Dainere’s Rainbow Trivia Gala

After a year of cancelled fundraisers and due to continuing uncertainly, the Dainere’s Rainbow team will hold a fundraising gala this year with a difference this year, instead of the usual ball or dinner. The Dainere’s Rainbow ‘You’re The Stars’ Trivia Fundraising Gala 2021 will be held on Saturday 19 June 6.30pm at QT Canberra, London Circuit, Canberra City. Cost: $700 for a table of 10; includes finger food, dessert platter, wine, Big Boss Groove/Baby Boss Groove live band, trivia fun hosted by Michael Bower, a live auction and raffle, prizes and more. Dress to the theme ‘You’re The Stars’ to score bonus points for your table. Local businesses are also invited to support Dainere’s Rainbow as a valued Classic Community Partner. Visit the Dainere’s Rainbow website events page for further details, bookings and community partnership forms. Every dollar raised will go directly to the world class brain cancer research projects and programs of Associate Professor Ziegler at Sydney Children’s Hospital, Kids Cancer Centre that have been set up in memory of Dainere Anthoney, who was posthumously named 2013 Young Canberra Citizen of the Year.

SPARK Training and Employment Initiative

The Ginninderry SPARK Training and Employment Initiative encourages more people to consider a career in the construction industry. This program will give participants an opportunity to try a variety of job roles through a “taster” model focused on carpentry, brick and block laying, concreting, excavation, tiling, painting and general labouring. Participants will also undertake a live training construction project at Strathnairn Arts Association which will see five large wicking garden beds built for Café Stepping Stone. Specifically targeting resident from the ACT, this program will provide participants with: Eight units of competency from the Construction qualifications; industry specific training that focus on practical skills development in concreting, brick and block laying, timber work, shooting levels, use of hand and power tools, painting, tiling; industry work experience placements and potential employment pathway opportunities, including apprenticeships; an industry induction card, asbestos awareness card and Personal Protective Equipment for successful participants. This 10-week program will start on Monday 17 May, over three days per week (Mon-Wed) and be a combination of theory and practical hands-on learning. Potential participants are required to attend an information/selection session on Thursday 29 April 10am. To book a place or find out more information, contact Shayla at Ginninderry on 1800 316 900 or email [email protected]

VIEW Clubs

Gungahlin Day: Next meeting on Wednesday 28 April 11.30am at Gungahlin Lakes Golf Club, Nicholls, will feature a fashion parade. Cost: $35 includes two-course lunch. RSVP: Angela on 0458 012 402 before Sunday 25 April 9pm.

Weston Creek: Next meeting is on Tuesday 4 May 11.30am at Canberra Southern Cross Club, Woden. Cost: $30 includes two-course lunch. Guest speaker is Peter Davis of Menslink, support system for young men. RSVP: Barbara on 6286 4626 by Thursday 29 April 5pm.

Tuggeranong Evening: Next meeting is on Wednesday 28 April 6.30pm at Town Centre Vikings Club, Greenway. Cost: $27 includes two-course dinner. RSVP: Janne 6293 3977.

Army in Concert

The Band of the Royal Military College, Duntroon (RMC Band) is a 43-piece professional symphonic wind ensemble which provides support for all types of ceremonial, commemorative, social and cultural activities in the ACT and is the official ensemble for all Regal, Vice Regal, Diplomatic and State events held in Canberra. RMC Band presents Army in Concert, Masterworks for Winds on Thursday 20 May 7pm at Llewellyn Hall, ANU School of Music. Audiences will be treated to a performance showcasing some of the world’s finest wind band repertoire including: Cappriccio Italien by Tchaikovsky, Lord of the Rings – Symphony No. 1 by De Meij and more. Entry is by gold coin donation with all proceeds going to Legacy. Bookings are essential, via bit.ly/armyinconcert2021

Christ Church Hawker fete

Christ Church Hawker (corner of Beetaloo Street and Belconnen Way) will hold a Coffee/Op Shop-Mother’s Day Fete on Saturday 1 May 9am-1pm. There will be a wonderful array of cakes, special Mother’s Day gift baskets, their annual Mother’s Day raffle, Trash & Treasure, books, an ‘S’ stall, takeaway curries, BBQ, pre-loved clothes including winter gear, craft items, children’s activities and special morning teas. More info: 0428 266 658

Mental health Karma Kitchen

Support Australian Rotary Health’s mental health research by attending Karma [email protected] on Tuesday 11 May at Daana Original Food, 83 Theodore Street, Curtin. Held in association with Woden Daybreak Rotary, there is no price tag for this three-course dinner. Guests pay-it-forward and pay-as-they-wish at the end of dinner, with 50% going to Australian Rotary Health.  Bookings essential at daana.com.au

World Croquet Day

Queanbeyan Croquet Club Members invite everyone to celebrate World Croquet Day with them and have fun gaining new skills, as you learn to play croquet in a friendly, inclusive environment. All ages are welcome on Saturday 1 May 10am-2pm at Queanbeyan Croquet Court, 28 Farrer Place, Queanbeyan (opposite Queanbeyan Showground). A free sausage sizzle, morning tea and tea/coffee will be provided. Players must wear flat soled shoes. All equipment is provided. More info: www.queanbeyancroquet.org.au

Self Help for ME/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia

Learn practical skills for dealing with common problems of ME/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia and post-viral fatigue in a supportive environment. This course focuses on the key skill of pacing, which is very effective in improving wellbeing and creating a more stable life. Build a local support network in seven weekly sessions starting Tuesday 27 April 10-11.30am, at 170 Haydon Drive, Bruce. More info: Contact 6290 1984 (option 3 SHOUT) or [email protected]

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