Seniors Festival 2018 Calendar of Events

Mount Alexander Seniors Festival Week 2018 – Calendar of Events

 

 

Seniors Festival Week Opening Ceremony

This year’s Seniors Festival opening on Saturday October 6th will be quite spectacular. Performing on the steps of the Castlemaine Market Building from 11am will be the fabulous Bendigo Chinese Association Lions and Drums, providing a great opportunity to see this celebrated troupe of performers in action. As well, the opening ceremony will include various local musical entertainment by the Blenders and Maine Ukuladies, with an official opening by Mayor Bronwyn Machin and MLA Maree Edwards.

Everyone is welcome to come along with friends and family to enjoy this inclusive and fun event!

Download your copy of the Program Booklet here.

Where: Castlemaine Market Building
When: Saturday 6th October.
Time: 11 – 12 pm
Cost: Free.
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Seniors Festival Expo

For the whole weekend the Market Building will be full of services, groups, and organisations showcasing what they have to offer Mount Alexander Seniors. Chat with someone about U3A, catch up with Mazza & Ian from 88FM, learn about local services for seniors and more.

Where: Castlemaine Market Building

When: Saturday 6th & Sunday 7thOctober.
Time: 11.30am-5pm Saturday, 9am-5pm Sunday.
Cost: Free.
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Castlemaine Garden Club

Join the Castlemaine Garden Club to put together posies to distribute to the aged care clients at Castlemaine Health.

Where: Burnett Road
When: Tuesday 2nd October
Time: 9.30am
Cost: Free.
Enquiries: Peggy Munro for more information via: 5472 2086
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Circle Dancing with Tutor Joanne Thompson – U3A

Come and join our circle dancing, have fun with the steps, music and rhythm of dances from around the world.
No partner, or dance experience required.

Where: Uniting Church Hall, Lyttleton Street Castlemaine
When: Wednesday 3rd & Wednesday 17th October
Time: 10 – 12 pm
Cost: Free.
Enquiries: Anet McDonald via: 5470 6497 or anetandme@gmail.com
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Harcourt CWA Concert

Join us for a song and dance revue to celebrate the CWA of Victoria’s ninety years of service and friendship.

Where: Harcourt Leisure Centre, Binghams Rd, Harcourt.
When: Thursday 4th October
Time: 1.30pm onwards
Cost: $8. includes High Tea.
Enquiries: Lyn Rule via: 0418 994 067 or lynrule@gmail.com
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Open Gardens of the Hedge

Where: Various gardens around the Castlemaine Area.
When: Saturday 6th & Sunday 7th October
Time: Various.
Enquiries: For more information contact Peggy 5472 2086 or see the T.I.C Castlemaine Market Building from September 23rd.
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Seniors Cricket Match

Join our friendly cricket match between a senior Castlemaine team and a combined country eleven from the Over Sixties Cricket Association. They compete for the perpetual Mt Alexander Shire trophy  (currently held by the OSCA) It starts at 11am at the Harcourt Recreation Reserve and ends at about 3.30 pm. All amenities are on site, including a BBQ lunch and drinks available at a small cost. A good fun day.

Where: Harcourt Recreation Reserve, Binghams Road, Harcourt VIC 3453
When: Sunday 7th October
Time: 11:00 am-3:30 pm
Cost: Free.
Enquiries: Ian Braybrook for more details on: 0409 333 513
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Social Rubber Bridge with Graham Forbes – U3A

Join us for a relaxed game of Bridge, no partner required and only a basic knowledge of bridged needed.

Where: Uniting Church Complex, 8 Lyttleton Street, Castlemaine: Manse Room 3 (white building)
When: Monday 8th October
Time: 9:30am-12.00pm
Cost: $1.
Enquiries: For more information please contact Graham Forbes via: 0406 346 466 or forbesgk@gmail.com
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Tai Chi at the Phee

Come and Participate in this wonderful ‘moving meditation’ form of exercise.
Lunchtime Tai Chi Demonstration and teaching led by Castlemaine District Community Health Tai Chi Instructors. All Welcome

Where: Castlemaine Phee Broadway – Library Foyer
When: Tuesday 9th, Wednesday 17th & Thursday 25th October.
Time: 12pm-1pm
Cost: Free.
Enquiries: Janine Truscott: 5479 1000 or here

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Duplicate Competition Bridge with Graham Forbes -U3A

Come along and play some duplicate bridge! Some experience is required and a partner must be pre-arranged.
you must contact Graham Forbes before hand.

