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posted 06/08/2019

Community Billboard 6-13 August 2019

This weekly community billboard is proudly sponsored by the City of Sydney’s Plan for the future – Sydney 2030 – making our city more green, global and connected.

Art + Wonder- Discover where art is made

5 local artists are exhibiting their talent in different styles and media.

Discover where art is made and join us at the opening celebration on Sunday 4 August from 1pm to 3pm.

We love to bring you some new pieces of art for your home, office or just for the pleasure of seeing it.

Where: 61 Mentmore Ave, Rosebery
Level 1

When: Every day, 10am to 5pm
Now until Sunday 11 August 2019

Cost: Free

Meet the Author: Kate Forsyth

Set amongst the backdrop of the palace of Versailles under the reign of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette, we meet Vivian de Faitaud and David Stronach, both employees of the palace.

The Blue Rose is a story of love, power and passion.

Will their love survive the French Revolution?

Recently voted one of Australia’s favourite 15 novelists, Kate Forsyth has been called ‘one of the finest writers of this generation’.

Light refreshments provided.

Books available for sales and signing at the event.

Where: Waverley Library
Ron Lander Centre, 32-48 Denison Street, Bondi Junction

When: Thursday 8 August from 6.30pm to 8pm

Cost: Free

The Sun-Herald City2Surf

Over 80,000 people are expected to lace up their running shoes to walk, wheel, dance, jog and run the 14km City2Surf. Some of the nation’s youngest participants will be pushed comfortably along in their prams.

Now in its 49th year, the most anticipated running event in Australia continues to create an unbeatable community atmosphere.

The fun run champions inclusion for people of all abilities and fitness levels, from toddlers to centenarians, walkers to piggy-back riders, those in wheelchairs, those smashing personal goals and those raising money for charities.

Where: Hyde Park South
Elizabeth Street, Sydney

When: Sunday 11 August from 7.45am to 6pm

Cost: Adult Late (July 24 - August 10): $88.00
Child Late (July 24 - August 10): $62.00
Family Late (July 24 - August 10): $174.00
Platinum Late (July 24 - August 10): $219.00
Book tickets through website

Sydney Ideas: How we spend time

Who is stressed for time, and why?

How does our identity determine how we use our time?

Economist Daniel Hamermesh will discuss the role of income inequality and how it affects the things we buy and do.

He presents a radical proposal to reassess what we value with our time.

Which country works the most; what are the trends and consequences of this? How many hours do people spend watching TV?

Time is the ultimate scarce resource, which makes it the perfect topic for economics. We’re limited by the number of hours, days and years in our lives; so what we choose to spend our time on – and why we do so – offers intriguing insights.

Daniel draws on his latest book, Spending Time, to reveal some surprising conclusions about how our country, culture, class, ethnicity and gender shape how we use our time, and provide similarities and differences across people of all backgrounds.

This event is free and open to all but online registrations are essential. Visit website for more information.

Where: : University of Sydney
Parramatta and City Roads, Camperdown

When: Monday 12 August from 6pm to 7.30pm

Cost: Free

Cycling in the City course: Sydney Park

Get the skills and confidence to ride on Sydney streets.

Learn the art of gracious cycling, simple positioning techniques and route planning to make riding from A to B more enjoyable.

Course outline:
Classroom – rights and responsibilities, route planning, traffic and positioning theory.
Off-street – control skills and practice.
Group riding – cycling in regular traffic establishes sensible (effective and considerate) positioning and showcases the benefits of good route selection.
On-street – typical scenarios faced by bike riders.

What to bring:
A bike in good working order. Instructors will assess your bike. You may be excluded if your bike is unsafe.
A helmet.

Where: Sydney Park Cycling Centre
410-416 Sydney Park Road, Alexandria

When: Sunday 11 August from 9am to 1pm
Sunday 15 September from 9am to 1pm
Sunday 29 September from 9am to 1pm

Cost: All workshops: $25