Spring Summer 2019/20 Events Guide - Southern Grampians

Spring Summer 2019/20 Events Guide - Southern Grampians

Spring Summer 2019/20 Events Guide - Southern Grampians

GREATER HAMILTON 1800 807 056 visitgreaterhamilton.com.au @visitgreaterhamilton HAMILTON BALMORAL BRANXHOLME BYADUK CAVENDISH COLERAINE DUNKELD GLENTHOMPSON PENSHURST TARRINGTON

Spring Summer 2019/20 Events Guide - Southern Grampians

HAMILTON BALMORAL BRANXHOLME BYADUK CAVENDISH COLERAINE DUNKELD GLENTHOMPSON PENSHURST TARRINGTON 2 Southern Grampians Shire Council acknowledges the Gunditjmara, Tjap Wurrung and Bunganditj people, the traditional custodians of the lands where we live and work, and we pay our respects to ancestors and Elders, past and present. SPRING/ SUMMER Cover photos: Hamilton Dance Company Performance, Koonara Food & Wine Fiesta, Dunkeld Races, Australian Pedal Car Grand Prix.

Inside cover: Hamilton Cup. Back cover: Dunkeld & Grampians Visitor Information Centre.

  • WOODHOUSE-NAREEB TRIVIA NIGHT SEPTEMBER 20 MY BRILLIANT DIVORCE SEPTEMBER 27 RUBBER SOUL - BEATLES TRIBUTE BAND OCTOBER 15 FULHAM HOMESTEAD OPEN GARDEN OCTOBER 20 CHRISTMAS ON THE TRAIN DECEMBER 8 DRAW/PAINT SUMMER FEBRUARY 23 NEED HELP PLANNING YOUR TRIP? 1800 807 056 www.visitgreaterhamilton.com.au @visitgreaterhamilton
  • Sheep shearing, wood-chopping and sheepdog competitions at our Country Shows,
  • Live music with local food and wines at festivals,
  • Sprintcar racing at the Western Speedway,
  • Tasting local produce at our markets,
  • The Pedal Car Grand Prix around the streets of Coleraine,
  • The kids’happy, muddy faces in the NHK Obstacle Race,
  • Maypole dancing, German beer, kuchen cake and hay bale art at Tarrington’s Laternenfest,
  • Festive excitement at street parades, markets and Carols by Candelight.

Or other lasting memories made at one of the eclectic events listed in the following 12 pages? Throughout the 10 unique towns and villages in the Greater Hamilton region you and your family can experience immersive events, phenomenal natural wonders and the community spirit that makes this place so special. There’s something for everyone, from world-class performances and exhibitions to sporting events, races and workshops, a myriad of attractions and things to see and do. What are you waiting for? Let’s make some memories!

Spring Summer 2019/20 Events Guide - Southern Grampians

SAT 5 OCT COMMUNITY MARKET PENSHURST MEMORIAL HALL 29 NOV - 23 DEC MAKERS MARKET HAMILTON SAT 28 SEPT FARMERS & CRAFT MARKET HAMILTON INSTITUTE OF RURAL LEARNING SAT 26 OCT FARMERS & CRAFT MARKET HAMILTON INSTITUTE OF RURAL LEARNING SAT 19 OCT 3 PEAKS FESTIVAL DUNKELD ARBORETUM SAT 30 NOV FARMERS & CRAFT MARKET HAMILTON INSTITUTE OF RURAL LEARNING SAT 14 DEC FARMERS & CRAFT MARKET HAMILTON INSTITUTE OF RURAL LEARNING SAT 29 FEB FARMERS & CRAFT MARKET HAMILTON INSTITUTE OF RURAL LEARNING SAT 16 & SUN 17 ART MARKET OFF THE RAILS GALLERY, DUNKELD SEPT OCT NOV DEC FEB Your guide to the markets of the Greater Hamilton region 1800 807 056 | visitgreaterhamilton.com.au | @visitgreaterhamilton

Spring Summer 2019/20 Events Guide - Southern Grampians

HAMILTON BALMORAL BRANXHOLME BYADUK CAVENDISH COLERAINE DUNKELD GLENTHOMPSON PENSHURST TARRINGTON 4 #greaterhamilton #southerngrampians #thegrampiansway Discover events, inspiration and local secrets by connecting with us. Share your experiences in the region using @visitgreaterhamilton 4 @gerofina @mudgalleryhamilton @royalmailhotel @mrbaulch @pierrepointwines @marjillies

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1800 807 056 | visitgreaterhamilton.com.au | @visitgreaterhamilton Hamilton Symphony Orchestra SEPTEMBER EVERY SAT SEPT-FEB HAMILTON PARKRUN LAKE HAMILTON 8am-9.30am. Free, weekly, timed 5km, run, walk or jog around Lake Hamilton.

