Community diary

GOOD FUN: Playgroups throughout the region give children and parents a chance to connect with others in a supportive environment.
GOOD FUN: Playgroups throughout the region give children and parents a chance to connect with others in a supportive environment.
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Cecil Hills Playgroup: Sessions are held at Cecil Hills Community Centre, Sandringham Drive, Cecil Hills on Thursdays, 10am-noon. Variety of toys and craft activities. Details: 9600 0600.

U3A Liverpool: Over 50 and bored? Try Liverpool University of the Third Age for fun classes. Annual membership: $35. Art and craft classes, computers, creative writing, Euchre, French, gadgets for seniors, history, meditation, Rummikub, Tai-Chi, Yogalates, walking. Office is at the corner of Bigge and Moore streets. Details: 9601 5574.


Casula Seniors: Meet on Fridays, 10.30am-1.30pm, at Casula Community Centre, 39 Ingham Drive, Casula. Enjoy bingo, trivia, guest speakers, planning days and monthly outings.  Tea and coffee is provided. All welcome. Details: 9600 0600.

Clothes Box: At Heckenberg Connections, Oliveri Hall,1 Tantangara Street, Heckenberg every Friday and Tuesday, 9.30am-12.30pm. Second-hand clothing for babies to adults available. Grab some bargains.


Traditional dinner: The women of Labasans Australia Fiji Inc have organised a get together to raise money for the community’s needy while having fun. A dinner featuring Indian food will be held at Prairiewood Youth Centre, 194 Restwell Road, Prairiewood on Saturday, August 12 from 7pm. Details: Maroof, 0433 437 786.

Railway history: Engineering Australia Sydney Division Heritage Committee member and long-time volunteer with Australian Railway Historical Society NSW, Bill Phippen, will talk about the society, its aims and activities at Liverpool Regional Museum, 462 Hume Highway, on Saturday, August 12, 10.30am-12.30pm. Free but bookings essential at


Stitch one chat two: Take your needles, hooks, thread or wool and enjoy a social morning’s stitch and chat with other creative folk. All skill levels are welcome. Sessions are at: Carnes, Miller, Casula, Moorebank and Green Valley Libraries at different days and times. For details go to


Women’s group: Social activities, speakers and raising money for charity are on offer at Moorebank Evening VIEW Club, which meets on the third Tuesday of the month from 6.30pm at Moorebank Hotel. The next meeting is August 15. They also enjoy lunches twice a month on Wednesdays at various cafes. Cost of dinner $22. Details: Dianne, 9730 3344.

NDIS update: An information session on the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) for the Aboriginal community will be held on Tuesday, August 15, 10am-noon, at Miller Community Centre, 16 Woodward Crescent, Miller. Topics covered will include: what is the NDIS; what are my rights and responsibilities and; who can I complain to if things go wrong. Free but bookings essential. Details and RSVP to Miguel Ferrero on 9708 2818 or email


Heckenberg playgroup: Meets every Wednesday, 9.30am-11.30am, at Oliveri Hall, 1 Tantangara Street. Parents, carers and children under 5 invited to attend to meet new friends and enjoy games, craft, music. Free. Details: 9600 0600.


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