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Published January 2nd 2018
Choose your event from this list
As a Senior citizen in the City of Stirling, I am sometimes looking for things to do, and the City of Stirling has a wonderful programme throughout the year - this is a list of the events for seniors, up until March, 2018.
CITY OF STIRLING RATINGS RATING 1 These activities may require minimal physical exertion to:
Walk short distances at a leisurely pace
Walk on mostly even, flat surfaces
Minimal standing or steps
If travelling on the Stirling Silver Bus you must be able to negotiate four steps to get on and off the bus unassisted.
These activities may require moderate physical exertion to:
Walk significant distances at a moderate pace.
Walk on moderately uneven and/or sloped surfaces.
Climb some steps independently.
Stand for periods of time up to 15 minutes
1. CRAFTERNOONS This is an afternoon where you can do whatever craft you are interested in. If you are a "crafter" and also likes to socialise, this is one for you!
Paint, draw, knit, crochet, sew....
These are held Tuesdays at 1.00 pm at the Osborne Activity Centre. You will meet lots of friendly people who are keen to craft away doing knitting, crochet, sewing or drawing, and at the same time, have a chat!
2. TWILIGHT MOVIE For this movie, you will get a complimentary drink in the courtyard, before you see Baz Luhrmann's musical, and you can partake of some wine and cheese before settling down to watch Moulin Rouge.
This is a RATING 1, booking No. SSP015, and will be on Friday 2nd February from 7.00 pm to 10.30 pm. Cost is $10, and it will be at the Osborne Community/Activity Centre.
3. DAY TRIP TO YORK Have a day in lovely YORK!
You will have a local guide for an interesting tour of WA's oldest inland town. Then spend some time wandering around town where there is a museum, shops or just enjoy lunch or a drink at one of the local cafes. You could also BYO.
This is a RATING 2, booking number is SSP16, and it will be on Tuesday 6th February from 8 am to 4 pm. Cost is $10.00 and meet at Balga Community Centre.
4. COMMUNITY BOARD GAMES SOCIALS This is for rediscovering board games, as well as meeting with people of all ages who meet monthly to have fun! This session is intergenerational and we encourage you to bring your grandchildren if they are 7 or older.
Anyone for chess!
No booking is required as you just turn up whenever you feel like it, and it is a RATING 1. It will be held on Saturday 17th February and 17th March, from 1 pm to 8 pm. It is a free event and will be held at Bob Daniel Community Centre
5. SWAN VALLEY & BELLS RAPIDS
This morning will start with morning tea in the Swan Valley at the Maison SaintHonore Café. Then on to the unique Bells Rapids circuit walk trail which passes along the Swan River, and is an ideal spot for your BYO picnic.
This is a RATING 1, is booking number SSP17, and is on Wednesday 14th February from 9.30 am to 4.00 pm. Cost is $15.00 and meet at Bob Daniel Community Centre Should you wish to walk as well it is a RATING 2.
6. LUNCH & SOCIAL CLUB
You will see the movie LOVER COME BACK and have a fabulous two-course meal. This one is ideal for those who like to socialise and make new friends.
Lunch and a movie
This is Booking No. SSP18 on Wednesday 14th February, and SSP24 on Wednesday 14th March when the movie will be 3 RING CIRCUS. It is from 12.30 pm to 3.30 pm and cost is $15.00. It will be held at the Osborne Community Centre.
7. GLOUCESTER PARK CHINESE NEW YEAR
Enjoy a delicious Chinese buffet meal in the Beau-Don function room which overlooks the track, whilst watching the excitement of harness racing. Celebrate Chinese New Year watching the fireworks after the last race.
This is a RATING 1 and booking no. is SSP19 on Friday 23rd February from 4.30 pm until midnight. Cost is $50.00 and meet at Osborne Community Centre.
8. WACA TOUR
The WACA is the iconic home of cricket in Western Australia and you will have a guided tour around the museum and other areas not always open to the general public. After the tour, enjoy a BYO picnic in the nearby Queens Gardens.
This is a RATING 2 and booking no. is SSP20 on Wednesday 28th February from 9.30 am to 2 pm. Cost is $20.00 and meet at the Scarborough Community Centre.
9. SHOPPING CENTRE TRIP - GARDEN CITY
Bored with your local shopping centre? Would you like to see what another centre has to offer without the hassle of parking? Then join this group for a shopping trip south of the river!
This is a RATING 1, booking no. SSP21 on Friday 2nd March from 9.30 am till 2 pm. Cost is $5.00, and meet at Bob Daniel Community Centre.
10. SCULPTURES BY THE SEA
Here there will be over 70 local, interstate and international artists who will transform the popular Cottlesloe Beach into a stunning sculpture park. You will explore this area on your own, make new friends and have plenty of time to buy lunch at one of the local cafes or BYO picnic to eat in a shady spot.
This is a RATING 1, booking no. SSP22 on Wednesday 7th March from 10 am to 3 pm. Cost is $10.00, and meet at Balga Community Centre.
11. ROTTNEST DAY TRIP
You can sit on the beach, see marine life and meet the happiest little animal on earth, all on Rottnest Island. The Explorer bus provides an easy and convenient way to explore the island and this is a 90 minutes trip. You can hop on and hop off the bus at designated stops and make the most of your day out.
There are plenty of food and drink opportunities close to the visitor's centre or you can bring a picnic. Staff and volunteers will accompany you on the outward and inward ferry but once on the island, you have the option to do whatever you wish.
A cute quokka on Rottnest Island
This is a RATING 1, booking no. SSP23 on Tuesday 13th March from 8.30 am to 5.30 pm. Cost is: $55.00 (includes ferry ride but no bus tickets), and pick-ups by Stirling Silver bus are from Balga Community Centre at 9 am and from Bob Daniel Community Centre (Inglewood) at 8.30 am.
NUMBERS ARE LIMITED FOR THIS ONE, SO BOOK EARLY.
12. BURSWOOD PARK - GUIDED TOUR AND PICNIC
Enjoy a guided walking tour of the park, highlighting Western Australia's history and unique flora and fauna. There is also a heritage trail that takes you around the park, which features bronze sculptures of historic figures. Maps of heritage trail will be provided.
Morning tea is inclusive, however BYO picnic lunch.
This is a RATING 1, booking no. SSP25, and it is on Monday 19th March from 9.00 am till 3.00 pm. Cost is $10.00, and meet at the Scarborough Community Centre
Most of these require booking ahead, and you can find out more information at this website, email: email@example.com; or phone: (08) 9205 8555.