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Events December 2014

Summer Movie Festival - Frozen (PG)

Date: 19 Dec 2015

Venue: Bridgetown Memorial Park

The Shire of Bridgetown-Greenbushes presents the Summer Movie Festival, with a screening of "Frozen", showing at the Bridgetown Memorial Park.

Starts between 7.30 - 8 pm (depending on sunset), and BYO picnic, drinks, blankets and chairs.  All children must be supervised by an adult.

 

Princess Anna sets off on an epic journey to find her sister, Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom of Arendelle in an eternal winter. Teaming up with rugged mountain man, Kristoff and his loyal reindeer Sven, they must battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom.

Rated PG - some scence may frighten young children

Adults $5.00, under 16s $2.00 or Family pass (2 adult & 2 children) $10.00

 

Events January 2015

Bridgetown Walking Group

Date: All Year 2015

The Walking Group, a group of like minded people who enjoy walking or ambling, meet every Thursday at the Railway Carpark and car pool to the area they are having their morning walk, then have morning tea and plan where they are going the next week.  They meet at 9 am most of the year until it becomes warmer, when they meet at 8.30 am. Costs $2 towards morning tea. Look at the website

 

www.bridgetownwalkinggroup.com

for where we will be walking next week.

 

Contact Dianne 9761 4350 for further info

Fortnightly River Park Markets

Date: Every 2nd Sunday 2015

Venue: River Park

Held on alternate Sundays from 7.30am to 12 noon with a variety of stalls including fruit & vegetable sales, bric a brac, homemade produce, trees & shrubs etc. 

Contact the Visitor Centre on 9761 1740 or email visitors@bridgetown.wa.gov.au to find out which Sunday they're on or contact Alan & Sonja Roberts 9761 2412

Summer Movie Festival - The Lego Movie

Date: 9 January 2015

Venue: Thompson Park, Greenbushes

An ordinary LEGO minifigure, mistakenly thought to be the extraordinary MasterBuilder, is recruited to join a quest to stop an evil LEGO tyrant from glueing the universe together.

Rated PG - mild animated violence & crude humour.

Adults $5.00, under 16s $2.00 or family pass (2 adults & 2 children) $10.00

BYO picnic & rug. Movies begin at 8pm (please arrive 15-20 minutes early). Children must be supervised by an adult.

Movies are subject to weather conditions & may be rescheduled without prior warning

 

Summer Movie Festival - How to Train Your Dragon 2

Date: 23 January 2015

Venue: Bridgetown Memorial Park

It's been five years since Hiccup & Toothless united dragons and Vikings together. One of their adventures leads to the discovery of a secret ice cave that is home to hundreds of wild dragons and the mysterious Dragon Rider. The two find themselves at the centre of a battle to protect the peace.

Rated PG - mild fantasy themes & violence

Adults $5.00, under 16s $2.00 or family pass (2 adults & 2 children) $10.00

BYO picnic & rug. Movies begin at 8pm (please arrive 15-20 minutes early). Children must be supervised by an adult.

Movies are subject to weather conditions & may be rescheduled without prior warning

Jazz in the Jarrah

Date: 24 Jan 2015

Venue: Manjimup Timber & Heritage Park

At the Manjimup Timber & Heritage Park

Featuring The Manjimup Jazz Ensemble, Jake & The Mint Band, Phil Hatton & The Manhattons

Tickets available at the Manjimup Visitor Centre or online at www.trybooking.com 

Check the website for costs including the GOLD TICKETS www.jazzinthejarrah@weebly.com

Contact for Lions is Pat Martin 0419 949 173 or for Rotary is Irene Bowden 9771 8885

Australia Day Breakfast

Date: 26 January 2015

Venue: Bridgetown Agricultural Showgrounds

Contact Details: 

Shire of Bridgetown-Greenbushes office phone 97611555; or  Lesa Boni (phone 97611261; email lboni@bridgetown.wa.gov.au

Members of the Bridgetown-Greenbushes community are invited to attend the free Aussie Day breakfast hosted by the Shire Council commencing from 7.30am.  Music by "The Campbells & Friends" will provide musical entertainment with the official proceedings which include the presentation of the Australia Day Awards and an Australian Citizenship ceremony taking place at approximately 8.45am.  The morning will conclude at approximately 10.00am.

