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Young driver road safety: an innovative approach to a persistent problem – Public lecture, Dr Bridie Scott-Parker

By 7 April 2014

[ 6 May 2014; 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm. ] Forty five per cent of all young Australian injury deaths are due to road traffic crashes. It’s a persistent and global road safety problem which was first recognised more than 50 years ago.

But rather than asking the same questions and getting the same answers, in this lecture Dr Scott-Parker will explain her innovative approach to [...]

VW Drive for the Community

By 6 April 2014
VW Drive for the Community

[ 6 April 2014; ]

VW enthusiasts from far and wide took part in the VW Drive for the Community this morning.

Hundred’s of old and new VW’s took part in the convoy that started at Thoroughbred Park, and then proceeded along Anzac Parade.

The after party is still in progress (Sunday 6 April) at Thoroughbred park. It is a perfect [...]

Canberra and Region Heritage Festival

By 5 April 2014
Canberra and Region Heritage Festival

This week marked the start of this year’s Canberra and Region Heritage Festival.
The 2014 theme is “journeys” and is inspired by the first steam train arriving in Canberra 100 years ago. The full list of events can be found online.
The event lasts for 16 days and entry to the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old [...]

Rock Swap this Saturday the 5th!

By 5 April 2014
Rock Swap this Saturday the 5th!

[ 5 April 2014 to 6 April 2014. ]

The Canberra Lapidary Club’s Rock Swap will be held at EPIC from 8.30am to 5pm from Saturday 5 April until Sunday 6 April. Entrance is free. A fun day out for all the family!

Wagtail Way, Exhibition Park (EPIC)
Flemington Road Mitchell
FREE ENTRY

Buy jewellery, crystals, minerals, fossils, opals, and gemstones
Stock up on lapidary equipment and beading supplies
Sieve [...]

Canberra Airport Open Day

By 4 April 2014
Canberra Airport Open Day

[ 6 April 2014; ]

The Canberra Airport Open Day is happening again on Sunday 6 April from 9.30am to 1.30pm, and will feature loads of aircraft displays and children’s activities. Let’s hope the weather is kinder on the weekend!

http://www.canberraairport.com.au/corporate/community/open-day/

Canberra’s first Connect and Participate Expo

By 26 March 2014

[ 29 March 2014; ] What do ancient arts, bush dancing, film buffs, ukulele, scrabble and cartooning have in common?  They’re all alive and well in Canberra, they’re inclusive of all ages and all abilities, and they’re all represented at the inaugural Connect and Participate Expo which will be held at the Kingston Markets this Saturday the 29th of March.

The [...]

‘You Are Here’ festival – Faux Faux Amis

By 18 March 2014

#Who  Faux Faux Amis
#What  Garage Punk Rock
#Where  Open Air Stage – Ainslie Place (off Garema Pl)
#When You Are Here Festival 14/03/14
#So  Find them at venues like The Phoenix
 
Nothing fake about these friends 
Words by Steve Boardman.
Tonight I venture in to the CBD to check out the painfully hipster ‘You Are Here’ festival. I actually like [...]

Seeing back to the Big Bang: the SKA telescope’s unlimited potential

By 14 March 2014

Nobel Laureate Professor Brian Schmidt, Professor Brian Boyle and Dr Lisa Harvey-Smith, with forum host ABC 666 presenter Genevieve Jacobs, will tackle one of the most exciting science and technology projects of this century, the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) telescope.
Based in remote Western Australia and South Africa the SKA will be the largest and most [...]

PHOTOWALK Canberra on March 30 at 3pm

By 14 March 2014
PHOTOWALK Canberra on March 30 at 3pm

[ 30 March 2014; 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm. ] The next Photowalk Canberra is on March 30th between 3-5pm. We will be meeting in the carpark of the National Museum and walking around the exterior of the peninsula but also taking in the sculptural delights of the National Museum building itself.

#photowalkCanberra is the hashtag to follow on twitter for any updates, especially if [...]

Sutton Country Fair and Ute Muster

By 12 March 2014

[ 15 March 2014; 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. ] The Sutton Country Fair and Ute Muster is on Saturday 15th March at Sutton Primary School, Bywong St, Sutton – just ten minutes from Canberra.
It is a community day of fun for all with entertainment, music, games, rides, raffles and prizes, plus the popular Ute Muster.
Check out the Utes competing for prizes in various categories [...]

