What's on in Braidwood

School holiday activities

Australian Institute of Sport Vacation Care

  • Australian Institute of Sport, Leverrier Street, Bruce

A sports holiday program for primary school-aged children: swimming, football, volleyball, basketball, netball, hockey, athletics, teeball, cricket, oztag, dance, chill out time spent in Sportex (interactive sports exhibit) and big-screen movies. Phone: 6214 1281. Web: experienceais.com/sports-camps/holiday-program. Costs on enquiry.

Canberra Youth Theatre Workshops

  • Gorman Arts Centre, Batman Street, Braddon

WHAT'S YOUR STORY? Canberra Youth Theatre workshop for ages 7-12 years, April 15-18, 9am-3pm. Gorman Arts Centre, Batman Street, Braddon. Tutor Tracy Bourne will use drama games and exercises for a fun four day workshop to build confidence and fundamental skills in voice, movement, character and story. Cost: $409/$384. Email: workshops@cytc.net. Phone: 6248 5057

Sonic storytelling

  • National Portrait Gallery, King Edward Terrace, Barton, Wednesday April 17, 10.30am-12.30pm. Bookings essential via portrait.gov.au. Cost: $20/$15.

Discover the Gallery's portraits through an exploratory sound workshop, using unusual instruments and found objects. Suitable for children aged 8 to 12 years.

Story time

  • National Portrait Gallery, King Edward Terrace, Barton, Wednesday April 17, 10.30am-12.30pm and 2pm-3.30pm. Cost: $7 per child. Bookings essential via portrait.gov.au.

Listen to the story Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge by Mem Fox, illustrated by Julie Vivas, and create your own visual response. All materials provided; for all ages and abilities. All children must be accompanied.

Warehouse Circus

  • Chifley: 4/70 MacLaurin Crescent. Kaleen: 104 Baldwin Drive. Phone: 6260 3626. Web: warehousecircus.org.au. Prices vary.

Structured workshops in tumbling, mini trampoline, stilt walking, unicycling, rolla bola, hula hooping, juggling, staff or poi twirling, diabolo and the basics of aerial disciplines such as tissue and trapeze.

YMCA Vacation Care

  • 2 Southbar Road, Queanbeyan.

Bat Appreciation Day, April 17: All about the animal and the role bats play in nature.

Easter Creations, April 18: Three more sleeps until the Easter Bunny comes. Make some Easter baskets to collect eggs.

Earth Day, April 23: Earth Day activities today will encourage recycling.

Anzac Day Crafts, April 24: Anzac Day is a national day of remembrance in Australia and New Zealand. Mark the day with a range of crafts.

Mini Beasts in the Garden, April 26: What do you call a beast? Where do you see them in the garden? Are they at the bottom with the fairies?


Recycle Hub. April 18. Cost: $8. At John Cory Road, Hume. Travel by Queanbeyan YMCA bus.

Snow Art. April 23. Cost: $10. Onsite at Queanbeyan YMCA.

Ten Pin Bowling. April 24. Cost: $20. At Tuggeranong Zone Bowling, 76 Cowlishaw Street, Greenway. Travel by Queanbeyan YMCA bus.

How to book: The daily cost is $47 per child from 8am to 6pm. Excursions are an additional fee from $5 to $30. Payments can be made by cash / cheque / eftpos at the office or by direct credit." Phone: 6297 2334. Email: queanbeyan@ymca.org.au

Queanbeyan City Library

  • 6 Rutledge Street, Queanbeyan.

Bloxels, April 18, 10am-noon: Do you love playing video games? Ever wondered how to make your own? Learn how to create your own character and your own video game to play using Bloxels. Bookings essential as places limited. Free event for ages 8+.

Easter craft, April 18, 2pm-3pm: Get ready for the Easter bunny by making a spectacular Easter hat. Free event for ages 5-12 years.

