What’s on

August

Peridot Theatre Company
August – 11, 12, 16, 17, 18, 19, 23, 24, 25, 26 at 8pm.
Matinees – Sunday 13 & Saturday 19 at 2.15pm.
Twilight – Sunday 20 at 4pm.
Life After George by Hannie Rayson. A compelling drama from the author of Hotel Sorrento. Showing at Unicorn Theatre, Mt.Waverley Secondary College, Lechte Rd. Tickets: $27/$24 Phone 9808 0770 or email tickets@peridot.com.au

Aqualink Postnatal Health
The extremely popular Postnatal Health and Happiness Program at Aqualink Nunawading and Box Hill continues in August, with new six-week courses beginning at both venues. The next postnatal programs will start at Aqualink Nunawading on Wednesday 23 August and Aqualink Box Hill on Thursday 24 August. For more information or to book a place in the program, phone Aqualink Nunawading on 9878 4576 or Aqualink Box Hill on 9898 2099 or visit www.aqualink.com.au

Taralye Market Day 2017
Saturday 26 August from 10am to 3pm. Expect to find pony rides for the kids, live music and wine for the adults, and lots of animals, market stalls ranging from handmade toys and jewellery to cookies and cakes, face painting and more. It’s a great event to pick up your fresh produce and enjoy some fabulous new food stalls.Taralye Market is hosted by Taralye – the oral language centre for deaf children at 137 Blackburn Rd, Blackburn

St Oswald’s – An afternoon at the Opera
Sunday 27th August 2:30pm. St Oswald’s Church, 100 High Street, Glen Iris. Karen van Spall and Adam Miller will perform arias from Carmen by  Bizet, duets by Mozart, a taste of Gershwin and much more. Accompanied by Calvin Bowman. Tickets $30 through trybooking.com. Ticket enquiries to Judy Johnson 9807 7647.

Native culinary plants of Whitehorse
Tuesday 29 August, 7pm-8pm. Whitehorse Centre (Waratah Room), 397 Whitehorse Road, Nunawading. A free presentation this month by an expert in edible garden design will introduce you to the top 10 indigenous bush foods of Whitehorse. Karen Sutherland from Melbourne’s Edible Eden Design would teach people how to grow and use these native herbs. www.culinarybushfoodsofwhitehorse.eventbrite.com.au

September

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John Wood and Julie Nihill

Bakersfield Mist at Whitehorse Centre
Friday 1 September at 8pm (with post-show Q and A) and Saturday September 2 at 2pm and 8pm. Starring the very recognisable and talented TV and stage performers John Wood and Julie Nihill and based on a true story, this is a charming, funny work that asks, ‘is the true value of art in the eyes of the beholder?’. In this sophisticated and clever comedy by Stephen Sachs, Maude, an unemployed bartender, has bought a painting for a few bucks from an op shop. Despite almost trashing it, she now thinks it’s a Jackson Pollock and worth millions. Whitehorse Centre, 397 Whitehorse Road, Nunawading (behind the Civic Centre). Box Office Monday-Friday 10am-4.30pm, phone 9262 6555 or visit www.whitehorsecentre.com.au

Sing Australia Hawthorn invites you to their annual concert
Saturday, September 2 at 2.00pm  St John’s Anglican Church, Burke Rd. Camberwell, 200 meters south of the junction. Sing Australia Hawthorn is one of the largest of the 150 Sing Australia groups in the country, regularly performing at events such as Anzac Day, Victorian Parliament House and Christmas functions, with a specialty of harmony in popular songs. Afternoon tea will be served. Cost $10. Choir of 60 with guest vocal soloist and pipe organ item.  Conductor: Peter Bandy.  Accompanist: Brian Copple

Whitehorse Film Society
Saturday September 2 at 7:45 pm. The Big Short (2015), USA. Four denizens of the world of high=finance predict the credit and housing bubble collapse of the mid-2000s, and decide to take on the big banks for their greed and lack of foresight. Screening at the Willis Room, Whitehorse Civic Centre, Nunawading. Info: www.whitehorse.filmsociety.org.au

Artist in Residence
BHCAC Artist in Residence – Jihye Min, image courtesy artist

BHCAC Artist in Residence Exhibition – Jihye Min
Tuesday 5 September – Sunday 17 September. Jihye Min’s stunning ceramic vessels act as imaginary containers that hold the treasured stories of families who lived at Schwerkolt Cottage.  BHCAC, 470 Station Street, Box Hill.

