couple of casual cycling events this week.
tomorrow I’m organizing a nightride from belco to the city. more social than a training ride, we will stopping along the way for a moonlit picnic. no need to wear stretchy clothes
this weekend cyclejam is running their monthly bikefix at gormon house markets. use some tools, get [...]
Passed a substantial gathering of police at 2 PM blocking a major thoroughfare, clearly looking to get an early start to wishing as many motorists as possible a happy New Year.
The constabulary revellers also seemed keen to share their party whistles with all and sundry.
Woden Community Service (WCS) is hosting a Christmas Day Lunch for people who may not have family or friends to share the festive season.
The event provides an opportunity for people who may be on their own at this time of year to come and connect with others in their local community.
Lunch is free to attend [...]
The Spanish Club at Narrabundah is alive and doing well….regardless of what is being said about it. A good financial position and strong membership base.
The next major function is the New Years Eve dance with Sydney Latin band ‘BATUKA’ and dinner for $50.00, start time is 7.00 pm, so come earlier to meett up contact [...]
Our black and white cat is missing around West Macgregor. She is wearing a red/pink collar and comes to “Lucy”. This is the only photo I could find of her.
I found a Huawei phone yesterday on the footpath near Maribyrnong Primary School yesterday (16/12). We couldn’t figure out the swipe code (probably a good thing) so we’re unable to get onto any of the contacts. If you lost your phone or know of someone who lost their phone can you please email me at [...]
Nominate your environmental heroes. Those people that work tirelessly to protect our wild places, campaign for better environmental protections and empower and inspire others.
Awards categories are:
Nominate by the 28 February 2014 at https://conservationcouncil.org.au/events/act-region-environment-awards/
Recipients will be awarded at the ACT Region Environment Awards Evening in March 2014.
Know a great female singer in Canberra interested in working with a reputable, professional, well-paid covers band?
Smooth Ops requires a new female vocalist to join two other vocalists (1 male, 1 female) to front our working pop/funk/soul covers band in 2014. We need a highly competent and experienced female singer capable of handling everything from [...]
Hi Riot ACT family,
would you be so kind as to keep an eye out for my bike and all the bits that go along with it. Stolen last night from a “secure” underground carpark in Bruce. Despite using a locksmith quality chain and lock wrapped around frame and rear wheel and locking the bike in [...]
From the ESA:
The ACT Rural Fire Service will be undertaking a hazard reduction burn on Yamba Drive, Farrer, tomorrow, Sunday, 1 December, 2013 from 9:15am, weather permitting.
Six heavy tankers, one medium tanker, three command vehicles and 35 personnel will conduct the burn.
The size will be approximately 3.4 hectares.
The ACT Handy Map grid reference for [...]
Come celebrate Christmas at the Philippine Embassy while helping to raise funds to assist victimes of typhoon Haiyan.
Canberra’s local Filipino community will be hosting its annual Christmas celebration tomorrow in the grounds of the Philippine Embassy while there’ll also be a fundraising drive to help victims of Typhoon Haiyan, Deputy Leader of the Opposition Alistair [...]
Paperchain are doing another ‘Meet the author‘ day, this time featuring Gina Newton.
Gina Newton is the Canberran author behind the Blossom Possom series.
Blossom Possum And The Christmas Quacker by Gina Newton
It was Christmas Eve down under. Koala Claws’ last stop for the night. I’m sooo hot and tired, he thought. A quick nap will [...]
Ever wondered how they do it? Those polished presenters who make it look so easy?Those accomplished speakers who move their audience? Make the sale? Sign up the donors?
Do you ever feel intimidated by the prospect of public speaking?
Then we’ve got the workshop for you!
Working with Nicholas Hammond (working actor, screenwriter and cast member of the [...]
Female Spaniel cross found a couple of days ago.
Belong to anyone?
For one of the last events in Scissors Paper Pen’s 2013 Program, and the very last of our SERIOUS SERIES events for the year, we want you to join us and INVENT AN EVENT.
An event about events?! Yup, mega meta.
It’ll be held 6pm to 8.30pm this Friday the 29 November at Gorman House Arts Centre. [...]
The University of Canberra Student Architecture Society are pleased to announce the Graduate Exhibition, showcasing the talent of students in both the Masters of Architecture and Bachelor of Architecture courses from the University of Canberra in 2013.
These end-of-semester works are themed according to the studies of each course, with the Masters’ theme ‘Interrupt’ under the [...]
