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Sunday, May 27, 2018
  
 
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Events for the month of May 2018
 
The Municipal Office - Celebrating Civic History
Monday, October 16, 2017
to Friday, July 13, 2018

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Exhibition

The Cultural Collection includes many items relating to the administrative and civic history of the three former Municipalities which amalgamated in the early 1990's to make up Glenelg Shire


LOCATION:
Casterton Customer Service Centre

The Municipal Office
Monday, January 1, 2018
to Friday, July 13, 2018

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
The Municipal Office
With the amalgamation of Councils in the early 1990s, the former municipalities of Shire of Glenelg, Shire of Heywood and City of Portland came together to form the new Glenelg Shire. This exhibition brings together images, objects and ephemeral items that tell the story of the region's civic history. The display includes office equipment, ledgers, stationary and council seals, with a focus on the former Shire of Glenelg - the local government in the Casterton district.

Until 13 July 2018
Open week days 9am to 5pm & Saturdays 10am to 1pm
(closed public holidays)

FREE EVENT


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

The Zoo / The Farm
Monday, January 1, 2018
to Sunday, August 5, 2018

10:00 AM
The Zoo The Farm
The images and objects in this display are connected by the themes of animals, fish, birdlife and the natural world. The display includes items from Council's Cultural Collection and selected items on loan from the Portland Historical Society. Highlights include a 19th century calendar in the shape of a cockatoo; a fur collar made from fox tails; a pull-along toy cow; K.S. Anderson's white elephant; and a 1920s photograph of Bert Vivian in a magnificent rooster costume.

Until 5 August 2018
10am to 12noon & 1pm to 4pm.
(Except Good Friday)

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


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

Land and Sea - Cabinets of Curiosity
Monday, January 1, 2018
to Sunday, May 6, 2018

10:00 AM
Land and Sea
Presented in the style of German "Wunderkammer", this display highlights the diversity of the Cultural Collection and some of the weird and wonderful times held therein. Loosely based on the themes of land and sea, the display includes a 19th century policeman's baton; they key to Portland's powder magazine; a gold pocket watch with rifle club medal; and a sample of the first superphosphate produced in Portland in 1968.

Until 6 May 2018
10:30am to 12noon & 1pm to 4pm
(except good Friday)

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


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

St Stephens, Portland – Victoria’s Oldest Anglican Church
Saturday, April 21, 2018
to Saturday, May 5, 2018

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
St Stephens Church
Victoria's oldest Anglican Church is found in Portland. come and see this beautiful house of worship with it's history that stretches back to the very initial founding of the town of Portland in 1834.

Guided tours of the church.
Self-guided tours are also available.

Event is part of the National Trust Heritage Festival.


LOCATION:
57 Julia Street, Portland, Victoria

Australia Will Be There: Victorians in the First World War (1914-19) Exhibition
Tuesday, May 1, 2018
to Friday, June 15, 2018

9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
FirstWorldWar
Through historical photographs and personal stories, this exhibition presents a chronology of the First World War (1914-19) and provides the opportunity to discover the fascinating stories with particular reference to the contribution of Victorians. Find out about the hardship that our men and women endured and the battles that they fought.

1 May to 15 June 2018 - OPENING
Tuesday 1 May at 5:30pm - FLOOR TALK
Wednesday 2 May at 10:30am - FLOOR TALK


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

Advanced Marketing Workshop
Wednesday, May 2, 2018
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
OW CAN YOU MAKE YOUR MARKETING STRATEGY WORK SMARTER?
A dynamic marketing strategy is the key to achieving your business growth objectives. Find out how how to ramp up your current activities to work smarter and ensure you stay one step ahead.

Is this workshop for me?
If you’re ready to boost your existing marketing strategy and expand your business towards new opportunities then this workshop is for you!

You will learn how to:
• Set SMART marketing goals
• Identify communication gaps
• Improve your current strategy
• Integrate on and offline marketing
• Identify new opportunities and stay competitive
• Monitor and measure the return on your marketing dollar
• Match product or service to target audience
• Access tools, templates, support and resources in future

Details:
When: Wednesday 2 May 2018
Time: 6.00pm – 9:30pm
Where: Glenelg Shire Council Offices
Cliff Street, Portland, Vic 3305
Cost: $30 per person
Booking: Via the Eventbrite link below:
https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/e20108-advanced-marketing-how-to-make-your-strategy-work-smarter-tickets-43541537912?aff=es2

Strictly limited to 20 places, book now to avoid missing out!

