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  • Sunset Sessions
    Fridays in February, 5pm - 8pm
    Sunset Sessions

    Sunset Sessions brings the best live music to Hornsby Mall

  • Every Thursday, 2pm - 4pm
    Community Connections Hot Desk

    A referral and Information service with a diverse range of scheduled topics and service providers. Each week a different topic and specific service provider is available for a 20 min appointment. Bookings are by phone or in person at Hornsby Library Branch

  • Tech Savvy Seniors - Mandarin
    4 weeks, beginning Monday 20 February
    Tech Savvy Seniors - Mandarin

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

  • iPad
    Tuesdays, 28 February - 21 March
    iPhone and iPad workshops for seniors

    We’ll show you how to do the things you want to do – at your pace, on your own device. Step-by-step, we'll explore everything from the basics to organising photos. FULLY BOOKED

  • Baby in child seat
    Thursday 2 March
    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.

    Fully booked.

  • Thursday 2 March, 2pm - 4pm
    Community Connections Hot Desk - Community Care Northern Beaches

    Meet with Community Care Northern Beaches and learn how to navigate the aged care, disability and mental health systems.

  • Seniors Expo
    Friday 3 March, 10am
    Seniors Expo

    Hear about the latest research on Positive Ageing and how to access the new My Aged Care system. Find out ways you can be included, contribute to the community, connect with local service providers and enjoy a delicious morning tea.

  • Bushwalk people 1
    Saturday 4 March, 9.30am-12pm
    Introduction to Bushwalking

    Never been into the bush? This easy grade 2 gentle return walk is tailor made for people not familiar with walking in Aussie Bushland!
    Distance: 3km
    Grade: 2

  • Hot water system
    Saturday 4 March, 10am
    Hot Water Systems

    Looking to change your hot water system? Not sure which system to purchase? Find out which one is right for you.

  • Worm farming
    Wednesday 8 March, 9.30am
    Compost and Worm Farming Workshop

    Composting is a fun and easy way to recycle your garden and kitchen waste.

    Fully booked, please call 9847 4856 or email waste@hornsby.nsw.gov.au to be added to the waiting list.

  • Jerusalem Bay by Philippa Ryan
    Saturday 11 March, 8.30am-11.30am
    Jerusalem Bay Bushwalk

    From the railway to the river, this challenging but rewarding walk starts at Cowan Station and follows a section of the Great North Walk down to the picturesque Jerusalem Bay.
    Distance: 5km
    Grade: 3

  • Recycling sorting plant
    Tuesday 14 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. FULLY BOOKED

  • crops in pots
    Friday 17 March, 10.30am and 1.30pm
    Crops in Pots

    Join the Waste Education team as they share their tips and tricks on growing crops in pots for minimum effort and cost. 10.30am session fully booked

  • Hawkesbury
    Saturday, 18 March 8:30am-11am
    Brooklyn Dam Guided Bushwalk

    After an initial steep climb up the ridge behind Brooklyn, this walk offers breathtaking views of the Hawkesbury River and Ku-Ring-Gai Chase National Park.
    Distance: 6km
    Grade: 4

  • Carrs Bush
    Saturday 18 March, 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 19 March, 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.

  • 'Misty Mirror' by Chad Martin
    Wednesday 22 March, 9am to 12pm
    Catchment Tour

    Want to know how Council manages the health of our local waterways? Celebrate World Water Day and join us on a 3 hour bus and walking tour exploring local creeks and more.
    Distance: 2km
    Grade: 3

  • Mark Tedeschi
    Wednesday 22 March, 6.30pm
    Meet the Author - Mark Tedeschi QC

    Mark Tedeschi will be presenting his new book, "Murder at Myall Creek", the story of Australia’s unsung civil rights hero.

  • Thursday 23 March, 2pm - 4pm
    Community Connections Hot Desk - University of the Third Age

    Want to learn something new, keep an active mind or meet new friends? Come and meet with representatives of the University of the Third Age.

  • Hands together
    Saturday 25 March, 2pm and 3pm
    Cultural Diversity Celebration

    Join us in this multicultural craft activity. You'll learn more about different cultures in our community and make traditional crafts reflecting them.

  • Earth Hour
    Saturday 25 March, 2pm - 5pm
    Earth Hour Family Event

    Bring the family along interactive activities including face painting and candle making. Collect free native plants, learn how to reduce your impact on the environment and participate in Earth Hour.

  • Native Plant Giveaway
    Saturday 25 March, 2pm - 5pm
    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.

