15 June 2017

From the Mayor's Desk

  • Remember to register to enter Council’s 2017 Waste 2 Art Competition by Wednesday, 28 June 2017, 11:59pm. I saw so many great entries last year that I don’t know how the judges can even decide!
    The Competition focuses on the REUSE part of the 3Rs of the waste hierarchy: reuse, reduce, recycle. I’m always amazed at how Primary School students can give waste a new purpose by transforming it into a creative piece of artwork. Through Waste 2 Art, Council hopes to encourage students to reduce, reuse and recycle waste. Please submit your by Tuesday, 25 July 2017.
  • For the younger ones studying the HSC, Hawkesbury Library Service has three great workshops to help students improve their HSC mark - bookings essential for three workshops via www.hawkesburylibrary.eventbrite.com or phone (02) 4560 4460.
    On Monday, 3 July 4pm to 6pm, teacher Kelly Bell will provide feedback and mentoring to students studying Community and Family Studies, in preparation for their exams. Cost $5.
    For students who want to improve marks, prioritise studies, create a study plan, boost memory retention, practice essays and how to study the night before the big exam, go along to the HSC Preparation Workshop presented by Rowan Kunz on Monday, 10 July, 4pm to 6pm. Cost $5.
    Discover tips and tricks to help you get those top marks in English with local English teacher, Bruce Pattinson on Tuesday, 11 July 3:30pm to 5pm. FREE.
    These workshops will be held in the Tebbutt Room, Deerubbin Centre, 300 George Street Windsor. Remember to book!
  • I’ve had many people tell me that our Library has been having some great authors visit this year. Kate Forsyth, an award winning Australian author and leading name in historical fiction, will visit Hawkesbury Central Library on Tuesday, 11 July from 6pm to 7:30pm to talk about her latest novel, Beauty in Thorns. The novel is a tribute to the world of the Pre-Raphaelites and their unconventional bohemian lifestyle which shocked Victorian sensibilities.
    Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing. This is a free event with refreshments included. Bookings are essential via www.hawkesburylibrary.eventbrite.com or call (02) 4560 4460. Hawkesbury Central Library is located at 300 George Street, Windsor.

Mayoral Column

Council is hosting lots of free events for the commemoration of the June 1867 Hawkesbury flood, which is the highest-ever recorded flood in our local history.

The Hawkesbury Regional Museum, 8 Baker Street Windsor, which is open Wednesday to Monday 10am-4pm (closed Tuesdays) will have extended hours until 9pm on Friday, 23 June. Visit our award-wining FLOOD! exhibition that looks at the significant history of flooding in the Hawkesbury-Nepean. It includes archival photography, film from ABC archives and the conserved Howell Mill wheel.

On Friday night, join us at Thompson Square, Windsor from 5pm-9pm, for a commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the 1867 Flood. There will be food stalls, music, storytelling and performers. Get exercise and knowledge by going on a free FLOOD WALKING TOUR with Dr Stephen Yeo, flood specialist with Infrastructure NSW on Friday, 23 June 11am or 2pm or on Saturday 11am. The 90 minutewalks around Windsor commence at the Museum. Dr Yeo will point out flood landmarks and tell stories about the people and places involved in floods. FREE but bookings essential.

You can also RSVP for the FLOOD! CURATOR TOUR on Saturday, 24 June at 1pm and then stay on to hear David King’s talk ‘BOATMEN TO THE RESCUE’ about the history of flood rescue in the Hawkesbury, on Saturday, 24 June at 2pm. Museum events are FREE but bookings essential on www.eventbrite.com.au or call 4560 4655. Visit www.hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au or Hawkesbury Events Facebook for more information

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