In Stitches – Interest Group

This group will attract members who wish to continue working on their existing handicraft projects such as knitting, crochet, tapestry, long stitch, cross stitch, embroidery, quilting etc.

Occasionally, a workshop session will be held exploring new creative ideas.

When: Meetings are scheduled for the 1st and 3rd Thursdays each month.

Time: Afternoons at 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm. Workshop sessions may run longer.

Venue: A Probus Member’s home.

Those interested in joining In Stitches and want more information can contact Karin Canty, the Convener.

The Riverboat Postman Cruise – Thursday 13 October 2022 – NOW FULL

Come cruising on the Hawkesbury mail boat and enjoy the magnificent scenery of the lower Hawkesbury River for approximately 3 hours.

  • Morning tea is served on departure.
  • A historic commentary throughout.
  • A delicious ploughman’s lunch.  Gluten free/vegetarian options are available.
  • Cruise is fully licensed.  Wine, beer or soft drinks can be purchased with lunch.

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Travel Chat – North to Alaska – Wednesday 14 September 2022

At the next Travel Chat meeting Chris Hingerty and Mike McGovern will recap their recent five week adventures in Alaska, Yukon and Vancouver Island. They designed their own itinerary, mostly in remote locations, well off the typical tourist track.

We will be able to view the spectacular scenery they experienced on their cruise, light plane and kayak.

If you have travelled to Alaska and Canada or cruised the Inside Passage or rode on the Rockies Mountaineer, please come along and share your experiences so we can all learn more about this remote and stunningly awesome part of the world.

Sphinx Memorial to Bobbin Head Walk – Tuesday 27 September 2022

Join the Bushwalking Group for a 10km walk from the Sphinx Memorial in Ku-ring-gai National Park to Bobbin Head. This walk is considered of moderate/hard difficulty – our most difficult walk to date.  The first 4.5km is downhill but includes some deep steps, whilst the last 4.5 km is an aerobic uphill climb via the fire trail, back to the car park.

There are some great views along the Cowan Creek with lovely bush outlooks and spring wildflowers along the fire trail. Good walking shoes are required, and a single walking pole may be an advantage.

For lunch there are some good options at the nearby North Turramurra shops.

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Art Appreciation Group – Outing to Hazelhurst Gallery-Friday 16 September 2022

Join the Art Appreciation Group for a “Feel Good Tour” on Friday 16 September commencing at 11:00 am.

Where:  Hazelhurst Art Gallery, 782 Kingsway Gymea

When/Time:  Friday 16 September 2022.  Tour commences 11:00 am. Suggest we meet inside the gallery from 10.30am.

Bookings close:  Wednesday 17 August 2022.

Getting There:  By car, car pooling is suggested.  The gallery has a free car park for visitors.  The entrance to the car park is 782 Kingsway Gymea. Please let me know if you have space in your car.

Lunch:  A booking for lunch will be made at 12.30 at the Hazelhurst Cafe.  

Contact Pam Floyd by clicking here using the online booking form

Cost:  lunch and refreshments.  Entry to the gallery is free.

Numbers limited to: 20

Historical Tour of Rookwood Cemetery – Thursday 29 September 2022

The guided historical tour (approximately 3 hours) takes you through Rookwood’s most historic and captivating areas from its vast landscape and culturally specific gardens.

Followed by lunch at Strathfield Golf Club.

Numbers: 10 minimum for the tour, maximum 20.

Where: Rookwood Cemetery, 1 Hawthorne Avenue, Rookwood  (North of Necropolis Drive)

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