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PROM COAST FESTIVAL


MARCH 15 – 17, 2019

HERE’Ssome of what’s on over this Festival weekend.

If you like reading and discussing books you might like to check out Foster Library’s entertainment on Friday 15th.  The morning is the children’s story time “The Great Outdoors” and later in the day the adults gather for “Between the Covers” book discussion.

You’re all invited to the official Opening Ceremony at Foster War Memorial Arts Centre (FWMAC) at 6.00pm on Friday.  The Honourable Jane Garrett MP, Member for Eastern Victoria and Parliamentary Secretary for Jobs will be the opening speaker.  Come, have a glass of wine and celebrate the opening of the Festival.

After the Opening Ceremony the lucky members of the public who remembered to book will see the FAMDA production of “The Vicar of Dibley”.  Or you can head down to Sandy Point for their Music Club presentation “Spectrum”.  On the way through Fish Creek if you take your time when passing the Fish Creek Hotel, you’ll see the light projection “The Endless See”.  If you don’t want to move out of Foster the Rhythm Café is featuring Allan Johnson the One Man Rock and Roll Party, you’ll need to book for this.

There is so much happening on Saturday 16th the fun will be deciding what you will see and do.  The Farmer’s Market will be in its usual place from 8am and then if you want to sit, eat and enjoy music you can wander across to the P J Wilson reserve to enjoy the Prom Coast Festival Picnic, this runs from 11am to 3pm.  If you’re in Toora or passing through earlier in the morning call in to the Toora Hall and talk with the Family History Group and grab a cuppa.

Gurney’s Cidery have tours starting at 10am so if you’re heading to Foster from Fish Creek call in there on the way.  Prom Coast History will be featured at the Foster Museum from 1.30.  “Potoroos, Bandicoots and Quolls” exhibition opens at The Yep Gallery at 2.00pm.  The Big Book Club at Manna Gum House featuring authors Christian White and John Tesarsch is on from 3.00 with a cuppa and some of Juneen’s munchies.

Later on Saturday you have a choice of Souly Us @ Rhythm Café, Wiggy’s on the Green for a degustation dinner at the Foster Golf Club, Waratah Hills Vineyard presents the Lady of the Swamp a musical interpretation of the story and Lyrebird Arts present Melbourne SKA Orchestra at the FWMAC.  And if you’re out Toora or Welshpool way the Welshpool Hall committee are having a Rock and Roll Night starting at 7pm.

We hope you have a good sleep on Saturday night because the fun starts all over again at Fish Creek on Sunday 17th   Start the day with a long walk with TROS, then head into Fish Creek to the Makers Market from 9-3.  The Prom Coast Festival Children’s Literature Day starts at 10 and goes through until 4 with so much for the kids to do there isn’t space to list it here.  Go to the Festival website for the full schedule.

Fish Creek Community Gardens will hold a “Bruschetta Garden Graze” at the Rail Trail Garden from 11am.  Gurney’s Cidery has another tour of the cidery if you missed out on Saturday. Wildlife Cruises are running two special trips and you need to go to the website to book.  The Prom Coast Community Bake-Off is in the Fish Creek Hall Supper Room from 1.30 and there will be lots of fun eating the yummy goods that were entered in the competition.

Up at Agnes Falls the Friends are having an open day at the Scenic Reserve with a sausage sizzle and they’ll be there from 10.30.  As you come back through Foster look in at the RSL for the presentation by Lise Rodgers “Getting Dressed with Jane” starts at 1pm.  And finally, at St Joseph’s Catholic Church at 5pm two of Australia’s finest young classical musicians will be performing, look for it on our website and book.After all that I think we’ll all need a nice cuppa and a big sleep.  Don’t say we don’t give you plenty to choose from. Visit the website www.
promcoastfestival.org to see it all and book where you need to book.

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