Today's Issue:

June 18

Hello Canberra,

⛅️ Weather: 12Β° and mostly sunny. It got down to -4Β° overnight πŸ₯Ά

πŸ“† Today: It’s Tuesday 18th June.

News: πŸ—οΈ Exhibition Park Upgrades

The pre-budget announcements are coming thick and fast. The latest is an upgrade to Exhibition Park. The upcoming budget will include funding for the design of a large-scale multipurpose function centre. The Government is also planning to relocate the entrance to EPIC to outside the light rail stop to improve access. Work will also begin this year on an upgrade to Fitzroy Pavilion.

This Weekend: πŸ“š National Library Pre-Stocktake Sale

The National Library is holding a pre-stocktake sale at their Bookshop. Receive a 10% discount storewide and up to 50% off select items. It's happening this Friday to Sunday. Details here.

Running: πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ Tuggeranong Trot

The Sri Chinmoy Canberra Trail Series heads Southside for the "Tuggeranong Trot" running event. The 2km, 8km and 20km runs are happening this Sunday through the Murrumbidgee Corridor. There is also a Gungahlin Gallop coming up in July. Details here.

Something to do: 🧘 Free Yoga This Winter

Mandala Studio is offering free Yoga sessions during winter. Enjoy a slow-paced morning stretch teamed with uplifting postures. The fortnightly classes start on Monday the 24th. Bookings are essential. You can make a booking through the timetable page on their website. Details here.

Live Music: Eliza Hull + Ruth O’Brien

Come and hear remarkable singer-songwriter Eliza Hull at this Saturday's Ainslie Salon event. Eliza Hull is a musician, writer and disability advocate. Eliza's captivating voice has seen her perform on such stages as The Sydney Opera House, Hamer Hall and Forum Theatre. Details here.

Something to do: Gather Canberra

Gather runs social events in Canberra. They take the hassle out of planning events so you can just show up and meet new people and have fun. This weekend, they are hosting their very first event. While the exact activities are kept a secret, you can expect something like escape rooms, pickleball, bocce, scavenger hunts, etc. Details here.

Concert: 🎻 Vanguard

Enjoy the music of Beethoven, Korngold, and Australian composer Harry Sdraulig when the Australian String Quartet perform at the National Gallery this Sunday. Details here.

Eats: 🍽️ Contentious Character Truffle Dinner

Contentious Character (Dairy Road) has been running its annual Truffle Gala for the last 5 years. Enjoy 5 courses with an option to add matching wines. It's happening on the 27th of July. Details here.

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