CALENDAR OF EVENTS

 September 2019

  

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ADVANCE NOTICE

19/10 Saturday 7.00pm – OPERA, Conservatorium of Music, City>/b>

Mozart's Opera La Finta Giardiniera "The disguised gardener". Music workshop at the Con,1 Conservatorium Rd. Approx 3 hours 20 minutes including interval. This typical opera, set in Italy with a confusing plot involving love triangles, cross dressing, characters pretending to be others, and characters believing they are gods and many spurned suitors. This farcical opera is fabulous fun!
https://boxoffice-music.sydney.edu.au/WebPages/Show/ShowDatesCombo  to book online. Tickets $40, Concession $25. The University of Sydney 9351 1222

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.

Every Monday - ROCK n ROLL CLASS –  6.30 pm to 9.00 pm, Leichhardt
Join friendly dance classes with an excellent teacher. Easy and fun whilst keeping you fit. Frequent rotation, so no partner needed, balanced numbers. Lessons: Beginners 6.30 pm $14, Intermediate 7.30pm, $16. Can just turn up at Leichhardt Bowling Club, 88 Piper St, Lilyfield. Street parking nearby.

SEPTEMBER

1/9 Sunday 10.00 am - BRUNCH, Willoughby
Join us at Soulplate Cafe, 2/63 Penshurst St. Cnr Oakville Rd. Plenty of parking in carpark or street. Rug up as we will be outside.

1/9 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.

1/9 Sunday 12 noon - SUNDAY BOOK CLUB Paddington. Members Only
Our September book is The Museum of Modern Love by Heather Rose. This is a part factual and part fiction book about performance art, love, art and grief. It is a different sort of book. Elizabeth is providing lunch. The cost is $20. New members welcome.

3/9 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.

3/9 Tuesday 11 am – MUSEUM EXHIBITION, City
The Songs of Home exhibition tells the story of music played in NSW during the first 70 years of the colony. It includes rare instruments, recordings of early music, the earliest transcriptions of Aboriginal songs, scores copied by Jane Austen, and stories of music in houses large and small.

7/9 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.

8/9 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. No booking is required.

9/9 Monday 12.30-1:30pm – ORGAN RECITAL IN TOWN HALL, City
Enjoy music by International recitalist, Thomas Trotter, organist for Birmingham City and St Margaret's Westminster, includes Bach, Schumann on the Sydney Town Hall grand organ. Meet by 12:15pm on front Town Hall steps (inside door if wet) or at seats on right side of right aisle halfway down. Coffee or lunch after. Free.

10/9 Tuesday 11.00am – SYLVAN GROVE NATIVE GARDEN, Picnic Point near Georges River.
Extensive native garden with walking tracks and many labelled plants. Car-pooling for those who wish to participate, plan to arrive about 11.00am. Take morning tea. Lunch after garden visit. Please confirm if you are going to participate and if you want to car-pool.

12/9 Thursday 6:00pm - DRINKS AROUND TOWN, City
This month meet at the Castlereagh Boutique Hotel, 169 Castlereagh Street, in the Reagh Bar on the ground floor. Happy Hour goes to 6:30pm. There’ll be a small ‘Grads’ sign on the table.

13/9 Friday 6.30pm  500 CARDS NIGHT, City
Are you interested in a 500 cards night with dinner first in the Club? City Tatts Club, 194 Pitt Street.

14/9 Saturday to 18/9 Wednesday - BOOK FAIR, UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY, Camperdown
The Great Hall is the place to find fantastic book bargains, $3 - $5 books. Wide range of categories including fiction, travel, art, history, texts. Tuesday fill a box with books for $10, Wednesday only $5. Free campus parking on weekend. Open 10 am–4 pm each day. See www.sydney.edu.au/bookfair

15/9 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.

17/9 Tuesday 9am - TUESDAY BOOK CLUB, Katoomba
Train trip to Katoomba. Book for discussion is Hare's Fur by Trevor Shearston. Train departs 9.18am from Central; meet at 2nd last carriage of train. Visit Cultural Centre, then lunch at Carrington Hotel. Return by 4-5pm. Our book for next month will be Dark Emu by Bruce Pascoe.

22/9 Sunday 9:30 am – BREAKFAST, Milsons Point
Breakfast at The Lounge Bar located at 70 Alfred Street, opposite the Milsons Point station exit and downhill a bit. Buses from Military Road stop over the road. Optional wander afterwards around the harbour to Wendy’s Garden or to the remediated submarine base Platypus.

26/9 Thursday 1 pm to 2 pm – AUTHOR TALK, North Sydney
Award winning investigative journalist, Kate McClymont, will introduce her new book, Dead Man Walking which “ tells the complete stories of the lives and shoddy business deals of Michael McGurk and Ron Medich”. Stanton Library, 234 Miller St., North Sydney. Free event. No booking required. Coffee after.

28/9 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.

29/9 Sunday, 9.30am- BREAKFAST, Surry Hills
Join in for breakfast at Café con Leche a local, very popular, Columbian café.  Definitely offering a great selection on their breakfast menu, just turn up. 104 Fitzroy St, cnr. Hutchison St., Surry Hills

30/9 Monday 12.30-1:30pm – ORGAN RECITAL IN TOWN HALL, City
Enjoy music by Brisbane organist Christopher Wrench playing on the 9000-pipe Sydney Town Hall grand organ. Meet by 12:15pm on front Town Hall steps (inside door if wet) or at seats on right side of right aisle halfway down. Coffee or lunch after. Free.

OCTOBER

5/10 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.
No need to book.

6/10 Sunday 10.00 am - BRUNCH, Willoughby
Join us at Soulplate Cafe, 2/63 Penshurst St. Cnr Oakville Rd. Plenty of parking in carpark or street. Rug up as we will be outside.

6/10 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.

6/10 Sunday 6.15 pm - SUNDAY BOOK CLUB, Seaforth. Members Only
Our October book is The Ruin by Dervla McTiernan. This is a crime thriller set in Galway with the right mix of heart and mind. It includes the worlds of surgery traineeships, adoptions and paedophilia, grief as well as having a psychopathic villain. New members welcome.

13/10 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. No booking is required.

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