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  • kmc.nsw.gov.au/seniorsfestival

    Seniors Festival 2017

    2 March to 3 April

  • MAYOR’S MESSAGE Welcome to Seniors Festival celebrations in Ku-ring-gai!

    On behalf of Ku-ring-gai Council, I’m delighted to announce Seniors Festival celebrations for older residents in Ku-ring-gai. NSW Seniors Week is being celebrated between 3 and 12 March, but as we have so much to offer in Ku-ring-gai we have decided to extend the celebrations for the whole month.

    Our month of free or low-cost activities and events include those organised by Council and local organisations. This guide tells you everything you need to know about what’s on offer, but please book early to ensure you don’t miss out!

    The opening event is the Mayoral Awards on Thursday 2 March, which will honour some of Ku-ring-gai’s most outstanding senior citizens making a difference to the lives of others in our community. Congratulations and thank you to our winners and those who were nominated. We are very grateful for Turramurra Uniting Church for their continuing support in allowing us to hold this event.

    Other highlights of the Festival include a free movie screening, a sightseeing tour of Sydney, iPad workshops and an Easter treats cooking demonstration.

    In all we are promoting around 30 events, guaranteed to cater for all tastes and interests.

    Thank you to all the organisations and community groups who are supporting the festivities, in particular Event Cinemas at the Macquarie Centre which is offering a free screening of the movie Alone in Berlin.

    I hope you enjoy our Seniors Festival this year!

    Cr Jennifer Anderson Mayor of Ku-ring-gai

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    MORNING TEA, CONCERT & MAYORAL AWARDS

    The festival will kick off with a delicious morning tea and entertainment followed by the Mayoral Awards presentation. Plaques will be presented to the winners of the Seniors Mayoral Awards, for volunteers who have made a significant contribution to the community. Come along and be entertained by the talented students from Ku-ring-gai Creative Arts High School.

    THURSDAY 2 MARCH

    TIME 9.45am to 10.25am: Morning tea 10.30am to 11.15am: Concert 11.15am to 11.30am: Presentation of the

    Mayoral Awards

    VENUE Turramurra Uniting Church Hall 10 Turramurra Ave, Turramurra

    COST Free

    BOOKINGS Ku-ring-gai Council Refer to booking form in this booklet to book Council events

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    POST-CONCERT LUNCHEON

    Continue the fun by sharing a delicious 2-course meal at the Ku-ring-gai Meals on Wheels Dining Room after the concert. Bookings to KMOW are essential for catering purposes.

    THURSDAY 2 MARCH

    TIME 10am to 12pm

    VENUE Meals on Wheels Dining Room Next to Turramurra Uniting Church

    COST $14

    BOOKINGS Meals on Wheels 9144 2044 Please book and pay by phone

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    HORNSBY KU-RING-GAI PARKINSON’S SUPPORT GROUP

    The Trent Driving School will keep seniors up to date with the latest motoring rules and regulations. All seniors welcome. Morning tea provided.

    FRIDAY 3 MARCH

    Time 10am – 12pm

    VENUE Turramurra Uniting Church Hall 10 Turramurra Ave, Turramurra

    COST Free

    BOOKINGS No bookings required

    Enquires Diana 9488 7092

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    SENIORS FRIDAY FRIENDS GROUP

    Come and enjoy a time of friendship and fun with other seniors from the community. This activity is held the first Friday of each month throughout the year.

    FRIDAY 3 MARCH

    TIME 10am to 11.45am

    VENUE St Albans Anglican Church Hall Tryon Road Lindfield

    COST Free

    BOOKINGS Marilyn 9419 3583 St Alban’s Office 9416 1703

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    FAMILY HISTORY MEETING KU-RING-GAI SOCIETY

    Presentation by Donna Newton the Librarian of the Royal Australian Historical Society (RAHS) on how the RAHS can be of assistance in family history research.

    SATURDAY 4 MARCH

    TIME 2pm

    VENUE Gordon Library, Meeting Room 1 799 Pacific Hwy, Gordon

    COST Free

    BOOKINGS No bookings necessary

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    FREE MOVIE AT EVENTS CINEMA MACQUARIE CENTRE

    Alone in Berlin Event Cinemas are again generously sponsoring our annual Seniors Festival movie. This year the movie being shown is Alone in Berlin starring Emma Thompson and Brendan Gleeson. The movie is based on the 1947 fictionalized novel about a true life couple who protested against the Nazi regime following the death of their son in France. Bookings are essential.

