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COLOUR AND MOVEMENT: The streets of Liverpool will come alive on Saturday when the Festival of Chariots rolls through.
COLOUR AND MOVEMENT: The streets of Liverpool will come alive on Saturday when the Festival of Chariots rolls through.
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FOR KIDS

Westside Youth project: An exciting new youth program that offers health and fitness, computer skills and cooking classes as well as homework and assignment help for 12 to 25 at Frank Oliveri Hall, 1 Tantangara Street, Heckenberg, Monday to Thursday, 3pm-5.30pm. Details: 9600 0600.

Active Girl: If you’re 15 to 25 and female you’re invited to join this free fitness program at Warwick Farm. No levels, no judgement, join any time. Each term there will be a different fitness activity. Mondays, 4pm-5.30pm, at 11 Gallop Street. Wear comfortable, flexible clothing and sports shoes. Bring bottle of water and a smile.

Kids Karate: At Sadleir Scouts Hall, corner Celebration and Dundee Streets, Tuesdays, 6pm-7pm, from age 5. Cost: $10 (session). Details: 0418 273 420.

Thrive Boys Group: Meets Fridays at Liverpool Neighbourhood Connections, 11 Gallop Street, Warwick Farm, 3pm-5.15pm. For boys 12 to 16 to enjoy sport activities, health, fitness, guest speakers, video games. Thrive aims to challenge, strengthen and grow young men. Details: 9600 0600.

Movie mornings: Enjoy free kids’ films on the big screen on Saturday mornings, 9.30am-11.30am, at Green Valley and Casula libraries. All welcome. Bookings not needed. Details: mylibrary.liverpool.nsw.gov.au.

THURSDAY

Call to ex-students: At a recent get-together of retired and ex-teachers from Casula Public School, the discussion centred on what the ex-students have done since leaving the school. If you attended Casula Public School between 1986 and 2013 and you'd like to share your story with your ex-teachers contact David Nelson (retired principal) at cdnelson01@optusnet.com.au or PO Box 211, Caringbah NSW 2229.  

Drivers needed: The Leukaemia Foundation is urgently calling for volunteer drivers in Liverpool and Fairfield to help transport people living with blood cancer to vital medical appointments. The Leukaemia Foundation’s much loved patient transport service has been providing people with free transport for more than two decades. Residents can help continue this vital community service by providing just a few short hours of their time per week, fortnight or per month. Your free time will make a real difference in the day of a person living with blood cancer. Details: 1800 620 420.

Cervical screening: A free test is available to ensure women in the area as part of a new service run by Family Planning NSW. Up to half of women living in the Liverpool area are overdue for their regular cervical screening. Women over 25 are recommended to have the screening test every five years. “Recent changes to cervical cancer screening are a great reason to come and see us if you haven’t had a check-up in a while,” director Jodie Duggan said. “The actual examination is quick and simple and our female clinicians are there to make women feel comfortable.” The service also provides information and support for STI testing, breast awareness, contraception, post-natal checks, access to social work services and a general health check-up. For more information or to make an appointment call 8752 4322 or email outreach@fpnsw.org.au.

Free courses: Presented by Cabramatta Core Community Services in basic English, computers, and community services certificate 2 starts in February. For more information phone Suhair on 0472 879 279.

U3A Liverpool: Liverpool University of the Third Age is for those aged over 50 and offers classes in art and craft, computers, creative writing, Euchre, French, gadgets for seniors, history, meditation, Rummikub, Tai-Chi, Yogalates, walking and more. Annual membership is $45. The office is open from 10am-noon at the Dr Pirie Centre, corner of Bigge and Moore Streets, Liverpool or phone 9601 5574.

Driver sought: Liverpool Neighbourhood Connections are looking for a volunteer bus driver to help out with senior’s group outings. You must have your LR licence. For more details phone 9600 0600.

Cecil Hills Playgroup: Sessions at Cecil Hills Community Centre, Sandringham Drive on Thursdays, 10am-noon. Variety of toys and craft activities. Details: 9600 0600.

Liverpool Knitters: Invite all those interested to share their knitting skills and learn new ones at Liverpool Library every Thursday during school terms, 10am-noon. Participants can work on their own or community projects and experience the gentle art of knitting in a friendly and supportive group. Bring your own knitting supplies. No bookings required.

