Local Groups & Activities

Blackheath Playgroup

Just turn up and meet other children/
parents/ carers in a friendly and informal setting.
This playgroup facilitated by a trained worker from Thrive Services as well as volunteers.
Mondays in the School Hall from 9:00 am to 11:00 am
Contact: Kylie on 4782 1555 for further information.
Cost: Gold coin donation & a piece of fruit to share at morning tea.

A partnership activity of Blackheath Area Neighbourhood Centre, Thrive Services & Blackheath Public School

BLUE MOUNTAINS BUSINESS DRINKS

Business Made Social.
Membership and politics FREE (We’re Switzerland!)

Social business group for Blue Mountains based businesses.
Fortnightly events (evening, breakfast and special occasions) held in Blackheath and surrounding Upper Blue Mountains villages.
Ph: 1300 850 605
Email:
Website: businessdrinks.com.au

Breakfast drinks on the first Thursday of the month
Evening drinks on the third Thursday of the month

BLACKHEATH THEATRE COMPANY (BTC)

Blackheath Theatre Company aims to produce plays, encourage local playwrights, run workshops in all aspects of theatre. BTC runs workshops, auditions, rehearsals, and plays at various times throughout the year. For more information and program guides go to: http://blackheaththeatrecompany.com/

U3A UKULELE CLASSES FOR AGES 50+

Come along and learn the ukulele with a fun and friendly group of people every Monday 10am til 12pm during school term at Blackheath Bates Hall, Gardiner Crescent, Blackheath. You must be registered for U3A to attend. To register go HERE.

1ST BLACKHEATH SCOUT GROUP

The 1st Blackheath Scout Group has been part of the community of the Upper Blue Mountains for over 90 years. We provide boys and girls, young and old with lots of fun, challenging experiences, skills development and
motivation to do their best and prepare them for an active and rewarding life.
Each section has its own trained Leaders and Assistant Leaders. Scout Leaders come from all walks of life, from parents of Scouts, to childhood Scouts, to people with no Scouting experience at all!

Interested in joining? Or becoming a Scout Leader? Contact Mark McGrath 0403 349 332

BLACKHEATH HISTORY FORUM

Click here to access information about the Blackheath History Forum.

BLACKHEATH PHILOSOPHY FORUM

Click here to access information about the Blackheath Philosophy Forum.

THE ‘HEATHENS’ CHOIR

A singing group for Blackheath – Wednesdays 2.00pm to 4.15pm @ the Bates Hall cnr of Gardiner Cres and the Great Western Highway Blackheath

All ages, no experience necessary

More information call singing group leader Chris Wheeler 4787 5725 or

http://www.heathenschoir.org

BLACKHEATH WALKERS

HEART FOUNDATION WALKING

Blackheath Walkers are into six years of walking as a local community group. Many friendships have been formed. We walk in a variety of amazing locations around Blackheath village each Monday at 8.30am.

This is a health walk and the purpose of this program is to promote both regular exercise and create an activity which provides motivation to continue. Walking with a group is more social and less ‘have to’.

Blackheath Walkers meet at Jubilee Park next to Blackheath Oval on Mondays at 8.30am. After the weekly walk, walkers are encouraged to bring their morning tea, and to mix with the entire group. For further information please contact Ian Gilchrist: 47878150.

BLACKHEATH PHYSIOWALKS

Blackheath Physiowalks is a Blackheath Area Neighbourhood Centre (BANC) & Heart Foundation walking group for men. It is also part of the US -based network Walk With a Doc network. Men can join and walk for free.
The group founder is Dr. Andrey Zheluk, a physiotherapist, academic, and Heart Foundation volunteer walk organiser.
They meet each Friday, 10am out the front of BANC in Gardiners Crescent Blackheath NSW and decide as a group where to  walk that day. For more information, email: .

Physiowalks Facebook page – facebook.com/physiowalks

FRIENDS OF BLACKHEATH POOL & MEMORIAL PARK (FoBP&MP)

Protecting our gem of the mountains

FoBP&MP meets 6:30PM second Thursday of each month, new members always welcome!

Contact us by email: or post: PO Box 221 Blackheath NSW 2785

Find us online on Facebook or at http://friendsofblackheathpool.blogspot.com & tweeting at http://twitter.com/Blackheath_Pool

THE KNITWITS

The Knitwits meet at the Ivanhoe Hotel on the corner of the Great Western Highway and Govett’s Leap Rd blackheath on Tuesdays from 2:00pm to 4:00pm. Afternoon tea provided. Everyone welcome! Contact Judy 4787 5529

AFRICAN DRUMMING & PERCUSSION

Bates Hall – Mondays 6 pm till 8 pm
For more information contact John:

ECOPELLA CHOIR

A multi-city choir whose powerful, sophisticated a cappella music is concerned with environmental themes

2nd and 4th Thursdays from 6:30pm
Contact Miguel 9810 4601 or email

BLACKHEATH PHOENIX CHOIR

Phoenix is an SATB community choir singing a range of music.
We perform several concerts each year and support occasional social, community and fund-raising events. New members are always welcome.

