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CASS Gumnut Early Learning Centre will host Start Strong Pathways, a free eight-week program that can help you support your child to thrive and grow. The program is for families with children aged 0-5, focusing on 0-3 years, and will be held every Friday, 10am-noon, from February 14, at the centre, 44-48 Sixth Ave, Campsie. Child minding and morning tea provided. Info and bookings: 8321 9600.

A FREE financial information session, specifically for seniors, ‘Understanding your pension’ will be held on Monday, February 17, 10.30am-noon at Bryan Brown Theatre. Bookings: 136 357.

FEELING stressed or unwell? Learn how to heal your mind, body and heart, and develop inner calm and peace. Well-being classes offering meditation, qigong and wellness talks will be held at Bankstown Library and Knowledge Centre on Saturdays March 28, June 27 and September 26, 10-noon (bookings, 9707 9708); Chester Hill Library and Knowledge Centre on February 22, May 23, August 22 and November 28, 9.30-11.30am (bookings, 9707 9740); and Campsie Library and Knowledge Centre on Saturdys, July 25 and October 24, 10am-noon (bookings, 9789 9423).

FIND out more and hear from local services about volunteering opportunities and activities at ‘Step Into Volunteering’ on Monday, February 17, 10.30am-12.30pm, at The Carrington Centre, 2 Carrington Street, Campsie. Details: Angela, 9750 9344.

THE Stroke Foundation, via Bankstown Stroke Support Group, will present updates on what is new in Stroke research and new access tools for stroke survivors, carers and their families at a talk on Wednesday, February 26, 10.30am-12.30pm, at Revesby Workers’ Club. Details: Stroke Group secretary Tony Finneran, 0402 525 230.

PADSTOW Heights Probus meets on the first Tuesday of the month at Padstow RSL at 10.30am. New members welcome to enjoy fun and friendship on day trips, overnight trips, lunches, morning teas and movies. Details: Jean, 0417 650 993 or padstowheights@probusclubs.com.au.

WOULD you like to support Greenacre Area Community Centre’s community lunch as a valued volunteer? Beginning February, you would be needed every second Friday, 11am-3pm. Tasks involve packing food hampers, setting up, assistance in kitchen and connecting with neighbours. Training provided. Must be 18 plus, a permanent resident, proficient in English and have basic cooking skills. Details: 9750 7982.

BANKSTOWN Women’s Health free group and activities return this week: Monday, Active women, 9.30-10.30am; Monday, Wellness for women cancer support group, 10.30am-1pm; Tuesday, Craft group, 9.30-11.30am; Wednesday, Yoga, 9.30-10.30am ($10); Wednesday, Healthy lifestyle group, 11am-12.30pm; Thursday, Foodshare, 9.30-10.15am (BYO bag). Details and bookings: 97901378.

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