The Summerfest cafe will run each morning alongside the Summerfest Kids program. Come along and enjoy great coffee, tasty treats, fun and helpful pop-up talks and the space to sit and chat with friends and new people.
For parents attending the cafe there is a daily program for little ones 18months+, please book in your child if they will be attending. Babies under 18months are welcome to hang in the cafe with mum!
What’s on this week at the Summerfest Cafe:
Monday 2 Jan
Kathryn Lewis, Vet – The ‘Pet Crazy’ Central Coast
Kathryn will share her experience of what it’s like to be a Vet on the ‘pet crazy’ Central Coast. The good, the hard, and also some helpful pet tips.
Teacher Panel: Carole Hansen, Sam Kearney, and Jill McKay
High school has always been a challenging space for our teens. With the added bonus of post-COVID factors and research indicating increasing mental health issues, we are looking forward to hearing about how we can work with our kids to guide them into solid friendships, positive community and healthy approaches to study, peers and school life.
Tuesday 3 Jan
Jaime Beveridge, Personal Trainer – Lets Move Together
Jaime has helped 1000’s of people move more, move well, and move in a way that is right for them. Come in your activewear because Jaime will be demonstrating a bunch of practical exercises for the whole family. We’ll get your heart rate up and help you fall in love with the benefits of living an active and healthy lifestyle. And there’ll be a bunch of other exercise hacks to take home.
Patricia Weerakoon, Sexologist & Author – Sex Education in the Cyber-World
Kids today are the most digitally connected, socially informed, advertised and sexualised generation that ever walked this earth. Patricia will explore with you the challenges of sex-education for children in a super-sexualised cyber world of individualism and relativism.
Wednesday 4 Jan
Dave Jensen, EV Pastor – Finding True Success in Life
Dave spent 11 years in the Australian army as an infantry officer. Despite living the life he’d always dreamed of, by his late 20s he found himself asking questions about life that he couldn’t easily answer. He answers in the last place he ever expected: in the words and actions of Jesus. What he discovered changed everything: most of all, what he considered a ‘successful’ life looks like.
Stephanie Hayes, Clinical Psychologist – Resilience
Growing up can be hard, and kids experience big feelings! How can we better support our children through tough times and difficult emotions? Clinical Psychologist Stephanie Hayes will explain the proven strategies you can use to strengthen your children’s resilience and emotional wellbeing.
Thursday 5 Jan
Heidi Cantor, Prosecutor – Life in the Police Force
Heidi has seen some devastating things in her years in the police force. She’ll share how she has coped, and what advice has helped her through the tough times in her job.
Laura Smith, Podcaster, Motherhood
Local podcaster, Laura spends her days chatting about motherhood, especially the parts we don’t usually share publicly. Laura will chat through some of the unspoken, but common experiences of motherhood; mum guilt and unmet expectations.
Friday 6 Jan
Jez Reynolds, EV Pastor and Dad of four
Life is jam-packed for most families – school, sport, music, friends, holidays… So why would you think about adding an ancient religion to a maxed-out life? Jez Reynolds is a Dad of 4 kids and knows the joys and challenges of a full home life – and he couldn’t imagine not having Jesus at the centre of it all.
Grace Russell, Dietitian – Raising Healthy Eaters
Grace is a dietitian who specialises in body image and helping people have healthy views on food and eating. She will share with us her knowledge on how parents can have a positive impact with their children, raising them to have a good relationship with food and their body.