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Mingle - Upcoming Events

Sunday 29 September 2019Molonglo Valley Markets + Floriade in the Suburbs 
November 2019Diwali Festival of Lights Stay Tuned

Regular activities at Stromlo Cottage

  • Every Wednesday – Young at Heart
  • Every Friday - Molonglo Valley Parents Group
  • Third Tuesday of every month – Book Club and Crafting at the Cottage - Cancelled 17 Sept 2019.
  • Third Thursday of every month - Residents Activities Catch Up

Community BBQ - CANCELLED 16 September 2019

Molonglo Valley Community BBQ

BBQ CANCELLED: Due to the forecast of heavy rain this afternoon, the Mingle BBQ and other activities (including the Coombs Play Space pop up) at Stromlo Cottage have been cancelled.

If you have any questions regarding the Coombs Play Space engagement please email

Find out more at

Molonglo Valley Markets Featuring Floriade in the Suburbs

Molonglo Valley Markets + Floriade

Sunday 29 September 2019, 10:00am - 2:00pm
Stromlo Cottage, Noffs Cres Coombs

Two passionate residents are excited to bring you Molonglo Valley Markets – spring addition.

There’ll be coffee, cakes, hot food, plants, jewellery, crafts and more!

Keep up to date with all of the information at

It is also very exciting that Mingle has partnered with Events ACT and will be hosting Floriade in the Suburbs as part of this spring market. Floriade is bursting out of Commonwealth Park and heading to local town centres around Canberra! Floriade in the Suburbs is bringing a little bit of Floriade flavour to Molonglo.

Popping up between 12pm and 3pm, bring along your picnic blanket and enjoy an afternoon of food, drinks from the Pop Inn wine bar, live music and family entertainment. You’ll also get to meet Floriade’s famous pink gnome!

If you can't make it to this event, check out Canberra's other town centres hosting Floriade in the Suburbs. Visit: for more information.

A gold coin donation at the gate will help to cover this and future events.

Stall holder places are still available – if you are interested please contact Bec and Kiran at

Molonglo Valley Cultural Cookbook

Molonglo Valley Cultural Cookbook

We have received a number of amazing recipes from the community, and would love more!   

There is still time for you to submit a recipe for the Molonglo Valley Cultural Cookbook. It might be a recipe that is a staple in your house, one you have on special occasions or your favourite meal to cook! 

Send us your favourite recipe by filing out the form at or email us at


Wright and Coombs Book Club

Stromlo Cottage

Third Tuesday of the month, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Stromlo Cottage, Noffs Crescent, Coombs

We are seeking more members!

If you live in Wright or Coombs, enjoy reading and would like to connect with others in your community then this activity is for you. Bring along a friend, some snacks to share and head on down!
Email Jane at to RSVP or for more information.  

The Book Club has been established by a local resident. 

Wright and Coombs Crafting at the Cottage

Molonglo Valley Community Information Night

Third Tuesday of the month, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Stromlo Cottage, Noffs Crescent, Coombs

Wright and Coombs residents have expressed an interest and we have a venue!  Looking for somewhere to meet up for some creative time.  Come along, bring a friend and help us mould this creative group and the cottage.  You can bring along a creative project that you are currently working on or try and learn something new.    

Locals Catch Up - Together We Can!

Molonglo Valley Local catchup

Third Thursday of the month, 6.45pm - 8.00pm
Charles Weston School Community Room, Woodberry Ave, Coombs

Locals Catch Up is an opportunity for local Wright and Coombs residents to come together and to chat, map out and organise the local activities this year. It is also a way for new residents moving into the area to meet other residents and connect.

All Wright and Coombs residents are welcome. 

Young at Heart - Friendship Group

Young at Heart

Every Wednesday, 10am - 12pm
Stromlo Cottage, Noffs Crescent Coombs

Every Wednesday morning, residents of Wright and Coombs meet for a chat and a coffee or tea – whichever is their preference. We are a friendly bunch of mature age residents who are creating new friendships in our new community and we would love to see more residents join us. There is no commitment to be there every week, no joining fee just come along and meet your neighbours. We try to also arrange a couple of outings. Recently we went to visit the Recycling Discovery Hub as well as Geoscience which was extremely interesting and informative. We will continue to arrange a few outings in and around Canberra. If you are interested in coming along, we will see you at the Cottage Wednesday morning.

Garden Club

Are you interested in being part of a garden club at Stromlo Cottage in Coombs? Email us at to get involved!


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