Tai-chi classes: Improve general health and emotional wellbeing on Thursdays, 2pm-3pm, at Core Community Services, 41 Peel Street, Canley Heights. Classes run by certified Tai-Chi Fitness Australia instructor. Cost: $36 (nine sessions). Details: Julie, 9728 4973.

Moorebank Happy Seniors: Meet Thursdays at Moorebank Community Centre, corner Maddecks Avenue and Lucas Avenue, 10am-2pm, for morning tea and games. Group welcomes senior residents to come along and meet new friends. Also monthly outings. Details: 9600 0600.

Supported playgroup: Fairfield Council offers a free playgroup to families with a young child with developmental delay or disability at Bonnyrigg Early Learning Centre, Thursdays, 10am-noon. Stay and play in a safe environment designed for your child. Sessions include specialist therapy supports targeted to your child. Details: 9724 7948.

Learn English: Lessons cater to beginners, intermediate and advanced students and include reading, writing, vocabulary, grammar, punctuation, listening and speaking skills. Volunteers run morning classes 10am-noon, evening classes 7.30pm-9pm at St Mark’s Anglican Church, corner Heckenberg Avenue and Spica Street, Sadleir. Details: 9607 7547.

Bike rides: Thursdays, 9.30am-noon, from the WSCN bike shed at the back of Fairfield showground, off Moonlight Road, Prairiewood. Up to 30 kilometres of easy, slow-paced social riding with coffee stop before return. Must have a roadworthy bike and obey all road rules. Under-18s to be with an adult. Free. Details: Bob Ward, 9724 1520.

Craft group: Run by Parks Community Network, 9.30am-11.30am, Thursdays at Prairiewood Youth and Community Centre. Cost: $5. Details: 9609 7400.

Alcoholics Anonymous: Group meets Thursdays, noon-1.30pm, 1 Dale Street, Fairfield. Organised by Oakdene House Foundation, which advocates abstinence as a path to recovery and supports the 12-step programs of addiction. Oakdene is smoke-free, drug-free, alcohol-free. Free entry. Details: Mark Henson, 0410 714 510.

FRIDAY

Go ice skating: Fairfield Council are transforming the Aquatopia water park into a New York-style Central Park ice-skating rink for the July school holidays. Icetopia will feature a 250-square-metre outdoor ice skating rink complete with the winter magic of lights and entertainment between July 7 and 22. It will be open from 11am to 8.30pm, with six daily 60-minute skating sessions available every day of the school holidays. Tickets will include skate hire and be available for $10 for one person or $20 for three people. Sessions numbers will be limited to a maximum of 100 people with themed skate aids available for beginners.Tickets: http://www.fairfieldcityleisurecentres.com.au/icetopia-at-prairiewood/

Fun night: 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 line-up includes Fairfield City councillor Dai Le, Adam Anderson from Minuteman Press Liverpool, Cassandra Mammoud from Club Marconi, Debbie Hilder from St Johns Park Bowling Club, Elizabeth Harlow from Braeside Hospital, Charishma Kaliyanda from Liverpool City Council, Michael Judge from Canley Heights RSL Club, Myrian Fernandez from Elias Pharmacy and Vince Movizio from Ray White Real Estate. The event will take place at the Grand Paradiso, Fairfield, from 6.30pm on Friday, August 10. Tickets for the gala night are $120 per person or $1000 for a table of 10 and include a three-course meal, drinks and entertainment. Details and bookings: www.123tix.com.au/events/1207/stars-of-sydney-south-west-dance-for-cancer

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.

Volunteers needed: Liverpool Parenting Centre, 10 Murphy Avenue, Liverpool is a free service that provides support for local families with children under five. New recruits are sought to care for children under six months of age while their parents attend a group activity. Sessions are two hours a week and training is provided. Details: Kate or Wendy on 9821 4555.

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.

Senior walkers: Meet at the back of Fairfield Leisure Centre car park in Vine Street Fridays at 9.30am for walks of 45 to 60 minutes. Details: Robert, 0422 933 612 or 9724 1520.

