[ 25 November 2014 at 11:30 am; ] Harry Hartog Booksellers Woden will be hosting the incredible Robin Hobb for an appearance in store tomorrow, the 25th of November between 11.30am and 12.30pm. We will have several copies of her back list, and her latest novel Fool’s Assassin available for purchase.
[ 30 November 2014 at 2:00 pm; ] Write for Rights is an annual campaign for Amnesty International. More than 2 million letters were written last year, and over 140 countries were involved.
This year, we will be focusing on six important cases. One case is Daniel, a 21 year old student in Venezuela who was arrested on the way home from an anti-government [...]
[ 22 November 2014 at 3:00 pm; ] Come over to Macgregor Primary School in West Belconnen and help us celebrate the school’s 40th birthday.
We are holding a massive school fete from 3-7 pm with rides, reptiles, live entertainment, a monster raffle (over 45 prizes!), market stalls, a food court, and heaps more including an art show put on by Macgregor Primary School [...]
[ 5 December 2014 at 5:00 pm; ]
Everybody loves to give, but at Christmas we can end up giving too much of the Earth away. By buying local, eco-friendly, handmade and fair trade goods we can reduce our impact, support positive initiatives, and find good quality, unique gifts that won’t end up in landfill come Boxing Day.
The Canberra Environment Centre will be [...]
[ 28 November 2014 at 8:00 pm; ] New Orleans radio station WWOZ has a long-running annual event called Blues Piano Night where many of the finest blues piano players from New Orleans and elsewhere gather for a feast of piano blues. Why should New Orleans have all the fun when we have some pretty fine piano players right here in Canberra?
So it [...]
[ 19 November 2014 at 7:30 pm; ] Wednesday’s North Canberra Community Council meeting will feature a Capital Metro presentation on light rail, a COTA presentation on elderly persons accommodation and a discussion of the Mr Fluffy buyback scheme. It will also consider ACT electoral boundaries, the proposal to re-zone the area to the east of the Dickson swimming pool, and the proposed [...]
[ 1 December 2014 at 7:00 am; ] Please join us at the World AIDS Day Market on Monday 1 December in Garema Place in the City. This event will include a free community BBQ breakfast provided by the AIDS Action Council, information and education stalls and entertainment. The event is designed to raise awareness in the community about issues surrounding HIV and [...]
[ 22 November 2014 at 3:00 pm; ] Local food and fashion collaboration, Hustle&Scout and The Forage, will present a Movember charity drive at their final market event for the year this Saturday, 22 November.
To raise awareness and money for men’s health, the twilight market will take gold coin donations upon entry and present a pop-up barber shop for men, with all proceeds [...]
[ 14 November 2014 at 9:00 am; ] On Friday 14 November, the Scientific Glassblowing Society of Australia New Zealand (SGSANZ) will host a public benefit auction for Toora Women Inc., a charitable organisation that provides a critical range of services for women in the Canberra region. This free event is open to the public, and includes live and silent auctions as well [...]
[ 2 December 2014 at 5:30 pm; ] The Square Kilometer Array (SKA) is one of the biggest and most ambitious global scientific projects ever conceived. Once completed, it will enable us to delve further into the Universe than we ever have before.
In this talk, CSIRO astronomer Dr. Lisa Harvey-Smith will kick off our Frontiers of Science Conference on astronomy by describing what [...]
[ 18 November 2014 at 6:30 pm; ] All residents of the Melba/Spence Neighbourhood Watch area are invited to attend the AGM on Tuesday 18th November at 6.30pm at the Belconnen Soccer Club, Cnr Springvale Street and Belconnen Way, Hawker.
When: Tuesday 19th November
Time: 6.30 p.m.
Where: Belconnen Soccer Club, Cnr Springvale Street and Belconnen Way, Hawker.
You are also welcome to join [...]
