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Tuesday, June 27, 2017
  
 
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Events for the month of June 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 Grey Medallion Program
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
to Wednesday, June 7, 2017

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Grey Medallion Program
Helping Older Adults to Become
EVERYDAY LIFESAVERS -
A social inclusion and health project for over 55’s. The Grey Medallion is a water safety and lifesaving skills program for older people, which aims to reduce drowning deaths while encouraging a healthy, independent and active lifestyle. The 8 week program is FREE OF CHARGE and topics include:
Water Safety Knowledge (theory)
Resuscitation and Emergency Care (theory and practical)
Aquatic Exercise (theory and practical)
Personal Survival and Lifesaving Skills (theory and practical)

Note: All skills and activities can be modified to be inclusive of all abilities. Participants do not have to be able to swim.


LOCATION:
YMCA Portland
CONTACT NAME:
Katrina Antony   
PHONE:
0437463677
EMAIL:
katrinaantony@bigpond.com
Grey Medallion Program

Weekly Social Night Tennis
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
to Wednesday, October 18, 2017

6:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Social night Tennis at the Portland Lawn Tennis club Hard courts under lights. Everyone Welcome

LOCATION:
Henty Park Tennis courts
CONTACT NAME:
David Bilson   
PHONE:
0437655756
EMAIL:
petersymons@rocketmail.com

FORGED: FIBRE, METAL, CLAY, PIGMENT
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
to Friday, July 7, 2017

5:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Forged
OPENING
Tuesday May 30, 5.30pm
EXHIBITION
30 May – 7 July 2017
Artists – Jeanette Toller-Bond, Graeme Carbury, Jenny Ward, Christ Hetherington, Barb South,
Heather Clark and Jenny Griffin
We combine core elements to create individual pieces that we hope engage, delight
and inspire.


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

NATIONAL RECONCILIATION WEEK - Traditional Language and Aboriginal Games
Thursday, June 1, 2017 As a part of National Reconciliation Week, Glenelg Shire is hosting various events throughout the community.

On Thursday 1 June, Glenelg Shire will be hosting school activities – Traditional Language and Aboriginal Games (grade 5&6) at the Portland Civic Hall.


LOCATION:
Portland Civic HAll
CONTACT NAME:
Elly Murrell   
PHONE:
0466532722
EMAIL:
emurrell@glenelg.vic.gov.au

Lord of the Strings! starring Matthew Fagan
Thursday, June 1, 2017
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Matthew Fagan's Lord of the Strings - Guitar and Multi-instrumental Show

10-string Guitarist Matthew Fagan (Lord of the Strings), renowned as being Australia's leading all-round acoustic guitarist, has wowed fans all over the globe in over 120 countries with standing ovations and sold out shows at the 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, as well as touring with the original Buena Vista Social Club, Billy Connolly, Michael Crawford, Shirley Bassey and Natalie Cole.

From Bach to the Beatles, Flamenco to Blues and Celtic Harp Music on unique 10-String Guitar, 'Lord of the Strings' is the ultimate music journey packed with humour.

Show highlights include the impressive 10-String Guitar Celtic arrangements Matthew composed for touring with Billy Connolly and banjo highlights from the album 'Song for Billy' which features the Liberty banjo Billy Connolly gave to Matthew after their 53 night tour together.

Other highlights - the hilarious Guitar Challenge, where Lord of the Strings performs a medley of audience guitar requests, a round the world trip on Ukulele and Matthew’s virtuosic hit rendition of J.S Bach’s Toccata on Steel String Guitar, which featured on ABC TV.

Video https://youtu.be/WQgFCIkbk1Q

Listen Here- http://www.matthew-fagan.com/#!shop/px2vy
Website- http://www.matthew-fagan.com/concerts
Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/MatthewJFaganpage/

TICKETS: -

Pre-booked:
Adult $20- Family (2 Ad &2 Ch) $45- Child U16 $10–U3 free,

On Door:
EXTRA $5 (x1 for family ticket).
DOOR SALES SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY
Doors open a half hour before each show.

BOOK NOW VIA KELLIE:
Phone: 0438 881 985 (Credit/Direct Debit/Cheque)
Web: https://www.trybooking.com/QBOT




LOCATION:
Casterton Town Hall- 67 Henty Street Casterton, VIC 3311
CONTACT NAME:
Kellie Grattidge   
PHONE:
0438881985
EMAIL:
danzaprod@gmail.com
WEB:
https://www.trybooking.com/QBOT
matthew fagan

NATIONAL RECONCILIATION WEEK -Film screening of ‘Zach’s Ceremony'
Friday, June 2, 2017 Friday 2 June
As a part of National Reconciliation Week, Glenelg Shire is hosting various events throughout the community.

