10 things to do in Ginninderry this July

It may be chilly out there, but there is still plenty to do in the vibrant community of Ginninderry this July.

From ways to meet your local community, learn something new, be inspired, or get the heart pumping, here’s what’s on this month:

Snap and win

Love taking pictures of your local community? The second #MyGinninderry Photography Competition is on now, calling for locals to snap pics in and around Ginninderry. No fancy camera is needed, and the competition is open to all ages and abilities. Just choose your best shots, and email them in or post to social media with the hashtag #MyGinninderry. Prizes include a night’s stay for two in the tiny house at Mt Majura Vineyard, plus vouchers for GoBoat Canberra, Café Stepping Stone, and the Strathnairn Arts Association shop. Winners announced 10 August.

Until 12 July | Anywhere in Ginninderry | More information here.

The Repair Café

Got something that’s in need of repair? Repair Cafe is a monthly opportunity to work with repairers to learn how to mend anything, from clothing, lamps, toasters, kettles, smart phones and many other things. Anyone is welcome to pop along and learn some new skills or just catch up for a cuppa with your neighbours.

Sunday 2 July, 1 pm – 3:30 pm | The Link, 1 McClymont Way, Strathnarin | More information here.

Get bendy

Wind down every Thursday evening at a yoga class. You don’t need any experience – just head along for the slow flow class that will help melt away tension, build strength and mobility, and give you a chance to recharge. Take along a yoga mat, water bottle and comfy clothes. Classes are $15 per person, or $10 for concessions, or save when you pre-purchase classes.

Every Thursday, 7.15pm to 8.15pm | The Link, 1 McClymont Way, Strathnarin | More information here.

Sharon Goddard Exhibition

Despite the cool weather, do you find yourself dreaming of the beach? In her new exhibition Coast at Strathnairn Arts, emerging artist Sharon Goddard explores the connection between people and the sea. Her series of pastels show her fascination with the movement of water and the infinite differences in each wave.

Wednesday 5 July until Sunday 30 July | 90 Stockdill Drive, Holt | More information here.

Try Afrofusion Drumming

Why not try your hand at Afrofusion drumming? Master drummer Charles will lead this free, hands-on workshop, where participants get to try their hand at lively Afrofusion drumming—no prior experience necessary. Just wear your comfy clothes, take along a bottle of water, and make sure you pre-register so they can make sure there is a drum for you. Refreshments will be provided. And you can also hang around after the class for a 30 minute Afrofusion dance class. And if you love it, Afrofusion fitness classes are held every Saturday morning at 8am. Lessons cost $15 each or $120 per term.

Saturday 15 July, 2pm – 4pm | The Link, 1 McClymont Way, Strathnarin | Book here. [The link to the booking page is broken]

Meagan Kopatz Exhibition

As a child, Meagan Kopatz spent hours watching her grandmother paint. Decades later, she decided to try her own hand at it, and taught herself to pain. Her exhibition at Strathnairn Arts, The Gift She Gave, is a series of watercolours and acrylics showing her process of learning, and enjoying the joyful connection back to her grandmother.

Wednesday 5 July until Sunday 30 July |  90 Stockdill Drive, Holt | More information here.

Soccer in the Park

End your weekends with a kick around in the park. Every Sunday night is soccer in the park, and all ages and abilities are welcome to turn up and meet their Ginninderry neighbours, get the heart pumping, and have a fun social match.

Every Sunday, 7 pm – 8 pm | Paddy’s Park, Asimus Avenue, Strathnairn | More information here.

Gardening Club

Have a green thumb plus a few spare hours during your week? Join the friendly Strathnairn Arts gardening club. Every Tuesday morning, their team of volunteers tackles a range of gardening tasks to help keep the property safe and looking beautiful. Recently, they planted over 2000 bulbs and annuals around the Homestead for Strathnairn to participate in Floriade this spring.

Every Tuesday morning | 90 Stockdill Drive, Holt | More information here.

Group Fitness Classes

Get your heart pumping and join the weekly group fitness classes at Paddy’s Park. During the one hour class, join in with the group as you work your way through a range of exercises with battle ropes, resistance bands, dumbbells or weighted balls. Classes are $15 per person.

Every Sunday, 8.30am | Paddy’s Park, Asimus Avenue, Strathnairn | More information here.

Strathnairn Playgroup

Do you have a little one under five? Every Friday morning during the school term, the Strathnairn Playgroup meets at The Link, with indoor and outdoor options depending on the weather. Meet other parents and kids from the neighbourhood and enjoy a morning of fun and new activities. To attend, register for free with ACT Playgroups.

Friday 28 July, 9.30am-11am | The Link, 1 McClymont Way, Strathnarin | More information here.

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