Community Diary

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

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2021 Puzzle Challenge / Charity Fund Raiser

Date: September 25, 2021


Our 2021 Puzzle Challenge is on. We will be puzzling 1000 piece puzzles in pairs looking for the Tasmanian state champion to send to the Nation puzzle competition in Melbourne.
This year our charity is Epilepsy Tasmania, we are raising funds and awareness about Epilepsy in Tasmania.
All competitor spaces are now full, but we will be open for the public to come watch and cheer on the teams.
We will have a sausage sizzle, second hand puzzles for sale as well as other items and a raffle with some great prizes, with all funds raised going to Epilepsy Tasmania.
The challenge is on Sat Sep 25 from 11am to 2pm at the Richmond Primary School hall on Commercial Rd Richmond.

Daylight Saving Time Starts

Date: October 3, 2021

3 Oct 2021 – Daylight Saving Time Starts

When local standard time is about to reach
Sunday, 3 October 2021, 2:00:00 AM clocks are turned forward 1 hour to
Sunday, 3 October 2021, 3:00:00 AM local daylight time instead

Sunrise and sunset will be about 1 hour later on 4 Oct 2021 than the day before.

There will be more light in the evening.

Klezmer + BalFolk Dance Party

Date: October 8, 2021

Klezmer + BalFolk Dance Party

Plumb, Meyers, McNamara & Pribac

Friday 8th October 2021
7:15 for 7:30-11:30pm
St James Hall, 462 Elizabeth St, New Town
(off Rupert Ave, enter behind church)

Dancers and listeners alike are in for a treat as mandolin virtuoso Luke Plumb (from Shooglenifty), Klezmer and experimental fiddler and accordionist Rachel Meyers and Dave McNamara and Slovenian hillbilly Fred Pribac on double bass, take to the stage once more to celebrate the inspiring, emotional and exciting music of the Klezmer and Balfolk traditions.

Klezmer and pan-European music from a powerhouse quartet:
World renowned mandolin virtuoso Luke Plumb (Shooglenifty) has established a reputation as a driving force in acoustic music on the global stage.
With their energetic and joyfully unrestrained music, Rachel Meyers and Dave McNamara have delighted audiences from some of Europe’s liveliest bars and music festivals to the wettest, coldest and darkest street corners.
Slovenian hillbilly Fred Pribac underpins it all on bass.

Caller David Wanless will lead dancers through dances from these two vibrant worlds of European dancing.

Lively, fun Klezmer and French dances

$19 / $17 (conc)/ $16 (mem) / $10 (f/t student)
Limited door sales.

Dress fancy – it’s a party!  Will your outfit be:
1. Classy,
2. Flamboyant,
3. Whimsical,
4. Outrageous, or
5. Zany?
Of course it’s not essential to dress up, but it adds to the fun, so be creative.

All dances taught. No dancing experience or partner required but you’re welcome to bring either.
All ages welcome.
Please bring a plate of supper.

Entry conditions:

Hobart Writers Festival

Start date: October 8, 2021

End date: October 10, 2021

Hobart Writers Festival returns to Hadley’s Orient Hotel and Parliament Gardens
on 8 th – 10 th October.
Hobart’s biennial literary festival returns in 2021. This year all the session ideas have been
artist-led, resulting in a festival showcasing artistic freedom in contrast to the restrictions
of 2020 and 2021. The festival includes a diverse collection of writers exploring
Tasmanian history, culture, stories and writing.
TasWriters; Director Cassandra Wunsch said:
“Recently we have had to change the way we live. We're still not out of the woods, even
here in Tasmania, and the disruption to our lives has caused economic, physical and
mental pain to many people. There is no festival theme this year, no constraints, no
limitations. Just the writers, the stories and the community. Join us in supporting
Tasmanian stories and storytellers at this year’s festival.”
Affordable ticket prices aim to make the festival accessible to as many people in the
Tasmania community as possible. There will be two days of free activities in Parliament
Gardens for children and the young at heart.
Tickets for the paid sessions range from $8 – $30.
Cassandra Wunsch said: “TasWriters’ mission is to encourage, support and promote
Tasmanian writers and stories. Our vision is of a cultural landscape where storytellers are
encouraged and acknowledged as powerful drivers of community.”
TasWriters is partnering with Hadley’s Orient Hotel, The Hobart Book Shop, Forty South
Publishing, Youth Ark, the Tasmanian Maritime Museum, the Society of Children’s
Writers and Illustrators (SCWBI) and Hobart City Council.
The Emerging Tasmanian Aboriginal Writers Award will be announced at the opening
Program and tickets are available via TasWriters Festival website:

Blessing of the Animals

Date: October 10, 2021

Scots Church

29 Bathurst Street, Hobart

Sunday 10 October 2021: 10 am
Please come along with your fur, feather,
fin family members for the Blessing of the Animals

Morning Tea to follow

(Please ensure pets are on lead or feeling reassured

by being in a crate or similar)


Allegri Ensemble: Lay a Garland

Date: October 16, 2021

Allegri Ensemble: Lay a Garland

Join Allegri Ensemble at St Mary’s Cathedral at 3 pm on Saturday 16 October for a bouquet of Renaissance and Romantic part songs which celebrate the joy of singing together. Featuring works by Pearsall, Gibbons, Isaac, Bruch, Elgar, Josquin and Debussy.

Saturday 16 October 2021, 3 pm (door sales from 2:30 pm)
St Mary’s Cathedral, 180 Harrington St, Hobart
Tickets: $32; $25 (concession) from