The Weekender: 24 – 26

PICK up a new new skill, learn more about your future career, have a run around the city in your pyjamas or learn how to make a bouquet of paper flowers. The choice is yours this weekend as Hieu Chau runs through what’s on this weekend.

Teach Anything Good Day
Kathleen Syme Library and Community Centre (251 Faraday St, Carlton) | July 25 (10.30am – 2.30pm)


Wishing to pick up a new skill or learn something completely new?

Starting this Saturday, students can head down to the Kathleen Syme Library and Community Centre in Carlton for TAG (Teach Anything Good) Day!

TAG Day will take place on the last Saturday of every month and offer classes from teachers around the Carlton neighbourhood. Classes range from the physical to the mental with lessons on dancing, financing and cooking all planned for the TAG Day series.

Lunch will also be provided on the day.

Sign up today and you’ll get the choice of picking four other classes based on your preference.

For more information head on over to TAG Day’s official website.

2015 Melbourne Career Expo
Melbourne Convention Exhibition Centre (Clarendon St, Southbank) | Friday, July 24 (10.00am – 3.00pm), Saturday, July 25 – Sunday, July 26 (10.00am – 4.00pm)

It’s only natural for students to freak out over their career prospects during and after their study, which is perhaps why attending the annual Melbourne Career Expo might be a good idea for those worried about where their studies will take them.

If you’re a working professional hoping to expand on their skills, a student looking to learn more about corporate culture or someone looking to make a career change, the 2015 Melbourne Career Expo will have you covered.

Touted as the largest and most comprehensive careers convention in Australia, the expo will see exhibitors from a variety of different disciplines spread across the showfloor.

Attend seminars on how to get a job, working with animals, becoming a CPA (certified public accountant) and many others. Use the expo as an opportunity to also network and make contacts in Australia too — you never know who you’ll run into and what will happen.

The 2015 Melbourne Career Expo takes place throughout the entire weekend. For the full list of exhibitors as well as other bits of information, please refer to the Expo’s official website.

People’s Choice PJ Run
Sunday, July 26 (Kicks off at 11.00am)

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What if there was a way you could get to have a leisurely run on a Sunday morning without having to slip out of your pyjamas?

Returning for a second year is the People’s Choice PJ Run, a charitable run that raises funds for HeartKids, a health charity that supports families of children with heart disease.

Those that donate to the cause are invited to run, lightly jog or simply walk along the 3.5 km track along the Yarra.

Pyjamas will be supplied but participants are also encouraged to wear their own. Registration fee/donation of $45 is required to participate.

For more information, visit the People’s Choice PJ Run’s official website.

Bend and Snap Market
1000 Pound Bend (361 Lt Londsdale St, Melbourne) | July 25 – 26

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Sunshine Design and Illustration: One of the stalls present at Bend and Snap Market. Image supplied.

The Bend and Snap Market returns to the 1000 Pound Bend for its Winter market.

This weekend-long marketplace will feature art and collectibles from local designers ranging from jewellery, homewares, DIY kits and much more.

Plated Image, connoisseurs of paper craft, will be holding a workshop for papercraft where participants can learn how craft a bouquet of paper flowers.

And if that isn’t enough to satisfy crafty collectors, the market will also offer an all-day breakfast, lunch and early dinner options at its cafe.

Learn more about the Bend and Snap Market over at the market’s official event page on Facebook.

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