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What's On in 2013
in the Mansfield area

Barjarg, Barwite, Bonnie Doon, Gaffneys Creek, Goughs Bay, Jamieson,
Macs Cove, Maindample, Mansfield, Merton, Merrijig, Mirimbah, Mt Buller Stirling, Piries,
Swanpool, Tolmie and Woods Point



Contact, visit Mansfield Visitor Information Centre for more Whats On - ph 1300 039 049
Open 9am – 5pm. Visit www.mansfield-mtbuller.com.au


January
2014
· Australia Day Events
· Ongoing events - Day by day events - Find accommodation

Historic Displays
- Mansfield - Mansfield Historical Society, located in the historic old Mansfield Railway Station, has a new exhibition: Teddy Bear and Golliwog feature display. Open Friday Saturday & Sunday 11am-3pm. Entry by gold coin donation.
- Jamieson - Jamieson and District Historical Society Museum, at the old Jamieson Courthouse, is open 11am-3pm weekends and public holidays until May. View their fantastic photographic and historical displays.


Jamieson “Bimbi” Car and Memorabilia museum -
with an incredible display of restored cars and home wares memorabilia, the museum is located on Waterson Road, Jamieson. Entry by gold coin donation with all proceeds to Mansfield Hospital, CFA or other local charities. Further details Steve or Carol on 5777 0733.

Mansfield Zoo
- White Lion feeding at the Mansfield Zoo 5pm every day of the January school holidays.
Hand feed most of the animals in the zoo. Open daily 10am with a day pass so you can come and go as you like on the day of entry. Hey kids, book an overnight sleepover at the zoo - available all throughout school holidays. Call Bronwen 5777 3576.

High Country Maze & Gardens offers all ages a chance to explore over 6 acres of walled gardens featuring life sized topiaries. Look for the gnomes hiding in the maze! Entry $14 adults, $5 children (2-15years) seniors $12 (no Eftpos available). Open daily from 10am-5pm, Boxing Day to 27th January (except New Years Day). 678 Piries-Goughs Bay Road. Enquiries: Ph. 5777 3190.

Great Victorian Rail Trail. Ride Australia’s longest continuous rail trail stretching from Mansfield to Tallarook with a spur line to Alexandra. Suitable for walkers, cyclists and horse riders, you can tackle the entire 134km from end to end or pick a short section starting at one of the many towns or carparks that intersect the trail. Gentle gradients along much of the trail make it suitable for most fitness levels.
Please carry food and water and don’t forget the sun screen. See website www.victorianrailtrails.com.au

Mansfield Armchair Digital Cinema complex
- Watch the latest movies in a huge beanbag at the . Open 7 days throughout school holidays . For program and session times view www.the-mac.com.au or call on 5775 2049. Located: 1 Chenery St. Mansfield.
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Mansfield Outdoor Pool
- Open 7 days a week for your convenience: Monday-Friday 7am-7pm and
Saturday-Sunday 10am -7pm. Further details call on 5775 2438.

Family Bowls on Friday evenings
Just the thing to do on a lazy Friday evening – anyone 12 years or over is welcome to participate.
A great family activity. Every Friday at 7pm during January - names in by 6pm. Bowls supplied; cost $7pp. Call the Bowling Club 5775 2257.

High Country Maze
and Gardens
Explore over 6 acres of walled gardens featuring life-sized topiaries. Look for the gnomes hiding in the maze! Entry is $10 adults, $5 children (no Eftpos available). 678 Piries-Goughs Bay Road. Enquiries on 5777 3190.
Open every weekend in January, 10am-5pm.


Every Saturday - Mansfield Produce Swap. Free registration required at event. Attendees can bring excess home grown produce or preserves etc. to swap for others’ excesses. Snowgum Nursery, High St, Mansfield. 10am-12pm.

MANSFIELD LIBRARY

Thu 2nd & 16th at 10.30am - Storytime for preschoolers (16th at Highett St Playground)
Wed 8th at 11am - School Holiday Activity: Mysterious Newspapers (Bookings required)
Fri 17th at 3pm “Book Chat” - Enjoy a cuppa and chat about our book of the month
Wednesdays at 10am - Chess Club with players of all levels welcome.
Throughout holidays - Hey kids, join up for summer reading club. Read, win prizes and
party! During 2nd week of Jan enter Epic Poetry Competition.
For further details on holiday program, drop in or call the library on 5775 2176.

Chess Club very Wednesday.
Need internet access? Drop in or call the library on 5775 2176.
Bookings essential for school holiday activities.
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Calendar of activities throughout the district

From Fri 10 - Barefoot Bowls on Friday evenings throughout January, commencing 7pm. A great family activity, with anyone 12 years or over welcome to participate. Names can be placed on sheet outside clubhouse prior to 6.30pm or call the Bowling Club 5775 2257 and leave message. Bowls supplied but flat
soled shoes required - Cost $7pp.

