Community events over the next month to put in your diary

Normanhurst West Public School family fun day is on 4th November, 2018

A fun filled day out for the whole family with thrilling carnival rides, over 30 market stalls, cakes, lollies, huge plant stall, book shop, lots of toys, trash and treasure and much more.

Buy fantastic auction items online at FamilyFunDay2018

Enjoy our delicious BBQ, Thai Food, Turkish Gozleme and other delights in our café area while being entertained with live music and entertainment.

The little ones will love the pony rides, face painting, plaster art, side show alley and much more.

Buy your Unlimited Rides Tickets online, fantastic value 15 rides and 5 hours of unlimited fun for $30. This is a pre purchase price as Unlimited Rides Tickets will be $40 on the day. Go to and search for Normanhurst West PS.

For more details go to

This year we have been boosted by the overwhelming support of local businesses because our Family Fun Day is just as much a community event as a school event. NWPS Family Fun Day is recognised as an affordable day out and families from other schools and neighbouring areas are made to feel welcome. It is this strong sense of community spirit which makes our Family Fun Day such a success.

Hornsby Relay For Life
Celebrate. Remember. Fight back!

What: Hornsby Relay For Life
When: 3rd and 4th of November
Where: Rofe Park, Hornsby Heights
Cost: $30

On the 3rd and 4th of November, Hornsby locals are invited to join one of the most celebrated community movements, Hornsby Relay For Life.

Hornsby Relay For Life is an overnight community fundraising challenge that raises money for Cancer Council’s world-class research, prevention, advocacy and support services.

The event welcomes locals of all ages to partake in a fun-filled, two-day experience. Teams of friends, families and colleagues raise money in the lead up to Relay For Life, where team members take turns walking around a track to signify that cancer never rests, so neither do we.

Hornsby Relay For Life will also feature live entertainment from local performers, market stalls, competitions and games for the whole family.

Be part of the movement and join Hornsby Relay For Life today at

North Shore Craft Group’s Christmas Boutique Show and Sale 2018

North Shore Craft Group’s Christmas Show opens on Friday, 23rd November, 2018 at 1pm.

On display and for sale will be an eclectic range of original arts and crafts by local Artisans. Choose the perfect Christmas gift for that special person from a range of glass, wood, ceramics, jewellery, textiles, leatherwork and more. Tea and coffee and tasty delicacies provided by the CWA, plus wheelchair access to the centre.

Exhibition dates: Friday 23 rd Nov. 1pm-6pm, Saturday 24 th Nov. 9am-5pm, Sunday 25 th Nov. 9am-4pm.

Venue: Thornleigh Community Centre, Cnr. Phyllis and Central Avenues, Thornleigh.

Enquiries: 0409 823 392

Over-50s Cricket World Cup

The inaugural Over-50s Cricket World Cup will be held in Sydney, Australia, from 20 November to 5 December, 2018.

Hosts Australia join with 7 other national teams to do battle for the trophy.

Matches will be played at many locations around Sydney. Locally, there will be games at Pennant Hills Oval, Pennant Hills on Thursday 22nd November between Canada vs. Sri Lanka, and on 25th November between South Africa vs. Pakistan, and on 28th November at the Mark Taylor Oval in Waitara between Australia and Pakistan.

A full list of matches can be found on facebook@o50scricketworldcup.

Rustic and Rural Artisan Weekend

When: 17th & 18th November, 2018 – 10am-4pm
Where: 135 Miller Road Glenorie

A unique opportunity to peruse rustic pottery, weavings, recycled vintage goods, flowers, plants and more in a beautiful rural setting.

For more info email:

Wahroonga Food + Wine Festival

The 6th annual Wahroonga Food Wine Festival returns to Wahroonga Park, Wahroonga on Sunday 28 October 2018, 10:30am – 5pm.

Entry is FREE and all are welcome to enjoy a fun-filled day tasting and buying premium and award-winning wines, meeting winemakers and perusing a huge selection of gourmet food stalls offering a variety of international and Australian cuisines.

Wahroonga Food Wine Festival is FREE and all ages are welcome. Wine tasting glasses and ticket packages (starting at $20) are available for sale from the Tasting Ticket Marquee.

Lions Club of Hornsby

Lions is supporting a Multi Cultural Kitchen at PCYC. If you are interested in attending contact Cathy Bedwell on 0413 616 127.

Lions are also running Christmas Cakes in the Mall and Westfield’s on Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th December and then again on 22nd and 23rd. Cake profit to local community groups.

For more details and orders ring Ted 0414 806 840.

Look out for our comedy concert next year. We hope to raise $100,00 for Kids with Cerebral Palsy.

Service of Remembrance for Families and Friends of Children Who Have Died or are Missing

Tuesday December 4 2018, commencing 7.30 p.m.

St Matthew’s Anglican Church West Pennant Hills (cnr New Line Road and Castle Hill Road) is holding its annual Service of Remembrance for families and friends of children who have died or are missing on Tuesday December 4 commencing 7.30 p.m.

The aim of the service is to provide hope and support for the families whose children have died or are missing. It is always difficult living in a world without one of your children but on special occasions it is particularly difficult.

Christmas is a very special occasion, it is a time of celebration – a time when families come together. This can cause a family whose child has died or is missing to feel quite isolated, quite alone, even in the presence of friends.

During the service those present will be invited to place a flower on the communion table, in memory of the child who died. This enables families and friends to physically do something in recognition of the life of the child.

When a child dies, in addition to the grief one experiences, there is also the inability to physically do something for the child. Representatives from several denominations and also Chaplains will be participating in the service.

Following the service supper is served. This too has proved to be a wonderful time of fellowship as people who have never met before gain comfort from being with and speaking with those who share that common bond – the love for their children.

Anyone is welcome to join us for the service – those who have lost a child, friends of those who have lost a child, those who would simply like to support the service.

For more info contact: St Matthew’s phone no. 9479 3700

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