NSW Seniors Festival 2018

NSW Seniors Festival runs from Wednesday, 4 April to Sunday, 15 April 2018 with a theme of ‘Let's do more together’. Hundreds of events will be taking place across NSW and the program of events is now available online at https://seniorsfestival.nsw.gov.au/home

The Hawkesbury will host plenty of events for Seniors during the festival, including the many events listed below.

SENIORS FESTIVAL EVENT

Event: SWITCHED ON SENIORS
Date: Tuesday, 3 April
Venue: Panthers North Richmond
Time: Event commences: 10am
Cost: FREE Bookings essential PH: 4573 0695
Host:
Hawkesbury Community Outreach Services Inc.
Contact: Maree Fayne
Details: Free lunch and entertainment. Book a table for your friends!


Event: CONCERT - CELEBRATING THE 40s & 50s
Date: 
Wednesday, 4 April
Venue: Tebbutt Room, Deerubbin Centre, 300 George Street, Windsor
Time: Concert: 10:30am – 11:30am
Refreshments: 11:30 – midday
Cost: FREE Bookings essential PH: 4560 4460
Host:
Hawkesbury Library Service
Contact: Sonia Ward
Details: Musician, Neil McKenzie, will take you back to the 40s and 50s with some classic songs from that era that will make you want to sing along. Stay for light refreshments afterwards.


Event: PREMIERS GALA CONCERT FOR SENIORS + 2018 NSW SENIORS FESTIVAL EXPO
Venue:
ICC Theatre Darling Harbour
Date: Thursday, 5 April
Time: Bus departs Richmond Club 8:30am, returns approx. 4pm
Cost: Free
Host: Richmond Club
Contact: Reception 4578 1144
Details: Free for Richmond Club members. Seniors card/ID required at venues. Bookings essential, with bookings opening at 9am on 1 April at club reception. Seats limited. Bring a packed lunch or purchase at venues.

The Premier's Gala Concert

The concert is a popular free event for seniors, produced by the NSW Government held during NSW Seniors Festival, which runs April 4-15.
For 35 years, the Premier's Gala Concerts have been delivering high-quality, free Australian variety concerts, featuring Australia's best and upcoming musical theatre and recording artists.

2018 NSW Seniors Festival Expo

It’s right next door to the Premier’s Gala Concert so you can enjoy both occasions on the same day.
The Expo will give you a glimpse into the latest trends and innovations in wellness, health, lifestyle, technology, education, travel and more. With over 50 exhibitors on the day, there’ll be plenty of giveaways, great show bargains and interactive sessions to inform and inspire you.
A NSW Seniors Card or another form of identification is a requirement of entry to the Expo.


Event: FAMILY HISTORY CLASS
Date: 
Thursday, 5 April
Venue: Hawkesbury Central Library, 300 George Street, Windsor
Time: 10am – 11:30am
Cost: FREE Bookings essential PH: 4560 4460
Host:
Hawkesbury Library Service
Contact: Michelle Nichols
Details: Start tracing your family tree at this genealogy workshop for beginners.


Event: MOVIE MATINEE – THAT’S ENTERTAINMENT
Date: 
Friday, 6 April
Venue: Tebbutt Room, Deerubbin Centre, 300 George Street, Windsor
Time: 2pm – 4pm
Cost: FREE Bookings essential PH: 4560 4460
Host:
Hawkesbury Library Service
Contact: Sonia Ward
Details: This film is a compilation of excerpts from MGMs best musicals. The highlights are linked together with commentary from some of MGMs famous stars including Gene Kelly, Fred Astaire and Bing Crosby


Event: HAWKESBURY CANCER SUPPORT GROUP BUS TRIP
Venue:
Blue Mountains Botanical Gardens, Bilpin
Time: 9:30am – 2:30pm Tuesday, 10 April
Cost: Free for members $35 for non-members
Host: Hawkesbury Cancer Support Network
Contact: Brenda Harrold Ph: 0417400589
Details: Bus Trip for cancer survivors, carers and friends visit to gardens and lunch


