Want to transform Belconnen Arts Centre into the creative hub of North West Canberra?
The Belconnen Arts Centre has received funding of $8000 from Creative Partnerships Australia, which is dependent on Belconnen Arts Centre separately raising $8000. Essentially every donation you make as part of this Pozible campaign will be doubled.
If you donate ten dollars – that [...]
Did you know that most Canberra neighbourhood ovals and sports fields (areas that are irrigated), and lots of parks around our suburbs are designated dog off-leash areas?
Dog walkers in the know meet up in these areas, usually late afternoon, to chat while their dogs play together, chase balls, socialise and sniff.
These areas generally ‘self-select’ for [...]
[ 19 May 2015 at 8:15 pm; ] Deputy Chief Minister Simon Corbell will address the North Canberra Community Council on Tuesday 19 May 2015.
Minister Corbell will discuss Canberra’s progress toward sustainability, including renewable energy policies, energy efficiency policies and the Capital Metro project.
The Community Council has asked the Deputy Chief Minister to respond to the following questions:
How does the Government plan to meet [...]
[ 16 May 2015 to 17 May 2015. ]
Canberra garage sales this weekend in Kambah, Kaleen, Banks, Belconnen, Isaacs, Franklin, Theodore, Jerrabomberra, Gordon, Hughes, Monash, Forde, Chisholm, Queanbeyan and Watson. Happy Friday!
Saturday 16 May
20 Mackay Crescent Kambah
7.30am to 11am
Kitchen ware, white goods, furniture, children’s furniture, exercise equipment, cook books, sports gear and more. View items.
14 Deacon Close Chisholm
7.30am to 12.30pm
Shelves, furniture, Lego, toys, [...]
[ 16 May 2015 at 1:00 pm; 23 May 2015 at 1:00 pm; 30 May 2015 at 1:00 pm; 6 June 2015 at 1:00 pm; 13 June 2015 at 1:00 pm; 20 June 2015 at 1:00 pm; 27 June 2015 at 1:00 pm; ]
For the first time in its 15-year history, Tuggeranong Arts Centre’s Messengers program is offering free Saturday workshops for young people (aged 13 to 18).
From Tuggeranong Arts Centre’s media release:
Artists Houl, Smalls, Polly and Sayan & Libby team up to present Bringing the Streets to Tuggeranong Arts Centre on Saturday afternoons in May and June.
University student and Australian cross country skier Jackson Bursill will this month lead a gruelling 75km, 9000-vertical metre trek above Corin Dam to raise funds for Nepal’s earthquake recovery.
Jackson and friend Steven Mackay had planned to trek to Everest base camp this September. Instead, the pair now hope to raise $50,000 for the Australian Himalayan [...]
The Yarralumla Woolshed, which is located in the middle of Canberra’s Equestrian Park, has been provisionally heritage listed by the ACT Heritage Council. In principle, this is supported.
What is opposed is the inclusion into the listing of most of the surrounding cross country course, which forms part of the broader Equestrian Park grounds.
Canberra’s Equestrian Park [...]
If a day of free beauty pampering, gourmet food tasting, live music, dance and cycling events plus entertainment for the kids sounds good, then we have a great event for you!
This Mother’s Day, Bunda Street is hosting a free event for the community!
Event: Mother’s Day on the shareway
Where: Bunda Street, from Genge Street to Akuna [...]
Charny. Charnwood. Everyone’s heard of it, some people refuse to go there. Others say it’s their favourite part of Canberra.
Located in the Belconnen region, Charnwood was established in 1971 and boasts a population of 3068. Unlike many other suburbs in Canberra, Charnwood is not named after a Prime Minister but rather a forest in England; [...]
Canberra garage sales this weekend in Wanniassa, Monash, Watson, Ainslie, Ngunnawal, Wright, Melba, Franklin, Campbell, Rivett, Pearce, Holder and Narrabundah. Happy Friday!
Saturday 9 May
5 O’Grady Place Wanniassa
7am to 1pm
Charity garage sale to fund projects supporting children in poor communities. Clothes, baby items, linen, toys, household items, books, CDs, DVDs and more. Sausage sizzle and drinks [...]
[ 9 May 2015 to 10 May 2015. ]
This weekend’s highlights include Mother’s Day festivities (if you’re still looking for somewhere to treat Mum, our Mother’s Day guide has you covered), a Raiders home game and the final performances of Le Noir – The Dark Side of Cirque at the Canberra Theatre Centre.
As always, let us know what else is happening in Canberra over [...]
[ 9 May 2015 at 1:00 pm; ]
Community Brainstorming session, Saturday 9 May
Tuggeranong Action Group (TAG) is a new grassroots organisation established to advocate and represent the interests of the Tuggeranong Valley. We are proud to live in Tuggeranong, and aim to get locals more actively involved in the decisions affecting our community.
Last fortnight, TAG held two public information sessions to tell [...]
[ 10 May 2015 at 11:00 am; ]
This Mother’s Day, Bunda Street is hosting a free event for the community.
Event: Mother’s Day on the shareway
Where: Bunda Street, from Genge Street to Akuna Street
When: Sunday 10 May 2015
Time: 11 am until 3 pm
Make this Mother’s Day one to remember at a fun-filled street festival for all mothers, and those who love them, with entertainment and activities [...]
