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  • 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.

    All sessions are fully booked

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

    Join us for stories, songs, craft and refreshments.

  • skateboard
    Saturday 21 April, 11am - 4pm
    Battle at the Bowl 2018

    Skate/Scoot/BMX events, Free BBQ. Chalk art demos. Lose the Litter Pledge. Music, prizes and more!

  • magnifying glass
    Saturday 21 April, 1.30pm-4.30pm
    Native Grasses Walk and Talk

    This workshop is a journey through the grounds and paddocks of the monastery looking for a variety of different native of grasses. Suitable for new and experience Bushcare and nursery volunteers. Fully Booked. Waitlist Available

  • 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, 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 26 April, 7pm-9pm
    The True Cost – Who pays the price for our clothing?

    Join eco stylist Alex Van Os to watch this ground breaking documentary that explores fashion’s impact on people and planet.

  • 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.

  • bushwalk
    Saturday 28 April, 9am-12pm
    Historic Quarry and Zig Zag Railway

    This walk is for those who appreciate a bit of local history, geology and Sydney’s wonderful wildlife. Distance: 3km. Grade: 3 Fully Booked, Waitlist Available

  • Code4Fun
    Every Tuesday, from 1 May till 3 July (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.

  • Code4Fun
    Every Tuesday, from 1 May till 3 July (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.

  • Volunteering Expo
    Wednesday 2 May, 11am - 2pm
    2018 Volunteer 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. All ages welcome.

  • Thursday 3 May, 2pm
    Community Connections: Financial Counselling

    Free, independent and confidential face-to-face financial counselling.

  • Friday 4 May, 6.30pm
    Meet the Author: Richard Denniss

    Meet Richard Denniss, author of Curing Affluenza: How to buy less stuff and save the world

  • kimbriki and ecogarden
    Wednesday 9 May, 9am - 2pm
    Kimbriki Tour and Eco 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 May, 2pm-4pm
    Community Connections: Disability, Health and Aging Information and Services

    Community Care and Wellbeing.

  • Thursday 10 May, 6.30pm
    Meet the Author: Marcia Langton

    Your opportunity to meet Marcia Langton, author of Welcome to Country

  • West Side Vibe
    Friday 11 May, 4pm - 9pm
    The Westside Vibe 2018

    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.

  • Saturday 12 May 2018, 8.45am- 12pm
    Thornleigh to Cheltenham

    This walk will commence near the top of the Lane Cove River catchment and follows a series of tracks through sheltered gullies and across ridgetops as you walk south towards Cheltenham. Distance: 5km. Grade: 3 Fully Booked

  • science kids experiments
    Every Monday, from 14 May till 4 June (4 weeks), 4.30pm-5.30pm
    The Junior Science Club

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

  • Head On Logo
    Tuesday 15 May - Sunday 27 May, 10am - 4pm
    2018 Head On Photography Festival Associate Exhibitions Wallarobba Arts and Cultural Centre

    Photographic exhibitions by local artists.

  • Wednesday 16 May, 2pm
    Law Week Talk - Retirement Villages

    Free Law Week talk presented by Cecilia Castle of Castle Lawyers

  • Wednesday 16 May, 6.30pm
    Meet the Author: Amanda Hampson

    If you have ever dreamed of moving to France or Italy to seek ‘the good life’ you will find bestselling author Amanda Hampson’s latest novel, The Yellow Villa, a fascinating and highly entertaining read.

  • 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).

  • Thursday 17 May, 7pm
    Law Week Talk - Buying and Selling Real Estate

    Free Law Week talk presented by Cecilia Castle of Castle Lawyers

  • Thursday 17 May, 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

  • Every Thursday, from 17 May till 7 June (4 weeks), 10.30am
    The Little Bang! Discovery Club

    In this 4 week fun and interactive science program, young scientists and their accompanying adult lab assistants, will develop ideas and skills that will inspire further scientific exploration and learning.

  • Learner drivers
    Thursday 17 May, 6.30pm - 8.30pm
    Teaching your learner driver - GLS Workshop

    A workshop that offers practical advice and information to parents, carers and supervisors on how to help Learner drivers become safer drivers.

