5th December 2019 to 26th January 2020

BOTANIC BOUNTY

Photography by Jenny McDonald. When: Exhibition from 5th Dec 2019 to 26th Jan 2020.

Gallery Hours: Thursday to Sunday, 10am to 4pm

Where: Toora Village Studio Gallery, 25 Stanley Street Toora

Contact: 0423 155 542

 

19th December 2019 to 22nd January 2020

RETROSPECTIVE OF WORKS BY ROSALIND FORSTER

Gecko Studio Gallery presents A Retrospective of works by Rosalind Forster.

When: 19 Dec 2019 to 22 Jan 2020, Gallery open daily throughout Jan

Where: Gecko Studio Gallery

15 Falls Road Fish Creek

Contact: 03 5683 2481

E: info@geckostudiogallery.com.au

W: geckostudiogallery.com.au

 

Wednesday, 1st January to Monday, 27th January

MEENIYAN ART GALLERY JANUARY EXHIBITIONS

Gallery 1 - Still - Collective Notions

Gallery 2 - PromLand by Anne Miller

Gallery 3 - My Lyrical Abstraction by Bruce Plant

When: January 1st - 27th - open daily 10am - 4pm Opening Sunday, January 5th at 2pm.

Where: Meeniyan Art Gallery, 84 Whitelaw Street Meeniyan

Contact: MAG 5664 0101

W: http://www.meeniyanartgallery.com.au

 

 

 

Throughout Summer

SUMMER BOAT TRIPS - SOUTH GIPPSLAND

Wilson's Promontory Cruises - Pennicott Wilderness Journeys, from Tidal River: Discover the beautiful granite coastline and unique wilderness of the Wilsons Promontory National Park on our 2½ hour Wilsons Promontory Cruise.

Witness iconic South Point, the southernmost tip of mainland Australia and cruise into the waters of Bass Strait and Victoria's first marine national park.

https://www.promcruises.com.au/

Kraken Tours - Prom Coast Discovery, from Port Welshpool: Open to bookings from Sat 28th Dec.

A very personal and fun trip down in a 7.8 metre RIB – 1 hour or so off the boat at Refuge Cove- a total trip of around 4.5 hours. Weather dependent but we give passengers plenty of notice (about 3-4 days) if we look like having to cancel.

https://www.krakentours.com/

Wildlife Coast Cruises from Port Welshpool:

An experience of a lifetime, visiting untouched islands, rugged coastlines, amazing rock formations and spectacular wildlife in areas that most people wouldn’t dream exist.

Stop over at the pristine Refuge Cove where you can have a swim in the turquoise waters or go ashore exploring this remote cove.

Nine hours of fully catered, luxury cruising with breathtaking scenery of Wilsons Prom as you have never seen it before!

https://www.wildlifecoastcruises.com.au/cruises/wilsons-prom/

Fishing boat charters also operate in the area so if you would like more information on these or any of the above please phone the Foster Visitor Information Centre.

Port Welshpool & Tidal River

Contact: 1800 630 704

 

 

 

 

2nd – 29th January 2020

BCE CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS 2019/20 ACTIVITIES

Bunurong Coast Education have put on a wonderful variety of School Holiday activities to entertain and educate children of all age groups! All things Dinosaur-related through to Astronomy and Wildlife Spotting. For full details please visit their website https://www.sgcs.org.au

When: Various dates/times/locations from January 2nd to 25th.

Cost: Please book and pay through Eventbrite

Where: Bunurong Coast Inverloch

Contact: South Gippsland Conservation Society, 5674 3738

W: http://www.sgcs.org.au

 

3rd January – 20th January

"WINGS" BY EMILY KOENDERS

Emily Koenders is proud to present her latest major Art Exhibition entitled "Wings".