Sat 18 - Tolmie Craft and Farmers’ Market. Purchase locally grown produce and home made products 8am-1pm at the Tolmie Recreation Reserve, a scenic 20 minute drive from Mansfield. Stall holder enquiries call Marg 5776 2231.

Sun 19 – Mansfield Lions’ Craft Market. A variety of stalls located on median strip opposite the Post
Office from 8am-2pm. Stallholders call Kay 5777 3760.

Fri 24 & Sat 25 - Chamber Music - public performances by some of Australia’s
finest chamber musicians in the Mt Buller Chapel. 8.30pm on Fri 24, 3pm on Sat 25. Featuring acclaimed Artistic Director Janis Laurs and assisted by other eminent Australian musicians and educators.

Fri 24 to Sun 26 – Gough’s Bay Community Art Show commencing 5.30pm. Entry $3, includes a free glass of sparkling and nibbles. BBQ available and drinks at bar prices. Art and craft including sculptures, jewellery and cakes will be on display over the weekend Sat 10am – 6pm & Sun 10am-1pm. Everyone welcome! Interested exhibitors can phone Caral 5777 3282.

Sat 25 - Mansfield Bushmarket. A variety of local and regional produce, local wines, preserves, art and craft, locally made furniture and much more! 8am-2.30pm in Highett Street. No dogs permitted.

AUSTRALIA DAY CELEBRATIONS
Sun 26 Jan
- Community celebration
, including sausage sizzle and entertainment from 8.30am on High St median strip.
9am - Mansfield Shire Mayor, Cr Ray Robinson, will open the official ceremony and guest speaker Tony Schiavello of Schiavello Group will present before the commencement of the Flag Raising Ceremony
and presentation of the Mansfield Australia Day Awards.
For further details phone Mansfield Shire Council on 5775 8555.
- Maindample Community Market. Maindample & District Progress Association at the community park, Main Street, (opposite the CFA shed). From 8am-1.30pm, browse a variety of stalls and enjoy great food. Stallholder enquiries, call Jeni on 0401 712 810.
- Bonnie Doon Country Market & Car Boot Sale. Loads of great produce, bric a brac and old treasures.
8.30am-1.30pm, Bonnie Doon Community Centre. Stallholder enquiries 5778 7722.
- Picnic in the Vines from 2pm onwards at the Delatite winery vineyard located on Pollards Road. Relax and enjoy live music, kids’ activities whilst sipping award winning local wines. Entry $10 per adult, kids free. Bookings preferred on 5775 2922 or info@delatitewinery.com.au
- Mansfield Bushmarket - A variety of local and regional produce, local wines, preserves, art and craft, locally made furniture and much more! 8am-2.30pm in Highett Street. No dogs permitted.

Sun 27- Upper Goulburn Community Association Ten Mile to Kevington
. Pull out your canoe, tube or rubber ducky and join in the fun on the annual river regatta. Race starts at 10.30am on the property 5171 Mansfield to Woods Point Road, Ten Mile (Sailor Bills Creek Bridge, 4kms by road from the Kevington Hotel) $5 donation per adult (kids free).

- Sun 27 - Maindample Trash & Treasure. Run by the Maindample & District Progress Association at the Community Park, Main St, Maindample (opposite the CFA shed). 8am-1pm.
Books, collectables, local crafts & produce, plants, gifts, Trash ‘n’ Treasure, Bargains Galore!!
Bacon & Egg Rolls, Sausage Sizzle, Baked Potatoes, Ice Creams, Cake Stall & Coffee
.
Stalls available – for any enquiries call Jeni on 0401 712 810.
All proceeds from this market go towards the development of the Maindample Community Park Project

- Sun 27- Bonnie Doon County Market & Car Boot Sale - Loads of great produce, bric a brac and old treasures, 8.30am-1.30pm, Bonnie Doon Community Centre. Stallholder enquiries 5778 7722.
Further Information: www.mcav.com.au

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February 2014

Historic Displays
- Mansfield - Mansfield Historical Society, located in the historic old Mansfield Railway Station, has a new exhibition. Open Friday Saturday & Sunday 11am-3pm. Entry by gold coin donation.
- Jamieson - Jamieson and District Historical Society Museum, at the old Jamieson Courthouse, is open 10am-4pm weekends and public holidays from Nov-May. View their fantastic photographic and historical displays.


Saturday 8 – 128th Tolmie Sports Day
An annual favourite - enjoy a fabulous day of exciting events and traditional activities
including wood chopping and family entertainment. Stay overnight and kick up your heels
with the Tolmie Bush Dance in the evening. View www.tolmietimes.com

Details - Programme.

