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Hello possum: Find out how wildlife is being encouraged to return to Prospect's bushland at a presentation by Conservation Volunteers Australia.
Hello possum: Find out how wildlife is being encouraged to return to Prospect's bushland at a presentation by Conservation Volunteers Australia.
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THURSDAY

Bus tour: Members of the The Macquarie Society will be joining the Moorebank Heritage Group for a tour of some of the colonial buildings of the Governor Macquarie era on Thursday, August 23. The tour will be led by president Patrick Dodd. Cost is $38 (non-members) and $35 (members). A light lunch will be served. Bookings essential to Pam at psbrowne@hotmail.com or phone 0408 579 781.

Hello there: Possums at Prospect - Stories of ReWilding an Urban Creek will be presented by Conservation Volunteers Australia on Thursday, August 23 from 5.30pm behind Long Street Park, 65 Long Street, Smithfield. Conservation Volunteers have been regenerating Prospect Creek in Smithfield for years, removing rubbish and weeds and planting native flowering trees. In 2017, with continued funding from Cumberland Council and arant from the Granville Diggers Club, a habitat regeneration project was launched. Registration is essential. Details: 0404 828 911, email Lucy westernsydney@cva.org.au or go to  https://possumsatprospect.eventbrite.com.au.

FRIDAY

Gala fundraiser: Stars of Sydney South West – Dance for Cancer 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 at the Grand Paradiso, Fairfield, from 6.30pm on Friday, August 10. Details and bookings: www.123tix.com.au/events/1207/stars-of-sydney-south-west-dance-for-cancer

SATURDAY

Golden days: Holroyd High School, 7 Cumberland Road, Greystanes will celebrate its 50th birthday jubilee with an open day on Saturday, August 11. Everyone is welcome to join in the celebrations when the gates open from 10am-3pm, especially past students and staff. There will be a formal welcome with speeches and entertainment in the gym at noon. Each block will be dedicated to a decade with an open classroom showcasing photos, news events and memorabilia from that time. All original photos, old uniforms and other memorabilia will be on display in the library. Food and drinks will be available to purchase throughout the day.

MONDAY

Wellness group: For women who have had cancer or have had a friend or family member affected by cancer every Monday during school terms from 10.30am-1pm at Fairfield Women’s Health Service, Arthur West Memorial Hall, McBurney Street, Cabramatta. There will be a free yoga session, nutritious lunch, education, programs and resources. Details: 9755 0008 or email swslhd-fairfieldwomenshealthservice@health.nsw.gov.au

TUESDAY

Bricks club: Help unleash your child’s creativity with Liverpool library’s Duplo Bricks Club. Free weekly program provides all the Duplo your child will need to create and explore their own ideas. Bookings not needed. Carnes Hill library, Casula library, Green Valley library, Miller Library and Moorebank Library on Tuesdays, 10.30am-11.30am, and Liverpool library on Thursdays, 10.30am-11.30am.

WEDNESDAY

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, meet new friends. Cost: $2 (week). Details: 9600 0600.

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