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Upcoming Events

Upcoming events and activities for parents and babies, toddlers and school aged children in the Wollongong and Illawarra area.

Disclaimer: The details of each event are subject to change and may be weather reliant. Please contact individual event holders prior to attendance to confirm details. Some events require pre-booking.

TIGS Open Day | 10 March | Academic Distinction. Global Possibilities.

Tuesday 10 March, 2020

Information Sessions will be held at 10.30am and 6.00pm.

Ages: Preschool to Year 12
Cost: Free to attend
Venue: The Illawarra Grammar School (TIGS)
TIGS Open Day is coming up on Tuesday 10 March 2020. Discover an educational experience where your child can achieve their academic and individual best!
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Reset your Stress Workshop: Support South Coast families impacted by bushfires.

Saturday 29 February, 2020

10am - 4pm

Ages:
Cost: Instead of tickets attendees are asked to a buy a $100 gift card that will go directly to families in South Coast Communities.
Venue: Sage Hotel Wollongong
In this one day workshop four practitioners come together to provide you with the information and tools you need to reflect on and deal with your stress, and all proceeds will go to helping families hit by fires to buy essential items.
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Illawarra Annual Brick Show, supporting Kidzwish

Saturday 7 March - Sunday 8 March

10am - 5pm / 9am - 4pm

Ages: All ages, family-friendly event!
Cost: $10 pp or $45 for a family of 5. Kids under 3 FREE.
Venue: Illawarra Sports Stadium
Over 30 Master Builders from all over NSW & the ACT will be travelling to Wollongong on the 7th & 8th of March to showcase their brick building skills using LEGO.
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Early Start Speaker Series 2020 - School Readiness

Wednesday 11 March, 2020

6pm - 7.30pm

Ages: Adults only
Cost: $15 per person ($10 for members). All attendees will receive a free school readiness resource to take home on the night.
Venue: Building 21, G.08, Early Start, University of Wollongong
Our first Speaker Series of 2020 takes an in-depth look at all aspects of the transition and provides practical advice on how to prepare for a positive and successful start to big school for both your children and your family.
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Wings over Illawarra 2020 - Australia's best annual airshow spectacular is almost here! SAVE on online tickets!

Saturday 2 May - Sunday 3 May, 2020. Gates open 9am - 5pm. Airshow 11am - 4pm.

Ages: All ages family-friendly event!
Cost: Book your tickets online and SAVE! Kids under 5 years of age are FREE.
Venue: Shellharbour Airport
Wings Over Illawarra 2020 - something for EVERY FAMILY MEMBER! Australia's best annual airshow spectacular, right here in the Illawarra, returns Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd May 2020 - Tickets ON SALE NOW!
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Toddler Time: Summertime Fun at Figtree Grove

10am  to 1pm    to  Thu 27 February 20

Venue: Figtree Grove Shopping Centre - Next to Wendy's
Address: 19 Princes Hwy Figtree NSW 2525
Ages: 1-4 years
Cost: FREE

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WWIS Positive Relationships 8 Week Course for Women - Term 1, 2020

Thursday evenings and Wednesday mornings

10am/6.15pm  to 12pm/8.15pm   Tue 11 February 20 to  Wed 1 April 20

Venue: WWIS
Address: 170 Corrimal Street Wollongong NSW 2500
Ages:
Cost: FREE

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See Change Program

Weekly

10am  to 12pm   Tue 18 February 20 to  Tue 24 March 20

Venue: The Salvation Army First Floor Program
Address: 11-13 Burelli St Wollongong NSW 2500
Ages: Parents/Carers
Cost: Gold Coin Donation

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Sharks Pop-Up Exhibition - Stockland Shellharbour

 to    Sat 22 February 20 to  Fri 20 March 20

Venue: Stockland Shellharbour - Centre Court, near Woolworths
Address: 211 Lake Entrance Rd Shellharbour NSW 2529
Ages: All ages
Cost: FREE

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100 Stories Before School - Corrimal Library

Last Friday of the month

10am  to 11am    to  Fri 28 February 20

Venue: Corrimal Library
Address: 15 Short Street Corrimal NSW
Ages: Pre-school age
Cost: FREE

