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Archive - January 2019

Sharing The Library Love This Valentine's Day At Blue Mountains Library
31 Jan 2019
Sharing The Library Love This Valentine's Day At Blue Mountains Library
Known as Valentine's Day, February 14 is also officially Library Lovers' Day. 
Library Lovers’ Day Story Writing Competition 2019
31 Jan 2019
Library Lovers’ Day Story Writing Competition 2019
Library Lovers’ Day, 14 February 2019, is an opportunity for libraries and library users to celebrate all the ways that love can be found in the library. Organised by the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA), this annual event involves hundreds of libraries and thousands of library users. 
Work to Start on Hazelbrook Station Accessibility Upgrade
31 Jan 2019
Work to Start on Hazelbrook Station Accessibility Upgrade
Early work to make Hazelbrook Station accessible will start later this month after the project received formal planning approval. 
Outstanding Citizens and New Citizens Recognised in Blue Mountains
30 Jan 2019
Outstanding Citizens and New Citizens Recognised in Blue Mountains
Blue Mountains City Council recognised three local citizens for their outstanding contribution to the community and welcomed 17 residents as Australian citizens at the 2019 Blue Mountains Local Citizen of the Year Awards and Citizenship Ceremony held at the Blue Mountains Theatre in Springwood on Saturday. 
There's Still Time to Apply for Harding Miller Foundation’s Opera Scholarship
29 Jan 2019
There's Still Time to Apply for Harding Miller Foundation’s Opera Scholarship
Applications are open for the 2019 Harding Miller Foundation Operatic Scholarship helping amplify the voice of female opera singers in Australia. Applications close on Thursday 31st January. 
Learn To Swim Term 1 2019
29 Jan 2019
Learn To Swim Term 1 2019
J M Robson Aquatic Centre is still currently taking enrolments for Term 1 swimming lessons for 2019. 
Tarella Open Day
29 Jan 2019
Tarella Open Day
On Sunday 27 January, 2019, the Blue Mountains Historical Society’s 19th century cottage museum, Tarella, at Wentworth Falls, will be open for viewing from 10.00 am until 3.00 pm. 
Responsible Cat Ownership
28 Jan 2019
Responsible Cat Ownership
Responsible cat ownership plays a key part in protecting our unique native wildlife. 
Seeking a Less Conventional Way to Get to Jenolan?
28 Jan 2019
Seeking a Less Conventional Way to Get to Jenolan?
Most visitors come to Jenolan by car or coach. But why be conventional? Try something different with Tread Lightly Eco Tours. 
Blue Mountains Historical Society - Meeting and Public Talk: 19th Century Country Retreats in Faulconbridge
27 Jan 2019
Blue Mountains Historical Society - Meeting and Public Talk: 19th Century Country Retreats in Faulconbridge
On Saturday 2 February 2019, commencing at 10.30 am, the Blue Mountains Historical Society will conduct the first of its regular monthly meetings and public talks for 2019 at the History Centre at 99 Blaxland Road, Wentworth Falls. 
My Health Record Empowering Older Australians to Travel with Peace of Mind
27 Jan 2019
My Health Record Empowering Older Australians to Travel with Peace of Mind
Living on the road means sometimes visiting a new doctor is necessary, as local North Richmond couple Ray and Lorraine Gardner discovered when they started travelling. 
Local School Crowned Lunchbox Legends
27 Jan 2019
Local School Crowned Lunchbox Legends
Lithgow primary school students are paving the way towards more environmentally friendly lunches, thanks to a Council program aimed at reducing the amount of packaging in school students’ lunchboxes 
Australia Day - JM Robson Aquatic Centre
26 Jan 2019
Australia Day - JM Robson Aquatic Centre
J M Robson Aquatic Centre Australia Day Celebrations

J M Robson Aquatic Centre has scheduled a free entry fun day for Australia Day with lots of fun activities to partake in. 
Celebrate the Year of the Pig at Scenic World in the Blue Mountains
26 Jan 2019
Celebrate the Year of the Pig at Scenic World in the Blue Mountains
Scenic World is inviting visitors from near and far to celebrate Lunar New Year in the Blue Mountains this February, with a range of exciting activities on the agenda to usher in the Year of the Pig. 
The Songs of Dolly Parton in The Coat of Many Colours
26 Jan 2019
The Songs of Dolly Parton in The Coat of Many Colours
A tribute to a living legend at The Joan! 
Stay at Jenolan for the Six Foot Track Marathon
25 Jan 2019
Stay at Jenolan for the Six Foot Track Marathon
The finish line for Australia's biggest off road marathon is right outside Jenolan Caves House hotel. So, imagine yourself staying the night in historic surrounds, then staking out the perfect position on the shady Caves Cafe verandah, with a coffee (or wine or a beer). 
Politically Incorrect Funnyman Kevin Bloody Wilson Announces F.U.P.C Tour 2019
25 Jan 2019
Politically Incorrect Funnyman Kevin Bloody Wilson Announces F.U.P.C Tour 2019
There are few comedians on the touring circuit today who tackle subjects with such aplomb as funnyman Kevin Bloody Wilson. He is politically incorrect, direct, he doesn’t mince his words and he doesn’t rely on subtlety to get his point across – he is a breath of fresh air compared to his contemporaries who often walk about on eggshells. 
