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Today's Date:
Thursday, February 23, 2017
  
 
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Events for the month of February 2017
 
Writing the War Exhibition
Friday, January 13, 2017
to Sunday, March 5, 2017

Writing the War Exhibition - Portland Library (photo courtesy of State Library of Victoria)
Travelling from the State Library of Victoria Writing the war: Personal stories from WWI tells the story of Australia’s involvement in WWI seen through the eyes of seven ordinary Australians from very different backgrounds – a teacher, a nurse, a bank clerk, a farmer, a journalist, an artist and an activist. Their personal experiences are conveyed through personal and published writings, photos, drawings and multimedia which take us from Gallipoli to Egypt, Gaza and the Western Front, and capture a diverse range of perspectives.

Some of these writings helped shape public opinion about the war effort, such as Sir Keith Murdoch’s Gallipoli letter or the writing of pacifist Vida Goldstein. Some were never intended to be read in public, like the diaries of George Auchterlonie which remained in his family’s possession for more than 70 years.

The exhibition will open on Friday 13 January 2017 and will also feature memorabilia and personal materials from local community groups and members.

In conjunction with the visiting exhibition Glenelg Libraries will also be holding two special events:

An author event with Jaqueline Dinan will be held on Friday 27 January 2017. This event will feature Jaqueline’s novels A Woman’s War and Between the Dances both of which are written from women’s perspective of war.

A workshop with Anne Burrows, Family History Librarian from the State Library of Victoria will follow on Friday 24 February 2017 to assist people with Researching their WWI Ancestors.

Don’t miss your chance to experience this special exhibition whilst it is in our region. Phone Portland Library on 5522 2265 for enquiries and bookings.


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

Community Free Lunch
Friday, February 3, 2017
12:00 NOON - 2:00 PM
bbq
Come and enjoy Lunch at the Baptist Church entry via the IGA Car park we meet every 1st Friday of the Month next Lunch is on Friday 3rd Feb 2017. Join us for good food and conversation. Contact Judy 55232347

LOCATION:
36 Percy Street Portland
CONTACT NAME:
Judy Blake   
PHONE:
0355232347
EMAIL:
judy.blake47@gmail.com
WEB:
http://portlandbaptist.org.au

Breastfeeding Education Class
Saturday, February 4, 2017
9:30 AM
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Come to a relaxed, information-packed Breastfeeding Education Class for expectant mothers and their partners. Although breastfeeding is natural, it doesn't always come easily and is a learned art. Our classes aim to provide expectant parents with the knowledge and confidence to successfully breastfeed.
Topics covered include: how breastfeeding works, getting your newborn breastfeeding effectively, going home - what to expect, successful breastfeeding, dads and family support, returning to work or study, expressing and storing breastmilk and troubleshooting. Great refresher if it’s your second or third baby.
Fee $90 ($75 concession) per couple
Includes: Refreshments, a 12 month subscription to the Australian Breastfeeding Association, and a FREE copy of “Breastfeeding...naturally” book (valued at $35)

Partner or support person welcome (at no extra cost)
Bookings essential , Classes held in Portland


CONTACT NAME:
Lynda Cooper   
PHONE:
0418527021
EMAIL:
abaportland@gmail.com
WEB:
www.breastfeeding.asn.au

Tech Savvy Seniors - Using Tablets - Android
Saturday, February 4, 2017
10:00 AM - 12:00 NOON
Tech Savvy Seniors 2016-17
Got a new tablet and want to know how to use it? Come along to learn the basics of using Android tablets and pick up some tips and tricks to help you along the way. (Please bring your tablet along - limited number available from library)

Limited numbers. Bookings essential phone 5522 2265.


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

Friends of the Sandford Community Market
Sunday, February 5, 2017
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Friends of the Community
Take a country drive and come and enjoy the hospitality and wares of a small country market. Browse the stalls and partake in the refreshments. Enjoy the atmosphere!

Available at the market are Glenelg Fine Chocolates, handmade soaps, giftware, baked products, arts and crafts, honey, second hand goods, hand knitted items, plants and so much more.

Come and purchase products that are handmade with love.

This Friends of the Community Market we will be having the Stumpy Gully Bush Band attend!

Throw a 'Lucky Shopper' voucher into the mix and it looks like we have something for everyone!!

