What’s on cal

Apr
17
Sat
ART Express | The Armory, Newington @ The Armory Gallery
Apr 17 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

ARTEXPRESS at the Armory is an exhibition comprising major works submitted by HSC Visual Art students. It’s presented in partnership with the NSW Department of Education, the Arts Unit and the NSW Education Standards Authority. This year’s exhibition contains exemplary works by 60 students that were created in the midst of the COVID-19 lockdown. Our exhibition will be the largest of all the ARTEXPRESS exhibitions.

ARTEXPRESS: Threads of connection captures the expression of a cohort of young artists who created bodies of work amidst the catastrophic Australian bushfires of last Summer, the unprecedented impacts of the global pandemic, and the challenges of remote learning and social distancing.

And make sure to combine your visit with a play at Blaxland Riverside Park and lunch at the Armory Cafe.

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Apr
18
Sun
ART Express | The Armory, Newington @ The Armory Gallery
Apr 18 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

ARTEXPRESS at the Armory is an exhibition comprising major works submitted by HSC Visual Art students. It’s presented in partnership with the NSW Department of Education, the Arts Unit and the NSW Education Standards Authority. This year’s exhibition contains exemplary works by 60 students that were created in the midst of the COVID-19 lockdown. Our exhibition will be the largest of all the ARTEXPRESS exhibitions.

ARTEXPRESS: Threads of connection captures the expression of a cohort of young artists who created bodies of work amidst the catastrophic Australian bushfires of last Summer, the unprecedented impacts of the global pandemic, and the challenges of remote learning and social distancing.

And make sure to combine your visit with a play at Blaxland Riverside Park and lunch at the Armory Cafe.

ParraParents articles

Apr
19
Mon
ART Express | The Armory, Newington @ The Armory Gallery
Apr 19 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

ARTEXPRESS at the Armory is an exhibition comprising major works submitted by HSC Visual Art students. It’s presented in partnership with the NSW Department of Education, the Arts Unit and the NSW Education Standards Authority. This year’s exhibition contains exemplary works by 60 students that were created in the midst of the COVID-19 lockdown. Our exhibition will be the largest of all the ARTEXPRESS exhibitions.

ARTEXPRESS: Threads of connection captures the expression of a cohort of young artists who created bodies of work amidst the catastrophic Australian bushfires of last Summer, the unprecedented impacts of the global pandemic, and the challenges of remote learning and social distancing.

And make sure to combine your visit with a play at Blaxland Riverside Park and lunch at the Armory Cafe.

ParraParents articles

Bush School Storytime with Poppy the Possum | Central Gardens @ Central Gardens at the Bush School (near play equipment on Paton St side)
Apr 19 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

We absolutely loved going along to this FREE monthly outdoor storytime (when my boys were preschoolers). Things have changed a little due to covid, including that you now need to book online.

Here is how Bush School Storytime ran when we attended. It starts at 10am with a nature craft and discovery activity.

Then there’s songs and stories and finally cuddles with Poppy the Possum at about 11am.

The Bush School Storytime is run by Cumberland Council’s Children’s Services Team. And there are now two sessions a month – 1st and 3rd Mondays from 10am to 11am at Central Gardens Nature Reserve in Merrylands.

Session 1 – First Monday of month

  • Monday 12 April 2021
  • Monday 3 May 2021
  • Monday 7 June 2021
  • Monday 5 July 2021

Session 2 – Third Monday of month

  • Monday 15 March 2021
  • Monday 19 April 2021
  • Monday 17 May 2021
  • Monday 21 June 2021

Bush School Storytime with Poppy the Possum will be cancelled in the event of wet weather.


Finding Bush School Storytime with Poppy the Possum

It’s best to park on the Paton Street side of Central Gardens Reserve in Merrylands. The Bush School is near the tennis courts, next to the large, shaded playground.

Bush School Storytime with Poppy the Possum

After the Bush School Storytime, we love visiting the native animals, swapping a book in the street library, checking out the waterfall and play in the two playgrounds.

Apr
20
Tue
ART Express | The Armory, Newington @ The Armory Gallery
Apr 20 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

ARTEXPRESS at the Armory is an exhibition comprising major works submitted by HSC Visual Art students. It’s presented in partnership with the NSW Department of Education, the Arts Unit and the NSW Education Standards Authority. This year’s exhibition contains exemplary works by 60 students that were created in the midst of the COVID-19 lockdown. Our exhibition will be the largest of all the ARTEXPRESS exhibitions.

