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  • SRC2018
    7 December 2017 - 31 January 2018
    Summer Reading Club

    The Summer Reading Club program encourages children to explore the amazing world of literacy and read over the summer holidays.

  • Tuesday 23 January, 2pm-3pm
    Junkyard Beats - Hornsby

    An innovative workshop combining rhythm with movement and drumming.

    Fully Booked

  • Australia Day
    Friday 26 January, 10am - 1.30pm
    Australia Day 2018

    Come grab a snag from the Hornsby Lions Club BBQ and the best lamington from the Hornsby Country Women's Association.

  • Economic Development
    Monday and Tuesday 29 & 30 January, Friday 2 February
    Economic Development Consultations

    Hornsby Shire Council invites local business owners and members of the community to have their say about Economic Development in Hornsby Shire.

  • Thursday 1 February, 2pm - 4pm
    Community Connections - Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Community College

    Hornsby Ku-Ring-Gai Community College offers courses and individualised Pathways, helping students build employability skills.

  • Sunset Sessions 2018
    Fridays in February, 5.30pm - 8.30pm
    Sunset Sessions 2018

    Fabulous food trucks, dishing up a selection of burgers, tacos, Asian delights as well as scrumptious desserts; along with a licensed bar. Throw in some fantastic music and your Friday nights in February are sorted.

  • Code4Fun
    Every Tuesday, from 6 February till 10 April (10 weeks), 5.10pm-6.10pm
    Coding Courses for Y4 - Y7 Children

    Students learn the main programming concepts while creating their own computer games and interactive animated projects. For Y4 - Y7 students.

  • Code4Fun
    Every Tuesday, from 6 February till 10 April (10 weeks), 4pm-5pm
    Coding Courses for Y2 - Y4 Children

    Students learn the main programming concepts while creating their own computer games and interactive animated projects. For Y2 - Y4 students.

  • Thursday 8 February, 2pm - 4pm
    Community Connections - Employment Assistance

    At Mission Providence, we will do everything we can to help find the right job for you.

  • Thursday 8 February, 6.30pm
    Meet the Author: Scott Bevan

    Meet Scott Bevan, author of The Harbour

  • Saturday 10 February, 11am
    Meet the Author: Mandy Sacher

    Meet Mandy Sacher, author of Wholesome Child

  • Library Lovers Day
    Wednesday 14 February 2018
    Library Lovers day

    Share the Library Love.
    Hornsby Library will be celebrating Library Lovers' Day with activities for book lovers of all ages.

  • Thursday 15 February, 2pm-4pm
    Community Connections: Services for Chinese Migrants

    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。

  • Thursday 15 February, 6.30pm
    Understanding Superannuation

    Understanding superannuation talk presented by Centrelink Financial Information Services.

  • Friday 16 February, 1pm
    Understanding Your Pension - Pennant Hills

    Understanding your pension talk presented by Centrelink Financial Information Services.

  • Saturday 17 February, 9am-3pm
    Bushcode Workshop

    The Bushcare Workshop is a requirement for all Hornsby Shire Council Bushcare volunteers to complete their membership. This workshop is for new and renewing volunteers.

  • Saturday 17 February, 10am-12pm
    Crop Swap Sydney

    Bring your excess homemade goodies and exchange them for something else.

  • Sunday 18 February, 7.30am - 12.30pm
    Chipping for Mulch

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

  • Tuesday 20 February to Tuesday 3 April, 10.30am-12.30pm
    Tech Savvy Seniors - English

    This workshop will walk you through the very basics of the internet.

  • Wednesday 21 February, 6.30pm
    Meet the Author: Yoshiko Takeuchi

    Meet Yoshiko Takeuchi, author of Japanese Superfoods

  • science girl beaker
    Every Thursday, from 22 February till 15 March (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.

  • Child with laptop
    Saturday 24 February 2018, 2.30-4.30pm
    Robot Riot

    Discover the exciting world of robots. Activities will include sumo robots, boxing robots and soccer-playing robots. Ages 8+

  • Child with laptop
    Saturday 24 February 2018, 1.30-4.30pm
    Coding & Robotics

    Students will create their own online video motion computer game as well as learn how to create code which powers Sphero robots. For students in Y5-Y7

  • Child with laptop
    Saturday 24 February, 10.00am – 1.00pm
    Learn to code with your kids!

    Master the powerful new skill of coding, and create your own software projects! For students in Y2-Y4

  • Child with laptop
    Saturday 24 February, sessions starting from 10.00am
    Drone Races

    Fly a mini drone around our obstacle course and race to be the fastest!

  • Child with laptop
    Saturday 24 February, sessions starting from 10.00am
    Virtual Reality: Solar expedition

    Take a Virtual Reality journey around our solar system!

  • Child with laptop
    Saturday 24 February 2018, 10.30am - 4pm
    STEM Expo

    Explore and discover new technologies. Activities will include drone races, Virtual Reality and coding workshops.

  • science kids experiments
    Every Monday from 26 February till 19 March (4 weeks)
    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.