When: Friday, January 3rd to Monday, January 20th. Gallery is open Friday to Monday 11am - 5pm

Where: Emily Koenders Art Gallery
230 Ruby Fairbank Road Fairbank
Contact: Emily Koenders
0421 339 575

E: koendersart@hotmail.com

 

Thursday 2nd to Monday 27th Jan

MEGACOSM

Exhibition by Sue Gilford and Sharon Monk.

When: Thursday 2nd Jan - Monday 27th   Opening event Saturday 4th Jan, 2pm to 4pm Gallery open daily, 10am to 4pm

Where: Stockyard Gallery, Cnr McDonald & Main Streets Foster

Contact: 03 5682 1125

E: stockyardgallery@dcsi.net.au

W: stockyardgalleryandshop.org.au

 

 

 

9th/16th/23rd Jan

COAL CREEK SUMMER HOLIDAY PROGRAM

Jan 9: The Call of Cthulhu Part One

(1pm-4pm) Ages 16+ This is a two-part event

Jan 16: The Call of Cthulhu Part Two (1pm-4pm) Ages 16+

Jan 23: Intro to 40K Warhammer

(2pm-4pm) Ages 12+

Cost: All session’s $10/person

Where: Coal Creek Community Park and Museum, 12 Silkstone Road Korumburra

Contact: 5655 1811

E: coalcreek1@southgippsland.vic.gov.au

W: http://www.coalcreekcommunityparkandmuseum.com.au

Friday, 10/17/24th January

MEENIYAN SQUARE SUMMER EVENTS PRESENT FOOD FRIDAYS

Come and enjoy live music, street food and locally made wines and beers in the heart of Meeniyan!

When: Every Friday until 24th January, 4-8pm

Where: Meeniyan Square

Whitelaw Street Meeniyan

Contact: Jane Coker, 0400 053 266 or 03 5662 1162

E: hello@meeniyansquare.com.au

Web: http://www.meeniyansquare.com.au

 

 

Saturday 11th & 18th January

FIESTA DEL RIO

"Fiesta del Rio" presents a series of world class music shows taking you to Cuba, Spain, Latin America and our own backyard! Line ups feature Cuban big band Boolarra Social Club and mariachis, local troppo band

 

 

Invy Horn Jam with South Dudley Tom and Flamenco and gypsy rumba

With Karavana Flamenca.

(25th Jan SOLD OUT)

Where: Tarwin Lower Hall, 27 River Drive Tarwin Lower

When: Saturdays from 7.30pm

BYO drinks and nibbles. Paella available at 7.30pm. Bookings essential

Contact: Lisa Ovejero, 0431 179 317

W: https://www.trybooking.com/581993

 

 

Sunday,12/19/26th January

KONGWAK MARKET

Funky ALL-WEATHER Market, Kongwak comes to life with a variety of indoor and undercover stalls selling a selection of  Vintage/retro and second hand home wares, clothing, albums, art, jewellery, local produce, plants, books, live music, great food and coffee, plus a fun atmosphere.

When: Every Sunday, 10am - 2pm

Cost: Gold coin donation

Where: Kongwak General Store and Sheds

Contact: Jane, 0417 142 478

 

 

Monday 6th to Thursday 23rd Jan

SUMMER HOLIDAY FUN AT WEST GIPPSLAND LIBRARIES

West Gippsland Libraries present an exciting range of activities for children at various locations in the area.

Mon 6 Jan - Virtual Reality at Foster library - 10:30 am

Wed 8 Jan - Virtual Reality at Venus Bay Community Centre - 9:30 am

Thurs 9 Jan Virtual Reality at Fish Creek Union Church - 10:00 am

Fri 10 Jan - Story time at Foster Library - 10:30 am

Fri 10 Jan – Virtual Reality at Foster library - 2pm

Mon 13 Jan - Paper plate weaving at Foster library - 10:30 am

 

