DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of 31 August 2012

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It is time Rioters to once again turn to your vast knowledge so that others can have an awesome weekend.

What’s worth seeing and doing around town this weekend?

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13 Responses to DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of 31 August 2012
BellaK BellaK 11:18 am 01 Sep 12

Late in posting this but apparently there is a ‘Try Baseball Day’ at Narrabundah Ball Park from noon today.

Overheard Overheard 10:34 am 31 Aug 12

Friday 31 August
Jimmy the Fish (Victoria bluegrass) plus Gracenotes (ACT acapella singing group)
The Merry Muse, Turner Bowling Club (Canberra Southern Cross Club), Turner

Doors 7.30pm, support from 8pm, headline act from 9pm until 11-ish or the bar closes but if we get a crowd (like with The Go Set in April) we might just rock on until the band runs out of material.!/events/401282653263724/ — event to join and love!/jimmythefishmusic — band to love

Ben_Dover Ben_Dover 3:33 pm 30 Aug 12

Patrick Gale, the renowned author will be at the National Library on Monday night.

Patrick Gale in Conversation

Author of the best-selling Notes from an Exhibition, Patrick Gale, discusses his new novel A Perfectly Good Man with Gia Metherell. Booksiging and refreshments included.

In association with 4th Estate and HarperCollins

Monday 3 September, 6 pm

Theatre, $10

Bookings: or 02 6262 1271
.Date: Monday, 3 September, 2012.

Patrick was born on 31 January 1962 on the Isle of Wight, where his father was prison governor at Camp Hill, as his grandfather had been at nearby Parkhurst. He was the youngest of four, one sister, two brothers, spread over ten years. The family moved to London, where his father ran Wandsworth Prison, then to Winchester. At eight Patrick began boarding as a Winchester College Quirister at the cathedral choir school, Pilgrims. At thirteen he went on to Winchester College. He finished his formal education with an English degree from New College, Oxford in 1983.

He has never had a grown-up job. For three years he lived at a succession of addresses, from a Notting Hill bedsit to a crumbling French chateau. While working on his first novels he eked out his slender income with odd jobs; as a typist, a singing waiter, a designer?s secretary, a ghost-writer for an encyclopedia of the musical and, increasingly, as a book reviewer.

His first two novels, The Aerodynamics of Pork and Ease were published by Abacus on the same day in June 1986. The following year he moved to Camelford near the north coast of Cornwall and began a love affair with the county that has fed his work ever since.

He now lives in the far west, on a farm near Land?s End with his husband, Aidan Hicks. There they raise beef cattle and grow barley. Patrick is obsessed with the garden they have created in what must be one of England’s windiest sites and deeply resents the time his writing makes him spend away from working in it. As well as gardening, he plays both the modern and baroque cello. His chief extravagance in life is opera tickets.

(And he’ll be going for a beer with me afterwards! 🙂 )

poetix poetix 3:01 pm 30 Aug 12

johnboy said :

Madman sent this in as a story:

The Federal Golf Club is once again holding it’s annual spring wedding fair for 2012!

When: Sunday 2nd September 2012
Time: 10am – 3pm
Free Entry

Bridal Parade at 12:30pm courtesy of Annabel’s Bridal
All local wedding exhibitors and lucky door prizes!

Well, with this and #7, that’s the ladies taken care of…

johnboy johnboy 2:57 pm 30 Aug 12

Madman sent this in as a story:

The Federal Golf Club is once again holding it’s annual spring wedding fair for 2012!

When: Sunday 2nd September 2012
Time: 10am – 3pm
Free Entry

Bridal Parade at 12:30pm courtesy of Annabel’s Bridal
All local wedding exhibitors and lucky door prizes!

johnboy johnboy 1:58 pm 30 Aug 12

The pirates are holding a CryptoParty:

The ACT Branch of Pirate Party Australia will be hosting Canberra’s first CryptoParty this weekend to teach attendees easy methods for securing their data and online communications.

CryptoParty represents a newly formed international movement that has sprung up in reaction to increased law-enforcement surveillance powers passing the Australian Senate late last week. Since its inception, the CryptoParty concept has spread globally with events being held in Kuwait, Berlin, Los Vegas, Tel Aviv and many more.

Experts in encryption will be attending to share their knowledge for encrypting data on multiple platforms including laptops, smartphones and tablets.

Where: MakeHackVoid – Frencham St, Downer (Signposted)
When: 6pm, Saturday, 1 September 2012
For more information on Cryptoparty, see
For more information on Pirate Party Australia, see

For Journalists: Journalists are encouraged to attend CryptoParty even if not interested in covering the event. Securing data and communications are vital aspects of modern day journalism, whether protecting sources or simply preventing unwanted disclosures. Any journalists wishing to attend in a private capacity will be openly welcomed.

kea kea 12:47 pm 30 Aug 12

Retail Therapy | Fashion Workshop – Hosted by Amber Renae

Tickets can be purchase here:

This Friday Night @ Greater Union Manuka

Hosted by Fashion TV presenter Amber Renae, the event is a workshop style Fashion Parade, where Amber will be not only teaching women how to dress for their body shape and skin tone but also how to translate the current trends to suit their age and demographic. Her approach is engaging and empowering and one lucky lady will be walking away with a free Personal Styling session with Amber. Tickets can be purchase here:

Tickets can be purchase here:

martyo martyo 12:37 pm 30 Aug 12

Gunning Fireworks Festival 🙂 This Saturday night – can highly recommend, great night out for family’s

troll-sniffer troll-sniffer 12:11 pm 30 Aug 12

Gunning must be the only place where you can experience a display of fireworks second only to Sydneys New Years Eve with over one hour of fireworks demonstrations!

Highlights this year are music from Brass’ere a 9 piece New Orleans style jazz band who will meander through the crowd as they play, amusement rides, market stalls, food stalls galore, face painting, air brush tatoos and of course fairy floss and lots more. The skies fill with every firework at dark. The crackers get bigger as the night gets longer. During the final minutes the sky is covered with fireworks and the explosions shudder through your body, heads tilt back and shrieks of amazement echo through the hills.
Spring is a beautiful time in Gunning, the wattles are in full bloom, blossoms are starting to open and the hills are slowly turning green, the residents celebrate spring with a bang!

Wrap up warm and bring a blanket – September can be cold.

Entry fee: $10 per adult, $4 per child or $25 family

johnboy johnboy 11:39 am 30 Aug 12

Also this Saturday at 7pm in Garema Place we’re promised a vast musical flashmob:

johnboy johnboy 11:19 am 30 Aug 12

Let us not forget the Lego Challenge!

Tonight at Ojos the flamboyant Johnathan Davis (Green) will be smashing bricks in fabulous Tuggeranong from 6pm.

And in keeping with the Southern theme Sunday will see Karl Maftoum (Labor) vying for supremacy at the Burns Club from 2-5pm.

Then Monday at Siren in Gungahlin Meegan Fitzharris (Labor) is strutting her stuff from 6.30.

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