Upcoming Events



February Happy Hour

When: Friday February 20, 2015, 6.30-8.30pm

Where: Screwtop Wine Bar and Cheese Shop

1025 North Fillmore Street, Arlington, VA 22201

Transport: Clarendon Metro or free parking in their garage

AWA provides the cheese and deli meats – look for Danielle at the AWA Table!

Questions: contact president@awadc.com

Save that date! Other upcoming monthly happy hours are scheduled as follows

(details to follow):

March 19, April 16, May 22, June 18



All games are being played in Australia & NZ.

Cricket World Cup viewing Parties are as follows:

When: Friday Feb 27th – Australia V New Zealand @ 8 PM

Saturday Mar 7th – Australia V Sri Lanka @ 11:30 PM

Friday Mar 13th – Australia V Scotland @ 11:30 PM

Further details will be posted about Australia matches in the

knockout stages once available.

Where: Private Residence in the Logan Circle/U Street neighbourhood

(AWA Members please contact sports@awadc.com

for venue location)

RSVP to sports@awadc.com or call 703-973-3036 for any questions.

ESPN (has exclusive rights to the World Cup telecast in the US. You should be able to view matches on ESPN 3. In addition, to purchase live streaming of matches go to ESPN Cricket 2015 at http://espn.go.com/espncricket2015



Sunday March 22nd, 2015: AWA Annual Spring Picnic. Time & location TBD.

Great company, food, fun, Easter Egg hunt, games for kids & adults alike, face painting, backyard cricket, crafts for the kids, etc!

We need volunteers please! Please contact Michelle at events@awadc.com

Latest information is published at: https://www.z2systems.com/np/clients/awadc/event.jsp?event=120&



ANZAC Day, Saturday April 25th, 2015

ANZAC Day 2015 is the 100th Anniversary of the ANZAC landings at Gallipoli.

AWA Events: AWA will be holding a number of special events on the day. These include events a Wreath Laying for fallen ANZACs at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery at 12:15PM, preceded by a wreath laying at the graveside of Flt Lt Milne, the only ANZAC buried at Arlington (Flt Lt Milne served with the RAAF).

Following the wreath-layings, there will be a catered event on-site at the cemetery, the Women in Military Service for America Memorial, with a live band. This event will be open to members and non-members alike but pre-registration will be required.

Please check back later for further details. https://www.z2systems.com/np/clients/awadc/event.jsp?event=112&

Questions? Contact president@awadc.com or events@awadc.com


Official events: Each year the Australian and New Zealand Embassies co-host ANZAC Day official events. These typically include a Dawn Service at the Korean War Veterans Memorial (National Mall), a Gunfire Breakfast at one of the Embassies, and a Commemorative Service at the National Cathedral. The Embassies have yet to publish final details for this year’s services.

The latest information AWA has is posted at: https://www.z2systems.com/np/clients/awadc/event.jsp?event=117&

(AWA does not organize or coordinate these events so please seek out details on the Embassy’s webpage at. www.usa.embassy.gov.au)



Dame Edna’s Glorious Goodbye – The Farewell Tour

AWA is arranging a group booking with discounted prices for the Sunday April 26th 4PM Matinee performance at The National Theatre in Washington D.C. Information to be & published here & on our Facebook page soon.


Questions? Contact Michelle at events@awadc.com

Latest information at: https://www.z2systems.com/np/clients/awadc/event.jsp?event=119&


Other Local Opportunities & Events of Interest to Aussies:


Southern Cavaliers Cricket club in the DC/MD/VA area

After years of frustration with trying to find a cricket club similar to what we were used to back in our home countries, a group of expats have started the Southern Cavaliers Cricket club in the DC/MD/VA area. The club has been accepted into the league for the 2015 season and will have their home ground in Laurel, MD. The ground is one of the only dedicated cricket grounds in the area and the only grass pitch outside of Texas and Florida. The club is made up of Aussies, South Africans, Brits, West Indians, Zimbabweans, Indians and Pakistani’s. Cricket will be played like we all played it back home – hard, fair, with lots of banter and plenty of post-game beers.

All abilities are very welcome. In addition, the club would be delighted to hear from people who played cricket to a good standard back home but have not looked to play in the US because of lack of opportunity. Now is the time to start playing cricket again. Indoor nets start in mid-February and the league starts in the 2nd week of April.

The club will be having their AGM on the evening of the 13th of February and all members are strongly encouraged to attend. We will follow the AGM with beers and something to eat. Please email Sebastian at southerncavalierscc@gmail.com or call him at 617 390 6509617 390 6509 for more details.

The clubs Facebook page can be found at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/704214156361718/

The club would also be thrilled to welcome supporters at games.


Washington Rugby Football Club has extended an invitation to any rugby players looking for a team to consider joining them. http://washingtonrugbyclub.org/. Email joinwrfc@washingtonrugbyclub.org or phone numbers listed on their website.


The North Fairfax Kangaroos will be playing The Wiseguys in an ice hockey game commemorating ANZAC Day on Saturday, April 18th, 2015, at Reston Skatequest (Reston, VA) from 3pm to 4:30pm. Members & guests are invited come out & support the team. Free. Please wear your favourite Aussie or Kiwi sports team jumper (jersey). Contact Tim Brown @ goalieboy82@yahoo.com