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This week we’ve also found lots of great free stuff in your community including the Walk In her Shoes event in Western Australia to a free space documentary in Melbourne. Queenslanders can win a double pass to the Antenna Documentary Film Festival and if you're prepared to travel to the NSW South Coast we have 2 tickets to the River Cottage Cooking School. Don't forget this weekend is your last chance to catch Floriade in the national’s capital.

If you’re holding an event in your community, please let us know so we can share with other members!

 NSW/VIC – River Cottage Cooking School – (WIN TICKETS)

We're thrilled to offer 2 tickets to ‘Cook with Kelly’ - Saturday, 12th November.

Classes go from 10am to 4.30pm. They include morning tea, lunch and a tour of the RCA farm.

Kelly will teach you how to make the following yummies from scratch:

* Home made butter

* Twisted bread with kale pesto

* Garden ravioli with home made ricotta, burnt butter and garlic chive blossoms

* Home cured bacon

* Rhubarb jam

* Brioche donuts

All of the teachers specialise in different things in our class - mine is all about what we can harvest and cook with from the RCA garden, and what we can source locally and seasonally.

We also do cheese making, nose to tail and butchery, a pastry class including choux pastry, tartlets and a 6 foot long strudel, and of course Paul West specialises in River Cottage recipes.


Where: The River Cottage Australia farm is located in Central Tilba, approximately 5 hours south from Sydney, 7.5 hours from Melbourne and 3 hours from Canberra

Cost: $225 - $295 per class

To go into the draw to win two tickets to this great event email using RIVER COTTAGE in the subject line. (please note this prize does not include transport to or from Tilba)


CARE Australia is an amazing not-for-profit organisation that sets out to "Defend Dignity & Fight Poverty" on a global scale, not just Australia. They have volunteers all over the world hoping to achieve this goal & now they are inviting all Australians to take part in the 'Walk in Her Shoes' campaign. 

Between the 10th to the 23rd of October; walkers, runners and joggers are invited to register and partake in a challenge set by themselves for the good of others. Over 13 days you choose a distance between 10-150 kilometres to achieve collectively over the time period. You can share the campaign amongst your friends, family, work colleagues and so on and see your contribution rise as you get active. 

When: 10th - 23rd of October


Where: Anywhere & Everywhere

Cost: Free to register. Donations appreciated



Last week we brought you news of the The Draconid Meteor shower gracing Victorian skies and in keeping with the space theme we have a great free event on for Melburnians tomorrow (Sat October 15).  

The Boeing Company is celebrating its 100th birthday this year, and as part of the celebrations, it has sponsored a documentary series - The Age of Aerospace. There have been major advances in civilian, military and space technology over the past century, including pioneering aircraft designs like the B-17 Flying Fortress and 747 jetliner to the Space Launch System that will take mankind to Mars and beyond.

When: 11.00am - 3.15pm on Saturday 15th October


Where: Building 80, Level 2, Room 7, 445 Swanston Street, Melbourne

Cost: FREE


Antenna Documentary Film Festival launches in Brisbane from Wednesday 26 to Sunday 30 October, with a selection of 10 ground-breaking documentaries from around the world.  

This year’s line up has more strands across all forms of non-fiction cinema than ever before, demonstrating the breadth and depth of documentary filmmaking today.

The Antenna Documentary Film Festival runs from 11-16 October 2016 in Sydney, 26-30 October in Brisbane and 2-6th November in Melbourne. Tickets can be purchased at

Weds 26-Sun30 October 
New Farm Cinemas, New Farm

General Admission – Adult $19.50, Concession $16
Multi Passes – 5 films: $85, 10 films: $155

If you'd like to win a double pass, email me at using QUEENSLAND as the subject line.


Just 25 minutes from Hobart is a zoo like no other. The day trip to Zoodoo Wildlife Park will take your animal encounter to the next level. It’s a fantastic place to spend the day with plenty of attractions for kids and adults alike. 

When: Open 7 days, 9am to 5pm


Cost: Adult (13 years and above) - $25 / Seniors - $22 / Child (3 to 12 years) - $13


The Darwin Trailer Boat Club is very proud to support The Territory Walks Against Hunger fundraiser! Each year around 40,000 Northern Territorians experience food insecurity and hunger. The fundraiser is an opportunity for you to contribute to Foodbank NT and their work to overcome the challenge of hunger in the NT.

Register Now: It’s easy! Simply visit to register


ACT – FLORIADE (What’s On Only)

Floriade is a celebration of spring held annually at Commonwealth Park, on the shores of Lake Burley Griffin. The park is taken over each year with raised garden beds full of tulips and springtime flowers for as far as the eye can see. All year, gardeners and horticulturists prepare the beds around the park and plant over one million bulbs, timed to bloom throughout the month of Floriade.

There are also market stalls, food trucks, cooking demonstrations, children's activities, rides, sculptural displays and exhibitions. This event is a highlight for Canberra's tourism industry, with over 400,000 people attending the event annually.

When: Floriade is open 9am – 5pm Mon to Fri, 9am – 5:30pm Weekends


Where: Commonwealth Park, Parkes, Canberra,

Cost: free



Side-splitting slapstick, pie filled faces and scantily clad bathing beauties epitomise the glory days of the early 1900's silent movie era. Celebrating their 50th year of performances, Northern Light Theatre Company will recreate the mayhem, laughter and calamity of it all presenting Jerry Herman and Michael Stewart's "Mack & Mabel". 

When: October 14-29th, 2016


Where: The Shedley Theatre, 10 Playford Boulevard, Elizabeth SA 5112

Cost: $30 Adults, $25 Children, $90 Family



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