CALENDAR OF EVENTS

October 2020

  

                                       Website:  www.gradssocialclub.com.au

New membership and enquiries:  newmembership@gradssocialclub.com.au 
                                                            

 

 

ADVANCE NOTICE

16-19/11 – SHOALHAVEN ESCAPE WITH ONCOURSE TOURS
A 4 day tour featuring the best of the Shoalhaven Coast, along with the Southern Highlands. Highlights include Kiama, Berry, Gerringong, Jervis Bay cruise, Fitzroy Fall, Red Cow Farm and Kangaroo Valley. Accommodation is the 4 star Mercure Gerringong. Cost is $895 with single supplement $280.   

GRADS Members’ Special Interest Groups

The Club depends on the members’ input for all its activities.  Events in our monthly Newsletter are all offered by GRADS Members. Some are regular and are repeated each month and others are one-off, prompted by different member ideas.

If you have a special interest outside the regular events in our Newsletter please contact one of our members.

To start we have:
        Bush walking, cycling
        Dancing, Rock n Roll, Swing, Ceroc
        Golf mid-week
        Open Gardens - public & private
        Theatre
        Travel

We aim to build on this range of special interests from members' input.  If you have a special interest and would like to have people join you occasionally, or want to discuss an idea please let us know.                

      

REGULAR EVENTS

Every Friday - GRADS ZOOM DISCUSSION – 2:30 pm
Recent topics include “The Murray-Darling-Murrumbidgee problem” and “Jobs for future school leavers”. Some research by everyone on the topic preferred, of course. 

Every Sunday - TENNIS – 1 pm to 5 pm, Cammeray       

Medium+ grade players who enjoy a fun game of tennis. Cost $15. Privately run but GRADS members regularly attend. Cnr Park & Ernest St, Cammeray above Golf Course. Can just turn up.
 

NOTICES

 

FREE COMPUTER VIDEO TUTORIALS
Since lockdown and extra time at home, we are all using our tech devices much more.
Here are some trusted sites that have free, easy to follow lessons. Use CTRL-click on links below or copy them into your web browser.

BE CONNECTED
- Gov. Site, an excellent site with a wide range of topics
Learn On-line Banking with a mock bank account

https://beconnected.esafety.gov.au/topic-library/introduction-to-online-banking/getting-started-with-online-banking
List of Other Topics
https://beconnected.esafety.gov.au/topic-library
https://beconnected.esafety.gov.au/topic-library/windows-laptop-getting-started
WEA – including  ZOOM
https://www.weasydney.com.au/courses/Digital+Skills/Computer+Essentials
ZOOM – very good
https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/206618765-Zoom-Video-Tutorials

  
ANY MEMBERS FOR SOCIAL GOLF - eight holes, Woollahra Golf Club
Interested in some rounds of Golf this month? Any day or time except Thursday morning. Beginner to Intermediate level but need to book 1-2 weeks ahead. 50 O'Sullivan Rd, Rose Bay. Cost $28 or $12 conc.

 

OCTOBER

Maximum 10 people per booking or per group in restaurants/clubs/hotels.
Maximum 20 people in private home.

 

3/10 Saturday 12 noon - LUNCH AT THE TOXTETH HOTEL, Glebe
345 Glebe Point Rd, corner Wigram Rd. Beer garden at back, street parking. Mains approx. $22. Limit of 10.

4/10 Sunday 10am – BRUNCH, Willoughby
Join us at Soulplate Cafe, entrance in Oakville Rd which has plenty of parking on that street or in adjoining carpark. Address: 2/63 Penshurst St cnr. Oakville Rd. Rug up warmly.

4/10 Sunday 12.00 noon – BRUNCH, Bondi Junction
Join us at Coco Noir in Westfield Shopping Centre. If you walk along Level 3 towards Woolworths, it’s beside the escalator. Please let us know if you’re coming.

4/10 Sunday 6pm – SUNDAY BOOK CLUB via Zoom
Please note that our starting time is 6pm. We will discuss The Yield by Tara June Winch.  This discussion will be conducted by Zoom. Our November book is A Room Made of Leaves by Kate Grenville.

10/10 Saturday 9:30am – OUTDOOR BREAKFAST, Centennial Park
Catch up on a Spring Saturday, for  chit chat, take-away coffee, pastries or a tasty egg and bacon roll. Meet at the Spruce Goose Diner (silver caravan), Parkes Drive, opposite the duck ponds, undercover seating nearby.  Maybe a walk after. Plenty of parking.

11/10 Sunday 10.30am - BRUNCH AT BELLA BLUE, Lindfield
1/303 Pacific Highway, about 100m south from the Lindfield station, Pacific Hwy exit on the railway side of the road. There is plenty of parking close to the cafe. Orders are made and paid for individually at the register. Maximum 10 people allowed per table. Do not turn up without booking.

