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Tuesday, September 25, 2018
  
 
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Events for the month of September 2018
 
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

The Shire Papers
Tuesday, June 26, 2018
to Monday, September 17, 2018

ShirePapers
Ephemeral items are any transitory written or printed not meant to be retained or preserved. this exhibition brings together a collection of ephemera from the Cultural Collection that gives an insight into how people lived, worked and went about their everyday life in Glenelg Shire. Items in the exhibition relate to past events, civic history, commerce and business, recreation and promotion. The exhibition also includes original historic ledgers and documents.

LOCATION:
Portland Arts Centre
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

Miss Maschmedt Visits Exhibition
Tuesday, August 21, 2018
to Sunday, October 28, 2018

MaschmedtVisits
Zillah Maschmedt was a primary school teacher in Mount Gambier in the 1930s. In November 1934, around the time of the Portland Centenary celebrations, Miss Maschmedt visited Portland with her mother Arabella and sister Elza. in 1936, again accompanied by her mother and sister, Zillah travelled in the Mount Gambier to Nelson mail service car, stopping at farms and the Glenelg River along the way. This exhibition of photographs by Zillah Maschmedt documents her visits to Portland and Nelson.

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

Portland Runners Club YMCA Fathers Day Fun Run
Sunday, September 2, 2018
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Bring your family, friends, prams, dogs and run or walk the 5km Fawthrop Lagoon Course. 9:30am start. Entry is by gold coin donation. All monies raised to support Beats Cycle for Hope "Cancer Carers Program."

LOCATION:
Portland

An evening of Shipwrecks and Exploration - Portland Library
Wednesday, September 5, 2018
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
An evening of Shipwrecks and Exploration - Portland Lirbary
To celebrate the upcoming Shackleton and Journey South exhibitions at the Portland Library and Hell Ship featuring actor Michael Veitch at the Portland Arts Centre Glenelg Libraries and Portland Arts Centre are hosting a night of all things Shipwrecks and Exploration.

Featuring a panel of local maritime, immigration and Antarctic experts including Anne Grant, Marten Syme, Brendon Jarrett and Dr Pete Gill and facilitated by local Susie Lyons this will be an event not to be missed.

You could also win a signed copy of Michael Veitch's book Hell Ship or a double pass to the performance of Hell Ship - The Journey of the Ticonderoga.

Portland Library
Wednesday 5 September 2018
5.00pm – 6.30pm

FREE event, light supper provided
Bookings required, phone 5522 2265

Anne Grant

An original member of Portland’s Family History Group, Anne was born and educated in Tasmania. Anne has been a regular face at Portland’s History House since 1985 and her family background contains a strong convict heritage.

Anne will join us to speak about immigration.

Marten Syme

Marten Syme, retired and relatively recent (1976) ratepayer of Port Fairy, agrees with Noel Learmonth that the local claim of being founded in 1810 is fallacious. Pursuing this, and other nonsensical maritime claims, he embarked upon a substantial documentation of the vessels movements in all Victorian ports between 1802 and 1860.

He has written a history of the Victorian lifeboats and their crews, and three books about Port Fairy’s early history, and is currently assembling his yet to be published history of Port Fairy from 1835 to 2018. In addition to his work in these fields, he had a major interest in the reconstruction of the Port Fairy Lifeboat, is currently president of the Port Fairy Branch of the National Trust of Australia (Victoria) and the Friends of Griffiths Island Inc.

Martin will join us to speak about maritime and shipping history.

Brendon Jarrett

Born in Portland in 1934 from a family associated with the port’s maritime activities since 1845, he has had a lifetime interest in the town’s heritage.

A foundation member of the Portland Branch of the National Trust of Australia (Victoria), Brendan later became its second Branch President. He wrote the ‘Portland’ chapter for The National Trust of Australia’s Historic Places published in 1977, and was a foundation member of Glenelg Shire Council’s Heritage Advisory Committee and Council’s Maritime Heritage Advisory Committee.

Glenelg Shire Council Citizen of the Year in 1999 Brendon is now a retired farmer but history still calls and he continues to represent the Portland Maritime Discovery Centre on the Board of the Maritime Museums of Victoria.

Brendon will join us to speak about maritime history.

