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Hornsby Healthy Living Festival

The Hornsby Healthy Living Festival incorporates NSW Seniors Week and National Youth Week and will celebrate the achievements and valuable contributions of both seniors and young people in the shire.

Saturday Sunrise Bushwalks for Fun and Fitness: Great North Walk

Seniors WalkingAn aerobic style bushwalk from Berowra Heights to The Waters, along a section of the Great North Walk. The track includes stunning views along the way and some heart pumping exercise as you ascend the 200 metres back out of the valley. This walk is moderate to high impact.

Saturday 11 April, 7.30am-9.30am. Meeting details given on booking. Cost $2.00 donation. Bookings essential, call 0409 917 776 or email admin@trekfa.org.au

Come and Try Orienteering

Try this navigation sport for all ages (6 to 80+) that combines fun in the outdoors with the challenge of finding your way with a map. This event caters for all fitness levels, and you can participate individually or in a team. Experienced orienteers will be on hand to assist.

Saturday 11 April, 9.30am. Ruddock Park, Westleigh. Adults $10.00, under 21s $7.00, under 13s $5.00, families $20.00, team member $2.00. For more information, call 8964 6705.

Thornleigh Bushwalk

A 4km walk from City View Lookout via Lorna Pass through varied forest, with views of the Lane Cove River. Some step climbing required. Please bring sunscreen, a hat and water.

Sunday 12 April, 9am-11am. Meet at Thornleigh Oval carpark. Free. Bookings essential, call 9489 8256.

Table Tennis for Seniors

Table-TennisSydney Upper North Shore plays every Monday and Wednesday morning at the Thornleigh Brickpit. First visit during the Healthy Living Festival is free, please mention the festival advertising when booking.

Mondays and Wednesdays, 10am-12pm. Thornleigh Brickpit Sports Stadium. First session free. Bookings essential, call Theo on 9456 3728 or email theo@suns.org.au

Introductory Archery

Introductory archery session for ages 10-70+, hosted by Northern Archers professional coaches. Light refreshments available.

Monday 13 April, 7.30pm-9.30pm. Pennant Hills Park, Archery Field. Free. For more information, call 0433 660 576.

Pennant Hills Dance Workshop

Join the Bush Music Club for a variety of dances including bush, contra and social dances. Suitable for beginners and more experienced dancers.

Monday 13 April, 7.30pm-9.30pm. Pennant Hills Community Centre. Cost $7.00. For more information, call 9980 7077.

Bush Music Club Social Dance Group

Two hour lessons include new dances and popular dances of various styles, singles, couples and groups are welcome.

Monday 13 April, 7.30pm. Pennant Hills Community Centre, Lower Level. $7.00 per night, first night is free. For more information, call 9456 2860.

Zumba for Kids 6-12 Years Old and Parents

ZumbaCome try Zumba dance in the school holidays with a qualified dance instructor.

Tuesday 14 April, 10.30am-11.30am. Epping Community Centre. Free. Bookings essential, call 9847 6994 or email jzhao@hornsby.nsw.gov.au

Eco Garden Kids Activities

Join us for a story, treasure hunt and some do-it-yourself craft.

Tuesday 14 April, 11am-12pm. Fagan Park Eco Garden, Arcadia Road, Galston. Free. Bookings essential, visit hornsby.nsw.gov.au/whatson

Iranian Art Exhibition

This exhibition by artist Elham Ansari will feature works related to faith, life, death, love, hate and nature.

Tuesday 14 April, 6pm-8pm. 20 Burdett Street, Hornsby. Free.

Better Mental Health in Hornsby

A talk on the activities in NSW to improve assistance available for people with poor mental health. This event is organised by the Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Association Action for Mental Health.

Tuesday 14 April and Friday 17 April, 7.30pm-9.30pm. Wahroonga Park. Free. Bookings essential, call Nick on 9489 8081.

Volunteer Expo

If you want to make a difference and volunteer your time to help people in the community then come to this expo, where you can meet the organisations that use volunteers and find out how to get involved.

