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What’s on over Easter

THERE’s plenty of activities, exhibitions and family fun to be had while out and about over the Easter holiday period.

Markets and sales

  • Foster Produce and Craft Market on the morning of Easter Sunday to see over 200 stalls of produce, arts and crafts, plants and food stalls. There is also a train ride available for the children. Entry is $2. Please note that dogs are not permitted.

Art and history

  • THE Sandy Point Easter Art Show will be held at the T P Taylor Community Centre over Easter. The announcement of winners will take place at the opening event on Friday March 25 at 8pm.
  • STOCKYARD Gallery: PCA’s HorseArtsAnzac celebration barbecue will be held at the gallery (corner Main and McDonald streets, Foster) on Easter Saturday beginning at 12 noon. The exhibition is on display daily (closed Good Friday) until April 26.
  • GECKO Studio Gallery: ‘A Survey of Transition’ by Adam Nudelman features landscape paintings from around the Hoddle Range overlooking Wilsons Promontory and Corner Inlet. The exhibition can be viewed daily (over Easter and throughout the holidays) from 10am to 5pm. For further information, phone 5683 2481.
  • FISH Creek Hotel ArtSpaces: An art installation of works in ochre and charcoal by 30+ local artists. Open daily 11.30am until late.
  • FOSTER: the annual Stockyard Quilters Exhibition will be held Easter Saturday (from 10am to 3.30pm) and Easter Sunday (10am to 2pm) at the Foster Museum. Entry $5 (children free) includes entry to the Foster Historical Museum.
  • FOSTER and District Historical Museum: ‘Road to the Prom’ explores the story of the Yanakie settlement and the beginnings of tourism to Wilsons Promontory during the 1950s and 1960s. Open 10am to 4pm Easter Saturday, Easter Sunday and Family entry $10, adults $5pp, concession (senior, pensioner and student 14years+) $4, Children five to 14 years 50 cents, under five years free. The entry fee also includes admission to the Quilters exhibition in Crawford Hall on Saturday and Sunday.
  • THE Toora Pear Party Art Show is open at the Toora Studio Gallery (within the Windmill complex in Stanley Street), until Sunday April 3, when the people’s choice prize will be awarded. Go along and cast your vote for the People’s Choice – to be awarded at the conclusion of the exhibition, which continues Thursday to Sunday from 10am to 4pm. Admission is free.
  • FISH CREEK: Acclaimed artist Linda Gibbs is exhibiting paintings, drawings and studies which reflect the romance and majesty of South Gippsland, at the Fish Creek Memorial Hall over Easter. Pop in to meet the artist and view her work on Good Friday, Easter Saturday and Sunday and Easter Monday. You can preview her work at: www.lindagibbs.com.au

Family fun

  • THE annual ‘Back To’ Charlie Brown’s Picnic Day will take place at Waratah Recreation Reserve on Easter Saturday (March 26) with sandcastle competition from 9am, and entertainment, refreshments and registration at 10am. Doggie Derby, live music, races for boys, girls and adults, and the famous Tug of War. Who will win the Charlie Brown shield this year? The Waratites (villagers and day trippers) or the Parkers (Caravan Park dwellers)?
  • THE Foster Primary School Family Fete will be held on Easter Sunday at the school from 10am to 3pm, with Easter egg hunts, live music, kitchen garden fare, a giant slide, a white elephant stall, rides, and much more. Come in fancy dress and you may just win a prize!
  • WELSHPOOL: The Beloka Easter Sheepdog Trials will be held at Beloka Kelpie Stud, South Gippsland Highway, on Easter Saturday and Sunday. Trials City Slickers, Novelty events Easter egg hunt and obedience challenges. Free instinct testing. Gate entry by donation. Camping available for $10. For further info, visit www.belokakelpies.com
  • MEENIYAN: The Meeniyan Red Cross will be holding a Money Mile outside of the IGA in Meeniyan on Easter Saturday as part of the group’s efforts to raise money during Red Cross Calling Month (March). Go along to Whitelaw Street (the main road) in Meeniyan and add your coins to the Money Mile.
  • THE final meet for the Stony Creek Racing Club’s current season will be the Community Race Day, to be held on Easter Tuesday (March 29), with the first race beginning at 1.30pm, and the last at 5pm. This family-friendly day will offer free kids games and activities from Kelly’s Sports, an Easter egg hunt, a balloon artist and face painting. Bring along a picnic and enjoy a great day of country racing. Admission $10. For further details, see page 26.
  • Music
  • TOM Chalko will be performing at the Mt Best Community Hall Easter Saturday (March 26) at 4pm. The classical guitarist will be playing a selection of pieces by famous composers and his own compositions. Doors open at 4pm for a 4.30pm start. Entry: $10 for non-members and $5 for members. Proceeds will go towards hall maintenance and improvements. Light refreshments available at 6pm. For bookings and enquiries contact Tessy on 5681 6329 or 0428 595 699, or email tessyames@bigpond.com
  • MANNA Gum Community House, (corner Court Street and Station Road, Foster): Goody Two Shoes will be performing at the House on Easter Saturday from 11am to 12.30pm. Entry by gold coin donation. Enjoy lots of great guitar, melodic singing and a varied repertoire.

Sport

  • THE Alberton Football Netball League commences their 2016 season over Easter with a bumper round one which includes a night game at Foster between the Tigers and Fish Creek.

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