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Thursday, March 30, 2017
  
 
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Events for the month of March 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

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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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

World Day of Prayer
Friday, March 3, 2017
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
The World Day of Prayer this year focuses on The Philippines. The Christian women of this country have written a prayer service for all to share in. They reflect on their country, their lives and challenges and we join them to celebrate both our unity in Christ and our diversity in culture. More than three million people in over 170 countries will join in these services worldwide. Here in Portland the service will be followed by a morning cup of tea or coffee and something to nibble.

LOCATION:
Bayview College, Bentinck Street
WEB:
http://www.worlddayofprayeraustralia.org

Author Event - Jock Serong - Portland Library
Friday, March 3, 2017
11:00 AM - 12:00 NOON
Author Event - Jock Serong
Wavesound Pty Ltd presents A Morning with Author Jock Serong.

Portland Library
Friday 3 March 2017
11.00am

Jock lives and works on the south-west coast of Victoria. Formerly a lawyer, he is now a features writer, and was the editor of Great Ocean Quarterly.

His first novel, Quota, won the 2015 Ned Kelly Award for Best First Crime Novel. His most recent novel is The Rules of Backyard Cricket, a novel of suspense in the tradition of Peter Temple’s Truth which looks at toxic sporting culture and its fallout.

Free event, Door Prizes and a light morning tea included.

Bookings preferred, phone on 5522 2265.


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

Community Free Lunch
Friday, March 3, 2017
12:00 NOON - 2:00 PM
Each Month the Portland Baptist Church invites you to have a Free Lunch at the Baptist Church Hall. Entry via the IGA Car Park. Lunch is held every 1st Friday and is served at 12Noon till 2pm. Next Lunch will be served on March the 3rd All Welcome so come and enjoy good food and good company

LOCATION:
36 Percy Street Portland
WEB:
http://portlandbaptist.org.au

Portland Snap Fitness 2nd Birthday
Saturday, March 4, 2017
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Snap
We are having our 2nd Birthday: And your invited.

10am FREE GROUP SESSION

Followed by cooking demo from chef Ellyse. Spot prizes and giveaways. Supplement testing and more.


LOCATION:
45 Henty St Portland
CONTACT NAME:
Portland Snap Fitness   
PHONE:
0467581695
EMAIL:
portland@snapfitness.com.au
WEB:
http://www.snapfitness.com.au/Portland

Music in the Vines
Saturday, March 4, 2017
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Music
Macarthur's Music in the Vines Festival is set to kick off at 10am on 4 March 2017. This music festival will be a one-day event with a great line-up of regional artists, local food and wines from the Henty Wine Region. This is a family-friendly festival and we hope you will enjoy what the region has to offer.

LOCATION:
Suffoir vineyard, 144 Mount Eccles Rd, Macarthur, 3286
CONTACT NAME:
Michelle Badenhorst   
PHONE:
0430382432
EMAIL:
musicinthevines@iinet.net.au
WEB:
http://www.musicinthevines.com.au

Fitzroy River mouth Clean-up
Saturday, March 4, 2017
10:00 AM - 12:00 NOON
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Join Conservation Volunteers Australia and the Glenelg Hopkins CMA in tidying up the area around the mouth of the Fitzroy River. We will be hosting a Clean-up Australia Day on Saturday the 4th of March from 10:00am till 12:00pm followed by a BBQ lunch. We will be meeting at the end of Thompsons Rd, on the far side of the camp ground just before you can drive onto the beach. All are welcome to attend, please register your interest at the Clean-up Australia day website.

LOCATION:
Fitzroy River Camp ground, End of Thompsons Rd, Tyrendarra.
CONTACT NAME:
Alex Lewis   
PHONE:
0404828930
EMAIL:
alewis@cva.org.au
WEB:
http://www.cleanupaustraliaday.org.au/Fitzroy+River+Mouth

Friends of the Community Market at the Sandford Football Reserve
Sunday, March 5, 2017
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Friends of the Community Logo
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 9 am - 1 pm

Contact Kerrie to find out more about our Market!
email: Tallangower2@gmail.com
Or find us on Facebook


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

Mad Hatter's Tea Party
Sunday, March 5, 2017
2:00 PM
Mad hatters
Don't be late for a very important date! Come and join us for an afternoon of family fun in the Botanical Gardens.

Games, crafts, treasure hunt, story-telling, sing-a-long, kids book stall. Afternoon tea is available for purchase or BYO.

Free entry. Prizes for the best hat and costume.

The Mad Hatter's Tea Party is proudly presented by the Rotary Club of Portland Bay.


