Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Loving

"Mummy Hanging Out the Washing"

My daughters painting exhibited at a recent art show.

RECRUITING PEOPLE WITH MELANCHOLIC DEPRESSION

The Black Dog Institute is recruiting participants for its research study "Melancholic Depression Treatment Trial". A recent article about melancholic depression appeared in the Sydney Morning Herald featuring the Institute's Executive Director, Professor Gordon Parker. "What makes melancholia different from the other types of depression is that the severity of the depression is disproportionately extreme in comparison to the stressor," Parker says. "Once they've had their first episode of depression, patients also seem quite commonly destined to have repeat episodes with virtually no stressors. Professor Parker also says patients with melancholia often have severe physical symptoms. They tend to move slowly, are slumped over, have very little energy (particularly in the morning) and poor concentration.


Find out more about participating in the "Melancholic Depression Treatment Trial"

Read the full article in the Sydney Morning Herald

Loving

How gorgeous are these cookies available this week from Shop Homemade Canberra


Just to cute to eat


Cupcakes too!!


Find them at Party Cakes

2010 NSW RURAL WOMEN’S GATHERING

29-31 October 2010 @ Wentworth

No matter what age you are, where you live in the state, across the borders, in a town or the outback, ALL women are invited to join us for the weekend, and “Wander West to Wentworth” or from what direction you come from.  Wentworth is gearing up for a fantastic weekend of Poodle skirts, bobbie socks and big hair, and entertainment that will take the Baby-boomers back to the rockn’ 50s! But it won’t be all rock’n’roll.

The weekend will feature guest speakers such as Susan Chase 2009 Telstra SA Business Woman of the Year, as well as Bronwyn Roberts who will have you laughing in the aisles all weekend - laughing is great medicine! Desiree Baynes, our Australian Olympic Medallist in shooting, will show off her medals as she mingles with guests during the Saturday Gala Dinner.

The night will be capped off with an award winning custom performance by “Ratbagz” with their interpretation of “Greece is the Word”, a ridiculous send up of the classic 50s high school musical with a lot of fun.

Early bird registrations close on 17 September 2010, so why wait to the last minute to get your entry pass into the workshops, tours, entertainment and lots more! All NSW ladies are invited to attend!

Oh, by the way, the Gathering has a men’s program, just in case you ladies don’t want to leave the boys at home.

Visit here and click on the Wentworth Rural Women’s Gathering for registration pack and to find out all about it .

Farming Family Well-Being Survey

Connar McShane from James Cook University in Townsville, North Queensland is conducting a survey that asks questions about life on the farm, specifically in relation to issues surrounding work, family, and current challenges faced by farming families of Australia.

Growers and graziers (e.g. horticulture, agriculture, livestock, dairy etc.) as well as any member of a farming family (currently involved with the farm) are invited to participate. Feedback is needed from both women and men, so feel free to encourage your partner and other family members to participate.

Click on the link below to access the survey and for more information.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/farmingfamilywellbeing

Monday, August 30, 2010

If you love books


Gorgeous website and blog created by two mums, designed to help you choose books for the little people in your life.  Follow their blog here http://weheartbooks.com/blog/ or check out their online store



You will find gems such as Little Red Riding Hood pop up book (above) and There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly (below)


Books not just for your child's bookcase but would look gorgeous on the coffee table as well.


You know these books for all ages have been lovingly chosen by mums.


Ah- Tissue - Bless You

Dreamy and divine

Pictures from StyleMilk

How gorgeous are these tissue pom-poms available from


South Coast Music Camp

Bega - Mon 27 Sept - Fri 1 October 2010




This workshop will be held during the first week of the October school holidays (NSW) at the Mumbulla School - 37 Bega Street, Bega NSW. Our aim is lots of musical sharing, good food, friends and fun!
All orchestral instrument players are welcome of all ages and abilities.

We are also offering orchestral percussion (including beginners) if you can read music. Adults (16+) can also enrol to study voice with Susan Flannery.

The wind and percussion tutors will include Georgi Hargraves, Helen Gill and Dave Hewitt. They will be joined by other professional musicians and tertiary students.

Our guest string tutors this year will include the Acacia Ensemble from Sydney as well as other tertiary music students.

See website for more details

http://thebegavalley.org.au/music_camp.html

2010 Baby & Toddler Show Opportunity

Do you have a business?
Does your target market include mums?
Would you like us to distribute your flyers to over 17,000 mums on your behalf?

