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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

Events June 2015

Bridgetown in the Winter Festival - June

Date: 1 June-31 August 2015

Contact Details: 

Please visit www.bridgetowninthewinter.com.au for more details..

"BRIDGETOWN IN THE WINTER" is a three month long event celebrating all that Bridgetown and the Blackwood River Valley have to offer.

12th JUNE

Live Music @The Cidery  5.30-7.30pm Local talented musicians, beautiful cider, award winning beer, and light meals.
Check www.thecidery.com.au for further details
No bookings required
Meet the Brewer at The Cidery
An invitation to all home brewers or anyone interested in brewing. A full tasting and talk from Mark Hollett, our award winning beer brewer; nibbles
provided. Bookings essential as numbers are limited.
$30 per head.
www.thecidery.com.au

Politics By Barry Oakley at Bridgetown Repertory
Classic Australian comedy with the secretary being chased and lots of political incorrectness. Harry, the PM, is past it and George, his second-in-charge,
wants his job (and his secretary). George is assisted by Erwin from Germany, and Barbara his ambitious wife (she doesn’t know about the secretary). The fun
ensues when they are joined by the US president, a Russian diplomat, the Prime Minister of Japan, the ‘Old Man’ of the Party, a camerawoman and a
psychiatrist. Filled with great Australian humour!
Performances: 12th June 8.00pm
14th June Matinee 2.00pm
19th and 20th June 8.00pm
21st June Matinee 2.00pm
Tickets available from the Visitor Centre or from the door (if not sold out).


13th JUNE

A Musical Montage
Singer-songwriter Mary Myfanwy, supported by Adrian Williams and Daun Crozier, invites you to a musical evening in the beautiful, acoustically warm
St Paul’s Church, 6.30 for 7pm start. More details to be found on the Winter Festival website/FB or Mary Myfanwy’s FB.
Contact: Mary Evans marymyfanwy.music@gmail.com or Sarah Evans 9761 2156

13-14th JUNE
South West Open Chess Tournament
South West Chess Club
Presented by the Bridgetown Greenbushes Business & Tourism Association on behalf of the Chess Association of WA. Consisting of 6 rounds, the
tournament will run over 2 days at the Town Hall.
Entry is $30 and entry forms need to be received by 12th June.
Contact: Visitor Centre for entry form and details.


14th JUNE
Politics By Barry Oakley at the Bridgetown Repertory Theatre
Performance: Matinee 2.00pm
Tickets available from the Visitor Centre or from the door (if not sold out).


Bridgetown Produce Swap at the Bridgetown Family and Community Centre Roe St
Come along and swap some produce/baked goods/jams etc, and meet like minded people for fun and chatter.2pm Alternate weekends to the River Markets.

Southern Blues Appreciation
The Freemasons Hotel
An afternoon of appreciating Blues music and all its forms; come down and enjoy some awesome music.
$5 cover charge. 1pm start.
Contact: 9761 1725

 


19th JUNE
Live Music @The Cidery
Live Music at the Cidery, 5.30-7.30pm Local talented musicians, beautiful cider, award winning beer, and light meals.
Check www.thecidery.com.au for further details
No bookings required


19th-21st JUNE
Politics By Barry Oakley at Bridgetown Repertory
See previous weekend listing for description.
Performances: 19th and 20th June 8.00pm
21st June Matinee 2.00pm
Tickets available from the Visitor Centre or from the door (if not sold out).


20th JUNE
Jamaica Scream
The Freemasons Hotel . From 8pm until late.
Contact: 9761 1725


Soup and Song at Bridgetown Pottery
Join us for a cosy night of warming, hearty winter soups with crusty breads. Bookings essential.
Contact: Pip Mills 9761 1038

Yornup Family Dance
Yornup Hall 8 pm. $10 entry – children free. Plate of supper to shre would be appreciated. Great old time dancing.