Open to people of all ages and abilities. Meet at Lakes Edge Adventure Playground. parkrun.com.au/Hamilton SUN 1 SEPT HANG ON TO YOUR HANGER-ONS HAMILTON CINEMA 6-8pm. A locally made comedy/drama feature film screened publicly for the first time, followed by Q&A with the filmmakers. heimaryproductions. weebly.com SUN 22 SEPT SCRUNCHIE CRAFTERNOON CATCHING PEN CAFÉ COLERAINE 2-5pm. Learn to upcycle clothing and fabric into simple, fun hair accessories, both classic and with an additional bow. Workshop includes refreshments and munchies as we craft up some scrunchies! Details and booking link on the blog.

mycrafternoons.com FRI 27 SEPT MY BRILLIANT DIVORCE BALMORAL MECHANICS HALL 7.30pm-9.30pm. Radiantly witty and warm personal account of Angela, dumped by her husband for a younger model. Follow her achingly funny story as she fumbles through life. 0400 191 610 FRI 20 SEPT TRIVIA NIGHT WOODHOUSE-NAREEB HALL 7pm-10.30pm. Quiz Master for this year’s Trivia Night is comedian, actor and writer, Damien Callinan, famous for his roles in TV and film including Skithouse, The Merger, Before The Game & Backyard Ashes. Come along for an entertaining evening of fun games, auctions and prizes. woodhousehall@gmail.

com SAT 28 SEPT HAMILTON FARMERS & CRAFT MARKET HAMILTON INSTITUTE OF RURAL LEARNING 9am-12pm. Over 40 local and interstate stallholders, featuring fresh produce, homemade food, crafts and live music. Barista coffees and hot BBQ available.

hirl.org.au SUN 8 SEPT HAMILTON COUNTRY MUSIC CLUB DAY HAMILTON GOLF CLUB 12pm-4.30pm. Enjoy live country music from guest artists and local walk-ups at this monthly familyfriendly afternoon. 0468 440 278 THU 19 & FRI 20 SEPT HAMILTON FILM GROUP - AN UNEXPECTED LOVE HAMILTON CINEMA 7.30pm Thu, 2pm Fri. Juan Vera’s smart, funny and hugely entertaining romantic comedy featuring two of Latin cinema’s most beloved stars, the superb Ricardo Darín and Mercedes Morán, as a long-married couple who are led to question the true meaning of love and desire after becoming empty nesters. hamiltonpac.com.au SUN 15 SEPT AN AFTERNOON OF SPRING PAINTING PETSCHEL HOUSE 1pm-5pm.

Artists Jenni Mitchell and Mervyn Hannan will demonstrate their method of working quickly to capture the essence of Spring. BYO materials or purchase from the studio, refreshments and afternoon tea provided. petschelhouse.com.au SUN 22 SEPT COLERAINE CUP COLERAINE RACECOURSE 11am-6pm. Bring a picnic or book a hospitality package and enjoy 8 horse races, free kids activities, Fashions on the Field. Enjoy the great atmosphere of this annual Cup, which has run for over 150 years.

countryracing.com.au/ coleraine SUN 15 SEPT HAMILTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERT 2019 HAMILTON PAC 2pm. Enjoy a special performance of an amazing variety of music under the artful baton of Conductor, Angus Christie, and stay for light refreshments after the concert. hamiltonpac.com.au FRI 13 SEPT DOWNTON ABBEY MOVIE PREMIERE HAMILTON CINEMA 5.30pm-8pm. Enjoy pre-screening nibbles and drinks from 5.30pm and settle in for the big-screen adaptation of the beloved British historical drama. 03 5571 0444

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HAMILTON BALMORAL BRANXHOLME BYADUK CAVENDISH COLERAINE DUNKELD GLENTHOMPSON PENSHURST TARRINGTON 6 OCTOBER SUN 6 OCT TRAVEL JOURNALS, NOTES & SKETCHES PETSCHEL HOUSE 10am-4pm.

Learn travel tips for painting and sketching on the run, what art supplies to pack for a “handbag” kit and learn to create a visual journal. Suitable for all abilities. petschelhouse.com.au SAT 5 OCT THE AUSTRALIAN PEDAL CAR GRAND PRIX COLERAINE 1-4pm. Teams build and race their own unique pedal cars. In the 8th year of this quirky fundraiser; a two hour relay endurance event around a 1.1km CBD circuit. Children’s entertainment, special cars on display and continuous interesting commentary. Pedal cars on the move from noon, race starts at 2pm! pedalcargp.com.au #HAMILTONPARKRUN EVERY SAT SEPT-FEB HAMILTON PARKRUN LAKE HAMILTON 8am-9.30am.

