Do you have a yarn or needlecraft project that you would like to progress in the company of fellow crafty members?
The In Stitches craft group will meet each 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month from 2:00 – 4:00 pm in the home of one of its members. Bring along your current project for convivial chat and advice as you create your masterpiece in knitting, crochet, tapestry, long stitch, cross stitch, embroidery, quilting or similar craft. On occasion, we will hold special workshop sessions to explore new creative ideas.
Please indicate your interest with your convener, Karin Canty.
Join the Photography group for a heritage walk around Balmain to discover its early settlement and industrial history. We will have an initial coffee stop at Circular Quay and then lunch at the Royal Oak Hotel in Balmain. The walk is about 8 kilometres long and will take about 2½ hours.
Please note that we will be walking on suburban streets that are at times steep with uneven surfaces, and there are a number of stairs to be navigated. Once we begin there will be little chance for sitting down and resting.
Continue reading Photography Group – Heritage Walk in Balmain – Tuesday 20 September
On Thursday 4th August, 19 members of our Probus Group met outside the State Theatre in readiness for our guided tour. We were met by Stuart, our guide, who was a wealth of knowledge and very passionate about the theatre and the arts. He kept us informed and entertained for the next 2 hours, giving us an overview of the theatre’s history. The State Theatre opened its doors in June 1929, owned by Union Theatres. It was to be seen as ‘The Empire’s Greatest Theatre’ and was designed as a picture palace.
Continue reading State Theatre – Palace of Dreams Tour – Review
Join the Bushwalking group for an easy/moderate, out and back walk of 9km from Taronga Zoo Wharf to Chowder Bay. There are great views of the city and harbour to experience but note that there are some sets of stairs to navigate. Good walking shoes and a light jacket for the coastal breeze will be required.
The average walking time is 2hrs 15min but we will allow 3hrs to include a half-way coffee stop at the Drift Cafe, Chowder Bay. There are toilet stops along the walk. We will conclude the walk at the Museum of Contemporary Art where those who wish to stay can have lunch at the museum cafe on the 4th floor. The MCA cafe has great views of the Quay and Opera House, and a good lunch menu.
Continue reading Bushwalking Group – Taronga to Chowder Bay Walk – Thursday 25 August 2022
We will take a stroll from Circular Quay to Haymarket visiting historic and contemporary artworks that are hiding in plain sight in our city. At the conclusion of the walk we will have lunch in Chinatown.
Convener: Sharon Peterson
Numbers limited to: 20
Continue reading Sydney CBD Artwalk – Tuesday 12 July 2022
The Salon des Refusés is the S.H. Ervin Gallery’s ‘alternative’ selection from works entered into the annual Archibald and Wynne Prizes. The exhibition is held in the National Trust building at Observatory Hill.
This year 55 works have been selected from among the hundreds submitted. They have been selected for their quality, diversity, humour and experimentation, or those which examine contemporary art practices, different approaches to portraiture, and responses to the landscape.
Convener: Mary Esdaile
Continue reading Salon des Refusé at the S.H. Ervin Gallery – Thursday 7 July 2022
Crazy Whist is back!
Join us for an afternoon of fun and frivolity at the Breakfast Point Country Club. Crazy Whist is a progressive card game – absolutely no experience is necessary as all instruction will be provided.
Convener: Shirley Zions
Numbers: Limited to 40 players so be in quick to secure your place
Continue reading Crazy Whist – Wednesday 6 July 2022
Visit the heritage buildings of the old Darlinghurst gaol currently hosting its 100th anniversary as home to the National Art School. We follow this with a trip to the Paddington Reservoir Gardens, hailed as a blend of the ancient Baths of Caracalla in Rome and the Hanging Gardens of Babylon.
Stay for lunch at the Paddington RSL.
When/Time: Tuesday 21 June 2022.
Continue reading Photography Group trip to the National Art School and Paddington Sunken Gardens – Tuesday 21 June 2022
The members’ meeting for the Probus Club of Cabarita and Breakfast Point will be held at the Canada Bay Club, Five Dock commencing at 10:30 am.
The Guest Speaker is Max Hitchins, the Hospitality and Memory Doctor – The topic – ‘How to Develop a Memory Like an Elephant’.
If you are unable to attend, apologies can be recorded here.
One of the best ways to “travel” overseas at the moment is to eat the food from different parts of the world. On 11 May, our Travel Chat group took part in the inaugural “Travel Eat and Walk”, exploring the hawker stalls and restaurants located around Chinatown in Burwood. We looked at the restaurants which specialise in cuisines from different regions of China and Asia.
Continue reading Burwood Chinatown – Travel, Eat and Walk Review