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Final Gifts: understanding the special awareness and needs of the dying

By 19 April, 2013

LifeCircle ACT presents a Life Matters Event Final Gifts: understanding the special awareness and needs of the dying.
A one-day gathering of speakers, community organisations and business specialising in palliative care, advanced care planning and end of life care.
Southern Cross Club
9:00-2:30pm
Saturday, July 6 2013
MC: Clair Hochstetler, Head Chaplain, Pastoral Care, Canberra Hospital
Program :
- Welcome to Country [...]

Canberra: Planning for the next 100 Years

By 18 April, 2013

Genevieve Wauchope, Executive Director of the Canberra Environment Centre, is inviting us along to think about and discuss what Canberra should look like for the next 100 years.
Does the Canberra you want to live in have higher density living areas? Does it have community vegetable gardens in public parks or recycling stations throughout Civic? [...]

Politics in the Pub. A conversation with Bob Brown

By 18 April, 2013

The Australia Institute is inviting us to a conversation between Richard Denniss and Bob Brown.
Since the last time Bob Brown spoke to Politics in the Pub he has resigned from Parliament, created the Bob Brown Foundation which aims to help front-line environmentalists, as well as led a Sea Shepherd anti-whaling mission.
In an election year [...]

Digging up Gungahlin, Lecture

By 17 April, 2013

The Canberra Archaeological Society has been active in local archaeology and heritage protection for most of its 50 years.
At this presentation, Helen Cook will start with a panoramic view of Canberra Archaeological Society involvement in identifying, recording, excavating, conserving and promoting cultural heritage in Gungahlin, including embarrassing photos, the ghosts of history past and [...]

Diversity ACT’s People’s Choice Awards

By 16 April, 2013

This one rattled into my inbox and so I thought the Canberra community might like to know they can [and maybe would like to] vote for their favourite gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer identifying Canberran, business or organisation.
The People’s Choice award is an annual event which recognises nominees’ contributions to the LGBTIQ community [...]

The Red Cross is looking for some Mates

By 16 April, 2013

Red Cross is looking for new volunteers for its MATES program, which assists socially isolated people in reconnecting to their community in the ACT and region. Volunteers are matched with participants one-to-one and meet regularly – usually for an hour or so a week or fortnight – to undertake social activities in the community. Volunteers [...]

Marymead Foster Care Information Night

By 16 April, 2013

Are you interested in becoming a Foster Carer?
Marymead’s next information session will be held at
– Marymead
– 255 Goyder Street Narrabundah
– 18 April at 6.00pm.
Children are always welcome and light refreshments are provided.
If you are unable to attend an information session but are interested in finding out about foster [...]

Let’s Get Loud! For Women’s Rights

By 15 April, 2013

The irresistable Melanie Poole has sent through details about an upcoming conference:
‘Let’s Get Loud’ is a conference that will bring together NGOs, academics and students to
tackle critical issues in women’s rights. We will provide a deeper understanding of the
global and Australian context in which attacks on women’s rights occur.
Over the course of one day attendees [...]

Overcoming timbre fetishism: Sound music, and the perceiving body

By 12 April, 2013

Experimental composer Dr David Worrall is giving a lecture at Manning Clark House Overcoming timbre fetishism: Sound music, and the perceiving body at Manning Clark House on Wednesday 17th April at 5:30pm

Lost dog in Casey. Found!

By 9 April, 2013

This in from Samantha:
Hi there,
I was just wondering if you might be able to post something about my missing dog on RiotAct. If you send me an email I can reply with a photo of him. Below is what is posted on Facebook. Thanks so much, and if you’d like to contact me my number [...]

Seminar on “Mindfulness to Manage Pain” with Psychologist, Randolph Sparks

By 9 April, 2013

Mindfulness is a proven technique that goes back thousands of years and is now being widely used to manage chronic pain. Psychologist Randolph Sparks, who gave a very engaging and insightful talk on “Managing Chronic Pain” last year, will talk about how mindfulness can work for you.
WHEN: Monday 15 April, 12.30-1.30 PM
WHERE: Room 9, 2nd [...]

