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JANUARY 2016

Sat. 26th Dec
- Sun. 3rd Jan
- 11am-5pm
1512 art show139th Apollo Bay Art Show
@ Apollo Bay Community Centre

The Apollo Bay Art Show is on again this summer...

The show opens on 'Boxing Day' Friday 26th December 2014 at midday with a glass of bubbles to celebrate.

All are welcome to come down and see the amazing art for sale again this year.

Show runs until 2pm Sunday 3rd January 2016 and features many talented local artists.

Hope to see you there!

Invitation to Opening - all day Boxing Day

Entrance fee: $3 Adults, Kids free.

Sun. 3rd
ab-p12cMonster Book & Toy Sale & Tombola @ Apollo Bay P-12 College

 

Sun. 3rd Jan
- 11am
cfa logoCommunity Fire Risk Meeting
@ Apollo Bay P-12 College
(get directions from the Leisure Centre) 

Authorities will update property owners, residents and campers from the fire affected communities on progress for recovery and the return to properties.

Representatives from response and recovery agencies will be in attendance to brief people about the return plan and risk situation in the Wye River area.

See the CFA's Facebook page for further details.

Apollo Bay Radio will broadcast this meeting live - tune in to 87.6FM.

Mon. 4th
 - 12.30-2pm
Junior Ranger
Marengo Rock Pool Ramble

Find out who and what lives on our rocky shores. With the help of a ranger, you will get up close and personal to discover the colourful and strange creatures that lurk in the rock pools of coastal Victoria.

Tue. 5th
 - 1-2.30pm
Junior Ranger
Marengo Rock Pool Ramble

Find out who and what lives on our rocky shores. With the help of a ranger, you will get 

up close and personal to discover the colourful and strange creatures that lurk in the rock pools of coastal Victoria.

Wed. 6th
 - 10am-2pm 
Apollo Bay Fair @ the Youth Club

 

Wed. 6th
 - 2-3.30pm
Junior Ranger
Marengo Rock Pool Ramble

Find out who and what lives on our rocky shores. With the help of a ranger, you will get up close and personal to discover the colourful and strange creatures that lurk in the rock pools of coastal Victoria.

Wed. 6th
 - 5pm 
1601 100 hole hikeHole In One Challenge @ the Apollo Bay Golf Club

Golf Club Logo EstTo finish a big day of fundraising for the Hundred Hole Hike, thanks to the Apollo Bay Golf Club, we're hosting a Hole In One competition in the evening!

Come down at 5pm for a chance to win $500 by aceing the first hole.

We're hoping to get as many people from the community down to the event.

It's $1 a shot and you can have as many goes at it as you want, with all money going to Karingal services for Acquired Brain Injury.

The committee will be running the barbecue, so get in early for a snag while there's some left, and the bar will be open until late.

A great family event for a worthy cause. 

Thu. 7th
- Wed. 27th
- 10am-4pm
1601 indoor market art photographyArt & Photography Show 
+ Apollo Bay Indoor Market
@ St Aidan's Church Hall

Open Daily 10am - 4pm

Sat. 9th
 - 4.30pm 
1601 100 hole hike4 Person Ambrose Event @ the Apollo Bay Golf Club

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All Apollo Bay residents and visitors are invited to a 4-person Ambrose event at the Golf Course.

For $20 a team ($5 each) we will be giving golfers another chance to win $500 on the first hole and there'll be prizes to give out thanks to generous donations from the Apollo Bay and Colac district businesses.

The event starts at 4.30 and golfers don't need to have a handicap to play.

Brian, Tim, Darren and Alex would like to thank the Apollo Bay Golf Club, local businesses and the public for helping us raise more than $1,700 last Wednesday.  All money raised from these events goes towards Karingal programs for Acquired Brain Injury. 

Click on the poster for further details.

Sun. 10th
 - 8am-1pm 
Monster Car Boot Sale @ the Youth Club

Do you have lots of junk laying around that you just don't know what to do with?

Why not sign up for the Apollo Bay & District Community Bank® Branch Monster Car Boot Sale?

Feel like you don't quite have enough to sell by yourself?  You can always sign up with a friend and share a stall.

There will also be great family entertainment, Face painting, Music, Food, Frothy Coffee, what more could you want?


Please call into our branch or call us on (03) 5237 7779 to book your site.  They will be limited, so get in quick!

lions clubWe are proud to be partnering with Apollo Bay Lions Club on this fundraiser with all profits being donated to our wonderful local Ocean Rescue volunteers.

...We'll be working on our weekend for this important Community event - just another reason why we are so much more "Bigger Than A Bank"

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Mon. 11th
 - 9-10am
Junior Ranger
Aire River Bird Watching

Come and explore the Aire River Wetlands and discover a little more about the wetlands diverse avian residents and visitors.

Tue. 12th
 - 10-11am
Junior Ranger
Maits Rest Guided Walk

Rainforests are one of the most ancient ecosystems on earth. Join us to discover why rainforests are so special and some of the amazing plants and animals that exist here.

Wed. 13th
 - 9-10am
Junior Ranger
Aire River Bird Watching

Come and explore the Aire River Wetlands and discover a little more about the wetlands diverse avian residents and visitors.

Sun. 17th
 - 9am-1pm
Apollo Bay Farmers Market @ The Youth Club ab farmers market

See here for further details

Mon. 18th
 - 12-1.30pm
Junior Ranger
Marengo Rock Pool Ramble

Find out who and what lives on our rocky shores. With the help of a ranger, you will get up close and personal to discover the colourful and strange creatures that lurk in the rock pools of coastal Victoria.

Tue. 19th
 - 12.30-2pm
Junior Ranger
Blanket Bay Rock Pool Ramble

Find out who and what lives on our rocky shores. With the help of a ranger, you will get up close and personal to discover the colourful and strange creatures that lurk in the rock pools of coastal Victoria.

Wed. 20th
 - 1.30-3pm
Junior Ranger
Blanket Bay Rock Pool Ramble

Find out who and what lives on our rocky shores. With the help of a ranger, you will get up close and personal to discover the colourful and strange creatures that lurk in the rock pools of coastal Victoria.

Wed. 20th
 - 5.30pm
3abr v2Apollo Bay Radio Celebration BBQ @ Apollo Bay Sailing Club

Come and Share FM Success.

We'd like to salute the many folk in Apollo Bay who have made a contribution to our local community radio success.

So in the great Australian tradition, we're having a BBQ.  The budget probably wont run to shrimp on the barbie, but there will be sausages, hamburgers, salads and a glass or two of what you fancy for toasting purposes.

The action kicks off at 5.30pm at the Sailing Club by the harbour with ANYONE and EVERYONE welcome.

This is a great opportunity to thank our community for the support over the years.  Yes it has been years.  It's also a chance for YOU to chat about the station, how you might like to be involved and what you might like to see us do in the future.

Even if you have other plans for dinner, please do pop by, say hi and raise a glass to our very own Community Radio station.

Fri. 22nd
 - 10-11am
Junior Ranger
Maits Rest Guided Walk

Rainforests are one of the most ancient ecosystems on earth. Join us to discover why rainforests are so special and some of the amazing plants and animals that exist here.

Sat. 23rd
 - 4-10pm
1601 sharks family funFamily Fun Night & Fireworks
@ Apollo Bay Recreation Reserve
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5.30pm - Free Jumping Castle
6.30pm - Dinner
7.45pm - Yowie Hunt
8.15pm - Raffles

9.30pm - Fireworks

Presented by the Apollo Bay Sharks Cricket Club

Sat. 23rd
 - 7.30pm 
1601 refugeThe Refuge CD Launch @ the Apollo Bay RSL

Local Rock Band playing songs from their Debut Album!

