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Events for the month of May 2019
 
National Trust Heritage Festival - St Stephens Church
Saturday, April 20, 2019
to Saturday, May 18, 2019

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
A National Trust Heritage Festival event "St Stephens Church". Victoria's oldest Anglican Church's history stretches back to the town's initial founding in 1834. See this beautiful house of worship, and the role it has played in the town's community. Guided and self-guided tours of the church will be available every Saturday from 20 April to 18 May. Entry fee by donation.

LOCATION:
57 Julia Street, Portland
CONTACT NAME:
Joy Savill   
PHONE:
0427271314
EMAIL:
joysavil1@bigpond.com
St Stephens Church

RSPCA Victoria's Glenelg Cat Desexing Clinic
Monday, April 29, 2019
to Friday, May 3, 2019

7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
RSPCA Desexing Clinics
RSPCA Victoria's mobile cat desexing clinic will be in Portland Victoria from Monday April 29 to Friday May 3, 2019 where our qualified veterinary staff will be desexing cats for the reduced fee of $40 for males and $50 for females.
The fee includes a free microchip (where required).

Bookings are essential. Cats must be in good health and aged between 9 weeks – 10 years old. Vaccinations will also be available for an additional $10.

This offer is available to residents of Glenelg Shire.


LOCATION:
Nelson Park, Portland
CONTACT NAME:
RSPCA Victoria
EMAIL:
lgadmin@rspcavic.org.au
WEB:
https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/

National Trust Heritage Festival 2019 - You Can Bank On It
Wednesday, May 1, 2019
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
National Trust Heritage Festival Event. Join historian Bernard Wallace in this presentation considering Portland's rich banking history over time, including the long wait for a bank to be established, bank building's past and present mergers, closures and some colourful bankers!

LOCATION:
Portland Library
Portland

Administrative Professional Breakfast
Friday, May 3, 2019
7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Join United Way Glenelg and Committee for Portland as we welcome Anthony Ikin to Portland for the Administrative Professional Breakfast.

Employers from all over Portland & district will have the opportunity to say THANK YOU to the men and women who are the backbones of their businesses, giving their administration staff the chance to be inspired and indulged at this annual breakfast.

The Breakfast is an extremely popular event that helps support the wider community; all proceeds go towards the charitable work of United Way Glenelg.


LOCATION:
755 Madeira Packet Rd, Portland VIC 3305
CONTACT NAME:
Nicole Carr   
PHONE:
0410513305
EMAIL:
mail@unitedwayglenelg.com.au
WEB:
http://http://

United Way Glenelg
Friday, May 3, 2019
11:00 AM
Join us at Glenelg Libraries Portland for the Magic of Storytime as Josh Nash, Forest and Fire Operations Officer and firefighter from Forest Fire Management Victoria shares this timeless and touching story of renewal.

A great way to celebrate Earth Day!

Attend this event to receive a free native seedling to plant in your garden.


LOCATION:
Glenelg Libraries Portland
CONTACT NAME:
Nicole Carr    
PHONE:
0410513305
EMAIL:
mail@unitedwayglenelg.com.au
WEB:
http://http://

Community Lunch
Friday, May 3, 2019
12:00 NOON - 2:00 PM
Come and enjoy Lunch at the Baptist Church on the corner of New Street and Learmonth Street. Lunch comes at no cost. We meet every 1st Friday of the Month. The bus stop right outside the door.

LOCATION:
Cnr New and Learmonths street
CONTACT NAME:
Portland Baptist Church   
PHONE:
0355232257
EMAIL:
judy.blake47@gmail.com
WEB:
http://www.portlandbaptistchurch.org.au

Come and try Croquet!
Saturday, May 4, 2019
12:00 NOON - 2:00 PM
This is a great way to learn a bit about croquet...come and join us for some fun on the 4th of May.

LOCATION:
Island Park Casterton
Croquet

Small Business Workshop - Facebook for your Business
Thursday, May 9, 2019
11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Small Business Workshop
Facebook for your business

Everything you need to get started!

Not sure where to start when it comes to creating a social media presence for your business? Considering how social media can best meet your business goals? Not sure how it’s all going to fit into your busy schedule?

