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Friday, December 14, 2018
  
 
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Events for the month of December 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

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

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

Portland Illustrated Exhibition
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
to Thursday, January 24, 2019

PortlandIllustrated
This exhibition brings together the historic and contemporary from the Cultural Collection in a diverse collection of imagery with the town of Portland as the central theme. Included are historic maps, building plans, illustrations and selected photographs along with contemporary paintings and works on paper.

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

Dartmoor Show
Saturday, December 1, 2018
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Small country agricultural show featuring horse events, flower show, pet show and sporting clay shoot. Display of school children's work. Lucky gate prize, raffle food available. $5 entry.

LOCATION:
Mumbannar Recreation Reserve
CONTACT NAME:
Wendy Dowling   
PHONE:
0417281391
EMAIL:
dowlingins@bigpond.com

25th Heywood to Portland Toy Run
Saturday, December 1, 2018
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
The Toy Run is held the first Saturday in December. All licenced riders with registered motorcycles are invited to be a part of the annual ride.The route is to be taken under a police escort through Portland and ending on the foreshore. Departing Heywood at 10:30am and regrouping before riding through Portland.

LOCATION:
Portland
CONTACT NAME:
David Upton   
PHONE:
0407877833
EMAIL:
uppy53@gmail.com

Plastic Fantastic - 3D Printing Workshop - Casterton Library
Saturday, December 1, 2018
12:00 NOON - 1:00 PM
Plastic Fantastic Phone Holders
Click and create your own project with our new 3D printers.

Design your own mobile phone holder with our easy to use software and discover the possibilities of 3D printing.

Casterton Library
Saturday 1 December
12.00pm - 1.00pm

Portland Library
Saturday 8 December
2.00pm - 3.30pm

FREE workshop, limited places
Bookings required, phone 5522 2265



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

Bahgallah Memorial Hall Christmas Party
Saturday, December 1, 2018
6:30 PM
Bahgallah Memorial Hall Committee Inc Invites
Residents & “Friends of Bahgallah”
to a Community
CHRISTMAS PARTY
Includes Indoor Bowls presentations
Saturday 1st December
from 6.30pm at Hall
BYO Drinks & glass.
Meal $10.
RSVP ESSENTIAL:(for catering) asap


LOCATION:
Bahgallah Memorial Hall

Sandford Christmas Market
Sunday, December 2, 2018
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Friends of the Community Christmas Market


LOCATION:
Sandford Football Reserve
WEB:
https://www.facebook.com/FriendsoftheCommunityMarket/
Friends fo the Community Market

Friends of the Community Christmas Market
Sunday, December 2, 2018
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
HO! HO! HO! 🎅🤶
The FRIENDS OF THE COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS MARKET is not that far away!! 🎄🎁🎄🎁
Which also means Christmas Day is getting ever so much closer too!!

Come browse the stalls and find that special Christmas present. You never know what you might find! 🙂

Please contact Mark (03) 5581 1835 or Kerrie on 041 246 811 or email us on Tallangower2@gmail.com or message us on our Facebook page


LOCATION:
Sandford Football Ground, Sandford Reserve Rd. Sandford, Vic. 3312
WEB:
http://www.facebook.com/FriendsoftheCommunityMarket

Port of Portland Corkscrew Observatory Opening
Sunday, December 2, 2018
10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
The community is invited to attend Port of Portland's opening of the new corkscrew observatory.

Book your ticket for a seat on a bus to gain access to the corkscrew.

Tickets are still available via Eventbrite or can be booked in person at the Port of Portland Office.
https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/public-opening-of-the-new-corkscrew-observatory-tickets-49078721778

Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to visit one of Portland’s iconic landmarks.

Booking inquiries should be directed to the Event Coordinator on (03) 5525 0900.

This event is weather dependent - Port of Portland reserves the right to postpone/cancel this event due to inclement weather.


