Sat April 21, 2018
Taste of Rhodes: Festival of Food 9th – 22nd April
21/04/2018 @ All Day
Rhodes Waterside is holding a two-week festival of food and the whole family (and their taste buds) are invited! Celebrate all things food at Rhodes Waterside with amazing food deals, exclusive dining experiences and events, free giveaways plus the chance to have Justine Schofield cook dinner for you and 10 friends!
From 9 to 22 April, be inspired by new experiences, family time and seriously cheap eats. See in centre for a pop-up picnic zone, the perfect place to chill out and munch on the yummiest of snacks. Visit the GIANT lolly jar and guess the exact amount of lollies in the jar and you could take the whole thing home! Spend $10 at any food retailer and present your valid receipt at the Customer Service Desk to redeem a FREE Australian Gourmet Traveller Magazine.
For the little ones, head to Gozleme King for a free Nutella Gozleme workshop. Make your own delicious Nutella Gozleme filled with the freshest ingredients, watch as it is cooked right in front of you and gobble it all up! Then, head to Lilly’s Espresso e Cucina and make your very own pizza. Rhodes Waterside has also opened its doors to the community, inviting five lucky groups to open a pop up ‘Lil’ Shop’! Purchase a cookie and make your contribution to much-needed fundraising for Out & About Baby for PANDA, We All Care, Team Georgia for The Children’s Hospital at Westmead, Ku-Ring-Gai Stealers Baseball League Inc and Victoria Avenue Public Walking School.
For the big kids, bring your stomachs and enter the dumpling dash. Enter (if you dare) to see if you can eat 20 dumplings in the fastest time to win a $50 Rhodes Waterside Gift Card. Celebrate the greatest combination in the world and join the pizza and beer appreciation society, where $10 bucks will you get a beer tasting paddle and unlimited pizza all night! Check out kombucha taste testing from The Source Bulk Foods and pop stalls all across the festival.
During April you can help put food on the plates of those in need. Simply post a pic of the meal you purchased at Rhodes Waterside on Instagram with the hashtag #tasteofgiving and we will donate a meal to someone in need through Foodbank, Australia’s largest hunger relief organisation.
To help those in need, donate to our Taste of Rhodes partner Foodbank. Donate to our Food Drive and help us support vulnerable families by donating non-perishable items. Your donations will go to people in need who are struggling to put food on the table tonight. To donate or hear more about their stories, visit our ‘Faces of Hunger’ photo exhibition, located near Coles.
For more information collect a Taste of Rhodes program in centre or visit www.rhodeswaterside.com.au.
Pilates in Eden Gardens, Macquarie Park
21/04/2018 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 am
Join Anja from Go For Fit, for a Pilates class in the garden! Anja’s pilates classes have been developed by physiotherapists and focus on correct movements and breathing to deliver optimum results. Pilates is a much-loved form of exercise and is a perfect way to start the day with its stress relieving and calming benefits whilst also being active enough to energise for the day’s activities. The classes are structured to be suitable for a range of fitness levels and abilities and exercises are easily adapted to individual requirements.
Classes run at 7.30am in the gardens every Saturday morning from February 3rd with the last class being March 24th.
In the event of wet weather, classes will be held under cover.
Just bring a mat and water bottle and enjoy!
Orange Gove Organic Markets, Leichardt
21/04/2018 @ 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.
Market By The River, Ermington
21/04/2018 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
The market is held twice a month on the 1st & 3rd Saturday of each month in Halvorsen Park, and features an exciting line up of high-quality fresh food, drink, artisan and handmade stalls.
Halvorsen Park is right by the river, offering a beautiful backdrop for browsing through stalls, enjoying the delicious food and drink on offer, and catching up with friends and family.
This market was launched in partnership with City of Parramatta Council.
More info here.
The Sydney Brick Show 2018
21/04/2018 - 22/04/2018 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Sydney Brick Show 2018
21-22 April 2018, Penrith Panthers Pavilion
Lovers of LEGO® are set to converge on Penrith this April school holidays, as The Sydney Brick Show, Sydney’s largest LEGO® fan event, heads to Sydney’s West for the first time. As LEGO® celebrates its 60th birthday, Penrith Panthers Pavilion will become a plastic brick wonderland with over 100 exhibits on display, most being unique creations straight from the imaginations of their builders.
