The Rotary Club of Canberra is holding its annual Seniors Concert on 24 November at the Albert Hall.
If you know an older person who’d enjoy an old fashioned knees up and cup of tea we’re advised:
Individual “bookings” should be made by calling the Council on the Ageing – 6282 3777 – by 20 Nov. COTA [...]
[ 6 December, 2013; 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ]
This will undoubtedly interest those of you who dislike the normal Christmas shopping rush.
The Canberra Environment Centre has you covered for ethical and eco-friendly gifts this Christmas. The Trade Night Market features all things fair, handmade and organic and is a relaxing way to do your Christmas shopping away from the mayhem.
This year the market [...]
Is it too early to start talking about Christmas?
BECAUSE I LOVE CHRISTMAS.
Some of you will no doubt wish to immediately start talking about how much you hate Christmas, so feel free to skip ahead and be a Grinch in the comments below.
For the rest of us though, there’s this little release from Canberra CBD to [...]
The site in Dickson off Wooley St, since the much lamented TurkOz closed, has been a graveyard of ill considered ventures.
The loser’s parade has been marked by terrible service, awful food, high prices, and confusing concepts.
The latest, a gay bagel bar cum karaoke joint (I kid you not), called Barcode has pulled up stumps according [...]
It’s National Recycling Week!
Now while I’m sure you all recycle all the time already, if you want to know some more about recycling, or if you just want to see some pieces of art by the community, then this info may interest you.
National Recycling Week runs from Monday 11 to Sunday 17 November and to [...]
[ 5 December, 2013; 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm. ]
Charity, animals, and sausages together at last!
The National Zoo and Aquarium is holding a parker day next month and a whole heap of good charities are going to be putting stuff together to raise funds to do good things.
Did I mention it’s at the zoo?
That’s where the otters are!
Here’s a flyer, check it out!
5:30 – [...]
[ 25 November, 2013; 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm. ]
There’s a global thing going on called Sunday Assembly for people who want the community aspects of religion, without the religious bits.
And it’s coming to Canberra with the first meeting this 25 November.
Here’s the blurb from the local organisers:
Following the unprecedented success of The Sunday Assembly in London, a group of Canberrans are organising the [...]
Shane Rattenbury today launched some new Bus Hailing Kits designed to help vision impaired passengers catch the right bus.
They seem ingenious in that perfect simple way that these things need to be.
“Following a successful trial, bus hailing kits will be made available to visually impaired people around Canberra to help them use buses to get [...]
TAMS are letting people know they’re doing a ranger guided walk of the Orroral Valley:
Enjoy wildflowers and wildlife and experience cultural history with stories of European pioneers and the space age on a ranger guided walk along the Orroral Valley Heritage Trail this Sunday, 10 November 2013.
“In the six kilometre guided walk from the [...]
We just received this photo from Mattenager:
“I saw this memorial at the intersection of Northbourne Ave and Barry Dr last night. Having passed through these lights earlier that yesterday I noticed it wasn’t the usual squeegee guy working that corner. I was just interested if Lindsey was the well known fella who had been working [...]
This sounds kind of fun.
The Salvation Army, CARE Australia and the Breast Cancer Institute of Australia dueled it out in a game of creative mathematical thinking as a part of the 2013 Certified Practicing Accountants (CPA) Congress held in Canberra last month.
The participants were given a chance to fit tangram shapes into the logo of [...]
My daily hunt for Canberra related YouTube videos today offered up this video from the user Adult Dating who would, I assume, like to have sex with you and/or your spouse.
If you’re cool with that, by all means visit the most likely dodgy website mentioned in the video.
The user has also offered up the same [...]
This is the second time I’ve gotten to post a picture of the Green Shed giving someone a giant cheque and I hope it wont be the last.
The Green Shed have just donated $10,000 to the Cerebral Palsy Alliance, an organisation that supports people with cerebral palsy and their carers.
Good going guys!
Pictured: Elaine Stanford (co-owner [...]
What do you get for the centenary that has everything
Well not a tapestry anymore, these guys already thought of that.
Wielding golden scissors, Centenary of Canberra patron Sir William Deane today formally cut off from its loom a large tapestry made by the community as a gift for Canberra’s 100th birthday.
Sir William said the Canberra Centenary [...]
The Independent Property Group have a pile of cash to give to charity, and are throwing together a bit of a community voting exercise to decide which charity deserves it most, by voting on who gets to decide where it goes.
All you have to do is nominate someone who you think would give the money [...]
Local super cool and good looking people Owen Spargo and Kellianne Lysaght have just given us a massive amount of photos from Otakufest fast week.
