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HELP THE ROYAL CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL
Victorian Quilters Inc will be in the Hastings Library Meeting Room on Friday July 15 from 9:30am-2:30pm and in Mornington Library Meeting Room on Thursday July 21 from 9.30am-2.30pm making quilts as part of the Very Snuggly Quilt Program.
The Very Snuggly Quilt Program donates quilts to children and teens at the Royal Children’s Hospital who have life threatening illnesses. It is hoped that these quilts will provide some extra warmth and comfort at a difficult time.
Anyone is welcome to come along and help out on the day - whether it’s for an hour or for the entire session.
Read more HERE
Somerville Health & Fitness Studio – Launch Party
The community is invited to attend the launch party for the new Somerville Health and Fitness Studio on Saturday 16 July from 10am – 2pm. Check out the new facilities, meet the Shire’s Youth Services team, grab a sausage and help raise funds for the Western Port Basketball Association, watch a demo class or get active and take a free exercise class. More info mornpen.vic.gov.au
The full timetable is available at http://www.mornpen.vic.gov.au/Activities/Recreation-Centres/Somerville-Health-and-Fitness-Studio
If you can't sing, no need to worry here, everyone is welcome and encouraged to sing together just for fun. All ages, abilities and stages.
Rye Beach Community Centre, 27 Nelson St, Rye
Fridays from July 15 – Sept 9 (1.15 to 2.30pm)
Just $2 per session including a cuppa. You do need to be a member of the Community Centre which incurs a $10 fee annually in order to use the centre.
For more information: email@example.com
or call 5985 4462
2016 Mayoral Charity Ball
Mornington Peninsula Shire Mayor Graham Pittock* along with the Mayoress Mrs Prue Pittock, are pleased to announce the 2016 Mayoral Charity Ball to be held on Friday, 26 August 2016.
This year the Ball will raise much needed funds for not one but three charities.
“Dromana Second Bite, The Van and Friends of Los Palos all do amazing work within our local community and abroad and I urge you to attend what will be an amazing night to assist in raising vital funds for these charities,” Cr Pittock said.
“These worthy organisations are run by volunteers to ease the pain and consequences of poverty.”
The night will be held in the magnificent National Golf Club’s Great Hall with pre-dinner drinks and canapes followed by a superb three course meal and drinks, produced by Executive Chef Craig Gorton all whilst being entertained by the beautiful Sarah Busuttill and internationally renowned Phil Ceberano Band.
“I call upon residents, businesses and any other interested parties to attend what will be a fantastic night. The theme for the night is Black & White and I look forward to seeing you all there,” he said.
Friday, 26 August 2016, 7pm
The National Golf Club, The Cups Drive, Cape Schanck
$185 per head. Limited Tickets Available
To book visit: www.trybooking.com/MASA or call 5950.1428
RSVP by 12 August 2016
*See Q&A with Cr Graham Pittock HERE
Mornington Peninsula Shire Council has adopted its 2016/17 Annual Council Budget.
Shire Mayor Councillor Graham Pittock said the Annual Budget is part of a long-term process through which the Shire delivers programs, projects and initiatives to support its communities’ needs and aspirations and deliver on Council’s priorities in line with the Council Plan.
A full copy of the 2016/2017 Annual Council Budget can be downloaded HERE.
Frankston City's 50 years
Formerly known as Frankston Shire, the City of Frankston was formed in 1966 when city status was declared. The Census that year showed Frankston’s population as 42,085.
The 'Frankston City' local government area was formed in
1994. Frankston City has come a long way in 50 years with the population figure now estimated as 135,971 (30 June 2015).