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Archive - August 2017

Celestino and Penrith Performing & Visual Arts, Partners in Creativity – Engaging a new Generation
31 Aug 2017
Celestino and Penrith Performing & Visual Arts, Partners in Creativity – Engaging a new Generation
The partnership between Penrith Performing & Visual Arts and Celestino goes from strength to strength, continuing to enable students from economically disadvantaged areas to experience world quality theatrical experiences at their local performing arts centre. 
Make a Plan to do Something Fun and Different
27 Aug 2017
Make a Plan to do Something Fun and Different
A round up of what’s on at The Joan and Penrith Regional Gallery & The Lewers Bequest. 
How to Switch to the NBN
27 Aug 2017
How to Switch to the NBN
The National Broadband Network (NBN) is coming to every Australian home, but how can you switch to it and what do you need to know? Here's our simple, jargon-free explanation. 
Hearing Awareness Week
26 Aug 2017
Hearing Awareness Week
Hearing Awareness Week ends this weekend, and if this is the first time you heard it mentioned you might need a hearing check! 
Bell Shakespeare at The Joan
26 Aug 2017
Bell Shakespeare at The Joan
All that glistens is not gold; Often have you heard that told. Act 2 Scene 7

It’s hard to imagine a world without Shakespeare. For centuries, his plays and sonnets have travelled the globe. Whether you love or loathe the Bard there’s no denying his place as one of the greatest writers in the English language. 
New Program Ensures Seniors Stay in the Game
25 Aug 2017
New Program Ensures Seniors Stay in the Game
Seniors across NSW are being encouraged to take part in an exciting new low impact sporting initiative to help them stay active and connected in their communities. 
2018 Flagship Event Fund Now Open for Sydney Surrounds
24 Aug 2017
2018 Flagship Event Fund Now Open for Sydney Surrounds
Expressions of Interest are now open for the Regional Flagship Events Program. The Regional Flagship Events Program aims to identify and support events in regional NSW that have the potential to act as a flagship event for the area to draw overnight visitors to the area. 
Mayors Join Forces to Protect Local Decision Making
24 Aug 2017
Mayors Join Forces to Protect Local Decision Making
Mayors of five Councils in Sydney’s West have expressed deep concern at the NSW government’s disappointing reaction to planning future development. This comes shortly after council amalgamation changes and a lack of clarity on the role of local communities in determining future development outcomes in Western Sydney. 
2017 Western Sydney Apprenticeship & Traineeship Expo
23 Aug 2017
2017 Western Sydney Apprenticeship & Traineeship Expo
The Western Sydney Apprenticeship and Traineeship Expo is the premier apprenticeship/traineeship expo in NSW with over 100 industry experts and exhibits on display. 
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. 
Big Ideas: The Porous City: Art, Architecture & Development Public Forum
11 Aug 2017
Big Ideas: The Porous City: Art, Architecture & Development Public Forum
Join us and Quentin Dempster at a public forum for some thought provoking discussion and one last look at Richard Goodwin’s Navigator: bringing together select artworks, sculptures, drawings and models produced over the past 25 years. 
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!
 
If You Knew the Secret to Happiness, Who Would You Tell?
4 Aug 2017
If You Knew the Secret to Happiness, Who Would You Tell?
We know it’s cold and the forecast is gloomy but for three nights in August we want you to forget your troubles, come on get happy. 
Fine Music 102.5 and The Joan present Live from The Joan
2 Aug 2017
Fine Music 102.5 and The Joan present Live from The Joan
Fine Music 102.5FM will head west to the Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre on Sunday 13 August for its biggest live broadcast event ever. The event, featuring some of Australia’s most exciting musicians, will be heard by thousands of listeners and you have the chance to hear it live! 
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! 
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