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Wednesday, January 23, 2019
  
 
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Events for the month of January 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

Portland Dahlia Society General Meeting
Sunday, September 9, 2018
to Sunday, March 17, 2019

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Portland Dahlia Society General Meeting.
Held on second Sunday afternoon of each month at 1:30pm.
All interested persons welcome.


LOCATION:
38 Waratah Crescent, next door to Neighbourhood House
CONTACT NAME:
Bruce Millard   
PHONE:
0355723788

Portland Illustrated Exhibition
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
to Thursday, January 24, 2019

PortlandIllustrated
This exhibition brings together the historic and contemporary from the Cultural Collection in a diverse collection of imagery with the town of Portland as the central theme. Included are historic maps, building plans, illustrations and selected photographs along with contemporary paintings and works on paper.

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

Portland New Year's Eve on the Foreshore
Monday, December 31, 2018
to Tuesday, January 1, 2019

5:00 PM - 1:00 AM
NYE
Celebrate the New Year in style at the biggest street party in regional Victoria!

The iconic Portland’s New Year’s Eve on the Foreshore event will once again headline the busy festive season, boasting an impressive line-up of entertainment including popular rock band The Go Set, Hamilton based band and crowd favourite The Settlement and local artist DJ Chegs.

New Year’s Eve on the Foreshore will also offer free family friendly entertainment, with children’s amusements from 5pm and a spectacular firework display at both 10 o’clock and midnight over the Portland harbour.

The New Year’s Eve event will take place on 31st December 2018 from 5pm and will continue through to 1am.

LIVE ENTERTAINMENT LIST
Ron the Clown
DJ Chegs
The Settlement
The Go Set

Come and celebrate the start of a new year at the Portland Foreshore!


LOCATION:
Portland Foreshore

Portland Sailing School Holiday Program 'TACKERS 2 & 3'
Wednesday, January 2, 2019
to Thursday, January 3, 2019

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Portland Yacht club is hosting a 3 day kids sailing program for 7 to 12 year olds. With all equipment supplied and Australian Sailing qualified instructors. Kids starting with no sailing skills will gain practical skills graduating to be able to confidently sail a dinghy independently. Cost $295

LOCATION:
Portland Yacht Club,Portland Foreshore
CONTACT NAME:
Jen Johns   
PHONE:
0417345440
EMAIL:
pycportland@gmail.com
WEB:
https://www.theboatshed.net.au/portland/
Tackers

Community Lunch
Friday, January 4, 2019
12:00 NOON - 2:00 PM
Come and enjoy Lunch at the Baptist Church Corner of New St and Learmonth Street Lunch comes at No cost. So come and enjoy

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

Community Lunch
Friday, January 4, 2019
12:00 NOON - 2:00 PM
Every 1st Friday of the Month we meet for Lunch. Our next Lunch will be held on Friday 4th Jan 2019. Everyone welcome to enjoy good food and good company at no cost. Join us at the Portland Baptist Church.

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

Tyrendarra Beer Fest
Friday, January 4, 2019
5:00 PM - 11:00 AM
Beer, Cider and Wine tasting and sales. Entertainment for the children through the day. Food venues, band playing light music, show and shine to view. Food stalls showcasing the local region's produce. Band playing at night.

LOCATION:
Tyrendarra
CONTACT NAME:
Larissa Gardiner   
PHONE:
0355295191
EMAIL:
mathewandlarissa@bigpond.com
Beer Tasting

Charity Lawn Bowls Day
Saturday, January 5, 2019
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Support Casterton Lions and raise funds for cancer research.

Saturday January 5th 2019 at the Casterton Bowling Club - 9:30am start.

Entry $45 per team of three.

Morning - 2 games of 8 ends
Afternoon - 2 games of 10 ends

Lunch and smoko provided.

Individual entries welcome - we'll put you into a team!

Raffles, spinning wheel and trophies

Enquiries Phone Ian Humphries 03 5581 1079 or Sandra Smolders 03 5581 1171


LOCATION:
Casterton
Lawn Bowls

Southern 500 Speedway
Saturday, January 5, 2019
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Featuring Formula 500 Speedweek final. Junior Sedans, Production Sedans, and Standard Saloons. SPECIAL EVENT: Anton Domburg Caravan Race. Family event with a fully catered canteen, bar available. No BYO

LOCATION:
Heathmere
WEB:
http://www.southern500speedway.com/

Nelson Twilight Cinema and Night Market
Sunday, January 6, 2019
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Twilight Cinema
The Glenelg Shire Council in conjunction with Nelson Community Events will be hosting Night Markets followed by a Twilight Cinema.
More details to come.


