Tips for learner drivers
Liverpool Council in partnership with the Roads and Maritime Services will hold a free workshop for parents and supervisors of learner drivers. The two-hour course will offer parents and supervisors practical advice on how to provide the most effective driving practice for learner drivers. Bookings are essential. Details: Tuesday, February 26, from 6pm to 8pm at the Liverpool Council building, Level 5-33 Moore Street, Liverpool. Ph: 9821 8835.
Valley venue for movies
The venue for the open-air cinema event scheduled for Saturday, February 23 has changed from Greenway Park, West Hoxton to Winnal Reserve, on the corner of Whitford Road and Falcon Circuit in Green Valley. The event will start at 5pm. Movies will start screening from sunset and the event will finish at 10pm. There will be free rides, entertainment, food stalls, craft activities, face painting and roving characters for people of all ages to enjoy. The family-friendly movies that will screen are Disney's Geek Charming and The Sapphires. These events are strictly drug and alcohol free. Bad weather may result in cancellation. Check the Liverpool Council website for updates.
Have your say on zoning
Liverpool Council has invited residents to provide feedback on its updated Draft Rural Lands Study 2012. The study is a broad strategic document outlining development opportunities and constraints across Liverpool's rural lands, and also details the land use zones and planning provisions within the council's planning guidelines — the Liverpool Local Environmental Plan (LEP 2008) and Liverpool Development Control Plan (DCP 2008). A copy of the study, planning proposal, maps and other relevant documentation, including the council's resolution, is available for download at: liverpool.nsw.gov.au. The public exhibition period will end on April 10.
There are still available places in TAFE courses for 2013 including: automotive, business and finance, digital media and photo imaging, hospitality, floristry, engineering, design, carpentry, painting, wall and floor tiling. Details: 13 79 74.
Peppers Place Cafe in Liverpool Neighbourhood Connections centre is open Monday-Wednesday from 10am-1pm and Thursday and Friday from 10am-5pm. There is a range of food available.
■Free fitness classes
Casula Powerhouse invites women to take part in free yoga, boxing and Pilates sessions for the duration of the Onside the Women in Sport exhibition. Exercise all parts of your body while increasing your fitness and lowering levels of stress and anxiety. Details: 9824 1121 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
■A night under the stars: A open air cinema screening will be held at Winnal Reserve, corner of Whitford Road and Falcon Circuit, Green Valley on Saturday, February 23 at 5pm. The event will include two family-friendly movies as well as carnival rides, activities, entertainment and food stalls throughout the park. This is a drug and alcohol-free event. Details: 1300 362 170.
■Free expo: Liverpool Volunteer Resource Centre will hold a volunteer expo at Liverpool Library on Friday, March 8 from 10am-2pm. The exhibition will include a variety of local organisations. Details: 9601 6825.
■Spice up your life: Mediterranean cooking classes will be held at Westside Youth Centre on Monday, February 18 at noon. Childminding is provided. Details: Georgie, 9608 2370.
University of Western Sydney research office is looking for carers of cancer patients to talk about their experience for a new project. The Caring at End of Life research project is part of a new study by UWS, to find out what happens when family and friends help each other when someone is dying at home. Details: Niki, 4736 0368 or caringatendoflife.wordpress.com.