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Dromana Book Fair
QUEENS BIRTHDAY WEEKEND
LOW PRICES AND GREAT READING.
Saturday 6th June, 9 am to 3 pm Sunday 7th June, 10am to 2pm.
305 Pt Nepean Rd, Dromana.
The Mornington Peninsula Shire Prevention of Family Violence Implementation Plan 2015-2018 is available from the Shire website at: www.mornpen.vic.gov.au/family_violence. Read the council Media Release HERE.
PROBUS MOUNT MARTHA meets on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 9.30am at the Dromana Community Hall, Hodgkinson Street, Dromana. We are a very active and social mixed gender Club. Our guest speaker on Thursday, 11th June will be Mr Matthew Shanks speaking on being "Equipped for Life".
All visitors are made most welcome. Contact 5982.1892.
The next Mornington Peninsula Amnesty International Group meeting will be at Mornington library, Vancouver Street, Mornington. 24 June at 7pm (off main St, Melway 104 D10). During the meeting the group discuss the latest in human right issues and work on campaigns by means such as letter writing and petitions. Occasionally events are also organised such as movie nights, trivia nights, guest speakers or market stalls. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org
See Peninsula People - Ana Maria Pena
The SisterWorks family now consists of more than 68 "Sisters" from 24 countries and are growing daily. As a social enterprise their aim is to encourage asylum seeker, refugee and migrant women to tap into their underlying business and entrepreneurial abilities to find self-sufficiency. SisterWorks believes that together women are stronger and together women can create opportunities for personal and economic growth. You will hear SisterWorks Founder Luz Restrepo (Colombia) update us on the incredible growth and success of SisterWorks Inc. They then invite you to listen to the stories of their amazing Sisters: Yassah Zarwue (Liberia), Lhakpa Chodon (Tibet), Ana Maria Pena (Chile) and Nima Fard (Iran) as they share their journeys.
Upon conclusion refreshments will be served and you will have the opportunity to chat with these women and view their beautiful products that will be for sale. Bring cash!
Mornington Community Theatre Foyer
(Venue supported by Mornington Peninsula Shire)
Cnr. Nepean Hwy & Wilson Road, Mornington
Wednesday June 10th from 10-12noon. Cost: $25
RSVP and to reserve your place: Sue Home 5989 2962 or Email: email@example.com
Focus on Frankston
Community 3942 meets on the second Tuesday of the month
At Scotts’ Shed, Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron, Pt Nepean Rd
Blairgowrie at 4.30 – 6.00pm The aim of Community 3942’s members is to focus on aspects of issues affecting Blairgowrie and appropriate measures to implement improvements.
by Charlotte McLaverty
Wrong Planet’s wrong, it’s the way it’s meant to be.
Some things like your pants falling down, or getting stuck in a tree.
But one day on Wrong Planet something went the wrong way.
Everything went right! And it was going to stay.
People started stapling paper instead of their own feet!
Butcher’s stopped selling fruit and started selling meat.
Pigs started oinking instead of saying meow.
And instead of getting milk from snails, you now get it from cows.
Instead of starting life by dying, we now start life with birth.
All these changes are good, because now it’s known as Planet Earth.
The Mornington Peninsula Shire is inviting community feedback on the Tassells Cove leash-free dog area in Safety Beach. The community is invited to provide feedback via email, post or online from Monday 1 June until 31st July
You can contribute by providing your feedback or comments to the Shire in writing with the subject ‘Tassells Cove Leash Free Area Review’ via:
Post: Mornington Peninsula Shire, Private Bag 1000, Rosebud VIC 3939
Web: www.mornpen.vic.gov.au under ‘Your Say’.
For Your Frankston Diary
Frankston Women's Friendship Cafe, Ebdale Community Centre Friday June 5, 10am-midday join us for morning tea, and Beading and Crochet. If you know how to, then share your knowledge. If you don't then come and learn with us. Join us with your family and friends.
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FREE Internet Banking sessions
Demonstrations will run over two sessions – so you must be available for both days. Basic computer skills are required.
When: Friday group, 5 and 12 June, 10am–12pm
Wednesday group 17 and 24 June, 10am–12pm
Karingal PLACE 103 Ashleigh Avenue,Frankston
Light morning tea provided. Bookings 97841943
It's FREE. Set Up Your Tablet workshop, Frankston Library, Friday 12 June, 9-11am – This free event helps people new to the world of iPads and tablets learn how to get the most from their new gadget. This event books quickly so phone 9784.1020 or go to www.frankston.vic.gov.au to reserve a place.
