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$290, $280 for Members

Date:  Saturday 30-Oct-2021
Sat,Sun for 1 weeks (Full)
Time 8:00am for 23 hr
Venue:
Facilitator: Marilyn West
Full
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Tour higlights: Noble Falls, Jadran Wines, Historic Toodyay and Northam, Mount Brown Lookout and the York Ghost Tour. A wonderful weekend in and around Toodyay, Northam and York. Twin share comfortable Motel accommodation in York, cooked breakfast and evening meal included. Get in touch to pay single supplement $50

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$50, $45 for Members

Date:  Wednesday 10-Nov-2021
Single session (Open)
Time 12:30pm for 4 hr, 30 min
Venue:
Facilitator: Jeanette McQueen
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Ascot Racecourse, on the Swan River, is the home of summer horse racing in Perth. The Members' area on the top floor of the Grandstand gives a perfect view of the "Sport of Kings." Seated at tables in the Flying Colours Restaurant, guests will be served a two-course luncheon and can remain there for the afternoon. With a TV on each table, all of the action and betting prices are on view and a designated Tote is nearby.

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$15, $10 for Members

Date:  Wednesday 17-Nov-2021
Single session (Full)
Time 10:30am for 1 hr, 30 min
Venue:
Facilitator: Judy Daly
Full
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During 2021 the Art Gallery of WA has been undergoing extensive redevelopment. The November opening of the exciting roof exhibition centre and cafe area will showcase the 34-metre mural by Indigenous artist, Christopher Pease. The Lester Prize exhibition, one of this country's most prestigious fine art prizes - with both Indigenous and non-Indigenous works, will be on show. Our group will be accompanied by an extremely knowledgeable Gallery Guide. $5pp will be donated to the Gallery

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$17, $12 for Members

Date:  Tuesday 30-Nov-2021
Single session (Open)
Time 10:00am for 1 hr
Venue: Grove Library Precinct Grove Community Room
Facilitator: Jeanette McQueen
3 places remaining
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Bret Christian has been a newsman all his working life, beginning his career on the Perth Daily News, and working in Melbourne and Sydney before returning to Perth to start his own suburban Post Newspapers group. Bret spent many hours researching the police investigation into the Claremont serial killings. His book, Stalking Claremont, provides background information about the work carried out by police that eventually led to the arrest, trial, conviction and sentencing of Bradley Robert Edwards. Bret will explain what transpired over the twenty years that led to the ongoing fear that affected the people of Claremont and Perth until Edwards was caught.

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$50, $45 for Members

Date:  Saturday 13-Nov-2021
Single session (Open)
Time 2:00pm for 2 hr
Venue:
Facilitator: Jeanette McQueen
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Bright Star is a sweeping tale of love, regret and redemption wrapped up in a sweet bluegrass musical. Set in the American South, the story moves between the 1920s and 1940s. Performed by the talented Second Year Music Theatre students, it follows the journey of literary editor Alice Murphy as she attempts to discover the truth in her life. Book before 28 October.

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$20, $15 for Members

Date:  Friday 12-Nov-2021
Single session (Full)
Time 10:00am for 2 hr
Venue: Grove Library Precinct Grove Community Room
Facilitator: Melissa Frey
Full
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Facebook Marketplace is a free online store for buying, selling and trading items. Are you doing a spring clean and have come across items you no longer need, but don't feel inclined to just give away? Well, "one man''s junk is another man''s treasure," so come along and learn how to become a casual buyer and seller and put extra cash in your pocket.

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$44, $39 for Members

Date:  Tuesday 19-Oct-2021
3 weeks (Open)
Time 11:00am for 1 hr
Venue: Grove Library Precinct Grove Community Room
Facilitator: Janice Rooney
1 place remaining
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Alison Baverstock will guide you through low-impact exercises, fusing Pilates principles and Yoga movements with the support of a chair. Enjoy the many benefits of both without having to get up or down from the floor, including improved balance, strength, posture, coordination, concentration and flexibility, as well as stress reduction, improving overall immune function and boosting your mood.

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$17, $12 for Members

Date:  Friday 26-Nov-2021
Single session (Full)
Time 10:00am for 1 hr
Venue: Grove Library Precinct Grove Community Room
Facilitator: Connie Chapman
Full
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Dr David Cook, lecturer in Computer and Security Science at Edith Cowan University, returns to discuss the new and emerging areas of greatest concern in IT security, focusing on our everyday reliance on mobile phones. The increase in the use of text messaging by businesses is staggering, with a related change of behaviour by mobile users. David will also cover reliance on debit and credit cards, and some of the emerging trends in fraud and deception. This presentation will help in deciding what to trust and why.

