Health matters: on around the town

Try your hand at pottery.

Try your hand at pottery.

CANCER SUPPORT: Nepean/Blue Mountains Prostate Cancer Support group will meet from 6.30pm on Monday, November 20 at St Stephen’s Anglican Church Hall, 254 High Street, Penrith. The meeting will feature presentations from Dr Alan Oloffs, senior staff specialist at the Nepean Cancer Care Centre, and Greg Millan on bowel cancer screening. The group is open to males and their partners who live in the Blacktown area. Details: or phone David Wilkinson,1300 133 878.

CRAFT MARKET: Our Lady Queen of Peace, 198 Old Prospect Road, Greystanes will hold its popular craft market on Saturday, November 25 from 8am-2pm. More than 30 stalls will sell quality Christmas decorations and gifts, baby wear, homemade décor, kitchen goods, edible treats, scarves and bags, jewellery, plants and much more. St Pauls College will hold its annual car show on the same day. Details: or see the Facebook page

POTTERY CLASSES: Conducted by Blacktown Arts and Crafts Group in the pottery rooms of Blacktown Showground, off Kent Street, Blacktown. Adult classes are Tuesdays 7pm-9pm. Wednesdays 2pm-4pm and 4pm-6pm and Fridays, 10am-noon. Cost is $12. Details: 9624 4879 or 0410 667 508.

HEALTH SURVEY: Are you from a culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) community in the Nepean Blue Mountains region? Researchers from Western Sydney University are interested in how that may affect people from taking part in preventative health opportunities, such as cancer screening. They’re looking for female participants over 18 and not suffering from any other serious health conditions. For details contact Dr Kate McBride on 4620 3436 or email

ART LESSONS: For adults conducted by Blacktown Art and Crafts Group in the Trevor Toms Pavilion, Blacktown Showground off Kent Street, Blacktown, on Tuesdays. 7pm-9pm. Cost is $12 per class. Details: 9622 7589 or 0418 210 145.

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