Major Liveability Transformation for Penrith and the Lower Mountains
24 Jan 2019
Major Liveability Transformation for Penrith and the Lower Mountains
Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith and Minister for Cities, Urban Infrastructure and Population, Alan Tudge today announced that community infrastructure and public spaces across Penrith and the Lower Blue Mountains will receive a boost, with the announcement of successful projects under Round One of the Western Parkland City Liveability Program, part of the Western Sydney City Deal. 
Blue Mountains City Council Secures $18.7 Million City Deal Funding
24 Jan 2019
Blue Mountains City Council Secures $18.7 Million City Deal Funding
Community infrastructure and public spaces across the Blue Mountains will receive a boost, with the announcement of successful projects under Round 1 of the Western Parkland City Liveability Program, part of the Western Sydney City Deal. 
Australia Day Celebrations across the Lithgow Region
24 Jan 2019
Australia Day Celebrations across the Lithgow Region
Australia Day will be celebrated across the region on Saturday 26th January with free activities and entertainment for everyone. The Ambassadors Address to be given by notable TV personality Scott McGregor. 
Support for Knapsack Park Upgrade
23 Jan 2019
Support for Knapsack Park Upgrade
Blue Mountains Mayor Mark Greenhill and Federal Member for Macquarie Susan Templeman have joined forces to welcome the upgrade of facilities at Knapsack Oval in Glenbrook. 
Jamison Park to Receive Multi-Million-Dollar Upgrade
23 Jan 2019
Jamison Park to Receive Multi-Million-Dollar Upgrade
Jamison Park is set to receive a multi-million-dollar upgrade as part of a $100 million NSW Government program to build new and upgraded sports facilities across Sydney. 
Let’s Rid the Blue Mountains of Illegal Dumping
22 Jan 2019
Let’s Rid the Blue Mountains of Illegal Dumping
The dedicated team of professional investigators from the Western Sydney based Regional Illegal Dumping Squad (RID) have been fighting illegal dumping across the Sydney Region for the past two decades and they expanded their operations into the Blue Mountains this month. 
Pianoforte – Information Session on Legal Issues for Older People
22 Jan 2019
Pianoforte – Information Session on Legal Issues for Older People
Pianoforte is an important community education program that deals with the issue of elder financial abuse. This presentation explores issues older people might face when planning for the future and provide information from experts on where to get help and advice. The program is a partnership between the State Library of NSW, Legal Aid NSW, Seniors Rights Service and other legal assistance agencies including community legal centres. 
Lithgow LGA Australia Day Ambassador Announced
21 Jan 2019
Lithgow LGA Australia Day Ambassador Announced
The Australia Day Council has announced our Australia Day Ambassador. Scott McGregor will give the 2019 Australia Day address at the Lithgow Australia Day Ceremony in Queen Elizabeth Park. He will also visit other major centres in the Lithgow LGA on Australia Day. 
Calling for New Members for Our Youth Council
20 Jan 2019
Calling for New Members for Our Youth Council
Blue Mountains City Counil are looking for new members for the Blue Mountains Youth Council. 
1860 Descent into the 'Blackest Midnight Darkness'
20 Jan 2019
1860 Descent into the 'Blackest Midnight Darkness'
Even today, with technological aids such as mapping and digital survey equipment, caving is an inexact science. Cave exploration is still a case of wriggling down a hole and hoping to find something! In 1860 it was far more dangerous! 
Fabulous Arts Projects Rolling Out in 2019
19 Jan 2019
Fabulous Arts Projects Rolling Out in 2019
The Blue Mountains City of the Arts Trust grant partners for 2018/19 came together recently to meet each other and to meet with the members of the Trust Advisory Committee and share the story of their creative and performing arts projects. 
Digital Art of Ageing Exhibition
19 Jan 2019
Digital Art of Ageing Exhibition
Check out the amazing Art of Ageing digital exhibition featuring some extraordinary seniors reaping the benefits of leading active and fun-filled lives – connected to their communities. 
A Fantastic Choral Opportunity for Blue Mountains Children!
18 Jan 2019
A Fantastic Choral Opportunity for Blue Mountains Children!
At the request of indigenous elder Aunty Carol Cooper, Blue Mountains Youth Choir has been invited to perform at the opening of the Zest Awards Ceremony on 15th February, 2019. 
Seniors Week Events - Poetry Slam Wordshops
18 Jan 2019
Seniors Week Events - Poetry Slam Wordshops
A poetry slam is the culminating event to be held as part of the celebrations for the 2019 Seniors Festival by Lithgow City Council and Lithgow Library Learning Centre. In the lead up to this event, spoken word wordshops will be held to give locals a chance to brush up on their poetry skills. 
Grass Maintenance – Know Your Responsibilities
17 Jan 2019
Grass Maintenance – Know Your Responsibilities
Over the last 4 – 6 weeks, the wider Lithgow area has been experience optimum growing conditions for grass and roadside vegetation. Wet nights and hot, sunny days have resulted in a significant growing season, stretching Council resources to its limits. 