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Family Friendly Friday - Family Movie

5.30pm  to 7pm    to  Fri 28 February 20

Venue: Dapto Library
Address: 89/111 Princes Highway Dapto NSW 2530
Ages: All ages
Cost: FREE

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Vietnamese Children's Dancing - Warrawong Plaza

11.30am  to 12.30pm    to  Sat 29 February 20

Venue: Warrawong Plaza - Centre Court
Address: Cnr Cowper and King St Warrawong NSW 2502
Ages: All Ages
Cost: FREE

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Drop in Duplo - Wollongong Library

Every Monday during school term

9.30am  to 11.30am    to  Mon 2 March 20

Venue: Wollongong City Library
Address: 41 Burelli Street Wollongong NSW 2500
Ages: 3 years +
Cost: FREE

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Mini Mondays - Science Playdate for 0-6 year olds

Every Monday

9.30am  to 10am    to  Mon 2 March 20

Venue: Science Space Wollongong
Address: 60 Squires Way North Wollongong NSW 2500
Ages: 0-6 year olds
Cost: Children under 6 are free with one paid adult entry. Activity sessions are free! This new activity is FREE for all members.

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Kiama Jazz & Blues Festival 2020

All day event

 to    Fri 6 March 20 to  Mon 9 March 20

Venue: Multiple Venues, Kiama
Address: Kiama NSW 2533
Ages: All ages
Cost: FREE

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Super Rugby NSW Waratahs versus Waikato Chiefs

7.15pm  to     to  Fri 6 March 20

Venue: WSEC
Address: Corner Crown and Harbour Streets, North Wollongong NSW
Ages: All ages
Cost: All NSW Waratahs members and fans are invited to the final training session before our home match in Wollongong against the Chiefs. This is a ticketed event, please redeem your FREE ticket via the event website link.

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Knit, Knot, Weave – Creative Weekend Workshops - Early Start Discovery Space

Knit, Knot, Weave will run across 5 Saturdays. Choose the workshops you like or book in for all 5.

10.30am  to 11.30am   Sat 7 March 20 to  Sat 4 April 20

Venue: Early Start Discovery Space
Address: Building 21, University of Wollongong, Northfields Avenue Wollongong NSW 2500
Ages: 7 years +. Parent supervision required – participation always encouraged.
Cost: $10 members / $12.50 non-members per workshop

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Exploring Circuits – Creative Weekend Workshopst - Early Start Discovery Space

Exploring Circuits will run across 5 Sundays. Choose the workshops you like or book in for all 5.

10.30am  to 11.30am   Sun 8 March 20 to  Sun 5 April 20

Venue: Early Start Discovery Space
Address: Ground floor, Building 21 University of Wollongong, Northfields Ave Wollongong NSW 2500
Ages: 6 years +. Parent supervision required – participation always encouraged.
Cost: $10 members / $12.50 non-members per workshop

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HSC Workshop: Creative Writing with Will Kostakis

5.30pm  to 7pm    to  Tue 10 March 20

Venue: Wollongong Library
Address: 41 Burelli Street Wollongong NSW 2500
Ages: Open to Years 11 and 12.
Cost: FREE

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Learn Safe Workshops - Helping Learner Drivers Become Safer Drivers

6pm  to 8pm    to  Tue 10 March 20

Venue: Wollongong City Council
Address: 41 Burelli Street Wollongong NSW 2500
Ages: Learner drivers
Cost: FREE

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Storytime with Warrawong Library

On every second Thursday of the month.

10.30am  to 11.30am    to  Thu 12 March 20

Venue: Warrawong Plaza - Level 2 Playground
Address: Cnr King & Cowper Street Warrawong NSW 2502
Ages:
Cost: FREE

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Moonlight Movies - Figtree: The LEGO Movie

Gates open at 6pm  to 10pm    to  Sat 14 March 20

Venue: Roy Johanson Park, Figtree
Address: Euroka Street West Wollongong NSW 2500
Ages: All ages
Cost: FREE

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Playground Official Opening with Bluey - Wollongong Central

9am  to 1pm    to  Sat 14 March 20

Venue: Level 1, Crown Building
Address: 200 Crown Street Wollongong NSW 2500
Ages: All ages
Cost: This is a free event, however BOOKINGS ARE REQUIRED to secure your time with Bluey in centre.