The SOHO Agency are exhibiting at the 2010 Baby & Toddler Show in Sydney - October 1-3 at Darling Harbour and we have limited opportunities to include your marketing material in our info packs that we will hand out at the show.

All you need to do is email us on sophie@thesohoagency.com.au with details of your business and how many flyers you would like to send in. There is a minimal cost involved of $70 per company and you can send us as many flyers as you like. This is our early bird offer so let us know asap if you want to book.

We will also include a mention of your business and a link to your website in the newsletter which will go out immediately after the Show to our newly updated database.

If you want to take your business and your profile to the next level, contact me at sophie@thesohoagency.com.au to book your spot.

Fash N Treasure


Fashion Market, Kingston, Canberra
Sat 4th Sept 10am-3am

Thursday, August 26, 2010

"Uniting and Raising the Profile of NSW Farming Women"

There is a free workshop called "Uniting and Raising the Profile of NSW Farming Women" being held in Canowindra on Friday September 3rd.

It is a facilitated, interactive, one-day workshop aimed at encouraging rural women to build leadership and representative skills to support their communities, industries and regions.

The workshop is open to all women of all ages and walks of life in rural areas. Senior high school students could also benefit from the workshops.

All materials, meals are provided free of charge. One night's accommodation can also be provided where participants travel considerable distances to attend.

See here for registration forms http://www.nswwia.org.au/

LandLearn NSW Speech Spectacular

Do you have students who:

Can talk the leg off a chair?

Want to share their opinions with the world? …..or

Just like the sound of their voice?

They can now 'turn talk into cash' by entering the LandLearn NSW Speech Spectacular.

Debating teams … this one's for you too. In fact the competition is open to all NSW school students in stages 3, 4 and 5.


What's it all about?

The LandLearn NSW Speech Spectacular is a speaking competition run in conjunction with the NSW Beef Spectacular.

Round One

There are two rounds in the competition. Round One calls on students to prepare a two minute response to one of these topics:

1.That locusts do more harm than good.

2.That it is better to plant a potato than a rose.

3.That working in the country is better than working in the city.

Round One entries are due by Friday, 17 December 2010.

The top eight speakers from Round One will have their work published by Industry & Investment NSW (I&I NSW) and will be invited to deliver a 2-3 minute grand final speech about a given topic at the NSW Beef Spectacular on 16 March 2011 at the Dubbo Showground. They will be competing for some great cash prizes.

The grand final topic will be released prior to the event to allow finalists the time to prepare a speech. Grand final winners will be announced on 16 March 2011. The judging panel will consists of representatives from The Land, Industry & Investment NSW and LandLearn NSW.

http://www.landlearnnsw.org.au/students/speech-spectacular

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Violet and I


The very talented Anna Linklater who hails from Gol Gol, near Mildura is on the verge of being one of Australia's hottest fashion designers.   Anna's divine label 'Violet and I' is dreamy, delicate and has loads of heart.  There is more to her story as she has overcome an eating disorder and now supports The Butterfly Foundation

Read an interview with Anna here on Beautiful You Blog.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Find it hard clothes shopping for the boys

I find it incredibly hard to shop for clothes that my 7 yr old will actually wear and like.  This website helps.

And they have 60-75% off at the moment.

Change

Loving - Papier Mache Magazine

Spring Feast for the senses

A feast of artworks will be installed next month at Lazy River Estate,

with artists from Dubbo, Narromine and Gilgandra plating up their

offerings as part of the Lazy River Feast on 25 September which includes a

food and music event. All the artists involved are members of Fresh Arts

Inc.


Fresh Arts formed in 2003 as an informal support group for local artists

and now functions as an organised collective who regularly exhibit

together.

 

Curator of the Feast exhibition and Dubbo-based artist, Kim Goldsmith said

the upcoming Lazy River event was a great opportunity for artists to have

some fun with an idea, using a broad range of mediums.



Some of the works I have seen to date include a beautiful installation

piece from Lea Tucker, a delicate watercolour painting by Leanne Watt and

a colourful characterisation of rock lobsters by Lara Scolari. Jack

Randell is contributing a new work, straight on the back of a successful

residency and showing in Sydney.



The treatment of the theme has been incredibly varied, all appealing in

some way to the senses of sight, taste, sound and more. A work by Ken

Tucker explores the idea of a musical feast and Lou Lindsay has created a

sumptuous visual feast of colour and flesh in paint. Anne Greenaway has

been more literal in her interpretation of the theme, using food as the

subject and bright colour in a digital medium, said Ms Goldsmith.



