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Inner Western Courier Thursday Not Used Anymore : May 6th 2009
MB INNER-WEST WEEKLY, Thursday, May 7, 2009 31 EVENTS Alive www.innerwestweekly.com.au It's burgers or broccoli - the choice is yours Canada Bay Mayor Angelo Tsirekas with Doungporn Rittavorn and two of her team from Thai Beauty in Drummoyne, which is holding a free workshop on Friday, May 22. FIONA BRADY IF YOU haven't exercised since 1989 and you eat more burgers than broccoli, it might be time to give your lifestyle a healthy overhaul. Find out how at Canada Bay Council's Wellness Week, taking place from May 18 to 24. This year's program includes free seminars on everything from reflexology to posture management, a health forum on depression and anxiety, and an author talk on weight management. You can also try out free classes in martial arts, reflexology and yoga. Canada Bay Mayor Angelo Tsirekas is hoping his residents take the opportunity to shape up. ''Wellness Week is a fantastic opportunity for us all to take a positive step to health and well- being,'' he said. ''Together we can create a healthy city." Bookings are essential. To download the complete calendar of classes and find out how to book, visit www.canadabay.nsw.gov.au The first 100 Canada Bay community members who register for a Wellness Week event will receive a goodie bag containing an MP3 player, pedometer, tape measure and healthy food recipe book. Learn how to live longer CONCORD Library is welcoming Shamala Ratnesar, leading dietitian and author, to give an informative talk about diet, weight-loss and wellbeing on Tuesday, May 12. As part of the City of Canada Bay's Wellness Week 2009, From 6.30pm, Ratnesar will be sharing weight-loss tips and solutions which she has acquired through years of experience in weight management and prevention. She now runs a clinical nutrition and lifestyle practice called The Total LIFE DietTM Centre and is passionate about helping people lead long, healthy and happy lives. To hear Shamala Ratnesar talk will cost $5, which includes refreshments. Book by calling 9911 6210. Merry month of May makes music ENJOY dance, music and song from around the world during Ashfield's Merry Month of May concert series every Friday lunchtime during May. The concerts take place from noon to 1.30pm outside Woolworths on level 4 of the Ashfield Mall. This Friday, Laura Bishop will sing folk songs from Eastern Europe, accompanying herself on an accordion. There'll also be traditional Indonesian dancing, and music from the Middle East and Eastern Europe. Phone 9716 1866 or visit www.ashfield.nsw.gov.au for details. Author chats about his life FIONA BRADY ASHFIELD Library is hosting an event for this month's Sydney Writers' Festival. Author Abbas El-Zein will speak about his memoir, Leave to Remain in which he charts his life journey -- from his childhood and teenage years in war-torn Beirut, his time in the UK, to his final migration to Australia. He will share his story with Therese Scott from Ashfield Library. El-Zein is Associate Professor of Environmental Engineering at Sydney University but has written many essays and short stories about war, identity and replacement. His novel Tell the Running Water was set in pre-civil war Beirut. Ashfield Mayor Ted Cassidy said the Sydney Writer's Festival was a highlight of Ashfield's calendar. ''This is the eighth time Ashfield Library has participated in this popular and prestigious literary week,'' he said. ''We are looking forward to welcoming Abbas El-Zein to Ashfield and hearing his story.'' The event is from 6.30pm to 7.30pm on Thursday, May 21, in the Ashfield Council Chambers, level 3, Ashfield Civic Centre. Copies of the book will be for sale. To book for the free event, call 9716 1810. For details about the festival, go to www.swf.org.au You're invited to their birthday bash CONCORD library is having a first birthday party -- and everyone's invited. It's on Monday, May 11, from 3.45pm to 5pm. There'll be food, games, library tours and a lucky door prize. Since opening its doors 12 months ago, Concord library has seen people borrow 325,000 items. The facilities include comfortable reading and study areas, a sound and vision section, meeting rooms, children's area and youth area. A council customer services centre is available at the library from 9.30am to 4pm on weekdays. To attend Concord Library's first birthday party phone 9911 6210 to RSVP by Friday, May 8. www.amews.com.au (02)9660 4999 99 Glebe Point Road, GLEBE Virginia Woolf (1882-1941) 2219405k wk45 RESTAURANT
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