Victoria, Elmore, Elmore Community Crafternoon

EVENT DATE:  Sunday 8 November 2015ElmoreCommunityCrafternoon

The Elmore Community Crafternoon aims to bring community members together at a social event with craft as a focus. Participants don’t need to be crafty to attend! Opportunities will be made for community members of all ages and skills to show their work, engage in mini-workshops (with one designed especially for children) and contribute to the construction of community bunting which will be displayed for the first time during the Christmas Festival. Participants are encouraged to bring along a craft project they’re working on and a plate of afternoon tea to share. Tea and coffee will be provided.

EVENT DETAILS:

Date: Sunday 8 November 2015
Venue: Elmore Memorial Hall
Address: Hervey Street, Elmore
Time: 1.30pm-3.30pm
Entry: Free
ABOUT THE HALL:

The Elmore Memorial Hall stands proudly within The Elmore Hall Complex made up of the Memorial Hall, Athenaeum Hall, Supper Room and Kitchen. The Complex commenced on the site in 1866 with the erection of the first government school, The Elmore Common School, which is now the kitchen. In 1920 it was proposed to build a Memorial to the local service men of World War 1 and to provide work for returned service men. The design of the Memorial Hall is unique as it is built of reinforced concrete mixed on site by hand to combat cracking which occurs in brick buildings in this area. Inside, a projector box was built in the front in a second storey. This was forward thinking as movies were, at this time, in their infancy. The hall was used as a picture theatre until the advent of television. The hall complex is used for various community functions, including weddings, funerals, dances, balls, and by school, musical and theatre groups. It is interesting to note that The Elmore Hall Complex now has three generations of halls, all on their original sites and all still operating.

Mikelango’s Cave Waits Cohen touring regional halls

Regional Arts Victoria is touring Mikelangelo’s Cave Waits Cohen to regional halls this November for Home is Where the Hall is.

Only a powerhouse like Mikelangelo could pull off this iconic vocal trifecta. Nick Cave, Tom Waits and Leonard Cohen stole his heart and soul as a young man, and now he delivers a stirring homage to these men who set him on his musical path. With his deep, deep baritone, the charismatic Mikelangelo delivers this stunning solo show with masterful skill and power. A highly entertaining and engaging personality on stage and off, he brings together a brilliant collection of songs, sprinkling them with personal stories and intriguing anecdotes and showing off his myriad talents as a multi-instrumentalist.

Mikelangelo has toured the world to great acclaim and we are thrilled to bring his vocal talent to regional Victoria. The crooner will perform in Charlton, Stratford, Narbethong and Cheshunt.

Keep an eye out for the dates and venues being added below:

Saturday 7 November
The Rex, Charlton

Friday 13 November
Narbethong Community Hall

Saturday 14 November
Stratford Courthouse

Friday 20 November
Cheshunt Hall

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.

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