In this bush capital there is no shortage of thriving gardens, edible lawns or green-thumbed Canberrans. However, there might be a shortage of inexpensive and accessible short courses on how to take gardening to the next level – going from gardening to creating sustainable, holistic systems.
This July, the Canberra Environment Centre is teaming up with [...]
Five powerhouse Canberra businesswomen, all good friends, have teamed up to support those doing it tough by participating in the Vinnies CEO Sleepout. This important event is taking place at Questacon tonight, 23 June 2016. The event often sees high-profile business leaders sleeping out on the street to help raise awareness of the serious problem [...]
Join the Green Army!
Are you aged between 17 and 24, an Australian citizen or permanent resident and would like to be a part of a team that will make a REAL difference to the environment or heritage in your local community?
Would you like to be paid an allowance while gaining skills, training and experience that [...]
Following the success of the Club Kidpreneur™ school holiday program in April, a second program in the coming July holidays looks to create a whole new batch of Canberra kidpreneurs.
Children aged 8 -12 can attend any one of four workshops, which run between the 5th and 14th of July, and take a plunge into business [...]
16West held a memorial gathering this week to honour the victims of the Pulse Nightclub shooting in Orlando, Florida, and to give the community a space to come together in to discuss the impact of the event and show solidarity with the LGBTQI community especially in Orlando.
I spoke with Lynne O’Brien, co-owner of 16West (along [...]
Imagine a website that enabled you to discover all of the cycling experiences available in any location around the globe, and then (with the click of a button) create the cycling adventure of a lifetime.
That’s the vision of Canberra entrepreneur Charles Black, who has recently launched CycleLifeHQ.
CycleLifeHQ allows creators of cycling experiences such as [...]
Volunteer at Tidbinbilla and Namadgi National Park – Volunteer Interpreter Program now recruiting!
Become part of a team of trained Volunteer Interpreters who help visitors at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve and Namadgi National Park to better understand and appreciate the natural world.
Volunteer Interpreters provide information and interpretation to visitors at the Visitor Centres at Namadgi and Tidbinbilla [...]
[ 9 July 2016 at 11:00 am; ]
Join in family fun Constitution-style! Try the discovery trail and collect your cupcake, try your hand at calligraphy, or Indigenous face-painting and storytelling, and make your own Constitution Day badge.
Learn about the story behind the Larakia petition. Enjoy Indigenous performances and join Queen Victoria with her Lady-in-waiting to view the Federation documents including the [...]
Libraries ACT is inviting the Canberra community to visit their local library over winter and discover the new ‘what’s on’ winter program.
Penny Davies, the senior manager for content and engagement at Libraries ACT, said there were several free programs for all ages at local libraries, with a new program just launched for the colder months of [...]
[ 11 June 2016 at 9:00 am; 12 June 2016 at 9:00 am; 13 June 2016 at 9:00 am; ]
Catch a glimpse of the Commonwealth of Australia’s original founding documents with a Gallery Host who will discuss the significance of these intriguing, beautiful and powerful documents.
When: Saturday 11th – Monday 13th June, 9am–5pm
Where: National Archives of Australia, Parliamentary Triangle (Parkes) ACT
The ACT #SustainableCommunities Awards recognise excellence in environmental sustainability and community building in the Australian Capital Territory. These awards celebrate the innovation, hard work and achievements of individuals, community groups, businesses, and government who are taking positive steps towards improving their local environment. If you or someone you know is a leader in:
Community Action and [...]
Speaker of the ACT Legislative Assembly Vicki Dunne has embraced the spirit of Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea, cooking up a batch of madeleines in her office kitchen to share with colleagues and visitor ACT Cancer Council President Christine Brill, and raising $183 for cancer research, prevention and support service programs in the process.
Ms Dunne has [...]
The cattery at RSPCA ACT’s Weston shelter is at CAT-pacity! The organisation is looking to find new homes for 150 cats and kittens currently in care.
At the cattery in Weston there are 17 living enclosures for cats and kittens available for adoption. RSPCA ACT has increased this to 28 living enclosures and has no more [...]
ANU academic Professor Stephen Howes, Sexual Health and Family Planning ACT Dr Clare Holberton and their teenage son Matthew will all be running the YMCA Canberra Half Marathon this Sunday (May 22) to raise funds for Femili PNG, a Papua New Guinean NGO that runs a crisis centre in Lae.
Stephen first ran the course in 1987 and [...]
We’re a group of 4 who meet in places around Canberra and the surrounding areas. We meet monthly on weekends to discuss books. We’re looking for new members to join us…
If you like coffee, tea, cake, books and meeting new people, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Hope to hear from you soon!
Residents of Casey and surrounding suburbs will be rushing to the new Casey Market Town for free coffee and entertainment this weekend as part of continued celebrations following its Grand Opening last week.