On Friday 2 June, Glenelg Shire will be hosting a film screening of ‘Zach’s Ceremony’, a talk by Alec Doomadgee and supper at the
Heywood Community Hall.


LOCATION:
Heywood Community Hall
CONTACT NAME:
Elly Murrell   
PHONE:
0466532722
EMAIL:
emurrell@glenelg.vic.gov.au

Community Free Lunch
Friday, June 2, 2017
12:00 NOON - 2:00 PM
Come and enjoy Lunch at our Community Free Lunch held every 1st Friday of the Month. Next Lunch will be held on Friday 2nd June at the Portland Baptist Church. Enter via the IGA Car Park. Lunch is served from 12Noon to 2pm. All Welcome. Contact Judy 55232347

LOCATION:
36 Percy Street Portland
CONTACT NAME:
Judy Blake   
PHONE:
0355232347
EMAIL:
judy.blake47@gmail.com

Narrawong Community Planting Day
Saturday, June 3, 2017
10:00 AM - 12:00 NOON
Join Narrawong District Association and Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning for a local planting day on the northern side of the Surry River, Narrawong (river side of the footpath).
Helpers will be required to register on arrival. Bring warm clothes, raincoat, gloves, sturdy footwear and a trowel. Children must be accompanied by an adult. The day will conclude with a free morning tea. ALL WELCOME.


LOCATION:
Meet at the footbridge
CONTACT NAME:
Emma Dart   
PHONE:
0355619991
EMAIL:
emma.dart@delwp.vic.gov.au
WEB:
http://www.delwp.vic.gov.au/narrawong
2016 Narrawong Planting Day

Author Event - J.S. Davidson - Portland Library
Saturday, June 3, 2017
11:00 AM - 12:00 NOON
Author Event - J.S. Davidson
Join us for our upcoming author event with Ballarat author J.S. Davidson as she promotes her new fantasy book Hunted.

Hunted is the first book in The Aztec Saga trilogy initially written when Davidson was just 20.

Davidson recently featured at the Clunes Booktown Festival and will share her story and experiences as a young writer.

Portland Library
Saturday 3 June 2017
11.00am

FREE event
Light morning tea provided


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

Craig Harper - Learn the Tools to Become a High Performer
Saturday, June 3, 2017
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Come and join Craig Harper for a 2 hour workshop on how to become a high performer.
Craig is Australia's leading motivational speaker and will give you concise steps to apply to your life on how to be better at...
- Relationships
- Happiness
- Business
- Sport
- Fitness
- Life

All profits raised go to local charity "Beats Cycle For Hope"

Craig normally only travels to major capital cities. Snap Fitness Portland has managed to have Craig come to Portland.
Tickets are a fraction of the price to what is paid in capital cities.
Snap Members : $45 / Non Members $55 til end of April
Snap Members : $55 / Non Members $65 til end of May
Snap Members : $65 / Non Members $75 at the door.
Limited Tickets Available.


LOCATION:
Portland Golf Club
CONTACT NAME:
Kylie Fairweather   
PHONE:
0467581695
EMAIL:
portland@snapfitness.com.au
WEB:
https://www.facebook.com/events/

Clarice Beckett Art Award
Friday, June 9, 2017
to Sunday, June 11, 2017

6:00 PM - 4:00 PM
In its sixth year, the annual Clarice Beckett Art Award offers artists and the art-appreciative public what promises to be another vibrant exhibition. Since its inception, by the local art group Artists of the Valley, the Award has drawn an increasing number of entries from professional and emerging artists. Work is presented in a range of mediums and subject matter, and always of a high calibre. Clarice Beckett, in whose honour the Award is held, and recognised as one of Australia's most important modernist artists, was born in Casterton.

The Award isheld over the Queen's Birthday weekend, in tandem with the Casterton Kelpie Muster, and Casterton Rotary Club's 'True Blue' art show, and offers a perfect opportunity to take advantage of what Casterton has to offer.

This year, the Award and exhibition will be held at Gorman's Art Gallery, 80 Henty Street, Casterton (opposite the Town Hall). Tickets for the opening on Friday evening at 6.00 pm are available at the door: $10 includes wine and nibbles.

Overall First Prize is $700 and trophy, and each First in the seven Sections, including Youth, receives $50 and a Certificate. Prizes will be announced and awarded during the opening. Closing date for entries is last mail on Friday 19th May.


