Fab Things to Do this Father’s Day Weekend in Lane Cove

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Enjoy your Father’s Day Weekend with some fab things to do in Lane Cove.

If you have not purchased your Father’s Day gift or booked a lunch, check out our suggestions here.

Friday Night – Listen to Live Music

It’s  a Gas Gas Gas at Unwined Bar this weekend with Luke and the boys singing this Friday night at the Unwined Bar.

Live Music is on at the Bar Blaq with the Breakaways.

If you are into Jazz there is Jazz tonight at The Lane Cove Country Club.

unwined bar

Saturday Morning

Dads are Great  9.00 am to 12 pm

Recognise dads’ important role in the family on the day before Fathers’ Day with a morning of fun and activities in Lane Cove Plaza.

dads are great

Growing Native Wildflowers  9.00 am to 12 pm

Discover the technique for growing many beautiful shrubs from cuttings such as Epacris, Grevillea and Correa at this hands-on workshop.

Bookings: Phone 9911 3583 or book online at www.lanecove.nsw.gov.au/bushcareevents

Saturday Night

The Enchanted Night Garden Saturday 3 September, 5:30pm – 9:00pm

Colourful lights, sculpture and atmospherics, combined with Don Murchison’s nature inspired leadlight

windows, will be all lit up for the occasion. Streams, ponds and waterfalls surround the Jungle Chalet, which becomes 90% surrounded by water. This is all part of Don Murchison’s Watergarden Artscape, which is set in a rainforest enclave beside the Lane Cove Bushland Park. Don has personally placed every piece of sandstone and every pebble to replicate nature in a miniature wonderland.

WHERE: Jungle Chalet, 37 Innes Road (Cnr Valleyview Crescent), Greenwich
WHEN: Saturday 10 September, 5:30pm – 9:00pm
COST: Adults $12, secondary pupils $6, children under 12 $4, families $25, healthcare card holder families $20, toddlers free
Don Murchison, 9906 2350, [email protected] or www.comedyspecialists.com.au/Art.html


Lane Cove Music and Cultural Centre Concert Saturday 3 September 5.30 to 7.00

The Lane Cove Music and Cultural Centre students perform for family and friends. This is the first of two Spring Concerts showcasing the students of Lane Cove Music and Cultural Association. Concert Master Diego Idarragar

Entry is free and all are welcome

Participation is open to all residents of Lane Cove. For further enquiries please contact the Director Robyn Mah on 9427 8027 or [email protected]

Sunday Morning

Lane Cove Fun Run September 4th 8.00 am to Midday

The Lane Cove Fun Run is on.  Nearly 1500 people have registered for the event.  It is going to be a great community event.  Even if you are not running, come down and meet your friends at the breakfast afterwards.  You can still register on the day but come early to complete registration.

Be among the crowd on the starting line when our local residents participate in the very first Lane Cove Community Fun Run.

Run with your family, friends and community through the beautiful streets of Longueville that will be closed for the duration of the event. The Lane Cove Community Fun Run is an event designed for people of all ages and abilities.  You can sprint, run, jog or walk and babies in strollers are most welcome. Prizes will be awarded for the fastest in each category over the 5km course.

You can choose to enter either the 2km LONGueville Dash or the 5km event (or both!) We encourage all participants to enter into the FUN of the event, dress up, get your kids to dress up and dress up those strollers!

ITC will be there to meet you when you finish the race.

Full event details HERE

Sunday Afternoon 1pm to 3 pm

Repair Cafe 

A group of Lane Cove residents have initiated a Repair Café to help address the growing amount of useable items going to landfill. The volunteers want to pass on practical skills and experience to others to ensure that things are used for longer, whilst also showing how satisfying, fun, and often easy, it can be to repair something.

Volunteers will help you fix the following: jewellery, ceramics, shoes, toys, clothes, zips, bags, as well as sharpening kitchen knives, secateurs and pruning tools; small woodwork repairs, household battery-operated items.

The Lane Cove Repair Cafe is located at the Uniting Church Hall on the corner of Pacific Highway and Mowbray Road (across the road from the Great Northern Hotel). There’s parking behind the church. It’s open the first two Sundays of the month from 1pm to 3pm.  Find out more here.

It was inspired by the worldwide social enterprise initiative www.repaircafe.org

Sunday Social Bowls – Lane Cove Bowling Club 2pm to 8 pm

Lane Cove Bowling Club is a small, friendly bowling club. They get together on Sundays for an afternoon of social bowls where they play strictly for the enjoyment. There are players from all levels and andthe club does its best to group players according to their experience. This is an ideal way for beginners to try it out and see if they like it. We have lots of loan bowls you can use and offer free coaching to get you going.

Please call us on 9428-4325 if you’d like more information or details.

Saturday and Sunday –  Explore Historic Carisbrook House

Carisbrook Historic House presents Life in the 1880s. An unrivalled chance to experience what life was like in the 1880s in Lane Cove. Visit Carisbook to hear the story of the Brooks family at the end of the 19th century. Wander through the rooms and feel what it was like to live back then when Lane Cove was mostly rural. COST: Adults $8; Concession $6; Family $20. ENQUIRIES: Terry Eakin, 9428 1364

A date to put in your diary is the High Tea at Carisbrook on 11 September – bookings are being taken now.

Carisbrook house

This is only the tip of the iceberg – there are more events in Lane Cove this week and they are listed in our Events Calendar.  Have we missed anything?  Remember if you are a community group we will list and promote your events for free.