ROYAL Standard Hotel, Toora: Drop in to enjoy specials on Melbourne Cup Day.
FISH Creek Hotel: Watch the big race on the big screen (4m x 2m). TAB facilities.
Flower Show & Garden Walks
- THE Welshpool Spring Flower Show and plant sale will open at 1.30pm to 5pm on Friday Oct 30 with official opening at around 2pm by Welshpool Primary School principal Gabbi Boyd. The show will also be open on Saturday October 31from 10am to 4.30pm. Admission $3, children free. A great selection of plants will be available at the plant stall. Refreshments will also be available.
- FIVE gardens and a commercial kitchen garden will be open on Saturday October 31 in Meeniyan. A map and ticket to all (for $10 with proceeds going to the Meeniyan Progress Association) will be available on the day at the Meeniyan Hall between 10am and 3pm.
- THREE Fish Creek gardens will be open on Saturday October 31 from 10.30am for admission of $10 with proceeds going to Prom Country Aged Care: the garden of Colin and Eileen Bell and 1780 Meeniyan-Promontory Road; up a little way up the road at the garden of Cor and Nelly Van Dyk at 1965 Meeniyan-Promontory Road, and at Tim and Christine McLean’s property at 105 Stewarts Road. Light lunch provided. For further info call Nelly on 5683 2393 or Chris on 5683 2370.
- TWO beautiful Fish Creek gardens will be open to enjoy on Sunday November 1 from 1pm onward: Les and Beryl Jones’ on the corner of Boys and Carnegies roads and the second at 140 Carnegies Rd at Frank and Nadia Stefani’s. Afternoon tea is provided with the entry fee of $5 and proceeds will go to the South Gippsland Hospital. Door prizes are on offer as well as sale plants at affordable prices. Come along and support this worthy cause. Children have free entry. Enquiries to Nadia on 5683 2385.
- RAYWOOD Open Garden, 22 Ameys Track, Foster. Heather and Ivan Ray will open their garden to the public from 10am to 12 noon on Monday November 2 to raise funds for Breast Cancer research. This Pink Ribbon fundraiser is just $10 entry, which includes admission, morning tea, a chance at lucky door prizes. Prize for ‘Pretty in Pink.’ Raffle tickets will be available.
- A MELBOURNE Cup Day barbecue will be held on November 3 in beautiful gardens at 1780 Meeniyan – Promontory Road, Fish Creek (opposite the Celia Rosser Gallery) from 11am onwards. Dress up for the fashion parade, stroll in the gardens, have a flutter. Entry $15pp. BYO salad or dessert, drinks, glass and chair. Sponsored by the Catholic communities of Fish Creek, Foster and Toora. For further information call Eileen or Ben on 0432 219 559.
- THE South Coast Boardriders Club is holding a Registration Day on Sunday November 1 between 10am to 12 noon. Those who sign up on the day will receive a showbag containing lots of surf-related goodies and a $10 discount on membership fees per family ($5 single).
- GECKO Studio Gallery, 15 Falls Road, Fish Creek: ‘Ad Wer,’ is a body of work by Tommy Pau on constellations used by eastern Torres Strait Islanders. The body of work is lino prints relating to eastern Torres Strait astronomy. Open Thursday to Monday inclusive from 10am to 5pm.
- STOCKYARD Gallery and Gift Shop: Foster Photography Club Exhibition and Sale: Close to 70 photographs representing the work of 16 members of the Foster Photography Club are on display in the club’s annual exhibition and sale at Stockyard Gallery. Open daily from 10am to 4pm. Admission is free.
- ‘BENEATH the Waves’ – Wilsons Promontory National Marine Park’s spectacular underwater wilderness will be revealed by scientists at a special free event hosted by Parks Victoria on Saturday October 31 from 7pm at Tidal River. See some of the amazing footage and hear about current and future research. Bookings essential by calling 1800 350 552.
- THE Peppercorn Tree will be presented by FAMDA on Friday October 30, Saturday 31, and Sunday November 1 at the Foster War Memorial Arts Centre Book tickets online a www.famda.org.au , call 0435 535 867 or purchase at Main Street Revelations, Foster.
Animals in action
- THE Working Dog Championships will take place at Beloka Kelpies, South Gippsland Highway, Welshpool on Saturday October 31 and Sunday November 1 with two full days of events to keep everyone entertained. Camping and catering optional. For full details, see Page 4.
- MEET Azure Sea as she rides to raise funds for the Lighthouse Foundation (which assists homeless youth). You can see Azure and Roxy off at Welshpool at 9am on Saturday, have morning tea with them at Toora just after 10am or lunch at Foster at noon. They will be at Fish Creek on Sunday at 10am, Buffalo at noon and Meeniyan around 2pm, where Azure will auction off her Lighthouse T-shirt. Donations are welcome on the day and tax receipts available or visit www.give.everydayhero.com/au/hoofbeats-for-homes
- COME to Coal Creek Korumburra to celebrate Halloween with Trick or Treat, Ghost Train Rides, Psychic Medium Reading, Mini Ghost Tour and much more. Free activities include Best Dressed competition, face painting, Monster Disco Bash, fire twirling and lots more. Visit www.coalcreekvillage.com.au or call 5655 1811.
Markets & Garage Sales
- THE Promontory Home Produce & Craft Market will be held at the Foster Showgrounds on Sunday morning, November 2. See over 200 stalls with an amazing range of goods on offer.
- SEE listings of garage sales on Pages 24 & 25 of this week’s Foster Mirror.
- THE official opening of The Green Patch Nursery at 140 Whitelaw Street, Meeniyan will take place from 10am to 3pm on Saturday October 31. See article page 9 for further information.
- RETRO clothing and collectibles will be available at the new Mauzie & Frank’s Vintage Luxe at 27 Victoria Street, Toora (in the old Scout Hall). Opens Saturday through to Tuesday from 10am to 5pm. See Page 7 for further details.
- FOSTER Historical Museum (including The ‘South Gippsland at War 194 – 1918’ exhibition) will be open Saturday, Sunday and Tuesday from 11am to 3pm on Saturday and Sunday.
- THE Port Welshpool & District Maritime Museum will be open on Saturday, Sunday and Tuesday from 11am to 4pm. Other times can be arranged by calling Dave on 5688 1220. Located at the corner of Turnbull and Townsend streets, the museum a diverse range of exhibits.