GIVIT donation of the week: outdoor furniture
GIVIT assists an organization in ACT that supports financially and socially disadvantaged families. They are currently helping a family rebuild their lives after experiencing hardship and losing their home and many belongings. The organization has helped them find a new home and needs help with outdoor furniture. The family has managed to get some essentials on their own, but need help furnishing their new home to feel safe again. Generous Canberrans can fund this request, and 100% of the money received by GIVIT is used to purchase outdoor furniture. To donate or fund this request, please visit www.givit.org.au/whats-needed, search keyword: outdoor furniture; Location: ACT. GIVIT supports over 400 charities and community groups in the Capital Region by matching your item or generosity with the people who need it most.
The Pet Gala
Move to New York and the Met Gala – Canberra hosts the Pet Gala! ACT Pet Crisis Support will be hosting this fundraising gala on Saturday October 29th at 6:30pm at the National Press Club, all funds raised will go directly towards emergency veterinary treatment for underprivileged and vulnerable local animals. Tickets for The Pet Gala are on sale via www.actpetcrisis.com. Tickets include all food, drink and entertainment. Tables of 10 get a group discount.
Motorcycle Awareness Week
The ACT Motorcycle Riders Association (MRA ACT) will be hosting the JOE Rider Rider Awareness Campaign during Motorcycle Awareness Week, October 17-22. How many times do we hear “Sorry mate, didn’t see you” from a motorist who has either run over a biker or just missed? A few years ago, MRA ACT decided to answer this question by organizing a week a year to raise awareness among cyclists on Canberra’s roads – expecting it to run the full 12 months thereafter . During Motorcycle Awareness Week, the biker awareness campaign, JOE Rider, starts with bikers wearing vests with ‘JOE’ on the back as they ride the streets of Canberra, being visible. We ask all road users in our community to search for JOE and record their sighting for a chance to win a prize. You will see JOE Rider not only around Canberra but possibly in Queanbeyan or around the ACT. Email your observations – when and where – to [email protected]. MRA ACT is committed to educating drivers on our roads and also reminds drivers to take responsibility for their safety on the roads – stay visible, be predictable and ride according to the conditions.
Franco-Australian Preschool Community Day
After a two-year hiatus, the Franco-Australian Preschool Community Festival will return on Saturday October 22 from 10am to 2pm, 31 Astrolabe Street, Red Hill. The party is an inclusive, fun and action-packed event that attracts over 800 attendees from across the ACT region as well as operators from across Australia. There will be entertainment, games, activities for children, stalls and food. More info: frenchaustralianpreschool.com.au
Thrive: A Celebration of Hope
Support and celebrate the University of Canberra’s outstanding achievements in groundbreaking cancer care research at the Thrive: A Celebration of Hope Luncheon on Friday 11 November from 12pm to 2pm at the National Press Club, Barton. Organized by Virginia Haussegger AM, the event will feature a roster of inspirational speakers, including local Canberrans who understand the importance of cancer care and survivorship, and a keynote address from the most requested speaker from Australia, Michael Crossland, sharing his inspiring story of overcoming extreme adversity. Tickets: $99 per person; $900 table of 10; canberra.edu.au/give/thrive-a-celebration-of-hope
Gungahlin Day: The next meeting will be on Wednesday 26th October at 11.45am at the Gungahlin Lakes Golf Club, Nicholls. Cost: $35 for a two-course lunch. Guest speaker: Estella Hutchinson, a professional doula, who guides and supports pregnant women during labour. RSVP to Hilary on 0407 556 460 by Sunday October 23 9pm.
Tuggeranong Party: The next meeting is October 26 at 6:30 p.m. at the Town Center Vikings Club, Greenway. Guest speaker: Annwyn Godwin from IPEA. Meals available. Contact Diana 0418 694 800.
Weston Creek: The next meeting will be on Tuesday 8th November at 11.30am at the Canberra Southern Cross Club, Woden. Cost: $35 for a two-course lunch. Guest speaker: Sue Owen of Heads Up Wigs and Hairpieces. RSVP to Barbara on 6286 4626 before Thursday, October 27 at 5 p.m.
Photo Collectors’ Day
On Sunday 30 October from 10.30am to 1.30pm, the Canberra Photographic Collectors’ Society will hold its Fiesta at the Canberra Irish Club, 6 Parkinson St, Weston. FREE ENTRANCE. This is your chance to buy or sell old and new photographic items. There will be digital and film cameras, both usable and collectible, accessories and photo books. You can book a sale table for $20 or have your item sold for you from the Club table. More info: call André at 0422 981 778 or email [email protected]
Dance club for LGBTIQ+ seniors in SpringOUT
Ainslie and Gorman Arts Centers, in partnership with All The Queens Men and Meridian, are proud to present the LGBTIQ+ Elders Dance Club as part of the annual SpringOUT festival on Saturday 12 November from 1-3pm at Ainslie Main Hall, Ainslie Arts Centre, Braddon. Free event. RSVP via www.ainslieandgorman.com.au