Diary

¦ National Seniors Australia: Penrith Evening Branch, Meeting on Tuesday, June 5, is a fun night including carpet bowls. There is also a mystery day trip on Saturday, June 9, out and about in Sydney somewhere and a car discovery trip , on Saturday, June 16. The meeting on Tuesday, July 3, will feature Richard Mills (President of Dying with Dignity) and also nominations for ther AGM in September open on this night The group meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 7.15 for a 7.30pm start, Penrith Valley Seniors Centre, 86 Station Streete Penrith.

Details: Peter Horsfield, 4732 6805, 0448 477 487, or www.nsapenrith.com orinformation@nsapenrith.com

¦Red Cross: Next meeting starts at 10am on Thursday, June 14, at the CWA.

Details: Diane, 9623 9789.

¦Arthritis NSW: The next meeting will be held at the CWA in Tindale Street on Wednesday, June 13, 10am. Coffee from 9am.

Details: Diane, 9623 9789.

¦The Learning Lounge: This is a free service that provides homework help and educational support for those in years 7-12. Tuesday afternoons throughout the school term, 3.15-5.15, St Clair Youth Centre, 97A Cook Parade.

Details: Jessica, 9837 2708 or jessicadry@scynt.org.au

¦Penrith Women's Health Centre: Zumba Gold classes for women. Low impact dance-fitness class for people beginning their fitness journey. Mondays 9.30-10.15am. $5 a class during school terms.

Contact: 4721 8749.

¦Parenting Teenagers course: Run by Gateway Family Services, this is exclusively for parents of adolescents. Blaxland Uniting Hall, 70 Old Bathurst Road, East Blaxland.

Details: 4739 5963.

¦Penrith Garden Club: Meets at 7.30pm on the third Monday of each month, Jamison Room, Nepean Shores, Tench Avenue. All welcome.

Details: Heather, 0408 365 002.

¦ Knit in: Penrith Library, 9.30am-noon, first Monday of the month. Learn to knit and crochet and help Wrap With Love and other charities. Come for a knit and chat. Morning tea provided, bring your own mug. Details: Library 4732 7891, Jillian 9623 5037

¦Free exercise program: Penrith Women's Health Centre and St Clair Youth and Neighbourhood Team. Nine-week program on Fridays, to help migrant and refugee women have access to physical exercise. Yoga and Zumba. Autumnleaf Neighbourhood Centre, Corner Timesweep Drive and Autumnleaf Parade, 10am-noon.

Details: Belinda, 9834 2708 or belindawheeler@scynt.org.au

¦Zen: Free study, 9.30am Saturday, 10.30am Sunday, Tench Reserve.

Contact: Guan cctctea@gmail.com or 0407 522 886.

¦Country Women's Association: Meets on the last Monday of every month, CWA room, 1 Tindale Street, Penrith. Free morning tea 9.30am, meeting 10am. CWA Friendship Group also meets every other Monday, 9.30am, CWA rooms.

Details: Maureen, 0414 713 310.

¦The Nepean Retired Men's Club: Meets third Wednesday of each month, 10am, John Lees Christian Centre, 15 Evan Street, Penrith. Speakers each month and outings throughout the year. All men welcome.

Details: Don, 4721 5889 or Robert, 4773 8833.

¦ Penrith City National Servicemen's Association: Meets third Sunday of each month, 10.30am, Penrith RSL Club. Details: John Taylor, 9864 6967.

¦St Marys Area Community Development Project: Women's Purse Group open to all women looking for social activities. St Marys Corner, Arts and Crafts Studio. Entrance via Swanston Street, St Marys. Meet Mondays during school term 10am-noon. The cost is only $3 a week.

Details: Lisa, 9673 2169.

¦Free Meditation Course: Introduction to Raja Yoga Meditation. Details: Brahma Kumari, 4721 3018.

¦HPSOP: The Health Promotion Service for Older People is looking for volunteers 50 years and older from any languages to talk about health issues to groups of older people.

Details: Habib or Barbara, 9281 3588, 1800 451 488 or email health@cpsa.org.au.

¦Springwood Acoustic Club: Self-expression through singing, poetry or just telling a yarn, fourth Friday of the month, Springwood Neighbourhood Centre in Macquarie Street, 8pm. Cost: $7 or $5 concession.