Dr Pete Gill

Dr Pete Gill has been involved in whale research for 35 years, studying species including humpback and southern right whales before starting long-term ecological research into endangered blue whales in the Bonney Upwelling in 1998. This led to a PhD in blue whale ecology.

His research expeditions in sailing vessels and ships have taken him around Australia, to the islands of the south-west Pacific and to Antarctica, which he has visited 13 times on private yachting expeditions, marine science voyages and as a guide on tourist vessels.

Pete is CEO of the Blue Whale Study, a small independent research institute and registered Charity. His commitment to blue whale research led him in 2001 to move from NSW to near Portland, Victoria, where he lives in the bush with his wife Susie and son Felix. His research and education programs are strongly motivated by scientific curiosity and a desire to educate and inform, but also by deep concern for the future of the blue whales and their feeding habitat off southern Australia.

Pete will join us to share his experiences of travelling to Antarctica and visiting Shackleton’s Hut.



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

STEAM Activity - Tinker Tray - Casterton Library
Thursday, September 6, 2018
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
STEAM Activity - Tinker Tray - Portland Library
STEAM Activities are back for Term 3.

“STEAM is an educational approach to learning that uses Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics…”

Tinker Tray

Casterton Library
Thursday 6 September
4.00-4.45pm

Ages 6+ years
Bookings required, phone 5554 2444

You never know what you'll get in your tinker tray but what you create is totally up to you. This activity will embrace your imagination and creative ideas!


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

History Talk and Tour The Inns and Hotels of Portland
Friday, September 7, 2018
11:00 AM - 12:00 NOON
Come along to this informative walk tour and learn about our historical inns and hotels. These inns and hotels ranged in size from two rooms to three storeys. Today, Portland has four hotels, in 1850 it had twelve!

LOCATION:
Portland
CONTACT NAME:
Portland WorkSkills   
PHONE:
0355231645
EMAIL:
admin@workskillsemployment.com.au
History Talk and Tour

Community Lunch
Friday, September 7, 2018
12:00 NOON - 2:00 PM
Come and enjoy lunch on Friday the 7th of September at the Portland Baptist Church everyone welcome and lunch comes at no charge. Enjoy good food and good company every 1st Friday of the month.

LOCATION:
Corner of New Street and Learmonth Street

STEAM Activity - Pot Collage - Portland Library
Friday, September 7, 2018
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
STEAM Activity - Pot Collage - Portland Library
STEAM Activities are back for Term 3.

“STEAM is an educational approach to learning that uses Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics…”

Pot Collage

Portland Library
Friday 7 September
4.00-4.45pm

Ages 8+ years
Bookings required, phone ​5522 2265

Decorate a terracotta pot using collage. Create a themed masterpiece of your favourite images, colours or textures or a ‘mash up’ of anything that you fancy.


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

Portland Community Markets
Saturday, September 8, 2018
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Lots of items to choose from, including toys, jewellery, soaps and melts, clothing, gifts, cleaning products ..

Site bookings call 0408 398 296


LOCATION:
Town Green Portland

Dartmoor Markets
Saturday, September 8, 2018
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Did you know that Dartmoor has a regular produce market, every 2nd Saturday of the month? Why not come along and see local arts and crafts, along with locally grown produce, on Saturday 8th September. For more information please contact 0419 505 632

LOCATION:
Dartmoor Museum
Fresh produce

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

Hell Ship - The Journey of the Ticonderoga
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
7:30 PM
Hell Ship
Her horrific voyage at an end, she appeared as a ghost ship.

Michael Veitch's story of the Ticonderoga delves into our Australian emigrant history, explores the themes of unimaginable courage, of family and shines the light on a monumental, but almost forgotten, human story. This one his own.

In 1852, the emigrant ship Ticonderoga limped into Port Melbourne after a nightmare voyage from England in which nearly 200 of her passengers had died of typhus. her saga of tragedy, loss and heroism gripped the people of the young nation like nothing before. This though, is just the beginning of the story.

Michael Veith takes us on one-man's journey through one of Victoria's most horrific maritime events.

Adult: 435 Concession: $30
Duration: 70 minutes


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

Author Event - Nino Bucci, The Stoccos - Casterton Library
Thursday, September 13, 2018
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Author Event - Nino Bucci, The Stoccos - Portland Library
True Crime lovers this event is for you! Come and join ABC journalist Nino Bucci promoting his new book The Stoccos in Casterton and Portland this September.

