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Communities@Work needs your warm winter clothes!

By 19 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 26 June 2015; ]

Do you have spare blankets, sleeping bags, jumpers, scarves, beanies and gloves that you don’t need?

Allhomes and Communities@Work are taking to the streets next Friday 26 June to collect donated winter gear from participating businesses around Canberra.

You can help keep the most vulnerable members of our community warm by donating any spare blankets, sleeping bags, jumpers, [...]

The Blues Shack plays Ali Penney

By 19 June 2015
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[ 22 June 2015 at 9:00 pm; ]

The Blues Shack presented by Ray Reid plays the very best in Australian Blues Music every Monday night from 9pm to 11pm.

Now Ray is coming all the way from Port Phillip Radio in Mornington Peninsula Victoria to do a live to air broadcast with Ali Penney down in The Keller Room.

There will also be performances [...]

Costa Georgiadis in Canberra for Canberra’s Backyard Heroes

By 19 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 2 July 2015 at 6:00 pm; ]

Big personality of the gardening world, Costa Georgiadis, is dropping in on Canberra once again for the Canberra Environment Centre’s Backyard Heroes.

The event is on July 2nd and is a casual panel-style event at the Food Coop Shop and Cafe, hosted by Costa. It’s an opportunity to meet and uncover the everyday Canberrans engaging in innovative [...]

Canberra weekend garage sale guide (20th and 21st June 2015)

By 19 June 2015
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[ 20 June 2015 to 21 June 2015. ]
Canberra garage sales this weekend in Dickson, Red Hill, Calwell, Griffith, Wanniassa, Wright and Holt. Happy Friday!
Saturday 20 June
52 Beagle Street Red Hill
7am to 1pm
Come along this Saturday to grab a bargain! Most items are BRAND NEW clearance stock from an online baby store. Lots of brand new parenting items including maternity clothes, hamper fillers, toys, [...]

Mind the Gap charity fundraising night

By 18 June 2015
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[ 20 June 2015 at 7:30 pm; ]
This week’s Local Leader and 2015 ACT Volunteer of the Year Sophie Hope has sent through the following info about a charity fundraising event she has organised for this Saturday night:

As part of my volunteering , I have organised a charity event which is on this Saturday night! It is called ‘Mind the Gap’ and [...]

If you love fungi and horse racing then this lunch is for you!

By 18 June 2015

[ 5 July 2015 at 12:30 pm; ] Thoroughbred Park has teamed up with 3seeds Chef Andrew Haskins to present a truffle lunch with a difference on Sunday 5 July.  A four-course truffle inspired luncheon prepared by Andrew and the talented catering team at Thoroughbred Park showcasing local growers Black Truffles of Canberra as well as a race day will keep even the [...]

Review – Photography at ANCA in Dickson

By 18 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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The current exhibition at ANCA in Dickson presents two photographic artists whose works have direct links back to the 1970s American colour photography. The two artists in the ANCA exhibition are Cathy Laudenbach and Adam Mann.
The theme of this joint exhibition is ‘Longing’ — quoting the few words available online:
Working individually the artists explore the idea [...]

Canberra City Band 90th anniversary spectacular!

By 18 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 27 June 2015 at 2:00 pm; ]

If you haven’t heard the Canberra City Band play then you are really missing a great time. Live music is the best and these musicians are fantastic! Canberra City Band has four ensembles that range from the award winning Canberra City Concert Band to the John Agnew Band development/leisure band for those returning to music [...]

17 things to do in Canberra this weekend (20th and 21st June 2015)

By 18 June 2015
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[ 20 June 2015 to 21 June 2015. ] It’s been a bit of a dreary week in Canberra, but it looks like we might get a small reprieve from the wet weather over the weekend.

If not, there are plenty of indoor activities to keep you amused over the next few days, including the inaugural winter glass markets at Canberra Glassworks, a kimchi-making workshop at [...]

Backbeat Drivers host June Blues Jam at Harmonie German Club

By 16 June 2015
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[ 21 June 2015 at 2:00 pm; ]

Backbeat Drivers is one of Australia’s most original blues/R&B acts, with Steve Hartnett on Vocals Harmonica and Guitar, Mike Hardy on Guitar and backing vocals, Ben Connelly on Bass and backing vocals and David “Doc” Rennie on drums.

The band is a local legend in Canberra and our longest continually gigging blues band, playing originals, as [...]

Rattenbury heads lineup at next North Canberra Community Council meeting

By 15 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE

[ 16 June 2015 at 7:30 pm; ] Shane Rattenbury (Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, Justice, Sport and Recreation; Minister Assisting the Chief Minister on Transport Reform) will present to the North Canberra Community Council meeting on 16 June.

