Welcome to Your Macedon Ranges for Monday, May 9, to Sunday, May 15.
🌴 Would you swap the Macedon Ranges for the Pacific Islands? Well, on Sunday, you can enjoy both. Social Foundry, on the corner of High St and Mollison St, Kyneton, will be hosting a Kiribati Community Day. Hosted by comedian and Triple R breakfast radio host Bobby Macumber, the cultural day will include Kiribati dancing and workshops, storytime with Baynton-based Kiribati writer Marita Davies, and a performance of the Kiribati national anthem by the Kyneton Town Band. Traditional Pacific Island food will also be available.
🚜 If old cars and machinery fire up your engine, this Sunday presents not one but two opportunities. Check out the Steam and Vintage Machinery Rally in New Gisborne and the Cavalcade of Transport in Trentham.
Here are the events and activities happening in the Macedon Ranges this week:
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Tuesday, May 10
Community Chatty Café: Enjoy a cuppa and a natter. Woodend. 10.30am-12pm.
Wednesday, May 11
Film Movie Book Club – House of Gucci: Inspired by the shocking true story of the family behind the Italian fashion empire. Stars Lady Gaga. Gisborne. 1pm-3pm. Free.
Singing Woodend Warblers: Community choir. Norma Richardson Hall, Buckland St, Woodend. 7.30pm. $12.
Comedy Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow: With Chris Ryan, Blake Freeman, Jay Wymarra, Prue Blake, Takashi Wakasugi. Kyneton. 7.30pm-9.45pm. Full $45, Concession $35, Senior $38.
Friday, May 13
Writing Top Tips for Writing a Story: With Nicolas Brasch, author, teacher of professional and creative writing, and founder of the website Writing 101. Gisborne. 2.30pm-3.30pm. Free.
Talk Charlotte Roberts – The Musicality of People and Nature: Hear from vocal, rhythm and music artist Charlotte, the composer of the Mt Macedon Murmuring Walk. Hosted by Kyneton U3A. Red Brick Hall, 23 Yaldwyn St West, Kyneton. 2pm. Free.
Theatre The Odd Couple: Comedy about a slob who allows one his poker friends to move in, only to discover he is a cleanliness freak. Performed by the Mount Players. Macedon. Opening night. 8pm-10pm. Adult $35, Concession $30.
Theatre Game Boys Cinematic Universe: Sketch show that focuses on the TV and film industries. Kyneton. 7.30pm-8.30pm. Full $35, Concession $30.
Music Mightiest of Guns: Three-piece rock band. Kyneton. 8.30pm-11pm. $15.
Saturday, May 14
Exercise Campaspe Parkrun: 5km fun run along the Five Mile Creek path. Campaspe Park, Campaspe Dr, Woodend. 8am. Free (registration required).
Exercise Lancefield Parkrun: 5km fun run around Lancefield Park. Lancefield Park, Chauncey St, Lancefield. 8am. Free (registration required).
Market Kyneton Farmers’ & Makers’ Market: St Paul’s Park, Piper St, Kyneton. 8.30am-1pm.
Market Kyneton Community Market: Bric-a-brac, art, clothes, plants, food and local produce. Ebden St & Yaldwyn St West, Kyneton. 8.30am-1pm.
Singing Urban Sea Shanties Community Choir: Introductory workshop for a temporary community choir. The choir will be performing at Kyneton Town Hall in September. Kyneton Town Hall, Mollison St. 9.30am-12.30pm. Free.
Kids Ana’s Big Adventure: Puppet show. Join Ana as she journeys around the Macedon Ranges meeting animal friends along the way. Romsey Lions Park Children’s Playground, 10am; Lancefield Park Children’s Playground, 2pm.
Food & Music Songs, Cider, and Tex-Mex: Blues music from Bill Barber. Scoville Society food truck. DV Cider, 39 Darraweit Valley Rd, Darraweit Guim. 12pm-8pm.
Beer Brewery Tour: See how beer is brewed. Holgate Brewhouse, High St, Woodend. 3pm-4pm. $25.
Theatre The Odd Couple: Comedy about a slob who allows one his poker friends to move in, only to discover he is a cleanliness freak. Performed by the Mount Players. Mountview Theatre, Smith St, Macedon. 8pm-10pm. Adult $30, Concession $25.
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Sunday, May 15
Market Daylesford Sunday Market: Daylesford Railway Station, Raglan St. 8am-3pm.
Market Malmsbury Farmers’ and Artists’ Market: Mollison St, Malmsbury. 9am-1pm.
Market Woodend Lions Sunday Market: Cnr High St & Forest St, Woodend. 9am-2pm.
Community Steam and Vintage Machinery Rally: See steam and vintage machinery, and model railway exhibits. Tractor pull. Food and drink. Steam Park, Webb Cr, New Gisborne. 9.30am-3pm. Adult $15, Child free.
Walk & Wine Macedon Ranges Gourmet: A 13km walk along bushland tracks and a visit to two wineries. Mount Macedon. 9.30am-3.30pm. $159.