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$20, $15 for Members

Date:  Friday 5-Nov-2021
Single session (Full)
Time 10:00am for 2 hr
Venue: Grove Library Precinct Grove Community Room
Facilitator: Melissa Frey
Full
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Find out how myGov can help you to manage your online government services easily. Learn how to set up and use your own myGov account and to link your Medicare, Centrelink and other government services to it. Become familiar with how to retrieve your email from government departments, how to claim medical expenses and how to retrieve your Covid-19 vaccination certificate.

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$25, $20 for Members

Date:  Sunday 24-Oct-2021
Single session (Open)
Time 3:00pm for 3 hr
Venue:
Facilitator: Jeni Owens
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Enjoy an afternoon of jazz with fellow WCC friends.

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$66, $61 for Members

Date:  Sunday 14-Nov-2021
Single session (Closed)
Time 4:00pm for 2 hr
Venue:
Facilitator: Connie Chapman

POSTPONED till 2022 - date tba There is simply no finer way to enjoy time in the heart of the city than with sunshine and shade, friends, laughter and sensational music. Relax in the glorious surroundings of the Government House Gardens and soak up the jazzy vibes. WCC has booked table seats.

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$17, $12 for Members

Date:  Friday 29-Oct-2021
Single session (Open)
Time 10:00am for 2 hr
Venue: Grove Library Precinct Grove Community Room
Facilitator: Judy Daly
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Julie de Jong is the Executive Director of the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety, WA, and was previously Executive Director - Industry, Science and Innovation. Julie will talk about the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) project, an international effort to build the world's largest radio telescope with eventually over a square kilometre (one million square metres) of collecting area.

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$45, $40 for Members

Date:  Saturday 6-Nov-2021
Single session (Open)
Time 9:30am for 4 hr
Venue:
Facilitator: Marilyn West
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Visit the Kalamunda Artisan Market, one of the premier destinations in Perth, where you can meet over 170 of the makers and growers from our great State. You will have time to purchase your own morning tea and lunch, as well as ample time to look around the market before we head home.

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$25, $20 for Members

Date:  Thursday 11-Nov-2021
Single session (Full)
Time 9:30am for 2 hr
Venue: Grove Library Precinct Grove Community Room
Facilitator: Judy Daly
Full
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Come along and learn from Kate Lamont AM, one of Western Australia's most successful chefs, cook book authors and active food and tourism industry advisers. Kate will share some Modern Australian Tapas recipes, which are sure to delight.

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$5

Date:  Thursday 21-Oct-2021
3 weeks (Open)
Time 1:00pm for 3 hr
Venue: Grove Library Precinct Grove Community Room
Facilitator: Mary Maye
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Our happy band of knitters (and people who crochet) makes small rugs, clothing items and toys for local charities. We enjoy fun and friendship as we work, although most of the knitting happens at home in front of the TV. New members, ideas and patterns are most welcome.

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$74, $69 for Members

Date:  Monday 25-Oct-2021
Single session (Open)
Time 9:30am for 6 hr
Venue:
Facilitator: Marilyn West
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After morning tea at Lake Leschenaultia, with time to explore this beautiful setting, we head to John Forrest Tavern for a roast lunch, followed by dessert and tea/coffee. There will be free time to see the birds and kangaroos and to take a walk. All other drinks are available for purchase at the bar at your own expense.

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$75, $70 for Members

Date:  Wednesday 3-Nov-2021
Single session (Full)
Time 6:00pm for 2 hr, 30 min
Venue:
Facilitator: Judy Daly
Full
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Kate Lamont AM is an award winning restaurateur with more than three decades in wine and food experience. She is one of Western Australia''s most successful chefs, cookbook author and active food and tourism industry adviser. We will enjoy some of Kate's delicious and well-reviewed modern Australian and tapas dishes. She has selected a special three-course set menu for the Westcoast members to enjoy. Drinks and extras at your own expense.