Steve Doszpot (Shadow Minister for Education and Training, Sport and Recreation, Ageing and ICT) will also make a brief presentation.

The Economic Development Directorate will [...]

Wild wild west theme party

By 15 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 20 June 2015 at 8:00 pm; ]

Yee-haw! Welcome to the Wild West Theme Event. Your cowboy/cowgirl hat is starting to collect dust. You’re humming the theme song to the classic TV western ‘Bonanza’. Rather than talk in your sleep, you’re calling out square dance directions. You’re drawn to pointy snakeskin boots and chaps.

Step in to our saloon and enjoy a wild [...]

Mandolin concert, 28 June

By 15 June 2015
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[ 28 June 2015 at 4:00 pm; ]

Come and enjoy a program of beautiful music played by COZMO (Capital of Australia Mandolinata) and our learning group COZYMO!

COZMO will present delightful music from Arcangelo Corelli; Australian composers Richard Charlton, Stephen Lalor and Rob Kay; and traditional tango, Italian and Latin tunes.

COZYMO will also delight you with a short program that includes Croatian pieces [...]

The New Savages at Harmonie German Club

By 12 June 2015
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[ 26 June 2015 at 8:00 pm; ]

Melbourne duo The New Savages built their reputation by digging out long lost grooves from pre WWII era blues music, with an emphasis on creating a dark and hypnotic beat that punters can dance to.

Lead singer and guitarist Milan has built a career on finding lost blues riffs and transforming them into something modern yet [...]

Women who love to sing, try Brindabella Chorus!

By 12 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 17 June 2015 at 7:00 pm; ]

Love to sing? Join us in June!

Brindabella Chorus is inviting interested singers to join our new members program, commencing on 17 June.

Let us help you to develop your singing and performing skills in a fun environment. Join our eight-week program and perform with us at the National Eisteddfod at Llewellyn Hall on 22 August.

Brindabella Chorus [...]

Canberra weekend garage sale guide (13 and 14 June 2015)

By 12 June 2015
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[ 13 June 2015 to 14 June 2015. ]
Canberra garage sales this weekend in Waramanga, Jerrabomberra, Aranda, Hackett, Giralang, Turner, Conder, Kambah, Spence, Ngunnawal and Wanniassa. Happy Friday!
Saturday 13 June
40 Maple Crescent Jerrabomberra
7am to 12pm
Furniture items, Mongoose push bikes, books, puzzles, board games, toys, magazines, CDs, DVDs, gym set, etc. Great prices!!
6 Minda Place Jerrabomberra
7am to 12pm
Downsizing, most items under $10. Books, kitchenware, camping [...]

Harmony James at Harmonie German Club

By 11 June 2015
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[ 19 June 2015 at 8:00 pm; ]

Although Brisbane based Harmony James is often classified as a country artist, her music draws on many genres, including folk, pop, rock and blues. In 2006 Harmony first came to the attention of the music industry when she became the only Australian songwriter to have won the country category of the International Songwriting Competition, with [...]

Take a hike: Molonglo Gorge trail

By 11 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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Last month Lisa Martin asked for your suggestions for new Canberra hiking trails to test out. In the second of her trail reviews based on reader recommendations, she tries the Molonglo Gorge trail.
My first impression is that Molonglo Gorge is a hidden gem in the Canberra region –   I wouldn’t have known about it except for a [...]

14 things to do in Canberra this weekend (13th and 14th June)

By 11 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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Lots to do in Canberra this weekend, including free graffiti workshops for young people, Andy Bull performing at ANU Bar and a family film screening at the National Portrait Gallery. What are your plans?

1. Warehouse Circus mid-year show
Every six months Warehouse Circus celebrates the achievements of its members through a massive showcase of performances. It’s [...]

The Groove Kings at the Keller Sessions

By 10 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 13 June 2015 at 7:00 pm; ]

The gold standard for tough Texas shuffles, Chess-era Chicago blues, and greasy Louisiana-style swamp pop – the Groove Kings grew out of the legendary Blind Freddie and feature some of the fattest toned, dirtiest blues harp and guitar on the Australian blues scene.

Put on your high heeled sneakers, wear your wig hat on your head, [...]

A Shot & a Beer – Stand up comedy and live podcast

By 9 June 2015

[ 11 June 2015 at 8:00 pm; ] Come join us at Canberra’s newest comedy night. Half stand up comedy, half live podcast. First show and we are very excited to bring the hilarious, talented and very tall comedy stylings of John Cruckshank. John is coming off the back of a successful run in the Sydney Comedy Festival with his avalanchely (?) [...]

