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    • 8 Nov 2023
    • 6 Dec 2023
    • 5 sessions
    • Cliff Noble Activity Centre, 24 Suttor St, Alexandria

    S O L D   O U T !

    Now's the time to stop putting this off for years - Intro to AUSLAN!

    Mr Harbour City Bears 2023 - Thomas van den Berg will be conducting an Introduction to Auslan, designed for people with no previous language skill or knowledge of Auslan.

    You will learn basic skills to communicate with Deaf and Hard of Hearing people in Auslan on a range of topics that involve simple, everyday language.


    The community course is easy, fun, informal and relaxed and is delivered face to face.

    Key Information

    Skills Gained

    By the end of Introduction to Auslan, you will be able to:

    • Greet others and introduce yourself

    • Give and request personal details such as phone numbers and addresses

    • Count in Auslan

    • Fingerspell in Auslan

    • Ask and answer simple questions (using “who”, “what”, “when”, “where”, etc.)

    • Communicate practical vocabulary including colours, days of the week and family

    • Express agreement and disagreement

    • Use visual-gestural communication strategies

    • Identify the Deaf Community

    • Explain effective ways of communicating with deaf people

    Cost = $70 (to attend all 4 sessions)

    all funds raised will be donated to Deaf Rainbow NSW..

    Cliff Noble Activity Centre, 24 Suttor St, Alexandria. (Link here...)

    • 1 Dec 2023
    • 19:00
    • Oxford Hotel, Oxford Street, Darlinghurst

    Join Harbour City Bears for our weekly Friday Gathering on Oxford Street!

    Everyone's welcome, but members get entry into our raffle and badge draw.

    • Membership desk opens from 7pm.
    • Drink Ticket member's raffle 8pm, 9pm & 10pm
    • Members Badge Draw Cash jackpot - 10pm (& 11pm if not won)

    Harbour City Bears Members will enjoy the following 7 days a week:

    Bar Discounts

    (Ordered at the bar only)

    Jug Specials

    • Hahn Superdry $21
    • James Squire 150 lashes $22
    • James Squire Orchard crush $24
    • Kosciusko $23
    • Tooheys New $19


    • Wyborowa Vodka $7.50
    • Beefeater Gin $7.50
    • Havana Club 3yo rum $7.50
    • Havana Club Anejo rum $7.50
    • Ballantines Scotch $7.50
    • Olmeca tequila $7.50
    • Jim Beam Bourbon $7.50


    • Stonefish Chardonnay $7.50
    • Stonefish Cab Sav $7.50
    • Stonefish Sparkling $7.50

    Food Discounts

    (Ordered at the bar only)

    • All Burgers and a schooner of beer - $20
    • Chicken or Eggplant Schnitzel and a schooner of beer - $20
    • 2 Dec 2023
    • 21:00
    • 3 Dec 2023
    • 03:00
    • Oxford Art Factory

    Harbour City Bears presents:


    Harbour City Bears presents Sydney's hottest dance party for the Bear community their friends and admirers!
    DJ's George Roussos & Loo-E, performances by Kryptonite Freak Circus and visuals by Man LIe Lasers will be ganging up on your senses all night as we merge as one on the dancefloor

    • - DJ Loo-E - 9pm - Midnight
    • - DJ George Roussos - Midnight -3am
    • - Kryptonite Freak Circus - 11pm & 1am
    • - Early Bird (HCB Members only) - $25*
    • - HCB Members - $35*
    • - Non Members - $45*

    *Conditions: All tickets attract an additional ticketing fee at purchase.
    Harbour City Bears members should check their email for additional information to purchase members tickets.

    Wear whatever you are comfortable in! (Jockstrap minimum)
    Cloak room by Sydney Pups & Handlers to let you get as comfortable as you wish to have a fun and sexy night.

    Harbour City Bears is an inclusive LGBTIQA+ community group and will not tolerate those who are disrespectful to one another. You will be asked to leave if you are disrupting the event and their patrons.