Mansfield Parent Child - Mother Goose Program 2014

Community Health Mansfield, Mansfield Shire Council’s Family & Children’s Services and The High Country Library Mansfield invite you to come and join their Mother Goose programs.

Toddler’s Program
Thursday 13th February 9.30am at the Community Centre, Erril St (diagonally opposite Cubby).
This program runs every Thursday from Week 2 every ter
m. Bookings preferred - 5775 1933.

Babies’ Program
Friday 2.00pm for the last 6 weeks of every term at Mansfield Library, Collopy St.
No bookings necessary.
For more information - Mansfield Community Health 5775 1933.



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March 2014

Historic Displays
- Mansfield - Mansfield Historical Society, located in the historic old Mansfield Railway Station, has a new exhibition. Open Friday Saturday & Sunday 11am-3pm. Entry by gold coin donation.
- Jamieson - Jamieson and District Historical Society Museum, at the old Jamieson Courthouse, is open 10am-4pm weekends and public holidays from Nov-May. View their fantastic photographic and historical displays.

Jamieson “Bimbi” Car and Memorabilia museum - featuring an incredible display of restored cars and home wares memorabilia, the museum is located on Waterson Road, Jamieson. Entry by gold coin donation with all proceeds to Mansfield Hospital, CFA or other local charities.
Further details call Steve or Carol on 5777 0733.

Every Saturday
- Mansfield Produce Swap.
Free registration required at event.
Attendees can bring excess produce grown or preserves etc. from home to swap for others’
excesses. Snowgum Nursery, High St, Mansfield. 10am-12pm.


Labour Day Weekend

Sat 8
Merrijig Rodeo - McCormack’s Park, Merrijig. Gates Open 3pm – Main Events From 6pm.
Adults(18+) – $30; Senior/Pensioner – $20; Children (17+under) – Free, but must be accompanied by an adult. Complete with kid-friendly sideshow entertainment, a variety of food stalls and a licensed bar.
No BYO.
More details
of events, catering, camping, how to get there, bus from Mansfield, etc. NO BYO alcohol.

Sun 24 - Poultry Auction - more details soon

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April 2014
· Easter activities
· Rail Trail
The Rail Trail will be open in its entirety from early April. There may be some areas still requiring works.Enjoy the spectacular scenery of North East Victoria while cycling,walking or horse riding the trail. Cross over Lake Eildon on the 385m Bonnie Doon Bridge,traverse through farming country and enjoy the serenity. The trail runs between Mansfield and Tallarook with a spur line to Alexandra, a total of 134kms. Drinking water is limited along the trail so carry food and water with you. See www.victorianrailtrails.com.au for trail updates.

· Historic Displays
- Mansfield - Mansfield Historical Society, located in the historic old Mansfield Railway Station, has a new exhibition - a Timber Industry display. Open Friday, Saturday and Sunday 11am-3pm. Entry by gold coin donation.
- Jamieson - Jamieson and District Historical Society Museum, at the old Jamieson Courthouse - 10am-4pm weekends and public holidays from Nov-May. View the fantastic photographic and historical displays.

· Mansfield Library

- Tues 3rd 11.00am - School holiday activity: Easter Bunnies Bookings essential 5775 2176.
- Thu 5th & 19th 10.30am - Storytime for preschoolers Theme: Easter stories, songs & craft.
- Thu 12th 2.30pm - School holiday activity: Make a bamboo basket.
- Fri 20th 3pm - Book Chat: Adults, join for a cuppa and chat about book of the month.
Every Wed 10.30am - Chess Club welcomes players of every level.

Jamieson “Bimbi” Car & Memorabilia museum, Waterson Road, Jamieson - featuring an incredible display of restored cars and home wares memorabilia. Entry by gold coin donation and all proceeds go to Mansfield Hospital, CFA or other local charities. Further details call Steve or Carol on 5777 0733. Open Friday to Monday 9am-5pm. Closed Good Friday and Anzac Day.

Rent a boat
and cruise to a quiet inlet, unpack the picnic basket and enjoy the stunning
scenery, or grab a fishing rod to land that big one! Located Kennedy’s Point – Tow hire and Drive
option available. For bookings call Jeff at Lake Eildon Cruises on 0422 166 986 or view
www.lakeeildoncruises.com.au.

Every Saturday - Mansfield Produce Swap
. Snowgum Nursery, High St, Mansfield. 10am-12pm. Free registration required at event. Attendees can bring excess produce grown or preserves etc. from home to swap for other's excesses.


Easter in the High Country
A range of events and activities to suit all ages. Bushmarkets, art exhibitions, Easter celebrations, open gardens, scenic chairlift rides and much more!

