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Introduction to email
24 July 2019 1:00 PM
Hornsby Central Library
28-44 George St, Entry via Hunter Lane, Hornsby NSW 2077
Find out what email is, how to create an account, how to send & receive emails, plus get tips on safety and security.
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Meet Monica Tan, author of Stranger Country
25 July 2019 6:30 PM
Hornsby Central Library
28-44 George St, Entry via Hunter Lane, Hornsby NSW 2077
As a Chinese Australian, Monica Tan wondered she how could she ever feel she truly belonged to a land that has been the spiritual domain of Indigenous Australians for over 60,000 years? This is the account of Monica’s journey through some of Australia's most beautiful and remote landscapes. She shared meals and conversations with miners, grey nomads, artists and farmers from across the nation: some Aboriginal, some white, some Asian, and even a few who managed to be all three.
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Living in Strata Scheme
26 July 2019 1:00 PM
Hornsby Central Library
28-44 George St, Entry via Hunter Lane, Hornsby NSW 2077
Presented by the Department of Fair Trading Topics include: • Buying into a strata scheme • Strata managers and building managers/caretakers • by-laws: review, pets, parking, AIRBNB, smoke drift and breaches • New developments, collective sale and renewal • Meeting procedures of the Owners Corporations and the Strata Committee • Repairs/Maintenance/Alterations.
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Tax Time Seminar
29 July 2019 3:00 PM
Hornsby Central Library
28-44 George St, Entry via Hunter Lane, Hornsby NSW 2077
Presented by the Australian Taxation Office Information session for individuals preparing their tax returns presented by the Australian Tax Office. Topics include: - Do you need to lodge a tax return? - How to lodge a tax return - Online services - Scams
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Healthy Brain, Health Body. Presented by Australian Hearing
31 July 2019 1:00 PM
Pennant Hills Library
Corner Ramsay Rd and Yarrara Rd, Pennant Hills NSW 2120
Happy people live longer, have stronger immune systems and have improved coping skills. Learn how to experience happiness and satisfaction at any age. This free one hour information session will introduce you to the six factors of positive ageing.
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Multicultural Business Connect Workshop
31 July 2019 2:00 PM
Hornsby Central Library
28-44 George St, Entry via Hunter Lane, Hornsby NSW 2077
Growing a successful business, this is a 2 hour workshop. 在经营企业时,很容易关注“现在”的迫切需求, 但如果企业主希望您的企业发展,发展或朝着新的方向发展, 那么您必须了解战略“大局”思考以 及这将如何为您提供清晰度和方向。 在本次工作坊中,您将有机会开展业务,确定需要您关注的关键业务领域, 以便您成功构建和发展业务。
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HOMEGROWN THRILLERS: Four of Australia’s best crime writers
31 July 2019 6:30 PM
Hornsby Central Library
28-44 George St, Entry via Hunter Lane, Hornsby NSW 2077
A PANEL DISCUSSION WITH FOUR OF AUSTRALIA'S BEST CRIME & THRILLER WRITERS WENDY JAMES:The Accusation is a thriller about the abduction of an eighteen-year-old girl in a a regional town. NICOLA MORIARTY:The Ex explores the baggage we carry from our past relationships and asks how well can you ever really know someone. SARAH BARRIE: Devil’s Lair is set in a dramatic Tasmanian landscape for fans of The Dry. ANNA SNOEKSTRA:The Spite Game- high school grudges and revenge wrapped up as a thril
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Meet Jessica North, author of Esther
2 August 2019 1:00 PM
Hornsby Central Library
28-44 George St, Entry via Hunter Lane, Hornsby NSW 2077
The extraordinary true story of the First Fleet girl who became First Lady of the colony. Aged 16, Esther stood trial at the Old Bailey for stealing lace – a crime that warranted execution. Her sentence was transmuted to transportation to the other side of the world. There she became the servant and, in time, the lover of first lieutenant George Johnston. As leader of the Rum Rebellion against Governor Bligh, George Johnston became Lieutenant-Governor of NSW, making Esther First Lady.
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Introduction to Facebook
6 August 2019 1:00 PM
Hornsby Central Library
28-44 George St, Entry via Hunter Lane, Hornsby NSW 2077
Get started with Facebook. Find out how to create your profile, add friends, post messages and make connections. You will need to have an email account for this session.
