Upcoming Seniors Bus Trip
The July 28th Seniors Bus Trip will be to the Penrith Regional Gallery to see the exciting exhibition ‘American Visionary: John F Kennedy’s Life and Times’.
If you are interested in attending, please RSVP to the Centre ASAP.
Bug Club in July
Our last Bug Club was a huge success, and happily we will be running it again on July 23rd, from 8.30am to 12pm at the Centre.
Everyone is welcome to come!
Science at the Local July
On July 23rd, at 2.30pm, the Science at the Local is hosting a special talk by Tim Low at the Blue Mountains Theatre and Community Hub. Tim is a biologist, environmental consultant and author of seven books. He writes broadly on Australia’s ecology: its birdlife, and wild foods; the plant and animal species thriving in our urban spaces, and those fighting for survival in wild habitats.
Where Song Began and The New Nature: A talk by Tim Low
Co-sponsored by the Blue Mountains Conservation Society & Science at the Local
Free tickets can be booked via https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/tim-low-where-song-began-the-new-nature-tickets-34099801424
Our first Bug Club in June
The Springwood Neighbourhood Centre was open Sunday the 25th of June with the Springwood Growers Market. We welcomed any one to come in and say from 8.30am til 12pm.
We hosted a Bug Club for young and young at heart on the 25th. It was a huge success, with over 200 people coming into the Centre to see the bugs.
It will be running again next month, on July 23rd during the Growers Market.
The month of May was a rewarding and busy time with our usual services, community activities and an increase in people visiting our Centre at ‘The Hub’.
During Neighbourhood Centre Week, our gift vouchers distributed from the Town Square were a terrific way to encourage many new people to explore what goes on and information available at the Centre. Many local businesses and organisations donated prizes for the raffle that raised $284 towards our Emergency Food Relief program.
We are pleased to report that all raffle prizes have been picked up as per list published on Facebook. We very much appreciate this support from our local community.
For more information about what has been happening at the Centre, or to see the activities list for the next month, please see our NEWSLETTER.
Neighbour Day March 2017
Neighbour Day was celebrated on the last Sunday in March, with the aim of fostering strong personal connections that last the whole year round.
The annual theme for Neighbour Day 2017 was: The Importance of Social Connection for the Elderly.
In 2017, Neighbour Day fell on Sunday 26 March.
The principal aim of Neighbour Day is to build better relationships with the people who live around us, especially the elderly and vulnerable. Neighbours are important because good relationships with others can and do change communities. Social connection also makes us feel better as it helps prevent loneliness, isolation and depression. Neighbour Day brings together like-minded people, resources, and organisations to grow stronger, well connected communities.
The Springwood Neighbourhood Centre was open on the Sunday 26th morning, from 9am to 12pm. It was great to see people coming in and helping us celebrate.
International Women’s Day 2017
International Women’s Day 2017 was celebrated at the Blue Mountains Theatre and Community Hub, room 1, from 8.30am to 10.30am, on Friday March 10th.
The various speakers were fantastic, and a good time was had by all!
International Women’s Day is about celebrating social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women all over the world. This year the theme is ‘Be Bold for Change’.
Mental Health Month 2016
2016’s theme for Mental Health Month was Learn and Grow.
So what does this mean?
“According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), mental health is the state of well-being in which every individual with their own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and is able to make a contribution to their community… So for October 2016’s Mental Health Month, WayAhead is encouraging people and communities to learn more about mental health and use that knowledge to grow personally and take control of their mental wellbeing.” -WayAhead
The Springwood Neighbourhood Centre hosted several events for this Month.
Gratitude Tree at the SNCC- Come in and help it grow!
Our fantastic Gratitude Tree is growing!
Toolo-Blue Mountains Tool Library
There is a fantastic initiative called Toolo the Blue Mountains Tool Library. It works like a typical library, only instead of lending out books, it lends out tools.
SNCC Emergency Food Fundraising
Our annual Winter Food Drive is launched
For 39 years and counting, we have given out food parcels to adults and children in need within our community.
On average 6-7 families are helped each week. This service is not government funded and its a challenge to keep our food cupboards stocked to keep meeting the demand for this crucial community service!
We are raising funds to buy basic items such as long-life milk, cereals, tea/coffee, pasta, rice, sauces, spreads and hygiene items. Your monetary donations will be used to supplement the food donations our Centre receives – which in-turn are personally given out in emergency food parcels to people in need every week!
To help out, click HERE