[ 26 November 2014 at 1:00 pm; ] Want to hear about a rainbow band-aid that can diagnose skin cancer and how ecstasy causes brain hypothermia? Come along!
Despite hundreds of years of advances, the highly complex workings of the human body are still largely a mystery. A group of researchers at a new ARC Centre of Excellence are aiming to change all that.
[ 22 November 2014 at 8:00 pm; ] Saturday 22 November at Smiths Alternative, the Feldons will be releasing their third full length album Human Graffiti, 13 songs of original mod, powerpop with a touch of blues and punk. They will be supported by local favourites Raucous Fracas from 8.00pm. $10 door of which a percentage will be donated to Movember.
The Feldons have [...]
[ 28 November 2014 at 7:00 pm; ] A trivia night especially for romance readers. Come along and test your knowledge against that of other local romance readers, for an evening full of fun and prizes.
Do you know your rakes from your lairds, your steampunk gadget men from your inter-galactic aliens? Do you have a preference for vampires and shape-shifters, or angels and [...]
[ 10 November 2014 at 6:30 pm; ] Mondayitis Cabaret is a night filled with Burlesque, circus, comedy and so much more!
Monday 10th November 2014 is the next show and the theme is: NERDLESQUE!
So get your geek on and join us for a night of fun and frivolity!
Showcasing some of the best local artists at the beautiful Abbey, located in Nichols with all [...]
[ 8 November 2014 at 10:00 am; ] Belconnen Police Station will open its doors to the community on Saturday, November 8, between 10am and 2pm for its Open Day and Security Expo.
The Open Day and Security Expo will feature a guided tour of Belconnen Police Station, free security product giveaways and advice to help you secure your home or business, and fun [...]
[ 29 November 2014 at 7:30 pm; ]
The Canberra Gay & Lesbian Qwire presents: From The Sublime To The Ridiculous (and everything inbetween)
Come along on Saturday the 29th November at 7:30pm for an exciting evening of fun and music. Tickets are only $25 each ($20 concession) and there are also group discounts available.
The Qwire are wrapping up their 21st year entertaining the [...]
[ 8 November 2014 at 10:00 am; ]
A fantastic family event. Food, entertainment, market stalls, rides, dunking toilet, and much more!
There will be great raffles to win and fun rides to go on.
Check out the animals in a petting paddock and reptile enclosure.
There will also be a pre-loved clothing stall, cake stall, 2nd hand book & dvd stall, white elephant and plant [...]
[ 8 November 2014 at 5:00 pm; ]
This Saturday Varsity Derby League’s Sophomores will be taking on Canberra Roller Derby League’s Capital Brawlers, and the VDL DisHonour Rollers will be playing against Wollongong-Illawarra’s Steel City Derby Dolls.
Last chance to see roller derby for 2014 in Canberra! Also there will be cake.
$15 at the door, kids under 12 free with a paying adult.
[ 8 November 2014 at 9:15 am; ] Females from teenagers to over forties are invited to join Diamond Phoenix for a fun paddle on Lake Burley Griffin. Don’t worry if you’ve never tried a water sport before, we’ll help you get started.
Dragon boat racing is fast growing fun sport, with thousands of participants in over 60 countries. It’s a great way to [...]
[ 16 November 2014 at 2:00 pm; ] Chris Carlsen’s (guitar, vocals) early bands included Rockhouse Heavy, Gosford-based Bad Companions, The Illustrated Band and The Rushin’ Roulettes, regulars at the legendary Boot & Flogger. Since the early 1990s, Chris has collaborated on various band projects with partner Shedea (keys) as well as touring and recording with singer, harp-player and songwriter Dorothy-Jane ‘DJ’ Gosper [...]
[ 8 April 2015 at 7:30 pm; ]
Only days after her performance at Bluesfest 2015, the angelic voice of International sensation, Angelique Kidjo is coming to Canberra for the first time in April 2015. Angélique is one of the greatest forces in African music; her passion for her homeland and expressions of female empowerment comes through in her music through rich and [...]
