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Seniors Festival

Seniors Festival From Wednesday 4 April to Sunday 15 April, Canterbury-Bankstown will celebrate the role seniors play and the contributions they make to our City. Yes Seniors Festival From Wednesday 4 April to Sunday 15 April, Canterbury-Bankstown will celebrate the role seniors play and the contributions they make to our City. 4/04/2018 9:00 AM 19/04/2018 12:00 PM Various locations Senior Programs; Senior Citizens; Events; What's On
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​​Wednesday 4 April to Sunday 15 April

From Wednesday 4 April to Sunday 15 April, Canterbury-Bankstown will celebrate the role seniors play and the contributions they make to our City.

In 2018 the Festival will celebrate its 60th year and promote inclusion through the theme, 'Let's Do More Together'.

For further information, call Council on 9707 9000.

Council will be running an extensive program of events, including:

 

Official Program

Saturday 10 March  - 8pm

Little Diana and The Big Fuzz

Watch the story of Diana Ross, the Supremes and the Motown Movement!

Saturday 24 March  - 8pm

The Divine Miss M Show

An outrageously funny and enormously entertaining tribute to Bette Midler!

Tuesday 3 April - Noon-2.15pm

Salsa for seniors​

  • Location: Bankstown Art Centre – Rehearsal Studio 2
  • Free
  • Booking essential, call 9707 9464
  • Limited places.

Every Tuesday from 1-30 April  - Noon-1pm

Aqua aerobics

  • Loc​ation:  Roselands Leisure and  Aquatic Centre

Every Tuesday from 1-30 April - 8.30-9.30am

High Intensity Interval Training​

  • Location:  Hi-Lo Fitness Riverwood

Every Wednesday from 1-30 April - 11am-noon

Zumba Gold

  • ​Location: ​Crunch Fitness Bankstown

Every Friday from 1-30 April - 7.30-8.30am

Fit N Strong

  • Location: Canterbury Leisure and  Aquatic Centre

Wednesday 4 April - 10am-noon - Art from the World

Learn the art of making Persian felt animals from Iranian artist Hilin Kazemi.

  • Location: Belmore Senior Citizens Centre
  • Free
  • Bookings essential, call 9707 9464
  • Limit of 20 places

Wednesday 4 April - 10.30am-noon

Seniors Got Talent

A concert featuring Lonnie Lee and his band.​

  • Location: Canterbury-Hurlstone Park RSL Club
  • Complimentary tea, coffee and cake on arrival
  • Tickets $8.50

Thursday 5 April - 10.30-11.30am

Gentle Yoga

An opportunity to practice some general exercise with an experienced yoga teacher

  • Location: Bryan Brown Theatre – Lansdowne Room
  • Free
  • Booking essential, call 02 97079464.
  • Limit of 50 places

Thursday 5 April - 10am-11am

NSW Fair Trading Talk​

  • Location: Bankstown Library and Knowledge Centre
  • Free
  • Booking essential – in person or phone 9707 9708

Thursday 5 April - 10am–1pm

Get Mobile’d

Intergenerational mobile phone training for seniors with high school students.​

  • Location: Campsie Library and Knowledge Centre
  • Bookings essential, call 9789 9424

Thursday 5 April - 9-11.30am

Seniors Cup and Saucer Creek tour

A free guided tour providing a look into the history and birdlife of the Cooks River Valley.​

Friday 6 April - 12.30-1.15pm

Gentle Aqua classes - BOOKED OUT

Gentle swimming for seniors​

  • Location: Canterbury Leisure and Aquatic Centre
  • Free

Friday 6 April - 10-11am

Smartphones and tablets for seniors​

  • Location: Bankstown Library and Knowledge Centre
  • Free
  • Booking essential – in person or phone 9707 9708

Every Friday from 6-27 April - 10.30am–12.30pm

Tech Savvy Seniors for Korean speakers

An introduction to computers, emails and the internet.​​

  • Location: Campsie Library and Knowledge Centre
  • Book for one, or all four sessions
  • Bookings essential – in person or by phone on 9789 9424

Friday 6 April - 8am

Seniors Festival Golf Day

  • Location: Sefton Golf Club
  • Shotgun start is at 8am
  • $7.50 per golfer
  • Cost includes 18 holes, lunch and light refreshments
  • For more information, or to book, call Sefton Golf Course on 9743 9436
  • Limited spaces available

Sunday 8 April - 2-4pm

Bankstown Sports Club Seniors Concert

  • Location: Bankstown Sports Club
  • Doors open 1pm
  • Tickets $2 (includes refreshments)
  • Available from Bankstown and Campsie Customer Service Centres
  • On sale from 15 March

Monday 9 April - 10am-12pm

Talks by Department of Human Services: Managing your Money​

  • Location: Greenacre Library & Knowledge Centre
  • Free, bookings essential call 97079744
  • Morning tea provided

Monday 9 April - 2-3.30pm

Cupcake decorating

Learn the tips and tricks of cupcake making in this fun and interactive workshop.​​

  • Location: Lakemba Library and Knowledge Centre
  • Bookings essential, in person or call 9789 9419

Monday 9 April - 10am-noon

Express yourself: Indigenous painting workshop

Learn about Indigenous painting and create your own masterpiece!​​

  • Location: Canterbury Earlwood Caring Association
  • Free
  • Booking essential, call 9707 9464
  • Limit of 20 places
  • Light morning tea provided