Latin dance: Learn a variety of styles of partner dancing including salsa, bachata and cha-cha every Friday in Lansvale, 8.30pm-9.30pm. Cost $15. Details: Derek Vuong, 0412 550 855.

Spanish book club: Club Literario en Espanol (Castellano) meets 11am-1pm on the first Friday of the month at Bonnyrigg Library, Bonnyrigg Place, Bonnyrigg Avenue. Group is ideal for those who enjoy talking about books. All you need is a current library card. Free entry. Details: Maria Rosa Lopez, 9725 0339.

Yoga class: Meets Fridays at Cecil Hills Community Centre, 5 Sandringham Drive, 10am-11am. Learn from a qualified and experienced instructor how to master the art of yoga. Cost: $8 (class). Details: 9600 0600.

Active seniors: Meets at Moorebank Community Centre, corner of Maddecks and Lucas Avenues, Moorebank, Fridays, 9am-11am, for social gatherings, activities and outings. Details:  0420 828 200.

SATURDAY

Festival time: The streets will be filled with vibrant colours and sounds on Saturday, July 18 when the Festival of Chariots rolls through Liverpool. There will be a walking procession, cultural performance and feast. A group of performers will lead a procession of jubilant festival goers, who will help to pull the chariot of the lord of universe, Lord Jagannath. Devotees believe that if they pull the ropes of the chariot, they will be closer to their release from the material world and entrance to the spiritual realm. The festival starts at Bigge Park, near Bigge Street at 10am, before a street parade through Liverpool’s main through fares. The event ends back at the park, where cultural performances will continue and a free vegetarian meal will be served. Admission is free.

Learn yoga: Are you willing to improve your fitness, flexibility, capacity, energy levels, concentration and productivity and enjoy a healthy life?  Yoga and meditation sessions are held every Saturday at Holsworthy High School, 3 Huon Crescent, Holsworthy and every Sunday at Macarthur Adventist College, 12 Victoria Rd, Macquarie Fields from 7.15am- 8.30am during school terms.  Cost is $30 per term and admissions for term four are now open. Details: email tejyoga.au@tejgyan.org or call 9618 3747.

Work it out: Total Body Bootcamp sessions are being held on Saturday mornings from 9am-9.45am at Grand Flaneur Beach, 1 Ascot Drive, Chipping Norton. Each session cost $10 per person and bookings are essential. Details: Denis, 0403 389 321 or Annabelle, on 0430 000 969.

Language classes: Assyrian Australian Association classes have started this year at Assyrian Diqlat School. Saturdays, 10am-1pm, Fairfield High School, Horsley Drive and St John Park High School, Mimosa Road. For age 5 to adult. Details: Khanna, 0417 555 002 or secretary@assyrianaustralian.org.au or assyrianaustralian.org.au.

Liverpool Historical Society: Local history events for members. For $12 annual membership members can attend a meeting and then tour a historic building or location. Details: Glen, 0403 107 496.

Ingleburn Social Tennis: Wants to hear from anyone interested in having a game on Saturdays, 2pm-5pm. Details: Marie, 4628 4947.

Meditation: Free sessions run by the Heartfulness Institute in the Silver Room at Liverpool library every Saturday, 10am-11am. Details: heartfulness.org.

Fairfield City Markets: Saturdays, 9am-4pm, Fairfield Showground in the covered area behind the grandstands. More than 600 stalls, free entry and lots of parking. Goods range from clothing and toys to groceries and household items. Enter via Smithfield Road, Prairiewood. Details, stall availability: 9725 2333.

SUNDAY

Handy hints: Warm up your winter with a range of free DIY workshops at Bunnings stores this month. See ideas and and projects to get inspired and pick up some helpful advice on sustainable living. From home organisation hacks to indoor inspiration, there’s something for everyone. Workshops are held every Saturday and Sunday at 11am, 12.30pm and 2pm. Details: bunnings.com.au.

MONDAY

Indigenous culture: Westfield Liverpool will mark NAIDOC Week from July 8-15 with traditional community experiences in the centre. In the craft zone on level two children will have the opportunity to make boomerang sand art, wooden pendant necklaces and woollen rainbow snakes from 11am-2pm daily. To commemorate NAIDOC Week, there will also be a traditional digeridoo performance on Thursday, July 12, along with an exhibition of artwork completed by local students from Liverpool Girls High School, titled the NAIDOC Empowering Women Art Display.

