Take off your shoes and bowl

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Mount Eliza Bowling Club is conveniently located in Canadian Bay Rd, next to The Village shopping precinct, and barefoot bowls is held from 5.30-7.30 pm on most Friday evenings from November to March. Don’t worry if you’ve never played before because club members are on hand to provide assistance for those who are inexperienced.

The cost is $10 per person for the two-hour session, and children under 12 can have a go for free. You can also purchase a season pass for only $50 if you wish to come along regularly. Drinks are available from the bar at members’ prices and you can bring your own food if you wish.

For further details, please contact Ken on 0417 551 873, and mention this ad to get one free session valued at $10 during November. And for private functions, please contact Mandy on 0490 164 091.

MOUNT ELIZA BOWLING CLUB

A: 90-100 Canadian Bay Rd, Mt Eliza

W: mtelizabowlingclub.com.au

FB: mtelizabowlingclub

 

Friendly club in a gorgeous setting

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Flinders Golf Bowls Club is a small and friendly club in a beautiful private setting surrounded by gardens and birds at the bottom of Bass St.

The club will be hosting Twilight Bowls every Friday night from 5-7pm (weather permitting) from November until the end of February.  Green fees are just $10 a head, which includes the supply of bowls, while children under 13 can come along and play for free.

As well as a licensed bar, the club has an undercover barbecue that’s available for visitors to use, so why not bring a sausage, a steak or a tofu burger and enjoy your dinner on the sundeck under shade umbrellas.

For more information, call Sue on 0409 972 306 or email [email protected]

FLINDERS BOWLS CLUB

A: Bass St, Flinders

W: flindersgolfclub.com.au/cms/bowls/about/about/

FB: flindersbowlsclub

 

A warm welcome awaits

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What better way to enjoy a balmy summer evening than getting together with family and friends for a game of lawn bowls. From 5-8pm every Friday between December and February, Dromana Bowls Club is inviting members of the public to try their hand at this hugely popular sport in a friendly, relaxed environment.

For just $5 for each adult, the club will provide suitable loan bowls and free basic coaching — all you need to bring is soft, flat-soled shoes such as sneakers. Bare feet are fine too. Children are especially welcome to have a go — there’s no charge for under-13s — as long as they’re under adult supervision, and the club even has small children’s bowls for them to use.

No bookings are required unless you’re part of a group of 12 or more adults, and there’s drinks, hamburgers, sausages, dim sims and other hot finger food available. Look for the signs on Latrobe Pde to direct you to the club, where a warm welcome awaits.

DROMANA BOWLS CLUB

A: 1 Stawell St, Dromana

W: dromanabowlsclub.com.au

FB: dromanabowls

Connect with community at end-of-year gala

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Leading events company Agency83 is hosting an end-of-year celebration that will see the year out on high note.

To be held on November 30, this event will be one of a kind locally and will include dinner, drinks, first-class entertainment acts, blow-up photo booths, dancing and so much more.

Looking to connect with other Peninsula businesses and community members? Wanting to take your clients to an end-of-year event you can be sure will set the tone for ongoing relationships into 2019?

Celebrate your team with a fully organised event that will be a showstopper and say thanks for the support they have provided in 2018.

Rhiannon Pilton, the director of Agency83 and a familiar face from events such as our region’s business awards, hopes that with the support of the community, Agency83 will raise an incredible $5000 for a motor neurone disease charity and deliver on its ambitions of support.

Tickets are strictly limited, so do not miss your chance to attend this showstopper event. Tickets will be available via agency83.com.au

Mornington primed for Peninsula Cup

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One of the most popular race days of the year, Ladbrokes Peninsula Cup Day returns to Mornington on Sunday, November 4.

Featuring an eight-race card spearheaded by the $80,000 Ladbrokes Peninsula Cup (1600m), Mornington Racecourse is ready to shine with a variety of hospitality options, from the sit-down five-course all-inclusive menu in the Gunnamatta Restaurant, to the lively three-course menu in the Silver Bounty Lounge, to the ever-popular Highview Accounting Cider Marquee in the premium trackside location.

