What's on around Beleura Village Mornington - Summer 2012?

What's on around Beleura Village Mornington - Summer 2012?


With so much going on over the holidays, we thought it would be useful to list some of the events happening local to your retirement village over the festive season.  With events for seniors and the rest of the family we're sure you’ll find something to entertain you over the holidays.  This article features events around the locality of Beleura Village Mornington retirement community. Let us know if there’s something happening that we’ve missed and we’ll add it.


Santa Trains - Mornington Steam Railway

Date:   Sunday 16 December

Location: Moorooduc Station Two Bays Road, Moorooduc, 3933

Running from Moorooduc Station to Watt Rd and return or join at Mornington.  Fun for all the family, especially the grandchildren.

For more information see http://morningtonrailway.org.au


Christmas Carols

Date:  Sunday 16 December from 7pm

Location:  Ferrero Reserve, Mt Martha

Gold coin donation


Main Street Market - Mornington

Date:  Every Wednesday from 9am to 3pm.

Location:        Main Street, Mornington

Crafts, Cafes and Fashions every Wednesday in Main Street. Free parking


Mornington Farmers Market

Date:  Second Saturday of every month from 8.30am to 1pm

Location:  Mornington Park, Schnapper Point Drive

Produce on offer includes fresh vegetables & fruit, local mussels, grass-fed meats, cheeses, conserves, sweet treats, native wildflowers and much much more!

This is a community-run event with live music, breakfast BBQ and other ready-to-eat food available at each market.


Mornington Racecourse Market

Date:   Sunday 9 December

Location:        Cnr Racecourse & Mornington Tyabb Rds. 9am-2pm. No Dogs allowed.

More information >>


Kids Day Out

Date:   27 December 2012

Location: Mornington Racecourse Gate 3, 320 Racecourse Road, MORNINGTON, 3931

One for the grandchildren.  This day is all about the KIDS! With Kids Fashions on the Field, plenty of rides and fun activities - it will be a great day out for all the family! Rides include: * Pony rides * Inflatable Slide * Tea Cups * Face Painter * Balloon Modeller * Chair-o-plane * Kids Fashions on the Field

New Year’s Eve Carnival Spectacular

Date: 31 December 2012

Location: 207 Boneo Road, Rosebud, 3941

Enjoy a night of fun, food and music at Rosebud Country Club for this year's New Year's Eve.  The theme is "Carnaval" so think colour, great music and a three course feast. We are also running a mini bus to pick you up and drop you home. Just $10 per person return.  For more information:  http://www.rosebudcountryclub.com.au

Picnic at Dromana Estate

Date:  until 28 February 2013

Location: 555 Old Moorooduc Road, Tuerong, 3933

Wander along the lawns of the Estate to the picnic area and enjoy a gourmet hamper of housemade goods with a selection of wines from the Cellar Door.   Picnic hampers to be booked minimum 2 days in advance.

For more information:  http://www.dromanaestate.com.au/events


Landscapes of Phillip

Date:   13 December 2012 to 17 February 2013

Location: Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery Civic Reserve, Dunns Rd, Mornington

During the 19th and 20th centuries Phillip Island and Western Port became a favourite mecca of artists as they searched for views and vistas beyond the familiar confines of Melbourne and Port Phillip.

Featuring outstanding works by Eugene von Guerard, Arthur Streeton, Tom Roberts and Walter Withers this exhibition includes a roll call of Australia’s most revered artists and is the first exhibition to consider artistic representations of this unique and varied stretch of coast and land.

For more information:  http://mprg.mornpen.vic.gov.au


The Art of Science

Date:  13 December 2012 to 17 February 2013

Location: Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery Civic Reserve, Dunns Rd, Mornington, 3931

Whether they fly, swim, crawl, wiggle or walk, we are endlessly fascinated and inspired by the creatures of our world. The Art of Science showcases the uncommon beauty produced from 300 years of exacting scientific observation and illustration.

As exploration and science have expanded our horizons across time and space, the ability to capture and communicate the truths held in nature have become increasingly important. Scientific artwork is as important and astonishing today as it was in the 18th century.

In this exquisite exhibition Museum Victoria presents the development of scientific art from the museum’s seldom seen collection of artworks and rare books, and stunning images produced with microscopes, macro-lenses, and computers.

For more information: http://mprg.mornpen.vic.gov.au


Children's Day - Hansel & Gretel

Date:  22 January 2013 to 22 January 2013

Location: Beleura - the House & Garden, Mornington, 3931

One of the surprising areas at Beleura is the Hansel and Gretel Garden, a Theatre Tableau. Originally created for grown-ups, this most eccentric expression of John Tallis’s taste has been adapted for children.

Children will be encouraged to take part in this re-creation which will start with morning tea, a ramble through and discovery of the secret garden and the telling of the tale followed by a lunch party in the courtyard.   Proceeds will go to The Royal Children’s Hospital.

