August 30, 2017

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Apollo Bay Community Market – Apollo Bay Foreshore
All goods locally made, baked, grown, sewn, sculpted, painted, carved and created!
When 2nd , 9th , 16th , 23rd & 30th September: 9am to 1pm (Every Saturday, weather permitting)

Apollo Bay Farmers Market – Youth Club Hall, 21 Moore St, Apollo Bay
Fresh seasonal vegetables, local beef & lamb, French style cheese, wine, preserves, cakes, smoked fish, salami, fresh bread, tea, coffee,
honey, dry food store, goats milk soap, nuts and hand spun wool.
When: Sunday 17th September – 9am to 1pm

Tastes of the Region – McLaren Parade, Apollo Bay (behind GOR Brewhouse) –
Sample local craft beer and wine in the tasting room and browse a great range of delicious products from the Otway & GOR region.
When: Open daily from 11am

Amy’s Gran Fondo – Great Ocean Road –
Join over 5,500 riders riding on Australia’s greatest road, the Great Ocean Road.
When: Saturday 16th September – 12:00pm – 7:00pm & Sunday 17th September – 7:00am – 5:00pm

Apollo Bay Arts Inc. Gallery – Mechanics Institute Hall (Cinema), 21 Great Ocean Rd, Apollo Bay –
Local Artisans – Artisan Pop-up: woodwork, ceramic, textiles, painting and photography.
When: Saturday 26th August – Sunday 24th September , open Saturdays and Sundays from 11am-4pm

Apollo Bay RSL – 12 Gallipoli Parade, Apollo Bay – (03) 5237 6091
Sunday arvo of music from 2pm. Local musicians & singers with a wide variety of genres. Free admission, snacks available.
When: Sunday 10th September From 2pm

Apollo Bay Hotel – 95 Great Ocean Road, Apollo Bay – (03) 5237 6250 –
Great Ocean Rd Brewhouse – 29 Great Ocean Rd, Apollo Bay – (03) 5237 6240 –

Music Line-up: Sat 2nd Sept -9.30p: Lukey Luke | Sun 3rd Sept – 2.30pm: Open Mic | Tue 5th Sept – 8pm: Sports Gaming Tournament
Wed 6th Sept – 7pm: Sally Cannon Trivia | Sat 9th Sept – 8pm: Levi and Coady | Tue 12th Sept – 8pm: Sports Gaming Tournament
Sat 16th Sept – DJ Mitch | Tue 19th Sept – 8pm: Sports Gaming Tournament | Fri 22nd Sept – 9pm: Jade & Jarrod | Sat 23rd Sept – The Vulcans
Tue 26th Sept – 8pm: Sports Gaming Tournament | Fri 29th Sept – Nick Tabone | Sat 30th Sept – AFL Grand Final

Upstairs Gallery & Glance Twice Glass Studio – 57 Great Ocean Rd, Apollo Bay
Located above Apollo Bay Noodle Bar. Paintings & Photos by Gayle Seach & Andrew Strang. Photography by Leslie Fisk. Glance Twice
jewellery studio/gallery – watch Margaret Glance at work, unique handmade jewellery, bowls, platters and vases for sale.
When: 10am to 5pm (Sat, Sun & Holidays)

Shannon’s Gallery & Studio – 12 Montrose Ave, Apollo Bay – (03) 5237 6578 | When: Daily 10am to 6pm (closed Tuesdays)
Changing drawings, paintings & prints by Pat & Mark Shannon.
Victoria Howlett @ ‘TORS’ – By Arrangement – 32 Ocean Park Drive, Marengo – 0408 863 043

Paintings & ceramics.
When: Open by arrangement. Open during Winter Wild from 10am.

Apollo Bay Museum – 6250 Great Ocean Rd, Apollo Bay – (03) 5237 7441 –
Featuring old photographs, aboriginal relics, shipwreck flotsam including a cannon, timber saws, pioneer women’s room.
ENTRY: Ad $5, Child $1 (8-16 years old).
When: 2pm to 5pm (Sat, Sun & Holidays)

Apollo Bay Community Library – 6 Pengilley Ave, Apollo Bay – (03) 5237 1013 –
When: Mon 2pm to 5pm, Wed 11am to 6pm, Fri 10am to 5pm, Sat 10am to 12pm

Friends of the Otway National Park – Johanna Planting day – Judi on (03) 5237 6318 or Pip on 0417 582 407
Meet at the Johanna campground. Tea, coffee, bickies supplied. BYO lunch and gumboots. All welcome.
When: Sunday 17th September, 10am – 2pm

Hunt for the Golden Gumboot 2017- Tricia Jukes – 0408 314 496 – Old Beechy Rail Trail, Kawarren to Gellibrand
Find a golden gumboot along the Old Beechy Rail Trail between Kawarren and Gellibrand. Answer the quiz question on the registration form and submit to the Gellibrand Store.
When: Saturday 16th September – 8:00am Sunday & Sunday 17th September – 5:00pm