Mon 13 Jan - Planks construction at Manna Gum Community House -2pm

Tues 14 Jan - make a board game Welshpool Regional Transaction Centre - 10:30am

Tues 14 Jan - Making Puppets Fish Creek Union Church - 2pm

Thurs 16 Jan - Scratch Art Toora Hall 10:30am

Fri 17 Jan - Snap together electronics at Foster library - 2pm

Mon 20 Jan - Making puppets at Manna Gum Community House - 11am

Tues 21 Jan - Welshpool Regional Transaction Centre - 10:30am

Tues 21 Jan - Make a board game at Toora Hall - 2pm

Thurs 23 Jan - Origami at Foster Library - 10:30am

Where: Various locations

Cost: Free

Contact: West Gippsland Library, 5682 1235

W: http://wglc.eventbrite.com.au

 

 

 

Monday, 6th & Tuesday, 28th January

WILSON'S PROMONTORY NATIONAL PARK - SUMMER PROGRAM

Parks Victoria offers a variety of exciting hands on Discovery and Learning opportunities in parks. Join a ranger for an entertaining discovery activity in popular parks,

or bring your children along for a Junior Ranger adventure.

When: Mon, 6 Jan.10:00 am:

Junior Rangers Beachcombing - Venus Bay, Venus Bay Number 1 Beach.

Tue, 28 Jan.9:30 am:

Junior Rangers Living on the Edge of the Sea - Bear Gully

 

Bear Gully.

Where: Tidal River & others South Gippsland

Bookings can be made online, by

calling 8427 2122 or at the Tidal River Information Centre. Please note there is a limit of 2 Junior Ranger activities per child.

Cost: FREE - Bookings essential

W: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/o/wilsons-promontory-national-park-12241035608

 

 

Saturday, 18th January

FOSTER 1870 - 2020 - 150 YEARS OF OUR COMMUNITY'S DEVELOPMENT

The Foster Museum's latest exhibition is Foster 1870 - 2020 - 150 years of our Community's development.

When: Saturday, January 18th at 11am the exhibition runs until December 2020

Where: Foster Museum, Main Street Foster

Cost: Entry is included in the Museum entry fee

Contact: Foster Museum,

0428 821 760

E: enquiries@promcountryhistory.org.au

W: http://www.promcountryhistory.org/au

 

Saturday, 18th January

PROM COUNTRY FARMERS MARKET

Farm fresh produce and more.

When: 3rd Saturday of each month

8am - 12noon

Where: War Memorial Arts Centre Hall Main Street Foster

Contact: Juneen Schulz,

0427 809 509

E: info@pcfm.org.au

W: http://www.pcfm.org.au

 

 

 

Saturday, 18th January 2020

TOORA LIONS DEN MARKET

This is your opportunity to buy a bargain and help support community programs through the Toora Lions Club.

When: 1st & 3rd Saturday of each month, 8am-1pm

Where: Vi-Plus Factory, Jetty Road Toora

Contact: Hans, 0419 885 295

 

 

 

 

Saturday, 18th January

MINIBEAST DISCOVERY

Discover a bug’s world at Mount Worth State Park. Get to know some tiny critters, what they mean to our

environment, and peer through a microscope into the world of a mini-beast.

This activity is suitable for children aged 6-12, who must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Please bring water, sunscreen, insect repellent, and wear enclosed shoes and clothing appropriate for the weather.
Activities may be changed or cancelled due to adverse weather or for emergency response.

When: 18th January, 10:00am - 10:45am

Where: Moonlight Creek Picnic Area, Mount Worth State Park.

Cost: Free

W: https://juniorrangers.com.au/whats-on/event/minibeast-discovery-203/

 

Saturday, 18th January

COLOUR IN YOUR LIFE 2020

Register to attend the first ever Colour in Your Life Festival for South Gippsland.

ALL AGES / FAMILIES WELCOME.

We are raising money to run Teen Mental Health First Aid Training for young people in South Gippsland.

Colour Run, Jumping Castle (for grownups too), Face Painting, Information Stands, Food Trucks, Music.

When: Saturday 18 January 2020 at 10:00am.

