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Westside Youth project: New youth program that offers health and fitness, computer skills and cooking classes as well as homework and assignment help for ages 12 to 25 at Frank Oliveri Hall, 1 Tantangara Street, Heckenberg, Monday to Thursday, 3pm-5.30pm. Details: 9600 0600.
Active Girl: If you’re 15 to 25 and female you’re invited to join this free fitness program at Warwick Farm. No levels, no judgement, join any time. Each term there will be a different fitness activity. Mondays, 4pm-5.30pm, at 11 Gallop Street. Wear comfortable, flexible clothing and sports shoes. Bring bottle of water and a smile.
Kids corner: At Heckenberg Connections, Oliveri Hall, 1 Tantangara Street, Tuesdays, 3.15pm-4.15pm for primary-schoolers. Afternoon of fun activities, including craft, reading, games, homework help. Free. Details: 9607 0077.
Kids Karate: At Sadleir Scouts Hall, corner Celebration and Dundee Streets, Tuesdays, 6pm-7pm, from age 5. Cost: $10 (session). Details: 0418 273 420.
Thrive Boys Group: Meets Fridays at Liverpool Neighbourhood Connections, 11 Gallop Street, Warwick Farm, 3pm-5.15pm. For boys 12 to 16 to enjoy sport activities, health, fitness, guest speakers, video games. Thrive aims to challenge, strengthen and grow young men. Details: 9600 0600.
Movie mornings: Enjoy free kids’ films on the big screen on Saturday mornings, 9.30am-11.30am, at Green Valley and Casula libraries. All welcome. Bookings not needed. Details: mylibrary.liverpool.nsw.gov.au.
Get help: After-hours medical care available across south-western Sydney over the New Year holiday period for non-life-threatening injuries or illnesses. The health-care service gives residents greater access to GP care closer to home on weekday evenings, weekends and public holidays, ensuring patients don’t attend local hospital emergency departments unnecessarily. It’s bulk-billed and a report from your appointment will go to your GP. Location details: swsphn.com.au.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org or Jennie, 0438 831 677.
Free cervical screening test: 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 email@example.com.
Free courses: Presented by Cabramatta Core Community Services in basic English, computers, and community services certificate 2. Details: Suhair, 0472 879 279.
U3A Liverpool: Liverpool University of the Third Age, for over 50s, has classes in art and craft, computers, creative writing, Euchre, French, gadgets for seniors, history, meditation, Rummikub, Tai-Chi, Yogalates, walking and more. Enrolment days for 2019 are on Thursday and Friday, January 10 and 11, 10am-noon each day at the Dr Pirie Centre, corner Bigge and Moore streets, Liverpool. Annual membership: $45 (singles), $80 (couples). Details: 9601 5574.
Driver needed: Liverpool Neighbourhood Connections seeks a volunteer bus driver to help with seniors’ group outings. You must have your LR licence. Details: 9600 0600.
Cecil Hills Playgroup: Cecil Hills Community Centre, Sandringham Drive, Thursdays, 10am-noon. Variety of toys, craft activities. Details: 9600 0600.
Liverpool Knitters: All welcome. Share knitting skills, learn new ones at Liverpool library on Thursdays (school terms), 10am-noon. Work on your own or community projects and experience the gentle art of knitting in a friendly and supportive group. Bring your own knitting supplies. Bookings not needed.
Tai-Chi: Improve general health and emotional wellbeing on Thursdays, 2pm-3pm, Core Community Services, 41 Peel Street, Canley Heights. Run by certified Tai-Chi Fitness Australia instructor. Cost: $36 (nine sessions). Details: Julie, 9728 4973.
Moorebank Happy Seniors: Meet Thursdays at Moorebank Community Centre, corner Maddecks Avenue and Lucas Avenue, 10am-2pm, for morning tea and games. Group welcomes senior residents to come along and meet new friends. Also monthly outings. Details: 9600 0600.
Supported playgroup: Fairfield Council offers a free playgroup to families with a young child with developmental delay or disability at Bonnyrigg Early Learning Centre, Thursdays, 10am-noon. Stay and play in a safe environment designed for your child. Sessions include specialist therapy supports targeted to your child. Details: 9724 7948.
Learn English: Lessons cater to beginners, intermediate and advanced students and include reading, writing, vocabulary, grammar, punctuation, listening, speaking skills. Volunteers run morning classes 10am-noon, evening classes 7.30pm-9pm at St Mark’s Anglican Church, corner Heckenberg Avenue and Spica Street, Sadleir. Details: 9607 7547.
