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Have you heard? Friends of Black Mountain

Friends of Black Mountain

Friends of Black Mountain will host several walks in April. Plants and Fire on Black Mountain, Saturday 10 April 9.30am-12pm; join plant ecologist Michael Doherty for a walk and talk about fire patterns and fire history on Black Mountain. Reimagine the Woodland on Black Mountain, Friday 16 April, 9.30am-12pm; join local botanist Isobel Crawford on the Woodland Trail to learn about the niches preferred by various plants. Reimagine Ngunawal and National Capital Stories of Black Mountain, Saturday 24 April 9.30am-12pm and 1.30-4pm; join Wally Bell, Ngunawal elder, and Mark Butz, local historian, as they tell tales about the Aboriginal, historic and natural heritage of Black Mountain. For all walks: Suggested donation of $5. Wear sturdy walking gear, including hat and stout shoes. Bookings required: email your name and phone number to [email protected] or phone 0437 298 711 or 6251 6972.

Canberra Jung Society

On Friday 9 April 7.30pm, Canberra Jung Society presents Shauna Winram, an ANU PhD student, speaking on ‘How is Consciousness Structured?’, offering some tools to think clearly about consciousness, and come to a closer understanding of this mysterious phenomenon.  Ms Winram is currently completing a PhD in philosophy at the Australian National University, with a focus on consciousness and psychosis. More info: canberrajungsociety.org.au

We meet at MacKillop Conference Centre, 50 Archibald St, Lyneham, and on-line.  

Friday 9th April at 7:30 pm for music, supper, library, chat, then Shauna’s presentation at 8pm with questions and discussion, finishing by 10pm.

Cost is $15 ($10 conc.).  Contact: 0406 375 670  


GIVIT donation of the week: Activity vouchers

With school holidays well underway, a local support service is looking for enjoyable ways to engage their young clients this month. The organisation seeking support is a residential facility, supporting young people who have a moderate to severe mental illness. It is a voluntary program providing support to for a three-month period, offering care 24/7. The young clients participate in a range of social and therapeutic activities through a combination of case management and clinical support. The program assists residents to develop skills and resources to manage mental health and emotional wellbeing in the future. The team at this residential facility would love the opportunity to take their young clients on local excursions to feel integrated in their community in a safe and encouraging way. The organisation is seeking donations of activity vouchers to local Canberra attractions such as the National Zoo, Powerkart Raceway, the Reptile Zoo, ten pin bowling or cinema tickets. Feeling a sense of belonging and inclusion plays an important role in the transition from live-in care to returning to the home environment. Having access to these fun and engaging experiences will make a huge difference to these deserving youth. To donate, visit givit.org.au/donate-items, search by category “Vouchers” in your local area. After you pledge the item, you will be contacted by the relevant organisation to arrange pick-up, post or drop-off. GIVIT supports more than 350 charities and community groups across the Capital Region by matching your items with people who need them most.

Coffee/Op Shop

You’re invited to the Christ Church Hawker Coffee/Op Shop on Saturday 10 April 9am-12pm (corner Beetaloo Street and Belconnen Way). Stalls include: trash & treasure, books, pre-loved clothes and cakes. Tea/coffee served. A Covid-safe event.

Weston Creek Op Shop

Open Tuesdays 10am-1pm, the Weston Creek Presbyterian Church op shop, Mahony Court, Weston, has a good range of winter clothes priced from $4 to $10. Craft, manchester and books from $1. Come and join us for morning tea and find a nice outfit that suits you.

Greenway Probus Club

The Greenway Probus Club is a mixed club which meets 10.30am-12.30pm on the second Tuesday of each month at the Vikings Town Centre Club, Tuggeranong. Cost $6. A short formal meeting and morning tea is followed by a guest speaker or other social activities. Upcoming guest speakers include: 13 April, Daniel Iglesius, director ACT Parks and Conservation; 11 May, Mia Swainson sharing tips on cutting household waste. Following the meeting you have the option of joining other members for lunch in the Vikings Club. Outside meetings, the Club undertakes lunches, visits and trips. New members and visitors welcome. More info: call Alan on 6294 7207 or visit probussouthpacific.org

Country Women’s Association (CWA)

Belconnen: Mother’s Day stall at Kippax Centre, Saturday 17 April 9am-1pm selling homemade baked goodies, jams and quality crafts. Funds raised go to local charities and CWA Disaster Relief. More info: 0402 112 973.

Queanbeyan Evening Branch: Resuming after a Covid hiatus, the next meeting is on Tuesday 13 April 7pm at the Tourist Hotel, 31 Monaro Street, Queanbeyan. The CWA aims to improve conditions for country women and children through lobbying for change, helping the local community, creating a network of support and meeting together. Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of the month. New members always welcome. More info: email Nicole via [email protected]

Marymead’s autumn garage and plant sale

Come along to Marymead’s autumn garage and plant sale on Saturday 17 April 9am-1pm at 255 Goyder St, Narrabundah, where you’ll find plants, bric-a-brac, books, toys, clothes, homewares, handbags, jewellery and accessories. All funds raised will go towards supporting Marymead. More info: email [email protected]

Friends of Ireland

ANU Professor Melanie Nolan will speak about Irish-born Australian women in the Australian Dictionary of Biography on Saturday 18 April 2pm at the Canberra Irish Club, 6 Parkinson St, Weston. Professor Nolan will discuss women such as Martha Simpson, kindergarten teacher and school inspector, education pioneer and poet; Mary Lee, women’s suffragist and activist, trade unionist, social reformer, welfare worker and Single Taxer. RSVP: email Jill via [email protected]


VIEW Clubs support The Smith Family and its Learning for Life Program, which helps children in need with their education. Visitors and interested women are always welcome to attend VIEW club meetings.

Yerrabi: The next meeting of this new club is on Thursday 15 April 11.30am at Eastlake Gungahlin. If you would like to attend and become an inaugural member, or for more information, please email June via [email protected]

Queanbeyan Evening: Next meeting will be held on 21 April 6pm at Vanilla Pod Café, Riverside Plaza. Cost: $31 for two-course meal. Meetings feature wonderful guest speakers with stories on many topics. RSVP to Sue on 0448 427 237.

Woden: Next meeting is on Tuesday 26 April 11.30am at Canberra Southern Cross Club, Woden. Cost: $30 for two-course lunch. Guest speaker: Amy Agius from the Canberra Hospital Foundation. RSVP to Maureen on 0427 383 343 by 20 April.

Tuggeranong Day: Next meeting is Tuesday 20 April 11am at Tuggeranong Town Centre Vikings Club. Cost: $26 for two-course lunch.  Guest speaker: Jennifer Horsfield, talking about Rania Mac Phillamy, a VAD Nurse in WWI. RSVP: Jan 0409 747 017 or email [email protected] by Friday 16 April.

Mother’s Day gift, craft and cake stall

Calvary Hospital Auxiliary will hold a Mother’s Day Gift, Craft and Craft stall on Wednesday 28 and Thursday 29 April, 8am-4pm both days. There will be a great variety of jams, relishes, cakes and slices, as well as Mother’s Day gifts and craft items.  The stall will be held in the main foyer area, Calvary Public Hospital, Bruce. All proceeds will go towards the purchase of equipment for the care and comfort of Calvary Public Hospital patients. More info: call Mary 6254 4084.

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