Coordinator of the exhibition and Fresh Arts vice-president, Rita Bruce

said the exhibition is being greatly anticipated by all who are involved.


The opening of Feast will be at 3pm on Saturday, 25 September at Lazy

River Estate. It will be preceded by a food event at the restaurant/café

and followed by music on the green. Opening the exhibition will be artist

and TAFE NSW Western Institutes Head Teacher Arts and Media for Dubbo and

the North West, Mary Dorahy.



Feast will run from 25 September 4 November 2010. The gallery is open

Friday - Sunday 10am-4pm.



The exhibiting artists include: Jack Randell, Lou Lindsay, Ken Tucker, Lea

Tucker, Rita Bruce, Tamara Lawry, Anne Greenaway, Leanne Watt, Penny

Volkofsky, Merryn Spencer, Nathan Shooter, Lara Scolari, Noelene Rawson,

Vicki Gainsford, Rowena Galway, Emma Bradshaw, Kieth Yap, Laura Holland

and Penny Volkofsky.



Feast exhibition contacts: Rita Bruce (Feast Coordinator) on 0417 418 638

or Kim Goldsmith (Feast Curator) on 6887 2288 or 0419 439 923

Lazy River Feast contact: Lazy River Estate 02 6882 2111



Friday, August 20, 2010

Cake in a mug recipe - Cute Easy Idea

This chocolate cake in a mug is a chocoholic's dream and you can make it in less than 5 minutes - and yes, that does include mixing and cooking time! This cake is dangerous and delicious. Find a scoop of ice-cream to eat with it or just wait in front of your microwave with your spoon ready!



Ingredients:


4 tbsp self-raising flour
2 tbsp sugar
2 tbsp cocoa
1 egg
3 tbsp milk
3 tbsp vegetable oil
1/2 tsp vanilla essence
1 tbsp chocolate chips

Method:

In a large mug, place all the dry ingredients and mix well with a spoon. Use the spoon to grind all of the cocoa against the side of the cup so there are no lumps.

Add the egg and beat it a little on top of the dry ingredients to break the yolk.

Add the oil, milk and vanilla and mix until well combined.

Stir the chocolate chips in and put into the microwave on high for 3 minutes.

Serve with a nice big scoop of ice-cream.

Notes

This a dirty little secret and should only be shared with other chocoholics so shhhhh.

Mix it really well and you will end up with a cake that rises beautifully and has a great texture.

This recipe was created by Jennifer Cheung for Kidspot,

Farming Ahead 2010 conference

September 21-22, Westin Sydney Hotel.

Farming Ahead 2010 conference is a cutting-edge two-day event providing a unique opportunity for grower groups, research, development and extension organisations and corporations to come together to build highly-effective knowledge networks for the future.

The Conference will showcase best practice amongst grower groups and offer practical advice to assist them in providing effective services to their members. Much of the Conference program will be delivered by grower groups and there will be plenty of opportunity for networking, sharing information and seeing how others do it.

Supported by Premium sponsors Elders, with major sponsors the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Rural Industries Research & Development Corporation and the NSW Department of Industry and Investment, the conference has also to date attracted the support of the Victorian Department of Primary Industries, Murray Darling Basin Authority, Grains Research and Development Corporation.

It is estimated there are more than 400 grower groups and farming systems groups servicing around half of Australia’s farmers. Communication is essential in the success of any R&D project or innovation and it is now, more than ever, critical for organisations involved in agricultural R&D to communicate effectively with their stakeholders, spanning the entire industry.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to connect with industry partners, share information and build your knowledge network at the Farming Ahead 2010 conference.
For further information  http://www2.kondinin.com.au/conference/Default.aspx

Find the program here http://www2.kondinin.com.au/conference/Program.aspx

Walk of Wonders 2010

26 Sep 2010

The inaugural Walk of Wonders is a picturesque 20 kilometre walk beside, above and across the Murrumbidgee River with musical, magical, artistic, amusing, beautiful and bush ‘wonders' scattered along the track to delight and encourage you on your way.



The Walk of Wonders meanders from Gunnong Jugrawah to Jugiong in NSW and is scattered with a harvest of talented local ‘wonders' that promise to amuse, surprise, enchant and spur you on!

Why not make a weekend of it and explore the local area? Regional towns Jugiong, Harden, Boorowa, Cootamundra, Yass and Binalong have interntationally-renowned attractions to visit and accommodation to cater for mini-break weekenders. For more information, visit http://www.visitnsw.com/area/Young_and_Surrounds.aspx and http://www.visitnsw.com/area/Wagga_Wagga_and_Surrounds.aspx.

