May 2018

Illawarra Greens Events

Illawarra Greens Monthly Meeting 
11am-1pm at Fairy Meadow on Sunday 6th May.
For more details contact Stephen Young
At 1pm we move onto a local café for lunch and a chat.

Green Drinks: Leaders Debate
6.30pm on Friday 25 May at the Illawarra Brewery, City Beach, Wollongong.
The Greens NSW don’t have a leader. The Australian Greens have a leader elected by the party room. Should we have leaders? Or co-leaders? Or a rotating leadership model? If we do have leaders, should they be democratically elected? A bunch of Greens members have recently launched a petition to have leaders elected by the members.
We’re hosting a fiery, but good fun, debate to hear all perspectives.
It’s also a chance to have a drink and catch up with Green friends.

Bike ride with Team Green Ride4Rotary
10am on Sunday 20th May
Enjoy a spin on the Unanderra Velodrome to raise funds for Southern Youth and Family Services and their work with youth at risk of homelessness. Kids welcome, sausage sizzle available. Previous experience and lycra not required, just a working bike.
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Illawarra Community Events

Black Wallaby Indigenous Writers Night
6-8.30pm, Thursday 3rd May 2018 at Wollongong Art Gallery

Seaweed and Algae – Food and Products from CO2
6.30pm-8.30pm on Thursday 3 May

May Day Toast
6pm Friday 4 May at City Diggers

May Day Rally and March
10am Saturday 5 May Lowden Square, opposite Wollongong Train Station (Eastern side)

Intrepid Way Youth Engagement Workshop
Friday, 11 May 2018 from 8:30am -4:30pm in Nowra
Resources and advice to plan, promote and deliver projects appealing to young people, improve your storytelling communication skills and build community collaboration and connection to relevant organizations. While the workshop is focussed on youth engagement, these tools can be applied across any demographic.

"My Culture, My Story" National Trust Heritage Festival 
Tuesday, 15th May11:00-2:00 pm at Govinda Valley, Otford
Celebrating the diversity of cultures that have shaped our shared heritage. The Festival is an opportunity to reflect on the places where we live, work, and travel, and why they are special. If you would like to share your culture or story, sing, dance, act, or perform please contact: or call 0412 614 684

Habitat for Wildlife Workshop
9.30-11.30am on Friday 18th May at Blackbutt Reserve, Shellharbour
Join Wildside Australia's Brendon Levot on a journey through a diversity of ecosystems we commonly work in to recover, and hear about his experience in creating healthy habitat to support a diversity of Australian wildlife on Bushcare and Landcare sites! 

Illawarra Teachers Association Centenary Dinner
6.30pm on Friday 18th May at Villa D’Oro at 39-41 Flinders Street, Wollongong
Special guest speakers Wendy Harmer and Maurie Mulheron

Sustainable Port Kembla - Paper Not Plastic Launch
10am on Monday 21st May at the Commercial Hotel, 52 Wentworth St, Port Kembla
The Port Kembla Chamber of Commerce and Industry are launching the Sustainable Port Kembla with the distribution of 2000 heavy paper carry-bags to shop-owners in Port Kembla.

RooCreate (Smart, Simple, Sustainable) Official Launch
6-8pm on Wednesday the 23nd of May, at iAccelerate’s rooftop terrace

Permablitz the Gong #19
Saturday May 26th in Kanahooka.
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Public meeting calling for better rail services for Wollongong
Monday 28th May 7pm-8:30 Wollongong Tennis Club 37 Foley St Gwwynneville
More info on facebook; or from; RSVP here

SCARF Monthly Trivia Night
6pm on Tuesday 29th May 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.
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Events beyond the Illawarra

Living in a Zero Carbon Shoalhaven
8.30am-4pm on Wed 30 May at Ulladulla Community Resource Centre

Book launch: Women of a Certain Age
6pm on Wednesday 30th May at Gleebooks, Glebe
Greens MP Mehreen Faruqi will share part of my life story in a recently published book.