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Whats on in Portland – 17th May

17 May 2013
“Souvenir” Exhibition
Exhibition on display until 15 October 2013 at the Portland Maritime Discover Centre, Lee
Breakwater Road, Portland. Open daily 9am – 5pm (except Christmas Day). Free
admission to the exhibition.
‘All about the Man’ – Exhibition at History House
Exhibition on display until 31 May 2013 at History House, Cliff Street, Portland. Open daily
10 am – 12noon, 1– 4 pm.
The Pattern Project
Exhibition on display at the Portland Arts Centre until 24 May 2013 between 9am-5pm,
Monday to Friday. Admission free. For further information ph: 5522 2263, email: or web:
Bayview College 7 to 11 exhibition
Exhibition on display at the Portland Arts Centre until 21 June. Admission free. For further
information ph: 5522 2263.
Child’s Play
Exhibition on display at History House until Saturday, 3 August 2013 between 10am – 4pm.
For further information contact Trevor Smith, ph: 5522 2319 or email:
Casterton Town Hall Celebrates 75 Years – Exhibition
Exhibition on display until 30 June 2013 at the Casterton Town Hall (Foyer), 67 Henty
Street, Casterton. Open weekdays 9 am – 5 pm. Free admission to the exhibition.
Saturday 18 May 2013
Portland Film Society screenings The Portland Film Society screens a double feature this
Saturday 18th. Showing at 6.30pm is an Australian Surf film, ‘Storm Surfers’ (PG). At 8.30pm
we screen an American comedy – drama, ‘Bernie’ (M) Supper is included. Visitors are
welcome to join us at The Portland Arts Centre, cnr Glenelg and Bentinck Streets,
Portland. Please contact Bronwyn, ph: 5523 6186 / 0400911580 for more information.
Tuesday 21 May 2013
Sundowner Starring Helen Morse, Sundowner combines theatre, dance and physicality
to tell the story of so many Australian families. Seen through the eyes of three
generations, this exquisite production celebrates the love that binds us together.
Performing at 7.30pm at the Portland Civic Hall. For further information ph: 5522 2263.
Created in partnership with Alzheimer’s Australia and toured by Performing Lines for
Road Work.
Thursday 23 May 2013
Ali McGregor’s Alchemy Ali’s new show Alchemy draws on all her influences for
inspiration – from opera to the trashy hits of the 80s and 90s. Working with the finest jazz
musicians she creates unique hybrids from popular songs, standards and blues, jazz and
Latin flavours. Performing at 7.30pm at the Portland Arts Centre. For further information
ph: 5522 2263.
Thursday 23 May 2013
Portland Cancer Group -Biggest Morning Tea Biggest Morning Tea will be held at the
Uniting Church Hall on Thursday 23 May from10 am to 12 noon. All welcome. Any
enquires contact Margaret, ph: 0427 234 792.
Saturday 25 May 2013
Celebrating the Portland tuna fishery To celebrate this popular recreational fishery, the
Department of Environment and Primary Industries is holding a free event in Portland for
anglers and the general public from midday to 6pm at the Portland Yacht Club. Find out
about tackle and techniques, tuna research and biology; see cooking demonstrations;
and hot food and drinks will be available. For further information see
Sunday 26 May 2013
21st Baby & Child Bonanza Garage Sale Come and celebrate the 21st Baby & Child
Bonanza Garage Sale from 11am – 1pm at the Civic Hall, Portland. The Mayor, Cr Karen
Stephens will officially cut the ribbon and open the doors for the enthusiastic shoppers to
pick up a bargain. Items for sale include cots, prams, pushers, cradles, change tables,
baby clothes, toys, books, children’s wear and much more. There will also be a BBQ
provided by the Portland Lions club, tea, coffee, muffins and soup. Gold coin donation
entry. Call Lynda on 0418 527 021 if you have equipment to sell or to make enquiries. This
event is proudly presented by the Portland group of the Australian Breastfeeding
Saturday 18 May 2013
Friends of Great South West Walk, Walking Group – Forest Walk Car pool from Cliff
Street, Portland; depart 9am. T & W Road via Cobboboonee Camp to Pipe Clay Road.
BYO food, drink etc for bush dinner. For further information contact Alan and Robyn ph:
5527 2003;
Sunday 19 May 2013
National Families Week 15-21 May – Sunday Family Splash Activity to be held from
10am-12pm. For further information ph: 5521 7174. Activities and games for all the family
at the Portland YMCA.

CEMA Bellydance Group
The CEMA Bellydance Group holds classes at Portland Arts Centre on Monday nights.
Learner fun Bollywood dance. Women of all ages & abilities welcome to join for fun,
fitness and friendship. Contact Monica, ph: 0423 945 300 for further information.
Fawthrop Wednesday Walking Group
Need to walk more? Like to meet others? The Wednesday Fawthrop Walking Group
meets in Hood Street Car Park at 8.55am for 9am walk around the lagoon. Free coffee
or tea after walking. New members always welcome. For more information contact
Rosemary, ph. 5522 1175.
Dance Class – Zumbellesque
Zumbellesque combining styles of Zumba moves, bellydance fusion and burlesque beats
all to modern music. It’s a get fit and have fun class held at St Stephens Church Hall in
Percy Street every Tuesday night at 6:30 – 7:30 pm. Small cost for adults and students.
Contact Gypsy Mischelle Star ph: 0418 717 555. All money raised goes to the Port Fairy
Community House.
South Portland Dance
Dance to be held on the third Saturday of every month from 8pm to midnight at the
South Portland Hall, Wellington Road, Portland. All welcome. A plate of supper would be
appreciated. Tarragal Band playing. For further information Marie, ph: 5523 4338.
Learn to Dance
Learn to Dance session to be held every Tuesday at the South Portland Hall, Wellington
Road, Portland. Beginners 7-8pm. Dancing 8-10pm. The Waltz, Modern Waltz, Rhumba,
Tango, Cha Cha, Swing, Fox Trot, Mambo. Cuppa and biscuits to finish. Entry fee – small
cost. Great exercise for body and brain. Learn here – dance anywhere. For further
information contact Jim, ph: 5521 1680 or Ellie, ph: 0438 233 424.
Seniors Activities
Mixed Pantry Bingo – held every Friday ‘eyes down’ at 1.30pm.
Cards (500) – held every Tuesday and Thursday at 2pm.
Indoor Bowls – takes place each Monday and Wednesday at 1.30pm and Saturday at
12.30pm. All activities are held at the Fawthrop Community Centre, Hood Street,
Portland. For further information contact Mavis, ph: 5523 1556.

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