Events February 2015

Summer Movie Festival - Saving Mr Banks

Date: 6 February 2015

Venue: Bridgetown Memorial Park

It took Walt Disney 20 years to obtain the rights to P.L. Travers'book "Mary Poppins". He only managed to convince the uncompromising authorof his movie adaptation when he reached into his own complicated childhood and discovered the truth about ghosts that haunted Mrs. Travers.

Rated PG - mild themes

Adults $5.00, under 16s $2.00 or family pass (2 adults & 2 children) $10.00

BYO picnic & rug. Movies begin at 8pm (please arrive 15-20 minutes early). Children must be supervised by an adult.

Movies are subject to weather conditions & may be rescheduled without prior warning

Boyup Brook Country Music Festival & Ute Muster

Date: 11-15 February 2015

Venue: Boyup Brook

Contact Details: 

www.countrymusicwa.com.au

Country Music spectacular held at Boyup Brook Friday afternoon, Concert Friday evening at Blackwood River Music Park, Street Carnival Saturday, Ute Muster & Country Music Awards Saturday evening at Blackwood River Music Park, Poets breakfast on Sunday. For further information please telephone the Bridgetown Greenbushes Visitor Centre on 08 9761 1740 or Boyup Brook Visitor Centre on 9765 1444

Summer Movie Festival - The Croods

Date: 20 February 2015

Venue: Thompson Park, Greenbushes

Caveman Grug and his family are forced to leave their home after an earthquake. The situation becomes more complicated for Grug's family when his eldest daughter, Eep, falls fora quirky and imaginative nomad named Guy. Guy's search for 'tomorrow'is at odds with Grug's reliance on the traditions of ýesterday'.

Rated PG - mild themes

Adults $5.00, under 16s $2.00 or family pass (2 adults & 2 children) $10.00

BYO picnic & rug. Movies begin at 8pm (please arrive 15-20 minutes early). Children must be supervised by an adult.

Movies are subject to weather conditions & may be rescheduled without prior warning

Nannup Music Festival

Date: 27 February - 2 March 2015

Venue: Nannup

Contact Details: 

www.nannupmusicfestival.org

There will be small intimate performances, workshops, and large scale concerts spread throughout the town.

Events March 2015

Summer Movie Festival - Life of Pi

Date: 6 March 2015

Venue: Bridgetown Memorial Park

After a shipwreck, young Pi finds himself stranded ona lifeboat with one other survivor - a ferocious Bengal tiger named Richard Parker. Bound by the need to survive, the two are caston an epic journey.

Rated PG - mild survival themes

Adults $5.00, under 16s $2.00 or family pass (2 adults & 2 children) $10.00

BYO picnic & rug. Movies begin at 8pm (please arrive 15-20 minutes early). Children must be supervised by an adult.

Movies are subject to weather conditions & may be rescheduled without prior warning

'The Archies' Portrait Exhibition

Date: 6-30 March 2015

Venue: Bridgetown Pottery Gallery Tearooms

The "Archies Exhibition" is an annual Art Show held in Bridgetown at the Bridgetown Pottery Restaurant.  The "Archies" are a light hearted take-off of the Archibald Prize.   Prizes are awarded for Best Local Identity, People's Choice and the main prize goes to the Archie Prize Winner.

 

 

Interested artists are invited to exhibit their work at the Pottery Restaurant/Gallery.  If you wish to know more about this event, phone. 9761 1038 (Pip Mills), or 9761 1260 (Lesa Boni).

The exhibition runs from 7-30 March 2014.

Down Under Country Music Festival

Date: 20-22 March 2015

Venue: Bridgetown Agricultural Showgrounds

Contact Details: 

David & Therese 0429 109 334 or campfirecountry@westnet.com.au

Colleen 9761 9055

Country Music Weekend at the Bridgetown Agricultural Showgrounds.  Come along for some bootscooting, old time & new vogue dance, bush yarns & sing alongs, food & market stalls.

 

 

 

Featuring Campfire Country, and many more artists.