With Special Guest Seamus Fillmore

$5 Entry

Drinks available

Tue. 26th
 - 12noon
1601 adayinthebayA Day in the Bay @ the Apollo Bay Foreshore

Free Family Day Out!

cfa logoWe have partnered with the CFA and the Spirit Foundation to fundraise at this event for our neighbouring communities that have been affected by the recent bushfires.

The event is FREE but make sure you fill your pockets with gold when you come along to support this cause and other local groups who will be fundraising on the day.

We've made some last minute alterations to our entertainment at A Day in the Bay! Clare Moore will be joining Dave Graney on the foreshore in the early evening and we've had to replace The Red Austins due to unexpected events. The GREAT NEWS is that we've replaced them with BUSHWAHZEE! Yes everyone - that means bushdancing fun and games.

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The line up includes -

Dave Graney + Clare Moore, Bushwahzee, Luke Legs, Liz Stringer, Brother James, The Refuge, Seamus Fillmore

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

See the full agenda here.

FEBRUARY 2016

Sat. 6th
 - 10am-12noon
COSColac Otway Shire 'Community Conversations' Session
@ Apollo Bay Community Market

You are invited to drop in to these sessions to ask questions and share ideas with Councillors.

Sat. 13th
 - 8pm
apollobayartsincConcert with David Scheel "Don't Shoot Me, I'm Only the Piano Player"
@ Apollo bay Community Centre, (Senior Citizens)

Do you want to hear beautiful and technically brilliant Piano Music and in between the pieces do you want to laugh yourself silly?

Tickets $25 from Galapogos Books and Bay of Apostles.

Thu. 18th
 - 6.30pm
Apollo Bay Discussion Group @ the Krambruk Room, Apollo Bay Hotel
Guest Speaker:  Thom Cookes
Topic: A Behind the Scenes Look at Iraq and Syria... Things are not as simple as they seem...

1602 thom cookes1THOM COOKES is a multi-award winning journalist and film-maker, with long experience reporting from conflict and disaster zones.  He's reported extensively from Afghanistan and Pakistan, Iraq, Jordan, the Balkans, Somalia, Cambodia, Lebanon, Gaza and the West Bank, and has won two Walkley Awards for International Journalism (for ABC's "Four Corners", and SBS's "Dateline").

Becoming an Iraqi policeman is statistically one of the most dangerous things you can do on the planet. But if you can make it through the first 90 days, you stand a better chance of surviving.

In 2007, when the Iraqi civil sectarian war was at its height, Thom Cookes followed a group of Iraqi policemen through their six-week training course, filming them for a documentary. Every week, scores of their colleagues were blown up or shot while on the job. Their deaths were recorded in the Western media with all the passion of a regular weather report, but behind each one was a complex personal story.

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The Iraqi police are a patchwork of tribal, ethnic and regional alliances that reflects the wider fragmented Iraqi society. Their motives for joining the force and training to protect people are sometimes surprising, and trying to understand them goes a long way towards helping explain the very complicated conflict still underway in Iraq and Syria. Thom will show excerpts from the documentary, and talk about the background of the people it shows and what's happened to them.

The meeting opens at 6.30pm to allow you to place your food order and be seated by 7pm for Thom to commence.  A $20 set menu is available.

This event is open to everybody.  If you would like to attend, please contact Margaret Murphy by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone (03) 5237 6640.


See here for further details.

Sat. 20th
 - 10am-9pm
Apollo Bay Seafood Festival on the Foreshore

absfThe festival will showcase all the fruits of the sea and forest that we have in our amazing Otway region.

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Sun. 21st
 - 9am-1pm
Apollo Bay Farmers Market @ The Youth Club ab farmers market

See here for further details

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

See the full agenda here.

MARCH 2016

Thu. 17th
 - 6.30pm
1603 festival of small hallsFestival of Small Halls
@ Apollo Bay Mechanics Institute

Click on the poster for further details and listen to this podcast of an interview with Beth Stephen from the Little Stevies. facebookfindus

 

Thu. 17th
 - 6.30pm
Apollo Bay Discussion Group @ the Krambruk Room, Apollo Bay Hotel
Guest Speaker: Ray Nichols
Topic: Demystifying Terrorism

The topic for this month's Discussion Group is terrorism, a subject causing much debate and anxiety in the community but one where our knowledge is limited. As Ray puts it: "Our politicians and pundits tell us we are plagued by "terrorism". But they rarely examine what it is, or the circumstances in which it is most dangerous. The result is confusion and increased unease. My aim is to demystify terrorism, by identifying both its real threats and its real limits. I focus on contemporary "Islamist" terrorism. And I note that while "Islamism" is incomprehensible apart from Islam, it is not representative of Islam -- something which is widely misunderstood because of ignorance, prejudice, and rabble-rousing."

Ray Nichols was a Wilson and Danforth Scholar at Princeton, and a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford. He taught at the University of California before moving to Monash University, where he was Professor and Head of the Department of Politics. He has written extensively on political ideas and action, has broadcast regularly on the ABC and Radio Singapore, and has led several community action groups.

The meeting is open from 6.30pm to allow time to order and be seated for Ray to commence at 7pm.

This event is open to everybody.  If you would like to attend, please contact Margaret Murphy by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone (03) 5237 6640.

See here for further details.

Sat. 19th
 from 9am
2016 show posterApollo Bay & Otway District Agricultural Show
@ the Apollo Bay Recreation Reserve

See here or click on the poster for further details.

Sun. 20th
 - 9am-1pm
Apollo Bay Farmers Market @ The Youth Club ab farmers market

See here for further details

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

See the full agenda here.

Sat. 26th
 9am-4pm
1603 oh rummage saleOtway Health Mega Rummage Sale
@ Otway Health Car Park, Ramsden Avenue 

 

APRIL 2016

Thu. 14th
  - 6pm
1604 onegooddayOne Good Day Choir - Achieving the Dream
@ the Apollo Bay Community Centre, Whelan St (formerly the Senior Citzens Centre) 

Synergy Christian Church proudly welcomes the One Good Day Choir, an indigenous Children's Choir from Mt Druitt, NSW.

The Choir received a certificate of commendation from the Mental Health Commission for their work to build the Blacktown Community in 2014. The choir sing in English and Darug, their own language and have been very popular at NAIDOC Events, Sorry Day & the recent tour to Central QLD where they sang 15 times in 10 days over 4,500kms.

Now on a tour of Victoria, the Mt Druitt based Children's Choir is performing for one night only in Apollo Bay.

For more details phone (03) 5237 7668

Sun. 17th
 - 9am-1pm
Apollo Bay Farmers Market @ The Youth Club ab farmers market

See here for further details

Thu. 21st
 - 6.3pm
Apollo Bay Discussion Group @ the Krambruk Room, Apollo Bay Hotel
Guest Speaker: Naomi Halpern
Topic: 'From the Home Counties to Apollo Bay: An unexpected journey'

Naomi was born in Hertfordshire in the United Kingdom. An early awareness of racist attitudes towards a classmate set her life course and by high school she had decided that she wanted a career where she could help people. An early non-conformist, Naomi dropped out of high school, worked as a farm hand, drove an ice-cream van and spent a couple of summers on a kibbutz in Israel before returning to study and qualifying as a social worker in the UK. She back packed through India then travelled to Australia, arriving in Melbourne in December 1984.

