■Embroidery classes: Springwood Community Arts Centre. Thursday 10am-12.30pm with Leonie Jones. Thursday 1.30pm-4pm with Ruth Marshall.

Details: 0407 235 216.

■Sewing and Dressmaking class: Wednesday 6.30-9pm with Leonie Jones.

Details: 0407 235 216.

■Enrolment day for sewing classes: Saturday, October 6, 9am-1pm, or call 0407 235 216.

Classes held at 22 Ferguson Rd, Springwood.

■School reunion: McCarthy Senior High Students Emu Plains (year 11 1986/year 12 1987) for a 25-year reunion at Panthers on October 20 at 7pm. Cost $43 a person.

Contact: karenfewster@hotmail.com or 0431 225 748.

■Knitting group: Penrith Library, 9.30am-noon, first Monday of the month. Learn to knit and crochet and help Wrap With Love and other charities. Morning tea provided; bring your own mug.

Details: Library, 4732 7891, or Jillian, 9623 5037 (local contact).

■Probus Club: Meet at Glenmore Park Community Centre, Luttrell Street, on the third Wednesday of the month at 10am. Morning tea. All retirees welcome.

Contact: Gwen Head, 4733 8745, or rayellhaines@optusnet.com.au.

■Bereavement: Support Group. Fortnightly Tuesdays 10-11.30am. St Nicholas of Myra Parish Centre, Penrith.

Details: Eileen Quade, 9933 0205

■Playgroup: Ages 0-5 with disabilities or developmental delay or at risk of a delay. Tuesdays 10am-noon during school terms, St Marys. Gold-coin donation.

Details: Lifestart Nepean, 9623 2100.

■Orchid Club: Blue Mountains and Penrith District, meets fourth Friday of each month, 7.30pm, The Melrose Hall, Corner Great Western Highway and Park Street, Emu Plains.

Details: 4739 3502

■Red Cross: Next meeting October 11, 10am, CWA rooms.

Details: Diane, 9623 9789.

■Arthritis NSW: Next meeting, CWA rooms, Tindale Street, October 10, 10am. Coffee from 9.30am.

Details: Dianne, 9623 9789.

■The Learning Lounge: Free service that provides homework help and educational support for young people in years 7 to 12. Tuesday afternoons throughout the school term, 3.15pm-5.15pm, 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 9.30am-10.15am. $5 a class during school terms.

Contact: 4721 8749.

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

Details: Heather, 0408 365 002.

■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, St Clair, 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 last Monday of every month, CWA room, 1 Tindale Street, Penrith. Free morning tea 9.30am, meeting 10am. CWA Friendship Group 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. All men welcome.

Details: Don, 4721 5889.

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