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Earth Hour – Saturday, March 25 8.30-9.30pm (local time)

Earth Hour launched in Sydney in 2007, with 2.2 million people and 2,100 businesses participating in the ‘lights off’ event. Just one year later, Earth Hour became a global phenomenon with over 35 countries, and an estimated 50-100 million people … Continue reading

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International Women’s Day – March 8

While International Women’s Day is often seen as a day to celebrate women, and their achievements, it is important not to lose sight of the political edge that this day has always had. The earliest Women’s Day observance was held … Continue reading

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midsumma celebration

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National Tree Day

Last Sunday, July 31, was National Tree Day. While some groups planted 100’s of trees, we planted just one: a carefully chosen Eucalyptus crenulata.  We will be able to see it from the windows in the Learning Centre and when … Continue reading

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Today, October 16 is World Food Day

In Australia, when it comes to food we are so fortunate.  There is an abundance of fresh fruit and vegetables, the range of foods is enormous, the quality is high, food handling standards are strict, and the influence of many … Continue reading

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A Prayer for New Year

Crackers pop and Catherine wheels spin where once bells would have rung to declare New Year has begun. Here in this bright,  shiny time we have, again, the chance to check our place in the universe, to realign and chart … Continue reading

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September 21 – Be Heard!

MELBOURNE  When: 11am, Sunday 21st September 2014 Where: Meet at State Library, march to Treasury Gardens RSVP: http://act.350.org/event/peoples_climate/7675

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NAIDOC Week – July 6-13

NAIDOC Week is held each year in the first full week of July. It is a time to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and it is an opportunity to recognise the contributions that Indigenous Australians make to our … Continue reading

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First Soul Craft Session coming up – June 18

“Do art, no matter how well or badly…it feeds the soul.”  Kurt Vonnegut.   Sit and sew, create or mend, talk and share. Come and join us to make things with heart and soul.  The four workshops explore simple stitching, dyeing with … Continue reading

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Sorry Day

The theme for 2014 is ‘SORRY. Still Living on Borrowed Time! National Sorry Day is a very significant day for Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and particularly for Stolen Generations survivors. The idea of holding a ‘Sorry Day’ … Continue reading

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