Entry in the Walk of Wonders is $50 which includes registration, bus transport to the starting point and a sausage sizzle at the finishing line, courtesy of event sponsor, the Long Track Pantry at Jugiong. All proceeds raised will be donated to the Country Education Foundation of Australia - to help it continue its work to assist rural youth in their post-high school transition into further education, training and vocations. All donations/entry fees of $2.00 or more are tax deductible.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Amazing Women

Just listened to an interview with Cheryl Koenig on ABC's Conversation Hour with Richard Fydler discussing her book Paper Cranes and her son, Jonathan.

At the age of twelve Cheryl's son, Jonathan, was involved in a horrific car accident. He was given very little chance of survival and when he did miraculously pull through doctors predicted that he would most likely never walk, talk, or even eat again. Cheryl refused to accept this prognosis and set out on a relentless quest to save her son.

Cheryl on 'Paper Cranes':

'Paper Cranes' is two journeys in one story: the incredible journey of Jonathan’s fight back to be the best he possibly can, and the emotional journey that I share as his mother – at first grieving for the talented son I lost, and then reaching a place of understanding and accepting him for all that he is now. It is only through writing of our ‘combined journeys’ that I came to the realisation of how important it is to validate and accept an individual for who they are and whatever contribution they make to society. Hopefully this philosophy will be imparted onto the reader.
Naturally anyone who has suffered an accident or brain injury of any kind will find the book invaluable in offering hope at the end of the tunnel, however it is also sure to uplift and motivate anyone seeking inspiration in any walk of life as it demonstrates the power of family love, the compassion of friends and the kindness of strangers.








Cheryl was named 2009's 'NSW Woman of the Year'.

Listen to the interview here http://www.abc.net.au/local/stories/2010/05/10/2894981.htm

It is a moving account of a mothers fight for her son.

Its Going To Be Windy


Big winds forecast today
Stay inside



http://nicolund.blogspot.com/










Keep safe


And hold on

Forest Forum Art Exhibition

Because Eurobodalla shire is 70% forested it was logical that Batemans Bay should be chosen to host a national Forest Forum this September. As part of the event there will be an exhibition of artworks and photographs that focus on the beauty of our native forests, their vegetation and the animals they house.

The Forum is inviting the southeast region’s many talented artists and photographers to participate. Information and contact details will be displayed with the items so that potential purchasers can contact the artist/photographer.

WHEN Saturday 11 September 2010, 10am until late
WHERE Batemans Bay Soldiers Club Beach Rd

KEY DATES
ENTRY FORMS, CD ROMS & STATEMENTS CLOSE Mon 16 Aug 2010
DELIVERY OR ARTWORKS 10am-12 noon Fri 10 Sept
EXHIBITION 10am til late Sat 11 Sept
COLLECTION OF ART WORK 10am-12 noon Sun 12 Sept

Teen Shorts Incorporated


Teen Shorts is a Film Festival for all Australian Year 8, 9 and 10 English and Media students.

Teen Shorts Incorporated is running a film festival for NSW and Victorian high school students and intends to expand nationally in 2011. All films are scripted, shot and edited by students and will be given a screening where students can attend and see their film up on the big screen. The first round of the competition is at a regional level and the winners of the regional rounds move on into a final round of the competition where another screening will take place.

Teen Shorts Inc would like to offer filmmakers and musicians the opportunity to run workshops with students by placing a listing of their skills on the website teenshorts.org.

For more information please email teenshorts@bigpond.com. A yearly fee of $25.00 per listing is applicable.

Please see the Filmmakers available page at the website  http://www.teenshorts.org/

Expressions of Interest to Exhibit

Spiral Gallery in Bega is calling for artists interested in exhibiting at the gallery in 2010/2011. Proposals should include an outline of the proposed exhibition, a current CV, artist's statement and images of recent or relevant work.


Please contact Spiral for any information Ph:6492 5322

Wanted: All Artists.

SEAR  South East Arts Region is putting together a website database for all artists in the area, and we want YOU to be on it!

If you'd like to be on the list, please email dhibbert@sear.org.au with the following details:

Name of artist/group:

Address (optional):

Home/business phone (optional):

Mobile phone (optional):

Email address:

Website(optional):

Brief Description:

If you are a visual artist, could please attach a picture of your work.

If you are a musician/performer/dancer etc, please include a photo of yourself.