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Cloth Nappy & Natural Baby Care Workshop - Dapto Library

10.30am  to 12pm    to  Mon 16 March 20

Venue: Dapto Library
Address: 93 Princes Highway Dapto NSW 2530
Ages: Parents/Carers
Cost: FREE

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Dumbledore's Army - A monthly meeting of wizards and muggles to create, discuss and enjoy all things Harry Potter.

Once a month during school term

4pm  to 5pm    to  Mon 16 March 20

Venue: Wollongong City Library
Address: 41 Burelli Street Wollongong NSW 2500
Ages: 12 - 18 years of age.
Cost: FREE

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Maggie Dent: From the Sandpit to Adulthood

7pm  to 9pm    to  Mon 16 March 20

Venue: St Luke's Dapto
Address: Moombara Street Dapto NSW 2530
Ages: Parents & Carers
Cost: Early Bird Ticket - $20 until Nov 30th 2019. Tickets - $35 each

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HSC Workshop: English Common Module with Jane Sherlock - Dapto Library

5pm  to 8pm    to  Tue 17 March 20

Venue: Dapto Library
Address: #89, 111 Princes Highway Dapto NSW 2530
Ages: Open to Year 12.
Cost: FREE

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Moonlight Movies: Iron Man

Gates open at 6.30 pm and film screens at 8pm (on sunset). Event concludes at 10pm.

6pm  to 9.30pm    to  Sat 21 March 20

Venue: The Arts Precinct, Wollongong
Address: Burelli Street Wollongong NSW 2500
Ages: M rated movie
Cost: FREE

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LEGO Club - Thirroul Library

Fourth Wednesday of the month

4pm  to 5pm    to  Wed 25 March 20

Venue: Thirroul Library
Address: 356 Lawrence Hargrave Drive Thirroul NSW 2515
Ages: 5 - 12 years
Cost: FREE

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 30th Anniversary Pizza Party

Doors open 6:30pm for 7pm show time.

7pm screening, doors open 6.30 pm for pizza and refreshments  to 9.30pm    to  Fri 27 March 20

Venue: Science Space
Address: 60 Squires Way Wollongong NSW 2500
Ages: Rating: PG (there is sexually suggestive content)
Cost: $17.90 + Eventbrite booking fee

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Sculpture in the Garden - Wollongong Botanic Gardens

9am  to 5pm   Sat 4 April 20 to  Sun 31 May 20

Venue: Wollongong Botanic Gardens
Address: Murphys Avenue Keiraville NSW 2500
Ages: All ages
Cost: FREE

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Safe Series Workshop - supported by KU Figtree Preschool.

4pm  to 6pm    to  Mon 6 April 20

Venue: KU Figtree Preschool
Address: 77 Uralba street Figtree NSW
Ages: Parents/Carers
Cost: FREE

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Learn To Love Yourself - A One Day Retreat For Teen Girls

10am  to 4pm    to  Fri 17 April 20

Venue: Ray of Light
Address: 20 Cope Place Bulli NSW 2516
Ages: 13-18 years
Cost: $75 early bird $90 standard

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Wings Over Illawarra 2020

Gates open: 9am. Flying Display begins at 10:30am  to    Sat 2 May 20 to  Sun 3 May 20

Venue: Illawarra Regional Airport
Address: Airport Road Albion Park Rail NSW 2527
Ages: All ages
Cost: Tickets start from $20

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UOW Early Start Conference

9am  to 5pm   Mon 13 July 20 to  Wed 15 July 20

Venue: Early Start Discovery Space
Address: UOW, Northfields Ave Wollongong NSW 2500
Ages:
Cost: EARLY BIRD - SPECIAL RATE ($450.00) / Full registration will be $550 once Early Bird close on 31 March 2020 Students ($110.00) / Must have a valid student ID Card Association Members ECA ($495.00)

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