Seniors Festival

Cost:Free and paid, see details below

Bookings:Booking Required


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Sutherland Shire Council is proud to present this program for the 2017 Seniors Festival. There’s a huge range of events and activities to enjoy and opportunities to be involved.  And it’s our chance to thank, celebrate and recognise you, our Shire seniors, for the role you play and the contributions you make to our community. 


View a pdf of the Seniors Festival Program 



Aged Care Expo

Tuesday 28 February, 9.30am to 12pm

Engadine Community Centre, Engadine Town Square - 1034-1036 Old Princes Highway

FREE, No Booking Required

The Sutherland Shire Aged Care Interagency is proud to present an Information Expo for older residents about local in-home and community services. Pop-up HealthOne checks will be available (for more information about these health checks see HealthOne's 15 March event on page 8 in this program). Call 9548 6000


Origami for the Household

Saturday 4 March, 10.30am to 12pm

Sutherland Library

FREE, Please Book

Learn how to make origami models with Gary Clark that you can use in your household. Call 9710 0351 or book online

Click here for Libraries Page


Shirley Valentine

Saturday 4 March, 8pm

Sutherland Entertainment Centre

Please Book, Bring Seniors Card

Follow middle-aged Shirley Valentine in an unexpected discovery of herself and rekindling of her childhood dreams, starring the talented, vibrant Mandi Lodge, with whom you’ll experience much humour, warmth, sympathy, and human insight. Tickets: Seniors Concession $44 Call: 9521 8888

Click here for Sutherland Entertainment Centre Page


Birds 'n' Breakfast with Bushcare

Monday 6 March, 8am

Taren Point

FREE, Please Book

Experience a morning of bacon and birdlife at the very popular Birds and Breakfast event. Bookings are essential for catering purposes. Call 9524 5672


Get Active

Friday 3 March to Sunday 12 March

Sutherland Shire Leisure Centres

You could win a 12-months FREE membership valued at over $800. The more times you visit the more chances you have to win.**Conditions apply. See website for details.

• Free entry for seniors accompanying grandchildren to swimming lessons.

• Free health screening.

• Mini assessments with our exercise physiologists - see if you qualify for the GP Referral Scheme. Call 8536 9777 for details and health screen times.

Click here for Leisure Centres Page


Sutherland Shire Council's Homemade Expo: Seniors Groups' Art, Craft and Food

Wednesday 8 March, 10am to 2pm

Sutherland Entertainment Centre

FREE, No Need To Book

Expo showcasing local seniors' talents and crafts including woodworking, pottery, painting, crochet, knitting, quiltmaking, card-making, calligraphy, singing, dance groups, and a baking competition. Join in, enjoy, learn, marvel, buy! Morning tea provided. Call: 9710 0333

Click here to register your craft


Sutherland Shire Council's Homemade Expo: Expo Homemade Bake-Off!

Wednesday 8 March, 10am to 2pm

Sutherland Entertainment Centre

FREE, Please Book

Bring homemade baked treats to the Expo Bake Off. Visitors will vote for favourites. Categories: cakes, biscuits, multicultural. Provide a list of ingredients. Entries limited. Bookings essential. Awards ceremony at 1pm. Call: 9710 0333

Click here to register for the bake-off


Spotlighting in the Royal with Bushcare

Wednesday 8 March, 7.30pm to 9pm


FREE, Please Book

What goes bump in the night? Spot the wildlife that are out and about when we are in bed. Please book early as this event fills quickly. BYO torches. Call: 9524 5672


Kayaking with Bushcare

Thursday 9 March, 9am to 1pm

Woronora to The Needles

FREE, Please Book

A guided kayaking river tour. All participants must be physically fit (able to paddle about 5km), and be confident swimmers to participate in this event. Call:9524 5672


Taming Technology: Cloud Computing

Thursday 9 March, 10.30am to 11.30pm

Sutherland Library

FREE, Please Book

If you’ve heard people referring to ‘The Cloud’ but don’t know what they mean, come along and find out what it’s all about.Dropbox, iCloud, Gmail - learn how to reap the benefits and avoid the pitfalls of cloud computing. Light refreshments will be served. Call 9710 0351 or Book Online


Let's Celebrate Together BeConnected Community Services

Thursday 9 March, 11.30am to 3pm

Club Kirrawee, 101 Oak Road North,Kirrawee

Please Book

BeConnected Community Services is delighted to celebrate our 'Inclusive Communities' for Seniors Week 2017 by hosting a Seniors’ Luncheon and Concert. Cost: $20-25 for lunch. Additional cost for transport.

The program includes: 2 course lunch, Musical entertainment from local school children, Local music group 'Musical Memories', Raffles, Lucky door prizes and much more.