Mind Your Groove – Lavers Hill Roadshow – 43-47 Great Ocean Road, Lavers Hill 3238 VIC – Ph: 0400145168- Elle Wood

Mind Your Groove (MYG) Community Dance Roadshow is a series of travelling dance workshops for all ages. Tickets – Adults $15 presale / $20 on the door, Kids – $10 presale/ $15 on the door. Family tickets ( 3 + kids ) $20 pre-sale / $30 on the door
When: Sunday 10th September: 10am- 3:30pm

Forrest Brewery – 26 Grant Street Forrest, Victoria – (03) 5236 6170 –
The Forrest Brewing Company is a sibling owned small scale brewing operation and brew-pub. Brews and Blues:Footy Grand Final Friday
Night: Free Entry, Kid Friendly Reservations Recommended.
When: Father’s day at the Brewery – Sunday 3rd September: 9am – 5pm
Footy Grand Final Friday Night with Moonshine Blues – Saturday 30th September: 5.30pm – 8.30pm

Otway Makers & Growers Market – Kawarren Reserve & Echidna House – Kawarren East Rd
Local food and craft food available, family day out.
When: Sunday 24th September, 10am to 2pm

Gellibrand River Gallery – 14 Main St, Gellibrand – (03) 5235 8410
Located in the small picturesque township of Gellibrand. Mixed media artwork by Susan Richards, during the month of August.
When: 10am to 4pm (Weekends & Holidays)

Gosling Creek Winery – 495 Murroon Rd, Murroon – (03) 5236 3229 –
Premium estate wines, light seasonal food at the cellar door. Great views, Free BBQs & Free live music on Sunday from 2pm.
When: 11am to 5pm (Sat, Sun & Public Holidays) – Live Music 1pm to 4pm

Birregurra Historical Society – Main Street, Birregurra – (03) 5236 2665
When: Sundays 2pm to 4pm or by appointment

Cape Otway Lightstation – Lighthouse Rd, Cape Otway – (03) 5237 9240 –
Built in 1848, the oldest lighthouse on the Australian mainland with spectacular views and a fascinating history. Climb to the top of the tower, 90m above the Southern Ocean with views across Bass Strait. Explore the Telegraph Station (1859). Learn about traditional indigenous ways & bush tucker at the Aboriginal Centre. Discover WW2 history at the Radar Bunker. Scrumptious homemade meals and snacks from the Lightkeepers Café.
When: Open Daily, 9am to 5pm (last entry 4:30pm)

Carl Karacsay Furniture – 1 Gallop St, Colac – (03) 5232 2898 –
Visit the showroom to view unique and one-off creations in wood. Specialising in Blackwood, Carl works with all types of wood including Mountain Ash, Red Gum, Tasmanian Sassafras, local Satin Box, Fiddleback and more.
When: By appointment

Beeac Cars & Coffee – 87 Main St, Beeac – 0437 988 8661
Car collectors, take your car to the pub and enjoy a coffee at Beeac Farmers Arms Hotel – First Sunday every month
When: Sunday 3rd September ( First Sunday of every month)

Community Hub Inc 10 Year Celebration – 34 Connor Street, Colac 3250
Celebrating 10 years of the Community Hub Inc. and the enormous contribution from volunteers and stakeholders from across the Shire.
When: Friday 8th September 2017 : 03:00pm – 6:00pm
Carolyn Theatre, Red Rock Regional Theatre & Gallery – 520 Corangamite Lake Rd, Cororooke – (03) 5233 1030

Presenting this month: Friday 29th September: 7:30pm – Mystery in the Air – The golden age of radio is back! Take a couple of hilariously
antiquated radio plays, add two somewhat over stressed actors and you’re ON THE LAIR with Mystery in the Air! Tickets are available at
Cowlick Books, Cororooke Shop or | Price- Adult $30 Children / Student $15

Red Rock Film Society – Presenting this month: The Red Violin ( 3rd Wed/Thursday of each month ) – 7:30pm : The perfect red-coloured
violin inspires passion, making its way through three centuries over several owners and countries, eventually ending up at an auction where it may find a new owner.

OCR FM – Open Mic: Saturday 9th September: 2:00pm-5:00pm – Price: $5 per Adult
Ichi-go Ichi-e Exhibition: Saturday 2nd to Sunday 24th September – 2pm-4pm – This exhibition will showcase David Menzies oil paintings of ‘Quiet Achievers’ of the greater Colac area with a couple of wild cards.

