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<![CDATA[Probus Club of Flinders Community Happy Hour & a Half]]> The Probus Club of Flinders is holding a Community Happy Hour & a Half as a Community Service to highlight the activities of our Probus Club and increase the awareness of an organisation such as ours for retired people in the Flinders/Shoreham area who are looking to join a friendly and welcoming social group.

There will be a short talk from a community member related to the history of Flinders with accompanied photos and choral support fro the Flinders Singers, a local community choir.

It will be held in the Flinders Community Hall on Friday 8th April 5.00 to 6.30pm.  You are welcome to BYO drinks and a plate to share.


<![CDATA[Crib Point Community Market]]> The spirit of Crib Point Community Market is one of community support and inclusion, promoting locally produced hand crafted products, local produce and presentable recycled goods in a relaxed and social setting.  The Crib Point Community Market is run by Crib Point Community House
and Crib Point CFA. The market is a not-for profit market and all proceeds raised will go to Crib Point CFA and Crib Point Community House, to be used for local community events and projects.



<![CDATA[Western Port Craft Fest]]> A wide variety of craft artisans showing and demonstrating their craft.  ‘Have-a-Go’ areas, selling of crafts and refreshments available.

Enquiries to: Sandra Beckett on 5979 1237 or email to [email protected].



<![CDATA[Biodanza is coming to Mornington!]]> You are invited to a FREE taster session!  Join us for an uplifting evening of movement and music. No steps to learn, Everyone welcome. 

Biodanza is an internationally recognised system of movement for wellness, grounded in science and the arts. The benefits are cumulative, they build over time with a weekly experience.
One Week after this opening FREE TASTER evening, we will start a 10 week Course of Biodanza.
Earlybird $200 if purchased by 20th April 2016
Full Price $250 if purchased after 20th April 2016



<![CDATA[The Odd Couple - Female Version]]> Come and join the Frankston Theatre Group for an entertaining production, featuring a group of women friends are playing their regular game of Trivial Pursuit at the apartment of Olive Madison, a divorcee who freely admits to being a slob: “I leave a mess when I read a book.” Late to arrive is Florence Unger, a stickler for detail who would try the patience of a saint, and who has unfortunately just become separated from her husband. As life would have it, the slob and the fuss-budget decide to room together — with hilarious results! This is a Cabaret Style show.  BYO drinks and nibbles on the following dates:

Saturday 16 April 8.00pm

Friday 22 April 8.00pm

Saturday 23 April 8.00pm

Sunday 24 April 2.00pm



<![CDATA[Equestrian Weekend Navigational Ride]]> A fabulous way to see the amazing sea views to Port Phillip Bay by a HRCAV competition for open riders of all ages and abilities to participate and pair up with another rider to become a team. The course comprises of riding along mixed surfaced country roads, roadside trails and bush tracks around the picturesque Red Hill.

This ride is a great opportunity to meet people from all over Victoria participating at the event, visit the vast array of wineries and restaurants whilst also enjoying being outdoors with friends and family.

Competitors may only enter in either HRCAV or open competition. Please refer to the Western Port Equestrian Association for registrations and further information




<![CDATA[Kids Fun Run with K163]]> The Rotary Club of Mount Eliza together with the Mornington Railway Preservation Society are hosting a Family Fun Run for children aged 3 – 12 years.

This community event promotes health and fitness for our younger generation whilst showcasing the historic Moorooduc Railway Station, steam train K163 and the rail trail.

Funds raised will support Peninsula Health’s Children’s and Adolescent Health Unit at the Frankston Hospital. Entrants are encouraged to gain sponsorship for their own run efforts.

Children will run in 6 age groups on running tracks alongside K163’s rail track running into Moorooduc Station. Stalls are planned for registration, promotion, food, drinks and entertainment for participants and their supporters. 

For further information, please contact:  Paul Harvey on 0418 500 613 or via email at: [email protected]



<![CDATA[MEET THE ARTIST : TEXTAQUEEN]]> TextaQueen is Australia’s felttip superhero. She explores politics of sexuality, gender, race, identity, self-image and inter-personal relationships. Enjoy this exclusive opportunity to meet TextaQueen and to find out more about her residency and work at Police Point. BOOK NOW:



<![CDATA[Film "On the Banks of the Tigris: the hidden story of Iraqi music"]]> When Majid Shokor escaped from Iraq, he discovered that many of the songs he loved as a child in Baghdad were written or performed by Christian and Jewish Iraqis.  To find out more, Majid makes a bold journey from his home in Australia to Israel, countries in Europe, and Iraq to meet Iraqi musicians, hear their music and stories, and unite them in a concert celebrating coexistence.

