Victoria, Stanley, Botanial Treasures Exhibition

EVENT DATE: From 1 November, continuing to end of January 2017

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Botanical Treasures: Illustrations and Text from the collection at the Stanley Athenaeum showcases a selection of books from the collection that reflect the community’s continued interest in botany and plants from all over the world, a global fascination with plants from the New World, and a fascination with the unusual.

EVENT DETAILS
Date: From 1 November, continuing to end of January 2017
Venue: Stanley Athenaeum
Address: Main Street, Stanley
Time: 10.00am-12.30pm every Friday
Entry: Gold coin donation

ABOUT THE HALL
Following the rush for gold at the Nine Mile a Public Room was built by public subscription in 1856 and opened in 1857 at the height of the gold rush at the Nine Mile (now known as Stanley). A meeting at the Public Room in 1863 elected a committee of ten men to establish a library and a librarian was appointed. This earlier wooden building was destroyed by fire in the late 1860’s and the present brick building replaced it on the same site and was opened 1874. It is believed much of the book collection was salvaged from this fire. In 1891 an additional building was added to the rear of the Main Room, this is the building as it exists today.
From 1863 until the 1970s the Stanley Athenaeum was a lending library and now houses a collection of historic books, the Geoff Craig Local History collection and community archives that are available for reading and research. The Friends of the Athenaeum hold regular temporary exhibitions informed by the collection the Athenaeum continues to have a vital role as the centre of many Stanley community events. It is a small venue and has been a regular meeting place for community groups over the years, including the the Country Women’s Association, Stanley New Year’s Day Committee, Red Cross and CFA. Currently it is used regularly by Stanley Recreation Reserve Committee, Stanley Cemetery Trust , Stanley LandCare, Stanley Artists and the Stanley Hall and Athenaeum Committee. It has always been a meeting place for small social functions, fundraising events, exhibitions and public meetings.

Victoria, Heyfield, Girls Night Out – Movie – Embrace

EVENT DATE: Friday 18 November 2016

The movie ‘Embrace’ and following workshops, one specifically for teenagers, a wholefood demonstration how to make healthy snacks and smoothies. Followed by a delicious supper. Parents who want to check suitability for daughters can check the parents’ guide to embrace.
Proceeds from the night will be used to fund a free teen girls day retreat open to all girls aged between 12 to 17

EVENT DETAILS
Date: Friday 18 November 2016
Venue: Heyfield War Memorial Hall
Address: 38 MacFarlane St, Heyfield
Time: 6.30pm
Entry: $30
Bookings required: Via Eventbrite or call Wendy on 0439451892

ABOUT THE HALL
In 2016 we celebrated our 60th year with the Australia Day dance. Over the years Film night were regularly held, basketball was played in the main hall, the Layland brothers were a hit showing their travel films. Dances and Balls were always popular. In recent times the focus has changed to exercise classes weekly, school concerts, large funerals as the venue will hold 600 people, conferences, artistic displays, music concerts and Weddings just to name a few. Last financial year we recorded 8632 used the venue. Not bad for a small timber town.

Visit the Heyfield Memorial Hall page.

Victoria, Merrijig, Merrijig Firey Ball

EVENT DATE: Saturday 12 November 2016

Fund-raising event for the Merrijig Public Hall & CFA.
Supper & bar are provided.
Wear something ‘fiery’.

EVENT DETAILS
Date: Saturday 12 November 2016
Venue: Merrijig Public Hall
Address: Cnr Mt Buller Rd & Alpha St Merrijig
Time: 7.30pm
Entry: $25 (tickets at the door)

ABOUT THE HALL
The Merrijig Public Hall was built in the 1930s by the Mountain Cattleman & their families as a place to socialize in the small township.
It has been used for many events over the years & is still a place to get together for the locals, with regular exercise & sewing groups, private & community functions & local school activities.
It is also a registered Safer Neighbourhood place in the event of bush fires & is used as a base for Search & Rescue in the area.

Visit the Merrijig Public Hall page.

Victoria, Kaarimba Hall, Great Kaarimba Bake-Off/CFA Open Day

EVENT DATE: Sunday 27 November 2016

Join our local firemen for a BBQ lunch, then show us how well you can bake by entering our 6th ‘Great Kaarimba Bakeoff’! Sections for men, women and children, and everyone gets to sample the entries for afternoon tea. Also featuring a display of interesting, pretty or special aprons. Just bring your apron along on the day. A fun social gathering where everyone is welcome.

Bake off SECTIONS

  1. Men only scones
  2. Men only chocolate cake, iced and/or decorated (new perpetual trophy for the winner!!)
  3. Ladies only sponge, iced and/or decorated
  4. Ladies only high tea sandwiches, equivalent of 2 rounds
  5. Open, any variety of cake
  6. Open, 6 pieces of any slice
  7. Children under 12, 4 decorated cup cakes
  8. Children under 12, 4 decorated biscuits (not necessarily homemade)

Please deliver your bake off entries to the hall by 12.30 for judging.

Bake off entries will be used for afternoon tea.