Red Card Fundraiser for Heart Foundation

Polo Red Gallery has received authorisation to raise funds for the Nation Heart Foundation (NSW) as part of their ‘Go Red for Women’ campaign, which aims to raise awareness of female heart disease risk.

Polo Red Gallery, Cooma, will be hosting a sale of small art works donated by local artists and students of art during October 2010. This will be called The ‘Red Card’ Charity Art Sale. Every painting will be on an identical 20 cm x 24 cm canvas board supplied by the Gallery.

These works will be sold for $50 each at the Gallery on the evening of Sunday 10 October and proceeds will go to the Heart Foundation (NSW). HSC art students are also being asked to supply artworks on the same board in a student section and they will be for sale at $25.

Artists are being asked right now to participate by completing an artwork as a donation. If you would like to volunteer, please contact Ian Pfeffer, the Director of Polo Red Gallery, by email at ian(at)polored.com.au or by phone on 0425 201410.

Further details can be found on the website at  http://www.polored.com.au/

Want your art to appear on ABC TV?

Regional Arts Australia has a new partnership with ABC television - Artpost. Artpost is an opportunity for all artists in Australia, working in any medium, to tell the world about their work by uploading a little movie or still photograph montage about their work. ABC Television and Radio will be using the website as a tool to find good stories.  The process is very simple – all the tools you need and a tutorial are on to the site, and have a look at the posts that are already on the map. Please post a profile yourself, or track down the artists in your town and create one about them. Contact Jennifer Collins if you have any further questions.
Email collins.jennifer@abc.net.au
Website  www.abc.net.au/tv/artpost

Beautiful You Blog

http://www.beautifulyoubyjulie.com/

For girls of all shapes and sizes

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

OH SOON-HWA - PHOTOSPACE GIRLS FROM MEKONG DELTA

This project, ~Girls from Mekong Delta", takes place on a small island in the Mekong Delta area in Vietnam. Many girls from this island married foreigners such as Taiwanese and Koreans so it has been nicknamed as Taiwan Island. This photographic essay focuses on the idea that the way girls' reasoning their self-identities may be unique given their Asian culture and familial relationships.




http://www.soonhwaphoto.com/
 
 
ANU School of Art
1st Floor Building 105, Childers Street
ACTON 0200
Gallery Hours:
Monday-Friday 10.00am-5.00pm

Schools Get Hooked on Fishing

NSW Primary Industries Minister Steve Whan has launched an educational DVD encouraging students to get involved in Industry & Investment NSW’s (I&I NSW) free fishing program.

The aim is to introduce primary school students to recreational fishing while practising safe and responsible fishing.

“‘Get Hooked…It’s Fun to Fish’ teaches children sustainable fishing practices and how to look after aquatic habitats,” Minister Whan said
 
“It is free to register for the ‘Get Hooked…It’s Fun to Fish’ program for teachers in all NSW primary schools. When schools register, they now receive the DVD, a comprehensive teachers manual, fully equipped resource kit, assistance from accredited Schools Fishcare Volunteers and the opportunity to attend a free practical fishing workshop.
 
NSW Primary Industries Minister Steve Whan will launch the ‘Get Hooked…It’s Fun to Fish’ DVD at Adaminaby Public School at 11am, Monday August 16.
 

Monday, August 16, 2010

12 Words

Can you write a story in 12 words or less?


12Words, is a website for people to tell a micro-story in 12 words or less.

Whether you are a published writer or have never written any fiction before, you can give this a go and enjoy it.  Anyone can enter but if you are aged between 15 and 25, you can be in the running for a Random House writing mentorship.

Campaign Ruby by Jessica Rudd

Join Jessica Rudd for the Canberra launch of her debut novel, Campaign Ruby.


Set in the midst of a federal election, the novel follows Ruby Stanhope as she navigates her way through a series of media mishaps and wardrobe malfunctions in the pursuit of electoral - and romantic - glory.


Book signing and refreshments to follow


Tuesday 31 August, 4 pm


Conference Room, National Library of Australia, free


Bookings: 02 6262 1271 or bookings@nla.gov.au

Election Overload

Do you feel bombarded by 2010 election material? If so, the National Library of Australia can help.

The Library wants to collect 2010 election ephemera – from stickers to how-to-vote cards, from posters to banners – to add to the existing collection of federal election material.




The Library has the largest collection of political memorabilia in Australia, with some material dating back to 1901.



So don't throw it away, send it to the Library

Rugged Beyond Imagination

National Museum of Australia Senior Curator Matthew Higgins has been researching, writing about, talking about, walking and skiing the Australian high country for two decades.