  • In sickness, in health and in jail
    Friday 18 May, 1pm
    Meet the Author: Mel Jacob

    The funny, insightful and moving account of what happens to a close, loving middle-class family when the father is unexpectedly thrown in jail.

  • dog
    Saturday 19 May, 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

  • Worm farming
    Saturday 19 May, 10am - 12.30pm
    Compost and Worm Farming Workshop - Fagan Park

    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.

  • View of Berowra Waters
    Sunday 20 May, 9am - 1pm
    Djarra Ridge

    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. Distance: 8km. Grade: 4

  • Tea and biscuits
    Monday 21 May, 10am
    Australias Biggest Morning Tea

    Be a part of the Biggest Morning Tea fundraiser for Cancer Council.

  • Sandie Docker
    Monday 21 May, 1pm
    Meet the Author: Sandie Docker

    Join us for a high tea to celebrate the launch of the Kookaburra Creek Café. Sandie Docker will be in conversation with much loved author Dianne Blacklock.

  • Tuesday 22 May, 7.30am - 9.30am
    Sunrise Birdwatch- “International Day for Biodiversity”

    Join us for a dawn chorus on this special walk to discover and learn about our local Hornsby Shire birds. Distance: 2km. Grade: 2

  • Wednesday 23 May, 11am
    Simultaneous Storytime 2018

    Come and enjoy "Hickory Dickory Dash" by Tony Wilson and Laura Wood and be entertained by our talented performers.

  • Thursday 24 May, 1pm
    Community Connections: Allergy and Anaphylaxis Workshops

    Workshops for parents, grandparents and caregivers who are looking after children with allergies and anaphylaxis.

  • Every Thursday, from 24 May till 14 June (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.

  • Friday 25 May, 1pm
    Meet the Author: Lauren Chater

    Your opportunity to meet Lauren Chater, author of The Lace Weaver

  • Detail from a photograph of an open book in the foreground with piles of books in the background
    Saturday 26 May, 11.00am
    How to run a Book Club

    Find out how to run a Book Club, get some tips on great books to read and learn how to borrow Hornsby Library's Book Kits.

  • Eastern Spinebill
    Saturday 26 May, 2pm
    Birds in the Backyard Talk

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

  • Baby in child seat
    Monday 28 May - Thursday 21 June
    Child Car Seat Safety Check Voucher Program

    Residents & rate payers can apply for a voucher to have their child car seats checked for safe fit. Subject to availability and vouchers are limited.

  • Thursday 31 May, 2-4pm
    Community Connections: Disability Services

    Presented by Flintwood Disability Services.

  • Double Agent Celery: MI5’s crooked hero – heading cut off
    Thursday 31 May, 6.30pm
    Meet the Author: Carolinda Witt

    Your opportunity to meet Carolinda Witt, author of Double Agent Celery: MI5’s Crooked Hero

  • Friday 1 June, 10am - 12pm
    Children's Voices For Reconciliation

    Free concert celebrating National Reconciliation Week. Students expressing their understanding of reconciliation through story, song, dance speech and display of artwork.

  • Native plant giveaway
    Sunday 3 June, 10am-12pm
    Native Plant Giveaway

    Come and pick up four free native plants for your garden. For ratepayers only from Asquith, Berowra, Berowra Heights, Brooklyn, Cowan, Dangar Island, Hornsby, Hornsby Heights, Mount Colah, Mount Kuring-gai.

  • Recycling sorting plant
    Monday 4 June, 9am - 12.30pm
    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.

  • Muogamarra Nature Reserve
    Tuesday 5 June, 10am-1pm
    Muogamarra Nature Reserve Bird Gully

    Celebrate World Environment Day in the stunning Muogamarra Nature Reserve at Cowan. Distance: 3.5km. Grade: 3

  • Thursday 7 June, 2pm
    Community Connections: Healthy Brain Aging

    Dementia Australia presents Healthy Brain Ageing, a discussion that addresses the myths surrounding dementia.

