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Apollo Bay Calendar

2021   JAN   FEB   MAR   APR   MAY   JUN   JUL   AUG   SEP   OCT   NOV   DEC

 

JANUARY 2021

Wed. 27th
 - 4pm
COSColac Otway Shire Council Meeting @ COPACC

See the full agenda here.

Sun. 31st
 - 11am
fire ready apollo bayFire Ready Apollo Bay - Marengo Bushfire Session

Date/Time: Sunday, 31 January 2021 at 11am

Location: 13 Alice Court, Marengo

An informal community session to help you learn about fire danger, preparing for bushfire and different scenarios that could affect Marengo. Lots of opportunities to get your questions answered.

Bring a plate - stay for a chat.

RSVP essential to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 0417 741 249.

Presented by the Fire Ready Apollo Bay project facilitator.  Jamie Mackenzie has over 35 years’ experience in operational roles for bushfire and emergency response.

If you would like a Bushfire Session in your area, or missed out on one and would like more information, please contact:

Fire Ready Apollo Bay

Web: firereadyapollobay.org.au
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Phone:
0417 741 249

Facebook: @FireReadyApolloBay

FEBRUARY 2021

Wed. 24th
 - 4pm
COSColac Otway Shire Council Meeting @ COPACC

See the full agenda here.

MARCH 2021

Sun. 14th
- 3pm
Otway Forum Meeting @ Apollo Bay Youth Club

Have you any concerns or just want find out what’s happening in Apollo Bay. All welcome.

Sun. 21st
fire ready apollo bayFire Ready Apollo Bay - Let's Continue the Conversation

See here for further details.

Wed. 24th
 - 4pm
COSColac Otway Shire Council Meeting @ COPACC

See the full agenda here.

APRIL 2021

Fri. 2nd
- Sun. 18th
2104 co arts trail1Colac Otway Arts Trail

See here for further details.

Wed. 28th
 - 4pm
COSColac Otway Shire Council Meeting @ COPACC

See the full agenda here.

MAY 2021

Sat. 15th May
- Sun. 16th
1705 gorrfGreat Ocean Road Running Festival

Formerly known as the Great Ocean Road Marathon, the event has grown to allow runners of all ages and fitness levels to participate in events ranging from the 1.5km Kid’s Gallop all the way up to the 60km Ultra Marathon. In order to make the event an even better weekend away for runners and their support crew, be it family or friends, we’re bringing you even more things to do in Apollo Bay & Lorne than ever before.

The spectacular setting of the iconic Great Ocean Road makes the Great Ocean Road Running Festival a must-do for your running checklist. Whether you’re travelling from regional Victoria, interstate or from around the world, this Festival based in Apollo Bay & Lorne is a great destination for a running weekend away.

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Participants rave about the friendly, local feel of the event, with many coming back year after year. If you’re looking for your next big challenge, this is it.

Fundraise for the Apollo Bay & District Health Foundation while you enjoy your run.

wed. 19th May
- 7-9pm
SOS logo transparentFree Public Forum on Home Energy Efficiency
@ Apollo Bay Senior Citizens Centre

Who Should Come: Locals interested in reducing their home power consumption/power bills as well as increasing the comfort and energy efficiency of their own homes.

Joining a panel of local leaders, two expert guest speakers **Alan Pears AM (pioneer of energy efficiency policy, environmental consultant, and Fellow at the Climate and Energy College, University of Melbourne) and **Andrea Pape (Sustainability Victoria, Strategic Coordinator, Barwon South West), will share their expertise and experience in making Victorian homes more energy efficient.

Participants will benefit from the practical experience and guidance offered by the speakers including ample opportunity for Q&A with the visiting experts and locals.

This Forum is supported with funding from the Colac Otway Shire's Community Grants program.

* Please note, SOS will launch a new community solar program on 1 June2021

Wed. 26th
 - 4pm
COSColac Otway Shire Council Meeting @ Apollo Bay Senior Citizens' Centre

See the full agenda here.

Thu. 27th May
- 10am-12noon
2105 biggest morning teaApollo Bay Community Biggest Morning Tea @ Apollo Bay RSL

Please help us support people impacted by cancer!

Bring a plate, bring a friend and bring a donation.

Enquiries: Sally (03) 5237 8590

Fri. 28th
- 10.30-11.30am
2105 immune healthImmune Health with Natropath Rebecca Winkler
@ Lorne Community House, Lorne

Join Naturopath Rebecca Winkler for an information session on Immune Health.

Learn how to better support your immune health, gut health and nervous system using whole foods, and nutritional and herbal medicines for the whole family.

In this presentation there will be an opportunity for casual discussion and an open dialogue about ways to support a healthy immune system.

Includes morning tea.

