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Make it merry: DIY festive fun this month at Bunnings Warehouse stores across the region with free workshops every Saturday and Sunday at 11am, 12.30pm and 2pm. fOr all ages, the classes will provide Christmas DIY projects and outdoor entertaining workshops to ensure your space is well prepared for visitors. For those last couple of December days, Bunnings will also be hosting workshops to help you with your New Year’s DIY resolutions. For full details go to: bunnings.com.au/yourstore
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, more. Annual fee: $45. The enrolment days for next year are January 11 and 12, 10am-1pm at Dr Pirie Centre, Moore Street, Liverpool. Details: 9601 5574.
Moorebank Happy Seniors: Meet on Thursdays at Moorebank Community Centre, corner Maddecks Avenue and Lucas Avenue, 10am-2pm, for morning tea and games. The group welcomes senior residents to come along and meet new friends. They also have monthly outings. Details: 9600 0600.
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.
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, email@example.com or assyrianaustralian.org.au or 0417 555 002.
Ingleburn Social Tennis: This group wants to hear from anyone who’s interested in playing a relaxing, enjoyable and invigorating social game of tennis on Saturday afternoons, 2pm-5pm. Details: Marie, 4628 4947.
Stitch one, chat two: Calling crafty types. Take your needles, hooks, thread, wool, whatever it is you work with, and enjoy a social morning’s stitch and chat with other creative people. Knitters of all skill levels are welcome. Sessions are at: Carnes Hill library Mondays 10am-noon; Miller library Tuesdays 10am-noon; Casula library Thursdays 10am-noon; Moorebank library Fridays 10am-noon; Green Valley library Saturdays 10am-11.45am. Details: mylibrary.liverpool.nsw.gov.au.
Lurnea Roses: Meet on Mondays, 4pm-6.30pm, in the George Bates Hall, at the corner of Hill and Wonga roads. Join a group that assists you with weight-loss. Weigh in and join in the group discussions about nutrition and tips on weight-loss. Joining fee $8, then $4 week. Details: 9600 0600.
Women’s group: Social activities, speakers and raising money for charity are on offer at Moorebank Evening VIEW Club, which meets on the third Tuesday of the month from 6.30pm at Moorebank Hotel. Cost of dinner is $22. There are also lunches twice a month on Wednesdays at various cafes. Details: Dianne, 9730 3344.
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.
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.
Men’s Shed: New members are sought for this community 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. Details: Alvan Freeman, 0401 717 104 or John Jewel, 0404 466 060.