This is an educational and fundraising film (for the Refugee Council of Australia and Amnesty International Australia) organised by the Mornington Peninsula Human Rights Group. It is produced by Melb filmmakers Marsha Emerman and Majid Shokor, and released last October to acclaim at Australian and foreign film festivals, and limited release in local cinemas. Here is a 2 minute trailer and at FACEBOOK



<![CDATA[Memory Loss & Dementia What's Next?]]> The Peninsula Dementia Action Group brings you a public education session from Alzheimer’s Australia on “Understanding Dementia”.

There will be information tables, time to chat to local health professionals as well as a Question & Answer Panel. Open to the general public: anyone with an interest in Dementia is encouraged to attend.

Refreshments: afternoon tea provided courtesy of Andrew Kerr & 39+

RSVP: Christine Reese on 5986 5255 ext. 5



<![CDATA[Free Film Screening… learn about Permaculture]]> Permaculture is a design lens that uses the principles found in ecosystems to help shift our impact from destructive to regenerative. Inhabit provides an intimate look at permaculture peoples and practices ranging from rural, suburban, and urban landscapes. Free event: Coffee & tea provided, Nibbles available for purchase To book please go to:



<![CDATA[Lets Talk about Mental Health]]> A range of service providers will be available to display and discuss their support options with families at the Expo.

The aim is to assist people to know where to start and how to access possible options i.e. to reduce feelings of being isolated and overwhelmed. To provide an opportunity for people to connect directly with some of the providers relevant to the Mental Health and Alcohol & Other Drugs service systems. To provide an opportunity for service providers to become more aware of other possible services on offer for their clients.



<![CDATA[Australian Plant Society Sale ]]> The Australian Plants Society Mornington Peninsula group is hosting a sale of Australian plants suited to Peninsula conditions.  It will be held in the lovely Seawinds Gardens and features local growers including Seawinds Nursery itself.  This is the best time of the year for planting, so come along for those hard-to-find but hardy indigenous plants, colourful plants from other parts of Australia, as well as advice from the experts and handmade garden tools. 

Melways ref 159 E12



<![CDATA[ANZAC Day Ceremony - Balnarring]]> An ANZAC Day ceremony will be held in Balnarring on the 25th April 16 – commencing at 9.30am.

Join us as we remember those lost and reflect on the sacrifices made by the men and women of the Australian Defence Force, past and present.

For further information please contact:  Commander Matt Keogh  [email protected]



<![CDATA[Pay It Forward Festival]]> Christians from churches around the Mornington Peninsula will be getting together to host a ‘Pay It Forward’ Festival for the residents of Mornington Park. This day is designed to foster community spirit and bring together people in a loving and fun way, as well as encouraging people to pay it forward – passing on whatever good things they have received by doing good things for others.

There will be a free BBQ, free Coffee, jumping castle, face-painting, bike-fixing, music, games, stalls and much more. Leaders and friends of the Jigsaw community will be involved on the day.



<![CDATA[Premier's Active April Challenge - Somerville]]> The Premier’s Active April Challenge encourages all Victorian’s to do 30 minutes of physical activity a day, during the month of April. It’s free, it’s fun and it’s part of the Victorian Government’s commitment to get more people active and healthy.

Activities for Somerville include:
FREE school holiday activities for kids • 6th – Karate
• 7th – Dance
• 8th – Bubble Sportz Bookings Essential on 5950 1560



<![CDATA[Premier's Active April Challenge - Hastings]]> The Premier’s Active April Challenge encourages all Victorians to do 30 minutes of physical activity a day, during the month of April. It’s free, it’s fun and it’s part of the Victorian Government’s commitment to get more people active and healthy.