A highlight of this years event will be a massive space themed build (5 x 2 metres), a collaboration showcasing the work of 12 members of the Sydney LEGO User Group. The show’s mascot, an innocent spaceman named Apollo, finds himself on a distant world where a rare ore named LEGOtonium has been discovered; It’s a tough frontier with all manner of aliens trying to discover their plot of LEGOtonium. Creativity and humour collide in this amazing piece, which includes ‘Bacon City’ the city corner where heroes and scum ‘meat’ over the infamous outer rim wings and space hotdogs. The details and jokes hidden in this display will entertain children and adults alike.
The collaborative builds continue, with almost all exhibitors coming together to make a world record attempt for the highest number of LEGO® Minifigure Habitats (small dioramas for LEGO® characters) displayed, being more than 1090!
A fitting celebration of the Minifig’s 40th anniversary this year. Celebrating another anniversary, 100 years of ‘Disney on Ice’, is a husband and wife collaboration that brings to life the fictional ‘All Star Arena’ precinct, including the ice rink with show in progress.
Conscious of their responsibility to ignite the next generation’s passion for LEGO®, show organisers hold an annual children’s building competition in the lead-up to the event, (with winning entries on display on Saturday 21 April). Along with providing a free building area with LEGO® graffiti wall, a remote controlled LEGO® Crawler race track, and meet-and-greets with costumed characters.
Attracting thousands of visitors each year, The Sydney Brick Show is an experience appreciated by fans and newcomers of all ages. LEGO® is more than a toy for children, it is a hobby and building material for enthusiasts of all ages, as demonstrated by the AFOLs (Adult Fans of LEGO®) who build throughout the year to exhibit new and unique creations our annual show.
“We go every year and every year we are amazed! There is so much to see and do, and for days
after, all the kids want to do is build.” – Karen, mother of 3.
Consider Penrith to far to travel for a LEGO® show? Turn your Sydney Brick Show visit into a family weekend away. Penrith is the gateway to the spectacular Blue Mountains, offering beautiful autumnal scenery during the month of April, and bonus unseasonally warm weather this year! There is free event parking is onsite, right outside the venue, and other Penrith activities are only a stones-throw away, including Cables water park, iFLY indoor skydiving, Penrith Whitewater, Aqua Golf and parks along the Nepean River.
Join us at Penrith Panthers Pavilion this April for a LEGO® experience like no other! Tickets from www.sydneybrickshow.com.au. Doors Open at 9am, with entry times every 30 minutes (for crowd control). Once you are in the event you can stay as long as you like! Doors close at 5pm.
The Sydney Brick Show is a www.nado.org.auvolunteer run, not-for-profit event, with proceeds from the show going to support the work of Penrith charity, NADO (Nepean Area Disability Organisation). Visit www.nado.org.au to learn about the work of this important local service.
Papilio Early Learning NSW Open Days
21/04/2018 - 22/04/2018 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
- Tour the centres and explore our environment
- Meet our wonderful educators and ask about our Lifelong Learning Programs
- Watch our sports programs in-action – soccer, basketball, yoga and Zumba classes run by our experienced coaches
- Taste test our healthy and nutritious menu plans prepared by our in-house chefs
- Join in on some family fun – kindy farms, arts & crafts, face-painting and more
- Secure your child’s place with us and pay zero enrolment fees
To RVSP click here
TIME: 10am to 1pm
WHERE: To locate your nearest participating centres, click here.
To RSVP click here
Bedlam Bay Community Gardening, Gladesville Hospital
21/04/2018 @ 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
Cinema in the Park - Jumanji - Welcome To The Jungle
21/04/2018 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The City of Ryde holds an annual Cinema in the Park series featuring popular movies.
Events start at 5.00pm, with movies at approximately 6.00pm or sundown.
* Entry is free
* Bring your own low chair, beanbag or picnic rug
* All venues are smoke-free
* All venues are wheelchair accessible
* There will be food trucks on site at each Cinema
* All movies include subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired
* Street parking is available. For train and bus times, contact the Transport Infoline on 131 500 or visit www.transportnsw.info
Paddy's Night Food Markets, Flemington
21/04/2018 @ 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.