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Sunday, August 19, 2018
  
 
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Events for the month of August 2018
 
The Zoo / The Farm
Monday, January 1, 2018
to Sunday, August 5, 2018

10:00 AM
The Zoo The Farm
The images and objects in this display are connected by the themes of animals, fish, birdlife and the natural world. The display includes items from Council's Cultural Collection and selected items on loan from the Portland Historical Society. Highlights include a 19th century calendar in the shape of a cockatoo; a fur collar made from fox tails; a pull-along toy cow; K.S. Anderson's white elephant; and a 1920s photograph of Bert Vivian in a magnificent rooster costume.

Until 5 August 2018
10am to 12noon & 1pm to 4pm.
(Except Good Friday)

Adult: $3 Concession: $2 School Groups: 50c per student


LOCATION:
History House
WEB:
www.portlandartscentre.com.au

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

Heathmere Football Netball Club Presents Brian Taylor
Wednesday, August 1, 2018 Heathmere Football Netball Club Presents Brian Taylor - former Collingwood and Richmond Champion.
Wednesday 1st August
VIP session 6pm to 7pm
Sportsman Function 7:30pm to 9pm
Heathmere Club Rooms
Cost: VIP Table of 10 $1000
Sportsman Function $50 per person
Full Bar facilities available throughout the night. Sporting Memorabilia Auction.
For more information or bookings please contact Darren Jacobson on 0407 662 301 or Mick Wilson on 0457 337 182 or alternatively email spencers81@bigpond.com


LOCATION:
Heathmere

Community Lunch
Friday, August 3, 2018
12:00 NOON - 2:00 PM
Come and join us for lunch. We meet on the first Friday of each month at the Portland Baptist Church at the corner of New Street and Learmonth Street. Everyone welcome. Lunch comes at no cost. Hope to see you

LOCATION:
Corner of New Street and Learmonth Street
WEB:
http://hwww.portlandbaptist.org.au

Portland Library Grand Reopening
Saturday, August 4, 2018
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Portland Library Grand Reopening
Come and celebrate the community Grand Reopening of the Portland Library on Saturday 4 August between 10am – 4pm. The day will be packed with FREE activities including a photo booth and face painting, giveaways and competitions. There will also be a very special performance by Luke the Magician for the children at 1pm and the Portland Market will be set up outside as well.

Food and drinks will be available to purchase with our local Portland Lions Club members behind the BBQ for lunch and neighbouring business Clock by the Bay on site to satisfy your coffee and sweet cravings.

Don’t miss your chance, come and be a part of the excitement of opening day!


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

Author Event - Shelley Husband - Granny Square Flair - Portland Library
Wednesday, August 8, 2018
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Author Event - Shelley Husband - Granny Square Flair - Portland Library
Join us for a very special Author Event with local crochet designer and teacher Shelley Husband as she launches her beautiful new book Granny Square Flair.

Granny Square Flair was born from Shelley’s joyful exploration of yarn. She loves nothing more than sitting down with some yarn and my hook to design new granny squares and has gathered fifty of her original designs in this book, taking the humble granny square in exciting new directions.

Shelley has crafted most of her life, trying “all of the crafts” over the years. These days, having discovered a natural knack for crochet about six years ago after a break of a few decades, she spends most of her time with a crochet hook in hand.

When not designing crochet, you can find Shelley teaching crochet in workshops around Victoria and beyond. For those who can’t make a workshop in person, she teaches worldwide via her annual Crochet-A-Long projects through her blog and YouTube channel.

Portland Library
Wednesday 8 August

Granny Square Workshop
5.00pm-6.00pm
Limited numbers
Bookings essential, 5522 2265

Crochet experience required: If you can make a traditional granny square you have the skills to join in.
Please bring: 8 ply yarn and a 4mm, 4.5 mm or 5 mm crochet hook.

Author Event
6.00pm - 7.00 pm
Bookings preferred, 5522 2265

FREE Events
Tea/Coffee and Light Supper provided


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

Vivaldi's Violins
Friday, August 10, 2018
7:30 PM
Vivaldis Violins
Melbourne Chamber Orchestra

A humble orphanage in Venice became home to a music academy and orchestra famous throughout Europe. Its young musicians were leading virtuosi of the day and feted well beyond Italy. Their leader was Antonio Vivaldi, who composed hundreds of violin concertos for his charges, including some of the most beloved music of Baroque.

