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There are three things all respectable dragons need: strong wings for flying, strong lungs for breathing fire and strong, shiny scales. Bluey the Dragon has none of these. Frankston author Patrick Guest will be conducting a storytime of his book, That’s What Wings Are For, Come join us in working out what Bluey’s truly wonderful qualities are, and get a free dragon plush.
All proceeds for this book go to the
Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Foundation.
Saturday May 16th at 11am
Shop 3/11 Station St, Frankston
Phone: 03 9783 6488
National Volunteer Week May 11-17
“National Volunteer Week provides us all with an opportunity to say ‘thank you’ to the many volunteers who help make our communities stronger, and to let them know their efforts and commitment are valued and appreciated – it also helps raise awareness of the benefits of volunteering and encourages more people to get involved,” said Mornington Peninsula Shire Mayor Cr Bev Colomb. “Thank you to all of our local volunteers!”
If you are interested in volunteering go to www.volmornpen.com.au or www.govolunteer.com.au.
If you don’t have access to the internet you can ask your nearest library for assistance.
Volunteering, an act of choice not an act of benevolence
See "Emergency Services" story HERE
This Week and Next
Saturday 9 May
Community Open Garden Day
Come along and celebrate the 5th birthday of Joy of the Earth community garden. Take a tour of the garden, share in the birthday cake and enjoy this urban oasis.
9am-1pm Joy of the Earth, Joy St
Monday 11 May
Moon Cycle Planting and Biodynamics
Alison has years of experience growing vegies and has had great success with these approaches. Her encouraging style will have everyone inspired to try these too.
10.30am - 12pm, Frankston South Community and Recreation Centre, 55 Towerhill Rd Frankston.
Bookings: Online or 9784 1967
Thursday 14, Friday 15 and Saturday 16 May
Garden Art - Trash into Treasure
Bring along any wanted or unwanted items from your shed, garden or kitchen. Artist Tina Strafford will use these items to work hands-on with community members to create an arty sign for Frankston North.
10am - 5pm. Phone for details and surprise location!
Bookings: 9784 1035
Who Wants to Adopt Lollie?
Read about here here in "Pets"
Lectures - Kipling to the Brontes
The Association of Australian Decorative and Fine Arts Societies (ADFAS) is a group of 34 societies that offer their members a series of monthly informative and entertaining illustrated lectures plus some workshops covering a broad range of subjects relating to art. The talks are usually complemented by a friendly social gathering before or after with refreshments. Each local society is managed by a volunteer chairman and committee who organise the presentation of the annual program of six to nine lectures.
They have two lectures soon:
Friday, May 8 at 5.30pm
Travels in Rajasthan with Rudyard Kipling
Peninsula Community Theatre, Wilson Road, Mornington
Saturday, May 9 at 10am
The Young Brontes and Art – Visual Influences on their Creative Development’
Elizabeth Bowden Hall, Toorak College
Lecturer: Mrs. Elizabeth Merry has had 25 years of experience talking on a range of subjects including classical art and architecture. For details contact 9787.2092
Find out more about ADFAS programs HERE
Flying the Rainbow Flag Against Homophobia
On Friday 15 May, Frankston City and Peninsula Shire Councils will raise a rainbow flag in support of IDAHO Day (the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia).
“This year IDAHO Day falls on Sunday 17 May and we are proud to make a full weekend of it. Council will raise the rainbow flag at 11am on the Friday and will keep it flying for the entire weekend,” said Frankston's Mayor, Sandra Mayer.
The City’s flag-raising ceremony will be held with the support of the Frankston Police, headspace Frankston and Peninsula Pride and will be followed by a free rainbow morning tea, to be put on by Council.
IDAHO Day 2015 will also be celebrated with an inaugural all-ages alcohol and drug free fundraiser event at the Mechanic’s Institute on Sunday 17 May.
