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Saturday, January 23, 2021

Have you heard? The Lifeline Canberra Southside Bookfair is back!

The Lifeline Canberra Southside Bookfair is back!

Lifeline Canberra invites all Canberrans to visit the Southside Bookfair on Thursday 10 to Sunday 13 December at Tuggeranong Southern Cross Stadium. Open 9am-4pm Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, 9am-6pm Friday (9-11am seniors card upon entry). The Bookfair is registered as a COVID Safe event and due to restrictions, there will be limited numbers allowed at the venue. With books, games, puzzles, DVDs, CDS, sheet music and so much more, everyone can find their perfect item at the Lifeline Canberra Southside Bookfair. Entry is by gold coin donation. All proceeds go directly to the Lifeline Canberra 13 11 14 crisis support and suicide prevention service. Cash and electronic payments accepted. More info: lifelinecanbera.org.au

GIVIT donation of the week: Gardening tools   

Heading to the one-year anniversary of the black summer bushfires, communities are optimistically looking to the future and finding ways to bring tourism and life back to their small towns. One community in the greater capital region has the opportunity to re-create their local creek scape which was destroyed in the fires and is now overgrown with weeds and blueberry bushes. A support organisation is looking to partner with a youth group to clear and revitalise the natural space. They are in need of any secondhand, good condition gardening tools including shovels, wheelbarrows, gardening gloves, pickaxes, pruning shears and trowels. With the aid of these tools, this community can create something that will bring hope and joy after an extremely devastating year. Donations can be picked up by or posted to the organisation. To donate, visit givit.org.au/donate-items, search by category “Gardening Tools” to view requests located in your area (select 100km range from your postcode if based in Canberra). After you pledge the item, you will be contacted by the relevant organisation to arrange pick-up, post or drop-off. GIVIT supports more than 350 charities and community groups across the Capital Region by matching your items with people who need them most.

Music at Midday

Major Darren Cole and the Royal Military College Band will return to Canberra Theatre Centre on 8 December for the first live Music at Midday concert since March, featuring a mix of Christmas classics, big band hits and musical surprises and with all donations benefiting Ronald McDonald House. Entry to Music at Midday is via gold coin donation, and all attendees will be required to register their details with the Canberra Theatre Centre Box Office for COVID contact tracing. Free registration essential; call the Box Office on 6275 2700.

Free online pelvic floor workshops

Women of all ages are invited to attend this free online workshop presented by a Physiotherapist from Canberra Health Services on Tuesday 8 December 1-3pm. This workshop is targeted to women who are experiencing continence or pelvic floor concerns as well as those who are wishing to prevent them. This workshop will provide education and practical self-help strategies that may be implemented straight away all in the comfort of your own home. This workshop will cover issues relating to: Pelvic floor muscles; Bladder and bowel control/incontinence; Bladder and bowel prolapse; Concerns pre/post gynaecological surgery. Bookings are essential: Please contact the Community Heath Intake Team on 5124 9977 so an individual email with the online link can be sent to you.

VIEW Club

Belconnen Day: The next meeting will be a Christmas lunch on 8 December 11.45am at the Raiders Leagues Club, Hardwick Cres, Holt. Entertainment will be provided by The Elderly Bros. Cost: $30 for two-course lunch. RSVP to Mary on 0414 529 563 or email [email protected] by Thursday 3 December. Please note no names can be taken after this date.

Canberra Model Shipwrights Society

Canberra Model Shipwrights Society advises anyone interested in making model ships that while they have been in the Covid-19 doldrums, now things are improving, they are hopeful to be able to set sail again, with a full crew, early in the New Year. The Society will be meeting on the third Tuesday of each month at the Community Room, Melba Uniting Church, Conley Drive, Melba. For further details, visit canberramodelshipwrights.org.au

Tarago ute & boot sale

Come to the Tarago Show Society’s Ute & Boot Sale on Saturday 5 December 9am-1pm at the Tarago Showground, Braidwood Road, Tarago NSW (2km south). $20 per site, payable on entry. To book a stall, email [email protected] or contact Tarago Show Society publicity officers: Jenni on 0429 200 456 or Leanne on 0447 810 188.

CWA Belconnen Christmas stall

Get in early for Christmas! Come along to the CWA Belconnen Christmas stall just outside Woolies at Charnwood Shops on Saturday 28 November from 9am for some wonderful handcrafted gifts and other goodies. Proceeds support CWA charities including disaster relief. 

Tuggeranong Repair Café

Repair Café opening Sunday 29 November 1-4pm at Tuggeranong Community Centre. Bring broken items for repair by volunteer fixers. More info: find Tuggeranong Repair Café on Facebook.

Coles supports Movember 

During November, Coles customers can purchase Movember-branded face masks, with a $3 donation from the sale of each mask going directly to the Movember Foundation to raise awareness of men’s health issues such as prostate cancer, testicular cancer and men’s suicide.  Coles will also match dollar for dollar all funds raised for Movember at supermarkets, Coles Express sites and Coles Liquor stores nationally up to the value of $1 million this month. Coles is donating 50c from the sale of every bottle of Choosy Beggars Cabernet Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc and Rosé sold at all Liquorland, First Choice Liquor Market and Vintage Cellar stores to the Movember Foundation. Coles Express is also donating 5c from a range of Coles Brand products (including water, bakery items and 2L milk); 50c from every regular coffee and muffin combo purchase; and $1 from every sandwich or Four’n Twenty Pie purchased with a 600ml Mount Franklin water.

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