[ 13 October, 2009; 5:00 am to 5:00 pm. ] Tuesday 13th October
For the 13th straight year, Parliament House Security Officers will run laps of Parliament House to raise money for Make A Wish Foundation. This is a 12 hour run starting at 5am.
There will be an all day BBQ and drinks.
Last year $11,000 was raised and given to Make A Wish, who also come [...]
[ 14 October, 2009 to 17 October, 2009. ] From the 14th-17th of October, the Canberra Musicians Club and Cardboard Charlie bring you the Speakeasy Fringe Club in Street Two as part of the Street Theatre’s Made in Canberra season. More details after the jump.
Featuring two shows each night the Speakeasy Fringe Club will kick off the first show from 7pm-8:30pm every night as [...]
[ 12 October, 2009; 6:00 pm; ] Canberra’s 14th annual short film festival is ready and raring to go this week!
The Festival begins screening at the Dendy Cinemas in the Canberra Centre this coming Thursday evening 15 October and finishes on Saturday evening 17 October.
The first two sessions on Thursday evening (beginning at 6.30 PM) feature films made by young people and [...]
[ 19 October, 2009; 6:30 pm; ]
What: Inner North SEE-Change presents: The cost of flying and carbon offsets
When: 6.30pm 19 October
Where: O’Connor Uniting Church, cnr Scrivener and Brigalow Streets.
Murray May completed a PhD on aviation futures in 2004, and is currently a Visiting Fellow at UNSW at ADFA. This work provided an ecological perspective on consumption, sustainability and air [...]
[ 9 October, 2009 to 11 October, 2009. ] If the last few days weren’t ‘Canberra Spring’ enough for you it looks like we are in for more 80%+ humidity days (i.e.: drizzle) and just above freezing nights this weekend. So for me at least I think (once again) I’ll be giving Floriade a miss.
But for those of more hearty dispositions; what are the [...]
[ 25 October, 2009; ] [caption id="" align="alignleft" width="114"][/caption]Sunday 25th october sees the running of the 2009/2010 speedway season opening meeting at National Capital Speedway Pialligo Avenue, Fairbairn.
This meeting is the annual Billy Blundell Memorial.
Racing starts from 10am.
For further info visit the club’s website: http://www.actspeedway.com.au/
[ 21 October, 2009; 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm. ] What a cool coincidence that I came across the Capt’n Snooze post! Yep, Rod is still a successful comedian and did a kick-arse show in Canb recently called ‘Bugger The Polar Bears, This Is Serious’. Funny funny guy. He’s quite a prominent political and social activist, and is particularly interested in climate [...]
[ 4 October, 2009; 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. ] First filed [Sep 21, 2009 @ 17:24]
[Ed] For those asking about the Tesla Roadster, here it is.
Come and see the future today in Electric vehicles at the National Electric Vehicle Festival – organised by the Australian Electric Vehicle Association (AEVA) and Canberra EV.
When: Sunday 4 October, 2009. 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Where: Old Parliament [...]
[ 24 October, 2009; 5:00 pm; ]
For the last year it’s felt as if every sexy, smart woman I’ve met has been in training for the Canberra Roller Derby League (CRDL). Their distinctive t-shirts with the knuckle duster motif has become a bit of a feature in the cooler bars around town.
Now the wait is over and the Surley Griffins are [...]
[ 2 October, 2009 to 5 October, 2009. ] [First filed: Oct 1, 2009 @ 9:41]
Ok folks, its a LONG weekend coming up so I suspect a lot of you will be travelling interstate. If so travel safe and don’t forget it’ll likely be double demerit points all weekend.
So besides the cops being out on the roads and tie-less (end of winter uniform so [...]
[ 8 October, 2009; 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ] Come and paint the town… ‘RED’
Red Bandit Productions announces their debut short film premiere event. Meet the cast and crew and other local filmmakers
Where: Kremlin Bar, 65 Northbourne Avenue
When: 8pm - 9pm
Film screened promptly at 8.30pm
Tickets only available online at www.redbanditproductions.com/tickets
Drinks and nibbles will be provided.
