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Samson Park Wildflower Walk

Our annual wildflower walk for spring!Join us for a wander through Samson Park, and you might spot donkey orchids, pink fairy and cowslip orchids!Difficulty: EasyPark near the corner of Sellenger Ave & Bradbury Way

Strawberry Sunday

Fremantle will become strawberry central this Sunday in a show of support for WA strawberry growers!25,000 punnets of local strawberries will be delivered to restaurants and cafés along the Cappuccino Strip, with strawberry-inspired dishes and strawberry giveaways on the day.There will also be face painting, live music, a photo booth and plenty more!Join the conversation on social media by hashtagging #freolovesstrawberries or find out more at fremantle.wa.gov.au/strawberrysunday

Vegan Soupi at FERN

FERN Community Soupi - Dinner by Donation (Mon and Wed nights). Come to FERN at 26 Montreal Street Fremantle for weekly Soupi Vegan dinners on Monday and Wednesday nights. Payment by donation for a lovely vegan meal prepared by the community. Volunteers welcome from noon onwards to help with preparation on Monday and from 2 pm onwards on Wednesday. Dinner is often followed by a music jam session by local musicians. Food is served by around 6 pm or a little earlier if we have lots of volunteers. All welcome. Please note we do not serve Soupi's on Public Holidays.

Yoondoordo Dreaming Cultural Walk

Join former Fremantle Docker, Scott Chisolm at the Walyalup Aboriginal Cultural Centre from 10am to 12noon and experience the Yoondoordo Dreaming Cultural Walk. Learn to throw a boomerang, listen to the sounds of the yidaki and hear about Scott's dreaming stories and his journey from leaving his country and making his way to Fremantle. Limited places available.

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Empowering Women | DjerpDjerp Kaarlak high tea for Caritas

Djerp-Djerp Kaarlak will be hosting a high tea featuring a pamper session and crafting corner to raise funds for Caritas. The event will feature guest speakers talking about empowering women. All food will be vegan. Please let us know if you will require gluten free, or have other allergies so we can cater accordingly. Performers: Ally-AnneArtistrySpeakers to be confirmed.Tickets will need to be purchased in advance for catering purposes at https://www.trybooking.com/412066For details of how the funds will be used, please see https://womenfortheworld.org.au/

Ignite the Nest Art Exhibition Opening Night

Be part of a new exciting art space in Fremantle as we launch the official opening night of "Ignite the Nest" Art Exhibition. There will be a wide range of art displayed for viewing and sales from both loca,l up- and- coming and established artists with an alluring blast of live art with body painting, aerial silk performance, and live music. The Swan’s Nest endeavours to foster and support the artistic community by offering a free exhibition space and the opportunity to connect with fellow artists. Come and share ideas and be inspired!There will be nibbles provided and inexpensive beverages available at the bar. We have couches for your comfort and a bonfire to keep you toasty warm.

Super Allinclusive Community Busking Session

'Catch Music's first all-inclusive #community #busking session! Anyone is welcome to join us on the #percussion mat! Facilitated by 'Jere Sosa' our top local musician featuring participants from Fremantle and Gosnells sessions! All busking funds go towards Catch Music #Fremantle!Fun for all the #Family! Near: St John's Anglican Church, 24 Adelaide St, Fremantle WA 6160, Australia#Schoolholidays #Sunday #Funactivities #Free #Kids FREE EVENT!

Dance for Parkinsons Classes Fremantle

Did you know that dance has physical, mental and social benefits for people living with Parkinson's disease? Plus it's a lot of fun!Dance for Parkinson’s is an uplifting dance class for people living with Parkinson's disease, that emphasises dancing for dancing’s sake.Our professional teachers encourage participants to explore different styles of dance in chairs, standing up or moving across the floor. The movement is designed specifically for people living with Parkinson's disease and focuses on posture, coordination, balance and gait.The class is suitable for a range of ages and mobility. The environment is fun and pressure free with the aim to enrich and empower participants. Anyone affected by Parkinson’s disease is welcome to attend these classes (no dance experience necessary) for $10 per class. Carers, partners and friends, are welcome to participate in these classes at no additional cost. Classes will take place at DADAA at the Fremantle Old Boy's School (92 Adelaide St, Fremantle) from 1.00-2.00pm. Participants are invited to join us for tea and coffee from 12.30pm.Classes will run on the following days in 2018 from 1.00-2.00pm:September 14th, 21st-break for school holidays-October 12th, 19th, 29thNovember 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30thDecember 7th, 14thTo register please email dancepdwa@gmail.com or call 0400 618 293.Paid parking is available at Wilson Parking 39 Adelaide St, Woolstores Carpark 28 Cantonment St (first hour free) and Point St Carpark 8 Point St.Are you interested in being involved as a volunteer? We are seeking expressions of interests from anyone with a background in dance or in physio, OT or nursing to come along and help with our classes. Email dancepdwa@gmail.com for more info. This program is funded by City of FremantleWith thanks to our supporters Ausdance WA and DADAA.

