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Seniors Week in Canterbury 2015 (Free Events)

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This Seniors Week why not enjoy free activities & games?
This year, the Mayor of Canterbury has extended Seniors Week, so that there are more events held over a month!

March 9th till April 5th will be filled with many free and exciting events for you to enjoy with some events ranging from concerts, historical bus tour, various walks, exercise programs, financial information, gardening workshops and plenty more...

Please note that some events require a booking so please see website for all information.

See the list below for all free events happening this Seniors Week in and around the Canterbury region:

1. Cancer Council Healthy Lifestyle Presentation
When: 10 March 2015: 10am-11am
Where: Cancer Council, 9B Washington Ave, Riverwood
Details: Learn how to protect your health and staying well. Morning tea will be provided.

2. Earlwood Adult Leisure and Learning Open Day
When: 11 March 2015: 10am-1:30pm
Where: Earlwood Caring Community Centre, 15 Clarke St, Earlwood
Details: Learn everything there is to know about tapestry, rag doll making, card making, patchwork...

3. Seniors Friendly Badminton
When: 12 March 2015: 10am-1pm
Where: Iemma Indoor Sports Centre, 150 Belmore Rd North, Riverwood
Details: Enjoy a friendly game of badminton. Beginners are welcome.

4. City of Canterbury Senior's Concert
When: 12 March 2015: 10am-1pm
Where: Canterbury Leagues Club, 26 Bridge Rd, Belmore
Details: Enjoy a variety of entertainment, meet new friends and enjoy lunch...

5. Earlwood Seniors' Computer Club Open Days
When: 14, 21 & 28 March 2015 & 4 April 2015:
Where: Earlwood Senior Citizens Centre, cnr Homer St & Joy Ave, Earlwood
Details: This is a great opportunity to find out more about computers and how joining the club might benefit you.



6. Free Swimming Pool Entry
When: 14- 22 March 2015: Weekdays: 6am-8pm & Weekends: 7:30am-5pm
Where: Canterbury Aquatic & Fitness Centres, Phillips Ave, Canterbury and Centre Ave, Roselands
Details: Enjoy free entry to the swimming pools, all you need to do is simply show your Senior's identification!

7. Aqua Classes
When: 14, 15, 21 & 22March 2015: from 9:30am (Saturdays) & from 8:30am (Sundays)
Where: Canterbury Aquatic & Fitness Centre, Phillips Ave, Canterbury
Details: Enjoy free Aqua classes and free entry into the centre. Simply present your Senior's identification.

8. Birds of Wolli Walking Tour
When: 16 March 2015: 8am-11am
Where: Turella Reserve, Earlwood
Details: Enjoy and share a walk in Wolli Creek Regional Park as you discover the rich variety of birds found in this urban oasis. The tour requires walking and standing for 3 hours. Morning tea is provided.

9. Diabetes & Healthy Eating Workshop
When: 16 March 2015: 10:30am-12:30pm
Where: Punchbowl Community Centre, 44 Rossmore Ave, Punchbowl
Details: This workshop is filled with advice and tips as you learn all about healthy eating and diabetes prevention. A healthy lunch is provided.

10. Your Brain Matters
When: 16 March 2015: 10:30am-12pm
Where: Riverwood Community Centre, 151 Belmore Rd North, Riverwood
Details: Awaken your brain as you learn a range of strategies to keep your mind healthy and alert.

11. Creative Writing
When: 17 March 2015: 9:30am-11:30am
Where: Earlwood Senior Citizens Centre, cnr Joy Ave & Homer St, Earlwood
Details: This exciting event helps you to learn some exercises to get you started on your creative writing project. Morning tea is provided.

12. Happy & Healthy Aging
When: 18 March 2015: 9:30am- 12:30pm
Where: Belmore Senior Citizens Centre, Building 2, 38 Redman Pde, Belmore
Details: This forum provides information on how to stay happy and healthy. Morning tea provided.



