CALENDAR OF EVENTS

 April 2019

New membership and enquiries:  newmembership@gradssocialclub.com.au        Ann:  0491 116 084

 

REGULAR EVENTS

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.

APRIL

2/4 Tuesday 10 am - TRAVEL plus LUNCH GROUP, Burwood 
The Group will give you the opportunity to meet other avid travellers, share travel experiences, tips and recommendations. We meet at 10am on the first Tuesday of each month at Woodstock Community Centre, 22 Church Street, Burwood, a short walk from Burwood Station.  After the meeting, we lunch in a nearby Burwood restaurant.

3/4 Wednesday 6.30pm – AUTHOR TALK, Balmain
The Seventies: The personal, the political and the making of a modern Australia. Michelle Arrow, historian and Associate Professor in Modern History (Macquarie University) in conversation with Nicole Abadee, Books Writer for The Australian Financial Review Magazine. Dinner or coffee after.
Balmain Town Hall, 370 Darling St., Balmain. Cost: free but must register (then let Ann know) https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/speaker-series-the-seventies-the-personal-the-political-and-the-making-of-modern-australia-tickets-56160878700

6/4 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.  No need to book. 

7/4 Sunday 10.00 am - BRUNCH, Willoughby
Join us at this new venue for the 1st Sunday of each month at Soulplate Cafe, 2/63 Penshurst St. Cnr Oakville Rd. Plenty of parking in carpark or street.

7/4 Sunday 11 am to 1 pm – BRUNCH, Bondi Junction
Join us at Café Gallery, first floor, Eastgate shopping centre, 71-91 Spring Street, Bondi Junction (One street back, parallel to Oxford Street). There is an escalator and a lift. Come through the Bronka Arcade, right opposite the main (central) entrance of the bus and train interchange.

7/4 Sunday 6.15 pm  - SUNDAY BOOK CLUB, Double Bay. Members Only
Our book for April is The Red Haired Woman by Nobel prize-winner Orhan Pamuk. This absorbing novel is about a teenager’s obsession with an older woman, about well digging and about contemporary issues of Turkish life. There is a $25 cost for our dinner.

8/4 Monday 6.30pm – THEATRE, Woolloomooloo
A one night only performance of selected Shakespeare scenes, lit only by candlelight – Amanda Stephens-Lee and Jessica Adie bring you a phenomenal scene for the near dark, Act IV Scene iii from Othello. See some of your favourite classics: Lear, The Henry’s, As You Like It, Hamlet, Caesar, King John, R&J, Merchant, Othello, 2 Gents of Verona and more... Book online ASAP. VERY popular event. https://www.redlineproductions.com.au/shakespeare-by-night Old Fitz Theatre, 129 Dowling St, Woolloomooloo.

11/4 Thursday, 6:00pm – DRINKS AROUND TOWN, Sydney
Join us for drinks at The Langham, 89 Kent St, Millers Point Sydney. The bar is on the left side of the hotel’s ground floor. It is quite an up-market venue, and depending on how our group feels on the night, we might choose to walk a bit down to 127 Kent St for a bite to eat at ‘The Local Eatery’. 

14/4 Sunday 10.30 am - BRUNCH, Lindfield
Brunch at Bella Blue Café at 1/303 Pacific Hwy, Lindfield. It is about 100m south from the Lindfield station, Pacific Hwy exit on the railway side of the road. Plenty of parking close to the café. Cafe now requires individual payment at the register as we order.

16/4 Tuesday 6.30pm - TUESDAY BOOK CLUB – Erskineville. Members Only
Tonight we'll be discussing last year's Miles Franklin winner The Life to Come by Michelle de Kretser. Come at 6.30 for discussion and drinks, followed by a short walk to a local eatery. The book for next month will be Mad Bad and Dangerous by Colm Toibin. New members welcome.