  • Thursday 14 June, 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 15 June, 10.30am
    Investments for Retirement

    Investments for Retirement talk presented by Centrelink Financial Information Services

  • vista
    Saturday 16 June, 10am-12.30pm
    Mcallums Trail Berowra Creek Lookout

    This easy grade 2 gentle return walk is tailor made for people not familiar with walking in Aussie Bushland! Distance: 2km. Grade: 2

  • Thursday 21 June, 6.30pm
    Aged Pension and Your Choices

    Understanding aged pension and choices surrounding it. Presented by Centrelink Financial Information Services.

  • 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.

  • Sunday 24 June, 9am - 12pm
    Lorna Pass Free Guided Bushwalk

    This circular walk takes in the tall timbers found on the sheltered slopes of the upper reaches of the Lane Cove valley including the heathy open areas of the “City View” lookout section. Distance: 3.5km. Grade: 3

  • Noel Braun - I'll just keep walking
    Tuesday 26 June, 1pm
    Meet the Author: Noel Braun

    Your opportunity to meet Noel Braun, author of I Guess I’ll just keep walking

  • Thursday 28 June, 2pm
    Community Connections: Financial Counselling

    Free, independent and confidential face-to-face financial counselling.

  •  Callicoma Loop
    Saturday 30 June, 9am to 12pm
    Callicoma Loop BushWalk

    A circular track from the Lakes Reserve in Cherrybrook. Distance: 4km. Grade: 3

  • Thursday 5 July, 2pm
    Community Connections: Healthy Brain Aging

    Advice on how to reduce the risk of developing dementia.

  • Tax tips
    Thursday 5 July, 6.30pm
    Tax Tips

    An information session for individuals preparing their 2018 tax returns, presented by the Australian Tax Office.

  • Monday 9 July, 10.30am-11.30am
    Forensic Investigation “A Case of Emergency” - Hornsby

    Are you passionate about science? Would you like to be part of our interactive Forensic Investigation Workshop, examine the crime scene and analyse the evidence?

  • Monday 9 July, 10am - 12pm
    Build a native bee hotel

    This dynamic workshop features a vibrant, awe-inspiring presentation, interactive display and each child will make a native bee hotel

  • Tueday 10 July, 10.30am-11.30am
    Forensic Investigation “A Case of Emergency” - Berowra

    Are you passionate about science? Would you like to be part of our interactive Forensic Investigation Workshop, examine the crime scene and analyse the evidence?

  • Wednesday 11 July, 10.30am-11.30am
    Forensic Investigation “A Case of Emergency” - Pennant Hills

    Are you passionate about science? Would you like to be part of our interactive Forensic Investigation Workshop, examine the crime scene and analyse the evidence?

  • Thursday 12 July, 2pm
    Community Connections: Financial Counselling

    Free, independent and confidential face-to-face financial counselling.

  • storytime
    Thursday 12 July, 10.00am - 11.00am
    Holiday Storytime - Hornsby Library

    Join us for stories, songs, craft and refreshments.

  • storytime
    Friday 13 July, 10.30am - 11.30am
    Holiday Storytime - Berowra

    Join us for stories, songs, craft and refreshments.

  • Monday 16 July, 10.30am-11.30am
    Creative Writing Workshop with Will Kostakis - Session 1

    Will Kostakis, award-winning author of Loathing Lola, The First Third and The Sidekicks will inspire you by sharing his creative writing approaches and expertise.

  • Monday 16 July, 12pm-1pm
    Creative Writing Workshop with Will Kostakis - Session 2

    Will Kostakis, award-winning author of Loathing Lola, The First Third and The Sidekicks will inspire you by sharing his creative writing approaches and expertise.

  • Tuesday 17 July, 10.30am-11.30am
    Dinosaurs - Life Long Ago Workshop - Berowra

    The wonder of prehistoric life and Dinosaurs is coming to your library.

  • Wednesday 18 July, 10.30am-11.30am
    Dinosaurs - Life Long Ago Workshop - Pennant Hills

    The wonder of prehistoric life and Dinosaurs is coming to your library.

  • Thursday 19 July, 2pm
    Community Connections: Financial Counselling

    Free, independent and confidential face-to-face financial counselling.

