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Inner Western Courier Thursday Not Used Anymore : December 3rd 2008
40 INNER-WEST WEEKLY, Thursday, December 4, 2008 MB Be free to do what you want The beauty of the Bay Run at sunset. ZILKA GROGAN FREE ACTIVITIES WITH the increasing financial pressure for households, who wouldn't want a family day out that won't break the budget. And with three months of summer sun ahead, many activities come with the added benefits of exercise and enjoying the outdoors. Cycling routes can be found throughout the Inner West, stretching from Ashfield and Summer Hill to Canada Bay. The Inner West Bike Map can be accessed online at www.massbug.org.au For runners and walkers, the Bay Run is a scenic route that spreads along the shores of Iron Cove. A 7km fun run is held annually, beginning at Leichhardt Park and running past the Iron Cove Bridge, Drummoyne Rowing Club and the UTS Haberfield Rowing Club. The Village of Homebush Heritage Walk is an opportunity to learn about the history of Strathfield and heritage buildings. A map of the route can be downloaded from www.strathfield.nsw.gov.au. Sydney Olympic Park offers birdwatching in Bicentennial Park and the surrounding wetlands. The park is home to more than 140 species of native birds. Rookwood Cemetery in Lidcombe is the largest cemetery in Australia and has been operating since 1867. Over 80 religious and cultural groups use the cemetery, which also houses the Sydney War Cemetery and the NSW Garden of Remembrance. Guided tours are often available. As Christmas approaches, carols are another free activity for the festive season. Strathfield Council is hosting its carols event in Strathfield Park on December 13 from 6.30pm. Ashfield Council's Carols by Candlelight will be held on Saturday 13 December at Ashfield Park from 6pm to 9pm. There will be delightful performances by local schools, church and community choirs. A sausage sizzle will also be available. Safe flame candles will also be provided for carols sing a long. For more information contact Council on 9716 1800. Burwood's Carols in the Park will be held in Burwood Park on Thursday, December 18, featuring children's entertainment including The Sponge Bob Squarepants Show and fireworks. Halliday Park in Five Dock will host Christmas carols on December 22 from 7.30pm.The event supports Communities for Communities, which helps build homes and hospitals for those most in need, such as Rainbow Village in Vietnam. Burwood's Carols in the Park will be held in Burwood Park on Thursday, December 18, featuring children's entertainment including The Sponge Bob Squarepants Show and fireworks. kenny's mowers a cut above the rest! OPEN 7 DAYS CUSTOMER CARPARK AT REAR THE OUTDOOR POWER EQUIPMENT SPECIALISTS UNBEATABLE PRICES ON ALL MODELS Edgers Chainsaws Hedge cutters Generators Mowers Brush Cutters Trimmers TBlowers
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