There's a new Makers and Designers Market this Sat. August 8 at Vision Gardens, 2680 Frankston-Flinders Road, Bittern from 10am - 2:30pm. They have a wonderful collection of handmade and designed products from garden, children's clothing, Rockabilly fashion (all handmade), vintage ware, handmade dolls, artisan chocolate, Designer knitwear, soy candles, artisan jewellery and more! See What's On
Sound Wave Concert
In August the RAN are celebrating left handed composers and artists. With performances of Mozart, Beethoven, Eva Cassidy, and many more.
The RAN had a very busy few months with members of the band on HMAS Anzac, attending ANZAC Day celebrations in France and Melbourne, travelling to Cairns and of course the wonderful concert with David Helfgott. he concert was a massive hit, we were sold out and raised over $1500 for Legacy.
Wednesday 5 August @ 2 pm and 7 pm. Band Complex, HMAS CERBERUS* Stony Point Rd, Crib Point
*Please note that access to HMAS Cerberus is now through the gate off South Beach Road, Bittern. *Don’t forget, photo ID is required to obtain entry on to HMAS Cerberus. Gates will open from 1pm/6 pm for the concert on Wednesday 5th August
Mornington VIEW Club (Voice, Interests and Education of Women), supporting the Smith Family, recently enjoyed being entertained by Don Jones at their luncheon meeting. Don is a traditional comedian and his show is filled with comic stories, audience participation and plenty of laughs. Visit the website
www.magiclarf.com (see photo)
Those Shoes Were
The Build Your Business Workshop Series presents, ‘Financial Health Check’, Thursday 6 August, 6-8pm, Frankston City Council (Acacia Room), 30 Davey Street Frankston – Part of the Small Business Festival Victoria program, this Council run workshop will teach local businesses how to manage their finances and tips on overcoming financial difficulties. $20 per person. Register to attend, at email@example.com.
Frankston Arts Centre Annual Open Exhibition, Opening Night: Thursday 6 August, 6-8pm, Cube 37 Gallery, 37 Davey Street Frankston - The Open Exhibition allows the community to showcase their art. This year’s theme is Movement in Art, as either physical movement, the artistic principle of movement in an artwork that conveys motion, or the exploration of a political, social or artistic movement. The exhibition will open until 28 August 2015. Further details are available at thefac.com.au.
Dialogues on Healthy Ageing, Friday 7 August, 10.30am to 12.30pm, George Jenkins Theatre, Monash University Peninsula Campus, McMahons Road Frankston - This session brings together a panel of speakers - Professor Hannan from The Florey Institute, Dr Rossiter of Victoria Walks and Ms Anderson, a local Dietitian. Come along to discover how physical activity and eating well can increase your chance of maintaining a healthy brain. Bookings not required. Further information is available at 9770 1042.
Live Music Sundays presents ‘Stellarcaster’, Sunday 16 August, 1.30pm, Frankston Library, FREE – Head down to the Frankston Library for the melodic tunes of the Stellarcaster. Their originals are diverse and the group encourages audience members to get involved and share the experience. Details: 9784 1020
Poetry Workshop, Wednesday 19 August, 5.30pm-7.30pm, Frankston Library Long room, FREE - Bookings essential – Poetry For Page and Stage - With Andrea Louise Thomas (back by popular demand). In this workshop, Andrea will provide coaching tips for successful performance. This is a free event but bookings are essential. Details: 9784 1020 or library.frankston.vic.gov.au
Liane Moriarty - Melbourne Writers Festival, Saturday 22 August, 1pm, Frankston Library, Free - Bookings essential – Frankston City Libraries is proud to be a part of this year’s Melbourne Writer’s Festival. Come along to the Frankston Library when internationally acclaimed novelist Liane Moriarty will be in conversation with well-known Australian author Kylie Ladd. This is a free event but bookings are essential. Details: 9784 1020 or library.frankston.vic.gov.au. Bookings can be made via our Online Booking System.
Evan Hopkins is quickly gaining a reputation as one of Australia’s foremost classical guitarists of the next generation. As an international performer he has played throughout Austria, the Czech Republic, Germany and Spain and is a regular performer throughout Australia in concert and on live national radio. An advocate of new Australian music, Evan has been working closely with author and composer, Jeremy Dickey, to record a CD of original compositions.
Sun 2 August :1.30pm
Frankston Library FREE
Spring into Sundays at MornPen libraries
Mornington Peninsula Shire’s libraries will again fling open their doors on Sundays for a limited time.
Following an overwhelming response to Sunday opening last year, the Hastings, Mornington, Rosebud and Somerville libraries will open on Sundays from 11am-3pm from August 2 until November 29.
