A weekend of coffee, culture and fun in Lane Cove (must do events on 1 – 2 Nov 2014)

This weekend there is something for everybody in the Cove.  A coffee festival, music by the river and a family fun day.

Coffee Carnevale – Lane Cove Plaza 1 November From 9.30 am


This event kicks off in the Plaza from 9.30 am.  Nearly every Coffee Shop in Lane Cove will be offering a special deal on Coffee and coffee related items.  Even coffee shops that are not located in the Plaza will be represented.  There is a buzz about this event from serious coffee people.  ITC has seen tweets and Facebook posts about this event from people all over Sydney.  It is also not just about quaffing coffee and ordering a skim milk double shot extra hot latte.  There are also some fun activities for the kids.

There will be live entertainment, roving performers and a latte-art barista competition. There will be a buzz (not just from the coffee) with stilt-walkers, Brazilian drummers, jugglers, facepainters and hula-hoopers all making an appearance on the day.

A variety of local and visiting stalls will be on-hand with coffee related products such as coffee themed food, paraphernalia and craft as well as in-store promotions in participating businesses. Amongst all of this will be barista demonstrations and coffee tastings – locals can also try their hand at some Latte Art or an Aeropress Brewer.

The afternoon will include a Latte Art Smackdown run by the Australian Specialty Coffee Association.  So make sure you come to the Plaza on Saturday for a fun filled day of events.

Even the groovy pink van from Stella Bella Home (located on Burns Bay Road near Agora) will be venturing up into the Plaza.

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So come along and cheer on your fav Barista for the Latte Art Smackdown at 2pm.  Some of your favourite baristas were featured in today’s North Shore Times.  Photo Credit North Shore Times



Participating shops will be offering the special deals.  Also the Lane Cove Tea Towel is back just in time for Christmas and you can buy it from Stella Bella Homes or the The Cake Man Lane Cove.

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Don’t forget you could also be a winner. Locals have a chance to enter the draw to win a fabulous Bugatti Italy ‘Diva’ coffee machine valued at $999, donated by SANREMO Coffee Machines Australia. Just purchase a cup of coffee, tea or other hot beverage at participating cafes in Lane Cove before 12 tomorrow. The winner will be drawn between 2pm-3pm at the Carnevale event.  (terms and conditions available in-store and online).


Stackzone Cup Stacking – Lane Cove Plaza 1 November from 9.30 (as part of Coffee Carnevale)

A fun day tournament held by the NSW Stackzone association will be held as part of the the festival.  Whether you have stacked before or a complete novice – it does not matter.  Cups, mats and timers will be set up during the day so kids (or adults) can come along and have a go.  You will also be able to receive coaching from members of the Australian Stackzone Team (who knew one existed!!!).

9.30 – 10.30 General Practice/Coaching
10.30 – 11.45 Qualifying Times Set
12.00 – 1.00 Championship Stack-Off
1.00 – 3.30 Age Group finals/record breakers


Lane Cove Occasional Care Family Fun Day – Saturday 1 November from 9 am – 12 pm
1A Pheonix Street Lane Cove


Many Lane Cove residents have used the Lane Cove Occasional Care facility over the years.  They would love you to come along and help them raise some funds.  There will be a jumping castle, cake decorating, playsand and much more.  Of course there will also be a snag sizzle (frankly it nearly unaustralian to hold a fundraiser without a snag sizzle!!).  Entry is free, so come along and have a fun morning.

Jack and the Beanstalk – Lane Cove Theatre Company  Final Two Performances
31 October 7.30 pm and 1st November 2.00 pm


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Times are tough in the town of Lana Cové, but when our hero, Jack, and his mother are forced to sell their beloved cow to survive, they spark a chain of events the likes of which Lana Cové has never before seen. The least of their problems?

The gigantic magic beanstalk that has mysteriously sprouted in Jack’s front garden… Join Jack and his friends in this traditional musical pantomime as they fight against the monstrous, man-eating giants and the tyranny of the Sheriff to restore peace to the enchanting village of Lana Cové.

This play is written and directed by Sarah Edwards.  She is only in her twenties and she has packed the play with heaps of  Lane Cove references and political satire (yet the kids still love).  ITC’s favourite was the town Sheriff (a true pantomime villain and ITC could have sworn it was in fact Jane Lynch aka Sue Sylvester from Glee playing the role).  The performance on Friday 31st is dress up night – children who come dressed as Halloween characters could win a lucky door prize.

Kit Kirkwood Hall, Lane Cove Public School Hall. Bookings through TryBookinghttp:// www.trybooking.com/FRWD


Music By the River Lane Cove Concert Band – Sunday 3 November from 3 pm to 6 pm 
Tambourine Bay Reserve (Riverview)

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Come and join the Lane Cove Concert Band, the Lane Cove Public School Band, the Stringy Bark Jazz Band and more.  Free music, Children’s activities, Snag Sizzle or BYO Picnic.

ITC hopes you can attend at least one of these events.  Check out our Facebook Page for updates or subscribe to our newsletter so that this information is in your inbox to keep!!!

Thank you to  Caesars Pizzeria and Italian Restaurant for sponsoring this blog.  If you want to have pizza this weekend, then you know where to go!!

Caesars Pizzeria & Italian Restaurant
43 Burns Bay Road
Lane Cove NSW 

Open every night except Tuesday.   Dine in or Pick Up or there is home delivery from 5pm to 10 pm.  They deliver to Chatswood West, Greenwich, Lane Cove, Lane Cove North, Lane Cove West, Linley Point, Longueville, Northwood & Riverview.

Website:  www.caesarsitalianrestaurant.com.au
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