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Picnic for Pinnacle

From 6 to 21 February, The Pinnacle Foundation will be encouraging Aussies to help educate and empower young LGTBIQ+ Australians to achieve their full potential by hosting and attending a Picnic for Pinnacle event. Picnic for Pinnacle is a fun-in-the-sun picnic that encourages friends, family and workplaces to raise much-needed funds for young LGTBIQ+ Australians who have been disadvantaged because of the way they identify to reclaim their path. To host your own Picnic for Pinnacle, gather your friends, colleagues or family, visit your local deli, grab a picnic blanket and head down to your local park. If you need some inspiration, the Pinnacle foundation has put together some pages with ideas for those hosting their picnic at work or home along with a picnic recipe cheat sheet. Showcase your picnic across socials throughout the day. Take photos of your picnic and post them on Instagram and tag @pinnaclefoundation using the hashtag #PicnicForPinnacle for the chance to win prizes. Register your picnic and encourage attendees to donate on the Picnic for Pinnacle Foundation website. All donations go towards educational scholarships, carefully matched mentors and opportunities to young LGBTIQ+ Australians. More info: thepinnaclefoundation.org

Christ Church Hawker Coffee/Op Shop

Coffee/Op Shop on Saturday 6 February 9am-12pm at Christ Church Hawker, corner Beetaloo Street and Belconnen Way, Hawker. Stalls: books, trash & treasure, pre-loved clothes and cakes. Tea/coffee and biscuits will be served. No entry fee and all welcome! Enquiries: 0428 266 658

Marymead Summer Garage & Plant Sale

Come along to Marymead’s Summer Garage & Plant Sale on Saturday 13 February 9am–1pm at 255 Goyder Street, Narrabundah. There will be plants, clothes, books, homewares, jewellery, bric-a-brac, handbags, craft, toys, accessories and more! All proceeds go to Marymead. More info: call 6162 5800 or email [email protected]. Marymead has COVID Safe protocols in place.

Canberra Jung Society

Dr Rajiv Singh will be ‘Exploring the Sacred, Dialogue Space for the Emergence of Healing’ at the Canberra Jung Society meeting on Friday 5 February from 7.30pm for supper, music, library and chat. Speaker is at 8pm, finish by 10pm. Dr Rajiv Sing trained as a psychiatrist in India with specialist training and qualifications from Australia in child and adolescent psychiatry. Meet at MacKillop House, 50 Archibald St, Lyneham or join in on Zoom. Cost $15 (conc. $10). Phone 0451 680 776 or visit canberrajungsociety.org.au

Fundraising movie night

Roundabout Canberra will hold a Mamma Mia! fundraising movie night on Friday 12 February 7pm at Dendy Canberra. Tickets are $50pp and include a beer/wine/champagne/soft drink, a choc top and medium popcorn. Event sponsor is Vital Chemical, so 100% of the proceeds will go directly to supporting Canberra families experiencing hardship.Come dressed in your favourite ABBA-inspired costume for a chance to win the costume contest. One in five tickets will also win a lucky door prize donated by generous local Canberra business! Purchase a ticket via trybooking.com/BOFAS and visit roundaboutcanberra.org to find out more about Roundabout Canberra.

Kaleen Probus Club

The next meeting will be held Thursday 11 February 10.30am at The Clubhouse Kaleen, 16 Georgina Crescent, Kaleen. Visitors and prospective members from all suburbs are welcome to attend. More info: contact Raelene on 0413 046 647 or [email protected]

Anglicare Retail bric-a-brac sale

From kitchenware to collectables, Anglicare Retail in Erindale is having a 50% off sale on all bric-a-brac instore on Friday 5 and Saturday 6 February. You’ll also find lots of DVDs for $1 and CDs for 50 cents. Located in Grattan Court, in the courtyard behind the chemist. Open Friday 10am-4.30 and Saturday 10am-2pm.

Come & Try Dance

Clogging (Appalachian Mountain Tap) is for all ages, children from seven years to adults of any age. No dance experience required. Here is a fun style of dance to help keep you fit, agile, happy and healthy. Children’s shoes are supplied; fees are approx half of dance school fees. Spare shoes for adults to borrow and lots of friendly faces to meet. More info: Louise 0411 270 410; Kambah, Melba, Torrens, Bungendore. First lesson is free. Term started 1 February.