Hat Fitz and Cara + Vanessa Caspersz in Concert at The Metropole Guesthouse
17 Jan 2019
Hat Fitz and Cara + Vanessa Caspersz in Concert at The Metropole Guesthouse
Hat Fitz and Cara can in no way be mistaken for a dainty duo. They are a striking pair who seldom fail to deliver an electric live performance on stage. 
Open Studio This Weekend at Penrith Regional Gallery
16 Jan 2019
Open Studio This Weekend at Penrith Regional Gallery
Penrith Performing & Visual Arts is delighted to announce that our studios are OPEN for business. Join studio resident artists Miguel Olmo and Marian Tubbs on Saturday 19 Jan for a free viewing in their studios for a chance to see their most recent work, talk about their ideas and learn what they plan to do next. 
Ruby Productions Presents Terms of Endearment
16 Jan 2019
Ruby Productions Presents Terms of Endearment
A beautiful adaptation of a movie classic, using a light touch to illuminate the deepest and most important expressions of compassion and human decency……. 
Irish Mythen Australian Tour Almost Sold Out
15 Jan 2019
Irish Mythen Australian Tour Almost Sold Out
Irish Mythen’s music is so powerful and beautiful you can’t help being instantly engaged. 
Celebrate the Legendary Sun Records with Sun Rising: The Songs That Made Memphis
14 Jan 2019
Celebrate the Legendary Sun Records with Sun Rising: The Songs That Made Memphis
Elvis, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Roy Orbison, Rufus Thomas Jnr, Howlin’ Wolf, and many more all had one thing in common – they launched their careers at the famous Sun Record Company in Memphis. 
The Orient Cave - Jenolan Caves Legendary Beauty!
13 Jan 2019
The Orient Cave - Jenolan Caves Legendary Beauty!
All of Jenolan's caves are spectacular. Some are huge, some feature water or unusual history, some take you very close to the crystal, some are full of variety. But The Orient Cave is undeniably Jenolan's most beautiful. 
All Ages Chess Club at Lithgow Library
12 Jan 2019
All Ages Chess Club at Lithgow Library
Join in the game enjoyed by millions worldwide! Starting February 2 2019, Lithgow Library will be hosting an all ages chess club. Everyone is welcome, from beginner to champion. 
Chamber Philharmonia Cologne Performing in Katoomba
11 Jan 2019
Chamber Philharmonia Cologne Performing in Katoomba
Don't miss this rare opportunity to experience one of Germany's finest ensembles, Chamber Philharmonia Cologne, performing on Thursday 14th February 2019 at St Hilda’s Church in Katoomba.
 
Lyttleton Stores in Lawson is Celebrating a Major Milestone!
10 Jan 2019
Lyttleton Stores in Lawson is Celebrating a Major Milestone!
People in Lawson, the Blue Mountains and beyond are celebrating with Lyttleton Stores as it reaches its third birthday and successfully transitions to a not-for-profit community-owned co-operative. 
Blue Mountains Pro Wrestling Returning 2019
10 Jan 2019
Blue Mountains Pro Wrestling Returning 2019
Blue Mountains Pro Wrestling are very excited to announce that Blue Mountains Pro Wrestling will be returning in 2019. 
Eskbank House Museum Summer Program - The Drawing Room
9 Jan 2019
Eskbank House Museum Summer Program - The Drawing Room
The community is welcome to the Eskbank House Museum summer program where it is cool in the house and there are chairs and tables under the shady trees for you to picnic, rest and enjoy. Complimentary tea, coffee and chilled water are available all day. 
Welcome to the 70's - First Show of the 2019 Morning Melodies Series at The Joan
9 Jan 2019
Welcome to the 70's - First Show of the 2019 Morning Melodies Series at The Joan
First up in January we take a trip back in time and into the decade that brought us flower power and flares in Welcome to the 70s, at The Joan. 
Over 200 Species Recorded at Jenolan Bioblitz
8 Jan 2019
Over 200 Species Recorded at Jenolan Bioblitz
At Jenolan, the main activity is exploring caves. So as visitors are often in a hurry, the enormous array of wildlife in the area around the caves tends to be overlooked. However, recently, Jenolan hosted a BioBlitz, organised by K2W Glideways, a local environmental organisation. In the full weekend of exploration, over 100 nature enthusiasts managed to spot and record a whopping 200 and more species. 
Plan Your Prehistoric Adventure Before Dinosaur Valley Dies Out
8 Jan 2019
Plan Your Prehistoric Adventure Before Dinosaur Valley Dies Out
Dinosaur Valley is in full swing this summer, but time is running out to see these prehistoric creatures in action before they die out… again! 
Shade Sails at Merv Crane Park, Cullen Bullen
7 Jan 2019
Shade Sails at Merv Crane Park, Cullen Bullen
New shade sails have been installed over the playground equipment at Merv Crane Park in Cullen Bullen. The shade sails were identified in consultation with the Cullen Bullen community, and made possible through Council’s Village Improvement Program. 
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