Want some further information?
Please contact Events Officer Gary Coulter on gcoulter@glenelg.vic.gov.au


LOCATION:
Glenelg Shire Council Offices, Cliff St Portland
CONTACT NAME:
Gary Coulter, Events Officer   
PHONE:
0355222534
EMAIL:
gcoulter@glenelg.vic.gov.au

United Way Glenelg
Friday, May 4, 2018
7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Join United Way Glenelg and Committee for Portland as we welcome the amazingly talented Harrison Craig to Portland for our annual Administrative Professionals Breakfast.
Melbourne’s Harrison Craig first made his mark on Australia in 2013, taking out the second series of The Voice Australia.
At a young age, Harrison found that singing was a remedy to his stutter, becoming a place of peace and contentment.
Harrison has had the unique experience of working with the likes of Seal, David Foster, Baz Luhrmann, songwriter Diane Warren, Barry Gibb (The Bee Gees) and Olivia Newton-John.
Harrison is also the Ambassador of the Dolly Parton Imagination Library with his book “Harrison’s song” forming part of the children’s library.
Tickets available from >>http://www.unitedwayglenelg.com.au/administrative-professional-breakfast-tickets.html


LOCATION:
Portland Golf Club
CONTACT NAME:
Nicole J Angelino   
PHONE:
0410513305
EMAIL:
mail@unitedwayglenelg.com.au
WEB:
http://www.unitedwayglenelg.com.au/
Harrison Craig

Story Time with Harrison Craig
Friday, May 4, 2018
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Join Harrison Craig at Glenelg Libraries for Story Time. Harrison will read from his book "Harrison's Song" and sing some of his favourite childhood songs with the children.

Every child will go home with a free copy of Harrison's book "Harrison's Song" and some great new memories.

This is a free kid friendly event.
Thank you to Glenelg Libraries and Portland Aluminium.


LOCATION:
Portland Library
Harrison's Song

Community Lunch
Friday, May 4, 2018
12:00 NOON - 2:00 PM
We enjoy Lunch together every 1st Friday of the Month Next Lunch will be held of the 4th May 2018. Everyone is welcome and lunch comes at no cost. So come and join us, the bus passes right passed the Church at the corner of New Street and Learmonth Street.

LOCATION:
Cnr New and Learmonths street
WEB:
http://portlandbaptist.org,au

STEAM Activity - What's my Carbon Footprint?
Friday, May 4, 2018
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
STEAM Activities are back for Term 2, fun activities for school aged children focussing on Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics.

In this activity participants will play team games to learn about their carbon footprint and how to reduce it.

Portland Library
Friday 4 May
4pm - 4:45pm

Free activity
Bookings essential, ages 10 - 16 years
03 5522 2265


LOCATION:
Portland Library
CONTACT NAME:
Portland Library   
PHONE:
0355222265
EMAIL:
castertonvic@glenelg.vic.gov.au

Fabricate 2018
Saturday, May 5, 2018
to Sunday, May 6, 2018

9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Bookings are now open for the inaugural FABRICATE - textiles by the sea workshops. Fabricate will provide the opportunity for all creatives to participate in workshops with one of our own artists. Fabricate is brought to you by South West Alternative Medium Project (SWAMP), a community arts organisation based in Portland.
Workshops are available for 2 days - Saturday 5 May and Sunday 6 May. Workshops will run from 9:30am to 3:30pm with morning tea, afternoon tea and lunch delivered to you on both days.


LOCATION:
Portland
CONTACT NAME:
Deb Saunders   
PHONE:
0410745770
EMAIL:
ds.swamp@hotkey.net.au

The Salvation Army Portland Trivia Night
Saturday, May 5, 2018
7:00 PM
If you would like to support The Salvation Army Red Shield Appeal, or just want to have a fun night busting your brains, send us a message or call our office to book a place or table.
We will also be entertained by Portland Citizens Brass Band on the night.

Portland Business Hub
33 Percy St

$10 per person or $80 per table of 10

BYO snacks (no alcohol)


LOCATION:
Portland Business Hub
CONTACT NAME:
..   
PHONE:
0355233749
EMAIL:
castertonvic@glenelg.vic.gov.au

Casterton Memorial Hospital Family Fun Run/Walk
Sunday, May 6, 2018
8:00 AM
Choose 3, 6 or 9 km or 2.5km Colour Run (to support Youth Week). Registration begins 8am, Run begins at 9am. Island Park Casterton $10.00 per person 16 and under free. For more information and pre-registration please phone 03 5554 2555.