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Understanding Aged Care Costs
8 August 2019 6:30 PM
Hornsby Central Library
28-44 George St, Entry via Hunter Lane, Hornsby NSW 2077
Presented by Centrelink Financial Information Service Topics include: home care and residential care, fees and charges, options for family home, pension considerations and case studies
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Geneagala Day - Morning Session
10 August 2019 10:30 AM
Hornsby Central Library
28-44 George St, Entry via Hunter Lane, Hornsby NSW 2077
Colonial Secretary – the family historian’s friend The Colonial Secretary’s Office was a central point of contact for many people in NSW in the 19th century and the records reflect the events of the lives of individuals at that time. Emily Hanna from NSW State Archives will be looking at how the Colonial Secretary’s papers can be used to research your family history. Please book separately for the afternoon session.
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Geneagala Day - Afternoon session
10 August 2019 1:00 PM
Hornsby Central Library
28-44 George St, Entry via Hunter Lane, Hornsby NSW 2077
Using the Colonial Secretary’s records for research Like records of many 19th century government offices, getting the full value out of researching the Colonial Secretary’s papers can be a complicated process. Understanding the system used at the time can help immeasurably. Emily Hanna will be presenting tips and techniques for effectively researching the records of the Colonial Secretary. Please book separately for the morning session.
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Spotlight on Science
14 August 2019 6:30 PM
Hornsby Central Library
28-44 George St, Entry via Hunter Lane, Hornsby NSW 2077
Local scientists will discuss how they got into their fields and how they apply their area of expertise. This is your chance to ask questions to scientists who are working in a variety of disciplines. This event will be of interest to students or anybody who wants to know more about science.
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Sydney Science Festival Event
16 August 2019 6:30 PM
Hornsby Central Library
28-44 George St, Entry via Hunter Lane, Hornsby NSW 2077
Synthetic cannabinoids Why are synthetic cannabinoids more toxic than the herbal variety? Discover the chemical compositions of this recreational drug with researcher Shivani Sachdev, whose research investigates the molecular mechanisms underlying the lethal nature of these drugs. Shivani Sachdev is a PhD candidate at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Macquarie University and the vice president of Medical Society.
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Pain is not an inevitable part of ageing
22 August 2019 2:00 PM
Hornsby Central Library
28-44 George St, Entry via Hunter Lane, Hornsby NSW 2077
The speaker Winsome Baker Physio APAM, will cover the history of treatment for joint and muscle pain from ancient times to the present and what works best now, including the most up to date ways of treating painful conditions such as Arthritis. Pain is not an inevitable part of Ageing and our quality of life should not be unnecessarily affected by pain when we can look at ways to minimize it ourselves.
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NSW Fair Trading Seminar: Moving into a retirement village
23 August 2019 1:00 PM
Hornsby Central Library
28-44 George St, Entry via Hunter Lane, Hornsby NSW 2077
If you’re in retirement, or fast approaching retirement age, perhaps you’re wondering about where you want to live during this next stage of life. There are many reasons why people move in to a retirement village, such as combining the benefits of being in a private and secure environment with a home that is easily maintained. Some of the topics that will be covered: -Things to consider before moving in -Range of accommodation -Types of contracts -Fees and charges
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Meet Grant Edwards, author of The Strong Man
28 August 2019 6:30 PM
Hornsby Central Library
28-44 George St, Entry via Hunter Lane, Hornsby NSW 2077
Grant Edwards is a man who has given his absolute all in the line of duty – and in the process was pushed to the brink of his own physical and emotional endurance. The Strong Man is a powerful account of how a courageous decision shaped the Australian Federal Police Force’s approach to dealing with mental illness.
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Junior Science Club, Term 3
2 September 2019 4:30 PM
Hornsby Central Library
28-44 George St, Entry via Hunter Lane, Hornsby NSW 2077
A series of interactive science programs presented by the Children’s Discovery Museum Children will develop ideas and skills that will inspire further scientific exploration, discovery and learning. Session 1: Dinosaurs and Fossils Be transported into the past in this hands-on fossil workshop, including exploring real fossils, exploring the prehistoric world of dinosaurs through fossils and reconstructing a dinosaur from fossil evidence. Monday 2 September, 4.30-5.30 Session 2: Air All Arou
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Jack Charles, author of JACK CHARLES: A BORN_AGAIN BLAKFELLA
3 September 2019 1:00 PM
Hornsby Central Library
28-44 George St, Entry via Hunter Lane, Hornsby NSW 2077
Jack Charles has worn many hats throughout his life: actor, cat burglar, musician, heroin addict, activist, even Senior Victorian Australian of the Year. But the title he’s most proud to claim is that of Aboriginal Elder. By turns heartbreaking and hilarious, Jack Charles: A Born-Again Blakfella is a candid and uplifting memoir from one of Australia’s finest and most beloved actors.
