Community Diary

Community Diary  is a community service providing churches and not-for-profit community groups free publicity for upcoming events.

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Little-Steps Ballroom Dancing for Kids Come and try day

Date: April 14, 2021

Huon Valley: FREE Come & Try!

Huon Valley: Come & Try Completely FREE!
DON’T MISS OUT! ONE. DAY. ONLY!

On Wednesday the 14th of April, Little-Steps Ballroom Dancing for Kids will be holding a completely FREE Come & Try day between 10am and 1pm.

Test out the dancing obstacle course, meet and quiz the instructors, and get amazing discount opportunities when you sign up with a friend! See you there!

WHY DANCING?

Do you want your child to grow up with good co-ordination, confidence, discipline, social interaction skills, respect for others, self respect, deportment and etiquette?

Silly question, of course you do!

Are you looking for an activity for your child to help with building their mental agility and neural development? Or one that allows them to create a healthy portal for releasing emotions and become more socially comfortable with themselves and others?

I’d be surprised if you said no!

Ballroom Dancing will teach your child all these things and the Adventures in Dance program makes learning them fun too. Don’t take our word for it, come see for yourself.

MORE INFO AT
www.long-steps.com/kids-classes
or call 0439 309 078

200 Years on a Mini Show on the lawns of Parliament House 16 April

Date: April 16, 2021

200 years of agricultural showing in Hobart was to be  celebrated Wednesday April 14 with an event on the lawns of Parliament House where the Royal Hobart Show first began.

However due to forecast severe wather including up 100km/h winds gust the events has been delayed til Friday April 16 10.00am to 3.00pm.

 
The Show is one of Australia’s oldest annual events. With the permission of Parliament House, the day will feature a petting zoo, bullocks, a mini-Carnival, vintage machinery, and a historical display. There will also be a release of homing pigeons.
The mini-Show will be open to the public Friday April 16 from 10.00am to 3.00pm. “It should provide children with some great holiday entertainment,” said Scott Gadd, CEO of the Royal Agricultural Society of Tasmania.
“The occasion will be a chance to acknowledge our debt to all those who maintained and built the Show over the last 200 years,” said Mr Gadd.
“Most of them were volunteers, and that remains the case today – a striking example over two centuries of the people of the bush and the townies in Hobart who thought it important enough to come together and organise a showcase of the best that Tasmania has to offer the world.”
“While the economic focus in modern times moves to hi-tech and service industries, the fact remains that a successful and vibrant agricultural sector, and the food it produces, are the bedrock of everything else our community does,” said Mr Gadd.
“Without farming, cities simply can’t exist.”
Following the announcement of Government support for the redevelopment of the Showground, the 2021 Show will occur as normal at the Showground, Covid-19 allowing. However, the 2022 Show may need to find a new, temporary home.

TMAG Lift Off

Start date: April 13, 2021

End date: April 16, 2021

Lift Off! will kick off these April school holidays for four fun-packed days (and one awesome evening) of activities and events for kids of all ages.  From 13-16 April TMAG will be the place to be!

More   at https://www.tmag.tas.gov.au/learning_and_discovery/about_learning_and_discovery/childrens_festival

Porsche Display

Date: April 17, 2021

On Saturday, 17 April 2021, Porsche Club Tasmania “PCT” and Porsche Club Victoria “PCV” will have
a day celebrating all things Porsche.

We intend to commence with a display of around 65 Porsche Cars on the Lawns of Parliament House. The display will be open to the General Public, free of charge and will run from 9.00am – 1.00pm. (Covid compliance procedures will be adhered to).
The Display will include:
Classic Cars through the ages, dating back to the original Porsche 356 vehicles, built circa
1950’s;
Porsche iconic Cars being the traditional 911 variants & the top of the line GT Supercar
range, including current GT3 & GT4 models;
The only just released Porsche Taycan – the new Electric Car & the future of motoring.
In the afternoon, the Display vehicles will convoy to Baskerville Racecourse for a photoshoot on the
track ; then our visitors may experience laps of the track in their own vehicles.
On Saturday night, we are holding a combined Dinner for around 120 people at Salamanca Inn, to
cap off the day.

 

For more…Porsche Club of Tasmania

 www.porscheclubtasmania.com

Irish Ceili

Date: April 24, 2021

IRISH CEILI

A night of spirited Irish social dancing to vibrant traditional music by

No Rest for the Leprechaun

Ross Smithard – fiddle, Anna Talbot – bodhran and Matt Dames – guitar

with dance callers Sarah “Twinkletoes” Lewis and Fiona Henwood

SAT 24th APRIL ’21
7:15 for 7:30-11:30PM

ST JAMES HALL, 462 ELIZABETH ST, NEW TOWN
(off Rupert Ave, enter behind church)

$19 / $17 (conc)/ $16 (mem) / $10 (f/t student)
Online bookings preferred, at https://events.humanitix.com/irishceili

Newcomers and all ages welcome.
All dances are taught. No dancing experience or partner required.