  • kimbriki and ecogarden
    Tuesday 27 February, 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 28 February, 6.30pm
    Meet the Author: Felicity Evans

    Meet Felicity Evans, author of Probiotic Drinks at Home

  • Thursday 1 March, 6.30pm
    Understanding Your Pension - Hornsby

    Understanding your pension talk presented by Centrelink Financial Information Services.

  • Learner drivers
    Thursday 1 March, 6.30pm - 8.30pm
    Teaching your learner driver - GLS Workshop

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

  • healthy brain
    Thursday 1 March, 2pm
    Community Connections: Healthy Brain

    Advice on how to reduce the risk of developing dementia, including: memory and thinking changes with age; what is dementia, its symptoms and risk factors; 5 simple steps to maximise your brain health.

  • Baby in child seat
    Thursday 1 March, 9.30am - 3.15pm
    Child Car Seat Safety Checks

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

  • science kids experiments
    Every Thursday, from 1 March till 22 March (4 weeks), 5pm-6pm
    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.

  • Preserving
    Saturday 3 March, 10am-1pm
    Preserving Fruit and Vegetables

    Learn how to turn your excess fruit and vegetables into tasty preserves.

  • gumtree
    Saturday 3 March, 1pm
    War on Waste: Swap, Sell on Gumtree

    Learn how to sell locally, and get rid of your unwanted items quickly.

  • Worm farming
    Wednesday 7 March, 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.

  • Thursday 8 March, 2pm - 4pm
    Community Connections - Free financial help for people in difficulty

    Providing free, independent and confidential face-to-face counselling service, including compiling a budget or plan, advocate on your behalf with creditors, counselling on bankruptcy issues.

  • Recycling sorting plant
    Tuesday 13 March, 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.

  • Photograph of author Tanya Bretherton
    Wednesday 14 March, 6.30pm
    Meet the Author: Tanya Bretherton

    Your opportunity to meet Tanya Bretherton, author of The Suitcase Baby

  • Thursday 15 March, 2pm-4pm
    Community Connections: Services for Chinese Migrants

    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。

  • Friday 16 March, 10.30am
    Understanding Aged Care Costs - Hornsby

    Understanding aged care costs talk presented by Centrelink Financial Information Services.

  • sustain solar
    Saturday 17 March, 10am
    Introduction to Solar

    Sick of paying high electricity bills? Thinking of getting solar? Come along to this presentation to find out more.

  • Thursday 22 March, 2pm - 4pm
    Community Connections - Free financial help for people in difficulty

    Providing free, independent and confidential face-to-face counselling service, including compiling a budget or plan, advocate on your behalf with creditors, counselling on bankruptcy issues.

  • Friday 23 March, 1pm
    Understanding Aged Care Costs - Pennant Hills

    Understanding aged care costs talk presented by Centrelink Financial Information Services.

  • World Water Day 2018
    Saturday 22 March, 9am-12pm
    Catchment Tour

    Want to know how Council manages the health of our local waterways?

  • Tess Graham
    Friday 23 March, 1pm
    Meet the Author: Tess Graham

    Physiotherapist Tess Graham shows you that relief from anxiety and panic can be as simple as changing the way you breathe.

  • Sidymella rubrosignata by Ron Watts
    Saturday 24 March, 2pm
    Sensational Spiders

    Join us to hear Dr Helen Smith, a scientist at the Australian Museum and bushcare volunteer as she shares fascinating facts about our local spiders.

  • Sunday 25 March, 7.30am - 12.30pm
    Chipping for Mulch

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

  • Native Bees Talk
    Saturday 1 April, 1pm
    Native Bees Talk

    Join Megan Halcroft from Bee Business to talk about the importance of native bees in our eco systems.

  • Tech Savvy Seniors - Mandarin
    6 weeks, beginning Thursday 5 April
    Tech Savvy Seniors - Mandarin

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

  • Thursday 5 April, 6.30pm - 8.30pm
    Understanding Retirement Income Streams - Hornsby Library

    Understanding retirement income streams talk presented by Centrelink Financial Information Services.

  • Thursday 5 April, 6.30pm
    Understanding Retirement Income Streams

    Topics include: income streams defined, how they work and options available, social security and tax assessment, and choices and consequences.

  • Friday 6 April, 1pm
    Meet the Author: Paul Irish

    Meet Paul Irish, author of Hidden in Plain View: the Aboriginal People of Coastal Sydney

  • Worm farming
    Saturday 7 April, 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.

  • sustain solar
    Saturday 7 April, 10am
    Maximising your Solar Production

    Are you making the most of your solar production? Learn how to get the maximum benefit from your solar system.

  • road to the horizon
    Tuesday 10 April, 10am-12pm
    Safer Drivers Road Safety Presentation

    Are you teaching a Learner driver? Are you going for your license? Do you want to refresh your road rule knowledge?

  • teenagers
    Tuesday 10 April, 8:45am - 3:00pm
    Mental Health Youth Forum

    The forum is designed to raise awareness about mental illness among teenagers.