20th and 21st JUNE
Antique and Collectors Fair
Peel Collectors Club of Mandurah
You can find almost anything at the Antiques and Collectors Fair! Toys, tins, coins, china, glassware,
jewellery, linen, books and more!! Entry $3. Sat 9.30-4pm. Sun 9.30-3pm at the Town Hall
Contact: Lorraine loraine.c@optusnet.com.au


Open Day and Demonstrations at Sew Gentle Era
Located on Hampton St, come along to the store and see what Sew Gentle Era has to offer quilters and crafters alike. Demonstrations and displays of
quilting and sewing products, and Anne and her staff will be available for questions.
Contact: Anne Dost 9761 1490


21st JUNE
River Markets
Nestled on the Blackwood River, the River Markets can be found on the southern end of Bridgetown just past the bridge on the left. Find an eclectic
assortment of treasure from fresh produce, spices and juices, handcrafted goods and 2nd hand goodies and more. No two markets are the same. Open from
8am-12pm.

26th JUNE
Live Music @The Cidery
Live Music at the Cidery, 5.30-7.30pm Local talented musicians, beautiful cider, award winning beer, and light meals.
Check www.thecidery.com.au for further details
No bookings required


27th JUNE
Red Cross Gala
Red Cross Bridgetown Branch formed in 1915, the Bridgetown branch of the Red Cross have provided continual service to Bridgetown and the wider community. To celebrate this phenomenal achievement, a Red Cross Gala night will be hosted at the Town Hall. Come and enjoy music from the last 100 years and lots and lots
of themed prizes including a door prize. Light supper provided along with tea and coffee and services from the bar available. Tickets $25.
Contact: Patricia 9761 1946


Retro Dress Making Workshop at Sew Gentle Era
Love the retro styles of the 50’s? Want to make your own retro dress? Come along to a cozy workshop at Sew Gentle Era where Lela will walk you through
the construction of your own fabulous retro dress. Suitable for all sewing skills.
Contact: Anne Dost 9761 1490


Produce Market and Workshops at Ashbil Community Garden
Wander up to the community garden and join in the fun of the Produce Market days! Freshly picked produce available for sale by donation. Local stall
holders will also have their fruit, vegetables, fresh juices, pickles, eggs and more for sale. Over the Winter Festival, short workshops will be held
on topics such as ‘Constructing a Wicking Bed’, ‘Composting’, ‘Building an Insect Haven’ and ‘Fermenting Foods’. Please ring Libby or check the
Bridgetown in the Winter FB page to check what workshop will be running this weekend.
Contact: Libby 0419 090 869


27-28th JUNE
Beauty and Wellbeing Weekend Retreat
The Shed @ Dalmore Farm
The retreat will run over two separate days: one will be focussed on fitness and health and one will be focussed on beauty and holistic therapies for
wellbeing. Participants can come to one or both. A delicious lunch as well as morning and afternoon tea will be provided.
Contact: Emilie 9761 7030





 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

Events July 2015

Bridgetown in the Winter Festival - July

Date: 1 - 31 July 2015

For more details on any of the events being held during the Festival, please check www.bridgetowninthewinter.com.au , or contact the Visitor Centre on 9761 1740, email visitors@bridgetown.wa.gov.au

OPENING WEEKEND!!

3rd July
Live Music @The Cidery
Live Music at the Cidery, 5.30-7.30pm Local talented musicians, beautiful cider, award winning beer, and light meals.
Check www.thecidery.com.au for further details
No bookings required


“The Archies” Portrait Exhibition, Bridgetown
Bridgetown Pottery Restaurant
Sponsored by the Shire of Bridgetown Greenbushes and hosted by the Bridgetown Pottery Restaurant, the Archies is a light hearted take on our national
portraiture prize. The exhibition is on the 3rd July to the 17th July.
Contact: Shire of Bridgetown Greenbushes
9761 1555


4th July
Yornup Family Dance
Yornup Traditional Family Dance, 8pm-midnight, adult entry $10. A warm and friendly country experience for the whole family with laughter, fun
and prizes. Music by various bands and monies raised are donated to local and selected WA charities. A plate of supper to share is appreciated,
Contact: Kathleen 9761 1628 or Pam 9764 4010
Yornup Hall, SW Highway Bridgetown.


