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Lower Mountains Edition Issue 56 June 2011

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Leonay, Glenbrook Athletes Excel in North Face 100

Liudmila Abramova sweeps Easter Show Awards

4 Medals, 10 Certificates for Works of Excellence and 6 Ribbons were awarded to the talented Moscow born and now local, Liudmila Abramova. Liudemila is a member of The Brook in Glenbrook and will have her works on display at The Brook throughout June. Educated in Moscow and moving to Australia in 1999, Liudmila, or Lucy as she is affectionately know by her friends, has been an Australian citizen since 2002. Liudmila has bought with her a multitude of talents in many different craft works including but not limited to spinning, dying, felting and embroidery. “My passions are Australian Wool and Art Textile and all its styles and variations” said Liudemila continued p3

Nearly 750 athletes traversed the valleys and ridges of Blue Mountains National Park on May 14th in the biggest 100Km footrace in the country, the North Face 100. Starting and finishing at Leura’s Fairmont Resort, Warrimoo’s Andrew Lee was defending his title and course record from last year, against a collection of sponsored foreign athletes and determined locals who had their eye set on the prize. In March this year Lee won the equally prestigious Six Foot Track Marathon so was clearly still a man to beat. Spanish runner Kilian Jornet- record holder in Europe’s brutal Mont Blanc 160km run- followed Lee from the start and they passed the first checkpoint at 18km at under course record pace. From there the fast pace took its toll and Lee started to fade from contention, while Jornet pressed on with Frenchman Francois D’Haene and South African

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Ryan Sandes. Melbourne’s Damon Goerke, Sydney’s Brendan Davies (second behind Lee at Six Foot Track this year) and Leura’s Mick Donges passed the slowing defending champion and set about pursuing the leaders through the Megalong and Jamison Valleys. In fading light and temperatures, spectators at the finish line saw one white clad runner approaching shortly after 4pm. continued page 3

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Watkin Tench Luncheon

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Community Groups Glenbrook/Brooklands Chamber of Commerce 4739 3447 Rotary Club Lower Blue Mountains 0419 725 302 Emu Plains Lions Club 4735 5120 Emu Plains Scouts 0422 477 247 Glenbrook Girl Guides 4739 6087 Emu Community Centre 4735 2323 Lower Mountains Neighbourhood Centre 4739 1164 Sitters Club 4733 1179 Nepean Probus 4782 5593 Soroptimist International 4735 1412 Glenbrook Toastmasters 0408 692 770 Nepean VIEW Club 0410 553 272

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The 27th June 1789 is the date Captain Watkin Tench and his party first sighted the Nepean River. Each year the Nepean District Historical Society holds a luncheon on or close to this date to mark the event. This year’s luncheon is being held at Vicary’s Winery, Luddenham, on Saturday 18th June at 12 noon. The luncheon will be honoring the contribution made by Life Member Brenda Nichol to the NDHS. Russell Davies who will speak on ‘First free settlers over the river.’ Jean Stephens will give a tribute to Brenda Nichol, and Craig Werner, President of the NDHS, will speak on The Importance of Watkin Tench and the Acknowledgement of Country will be given by Bob Moynahan, Senior Vice President. For the two course meal the cost is $25.00 per person and $23 for pensioners. Drinks are not included. If you would like to go please RSVP by the 5th June to Beth Moore, 02 4735 1734.

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Sports Clubs Junior AFL 0412 579 061 Cricket Club 0418 209 105 Hockey 0419 226 698 Junior Rugby Union 4736 3912 Junior Rugby League 0437 711 716 Rugby League 4736 3912 Emu Plains Little Athletics 0425 348 858 Glenbrook Little Athletics 0438 357 478 Netball 0419 357 165 Soccer 0416 117 858 Swimming (Nepean) 0416 311 453 Emu Heights Self Defence 0422 648 206 Penrith Panthers BMX 0407 497 606 Glenbrook Tennis Club 0413 910762 2

