Newsletter | #406 | What's On this Week

Newsletter | #406 | What's On this Week

What's On this Week

Tuesday 14th October to Monday 20th October 2014

3 weeks into October, the kids are back at school and there are more festival's, fete's and markets than you can wave fairy floss and a toffee apple at.



Harvest 'n' Graze Festival

Harvest ‘n’ Graze is a family friendly festival where the music plays all day, handpicked stallholders, free kids amusements, face painting and family activities all day long.

A massive line-up of Australian musical royalty: The Black Sorrows, Ross Wilson, Diesel & Jason Singh will electrify the sweeping lawns, magnificent trees and magical atmosphere of Rippon Lea Estate.

Gourmet produce will be aplenty with up to 30 stalls of the State’s best regional fare, artisan delicacies and a vast assortment of ready-to-eat delights. This event promises to be one of the most unforgettable concert experiences of the year.

When: Sunday 19th October – 11am to 6pm
Where: Rippon Lea Estate | Elsternwick
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Spring Fling Street Festival

Head down to Errol Street on Sunday for North Melbourne's premier community event, the Spring Fling Festival, celebrating everything North & West Melbourne.

In 2013 the festival attracted 16,000 people with 120 stalls and over 130 volunteers assisting to stage the event.

Invite your family and friends for a great day's entertainment.

When: Sunday 19th October 2014
Where: Errol Street | North Melbourne
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Wyndham Diwali

Victorian Multicultural Festival of Lights

Head to Werribee for a special celebration of cultures. We have Bollywood, Jazz, Salsa, and Bhangra, Rock music band, Bollywood band, singers and performers.

We’ll light the skies up with a grand fireworks display as the sun sets over Wyndham in a grand finale!

When: Saturday 18th October 2014
Where: Presidents’ Park | Wyndham Vale
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The Changemakers Festival

The Changemakers Festival is 10 action-packed days of events that will help create more change in the world.

It might be a seminar on how to attract investment and funding to a new social enterprise, or it might be a workshop on innovation in service design for local government.

It might be a film festival raising awareness of human trafficking, a fundraiser for orphans in Cambodia, a Google hangout about using social media for change, or a keynote from one of the world’s leading thinkers on social innovation.

When: 17-28 October 2014
Where: Various | Melbourne
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Practically Green Festival

Celebrate sustainable building, living and all things green at the Practically Green Festival.

A highlight on the Nillumbik community calendar this free festival offers quality exhibits, demonstrations, live music, food and children’s activities.

When: Sunday 19th October – 10am to 4.30pm
Where: Eltham
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Even More Festivals...

Dandenong Eid Festival - celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr Eid and Eid-al-Adha

Darebin Music Feast - Melbourne's largest and most diverse music festivals

Diwali Indian Festival @ Sandown Racecourse

Main Street Mornington Festival - produce, food and wine makers

Melbourne Festival - dance, circus, theatre, music, visual arts, film

Stringybark Sustainability Festival - Saturday 18 & Sunday 19 October 2014


Emirates Melbourne Cup Eve Ball

Melbournes' most prestigious corporate Melbourne Cup event supports SecondBite.

Following the success of The Asian Executive’s inaugural Melbourne Spring Racing charity ball last year, it has green-lighted a worthy sequel.

The Palladium at Crown ballroom will look and feel divine dancing, chatting and joviality at the eve of one of the world's richest and most exciting horse races, the 2014 Emirates Melbourne Cup.

The centrepiece of the evening is a performance of Strictly Ballroom.

When: Monday 3rd November 2014
Where: Crown Palladium
Bookings: Online
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Grand Opening

Australis Apartments

Join Central Equity to celebrate AUSTRALIS Grand Opening at our on-site display centre.

Enjoy free gourmet food, barista coffee, live music and win instant prizes.

Apartments include air-conditioning, floor to ceiling windows, balconies and a range of quality appliances, fittings and surfaces available in a choice of contemporary colour schemes. A tiled entry hall leads into an open living area with a large study space, Miele equipped kitchen and balcony. The master bedroom features floor to ceiling corner windows.

When: October 18 - 26, 2014
Where: 601 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne
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School Fundraisers

Support your local schools..