LOCATION:
Island Park Casterton
CONTACT NAME:
CMH   
PHONE:
0355542555
EMAIL:
mail@cmh.org.au
Colour Run

Strathdownie Memorial Hall 60th Anniversary Celebrations
Sunday, May 6, 2018
12:00 NOON
Please join us for a light shared lunch @ 12noon.

Formalities, cake and a cuppa to follow

Everybody welcome.

All inquiries to Sharon 03 5584 7226


LOCATION:
Strathdownie Memorial Hall

Fashion Parade
Sunday, May 6, 2018
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Portland Volunteer Cancer Group are holding a fashion parade on Sunday 6th May. It's the Sunday before Mother's Day. Get together with Mum and friends as a special treat. There will be a great afternoon tea and lots of giveaways.

Fashions by:
Ivie & Eve
Men's Gear & Beer
Pauline's Absolutely Fabulous Clothing

$20.00 Ticket - Afternoon Tea included
Tickets available from Pauline's Ab Fab 77 Bentinck St Portland



LOCATION:
Portland Football Club
CONTACT NAME:
..   
PHONE:
0355237447
EMAIL:
castertonvic@glenelg.vic.gov.au

Book Launch - Place Names of Portland and the Glenelg Shire
Sunday, May 6, 2018
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
As part of the National Trust Heritage Festival - There will be a Book Launch for - Places Names of Portland and the Glenelg Shire

LOCATION:
Portland Workskills Shop 9 103-111 Percy St, Portland
Portland Signage

Mother's Day Morning Coffee Party
Monday, May 7, 2018
10:00 AM
Edgarley Ladies Auxiliary would like to invite you to join them in a Mother's Day Morning Coffee Party.

Edgarley Main Dining Room
85 Jackson St, Casterton
10am

$5.00 per person
Raffle $1.00 per ticket

All welcome.


LOCATION:
Casterton
CONTACT NAME:
Office   
PHONE:
0355811211
EMAIL:
castertonvic@glenelg.vic.gov.au

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

Bayview College presents Annie JR.
Thursday, May 10, 2018
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
The timeless family musical “Annie JR,” featuring a cast from Bayview College, All Saints Parish Primary School and St Johns Lutheran Primary School opens Thursday 10 May 2018.

The popular musical tells the iconic rags-to-riches story of Little Orphan Annie, a spunky orphan loyal to her friends and the memory of her family.

Performances are on Thursday 10 May 2018 at 7.30pm, Friday 11 May 2018 at 7.30pm, Saturday 12 May 2018 matinee at 2.00pm, and the final performance Saturday at 7.30pm in the evening.

Venue: Unity Centre, St Johns Primary School, 43-55 Trangmar Street, Portland, 3305.
Admission: $18 Adults, $15 child

Tickets: On sale from Tuesday 16 April 2018, Bayview College, 119 Bentinck Street, Portland. Contact Number: 5523 1042.

This play is suitable for the whole family.



LOCATION:
43-45 Trangmar Strett, Portland
CONTACT NAME:
Michelle Kearney   
PHONE:
0355231042
EMAIL:
michelle.kearney@bayview.vic.edu.au
WEB:
http://bayview.vic.edu.au

GROWING YOUR COMMUNITY - A MASTERCLASS WITH CORMAC RUSSELL
Friday, May 11, 2018
9:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Cormac Russell
Are you a community group that wants to see your town grow?
Does your volunteer organization need more members to help share the load and get things happening?

Then register now for a masterclass with international community development expert Cormac Russell on May 11.

To be held at the Port Fairy Community Services Centre from 9.30am – 2pm, this low cost event is aimed at empowering and growing communities.

Call Jo Brown at the Southern Grampians Glenelg Primary Care Partnership on 5551 8563 or visit https://www.wdhs.net/ticket-events/?tribe_events=growing-community-conference or the PCP Facebook page for more details.


LOCATION:
Port Fairy Community Services Centre, Atkinson Street
CONTACT NAME:
Jo Brown at the Southern Grampians Glenelg Primary Care Partnership   
PHONE:
0355518563
WEB:
https://www.wdhs.net/ticket-events/

STEAM Activity - Upcycle Planting
Friday, May 11, 2018
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
STEAM activities are back for Term 2, fun activities for school aged children focussing on Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics.