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Leonay, Glenbrook Athletes Excel in North Face 100

continued from p1 Kilian Jornet shattered the old course record of 9 hours 54 minutes with a time of 9.19, followed by fellow internationals D’Haene (9.24) and Sandes (9.55), and then followed by Goerke, Davies and Donges. Canberra’s Julie Quinn broke her own female course record with an 11.39.07, overtaking American Nerea Martinez in the last kilometre. Lower mountains runners, Glenbrook’s Paul Robertson and Leonay’s Shane Simpson, aquitted themsevles well in a talented field. Shane improved his time from last year by nearly an hour, whilst adventure racer Paul finished his debut 100km run just two seconds behind Shane, both in the top 50. The last of 502 solo and 86 relay finishers drifted in around 10.30 the next morning just as the awards ceremony was getting underway, knowing they had 52 weeks of training to improve before next year’s race is held. Local Blue Mountains runners included: 6th Mick Donges 10h31m24s Leura 16th Ewan Horsburgh 11h34m39s Katoomba 43rd Andrew Lee 12h53m25s Warrimoo 45th Shane Simpson 12h54m49s Leonay

Liudmila Sweeps Easter Awards

46th Paul Robertson 12h54m51s Glenbrook 57th (1st Over 50) John Glen 13h16m06s Leura 95th Rob Phillpott 13h56m25s Sun Valley 143rd Peter Linnegar 15h04m02s Valley Heights 152nd (2nd Female Over 50) Anne Mackie 15h11m13s Bullaburra 157th (6th Over 50) Ian Sargent 15h12m21s Springwood

Above: Glenbrook’s Paul Robertson is all smiles, 37km into his debut 100km run. Photo: Rod Cutler

Below: Liudmila’s impressive awards displayed. Photo: The Brook

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“Modern accessories including stylish hats, making of creative toys, modern indoor/outdoor powertex sculptures and many more interest me” While this is not the first time Liudmila has been decorated for her impressive works - this is by far a huge amount of awards to be decorated with in any one display.

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Who Can Practice Yoga?

Yoga is for the young and the not so young. Everybody can practice yoga in some form.Classes are tailored for Children, Men and Women. This

month I would like to give parents some information about the potential benefits of Yoga classes for children.

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U3A Nepean Blue Mountains is an over 50’s group who conduct courses on many topics including: Languages, Arts & Crafts, Computing, Tai Chi, Yoga, Chess, Embroidery & patchwork and more. There are over 90 courses of offer with over 80 volunteer tutors. There is a modest joining fee of $30 per year and this

In a Kid’s Yoga class the children are taught yoga postures, breathing techniques and relaxation in a safe, loving and nurturing environment. Along with this, children will be immersed in the magical world of yoga, where they will have fun, learn, laugh, dance and sing, helping them to express and gain confidence in themselves. Yoga can also help children with learning disabilities and hyperactivity. Yoga helps to balance the two hemispheres of the brain, and develop a calm and focused mind. Last year I observed a Kid’s yoga class conducted by Jodie McNamara and at the end of the year they showed great improvement in their posture, flexibility, balance, coordination and ability to relax and most certainly had a wonderfully happy time. This group were aged from 6yrs to 10 yrs. For teenagers the practice of yoga helps their school studies with the aid of relaxation techniques and improves their self esteem. As with yoga for younger children, the teenager learns breath awareness, increases balance, flexibility, strength and a sense of wellbeing with the practice. Next month years.





entitles you to attend as many courses as you wish and you can repeat courses if you wish also. There are no additional fees. The first age is childhood and youth. The second age is that period of our lives when we earn a living, buy a house, raise a family and generally establish who we are. The third age begins when most of our work and many of our responsibilities are

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behind us, allowing us to pursue new interests and activities. From the U3A point-of-view it starts with our fiftieth birthday. DON’T BE PUT OFF BY THE NAME: The University of the Third Age is not a university at all in any conventional sense. It is groups of people pursuing shared interests under the guidance of a tutor who may well learn as much as s/he imparts. Subjects can be academic, general interest or hobbies. There are no exams and no homework. In the Nepean-Blue Mountains chapter there are currently more than ninety courses on offer. You can learn a language, paint a picture, study science or astronomy, try your hand at cake decorating, and learn basic computing. There are courses in photography, a scrabble group, and a Friday afternoon slot where you can hone your chess skills. On the physical side, there are walking groups and dance classes. U3A has something for everyone. To find out more - visit U3A at 3 Castlereagh St, Penrith or phone 4722 3405 for a brochure and more details. 4

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Green Thumbs Wanted!

