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 [...]
Hi! It would really mean a lot to me and many other Canberrans if you could please take a minute out of your day and sign this petition and share it around.
The ACT is currently the ONLY state in Australia that is not part of the National Desexing Network. The NDN is a nationwide referral [...]
This week’s play experts, Artie (4 years), Clyde (2 years) and Kaden (18 months) decided we needed a location close to a café to keep the pesky grown-ups happy, so we returned to a local favourite of ours at the Gowrie shops. This playground has always been a crowd pleaser for us with a little [...]
[ 12 April 2015 to 19 April 2015. ] Senator for the ACT Zed Seselja is encouraging families, parents, teachers, and community groups in Canberra to get involved with Australian Heritage Week.
“Australian Heritage Week starts this Saturday and runs until 19 April 2015,” Senator Seselja said today.
“Australian Heritage Week is an important and lively celebration that encourages us to reflect on the stories and [...]
Wright is the first of 13 suburbs to be built in the Molonglo Valley, a massive development project that will eventually connect Weston Creek to Belconnen and house 55,000 residents.
There are a few things I like about Wright, which is named after Australian poet and writer Judith Wright McKinney.
The first is that it is possible [...]
[ 11 April 2015 7:30 am to 12 April 2015 12:30 pm. ]
Canberra garage sales this weekend in Isabella Plains, Karabar, Gowrie, Bonython, Conder, Wanniassa, Bruce, Harrison and Watson, plus a poultry sale in Yass. Happy Friday!
Saturday 11 April
101 Kinloch Street Bruce
7am to 12pm
Homewares, some furniture, women’s/mens clothing, pet accessories, lots of kitchen wares.
5 O’Grady Place Wanniassa
7am to 1pm
Fundraising garage sale to fund projects that support children [...]
[ 11 April 2015 to 12 April 2015. ]
From reptile and amphibian fiestas to the Canberra District Wine Harvest Festival, there’s something to satisfy everyone this weekend in Canberra. Let us know your plans in the comments below – and enjoy the rest of the four-day working week!
Work off those Easter chocolates with a free outdoor workout lead by local fitness trainer [...]
[ 7 April 2015 at 7:30 pm; ] A quick note to let you know the next Tuggeranong Community Council (TCC) meeting will be held on Tuesday 7 April 2015.
Guest speakers include representatives from YWCA Mura Lanyon Youth and Community Centre and ACTEW AGL.
The meeting will commence at 7.30pm in the upstairs formal dining room at the Southern Cross Club in Greenway.
New members [...]
[ 14 April 2015 at 8:00 pm; 16 April 2015 at 6:30 pm; ] Do you love living in Tuggeranong?
Are there things you would like to see improved?
Do you want to make a difference in your community?
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 [...]
For the 49th time the National Folk Festival opened its arms to artists and audiences alike and, for five perfect days, washed away from the soul the dust of everyday life. The National Folk Festival continues to be the festival of the people and for the people; a time and place for a collective imagination [...]
Woden’s Eddison Park is a slice of Canberra’s history, taking its name from the family who farmed the land in the early 1900s. The area now provides wide green spaces for families to enjoy, including a playground.
This week, Kaden (18 months) and I went to explore this park and enjoyed the leafy green spaces it has [...]
Get in early to grab a bargain at these Canberra garage sales over the Easter long weekend. With only a few garage sales scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, don’t miss your chance to find a secondhand special.
Saturday 4 April
3 Burnside Street Watson
8am to 1pm
Kitchen appliances, books, CDs, clothing, technology equipment, some furniture and miscellaneous goods.
If you live in Reid, you are living in one of Canberra’s oldest suburbs. Populated by approximately 1,583 Canberrans, Reid is situated right next to the Canberra city and is on the left-hand side as you drive up ANZAC parade, towards the War Memorial.
The suburb was originally constructed to provide housing for public servants in preparation [...]
The unassuming southside suburb of Bonython is home to a local playground that is well maintained and an absolute treat to visit. Kaden (18 months) and I decided to see what this spot had to offer.
Nestled amongst the quiet streets of Bonython is the local playground, situated closest to Morice Place. Kaden and I parked [...]
[ 28 March 2015 at 11:00 am; ]
Thinking about joining a social club or group? Come to the Connect and Participate (CAP) Expo!
The CAP Expo is a free community event on Saturday 28 March featuring over 140 social, recreational, cultural, artistic, and sporting groups.
It’s an opportunity for Canberrans of all abilities and ages to join groups and build social connections around common [...]
