Seniors Festival Events

 

Mount Alexander Seniors Festival Events – 2019 Calendar of Events

Seniors Festival Week Official Opening Ceremony:

This year’s festival kicks off from 10.30am, Saturday 5th of October. Held on the steps of the Castlemaine Market Building, featuring the Castlemaine Highland Pipe Band and guest speakers. Everyone is welcome to come along with friends and family to enjoy this inclusive and fun event!

Download your copy of the Program Booklet.

Date: Saturday, 5th October.
Time: 10.30am – 11.30.am
Where: Castlemaine Market Building.
Cost: Free.

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Seniors Festival Expo:

From 2pm Friday until 4pm Sunday, the Market Building will be full of services, groups, and organisations showcasing what they have to offer Mount Alexander Seniors. Chat with the friendly nurses from CDCH, participate in a number of free activities like croquet, watercolour and more! Catch up with Mazza & Ian from Radio 88FM, learn about local services for seniors and more.

Date: Friday, 4th October – Sunday, 6th October.
Time: 2pm – 5pm (Friday), 9.30am – 5.00pm (Saturday), 9.30am – 4.00pm (Sunday)
Where: Castlemaine Market Building.
Cost: Free.

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World War I Discussion Group: Castlemaine Great War Study Group.

Bring along your grandfather’s WWI memorabilia or just your questions about where he served. Enquiries – Joyce, 5470 6298.

Date: Thursday, 3rd October.
Time: 6.30pm (for dinner) or 7.30pm (for meeting).
Where: Five Flags, Campbells Creek Hotel.
Cost: Free, food & drinks not included.

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Seniors Cricket Match:

The annual clash between the Mt Alexander Shire Eleven and the Over Sixties Cricket Association returns. BBQ and bar operating. Enquiries – Ian, 0409 333 513.

Date: Sunday, 6th October
Time: 10.30am – 4.00pm
Where: Harcourt Recreation Reserve.
Cost: Free

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Historic Maldon Steam Train: Castlemaine Railway Station.

Travel from Castlemaine by heritage steam train and enjoy a delicious roast at the Maldon Hotel. Tickets limited, Bookings essential! Victorian Goldfields Railway – 5470 6658,

Date: Monday, 7th October – Wednesday, 9th October
Time: 12.00pm – 4.00pm
Where: Castlemaine Railway Station.
Cost: $55.

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Castlemaine Community Lunch: Castlemaine Community House.

Seniors will enjoy the community lunch at no cost.

Date: Tuesday, 8th October
Time: 12.30pm – 1.45pm.
Where: Castlemaine Town Hall.
Cost: Free.

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Metcalfe Movie Day: Metcalfe Seniors.

Enjoy ‘Singing in the Rain‘ and lunch. Enquiries – Dot, 5423 2635.

Date: Tuesday, 8th October
Time: 11.00am
Where: Metcalfe Hall.
Cost: $10.

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Posies for Seniors: Castlemaine & District Garden Club.

Posies are made by garden club members and delivered to residents at Penhall, Ellery House, Thompson House and Spencely Hostel. Enquiries – Judy, 5472 1156.

Date: Tuesday, 8th October
Time: Afternoon.
Where: Castlemaine Health.
Cost: Free

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Maldon Community Lunch: Maldon Neighbourhood Centre.

Roast of the day will be on the menu at this special community lunch honouring the seniors in our community. Enquiries – 5475 2093.

Date: Wednesday, 9th October.
Time: 12.00pm
Where: Maldon Community Centre.
Cost: $5

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Concert: Chewton Seniors.

Concert – Guest artist Michael Lane + His Band & Marlyn & Jimmy’s Band.

Date: Thursday, 10th October.
Time: 1.30pm
Where: Chewton Community Centre.
Cost: $3

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Word Games for Fun: U3A Scrabble Group.

Come and play your favourite table-top word games, or better still try a new one! Enquiries – Bridget, 0434 971 451.

Date: Thursday, 10th October.
Time: 2.00pm – 5.00pm
Where: Manse Room 4, Uniting Church Castlemaine
Cost: Free

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Housing Justice Forum: Work Ready Women (CCH)

Showcasing local affordable housing/housing justice initiatives, a conversation regarding how we address, as a community, the lack of affordable housing in the Shire.

Date: Thursday, 10th October.
Time: 6.30pm – 8.30pm
Where: Castlemaine Seniors Citizens Centre.
Cost: Free.

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CWA Chewton Chat & Connect: Phoenix Chewton CWA.

A delicious luncheon to bring together community members in a comfortable setting to honour and reinforce the value of elders in our community. Enquiries, 0401 031 014.

Date: Friday, 11th October.
Time: 12.00pm – 2.00pm
Where: Chewton Town Hall.
Cost: Gold Coin Donation.

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Country Concert: 

Annual Country Concert featuring James Blundell. Doors open at 1.20pm. Group booking essential, 5471 1797.

Date: Friday, 11th October.
Time: 2.00pm
Where: Castlemaine Town Hall
Cost: Gold Coin Donation.

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Get Online Week Celebration:

Come along and celebrate National Get Online Week at our regular Be Connected drop-in service. BYO device or laptop – or use one of ours. no bookings necessary! For more information contact Fiona at MASC on 5471 1807. Free community bus available from Maldon, call Maldon Neighbourhood Centre for bookings on 5475 2093.

Date: Monday, 14th October.
Time: 9.00am – 1.00pm
Where: Castlemaine Seniors Citizens Hall.
Cost: Free.

 

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Laurie Diss Memorial Dance: Metcalfe Seniors.

An Afternoon of dancing, prizes, fun & frivolity. Music by Family Rhythm. With continuous afternoon tea. Sponsored by Organ’s Coaches Kyneton.

Date: Sunday, 13th October.
Time: 1.00pm – 5.00pm
Where: Newstead Hall.
Cost: $5. all inclusive.

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Victory Park Play Space Opening:

Bring along the special little people ion your life to celebrate the official opening of the new Victory Park Play Space.

Date: Thursday, 24th October.
Time: 4.00pm – 5.00pm
Where: Victory Park, Castlemaine
Cost: Free.

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Grandparents Story Time: Castlemaine Library.

A fun session for pre-school children to bring their favourite older person along to the library for some songs, stories and rhymes. All welcome!

Date: Friday, 25th October.
Time: 10.30am – 11.15am
Where: Castlemaine Library.
Cost: Free.

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The Carer: Hobo Playhouse.

A special preview of the ‘The Carer’ by Alan Hopgood, this one-man show celebrates George’s love for his wife and his struggle to overcome adversity with warmth, integrity and and an infectious sense of humor. Hobo Playhouse – Jeff Jones, 0457 843 551.

Date: Sunday, 27th October.
Time: 2.00pm
Where: Phee Broadway Threatre, Castlemaine.
Cost: $25. adults / $20. conc. $18 p.p for groups of 10.