In Stitches – New Interest group

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.

Photography Group – Heritage Walk in Balmain – Tuesday 20 September

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.

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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

Art Appreciation – New Interest Group

Do you have a passion for art or just keen to explore our wonderful cities and towns to take in the beauty of the surroundings that will include:

  • Visiting art galleries and museums
  • local art exhibitions
  • Long weekend/week long trips to regional areas with the focus on art, food and wineries
  • Theatre including Opera and shows

The Art Appreciation group will organise an outing every 2 months. Events and dates will be posted to members of the group as outings/trips and locations are decided.

Conveners:  Pam Floyd and Victoria Mitchell.  Click here to contact Victoria and Pam.

At The Movies – Sunday 21 August 2022


In Good Luck to You, Leo Grande, two-time Academy Award winner Emma Thompson (Love, Actually) embodies the candor and apprehension of retired teacher Nancy Stokes, and newcomer Daryl McCormack (Peaky Blinders) personifies the charisma and compassion of sex worker Leo Grande.

Where: Palace Cinema, Norton Street, Leichhardt

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Bushwalking Group – Taronga to Chowder Bay Walk – Thursday 25 August 2022

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.

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