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Effective Job Search for the over 40’s
4 September 2019 6:30 PM
Hornsby Shire Council Chambers
296 Pacific Highway, Hornsby NSW 2077
Paul Di Michiel, The Career Medic and author of 'Fired to Hired, The Guide to Effective Job Search for the Over 40s' will be speaking about practical job search tips for mature workers who may have been impacted by job loss, or they may be in a job they don’t like and are looking for a change. The world of job search has changed and Paul will provide insight to help you navigate this challenging journey.
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Understanding Age Pension
6 September 2019 1:00 PM
Hornsby Central Library
28-44 George St, Entry via Hunter Lane, Hornsby NSW 2077
Presented by Centrelink Financial Information Service Topics include: how your pension is calculated, assessment of income and assets, rights and obligations, and taxation and concessions
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Trees as Homes Talk
7 September 2019 11:00 AM
Hornsby Central Library
28-44 George St, Entry via Hunter Lane, Hornsby NSW 2077
Abbie Mitchell will help us find out more about the tall trees of the Hornsby Shire and the animals that depend on our trees for survival. Abbie will focus on the value of trees with hollows. Ever wondered: How long does it take to form a hollow? What species use hollows? How can I help our beautiful birds like Powerful Owls, Gang-Gang Cockatoos or even the Eastern Yellow Robin? Abbie will provide us with information on nest boxes and you can create your own wildlife shelter
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NSW Fair Trading Seminar: Planning for a funeral
11 September 2019 1:00 PM
Hornsby Central Library
28-44 George St, Entry via Hunter Lane, Hornsby NSW 2077
When faced with having to make funeral arrangements, most people have no prior experience in organising such an event, and little knowledge of what to do. This presentation gives a brief overview on: -Wills and executors -Role of funeral directors -Quotes and costs -Different ways to pay for a funeral – pre-paid, contributory or lump sum -Funeral insurance -Funeral bonds -Savings -Guarantees on goods and services (funeral products) under the Australian Consumer Law.
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LinkedIn and Effective Job Search for the over 40's
11 September 2019 6:30 PM
Hornsby Central Library
28-44 George St, Entry via Hunter Lane, Hornsby NSW 2077
Paul Di Michiel, The Career Medic and author of 'Fired to Hired, The Guide to Effective Job Search for the Over 40s' will teach you how to create a professional LinkedIn profile that will get you noticed by recruiters and large organisations as well as using LinkedIn to stay informed, apply for jobs and to improve your online brand.
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Watching and listening online
12 September 2019 1:00 PM
Hornsby Central Library
28-44 George St, Entry via Hunter Lane, Hornsby NSW 2077
Find out how to catch up on TV programs you've missed, make playlists of your favourite songs and access the radio online. This is a hands-on session showing you how you can watch and listen to content online.
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Meet Mike Munro, author of The Last Bushrangers
13 September 2019 1:00 PM
Hornsby Central Library
28-44 George St, Entry via Hunter Lane, Hornsby NSW 2077
Australia's last bushrangers - the Kenniff brothers - were Queensland's equivalent of the Kelly gang. Graduating from petty crime, they moved on to the ghoulish, violent murder of a police constable and station manager. After a massive manhunt, Jim Kenniff and his brother Patrick were caught, charged and convicted. One brother hanged, another spent twelve years in jail. But were they tried justly? And did the right man swing?
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Cryptic Crosswords Workshop with Ralph Penglis
19 September 2019 1:00 PM
Hornsby Central Library
28-44 George St, Entry via Hunter Lane, Hornsby NSW 2077
2 Day Cryptic Crosswords Workshop: 19 & 26 September Solving cryptic crosswords takes 2 things, patience and some basic understanding of the rules and tricks. Join Ralph Penglis as he unravels the mystery of cryptic crosswords in his 2 day workshop. A fun and practical workshop aimed at beginners and those wanting to revise their basic skills.
