The National Calendar | Do Something!
Do Something's guide to community events

03 May

Wild Koala Day

Wild Koala Day

A day to celebrate wild koalas and to protect their habitats. Events all over Australia - check this: #wildKoalaDay #May3 or go to website for a listing of local events. Here are just a few: Victoria: Sun 1 May Koala Conservation Day, You Yangs Regional Park Wed 4 May Koala Clancy Foundation Launch, Melbourne Queensland: Tue 3 May Koala spotting with Bernard, Noosa National Park

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01 May -
31 May

Mercy May

Mercy May

This May, join with Mercy Ships to help women in Africa by hosting a Mercy May event. Helping is easier than you think! Just get your friends together for a good time and raise money for a great cause in the process. There are so many ideas for the kind of Mercy May event you can hold. All you have to do is register. Sign up now now at www.mercymay.org.au

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When:
10:00am - 05:00pm
Access:
Disabled parking, Public transport, Wheelchair access, Accessible toilets
Phone:
13 11 02
Email:
mvbookings@museum.vic.gov.au
More:
https://museumvictoria.com.au/immigrationmuseum/whats-on/from-volcanoes-we-sailed/

30 Apr -
30 Oct

From volcanoes we sailed: connecting Aeolian generations

From volcanoes we sailed: connecting Aeolian generations

Famous in Melbourne for their ‘fruit palaces’ Aeolians established a vast number of independent businesses in their newly adopted home. Aeolians have also become leaders in politics and society. Uncover the cultural heritage of the Aeolian community who hail from a volcanic archipelago in the Mediterranean, and encounter extraordinary families who have helped shape the culture of modern Melbourne.

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When:
06:00pm - 07:30am
Email:
events@wehi.edu.au
More:
http://www.wehi.edu.au/illumination

04 May

Public forum - Breast cancer: new research, future treatments

Public forum - Breast cancer: new research, future treatments

Listen to top Walter and Eliza Hall Institute breast cancer researchers discuss the successful research that has led to a world-first early phase clinical trial of a new breast cancer drug.

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07 May

POP-UP KITTEN YOGA & ADOPTION DAY

POP-UP KITTEN YOGA & ADOPTION DAY

Stretch Yoga is turning 2 years old and we thought long and hard about what we wanted. Yes, we wanted to do something to give back to the community that we call home, but dammit, we wanted to play with some kittens too! So, we decided to team up with the fantastic people at Kitten Kapers Rescue and Brisbane Valley Cat Rescue for a Pop-Up Kitten Adoption Day with a twist .

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08 May

National Amyloidosis Day

National Amyloidosis Day

The Adam Gardiner Fund's mission is to raise funds & awareness for Amyloidosis while working within the structure of Westmead Hospitals Immunology Department and its Institute for Immunology & Allergy Research (IIAR).

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14 May

OP SHOP TOUR FUNDRAISER for Seriously Dance USA Team

OP SHOP TOUR FUNDRAISER for Seriously Dance USA Team

Do you love bargain hunting? Hit the Gold Coast with a group of like-minded eco shoppers, visiting several Op Shops along the way. This trip is in support of a dedicated group of young dancers who are living their dreams traveling to the USA to dance with their troupe in California this September. If you can't join us on the day, feel free to make a small donation from $2 :)

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When:
07:00pm - 11:59pm
Access:
Disabled parking, Free parking, Wheelchair access, Accessible toilets, Guide dog friendly
More:
www.stickytickets.com.au/36460

17 May

Faces of Change - A screening of Girl Rising

Faces of Change - A screening of Girl Rising

International Needs Australia and Unshackled invite you to a screening of Girl Rising. Girl Rising is a film about nine unforgettable girls striving beyond circumstances, pushing past limits - spotlighted in a film about the strength of the human spirit and the power of education to change the world. Tickets: $22 for Adults, $15 for children

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When:
07:30pm - 07:30pm
Phone:
0419 575 502
Email:
hello@simonwilliams.com.au
More:
www.simonwilliams.com.au

17 May -
07 Jun

When Addiction Comes Home

When Addiction Comes Home

This is a 4 session course (over 4 Tuesday evenings), for those who would like support, encouragement and strategies in dealing with the challenges of having a loved one caught up in the grip of substance abuse. Families pay a huge price in dealing with a son, daughter, partner or parent who battles some kind of dependency. This course gives families hope.

