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Spring weeds swap in on this weekend

By 31 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
spring-weed-swap

[ 1 November 2014 at 8:30 am; 2 November 2014 at 8:30 am; ]

Swap your invasive weeds for beautiful native plants.

This Saturday 1 November and Sunday 2 of November 2014 from 8.30 am until 4.45 pm, the biannual weed swap is on. Visit the green waste recycling centres at either Canberra Sand and Gravel in West Belconnen or Corkhill Bros near the Mugga Lane landfill. Bring invasive weeds [...]

Understanding the health effects of climate change

By 12 May 2014

[ 29 May 2014 at 1:00 pm; ] ABC 666′s Genevieve Jacobs will talk with three of the nation’s most compelling experts (Professor Tony McMichael, Professor Barbara Norman and Dr Peter Tait) on an issue that goes directly to the survival of the species.

The latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report tells us that human-driven climate change poses a unprecedented threat to health and wellbeing, not just [...]

Free things to do in Canberra?

By 5 March 2013

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 [...]

Blunder in You Are Here communications

By 26 February 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

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 -

Skateboarding Summer Flyer

By 13 December 2012

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 [...]

All you freeloading bus-goers cost ACTION $5 million

By 10 January 2012

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 [...]

BarCamp Canberra returns on 19 March 2011

By 4 March 2011

[ 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 [...]

DIAURA PSYCHIC EXPO – 16 OCTOBER, 2010

By 7 October 2010

[ 16 October 2010 at 12:00 am; ]

PSYCHIC EXPO

FOR ONE DAY ONLY

Location: West Belconnen Leagues Club, Hardwick Crescent,  Holt, ACT

FREE ENTRY

* 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

Wireless access at ACT Libraries

By 23 September 2010

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 [...]

Science of Wine: Testing and Tasting – Election Eve at Questacon

By 11 August 2010

[ 20 August 2010 at 6:00 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 [...]

Get free stuff on Tuesday!

By 29 May 2010

[ 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 [...]

Public exercise equipment?

By 13 January 2010

Hey everyone,
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 [...]

Clankenstein – Gypsy Honkytonk

By 1 December 2009

This week’s Exile on Childers Street:
CLANKENSTEIN
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 [...]

Planetary Geology for Beginners Course

By 28 October 2009

[ 11 November 2009 at 5:30 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 aiaa.sydneysection@gmail.com

More details…..

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 [...]

Software Freedom Day – 19 September

By 15 September 2009

[ 19 September 2009 at 10:00 am; ] 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, [...]

Government Making Sense – World Soon to End

By 4 July 2008

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.
Fingers crossed.

Free Comic Books

By 21 February 2008

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, [...]

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