We are seeking aprons to have on display, please bring your favourite one along.

For further information contact Gail on 58269488

EVENT DETAILS
Date: Sunday 27 November 2016
Venue: Kaarimba Hall
Address: Kaarimba Hall Rd, Kaarimba 3635
Time: 12.00pm
Entry: $5 (preschoolers free). Includes lunch, lucky gate ticket, and a grand afternoon tea.

ABOUT THE HALL
Kaarimba Hall is a lovely old historic building in the farming district of Kaarimba, 30 Km north of Shepparton. Built in 1900, it has been used for all types of social and sporting functions for 116 years and is still available for hire for parties, badminton or other functions.

Visit the Kaarimba Hall page.

Victoria, Mollongghip, Mollongghip Poetry Slam

EVENT DATE: Saturday 12 November 2016

The Mollongghip Poetry Slam is aimed at locals and amateurs. It’s about story-telling and letting it all out, and garners an enthusiastic audience of up to 100. A heart-warming event in its 11th year, it’s far-from-serious. Judges score and comment wearing floral hats, although at least one ‘outsider’ judge has to have a background in literature or poetry. All poems must be original and contain the theme words for that particular year. In 2016, the words each poem must contain are “a fork in the road.” Poems are read from the stage for a strictly enforced time limit of 2 minutes. We run a bar selling wine and beer, and the night ends with supper. Everyone is expected to bring a ‘plate’.

EVENT DETAILS
Date: Saturday 12 November
Venue: Mollongghip Community Hall
Address: 521 Mollongghip-Dean Rd, Mollongghip 3352
Time: 7.00pm-11.00pm
Entry: $10

ABOUT THE HALL
Set among rich green paddocks in the 700 metre high, hidden valley of Mollongghip, the small wooden hall was built by farmers in 1903. Apart from a CFA shed, it’s the only community facility in this strung out hamlet. Owned and still managed by locals, the hall is much loved and retains its original character, despite being recently refurbished and a modest kitchen installed. The committee runs a series of events year round from a Progressive Dinner, which involves a walk to the top of surrounding hill, then back to the hall for dinner; a harvest festival; community feast and fund-raising auction; concerts and plays; and the Poetry Slam.

Visit the Mollongghip Community Hall page.

Victoria, Dunolly Arts Hub, Dunolly & District Neighbourhood Centre Annual Arts & Craft Show 2016

EVENT DATE: Saturday 12 & Sunday 13 November 2016

A community based annual arts & crafts show, with 12 categories, devonshire tea available, open all weekend with all artworks for sale.

EVENT DETAILS
Date: Saturday 12 & Sunday 13 November 2016
Venue: Dunolly Arts Hub
Address: Corner of Alice & Thompson St, Dunolly
Time: Saturday 12.00pm-4.00pm, Sunday 10.00am-4.00pm
Entry: Gold coin donation

ABOUT THE HALL
Set amongst the tall gums, this timber hall started life back in 1956, it’s opening was part of the 1956 Back to Dunolly Festival. The building was a Scout Hall for many years and then a Woodworkers Club. The Dunolly Neighbourhood Centre acquired the building from the local council in March 2016 for a new home for the local art group, with $6,000 in grants the building was completely renovated, all the work has been done by volunteers. The annual art show will be our first official event and we look forward to many more.

Visit the Dunolly Arts Hub page.

Victoria, Tetoora Road Community Centre, Family Dance

EVENT DATE: Saturday 12 November 2016

Our family dance follows the tradition of dances at the Tetoora Road Hall in the past where they are scheduled to co-incide as closely as possible with the full moon to assist with the journey home. Our first session (prior to supper) is child friendly with a variety of fun and energetic dances. After supper (please bring a plate) the children settle in for a movie in the supper room while the adults are taught some ballroom dances by experienced dancers. Our event is strictly non alcoholic to ensure a fun time is enjoyed by all.

EVENT DETAILS
Date: Saturday 12 November 2016
Venue: Tetoora Road Community Centre
Address: 2575 Warragul Korumburra Road
Time: 7.00pm-11.00pm
Cost: Free

ABOUT THE HALL
Our hall was first built in 1922 to encourage activities in the area of Tetoora Road, a locality about 16 km south of Warragul. It was co-located with the local Tetoora Road primary school to ensure maximum usaged. It has been used for various activities since that time, as a Sunday School, as a venue for church services, post war dances, various meetings and social events. In the past 5 years it has had a resurgence with a monthly “Connecting Kids in the Community” board games afternoon, our monthly family dances that co-incide with the full moon to assist with the journey home. We have weekly yoga classes and walking club, and various ad hoc meetings and external hires. We have recently received funding from the Baw Baw Shire and state government to refurbish the ceiling and we are currently improving the walls. Next project will be refurbishing the floor and arranging heating in the main part of the hall. The meeting room/kitchen area had a complete makeover in the late 1990s, including the addition of heating, and makes an excellent meeting room, cooking class venue and yoga studio.

Visit the Tetoora Road Community Centre page.

A statewide initiative by Regional Arts Victoria