 

Tickets available at the gate

 

 

 

Nannup Spectacular Forest 'Quit' Rally

Date: 27 - 29 March 2015

Venue: Nannup area

Bridgetown Heritage Field Day

Date: 28 March 2015

Venue: Russell Family Farm

Contact Details: 

  For  enquries please phone Gerry Richings 0428 611 617,  Doddy Davies 9761 1061, Ross Petterson 9761 2235 or Ed Russell 9761 9055

The Heritage Field Day will be held at the Russell Family Farm, Glentulloch Rd, Bridgetown

There will be demonstrations of old tractors and bulldozers working the ground, haymaking, stationary engines, scale model steam engines, drag shaws, vintage cars, trucks & bikes many more old machinery. The lighting plant from the Terminus Hotel will be on display and if you have any information about this please contact one of the committee.

Kids can have a go at rope making or have a horse and wagon ride.  There will be billy tea & damper plus other refreshments will be available.

Events April 2015

Bridgetown Easter Tennis Tournament

Date: 3 - 5 April 2015

Venue: Bridgetown Tennis Club

Western Australia's largest tennis tournament.

 

Annual Tennis Tournament with teams from all over the State.

 

 

 

 

For further details on this event and how to enter, click on to www.tenniswest.com.au

16th Blackwood River Chamber Festival

Date: 24 - 26 April 2015

Venue: In and around Bridgetown

Contact Details: 

Please phone the Visitor Centre on 9761 1740 or 1800 777 140, or email us on visitors@bridgetown.wa.gov.au

 

Welcome to the 16th Blackwood River Chamber Festival and the first presented by new directors Sally Boud and Geoffrey Bourgault de Coudray.

In our musical careers we have been involved in many different festivals as performers and it is a dream and an honour that the Festival's founder, Vincent Moleta, has entrusted Western Australia's longest running chamber music festival to us.

The Festival takes place in and around Bridgetown in the Blackwood Valley, where we have lived for the last two years. It is a truly magical place, in one of the most beautiful regions of Australia. We can think of nothing more special than to bring some of Australia's finest musicians to this, our home, for a weekend of music making. This year's Festival will feature a small and intimate group of musicians. We will be exploring a wide variety of music and playing together in many different combinations.

The Festival will be held over the weekend of 24-26 April 2015 in three beautiful venues. We are excited to be able to present Saturday's concerts in a wonderful new venue: a lovingly converted shearing shed out at Dalmore Farm, a picturesque 15 minute drive out of town. The morning and afternoon concerts will be separated by a catered picnic lunch. On Saturday evening the Emporium Bistro will host a dinner and concert, because fine music, food and wine are such natural companions. Regular Festival goers will already be familiar with the warm acoustics of St Paul's Church, where the Festival's final concert will take place, followed by a light lunch. There will be a pre-Festival concert in St Paul's Church at 7.30 pm on Friday 24th April, featuring a selection of music from the main festival. This is intended mainly for town and district but Festival goers are welcome to attend, paying separately at the door.

We hope you will join us for what promises to be a wonderful weekend of chamber music.  You can book online on this site by clicking on Events on the left hand side and selecting the Festival from the drop down list.

Anzac Day Ceremonies

Date: 25 April 2015

A Dawn Service is held in Greenbushes at the Memorial  in Blackwood Road at 6am, any one wishing to march are required to muster on the forecourt of the Greenbushes Roadhouse at 5.45am to march off at 5.55am

A Morning Service is held in Bridgetown with the march starting at the Steere & Hampton Street intersection at 09.45 am and finishing at the War Memorial in the Memorial Park for the service at 10 am followed by morning tea at the Town Hall.

Balingup Small Farm Field Day

Date: 25 April 2015

Venue: Balingup

A display of animals, produce, small farm equipment, craft and all related products - main venue is Balingup Oval.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gates open 9 am - 4.30 pm.   Trade and market stalls, garden & nursery supplies, animals, demonstrations, sheep shearing, fashion parade and entertainment, gourmet food and wine tasting, plant and garden advisory and much much more

 

Free parking.   Adults $6, Children $3, Family $15 (2 adults & 3 children) - NO DOGS OR BIKES ALLOWED PLEASE.

