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MONA VALE SURF CLUB: Tamara Gunn and Chloe Avedissian. Pictures: Geoff Jones
MONA VALE SURF CLUB: Tamara Gunn and Chloe Avedissian. Pictures: Geoff Jones

LAST drinks and first drinks were celebrated with the closure of the 59-year-old Mona Vale Surf Club ahead of Monday's demolition, with a new $6.7 million clubhouse to be built. The club's 1600 members were invited to the party.

MONA VALE: Lindsay Paton and Alan Mason.

MONA VALE: Lindsay Paton and Alan Mason.

MONA VALE: Lindley Moon and Jan Pothoff.

MONA VALE: Lindley Moon and Jan Pothoff.

THERE were celebrations, too, for 10 Years of the Vegepod Grow Your Food Movement, with a plant-based barbecue from former MasterChef Simon Toohey and drinks from local businesses Seadrift, Organic Wines and Trust Tree. The Vegepod team have been at their Shedquarters in Terrey Hills since the beginning and are proud of their northern beaches roots. The team just launched into Germany, their 18th country.

VEGEPOD: MP Zali Steggall and co-owener Simon Holloway.

VEGEPOD: MP Zali Steggall and co-owener Simon Holloway.

VEGEPOD: Costa Georgiadis.

VEGEPOD: Costa Georgiadis.

VEGEPOD: MasterChefs Simon Toohey and Courtney Roulston with Nastasia Marjanovic.

VEGEPOD: MasterChefs Simon Toohey and Courtney Roulston with Nastasia Marjanovic.

AND Glen Street Theatre played host to Animal Farm, one of George Orwell's most enduring political commentaries, with sell-out crowds on opening night on Thursday. The shocking, relevant and wickedly funny show kept guests entertained, with a standing ovation for the actors.

THEATRE: Ross Balbuziente, Mark Middleton.

THEATRE: Ross Balbuziente, Mark Middleton.

THEATRE: Sarah Grattan and daughter Amelie.

THEATRE: Sarah Grattan and daughter Amelie.

ANIMAL FARM AT GLEN STREET THEATRE: Ben and Mark Rousel. Pictures: Karen Watson

ANIMAL FARM AT GLEN STREET THEATRE: Ben and Mark Rousel. Pictures: Karen Watson

THEATRE: James Blake, Sandy Cameron and Kimberly Blake.

THEATRE: James Blake, Sandy Cameron and Kimberly Blake.

THEATRE: Penny Philpott and Peter Lipthay.

THEATRE: Penny Philpott and Peter Lipthay.

Phillip and Marena Cooney at the opening night of Animal Farm. Picture: Karen Watson

Phillip and Marena Cooney at the opening night of Animal Farm. Picture: Karen Watson

Wayne Giddy, Bryn Williams and Kathy Young at the opening night of Animal Farm. Picture: Karen Watson

Wayne Giddy, Bryn Williams and Kathy Young at the opening night of Animal Farm. Picture: Karen Watson

Brendon Ward and Sam Lynch at the opening night of Animal Farm. Picture: Karen Watson

Brendon Ward and Sam Lynch at the opening night of Animal Farm. Picture: Karen Watson

Crs Ian White, Roslyn Harrison, Sarah Grattan and Penny Philpott at the opening night of Animal Farm. Picture: Karen Watson

Crs Ian White, Roslyn Harrison, Sarah Grattan and Penny Philpott at the opening night of Animal Farm. Picture: Karen Watson

Alix and Wayne Simpson at the opening night of Animal Farm. Picture: Karen Watson

Alix and Wayne Simpson at the opening night of Animal Farm. Picture: Karen Watson

Mira and Mick Mooney at the opening night of Animal Farm. Picture: Karen Watson

Mira and Mick Mooney at the opening night of Animal Farm. Picture: Karen Watson

John Gero and Mitch Dixon at the opening night of Animal Farm. Picture: Karen Watson

John Gero and Mitch Dixon at the opening night of Animal Farm. Picture: Karen Watson

Sharon and Peter Adams at the opening night of Animal Farm. Picture: Karen Watson

Sharon and Peter Adams at the opening night of Animal Farm. Picture: Karen Watson

Cr Ian White and Jenny Winterton at the opening night of Animal Farm. Picture: Karen Watson

Cr Ian White and Jenny Winterton at the opening night of Animal Farm. Picture: Karen Watson