Bookings are now open for this year’s Seniors Concert at the Sutherland Entertainment Centre from 1:30pm to 3pm on Thursday 28 March. The concert will feature songs from the biggest musicals to have captivated audiences in the last 10 years.

“I am very impressed with the program this year. Anyone like myself who is a fan of big show tunes is in for a real treat,” Sutherland Shire Mayor, Kent Johns said.

The audience will enjoy songs from Les Miserables, Boy from Oz, Cats, West Side Story and Phantom of the Opera performed by award winning artists.

Multi Mo and ACE award winning vocalist Karen Beckett has appeared on Australian television, is a featured performer on luxury cruise ships like the Q E 2, and sang up a storm at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. She received excellent reviews for her performance of Fantine in an Australian production of Les Miserables and has recorded several albums plus toured with Neil Sedaka.

Stephen Fisher-King is a nine times Mo and seven times ACE award winner, including Entertainer and Male Vocalist of the Year. Stephen, a classically trained baritone, is one of Australia’s leading singers, recording artists, and entertainers. Stephen’s performances include

Hello Dolly, Evita and Cats,

and he has toured alongside Sarah Brightman in

The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber


Cabaret artist Robert Jeffrey who started his professional career at age 11 in

Wizard of Oz



at the Lyric Theatre and went on to appear in

Les Miserables, Joseph & His Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat,



is another prestigious Mo and ACE award winner to perform at the concert.

Another feature of the concert is comedian Al Showman, a pure gold music hall performer whose rule in life is that “You don’t stop laughing when you get old, but you do get old when you stop laughing!” The warmth of Al’s comic personality is infectious and vivacious MC Susie Smither plus the John Charter Band accompanying the singers will make this year’s concert an event not to be missed.

Last year within weeks of bookings opening, all seats to the free Seniors Concert were taken. To make a booking for the Seniors Concert call Sutherland Entertainment Centre on 9521 8888. You can also contact the Sutherland Entertainment Centre to book the free Seniors Luncheon on 25 March 11:30am – 2pm hosted by the Sutherland Shire Mayor.

Other Seniors Week activities include a free information session on understanding strata. It will be held at the Gymea Tradies on Monday 18 March at 10:30am and will explain the obligations of owning or living in a strata unit. To make a booking call council’s Communities Unit on 9710 0563. Another free session at Caringbah Library will provide information from local service representatives about staying social and connected in the Shire. To make a booking for this session call the Caringbah Library on 9524 3803.

Enjoy a variety of nature talks and walks including: Birds and Breakfast at Shorebird Reserve in Taren Point on Monday 18 March from 8am to 9:30am; Duelling Busabouts walking around the Shire to discover some of our area’s hidden treasures with morning tea and lunch provided; a Guided Garden Walk of Sir Joseph Banks Native Plants Reserve on Thursday 21 March from 9:30am to 11am with morning tea provided; a Guided Foreshore Walk of Gunnamatta Park Cronulla on Tuesday 19 March from 9am to 12 noon. To book any of these walks please call Bushcare on 9524 5672.

4-20 Eton Street, Sutherland NSW 2232

All Leisure Centres are offering special deals from 17 to 24 March where seniors receive three free visits when they purchase a 10 visit fitness or swim pass. At Caringbah Leisure Centre on 21 March there is a free Deepwater Aqua Class at 8:30am and a free Gentle Aqua Class at 9:30am followed by a Seniors Morning Tea. From 9am to 11:30am there is free blood pressure and glucose testing. Call Caringbah Leisure Centre on 9525 6777 for more information.

Engadine Leisure Centre has a free Lite x-trainer circuit class on Monday 18 March at 11:30am designed for all levels of fitness and there is a free Deep Water Aqua class at 10am on Friday 22 March followed by morning tea and also on Friday between 9am and 11:30am there is free blood pressure and glucose testing. Call the Engadine Leisure Centre on 9548 4200 for times and further information.

Sutherland Leisure Centre has free blood pressure and glucose testing between 9am and 11:30am and a free Tai Chi class at 11:30am on Tuesday 19 March. On Thursday 21 March at 10:30 there is a free Gentle Aerobics class followed by a Seniors Morning Tea. Call Sutherland Leisure Centre on 8536 9777 for more information. Menai Indoor Sports Centre has a range of free classes on Wednesday 20 March at 9:30am. Seniors can try yoga, table tennis and badminton for free and enjoy morning tea afterwards.

For bookings and further information and to obtain the Seniors Week brochure recently distributed in Our Shire newsletter call council on 9710 0333 or visit the council’s website