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When:
06:00pm - 08:30pm
Access:
Public transport, Wheelchair access, Accessible toilets
More:
https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/18th-annual-bruce-woodcock-memorial-lecture-registration-24309215518

18 May

18th Annual Bruce Woodcock Memorial Lecture

18th Annual Bruce Woodcock Memorial Lecture

Public Mental Health Lecture: 18th Annual Bruce Woodcock Memorial Lecture, ‘Room for everyone: Community connection and mental health’, on Wednesday 18 May 2016, 6–8.30pm, Arts Centre Melbourne, with guest speaker Mark Salzer PhD, professor and Chair of Temple University’s Department of Rehabilitation Sciences in Philadelphia. Bookings: https://woodcock.eventbrite.com.au

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23 May -
29 May

Climb for Cancer Virtual

Climb for Cancer Virtual

Are you a fitness fanatic looking for a physical challenge like no other? Climb for Cancer ‘Virtual’ is the ultimate virtual challenge—7 days, 7 challenges, 7 of the world’s tallest buildings. From Monday 23 to Sunday 29 May, flex your calf muscles, get your heart pumping and scale 7 of the world’s iconic buildings—well, virtually that is. ENTRY IS FREE!

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When:
06:30pm - 11:59pm
Access:
Disabled parking, Public transport, Wheelchair access, Accessible toilets
More:
http://www.afmelbourne.com.au/culture-and-events/special-events/in-conversation-french-novelists-with-marie-darrieussecq-and-nicolas-fargues/

24 May

In conversation with french novelists Marie Darrieussecq & Nicolas Fargues

In conversation with french novelists Marie Darrieussecq & Nicolas Fargues

Guest of the Sydney Writers' Festival, M. Darrieussecq is visiting Melbourne for the release of “Men”, her new novel translated into English and published by Text Publishing. N. Fargues comes directly from Wellington, where he is writing in residence at Randell Cottage Writers Trust. They'll discuss their nearly 20year with guidance by a literature specialist.

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29 May -
30 May

Climb for Cancer Brisbane

Climb for Cancer Brisbane

Looking for the ultimate vertical challenge? Climb for Cancer is Brisbane’s original (and best) stair climb. Run (or walk) up the 37 floors of Waterfront Place in Brisbane’s CBD on Sunday 29 May - and with every adrenaline-pumping step, you’ll be raising vital funds for ovarian and prostate cancer research at Mater.

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29 May

Cardio4Cancer

Cardio4Cancer

Cardio 4 Cancer! A bootcamp and afternoon tea to help Bec's Troops raise much needed funds for ANZUP. ANZUP are a non-for profit charity who devote themselves to clinical trials and research for 'below the belt' cancers. The charity we are working along side, Bec's Troops, came about after Bec Jago was diagnosed with Kidney cancer and sadly passed away at the age of 19.

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04 Jun

Stars of the North- Dance for Cancer

Stars of the North- Dance for Cancer

Filled with fun, laughter and plenty of dancing, Stars of the North, Dance for Cancer is an inaugural fundraising event guaranteed to spark off a good time. Watch local community “Stars” with no dance experience team up with professionals to perform in the name of entertainment. These local heroes will fundraise and dance their way onto the stage in a bid to raise $100,000 for Cancer Council NSW.

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06 Jun

World Environment Day Awards Presentation Dinner 2016

World Environment Day Awards Presentation Dinner 2016

The UNAA World Environment Day Awards, which have been held every year since 2000, play an important role in raising awareness of the key environmental issues and challenges within Australia. The 2016 Dinner will be held on Monday June 6 in Melbourne. Book here: https://trybooking.com/KFVY

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When:
12:00pm - 02:30pm
Phone:
0417323926
Email:
jleeming@netspace.net.au
More:
www.hummingbirds.org.au

08 Jun

Hummingbirds Luuncheon celebrations the Queen Elizabeth's 90th Birthday

Hummingbirds Luuncheon celebrations the Queen Elizabeth's 90th Birthday

Celebrate Queen Elizabeth II, 90th birthday at the Grand Hyatt on Wednesday 8 June 2016, in the presence of His Honour, Judge Anthony Howard. Guests will enjoy a two course luncheon, and beverages. His Honour Judge Anthony Howard is guest speaker, followed by stunning entertainment. Tickets $130 Please call Julie 0417 323926

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When:
07:00pm - 11:30pm
Access:
Free parking
Phone:
0412 850 122
Email:
info@beuplifted.org.au
More:
www.beuplifted.org.au

18 Jun

Masquerade Ball

Masquerade Ball

Be Uplifted Inc Breast Cancer Charity is holding a Masquerade Ball on Saturday 18th June at Eagle Farm Racecourse (Tote Room) from 7pm to raise much needs funds to assist women, men and their families in both a practical and financial way through their breast cancer journey. Tickets $150 includes 3 course meal, beer, wine and soft drink (4 hr package), raffles, auction. Bookings at Eventbrite

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20 Jun -
21 Jun

National Surfing Day

International Surfing Day is celebrated on June 21, 2016. The day, held annually on or near the date of the summer solstice - usually June 21 or 20 June on leap years - is an unofficial, environmentally conscious sports-centered holiday that celebrates the sport of surfing and the surfing lifestyle and the sustainability of ocean resources.

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24 Jun

Red Nose Day

Red Nose Day

Rudolf is in fine company on the last Friday in June each year as Red Nose Day hits our streets. As the annual major fundraiser for SIDS and Kids, Red Nose Day helps them provide vital services and programs to the Australian community.

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