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GET ready for an exciting – and spooky
night at Coal Creek Community Park
and Museum, Korumburra.
Coal Creek’s Halloween extravaganza is on
again, promising a night of fun and thrills.
Trick or treating and the ghost train are as
popular as ever and tickets are selling fast. Be
sure to call Coal Creek and order your tickets so
you don’t miss out.
Starting at 5.30pm on Saturday, October 29,
there will be plenty of activities including the reptile
room, apple bobbing and the monster bash disco.
Fire twirling, a bonfire, spooky decorations,
Disney villains and two performances from Star
Queen will set the atmosphere for the night.
Each year, the competition is hot to find the
perfect scary costume. Prizes will be awarded to
best dressed male and female in an open section
and a best dressed in under five years and under
15 years categories.
The best overall winner will receive a $100
A $100 prize will also be awarded to the best
Food and drink will be available around the
park on the night.
The entry fee is just $1 per person, so come
along to Coal Creek for another Halloween spec-
Call Coal Creek on 5655 1811 to book your
Scary costumes: from left, Isabella, Alyssa
and Alma Morrison and Ella Anthony, all of
Korumburra, wore some fantastic costumes
at Coal Creek’s Halloween last year.
returns to Coal Creek
THE Australian Plants Society South
Gippsland Group’s annual native flower
show is on again at the Leongatha Rec-
Held in the South Gippsland Historic Automo-
bile Club’s rooms, the event will run on Saturday,
October 15 and Sunday, October 16 from 10am
Flower show coordinator Coral Hughes said as
usual, the show will feature a wonderful display
of native flowers, all named, as well as a plant sale
and a book sale.
“The local wholesale nurseries bring in plants
for sale and there is always a great range at rea-
sonable prices. It is a good chance for people to
buy quality plants, grown locally,” she said.
“We will also have a floral display and a dis-
play on the Black Spur Wetlands project.”
Mrs Hughes said the display at the flower
show changes each year and was largely depen-
dent on the weather and what is flowering at the
time of the show.
Any money the group makes from its annual
show is often donated back into the community,
to help develop native gardens.
Last year, the group donated money for a gar-
den at the newly built Leongatha Hospital and the
year before that, for a garden in front of the Inver-
loch Primary School.
The group has also taken on the responsibility
of maintaining the Ellen Lyndon Reserve in Leon-
gatha, which was first established by Ms Lyndon
in the 1960s.
“Ellen was probably the leading naturalist in
this area and was pivotal in the establishment of
the Morwell National Park and the Mount Worth
State Park,” Mrs Hughes said.
The group gets together monthly, with meet-
ings often including an excursion or a guest
Mrs Hughes said once upon a time, Australian
native plants were out on the edge and not that
common in gardens. She said now, they are be-
coming much more popular and people are think-
ing outside the box when it comes to planting out
Colourful show: Australian Plants Society
South Gippsland Group’s annual native flow-
er show coordinator Coral Hughes is looking
forward to showing people the range of native
plants available at this weekend’s event.
nity House is delighted to
host a workshop featur-
ing performers from the
based ensemble, African
The ensemble completes its
2016 Gippsland tour in Leon-
gatha this Friday, October 14
with this interactive workshop for
children aged eight to 13 years.
Traditional African percus-
sion instruments, including
Djembe drums, combine with
bass drums and shakers to cre-
ate a truly exciting and uplifting
Janie, events coordina-
tor with African Drumming,
said “We work on creating a
traditional African percussion
ensemble. Starting with some
cultural and musical history, we
then get to know the instruments
and how to play them with cor-
rect technique. We have a brief
warm up before getting into the
polyrhythmic grooves that de-
fine West African Music.”
The workshop is scheduled
for 4pm on Friday, October
14 at Leongatha Community
House at 16 Bruce Street Leon-
gatha. Cost is $25 per person,
and bookings can be made by
phoning 5662 3962.
comes to Leongatha
MEENIYAN Art Gallery is currently
showing two exhibitions side by side
and will run until October 27.
In the main gallery is the exhibition Find.
Save. Keep. In this exhibition Jenny Peterson in-
vestigates the art of collecting, and utilises found
objects as printing plates.
Peterson aims to reveal and re-present some-
thing of the history of the objects, and they be-
come a new collection of off-site markers.
She collects broken road signs and other
found objects during road trips in the local region.
Scratched and dented metal surfaces are fixed as
traces of memory into soft paper. She mimics sig-
nage techniques by gathering and printing words
about collecting, the souvenir and the journey.
Showing in the access gallery is Inspired by
Joanna Schmidt studied and completed a
Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree which she never
had the opportunity to develop due to family
In this first ever exhibition, Joanna is joined
by her daughter Mari Zirngast-Cause and grand-
daughter, Tahnee Cause. Each of them explores
the influence of their move to South Gippsland
and the environment that inspires them to express
Drumming fun: this interactive workshop is for children
aged eight to 13 years.
Newest exhibition at Meeniyan
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