Dress: Casual or Irish. Treat your feet and your ears.

BYO water bottle, cup & supper.

Irish Ceili dancing is fun, easy and social, done in a relaxed atmosphere.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1152612508517297

Anzac Day

Date: April 25, 2021

Anzac Day April 25 goes beyond the anniversary of the landing on Gallipoli in 1915.

It is the day on which we remember all Australians who served and died in war and on operational service.

 

http://www.rsltas.org.au/hobart-anzac-day-commemorations/

Bonsai Exhibition

Start date: May 1, 2021

End date: May 2, 2021

Bonsai Exhibition

The Bonsai Society of Southern Tasmania will be holding a Bonsai Exhibition on Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd of May 10 am to 4 pm at Hadley’s Orient Hotel in the John Webb and Leadlight rooms
Bonsai demonstrations, plants pots tools wire and Bonsai trees will be available for purchase
Entry is by Gold coin donation

Mother’s Day

Date: May 9, 2021

Mother’s Day  falls on Sunday, 9 May 2021  in Australia.

Many people appreciate their mothers or mother figures, which include stepmothers, relatives, guardians (eg. foster mothers), and close family friends.

Some organizations have Mother’s Day patrons who work together with the media and general community to raise awareness on Mother’s Day events that aim to raise funds for charitable or non-profit causes.

Mother’s Day events and activities may include:

  • Organized walks or runs to raise money for causes such as breast cancer research.
  • Visits to the zoo, movies, or botanical gardens, or other places of interest.
  • Breakfasts, brunches, lunches, afternoon teas or dinners at restaurants, cafes, or at home.
  • Handmade gifts or cards being presented to mothers or mother figures.
  • Flowers, chocolates, clothing, gift vouchers and other gifts that are given to mothers or mother figures.
  • Mother’s Day poems being printed, broadcast, or presented to mothers and mother figures.
  • Mother’s Day stories being publicized in magazines, newspapers, radio, television or the internet.

Many families may also spend the day having a picnic in the park or the beach on Mother’s Day, if the weather allows it.

Walk Safely to School Day

Date: May 14, 2021

Primary school aged children across Australia will make those important steps towards a healthier
future by participating in National Walk Safely to School Day on Friday 14 May 2021.
National Walk Safely to School Day is a community initiative that aims to raise awareness of the health, road safety,
transport and environmental benefits that regular walking (especially to and from school) can provide for the long  term well-being of our children. Apart from the physical benefits, regular walking also has a favourable impact on their cognitive and academic performance.

The annual event, now celebrating its 22nd anniversary, encourages primary school aged children to build walking into their daily routine, by walking to and from school, not just on Friday 14 May, but every day.

Harold Scruby, Chairman and CEO of the Pedestrian Council of Australia said: “The extremely disturbing childhood obesity epidemic continues to affect 1 in 4* children at critical levels across Australia.”
“Unless teachers, parents, carers and the community generally get behind this event and its objectives, this number will never decrease. The best exercise for all of us is regular walking. Children require at least 60 minutes per day of physical activity. We should encourage them to include walking at the beginning, during and end of each day”, he said.
The national initiative also promotes improved diets (by asking schools and P&Cs to Host a Healthy Breakfast),
positive environmental action, better use of public transport with reduced car-dependency and the vitally
important road safety message: “Until they are 10, children must always hold the hand of an adult when crossing the road”.
It also encourages parents and carers to walk more, reducing dangerous traffic congestion around schools, while
minimising the risk of Australian children developing heart disease and diabetes.

 

*ABS: National Health Survey: First Results, 2017-18
Top 5 tips for parents to get their kids walking to school:
1. Walk some or if you can, walk all the way to school
2. Get off the bus, train, or tram a few stops earlier and walk the rest of the way
3. Leave the car at least 1km away from school and walk the rest of the way
4. Set your alarm 30 minutes earlier to fit in a walk to school
5. If you can’t walk in the morning, walk home after school

City to Casino Fun Run and Walk

Date: May 16, 2021

THE  CITY TO CASINO FUN RUN & WALKTASMANIA’S ICONIC RUNNING EVENT.

ESTABLISHED IN 1972 IT IS THE OLDEST FUN RUN IN TASMANIA.

Held in May each year the event attracts over 3,000 participants of all ages and abilities. It offers four events across three courses, providing plenty of choice and opportunity for participants of all ages and abilities.

to enter or for more https://citytocasino.com.au/