Bike rides: Thursdays, 9.30am-noon, from the WSCN bike shed at the back of Fairfield showground, off Moonlight Road, Prairiewood. Up to 30 kilometres of easy, slow-paced social riding with coffee stop before return. Must have a roadworthy bike and obey all road rules. Under-18s to be with an adult. Free. Details: Bob Ward, 9724 1520.
Craft group: Run by Parks Community Network, 9.30am-11.30am, Thursdays at Prairiewood Youth and Community Centre. Cost: $5. Details: 9609 7400.
Alcoholics Anonymous: Meet Thursdays, noon-1.30pm, 1 Dale Street, Fairfield. Organised by Oakdene House Foundation, which advocates abstinence as a path to recovery and supports the 12-step programs of addiction. Oakdene is smoke-free, drug-free, alcohol-free. Free entry. Details: Mark Henson, 0410 714 510.
Crafties Social Group: At Westacott Cottage, 107 Railway Parade, Canley Vale. Bring your knitting, crocheting, sewing, embroidery, spinning, weaving, patchwork, paper craft, scrapbooking or beading for company, chatter, fun, 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.
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.
Senior walkers: Meet at the back of Fairfield Leisure Centre car park on Vine Street, Fridays at 9.30am for walks of 45 to 60 minutes. Details: Robert, 0422 933 612 or 9724 1520.
Latin dance: Learn a variety of styles of partner dancing including salsa, bachata, cha-cha on Fridays at Lansvale, 8.30pm-9.30pm. Cost: $15. Details: Derek Vuong, 0412 550 855.
Spanish book club: Club Literario en Espanol (Castellano) meets 11am-1pm on the first Friday of the month at Bonnyrigg library, Bonnyrigg Place, Bonnyrigg Avenue. For those who enjoy talking about books. All you need is a current library card. Free entry. Details: Maria Rosa Lopez, 9725 0339.
Yoga class: Fridays, Cecil Hills Community Centre, 5 Sandringham Drive, 10am-11am. Learn from a qualified and experienced instructor how to master yoga. Cost: $8 (class). Details: 9600 0600.
Active Seniors: At Moorebank Community Centre, corner Maddecks and Lucas avenues, Fridays, 9am-11am, social gatherings, activities, outings. Details: 0420 828 200.
Learn yoga: Are you willing to improve your fitness, flexibility, capacity, energy levels, concentration and productivity and enjoy a healthy life? 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: firstname.lastname@example.org or 9618 3747.
Work it out: Total Body Bootcamp sessions on Saturday mornings, 9am-9.45am, at 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: 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.
Liverpool Historical Society: Local history events for members. For $20 annual membership members can attend a meeting and then tour a historic building or location. Meetings are held the second Saturday of the month. Details: Glen, 0403 107 496.
Ingleburn Social Tennis: Group want to hear from anyone interested in having a game on Saturdays, 2pm-5pm. Details: Marie, 4628 4947.
Meditation: Free sessions run by the Heartfulness Institute in the Silver Room at Liverpool library every Saturday, 10am-11am. Details: heartfulness.org.
Fairfield City Markets: Saturdays, 9am-4pm, Fairfield Showground in the covered area behind grandstands. More than 600 stalls, free entry and lots of parking. Goods range from clothing and toys to groceries and household items. Enter via Smithfield Road, Prairiewood. Details, stall availability: 9725 2333.
Sydney Bazaar: With Thrift Stall, where you drop off unwanted items and collect your cash when sold. No commissions. Bring unwanted items to the bazaar and they will try to sell them for you. For everyone and everything. Bring items in and add to the sale table. Once sold come in and collect your cash or they can EFT you the money. No haggling, no strangers coming to your home, no time standing at market stalls. Every Sunday from 8am at 1895 Camden Valley Way, Horningsea Park (Prestons). sydneybazaar.com.
Learn Spanish: Amistad Latina Spanish School offers classes every Monday for children aged 5-15 at Fairfield High School, The Horsley Drive from 3.50pm-5.50pm. Sponsored by Federation of Community Languages and Department of Education. Details: Daniel Bernal, 0417 426 881.
Fill your pantry: Anglicare Sydney, with St Johns Park Anglican Church, has opened a new Mobile Community Pantry. Once a fortnight, a van drives 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. Shoppers can take home up to two large grocery bags of food.
