Wed January 17, 2018

60 Tails – 60 Years of Guide Dogs exhibition

60 Tails – 60 Years of Guide Dogs exhibition
17/01/2018 - 28/01/2018 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Celebrate the 60 year history of Guide Dogs at the 60 Tails – 60 Years of Guide Dogs exhibition this January at The Concourse Art Space in Chatswood.

 

The exhibition will showcase the services and achievements of Guide Dogs NSW/ACT through photographs, posters and hand-painted ceramic model dog collection boxes. There will also be opportunities to cuddle young Guide Dog puppies, pat Ambassador Dogs, and watch a working Guide Dog demonstration – perfect for the school holidays.

 

Since Guide Dogs NSW/ACT opened its doors in 1957, Guide Dogs NSW/ACT has been delivering life-changing services to people who are blind or vision impaired. Throughout this period, the organisation has experienced significant changes from how dogs are bred and trained, to the innovative accessible technologies that give people with vision impairment freedom and mobility.

 

 

What:                   60 Tails – 60 Years of Guide Dogs Exhibition

 

When:                  17 – 28 January

10am – 5pm, Wednesday to Friday, and 10am – 4pm Saturday and Sundays

Extended hours on Friday 19 January until 8pm and Wednesday 24 January until 6.30pm

 

Where:                 The Concourse Art Space, 409 Victoria Ave, Chatswood

 

How:                     Free activity – ideal for school holidays

 

 

Pat a pooch – meet and cuddle our Guide Dog puppies in the Art Space

11am, 12 noon, 1pm and 2pm

Wednesday 17, Thursday 18, Saturday 20, Wednesday 24, Thursday 25 and Saturday 27 January

 

Guide Dog demonstrations on The Concourse green

On the hour at 11.30am, 12.30pm and 1.30pm

Wednesday 17, Thursday 18, Wednesday 24 and Thursday 25 January

Sat January 27, 2018

Brickman Awesome - LEGO® Experience

Brickman Awesome - LEGO® Experience
27/01/2018 @ All Day

THE BRICKMAN IS LOOKING FOR ‘AWESOME’ BRICKIES TO HELP SMASH ANOTHER LEGO® BUILDING RECORD AT BRAND NEW EXHIBITION!

Ryan ‘Brickman’ McNaught announces new Brickman Awesome national tour!

Ryan ‘The Brickman’ McNaught is smashing another ‘awesome’ LEGO® record with his latest Brickman exhibiton and he’s on the hunt for Australian brickies to help him along the way!

Brickman Awesome presented by Toyota is kicking off its national tour in Sydney next month and has already broken LEGO® records before it has even opened!

Marking Ryan’s third exhibition made entirely from LEGO® bricks, Brickman Awesome will showcase the tallest LEGO® model in the Southern Hemisphere – a NASA SLS rocket standing at a whopping 7.5m tall and built from more than 450,000 bricks!  Taking more than 500 hours to create, Ryan has pushed LEGO® building boundaries by installing an in-built lighting system giving the effect that the rocket is blasting off into space!

The exhibition will be made up of 38 never-seen-before LEGO® models, totalling more than 1.5 million bricks and clocking up more than 4,500 hours of build-time!  Brickman Awesome will also showcase the only life-sized LEGO® Harley Davidson ever made and the largest ever LEGO® Caterpillar 797 dump truck! Adding to the awesome-ness is a full-sized LEGO® Australian saltwater crocodile, weighing over 60kgs and built using more than 40,000 LEGO® bricks!

If that’s not awesome enough, visitors will be forgiven for thinking they have stepped inside a zoo as they find themselves surrounded by a LEGO® Kangaroo, Koala and even a giant Orca Whale!

Brickman Awesome has been exclusively curated by Ryan McNaught and his expert team – Ryan is the only LEGO® Certified Professional in the Southern Hemisphere and one of only 14 in the world.

LEGO® fanatics will have lots of opportunities to show off their building skills at Brickman Awesome – visitors can help the Brickman team expand their LEGO® colony of Emperor Penguins, build their very own time machines and even put them on display next to Ryan’s LEGO® models of Doctor Who’s TARDIS and the DeLorean from Back to the Future!

