Community Diary

Community Diary  is a community service providing churches and not-for-profit community groups free publicity for upcoming events.

To submit an item:

Go to TELL US WHAT’S ON  and complete the form with the details of your upcoming event.

Irish Ceili

Date: April 24, 2021


A night of spirited Irish social dancing to vibrant traditional music by

No Rest for the Leprechaun

Ross Smithard – fiddle, Anna Talbot – bodhran and Matt Dames – guitar

with dance callers Sarah “Twinkletoes” Lewis and Fiona Henwood

SAT 24th APRIL ’21
7:15 for 7:30-11:30PM

(off Rupert Ave, enter behind church)

$19 / $17 (conc)/ $16 (mem) / $10 (f/t student)
Online bookings preferred, at

Newcomers and all ages welcome.
All dances are taught. No dancing experience or partner required.

Dress: Casual or Irish. Treat your feet and your ears.

BYO water bottle, cup & supper.

Irish Ceili dancing is fun, easy and social, done in a relaxed atmosphere.

Anzac Day

Date: April 25, 2021

Anzac Day April 25 goes beyond the anniversary of the landing on Gallipoli in 1915.

It is the day on which we remember all Australians who served and died in war and on operational service.

Bonsai Exhibition

Start date: May 1, 2021

End date: May 2, 2021

Bonsai Exhibition

The Bonsai Society of Southern Tasmania will be holding a Bonsai Exhibition on Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd of May 10 am to 4 pm at Hadley’s Orient Hotel in the John Webb and Leadlight rooms
Bonsai demonstrations, plants pots tools wire and Bonsai trees will be available for purchase
Entry is by Gold coin donation

Mother’s Day

Date: May 9, 2021

Mother’s Day  falls on Sunday, 9 May 2021  in Australia.

Many people appreciate their mothers or mother figures, which include stepmothers, relatives, guardians (eg. foster mothers), and close family friends.

Some organizations have Mother’s Day patrons who work together with the media and general community to raise awareness on Mother’s Day events that aim to raise funds for charitable or non-profit causes.

Mother’s Day events and activities may include:

  • Organized walks or runs to raise money for causes such as breast cancer research.
  • Visits to the zoo, movies, or botanical gardens, or other places of interest.
  • Breakfasts, brunches, lunches, afternoon teas or dinners at restaurants, cafes, or at home.
  • Handmade gifts or cards being presented to mothers or mother figures.
  • Flowers, chocolates, clothing, gift vouchers and other gifts that are given to mothers or mother figures.
  • Mother’s Day poems being printed, broadcast, or presented to mothers and mother figures.
  • Mother’s Day stories being publicized in magazines, newspapers, radio, television or the internet.

Many families may also spend the day having a picnic in the park or the beach on Mother’s Day, if the weather allows it.

Walk Safely to School Day

Date: May 14, 2021

Primary school aged children across Australia will make those important steps towards a healthier
future by participating in National Walk Safely to School Day on Friday 14 May 2021.
National Walk Safely to School Day is a community initiative that aims to raise awareness of the health, road safety,
transport and environmental benefits that regular walking (especially to and from school) can provide for the long  term well-being of our children. Apart from the physical benefits, regular walking also has a favourable impact on their cognitive and academic performance.

The annual event, now celebrating its 22nd anniversary, encourages primary school aged children to build walking into their daily routine, by walking to and from school, not just on Friday 14 May, but every day.

Harold Scruby, Chairman and CEO of the Pedestrian Council of Australia said: “The extremely disturbing childhood obesity epidemic continues to affect 1 in 4* children at critical levels across Australia.”
“Unless teachers, parents, carers and the community generally get behind this event and its objectives, this number will never decrease. The best exercise for all of us is regular walking. Children require at least 60 minutes per day of physical activity. We should encourage them to include walking at the beginning, during and end of each day”, he said.
The national initiative also promotes improved diets (by asking schools and P&Cs to Host a Healthy Breakfast),
positive environmental action, better use of public transport with reduced car-dependency and the vitally
important road safety message: “Until they are 10, children must always hold the hand of an adult when crossing the road”.
It also encourages parents and carers to walk more, reducing dangerous traffic congestion around schools, while
minimising the risk of Australian children developing heart disease and diabetes.


*ABS: National Health Survey: First Results, 2017-18
Top 5 tips for parents to get their kids walking to school:
1. Walk some or if you can, walk all the way to school
2. Get off the bus, train, or tram a few stops earlier and walk the rest of the way
3. Leave the car at least 1km away from school and walk the rest of the way
4. Set your alarm 30 minutes earlier to fit in a walk to school
5. If you can’t walk in the morning, walk home after school

City to Casino Fun Run and Walk

Date: May 16, 2021



Held in May each year the event attracts over 3,000 participants of all ages and abilities. It offers four events across three courses, providing plenty of choice and opportunity for participants of all ages and abilities.

to enter or for more

The Suburbs Project

Start date: May 7, 2021

End date: May 30, 2021

The history of Clarence’s urban areas is the focus of a fascinating new art research project which will be on display at Rosny Barn and Schoolhouse Gallery.

Open from Friday 7 May and running until 30 May 2021, The Suburbs Project combines historical documentation, local stories, and newly commissioned artworks to address the social questions and design aesthetics which are particular to Clarence.

Drawing on the expansive archives from council and the community, artists Mary Scott, Lucy Hawthorne, Nicole Robson, Simon Cuthbert and Sam Field tell the story of how Clarence was made through the stories of the people that made it.

Open from 11am to 5pm Wednesday through to Sunday, attendees of the exhibition are invited to contribute to the project by submitting pictures, drawings and stories in the archive room.

Clarence City Council Deputy Mayor and Chair of the Cultural History Advisory Committee, Alderman Heather Chong said she was delighted to see such a comprehensive archive of the history of Clarence.

“The suburbs of Clarence are dynamic and constantly changing and the histories of these are commonly overlooked,” she said.

“This exhibition draws attention to our often hidden yet significant examples of architecture and celebrates both the beauty and the blemishes of urban sprawl.”

In conjunction with The Suburbs Project is the Local History Walk, which will explore the stories of Clarendon Vale with local comedian and guide, Rob Braslin.

Children aged six to 12 can also get involved by signing up to the workshop ‘Building Possible Possibilities, where Bec Stevens and Simon Spain will guide the kids through the process of building a city with cardboard boxes.

For dates, bookings or more information visit