[ 30 November 2014 at 11:00 am; ]
The Miracle Babies Foundation is celebrating premature and sick babies by holding a Family Fun Day. All Canberra families are invited to attend and help raise funds to continue the important work of the Miracle Babies Foundation.
Spending time with a baby in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) or Special Care Nursery (SCN) is [...]
[ 1 November 2014 at 8:30 am; 2 November 2014 at 8:30 am; ]
Swap your invasive weeds for beautiful native plants.
This Saturday 1 November and Sunday 2 of November 2014 from 8.30 am until 4.45 pm, the biannual weed swap is on. Visit the green waste recycling centres at either Canberra Sand and Gravel in West Belconnen or Corkhill Bros near the Mugga Lane landfill. Bring invasive weeds [...]
[ 1 November 2014 at 3:00 pm; 2 November 2014 at 3:00 pm; ] Britain’s National Theatre Live present SKYLIGHT (CTC) starring Bill Nighy and Carey Mulligan.
On a bitterly cold London evening, schoolteacher Kyra Hollis (Carey Mulligan) receives an unexpected visit from her former lover, Tom Sergeant (Bill Nighy), a successful and charismatic restaurateur whose wife has recently died.
As the evening progresses, the two attempt to rekindle [...]
[ 1 November 2014 at 2:30 pm; ]
An exquisite ‘Rockstars and Royalty’ gown inspired by La Mothe-Chandeniers, the splendid 13th-century castle in the town of Les Trois-Moutiers, will be the striking centrepiece of a fashion parade at Telopea Park’s La Grande Fête on Saturday 1 November.
In a true ‘French connection’ fete-goers will be able to get up close and personal to the [...]
[ 2 November 2014 at 9:00 am; ]
If you enjoy searching for forgotten treasures, shopping for handmade crafts or listening to live music while snacking on delicious treats, get along to the Independent Property Group Charity Market Day this Sunday (2 November).
Fresh Autolyse juices, coffee, bacon and egg rolls, a sausage sizzle, cupcakes, children’s prints, hand made craft items, paleo products, [...]
[ 31 October 2014 at 8:00 pm; ] This Halloween, be scared by the words of Canberra Poets, at the Spooky Front Cafe!
Featuring scares by Samuel Townsend, Chris Endrey, plus some of Canberra’s best Slam Poets.
We will start the night at 8pm with an Open Mike, followed by the Poetry Slam and our feature acts. Check out the details through the facebook event [...]
[ 24 October 2014 at 8:00 pm; ]
The Harmonie German Club comes alive this Friday night with the awesomely talented Owen Campbell and we’re excited!!
Owen Campbell, who started strumming a guitar when he was 9 years old, is one of Australia’s most talented slide guitar players and songwriters. With his gravelly blend of blues, roots, soul & country – and a striking [...]
[ 30 October 2014 at 6:00 pm; ]
Celebrated poet John Stokes does not shy from the contentious and the harrowing, his verse evokes the plain truth about love, sex and chaos. In a clear, resonant voice Fire in the Afternoon catches the truth in the midst of the storm, his poems resonating from a life that has known joy, loss and solitude [...]
[ 26 October 2014 at 11:00 am; ]
The Crace Community Garden is throwing open the gates. Gardening enthusiasts can take part in a free organic gardening workshop, or just come along to check out this fantastic community facility and meet the growers.
According to a 2013 Canberra Times article, this “2000-square-metre facility has been described as the Rolls-Royce of community gardens with raised [...]
[ 27 October 2014 at 5:00 pm; ]
Hello lovely Canberrans!
I’m an ex-Canberra gal who’s now a professional blogger living in Melbourne. I’m returning to Canberra next week to teach a workshop on how to grow and monetise a blog and turn it into a profitable career.
The course will be held at the Maker’s Hub on Monday night 27th October and we’ve already [...]