Wellbeing Expo at Natural Therapies Centre
Come and explore a variety of Health and Wellbeing options on offer in the Blackwood Valley. Meet the natural therapists and health practitioners who make
Bridgetown and surrounds a popular destination for ‘Tree Changers’ and visitors yearning for peace and good health. Enjoy taster sessions of yoga, pilates,
reflexology, aromatherapy, meditation and much more. Simple raw and whole food treats from our Natural Kitchen will also be available. Free admission
to the centre. All therapies $15 for 15min. 8.30am to 5pm Natural Therapies Centre, Steere St.
Contact: 9761 1319


Winter Blues Showcase
Southern Blues and Freemasons Hotel
Whether you play, want to learn more or just want a to enjoy the melody come down to The Freemasons Hotel as they celebrate the Blues genre with a
showcase to please all. 12 noon to 5.30pm, 8pm - 11.30pm Tickets available from venue prior or at the door $20
Contact: The Freemasons Hotel 9761 1725 or
officemargie@bigpond.com


Hawkers Food Alley
Hawkers Lane will be available in the Shire car park.
Enjoy a winter feed from one of our street sellers with multiple food choices available for all to enjoy.


4-5th July
Opening Night

The Winter Wonderland is back to officially open our festival. Bigger, better, new and improved.
Come and enjoy many free activities outside the town hall including curling, igloo making, toasted marshmallows, face painting, chestnuts roasting plus
much more. There will be a Hawkers Lane with plenty of food themed from ski slopes around the world to experience, and entertainment provided from the
local choir, Brookhampton Bell Ringers, and ballet performed by the local children’s group. Snow will be falling and the official turning on of the blue lights will
be at 6pm. This will all take place on the corner of Steere and Hampton Streets from 5.15pm onwards.
Entry into the Winter Wonderland is by gold coin per person donation.
Contact: Visitor Centre 9761 1740

10th July
Live Music @The Cidery

Live Music at the Cidery, 5.30-7.30pm Local talented musicians, beautiful cider, award winning beer, and light meals.
Check www.thecidery.com.au for further details
No bookings required


Retro Make Up Workshop at The Make Up Room
Have you ever admired the glamourous and dignified beauty of the retro ladies from the 50’s, but can never quite get the look just right? Come along for
a workshop of fun and glamour as Jillian walks you through creating the retro look for your face shape and lifestyle.
Contact: Jillian @The MakeUp Room 0428 208 393


11th July
Sewing is my Therapy at Sew Gentle Era
‘Sewing is my therapy’ workshop showing the benefits and pleasures of slowing down and working with our hands to create something beautiful.
Contact: Anne Dost 9761 1490


11-12TH July
Alpaca open days at Levanda Grove
A weekend of events for children and their families! Get up close to an alpaca in the Pat-a-Paca Pen, walk an alpaca and learn all about their feeding and
what they like and don’t like. Craft activities will be available for children. Tea, coffee and cool drinks will be available for purchase. No entry charge, but
children MUST be accompanied and supervised by an adult.
www.levandagrove.com.au


5th July
Sunnyside Sprint Power Boat Race

The Sunnyside Sprint is a three stage dash on the Blackwood River. The race starts at the Blackwood River near Sunnyside Oval, Tweed Road and finishes
at the main traffic bridge SW Highway, Bridgetown
Contact: Todd Willliamson 0418 166 707 or
Justine Ferguson 0438 866 305


Rotary Car Boot Sale
IGA Carpark
Help Rotary fight polio worldwide by coming along to the car boot sale at the IGA carpark. 9am-1pm
Contact: Richard 0427 611 511


River Markets
Nestled on the Blackwood River, the River Markets can be found on the southern end of Bridgetown just past the bridge on the left. Find an eclectic
assortment of treasure from fresh produce, spices and juices, handcrafted goods and 2nd hand goodies and more. No two markets are the same. Open from
8am-12pm


5-12th July
Winter Wonderland
The Winter Wonderland will be open in the Town Hall for both young and old to enjoy. The snow pit will be available for children to play in, so come back for a
second look during the week and let the kids have a play. Entry by gold coin per person donation. 10am to 3pm daily.


