Ryde Public School celebrates its 150th birthday today with an Open Day and Art Show from 1pm in the school and grounds.

Assembly will be in the Quadrangle at 1pm with tour of the school classrooms to follow and viewing the archives in the Library with  refreshments available outside the Library.

The Art Show opens at 2.30pm with a P & C barbecue near the main hall followed by musical items by students at 3.30pm. A feature will be the ringing of the old school bell by the youngest current student and the
oldest former student present. 

Another highlight will be the Sesquicentenary Dinner this Friday August 17 at 7pm in the Grand Pittwater Room at North Ryde RSL Community Club. 

Enquiries and bookings 9809 3181 or on the school website www.ryde-p.schools.nsw.edu.au

For whom the bell tolls

Ryde Public School’s old bell was uncovered by school General Assistant Tristan Tall, pictured with Librarian Jennifer Pocknall, left, and P & C President Fibian Hungerford and restored and will be rung later today by youngest student with the oldest former student present at today’s sesquicentenary celebrations. TWT on-the-spot PHOTO.

Loosely Woven ‘Feeling Good’ Free Concert

Loosely Woven will present their second 2018 concert titled “Feeling Good” at Eastwood Uniting Church this Saturday August 18 at 7pm. The concert will feature 19 instrumentalists and singers including this time violins, flutes, trumpets, saxophone, harp, clarinet, cello, recorder, medlodica,
guitars, keyboard and percussion.

Songs will include San Francisco Bay Blues, The Last Thing on My Mind, Feeling Good, Walking on Sunshine, Chuck E’s in Love, He wants you, Hit the road Jack, I shall be released, Gimme that Swing, The Lord Giveth & the Landlord Taketh Away, Walking into doors and many more.

Supper will be available for a donation. Inquiries to Robert on 9807 6728 or 0415 198 475.

Your Chamber of Commerce meets

EASTWOOD: Next meeting Monday September 10 6.15pm for 6.30pm.  Enquiries president Vic Tagg 0412 369 510 or secretary Steve Colquhoun
9874 0221. 

EPPING: Chamber enquiries President Tony Hackett 9869-8900; 0418
413 226 or secretary Betty Ockerlander 8876-5888.

GLADESVILLE: Gladesville Property Changes and Business Networking
Thursday August 23 at Gladesville RSL Club from 6pm to 8pm. Information
session on local property developments. Enquiries President Max
McFarlane email: [email protected]

WEST RYDE: Business After Hours Thursday August 16 hosted by
Northern Districts Physiotherapy, 95 Ryedale Road, West Ryde at 6pm.
Enquiries President Nora Etmekdjian 0417 699 955.

DRUMMOYNE: Meet first Wednesday each month. Next meeting  September 5. Enquiries Secretary Alex Elliott 0438 774 323 or Vice President Paul Harcombe 0438 089 900.

RIVERSIDE BUSINESS CHAMBER: Next Business After Hours Business After Hours hosted by Tax Store, Suite 6, Level 2, 64 Talavera Road, Macquarie Park on September 3 from 5.30pm to 7pm. Next event, Invitation to visit CSIRO Bradfield, 22 August. Enquiries Sabrina Ferguson 9952 849

Ryde Arthritis Support Group

Ryde Arthritis Support Group speaker for Thursday August 23 will be Monica Kubizniak, Dietitian from BJC Healthcare who will be  accompanied by Tim Lee.

Following a great talk in 2017 members asked for Monica to do a follow up 

The Group meets at 1pm at Ryde Eastwood Leagues Club West Ryde. Enquiries to Doris Carrall phone 9817 7470 or Mary Walker 0402 257. Members and visitors are all welcome.