Bus Lanes in Canberra?

By 5 April, 2013

Hi Folks
I’m curious as to the legalities of the mini bus lanes at many Canberra intersections. I understand that they are there to allow busses a head start on the green so they can merge more safely in heavy traffic. But all too many times I’ve had busses come barrelling up from behind when traffic [...]

Clocks go back this weekend

By 5 April, 2013

Spring forward, fall back.
It’s pretty simple and it’s this Sunday.
If in doubt listen to your mobile phone which probably knows what to do better than you do.
Or just wait six months and your clock will come right again.

Contemporary Catholicism in Australia with Dr Paul Collins

By 5 April, 2013

Listen to the outspoken author at Manning Clark House, 11 Tasmania Circle Forrest on 9 April at 5:30pm. Bookings 02 6295 1808 or info@manningclark.org.au, entry $20/10 members & concession (includes wine & nibbles).
Paul Collins is an historian, broadcaster, writer and environmentalist.  A priest for 37 years, Dr Collins resigned from his priesthood due to a [...]

Free Canturf!

By 5 April, 2013

I have this Canturf (Canberra blend) left over and it’s free to the first person who wants it. A full pallet of Canturf is around 50m2 and I’d say this would be a bit over half.
It’s located in the inner north and it can be taken now or whenever you like.
The turf was delivered last [...]

Manuwangku, Under the Nuclear Cloud by Jagath Dheerasekara

By 4 April, 2013

Time and again, the traditional land, the way of life and culture of the Aboriginal communities have  come under immense pressure.  In this backdrop the activities of daily life of the Aboriginal owners of this land is a powerful reminder of their continuing coexistential relationship with the land. Bush trips for bush tucker gathering, kangaroo [...]

Get on board for the RSPCA trivia night

By 2 April, 2013

[ 5 April, 2013; 6:15 pm; ]

This just in and worth a look:

The much anticipated RSPCA ACT Trivia Night is happening again and this year we are aiming to make it bigger and better than ever before! In line with the Canberra Centenary our theme is birthdays and celebration.

Gather your friends, dress up in your best party outfit and put those [...]

Canberra based Indigenous Training Centre Launches New Brand

By 28 March, 2013

Dr Tom Calma AO has launched the new look Australian Indigenous Leadership Centre (AILC) – a milestone for the organisation that has trained more than 1,000 Indigenous leaders throughout Australia. A new DVD, celebrating the work of the AILC, has also been released.
Dr Calma, Australian of the Year Finalist and AILC Chairman commented, “We’re working [...]

SCHOOLS AND COMMUNITY CPS SHOW BOUNDLESS ENTHUSIASM TO HELP CHILDREN OF ALL ABILITIES PLAY TOGETHER

By 27 March, 2013

Canberra’s school, government and corporate communities banded together to demonstrate their support for the Boundless Canberra project.

Woden Police: Thank you

By 25 March, 2013

On Friday a tragic event happened in my life. My 87 year old aunt, after many years of pain and recent severe suffering both physically and mentally, decided to end her own life. She left a note and due to the nature of her death, the issue of fowl play has to be ruled out, [...]

Underground: The Julian Assange Story – cinema launch Thurs 4 April

By 25 March, 2013

Underground is the story of Julian Assange’s exploits as a teenage computer hacker in Melbourne, and his youthful commitment to revealing the truth about the world, power and injustice.
Following the screening there will be a Q&A session with writer/director Robert Connolly, actor Alex Williams (Julian Assange), Christine Assange (Julian’s mother) and Sam Castro (co-founder of [...]

Looking for new members for our Book Club

By 23 March, 2013

We run a fantastically enlightening and friendly monthly book club that is looking for new members, due to some members no longer able to attend.
We love to read and discuss literature and contemporary fiction.
We meet once a month at each others houses and it’s a good excuse to have a few nibbles and a glass [...]

