June 2018

Illawarra Greens Events

Illawarra Greens Monthly Meeting 
11am-1pm at Fairy Meadow on Sunday 3rd June.
For more details contact 
Stephen Young
At 1pm we move onto a local café for lunch and a chat.

Bushwalk: Mt Keira - Cascades, Collieries and Cedars
Sunday 24th June, meet at 9.30am and expecting to finish around 12-12:30pm.
Explore Mt Keira, looking at some of our natural and industrial heritage.
More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1712001398887173/

Illawarra Community Events

World Environment Day Beach Clean Up
9.30am-11am on Saturday 2nd June at Bundah Pl, Primbee
https://www.facebook.com/events/228224447758443/

Illawarra Bush Tucker Trail - Blackbutt Reserve
10am-12noon at Saturday 2nd June at Blackbutt Reserve, on Wattle Road (off the Brunderee Road round-about), Shellharbour
Join Terry Rankmore, Author of 'Bush Medicine Plants of the Illawarra' for a guided walk. Children welcome.
https://www.facebook.com/events/166745350830974/

Cringila and Working Class High Art
11am-12noon on Wednesday 6th June
Without the wonderful Cringila steelworker Bob Sredersas there would likely not be a Wollongong Art Gallery. Come and hear Joe Davis talk about both Bob and the other organic intellectuals of the working class who helped make Cringila the birthplace of high art in Illawarra.
Full details of this exhibition go to http://www.wollongongartgallery.com/exhibitions/Pages/THE-GIFT-Bob-Sredersas.aspx
Fcaebook calendar: ttps://www.facebook.com/events/839107839611195/h

Plant Walk & Talk at Budderoo NP
9am-12noon at Budderoo National Park, Jamberoo Mountain Rd, Jamberoo
Join Team Quoll on a walk with Kevin Mills, local native plant expert, who will be sharing his knowledge on the native flora of Budderoo National Park. 
https://www.facebook.com/events/563737764026297/

Geology Soils Vegetation Forum 
4-6.30pm on Thursday 14th June at Gerroa Boat Fisherman's Club
A presentation by local author and botanist Kevin Mills about the geology and soils of the Illawarra and Shoalhaven, and the way they influence the vegetation, followed by afternoon tea and group discussion.
Calendar reminder: https://www.facebook.com/events/588845058155511/
Book tickets: https://www.stickytickets.com.au/70107/geology_soils_vegetation_forum__gerroa.aspx

Austinmer Beach Clean
9am-11am on Saturday 16th June at Austinmer Beach
Celebrate International Surfing Day with Surfrider South Coast.
https://www.facebook.com/events/675590972772055/

The Staging Post Film Screening
7-8.30pm on Tuesday 19th June at Gala Cinema, Warrawong
Filmed by 17 year-old refugee Khadim Dai it followed the story of a small group of Afghan Hazara refugees stuck in Indonesia after Australia 'stopped the boats'.
Book tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/raci-film-screening-the-staging-post-tickets-45752615304
Join the event on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/224988238261020/ 

Days for Girls Sewing Bee
5pm-8pm on Tuesday 19th June at Port Kembla Community Centre
Monthly Sewing Bee sewing menstrual kits on the third Tuesday of the month. All welcome. Non-Sewers too!
https://www.facebook.com/events/335518470275916

Share: Stories and Songs from Around the World
Wednesday 20th June at Wollongong Town Hall
FIREFLIES 10am-11am – Stories and songs for the under 7’s brought to light by wonderful bilingual and multilingual storytellers. Come and be entertained, clap, sing, dance, move and make friends. All families, all ages welcome. 
A MOMENT OF SHARING 11.30-1pm  – Join youth from around the Illawarra as they share traditional tales, poems, dance, music, and joy. Performances from Warrawong Intensive English Centre, The Diamonds singing group, and Poetry In First Languages participants. Registration essential by email to lilli@kindarted.com.au 
REFUGEES BRING MORE THAN THEY CARRY 6pm for 6.30pm start – When refugee entrants come to a new country, they bring who they are - their own story, skills and experience, enriching their new homes and communities. Join us for an evening of food, photos and stories that showcase our diversity and common humanity. Free tickets require bookings at www.trybooking.com/VUZB
Full program: https://www.kindarted.com.au/refugee-week 
and https://www.facebook.com/refugeeweekevent/ 

Refugee Week Festival
Friday 22 June, 5.30pm-8.30pm at TAFE Auditorium (P Block) Foleys Lane, North Wollongong
Celebrate Refugee Week with music, dance and performance by local communities from a refugee background. Free sweets, tea and coffee. Featuring performances by Burmese, Afghani, Iranian, Kurdish, Latin American, Serbian, Spanish and Vietnamese communities... and more!
More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/422504124894724/

World Refugee Day Rally
1-3pm on Saturday 23rd June meeting at Crown St Mall, Wollongong and walking to Lang Park near South Beach.
Join the local call for a compassionate treatment of asylum seekers, and celebrate the positive contributions made by refugees to Australian society. #WithRefugees
https://www.facebook.com/events/169162310435868/

Cultural Treasures - Shellharbour Multicultural Festival
11am-3pm on Saturday 23rd June at Reddall Reserve, Lake Illawarra
https://www.facebook.com/events/243692366368354/