17th July
Live Music @The Cidery
Live Music at the Cidery, 5.30-7.30pm Local talented musicians, beautiful cider, award winning beer, and light meals.
Check www.thecidery.com.au for further details
No bookings required

 

18th July
Winter Fair

Kearnan P&F
Come along to the Town Hall to find some hand made treasures and artisan delights. A markets for artisans, sewers and makers, you will be sure to find
many quality treasures.
Contact: Julie Pike 0409 337 366


Open day and demonstrations at Sew Gentle Era
Located on Hampton St, come along to the store and see what Sew Gentle Era has to offer quilters and crafters alike. Demonstrations and displays of
quilting and sewing products, and Anne and her staff will be available for questions.
Contact: Anne Dost 9761 1490


Soup and Song at Bridgetown Pottery Restaurant
Join in for a cosy night of warming, hearty winter soups with crusty breads. Bookings essential.
Contact: Pip Mills 9761 1038


19th July
Bridgetown River Markets

Nestled on the Blackwood River, the River Markets can be found on the southern end of Bridgetown just past the bridge on the left. Find an eclectic
assortment of treasure from fresh produce, spices and juices, handcrafted goods and 2nd hand goodies and more. No two markets are the same. Open from 8am- 12 noon

24th July
Live Music @The Cidery

Live Music at the Cidery, 5.30-7.30pm Local talented musicians, beautiful cider, award winning beer, and light meals.
Check www.thecidery.com.au for further details
No bookings required


Words in the Valley Readers and Writers Festival
Bridgetown Regional Library
WRITERS IN LIBRARIES SOIREE 6pm-8pm
An evening of wine and cheese with Mark Greenwood, an award winning children’s author with a passion for history.
Contact: Kathy Matthews 9761 2503


25th July
Words in the Valley Readers and Writers Festival

Bridgetown Regional Library
STRANGE OBJECTS - a creative writing workshop 9am-11.45am
Become excited and intrigued by strange objects,artefacts and curiosities that generate interest and discussion - nuggets of gold, relics of war, a
shipwreck coin. Discover how they connect us with history and how certain artefacts, handed down through the ages, can inspire creative writing.
Contact: Kathy Matthews 9761 2503


Words in the Valley Readers and Writers Festival
Bridgetown Regional Library
STEP-BY-STEP SELF PUBLISHING - 12.30pm-2pm
Julie-Ann Harper is the founder of the Pick-a-WooWoo Publishing Group including Do-It-Yourself-Publishing. She has 25 years’ experience in publishing, business training, group facilitation, public speaking, self- publishing workshops and presentations
Contact: Kathy Matthews 9761 2503


Words in the Valley Readers and Writers Festival
Bridgetown Regional Library
MEMOIR: MINE THOSE MEMORIES TO FEED THE MUSE 2.15-5pm
Memories are a writer’s unique resource. Whether you are writing fact or fiction, these gems can enrich your writing, adding colour, depth and emotion to an
otherwise pedestrian piece of work.
Creative writing tutor and author Sarah Evans will discuss basic writing techniques and offer tips on how to tackle memoir writing without getting bogged
in the details.
Bring along a notepad and pen and enjoy some short, fun exercises to flex your memory muscle.
Contact: Kathy Matthews 9761 2503


Words in the Valley Readers and Writers Festival
Venue to be advised
SOUP AND STORIES - Listen to published authors read extracts form their work and take part in a question and answer session with the panel of
authors while enjoying soup and dessert in the convivial atmosphere of the Bridgetown. Venue to be advised closer to the date. Please check the website/
FB for further details. From 6pm for a 6.30pm start.
Contact: Kathy Matthews 9761 2503


Produce Market and Workshop at Ashbil Community Garden
Wander up to the community garden and join in the fun of the Produce Market days! Freshly picked produce available for sale by donation. Local stall
holders will also have their fruit, vegetables, fresh juices, pickles, eggs and more for sale. Over the Winter Festival short workshops will be held on
topics such as ‘Constructing a Wicking Bed’, ‘Composting’, ‘Building an Insect Haven’ and ‘Fermenting Foods’. Please ring Libby or check the Bridgetown in the Winter FB page to check what workshop will be running this weekend.
Contact: Libby 0419 090 869