Easter Church Services
Anglican - Uniting Church - Catholic

Lion Feeding at the Mansfield Zoo See the lion feeding 1.30pm every Saturday,Sunday and everyday throughout school holidays. Hand feed most of the animals in the zoo,including the monkeys. Zoo is open every day from 10am. Daily pass entry so you can come and go as you like on day of entry. Why not roll out the swag under the stars with an overnight sleepover at the Mansfield Zoo. Details -Bronwen 5777 3576.

Mansfield Armchair Cinema - Beanbag cinema. Book a beanbag at the Mansfield Armchair Cinema! Something for everyone, with regular screenings of the latest release movies are showing throughout the school holidays.For program and session times visit www.the-mac.com.au/ or call the Cinema on 5775 2049.
Located at 1 Chenery Street, Mansfield.



25 April - Anzac Day services
Mansfield
6am - Dawn Service at the Memorial Gates in Highett St, Mansfield.
10am - Anzac Day March and Service – 9.50am assembly in Highett Street near the RSL Hall.
Bonnie Doon
- Dawn Service at the Memorial followed by a gunfire breakfast.
Jamieson
- Dawn Service at Gerrans Reserve, followed by a gunfire breakfast at Hall.
11am - Anzac Day March and Service concluding at the Courthouse Hotel.
Merrijig - Memorial Ride

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May - Calendar of events

Historic Display
- Mansfield - Mansfield Historical Society, located in the historic old Mansfield Railway Station, has a new exhibition Open Friday Saturday & Sunday 11am-3pm. Entry by gold coin donation.
- Jamieson - Jamieson and District Historical Society Museum, at the old Jamieson Courthouse, is open
10am-4pm weekends and public holidays from Nov-May. View their fantastic photographic and historical displays.


· Rail Trail Open, Mansfield to Bonnie Doon
Enjoy the spectacular scenery of North East Victoria while cycling, walking or horse riding along some or all of the 22 km scenic Goulburn River High Country Rail Trail through farming country, and crossing Lake Eildon at Bonnie Doon. Cross over Lake Eildon on the 385m Bonnie Doon Bridge, traverse through farming country and enjoy the serenity. Please be aware that there may be some areas still requiring works.
The trail runs between Mansfield and Tallarook with a spur line to Alexandra, a total of 134kms. Drinking water is limited along the trail so please carry food
and water with you. Refer www.victorianrailtrails.com.au for trail updates. Drinking water is limited along the trail so please carry food and water with you. Refer www.victorianrailtrails.com.au for Trail updates.

· Petanque every Saturday at Picnic Point, Goughs Bay - 3.30pm to 5pm. An ideal chance to enjoy the great outdoors! BYO chair and drinks. Boules can be supplied. Open to all ages.
· Mansfield Armchair Cinemas - For program and session times visit www.the-mac.com.au/ or call the Cinema on 5775 2049. 1 Chenery Street, Mansfield.
· “Bimbi” Car and Memorabilia Museum. An incredible display of restored cars and home wares memorabilia at Waterson Road, Jamieson. Entry by gold coin donation and all proceeds to Mansfield Hospital, CFA or other local charities. Call Steve or Carol on 5777 0733. Open Friday to Monday 9am-5pm.
· Mansfield Produce Swap – Every Saturday 10am-12pm. Free event, registration required at event. Bring excess produce grown at home or preserves etc made at home to swap for others’ excess. Fruit, vegetables, herbs, seeds, baked and preserved goods. At Snowgum Nursery, 120 High Street, Mansfield.
· Chess Club welcomes players of every level, Weds 10.30am, Mansfield Library, Collopy St.

· High Country Maze is open every weekend in May. Hunt for gnomes or just explore the delightful gardens. Open 10am-5pm, 678 Piries-Gough’s Bay Rd. Entry $10 adults, $5 kids.
· Lion feeding at the Mansfield Zoo is 1.30pm every Saturday, Sunday and public holidays.
Zoo is open every day from 10am. For details call Bronwen 5777 3576.

· Mansfield Library
Need internet access? - Drop in or call the library on 5775 2176.


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June 2014

Historic Display
- Mansfield - Mansfield Historical Society, located in the historic old Mansfield Railway Station, has a new exhibition. Open Friday Saturday & Sunday 11am-3pm. Entry by gold coin donation.