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$30, $25 for Members

Date:  Wednesday 27-Oct-2021
Single session (Open)
Time 4:00pm for 2 hr
Venue:
Facilitator: Janice Rooney
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Let's get together for a social game of lawn bowls, with some instruction, and meet other WCC members. Take in the magnificent views of the beautiful Swan River at the Mosman Park Bowling Club, with the Perth city skyline and the Darling Range as the backdrop. Enjoy a sausage sizzle (included in the price) after the game to mix and mingle.

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Membership is required

$0

Date:  Thursday 18-Nov-2021
Single session (Open)
Time 10:00am for 1 hr
Venue: Grove Library Precinct Grove Community Room
Facilitator: Melissa Frey
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Are you having trouble enrolling for your chosen WCC events online? Come and learn how, step by step, with Melissa as she shows us how on the projector screen. There will be time for questions and notes will be provided. Members only.

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$17, $12 for Members

Date:  Thursday 25-Nov-2021
Single session (Open)
Time 10:00am for 1 hr
Venue: Grove Library Precinct Grove Community Room
Facilitator: Janice Rooney
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Journalist, commentator, broadcaster, author, and columnist for Have a Go News, Lee Tate has reported for The Australian Financial Review, The West Australian, Sunday Times, Albany Advertiser, and the Melbourne Herald. He has covered Federal politics, industrial relations and national affairs. Lee has written three books on amazing WA facts, which will be the topic of his talk. His latest book, Fascinating Facts: WA and the World, will be available for purchase on the day.

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Membership is required

$10

Date:  Tuesday, Friday 19-Oct-2021
8 weeks (Open)
Time 1:00pm for 3 hr
Venue: Grove Library Precinct Grove Community Room
Facilitator: Julie Cutler
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Social Mah Jong sessions are held on Tuesdays and Fridays for experienced players who know the basic rules of the Western Game and are confident in game play. The registration fee entitles members to play on either or both days. A 10-session play card (valid for one year) must be purchased prior to attendance. New members wishing to join social Mah Jong afternoons are encouraged to attend a session in the first two weeks of term so as to familiarise themselves with our playing rules and format. A Guest Voucher for a session can be obtained from the Administrator - details below.

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$94, $89 for Members

Date:  Thursday 9-Dec-2021
Single session (Full)
Time 4:00pm for 6 hr
Venue:
Facilitator: Marilyn West
Full
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Welcome festive season in with a boat cruise through the Mandurah Canals, where we'll see homes dressed up with thousands of lights and decorations in a sparkling fairy wonderland. Fish & Chip dinner at Cicerollos included in the price. Book by 23 September.

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Membership is required

$10

Date:  Monday 18-Oct-2021
4 weeks (Open)
Time 10:00am for 1 hr, 30 min
Venue:
Facilitator: Jeni Owens, Anne McCrudden
3 places remaining
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Join fellow members for a walk of up to an hour every fortnight, and then enjoy coffee at leisure at a local cafe. Please note that some areas may involve hilly terrain and may not be suitable for all. Members may shorten the walk to suit their needs and wait for others to return.

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$15, $10 for Members

Date:  Tuesday 16-Nov-2021
Single session (Full)
Time 2:00pm for 1 hr
Venue:
Facilitator: Judy Daly
Full
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Philippa Nikulinsky AM has painted the flora & fauna of Western Australia in watercolour for over 50 years. She will show her latest works, talk about the long field trips she undertakes to collect her specimens and will have books, prints and cards on sale.

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Membership is required

$5

Date:  Thursday 21-Oct-2021
8 weeks (Open)
Time 1:00pm for 3 hr
Venue: Grove Library Precinct Grove Community Room
Facilitator: Maggie Jones
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No previous experience is needed to play Pony Canasta. The rules are very easy to learn and we will guide you at the beginning of each term. The registration fee entitles members to play. A 10-session play card (valid for one year) must be purchased prior to attendance.

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$17, $12 for Members

Date:  Tuesday 9-Nov-2021
Single session (Full)
Time 10:00am for 1 hr
Venue: Grove Library Precinct Grove Community Room
Facilitator: Connie Chapman
Full
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Professor Alan Harvey is a neurophysiologist with a life-long interest in music. Author of the book Music, Evolution and the Harmony of Souls, he will discuss why music exists as a human universal alongside language, describe the impact of music on the brain, and reveal how music participation can influence social well-being and healthy ageing.