Travelling down the Great Ocean Road she fell in love with the hills rolling down to the beach. In 1997 her dream of living in Apollo Bay became reality when she bought a property on Killala Road.

Over the past 30 years Naomi has worked with survivors of trauma. She has been a consultant to the United Nations providing training at the duty stations in New York and Bangkok. She co-authored a trauma treatment manual and provides consultation and training to psychologists, community mental health, sexual assault centres and law firms.

Naomi is a founding member and media-spokesperson for an action group that provides pro-bono advocacy to victims of financial misconduct. Campaigning for people impacted by white-collar crime, Naomi appeared as a witness at Senate inquiries into Scrutiny of Financial Advice and Forestry Managed Investment Schemes.

Naomi, given her advocacy in financial services, put herself forward as a senate candidate with the newly formed Nick Xenophon Team and, having been preselected in December 2015, will run as a Victorian Senate candidate in the 2016 Federal election.

This event is open to everybody.  If you would like to attend, please contact Margaret Murphy by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone (03) 5237 6640.

Please arrive by 6.30pm to allow time to order and be seated for Naomi to commence at 7pm.

See here for further details.

Sun. 24th
 - 10am-2pm
parks vicFriends of Otway National Park
Aire River Wildlife Reserve Clean Up

Meet on the Great Ocean Road, 50m past Aire River Bridge.  See MAP.

Tea, coffee, bickies supplied.  BYO lunch, gumboots & sunscreen.

All welcome.

Please contact Judi on (03) 5237 6318 or Pip on 0417 582 407 for further details and so we know how many people to expect.

Wed. 27th
 - 4pm
COSColac Otway Shire Council Meeting
@ Apollo Bay Community Centre
(formerly Senior Citizens Centre)

See the full agenda here.

MAY 2016

Thu. 12th May
 - 10.30am
U3AApollo Bay U3A AGM
@ Apollo Bay Community Centre
(formerly Senior Citizens Centre)

Morning tea will be served at 10.30am to be followed by the meeting commencing at 11am.

Sat. 14th May
 - Sun. 15th
GMHBA Great Ocean Road Marathon abdhf

GORM logoThe marathon is staged along the iconic Great Ocean Road with stunning views of the Southern Ocean.

The event will open up fundrasing to all charities on the GoFundraise Platform with the preferred charity being the Apollo Bay & District Health Foundation - so make a difference with your run and start fundraising today.

Sun. 15th May
 - 9am-1pm
Apollo Bay Farmers Market @ The Youth Club ab farmers market

See here for further details

Thu. 19th May
 - 6.30pm
Apollo Bay Discussion Group @ the Krambruk Room, Apollo Bay Hotel
Guest Speaker: Dr Tom Rich, Museum Victoria, Melbourne
Topic: Victoria's Polar Dinosaurs

Dr Tom Rich100 million years ago, Australia was joined to Antarctica. The southeastern part of the continent was well within the Antarctic Circle and experienced months of continuous darkness. The fossil evidence that dinosaurs lived in this harsh polar environment suggests that they were warm blooded, with the structure of the brain of a dinosaur found at Cape Otway indicating it was active during the polar night, rather than hibernating or migrating.

Compared with areas such as eastern Asia and western North America, the quantity of dinosaur specimens from southeastern Australia is quite small. However, there is now enough evidence to establish that the same major groups of dinosaurs well known in the Northern Hemisphere were represented in Australia. There are no dinosaurs unique to this continent as the koalas and kangaroos are today.

Polar southeastern Australia acted as both an evolutionary nursery and old folk's home with the earliest and latest known records of some major groups of vertebrates being found there. For example the youngest specimens of the group of amphibians that gave rise to reptiles, birds and mammals occur there in rocks tens of millions of years younger than any other known fossils of this type. On the other hand, some carnivorous groups found in southeastern Australia are the oldest known occurrences of them, possibly due to the unique ecology of a polar region.

The fossil evidence for these generalisations has been collected from rocks exposed on shore platforms along the Otway and South Gippsland coasts. The work has been carried out over the past 33 years by literally hundreds of volunteers who are members of the Dinosaur Dreaming project under the direction of Dr Tom Rich, Senior Curator at Museum Victoria.

You can find a lot more about the work of Dr Rich on the Museum Victoria website including this short video of his work at Melanesia Beach.

  

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Map showing the distribution of polar dinosaurs in both hemispheres. Note that Victoria ★ has the most diverse polar dinosaur assemblage of any place on earth.

  

The meeting opens at 6.30pm to allow you to order food and be seated by 7pm for Dr Rich to commence. The Hotel offers a fixed price menu of $20 but you may order from the regular menu if you prefer.

RSVP to Di Clark by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone (03) 5237 7025  (Please Note change of RSVP address)

See here for further details.

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

See the full agenda here.

JUNE 2016

Wed. 8th
- Mon. 13th Jun
Golf Club Logo Est59th Annual June Golf Tournament

Excellent trophies for all events including Hole In One.

Please organise your partners, fill out your entry forms and return them as soon as possible to help the organisers of this major yearly event. The golf course will be closed from close of play on Sunday 5th June for preparation of the course and not open for casual play until close of play on Monday 13th June.

Entries close Friday 3rd June

For full details and to enter please go to the Apollo Bay Golf Club website

Sat. 11th
- Mon. 13th Jun
90 Stitches Exhibition @ Arts Inc Gallery, Mechanics Hall

1606 90stitchesTHIS WEEKEND ONLY

For more information contact Jo Maxwell on 04089228

Textile artist Jo Maxwell loves nothing more than the challenge of transforming an idea or a basic sketch into a 3D creation to adorn the homes of local and international clients.

Don’t miss the chance to catch up with Jo at her forthcoming textile exhibition ‘90 Stitches’ in Apollo Bay over the long weekend in June.

While much of her inspiration comes from her quirky way of seeing the world and, in particular, the people in her life, Jo also turns to the past to find something new. Her fresh approach to traditional embroidery embraces techniques from a range of accumulated skills over a long career in design, dressmaking and more recently in creative surface stitchery.

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Jo, who has lived much of her life in country Victoria, brings her love of nature and natural fibres to her creative work.

“I love working with natural products – cotton, silk, timber and I particularly enjoy creating pieces with linen. I like to collect, recycle and renew materials and transform them into my vision.”

For more information contact Jo Maxwell on 0408 922 850 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Thu. 16th Jun
 - 6.30pm
Apollo Bay Discussion Group @ the Krambruk Room, Apollo Bay Hotel
Guest Speaker: Anthony Hill
Topic: 'My Plastic Journey' - Plastic Pollution Solutions

Apollo Bay is becoming increasingly aware of pollution caused by plastic waste and this month there are a number of activities being held to help the town become plastic bag free. PLASTIC POLLUTION SOLUTIONS is touring Australia and we are fortunate to have Anthony Hill as our Discussion Group speaker in June.

Although Anthony grew up by the ocean, surfing, sailing, snorkelling and fishing he had never identified himself as an environmentalist. Whilst living in Norway he learned about the extent and consequences of plastic pollution in our oceans, coastlines and waterways and realised that it couldn't be ignored.

Anthony is now a plastic pollution campaigner and travels Australia helping communities transition from single use plastic by holding school presentations, Family Trivia Nights and other events. So far he has covered over 45,000kms and held over 100 events since starting out in Sydney in September 2014.

He has combined his dream of driving around Australia with raising awareness of an issue that he is very passionate about and has forged collaborations with like-minded organisations. He will tell us about the highs and lows of working and travelling alone and turning his journey into a traveling social enterprise after running perilously low on money.