The Lower Blue Mountains Garden Club meets the 2nd Thursday of the month in the Sassafras Room at the Springwood Sports Club in Macquarie Road commencing at 10am and all new members and visitors are very welcome. Contact Rosemary on 47514797. The club takes in members from Penrith area, Emu Plains and Glenbrook and hosts interesting guest speakers from as far away as Oberon who give wonderful gardening information. There are day trips arranges semi regularly and the club welcomes anyone who would like to come along and join in. Morning tea is available at a small cost. Plant stalls are often held and plants are available at a very reasonable cost.

Shh!! Blue Mountains Underground Supper Club Following one of the hottest dining trends in Europe and the USA, some dedicated local Slow Foodies have created the Blue Mountains Underground Supper Club. Underground Supper Clubs are held in the homes of people who have a desire to prepare, cook and share food with others on an occasional and ‘spontaneous’ basis. Some of the best known internationally include The Shy Chef in Berlin and Homeslice West in New York City. If you’d like to be included on the list of the local Blue Mountains Underground Supper club, email sfbm@ and indicate if you would like to offer your home or wish to attend any of these. Rumour has it there are at least two underground supper clubs already, including a ‘ZORBA’ with optional plate-throwing and Greek dancing.

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SoulEssences, home based business of Suzanne Pearn. Searching out natural therapies was born out of a necessity to change my life. 17 years ago I was quite ill & found that mainstream medicine was not helping. I delved into many natural therapies where I found Aromatherapy was of real benefit. I embarked on an aromatic journey attending courses & doing extensive research on the use of essential oils & their healing properties. I started incorporating essential oils into my daily life by making natural personal body care products for myself & family. Apart from being an enjoyable experience I actually benefited from their natural healing properties. Soon friends were requesting individually crafted natural products & suggested I start my own business. In May 1996 I started SoulEssence Essentials which is a home based business specialising in personally made products enhanced with 100% pure aromatherapy grade essential oils, natural clay & dried herbs. Over the years I have made products for beauty salons, gift shops, bed & breakfasts, conferences & overseas customers. On a day to day basis I especially enjoy blending all the ingredients & creating new products. The beauty of using essential oils is that they may be made into sprays, moisturisers, balms, and roll-ons, that are easily carried with you. They may be of help to alleviate the symptoms of common ailments such as headaches, stress, travel sickness, mental fatigue, depression, grief. They are truly a precious gift from nature.

Permaculture – Where to start?

By Pat Rayner, BM Permaculture Do nothing. Look. Observation “is a very good place to start.� After rainfall do you have boggy patches? Does water run and pool in parts of your land or does it run under your house or straight off your land? This is all helpful information that can be used to advantage. A boggy patch is a potential place for plants that like wet feet. Plantings can be used to slow the water down and allow it to soak in. At my place a front garden of native plants absorbs all the water run

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off from the road so under my house is always dry. Notice the path of the winter sun? Are there warm sunny spots, sun traps where greens can be grown all winter? What area gets at least 6 hours of sun a day, important for growing vegetables. Look where the frost forms. This is useful for where to place plants that require a high chill factor and also where not to place frost sensitive plants.Where does the wind come from? Do you have areas protected from the wind or need to create wind protection? The more knowledge I have about

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what is happening on my bit of land, no matter how big or small, the more I am able to use this information to advantage. So start by looking at the weather patterns, how dry or wet the soil is, and take note of these observations so when spring comes and you are ready to plant you will be well prepared. Practical information can be found on Permaculture websites. Joining working bees is also a good place to learn practical skills and see what other people are doing, see www.