See library.qprc.nsw.gov.au. Hours: Mon-Wed, Fri, 9.30am-6pm; Thu, 9.30am-7pm; Sat, 9.30am-4pm. " Phone: 6285 6255. Email: library@qprc.nsw.gov.au.

Queanbeyan-Palerang Heritage Festival

  • The Q Exhibition Space, rear of 253 Crawford Street, Queanbeyan. The Q Exhibition Space, rear of 253 Crawford Street, Queanbeyan. From April 18 to May 12, open weekdays 10am-4pm, Saturdays 10am-2pm.

As part of the Queanbeyan-Palerang Heritage Festival, community groups, families and residents have been very busy working on their heritage boxes to share their stories with the wider community.

Braidwood Library Lego

  • 144 Wallace Street For all ages, April 23, 1.30pm-4pm.

Use master builder skills and have fun playing with Lego at Braidwood Library. Hosted by Queanbeyan-Palerang Libraries. Phone: 6285 6255. Email: library@qprc.nsw.gov.au

Bungendore Basketball Club

  • Bungendore Community School Hall. WHEN: Starting Wed. May 1st and playing throughout Terms 2 3. Wednesdays K, Y1,Y2: 3.45-4.30pm Y3, Y4: 4.30- 5.15pm Y5,Y6: 5.15- 6.30 Cost: $70. Teenage Social Basketball. Starting Wednesday May 1 at 6pm. Just turn up. Cost $3 per night. Please contact Rhonda-Jane Foulds: 0409 446 018 or Keith Foulds 0419 693 484

Sign up for Bungendore Junior Basketball. Bungendore Community School Hall Bungendore Junior Basketball. No experience necessary. Term 2 is skill based. Term 3 the children Y 3- 6 play in social competition. We would love some adults to help us in coaching and supervising. All enquiries and volunteer helpers warmly welcome.


  • 1st Braidwood Scout Group Weekly Meeting, Scout Hall, Coghill Street. 1st Braidwood Scout Group meets each Thursday night during school terms: Joeys- 5 to 6pm, Cubs- 6.15 to 7.45pm, Scouts- 6 to 8pm, Venturers- 6 to 8pm. For more information contact Mal Campbell on 0429 455 483, braidwoodscouts@gmail.com or www.facebook.com/braidwoodscouts.
  • Braidwood Film Club Monthly meetings, National Theatre, Wallace Street. Visitors are welcome. Membership fees are $50 per person per year and can be paid to the Treasurer on the night. Program and starting time displayed in the theatre window. Large library of DVDs for members to borrow. Braidwood Film Club, PO Box 402, Braidwood NSW 2622
  • Braidwood Life Centre Beginner's Tai Chi group, Araluen Street. Meets each Wednesday morning.
  • Braidwood Life Centre Community support rooms, Araluen Street. Community support rooms open every Thursday 10am -12 noon to assist individuals and families who may require support when experiencing hardship or would like to talk to a volunteer who would listen and provide info or referral.
  • Braidwood Men's Shed, Cowper Street. A place to gather for men and boys for a chat, a bit of wood-working, and repair work for those who ask. Call: Barry Ribbons, 0412 241 607
  • Braidwood Museum Permanent exhibition, Wallace Street. The keeper of Braidwood and villages' history and stories. A regional museum well worth the visit with rare and unusual items to be found. History books for sale. Family history searches. Call 4842 2310 or email help@braidwoodmuseum.org.au
  • Braidwood Quilters Weekly meetings, Braidwood Scout Hall, Coghill Street. For those who share a love for fabric and design, come and share your creativity or be inspired with quilting, patchwork, applique, free form design. Each Wednesday 10am-4pm. Call Margaret Tuckwell, 0430 388 111
  • International Folk Dancing Weekly Classes, The Club, Coronation Avenue. International Folk Dancing on Mondays, 9.30-11am, at the club. All welcome, no experience needed. Free. Call Nola, 4842 8004
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