Public talk: Techno-fixes for climate change

By 9 June 2015
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[ 7 July 2015 at 5:30 pm; ]

Climate change has spawned its very own science-fiction sub-genre, cli-fi, which explores techno-fixes as much as doomsday scenarios. Some of the imagined solutions are seriously off the planet, but not all techno-fixes are purely fictional.

Professor Barry Brook will square up to the mounting problems of climate change, pollution, energy security and dwindling supplies – and [...]

Review – Streetwise: contemporary print culture at NGA

By 9 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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The latest exhibition on display at the National Gallery of Australia’s lakeside contemporary exhibition space, Streetwise: contemporary print culture, is a curious affair. If you are interested in contemporary printmaking, then a visit to this exhibition is recommended.
The exhibition’s marketing collateral states that: “Streetwise: contemporary print culture is a bold and vibrant exhibition which surveys the [...]

Music camp to teach Canberra girls to rock in more ways than one

By 8 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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Would you be brave enough to learn a new instrument, form a band and write a song to perform at a live venue in just one week?
For some, the prospect is terrifying, but for the young women who participate in Girls Rock camps around the world every year, it’s an opportunity to develop creativity, teamwork and leadership [...]

We try speed dating – with a geeky twist

By 7 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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Dating can be a tough business, and no one knows this better than everyone’s favourite pixelated plumber, Mario.
If you, like our brave Nintendo hero, are having trouble finding your geeky prince or princess, have you considered that maybe you’re looking in the wrong place?
Enter Reload Bar and Games. This week, the geek-friendly establishment hosted the [...]

The Chris Mawer Band at Harmonie German Club

By 6 June 2015
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[ 12 June 2015 at 8:00 pm; ]

Chris Mawer has performed at major festivals around Australia, has shuffled through cities, remote areas, promoting his unique blend of blues, and recently expanded operations into Asia and the UK.

Chris has had a interesting and colourful music career spanning over a decade, and has performed and recorded with many Australian and international blues acts Newly [...]

The Art of Anthropology: Photographs from the Field

By 5 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 1 June 2015 to 14 June 2015. ]
The Art of Anthropology showcases the work of 28 ANU anthropologists at different stages of their career, working on a variety of topics.
Despite the varying subject matter covered in these photographs, there is a shared ethos, a commonality of purpose: that of giving a glimpse into the worlds of the people who told us their [...]

Arboretum hosts Italian bonsai expert

By 5 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 12 June 2015 at 5:00 pm; ]

The National Arboretum Canberra is inviting bonsai and penjing enthusiasts, or anyone looking to enjoy a wonderful evening at the Arboretum, to spend a few hours with Italian architect and renowned international bonsai artist, Mauro Stemberger, for a live demonstration on creating a beautiful bonsai artwork.

National Bonsai and Penjing Collection Curator, Leigh Taafe, said Mauro [...]

Smokin’ up in Hall

By 5 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 12 June 2015 at 3:00 pm; ]

As Winter sets in, we can anticipate the joys and comfort of fires, warm hot pots, roasts, and rustic living. For those of us are ambitious enough to leave our cocoons of warmth in these chilly days, Poacher’s Pantry in offering a tour of their smokehouse as part of the Canberra Environment Centre’s SUSTAINability workshops.

Poacher’s [...]

Weekend garage sale guide (June long weekend 2015)

By 5 June 2015
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Canberra garage sales this weekend in Macgregor, Karabar, Queanbeyan, Wanniassa, Giralang, Flynn, Jerrabomberra and Chisholm. Enjoy the long weekend!
Saturday 6 June
Fiaschi Street Macgregor
7.30am to 3pm
Antique carpenter tools, builders tools, excess building material, halogen work lights, cement mixer,  jack hammer, household items, cane chairs, sun lounger, 2 drawer filing cabinets, fluffy toys, nerf guns and more.
5 [...]

Canberra Gay & Lesbian Qwire and In Full Swing do it their way

By 4 June 2015
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[ 27 June 2015 at 6:00 pm; ]

Qwire’s mid year concert will be something truly awesome! As the theme for the year is connections, what better way to reach out, through music, than to hold a combined concert with another community music organisation!

In Full Swing is a 20 piece big band that has been playing in and around Canberra for over 20 [...]

Escape the cold and discover something magic at a library this winter

By 4 June 2015

As the weather cools down, Libraries ACT is offering events, classes and activities to keep locals entertained this winter.
From the media release:
“Our winter program has begun and offers a range of free activities that are not only entertaining but educational too,” said Vanessa Little, Director, Libraries ACT.
“There are special events to keep kids busy and [...]

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