In 2007, after a run-in with police, father and son Gino and Mark Stocco disappeared into the bush. For the next eight years they would commit crime after crime up and down the east coast of Australia, including locally in Port Fairy and in many other rural areas. Terrorising locals, stealing what they wanted, committing arson and even homicide. It appeared as though they were untouchable. They would become two of Australia’s most wanted men.

The Stoccos brings together all the information the public didn’t know: their background, the intense nature of their relationship and how Mark went from successful Civil Engineering student to career criminal, just like his father. Based on conversations with friends, family, victims and police officers who worked on the case, Bucci paints a picture of how this duo found their lives spiralling as they became more desperate to escape the law.

Nino was previously a journalist at The Age (where he first covered the story), at the Canberra Times and at the Bendigo Advertiser. He lives in Melbourne, but has family connections in the local South West area.

Casterton Library
Thursday 13 September
1.30pm – 2.30pm

Portland Library
Friday 14 September
2.00pm – 3.00pm

FREE events, tea/coffee and afternoon tea provided
Bookings preferred, phone Casterton 5554 2444 or Portland 5522 2265


LOCATION:
Casterton Library
CONTACT NAME:
Glenelg Libraries   
PHONE:
0355542444
EMAIL:
library@glenelg.vic.gov.au
WEB:
www.glenelglibraries.vic.gov.au

The Marriage Course
Thursday, September 13, 2018
to Thursday, October 25, 2018

7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
7 Dessert & Coffee Date Nights
Marriage Enrichment Seminar
Hosted by Grace Fellowship


LOCATION:
Say Grace Cafe
CONTACT NAME:
Rodger & Megan Garland   
PHONE:
0407720809
EMAIL:
rmgarland@bigpond.com
WEB:
http://gracefellowship.net.au
The Marriage Course flyer

Author Event - Nino Bucci, The Stoccos - Portland Library
Friday, September 14, 2018
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Author Event - Nino Bucci, The Stoccos - Portland Library
True Crime lovers this event is for you! Come and join ABC journalist Nino Bucci promoting his new book The Stoccos in Casterton and Portland this September.

In 2007, after a run-in with police, father and son Gino and Mark Stocco disappeared into the bush. For the next eight years they would commit crime after crime up and down the east coast of Australia, including locally in Port Fairy and in many other rural areas. Terrorising locals, stealing what they wanted, committing arson and even homicide. It appeared as though they were untouchable. They would become two of Australia’s most wanted men.

The Stoccos brings together all the information the public didn’t know: their background, the intense nature of their relationship and how Mark went from successful Civil Engineering student to career criminal, just like his father. Based on conversations with friends, family, victims and police officers who worked on the case, Bucci paints a picture of how this duo found their lives spiralling as they became more desperate to escape the law.

Nino was previously a journalist at The Age (where he first covered the story), at the Canberra Times and at the Bendigo Advertiser. He lives in Melbourne, but has family connections in the local South West area.

Casterton Library
Thursday 13 September
1.30pm – 2.30pm

Portland Library
Friday 14 September
2.00pm – 3.00pm

FREE events, tea/coffee and afternoon tea provided
Bookings preferred, phone Casterton 5554 2444 or Portland 5522 2265


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

STEAM Activity - Robotics - Portland Library
Friday, September 14, 2018
4:00 PM
STEAM Activity - Robotics - Portland Library
STEAM Activities are back for Term 3.

“STEAM is an educational approach to learning that uses Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics…”
Robotics

Portland Library
Friday 14 September
4.00-4.45pm

Ages 8+ years
Bookings required, phone ​5522 2265

Design and build a car of cardboard and old CD's, powered only by rubber bands! Can you build the fastest??


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

Spring Clean Garage Sale
Saturday, September 15, 2018
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Well it's nearly that time of year where the sun is shining and the birds are chirping! Come along and find a bargain or two and some treasures in the Spring Clean Garage Sale.
Trading tables $10.00
For more information please contact Yvonne on 03 5581 1493 or Jean on 0427 880 918
All welcome!