Well, get set to take away the basics of what you need to know about Facebook marketing, the resources required to get started and a plan that you can action tomorrow at this essential small business workshop.

Get help to identify your social media goals and
then develop a social media marketing plan aligned to your business goals and the Facebook platform.

Learn how to set up a social media policy, how to respond to negative feedback and begin on a publishing strategy that will give you the best return for your time and budget.

Delivered by an experienced small business social media practitioner, this essential Small Business Victoria workshop is one of many that have helped businesses in Victoria get started for over 10 years.


LOCATION:
Portland Library
CONTACT NAME:
Michelle Mitchell   
PHONE:
0355222158
EMAIL:
mmitchell@glenelg.vic.gov.au
WEB:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/

National Trust Heritage Festival "Pioneer Wagon Shed"
Saturday, May 11, 2019
to Sunday, May 19, 2019

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
A National Trust Heritage Festival Event "Pioneer Wagon Shed". The display includes transport, particularly trucking, as well as timber and dairying. A Trucking Hall Of Fame is located near the shed.

LOCATION:
Hunter Street, Heywood
CONTACT NAME:
Joy Savill   
PHONE:
0427271314
EMAIL:
joysavil1@bigpond.com
Pioneer Wagon Shed

National Trust Heritage Festival - Portland Book Launch "Sealing and Whaling at Portland Bay 1828 to 1868
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
A National Trust Heritage Festival Event. The Portland Launch of "Sealing and Whaling at Portland Bay 1828 to 1868. Presented by Portland Workskils, this publication will be launched in Portland some 150 years after the end of the whaling industry. Written by historian Bernard Wallace, this book considers two key industries from Portland's pioneering year - industries central to the establishment and the survival of the Portland Bay settlement. Free event, no bookings necessary.

LOCATION:
Portland Library
Whaling at Portland Bay

Volunteer Recognition Reception - Portland
Monday, May 20, 2019 Calling all volunteers in the Glenelg Shire, you are invited to help celebrate National Volunteer Week as part of annual recognition events

LOCATION:
Civic Hall, Bentinck Street, Portland
National Volunteers Week

Volunteer Recognition Reception - Heywood
Monday, May 20, 2019 Calling all volunteers in the Glenelg Shire, you are invited to help celebrate National Volunteer Week as part of annual recognition events

LOCATION:
Community Hall, Edgar Street, Heywood

Volunteer Recognition Reception - Nelson
Monday, May 20, 2019
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Calling all volunteers in the Glenelg Shire, you are invited to help celebrate National Volunteer Week as part of annual recognition events

LOCATION:
CFA Shed, North Nelson Road, Nelson
CONTACT NAME:
Kylie Walford   
PHONE:
0355222294
EMAIL:
kwalford@glenelg.vic.gov.au
National Volunteers Week

Volunteer Recognition Reception - Casterton
Monday, May 20, 2019
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Calling all volunteers in the Glenelg Shire, you are invited to help celebrate National Volunteer Week as part of annual recognition events

LOCATION:
Australian Kelpie Centre, Casterton
National Volunteers Week

Plastic Fantastic - 3D Printing Workshop - Portland Library
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Plastic Fantastic - 3D Printing
Join us in Library and Information week for 3D fun! See 3D printing in action and design your own project using the Tinkercad program.

Portland Library
Tuesday 21 May
12.30pm - 1.30pm & 4.00pm - 5.00pm

Casterton Library
Saturday 1 June
11.00am - 12.00pm

FREE program, all ages welcome.

Bookings required, limited places.
Phone Casterton 5554 2444, Portland 5522 2265.


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

Plastic Fantastic - 3D Printing Workshop - Portland Library
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Plastic Fantastic - 3D Printing
Join us in Library and Information week for 3D fun! See 3D printing in action and design your own project using the Tinkercad program.

Portland Library
Tuesday 21 May
12.30pm - 1.30pm & 4.00pm - 5.00pm

Casterton Library
Saturday 1 June
11.00am - 12.00pm

FREE program, all ages welcome.

