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Sunday, November 17, 2019
  
 
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Events for the month of November 2019
 
Monday Evening Free Community Meal
Monday, September 2, 2019
to Monday, December 23, 2019

5:00 PM
Portland Community Mealshare, partnering with The Salvation Army Portland, provides a free weekly evening meal, for those who wish to attend. All welcome. 5pm - 7pm every Monday.

LOCATION:
33 Henty St Portland opposite central bus stop
CONTACT NAME:
Kerry Arnott   
PHONE:
0428234294
EMAIL:
davekerry2004@hotmail.com

Portland Dahlia Society General Meeting
Sunday, September 8, 2019
to Sunday, March 15, 2020

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Portland Dahlia Society
General Meeting at 1.30 pm.
Meeting held at 134 Percy St. Portland (Next door to the C.F.A. Station)
All interested persons welcome.
Afternoon tea supplied

Enquiries: Bruce Millard 55723788
Steven Brown 55232172


LOCATION:
134 Percy Street Portland
CONTACT NAME:
Bruce Millard, President   
PHONE:
0355723788

Portland Dahlia Society General Meeting
Sunday, September 8, 2019
to Sunday, March 15, 2020

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Portland Dahlia Society
General Meeting at 1.30 pm.
Meeting held at 134 Percy St. Portland (Next door to the C.F.A. Station)
All interested persons welcome.
Afternoon tea supplied

Enquiries: Bruce Millard 55723788
Steven Brown 55232172


LOCATION:
134 Percy Street Portland
CONTACT NAME:
Bruce Millard, President   
PHONE:
0355723788

Submerged Exhibition - Portland Library
Monday, September 23, 2019
to Saturday, November 2, 2019

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Submerged Exhibition
Glenelg Libraries is excited to welcome Submerged an exhibition presented by the Australian National Maritime Museum and the Australian Maritime Museums Council. Following a national project with workshops held across the country to develop the exhibition and to source shipwreck stories, 68 shipwreck stories were nominated by 46 maritime museums and heritage institutions from around Australia with 14 of the most compelling stories selected to feature in the exhibition.

Australia’s coast is the final resting place of over 11,000 shipwrecks – roughly one wreck for every three kilometres of coastline. And Victoria’s City of Rayville is one of 14 wrecks whose stories will feature in a nationally touring panel exhibition Submerged – Stories of Australia’s Shipwrecks uncovering Australia’s rich shipwreck history.

The City of Rayville is said to be the first American ship sunk during World War II. It was carrying a cargo of lead from Port Pirie to New York in 1940 when it struck a sea-mine off Cape Otway. All but one of its 38 crew members escaped.

The exhibition also features wrecks of merchant vessels, steamers, schooners, whalers and a submarine. The oldest wreck featured is WA’s Batavia. Its 1629 loss on Beacon Island, and subsequent mutiny, is one of the most dramatic events in Dutch and Australian history.

On Display
Portland Library
23 September – 2 November


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

Portland Dahlia Society General Meeting
Sunday, October 13, 2019
to Sunday, April 19, 2020

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Portland Dahlia Society
General Meeting at 1.30 pm.
Meeting held at 134 Percy St. Portland (Next door to the C.F.A. Station)
All interested persons welcome.
Afternoon tea supplied

Enquiries: Bruce Millard 55723788
Steven Brown 55232172


LOCATION:
134 Percy Street Portland
CONTACT NAME:
Bruce Millard, President   
PHONE:
0355723788

The Magic of Storytime - The Great Paper Caper
Friday, November 1, 2019
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Join us at Glenelg Libraries Portland, for the Magic of Storytime with special guest reader, Caroline Shepherd, Speech-Language Pathologist, as we shine a light on dyslexia within our community.
Bring your little ones along take part in the Dyslexia Red Paper Plane Challenge.
Free book giveaways.


LOCATION:
Glenelg Libraries Portland
WEB:
http://https://
Magic of Storytime poster

Portland Art Show Gala Opening Night
Friday, November 1, 2019
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Gala Night , $30 Including viewing, judging, and refreshments.A range of landscapes,sculptures and local artists.

LOCATION:
Portland Civic Hall
CONTACT NAME:
Gail Barrett   
PHONE:
0355233822
EMAIL:
gail@portlandseaview.com.au
WEB:
http://portlandartshow.com.au/
Portland Art Show

3 Bays Marathon
Saturday, November 2, 2019
to Sunday, November 3, 2019

6:30 AM - 3:00 PM
3 Bays Marathon
Four distances over two days. Saturday is the 60km trail ultra, Sunday are the road events, marathon, half and quarter plus relays. Make a weekend of it and enjoy some of the best running the South West of Victoria has to offer.

LOCATION:
Big O Milk bar
WEB:
https://www.portlandrunnersclub.com.au/

Upwelling Festival 2019
Saturday, November 2, 2019
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
The Upwelling Festival Portland is a community celebration of the Bonney Upwelling, presented by the Upwelling Festival Incorporated and including a partnership with other community groups.
The Portland Upwelling Festival 2019 is returning for the tenth year to offer a fantastic and vibrant way for the Portland community to celebrate the unique features of our beautiful coastal town.

The Upwelling Festival celebrates what is unique about Portland and the community and show cases an important environmental phenomenon – the Bonney Upwelling.

The Festival will be a FREE event maintaining the key elements of the Blessing of the Fleet, Street Parade, Festival markets, local entertainment, Marine Environment Talks and community art projects on the site.


LOCATION:
Lee Breakwater, Portland VIC 3305
CONTACT NAME:
Jo-Anne O'Brien   
PHONE:
0490095973
EMAIL:
joss238@bigpond.com
WEB:
http://http://

Portland Art Show
Saturday, November 2, 2019
to Sunday, November 3, 2019

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Admission: $5 Viewing of artists work,Landscapes,sculptures contemporary and local art

LOCATION:
Portland Civic Hall
CONTACT NAME:
Gail Barrett   
PHONE:
0355233822
EMAIL:
gail@portlandseaview.com.au
WEB:
http://portlandartshow.com.au/
Portland Art Show

Glenelg Talks - Chris Farrell - Portland Library
Saturday, November 2, 2019
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Glenelg Talks - Chris Farrell - Portland Library
Glenelg Talks Event – Chris Farrell
Following a Passion for the Natural World through Photography and Wildlife

Celebrate this year’s Upwelling Festival at Glenelg Libraries with author and nature photographer Chris Farrell as he shares his passion for the natural world and how he has been influenced by his visits to Southwest Victoria over the last 30 years.

Find out how photography can help with the identification of the beautiful Southern Right Whales that visit the South West coast of Victoria each winter and see the beauty of the natural landscape from the land, sea and air through his photographs.

One of Victoria's most active nature and coastline photographers, Chris’s work is used in coastal research and whale monitoring. His wildlife photography of Southern Right Whales has also been published in ABC and World Wide Fund for Nature online and print publications.

Chris is a published author of three books that include Australian Geographic A Naturalist Guide to Reptiles of Australia, A Naturalist Guide to Mammals of Australia and Australia's Bird Watching Megaspots. However, his biggest passion is helping to document Southern Right Whales along the South East coast of Australia.

Portland Library
Saturday 2 November
1.00pm – 2.00pm

FREE event, limited places
Bookings preferred, phone 5522 2265


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

Author Event - Laura Waters, Bewildered - Portland Library
Thursday, November 7, 2019
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Author Event - Laura Waters, Bewildered - Portland Library
What would move you to ditch your regular life and take off into the wild for five months on your own? For Melbourne woman Laura Waters it was the end of a toxic relationship and the feeling of being lost that motivated her to go in search of something else. Armed with a compass, paper map and as much food as she could carry, she ventured into the wild to walk the entire length of New Zealand.

Inexperienced and unaccompanied, Laura pressed on across the untamed landscapes of the Te Araroa trail, 3000 kilometres of raw, wild, mountainous track winding from the top of the North Island to the frosty tip of the South Island (the equivalent of walking from Melbourne to Cairns, but along a mountain range). It’s a track that has claimed the lives of hikers more seasoned than her. At the end of Te Araroa (‘the long pathway’, as it is translated from Maori) it was the hard-earned insights into mental health, emotional wellbeing and fulfilling relationships – with others as well as with herself – that were Laura’s greatest accomplishments.

Bewildered is an inspiring story about facing our fears and the insights we can discover when we leave behind the comforts of modern life and let ourselves be ‘rewilded’.

Laura Waters is a Melbourne-based freelance travel writer, speaker, author and nature nomad who has travelled to 45 countries. She has written about experiential travel and her adventures in the great outdoors for publications worldwide including Australian Traveller, Wild and Outdoor. In 2009 Laura trained with former US Vice President Al Gore to become a Climate Presenter, giving presentations to hundreds of people on climate change and inspiring others to reconnect with nature.

Portland Library
Thursday 7 November
5.30pm – 6.30pm

FREE event, light refreshments provided
Bookings preferred, phone 5522 2265


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

Casterton P&A Show
Saturday, November 9, 2019
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
The Casterton P&A Show is an annual, family friendly event held on the second Saturday of November. The showgrounds are set on the banks of the Glenelg River under the majestic red gums at Island Park.

The Casterton Show is a traditional show featuring an indoor pavilion, trade exhibits, beef cattle, horses in action, sheep, wool and poultry section. Our committee is always looking to improve the show and in recent years has introduced new additions such as the Bendigo Bank Kids Club offering a host of free all day entertainment.


CONTACT NAME:
Heather Mullen   
PHONE:
0466833878
EMAIL:
castertonpanda@gmail.com
WEB:
http://www.castertonshow.com
Casterton P&A Show

Sandford Hall Market
Sunday, November 10, 2019
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
With Christmas rushing towards us, why not come along and see what's on offer? Plants, handcrafted items, novelties, bric-a-brac, pre-loved goodies. Have something to eat and drink and catch up with friends while you review your Christmas list.

LOCATION:
14 Burke Street, Sandford, VIC
CONTACT NAME:
Rodger Williams   
PHONE:
0408703746
EMAIL:
sandfordhall1873@outlook.com
WEB:
https://sandfordvictoria.wordpress.com/
Sandford Village Market Poster

Portland Dahlia Society General Meeting
Sunday, November 10, 2019
to Sunday, May 17, 2020

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Portland Dahlia Society
General Meeting at 1.30 pm.
Meeting held at 134 Percy St. Portland (Next door to the C.F.A. Station)
All interested persons welcome.
Afternoon tea supplied

Enquiries: Bruce Millard 55723788
Steven Brown 55232172


LOCATION:
134 Percy Street Portland
CONTACT NAME:
Bruce Millard, President   
PHONE:
0355723788

Street Machine Drag Challenge
Thursday, November 14, 2019
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Australia's Biggest Car Magazine Street Machine brings the Drag Challenge to Portland. Over 250 cars travelling all over Victoria will visit Portland

LOCATION:
South Coast Raceway
WEB:
https://southcoastraceway.com.au

Author Event - Helen Croser, Accidental Siblings
Thursday, November 14, 2019
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Author Event - Helen Croser
Join local author Helen Croser in conversation as she launches her first novel Accidental Siblings.

After Jack Clapper’s untimely death, his son Barry, and daughter-in-law, Felicity, remained under a cloud of suspicion. When Barry dies suddenly in a tragic accident, three young people in their early twenties turn up at the funeral, family connections are made and the mystery of Jack Clappers death is solved in a surprising way.

A Portland local Helen has lived in country towns, on a farm, and in the city; and has a passion for writing short stories and rhyming verse. After growing up in Portland, she trained as a nurse working in hospital theatres and with premature babies in the Special Care Nursery, at Monash Medical Centre.

Helen has completed several creative writing courses and a diploma of freelance travel writing and photography. Eighteen of her poems have been professionally produced on a CD and 38 poems in a book entitled ‘Homespun Poems from my Heart.”

Having always had a great love of words, and with her three children now having families of their own, she is excited to have the time draw on her storehouse of memories and life experience, to launch her first novel.