Where: Uniting Church Complex, 8 Lyttleton Street, Castlemaine: Fellowship Room (left of the Main Hall)
When: Tuesday 9th October
Time: 1.10pm-4.30pm
Cost: $3.
Enquiries: For more information please contact Graham Forbes via: 0406 346 466 or forbesgk@gmail.com
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Metcalfe Movie Day

Join us for a screening of Florence Foster Jenkins Starring Meryl Streep & Hugh Grant. Includes a 2 course luncheon and Devonshire Shire afternoon tea. Booking is essential

Where: Metcalfe Hall, Kyneton-Metcalfe Rd, Metcalfe, near the corner of Wilsons Rd
When: Tuesday 9th October
Time: 11.30am-4pm
Cost: $10.
Enquiries: To book please call Dorothy via 5423 2635
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Free Hearing Checks for Seniors

Research Show that hearing loss is a significant issue in the community, with approximately 60 percent of Australians over 60 suffering some form of hearing loss. A hearing check only takes 15 minutes and is a quick way to measures the sounds you can and cannot hear. Stop by for a free hearing check or to speak to an expert about your current hearing device.

Where: Castlemaine Town Hall, 25 Lyttleton Street, Castlemaine
When: Tuesday 9th October
Time: 12.30pm onwards
Cost: Free
Enquiries: For more information about hearing please visit: Hearing Australia or call 131 797.
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Choir with Angela Sye –  U3A

Come along and enjoy singing in a group in unison and harmony. No experience required! Led by Angela Sye.

Where: Salvation Army Hall, Kennedy Street Castlemaine.
When: Tuesday 9th October
Time: 3pm-5pm
Cost: Free.
Enquiries: Anet McDonald via: 5470 6497 or anetandme@gmail.com
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Music in the Lounge Room with Jill – U3A

An informal singing session for singers and backing-instrumentalists. BYO voice and or instrument. No need to read music.

When: Tuesday 9th October
Time: 7pm-9.30pm
Cost: Gold Coin Donation.
Enquiries: Anet McDonald via: 5470 6497 or anetandme@gmail.com
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Dementia Friendly in Mount Alexander Shire

Everyone is welcome to come and find out more about dementia and how our community can be more dementia friendly. Hear from someone living with dementia and the local services who can support them. A little understanding and kindness can go a long way.

When: Wednesday 10th October
Time: 7pm-9.30pm
Cost: Free – afternoon tea supplied
Enquiries: Philippa Calwell on 5471 1735

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Table Tennis with Trevor Wheeler – U3A

Play table tennis in a friendly non-competitive spirit. Great fun, good exercise and great for hand eye co-ordination. Bats and coaching available.
Free for new players!

Where: Castlemaine Pavilion, Camp Reserve, Forest Street Castlemaine.
When:
Wednesday 10th October
Time:
9.30am-12.00pm
Enquiries:
Anet McDonald via: 5470 6497 anetandme@gmail.com
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Rock ‘n’ Roll at Maldon Hospital

Join the residents of Maldon Hospital and Maldon Senior Citizens Club for a rock ‘n’ roll session. Enjoy rock ‘n’ roll dancing, followed by a chance to join in. All are welcome!

Where: Maldon Hospital Activity Room, Adair Street, Maldon.
When: Wednesday 10th October
Time: 2pm-3.30pm
Cost: Free.
Transport is available in the Maldon district, phone: 5479 8622 to book
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Hoax Awareness for Seniors

This informative session to help you deal with the increasing number of fraudulent hoax calls / emails. Presented by Castlemaine Rotary, representatives from our local Castlemaine Police Force will discuss how to deal with these hoaxes, what you can do, and how to support others in dealing with them.

Where: Castlemaine Senior Citizens Hall, Mechanics Lane, Castlemaine.
When:
Wednesday 10th October
Time:
2pm
Enquiries:
Lyndall McClure via  lyndal.j.mcclure@gmail.com
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Red Letter Day Concert

Join us for the Red Letter Day Concert! Come along dressed in red! Entertainment, prizes and delicious afternoon tea. Bookings must be made before Friday October 5th.