East Fremantle Yacht Club Family Open Day

EFYC & 6iX are celebrating their 85th Birthday's at the Club's Family Open Day, 14th October. Everyone is welcome so make sure you bring along all your family and friends! There will be radio controlled boats, Sea Scouts and Dragon Boat displays, you can take a tour of the Duyfken from 9.30am, or even have a go at sailing or stand up paddling boarding!The kids will also enjoy a fun filled day with a bouncy castle, games and ice-creams and lolly bags to be given away. We will even have a Birthday Cake and hourly giveaways, so make sure you come down and enjoy all of the festivities!Our…

Pub Choir

Well it’s time for YOU to perform at Clancy’s! Join our conductors Jim Fisher and Natalie Gillespie as they unite a pub full of punters in a joyful bar room chorus. Warm up with some fun classics and then work up a number with our conductors to perform at the end of the session and we shall film it for prosperity. Come and join the PUB CHOIR. 3rd Wednesday of every month. Gold coin donation.

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Converging Stories

Come along to another fabulous story, this time with Marion Kickett, our third guest in the converging stories Series. Marion is a Noongar person from the Balardong language group. Born in the wheatbelt town of York, Marion spent her early years living on the York Reserve. Come and listen to a journey of resilience from these early years through to the present day where Marion is now a Director at Curtin University. 

Celebrate Reading National Conference

Experience 2 days of inspiration and insights into quality Australian literature for young adults at the 'Celebrate Reading National Conference', held in Fremantle, WA. In 2018, the focus is on young adult literature. The conference from 26-27 October suits teachers, librarians, writers and literature enthusiasts. Check out this exciting presenting author line-up:Cath Crowley (VIC), Will Kostakis (NSW), Jay Kristoff (VIC), Jaclyn Moriarty (NSW), Brendan Ritchie (WA), James Roy (NSW), Jared Thomas (SA), Claire Zorn (NSW) and now announced Fiona Wood (VIC)** Author Update: Regrettably, Alice Pung has had to withdraw from the Conference this year for personal reasons. We wish her well. We are delighted to welcome Fiona Wood to our presenter line-up.

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Perth Harley-Davidson Pink Ribbon Ride

Come down to Freo's cafe strip at lunchtime on Sunday 28th October to support Perth H-D Pink Ribbon Ride in loving memory of Gerda Dunkel. 400+ bikes prettied up in pink will take the strip to raise funds for Cancer Council WA's Pink Ribbon to help get us one step closer to a cancer free future. 

Fremantle Studies Day

This year, Fremantle Studies Day focuses on the ‘end of the Great War’.  We have chosen Fremantle Oval as a fitting place to hear the histories given by our presenters, as the very first returned soldiers were brought to the oval to be feted and cheered by a grateful and relieved Fremantle public.  Presenters: Dr. Leigh Straw :The Suffering Begins: Returned Soldiers, families and the aftermath of of World War 1 in Western Australia Allan Graham:The Fremantle hotel trade during World War One Baden Pratt:Hell for Leather: North Fremantle Football club and the Great War Dr. Michelle McKeough:Repatriation: A Debt of Gratitude Afternoon Tea included.  RSVP’s essential: please email secretary.fhs@gmail.com by 23 October.

Fremantle BeerFest

A full weekend, jam-packed with 50 Western Australian signature Craft Brewers, Cider Makers and Distillers brewing exclusive highlight festival brews just for you; perfectly complimented by WA's most decadent local street food. A comprehensive range of beer & food matching, cooking demonstrations and craft beer master-classes; and a dedicated Live Stage packed with iconic live music and DJs, live comedy and roving performances. Fremantle BeerFest will cross all boundaries, delivering the only craft beer and cider festival with a totally local, Western Australia focus and the most exclusive, farm-gate to Freo range of WA craft beers, ciders and premium spirits.

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Stackwood Plant Swap

Have a plant that doesn't look right in your home? Delving into plant propagation? Curious to see what house plants other people are hiding? Come along to the Stackwood Plant Swap on Saturday 14th of July, hosted by the ever-wonderful Anna from Wilding.  Anna is a plant and floral designer and educator who is passionate about creating wild and beautiful designs with nature. Anna has just returned home from New York where she was working with New York Botanical Garden, Chelsea Garden Center and the Japan Society of New York.  To get involved bring along a cutting, seedling or established plant. Indoor varieties are preferred, but any type…

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Community events

Fremantle has a great selection of community events for the whole family. There is also some great live music from local bands, dance classes, workshops and much more so make sure you check out our list of events to make sure you don’t miss some of the great local things to do in Fremantle.