VICTORIA, Badger Creek, BADGER CREEK HALL OPEN DAY

EVENT DATE: Saturday 25 November 2017

Hall facilities open for inspection with a photographic exhibition. Also our Great War Honour Board and it’s accompanying explanatory book of Badger Creek & District soldiers from WW1. Afternoon Tea served at 2 pm

EVENT DETAILS
Date: Saturday 25 November 2017
Venue: Badger Creek Hall
Address: 358 Badger Creek Road, Badger Creek
Time: 1.00pm-3.30pm
Entry: Free

ABOUT THE HALL
Built in a day in 1924, Badger Creek Hall (aka Mullett Hall) has offered it’s facilities for the community of Badger Creek. On the day it was built, early photography captured the event to be played utilizing glass slides at the same day’s evening film at nearby Healesville Memorial Hall. Over the years Badger Creek Hall has been used for a variety of uses: dances, concerts, art exhibitions, craft of all types, spinning & weaving, weddings, funerals, birthday parties of all ages, sales of various good, annual garage sales, table tennis, badminton, etc. At the opening ceremony it was stated that Badger Creek Hall will be a “place where people meet”! In 2017 our resident Badger Creek Mens Shed group initiated a community Pop-Up Library – please bring a book & take a book! Find out more on the Badger Creek Hall website.

Visit the Badger Creek Hall page.

SOUTH AUSTRALIA, THE CHAMBERS, TWILIGHT TASTINGS

EVENT DATE:  Friday 24 November 2017

Twilight Tastings is a celebration of local hospitality and community. Nestled in the gardens of the Chambers, we offer a family friendly evening of live music, entertainment for the children, samplings of delicious local foods, wine and craft beers from nearby Langhorne Creek, open wood fires, gift stalls and more. Watch the sunset over Lake Albert and enjoy the hospitality of Coorong Cottage Industries.

EVENT DETAILS
Date: Friday 24 November 2017
Venue: The Chambers
Address: 14 Princes Highway, Meningie SA
Time: 5PM – 9PM
Entry: Free

ABOUT THE HALL
For almost 20 years, the Meningie Town Hall has been home to Coorong Cottage Industries, a community cooperative that aims to promote traditional art, crafts and produce.
The building now known as ‘The Chambers’ began its life way back in 1889 as the Town Hall and Meningie Council Chambers. If the walls could talk you would hear stories of town meetings and school concerts, Saturday night dances and picture shows, weddings and court hearings, table tennis competitions and strawberry fetes. It housed library books and honour rolls dedicated to war heroes.
These days you can enjoy the well-kept gardens and beautifully restored building every day except Christmas day. You can be inspired by stunning quilts, delicious locally produced jams, pickles and baked goods, collectables and curios, timberwork and much more.
Meningie, with its population of approximately 900 is situated on the shore of Lake Albert and just a stone throw from the iconic Coorong National Park. Think lazy days fishing, sunsets over the water, bird watching and country hospitality…….

Phone: 85751770

Visit The Chambers hall page.

VICTORIA, Archies Creek, Neil Young Tribute

Local Musicians pay tribute to the songs of Neil Young

EVENT DETAILS
Date: Saturday 18 November 2017
Venue: Archie’s Creek Community Hall
Address: Archie’s Creek Road
Time: 7 PM
Cost: $15

Bookings required for a table of 8 or more

Bookings: email archiescreekhall@gmail.com

ABOUT THE HALL
The Archie’s Creek Community Hall was originally built in 1901. Land was donated to the community for this purpose by a local farmer and the community owns and operates the building! Currently a range of activities take place at the hall including the annual Spanish Night with Flamenco music and dance and also guitar making. Local musicians regularly play here and an active and dedicated committee are seeking to activate the hall even further.

Contact: Mez Oldham 0415445215

Vicki Vanzet  vicki@dcsi.net.au  0438787430

Visit the Archie’s Creek Hall page

VICTORIA, Airly, Airly Artists Market

A day where local artists, designers and makers come together to showcase and sell their work, with live music, food and drink.

EVENT DETAILS
Date: Sunday 5 November 2017
Venue: Airly Clydebank Hall
Address: 556 Clydebank Rd, Airly
Time: 10.00am-3.00pm
Entry: Free

ABOUT THE HALL
The Airly Clydebank Hall has a long and social history. Built in 1905 and moved from Clydebank to the current location in 1955. Servicing the community ever since.

Visit the Airly Clydebank Hall page.

VICTORIA, Myall, Charge at the Beersheba

EVENT DATE: 

Commemorating 100 years since the Charge of the Australian Light Horsemen at Beersheba on 31st October 1917. Songs and stories shared of these superb cavalrymen, their swift advance and the conditions in which they succeeded. Displays of district heroes Bring and share festive food and chatter! Opportunities over six days of the event for individuals and groups such as visitors to the area, seniors, school groups for presentations and viewing of material to requirements.

EVENT DETAILS
Date: November 1-3, November 7-10
Venue: Myall Hall
Address: Peach Lane, Myall
Time: 10:30AM – 3PM
Cost: $5

Bookings: Contact Marianne Phone 0354570291, mobile 0429193972, email gramay.cockroft@gmail.com

ABOUT THE HALL
The Myall Hall which celebrated its centenary in 1912 has been an emblem of the pioneering settlers who made the Murray river plains their home. The building of a Hall with a large bank overdraft brought the community to a sense of purpose and achievement.

With the opening up of crown land in the Village Settlement, twenty families took up the 18-20 acre blocks. Interestingly most of the village settlers were connected to the early selectors, a mix of folk of British and European origins who formed a tight knit community, who worked hard to get established and develop community facilities.

The school, built by the parents was established in 1896 and was a catalyst in establishing a centre for communicatio, education and social activity.

The opportunity for a Hall took off and in 1912 the “grand opening” of the Myall Hall took the form of a concert, ball and large feast in an outdoor marquee.

Dances and balls were held regularly and later euchre was played in the ante room with ever increasing numbers of people travelling across the district. Church, sporting and social events were connected with the Hall. Moving pictures attracted large crowds. School concerts were popular events. During the great wars there were farewell presentations and welcome home occasions.

A Myall School Roll of Honour was hung in the Myall Primary School until it was closed in 1993, which now hangs in the Myall Hall. On 11th November we will remember these and other men and women who served our country with displays and activities in the Hall from 12-4pm.

Contact Secretary Myall Public Hall
c/- 200 Cockroft Road
Myall Vic 3579

email mcockroft@reachnet.com.au

Visit the Myall Hall page

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.

Visit the Stanley Hall page.

A statewide initiative by Regional Arts Victoria