What's on this weekend: January 26-27

FRIDAY

■ Back to School Birthday Party: Kidabout Playland is turning 10. Tickets $10. Adults free. Kidabout Playland, Hall Street, St Marys.

Details: 9623 2222 or kidaboutplayland.com.au.

■ School Holiday Australia Day Warm Up: Thong throwing, lamington making, face painting and other Aussie games to celebrate our National Day, 10.30am-noon. Bookings essential. Mamre House, 181 Mamre Road, Orchard Hills.

Details: 9670 5321 or mamre.com.au.

SATURDAY

■ Australia Day @ Penrith Gaels: 3.30pm. Gold coin donation. Thong throwing competition and raffles. Corner Glebe Place and Richmond Road, Kingswood.

Details: 4722 8180 or penrithgaels.com.au.

■ For a rundown of other Australia Day activities see pages 1-8 of the Penrith Star.

■ Revive, Restore, Recreate: Furniture building workshop. Create a piece of furniture to take home, learn how to use hand and power tools. All materials, tools and morning tea will be provided. Come and create something useful, unique or just practical. Cost $75. Suitable for 16 years and over. Cana Communities Farm, 100 Kingswood Road, Orchard Hills.

Details: 0459 029 489.

■ Cinema on the Green: The Sapphires, Fusion Western Sydney, 7.30pm. Tickets are $10 family, $5 adult, $2 child and under 2s free. Sausage sizzle, coffee and drinks for sale. Alcohol-free event. Bookings essential. Fusion Western Sydney Youth and Community Centre, 12 Carsons Lane, St Marys. Details: 8805 5900.

■ Come and Try Kayaking Day: Free. Learn about paddling a kayak on flat water (on the warm-up lake). No need to book, just turn up with gear to get wet in and secure footwear. Age restrictions apply. 10am-3pm. Penrith Whitewater Stadium, McCarthys Lane, Cranebroook.

Details: penrithwhitewater.com.au or 4730 4333.

■ Great Australia Day Beach Party: 11am-10pm. Mechanical surfboard ride, barbecue, thong throwing competition, live entertainment. Penrith Golf Club, The Northern Road, Glenmore Park.

Details: 4736 1633 or penrithgolfclub.com.au

SUNDAY

■ Luddenham Country Fair Markets: 8.30am-2pm. Stalls and entertainment, bric-a-brac, barbecue, food, clothing, arts and crafts. Hubertus Country Club, 205 Adams Road (enter from Elizabeth Drive), Luddenham.

Details: 4773 4444 or hubertuscountryclub.com.

■ Model Park Open Day: 9am-5pm. Run by the Sydney Society of Model Engineers. Model trains, planes, boats, cars in action. Kiosk. Entry fee: $15 per car. Model Park, 869 Luddenham Road, Luddenham. Details: 4736 2803 or ssme.org.au.

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