Give a little The Giving Trees are back at Stockland Baulkham Hills this Christmas. The cooperative effort between Stockland and the Rotary Club of The Hills-Kellyville will bring happiness to families who have fallen on hard times. There will be two Christmas trees near Woolworths filled with gift tags for boys and girls in specific age groups. The children have been targeted by St Michael’s Family Centre, Wesley Dalmar Family Support and the Salvation Army. People select a tag and return to the centre management office with the tag and an appropriate gift (not wrapped). Rotarians will then deliver the gifts to the charities.
Women in Castle Hill can learn how to maintain and navigate their cars from top-to-tyre at a free Goodyear Autocare Women with Drive workshop today (Tuesday) at 6pm. They are fun, informative and designed to equip women with the knowledge and confidence to keep their car in safe running order between scheduled services and feel secure in the event of a roadside difficulty. This year, Goodyear Autocare will be supporting the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation. Details: 6pm, 5/9 Salisbury Rd, Castle Hill. Bookings: 9894 7777.
Remembrance: The annual Service of Remembrance is on tomorrow at the St Matthews Anglican Church at 7.30pm. The service provides support for families whose children have died or are missing. People are invited to place a flower at the front of the church, in memory of the child. A creche will be available and supper after the service. Details: Corner of Castle Hill and New Line roads, West Pennant Hills, 94793700.Friday
The Sydney Hills Branch of the Association of Independent Retirees: 10am at Pennant Hills Bowling Club, Yarrara Road, Pennant Hills. Guest speaker is Lorry Selby from StGeorge Bank. Details: Lauris Rennie, 96341186.
Christmas trees: The Rotary Club of The Hills-Kellyville will be selling quality trees from the car parks of The Bull & Bush Hotel, Baulkham Hills, and The Ettamogah Hotel, Kellyville Ridge, on the weekends of December 7 and 8 and 14 and 15.
Online workshop: A workshop to help small business people meet online challenges will be held in Baulkham Hills on Saturday, December 7. Nicole Miller will run ‘‘How to market your business online’’ at the cafe at Nexus Norwest, Baulkham Hills, from 10am to noon. Ms Miller will outline channels and products such as Google Analytics, social media and online ads, while getting to the roots of marketing strategy and consumer behaviour. Register: http://nbn.wsi.tafensw.edu.au or 8014 8032.
Westfield North Rocks: Super Saturday is back. The annual event promises to be just as spectacular as last year, with loads of discounts for shoppers, in-centre entertainment and most importantly, fundraising activities for GiveAbility charity partners all taking place on the big day. At Westfield North Rocks, shoppers will delight with a family fun day. Families can enjoy many activities such as face painting, jumping castles, fairy floss, treasure hunts, concert bands and baby farm animals. Details: 9am - 5pm, Westfield North Rocks, 328-336 North Rocks Rd, North Rocks.
VIEW: Pennant Hills club will meet for final lunch for 2013 at Pennant Hills Golf Club at 11am. Christmas theme, with entertainment by Ian Blakeney. Bookings: Jacqui, 94819124.
VIEW: The North Rocks Evening club will hold its Christmas Dinner meeting at 7.30pm at Boronia Gardens, Rawson Street, Epping. After dinner speaker is Ian Blakney, a pianist and singer. Bookings: Sandra, 96313694.
Family service: Allan Drew Funerals is holding its annual ecumenical Christmas Memorial Service next Tuesday (December 10) for families and friends to remember a loved one who has passed away this Christmas. Pete Graham will direct the service in the chapel and will include music, a candle-lighting ceremony and a Christmas tree for guests to hang a card, note, ornament or memento of their loved one. Details: 7pm, Allan Drew Funerals Chapel, 221 Old Northern Road, Castle Hill. RSVP: 96801344.
My Kitchen Rules: Luke Hines and Scott Gooding from My Kitchen Rules will bring their cookbook Clean Living to Castle Hill Library next Tuesday (December 10) to discuss how to change eating habits in 21 days. Hines and Gooding will sign copies. Cost: $7.50. Details: 7pm-8pm, Castle Street, Castle Hill, thehillsshirelibraryservice.eventbrite.com.au
VIEW: Galston club will hold its Christmas Get Together at The Galston Club, Arcadia Road at 11.30am. Bring a small gift for our lucky dip Cost: $25 each. Details: Vivien, 98941189.
Life Church: Is holding a positive parenting seminar by Pastor Benny Ho, 7.45pm at Life Church, corner of Kings and Showground roads, Castle Hill. Child minding provided for kids age 4 to 12. Details: 96809144.