Inspiration for your October calendar

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As the weather warms up, so too does the range of events and activities on offer around Ginninderry!

Whether you’re keen to learn a new skill, connect with community or get active, you’ll find something to suit.

Senthan Ponniah Photography exhibition

Stop by The Link to see Senthan Ponniah’s stunning landscape photography exhibition.

Senthan is an anaesthetist who has called Canberra home for 25 years. His profession requires a calm and focused approach, and his hobby of landscape photography allows him to unwind and appreciate the beauty of nature.

This exhibition features stunning images captured from his travels. His passion for photography has provided a renewed appreciation for the natural world and a greater understanding of the importance of preserving our environment. He hopes these photographs inspire exploration of beauty that is often hidden in plain sight.

Showing until 29 October | The Link, 1 McClymont Way, Strathnairn |

Bronze Casting Course

Unleash your creativity at Ginninderry! Join renowned sculptor, Alex Kosmas, for a Bronze Casting Course at Strathnairn Arts this October.

Over three weekends, you’ll learn the basics of casting, direct wax modelling, investment moulding process, bronze casting and finishing (chasing), and patination.

All skill levels are welcome.

October 14, 15, 21, 22, 28 and 29, 9 am – 2 pm | Strathnairn Arts Association, 90 Stockdill Drive, Holt | Find out more here

Salon Canberra x Inspire Ideas Forum: 3000 Days

Join Salon Canberra for a conversation with botanical artist Sharon Field about the impacts of climate change on local and global plant habitats.

In 2021, the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change found that the world is likely to surpass its most ambitious climate target – limiting warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius above preindustrial temperatures – by the early 2030s. Beyond that threshold, scientists have found, climate disasters will become so extreme that people will not be able to adapt.

As a protest to accepting the inevitable and as a means to continuing the conversation, Sharon set out to draw or paint one plant per day over the next 3000 days, the number of days between Earth Day 2022 and 2030.

Join Catherine Carter, Sharon Field, Ginninderry Conservation Trust and the wider community to hear more about the scroll – one that will eventually measure 70 metres in length – and what’s being done in our backyard and further afield to right the wrongs of climate change and the impact it will have on the way we live.

Wednesday 18 October, 6 – 8.30pm | The Link, 1 McClymont Way, Strathnairn

Gardening in small spaces with Ainslie Urban Farm

Join Fiona Buining and explore the basics of gardening and how to properly care for your plants.

Designed for beginner gardeners and anyone interested in growing their own food, no matter how small your garden or balcony is!

Learn how to maximise your growing area, whether you have a balcony, patio or even just a windowsill.

Saturday 21 October, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm  | The Link, 1 McClymont Way, Strathnairn | Tickets from Eventbrite

Strathnairn Arts Open Day

Come and discover Canberra’s best-kept secret at its annual Open Day this October.

Sitting on a picturesque 23-acre block on Canberra’s outskirts with uninterrupted views of the Brindabella Ranges, Strathnairn Arts has been home to a variety of world-renowned artists since its transformation from a working homestead to an arts facility in the 1970s.

With over 20 artist studios, a working foundry, ceramics studio, three galleries, SHOP and a cafe, this gem of a place is only 20 minutes from the centre of town and a magical place to visit.

Sunday 22 October, 10 am to 2 pm | Strathnairn Arts Association, 90 Stockdill Drive, Holt |

Peace Education Program

This empowering video-based workshop is perfect for anyone looking to discover their inner strength. Offering participants the opportunity to focus and reflect on reaching their own understanding of peace, you’ll reflect, discuss, and work through activities that feature excerpts from author Prem Rawat’s presentations (that touch on the themes of Peace, Appreciation, Inner Strength, Self-awareness, Clarity, Understanding, Dignity, Choice, Hope, and Contentment).

Every Wednesday, 12 pm – 1 pm | The Link, 1 McClymont Way, Strathnairn | More information here.

Change up your fitness routine with Taekwon-Do Classes

No experience is necessary for this special class – you just need to be willing to have a go! Taught by Patrick Steele, everyone over the age of six is welcome (including beginners), and the class will accommodate all fitness levels—from those who have previous Taekwon-Do experience to those who can’t touch their toes. Running Monday and Friday evenings, enrolment for one term is $100 per student, with family discounts available. Make sure to book in quickly!

Every Monday and Friday, 6 pm – 7 pm | The Link, 1 McClymont Way, Strathnairn | More information here.

Tap into your zen with yoga classes

Get bendy during Thursday evenings 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, 7.15 pm – 8:15 pm | The Link, 1 McClymont Way, Strathnairn | More information here.

Have a yarn with Good Omen Goodeze

Want to learn a new skill or get back into a hobby you used to love? Local community needle craft group Good Omen Goodeze is hosting an afternoon full of knitting and crochet—and you’re invited. Pop in for a cup of tea and a chat with the passionate members and use the opportunity to make something special to take home or to donate to those in need at the Canberra Hospital. All supplies are provided – you just need to bring yourself!

Every Friday afternoon, 1 pm – 3 pm | The Link, 1 McClymont Way, Strathnairn | More information here.

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