LOCATION:
Buses will depart from the Portland Visitor Information Centre. Please arrive 10 minutes prior to your designated bus departure time.
WEB:
http://www.portofportland.com.au/community.html
Corkscrew Observatory Public Opening Flyer

Christmas Crafternoon Workshop - Casterton
Tuesday, December 4, 2018
10:30 AM - 12:00 NOON
Christmas Crafternoon Workshops
Glenelg Libraries is at home and on the road with a Christmas themed edition of our popular Crafternoon program.

Join us at one of our community events and create a beautiful Gingerbread House Christmas ornament and paper bauble.

Dartmoor Lions Club Hall
Wednesday 21 November
10.30am – 12.00pm

Merino Store
Wednesday 28 November
10.30am – 12.00pm

Casterton Church of England Hall
Tuesday 4 December
10.30am – 12.00pm

Portland Library
Wednesday 12 December
5.30pm – 7.00pm

FREE event, light refreshments
All materials supplied
Bookings required, phone 5522 2265


LOCATION:
Casterton Church of England Hall
WEB:
www.glenelglibraries.vic.gov.au

Christmas Belle
Wednesday, December 5, 2018
to Thursday, December 6, 2018

10:30 AM
Christmas Belle
Starring Gina Hogan

There's no better way to herald in the Christmas season than sharing part of your day with the fabulous Gina Hogan.

Sit back and enjoy as Gina captures the true essence of Christmas, singing some of the most loved and well known carols, along with a few of her favourite Christmas songs that are sure to to be showstoppers.

So come along and embrace the spirit of Christmas and don't forget to pack your Christmas hat and singing voice!!

Wednesday 5 December, 10:30am - Portland Arts Centre
Thursday 6 December, 10:30am - Casterton Town Hall

All tickets $20
Duration: 75 minutes


LOCATION:
Portland Arts Centre & Casterton Town Hall
WEB:
www.portlandartscentre.com.au

Summer Reading Club Launch 2018 - Portland Library
Thursday, December 6, 2018
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Summer Reading Club Launch 2018
Kids it’s nearly summer and that means that The Summer Reading Club (SRC) is back! The theme for SRC 2018 is ‘Curious Creatures.’

From real creatures to the imagined, actual to mythological, microscopic to megafauna and all Animalia in between, this summer, children and young people will be encouraged to explore and connect with a curiosity for creatures.

Glenelg Libraries will be hosting the Summer Reading Club again this year throughout December and January. Children and young people are invited to sign up for the program at their local Glenelg Library branch to receive reading lists, activities and prize opportunities.

Come along to our launch, get your starter kit, pick a book to start you off from our special display and enjoy some afternoon tea.

Portland Library
Thursday 6 December
4.00pm - 5.00pm

FREE event, all welcome
No bookings required


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

Community Lunch
Friday, December 7, 2018
12:00 NOON - 2:00 PM
We will end the year with a Christmas Lunch together. We meet every first Friday of the Month enjoying good food and good company

LOCATION:
Cnr New and Learmonths street
WEB:
http://portlandbaptist.org.au

Adulting 101: How to get your First Job
Friday, December 7, 2018
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Adulting 101: How to get your First Job
Session 1: Knowing your strengths – Identifying your skills and personal qualities to develop a resume

Portland Library
Friday 30 November
4.00pm – 5.00pm

Session 2: Putting your best foot forward – Making the first step and promoting yourself for work

Portland Library
Friday 7 December
4.00pm – 5.00pm

FREE workshops, Ages 15-19 years
Bookings required, phone 5522 2265

Would you love to earn your own money?
Thinking about getting a job?...maybe even your first job?
We might be able to help you!

Glenelg Libraries and Portland Workskills are coming together to help you make that start, offering two FREE sessions with information and resources on the how to’s of getting your first job.

Participants will be given a free USB loaded with resume and cover letter examples, templates and job search tips.


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

Heathmere Football Netball Club AGM & Christmas Party
Friday, December 7, 2018
6:00 PM
Heathmere Football Netball Club AGM & Christmas Party
6pm start
7pm AGM
Bbq supplied please bring a salad to share.
Santa Visit. Please bring a wrapped and clearly named present to the value of $10 per child. RSVP to Emma Spencer 0438733551.


