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Today's Date:
Monday, March 25, 2019
  
 
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Events for the month of March 2019
 
Souvenir
Tuesday, May 8, 2018
to Friday, March 15, 2019

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Souvenir
Since the late 19th century Portland has been a summer destination for holiday makers seeking relief from inland heat. To promote the town and provide memento of those summer memories, souvenirs of Portland began to be mass produced in the 1920s. This display of vintage souvenirs includes china, view ware, tea spoons and other quirky keepsakes produced between the 1920s and the 1980s.

10am to 12noon & 1pm to 4pm
(Except Good Friday and Christmas Day)

Adult: $3 Concession: $2 School Groups: 50c per student


LOCATION:
History House
WEB:
www.portlandartscentre.com.au

Casterton Show - 150 years
Tuesday, July 17, 2018
to Friday, March 29, 2019

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Casterton Show
This exhibition commemorates the 150th Casterton P&A Society Show and includes items sourced from community members. Curated with assistance from the Casterton P&A and the Casterton and District Historical Society.

Open week days 9am to 5pm & Saturdays 10am to 1pm
(Closed public holidays)

FREE


LOCATION:
Casterton Customer Service Centre
WEB:
www.portlandartscentre.com.au

Oyez, Oyez, Oyez
Monday, August 6, 2018
to Sunday, July 14, 2019

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Oyez
The role of Town Crier was created for Syd Cuffe in 1983 in the lead up to Portland's 150th anniversary celebrations. In 1985 Syd was named Citizen of the Year in recognition of his contribution to Portland's 150th celebrations. He continued as an ambassador for Portland, and later the Glenelg Shire, for 30 years. Dressed in his magnificent costumes, he was a regular fixture at civic and community events. This display includes a selection of items donated by Syd's estate after his death in 2013.

10am to 12noon & 1pm to 4pm
(Except Good Friday and Christmas Day)

Adult: $3 Concession: $2 School Groups: 50c per student


LOCATION:
History House
WEB:
www.portlandartscentre.com.au

The Magic of Storytime – “Who sank the boat?” By Pamela Allen
Friday, March 1, 2019 Join us at Glenelg Libraries Portland for the Magic of Storytime as Halliday’s Butcher Shop owner Andrew “Flash” Welfare who asks children an important question: Who sank the boat?
Who sank the boat? is a bright, brisk tale, simply told, illustrated by cheerful, comical pictures.
“Who sank the boat?” by Pamela Allen is this month’s Magic of Storytime feature book.


LOCATION:
Glenelg Libraries Portland
CONTACT NAME:
Nicole Carr   
PHONE:
0410513305
EMAIL:
mail@unitedwayglenelg.com.au
WEB:
https://www.facebook.com/unitedwayglenelg/

Community Lunch
Friday, March 1, 2019
12:00 NOON - 2:00 PM
Come and enjoy Lunch at the Baptist Church Cnr New St and Learmonth Street. The Bus Stops right outside the door and lunch comes at no cost. Every 1st Friday of the Month we get together. Come and join us.

LOCATION:
Cnr New and Learmonths street
CONTACT NAME:
Portland Baptist Church   
PHONE:
0355232257
EMAIL:
judy.blake47@gmail.com
WEB:
http://portlandbaptist.org.au

Portland District Health Charity Golf & Dinner
Friday, March 1, 2019
1:30 PM - 11:30 PM
More details to come: Charity golf & dinner event to raise funds for our local health service and have fun while doing so. Great prizes. Competitions including best dressed team

LOCATION:
Portland Golf Club
WEB:
http://www.pdh.net.au
PDH Charity Golf Event

Casterton Twilight Cinema
Friday, March 1, 2019
5:30 PM - 11:00 AM
Casterton Twilight Cinema
The Casterton P and A Society and the Casterton Memorial Hospital in conjunction the Glenelg Council is pleased to announce that on the 1st of March we will be running a free movie event in the Casterton Band Rotunda.
The event starts at 5.30pm with the community markets, jumping castle, food trucks and bar.
Movie Oddball starts at 8.30pm.



LOCATION:
Casterton Band Rotunda

Pancake Luncheon
Tuesday, March 5, 2019
12:00 NOON
Pancake Day, Shrove Tuesday, Luncheon at St Stephen's Parish Hall, commencing at Noon. Savoury & sweet pancakes - cost $13.00. Takeaway available,

LOCATION:
cnr Julia & Percy Streets. Portland

Sandford Bush Festival
Friday, March 8, 2019
to Sunday, March 10, 2019
3 days - 2 stages - 50 Performing Artists - Continuous Concerts and Jam Sessions

LOCATION:
Sandford
CONTACT NAME:
Gazza   
PHONE:
0402434827
EMAIL:
castertonvic@glenelg.vic.gov.au
WEB:
http://sandfordfestival.com
Sandford Bush Festival

Glenelg Vintage Machinery & Restorers Club Rally
Saturday, March 9, 2019
to Sunday, March 10, 2019

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Invitation to all collectors no matter what you collect and stallholders most welcome.Limited onsite camping available to exhibitors and vendors. Proceeds of the rally will be given to Heywood Rural Health & Portland Base Hospital. Come and support regional health and have a memorable time.