There will be a 24 hour Toyota and TEG Live pre-sale starting at 9am on November 30th and tickets will go on sale to the general public at 9am on December 1st.  Tickets on sale at www.ticketek.com.au

Telstra Thanks is offering a 20% discount on exhibition tickets from 9am on Friday 1 December until 5pm on Monday 11 December, exclusively for Telstra customers.  Head to telstra.com/arts for more details on how to purchase.

Brickman Awesome will be in Sydney from 26th December 2017 until 4th February 2018 at the ICC Sydney, Convention and Exhibition Centre, before continuing around Australia, stopping in Melbourne, Perth and Brisbane

 
Pyrmont Growers Market

Pyrmont Growers Market
27/01/2018 @ 7:30 am - 12:00 pm

The Pyrmont Growers Market offers unique gourmet produce and top quality fresh food straight from the field and farm. Produced and operated by Pyrmont Ultimo Chamber of Commerce and proudly supported by The Star, our market is a green, sustainable, and relaxed community focused event.

 

Producers will offer a range of products and produce including organic meat, smoked fish, fresh fish, organic fruit and vegetables, free range eggs, fresh coconuts, dips, pates, nuts, spices, jams, herbs, handmade chocolates, mushrooms, cheese, cakes, pastries, a large variety of breads, wild flowers, organic coffee, gluten free sausages, olive oil, balsamic vinegars, freshly made pasta, bacon and eggs, a selection of hot foods and of course gourmet doggy treats!

 

More Info: http://pyrmontgrowersmarket.com.au

Orange Gove Organic Markets, Leichardt

Orange Gove Organic Markets, Leichardt
27/01/2018 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

ORGANIC FOOD MARKETS create open air Market places that supply Certified Organic food, artisan gourmet produce and conventional fresh fruit & veg*, freshly baked bread and patisserie, seasonal produce from the farmer, salami, local and French cheese, smoked salmon and other delicacies, Aussie truffles…..in fact all the goodies you love to eat are at the markets, every week, rain or shine.

At these friendly community markets you will find everything to fulfill your weekly shopping needs and an exciting choice of fashion, home wares, plants and of course, eco-friendly, sustainable fare trade and healthy products.

You will all enjoy mixing with other like minded fun-loving, friendly foodies…people like you, that care about the environment and the health of the people they feed.

*Not all stall holders are organic however each stall holder will advise if they are offering organic products or not.

Rozelle Collectors Markets

Rozelle Collectors Markets
27/01/2018 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

The Rozelle Collectors Market is Sydney’s favourite outdoor second hand, bric-a-brac and antique market. Stallholders have been selling their pre-loved wares to an ever expanding audience in the grounds of the Rozelle Public School for over 20 years and the Rozelle Markets have developed a reputation as a brilliant spot for a poke about, a catch up with friends and place to bag some unique finds.

This convenient open air market operates  every Saturday and Sunday, year round, and offers a beautiful outdoor setting alongside the historical buildings of the Rozelle Public School. The Markets are often listed as a must-do market experience for Sydneysiders  and tourists from interstate and overseas.

Browse a huge range of pre-loved antiques, collectibles, fashion, jewellery, art and music, all while being entertained by top notch local performers. And when you’re in need of a break, local artisanal providores and international food stalls offer a delicious range of great value food.

Alice in Wonderland Australia - a theatrical adventure for the whole family

Alice in Wonderland Australia - a theatrical adventure for the whole family
27/01/2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Follow us down the rabbit hole for a mad cap ride! Alice in Wonderland has been reinvented with a unique Australian flavour and will have children and adults alike whooping in delight.

For over 150 years Alice in Wonderland has captured the imaginations of children all over the world, and now returns in a fresh, exciting and all new Australian adaptation for the whole family.

Lewis Carroll’s whirling, fantastical masterpiece is faithfully and beautifully recreated as a nonstop, madcap theatrical adventure for the whole family. See the classic kids’ tale in an all new Australian adaptation by multi award-winning playwright Mary Anne Butler, starring Dubs Yunupingu as Alice.