Self defence: The JEVC / Liverpool RSL Youth Karate Club offers classes in self-defence and karate for adults and children  at Ashcroft High School on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6pm-7.30pm and Saturdays from 10am-11.30am. Affordable fees, no contracts. Details: Sensei Danny Goding on 0401 470 480 or email isshinaust@hotmail.com.

Riparian restoration: The Cumberland Council section of Prospect Creek has been recognised as having a high conservation significance due to its value as a wildlife corridor. Volunteers are needed to help out with the enhancement and protection of the endangered River Flat Eucalypt Forest ecological community. The work focuses on maintenance and planting of native vegetation, weed identification and removal, flora and fauna surveying, habitat construction and water monitoring. Sessions are held Mondays, Tuesday and one Saturday a month from 8.30am-2.30pm. Morning tea will be provided, bring your own lunch. You can register at http://bookings.conservationvolunteers.org, email westernsydney@conservationvolunteers.com.au or phone 4721 4625.

Stitch one, chat two: Calling all crafty types. Take your needles, hooks, thread, wool, whatever it is you work with, and enjoy a social morning’s stitch and chat with other creative folk. All skill levels are welcome. Sessions are at: Carnes Hill Library every Monday 10am-noon; Miller Library every Tuesday 10am-noon; Casula Library every Thursday 10am-noon; Moorebank Library every Friday 10am-noon; and Green Valley Library every Saturday 10am-11.45am. Details: http://mylibrary.liverpool.nsw.gov.au.

Hatha Yoga: Flow-style classes from beginners to intermediate are now running Monday and Thursday nights, 7pm-8pm, at Core Community Services, 41 Peel Street, Canley Heights. Great for increasing flexibility, improving breathing, relieving stress, calming the mind, improving your sleep and toning and strengthening your body. Cost: $5 (session). Bring your own mat. Details: Jason, 0411 255 881.

English classes: Free conversational classes begin on Monday, February 6, 11.15am-12.15pm, at Core Community Services, 41 Peel Street, Canley Heights. Details: Julie, 9728 4973.

Lurnea ROSES: Meet on Mondays, 4pm-6.30pm, at George Bates Hall, corner of 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. Joining fee $8, then $4 week. Details: 9600 0600.

Right side of 50 group: Meets at George Bates Hall, corner of Hill and Wonga Roads, Lurnea on Mondays, 10am-1.30pm. Enjoy games, bingo, guest speakers and monthly outings. Cost: $4 (week). Details: 9600 0600.

Pilates: Classes Mondays, 7pm-8pm and Wednesdays, 9am-10am, Community Action Services Australia, Brian Wunsch Centre, 126 Avoca Road, Wakeley, next to Fairfield Council building. Cost: $10 (conditions apply). Details: Rossana, 0423 141 523.

Polish song’n’dance ensemble: Lajkonik invites children with Polish connections, aged 5-12, to take part in Polish folk singing and dancing at All Saints Parish Hall, George Street, Liverpool, on Mondays, 6.30pm-8pm. Qualified teachers ensure children love learning about their heritage and gain performance and language skills. Social and family atmosphere. First lesson free. Details: Ursula, 0418 265 271.

Cecil Hills Playgroup: For parents, carers and under 5s. Cecil Hills Community Centre, 162 Sandringham Drive, Mondays and Thursdays, 10am-noon for games, activities, craft, music. Cost: $3 family (week). Details: 9600 0600.

TUESDAY

Holiday fun: PCYC Liverpool are running holiday clinics and an open day during the school holidays. Activities on offer include NRL, AFL, soccer and FIFA competitions, Bunnings workshops, multisport and more. The emphasis is on fun and meeting new friends. To register call the club on 9608 6999 or visit the centre at 100 Cartwright Avenue, Miller.

