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The Awesome Adventure Holiday Drama Workshop 7-12yrs

By 31 March 2015
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[ 20 April 2015 to 24 April 2015. ]

The air is crisp, the leaves are a rainbow of colours and we can see winter poking her head around the corner… it must be AUTUMN!!

Canberra Youth Theatre has decided to celebrate this fantastic season with an AWESOME AUTUMN ADVENTURE themed holiday workshop!! What will this adventure be? Where will it take us? We don’t [...]

The Battlefield Challenge comes to Canberra

By 31 March 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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The paintball grounds in Pialligo were filled with people in camouflage gear and carrying plastic guns for Operation Blackhawk “Battlefield Challenge” over the weekend.
Operation Blackhawk follows the theme of mud filled obstacle courses made popular by events such as Tough Mudder.
I did the course on Saturday morning – happy that it dawned a spectacular sunny [...]

Free outdoor community fitness sessions in April

By 30 March 2015

[ 1 April 2015 at 1:00 pm; 11 April 2015 at 10:00 am; 15 April 2015 at 5:00 pm; 18 April 2015 at 10:00 am; ] Take your workout outdoors this Wednesday, 1 April 2015, and come along to a free outdoor lunchtime fitness session at the Deakin fitness station from 1 pm (adjacent to the intersection of Denison Street and Thesiger Court).

Local fitness trainer Lee Campbell will show you how to get a full body workout using the equipment at [...]

Canberra Youth Theatre and Trick of the Light present The Bookbinder

By 30 March 2015
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[ 17 April 2015 at 1:00 pm; 17 April 2015 at 7:00 pm; 18 April 2015 at 1:00 pm; 18 April 2015 at 7:00 pm; ] From award-winning independent company Trick of the Light Theatre (NZ), comes a story of mystery, magic and mayhem.

Canberra Symphony Orchestra celebrates Sibelius’ 150th

By 30 March 2015
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[ 1 April 2015 at 7:30 pm; 2 April 2015 at 7:30 pm; ]

The Canberra Symphony Orchestra returns to the concert hall for the first Llewellyn Series in 2015 to pay tribute to Finnish composer Sibelius on the occasion of his 150th anniversary.

Conducted by the CSO’s Chief Conductor and Artistic Director, Dr Nicholas Milton, the evening will feature a program of celebrated works including Sibelius’ Symphony No. 5, [...]

Doing hen’s nights right at QT Canberra

By 28 March 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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When I think of hen’s nights, I imagine fashioning wedding dresses out of toilet paper, eating cookies in the shape of male genitalia and drinking a lot of champagne (if only to make the first two activities seem slightly more appealing).
My previous hen’s night adventures had left me unprepared for last weekend, when I was invited [...]

Find a club at the CAP Expo

By 27 March 2015
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[ 28 March 2015 at 11:00 am; ]

Thinking about joining a social club or group? Come to the Connect and Participate (CAP) Expo!

The CAP Expo is a free community event on Saturday 28 March featuring over 140 social, recreational, cultural, artistic, and sporting groups.

It’s an opportunity for Canberrans of all abilities and ages to join groups and build social connections around common [...]

Weekend garage sale guide (28th March)

By 27 March 2015
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[ 28 March 2015 at 7:00 am; ]

It’s garage sales galore this Saturday in Canberra, with second hand bargains for sale in suburbs including Yarralumla, Conder, Charnwood, Holt and Queanbeyan. 

Southside

5 Kiddle Cres Richardson
7am to 3pm
A massive clear out with three households. everything from kitchen appliances, toys, clothing, kids toys, baby gear and so much more. PLEASE NO PRE 7AM EARLY BIRDS.

26 Kavel [...]

Jerrabomberra Wetlands: Some surprising history!

By 26 March 2015

[ 19 April 2015 at 10:00 am; ] ACT Heritage Festival Event at Jerrabomberra Wetlands
Sunday 19 April: 10am-12.30pm

Join Mark Butz for a presentation on the many layered history of the Jerrabomberra Wetlands for an hour then, weather permitting, a guided walk for about an hour.

The floodplain and the people have shaped each other across 20,000 years, from Aboriginal settlement through colonial times, establishment [...]

What’s on this weekend? 28th and 29th March

By 26 March 2015
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How is it almost the end of March? This month seems to have raced by, probably in part because the past few weekends have been jam-packed with festivals (Art Not Apart, You Are Here, the Canberra Balloon Spectacular, Enlighten and more).
Highlights this weekend include Darren Hanlon at the Street Theatre, The Harvest Festival and CBR [...]

Registrations open for Run for Teal, Batemans Bay

By 25 March 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 25 October 2015; ]

Come and support Ovarian Cancer Australia by running, walking or crawling your way around the stunning coastal town of Batemans Bay this October.

