COMMUNITY CALENDAR | Step back in time for a night at 'the pictures'

HISTORY ON SCREEN: Enjoy Cinesound and Movietone Liverpool newsreels from the 1930s through to the early 1970s this weekend.
HISTORY ON SCREEN: Enjoy Cinesound and Movietone Liverpool newsreels from the 1930s through to the early 1970s 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 screening: For local women as part of a new service run by Family Planning. Up to half of women in Liverpool area are overdue for their regular cervical screening. Women over 25 are recommended to have screening every five years. 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. Details, appointments: 8752 4322 or outreach@fpnsw.org.au.

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

FRIDAY

Crafties Social Group: At Westacott Cottage, 107 Railway Parade, Canley Vale. Bring your knitting, crocheting, sewing or craft for company, chatter, 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.

SATURDAY

Moving pictures: Liverpool & District Historical Society will travel back in time at its next meeting as they go not to the movies, not the cinema but to the "pictures". After singing the National Anthem "God Save the King", sit back with your jaffas and binge on Cinesound and Movietone Liverpool newsreels from the 1930s through to the early 1970s. There will be news stories about legendary horsewoman Edith Bull, a historic parade down Macquarie Street in 1936, motorboat racing on the Georges River, the Liverpool to Sydney woman's walking race, shark attacks on the Georges River and more. It's all on the big screen at the Crossroads Hotel on Saturday, April 13 from 1.30pm. Admission is free. Details: Glen, 0403 107 496.

Learn yoga: 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 Road, Macquarie Fields from 7.15am- 8.30am during school terms. Cost is $30 per term and admissions for term four are now open. Details: tejyoga.au@tejgyan.org or 9618 3747.

SUNDAY

Sell your stuff: My Kids Market is coming to Michael Clarke Recreation Centre, Carnes Hill on Sunday, May 19 from 9am-noon. My Kids Market is run by mums for mums and caters to all baby and kids needs from pregnancy and newborns to children aged eight and sometimes older. The market is held indoors with an onsite café plus fun activities for the kids so it's a great morning out for the whole family. Families who want to upcycle their kid's quality preloved toys, clothing and nursery items and make some quick cash can host a stall for $60. Details: http://www.mykidsmarketnsw.com.au

MONDAY

Fitness training: Free outdoor fitness sessions for residents of Stockland's Willowdale community in Denham Court are back in full swing. Stockland is inviting locals and visitors from the surrounding region to join in the Live Life Get Active program, which offers 45-minute sessions of boxing, cross training and yoga. Participants can also access handy information on health and nutrition. Classes are held Monday to Thursday from 6am-6.45am, and on Fridays from noon-12.45pm during the school term in Willowdale Park, Jamboree Avenue. Details: www.livelifegetactive.com.

Self-defence: 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, 0401 470 480 or isshinaust@hotmail.com.

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

Healthy lifestyle: Free group for women on Tuesdays from 10am-11.30am at Arthur West Memorial Hall, McBurney Road, Cabramatta. There's health education by an accredited dietitian and a 30-minute group personal training session. Bookings essential to Fairfield Women's Health Service, 9755 0008 or swslhd-FarfieldWomensHealthService@health.nsw.gov.au.

Bricks club: Help unleash your child's creativity with Liverpool library's Duplo Bricks Club. Free weekly program during school term provides all the Duplo your child will need to create and explore their own ideas. Special sessions on a particular theme, guided by staff. 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

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.

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