Macarthur Local Events
We love to promote local events, which are happening in and around the Macarthur Region. This Webpage lists all upcoming events. If you are running an event for a community organisation, school, or church, you can submit your own local community event information
Fun, interactive music sessions for young children and their parents/caregivers to enjoy time together with their young child.
Friday ( school term only) 9.30 to 11am.
Cost $5 per family. Children are introduced to music, creativity and more, in a loving, shared family environment. Started in 1990, Mainly Music is a fun music group run by volunteers at Macarthur Salvos church. Children develop gross and fine motor skills, language, imagination, maths and pre-reading skills. And they learn how to socialise with others.
Children are also given a chance to think about the God-part of life.
Phone 4647 4162
The Salvation Army Macarthur
Corner Narellan Road & Exchange Parade, Smeaton Grange.
Carrington Computer Club for Seniors, monthly Meeting
Always an exciting guest speaker.
New members and visitors are welcome.
for more information
login to OUR WEB SITE ADDRESS: ccc4s.org
Call Bill 0408 159 936
or telephone our club room on 4655 6283: Please leave a message if unattended.
In the Acacia room, Recreation Centre at
Carrington Retirement Village,
Werombi Road Camden.
Salvos Connect – Here to Help You
If you find yourself in crisis ( material or financial), please phone The Salvos on
1300 371 288 Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.
This phone number, available Australia wide, will connect you with the Emergency Relief Assessment Team. They will refer you to your nearest Salvos Connect community centre. An appointment is scheduled for you to collect your pre-approved assistance at the Macarthur centre.
Your individual situation will be assessed by qualified staff via the centralised phone centre. Their aim is provide emergency relief and practical assistance to low income families and individuals who are struggling to make ends meet. The Salvos do understand times are difficult for many. And they do not want you to fall deeper into the poverty cycle.
Please note no assessment can be done on-the-spot. It is essential you call 1300 371 288 first.
Macarthur’s Salvos Connect centre is open each Wednesday 10am til 12noon.
If you, or someone you know needs crisis support, call Lifeline now on 13 11 14.
If life is in immediate danger call 000.
13 11 14 is a confidential telephone crisis support service available 24/7 from a landline, payphone or mobile.
Anyone across Australia experiencing a crisis or thinking about suicide can contact Lifeline. Regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, religion or sexual orientation, our trained crisis supporters are ready to listen, provide support and referrals. The 13 11 14 service respects everyone’s right to be heard, understood and cared for.
Somewhere in Australia there is a new call to Lifeline every 33 seconds.
Some of the issues that people call Lifeline about include:
Family and Relationship Issues
Mental Health Concerns
Suicide Prevention and Support
Abuse and Violence
Loss of a loved one
Problems in the workplace
It is important to remember you are never alone and that professionally trained Crisis Supporters are there to listen and help you through
What to expect when you call Lifeline
Lifeline provides a confidential service.
Our Crisis Supporters will answer your call and:
Listen to your situation
Provide immediate support
Assist to clarity options and choices available to you
Provide you with referral information for other services in your area (if applicable)
Your call will be answered as soon as possible by the next available crisis supporter. If your call isn’t answered straight away, it means we are experiencing high demand for our service – please stay on the line.
If you are in immediate danger please call 000.
Most calls to 13 11 14 from a landline will be charged the cost of a local call, however additional charges may apply for some home phone plans.
Calls to 13 11 14 from mobiles are free. This includes Pre-Paid and Post-Paid customers.
Pre-paid customers who are out-of-credit will be connected to 13 11 14 until the prepaid service is suspended. The out-of-credit period varies depending on providers but is typically between 30 days and 6 months.
The privacy of our callers is important. Lifeline’s policy is to preserve life wherever possible. If your life or safety, or that of someone else is at imminent risk it is possible that your rights to confidentiality may not be upheld. An ambulance or the police may be involved if there is real concern that you are unable to contact these agencies yourself. For more details please read our Privacy Statement.
13 McPherson Rd
Smeaton Grange NSW
Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard Camden Inc
‘Filling What’s Empty’
A non-for-proft Macarthur charity shop with over 50 volunteers who have a passion to help the needy.
Come and buy all manner of household goods, clothes, toys and books. All funds received from your donated goods support community needs, with a special focus on women and children of domestic violence, and the homeless.