With four course options ranging from 6km to a full marathon, it’s a fun run for all ages and fitness levels. Funds raised will be donated to the research arm of Ovarian Cancer [...]

Brass Knuckle Brass Band album launch

By 25 March 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 27 March 2015 at 8:00 pm; ]

On 27 March 2015, Brass Knuckle Brass Band (BKBB) will launch their debut album Split Lip at Transit Bar. The show will feature a slew of guest appearances as part of BKBB’s set, including local emcees Citizen Kay, Hayds and Roshambo, as well as Bec Taylor, front-woman of Fun Machine and Glitoris.

“This album’s been a long [...]

Why did Smith’s Alternative really close?

By 25 March 2015
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One of Canberra’s most loved performance venues announced last week that it would cease its operations indefinitely. This week, Smith’s Alternative is in receivership.
The cosy venue in the Melbourne Building has undergone many machinations throughout the past three decades. From its slow transformation from a bookshop to an arts hub, it has always catered for [...]

Lucky’s Speakeasy presents Sax on Legz

By 25 March 2015
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[ 27 March 2015 at 10:30 pm; ]

Sax on Legz is one of Australia’s most talented DJ’s and instrumentalists. She will showcase her unique, electric trademark sound at Lucky’s Speakeasy on Friday, 27 March from 10.30pm.

Sax on Legz is a solo artist improvising on the saxophone to electro, house and dance music. She has supported artists including The Aston Shuffle, Goodwill, Basement Jazz, [...]

Free family night at PCYC this Saturday

By 24 March 2015
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[ 28 March 2015 at 5:00 pm; ]

PCYC Erindale is hosting a family fun night this Saturday (28 March) between 5pm and 7pm .

There will be face-painting, balloon modeling, science experiments, Tots tumbling as well as music from DJ Panda.

The theme is Crazy hair and there will be prizes for the best and most craziest hair on the night.

For more details go to CPCYC [...]

DVCS Blue & White Gala Ball

By 24 March 2015
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[ 16 May 2015 at 6:30 pm; ]
Join Rosie Batty, Kate Ceberano, Jane Caro and DJSal for the Domestic Violence Crisis Services’ Blue & White Gala Ball on Saturday 16 May. Raise awareness of domestic violence and funds for services assisting those subjected to domestic violence in the ACT.
Tickets are $200 per person and include three course meal with sparkling, white and red [...]

Canberra Roller Derby League 2015 home season

By 24 March 2015

[ 28 March 2015 at 5:00 pm; 16 May 2015 at 5:00 pm; 20 June 2015 at 5:00 pm; 15 August 2015 at 5:00 pm; 19 September 2015 at 5:00 pm; 17 October 2015 at 5:00 pm; 14 November 2015 at 3:00 pm; ] After a hard earned summer break, your favourite Canberra Roller Derby League (CRDL) teams are back with another jam packed season! The 2015 season will be back to our tried and tested year long season of single headers, kicking off in March with a rematch of last year’s grand final.

The 2015 opener will see the [...]

Bit of a foodie? Into sustainability? There’s an event on Monday you’ll like

By 20 March 2015
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[ 23 March 2015 at 5:00 pm; ]

Come to the National Arboretum Canberra on 23 March and discover the many exciting things happening to gardens, fresh food, urban environments and how you can harness the benefits.

The National Arboretum Canberra is hosting a Sustainable Food Futures event showcasing inspiring ideas and plans for community food production.

You are invited to come along on:

Date:   [...]

Burlesque Idol comes to Canberra

By 20 March 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 28 March 2015 at 6:30 pm; ] Returning after a sold-out tour last year, the world’s largest international burlesque competition is back for a bigger, better and more glamorous show than ever.

Celebrating six years in London’s West End, and a sell-out run in New York, Burlesque Idol is ready to bring the fun back to the southern hemisphere.
Created to help support emerging talent, [...]

Weekend garage sale guide (21st March)

By 20 March 2015
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[ 21 March 2015 at 7:00 am; ]

To include your listing in an upcoming allclassifieds Canberra weekend garage sale guide, upload your garage sale details for free on allclassifieds.com.au. Please respect sellers by arriving during scheduled hours.

All garage sales listed below will be held on Saturday 21 March.

Southside

71 Prichard Cct Richardson
7am to 1pm
Dining table with 8 chairs, wall unit, piano, bath tub, clothes, books, various [...]

Public talk: Warp drives and bending time

By 19 March 2015
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[ 5 May 2015 at 5:30 pm; ]

Light speed is one of science fiction’s major plot limitations — and maybe one of the major limitations of science. How can we explore the stars if it takes tens of thousands of years to get to them… or the galaxies, if it takes billions of years? Warp drives and wormholes are often co-opted by [...]

Narrabundah Festival this Saturday

By 19 March 2015

[ 21 March 2015 at 10:00 am; ] Old Narrabundah Community Council (ONCC Inc) invites you to attend the 2015 Narrabundah festival. This popular event will be the sixth one we have organised at the shops.

