VICTORIA, Murrabit, 90th Anniversary – Opening of the Kerang-Murrabit Railway

EVENT DATE: 23 November 2014

A celebration of the 90th Anniversary of the opening of the Kerang-Murrabit Railway. With interest for all the family – an exhibition in the Murrabit Hall, miniature railway rides along the river walking track, book launch, storytelling and enjoy a lunch with us and more.Murrabit Railway Flyer_Page_1

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Date: 23 November 2014
Venue: Murrabit Hall and Lions Park
Address: Gonn Ave, Murrabit
Time: 8am – 2pm
Entry: Adults $15 Families $40


The Murrabit Hall is placed in the centre of town and is used for all manner of local event. It is also the focal point for the very long running Murrabit Market. It provides a respite on a hot day, away from the flies, somewhere to sit and enjoy a cup of tea with friends.


VICTORIA, Lara, Watercolour students Art Show

EVENT DATE: 1 & 2 November

Lara Community Centre has a wonderful Watercolour Painting group, we run 5 watercolour classes a week and this show is a display and sale of up to 160 paintings by the tutor and students. The standard of quality of work is very high, and no commissions are charged, so the prices are incredibly affordable. This show is a hidden gem! those in the know travel annually to attend, and we invite you to come and share a free cuppa and meet the artists, watch the painting displays and bag a bargain in time for christmas shopping….You might get the chance to pick up a brush and have a go!!!


Date: 1 & 2 November, 2014
Venue: Lara Community Centre Hall
Address: 9-11 Waverley Rd Lara 3212
Time: 10.00 am – 4.00 pm
Entry: Free


Lara Community Centre Hall has been the heart of the community since1952. During it’s lifetime, it has been a hub for our community in many differing forms, having provided shelter for people during times of flood and fire, being the venue for country dances, wedding receptions, community celebrations and many groups have used it for their get togethers. It provides a venue for Lara Community Centre, formed in 1982, and many people attend every week, to do Tai Chi, dance, exercise and more.

VICTORIA, Traralgon, Get Sunflowered

EVENT DATE: 15 November 2014

Come along and plant our Community Garden site at the VRI Hall in Traralgon with sunflowers to prepare our soil!

The VRI is participating in Reactivate Latrobe Valley’s Get Sunflowered Art project – A collaboration between ReActivate: Latrobe Valley, OUTR, and Ben Morieson, 6 sites throughout Latrobe Valley will be filled and brightened with sunflowers. Don’t miss this opportunity to see these spaces transformed from vacant, underutilized land to a lush field of flowers.

Seeding – Mid November
Full Bloom – February
Harvest – March


Date: 15th November 2014
Venue: The VRI Hall
Address: Queens Parade, Traralgon
Time: 10 am – 2 pm
Entry: Free


The VRI hall has recently been leased by Traralgon Neighbourhood Learning House and a project to restore the run down building and site to it’s former glory has been underway this year in partnership with RMIT OUTR (Office of Urban Transformation Research).
In the past the hall was a centre for social and recreational activity in Traralgon. Badminton, table tennis, tennis and dances were some of the activities held in the space as well as it’s uses for wedding, engagement and birthday parties.
We hope to restore this space into a centre for our community to learn, connect and share.

You can see our plans for the site on this You Tube clip –

VICTORIA, Joel Joel, Joel Joel Community Garage Sale

EVENT DATE: 16 November 2014

A Community Garage Sale, Cake Stall and Sausage Sizzle. There are undercover sites, as well as plenty of outdoor space. All stalls are $5.00 regardless of size. Stalls include old wares, plants, Bric-a-brac,craft items, new and re-cylced clothing.


Date: Sunday 16th November 2014
Venue: Joel Joel Hall
Address: 214 Joel Joel Road, Joel Joel
Time: 9am
Costs for Stall: $5.00 a stall, bookings are required call: Cheryl – 53569226 Fiona – 53569245
Entry: Free


The Joel Joel Public Hall is 93 years old. The area was named after Joel Pennington, the manager of Tottington Station who, whilst droving sheep from Warrnambool to Tottington,camped by the Wimmera River for a month. At the time there were numerous Aboriginal camps along the river and Mr Pennington, who recognised the advantages of keeping on friendly terms with the natives, gave them tobacco and rations. The Aboriginal custom of doubling words gave Joel Joel its unusual name.