25th July
West African Dance Workshop
Djembemoves

Hosted in the beautiful location of Dalmore Shed, learn aspects of the West African Dance style with live music. Registration is essential. Workshops is
2hrs. $30
Registration 0487 335 695 Located at the Djembemoves studio Address given upon registration


BHS 1975 Reunion
The graduating class of Bridgetown High School 1975 extend a warm invite out to all those who graduated or attended school at any time with
the class of ‘75. Enjoy an evening of catching up, reminiscence and laughter. 6.30pm at Bridgetown Pottery Tearooms.
Contact: Pip Mills 9761 1038


26th July
Kids Drumming Workshop 2-7yrs
Djembemoves

For the kids! Come and learn how to drum with Djembemoves. Kids aged from 2 to 7 years can participate in a 1/2 hour workshop 9am $10
Registration 0487 335 695 Located at the Djembemoves studio Address given upon registration


Kids Drumming Workshop 8-12yrs
Djembemoves

Want to give drumming a go? Come along to a 45 min workshop where you will have a go and learn some great percussion! This workshop is suited for
the 8-12yrs age group. 9.45am $15
Registration 0487 335 695 Located at the Djembemoves studio Address given upon registration


Youth/Adult Drumming Workshop
Djembemoves

Youth/adult workshop will run for 1 hr and is a great introduction to rhythm and percussion. Suitable also for those wishing to improve their skills. Drums
provided. $20 10.45am
Registration 0487 335 695 Located at the Djembemoves studio Address given upon registration

31st July
Live Music with Jodi Boni at Shamrock Hotel

Come and enjoy the ambient Shamrock Hotel with Chargrilled American BBQ spare ribs $25. From 6pm - existing menu available too.
Contact: Shamrock Hotel 9764 3512


Friday Night Pizza Night Extravaganza at Tasty Edibles
Eat as much pizza as possible for 15min to win 5 free pizzas over a month. $25 per person
Contact: Tasty Edibles 9764 3361


1st August
Open Garden
Greenbushes Community Garden and Blackwood Basin Group

Free Entry 9.30 – 12 noon – explore our award winning community garden with morning tea available for purchase
10am Demonstration - ‘How to Construct Native Bee Hives’. Seedlings, produce and preserves plus raffle tickets available for purchase.
Contact: Tracy Lansdell froggfamily@bigpond.com


Greenbushes Memorabilia
Uniting Church Greenbushes
Discover the rich and proud history of Greenbushes with a display of personal historical memorabilia and storytelling. 10am-12 noon. $2 entry for door raffle.
Contact: Fran 9764 3575 or Molly 9764 3883


Experience the History at the Greenbushes Discovery Centre
Visit the interactive displays at this WA Tourism Award-Winning Interpretive Centre.
Experience the underground mine, the virtual indoor forest or go bush on one of our forest walk trails.
Experience the history of Greenbushes in the amble walk along the main street. 10am-2pm
Contact: 9764 3883


Line Dance Social at the Greenbushes District Hall
1-5pm Includes refreshments
Cost Adults $10, under 16y free
Contact: 9782 5717


Old Time Dancing Social
Yornup Family Dance - is in Greenbushes District Hall!
Yornup Traditional Family Dance with a twist! In Greenbushes - 8pm-midnight, adult entry $10 U16y free. A warm and friendly country experience
for the whole family with laughter, fun and prizes.
Music provided by the band “Campfire Country” and monies raised are donated to local and selected WA charities. A plate of supper to share is appreciated,
Greenbushes District Hall, Blackwood Road, Greenbushes.
Contact: Kathleen: 9761 1628 or Pam 9764 4010 or Leonie 9782 5717

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

'The Archies' Portrait Exhibition

Date: 3 - 17 July 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 3-17 July 2015.