Thankful not to have to drive into the Gungahlin centre anymore, locals have called the new centre “amazing”, “clean”, “classy”, and “very convenient”.
Canberra Friends and Family,Our brother, Yusuf Kamara, was tragically involved in a near-lethal accident in Goulburn last week. After serious surgery and now continual care, he is fighting with all his might to survive the ordeal.
Yusuf is known in town as a futsal fanatic, having played quite a bit of outdoor football and futsal for Olympic. He [...]
If you were a child in the 80s or 90s in Australia, or the parent of a child in the 80s or 90s in Australia, then you’ll definitely remember more than one birthday cake from the infamous Women’s Weekly Birthday Cake books.
There were the classic playing field cakes, animal shapes, Disney characters, birthday numbers and [...]
With an election coming up (and the last article on this in 2014 on RA not yielding many decent suggestions) I thought this might be a good time to talk again about plastic bag recycling in the ACT.
A few years ago, we made the move to ban the old style non-decompostable plastic bags and rightly [...]
[ 1 April 2016 to 3 April 2016. ] 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 among the fastest growing of team water sports, with thousands of participants in over 60 countries. It’s [...]
How Canberran are you? It’s a question that’s tough to answer. How would you answer that? Are you more qualified as a Canberran if you’ve been to Mooseheads, the War Memorial, the Hyperdome, and the Balloon Festival? Not quite. But one Canberran, let’s just call them HCAY, has curated a fun way for Canberrans to [...]
[ 4 April 2016 4:30 pm to 13 April 2016 5:30 pm. ] Take a peek at the secret spaces of the historical East Block building that now houses the National Archives. Home to many government departments throughout its 82-year history, including the Postmaster General and ASIO. Hear stories of haunted rooms, missing mail bags, pneumatic tubes to Parliament House and the ASIO ‘green door’. Suitable for families
[ 31 March 2016 at 7:00 pm; ] Thursday March 31, 7:00pm at Yarralumla Primary School Hall Loftus Street Yarralumla
The ACT government will shortly invite developers to submit proposals to develop the Canberra Brickworks Precinct.
The Canberra Brickworks Precinct Community Panel has been meeting since November 2015 to formulate a set of objectives, parameters and perspectives that will shape the future development.
The forum will [...]
The suburb of Lyneham in Canberra’s north was named after Sir William Lyne, Premier of NSW from 1899-1901. Lyneham is situated amongst Dickson, O’Connor, and a couple of luscious green nature reserves. (I am seriously jealous of the people who live directly opposite the O’Connor Nature Reserve, it’s beautiful!)
While mostly residential, Lyneham also has a [...]
[ 19 March 2016 at 11:00 am; ] Looking to broaden your interests? Then get along to the Connect and Participate (CAP) Expo at the Old Bus Depot Markets, Kingston, this Saturday to sample the offerings from more than 160 groups and clubs from across Canberra.
The event is free and there’s something for all ages and abilities to get involved with – from choirs, [...]
Ever wondered where you can safely push your pram in Canberra – and take your dog for an off leash run at the same time?
We’ve researched some fun walks in various areas of Canberra that are paved the whole way and dog friendly as well. So you can definitely keep fit, take bub on an [...]
[ 9 April 2016 at 9:00 am; ] BarCamp Canberra is a free annual event that brings together hundreds of Canberrans for a day of ad-hoc presentations and workshops on topics from technology and government to education and art.
Returning to Canberra for the eighth time in nine years, the event will be held this year between 9am and 5pm on Saturday 9 April at [...]
Today, we present to you a selection of the garage sales on around the capital on this weekend. For the full list, head to the allclassifieds website.
85 Stradbroke Street, Deakin
Items for sale include: jigsaw puzzles, books, cookbooks, DVDs, women’s clothing, jewellery, accessories, furniture, garden pots, kitchenware, storage shelves, sports gear, Wii games and Wii [...]
[ 27 February 2016 at 8:00 pm; ] Dancing Goddesses is pleased to invite you to our Bellydancing and Dinner Extravaganza at Harem Restaurant Kingston on 27 February 2016.
When: Saturday, 27 February 2016 at 6.30pm
Where: Harem Restaurant, 48 Jardine Street, Kingston ACT 2604
Tickets include a Turkish banquet, tea and coffee plus an exclusive bellydance show.
Cost: Tickets are $55 per person (plus a booking fee) [...]
This week I’m heading back up the GDE (or via Northbourne and Flemington Road, depending on which you prefer) to my first hometown in Canberra: Gungahlin. The suburb of Gungahlin is named after the Aboriginal word meaning ‘white man’s house’ or ‘little rocky hill’. It was originally spelt ‘Goongarline’.
I moved here back in 2011 when I [...]