What’s on in Armadale and Gosnells

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THERE are plenty of upcoming events to enjoy in Armadale and Gosnells.

September 7-23: Armadale artists will throw open their studios to the public for the Armadale Hills Open Studio Arts Trail.
Fifty local studio artists will give a rare glimpse into their creative spaces for the free event, which is part of Spring into Armadale.
The event will run from 10am to 4pm every Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Visit www.armadalehillsartstrail.com for more information or a map.

September 22: The Bedfordale Bush Markets returns, bringing with it an array of local produce, art and craft, children’s activities and nature play in a scenic bush setting.
The free market is on from 8am to 1pm at the Bedfordale Hall.

September 23: Jarrahdale Walks will be traversing Sullivan’s Rock for a morning bushwalk.
Sullivan’s Rock is often referred to as one of the best bush walks around Perth, complete with a great view.
Attendees are asked to meet at the Jarrahdale Post Office Museum at 8.30am, with the walk expected to run from 9am to 12pm.
A good level of fitness is required.
Cost is $5.

September 25: A Women’s Intergenerational Networking Event will be held in Canning Vale.
Local women of all ages are invited to attend the special event to enjoy some morning tea and create new friendships.
The event will be held at the Billabong Community Centre from 10.30am to 1pm.
Entry is $10 and includes morning tea.

September 26: The third of four club development workshops in Armadale will be held in Kelmscott.
The Kidsport workshop aims to help teach attendees how to effectively use the Kidsport program and how changes can affect their club.
The workshops is at the Frye Park Pavilion, Kelmscott from 6pm to 8pm.
Visit www.armadale.wa.gov.au/club-management-assistance for more information or to register attendance.

September 27: Whether it’s a skateboard or scooter, local youth can show off their skills in the return of the King of the Hill competition.
Roleystone Skate Park will host the first of four qualifying rounds ahead of the final at Belmont Skate Park on October 3.
The competition aims to increase awareness of and break the stigma surrounding mental health in youth.
Visit www.armadale.wa.gov.au/skate-parks-clinics-and-comps to register or find out more information.

September 28-October 1: Cats and Dogs usually get all the glory, but Petbarn and City Farmer stores throughout the Armadale and Gosnells area will be celebrating fish in four Aqua Fun Days.
The event will include a range of activities including fish tank demonstrations, competitions and aquatic experts will be available to answer questions and provide tips.
The Aqua Fun Days will be held at Petbarn Armadale and City Farmers in Canning Vale, Harrisdale and Kelmscott.

September 29: Organ player Joseph Nolan will join WASO concert master Laurence Jackson for a special performance in Kelmscott.
Now in its fifth year, the event will see a host of classics as well as some fun pieces performed on the St Mary in the Valley Anglican Church chamber organ, purported to be the oldest instrument of its type in Australia.
Email mpease39@optusnet.com.au for more information or tickets.

September 29: Wine lovers rejoice, the Millbrook Winery Spring Lunch is just around the corner.
As part of the event, attendees can enjoy a tour of the Jarrahdale winery as well as tastings with head winemaker Damian Hutton.
Award winning chef Guy Jeffreys will prepare the wine-matched long lunch.
The event is on from 11.30am to 3pm at Millbrook Winery.
Tickets are $110.

September 29: Restful Waters is hosting a Retreat, Restore and Reconnect mini-retreat.
The two-hour event invites attendees to release tension in their bodies with the help of Vishrant Yoga, Yoga Nidra, meditation and breathwork.
Future sessions are scheduled for October 27 and November 24.
The event is on from 3pm to 5pm, with a $40 cost.

September 29: A community planting day will be held at the Tom Bateman Wetlands.
The event is hoping to help preserve the wetlands so future generations can enjoy them.
Locals interested in taking part are asked to bring their own gloves, hat, water bottle and sensible footwear such as gumboots.
The free Tom Bateman Community Planting Day is on from 9am to 12pm.
An area for parking is just off Wilfred Road in Thornlie.

September 29-30: Celebrate Indonesian culture at the Wonderful Indonesia event.
The two-day event will include a demonstration of the country’s rich cuisine and traditional dance.
Wonderful Indonesia is at the Araluen Botanic Park from 10am to 5pm on both days.

October 3: United in Diversity will host a Tastes of Diversity dining experience on the first Wednesday of each month.
The multicultural dining experience is free and volunteer led and aims to promote cultural integration and social cohesion.
The second event is on from 5.30pm to 7.30pm at the Greendale Centre, Armadale, with others to follow on November 7 and December 5.
Places are limited and bookings are essential by calling Neha on 0413 344 391 or online at www.eventbrite.com.au.

October 3: Women can learn to communicate with confidence at The Armadale Penguin Club.
The club meets on the first Wednesday of the month at 1pm and the third Tuesday of the month at 6.30pm.
The first two meetings are free.
For more information please call 93541214 or 0431155106.

October 6: Local seniors are invited to meet at the Addie Mills Centre, Gosnells where they will embark for a guided Kings Park wildflower tour.
Explore the iconic botanical garden with a Kings Park volunteer guide and enjoy a light morning tea.
The group will leave the centre at 8.30am and is expected to return at 2.30pm.
The tour costs $15 and bookings will be taken until September 19 by calling 9391 6038.

October 8: The final club development workshops in Armadale will be held in Piara Waters.
The Social Media-Activating Your Community workshop aims to help teach attendees how to most effectively use social media to market their club to the community.
The workshops is at Rossiter Pavilion, Piara Waters from 6pm to 8pm.
Visit www.armadale.wa.gov.au/club-management-assistance for more information or to register attendance.

October 10: Students from Dale Christian School are offering their help to locals who aren’t so technologically savvy.
The students hold a technology buddies series at Armadale Library every Wednesday to help people learn more about using laptops, iPads, tablets, mobile phones or digital cameras.
Technology Buddies runs from 12.30pm to 1.30pm on October 10, 17, 24 and 31 and November 7, 14 and 21.
Bookings are essential and can be made at 9394 5125.

October 11: A 10-week Tai Chi for Health course will be held for Gosnells seniors.
Tai Chi can help improve strength and balance and can play an important role in reducing falls among older people.
The course will be held every Thursday for 10 weeks at the Lyal Richardson Hall, Gosnells from 9.30am to 10.30.
Each session costs $7.50 and bookings can be made at 9391 6038.

October 13: piano-playing funny man Damon Smith will take the audience through a musical adventure in a new show in Thornlie.
His show Crazy Arms will traverse the history of piano pieces from the birth of the instrument in 1709 through to modern times.
Damon Smith will perform Crazy Arms at the Don Russell Performing Arts Centre from 7.30pm.
Tickets start from $18 and can be purchased from 9498 9414 or online at www.gosnells.wa.gov.au.

October 19: Associate professor Michael Wilding will discuss foot health and common health problems associated with feet at a free Gosnells Positive Ageing Network event.
A light morning tea will be provided.
The event will be held from 10am to 11.30am at the Lyal Richardson Hall, Gosnells.
Registrations can be made at 9391 6038.

October 22: Seniors are invited to join a heritage tour of New Norcia.
Travel to Australia’s only monastic town and enjoy a guided tour, heritage buildings, the museum, art gallery and gift shop.
The tour departs Addie Mills Centre, Gosnells at 8am and is expected to return at 5.30pm.
Attendees are encouraged to pack a picnic lunch.
The tour costs $35 and places can be booked at 9391 6038 from October 8.

October 23-26: The City of Gosnells will celebrate National Children’s Week with three fun and free events.
On October 23, a read, sing and play in the park event will be held at Mills Park Nature Play, Beckenham from 3pm to 5pm, where attendees can enjoy storytellers, Australian animals, stalls and a range of fun activities.
The event will also host the hatching of the Paint the Highway REaD egg.
Walter Padbury playground in Thornlie will host Messy Fun at Park Play on October 24 while Centennial Pioneer Park in Gosnells will host Nature Fun at Park Play on October 26.
Both park play events will run from 9.30am to 11.30am.