VISION: To shape a community that is responsive, generous and compassionate.
Organiser Val Stewart says “If you have any furniture that we can use, just phone us. We will organise to pick it up. Don’t just throw stuff away. We are a community working for the community”.
Your generous donation of goods can change the course of another’s future. Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard is in need of furniture donations to help struggling families get back on their feet.
Open Monday to Saturday 10am to 3pm. Closed for Christmas and Easter.
Phone 9191 4999
65 Harrington Street
What is a stroke ?
A stroke happens when blood supply to the brain is interrupted. Blood is carried to the brain by blood vessels called arteries. Blood contains oxygen and important nutrients for your brain cells. Blood may be interrupted or stop moving through an artery, because the artery is blocked (ischaemic stroke) or bursts (haemorrhagic stroke). When brain cells do not get enough oxygen or nutrients, they die. The area of brain damage is called a cerebral infarct.
Treatment for stroke
If you or someone else experiences the signs of stroke, no matter how long they last, call triple zero (000) immediately.
Stroke is always a medical emergency. Getting fast treatment for stroke can be the difference between death, disability and a good recovery.
When you call triple zero (000), warn them it is a possible stroke when the ambulance is sent.
Reducing the risk of stroke
There are other early treatments you might receive to help you recover. For example, aspirin should be taken in the first 48 hours after stroke by all who had a stroke due to a clot (ischaemic stroke). Aspirin may also be taken long term to prevent another stroke.
Your health professionals will work with you to ensure you make the best recovery possible. Everyone progresses differently in the first few days after a stroke.
Some people will make a good recovery quite early in their stroke, while other people may make slower progress. Some people will suffer complications after their stroke, however most people will survive and go on to make improvements in their function.
This next stage of recovery and improvement is known as stroke rehabilitation.
Drop in for a chat about Foster Care with Barnardos
Date: Fri 20 September 2019
If you can’t make it, you can always call 1800 663 441 and speak to our Carer Enquiry Team.
Website: https:// www.barnardos.org.au
Come join us for a cuppa and conversation about what it is like to be a foster carer for a leading Australian Foster Care Agency with almost 100 years experience.
When: Every Tuesday
From 17th September - 17th December
Where: Campbelltown Arts Centre
1 Art Gallery Rd, Campbelltown 2560
We will be at the centre during the following dates/times 12pm-4pm (10th September - 19th November) and 10am-4pm (26th November - 17th December). This event is not part of the Campbelltown Arts Centre artistic program.
Faith For Life: Memory, Worship and Dementia
Date: Tue 24 September 2019
Bible Society Australia and HammondCare are pleased to invite you to our 2019 Faith for Life seminars, as we explore Memory, Worship and Dementia. Faith for Life series editor, the Reverend Professor John Swinton from Aberdeen University will be our keynote speaker.
We will also hear valuable insights from HammondCare dementia consultants and pastoral carers on helping those living with dementia to worship God and engage with His Word.
The suite of Faith for Life biblical resources for people with dementia will be available for purchase on the day.
Campbelltown City Baptist Church
Cnr Lindesay and Chamberlain Street, Campbelltown,
Separation and Divorce Recovery Workshops
Date: Tue 24 September 2019
A gentle and non-intrusive 7-week workshop enabling participants to move towards healing, health and hope. Cost $60. Book 4655 1675 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Tuesday evenings 7-9:30pm.
St John's Church Hall, Top of John St, Camden
Campbelltown Senior Citizens Spring Fair
Date: Thu 17 October 2019
Come and enjoy a special morning at Campbelltown Senior Citizens SPRING FAIR
Thursday 24 October 2019
Specials for everyone – and a great day out. Tell your friends.
White Elephant Stall, Handicraft Stall, Books & CD Stall, Devonshire Tea, Hampers & Fruit & Vegetable Competition
Senior Citizens Hall 81 Queen Street Campbelltown
From 9 am to 12 noon
Macarthur Art Group
Date: Sat 26 October 2019
Macarthur Art Group is holding their monthly meeting on Saturday 26 October 2019.
Ironbark room, Narellan library.
Following the meeting 12pm until 2pm, there will be a demonstration by watercolour with artist Tanner Ten.
The demonstration promises to be fun and informative.
You don’t have to be a member to attend, and you are very welcome.