Rehearsals: 7 pm to 9.30 pm on Tuesdays during school terms at Blackheath Uniting Church Hall, Govetts Leap Road Enquiries:47009308 phoenixchoir.org.au

BLUE MOUNTAINS OCCASIONAL CARE

We are open in school term every Friday from 9:30 am to 2 pm at Blackheath.

We offer an early childhood program where children can make friends and learn through play (for children 0 – 6 years). Many of our families use occasional care so they can study or attend appointments. A government subsidy is available to all families also. For more information: www.mocs.org.au

BLACKHEATH ART SOCIETY

WORKSHOPS & SHORT COURSES

139a Station St Blackheath

STUDIO GROUPS

EXHIBITIONS

Enquiries: Brian Bright 0401 768 688
Or the studio 4787 6016 or visit www.blackheathart.com

BLACKHEATH & DISTRICT HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY

Your local Garden Club that welcomes all levels of gardeners from the knowledgeable to those with black thumbs.

Meetings are held on the first Thursday of each Month (except January) at The Lodge, Campbell Rhododendron Gardens, Bacchante Street, from 10 am to 12 noon.
Meetings include a mini flower show, morning tea and a guest speaker. Joining Fee is $20 the first year which includes a name badge and then $15 yearly from then. A monthly newsletter is sent by email.

Enquiries: Walter Hitchell 4782 2292 Email:

BLACKHEATH AREA MEN’S SHED

BAMS, a member of the Australian Men’s
Shed Association, is community-based, non-
profit, non-commercial and, as with all members of the Association, has the objective of advancing the health and welfare of its male members. BAMS provides a safe and non-threatening environment for men to meet, to chat, and to take part in its activities.
Located at 8 Bundarra St, Blackheath, BAMS welcomes new members.

Come & visit us on Tuesday & Thursday between 9:30am and 3pm, Call The Shed on 4787 5773 or Peter on 4787 6178.

THE ROTARY CLUB OF BLACKHEATH

DINNER MEETING – Join us Thursdays 6.30 for 7 pm Blackheath Golf Club for a night of Fellowship and Fun. All new members and guests welcome. Join Rotary – Volunteer World Wide

Ring Mina Howard 0419 629 407

“Rotary helps make the world a better place” Our motto is “Service Before Self”

BLACKHEATH RED CROSS INTERNATIONAL

Supporting overseas and domestic projects.

We welcome you to join us! Meetings are held at 2 pm on the second Wednesday each month.
Enquiries: Gail 4787 6461

BLACKHEATH ANGLICAN CHURCH

IMPRINT YOUTH!- 7 pm to 9 pm every Friday night

*NEW* KIDS CLUB 3 pm to 5 pm every Friday night (During school terms)

Cost: $2
Enjoy fun, friends, games, yummy food and the bible Cnr of GWH and Hat Hill Road.

Contact: Michelle Seers for more details 0421 313 898

FUN WITH TRIVIA

In the New Ivanhoe Hotel dining room with your host Geoffrey.
Come along, join in, bring a friend. Make a team of 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 or more. It’s FREE!
Every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month from 7pm to 9:30pm.

VOCAL EDGE

Vocal Edge is a women’s vocal group who love
to sing. We strive to improve our musical and
performance skills through weekly vocal instruction
provided by experienced leaders.
New members are always welcome. The first three weeks are free! For women aged 16+ Only $15 for the day!
We meet in Blackheath on Wednesday evenings at the Bates Hall, cnr Gardiner Cres and GWH.

For further details please contact
Sharon on 0418 118 110 or Amanda on 0405 323 099.

LIVING WITH HAEMOCHROMATOSIS

BLACKHEATH’S DISCUSSION GROUP

Monthly informal meetings will be held in the clubhouse of the Blackheath Golf Club, Valley View Road, Blackheath on the Third Friday of the Month.
Friendly, supportive atmosphere, no RSVPs, no entry fees.Meet at Clubhouse reception.
Discussions begin at 11 am in small private meeting room. Refreshments available from Brightlands Bistro after midday. Enquiries to Barbara 4787 7937 email : haemochromatosis.org.au

BLACKHEATH TENNIS CLUB

SOCIAL TENNIS Everybody Welcomeon Tuesdays, Fridays & Sundays, 9 am – 12 noonFor Enquiries call Bill Hume on 4787 8325

BLUE MOUNTAINS RHODODENDRON SOCIETY

Bacchante Street. Blackheath 4787 8965Bi-Monthly General Meeting – (Feb; Apr; June; Aug; Sept; Dec).“The Lodge” Campbell Rhododendron Gardens Saturday 2pmGuest Speakers & Afternoon Tea – Membership $11Learn growing tips for Rhododendrons, Azaleas & other exotic speciesWalk through our beautiful, peaceful gardensMonday Garden Volunteers welcome 9am to 3pm so bring Lunch.

POPES GLEN VOLUNTEER BUSHCARE

Volunteers welcome for Saturday working groups.
9 am to 1 pm (come when you can, leave when you have to) For information and specific dates, contact
Alan Lane 0425 382 441 or email