Five Things – June 21/22

Clean out your chemicals, then head out to the rugby

Looking for five things to do this weekend? Here’s our picks…

Firstly, a reminder that Ku-ring-gai Council has teamed up with youth service provider KYDS to host a forum on combating anxiety in young people.

The forum will take place on Monday 23 June at the Council Chambers, Level 3, 818 Pacific Highway Gordon between 6.30pm and 8.30pm. More information here.

Saturday – Chemical Cleanout

Hardly an exciting thing to be doing this weekend, but the ‘Ku-ring-gai Residents Only’ collection of chemicals will take place on 21 and 22 June at St Ives Showground 9am – 3.30pm. The service will take securely packaged paints, solvents, cleaners, poisons even gas bottles. Up to 20L or 20kg of chemicals will be accepted. More information here.

Saturday Sport

Davidson,-Tim-Shute-Shield-280707D-1657There are no suburban rugby matches this weekend, but a bit further from home there are two good Shute Shield matches;

  1. Gordon will play Eastwood on the T. G. Millner Field at Eastwood, with first grade kicking off at 1:25pm
  2. Northern Suburbs play Sydney University at North Sydney Oval, kick off at 1:00pm. Norths are the only side that can hold Sydney at bay this season and so this should be a good match.

And the big one this weekend, Australia will play France at Allianz Stadium kicking-off at 3:00pm. Nathan Charles, a former pupil of Knox Grammar will once again be taking the field as Hooker.

If you haven’t had enough football this week, watching the World Cup, there are three interesting matches this weekend;

  1. Lindfield will play Kissing Point in the Men’s 45 mid-table clash. Kicking off at Queen Elizabeth Oval at 3:00pm.
  2. Premier League will see Lindfield take on Chatswood Rangers at Charles Bean Oval kicking off at 3:00pm. Chatswood are only one point behind Lindfield and keen for a win.
  3. Premier League also sees Knox play Kissing Point at Bert Oldfield. Again, 3:00pm kick off.

Silent Film

sentimentalbloke_jpg_350_0x259_801762115_q100If sport is not your thing, then a Silent Film might be a great alternative. The wondrous Australian silent classic, The Sentimental Bloke  (1920) will be shown at the Tryon Road Uniting Church. Acclaimed musician Dr Paul Paviour OAM shall accompany this restored treasure. Once again, at 3:00pm. More information is here.

Sunday Morning – Breakfast

After a busy Saturday, how about an easy Sunday? Why not make the trip to Wahroonga and pick one of their cafes for a long, slow breakfast? Our pick this week is the Butcher’s Block on Redleaf Avenue.

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