Fashion-forward racegoers should make a beeline for the Main Street Mornington Style Stakes competition, which will see winners nab a $1000 prize. Ladies, lads, squads and over-35s can enter the digital photography studio for their chance at being crowned and taking home the prize. 

Live music on the main stage, a silent disco and kids’ activities will keep the whole family entertained across the day. 

Tickets are available at mrc.racing.com

Wonderful Peninsula art, food and fun

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The Somers Arts Fair will be held in the beautiful coastal village of Somers on Sunday, October 28. It is Somers Primary School’s most important annual fundraising event and was established in 2003 to highlight the wealth of talented artists on the Peninsula.

Come along and participate in a variety of creative workshops in the new ‘craft alley’, or simply relax and be entertained by a diverse line-up of talented musicians. This year’s acts include Reilly Stapleton, Franjapan and Manorism.

At 2pm the main event of the day — the art auction — takes place featuring beautiful artwork by renowned artists. The totem poles are a distinctive feature of the auction, with many local artists creating these highly sought after artworks. 

Throughout the day there will be a variety of gourmet foods and homemade cakes on offer, as well as Peninsula wine, beer and cider, great coffee, and many country fair activities including children’s games, rides, a range of craft market stalls and more. For details, go to somersartsfair.com


Five-course treat for the senses 

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With many ticket options to the VineHop Saturday selling out quickly, attention is turning to the Peninsula VineHop Festival’s foodie-focused PostHop Sunday Session on Sunday, November 18. With a chilled-out vibe, the PostHop Sunday Session will be a five-course food and drink pairing at Hickinbotham of Dromana, with a focus on great food, an array of Peninsula beverages and entertainment from Kylie Auldist from the Bamboos.

Event organiser Lisa MacGregor said everyone attending the session will be given a ‘Degustation Passport’ entitling them to a five-course picnic-style lunch to enjoy at their leisure throughout the day. “Each course has been specifically matched with a premium Peninsula beer, wine or cider, which can be purchased on the day,” said Lisa. Passport holders can opt for vegetarian options or indulge in the following menu: 

 A selection of three Boatshed cheeses, served with crackers (can be GF) matched with Hickinbotham Estate Merlot or a Mornington Peninsula Brewery VinAle;

 Grilled fish taco, corn tortilla with shredded cabbage, lime-marinated corn, spring onion, pineapple, salsa and chilli mayo (GF) matched with Hickinbotham Estate Pinot Gris or a Red Hill Brewery Wheat Beer; 

 Chicken and chorizo paella (GF) matched with Hickinbotham Estate Tempranillo Joven or a Hix Pale Ale; 

 Asian-style pork belly skewers served with slaw (GF) matched with Hickinbotham Estate Pinot Rose or a Ten Sixty One Cider; or, 

 Chocolate brownie served with caramel sauces and cream (can be GF) matched with Hickinbotham Estate Noble Sauvignon Blanc or a Hix Barley Wine. 

Venture Bus Lines is providing buses to the session from Seaford North Recreation Reserve, 50 Railway Pde, Seaford; Mornington Primary School, 9 Vale St, Mornington; Dromana Recreation Reserve, 47 Pier St, Dromana; and Olympic Park Recreation Reserve, 80 Besgrove St, Rosebud. 

Get your tickets at vinehopfestival.com.au


Celebrate cinema this November in Rosebud By Liz Rogers

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Looking for something to do mid-November to relax before the end-of-year rush? Then pencil in November 16, 17 and 18 for an artistically inspired escape to Peninsula Cinemas Rosebud. This full of atmosphere cinema will be hosting its 20th annual film festival over three days and you’re in for a fabulous selection of films to laugh, cry and squirm to.

The Peninsula Cinemas Rosebud film festival is a great opportunity to view pre-release foreign language, arthouse and mainstream movies made for all tastes. There’ll be activities, prizes and all sorts of entertainment once you walk through the doors of this cherished cinema where art and history merge marvellously to create something very special. 

Peninsula Cinemas Rosebud is available for birthday party hire, group bookings, hosting fundraising events or for the luxury of a private screening throughout the year. Annual memberships are available for seniors, family tickets and Cheap Tuesdays offer great discounts, while purchasing in bulk for end-of-year corporate events brings great rewards — and a lot of fun too. 