  • Thursday 19 July, 10.30am-11.30am
    Dinosaurs - Life Long Ago Workshop - Hornsby

    The wonder of prehistoric life and Dinosaurs is coming to your library.

  • storytime
    Thursday 19 July, 10am - 11am
    Holiday Storytime - Pennant Hills

    Join us for stories, songs, craft and refreshments.

  • Tax tips
    Thursday 19 July, 6.30pm 时间 :7月19日星期四,晚6:30
    Tax Tips: Mandarin

    An information session for individuals preparing their 2018 tax returns. Presented in Mandarin.

  • 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.

  • Thursday 26 July, 2pm
    Community Connections: Financial Counselling

    Free, independent and confidential face-to-face financial counselling.

  • national tree day
    Sunday 29 July, 10am-12pm
    National Tree Day

    Join the fun at Rofe Park, Galston! Bring the family, enjoy the outdoors and plant a forest. All plants are supplied by Hornsby Shire Council's Community Nursery.!

  • Boronia ledifolia flower by by Elaine Keong
    Saturday 4 August, 9am-1.30pm
    Marramarra National Park Bushwalk

    A delightful 10km bushwalk for Bushcare and Community Nursery volunteers.

  • kimbriki and ecogarden
    Tuesday 7 August, 9am - 2pm
    Kimbriki Tour and Eco 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.

  • Elderly lady having tea
    Friday 10 August, 1pm
    Falls Injury Prevention

    Presented by Health Promotion Services for Older People.

  • Brush Turkey
    Saturday 11 August, 2pm-4pm
    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.

  • Sunday 12 August, 7.30am - 12.30pm
    Chipping for Mulch

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

  • Worm farming
    Friday 17 August, 10am - 12pm
    Compost and Worm Farming Workshop - Wallarobba Garden

    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.

  • Elderly lady having tea
    Friday 17 August, 10.30am
    Osteoporosis Awareness

    Presented by Health Promotion Services for Older People

  • Recycling sorting plant
    Wednesday 22 August, 9am - 12.30pm
    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.

  • 16 September, 7.30am - 12.30pm
    Chipping for Mulch

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

  • 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).

  • Worm farming
    Saturday 22 September, 10am - 12.30pm
    Compost and Worm Farming Workshop - Thornleigh

    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.

  • Native plant giveaway
    Sunday 23 September, 10am-12pm
    Native Plant Giveaway

    Come and pick up four free native plants for your garden. For ratepayers from Beecroft, Castle Hill, Cheltenham, Cherrybrook, Glenhaven, North Epping, Normanhurst, Pennant Hills, Thornleigh, Wahroonga, Waitara, Westleigh and West Pennant Hills.

  • Bushland Window
    Tuesday 25 September - Tuesday 30 October
    Photo Competition 2018: Exhibition

    This is your opportunity to see the Our Beautiful Bushland photo entries.

  • 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.

  • Red-browed Finch
    Saturday 13 October, 8am-11am
    Citizen Science: Bird Surveys

    Join our bird survey groups to monitor bird activities.

  • Hornsby Art Prize
    Wednesday 17 October - Sunday 28 October
    Hornsby Art Prize Finalists' Exhibition

    The Finalists Exhibition showcases exciting new art works produced locally and beyond.

  • 'Misty Mirror' by Chad Martin
    Saturday 20 October, 9am-12pm
    Catchment Tour

    Want to know how Council manages the health of our local waterways? Distance: 2km. Grade: 2

  • 21 October, 7.30am - 12.30pm
    Chipping for Mulch

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

  • kimbriki and ecogarden
    Thursday 25 October, 9am - 2pm
    Kimbriki Tour and Eco 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.

  • Native Bees Talk
    Saturday 3 November, 1pm
    Native Bees Talk

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

  • Worm farming
    Saturday 10 November, 10am - 12.30pm
    Compost and Worm Farming Workshop - Fagan Park

    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 15 November, 9am - 12.30pm
    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 18 November, 7.30am - 12.30pm
    Chipping for Mulch

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

  • 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.

  • Sunday 9 December, 7.30am - 12.30pm
    Chipping for Mulch

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

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