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

20 Feb -
08 Mar

Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras

The shiny discoball of the Sydney social calendar, the Mardi Gras is back and glamorous as ever. Showcasing Sydney at its most spectacular, Mardi Gras is a national statement of diversity and pride.

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02 Mar -
08 Mar

Hello Parks Week

Hello Parks Week

Hello Parks is an annual celebration of the important role that our parks play in contributing to the health of our communities. A range of formal and informal events take place across Australia and New Zealand during Parks Week - there is something for everyone.

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12 Jan -
20 Mar

Iced Tea Party for Lymphoedema

Iced Tea Party for Lymphoedema

The Iced Tea Party™ is a refreshing, easy and fun way to get together with friends and raise money for lymphoedema research and education. Every year, hundreds of people are diagnosed with lymphoedema, a largely unknown disorder which causes swelling of the limbs and causes much discomfort. There is no cure. Register to host an Iced Tea Party™ and help us find a cure.

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21 Feb -
28 Mar

Jump to Cure Diabetes

Jump to Cure Diabetes

The Jump to Cure Diabetes is the ultimate challenge - and a great way to raise funds for type 1 diabetes research. A tandem skydive is the easiest way to experience the thrill of jumping out of a plane, while you make a big difference to JDRF and medical research. Register now to help this great cause!

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01 Mar -
31 Mar

Australian Women's History Month

Australian Women's History Month

Commemorate the lively history of Australia's women architects and town planners in Women’s History Month 2012. Join a planned event, or create your own to highlight the careers of Australian women designers in the domestic, government and commercial spheres.

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01 Mar -
31 Mar

National Epilepsy Awareness Month

National Epilepsy Awareness Month

Dig out the best of your purple garb - March is National Epilepsy Awareness Month. Marked by a huge range of community activities, media campaigns and events, the month culminates on Purple Day on 26th March. Be part of the movement and help spread the word by wearing purple on March 26th.

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01 Mar -
31 Mar

March into Yellow

March into Yellow

"March into Yellow" is an effort to raise awareness for women suffering with endometriosis. During March, for a day, a week or the whole month, take the challenge to WEAR yellow to show your support and care for the women that live with this insidious disease every month of every year. You can use the yellow challenge as a way to raise funds to help Endometriosis Australia.

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01 Mar -
31 Mar

Bandaged Bear Appeal

Bandaged Bear Appeal

This March, Bandaged Bear is asking you to hold a Bandaged Bear Breakfast at school, at home or at work and make a difference to the lives of sick children by raising funds for the Bandaged Bear Appeal. The Bandaged Bear Appeal will be officially launched on Saturday, 1st March. Appeal merchandise will be available to sell at breakfast events as well as for purchase through selected retailers.

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03 Mar -
09 Mar

Orthoptic Awareness Week

Orthoptic Awareness Week

Is it just us or are jokes about eyes getting cornea by the day? Terrible jokes aside, Orthoptic Awareness Week is a week of serious business held each year by the Orthoptic Association of Australia. As well as raising awareness of the profession of Orthoptics, it promotes the importance of regular eye examinations for eye related issues.

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03 Mar -
09 Mar

Seaweek

Seaweek

If you love to linger by rock-pools and prod and poke all their squidgy contents, then Seaweek will be a welcome treat. A national initiative held to educate and appreciate, Seaweek celebrates our marine and coastal environments and aims to build public understanding of how they work.

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08 Mar

International Women's Day

International Women's Day

Women on average in reinvest 90% of their income into their families and communities. International Women's Day recognises the continuing discrimination faced by women around the globe and supports their involvement in all aspects of the economy. Join the music and arts event 'Half the Sky' at the Melbourne Recital Centre, or jump on the website to see what's happening on the day near you.

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08 Mar -
14 Mar

Ground Water Awareness Week

Ground Water Awareness Week

In Australia, groundwater provides more than 20 percent of water used each year. With drought placing ever more pressure on Australian water supplies, Ground Water Awareness Week is part of an important campaign to conserve and maintain fresh water for drinking, irrigation and industrial purposes

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08 Mar -
14 Mar

World Glaucoma Week

World Glaucoma Week

50% of people with glaucoma in Australia are undiagnosed. National Glaucoma Week takes that message to the streets to build awareness of this silent eye condition and it's impact on sight loss in Australia. During the week over 40s will be encouraged to get their eyes checked and maintain regular checkups every two years.

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09 Mar

Children's Vision Day

Children's Vision Day

Children's Vision Day actively involves schools in educating children and parents about eye health. With research finding that sixty per cent of children who are "problem learners‟ suffer from undetected vision problems, Children's Vision Day emphasises the importance of regular eye examinations for all children.

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09 Mar -
15 Mar

Brain Injury Awareness Week

Brain Injury Awareness Week

Brain Injury Awareness Week helps the needs of people with an acquired brain injury, their families and carers. It works at a national level to ensure that all people living with acquired brain injury have access to the supports and resources they need to optimise their social and economic participation in the community. It is held on the second week of August each year.

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09 Mar -
15 Mar

Salt Awareness Week

Salt Awareness Week

Salt can often be a hidden enemy in the modern diet. Salt Awareness Week aims to make men more aware of the risks of a high salt diet and to highlight the existence of unhealthy salt levels in processed and fast foods.

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13 Mar

National Ride2School Day

National Ride2School Day

National Ride2School Day is Australia’s largest celebration of walking and riding to school. As well as helping kids build new skills and confidence, the day promotes cleaner air, reduced traffic congestion and safety on our roads. More importantly Ride2School is about kids becoming active and healthy in and out of school.

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14 Mar

World Kidney Day

World Kidney Day

With more than 5% of people experiencing some form of kidney damage, World Kidney Day is a great time to raise awareness of the role of kidneys and the need to reduce the frequency and impact of kidney disease and its associated health problems worldwide.

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14 Mar -
22 Mar

NSW Seniors Week

NSW Seniors Week

NSW Seniors Week is the largest annual celebration of seniors in the southern hemisphere. Every March during NSW Seniors Week, government, community and commercial organisations hold hundreds of events across the state - art, technology, entertainment, health, wellbeing, sport and much more! 2015 NSW Seniors Week will be held Saturday 14 to Sunday 22 March.

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20 Mar

National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence

National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence

This annual day provides a focus for schools who want to say Bullying. No Way! and to strengthen their everyday messages that bullying and violence at school are not okay at any time.

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