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Spring Exhibition Suite at Penrith Regional Gallery
17 Aug 2018
Spring Exhibition Suite at Penrith Regional Gallery
The Curtain Breathed Deeply - an expansive new commission by Sydney based artist Justene Williams – will open at Penrith Regional Gallery on Saturday 25 August. The exhibition will transform the entirety of Penrith Regional Gallery’s Main Gallery space into an intentionally chaotic, immersive and interrelated sequence of installations. Her largest and most ambitious undertaking to date, The Curtain Breathed Deeply will seduce visitors into and through a series of hypnotising sets and video installations abounding in sensory overload and cacophony. 
Sing Along to the Hits of Elvis, John Lennon & Dusty Springfield at The Joan!
12 Aug 2018
Sing Along to the Hits of Elvis, John Lennon & Dusty Springfield at The Joan!
This month’s Morning Melodies at The Joan will take you on a journey back in time to celebrate Yesterday’s Heroes; hit songs from the 50s, 60s and 70s by Elvis, John Lennon, the Rolling Stones and more! 
Penrith Regional Gallery Summer Studio Residency 2018/2019
6 Aug 2018
Penrith Regional Gallery Summer Studio Residency 2018/2019
Applications for 2018/2019 residencies are now open. 
Is Your Airbag Safe?
5 Aug 2018
Is Your Airbag Safe?
There have been many news articles in recent years about faulty Takata airbags, and the fact that specific vehicle makes and models are being recalled for airbag replacement. Working out whether your car is affected can be confusing, as many people don't know the exact year model of their car and looking it up can easily slip down the 'to do' list.

Help is at hand: A new website will now tell you in seconds. 
Boost for Aboriginal Mental Health Services at Nepean Hospital
3 Aug 2018
Boost for Aboriginal Mental Health Services at Nepean Hospital
Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith welcomes the announcement that new frontline staff to make mental health care more accessible and culturally inclusive for Aboriginal people will be recruited in the Nepean Blue Mountains region, thanks to almost $140,000 from the NSW Government. 
Audiences will be ‘Off to the See the Wizard’ when Richmond Players Presents the Musical Favourite, The Wizard of Oz
2 Aug 2018
Audiences will be ‘Off to the See the Wizard’ when Richmond Players Presents the Musical Favourite, The Wizard of Oz
Following the success of last year’s Beauty and the Beast, Richmond Players is once again collaborating with Richmond High School to present the timeless musical, The Wizard of Oz. 
Blue Mountains Meet The Orchestra
1 Aug 2018
Blue Mountains Meet The Orchestra
Winmalee local and Concertmaster of Western Sydney Youth Orchestra (WSYO), violinist James Parbery, will be performing three concerts on Saturday 1 September as part of the Meet The Orchestra concert series presented by Sydney Youth Orchestras (SYO) at Blue Mountains Theatre and Community Hub. 
A Grand Affair at The Joan! Eight Grands: An Orchestra of Pianos
30 Jul 2018
A Grand Affair at The Joan! Eight Grands: An Orchestra of Pianos
The Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre is preparing for a piano spectacular of rarely seen magnitude. On 18 August the majestic Concert Hall stage will hold not one, not two or three – but EIGHT - grand pianos. 
Australians Encouraged to Discuss Organ Donation During DonateLife Week
29 Jul 2018
Australians Encouraged to Discuss Organ Donation During DonateLife Week
DonateLife Week, Sunday 29 July - Sunday 5 August 2018
Donate Strength. Donate Adventure. Donate Love. DonateLife. 
Reducing Winter Air Pollution
25 Jul 2018
Reducing Winter Air Pollution
With winter well and truly in full swing, residents can assist in reducing winter smoke and ensure their fires are burning correctly. 
Political Art and Artists in the Digital Age - Free Public Forum
21 Jul 2018
Political Art and Artists in the Digital Age - Free Public Forum
Penrith Regional Gallery will close its Black Mist Burnt Country exhibition with a forum of artists, curators, thinkers and activists to discuss the role and scope of political art in the digital age. How has social media changed the political landscape and artist commentary? 
Mountains of Help for Young People in the Mountains
14 Jul 2018
Mountains of Help for Young People in the Mountains
Life can sometimes get complicated, and there are times when you need help - help dealing with the law, help finding a safe place to live, help just getting through the next 24 hours. 
