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CHARITY GARAGE SALE
Browse through a huge range of items for all
ages at the next Charity Garage Sale. There
are lots of bargains including baby and kids
clothes for $1, all books $1, kids books four
for $2 and DVDs $2 each plus lots more. All
proceeds go towards projects that support
families in poor communities to become more
sustainable. Saturday, May 9. 7am-1pm.
5 O'Grady Place, Wanniassa.
Ph: 0404 182 494 or see: o2d.org.
AUSTRALIAN RED CROSS ACT
The Red Cross is looking for people who are
willing to share some of their time and
interests with older people to provide
companionship and social interaction. The
ACT branch is particularly looking for people
who are available on weekdays during daytime
hours. Volunteers are carefully matched with a
person, according to their interests, times of
availability and location, personal preferences.
Must be over 18 years old. Ph: 6234 7634 or
COUNTRY WOMENS ASSOCIATION
The Canberra Branch of the CWA will have a
Craft Morning after which there will be a movie
screening of Mary meets Mohammed.
Followed by Biggest Afternoon Tea for the
Cancer Council. Please bring plate to share.
Friday, May 15. 9.30am. Please bring your own
lunch. CWA Club Rooms, 8 Barry Drive
CANBERRA FLOWER CLUB
The club will hold a demonstration of the
Japanese art of flower arranging, Ikebana,
which creates a wonderful spectacle of natural
floral beauty. Tuesday, May 12, 9.30am. The
Downer Community Centre, Frencham Place,
Downer. New members and visitors are always
welcome. Ph: 6248 0518.
ENERGY SAVING WORKSHOPS
Independent Energy saving expert Matthew
Ruffin, of Progressive Sustainability, will run
six free workshops throughout April and May,
in conjunction with ActewAGL. Tuesday, May 5,
5.30pm--7pm at Gungahlin Library.
Wednesday May 6, 5.30pm--7pm at
Queanbeyan Kangaroos Club. Monday, May
11, 5.30pm--7pm at ActewAGL House.
MOTORCYCLE RIDERS ASSOCIATION
OF THE ACT
The 2015 Canberra Blanket Run. The 30-year-
old annual event raises funds and goods for
those in need of support over the winter
months. This year, the association is
supporting the Salvation Army and asks
participants to bring new warm blankets, cash,
and non-perishable foods. Saturday, May 9.
The ride will start from Old Parliament House
at 10am, with breakfast and coffee available
from 8.30am. The ride will culminate in a
presentation of goods and cash back at Old
Parliament House. See: mraact.org.au or
email: email@example.com or
ph: 0418 215 336.
WALKING IN CANBERRA
Joining a regular walking program is a simple
and enjoyable way of life. During autumn,
Walking for Pleasure conducts walks at:
9.30am on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday and
Friday. Walks are between one and two hours
long. You can choose walks appropriate for
your level of fitness from the weekly schedule.
Walks are planned for various locations around
Canberra. For details about the current
program of walks, please call: 1300 799 719
THE ABBA CHOIR
The Andante Andante Choir, otherwise known
as the ABBA choir, rehearses every Monday
night except during school holidays. New
members are welcome to join any time. No
previous singing experience is required as
training in vocal technique is provided. Your
first two rehearsals are free.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or
ph: 6278 5752.
We are a friendly social group for people over
50 who would like to meet new people. No
need to be bored or idle, join us for activities
which are varied, including dinners, lunches,
picnics, barbecues, walks, theatre, music
venues, exhibitions, movies, day trips out of
Canberra and weekends away. Ph: 6242 0840
or 6281 3549.
LATVIAN DANCE WORKSHOP
All are welcome to come and enjoy an
afternoon learning Latvian dances with Valdis
Strazds and members of the Sprigulitis Latvian
Folk Dance group, a local group which has
performed around Australia and overseas.
Cost $15. Saturday, May 16. 1.30pm-4.30pm.