17/4 Wednesday 6.30pm – ITALIAN DINNER, Surry Hills
Enjoy this Southern Italian much-loved wine bar. The special “JUST FEED ME for $50pp”, brings you 6 of the MV Favourites to share including Salt & Pepper Calamari, Pork Bites, Veggie Bruschetta, Duck Pappardelle, Beef Tagliata & Donuts. MilleVini, 397 Crown St Surry Hills, opposite Shannon Reserve. Book early.

21/4 Sunday 12 noon - LUNCH AT THE OAKS, Neutral Bay
Very popular event. Meet inside for a relaxed pub lunch at the Oaks Hotel, Military Rd.  A great way to spend a Sunday and to meet many new people. Just turn up and look or ask for GRADS table.

26/4 Friday 10 am – COASTAL WALK BONDI TO COOGEE
Join in a coastal walk, Bondi to Coogee enjoying our fabulous coastline. The walk is approximately 5.5 kms, commencing at Bondi Icebergs at 10 am. All the beaches are serviced by buses to the city/circular quay and Bondi Junction. The following website provides details of the buses to Bondi. https://www.bonditocoogeewalk.com/how-to-get-to.html . Wear sturdy walking shoes, bring water, sun hat and sun screen. At the end of the walk, we will have coffee or lunch.

27/4 Saturday 12 pm - LAZY LUNCH, Longueville
No frills food but comfy, roomy, relaxed indoor atmosphere or outdoor shade. Longueville Sports Club, cnr Kenneth St and River Rd, Longueville. Park in Kenneth St. Just turn up.

28/4 Sunday 9.30am - BREAKFAST, Surry Hills
Join in for breakfast at Rogue Café in a rustic courtyard behind Essenza Italian Restaurant. We will be inside if weather is inclement. On corner of 560 Crown St, Surry Hills and entrance off Devonshire St.  No need to book. 

29/4 Monday 11 am to 12 pm – ILLUSTRATED LECTURE, Ashfield
Susannah Fullerton will present an illustrated lecture on Stockholm and “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” trilogy. Level 6, Ashfield Civic Centre, 260 Liverpool Rd., Ashfield. Free event. Registration required – google ‘Inner west Council library Events’ and search for “Stockholm Susannah Fullerton”. Lunch after.

29/4 Monday 12.15 pm – ORGAN RECITAL, City
Enjoy an organ recital by St Mary’s organist, Simon Nieminski, playing the 9000-pipe Sydney Town Hall organ. Meet at 12 15 on front Town Hall steps (inside door if wet), recital starts 12.30.  Free entry. Coffee of lunch after.

MAY

4/5 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.  No need to book. 

5/5 Sunday 10.00 am - BRUNCH, Willoughby
Join us at this new venue for the 1st Sunday of each month at Soulplate Cafe, 2/63 Penshurst St. Cnr Oakville Rd. Plenty of parking in carpark or street.

5/5 Sunday 11 am to 1 pm – BRUNCH, Bondi Junction
Join us at Café Gallery, first floor, Eastgate shopping centre, 71-91 Spring Street, Bondi Junction.

5/5 Sunday 6.15pm - SUNDAY BOOK CLUB, Seaforth 
If you want a witty and insightful reading experience then go no further than A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles. This tells the story of a Russian aristocrat living a rich and purposeful life even whilst under house arrest in a luxury hotel for 30 years. We will meet in the dining area of the Balgowlah RSL before having our discussion in the library downstairs.

7/5 Tuesday 10 am - TRAVEL plus LUNCH GROUP, Burwood 
The Group will give you the opportunity to meet other avid travellers, share travel experiences, tips and recommendations. We meet at 10am on the first Tuesday of each month at Woodstock Community Centre, 22 Church Street, Burwood, a short walk from Burwood Station.  After the meeting, we lunch in a nearby Burwood restaurant.

8/5 Wednesday, 9.45am – TRAIN TRIP. Train Travel & visit Henry Kendall Cottage, West Gosford
Catch the 9.45am train from Central platform 9, to Point Clare station for a leisurely tour of Henry Kendall Cottage and Museum, then lunch at a local café. We can walk from station to the Museum along a path though parkland but there is also a bus from the station. Cost: Museum entrance $5    Bring a morning coffee for the train!

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