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Rallies to support funding of the National Health and Medical Research Council.

By 12 April 2011

[ 12 April 2011; 12:30 pm; ] Professor Julio Licinio of the John Curtin School of Medical Research has written a beautiful blog about the need to fund medical research in Australia, in response to suggestions that the National Health and Medical Research Council may suffer budget cuts in the next federal budget.

There are rallies across Australia today to show your support [...]

Wish the kids would go outside with their Nerf guns?

By 11 April 2011
Wish the kids would go outside with their Nerf guns?

[ 17 April 2011; 11:00 am to 3:30 pm. ]

Well they can!

Canberra & Southern NSW Dart Tag (Nerf Wars, HvZ) run events every month in Canberra. It’s an all ages event with appropriate safety and supervision. And best of all – totally free!

We are hosting an event this Sunday at 57 Ormond St, Turner (Haig Park). You can check out the event details on [...]

Landspeed spearheads International Record Store Day

By 10 April 2011
Landspeed spearheads International Record Store Day

[ 16 April 2011; ]

Faster Louder brings word that Garema Place’s Landspeed Records is going to play host to the Canberra leg of International Record Store Day.

For the first time ever, Canberra’s leading independent music store Landspeed Records is getting on board with a second-hand vinyl fair on Saturday 16 April.

The inaugural International Record Store Day has celebrated independently [...]

Candle Lighting Ceremony

By 9 April 2011

[ 4 May 2011; 5:45 pm; ] Candle Lighting Ceremony to remember those who have died as a result of domestic violence, 4th May, 5.45pm Garema Place

2XX FM launches its new radio program

By 8 April 2011

[ 18 April 2011; 4:00 pm; ] LOCAL ‘N’ LIVE
Sat April 16th 2011
Garema Place, Civic 10-4 pm

PERFORMERS INCLUDE

Brass’ere                    12.30pm

The Ellis Collective      1.15pm

D’Opus & Roshambo 2.30pm

+ Pete Akhurst, Alice Cottee, Heidi Gill

and more great local acts throughout the day

The Local ‘n’ Live Radio show starts April 18th 4-6 pm, Monday to Friday on 98.3FM

For more information or live streaming visit www.2xxfm.org.au

Giralang Community Fair

By 8 April 2011

[ 9 April 2011; 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. ] GIRALANG COMMUNITY FAIR

This Saturday, 10am – 2pm.
Giralang Primary School, Atalumba Close, Giralang.

Come along and have a great day at our Fair. There will be nearly 30 stalls.

Here’s what you’ll find:

Great Carnival rides.
Dig for dinosaur eggs and win a prize.
Face-painting and games – bean-bag toss, sponge throwing.
The Scouts, Giralang Playgroups, and the SES will be running [...]

Open Mic Comedy night – Pot Belly Pub – FREE

By 8 April 2011

[ 20 April 2011; 8:00 pm; ] Wooping it up just before the Easter break is the Open Mic Comedy night at the Pot Belly Pub. Tap a friend on the shoulder and say ‘Its Time’, you need to get up on stage ROOKIE and have a lash at it, or maybe you are EXPERIENCED and want to kick it fun stylee, [...]

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of 8 April 2011

By 7 April 2011
DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of 8 April 2011

[ 8 April 2011 to 10 April 2011. ]

The days grow shorter, the nights grow darker, and once again we cast our thoughts to how we should amuse ourselves this weekend.

Come one hivemind, leave your suggestions in the comments.

Symposium of Australian Gastronomy

By 6 April 2011
Symposium of Australian Gastronomy

[ 13 May 2011 to 16 May 2011. ]

Here’s one for you foodies:

Bookings are now open for the 18th Symposium of Australian Gastronomy which will be held at Old Parliament House, Canberra, from Friday 13 to Monday 16 May 2011. You can register now at http://gastronomers.org/register

The theme for the symposium is The Federation of Taste which aims to explore the implications of governance [...]

“What’s It Worth?” hits the Albert Hall this Sunday

By 5 April 2011

[ 10 April 2011; 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. ]

This one’s come across my desk and is sure to excite some of you:

What is What’s it Worth?

What’s it Worth (WIW) is based on the Antique Road Show Concept where people can bring in items have them appraised by an expert and learn a little more about the item and its approximate value. It is [...]

Australia’s Foreign Aid: Who For? What For?

By 5 April 2011

[ 13 May 2011; 6:00 pm; ] Does aid reflect Australia’s domestic political wishes and worries of the voter or is it a tool in the Government’s outward looking foreign policy kit?  Where should aid sit as a diplomatic instrument?

This talk will assess foreign aid as a tool of the Government and as an industry.  AusAID is seen by most officials and [...]

“Out of Africa” Gala Ball 2011

By 4 April 2011

[ 7 May 2011; 7:00 pm; ] The Snowy Hydro SouthCare “Out of Africa” Gala Ball 2011 is on Saturday May 7 @ The National Convention Centre, Canberra.

The evening commences at 7pm with pre-dinner drinks.

Featuring Big Band “Who’s Ya Daddy” and African troupe and drummers “Kai Feech”.

