NSW Seniors Week 2013 activities around The Hills include:
■ March 18, 11am-4pm: Join organist Pat "Melody" Walsh for an afternoon of dance, with all proceeds going to the Westmead Medical Research Foundation. In the Harvey Lowe Pavilion, Castle Hill Showground, Dorian Drive, Castle Hill. Cost: $5, includes morning and afternoon tea. Details: Chris Bauer, 8836 4034.
■ March 19 and 22, 10.30am: Join the Powerhouse Discovery Centre's curator of music, Michael Lea, for an informative and entertaining illustrated lecture on the centre's music collection. Demonstration of a Wurlitzer player piano and guest performance by Colin Watts on one of the centre's rare pianos, the Chappell & Co. grand pianoforte, and a circa 1830s Gothic revival pipe organ attributed to the English organ master craftsman Benjamin Flight. Cost: $5 (NSW Seniors Week price) includes morning tea. Details: 9762 1300.
■ March 20, 11am-2pm: Hills Community Care will have a Maltese lace-making display, tai chi sessions, hearing checks, show bags, food samples and lucky door prizes . Free transport from Castle Hill Library (bookings essential: 9761 7604). Building 15, Balcombe Heights Estate, 92 Seven Hills Road, Baulkham Hills. It is also the organisation's open day. Details: 9761 7604.
■ March 20-21, 10am and 1.30pm: Rare ship models in the Powerhouse Discovery Centre's extensive model collection, at 172 Showground Road, Castle Hill. Cost: $5 (NSW Seniors Week price) includes morning or afternoon tea. Details: 9762 1300.