Email details of events to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday-Sunday, Mar 2-4
Rhyll Wooden Boat Festival: Includes classic ferries, sailing regatta, Really Rhyll Art Exhibition, Children’s Zone, model boats, maritime history exhibition, classic cars, vintage caravans, old Holdens and old tractors, plus live music from the Davidson Brothers and Bass Coast Pickers. Part of the 150th anniversary celebrations of European settlement on Phillip Island.
Now and Then: exhibition of painting and sculpture by Bill Binks, Meeniyan Art Gallery.
Wednesday, March 7, 6.45pm
Autumn readings: Wonthaggi Library.
Thursday, March 8
International Women’s Day Breakfast: Cape Kitchen. Guest speaker Joanne Hakanson, manager of the cancer clinical trials unit at theOlivia Newton-John Cancer and Wellness Centre. Bookings: Cape Kitchen, 5956 7200.
Fri-Sun, March 9-12
Inverloch Jazz Festival: Celebrating 25 years. Forty bands with more than 200 musicians and singers. Includes swing, trad, bebop, latin, progressive, big band and more. Information and tickets www.inverlochjazzfestival.com
Tuesdays in March, 2-6pm
Bass River Garden: Bass Coast Landcare Network. Volunteers welcome. Inquiries email@example.com or Ph 5678 2335
Inverloch Art Show Recreation centre behind The Hub, corner of A'Beckett and Reilly Streets. Annual exhibition and sale of artworks by local, regional and metropolitan artists. Contemporary and traditional styles in a variety of mediums.Proceeds to help local families. Opens Friday at 7pm.
Saturday, March 10. 7.30pm
Ferry facts and fantasies: Organised by the Phillip Island Conservation Society. Includes speakers for and against. All welcome. St Philips Parish Hall, corner Thompson Ave and Church St Cowes.
Thurs, March 22, 10am-noon
Support after Suicide: Grantville Transaction Centre. Meetings are hosted by trained volunteers who have themselves been bereaved by the suicide of a loved one. Fourth Thursday of every month. Inquiries: 9421 7640 or firstname.lastname@example.org
River Garden Field Day: Horticulturalist Jarrod Ruch leads hands-on days and sharing his wealth of knowledge on sustainably growing food. Topics include property planning, natural soil improvement, non-chemical weed control, crop diversification and stacking, alternative crop production, water management and incorporating bush foods into a food forest system. Further dates April 28, May 28, June 30. Inquiries email@example.com or Ph 5678 2335.
Sunday March 25, 2.30pm
Maroondah Symphony Orchestra: Cowes Cultural Centre. The Classical Affair, presented by the Phillip Island Arts and Cultural Committee. Guest solo pianist Hannah Shin will play Mozart Piano Concerto No 27 in B Flat KV 595. Tickets available at the door. Adults $20, students $8 and free for children. Inquiries: Anne Davie 5956 8216.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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: email@example.com, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com.
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.