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Events for the month of August 2017
 
Portland Dance & Social Club
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
to Wednesday, December 13, 2017

7:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Old Time Dancing with learning to dance at the beginning of the evening. Running every week.

LOCATION:
South Portland Hall, Wellington road
CONTACT NAME:
Carol Darby   
PHONE:
0439611646
EMAIL:
jocada@hotkey.net.au
WEB:
http://www.glenelgshirecouncil
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Weekly Social Night Tennis
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
to Wednesday, October 18, 2017

6:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Social night Tennis at the Portland Lawn Tennis club Hard courts under lights. Everyone Welcome

LOCATION:
Henty Park Tennis courts
CONTACT NAME:
David Bilson   
PHONE:
0437655756
EMAIL:
petersymons@rocketmail.com

WILDLIFE ART
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
to Monday, August 21, 2017

5:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Wildlife
OPENING
Tuesday July 11, 5.30pm
EXHIBITION
11 July – 21 August 2017
Selected from the Mann Collection of Wildlife Art on loan from the
Horsham Regional Art Gallery, this exhibition will provide an insight
into the works of many Australian wildlife artists.
Featuring artworks in a diverse variety of mediums, the exhibition includes pieces by
highly acclaimed Australian environmental and wildlife artists including Robert Mancini,
Steve Morvell, Brett Jarrett and Robert Ulmann.


LOCATION:
Portland Arts Centre
CONTACT NAME:
Lynda Cooper   
PHONE:
0355222263
EMAIL:
lcooper@glenelg.vic.gov.au
WEB:
www.portlandartscentre.com.au

Glenelg Shire Community Grants Round 1 2017 2018
Monday, July 17, 2017
to Monday, August 7, 2017

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
COMMUNITY GRANTS PROGRAM (Round 1) 2017/2018

The Glenelg Shire Council Community Grants Program (Round 1) 2017/2018 is currently open. The aim of the Community Grants program is to assist community organisations and groups to undertake activities and provide facilities for the benefit of the residents of the Shire. Grants are available in the following areas: Recreation, Public Halls, Tourism, Arts Culture and Heritage, Community Support, and Community Plan Support. The ‘Community Grants Guidelines (Round 1) 2017-2018’ and ‘Application Form’ are available at Council Customer Service Centres in Casterton, Heywood, and Portland. Alternatively, the forms can be downloaded and completed online from the Glenelg Shire Council website: https://glenelg.smartygrants.com.au/RoundOne2017-2018.

Potential applicants should refer to the ‘Community Grants Guidelines (Round 1) 2017-2018’ to assess their eligibility to apply. All organisations and groups are encouraged to discuss their projects with the relevant Council officer prior to submitting an application. Applications close at 5pm on Monday, 7 August 2017.

For further information or to discuss your application, please contact Sharon Bridgewater on 5522 2172 or via email sbridgewater@glenelg.vic.gov.au




CONTACT NAME:
Sharon Bridgewater   
PHONE:
0355222172
EMAIL:
sbridgewater@glenelg.vic.gov.au

Community Free Lunch
Friday, August 4, 2017
12:00 NOON - 2:00 AM
Come and enjoy Lunch at the Portland Baptist Church Hall every 1st Friday of the Month. Next Lunch will be served on the 4th August from 12 Noon until 2pm. Enter the Hall from the IGA Car park. Lunch is free and everyone is welcome.

LOCATION:
36 Percy Street Portland
WEB:
http://portlandbaptist.org.au

Friends of the Community Market
Sunday, August 6, 2017
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Friends of the Community Market is in Sandford, Victoria, the area that
Major Mitchell referred to as the 'Australia Felix'.
Craft, plants, hand knitted items, country fare, refreshments, honey, second hand goods and more are available for purchase.
The Market is held at the Sandford Football Reserve, Sandford Reserve Rd.
Come and enjoy the hospitality and wares of a small country market!
Open 'Rain or Shine' from 10 am – 1 pm and usually on the first Sunday of the month (there may be exceptions)
Contact Kerrie to find out more about our Market or if you would like to be a marketeer!
email: Tallangower2@gmail.com
Or find us on Facebook


LOCATION:
Sandford Victoria
WEB:
http://www.facebook.com/FriendsoftheCommunityMarket
Friends of the Community Market

ERTH'S PREHISTORIC AQUARIUM
Tuesday, August 8, 2017
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Prehistoric Aquarium
Erth’s Prehistoric Aquarium

