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RSPCA Clear the Shelters $29* Adoptions Promotion Across Australia
22 Feb 2018
RSPCA Clear the Shelters $29* Adoptions Promotion Across Australia
RSPCA shelters around the country are dropping their prices this weekend to make pet ownership more affordable for more Australians who are ready, willing and able to bring a pet into their home. 
Penrith’s Real Festival to Benefit from NSW Government Funding
22 Feb 2018
Penrith’s Real Festival to Benefit from NSW Government Funding
Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith joined Penrith Council Deputy Mayor, Tricia Hitchen to announce that Penrith’s Real Festival will benefit from NSW Government funding under the 2018 Flagship Event Fund, aimed at attracting more visitors to experience regional NSW. 
All About Women Live Stream from Sydney Opera House
21 Feb 2018
All About Women Live Stream from Sydney Opera House
Experience the main stage action of All About Women as it is streamed live from Sydney Opera House, right here in Penrith at The Joan Sunday 4 March 1 - 3:30pm. 
Destinations Around The World Invited to Share in Lexus Melbourne Cup Magic
18 Feb 2018
Destinations Around The World Invited to Share in Lexus Melbourne Cup Magic
Applications now open to host the 2018 Lexus Melbourne Cup Tour 
50’s Rock’n’Roll at its Best
15 Feb 2018
50’s Rock’n’Roll at its Best
A tribute to Buddy Holly and rock’n’roll legends Bill Haley, Dion, Eddie Cochrane, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper. 
$1000 Scholarships Program for Students Doubled
10 Feb 2018
$1000 Scholarships Program for Students Doubled
Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith encourages young people from our local community to apply for the FACS Scholarships Program. 
Start Planning Now for Clean Up Australia Day 2018
4 Feb 2018
Start Planning Now for Clean Up Australia Day 2018
Now is the time to start planning for Clean Up Australia Day 2018. Visit the Clean Up Australia Day website to nominate a site, or volunteer at a site near you. 
Laugh it up at The Joan in 2018
2 Feb 2018
Laugh it up at The Joan in 2018
From young guns to super stars – The Joan presents the funniest shows in town with a packed comedy calendar to bring you a year filled with laughter. 
Secrets Through a Soundglass at The Joan
31 Jan 2018
Secrets Through a Soundglass at The Joan
Be prepared for a sonic adventure when The Joan presents the world premiere of Secrets Through a Soundglass on 24 February at 7.30pm. 
More Than 1,200 Families in Macquarie Worse Off Under Turnbull Government’s Child Care Changes
28 Jan 2018
More Than 1,200 Families in Macquarie Worse Off Under Turnbull Government’s Child Care Changes
It has been revealed that more than 1,200 families in the Hawkesbury and the Blue Mountains will be worse off under the Turnbull Government’s new child care package. 
Ben McCarthy, Comedian, on the road to… Nevermind
26 Jan 2018
Ben McCarthy, Comedian, on the road to… Nevermind
After a sold out season at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Ben McCarthy is here in Penrith at The Joan with a brand new show, Ben McCarthy: Nevermind. 
Tapestry – The Songs of Carole King – Vika Bull and Debra Byrne
22 Jan 2018
Tapestry – The Songs of Carole King – Vika Bull and Debra Byrne
A celebration of Carole King’s masterpiece, Tapestry, by two of Australia’s most loved vocalists – Vika Bull and Debra Byrne – right here in Penrith at The Joan. 
Echidna Spotters Wanted: Do You Have What It Takes to be a Citizen Scientist?
20 Jan 2018
Echidna Spotters Wanted: Do You Have What It Takes to be a Citizen Scientist?
Echidnas are elusive creatures and are difficult to spot in the wild. While they are one of Australia’s iconic animals, scientists know very little about them. But hopefully that’s about to change. 
NDIS a Key 2018 Challenge
18 Jan 2018
NDIS a Key 2018 Challenge
Federal Member for Macquarie, Susan Templeman, said getting the National Disability Scheme right will be one of the big challenges of 2018. 
mini-FEST - A Summer Holiday Festival of Music & Film for the Littlies
16 Jan 2018
mini-FEST - A Summer Holiday Festival of Music & Film for the Littlies
What better way to start the year than with a fun festival just for Kids & Families. This is the perfect way to break up those long summer days and get everyone out of the house for some holiday fun! 
Out Now: 2018 Seniors Card Directory
12 Jan 2018
Out Now: 2018 Seniors Card Directory
Local seniors are encouraged to make the most of their NSW Seniors Card by picking up a copy of the 2018 Seniors Card Directory. 
Holiday Fun for Kids and Their Adults at The Joan and Penrith Regional Gallery
10 Jan 2018
Holiday Fun for Kids and Their Adults at The Joan and Penrith Regional Gallery
Week three of the holidays – looking for a few different activities to get the kids off their devises and out of the house, yet still keep cool? Dance, theatre and art workshops, concerts or even a trip to the Gallery are all on offer right here on your doorstep. 
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