Cancer help: The ENRICHing Survivorship program is a free group-based program comprised of eight, two-hour, face-to-face, weekly sessions. The sessions will run from 9am-11am on Tuesdays from September 18 to November 13. ENRICHing Survivorship provides cancer survivors with nutrition information, involvement in physical activity and practical information and discussion about adjusting to life following cancer treatment. For details, visit www.cancercouncil.com.au/enrich, phone 1300 360 541 or email enrich@nswcc.org.au.

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. Cost of dinner is $22. There are also lunches twice a month on Wednesdays at various cafes. Details: Dianne, 9730 3344.

Art group: Meets every Tuesday, 10am-1pm at Canley Heights RSL Club, 26 Humphries Road, Wakeley. The group paints in oils, acrylics and water paints, and members bring their own canvas and paints. New artists welcome. Cost $2. Details: Peggy, 9609 2797.

Gentle exercise: Class meets at Casula Community Centre, 39 Ingham Drive, Casula every Tuesday,12.30pm-1.15pm. Come and enjoy some gentle exercise and learn from a qualified instructor how to improve your balance, co-ordination and general fitness. This class is suitable for both men and women. Cost: $5 class. Details: 9600 0600.

Bricks club: Help unleash your child’s creativity with Liverpool City Library’s Duplo Bricks Club. The free weekly program held during the school term provides all the Duplo your child will need to create and explore their own ideas. Special sessions will also be held on a particular theme, guided by staff. No bookings are required. It’s at Carnes Hill Library, Casula Library, Green Valley Library, Miller Library and Moorebank Library every Tuesday, 10.30am-11.30am, and Liverpool City Library every Thursday, 10.30am-11.30am.

Book chat: Read great books and make new friends when you join the book club which meets at Liverpool City Library on the third Tuesday of each month from 1.30pm-2.30pm. Enjoy a lively discussion with fellow book lovers in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. The monthly schedule of books will include a mix of contemporary fiction, classics, biography and non-fiction.

Kids Karate: At Sadleir Scouts Hall, corner Celebration and Dundee Streets, Tuesdays, 6pm-7pm, from age 5. Cost $10 (session). Details: 0418 273 420.

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. Details: 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 children under 5. Cost $2 per child or $3 per family each day. Details: 9600 0600.

Women’s group: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women’s Group will run at Bonnyrigg Community Centre, 1pm-3pm, the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month. It is open to women living within the Fairfield local government area. Activities will include arts and craft and yarning. Free entry. Details: Cathy, 0414 336 785 or Wendy, 0414 964 657.

WEDNESDAY

Make movies: SouthWest Video Club Sydney meets on the first and second Wednesday of the month from 7pm at St Joseph’s Parish Hall, 45 Nuwarra Road, Moorebank. The club is open to anyone who has an interest in making their own videos. Find out about the latest technologies available for cameras and editing software, network with other video enthusiasts and improve your skills. Details: www.southwestvideoclub.org.au.

Gentle exercise: Warwick Farm Neighbourhood Centre, 11 Gallop Street, every Wednesday, 8:30am-9:30am. Enjoy some gentle exercise and learn from a qualified instructor how to improve your balance, co-ordination and general fitness. Class is suitable for both men and women. Cost is $7 per class. Details: 9600 0600.

Fairfield Anxiety Disorder: Support group meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month from 7pm at Fairfield Community Centre. The support group is open to people with anxiety disorders and their friends and family.  It’s for over 18s and is not suitable for people with schizophrenia or PTSD.  Details: Rachel, 9339 6013 or email supportgroups@wayahead.org.au

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.

Men’s Shed: New members are sought for this community-based non-profit organisation which aims to provide a safe, friendly environment for men to work on meaningful projects. Members are mostly retirees with time on their hands and a desire to do something to help the community. Activities include carpentry, wood turning, computer work, metal fabrication and welding as well as table games and other hobbies. The Shed is at 31 Shepherd Street, Liverpool and operates on Wednesdays and Fridays, 9am-1pm. Membership $50 year plus $2 day for tea/coffee. Details: Alvan Freeman, 0401 717 104 or John Jewel, 0404 466 060.

Yoga with Teresa: Improve your health and wellbeing and gain more energy at weekly yoga classes. Cost $10. Classes Wednesdays 9.30am, Thursdays 7pm, Tuesdays 7pm at Cecil Hills Community Centre, Sandringham Drive. Bring mat, towel. Details: adcyoga.com.au or 0432 077 007 or Facebook (adcyogaforlife).