LOCATION:
Casterton
CONTACT NAME:
Jennifer White   
PHONE:
0355811809
EMAIL:
jennw@spin.net.au
WEB:
https://artistsofthevalleycasterton.wordpress.com/
Last Year's overall winner: Vida Pearson for her hand coloured linocut

Casterton Kelpie Muster 2017
Friday, June 9, 2017
to Monday, June 12, 2017

6:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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The Australian Kelpie Muster will once again headline June long weekend activities in the Glenelg Shire, boasting an array of free activities and entertainment for all ages.

The muster includes the iconic headline events of the Kelpie Hill Climb and the Kelpie Working Dog Auction.

SATURDAY 10 JUNE
8am - Poet’s Breakfast
8:30am – 1:30pm Dog Trial – Working Dog Futurity
10 am - Kelpie Country Street Parade
10:45am – Novelty events, including Sack Race and Egg and Spoon Kelpie Race
11am –Kelpie Dash
11am – Stockman’s Challenge
11:30am – Mutton Mayhem
12pm – Kelpie Pinball
12.30pm – Kelpie High Jump
1pm – Kelpie Hill Climb

SUNDAY 11 JUNE
9am - Working Dog demonstrations
3pm - 20th Australian Premier Working Dog Auction


LOCATION:
Casterton Victoria

Big Winter Book Sale
Saturday, June 10, 2017
to Saturday, June 17, 2017
Book Sale
Come along and grab a booklovers bargain. Ex-library stock and donated items will be for sale, with most items priced from $1 to $2
(Some items priced at higher rates as marked)
Portland Library

Opening hours:
Saturday 10am – 4pm
Tuesday – Thursday 10am – 5.30pm
Friday 10am – 6pm

*Closed Monday 12 June (Queens Birthday Public Holiday)


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

Lord of the Strings starring 10 String Guitarist and Multi-Instrumentalist Matthew Fagan
Saturday, June 10, 2017
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
LORD OF THE STRINGS!
STARRING MATTHEW FAGAN

Internationally acclaimed & Australia’s leading all round acoustic guitarist
and multi-instrumentalist of all Things frets and strings!!!


10-string Guitarist Matthew Fagan, Lord of the Strings, renowned as being Australia's leading all-round acoustic guitarist, has wowed fans all over the globe in over 120 countries with standing ovations and sold out shows at the 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, as well as touring with the original Buena Vista Social Club, Billy Connolly, Michael Crawford, Shirley Bassey and Natalie Cole.

From Bach to the Beatles, Flamenco to Blues and Celtic Harp Music on unique 10-String Guitar, 'Lord of the Strings' is the ultimate music journey packed with humour.

Show highlights include the impressive 10-String Guitar Celtic arrangements Matthew composed for touring with Billy Connolly and banjo highlights from the album 'Song for Billy' which features the Liberty banjo Billy Connolly gave to Matthew after their 53 night tour together.

Other highlights - the hilarious Guitar Challenge, where Lord of the Strings performs a medley of audience guitar requests, a round the world trip on Ukulele and Matthew’s virtuosic hit rendition of J.S Bach’s Toccata on Steel String Guitar, which featured on ABC TV.

Video https://youtu.be/WQgFCIkbk1Q
Listen Here- http://www.matthew-fagan.com/#!shop/px2vy
Website- http://www.matthew-fagan.com/concerts
Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/MatthewJFaganpage/


LOCATION:
Wesley Uniting Church Hall 61 Percy Street, PORTLAND, VIC, 3305
WEB:
http://www.matthew-fagan.com/concerts
matthew fagan

Raising awareness of homelessness in Portland
Thursday, June 15, 2017
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
a 6x12 trailer load of wood approx 2.5 cubic meters of wood to be raffled off. tickets are $2 each or 3 tickets for $5

LOCATION:
IGA and Safeways main street side

WE'RE GOING ON A BEAR HUNT - LIVE ON STAGE
Friday, June 16, 2017
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Bearhunt
We’re Going on a Bear Hunt
2 SHOWS FRIDAY
1 SHOW SATURDAY
Garry Ginivan Attractions (Aust) in association with KW & NB Ltd (UK)
Children / Families

