Kangara Waters Charity Sale
Kangara Waters Retirement Village is holding a winter charity sale is on Saturday 5 June 8.30am- 12.30pm at 2 Joy Cummings Place, Belconnen. There are many handknitted scarves and beanies for sale for $5 each as well as a table at higher prices. All money raised will be sent to selected charities with scarves, beanies and other knitted good to give the homeless some comfort and warmth. The charities this year include the Early Morning Centre in Canberra City and Children’s Ground in Alice Springs.
GIVIT donation of the week: Building tools
Two community organisations have come together on a mission to gather tools – new and used – to support people in the Bega Valley who are still rebuilding their lives following the Black Summer bushfires. A converted shipping container used to house these shared resources has become the hub for bringing together residents as they recover. For this communal tool library, the organisations need welding equipment, circular saws, cordless drills, tiling kits, wheelbarrows, sanders and a variety of hand tools. Any pre-loved, quality tools which can be donated will be greatly appreciated by this resilient community. To donate, visit givit.org.au/donate-items, search by category “Tools and Home Rebuild” in the Bega Valley. After you pledge the item, you will be contacted by the relevant organisation to arrange pick-up, post or drop-off.
Fyshwick Soup Kitchen
The Fyshwick Soup Kitchen now serves hot soup and bread rolls every Thursday 5.30-7pm. The soup kitchen operates from Vision Church at 1 Lithgow St, Fyshwick. All meals are free of charge. More info: fyshwicksoupkitchen.org.au
Belconnen Day: The next meeting will be held Tuesday 8 June 11.45am at Raiders Leagues Club, Holt. Cost: $30 for two-course lunch. Guest speaker: Canberra author, Chris Hammer. To RSVP or cancel, call Mary on 6242 9549 or 0414 529 563 or email [email protected] by 3 June. New members most welcome; please ring and register.
Canberra Jung Society
The next meeting is on Friday 4 June 7pm, for music, light dinner, library and chat at MacKillop Conference Centre, 50 Archibald St, Lyneham, and online. At 8pm, guest speaker David Russell (Master of Analytical Psychology degree) will speak via Zoom. David’s work is not concerned so much with the treatment of neurosis but rather with the approach to the numinous. Cost: $15 ($10 conc). More info: CanberraJungSociety.org.au or call 0406 375 670.
Red Dove preloved clothing
Browse an auditorium full of great winter bargains in clothing, linen, bric-a-brac, books and DVDs on Thursday to Saturday 3-5 June and 1-3 July 9am-1pm at Tuggeranong Uniting Church, Cormier Street, Wanniassa (opposite Erindale Shopping Centre). Convenient car parking and easy access.
Country Women’s Association (CWA)
The next meeting of the Queanbeyan Evening Branch CWA of NSW is Tuesday 8 June 6.30pm at the Tourist Hotel (private dining room), Monaro Street, Queanbeyan. The CWA aims to improve conditions for country women and children through various ways including lobbying for change, helping the local community, creating a network of support and meeting together. New members always welcome. More info: email Nicole via [email protected]
Braidwood Book Fair
Don’t miss the ever-popular Braidwood Book Fair over the Queen’s Birthday long weekend, Friday 11 to Monday 14 June at National Theatre, Wallace St, Braidwood. Open: Fri-Sun 9am to 4pm; Mon 9am-2pm. Known for the huge variety of books for all ages, DVDs, CDs, records, magazines and more. This is a Braidwood community event organised by the Anglican Parish of Braidwood. More info: call 0418 291 141 or email [email protected]
Campbell Primary turns 60
Campbell Primary will be celebrating its 60th birthday in August. The school community is seeking stories, photographs and memorabilia from past staff, students and Campbell Primary families to assist them in their celebrations of school’s history. To share some great primary school stories with them, please email [email protected]
Canberra Union Voices
Canberra Union Voices is a choir for people who believe in social justice and equality and would like to welcome new members to come and sing with them, about things that matter. No auditions, all welcome. A wide range of songs, serious and not so serious! At Dickson Tradies on Wednesdays 2-3.30pm. Cost? Please enquire; email Andrew via [email protected]net.com.au or Chrissie via [email protected]
Bold Bandannas charity stall
Relay for Life Team, the Bold Bandannas, is holding a Charity Stall at the Belconnen Fresh Fruit Markets on Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 June 8am-5pm. There will be: beanies and scarves; homemade jams, pickles, chutney, lemon butter, sugar-reduced preserves; a range of handmade items, including children’s dress-ups, hand-knitted dolls’ clothes, crocheted knee rugs and handtowels, and knitted and lace coathangers; plants and worm juice; a small selection of trash ’n’ treasure; and exclusive sales of a children’s book called Who Took the Egg? More info: call Jan on 6231 0761.
Dragon Boat Festival
A Dragon Boat Festival will be held at Beijing garden, Yarralumla, on Sunday 13 June 10.30am-3.30pm, including dragon boat racing, dragon and lion dancing, multicultural food stalls and cultural show and information stalls. All welcome.
Endometriosis charity yoga session
Endo ACT will hold an awareness raising and educational yoga session on Saturday 26 June 12-1.30pm at the Women’s Health Matters Building, Pearce Community Centre. Participants will experience yoga run by Janette Dunn, who has kindly volunteered her expertise in especially modifying the session for women with endometriosis. They will learn techniques to use every day to improve your health and wellbeing with gentle stretching, mindful movements, targeted breathwork and a calming relaxation. Following the yoga session, participants are welcome to join the monthly Endo Café Chat held across from the community centre at Café Vinn. More info: endoact.org.au