Brunswick Kindergarten Fete 2014 - Saturday 18 October 2014

Cambridge Primary School Fete - Saturday 18 October 2014

Our Lady's Primary School Fete - Surrey Hills - Saturday 18 October 2014

Penleigh and Essendon Grammar School Craft Market - Saturday 18 October 2014

Sydenham Hillside Primary Spring Market - Saturday 18 October 2014

Aberfest - Aberfeldie Primary School - Saturday 18 October 2014

Run Gembrook - Gembrook Primary School - Sunday 19th October 2014

St Bernard's Family Fun Day - Sunday 19 October @ Coburg

St Margaret Mary's Primary School Fiesta - Sunday 19 October @ Brunswick

Westgarth Primary School Fete - Sunday 19 October 2014

Collingwood College Spring Fair - Sunday 19 October 2014

Speaking of Schools, have you discovered SKOOLZ - Australia's education gateway. Looking to learn something, find it at Skoolz.

Live Acoustic Session


Melbourne based band, Evermore come to the Precinct Hotel to perform a live Acoustic Session.

When: Thursday October 16, 2014
Where: Precinct Hotel: 60 Swan Street, Richmond
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The Finders Keepers Market

Finders Keepers Market will host over 220 design and art stalls from local designers, to talented folk from all over Australia.

As the biggest design markets in Australia, the Finders Keepers Markets will be an event for all ages and definitely one to not to miss!

When: October 17-18, 2014
Where: Royal Exhibition Building | Carlton
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Factory Direct Open Day Sale

Over 400 different products. Prices are 50% off retail. Great for Christmas gifts and nic nacs.

Finish dishwashing tablets, Snoring breathing Puppy toys, Kids ride on suitcases, 3D Puzzles, Led Lights, Solar lights, Knitting Yarn, Shoe Racks, Dog Beds

When: Saturday 25th October 2014 - 10am - 3 pm
Where: 27 Roberna Street | Moorabbin
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During The Week

Twilight Street Market - Friday 17th October @ Werribee

Royal Geelong Show 16-19 October 2014

Ride2Work Day - Wednesday 15th October 2014

Melton Twilight Market - Friday October 17

Made 'n' Thornbury Craft Market - Friday October 17 4-9pm

Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix 2014 @ Phillip Island

Australian Audio & AV Show 2014 @ Intercontinental Melbourne | The Rialto


All for Kids Market Croydon

Armageddon Expo 2014 @ Melbourne Showgrounds

Australian Audio & AV Show 2014 @ Intercontinental Melbourne | The Rialto

Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix 2014 @ Phillip Island

Ballarat Regional Arts Trail 2014

Como Gardens Miniature Railway @ The Basin

Cranbourne Community Market and Fair

Crown Golden Ale Caulfield Cup 2014

Dear Gladys Vintage POP UP SALE

Ferntree Gully Village Artisan Market

Grand Designs Live @ Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre

McHappy Day 2014

All for Kids Market @ Blackburn North

The Handmade Show - Glen Huntly Market


Armageddon Expo 2014 @ Melbourne Showgrounds

Australian Audio & AV Show 2014 @ Intercontinental Melbourne | The Rialto

Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix 2014 @ Phillip Island

Baby & Kids Market @ Moorabbin

Ballarat Regional Arts Trail 2014

Bumble Bee Baby & Children's Market @ Queen Vic Market

Bupa | Around the Bay 2014 - Ride for a Child in Need

Collectables' & Ephemera Fair @ Camberwell

Como Gardens Miniature Railway @ The Basin

Essendon Record & CD Fair

Flemington Racecourse Market

Grand Designs Live @ Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre

Victorian Billy Cart Championships @ Broadford

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West Gate Bridge Disaster

44 years ago on Wednesday, 35 workers tragically died when the West Gate Bridge collapsed.

Just before lunch, the bridge under construction suddenly groaned. An eerie pinging noise filled the air. A storm of rust flakes peeled off weathered steel. The girders started to turn blue.

The bridge fell away beneath their feet. Minutes later, 35 workers were dead.

When: Wednesday 15th October 1970
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