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Today's Date:
Monday, December 11, 2017
  
 
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Events for the month of December 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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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 Vern McCallum Collection - Exhibition of Historic Photos
Saturday, November 4, 2017
to Sunday, December 31, 2017

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Photos of the Western District of Victoria, Australia from 1860.
The biggest exhibition of Historic photos ever displayed in the country. About 1000 printed photos from the collection. Over 19,000 photos available on the computer.

In the Castle at Allestree on the Princes Highway, opposite the Bolwarra turn off 10km east of Portland.

Open every Saturday, Sunday and Wednesday from 10am to 4pm.

$10.00 per adult and $5.00 per child.

Copies of all photos in the collection are available at the exhibition. To arrange opening at other times phone Vern on 0438 371 282


LOCATION:
Allestree

DREAMS AND ASPIRATIONS
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
to Monday, January 1, 2018

5:30 PM - 4:00 PM
DREAMS
OPENING
Tuesday November 14, 5.30pm
EXHIBITION
14 November – 8 December 2017
Dreams & Aspirations is a collective exhibition of works by artists with a disability who
reside in the Glenelg Shire.
This exhibition is a celebration of ability, dreams and aspirations that encourage people
with a disability to express themselves through their art, whilst promoting a wider
acceptance and participation in the arts community for people with a disability.


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

Casterton Golf Club Spring Tournament Casterton Masters
Monday, November 27, 2017
to Sunday, December 3, 2017

10:00 AM - 12:00 NOON
Monday 27 November Tee times from 10:00am (Veteran’s Stableford)
Tuesday 28 November Tee times from 10:00am (4BBB Men’s & Ladies’ Stableford
Wednesday 29 November Rest Day
Thursday 30 November Tee times from 10:00am (2 Person Ambrose)
Friday 1 December Tee times from 3:00pm (Twilight Event followed by BBQ)
Saturday 2 December 11:00am for 11:30am start (3 person Gentsomes)
Sunday 3 December Tee times 8:00am and 12:00pm (Men’s Day (Casterton Masters)


LOCATION:
Cnr Mt Gambier & Penola Road Casterton, Victoria 3311
CONTACT NAME:
Kevin Etherton   
PHONE:
0355798517
EMAIL:
bookertee1@bigpond.com

Casterton Christmas Festival
Friday, December 1, 2017 The festival will also have lots of free entertainment for all members of the family. These include children being photographed with Santa (make sure you bring your own camera), cricket, football or golf competitions, face painting, temporary tattoos, ride the Lions Train, jumping castle, throw sponges at a local celebrity, learn how to become a fireman, target shooting and much more.

Parents can listen to local musicians from 5:30pm and indulge in a spot of wine, a cider or an ale from the street bar.

There will be plenty of food available as well as arts and crafts at various stalls. Traders will also be open late for some late night shopping for gifts.

At the end of the fun, the lighting of the Christmas Tree will take place, followed by the fireworks at Island Park.


LOCATION:
Casterton Main Street and Island Park

Wando Vale Family Tea and Christmas Tree
Friday, December 1, 2017
6:30 PM
Your family is invited to the annual Wando Vale Family Tea and Christmas Tree.

Friday 1st December 6:30pm Wando Vale Memorial Hall.

BYO drinks, and a casserole and dessert to share.

Also bring a gift to the value of $15.00 for each child in your family.


LOCATION:
Wando Vale Memorial Hall
CONTACT NAME:
Rod and Nicole Davidson   
PHONE:
0355820272
EMAIL:
davoeng1@bigpond.com

Boutique Beer and Cider Night
Friday, December 1, 2017
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
In St John's Unity Hall

$30.00 for 3 drinks plus nibbles
$10.00 Designated Drivers (unlimited soft drink)


LOCATION:
St John's Unity Hall Portland
CONTACT NAME:
Rachael or Kylie   
PHONE:
0355233833
EMAIL:
admin@stjohnsportland.vic.edu.au

Dartmoor and District 96th Annual Show
Saturday, December 2, 2017
7:30 AM
Fun for the whole family at this year's Dartmoor and District Annual Show.

We have horse events including jumping and harness, Egg and Bacon sandwiches available from 7:30am, flowers, school children, vegetables, photography and the child's pet parade.

At 11:30am there is the Sporting Clay Shoot for novices and registered shooters. 50 Target Sporting Clay and good prizes.

Plus one lucky gate entrant will win a $250 Voucher.


LOCATION:
Mumbannar Recreation Ground
CONTACT NAME:
Wendy Dowling   
PHONE:
0355281391
EMAIL:
dowlingins@bigpond.com

Family Open Day - Portland Leisure & Aquatic Centre
Saturday, December 2, 2017
8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
There is free entry all day. Come along and enjoy:
Free Group Fitness Classes
Music
Kids Activities
Free breakfast between 8:30am - 9:30am
Pool Party 11:00am - 1:00pm
Waterslide 9:00 - 1:00pm and
Smoothie Bike 10:30am - 12:30pm
Ph: 03 5521 7174 for further information


LOCATION:
Portland Leisure & Aquatic Centre

Heywood to Portland Motorcycle Toy Run
Saturday, December 2, 2017
10:30 AM
Toys, food and donations will be given to the Salvation Army for distribution to needy families in Portland and Heywood.

