine biologists will give children the opportunity to get up close and personal with some live marine animals and preserved marine specimens. For ages 3 - 6.Fully Booked

  • Tuesday 11 July, 10.30am
    Splash Into - Pennant Hills Library

    Qualified marine biologists will give children the opportunity to get up close and personal with some live marine animals and preserved marine specimens. For ages 7 - 12.

  • Wednesday 12 July, 2.30pm
    Splash Into - Hornsby Library

    Qualified marine biologists will give children the opportunity to get up close and personal with some live marine animals and preserved marine specimens. For ages 7 - 12.

  • Thursday 13 July, 10.30am
    Leo Bonne - Juggler and Mime Artist

    Come along and experience an unforgettable circus theatre performance. Leo will entertain you with his extraordinary mime, juggling and magic skills.

  • Thursday 13 July, 2pm - 4pm
    Community Connections - Seniors Rights Service

    Seniors Rights Service provides legal advice, advocacy, education and referral service, for seniors 60 + years of age.

  • Wesley Mission Logo
    Thursday 13 July, 10am – 1.30 pm
    Money Management Workshop

    An interactive workshop to develop skills to manage your money, budget, save, manage debt and plan for the future. Fully Booked - Waiting List Available

  • Friday 14 July, 10.30am
    Tom Foolery - Magician and Illusionist

    Prepare yourselves to be in fits of giggles with Tom’s fascinating and amusing blend of magic, juggling and illusions.

  • 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.

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

    Come meet Bruce Venables, author of Eureka Run.

  • 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

  • Saturday 22 July, 1.30pm
    Fired to Hired

    Don't let age stand in your way! Effective job search for the over 40s'.

  • 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. Fully Booked

  • Wednesday 26 July, 10am - 12pm
    Hornsby Shire Family History Group Research Morning

    Bring along your family history problems for members to help with, or just focus on your own research using the library’s genealogy resources. This is a free event and all are welcome.

  • Thursday 27 July, 2:15pm
    Community Connections - Ability Options

    An information session on Interview skills and resume writing.

  • 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

  • science kids experiments
    Every Monday, from 31 July till 21 August (4 weeks)
    The Junior Science Club

    A four week program for young scientists 6-8 years of age. Participants will be able to learn and explore themes from different branches of science through numerous practical experiments.

  • Thursday 3 Aug, 2pm - 4pm
    Community Connections - NDIS Uniting

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

  • 10th Annual Knit In
    Friday 4 August, 9 am – 12pm
    10th Annual Knit In

    We’re celebrating 10 years of this vibrant, fun and colourful event! Experience the warmth of community knitting and friendship as we support 'Wrap With Love'.

  • 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 along the Beecroft - Cheltenham Link Track.
    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.

  • Thursday 10 Aug, 2pm - 4pm
    Chinese Australian Services Society - 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。

  • Wednesday 6 September, 6.30pm
    Meet the Author - Roger Maynard

    Meet Roger Maynard, author of Hero or Deserter: Gordon Bennett and the tragic Defeat of the 8th Division.

  • science girl beaker
    Every Friday, from 18 August till 8 September (4 weeks)
    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.

  • 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.

  • Thursday 24 Aug, 2pm - 4pm
    Community Connections - NDIS Uniting

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

  • 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

  • Saturday 12 August, 10am - 3pm
    Geneagala Day - Family History for You

    Join us for a day of free talks with experts in the field of genealogy, workshops, one-on-one help getting started in researching your family history and utilising the library’s genealogy resources.

  • 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.

  • Thursday 31 Aug, 2pm - 4pm
    Community Connections - Home Living Australia (ADSSI)

    Information on accessing aged care in the home

  • science kids experiments
    Every Thursday, from 31 August till 21 September (4 weeks)
    The Young Investigators Club

    A four week program for young scientists 9-12 years of age. Participants will be involved in lots of practical experiments and will be able to investigate and illuminate different fields of science.

  • 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