NSW Seniors Week

From surfing to salsa, there’s plenty to keep you busy during NSW Seniors Week. Why not see what’s on?


Sydney and surrounds

Never too old to learn
Go to uni without taking exams! Explore the life of the mind with historians, scientists and philosophers, learn to speak a foreign language or to play a musical instrument.
Tue 18 March 2014, 10.30am – 1.30pm
Bookings: Recommended
Venue: Turramurra Masonic Centre, 1247 Pacific Highway Cnr Turramurra Avenue , Turramurra (View map)
Cost: Free

Gardening for everyone
Gardening has been found to be as good as a fitness class for cutting the risk of heart disease. Plus there’s the satisfaction of seeing seeds germinate and buds bloom.
Tue 18 March 2014: 9.00am – 12.30pm
Bookings: Essential
Venue: Revesby Workers’ Club, 2B Brett Street , Revesby (View map)
Cost: Free

Meccano masters
Spend the day tinkering with Meccano and enjoy object talks and a behind-the-scenes tour to view hand-crafted scale models from the Powerhouse Collection.
Wed 19 March 2014: 10.00am – 2.30pm
Bookings: Essential
Venue: Powerhouse Discovery Centre, 172 Showground Road , Castle Hill (View map)
Cost: $20.00 per person. Pre-payment is required at time of booking.

Central coast and northern NSW

A taste of art for seniors
Has painting always been an interest but there has never been the time? Unlock hidden talents with this introduction to a universal art form, guided by qualified tutors.
Fri 14 March 2014: 9.30am – 4.30pm
Thu 20 March 2014: 10.00am – 11.30am
Bookings: Essential
Venue: Inverell Art Gallery, 5 Evans Street , Inverell (View map)
Cost: Free

Meet the Men’s Shed men
Men finding themselves at a loose end may like to consider the local Men’s Shed which has much to offer in the way of not just metal- and woodworking but also mateship.
Mon 17 March 2014: 8.00am – 12.00pm
Wed 19 March 2014: 8.00am – 12.00pm
Fri 21 March 2014: 8.00am – 12.00pm
Bookings: Not Essential
Venue: San Remo Community Men’s Shed, 28 Brava Avenue , San Remo (View map)
Cost: Free

Big River Jazz Club variety concert
Two-and-a-half hours of jazz bands, dancers, ukulele groups and classical music
Sun 16 March 2014: 2.00pm – 4.30pm
Bookings: Not Essential
Venue: Grafton District Services Club, Queen Street , Grafton (View map)
Cost: Free

Illawarra and southern NSW

Past, present and future
The South Coast Writers Centre are hosting free creative writing workshops Monday the 17th March hosted by renowned Poet Linda Godfrey with a focus on writing from the past present and future. A follow up introductory workshop on digital story telling on Wednesday 19th March hosted by Screenwriter Rie Natalenko, that will showcase how participants can share and tell their life stories on a digital platform. Please RSVP by the 10th March 2014 to secure your place. Bookings can be made through South Coast Writers Centre.
Mon 17 March 2014: 9.30am – 1.30pm
Bookings: Essential
Venue: Wollongong Library, 41 Burelli Street Wollongong , Wollongong (View map)
Cost: Free

Shutterbug photography workshop
Have you always wanted to be able to capture those ‘once in a lifetime’ moments? Shutterbug is an interactive digital photography workshop for seniors run by photographer Peter Charlesworth. Learn key photography techniques and see just how accessible digital photography is! Light refreshments provided
Thu 20 March 2014: 10.00am – 12.00pm
Bookings: Essential
Venue: Noreuil Park, Mitta Mitta Club Rooms, Wodonga Place , Albury (View map)
Cost: Free

The best things in life are free
Come along and play chess in the plaza, challenge a student or invite a friend or passer-by to play. If chess is not your game, how about joining in the dancing outdoors? There will be dancing demonstrations, music and dance leaders to encourage you.
Mon 17 March 2014: 2.00pm – 4.00pm
Bookings: Not Essential
Venue: Corbett Plaza, Bong Bong Street , Bowral (View map)
Cost: Free

West NSW

Mens shed workshop – women welcomed
Tour the shed where companionship and physical activity happen.
Thu 20 March 2014: 9.30am – 11.30am
Bookings: Not Essential
Venue: Berry Mens Shed, 146 North St , Berry (View map)
Cost: Free

Seniors – What do they know?
Everyone has a story to tell to help future generations remember how things used to be in an ever-changing world. Discover ways to present your stories engagingly, imaginatively and creatively.
Wed 19 March 2014: 10.00am – 3.00pm
Bookings: Not Essential
Venue: JITDAC Community Heritage Service Centre, 2 Paringa Street , Menindee (View map)
Cost: Free

Seniors Week concert and morning tea
Entertainment by well-known entertainer Royden Donohue “The Voice of the King” at the Trangie Multi-Purpose Hall on Thursday 20 March 2014, commencing at 9.30 am. Come along for a great fun morning with refreshments provided by the Trangie CWA.
Thu 20 March 2014: 9.30am – 12.00pm
Bookings: Not Essential
Venue: Trangie Multi-Purpose Hall, Temoin Street & Dandaloo Street , Trangie (View map)
Cost: Free

For more information on any of these events visit the NSW Seniors Week website