DIARY | Community calendar

USEFUL WORK: The Men's Shed gives those who are unemployed or retired a place to spend their time on meaningful projects.
USEFUL WORK: The Men's Shed gives those who are unemployed or retired a place to spend their time on meaningful projects.
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THURSDAY

Get checked: A BreastScreen NSW mobile van is visiting the area to increase regular mammogram attendance. Some centres also offer Saturday appointments to improve access for women. To find out about the van’s location or book a mammogram phone 132 050 or visit breastscreen.nsw.gov.au.

Charity golf day: The Miracle Babies Foundation Annual Charity Golf Day will be held on Thursday, November 22 at Camden Lakeside Golf Club, 50 Raby Road, Gledswood Hills. The day will feature a four-person Ambrose game with a shotgun start. Registration and breakfast is 7am and tee off at 8am. Tickets are $155 and include breakfast, golf, cart, lunch, drinks and more. Sponsor packages are also available. Details: www.miraclebabies.org.au

FRIDAY

Seniors concert: Liverpool Council’s Senior Concert is at Liverpool Catholic Club on Wednesday and Thursday, November 14 and 15. The event is open to residents of Liverpool City Council and members of Liverpool-based seniors groups only. Tickets to the free event are available online at www.liverpool.nsw.gov.au/seniorsconcert or by calling 8711 7750. 

SATURDAY

Speak up: Liverpool Action Group will hold a general meeting on Saturday, November 10 from 9.30am-12.30 pm at Fashion Spree Community Centre, Viscount Place, Orange Grove. If you have any issues about your precinct in Liverpool, bring them to the meeting or contact the secretary for inclusion in the agenda. Details: email ibails@bigpond.net.au.

MONDAY

Find support: Parkinson’s Support Group members will meet on Monday, November 12 from 10.30am in the Education Centre, Liverpool Hospital, Elizabeth Street, Liverpool. People suffering with Parkinson’s as well as their carers and family members are welcome. Details: Warwick Brown, 9602 8231

Fill your pantry: Anglicare Sydney, in partnership with St Johns Park Anglican Church, has opened a new Mobile Community Pantry. Once a fortnight, a van drives up to the church at 73 Edensor Park, St Johns Park to distribute affordable fresh food to those who need to stretch their budget further. For a $10 contribution, people on a Health Care, Immigration or Pension card can take home more than $60 worth of pantry items. It will be open again on Monday, November 12 from 1.30pm-2.30pm.

TUESDAY

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

Men’s Shed: A 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, and a chance to have a chat. 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.

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