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SSC Newspaper : September 2013
NEED A JP? Justice of the Peace services are available at the Strathfield Library on Wednesdays from 11am to noon and on the fourth Tuesday of the month from 5:30pm to 6:30pm. BABY BOUNCE Sessions with music, rhymes and songs for babies aged up to three years run at Strathfield library every Tuesday during term time from 10am to 10:30am and 11am to 11:30am. For information call 8762 0222. LIBRARY SERVICES A home library service is available to residents unable to visit Strathfield Library due to disability. Volunteers deliver materials to residents fortnightly and a community bus service goes to the library on the first Wednesday of each month. Contact the Strathfield Library and Info Centre on 8762 0222. BAREFOOT BOWLS Play barefoot bowls at Dooleys Regents Park, Church St, Lidcombe. It cost $10 per person or $5 with a booking. Call Dooleys on 9644 2384. TRY CROQUET Strathfield Croquet Club opens its lawns to new players on Saturdays from 1:30pm to 3:30pm. Call the club on 9736 3410 for more information. YOUTH GROUP Homebush Uniting Church is holding a group for young people aged 10 to 16 on the first Friday of the month from 6:30pm to 7:30pm. Call Katy on 0419 449 590 for more information. FRIENDSHIP GROUP Come along to a weekly friendship group at St Thomas Church Hall in Enfield. The group meets from 11am to 2pm each Tuesday. Phone Neil on 9642 4564 or David on 8214 8397. CARING FOR THE ELDERLY Older residents are encouraged to join a free, confidential police register so their health and safety can be monitored. Phone Flemington Local Area Police Command on 9646 8691. CHINESE MIGRANT WELFARE ASSOCIATION This group provides playgroups, education, information and recreational services for the Chinese-speaking community. Call 9716 0612 or visit cmwa.org.au for more information. IMPROVE YOUR ENGLISH WITH EASY CONVERSATION CLASSES Free, easy English conversation classes for school students offer a chance to practise structured and unstructured conversation skills. Classes are held every Tuesday night of the school term from 7:30pm to 9pm at St Johns Anglican Church, 93 Newton Road, Strathfield West. For more information phone Shelly on 9763 1932 or Jenny on 9746 8777. THE SMITH FAMILY INNER-WEST COMMUNITY SETTLEMENT SCHEME This service provides assistance to migrants and refugees with settlement-related needs, including payment of electricity, gas and telephone bills. Contact the Smith Family on 9715 3497. PAINTING CLASSES Strathfield West Senior Citizens’ Club holds beginners’ painting classes on Mondays from 10am to 12pm at Strathfield Community Centre. Free for members, or $10 to join. There’s a small cost for morning tea and a pick-up and drop-off service. For more information phone Marlene on 9764 1037. HELP WITH GARDENING Garden Aid is a non-profit project helping financially disadvantaged and socially isolated people who are frail or living with a disability to convert their gardens into more low-maintenance areas. Cost: $25 per day, plus tip fees. Phone 9799 5099, email firstname.lastname@example.org. au or visit iwna.com.au CO.AS.IT ITALIAN HEAD OFFICE Co.As.It includes advocacy, counselling, day care, social groups, community settlement services, bilingual lessons and drug and alcohol services for the Italian-speaking community. Call 9564 0744 or visit coasit.org.au. AUBURN HOSPITAL The closest public hospital for Strathfield residents. Services include obstetrics, maternity, physiotherapy, general surgery, day surgery and an emergency department. Call 8759 3000. CHILD, ADOLESCENT AND FAMILY HEALTH This service provides social, emotional and physical support for families and kids aged five to 18. The group offers doctors, nurses, social workers, physiotherapists, speech pathologists and more. Call 9378 1100 or visit swaahs.nsw.gov.au. FLEMINGTON POLICE STATION Contact the Flemington Local Area Command to report crime on 9648 8699 or at police. nsw.gov.au. TRESILLIAN FAMILY AND BABY CARE Tresillian offers support and practical advice for families having trouble with infants and babies aged up to two. A 24 -hour helpline offers advice. Call 9787 0855 or visit tresillian.net. KARITANE Karitane provides support and education for families with children aged under five. Programs are designed to aid post-natal depression, emotional and psychological difficulties. Call 9399 6999 or visit karitane.com.au. Xxxx xxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxx SEPTEMBER 2013 18 Strathfield Scene COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD SEPTEMBER 7, 8 Director Sadaharu Muramatsu has put together a program in homage of the great composer, Johann Sebastian Bach. The Strathfield Symphony Orchestra will play Bach’s Sanctus which was composed in towards the end of his life. The orchestra will join forces with the award-winning Wesley Institute Choir to present Bach’s magnificent Mass in B Minor. Starts at 7pm. Cost: From $20. Strathfield Town Hall, Strathfield. www.strathfieldsymphony.org.au. BACH MASS IN B MINOR