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Recycling Discovery Hub public session: pondering plastic

Have you ever wondered what happens to recycling and waste in the ACT? Find out at the Recycling Discovery Hub’s next open session at 1 Recycling Road, Hume on Thursday 21 January 4-5pm. Discover what happens to the things we put in the bin and how you can make a difference; see the Materials Recovery Facility machinery in action and undertake a virtual tour; investigate the science of sorting materials; explore what our recycling can become. Book now via Eventbrite: eventbrite.com.au/e/recycling-discovery-hub-public-sessions-2021-tickets-132477669275

Folk Dance Canberra Beginner World Dance Classes

Travel the world of exotic music and dance from the safety of Canberra with Folk Dance Canberra. Suitable for all ages, and all levels of dance experience, Beginner classes offer a pathway into dance cultures across the globe. Folk Dance Canberra is a welcoming community providing physical and social wellbeing through world dance, no partner necessary (socially-distanced, Covid-safe dancing). Classes start from 3 February: Wednesdays 7.30-9pm, contact Lesley 6286 6401; Thursdays 10.30am-12pm; contact Rebecca 0420 524 412. Cost: $10.50 per class (discount for term payment). At Folk Dance Canberra Hall, 114 Maitland Street, Hackett. More info: folkdancecanberra.org.au or email [email protected]

people in a circle folk dancing

Braidwood Book Fair

Attention book worms! The ever-popular Braidwood Book Fair will be larger than ever and held over 10 days from Friday 22 to Sunday 31 January 9am-4pm daily. Always great value and plenty of terrific and sometimes rare finds. Donations welcome: email  [email protected] or call 0418 291 141.

VIEW Club meetings

VIEW Clubs of Australia (VIEW) offers a network for women to connect with one another in the community, while supporting the work of The Smith Family in providing long-term educational support for Australian children and young people in need through their Learning for Life Program. 

Weston Creek: Next meeting is on Tuesday 2 February 11.30am at Canberra Southern Cross Club, Woden. Guest speaker is Nip Wijewickrema from GG’s Flowers. Cost: $30 for two-course lunch. RSVP to Barbara on 6286 4626 by Thursday 28 January 5pm.

Gungahlin: A new VIEW Club will be starting in the Gungahlin area soon. If you’re interested, you’re invited to attend a meet and greet at Eastlakes Gungahlin this month. For more information, please email June via [email protected]

Strum for fun ukulele group

Do you want to learn to play a new instrument? Playing the ukulele in a group setting can be truly rewarding. Community Services #1 ‘Strum for Fun Ukulele Group’ is a friendly group that welcomes players of all levels. They meet weekly at the Community Services#1 hall in Narrabundah on Tuesdays 10.30am-1.30pm. New participants are always welcome. To register, email [email protected]  or call 6126 4700 if you would like to attend.

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 atAmaroo 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, AFL, NRL, league, touch football, Tae Kwan Do, Aus-Tag, Ultimate Frisbee, Little Athletics, Senior Athletics, BMX racing, and more. LJ Hooker Gungahlin are providing a sausage sizzle, and there will be plenty of prizes up for grabs. Gungahlin is an emerging community – and what better way to bring people together than through trying out numerous sporting options and activities in one afternoon.More info: email [email protected] or follow @Northsidecs and @ActivitiesatGungahlin on Facebook.

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