12/10 Monday 10.30am – WALK AND LUNCH , Greenwich. Members Only
Start at and return to Jenny's, walk and lunch. About 1 hour or less if you choose. Walk along the river at Greenwich. Leave your picnic lunch at Jenny's before walk or buy takeaway. Coffee and tea at Jenny's outdoor on deck. Limit 10. Cancelled if wet.

13/10 Tuesday 10.00am – MORNING SOCIAL IN THE PARK, Tunks Park Cammeray
Bring a thermos and collapsible chair for some fresh air, a chat, a rant, a walk maybe, whatever. Park benches might be occupied by mums and bubs, and observe 1.5m distancing, of course – so definitely bring a chair. Meet on the waterfront reserve near Brother Avenue. Let me know your mobile details in case weather misbehaves.

14/10 Wednesday 6.30pm – VIETNAMESE DINNER, Surry Hills
First visit to this modest authentic family run Vietnamese restaurant. This will be a shared meal BYO $3pp.  Table for 6 booked at Viet Eatery, 622 Crown St Surry Hills, Near Via Napoli Pizzeria. Please book ASAP

18/10 Sunday 12 noon - LUNCH AT THE OAKS, Neutral Bay
Very popular event. Meet in the garden for lunch / drinks and good company for a relaxed lunch at the Oaks Hotel, Military Rd.  A great way to spend a Sunday and to meet new people. Look out for the GRADS table.  Essential to book as numbers restricted due to Covid19.

18/10 Sunday 11.30 am – OPERA (FILM), Paddington
Verdi’s Requiem Mass performed by La Scala at Milan’s Cathedral on September 4th, 2020. In Latin with English subtitles. Palace Verona Cinema, 17 Oxford St, Paddington. Book online at https://www.palacecinemas.com.au/genre/arts-on-screen. You may have to double-click.  Click “Requiem Mass”, then “Pre-book tickets”. Seniors $18. Palace club members get a special price. Coffee after. Please let us know if you book.

20/10 Tuesday 6.30pm - TUESDAY BOOK CLUB – Petersham. Members only.
Our book tonight is A Room Made of Leaves by Kate Grenville. Numbers limited. A simple meal will be provided. The book for next month is Heroic Failure: Brexit and the Politics of Pain by Fintan O'Toole.

20/10 Tuesday, 12pm – SEAFOOD IN THE PARK , Woy Woy.
Fisherman's Wharf.  Travel by train or drive. There are benches in the park. Train leaves Central at 10.15, Strathfield 10.25, Hornsby 10.50. Necessary to check timetable with me in the week prior to trip. 2nd carriage from front. Limit 10. Cancelled if raining.

24/10 Saturday 12pm - LONG LAZY LUNCH, Longueville.
Covid restrictions so only 10 people. Please do not turn up without confirmation.

25/10 Sunday 9.30 am - BREAKFAST, Surry Hills
Breakfast with friends at Lumiere Café with an abundant choice. From the popular Ricotta Hot Cakes and French Brioche to the savoury favourites of the Corn Cake Stack and Breaky Burger. Plus a wonderful selection of Eggs Benedict options. 13/417 Bourke St, Surry Hills (opp Short St). 2 hour street parking, between Albion St and Taylor Sq. Booking is for 8 persons only, please book ASAP. Covid requirement is that number must be confirmed.

29/10 Thursday 10am -CATCH UP AND CHAT, Headland Park, Mosman
It is right next to Frenchy's cafe on the corner opposite Cobbittee St and Middle Head Road. Take away coffee is available at Frenchy's cafe next door. This is an outdoor event bring a chair and warm clothing.
 

NOVEMBER

1/11 Sunday 10am – BRUNCH, Willoughby
Join us at Soulplate Cafe, entrance in Oakville Rd which has plenty of parking on that street or in adjoining carpark. Address: 2/63 Penshurst St cnr. Oakville Rd. Rug up warmly.

1/11 Sunday 12.00 noon – BRUNCH, Bondi Junction
Join us at Coco Noir in Westfield Shopping Centre. If you walk along Level 3 towards Woolworths, it’s beside the escalator. Please let us know if you’re coming.

1/11 Sunday 6pm – SUNDAY BOOK CLUB via Zoom
We will discuss A Room Made of Leaves  by Kate Grenville This discussion will be conducted by zoom. Our December book is Bad Blood by John Carreyrou

7/11 Saturday 12 noon - LUNCH AT THE TOXTETH HOTEL, Glebe
345 Glebe Point Rd, corner Wigram Rd. Beer garden at back, street parking. Mains approx. $22. Limit of 10.
  
      

 

                                                                            DISCLAIMERS

GRADS Social Club Inc. makes no specific or implied undertaking in relation to any event or subgroup that is organised independently of the Committee, or any event that is not advertised in the Newsletter Calendar.

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