Please contact me, Kerrie on (03) 5582 0191 or email Tallangower2@gmail.com for more details or if you would like to be a Marketeer at our market.


LOCATION:
Sandford Football Reserve. Sandford Victoria
WEB:
http://www.facebook.com/FriendsoftheCommunityMarket

Glenelg Shire Grant Writing Workshop Casterton
Monday, February 6, 2017
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Grant
Glenelg Shire Community Grant Writing Workshop. Community Groups wishing to apply to the Glenelg Shire Community Grants Program are particularly encouraged to attend.

LOCATION:
Football Clubrooms, Island Park Casterton
CONTACT NAME:
Sharon Bridgewater   
PHONE:
0355222172
EMAIL:
sbridgewater@glenelg.vic.gov.au

Glenelg Shire Grant Writing Workshop Portland
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Grant
Glenelg Shire Community Grant Workshop. Community Groups wishing to apply to the Glenelg Shire Council Community Grants Program are particularly encouraged to attend.

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

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

100th Tyrendarra Agricultural Show
Saturday, February 11, 2017
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tyrendarra Show
Don't miss the 100th Tyrendarra Show. This once in a 100 year show will continue into the evening for the first time, with Speed Shear, fashion parade & horsing events.

An exciting full day's entertainment for all the family including Punch & Judy Show, alpaca shearing, The Connies, animal nurseries, dog high jump, demonstrations of milk separating & blade shearing, plus all the usual fun of a traditional rural show. The Tyrendarra Stockman's Challenge will be held on Sunday 12 February 2017.

Keep an eye out in the lead up to the 100th Tyrendarra Show for the colourful Hay Bale displays in paddocks or on roadsides in and around Tyrendarra!


LOCATION:
Tyrendarra Recreation Reserve
CONTACT NAME:
Robyn Nunn   
PHONE:
0427295271
EMAIL:
irnun@bigpond.com
WEB:
http://www.tyrendarraagriculturalshow.com.au

Garden Larder Seed Farm Open Day
Sunday, February 12, 2017
Vivid Choi - a rare Asian vegetable
An open day of a little rare vegetable seed farm in Casterton on Sunday the 12th Feb. Free entry, $5 if you want a soft drink and cake. www.gardenlarder.com.au for more details.

CONTACT NAME:
Rowan   
PHONE:
0401203447
EMAIL:
gardenlarderseeds@gmail.com
WEB:
http://www.gardenlarder.com.au

Portland Dahlia Society General Meeting
Sunday, February 12, 2017
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Dahlia
A general meeting for the Portland Dahlia Society starting 1.30pm.

LOCATION:
Neighbourhood House
CONTACT NAME:
Bruce Millard   
PHONE:
0355723788
EMAIL:
brandilmillard@bigpond.com.au

Healthy Weight Week at the YMCA
Monday, February 13, 2017
to Friday, February 17, 2017

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Healthy Weight Week
at the YMCA

Monday Feb 13
9.30am Free Aqua class
10.30am - Cooking Demonstrations with Carrie Templeton ( 45 mins)

Wednesday Feb 15
11.30am - Cooking Demonstrations with Carrie Templeton (45 mins)

Thursday Feb 16
7.30pm – “Why people fail” Free fat loss seminar and Cooking demonstration with Carrie Templeton (45min presentation followed by 30 min cooking demo)

Friday Feb 17
10.30am Free Yoga class
11.30am Morning Tea


LOCATION:
Portland YMCA
CONTACT NAME:
Kerri Jennings   
PHONE:
0355217174
EMAIL:
kerri.jennings@ymca.org.au
WEB:
http://www.grampians.ymca.org.au

Australia Healthy Weight Week at the YMCA
Monday, February 13, 2017
to Friday, February 17, 2017

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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AHWW is about inspiring Australian adults to make simple changes towards smart eating, starting with cooking at home and choosing the right portions.

Events are held in February each year to help promote this message and encourage people to see an Accredited Practising Dietitian to assist with food, nutrition and lifestyle management.

