TAKE the time over Easter to explore what’s on in South Gippsland. With music, food, wine, art, markets, garage sales, picnics, processions, sheep dog trials and racing of horses and billy carts, everyone in the family will find something to enjoy.
STOCKYARD Gallery, corner of Main and McDonald streets, Foster is displaying an exhibition entitled ‘Drawing from Falls Road’ –a group exhibition of drawings in various mediums of subjects not ordinarily seen depicted in an artful style. An opening event will be held on Thursday April 5 from 5pm to 7pm. The gallery is open daily from 10am to 4pm and can be contacted on 5682 1125 for further information.
MEENIYAN Art Gallery is hosting the works of Wayne Milner over Easter and until April 26. Entitled ‘The Tree House Series – A Celebration of Life’, it is a feel-good exhibition of paintings which are colourful and quirky. The gallery is located at 84 Whitelaw Street, Meeniyan and is open weekdays 10am to 4pm and over the weekend from 11am to 5pm. Call 5664 0101 for further information.
GECKO Studio Gallery is currently exhibiting the diverse works of Freestone Press Printmakers, of Briagolong, which will continue during Easter. The Gallery is located at 15 Falls Road, Fish Creek and can be contacted on 5683 2481 and is open Thursday to Monday from 10am to 5pm.
THE Sandy Point Art Show will be held at the T. P. Taylor Hall, from Saturday through to Monday, from 10am to 5pm each day. Admission is free and this event promises to be even bigger and better than before, with paintings, sculpture and photography on show. Prue Fleming, Corner Inlet Citizen of the Year 2012, will be officially opening the Art Show on Saturday at 2pm.
STOCKYARD Quilters are holding a quilt exhibition at Foster Museum, Main Street, Foster (opposite Pearl Park) on Saturday from 10am to 4pm.
THE annual Rotary Art Show at Yarram opens Friday at 7pm and continues Saturday and Sunday 10am to 7pm and Monday 10am to 3pm.
THE Promontory Home Produce and Craft Market will be held on Sunday at the Foster Showgrounds from early morning onwards. There will be around 250 stalls with arts, crafts, plants, food, and there’s even a train ride for the children.
THE Port Albert Foreshore Market will be held on Sunday at Rutters Park, Port Albert, from 8am onwards.
THE Tarwin Lower Craft/Treasure Market will be held on Monday from 9am to 2pm at the Tarwin Lower Memorial Hall, Riverside Drive, Tarwin Lower.
THE Yarram Market will be held on Saturday from 8am at the Guide and Scout Hall, corner Commercial and Church roads and a Monster Market at the Yarram Recreation Reserve from 8am on Monday.
CHECK out The Mirror’s ‘Classifieds’ section for details of garage sales in the area.
Eat and drink
THE Toora Lions are putting on the Lions Biggest Barbecue on Easter Saturday at Sagasser Park, Toora, from 11.30am onwards, to support childhood cancer research. Enjoy a snag or hamburger knowing that all proceeds raised will go to the Childhood Cancer Research Foundation.
ENJOY Easter Sunday lunch at Waratah Hills Vineyard, Fish Creek, with an Italian inspired menu and decadent dessert. Places are limited so book ahead on 5683 2441. Adults $45 (inc. glass of wine). Children $15. Enjoy the beautiful surrounds and join in the Easter egg hunt. Waratah Hills Vineyard will be open Easter Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 11am to 4pm.
Events and Activities
STONY Creek Easter Carnival Race Day will be held on Sunday. Adults $20, con. $16, child 17 and under free if accompanied by an adult. Visit www.scrc.com.au for further information.
THE Victoria Utility Championship Sheep Dog Trials will be held on Saturday, Sunday and Monday at 5845 South Gippsland Highway, Welshpool. See article in this edition of The Mirror for details. Camping available. Call Paul Macphail on 0418 335 306 or visit belokakelpies.com for further information.
A BILLY cart derby will be held at the Waratah Bay Caravan Park on Sunday. For further information, contact Jim Harry, manager of the Caravan Park, on 5684 1339.
THE Tidal River Open Space Project monthly walk will take walkers through the Lilly Pilly Gully and will begin at 9.30am on Sunday at the Lilly Pilly carpark, Wilson’s Promontory National Park. For further information call Dana on 0427 808 540.
THE annual ‘Back To’ Charlie Brown’s Family Picnic Day will be held on Saturday at Waratah Bay, meet on the beach at 9.30am to start building sandcastles at 10am. Great food and music from 11am. Registration for fun family events including famous Tug of War at 10.30am, with the action starting at 12 noon at the Gale Street car park and playground. For further information, call Joan on 5684 1434.
THE Franklin Downs Music Festival will be held on Saturday at Dorans Road, Toora, 12 noon until midnight. Entertainment from Willy Golightly, Al Green, Geoff Sparks, Fox Road, Oliver Clark, The Frantics, Tim and Jacquie Green, Leon Green, Tiffany Jade, Chris ‘Cool’ Riddell and Imogen Whittaker. Entry $25 adults ($15 con),under 15s free. Proceeds to World Vision and Prom Country Aged Care Building Fund. Camping available. BYO chairs, drinks and food. For information phone Tim on 0434 305 516 / Leon 0434 569 110 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
COAL Creek’s ‘Music at the Creek’ on Easter Sunday will feature family games and activities, a lucky door prize, the Easter Bunny, and an giant Easter egg hunt along with entertainment by six local acts playing live by the lake: Marty Box, Serenity, After The Beep, Beggs To Differ, Willy Golightly and Psycho Wombat. Events from 2pm to 8pm, food, wine and soft drinks available or bring a picnic. Free admission.. The Park is open from 10am until 4.30pm every day, There will be hot cross buns on Good Friday, Easter egg painting and bonnet making on Saturday, a Ghost tour on Saturday evening and a church service on Easter Sunday at 10.30am. To book the ghost tour or for further information call 56551811 or go to www.coalcreekvillage.com.au
THE official opening of the 40th Tarra Festival will be held in Memorial Park, Yarram on Friday from 2pm to 4pm with free entry. Enjoy entertainment, face painting, food, drinks and an Easter egg hunt. Pick up a program listing all the fun of the three day festival or visit www.tarrafestival.com.au
AS part of the Tarra Festival, a Street Procession will begin at 11am on Saturday in Commercial Road, Yarram.
TOUR de Tarwin festivities begin on Friday at the Riverview Hotel, Tarwin Lower at 7pm. Enjoy a Long Table sausage size, raffle and many other events. Be sure to visit www.tourdetarwin.com.au for all the details.