Feel-good events

The Big Aussie Barbie
Australians have always loved a good barbecue, and this is the perfect excuse! The Big Aussie Barbie is a campaign organised by the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia (PCFA) to help raise awareness and funding for the foundation.

Over 20,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer each year and the disease has relatively low awareness and funding. This is what the PCFA is trying to change.

Anyone can get involved in Big Aussie Barbie month – all you need to do is host a barbecue! It could be with friends in the backyard, at a local school or turn into a work function.

The campaign will officially launch with a public community barbecue at Treasury Gardens from 11.30am-2pm on Thursday, September 3.

For more information on how to get involved, visit bigaussiebarbie.com.au

Federation Story
Federation Story is a free interactive exhibition at Federation Square. It celebrates the rich history, stories and events that have helped to shape Australia.

Visitors can also become part of the exhibition by sharing their story online. It is a unique way to become a part of history in this permanent exhibition.

To find out more, visit www.federationstory.com

Join the Scavenger Hunt
Queen Victoria Market is hosting a Scavenger Hunt from 10am-12pm on Friday 11 September. Market traders will be giving away items to help you shop, eat and live well.

The first 100 people to register will receive a Queen Vic Market bag, along with clues to help along the Scavenger Hunt.

Participants will have the opportunity to fill their bags with items from iconic stallholders.

There is also a chance to win one of five $50 market vouchers.

The event will start at Shop 1, F Shed, Queen Victoria Market. For more information, visit www.qvm.com.au

Ikebana International Exhibition
Ikebana is the traditional form of Japanese floral art. The Ikebana International Exhibition is entitled Winter in Ikebana, and is presented by the Melbourne chapter of Ikebana International.

The exhibition is taking place at the Melbourne Town Hall from August 31 until September 12. Ikebana is an art that has evolved over centuries, and this is a fantastic opportunity to see what the Melbourne schools have come up with.

Visit www.thatsmelbourne.com.au Whatson for more information.

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