Dress: Black Tie / Glamorous

To reserve your ticket visit www.snowyhydrosouthcare.com.au
or contact Show Pony Events on 0419 [...]

Want to be a foster carer for needy dogs?

By 4 April 2011
Want to be a foster carer for needy dogs?

[ 10 April 2011; 3:00 pm; ]

ACT Rescue and Foster (ARF) is an incorporated association of people in the Canberra (Australia) and surrounding region who rescue dogs from euthanasia and foster them temporarily in our own homes for as long as it takes to find them loving, permanent homes.

We are looking for people who may be interested in becoming a foster [...]

Space & Sci-Fi Trivia Night – Tuesday 12 April

By 4 April 2011
Space & Sci-Fi Trivia Night - Tuesday 12 April

[ 12 April 2011; 6:00 pm; ] To celebrate Yuri’s Night and the 50th anniversary of human spaceflight, the AIAA Sydney Section proudly presents…

SPACE & SCI-FI TRIVIA NIGHT

Date: Tuesday 12 April 2011
Time: 6:00pm – 8:30pm
Venue: King O’Malley’s Irish Pub, 131 City Walk, Canberra City
Cost: $5 per person at the door
RSVPs essential: To aiaa.sydneysection[at]gmail.com by Friday 8 April

The Space & Sci-Fi Trivia Night [...]

PWA Live Pro Wrestling at the Woden Tradies

By 4 April 2011
PWA Live Pro Wrestling at the Woden Tradies

[ 9 April 2011; 8:00 am; ]

After a massive, standing room only show in February. PWA Canberra is back at the Woden Tradies, Saturday the 9th of April. The Canberra fans were treated to some of the very best wrestling in the country. A new PWA National Champion was crowned as Melbourne’s own Slex defeated crowd favourite Luke Watts.

PWA has [...]

Conservation Volunteers Australia’s Mt Rogers Woody Weed Berry Blitz

By 1 April 2011

[ 10 April 2011; ] Sunday the 10th of April will see Conservation Volunteers Australia and Mount Rogers Landcare Group join in an attempt to stage a blitz on woody environmental weeds including Cotoneaster, Privet, Pyracantha, Briar rose and the occasional Broom & Hawthorn.

These weeds all produce berries which are eaten and dispersed by birds, spreading them around the area and [...]

Dancing in Jane Austen’s shoes

By 1 April 2011
Dancing in Jane Austen's shoes

[ 14 April 2011 to 17 April 2011. ]

The Jane Austen Festival Australia is entering its 4th year. Although it still takes place over three days in the middle of April, and is still centered around the beautiful historic St John’s Church in Reid, the program has grown from a single stream to three simultaneous streams, making use of every hall and room [...]

Relay For Life – Something a little bit different

By 1 April 2011

[ 2 April 2011 4:00 pm to 3 April 2011 3:00 pm. 2 April 2011 4:00 pm to 3 April 2011 3:00 pm. ] In a land not so far away, two men embarked on an epic journey to spread understanding, celebration and raise some funds for cancer research.

This Saturday heralds The Cancer Council’s Relay For Life, and with it, something the track has not seen. Two men with wind instruments will be playing your requests for a $15 donation.

They will be [...]

Express Yourself exhibition at the Belconnen Community Centre

By 31 March 2011
Express Yourself exhibition at the Belconnen Community Centre

[ 31 March 2011 to 14 April 2011. ]

As part of Youth Week in the ACT there’s an exhibition opening tonight at the Belconnen Community Centre of self-portraits taken by young people.

Relay for Life. Another Cancer Council Event

By 31 March 2011

[ 2 April 2011 4:00 pm to 3 April 2011 3:00 pm. ] This Saturday is the Relay for Life event being held at the AIS Athletics track.  The event starts at 4pm Saturday and concludes 3pm Sunday. 

If you have never seen this before then pop in and have a look.  These people are here to celebrate the life of people who defeated cancer and to remember the [...]

DIY wotz on guide for the April Fools

By 31 March 2011
DIY wotz on guide for the April Fools

[ 1 April 2011 to 3 April 2011. ]

So that’s the first quarter of 2011 done and dusted. Were you productive?

Either way the weekend is here.

What’s worth seeing and doing around town?

Just make your mark in the comments.

Cancer Council Fundraiser Saturday 9/4 at Pearce

By 30 March 2011
Cancer Council Fundraiser Saturday 9/4 at Pearce

[ 9 April 2011; 12:00 pm; ]

My mate Mike and I will be travelling from Brisbane to Darwin via Central Queensland in our crappy Mercedes.  The trip will take us thought the most remote roads in Australia, through the Queensland outback, million acre cattle stations, several river crossings with crocs (yes, big crocs) and the Kakadu. 

This isn’t just a Sunday [...]

Black ‘n’ Blue Belles v Surly Griffins THIS SATURDAY!

By 30 March 2011

[ 2 April 2011; 5:00 pm; ] Come watch the Black ‘n’ Blue Belles go up against the Surly Griffins in their first rematch after last season’s grand final showdown THIS SATURDAY NIGHT!!