Monday 9 April - 8.30am

Roger Bowman Tennis Centre Seniors Festival Tennis Day

8.30am – registration
9am – social games start
12.30pm – coaching clinic

  • ​Location: Roger Bowman Tennis Centre
  • Cost $5 (includes morning tea and lunch – pay on the day)
  • Bookings essential contact Elijah: phone 02 9707 9236 or email elijah.chan@cbcity.nsw.gov.au  

Tuesday 10 April - 9.30-11am

Health and Sports Session

Tour the Morris Iemma Indoor Sports Centre, enjoy a game of badminton and indoor bowls and speak to a health professional about exercise and diet.​

  • Location: Morris Iemma Indoor Sports Centre
  • Refreshments included

Tuesday 10, Wednesday 11 and Thursday 12 April - 8am-4pm

Coach trips to Berry - BOOKED OUT

Enjoy morning tea at Stanwell Park Beach Reserve, visit an Alpaca Farm and have lunch and do some shopping in picturesque Berry.​

  • Pick up from Bankstown and Campsie
  • Pickups from Bankstown and Campsie
  • Includes morning tea and lunch
  • Spaces are limited
  • Tickets $20 - On sale from 15 March at Bankstown and Campsie Customer Service Centres

Tuesday 10 April - 10.30-11.30am

Zumba

  • Location: Morris Iemma Indoor Sports Centre
  • Free
  • Light morning tea provided

Tuesday 10 April - 10am-noon

Movie Mornings at the Library: Sully

The story of Chesley Sullenberger, an American pilot who became a hero after landing his damaged plane on the Hudson River in order to save the flight's passengers and crew.​

  • Location: Bankstown Library and Knowledge Centre
  • Run time: 1hr 36min. Rated M.
  • Cost: $4
  • Bookings essential – in person or by phone on 9707 9708

Tuesday 10 April - 10.30-11.30am

Zumba

Tuesday 10 April - 10.30am-12.30pm

Flower arranging demonstration

A demonstration of creative flower arranging, with professional tips on getting the most from your flowers.​

  • Location: Campsie Library and Knowledge Centre
  • Bookings essential – in person or by phone on 9789 9424

Wednesday 11 April - Noon-12.45pm

Gentle Aqua​

  • Location: Roselands Leisure and Aquatic Centre
  • Free

Thursday 12 April - 8.30-11am

Seniors Salt Pan Creek Boardwalk tour - BOOKED OUT​

Enjoy a free guided    tour of Salt Pan Creek, which is a haven for birds and other wildlife, including echidnas, and spectacular river views.​

Thursday 12 April - 10-11am

NRMA Years Ahead Driver Program

Designed to help experienced drivers remain safe, mobile and independent on the road.​

  • ​Location: Bankstown Library and Knowledge Centre
  • Free
  • Bookings essential – by phone 9707 9708 or in person

Thursday 12 April - 10am-1pm

LINKS – Computer training for seniors

Intergenerational internet and email training for seniors with high school students.​

  • Location: Campsie Library and Knowledge Centre
  • Limit of 10 places.
  • Bookings essential – in person or call 9789 9424

Thursday 12 April - 10am-noon

Cooking demonstration: healthy eating

  • Location: Ashbury Senior Citizens Centre
  • Free
  • Bookings essential, call 9707 9464
  • Limited spaces

Friday 13 April - 10.30-11.30am

Tai Chi

  • Location: Morris Iemma Indoor Sports Centre
  • Free
  • Light morning tea provided

Friday 13 April - 10.30-11.30am

Let’s Play Bridge

Learn the basics of Bridge with a short lesson and demonstration.​​

  • Location: Earlwood Library and Knowledge Centre
  • Bookings essential – in person or call 9789 9417

Friday 13 April - 10am-noon

Aboriginal Elders meet and greet

Decorate a ceramic sculpture while chatting to some of our local senior Aboriginal artists.​​

  • Location: Bankstown Arts Centre
  • Light refreshments will be provided
  • Online bookings essential, go to cb.city/artscentreevents

Saturday 14 April - 7-9am

Breakfast with the birds - BOOKED OUT

Enjoy a free guided tour, with an expert birdwatcher.​​

Friday 13 - Sunday 22 April  - ​Various

The Little Mermaid – The Musical

A musical based on one of Hans Christian Andersen's most beloved stories, The Little Mermaid is a hauntingly beautiful love story for the ages.​​

  • Location: The Bryan Brown Theatre
  • Concession (senior or pensions card holders, fulltime students – ID required) $37.50
  • More info: www.bryanbrowntheatre.com.au

​Monday 16 April - 10am-12pm

Talks by Department of Human Services: Estate Planning​

  • Location: Greenacre Library & Knowledge Centre
  • Free, bookings essential call 97079744
  • Morning tea provided​

Monday 16 April - 2-3.30pm

Cupcake decorating

Learn the tips and tricks of cupcake making in this fun and interactive workshop.​

  • Location: Campsie Library and Knowledge Centre
  • Bookings essential – in person or call 9789 9424

Thursday 19 April - 9am-noon

Active Canterbury-Bankstown‘s Seniors Social Bowls

A health information session, followed by morning tea and social bowls.​​

  • Location: EBP Sports Club, Earlwood
  • Bookings essential

Monday 23 April - 10am-12pm

​Talks by Department of Human Services  
Protecting your Assets

  • Location: Greenacre Library & Knowledge Centre 
  • Free, bookings essential call 97079744
  • Morning tea provided​