What’s on around Point Cook Village – 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 hope you’ll find something to entertain you over the holidays. This article features events around the locality of Point Cook Village retirement community. Let us know if there’s something happening that we’ve missed and we’ll add it.
Paynes Orchard - Fruit Picking
Date: November to April
Location: 372 Bacchus Marsh Road, Bacchus Marsh, VIC 3340
Cherries and Berries will be picking late November and through December. Some stone-fruit including Peaches, Plums and Nectarines picking after Christmas. Then Apples start around February through April.
For more information: http://paynesorchards.com.au
Morning Melodies at the ISCW
Date: Every 1st and 3rd Friday of the month
Location: Italian Sports Club of Werribee 601 Heaths Road Werribee
$15 per person for a ticket including scones on arrival followed by a delightful roast lunch & dessert. Tea & coffee facilities provided. Or $10 per ticket for the show only.
Bookings essential. Phone 9741 1225 preferably during business hours. For more information: http://www.experiencewyndham.com.au/whatson/morning_melodies_at_the_iscw_8
Yerambooee Community Centre Market Day
Date: Saturday 15 December, 9am to 2pm
Location: Yerambooee Community Centre, 55 Maple Crescent, Hoppers Crossing
Market runs on the 3rd Saturday of every month. There are 30+ stalls of handmade, knitted, new and used products, including jewellery, home decor, candles, toys, coffee, sausage sizzle, face painting, jumping castle, freebies and much more.
For more information: http://www.experiencewyndham.com.au/whatson/yerambooee_community_centre-_market_day
New Year’s Eve Celebrations
Date: 31 December 2012
Location: Geelong Waterfront, Eastern Beach Road
Festival, fireworks and entertainment for all the family. Live music and food vendors.
For more information: http://www.geelongaustralia.com.au/events/item/8cf0c8fb874e9b2.aspx
City by the Bay Bowls Carnival
Date: 2 January to 5 January 2013
Location: Geelong Bowls Club, Sommers Street Belmont Vic 3216
3rd annual Lawn Bowls Carnival to be held at the Geelong Bowls Club. Entries close 21st December.
For more information: http://www.geelongaustralia.com.au/events/item/8cfa03d8bb6a5e0.aspx
Date: Sunday 13 January 2013, 10.30am onwards
Location: Werribee Racecourse, Bulban Road, Werribee
The first meeting on the Werribee racing calendar. A great event with lots of entertainment and hospitality options available. Lots of fun for the children.
For more information: http://www.experiencewyndham.com.au/whatson/werribee_horse_racing
So Frenchy so chic in the Park
Date: Sunday 20 January 2013
Location: Werribee Park, K Road Werribee South
Picnic in the park, French style. So Frenchy So Chic in the Park is set to return with another handcrafted festival of joie de vivre. Bring a picnic rug, pick up a gourmet hamper, stretch out under the shade of the trees and enjoy a cool drink. The fine tunes floating through the summer air are from the best acts of the current French music scene and are sure to please.
For more information: http://www.experiencewyndham.com.au/whatson/so_frenchy_so_chic_in_the_park
Australia Day Celebrations
Date: Saturday 26 January, 6.00pm to dusk
Location: Werribee South Foreshore
Wyndham residents are invited to join in the festivities at Werribee South beach to celebrate Australia's national day. With music and fun children's activities, bring along your picnic basket and rug to join in and watch the fireworks at dusk. This is a family friendly event and alcohol is not permitted.
Geelong Beer & Cider Festival
Date: Saturday 2 February 2013
Location: Geelong racecourse
The Great Australian Beer Festival (GABF) will see the Geelong racecourse transformed into a beer & cider lover’s paradise. Featuring the very best brews from 25 of the most interesting brewers from around Victoria and interstate, it’s going to look like a rather large beer garden celebrating the craft beer revolution sweeping Australia. All local brewers will be there, Prickly Moses, Bellarine Brewing Company, Southern Bay, Flying Brick Cider, Forrest, new guys in town; Little Creatures. There will also be a handful of wineries for those that prefer a tipple.
For more information: http://www.geelongaustralia.com.au/events/item/8cf36c850c48d76.aspx
Rhythm of Africa, Werribee Open Range Zoo
Date: Saturday 2 February to Sunday 24 February 2013, from 4.30pm to 9.00pm
Location: Werribee Open Range Zoo 94 K Road, Werribee South
Werribee Open Range Zoo's twilight concert series, Rhythm of Africa, runs each Saturday and Sunday in February.
Set against the stunning backdrop of the Werribee Open Range Zoo, visitors can groove to African beats ranging from vibrant Pan African contemporary dance to traditional Ghanaian rhythms, or just relax and soak up the setting sun.
A wide variety of African inspired food and drinks will be available for purchase, or there’s plenty of space for a picnic.
For more information: http://www.experiencewyndham.com.au/whatson/rhythm_of_africa_werribee_open_range_zoo
Twilight Street Market – Werribee CBC
Date: Friday 15 February 2013
Location: Food stalls, craft, plants, novelty and unique attractions fill the Piazza under the “Grand Old Gum Tree" while free live music and roving entertainment delights visitors. Find a bargain, something unusual, enjoy coffee with friends or just have fun at Twilight Street Market in Werribee.
For more information: http://www.experiencewyndham.com.au/whatson/twilight_street_market-_werribee_cbd_3