With new skaters joining your faves in the best season yet the new-look teams are bristling with excitement and anticipation at making this Saturday night one to down in history.

Tickets [...]

Baroque concert – St John’s, Reid, Fri and Sat 1 and 2 April

By 29 March 2011

[ 1 April 2011; 6:00 pm; 2 April 2011; 6:00 pm; ] “Splendiferous Baroque”

A twilight concert of virtuosic baroque fireworks in historic and beautiful
St. John’s Church Reid Friday April 1 and Saturday April 2 at 6pm.

All tickets $30 Pre-booking is essential Book now!

carlrafferty@bigpond.com or by phone: 6254 3135 or 0417 429 899

Featuring sopranos Kate Rafferty and Anna Rafferty, mezzo-soprano
Diana Tulip, with Zach Raffan (trumpet) and Carl Rafferty [...]

American Car Day Sunday 3rd April Queanbeyan Showgrounds

By 29 March 2011

[ 3 April 2011; ] The American Car classics show, sponsored by Shannons Insurance, will be held at the Queanbeyan Showgrounds this coming Sunday 3rd of April.

If you are a car nut or just like to admire what in some cases are works of art on wheels, then please drop by.

All manner of well known US cars will be on [...]

Passages to Perception Exhibition

By 29 March 2011

[ 2 April 2011 to 17 April 2011. ] This exhibition at M16 Artspace is outstanding for its luminous colour.

It presents experiments by the artists in expressing the landscapes of south eastern NSW – principally Charlotte Pass, Rosedale Beach and Murramarang National Park.

Ross Andrews shows how varied and experimental watercolour can be. There are au premier coup, single, fast-paced attacks that execute the painting all at once. And there are systematic layers of foreground detail flooded into tiny peaks and contours of rock-like texture that can be enjoyed as infinitesimal micro-landscapes, in compositions that draw the eye toward the mid-picture colours.

Rick Cochrane borrows the gorgeous palette of Gustav Klimt to explore the colours of the Rosedale coastline and the Snowy Mountains. He finds genius loci of the landscape often takes over, making him a medium for its expression, via the sensuous qualities of his oil paint.

Live music at the Phat Burger Cafe

By 28 March 2011

[ 1 April 2011; 6:30 pm; ] Jarrad and Inoeg from “FusedGrooves” will be playing their own brand of Blues & Jazz for your listening pleasure.  Their music is mostly original with loads of improvisation!

Names like Justin Beiber, Kei$ha and Miley Cyrus are unknown to these guys so please come along, enjoy dinner and a coffee with some great music.

Bookings essential call [...]

Native plant sale at the botanic gardens

By 28 March 2011

[ 9 April 2011; 8:30 am to 11:00 am. ] A rare opportunity for all you gardeners out there has made its way onto facebook.

Location: Small carpark behind the Crosbie Morrison building, Australian National Botanic Gardens

More Info: Find unique plants for sale produced from cuttings and seeds of species from within the Gardens. Be early for best selection and bring a bag or box for [...]

Belco Flicks returns

By 28 March 2011
Belco Flicks returns

[ 31 March 2011; 7:30 pm; ]

Belco Flicks returns to the Belconnen Community Centre this Thursday and has this to say for itself:

Belco Flicks III – OFFSPRING
Short films – Big stories
Screening at Belconnen Theatre
Belconnen Community Centre
Swanson Court Belconnen
7:30 – 9pm Thursday March 31
FREE Bookings recommended 62640232

Belco Flicks III – OFFSPRING promises a program of short films that range from hilarious [...]

Make-A-Wish Trivia Night – 8/4/11

By 26 March 2011
Make-A-Wish Trivia Night - 8/4/11

[ 8 April 2011; 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. ]

The Canberra Make-A-Wish branch will be holding a trivia night this Friday 8th April to raise some valuable funds for kids with life threatening medical conditions.  If you would like to join in, then get together a team of up to 10 people, and register a table.  All necessary information can be found below.

Where: Italo [...]

Wine Harvest Festival 2011

By 25 March 2011
Wine Harvest Festival 2011

[ 2 April 2011 to 3 April 2011. ]

Join us in celebrating the 2011 Canberra District Wine Harvest Festival!

A whole weekend celebration of the wine harvest in and around the region, for more details visit the website or call 1300 554 114.

Plenty of activities at 26 different locations (noted below) featuring live music, special wine tastings, winery tours, lunches, dinners and more…

Use your [...]

NIRVANA TRIBUTE SHOW!!

By 25 March 2011
NIRVANA TRIBUTE SHOW!!

[ 8 April 2011; 8:00 pm; ]

Come and join us for a night of nothing but Nirvana!!!

5 of Canberra’s top bands will be performing songs from this awesome band!!
So come and get your grunge on and watch 5 killer sets of nothing but NIRVANA songs all night long!!!!

When: Fri 8th April
Where: The Basement, Canberra
Time: 8pm
Entry: $15. 18+

BANDS:

NA MAZA – Performing songs [...]

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