Presented By Erth - Visual & Physical Inc.
Children / Families
What does a Plesiosaurs skin feel like? How big are a Kronosaurus teeth? And do Kimberella even wear shoes? Deep below the surface, submerged below time,swam some of the world’s most amazing prehistoric marine reptiles. Following the internationally loved and applauded show Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo™, the team at Erth have spent years scouring the seven seas, collecting playful prehistoric creatures of the deep in their giant aquarium; and you can meet them. Erth’s Prehistoric Aquarium invites children to step into the action of the performance; and some selected young divers will be able to join them on their quest to the bottom of the ocean to ‘swim’ with an amazing array of aquatic creatures from bygone eras.ERTH’S PREHISTORIC AQUARIUM
Portland Civic Hall
Tuesday 8 August 6.30pm
Pyjama Show
Wednesday 9 August 10.30am
Adult: $25
Concession: $20
Family of 4: $70
Under 18s: $15
Duration: 60 minutes. No interval
Recommended age: 5+
18 Tickets: www.portlandartscentre.com.au or call 5522 2263


LOCATION:
Portland Civic Hall
CONTACT NAME:
Lynda Cooper   
PHONE:
0355222263
EMAIL:
lcooper@glenelg.vic.gov.au
WEB:
www.portlandartscentre.com.au

ERTH'S PREHISTORIC AQUARIUM
Wednesday, August 9, 2017
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Prehistoric Aquarium
Erth’s Prehistoric Aquarium

Presented By Erth - Visual & Physical Inc.
Children / Families
What does a Plesiosaurs skin feel like? How big are a Kronosaurus teeth? And do Kimberella even wear shoes? Deep below the surface, submerged below time,swam some of the world’s most amazing prehistoric marine reptiles. Following the internationally loved and applauded show Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo™, the team at Erth have spent years scouring the seven seas, collecting playful prehistoric creatures of the deep in their giant aquarium; and you can meet them. Erth’s Prehistoric Aquarium invites children to step into the action of the performance; and some selected young divers will be able to join them on their quest to the bottom of the ocean to ‘swim’ with an amazing array of aquatic creatures from bygone eras.ERTH’S PREHISTORIC AQUARIUM
Portland Civic Hall
Tuesday 8 August 6.30pm
Pyjama Show
Wednesday 9 August 10.30am
Adult: $25
Concession: $20
Family of 4: $70
Under 18s: $15
Duration: 60 minutes. No interval
Recommended age: 5+
18 Tickets: www.portlandartscentre.com.au or call 5522 2263


LOCATION:
Portland Civic Hall
CONTACT NAME:
Lynda Cooper   
PHONE:
0355222263
EMAIL:
lcooper@glenelg.vic.gov.au
WEB:
www.portlandartscentre.com.au

Embrace Movie Screening
Wednesday, August 9, 2017
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Western Bulldogs Leadership Project - Embrace Movie Screening... The Body Image Movement.

LOCATION:
Portland Secondary College, Must St, Portland Vic 3305
WEB:
https://www.facebook.com/events/
Embrace Movie Screening

Genealogy for Beginners - Portland Library
Saturday, August 12, 2017
11:00 AM - 12:00 NOON
Genealogy for Beginners
GENEALOGY FOR BEGINNERS

Tips and resources to help you start researching your family history.

FREE Interactive hands on session

PORTLAND LIBRARY
Saturday 12 August 2017, 11.00am
Saturday 26 August 2017, 11.00am

Limited places, Bookings required 5522 2265


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

THE RETURN OF ACOUSTIC GUITAR SPECTACULAR
Saturday, August 12, 2017
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Nick Charles
Nick Charles & Friends

Three of the finest acoustic guitarists and singer songwriters in the land return to enthral with the 2017 “Acoustic Guitar Spectacular”. There will be wonderful solo performances from the artists as well as exciting and at times unpredictable magical guitar interplay! Once again it features the sublime skills of Geoff Achison, Nick Charles and Paul Wookey- a diverse range of fiery guitar magic, impassioned roots music and classic acoustic instrumentals and songs- a truly stellar evening with these world renowned musicians.

Tickets:
Adults $40
Concession $35
Family of 4 $80
Under 18 $15

Tickets: www.portlandartscentre.com.au
or call 5522 2263.