A bridge over troubled water. Bridge works underway, varying locations until 18 June – Rehabilitation works have commenced on several bridges across Frankston City, including the McCulloch Avenue Pedestrian Bridge, Riviera Street, Eel Race Road and Station Street Bridge. For details please visit the ‘Notification of Works’ page, at www.frankston.vic.gov.au
Multicultural Forum for Young People, Frankston North Community Centre, Friday 5 June 4-7pm – People aged 16-25 are invited to this free Victorian Multicultural Commission event to share their ideas, opinions and experiences of multiculturalism. Bookings and further details on 9651.0605 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Free Child Restraint Checking and Fitting Day, Bunnings Frankston, Saturday 13 June, 10am-12pm - Have your child restraints checked, adjusted or installed by a certified fitter for free thanks to Roadsafe South East - RSE and Frankston City Council. No bookings are required, and for more information phone Adriana on 0412.210.608.
Memeza Choir Vocal Workshop, Frankston Arts Centre, Sunday 14 June, 1-3pm – Before the Memeza Choir takes the stage for their memorable performance, budding singers can take part in this interactive workshop directed by Emmy Award winner Jimmy Mulovhedzi, musical director of the Soweto Gospel Choir. Tickets and further details at www.thefac.com.au or 9784.1060
Cybersafety Information Session, Frankston Library, Friday 19 June, 9-11am – Unsure how to stay safe online? This free workshop covers the important basics of internet security.
Bookings on 9784.1020 or www.library.frankston.vic.gov.au.
A Room With A VIEW
Mornington VIEW Club (Voice, interests and education of women) supporting the Smith Family children's charity, meet on the 4th Friday of each month at Mornington Golf Club, Tallis Drive, Mornington at 11am for lunch at 12 noon and to hear a guest speaker. Other activities are held between meetings, such as theatre visits, coffee mornings, fashion parades and other recreational events. New members please contact Pam 5975.3846 for bookings and enquiries.
Service to the community and veterans
Three Justice of the Peace (JPs) working at the Frankston Police Station Signing Centre have been recipients of Order Of Australia Awards (OAM), the most recent being Peter Newman OAM. Ed, JP - for his service to the community and veterans. Peter was appointed as a JP for the State of Victoria in 1990 and is regularly in attendance at the Signing Centre.
Peters' community involvement includes, Chief Executive Officer at Hastings and District Bush Nursing Hospital and in 1994 he was appointed as a commissioner for the newly titled "Mornington Peninsula Shire". Read more about Peter Newman and JPs
Op. Shop Volunteers
Have Your Say
Mornington Peninsula Shire Council is seeking community input on its Carbon Neutral Options report, which identifies a range of options for achieving carbon neutrality to ensure Council and its community reduces risks associated with climate change, lowers energy costs, and minimises impacts of Shire activities.
The report presents several options that the Shire could implement in order to achieve zero net emissions or become accredited as carbon neutral under the federal government’s National Carbon Offset Standard accreditation. READ ON
Booked for Refurb.
Mornington Peninsula Shire’s Mobile Library will receive a major refurbishment to bring an improved mobile library service to our community.
The project has been funded by the Shire, with assistance from a State Government Living Libraries grant of $125k.
The Mobile Library will be out of action on Monday 1st and Tuesday 2nd June, after which it will be replaced by a temporary van service for eight weeks.
The refit will include public computers and Wi-Fi access.
This will be the first refit for the Mobile Library after 15 years of continuous service.
Mobile library locations:
Monday: Somers, Crib Point, Baxter, Tyabb
Tuesday: Blairgowrie, Portsea, Sorrento
Wednesday: Flinders, Shoreham, Red Hill
Thursday: Rye, Tootgarook, Dromana
Friday: Mt Martha, Mt Eliza
Proposed 2015/16 Shire Budget on Exhibition
Mornington Peninsula Shire Mayor, Cr Bev Colomb, encourages the community to review Council’s 2015/16 Proposed Budget, which has been placed on exhibition until Wednesday, 27th May.
Cr Colomb said the Proposed Budget highlights Council’s priorities over the next 12 months which include: