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Mingle - Upcoming Events

Thursday 23 August 2018Mingle Community Activities Session
Tuesday 26 August 2018Barrer Hill Tree Planting
Saturday 1 September 2018Garden Club
Saturday 8 September 2018Molonglo Valley Eid Fest
Tuesday 18 SeptemberWright and Coombs Book Club
Thursday 20 September 2018Mingle Community Activities Session
Wednesday 22 September 2018Molonglo Valley Movie Night Stay Tuned
Sunday 30 September 2018Molonglo Valley Markets
Wednesday 3 October 2018Play in the Park Stay Tuned
Saturday 13 October 2018Wright Vs Coombs Community Sports Day Stay Tuned
Thursday 1 November 2018Community Information Night Stay Tuned
Saturday 13 October 2018Dewali Celebration Stay Tuned
Saturday 1 December 2018Carols by Candlelight Stay Tuned
Saturday 9 December 2018Molonglo Valley Markets Stay Tuned

Regular activities at Stromlo Cottage

  • Every Wednesday – Young at Heart
  • First Saturday of every month – Garden Club
  • Third Tuesday of every month – Book Club
  • Third Thursday of every month - Mingle Community Activities Session

Barrer Hill Tree Planting

Barrer Hill Tree PlantingSunday 26 August 2018
1pm - 3pm
Barrer Hill, Overlooking the Molonglo River (Entry via the Arboretum)

Nature ignites passion, inspiration, creativity and purpose.

Residents of the Molonglo Valley are invited to join in restoring the native woodland to Barrer Hill in an afternoon of tree planting.

Come and explore a different part of your neighbourhood, meet people from your community over a cuppa and celebrate the end of winter by planting a tree.

Molonglo Rangers will be at the event to chat about the unique natural values of this stretch of the Molonglo River.

Light refreshments will be provided on the day.

There’s no need to commit to the whole two hours, feel free to drop in throughout the afternoon. Please note access is via the National Arboretum. 


Barrer Hill, overlooking the Molonglo River. Access to the site is via the National Arboretum. More information will be provided to attendees prior to the event.

If you are interested in coming along, please rsvp so we know how many people to expect.

We hope to see you there!

Garden Club

Saturday 1 September 2018
10am – 12pm
Stromlo Cottage, Noffs Cres Coombs

This month we will have a working bee to start preparing the gardens for sprint planting.

The Garden Club comes together on the first Saturday of every month. This is an opportunity for residents, young and old, in Molonglo Valley to catch up, talk about gardening and learn some gardening tips to take home. There is also the possibility to start up a community garden within the cottage grounds. Please come along and join other local residents at this event. The 2018 Garden Clubs dates are:

  • Saturday 6 October 2018, 10am to 12pm
  • Saturday 3 November 2018, 10am to 12pm
  • Saturday 1 December 2018, 10am to 12pm

Molonglo Valley Eid Fest

Stromlo Cottage

Saturday 8 September 2018
11am – 3pm
Charles Weston School

Residents of the Molonglo Valley are invited to a day of family, fun & food. Eid Fest has been organised by a group of local residents specifically for residents of the Molonglo Valley. The day will include:

  • Free exotic foods
  • Hot and cold drinks to purchase
  • Henna (mehndi)
  • Tours of emergency services vehicles
  • Childrens activities

Bring along:

  • A gold coin donation
  • A vegetarian plate to share if you like, please list ingredients (no alcohol or nuts)
  • Donations for the St Vincent de Pauls Christmas appeal

RSVP and find out more at

This event is supported by Mingle, Bluestar Intercultural Centre and Helping ACT.

Molonglo Valley Markets

Sunday 30 September 2018
10am - 2pm
Stromlo Cottage, Noffs Cres Coombs

Two passionate residents are excited to bring you the third Molonglo Valley Markets. There’ll be coffee, cakes, fresh fruit and veg, hot food, plants, jewellery, crafts and more! Keep up to date with all of the information at  

Come on down to enjoy the sunshine and catch up with your neighbours while supporting Bec and Kiran with this great initiative. 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

The next market will be held on Sunday 9 December 2018. 

Mingle Community Activities Session

Third Thursday of every month  
6.45pm - 9pm
Stromlo Cottage, Noffs Cres Coombs

Are you keen to get involved in Mingle community activities? Join us for our monthly catch up.

If you are interested in planning events like the Biggest Morning Tea, Eid Festival, Christmas Carols, Gardening Group or the Community Sports Day come on down, now is the time! Please arrive 6.45pm to grab a cuppa before we start at 7pm. Email Karen Jesson at if you are interested in coming along. We look forward to you joining us for a relaxed but productive evening. 

The 2018 meeting dates are:

  • Thursday 23 August
  • Thursday 20 September
  • Thursday 18 October
  • Thursday 22 November

Wright and Coombs Book Club

Stromlo Cottage

Third Tuesday of every month
7pm - 9pm
Stromlo Cottage, Noffs Crescent, Coombs

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. The group comes together on the third Tuesday of every month. The 2018 Book Clubs dates are:

  • Tuesday 21 August
  • Tuesday 18 September
  • Tuesday 16 October
  • Tuesday 20 November
  • Tuesday 18 December

Young at Heart at the Cottage

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

Wednesday mornings at the cottage are dedicated to retirees in the area who want to connect with others in their community. Come on down if you think this is for you-and please feel free to let your neighbours know.

The cottage is located on Noffs Crescent in Coombs.