LOCATION:
Portland Arts Centre
WEB:
www.portlandartscentre.com.au

HELLO, GOODBYE AND HAPPY BIRTHDAY
Thursday, August 17, 2017
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
Hello, Goodbye Happy Birthday
Hello, Goodbye and Happy Birthday
HELLO, GOODBYE AND HAPPY BIRTHDAY
By Roslyn Oades & Collaborators
Drama / Comedy
Roslyn Oades’ 2014 Malthouse Theatre and Melbourne Festival hit Hello, Goodbye & Happy Birthday celebrates two milestone birthdays – eighteen and eighty – major transition points of adult life. One represents untold potential and opportunity; the other a lifetime of experiences, aspirations, fears and memories. Scripted from intimate real-life conversations with people either side of these milestones, Hello, Goodbye & Happy Birthday is a beautifully warm and human new show from Roslyn Oades & Collaborators. Playful and affecting in equal measure, this show sees Oades continue her ground-breaking ‘headphone verbatim’ documentary theatre technique, to create extraordinarily immediate and vivid performances.

Duration: 65 minutes
Warning: Contains coarse language.
Thursday 17 August 7.30pm
Adult:$35
Concession:$30
Family of 4:$85
Under 18s:$15
“One of the most charming shows of the year”
ABC Arts
Tickets: www.portlandartscentre.com.au or call 5522 2263

A Performing Lines tour for Road Work. This tour was supported by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body;


LOCATION:
Portland Arts Centre
CONTACT NAME:
Lynda Cooper   
PHONE:
0355222263
EMAIL:
lcooper@glenelg.vic.gov.au
WEB:
www.portlandartscentre.com.au

Jane Austen - Be Persuaded - Costume Exhibition - Portland Library
Thursday, August 17, 2017
to Thursday, September 14, 2017

10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Jane Austen - Be Persuaded
To mark the 200th Anniversary of her death, Dressing Australia Museum of Costume has designed a rare and wonderful Exhibition bringing Jane Austen to life in original fashion of the era.

Dressing Australia Museum of Costume is an important and extensive collection of period and vintage fashion, textiles and fashion ephemera. Dressing Australia is not a destination museum but uses its collection to create and stage themed costume exhibitions around Australia and in New Zealand.

Be Persuaded follows Jane's life - and the unforgettable characters she created - from growing up in the 18th century into the era most associated with her - the Regency era at the beginning of the 19th century. Be Persuaded features rare fashion accessories and ephemera from the 18th century when Jane was born, through to the 1840s when Jane's beloved sister Cassandra died.

Pieces such as these are rarely on display outside of major museums - an 18th century silk gown, diaphanous Empire line frocks, spencers, capes and shawls, boots, pumps and stockings, bonnets and parasols. Gowns of the 1820s and 1840s. A wonderful collection of astutely observed hand painted watercolours tracking fashions from the 1790s to 1830. A rare collection of original bills and promissory notes revealing an 18th century lady's dealings with the tradespeople who catered to her cosmetic, fashion and finance needs. An indenture revealing the life of an 18th century silk weaver's apprentice.

Jane Austen is famous yet imperfectly known. Be Persuaded brings her a little closer.


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

Jane Austen - Be Persuaded - Costume Exhibition Opening - Portland Library
Thursday, August 17, 2017
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Jane Austen - Be Persuaded
YOU’RE INVITED TO OPENING NIGHT

Come and celebrate the opening of Jane Austen - Be Persuaded costume exhibition with us.

Be Persuaded features rare fashion, accessories and ephemera from the 18th century when Jane was born, through to the 1840’s when Jane’s beloved sister Cassandra died. The exhibition will feature pieces that are rarely on display outside of major museums. Opening night will include a presentation by exhibition curator Fiona Baverstock.

Portland Library
Thursday 17 August 2017
5.30pm - 7.00pm

Drinks and Nibbles included
RSVP Essential - Phone 5522 2265 by 10 August 2017


LOCATION:
Portland Library
CONTACT NAME:
Glenelg Libraries   
PHONE:
0355222265
EMAIL:
library@glenelg.vic.gov.au
WEB:
www.glenelglibraries.vic.gov.au

Childrens Book Week 2017 - Glenelg Libraries
Saturday, August 19, 2017
to Saturday, August 26, 2017

10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Children's Book Week 2017
Glenelg Libraries will be celebrating Children’s Book Week from Saturday 19 August to Saturday 26 August.

As part of Children’s Book Week, Glenelg Libraries will be facilitating and hosting a range of children’s activities and displays, inspired by the theme ‘Escape to Everywhere’.

