Community diary

FUND-RAISERS: Channel Seven's Mark Ferguson and David Brown will be at the Horsley Park Biggest Morning Tea hosted by Josephine Borg and Theresa Quattromani.
FUND-RAISERS: Channel Seven's Mark Ferguson and David Brown will be at the Horsley Park Biggest Morning Tea hosted by Josephine Borg and Theresa Quattromani.



Share a cuppa: Channel Seven News personalities Mark Ferguson and David Brown will attend the Horsley Park Biggest Morning Tea on Thursday, May 24 from 10am at the Mandavilla Events Centre, Horsley Park. Organisers and best friends Josephine Borg and Theresa Quattromani have hosted the event since 2004, raising $263,205 for the Cancer Council. There will be stalls, games and activities, raffles, entertainment and more. Entry is a $10 donation. Details: htttp://


Crafties Social Group: At Westacott Cottage, 107 Railway Parade, Canley Vale. Bring your knitting, crocheting, sewing, embroidery, spinning, weaving, patchwork, paper craft, scrapbooking or beading for company, chatter, fun, coffee and to share ideas and knowledge. The group meets every Friday, 9.30am-noon, and on the first Saturday of each month (except public holiday weekends), 9.30am-noon. Cost: $2. All welcome. Details: Nerida, 0403 270 213.

Let’s dance: Tickets for the first Stars of Sydney South West – Dance for Cancer are now on sale. The gala night will see nine ‘stars’ join with dance instructors to learn a routine while fundraising to help people in Sydney’s south-west affected by cancer. The event will take place at the Grand Paradiso, Fairfield, from 6.30pm on Friday, August 10. Details and bookings:


Doors are open: Fire and Rescue NSW will hold its annual Open Day on Saturday, May 19, from 10am-2pm, when they throwing open the doors to hundreds of fire stations across NSW, giving communities a chance to check out the fire trucks and stations, get home fire safety tips and to meet their local firefighters. Details:

Visit park: Fairfield Indigenous Flora Park will host a working bee and open day on Saturday, May 19 from 9am-noon. The park is cared for and maintained by the Fairfield Indigenous Flora Park Group with the support of Fairfield Council. The group is made up of volunteers and new members are always welcome. The park can be accessed from Christie Street, Prairiewood. Only 2.3 hectares in size, it is on the banks of Orphan School Creek, surrounded by Fairfield City Golf Course and Fairfield Showground. It contains Cumberland Plain Woodland, an endangered ecological community. Details: Bob Ward, 9724 1520.


Lurnea Roses: Meet Mondays, 4pm-6.30pm, George Bates Hall, corner Hill and Wonga roads. Join a group that assists you with weight loss. Weigh in and join in discussions about nutrition and tips on weight loss. Details: 9600 0600.


Heckenberg Seniors: Meet every Tuesday, 11am-2pm, at Heckenberg Busby Community Centre, 30 Green Valley Road, Heckenberg. Have a cup of tea or coffee and enjoy meeting new friends as well as participating in a variety of interesting activities and monthly outings. For more details phone 9600 0600.

Lurnea Playgroup: Games, activities, craft and music on Tuesdays and Wednesday at George Bates Hall, corner Hill Road and Wonga roads, 9.30am-11.30am. For parents, carers and under-5s. Daily cost: $2 (child), $3 (family). For more details phone 9600 0600.


Gentle exercise: Warwick Farm Neighbourhood Centre, 11 Gallop Street, Wednesdays, 8.30am-9.30am. Enjoy gentle exercise and learn from a qualified instructor how to improve your balance, co-ordination and general fitness. Suits men and women. Cost: $7 (class). For details phone 9600 0600.