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BASS Coast Health Hospital Ladies
Auxiliary will be hosting a performance
of the Royal Australian Navy Band at
the Wonthaggi Art Centre on Wednes-
day, July 27, commencing at 1.30pm.
The Royal Australian Navy Band is one of
Australia’s premier military ensembles.
When performing in concert the variety of
music covered by the band includes marching
and traditional repertoire, music from the swing
era, chamber music, vocal presentations and mu-
sic with a modern beat. In a word, the band is
The Hospital Ladies Auxiliary are proud to host
this event, as all monies raised from this event, will
go to towards the purchase of an electrocardio-
graph unit for use in the new Short Stay Unit at the
Bass Coast Health Wonthaggi Hospital.
Along with funds already raised plus funds
from planned future fundraising events later on
in the year, the Wonthaggi Hospital Ladies Auxil-
iary plan to fund the purchase of the $22,000 unit
early next year.
The Hospital Ladies Auxiliary are appealing
to Bass Coast residents to support them in their
endeavours to assist the Wonthaggi Hospital, by
attending and enjoying the performance of the
Royal Australian Navy Band.
Tickets for the event are available at the Won-
thaggi Workmen’s Club and will cost $15 for the
concert or alternatively, $20 for the concert, fol-
lowed by coffee and cake at the Wonthaggi Work-
Standout performers: the Royal Australian
Navy Band will be performing in Wonthaggi
on Wednesday, July 27.
Navy band is coming
ENTRIES for one of the Region’s most
outstanding local events, the Annual
Arts Prom Country, Art and Photogra-
phy Show, are now open.
Set to take place in the last week of August to
coincide with the Leongatha Daffodil Festival, the
highly successful show will celebrate its 40th year
with the help of Leongatha Rotary Club.
Organisers are now accepting entries for this
year ’s show up until Friday, August 5.
Apart from the opportunity for artists to display
work to an interested audience, the show has had
a great record of buyers over its long history. The
show attracts over 400 entries from artists and pho-
tographers from across Gippsland, Melbourne, re-
gional Victoria and interstate.
New and established artists of all ages are welcome
to enter and prizes totaling nearly $6000 which include
awards for various mediums, photography, 3D (sculp-
ture), junior sections, and a new All Abilities section,
all of which are presented on opening night.
The judge for 2016 is Shelley McDermott, Senior
Curator at Latrobe Regional Art Gallery, Morwell.
Art Show Chairman Harry Leggett has also an-
nounced the major raffle prize – a magnificent oil
painting by the previous winner of the show. The
raffle and other money made over the event go to-
wards many worthy local charities and services.
The featured artist this year is John Mutsaers
from Inverloch who boasts highly awarded work
collected by many galleries and notable industry
names over the years.
The show, held at Leongatha’s Mesley Hall,
kicks off on Friday, August 26 at 8pm.
For $20, guests can enjoy finger food and drinks
with the artists, whose entry is free.
The show will take place from 1pm until 5pm
on the Friday, 10am until 6.30pm on Saturday and
10am until 3pm on Sunday, August 28.
Entry to the show is $5 per person. Tickets can
be purchased at the door.
The Show is on the same weekend as the popu-
lar Leongatha Daffodil festival so it will be a major
weekend for the region.
Terms and conditions are all on the entry form
which you can download off the Rotary Club of
Leongatha’s dedicated Art Show website, www.
leonartshow.com.au or ring Leongatha Rotarian
Harry Leggett on 0418363299. Artists can register
online for the first time in the Show’s history.
Stroke of genius: Inverloch’s John Mutsaers
will showcase his talents as the featured art-
ist at the Annual Art and Photography Show
this August at Mesley Hall.
Leongatha’s masterpiece show returns
ENJOY a night of good laughs while sup-
porting the Meeniyan CFA at its annual
comedy night at the Meeniyan Town Hall.
With a line up of three hilarious comedians, the
event is set to be bigger and better than ever before.
Lawrence Mooney, the host of Dirty Laundry Live,
joins international performer Ben Darsow and Triple J ra-
dio announcer Ciaran Lyons for an evening of good heart-
ed fun with all proceeds going towards the fire brigade.
Meeniyan CFA first lieutenant Justin Griffin said the
event was sure to bring the community together for a
“Last year we had the Old Fella from Australia’s Got
Talent come down and we had a great night. It has been
a great success in past years,” he said.
“We have had a lot of support from the wider com-
munity and we will have plenty of raffles and prizes
available on the night. We have firewood, chainsaws and
lambs up for offer.”
Second lieutenant Malcolm Price has also been help-
ing to organise the event which has received tremendous
support from the Meeniyan IGA, Brown Wigg and Tony
Williams Garden Supplies.
Tickets are available from the Meeniyan IGA or at
the door on the night for $30.
The event commences at 8pm at the Meeniyan Hall
on Friday, July 15. For more information, call 0438 329
578 or 0428 506 390.
COUNTRY music fanatics are gearing
up for a night to remember as The John-
ny Cash Show stops by Wonthaggi on its
east coast tour this month.
In its latest offering, The Greats of 70’s Country Mu-
sic, The Johnny Cash Show brings to Bass Coast some
of Australia’s greatest country music talent.
The show boasts an excellent performance from
Daniel Thompson, Australia’s very own Man In Black
and the voice of Australia’s premier salute to the country
icon Johnny Cash, Johnny Cash The Concert.
Over the last 6 years Mr Thompson has been touring
nationally with Johnny Cash: The Concert performing
to more than 30,000 fans, during which he has gained a
reputation as one of Australia’s best and most respected
Mr Thompson is now proud to present and bring to
life his brand new show – The Greats of 70’s Country
The show will visit Wonthaggi Community Arts
Centre on Friday, July 15. To book, call 5672 3593.
Fun evening for fire brigade
Wonthaggi’s country music tribute
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