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.
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
Stroke Foundation Week
2nd to 8th September 2019
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.
Dilly Doggy Day Out
Date: Thu 15 August 2019
Join us on the 24th August for Dilly Doggy Day out for a fun day out!
We will have a variety of stalls with a variety of pet products and services, demonstrations, competitions, sausage sizzle and coffee for the humans too!!
This year we will welcome Dr Katrina Warren, Vet and TV personality best known for her work on Harry’s Practice and more recently the today Show! Along with her pet advice Katrina had most recently been travelling around Australia with the fantastic Wonderdogs – a team of border collies providing entertainment and education for the public. Katrina will be coming along doing demonstrations, information talks, meet and greets with the dogs and herself and photo opportunities. She will also be there judging some of the best dressed and trick competitions!
Katrina and her team of Wonderdogs will be there from 10am -12pm.
If you would like to be a stallholder at the event this year please visit Council’s website and fill in the stallholder form!
Please contact Council’s Events Team for more information 4677 1100 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Picton Sportsground, Fairleys Road, Picton
Carrington Computer Club for Seniors, monthly Meeting
Date: Wed 21 August 2019
Guest Speaker, a representative from Owen Hodge Lawyers, Presenting matters related to Seniors and technology.
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.
Mary Immaculate Parish Primary School Spring Fair
Date: Sat 19 October 2019
Mary Immaculate Parish Primary School’s annual Spring Fair will feature rides, stalls, entertainment, food, showbags, games, raffles, community displays, chocolate wheel and so much more! Come along- rain, hail or shine- from 9am to 3pm. It will be a fun day out for the whole family!
At the School Grounds
cnr of Emerald and Aquamarine Drives