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Frankston Images and Old Yarn Event, Frankston Mechanics Institute, Saturday 18 July, 1-3pm – Council is putting together an old fashioned slide and movie event at the Mechanics Institute, featuring historical imagery from across the municipality. Gold coin donation. Afternoon tea is supplied. To RSVP, please contact 9784 1829.
Mornington Racecourse Craft Market with 300 stalls on Sunday, July 12 from 9am-2pm. Racecourse Rd., Mornington. More info craftmarkets.com.au
Mornington Park Home Grown market. July 11, 8.30am-1pm. Schnapper Point Drive. Mornington. More information:
Bittern Country market EVERY Sunday at Bittern Railway Station, Frankston-Flinders Rd. Morinfgormation at:
Get a hot doughnut at Frankston's Young Sty Carpark market. 8am-1pm EVERY Sunday. More information:
Rosebud Community School Market THIS Saturday in the grounds of Rosebud Primary School, on the corner of Point Nepean Road and Jetty Road Rosebud. Around 160 stalls selling craft, hand produced and new items, produce and plants. There are no used goods. Sat July 11, 8am to 12 noon
Telephone: 0425.816855 | 5986 8274
A Free whooping cough vaccine is available to new and expectant parents from 28 weeks gestation, partners of pregnant women and parents/guardians of newborn babies born after 1 June 2015. Full details are available at www.frankston.vic.gov.au/immunisation
For kids from Prep to Year 4. The Saturday Morning Music School program starts on July 18 at Karingal Primary School,Frankson from 9.30-11.45am, Check out details at:
Sleep and Settling workshop for 7 to 12 month year olds, Mahogany Rise Child and Family Centre, 25 Jenkens Street, Frankston North, Wednesday 15 July, 10am-12pm – A free program offering information and flexible strategies on how parents can work with their babies’ sleeping patterns, sleep associations and age appropriate routines. To book, please contact: 9784.1756
GROW peer support helps folks suffering from anxiety, stress and depression tyhrough a 12-step program. The Frabkston group meets every Monday 1t 1pm. Check them out here grow.net.au
Battle of the Bands 2015, Mechanics Institute Frankston, Frankston Final, Saturday 11 July, 6pm - Fresh Entertainment, Freeza and the push presents the final of this year’s Battle of the Bands series. All ages drug and alcohol free event. For details, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Better Breathers Respiratory Support Goup meet up on Thursday, July 16 at 2.30pm, at Rosebud Library. Or if you can't make that try Monday, July 27 at 2pm at Mornington Information Centre. More information: 5986.5851
Volunteers needed – Frankston City’s Meals on Wheels service runs on the fuel of an incredible 23,856 volunteer hours each year and the service is looking for new helpers to assist with preparation of meals. Anyone interested can phone Bronwyn Mason on 9768 1624.
Residents Morning Tea, Friday 24 July, 10am-11am. . If you've
recently moved to the area or want to find out more about your Community then join this morning tea welcome.
Frankston Visitor Information Centre welcomes you to an informal morning tea to find out more about Frankston City Council’s services, facilities and activities. This free event is an opportunity to meet other residents (old and new) and widen social networks in the Frankston community.
Frankston Visitor Information Centre, 7N Pier Promenade, Frankston. Any questions call 1300.322.842 or email email@example.com
Free Family Farm Talks Pure Peninsula Honey at Moorooduc. Discover how the bees make honey, see bees working up close, taste different honeys, gift shop, honey ice-cream and more!
The Last Week to See It
Since its inception in 2003, the McClelland Sculpture Survey & Award has emerged as the most important biennial outdoor sculpture exhibition in Australia. The exhibition presents 33 works in an outdoor exhibition that highlights the diversity and invention of contemporary sculpture. This exhibition is only on display until 19 July.