LOCATION:
Heathmere Football Netball Club
CONTACT NAME:
Emma Spencer   
PHONE:
0438733551
EMAIL:
secretary@heathmerefnc.com.au

Christmas Trivia Night
Friday, December 7, 2018
6:00 PM
The Bert Tober Portland Community Medical Trust is proud to host a Christmas Trivia Night at the Portland Football Netball Cricket Club.

LOCATION:
Portland
Trivia

Dartmoor Market
Saturday, December 8, 2018
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Dartmoor Community Market
Arts, crafts and produce held in the Dartmoor Museum. New stall holders welcome - no stall fee


LOCATION:
Dartmoor Museum
CONTACT NAME:
Noelle Hendricks   
PHONE:
0419505632
EMAIL:
nohend@gmail.com

Community Christmas Lunch
Saturday, December 8, 2018
12:00 NOON - 2:00 PM
Come and enjoy Lunch with us. Lunch will be served with a Christmas Theme. So come and enjoy good food and good company. We meet at the Portland Baptist Church Corner of New St and Learmonth St. The bus stops right outside

LOCATION:
Cnr New and Learmonths street
WEB:
http://pportlandbaptist.org.au

Plastic Fantastic - 3D Printing Workshop - Portland Library
Saturday, December 8, 2018
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Plastic Fantastic Phone Holders
Click and create your own project with our new 3D printers.

Design your own mobile phone holder with our easy to use software and discover the possibilities of 3D printing.

Casterton Library
Saturday 1 December
12.00pm - 1.00pm

Portland Library
Saturday 8 December
2.00pm - 3.30pm

FREE workshop, limited places
Bookings required, phone 5522 2265


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

Southern 500 Speedway
Saturday, December 8, 2018
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Featuring limited sportsman and junior S500 Cup. Support: production sedans, classic hotrods, standard saloons. Family event, fully catered canteen, bar available. No BYO. Adults $15, Concession $10, Children $8, Family $35

LOCATION:
1033 Princes Hwy
CONTACT NAME:
Zoe Calderwood   
PHONE:
0456145228
EMAIL:
southern500speedway@outlook.com
WEB:
http://www.southern500speedway.com/

Heywood Golf Club Volkswagen Scramble
Sunday, December 9, 2018
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Organise a team for a day of amateur golf at the Heywood Mixed Volkswagen Scramble. Lunch, afternoon tea and 6 Callaway Golf balls included for every player.

LOCATION:
Heywood Golf Club
WEB:
https://www.vwscramble.com.au/event

Heywood Golf Club Volkswagen Scramble
Sunday, December 9, 2018
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Organise your teams for a day of amateur golf at the Heywood Mixed Volkswagen Scramble. Lunch, afternoon tea and 6 Callaway golf balls included for every player.

LOCATION:
Heywood
CONTACT NAME:
Wendy Rogers   
PHONE:
0355271391
EMAIL:
wendym_60@hotmail.com
WEB:
http://www.heywoodgolfclub.com.au/

Community Christmas Carols
Sunday, December 9, 2018
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Portland and Heywood Ministers Association Community Carols on the Portland Foreshore.

LOCATION:
Portland Foreshore
CONTACT NAME:
Rev Fr Gregory Tait   
PHONE:
0475512530
EMAIL:
greg.tait@ballarat.catholic.org.au

Christmas Crafternoon Workshop - Portland
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Christmas Crafternoon Workshops
Glenelg Libraries is at home and on the road with a Christmas themed edition of our popular Crafternoon program.

Join us at one of our community events and create a beautiful Gingerbread House Christmas ornament and paper bauble.

Dartmoor Lions Club Hall
Wednesday 21 November
10.30am – 12.00pm

Merino Store
Wednesday 28 November
10.30am – 12.00pm

Casterton Church of England Hall
Tuesday 4 December
10.30am – 12.00pm

Portland Library
Wednesday 12 December
5.30pm – 7.00pm

FREE event, light refreshments
All materials supplied
Bookings required, phone 5522 2265


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

Portland Blue Light Disco
Friday, December 14, 2018
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
A great night of fun for kids aged 9 to 14. Supervised by the Police, this is a great event full of music and dancing.