On Tuesday morning, a resident of Greenleigh in Queanbeyan looked out onto her driveway and saw a young kangaroo. He was hurt. He hadn’t been hit by a car as you might guess. He had been shot with a bow and arrow. The arrow was still inside him, piercing his chest through to his posterior shoulder.
Thanks to [...]
[ 28 March 2015 at 7:00 am; ]
It’s garage sales galore this Saturday in Canberra, with second hand bargains for sale in suburbs including Yarralumla, Conder, Charnwood, Holt and Queanbeyan.
5 Kiddle Cres Richardson
7am to 3pm
A massive clear out with three households. everything from kitchen appliances, toys, clothing, kids toys, baby gear and so much more. PLEASE NO PRE 7AM EARLY BIRDS.
26 Kavel [...]
[ 25 October 2015; ]
Come and support Ovarian Cancer Australia by running, walking or crawling your way around the stunning coastal town of Batemans Bay this October.
With four course options ranging from 6km to a full marathon, it’s a fun run for all ages and fitness levels. Funds raised will be donated to the research arm of Ovarian Cancer [...]
One of Canberra’s most loved performance venues announced last week that it would cease its operations indefinitely. This week, Smith’s Alternative is in receivership.
The cosy venue in the Melbourne Building has undergone many machinations throughout the past three decades. From its slow transformation from a bookshop to an arts hub, it has always catered for [...]
2015 marks the 800th anniversary of the 13th Century English King’s agreement to the terms as set out in the Magna Carta. The original charter was more about getting a better deal for the church and the nobles rather than most of the population. Over time with additions and alterations, this document became important in [...]
[ 28 March 2015 at 5:00 pm; ]
PCYC Erindale is hosting a family fun night this Saturday (28 March) between 5pm and 7pm .
There will be face-painting, balloon modeling, science experiments, Tots tumbling as well as music from DJ Panda.
The theme is Crazy hair and there will be prizes for the best and most craziest hair on the night.
For more details go to CPCYC [...]
[ 16 May 2015 at 6:30 pm; ]
Join Rosie Batty, Kate Ceberano, Jane Caro and DJSal for the Domestic Violence Crisis Services’ Blue & White Gala Ball on Saturday 16 May. Raise awareness of domestic violence and funds for services assisting those subjected to domestic violence in the ACT.
Tickets are $200 per person and include three course meal with sparkling, white and red [...]
Disadvantaged kids in Canberra’s north will this season have the opportunity to play weekend soccer for free, thanks to a generous offer by Mount Majura Football Club.
The club is the first in Canberra to provide children of families supported by The Smith Family with free registration, boots, socks and shirts for the upcoming Winter soccer season. [...]
Situated on a quiet street in one of Canberra’s most southern suburbs, the Conder community wetlands provide a beautiful green space for families to enjoy, including a playground. Kaden (18 months) and I were lucky enough to stumble upon this playground for our afternoon play this week.
The playground is a small, local playground however it [...]
Isabella Plains is a hidden gem in Canberra’s south. It has numerous green spaces, established native tree populations and a centralised shopping centre, but few people know how great of a suburb it really is.
Isabella Plains was built in the 1980s and neighbours similar suburbs of Calwell (where I live), Monash and Richardson, and has maintained [...]
[ 21 March 2015 at 7:00 am; ]
To include your listing in an upcoming allclassifieds Canberra weekend garage sale guide, upload your garage sale details for free on allclassifieds.com.au. Please respect sellers by arriving during scheduled hours.
All garage sales listed below will be held on Saturday 21 March.
71 Prichard Cct Richardson
7am to 1pm
Dining table with 8 chairs, wall unit, piano, bath tub, clothes, books, various [...]
[ 21 March 2015 at 10:00 am; ] Old Narrabundah Community Council (ONCC Inc) invites you to attend the 2015 Narrabundah festival. This popular event will be the sixth one we have organised at the shops.
Attractions, live music and dancing include:
Cassidy’s Ceili – 1030am – 1230 pm
Russian Dancing – Short display from the Russian School – 1230pm
ONCC Inc – Sausage Sizzle
Russian School [...]
It’s been about two years since the Canberra’s best mechanic post was put up on RiotACT and I was wanting to see if there’s been any change in the line up of good mechanics as we’ve got two cars needing service soon.
Previously, Mechanical Care in Belconnen, Fisher Car Care and CWC Auto all rated well with rioters.
Personally I’ve used [...]