Wellness group: For women who’ve had cancer or have had a friend or family member affected by cancer every Monday during school terms from 10.30am-1pm at Fairfield Women’s Health Service, Arthur West Memorial Hall, McBurney Street, Cabramatta. There will be a free yoga session, nutritious lunch, education, programs and resources. Details: 9755 0008 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com.
Riparian restoration: Cumberland Council section of Prospect Creek has been recognised as having a high conservation significance due to its value as a wildlife corridor. Volunteers are needed to help out with the enhancement and protection of the endangered River Flat Eucalypt Forest ecological community. Maintaining and planting native vegetation, identifying and removing weeds, surveying flora and fauna, building habitats, monitoring water. Sessions Mondays, Tuesday and one Saturday a month 8.30am-2.30pm. Morning tea provided, bring your own lunch. Details, registration: bookings.conservationvolunteers.org or firstname.lastname@example.org or 4721 4625.
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 folk. All skill levels welcome. Sessions: 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.
Hatha Yoga: Flow-style classes from beginners to intermediate are now running Monday and Thursday nights, 7pm-8pm, at Core Community Services, 41 Peel Street, Canley Heights. Great for increasing flexibility, improving breathing, relieving stress, calming the mind, improving your sleep and toning and strengthening your body. Cost: $5 (session). Bring own mat. Details: Jason, 0411 255 881.
English classes: Free conversational classes on Mondays, 11.15am-12.15pm, at Core Community Services, 41 Peel Street, Canley Heights. Details: Julie, 9728 4973.
Lurnea Roses: Meet Mondays, 4pm-6.30pm, George Bates Hall, corner Hill and Wonga roads. Join a group that assists you with weight loss. Weigh in and join in discussions about nutrition and tips on weight loss. Joining fee $8, then $4 week. Details: 9600 0600.
Right Side of 50: At George Bates Hall, corner of Hill and Wonga Roads, Lurnea on Mondays, 10am-1.30pm. Enjoy games, Bingo, guest speakers and monthly outings. Cost: $4 (week). Details: 9600 0600.
Pilates: Classes Mondays, 7pm-8pm and Wednesdays, 9am-10am, Community Action Services Australia, Brian Wunsch Centre, 126 Avoca Road, Wakeley, next to Fairfield Council building. Cost: $10 (conditions). Details: Rossana, 0423 141 523.
Polish song’n’dance ensemble: 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. Social and family atmosphere. First lesson free. 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. Cost: $3 family (week). Details: 9600 0600.
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.
Women’s group: Those who enjoy social activities, listening to guest speakers and raising money for The Smith Family are invited to join the Moorebank VIEW Club, which meets on the third Tuesday of the month from 6.30pm at Moorebank Hotel. We have dinner at a cost of $27. Members also have catch-up mornings every other Wednesday at various venues. Details: Dianne, 9730 3344.
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.
Free women’s gym: And nutritional education sessions presented by Fairfield Women’s Health Service on Tuesdays from 10.30am-noon during school terms at Arthur West Memorial Hall, McBurney Road, Cabramatta. Spaces limited so registration is essential. Details: 9755 0008 or SWSLHD – FairfieldWomensHealthService@health.nsw.gov.au.
Cancer help: ENRICHing Survivorship program is a free group-based program comprised of eight, two-hour, face-to-face, weekly sessions. The sessions will run from 9am-11am on Tuesdays from September 18 to November 13. ENRICHing Survivorship provides cancer survivors with nutrition information, involvement in physical activity and practical information and discussion about adjusting to life following cancer treatment. Details: cancercouncil.com.au/enrich, 1300 360 541 or email@example.com.
Gentle exercise class: At Casula Community Centre, 39 Ingham Drive, Casula on Tuesdays, 12.30pm-1.15pm. Gentle exercise, learn from qualified instructor how to improve balance, co-ordination, general fitness. Suits men and women. Cost: $5 (class). Details: 9600 0600.
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.
Book chat: Read great books and make new friends when you join the book club which meets at Liverpool library on the third Tuesday of each month, 1.30pm-2.30pm. Enjoy a lively discussion with fellow book lovers in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. The monthly schedule of books will include a mix of contemporary fiction, classics, biography, non-fiction.
Heckenberg Seniors: Meet every Tuesday, 11am-2pm, at Heckenberg Busby Community Centre, 30 Green Valley Road, Heckenberg. Have a cup of tea or coffee and enjoy meeting new friends as well as participating in a variety of interesting activities and monthly outings. Details: 9600 0600.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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: email@example.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.