LOCATION:
Portland Civic Hall
CONTACT NAME:
Portland Police   
PHONE:
0355221500
EMAIL:
PORTLAND.UNI@police.vic.gov.au

The Salvation Army Portland's Foreshore Family BBQ
Sunday, December 16, 2018
11:30 AM
The Salvation Army Portland is hosting a festive family barbecue from 11.30am on Sunday, December 16, on the Portland foreshore. All welcome.



LOCATION:
Portland Foreshore
WEB:
http://salvos.org.au
The Salvos invite residents to share in the Christmas spirit

Heywood's Christmas on the Town Green
Friday, December 21, 2018
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Celebrate the Christmas spirit at the Heywood Town Green, with children’s amusements, live music and food and drink stalls.

LOCATION:
Heywood Town Green

Christmas Eve on the Foreshore
Monday, December 24, 2018
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Christmas Eve
Families are invited to celebrate the exciting hours before Christmas and catch a final glimpse of Santa at the Portland Foreshore for a night of fun family entertainment.

A traditional favourite, Christmas Eve on the Foreshore will provide a night of Christmas music, food and laughter against the stunning backdrop of the Portland harbour from 5:30pm to 9pm.

Get settled for a night of live music, with a variety of musical acts such as Since Tuesday and Rose Collins singing your favourite Christmas classics and their own unique spin on some favourite festive songs.

Children will be entertained all night long with an array of amusement rides and best of all, the jolly red man will be making a special appearance on the night to spread the festive cheer with families. Santa Claus will arrive in fashion on a red fire truck, ready to make one final appearance before setting off to begin his Christmas deliveries throughout the shire.


LOCATION:
Portland Foreshore

Portland Sailing School Holiday Program: 'TACKERS 1'
Friday, December 28, 2018
to Sunday, December 30, 2018

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Portland Yacht club is hosting a 3 day kids sailing program for 7 to 12 year olds. With all equipment supplied and Australian Sailing qualified instructors. Kids starting with no sailing skills will gain practical skills graduating to be able to confidently sail a dinghy independently. Course Cost $295


LOCATION:
Portland Yacht Club, Portland Foreshore
CONTACT NAME:
Jen Johns   
PHONE:
0417345440
EMAIL:
pycportland@gmail.com
WEB:
http://theboatshed.net.au/portland
Tackers

Tackers School Holiday Program
Friday, December 28, 2018
9:00 AM - 4:00 AM
The Portland Yacht Club will again be hosting the Tackers School Holiday program, in conjunction with the Boatshed, Albert Park over the Christmas holidays. Australian Sailing qualified instructors will travel from Melbourne, bringing the 'Opti' boats and equipment to Portland.

LOCATION:
Portland Foreshore
CONTACT NAME:
Jen Johns   
PHONE:
0417345440
EMAIL:
pycportland@gmail.com
WEB:
https://theboatshed.net.au/portland/

Portland New Year's Eve on the Foreshore
Monday, December 31, 2018
to Tuesday, January 1, 2019

5:00 PM - 1:00 AM
NYE
Celebrate the New Year in style at the biggest street party in regional Victoria!

The iconic Portland’s New Year’s Eve on the Foreshore event will once again headline the busy festive season, boasting an impressive line-up of entertainment including popular rock band The Go Set, Hamilton based band and crowd favourite The Settlement and local artist DJ Chegs.

New Year’s Eve on the Foreshore will also offer free family friendly entertainment, with children’s amusements from 5pm and a spectacular firework display at both 10 o’clock and midnight over the Portland harbour.

The New Year’s Eve event will take place on 31st December 2018 from 5pm and will continue through to 1am.

LIVE ENTERTAINMENT LIST
Ron the Clown
DJ Chegs
The Settlement
The Go Set

Come and celebrate the start of a new year at the Portland Foreshore!


LOCATION:
Portland Foreshore

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