26th July 2013 CURRENT EXHIBITIONS Smartart Exhibition You are invited to explore the vibrant world of the

Portland Secondary Art Department in this annual exhibition. Come and marvel at the inspiring, creative and imaginative artworks from these committed art students from Years 7-11. Exhibition on display from 22 July to 16 August 2013 at the Portland Arts Centre, Cnr Glenelg and Bentinck Streets, Portland. Open weekdays 9am-5pm except Public Holidays. Admission free. “Souvenir” Exhibition Exhibition on display until 15 October 2013 at the Portland Maritime Discover Centre, Lee Breakwater Road, Portland. Open daily 9am – 5pm (except Christmas Day). Free admission. Time Out Clubs, social groups and community events of yesteryear are the focus of this display of Portland’s past. Exhibition on display at History House, Cliff Street, Portland until 31 January 2014. Open daily from 10am to 12noon and 1pm to 4pm (except Good Friday and Christmas Day). Cost on entry. Child's Play Exhibition on display at History House until Saturday, 3 August 2013 between 10am – 4pm. For further information contact Trevor Smith, Ph: 5522 2319 or email: tsmith@glenelg.vic.gov.au. Winding A Path To The Sea Take a nostalgic journey along the Glenelg River with this exhibition looking at the river from a historic perspective. Exhibition on display at the Casterton Town Hall (Foyer), 67 Henty Street, Casterton until 9 February 2014. Open weekdays 9am-5pm except Public Holidays. Admission free. Mini Museum This display of collections owned by local residents includes a collection of RAAF Aircraft models and a collection of handmade wire household items. Display running until Saturday 31st August 2013 at the Portland Library. Opening hours: Mon - Thurs 10am - 5.30pm, Friday 10am - 6pm and Saturday 10am - 1pm. For further information ph: 5522 2265. SPORT AND RECREATION Saturday 10 August 2013 Friends of Great South West Walk Meet 9am at Portland Customs House, Cliff Street for car pool transport arrangements. Sand dune adventure, Discovery Bay Coastal Park. For further information go to http://www.greatsouthwestwalk.com/events/index.php. Intending walkers please register with leader Rob (5526 5372 or 0428 381 772) by Thursday 8th August.

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COMMUNITY EVENTS Friday 26 July 2013 Book Sale at the Portland Library There will be plenty of bargains to be found at this sale of exlibrary stock to be held at the Portland Library until Friday, 26 July 2013. Opening hours: Mon Thurs 10am - 5.30pm, Friday 10am - 6pm, Saturday 10am - 1pm. For further information ph: 5522 2265. Saturday 27 July 2013 Felt-Making Taster with Jenny Griffin Come along to this introductory session and create your own felt making sample. You will be guided by Jenny to understand wet felt making technique. All materials supplied. Activity to be held at Julia Street Creative Space from 9am to12.30pm. Bookings and cost details ph: 0400 768 033 or email: npevitt@glenelg.vic.gov.au Wednesday 14 August 2013 Portland Tourist Association's Annual General Meeting AGM to be held on Wednesday 14th August at the Quest Conference Room, Julia Street, Portland. All members and interested people are invited to attend. Please RSVP by Friday 2nd August with attendance or queries to portlandtouristassociation@gmail or Jenny, email: Donna, email: allestreeholidays@bigpond.com PERFORMING ARTS Monday 29 July 2013 Chet Baker - Like Someone In Love This dark theatrical performance we meet the popular jazz master Chet Baker, played by David Goldthorpe, whose subdued and cool stage presence made him the 'James Dean of Jazz'. This gripping production blends a scintillating script with smooth jazz performances and is presented with a trio of superb jazz musicians live on stage. Once the dramatic portion of the show is complete the audience will have a chance to applaud, have some refreshments, and then relax as they are treated to a further full 60 minute jazz set performed by all four members of the “Chet Baker Quartet”. Running time: 50 minutes of theatre plus 60 minutes of live jazz, with 20 minute interval Warning: This production contains coarse language, drug use and electrifying live jazz. Performing at the Portland Arts Centre at 7:30pm. Cost on entry. This event is part of the Glenelg Shire Council's Arts Program. REGULAR ACTIVITIES CEMA Bellydance Group The CEMA Bellydance Group holds classes at Portland Arts Centre on Monday nights at 6pm. Come learn a fun Bellydance to the drum. Women of all ages & abilities welcome to join for fun, fitness and friendship. Contact Monica, ph: 0423 945 300 for further information. New ladies welcome. Dance Class - Zumbellesque Zumbellesque combining styles of Zumba moves, bellydance fusion and burlesque beats all to modern music. It's a get fit and have fun class held at St Stephens Church Hall in Percy Street every Tuesday night at 6:30 - 7:30 pm. Contact Gypsy Mischelle Star ph: 0418 717 555. All money raised goes to the Port Fairy Community House.
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REGULAR ACTIVITIES Learn to Dance Learn to Dance session to be held every Tuesday at the South Portland Hall, Wellington Road, Portland. Beginners 7-8pm. Dancing 8-10pm. The Waltz, Modern Waltz, Rhumba, Tango, Cha Cha, Swing, Fox Trot, Mambo. Cuppa and biscuits to finish. Entry fee – small cost. Great exercise for body and brain. Learn here – dance anywhere. For further information contact Ellie: 0438 233 424, Rob: 0428 381 772 or Wendy: 0438 091 007. Fawthrop Wednesday Walking Group Need to walk more? Like to meet others? The Wednesday Fawthrop Walking Group meets in Hood Street Car Park at 8.55am for 9am walk around the lagoon. Free coffee or tea after walking. New members always welcome. For more information contact Rosemary, ph. 5522 1175. Portland Dance & Social Club Meets every Wednesday at Portland South Hall, Wellington Road, Portland, dancing Old Time & New Vogue, from 7:30 to 9:30. Tuition available. Newcomers welcome. Admission fee per night, first night free. For further information phone: 5523 4498. Friday Ladies Social Tennis All ages & abilities are welcome to come along to Portland Lawn Tennis Club (Henty Park) on FRIDAY AFTERNOONS for a social hit of tennis. Start time is 1pm. Cost to participate. Enquiries contact Karen ph: 0437 795 522. South Portland Dance Dance to be held on the third Saturday of every month from 8pm to midnight at the South Portland Hall, Wellington Road, Portland. All welcome. A plate of supper would be appreciated. Tarragal Band playing. For further information Marie, ph: 5523 4338. Seniors Activities Senior Citizen’s activities at the Fawthrop Community Centre, Hood Street Portland as follows: Bowls on Mondays and Wednesday, register at 1.30pm and on Saturday at 12.30pm. Pantry Bingo at 1.30pm each Friday. Cards at 2pm on Tuesday and Thursday. For further information contact Mavis, ph: 5523 1556. Walkers wanted Join a Heart Foundation Walking group! Our walking groups are free – it’s a great way to have fun, make friends and look after your health. To get involved, contact Glenelg Shire Council’s Get Active Glenelg2Grampians Project on 0407 293 224, or email; cstewart@glenelg.vic.gov.au, or you can join the following existing walks; Portland North Side Walkers, Wednesday’s 10am from Botanic Gardens, Narrawong walkers, Wednesday's 9.15am from Narrawong Shop and Casterton Walkers - Friday's 9.30am from Casterton Memorial Hospital.

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