Contact: Dianne Townsend, Jannali Branch or Call: 9528 6299


Cronulla Coast Walk with Bushcare

Friday 10 March, 9am to 12pm

Meet at Gunnamatta Park

FREE, Please Book

This free guided walk around the spectacular Cronulla Peninsula coastline is graded as easy with a little walking on sand. Please BYO morning tea and water. Sutherland Shire Council Bushcare. Call: 9524 5672


Botany Bay Family History Society Open Day at the Research Centre

Friday 10 March, 10am to 2pm

184 Gannons Road (South), Caringbah

FREE, No Need To Book

Experts will assist you to use the world-wide resources available to trace your family heritage. Noele Watkins (President) or Call: 0428 227 752


Calliarts - Learning how to create Cadels

Saturday 11 March, 1pm to 4pm

Sylvania Community Hall, Canberra Rd

Please Book

Learn the art of creating Cadels. A Cadel is a built up letter consisting of a series of separated interweaving strokes linked together. One of our experienced tutors will show you how to create them so you can then proceed to create your own. $10 plus Materials. Contact:


Sutherland Shire Council's Seniors Luncheon

Tuesday 14 March, 11.30am to 1.30pm

Sutherland Entertainment Centre

FREE, Please Book

Annual Seniors Luncheon. Enjoy lunch and entertainment while celebrating our Centenarians. Bookings open Wednesday 1 February. Call: 9521 8888

To book yourtransport, callActivus 8555 0000


Your Wellbeing, Your Plan

Wednesday 15 March, 10am to 11.30am

Orana Women's Health Centre346A Kingsway, Caringbah

FREE, Please Book

An interactive session including discussion around wellbeing, staying well, identifying goals and getting the most out of services. Light refreshments provided. Orana NSW Inc. Call Bernadette Hoy 9525 2058


Highlighting Health

Wednesday 15 March, 10am to 2pm

HealthOne, Sutherland HospitalKingsway and Kareena Rd, Caringbah

FREE, No Need To Book

Free health checks for men and women. Visit for information and advice about Type 2 Diabetes and Pre-Diabetes, pap smears, menopause and post menopause, as well as healthy cooking demonstrations and many other things. Light refreshments provided.HealthOne contact: or or Call: 9540 8181


Sutherland Shire Council's Seniors Concert

Thursday 16 March, 1.30pm to 3pm

Sutherland Entertainment Centre

FREE, Please Book

Annual Seniors Concert. Free tribute concert featuring live performances of music by Johnny O'Keefe, Neil Diamond and The King, Elvis. Bookings open Wednesday 8 February. Call: 9521 8888

To book your transport, call Activus Call: 8555 0000


Orana Adult Learning Open Day

Monday 20 March & Wednesday 22 March, 9am to 3pm

Stapleton Ave Community Centre 3A Stapleton Ave, Sutherland

FREE, No Need To Book

Discover the huge variety of courses that are held at this Centre. The activities include art, craft, exercise, discussion groups, French language lessons, card games, ukulele and computer classes. View the activities and meet the Tutors. Orana NSW Inc. Call: 9521 8280


Adult Learning Demonstration with Orana NSW Inc

Tuesday 21 March, call for exact times

Cronulla Plaza

FREE, No Need To Book

A demonstration of adult social groups including tai chi, ukulele, line dancing. Orana NSW Inc. Elizabeth O'Neil 9521 8280 or Pippa Dean 9525 4971


Small Works: Big Impact

Saturday 25 March to Tuesday 4 April, Open daily, 10am to 5pm

Hazelhurst Regional Gallery & Arts Centre, Broadhurst Gallery

FREE, No Need To Book

Exhibition by Bundeena Maianbar Art Trail Artists. Hazelhurst Gallery Call: 8536 5700 or visit the website Click here for Hazelhurst Website


Neighbour Day

Sunday 26 March

Make a date to meet or spend time with your neighbours.Whether it's a cuppa, a picnic in the park, or a message of support, Neighbour Day is the perfect opportunity to say thanks for being a great neighbour or to meet your neighbours for the first time. Maybe you can arrange a helpful trade? Seniors, why not trade your gardening skills for regular help taking the bins out? Call: 9710 0333 or email Sutherland Shire Council proudly supports Neighbour Day 2017


Adult Learning Demonstration with Orana NSW

Wednesday 29 March, 10.30am to 11.30am

Peace Park Sutherland(near Sutherland Entertainment Centre)

FREE, No Need To Book

A demonstration of adult social groups including tai chi, ukulele, line dancing. Orana NSW Inc. Call: Elizabeth O'Neill 9521 8280


Shire International Short Film Festival

Wednesday 29 March

Sutherland Entertainment Centre

Please Book, Bring Seniors Card

The Shire's own annual short film festival returns for its eighth season, with a unique program of never-before-seen short films from around the world, curated by Cinewest Artistic Director Vahid Vahed and selected by Shire seniors. You can vote to award the best film of the festival! Lunch + Movie 11.00am $11 Concession, Dinner + Movie 6.00pm $30, Movie Only 7.30pm $8

Bookings Call: 9521 8888 or Book Online


Connecting Well - Older Women's Wellness Expo

Thursday 30 March, 9.30am to 1.30pm

Sutherland Entertainment Centre


Older Women's Network NSW presents a free community event to promote the wellbeing of older women, increase community connections and motivate positive ageing. Featuring wellness enhancing stalls, local community services, like-minded groups, speakers and a forum. Light refreshments provided. Contact: or Call: 9519 8044

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