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  • Native Bee
    Tuesday 26 September, 10am -12pm
    Kids Native Bee Workshop

    Build your own bee hotel. Suitable for primary school aged children.

    Fully Booked. Waitlist Available

  • Nutty Scientist
    Wednesday 27 September, 2.30pm-3.30pm
    Nutty Scientists - Hornsby Library

    Children aged 6-16 years will learn key scientific concepts and stimulate their interest in science and the environment. Children 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult

    Fully Booked

  • Thursday 28 Sep, 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.

  • Thursday 28 September, 10am-11am
    Holiday Storytime

    For children 18 months and over.

  • Thursday 28 September, 6.30pm-7.30pm
    Evening Holiday Storytime

    For children 18 months and over.

  • Nutty Scientist
    Thursday 28 September, 2.30pm-3.30pm
    Nutty Scientists Workshop - Hornsby Library

    Children will have the opportunity to strengthen their knowledge about the environment around them and conduct their own scientific experiments. Children 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Fully Booked

  • Friday 29 September, 10.30am-11.30am
    Holiday Storytime

    For children 18 months and over.

  • Tuesday 3 October, 10.30am-11.30am
    Starr's Planetarium - Berowra Library

    In this engaging and awe-inspiring earth and space science experience, children will take a trip through the solar system.Fully Booked

  • bushwalk
    Tuesday 3rd October 2017, 9am - 11.30am
    Refuge Rock and Natural Arch Bushwalk

    This gentle return walk is tailor-made for families and seniors during the school holidays as well as being “World Habitat Day”. Distance: 4km. Grade: 2

    Fully Booked - Waiting List Available

  • Wednesday 4 October, 10.30am-11.30am
    Starr's Planetarium - Pennant Hills Library

    In this engaging and awe-inspiring earth and space science experience, children will take a trip through the solar system.

    FULLY BOOKED

  • Thursday 5 October, 2pm-4pm
    Community Connections: NDIS Uniting

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

  • Thursday 5 October, 6.30pm
    Age Pension: Your choices

    Qualification for Age Pension and its rates plus more…

  • Nutty Scientist
    Thursday 5 October, 10.30am-11.30am
    Nutty Scientists - Berowra Community Centre

    Children aged 6-16 years will learn key scientific concepts and stimulate their interest in science and the environment. Children 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

  • dog
    Sunday 8 October, 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

  • science girl beaker
    Every Monday, from 9 October till 23 October (4 weeks)
    The Junior Science Club

    A four week program aimed for 6 to 8 years young scientists presented by the Children’s Discovery Museum. Participants will be able to learn and explore themes from different branches of science through numerous practical experiments.

  • Code4Fun
    Every Tuesday, from 10 October till 12 December (10 weeks)
    Coding Workshops for Y4 - Y6 Children

    Students learn the main programming concepts while creating their own computer games and interactive animated projects. Y4 - Y6 students.

  • Code4Fun
    Every Tuesday, from 10 October till 12 December (10 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.

  • Thursday 12 October, 2pm-4pm
    Community Connections: NDIS Uniting

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

  • Family Law Week
    Thursday 12 October, 6.30pm - 8.30pm
    Family Law: Divorce and Property settlements

    Join Cecilia Castle from Castle Lawyers at Asquith to discuss Divorce and Property settlements.

  • science girl beaker
    Every Thursday, from 12 October till 2 November (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.

  • science kids experiments
    Every Thursday, from 12 October till 2 November (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.

  • Hawkesbury
    Saturday, 14 October, 8.30am-12pm
    Brooklyn Dam Guided Bushwalk

    this walk offers breathtaking views of the Hawkesbury River and Ku-Ring-Gai Chase National Park. Distance: 6km. Grade: 4 Fully Booked

  • 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.

  • Monday 16 October to Friday 27 October
    Carers Art Exhibition

    Come along to an exciting art exhibition celebrating the important role of Carers in our community.

  • 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.

  • Tuesday 17 - Sunday 22 October, 10am-4pm
    Hornsby Emerging Artist Exhibition: Introducing... Hugh Van Schaick

    Hugh Van Schaick was awarded the Hornsby Shire Emerging Artist in 2016 for his drawing ‘Quilty’, which won both the Emerging Artist Award and the People’s Choice Award.

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

    For existing Bushcare volunteers to renew membership.

  • Wednesday 18 October, 11am-2pm
    Healthy Mind, Healthy Body Expo

    Come and meet with local organisations that provide valuable services of health and wellbeing to the families and community in Hornsby local government area.

  • Thursday 19 Oct, 2.15pm
    Community Connections: Lions Club of Hornsby

    Discover how to become involved in your community, join one of Lions many interesting projects, meet new people, have fun and develop new skills.