[ 6 October, 2009; 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. ] For those who wonder what happens with your waste and recycling the Mugga Lane Recovery Facility is conducting free tours tomorrow, Tuesday 29 Sep 2009 (which I’ve just found out is booked up) and now also Tuesday 6 Oct 2009 when there are spots still available.
So if you’re intersted in rubbish or need [...]
[ 19 November, 2009 8:00 pm to 12 December, 2009 8:00 pm. ]
It Runs in the Family
by Ray Cooney
By Special Arrangement with Dominie Pty Ltd.
Directed by Walter Learning
Dr David Mortimore is about to give a speech that will probably earn him a knighthood. But the arrival of an old flame—together with her 18-year-old son, the product of their relationship all those years ago—means that David is forced [...]
[ 26 September, 2009 to 27 September, 2009. ]
Che and I went along to the brewers night which precedes the National Capital Craft Beer Festival at the Olims courtyard (a hidden gem of Canberra) in Ainslie. We had a lovely boozy time and tasted many great new beers, as well as the new Coopers 62 which is best described as fabulously innoffensive.
But you [...]
[ 24 September, 2009 11:00 pm to 27 September, 2009 11:00 pm. ] [First filed: September 24, 2009 @ 22:39]
Flowers by night
Well tonight, Thursday, might have been the pick of the nights to visit Floriade Night Fest 2009. Wednesday night they were showing Sparkly Vampires, plus being windy and cold. From Friday night theres going to be a cold front and strong winds coming through with [...]
[ 14 November, 2009; ]
2009 has been a right bastard of a year. For mine a significant part of that has been the absence of Rafe Morris from our fair city.
Fortunately he’s sent out a media release to let us know that he’s coming back!
LOCAL SINGER SONGWRITER RAFE MORRIS RETURNS HOME FROM WORLD TOUR.
Having spent the past 19 [...]
[ 26 September, 2009; 7:00 pm; ] The Canberra Musicians Club’s first birthday is roughly about now and we’re having a celebration at MacGregor Hall, Acton (map after the jump), on Saturday 26th Sep, from 7pm-2am.
What: CMC Anniversary
Where: MacGregor Hall, Cnr Marcus Clarke St and Barry Drive, Acton
When: Sat 26th Sep, 7pm-2am
How much: $10 (full), $7 (conc), $5 (members)
Who: The line-up so [...]
[ 25 September, 2009 to 27 September, 2009. ] The week is nearly over!
What is worth seeing and doing over the weekend around Canberra in the wonderful spring weather?
[ 26 September, 2009; 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. ] 10am to 3pm, room N101 of the CSIT building, ANU.
Interested members of the public are invited to bring their own computers along and get help from CLUG (Canberra Linux Users Group) members, to install Linux and other Open Source Software. This provides a better opportunity for people who are interested in getting into FOSS to [...]
[ 5 June, 2010; ] The Australian Rugby Union has announced that Canberra’s getting a second test match in two years!
This time against Fiji on 5 June, 2010.
“Canberra embraced the return of International Rugby,” said ARU Managing Director and CEO John O’Neill.
“There was a real buzz about the city and the media coverage was great.
“When it came to [...]
[ 19 September, 2009; ] Eastlake Football Club will host their inaugural community fete today with proceeds going towards Pegasus and the upkeep of the Eastlake football program.
A range of exciting activities and stalls will be on offer including home baked goods, Canberra Milk van, goal kicking and handball competitions, sponge throwing, mini golf, arts and crafts, trash and treasure, [...]
[ 18 September, 2009 to 20 September, 2009. ] [First filed: September 17, 2009 @ 06:51]
In an attempt to aid with weekend event planning we are moving the DIY weekend guide back to its traditional home of Thursdays!
So, with it possibly being a little wet, what’s your tips for weekend activities?
We are going to send one of the Riot admin team (although I haven’t [...]
