CALENDAR OF EVENTS

 February 2019

         

 

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

  

ADVANCE NOTICE

 14 April – 1 May, 2019 - 17 DAY GREEK ISLAND CRUISE + TOUR
Leading a cruise and land tour to Greece.  Price Includes: Qatar Airways flights; 7 night Greek Island cruise including an alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks package and 3 shore excursions. Land tour includes most  meal  and sightseeing in four star hotels.  $5990. Single supplement  $1320.  More info:  www.asiadiscoverytours.com.au/17-day-best-of-greece-tour-tour-code-egt
 

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.
 

FEBRUARY

 2/2 Saturday 12 noon - LUNCH AT THE TOXTETH HOTEL, Glebe
345 Glebe Point Rd, corner Wigram Rd. Beer garden at back, street parking. No need to book. 

3/2 Sunday 9.30 am - BREAKFAST, Neutral Bay
Brew’n Bear Café in the Big Bear Centre, next to rug shop. Car park entrance from Military Rd.
Betty 0402 349 439 or Yvonne 0407 640 097, if needed.

3/2 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 lift and come through the Bronka Arcade right opposite the main central entrance of the bus and train interchange.

3/2 Sunday 6.15 pm, SUNDAY BOOK CLUB, Seaforth
Our first book of the yearis A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman. A warm-hearted book that deals with grief and family relationships in an engaging and humorous way. Meet in dining area of the Balgowlah RSL to eat together before going to the library for our discussion. Newcomers are most welcome.

5/2 Tuesday 10 am - TRAVEL plus LUNCH GROUP, Burwood 
The February meeting will discuss Alaskan cruises and Canadian Rockies travel.  The group will also 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.                 

7/2 Thursday 6:00pm - DRINKS AROUND TOWN City – Sydney CBD 
We visit interesting lounge bars in upmarket hotels around the city. This month we’re meeting at ‘Soiree’ at the Sofitel Wentworth Hotel, 61-101 Phillip St Sydney, for drinks and snacks at this ground floor bar.  Look out for a small ‘GRADS’ sign at our table. Please confirm so we know how many seats to reserve, and can let you know of any last minute change of plans.

10/2 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.

10/2 Sunday 5.00pm - THEATRE, Chippendale
New version of Kafka's iconic tale Metamorphosis is highly physical, terrifying and bizarrely comic. Directed by Amanda Stephens Lee. Chippen St Theatre, 45 Chippen St, Chippendale. Book tickets online ASAP. www.clockandspielproductions.com Small theatre with only 50 allocated seats. Possible meal afterwards at a local place.

12/2 Tuesday 11 am – ART EXHIBITION, The Rocks
View Destination Sydney Re-Imagined, a collaboration between the Manly, Mosman and S.H. Ervin art galleries, presenting works by nine eminent artists responding to the influence of Sydney as subject and theme. S.H. Ervin Gallery, Watson Rd, Observatory Hill, The Rocks. Entry $12/$10 (conc.). Coffee or lunch after.

14/2 Thursday 7.30pm - THEATRE, Chippendale
New version of Kafka's iconic tale; Metamorphosis is highly physical, terrifying and bizarrely comic. (Directed by my daughter Amanda Stephens Lee). Book tickets online ASAP. www.clockandspielproductions.com , small theatre with only 50 allocated seats.  Chippen St Theatre, 45 Chippen St, Chippendale

14/2 Thursday 6.00 – 8.15pm, FREE MOVIES SYDNEY MECHANIC SCHOOL OF ARTS, City
New film every 2nd Thursday of the month, 280 Pitt Street, Sydney. Join us for a Stanley Kubrick film "The Killing (1956) in the Mitchel Theatre, 1st Floor, presented by Peter Rainey. No need to book. Stay for discussion afterwards if interested.

15/2 Friday 6.00 pm – CHINESE NEW YEAR LANTERN FESTIVAL, City
This is “the single biggest Chinese community organised event in Australia. Each year more than 200,000 people participate in this key activity.” www.cnylf.com.au  Lanterns at night beside Darling Harbour, Chinese cuisines from all over China, performances on 4 stages.  Experimental - I have never been. We can wander, have a meal, look at the lights and sights.

17/2 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.

19/2 Tuesday 6.30 pm - TUESDAY BOOK CLUB - Petersham. Members Only.
The book tonight is The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris. Come at 6.30 for discussion and drinks, followed by short walk to a pub for a meal. The book for next month will be The Shepherd's Hut by Tim Winton. New members welcome to our friendly group.

23/2 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.

24/2 Sunday 9.30- BREAKFAST, Surry Hills
Join me at Rogue Café in and a rustic courtyard behind Essenza Italian Restaurant. On corner of 560 Crown St, Surry Hills, entrance off Devonshire St.  No need to book. 

24/2 Sunday 1.00 – 4.00pm - EXPLORE HEADLAND PARK, Mosman
Headland Park has much to see including the Scotland - Australian Cairn, and the showpiece Georges Heights Lookout. There are stunning panoramic views of Sydney Heads, the Pacific Ocean, the eastern suburbs and city skyline. Meet at Frenchy's Cafe (authentic French cuisine). https://www.frenchyscafe.com.au/
 

 MARCH

2/3 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. 

3/3 Sunday 9.30 am - BREAKFAST, Neutral Bay
Brew’n Bear Café in the Big Bear Centre, next to rug shop. Car park entrance from Military Rd.

3/3 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.

3/3 Sunday 6.15pm - SUNDAY BOOK CLUB, Seaforth 
We will be reading The Dry by Jane Harper, a novel set in a farming community gripped by drought.  It is a page-turning mystery with a pariah detective as its main character. We will meet in the dining area of the Balgowlah RSL to dine together before heading down to the library for our discussion.

10/3 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.

13/3 Wednesday 7.00pm – THEATRE, Darlinghurst
Join Brenda and others as part of subscription season to see Dead Cat Bounce, SBW Stables Theatre, 10 Nimrod Street, Darlinghurst. This play finds humour in the everyday muck, with characters that hit rock bottom…and keep digging. Dinner beforehand at 5.30 if interested. Purchase own tickets online: https://welcome.griffintheatre.com.au/single/SelectSeating.aspx?p=2139

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