Where: Chewton Senior’s Hall, 201 Main Rd, Chewton.
When: Thursday 11th October
Time: 1.30pm-5pm
Cost: $3.
Enquiries: Book by contacting Irene via 0419 566 812.
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Word Games for Fun with Helen Edwards – U3A

Play your favourite tabletop word games, or try a new one. We play light hearted games of Upwords, Rummikub Words, Bananagrams, Boggle, Dice Words and Scrabble.

Where: Uniting Church, Lyttleon Street, Castlemaine. Manse Rooms 2 and 3.
When: Thursday 11th October.
Time: 2pm-5pm
Cost: Free.
Enquiries: Anet McDonald via: 5470 6497 anetandme@gmail.com
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Petanque with Phil Hopley U3A

Join us for this addictive game. All welcome and boules are supplied. Please bring a hat and water to drink.

Where: Campbells Creek Park opposite the Campbells Creek Primary School.
When: Friday12th October.
Time: 2pm-3.30pm
Cost: Free.
Enquiries: Anet McDonald via: 5470 6497 or anetandme@gmail.com
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The Substitutes Concert

Classic band The Substitutes are playing Council’s free concert. The Melbourne act is made up of veteran 60’s and 70’s musicians who play the best (and the lost gems) of the period. Band features Neil Scott on vocals and guitar, bassist Peter Robinson, drummer Peter Reed, plus the punk energy of Peter Summers on guitar and keys.

Where: Castlemaine Town Hall, 25 Lyttleton Street, Castlemaine.
When: 12th October.
Time: 2pm
Cost: Free.

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Metcalfe Seniors Dance and Afternoon Tea.

Join us at the Newstead Hall for an afternoon of dancing, prizes, fun and frivolity as we celebrate Seniors Festival Week 2018! Music will be provided by Family Rhythm, with continuous afternoon tea available to keep your energy up.

Where: Newstead Hall
When: Sunday 14th September 2018
Time: 1-5pm
Cost: $5 – includes music, tea and entry in the Lucky Door Prize!
Enquiries: Laurie on: 5422 1388
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The Third Act – Interactive Workshop and Launch

Two retired Castlemaine educators, Russell Deal and Kevin Vallence, have just published a conversation-building resource titled The Third Act. The Third Act is a boxed set of 60 engaging cards that through thought provoking and engaging questions that invite us to talk about the twists and turns of life before, during and after ‘retirement’.

Where: The Senior Citizens’ Hall (Mechanics St Castlemaine: next to the Library)
When: 13th October.
Time: 2pm-3.30pm
Cost: Both events are free but bookings appreciated for workshop set up and catering purposes.
Enquiries: Russell Deal via russell@metaphors.ink or book now.
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Free Mobility Workshop

Thinking about using a mobility scooter? Want to know more? Mount Alexander Shire Disability Advocacy Group (MASDAG) are hosting 2 FREE workshops!
Workshops facilitated by locally owned and operated Sharkey Scooter & Mobility. All mobility aids will be provided– scooters, wheelchairs, walkers and other access aids.

Where: Castlemaine Town Hall (25 Lyttleton Street)
When: Tuesday 16th & 30th October
Time:12.30pm-4.00pm (lunch included)
Cost: FREE – Lunch included
Enquiries: Registration is necessary and can be done by contacting Mount Alexander Shire Disability Advocacy Group (MASDAG) at masdag@cch.org.au or by ringing 0439 964 179.
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Mental Health Information Session

Join us at the Maldon Neighbourhood Centre for a mental health information session. Session will be presented by a speaker from the Black Dog Institute.

Where: Maldon Neighbourhood Centre, 1 Church Street Maldon.
When: Thursday 25th October
Time: 5.30pm-6.30pm
Cost: FREE
Enquiries: info@mnc.org.au or call 5475 2093
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Campbell’s Creek Trail Tour

Join us for a gentle, fun walk along the Campbell’s Creek Trail and finish up with a Castlemaine Historical Society tour of Goldsmith Street.
Come along and meet new people, all ages and abilites welcome. Please bring a hat and water.

Where:Meet outside the Camp Reserve: 11 Forest St. Castlemaine.
When: Wednesday 31st October
Time: 10am-11am
Cost: Free, No bookings or RSVP required.
Enquiries: Castlemaine District Community Health (CHIRP) 5479 1000.
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The Mount Alexander Seniors Festival Week 2018 is generously sponsored by Mount Alexander Shire Council, and kindly supported by …