· Rail Trail Open, Mansfield to Bonnie Doon
Now open between Bonnie Doon and Mansfield. Ride or walk some or all of the 22 km scenic Goulburn River High Country Rail Trail through farming country and crossing Lake Eildon at Bonnie Doon. Drinking water is limited along the trail so please carry food and water with you. Refer www.victorianrailtrails.com.au for Trail updates.
· Petanque every Saturday at Picnic Point, Goughs Bay - 3.30pm to 5pm. An ideal chance to enjoy the great outdoors! BYO chair and drinks. Boules can be supplied. Open to all ages.
· Mansfield Armchair Cinemas - For program and session times visit www.the-mac.com.au/ or call the Cinema on 5775 2049. 1 Chenery Street, Mansfield.
· “Bimbi” Car and Memorabilia Museum. An incredible display of restored cars and home wares memorabilia at Waterson Road, Jamieson. Entry by gold coin donation and all proceeds to Mansfield Hospital, CFA or other local charities. Call Steve or Carol on 5777 0733. Open Friday to Monday 9am-5pm.
· Mansfield Zoo is open every day from 10am with lion feeding 1.30pm every Saturday, Sunday, school and public holidays. Hand feed most animals all day. Entrance fee applies. For details call 5777 3576.
· Looking for another challenge? Pick up a discount voucher at the Mansfield Visitor Information centre for a game of “High Country” mini golf, located in Mansfield and Howqua.
· Mansfield Produce Swap – Every Saturday 10am-12pm. Free event, registration required at event. Bring excess produce grown at home or preserves etc made at home to swap for others’ excess. Fruit, vegetables, herbs, seeds, baked and preserved goods. At Snowgum Nursery, 120 High Street, Mansfield.
· Chess Club welcomes players of every level, Weds 10.30am, Mansfield Library, Collopy St.

· Every Saturday - Mansfield Produce Swap. Bring excess home grown produce or preserves
etc. to swap for other's excesses. Snowgum Nursery, High St, Mansfield. 10am-12pm.

Queens Birthday Weekend - opening of Snow season, Mt Buller Stirling

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July 2014

· Historic Display
- Mansfield - Mansfield Historical Society, located in the historic old Mansfield Railway Station, has a new exhibition. Open Friday Saturday & Sunday 11am-3pm. Entry by gold coin donation.
· Mansfield Library offers a fabulous range of activities and programs for people of all ages – including
internet access. Call the library on 5775 2176 to find out more! Closed Sunday & Monday.

· Mansfield Armchair Cinemas - For program and session times visit www.the-mac.com.au/ or call the Cinema on 5775 2049. 1 Chenery Street, Mansfield.
· Chess Club
welcomes players of every level, Weds 10.30am, Mansfield Library, Collopy St.

· Rail Trail Open -
Mansfield to Bonnie Doon. Now open between Bonnie Doon and Mansfield. Ride or walk some or all of the 22 km scenic Goulburn River High Country Rail Trail through farming country and crossing Lake Eildon at Bonnie Doon. Drinking water is limited along the trail so please carry food and water with you. Refer www.victorianrailtrails.com.au for Trail updates.
· Mansfield Zoo is open every day
from 10am, with lion feeding 1.30pm every Saturday, Sunday, school and public holidays. Hand feed most animals all day. Entrance fee applies. For details call 5777 3576.
Looking for another challenge?
Pick up a discount voucher at the Mansfield Visitor Information centre for a game of “High Country” mini golf, located in Mansfield and Howqua.
· “Bimbi” Car and Memorabilia Museum. An incredible display of restored cars and home wares memorabilia at Waterson Road, Jamieson. Entry by gold coin donation and all proceeds to Mansfield Hospital, CFA or other local charities. Call Steve or Carol on 5777 0733. Open Friday to Monday 9am-5pm.
· Mansfield Produce Swap – Every Saturday 10am-12pm. Free event, registration required at event. Bring excess produce grown at home or preserves etc made at home to swap for others’ excess. Fruit, vegetables, herbs, seeds, baked and preserved goods. At Snowgum Nursery, 120 High Street, Mansfield.
· Petanque every Saturday at Picnic Point, Goughs Bay - 3.30pm to 5pm. An ideal chance to enjoy the great outdoors! BYO chair and drinks. Boules can be supplied. Open to all ages.





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August 2014

· Historic Display
- Mansfield - Mansfield Historical Society, located in the historic old Mansfield Railway Station, has a new exhibition. Open Friday Saturday & Sunday 11am-3pm. Entry by gold coin donation.
· Mansfield Library
offers a fabulous range of activities and programs for people of all ages – including
internet access. Call the library on 5775 2176 to find out more! Closed Sunday & Monday.

