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.

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.

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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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