In Conversation with Julia Banks – Thursday 8 July

Julia Banks is an Australian lawyer and politician, with unique leadership experience with law, business and as a member of the Federal Parliament of Australia. In this event, Julia is joined by Virginia Haussegger, a passionate women’s advocate and communication specialist. The conversation this weekend will involve discussion about Julia’s new book Power Play. Breaking Through Bias, Barriers and Boys’ Clubs, an honest guide for women who aspire to leadership in the workplace and in the world. This is a great opportunity to learn about Banks’ inspirational story through this interview.

When: 6 – 7pm on Thursday 8th July
Where: Auditorium, Manning Clark Centre, The Australian National University, ACT 0200
Price: Free
Registration required here.

Maccas Masterclass Holiday Clinic – Friday 9 July

The Canberra Raiders on behalf of McDonald’s are delivering the Macca’s Masterclass Holiday Clinic this weekend for kids aged 5-12 years old. The 4 hour clinic will be organised by trained NRL Development Officers and staff. There will be five physical activity stations, with snacks and lunch provided during breaks throughout the day. This event is the ideal choice for kids who’d like to enjoy the last Friday of their holidays with some Maccas magic.

When: 8:45am – 1:30pm on Friday 9th July
Where: Huawei Raiders Centre, 14 Torrens Street, Braddon, ACT 2612
Price: $80 pp
Book in your slot here.

Whisky Tasting by Hippo & Co – Thursday 8 July & Saturday 10 July

Whisky connoisseurs rejoice! In their weekly whisky tasting, Hippo takes their customers through 6 whiskies from around the world. Here, you can have your own table with a cheese plate to tuck into over the hour of whisky chat with Hippo’s in-house specialist. If you’ve ever wanted to learn more about whisky, or are looking for some incredible blends to sip on, this is for you.

When: 6pm – 7pm. This event has multiple dates. This week, you can visit Hippo & Co. on 8th and the 10th of July (Thursday & Saturday)
Where: Hippo Co. Bar, 17 Garema Place, ACT 2601
Price: $65 pp
Get tickets here.

Mount Majura Truffle Hunt – Saturday 10 July

This weekend, Mt. Majura’s Truffle Farm is organising an exclusive truffle hunt. Learn about the history of the farm and their journey to becoming one of Australia’s most successful trufferies. The hunt will showcase ways of harvesting and handling truffles before they make their way to market and to being served at restaurants. Love truffles? Check out our article on some popular Canberra truffle trails!

When: 10am – 11:30am on Saturday 10th July
Where: The Truffle Farm Canberra, 23 Mount Majura Rd, Majura, ACT 2609
Price: $75 pp
Book in your slot here.

At home Barista Coffee Class – Saturday 10 July

Ever sipped on your favourite cafe’s coffee and wondered how they make it that good? Or have you marveled at the gorgeous latte art and thought of recreating it in your own artistic way? This weekend, Veneziano Coffee Roasters is hosting a special barista coffee class so help you learn everything you need to know about coffee. Whether it’s working with a grinder, texturing the milk or pouring it the right way, this class is perfect for you if you’ve wanted to enter the realm of coffee making. What’s more? You’ll also receive a 250g bag of coffee to take home as well as a certificate of completion!

When: 9:30am – 12:30pm on Saturday 10th July
Where: Veneziano Coffee Roasters Richmond, Unit 2/131 Lysaght St, Mitchell, ACT 2911
Price: $115 pp
Secure your spot here as the max class size is only 4 people.

Canberra ‘Gets its Glow On’ this weekend – Saturday 10 July

One for people of all age groups! This weekend on Saturday at Thoroughbred park, Canberra will be in for a treat with a range of activitie. ‘Getting its Glow On’ will involve a magic show, musical and dance performances, LED installations and numerous souvenir, food and dessert stalls. You wouldn’t want to miss this one!

When: 4:30 – 8pm on Saturday 10th July
Thoroughbred Park, Randwick Rd, Lyneham, ACT 2602
Price: $10 (Adults), $5 (children)
Tickets available here.

Kite Flying Festival – Sunday 11 July

Australia’s biggest kite flying festival, Festival of the Winds, is on again at The EPIC Center this weekend! Perfect for individuals, couples and families, this event is great to take some time off on the weekend. Soak in the weather and fly some kites while enjoying a variety of delicious food and entertainment.

When: 10am – 4pm on Sunday 11th July
EPIC (Exhibition Park in Canberra), Northbourne Avenue, Mitchell, ACT 2911
Price: Free.
Register here to book in your slot.

Winter High Tea at Pialligo Estate – Sunday 11 July

This weekend, the scenic Pialligo Estate is offering a delicious High Tea for you to enjoy. Breathe in the stunning views while you catch up with loved ones while relishing scrumptious bites and beverages. There’ll be decadent cakes, pastries, sandwiches, scones and freshly brewed teas up for everyone. This is the perfect opportunity to spoil yoursef with some luxury.

When: 10:30am (morning session) and 2pm (afternoon session) on Sunday 11th July
Where: 18 Kallaroo Road, Pialligo, ACT 2609
Price: $66.5 pp
Book your session slot here.