Community Events: July

Community Events: July

July 1, 2015

1. Core Winter Wellness Yoga Retreat
Get out of the cold and distress with the Core Winter Wellness Yoga Retreat. This whole day event is focused on bringing calm back into the life of health conscious individuals through a range of workshops and motivational speakers. Learn about the effects of stress on the body and how yoga and meditation can be influential in keeping the mind, body and spirit balanced. Delicious raw foods will be provided throughout the day that promises to be a mix of “fun, inspiration, relaxation and education.” Tickets can be purchased here!

2. Speak Up: Poetry and Spoken Word
Curated by artist Jessie Giles, Speak Up is the Incinerator Gallery’s new program focused on poetry and the spoken word.  Showcasing a collection of hip-hop rappers, artists and radio producers, Speak Up is all about turning poetry and language into a performance art. In a space that is most “usually reserved for ‘silent’ visual language,” come and experience some of Melbourne’s most inspirational and talented spoken word performers. Entry is free but RSVP is essential, book here!

3. The Age Run Melbourne
Join thousands of Melbournians taking to the streets on July 26th, rallying together to raise money for a whole range of charities. With options for a 3km kids event, 5km run/walk, 10km run or half marathon, Run Melbourne caters to all levels of fitness. More than just a fun-run, Run Melbourne is unique in that participants are able to nominate the charity they wish to donate to, with over $8.8 million being raised for more than 400 charities over the past seven years. Put your runners on and start fundraising here!

4. Reserve Forces Day Parade
July 5th will pay tribute to the contributions made by the Australian Army, Navy and Airforce Reserve Forces, commemorating the Anzac landing at Gallipoli. A military band will lead a parade from Government House Drive to the Shrine of Remembrance, where the formal parade will then take place on the Shrine’s northern forecourt. Acknowledge the services of present and former Australians who have dedicated their lives and fought for our country by being in attendance.
Info here!

5. Dry July
Support Australians living with cancer by cutting out alcohol in the month of July. Taking a more light-hearted approach to fundraising, Dry July can be a personal challenge that supports a serious cause. Take the opportunity to become healthier and reassess your drinking habits, as limiting alcohol can provide benefits such as increased energy levels, higher productivity and weight loss. Anyone over the age of 18 can take part, so get a team together or become the designated driver and raise funds for the thousands of Australians living with cancer.
More information here!

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