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The days are getting longer thanks to daylight savings, and predictions are that we are in for a hot summer. Don’t forget sunscreen and plenty of water!

Community Cooking and Vertical Garden Program

Learn how to grow and cook herbs, fruit and vegetables and turn them into yummy, healthy meals. On Wednesdays 3pm to 6pm until December 12 at 24 Suttor Street, Alexandria. This is a free program but you can get further information by phoning 8512 8771.

 

Medicines and Falls: Risk Talk

Wednesday November 14, 10am to 11am at Cliff Noble Community Centre, Corner Renwick and Suttor streets, Alexandria. This is a talk on how medicines can affect your risk of falls. There will be a time for questions and answers. A free event, but all welcome.

 

Gentle Exercise in Alexandria

Tuesdays from 11am to 12pm and Thursdays from 10:30am to 11:30am, until December 20 and also at the Cliff Noble Centre, Alexandria. This would be a great follow-up to the previous talk and the class is relaxed and friendly. Newcomers are welcome and the cost is $2 per session. Phone 8512 8000 for more information.

 

Cana Farm Christmas Cakes

It’s that time of year again and I’m giving you a gentle reminder about the good people at Cana Farm and their Christmas fundraising ventures. The Christmas cakes are a big seller, and a 1kg cake costs $27.50, plus delivery. The cakes are very prettily wrapped and make great gifts. All profits from the sale of this year’s Christmas cakes will go directly towards supporting employment opportunities for those who are marginalised or disadvantaged. There are also jams, chutneys, coffee, olive oil and gift boxes and hampers. For a full list of cakes and gifts you can email for a catalogue or order form: info@canafarm.com.au or ring Danielle on 0410 688 444.

 

Masters of Modern Art from the Hermitage

What a wonderful opportunity to experience some of the modern art masters direct from the Hermitage, St Petersburg, including Monet, Matisse, Cezanne and Picasso.

At the Art Gallery of NSW until March 3, 2019. Cost is $28 Adult, $24 Concession and $20 for gallery members. There are lots of related events, including plenty for the summer School Holidays at www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au.

 

World Diabetes Day November 14 (Diabetes Australia)

I’ve become much more aware of diabetes, particularly type 2, since a few of my friends have recently been diagnosed. The world diabetes campaign is an event used to increase understanding of diabetes and to raise funds for research. The theme of World Diabetes Day 2018 is Family and Diabetes. The year’s activities and materials will focus on promoting the importance of screening to ensure early diagnosis of type 2 diabetes and treatment to reduce the risk of serious complications.

 

Get well, John!

Long-time volunteer sports writer and distributor John Lanzky was admitted to the Sydney Eye Hospital for a week in early November. Rest up, John, we wish you healing and peace.

 

Until next time,

Pat Clarke

distro@ssh.com.au

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