2018 Seniors Festival

Inner West Council’s 2018 Seniors Festival calendar of FREE events commences Thursday 5 April and includes plays, tours, workshops, courses, soirees and more. 

This year marks the 60th anniversary of NSW Seniors Festival. The 2018 theme is ‘Let's do more together!’ Highlights include: 

Say Something Do Something 
Council’s Spark Youth Theatre has brought together an intergenerational ensemble of local young and older people to make a new multimedia show about the potential for words, actions and theatre to change the world. 

Ashfield Town Hall. Preview: Thursday 5 April. Performances: Friday 6 April 7pm, Saturday 7 April 2pm. Book 

Artistic Director Chris Dunstan of Spark Youth Theatre will also present a talk about the latest production. Ashfield Library, Friday 13 April 11am-12noon. 

Rusty Riders cycle course 
Tailored for those who haven't ridden for a while and need confidence to start riding more regularly. 

Tempe Recreation Reserve, Sunday 8 April 9am-1pm. Book 

GreenWay walking tour and bush care drop-in 
A 2.5 km stroll along a section of the Cooks River to Iron Cove urban environmental corridor GreenWay. Highlights include bush care sites, public art, rail heritage, parks, playgrounds, Hawthorne Canal Road Film Centre and more. Includes a stop at Café Bones. 

Meet at Lewisham Light Rail Station, Monday, 9 April 10am-1pm. Book 

Edible Weeds workshop 
A slow-paced guided tour on edible weeds along the Cooks River with naturalist Diego Bonetto. Ends at Steel Park for a light lunch. Bring a hat, proper footwear, camera and notebook. 

Meet at Tempe Station car park, off Richardson Crescent, Wednesday 11 April 10am–1pm. Book 

Inner West Women's Shed open afternoon 
Help celebrate Inner West Women's Shed’s fifth birthday with a cup of tea and a hot scone, while checking out the ‘Shedettes’ arts and crafts projects. 

Shed HQ / Seaview Hall, 12-14 Seaview Street, Dulwich Hill, Wednesday 11 April 12 noon-4pm. RSVP by 5pm Monday 9 April 2018 by emailing iwws@winshop.com.au 

Seniors Soiree mocktail party 
A mocktail party featuring the NSW Police Concert Band, under the command of Senior Sergeant Murray Mayday, the musical direction of conductor John Saunders and featuring award winning vocalist Belinda Adams. Free champagne on arrival, mocktails and canapés. 

Leichhardt Town Hall, Saturday 14 April 2pm-5pm. Book 

Talk the Walk 
Learn about local walking groups, the new Heart Foundation walking app, and enjoy a light breakfast. Bring walking shoes for an optional short walk afterwards. 

Balmain Town Hall meeting room, Monday 16 April 8.30-10am. Book 

Mini bus tour 1: Men’s shed and White’s Creek community native nursery tour 
Mini bus tour to the two inner west Men’s Sheds in Leichhardt and Haberfield, places for men to meet and develop new friendships, work on individual and community projects and activities, learn new skills, and improve old ones. Finishes at the community native nursery at White’s Creek. Light lunch included. Bring water, sun protection and comfortable shoes. 

Buses depart from Ashfield Mall, Petersham Service Centre and Leichhardt Town Hall, Tuesday 17 April 10.30am-4pm. Book 

Games to train the brain 
Learn how to keep the brain active at a game get together and find out about local groups such as Probus, U3A, and local bridge clubs. 

Summer Hill Community Room, Wednesday 18 April 2pm-5pm. Book 

Mini bus tour 2: Groceries on a budget 
Visit the Food Pantry in Marrickville and Staples Bag in Campsie. Includes light lunch and a talk by the Green Living Centre. 

Mini buses depart from Leichhardt Town Hall, Ashfield Mall and Petersham Service Centre, Thursday 19 April 10am-2pm. Book 

Other activities include lawn bowls for beginners, and a series of library events aimed at seniors who want to know more about new technology and social media. Find out more and book.

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