 

Phone 9764 1272 for enquiries or further information 

 

Greenbushes Art Trail

Date: 25-26 April 2015

Venue: Greenbushes

Displaying local artists from different genres throughout Greenbushes

Events May 2015

Two Oceans Mountain Bike Race

Date: 2-9 May 2015

Venue: South West WA

Contact Details: 

Please see www.2oceansmtb.com for further information.

An international epic eight day stage race that provides challenging terrain and racing for competitors and showcases the beauty of the south west of Western Australia.  The ever-changing landscape of the 2 Oceans MTB adventure is a blend of towering Karri and Jarrah forests, lush vineyards, thrilling technical downhills and abundant wildlife. These pristine, unspoilt environments are the habitat of marron, kangaroo, cockatoos, many native marsupials and over 300 varieties of stunning wildflowers.  They’re also home to some phenomenal singletrack in and around Bridgetown, Manjimup, Pemberton and Northcliffe.

Shire Art Exhibition

Date: 12 - 26 May 2015

Boyup Brook Antique & Craft Fair

Date: 15 - 17 May 2015

Venue: Boup Brook Town Hall

Greenbushes Fun Run

Date: 17 May 2015

Venue: Greenbushes

The Fun Run is around Greenbushes townsite & surrounding area

Events June 2015

Ouch Festival for Youth

Date: 26 June 2015

Truffle Kerfuffle - Southern Forest Food Festival

Date: 26 June 2015

Venue: Fonty's Pool, Seven Day Road, Manjimup

Contact Details: 

www.trufflekerfuffle.com.au

Come along and get truffled!

Truffle Kerfuffle 2015 will include wineries, food stalls, master classes, cooking demonstrations, free kids' food classes, food discussion/truffle seminars.

 

There will also be Truffle Dog competitions, truffle orchard tours, and local produce by way of the local farmer's markets and a lot more!

 

 

 

Events July 2015

Sunnyside Sprint Power Boat Race

Date: 5 July 2015

Venue: Blackwood River, Bridgetown

The race starts at the Blackwood River near Sunnyside Oval, Tweed Road and finishes at the main traffic bridge SW Highway, Bridgetown

Contact Todd Williamson 0418 166 707 or Justin Ferguson 0438 866 305 for more information

Telling Tales in Balingup

Date: 11-12 July 2015

Telling Tales in Balingup is an exciting children’s literacy and story telling event. Held on the middle weekend of the July school holidays. The event is designed for primary school aged children 4yrs – 13yrs.

A host of published WA authors and illustrators present interactive workshops throughout the weekend. A multiple of sessions on offer at any given time allow you to select a session which best suits you and your children. Children will also be able to learn the art of traditional book binding, and take home their very own book.

Adults can of course accompany the children to the workshops and enjoy a coffee in the cafés or browse the many interesting retail outlets. Balingup is renowned for its fabulous events and is sure to host a weekend worth attending.

 

Events August 2015

Greenbushes Discovery Centre Wattle Walk

Date: 2 August 2015

Venue: Greenbushes

The Greenbushes Wattle Walk is held on the 3rd Sunday of August.  The walk starts from the Greenbushes Discovery Centre in Blackwood Road, Greenbushes for a walk through the forest areas on one of the Greenbushes walk trails to view the many different types of wattle in bloom in the area.  On your return to the Discovery Centre go inside and have a look at the displays dipicting the mining and timber industries, farming and natural heritage of the Greenbushes area.

Taste of the Blackwood Festival

Date: 8 August 2015

7th annual  Taste of the Blackwood.  Saturday 8th August 11am - 6pm. Bridgetown Civic Centre.

 

Visit the 7th Annual Taste of the Blackwood and please your palette at this delicious culinary event, which is a celebration of fine food, award winning wines and talented musicians from the Blackwood Valley Region.  Indulge yourself with free tastings as you make your way through food and wine stalls showcasing the quality, diversity and value of local produce. This family friendly event also features cooking demonstrations and workshops for both children and adults, as well as live entertainment throughout the festival. Take the time to talk to our producers and experience their enthusiasm for both their produce and the spectacular Blackwood Valley itself.  The best part?  It only costs a gold coin donation to enter.

