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Have you heard? Self Help for ME

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]

GIVIT donation of the week: Carpet cleaning equipment

A Canberra-based Foundation registered with GIVIT that supports Indigenous communities across Australia works to ensure that our Indigenous people are given equal opportunities to thrive, healing multi-generational trauma, addiction and hardship. In March 2021, a young Indigenous man who resides in central NSW approached the Foundation with a mission to create a sustainable income for himself and other members of this community. Through his own volition he has obtained a contract with the local estate agency to clean residential homes, including carpet and furniture. The young man has approached the Foundation for their support in sourcing commercial grade carpet and furniture cleaning equipment, to enable him to start the contract and potentially employ up to four others, creating a viable career and income stream within his community. Any individual or corporation that could donate commercial grade cleaning equipment would make a world of difference to him and his rural community. To donate, visit givit.org.au/donate-items, search by category “Household Items” in ACT. After you pledge the item, you will be contacted by the relevant organisation to arrange pick-up, post or drop-off.

Clothing Sale @ St Ninian’s 

Pre-loved clothing sale for autumn and winter seasons at St Ninian’s Uniting Church Hall, Lyneham, on 16-17 April 9am-1pm. Linen, footwear and children’s clothing, catering for all ages and sizes. Morning tea and lunch available. 

Watch and Clock Display

See watches, clocks and clockmaking tools hosted by Canberra Chapter of National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors, 24 April 10am-4pm, Canberra Irish Club, Weston. Gold coin entry.

VIEW Clubs

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

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]

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 Canberra Hospital Foundation. RSVP to Maureen on 0427 383 343 by 20 April.

Queanbeyan Evening: Next meeting will be held on 21 April 6pmat 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.

April charity stall

Relay for Life Team, the Bold Bandannas, will hold a Charity Stall at the Belconnen Fresh Food Markets on Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 April 8am-5pm. There will be: homemade jams, pickles, chutney, lemon butter, sugar reduced preserves; a range of hand sewn items, including children’s dress-up clothes, hand knitted dolls’ clothes, crocheted hand towels, and knitted and lace coathangers; plants and worm juice; and patchwork bags and knee/cot rugs; and exclusive sales of children’s book, Who Took the Egg?. More info: call Jan on 6231 0761.

Cuban Latin Fiesta in Canberra

Australia Cuba Friendship Society of Canberra ACT presents a Cuban Latin Fiesta at St James Church Hall, 40 Gillies Street, Curtin, on Saturday 17 April from 6pm. Tickets: $15 at the door. All proceeds will go to the Las Tunas Children’s Hospital in Cuba. This family-friendly event features a Latin band, Latin performers, Latin food and drinks, cakes. Ample free parking. Everyone is most welcome.

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 in the main foyer area, Calvary Public Hospital, Bruce. There will be a great variety of jams, relishes, cakes and slices, as well as gifts and craft items. 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.

Recycling Discovery Hub

Find out what happens to recycling and waste in the ACT at the Australasian Recycling Label information session at the Recycling Discovery Hub, Hume on Wednesday 28 April 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. Bookings via Eventbrite.

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/recycling-discovery-hub-public-sessions-2021-tickets-53709081308 Please book a ticket for ALL people attending; this is a family-friendly event and recommended for ages five and up.

Free health seminar: Gut health

Linda Smillie, Accredited Practising Dietitian will present a free gut health seminar on Wednesday 21 April 6-7.30pm at Health Care Consumers’ Association, 100 Maitland St, Hackett. Find out: how good gut health affects your diseases and general health; what affects our gut health; ad what to feed your gut bacteria for healthy outcomes. RSVP via Eventbrite. More info: email [email protected] or call 6230 7800.

Post-exertional malaise chat group

The new “Steady as she goes” Zoom chat groupfor people experiencing Post-exertional malaise (PEM) will meet for 30 minutes every Friday at midday, starting 23 April. PEM is the key symptom of ME/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and is the excessive worsening of symptoms such as flu-like fatigue, pain, brain fog, dizziness and sleep dysfunction following even minor physical or mental exertion. The focus of this online group will be sharing the good company of others with similar experiences. A trained facilitator will also lead a short activity to build skills to decrease PEM. More info Call 02 6251 2055 or email [email protected] for more information

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