Event: FREE SAUSAGE SIZZLE AND BLOOD PRESSURE TESTING
Venue:
Hawkesbury Oasis, Church Street and Drummond Street, South Windsor
Time: 1pm – 2pm Tuesday, 10 April
Cost: Free entry
Host: YMCA Hawkesbury Oasis
Contact: YMCA Hawkesbury Oasis 4587 8900 or admin.hawkesbury@ymcansw.org.au
Details: Eligible seniors can also claim one week's free access but it must be claimed during Senior’s Week April 4-15 free access form available at Hawkesbury Oasis and at www.ymcansw.org.au/promotion/seniorsfestival


Event: MAGIC SHOW AND LUNCH
Venue:
North Richmond Panthers
Time: Tuesday, 10April, 10:30am
Cost: $30
Host: Peppercorn Services Inc.
Contact: Anne Birchall, CSO Community Wellbeing, 4504 7055
Details: Magic show and 2 course meal. 10:30am – 1:30pm
Bookings close 30 March (unless sold out prior)


Event: CURATOR’S TALK AND MORNING TEA
EXHIBITION - NOSTALGIA: IT’S NOT WHAT IT USED TO BE (6 April – 20 May)
Date: 
Wednesday, 11 April
Venue: Hawkesbury Regional Gallery, 300 George Street, Windsor
Time: 10am – 11:30am
Cost: FREE Bookings essential PH: 4560 4441
Host:
Hawkesbury Regional Gallery
Contact: Kath von Witt
Details: Come along to morning tea with the Curator to discuss the exhibition and share your thoughts about the ‘good old days’


Event: MORNING TEA & MUSIC, AND HIGH TEA STYLE LUNCH
Venue:
Hawkesbury Leisure Centre
Time: Thursday, 12 April – Morning Tea & Music at 10:30am; Lunch at midday
Cost: $10
Host: Peppercorn Services Inc.
Contact: Anne Birchall, CSO Community Wellbeing, 4504 7055
Details: Morning Tea and Lunch midday
Bookings close Friday, 30 March (unless sold out prior)


Event: OLD TIME DANCE LESSON
Date: 
Thursday, 12 April
Venue: Stan Stevens Studio, Deerubbin Centre, 300 George Street, Windsor
Time: 2pm - 3pm
Cost: FREE Bookings essential PH: 4560 4460
Host:
Hawkesbury Library Service
Contact: Sonia Ward
Details: Mike Watson will teach you (or help you remember) the steps of popular old time dances such as waltz and foxtrot.


Event: THE POPPY PROJECT - LAUNCH
Date: 
Friday, 13 April
Venue: Hawkesbury Central Library, 300 George Street, Windsor
Time: 10am – midday
Cost: FREE – no bookings required.
Host: Hawkesbury Library Service
Contact: Sonia Ward PH: 4560 4460 for details
Details:
Be part of this project that aims to make 2,000 poppies for an installation to commemorate the WWI Armistice Day centenary.
BYO needles, crochet hooks and wool. Patterns provided.


Event: FREE SAUSAGE SIZZLE AND BLOOD PRESSURE TESTING
Venue:
Hawkesbury Oasis, Church Street and Drummond Street, South Windsor
Time: 1pm – 2pm Friday, 13 April
Cost: Free entry
Host: YMCA Hawkesbury Oasis
Contact: YMCA Hawkesbury Oasis 4587 8900 or admin.hawkesbury@ymcansw.org.au
Details: Eligible seniors can also claim one week's free access but it must be claimed during Senior’s Week April 4-15 free access form available at Hawkesbury Oasis and at www.ymcansw.org.au/promotion/seniorsfestival


Event: TECH SAVVY FOR SENIORS – INTRODUCTION TO TABLETS
Date:
Thursday, 19 April
Venue: Hawkesbury Central Library, 300 George Street, Windsor
Time: 10am – midday
Cost: FREE Bookings essential PH: 4560 4460
Host:
Hawkesbury Library Service
Contact: Sonia Ward
Details: Gain skills in using a tablet. BYO devices essential.


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