This is your chance to upcycle a jar and some old stockings and plant a grass head to watch grow.

Portland Library
Friday 11 May
4pm - 4:45pm

Free Activity
Bookings essential, ages 6 - 15 years
03 5522 2265


LOCATION:
Portland Library
CONTACT NAME:
Portland Library   
PHONE:
0355222265
EMAIL:
castertonvic@glenelg.vic.gov.au

Small Night in with Mark Lang
Friday, May 11, 2018
6:30 PM
Mark Lang
Mark Lang is an Australian singer/songwriter. A renowned lyricist and storyteller, he has written three critically acclaimed albums making many 'album of the year' lists as the singer-songwriter of Australian indie band Skipping Girl Vinegar.

Thrilling audiences from the main stages at Australia's premier festivals including solo sets at Bluesfest, Port Fairy Folk Festival, Splendour In The Grass, Woodford Folk, Falls Festival and many more. Mark's work has received extensive airplay on major national broadcasters Triple J, ABC, Double J and community radio as well as US college radio play with 7 weeks in the Top 100 CMJ charts, 46 top 10s and numerous #1 & #2 positions across the US.

Mark toured across Canada in 2017 returning home to record his debut solo release with friend, producer and creative force Nick Huggins in their home town of Point Lonsdale.

Mark launches his debut solo release at the Portland Arts Centre on Friday 11 May as part of his National launch tour.

All tickets: $30
Drinks from 6:30pm


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

Bayview College presents Annie JR.
Friday, May 11, 2018
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
The timeless family musical “Annie JR,” featuring a cast from Bayview College, All Saints Parish Primary School and St Johns Lutheran Primary School.

The popular musical tells the iconic rags-to-riches story of Little Orphan Annie, a spunky orphan loyal to her friends and the memory of her family.

Venue: Unity Centre, St Johns Primary School, 43-55 Trangmar Street, Portland, 3305.
Admission: $18 Adults, $15 child

Tickets: On sale from Tuesday 16 April 2018, Bayview College, 119 Bentinck Street, Portland. Contact Number: 5523 1042.

This play is suitable for the whole family.



LOCATION:
43-45 Trangmar Strett, Portland
CONTACT NAME:
Michelle Kearney   
PHONE:
0355231042
EMAIL:
michelle.kearney@bayview.vic.edu.au
WEB:
http://bayview.vic.edu.au
Annie Jr. poster

Bayview College presents Annie JR.
Saturday, May 12, 2018
1:00 PM - 2:30 AM
The timeless family musical “Annie JR,” featuring a cast from Bayview College, All Saints Parish Primary School and St Johns Lutheran Primary School.

The popular musical tells the iconic rags-to-riches story of Little Orphan Annie, a spunky orphan loyal to her friends and the memory of her family.

Venue: Unity Centre, St Johns Primary School, 43-55 Trangmar Street, Portland, 3305.
Admission: $18 Adults, $15 child

Tickets: On sale from Tuesday 16 April 2018, Bayview College, 119 Bentinck Street, Portland. Contact Number: 5523 1042.

This play is suitable for the whole family.



LOCATION:
43-45 Trangmar Strett, Portland
CONTACT NAME:
Michelle Kearney   
PHONE:
0355231042
EMAIL:
michelle.kearney@bayview.vic.edu.au
WEB:
http://bayview.vic.edu.au
Annie Jr. poster

Darra Junior Disco
Saturday, May 12, 2018
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Theme: Rainbow, dress in colour!
Saturday 12th May at the Tyrendarra Hall. Gold Coin Donation.
Age: prep - 15 years. Adult supervision. Ran by the TFNC Un 17's team.
6pm - 9pm
Dj - Aux Cord
Fluro bands for sale on the night, as well as prizes.
Contact Tyrendarra Football Netball Club for more details


LOCATION:
Tyrendarra Hall

Mother's Day Classic Portland
Sunday, May 13, 2018
7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
The Mother’s Day Classic is a nation-wide community based event that raises funds for breast cancer research. No matter how large or small the venue, we all come together on Mother’s Day to remember, celebrate and honour those touched by breast cancer.

The Portland event is in its first year & offers participants a 5km walk & run!


LOCATION:
Fawthrop Lagoon
CONTACT NAME:
Kerri Jennings   
PHONE:
0355812070
EMAIL:
kerri.jennings@ymca.org.au

Mothers Day High Tea
Sunday, May 13, 2018
11:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Treat Mum on her special Day. $15 per head. Bookings Essential.