Adapted from the picture book written by Michael Rosen and illustrated by Helen
Oxenbury. A wonderful story of a family out for a walk and on the lookout for a growling
bear - they have to march through long swishy grass, wade through thick gloopy mud
and even battle a snow storm before entering a big dark cave where maybe they will
finally spot the glinty wet eyes of a slobbering, gigantic bear winking at them through
the blackness. This mini-musical captures the fun and frolics of a father who is clearly
still a child at heart, his three children including a tiny intrepid bear hunter in the
making – baby is strapped to dad’s back
plus the family dog and of course....a BIG
BROWN CUDDLY BEAR!
Bring along your favourite bear!
WE’RE GOING ON A BEAR HUNT - LIVE ON STAGE!
“charming and fun........
perfect for kids 8 years and under ”
The Melbourne Age
Duration: 55 minutes. No interval
Friday 16 June 10.00am, 11.45am
Saturday 17June 11.00am
Adult: $25
Concession: $20
Family of 4: $70
Under 18s: $15
14 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

Winter Solstice Retreat
Friday, June 16, 2017
5:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Escape to the breathtaking surrounds of the South West Victorian Coast
16-18 June 2017
Join our guided transformational journey of Self discovery & growth, aligning your body, mind & spirit through Sacred Sound Meditation, Yoga, Inner Child Healing Workshop , Mandala Workshop, Elemental Rhythms Dance, Sacred Cacao Ceremony, Fire Alchemy Ceremony, Nutritious Food & Ritual teachings in a supporting & nurturing environment.

Delicately peel back layers, identify blocks, Shift Energies, Mindfulness Practice, Collective Consciousness Workshops.
Reawaken your True Self, Share, Reflect, Grow.

Working in groups is such a powerful way of shifting energies and connecting to like-hearted people and everything around us. We combine our expertise to offer you the tools for a perfect balance and connection to body, mind, soul & spirit. 

The new frequencies we are experiencing now need new approaches, and the balance and connection of body, mind and soul is a vital part of this shift, along with taking responsibility for your own reality: Owning your process, your gifts, your talents, reflecting & taking responsibility for your experience.

This truly transformational weekend includes 2 nights Accommodation, All meals & snacks, All workshops & tools.
$498 Book Now!
Workshops start at $60


LOCATION:
Portland Bay Lodge
CONTACT NAME:
Laurelle Jasper   
PHONE:
0409350573
EMAIL:
info@sonicharmony.com.au
WEB:
http://www.sonicharmony.com.au
retreat

ROSE PRUNING DAY
Saturday, June 17, 2017 TRELOAR ROSES PRUNING DAY
216 Princes Hwyt, Bolwarra. Vic.
Pruning & planting demonstrations
'Feeding Your Garden' with Helen from Neutrog
'Tool Talk' with Rachael
Sausage Sizzle & Coffee Van
Rose Specials & Giveaways!


LOCATION:
TRELOAR ROSES DISPLAY GARDEN
CONTACT NAME:
Treloar Roses   
PHONE:
0355292367
EMAIL:
sales@treloarroses.com.au
WEB:
http://www.treloarroses.com.au
Rose Pruning Day

In the Wild/In the city - art exhibition
Saturday, June 17, 2017
to Monday, July 31, 2017

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
The Portland Artist Society presents "In the wild/In the City". Local artists have on display their interpretations of exciting scenes of life in the city or life in the wild, so come into the Julia Street Creative space gallery to view or buy some of these amazing paintings and drawings in this new exhibition.

LOCATION:
Julia Street Creative Space Gallery
CONTACT NAME:
Julia Street Creative Space Gallery   
PHONE:
0355236566
EMAIL:
pas@jscs.org.au
WEB:
http://www.jscs.org.au/pas/

WE'RE GOING ON A BEAR HUNT - LIVE ON STAGE
Saturday, June 17, 2017
11:00 AM - 12:00 NOON
Bearhunt
We’re Going on a Bear Hunt

Garry Ginivan Attractions (Aust) in association with KW & NB Ltd (UK)
Children / Families

Adapted from the picture book written by Michael Rosen and illustrated by Helen
Oxenbury. A wonderful story of a family out for a walk and on the lookout for a growling
bear - they have to march through long swishy grass, wade through thick gloopy mud
and even battle a snow storm before entering a big dark cave where maybe they will
finally spot the glinty wet eyes of a slobbering, gigantic bear winking at them through
the blackness. This mini-musical captures the fun and frolics of a father who is clearly
still a child at heart, his three children including a tiny intrepid bear hunter in the
making – baby is strapped to dad’s back
plus the family dog and of course....a BIG
BROWN CUDDLY BEAR!
Bring along your favourite bear!
WE’RE GOING ON A BEAR HUNT - LIVE ON STAGE!
“charming and fun........
perfect for kids 8 years and under ”
The Melbourne Age
Duration: 55 minutes. No interval
Friday 16 June 10.00am, 11.45am
Saturday 17June 11.00am
Adult: $25
Concession: $20
Family of 4: $70
Under 18s: $15
14 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

Winter Solstice Fun Run
Sunday, June 18, 2017
7:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Fifth running of the Portland Winter Solstice Fun Run which incorporates 3 challenging scenic runs and achievement walks, a carnival finish line with food, music, and a free 1km Kid's Dash.