Fairfield City Camera Club: Meets at 7.30pm on the first and third Wednesday of each month at Share Care, 26 Green Valley Road, Heckenberg. Those interested in photography can join for regular lectures, competitions and workshops. Cost $50 year for one or $60 year for family. Details: Belinda, 0412 552 726 or fairfieldcitycameraclub.com.au.

Probus Prestons: Members meet at Mounties, Mount Pritchard on the third Wednesday of the month, 10am. For active retirees, singles and couples and offers formal meetings, guest speakers, outings, fellowship and fun. Meet like-minded people, enjoy social activities, morning tea, shows, low-cost outings. Lunch : $8 (optional). Details: Nolene, 9771 6130.

Tai-Chi: Every Wednesday at Moorebank Community Centre, corner Nuwarra Road and Maddecks Avenue, Moorebank, 11.30am-12.30pm. Enjoy gentle and relaxing exercise for any age. Qualified instructor. Cost: $7 (session). Details: 9600 0600.

Slim and Trim: Meets every Wednesday, 9am-10.30am, at Liverpool Neighbourhood Connections, 11 Gallop Street, Warwick Farm. Do you want to be healthier? Get nutritional advice, discus your weight-loss problems, weigh in and meet new friends. Cost: $2 (week). Details: 9600 0600.

COMMUNITY

NSW Justices: Liverpool branch has six community desks, Liverpool Court House, Liverpool Moorebank Casula and Green Valley libraries and Carnes Hill Shopping Centre. JPs available at these sites for witnessing signatures and certifying documents. Times available on the NSWJA website, nswja.org.au or 0418 232 224. Liverpool branch meets at Liverpool Catholic Club, 7pm, on the third Thursday of the month (February to November).

Maltese Language School: invites students of all ages to learn the language, culture and history of the Maltese Islands. Lessons are on Saturday morning, Monday afternoon and evening and Wednesday afternoon and evening. Details: malteselanguageschoolnsw@hotmail.com.

Casula Seniors Group: Bingo, trivia and monthly outings. Tea, coffee provided. Cost: $4 (week). Meet at Casula Community Centre, 10.30am-1pm at 39 Ingham Drive. Details: 9600 0600.

Women’s health: Appointments available for women’s health nurse at the Well Woman’s Clinic, 11 Gallop Street, Warwick Farm. Free confidential service includes PAP tests, breast checks, cardiovascular disease screening, pregnancy checks, postnatal checks, general women’s health information. Details: 9600 0600.

Volunteers needed: South-West Community Transport is a HACC funded program providing community transport to the frail aged, younger people with disabilities and their carers in the Fairfield, Liverpool, Camden, Campbelltown and Wollondilly areas. The service needs volunteers to join the team as drivers, carers or administration assistants. Full training is provided and expenses are reimbursed. Details: 9603 2106 or visit swct.com.au.

Family history: Liverpool Genealogy Society has a room at Liverpool Regional Museum, corner Hume Highway and Congressional Drive. Volunteers on hand to help residents start researching local, Australian and overseas family histories. Open Tuesday to Saturday, 10.30am-3.30pm. Details: 9822 8360.

Women’s health: The Liverpool Women’s Health Centre hosts a range of activities and groups, including Tai-Chi for health, laughter club, strategies for good health, self-care matters, and healthy heart workshop. Details: 9601 3555.

Volunteers sought: Karitane Linking Families is a volunteer service assisting local families a few hours a week through volunteer home visits. Training provided. Details: Teresa or Bobbi, 9754 2655.

Cancer support: Cancer Council South-West Community Office seeks volunteers to provide support and information to cancer patients. Interview and two days training. Details: Janice, 9354 2051.

Carer line: Free phone information and support service specifically for and about carers, providing access to information, emotional support and referrals to a range of services. Details: 1800 242 636 (weekdays, 9am-5pm).

Walking group: Stockland walking group meets from 8am in the food court at Stockland Wetherill Park on Tuesdays and Thursdays for 30-minute walks. Register your attendance: Stockland Wetherill Park Customer Care Centre or 9609 7766.