Rotary Community Market

New monthly Rotary Community Market, Gungahlin, every second Sunday of the month, commencing Sunday 14 February 10am-1pm, at carpark opposite Eastlakes Gungahlin Club, corner Efkarpidis and Hinder streets. Free entry. For registrations and expressions of interest, please contact Judy 0431 676 959 or email [email protected]; check Rotary Club of Gungahlin website.

CLOTHING SALE @ St Ninian’s 

Pre-loved summer and autumn clothing for sale on Friday 12 and Saturday 13 February 9am-1pm at St Ninian’s Uniting Church Hall, corner Mouat and Brigalow streets, Lyneham. Linen, curtains, footwear and children’s clothing catering for all ages and sizes. Morning tea and lunch available, plus fresh scones baked on the premises. 

Charity stall

Relay for Life Team, the Bold Bandannas, will hold a charity stall at Belconnen Fresh Food Markets on Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 February 8am-5pm. There will be: homemade jams, pickles, chutney, lemon butter, sugar reduced preserves; a range of handsewn items, including children’s dress-up clothes, hand knitted dolls’ clothes, crocheted hand towels, and knitted and lace coathangers; plants and worm juice for your plants; and patchwork bags and knee/cot rugs. The stall is also the sole seller of children’s book, Who Took the Egg? More info: Jan on 6231 0761.

VIEW Club meetings

VIEW Clubs raise money for The Smith Family for disadvantaged children in their Learning for Life Program. Members and visitors are invited to come along and support this worthy cause.

Tuggeranong Day: Next meeting is Tuesday 16 February 11am at Vikings Town Centre Club, Tuggeranong. Guest speaker is Deb Emmett, The Smith Family ACT/NSW team leader to talk about the Learning For Life Program. Cost: $26 for two-course lunch. RSVP: Friday 12 February to Lyn 6291 0800 or 0432 837 745.

Weston Creek: Next meeting is Tuesday 2 March 11.30am at Canberra Southern Cross Club, Woden. Guest speaker is Heather Hart from the Stroke Foundation. Cost: $30 for two-course lunch. RSVP to Barbara on 6286 4626 by Thursday 25 February 5pm.

Gift of Life launches 2021 DonateLife Walk

Gift of Life’s annual DonateLife Walk raises awareness of the importance of organ and tissue donation and registration. Over the past 15 years, the Walk has been held as a mass-participation event around Lake Burley Griffin. However, the 2021 event will be virtual. Gift of Life is asking participants to sign up online and walk up to 5km anytime, anywhere during the week 22-28 February. Participants are encouraged to gather a small group and share their Walk photos and videos on social media. Sign up for the Walk at giftoflife.asn.au or to register as an Organ Donor, visit donatelife.gov.au

Gungahlin Community Sports and Recreation Fair

Northside Community Service and over 20 Gungahlin sporting and recreation clubs will host the fourth Gungahlin Community Sports and Recreation Fair at Amaroo Oval on Friday 12 February 3.30-7.30pm. The fair will provide the opportunity for local sporting organisations to showcase their programs for families and community members. Interactive showcases include hockey, jump-rope, Aussie rules football, rugby league, touch football, Tae Kwan Do, Aus-Tag, Ultimate Frisbee, Little Athletics, Senior Athletics, BMX racing, and more. LJ Hooker Gungahlin will provide a sausage sizzle, and there will be plenty of prizes up for grabs. More info: email [email protected] or follow @Northsidecs and @ActivitiesatGungahlin on Facebook.

National Pet Adoption Month

Throughout March, PETstock Assist will celebrate its inaugural National Pet Adoption Month as an extension of its annual initiative National Pet Adoption Day, to help change the lives of rescue pets and humans in an effort to help break the cycle of pet homelessness in Australia. Over the past six years, PETstock Assist has helped rehome more than 12,000 animals through its initiative and changed perceptions and behaviour on pet adoption in Australia by providing much needed education on the topic. PETstock Assist is encouraging would-be pet owners to ‘Adopt Different’ this March – to adopt a new way of thinking when it comes to rescue pets, shed unfair stereotypes and make considered, sustainable choices to find a pet best fit for their lifestyle. New pet owners and animal lovers across Canberra are being encouraged to engage with their local PETstock store and rescue group throughout March for further information on the adoption or fostering process. To find out more, or to check out a PETstock store located near you, head to petstock.com.au or to begin the search to become a rescue pet parent or foster carer visitpetrescue.com.au

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