Wednesday 15 April, 11.30am-2pm. Hornsby Mall. Free.

Soroptimist International Hornsby Dinner Meetings

soroptomistJoin the group on the third Wednesday of each month for dinner, followed by a speaker.

Wednesday 15 April, 6pm-9pm. Pennant Hills Bowling Club. Cost: price of dinner in the bistro. For more information, call 9457 8129 or email sihornsby@siswp.org

Grandparents and Carers Support Group

Meet up with other grandparents, kinship and foster carers who are caring for children in Hornsby Shire. Children are welcome to attend.

Thursday 16 April, 10am-12pm. Hornsby Heights Community Centre. Free. For more information, call 9847 6889 or email sdowning@hornsby.nsw.gov.au

Toastmasters Meeting

ToastmastersLearn to speak with confidence and develop leadership skills.

Thursday 16 April, 7pm-9pm. Pennant Hills Bowling Club. Fee information supplied on application. For more information, call 0414 845 011 or email john@amron.com.au

Hornsby Woodworking Men’s Shed

A social activity that will include demonstrations of the group’s woodworking skills, with morning/afternoon tea provided.

Friday 17 April, 9.30am-2pm. 33A Sefton Road, Thornleigh. Free. Bookings essential, call 0401 068 666 or email phil@bein.id.au

Strum for Fun Ukuleles

Ukulele playing is fun, easy to learn, good for the brain and makes you happy. Come join the team from Hornsby BUGS to give this instrument a try.

Friday 17 April, 10am-12.30pm. Berowra RSL Club. Cost $5.00. Call Meg on 9456 3028 for more information.

Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Folk Club Music Concert

The club caters for all forms of folk music, songs and poetry. Bring a bottle and nibbles, alcohol is permitted but cannot be supplied.

Friday 17 April, 8pm-11pm. Beatrice Taylor Hall, 25 Edgeworth David Avenue, Hornsby. Cost $15.00. For more information, call 0425 275 097.

Saturday Sunrise Bushwalks for Fun and Fitness: Apple Tree Flat

Seniors WalkingAn aerobic style bushwalk to Apple Tree Flat then up to the top of the hillside on both sides of the valley, with visits to three beautiful lookouts on the way. This event is moderate to high impact.

Saturday 18 April, 7.30am-9.15am. Meeting details provided on booking. Cost $2.00 donation. Bookings essential, call 0409 917 776 or email admin@trekfa.org.au

Shorefest Music Festival

Drug and alcohol free music event for all ages that is held annually by councils in the upper and lower North Shore.

Saturday 18 April, 11am-5pm. St Leonards Park, corner of Miller and Falcon Streets, North Sydney. Free.

Give Girl Guides a Go

Girl-GuidesGirls aged 5-17 years are invited to come along for a fun day of Girl Guide activities to learn more about the group.

Saturday 18 April, 1.30pm-4pm. Waitara Guide Hall. Free. For more information, call 0417 657 433.

Hornsby Ku-ring-gai and Hills District Cricket Association

Aimed at 5-13 year old boys and girls who would like to try cricket for the first time.

Sunday 19 April, 9.30am-12pm. James Park, Lowe Road, Hornsby. Free. Bookings essential, call 0412 688 629 or email bgwood@optusnet.com.au

Alateen Open Meeting

Alateen is a fellowship of young people, usually teenagers, whose lives have been affected by someone else’s drinking. Young people can come together to share experiences, learn ways of coping and gain strength.

Sunday 19 April, 3pm-4pm. Esther Wait Room, Hornsby Library. Free. For more information, call 9498 6218.

Al-Anon Family Group Meeting

Group meetings to help families and friends of alcoholics recover from the effects of living or working with someone whose drinking is a problem.

Sunday 19 April, 5.30pm-7pm. Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Hospital main building, Education Centre, Hornsby. Free. For more information, call 9498 6218.

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