The Joel Joel Hall is run by a dedicated group of local volunteers from Joel Joel, Landsborough West and Greens Creek. The Hall is used for weddings, birthdays, pastoral groups, craft groups and our annual garage sale and Carols by Candlelight.

The women of Joel Joel in partnership with Northern Grampians Shire Council won the National Award for Local Government for their community work after the 2010/2011 floods.

VICTORIA, Katamatite, Scrapbooking Workshop

EVENT DATE: 15 November 2014

BYO scrapbooking materials, items also available for purchase.
Homemade morning tea included
For more information please contact Beryl White on 0403 708 425.


Date: 15 November 2014
Venue: Katamatite Hall
Address: Beek St, Katamatite
Time: 10:00am – 4:00pm
Cost: $12
Booking Information: Contact Beryl White on 0403 708 425

VICTORIA, Kooreh, Kooreh Hall Dance

EVENT DATE: 22 November

A dance with old time new vogue. We will be dancing the night away to Carmel’s Music. A delicious supper will be provided. The dance has been going for over 20 years.


Date: Saturday 22 November
Venue:  Kooreh Memorial Hall
Address: Wimmera Highway
Time: 8.00pm – 12midnight
Entry: $8


The Kooreh Hall celebrated its 90th birthday last year! The main use of the hall is for ballroom dance classes, which occur every two weeks from March to November. Our Christmas break-up is held every year in December for the whole district. Lots of littlies have now started coming along now that santa comes to visit. The Hall was out of action for more than 12 months due the floods that went through our region in 2011. The flood damaged mainly the floor and the kitchen with water rising up to the level of the bottom of the seats. However, we have been fortunate to have made repairs to the Hall now and have had upgraded facilities. The Kooreh Hall Dance had a couple of years off during the repairs however we are back on track following renovations – the dance will be good for your body and the mind.

VICTORIA, Nambrok, Nambrok Rok

EVENT DATE: 8 November 2014

The Nambrok Rok will showcase some of the members of bans that originally played to packed houses in the 70’s through to the 90’s. We are holding the music and dance night to show off our Hall which has undertaken some major maintenance works. We are trying to recapture some of the crowds that filled the Hall in decades past.


Date: November 8th 2014
Venue: Nambrok Hall
Address: 174 Nambrok Hall Road Nambrok 3847
Time: 7:30 till late
Entry: $15:00 per head
Bookings: bookings are required, contact Rhiannon 0400395345,  Beth 0437358266 or Casey 0438030051Nambrol hall


NEW HALL AT NAMBROK. The following is a list of donations in cash and kind promised for the the new hall at Nambrok: Ten Bags of Wheat.-John (Dick) Bermingham, J. Johns, C. J. Dennis, H. J. Mason, L. B. Mason, C. Adams, J. Morris, F. Amiet, Mrs. E. A. Wid dis, I. McIlwain, J.’ B. Trimble, W. Andrews, J. Garth, J. Hagg, ID. An derson, S. R. Lyndon, J. Mathieson, S. ‘McNabb, M. McDonald, J. Bunston, J. Worthington, A. Atkins, Mrs. J. Allman, B. Timms, T.Fawkes, T.Pruden, J.Shaw, C. Kerr, C.Jones, P.Donoghue, A. Dawson. Two Tons of Chaff.-W. Shaw. Eight Bags of Wheat.–J. Maxwell. Five Bags of Wheat.-D. Maxwell. J. Gallagher, – Luxford, L. Curran, A. Marshall, W, Bermingham, A. Trimble, G. Murray. Cash.-W. Watts, Jas. Bermingham A. Widdis, £10; S. McDonald, Mrs. C. J. Delmis, Mrs. Dick Bermingham; £5/5/; W. H. B. Lowe, A. Anderson, £2; A. Aliendi, E. Sherrard, £1/1/; G. Guyatt, A. Tulloch, J. Ross, A. Ross, G. E. Lyndon, W. Bermingham. Mr. W. Bermingham suggested that Mrs. Dennis be asked to lay the foundation stone, as it was through her effort that the hall was being built. Mrs. Dennis declined the honor, and on the motion of Messrs Trihnble and Dennis it was decided-to ask the Hon. Geo. Davis (who takes a keen interest in the welfare of the district) to lay the foundation stone. Suggestions were called for as to a suitabld function for opening day, and Mr.W.Bermingham suggested “a knife and fork banquet; make a night of it.” Mr. Bermingham’s suggestion was. not adopted, but consideration was deferred.

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