ARTEXPRESS: Threads of connection captures the expression of a cohort of young artists who created bodies of work amidst the catastrophic Australian bushfires of last Summer, the unprecedented impacts of the global pandemic, and the challenges of remote learning and social distancing.

And make sure to combine your visit with a play at Blaxland Riverside Park and lunch at the Armory Cafe.

ParraParents articles

Holy Trinity Playgroup | Baulkham Hills @ Holy Trinity Baulkham Hills
Apr 20 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Holy Trinity Playgroup | Baulkham Hills @ Holy Trinity Baulkham Hills | Baulkham Hills | New South Wales | Australia

Tuesday & Thursday Holy Trinity Playgroups: 10 – 12noon, during school terms

Children from 0 to pre-kindergarten are welcome to bring a parent or carer along to playgroup for fun, toys, morning tea and friendship. Bring along a piece of fruit to be cut & shared.

This playgroup is said to be extremely warm and welcoming.

For more information contact

*Please note our Tuesday playgroup is currently full.

Apr
21
Wed
ART Express | The Armory, Newington @ The Armory Gallery
Apr 21 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

ARTEXPRESS at the Armory is an exhibition comprising major works submitted by HSC Visual Art students. It’s presented in partnership with the NSW Department of Education, the Arts Unit and the NSW Education Standards Authority. This year’s exhibition contains exemplary works by 60 students that were created in the midst of the COVID-19 lockdown. Our exhibition will be the largest of all the ARTEXPRESS exhibitions.

ARTEXPRESS: Threads of connection captures the expression of a cohort of young artists who created bodies of work amidst the catastrophic Australian bushfires of last Summer, the unprecedented impacts of the global pandemic, and the challenges of remote learning and social distancing.

And make sure to combine your visit with a play at Blaxland Riverside Park and lunch at the Armory Cafe.

ParraParents articles

Magic of Storytelling Playgroup | Anzac Park, West Ryde @ Anzac Park, West Ryde
Apr 21 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

The Magic of Storytelling playgroup is now held weekly from 10am to 11:30am at Anzac Park, West Ryde.

Magic of storytelling

It is free to attend and you don’t need to register in advance – just go down to the playground at ANZAC Park. During the playgroup, there is:

  • Reading, music, sports, other stations for free play
  • Craft activities
  • Staff-led reading and rhyme time from around 11.00am

This playgroup is a collaboration of local community organisations working together including The Northern Centre (formerly Ryde Family Services), CCA, Integricare, Ryde Council and United Way. It is available to all families in the area, including families who are enrolled to receive the monthly Imagination Library book program, through United Way Australia.

Apr
22
Thu
ART Express | The Armory, Newington @ The Armory Gallery
Apr 22 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

ARTEXPRESS at the Armory is an exhibition comprising major works submitted by HSC Visual Art students. It’s presented in partnership with the NSW Department of Education, the Arts Unit and the NSW Education Standards Authority. This year’s exhibition contains exemplary works by 60 students that were created in the midst of the COVID-19 lockdown. Our exhibition will be the largest of all the ARTEXPRESS exhibitions.

ARTEXPRESS: Threads of connection captures the expression of a cohort of young artists who created bodies of work amidst the catastrophic Australian bushfires of last Summer, the unprecedented impacts of the global pandemic, and the challenges of remote learning and social distancing.

And make sure to combine your visit with a play at Blaxland Riverside Park and lunch at the Armory Cafe.

ParraParents articles

Holy Trinity Playgroup | Baulkham Hills @ Holy Trinity Baulkham Hills
Apr 22 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Holy Trinity Playgroup | Baulkham Hills @ Holy Trinity Baulkham Hills | Baulkham Hills | New South Wales | Australia

Tuesday & Thursday Holy Trinity Playgroups: 10 – 12noon, during school terms

Children from 0 to pre-kindergarten are welcome to bring a parent or carer along to playgroup for fun, toys, morning tea and friendship. Bring along a piece of fruit to be cut & shared.

This playgroup is said to be extremely warm and welcoming.

For more information contact

*Please note our Tuesday playgroup is currently full.

Apr
23
Fri
ART Express | The Armory, Newington @ The Armory Gallery
Apr 23 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

ARTEXPRESS at the Armory is an exhibition comprising major works submitted by HSC Visual Art students. It’s presented in partnership with the NSW Department of Education, the Arts Unit and the NSW Education Standards Authority. This year’s exhibition contains exemplary works by 60 students that were created in the midst of the COVID-19 lockdown. Our exhibition will be the largest of all the ARTEXPRESS exhibitions.