13. Men's Coffee Club
When: 18 March 2015: 10am-12pm
Where: Earlwood Community Centre, 15 Clarke St, Earlwood
Details: This free event is for you men out there! Come along and meet the guys over coffee and board games...

14. Bunnings Gardening Workshop for Seniors (English with Greek translation)
When: 18 March 2015: 11am-12:30pm
Where: Riverwood Community Centre, 151 Belmore Rd North, Riverwood
Details: Learn from a horticulturalist about gardening in small areas including window sills. All materials will be supplied for this workshop.

15. Earlwood Art Group Demonstration
When: 18 March 2015: 2:00pm-3:30pm
Where: Canterbury Earlwood Caring Community Centre, 15 Clarke St, Earlwood
Details: Come along and enjoy an art demonstration by a local artist.

16. Cooks River Walk
When: 18 March 2015: 9:30am-11:30am
Where: City of Canterbury Administration Building Reception, 137 Beamish St, Campsie
Details: Come along and enjoy a leisurely walk alongside the Cooks River. Do bring water, sun block and a hat.

17. Greek Entertainment: Live Life through the Greek Spectrum
When: 19 March 2015: 11am-1pm
Where: Earlwood Senior Citizens Centre, cnr Joy Ave & Homer St, Earlwood
Details: Enjoy a celebration of the contribution by seniors from the Greek community with music, dancing and entertainment. Lunch is provided.

18. Historical Bus Tour
When: 20 March 2015: 10am-1:30pm
Where: Council Car Park, Shakespeare St, Campsie
Details: The Historical Bus Tour takes you on a journey of significant historical sites in the City of Canterbury.



19. Safety Talk for Seniors (English with Arabic translations)
When: 20 March 2015: 11am-12:30pm
Where: Riverwood Community Centre, 151 Belmore Rd North, Riverwood
Details: This talk teaches you how to stay safe at home, in your neighbourhood and on the road.

20. Sketching Outdoors
When: 23 & 30 March 2015: 9:30am-12:30pm
Where: City of Canterbury Administration Building Reception, 137 Beamish St, Campsie
Details: This event teaches you to sketch in the lovely Lofts Gardens, you can come to both sessions and beginners are welcome. You have the option to display your work in the Council foyer. Morning tea provided.

21. Seniors Friendly Table Tennis
When: 26 March 2015 & 2 April 2015: 9:30am-1:30pm
Where: Lakemba Senior Citizens Centre, 62 The Boulevarde, Lakemba
Details: Enjoy a morning of friendly table tennis. Beginners are welcome and can come to both sessions if you like! Morning tea is provided.

22. Low Maintenance Gardening & Planning for Retirement
When: 26 March 2015: 1pm-3pm
Where: Canterbury City Community Centre, 130 Railway Pde, Lakemba
Details: This is a perfect event for anyone who wants a low maintenance garden. Learn how to keep enjoying your garden for years to come. The event includes a presentation and fun hands on activities. Light refreshments provided.

23. Financial Information for Seniors
When: 31 March 2015: 1pm-2:30pm
Where: Canterbury Earlwood Caring Community Centre, 15 Clarke St, Earlwood
Details: Find out about income and assets for age pensions and Australian Government payments. Afternoon tea provided.

24. Tour of Cup & Saucer Wetland & Creek Cup & Saucer Wetlands
When: 1 April 2015: 9am-11:30am
Where: Heynes Reserve, Berna St, Campsie
Details: Come along for an easy stroll around this man-made wetlands and learn how they improve water quality and support wildlife. Light refreshments provided.

25. Know Your Car: Interactive workshop for women
When: 2 April 2015: 2pm-4pm
Where: Council Car Park, Shakespeare St, Campsie
Details: This is for the ladies to learn how to maintain tyres, check fluids and do monthly checks on your own car. The event provides information and demonstrations. Do bring your car. Afternoon tea provided.
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Why? Enjoy free 'Senior Week' events in the Canterbury region...
When: 10 March 2015- 5 April 2015
Where: See above for all address details
Cost: Free
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