SCARF Monthly Trivia Night
6pm on Tuesday 26th June at The Little Prince, Globe Lane, Wollongong
A fundraiser to support refugees entrants to build a sense of belonging and navigate the practical and personal challenges of starting a new life in Wollongong.
Calendar reminder: https://www.facebook.com/events/2088188538082892/
Book tickerts: https://www.trybooking.com/SHUA

Talking Landcare: Councils and Sustainability
6-8.30pm on Wednesday 27th June at Ribbonwood Centre, Dapto
Hear about the sustainability initiatives are being supported and delivered by local Councils to improve our environment and work towards a more sustainable future. 
Free but booking essential: https://www.stickytickets.com.au/71280/talking_landcare__councils__sustainability.aspx 
Calendar here: https://www.facebook.com/events/567044093689182/ 

Backyard Wonderland
10am-11.30am on Saturday 30th June at Popes Produce, Woonona
See what's possible when sustainability and food production in your neighbourhood are at the heart of your backyard projects.
https://www.facebook.com/events/158976524693533/

Ngaraba-aan Trail Launch
1pm-5.30pm on Saturday 30th June at Port Kembla
There will be an afternoon of activities taking place including the launch of Aboriginal and community art at MM Beach, a guided walk along the Ngaraba-aan Trail with Berrim Nuru Environmental Services, a community tree planting at Coomaditchie Lagoon and some great food supplied by Red Kitchen.
See details here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1399089693570987/

Events beyond the Illawarra

Greens celebrate World Bicycle Day
10am on Sunday 3 June meeting in Sydney.
Join the Greens on this fabulous and leisurely 36km ride from Centennial Park to Kurnell National park. 
https://www.facebook.com/events/479314949153495/

Juanita Nielson 2018 Memorial Lecture
6.30pm-8.30pn on Thursday 14th June at Surry Hills Community Centre
Celeste Liddle will speak about 
"Sovereignty, social justice and the continuing struggle to speak for ourselves – How far Australia goes to silence Indigenous dissent”. Celeste is an Arrernte woman, an opinion writer, and currently serving as the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Organiser of the National Tertiary Education Union.
Free entry, but limited tickets. Book here: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/juanita-nielsen-2018-memorial-lecture-tickets-45464043177
Facebook calendar: https://www.facebook.com/events/824069357790264/

Southern Highlands RAR Staging Post screening
Monday 18 June in Bowral
https://www.facebook.com/events/184801902169654/

Stop the NT Intervention! March and Rally
1-4pm at Saturday 23rd June at Hyde Park
https://www.facebook.com/events/229147791173997/

Greens Reboot Future 2018
9.35am -  4.30pm on Sunday 24th June at Glebe Town Hall, 160 St Johns Road, Glebe
Register here: https://contact-nsw.greens.org.au/civicrm/event/register?id=4149 
Facebook calendar: https://www.facebook.com/events/620915391604805/ 

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July 2018

Illawarra Greens Events

Illawarra Greens Monthly Meeting 
11am-1pm at Fairy Meadow on Sunday 8th July.
For more details contact 
Stephen Young
At 1pm we move onto a local café for lunch and a chat.

South Coast Regional Greens Meeting
Sunday 22nd July, Batemans Bay.
Join Greens members from across the South Coast to to plan the up-coming federal and state election campaigns. Carpooling and billets available. For more details contact Stephen Young

 

Illawarra Community Events

Live Conversation with Jenny Briscoe-Hough, Cultural Activist
7-8.30pm on Tuesday 10th July at The Little Prince, Wollongong.
The Creative Dialogues Program presents Two Tacos and a Top Hat, a public arts and culture series featuring live conversations about art and creativity with celebrated artists who have a connection to the Illawarra.

https://www.facebook.com/events/422952288147904/

Naidoc Family Fun Day 2018 - Because of her, we can
10am-2pm on Friday 13th July at Tharrawal Local Aboriginal Land Council, Couridjah
A fun filled day for the WHOLE community which will celebrating Aboriginal Culture, Rides, Community Markets and BBQ and fantastic Entertainment from a variety of local and out of area Aboriginal entertainers.
https://www.facebook.com/events/512225589161725/

Most Wuthering Heights Day
11am-12noon on Saturday 14th July in the Crown St Mall, Wolongong
Dance in celebration of  feminist icon, Kate Bush, and Bronte's scathing indictment against tragic, dysfunctional and violent relationships.
https://www.facebook.com/events/2036555789929683/

SCARF Monthly Trivia Night
6pm on Tuesday 31st July at The Little Prince, Globe Lane, Wollongong
A fundraiser to support refugees entrants to build a sense of belonging and navigate the practical and personal challenges of starting a new life in Wollongong.
Calendar reminder: https://www.facebook.com/events/2088188538082892/
Book tickerts: https://www.trybooking.com/SHUA

 

Events Beyond the Illawarra

Five years too long: Evacuate Manus and Nauru!
1-3pm on Saturday 21st July at Sydney Town Hall
Sydney Refugee Action Collective (RAC) have called for a rally for the fifth anniversary of Pacific Solution 2.0. 
https://www.facebook.com/events/587508351648267/

 

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August 2018

Illawarra Greens Events

Illawarra Greens Monthly Meeting 
11am-1pm at Fairy Meadow on Sunday 5th August.
For more details contact 
Stephen Young
At 1pm we move onto a local café for lunch and a chat.

 

Illawarra Community Events

Stop Wage Left in the Gong!
6pm on Wednesday 1st August at North Gong Pub
https://www.facebook.com/events/237181413532705

 

Events beyond the Illawarra

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