Entries for this diary from community groups and non-profit organisations should reach us nine days before anticipated publication. Because of space restrictions there’s no guarantee entries will run. Email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
PFLAG West Sydney: Parents, Families & Friends of Lesbians And Gays offers support for families of kids coming out as gay and will work with you to keep your family together. Group meets on the fourth Saturday of the month, September 22, at 2pm at “175” (formerly Wesley Lodge Motel), 175 Hawkesbury Road, Westmead. Off-street parking available. Details: Judy, 0439 466 125 or pflagaustralia.org.au or email@example.com.
Kids corner: At Heckenberg Connections, Oliveri Hall, 1 Tantangara Street, Tuesdays, 3.15pm-4.15pm for primary-schoolers. Afternoon of fun activities, including craft, reading, games, homework help. Free. Details: 9607 0077.
Kids Karate: At Sadleir Scouts Hall, corner Celebration and Dundee Streets, Tuesdays, 6pm-7pm, from age 5. Cost: $10 (session). Details: 0418 273 420.
Make Your Move: Sydney Dance Company’s free eight-week dance program Make Your Move for adults with limited mobility, Thursdays, September 13 to November 1, 3pm-4pm, at Cabramatta PCYC. A first for here. The creative workshops to get people moving, making and participating in contemporary dance. Develop skills and confidence in movement and explore some of the ideas that inspire SDC’s productions. For adults who’d like to do a dance class but feel their mobility restriction may prevent them. Prior dance experience or training is not a prerequisite and wheelchairs, walkers and mobility aids are welcome.
Free courses: Presented by Cabramatta Core Community Services in basic English, computers, and community services certificate 2. Details: Suhair, 0472 879 279.
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.
Assyrian language classes: Assyrian Australian Association classes at Assyrian Diqlat School. Saturdays, 10am-1pm, Fairfield High School, Horsley Drive and St Johns Park High School, Mimosa Road. For 5 to adult. Details: Khanna, firstname.lastname@example.org or assyrianaustralian.org.au or 0417 555 002.
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.
Sydney Bazaar: With Thrift Stall, where you can drop off any of your unwanted items and collect your cash afterwards when they’re sold. No commissions. Bring your unwanted items to the bazaar and they will try to sell them for you. For everyone and everything. Bring items in and add to the sale table. Once sold come in and collect your cash or they can EFT you the money. No haggling, no strangers coming to your home, no time standing at market stalls. It’s on every Sunday, from 8am, at 1895 Camden Valley Way, Horningsea Park (Prestons). Details: sydneybazaar.com.
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@example.com
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.
Women’s group: Those who enjoy social activities, listening to guest speakers and raising money for The Smith Family are invited to join the Moorebank VIEW Club, which meets on the third Tuesday of the month from 6.30pm at Moorebank Hotel. We have dinner at a cost of $27. Members also have catch-up mornings every other Wednesday at various venues. Details: Dianne, 9730 3344.
Art group: Meets on Tuesdays from 10am-1pm at Canley Heights RSL, 26 Humphries Road, Wakeley. The group paints in oils, acrylics and water paints, and members bring their own canvas and paints. New members welcome to join this friendly group. Cost: $2. Details: Joan, 0410 437 566.
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). Details: 9600 0600.
Heckenberg playgroup: On Wednesdays, 9.30am-11.30am, at Oliveri Hall, 1 Tantangara Street. Parents, carers, under-5s invited to attend to meet new friends and enjoy games, craft, music. Free. Details: 9600 0600.
Time-banking for volunteers: Are you community-minded and looking to be more involved in your area? Timebanking is a volunteering option. The community program allows the voluntary exchange of services between members. Details: Melissa, LVRCcommunity@gmail.com or timebanking.com.au or 9601 6825.
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 on NSWJA website, nswja.org.au or 0418 232 224. Liverpool branch meets at Liverpool Catholic Club, 7pm, on the third Thursday of the month (until November).
Maltese Language School: Invites students of all ages to learn the language, culture and history of the Maltese Islands. Lessons Saturday mornings, Monday afternoons and evenings, Wednesday afternoons and evenings. Details: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 provided, expenses 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 Tuesdays to Saturdays, 10.30am-3.30pm. Details: 9822 8360.
Women’s Health Centre: 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, 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.