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$17, $12 for Members

Date:  Thursday 21-Oct-2021
Single session (Open)
Time 10:00am for 1 hr
Venue: Grove Library Precinct Grove Community Room
Facilitator: Anne McCrudden
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Emeritus Professor Don Bradshaw, Foundation Chair of Zoology at UWA, presents an update on Perth and its environs, with reference to George Seddon's book, Sense of Place (1972). Perth has grown and changed much in the interim. Planners struggle to respond to the divergent agenda of developers and environmentalists and many question the sustainability of our current life style. Have we lost our sense, and are we in danger of losing our place?

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$17, $12 for Members

Date:  Thursday 4-Nov-2021
2 weeks (Open)
Time 10:00am for 1 hr
Venue: Grove Library Precinct Grove Community Room
Facilitator: Anita Norris
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WCC members enjoy meeting each term to share their love of literature. There is the choice of reading a selection, such as a poem, an extract from a play or prose, or just sitting and listening to the contribution of others. Lively discussions often take place. Why not join in? You would be most welcome.

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$60, $55 for Members

Date:  Monday 8-Nov-2021
Single session (Open)
Time 12:00pm for 2 hr
Venue:
Facilitator: Jeni Owens
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Relax and enjoy the view over the magnificent golf course. Thanks to one of our members, we are privileged to lunch in this wonderful venue. There will be a chef-selected entree and a choice of mains included. All drinks are at your own expense

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$29, $24 for Members

Date:  Friday 22-Oct-2021
4 weeks (Open)
Time 10:00am for 2 hr
Venue: Grove Library Precinct Grove Community Room
Facilitator: Jeni Owens
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Enjoy a morning with WCC friends playing Scrabble. While you might not be the greatest wordsmith, picking up the right tiles can make a lot of difference. Bring your lateral thinking brain and have some fun. Tables with up to four players will be set up for this popular game.

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$17, $12 for Members

Date:  Tuesday 16-Nov-2021
Single session (Open)
Time 10:00am for 1 hr
Venue: Grove Library Precinct Grove Community Room
Facilitator: Janice Rooney
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Sindy Dowden has been the Community History Librarian at The Grove Library for the past 10 years and has won State and National awards for her work utilising emerging technology to create novel ways to communicate the diverse heritage of the area. Come along to hear about the fabulous array of services accessible free to Westcoast members, including recording your life history, use of the mobile recording booth to document your life, free lessons in using professional scanning equipment and more.

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$89, $84 for Members

Date:  Tuesday 7-Dec-2021
Single session (Full)
Time 6:30pm for 2 hr, 30 min
Venue:
Facilitator: Jeanette McQueen
Full
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WA Ballet brings to life the magic of the story of Princess Aurora, the spell cast on her and the kiss from the adventurous Prince that ends her one hundred year sleep. The enchanting Tchaikovsky score, played by WASO, and the stunning costumes and sets create a magical fairy tale world. From the beautiful birthday ballroom party, to the castle deep in the overgrown forest, enjoy the wonder of this timeless ballet. Book before 4 November.

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$20, $15 for Members

Date:  Wednesday 3-Nov-2021
Single session (Full)
Time 1:00pm for 1 hr
Venue:
Facilitator: Janice Rooney
Full
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Gearoid Harvey, joint owner and director of Cottesloe Personal Training Gym, will conduct a one-off sample personal training session using a circuit programme designed for seniors to enhance balance, muscle strength and overall fitness. Come along to give it a go with WCC friends!

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$18, $13 for Members

Date:  Wednesday 10-Nov-2021
Single session (Open)
Time 10:15am for 1 hr, 30 min
Venue:
Facilitator: Margaret Heyns
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St Mary's Cathedral is the Mother Church of the Catholic Archdiocese of Perth. Our tour leader will explain the varying stages of the Catholic Church's growth in WA. Visitors will see the Cathedral's architectural and artistic developments spanning three centuries - from its relatively humble beginnings in 1865 to the stunning 21st Century building we see today. A highlight of every tour is a visit to the Cathedral Crypt.

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$79, $74 for Members

Date:  Saturday 27-Nov-2021
Single session (Open)
Time 7:30pm for 1 hr, 35 min
Venue:
Facilitator: Connie Chapman
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A ship. A raging storm at sea. A shipwreck. An Island. Freedom, confinement, betrayal, compassion and love. Black Swan Theatre Company presents The Tempest, the last play that Shakespeare wrote. It is the most melodramatic, the most fairytale-like and possibly the most poignant of all his plays. Book before 21 October.