Free, weekly, timed 5km, run, walk or jog around Lake Hamilton. Open to people of all ages and abilities. Meet at Lakes Edge Adventure Playground. parkrun.com.au/Hamilton SAT 5 OCT PENSHURST COMMUNITY MARKET MEMORIAL HALL 10am-2pm. A range of stallholders, morning tea by the Hospital Ladies Auxilary, sausage sizzle, coffee and raffles. 0402 870 738 SAT 5 & SUN 6 OCT HAMILTON BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT HILAC & THE HAMILTON & ALEXANDRA COLLEGE 8am-6pm. Annual event attracting basketball teams from around VIC and SA. A great opportunity to see all our local talent, and the talent of other associations in a competitive environment.

0410 292 553 THU 10 - SUN 13 OCT ROTARY CLUB OF HAMILTON NORTH 39TH ANNUAL ART SHOW HAMILTON PAC Thu 7pm-10pm, Fri & Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 10am-3pm. Gala opening Thursday with category winners and sponsorship prize money awards announced by Guest Judge, Amanda Hyatt, over wine and finger food. Paintings can be admired and purchased all weekend.

rotary-art.weebly.com SAT 12 OCT HAMILTON PARKRUN 4TH ANNIVERSARY LAKES EDGE ADVENTURE PLAYGROUND 8am-9.30am. Celebrate the 4th Anniversary of Hamilton’s free, weekly, timed 5km, run, walk or jog around Lake Hamilton. Everyone is invited, come along and bring your friends - there will be delicious cake for all to enjoy! parkrun.com.au/ Hamilton SAT 5 OCT FoRT HAMILTON PAC 2pm. Two strange characters appear hunting for whispers and adventure. In a series of vignettes, a couch, table, cushions, sheets and broomsticks transform into rockets, trampolines, cliffs and tents. FoRT includes ridiculous clowning, spectacular acrobatics and poetic visual imagery.

Suitable for ages 5-15 years.

hamiltonpac.com.au SAT 12 OCT HAMILTON CUP HAMILTON RACING CLUB From 11am. Something for everyone, with live music, free kids activities, Fashions on the Field and fantastic horse racing. Frock up and book a ticket into one of the enclosures, a mini marquee or just bring your picnic rug for a relaxing day out. hamiltonracingclub. com.au SUN 13 OCT NHK JUNIOR OBSTACLE RACE LAKES EDGE ADVENTURE PLAYGROUND, HAMILTON 10.30am-1pm. Muchloved fundraiser allowing young athletes the opportunity to develop and test their fitness in an exciting, outdoor environment where having fun and getting dirty is mandatory.

Racers of all athletic abilities are encouraged to run, walk, crawl and climb their way through a fun filled obstacle course and discover the fun fitness can be.

0417 363 498 Hamilton Cup NHK Junior Obstacle Race

Spring Summer 2019/20 Events Guide - Southern Grampians

1800 807 056 | visitgreaterhamilton.com.au | @visitgreaterhamilton #3PEAKSFESTIVAL SUN 13 OCT HAMILTON COUNTRY MUSIC CLUB DAY HAMILTON GOLF CLUB 12pm-4.30pm. Enjoy live country music from guest artists and local walk-ups at this monthly familyfriendly afternoon. 0468 440 278 TUE 15 OCT RUBBER SOUL - BEATLES TRIBUTE BAND HAMILTON PAC 11am-2pm. A fabulous Beatles tribute followed by a light lunch to celebrate ‘Get Into It’ this Seniors Festival. An event not to be missed! hamiltonpac.com.au THU 17 & FRI 18 OCT HAMILTON FILM GROUP HAMILTON CINEMA Thu 7.30pm, Fri 2pm.

Art house movies for you to enjoy. Memberships for the Film Group are available at the door and in advance from the PAC. hamiltonpac.com.au SAT 19 & SUN 20 OCT PASTORAL MUSEUM OPEN DAY HAMILTON PASTORAL MUSEUM 10am-4pm. History In Action! – Celebrate 70 years of the Chamberlain Tractor. Tractor pull and grand parade. Explore the museums streetscape and galleries, browse vintage vehicles and machinery. 0409 258 135 FRI 18 OCT 2019 TELSTRA & SOUTHERN GRAMPIANS SHIRE BUSINESS AWARDS HAMILTON PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE 6-10pm. A great opportunity to join with other business owners and celebrate the success and excellence of the winning businesses.

sthgrampians.vic.gov.au SAT 19 OCT 3 PEAKS FESTIVAL DUNKELD ABORETUM 10am-4pm. Mark your calendar for a day of sunshine, shopping and festivities, this year in a stunning new location. With a large range of unique local craft stalls, gourmet food, boutique beer, local wine, music and a great range of kids activities makes this the perfect family day out or fabulous place to catch up with friends for a relaxing day in Dunkeld. SUN 20 OCT FULHAM HOMESTEAD OPEN GARDEN & MUSIC BALMORAL 11am-5.30pm. Live music, market stalls and kids activities amid the beautiful gardens and historic buildings of this c.1846 homestead on the banks of the Glenelg River.

discoverdunkeld.com/ whats-on 0418 575 438 TUE 15 OCT INTERNATIONAL RURAL WOMEN’S DAY 2019 STERLING PLACE, DUNKELD 9am-3pm. Connecting Rural and Regional Women of the Western District with a jam-packed day hosted by the Dunkeld & District CWA and Western AG Supplies. Guest speakers, morning tea & lunch, networking, before returning home feeling inspired, empowered and connected.