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Harry Potter Trivia Night
21 September 2019 5:00 PM
Pennant Hills Community Centre
Corner Ramsay Rd & Yarrara Rd, Pennant Hills NSW 2120
Muggles, wizards and witches grab your wands and cloaks for a fun family night out. Dress up, bing your own snacks and get ready to board the Hogwarts Express for a thrilling experience.
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Guide Dogs Australia Talk
25 September 2019 1:00 PM
Hornsby Central Library
28-44 George St, Entry via Hunter Lane, Hornsby NSW 2077
Guide dogs enable a life of independence, mobility and companionship and assist people with life tasks to live a more independent life. Join us in this insightful presentation that will raise awareness and understanding of vision impairment and provide practical skills on how to best assist a person with vision loss.
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Bronwyn Vaughan's Turbans Ties and Turkish Slippers Hornsby
30 September 2019 2:00 PM
Hornsby Central Library
28-44 George St, Entry via Hunter Lane, Hornsby NSW 2077
Welcome to the French Salon of Madam Bon Bon. Here, with panache, Madam creates clothes, hats and shoes fit for a maharaja, a sultan, a queen. With her pet poodle, Peaches, she tells their tales - about fine clothes, fantastic fabrics and fabulous adventures. Stories are told with beautiful props, puppets, sets, costumes and musical instruments. Ages 5-7
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TSS - Introduction to Computers - Korean
1 October 2019 10:30 AM
Hornsby Central Library
28-44 George St, Entry via Hunter Lane, Hornsby NSW 2077
For many people computers are very complex devices. This workshop aims to help you understand the basic terms and feel comfortable about getting your own computer, without needing to call on expert advice. The session is in Korean.
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Healthy Brain Aging – Your Brain Matters
3 October 2019 2:00 PM
Hornsby Central Library. 28-44 George St, entry via Hunter Lane
Hornsby Central Library, 28-44 George St, entry via Hunter Lane, Hornsby NSW 2077
Advice on how to reduce the risk of developing dementia, including: memory and thinking changes with age; what is dementia, its symptoms and risk factors; 5 simple steps to maximise your brain health. http://www.cpsa.org.au/1795-healthy-brain-ageing-your-brain-matters
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Nitro-tastic Science Show, The Crazy Scientist Pennant Hills
8 October 2019 10:30 AM
Pennant Hills Community Centre
Corner Ramsay Rd & Yarrara Rd, Pennant Hills NSW 2120
A theatrical, educational and interactive science show featuring many liquid nitrogen demonstrations by The Crazy Scientist.
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Nitro-tastic Science Show, The Crazy Scientist Berowra
8 October 2019 2:30 PM
Berowra Community Centre
The Gully Road, Berowra NSW 2081
A theatrical, educational and interactive science show featuring many liquid nitrogen demonstrations by The Crazy Scientist.
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Superhero Training Workshop Pennant Hills
9 October 2019 10:30 AM
Pennant Hills Community Centre
Corner Ramsay Rd & Yarrara Rd, Pennant Hills NSW 2120
Would you like to be a superhero when you grow up? Now is your chance to learn the basics and train with some of your favourite heroes! Ages 7-12
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Crazy Dinosaur with The Crazy Scientist, Hornsby library
9 October 2019 2:30 PM
Hornsby Central Library
28-44 George St, Entry via Hunter Lane, Hornsby NSW 2077
An extremely interactive workshop where children investigate real fossils, a woolly mammoth femur, woolly rhino horn and a sabre-tooth tiger skull. Play dough and kinetic sand are also used throughout the session. Each child will receive a real fossilised shark tooth to take home. Ages 7-12
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Meet Judy Nunn, author of Khaki Town
9 October 2019 6:30 PM
Hornsby Central Library
28-44 George St, Entry via Hunter Lane, Hornsby NSW 2077
A breathtaking historical novel set in Queensland during World War II, inspired by a true story that has remained a secret for over seventy years.
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Superhero Training Workshop Berowra
10 October 2019 10:30 AM
Berowra Community Center
The Gully Road, Berowra NSW 2081
Would you like to be a superhero when you grow up? Now is your chance to learn the basics and train with some of your favourite heroes! Ages 7-12
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Understanding Superannuation
11 October 2019 1:00 PM
Hornsby Central Library
28-44 George St, Entry via Hunter Lane, Hornsby NSW 2077
Presented by Centrelink Financial Information Service Topics include: how superannuation works, investment options, myths about superannuation, making contributions, accessing superannuation, and tax and social security.