Events August 2015

Bridgetown in the Winter Festival - August

Date: 1-31 August 2015

2nd August
Secret Cake Club at Tasty Edibles
Bring your favourite cake and enjoy a fun morning tasting and sharing recipes and baking tips. 10am
$10 per person (includes tea/coffee). Bookings Essential.
Contact: 9764 3361


Wattle Walk
Discovery Centre
Meet at Greenbushes Discovery Centre, Blackwood Road, Greenbushes. Tea for Gold Coin Donation after the walk
Contact: 9782 5717 or 0427 643 065


7th August
Live Music @The Cidery

Live Music at the Cidery, 5.30-7.30pm Local talented musicians, beautiful cider, award winning beer, and light meals.
Check www.thecidery.com.au for further details
No bookings required

8th August
Open Day at the Art & Craft Centre

Showcasing the talented handiwork of the Bridgetown region, come and see what the Art & Craft Centre is all about. Handiwork will be available for purchase,
works in progress will be available for viewing, demonstrations and a raffle will be running. The kettle will be on for those that would like to sit and have a
tea/coffee. Cnr Steere St and Barlee St. 10am-3pm


Taste of the Blackwood
The 8th of August will see the 7th Annual Taste of the Blackwood fill the Civic Centre in beautiful heritage listed Bridgetown
.

Between 10am and 6pm Saturday you will have the opportunity to please your palette at this delicious culinary event; which is a celebration of fine food and award winning wines 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 a variety of free presentations and workshops for children and adults, presented by some of our most knowledgeable locals. The best part? As a not-forprofit event run by a dedicated group of volunteers, it only costs a gold coin donation to enter.
www.tasteoftheblackwood.com.au


9th August
Banquet on a Bridge

Where else would you have a long table lunch in Bridgetown, but on a bridge?!!! Sit down lunch with great food, local wines, entertainment & fun, fun, fun (numbers are limited to the size of the bridge, so get your group organised and book early for this extremely popular event). This is a licenced event, so no BYO. Unfortunately no children for safety reasons. Tickets available from the Visitor Centre.
Contact: Visitor Centre 9761 1740


Southern Blues Appreciation at the The Freemasons Hotel
An afternoon of appreciating Blues music and all its forms, come down and enjoy some awesome music.
$5 cover charge. 1pm start.
Contact: The Freemasons Hotel 9761 1725 or
officemargie@bigpond.com

14th August
Live Music @The Cidery

Live Music at the Cidery, 5.30-7.30pm Local talented musicians, beautiful cider, award winning beer, and light meals.
Check www.thecidery.com.au for further details
No bookings required


15th August
Soup and Song at the Bridgetown Pottery Restaurant

Celebrating the life and music of Rita “with the bell-like voice” Schmidt. Join family and friends for a special evening of songs and tales. Bookings essential.
Contact: Pip Mills 9761 1038


16th August
Blackwood Karate Sparathon Challenge

Blackwood Karate
Blackwood Karate Sparathon Challenge will be held at the Bridgetown Town Hall, 1 Steere Street, Bridgetown.
Competitors aim to complete 50 one minute rounds of Karate sparring with all money raised to be donated to the Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH) Foundation.
Students can be sponsored per round or a total amount, so spectators and donations for the 2015 Sparathon Challenge will be very welcome.
Blackwood Karate is affiliated with the South West Goju Ryu Karate Association
Contact: Scott and Michelle Donaldson 9761 1642 or dragondonaldson@bigpond.com


River markets
Nestled on the Blackwood River, the River Markets can be found on the southern end of Bridgetown just past the bridge on the left. Find an eclectic assortment of treasure from fresh produce, spices and juices, handcrafted goods and 2nd hand goodies and more. No two markets are the same. Open from 8am-12pm


21st August
Live Music @The Cidery

Live Music at the Cidery, 5.30-7.30pm Local talented musicians, beautiful cider, award winning beer, and light meals.
Check www.thecidery.com.au for further details. No bookings required


Old Time Music Hall
Bridgetown-Greenbushes Pool Fundraising Committee
The Bridgetown Greenbushes Pool Fundraising Committee is hosting a traditional Old Time Music Hall at the Town Hall. All are invited for a great
evening of old time music.
Contact: Pat Scallan 0427 643 508


22nd-23rd August
Eat Drink Shop

This weekend Brigdetown’s eateries, boutique gift stores and wineries come together to showcase all Bridgetown has to offer.
Check advertisements and Facebook over the weekend for store specials, promotional workshops, food tastings and entertainment.