· Rail Trail Open, Mansfield to Bonnie Doon
Now open between Bonnie Doon and Mansfield. Ride or walk some or all of the 22 km scenic Goulburn River High Country Rail Trail through farming country and crossing Lake Eildon at Bonnie Doon. Drinking water is limited along the trail so please carry food and water with you. Refer www.victorianrailtrails.com.au for Trail updates.
· Petanque every Saturday at Picnic Point, Goughs Bay - 3.30pm to 5pm. An ideal chance to enjoy the great outdoors! BYO chair and drinks. Boules can be supplied. Open to all ages.
· Mansfield Armchair Cinemas - For program and session times visit www.the-mac.com.au/ or call the Cinema on 5775 2049. 1 Chenery Street, Mansfield.
· Daily throughout August – Mansfield Zoo is open every day from 10am
with lion feeding 1.30pm every Saturday, Sunday, school and public holidays. Hand feed most animals all day. Entrance fee applies. For details call 5777 3576. Great family fun!
· Looking for another challenge?
Pick up a discount voucher at the Mansfield Visitor Information centre for a game of “High Country” mini golf, located in Mansfield and Howqua.
· “Bimbi” Car and Memorabilia Museum. An incredible display of restored cars and home wares memorabilia at Waterson Road, Jamieson. Entry by gold coin donation and all proceeds to Mansfield Hospital, CFA or other local charities. Call Steve or Carol on 5777 0733. Open Friday to Monday 9am-5pm.
· Mansfield Produce Swap – Every Saturday 10am-12pm. Free event, registration required at event. Bring excess produce grown at home or preserves etc made at home to swap for others’ excess. Fruit, vegetables, herbs, seeds, baked and preserved goods. At Snowgum Nursery, 120 High Street, Mansfield.
· Chess Club welcomes players of every level, Weds 10.30am, Mansfield Library, Collopy St.



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September 2014
Historic Display -
Mansfield Historical Society, located in the historic old Mansfield Railway Station, will run a display showcasing significant historical events in Mansfield, Mansfield’s Timeline and an ongoing Railway feature. Open every Friday, Saturday & Sunday 11am – 3pm. Gold coin entry donation.

· Rail Trail Open, Mansfield to Bonnie Doon
The Rail Trail is open every day of the year for walkers, cyclists and horse riders. Enjoy the spectacular scenery of North East Victoria while traversing through farming country and crossing Lake Eildon at Bonnie Doon on the 20km open section from Mansfield to Bonnie Doon. The GRHCRT is currently under construction from Tallarook to Bonnie Doon with a spur line to Alexandra. When finished later this year the trail will be 134km long, one of the longest and most picturesque in Australia. Drinking water is limited along the trail so please carry food and water with you. Refer www.victorianrailtrails.com.au for trail updates.

· Petanque every Saturday at Picnic Point, Goughs Bay - 3.30pm to 5pm. An ideal chance to enjoy the great outdoors! BYO chair and drinks. Boules can be supplied. Open to all ages.
· Mansfield Armchair Cinemas - For program and session times visit www.the-mac.com.au/ or call the Cinema on 5775 2049. 1 Chenery Street, Mansfield.
· “Bimbi” Car and Memorabilia Museum. An incredible display of restored cars and home wares memorabilia at Waterson Road, Jamieson. Entry by gold coin donation and all proceeds to Mansfield Hospital, CFA or other local charities. Call Steve or Carol on 5777 0733. Open Friday to Monday 9am-5pm.
· Mansfield Produce Swap – Every Saturday 10am-12pm. Free event, registration required at event. Bring excess produce grown at home or preserves etc made at home to swap for other's excess. Fruit, vegetables, herbs, seeds, baked and preserved goods. At Snowgum Nursery, 120 High Street, Mansfield.
· Chess Club welcomes players of every level, Weds 10.30am, Mansfield Library, Collopy St.


· Lion feeding at the Mansfield Zoo
is at 1.30pm every Saturday, Sunday and school holidays. Hand
feed most of the animals in the zoo, including the monkeys. Open daily 10am.

Sat 6th - Jamieson Aussie Icon Ball and Silent Auction, at Jamieson Memorial Hall, Tickets $20, available from the Jamieson Post Office and Mansfield District Hospital prior to the night.
Silent Auction - fundraiser for the Mansfield & District Hospital - high quality donated items.
Bidding can be made by email prior to the night.
Contact Mandy Riedel - 0411 113 937 - krmriedel@bigpond.com


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October 2014

Historic Display
- Mansfield - Mansfield Historical Society, located in the historic old Mansfield Railway Station, has a new exhibition. Open Friday Saturday & Sunday 11am-3pm. Entry by gold coin donation.
· Rail Trail Open, Mansfield to Bonnie Doon
Now open between Bonnie Doon and Mansfield. Ride or walk some or all of the 22 km scenic Goulburn River High Country Rail Trail through farming country and crossing Lake Eildon at Bonnie Doon. Drinking water is limited along the trail so please carry food and water with you. Refer www.victorianrailtrails.com.au for Trail updates.
· Petanque every Saturday at Picnic Point, Goughs Bay - 3.30pm to 5pm. An ideal chance to enjoy the great outdoors! BYO chair and drinks. Boules can be supplied. Open to all ages.
· Mansfield Armchair Cinemas - For program and session times visit www.the-mac.com.au/ or call the Cinema on 5775 2049. 1 Chenery Street, Mansfield.
· “Bimbi” Car and Memorabilia Museum. An incredible display of restored cars and home wares memorabilia at Waterson Road, Jamieson. Entry by gold coin donation and all proceeds to Mansfield Hospital, CFA or other local charities. Call Steve or Carol on 5777 0733. Open Friday to Monday 9am-5pm.
· Mansfield Produce Swap – Every Saturday 10am-12pm. Free event, registration required at event. Bring excess produce grown at home or preserves etc made at home to swap for others’ excess. Fruit, vegetables, herbs, seeds, baked and preserved goods. At Snowgum Nursery, 120 High Street, Mansfield.
· Chess Club welcomes players of every level, Weds 10.30am, Mansfield Library, Collopy St.

