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  • Thursday 30 March, 2pm - 4pm
    Community Connections - Mission Australia

    Mission Australia’s Northern Sydney team support young people and families with a range of programs focused on education and early intervention.

  • 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

    FULLY BOOKED

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

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

    FULLY BOOKED

  • Youth Week
    Saturday 1 - Friday 7 April
    Youth Week

    Join us for three great events celebrating Youth Week

  • Poppies Project
    Saturday 1 - Sunday 30 April
    ANZAC Poppy Project

    Help us remember those who fought for Australia by creating handmade poppies to be placed on our memorial wall.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • abestos-sq
    Wednesday 5 April, 6.30pm
    Asbestos Awareness Session

    This Asbestos Awareness session has been specifically designed and tailored for the home owner who are undertaking home maintenance and/or home renovations.

  • Thursday 6 April, 2pm - 4pm
    Community Connections - Mission Australia

    Mission Australia’s Northern Sydney team support young people and families with a range of programs focused on education and early intervention.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Thursday 13 April, 2pm - 4pm
    Community Connections - Hornsby Ku-Ring-Gai Community Transport

    Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Community Transport is a non-profit community organisation, providing transport for frail aged and disabled clients living independently.

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

    Join us for stories, songs, craft and refreshments.

  • Robotics
    Thursday 20 April, 2.30pm
    Robot Riot

    A hands on educational experience where 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.

  • 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.

  • Thursday 20 April, 2pm - 4pm
    Community Connections - Ku-ring-gai Neighbourhood Centre

    The Ku-ring-gai Neighbourhood Centre through its Neighbour Aid Program provides help with shopping and transport to essential medical and other appointments for elderly and disabled residents.

  • 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.

    FULLY BOOKED

  • 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.

  • Friday 21 April, 11am - 1pm
    Free Hearing Screenings - Pennant Hills

    Australian Hearing will be giving free hearing checks to anyone over 18 years of age.

    FULLY BOOKED

  • 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.

  • Thursday 27 April, 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.

  • 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

  • local rural firefighters
    Sunday 30 April, 10am-12pm
    Do you know what to do in an emergency?

    Come and meet your local emergency services to find out what to do in an emergency.

  • 'Marigold' by Eva Molner
    Monday 1 - Sunday 14 May
    Visual Dialogues

    A vibrant exhibition of contemporary and traditional artwork from David Hammersley, Gusztav Ilosvay, Eva Molnar, Vladimir Pavlovic, Jeanette Watson and Elizabeth Wilson.

  • science kids experiments
    Monday 1 May, Monday 8 May, Monday 15 May, Monday 22 May, 4.30pm-5.30pm
    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.

  • Tech Savvy Seniors - Mandarin
    4 weeks, beginning Wednesday 3 May
    Tech Savvy Seniors - Cantonese

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

  • 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.

  • Stephen Napier
    Thursday 4 May, 6.30pm
    Meet the Author - Stephen Napier

    Meet Stephen Napier author of The Armoured Campaign in Normandy, June-August, 1944

  • 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

  • Thursday 4 May, 2pm - 4pm
    Community Connections - KH Volunteer Service

    Come and have a chat with the Ku-ring-gai Hornsby Volunteer Service about ways you can make a contribution to the community.

  • Chickens
    Friday 5 May, 10.30am
    Backyard Chicken Workshop

    Thinking about getting chooks? You’ll love them! They give so much and don’t ask for much in return. Learn how to keep them safe and happy and get the most out of your friendly feathered friends at your place.

  • 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.

  • '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.

  • lawyers hammer
    Tuesday 16 May, 7pm
    Changes to Strata Laws - Law Week

    Recent changes to strata laws will impact strata living for residents, landlords and tenants.

  • lawyers hammer
    Wednesday 17 May, 2pm
    Wills, Powers of Attorney and Enduring Guardianships - Law Week - Pennant Hills

    Making a will and appointing a power of attorney or enduring guardian are important decisions.

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

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

  • Learner drivers
    Thursday 18 May, 6.30pm
    Teaching Your Learner Driver

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

  • Thursday 18 May, 2pm - 4pm
    Community Connections - NDIS Uniting

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

  • Australian money
    Friday 19 May, 9am
    'Bring your Bills' Day

    St Vincent de Paul, Hornsby Shire Council and the Energy and Water Ombudsman NSW (EWON) have joined together to hold a free event to help consumers with bills, housing, health, legal and finances issues.

  • lawyers hammer
    Friday 19 May, 2pm
    Cyber Safety for Older People - Law Week

    This talk provides information about common online scams and how to identify them and provides practical tips on how to avoid scams.

  • 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

  • Tea and biscuits
    Monday 22 May, 10am-12pm
    Australias Biggest Morning Tea

    Kick off Library and Information week with a cuppa and something yummy, whilst supporting the Cancer Council.

  • books and pen
    Tuesday 23 May, 6.30pm-8.30pm
    Sydney Writers Festival

    Be a part of the Sydney Writers Festival.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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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