With Floriade in full swing and predictions for some pretty cracking weather for the Capital, we’ve got a few suggestions for weekend activities.
Add your own tips in the comments.
From our team:
Amy Birchall is off to Floriade on Saturday for one of Emma McMahon’s cake decorating demonstrations
Heather Lansdowne is going to check out the Roller [...]
[ 20 September 2014 at 2:30 pm; ] It’s probably the biggest match in the history of the Cooma Tigers. This weekend the National Premier Leagues: Capital Football League Champions lock horns with their New South Wales counterparts in a huge National Premier Leagues Finals match. The first National Premier Leagues Finals match to be played in Canberra is shaping up to be [...]
[ 27 September 2014 at 5:30 pm; ]
It sounds like the stuff of science fiction but changing one kind of cell to act like another is nothing new. In fact, in some of the first experiments of their kind, our next public speaker Sir John Gurdon was able to do just that more than fifty years ago.
This work with frogs was later [...]
[ 11 October 2014 at 7:00 pm; ] When: Saturday 11 October 2014. 6.30pm for a 7.00pm start
Where: The LAKE VIEW Room Tuggeranong Community Centre 245 Cowlishaw St, GREENWAY ACT
Why: To raise much needed funds for the Communities @ Work social programs.
How: $20 per person – includes hot and cold snacks, drink, tea and coffee.
You can even purchase a variety of delicious mocktails.
Plenty of [...]
[ 14 October 2014 at 6:00 pm; ] This talk sketches how Aboriginal people managed land at the time Europeans arrived (“1788”).
I’ve always been so charmed by Angus and Julia Stone – the balance between those two polar opposite voices meeting in the middle to create the music that they do has always incited a chill down my spine. The haunting richness in Julia’s unique soprano is so raw and unrestricted – there’s nothing like it. [...]
[ 16 September 2014 at 7:30 pm; ]
Tickets are selling fast for the big Westfield FFA Cup clash tomorrow night. Tickets are available at Ticketek. We recommend to pre-purchase and to arrive early (Gates open at 6pm) for your convenience. Tickets sales topped 1000 within a day of going on sale!
Local Canberra football club Tuggeranong United FC will be playing [...]
[ 21 September 2014 at 2:00 pm; ] Our host band this month is Judi Pearce & The Arrangement (JPA); a 6 piece ensemble featuring strong rhythmic interpretations of jazz, blues & contemporary songs laced with powerful vocal & sax melodies.
Lead vocalist, Judi Pearce has won multiple awards including the 2006 Chain Awards, Australian Blues Vocalist of the Year & the Canberra Blues [...]
[ 19 September 2014 at 6:30 pm; ]
Tammi Horton, Canberra City & Suburban Cricket Association & Last Man Stands Canberra T20 Cricket have come together over the last two years to raise awareness of suicide prevention in the ACT region. The running the Michael Buhagiar Cup T20 Winter Cricket competition and annual trivia night and auction has raised just over $10,000 for [...]
[ 20 September 2014 at 4:00 pm; ] CRDL’s Third double header - Saturday, 20th September
The CRDL home season is rolling on with unstoppable force, with the third double-header of the season and the last before the final, set to take place on the 20th of September. This home season is continuing to prove that in derby, anything can happen, with last season’s standings completely reversed. At the most [...]
As we approach another weekend and Spring takes a firm hold in the form of Floriade, we have a few tips for what’s on around town.
A few ideas from our team:
Amy Birchall will be watching the Molonglo Juggernauts Women’s AFL team play in their first ever grand final this Sunday against Queanbeyan, 12pm Sunday at [...]
This is a rare chance to see a collection of Lartigue’s iconic images, one of the founders of modern photography.
The Keller Sessions present Veronica’s Boyfriend – Laid back New Orleans style blues and their own alternative groove.
Jeff Prime – blues harp, lead guitar; Sandra Chambers – percussion; Shaun Andrews – vocals, guitar and Sarah Bloustein – violin.
Veronica’s Boyfriend were formed out of the fabulous Bear Busker Sunday afternoon sessions in Filthy McFadden’s (like so [...]
[ 9 September 2014 at 5:30 pm; ] Do you know anyone who may have difficulties in reading and writing? Wouldn’t it be great to help them dramatically improve their reading and writing to boost their retention of information and to build confidence in themselves for achieving this with very little effort?
To celebrate the National Literacy and Numeracy Week and the International Literacy [...]
[ 30 September 2014 at 5:30 pm; ] ANU Prisoners Advocacy (ANUPA) presents its annual free public forum. This year we are tackling the issue of intergenerational crime. Have you ever wanted to know:
How is criminal behaviour perpetuated within family lines?
How are children shaped by the criminal decisions of their family?
Does being a victim of crime as a child mean you are more [...]
7.30 ACT on the ABC
Friday September 5th
A Place for Cars? A proposal that Garema Place be reopened to traffic.
Howard’s Way – John Howard’s view of the Menzies era. Too partisan to be impartial?
Mason Swansong – Bruce Mason retires from the Australian Institute of Sport – its glory days being over.