    Sydney Pups & Handlers (SYDPAH) are running the coat check to raise funds for their association.  Coat Check is $5, cash or card. 

      ACON is a community partner of Harbour City Bears

    Harbour City Bears acknowledges the Gadigal of the Eora nation as the Traditional Custodians of our local area.

    • 3 Dec 2023
    • 16:00
    • Town Hall Hotel, Newtown

    Come catch up with your mates at Sunday Bears @ The Townie in Newtown (on the other side of Newtown Train Station from the Bank Hotel) from 4pm.

    Bar Tabs to be won at 5:30pm, as well as our membership badge draw at 6:30pm.

    All Day Sunday $18 Jugs

    • Moondog Lager
    • Tooheys New
    • Speciality
    • Moondog Seltzers
    • Yulli's Cider

    Happy Hour Beer, Wine & Spirits
    Sundays 4pm to 6pm all house beer, wine & spirits are $6

    All Day Sunday $16 Burgers

    Lift access inside at the rear.

    Newbie? We've all been there. Out of Towner? Specific Needs?
    Whatever your concern may be, drop us a message on Facebook so we can do our best to assist.

    • 2 Feb 2024
    • 12:00
    • 4 Feb 2024
    • 12:00
    • Dalli's Campground: 1570 Glen Davis Road Capertee, NSW 2846
    • 50

    IT'S BACK!



    Come with us for a well-needed getaway from the city.

    We have booked Dalli’s Campground in Capertee Valley exclusively from Friday 2nd to Sunday 4th February, 2024.

    Friday night it's BBQ & camp movie night, with BBQ dinner supplied, along with camp movie classics, then drinks and chats around the fire.

    We've got a special event planned for Saturday afternoon, then bring your ingredients to make pizzas in the woodfire pizza oven on Saturday night. After dinner we will have bear beats for us to enjoy, as well as other Saturday night activities that our previous attendees know and love.

    The campgrounds have hot showers, flushing toilets, cutlery/cups/pots/pans/saucepans, a BBQ/gas stoves, microwave, fridges and a sink, but in all other aspects this is REAL camping!

    There are 3 caravans available for those without tents however these will be available on a first-come first-served basis. The grounds are private as we're booking out the whole place!

    You’ll need to bring:
    • Tent
    • Bedding or sleeping bag
    • An inflatable mattress/camp stretcher/something soft to sleep on + pillow
    • A towel + soap + extra towel for creek swimming
    • Chair for your campsite - seating and tables are available in the communal kitchen area, but are limited.
    • A table (if you have one - table spaces are limited)
    • insect repellant spray + sunscreen
    • Hat + sunglasses
    • Pizza for Saturday night - homemade or frozen for cooking in the wood fired pizza oven.
    • Breakfasts/lunches/snacks
    • Drinks/booze
    Campsite Facilities:
    • Flushing toilets
    • Hot showers
    • Generator for power - this is switched off overnight. CPAP users see notes further down.
    • There are 2 full size fridges available - these are switched off overnight.
    • A microwave
    • Gas stoves & BBQ
    • A kettle
    • A wood fired pizza oven
    • Cutlery, plates, saucepans, cups, cooking utensils all provided
    • Sink
    • Bore water
    • A shallow creek suitable for splashing about!
    • Wood and a fire pit are provided
    Please Note:
    • Temps are expected to be nice and warm overnight.
    • mobile phone coverage is not available in this area, however Wi-Fi has recently been installed.
    • Sites are unpowered.
    CPAP Users:

    Note that as the generator is switched off overnight, you’ll need to arrange your own:

    •  deep cycle battery (at least 50 amp hour, pref more) - requires turning off humidifier and climate control.
    • 12V DC attachment power pack for your CPAP. We suggest doing this early enough to allow for shipping times if you purchase online.
    • 12V DC-to-alligator clips attachment from BCF to attach the CPAP power pack to the battery
    • You will need a deep cycle battery charger as well - you’re welcome to charge your battery through the day using the onsite generators.

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