0439 541 036 International Rural Women’s Day 2019 Hamilton Pastoral Museum Rally 3 Peaks Festival #WOMENSDAY

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HAMILTON BALMORAL BRANXHOLME BYADUK CAVENDISH COLERAINE DUNKELD GLENTHOMPSON PENSHURST TARRINGTON 8 NOVEMBER SAT 26 OCT HAMILTON FARMERS & CRAFT MARKET HAMILTON INSTITUTE OF RURAL LEARNING 9am-12pm. Over 40 local and interstate stallholders, featuring fresh produce, homemade food, crafts and live music. Barista coffees and hot BBQ available. hirl.org.au THU 24 OCT HARNESS RACE DAY HAMILTON HARNESS RACING CLUB 12pm-5pm. Enjoy a fantastic afternoon at the harness races.

Meals and bar facilities available. A great family fun day out! harness.org.au/hamilton MON 4 & TUE 5 NOV CREATIVE CUP DAY - DRAWING & PAINTING PETSCHEL HOUSE 10am-4pm. Not going to the Cup? Use the break to create with experienced artists, including demonstrations of drawing techniques, day one and painting, day two. Come for one day or both and relax while you draw the beautiful lines around the garden or set up a project in the comfort of the studio. BYO lunch and materials, afternoon tea and refreshments provided.

petschelhouse.com.au Hamilton Farmers & Craft Market #HARNESSRACING EVERY SAT SEPT-FEB HAMILTON PARKRUN LAKE HAMILTON 8am-9.30am. Free, weekly, timed 5km, run, walk or jog around Lake Hamilton. Open to people of all ages and abilities. Meet at Lakes Edge Adventure Playground. parkrun.com.au/Hamilton SAT 2 NOV COLERAINE SHOW COLERAINE SHOWGROUNDS 8am-11pm. A fun filled event with something for all the family to enjoy. Featuring kids group - The Kazoos! There are horse events, carnival rides, free kids’ activities, animal displays, wood chop, wool exhibition, shearing, working dog display, stockman’s challenge, eel races, fireworks in the evening and much more.

0428 752 018 SAT 2 NOV BYADUK SPRING FLOWER SHOW BYADUK HALL 11am-4.30pm. Annual spring flower show with stalls, BBQ, vintage car display, children’s activities, a hall full of flowers from local gardens, garden displays, chocolate cake championship and lots more!

0427 300 312 WED 6 NOV MELBOURNE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA HAMILTON PAC 7.30pm. A breathtaking evening of classical masterworks, including Schubert’s dramatic Third Symphony, a highspirited and charming romp imbued with the composer’s youthful vigour. Soloists love performing Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto with its vivacious rhythms and hummable melodies, then Vivaldi provides an extra dose of violin in his Concerto completing an evening both elegant and exhilarating. You can also enjoy a pre-concert talk at 6.30pm.

hamiltonpac.com.au SAT 2 NOV LADY BEATLE HAMILTON PAC 7.30pm. Starring UK-born Australian stage and screen star, Naomi Price, and inspired by true accounts, Lady Beatle is a rollicking magical mystery tour soundtracked by The Beatles’ biggest chart toppers, including Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds, Eleanor Rigby, Yellow Submarine and Penny Lane.

hamiltonpac.com.au SUN 3 NOV BALMORAL LIONS SHOW‘N’SHINE BALMORAL RECREATION RESERVE 10am-3pm. Show off your collectable cars, bikes, trucks and 4 wheel drives or come and enjoy the display, with stalls, music, food and raffles. Many original redgum trophies to be presented. Come and get some great inspiration for your next hobby project!

03 5570 1448 Lady Beatle Balmoral Lions Show‘n’Shine

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1800 807 056 | visitgreaterhamilton.com.au | @visitgreaterhamilton THU 7 NOV MSO SCHOOL & FAMILY PERFORMANCES HAMILTON PAC 10am Kinder-Yr 2, 11.30am Years 3-6. A fun-filled, interactive classical adventure for children aged 5-12 years and their families. Diving into some of the most exhilarating orchestral music, this guided program introduces young audiences to the marvellous musical family that is the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. The curious creatures of the orchestra will emerge as the MSO explores the wide world of music on a symphonic safari! FRI 8 NOV CAVENDISH FLEECE & FLOWER SHOW MEMORIAL HALL 3.30pm-8pm.