Waverley Film Society
Wednesday September 13 at 7:45pm Kinky Boots (2005) A British musical comedy of a failing business. St Johns Uniting Church, Virginia Street, Mount Waverley Phone Brett 98073426 www.waverleyfilm.org.au

Whitehorse Heritage Week
14-21 September. Heritage Week explores the fascinating history of the municipality’s schools until the present day. A chance to recall your old school days and relive past memories. Free and low-cost exhibitions and events from 14-21 September, including a day out at the Schwerkolt Cottage Heritage Family Day on 17 September. The full Heritage Week program is available at www.whitehorse.vic.gov.au/HeritageWeek.html

Whitehorse Film Society
Saturday September 16 at 7:45 pm. Rams (2015), Iceland. Ina a remote Icelandic farming valley, two brothers who haven’t spoken in 40 years have to come together in order to save what’s dearest to them – their sheep. A gorgeous, tender and moving film from Iceland which will bring tears to your eyes. Screening at the Willis Room, Whitehorse Civic Centre, Nunawading. Info: www.whitehorse.filmsociety.org.au

Schwerkolt Cottage Heritage Family Day
When: Sunday September 17, 11am-4pm (Activities 11.30am to 3.30pm). BYO picnic and head to Schwerkolt Cottage for a day of fun and laughter. Join in the excitement with old-fashioned games and activities or wander through the Cottage, Museum and Orchard display shed. Refreshments available. Children will enjoy balloon twisting, face painting, pony rides and meeting the Farm Animals and everyone will enjoy the music of Brumbies Bush Band. View the Meccano display, Electric Trains and Vintage Cars. Guided tours of the complex will be available on the hour. Cost: free. Schwerkolt Cottage and Museum Complex, Deep Creek Road, Mitcham. For more information contact the Whitehorse Historical Society Inc. on 9873 4946.

St.Oswald’s – Music from Camberwell Grammar
Sunday September 17 at 2:30 pm. Camberwell Grammar’s finest student musicians present a varied program of chamber music and solo works. St Oswald’s, Glen Iris, 100 High Street, Glen Iris. Tickets available via Trybooking or through Judy Johnson 03 9807 7647.

Camberwell Film Society
Wednesday September 20 at 7:30 pm. Rebecca (1940), USA. Passionate love and romance blend seamlessly with typically Hitchcockian emphases on guilt, sexuality and Gothic horror. The production values are stunning and the cast is excellent, down to the least of the supporting players. Screening at the Old Library, 25 Inglesby Road Camberwell. Info: camberwell.filmsociety.org.au

Gemcraft and mineral show
Gemcraft and mineral show

Waverley Gem Club Exhibition 2017
Saturday and Sunday, 23-24 September, 10 am – 5 pm. The annual Waverley Gem Club Exhibition is being held at the Brandon Park Community Centre  (645 Ferntree Gully Road, behind the Fire Station). The exhibition includes jewellery, gemstones, crystals, rocks, mineral and fossil sales, gemstone identification, fossicking, faceting and silversmith demonstrations, showcases and more. Devonshire teas and a canteen are on site. For further information, please contact Gwen on 0407 512 883.

Nunawading Market – Art, Craft & Produce
Sunday September 24, 9am – 2pm. The Nunawading Market has a comprehensive range of handmade goods from unique art and crafts to fresh produce and delicious gourmet food. Proceeds from the market support the arts throughout the City of Whitehorse. Whitehorse Civic Centre, 379-397 Whitehorse Rd, Nunawading. w: artsnunawading.org.au

Ashburton Artisan Market
Saturday 30 September, 10am – 2pm Speak to the artists and support the crafters at this handmade Market. Copland Room at Ashburton Library, 154 High St, Ashburton. e: acraashburton@gmail.com w: AshyCRA on Facebook

October

Ashburton Probus Celebrates Seniors Week
Wed 11 October, 10am-noon, Ashburton Bowls Club, 1 Samarinda Ave. Visitors welcome. Door prizes, morning tea, entertainment. Ph. Shirley Wighton 0418 730 373. e: alan.wighton@bigpond.com

Camberwell Film Society
Wednesday October 18 7:30 pm. The Secret in their Eyes (2010), Argentina. Benjamin Esposito has spent his entire working life as a criminal court employee. Recently retired and with time on his hands, he decides to write a novel. He does not decide to make up a story. There is no need. He can draw on his own past as a civil servant for a true, moving and tragic story in which he was once very directly involved. Screening at the Old Library, 25 Inglesby Road Camberwell. Info: camberwell.filmsociety.org.au

Nunawading Market – Art, Craft & Produce
Sunday October 22, 9am – 2pm. The Nunawading Market has a comprehensive range of handmade goods from unique art and crafts to fresh produce and delicious gourmet food. Proceeds from the market support the arts throughout the City of Whitehorse. Whitehorse Civic Centre, 379-397 Whitehorse Rd, Nunawading. w: artsnunawading.org.au

St.Oswald’s – Jacquline Porter
Sunday Ocober 22 at 2:30 pm. Much loved Australian soprano Jaqueline Porter, known for her vocal purity and agility, will sing music from opera and oratorio, accompanied by Australia’s keyboard master Calvin Bowman. St Oswald’s, Glen Iris, 100 High Street, Glen Iris. Tickets available via Trybooking or through Judy Johnson 03 9807 7647.

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