Activities for Hastings include:

Official Opening Saturday 2nd April 10am by Richmond Football Club Captain Trent Cotchin * Children and Parents Boot Camp Saturday 2nd and 9th April 10.30am
* Gym Session – Thursday – Friday 6am-9pm
* Group Fitness Classes
* TRX/Box
* Aqua Deep
* Yoga and Pilates
* Body Pump
* Adult Swim class Tuesday 7.30pm Bookings Essential on 5950 1748



<![CDATA[Premier's Active April Challenge - Mount Martha]]> The Premier’s Active April Challenge encourages all Victorians to do 30 minutes of physical activity a day during the month of April. It’s free, it’s fun and it’s part of the Victorian Government’s commitment to get more people active and healthy.

Activities for Mount Martha include:

Booking Time 12-1pm Monday and Tuesday Bookings Essential (Excludes ANZAC DAY) 5974 2266



<![CDATA[Premier's Active April Challenge - Mornington]]> The Premier’s Active April challenge encourages all Victorians to do 30 minutes of physical activity a day, during the month of April. It’s free, it’s fun and it’s part of the Victorian Government’s commitment to get more people active and healthy.

Activities for Mornington include:

Official Opening Sunday 2nd April 12.30pm by Richmond Football Club Captain Trent Cotchin * Children’s & Parents Boot Camp Saturday 2nd and 9th April 1pm 
* Gym Session- Thursday 8-11am, 4-9pm 
* Group Fitness Classes 
* Yoga 9.30am Thursday
* Body Pump 9.30am Wednesday
* TRX/Tabata 6.00pm Wednesday Bookings Essential on 5975 0133



<![CDATA[Seaswell Peninsula Charity Walk]]> The fourth annual Seaswell Peninsula Charity Walk is to be held again in May, with all funds going directly to Rosebud Hospital for their ever increasing need for better facilities.   The stunning walk is well worth it and you will love the atmosphere on the day, so come and enjoy a great day out for the whole family.

10k Walk – Rye Back Beach to Blairgowrie
20k Walk – Cape Schanck to Blairgowrie



<![CDATA[Walk for Western Port 2016]]> Walkathon, family entertainment, sausage sizzles and prizes.

For further information please contact Jenny at [email protected]



<![CDATA[Saltwater Country]]> Saltwater Country is a major touring exhibition of contemporary Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art, showcasing more than 50 works by 16 of Queensland’s most acclaimed Indigenous artists including Vernon Ah Kee, Michael Cook, Fiona Foley, Brian Robinson, Ken Thaiday and Judy Watson. Having returned from a successful international tour to museums in the US and Europe, this exhibition finally lands in Mornington and offers audiences a unique insight into the artists’ cultural connections to ‘their’ saltwater country – Queensland’s coastline, sea and waterways. As artist Vernon Ah Kee says, beaches are ‘part of the Australian psyche … everybody thinks of themselves in relation to their proximity to the coast, to the beach. So in that way, we are all saltwater people.’



<![CDATA[Australia Will Be There – Victorians in the First World War]]> Australia Will Be There was created as a touring exhibition for the centenary of the First World War. Comprising historical photographs and personal stories, this exhibition presents the chronology of the First World War (1914–19). Through stories of the hardships endured and the battles fought – from the landings at Gallipoli to combat in Palestine, Passchendaele and Fromelles – the exhibition provides insights into the experiences of Victorian men and women in the Great War.



<![CDATA[Flowers of the Field – Waiting for the Sunrise, Marion Manifold]]> This work includes details from badges including those worn by the Red Cross, the Emergency Signal Corps, the Mother’s and Widows Badge and the Women’s Auxiliary. The work despairs over the destruction of life and shattered identities and continues Manifold’s interest in women’s identity and a family history of serving in the defence force.



<![CDATA[RSPCA Million Paws Walk]]> RSPCA’s biggest fundraising event is back! In its 21st year, the 2016 Million Paws Walk is the most important event on the canine calendar. The 2km Walk, is not only an opportunity to have a good walk in lots of doggie company and to help the Shelter with its work, it is also a day of family fun. Highlights of the day include delicious food vendors, a live band, dog sports, demonstrations and activities and a fun ring for entrants to try and win a prize for their pooch.

Join us to walk to fight animal cruelty at the Million Paws Walk! Register yourself, friends and family to take part in the biggest dog walk in Australia.

