Who can you call?
The holiday period can be a difficult time, and many local resource centre’s are on break, including Springwood Neighbourhood Centre.
When this is the case, it’s important to know the numbers you CAN call:
Lifeline Australia: 13 11 14
Beyond Blue: 1300 224 636
Kids Helpline: 1800 551 80
Confidential Helpline: 1800 737 732
Mensline: 1300 78 99 78
Relationships Australia: 1300 364 277
Domestic violence line: 1800 65 64 63
Link 2 home: 1800 152 152
January Break Times
The Centre will be closed from 12:30pm on Friday, 21 December 2019 until 29 January 2019 – except on Thursdays mornings, January 10th, 17th & 24th from 9:30am to 12:30pm Centre open on these dates/times for community members who may wish to access Community Food Relief parcels or use of drop-in lounge.
The Centre will operate its usual opening hours from Tuesday, 29 January 2019
Final 2018 S.T.E.A.M
The final Sunday S.T.E.A.M for this year is all about robots! Come along to the Centre during the Springwood Growers Market, and check out all the amazing things about robots.
Art Social and Artscope Art Exhibition
The Annual Springwood Art Social and Artscope Pop-Up Exhibition is happening on Saturday 8th of December at the Springwood Presbyterian Church hall.
The Exhibition is FREE to go see, and many of the art works there will be for sale. Plus, 10% of the proceeds of the sales is donated to the Springwood Neighbourhood Centre to help pay for Food Relief.
Springwood Neighbourhood Centre’s Christmas Raffle
Be quick & buy your raffle tickets at our Centre for our exciting Christmas Raffle ($5 for one ticket or $10 for three tickets). All proceeds will go to SNCC’s Community Food Relief program and transport assistance!
1st prize is a two night stay at Melaleuca Mountain Retreat.
2nd prize is an overnight stay at the Fairmont Resort.
3rd prize is a Lilianfels Blue Mountains Resort & Spa High Tea for two …
Other prizes include: Priceline Springwood gift pack, ALDI Christmas Hamper, The Turning Page Bookshop gift voucher and two double passes from BMCC Springwood Hub to attend Morning Melodies in 2019.
Tickets available now from Centre & throughout December 2018 and also on Springwood Village Christmas Shopping Night, December 13th in Town Square. Raffle drawn on Monday, December 17th and winners notified by telephone and announced on our Facebook page 📢💜😃
Raising Kin (formally Raising Grandchildren)
Raising Kin is coming up on Wednesday 7th of November 2018.
For more information, check out the Facebook Event.
Science at the Local
11th of November 2018 Schedule
Don’t forget the final Science at the Local – Blue Mountains for 2018!
Here’s what is on tap….
Why I am Building a Model of a Bee Brain?
Andrew Barron,, Department of Biological Sciences
Let Them Eat Meat: the World of Carnivorous Plants
Greg Bourke, Curator Manager
Blue Mountain Botanic Garden
See the Event for more details!
Bee Friendly Event
Bee Friendly at the SNCC
During the Springwood Growers Market, the Centre will be hosting a ‘Bee Friendly’ morning, with help from the fabulous ‘Amateur Beekeeping Association NSW‘. All are welcome, and the event is FREE.
Author Talk – Stephen Gapps
Stephen Gapps – The Sydney Wars
In conjunction with The Turning Page Bookshop, we are pleased to be presenting another author event.
Stephen Gapps is a Curator at the Australian National Maritime Museum. In 2014 he developed the War at Sea – The Navy in WWI exhibition. He was previously responsible for the collection areas of Environment and Industry. In 2015 Stephen developed a display showcasing Australian and Indonesian maritime connections. He has research interests in early colonial Australian history, Pirates and Vikings.
Stephen’s book about the Sydney Wars tells the history of military engagements between Europeans and Aboriginal Australians – described as ‘this constant sort of war’ by one early colonist – around the greater Sydney region. Telling the story of the first years of colonial Sydney in a new and original way, this provocative book is the first detailed account of the warfare that occurred across the Sydney region from the arrival of a British expedition in 1788 to the last recorded conflict in the area in 1817.
Tickets are available from Springwood Neighbourhood Centre, and The Turning Page Bookshop. ]
New Senior Bus Trips
Senior Bus Trips
The Springwood Neighbourhood Centre is once more running Seniors Bus Trips! Spaces always go quickly, so please RSVP as soon as possible to the Centre on 4751 3033.
October 12th – Wildwood Garden – Bilpin
October 23rd – Nepean Bell
November 21st – Arms of Australia Inn Museum
December 14th – Christmas Lights Tour