Diary

¦Community knitting group: Penrith Library, 9.30am-noon, first Monday of each 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, or Jillian, 9623 5037.

¦HPSOP: Health Promotion Service for Older People is looking for volunteers 50 years and older 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 each month, Springwood Neighbourhood Centre, Macquarie Street, Springwood, 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. Cost is based on income. Uniting Church, meeting room, 70 Old Bathurst Road, Blaxland East.

Details: 4739 5963.

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

Details: 4739 5963.

¦CAWS: 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 experienced 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.

¦Tai Chi: Sunday, 9.30am, 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: 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 month, 8pm, CWA Rooms, Tindale Street, Penrith.

Details: kruger.uwe@gmail.com.

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

Details: Leola, 9833 1449.

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

Details: Sarah Chapple or Katherine Leonard, 4723 9288.

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

Details: 9633 1800 or 1800 558 268.

¦St Clair Youth and Neighbourhood Team: Patchwork Mondays, 1pm-3.30pm $10 a class, heartmoves exercises for over 40s, Tuesdays and Thursdays 11am-noon, $4 a class, Fab 40s women's social group every second Tuesday, $2 a 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 Fridays 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: Third Monday of each month, 7.30pm, Jamison Room, Nepean Shores, Tench Avenue.

Details: Heather, 0408 365 002.

¦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, 10am-2pm. $3 entry. Group tours can be arranged.

Details: Neville James, 4739 2640 or printingmuseum@optusnet .com.au.

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