Community Diary: Weird, wonderful, and just plain wacky local events!
By ANNA USHER
Who said the lower north shore was full of conservative, stuffy old bores?!
There are some great community events worth checking out in the coming weeks, so grab the kids, the neighbours, your mates, and pets to discover what’s on in your own backyard.
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Harbour Bridge Party – Saturday 19 March
Campbells Cove is the place to be this weekend, as Sydney celebrates the 90th birthday of the Harbour Bridge.
The event kicks off at 10am with a Welcome to Country by Uncle Allen Madden, before the Bananas in Pyjamas take to the stage live.
From 10.50am families can try their luck at 1930s street games like Capture the Flag, checkers, and hopscotch.
Apple the Magician will dazzle the crowd with spellbinding 1930s magic tricks and families can also wander through a vintage car and bicycle display.
In the afternoon, Aria-Award winners James Morrison, Tex Perkins, Bjorn Again, and Christina Anu will take partygoers on a musical adventure through the decades.
Don’t miss Jem Cassar-Daley’s special tribute to the Bridge and Sydney’s Harbour at 7.30pm.
Doggy High Tea – Sunday 20 March
Fancy afternoon tea with your furry friend?
Treat your pooch to some fancy dog-friendly treats that your pup will love. This is a weird and wonderful one-of-a-kind experience for lower north shore pampered pets.
The canine menu is $45 per dog and includes a Wagyu sandwich, pate tartlet, beef slider, duck confit tortellini, strawberry cream puff and a puppuccino.
Spots are limited for this special 2pm – 4pm event at Café Lost & Found, 223 Miller St, North Sydney.
To book, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Tom Carroll at the Orpheum – Monday 21 March
A special Q+A event hosted by Tom Carroll is happening next Monday at the premiere of Facing Monsters, a new movie Directed by Bentley Dean (Contact, Tanna) and starring Western Australian surfer Kerby Brown.
Facing Monsters digs deep into the psyche of the ‘slab wave’ surfer, a man whose connection with the ocean runs as deep as his love for family.
Learn more about Kerby and join his quest to ride a ferocious slab wave in the deep Southern Ocean that no-one on the planet has ever surfed before. BOOK HERE.
Rogaining – Sunday 3 April
Looking for a fun, new activity to try with the kids? Why not try Rogaining?
Rogaining, a long-distance, cross-country orienteering sport, with teams of two to five people navigating check points marked on a map.
North Sydney Community Centre is hosting a six-hour Rogaine from 10am to 4pm on Sunday 3 April.
More than 400 participants are expected to tackle the course, which will take you from North Sydney to Longueville with some epic harbour views in the process!
You get to choose your own route and level of difficulty and don’t need any special gear.
Instruction is available for first timers. Form a team and register online HERE.
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