Through a Distant Lens

  • Tuesday 20 Feb, 9.00AM – 5.00PM
    Wednesday 21 Feb, 9.00AM – 5.00PM
    Thursday 22 Feb, 9.00AM – 5.00PM
  • The Agonis Building, 2232 Albany Highway, Gosnells
  • Free

The Workshop Camera Club has drawn inspiration from the City’s Historic Photograph Collection to create a series of images that show the changing face of this region over the past 120 years.

The Art of McCartney – Scott Vance

  • Wednesday 21 Feb, 11.00AM – 12.00PM
  • Don Russell Performing Arts Centre, Lot 13, Murdoch Road, Thornlie
  • Standard $14.50, Group (10 or more) $13.50, Carers $3

Scott has performed in various Beatles tribute bands for over 20 years. He now brings that depth of experience to showcase the incomparable songs written by music icon Paul McCartney.

Thornlie Community Markets

  • Friday 23 Feb, 5.00PM – 9.00PM
  • Walter Padbury Park, Thornlie
  • Free

The Summer Twilight Community Markets are back at Walter Padbury Reserve with an abundance of food trucks, market stalls and live entertainment.

Family Fishing Clinic

  • Saturday 24 Feb, 9.30AM – 12.30PM
  • corner of Beatrice Ave, Shelley
  • $10.50 per person, Bookings are essential.

Join this family friendly fishing clinic and learn about Recfishwest, good fishing practices, casting and general safety, followed by a hands-on fishing session with prizes and a light lunch.

Sing out Loud presented by Act-Belong-Commit

  • Saturday 24 Feb, 10.00AM – 11.00AM
  • Don Russell Performing Arts Centre, Lot 13, Murdoch Road, Thornlie
  • Free but bookings are essential. Bookings open on 29 January, please call 9397 3000.

Sing your heart out at this WA Opera workshop for parents and children as you learn singing techniques while singing in Italian alongside professional opera singers.

Under the Sea

  • Saturday 24 Feb, 1.00PM – 4.00PM
  • Leisure World, Leisure World, Thornlie Ave & Culross Ave, Thornlie
  • Leisure World entry fees apply.

You are o-fish-ally invited to jump in and enjoy the fun, under the sea and out of the sun. Join us at Leisure World for some great family entertainment.

Creations from the Man Cave artist workshop with Neil Elliott

  • Sunday 25 Feb, 10.00AM – 4.00PM
  • Wilkinson Homestead Museum, 34 Homestead Rd, Gosnells
  • Sorry, this event is now fully booked. Please contact the City to be added to the waitlist.

Participants in this workshop session will get to work with the artist to create their own take-home sculpture using found objects by gluing, screwing, nailing and riveting items at this hands-on, interactive workshop.

‘Pop-up Card’ workshop

  • Tuesday 27 Feb, 10.30AM – 11.30AM
  • Knowledge Centre, 2232D Albany Highway, Gosnells
  • Free, but bookings are essential. Bookings open on 29 January.

Do you enjoy arts and craft activities? Are you keen to learn something new? Then embrace your creativity, be inspired and learn a new craft at this ‘Pop-up Card’ workshop.

Mind and Body Workshop

  • Wednesday 28 Feb, 5.30PM – 7.30PM
  • The Agonis Building, 2232 Albany Highway, Gosnells
  • Sorry, this event is now fully booked. Please contact the City to be added to the waitlist

Discover new ways to exercise your mind and body to improve mental health and general wellbeing during this two-hour workshop.

Microgreens: one of the hottest trends in home gardening

  • Thursday 1 Mar, 10.00AM – 11.30AM
  • Thornlie Public Library, 1 Culross Avenue, Thornlie
  • Sorry, this event is now fully booked. Please contact the City to be added to the waitlist.

Discover simple steps to growing your own microgreens, which you can use to create a gourmet garnish or add to a delicious salad.

Cubby Building

  • Thursday 1 Mar, 3.30PM – 5.00PM
  • Mills Park, Brixton St, Beckenham
  • $5.50 each. Bookings are essential.

Children can learn simple knot-tying skills and good cooperation, while building cubbies from various materials. There will also be wilderness awareness games.

Ghost Walks

  • Friday 2 Mar, 7.00PM – 10.45PM
  • Hardinge Road Picnic Area, Orange Grove
  • Sorry, this event is now fully booked. Please contact the City to be added to the waitlist.

A Ghost Walk is a great night out for all ages. Enjoy a guided moonlit walk along a well-marked track while being entertained by storytelling Ghosts.

Travel photography: how to take amazing travel portraits

  • Saturday 3 Mar, 9.30AM – 11.30AM
  • Thornlie Public Library, 1 Culross Avenue, Thornlie
  • Sorry, this event is now fully booked. Please contact the City to be added to the waitlist.

Join renowned Perth photographer Seng Mah for an informative session on travel photography. Learn about lighting, composition, finding good photographic spots and engaging with local cultures.

Jump, Jam, Jiggle

  • Saturday 3 Mar, 9.45AM – 10.45AM
    Saturday 3 Mar, 11.15AM – 12.15PM
  • 2 Holmes Street, Southern River
  • Free, but bookings are essential. Bookings open on 29 January.

In these interactive workshops, children will enjoy a hands-on musical journey of instrument playing, song and movement.

Recycled Art

  • Saturday 3 Mar, 10.00AM – 11.30AM
  • Amherst Village Library, 2 Holmes Street, Southern River
  • This is a free event however bookings are essential.

Art to make you feel good!

Lifeball and Leisure in Your Local Park

  • Thursday 8 Mar, 9.00AM – 11.00AM
  • Alexandria Boulevard, Canning Vale
  • Free, but bookings are essential. Bookings open on 29 January.

