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Do Something's guide to community events

01 Nov

World Vegan Day

World Vegan Day

World Vegan Day marks the start of World Vegan Month! Kick the animal habit during November and join the community festival held in Melbourne. Enjoy food, shopping, talks, cooking demonstrations and a fantastic art space. Oh, and there's vegan speed dating as well.

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01 Nov -
30 Nov

Lung Health Awareness Month

Lung Health Awareness Month

Ever completed a Lung Health Test? November is Lung Health Awareness Month and the perfect time to think about what you can do for your lungs. Visit the Australian Lung Foundation website to see how healthy your lungs are today.

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01 Nov -
30 Nov

Movember

Movember

During November each year, Movember is responsible for the sprouting of moustaches on thousands of men’s faces across the country. The aim of Movember is to raise vital funds and awareness for men’s health, with a specific focus on prostate cancer and depression in men.

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01 Nov -
30 Nov

National Novel Writing Month

National Novel Writing Month

November is National Novel Writing Month - the world’s largest writing challenge and nonprofit literary crusade. Participants pledge to write their very own novel in a month, supported by write-in events at coffee shops, bookstores, and libraries around the country. You don't have to be in the game of constructing a literary masterpiece - whatever your genre, the idea is simply to get creative.

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01 Nov -
25 Dec

Operation Santa

Operation Santa

The UnitingCare Christmas Appeal, Operation Santa, has been a gift giving campaign, offering support to disadvantaged people of all ages. The campaign is launched in all Target and Target Country stores in early November through December each year and aims to make Christmas more special for the thousands of Australians who, for various reasons, are unable.

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05 Nov

International Volunteer Manager Appreciation Day (IVMD)

International Volunteer Manager Appreciation Day (IVMD)

Behind nearly every volunteer, there is a dedicated person coordinating, supporting, planning and training. November 5th is International Volunteer Manager Appreciation Day - a day to celebrate and support those skilled professionals who take a passion and turn it into effective action.

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06 Nov

International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict

International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict

In times of conflict, ecosystems and habitats can be invisible victims. On 6th Novemember, the world acknowledges damage done to the environment in times of armed conflict and searches for ways to avoid future harm.

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07 Nov

National Sunnies for Sight Day

National Sunnies for Sight Day

670 million people around the world are blind or vision impaired due to lack of access to eye examinations or glasses. National Sunnies for Sight Day is a day for Australians to learn about how they can join the fight against avoidable blindness and vision impairment.

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07 Nov

Walk to Work Day

Walk to Work Day

Now in its 14th year, the Cancer Council National Walk to Work Day, on Friday 7th November 2014, is an annual event which helps employers and employees to build regular walking into their daily routine.

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When:
11:00am - 12:00pm
Phone:
07 3239 5739
Email:
events@qei.org.au
More:
http://nationalsunniesday.pbf.org.au/

07 Nov

National Sunnies Day

National Sunnies Day

National Sunnies Day is an exciting new education initiative launched by the Queensland Eye Institute to raise awareness and funds to help eliminate blindness from our community. Wear sunglasses on this day and make a gold coin donation! Alternatively, get involved by registering and receiving an education kit. Check out their website for more information.

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09 Nov -
15 Nov

National Psychology Week

National Psychology Week

National Psychology Week aims to increase public awareness about psychology, psychological issues and the role psychologists play in community wellbeing. The week is an initiative of the Australian Psychological Society and involves events, presentations and a media campaign to assist public understand of psychology.

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09 Nov -
15 Nov

Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Week

Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Week

Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Week is held this year from 9 to 15 November. The week aims to raise awareness about spinal cord injury and encourage injury prevention. See the website for details on the initiatives and activities held throughout the week.

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09 Nov -
16 Nov

Australian Food Safety Week

Australian Food Safety Week

This year the Australian Food Safety Week theme focus is cross contamination with the focus on hand washing, cleaning of all items involved in food preparation and storage, and separation of foods. Australian Food Safety Week is the major activity of the Food Safety Information Council, Australia's leading disseminator of consumer targeted food safety information.

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09 Nov

Walk to d'Feet MND - Sydney

Walk to d'Feet MND - Sydney

Please join MND NSW for our annual walk to raise funds for research into motor neurone disease. The walk will commence at 9am on Sunday, 9 November 2014 at Blaxland Riverside Park, Sydney Olympic Park, Homebush (access is via Jamieson Street). The walk is approx 5km and is wheelchair and dogs on lead friendly.

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10 Nov

World Science Day for Peace and Development

World Science Day for Peace and Development

November 10th is all about reaffirming our commitment to using science for peaceful purposes. World Science Day for Peace and Development promotes responsible use of science as well as raising awareness about it's potential for building international solutions.

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10 Nov -
16 Nov

National Recycling Week

National Recycling Week

National Recycling Week aims to improve the positive environmental outcomes of recycling. By increasing community awareness and reducing contamination, local councils, businesses and community groups are encouraged to join in throughout the week. Check out Planet Ark's website to see how.

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11 Nov -
31 Dec

DineSmart

DineSmart

Dine Out...Help Out. For the 6 weeks before Christmas, DineSmart asks you to dine out at participating restaurants and leave a $2 or more donation on your bill. 100% of your donation will go to fund small grassroots homeless projects in local communities where restaurants operate. It's a simple way for us to support the critical work of these smaller charities.

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12 Nov

Wear Orange Wednesday Day

Wear Orange Wednesday Day

The SES is painting the town ORANGE for Wear Orange Wednesday (WOW Day) on 12 November and we want you to join in the fun. Get your family and friends to wear something orange to work or school to show support for SES volunteers.

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12 Nov -
18 Nov

SES Week

SES Week

SES Week celebrates the amazing work of Australia's State Emergency Services. With events, demonstrations and fundraisers held across the country, visit your state SES website for details on how you can be involved and help to keep your community safe.

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13 Nov

World Kindness Day

World Kindness Day

Ever experienced a random act of kindness? Do something nice for someone else this World Kindness Day and you can put a smile on the face of a random stranger, friend or family member.

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