Learn to garden

Learn to garden

Help your native bushland by going to Jamison Creek for Penrith The council's Bushcare Basics course on caring for natives and making your garden grow.

Learn how to identify and control garden weeds and nurture wanted plants.

All you need are sturdy shoes, long pants, gloves, a hat and water bottle.

The council will provide tools, training and morning tea.

The free training will be held at Jamison Creek, Leonay, 9am-noon, Saturday, February 2.

- RSVP: Janet, 4732 8088 or jrannard@penrithcity.nsw.gov.au.

Westpac Rescue

The Ritchies SUPA IGA store in Cranebrook has presented a $5719 cheque to the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service as part of the 2012 IGA Community Chest program.

Knott Club

Do you need a night out? Would you like to go see a movie without the kids?

How about a doctor's appointment without children in tow? Maybe you have recently moved into the area and would like to meet new families?

The Knott Club is based in Penrith catering for families with children of all ages.

There is no money involved as we operate a debit/credit hours system.

- Details: 0419 219 572.

Stage skills

Learn an exciting range of skills that can be used on stage, on the street, in the park or wherever there's an event: January 25.

Ages 12-17, $66 a day or $148 for all three.

Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre, Penrith.

- Details: 4723 7600.

Boot Camp

Join this Boot Camp for some singing fun.

January 25: Acting workshop to help you get into role, take on a character, move with confidence and use your voice effectively. Ages 9-15, 9.30am-3.30pm. Cost: $66 a day. Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre, Penrith.

- Details: 4723 7600.

Smoking ban

Smokers have had to butt out as state laws come into effect banning smoking in public areas. Lighting up is illegal at public transport stops and stations, swimming pools, children's playgrounds and sporting fields.

The penalty for breaching the new law is a $550 fine.

Outdoor dining in restaurants, licensed premises and cafes will be exempt from the smoking the ban until 2015.

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