Showcasing beautiful displays of flowers, cakes, craft, needlework, woodwork and children’s creative art. Market stalls, goods and services auction plus a BBQ dinner. An Antique Valuer will also be available to appraise your collectables - don’t miss this great country show! hamiltonpac.com.au 0488 742 313 WED 13 NOV HARNESS RACE DAY HARNESS RACING CLUB 12pm-5pm. Enjoy a fantastic afternoon at the harness races. Meals and bar facilities available. A great family fun day out! THU 14 - FRI 15 NOV HAMILTON FILM GROUP HAMILTON CINEMA 7.30pm Thu, 2pm Fri. Art house movies for you to enjoy. Memberships for the Film Group are available at the door and in advance from the PAC.

harness.org.au/hamilton hamiltonpac.com.au SUN 10 NOV HAMILTON VITALITY FUN RUN LAKES EDGE ADVENTURE PLAYGROUND 7.30am-11am. Hamilton’s annual premier running event for the whole family, businesses and schools. Choose between the various distances from the ½ marathon 21km, 10km and 4.2km run or just walk either 10km or 4.2km. hamiltonfunrun.com SAT 9 NOV PRODUCTION SEDANS & DEMO DERBY WESTERN SPEEDWAY 4pm-10pm. Enjoy familyfriendly fast-paced action with the Demo Derby, Production Sedans, Modified Sedans, Junior Sedans and Standard Saloon.

westernspeedway hamilton.com.au SUN 10 NOV HAMILTON COUNTRY MUSIC CLUB DAY HAMILTON GOLF CLUB 12pm-4.30pm. Enjoy live country music from guest artists and local walk-ups at this monthly familyfriendly afternoon. 0468 440 278 Hamilton Vitality Fun Run Cavendish Fleece & Flower Show #VITALITYFUNRUN #GREATERHAMILTON #GRAMPIANS Hamilton Harness Races FRI 15 NOV WDHS OP SHOP GOLF TOURNAMENT HAMILTON GOLF COURSE 10am-6pm. Over 130 participants from different organisations and businesses across Victoria compete in this Ambrose Stableford tournament, allowing for great networking whilst raising funds for specialist medical equipment for the Hamilton Base Hospital.

Get a team together and join in the fun!

wdhs.net FRI 15 NOV KOONARA WINES FOOD & WINE FIESTA HAMILTON BOTANIC GARDENS 4pm-9.30pm. Koonara Wines and local producers are going to ‘pop up’ in the beautiful Hamilton Botanical Gardens for a great night of wine, beer, cider, food and live music. Come along to get your weekend started in the best way at this family friendly event! 08 8737 3222

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HAMILTON BALMORAL BRANXHOLME BYADUK CAVENDISH COLERAINE DUNKELD GLENTHOMPSON PENSHURST TARRINGTON 10 #DUNKELDCUP #LATERNENFEST SAT 23 NOV YULECART SHOW YULECART RECREATION RESERVE 9am-4pm. A traditional country show providing a fun day out for the whole family, featuring horse events, a dog show, fleece judging, cookery, photography, flower and craft competitions.

This year will also feature mini golf and circus entertainment, plus free kids activities all day! 0400 410 464 SAT 29 NOV - MON 23 DEC MAKERS MARKET HAMILTON 9am-6pm. Local makers, artists and growers getting together for a one stop Christmas shopping destination.

0448 925 801 FRI 29 NOV 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ANNUAL LATERNENFEST TARRINGTON 5pm-10pm. Special edition of this unique lantern festival celebrating the beginning of Advent through German heritage. See traditional maypole dancing, taste German food, wine and Kuchen cake, compete in the stein-holding competition, tour the historic Lutheran Church and make lanterns for the closing lantern parade. You can also explore the famous hay bale art lining the streets from mid-November until early New Year. 0417 503 265 SAT 16 NOV DUNKELD RACES DUNKELD RACECOURSE 11am-6pm. The region comes alive as locals and visitors flock to Dunkeld to enjoy grass roots country racing at the most picturesque racecourse in Australia.

Enjoy spectacular racing, fashion, food and fun along with free musical entertainment and a free super kids enclosure. THU 21 NOV DIRTY DICK’S THEATRE RESTAURANT HAMILTON PAC 6.30pm. Enjoy a brilliant night of Medieval mirth and merriment featuring a spectacular all new stage show with side-splitting comedy, witty‘n’wacky songs, madcap parlour games and hilarious audience involvement plus a most magnificent 3 course sumptuous feast! countryracing.com.au/ dunkeld hamiltonpac.com.au SAT 30 NOV 360 SPRINTCAR GOLD CUP WESTERN SPEEDWAY 4pm-10.30pm. Enjoy family-friendly fastpaced action with the 360 Sprintcar Gold Cup, Limited Sportsman Action Series Round 1, Wingless Sprints & Late Models.