  • FOTA 2017 Launch
    Saturday, 21 October 11am - 3pm
    Festival of the Arts 2017 Launch - Sights, Senses, Sounds

    Come and feast your eyes, ears and taste buds as we kick off the 2017 Festival of the Arts.

  • 'Misty Mirror' by Chad Martin
    Saturday 21st October, 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

  • 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.

  • After the rain - Janie News
    Sunday 22 October, 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 day out in the bush and classroom. Distance: 1.5km. Grade: 2

  • Monday 23 October, 1pm
    Meet the Authors - Graeme Simsion and Anne Buist

    Meet the authors Graeme Simsion and Anne Buist, authors of Two Steps Forward

  • Monday 23 October, 6.30pm-8pm
    Happy Healthy Teenagers - Information Session

    This information session presented by headspace Chatswood will help to provide parents and carers with an understanding of what goes on in the developing adolescent brain and how to recognise the signs that your child might be suffering from a mental health condition.

  • Weule
    Tuesday 24 - Sunday 29 October
    10am - 4pm daily
    Breathe - Weule, Latimore and Fitzppatrick

    Join Berowra circle of artists Sandy Weule, Susanne Latimore and Kerri Fitzpatrick for their first joint exhibition.

  • Wednesday 25 October, 6.30pm
    Meet the Author - Petrea King

    Meet Petrea King, author of Until Now.

  • Thursday 26 October, 2pm-4pm
    Community Connections: Home Living Australia ADSSI

    Information on accessing aged care in the home.

  • Allergy and Anaphylaxis Workshops
    Thursday 26 October, 6.30pm - 7.30pm
    Allergy and Anaphylaxis Workshops

    Caring for children means having to know what allergy and anaphylaxis is. Learn how to avoid the allergen and how to confidently recognise and manage an allergic reaction.

  • 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.

  • Yellow Robin
    Saturday 28 October, 8am - 10.30am
    Citizen Science: Bird Surveys - Day Road - Beecroft

    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.

  • lorikeets
    Saturday 28 October, 8am - 10.30am
    Citizen Science: Bird Surveys- Binya Close - Hornsby Heights

    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.

  • Red-browed 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.

  • inTransit: Untethered Fibre Artists
    Tuesday 31 October - Sunday 12 November, 10am - 4pm
    inTransit - Untethered Fibre Artists

    inTransit is the third annual exhibition title for the Untethered Fibre Artists – an exhibition group thatis creating a series ofrelated works over a five-year period.

  • Thursday 2 November, 2pm-4pm
    Community Connections: Employment assistance

    Mission Providence providing employment assistance.

  • 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.

  • Quirky Circus
    Saturday 4 November, 5pm – 7pm
    Quirky Circus

    Back by popular demand – the circus is coming to town! An evening of excitement, adventure, magic and a dash of danger.

  • Saturday 4 November 1.30pm
    War on Waste: Capsule Wardrobes

    Join Wendy Mak, author of The Capsule Wardrobe to find out how owning a capsule wardrobe, which consists of a limited amount of clothing, will set you free!

  • Crosslands
    Sunday 5 November, 9am - 12pm
    Estuary Bushwalk

    This easy walk is aimed at showcasing the diversity of the estuary environment in Berowra Creek. Distance:5km. Grade: 3.

  • Tuesday 7 November, 1pm
    Understanding Investment for Retirement

    A financial talk presented by Centrelink Financial Information Services.

  • Detail from the cover of Please Explain by Anna Broinowski
    Thursday 9 November, 6.30pm
    Please Explain: The Rise, Fall and Rise Again of Pauline Hanson

    Meet Anna Broinowski, author of Please Explain: the rise, fall and rise again of Pauline Hanson.

  • Thursday 9 November, 2.15pm-3.15pm
    Community Connections: Financial Counselling

    Lifeline Harbour to Hawkesbury providing information on financial planning, financial counselling and budgeting.

  • Studio Artes
    Friday 10 and Saturday 11 November
    Studio ARTES Workshops

    Studio ARTES is a unique organisation that provides tailor-made creative activities and life skills for adults living with a wide range of disabilities.

  • Friday 10 November, 10.30am
    Meet the Author: Neil McDonald

    Come meet Neil McDonald, author of Valiant for Truth: The Life of Chester Wilmot, War Correspondent

  • Lyrebird Arts Community
    Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 November,
    10am – 4pm
    Lyrebird Arts Community Art Trail

    Featuring original work by 14 local, visual artists – showcasing painting, printmaking, photography, sculpture, glass and fibre art.

  • bushwalk
    Saturday 11 November 2017, 9am-11.30am
    Introduction to Bush Walking

    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: 4km. Grade: 2

  • Arcadian Artists’ Trail
    Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 November,
    9am - 5pm
    Arcadian Artists’ Trail

    The Arcadian Artists 2017 Exhibition and Art Trail is a unique city-country experience in rural Sydney.