For more information:  http://www.beleura.org.au


Classic Car Rally

Date:  6 January 2013 to 6 January 2013

Location: Crib Point Park - opposite the Post Office 204 Sandy Point Rd, Crib Point, 3919

Free event.  See Classic Cars from every era plus farmers market stalls, artisans, jewellery and painting for display and sale.  Welcome Barbeque at the Point Cafe and wine tasting from Zante Vineyard.

For more information call Norma Carew on 03 5983 6027 or email norma.carew@bigpond.com


Sandsculpting Australia Under The Sea

Date:  26 December 2012 to 28 April 2013

Location: Waterfront, Frankston, 3199

See 3,500 tonnes of sand carved into massive sand sculpture featuring a submerged underwater world of breathtaking beauty and foreboding.

For more information:  http://www.sandsculpting.com.au


Two Bays Trail Run

Date:  13 January 2013

Location: Corner of Permien St and Point Nepean Rd., Dromana, 3936

Run from Dromana to Cape Schanck, crossing the Mornington Peninsula, for 28km. Run both ways for 56km. Absolutely gorgeous but tough trail that starts with an ascent of Arthur's Seat and undulates its way through just about every form of track and terrain possible.

For more information:  http://www.twobaystrailrun.com/


Australia Day Celebrations

Date:   Saturday 26 January 2013

Location:  Mornington & Rye

Annual Fireworks displays over Port Phillip Bay.  The spectacular fireworks displays will be on show again at the 2013 Australia Day Celebrations in Mornington and Rye.

The displays will start at 9.15pm and are subject to weather conditions.  Please ensure your pets are kept inside.


Coolart Wetlands & Homestead – Art Exhibition

Date:  Friday 11 January to Monday 28 January 2013

Location:  Coolart Wetlands & Homestead, Somers

From 10.00am to 4.30pm, view the gallery’s display of painting and sculptures including indigenous art throughout the Homestead gallery rooms.  All works are for sale.


Frankston Waterfront Festival

Date:  Saturday 19 January to Sunday 20 January

Location:  Frankston Waterfront

The Frankston Waterfront Festival has something for everyone, with a wide range of activities across the weekend.

The full programme of events is to be confirmed.  Firework display at 9.45pm on Saturday 19 January.  For more information:  http://www.frankston.vic.gov.au/Events_-_Whats_On/index.aspx?itemDetails=16382&objectType=kms&selDate=2013-01-19


Mornington Art Exhibition

Date:  Saturday 19 January to Sunday 27 January

Location:  Peninsula Community Theatre Complex, Cnr. Wilsons Road & Nepean Highway, Mornington

For more information:  http://www.morningtonartshow.com.au


Blues at the Briars

Date:  2 February 2013

Location:  The Briars Homestead, Nepean Highway, Mount Martha

A special day at the historic homestead at The Briars in Mount Martha, Victoria featuring 12 of Australia's premier blues acts.  11 hours of blues flavoured live music in one amazing event.   Bring a picnic rug, relax and savour the best that the Peninsula has to offer. Local Food and Beverages on hand, sweeping views, and of course the world class live blues artists.  From 11am to 11pm.

For more information:  http://www.bluesatthebriars.com


At Home with the Frasers at Thurulgoona, Merricks

Date:  Saturday 16 & Sunday 17 February 2013 (No bookings required)

Location:Merricks Rd, Merricks (no entry from Stanleys Rd)

Opening for the final time is Tamie and Malcolm Fraser's beautifully designed and planted garden of Thurulgoona.  Embracing the hillside setting and framing wonderful views are lush manicured lawns and beds of hardy shrubs, gorgeous roses and swathes of perennials in pleasing combinations.

An extensive parkland of native and exotic trees is the perfect place for a picnic.  Throughout the weekend there will be guest speakers and lunches, teas and wine tastings will also be available.

Free parking is on-site in paddocks. Open: 10am-4.30pm. $10 adults, no charge children under 18. No bookings required for this event.


Westernport Festival

Date:  22, 23, 24 Feburary 2013

Location:  Hastings Foreshore

On the picturesque Hastings Foreshore, Western Port Festival has something for all members of the family with events organised to entertain all ages.  Entry is free and so is the entertainment.   You only have to pay for your rides and food.

Friday Night starts off with a free sausage sizzle and an outdoor movie to relax into the weekend.

Saturday will be bustling with excitement with a Street Parade down High St at 12.20pm and the Fireworks on the foreshore in the evening.

Sunday is the Car Show and the Teddy Bears Picnic. Don't forget to take time out to gasp at the speed and excitement of the power boats, as they zoom along Western Port Bay at speeds of up to 160km.

For more information:  http://www.westernportfestival.org.au

If you are interested in exploring the possibility of a move to a modern retirement village around Melbourne. Booking a tour at one of the RCA Villages around Melbourne can be a great place to start. Visit the website of the village in the region you would like to visit for contact details.

South East Melbourne



Mornington Peninsula




Western Melbourne



Ask about RCA Villages no deposit reservation process on new villas.

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