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)

Cost: $15

 

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

https://www.facebook.com/events/1869761560015093/

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

www.scienceweek.net.au

Cost: free!

 

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

www.wodenseniors.org.au

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

www.brickexpo.com.au

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

http://communityswitch.com.au/events/view/16820/all-breeds-cat-show/

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

www.tastesoftworegions.com.au

Cost: $35pp

 

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

Googong.net

Cost: free!

 

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

http://www.craftfair.com.au/wp/Canberra/

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.

August 12-20

Various locations around Canberra

www.scienceweek.net.au

Cost: check website for details