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Emu Island – Modernism in Place
20 Aug 2017
Emu Island – Modernism in Place
Celebrating 75 years of Modernist art and living at its Emu Plains site, Penrith Regional Gallery & The Lewers Bequest presents a suite of exhibitions and associated programs titled Emu Island – Modernism in Place that will be open to the public from 26 August until 19 November 2017. 
Three Sides of Love and Death
20 Aug 2017
Three Sides of Love and Death
Sydney World Music Chamber Orchestra - a Chamber Orchestra like no other. 
Ballet Under the Stars 2017
18 Aug 2017
Ballet Under the Stars 2017
Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith joined Don Harwin MLC, Minister for the Arts to launch The Australian Ballet's outdoor community program, Ballet Under the Stars. 
Grug and the Rainbow
16 Aug 2017
Grug and the Rainbow
A joyous experience for the littlest kids and their adults

The classic Aussie hero Grug - the little Burrawang treetop that could - is back from the bush to enchant a new generation of youngsters. 
Haydn, Mozart & Friends: Australian Brandenburg Orchestra
13 Aug 2017
Haydn, Mozart & Friends: Australian Brandenburg Orchestra
There will be music in the air this Spring when the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra arrives in Penrith. 
FREE Child Car Seat Recycling Trial
12 Aug 2017
FREE Child Car Seat Recycling Trial
Are you curious about what to do with old, damaged or unused child car seats? Now you can take part in a child car seat recycling trial scheme! It is estimated that over 200,000 seats are disposed of each year in Australia and over 90% of the seat itself can be recycled. 
New Parking Spaces Open at Penrith Station
9 Aug 2017
New Parking Spaces Open at Penrith Station
Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith welcomed the creation of more than 450 new car spaces for customers at Penrith Station at the official opening of the upgraded commuter car park, on Friday 4th August 2017. 
Beauty and the Beast - The Musical
8 Aug 2017
Beauty and the Beast - The Musical
Richmond Players celebrates its 65th Anniversary this year. They have teamed up in collaboration with Richmond High School to bring something truly magical to the community. They are presenting, Walt Disney's Beauty and the Beast - The Musical. 
Penrith Youth Orchestra - Applications Close 21 August 2017
7 Aug 2017
Penrith Youth Orchestra - Applications Close 21 August 2017
A fantastic opportunity for talented young wind, brass or percussion instrument players in and around Penrith!

Applications for Penrith’s first ever Youth Orchestra are open and close on 21 August 2017. 
Kidsafe NSW Child Car Restraint Accredited Training
6 Aug 2017
Kidsafe NSW Child Car Restraint Accredited Training
Kidsafe NSW are pleased to announce that they now offer child restraint training that will provide participants with the knowledge and skills to select, adjust and install suitable child car restraints for transporting children in their care. 
Get Ready to “Return and Earn”
5 Aug 2017
Get Ready to “Return and Earn”
Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith has welcomed the appointment of Exchange for Change and TOMRA-Cleanaway to head NSW’s “Return and Earn” 10-cent Container Deposit Scheme due to roll out in December. 
Australians All Let Us Rejoice for the Return of The Wharf Revue
5 Aug 2017
Australians All Let Us Rejoice for the Return of The Wharf Revue
Holding the balance of laughter.

That’s right- they’re back, as razor sharp and hilarious as ever – and the first Sydney shows are in Penrith!
 
Glamping Comes to Lake Lyell
1 Aug 2017
Glamping Comes to Lake Lyell
Gypset Glamping is transforming an exclusive section of Lake Lyell into a one of a kind popup glamping hotel. Experience the serenity of Lake Lyell in never before used section of the incredible Lake located in the Blue Mountains, only 2 hours from Sydney! 
Stronger Communities Grants Opening
27 Jul 2017
Stronger Communities Grants Opening
Federal Member for Macquarie, Susan Templeman, has opened applications to community organisations and local governments for grants of up to $20,000. 
The Great Smartphone Debate: Is Your Child Ready for a Mobile?
25 Jul 2017
The Great Smartphone Debate: Is Your Child Ready for a Mobile?
It seems as though kids are getting their first mobile phones earlier and earlier these days, some even during preschool *. But no two kids are the same and although some youngsters may own their own smartphone before the age of 10, others aren’t getting theirs till they’re well into their teens. 
The Penrith Community Kitchen Needs Your Help
24 Jul 2017
The Penrith Community Kitchen Needs Your Help
The Penrith Community kitchen feeds approximately 500-800 people each week in the local Penrith kitchen at the back of the PCYC hall, giving any underprivileged or homeless person a home cooked hot lunch and perhaps a takeaway meal. 
Penrith Community Recycling Centre Opens
23 Jul 2017
Penrith Community Recycling Centre Opens
Member of the Legislative Council Shayne Mallard MLC officially opened the Penrith Community Recycling Centre as part of the Government's 'Waste Less, Recycle More’ initiative on the 20th of July. 
New Hillbilly Cider Shed Just Apples
12 Jul 2017
New Hillbilly Cider Shed Just Apples
Hillbillies at heart can escape the big smoke and experience nature for real at the newly opened Hillbilly Cider Shed in the heart of Bilpin apple country. 
Once in a Life Time Experience:  Sit on Stage with the Performer at The Joan
2 Jul 2017
Once in a Life Time Experience: Sit on Stage with the Performer at The Joan
The Summit – Richard Bonynge Fine Music Series – is the pinnacle of fine music at The Joan. This July be sure not to miss Andrey Gugnin, the winner of the prestigious Sydney International Piano Competition. 
Are You Up For The Challenge to Go Plastic Free this July?
1 Jul 2017
Are You Up For The Challenge to Go Plastic Free this July?
Australians produce vast amounts of landfil every year by purchasing products packaged in plastic when there are alternatives available that are kinder to the earth. Almost every piece of plastic ever produced is still around, and can take hundreds of years to degrade. By making some simple changes, we can make a difference. 
Tax Tips to Help you Save Time and Money this EOFY
1 Jul 2017
Tax Tips to Help you Save Time and Money this EOFY
The end of financial year has slowly crept up on us, conjuring up a mixture of panic, dread and disinterest for the tedious tax task ahead. But sorting your finances and preparing your tax return can also bring many business owners and individuals excitement for a clean slate and a fresh start, plus maybe a little tax return! 
Carnality, Cruelty and Corsets Thérèse Raquin
29 Jun 2017
Carnality, Cruelty and Corsets Thérèse Raquin
Adapted from the Emile Zola novel by Gary Abrahams. A Dirty Pretty Theatre & Critical Stages Production.

An unhappy wife. A self-centred husband. A passionate affair that sparks a desperate desire to end the marriage. What sounds like a modern day melodrama is in fact an adaption of French writer Emile Zola’s 1873 gothic thriller Thérèse Raquin. The situations in the play are indeed timeless.
 
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