  • Rock Eye by Hamid Jahanian
    Thursday 30 March, 9am - 12.30pm
    Whale Rock Circuit Walk

    This interesting walk in the upper section of Lane Cove National Park showcases a rich variety of flora and fauna as it crosses Byles Creek and Devlins Creek.
    Distance: 5km
    Grade: 3

  • Bone density
    Friday 31 March, 10.30am
    Osteoporosis Awareness Session

    Health information session covering diagnosis, exercise, falls prevention, Calcium and Vitamin D and more

  • Native Bee by Noel Rosten
    Saturday 1 April, 1pm
    Native Bee Talk

    How important are bees to our survival? What can we do to protect bee populations in Australia? Hear Megan Haulcroft answer these questions and more.

  • Youth Week
    Saturday 1 - Friday 7 April
    Youth Week

    Join us for three great events celebrating Youth Week

  • dog
    Saturday 1 April, 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
    Sunday 2 April, 10am
    Compost and Worm Farming workshop

    Composting is a fun and easy way to recycle your garden and kitchen waste.

    Fully booked, please call 9847 4856 or email waste@hornsby.nsw.gov.au to be added to the waiting list.

  • Cluttered storage area
    Tuesday 4 April, 6.30pm
    Less Mess

    Do you have cupboards bulging, a garage that’s overflowing or general clutter and mess you’d like to tame? Join Susanne Thiebe from Less Mess for a workshop to help you conquer clutter.

  • After the rain - Janie News
    Sunday 9 April, 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

  • Eastern Water Dragon
    Monday 10 April, 1.30pm
    Get Wild - Berowra

    In this extraordinary, educational and hands on encounter the children will have the opportunity to experience Australian wildlife and learn about the importance of conservation.

  • Eastern Water Dragon
    Monday 10 April, 10.30am
    Get Wild - Pennant Hills

    In this extraordinary, educational and hands on encounter the children will have the opportunity to experience Australian wildlife and learn about the importance of conservation.

  • Carrs Bush
    Monday 10 April, 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.

  • Cute cartoon monsters
    Tuesday 11 April, 1.30pm
    Toonworld Drawing Workshop - Pennant Hills

    Go DRAWING MAD this April as Toonworld invites you to come on a journey filled with creativity and challenges where you will meet fun characters and design your own wonderful heroes. For ages 9 - 12.

  • Cute cartoon monsters
    Tuesday 11 April, 10.30am
    Toonworld Drawing Workshop - Berowra

    Go DRAWING MAD this April as Toonworld invites you to come on a journey filled with creativity and challenges where you will meet fun characters and design your own wonderful heroes. For ages 5 - 8.

  • Storytime
    Thursday 13 April, 10am
    Holiday Storytime - Hornsby

    Join us for stories, songs, craft and refreshments.

  • Storytime
    Thursday 20 April, 6.30pm
    Evening Storytime - Pennant Hills

    Join us for stories, songs, craft and refreshments. Come in your pyjamas and bring your favourite bedtime friend.

  • Robotics
    Thursday 20 April, 2.30pm
    Robot Riot

    A hands on educational experience were children participate in a variety of games using a range of autonomous robots and learning how they really work!

  • Dinosaur
    Thursday 20 April, 10.30am
    My Pet Dinosaur

    A fun, interactive and educational activity where children learn interesting facts and interact with Cera the 2 week old Triceratops and Slash the 1 year old Raptor.

  • Creative writing
    Friday 21 April, 10.30am
    Creative writing workshop

    In this engaging and constructive writing workshop, successful author Kirsty Eagar will inspire you by sharing her expertise and creative writing approaches. For ages 10 - 13.

  • Storytime
    Friday 21 April, 10.30am
    Holiday Storytime - Berowra

    Join us for stories, songs, craft and refreshments.

  • Creative writing
    Friday 21 April, 2pm
    Creative writing workshop

    In this engaging and constructive writing workshop, successful author Kirsty Eagar will inspire you by sharing her expertise and creative writing approaches. For ages 14 - 18.

  • Hawkesbury River aerial photo
    Saturday 22 April, 9am - 1pm
    Waratah Bay Bushwalk

    From the top of the ridge this walk descends down a narrow walking track to Waratah Bay on the quiet waters of Cowan Creek.
    Distance: 4km
    Grade: 3

  • True Girt
    Thursday 27 April, 6.30pm
    Meet the Author - David Hunt

    In this side-splitting sequel to his best-selling "Girt: The Unauthorised History of Australia", David Hunt transports us to the Australian frontier.

  • 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 is aimed at showcasing 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.
    Distance: 6km
    Grade: 3

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Wednesday 10 May, 5.30pm to 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

  • 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.

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

    For existing Bushcare volunteers to renew membership.

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

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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