· Lion feeding at the Mansfield Zoo. 1.30pm every Saturday and Sunday in October. Hand feed most of the animals in the zoo, including the monkeys. Open daily 10am. Call Bronwen 5777 3576.
· Bonnie Doon Community Centre Events - www.bonniedoon.net.au
· Justice of the Peace
- available each Thursday at the Mansfield Police Station 12 noon-3pm for signing and witnessing of documents.
· Mansfield Aquatics is now open for learn to swim classes, aqua aerobics, private bookings,
club and school bookings and public recreational swimming. For class and session times –
see www.mansfieldaquatics.com.au or call 5779 1857.

High Country Festival and Spring Arts 2013
Highlights include the Wildfire Fireworks extravaganza, Grand parade, Spring Arts Walk, open gardens, music and live performances.

Friday 25 October to Tues 5 November.
HIGH COUNTRY FESTIVAL - including art exhibitions, performances, music, fireworks, open gardens, and other community events. The Grand Parade, Torchlight Parade and
Fireworks are still a highlight of the festival but there are so many more wonderful
events - with the finale being the Mansfield Picnic Races.
Full program details can be found at www.highcountryfestival.com.au, or pick up a program at the Mansfield Visitor Information Centre.

Saturday 26 October to 9th November - MMUDS presents “Sweet Charity” with all the favorite hit tunes, at the Performing Arts Centre, View St Mansfield . Performance dates 26th, 29th, 31st October and 2nd, 7th & 9th November at 8pm, with matinee show Sunday 27th October and Sunday 3rd at 4pm. Tickets available from Wallaby Ritz or online www.mmuds.org.au



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November 2014

Historic Display -
Mansfield - Mansfield Historical Society, located in the historic old Mansfield Railway Station, has a new exhibition. Open Friday Saturday & Sunday 11am-3pm. Entry by gold coin donation.
Mansfield Zoo - Lion feeding will be 1.30pm every Saturday and Sunday. Hand feed most of the
animals in the zoo, including the monkeys. See the Chicken Run! See over 400 free range hens and the bus they live in at night! Open daily 10am. Call Bronwen on 5777 3576.
Mansfield Armchair Cinema
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call 5775 2049 or see website for details of this month's screening sessions.

HIGH COUNTRY FESTIVAL - www.highcountryfestival.com.au

HIGH COUNTRY FESTIVAL - including art exhibitions, performances, music, fireworks, open gardens, and other community events. The Grand Parade, Torchlight Parade and Fireworks are still a highlight of the festival but there are so many more wonderful events - with the finale being the Mansfield Picnic Races.
Full program details can be found at www.highcountryfestival.com.au, or pick up a program at the Mansfield Visitor Information Centre.

Friday 1 - High Country Festival evening events: approx 7.00 pm - Torchlight Parade in Main Street Mansfield, followed by fireworks. Follow the crowd.

Sat 2nd – High Country Alpaca Display. See and learn about alpacas and the high quality garments made from their incredibly soft fibre. 9am-3pm, High Street Reserve opposite Post Office.
- All sorts of events all day in Mansfield and surrounding district,
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website www.highcountryfestival.com.au

Sat 2nd and Sun 3rd - Art Studios Open - See the artists at work and take home an original at studio door prices. Wendy Jagger 36 Dundas Court, Mansfield; Margaret Purcell Lot 2, 13 Cummins Road,Howes Creek; and Pam Moore Glen Creek Road, Bonnie Doon. Open 10.30am-4.30pm. Follow the signs or download map at www.wendyjagger.com.

Sat 2nd to Sat 9th November - MMUDS presents “Sweet Charity” with all the favorite hit tunes, at the Performing Arts Centre, View St Mansfield . Performance dates: 2nd, 7th & 9th November at 8pm, with matinee show Sunday 3rd November at 4pm. Tickets available from Wallaby Ritz or online www.mmuds.org.au

Sun 3 - Maindample Country Fair - Community Park, Maindample (opposite CFA) - from 8am til close
Market stalls, Trade displays, Working horses, Miniature donkeys, Grey Fergies, Shearing blocks, Collectables, plants, local crafts and produce - something for everyone! Food stalls, Coffee bar.
Enquiries call Jeni 0401 712 810. All proceeds to Mansfield Community Park Project - a community initiative.


