Your go-to guide for local sustainability events in Newcastle, Central Coast & Hunter communities. This aims to be a valuable resource for our community –  to help celebrate localness, promote positive health & wellbeing, promotes environmental awareness from different perspectives, and offers opportunities for personal and community growth.

Upcoming Events…

Find Mardi from ReNewy Living at these events

Wallsend Op Shop Trail

Saturday 2nd March 2024

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Cessnock (Bellbird) Community Clothes Swap

11am – 12.30pm, Bellbird Community Hall, Saturday 23rd March 2024

North Cessnock Community Clothes Swap

Saturday 4th May 2024

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Wallsend Op Shop Trail

Saturday 1st June 2024

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Upcoming Local Events

January 2024 | February | March | April | May | June

Note – This is not a comprehensive page of all events in the area. This is  a free community service by Renewy Living. Information is correct at publication time. Contact event hosts for availability, bookings, tickets, or more details.

January 2024

Homeschoolers Beginner Sewing Class for Kids & Teens

starting Wednesday 31st January 2024

10am – 12.30pm, Upcycle Newcastle

This 3 week (2.5 hours per week) beginner sewing class is aimed at 9+ year olds wanting to learn basic sewing machine skills.  Upcycle Newcastle offers project based teaching with students completing a pencil/pen wrap and a backpack with drawstrings and straps.

Details and bookings here…

Note – This is not a comprehensive page of all events in the area. This is  a free community service by Renewy Living. Information is correct at publication time. Contact event hosts for availability, bookings, tickets, or more details.

February

Boomerang Bags – Belmont Library

Saturday 3rd February 2024

9.15am – 11.30am, Belmont Library

Can you sew a straight line or use an iron? Do you have fabric you can donate? Do you want to help prevent used fabric going to landfill and being part of the circular economy? Join us for a social sewing morning at the Belmont Library “Make and Mend Space”. We’ll be making bags from rescued fabric to share with others. Sewing machines provided.

Details and bookings here…

Newcastle Repair Cafe

Saturday 3rd February 2024

9.30am – 12pm, Hamilton South Community Hall

Bring your much-loved broken items back to life at the Newcastle Libraries Repair Café! Now held on the first Saturday of every second month at various library and community locations across Newcastle.

Details and FREE registrations here…

Beginner Sewing Class for Kids & Teens

starting Monday 5th February 2024

4pm – 6pm, Upcycle Newcastle

Over 4 weeks, we will teach your kids everything they need to kick start their basic sewing machine skills. Aimed at 9+ year olds, we offer project based teaching, with students completing items like a pencil/pen wrap, or backpack with drawstrings and straps.

Details and bookings here…

Beginner Adult Sewing Course

starting Wednesday 7th February 2024

5pm – 7.30pm, Upcycle Newcastle

Over 8 x classes, Upcycle Newcastle teaches sewing rules, and then shows you how to break them! This class is aimed at people who’d like to significantly increase their sewing skills, and is perfect for people with no to limited sewing ability, a real ‘back to basics’ class.

Details and bookings here…

Grafting Workshop

Saturday 10th February 2024

10am – 2pm, Hunter Region Botanic Gardens

Grafting is a very useful method of plant propagation .It is a quick form of propagation for plants to be saved by vegetative propagation which allows for quick turn around. You take your brand new grafted rootstock home with you and see them flourish, armed with your new knowledge and passion for the possibilities this skill gives you. Everything provided.

Details and bookings here…

Accessing Lake Mac’s eLibrary

Wednesday 14th February 2024

9.30am – 11am, Charlestown Library

Learn how to access the library’s online collection to read and listen to books including our new travel guides collection. This session explains how to access the collection on mobile devices such as tablets or phones. This is a bring your own device session. Your smartphone or tablet must be set up and ready to use.

Free bookings here…

Keeping Backyard Chickens

Saturday 17th February 2024

10.30am – 12pm Smokva Community Garden (Wickham)

This free hands-on workshop with a local breeder is perfect for those thinking of starting out, or those with a flock already.

Free bookings here…

Let’s Talk about Bees

Sunday 25th February 2024

1pm – 2pm Maitland Regional Art Gallery

Join our thought-provoking panel discussion on the intersection of bees, the threat of Varroa mite in Australia, and the critical link to food security. Delve into the challenges faced by our native pollinators and explore sustainable solutions with experts in the field Kelly Lees and David Syver. Free bookings here…

Note – This is not a comprehensive page of all events in the area. This is  a free community service by Renewy Living. Information is correct at publication time. Contact event hosts for availability, bookings, tickets, or more details.

March

Boomerang Bags – Belmont Library

Saturday 2nd March 2024

9.15am – 11.30am, Belmont Library

Can you sew a straight line or use an iron? Do you have fabric you can donate? Do you want to help prevent used fabric going to landfill and being part of the circular economy? Join us for a social sewing morning at the Belmont Library “Make and Mend Space”. We’ll be making bags from rescued fabric to share with others. Sewing machines provided.

