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Book Lovers' Day
Aug
9
1:00 PM13:00

Book Lovers' Day

We are going to celebrate all things literary today, with a number of book-themed activities. We will have a book swap set up, an opportunity for residents and friends to discuss their favourite books, and other activities to be confirmed. Keep an eye out for more details…

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Oktoberfest
Sep
25
12:00 PM12:00

Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest has become an international cause for celebrating with beer, friends and family. So we thought we’d do the same with a lunch for residents, friends and family…and sample some beers while we’re at it. Come along to celebrate with us - prizes for the best Bavarian costumes on the day!

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Bake a Cake Day
Nov
26
10:00 AM10:00

Bake a Cake Day

Join us for an interactive cake baking session in celebration of ‘Bake a Cake Day’! Bring down your favourite recipes, share tips for baking the perfect cake, and generally have fun while we engage in a little culinary therapy. Even if you don’t love baking, feel free to come and enjoy the fruits of our labours as we share our cake with a cuppa and good friends. Not to be missed!

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Make a Gift Day
Dec
3
10:00 AM10:00

Make a Gift Day

Why not join us and make a gift in time for Christmas? Make a Gift Day is celebrated on 3rd December, and gives you the opportunity to start thinking about that dreaded present list. Hand-made gifts are always well appreciated, especially by the person in your life who seems to have everything! We will be talking about interesting and unique ideas for gift-making in this session, as well as having hands-on practical activities throughout. Please come along and bring your friends - the more the merrier.

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Bus Trip - Throsby Park
May
15
9:00 AM09:00

Bus Trip - Throsby Park

We will be taking a trip to historic Throsby Park, resident Noni’s ancestral home. To see more about this beautiful homestead you can visit their Wikipedia page. We have a bus booked, which will leave at 9am from the Astra, and the cost to residents is just $10. All family and friends are welcome to attend also. After the tour we will stop for some lunch somewhere local. To sign up, or for more information, please come and see Anna or Aaron in the office.

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Afternoon Tea - WITH TALK BY NONI
May
9
2:30 PM14:30

Afternoon Tea - WITH TALK BY NONI

TODAY - SPECIAL EVENT! Resident Noni will be giving a talk about her ancestral family home, Throsby Park, in preparation for our trip their next week. Please come along and give Noni your support. Afternoon tea will happen as usual.

Twice a week at the Astra, residents gather together in the lounge for afternoon tea and a chat. Come along for a cuppa of your choice and a slice of cake - friends and guests welcome at any time.

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Afternoon Tea
Apr
4
2:30 PM14:30

Afternoon Tea

Twice a week at the Astra, residents gather together in the lounge for afternoon tea and a chat. Come along for a cuppa of your choice and a slice of cake - friends and guests welcome at any time.

This week, we have a special event happening alongside afternoon tea! We will have a representative from the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia coming to set up a fun quiz game, filled with questions about Australian Film, TV and Music history. It is a game that can be played by large and small groups, and it will be an experience that entertains, educates and engages with Australian cultural history. Come along and have fun with residents, friends and family.

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Memories of the Astra - Waverley Library Theatrette
Mar
24
2:00 PM14:00

Memories of the Astra - Waverley Library Theatrette

Waverley Library will be showing a double feature of movies this afternoon: the short silent film Beautiful Bondi followed by the Summer of the Seventeenth Doll. Starring Ernest Borgnine, John Mills, Anne Baxter and Angela Lansbury, some scenes from the latter film were shot at Bondi and the Astra.

Our very own Aaron will be giving a short presentation on the Astra today. Surely this is an event not to be missed. For more information see the library website.

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