A confluence of character and nestled in the heart of the capital’s history, the suburb of Ainslie takes a special place in the story of Canberra. Amidst the labyrinth of leaves and heritage listed dwellings, the rocketing real estate sits smugly and snugly within the pretentions and beauty of the territory.
To begin at the beginning…
Canberra garage sales this weekend in Palmerston, Isaacs, Monash, Ngunnawal, Nicholls, Chapman, Charnwood, Kambah, Wanniassa, Queanbeyan and Fadden. Happy Friday!
Saturday 2 May
20 Wambo Close Palmerston
7am to 12pm
Two-house combined garage sale, first in best dressed! Record players, LCD computer screens, canvas artwork, four-burner hooded barbecue, 40″ Samsung flat screen TV, PS 3, baby items, furniture, size 12 [...]
[ 5 May 2015 at 7:30 pm; ] The next Tuggeranong Community Council general meeting will be held on Tuesday 5 May 2015. Guest speakers will include:
Lynette Marsh from the Asbestos Task Force who will speak on the impact of asbestos in homes in Canberra
Tristan Yeats from GHD will talk on the latest plans for Ashley Drive.
The meeting will commence at 7.30pm and will [...]
[ 2 May 2015 at 12:00 pm; ]
The annual Griffith Street Party hosted by M16 Artspace and the Griffith-Narrabundah Community Association will be held again at M16 Artspace, 21 Blaxland Crescent, Griffith, this Saturday 2 May from 12pm to 4pm. Don’t miss this significant and popular family friendly community event that combines wonderful art with food and jazz.
On the day M16’s three [...]
For the 120,000 people in attendance at this morning’s Dawn Service at the Australian War Memorial, Anzac Day began at around 3am (perhaps even earlier for those keen to get a good seat).
As the dawn rose just after 5:30am, I joined the thousands gathered at the Australian War Memorial to commemorate the 2015,100th Anniversary of the [...]
The Tuggeranong Bulldogs Junior AFL Club, which will this year celebrate its 40th season, is almost as old as Tuggeranong itself.
The club was started in 1976 (the result of the South Woden AFL Club moving even further south), just two years after the first families moved into the suburb of Kambah. Its senior teams eventually [...]
Canberra mum Caitlan Hatley has started a foundation to help find a treatment for her seriously ill son, Kai.
Four-year-old Kai was diagnosed with rare genetic disorder Mecp2 duplication syndrome in 2010. The syndrome causes intellectual impairment, neurological regression, seizures, low muscle tone and recurrent respiratory infections, and around half of those diagnosed will not live [...]
[ 17 May 2015 at 9:00 am; ]
The biggest doggy event of the year is back again for 2015! This year’s Million Paws Walk will be bigger and better than ever with live music, doggy agility and stacks of entertainment throughout the day!
At this year’s Million Paws Walk RSPCA ACT will also be attempting the Guinness World Record for most dogs wearing [...]
[ 17 April 2015 at 7:30 pm; 21 April 2015 at 9:00 am; 23 April 2015 at 12:00 pm; ] The following Ginninderra Falls events are coming up this month:
21 April 2015
The Ginninderra Falls Biodiversity Working Group will meet with Riverview to discuss the issues connected with a 300 metre conservation corridor, plans for a visitor hub, and the need for further work on endangered species.
21 April 2015
The Ginninderra Falls Association will give a [...]
[ 17 April 2015; ] Cheeky Chicken Early Learning Centre is today holding its weekly fundraiser for the Yellow Food Van.
You can follow our link for info, pop along to our centre to give a donation or go to the Yellow food Van web site to donate.
Please help us support this very worthwhile charity as they make a massive difference [...]
Pearce is a quiet little suburb in Woden, located at the foot of Mount Taylor and tucked away between the neighbouring suburbs of Chifley, Mawson and Torrens. Like many of Canberra’s suburbs, Pearce is named after a prominent politician, Sir George Pearce, who remains the longest-serving senator and longest serving minister in Australia’s federal history.
Canberra garage sales this weekend in Gordon, Evatt, Farrer, Scullin, Hawker, Oxley, Franklin, Torrens, Ngunnawal, Turner and Kambah. Happy Friday!
Saturday 18 April
48 Clancy Street Evatt
7am to 1pm
Furniture, China, kitchen items, dinner sets, electrical goods, pram, cot, records, clothing, Raiders football signed from 1989 premiership team, stamp albums and more.
11 McAlpine Place Farrer
7.30am to 2pm
Moving sale [...]
Two generous Canberrans are collecting, restoring and transporting second-hand bicycles to disadvantaged communities in Africa – and they need your help.
Bikes4Africa is a backyard project created by Michael Skene and Leigh Guilmartin, which this year aims to send 500 restored bicycles to Africa to be distributed by the Bicycling Empowerment Network.
“I’ve been to a few [...]
Staff of the Artemis Family Learning Centre in Cessnock Street, Fyshwick found themselves locked out of the building yesterday morning. Apparently some dispute regarding the lease of the building.
This Canberra Times article refers to “20 families” being turned away. The centre is licensed for 125 kids, so it is likely that a lot more families [...]
[ 22 April 2015 at 11:00 am; ] Ever wanted to find out how rocks, oil, gas and water are analysed? Now’s your chance! Following a brief introductory overview, take a tour through some of Geoscience Australia’s laboratories.
Numbers are limited to 60, with bookings required via Eventbrite. The tour will take 40-50 minutes, departing from the Sir Harold Raggatt Theatre.
Safety considerations: All visitors [...]