When & Where:
  Friday 28th May 10.30am to 11.30am at the Lorne Community House, Lorne
  Friday 4th June 11.00am to 12.00pm at the Senior Citizens Hall, Apollo Bay

Cost: $10, includes morning tea

Bookings Essential:
  LORNE - www.trybooking.com/BQWIJ 
  APOLLO BAY - www.trybooking.com/BQXEJ 

Enquiries: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or ph: (03) 5289 4300

JUNE 2021

Fri. 4th
- 11am-12pm
2105 immune healthImmune Health with Natropath Rebecca Winkler
@ Senior Citizens Hall, Apollo Bay

Join Naturopath Rebecca Winkler for an information session on Immune Health.

Learn how to better support your immune health, gut health and nervous system using whole foods, and nutritional and herbal medicines for the whole family.

In this presentation there will be an opportunity for casual discussion and an open dialogue about ways to support a healthy immune system.

Includes morning tea.

When & Where:
  Friday 28th May 10.30am to 11.30am at the Lorne Community House, Lorne
  Friday 4th June 11.00am to 12.00pm at the Senior Citizens Hall, Apollo Bay

Cost: $10, includes morning tea

Bookings Essential:
  LORNE - www.trybooking.com/BQWIJ 
  APOLLO BAY - www.trybooking.com/BQXEJ 

Enquiries: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or ph: (03) 5289 4300

Sat. 5th
- 9.30am-12pm
2106 bush tales launchCelebrate World Environment Day @ Wildlife Wonders

The theme for World Environment Day this year is ‘Ecosystem Restoration’ – this sits particularly well with the Conservation Ecology Centre, an organisation that works collaboratively and innovatively to develop and deliver solutions to the most urgent conservation challenges in the Otways region.

We are delighted to be celebrating this important day with an exciting book launch to be held at Wildlife Wonders, a magical place recently opened to share the secrets of the Otways and the exquisite animals that live here. Bush Tales is a delightful children’s book by local author Ali Corke and artist Mark Trinham.

2106 ww colouring in1For the children ...colour in this picture and bring it with you (click on the picture to print). We would love to exhibit it.

Join us for the official launch of Bush Tales. Meet the illustrator, acclaimed wildlife artist Mark Trinham, and the author, wildlife lover and writer Ali Corke. Mark and Ali will talk about their book and then share their own secrets of illustration and story writing, with plenty of opportunities for children of all ages to participate. Play the Tiger Quoll game to see how we can work to keep all wildlife safe, and enjoy specially baked biscuits from our Emu Café.

After the launch, take a walk on the wild side through the lush tree fern gullies, see koalas in the eucalypt woodlands and maybe, just maybe, spot a whale in the ocean. Our specially trained guides will help you look out for some of the animals that feature in the story. Because it’s a special day, children go free!

What better way to celebrate World Environment Day than sharing the magic of the Otways with the conservationists of the future – our children. (Children of all ages are welcome!)

WildlifeWondersFind out more: wildlifewonders.org.au 

Fri. 11th
- 6-8pm
2106 some like it hotSome Like it Hot @ Apollo Bay Senior Citizens Hall

Cooking demonstration and meal with Cultures by the Sea

Join us for a celebration of food and community. The evening will include a demonstration of how to make Sambal Terasi with ikan teri kering (chilli paste with shrimp and anchovies) by Aprilina Couch.

A delicious meal will be provided by Cultures by the Sea and we invite you to bring a recipe from your own memories of home, whether from Australia or anywhere in the world.

Please send recipes to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or bring them along on the night. The recipes will be collected and shared with all participants.

Date: Friday 11 June 2021
Time: 6-8pm
Venue: Senior Citizens Hall, 4 Whelan St, Apollo Bay
Cost: Free.

Bookings: Essential, please register here: www.trybooking.com/BRCUY 
Enquiries: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 0417 741 249.

Sat. 19th & Sun. 20th
2106 big otway tree plantBig Otway Tree Plant

We need helping hands to regreen the Otways for local wildlife – we’ve got thousands of new trees – all ready and raring to plant on a big weekend of fun in a beautiful part of the world.

Free Accommodation: Camping available at Bimbi Park from Friday 18 June

Free Food!: A delicious warm meal will be provided on Saturday night

If you want to put your hand up for a place on the Otway Tree Planting team please RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Sunday 13 June.

Mon. 21st
- 10-11am
2106 mac info sessionMy Aged Care Information Session @ Marrar Woorn

Come along for a cuppa and informal chat about the My Aged Care service.

Facilitated by Lisa Chelberg, our Home Care Packages Case Manager at Great Ocean Road Health.

Session will include information on:

• Available services
• Home Care Packages
• Who is eligible?
• How to register?
• What costs are involved?

Refreshments provided.

When: Monday 21 June 2021 from 10am until 11am
Where: Marrar Woorn Neighbourhood House, 6 Pengilley Ave, Apollo Bay
Cost: FREE

Bookings: www.trybooking.com/BRBDA

Enquiries: Any questions or dietary requirements, please contact Anna on 0417 741 249 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Wed. 23rd
- 4pm
COSColac Otway Shire Council Meeting @ COPACC

See the full agenda here.

