New string players needed
The Beecroft Orchestra is commencing its term 4 program and is looking to recruit new string players, particularly of viola, cello and bass.
Proficiency to about grade 5 AMEB is desirable but not essential.
The Orchestra doesn’t conduct auditions.
They rehearse in a very friendly, non- judgemental environment and a satisfying musical experience is guaranteed. Numerous players who had previously put their instrument aside are now attending regularly and enjoying weekly rehearsals.
If you feel like coming along to see what Beecroft Orchestra do, contact the president Peter Scaysbrook on 0405 069444 or 9484 3844.
Country Womens Association AGM
Northern districts branch of Country Women’s Association will hold its AGM on Thursday October 19 at Denistone Sports Club West Ryde at 11.30am.
All welcome. Inquiries Florence Tonna 0422 083 080.
Balmain Hospital Nurses Reunion
Annual Balmain Hospital Nurses reunion will be held on Saturday November 11 in the Hospital Conference Room from 1.30pm.
Balmain Graduates committee member Ruth Zionzee said all past and present hospital staff are most welcome. Inquiries Ruth 9713-8285 or mobile 0475 777 754.
Lane Cove History Prize
Lane Cove Historical Society will present the 2017 Lane Cove History Prize at its next meeting on Tuesday October 24 in Lane Cove Library at 7pm.
New Lane Cove Mayor Pam Palmer will open meeting with Lane Cove MP Anthony Roberts to hand out the prize. Join the group for some wine and cheese and find out which historian is taking home this year’s prestigious award valued at $2,000 – thanks to sponsor Hyecorp Property Group. Admission is free.
Closure for Ryde Lantern Op Shop
After 37 years serving the local community, Ryde Lantern Club’s Op Shop in Church Street Ryde will close its doors at the end of the year.
Sadly the Op Shop has to close from 4pm on Tuesday December 12.
Long serving volunteer Judy Harris said the shop’s lease expires on December 31 and can’t be renewed.
“So many friendships have been made amongst members and our customers over those happy years when we have been able to raise over two and half million dollars for the Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children at North Rocks and it’s satellite sites,” said Judy.
“We close at 4pm on December 12 but must stop taking laybys from October 4 and stop taking donations of goods on November 13,” she added.
“Until closure there are lots of special buys and our 50 per cent off clothing (already very cheap) will continue until the last day.”
Cottage Crafts Exhibition/Sale
Epping Cottage Crafts will hold its 36th annual Christmas Exhibition & Sale from Thursday November 2 to Saturday November 4 in Eastwood Scout Hall, corner Marsden & Lawson streets, Eastwood (entry via Lawson Street).
The Exhibition & Sale is open Thursday from 12 noon to 6pm; Friday 9am to 6pm and Saturday 9am to 4pm.
Ideal for Christmas shopping or to treat yourself to some quality yet affordable items including hand painted silk, ceramics, woodwork, studio glass, soft toys, babies and childrens wear, creative needlework, Christmas decorations and more. Homemade preserves and sweet treats are not to be missed. Gold coin donation at door helps the 1st Brush Farm Scouts. Inquiries Elaine Farrington 9979 1764.