Adults, this is one for you. Join in a game of Lifeball or try a range of leisure activities including ultimate frisbee, bocce, croquet and more.

Messy Play Trail

  • Friday 9 Mar, 9.30AM – 11.30AM
  • Thornlie Community Centre, 14 Glenbrook Road, Thornlie
  • Free

Bring the kids for a morning of messy fun and sensory play with water, slime, painting, mud and more. Be sure to wear clothes that are allowed to get dirty and don’t forget to bring a towel, drink and snacks.

The Killer Vs The King

  • Friday 9 Mar, 7.30PM – 9.15PM
  • Don Russell Performing Arts Centre, Lot 13, Murdoch Road, Thornlie
  • Standard $31.30, Concession $27.30, Group (10 or more) $23.30

Back by popular demand, the Sun Rising Band presents the two biggest names in rock and roll – Elvis Presley and Jerry Lee Lewis – in a foot-stomping new show.

Popcorn Cinema Series - Moana (PG)

  • Friday 9 Mar, 7.30PM – 9.30PM
  • Polaris Way, Canning Vale
  • Free

Explore fantastical lands with Moana and Maui in this animated adventure.

Creations from the Man Cave Exhibition Trail

  • Saturday 10 Mar, 9.00AM – 5.00PM
    Sunday 11 Mar, 9.00AM – 5.00PM
    Monday 12 Mar, 9.00AM – 5.00PM
  • City of Gosnells Civic Centre, 2120 Albany Highway, Gosnells
  • Free

Neil Elliott’s exhibition Creations from the Man Cave will feature at various City venues for this exhibition trail. Be inspired by sculptural pieces made from found objects.

Southern River Community Garden Open Day

  • Saturday 10 Mar, 10.00AM – 2.00PM
  • Southern River Community Garden, 80 Anaconda Dr, Gosnells
  • Free

Enjoy free family friendly activities focused on art and craft, garden education and planting. It’s a great time to visit this community garden, with music, an animal petting farm, food and much more.

Power-packed, delicious, healthy smoothies

  • Saturday 10 Mar, 10.00AM – 11.00AM
  • Kenwick Public Library, 82 Kenwick Road, Kenwick
  • Sorry, this event is now fully booked. Please contact the City to be added to the waitlist.

Learn about the nutritional benefits of consuming more fresh fruit and vegetables throughout the day. You’ll also get to sample a delicious, healthy, power-packed smoothie.

Glow Wheels Parade

  • Saturday 10 Mar, 7.00PM – 10.00PM
  • Mills Park Centre, Mills Park Centre, 86 Brixton St, Beckenham
  • Free but bookings are essential. Bookings open on 29 January.

Join us for the Glow Wheels Parade in celebration of Bike Week. Light up your bike and dress in your best glow in the dark accessories, before heading out for a leisurely parade ride around Mills Park.

Emergency Services Open Day

  • Sunday 11 Mar, 10.00AM – 2.00PM
  • 16 Horley Road, Beckenham
  • Free

Come and say g’day to your local police, fire and State Emergency Services personnel when the City opens the doors of its new Emergency Operations Centre to the public.

A World of Dark Comedy

  • Sunday 11 Mar, 1.30PM – 2.30PM
  • Don Russell Performing Arts Centre, Lot 13, Murdoch Road, Thornlie
  • Standard $8

From the people who brought us Over the Fence Comedy Film Festival last June, comes its new touring festival of short films - A World of Dark Comedy.

Creations from the Man Cave - Children’s craft workshop with Neil Elliott

  • Tuesday 13 Mar, 4.00PM – 6.00PM
  • The Agonis Building, 2232 Albany Highway, Gosnells
  • Free, but bookings are essential. Bookings open on 29 January.

Children who participate in this workshop session will get to work with the artist to create their own take-home sculpture using found objects.

Kombucha Presentation and Tasting

  • Wednesday 14 Mar, 12.00PM – 2.00PM
  • Kenwick Public Library, 82 Kenwick Road, Kenwick
  • Sorry, this event is now fully booked. Please contact the City to be added to the waitlist.

Learn how to make your own Kombucha - original and flavoured Kombucha - as well as find out what can go wrong in the fermenting process and how to fix it.

Sweet Treat Swaps

  • Wednesday 14 Mar, 5.30PM – 7.30PM
  • The Agonis Building, 2232 Albany Highway, Gosnells
  • Free but bookings are essential. Bookings open on 29 January.

Join Gemma, principal nutritionist from The Sprout Nutrition and Wellness, to learn how simple swaps in your recipes can create delicious and nutritious treats.

Lifeball and Leisure in Your Local Park

  • Thursday 15 Mar, 9.00AM – 11.00AM
  • Mills Park Centre, Mills Park Centre, 86 Brixton St, Beckenham
  • Free, but bookings are essential. Bookings open on 29 January.

Adults, this is one for you. Join in a game of Lifeball or try a range of leisure activities including ultimate frisbee, bocce, croquet and more.

Little Scribblers presented by Act-Belong-Commit

  • Saturday 17 Mar, 10.00AM – 2.00PM
  • Nightjar Ln, Langford
  • Free

Grab your lab coat and safety glasses as Little Scribblers takes you into the science lab! Have fun with the family while you learn about science experiments, astronomy, forensics and so much more.

Harmony Colour Run

  • Sunday 18 Mar, 8.00AM – 9.30AM
  • Centennial Pioneer Park Amphitheatre, Gosnells
  • Sorry, this event is now fully booked.

Dance through a cloud of colour at this free Harmony Week community event, as we celebrate our vibrant multicultural community.

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