CONTACT NAME:
Patsy Moore   
PHONE:
0417577802
EMAIL:
Patsy.Moore@pmdesign.com.au

A NIGHT AT THE Y - PARTY AT THE POOL (YMCA)
Thursday, March 9, 2017
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
BBQ, Pools DJ, Waterslide
School Age Children (8-12) No Bookings necessary
Enquires 5521 7174


LOCATION:
Portland YMCA
PHONE:
0355217174

Wish 2 Fish Day
Saturday, March 11, 2017
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
WDEA Trainig
WDEA Training and FISH CARE Victoria invite you all, to come and join us in our day of All Abilities Wish 2 Fish.

Join in some fishing and fun filled activities on the beach and grassed area down at the skate park end of the Portland Foreshore.
There will be a sausage sizzle lunch provided, every one will leave with a bag of goodies and it's all FREE! for you to enjoy.

Date: Saturday 11 March 2017
Juniors (5 to 12 Years) 10am > 12pm
Sausage Sizzle Lunch 12pm > 1pm
Seniors (13+ years) 1pm > 3pm

Registration Forms available from WDEA (compulsory) to RSVP or to find out further information feel free to drop into the WDEA Offices, 35 Bentinck Street Portland Victoria, alternatively email liz at LizDonell@wdea.org.au


LOCATION:
Portland Foreshore
CONTACT NAME:
Liz Donell   
PHONE:
0439940873
EMAIL:
lizdonnell@wdea.org.au
WEB:
https://www.wdea.org.au/

Portland Dahlia and Rose Show
Saturday, March 11, 2017
to Sunday, March 12, 2017

11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Dahlia
The 47th Year of the Dahlia Rose and Flower Show at the Portland Civic Hall.

A dahlia and rose show hosted by the Portland Dahlia Society. All exhibitor entries are FREE. Special section for children, local home gardeners and aged care residents. Entries must be staged by 11:15am on Saturday 11th March.

Enquiries:

Bruce Millard 0355723788

Alf Hardingham 0355235978

Saturday, 11.00am - 5.00pm
Sunday, 9.30am - 4.00pm



CONTACT NAME:
Bruce Millard    
PHONE:
0355723788
EMAIL:
tubersales@portlanddahliasocietyinc.com.au

Bridgewater Lakes Triathlon
Sunday, March 12, 2017
7:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Bike compound area at Bridgewater Lakes Cave
Portland Y-Tri's last open event for the season, the Bridgewater Lakes Triathlon will be held on Sunday 12th March 2017.

Race details are as follows:

Short Distance
300m swim, 8km bike, 2km run
Start time 8:45am

Long Distance
750m swim, 20km bike, 5km run
Start time 8:30am

Olympic distance
1.5km swim, 40km bike, 10km run
Start time 7:30am

The swim leg in the Lake will be overseen by the Portland Surf Life Saving Club.

The run is off road on the Great South West Walk and is an out and back run. It will head south from the Lakes car park.

Team entries are welcome as always.

Registrations for all events start from 7:00am and race briefings will occur 10 minutes before each race start time.

Entry forms are available from the Portland YMCA.


LOCATION:
Bridgewater Lakes
CONTACT NAME:
Terry Ward   
PHONE:
0447385395
EMAIL:
tjwtjw54@gmail.com
WEB:
https://www.facebook.com/events/

Tech Savvy Seniors - Using Smartphones
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Tech Savvy Seniors 2016-17
This workshop covers the basics of how to navigate around and use smartphones. Come along to learn hints and tips for
making the most of your phone. (Please bring your own phone)

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

Author Event - Sarah Vincent - Portland Library
Thursday, March 16, 2017
11:00 AM - 12:00 NOON
Author Event - Sarah Vincent
Portland Library
Thursday 16 March 2017
11.00am

Author and weight-loss success story, Sarah Vincent, will share her funny journey from obesity to healthy when she talks about her new book Death by Dim Sim.

By Sarah’s own admission, she once weighed as much as the two-door fridge she couldn't seem to stay out of. But one day she realised that just like smokers, she had an addiction which would surely kill her if she didn't do something about it.

Sarah also realised she didn't know how to go about successfully losing weight. Her inspirational story along with some helpful tips and tools will delight.

Free event, light morning tea included.

Bookings preferred, phone on 5522 2265.