Portland Foreshore markets are on at the end of the parade.


LOCATION:
Heywood to Portland
Heywood to Portland

Heywood Pioneer Wagon Shed and Museum Market and Car Boot Sale
Sunday, December 3, 2017
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Heywood Pioneer Wagon Shed and Museum Market and Car Boot Sale.

Gates open to the public at 10:00am and close at 2:00pm


LOCATION:
Heywood Pioneer Wagon Shed and Museum

Friends of the Community Market
Sunday, December 3, 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, Vic.
WEB:
http://www.facebook.com/FriendsoftheCommunityMarket
Friends of the Community Market

Dunrobin Hall Christmas Party
Sunday, December 3, 2017
11:00 AM
Remember how much fun we had last year?
It's nearly time to do it again!

The Jumping Castle is booked. There will also be games and a visit from Santa at 2pm.

Meat supplied, please BYO drinks and a salad or sweet to share.

Come along and enjoy the festivities with your neighbours.

The jolly man in the red suit has requested that Mum or Dad bring a $10 named gift for each child to be left with Julie at the hall on arrival.

Please call Julie on 03 5581 1254 if you have any questions.


LOCATION:
Dunrobin Hall

Crafternoon on the Road - Digby
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Crafternoon on the Road
Crafternoon will hit the road in November and December travelling to Merino, Heywood, Casterton and Digby.

Come and join us and create gorgeous handmade gift boxes.

Wednesday 15 November 2017
Merino - General Store & Post Office, 11.00am
Casterton - Church of England Hall, 1.00pm

Thursday 16 November 2017
Heywood - Heywood Old School, 10.30am

Tuesday 5 December 2017
Digby - Digby Hall, 2.00pm

FREE events, all materials supplied.
All welcome, tea and coffee provided.
Bookings required, phone 5522 2265.


LOCATION:
Digby Hall
WEB:
www.glenelglibraries.vic.gov.au

Make your own Keyring - Portland Library
Thursday, December 7, 2017
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Beading Keyrings
Come along and make your own unique beaded keyring in this FREE workshop for school aged children.

Portland Library
Thursday 7 December 2017
4.15pm - 5.00pm

Bookings essential, limited places available
Phone: 5522 2265


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

Grand Opening Casterton Pool
Friday, December 8, 2017
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
There will be live music and a BBQ from 4:30pm.

Aqua 5:30pm - 6:30pm

And of course a Pool Party 4:30pm - 6:30pm


LOCATION:
Casterton Swimming Pool
CONTACT NAME:
..   
PHONE:
0355811642
EMAIL:
castertonvic@glenelg.vic.gov.au

Breakfest Portland
Friday, December 8, 2017
7:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Portland's biggest underage event!

Featuring DJ's Uberjak'd, Nath Jennings, Chegs, Scoop and Stiz.

Fully supervised. Alcohol, smoke and drug free event. No heels and no passouts.

TIX $15.00 pre sale or $20.00 on the night.


LOCATION:
Drill Hall Portland
CONTACT NAME:
FReeZA crew   
PHONE:
1300453635
EMAIL:
enquiry@glenelg.vic.gov.au

Christmas Delights Fair
Saturday, December 9, 2017
9:00 AM
Christmas Cakes & Puddings
Christmas Fare
Plants
Fresh Produce
Christmas Decorations
Handcrafts
Sausage Sizzle
Raffle


LOCATION:
St. Stephen's Anglican Church
WEB:
http://portlandvic@glenelg.vic.gov.au

Fast Friday and Diesel Drags
Saturday, December 9, 2017
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
3 hours at night under the lights
Gates open 5pm - Racing from 6pm - 9pm

Street Cars
Diesel Cars
Street Bikes
Open Testing

Fully catered including canteen, BBQ, drinks and bar - no BYO alcohol.

Spectators $10.00
Racers $30.00


LOCATION:
South Coast Raceway
CONTACT NAME:
..   
PHONE:
0417374274
EMAIL:
southcoastraceway@gmail.com
WEB:
http://www.southcoastraceway.com

Neil Murray Concert
Saturday, December 9, 2017
8:30 PM
Neil Murray is an Australian Musician and will be playing at The Royal Hotel in Portland.

Supported by Ishor Gurung and Fiona Kershaw

Tickets $25.00 at the door or
Trybooking.com


LOCATION:
The Royal Hotel
CONTACT NAME:
..   
PHONE:
0355211111
EMAIL:
Enquiries@royalportland.com

Sandford Hall Country Market
Sunday, December 10, 2017
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Sandford Hall Country Market
Mechanics Hall, Sandford.
Available at the market are baked products, arts and crafts, refreshments, second hand goods, hand knitted items, plants and so much more. Come and enjoy the hospitality and the wares of a small country market!!