As part of Sydney Festival, this wonderful show, from the producer of the critically acclaimed and immensely popular The Very Hungry Caterpillar, will have its world premiere at Riverside Theatre, Parramatta.

For booking details, please visit www.aliceinwonderlandlive.com

 
 
Bedlam Bay, Gladesville Hospital

Bedlam Bay, Gladesville Hospital
27/01/2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Bring your family and friends along to help us with the next stage in restoring small bird habitat in Bedlam Bay, an important link in a habitat corridor along the lower Parramatta River.

Small native birds need suitable resting places between bushland areas in order to move around safely. You can help them survive by planting native shrubs and groundcovers that will become their protective habitat havens.

Please wear closed shoes, a hat and sunscreen. Tools and gloves will be provided.

LOCATION: Meet at Bedlam Oval near the toilet block in the Gladesville Hospital grounds, enter via the Punt Rd gate next to the Police Station.

CONTACT NAME: Jackie D’Arcy

PHONE: 0407953139

EMAIL: jdarcy@huntershill.nsw.gov.au

Campfire Sessions on Cockatoo Island

Campfire Sessions on Cockatoo Island
27/01/2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Campfire Sessions on Cockatoo Island

Join us at sunset on Cockatoo Island for some of Sydney’s best home-grown acoustic music as Campfire Sessions kicks off for another season, starting 6 January through February 2018. Relax as a selection of Australia’s top underground artists share their stories of life, love, loss and laughs through intimate songs and story-telling.

The Harbour Trust, in collaboration with artist performance space, Venue 505, bring you an afternoon series of home grown Australian acts who will seek to inspire you with songs of life, love and loss.

Along with the stunning array of artist performing during the Campfire Sessions, popular boutique eatery, Mcintosh and Bowman Cheesemongers will be offering a wine and cheese package to enjoy with the soulful music.

Tickets prices

General Admission: $25
Overnight Visitors/concession: $15
Kids 12 and under: FREE

February dates and performances coming soon!

For more information on Campfire Sessions on Cockatoo Island, visit http://www.cockatooisland.gov.au/whats/campfire-sessions

Paddy's Night Food Markets, Flemington

Paddy's Night Food Markets, Flemington
27/01/2018 @ 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm

One of Sydney’s best fresh food markets, Paddy’s Markets in Flemington, is taking its show into the night, bringing together some of the city’s best food trucks for a new weekly night food market. Starting July 1, the massive car park venue will be transformed into a bustling eatery for street food lovers every Saturday night from 6.30–10.30pm.

Over 25 of Sydney’s veteran and up-and-comers in the food truck scene will converge on the car park, including Chur Burger, Kayter Co., Maverick Wings and Dirty Bird. Sit at one of the converted crate tables and tuck into delights such as gelato brioche, chocolate gözleme and soda served out of lightbulbs. Menus will change regularly to match a monthly theme, so you can constantly change it up — even if you visit the same food vendor.

Entry is free — as are the retro arcade games, including Daytona and Pac-Man — and there will be regular live music by resident DJ Mike Hyper and special guests. Free parking is also available on-site.

Sun January 28, 2018

Brickman Awesome - LEGO® Experience

Brickman Awesome - LEGO® Experience
28/01/2018 @ All Day

THE BRICKMAN IS LOOKING FOR ‘AWESOME’ BRICKIES TO HELP SMASH ANOTHER LEGO® BUILDING RECORD AT BRAND NEW EXHIBITION!

Ryan ‘Brickman’ McNaught announces new Brickman Awesome national tour!

Ryan ‘The Brickman’ McNaught is smashing another ‘awesome’ LEGO® record with his latest Brickman exhibiton and he’s on the hunt for Australian brickies to help him along the way!

Brickman Awesome presented by Toyota is kicking off its national tour in Sydney next month and has already broken LEGO® records before it has even opened!

Marking Ryan’s third exhibition made entirely from LEGO® bricks, Brickman Awesome will showcase the tallest LEGO® model in the Southern Hemisphere – a NASA SLS rocket standing at a whopping 7.5m tall and built from more than 450,000 bricks!  Taking more than 500 hours to create, Ryan has pushed LEGO® building boundaries by installing an in-built lighting system giving the effect that the rocket is blasting off into space!

