August 21-September 6
Festival program - anywherefest.com
Festival program - anywherefest.com
Join Mornington Peninsula artist Jean Sheridan at the opening of her new solo exhibition, Sonny and Louie,at Merricks House Gallery 3460 Frankston-Flinders rd. Merricks on Saturday, 22 August. It will run until the 31 August. See ARTS page.
Have Your Say
Planning together, for the future of Tootgarook Wetland
Drop-in information session, Friday, 21 August - 1-5pm. Your input is welcomed and will help establish a common set of objectives for the long term management of the Tootgarook Wetland. The Plan will identify any factors that affect the wetland and its catchment and ensure that management actions are appropriate and able to be implemented in a realistic timeframe. Your input is important to identify roles and responsibilities that involve all interested stakeholders and increase our understanding of the significance of the Tootgarook Wetland within the local region. Read MORE
FREE. Council Chambers, 2 Queen St, Mornington
Further information contact Lisa Brassington
Tel: 03.5950.1928 Web: www.wetlandcare.com.au
LOVED IT MARKET
Loved it Market is a Women's Pre-Loved Fashion shopping event. Over 60 indoor stalls of pre-loved fashion and accessories. Enjoy a day bargain hunting with your friends.
Sunday 23 August from 9.30am to 1.30pm
Peninsula Community Theatre, 91 Wilsons Road Mornington
Info: Natalie Nash Tel: 0417.138.125
BirdLovers and members of the community are invited to a FREE talk - "Why are Wetland Birds Speical"? Tania Ireton, President Bayside Bird Life will present a talk pn the identification and special features of the birds that visit the Edithvale-Seaford Wetlands Sunday August 23rd from 1.30-3.00pm. Edithvale-Seaford Education Centre, Edithvale Rd, Edithvale. RSVP & enquiries: Philippa 0450.8330
Red Artists' Gallery is a new Gallery on the Peninsula. 14 local artists supporting and backing themselves to get their work seen and adding to the vibrant arts scene for visitors and locals. Shop 2, 137 Shoreham Rd, Red Hill South (opposite the bakery)
Fri. Sat, Mon 10am-5pm Web. http://www.redartistgallery.com
FREE concert - local music students and winners of the 2015 Peninsula Music Society’s Bursary Awards will perform at a concert after being auditioned and interviewed by a panel of adjudicators who will decide the winners. Members of the panel are all professional musicians and independent of PMS.
Peninsula Community Theatre, cnr Nepean Hwy and Wilsons Rd. Mornington Mel. 145 E2. Free parking and great acoustic.
Saturday 22 August , 7:30pm. FREE
Enquiries: Janette Forster 9789.8392. www.pmsmusic.asn.au.
FRANK exhibition opening night, FRANK Create Building, 31 Beach Street Frankston, Friday 21 August, 7pm – The Frankston Regional Artisans Network is an art initiative for the Frankston community. They are hosting their first public art exhibition to showcase the works of locals painters, photographers, sculptors and designers.
Thompsons Road Upgrade Survey, open until 31 October 2015 - The Victorian Government has committed over $20 million to date to duplicate Thompsons Road, between Dandenong - Frankston Road and the South Gippsland Highway, and between Narre Warren-Cranbourne Road and Berwick-Cranbourne Road. Community involvement is vital for the successful completion of the upgrade. To participate in the survey, please visit: frankston.vic.gov.au/Your_Council/Have_Your_Say
Tree Management Program in the Frankston South, Fleetwood and Overport neighbourhoods, now underway – Over the next few weeks arborists will be conducting tree works in the area bordered by Marcus Road; former Frankston Reservoir, Humphries Road, Gulls Way, Port Phillip Bay and Sweetwater Creek. Works include trimming trees from power lines and footpaths and improving tree health.
Temporary new home for the Wells Street market, until Thursday 3 September - For three weeks from Thursday 20 August the weekly Wells Street Farmers Market will temporarily relocate to the Young Street East Car Park to allow for the continued upgrade of Wells Street. All-day parking will be unaffected and be available via the south entrance.
Children’s Book Week event, Carrum Downs Library, Wednesday 26 August, 11.30am – Books light up our world! This is the theme for this year’s Children’s Book Week and Frankston City Libraries is excited to invite children to come along to Carrum Downs Library on Wednesday 26 August at 11:30am for a special performance by Carp Productions. This is a free event, suitable for ages: 0-5. Details: 9784 1020 or library.frankston.vic.gov.au/whats_on
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 Australian actor Kylie Ladd. This is a free event but bookings are essential. Details: 9784 1020 or www.library.frankston.vic.gov.au.
Seaford Community Centre works, Corner Station and Broughton Street, Seaford - Redevelopment works are now underway, to provide an updated, modern facility that features: a full service library with free Wi-Fi and public computers, Council customer service, an improved meeting room and updated toilets.
For further details, please visit Major Projects
The Scientwists – Fizzle and Pop Show, Frankston Library, Saturday 29 August, 11am-1pm – The Fizzle Pop Show is full of the magic of science with fun and creative demonstrations. The audience will be engaged by our Scientwist presenters throughout. This is a Free event, suitable for all ages. Bookings are essential. Please phone 9784 1020 or visit library.frankston.vic.gov.au/whats_on
Live Music Sunday, Frankston Library, Sunday 30 August, 1.30pm – Come along to the Frankston Library for a free performance of Bluegrass, Celtic, Country and Contemporary tunes. Circular Junction are a duo who combine vocal harmonies, guitar, fiddle, banjo and mandolin. Their music ranges from soothing tunes to some toe tapping fiddle and banjo. Details: 9784 1020 or library.frankston.vic.gov.au/whats_on
Hastings, Mornington, Rosebud and Somerville libraries are open on Sundays from 11am-3pm until November 29.
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 the libraries or visit the 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, Frankston-Flinders Rd – 5979 0834
These events are for members only.
BUT membership is FREE
DON’T FORGET THE AGM!
Calling all members! Put Saturday 29 August at 11 am in your diary and come along to the Rosebud Community Garden AGM. All committee posts are up for grabs, so if you’re a member who wants to either join the committee or nominate another member, fill out a Nomination form and return it by 15 August. If you’d like to know more, leave a comment, email email@example.com, or call or text 0403 008 016. Hope to see you all there!
Frankston City Council’s overall performance has again been rated above the state average by residents in the 2015 Community Satisfaction Survey, continuing the trend of the previous three years since the new survey format was introduced.
But most pleasing for Mayor Sandra Mayer was 92 per cent of residents rated the Frankston municipality as livable, up 10 per cent on last year and 13 per cent on 2013.
“One of the most common themes I hear from residents is they love the place they live - its proximity to the beach, natural reserves, shopping, hospitals and the friendliness of their local community - and it’s great to see that reflected in this independent survey,” Cr Mayer said.
Frankston City Council was well above the state average for maintaining sealed roads - the rating of 64 nine better than the Victoria-wide mark of 55.
Respondents were also asked to rate the municipality’s safety, with 57 per cent describing it as safe, a 5 per cent increase over the past three years.
“We thank all the residents who have given their feedback, whether that was by this survey or directly to Councillors, we will keep working to serve their needs better,” Councillor Mayer said.
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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