Community Events: August

Community Events: August

August 2, 2015
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Positive Mind, Positive Future

The City Library is putting on a free workshop to assist people in transforming negative thoughts into positive ones. The power of a positive mindset cannot be underestimated and through this course a range of solutions will be discussed about how to act rather than react to negativity. The workshops will be held on the first Monday of every month starting in August. Bookings available: here!

Trivia for Tanzania

Health Australia & Tanzania (HAT) is holding its annual quiz night at the Pumphouse Hotel on August 30th. Join the crew from The Funky Bunch for a night of fun and entertaining trivia with great prizes up for grabs for the winning team. All proceeds will be assisting in the construction of accommodation for medical professionals in the remote village of Mumuhumba, Tanzania. This will help doctors and nurses gain greater access to patients needing medical assistance where little is generally available. More info: here!

HoMe Coffee by Streat

During Homeless Prevention Week 2015, the City of Melbourne in partnership with STREAT, will be hosting a free pop up café at Melbourne Town Hall. The café will act as a community education initiative, with a midday panel every day discussing local social enterprises. Pop in for a coffee and have a chat to members of the STREAT team, The Big Issue, Infoxchange and Homeground Real Estate about how you can get involved in stamping out homelessness in Melbourne.  Dates and times: 4th-6th August, 8am -2pm. More info: here!

Utopia: A Better World

Spur Afrika is hosting its first art auction fundraiser with all proceeds going directly to their program in Kibera, Kenya. The program aims to equip children and young adults through facilitation of literacy, leadership and life skills. Utopia will bring together a range of artists with works such as photography, oil paintings and typography, who have donated their works for this cause. Tickets available: here!

Asylum Seeker Resource Centre Food Justice Truck Launch

The Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC) of Melbourne is launching the award winning Food Justice Truck, an initiative aimed to tackle a growing food insecurity felt by asylum seekers in Victoria. The mobile fresh food market will be offering fresh fruit, vegetables, grains, legumes, tea and bread at a 75% discount to people seeking asylum. Contact the ASRC about how you can be involved in helping this wonderful cause. More info: here!

A Walk In The Park 2015

Parkinson’s Victoria is hosting a leisurely walk through Melbourne’s CBD to raise funds for Victorians living with Parkinson’s Disease. The walk will take place along the banks of the Yarra River, with options of a 2km or 4km circuit. The day will include live music, free entertainment as well as a sausage sizzle, with all money raised going to wards Parkinson’s Victoria research and support. More info: here!


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