Hercules Flypast of Sydney Harbour and Western Sydney For 75th Anniversary of No. 37 Squadron
13 Jul 2018
Hercules Flypast of Sydney Harbour and Western Sydney For 75th Anniversary of No. 37 Squadron
A formation of up to six C-130J Hercules transport aircraft will fly over Sydney Harbour and the Hawkesbury region on Friday, 13 July 2018, between 1:00pm and 1:25pm to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Air Force’s No. 37 Squadron. 
Did You Know You May Already Have a My Health Record?
13 Jul 2018
Did You Know You May Already Have a My Health Record?
For the rest of Australia, 16 July marks the launch of the three month opt-out period for the Federal Government’s My Health Record expansion program. In the Nepean Blue Mountains region, most people already have a My Health Record that was created as part of the 2016 Opt-Out Trial. 
‘Days Like These’ Links City and Country and People of Diversity
13 Jul 2018
‘Days Like These’ Links City and Country and People of Diversity
A contemporary theatre production that blossomed in regional NSW returns home to Western Sydney with renewed spark and depth. 
Discover the Prehistoric ‘Jurassic Garden’ at the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden Mount Tomah
12 Jul 2018
Discover the Prehistoric ‘Jurassic Garden’ at the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden Mount Tomah
Take a trip back in time to the ancient land of Gondwana, and get ready for a fantastic FREE family day of hands-on science fun at the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden Mount Tomah. 
Community Infrastructure Grants Funding Now Open
10 Jul 2018
Community Infrastructure Grants Funding Now Open
Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith encourages community organisations looking to build new or upgrade current facilities to apply for funding through the NSW Government’s Infrastructure Grants program. 
A Month of Emerging Artists Across Theatre, Music and Art Led by Q Theatre
9 Jul 2018
A Month of Emerging Artists Across Theatre, Music and Art Led by Q Theatre
Q Theatre makes an impact in July, with three exciting new projects from young and early career artists creating a buzz of creative energy and offering a glimpse into our region’s artistic future. DECODED, Breakthrough: Open Studio and Mouth of the River have each been developed through Q Theatre’s Workshop series. 
Leading Men and a Leading Lady at The Joan
8 Jul 2018
Leading Men and a Leading Lady at The Joan
This month’s Morning Melodies at The Joan will take you on a journey through the best of Broadway and musical theatre with a performance by some of the best of Australia’s stage and on-screen talents. 
Young Historians Have the Opportunity to Tour Battlefields of Europe
8 Jul 2018
Young Historians Have the Opportunity to Tour Battlefields of Europe
The 2018 ClubsNSW Anzac Ambassadors Program has now opened and local high school students are encouraged to enter the essay competition. 
National Diabetes Week: 8th - 14 July 2018
7 Jul 2018
National Diabetes Week: 8th - 14 July 2018
The National Diabetes Week campaign "It’s About Time" aims to raise awareness about the importance of early detection and early treatment for all types of diabetes. 
Environmental Trust Grant to Support ‘Tree Changers’ Land Management Skills
4 Jul 2018
Environmental Trust Grant to Support ‘Tree Changers’ Land Management Skills
Environmental Trust Grants Director, Peter Dixon, has announced $2 million from the State’s Environmental Trust would go towards improving the land management knowledge and skills of ‘tree changers’ who’ve bought rural small holdings and those new to farming. 
Childcare Relief for Australian Families
3 Jul 2018
Childcare Relief for Australian Families
More support for more families with the cost of child care starts from today. 
Applications for Water Safety Grants Open
30 Jun 2018
Applications for Water Safety Grants Open
Stuart Ayres MP, Minister for Sport is encouraging local organisations with water safety initiatives to apply for state government funding to help prevent drowning deaths in the community. 
Support for the Q Theatre’s Long Table
29 Jun 2018
Support for the Q Theatre’s Long Table
Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith visited Penrith Performing & Visual Arts joining Nick Atkins, Director, New Work and Emele Ugavule, Associate Producer to announce funding support of $48,074 towards the Long Table. 
Nominations Now Open for NSW Grandparent of the Year
28 Jun 2018
Nominations Now Open for NSW Grandparent of the Year
Local residents are encouraged to celebrate the grandparents and older people in their lives ahead of Grandparents Day this October, by nominating them for an award or getting involved in local events in the community. 
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