LOCATION:
Sandford Hall
Happy Mothers Day

Tour Portland’s Fishing Fleet in a Whaleboat
Sunday, May 13, 2018
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
William Dutton Whale Boat
View Portland's Fishing Fleet in Portland Harbour from the thwarts of whaleboat 'William Dutton' and listen to National Trust member Gordon Stokes present a history of Portland's fishing Industry while guiding the whaleboat, rowed by PPMH members, among the moored fishing boats, jetties and wharves.

This event is part of the National Trust Heritage Festival.


LOCATION:
Lee Breakwater Road, Portland, Victoria
CONTACT NAME:
Gordon Stokes   
PHONE:
0438012352
EMAIL:
gordon.stokes@bigpond.com

How The Mood Takes You
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Please come and join in our get together.
Cost: $5 for the day
Wednesday 16th May at the Lions Club Hall, Dartmoor.
10am - 2pm
There will also be an evening session @ 6:30pm
BYO lunch or evening meal. Tea and Coffee supplied.

This month there will be a demonstration on Macrame
You will need 30 metres Jute or 3 or 4 ply Cord. Beads supplied.
BYO sewing machine if you would like to make some bags for the Share the Dignity Project.


LOCATION:
Lions Club Hall Dartmoor

Pre Loved Art Sale
Friday, May 18, 2018
to Saturday, May 19, 2018
Come along to our Pre Loved Art Sale. Update your own collection for a bargain or clear out those paintings you no longer display in your home. Join us for an interesting evening, listen to our guest speaker Carmel Wallace, renowned local artist who embraces sculpture, photography and printmaking. Finger food and drinks available at bar prices. Contact Rotary Club Portland Bay Inc regarding donations or selling of artwork on commission. Funds from ticket sales and sales commissions will be going to support the Portland Bay School Redevelopment.
Friday 18 May 7:30pm
Saturday 19 May 10am - 2pm


LOCATION:
Portland Business Hub

STEAM Activity - Engineering Challenge
Friday, May 18, 2018
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
STEAM Activities are back for Term 2, fun activities for school aged children focussing on Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics.

Can you build a tower that can hold an apple? Join in this team challenge to design and engineer your masterpiece.

Portland Library
Friday 18 May
4pm to 4:45pm

Free Activity
Bookings essential, ages 8 - 15 years
Phone 03 5522 2265


LOCATION:
Portland Library
Engineering

Pipes and Drums Lions Club Deburante Ball
Friday, May 18, 2018
7:30 PM - 12:00 AM
Presentation Debutante Ball

LOCATION:
Casterton Town Hall
CONTACT NAME:
Lions Club Of Casterton   
PHONE:
0427882383
EMAIL:
donegan.john@bigpond.com

P.A.D.M.E.C 6th Annual Show & Go
Saturday, May 19, 2018
9:00 AM
Make sure you start getting you pride and joy all shined up and ready to go for this...Proceeds to a local worthy cause as well.

Show 'N' Shine, Trade Stalls, Car Club Displays, Jumping Castle for the kids, Motocarna, Grand Parade, Go To Whoa, Street Cruise and timed track runs.

Gates open 9am - displays from 11am. Fully catered - BBQ, Canteen, Bar (no BYO)

Gold Coin Entry


LOCATION:
South Coast Raceway Portland
CONTACT NAME:
..   
PHONE:
0417169242
EMAIL:
southcoastraceway@gmail.com

Marine Plastic Debris Workshop - Portland
Saturday, May 19, 2018
9:00 AM - 12:00 NOON
Are you concerned about the amount of plastic floating around in our oceans and want to take a positive step towards reducing it?

Community members and stakeholders in the Portland area are invited to a talk and mini-workshop on plastics in our marine environment.

Tangaroa Blue, an Australian based NGO, will facilitate the workshop.

Tangaroa Blue have developed a process of using science based analysis of beach debris and multi-stakeholder community workshops to establish collaboration within communities to take control of their local marine debris issue.

Registrations can be completed via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/marine-plastic-debris-workshop-portland-tickets-45751785823


LOCATION:
Glenelg Shire Council, 71 Cliff Street, Portland, Victoria
CONTACT NAME:
Colleen Hughson    
PHONE:
0400484471
EMAIL:
cleanerbeaches3280@gmail.com
WEB:
https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/

GT Bobcat Mumbannar 160
Saturday, May 19, 2018
10:00 AM
Saturday 19 May the picturesque 10km scrub track will come alive with off-road machines as they battle it out over 16 laps. With a split format of 3 heats, the racing is set to be hotly contested. With free entry for spectators, it's a great day out! Toilets and Catering available at the track!

