Things to do in Bayside: May 26-June 1

Weekend family activities, plus painting workshops, run club, and a forum on the Voice to Parliament.

Vendors sell everything from gozleme to lamb rolls to wine to clothes. Photo: @ohmygozlemeau

Friday 🌧️ 16°

🛝 Messy Playgroup for Toddlers: 10-11AM every Friday at The SECC Community Hub, 1007 Botany Road, Mascot. Explore the world of senses and art through play with an experienced and qualified educator. Children 1-3 years and their parents/carers can join the supported playgroup hosted by the SECC, for only $3 per family. Learn more and book here.

Saturday ☀️ 18°

🍩 Ramsgate Food Markets: 8AM-2PM at Ramsgate Public School, Chuter Avenue, Ramsgate Beach. Around 60 stallholders sell everything from gozleme to lamb rolls to wine to clothes. Parking’s plentiful in the surrounding streets and everyone’s welcome with the exception of four-legged friends, who can’t enter because of the school’s regulations.

🌳 Bushcare at Stotts Reserve: 9AM-12PM at Stotts Reserve, Bardwell Park (the group meets at 156 Kingsland Road North, Bexley North). Bushcare is a chance to meet likeminded people and get some exercise while looking after the local environment. Learn more and register here.

🖌️ Fan Dongwang Chinese Ink Brush Painting Workshop: 2:30-4:30PM at Art Atrium, 12 Daniel Street, Botany (entrance on Daphne Street at corner of Daniel Street). Costs $65 inclusive of materials. RSVP: [email protected]. Learn more.

Sunday ⛅ 18°

🦙 Family Fun Day in the Park: 10AM-2PM at Pemberton Reserve, behind Ramsgate RSL, corner Ramsgate Road & Chuter Avenue, Sans Souci. There will be rides, activities, a petting zoo, BBQ, food stalls, and live music. Learn more.

Monday ☀️ 20°

🍂 Nature Playgroup: 10-11AM at Arthur Byrne Reserve, Maroubra. Children 0-5 years and their parents/carers can play together in the natural environment. Each session includes songs, activities, stories, and free play. Please note the space has no closed fences or boundaries. This event by South Eastern Community Connect (SECC) is free but tickets are required. If it’s your first time attending an activity by SECC, you need to complete an online registration form.

🎮 Youth Drop-In: 3:30-7PM at Arncliffe Youth Centre, 9 Townsend Lane, Arncliffe. Bayside Council hosts teens aged 12+ with sports, games, art, music and snacks provided. Every Monday, Wednesday & Friday during school term. Learn more.

Tuesday ⛅ 20°

👶🏼 Supported Playgroup: 10-11AM at Eastlakes Public School, 7 Florence Avenue, Eastlakes. The SECC hosts unstructured and structured play activities that develop children's social, emotional and cognitive skills. All of the SECC’s supported playgroups offer developmental monitoring called Learn the Signs Act Early (LTSAE). All staff are trained in this and have a background in children’s development. Sessions are free. Learn more and register here.

Wednesday ⛅ 21°

👵 Prams & Grams Playgroup: The intergenerational playgroup meets at 10-11:30AM every Wednesday (until June 21) at the KCS Community Hub, 49 English Street, Kogarah. The program connects kids with seniors through play, story time, and various activities. Morning tea is provided. Open to people from all areas, but preference given to those from the St George and Sutherland areas. It’s a free activity but you’ll need to register. Learn more.

🎒 Starting School Parent Information Session: 6-7PM at Eastgardens Library, 152 Bunnerong Road, Eastgardens (inside the Westfield on the ground floor). If your child is starting school next year, join this parent information session to hear expert speakers discuss how to transition your child from pre-school to kindergarten, as well as enrolment processes. Free event but bookings are essential.

Thursday ⛅ 21°

🧘 Intergenerational Yoga: 10:30-11:30AM every Thursday (until June 29) at the KCS Community Hub, 49 English Street, Kogarah. Fun and interactive, all abilities yoga class for ages 0-99+ facilitated by the Yoga Foundation. There will be options to participate on the mats or sitting in a chair. It’s a free activity with morning tea provided. Registration essential. Learn more.

🏃🏽 One Drop Run Club: Meeting at 6PM at 5 Erith Street, Botany. Join the One Drop crew on the first Thursday of every month for a 5KM loop around Botany, starting and finishing at the Taproom. A complimentary schooner awaits at the finish. More info here.

🎤 Community Forum on the Voice to Parliament: 6-8PM at the Novotel Sydney Brighton Beach, Cnr Grand Parade & Princess Street, Brighton-Le-Sands. Bayside Council has organised a community forum to talk about the national referendum concerning constitutional recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Prominent Indigenous figures will host a panel and answer questions. More info.

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