Germination– a cooperative venture between Greening [...]
[ 10 September 2014 at 7:30 pm; ] The Gunghalin Community Council will hold its Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 10th September at the Gungahlin Library from 7.30pm.
All Gunghalin residents are encouraged to attend this meeting where all Executive and Committee positions will be declared vacant.
7.30 Opening and Welcome.
Minutes of previous AGM held on 11 September 2013.
Presentation of President’s Report for 2013-2014.
Presentation of [...]
CYT’s School Holiday Program for 7 – 12 year olds
[ 19 October 2014 at 3:00 pm; 23 October 2014 at 7:00 pm; 25 October 2014 at 6:00 pm; ] In a rare soloistic performance, the singers of The Song Company and Ironwood Chamber Ensemble will combine to present Johann Sebastian Bach’s magnificent Mass in B Minor featuring one voice per part vocal scoring. Widely regarded as the Mount Everest of vocal music, this work is usually performed with a mass choir – The Song [...]
[ 6 September 2014 to 21 September 2014. ] To mark a very significant occasion, Designcraft is proud to present “Master Modernist Icon”, a retrospective exhibition celebrating Hans J. Wegner’s 100th birthday.
In the world of design, it would be difficult to find a furniture designer, craftsperson, architect, artist or design student who has not heard of, or been inspired by the work of legendary [...]
[ 20 September 2014 at 9:00 am; 21 September 2014 at 9:00 am; ] School Students for Refugees presents:
An inspiring weekend of art – see the winning artwork produced by students in primary and secondary school as they express their unique perspective on the experiences of refugees. Students in years K-12 are invited to illustrate their view on what seeking asylum in Australia is like.
Artwork may take the form [...]
[ 9 September 2014 at 5:30 pm; 9 September 2014 at 5:30 pm; ]
Long-running networking event Green Drinks Canberra is changing its venue, and revamping its format.
The monthly networking event, which is held on the second Tuesday of each month, will move to King O’Malley’s Irish Pub in Civic. The first event at this new location will be held on Tuesday 9 September, from 5:30pm.
The event organisers are [...]
The first of its kind in the Canberra region, Power Kart Raceway is a fully Indoor Electric Go Kart Centre. Offering Canberrans of all skill levels a chance to experience motorsports at an entry level.
Many V8 drivers including both Robert Dahlgren and Scott McLaughlin begun their foray into racing at an early age through competitive [...]
[ 17 September 2014 at 6:30 pm; ] An 80,000 word research project would take nine hours to present. Their time limit… three minutes!
Join us for an evening of education and entertainment.
Come along to ANU for an hour and see a snapshot of the amazing research projects that are being conducted on the campus by PhD students.
When: Wednesday 17 September 6.30-7.30pm
Where: Manning Clark [...]
7.30 ACT on the ABC
Friday August 29th
HEART ATTACK TERRITORY – Canberra fares badly in a recent report putting us ahead of the national average when it comes to heart disease. Certain southern regions of the ACT did especially poorly – although the reasons are perhaps a little more complicated and a little less alarming than [...]
The CRDL home season is rolling on with unstoppable force, with the third double header of the season, and the last before the final, set to take place on the 20th of September. This home season is continuing to prove that in derby, anything can happen, with a complete reversal of last season’s standings. Last [...]
[ 12 September 2014 at 8:00 pm; ]
A night of rock and roll for you at Smiths Alternative.
Cub Calloway (ex Saints), modrockers the Feldons and rockabilly kings the Crossbones are teaming up to give you a night of solid, joyous, old school rock and roll.
See you there…
When: Friday 12 September
Where: Smiths Alternative, 76 Alinga street
Tickets $10 at the door.
[ 6 September 2014 at 11:00 am; 11 October 2014 at 11:00 am; ] Come and try the fast-growing sport of dragon boating! Females from teenagers to over fifties are invited to join Diamond Phoenix for a fun paddle on Lake Burley Griffin. Try something new, improve your health and fitness, and make new friends in a supportive environment that caters for the social to the competitive paddler.
Bring: water [...]
[ 30 September 2014 at 8:00 pm; 1 October 2014 at 8:00 pm; 2 October 2014 at 8:00 pm; 3 October 2014 at 8:00 pm; 4 October 2014 at 2:00 pm; 4 October 2014 at 8:00 pm; ]
Everyone’s favourite lampoonists return for another annual instalment of The Wharf Revue packed full of their trademark irreverent, anarchic political satire. Amanda Bishop and newcomer Douglas Hansell join revue veterans Jonathan Biggins and Phillip Scott for more razor-sharp satire in Open for Business at Canberra Theatre Centre from 30 October to 4 September.
[ 2 September 2014 at 5:30 pm; ] In the world of nanotechnology, organic semiconductors are potentially revolutionary.
These eco-friendly carbon-based materials have unique properties which can be used in a huge range of futuristic devices, from flexible electronics to high-tech bandages to help us heal.
In the next talk in our public speaker series, Associate Professor Vipul Bansal will discuss this emerging applications now [...]