Anthony is inspired and motivated by the children of Australia and sees this issue as linked to all other environmental and even social issues now and in the future.

The meeting opens at 6.30pm to allow you to order food and be seated by 7pm for Anthony to commence. The Hotel offers a fixed price menu of $20 but you may order from the regular menu if you prefer.

This event is open to everybody.  If you would like to attend, please contact Margaret Murphy by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone (03) 5237 6640.

See here for further details.

Sun. 19th Jun
 - 9am-1pm
Apollo Bay Farmers Market @ The Youth Club ab farmers market

See here for further details

Sun. 19th Jun
 - 10am-2pm
parks vicFriends of Otway National Park
Marengo Conservation Reserve Walk

Meet at 23 Ferrier Drive.

Tea, coffee, bickies supplied.  BYO lunch and gumboots.

All welcome.

Please contact Judi on (03) 5237 6318 or Pip on 0417 582 407 for further details and so we know how many people to expect.

Wed. 22nd Jun
 - 4pm
COSColac Otway Shire Council Meeting @ COPACC

See the full agenda here.

JULY 2016

Sun. 17th
 - 9am-1pm
Apollo Bay Farmers Market @ The Youth Club ab farmers market

See here for further details

Wed. 20th
 - 6.30pm
parks vicFriends of Otway National Park AGM
@ Parks Victoria Office

NB change of date (was 13th).

Supper provided.  New members welcome.

Please contact Pip on (03) 5237 7335 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Judi on (03) 5237 6318 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further details and to register your interest in attending (for catering purposes).

Thu. 21st
 - 6.30pm
Apollo Bay Discussion Group @ the Krambruk Room, Apollo Bay Hotel
Guest Speaker: Doug Gimesy
Topic: 'The Power of Imagery'

"Use a picture. It's worth a thousand words." - Arthur Brisbane, 1911

We welcome back Doug Gimesy who intrigued us with his topic last year - "The Power of Words". This month Doug will again enthral us with "The Power of Imagery". He will discuss why images are more powerful than words, and their importance in story telling and influencing.

Over 90% of all mental processing is visual, with images being processed 60,000 times faster than words. Images are powerful – their impact can be subliminal, they can create illusions, they can trigger emotions, and they even trigger meta‐emotions. Interestingly however, unlike words, images are normally seen to represent the truth and transcend linguistic and geographical barriers. Because of all of this, a single image, or collection of related images, can be used as a very powerful tool to help tell stories, focus perspective and influence people.

But what is it about images that make them so powerful? Why can their impact drive such a sudden rush of powerful emotions, ranging from delight to disgust, from love to hate? Come and hear why!

Doug Gimesy is the founder of the consultancy firm 'The Framing Effect' and has over 20 years of communications experience, working with multinational organisations. He is also an award winning National Geographic published conservation and wildlife photographer. He has recently been a finalist in the Big Picture Natural World Photography competition and winner of the ANZANG Nature Photographer of the Year (monochrome section). In addition, Doug consults in framing communication, is lead Governor of the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) in Australia, a fellow of the Australian Institute of Marketing and holds Masters degrees in both Bioethics and the Environment.

*Please note that due to Hotel renovations we will not meet in the Krambruk Room but at the other end of the restaurant. Enter at the main entrance and we will guide you to the new location.

The meeting will still start at 6.30pm to allow you to order food and be seated by 7pm for Doug to commence. The Hotel offers a fixed price menu of $20 but you may order from the regular menu if you prefer. 

This event is open to everybody.  If you would like to attend, please contact Margaret Murphy by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone (03) 5237 6640.

See here for further details.

Fri. 22nd
 - 6pm
1607 xmasChristmas in July @ The Brewhouse

We hope you can join us for Christmas in July at the Brewhouse.

Enjoy a great night out, a delicious meal, a visit from Santa and best of all, help the Kinder raise some funds!

Then from 8pm we'll have free live music with Ben Smith.

For bookings phone (03) 5237 6240
or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Sat. 23rd
 - 11am-3pm
Apollo Bay School Reunion 1970's
@ Apollo Bay P-12 College

School will open at 11am to 3pm. There will be many photos, items will be displayed that are going in the Time Capsule. Also a Sausage Sizzle or lunch, small donation required.

Dinner at Apollo Bay Hotel at 6pm followed by a band playing there called Mr Meaner.

24th July Iluka has been booked for Brunch.

Please confim with Johanne Leahy (nee Lindsay) on 0427 447 438 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you are coming.

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

See the full agenda here.

Fri. 29th
- Sun. 31st
Art & Ecology - Threatened Species of The Otways
@ Arts Inc. Gallery & Great Ocean Road Brewhouse 
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In this exhibit we celebrate some of the most rare and fragile inhabitants of the Otways through art. At the heart of the exhibition you will find a diversity of quality art genres; we feature street art, screen prints, contemporary works, and much more.

In the exhibits' program you will find music, performance, tours by both ecologists and curators, a kids’ program, and an opening with interesting intermezzos by artists, performances, and talks from ecologists in between ‘Prickly Moses’ Spotted Ale's'. All profits from the event will go to the ‘Threatened Species Research Network’ of the ‘Conservation Ecology Centre’.

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Lets talk about the program. On Friday Night there will be an official opening with culture bites; interesting intermezzos by artists performances and ecologist talks in between 'Prickly Moses' Spotted Ale's' and snacks by Great Ocean Ecolodge chefs. For those who look for some more background information there will be guided tours by ecologists that can tell you more about the species involved, as well tours by the curator giving more background information on the artworks. To top it off there will be a workshop for kids called "Endangered! How it happens and what we can do" by Ali Corke.

FRIDAY 29TH JULY

06:30pm - Official opening @ Arts Inc Gallery - $10

Interesting intermezzos by performances ecologist talks, and story telling by Pete Mawhinney in between Spotted Ales and snacks by Great Ocean Ecolodges' chefs.

08:30pm - Live Music @ the Brewhouse (Great Ocean Road, Apollo Bay) - Free admission

SATURDAY 30TH JULY

10:00am - 22:00pm Doors open @ Arts Inc Gallery

12:00am - ART Exhibit tour - $5

Arts tour focused on the artists and works exhibited by Karlijn Sas

04:00pm - ECOLOGY Exhibition tour - $5

Ecologists tour focused on the threatened species of the Otways

08:00pm - ART Exhibition tour - $5

Arts curator tour focused on the artists and works exhibited

SUNDAY 31ST JULY

10:00am – 21:00pm Doors open @ Arts Inc Gallery

10:00am - 10:30am Kids' workshop - Free

"Endangered! How it happens and what we can do" by Ali Corke. (ages 6 to 10)

05:00pm - ECOLOGY Exhibition tour - $5

Ecologists tour focused on the threatened species of the Otways

08:30pm - ART Exhibition tour - $5

Arts curator tour focused on the artists and works exhibited

See our website for full details, including full program details and the exhibiting artists.

facebookfindusTICKETING

Tickets for the opening night @ Arts Inc Gallery are available here.

Tickets for all the other events are available here.

Also available at Bay of Apostles and at the door. Limited tickets available for opening night, as well as the tours and kids program. It's wise to get them well in advance.

Sat. 30th
- Sun. 31st
ABWF logoApollo Bay Writers Festival
Including Warm Winter Words 2016

After more than twenty years of Apollo Bay's Warm Winter Words literary event, the ante has been upped to create the inaugural Apollo Bay Writers Festival.