Attractions, live music and dancing include:

Cassidy’s Ceili – 1030am – 1230 pm
Russian Dancing – Short display from the Russian School – 1230pm
Food
ONCC Inc – Sausage Sizzle
Russian School [...]

What’s on this weekend? 21st and 22nd March

By 19 March 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 21 March 2015 to 22 March 2015. ]

Another weekend with lots to do in the capital, including the 2015 Canberra Comedy Festival, which runs until Sunday at various venues. With a line up including Jason Byrne, Mike Wilmot, Urzila Carlson, Wil Sylvince, The Umbilical Brithers, Ronny Chieng and Akmal Saleh, there’s a show to suit every type of humour.

Elsewhere in Canberra…

Sports/outdoor activities

The [...]

Between – Picturing 1950-1960s Taiwan

By 18 March 2015
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[ 18 March 2015 to 3 April 2015. ]

This is a must-see exhibition for those with an interest in photography.

What may not be known is that during the 1950s and 1960s there were many very talented photographers at work in Taiwan.

This exhibition brings together a small selection of these Taiwanese photographs from this interesting period in Taiwan’s history.

The exhibition is of 44 beautiful black [...]

You’re invited to the Tocumwal Lane pARTy

By 18 March 2015
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[ 29 March 2015 at 11:00 am; ]
In less than two short weeks the Tocumwal Lane pARTy will bring a celebration of art, culture, food and music into the heart of our city.
Providing visitors with an exciting new experience, this urban event will bring new life and creativity into Canberra’s City centre.
Hosted by Canberra CBD Limited, the Tocumwal Lane pARTy will be [...]

Event: Will light rail increase greenhouse emissions?

By 16 March 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE

[ 16 March 2015 at 5:00 pm; ] Is light rail emissions-free, as some experts claim, or does it cause emissions comparable to those of buses, as estimated by Shreya Dave of M.I.T.?

Is Capital Metro correct in saying that buses offer 350 times the greenhouse benefits of light rail?

Was Damian Haas correct in saying that my estimates suffered from confirmation bias?

Come to my [...]

Richard Perso at the Harmonie German Club, Friday 27 March

By 16 March 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 27 March 2015 at 8:00 pm; ]

Having blown away crowds at over 100 blues, rock, folk, acoustic and music festivals, Richard Perso is steadily becoming known as one of those ‘not to miss’ acts.

Jumping onto the festival scene at the ripe old age of 16, Perso has been mastering his craft around Australia and overseas. Combining his appreciation for late 60s [...]

Music Amongst the Stars – Charity Concert for ACT Down Syndrome Association

By 15 March 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 22 March 2015 at 3:00 pm; ] Last year the ACT Down Syndrome Association (ACTDSA) lost their main sponsor and this has had large impacts on their service provision ability. In light of this, and to celebrate the 10th anniversary of World Down Syndrome Day, “Recorders in the Basement” & Friends will be performing a charity concert at Mount Stromlo Observatory at [...]

Is it a Quanger?

By 13 March 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Thought Rioters might appreciate this light-hearted dig at Queanbeyan by Canberra rap duo Coda Conduct, which aired on Triple J’s breakfast show this week.
The Canberra Times wasn’t that impressed, but I reckon it’s awesome.
“Canberra! We get a light rail and we a damn sight better with a Skywhale. But meanwhile when we had it, Queanbeyan went [...]

North Canberra Community Council meeting, 17 March

By 13 March 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE

[ 17 March 2015 at 7:30 pm; ] This month’s agenda includes:

GUEST PRESENTATION: Solarshare

REPORTS

Mr Fluffy subcommittee
City and Northbourne Urban Design Framework
Northbourne Avenue Walking and Cycling Facilities
Planning and Development Forum

Community facilities

Lack of public toilets in suburbs such as Watson and Hackett, exacerbated by closures of toilets and removal of rubbish bins in Downer and failure to reopen toilets at the Dickson wetlands.

Development Application for [...]

Best bar to watch Melbourne Grand Prix in Canberra?

By 13 March 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Hi, just wondering if anyone in Canberra gets passionate about Formula 1? If so, where would you recommend we go to watch the race live this Sunday?
Thanks

Weekend garage sale guide (14th and 15th March)

By 13 March 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 14 March 2015 7:00 am to 15 March 2015 1:00 pm. ]

To include your listing in an upcoming allclassifieds Canberra weekend garage sale guide, upload your garage sale details for free on allclassifieds.com.au.

Saturday 14 March
42 Severne Crescent Kambah
From 7am
Bric a brac! More information.

Saturday 14 March
22 Narran Street Amaroo
7am to 1pm
Lounge furniture, kids shoes and clothing, camping items – including a caravan, toys and kitchen items. More information.

Saturday 14 March
Dumaresq [...]

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