Have learners gone feral? Accessing and accrediting learning at the edges of educational space

By 11 March 2014

Learners have been teaching themselves for many centuries. However in our highly connected time learning practices have truly gone feral. Twitter drips out 140 character learning bites around the clock. Google Scholar gives you, on demand, as many resources as you need. Scoop.It lets you connect with experts in your field who are curating the [...]

Wedding Information Night

By 4 March 2014

[ 5 March 2014; 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ] This may be of interest to couples planning their wedding day…

Wedding Information Night

Planning a wedding?  Want to know more?  Come along to The Chapel Crew wedding information night to find out all the tips from the industry experts.

Date: Wednesday 5th March 2014
Time: 6PM to 8PM
Where: The Chapel at Gold Creek - 17 O’Hanlon Place, Nicholls, ACT

Free [...]

events this weekend for the casual bicycling enthusiast

By 27 February 2014

hey guys
couple of fun events for the casual bicycling enthusiast in canberra this weekend
tomorrow (friday) night critical mass is having its monthly bike ride starting from the city and ending at sly fox cafe for a couple of drinks
then on saturday cyclejam is hosting its monthly “market jam” at gorman house markets.  bring your bike and [...]

Gen Y, Gen X and the Baby Boomers: Working past the stereotypes

By 26 February 2014

[ 4 March 2014; 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm. 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm. ] Canberra Rotaract would like to invite all fellow Canberrans to a seminar titled ‘Gen Y, Gen X and the Baby Boomers: Working past the stereotypes’. This seminar will explore the motivations and traits characteristic of the generations of working age, and how they can better engage to work towards common goals. This is especially useful [...]

Peter Berner, Host of Backberner, at Comedy Festival!

By 24 February 2014
Peter Berner, Host of Backberner, at Comedy Festival!

[ 4 March 2014 to 9 March 2014. ]

Best known for his hosting role on cult hit Backberner and The Einstein Factor, Peter Berner is returning to his roots as a stand-up comic to say all the stuff he can’t get away with on the telly!

Peter Berner is one of Australia’s best known media personalities, and has been on TV and Radio for [...]

‘Canberra Canine Companions’

By 21 February 2014

Do you own a four-legged furry friend and interested in meeting other owners of four-legged furry friends around Canberra.
‘Canberra Canine Companions’ is a relaxed, casual and friendly meetup group for those with a canine companion, or even those without but who loves dogs, who’d like to get out and about with our pooches and socialise [...]

Commando Steve to hit Canberra this weekend!

By 20 February 2014

Canberrans young and old are encouraged to get active with Commando Steve, star of Australia’s Biggest Loser, at a free Health and Fitness Day at the Patrick White Lawns (next to the National Library) this Saturday.
Organised by local fitness provider, Battle Camp Fitness, the highlights of the day will be two boot camps,where Canberrans will be put through [...]

Canberra’s Cider Festival, March 6-9

By 20 February 2014

[ 6 March 2015 12:00 pm to 9 March 2015 12:00 pm. ] The Durham Castle Arms, Green Square, Kingston and Plonk bottle shop in the heart of the Fyshwick markets are proud to bring to Canberra what is quite possibly Australia’s largest ever cider festival.

The festival is aimed at increasing the profile of cider in the ACT and introducing Canberran’s to a range of ciders never before [...]

What’s on this weekend?

By 19 February 2014

- The show – expensive, but you can stay all day checking out the vegetable sculpture, hundreds of enormous sheep, gorgeous alpacas, racing pigs and even guinea pigs. There’s also dog relays and obedience, quilts, free rockclimbing (mornings), monster trucks and freestyle motorcross, bareback showjumping, woodchopping and ponyrides.

Fri-Sat-sun at EPIC
http://canberrashow.org.au/

 - Ed Radclyffe exhibition at Canberra [...]

Looking for a Monday laugh?

By 17 February 2014

With the Canberra Comedy Festival coming up, get in early tonight at Smiths’ Alternative for ‘Schnityz and Giggles’.
Canberras’ only regular improvised comedy show, inspired by ‘Whose Line is it Anyway’ (no Wayne Brady unfortunately but we are working on it). Come see some of your cities best improvisors perform for the honour of winning the ‘Golden Schnitz’. [...]

SAMMY J ready to rock the Canberra comedy festival

By 17 February 2014
SAMMY J ready to rock the Canberra comedy festival

Smart, catchy, witty, filthy and hugely entertaining musical comedian, Sammy J, is coming to the 2014 Canberra Comedy Festival. Sammy’s hosted a national sketch comedy show and performed to sell-out crowds in Australia and the
massive international comedy festivals in Edinburgh and Montreal. His musical comedy has seen him nominated for two ARIA awards.
Sammy’s 2012 Aria [...]