This year's theme, 'everyone has a story', is kicked off with a Life Writing workshop facilitated by the wonderful Lee Kofman and sponsored by Writers Victoria (SOLD OUT).

Then, boosted by the Brexit vote, Apollo Bay debates the option to secede from Australia—hosted by Isobelle Carmody.

Sunday morning there are limited places for a spoken word workshop run by Hip Hop artist, Morganics.

In the afternoon the well known and loved Warm Winter Words featuring Emilie Zoey Baker, Lee Kofman and Robynne Nelson.

Sunday Afternoon Tea - from 12:30-5pm - come along and have some scones, cakes, slices and a cup of something hot. All money raised will go to Apollo Bay College - feed your brain, bellies and our Senior School playground fund.

The weekend closes with Ab Slam, Apollo Bay's first poetry slam, hosted by the international prize winning Emilie Zoey Baker.

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Tickets are available through the Apollo Bay Writers Festival website or from Galapagos Bookshop or Bay of Apostles, both in Apollo Bay.

Proudly presented by Apollo Bay Arts Inc.

See the Apollo Bay Writers Festival website for full details.

AUGUST 2016

Fri. 12th
 - 7.30pm
sharksApollo Bay Sharks Cricket Club AGM
@ Great Ocean Road Brewhouse 

 

Sun. 14th
 - 10am-2pm
parks vicFriends of Otway National Park
Crayfish Bay Planting Day

Meet at the Point Franklin car park.

Tea, coffee, bickies supplied.  BYO lunch and gumboots.

All welcome.

Please contact Judi on (03) 5237 6318 or Pip on 0417 582 407 for further details and so we know how many people to expect.

Sun. 14th
 - 2pm
abacApollo Bay Aquatic Centre Annual General Meeting 
@ Apollo Bay RSL

WE NEED YOUR ONGOING SUPPORT

Come along and be entertained by our talented local musicians and celebrate our achievements over the past year.

While we await the outcomes of the Project Control Group process for the Harbour, it is most important that we stay united as a strong lobby group to continue to pursue an indoor heated pool. So please renew your memberships.

Your annual memberships are now due: only $1 renewal or $2 to join at our Community Bank.

Thu. 18th
 - 6.30pm
Apollo Bay Discussion Group @ Apollo Bay Hotel*
Guest Speaker: Kate Bourne
Topic: 'Donor Conception - Towards Openness'

Our speaker this month is Kate Bourne, an infertility counsellor for the Victorian Assisted Reproductive Treatment Authority (VARTA) managing the Donor Registers Service linking donor-conceived people, donors and recipient parents together. She is Chair of the Australian and New Zealand Infertility Counsellors Association (ANZICA) and a Board Member of the Fertility Society of Australia.

Kate will discuss connecting people who are genetically linked through donor conception treatment but don't know each other. For example, linking young donor conceived adults with their sperm donor, or parents who have young children who have used the same donor. This work is somewhat similar to adoption reunion although has many differences as donors can be used to assist up to ten families to have children and there has been no previous relationship between their parents. She gives many beautiful images that were part of the Donor Conception – Towards Openness Exhibition held at the Melbourne City Library last year.

Kate has been involved in the television documentaries 'Australian Story – Searching for C11' (which won a Walkley award), 'Lexie's Village' and 'Sperm Donors Anonymous'. She has written the children's book 'Sometimes it Takes Three to Make a Baby' which explains egg donation to young children, contributed to the book 'Relatedness in Assisted Reproduction,' has published in many peer review journals, and spoken at national and international conferences.

In Auckland for a workshop some years ago Kate was struck by the words of a Maori elder who talked about one's mountain and one's sea. Kate's mountain is the Grampians and her sea is Apollo Bay. She and her husband Nick bought a home in Apollo Bay in 2015. They come and stay at every chance they get and plan to retire here. They have been overwhelmed by the friendliness of the Apollo Bay community.

This event is open to everybody.  If you would like to attend, please RSVP to Margaret Murphy by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone (03) 5237 6640.

* Please note that due to Hotel renovations we will not meet in the Krambruk Room but at the other end of the restaurant. Enter at the main entrance and we will guide you to the new location. The meeting will still start at 6.30pm to allow you to order food and be seated by 7pm for Kate to commence. The Hotel offers a fixed price menu of $20 but you may order from the regular menu if you prefer.

See here for further details.

Sun. 21st
 - 9am-1pm
Apollo Bay Farmers Market @ The Youth Club ab farmers market

See here for further details

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

See the full agenda here.

SEPTEMBER 2016

Thu. 1st
 - 7.30pm
1609 parmageddonApollo Bay P-12 College presents
Parmageddon Parma Night
@ Great Ocean Road Brewhouse

Come along to the Great Ocean Road Brewhouse to catch...

PARMAGEDDON: an exposé of the great musical exploits of the 2016 VET music class and the culinary delights offered at the local treasure that is the Top Pub.

Featuring all-class acts including Cat Richardson, The Refuge, The Senior School String Section and Seamus Fillmore, as well as a number of all-inclusive arrangements, the night is sure to please all ears and taste-buds.

Sat. 3rd
 - 7.30pm
abdhf heartApollo Bay & District Health Foundation Music Night
@ Apollo Bay Community Centre, 4 Whelan St

  

Jo Beaumont (Violin) and Julie Raines (Harp)

Because of the Apollo Bay connection of violinist Jo Beaumont, we are most fortunate to present a concert by two eminent musicians.

The violin and harp are beautifully matched as duet instruments. The program will include varied works from Rossini to modern Argentinian tango.

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Jo Beaumont

Raised in Melbourne, Jo Beaumont furthered her violin studies in Italy and was appointed Deputy Leader of the Orchestra of the famous La Scala Opera House in Milan, where she also played under the greatest conductors of this era. She was also Professor of Violin at the Verdi Conservatorium of Music.

Returning to Australia in 2000, Jo became Concertmaster and Artistic Director of Orchestra Victoria. She is now a freelance violinist and artistic consultant.

  

Julie Raines

Julie Raines has a rich and impressive record as a harpist in Australia, Germany and the US. After leaving Melbourne, she studied at the renowned Juilliard School of Music in New York. This was followed by a long period in Germany playing in its most outstanding orchestras and under the most famous conductors of our time. Returning to Melbourne, she became the Principal Harp of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.

Julie began piano studies at the age of four and with a natural talent for music, progressed to the harp at eleven, learning from the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra's former Principal Harpist, Mr Huw Jones. At sixteen, she won first prize in Channel 10's Showcase and at seventeen was awarded first prize in ABC's Commonwealth Instrumental and Vocal Competition (now known as the Young Performers Award). She subsequently performed with all the major ABC orchestras as soloist and guest principal.

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From 1971 to 1973, she studied with the renowned harpist and composer Marcel Grandjany at the Juilliard School of Music in New York and after the first year won the Juilliard Harp Competition playing Debussy's Danse sacrée et danse profane.

Moving to Germany in 1975 she was appointed Solo Harpist with the Hamburg Philharmonic State Orchestra and State Opera, often appearing as soloist and also touring many countries including the former USSR, South America, Scotland, Switzerland, Japan and East Germany. Julie Raines was a member of the prestigious Wagner Bayreuth Festival Orchestra and was guest artist with the Berlin, Munich, Hanover and Copenhagen State Operas and the North German Radio Symphony Orchestra in Hamburg. She also performed on the Deutsche Gramophon recording of Brahms' Four Songs for voices, two horns and harp with the North German Radio Chorus.