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Snap Happy: Managing your photos online
17 October 2019 10:00 AM
Hornsby Central Library
28-44 George St, Entry via Hunter Lane, Hornsby NSW 2077
As part of Get Online Week, join us to learn about basic photo editing, organising and backing up your photos and making the most of the internet to share and store your precious memories. Run in conjunction with Be Connected, a government initiative giving you the skills to stay connected and safe online.
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Managing your photos online
17 October 2019 10:00 AM
Hornsby Central Library
28-44 George St, Entry via Hunter Lane, Hornsby NSW 2077
As part of Get Online Week, join us to learn more about managing your photos online. Topics include basic photo editing, organising your photos in folders and backing up your precious memories.
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My Aged Care in relation to the Australian Consumer Law
18 October 2019 1:00 PM
Hornsby Central Library
28-44 George St, Entry via Hunter Lane, Hornsby NSW 2077
Presented by the NSW Department of Fair Trading An information session on Aged Care and your rights as a consumer
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Meet Darryl Jones, Author of 'The Birds at My Table'
24 October 2019 6:30 PM
Hornsby Central Library
28-44 George St, Entry via Hunter Lane, Hornsby NSW 2077
Darryl Jones is fascinated by bird feeders. Not the containers supplying food to our winged friends, but the people who fill the containers, scatter the crumbs or seeds, or leave their picnic scraps behind. In 'The Birds at My Table', Jones draws on an impressive knowledge of the latest scientific findings as well as his own personal knowledge, to reflect and explain the modern practice of bird feeding.
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Estate Planning
8 November 2019 1:00 PM
Hornsby Central Library
28-44 George St, Entry via Hunter Lane, Hornsby NSW 2077
Presented by Centrelink Financial Information Service Topics include: insurance, power of attorney, wills, assets not covered by the will and estate planning considerations
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I Dig Compost: Compost and Worm Farming workshop
9 November 2019 2:00 PM
Hornsby Central Library
28-44 George St, Entry via Hunter Lane, Hornsby NSW 2077
Composting is a fun and easy way to recycle your garden and kitchen waste. Compost improves your garden soil, saves space in your red or green bin and saves you money. Each attendee will receive a voucher to purchase compost or worm farming equipment at 50% discount rate at the workshop.
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Sustainable gift wrapping
30 November 2019 11:00 AM
Hornsby Central Library
28-44 George St, Entry via Hunter Lane, Hornsby NSW 2077
The Japanese art of wrapping with cloth. Australians waste approximately 8,000 tonnes of wrapping paper every year. Impress your family and friends this Christmas using the traditional eco-friendly Japanese gift-wrapping method Furoshiki. Come and join Yoshie Kumagai for a morning of sustainable gift wrapping with fabric. Participants must bring: Wine bottle, a DVD case and an orange or apple as items for wrapping
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Gingerbread House Making Workshop Hornsby
5 December 2019 6:30 PM
Hornsby Central Library
28-44 George St, Entry via Hunter Lane, Hornsby NSW 2077
Bring the whole family and be guided in making a wonderful Gingerbread House for the Christmas table. The cost includes all the materials needed such as house, icing, lollies, silver foil, board and cellophane for wrapping. Great Christmas fun for the whole family.
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Gingerbread House Making Workshop Pennant Hills
7 December 2019 2:30 PM
Pennant Hills Community Centre
Corner Ramsay Rd & Yarrara Rd, Pennant Hills NSW 2120
Bring the whole family and be guided in making a wonderful Gingerbread House for the Christmas table. The cost includes all the materials needed such as house, icing, lollies, silver foil, board and cellophane for wrapping. Great Christmas fun for the whole family.
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Christmas Pantomime @ Hornsby
10 December 2019 11:30 AM
Hornsby Central Library
28-44 George St, Entry via Hunter Lane, Hornsby NSW 2077
Details to come
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Christmas Pantomime @ Pennant Hills Community Centre
11 December 2019 11:30 AM
Pennant Hills Community Centre
Corner Ramsay Rd & Yarrara Rd, Pennant Hills NSW 2120
Details to come
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Christmas Pantomime @ Berowra Community Centre
13 December 2019 11:30 AM
Berowra Community Centre
The Gully Road, Berowra NSW 2081
Details to come