    MONDAY 6 MARCH

    TIME Movie begins at 10.30am

    VENUE Event Cinema, Macquarie Centre

    COST Free

    BOOKINGS Ku-ring-gai Council Refer to booking form in this booklet to book Council events. You must be a member of Cine Buzz: you can register on the day.

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    TELL YOUR STORY AT GORDON LIBRARY

    “Tell your story!” is an exciting intergenerational project aimed at recording our local oral history. You will be given the chance to talk about your life: how you came to be here, what you do and what aspects of your local area you value and would like to maintain. Sessions will run for approximately 30 minutes. Residents who participate

    in the sessions will benefit from having their histories recorded for future generations as well researchers and interested community members. This event has been partially funded through a NSW Seniors Week grant.

    MONDAY 6 MARCH TO FRIDAY 10 MARCH

    TIME 10am to 12pm

    VENUE Gordon Library 799 Pacific Hwy, Gordon

    COST Free

    BOOKINGS Gordon Library 9424 0120

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    MEETING LIFE’S CHALLENGES GORDON LIBRARY

    Presentation by representative from Lifeline. Are you struggling to keep your chin up? Come and learn strategies to help manage stress, mental health and gain greater wellbeing.

    MONDAY 6 MARCH

    TIME 10.30am to 11.30am

    VENUE Gordon Library Meeting Room 1 799 Pacific Hwy, Gordon

    COST Free

    BOOKINGS Gordon Library 9424 0120

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    KU-RING-GAI HISTORICAL SOCIETY OPEN DAYS

    Come and visit us and see the vast array of our collections and our computer resources.

    MONDAY 6, THURSDAY 9 & FRIDAY 10 MARCH

    TIME 10am to 2pm

    VENUE Ku-ring-gai Historical Society Rooms Next to Gordon Library 799 Pacific Hwy, Gordon

    COST Free

    BOOKINGS No bookings necessary

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    KU-RING-GAI COMPUTER PALS FOR SENIORS

    A presentation on ways that seniors can keep in touch with family and friends using their phones, tablets and computers. If you have a specific question you can book a 15 minute session with a tutor.

    MONDAY 6 MARCH

    TIME 2pm to 4pm

    VENUE Gordon Library meeting room 2 799 Pacific Hwy, Gordon

    COST Free

    BOOKINGS Call 9416 9049 to book a 15 minute session with a tutor or just turn up and join in

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    FAMILY HISTORY WORKSHOP

    Are you interested in genealogy? Learn how to research your family history and write your life story.

    TUESDAY 7 MARCH

    TIME 2pm to 4pm

    VENUE Ku-ring-Gai Neighbourhood Centre St Ives Shopping Village, next to Vintage Cellars

    COST Free. Afternoon tea is included.

    BOOKINGS Phone 9988 4966 or email info@knc.org.au Transport can be provided, enquire when booking

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    KU-RING-GAI HISTORICAL SOCIETY: RESEARCH THE HISTORY OF YOUR HOME

    Come and get help on how to to start researching the history of your house with KHS Built Heritage Group.

    TUESDAY 7 MARCH

    TIME 10am to 2pm

    VENUE Ku-ring-gai Historical Society Rooms Next to Gordon Library 799 Pacific Hwy, Gordon

    COST Free

    BOOKINGS No booking required

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    COMMUNITY GARDEN TOURS AND MORNING TEA

    Come and enjoy an informative tour of the community garden with morning tea included.

    TUESDAY 7 MARCH

    TIME 10.30am

    VENUE Turramurra Lookout Community Garden Pacific Highway Turramurra (Opposite Rohini Street. The garden is close to train and bus transport. Parking available in Council car park Gilroy Lane Turramurra.)

    COST Gold coin donation

    BOOKINGS Julie Antill 0425 283 691 julieantill@optusnet.com.au

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    YOUR WELLBEING, YOUR PLAN GORDON LIBRARY

    A Council of The Ageing (COTA) speaker will discuss options for increasing wellbeing, assistance available in the community and tips on how to implement positive changes in your life.

    WEDNESDAY 8 MARCH

    TIME 10.30am to 11.30am

    VENUE Gordon Library Meeting Room 1 799 Pacific Hwy, Gordon

    COST Free

    BOOKINGS Gordon Library 9424 0120

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    BOOKINGS FOR ACTIVITIES MUST BE MADE IN ADVANCE AS PLACES ARE LIMITED.

    COMPLETE ONE FORM PER PERSON UNLESS YOU ARE A COUPLE

    You will not be able to participate in an activity if you have not made a prior booking (unless stated otherwise). Bookings/enquiries for each activity should be directed to the contact number for each event. Each participant must sign the indemnity form.

    BOOKING INFORMATION Ku-ring-gai Council eve