westernspeedway hamilton.com.au SAT 30 NOV HAMILTON FARMERS & CRAFT MARKET HAMILTON INSTITUTE OF RURAL LEARNING 9am-12pm. Over 40 local and interstate stallholders, featuring fresh produce, homemade food, crafts and live music. Barista coffees and hot BBQ available.

hirl.org.au Laternenfest Yulecart Agricultural Show FRI 15 - SUN 17 NOV HAMILTON DANCE COMPANY PERFORMANCE 2019 HAMILTON PAC 7pm Fri & Sat, 2pm Sun. Annual performance showcasing local dancers in an entertaining program of Classical Ballet, Contemporary, Jazz and Acro. Presenting the wonderful ballet production “Poems” and Jazz “Fosse”. hamiltondancecompany .com.au SAT 16 & SUN 17 NOV DUNKELD ART MARKET OFF THE RAILS GALLERY 9am-4pm. Paintings, Photography, Jewellery, Sculpture, Digital Art, Textile and Fibre Arts, Printmaking and Scuplture by local artists and artisans will be on display and for sale.

Don’t miss what will be an outstanding showcase of local talent!

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1800 807 056 | visitgreaterhamilton.com.au | @visitgreaterhamilton DECEMBER #MUSICINTHEGARDENS EVERY SAT SEPT-FEB HAMILTON PARKRUN LAKE HAMILTON 8am-9.30am. Free, weekly, timed 5km, run, walk or jog around Lake Hamilton. Open to people of all ages and abilities. Meet at Lakes Edge Adventure Playground. SUN 1 DEC MUSIC IN THE GARDENS HAMILTON BOTANIC GARDENS 2pm-4pm. Enjoy this free afternoon of live music by local bands and singers. Music to suit all ages, bring a picnic, some local wine and a blanket/chair. THU 5 & FRI 6 DEC HAMILTON FILM GROUP HAMILTON CINEMA 7.30pm Thu, 2pm Fri.

Art house movies for you to enjoy. Memberships for the Film Group are available at the door and in advance from the PAC. FRI 6 DEC ST MARY’S CHRISTMAS PARADE HAMILTON CBD 5.30pm. A community parade through Hamilton’s CBD heralding the beginning of the Christmas season in the Greater Hamilton region. Enjoy late night shopping, entertainment, food, drinks and raffles, culminating in the lighting of Hamilton’s Christmas Tree– fun for all the family! FRI 13 DEC COLERAINE CHRISTMAS CARNIVAL & STREET PARADE WHYTE STREET, COLERAINE 6pm-10pm. A great family event with a parade, a large range of side shows, stalls, music, entertainment and food to suit all ages.

Raffles will be drawn on the night and parade winners will be announced. Join us for an evening of festive family fun!

FRI 13 DEC HAMILTON CAROLS BY CANDLELIGHT HAMILTON BOTANIC GARDENS 6pm-9.30pm. Bring the family to enjoy games, crafts and kids entertainment from 6-7.30pm and stay for the festive performances by local choirs, a children’s choir, soloists and groups from 8-9.30pm. BYO picnic, chairs and rug, food and coffee available to purchase. TUE 3 DEC PARTY WITH THE PONIES HAMILTON RACECOURSE 11am-6pm. Come together to celebrate International Day of People with a Disability. There will be lots of fun activities on offer for everyone. parkrun.com.au/Hamilton 0437 190 946 hamiltonpac.com.au 03 5551 9000 0408 394 965 0477 932 607 hamiltonracingclub.com.au Music in the Gardens FRI 6 DEC SKETCH & PAINT NIGRETTA FALLS WANNON 10.30am-4pm.

Artist, Jenni Mitchell will demonstrate techniques for capturing the essence of the landscape and painting water reflections. A camera is useful for working up a later studio painting with the field sketches. BYO art materials and lunch, refreshments provided. petschelhouse.com.au SUN 8 DEC HAMILTON COUNTRY MUSIC CLUB DAY HAMILTON GOLF CLUB 12pm-4.30pm. Enjoy live country music from guest artists and local walk-ups at this monthly familyfriendly afternoon. SUN 8 DEC CHRISTMAS ON THE TRAIN HAMILTON MODEL RAILWAY 11am-3pm. A family fun Christmas Picnic Day on the miniature railway, with sausage sizzle, music and a visit from Santa at 2pm! SAT 7 & SUN 8 DEC HAMILTON & NESTLES ROWING REGATTA LAKE HAMILTON Named 2018 Regatta of the Year, this regatta weekend highlights our local rowing community on the state-wide stage.

Events include single sculls, double sculls, quads, fours and eights across Saturday & Sunday, catch the best views from the Aquatic Club precinct or the start line at the spillway!

