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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 'Wisemans Ferry Inn Museum' by Jacqui Dean
    Tuesday 16 - Sunday 28 May
    Hidden Hornsby

    Part of the Head On Photo Festival, see features of Hornsby’s heritage and modern architecture re-imagined.

  • 'Transcendence' by Carolyn Haywood
    Tuesday 16 - Sunday 28 May
    Breath

    Part of the Head On Photo Festival, a poetic photographic response to Hornsby Shire exploring creativity, majesty, symbiosis, sustainability and hope for infinite renewal.

  • Tuesday 23 May, 6.30pm-8.30pm
    Sydney Writers Festival: Jane Hutcheon

    Author of China Baby Love: An Australian Grandmother's life-changing mission to help China's orphans

    Fully booked, waiting list available

  • Thursday 25 May, 2pm - 4pm
    Community Connections - Waitara Family Centre

    Waitara Family Centre provides a range of family and parenting services that directly address family well-being, parenting, relationship skills, and early childhood development.

  • 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.

    Fully booked, call 9847 4856 to be placed on waiting list.

  • 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. Distance: 5km. Grade: 3
    Fully booked, waiting list available

  • Volunteering Expo
    Tuesday 30 May, 11am
    Volunteering 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.

  • Thursday 1 June, 2pm - 4pm
    Community Connections - KH Meals on Wheels Service

    Meet with a Meals on Wheels representative, find out about their services and volunteering opportunities.

  • science kids experiments
    Thursday 1 June, Thursday 8 June, Thursday 15 June, Thursday 22 June, 4.30pm-5.30pm
    The Young Investigators Club

    In this fascinating program, young scientist will investigate and illuminate different fields of science through numerous practical experiments. For children 9-12 years of age.

    FULLY BOOKED

  • cvr-tile
    Friday 2 June 10am - 12pm
    Children's Voices for Reconciliation

    Free concert event celebrating National Reconciliation Day. School children express their understanding of reconciliation between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Australians through story, song, dance, speech poetry or the display of artwork.

  • 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.

  • Saturday 3 June, 12pm-12.45pm
    “All Aboard” Estuary Boat Tour

    Celebrate World Environment Day and join us on a 40-minute tour by ferry offering a unique insight into the Lower Hawkesbury Estuary.

  • Brooklyn
    Saturday 3 June, Various times
    World Environment Day Brooklyn Free Guided Bushwalk

    Join the celebrations for World Environment Day at Upper McKell Park, Brooklyn. Explore Brooklyn’s cultural history and natural beauty on one of two free guided walks.
    Grade: 3

  • Hornsby Shire Environment Festival
    Saturday 3 June, 11am
    Hornsby Shire Environment Festival and Free Native Plant Giveaway

    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.

  • Hawkesbury view
    Monday 5 June, 9am - 11.30am
    Lloyd Trig Guided Bushwalk

    Once again we have special entry to the stunning Muogamarra Nature Reserve at Cowan.
    Distance: 3.5km
    Grade: 3

  • Electricity bill
    Monday 5 June, 10am
    Energy Made Easy

    Do you dread opening your electricity bill every quarter? Join us and become more aware of what you are paying each quarter and go home with easy, low cost tips to reduce your electricity usage.

  • Recycling sorting plant
    Monday 5 June, 9am
    Recycling Tour

    Come on a tour of the Materials Recycling Facility and find out how the materials in your yellow bin is sorted.

    Fully booked, call 9847 4856 to be placed on waiting list.

  • Tuesday 6 June, 11am
    Korean Storytime

    Come and join in Korean storytelling at Hornsby Library.

  • Thursday 8 June, 2pm - 4pm
    Community Connections - Hammond Care

    Hammond Care specialises in dementia care including At Home Services, carer counselling and private care.

  • 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 14 June, 6.30pm
    Financial Seminar: Understanding Superannuation and the July Changes

    Understanding superannuation and your options.

  • Thursday 15 June, 2pm - 4pm
    Community Connections - NDIS Uniting

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

  • Bushwalk people 1
    Sunday 18 June, 8am - 1pm
    Laughtondale - Hawkesbury River - Bushwalk

    A bushwalk showcasing the diversity of birdlife within some of the quieter and lesser known reserves around the Laughtondale area on the Hawkesbury River.
    Distance: 2km
    Grade: 2

  • Baby in child seat
    Thursday 22 June
    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.

  • Thursday 22 June, 2.30pm
    Live Well with Asthma - Information Session

    This FREE community information session aims to increase your knowledge and confidence in managing asthma.

  • bushwalk
    Saturday 24 June 2017 10 am- 12.30pm
    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: 3km
    Grade: 2

  • 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
    Thursday 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.

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

    Author of The Trip of a Lifetime.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 &11.15am
    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

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

    Come meet Bruce Venables, author of Eureka Run, a thrilling historical adventure set against the backdrop of the Eureka Stockade.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

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