Otakufest is impact Comic’s annual explosion of geeky love and as a part of it they gold a cosplay contest.
What follows is 184 pictures of people having a good time.
Have a [...]
Paul sat at the kitchen table and sipped black tea.
The house was quiet. The fridge hummed, as if hungover from a long night keeping food cold. The morning light angled in through the greasy window pane, cutting the table, and Paul, in half. A magpie gargled its song.
The Saturday paper was spread out. The front [...]
Chief Minister Gallagher has announced our entry for Australian of the Year:
“The finalists for the 2014 Awards have stood out among many fine nominees in the ACT. Across different fields and from all parts of our community, they have shown great resilience, leadership, hard work and dedication, to set them apart and set a standard [...]
Michael Sparks is a UC lecturer and the president of the International Union for Health Promotion and Education (IUHPE). IUHPE just held its conference in Pattaya, Thailand and to celebrate Thailand put Michaels face on a postage stamp.
Pretty cool way to celebrate in my opinion.
“You could actually go into a post office in Thailand and [...]
Some of Canberra’s biggest names in business have a chat about how great Canberra is, and where they see our super awesome city going in the future.
Its been 100 years of Canberra, so now is time to imagine the future for Canberra in the next 100 years. Join some of Canberra’s most successful entrepreneurs over [...]
TAMS are getting word out on a pretty special way to find out about Canberra’s deep history:
Canberrans and visitors alike have the unique opportunity to experience local Aboriginalhistory and culture in the Murumbung Yurung Murra cultural tours which are led by Aboriginal rangers in the parks and reserves that surround the ACT.
“Canberra’s cultural heritage [...]
[ED - Video above and Martyo has also sent in a beautiful set of pictures]
The Canberra Times is carrying a chorus of idiots criticizing some very sensible regulation of charity barbecues.
This supposedly onerous regulation is requiring organisations that conduct more than five fundraising bbqs a year get a $150 certification to make sure at least one of them knows what the hell they are doing.
The Chamber of Commerce’s Andrew [...]
As the Barton set look to drown their sorrows or celebrate that they still have their health it’s good to hear that Friday drinks are coming back to Old Parliament House.
Raise a flute of sparkling, a glass of great wine or a well mixed cocktail to the re-opening of the long standing Friday night drinks [...]
CityNews are reporting that middle management has cost angry old man’s radio a rare talent:
DRIVE-TIME talk back presenter Mike Welsh has resigned from radio station 2CC this month after almost 11 years.
Welsh told “CityNews” the reason behind his resignation was a “long-running issue with middle management” that could not be solved.
“I’m disappointed it had [...]
TAMS are breaking out the bubbly for the Mount Franklin Chalet:
The ACT Parks and Conservation Service and the Canberra Alpine Club (CAC) invite you to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the opening of Mount Franklin Chalet this Sunday 3 November 2013 between 11 am and 2 pm.
“In 1938, the Mount Franklin Chalet was opened [...]
So this is potentially very useful, not just for migrants but also for locals. As anyone who has worked in retail will tell you, there’s plenty of confusion out there as to what you have the right to expect as a customer.
What a nifty idea.
Consumer protection agencies in Australia have joined forces to develop [...]
As of today the tender for the Yarralumla Nursery Garden Centre is open. Apparently there will be no loss of staff, and all the various programs and schemes that work through the Nursery will continue to run unaffected.
So business as usual folks.
“The ACT Government is offering the Garden Centre retail nursery, which has been part [...]
[ 2 November, 2013 to 3 November, 2013. ]
“The Canberra Lapidary Club’s Spring Gemcraft and Mineral Show will be held at EPIC from 10am to 5pm on Saturday 2 – Sunday 3 November. Entrance is $5 adults, $9 family, $2 children/concession.
Dealers will be selling minerals, fossils, jewellery, rough and cut gemstones, lapidary equipment, opals, beads and other supplies.
Lapidary Club members’ collections [...]
The Centenary’s almost over, does anyone feel they got their $31.6 million dollars worth?
Has there been a ‘a lasting impact on the community’?
‘Ms Archer said she was conscious of using the $31.6 million centenary budget to put on events throughout the year that could have a lasting impact on the community.’ Canberra Times [...]
Debate abounds, is Halloween a gross piece of American commercialism with no place in Australian society?
Popular meme bouncing around on Facebook.
Or is it a bit of fun that in no way needs to be commercial or American and what’s your problem with American culture anyway?
What do you think?
I tend to feel hating Halloween for [...]
Come and learn some Christmas carols in four-part harmony with Canberra Harmony Chorus women’s choir!