LOCATION:
Anglican Church Casterton
Spring time

Casterton Primary School Gala Day
Saturday, September 15, 2018
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
"Old School" fete fun with amusement rides, market stalls, white elephant sale, class activities, food, devonshire tea, coffee van & so much more!
Money raised goes towards new IT equipment and resources.


LOCATION:
Casterton Primary School, McPherson St, Casterton
Casterton

Family Dance
Saturday, September 15, 2018
8:00 PM
Family Dance

Music by Tarragal


LOCATION:
South Portland Hall
Family Dance

Shackleton - Escape from Antarctica - Portland Library
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
to Saturday, October 27, 2018

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Shackleton - Escape from Antarctica - Portland Library
It’s one of the greatest survival stories of all time and now, over 100 years later, a new panel display on tour from the Australian National Maritime Museum invites visitors to walk in the footsteps of famous Antarctic explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton and discover his epic voyage of survival for themselves.

Shackleton: Escape from Antarctica, brings together first-hand accounts and dramatic images by official expedition photographer Australian Frank Hurley to tell the compelling story of Shackleton’s Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition of 1914-17 and his bid to stay alive.

Shackleton set out in August 1914 with a bold plan to be the first to cross Antarctica’s vast interior. His strategy was to have two parties working from opposite sides of the continent. He would lead the Weddell Sea crossing party while a second Ross Sea supply party would lay critical rations ahead of him.
Both ships were ultimately lost to their crews (one crushed and the other wrenched away by the ice), Shackleton’s party would never even touch the continent they hoped to cross, and the other would be marooned on it, desperately sledging across hundreds of kilometres of ice to lay depots for the party which would never come.

Through the eyes of modern-day adventurer Tim Jarvis AM, who re-enacted parts of Shackleton’s journey, and biologist and Shackleton fellow Mel Mackenzie, the display follows the harrowing experiences of both parties and asks visitors to think about their reaction and decisions.

The Australian National Maritime Museum in Sydney is the national centre for maritime collections, exhibitions, research and archaeology. As a Commonwealth cultural institution the museum is also committed to fulfilling its national mandate by developing programs and opportunities to share its expertise, collection and the national maritime story with regional communities throughout Australia.

Portland Library
18 September – 27 October

Dogs and dogloos beside the trapped Endurance, with meteorological station at its stern, 1915, Frank Hurley photographer, courtesy Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales


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

Red Racing Hood
Thursday, September 20, 2018
6:30 PM
Red Racing Hood
Terrapin Puppet Theatre
Written by Sean Monro, directed by Sam Routledge

Terrapin reimagines everyone's favourite characters from the famous fairytale into the small town of Grinalong.

When the new mayor announces the return of the local motor race, the Grinalong Classic, the whole town is excited. But the race will go through Tangled Woods, where a giant wolf is rumoured to live. With everything she knows and loves at stake, Red must convince her mechanically savvy Gran to let her complete and overcome her own fears in the process.

The story is inventively brought to life using slot car racing, with cameras situated around the circuit magnifying the action live onscreen, putting the audience in the driving seat as they follow Red on her adventure.

All tickets: $20 Family: $70
Duration: 45 minutes
Recommended for children aged 5+


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

Portland Bay School Garage Sale
Friday, September 21, 2018
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
The Portland Bay School Council will hold a garage sale at the old school site. Also on the night is a sausage sizzle and raffle.

LOCATION:
Portland
Portland Bay School

Say Grace and Koonara Wine Dinner
Friday, September 21, 2018
6:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Join Say Grace Cafe and Bistro and Koonara for a wonderful night out with friends. Indulge in a 3 course dinner all matched with Koonara's award winning wines and a glass on arrival.

Join special guest Koonara's Owner/Vigneron Dru Reschke who will guide you through his wines and Koonara's unique ecosystem of vineyard flavours - producing high quality without the chemicals.

Situated in the historic town of Casterton, Say Grace Bistro are creating modern classics with a twist. Limited spaces available and pre-paid bookings are essential.

Cost: $90 per person including matched wines.
6:30pm for 7pm start.
Say Grace, 16/20 Henty Street Casterton.
Bookings: visitkoonara.com, https://www.trybooking.com/422278 or phone 03 5581 2783


LOCATION:
Say Grace, Henty St Casterton

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