10) Queanbeyan & District Preschool Association Trivia Night
Join in the fun and help raise funds for the Preschool! Money will go towards things like an outdoor stage for the kids, a sensory garden, smart boards, new fences and other resources. A child free event.
August 12, doors open from 6pm with trivia kicking off at 7:30pm
Queanbeyan Kangaroo Football Club, cnr Richard Ave & Stuart St
www.eventbrite.com.au (search: Queanbeyan Preschool Trivia)
9) Breakfast with the Alpacas
Meet over 200 alpacas and llamas and feed them treats (bring finely sliced carrots)! Bring your own picnic breakfast and mingle with these gentle and inquisitive animals. Bookings essential.
August 13 from 8am
2771 Sutton Road, Sutton
Cost: $25 for 4-6 people & $30 for 1-3 people
8) Science in ACTion
As part of Science Week, learn about the future of our Earth, ecosystems, technology and energy. Discover secrets of the past from an archaeologist or forensic scientist. Walk inside a virtual plant cell, meet scientists who conserve our plants and animals and learn how renewable energies can protect the earth’s climate. There’ll also be puzzles, microscopes and slime!
August 12 10am-4pm
Old Bus Depot Markets, 21 Wentworth Ave, Kingston
7) Big Book Fair
The Woden Seniors’ BIG Book Fair is set to be the biggest one yet! Check out the huge range of fiction, non-fiction, children’s books, magazines, puzzles, postcards, vinyl records, DVDs, CDs and games! The President’s table will feature old and collectable books.
August 11-13 10am-4pm
12 Corinna St, Phillip
Cost: entry by gold coin donation
6) Brick Expo
One for all the lego lovers! A must-see exhibition of rare and unique Lego creations by interstate and local collectors and modellers. There’s hundreds of static, moving and robotic models in themes like Star Wars, trains, planes, space ships, racing cars, monuments and sculptures. Get inspired for your next creation!
August 11 1:30pm-6pm, August 12 9am-6pm & August 13 9am-4:30pm
Hellenic Club, Matilda St, Woden
Cost: Adult $12, Concession $6, Child $6, Family (1 adult + 3 kids) $24, Family (2 adults + 2 kids) $30
5) All Breeds Cat Show
Meet many different breeds of cats and their breeders at the Cool Country Cat Club’s inaugural Championship Cat Show! Check out the enormous Maine Coon to the popular Birman to the rare Peterbald and many more! Judges from NZ, QLD & NSW and Olympian Alicia Coutts will look over the perfectly presented cats and kittens to find the best!
August 12 10:30am-3pm
Harmonie German Club, Jerrabomberra Ave, Narrabundah
Cost: entry by gold coin donation
4) Tastes of Two Regions
This event brings the wine and food of King Valley and Rutherglen to Canberra! There’ll be lots happening at the festival, with over 200 wines to taste, entertainment, masterclasses and lots of food. Meet producers, find a new favourite wine and enjoy the top cuisine.
August 13 10am-5pm
Pialligo Estate, 18 Kallaroo Rd, Pialligo
3) Flying High in the Googong Sky
Check out the host of new flying friends including a giant whale shark, dragons, a stingray, bunny rabbits, astronauts and a flying pig! Bring a kite and join in the fun! Enjoy a sausage sizzle or your own picnic while a DJ provides the entertainment!
August 13 11am-2pm
Rockley Oval, Googong
2) Canberra Craft & Quilt Fair
This fair has everything you can think of for crafters with a range of exhibits, workshops, classes and displays. It has everything from knitting, patchwork, beading, sewing and heaps more! Take your shopping bags and go nuts!
August 10-13 10am-4:30pm
Exhibition Park, Flemington Rd, Mitchell
Cost: Tickets range from $9-$61
1) Science Week
There’s a stack of events happening in Canberra for Science Week! Check out student projects, a range of workshops, lectures and exhibitions. Learn about a range of topics like the physics of beer, astronomy and what research is happening at the Arboretum. Learn how to play basketball with leaf blowers and race water rockets! There’s something for everyone.
Various locations around Canberra
Cost: check website for details