While many books have been written on the New South Wales and Victorian alps, few have focused on the ACT high country.


Rugged Beyond Imagination focuses on the Namadgi-Tidbinbilla area. It also covers other places in the ACT and NSW, which have a historical relationship to the core area, including parts of Kosciuszko National Park. Matthew draws on dozens of oral history interviews he has conducted since the late 1980s, using the prism of individual experience to help to tell a broader story.
 
Listen to Matthew Higgins today on Bush Telegraph at 11am.
 

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Just For Today


Education and Rural Grants

JB Fairfax Award for Rural Journalism - aims to encourage university students to pursue a career in rural journalism upon graduation. The Award was established through a private donation from Mr John B Fairfax AO.  An Award of up to $10,000 is provided along with practical work experience at Rural Press and the 2011 Sydney Royal Easter Show. The winning article will be published in a major rural publication.  Applying is easy – simply write a feature article about rural affairs and fill in the online application form.   Applications close on the 30 September for study in the 2011 academic year.

Rural Scholarships -  Rural Scholarships are available to support individuals in NSW who demonstrate a passion for rural issues and who are studying something of value to rural communities. Several scholarships of up to $5,000 for full time study or up to $1,500 for part time study are available.  Applying is easy – simply fill in the online application form and tell us why you are passionate about rural and regional NSW. Applications close on the 30 September 2010 for study in the 2011 academic year.

FRRR/ANZ Seeds of Renewal Program -  Helping Communities Thrive.  Seeds of Renewal is a small grants program providing funding of up to $15,000.00 to rural not-for-profit organisations.  Independently administered by the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR) and proudly supported by ANZ, the program aims to assist small rural and regional communities to work towards a more sustainable future.  Applications must be postmarked by 5pm on Friday 3 September 2010.

CARING FOR AGEING IN RURAL AUSTRALIA  - Caring for Ageing in Rural Australia is a national small grants program offering over $275,000 in grants to assist in caring for the aged in rural Australia. Support from three philanthropic trusts makes this annual program possible.  Closing Date: MONDAY 13 September 2010.

CATCH - Culture Arts Tourism and Community Heritage Grants Program - The CATCH Program is a source of funds providing grants of up to $20,000 to not for profit community groups in rural and remote Australia to support worthwhile activities in the areas of culture and tourism, the arts, history and heritage across rural and remote Australia. In addition, the Julian Flett Foundation managed by Perpetual, will also support worthwhile activities in the areas of culture and tourism, the arts, history and heritage in the Taree area.  Activities which enrich the life of rural and remote communities are often centred on arts and culture, history and heritage and public tourism. This program, aims to meet this need. Application can be made to FRRR by post only. Applications need to be postmarked on or before 13 August 2010.

Small Grants for Small Rural Communities Program - A small grants program for small rural Australian communities will offer about $900,000 a year in grants to benefit people in rural and remote communities. This collaborative approach is designed to:
· Make better, targeted use of funds improving access for rural & regional communities
· Provide a simpler application process
· Enhance efficiency and effectiveness for philanthropic trusts and foundations who wish to support small communities.
Closing Date: 30 September, 2010.

REACH - Rural Early Childhood Program - The Rural Early Childhood Program is a source of funds up to 20,000 for not for profit community groups in rural and remote Australia that offer early childhood services.  Grant seeker enquiries can be made on freecall 1800 170 020 or e-mail: info@frrr.org.au

Friday, August 13, 2010

Perfect For A Rainy Day

Keep the kids busy creating their own throne and castle

And for those who cannot possibly face the thought of all that designing and cutting yourself you can find the above at Papier Damour in Double Bay, Sydney, NSW.  Can't just hop in the car and drive there yourself.  No problem they have an online shop

Flicking through the Spring Issue of Style Magazine

Exercise Your Mood short film competition


Exercise is a great way to lift mood and relieve some symptoms of depression. We want you to submit a short clip showing us how you can get up and get moving to improve your mood. We are looking for loads of fun, loads of energy and something that is going to make us smile. So pull out the soccer ball or hula hoop, get some endorphins flowing and Exercise Your Mood!

The winner will receive an Apple iPad (32GB with Wi-Fi) valued at $759.
How to enter:

1. Complete the online entry form

2. Upload a clip not longer than 90 seconds to YouTube and send us the link at blackdogevents@blackdog.org.au. (Highly commended entries will be required to submit a high quality version of their clip.)

Entries close: 5pm AEDT, Friday 3rd September 2010.