Email details of events to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Oct 28-Nov 25
Carole Foster exhibition:
'Near and Far', Mingara Gallery, Cowes. Opening 2pm, Sat, Oct 28. Artist demo Sunday Oct 29, 11.30am-1pm. Inquiries 5952 3722.
Sat, Nov 18, 2pm
Stars of tomorrow concert: Wonthaggi Baptist Church. Featuring jazz pianist Caleb Wilson, a cappella group The Harmonizers, classical pianist Alexander Hazelbank and therapeutic harp practitioner Carla Whiteley. Admission $15, including afternoon tea. Pay at the door.
Wed, Nov 22, 7-8.30pm
Spotlight on local authors: Wonthaggi Library. Authors have a five-minute platform to share their work, read an excerpt, or profile themselves. Features Janine Fraser, Madeleine Calcutt, Helen Barnes, Robyn Arianrhod, Brenda McKenna, Bass Coast Writers Group, Carolyn Landon, Jillian Durance, Graeme Clay, Mike and Pip Cleeland, Susan Saliba, Elizabeth McIntosh, Mat Blackwell and Pauline MacKinnon.
Thurs, Nov 23, 6.30pm
Author talk: Judy Nunn on her 14th novel Sanctuary. Supported by the Island Story Gatherers, Turn the Page Bookshop, Penguin Random House and West Gippsland Libraries. Bookings essential.
Fri-Sun, Nov 24-26
Biyadin Festival: Phillip island. Celebrating the return of the shearwaters. Includes family fun run, street parade, cruise, music festival, cultural and environmental workshops; music, dance performances, walks and talks, face painting and songs for all ages. Free event.
Sunday, Dec 3, 10.45am
Fine film: The Midwife.
Wonthaggi Cinema. Tickets $15 or $10 concession.
Tues, Dec 5, 11am-12.30pm
Barry Dickins writing workshop: Discover or rediscover the craft of writing from a man who has made his mark on the world through words. Bookings essential.
Tues, Dec 5, 2-3.30pm
Author talk: Barry Dickins' Last Words is the story of Ronald Ryan, the last man hanged in Australia. The writer brings to life a personal story that has gone undocumented until now. Bookings essential.
Saturday, Dec 9, 10am-1pm
River garden launch: Bass Coast Landcare network.
1st Monday, 1-3pm
Centrelink support: Need help in dealing with Centrelink? Volunteer advocates work with disadvantaged recipients of Centrelink payments and clients of Job Network Service providers. Wonthaggi Harvest Centre, first Monday afternoon of every month.
1st Sat, 7-11pm, doors open 5.30pm
Coronet Bay Unplugged: Open mic night of good entertainment. Coronet Bay Hall, 39A Gellibrand St. Entry $2. Acts limited to 15 mins. Performers and audience of all ages welcome. Inquiries: Wayne on 5956 6454 or email@example.com.
2nd Saturday 8-10am
Cape Woolamai Coast Action: Foreshore planting and maintenance working bees, February-November. Meeting at Cottesloe Ave Cape Woolamai or Phone Kate 0427 554 635, capewoolamaicoastaction
Second Saturday, 9.30am
Wonthaggi produce and seed swap: Swap home-grown produce and seeds or anything homemade, make new friends, share gardening tips. Wonthaggi Harvest Centre (behind Big W, next to Dan Murphy's). Inquiries: Bron 5674 6454 or 0432 281 006.
2nd Sunday, 2-5pm
South Gippsland Jazz Society:
Inverloch RSL. Lovers of jazz welcome. For more information contact President Neville Drummond 5674 2166.
2nd Monday, 10am
Probus Club of San Remo: Newhaven Public Hall. Visitors and prospective members welcome. Interesting speakers, outings, trips and shared meals. Inquiries: Neil Stewart, Ph 5956 6581 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
2nd Tuesday, 10am-noon
Corinella cancer support group: Corinella & District Community Centre, 48 Smythe Street, Corinella. Entry $2 or gold coin donation. Details: Peter Berkers, 5678 1150, 0417 157 144, email@example.com
Third Monday, 6pm
Wonthaggi Evening VIEW Club. A national women’s organisation helping disadvantaged children. Wonthaggi Club. Dinner meeting 6 pm for 6.30. Inquiries: Marea on 5674 1540.
3rd Tuesday, 1.30pm
Wonthaggi Movie Makers: Wonthaggi Information Centre. Non-professional video-makers meet to view and discuss members' work, hold technical sessions and video shoots. Visitors and new members welcome. Inquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org, Tony Andrews 0409 804 567.
Third Tuesday, 9.45am
Wonthaggi & District Combined Probus Club: Guest speakers, tours and cruises, music appreciation, scrabble, theatre, movies, walking,picnics and dine-outs. Wonthaggi Golf Club. Inquiries: Jan Cheshire on 5672 2835 or 0409 428 619.
3rd Saturday, 1.30pm
Bass Coast Camera Club
Goods Shed, Wonthaggi via Big W car park. We are a friendly group of enthusiastic photographers. Deatils: 5672 5300 or or 5672 2944 or email email@example.com.
4th Tuesday, 10am-noon
San Remo cancer support group: Bass Coast Community Health Centre, 1 Back Beach Road, San Remo. Entry $2 or gold coin donation. Details: Josie Knocker, 5671 9200, Josie.firstname.lastname@example.org
Fourth Thursday, 10am-noon
South Gippsland Support after Suicide: Grantville Transaction Centre.
Inverloch parkrun: A free, weekly timed 5km run or walk for all ages from Rotary Centenary Park, Ramsey Boulevard, Inverloch. Visit parkrun.com.au/inverloch
or email email@example.com for more information.
Bass Coast Community Baptist Church: Grantville Hall. All welcome regardless of denomination, beliefs or creed. Inquiries: Ilse Smidt, 0402 065 852, or Lorna Mead, 0427 053 013.
Bass Coast Chorale: Rehearsals at the Wonthaggi Citizens Band room in Billson Street. New members welcome. Inquiries: Wayne Moloney on 0402 727 364.
Tuesdays and Fridays
Community bus: Door-to-door pick-up service to Wonthaggi for residents of The Gurdies, Pioneer Bay, Grantville, Tenby Point, Corinella, Coronet Bay, Bass, Kilcunda, Dalyston and Archies Creek. Cost $12 return. Bookings: 5678 2277 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Carpet bowls: Combined Pensioners Association Newhaven Carpet Bowls Club, Newhaven Hall, Cleeland Street. Gentle exercise and good fun. $6 to join, $5 a week to play. Inquiries: Barb, 5678 5806, or Charles, 5952 6579.
No Lights, No Lycra: Dancing in the dark. RSL Hall, 15 Bolding Place, Inverloch. Entry $7. Dress: comfy - you’re going to get sweaty. BYO water bottle. Check out nolightsnolycra.com for the whole story.