Motoring Cavalcade of Transport: Display of veteran, vintage, classic and collector vehicles. Trentham Railway Station, Victoria St. 10.30am-3pm. Gold coin donation.
Community Kiribati Cultural Day: Join the Kiribati community for a day of singing and dancing. Bobby Macumber, from Triple R Radio, will be MC. Dance workshop, traditional Kiribati food, storytime with writer Marita Davies, and a performance by Kyneton Town Band. Social Foundry, 86 Mollison St, Kyneton. 11am-2pm.
Music Youth in Music Open Stage: Open to soloists and bands aged 26 and under who live in and around the Macedon Ranges. Woodend Bowling Club, High St. 12pm-5pm. $5.
Theatre The Odd Couple: Comedy about a slob who allows one his poker friends to move in, only to discover he is a cleanliness freak. Performed by the Mount Players. Mountview Theatre, Smith St, Macedon. 2pm-4pm. Adult $30, Concession $25.
Beer Brewery Tour: See how beer is brewed. Holgate Brewhouse, High St, Woodend. 3pm-4pm. $25.
Music Blue – The Songs of Joni Mitchell: Stars singer and actress Queenie van de Zandt. Kyneton Town Hall, Mollison St. 3pm-4pm. Full $35, Concession $25, Senior $30, Child $10.
Beekeeping Woodend Bee-Friendly Society: Monthly meeting. Woodend Neighbourhood House, Forest St, Woodend. 3pm-4.30pm.
Music Cadillac Club – Big Horn and The Six-String Bandits: Dance hall night. Classic rhythm ‘n’ blues and rock ‘n’ roll. Woodend Bowling Club, High St. 6.30pm-10.30pm. $20.
Online Magnificent Macedon Ranges: Photographs inspired by local people and scenery. Macedon Ranges Photographic Society online exhibition.
Kyneton The Old Auction House Artists: Exhibitions: Liz Zylinksi and A Little Birdie Told Me. Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, Sat-Sun 10am-4pm.
Kyneton Stockroom Artists: Exhibitions: Kate Rohde, Adam Boyd, David Ray. Opens May 14, 4.30pm. Wed-Sat 10.30am-5pm, Sun 11am-3pm.
Kyneton Art on Piper Artists: Showcasing work by local artists. Exhibitions: Love the Women and Trekking Around the Ranges. Wed-Mon 10am-4pm.
Lancefield Community Art Gallery: Paintings, sculptures, glass jewellery by local artists. 34a High St, Lancefield. Wed-Fri 10am-4pm, Sat 10am-2pm, Sun 10am-1pm.
Mount Macedon Push, Pull and Fold: A collection of works on paper by artist Anella Petrie. Fri-Tues 10am-4pm.
Trentham Little Gallery Members: Artwork by Rose Wilson, Helen Cottle, Kim Haughie, Ri Van Veen, Larissa Gray, Llael McDonald, Frances Harkin, Liz Archer, Ruby Wilson-Peirce, Sam Bloomfield. Thu-Mon 10am-4pm.
Music The Australian Robbie Williams Show: Tribute to the British pop star. Gisborne. May 20.
Music Yeah Nah: Macedon Ranges-based cover band Yeah Nah celebrate three years since their first gig. Newham. May 21.
Gardening Growing Wild: Learn about biodiversity in the garden and preserving habitats. Trentham. May 28.
Food Cheese-making Workshops: Learn how to make mozzarella and other cheeses, plus how to preserve olives. Woodend. May 28 & 29.
Ghost Hunt Blackwood Hotel Paranormal Investigation and Dinner: The pub has a rich history of ghost stories. Hosted by Kyneton Paranormal. Blackwood. June 1.
Food Mushroom Foraging: Go foraging in the forest with C the Market and professional forager Richard Ford and his team from Australian Wild Herbs & Mushrooms. Macedon. June 4.
Have a great week!
P.S. I’ve tried my best to ensure accuracy, but please follow the links above to confirm details before attending events.
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In the news
💰 MACEDON RANGES: Rates are expected to rise by 1.75 per cent. The council’s draft budget has been approved and is due to be finalised in June.
🚧 WOODEND: Improvements will be made to Woodend railway station. Meanwhile, the nearby High St/Urquhart St intersection was flagged as residents’ top concern in a recent transport study.
🌄 MT MACEDON: The Memorial Cross site will get an $810,000 upgrade. Dawn Service Committee chairman Bruce Mildenhall said the funding was “fantastic news”.
🛣️ GISBORNE: An independent planning panel has found that heritage protection was “appropriate and justified” for Bunjil Creek bridge, which was dismantled for roadworks in March.
🚑 MACEDON RANGES: More paramedics are on the way to help ease the strain on ambulance services.
👷 BOLINDA: Work is due to begin tomorrow (Mon) to resurface 4.2km of Melbourne-Lancefield Rd, between Bolinda Creek Bridge and Mullalys Road. It’s due to take three months.
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