Don’t miss out on an opportunity to indulge in worldwide entertainment this November. Festival opening night commences at 7.30pm with a wine-tasting. Full festival ticket includes all films, a goodie bag, the opening night wine-tasting and Saturday lunch for $100. 

PENINSULA CINEMAS ROSEBUD

A: Rosebud Pde, Rosebud

T: 5981 2555

W: peninsulacinemas.com.au

FB: PeninsulaCinemas

INSTA: peninsulacinemas

Get your tastebuds ready!

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Mornington Main Street Festival is bringing you a huge range of food vendors and wineries this October. With seven performance areas, stages, roving entertainment and children’s activities, it is a fun day out for all ages.

Quarry Mountain Dead Rats have joined the line-up with SugaTree, The Midweyers, Malcura, Joel Reed and Them Blues Cats, Super Saloon, Diddy Reyes 59' Rockers, The Vibraphonic Orchestra, Sam O’Connell, Mat Katsis and Eric Parker, to name just a few.  

Spend the day or just a couple of hours enjoying treats from across the Peninsula and beyond. Indulge in some old favourites, including The Flying Calamari Bros, DOC, Nica Tacos, and The Rocks Mornington, as well as new ones such as The Avocado Hut or Far Out Falafels. Don't forget to save room for dessert with lots of treats for you in store. Browse a wide range of handcraft stalls, including OMG SeaGlass Designs, Tenae Lily or Whimsical By Nature, and pick up something unique to take home.

Enjoy the Gloriana Pin-Up Queen 2018 competition, face painting, animal farm, Little Shop of Horrors characters and mascots, Casey Grammar School, Osbourne Primary, Mornington Secondary, the animals from Magical Mountain, Dudlee Djembe, J Step Dance, and Mornington Peninsula Libraries craft-making. 

Some of the Peninsula’s top wineries, including Bittern Estate, Chirping Bird Wines, Dromana Estate, Elan Vineyard & Winery, Rebello Wines, Stumpy Gully Vineyard, T'Gallant Winemakers, Underground Winemakers and Yabby Lake, will showcase their vintages, which you’ll be able to taste, buy by the glass or take home. Ten Sixty One ciders will also be available.

This not-for-profit community event is only able to take place due to the support of Mornington Peninsula Shire Council and generous sponsors such as The Grand Mornington, EastLink, Mornington Peninsula Magazine and others that all help either financially or in kind to make the festival such a success. 

Mornington Main Street Festival will be held on Sunday, October 21, from 11am-5pm. For more details, visit mainstreetfestival.com.au


Exhibitions reflect McClelland’s diversity

 Annette Warner’s  Atlas of Memory: (re)visualising Gordon Ford’s natural Australian garden  2018, installation view. Photo: Christian Capurro.

Annette Warner’s Atlas of Memory: (re)visualising Gordon Ford’s natural Australian garden 2018, installation view. Photo: Christian Capurro.

McClelland Sculpture Park+Gallery, celebrated as the home of Australian sculpture with a wide-ranging collection of more than 100 sculptures, comprises 8ha of designed landscape and vast areas of indigenous bushland. The McClelland restaurant serves delicious and inventive dishes using locally sourced produce from the Mornington Peninsula, offering al fresco dining and events. 

McClelland’s exhibition program focuses on the development of modern sculpture and various forms of spatial practice, and encourages contemporary artists to develop and address challenging issues current in Australia and a global context. 

Atlas of Memory: (re)visualising Gordon Ford’s natural Australian garden presents research by Annette Warner, School of Ecosystems & Forest Sciences, University of Melbourne. The exhibition comprises diverse archival material relating to the influential practice of mid to late 20th century landscape designer Gordon Ford. Ford was recently recognised as a person of national significance for his contribution to an Australian naturalistic approach to landscape design. Historically he is linked to the development of the Eltham creative movement and significant figures such as the architect Alistair Knox, photographer Sue Ford and other well‐known artists, writers and designers of this time.