ARTEXPRESS: Threads of connection captures the expression of a cohort of young artists who created bodies of work amidst the catastrophic Australian bushfires of last Summer, the unprecedented impacts of the global pandemic, and the challenges of remote learning and social distancing.

And make sure to combine your visit with a play at Blaxland Riverside Park and lunch at the Armory Cafe.

ParraParents articles

Apr
24
Sat
ART Express | The Armory, Newington @ The Armory Gallery
Apr 24 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

ARTEXPRESS at the Armory is an exhibition comprising major works submitted by HSC Visual Art students. It’s presented in partnership with the NSW Department of Education, the Arts Unit and the NSW Education Standards Authority. This year’s exhibition contains exemplary works by 60 students that were created in the midst of the COVID-19 lockdown. Our exhibition will be the largest of all the ARTEXPRESS exhibitions.

ARTEXPRESS: Threads of connection captures the expression of a cohort of young artists who created bodies of work amidst the catastrophic Australian bushfires of last Summer, the unprecedented impacts of the global pandemic, and the challenges of remote learning and social distancing.

And make sure to combine your visit with a play at Blaxland Riverside Park and lunch at the Armory Cafe.

ParraParents articles

The Bower Repair Cafe | Parramatta @ The Bower Reuse & Repair Centre
Apr 24 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
The Bower Repair Cafe | Parramatta @ The Bower Reuse & Repair Centre | Parramatta | New South Wales | Australia

Come down to The Bower’s Repair Cafe in Parramatta on the last Saturday of every month from 10am-12pm. The repair cafe is free, but bookings are essential!

You can bring your broken items and they’ll put you on the path to fixing them. This is a free advice service, not a guaranteed repair. Come along, have a cuppa and our skilled repairers will do their best to help. Repair Cafes originated in Europe, and the Bower was the first to bring this concept to Australia. Generally we are only able to look at one item per person.

Items that can be repaired: Small electronics, wood furniture. Please note we are unable to repair microwaves or large whitegoods within the timeframe of a Repair Cafe.

Please bring a notepad and pen to take any notes that may be helpful afterward.

Volunteer electrical technicians and The Bower’s timber workers are on hand to advise and assist members of the community to fix dodgy small electrical items, or rickety tables and chairs. We take time to explain the repair process to every participant, helping them to learn new skills and understand the
benefits in repairing and reusing.

Depending on which item you would like to bring along please select electronics or furniture when you book a ticket. You can bring one item and book only one ticket per person.

Please note that parking on Hunter Street is free for fifteen minutes only.  You can park in the Justice Precinct Car Park for $3 an hour on Saturdays.

We hold Repair Cafes in Zetland, Redfern and Parramatta, please see our website for a list of dates and times.

Apr
25
Sun
ART Express | The Armory, Newington @ The Armory Gallery
Apr 25 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

ARTEXPRESS at the Armory is an exhibition comprising major works submitted by HSC Visual Art students. It’s presented in partnership with the NSW Department of Education, the Arts Unit and the NSW Education Standards Authority. This year’s exhibition contains exemplary works by 60 students that were created in the midst of the COVID-19 lockdown. Our exhibition will be the largest of all the ARTEXPRESS exhibitions.

ARTEXPRESS: Threads of connection captures the expression of a cohort of young artists who created bodies of work amidst the catastrophic Australian bushfires of last Summer, the unprecedented impacts of the global pandemic, and the challenges of remote learning and social distancing.

And make sure to combine your visit with a play at Blaxland Riverside Park and lunch at the Armory Cafe.

ParraParents articles

Birds of the Armory Walk @ Newington Armory
Apr 25 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Birds of the Armory Walk @ Newington Armory | Sydney Olympic Park | New South Wales | Australia

The BirdLife Discovery Centre provides opportunities for people to learn about and engage with birds in their natural habitat. It is located in the Newington Armory – formerly the Royal Australian Navy Armaments Depot in the Parklands at Sydney Olympic Park.

FREE Guided Bird Walks around the Newington Armory – 10 am on the last Sunday of the month, for one hour.

This fascinating walk around the Newington Armory helps people of all ages to identify and spot birds in their natural habitat. Tours are led by knowledgeable guides who will open up the world of birds for you. Departing from the Armroy Visitor Centre, just inside the gates to the Armory, on the last Sunday of the month from 10am. Please call (02) 4376 1001 or email [email protected] if you have any queries.