Zombies and Maths: tipping the balance towards scientific thinking – Public lecture, Dr Judy-anne Osborn

By 13 February 2014

[ 4 March 2014; 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm. ] Brad Pitt’s zombie-attack movie “World War Z” may not seem like a natural jumping-off point for a discussion of mathematics, but in fact movies and maths may have more in common than you might think.Both enable us to build models of the world and explore, say, how an outbreak of zombie-ism might play out, or [...]

Roller derby: Snow Bite! VDL vs BMRDL, Sat 15 Feb

By 11 February 2014
Roller derby: Snow Bite! VDL vs BMRDL, Sat 15 Feb

Varsity Derby League vs BMRDL. Photo: David Mackie
The first roller derby bout for 2014 in Canberra is on! Varsity Derby League‘s DisHonour Rollers will take on the Blue Mountains Roller Derby League’s Free Sisters this Saturday.
There will be some skaters having their debut bout for VDL  – come see how the hard work put [...]

Host of The Project, Charlie Pickering, at Canberra Comedy Festival

By 10 February 2014
Host of The Project, Charlie Pickering, at Canberra Comedy Festival

Before Rove Live, Talking About Your Generation, and The Project made him a household name, Charlie Pickering was at the top of his game as a stand-up comedian. Witty, inventive, and edgy, Pickering toured the world, selling out shows from Melbourne to Edinburgh. Now he’s hitting the stage again to say the stuff he can’t [...]

Warts and All by Bruce Hoogendoorn

By 7 February 2014

[ 7 February 2014; 1:00 pm; ] Ever wanted to prune your family Tree? this Play’s for you!

DIY wotz on guide 7 Feb 2014

By 7 February 2014

Ok, back by popular demand. knock yourselves out.

Beer and meat on a stick festival

By 7 February 2014

Just a reminder to everyone that that much loved festival of multiculturalism, beer and meat on a stick is happening this week end. Meat on a stick started as a traditional festival in the 1600’s BC shortly after Can’tberra became a local meeting place. With the arrival of sailing ships, sheep, and the Snowy Mountains [...]

TCC Meeting 4 Feb 2014

By 4 February 2014

[ 4 February 2014; 7:30 pm; ] The Tuggeranong Community Council kicks off 31st year with its first meeting for 2014 to be held on Tuesday 4 February. The Guest Speakers include Canberra Airport Planning Director, Noel McCann, who will address the TCC on Canberra Airport’s 2014 Draft Master Plan.

The other speakers will be from the ACT Government who will talk on [...]

Hannah Gadsby Comes to Canberra for 1 Show Only!

By 3 February 2014
Hannah Gadsby Comes to Canberra for 1 Show Only!

An award winning comic who thinks quickly and moves slowly, Hannah Gadsby is coming to the Canberra Comedy Festival 2014 for one night only!
She is sardonic, laconic and, after numerous bone crunching accidents, bionic. Her droll delivery, delightful wordplay and heart-breakingly funny, self-deprecating observations have delighted audiences all over the world. You might be familiar [...]

Magnets in the sky – Public lecture, Prof Bryan Gaensler

By 31 January 2014

[ 4 February 2014; 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm. 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm. ] Stars, planets and galaxies are all magnetic.  “Cosmic magnetism” plays a vital role in controlling how stars and galaxies form, age and evolve. Closer to home, these naturally occurring magnetic fields drive the evolution of species, protect the Earth from harmful particles, and are vital for the navigation of birds and other animals.

Professor Bryan Gaensler [...]

Summer Song Snack at Smiths Alternative

By 28 January 2014

Join Lisa Richards for a series of Lunchtime concerts every Thursday in February
 
12.30pm – 1.30pm
at Smiths Alternative Bookshop in Civic
 https://www.facebook.com/pages/Smiths-Alternative-Bookshop/117651794965951
Fresh off a European tour Performing songs from her 5th CD “Beating of the Sun”( and giving away one copy of this CD at every show.)
“a tour de force of unflinching and honest writing with arresting [...]

Australia Day stuff

By 24 January 2014

Australia was founded in a drunken convict orgy in 1788 and today we encourage our youth to remember that spirit and intent.
To that end the Police have sent forth word that they’ll be keeping an eye on things:
ACT Policing will have a highly visible presence at the Australia Day Live concert on (Saturday, January 26) [...]

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