I am hunting around for a number of free things to do in Canberra. Not only do the kids want something to do, but I have a number of unemployed or student friends who have no jobs, and consequently little money. I know there are the old stand bys of the national gallery, the botanic [...]
The You Are Here email has been getting regularly hit by emails asking ‘Where do we buy tickets?’ and ‘How much does this cost?’, so it looks like we’re doing something wrong in terms of communcations -
Summer is here and we’ve got heaps of action packed excitement with our Skateboarding Australia FREE events and ‘Learn to skateboard’ sessions. The ACT Hub’s calendar includes best trick competitions, Game’s of Skate, the National Amateur Series Qualifier at Belconnen and more!
Streetwise is a national learn to skateboard program, with equipment provided by accredited skateboard coaches. It’s [...]
There’s no such thing as a free lunch, they say, but last financial year there were plenty of free bus rides. Around $5 million worth actually, thanks to the aged-and-failing Wayfarer ticketing system which was recently phased out for MyWay.
The figure is part of an ACTION bus audit compiled by the auditor-general.
“So that $3-$5 million [...]
[ 19 March, 2011; ] For the 4th year BarCamp Canberra is on!
BarCamp Canberra is a free one-day volunteer-run ‘unconference’ where the participants are in charge.
As ever, depending the attendees, we’ll have speakers on topics such as: Social Innovation, Gov 2.0, Web, Design, Makers/Hackers, Science Communication, Skeptic/Critical Thinking, Sustainability/Environmental, interdisciplinary topics and more.
Lunch is provided, and we even have a [...]
[ 16 October, 2010; 12:00 am to 7:00 pm. ]
FOR ONE DAY ONLY
Location: West Belconnen Leagues Club, Hardwick Crescent, Holt, ACT
* Psychic Readers
* Free Talks & Workshops
* Natural Therapies
* Aura Photography
* New Age Products for sale ~ CD’s, Books, Crystals, Jewellery, Fairies, Angels, Feng Shui
More details can be found at: http://diauraspiritualcentre.com/Psychic-Expos.php
I saw this when visiting the Civic library a day ago.
There’s nothing on the ACT Libraries website, and the lack of laptops in the library and the sign almost transparent and hard to see makes me think that no one else has noticed it.
I haven’t had a chance to test it, and I [...]
[ 20 August, 2010; 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ] We have all heard that wine is good for us in moderation because it contains antioxidants.
But what exactly are antioxidants? Why do some wines taste peppery, while others have hints of vanilla or marzipan? What happens when wines spoil?
This delicious event will reveal the chemistry behind these questions, invite you to conduct scientific [...]
[ 1 June, 2010; ] Free coffee, free biscuits and snacks, free showbags, free pens, free notebooks, free plants, free keyring torches… You get the idea. There will be heaps of free samples and giveaways at the Australian Disability Enterprises Purchasing with Purpose Expo at the National Convention Centre from 10am to 4pm on Tuesday 1 June.
In addition to getting [...]
I just moved to Canberra and, remembering that many of the older and larger parks in Sydney had wooden benches and bars to use for exercise, was wondering if anyone knew of any such facilities here in Canberra. I don’t really have the means to pay for a gym membership at the moment, so [...]
This week’s Exile on Childers Street:
Free concert with free BBQ supplied by Baulderstone Honribrook
Thursday, Dec 3, 5pm-7pm @ Latin American Park
(bounded by Marcus Clarke, Rudd & Childers Streets)
Clankenstein’s music is zippy Balkan honkytonk featuring the mighty cimbalom – the bastard offspring of xylophone and piano. Romanian instrumentals in the style of the Gypsy ghetto, with [...]
[ 11 November, 2009; 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. ]
PLANETARY GEOLOGY FOR BEGINNERS
Date: Wednesday 11th November
Time: 5:30pm for a 6:00pm start
Location: Geoscience Australia’s Education Centre, Cnr Jerrabomberra Ave & Hindmarsh Dr, Symonston, Canberra
RSVPs Essential: By 6th November to firstname.lastname@example.org
Following it’s success last year, Mars Society Australia and the AIAA Sydney Section are proud to once again present:
PLANETARY GEOLOGY FOR BEGINNERS
Fascinated by the latest [...]
[ 19 September, 2009; 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. ] Saturday 19 September is International Software Freedom Day. Software Freedom Day aims to promote and inform about programs that are freely available to everyone to install and use. You may be using some of these well known programs:
* Firefox – Web browser
* Thunderbird – Mail client
* Open Office – An office suite for word processing, [...]
In a rare display of inspired common sense, the Stanhope Utopian Committee is apparently considering the notion of allowing Canberrans to ride the bus for free.
The ABC, as always, has more.
Just though I would give you all heaps of warning, that the best time of year to get Comic Books is coming again.
Saturday 3rd May is Free Comic Book Day. A single day when participating comic book shops around the world give away comic books absolutely free to anyone who comes into their stores, [...]