LOCATION:
Mechanics Hall Sandford and under the magnificent English Oak that was planted in 1887.
Market

How The Mood Takes You
Thursday, December 14, 2017
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Come and join in our get together. BYO Lunch - Tea & Coffee supplied
Last session of the year
Just bring along something you are working on (e.g Granny squares) or just come and socialize.


LOCATION:
Lions Club Hall, Dartmoor
Last session of the year

Summer Solstice Transformational Retreat
Friday, December 15, 2017
to Sunday, December 17, 2017
December 15 - 17, 2017

Bookings Close 4th December

Reawaken your True Self, Share, Reflect, Grow.

​Join our guided journey of Self discovery, aligning & awakening your Body, Mind & Soul Spirit through Sound Meditation & Healing, Sacred Ceremony & Dance, Yoga, Nutritious Food, Creative Workshops & teachings.

​Safely discover & shift any blocks holding you back & impeding your flow, elevate your connection with your Divine & reawaken your true self.
The weekend is formulated to delicately peel back layers of any unconscious beliefs impeding your flow, identify blocks and Shift Energies through Mindfulness Practice, Collective Consciousness Workshops.


LOCATION:
Portland Bay Lodge, 120 Huxley Road, Allestree
WEB:
https://www.sonicharmony.com.au

Tyrendarra Community's Xmas Party
Friday, December 15, 2017
6:00 PM
Friday 15 December @ Tyrendarra Recreation Reserve.
6:00pm with a special visit from Santa at 7:30pm.
BBQ Tea- Meat supplied.
Please bring a salad or sweet to share.
$5.00 Per Person - Kids Free


LOCATION:
Tyrendarra Recreation Reserve

Art Exhibition - 'A Series of Portraits'
Saturday, December 16, 2017
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
By local Artist Olivia Mills.

Free Event.
Wine and Cheese.
Music.
Artworks for Sale.

Everyone Welcome


LOCATION:
Portland

Carols by Candlelight - Casterton
Sunday, December 17, 2017
6:30 PM
Casterton Vice Regal Band presents the 2017 Carols by Candlelight.

At the Band Centre, Island Park Casterton
Carols from 7:30pm
Pre-carols entertainment from 6:30pm


LOCATION:
Band Centre Island Park Casterton
CONTACT NAME:
..   
PHONE:
0355812238
EMAIL:
castertonviceregalband@gmail.com

Christmas Party and Kinder Graduation
Wednesday, December 20, 2017
5:30 PM
Kathleen Millikin Centre presents the Christmas Party and Kinder Graduation.

5:45pm - Concert
6:15pm - BBQ Dinner
6:45pm - Santa
Please bring a salad or sweet to share.

All welcome!
Parents, siblings, grandparents and special friends.

Please RSVP by 06/12/2017 to Toni Jackson for catering purposes.


LOCATION:
Kathleen Millikan Centre
CONTACT NAME:
Toni Jackson   
PHONE:
0355222211
EMAIL:
tjackson@glenelg.vic.gov.au

Portland's Pop Up Laneway Event
Friday, December 22, 2017
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
It’s the summer season and time again to kick off our 2nd Laneway event for December.
Come along and enjoy a cold beverage and some wonderful locally cooked street food whilst listening to some amazing music to get your weekend started.


LOCATION:
Julia Street, Portland
CONTACT NAME:
Portland Tourist Association   
PHONE:
0455839528
EMAIL:
portlandtouristassociation@gmail.com
WEB:
https://www.facebook.com/events/
Fun in the laneway

Tackers - Learn to sail
Thursday, December 28, 2017
to Sunday, December 31, 2017

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Tackers is a fun and accredited Australian Sailing program aimed at kids aged 7 - 12 enjoying safe & fun adventures on the water

LOCATION:
Portland Yacht Club
CONTACT NAME:
Adam Gristwood   
PHONE:
0396862571
EMAIL:
info@theboatshed.net.au
WEB:
http://www.theboatshed.net.au/portland

Portland Community Market
Saturday, December 30, 2017
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
This is the final Portland Community Market for 2017!

Come along and have a great day out.

New stall holders welcome.



LOCATION:
Portland
CONTACT NAME:
Heather   
PHONE:
0400236413
EMAIL:
heather-burton@live.com

Portland New Year's Eve 2017
Sunday, December 31, 2017
5:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Join us for the biggest New Year's Eve Street Party in Victoria!

Portland Foreshore will once again host the well loved New Year's Eve event, offering a night full of free activities, music and a spectacular firework display.

Come along to enjoy:
Free live entertainment
Children's amusements
Spectacular fireworks at 10:00pm and Midnight over the harbour

Program of events:
(from 5:00pm to 12:45am)
Ron the Clown
Juggling, puppetry and ballooning, plus circus skills show for the children
Jason Bull
DJ Chegs
City Heat

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


LOCATION:
Portland Foreshore

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