  • Wednesday 11 April, 6.30pm - 8.30pm
    War on Waste: Less Mess

    Join Susanne Thiebe for a workshop to help you conquer clutter.

  • Native Plant Giveaway
    Sunday 11 March, 10am - 12pm
    Native Plant Giveaway

    Come and pick up four free native plants for your garden.
    For ratepayers from all Hornsby Shire Council suburbs.

  • Seniors Expo
    Thursday 12 April, 10am - 12pm
    Seniors Expo 2018

    Come along to this FREE event, mingle with other seniors, listen to pleasant music, enjoy a delicious morning tea and explore the various stalls promoting local clubs and groups.

  • Pompei Elliot
    Friday 13 April, 1pm
    Meet the Author: Ross McMullin

    Australian WWI General Pompey Elliott comes back to life through his forthright and controversial letters and diaries.

  • Friday 13 April, 10.30am - 12.30pm
    Accommodation options in retirement

    Topics include: own or rent and downsizing, retirement and lifestyle villages, living with family, reverse mortgages, and overview of aged care.

  • bricks4kidz
    Monday 16 April, 10.30am - 12pm
    Bricks4kidz - Adventures in Space

    Join us in this educational and fun experience using LEGO® bricks. For ages 5-12 years. Children 7 & under must be accompanied by an adult.

  • bricks4kidz
    Tuesday 17 April, 10.30am - 12pm
    Bricks4kidz - Pirates

    Join us in this educational and fun experience using LEGO® bricks. For ages 5-12 years. Children 7 & under must be accompanied by an adult.

  • bricks4kidz
    Tuesday 17 April, 2.30pm - 4pm
    Bricks4kidz - Amazing Animals

    Join us in this educational and fun experience using LEGO® bricks. For ages 5-12 years. Children 7 & under must be accompanied by an adult.

  • bee
    Build a native bee hotel

    An excellent workshop for kids interested in the natural environment or woodwork.

  • Thursday 19 April, 2pm-4pm
    Community Connections: Services for Chinese Migrants

    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。

  • Thursday 19 April, 9am-3pm
    Bushcode Workshop

    The Bushcare Workshop is a requirement for all Hornsby Shire Council Bushcare volunteers to complete their membership. This workshop is for new and renewing volunteers.

  • storytime
    Thursday 19 April, 6.30pm - 7.30pm
    Evening Holiday Storytime

    Join us for stories, songs, craft and refreshments.

  • storytime
    Friday 20 April, 10.30am -11.30am
    Holiday Storytime

    Join us for stories, songs, craft and refreshments.

  • storytime
    Thursday 19 April, 10am - 11am
    Holiday Storytime

    Join us for stories, songs, craft and refreshments.

  • Monday 23 April, 10.30am - 11.30am
    Art of Wonder Magic Show - Hornsby Library

    Join grandmaster magician, Jay Scott Berry, on a wondrous journey into pure imagination.

  • Tuesday 24 April, 10.30am - 11.30am
    Art of Wonder Magic Show - Pennant Hills Community Centre

    Join grandmaster magician, Jay Scott Berry, on a wondrous journey into pure imagination.

  • Thursday 26 April, 10.30am - 11.30am
    Art of Wonder Magic Show - Berowra Community Centre

    Join grandmaster magician, Jay Scott Berry, on a wondrous journey into pure imagination.

  • Thursday 26 April, 2pm - 4pm
    Community Connections - Develop your public speaking skills

    A Toastmasters Club with a difference. We cater for everyone, including those with mental health issues and disabilities.

  • Thursday 17 May, 6pm-9pm
    Bushcode Refresher Workshop

    The Bushcode Refresher Workshop is a requirement to renew your membership in the Bushcare program (for already qualified volunteers only).

  • Female Golden Whistler
    Saturday 26 May, 2pm
    Birds in the Backyard Talk

    Learn about common birds and some of the more unique and uncommon species.

  • Non toxic cleaning workshop
    Saturday 23 June, 10am-1pm
    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.

  • Friday 20 July, 9am-3pm
    Bushcode Workshop

    The Bushcare Workshop is a requirement for all Hornsby Shire Council Bushcare volunteers to complete their membership. This workshop is for new and renewing volunteers.

  • Brush Turkey
    Saturday 11 August, 2pm
    Brush Turkey Talk

    Brush turkeys are generally wary of humans. However, they can become very tame around picnic grounds and homes, particularly if they are fed.

  • Wednesday 19 September, 6pm-9pm
    Bushcode Refresher Workshop

    The Bushcode Refresher Workshop is a requirement to renew your membership in the Bushcare program (for already qualified volunteers only).

  • Thursday 11 October, 9am-3pm
    Bushcode Workshop

    The Bushcare Workshop is a requirement for all Hornsby Shire Council Bushcare volunteers to complete their membership. This workshop is for new and renewing volunteers.

  • Saturday 24 November, 9am-3pm
    Bushcode Workshop

    The Bushcare Workshop is a requirement for all Hornsby Shire Council Bushcare volunteers to complete their membership. This workshop is for new and renewing volunteers.


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

Australia Day

Screen on the Green 2016