Park in spotlight

Blacktown International Sportspark in Rooty Hill has been the backdrop for many television and magazine shoots.

And now the athletics centre is featured in the January 2014 issue of the Australian Women's Health magazine in a story about Angelina Jolie.

The Hollywood actress/director filmed scenes from her latest movie Unbroken at the athletics centre.

More than 300 extras and 250 crew converged on the precinct which was transformed to the 1930s.

The film is due for release in December.

Enjoy a cuppa

Mount Druitt Historical Society will hold a Devonshire Tea this Friday (January 31), 10.30am-1pm, at The Manse, 23 The Avenue, Mount Druitt.

Details: Susan, 9625 8297.

So many activities

The Women's Activities and Self Help (WASH) House starts its new term program in February. Groups cover yoga, art, computers, sewing, folk art, knitting, belly/bolly dancing, meditation, Tai Chi, dance, stretch and tone, and cooking.

Details: 9677 1962.

Hunt begins

Aussie Pickers is returning to Foxtel in 2014 and the hosts are on the hunt for bric-a-brac.

If you would like the guys to pick through your stuff, email details of your collection to aussiepickers@shine or call 9413 8711.

This story NEWS IN BRIEF first appeared on St Marys-Mt Druitt Star.