 

Nannup Flower & Garden Festival

Date: 13-16 August 2015

Venue: Nannup

Contact Details: 

Phone 0417 974 345  or www.nannupgardens.org.au

Activities are - Open Gardens, Garden Village Weekend Market, Gardeners Day Out (Sunday), Choir Singing, Town Hall Floral Tribute, Holberry Sculpture Walk, Heritage Agricultural Display, Mad Hatter'sTea Party, Quilt Exhibition

Check www.nannupgardens.org.au for further information

Balingup Medieval Carnivale

Date: 22-23 August 2015

Venue: Balingup Village Green

Contact Details: 

Peter Kirk - President - 9764 1101 Email: pgda@bigpond.com Tony Byrne - Entertainment - 9764 1511 Email: tonybyrne13@westnet.com.au or visit www.balingupmedievalcarnivale.com.au

Medieval Carnivale - 

Two days of medieval fun, and mayhem for all visitors. Deep in the South West of WA, Balingup, a tiny town, 20 mins north of Bridgetown, erupts into a colorful Medieval Affair, inviting all visitors to join in the fun.

During the Carnivale Weekend, the town is ablaze with colorful tulips and glorious banners, from Friday night to late afternoon on the Sunday, the Kingdom of Balingup comes alive with fantastic medieval characters. Jesters, Jugglers, Knights and Maidens relive times gone by, with re-enactments of medieval life including dancing, fighting and various other tasks and activities for visitors to get their hands dirty.

Delicious country style food is available throughout the weekend and local wineries provide award winning wines to make this weekend a truly medieval Affair.

Time:    10 am - 4.30 pm each day

Location: Balingup Woods, community centre grounds, Balingup, Western Australia, 6253

www.balingupmedievalcarnivale.com.au

Events September 2015

Landscape Exhibition

Date: 5 - 29 Sept 2015

Venue: Bridgetown Pottery Gallery Tearooms

Contact Details: 

Lesa Boni 9761 1261

Interested artists are invited to exhibit their work at the Pottery Restaurant/Gallery.  If you wish to know more about this event, phone. 9761 1038 (Pip Mills)  or 9761 1261 (Lesa Boni)

 

Sandarkan Memorial

Date: 8 September 2015

Venue: Boyup Brook

A memorial service is held at the Sandarkan Memorial in park near the Boyup Brook Town Hall

Peace Art Exhibition

Date: 19/9/2015 2015

Venue: Bridgetown Town Hall

Events October 2015

Rotary Up Close & Classical Concert

Date: Up Close & Classical Concert 2015

A concert that features mainly local talent.  An evening of music featuring instrumental, voice and dance.  Usually teachers and selected students together with other talented community members playing or performing a classical selection.  Tickets available through “Gentle Era” Hampton Street. Enquiries: (08) 9761 7512
 

Blackwood Valley WA Boutique Wine Show

Date: October 2015

Venue: Bridgetown Gardens Function Centre

A fabulous collection of entries from around the state come together in one central venue.

For more information, visit www.blackwoodvalleywine.asn.au

Festival of Country Gardens

Date: 29 October -1 November 2015

Venue: Blackwood Valley area

Contact Details: 

Contact Peta Townsing 9764 1111 or email festival@countrygardens-australia.com

website  www.countrygardens-australia.com

This is the main component of the Festival of Country Gardens after the Prelude in October. 

The Festival is held over 4 days starting Thursday 1st November featuring gardens throughout the Blackwood Valley area (Bridgetown, Balingup, Nannup, Manjimup & Donnybrook areas)

There will be morning walks to explore for interesting spring flowering trees and for wildflowers in the local jarrah forests near Bridgetown.

Pick up a Festival of Country Gardens booklet from Visitor Centres or Hillview Garden Centre (Bridgetown).

Harvey Dickson Rodeo

Date: 31 October 2015

Venue: Boyup Brook

Contact Details: 

Harvey & Rose Dickson - 9765 1125  or email  - harveydickson@westnet.com.au   or check out the webiste  www.geocities.com/harveydickson

 

 

Saturday 31st  - Gates open 9.30 am for Rodeo 2 pm - Licensed Bar, hot food, drinks, camping available.