McClelland Sculpture Park+Gallery, 390 McClelland Drive, Langwarrin. FREE parking is available on-site. Tel: 9789.1671
Notice of AGM
DUNNS CREEK LANDCARE
7.00 pm, Friday 17th July 2015
Venue – The Wine Centre,
25 Harrisons Road (off Dunns Creek Road) Dromana
Display of new roadside signs purchased by us, to meet Road Management Act when working on roadsides
1. McIlroy’s Road
2. Harrisons Rd – follow up to last roadside weed eradication.
3. Wallaces Road – blackberry spraying
4. Members’ suggestions for projects. MORE
Better Breathers Respiratory Support Goup meet up on Thursday, July 16 at 2.30pm, at Rosebud Library. Or if you can't make that try Monday, July 27 at 2pm at Mornington Information Centre. More details at 5986.5851
21st Birthday Club
Mornington VIEW Club recently celebrated their 21st Birthday with a Black and White and Sparkly occasion. Over 80 members and guests enjoyed the event as the club grows from strength to strength. The VIEW club, a valued part of the Smith Family, hold their luncheon meetings on the 4th Friday of the month at Mornington Golf Club from 11am. Please contact Pam 5975.3846 for details of the club's luncheons, forthcoming speakers and planned activities. MORE PHOTOS
Band Battles - apply now
Musicians, bands and solo artists are being called on to enter the annual Mornington Peninsula Push Start Battle of the Bands.
Presented by the young members of the Impakt Freeza committee, with assistance from Mornington Peninsula Shire’s Youth Services team, the Mornington Peninsula Push Start Battle of the Bands will be held at Peninsula Community Theatre on August 21 and is the premier gig for up-and-coming artists to battle it out for a chance to represent the Mornington Peninsula in the South East regional finals.
Any genre of music is welcome for acts which can be bands or solo or duo performers. The competition is open to young people under the age of 21 who live, work or go to school on the Mornington Peninsula. The event is judged by independent judges from the local music scene and a range of prizes is up for grabs. The event will also be broadcast live on RPP radio station.
Now open: Applications for Mornington Peninsula
Push Over Battle of the Bands
Applications close: July 22, 2015.
Event date: August 21, 2015.
More info: www.facebook.com/impaktfreeza
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With up to 50 exhibitors, visitors will be able to see Psychic Readers, Ribbon Readers, Palmistry, Numerology, Aura Photographer, Healers, Reflexology and a host of other modalities.
You will be able to test a range of natural therapies, buy crystals and beautiful handcrafted crystal jewellery.
We will have a line up of guest speakers including a number of well known clairvoyants and mediums from Psychic TV who will bring you messages from beyond.
All workshops and lectures are FREE to attend which is included in the $5 entry fee. Kids 12 and under are admitted free. There will be a café serving light lunches and snacks as well as drinks. Come and join us in a day of relaxation and harmony to feed mind, body & soul.
Sunday 12 July from 10am to 5pm
$5 entry, kids 12 and under free.
Peninsula Community Theatre, 91 Wilsons Road, Mornington
A Nice Weekender
Dr Alexey Makhrov PhD will deliver an illustrated lecture on "Summer Palaces of the Tsars" On July 10.
The royal estates in the environs of St Petersburg not only impress with their splendour but also give fascinating insights into the private life of the Romanovs. Peter the Great, his daughter Elisabeth, Catherine the Great and their successors spared no expense in building and decorating palaces, villas and gardens. The lecture represents the palaces and gardens in the environs of St Petersburg and gives an account of their past and present.
Dr Alexey Makhrov studied art history at the Academy of Arts in St Petersburg and obtained a PhD in architectural history at the University of St Andrews, Scotland in 1998. Having obtained a master's degree in International History and Politics at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, he has taught courses on art and history in Zurich and Geneva. He has worked as lecturer on cultural tours to Russia and Switzerland since 1998.
Australian Decorative and Fine Arts Society, Peninsula Community Theatre, Wilson Road, Mornington, Friday 10th July at 5.30p.m. Members are welcome to bring guests but please phone 5974.1229 to ensure a place.
Have you done a Power of Attorney yet? If not you may apply to the Office of the Public Advocate for a FREE copy of Take Control which is a kit for PofA - Medical, Financial & Guardianship. Simply phone 1300.309.337 or write to Office of the Public Advocate Level 1, 204 Lygon Street, Carlton 3053 for this very important document publication. Then take it to a Police Station Signing Centre near to you for authorisation by your friendly JP, as listed below
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Monday & Thursday: 11.00am till 2.00pm
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Wednesday: 5.00pm till 7.00pm
Anglicare are running a series of training programs in Frankston and Narre Warren over the coming months, aimed at giving professionals who work with parents more skills. For more information contact 1300 984 011 or visit www.anglicarevic.org.au
The community is invited to attend a forum in Rye to provide feedback on accessible paths of travel around town to inform the development of a Mobility Map to assist people with a disability, older residents, users of mobility devices and people with accessibility needs to better plan their journey around town. Read more here.
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