LOCATION:
Nelson
WEB:
https://www.facebook.com/Nelson-Community-Events-491588971244710/

Cruise Ship - MS Regatta
Thursday, January 10, 2019
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Portland Cruise Ship
The 2019 cruise ship season will begin with the Ms Regatta docking in Portland. The cruise ship filled with American tourists will be welcomed into Portland with our community markets, shuttle buses around town and a range of on-shore tours.

LOCATION:
Portland Foreshore

Western Victoria Psychic & Wellbeing Expo
Saturday, January 12, 2019
10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
See what the future holds as the Psychic and Wellbeing Expo makes its way to Portland

LOCATION:
Portland
CONTACT NAME:
Neil Evison   
PHONE:
0355231964
EMAIL:
pfncc@portlandtigers.com.au
WEB:
http://www.portlandtigers.com.au/
Wellbeing Expo

Mouth to Mouth Walk & Run Carnival
Sunday, January 13, 2019
10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Starting from the Narrawong Recreation Reserve, this annual event is around the stunning backdrop of the Surrey River and Narrawong Beach. Distances on offer are 3km, 7km, and 14km.

The event finishes with a great carnival with local musicians, stalls, fabulous food, children’s activities and whale boat races.

All funds raised go toward supporting lifesaving on the Narrawong beach, as well as other local community projects.


LOCATION:
Narrawong
CONTACT NAME:
Kathy Taylor   
PHONE:
0414494707
EMAIL:
taylorf@hotkey.net.au
WEB:
http://mouth2mouth.com.au/
A throng of runners

Cruise Ship - Seven Seas Marina
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Portland Cruise Ship
The 2019 cruise ship season will continue with the Seven Seas Marina docking in Portland. American tourists will be welcomed into Portland with our community markets, shuttle buses around town and a range of on-shore tours.

LOCATION:
Portland Foreshore

Sea Sherpa North Shore Challenge
Saturday, January 26, 2019
to Sunday, January 27, 2019

6:30 AM - 2:00 PM
The third annual North Shore Challenge kayak fishing competition will take place over two days from 6.30 to 2pm on Saturday 26th and from 6.30 to 11am on Sunday 27th January at Henty Bay Beachfront Holiday Park, Dutton Way Portland.

Entrants will be chasing 5 different local fish species to take out a share in over $8500 in prizes and giveaways.

Adult: $70


LOCATION:
Minerva and Juila Reefs, North Shore Portland
WEB:
https://seasherpa.com.au/pages/

Australia Day Breakfast - Nelson
Saturday, January 26, 2019
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
8.00am - Free BBQ Breakfast - Entertainment - Raffle
10.00am - Presentation of the Nelson Citizen of the Year
11.00am - Bowling Tournament at the Tennis Court


LOCATION:
Bridge Park, Nelson
Australia Day Victoria

Australia Day Flag Raising Ceremony - Portland
Saturday, January 26, 2019
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
8.00am - Free BBQ Breakfast - Musical entertainment by Melissa Francis - Face Painting
9.00am - Flag Raising Ceremony - guest speaker Paul West, Celebrity Chef/Host of River Cottage Australia - Australia Day Awards - Australian Citizenship Ceremony


LOCATION:
Memorial Triangle, Portland Municipal Office, 71 Cliff Street, Portland
Australia Day Victoria

Australia Day Flag Raising Ceremony - Casterton
Saturday, January 26, 2019
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
8.00am - Free BBQ Breakfast - Musical Entertainment by the Bush Band
9.00am - Flag Raising Ceremony - Guest Speaker TBC - Anthem by the Casterton Vice Regal Band - Australia Day Awards


LOCATION:
Island Park, Murray Street, Casterton
CONTACT NAME:
Kylie Walford   
PHONE:
0355222294
EMAIL:
kwalford@glenelg.vic.gov.au
Australia Day Victoria

Hooked on Portland
Saturday, January 26, 2019
to Sunday, January 27, 2019

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Hooked on Portland
A FREE weekend packed with family fun and entertainment 26-27 January

Cooking demo & panel talks with Paul West from River Cottage Australia
Childrens amusements
Markets
Leisure & Lifestyle display
Main stage music Saturday night
Fishing clinics
Circus Workshop
Sunday sesh – live music
Skate Competition, demo & clinics
Pop-Up Food truck park
Fishing Competition


LOCATION:
Portland Foreshore
WEB:
https://www.facebook.com/hookedonportland/

Australia Day Event - Merino
Saturday, January 26, 2019
11:00 AM
11.00am - Free BBQ & live music - Presentation of Merino-Digby Lions Citizen of the Year Award

LOCATION:
Merino Swimming Pool
Australia Day Victoria

Australia Day Flag Raising Ceremony - Heywood
Saturday, January 26, 2019
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
11.30am - Flag Raising Ceremony - Guest Speaker Mr Craig Keating - Australia Day Awards
12.30pm - Free BBQ Lunch


LOCATION:
Banks of the Fitzroy River, Heywood
Australia Day Victoria

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