- Delatite Open Garden - an opportunity see through historic Delatite Station’s spectacular spring gardens, featuring 6 acres of manicured English garden. Open from 10.30am – 4pm. Entry cost is $5 adult, children free. No dogs please. Location: Delatite Lane, Piries.
Other gardens open throughout festival weekend – view www.highcountryfestival.com.au


Cup Day brings a fitting finale to an action-packed festival program with the popular
Mansfield Picnic Cup Race meeting. See the program at www.highcountryfestival.com.au
or pick up a festival program at the Mansfield Visitor Centre.

Mon 11 - Remembrance Day Service. Join the Mansfield RSL Sub-branch for a service at the Memorial Gates commencing at 10.30am. Speaker will be Mr. Bill Sykes, Member for Benalla Electorate.

Sat 16 - Mansfield A & P Society Show - full details on website http://www.mansfieldaandpsociety.com.au/mansfield-ap-show.html

Mansfield’s 124th Agricultural & Pastoral Society Show is a day for the entire family to enjoy. A fantastic variety of events and competitions include wood chopping, sheep shearing, working dog displays, an animal nursery, a farmer’s challenge and much, much more. Feast on gourmet food stalls offering some of our best local produce. Starts 9am. Entry: $12 Adult, $6 12-17 years, under 12 years FOC.

Starts 9am. Mansfield Showgrounds, Mt Battery Road, Mansfield.
A long tradition of being a great day out, featuring all sorts of things for the family. Showcasing the best of Mansfield.
Displays and events galore
Wood chopping, displays by the CFA, Police Force, the SES and much more.
Stalls: Local produce, local businesses.
Animal Displays: Animal Nursery, Sheep shearing, Working Dogs, cattle, goats, sheep, poultry, Rabbits, Mice, Guinea pigs.
Dog events: Dog Jump; Dressed up Dog - Small & Large; Small Dog Dash & Large Dog Race
Novelty Events
Pavilion displays: Arts and Crafts, Home made cooking, fleece, Wine making competition, Garden Produce, Dairy Produce, Floriculture, Writing, Art, Pottery (ceramics), Spinning and Weaving, Photography, Knitting, Sewing, Craft and Needlework.
Food stalls, bar,Entertainment: Sideshow Alley, Live music
Mansfield A&P Society Inc. PO Box 304, Mansfield, Victoria 3724
Showground phone: 03 5775 1858 (Note: phone is only attended  the day before and during an event)


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- Mansfield Historic Display - Mansfield Historical Society, located in the historic old Mansfield Railway Station, has a new exhibition. Open Friday Saturday & Sunday 11am-3pm. Entry by gold coin donation.
- The Great Victorian Rail Trail, 134km long, from Tallarook to Mansfield, with a spur line to Alexandra from Cathkin, traverses through farming country and crosses Lake Eildon at Bonnie Doon. Cycle, walk or horseride the trail, and pack your bathers for a swim in Lake Eildon along the way. Drinking water is limited along the trail so please carry food and water with you. www.victorianrailtrails.com.au
- Mansfield Armchair Cinema,
1 Chenery Street, Mansfield. Fully digital screenings showing the latest
blockbusters and kids’ & teen flicks. Open 7 days in school holidays. www.the-mac.com.au
- White Lion feeding atMansfield Zoo, 1.30pm every Saturday, Sunday; from School holidays
(21st December) it will be 5pm daily. Open daily 10am. Hey kids, book an overnight sleepover at the
zoo - available throughout school holidays. Call Bronwen 5777 3576.
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Every Saturday - Mansfield Produce Swap. Bring excess produce grown or preserves etc. from home to swap for others’ excesses. Snowgum Nursery, High Street, Mansfield. 10am-12pm.
- Mansfield Library
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Thu 6th & 20th at 10.30am -Storytime for preschoolers.
- Fri 19th at 3pm “Book Chat” - Enjoy a cuppa and chat about our book of the month
School holidays -Hey kids, join up for summer reading club; read, win prizes and party!
- Internet access? Drop in or call the library on 5775 2176.
- Mansfield Christmas windows – follow the trail and find the hidden animal in each window and complete the rhyme.



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Thurs 25 - Christmas Day Church Services

Christmas Services for Anglican Church - click for more details
Christmas Eve
6.00pm Christ Church Anglican Church, Bonnie Doon
11.00pm St.John's Anglican Church, Mansfield

Christmas Day
7.30am St.Peter's Anglican Church, Jamieson
9.30am St.John's Anglican Church, Mansfield


31 - New Year’s Eve Fun for All



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