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

Hobie Glenelg River Bream Classic
Friday, March 17, 2017
to Sunday, March 19, 2017

5:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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Lure and Fly Fishing Tournament, held on the Glenelg River at Nelson.
Teams fish together for a combined bag limit of 5 bream per day weighed live then released. All rules as per ABT Classic tournaments


LOCATION:
Glenelg River, Nelson
CONTACT NAME:
Bill Hartshorne   
PHONE:
0409823070
EMAIL:
billhartshorne@hotmail.com
WEB:
http://www.vicbreamclassics.com.au

Beats Cycle For Hope
Sunday, March 19, 2017
Beats Cycle for Hope 2017
Beats Cycle For Hope Local cycling lovers of all abilities should be pumping up their tyres and greasing their chains for the much-awaited 5th annual Beats Cycle for Hope Challenge as it gets underway on Sunday March 19 in Portland.

The challenge will begin at Portland Football Netball Cricket Club with the first wave of cyclists leaving at 9.30am.

Participants will ride the 22km course of gentle undulating hills of Bridgewater Road, before making their way to the stunning scenery of Bridgewater Bay.

Donations are kindly accepted. All funds go to local programs and people affected by cancer.

A project by the Rotary Club of Portland Inc.


LOCATION:
Portland Football Netball Cricket Club to Cape Bridgewater
CONTACT NAME:
Frank Farnsworth   
PHONE:
0425700463
EMAIL:
beatscycleforhope@gmail.com
WEB:
http://www.beatscycleforhope.org

Casterton Memorial Hospital FUN RUN MEMORY WALK
Sunday, March 19, 2017
9:30 AM - 12:00 NOON
Casterton Memorial Hospital
10 o’clock warm up with Jan Murphy
At Island Park incorporating the Kelpie walking trail
Registrations on the day start at 9.45 am or early birds at hospital reception
It’s a great way for the community to think about a very serious issue and use the
5 steps to a healthy brain:
Step One - Look after your heart
Step Two - Be physically active
Step Three - Mentally challenge your brain
Step Four - Follow a healthy diet
Step Five - Enjoy social activity


Choose from 3 distances: 1 lap - 2.5kms for fun, 2 laps - 5kms for fitness and 4 laps - 10kms Fun Run for competition.
Cost: Adults $15 or corporate team of 5 for $60. Ages 6-16 gold coin donation. Children under 5 FREE.
All funds raised go to Casterton Memorial Hospital to enhance vital dementia support services
Also at the venue: Friends of the Community Market
Proudly supported by: Glenelg Shire Council and Wannon Water


LOCATION:
CASTERTON

Merino Digby Lions Club Auction
Sunday, March 19, 2017
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Items for Auction can be delivered from Saturday afternoon or early Sunday morning - gates open at 7am.
Contact Keith Millard 55 791337


LOCATION:
Merino
WEB:
http://merinodigbylions@bigpond.com

Portland Dahlia Society General Meeting
Sunday, March 19, 2017
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Dahlia
A general meeting for the Portland Dahlia Society.

LOCATION:
Neighbourhood House
CONTACT NAME:
Bruce Millard   
PHONE:
0355723788
EMAIL:
brandilmillard@bigpond.com.au
WEB:
http://www.portlanddahliasocietyinc.com.au

LOCAL ARTIST IMPRESSIONS - PORTLAND ARTIST SOCIETY
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
to Monday, April 17, 2017

5:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Local Artist Impressions
OPENING
Tuesday March 21, 5.30pm
EXHIBITION
21 March – 17 April 2017
The Portland Artist Society will provide an insight into what inspires their artwork in the
South West region.
“I love mood and colour to convey feelings of the area.” “I love the fine lines of the
smelter.” “I try to create a sense of depth to draw the viewer in.” “I like to promote the
scenery, flowers and wildlife of our area.”


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

Junior Triathlon
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Junior Triathlon pool swim
Portland Y-Tri will hold a junior triathlon on Wednesday 22nd March 2017 when it will be time for our primary school aged triathletes to strut their stuff in this fun, short junior triathlon which takes place at the Portland YMCA.

There are 2 age categories:

7 to 10 year olds: 50m swim, 1km run, 2km bike.
11 to 12 year olds: 50m swim, 2km run, 4km bike.

The swim leg takes place in the outdoor pool at the Portland YMCA, the run leg is a lap of Henty Park and the bike leg follows the Fawthrop Lagoon circuit. No roads are used in this event to keep it as safe as possible for the kids.

Both distances will start at 6pm. Please be there before 5.30pm for registration and race briefing.

Entry forms are available at the Portland YMCA. Entry fee is $10.


