SUPPORT GROUP: PFLAG, the support group for parents, family and friends of lesbian and gay children, will meet on Saturday, October 28 from 2pm at 175 Hawkesbury Road, Westmead. Details: Judy, 0439 466 125.
PREVENT FIRES: The Hills Shire Council hosts walks and workshops with an emphasis on living sustainably. On Thursday, November 2 from 10am-11.30am you can learn about preventative building and bushfire measures around your home. On Friday, November 3 from 7pm-9pm you can take a night walk and experience the sights and sounds of the local bush after dark. Bookings essential at: www.thehillsenvironment.eventbrite.com.au.
ANNUAL EXHIBITION: Presented by Epping Cottage Crafts at Eastwood Scout Hall, corner Marsden and Lawson streets, Eastwood, on Thursday, November 2 (noon-6pm), Friday, November 3 (9am-6pm) and Saturday, November 4 (9am-4pm). Quality yet affordable items including hand-painted silk, ceramics, woodwork, studio glass, soft toys, babies and children’s wear, creative needlework, Christmas decorations, cards, homemade preserves and sweet treats.
RETIREES MEET: The Sydney Hills branch of the Association of Independent Retirees meets on Friday, November 10 from 1.45am at Beecroft Presbyterian Church Hall, Welham Street Beecroft. Guest speaker will be Noeline Kyle from Ancestry. The organisation welcomes recently retired citizens and baby boomers looking for new interests. Details: Lauris Rennie, 9634 1186.
RED CROSS: Castle Hill branch of the Red Cross will hold its last meeting for the year on Friday, November 10 from 9am at Room 1, Castle Glen, 157 Ridgecrop Drive, Knightsbridge, Castle Hill. Parking at lower end of shopping centre and local bus routes available. A cake stall will be held on Saturday, October 28, at Bunnings, Castle Hill. Details: 8850 7056.
HEARTMOVES: A gentle physical activity program suitable for anyone who hasn’t done any exercise in a while. It’s open to everyone and designed to be safe for people with stable health conditions such as heart disease, diabetes or obesity. It is run by accredited exercise professionals specifically trained in managing safe, low to moderate intensity physical activity programs. Classes are on Fridays at West Pennant Hills. Details: Amanda Doring, 0412 611 727.
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