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Pambula on the Sapphire Coast, NSW is hosting a three-day event designed to showcase their amazing location, boutique businesses and talented locals. The Far South Coast of NSW is recovering from recent bushfires with this recovery event planned for 14-16 February. The family-friendly weekend is loaded with specials, deals, prizes and great opportunities. More info: visit Pambula Village on Facebook or Instagram.

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The [email protected] is on Sunday 9 February 9am-2pm at the Bungendore War Memorial Hall. This country market has a variety of great stalls and for February is holding an Art & Craft Supplies market, where you can pick up fabric, beads, buttons and other supplies. Entry by gold coin donation to Wildtalk, a new initiative to provide support for wild animal carers.

VIEW Club meeting

Belconnen Day: The next meeting is on Tuesday 11 February 12pm at Raiders Leagues Club, Holt. Cost: $30 for two-course lunch. There will be an election of office bearers for 2020. New members welcome. RSVP to Mary on 0414 529 563 or email [email protected] by 6 February.

Canberra Jung Society
Professor Bruce Stevens presents ‘The Unconscious Revisited’ on Friday 7 February 8pm at MacKillop Centre, 50 Archibald Street, Lyneham. Cost $15, concession $10. More info: 6241 1099 or CanberraJungSociety.org.au

Eckankar events
Sound of soul:
Experience some of the benefits of HU (the sound of soul): inner peace and calm, healing of the heart, divine love, expanded awareness, spiritual self-discovery and growth at an event on Friday 7 February 6-7pm Corroboree Scout Function Room, Patterson Street, Ainslie.

ECK light and sound service: Discover more about yourself, discuss spiritual topics and experiences with like-minded people, or simply listen on Sunday 9 February 9.30-10.30am at Northside Community Centre, Majura Hall, Rosevear Place, Dickson. Donations accepted. More info: eckankar.org or call 9212 2100 and leave a message for a call back.

Brindabella Trefoil Guild

Reminder: Brindabella Trefoil Guild members, the AGM is on Sunday 9 February 2pm at Wanniassa Guide Hall.

Living well with ME/CFS and Fibromyalgia

Learn breathing and relaxation techniques shown to improve energy levels and calm nerves in ME/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia, plus restorative yoga or gentle movement to soothe the body and mind, on Wednesday 12 February 10.30am at 170 Haydon Drive, Bruce. Conducted by experienced yoga teacher Robyn Harris, who has lived experience of CFS. More info: call the ACT ME/CFS Society on 6290 1984.

Pick up for Valentine’s

Looking for someone special? Trash won’t be the only thing you can pick up at this Valentine’s Day themed clean-up for singles. It’s the perfect place to meet someone who is as passionate about the environment as you are. Drinks and nibbles included. This is a free event that will take place on Saturday 15 February at Lake Ginninderra. More info: www.trashgather.org

Garage and plant sale

Come along to Marymead’s Monster Garage and Plant Sale on Saturday 15 February 9am-1pm at 255 Goyder Street, Narrabundah. There will be plants, books, toys, clothing and bric-a-brac for sale with all proceeds going towards Marymead helping vulnerable children, young people and families. More info: call Cass on 6162 5800 or email  [email protected]

Blues jam

Moondog Blues Band will host Blues Jam on Sunday 16 February 1-4.30pm at Harmonie German Club (49 Jerrabomberra Avenue, Narrabundah). Canberra Blues Society is a non-profit organisation which promotes and supports blues music and musicians across the Canberra region; canberrabluessociety.com.au

Raise your voice

Sing Australia is a community group that meets weekly at various times and venues, for singing and social interaction. They entertain at local aged care facilities, fetes and other local community events. New members can come and try ‘three visits for free’ and there are no auditions. More info: singaustralia.com.au

National Pet Adoption Day

On Saturday 15 February, PETstock stores around Australia will play host to local rescue groups and animals as part of its sixth annual National Pet Adoption Day, to help find loving forever homes for local rescue pets. PETstock Assist’s 2019 National Pet Adoption Day saw more than 1,000 animals across Australia re-homed, a number they’re hoping to exceed this year. All pets available for adoption receive up-to-date vaccines, are desexed and have undergone a full health assessment.

SPARK program

SPARK, in partnership with the Canberra Institute of Technology, will deliver a new and innovative skills development program which will give participants a taste of what working in the aged care, disability and individual support sector would be like. This program will start Tuesday 10 March and run four days a week for 13 weeks. It will be a combination of theory, practical hands-on learning and industry work placement. Eligibility criteria apply. An enrolment session will be held on Tuesday 25 February 10.30am at CIT Tuggeranong. It is mandatory that all individuals seeking to be on the program attend this session. To find out more, contact Ashleigh on 1800 316 90 or email [email protected]

DonateLife Walk

Gift of Life’s DonateLife Walk 2020 is a free event on Wednesday 26 February 6.45am for 7am start at Rond Terrace, Commonwealth Park. The walk is sponsored by the Organ and Tissue Authority and supported by the ACT Government. Entries are open online at giftoflife.asn.au; for more information on organ and tissue donation in Australia, visit donatelife.gov.au

Seniors tap dancing

Silver Treads seniors’ tap dancing group for 55 years and over meet on a Wednesday afternoon in Belconnen in school terms for fun, fitness and friendship. Classes are for beginners through to the more experienced tapper. More info: call 0432 062 379 or email [email protected]

Clogging for kids

Children aged 6-15 years are welcome to try clogging; first class is free and shoes supplied. Clogging is like tap dancing, but more relaxed and much easier to learn. No leotards, casual clothes and no exams. Classes Mondays at Kambah. More info: call Louise on 0411 270 410.