Details and bookings here…

Wallsend Op Shop Trail

Saturday 2nd March 2024

Wallsend

The guided op shop and preloved trail gives you confidence to step into the preloved shops and learn how to op shop with purpose. With your guide Mardi Lee from ReNewy Living, discover the best tips for how to op shop, delight in the affordable pricing, and learn about the uniqueness of second hand shopping, in addition to the advantages of shopping at more than one op shop.

Details coming soon…

Native Bees Workshop

Saturday 9th March 2024

9.30am – 11.30am, Maryland Neighbourhood Centre

Learn how to bolster your garden system in favour of larger populations and diversity of Native bee species. Learn how to make your own Insect Hotel and provide the appropriate food and water sources. All materials provided. 

Details and bookings here…

Cessnock (Millfield) Community Clothes Swap

Saturday 23rd March 2024

Time TBC, Millfield Community Hall

This FREE community-focused event helps celebrate your individual fashion style by sourcing new-for-you quality clothing without spending a cent. Meet others who share a common purpose by participating in this positive impact event – to reduce textile waste through preloved fashion.

Note – This is not a comprehensive page of all events in the area. This is  a free community service by Renewy Living. Information is correct at publication time. Contact event hosts for availability, bookings, tickets, or more details.

April

Boomerang Bags – Belmont Library

Saturday 6th April 2024

9.15am – 11.30am, Belmont Library

Can you sew a straight line or use an iron? Do you have fabric you can donate? Do you want to help prevent used fabric going to landfill and being part of the circular economy? Join us for a social sewing morning at the Belmont Library “Make and Mend Space”. We’ll be making bags from rescued fabric to share with others. Sewing machines provided.

Details and bookings here…

Newcastle Repair Cafe

Saturday 6th April 2024

9.30am – 12pm, Lambton Library

Bring your much-loved broken items back to life at the Newcastle Libraries Repair Café! Now held on the first Saturday of every second month at various library and community locations across Newcastle.

Details and FREE registrations here…

Note – This is not a comprehensive page of all events in the area. This is  a free community service by Renewy Living. Information is correct at publication time. Contact event hosts for availability, bookings, tickets, or more details.

May

Boomerang Bags – Belmont Library

Saturday 4th May 2024

9.15am – 11.30am, Belmont Library

Can you sew a straight line or use an iron? Do you have fabric you can donate? Do you want to help prevent used fabric going to landfill and being part of the circular economy? Join us for a social sewing morning at the Belmont Library “Make and Mend Space”. We’ll be making bags from rescued fabric to share with others. Sewing machines provided.

Details and bookings here…

Home Composting

Saturday 11th May 2024

9.30am – 11am, Summerhill Waste Management Centre

This workshop will give you all the tools you need to turn your simple food scraps into a natural fertilizer, reducing landfill and greenhouse gas emissions. At the end of the workshop you will be able to purchase your chosen home composting product online with 75% off RRP, plus FREE delivery! Details and bookings here…

North Cessnock Community Clothes Swap

Saturday 4th May 2024

Time TBC, North Cessnock Community Hall

This FREE community-focused event helps celebrate your individual fashion style by sourcing new-for-you quality clothing without spending a cent. Meet others who share a common purpose by participating in this positive impact event – to reduce textile waste through preloved fashion.

Note – This is not a comprehensive page of all events in the area. This is  a free community service by Renewy Living. Information is correct at publication time. Contact event hosts for availability, bookings, tickets, or more details.

June

Wallsend Op Shop Trail

Saturday 1st June 2024

9.30am – 11.30am Starts at the Newcastle Repair Cafe at Wallsend Library

The guided op shop and preloved trail gives you confidence to step into the preloved shops and learn how to op shop with purpose. With your guide Mardi Lee from ReNewy Living, discover the best tips for how to op shop, delight in the affordable pricing, and learn about the uniqueness of second hand shopping, in addition to the advantages of shopping at more than one op shop.

FREE bookings here…

Boomerang Bags – Belmont Library

Saturday 1st June 2024

9.15am – 11.30am, Belmont Library

Can you sew a straight line or use an iron? Do you have fabric you can donate? Do you want to help prevent used fabric going to landfill and being part of the circular economy? Join us for a social sewing morning at the Belmont Library “Make and Mend Space”. We’ll be making bags from rescued fabric to share with others. Sewing machines provided.

Details and bookings here…

Newcastle Repair Cafe

Saturday 1st June 2024

9.30am – 12pm, Wallsend Library

Bring your much-loved broken items back to life at the Newcastle Libraries Repair Café! Now held on the first Saturday of every second month at various library and community locations across Newcastle.

Details and FREE registrations here…

Note – This is not a comprehensive page of all events in the area. This is  a free community service by Renewy Living. Information is correct at publication time. Contact event hosts for availability, bookings, tickets, or more details.

July

Early Childhood Resources Market

Saturday 27th July 2024

10am – 2pm, Club Macquarie (Argenton)

The Early Childhood Resources Market provides early childhood professionals, families, our local community and beyond with the opportunity to shop in the comfort of a free indoor, air-conditioned market area.

FREE ticket entry here…

Note – This is not a comprehensive page of all events in the area. This is  a free community service by Renewy Living. Information is correct at publication time. Contact event hosts for availability, bookings, tickets, or more details.

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