Details: Mark, 4721 4230 or eternitynow@tadaust.org.au.

¦ Family Life Choice and Change: For parents whose children are not in their care. The cost is based on the incomes of those who attend. Meetings are held at the Uniting Church, 70 Old Bathurst Road, Blaxland East.

Details: 4739 5963.

¦Play and Chat Playgroup: Craft, games, stories, music and parent information. Thursday mornings during school term, 9.15am-11.15am, Blaxland Public School, Baden Place.

Details: 4739 5963.

¦Saturday Nights: Karaoke Wannabes, Kemps Creek Sporting 7 Bowling Club, 8.30pm-12.30am (weekly giveaways).

¦Museum of Printing: Visit the print shop from years gone by. In the grounds of Penrith Paceway, corner Mulgoa Road and Ransley Street. Open every Saturday from 10am to 2pm. $3 entry. Group tours can be arranged.

Details: Call Neville James on 4739 2640 or log onto printingmuseum@optusnet.com.au.

¦Learning Lounge: Homework help centre for those aged 8-18. Volunteer tutors are available at St Clair Youth Centre, 97A Cook Parade every Tuesday for ages 12-18 and every Friday for ages 8-12 in school terms, 3.15pm-5.15pm, free. The Learning Lounge offers internet access, a maths power program and computers.

Details: 9834 2708.

¦Kidz Arcade: Thursdays in school terms for years 3-6, 3.30pm-5pm. Craft, cooking, games, pool, table tennis. $3 per week. St Clair Youth Centre, 97A Cook Parade, St Clair.

Details: 9834 2708.

¦Computer Courses: Introductory TAFE Outreach programs, South Penrith, Emu Plains and Glenmore Park. Certificate 1 in Information Technology, Understanding the internet, desktop publishing and electronic presentations and computing skills workshops. $2 per week.

Details: Casey, Nepean Community and Neighbourhood Services, 4721 8520.

¦ Mary's Karaoke: Red Cow Hotel, Thursday nights, free entry, $1000 giveaway last week of each month in lucky draw. Also O'Donohue's Emu Plains on Saturdays from 8pm until midnight. Cash prizes.

Details: 0415 304 701.

¦Shandilo Pony Club: Accepting new members and riders for 2012, aged between six and 25. Bring your horse or pony and have a great time learning new things and making new friends. New instructors also welcome. Club meets on first and third Sunday of the month, Shanes Park Reserve, corner of South Creek and Whites roads, Shanes Park.

Details: 0413 032 816.

¦ Sing Australia Penrith: for those who love to sing - everything from Abba and the Beatles to folk songs and songs from musicals. No auditions or experience needed and visitors and new members are always welcome. Wednesdays 7.30pm to 9.30pm, Penrith School of Arts Hall, 3 Castlereagh Street. Attendance fee: $7.

Details: Doreen 4721 2841.

¦Penrith City Nashos: Meets third Sunday of each month, Penrith RSL Club, 10.30am. Morning tea provided.

Details: Colin, 0400 729 006.

¦Learn To Dance: 1950s rock'n'roll every Monday, Penrith RSL Club, 7pm. New courses every five weeks for beginners. Singles and couples welcome.

Details: 8786 1220 or www.letsmoovengroove.com.au.

¦Old Time Dancing: Llandillo Hall, Seventh Avenue, Llandilo. Third Saturday of each month, 8pm.

Details: 4732 8104.

¦Tai Chi: Weekly, Kingswood Park, near corner First Street and Santley Crescent. Free, every Saturday, 4pm.

Details: Guan, 0407 522 886 or cctctea@gmail.com.

¦Meditation: Westclub every Wednesday, 1.30pm. Next door to St Stephens Church, High Street, Penrith. All welcome.

Details: Mark, 4721 4230.

¦Depression: Are you living with depression, anxiety, loneliness or low self-esteem? Try GROW for 12-Step Program. Tuesdays, 7pm and Thursdays 10am, Community Health Centre, Soper Place, Penrith.

Details: 9633 1800 or 1800 558 268 (freecall).

¦Cranebrook Bush Group: Meets first Sunday of each month. Tools, gloves and training provided.

