Email details of events to firstname.lastname@example.org.
To January 24
Pop-up exhibition 4: PICAL, Cowes. Artists are Chris Larsen (acrylics), Natasha Novak-Williams (acrylics), Susan Hall (acrylic, gouache, printmaker) and (wood and metal sculptures).
Sat, Jan 25, 2pm and 7pm
Raga Shambhala: 2pm singing workshop with Tenzin. 7pm concert. The Rescue Station, 95 West Area Road, Wonthaggi, Victoria. Book at Trybooking or tickets at the door.
Sat, Jan 25, 7.30pm
Boolarra Social Club big band: Cuban classics including sultry boleros, Afro-Cuban rumba and high-octane salsa. Tarwin Lower Mechanics Institute Hall, 27 River Drive. Tickets $25/$20 concession. Bookings at trybooking or 0431 179 317.
Jan 25-Feb 1
Pop-up art exhibition 5: PICAL, Cowes. Artists David Adam (photography), Julie Adam, (photography and acrylic), John Adam (oil and acrylic), Mae Adams (sculpture) and Beatrice Magalotti (bronze sculpture).
Thurs, Jan 30, 7.30pm
The Belle Miners: Hosted by the Wonthaggi Theatrical Group, and joined by local performers, the Belle Miners bring their blend of west coast eclectic folk to Wonthaggi. Wonthaggi Theatrical Group shed ( at the State Coal Mine). Tickets available via WTG or Trybooking.
Sun, Feb 9, 10.45am
Dogman: Wonthaggi Cinema. Italian thriller starring Marcello Fonte who won the Best Actor awards at Cannes and the the European film Awards.
Sun, Feb 15, 2pm
Joshua Hooke piano recital: Wonthaggi Baptist Church. All proceeds to Bush Fire Relief Appeal. Afternoon tea provided. $20 at the door, students $5. Inquires Robert Hayward on 0412 645 478.
Feb 28 to March 1
Wonthaggi International Film Festival: Wonthaggi Cinema. Details to come. Free admission to opening night film for members of the Bass Coast Fine Film Group.
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.
First Monday, noon
Wonthaggi Branch of the Australian Unemployed Workers Union: Meet in the Shed at the Harvest Centre Community Garden, behind Mitchell House, 6 Murray St Wonthaggi. All welcome, just drop in. We support each other with information on job centres, Centrelink, housing and food banks.
1st Thursday 10am
Probus Club of Inverloch: Warrawee Senior Citizens Club, A’Beckett Street. Monthly Dine Outs, Speakers, Tours, Fellowship, Fortnightly Knitters, Weekly Golfers, Walkers. Guests and new members welcome. Inquiries, David Vance, 5674 6525, Inverlochprobus@gmail.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 Thursday, 10am
Anderson's Inlet Probus Club: RSL Hall Inverloch. New members most welcome. Inquiries: Freda Allen, 5674 2686 or email@example.com
3rd Saturday, 1.30pm
Bass Coast Camera Club
Goods Shed, Wonthaggi via Big W car park. We are a friendly group of enthusiastic photographers. Inquiries: David Henry, 0414 994 729.
Fourth Thursday, 10am-noon
Support after Suicide: Grantville Transaction Centre. Meetings are hosted by trained volunteers who have themselves been bereaved by suicide. Inquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org or 9421 7640.
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.
Grantville Baptist Church: meets in the Transition Centre Grantville. All welcome. Inquiries: Brendan Smith 0412 187 893 or Eric Hornesby 0407 222 087.
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.