0468 440 278 0407 951 371 0400 160 317 Coleraine Christmas Carnival

HAMILTON BALMORAL BRANXHOLME BYADUK CAVENDISH COLERAINE DUNKELD GLENTHOMPSON PENSHURST TARRINGTON 12 JANUARY SAT 14 DEC SHOWCASE 2019 – TARA’S MUSIC SCHOOL HAMILTON PAC 1.30pm. Come and see some of Hamilton’s most promising and talented music students as they harmonise and play their way through well-known tunes. An afternoon of fun & entertainment for all ages. SAT 26 DEC PENSHURST BOXING DAY RACES PENSHURST RACE COURSE 12pm-6pm. Familyfriendly fun, with 7 horse races including the Penshurst Cup, live music, free kids activities and giveaways, Fashions on the Field and plenty of food and beverage options.

Free shuttle bus from Hamilton and marquee packages available! SUN 29 DEC F500 SPEEDWEEK WESTERN SPEEDWAY 4pm-10pm. A huge night featuring the Junior F500, Production Sedans, Standard Saloon Cash Grab and the Limited Sportsman Action Series. hamiltonpac.com.au country.racing.com/ Penshurst westernspeedway hamilton.com.au TUE 31 DEC NYE FIREWORKS & STREET PARTY MELVILLE OVAL, HAMILTON 7pm-10.30pm. This free, family-friendly NYE Celebration includes live music, entertainment, children’s activities and amusement rides, food and drinks plus a raffle. The event concludes prior to the Hamilton NYE fireworks display at 10.30pm.

0414 780 068 FRI 3 JAN WINGLESS SUMMER SLAM WESTERN SPEEDWAY 4pm-10pm. An actionpacked night featuring the Wingless Summer Slam, Street Stocks SSS and Amcars. westernspeedway hamilton.com.au SAT 14 DEC HAMILTON FARMERS & CRAFT MARKET HAMILTON INSTITUTE OF RURAL LEARNING 9am-12pm. Over 40 local and interstate stallholders, featuring fresh produce, homemade food, crafts and live music. Barista coffees and hot BBQ available. hirl.org.au EVERY SAT SEPT-FEB HAMILTON PARKRUN LAKE HAMILTON 8am-9.30am. Free, weekly, timed 5km, run, walk or jog around Lake Hamilton open to people of all ages and abilities.

Meet at Lakes Edge Adventure Playground. parkrun.com.au/Hamilton SUN 5 JAN MUSIC IN THE GARDENS HAMILTON BOTANIC GARDENS 2pm-4pm. Enjoy this free afternoon of live music by local bands and singers. Music to suit all ages, bring a picnic, some local wine and a blanket/chair. 0437 190 946 SUN 12 JAN HAMILTON COUNTRY MUSIC CLUB DAY HAMILTON GOLF CLUB 12pm-4.30pm. Enjoy live country music from guest artists and local walk-ups at this monthly familyfriendly afternoon. 0468 440 278 SUN 12 JAN ANNUAL PACING CUP HAMILTON HARNESS RACING CLUB 12pm-5.30pm. Lots of family fun at the Hamilton Harness Racing Club’s annual cup! Live music, kids activities, meals and bar facilities available.

harness.org.au/hamilton #GREATERHAMILTON Members of the public are invited to attend the Southern Grampians Shire Council official Australia Day Celebrations. Celebrations will take place throughout the Greater Hamilton region where people of all ages and from all walks of life have the opportunity to come together to celebrate our national identity.

For further information please contact the Southern Grampians Shire Council on 03 5573 0444 or council@sthgrampians.vic.gov.au 26 JANUARY 2020 HAMILTON 2020 MON 13 & TUE 14 JAN 2 DAY PRINTMAKING WORKSHOP PETSCHEL HOUSE 10am-4pm. Linoprint workshop. Jenni Mitchell and Mervyn Hannah will assist with sketching and cutting lino techniques, before moving to the print stage on day two. 0417 585 102

1800 807 056 | visitgreaterhamilton.com.au | @visitgreaterhamilton FEBRUARY EVERY SAT SEPT-FEB HAMILTON PARKRUN LAKE HAMILTON 8am-9.30am. Free, weekly, timed 5km, run, walk or jog around Lake Hamilton.

Open to people of all ages and abilities. Meet at Lakes Edge Adventure Playground. parkrun.com.au/Hamilton Western Speedway Racing SUN 2 FEB MUSIC IN THE GARDENS HAMILTON BOTANIC GARDENS 2pm-4pm. Enjoy this free afternoon of live music by local bands and singers. Music to suit all ages, bring a picnic, some local wine and a blanket/chair. 0437 190 946 SUN 9 DEC HAMILTON COUNTRY MUSIC CLUB DAY HAMILTON GOLF CLUB 12pm-4.30pm. Enjoy live country music from guest artists and local walk-ups at this monthly familyfriendly afternoon. 0468 440 278 #GREATERHAMILTON SUN 23 FEB DRAW PAINT SUMMER PETSCHEL HOUSE 10am-4pm.

