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January 25-26 Australia Day celebrations
2010 is shaping up to be a fantastic celebration where Australians come together in Canberra to celebrate
what's great about being in the nation's capital on Australia Day. Highlights will include the Australian of the
Year Awards and Australia Day Live Concert on January 25. Commonwealth Park will be the place to be with
a big breakfast, flag raising and Citizenship Ceremony, the ever-popular children's festival, great bands and
entertainment and to finish it off, the Australia Day fireworks finale over Lake Burley Griffin.
Phone: 13 22 81 Website: www.events.act.gov.au Cost: Free
January 28-31 ActewAGL Royal Canberra Ladies
Bentham Street, Yarralumla
Don't miss this 54-hole Official Order of Merit event on the Australian Ladies Professional Golf Tour. See top class
golf at its best. High profile golfers including Laura Davies and Nikki Campbell will be there.
Phone: 02 6281 3882 Website: www.actewaglroyalcanberraladiesclassic.com.au Cost: Free-$10
February 5-7 National Multicultural Festival
Eat, drink, laugh and dance your way around the world at the National Multicultural Festival 2010. Celebrate
difference, share traditions and see performances from all parts of the world. There will be comedy, performance
art, food and wine stalls, street parties, live music, circus-style acts and more.
Phone: 02 6207 6275 Website: www.multiculturalfestival.com.au Cost: Free
February 12 Valentine's Day at the Library
National Library of Australia
Celebrate Valentine's Day with world-renowned romance writer Valarie Parv, as she discusses the creative process
of writing a romance novel. This special event will be followed by a screening of the Australian romantic comedy
Paperback Hero (M15+), starring Hugh Jackman and Claudia Karvan. Book signing and refreshments are included
and the event will run from 5-9pm. Phone: 02 6262 1271 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Cost: $10
The 'Dunera Boys': 70 years on
Visitor Centre, National Library of
This National Library collection-in-focus display coincides with the 70th anniversary of the arrival of HMT Dunera
to Australia in September 1940. The Dunera carried over 2500 German and Austrian internees escaping
the horrors of Nazi Germany. Classified as 'enemy aliens' and interned in camps in rural New South Wales
and Victoria, they become known as the 'Dunera Boys'. The internees' story is one of survival, ingenuity and
achievement. Many 'Dunera Boys' stayed in Australia after the war, making significant contributions to Australian
society in many different fields. Phone: 02 6262 1111 Website: www.nla.gov.au Cost: Free
February 20 Lantern making workshop
Griffin Centre, Genge Street,
The Lantern Making Workshop will be held from 1-3pm at the Griffin Centre. Participants will be taught how to
make a variety of Chinese Lanterns. Lanterns made at the workshop will be eligible for the hand-made lantern
competition at the Lantern Festival on February 27. Materials are supplied but participants are asked to bring a
ruler, scissors, pencil and a cutting board. Bookings are essential.
Phone: 02 6254 7732 Email: email@example.com Cost: $3 per person
February 21 Movie Extra Tropfest 2010
Barrine Drive, Parkes
Join the largest audience outside of Sydney for the 18th annual screening of Movie Extra Trospfest. The 16 finalist
films will be screened via satellite from Sydney. There will be great live music and pre-show entertainment, giant
screens and a great selection of food and drinks for sale.
Phone: 132 281 Website: www.tropfest.com Cost: Free
ActewAGL Royal Canberra Show
Exhibition Park, Canberra
The award-winning ActewAGL Royal Canberra Show features more than 150 attractions, 5000 animals, and
450 trade displays as well as 1500 competitors. Come along and be entertained, excited and educated by the
hundreds of attractions at the ActewAGL Royal Canberra Show. Phone: 02 6241 2478 Website: www.rncas.
org.au Cost: Adult $20, Concession $15, Children $10 Children under 6 free and Family $30-$60
February 27 Lantern Festival
Gallipoli Reach, Commonwealth Park The Lantern Festival will be held from 7-9pm at Gallipoli Reach, near the Rond Terraces in Commonwealth Park.
It is one of the major Chinese festivals. Performances will include traditional Chinese music, children's dancing
and a lion dance with two Chinese lions. Prizes will be awarded for the best hand-made lanterns. The evening
concludes with a spectacular lantern parade, led by the lions, along the shores of Lake Burley Griffin.
Phone: 02 6247 8231 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Cost: Free
Black Opal Stakes
The $250,000 Kamberra Wine Co. Black Opal Stakes is Canberra's Premier race day and the excitement will be
both on and off the track. The Myer Fashions on the Field Classic Ladies Race wear competition includes a first
prize of an all expenses paid holiday for two to Dubai. Other prizes for the Classic Mens Race wear and Classic
Couples Race wear will be highly contested and include cash and Myer gift cards. Choose from the Silks Room,
a corporate marquee with track views or experience a marquee atmosphere in the popular public Legends Lane
Marquee. Phone: 02 6241 3888 Website: www.thoroughbredpark.com.a u Cost: Adults $25, Aged Pensioners
$5 and Children under 18 free.
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