COMMUNITY DIARY | Here’s what’s happening around the region

FAMILY FUN: Children's facepainting is among the activities on offer at Denham Court and Marsden Park this weekend.
FAMILY FUN: Children's facepainting is among the activities on offer at Denham Court and Marsden Park this weekend.

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THURSDAY

Help out: Anglicare’s food and financial help program at Liverpool needs more volunteers. It’s not always easy work but it's rewarding. Training provided. Details: Lee-Anne, volunteers@anglicare.org.au or Jennie, 0438 831 677.

Free courses: Presented by Cabramatta Core Community Services in basic English, computers, and community services certificate 2. Details: Suhair, 0472 879 279.

FRIDAY

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

Clothes Box: Heckenberg Connections, Oliveri Hall,1 Tantangara Street, on Fridays and Tuesdays, 9.30am-12.30pm. Used clothing for babies to adults available. Grab some bargains.

SATURDAY

Work it out: Total Body Bootcamp on Saturdas, 9am-9.45am, Grand Flaneur Beach, 1 Ascot Drive, Chipping Norton. Sessions: $10 each. Details, bookings (essential): Denis, 0403 389 321 or Annabelle, 0430 000 969.

Assyrian language 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, secretary@assyrianaustralian.org.au or assyrianaustralian.org.au or  0417 555 002.

SUNDAY

Meet Simon: Get cricket tips from former Australian batsman Simon Katich at his session at a free fun day, Elara Sales and Information Centre, Elara Boulevard, Marsden Park on Sunday, February 10, noon-4pm. Details: stockland.com.au.

MONDAY

English: Free conversational classes Mondays, 11.15am-12.15pm, Core Community Services, 41 Peel Street, Canley Heights. Details: Julie, 9728 4973.

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

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.

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). Details: 9600 0600.

WEDNESDAY

Make movies: SouthWest Video Club Sydney meets on the first and second Wednesdays of the month from 7pm at St Joseph’s Parish Hall, 45 Nuwarra Road, Moorebank. For anyone interested in making videos. Find out about the latest technologies available for cameras and editing software, network with other video enthusiasts, improve skills. Details: southwestvideoclub.org.au.

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.

Fairfield Anxiety Disorder Support Group: On the fourth Wednesday of each month from 7pm at Fairfield Community Centre. For people with anxiety disorders and their friends and family. For over 18s, not suitable for people with schizophrenia or PTSD. Details: Rachel, 9339 6013 or supportgroups@wayahead.org.au

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.

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 Liverpool Council’s Rose Street Depot in Liverpool and runs 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: 7.30pm on the first and third Wednesdays of each month at Share Care, 26 Green Valley Road, Heckenberg. Those interested in photography can join for regular lectures, competitions, workshops. Annual cost $50 (single), $60 (family). Details: Belinda, 0412 552 726 or fairfieldcitycameraclub.com.au.

Tai-Chi: Wednesdays at Moorebank Community Centre, corner Nuwarra Road and Maddecks Avenue,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, meet new friends. Cost: $2 (week). Details: 9600 0600.

COMMUNITY

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: 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 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.

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