VICTORIA, Great South Coast, Regional Arts Victoria Meet and Greet Sessions

Are you an artist or arts group on the Great South Coast? Are you interested in hearing more about opportunities provided by Regional Arts Victoria?

While Jo Grant, our Creative Arts Facilitator from your area is on long service leave, our Cultural Partnerships Manager, Liz Zito, will be holding Meet and Greet Sessions in Camperdown, Warrnambool, Port Fairy, and Portland. Come along to meet Liz and talk to her about what you are doing in your area.

RSVP: to Lucy Hamilton by email on lhamilton@rav.net.au or phone on (03) 9644 1813 by Friday, 21st of November.

CAMPERDOWN
Sunday 23rd November 2014
Time: 5.30pm – 7.00pm
Venue: Camperdown Court House Gallery, Manifold Street, Camperdown

WARRNAMBOOL
Monday 24th November 2014
Time: 5.30pm – 7.00pm
Venue: The Artery, 224 Timor Street, Warrnambool

PORT FAIRY
Tuesday 25th November 2014
Time: 5.30pm – 7.00pm
Venue: Blarney Books & Art, 37 James Street, Port Fairy

PORTLAND
Wednesday 26th November 2014
Time: 5.30pm – 7.00pm
Venue: Julia Street Creative Space, 19 Julia Street, Portland

We would like to thank all of the regional organisations that are providing support in hosting these Meet and Greet Sessions.

VICTORIA, Kaarimba, The Great Kaarimba Bake Off

EVENT DATE: 16 November 2014

Calling all ‘fans’ of Kaarimba Hall, to witness switching on of our new fans.We are also keen to display the talents of all the cooks in our community, including men, women and children. So contact us for an entry form, get your ovens heated up, and see if you can produce a prize winning cake! Then come along to our grand afternoon tea to try out the entries and see if you agree with the judges. Our local firemen will cook us a BBQ lunch, and organise some children’s games from 12md.

EVENT DETAILS:

Date: Sunday 16 November
Venue: Kaarimba Public Hall
Address: Kaarimba Hall Rd, Kaarimba, 3635
Time: 12pm – 4pm
Entry: $5 entry for adults, under 12 free

ABOUT THE HALL:

Kaarimba Public Hall is a lovely old building that sits on a quiet road intersection in the district of Kaarimba, about 30 kilometers north of Shepparton. Originally built in 1900 and extensively renovated in the 1960’s the hall has been used for numerous purposes over the years. Everything from meetings,concerts, farewells and welcome homes for soldiers, dances, badminton, as a polling booth, and a party venue. This year overhead fans have been installed, and a brand new Fire Station for Kaarimba Brigade has been built on the grounds. The fire station includes a toilet suitable for disabled people, which will be a great asset for hall functions.

VICTORIA, Whitfield, Things of Paint of Wood Exhibition

EVENT DATE: 14 to 16 November 2014Things of Paint and Wood

Things of Paint and Wood has been a cultural enhancement of the La Dolce Vita Italian wine and food event in the King Valley for eight years. Locals Michael Ashby (artist) and John Kunert (woodworker) collaborate to create an exhibition of high quality art and artefacts. John has a commitment to using recycled timber and employs a level of artful and individual design rare in fine woodworking craftspeople. Michael does not restrict himself to one linear exploration of a subject or theme. His work encompasses landscapes, portraits and figures and still lifes. In 2014 Michael had the opportunity to build a working relationship with Marisa Matear, an artist’s model studying theatre skills and practices, whose highly individualised dress style has provided Michael with a wealth of human subject matter in one person. Locals and visitors are most welcome to enjoy this free exhibition and the musicians from 2 pm on Sat.

EVENT DETAILS:

Date: 14 to 16 November 2014
Venue: King Valley Community Memorial Hall
Address: 4892 Wangaratta – Whitfield Road, Whitfield 3733
Time: Fri 14 Nov, 3pm – 7pm, Sat 15 and Sun 16 Nov, 10am – 5pm
Entry: Free
ABOUT THE HALL:

The King Valley Community Memorial Hall was originally the RSL Hall. The Whitfield and district community built, furnished and maintained this building over several decades with no significant assistance from external bodies. It has been a well used community asset for over 50 years. The Hall is a visual reminder of the contribution of returned service men and women to the King Valley and District and to Australia in general. As such, the current use of the Hall by the community is a lasting legacy from previous generations. The Hall is community managed and the Committee is very encouraging of various community events and gatherings to be held in it. The Hall is now well used by diverse groups in the community, including Book Swaps, Tai Chi, CWA meetings and the Things of Paint and Wood annual art exhibition each November.

VICTORIA, Kaarimba, The Great Kaarimba Bake Off

EVENT DATE: 16 November 2014

Calling all ‘fans’ of Kaarimba Hall, to witness switching on of our new fans.We are also keen to display the talents of all the cooks in our community, including men, women and children. So contact us for an entry form, get your ovens heated up, and see if you can produce a prize winning cake! Then come along to our grand afternoon tea to try out the entries and see if you agree with the judges. Our local firemen will cook us a BBQ lunch, and organise some children’s games from 12noon

EVENT DETAILS:

Date: 16 November 2014
Venue: Kaarimba Public Hall
Address: Kaarimba Hall Rd, Kaarimba 3635
Time: 12 noon till 4:00pm
Entry: $5 entry for adults, under 12 free

ABOUT THE HALL:

Kaarimba Public Hall is a lovely old building that sits on a quiet road intersection in the district of Kaarimba, about 30 kilometers north of Shepparton.
Originally built in 1900 and extensively renovated in the 1960’s the hall has been used for numerous purposes over the years. Everything from meetings,concerts, farewells and welcome homes for soldiers, dances, badminton, as a polling booth, and a party venue.
This year overhead fans have been installed, and a brand new Fire Station for Kaarimba Brigade has been built on the grounds. The fire station includes a toilet suitable for disabled people, which will be a great asset for hall functions.

