What’s on

GROW friendships as well as fresh fruit, vegetables and herbs at the Auburn Centre For Community’s Friendship Garden. A part of Cumberland Council’s Lifelong Learning program, the Gardening Group meets each Thursday, from 9.30am to 1.30pm. For more information, call 8757 9028.

Wednesday, August 7

THE Kids Makerspace/STEAM Lab is on at the Berala Community Centre from 4-5pm. Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths (STEAM) is a hands-on space for kids aged seven to 14, to learn, experiment and engage. Part of the Lifelong Learning program, the cost is $50 a term. Details: 8757 9026 or

Thursday, August 8

JUSTICE of the Peace (JP) volunteers are available at Berala Community Centre, 10-11am. Volunteers are also available at Cumberland Council libraries, but check to ensure a JP is onsite. JPs can witness and sign statutory declarations, affidavits and certify documents. Details: 8757 9000.

HELPING people overcome and improve anxiety, depression and loneliness and improve mental health, the friendly Grow Lidcombe group meets in the Lidcombe Community Hall, 6.30-8.30pm. Details: Kylie, 9633 1800.

Friday, August 9

DOOLEYS Camera Club will meet at Dooleys Lidcombe Catholic Club at 7.30pm. Details: 9773 9666.

LEARN basic writing and conversation in Mandarin at the Berala Community Centre from 6.30-8.30pm. Basic proficiency in English required. Details: 8757 9026.

Sunday, August 11

MEMBERS of the Creative Writing Club will meet at Merrylands Library, 2-4.30pm. Whether you write poems, songs, books or screenplays, you are welcome to join. Details: 8757 9065.

Monday, August 12

THE Dementia Advisory Service holds a regular Connections Coffee Club for people with dementia, their carers and families, and will meet at The Sterling Lounge at Parramatta Leagues from 10am-12pm. Details: Sue, 9845 3333.

Tuesday, August 13

THE FB-EK Holden Car Club will meet at Linnwood House, 25 Byron Road, Guildford at 7.30pm. Details:

LIDCOMBE Toastmasters will meet in the Keighery Hotel at 51 Rawson Street, Auburn from 7.30-9.30pm. Details: Nick, 0403 244 144.

DEVELOP public speaking skills with Parkview Powertalkers. The club will meet at the Regents Park Community Centre at 10.15am. Details: Dagmar, 9749 1135.

THE Probus Cub of Auburn will meet at Dooleys Regents Park at 10am. The club consists of retirees who meet for fellowship and to hear from guest speakers. Details: 9649 9618.


BABIES aged up to 12 months and their carers are welcome to enjoy music and fun at Baby Rhyme Time at Auburn and Lidcombe libraries on Tuesdays; Merrylands Library on Monday and Thursday; and Regents Park Library on Fridays. All sessions start at 10am. Details: 9735 1399.

FREE advice for job seekers is available via a drop-in service at Auburn Library on Mondays, 9.30am-4pm and by appointment on Wednesdays, 9.30am-12.30pm, call 8757 9060. Advice is also available via drop-in at Merrylands Library on Tuesdays, 9.30am-4pm or by appointment Wednesdays, 2-4pm, call 8757 9065.

IMPROVE your English conversation with free, friendly classes run by volunteer tutors at the Auburn Centre For Community during school terms on Mondays, 11am-1pm; Wednesdays, 10.30am-12pm; and Fridays, 10am-12pm. Details: 8757 9028.

THE Auburn Salvation Army hosts a Community Kitchen serving a two-course lunch, four days a week for $5, or $2.50 for concession card holders, from Monday to Wednesday, and Fridays, 12-1.30pm.

THE Auburn Police Area Command operates a register for older people who may be living on their own, with a weekly phone call. If you know someone who could benefit, call 9646 8691.

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