LOCATION:
Portland YMCA
CONTACT NAME:
Terry Ward   
PHONE:
0447385395
EMAIL:
tjwtjw54@gmail.com
WEB:
https://www.facebook.com/events/

Portland District Health Charity Golf Event
Friday, March 24, 2017
2:00 PM - 12:00 AM
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More details to come: Charity golf & dinner event to raise funds for our local health service and have fun while doing so. Great prizes including best dressed team

LOCATION:
Portland Golf Club
CONTACT NAME:
Carolyn Malseed   
PHONE:
0355221182
EMAIL:
camalseed.pdh@swarh.vic.gov.au

Portland Community Gardens, Car Boot Sale
Saturday, March 25, 2017
10:00 AM - 12:00 NOON
Join us for the Portland Community Garden's pop up

CONTACT NAME:
Joy Downes - Firth   
PHONE:
0417531857
EMAIL:
ejdownesfirth@iinet.com.au

Road 2 River Festival
Saturday, March 25, 2017
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Nelson Road to River
The Second inaugural Road 2 River Festival in Nelson is set to be fantastic, Market Stalls on the banks of the Glenelg River.

Live bands all day including The Go Set, The Timbers, Four Play, Mojo Corner, Recreator, and Little Georgia.

Grab a ticket for the Nelson Endeavour and go for a cruise listening to acoustic music from one of the great performers.

Car Show n Shine, Vintage Engine Show, Tractors;
Classic Boat Displays. CFA Display, Mini Putt Put; Jumping Castle;
Kids Activities; Face Painting; Community Art Exhibition; Tiger Moth Airplane Joy Rides (who dares to do a loop??); Whale Boat Races
Live bands on stage right through into the night at the Nelson Hotel.

A free event, come and enjoy.



LOCATION:
Nelson Victoria

Casterton Memorial Hospital, Murray to Moyne Brekky on the Lawns
Sunday, March 26, 2017
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Promotional Flyer
Brekky on the lawns from 8.30am onwards. Meet the team and support this year's event.

Bring the family and friends. Lucky spot prizes.

All funds raised are committed to the Casterton Memorial Hospital.


CONTACT NAME:
Barb Toma   
PHONE:
0355542503
EMAIL:
Barb.toma@cmh.org.au
WEB:
http://www.swarh2.com.au/cmh

HELLO, BEAUTIFUL
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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HELLO, BEAUTIFUL
Written and Performed by Hannie Rayson

Comedy

Hello, Beautiful! is a funny, big-hearted, one-woman show performed by one of Australia’s best-loved playwrights (Hotel Sorrento). Based on her best-selling memoir, Hello, Beautiful! brings you a 60-minute piece of sublime comic storytelling – true stories from an adventurous life, spiced with wit, tenderness, social observation, and intimacy. Rayson takes you from the East Brighton of her childhood to the treacheries of Hollywood, from share-houses in Fitzroy to the beauties of rural Australia. Rayson’s life and writing has always been driven by her deep curiosity about contemporary Australian life: how we live and what matters to us – the political and ethical challenges we face.

You’ll be struck with many “OMG that happened to me” moments, and feel as if you’ve been listening to stories told by your new best friend.

Duration: 60 minutes. No interval
Warning: Contains coarse language
Tuesday 28 March 7:30pm
Adult: $35
Concession: $30
Family of 4: $85
Under 18s: $15
This tour is supported by Gasworks Arts Park
Tickets: www.portlandartscentre.com.au or call 5522 2263



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

Understanding Marketing Workshop
Thursday, March 30, 2017
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
How well do your potential and existing customers know what your business does?
Understanding Marketing is not just about having a website, a Facebook page and placing advertisements in the local paper. Marketing is a vital part of establishing and building your business brand.
Learn how to measure the success of your marketing activities, so you make sure you are achieving your business goals.


LOCATION:
Casterton Town Hall
CONTACT NAME:
Glenelg Shire Council   
PHONE:
0355542444
EMAIL:
enquiry@glenelg.vic.gov.au
WEB:
http://www.business.vic.gov.au/events/

Glenelg Talks - Super Brain Train - Portland Library
Friday, March 31, 2017
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Glenelg Talks - Super Brain Train
Join us for a special Glenelg Talks event with Wellness and Nutrition coach and qualified trainer Maggie Flanagan. Super Brain Train is an educational workshop, which focuses on a holistic-health approach to our daily routines, to incorporate best practice for a brain-protective lifestyle.

This two-hour course incorporates a practical approach to dementia prevention delivered in an interactive hands-on style. Notes and reading lists will be provided to participants.

Including:
Brain Awareness Stress-less Skills
Socialising Movement
Feeding the brain

Portland Library
Friday 31 March 2017
10.30am-12.30pm

Cost $10 per person (pre-paid)
Light morning tea provided

Bookings essential, visit the Portland Library or phone 5522 2265 for enquiries


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

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