Nature Track, Wentworth Falls Need an adventurous trek for you and your kids? A walk along the Nature Track at Wentworth Falls is great for budding botanists, perfect for photographers, worthwhile for writers and terrific for tourists!. Allow about 2 hours to walk the 3.1 kilometres, and be mindful that there are lots of steps up at the end, which is located at the Conservation Hut at the end of Fletcher St Wentworth Falls. It is a good idea to car-pool, and leave some transport at the Conservation Hut and start the walk at West Street, Wentworth Falls.. Take a snack and some water with you, and some warm waterproof clothing just in case! From the West Street track-head the open forest of the plateau soon opens out to a huge, thick green carpet of ferns and swamp… the water from these swamps will be a feature for the entire walk. Below the ferns a short detour onto the top of Edinburgh Castle Rock shows the route the track follows along Valley of the Waters Creek. Back on track, and the walk descends to Asmodeus Pool, where stepping stones across the creek lead around a bend to reveal the entrance to Empress Canyon. You need wetsuits and abseiling gear to continue that way! The swamps above are constantly feeding clear clean water into this creek, water that continues to carve a deep canyon into the landscape. Cross the creek again, and continue to Lilians Bridge (but don’t cross it!) and follow mossy edged path. Now you are in rainforest, and soon the sound of water falling at Isobel Falls marks the end of the Nature Track. A picnic table and a plaque here reminds us of Isobel Kendall Bowden OAM (1908-1986). Miss Bowden was awarded an OAM for services to conservation and botany in the Blue Mountains community. Her diaries journals, botanical notes and drawings are preserved in Springwood and Mitchell Libraries. From the picnic table and plaque you can begin the ascent! The Valley of the Waters Track goes up the steep gorge, remember to take your time and investigate Queen Victoria Lookout for exceptional views of Jamison Valley and beyond. The Conservation Hut marks the end of the walk. A booklet on this walk is available from the “Hut” or call into the NPWS Blue Mountains Heritage Centre, end of Govetts Leap Road, Blackheath (T 02 4787 8877) . For more information on your national parks, visit www.

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Peter Pan to Rock the Mountains The Brook Community Theatre is in full rehearsal mode on Saturday Afternoon as they prepare for their newest production of ‘Peter Pan’, opening in the July school holidays. Swords are striking and costumes are being sewn as the theatre gets ready to revisit the classic last performed by the Brook in 2004. ‘Peter Pan’ is an old English tale by JM Barrie about the boy who never wants to grow up. The play’s director, Leila Wedd, has recruited local school children to play all the main roles. A few of the actors in adult roles for this 2011 performance originally played child roles in the last production of the play; the 2004 ‘Peter Pan’ gave them their first ever roles with the Brook and they are still proud and active members today. As well as a great opportunity for local youth to try their hand at acting, this play is also a first for a few local adults. The one and only Ben Roorda is featured as the infamous Captain Hook, and singer Brian Nichol from rock band The Radiators will be mak-


ing his acting debut as a pirate in the matinee performances only. Since the Brook opened in 1987 they have been focusing on bringing together local talent – often previously undiscovered – in high standard amateur productions. As well as full scale pantomimes such as Peter Pan, they also hold radio plays, drama classes and play readings, all in the Mid Mountains area. There are still opportunities to be involved with ‘Peter Pan’, even if you have never been involved with a theatre before; visit to find out more. Peter Pan by JM Barrie, directed by Leila Wedd Matinees: 3pm, 9th and 16th July Evenings: 7pm, 8th, 9th, 15th and 16th July Hazelbrook Public School Hall, Hazelbrook

H.E.L.P for the Heart Throughout June, volunteer clinical hypnotherapists will offer two free consultations to people recovering from a cardiac event. The offer is part of a project run by Hypnotherapists Enhancing Life for People (HELP), an

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Australia-wide, non-profit community service aimed at assisting people in need. There is a growing body of empirical evidence in Australia and overseas that mind-body interventions, such as hypnotherapy, are effective in restructuring behaviours and reducing stress, blood pressure, heart rate reactivity, and resting heart rate. In 2004-05, 18 per cent (approximately 3.5 million) of the Australian population had a long-term cardiovascular condition, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics. In future, HELP projects will be aimed at assisting other specific groups of people, such as final-year high school students, cardiac rehabilitation patients and irritable bowel syndrome patients to name a few. Most of these projects will be running for one month and everyone is welcome to the services they provide through the volunteer clinical hypnotherapists. For more information visit http//www. or contact Katoomba HELP volunteer and Clinical Hypnotherapist James WarringtonMercer on 4782 5557 or 0414 860 420.