To celebrate the end of 2013, the American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics (AIAA) proudly presents
WORKING AT THE LEADING EDGE OF AEROSPACE TECHNOLOGY
by Air Vice-Marshal Kym Osley, AM, CSC – Program Manager, RAAF’s New Air Combat Capability
Date: Monday 2 December 2013
Time: 6:30pm till 8:30pm
Location: The Deck & Nottingham Room, Forrest Hotel & Apartments, 30 National [...]
EVENT: Would you like to improve your skills on mandolin or guitar? Learn how to achieve a sweet, smooth tremolo? Improve your playing in the “dusty bits” up the neck? Learn how to play with dynamics? Would you like to be able to play better on guitar or mandolin in an ensemble setting?
COZMO (Capital of [...]
Duffy primary seems to be getting some sort of a Lego style upgrade, might be worth checking out if you’re in the neighborhood/have a thing for school upgrades.
The Duffy community will have the chance to see a major upgrade of their local primary school in action this weekend as state-of-the-art classroom modules are delivered to [...]
Tim Reeves and Alan Roberts wrote a book about houses in Canberra for the centenary, because centenary.
They’re going to be at Paperchain Bookstore on the 30th if you’d like to meet them, or ask why your house was/was not included in their book.
In celebration of Canberra’s Centenary, a new book, 100 Canberra Houses, tells the [...]
The RSI & Overuse Injury Association of the ACT invites you to our AGM on Tuesday 3 December.
Our speaker will be Suzanne Eastwood from Healthcare Consumers ACT who will explain how you can save money in our medical system with chronic disease care plans, Medicare and the PBS safety net schemes.
When: 12:15pm – 1:30pm, [...]
Today’s pre-made attention grabbing headline is courtesy of Dr Charles Lineweaver, an Associate Professor with the ANU College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences who tonight will be giving a lecture about the “linkages between the origins of multi-cellularity, sex and death” and “where we’ve come from and how the evolution of gender differences has shaped [...]
This just in:
Last night or early this morning someone decided they needed my brand new KTM 200 EXC 2013 model more than I did. It is brand new and I haven’t even gone for a ride.
Stolen from Allara St in the City, opposite the pool in a restricted access garage, it was chained up and [...]
Fans of Aussie Aussie author Thomas Keneally take note, he is coming to Belconnen Library This Thursday to talk about his new book “Shame and the Captives” and meet with fans.
“This is a fantastic opportunity to meet a renowned Australian writer,” Karen Hansen, Manager Operations, Libraries ACT said today.
“Thomas Keneally’s new book is set during [...]
KITTEN (FOUND): Found in backyard of a property on Foy St in Forde at 5:30 on 13 November.
Long haired grey tabby with white socks, white nose and white trim around eyes.
Possibly Female – unconfirmed. Yet to be scanned for a microchip – will be doing so today as part of a vet check [...]
The Refugee Action Committee, alongside several interstate groups, are rallying outside Parliament House on Monday 18th November at 1pm to show our opposition to how this and previous governments have treated refugees displaced by war and persecution.
There will also be an encirclement of Parliament House at 11am. Come along and lend your support.
- End detention [...]
For the more business minded of you, the Founders Series of events may be of interest.
Successful tech entrepreneurs share their stories and will inspire you to stand out form the crowd with your business. They will give you invaluable advise to grow your StartUp. Also, every entrepreneur has had hard times and doubts. Entry 29 [...]
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 [...]
This black and white male cat was found in Gungahlin last week. He is microchipped and desexed, but unfortunately his microchip details are out of date so it has not been possible to locate his owners. He has a number of health issues so it is very important to find his family. Does anyone recognize [...]
Actors and fans of the gothic and macabre take note!
Centenary Edge has put out a casting call for its upcoming gothic take on Canberra called Blood & Mortar.
CULTURAL AGENCY CENTENARY EDGE IS SEEKING ACTORS FOR A ‘NEW GOTHIC’ FEATURE FILM TO BE SHOT IN THE NATIONAL CAPITAL IN MARCH – APRIL 2014.
Fancy a chat with Andrew Leigh? He’s gonna be leading a discussion/workshop about social capital later this month in New Acton.
A CONVERSATION WITH DR ANDREW LEIGH MP
How connected are we in our communities?
And how has this changed over time in Australia?
Is Canberra the insular, disconnected place it’s made out to be? Or is there more [...]
Years ago in Civic, a grotty little building was home to Jobline, the odd job referral service that kept a lot of no-hopers like me in touch with the wide world of good honest work. It got cancelled by Kate Carnell in the early nineties, but I’m hoping there are people around who used to [...]