If you’re in the Dandenong Ranges for the weekend why not spend some time in the Eastern Dandenong Ranges Hills region. The Cockatoo Country Market is on today, Saturday 3rd from 9am – 2pm. The market is nestled in the Alma Treloar Reserve, a beautiful spot to picnic, with play areas and lots of shade to enjoy fresh locally grown made produce and fare you can buy at the market. https://www.facebook.com/groups/1699826886908111/
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September School Holiday activities – so much to enjoy now Spring is here. Great for all the family is a picnic at Emerald Lake Park or Cardinia Reservoir, a visit to Kurth Kiln or Emerald Museum, the Tesselaar Tulip Festival, Children’s Festival Mt Dandenong, Emerald, walks & bicycle trails through Wrights Forest, Gembrook & Cockatoo Markets, and fishing and mini golf at Macclesfield Trout Farm.
Country Fun, Car & Bike Show & Spring Concert St Pauls Country Fair Sep 12, 12 – 6pm 59 Moores Rd Monbulk, Monbulk Car & Bike Show Sunday 13, 10 – 4pm, Main St Monbulk, Celtic Concert at St.Cuthberts Menzies Creek from 1pm. See our Facebook Page for all the details.
Open Stage at the Gem Community Theatre – Saturday Sept 5
Are you a budding actor, fire-breather, belly-dancer, singer, comedian, poet, or if you just want to test out your latest guitar piece in front of an audience – this is the event for you. If you’re not a performer yourself, why not come along and be part of the audience? Bring some friends and make an evening of it.
If you’d like to perform call Carol on (03) 5968 6720 or just turn up and register your interest when you arrive. The Gem Community Arts Centre, 19 Kilvington Drive, Emerald, Victoria 3782
Performers $3 | Audience $5 – no audience bookings required www.gemcoplayers.org
Puffing Billy Dinner Dance Train
25% discount per person off the regular price when you book online. See the website for more details. Train departs from Puffing Billy’s Belgrave Station, 1 Old Monbulk Road at 7.00pm. Please ensure you arrive at least 20 minutes prior to the departure time. Time 7.00pm departure returning 11.30pm Cost $93pp, 3 course meal Bookings www.puffingbilly.com.au Tel 9757 0700
The Emerald Arts Society Portraits of Emerald is on until the end of August. 44 artworks, all portraits of local people and places in Emerald have been captured in a variety of mediums from charcoal to pastels, watercolours and photography. The artworks are displayed in shop windows throughout Emerald. Trail guides are available from the Emerald Newsagent or download here. Portraits of Emerald Trail Guide
It’s Market Day in Emerald from 9am – 3pm. Over 50 stalls outdoor and indoor including plants, bread, pastries & cakes, food, music, clothing, jewellery, giftware & home wares, jams & condiments and a whole lot more. Come and visit the oldest township in the Dandenongs, buy your picnic goodies at the market and walk or drive down to beautiful Emerald Lake to enjoy. It’s a short walk from the Market and Emerald Lake to the Emerald Museum & Nobelius Heritage Garden, also open today from 1.30 – 4pm.
Emerald Pave festival – The Performing And Visual arts in Emerald, better known as the PAVE Festival runs from April 9-19. With over 200 performers and artists, PAVE offers something for every taste, age, ability and interest. Check out what’s on offer www.pave.org.au