Community diary

CAROLS BY CANDLELIGHT: As well as a barbecue, tree lighting and fireworks presented by Rotary at Horsley Park Reserve on Saturday, December 9, 5pm-10pm.
CAROLS BY CANDLELIGHT: As well as a barbecue, tree lighting and fireworks presented by Rotary at Horsley Park Reserve on Saturday, December 9, 5pm-10pm.
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THURSDAY

Funding call: IMB Bank’s Community Foundation is now accepting applications for funding in 2018. The Liverpool PCYC is one of 50 recipients of last year’s funding. In the past 18 years, the foundation has supported eight projects to the tune of $200,000 in Liverpool. IMB Bank CEO Robert Ryan said they were always interested to hear about new projects, particularly those that need seed funding to start or projects already in operation that are looking to expand. Applications close on February 9. Go to www.imb.com.au/communityfoundation to apply.

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. Enrolment days for next year are January 11 and 12 from 10am-1pm  at the Dr Pirie Centre, Moore Street, Liverpool. Details: 9601 5574.

FRIDAY

Hearing Bus: Is stopping by Liverpool to offer free checks and raise hearing health awareness. Visitors can find information on a range of common hearing issues. No appointment necessary. The bus will be at the Southwest Disability Expo, Whitlam Leisure Centre, 90 Memorial Avenue, Liverpool from 9am-4pm on Saturday and 10am-3pm on Sunday, December 9 and 10. For details phone 131 797 or visit the website: www.hearing.com.au

SATURDAY

Christmas market: At Swiaa Village nursing home, 84-88 Restwell Road, Bossley Park on Saturday, December 9 from 11am-2pm. There will be art and craft items created by residents for sale, pizza and pampering sessions. Money raised will go towards a second bus. Details: 9426 1400 or www.swiaa.org.

MONDAY

Polish dance: 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. 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. Details: 9600 0600.

TUESDAY

Women’s group: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women’s Group at Bonnyrigg Community Centre, 1pm-3pm, the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month. For women living in Fairfield. Activities include arts and craft and yarning. Free entry. Details: Cathy, 0414 336 785 or Wendy, 0414 964 657.

WEDNESDAY

Service reunion: The 50th Anniversary Reunion of 11th Intake of National Servicemen -  February 1968-February 2018 - will be held at  Kingscliff Bowls Club from Wednesday, February 7 to Friday, February 9. All 11th Intake plus partners and family are welcome. Overseas service is not a requirement. The format is a casual gathering on the Wednesday, a formal dinner on the Thursday and then another catch-up on the Friday. There is plenty of budget-priced accommodation close by. For details contact Tony van Sleeuwen on 0418 308 008 or email tonyvs47@bigpond.com or phone John (Doc) Lloyd on 0438 325 205.