Newsletter | #375 | What's On this Week

Newsletter | #375 | What's On this Week

Newsletter | #375 | What's On this Week
Tuesday 11th March to Monday 17th March 2014

As we look forward to weekend number three in mad March, there are two huge sports events hitting Melbourne that may not be everyone's cup of tea (see below).

This week we are concentrating on family friendly, community events seeing the petrol heads and footy fans are taken care of.

+ Check out our special report on Miniature Railway's in Victoria.

Have a good weekend Melbourne.

Fairs & Festivals

Herb & Chilli Festival

If you love good, tasty and unusual food, wine and beer then the Herb and Chilli Festival is right for you.

60+ stalls
Chilli cook-off
Biggest chilli competition
World's hottest chilli plants available
Cooking demonstrations
Live music & dance
Exotic food and sauces
Local wine & beer (including chilli beer)
Face painting & petting zoo

It's a fantastic weekend for all ages,

When: Saturday & Sunday | 15th & 16th of March 2014
Where: Wandin
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St Jude's Family Fun Fair

2014 marks the 40th birthday of St Jude's, a major community event in the Knox Region since 1974.

The event is free and includes live entertainment, amusements and rides, food and variety stalls.

When: Saturday 15th of March 2014 - 12 noon to 10pm
Where: Scoresby
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St Leonards Community Day Fair

Don't miss out on what is sure to be a massive day of fun for all the family, from 10am to 4pm showcasing live entertainment, hair-raising and child friendly rides, delicious food, fabulous jam & cake stalls, kids craft activities and a chance to bid for some fantastic silent auction items.

When: Saturday 15th of March 2014 - 10am to 4pm
Where: Brighton
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Sunbury Community Festival

SunFest is celebrating it's 38th year in 2014 with a two day festival full of fun and entertainment for all ages.

With thousands of people attending SunFest each year, we will again offer great attractions on our main stage and dance floor with local talent, and national acts , award winning entertainers, and children's entertainment.

When: Saturday 15th March and Sunday 16th March 2014
Where: Sunbury
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Live Entertainment

Daryl Braithwaite | LIVE

With a career spanning over 30 years and set to release his brilliant new mini-album, FOREVER THE TOURIST; the legendary Daryl Braithwaite returns to the Melbourne Public stage.

Supported by Tim Rizzoli and DJ Scotty; doors open from 6pm.

Tickets $35; with dinner packages also available.

Book Now

When: Easter Thursday April 17 2014
Where: Melbourne Public
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Gentlemen of Deceit

Back for their fourth year at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival A Modern Deception's Vyom Sharma Alex de la Rambelje and Luke Hocking present their most unbelievable show yet.

Showcasing a brand new array of digital dexterity and psychological chicanery the gentlemen of deceit invite you to be bamboozled again. Using their signature blend of classy magic and disarming humour Vyom Alex and Luke will have you giggling while they mess with your mind.

When: 10 shows only. Don't miss out
Where: Spring Street Conference Centre
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The Beatles in Australia

For thirteen days in 1964 the nation was held in a kind of euphoria, captivated by the talent, the songs and the charm of the Fab Four on their concert tour.

This exhibition presents the sights and sounds of Beatlemania - the arrivals, the press conferences, the concerts and the screaming fans - through newsreel footage, television reports, radio coverage, magazines and press clippings.

Rarely seen objects from museums, fans and collectors are displayed.

When: March 8 - July 1, 2014 | Open daily 9am - late FREE!
Where: The Arts Centre
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Kew Traffic School turns 60

Kew Traffic School celebrates its 60th birthday on Friday 14th March 2014.

Established in 1954, Kew Traffic School is situated on the corner of Cotham and Grange roads, Kew.

When: Friday 14th March 2014
Where: Kew Community Festival
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Australian Grand Prix

Firstly there is the Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix scaring the beejeezes out of the ducks at Albert Park. 13 - 16 March 2014.

AFL Football

Then (our favourite) footy is back! The first AFL Premiership Games for 2014 with Collingwood taking on Fremantle at Marvel Stadium on Friday night and Carlton playing Port Adelaide at Marvel Stadium on Sunday.

NRL Rugby

Melbourne Storm plays its first home game against the Panthers at AAMI Park after last week's nailbiter where they won witha golden goal courtesy of captain courageous Cameron Smith.

Captain Cameron Smith will remain a one-club player and finish his career where it all started after agreeing to terms on a four-year contract extension with Melbourne Storm.

When: Saturday March 15
Where: AAMI Park
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All Aboard

Miniature Railway Rides

One of our favourite family activities is to take the kids for a ride on a miniature railway. Melbourne and Victoria is lucky enough to have 14 running throughout the year.

Thats one a month to keep you going throughout the year.

--> Altona Miniature Railway - 3rd Sunday of every month

--> Box Hill Miniature Railway - 3rd Sunday of every month

--> Bulla Hill Railway - 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month

--> Campbelltown Miniature Passenger Railway - School holidays

--> Cobden Miniature Railway - 3rd Sunday of every month

--> Como Gardens Miniature Railway in The Basin - 19th + 20th April 2014

--> Diamond Valley Railway in Eltham - Sunday's

--> Gippsland Miniature Train Rides in Traralgon - 4th Sunday of the month

--> Moorabbin Miniature Railway - 1st Sunday of every month

--> Mooroolbark Miniature Railway - 4th Sunday of the month

--> Mooroopna-Shepparton Miniature Railway - 2nd & 4th Sunday of each month

--> National Steam Centre Miniature Railway at Scoresby - Sundays

--> Portarlington Miniature Railway - Sundays until Easter

--> Springvale Live Steamers - 3rd Sunday of the month

--> View Miniature & Model Railways

Mums.. remember to pack shoes and socks. None of the railways allow open toed sandals or bare feet. Consider yourself "warned".

Good for What Ails Ya!

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