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Saturday, 27 December 2014

Treasures Gallery @ National Library of Australia

The Treasures Gallery holds many of the Library's most prized items from iconic objects to handwritten histories. Terra Australis to Australia is a narrative of our nation and its development, featuring highlights from the Library's collection, from early maps and atlases to books, manuscripts, paintings, drawings, photographs and objects. Come face-to-face with James Cook's Endeavour journal, a display showcasing the Library's collection of celestial mapping, the notebook William Bligh kept after the Bounty mutiny, and a selection of zines from the Library's growing collection. 10 am–5 pm. Free entry. http://www.nla.gov.au/exhibitions/treasures-gallery

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Sunday, 28 December 2014

Canberra: Then and Now @ National Library of Australia

Explore the changing face of the nation's capital through this fascinating display. Historic images of Canberra by many of the most celebrated photographers of the twentieth century are displayed alongside specially comissioned photographs of the same places today. 10:00am–5:00pm. Free. https://www.nla.gov.au/exhibitions/canberra-then-now

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Crafty Afternoons @ PJ O'Reilly's Canberra City

Every day from 5-7pm all craft beer schooners are $5. Take the opportunity to try one of the great products we offer from the Matilda Bay Brewery.

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Free Pool @ Transit Bar

Free pool tables from 2:00pm every Sunday at Transit Bar.

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Keepsakes: Australians and The Great War @ National Library of Australia

To mark the centenary of the First World War, the Library invites you to explore our fascinating collection of wartime albums, medals, letters and diaries. Keepsakes tells the story of The Great War as experienced by Australian servicemen and women, key political leaders, civilians, artists and families on the homefront. Discover how very personal stories become our nation's collective memory. 10 am–5 pm. Free entry.

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Lake George Vineyards Walk @ Lerida Estate

Experience the beauty of Lake George and get some exercise at the same time by doing the Lake George Vineyards Walk. Sensible walking shoes required, and bring a warm jacket if it is going to be chilly! Have lunch at Café Lerida before or after the walk. For café menu see: www.leridaestate.com.au/pages/Lunch-Menu.html.

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Lazy Sundays presents Class Act @ The Loft @ Duxton

Trick Fitness and The Loft presents a first class experience in Pole Performance. Two performances and two time slots on the first Sunday of every month. Set times: 8:15pm and 9:15pm. $5 Peroni, $6 Basics and $12 Cocktails.

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Live Music Sundays @ Duxton

Live Music at Duxton every Sunday afternoon from 3:00pm until 6:00pm.

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Pètanque/Boules @ Lerida Estate

Come and have lunch at Café Lerida with some family and/or friends, and then enjoy a social game of Petanqué/Boules. A relaxing way to spend the afternoon – and some gentle exercise as well! For menu see: www.leridaestate.com.au/pages/Lunch-Menu.html. Bookings recommended.

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Sunday Sessions @ Rose Cottage

Sunday Sessions at the Cottage include $4 drinks from 5-7pm (excluding top shelf), $12 Pizzas from 5-7pm and Live Bands ALL DAY. There is no better place to spend your lazy Sunday arvo!

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Treasures Gallery @ National Library of Australia

The Treasures Gallery holds many of the Library's most prized items from iconic objects to handwritten histories. Terra Australis to Australia is a narrative of our nation and its development, featuring highlights from the Library's collection, from early maps and atlases to books, manuscripts, paintings, drawings, photographs and objects. Come face-to-face with James Cook's Endeavour journal, a display showcasing the Library's collection of celestial mapping, the notebook William Bligh kept after the Bounty mutiny, and a selection of zines from the Library's growing collection. 10 am–5 pm. Free entry. http://www.nla.gov.au/exhibitions/treasures-gallery

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Monday, 29 December 2014

Canberra: Then and Now @ National Library of Australia

Explore the changing face of the nation's capital through this fascinating display. Historic images of Canberra by many of the most celebrated photographers of the twentieth century are displayed alongside specially comissioned photographs of the same places today. 10:00am–5:00pm. Free. https://www.nla.gov.au/exhibitions/canberra-then-now

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Crafty Afternoons @ PJ O'Reilly's Canberra City

Every day from 5-7pm all craft beer schooners are $5. Take the opportunity to try one of the great products we offer from the Matilda Bay Brewery.

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Happy Hour @ Polit Bar

Celebrate everyday with with us over $6 bubbles, beer & wine and $10 Polit Special cocktails.

NEW - NOW AVAILABLE - "Drink & Dry Responsibly" finest linen tea towels. Drop by and pick yours up for $24.50 ea. See the full range here.

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Keepsakes: Australians and The Great War @ National Library of Australia

To mark the centenary of the First World War, the Library invites you to explore our fascinating collection of wartime albums, medals, letters and diaries. Keepsakes tells the story of The Great War as experienced by Australian servicemen and women, key political leaders, civilians, artists and families on the homefront. Discover how very personal stories become our nation's collective memory. 10 am–5 pm. Free entry.

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The 10 Best Live Music Moments for 2014 - Part 2

by Jen Taylor

Have no doubt about it, Jen Taylor know how to rock. As OutInCanberra's resident music critic, it's odd not to find her out a few nights a week taking in the sweetest sounds in Canberra's live music scene. We asked Jen what here favourite moments were for 2014 - not necessarily the best gigs, but those moments - sometimes fleeting - where the moment becomes magical. You can read the first half of her list here. So, in her own words, here are Jen's Top Ten for 2014.

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