Society General Meeting 10am, Sat 25th Oct. Wentworth Falls
"A Grandparents Day Tea Party"
2.30pm, Sun. 26th Oct. Wentworth Falls
"The Great Koala Count"
Drs Grainne Cleary & Kellie Leigh
11am - Sun. 2nd Nov. Faulconbridge
Dr. Rachel Makinson
Newnes - Wolgan Valley + 2015 Ian Brown Calendar
"Music of the Mountains" with Jim Smith
Society General Meeting 10am Saturday 25th October Wentworth Falls School of Arts (Cnr Great Western Highway and Adele Avenue)
Listening to the Blue Mountains. Jim did his first Blue Mountains bushwalk 50 years ago and has lived in Wentworth falls for 40 years.
Known as an enthusiastic promoter of bushwalking, Jim now believes that people in the bush are doing too much walking and not enough sitting. He says that the most remarkable things that he has seen and heard in the bush were experienced when he was standing still, sitting or lying down. He will discuss the bush sounds which were once common but have now disappeared from the Blue Mountains, the sounds that modern human ears miss, mysterious and terrifying night sounds, bird dialects, echoes, the loudest and most subtle sounds of the region, silences, his favourite sounds, the most horrible sound he ever heard and sounds that only he has heard. Jim will explain why it is harmful to watch televised nature documentaries and discuss the pathological condition termed nature deficit disorder syndrome. Although the sounds of the Blue Mountains vary on a daily and seasonal basis, Jim believes that there is an underlying soundscape, or "music" distinctive to the region, that few people know how to listen to. There will not be a "question time" after this presentation, but members of the audience will be invited to share their own special memories of the sounds of the Blue Mountains. Visitors will be very welcome. Gold coin donation.
"A Grandparents Day Afternoon Tea Party" – for our Grandchildren's Survival
2.30pm - Sunday 26th October 19 Falls Rd Wentworth Falls
You are invited to an afternoon tea letter writing party at the home of Robin and Warwick Mosman.
Bob Debus will launch a new website to encourage hundreds, thousands of other grandparents to write letters.