DIY Wotz on guide for the weekend of 8 May

johnboy 8 May 2009 24

[First filed: May 07, 2009 @ 09:05]

The weekend’s coming down on us like a runaway train.

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24 Responses to DIY Wotz on guide for the weekend of 8 May
rosebud rosebud 4:07 pm 09 May 09

hairy nosed wombat said :

Snowsports Ski Sale & Expo
Members of the public and snow sports community are invited to sell pre-loved ski and snowboard equipment, including skis, snowboards, boots and winter clothing at our annual sale held in the 2nd weekend of May each year. The 2009 Ski & Snowboard Sale & Expo is on Saturday May 9 at the Old Bus Depot, Kingston, 9am-2pm.

If you have any further enquires of you have ski items to sell check out their website .

Like to report that I went to this sale. Got some OK bargans – older style kids helmets for $20; kids ski boots about the same – but the skis themselves I thought were too pricey. $160 bucks for a pair of tiny skis to fit a four year old. I mean, geesh! And prices as marked – so no chance to bargain.

Am still in the market for some gear. If anyone who failed to sell their skis (and there was plenty of everything left on the shelf when I left) for kids about 4 and 6 years of age, leave a message here and I will contact you. Also interested in stocks and goggles.

There was also very limited and not well enclosed change rooms for clothes right in front of the long, long queue of bored customers waiting to buy gear. OK for those exhibitionists but not everyone’s cup of tea.

And speaking of tea, there was no-one selling beverages of any kind.

Still, managed to get out of it for $160 – three helmets, two pairs of kiddy ski boots, and one pair of kiddy goggles.

Interested to hear if anyone else went and how they found it.

qwerky qwerky 12:09 am 09 May 09

Get down to Praga Cafe at Dickson for a delicious breakfast that isn’t just your average eggs benedict. One of the few places at this time of year where you can sit in some mid morning sun and not under a cold, shadowy awning in the city. Review coming soon. And no, I have no connection to the place other than it’s my favourite breakfast venue in Canberra!

kos kos 11:41 pm 08 May 09

Ice Hockey season is upon us! Saturday night at the Phillip Ice Skating rink, starts at about 6 I think.

Felix the Cat Felix the Cat 8:55 pm 08 May 09

Hall is having a ute show on Saturday, more info –

Scribble Scribble 11:52 am 08 May 09

Saturday is the opening of the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House (and no I’m not sure what a democracy museum entails either). Free concert from 9:30am, then around 11am the Silver Bodgie cuts the ribbon. More details here.

astrojax astrojax 11:30 am 08 May 09

don’t forget your mum’s on sunday

my mum’s what?

apparently there is a fab-o groovy gig at the street theatre tonight from 10pm with musos scoring live a space footage video – in my sore and sorry state i shan’t be able to make it, but someone else should go and tell me what i missed…

sexynotsmart sexynotsmart 11:45 pm 07 May 09

Star Trek! Now showing at a cinema near you.

Genie Genie 6:48 pm 07 May 09

Mother Day Classic Fun Run
Sunday 10 May 2009, from 7.30am to noon.


Mother’s Day Party in the Park

Mother’s Day
Sunday 10 May
11.00am – 3.00pm
Glebe Park, Canberra City
Free Event

Thoroughly Smashed Thoroughly Smashed 4:54 pm 07 May 09

Dreadnaught with SPOIL, Kill for Satan and Johnny Roadkill at The Basement (18+), Saturday 20:00 onwards. I love metal band names. Tickets are $15, available from Moshtix or at the door.

Marianne Marianne 4:20 pm 07 May 09


This Workshop is organised in collaboration with Ausdance for Dance Week.
The “Come’n Try day” will be on Sunday 10 May at 3.30pm in the Bogong Theatre, Gorman House Braddon.
Come join us & dance to the music of Live Musicians!
To assure a place, make a booking with me.
If you know anybody interested, please feel free to copy this info & pass it on.

For Bookings:
For more details on Panta Rei visit:

madjimmy madjimmy 4:04 pm 07 May 09

Open Day at the former Belconnen Remand Centre from 10 am to 2 pm on Saturday

Wellington Sludge Wellington Sludge 3:33 pm 07 May 09

Sorry, small amendments. , and Reel McCoy is on Wednesday night.

Wellington Sludge Wellington Sludge 3:29 pm 07 May 09

Wotz On – Celluloid edition

ANU Film Group – It’s Oscar weekend! Tonight it’s on for young and old (hehe) with multi-Oscar winner THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON. Friday, see Leo and Kate re-unite in REVOLUTIONARY ROAD, followed by HOW TO LOSE FRIENDS AND ALIENATE PEOPLE. Saturday night it’s Missing Child night (what a theme!) with Angelina Jolie in CHANGELING followed by the Otto Preminger classic BUNNY LAKE IS MISSING. Then it’s the anti-Oscar night on Tuesday, with the cult short BOOBS A LOT followed by ZACK AND MIRI MAKE A PORNO. All films 8pm, at Coombs Theatre, ANU campus, membership available at the door.

Arc – the Louis Malle seaon continues tonight with the Oscar-nominated LACOMBE, LUCIEN. Saturday afternoon, see a young, innocent and naked Helen Mirren in Michael Powell’s AGE OF CONSENT at 4.30pm. Saturday evening, it’s James Mason and Judy Garland in the classic A STAR IS BORN at 7.30pm.

The Spanish Film Festival starts at Dendy tonight, and continues throughout the week – see for film details.

Reel McCoy Film Society – it must be Michael Powell week in Canberra, as Reel McCoy are screening the classic Powell/Pressburger fable I KNOW WHERE I’M GOING. 6pm, at the National Library.

chokubaijo chokubaijo 2:39 pm 07 May 09

Kaleen High is having a car boot sale on Saturday.

I already have a boot for my car so have no need to attend

madjimmy madjimmy 2:32 pm 07 May 09

Don’t forget the Brumbies last home game Saturday night 7.30pm

Hadley Hadley 2:26 pm 07 May 09

‘An Ordinary Day’ by Dario Fo & Francesca Rame, Directed by Virginia Savage, at the ANU Arts Centre, opens Thursday May 7, runs Friday May 8 & Saturday May 9, at 8PM.


Feathergirl Feathergirl 2:09 pm 07 May 09

For dads with kiddies at home – The Best Mother’s Day Breakfast:

Wake up at 7:00am
Take one car and add children (getting them dressed is optional). Don’t wake partner to say things like ‘does this look okay?’ or ‘is this nappy on right?’ etc.
Take children out to Maccas for breakfast – for as long as bearable. Choose one of the McDonalds with play equipment if kids are young.
Come home to a wife who got a sleep in and your in the good books.
Resist the urge to say how tired you are or else you’ll be getting the ‘I’ve been tired for (insert age of oldest child) now, so get over yourself’ talk.

ikarus ikarus 1:23 pm 07 May 09

Friday night – The Aston Shuffle @ Lot33.

neanderthalsis neanderthalsis 10:49 am 07 May 09


The program will include selections from such well loved operas as Madama Butterfly, La Boheme, La Traviata, Turandot and The Barber of Seville.

Adults $69, students $35
Proceeds to music scholarships, and Rotary youth and community projects. Tickets available form Ticketek

rottweiler rottweiler 10:37 am 07 May 09

MOTHER’S DAY don’t forget your mum’s on sunday

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