Also showing is the exhibition Black Paintings, by Karingal-based artist Sanné Mestrom, which presents a series of free-standing woollen tapestries on steel frames accompanied by a suite of gouache paintings. The works celebrate the textural qualities of the painting surface while referencing art history and craft traditions.

Both exhibitions are on until November 11.

MCCLELLAND SCULPTURE PARK+GALLERY

A: 390 McClelland Drive, Langwarrin

T: 9789 1671

W: mcclellandgallery.com


Indigenous arts in the Top End By Liz Rogers

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Indigenous artist and Baluk Arts operations co-ordinator Tallara Gray has just returned from this year’s Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair, held in the Northern Territory in August, on a high. This was her second year at the fair, which she says “felt so different from last year when my eyes were wide open with wonder”.

“This year I knew what to expect, although it was much bigger and there was more to see. It was a whirlwind but amazing.”

The first DAAF was held in 2007 and included 16 Aboriginal-owned incorporated art centres. In its 12th year, 2018’s DAAF was filled with artist workshops and demonstrations, artist talks, Indigenous food experiences, cultural performances and story-telling and coincided with such events as the National Indigenous Music Awards. More than 2000 Indigenous artists from across Australia were showcased with 100 per cent of revenue going back to remote communities.

As a descendant of the Yadhaigana people of Cape York, Tallara understands how important it is to ethically promote and support the artwork of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art centres. She explains. “DAAF shows that we are a diverse people sharing our culture and that Aboriginal people in urban areas have a different artistic response. Baluk Arts is one of only two art centres from Victoria represented at the fair. This year there were four of us on the Baluk Arts stall. I took my jewellery made from natural materials, including kelp and river reed, sculptures and mixed media work and had a great response. I make all my work through Baluk Arts to ensure it is consumed ethically.”

This Frankston resident and Fine Art graduate from the Queensland University of Technology has been making art for as long as she can remember. She currently has work on show at The Gallery at Bayside Arts & Cultural Centre as part of the Freshwater/Saltwater exhibition, and at 25 she’s one of the youngest Indigenous artists to attend DAAF.

Top stuff, Tallara. The only way is up.

 

Exhibitions reflect McClelland’s diversity

 Annette Warner,  Atlas of Memory: (re)visualising Gordon Ford’s natural Australian garden  installation view. Photo: Christian Capurro.

Annette Warner, Atlas of Memory: (re)visualising Gordon Ford’s natural Australian garden installation view. Photo: Christian Capurro.

McClelland Sculpture Park+Gallery, celebrated as the home of Australian sculpture with a wide-ranging collection of more than 100 sculptures, comprises 8ha of designed landscape and vast areas of indigenous bushland. The exhibition program focuses on the development of modern sculpture and various forms of spatial practice, and encourages contemporary artists to develop and address challenging issues current in Australia and a global context.

The exhibition Black Paintings, by Karingal-based artist Sanné Mestrom, presents a series of free-standing woollen tapestries on steel frames accompanied by a suite of gouache paintings. The works celebrate the textural qualities of the painting surface and reference a series of canvases by American artist Frank Stella from the 1960s. Stella’s Black Paintings occupy a pivotal place in art history, and embody many of the contradictory impulses within late modernist artistic practice. As endearing objects encountered in the gallery space, Mestrom’s tapestries act as mirrors, not for reality but for the viewer’s self as a curious and complex perceptual being.

Also showing, Annette Warner’s Atlas of Memory: (re)visualising Gordon Ford’s natural Australian garden presents research by Annette Warner, School of Ecosystems & Forest Sciences, University of Melbourne. The exhibition comprises diverse archival material relating to the influential practice of mid to late 20th century landscape designer Gordon Ford. Ford was recently recognised as a person of national significance for his contribution to an Australian naturalistic approach to landscape design. Historically he is linked to the development of the Eltham creative movement and significant figures such as the architect Alistair Knox, photographer Sue Ford and other well‐known artists, writers and designers of this time.

Both exhibitions are on until November 11.

MCCLELLAND SCULPTURE PARK+GALLERY

A: 390 McClelland Drive, Langwarrin

T: 9789 1671

W: mcclellandgallery.com