Among the many notable conductors with whom she has performed are Karl Böhm, Wolfgang Sawallish, Ferdinand Leitner, Lorin Maazel, Carlos Kleiber, Pierre Boulez, Daniel Barenboim, Eugene Ormandy, Carlo Maria Giulini, Rafael Kubelik, Horst Stein and Mstislav Rostropovich. For the 1986 Florence May Festival, she was selected to play the solos on the special steel-stringed Beckmesser harp in the Florence Opera production of Wagner's Die Meistersinger with Zubin Mehta conducting.

As well as her orchestral commitments, Julie was harp tutor at the Hamburg and Lübeck Universities and in 1985, was appointed Professor of Harp.

Julie returned to Melbourne in 1988 as Principal Harp in the Orchestra Victoria and to teach at The Victorian College of the Arts and The University of Melbourne. In 1994 Julie was appointed to the position of Principal Harp with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. Julie retired from the MSO in 2013 to complete a light music CD and to continue freelance work and teaching.

  

Tickets - $25 available from Bay of Apostles, Galapagos Books & Great Ocean Properties

Bookings essential – make a table of 10 or join another. BYO supper and drinks.

All proceeds go towards our grants program which goes back to the community.

  

Wed. 7th
 - 7.00-9.30pm
ab-p12cApollo Bay P-12 College International Trip Quiz Night
@ Apollo Bay Football Club Rooms

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Prizes and light supper provided.

Proceeds go to a community project in India.

$15 – tables of 6 – 8 or join in on another table.

Tickets from the school front office or any of the travellers.

  

Fri. 9th
 - 6.30-10pm
1609 something fabulousSomething Fabulous in Apollo Bay
@ the Krambruk Room, Apollo Bay Hotel

In celebration of Women's Health Week 2016, join us for an evening of entertainment, food and conversation. Featuring comedy from Frock Up Promotions for a humorous look at women's health as well as guest speakers with expertise to share.

Tickets: $25 from the Apollo Bay and District Bendigo Bank

Enquiries: Otway Health Reception (03) 5237 8500

Presented in partnership with Otway Health, the Apollo Bay General Practice and the Apollo Bay & District Community Bank with the support of the Apollo Bay Bakery, Craig Rippon Painting and Australian Health Industry Group.

Mon. 12th
 - 7.30pm
1609 rsl feet on tourFeet on Tour @ Apollo Bay RSL

Presented by Ballarat Clarendon College.

Performances are free and open to the public.

Thu. 15th
 - 6.30pm
Apollo Bay Discussion Group @ Apollo Bay Hotel
Guest Speaker: Tony Marjoram, PhD, FIEAust, CPEng, MIEEE
Topic: "Small is Still Beautiful - Technology for International and Humanitarian Development"

Engineering and technology's role in social, economic, cultural and humanitarian development is often overlooked although they have been instrumental in the development of humanity through the Ages. Innovation will continue to be vitally important for sustainable development, if we are not to over-consume and overheat our planet.

Tony's presentation will focus on development issues and challenges, with reference to the UN Millennium Development Goals (2000-2015) and Sustainable Development Goals (2015-2030), especially the reduction of poverty and hunger, promotion of sustainability and climate change mitigation and adaptation, and the role of engineering and technology in achieving these goals. Tony will refer to the declining interest and enrolment of young people and women in engineering in most countries around the world, the impact this will have on development, and suggest how this may be addressed. He will also look at the need for and examples of technology for development in our part of the world, with reference to housing, water supply, sanitation, energy, food production and processing, transport, communications, employment and job creation. He will conclude with reference to what people can do to help promote engineering, technology and innovation for sustainable social, economic, cultural and humanitarian development.

Tony Marjoram worked in technology and development at the University of the South Pacific in the 1980s, then the Development Technologies Centre of Melbourne University. He joined UNESCO in 1993, at the Jakarta regional office for science and technology, then at UNESCO HQ in Paris, heading the Engineering Sciences programme from 2001-2011, after which he returned to Australia. One of his last major projects at UNESCO was to produce the UNESCO Engineering Report – the first international report on engineering, with a focus on issues and challenges for development. Tony has an abiding interest in technology and development, links with Engineers Without Borders and is a Fellow of Melbourne University, and Engineers Australia. He is a Guest Professor at Aalborg University in Denmark – a leader in problem-based learning in engineering, science and sustainability. He has a BSc in mechanical engineering, an MSc in science and technology policy and PhD on technology for development.

*Please note that due to Hotel renovations we will not meet in the Krambruk Room but at the other end of the restaurant. The meeting will still start at 6.30pm to allow you to order food and to be seated by 7pm for Tony to commence. The Hotel offers a fixed price menu of $20 but you may order from the regular menu.

This event is open to everybody.  If you would like to attend, please contact Margaret Murphy by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone (03) 5237 6640.

See here for further details.

Sat. 17th
 - Sun. 25th
 - 11am-4pm
1609 crochet1aCrochet Exhibition @ Arts Inc. Gallery, Mechanics Hall

So if your waiting for your kiddies at the movies this afternoon call in and say hi.

Maybe you need a lovely doily floor rug for your reading corner at home. We would love to see you.

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Sun. 18th
 - 9am-1pm
ab farmers market
Apollo Bay Farmers Market @ The Youth Club

See here for further details

Mon. 26th
 - 4pm
Apollo Bay News Sheet Inc. AGM @ COS Offices Boardroom, 69 Nelson St

Community members are invited to attend.

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

See the full agenda here.

Fri. 30th
 - 12 midday
Otway Road Safe Group Meeting
@ Apollo Bay CFA Meeting Room, Pascoe Street

The Otway Road Safe group usually meet the last Friday of the month in Colac. This month they will be having their meeting in Apollo Bay in the meeting room at the CFA station.

If you have a road safety issue that you would like addressed please attend.

Lunch is provided. If you would like more information contact 0409 523 771.

OCTOBER 2016

Thu. 6th
 - 10.30am-12noon
2016 Seniors Festival
@ Apollo Bay Community Centre, 4 Whelan St

U3A AB

As part of the 2016 Seniors Festival U3A Apollo Bay is inviting members and others in the community in sharing the fun of learning and friendly social contact.

Our guest speaker, Ray Nichols, has provided thought provoking and stimulating discussion for U3A Apollo Bay members with courses about politics through the ages and the impact on politics today.

Ray will challenge and stimulate your thinking with his talk:

"Combatting Ignorance: How to Improve Political Discussion"

Disillusionment with mainstream politics is at record highs across the developed world. Part of this disillusionment is due to the generally low level of political discussion among politicians and media pundits. Much contemporary political discussion features the reign of ignorance: failure to become informed, failure to distinguish opinion from knowledge, and concentration on trivia, personality, and fleeting scandal. Such ignorance needs to be confronted. Refusing to confront it on the ground of "balance" merely encourages a new dark age.

Ray's presentation will be followed by morning tea and a chance to discuss this topic.

Sun. 9th
 - 10am-2pm
parks vicFriends of Otway National Park
Great Ocean Walk Exploration Day

Walk and plant ID day starting at Castle Cove and walking through to Johanna Carpark.

The walk is approx. 6km - 2-4 hrs depending on the plants we find.

Bring a cut lunch as we will be stopping midway for lunch with tea & biscuits at Johanna car park on our finish.

We will need to do some car shuffling so please let Judi (03) 5237 6318 or Gary 0457 704 436 know if you plan to come.

Meet at the Castle Cove car park at 10am.

Tea, coffee, bickies supplied.  BYO lunch.

All welcome.

Please contact Judi on (03) 5237 6318 or Gary on 0457 704 436 for further details and so we know how many people to expect.

PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF ACTIVITY (due to the landslide activity in the Wye River Area, the rainfall predictions and the road closures of parts of the Great Ocean Road) - previously Wye River Exploration & Walk.

Sat. 15th
 - 11am-1pm
kinder logoApollo Bay Preschool Open Day @ 69 McLachlan Street

Come along for enrolment information about our Preschool and Rostered Playgroup programs.

Phone (03) 5237 6494 for further information.

Sun. 16th
 - 9am-1pm
ab farmers market
Apollo Bay Farmers Market @ The Youth Club

See here for further details

Thu. 20th
 - 6.30pm
Apollo Bay Discussion Group @ the Krambruk Room, Apollo Bay Hotel
Guest Speaker: Ray Nichols
Topic: "America's Last Trump? The Most Critical Election for 150 Years"

US elections always are a circus, but this year they are a circus in a madhouse.

Why is Hillary Clinton so unpopular? How could Donald Trump become the Republican nominee -- and does this threaten to bring the "last trump" for American democracy?

Three things need to be considered. First, there are some deep changes in the American electorate, and they may have powerful effects in crucial deciding states. Second, mainstream politics is deeply disliked across much of the Western world, and for once America is not "exceptional" -- American politics has altered for the worse. Third, focusing only on the Presidency is an error: the elections for the US Senate well may determine the governing of the US.

Ray Nichols was a Woodrow Wilson and Danforth Scholar at Princeton; a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford; a Fellow of Cowell College in the University of California; and Professor and Head of the Department of Politics at Monash University. He has written extensively on political belief and action, broadcast regularly on the ABC and Radio Singapore, participated in numerous political forums and headed three community action groups.

This event is open to everybody.  If you would like to attend, please contact Margaret Murphy by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone (03) 5237 6640.

*Please note that due to Hotel renovations the Krambruk Room may not be available and we may still be meeting at the other end of the restaurant. The meeting will still start at 6.30 pm to allow you to order food and to be seated by 7pm for Ray to commence. The Hotel offers a fixed price menu of $20 but you may order from the regular menu.

See here for further details.

Tue. 25th-Wed. 26th
 - 10am-4pm
small business busSmall Business Bus @ Colac & Apollo Bay

ATTENTION - EXISTING AND POTENTIAL SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS

Free Small Business Support Coming to Colac & Apollo Bay

Looking to start a small business? Want to develop your existing small business?

Help is on the way with the Victorian Government’s Small Business Bus coming to Colac and Apollo Bay

The Small Business Bus offers free mentoring throughout the day with an experienced business professional who can assist you in taking your small business to the next level.

On board the Small Business Bus you will find information on Small Business Victoria’s programs and services as well as tools and tips to help you start or grow your business.

Bookings are essential for the mentoring sessions, so reserve your place now at business.vic.gov.au/sbb or call 13 22 15.

The Small Business Bus will be located at:

Colac Memorial Square, 43-117 Murray Street Colac - Tue. 25th Oct - 10am-4pm

Apollo Bay Foreshore, 135 Great Ocean Road - Wed. 26th Oct - 10am-4pm

Sat. 29th
 - 9.30am-12noon
1610 otway healthSecond Sails Op Shop Bali Bargain Day
@ Otway Health Car Park
Sat. 29th
 - 2pm
1610 estelleSolo Piano Recital by Estelle Shircore Barker in Geelong

KEITH HUMBLE AUDITORIUM, Aphrasia St, Geelong

There are 3 performances, by high level AMEB piano students on a beautiful grand piano, starting from 2pm with a 15 minute break between each. People can attend one, two or all three. Estelle's performance starts at 3pm.

All welcome. Free entry.

Please call Karina on 0439 675 145 for further information.

Mon. 31st
 - 3-7.30pm
1610 school feteApollo Bay P-12 College Fete

Food & Drink, Activities, Live Music, Mobile Zoo and more...

Halloween themed!

Contact the school or Meloney Howell direct for more information or to book a stall.

Register now for some Indian Inspired Fundraising Activities at the Fete. All Monies will be donated to the students travelling to India for their community project.

Kids yoga with Natasha Sikand 3.30-4pm ages 6-10 $5

Yoga from ages 11 plus with Cate Thomas 3.30-4.30pm $10

Bolly Bhnagra Dance Workshops with Kaz Chapman
   4.10-4.40pm ages 6-8 years $5, 5-6pm ages 9-12 $10

Enas Clark will have Henna artworks from $5 between 4-6pm

Be Inspired by a community helping others!

NOVEMBER 2016

Thu. 3rd
 - 5.30pm
Great Ocean Road Public Meeting @ Apollo Bay Hotel

Plenty of people to answer your questions regarding what's happening with the Great Ocean Road.

Mark Koliba, Regional Director of Vic Roads

Andrew Morrow of Dept of Environment Lands Water and Planning

Wayne Kayler-Thomson, Chair of Great Ocean Road Regional Tourism

Richard Riordan MP for Polwarth

Fri. 4th
 - 6pm
kinder logoApollo Bay Preschool AGM @ 69 McLachlan Street

Come and get your enrolment packs for 2017 Preschool and Rostered Playgroup and vote in our committee for next year.

Phone (03) 5237 6494 for further information.

Wed. 9th
 - 5pm
1611 vic policeVictoria Police Information Night @ Apollo Bay Bowling Club

Victoria Police will hold an information night centred around crime statistics for the Apollo Bay area.

Presented by Inspector SEEL of the SurfCoast Police Service Area.

All welcome.

Sat. 12th
 - 3pm
abdhfApollo Bay & District Health Foundation AGM
@ Apollo Bay Community Centre (formerly Senior Citizens), 4 Whelan St
(please note change of venue)

We will be presenting Grants totalling $43,510 from Health Foundation funds for the year ended 30 June 2016. We will also be acknowledging grants of $45,000 made to organisations who made a significant contribution to the successful Great Ocean Road Marathon in May this year.

Our Grants, including funding of new projects within our district, would not be possible without the support of our Members and the generous bequests left to the Health Foundation. We encourage everyone to consider making a bequest to the Apollo Bay and District Foundation to enable us to continue supporting the community, now and in the future.

We are also very pleased to advise that our Guest speaker this year is Julie Sestan, CEO Community Care Chemist.

We cordially invite you to join us at Captains at the Bay for the AGM followed by refreshments.

Tue. 15th
 - 7pm
Good for you and your communityApollo Bay Community Bank AGM
@ Room 4, Marrar Woorn, 4 Pengilley Ave

Shareholders and community members are invited to attend

Thu. 17th
 - 6.30pm
Apollo Bay Discussion Group @ the Krambruk Room, Apollo Bay Hotel
Guest Speaker: Richard Colman AM, World and Paralympic Champion
Topic: "Believe in Your Dream"

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Richard was born in 1984 with Spina Bifida. He was involved in many sports from an early age before the love of athletics took his full attention.

After commencing athletics in 1995 he made his first state team in 1996 for the Pacific School Games. Since then he has competed regularly at major national and international level competitions.

In 2002 he represented Australia at the IPC world athletics championships in Lyon France and won the Bronze medal in the T53 400m.

Two years later Richard won a Gold in the T53 800m and a Silver medal in the 4x100m at his first Paralympic Games in Athens.

In 2006 he won a Bronze medal in the T53 800m at the IPC World Athletics Championships in The Netherlands.

In 2008 Richard won Silver medal in the T53 200m and a Bronze in the T53 400m at the Beijing Paralympic Games.

