Friday, April 12, 2013

What's on in Castlemaine Diary April 12-May 11.

This week at the Theatre Royal. Tonight, April 12, Three Pairs Live in Concert (featuring Chris Wilson and Sarah Carroll). For full movie session times and entertainment details phone 5472 1196 or visit
Now until the end of April - Too Much Water! At the Castlemaine Market building. A free booklet about Mount Alexander Shire 2010-12 flood events told in words and photographs. The booklet can also be read and shared online by visiting
April 2-25. A Sensory Experience. A celebration of artworks by Steven J Coventry, who lives with Asperger's Syndrome, helping raise awareness for World Autism Awareness Month (April). The exhibition runs until April 25 at the Phee Broadway Theatre Foyer, Mechanics Lane, Castlemaine.
Saturday, April 13 and Sunday, April 14. Mt Alexander Vintage Engine Club Vintage Engine Rally. At the John Powell Reserve, Guildford. Explore the great display of vintage engines and machinery from Australia's mechanical past dating from the 1800s and tractors from 1949-1955. Enjoy a great family day out viewing working displays and meeting the members of this passionate local group. Catering will be provided by the Guildford CFA and there will be a jumping castle for the kids. 10am-5pm Saturday, 10am-3pm Sunday. Entry $5 adults, $1 for kids.
Saturday, April 13 and Sunday, April 14th. Steam train for kids. Commencing at 10am on the 13th until 4pm on the 14th at the Maldon Railway Station. A great day of family fun. Steam and Diesel train rides plus extra fun activities for the kids. Details: Phone 5470 6658, email or visit
Saturday, April 13. Garden Round Robin. At The Hub Plot, rear 233 Barker Street, Castlemaine (corner of Templeton Street, behind The Good Table). Inspiring workshops to prepare you for the gardening season ahead. For $10 you can come to as many workshops as you like. Lunch will also be available for purchase. Details: 0401 859 750.
Sunday, April 14, 5-7pm. 3's A Crowd new season launch. Castlemaine's exciting musical theatre company, 3's A Crowd, will launch its new season at a social gathering in a private home in Castlemaine. On the evening, the company's artistic director, Matt Sheehan, will present the new program of productions. Numbers for the launch are limited if you would like to attend contact Trish on 5472 3831 or 0427 843 297.
Saturday, April 20 at 8am. Car Boot Sale at Campbells Creek. The Campbells Creek Fire Brigade is holding a car boot sale next to the bowling green at Campbells Creek. Sites are $10. To book, phone Maryanne on 5472 4240 or Ziggy on 0429 724 272. The event will include a sausage sizzle and a wood raffle.
Saturday, April 20 at 6pm. Carpet Bowls in the Sutton Grange Hall for all ages, please bring along a plate of food to share.
Sunday, April 21, 2-4pm. Maldon Focus Autumn Quarterly Lecture. The Joseph Jenkins Project: presented by State Library of Victoria. At the Maldon Community Centre, Francis Street, Maldon. Admission $5 per person. No bookings required. Details 0459 093 452 or
Thursday, April 25 at 11am. ANZAC Day Ceremony at the Sutton Grange Memorial followed by morning tea in the hall.
Sunday, April 28, 10am-4pm. Castlemaine Theatre Company auditions. For the Australian musical The Venetian Twins. Director: Tricia O'Hara. Prepare a song and speech. Details: Kate 0431 998 707.
Friday, May 11 at 2pm. Showband. The Liberty Christian Life Centre invites you to a fundraising event. The Victoria Police Pipe Band and Showband combined will be re-appearing for a concert at the Phee Broadway Theatre in Mechanics Lane, Castlemaine. Cost is $30 ($25 concession) with proceeds going towards Youth Ministry and Motor Neurone Disease Association of Victoria. Bookings essential, no tickets sold on the door. Phone Jessie on 0417 334 907.

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