Five things you can do this rainy weekend

  1. Do some arts and crafts

The Hills Shire Library Service has a vast range of online databases, and one of those websites library members have access to is the Hobbies and Craft Reference Centre. It has everything from sculpting to painting, and almost every type of art you can do with eggs. It’s a great way to discover a new hobby, and learn a new skill in the process.

Details: www.thehills.nsw.gov.au/Library and click on the ‘e-resources’ tab.

2. Borrow and read some great books

Baulkham Hills, Vinegar Hill Memorial (at Rouse Hill Town Centre) and Dural Libraries are open for borrowing. You can also find great reads via the FREE Hills Shire Library App, which is available for download on Google Play or in the App Store. Audiobooks are also available via the library app and are a great way to listen to a book while cleaning, cooking or anything else that allows you to listen in absolute bliss. We also encourage you to check out the great range of e-magazines available online.

Details: www.thehills.nsw.gov.au/Library.

3. Book your spot at the Hills Shire’s community nursery

Each year Bidjiwong Community Nursery offers residents of the Hills Shire 4 FREE plants per year for their property. Now is the perfect time to book your place, as collection is by appointment only due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Details: www.thehills.nsw.gov.au/Services/Environmental-Management/Bidjiwong-Community-Nursery

4. Plan your next kerbside clean-up

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Book your next kerbside clean-up via The Hills Shire Council’s website. It’s also a great opportunity to begin organising what you want thrown out and to check if it’s compliant with Council’s kerbside pick-up guidelines.

Details: www.thehills.nsw.gov.au

5. Read articles in the Hills Focus

Being stuck indoors presents the perfect opportunity to lap up all the stories in the Autumn edition of Focus magazine, which has been delivered to Hills residents doors. Alternatively, Focus online has great stories and interviews with amazing people worth reading.

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