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04 March, 2016

An introduction to downloadable digital books and eReaders session is on at Bracken Ridge library on Thursday 10 March, 2-3pm. Take a guided tour on how to borrow, download and enjoy free digital books from the online library catalogue. Bring your library card and email account details. Basic computer skills are required, as are bookings - please contact Bracken Ridge Library on 3667 6060.

‘1 Million Stars to End Violence’ weaving workshop is on at the Bracken Ridge Library Friday 11 March, 2–3pm. Learn traditional weaving techniques to make beautiful stars. These stars will contribute to the 1 Million Stars to End Violence community project which symbolises courage and light to end all forms of violence, especially against women. Bookings are required - please phone 3667 6060.

My office has an electric engraver which is available for residents to use. Please drop in to my office if you would like to borrow it. You can engrave valuable items with a unique identifier such as your driver’s license number, prefixed with a ‘Q’ for Queensland. In the event of the item being stolen, having this information can help police return it to its rightful owner.

An ‘eBay and Gumtree basics’ session is on Thursday 17 March from 2pm to 3pm at the Bracken Ridge library. Looking to de-clutter or add to your home? Learn about buying and selling goods safely online through eBay and Gumtree. Basic computer and internet skills required. Please phone the library on 3667 6060 to reserve your place.

Don’t forget to vote on Saturday 19 March. Voting is compulsory for those on the electoral roll. Residents in the Bracken Ridge ward also have the option of pre-polling at 1/81 Gawain Road (at the corner of Torre Street, Bracken Ridge) 9am-5pm Monday 7 March to Thursday 17 March, and 9am-6pm on Friday 18 March.

Aspley Hornets’ Family Fun Day is on Sunday 20th March 2:30-5:30pm at 50 Graham Rd, Carseldine. The Carseldine 4 and Aspley Gardens Neighbourhood Watch Groups will also be there. This is a free community event with a jumping castle, animal farm and games and activities.

A free canoe exploration at Tinchi Tamba Wetlands for over 50s is happening on Sunday 20 March, from 9am to 12 noon. Wear enclosed footwear and bring a towel, insect repellent and spare clothes. Meet at the Deepwater Bend Reserve boat ramp. Please phone Queensland Canoeing on 3899 1667 to book your place. 

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Reflective house numbers are available for free from my office for residents. They are white reflective paint on a black background - approximately 80 x 55mm and can be screwed onto letterboxes. Having a clearly visible house number at your property can greatly assist in taking the guesswork out of finding an address, especially at night – ideal for helping emergency services such as the police (also visitors, taxis and deliveries) find residents’ homes.