Pittwater Life May 2019 Issue


2019 Federal Election. Mackellar Candidates. Author Meg Keneally. National Volunteer Week. Help our Farmers. Dog Water Parks. Vanessa Amorosi. Retro Van Fun.

Club meeting at Mona Vale

Golf Club on Tuesday May

14. Gunter, who was employed

in setting up the cyber

network of undersea cables

and satellites with Teleglobe

Canada and OTC Australia,

will speak about generators,

their costs, future supply

and demand and electricity

storage. Meeting commences

10am, visitors welcome; more

info Geoff Sheppard 0437

274 074. The guest speaker

at Palm Beach Probus’

meeting at Club Palm Beach

on Wednesday May 15 is Ron

Humperson, whose talk is

called ‘Seniors v Computers’.

Ron is a former RAF

pilot whose second career

was with IBM. His interest

in computers has continued

in his retirement and

he understands the

problems many older

people have with modern

technology. Visitors welcome;

meeting starts 10.30am. More

info 9973 1247.

5 Lands Walk

Make a diary note to join the

5 Lands Walk celebration

on the Central Coast on

Piano pair in classic concert

Wyvern Music Forestville is presenting two rising talents

of the Australian piano scene – Maggie Wang and Rieko

Makita – performing some of the greatest piano music

by Bach, Chopin, Liszt and Ravel as well as Beethoven’s

remarkable Appassionata Sonata. The concert starts 4pm

on Sunday May 26 at 4pm at Our Lady of Good Council

Catholic Church, Forestville. Award-winning pianist and

Sydney Conservatorium of Music graduate Maggie Wang

is an active soloist and chamber musician, performing

regularly at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music Lunchtime

Concert Series. Rieko Makita is an emerging pianist

who has performed as a soloist in the Sydney Opera

House Concert Hall, SOH Utzon Room, City Recital Hall

and Chatswood Concourse. Tickets at the door (including

refreshments) $25 (full), $20 (concessions), children

under 16 free. More info 9416 5234.

Saturday June 22 with

cultural programs, dancing,

art exhibitions and more

spread across Macmasters

Beach, Copacabana, Avoca

Beach, North Avoca and

Terrigal. Highlights include

the infusion of Aboriginal

and Scottish culture with

didgeridoo and pipe bands;

Welsh singers and a return

of the Girrakool Blues

Festival Band Competition;

sculptural installations; a

Spanish-style community

fair and more. There’s a

free bus service on hand

to transport you to each

location. Fantasea ferries

depart Palm Beach for

Ettalong starting 7am, with

last return ferry 6.15pm.

More info 5landswalk.com.

au and fantasea.com.au

Permaculture tours

It’s a big month for

Permaculture Northern

Beaches, who are holding

an afternoon of activities

Continued on page 28


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