Contact The YMCA on 55217174 for more information


LOCATION:
Portland Leisure and Aquatic Centre
CONTACT NAME:
Tayla Falconer   
PHONE:
0355217174
EMAIL:
tayla.falconer@ymca.org.au

Research Your Family History Workshops
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
to Tuesday, March 21, 2017

9:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Family History WorkShops
Genealogy Workshops. Have you ever wondered about your heritage? Would you like to create a family tree? During these workshops you will be assisted to research your family tree, heritage and stories and taught the skills needed to research correctly. Some computer skills are necessary.

Cost: $55 (includes USB)
14/02/17 – 21/03/17
6 sessions. Tuesdays 9.30am – 12.00 noon
Venue: WorkSkills Pioneer Plaza


LOCATION:
Portland WorkSkills offices Pioneer Plaza
CONTACT NAME:
Portland Neighbourhood House Program   
PHONE:
0355231645
EMAIL:
admin@workskillsemployment.com.au

Tech Savvy Seniors - Online Shopping and Banking
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Tech Savvy Seniors 2016-17
You know that you can shop, bank and pay bills online. This
session is for those that are interested to know more and gives you the tools to try it yourself. Learn how to buy things and how to make payments safely over the internet.

Limited numbers. Bookings essential phone 5522 2265.


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

South West Relay for Life
Friday, February 17, 2017
to Saturday, February 18, 2017

6:30 PM - 1:00 PM
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Relay For Life is a fun and moving overnight experience that raises vital funds for the Cancer Council’s research, prevention, information and support services. Relay is a chance for the Portland community to recognise and celebrate local cancer survivors, patients and their carers, to honour and remember loved ones lost to cancer and to raise money to help save more lives.

Join the thousands of Australians who take part in Cancer Council’s Relay For Life each year in the fight against cancer: start or join a team in the South West 2017 Relay today!

Registration and information can be found http://fundraising.cancer.org.au/site/TR?fr_id=4208&pg=entry

Ceremonies
Opening Ceremony: 6.45pm Friday
Closing Ceremony: 1pm Saturday
Candlelight Ceremony: 8.30pm Friday


LOCATION:
Nelson Park
CONTACT NAME:
Heather Trevisan    
PHONE:
1300656585
EMAIL:
southwest@relayforlife.org.au

Portland Classic Auto Club Classics by the Bay Show n Shine
Saturday, February 18, 2017
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Classics by the Bay
Classics by the Bay show n shine held by Portland Classic Auto Club. All people and vehicles are welcome to come along and have a look. There will be a live band play ground for the kids only a gold coin donation to enter fully catered with BBQ and drinks come and have a look something for the whole family.

LOCATION:
Portland Foreshore
CONTACT NAME:
Craig Dennert   
PHONE:
0408554069
EMAIL:
portlandclassicautoclub@gmail.com

Heywood Consolidated Brekky in the Street
Friday, February 24, 2017
Bacond and egg
Heywood primary school selling bacon and egg muffins, fruit salad and tea and coffee. 7am till 9am out the front of the old school building near the crossing.

LOCATION:
In front of the old school building in Heywood. Near the crossing
CONTACT NAME:
Lana Lovell   
PHONE:
0409252103
EMAIL:
rab849@bigpond.com

Workshop - Researching your WW1 Ancestors - Portland Library
Friday, February 24, 2017
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Workshop - Researching your WW1 Ancestors
Do you have Victorian ancestors who were involved in WW1? Are you interested in researching their lives?

Join us for this special FREE workshop with Anne Burrows, Family History Librarian - State Library of Victoria at 3.00pm on Friday 24 February 2017.

Learn about how to begin your family history research and some of the resources available at Victorian public libraries and the State Library of Victoria.

Light afternoon tea provided. Bookings preferred - phone 5522 2265.


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

Tech Savvy Seniors - Emails and Sharing Photos
Saturday, February 25, 2017
10:00 AM - 12:00 NOON
Tech Savvy Seniors 2016-17
Come along to this session to find out how email works and how to get started along with some information on sharing photos and files via email.

Limited numbers. Bookings essential phone 5522 2265.


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

St Stephens Pancake Luncheon
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
12:00 NOON - 2:00 PM
Pancake
St. Stephen's Anglican Parish Hall, Shrove Tuesday February 28. Commencing at Noon, Savoury and Sweet Pancakes
Cost $10


CONTACT NAME:
Pauline Elletson   
PHONE:
0355231051
EMAIL:
ellemine@bigpond.com

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