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

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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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:
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:
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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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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Access:
Disabled parking, Public transport, Wheelchair access, Guide dog friendly
Email:
mat@littleveggiepatchco.com.au
More:
http://littleveggiepatchco.com.au/pages/pop-up-patch

05 Jun

Pop Up Patch Open Day

Pop Up Patch is The Little Veggie Patch Co’s city backyard. We have transformed what was once an unused Fed Square car park into a community gardening paradise. On Sunday June 5th, between 1-4pm we open up our gardens to the general public for some food, drink and games, as well as first hand experiences about how the members' patches work.

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When:
09:00am - 12:30pm
Access:
Disabled parking, Public transport, Wheelchair access, Accessible toilets, Guide dog friendly
Phone:
07 3163 8000
Email:
materlittlemiracles@mater.org.au
More:
www.materlittlemiracles.org.au

05 Jun

Mater Little Miracles 5ks Walk South Bank

Mater Little Miracles 5ks Walk South Bank

Mater Little Miracles 5ks Walk South Bank has loads of family friendly entertainment, games, food and fun! Bring your family and friends to South Bank Cultural Forecourt on Sunday 5 June and walk to help seriously ill and premature babies at Mater. Find out more and sign up at www.materlittlemiracles.org.au.

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When:
10:00am - 02:00pm
Access:
Disabled parking, Free parking, Public transport, Wheelchair access, Accessible toilets, Guide dog friendly
Phone:
131102
More:
https://museumvictoria.com.au/scienceworks/whats-on/little-kids-day-in/

06 Jun

Mad Hatter's Tea Party, Little Kids Day In at Scienceworks

Mad Hatter's Tea Party, Little Kids Day In at Scienceworks

Join our Mad Hatter’s Tea Part for a fun day full of exciting activities and shows. Get down and boogie to an exclusive performance by the original Yellow Wiggle Greg Page! Join in story time with Playgroup Victoria’s Ambassador, well-known children’s author and illustrator Jeannette Rowe. Dress up with your favourite Mad Hatter’s hat or Wonderland character!

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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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15 Jun

DoSomething Day

DoSomething Day

DoSomething Day will be Australia's biggest ever celebration of community volunteering. On Wednesday June 15th, all 90 News Corp community newspapers will photograph people doing good across Australia. DoSomething Day is a unique national partnership between the DoSomething charity and News Corp Australia’s community newspaper titles. In NSW it is being launched with the support of Clubs NSW.

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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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25 Jun

Heart Foundation Red Hot Winter Ball

Heart Foundation Red Hot Winter Ball

Dance the night away in style at the Heart Foundation's Red Hot Winter Ball in the elegant Government House Ballroom. We’ll unveil some of the myths surrounding women and heart disease on this dazzling night of fun and entertainment to raise funds for the Heart Foundation. Please join us and be part of our women and heart disease campaign which helps fund research and awareness programs.

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When:
12:00am - 11:00pm
More:
https://www.eyesurgeonsfoundation.org.au

01 Jul -
31 Jul

JulEYE

JulEYE

JulEYE is back and urging Australian’s to help change the way we see our future! The Eye Surgeons’ Foundation is asking Australians to donate $1 for every year of good sight they have enjoyed as part of its’ annual community awareness campaign, JulEYE.

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01 Jul -
31 Jul

Dry July

Dry July

Dry July is a not-for-profit organisation determined to improve the lives of adults living with cancer through an online social community giving up booze for the month of July. Whether joining as a part of a team or as an individual, participants take on the 31 days of July to raise funds and directly help adults living with cancer and their families to improve their quality of life.

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When:
10:00am - 01:00pm
Access:
Disabled parking, Free parking, Public transport, Wheelchair access, Accessible toilets, Guide dog friendly
Phone:
0417979826
Email:
hfry44@bigpond.com
More:
www.rfd.org.au

03 Jul

Reserve Forces Day Parade

Reserve Forces Day Parade

The Reserve Forces Day Parade will held at the Shrine of Remembrance. All former and serving Navy, Army and Air Force Reservists are invited to attend as we commemorate the Centenary of the formation of 3rd Division and the appointment of Maj Gen John Monash as Commanding Officer. The parade will also have Lighthorse men on horseback, a static vehicle display and RAAF vintage aircraft flyover.

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