VICTORIA, Arcadia, Arcadia Fire Brigade Garage Sale and Market

EVENT DATE: 30 November 2014

The Arcadia Fire Brigade which is a fully volunteer brigade belonging to CFA District 12 is holding a Garage Sale and Market at the Arcadia Recreation Reserve and Community Hall on Sunday 30th of November 2014 from 9am until 1pm. Entry to the event is by gold coin donation and all monies raised go towards the purchase of a new Ultra Light Tanker for fire fighting.
Stall sizes are 5 x 2 metres and the cost of a stall site is $15.00. Market stalls could include Fresh Produce, Plants, Arts & Crafts, Tools, Clothing, Furniture, Garden Items, Toys and more…. Please contact Ray McManus on 0418 267 261 or Ros Sinclair on 0407 662 773 to book a site.
Arcadia is 24 kilometres South of Shepparton off the Goulburn Valley Highway and is well signposted.
Please come along and support the Fire Brigade to raise money for a new vehicle.

EVENT DETAILS:
Date: Sunday 30th November 2014
Venue: Arcadia Recreation Reserve
Address: Main Road, ARCADIA VIC 3631
Time: 9.00am until 1.00pm
Costs: $15.00 for site

ABOUT THE HALL:

Prior to building the Arcadia Community building, the people of Arcadia held their meetings and their events such as Australia Day celebrations and Christmas Carols by Candle light in the tin shed that was home to the Arcadia Fire Brigade’s Fire Truck. The building was not heated in winter nor cooled in the summer which was at times quite uncomfortable.
In 1994, negotiations were held with to purchase a small area of land in Arcadia that was owned by the Victorian Railways. There had been some houses on part of this land that were occupied by employees of the Railways before the Railway Station was closed down on June 30th 1977.
With the purchase of the land by the Shire of Greater Shepparton Council, Arcadia Progress Association were then able to go ahead and plan for a new meeting place at Arcadia.
The CFA members, local tradesmen and the Community embraced the project whether by cash donations, or in kind labour and on April 19th 1998, the Community Centre was officially opened The new building has been a great asset to the Arcadia Community. Memorial boards are kept there honouring those that were lost in war and photos of early settlers are housed there as well.

VICTORIA, Flinders, Regional Arts Victoria Information Session

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EVENT DATE: Monday, 17th November 2014

Are you an artist or arts group living on the Mornington Peninsula? Are you a teacher or working in a library and looking for arts workshops and experiences in 2015?

As part of Regional Arts Victoria’s annual Home is Where the Hall Is project, Mornington Peninsula Shire Council has invited staff from Regional Arts Victoria to conduct an information session in November about a number of opportunities and avenues for support.

At the information session you will hear about:

  • Regional Arts Victoria
  • Funding opportunities for organisations and individuals
  • The exciting Education and Families program for 2015

This information session will be hosted by The Arts Group Of Flinders Inc. and will provide the opportunity to not only hear what resources and opportunities are available but to meet and network with key Regional Arts Victoria staff, as well as members of other arts and cultural networks in your area.

EVENT DETAILS:

Date
Monday 17th November, 2014
4.30pm – 7.30pm
Supper will be provided

Venue
Flinders Civic Hall
54-56 Cook St
Flinders Victoria 3929

RSVP
Places are limited so please RSVP by Friday 14 November to
Andrea Ebsworth on andrea.ebsworth@mornpen.vic.gov.au or phone: (03) 5950 1716.

Presenters include:

  • Liz Zito – Cultural Partnerships Manager, Regional Arts Victoria
  • Suzi Cordell – Education and Families Manager, Regional Arts Victoria
  • Andrea Ebsworth, Cultural Planner, Libraries, Arts & Culture, Mornington Peninsula Shire

VICTORIA, Mortlake, 117th Annual Rose Show

EVENT DATE: 8 November 2014

St. James’ Anglican Church Mortlake 117th Annual Rose Show Doors open for cake stall and luncheon from 12 noon. Show is open for viewing from 12:30pm to 3:30pm. 2:00pm – official opening and presentation of trophies and prizes, followed by guest speaker. Two course luncheon: $15.00 Afternoon tea: $4.00 Categories include: Roses, Irises, Cut Flowers, Plants in Containers, Handcraft, Floral Design and Junior Section. Schedules are available at the Mortlake Newsagency located at 93 Dunlop Street, Mortlake. Entries close: 10:00am on day of show.

EVENT DETAILS:
Date: Saturday 8th November 2014
Venue: Mortlake Soldiers’Memorial HallMortlake Soldier's Memorial Hall.2
Address: Shaw Street, Mortlake
Time: Doors open at 12noon through to 3.30pm
Entry: Free admission, no bookings required
ABOUT THE HALL:
The Mortlake Soldiers’ Memorial Hall was built in 1869 and was originally the town’s Mechanic’s Institute but was renamed in 1923 as the Soldiers’ Memorial Hall. Today the building has a bluestone core with 1960s foyer, toilets and kitchen, which were added after the original roof blew off.

On the east side, a galvanised shed hides the original steps and cast iron balustrade and lace. The original timber dressing rooms have since been reclad in fibro-cement. There is a plaque dedicated to Thomas Turner Shaw.

The Mortlake Bluestone Precinct buildings date from the 1850s.

The Mortlake History Trail features 22 sites of interest, including the Soldiers’ Memorial Hall (1869), the old Post Office (1864), Courthouse (1864), several churches, the flour mill and a great deal more. The precinct is well worth a visit and trail maps can be picked up from the Mortlake Visitor Information Centre at 108 Dunlop Street.

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