Cost: Entry is Gold coin donation on the day. Extra Colour Packs ($5) and White T-Shirts ($15) to run in available to purchase at the event.

When: Leongatha Velodrome, Leongatha Recreation Reserve, 52 Roughead Street Leongatha

W: https://www.trybooking.com/book/sessions?eid=584668

 

Sunday, 19th January

TROSP WALKS AT WILSONS PROM

TROSP is a community project in partnership with Parks Victoria to

create a communal meeting place at the site of the current playground at

Tidal River. The walks are generally about an hour and a half and are on tracks at the Prom. Participants are invited to walk at their own pace and can stop at any time. Want to know more about the project, or to donate money? See the website.

When: Sunday, 19th January at 9.30am

Where: Whisky Bay to Squeaky Beach and return

Cost: Gold coin donation (includes morning tea)

E: dana@danahughes.com

W: https://www.tidalriveropenspace.com

 

Sunday, 19th January

INVERLOCH FARMERS MARKET

Come along to enjoy a day of great local produce, a terrific range of local wines and chilled live music!

When: 3rd Sun of each month, 8am-1pm

Where: The Glade on the Esplanade Inverloch

Contact: Melissa, 0419 351 878

 

Sunday, 19th January

MEENIYAN UTE BEAUT CAR BOOT SALE

Rain, hail or shine. $25 a stall. Recycle, upcycle, reduce landfill, declutter, tidy - spark a whole lot of joy!

When: 3rd Sunday each month 8am-1pm

Cost: $25 a stall

Where: Meeniyan Square, Whitelaw Street Meeniyan

Contact: 0422 687 439

W: https://www.meeniyansquare.com.au/events.html

 

 

 

23rd January to 17th February 2020

GECKO STUDIO GALLERY - SUMMER EXHIBITIONS

Exhibition # 138 (UN) civilisation - Lana De Jager. Solarplate etchingsJanuary 23 to February 17,

2019. Opening event between 6 and 8pm, Friday January 24, 2020

When: January 23 to February 17,

Where: Gecko Studio Gallery, 15 Falls Road Fish Creek

Contact: 03 5683 2481

E: info@geckostudiogallery.com.au

W: geckostudiogallery.com.au

 

Friday, 24th January

BUSH DETECTIVE - TARRA BULGA NATIONAL PARK

Become a Bush Detective by learning the secrets of Tarra-Bulga National Park. Tune your senses to discover who is hiding out of sight, and use clues to find out who was in the park while no one was looking.

This activity is suitable for children aged 6-12, who must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Please bring water, sunscreen, insect repellent, and wear enclosed shoes and clothing appropriate for the weather. Activities may be rescheduled, changed or cancelled due to adverse weather or for emergency response. Please meet at the Tarra-Bulga Visitor Centre.

When: 24th January - 10:00am - 10:45am Bookings required. Free

Where: Tarra-Bulga Visitor Centre Balook

W: https://juniorrangers.com.au/whats-on/event/bush-detective-56/

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday, 25th January

MIRBOO NORTH MARKET

Huge variety of stallholders including plants, food, bric a brac,

chooks, art, local veggies and honey, craft and much more.

Stallholder Terms & Conditions and Registration Form

When: Last Saturday of every month except December (no December market). 8am - 1pm.

Where: Baromi Park, 49 Ridgway Mirboo North

Contact: Graeme Dale, 0490 884 265
E: mirboonthmarket@gmail.com
W: facebook.com/mirboonorthmarket

 

Saturday, 25th January

LEONGATHA COMMUNITY MARKET

With over 20 stalls of fresh local produce, quirky craft, second-hand, music and foodies.

Stalls available

When: 4th Saturday each month, 8.30am to 1pm.