Portland Library
Thursday 14 November
5.30pm – 6.30pm

FREE event, light refreshments provided
Bookings preferred, phone 5522 2265


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

Portland District Health Twilight Fete/Market
Friday, November 15, 2019 Fun for the whole family when Portland District Health host its annual fundraising Twilight Fair on the Ploughed Field area (Bentinck Street, Portland) on the 15th November.
The market will feature: Food (pasties, hot dinner food, produce stalls). There will be Musical and Kids entertainment, Raffles, Market Stalls, Displays, Information and much more.
For further information, or if you are interested in booking a stall, please contact Carolyn Malseed on 03 5522 1182


LOCATION:
Ploughed Field area, opposite hospital.
WEB:
http://www,pdh.net.au

Glenelg Talks Event with Portland Mens Shed - Portland Library
Tuesday, November 19, 2019
11:00 AM - 12:00 NOON
Glenelg Talks Event - Portland Mens Shed
Come and celebrate International Mens Day at the Portland Library with the Portland Mens Shed. Hear about their important organisation and the wonderful benefits it provides our local community.

Portland Library
Tuesday 19 November
11.00am - 12.00pm

FREE event, light refreshments provided
No bookings required, all welcome


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

Glenelg Ramsar Community Briefing
Friday, November 22, 2019
to Saturday, November 23, 2019

3:00 PM - 12:00 NOON
Ramsar site update… Displays and exhibits… Story Board...Fun for families… Friday night BBQ… Engaging youth in nature... Dealing with marine debris... Life of diadromous fish… Budj Bim World Heritage Area… and much more!



LOCATION:
Karnkendi Camp - Nelson Victoria
CONTACT NAME:
Gavin Prentice   
PHONE:
0355712526
EMAIL:
GlenelgRamsar@ghcma.vic.gov.au
WEB:
https://www.ghcma.vic.gov.au

St John's Lutheran Primary School
Saturday, November 23, 2019
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
St John's Annual Family Fete. Come and enjoy good food, fun activities and exciting new stalls! For more information please call the school on 5523 3833

LOCATION:
43-55 Trangmar Street Portland
CONTACT NAME:
Kylie Huf   
PHONE:
0355233833
EMAIL:
admin@stjohnsportland.vic.edu.au
WEB:
http://www.stjohnsportland.com.au

Great Vic Bike Ride
Monday, November 25, 2019
to Tuesday, November 26, 2019

12:00 NOON - 12:00 NOON
Great Vic Bike Ride
The Great Vic Bike Ride is Australia’s biggest and most iconic riding holiday. The rolling bike festival pedals to a new town each day, setting up camp where riders can soak up an afternoon and evening of entertainment and activities including live music, comedy, yoga, an outdoor cinema and much more! 

LOCATION:
Portland Foreshore
WEB:
https://www.bicyclenetwork.com.au/rides-and-events/

Twilight Engine Rally & Tractor Trek
Saturday, November 30, 2019
to Sunday, December 1, 2019
Participants to register on arrival, scenic tractor trek 10.15am for 10.30 start. Working engines, Tractors, Truck, Motorbikes and car displays both days. Food & Drink available all weekend, Saturday night hotmeals and Sunday breaky. Contact for further details.


LOCATION:
Noss Retreat Road Casterton

Dance Dance Dance 2019 Jr
Saturday, November 30, 2019
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Dance showcase featuring local children aged 3 to 13 years performing ballet, tap, jazz and hip-hop routines for family, friends and dance lovers.
Tickets on sale November 1st.


LOCATION:
Portland Civic Hall
CONTACT NAME:
Sicely Kennedy   
PHONE:
0418521127
EMAIL:
danzx-tensions@bigpond.com

Dance Dance Dance 2019 Sr
Saturday, November 30, 2019
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Dance showcase featuring local children aged 10 to 18 years performing ballet, tap, jazz, hip-hop, lyrical, contemporary and song & dance for family, friends and dance lovers.
Tickets on sale November 1st.


LOCATION:
Portland Civic Hall

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