What's on in and around Parramatta

HANDS ON: DIY skills are on offer at free workshops in your local Bunnings stores.

HANDS ON: DIY skills are on offer at free workshops in your local Bunnings stores.

WOMEN IN HISTORY: Dr Catherine Bishop will be guest speaker at the next meeting of Parramatta and District Historical Society on Wednesday, August 16 from 7.30pm at Burnside Public School Hall, 1 Masons Drive, North Parramatta. Dr Bishop’s subject will be “Minding her own business: Colonial businesswomen in Sydney”. She researches Australian, New Zealand and international history, with a particular focus on women. The lecture is free and will be followed by supper. Details: Ilma McKee, 9874 6607.

DO IT YOURSELF: Roll up your sleeves and learn to have fun with DIY as part of Bunnings Warehouse North Parramatta and Rydalmere’s free adult workshops held every Saturday and Sunday at 11am, 12.30pm and 2pm and topics include: Basic DIY Workshop Skills on August 12 and 13 and Storage Solutions on August 19 and 20; and Spring DIY Project on August 26 and 27. For details go to the website: Bunnings.com.au/yourstore.

FIND SUPPORT: PFLAG, the support group for parents, family, friends of lesbian and gay children, will meet on Saturday, August 26 from 2pm at 175 Hawkesbury Road, Westmead. Off-street parking is available. Details: Judy, 0439 466 125, email info@pflagaustralia.org.au or visit the website www.pflagaustralia.org.au.

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