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Events

The AWA hosts a number of events and activities throughout the year.

These include celebrations around the major holidays (Easter, Fourth of July, Halloween and Thanksgiving), and our monthly member only activity groups.

Our calendar includes both our public fundraising events and the schedule for our ongoing activities.
  • Sunday, 25 November 201813:00
    *DEADLINE TO PURCHASE TICKETS IS COB TUESDAY NOVEMBER 20TH*  Please join the AWA for a traditional American Thanksgiving dinner! When: Sunday 25 November 2018 1pm for a 1:30 start Where: George Harris Room, Ikon Park, 400 Royal Parade,…
  • Saturday, 24 November 20188:30-12
    Calling Santa's Little Helpers! The RCH is holding its annual Christmas tree decorating morning on Saturday November 24.  Please join the RCH Foundation team in spreading Christmas cheer around the hospital by decorating Christmas trees and…
  • Tuesday, 20 November 201819:30
    For the last meeting of 2018, we will be reading Bill Bryson's "The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid."  From one of the world's most beloved writers and New York Times bestselling author of "One Summer," a vivid, nostalgic and utterly…
  • Thursday, 15 November 201812:00
    To join this group, please contact Miyuki!
  • Saturday, 10 November 201810:00
    Come join the Ladies Who Brunch at the beach just in time for the arrival of warmer weather!  This month we will be visiting Wildlife Bakery in Brunswick East.  Please RSVP to Joy if you'd like to join us!  
  • Tuesday, 30 October 201812:00
    This month Literary Lunch is reading The Improbability of Love  by Hannah Rothschild.  Wickedly funny, this totally engaging, richly observed first novel is a tour de force.  Its sweeping narrative and cast of wildly colourful…
  • Tuesday, 25 September 201812:00
    In September Literary Lunch will be reading True North: The Story of Mary and Elizabeth Durack by Brenda Niall.  Growing up in suburban Perth in the 1920s, the two Durack girls were fascinated by tales of the pioneering past of their…
  • Saturday, 22 September 201810:00
    *PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF VENUE* This month Ladies Who Brunch will be checking out St Charly in Carlton!  Please RSVP to Joy if you'd like to join us!
  • Tuesday, 18 September 201819:30
    This month Read Between the Wines is reading A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles. In 1922, Count Alexander Rostov is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal, and is sentenced t house arrest in the Metropol, a grand hotel across the…
  • Thursday, 13 September 201812:00
    To join this group, please contact Miyuki!
  • Tuesday, 11 September 20186:30pm
    Please join the AWA in welcoming the new US Consul-General, Michael Kleine, to Melbourne.   What: Welcome Dinner Who: Incoming US Consul General Michael Kleine When: Tuesday 11 September from 6:30pm Where: Parliament House Cost:…
  • Tuesday, 29 May 201812:00
    In May, Literary Lunch will be reading Blue Ribbons, Bitter Bread: Joice Loch, Australia's Most Heroic Woman by Susanna de Vries.  The unforgettable story of an Australian bush girl who saved the lives of 1,000 Polish and Jewish children during…
  • Sunday, 27 May 201814:00
    On Sunday, May 27th at 2pm there will be a wreath-laying ceremony at the Shrine of Remembrance for the American Ex-Servicemen.  All are welcome to come honour those that have served our country.
  • Wednesday, 23 May 201817:30 for 18:30
    *PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF DATE - WILL NOW BE ON WEDNESDAY MAY 23* The first Women in Business Series for 2018 is on Wednesday May 23 at the Belgian Beer Cafe in Southbank.   What: Women in Business Series Who: Speakers will include: …
  • Saturday, 19 May 201810:00
    This month Ladies Who Brunch will be checking out Seven Seeds in Carlton!  If you'd like to join us to check this restaurant out or to talk about life in Melbourne, please RSVP to Joy!  
  • Tuesday, 15 May 201819:30
    This month we are tackling "Where'd you go, Bernadette" by Maria Semple.  Soon to be released as a major motion picture starring Cate Blanchette, this is a whip-smart, hysterical dramedy about a family in crisis following the disappearance of…
  • Thursday, 10 May 201812:00
    To join this group, please contact Miyuki!
  • Tuesday, 8 May 201812:00-14:30
    *This is an annual event from the RCH Auxiliaries* Join us to celebrate, support and fundraise for the world-class nurses at The Royal Children's Hospital (RCH), who care for our children, now and into the future.   The Dame Elisabeth…
  • Wednesday, 28 February 201810:00-12:00
    If you would like assistance applying for the Police and Children's checks, please ring the RCH Foundation on 9345 5188 to make an appointment or for more information.  
  • Tuesday, 27 February 201812:00
    The Literary Lunch Group will be meeting on February 27th to discuss Daddy-Long-Legs by Jean Webster. If you would like to join this group, please contact Anne!
  • Monday, 26 February 201810:00-15:00
    AWA Member Lynn Buddenbaum is organising Watercolour Workshops en plein air (painting outdoors) and lunch. What: Watercolour Workshop with Lynn Buddenbaum When: 23 and 26 February, 10am - 3pm Where: Lavandula Lavender Farm, 250 Hepburn-Newstead…
  • Saturday, 24 February 2018TBA
    Interested in champagne, wearing all white, and being a part of Melbourne's most exclusive picnic?  This year, AWA members have an opportunity to be invited to the fourth Le Diner en Blanc, Melbourne.  Read a review about this event,…
  • Friday, 23 February 201819:00 for 20:30 start
    This month Drinks Around Town is heading outdoors!  Being the last month of summer we thought we would take advantage of the warm evenings while we can (and hope there is no rain!) This month Casey will be at the Moonlight Cinemas for the…
  • Friday, 23 February 201810:00-15:00
    AWA Member Lynn Buddenbaum is organising Watercolour Workshops en plein air (painting outdoors) and lunch. What: Watercolour Workshop with Lynn Buddenbaum When: 23 and 26 February, 10am - 3pm Where: Lavandula Lavender Farm, 250 Hepburn-Newstead…