Portland Runners Club proudly donates $2 per entry to South West Relay-For-Life, with great prizes on offer.


LOCATION:
Start and finish - Ploughed Field, Bentinck Street (opposite hospital)
CONTACT NAME:
Brian Glover   
PHONE:
0355231481
EMAIL:
portlandrunnersclub@hotmail.com
WEB:
http://www.portlandrunnersclub.com.au
Portland Runners Club logo

South West Sport Club Workshop - Effective Club Committee Meetings
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
The workshop will help you understand the elements that make up a Committee meeting and give you tips and ideas for improving your Club Committee meetings.

LOCATION:
Glenelg Council Reception Room, Cliff St, Portland
CONTACT NAME:
Mark Taylor   
PHONE:
0355611689
EMAIL:
mark@southwestsport.com.au
WEB:
https://southwestsport.com.au/effectivemeetings/

CEMA Theatre Group presents CARBON DATING
Thursday, June 22, 2017
to Sunday, June 25, 2017

7:30 PM - 2:00 PM
"Carbon Dating" is an Australian play, by Ron Elisha about mature people on first dates. It's funny, poignant and comes with a "language warning" Thirteen wonderful characters played by local actors. Thursday 22, Fri 23,Sat 24 June at 7.30pm and Sunday 25 June at 2pm.

LOCATION:
Portland Arts Centre
CONTACT NAME:
Jacqui Webb   
PHONE:
0438054676
EMAIL:
jacqkw@outlook.com
WEB:
https://www.trybooking.com/book/
Poster of 5 of the Cast of CARBON DATING

Heywood Rural Health
Friday, June 23, 2017
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Heywood Rural Health 2017 Community Debutante Ball

LOCATION:
Heywood Community Hall
CONTACT NAME:
Linda Sharrock   
PHONE:
0419271685
EMAIL:
LSharrock@swarh.vic.gov.au
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Narrawong History & Local Author Forum
Sunday, June 25, 2017
12:00 NOON - 5:00 PM
Narrawong History & Local Author Forum
Don’t miss this unique and free event presented as part of the Narrawong Kang-o-meerteek - Small Town Transformation project in partnership with Glenelg Libraries.

The Kang-o-meerteek (mountain to sea) public art project, about cultural stories and meeting places in Narrawong was selected to be a part of the Small Town Transformation initiative, a Victorian Government Initiative delivered by Regional Arts Victoria, encouraging communities to embrace a creative vision in their transformation.

A local history panel will start the day, including Gunditjmara man and CEO of Gunditj Mirring Traditional Owners Aboriginal Corporation Damein Bell, Lead Artist of the My Clay aspect of the Kang-o-meerteek project Wal Saunders and local historian Bernard Wallace. Chaired by local Susie Lyons the panel style discussion will explore the vast history of the local Narrawong area.

Following this will be presentations from three outstanding local authors: Ben Langdon, Annie Lanyon and Tony Wright:

Ben will speak about representing regional Victoria in his writing for young adults, as well as the mixing of realism and fantasy. He has lived in Portland and Narrawong for fifteen years, and that experience has informed his writing. Ben will discuss being influenced by distilled elements of experience such as emotions or sense of place, or how he fictionalises community and landscape, making the specific more universal.

Annie will share her research on Kalunggu, one of several young Aboriginal women enslaved by William Dutton during his time at Portland Bay. The talk will trace what we know of her life, from her abduction as a child in South Australia, to her enslavement by Dutton, and what happened to her after he abandoned her.

Tony is the Associate Editor and Special Writer for The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald and has been a journalist since 1970. He will delve back to his great great grandfather's arrival in Portland Bay as a whaler with William Dutton and discuss how he has come to appreciate and tried to gain more of an understanding of the unimaginably long history of indigenous people. Exploring what he, too, considers his home country, and what happened in this area when white settlers arrived.

Sunday 25 June 2017 12.00pm - 5.00pm
Narrawong Mechanics Institute Hall
FREE Event - light refreshments provided
All welcome, no bookings required


LOCATION:
Narrawong Mechanics Institute Hall
WEB:
www.glenelglibraries.vic.gov.au

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