Details: Geoff, 0431 222 602 or 4729 3546 or info@wsca.org.au.

¦Yoga: U3A Yoga class for over 50s.

Details: 4722 3405.

¦Mytime Playgroups: Early intervention support for children with a disability or chronic medical condition and their families. Mondays, 10am-noon. Emu Plains Community Centre, Lawson Street, Emu Plains.

Details: 1800 171 882 or www.playgroupnsw.com.au.

¦Solace Grief Support: Meets in Penrith second and fourth Tuesday of the month, 2pm, Community Connections building, 114 Henry Street, Penrith, suite 105, room three. Solace is a not-for-profit volunteer organisation offering support for those grieving over the death of a partner.

Details: Leola, 9833 1449.

¦Puffers and Wheezers: Meets second Wednesday of each month, Kingswood Neighbourhood Centre, Bringelly Road, Kingswood, 10.30am.

Details: Gloria, 4733 8926.

¦National Seniors' Australia: Penrith Branch, 86 Station Street. Meets first Tuesday of each month, Penrith Valley Seniors Centre, 7.30pm. $5 room hire and refreshments provided.

Details: Peter Horsfield, 4732 6805, or www.nsapenrith.com, information@nsapenrith.com,

4729 1577.

¦Meditation Classes: Fridays, 10am, Blaxland Community Centre, 33 Hope Street. Simple ways to bring balance and peace of mind into your life.

Details: 4759 3691.

¦Happy Meanderers' Tours: Day trips on the third Monday of each month.

Details: 4735 6981.

¦CAWS: is a not for profit organisation whose mission is to introduce people with intellectual disability to unpaid community members. Individuals are sought to take an ongoing personal interest in and/or speak up for a person with an intellectual disability. Training and ongoing support are provided by experience professional staff.

Details: Kaye, 9893 8210 or office@caws.com.au.

¦ Al-Anon Meeting: Al-Anon groups provide support and understanding for families affected by alcoholism. Community Connection 114-116, Henry Street, first floor, Mondays, noon.

Details:4736 4504.

¦Solo A Circle Of Friends: For 55s and over who enjoy social interaction through monthly meetings and outings.

Details: Send self-addressed envelope to Secretary PO Box 7557 South Penrith 2750.

¦Ladies' Friendship Group: If you enjoy quilting, embroidery, knitting, handicraft or just want some laughs, come along to North St Marys Neighbourhood Centre, North St Marys, Wednesdays, 10am-2pm.

Details: Pauline, 9835 6894 or Gaye, 9625 7645.

¦Buddha Study: 10.30am on Sunday in Tench Reserve, Penrith.

Details: Guan, 0407 522 886 or cctctea@gmail.com.

¦Seniors' Train Travellers: Group for 55s and over. Enjoy social interaction, guest speakers and outings.

Details: Please send stamped self-addressed envelope to Group Leader, PO Box 7521 South Penrith, NSW 2750. Include name, address and telephone number.

¦Penrith and District Philatelic Society: Meets first Thursday of each month, 8pm, CWA Rooms, Tindale Street, Penrith.

Details: kruger.uwe@gmail.com.

¦Foster Carers: Wesley Dalmar is looking to recruit foster carers.

Details: Sarah Chapple or Katherine Leonard, 4723 9288.

¦Details: Don, 4721 5889 or Robert, 4773 883.

¦St Clair Youth and Neighbourhood Team: Patchwork Mondays, 1pm-3.30pm $10 per class, heartmoves exercises for over 40s, Tuesdays and Thursdays 11am-noon, $4 per class, Fab 40s women's social group every second Tuesday, $2 per week.

Details: 9834 2708.

¦Learning Lounge: homework help centre for ages 8-18. Volunteer tutors available at St Clair Youth Centre, 97A Cook Parade, St Clair, each Tuesday for ages 12-18 and every Friday for ages 8-12 in school terms, 3.15pm-5.15pm, free. The Learning Lounge offers internet access, a Maths Power program and computers.

¦ Penrith City Garden Club: Meets on the third Monday of each month, 7.30pm, Jamison Room, Nepean Shores, Tench Avenue.

Details: Heather, 0408 365 002.

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