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Volunteers’ News – April 2023

Can autumn really be here? After the sweltering heat of recent weeks, the drop in temperature is so welcome.

NSW School Holidays commence Monday April 10 until Friday April 21. Check with your local council for holiday activities in your area.

Sydney Royal Easter Show – Friday April 6 to Monday April 17. Tickets can be purchased online and apparently daily on-site tickets are limited in number. All other information about the Show can be found on https://eastershow.com.au

The 41st Greek Festival of Sydney continues until May 27, 2023, ending in Greek Fest at Brighton on that day. Music, art and history events can be found at https://greekfestivalofsydney.com.au

Utopia Art Sydney at 983 Bourke Street, Waterloo, is showing works by artist Christopher Hodges depicting his interpretation of the central Australian landscape by decades of visiting the area, and looking at the way indigenous artists Albert Namitjira and Otto Pareroultja had depicted it. From Saturday April 1 until Saturday April 29, Tuesday to Saturday from 10am to 5pm. This is a free event.

Australian Heritage Festival is from April 10 to May 14 (includes World Heritage Day on April 18) and is in conjunction with the National Trust and local councils.

FILEF (Federation of Italian Migrants and their Families) and First Nations Photographic Exhibition at Leichhardt Library from April 1 to 28 between 10am-5pm.

Open Houses of Newtown Saturday May 6 from 3pm to 4pm at 26 Oxford Street, Newtown. Free Admission by e-ticket only from https://eventbrite.com.au/e/heritage-festival-2023

Waterloo Library temporary closure
Waterloo Library is closed for roof repairs and is expected to reopen in late July 2023. The returns chute won’t be open during this time. The nearest branch is Green Square Library.

Other events and activities for April
April 1 April Fool’s Day
April 20-22 Earth Day – find inspiration at https://earthday.org
April 20-25 World Allergy Week
April 22 Jelly Bean Day!

By the time of distribution, the outcome of the NSW Election may be finalised. Congratulations to all of those hardy souls who got elected or re-elected, and particularly to their selfless helpers, without whom it wouldn’t have happened.

Wishing all our volunteers, readers and supporters a very happy and safe Easter and school holiday break.

Until next time,
Pat Clarke

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