Where: Community College Gippsland's Leongatha Campus in Howard Street, Leongatha

Contact: David Brereton,

0427 110 769

E: dbrereton69@gmail.com

W: https://www.facebook.com/leongathacommunitymarket/

 

Sunday, 26th January

PORT ALBERT MARKET

The Market offers both indoor and outdoor stalls and runs all year. Stall sites are $10.00. Port Albert is located in beautiful South Gippsland and is the oldest port in Victoria. Visitors are encouraged to come along and see what Port Albert has to offer.

When: Sunday 26th January, 9am - 1pm

Where: Port Albert Hall, 20 Victoria St Port Albert

Contact: Gayle, 0437 247 242

 

 

Sunday, 26TH January

INVERLOCH LIONS COMMUNITY FARMERS MARKET

Come along to enjoy a day of great local produce, a terrific range of local wines and chilled live music!

When: Last Sunday of each month from 8.00 am - 1.00 pm

Where: The Glade on the Esplanade Inverloch

Contact: Klaus, 0417 361 436

 

Sunday, 26th January

PROMONTORY PRODUCE & CRAFT MARKET INC

The biggest and best craft market in Gippsland, featuring over 200 Stalls around the oval at Foster Showgrounds. BYO Bags. Sorry no dogs allowed

When: Sunday, 26th, 8am - 1.00pm

Where: Foster Showgrounds

Station Road, Foster

Cost: $2

Contact: Max Parnell 5682 2654/ 0439 033 960

 

 

 

 

Monday, 27TH January

TARWIN LOWER VILLAGE MARKET

The Tarwin craft market is held in the village each public holiday Monday.

When: Public Holiday Mondays

Where: Tarwin Lower Hall, River Drive Tarwin Lower

Contact: Brian Hetherton,

0417 450 205

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday, 30th January

STONY CREEK RACE MEETINGS 2019-2020

Midweek Race Day

When: Thursday, 30th January, gates open from 12 noon

 

Where: Stony Creek Race Course, 25 Stony Creek Dollar Road

Contact: Stony Creek Racing Club, 5664 0099

E: enquiries.scrc.com.au

W: http://www.scrc.com.au

 

 

 

What’s On in South Gippsland, in February?

 

Saturday, February 8th

KORUMBURRA SHOW

This year's Show is full of entertainment, including Dog-topia and the Korumburra Music Festival

When: Saturday, February 8th 9am - 5pm

Where: Korumburra Showgrounds, South Gippsland Highway Korumburra

Contact: Brooke Howard,

0477 594 049

 

 

 

 

Sunday 9th February

MIRBOO NORTH ITALIAN FESTA

There’s so much to love about Italy and the Mirboo North Italian Festa wants to share it all with you!Come along to Baromi Park in Mirboo North on Sunday 9th February 2020 to experience the sights, sounds and

 

 

tastes of all things Italian. Delicious and authentic Italian food stalls, outdoor bars, huge market area, music, singing, dancing, comedy, displays, cooking demonstrations, grape stomping, cars and competitions. For the kids there’s the Jumping Castle, Giant inflatable

 

slide and Obstacle Course. Come and enjoy a fabulous fun day of family focussed entertainment- all with an Italian slant. Before the festivities begin- you may like to join us for a celebration of the Feast of St Paul, which commences with an open air mass at 10.00, am, followed by a traditional procession of the Statue through the park just as they do in many villages in Italy.

All denominations and faiths welcome. Proudly supported by the Mirboo North Community & our Generous Sponsors

When: Sunday 9th February

Where: Baromi Park, Ridgway Mirboo North

W: https://www.italianfesta.net/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 If you would like to submit a local event, you can contact the Prom Country VIC on 1800 630 704 or email us:

infocentre@southgippsland.vic.gov.au

 

 

 

 

 

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Simply follow clues to discover unique locations. When you reach the destination suggested by the clues, new clues will appear to guide you to the next location. The more clues you use, the more points you lose.

The first road rally on the app is the 'Korumburra and Surrounds' rally. If successful, we will add more rallies to the app based on different locations.

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