LOCATION:
Heywood Recreation Reserve

Portland Dahlia Society 50th Anniversary Show
Saturday, March 9, 2019
to Sunday, March 10, 2019

12:00 NOON - 12:00 NOON
Celebrate 50 years of the Portland Dahlia Festival!
The show will feature dahlias, roses and cut flowers.


LOCATION:
Portland Civic Hall
CONTACT NAME:
Bill Millard   
PHONE:
0355723788

Rotary Club of Portland - Beats Cycle for Hope
Sunday, March 17, 2019
8:30 AM - 12:00 NOON
Charity bike ride from Portland to Bridgewater Bay. Choice of 3 on-road and off-road routes.

LOCATION:
Start: Hanlon Park
CONTACT NAME:
Frank Farnsworth   
PHONE:
0425700463
EMAIL:
ffarnsworth@westvic.com.au
WEB:
https://www.trybooking.com/BAWYH

Rotary Club of Portland - Beats Cycle for Hope
Sunday, March 17, 2019
8:30 AM - 12:00 NOON
Family bike ride from Portland to Bridgewater Bay. Fund raiser for cancer family support.

LOCATION:
Start: Hanlon Park
CONTACT NAME:
Frank Farnsworth   
PHONE:
0425700463
EMAIL:
ffarnsworth@westvic.com.au
WEB:
http://beatsrideforhope-com.webs.com/

Author Event - Fiona Lowe - Casterton Library
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
11:00 AM - 12:00 NOON
Author Event - Fiona Lowe
Join author Fiona Lowe at Glenelg Libraries this March as she launches her newest novel Home Fires.

With her sharp eye for human foibles, the bestselling Australian author returns with a distinctly Australian story of everyday people fighting for themselves, their families and their town.

Fiona Lowe has been a midwife, a sexual health counsellor and a family support worker - an ideal career path for an author who writes novels about family and relationships. A recipient of the prestigious USA RITA award and the Australian RUBY award, Fiona’s books are set in small country towns, feature real people facing difficult choices and explore how family ties and relationships impact our decisions. Home Fires follows the success of her debut commercial fiction hits Daughter of Mine and Birthright.

Wednesday 20 March

Casterton Library
11.00am - 12.00pm


Portland Library
5.30pm - 7.00pm

FREE events, light refreshments supplied
Bookings required, phone Casterton 5554 2444, Portland 5522 2265



LOCATION:
Casterton Library
WEB:
www.glenelglibraries.vic.gov.au

Author Event - Fiona Lowe - Portland Library
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Author Event - Fiona Lowe
Join author Fiona Lowe at Glenelg Libraries this March as she launches her newest novel Home Fires.

With her sharp eye for human foibles, the bestselling Australian author returns with a distinctly Australian story of everyday people fighting for themselves, their families and their town.

Fiona Lowe has been a midwife, a sexual health counsellor and a family support worker - an ideal career path for an author who writes novels about family and relationships. A recipient of the prestigious USA RITA award and the Australian RUBY award, Fiona’s books are set in small country towns, feature real people facing difficult choices and explore how family ties and relationships impact our decisions. Home Fires follows the success of her debut commercial fiction hits Daughter of Mine and Birthright.

Wednesday 20 March

Casterton Library
11.00am - 12.00pm


Portland Library
5.30pm - 7.00pm

FREE events, light refreshments supplied
Bookings required, phone Casterton 5554 2444, Portland 5522 2265


LOCATION:
Portland Library
WEB:
www.glenelglibraries.vic.gov.au

Henty Annual Market
Sunday, March 24, 2019
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
It's on again - don't forget to mark the date on your calendars.

LOCATION:
Henty
Henty Annual Market

Life Story Writing Workshop with Graeme Gibson - Portland Library
Saturday, March 30, 2019
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Writing Workshop Graeme Gibson
Have you always wanted to start writing but are not sure how to start?

This practical three-hour creative non-fiction workshop is
suitable for almost any area of interest; memoir, family history, local history, personal essay, travel diary, feature article.

A range of exercises and discussions progressively build upon each other to give you the skills to turn facts into a compelling story.

The workshop is suitable for both beginners and more
experienced writers.

Drawing on his background in adult learning and community development, Graeme Gibson has presented writing workshops since 2007. He has contributed to a number of short story collections, published essays and feature articles and self-published the non-fiction book Beyond Fear and Loathing: Local politics at work.

Portland Library
Saturday 30 March
10.00am - 1.00pm

Workshop cost of $10 per person, limited places
Morning tea provided
Bookings required, phone 5522 2265



LOCATION:
Portland Library
WEB:
www.glenelglibraries.vic.gov.au

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