Upcoming Events



Where: Lacey Woods Park, Arlington

1200 N George Mason Dr, Arlington, VA, 22205

(please come to the picnic shelter in the wooded area and not the one next to the children’s playground)

When: Sunday March 29th, 2015, 12-4pm.


BBQ (Aussie burgers and sausage sizzle, salad- please bring a dessert along)

Face-painting by Chrystalooneys

Kids Entertainment (“The Great Zucchini”)

Easter Egg Hunt

Easter Games & Prizes

Backyard Cricket

Well-known kids’ performer “The Great Zucchini”, will be performing at 1pm.

The Great Zucchini is Washington DC’s leading children’s entertainer specializing in magic shows for ages 2-7.

Pre-event online registration will be required. Non-members are welcome.

Register by 5pm on March 26 to attend. No walk-ins please.


Members $20 (for two adults and up to 2 children over 5 y.o)

Non-members $40 (for two adults and up to 2 children over 5 y.o)

Additional adults/children $5

Children under 5 y.o FREE

Please supply a cell phone number when registering in case of weather delays.

We need volunteers please! Please contact Danielle at president@awadc.com


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

(details to follow by newsletter): April 16, May 22, June 18

See also our facebook page



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 11am the graveside of Flt Lt Milne, the only ANZAC buried at Arlington

(Flt Lt Milne served with the RAAF and was shot down in PNG in 1942).

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

image5Official 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)

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