Folk Dance Canberra Hall, 114 Maitland
Street, Hackett. For more information
ph: 6231 4472 or
ST CLARE'S COLLEGE 50TH
St Clare's College ACT is celebrating its 50th
anniversary this year and all ex-students,
families and ex-staff are invited to help
celebrate with a special gala dinner. The dinner
will be held Saturday, May 30. 6.30pm-
11.30pm. National Convention Centre, Civic.
To book tickets see: stcc.act.edu.au. RSVP
Friday, May 15.
ROTARY TRASH AND TREASURE
Don't have a garage sale, come to Trash and
Treasure! Rotary Trash and Treasure is now 40
years old and always looking for new stall
holders. To learn more about becoming a
stallholder, costs, prohibited goods and
frequently asked questions
visit: belconnenrotary.org.au/index.htm and
have a look at our Trash and Treasure pages.
CALWELL HIGH SCHOOL CAR BOOT
The Calwell High School car boot sale is on
again for one time only this year! We will also
have face painting, a bouncy castle, cafe and
barbecue facilities. Cost $20 a stall, payable
on the day, but bookings essential due to
popularity. Sunday, May 24. 9am-1pm. Calwell
High School, 111 Casey Crescent, Calwell. To
book a stall ph: 0458 546 111 or
CHARITY FILM SCREENING
Bring the whole family along to a special
charity screening of the animated film Home at
Palace Electric Cinema. All proceeds will go to
the Breast Cancer Network Australia via Jo and
Ginny's 350km Pink Pedal bike challenge from
Vietnam to Cambodia. Tickets $15. Saturday,
May 16, 4pm. Palace Electric Cinema, 2 Phillip
Law Street, New Acton. To purchase tickets
visit: eventbrite.com.au and search for ''Home
special charity screening''. For more
QUEANBEYAN EVENING VIEW CLUB
The Queanbeyan Evening View Club meets on
the third Wednesday of every month. The club
meets to enjoy friendship, a two-course meal
and, most months, to listen to a guest
speaker. Any ladies interested in learning
about View and its involvement with the Smith
Family Learning for Life program will be most
welcome. Next meeting Wednesday, May 20,
6pm-6.30pm. K.T. Bee's, Spotlight Complex,
Bungendore Road, Queanbeyan.
Ph: 6238 1391.
WEEKLY BRIDGE CLUB
We are a non-profit organisation where we play
friendly sessions of bridge twice a week. Free
tea and coffee provided. $3 a session. Monday
and Friday, 12.20pm-3.30pm. Belconnen
Bowling Club, 1 Beetaloo Street, Hawker.
Ph: 6251 4023 for more information and to
arrange a partner if necessary.
MARYMEAD FOSTER CARE
Are you interested in becoming a foster carer
with Marymead? Marymead will hold a foster
care information session to answer your
questions about getting involved in all types of
foster care for children and young people.
Tuesday, May 19, 6pm. 255 Goyder Street,
Narrabundah. To register ph: 6162 5800 or
CANBERRA SENIORS CENTRE FETE
Canberra Seniors Centre is appealing to the
community for donations to the Autumn Fete.
Any items such as books, garden equipment,
plans, household goods, kids' stuff, or pre-
loved clothes would be greatly appreciated and
assist in the success of the fete. The fete will
be held on Saturday, May 9. 9am-3pm.
Canberra Seniors Centre, 10 Watson Street,
Turner. Ph: 6248 9509
POSITIVE BODIES PROGRAM
The University of Canberra is running a
program designed to promote positive body
image and well-being in adolescents and
women. Beginning at the end of May, the
program is a six-week course focusing on how
to change the way you think about and behave
toward your body, run by trained psychological
clinical masters students. For more
information and costs, contact Dr Vivienne
Lewis: ph: 6201 5687 or
email: email@example.com or
WESTON CREEK MEN'S SHED
The Men's Shed is a social Shed where men
can meet for a cuppa and a chat. Activities
include guest speakers, visits to local
attractions, barbecues and occasional
lunches at a local Club. Thurdays, from
1.30pm. Weston Creek Uniting Church hall,
16 Parkinson St, Weston. Ph: 0407 331 620
or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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