Seven ways to celebrate spring in Ginninderry this September

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Spring is in the air and Ginninderry is blooming with things to do – from exploring walking tracks to enjoying Paddys Park.

But there are also plenty of organised events designed to enrich your Ginninderry story. Here are seven ways to celebrate spring this September—from changing up your fitness routine to discovering your inner strength.

Repair Café

Got something that’s in need of repair? Thanks to SEE-Change, Uniting Care Kippax, and Canberra Environment Centre, the Repair Cafe is a monthly opportunity to work with repairers to learn how to mend anything, from clothing, lamps, toasters, kettles, smartphones 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. And if you have a handy skill, you can even volunteer to help out!

Sunday 6 September, 1 pm – 3:30 pm | The Link, 1 McClymont Way, Strathnairn | More information here.

Dera Night—Our Health, Our Way

This event aims to increase equity by celebrating women holistically prioritising their overall health and well-being in a fun-filled, safe, and social environment. From health discussions to food, music, dance, and giveaways, this community event is for everyone interested in improving health outcomes for all women.

Friday 8 September, 6:30 pm – 10 pm | The Link, 1 McClymont Way, Strathnairn | More information here.

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.

Paul Toms: Re-emerge

Artist Paul Tom is finding a new normal. Exploring the idea of what it is to ‘re-emerge’, this special exhibition at Strathnairn Arts features a variety of his work—including media from his previous practice and more recent bodies of work. From oil on paper to mixed media on timber, expect to see unique views on a confusing topic.

Until Sunday, 24 September | Strathnairn Arts Association, 90 Stockdill Drive, Holt | More information here.

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