LOCATION:
Mumbannar

Portland’s 3 Lockups and Watch Houses
Saturday, May 19, 2018
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Old Watch House
Join National Trust member Gordon Stokes as he presents a construction history of Portland's Lockups, from the temporary slab construction in 1840 to the substantial bluestone Watch House built in 1850.

LOCATION:
85 Cliff Street, Portland, Victoria
WEB:
https://www.nationaltrust.org.au/ahf_event/

Family Dance
Saturday, May 19, 2018
8:00 PM
Family Dance to be held at South Portland Hall Wellington Road, Portland.

Adults $8.00
Juniors $5.00
Under 12 Free

No alcohol. Soft drinks available. Plate of supper appreciated.


LOCATION:
South Portland Hall
CONTACT NAME:
South Portland Hall Committee of Management   
PHONE:
0355234498
EMAIL:
castertonvic@glenelg.vic.gov.au

RSPCA Million Paws Walk 2018 - Portland
Sunday, May 20, 2018
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
After 23 years, Million Paws Walk is still the most important event on the canine calendar.
Money raised through ticket sales, merchandise and online fundraising will help to fund our critical work in the community, including the care of more than 20,000 animals entering our shelters each year. Every dollar you raise will make a big difference and will help us raise $500,000 to support our work to fight animal cruelty.
Make sure you register online, dust off those joggers, put your dog on a lead and start fundraising.

Tickets available from www.millionpawswalk.com.au

Ticket prices:
Online (6 April - 19 May)
Adults $17.00
Children $14.00
Family (2 Adults & 2 Children) $42.00
Concession $15.00

At the Event:
Adults $20.00
Children $15.00
Family (2 Adults & 2 Children) $50.00
Concession $17.00




LOCATION:
Fawthrop Lagoon Portland
CONTACT NAME:
RSPCA Victoria   
PHONE:
0392242222
EMAIL:
castertonvic@glenelg.vic.gov.au

Casterton Cup 2018
Sunday, May 20, 2018
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Experience the Casterton Cup at the Casterton Racing Club on Sunday 20th of May and get ready for a great day of Country Racing!
On the day we will experience one of Victoria's premier horse racing tracks and the excitement of live steeple hedge racing. There's free kids activities, Fashions on the Field and live entertainment on course to backdrop an incredible day of racing.
There is plenty of outside grandstand seating, or maybe a Marquee (that can include drinks and food if you wish)! There is also free parking.



LOCATION:
Casterton Racing Club

Casterton Cup DJ Chris
Sunday, May 20, 2018
5:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Casterton Cup, Sunday 20th May. The Glenelg Inn are having DJ Chris Barks starting at 6pm. Bar will be open until 2am!
Come in and join us after the Cup, dinner will be available from 5pm to 9pm. Book your table now to avoid disappointment.


LOCATION:
The Glenelg Inn
CONTACT NAME:
The Glenelg Inn   
PHONE:
0355811988
EMAIL:
castertonvic@glenelg.vic.gov.au

Library and Information Week 2018 - Australia's Biggest Morning Tea - Portland Library
Monday, May 21, 2018
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Australia's Biggest Morning Tea - Portland Library
Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea
Portland Library
10.00am - 11.00am

Donations welcomed
For the grown-ups
All welcome no bookings required

Join us for a cup of tea and piece of cake at our annual fundraiser to raise money for the Cancer Council of Australia.


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

Library and Information Week 2018 - National Simultaneous Storytime with special guest Mayor Cr Anita Rank - Portland Library
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
11:00 AM - 12:00 NOON
National Simultaneous Storytime - Portland Library and Casterton Library
National Simultaneous Storytime with special guest Mayor Cr Anita Rank
Portland Library
11.00am - 12.00pm

Free activity
Preschool ages
All welcome, no bookings required

National Simultaneous Storytime (NSS) is held annually by the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA). Come along to the Portland Library and hear special guest Mayor Councillor Anita Rank read this year’s book Hickory Dickory Dash written by Tony Wilson and illustrated by Laura Wood, which will be read simultaneously in libraries, schools, pre-schools, childcare centres, family homes, bookshops and many other places around the country.