Colac Otway Performing Arts & Cultural Centre (COPACC) – Gellibrand St, Colac – (03) 5232 9504 –
Colac Cinemas – Open Daily
Presenting this month: : Thursday 7th September – 7:30pm – 08:45pm – Colac West Primary School Concert | Friday 8th September – 8:00pm
– 10:30pm: John Williamson – Price:$54 Adults | Wednesday 13th September – 11:00am – You’re My World – The Cilla Black Story |
Wednesday 27th September -11:00am-1:00pm – Flinders Quartet – Price: $42
Light the Night – Memorial Square, Colac, Murray Street, Colac – 1800 500 088
Families and friends will come together at dusk on Friday 22 September to carry one of three coloured lanterns; gold to remember a loved one, white for their own blood cancer journey, or blue to show they care.
When: Friday 22nd September – 6:00pm
Studio 92, Inclusive Gallery and Community Art Space, 70 Murray St, Colac – 0407 818 932
Art Exhibition Friday 1st – Saturday 30th September- “Spring Madness” by Isha Paase. Open Mon – Fri 9am – 3.30, Sat 10am – 2pm

Colac & District Family History Group Inc – COPACC Gellibrand St, Colac – (03) 5232 9504
When: Monday & Tuesday 10am to 3pm, Thursday & Friday 1:30pm to 4:30pm
Colac & District Historical Society Inc – COPACC Gellibrand St, Colac – (03) 5232 9504
When: Thursday, Friday & Sunday 2pm to 4pm

Bluewater Aquatic Centre – Open 7 days – Hearn St, Colac – (03) 5231 4398 –

Colac Community Library & Learning Centre – 173 Queen Street, Colac – (03) 5231 4613 –
When: Monday – Thursday: 8:30am to 5:30pm, Friday: 8:30am to 7pm, Saturday: 10am to 12pm
Great Ocean Road Visitor Information Centre | 100 Great Ocean Rd,

1st – 30th Sept – Spring Madness
1st – 24th Sept – Local Artisans @ Arts Inc Gallery
2nd Sept – Apollo Bay Community Market
2nd Sept – Lukey Luke @ Brewhouse
3rd Sept – Gosling Creek Winery live music
3rd Sept – Father’s Day at Forrest Brewery
3rd Sept – Open Mic @ Brewhouse
3rd Sept – Beeac Cars & Coffee
5th Sept -Sports Gaming Tournament @ Brewhouse
6th Sept -Sally Cannon Trivia @ Brewhouse
7th Sept – Colac West Primary School Concert
8th Sept – John Williamson @ COPACC
8th Sept – Community Hub Inc 10 Year Celebration
9th Sept- Levi and Coady @ Brewhouse
9th Sept – Wiggle Amy Gran Fondo
9th Sept – Apollo Bay Community Market
9th Sept – State wide Stampede 2017 Finals
9th Sept – OCR FM – Open Mic @ RRRGT
10th Sept – Gosling Creek Winery live music
10th Sept – Apollo Bay RSL Live music
10th Sept – Mind your grove @ Lavers Hill
12th Sept – Sports Gaming Tournament @ Brewhouse
13th Sept – You’re My World – The Cilla Black Story
16th Sept – Apollo Bay Community Market
16th & 17th Sept – Hunt of the Golden Gumboot
16th Sept – Hunt for the Golden Gumboot
16th & 17th Sept – Amy Grand Fondo
16th Sept – DJ Mitch @ Brewhouse
17th Sept – Apollo Bay Farmers Market
17th Sept – Gosling Creek Winery live music
17th Sept – Friends of the Otway National Park
19th Sept – Sports Gaming Tournament @ Brewhouse
22nd Sept – Jade & Jarrod @ Brewhouse
22nd Sept – Light the Night
23rd Sept – The Vulcans @ Brewhouse
23rd Sept – Apollo Bay Community Market
24th Sept – Gosling Creek Winery live music
24th Sept – Otway Makers & Growers Market
26th Sept – Sports Gaming Tournament @ Brewhouse
27th Sept – Flinders Quartet @ COPACC
29th Sept – Mystery in the Air @RRRGT
29th Sept – Nick Tabone @ Brewhouse
29th Sept – Mystery in the Air @ RRRTG
30th Sept – AFL Gran Final @ Brewhouse
30th Sept – Apollo Bay Community Market
30th Sept – Grand Final with Moonshine Blues @ Forrest Brewery

7TH Oct – Otway Oktoberfest
13th Oct – Birregurra Festival
11th Oct – Love Songs – Kate Cebrano & Paul Gravowsky @COPACC
13th Oct – Blue Love @ COPACC
20th Oct – Weekend of Family History @ Colac
21st Oct – Shakespeare in the Otways – A midsummer night’s dream
21st Oct – Chase the dog
26th Oct – Children’s Week – It’s Party Time @ Colac Botanic Gardens
14th June – James Blundell
4th Nov – 154th Colac Show (TBC)
4th Nov – Shakespeare in the Otways – The Tempest
7TH Nov – Melbourne Cup
12th Nov – Birregurra Sunday Market
15th Dec – Colac City Band
26th Dec – Carnival Foreshore
24th Feb 2018 – Gellibrand River Blues Festival
24th Feb 2018 – Otways Odyssey 2018
17th Mar 2018 – Colac Kana 18
18th Mar 2018 – Otway Trail Run
28th Apr 2018 – Great Ocean Road & Otway Classic Ride