 

 

 

 

Log onto www.harveydickson.com.au and click bookings or phone 9765 1125 or mobile 0429 651 125

Rotary Blackwood Marathon

Date: Last Saturday in October - 26th October 2015

Venue: Boyup Brook start, Bridgetown finish

Rotary Club of Bridgetown will again host the Blackwood Marathon in 2015.

 

The Marathon is an annual relay race - first held in 1979 - consisting of five stages; running, canoeing, swimming, horseriding and cycling. Based on the Marathon of classic Greece the aim is to take a message from Boyup Brook to Bridgetown by a series of team members with different transport methods who pass on a numbered bib from one team member to the next.  The Marathon is always held on the last Saturday of October each year.

The event commences at the Boyup Brook Oval and finishes in Bridgetown. 

The event is made up of teams to include canoeing, swimming, running, cycling and horse riding as part of the relay.  The inclusion of the horse leg in the relay also requires that a veterinarian examine all horses before they start.

 

The event is open to all types of competitors ranging from Olympians such as Shane Gould and Robert De Castella to those who compete in a more casual way.

There are those sturdy individuals, Iron Men and Women, who compete in every leg.

Set in beautiful countryside and the Blackwood River, the event is great to watch from the spectator point of view. A useful map is available from the web site.

 

It is essential that all prospective participants read the Entry Form for rules and information pertaining to the Marathon.  You can download the conditions of entry and an entry form by clicking on Events on the left hand menu.

 

 

 

Events November 2015

Ford House Garden Fair

Date: 1 November 2015

Venue: Ford House

Contact Details: 

Jenny Rotman at Ford House 9761 1816

Ford House Garden Fair is held in the grounds & gardens of Ford House 9.30am to 3.30pm.  $5.00 inclues Fair & Garden entry.  Lots of stalls specializing in plants such as roses, clivias, succulents and cottage plants.  Ford House address is Eedle Terrace, Bridgetown. 

Upper Blackwood Agricultural Show

Date: 3 November 2015

Venue: Dinninup Show Ground

The Dinninup Show Ground is on the Boyup Brook - Arthur River Road

Blues at Bridgetown

Date: 13-13 November 2015

Venue: Bridgetown Town site

Contact Details: 

www.bluesatbridgetown.com

Blues office phone number 9761 2921

2015 Blues at Bridgetown will be the  23nd Festival with various artists. You can check out the list and their profiles on the Blues at Bridgetown website.  

Tickets are available for purchase through the Blues at Bridgetown website with options for weekend (3 day pass), day tickets for Friday, Saturday or Sunday.

 

Bridgetown Agricultural Show

Date: 28 November 2015

Venue: Bridgetown Show Ground

Contact Details: 

Email bridgetownagriculturalsociety@gmail.com

www.bridgetownshow.com.au

The longest running Agricultural Show in the south-west!

This is the country show - come in and see the animals, woodchops, handicrafts, art and much, much more.  This is the true Australiana experience!

Also on display is local produce & livestock, commercial stalls, sideshow alley, dog high jumps and lots of entertainment for the children.

 

 

The show finishes with a fireworks display.

 

 

Events December 2015

Christmas Craft Fair

Date: 5 December 2015

Venue: Bridgetown Town Hall

Bridgetown's Christmas Craft Fair is on again, on Saturday 5thDecember between 9 am and 4 pm.

The Christmas Craft Fair is a community event that will bring together local exhibitors in a day that celebrates quality and craftsmanship.

Set in Bridgetown's historic Town Hall, the fair will feature quality contemporary arts and crafts from the Blackwood River region.

  From woodcarvers and weavers to patchwork qualiters and toy makers, this is your chance to meet some of our talented crafts people and designers.

Contact Julie 0409 337 366 for more information

 

Manjimup Cherry Harmony Festival

Date: 12 December 2015

Venue: Manjimup

The Manjimup Cherry Harmony Festivalis community based ands has a wide array of activities and entertainment.

Go to www.cherryfestival.com.au for program and more information