JULY 2020

Sat. 24th
- 10am
museum ocsApollo Bay & District Historical Society AGM
@ Apollo Bay Museum, 6250 Great Ocean Road Apollo Bay

POSTPONED due to lockdown - New date to be advised

Members and visitors welcome. 

We are pleased to have Ms Judith Smart from the Royal Historical Society of Victoria speak about the nature of historical societies and their importance in a community.

COVID has meant that like many organisations and businesses, the Society is looking to how we can best meet the needs of our community in the future. Come along to hear about our strategic plans. Big ideas and small, there might be something that you would like to be involved in.

New members are welcome to join.

Wed. 28th
- 4pm
COSColac Otway Shire Council Meeting @ COPACC

See the full agenda here.

Thu. 29th
 - Sun. 1st
Apollo Bay Word Fest - Making Waves

WF2021 girlscantsurfFILM SCREENING: GIRLS CAN’T SURF

Thu. 29th Jul @ Senior Citizens Centre
6pm Food, 7pm Screening
Girls Can’t Surf (Madman Films, 2020) follows the journey of a band of renegade surfers who took on the male dominated professional surfing world to achieve equality and change the sport forever.

Bookings essential, $15

WF2021 poetrypiesPOETRY & PIES: PROVOCATE

Fri. 30th Jul @ Mechanics Institute Hall
6pm Pies, 7pm Start
If reading and writing are subversive acts, poetry can be our most elegant tool to convey emotion, horror, dissent, awareness, beauty and lived experience. Poems performed by our community, for our community.

Gold coin entry at door.

WF2021 firecountryFIRE COUNTRY: BRINGING BACK ‘GOOD FIRE’

Sat. 31st Jul @ Mechanics Institute Hall
11am, followed by lunch and discussion
Join Victor Steffensen (author of Fire Country) in conversation with Dr Jack Pascoe (Yuin man, local CFA firefighter and environmental scientist with the Conservation Ecology Centre) and Doug Humann AM (Chair of Landcare Australia) to discuss how the revival of cultural burning  practices can help us restore, manage and protect our unique landscapes and precious ecosystems.

Bookings essential, $40

WF2021 greatdebateTHE GREAT DE[BAY]TE: ‘THERE’S NO SUCH THING AS BAD PRESS’

Sat. 31st Jul @ Mechanics Institute Hall
6pm Pies, 7pm Start
Two teams of locals will dazzle and sway you through the peaks and troughs of argument as they debate the topic ‘There’s no such thing as bad press’.

WordFest2021Bookings essential, $10, children freeBookings essential, $10, children free

 

See our website for further details - www.apollobaywordfest.com

AUGUST 2021

Sun. 1st
Apollo Bay Word Fest - Making Waves

WF2021 lifeupsidedownLIFE UPSIDE DOWN

Sun. 1st Aug @ Wildlife Wonders, 475 Great Ocean Road, Marengo
11am
What are grey-headed flying foxes? Where do they live? And how can we help them? Join author Heather Kiley and photographer Doug Gimesy for a reading of their gorgeous picture book Life Upside Down. Best suited to preschool and early primary-aged children.

Free, but bookings essential - (see wildlifewonders.org.au/events

www 2021WARM WINTER WORDS * Kate Grenville * Beth Wilson * Mirandi Riwoe *

Sun. 1st Aug - 2-5pm @ Mechanics Hall
Doors open at 1pm
Captivating conversations with some of Australia’s finest authors, screened in-person at the Senior Citizens Centre and broadcast simultaneously at apollobaywordfest.com.

Kate Grenville in conversation with Christie Thompson
Beth Wilson in conversation with Dr Sally Feelgood
Mirandi Riwoe in conversation with Kate Cuthbert

WordFest2021Bookings essential, $10, children free, podcast by donationpodcast by donation

 

See our website for further details - www.apollobaywordfest.com

Fri. 13th
- Sun. 15th
Fri. 27th
- Sun. 29th
2108 winterwildWinter Wild

For details go to www.winterwild.com.au

Wed. 25th
- 4pm
COSColac Otway Shire Council Meeting @ COPACC

See the full agenda here.

SEPTEMBER 2021

Wed. 22nd
- 4pm
COSColac Otway Shire Council Meeting @ Apollo Bay Senior Citizens' Centre

See the full agenda here.

OCTOBER 2021

Wed. 27th
- 4pm
COSColac Otway Shire Council Meeting @ COPACC

See the full agenda here.

NOVEMBER 2021

Wed. 24th
- 4pm
COSColac Otway Shire Council Meeting @ COPACC

See the full agenda here.

DECEMBER 2021

Wed. 15th
- 4pm
COSColac Otway Shire Council Meeting @ COPACC

See the full agenda here.

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