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

Wellness Workshop
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Is mental health something you care about?
Well Together workshops will give you helpful information and ideas on how to support people and families affected by mental health issues. These workshops have been specially developed to increase awareness and improve understanding.
Well Together workshops will help engage people to create change in their own lives and the local community.


LOCATION:
Glenelg Shire Council Customer Service Centre
CONTACT NAME:
Tracey Morriss   
PHONE:
0417777016
EMAIL:
tmorriss@wellways.org

Library and Information Week 2018 - Come and Try Tai Chi with Brenda from BFF Studios - Portland Library
Thursday, May 24, 2018
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Come and Try Tai Chi with Brenda from BFF Studios
Come and try Tai Chi with Brenda from BFF Studios
Portland Library
8.00am – 9.30am

Free Activity
For the grown-ups
Limited places, bookings essential phone 5522 2265

‘Find yourself’ some inner peace with an early morning Tai Chi session in the library. Featuring Tai Chi by Brenda from BFF Studios followed by a free light breakfast for participants.


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

Library and Information Week 2018 - Rhymetime - Portland Library
Thursday, May 24, 2018
11:00 AM - 12:00 NOON
Rhymetime - Portland Library
Rhymetime
Portland Library
11.00am – 12.00pm

Free activity
Ages 0-3 years
All welcome, no bookings required

Come along to this interactive session and share in some stories, rhymes and songs with Abby.


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

Library and Information Week 2018 - STEAM Art Workshop - Optical Illusion Art - Heywood Library
Thursday, May 24, 2018
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
STEAM Art Workshop - Portland Library and Heywood Library
STEAM Art Workshop - Optical Illusion Art
Heywood Library
4.00pm - 4.45pm

Free activity
Ages 8-16 years
Limited places, bookings required phone 5527 0666

Library and Information Week 2018 and Art Education Week 2018 will be marked by this ‘Op Art’ session, whereby participants will create their own work of optical illusion.


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

Sacred Heart School Casterton Open Day
Friday, May 25, 2018
9:00 AM - 12:00 NOON
Sacred Heart School Casterton Open Day

LOCATION:
Sacred Heart School 39 Robertson St, Casterton
CONTACT NAME:
Evan Wrobel   
PHONE:
0355811131
EMAIL:
principal@shcasterton.catholic.edu.au
Sacred Heart School Casterton

Library and Information Week 2018 - Storytime with Emma from the Portland Arts Centre - Josephine Wants to Dance - Portland Library
Friday, May 25, 2018
11:00 AM - 12:00 NOON
Josephine
Storytime with Emma from the Portland Arts Centre – Josephine Wants to Dance Portland Library
11.00am-12.00pm

Free activity
Preschool ages
All welcome, no bookings required

Come along and enjoy the story Josephine Wants to Dance with special guest Emma from the Portland Arts Centre. This is a chance to catch up on this hugely popular children’s book before you go along and see the brand new Australian musical based on the book by Jackie French and Bruce Whatley at the Portland Arts Centre, on Tuesday 29 May at 6.30pm. With one family pass for the musical to be given away to a lucky participant this is a storytime not to be missed.


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

Library and Information Week 2018 - STEAM Activity - Optical Illusion Art - Portland Library
Friday, May 25, 2018
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
STEAM Art Workshop - Portland Library and Heywood Library
STEAM Art Workshop - Optical Illusion Art
Portland Library
4.00pm - 4.45pm

Free activity
Ages 8-16 years
Limited places, bookings essential phone 5522 2265

Library and Information Week 2018 and Art Education Week 2018 will be marked by this ‘Op Art’ session, whereby participants will create their own work of optical illusion.


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

Lifeline - Snap Fitness Movie Night
Friday, May 25, 2018
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
To mark the end of our 8WC and as a fundraiser for Lifeline Snap Fitness Portland invite you to board the Millennium Falcon and journey to a galaxy far, far away and watch the movie Solo: A Star Wars Story.

This movie is an all new adventure with the most beloved scoundrel in the galaxy. Through a series of daring escapades deep within a dark and dangerous criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his mighty future co-pilot Chewbacca and encounters the notorious gambler Lando Calrissian, in a journey that will set the course of one of the Star Wars saga's most unlikely heroes.

All profits go to Lifeline. So bring your friends and your family and support this great cause. The entire community is welcome!