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Organic Soil Conditioning Liquid Fertilisation & Greening Soil Moisture Retainers (Wetters) Lawn Insect Pest Control Grass & Broadleaf Weed Control Lawn Disease Monitoring & Treatment Fabian Gemin 0401 701 322 •


Gordons Mowing & Slashing 0421 757 944 FREE QUOTE - Same Day Response Fully Insured

• Lawn Mowing • Hedging • Annual Maintenance Service • Weeding • Rubbish Removal • Odd Jobs & Much More



Family Owned Local Business For 18 Years

Enjoy reliable professional service with a smile! Spiders, Ants, Fleas, Cockroaches, Rodents, Wasps & Bees, Bird Lice, Carpet Beetles. Termites Inspections and Treatments. FULLY GUARANTEED WORK

Call Karen on 4733 6753 Dog Grooming Salon and Pet Boutique

- Blocked drains cleared with electric eel - Taps & Toilets no job too small - Hot water services quoted & guaranteed - Water jetter services - Camera inspections Contact Paul on

0405 184 516 PLUMBER



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Call Bob on 0417 262 706 or 4774 0026 (AH)

Pet & Home Care

- No more kennels or catteries! - Act NOW! -



House Paints Automotive Paints


Southern Sun Painting & Decorating

Domestic, Commercial & Industrial Paul Kowalczuk Lic No 191875C Mb: 0408 741 548

All painting work domestic & commercial Fully Licensed & Insured Free Quotes - No Obligation Lic No. 191875C

Lic.No. 225162C

Nicholas McLeod

Melina 0412 971 110 or 4733 2453



Personally tailored pet care & home care solutions to suit you & your pet’s every need.

*Extreme Oven Conditions May Incur An Additional Charge. Loyalty Discounts Can Apply

Professional Colour M atching Available BES T PAINT BES T ADVIC E

LPG, natural gas Hot water systems

open Mon to Fri 9-6 and Sat 9-3.



Lic No 181864C

No call out fee Quote up front

Tel: 4729 3441 Mob: 0432 823 021 Email:

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Unit 39, 38-40 Abel Street, Penrith,

4722 9492.

The Echo (Emu Plains to Blaxland)

24 hour Maintenance on Plumbing & Drainage



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Unit 3/14 Smith Street, Emu Plains


Coochie HydroGreen Lawn Services

108 Russell St, Emu Plains 4735

Special care with older dogs 4735 2558 0427 352 558

Over 30 Years Experience


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Nepean Mountains Dog Grooming Established 1990

Plumber Drainer Gasfitter 24 Hours—7 Days Ba t hro o m Reno v a tio ns Ext ensio ns Ma int e na nc e Blo c ked Dra ins Ho t Wat er Bro ken Pip es

For frie ndly & relia ble se rvice contac t Simon Pa rne ll on 0410 421 573

* Hot water services * Blocked drains * Gas fitting LPG & Natural Gas * Pensioner discounts * Rainwater tanks * 24 hour service * Same day service

Mob. 0431 253 543 email:




4773-9977 Mob 0408 96 95 93 ● We supply all your pool needs ●We recover green pools ●Install & repair solar heating ● Supply and maintain pumps, filters, cleaners ● Clean pools on regular or casual basis

June 2011


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“We treat your pets like our own”

133 Russell St, Emu Plains

on Specials Pumps, Filters, Chlorinators Pumps, Filters, Chlorinators NEW RANGE of & Pool Cleaners Pool Cleaners Whole New Spa Range and much more. Open 7 days SPRING INTO SUMMER

• Mon to Fri: 9am - 5pm SPECIALS!!! • Sat: 9am - 2pm • Sun: 9am -1pm SAVE ON WATER!

• Full service Hospital • Puppy training classes • Cat boarding facilities • House calls available • Catering for all companion animals • Special interest in birds

1 Station Street

25% of profit donated to Premier’s Flood Relief fund

4735 5322


Four Seasons Pool Heating SPECIALISING IN SOLAR

1300 650 806 Factory/Showroom

Unit 2/17 Pullman Place, Emu Plains * New Systems * Insurance Work

Highlander Scrap Metal & Recycling • Fridges • Cookers • Washers • Metal items inc TVs, computers, cables and car batteries

water saving products 4773 9005 (after hours)

4735 SPAS


Scrap Metal Wanted For Recycling

1Come 32 Russell St, Emu Plains in and see the new Business hours: Mon-FriPOOLS 9am-5pm& Sat 9am-2pm




* Service & Repairs * Free Quotes

POOLS & SPAS Graham Stapleton 0419 018 909

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EMU PLAINS 4735 3268





SCRAP METAL REMOVALIST Wepickup&removealltypesofmetalatyourconvenience: • All Scrap Metal • Cars/Car Parts/Batteries • All Whitegoods•All Electrical Appliances•Swing Sets/Bikes etc.