23rd August
Rotary Car Boot Sale

IGA Carpark
Help Rotary fight polio worldwide by coming along to the car boot sale at the IGA carpark. 9am-1pm
Contact: Richard 0427 611 511

29th August
Live Music @The Cidery

Live Music at the Cidery, 5.30-7.30pm
Local talented musicians, beautiful cider, award winning beer, and light meals.
Check www.thecidery.com.au for further details
No bookings required


Produce Market and Workshop at Ashbil Community Garden
Wander up to the community garden and join in the fun of the Produce Market days! Freshly picked produce available for sale by donation. Local stall
holders will also have their fruit, vegetables, fresh juices, pickles, eggs and more for sale. Over the Winter Festival, short workshops will be held
on topics such as ‘Constructing a Wicking Bed’, ‘Composting’, ‘Building an Insect Haven’ and ‘Fermenting Foods’. Please ring Libby or check the
Bridgetown in the Winter FB page to check what workshop will be running this weekend.
Contact: Libby 0419 090 869


29th-30th
The Death of a Roman Roman at the Bridgetown Repertory

This original script, written by local Rob Snelling, deals with life and death during the time of the Roman Empire. Within a society that consists only
of the rich and comfortable and the slaves and servants that support them, one child grows up in the cook’s quarters with a dark link to the affluent
head of the household. As the child matures to an adult they are determined to avenge past wrongs committed against their mother. 8pm
Tickets available from the Visitor Centre or at the door (if not sold out)


30th August
Goodbye to winter with the DuckDerby and melting of the Snowman

Come and say goodbye to winter at our closing event which includes the annual Duck Derby.
Activities will take place from 12pm on the edge of the river under the bridge. Attractions include, live music, bouncy castle, apple bobbing, food available
etc. The Duck Derby will start at 12.30pm and this year we have two mummy ducks to welcome their baby ducklings home. The snowman will be melted
in the river again with a second attempt from our local archery champion to start the snowman melting.


River markets
Nestled on the Blackwood River, the River Markets can be found on the southern end of Bridgetown just past the bridge on the left. Find an eclectic
assortment of treasure from fresh produce, spices and juices, handcrafted goods and 2nd hand goodies and more. No two markets are the same.
Open from 8am-12pm

 


 

 

 

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

Old Time Music Hall

Date: 22 August 2015

Venue: Bridgetown Town Hall

An Old Time Music Hall will be at the Bridgetown Town Hall on the 22nd August with doors openning at 6pm for a 6.30pm start. <p>

Tickets are Adult $25 and children under 12 years $10. Supper is included, drinks will be available at the bar. <p>

Tickets are available from the Bridgetown Greenbushes Visitor Centre 9761 1740 or www.bridgetown.com.au and click on events. <p>

This function is run by the Bridgetown Swimming Pool Fundraising Committee and Pristine Entertainment.

Events September 2015

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

Vinyl Years Music Quiz

Date: 9th October 2015

Venue: Bridgetown Town Hall

Contact Details: 

For more information contact Steve Packer on 9799 3394 or email stevepacker@ozemail.com.au

 

The first three very successful Vinyl Years Music Quizzes raised funds for the Green Door musicians' cooperative. This time all proceeds will go to Bridgetown Historical Society and the Swimming Pool Renovation Fund.

As always, you won't need to know a lot about the popular music of the 1950s to the 1980s to have fun and win prizes.

Entry at the door is $10 per person. Maximum team size: 6. BYO snacks, but not alcohol - bar provided.

Table bookings (after September 14) essential. Phone Steve Packer on 9799 3394.

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

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 - 31st 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

Upper Blackwood Agricultural Show

Date: 3 November 2015

Venue: Dinninup Show Ground

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

Festival of Country Gardens

Date: 5 November - 8 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 5th 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).

Ford House Garden Fair

Date: 8 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. 

Blues at Bridgetown

Date: 13-15 November 2015

Venue: Bridgetown Town site

Contact Details: 

www.bluesatbridgetown.com

Blues office phone number 9761 2921

2015 Blues at Bridgetown will be the  23rd 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