This event will feature a live set from DJ Phil of Lucky Productions. It will run from 6-10pm and will be attended by the Local Member for Frankston, Paul Edbrook, Member for Carrum, Sonya Kilkenny and Frankston City Mayor, Cr Sandra Mayer. Entry via a gold coin donation. Event details are available at https://www.facebook.com/Idahotfrankstoncity
Mornington Peninsula Shire and headspace Frankston will raise the rainbow flag at the Shire’s Mornington, Hastings and Rosebud offices on Friday 15th May. Mayor Councillor Bev Colomb will help raise the rainbow flag at the Shire’s Mornington office at 9:30am and invites the community to join her.
Community members and local schools are encouraged to get involved by spreading the word about IDAHO Day via social media by posting their support and using the hashtags: #IDAHOT #DIYrainbow #Flyingtheflag or #Frankston
Get (computer) Liberated
It's time for seniors to receive some savvy (and FREE) computer advice from the fabulous and patient Tony Butcher at Bentons Square. He is a volunteer computer tutor who has changed many people’s lives with his knowledge of Windows 7/8, emailing, photos of grandchildren and all varieties of Tablets.Call to find out more.
Bentons Square, 145 Bentons Road, Mornington
firstname.lastname@example.org. Tel: 5977.2468
To Help Nepal
SORRENTO/PORTSEA/RYE RED CROSS UNIT
Invites you to their AUTUMN LUNCHEON
Come and enjoy a 3 course culinary delight cooked and served by the students from Chisolm Institute
Tuesday, 26th May, 2015 at 12.00 noon
Venue: Chisholme Institute, Boneo Road, Rosebud
RSVP: Tuesday, 19th May
Bookings: Coralyn Wickham 59 880 880
PROCEEDS TO GO TO EARTHQUAKE STRICKEN NEPAL
CRISIS CARE COMMITMENT
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:
Lynne 5985.4666 or Keryn 5986.1119 for more information.
Frankston City - Finalists
Frankston City Council has been named a finalist in 10 categories of the 2015 Keep Australia Beautiful Sustainable Cities Awards. Council is also in the running to be named Sustainable City of the Year.
Read more in "Environment" HERE
Why not learn how to draught-proof your home and keep out the winter chills. Draught-proofing is quick, easy and effective. By installing draught proofing at home you can reduce your heating bills by up to 15%.
Mornington Peninsula Shire will host a free activity at the Eco Living Display Centre for people to learn the practical steps needed to reduce cold draughts in the home, save on heating bills and help the environment.
Friday 22nd May, 1 – 2 pm and 2.30 – 3.30 pm
Eco Living Display Centre, The Briars,
450 Nepean Hwy, Mount Martha
Free activity. No bookings required.
About Woodturning Magic - See story HERE
145 Bentons Road, Mornington
Tiny Tutu’s 9.30am - TODDLER BALLET CLASSES
Discover the tiny dancer in your child with this delightful class NEW to Bentons in 2015. For more information please phone Rachel on 1300 245 060.
Hey Dee Ho 10am - LITTLIES SING-A-LONG
An exciting and innovative music program for babies, toddlers and preschoolers designed to stimulate early childhood development. For class enrolment details please phone Jill on 0425 713 430.
Peninsula Dutch Senior Social Club noon - CARD GAMES
We are 'home' to the Peninsula Dutch Senior Social Club who meet every Thursday at 12.00pm to have lunch and play games until 4.00pm. For information regarding the club and its double-dutch activities please call Marianne Labruyere 0421 645 978 Time: 12.00–3.30pm.
Mornington Peninsula Camera Club
PHOTOGRAPHY FOR ALL
The club meets three times a month and holds tutorials once a month on different photo and camera techniques. This is a friendly club and welcomes new members of any level. To find out more please ring Maree Posthuma on 0419 532 492.
The Drama Academy
4.30 - HELEN O’GRADY
We’ve definitely caught the GLEE bug at Bentons. Learn the art of acting and performance technique in a fun professional setting. Perfect for primary school aged children.
Please contact Simon on 0404 553 448 for costs and time.
Yoga and Meditation with Trish - COME OMMMM
It’s always the perfect time to join Trish Jones and her yoga and meditation practice every Thursday evening. This community spirited group enjoy the benefits of a regular breathing and stretching class.
Please phone Trish for class details 0409 548 550.
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