The exhibition will be made up of 38 never-seen-before LEGO® models, totalling more than 1.5 million bricks and clocking up more than 4,500 hours of build-time!  Brickman Awesome will also showcase the only life-sized LEGO® Harley Davidson ever made and the largest ever LEGO® Caterpillar 797 dump truck! Adding to the awesome-ness is a full-sized LEGO® Australian saltwater crocodile, weighing over 60kgs and built using more than 40,000 LEGO® bricks!

If that’s not awesome enough, visitors will be forgiven for thinking they have stepped inside a zoo as they find themselves surrounded by a LEGO® Kangaroo, Koala and even a giant Orca Whale!

Brickman Awesome has been exclusively curated by Ryan McNaught and his expert team – Ryan is the only LEGO® Certified Professional in the Southern Hemisphere and one of only 14 in the world.

LEGO® fanatics will have lots of opportunities to show off their building skills at Brickman Awesome – visitors can help the Brickman team expand their LEGO® colony of Emperor Penguins, build their very own time machines and even put them on display next to Ryan’s LEGO® models of Doctor Who’s TARDIS and the DeLorean from Back to the Future!

There will be a 24 hour Toyota and TEG Live pre-sale starting at 9am on November 30th and tickets will go on sale to the general public at 9am on December 1st.  Tickets on sale at www.ticketek.com.au

Telstra Thanks is offering a 20% discount on exhibition tickets from 9am on Friday 1 December until 5pm on Monday 11 December, exclusively for Telstra customers.  Head to telstra.com/arts for more details on how to purchase.

Brickman Awesome will be in Sydney from 26th December 2017 until 4th February 2018 at the ICC Sydney, Convention and Exhibition Centre, before continuing around Australia, stopping in Melbourne, Perth and Brisbane

 
Frenchs Forest Organic Markets

Frenchs Forest Organic Markets
28/01/2018 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

Weekly gourmet food and produce market, specializing in Certified Organic and fresh produce, probably turning over the largest amount of fruit and veggies on a market in Australia! A full range of delicious gourmet produce is available as well as crafts plants flowers environment and eco products fair trade and delightfully unique individual and personally produced goods.

For more information visit: https://www.facebook.com/FrenchsForestMarket/

Rozelle Collectors Markets

Rozelle Collectors Markets
28/01/2018 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

The Rozelle Collectors Market is Sydney’s favourite outdoor second hand, bric-a-brac and antique market. Stallholders have been selling their pre-loved wares to an ever expanding audience in the grounds of the Rozelle Public School for over 20 years and the Rozelle Markets have developed a reputation as a brilliant spot for a poke about, a catch up with friends and place to bag some unique finds.

This convenient open air market operates  every Saturday and Sunday, year round, and offers a beautiful outdoor setting alongside the historical buildings of the Rozelle Public School. The Markets are often listed as a must-do market experience for Sydneysiders  and tourists from interstate and overseas.

Browse a huge range of pre-loved antiques, collectibles, fashion, jewellery, art and music, all while being entertained by top notch local performers. And when you’re in need of a break, local artisanal providores and international food stalls offer a delicious range of great value food.

Superhero Sundays – The Ranch

Superhero Sundays – The Ranch
28/01/2018 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

SUPERHERO SUNDAY!

On the First Sunday of every month, Ranchies Kids Club members get a special visit from our superhero friends! Mums and Dads be sure to bring your camera along as the kids dress up as their favourite superhero!

Superhero Appearances are between 12-2pm.

For more info click here.

The Ranch North Ryde Super Hero Sundays

 

Family Yoga

Family Yoga
28/01/2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Family Yoga is a great way how the whole family can spend quality time together.While having fun – yoga poses will help you improve your strength, flexibility and balance. Fun breathing techniques will teach you how to focus and reduce stress and meditation will teach you how to relax your mind.

Family yoga will help the whole Family to find the inner peace.

Suitable for children from 3-9yo.

To book, please click here.

FeesFamily of 2 – $25, Family of 3 – $30, Family of 4+ – $35