Free Pick-up Anywhere Any Time

VHS/tapes,photographs/slides,memorial tributestoprofessionallyeditedDVDmovies

Ph: 4753 7761

Phone 4721 1937 or 0415 989 421 or 0434 397 211




Washers, Dryers & Dishwashers


• Swimming pool maintenance & inspecNew Roofs, Re-roof, tions Roof Restoration, Repairs, ROOFING Re-ridging, Extensions, Accredited Pink Batt Specialist

License N: 86216C



E&M Tiling

All Wall & Floor Tiling 20+ years experience 4732 4298 or 0418 250 293

Lic No 86216C Supply a nd fit fascia & (New & Old) guttering • New roofs

Phone Greg • Roof repairs & restoration 0418 446 590, 4773 8634 • Supply & fit fascia & guttering • Bonded asbestos removal • Supply & fit insulation License No. 63551C

Licence No. R97930

Shane - 0418 439 992 a/h 4774 2511



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1 800 50 2468 The Echo (Emu Plains to Blaxland)


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2m³- 6m³

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Family Business Est 40 Years



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June 2011


Community Noticeboard Arthritis Foundation Meeting 2nd Wed monthly 9.30am. CWA Hall Tindale St, Penrith Glenbrook Historical Society 3rd Wednesday each month Glenbrook Girl Guide Hut 1.30pm Ph: 4751 3275 PROBUS Glenbrook/Blaxland 3rd Friday each month 10am - 12noon Glenbrook Uniting Church Glenbrook Uniting Church NSW Knitters Guild - Blaxland 3rd Saturday monthly 1.30pm Community Centre - Hope st. Evening VIEW Club 3rd Monday of each month. P: Veronica on 0410 553 272 BM & Pnth Dist Orchid Society 4th Friday of each month 8pm Melrose Hall GWH/Park St, Emu Plains P: Jan 4739 3502 Glenbrook Toastmasters 2nd & 4th Wednesday monthly Glenbrook Guide Hall 7.30pm P: 0408 692 770


Emu Plains Lions Club 1st & 3rd Wednesday of month Leonay Sports & Rec club 7.30pm P: 4736 4408

Sing Australia - Penrith Wednesday Nights 7.30pm P: Doreen 4721 2841 Nepean Valley Physical Culture Wednesdays from 4pm Melrose Hall, Emu Plains E:

Lower Blue Mtns Mens Shed 2nd Tuesday & 4th Saturday 19 Calver Ave, Mt Riverview 9am - 12pm P: 4751 6819 BM Photography Group 2nd & 4th Monday monthly Presbyterian Church Annex Springwood p: 4739 6198

Rose Society (Nepean, Blue Mountains & Hawkesbury Region) 1st Saturday Monthly @ 10am Jamisontown Public School P: Glynis 4735 1730

Playgroup - the Mighty Mights Tuesdays - 10am - 12noon Emu Heights Community Centre P: Vanessa 0414 581 513

Wascoe Siding Miniature Railway 1st Sunday of the month 10am wascoe

Bridge Club Wednesday Nights @ 6.30pm St Finbars Church Hall Glenbrook. p: 4735 6048

Zonta Club of Nepean Valley 1st Tuesday month @ 6.30pm Nepean Shores P: 4739 5696

Playgroup Emu Heights Little Rebels Emu Heights Neighbourhood Centre 9.30am - 11.30am Thursdays P: Louise 0419 611 320 Carpet Bowls Friday 1pm - 4pm St Finbars Church Hall Glenbrook.

The Echo (Emu Plains to Blaxland)

U3A Nepean/Blue Mtns Ongoing Events/Courses P: 4722 3405 Lower Mountains Garden Club 2nd Thursday Monthly 10am P: 4751 4797

June 2011


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