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$49, $44 for Members

Date:  Monday 22-Nov-2021
Single session (Full)
Time 12:00pm for 2 hr, 30 min
Venue:
Facilitator: Jeanette McQueen
Full
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Date:  Wednesday 24-Nov-2021
Single session (Full)
Time 12:00pm for 2 hr, 30 min
Venue:
Facilitator: Jeanette McQueen
Full
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Celebrate the festive season in style from the veranda at the elegant UWA Club Cafe, overlooking Matilda Bay. A traditional Christmas lunch of roast turkey with all the trimmings followed by Christmas pudding will be served. A glass of bubbles, wine or soft drink is included. All additional drinks will be at your own expense.

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$37, $32 for Members

Date:  Sunday 31-Oct-2021
Single session (Full)
Time 3:00pm for 2 hr
Venue:
Facilitator: Jeanette McQueen
Full
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A grand piano made in England in 1824 for the flautist in Haydn's London orchestra has returned to WAAPA following restoration. To celebrate its return, music by Haydn and Jan Ladislav Dussek, composed for this piano, will be played by Geoffrey Lancaster and James Huntingford. Beethoven's 5th Symphony, played as four hands for piano, concludes the concert. Book before 14 October.

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$18, $13 for Members

Date:  Monday 1-Nov-2021
Single session (Full)
Time 10:45am for 1 hr, 15 min
Venue:
Facilitator: Judy Daly
Full
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WA Museum Boola Bardip - Visit Monday 1 November, 10.45am - 12pm Members: $13 Non-members: $18 Venue: Perth Cultural Centre, Perth Take this opportunity to visit our recently completed WA Museum - Boola Bardip, located in the Perth Cultural Centre. The tour will be conducted by a Museum Guide, who will introduce us to the highlights of the Museum. At the end of the tour, you will be able to visit the areas of interest at your leisure. Meet outside the main entrance of the Museum at 10.45am for an 11am start.

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$59, $54 for Members

Date:  Thursday 4-Nov-2021
Single session (Open)
Time 11:00am for 1 hr
Venue:
Facilitator: Connie Chapman
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This concert includes two contrasting symphonies: Prokofiev's boisterous and witty First and Sibelius' Fifth, a work of unbridled orchestral ecstasy infused with images of the expansive Finnish landscape. Book before 21 October.

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Membership is required

$30

Date:  Wednesday 1-Dec-2021
Single session (Full)
Time 6:00pm for 2 hr
Venue: Grove Library Precinct Grove Community Room
Facilitator: Anne McCrudden
Full
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Come along and join us for our end of year Christmas Party. This is always the highlight of our year and provides an opportunity to catch up with friends in true Christmas spirit, while sharing delicious festive food and drinks.

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$17, $12 for Members

Date:  Monday 1-Nov-2021
2 weeks (Open)
Time 2:00pm for 1 hr, 30 min
Venue: Grove Library Precinct Grove Community Room
Facilitator: Suzanne Cobb
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Mary's Last Dance by Mary Li is the first book for Term 4. It is a powerful and uplifting memoir of Australian ballerina, Mary Li; a much awaited sequel to her husband Li Cunxin''s bestselling memoir, Mao''s Last Dancer. It is about chasing an impossible dream and sacrificing one''s own ambition for the love of a child. At the height of her career she seemingly disappeared from view and this memoir now tells us what happened to this inspiring family. Mary''s story is a profound look at her fascinating life.

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Membership is required

$15

Date:  Friday, Monday, Thursday 29-Oct-2021
Single session (Open)
Time 10:00am for 2 hr
Venue:
Facilitator: Julie Cutler
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Share your knowledge and love of gardening with like-minded members. The meeting will include a guest speaker talking on an interesting garden topic, plant variety or garden problem. Members can display interesting flowers, plants or foliage from their garden and a donation table will be set up for any cuttings, plants and books that members are willing to share.

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Membership is required

$10

Date:  Friday 15-Oct-2021
9 weeks (Open)
Time 8:00am for 1 hr, 30 min
Venue:
Facilitator: Joy North
1 place remaining
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Walkers enjoy meeting for a brisk walk of up to one hour. We then enjoy a coffee at leisure at the designated cafe. Please note that some areas involve hilly terrain and may not be suitable for all. Members may shorten the walk to suit their needs and wait for others to return.

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