The first Sunday of each month is Music Mayhem where you can have a bite to eat as you listen to accomplished local musicians at the libraries. On the other Sundays you may be interested in finding out what the fuss is with 3D printing, learn about cryptic crosswords with David Astle, find ways to organise your house with Dr DeClutter or stretch your limbs with pilates.
Whether your child sees themselves as a budding CSI investigator, a reptile handler, a mechanical Lego builder or perhaps they enjoy watching a funny and inclusive theatre production, there’s sure to be an activity in the Spring into Sundays program to keep children entertained too.
Your local library is a great hub of resources, offering a range of services including both physical and electronic versions of books, talking books and magazines, as well as computer, internet and Wi-Fi access. Our libraries also offer a quiet place for you to study or work.
To stay up to date with what’s happening drop into one of our libraries or visit our website at ourlibrary.mornpen.vic.gov.au.
Hastings Library, 7 High Street – 5950 1710
Mornington Library, Vancouver Street – 5950 1820
Rosebud Library, McDowell Street – 5950 1230
Somerville Library, 1085 Frankston-Flinders Road – 5979 0834
Council cracks down on underage cigarette sales
Frankston City Council has conducted a test purchasing program on tobacco retailers in July, and Mayor Sandra Mayer said the results were “extremely disappointing”.
“Test purchasing is about ensuring tobacco retailers ask for proof of age when young people are attempting to buy cigarettes,” Councillor Mayer said.
“But unfortunately, from 45 test purchases throughout the municipality, there were 10 unlawful sales to minors (under 18).
“Last year, across two testing periods, 98 test purchases took place with just one sale to a minor, meaning this year’s results are extremely disappointing.”
Penalty infringement notices of $607 have been issued to those responsible for the sale of cigarettes to the minor.
Councillor Mayer said research shows 80 per cent of long-term smokers pick up the habit as children, and issued a stern warning to any retailer who continues selling cigarettes to minors.
“This is a program we run regularly and we are fully prepared to take those who don’t learn their lesson directly to the Frankston Magistrates’ Court, where fines of up to $36,360 for a person and $181,800 for a company can be imposed, and retailers can lose their right to sell tobacco,” she added.
Anyone with concerns over a retailer selling cigarettes to a person under 18 years of age should phone Council’s Environmental Health team on 9768 1317.
The test purchasing program is part of a wider campaign to clamp down on illegal tobacco sales.
Fair Go Food
Mornington Peninsula Shire Council has endorsed the Urban and Regional Food Declaration and become a founding member of Food Alliance – an organisation that aims to make our food system better for our health, the planet and fairer for farmers. MORE HERE
News for CARERS
The Mornington Peninsula Table Tennis Association has its monthly game of SWISH this Saturday 1 August from 10am - 1pm at the Civic Reserve, Dunns Rd Mornington. Only $4 to play - open to ALL abilities. Contact Greg on 0400 520 411 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Bentons Square Community Centre in Mornington is offering a relaxation group especially for carers on Wednesdays from 11.30 - 1pm. Cost is $10, and includes meditation and gentle exercise. Call 5977 2468 or see the flyer here for more information.
Community Lifestyle Accomodation - a Peninsula based group of carers working towards housing solutions for people with disability - have set up a new Facebook page and are looking for likes to support a fundraising campaign. Support them here www.facebook.com/CommunityLifestyleAccommodation
"If you love to sing, come and join Southern Sounds Chorus for ‘a capella August’. A FREE full day session will be held on Sat 1st August (9.30 for a 10am start-4pm), followed by the next 4 Tuesday nights (7-9pm) at St Jude’s Parish Hall, 30 Warrandyte Road, Langwarrin. Learn some new songs in 4 part harmony and make new friends!
Contact Christine on 5971 2231 or 0421 229 878 or
Lucy on 0438 277 015 for more details.
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
Week Days: 10.00am till 3.00pm.
Saturday: 9.00am till 1.00pm
Monday & Thursday: 11.00am till 2.00pm
Thursday: 11.00am till 2.00pm
Tuesday and Thursday: 5.00pm till 7.00pm
Wednesday: 5.00pm till 7.00pm
Community Meeting: Seawinds Ward - 6 August
Seawinds Ward Councillors – Antonella Celi, David Gibb and Graham Pittock – warmly invite the community from around their ward to attend a meeting on Thursday 6 August in Rosebud. Seawinds Ward includes the township areas of Safety Beach, Dromana, McCrae, Rosebud, Rosebud West and Tootgarook. Community members are invited to attend and learn more about projects happening around the Seawinds ward.
Thursday 6 August, 6.00–8pm. Mornington Peninsula Shire’s Rosebud Office, 90 Besgrove Street, Rosebud
RSVP by 30th July 2015 to
email@example.com or 5950 1428.
Light supper will be provided. To contact your local Seawinds Ward Councillors email:firstname.lastname@example.org