Please join us for our annual Christmas event, where we have a lovely dinner followed by plenty of desserts, drinks and dancing. We will meet in the lounge at 5pm to have a pre-dinner drink, and then head to the Bondi Tratt for a beautiful Christmas meal of turkey and ham with all the trimmings. After dinner we will be joined by a musician who will serenade us through dessert, the raffle and beyond. Put on your dancing shoes and prepare for a touch of Christmas sparkle in 2019…
Coming Up at the Astra...
It’s “Feel Good February”! How good is that? A whole month dedicated to making you and those around you feel good. Why not do something nice for someone this month in this spirit of positivity? You never know, you may find someone else has the same idea and does something nice for you!
It’s World Radio Day today, and since most of us grew up with the radio we thought it might be nice to have a celebratory afternoon tea. News and weather, soap operas, talk radio, music shows, radio drama, morning shows and so much more - the radio has been a significant part of many peoples’s lives for many years. More details about exactly what we will be getting up to to follow.
Time to dust off your dancing shoes and prepare yourself for a night of fun, food and Christmas cheer. We will kick off the evening with drinks in the lounge at 5pm, and then Christmas dinner at the Bondi Tratt next door at 5:30pm. After dinner it’s back to the lounge for desserts, music and as much dancing as you can handle! Friend of the Astra John Campbell will be providing us with live music throughout the evening. It is $40 for everything, or just $12 for dessert. Please let the office know if you would like to join us. Family and friends are very welcome.
Today we will have our last of 5 movies this week along the theme of space exploration. This afternoon we will be showing ‘The Right Stuff’, the story of the original Mercury 7 astronauts and their macho, seat-of-the-pants approach to the space program.
Today we will have our fourth of 5 movies this week along the theme of space exploration. This afternoon we will be showing ‘Interstellar’, the 2014 box office hit that shows a team of explorers travel through a wormhole in space in an attempt to ensure humanity's survival.
Today we will have our third of 5 movies this week along the theme of space exploration. This afternoon we will be showing ‘Space Cowboys’, a fun adventure action story. When a retired engineer is called upon to rescue a failing satellite, he insists that his equally old teammates accompany him into space.
Today we will have our second of 5 movies this week along the theme of space exploration. This afternoon we will be showing ‘The Dish’, a heart-warming tale of a remote Australian community, populated by quirky characters, that plays a key role in the first Apollo moon landing.
Today we will have our first of 5 movies this week along the theme of space exploration. This afternoon we will be showing ‘First Man’, which gives us a look at the life of the astronaut, Neil Armstrong, and the legendary space mission that led him to become the first man to walk on the Moon on July 20, 1969.
Before we start the movie, we will have a short moon landing and space trivia quiz. So come along and be prepared to answer some interesting questions about the universe.
On 20th July 1969, Apollo 11 was the spaceflight that landed the first two people on the moon. This year, we will celebrate 50 years since that momentous achievement. In honour of this, we will be organising a number of space-themed activities throughout this week - food, movies, sharing moon landing memories, decorations and more.
Today is National Bake a Biscuit Day. So we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to encourage staff and residents to do just that and then to enjoy sharing our baked goods around. We will have biscuits for the taking, as well as recipe swaps and biscuit trivia for everyone to sample.
The Astra will be joining in with Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea this year. This event is run each year all over Australia, raising money for the Cancer Council. We will be hosting an event and hope to see many residents and friends come by for a cuppa and a chat in support of this great cause.
Happy Australia Day 2019!! The Astra will be celebrating with a BBQ in the courtyard - food, drinks and Aussie spirit galore. Friends and family are welcome to join residents in celebrating this holiday weekend. $10 per person includes sausage sizzle, salad, fruit and cheese platter, and soft drinks. BYO alcohol.
We are so looking forward to enjoying a wonderful Christmas party with residents and friends. Beginning in the lounge with pre-dinner drinks at 5pm, we will go to the Tratt for our Christmas dinner with all the trimmings, and then return to the Astra for dessert and live music. It is always a really happy occasion, full of food, laughter, fun and usually some energetic dancing.
We will have music and banter from John Campbell this year, with his renditions of traditional Christmas tunes as well as some classic pop and rock numbers. It will be a surefire way to kick off the festive season with a bang.
More details to follow, but if you are interested in attending all or part of it please let the office know. Friends and family are, of course, welcome.
The Astra has a proud tradition of celebrating Christmas in July, and this year will be no exception. Pre-dinner drinks will commence at 5pm, followed by a delicious meal at the Bondi Tratt, and ending up back in the Astra lounge for dessert. We will have live music for entertainment after dinner.
Family and friends welcome. Please see the office or the Social Committee to sign up to dinner by Monday 23rd July.
Astra residents and friends will be celebrating Australia Day with a social gathering in the lounge. Come along with your best Australian outfits and enjoy a variety of food (chicken, sandwiches, desserts) and drink (beer, wine, soft drinks)... all for only $10. Friends and family are very welcome.
Join Astra residents and friends in the courtyard for a New Year's BBQ to celebrate the advent of 2018. There will be prawns, sausages, salads, wine and soft drinks...all for the incredible price of $5 for residents and $10 for visitors! RSVP to the office by Friday 29th December at 5pm if you would like to come. All proceeds go to the Social Committee.
If you're game, why not finish off the evening by watching the Bondi Beach fireworks - is there a better spot to see them from than Campbell Parade? We think not!
Come and get into the Christmas spirit with the Astra's annual Christmas party. We will have drinks from 5pm, a wonderful dinner at the Tratt next door, and finally back home to dessert, dancing and a special festive raffle. All proceeds will go to the Social Committee. We will have live music by Keff McCulloch, mountains of homemade dessert and everyone will be able to have a good time and let their hair down. Last year we had a conga line going...let's see if we can do even bigger and better things in 2017!! Cost $40 for dinner, $12 for dessert only.
Introducing the Astra's inaugural event; a fun, festive night full of carols, contemporary Christmas songs and well-known folk tunes. The singing will take place in the lounge, with Jeannine on the piano and Anna in her debut role as MC! Song books and refreshments will be provided, so just bring along your singing voices and Christmas cheer. Friends and family are very welcome - the more the merrier.