In 2013 Richard was nominated for the Athletes with a Disability award at the Victorian Institute of Sport awards of Excellence.

The list goes on... Visit his website to learn more.

Away from the track Richard has completed a Bachelor of Commerce at Deakin University as well as a number of other qualifications. He is also an ambassador for numerous events and foundations.

Richard also spends countless hours coaching and mentoring new and developing athletes to help them achieve their dreams whatever that may be. He passionately believes and continues to try and prove that anything is possible if you have a go and dream big.

Come and hear this exceptional story!

This event is open to everybody.  If you would like to attend, please contact Margaret Murphy by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone (03) 5237 6640.

*We are once again meeting in the Krambruk Room. The meeting will still start at 6.30pm to allow you to order food and to be seated by 7pm for Richard to commence. The Hotel offers a fixed price menu of $20 but you may order from the regular menu. Pink boxes are placed on each table for donations. Donations are optional but all received are distributed back into the local community.

Thank you to everyone who booked promptly for last month's discussion. Thank you also to those who let me know when they could not come so that I could give the seat to others on the waiting list. Very much appreciated, Margaret.

Sun. 20th
 - 9am-1pm
ab farmers market
Apollo Bay Farmers Market @ The Youth Club

See here for further details

Sun. 20th
 - 10am-2pm
parks vicFriends of Otway National Park
Marengo Reefs Seal Count

Tea, coffee, bickies supplied.  BYO lunch.

All welcome.

Please contact Judi on (03) 5237 6318 or Pip on 0417 582 407 for further details and so we know how many people to expect.

Wed. 23rd
 - 4pm
COSColac Otway Shire Council Meeting
@ Apollo Bay Community Centre 
(formerly Senior Citizens Centre)

See the full agenda here.

Thu. 24th
 - 7pm
otway healthOtway Health 22nd Annual General Meeting
@ Apollo Bay Community Centre

RSVP by Fri. 18th Nov - (03) 5237 8502 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Refreshments provided.

Sat. 26th,
Sun. 27th
 - 10am-4pm
ab-p12cApollo Bay P-12 College - Senior Art Show
@ Arts Inc Gallery (Mechanics Hall)

The show is the culmination of the year's work for our VCE Studio Art students and the year 9/10 art elective students who have been working with Victoria Howlett doing drypoint.

Come along to the official opening on Sat. 26th of Nov from 3-4pm or pop in from 10-4 on the 26/27 Nov and the 3/4 December.

Please come along - we'd love to show you our work!

Mon. 28th
 - 12.30pm
1611 mens lunchMen's Lunch and Mental Health Discussion @ Apollo Bay Hotel

Did you miss Beyond Blue ambassador Paul Walshe when he was here last?

He is an ex-cop who shares his personal story about depression and recovery to open up discussion around mental health and keeping well.

He will be in Apollo Bay speaking at the Men's Lunch and all community members are welcome to attend.

$12 for a drink and meal, generously subsidised by the Apollo Bay Hotel.

Bookings essential through Otway Health on (03) 5237 8500.

Tue. 29th
 - 1.30-3.30pm
1611 carers eventCarers Afternoon Tea @ Apollo Bay Golf Club

Otway Health and Barwon Health Carer Support invite you to a special carers afternoon tea.

The Carers Support Group meets monthly and helps carers to meet others who are in similar situations.

To book for the afternoon tea contact Annie Missen, Otway Health Community Nurse on (03) 5237 8500.

DECEMBER 2016

Thu. 1st
 - 1.30-3.30pm
1612 oh palliative care educationCommunity Palliative Care Education

For more information contact

Otway Health's Community Health Nurse, Ingrid Rial on (03) 5237 8500

Fri. 2nd
 - 10.30am
ab-p12cApollo Bay P-12 College Volunteers Morning Tea

This invitation goes out to all those people who have helped out at the College in so many ways over the year.

1612 school morning teaSo if you have pulled a weed, Pushed a barrow, Heard some reading, counted coins, cooked a meal, cleaned, covered a book please come along to your thank you morning tea.

The school would not be what it is without the selflessness of our volunteer helpers.

Where - Home Eco. Room

When - Friday 2nd December Time - 10.30am

Please phone the school on (03) 5237 6483 if you would like to come along.

Thank you Sooooo much.

Sat. 3rd,
Sun. 4th
 - 10am-4pm
ab-p12cApollo Bay P-12 College - Senior Art Show
@ Arts Inc Gallery (Mechanics Hall)

The show is the culmination of the year's work for our VCE Studio Art students and the year 9/10 art elective students who have been working with Victoria Howlett doing drypoint.

Come along to the official opening on Sat. 26th of Nov from 3-4pm or pop in from 10-4 on the 26/27 Nov and the 3/4 December.

Please come along - we'd love to show you our work!

Tue. 6th
 - 8pm
Golf Club Logo EstApollo Bay Golf Club AGM @ the Golf Club
Thu. 8th
 - 1pm
ab-p12cApollo Bay P-12 College Annual Instrumental Concert @ the Leisure Centre

All are welcome to come and watch our young performers.

Sun. 11th
 - 8.30am-6pm
ABSLSClogoLSV State Senior Surf Life Saving Carnival @ Apollo Bay SLSC
Wed. 14th
 - 6pm
COSColac Otway Shire Council Meeting @ COPACC

See the full agenda here.

Thu. 15th
 - 5.30pm
Apollo Bay Ocean Rescue AGM @ the Great Ocean Road Brewhouse

We'll have lots of tasty local produce from local farmers and producers to feed you, so hope to see you there!

If you're interested in attending please feel free to come along.

Apollo Bay Ocean Rescue Committee and Team members

Thu. 15th
 - 6-9pm
solnSOLN Christmas Party
@ Landcare Support Centre, cnr Montrose Ave & Nelson St

We'll have lots of tasty local produce from local farmers and producers to feed you, so hope to see you there!

See a presentation of the the results of our 2016 vegetation and wildlife monitoring program at 6.30pm.

Enjoy local produce from Otway Coast Regenerative Farmers.

Listen to live local music.

The Landcare Christmas Party is a great chance to catch up with our wonderful community, and learn about the year’s achievements.

If you’re not yet a member of Landcare, come along and meet us. Friends and family are welcome.

Join us from 6pm on. Dinner will be provided, but BYO drinks.

Sun. 18th
 - 9am-1pm
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Apollo Bay Farmers Market @ The Youth Club

See here for further details

Fri. 23rd
 - 6pm
1612 synergy christmas1Synergy Christmas Service

For further details please call Marni on 0406 351 838.

Mon. 26th Dec
- Wed. 4th Jan
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40th Apollo Bay Art Show
@  Apollo Bay Community Centre, 4 Whelan Street
& Arts Inc. Gallery, 21 Great Ocean Road

Contemporary, Traditional, 3D Sculptural & Photographic Artworks

The Apollo Bay Art Show is proud to be celebrating its 40th Anniversary exhibition this summer.

There are a few changes to make note of this year. To celebrate 40 years we are having a double venue show.

This year we have added 3D Sculpture and Photography to the list of mediums. This decision was made to make our show inclusive of all artists and to celebrate their varied talents in a broader range of mediums. The committee are very excited about how the show will look this year.

An opening evening will also take place on Mon. 26th Dec at Apollo Bay Community Centre from 6-8pm. Music, drinks & nibbles. ALL WELCOME. FREE ENTRY for ARTISTS.

Sat. 31st Dec
1612 fireworksNew Year's Eve Fireworks @ Apollo Bay Foreshore

10pm - Main display

12 midnight - Second display to bring in the New Year

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