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 [...]
Are you interested in becoming a Foster Carer?
Marymead’s next information session will be held at
– 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 [...]
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 [...]
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
This in from Samantha:
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
Listen to the outspoken author at Manning Clark House, 11 Tasmania Circle Forrest on 9 April at 5:30pm. Bookings 02 6295 1808 or email@example.com, 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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
[ 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 [...]
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 [...]
Canberra’s school, government and corporate communities banded together to demonstrate their support for the Boundless Canberra project.
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 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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
[ 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.
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
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 [...]
[ 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 [...]
This just in to us:
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 [...]
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 [...]
Canberra UAV team members are sharing the fun of building your own
quadcopter with do-it-yourself workshops at the local Make Hack Void
Over three nights participants are assembling their own unmanned
aerial vehicle and learning how to fly them both manually and in autonomous
While the first workshop booked out early, members hope to organise
more sessions in [...]
This in from Mess:
My friends dog went missing yesterday and we are just trying to let as many people as possible know in hope of finding her. If you have seen her, or know where she is, please get in touch. The contact details are on the Tams website under Lost Dogs. Thanks.
From the owner:
[ 2 April, 2013; 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm. 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm. 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm. ] Renowned geneticist and Academy Secretary for Education and Public Awareness, Professor Graves will describe how the map of the marsupial genome is unlocking genetic secrets with deep implications for human health
ArtsACT has announced a new prize for Canberran poets.
The new ACT Poetry Prize is open from 1 March to 2 April 2013.
The Prize is valued at $5,000. The winning entry attracts a prize of $3,000 and two short-listed poems will attract a prize of $1,000 each.
For more information about the Prize and for [...]
[ 27 February, 2013; 6:10 pm to 7:45 pm. ] Hi all,
The Hash House Harriers are the biggest running group – and the biggest drinking group – in the world. We are known as “drinkers with a running problem”.
It’s an amazing group, although you don’t need to run (some stay behind to mind the bags) and you don’t need to drink (it seems some [...]