Newsletter | #380 | What's On this Week

Newsletter | #380 | What's On this Week

Newsletter | #380 | What's On this WeekWhat's On this Week | Easter
Tuesday 15th April to Monday 21st April 2014

Welcome to the Easter edition of What's On this Week in Melbourne.

A word of warning: for those travelling over Easter, see the advice below as there will be major disruptions due to a blitz of statewide road, rail and tram projects.

Enjoy a safe and happy Easter Melbourne!

Give Generously


The 83rd annual Good Friday Appeal on Friday 18th April 2014, brings together people from all parts of the community to raise money for the Royal Children's Hospital.

The strength of the appeal lies in the thousands of volunteers who give freely of their time and their talent. Many groups and organisations fundraise throughout the year, in order to publicly present their grand totals during a live telethon broadcast.

Make a BID in the Royal Children's Hospital Good Friday Appeal Online Auction, it has something for everyone and every budget!

Friday 18 April 2014
10 am - 5pm
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

The Good Friday Appeal invites everyone to come to the Kids Day Out, being held for the very first time at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre in South Wharf.

The centre will be transformed into a wonderland for kids, with Australia's biggest roller-skating rink, Laser Strike, the popular Teddy Bear Hospital, art and play zones, kids cooking classes, music and dancing and so much more.

Royal Children's Hospital | Give that they may grow!

When: Friday 18 April 2014
Where: Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre
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A Capital Collection

Hat Making Workshop

Take part in a hat making workshop under the tutelage of Christine Waring, Master Milliner.

Christine will facilitate a workshop where participants will each create their own hat, based on the 1920's cloche.

Christine is a regular at Melbourne's high-profile spring millinery parades and her race hats are almost as exciting as the Carnival itself.

When: 1 & 2 May 2014
Where: Australian Academy of Design
Bookings: Book Online | Limited Places
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4 Days Of Fun

Easter commences with Good Friday, Easter Saturday, Easter Sunday and Easter Monday.

Many Melburnians take the 4 days off and go away. Many take the 4 days off to spend the time with family and friends here in Melbourne.





To see more events over Easter, click here and choose a date..

Grand Opening

Emporium Melbourne

Join Emporium Melbourne on Wednesday 16th of April when 255 stores open with a mix of Australian and International designers in the heart of Melbourne's CBD.

Emporium Melbourne connects five major city retail spaces in a network of almost 2,000 retailers under one roof.

Shoppers will be able to walk from the corner of Elizabeth and Bourke streets to Swanston and La Trobe streets without stepping outdoors.

When: Wednesday 16 April 2014
Where: Emporium Melbourne
Event Listing: More..

Record Store Day

Record Store Day highlights the unique experience of discovering music in your favourite music store and being with fellow music enthusiasts.

Visit the Record Store Day Australia web site for the latest info about who will be appearing where, what will be on offer where .... we're aiming to have something somewhere to suit just about every musical taste.

From metal to jazz, from international mega artist to emerging local act.

When: Saturday 19th April 2014
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School Holidays

School Holiday Guide Check out our School Holiday Guide for things to do with the kids during the last week of holidays.

The guide offers a huge range of activities with events, workshops, concerts, holiday programs and much more.. all in marvellous Melbourne! Some events are free!

--> School Holiday Guide | April 5 to 21

Breast Cancer Awareness

I Touch Myself

Chrissy Amphlett - October 25, 1959 - April 21, 2013

She sang it. She shouted it. And we couldn't help but listen.

Now Chrissy wants us to hear her words again but this time for breast cancer awareness.

Chrissy gave us this song. This is her divine wish. Touch yourself.

So many people have shown their support for Chrissy and the I Touch Myself project.

You can too by sharing Chrissy's wish and passing on her message using #itouchmyselfproject on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook & Google+

Event Listing: More..


Roads & Public Transport

Melburnians are being warned there will be major disruptions over the Easter period due to a blitz of statewide road, rail and tram projects.

Public Transport Minister Terry Mulder has warned of lengthy delays across the urban and regional networks for 11 days, urging Victorians to plan ahead.

When: April 17-28
Disrupted Services: View Here..


This month (April) we are taking a potshot at..


People who think its ok to use a mobile phone while driving. If you make calls, receive calls, text or do anything else with your mobile phone "while driving", you are a bloody idiot and breaking the law not forgetting:

--> Risking your own life
--> Risking the lives of your passengers
--> Risking everyone around you

Its dumb, stupid, selfish and ridiculous behaviour that is breaking the law. Penalties include the loss of 4 demerit points and a $433 fine.

Gauging by the number of drivers flouting the law the message is not getting through. As John Faine on 774 Radio put it we need a visual message from one driver to another that it is unacceptable. Well here it is..

Mobile Salute

Let Melbourne be the first city in the world to stamp out illegal handset use in cars.

Drivers if you see another driver with a handset give them the salute.

Ask your friends and family if they do it and if they do give them the salute... embarrass them.

Web Link: Mobile Handset Salute

We have to say.. thank you thank you thank you. The response has been fabulous. So many readers supporting the cause.

Come on Melbourne!

Good for What Ails Ya!

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