Bookings required, limited places.
Phone Casterton 5554 2444, Portland 5522 2265.


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

National Simultaneous Storytime 2019 - Portland Library
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
National Simultaneous Storytime 2019
Portland Library
Come and join the rest of the nation as everyone reads the same book at the same time across
Australia!

This year’s fun book is Alpacas with Maracas by Matt Cosgrove.

Portland Library
Wednesday 22 May
11.00am - 12.00pm

FREE program.
No bookings required, all welcome.


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

Author Event - Carolyn Rasmussen, The Blackburns - Portland Library
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Author Event - Carolyn Rasmussen, The Blackburns
Join author Carolyn Rasmussen as she explores the private lives and public ambitions of The Blackburns on Wednesday 22 May at 5.30pm at the Portland Library.

When socialist barrister and aspiring Member of Parliament Maurice Blackburn met Doris Hordern, ardent feminist and campaign secretary to well-known Portland born suffragette Vida Goldstein, neither had marriage in their imagined futures. But they fell in love-with each other as much as with their individual aspirations to change the world for the better.

Theirs would be an exacting partnership as they held one another to the highest ideals. They worked as elected members of parliaments and community activists, influencing conscription laws, benefits for working men and women, atomic bomb tests, civil rights and Indigenous recognition. Together, they shook Australia.

Carolyn completed post-graduate studies in labour history and the peace movement at the University of Melbourne where she is currently an Honorary Fellow. Her work as a public historian since 1985 has ranged over the history of Victorian public institutions, the history of science and technology, education history, the involvement of women in all of the above, and biography. She is a member of the National Editorial Board of the Australian Dictionary of Biography and chair of the Victorian Working Party. She has published numerous works with her most recent book being Shifting the Boundaries: The University of Melbourne 1975-2015.

Portland Library
Wednesday 22 May 2019
5.30pm – 6.30pm

FREE event, light refreshment provided
Bookings preferred, phone 5522 2265


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

Readers Feast 2019
Saturday, May 25, 2019
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Readers Feast 2019
A feast for booklovers everywhere! This special event has something for everyone.

All Day - Mega Book Sale
Browse through the 100’s of second-hand library items available or maybe just grab a mystery bag to take home.

11.00am & 2.00pm - Bookcraft Demonstrations
Learn how to make Paper Star decorations and a Vase and Flowers.

12.00pm - Under the Radar
A presentation revealing those titles that may have slipped ‘under the radar’ but are reading opportunities not to be missed.

1.00pm - Readers Panel
A discussion panel featuring some of your favourite
local personalities giving us insights into their reading habits and most loved books.

All Day - Children’s Scavenger Hunt
Follow the trail to find the clues and crack our Scavenger Hunt code.

FREE event.
Food and drink available for purchase.

All welcome to attend!


LOCATION:
Portland Drill Hall
WEB:
www.glenelglibraries.vic.gov.au

National Reconciliation Week Lunch
Wednesday, May 29, 2019
12:00 NOON - 1:30 PM
National Reconciliation Week Lunch with Wellways and Dhauwurd-Wurrung Elderly & Community Health Service (DWECH) @ 12pm
Free and open to all the community RSVP by 24th May


LOCATION:
18 Wellington Road, Portland
CONTACT NAME:
Frank Mikhail (Wellways)   
PHONE:
0355603079
EMAIL:
fmikhail@wellways.org
WEB:
https://www.wellways.org/

NRW Community Celebration Event
Friday, May 31, 2019
11:00 AM - 1:30 AM
This year, we invite community members in the Glenelg Shire to celebrate National Reconciliation Week at our Community Event at the Portland Civic Hall.

The event will feature a traditional Aboriginal Smoking ceremony, performance by Winda-Mara dancers, student speeches and special guest speaker Peter Robinson, Melbourne Storm past Player and current Player Development Officer.

Entertainment and a light lunch to follow.


LOCATION:
Civic Hall, Portland
CONTACT NAME:
Jane Ruge   
PHONE:
0355222190
EMAIL:
jruge@glenelg.vic.gov.au
Past Melbourne Storm Player, Peter Robinson will be the guest speaker.

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