  • Hornsby Art Prize
    Saturday 15 - Sunday 26 November, 10am - 4pm daily
    Hornsby Art Prize Exhibition

    Not to be missed – this annual exhibition is a showcase of the best paintings, drawings, prints and 3D works submitted to the 2017 Hornsby Art Prize Competition.

  • 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.

  • Thursday 16 November, 9.30am-3.15pm
    Child Car Seat Safety Checking Day

    For parents and carers.

  • Hawkesbury River Writers
    Thursday 16 November, 6.30pm
    Hawkesbury River Writers

    An inaugural event for the library presented by the Hawkesbury River Writers Group, come listen to engaging writings accompanied by jazz music.

  • Thursday 16 November, 2.15pm-3.15pm
    Community Connections: Understanding Gambling

    Multicultural drug alcohol and gambling service from Hornsby hospital on understanding youth gambling and problem gambling.

  • 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.

  • Echidna Kids
    Tuesday, 21 November 2017, 10am - 11:30am
    Echidna Kids - Preschool Bushwalk

    Come on this special bush discovery walk tailored for preschool ages 3 – 6 years at the Mambara Track, Pennant Hills. Distance: 800m. Grade: 1

  • Thursday 23 November, 2pm-4pm
    Community Connections: Financial Counselling

    Wesley Mission providing confidential financial counselling and advocacy.

  • Thursday 23 November, 2pm-4pm
    Community Connections: Dementia Care and Services

    Hammond care specialises in dementia care and is passionate about helping people in need.

  • Photograph of Hugh Riminton in a television studio
    Thursday 23 November, 7.00pm
    Meet the Author - Hugh Riminton

    Meet Hugh Riminton, author of Minefields

  • End of Solar bonus
    Saturday 25 November, 10am-12pm
    Maximising your Solar Production

    Find out how to make the most of your solar.

  • 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.

  • Saturday 25 November, 2pm
    War on Waste: Furoshiki

    Join Yoshie Kumagai for an afternoon of sustainable gift wrapping with fabric.

  • Thursday 30 November, 2pm-4pm
    Community Connections: Community Against Violence

    Hornsby Kuring-gai Domestic Violence Network, information for services and support of "Zero tolerance; zero violence; zero victims".

  • Thursday 30 November, 6.30pm-8.30pm
    Teaching your Learner Driver

    Supervising drivers and Learner drivers.

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

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

  • Wednesday 6 December, 6.30pm-8pm
    Gingerbread House Making Workshop

    Bring the whole family and be guided in making a wonderful Gingerbread House for the Christmas table.

  • Thursday 7 December, 2pm-4pm
    Community Connections: Services for Migrants

    Chinese Australian Services Society (CASS) providing services for migrants.

  • Thursday 7 December, 4.30pm-6.30pm
    Summer Reading Club Launch with Jack Sharp

    Give your children incentive to read over the holidays and the opportunity to win great prizes.

  • Thursday 7 December, 2pm-4pm
    Community Connections: Dementia Care and Services

    Hammond care specialises in dementia care and is passionate about helping people in need.

  • Saturday 9 December, 2.30pm-4pm
    Gingerbread House Making Workshop

    Bring the whole family and be guided in making a wonderful Gingerbread House for the Christmas table.

  • 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.

  • Thursday 14 December, 2pm-4pm
    Community Connections: Flintwood Disability Services

    Flintwood provides a range of services.

  • Thursday 14 December, 2pm-4pm
    Community Connections: Hammond Care

    Hammond care specialises in dementia care and is passionate about helping people in need.

  • Tuesday 19 December, 10.30am-11.30am
    Christmas Pantomine: Santa of The Never Never

    With a truly Australian flavour,this show offers a feast of characters who help Santa when he is stranded with Rudolph at Uluru.

  • Wednesday 20 December, 10.30am-11.30am
    Christmas Pantomine: Santa of The Never Never

    With a truly Australian flavour,this show offers a feast of characters who help Santa when he is stranded with Rudolph at Uluru.

  • Friday 12 January, 10.30am-11.30am
    The Jeral Puppets

    A puppet show performance with large, colourful puppets, based on traditional fairy tales and nursery rhymes.

  • Sunday 21 January, 7.30am-12.30pm
    Give your Christmas tree another life - Chipping for Mulch

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

  • Monday 22 January, 10.30am-11.30am
    Junkyard Beats

    An innovative workshop combining rhythm with movement and drumming.

  • Tuesday 23 January, 10.30am-11.30am
    Junkyard Beats

    An innovative workshop combining rhythm with movement and drumming.

  • Wednesday 24 January, 10.30am-11.30am
    Junkyard Beats

    An innovative workshop combining rhythm with movement and drumming.

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