 

Apr
27
Tue
Holy Trinity Playgroup | Baulkham Hills @ Holy Trinity Baulkham Hills
Apr 27 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Holy Trinity Playgroup | Baulkham Hills @ Holy Trinity Baulkham Hills | Baulkham Hills | New South Wales | Australia

Tuesday & Thursday Holy Trinity Playgroups: 10 – 12noon, during school terms

Children from 0 to pre-kindergarten are welcome to bring a parent or carer along to playgroup for fun, toys, morning tea and friendship. Bring along a piece of fruit to be cut & shared.

This playgroup is said to be extremely warm and welcoming.

For more information contact

*Please note our Tuesday playgroup is currently full.

Apr
28
Wed
Magic of Storytelling Playgroup | Anzac Park, West Ryde @ Anzac Park, West Ryde
Apr 28 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

The Magic of Storytelling playgroup is now held weekly from 10am to 11:30am at Anzac Park, West Ryde.

Magic of storytelling

It is free to attend and you don’t need to register in advance – just go down to the playground at ANZAC Park. During the playgroup, there is:

  • Reading, music, sports, other stations for free play
  • Craft activities
  • Staff-led reading and rhyme time from around 11.00am

This playgroup is a collaboration of local community organisations working together including The Northern Centre (formerly Ryde Family Services), CCA, Integricare, Ryde Council and United Way. It is available to all families in the area, including families who are enrolled to receive the monthly Imagination Library book program, through United Way Australia.

Apr
29
Thu
Holy Trinity Playgroup | Baulkham Hills @ Holy Trinity Baulkham Hills
Apr 29 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Holy Trinity Playgroup | Baulkham Hills @ Holy Trinity Baulkham Hills | Baulkham Hills | New South Wales | Australia

Tuesday & Thursday Holy Trinity Playgroups: 10 – 12noon, during school terms

Children from 0 to pre-kindergarten are welcome to bring a parent or carer along to playgroup for fun, toys, morning tea and friendship. Bring along a piece of fruit to be cut & shared.

This playgroup is said to be extremely warm and welcoming.

For more information contact

*Please note our Tuesday playgroup is currently full.

May
2
Sun
Bella Vista Farm Open Day and Markets | Bella Vista @ Bella Vista Farm
May 2 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Bella Vista Farm Open Day and Markets | Bella Vista @ Bella Vista Farm | Bella Vista | New South Wales | Australia

Bella Vista Farm opens its doors on the 1st Sunday of each month from 9am to 2pm to the general public for FREE.

  • Relax in the peaceful grounds of the Farm or bring a family picnic lunch to enjoy.
  • Explore the homestead and farm buildings.
  • Volunteers from the friends of Bella Vista farm are available to chat and answer any question about the Farm and its history.
  • Browse the Free Spirit Markets and enjoy coffee and a barbecue.

For more information contact: [email protected]

May
3
Mon
Bush School Storytime with Poppy the Possum | Central Gardens @ Central Gardens at the Bush School (near play equipment on Paton St side)
May 3 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

We absolutely loved going along to this FREE monthly outdoor storytime (when my boys were preschoolers). Things have changed a little due to covid, including that you now need to book online.

Here is how Bush School Storytime ran when we attended. It starts at 10am with a nature craft and discovery activity.

Then there’s songs and stories and finally cuddles with Poppy the Possum at about 11am.

The Bush School Storytime is run by Cumberland Council’s Children’s Services Team. And there are now two sessions a month – 1st and 3rd Mondays from 10am to 11am at Central Gardens Nature Reserve in Merrylands.

Session 1 – First Monday of month

  • Monday 12 April 2021
  • Monday 3 May 2021
  • Monday 7 June 2021
  • Monday 5 July 2021

Session 2 – Third Monday of month

  • Monday 15 March 2021
  • Monday 19 April 2021
  • Monday 17 May 2021
  • Monday 21 June 2021

Bush School Storytime with Poppy the Possum will be cancelled in the event of wet weather.


Finding Bush School Storytime with Poppy the Possum

It’s best to park on the Paton Street side of Central Gardens Reserve in Merrylands. The Bush School is near the tennis courts, next to the large, shaded playground.

Bush School Storytime with Poppy the Possum

After the Bush School Storytime, we love visiting the native animals, swapping a book in the street library, checking out the waterfall and play in the two playgrounds.