[ 19 September, 2009; 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. ] Elite Physique – be the best you can be
16 September 2009
Elite Physique hosts Battle of the Gyms’ to help sick kids
The Goodyear Autocare battle of the Gyms’ is a power-lifting competition hosted at Elite Physique this coming Saturday, 19 September at 10:00am. Since 2007, Elite Physique has hosted this amazing event with great public support.
[ 19 September, 2009; 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. ] Saturday 19 September is International Software Freedom Day. Software Freedom Day aims to promote and inform about programs that are freely available to everyone to install and use. You may be using some of these well known programs:
* Firefox – Web browser
* Thunderbird – Mail client
* Open Office – An office suite for word processing, [...]
[ 13 September, 2009; 12:00 am to 4:00 pm. ] Sustainable House Day is on this Sunday 13/9/09 from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm.
There are eight homes open for inspection around Canberra, and entry is free.
Two are in Harrison (includes ours), one in Murrumbateman, two in Watson, and one in each of Narrabundah, Duffy and Lyneham.
Canberra & surrounds ACT
Daryl & Hugh Lawrence 2629
2629 Barton [...]
[ 1 September, 2009 to 30 September, 2009. ] September 2009 is Green Month @ Lioncom
The general public and businesses can drop off old computing equipment for FREE.
Taking advantage of the Free PC Recycling Month
Simply drop off surplus computer equipment at the Fyshwick Collection Centre, located at 8 Pirie St, Fyshwick.
For Businesses and Government Departments:
All of September 2009, Monday to Friday 9:00am – 4:00pm [...]
[ 25 September, 2009; 6:00 pm; ] As spring is bringing new light and colours into Canberra, Carmen Steffens and Audi are partnering to bring Canberra the charity fashion event of the year.
At 6pm on Friday, the 25th of September, the fashion show “Cor Da Moda – the colour of fashion” will be presented at the Audi Centre Canberra, in Phillip. Proceeds [...]
[ 24 October, 2009; 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. 25 October, 2009; 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm. ] Sing…because you can! – with singer, songwriter and workshop presenter Rachel Hore.
Rachel has performed and taught throughout Australia and internationally for over 16 years and has mentored hundreds of singers in community choirs.
Learn some of Rachel’s original songs and arrangements, and songs for your choir.
For singers of all levels.
Sat 24 October, 10am–4pm
Sun 25 October, 12.30–3.30pm
[ 26 September, 2009; 9:00 am to 11:00 am. 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm. ]
What: CANBERRA – The Canberra City Band play for all at Floriade and the Nara Candle Festival for 2009.
Where: Floriade – Commonwealth Park Gardens from 9:00-11:00am and Nara Candle Festival – Canberra Nara Park; Lennox Gardens, Yarralumla from 3:00pm.
When: Saturday 26th September 2009
The Canberra City Band, recently being awarded 1st place in the Australian National [...]
[ 15 September, 2009; 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm. ] The Belconnen Community Council invites Belconnen residents and interested citizens to a public meeting with Tanya Swift, Officer in Charge, Belconnen Station ACT Policing, and Mathew Watts, Belconnen District Coordinator for Neighbourhood Watch (NHW).
The Topics to be discussed relate to:
Rejuvenating Neighbourhood Watch in Belconnen
· NHW working with local police;
· Structure and History of NHW;
- Campaigns, [...]
[ 15 August, 2009 9:00 am to 29 November, 2009 5:00 pm. ] “A winter day suddenly came your way
And you ran into your mind”
Take a walk through the mind of Nick Cave. The journey is a bit weird, a bit voyeuristic, and still leaves a fair chunk of mystery. On show at the National Library is an enormous collection of ephemera from a creative life.
From photos of [...]
[ 9 September, 2009; 7:30 am to 9:30 am. ] A very full agenda for this month’s Gungahlin Community Council meeting:
Update on the EIS and design of the Clarrie Hermes Drive Extension to Barton Hwy by consultants SMEC (much wanted by nearby residents who are already copping a lot of traffic from the developing Casey).
ACT Education will provide updates on the Gungahlin College and Harrison [...]