BUNTING FLAGS
Glenelg Libraries will be showcasing bunting flags that show children’s illustrations and visualisations from inspirational books and their interpretations of ‘Escape to Everywhere’. Visit your local library to see and ‘escape’ to some of these magical and faraway lands!

‘TRAVEL TO …TICKET
Glenelg Libraries will be offering children a very unique travel experience during this year’s Book Week with our ‘Travel to….’ tickets. Children and young people are invited to delve into the land of unknown when they select a ticket to a secret destination from our lucky dip. The ticket will reveal the destination that they are invited to escape to and the key to the book in which this destination lies. We wish you a safe and happy trip!

‘ESCAPE TO EVERYWHERE’ ACTIVITY AFTERNOON
Children are invited to come along to the Portland Library to create a travel brochure and passport to escape to a wild, fabulous or fantastical destination of their choice. Come and create your escape on Thursday 24th August, from 4:15pm – 5:15pm at the Portland Library. Call 5522 265 to register your child/ren. Places are limited.

SPECIAL TRAVEL THEMED STORYTIME
Join Abby on Friday 25 August at 11am for a special travel themed storytime. Bring along something from your families travels to add to our magical suitcase during the session.

Children’s Book Week is an initiative of the Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA). Each year, across Australia, The CBCA brings schools, libraries, booksellers, authors, illustrators and children to celebrate Australian children's literature.


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

Kalbarri Quiz Night
Saturday, August 19, 2017
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Kalbarri Kindergarten will be holding a Quiz Night fundraiser on Saturday the 19th August 2017, beginning at 7pm at the Fawthrop Community Centre.

Get a team together (max 8 per table) and come for some great fun, prizes and trivia, while supporting a wonderful kinder.  Funds raised will be directed towards a playground upgrade for the children.

Bring gold coins, drinks and snacks.  Tickets are $15 and are available from Jofflyn's in Browning street, or via the kinder.


LOCATION:
Fawthrop Street Community Centre

Genealogy for Beginners - Portland Library
Saturday, August 26, 2017
11:00 AM - 12:00 NOON
Genealogy for Beginners
GENEALOGY FOR BEGINNERS

Tips and resources to help you start researching your family history.

FREE Interactive hands on session

PORTLAND LIBRARY
Saturday 12 August 2017, 11.00am
Saturday 26 August 2017, 11.00am

Limited places, Bookings required 5522 2265


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

BAKERSFIELD MIST
Saturday, August 26, 2017
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Bakersfield Mist
Bakersfield Mist
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By Stephen Sachs
Drama / Comedy

Is the true value of art in the eyes of the beholder? Maude (Julie Nihill), an unemployed bartender, has bought a painting for a few bucks from an opp shop. Despite almost trashing it, she now thinks it’s a Jackson Pollock worth millions. In fact she’s certain it is. But when world-class art expert, Lionel Percy (John Wood), flies over from New York and arrives at her trailer park home in Bakersfield to authenticate the painting, he really has no idea what he’s about to discover. Based on a true story, Bakersfield Mist is a comedy set in the present day.

Cast: JOHN WOOD, JULIE NIHILL
BAKERSFIELD MIST
Duration: 85 minutes. No interval
Warning: Strong language

Saturday 26 August 7.30pm
Adult: $45
Concession: $40
Family of 4: $105
Under 18s: $15
20 Tickets: www.portlandartscentre.com.au or call 5522 2263


LOCATION:
Portland Arts Centre
CONTACT NAME:
Lynda Cooper   
PHONE:
0355222263
EMAIL:
lcooper@glenelg.vic.gov.au
WEB:
www.portlandartscentre.com.au

MOTHER AND DAUGHTER
Tuesday, August 29, 2017
to Friday, September 15, 2017

5:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Mother and Daughter
OPENING
Tuesday August 29, 5.30pm
EXHIBITION
29 August – 15 September 2017
Joy Schultz and Maree Gabriel
This is first time Joy and Maree have exhibited together and is a celebration of the
creative skills shared between mother and daughter.
This joint exhibition will share Joy’s painted artworks and Maree’s photographic pieces.
Joy’s works are diverse in style, medium and subject matter, while Maree will share
local scenes and flora and fauna within her photography.


LOCATION:
Portland Arts Centre
CONTACT NAME:
Lynda Cooper   
PHONE:
0355222263
EMAIL:
lcooper@glenelg.vic.gov.au
WEB:
www.portlandartscentre.com.au

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