Planetarium workshop with Skyworks: September 26
Art boot camp workshop with Annette Carter: September 27
Embroidery workshop with Del White: October 1
Teen activity: CSI crime lab with Fizzics Education: October 3
St Marys Corner
Family show, Pass the Poetry Please: October 1
Puppet show with Dennis Murphy: September 25
Captain Flash and the Fantastic Flying Machine, with Em's Entertainment: October 2
Tickets available at Penrith library service desk.
Details from the library's What's On newsletter at branch libraries or penrithcity.nsw.gov.au/library or 4732 7891.
KIDS' ASTRONOMY PROGRAMS
Kids' fun day: September 25, 10am to noon. Find out the latest information on rocket launches.
Kids' astronomy nights: September 28, 7pm to 9pm. Rocks from space.
October 5, 7pm to 9pm. Exoplanets and life elsewhere.
These nights also include a 3D astronomy movie and viewing of the night sky through the university's 0.6-metre and 0.25-metre telescopes. Programs run regardless of the weather.
Cost: $15 (adults), $10 (children, concessions), $40 (families).
Bookings (essential) and pay online: uws.edu.au/observatory, What's On
Details: 4736 0135 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
LEWERS ART GALLERY
There is a packed October program full of opportunities for children to create, think, make and get involved, inspired by artworks in the Lewers Learning Centre at the Penrith Regional Gallery & the Lewers Bequest on River Road at Emu Plains. Details: penrithregionalgallery.org or 4735 1100.
Tuesday, October 1: Boat in a jam jar workshop, ages 5-8, 10am-noon, $15.
Create a dreamboat out of paper and install it in a jam jar.
Origami menagerie workshop, ages 9-12, 10am-noon, $15.
Make a series of origami animals in a variety of papers and an animal enclosure to house them.
Wednesday, October 2: Cardboard construction workshop, ages 5-8, 10am-noon, $15.
Build a three-dimensional cardboard sculpture then paint it, varnish it, mount it and take home a finished sculpture ready for display.
Paper Globe workshop, ages 9-12, 10am-noon, $15.
Design a map of your world and then turn your ideas into a 3D object by constructing a paper globe ready to hang in your bedroom.
Thursday, October 3: Paper Bug Lab, ages 5-8, 10am-noon, $15.
Draw, create, name and label a series of paper insects.
Drawing with scissors collage workshop, ages 9-12, 10am-noon, $15.
Become an art detective as you explore the exhibition and the garden looking for interesting shapes.
Friday, October 4: Clay boat sculpture workshop, ages 5-8, 10am-noon, $15.
Have a look at the amazing boat models in the exhibition and then sculpt a boat of your own out of paper clay.