Dust off those joggers, put your dog on a lead and we’ll see you on Sunday the 15th of May from 6am Fred Smith Reserve, Hastings foreshore. As an added bonus this year, if you register online and create a fundraising page, we’ll send you a FREE RSPCA Frisbee for your pooch!

Every dollar you raise will make a big difference and will help us raise $500,000 to support our work with animals in need.

To Register:



<![CDATA[Mornington Peninsula Weddings Expo]]> Meet some of the Peninsula’s best wedding suppliers who will showcase their accommodation, venues, cakes, cars, flowers just to name a few. Make sure you grab your exclusive and free copy of the MP Weddings Directory and TOAST magazine. Enjoy exhibitor specials, offers and discounts only available at Mornington Peninsula Weddings Expo. Make sure you diarise the 19th June and we look forward to welcoming you to the Mornington Peninsula Weddings Expo!.

Entry is FREE. We can’t wait to see you there!

For more information visit:



<![CDATA[MS 24 Hour Mega Swim]]> The Peninsula MS 24 Hour Mega Swim is a fun relay event for teams of up to 15 people who raise money based on the laps completed. Each team has a swimmer in the water over the entire 24 hours. People of all ages and abilities can take part, with the team creating a swimming roster to suit the ability of each swimmer. Each participant decides when they would like to swim and for how long. Some swim for 10 minutes, others swim for four hours! There is no set formula.

Funds raised support the MS’ Go for Gold Scholarship Program and services that directly assist those living with multiple sclerosis while the search for a cure continues.

Register now:



<![CDATA[Red Cross Community Wills Day]]> Anyone who needs to make or update their Will should mark 13th July in their calendar as this is the day Red Cross is bringing its highly successful Wills for Life program to the Mornington Peninsula. Your Will is one of the most important documents you sign during your lifetime. It’s the only way to be certain that your possessions and assets go to the people and charities that you care about.
Red Cross has arranged a special offer with local solicitors who will donate their time to prepare a simple Will from $75. This is a great opportunity to make or update your Will! Ian Williamson, National Bequest Manager for Red Cross says “Writing a Will is one of the most important things you will ever do in your lifetime, and yet just under half of Australian adults still do not have one. Most of us work hard to maximise our financial position for retirement, but it’s surprising how many fail to make a Will. What can happen is that someone you don’t even know may end up controlling your estate and prized investments. The Red Cross Wills for Life program has so far helped over 5,000 Australians get their affairs in order with a new or updated Will, and many have confirmed a gift in their Will to Red Cross.” For more information about the Red Cross Community Wills Days, or to make an appointment phone 1800 811 700 or email [email protected]



<![CDATA[Mornington Running Festival and Expo]]> Entries are now open for the 4-5 September 2016 for third running of Mornington Running Festival and Health & Lifestyle Expo. The weekend festival includes a 1km kids dash, 5 and 10km fun run/walk and the popular Half Marathon 21.1km distance.

The Health and Lifestyle Expo will also be back ,bigger and better including exhibitors, seminars, workshops  and games for the whole family. Join us and help us money for our Charity Partner beyondblue.

To Register or further information visit



<![CDATA[Mount Martha Triathlon]]> Mt Martha Sufferfest Festival 2016 Edition has been set a week earlier from the the traditional last Sunday in November to avoid clashes with some other popular races and will be the only race in Victoria. So put down the weekend of 19/20 November 2016 in your calendar.

Entries are now open and with a capacity of only 450 competitors and now becoming a favourite race to do, we anticipate entries to sell fast. Saturday events include TriPups (Kids race) and Enticer Distance . Sunday holds the marquee event the Mornington Sufferfest Triathlon – a 1.9km swim, 90km ride and 21.1km, plus OlyFest and SprintFest Distances.

There are five fantastic events lined up for the whole family. Join us on Saturday, 19 November for our popular TriPups Kids and Enticer Distance for those wanting to get a taste. 

Then Sunday, 20 November is the marquee event the Mornington Sufferfest Long Course Triathlon – a 1.9km swim, 90km ride and 21.1km run along the beautiful Mornington Peninsula, coupled with a , Standard(Olympic) and sprint distance triathlon for those not ready for the long course but want to race on this beautiful course on the Mornington Peninsula!

For further information and to register visit: