■ WHAT'S Up West?: Are you aged 12-18, live in western Sydney and want to make a change in your community? Join What's Up West? for two jam-packed days. Be inspired and get equipped. Details: DIY Reality Youth Conference: September 26-27, The Joan, Penrith.

■ Barnardos Western Region Auxiliary: meets at the home of secretary Julie, 36 Lagoon Drive, Glenbrook, Tuesday, September 24, 1pm. New members welcome. BYO light lunch, tea/coffee provided.

Inquiries: John, 4736 5018 or Julie, 4739 5969.

■ Celebrity chef: Host of Channel Nine's The Great Australian Bake Off Anna Gare (pictured) will be treating shoppers to a cooking master class on Thursday, September 26, at Westfield, noon-1.30pm. Pop-up kitchen, east wing lower level, Westfield.

She has just released a cook book Eat In: The Best Food is Made at Home available at retailers at Westfield.

■ Free microchipping: behavioural training and a health check for cats and dogs at Jamison Park on Saturday 21 September from 10am to 2pm.

A vet and an animal trainer will be on hand along with the council's companion animal officers to do microchipping, answer questions and assess pets' needs. Please bring your cat in its carrier and keep your dog leashed. For details, call 4732 7543.

Find out more about your responsibilities as a pet owner by visiting the Dogs and Cats page at penrithcity.nsw.gov.au/Our-Services

■ Llandilo old time dance: Saturday, September 21, 257 Seventh Avenue, Llandilo, 8pm. Supper provided, all welcome.

Details: Kevin, 4732 8104.

■ Gala Day for Children: Werrington, September 26, Yoorami Children's Centre, Cottage Street, Werrington, from 10am to 2pm. Run by Penrith Council's Children's Services and local businesses.

Details: 4732 7844.

■ Family Fun Day: September 22, Great River Walk and Penrith Pram Push for Ozwac.

Details: John Capes, 4734 3205 or www.ozwac.com.au.

■ Nepean Naval Service: Nepean Blue Mountains Sub-section of the Naval Association of Australia is having its annual plaque and wreath laying ceremony, Saturday, September 21, Sandy Brennan Memorial Reserve, Bruce Neale Drive, Penrith. Members and cadets form up at 10.15am for the march in and the ceremony starts 10.35am.

Details: Mail Nepean@fisher.id.au or contact Clarrie Shaw 9628 7198 or Arthur Fisher 9837 6194.

■ Sing Australia: Meets 7.30pm-9.30pm, Thursdays, 86 Station Street, Penrith. The group is part of a network of 150 singing groups, spread throughout Australia. No auditions or musical knowledge is necessary and all ages are welcome.

Details: Doreen, 4721 2841.

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