Bring your favourite paints, pencils and pastels, use the studio materials or purchase art supplies and begin the day with a demonstration by artist, Jenni Mitchell, as she uses techniques to paint quickly the essence of summer. Beginners and experienced artists alike can paint inside the air conditioned studio or find a cool spot beneath one of our trees around the lake in our expansive gardens. Light lunch and refreshments provided. petschelhouse.com.au SAT 15 FEB EUREKA SPRINTCAR SERIES WESTERN SPEEDWAY 4pm-10.30pm. Hit the Western Speedway for an action-packed night of high speed racing, including the Eureka Sprint car Series, Vintage Sprintcars, the F500 Stampede Series and the 3 Litres Dash for Cash.

THU 27 FEB HARNESS RACE DAY HAMILTON HARNESS RACING CLUB 12pm-5pm. Enjoy a fantastic afternoon at the harness races. Meals and bar facilities available. A great family fun day out! westernspeedway hamilton.com.au harness.org.au/hamilton Petschel House SAT 29 FEB HAMILTON FARMERS & CRAFT MARKET HAMILTON INSTITUTE OF RURAL LEARNING 9am-12pm. Over 40 local and interstate stallholders, featuring fresh produce, homemade food and crafts. hirl.org.au

20 JUL - 15 SEPT WATERCOLOUR BRILLIANCE Showcasing the brilliance of Australian watercolour through the remarkable collection of Hamilton Gallery. Such artists as Napier Waller, Lionel Lindsay, Hans Heysen, Frank Hinder and John Wolseley demonstrate the potential for fine nuances, as well as spontaneous expression in their landscapes, portraiture, still lifes, abstract compositions and direct, expressionistic modes of painting. Drawing on a long history of tradition and experimentation, this exhibition reveals transition and how contemporary artists explore the malleability of the watercolour medium, producing new and unexpected results.

Exhibiting the distinctive light and atmosphere of the Australian landscape, we celebrate the important contribution watercolour has made to the development of Australian art in the twentieth century. Works in this exhibition have been selected to show experimental combinations of various media and techniques in modernist and contemporary Australian art.

7 SEPT - 3 NOV GREAT MOVEMENTS OF FEELING Great Movements of Feeling, is an in-depth group project, curated by Zara Sigglekow and initially supported by Gertrude Contemporary and the Next Wave Festival. The project considers emotion as a cognitive and bodily force that drives, circulates and sticks. With discursive and centrifugal ambitions, this exhibition observes human emotion through personal and historic lenses. 3 NOV - 8 DEC VCE CREATIVE SHOWCASE Exhibition features work created by local VCE students undertaking studies in a range of creative subjects. Work is selected from secondary schools in the Southern Grampians Shire Council: Baimbridge College, The Hamilton and Alexandra College, Monivae College, Good Shepherd College and Balmoral Community College.

107 Brown Street Hamilton Phone 5573 0460 The information listed may be subject to change. For confirmation of exhibitions please contact Hamilton Gallery. Hours: Mon-Fri 10-5, Sat 10-12 & 2-5, Sun 2-5 petschelhouse.com.au 1800 807 056 Discover workshops, art classes, pop-ups, performances and exhibitions throughout Greater Hamilton People,places&events · Petschel House · My Crafternoons · Off The Rails · Hamilton Institute of Rural Learning · The Gables Art Studio & Art School · Hamilton Community House · Chameleon Arts Collective · Mud Gallery · Hamilton Wool & Craft Guild · Penshurst Arts Creative · The Skills Shop · Dunkeld Art Group WHAT’S ON AT HAMILTON GALLERY #HAMILTONGALLERY S.T.

Gill, England (1818-1880) Aborigines resting at Wannon Falls, Coleraine District, Western Victoria Watercolour on paper Purchased by the Hamilton Gallery Trust Fund Image: Niamh Sutherland KITCHEN BUOY Design and Textiles Visual Communications and Design The Hamilton and Alexandra College

COMING SOON MARCH Balmoral Show - Balmoral Branxholme Rodeo - Branxholme Penshurst Art Show - Penshurst APRIL Redgum Festival - Cavendish Murray To Moyne - Hamilton MAY Million Paws Walk - Hamilton Good Shepherd May Market - Hamilton JUNE Serra Terror - Dunkeld City of Hamilton Eisteddfod - Hamilton JULY Woolly West Fest - Across Region AUGUST Sheepvention - Hamilton Peaks & Trails Run - Dunkeld Coleraine Art & Photography Show - Coleraine Like to list an event in our Autumn/Winter Program? Email us at events@sthgrampians.vic.gov.au Project Management Southern Grampians Shire Council Economic Development and Tourism Unit 1 Market Place Hamilton, Victoria 3300 Design & Print juliareader.com.au The Southern Grampians Shire Council makes every endeavour to ensure that details appearing in the events guide are correct at the time of printing, but accepts no responsibility for any inaccuracy or mis-description, whether by inclusion or omission.

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