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Local Seniors Share Their Stories
22 Nov 2019
Local Seniors Share Their Stories
One hundred seniors, including one local Hawkesbury senior have shared their tales of triumph and tragedy in this year’s edition of Seniors’ Stories Volume 5. 
Summer Art Exhibition: I hope you get this: Raquel Ormella
18 Nov 2019
Summer Art Exhibition: I hope you get this: Raquel Ormella
I hope you get this: Raquel Ormella is the new Summer exhibition featuring at Penrith Regional Gallery from 30 November, bringing together a selection of new and recent work by one of Australia’s leading contemporary artists, Raquel Ormella. 
Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Forum
15 Nov 2019
Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Forum
Wentworth Healthcare are working with Nepean Blue Mountains LHD to develop a five-year implementation plan for Regional Mental Health & Suicide Prevention services in our region. 
Rockpool’s Bavarian Restaurants Give Away 3,400 Chicken Schnitzels Across the Country
14 Nov 2019
Rockpool’s Bavarian Restaurants Give Away 3,400 Chicken Schnitzels Across the Country
Rockpool’s Bavarian restaurants serve up a legendary summer menu
Give away 3,400 chicken schnitzels across the country 
Animal Owners Urged to be Prepared
12 Nov 2019
Animal Owners Urged to be Prepared
Evacuation centres for owners of large animals in the Greater Sydney region have been established in response to today’s “catastrophic” fire danger forecast. 
Closed Parks: Park Closed Due to Extreme Fire Weather
11 Nov 2019
Closed Parks: Park Closed Due to Extreme Fire Weather
Due to the current fire emergency, NPWS will expand closures of national parks and reserves, including tracks, trails, campgrounds and picnic areas across the Central Coast, Hunter, Mid North Coast, North Coast and North West of the State from Monday 11 November 2019 until further notice. 
Digital Licence for NSW Drivers
9 Nov 2019
Digital Licence for NSW Drivers
Stuart Ayres MP,Minister for Jobs, Investment, Tourism and Western Sydney welcomes the announcement that NSW drivers can now go wallet less and use a Digital Driver Licence on their smartphone for proof of identity and proof of age for pubs and clubs, and for roadside police checks, with the technology officially going live. 
Announcing: The 2020 Season at The Joan
5 Nov 2019
Announcing: The 2020 Season at The Joan
18 Fun, Classic and Adventurous live shows celebrating Dance, Comedy, Drama and Classical Music 
Wild Dog and Foxes Targeted in Spring Campaign
3 Nov 2019
Wild Dog and Foxes Targeted in Spring Campaign
Hawkesbury farm manager Chris Shephard has seen firsthand the impact of pest animals, having lost multiple calves to fox attacks over the years. 
Kurrajong Community Urged to Report Feral Pig Sightings
27 Oct 2019
Kurrajong Community Urged to Report Feral Pig Sightings
A FERAL pig captured and removed by authorities in bushland around Kurrajong Heights is believed to have been released into the wild by its former owner. 
Nominations Are Now Open for the 2020 7NEWS Young Achiever Awards
23 Oct 2019
Nominations Are Now Open for the 2020 7NEWS Young Achiever Awards
Nominations close in 2 weeks and we don't want you to miss out! 
Graffiti Removal Day 2019
22 Oct 2019
Graffiti Removal Day 2019
Graffiti vandalism costs New South Wales over $300 million per year. Since Graffiti Removal Day was established in 2012, volunteers have removed 141,000sqm of graffiti, saving our community about $10.40 million. 
The Little Black Dress - Friends of the Gallery and Cavalcade of History and Fashion Presentation
19 Oct 2019
The Little Black Dress - Friends of the Gallery and Cavalcade of History and Fashion Presentation
Every woman must have a Little Black Dress (LBD) which can be worn time and again, to any occasion, just change the accessories. Find out when this essential fashion item originated and see the change in the silhouette over the decades from the late 19th century to today. 
New Sunday Art Workshops for Adults at Penrith Regional Gallery
17 Oct 2019
New Sunday Art Workshops for Adults at Penrith Regional Gallery
Explore and experiment with colour, composition and perspective as you learn the skills and techniques behind drawing and painting in a beautiful garden setting. 
Garage Sale Trail set to Unearth Pre-loved Treasures
16 Oct 2019
Garage Sale Trail set to Unearth Pre-loved Treasures
Garage Sale Trail is happening right across Australia on Saturday 19 & Sunday 20 October 2019. It’s a big weekend encouraging us to put secondhand first and minimise our impact on the planet. 
Child Safety Study
13 Oct 2019
Child Safety Study
Are you planning to buy a car seat? (or perhaps you know someone who is)
Take part in a child safety study and receive $100 back on your car seat! 
Ensemble Offspring and The Joan Present; Bilby’s Bluegum Melodies
10 Oct 2019
Ensemble Offspring and The Joan Present; Bilby’s Bluegum Melodies
New live music show for Toddlers and their Families 
Winmalee Local Awarded Prestigious 2019 BBM Global Industry Scholarship
10 Oct 2019
Winmalee Local Awarded Prestigious 2019 BBM Global Industry Scholarship
Winmalee local and TAFE NSW Richmond horticulture student, Ellen Goodwin has been awarded a 2019 BBM Global Industry Scholarship.

The BBM Global Industry Scholarships are awarded every year and recognise excellence and vision in aspiring industry leaders across trades, agriculture, horticulture and the performing arts. 
Soils and Pastures Project Kicks off in Hawkesbury
4 Oct 2019
Soils and Pastures Project Kicks off in Hawkesbury
MORE than eighty livestock owners, land managers and industry experts got their hands dirty at a pasture sowing demonstration and workshop at the Greater Sydney Demonstration Farm in Richmond recently. 
An Infinite Universe: How big is Space?
1 Oct 2019
An Infinite Universe: How big is Space?
WESTERN SYDNEY UNIVERSITY OBSERVATORY SCIENCE AND ART PANEL
Presented By Nepean Science Hub and Penrith Performing & Visual Arts
in conjunction with WSU Penrith Observatory
An Infinite Universe: How big is Space? 
Can Hawkesbury Do More to Help Children Suffering with Preventable Unintentional Injuries
28 Sep 2019
Can Hawkesbury Do More to Help Children Suffering with Preventable Unintentional Injuries
While the city is still in shock from the sad death of a little girl who drowned in the Hawkesbury River in July, parents were reminded about the importance of being extra diligent when their children are near water. However, most accidents that happen to children occur in the home. 
Hawkesbury Hero Named Landcare Champion
27 Sep 2019
Hawkesbury Hero Named Landcare Champion
From setting up a composting system and vegie garden at his Hawkesbury primary school to successfully creating the hugely popular Koala Fest at Kurrajong and the Hawkesbury, Richie Benson’s contribution to the local environment has been significant. 
How TAFE NSW Helped Blue Mountains Local Develop His Career
26 Sep 2019
How TAFE NSW Helped Blue Mountains Local Develop His Career
TAFE NSW Nepean alumnus, Aidan Williams received his first camera at the age of five years, now at the age of 23 he has been awarded some of Australia’s top photography awards, including Australasia’s Top Sports Photographer and Aperture Emerging Photographer of the Year 2019, for his adventure sports photography. 
Applications for the 2020 Penrith Conservatorium Music Scholarships are Now Open!
26 Sep 2019
Applications for the 2020 Penrith Conservatorium Music Scholarships are Now Open!
Applications open Wednesday 18 September 2019

Applications close Sunday 24 November 2019

Auditions will be held at The Joan on Tuesday 17 December 2019 
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