Venture into Physics at the CSIRO

By 22 March, 2013

CSIRO is making it known they’re bringing physics to the masses:
An exhibition exploring the physics of the universe in sculpture and on the canvas by south coast artist Bob Baker opens Monday night at CSIRO Discovery Centre.
Bodalla artist Bob Baker explores and expresses some of the deepest physical structures in our universe, not through the [...]

Golden Retriever Found – Wanniassa 22 March

By 22 March, 2013

A golden retriever was found this morning around 7:30 at the roundabout on Erindale Drive between Wanniassa and Monash.  She’s about 6 years old and microchipped however, it doesn’t seem that the chip information has been updated and there is no collar.
Hoping that we can find the owners so she doesn’t have to spend the [...]

OUTBIZ invites you for canapes and drinks at Dickson Tradies

By 21 March, 2013

A new LGBTI community group aimed at connecting business and individuals with the LGBTI community is having an inaugural gathering on the 3rd of April.
OUTBIZ — Canberra’s LGBTI Business Network.
A special invitation to the inaugural gathering of OUTBIZ — Canberra’s LGBTI Business Network.
Please join us for Networking, Canapes & Drinks.
Wednesday 3 April 2013 — 7pm [...]

Involved in a forced adoption? The National Archives want your story

By 21 March, 2013

The National Archives are following up today’s Prime Ministerial apology to people affected by forced adoption practices.
They want those affected to tell them their stories for the purposes of an exhibition and website.
‘We recognise the sensitivities and responsibilities around the issue of forced adoption and feel very privileged to have been tasked with a project [...]

Public Workshop: Indonesia in the Asian Century: Roadmap of a Culture @ Realm

By 15 March, 2013

[ 10 April, 2013; 9:30 am to 5:00 pm. ]

We’ve just had this notice sent in, along with a flyer.

I am working with an Indonesian NGO that is running a workshop in Canberra on April 10 entitled, “Indonesia in the Asian Century: Roadmap of a Culture” for people interested in business, trade or just better relations with one of Asia’s fastest growing economies.

Lost dogs in West Macgregor

By 14 March, 2013

This in overnight:
Missing in West Macgregor
Both are very friendly and microchipped.
Boxer is called Bender, the malamute is called Malakai.
Contact myself or Jo if you see them

Akram Azimi speaking tonight at the Griffin Centre

By 14 March, 2013

Canberra Rotoract are giving notice that the 2013 Young Australian of the Year is speaking tonight at the Griffin Centre:
Born in Afghanistan, Akram arrived in Australia 13 years ago and since then has gone from being a self-described ‘ostracised refugee kid with no prospects’ to a talented young leader dedicated to making a positive difference [...]

Blue Illusion in Manuka

By 14 March, 2013

[ 22 March, 2013; 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ] Blue Illusion in Manuka are hosting a fundraising night of French inspired fashion & homewares with free sparkling wine & canapés, with profits from the evening going to the AIDS Action Council of the ACT

Friday 22nd March 2013
6pm – 9 pm

Blue Illusion, Manuka
Shop 4/1-7 Bougainville St Manuka Centre Manuka ACT

RSVP to aidsaction.org.au/blueillusion
or call 02 6257 [...]

Lost dog in Campbell

By 13 March, 2013

This just in to us:
LOST!!!!
HAVE YOU SEEN ME?!?!
My name is Sam (or Sammy) and I am a Staffy X. I have been missing from Campbell since 9:00pm on the 11th March 2013.
I got scared by the Canberra Day Fireworks and ran away!
I’m 2 years old and not wearing a collar but i am micro [...]

Lost set of keys with black Jack Daniels lanyard

By 12 March, 2013

Gday Canberra,
I have lost a set of keys over the weekend. There is a black Toyota key attached as well as a couple of work bi-lock keys and a couple of miscellaneous house keys. The most obvious indicator would be a black jack daniels lanyard it is all attached to.
If anyone finds these I would be [...]

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