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Volunteers’ News – April 2013

I hope you all enjoyed the Easter long weekend, whether it was to have a break, catch up with family and friends, or a chance for religious renewal, whatever your belief.

You will be surprised to see my name still attached to this Volunteers’ News but I’ve agreed to continue for a while.

Autumn is with us, and I still yearn to have a bumper crop of winter herbs, but alas it seems my black thumb has taken over again, but I will persist. Perhaps I should attend the workshop What’s Eating My Basil at the Ultimo

Community Centre on April 7.

Daylight Saving

Daylight Saving ends on Sunday April 7. Don’t forget to put your clocks back one hour before you go to bed Saturday night.

What’s On

April brings us Youth Week from April 5-14,  and the continuation of the City of Sydney’s Living in Harmony Festival which runs until Tuesday April 30 – with various community events, including some for School Holidays – like the Fairy Bread and Wings Day at Redfern Community Centre Wednesday April 17, 11am-2pm.

For those interested in portraiture, or those who just like a trip to the Art Gallery of NSW, the Archibald Prize entries are on view until June 2. Cost is $10/$8 concession. The funkier art works and rejects from the Archibald are at the SH Irwin Gallery, Observatory Hill in its annual Salon des Refusés. Cost is $7/$5.

2013 is the UN International Year of Water Co-Operation. World Water Day was March 22, and Australia will be sharing our expertise and technology with developing countries in the Asia/Pacific Region. We all know the devastation caused to our own country through severe flooding and drought, so an opportunity to assist our neighbours to have clean water and hygienic living is a worthwhile aim.

Pat Clarke
On behalf of Distribution Co-ordinator: Ross Smith

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