Email details of events to email@example.com.
April 18-May 29
ClimArt: ArtSpace Wonthaggi. Inaugural Bass Coast climate awareness art show.
Friday, May 26, 7.30pm
Antarctic reality: Wonthaggi Town Hall. Groundswell Bass Coast forum, with Dr John Hunter and Julian Burnside.
May 27-June 29, 10am-4pm daily except Tuesdays
Crossing the Bridge: Meeniyan Art Gallery features recent works by Phillip Island artists Peter Walker, Jill Rogers, Jim Cuneen, Marian Quigley, Sandra Peeters and Warren Nichols in a diversity of styles which reflect the artists’ response and relationship to their environment. Curated by Phillip Island resident Catherine Robinson. Opening by renowned local artist John Adam at 2pm on Sunday May 28.
Friday, June 2, 7.30pm
Bass Coast’s first hypothetical: Should Bass Coast become a dry area? Wonthaggi Baptist Church. Tickets $10.
Sat, June 3, 2pm
Joshua Hooke in concert:
Wonthaggi Baptist Church fund-raiser. Josh has performed solo at the Melbourne Recital Centre, Palais Theatre, Victoria’s Parliament House, Melba Hall and Plenary Hall. Admission: adults $20, children $5, including afternoon tea.
Sunday, June 4, 2-4pm
Sunday with an artist: Artspace Gallery, Wonthaggi. Join Marg Lacey, an award-winning realist artist who works in oils, pastels and watercolours, and learn more about her art. Watch her create a painting while you enjoy a delicious home-made afternoon tea. All welcome. No charge. Inquiries: Kathy West, 0429 784 887.
Queen’s Birthday weekend, June 9-11
Literary Festival of Phillip Island: Featuring novelists, short story writers, poets, biographers and anyone else with a story to tell, including athletes, politicians, artists and crusaders. A project of Island Story Gatherers. Buy tickets. Details: Facebook - Island Story Gathers Inc.
Saturday, June 10, 2-3.30pm
Ethics at the Library: Six informal discussions based on Ethics in the Real World by Peter Singer. All welcome – readings available the week before. Wonthaggi Library, June 10, 24, July 8, 22, August 12, 26.
Winter arts trail: A project of the Phillip Island RSL. Artists are invited to display their work at businesses in San Remo and across Phillip Island. All welcome and no charge. Apply at www.phillipislandrsl.com.au or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Closing date for applications is May 25 and works must be installed on June 9.
Sunday, June 11, 2-4pm
Sunday with an artist: Artspace Gallery, Wonthaggi. Join Dennis Leversha and learn more about his art. Watch him create a painting while you enjoy a delicious home-made afternoon tea. All welcome. No charge. Inquiries: Kathy West, 0429 784 887.
Sunday, June 18, 10.45am
Bass Coast fine film: The Salesman. Wonthaggi Cinema.
Friday, June 16, 6.30pm
Mayoral fundraiser concert: Wonthaggi Union Arts Theatre. Featuring the Davidson Brothers in concert and the Bass Coast Pickers, plus a charity auction. Proceeds to Bass Coast Health’s Hospital in the Home Program. Tickets $35, including a glass of wine and nibbles. Book at www.trybooking.com/283596 or call the council on 5671 2211.
Sunday, June 18, 2-4pm
Sunday with an artist: Artspace Gallery, Wonthaggi. Join Judy Soerink and learn more about her art. Watch her work in pastels while you enjoy a delicious home-made afternoon tea. All welcome. No charge. Inquiries: Kathy West, 0429 784 887.
Sunday, June 25, 2-4pm
Sunday with an artist: Artspace Gallery, Wonthaggi. Meet watercolourist Maureen Loughran and learn more about her work. Watch how she captures the moods of the land and sea around her while you enjoy a delicious home-made afternoon tea. All welcome. No charge. Inquiries: Kathy West, 0429 784 887.
Friday, July 14, 6.30pm
St Kilda Film Festival: Wonthaggi Cinema. Tickets $15. This year's exceptional short film entries from the nation’s leading filmmaking talents.
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.