Leading violinist Sophie Rowell joins members of Melbourne Chamber Orchestra for a concert dedicated to some of the most spectacular of these concertos, including concerti for two and four violin and four violin soloists and the dazzling concerto Grosso Mogul.

Adult: $40 Concession: $35 Under 16s/Student: $20 Family: $100
Duration: 2 hours including interval.


LOCATION:
Casterton Town Hall
WEB:
www.portlandartscentre.com.au

Sacred Heart School Casterton Open Day
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
9:00 AM - 12:00 NOON
Sacred Heart School Casterton Open Day

LOCATION:
Sacred Heart School 39 Robertson St, Casterton
CONTACT NAME:
Evan Wrobel   
PHONE:
0355811131
EMAIL:
principal@shcasterton.catholic.edu.au
Sacred Heart School Casterton

Tour of the Great South Coasat #TGSC18
Friday, August 17, 2018
to Sunday, August 19, 2018

12:00 NOON - 2:00 PM
Friday 17 August Stage 4 Heywood to Casterton Road Race 12 noon to 2.30pm
Saturday 18 August Cape Bridgewater Road Race 12 noon to 3pm.
Sunday Portland Criterium, 30 laps of CBD waterfront circuit 12.30 - 1.45pm..


LOCATION:
Heywood, Casterton, Bridgewater, Portland
CONTACT NAME:
John Craven   
PHONE:
0408558469
EMAIL:
info@caribou.net.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

Swing Man
Tuesday, August 21, 2018
7:30 PM
Swing Man
A boogie-woogie midlife crisis

Damian Callinan, renowned character and stand-up comedian, confirms what many had already suspected: he suffers from OTTDS [Over The Top Dance Syndrome].

After years of eschewing partner dancing and cutting up dance floors on his own, he discovers that the only cure is to learn how to Swing Dance.

Swing Man sends Callinan on a journey back to the incidents in his adolescence that set him on his path - a fracas as a Bush Dance, unrequited love at Ballroom Dancing, and the revelation that as a 17 year old he was abducted by Swing-era obsessed aliens who set him an ultimatum to learn how to Swing dance by the time he is 51.

Adult: $35 Concession: $30
Duration: 90 minutes
Warning: mild coarse language and adult content


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

Author Event - Robyn Neilsen - Ricochet - Portland Library
Wednesday, August 22, 2018
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Author Event - Robyn Neilsen, Ricochet - Portland Library
Come and join former local Robyn Neilsen, as she launches her first novel Ricochet.

You could say that the reading of Robyn Davidson’s ‘Tracks’ changed Robyn’s life forever. Up until then she had raised her daughters in Gippsland, completed two Visual Arts degrees, run several 3 Bays Marathons, and spent a bit of time out in the bush or out on the Discovery Bay clifftops whenever she could. But turning forty sent Robyn on a mission. She would ride to Perth on a cheap mountain bike with a sleeping bag and no high-tech gear or knowledge whatsoever.

This book is written as a result of a fateful encounter along the way and the gift of the unexpected that saw Robyn dashing between a derelict hut in the south of France and her home in Australia.

Ricochet is essentially a contemplation of the small miracles and disappointments and the joys and betrayals that we experience each day.

Portland Library
Wednesday 22 August
5.00pm – 6.30pm

FREE event, drinks and light supper included
Bookings preferred, phone 5522 2272


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

Children's Bookweek STEAM Activity - Writer's Corner - Portland Library
Friday, August 24, 2018
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Steam - Term 3 - Glenelg Libraries
STEAM Activities are back for Term 3.

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

Portland Library
Friday 24 August
4.00-4.45pm

Ages 8+ years
Bookings required, phone 5522 2265

Are you a budding author? Come to the Portland library to meet with other kids who love writing, share your ideas and write! Use our inspiration kit to get ideas, or bring your own.

Be it a journal, a poem or a mystery, a story, a comic or an adventure in history.

You Choose!.


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

STEAM Activity - Tinker Tray - Heywood Library
Thursday, August 30, 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

Heywood Library
Thursday 30 August
4.00-4.45pm

Ages 6+ years
Bookings required, phone 5527 0666

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:
Heywood Library
WEB:
www.glenelglibraries.vic.gov.au

STEAM Activity - Tinker Tray - Portland Library
Friday, August 31, 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

Portland Library
Friday 31 August
4.00-4.45pm
Ages 6+ years
Bookings required, phone 5522 2265

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

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