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My WeekendNotes - 205
In 2003, the devastating Canberra bushfires tore through and destroyed large areas of land that were occupied by pine pl... [more]
Cork is one thing we don't often think about. In fact, many of us really only think of cork when we open up a wine ... [more]
Easter is coming, Canberra! And that means meeting the Easter bunny and going on Easter eggs hunts and gorging ourse... [more]
Childhood obesity has become a major public health problem in Australia. The number of overweight children has increas... [more]
When it comes to decorating our homes for the holidays, Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year. Easter doesn't... [more]
19/03/2019 - 22/04/2019
Did you know that Australia is one of the most successful multicultural countries in the world? Nearly half (49 per cent... [more]
If you go down in the woods today, you're sure of a big surprise! But no, you won't find teddy bears having a picnic.... [more]
Have you ever read a book that made you laugh? What about a book set in Africa? Or a book that featured time travel? Or ... [more]
01/01/2019 - 31/12/2019
Once upon a time in Canberra, it wasn't unusual for people living on the same street to actually know one another. In fa... [more]
Easter is one of the big celebrations of our Western calendar year. It's a time when we have extra days off work and s... [more]
"An apple a day keeps the doctor away" goes the famous proverb that we all know from our childhoods. The apple is i... [more]
Rising almost 200 metres above the summit of Black Mountain, the white tower looms over the city, its long thin need... [more]
"Neighbours, everybody needs good neighbours. Just a friendly wave each morning, helps to make a better day..."" And so ... [more]
On July 21, 1969, a momentous event in the history of the human species took place. Two American astronauts - Neil Armst... [more]
Here in Canberra, the Canberra Theatre Centre is the well-known venue for plays, musicals, concerts, Shakespeare, and ot... [more]
It's apple season, Canberra! Our orchards are now bursting with delicious fruit and they're ripe for picking. And Tan... [more]
01/01/2019 - 31/05/2019
Did you know that some 400 000 Australians (with approximately 8000 ACT residents) have epilepsy? In fact, did you know... [more]
01/03/2019 - 30/03/2019
Pancake Day, or Shrove/Fat Tuesday as it's traditionally been known, falls this year on Tuesday, March 5. Essentially it... [more]
'The summer is over, the trees are all bare There is mist in the garden and frost in the air' Rose Fyleman Fare... [more]
01/03/2019 - 31/05/2019
Head out to the countryside and enjoy a relaxing day at the Loriendale Apple Orchard for their 29th annual Apple Day! ... [more]
Fifty years ago this year, some 600 million people watched as American astronaut Neil Armstrong walked on the surface of... [more]
Save the date, April 28, for Orangefeest, or Dutch Food & Culture day! Taking place at Albert Hall from 10am-4pm at ... [more]
Canberra Day is held every year on the second Monday in March to celebrate the official naming of Canberra, which took p... [more]
The popular German Markets are back for 2019! Taking place once again at the Harmonie German Club on Sunday March 24 ... [more]
The Canberra Balloon Spectacular returns this March, with more than thirty magnificent hot air balloons taking to the ... [more]
09/03/2019 - 17/03/2019
In William Shakespeare's tragedy,Hamlet, Hamlet's potential wife Ophelia goes mad after her father's death. Her father, ... [more]
14/12/2018 - 28/04/2019
Mount Stromlo Observatory has been carrying out astronomical observations for over 100 years. It has weathered two devas... [more]
Do your children love the ABC children's TV show, Fireman Sam? Do they want to be firefighters when they grow up? Then c... [more]
16/02/2019 - 29/06/2019
Taking place on Wednesday March 27 from 10am-12pm at Stromlo Forest Park, the World's Biggest Playgroup event (hosted by... [more]
Celebrate the Canberra Long Weekend at Westfield Woden with Taste. Shop. Play, a weekend full of fun, flavour, colour an... [more]
08/03/2019 - 10/03/2019
St Patrick's Day is held every year on March 17. It celebrates the church's feast day of Saint Patrick who brought Chris... [more]
'Polly likes these stripy seeds,' Grace said. 'What are they from?' 'Let's find out,' said Mrs Marino. Award winning... [more]
Canberra is not called the Bush Capital for nothing. Our city is dotted with parklands, nature reserves, green spaces, a... [more]
Our children grow up way too quickly. They may have just started preschool or kindergarten this year, but before you k... [more]
Gung hay fat choy, Canberra! Happy Chinese New Year! 2019 heralds in the very auspicious New Year of the Pig. Simpl... [more]
As the meeting place of the Parliament of Australia since 1988, Parliament House has been (and continues to be) the se... [more]
The new school year is just around the corner, but what if your child isn't going to school yet? What if they're still... [more]
Have you driven through your neighbourhood lately and noticed what looked like brightly coloured birdhouses standing in ... [more]
Dionysus was the ancient Greek god of the grape harvest, winemaking and wine. It's fitting then that he should have a wi... [more]
Lake Burley Griffin is Canberra's lake. Yes, there are two others, but Lake Burley Griffin is the centrepiece of our Bus... [more]
Since it first blasted onto our movie screens in 1977, Star Wars has had such a deep and profound impact on Western pop ... [more]
16/11/2018 - 10/06/2019
When you think of Australia's top wine regions, you usually think of the Hunter Valley, Barossa Valley, Clare Valley, Mc... [more]
"All right, but apart from the sanitation, the medicine, education, wine, public order, irrigation, roads, the fresh-wat... [more]
21/09/2018 - 03/02/2019
"And the secret garden bloomed and bloomed and every morning revealed new miracles"Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret G... [more]
28/11/2018 - 15/02/2019
All creatures scaly, slithery and slippery will return to the Australian National Botanic Gardens these school holid... [more]
14/01/2019 - 20/01/2019
The hugely popular Summer Sounds concert series returns to the Australian National Botanic Gardens in February 2019!... [more]
02/02/2019 - 10/02/2019
With school holidays and the long, sultry days of summer now upon us, it's time to follow that longstanding Canberra... [more]
The Christmas Eve midnight church service is one of the popular Christmas traditions of the Western Christian church... [more]
When I asked my little boy what his favourite season of the year was and why, he very firmly said to me, "Christmas. B... [more]
01/12/2018 - 25/12/2018
For Christians in Australia and around the world, the season of Christmas is (next to Easter) the biggest celebration of... [more]
01/12/2018 - 25/12/2018
The Christmas tree is without a doubt the quintessential symbol of Christmas around the world. For many of us, it doesn'... [more]
Hey everyone, you better watch out, you better not cry, you better not pout, I'm telling you why...because Santa has w... [more]
Join in the festive fun with award-winning Brisbane author Karen Tyrrell as she signs copies of her acclaimed 'Songbird'... [more]
For many people, Christmas is not the most wonderful time of the year. In fact, it's the time of the year when many peop... [more]
Come along for some festive fun to First Edition's Christmas Kids High Tea! Taking place on Monday December 17 from ... [more]
Come and meet 'Mamie', a gorgeous new picture book written by Canberra-based author Tania McCartney. 'Mamie' is based on... [more]
Celebrate Christmas Canberra style with Merry and Bright, the biggest celebration of the festive season in Canberra this... [more]
13/12/2018 - 24/12/2018
There's no doubt about it: Christmas is BIG in Canberra! And the events keep on coming. We've already told you about up... [more]
Child Players ACT will be presenting 'Pied Piper the Musical', based on the much-loved classic story, in the January sch... [more]
16/01/2019 - 19/01/2019
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