LOCATION:
Portland Arts Centre
CONTACT NAME:
Snap Fitness   
PHONE:
0467581695
EMAIL:
portland@snapfitness.com.au

Library and Information Week 2018 - National Simultaneous Storytime reading with special guest Cr Karen Stephens - Casterton Library
Saturday, May 26, 2018
11:00 AM - 12:00 NOON
National Simultaneous Storytime - Portland Library and Casterton Library
National Simultaneous Storytime reading with special guest Cr Karen Stephens
Casterton Library
11.00am-12.00pm

Free activity
Preschool ages
All welcome no bookings required

National Simultaneous Storytime (NSS) is held annually by the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA). Come along to the Casterton Library for a special reading with Councillor Karen Stephens of this year’s book Hickory Dickory Dash written by Tony Wilson and illustrated by Laura Wood.


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

Library and Information Week 2018 - What I Know About - Owner Building with May and Jason Eats - Portland Library
Saturday, May 26, 2018
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
What I Know About – Owner Building with Maya and Jason Eats
Portland Library
1.00pm-2.00pm

Free activity
For the Grown-ups
Limited places, bookings required 5522 2265

Maya and Jason Eats ‘found themselves’ in the Portland Library researching the many aspects of owner building prior to starting their dream of creating their own home in Narrawong. Come and share their journey and the highs and lows of owner building your own unique home at this special Library Week 2018 edition of the What I Know About series.


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

Portland Bay School May Ball
Saturday, May 26, 2018
to Sunday, May 27, 2018

7:00 PM - 2:00 AM
The 21st Annual May Ball for Portland Bay School, Portland's own special development school.

LOCATION:
Portland Civic Hall
CONTACT NAME:
Narelle Ross   
PHONE:
0355232218
EMAIL:
ross.narelle.n@edumail.vic.gov.au

Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow
Sunday, May 27, 2018
7:00 PM
Melbourne Comedy Roadshow
Australia's largest comedy festival is packing up and ready to roll!

Join the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow as it journeys around Australia , home-delivering hot and tasty comic treats to audiences near and far.

Featuring fantastic funnymakers from Australia and beyond, the Roadshow has it all. It's stand-up, sketch, satire, silliness and song - all in one side-slitting show!

For nearly 20 years this roving tour-de-comedy has visited towns and cities around Australia, from Mildura to Mt Isa and everywhere in between.

You won't want to miss it when this bounty of belly laughs rolls into town. Come on Australia - pack your laughing gear and get on board the Roadshow!

Adult: $35 Concession: $30
Duration: 2 hours plus interval
Warnings: coarse language, sexual references and material that can offend.
Recommended for ages 15+. Smoke Machine/Hazer may be used during this performance.



LOCATION:
Heywood Community Hall
WEB:
www.portlandartscentre.com.au

Josephine Wants to Dance
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
6:30 PM
Josephine
Presented by Monkey Baa Theatre Company
Based on the book by Jackie French and Bruce Whatley

Children/Families

A story about dreams, believing in yourself... and a dancing kangaroo.

Josephine Wants to Dance is a brand new Australian musical based on the hugely popular picture book by Jackie French and Bruce Whatley.

Perfect for young audiences from 4 to 9 years and their families, and brought to you by the team that created the award-winning Pete the Sheep, this hilarious new work by Monkey Baa brings to life a tale about a bush kangaroo you'll never forget!

Tickets: $20 Family of 4: $70
Duration: 45 minutes
Recommended for ages 4+


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

Row-4-Life
Wednesday, May 30, 2018
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Did you know that 18 people die of Suicide everyday? Snap Fitness Portland are going to continuously row from open 9am to close 7pm! The only time we can stop is if someone offers to row. We are doing this to fundraise for Lifeline in order to prevent Suicide.

Please help do your part by coming in and having a go on the rower or by supporting us by clicking the link https://snap8weekchallenge.com.au/portlandsnapfitness and donating to Lifeline


LOCATION:
Snap Fitness Portland
CONTACT NAME:
Snap Fitness   
PHONE:
0467581695
EMAIL:
portland@snapfitness.com.au

Wellness Workshop
Wednesday, May 30, 2018
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Workshop Aims: The workshop aims to provide community groups with information, knowledge and skills to be supportive, welcoming and inclusive of people in their community who are affected by mental health issues.

Who is the workshop for?
This workshop is suitable for all community groups and organisations who want to provide a supportive, welcoming and inclusive environment. This could include sporting groups, hobby groups, workplaces, schools, council organisations, community groups, parents groups, religious groups… any group of people.


LOCATION:
Old Courthouse Community Centre, Casterton

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