International Women's Day
Celebrate International Women’s Day 2021 through a range of fun, thought-provoking and COVID-Safe events!
Monday 8 March is International Women’s Day (IWD), a chance to celebrate the achievements of women in our city and call out the biases that lead to inequity.
This year, Council has joined with Penrith Women’s Health Centre and other local organisations to put together a calendar of events in recognition of the contribution women make to our City.
We invite you to take part in an event and, on 8 March and every other day, to embrace the IWD 2021 theme and #ChooseToChallenge the barriers women face so we can create a more balanced world.
Zonta Club International Women’s Day Dinner
When: Tuesday 2 March – 6.30pm
Where: Penrith Panthers, Mulgoa Road, Penrith
Be among the first to celebrate International Women’s Day (IWD) 2021 at a dinner hosted by the Zonta Club of Nepean Valley. Zonta is a global organisation that empowers women through service and advocacy. At the dinner, you will hear from an inspiring woman from a refugee background along with the Service for the Treatment and Rehabilitation of Torture and Trauma Survivors (STARTTS).
Tickets cost $30. To book your place call Leonie on 0429 221 448
Women Out West!
When: Sunday 7 March 3:30pm to 6:30pm
Where: Penrith Regional Gallery, River Road, Emu Plains
Penrith Performing & Visual Arts and Women with Altitude will host two International Women’s Day panel discussions, ‘Rebuilding after Domestic Violence’ and ‘Women at Work’. Come together to meet other women, listen, learn and be inspired. The panel will include:
Writer, speaker, business coach and domestic violence survivor Chandu Bickford
Penrith Deputy Mayor and Haven Board Member Tricia Hitchen
Penrith Performing & Visual Arts Chair Alison McLaren
Member for Blue Mountains Trish Doyle MP
Tickets are $30 or $25 for concession and include a soft drink and snack. To find out more go to https://www.penrithregionalgallery.com.au/events/women-out-west/
International Women’s Day Launch Zoom Event
#ChooseToChallenge – How local women are making a difference
When: Monday 8 March – 10am
Join us for a special online event to hear inspirational messages from women in our community:
- A welcome from Aunty Carol Cooper
- Penrith Mayor Karen McKeown OAM
- Penrith Women’s Health Centre Manager Jane Gold
- Anglican Church Minister Gail Hinton, and
- Community Advocate and Refugee Veronica Nou
You’ll hear how each of these women #ChooseToChallenge the biases that foster inequality. To register for this Zoom event email Sarah at firstname.lastname@example.org
International Women’s Day Health and Wellbeing Day
When: Monday 8 March – 9:30am to 4pm
Where: Kingswood Community Centre, Bringelly Road, Kingswood
Ripples will host a day of free health and wellbeing activities at Kingswood Community Centre. Come along, try something new and connect with other women over lunch or afternoon tea. Join one or all the sessions:
11:00am: Cooking class
1:30pm: CPR awareness class
2:00pm: Afternoon tea
3:00pm: Shabam class
International Women’s Day Author Talk
When: Monday 8 March – 10.30am
Where: Penrith Library - Peter Goodfellow Theatrette
Settle into the Library for an author talk that resonates with this year’s IWD theme #ChooseToChallenge. Author Jessica North will speak about her book, Esther. It tells the extraordinary true story of a first fleet girl who became a first lady of the colony. The cost is $5, which includes morning tea, and you can buy a signed copy of the book on the day. To book your tickets go to https://jessicanorth.eventbrite.com.au
OPENING OF WOMEN’S ART EXHIBITION
When: Tuesday 9 March - 12 noon
Where: Penrith Central Library
International Women’s Day in the Park
When: Tuesday 9 March – 5pm to 7pm
Where: Wainwright Park, Kingswood
Council invites you to join us in Wainwright Park, Kingswood on Tuesday 9 March for a free International Women’s Day celebration. This year’s theme is #ChooseToChallenge and we’ll be celebrating the women in our community with free live music from local female artist Karleigh Rose and fun activities.
Women’s Legal Zoom Workshop
When: Tuesday 9 March – 10am to 11am
The Seniors Rights Service will host a free zoom workshop for women of all ages. Led by one of the service’s solicitors, topics include wills, power of attorney, guardianship and advance care directives. There’s no need to book, just click on the link below a few minutes before the start time on Tuesday: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/76270279202?pwd=UGZwZysyYnRXZzA4OUd4dGRLeG1NQT09
“Get to know us” Day
When: Wednesday 10 March – 10am to 1pm
Where: Penrith Women’s Health Centre, 129-133 Henry Street, Penrith
Connect with other women and find out more about the Penrith Women’s Health Centre and Hope Street Women's Space through a range of free activities, including a Zumba class, tea making workshop, massage sessions and more. Booking are essential for this free event, call 4721 8749 or email email@example.com
Penrith Women’s Walk and Talk
When: Wednesday 10 March – 6pm to 9pm
Where: Tench Reserve, Nepean River
Want to connect with likeminded local women while looking after for your mental and physical health? Step out with this inspiring group of women who meet each week to walk, talk and foster wellbeing.
The special IWD get together starts at 6pm at the Coffee Club, Nepean River for a cuppa and conversation about mental wellbeing, before a 7pm walk. Bring your kids, drag a friend along or come on your own.
To find out more, get in touch with Angela or Jess, firstname.lastname@example.org
Energy and Water Ombudsman Zoom Presentation
When: Thursday 11 March – 12pm to 12:30pm
Find out how to save on your energy and water bills in this free Zoom presentation from the Energy & Water Ombudsman NSW (EWON). You’ll also learn about your eligibility for energy rebates and what schemes and products are available from the Government, retailers and how EWON can help you.
To opt-in for this free presentation email Yola, email@example.com by Wednesday 10 March.
MIRANDA PROJECT ART GROUP
When: Friday 12 March – 10am to 12pm
Where: Penrith Women’s Health Centre
Participate in Koori art and craft with Aunty Maureen celebrating the courage and strength of women. Booking priority given to women currently or previously involved in the criminal justice system. To book, call 0429 467 588 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
International Women’s Day Village Café
- Thursday 11 March - 9:30am to 11:30am, Wainwright Park, Bringelly Road, Kingswood
- Thursday 18 March - 9:30am to 11:30am, Robin Wiles Park, Maple Road, North St Marys
- Thursday 25 March – 9.30am to 11:30am, Llandilo Community Hall, Llandilo
The Village Café will celebrate International Women’s Day across three weeks and three locations through a range of inspiring activities focusing on women. The Village Café is a space where you can form new connections with neighbours and local services. For more information email email@example.com
Lunchtime Tunes – Featuring Divinia Jean
When: Friday 12 March – 12pm to 2pm
Where: Triangle Park, High Street, Penrith
Celebrate International Women’s Day in song with Lunchtime Tunes from musician Divinia Jean. Divinia Jean is a live-looping musician and songwriter who layers guitars and vocals to bring her original songs and unique covers to life. Enjoy lunch in one of Triangle Park’s cafés while enjoying the free entertainment.
Women's Art Project
When: Monday 8 to Friday 12 March
Where: Penrith City Library
Enjoy original artworks and photogra
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