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Bush Dance

Date: July 29, 2017



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Saturday 29th July ’17




Wesley Hall, 58 Melville St, Hobart


Rollicking tunes and dances from the Australian Bush, Ireland, England and elsewhere.

Lively dances, cracking music and laughter – a great night out for all, with Launceston-based legends of the Tasmanian folk scene, the Bottom Pub Ceilidh Band.


All dances taught.


No dancing experience or partner required.


All ages welcome.


Please bring a plate of supper.


Tickets at the door:

$17 / $15 (conc.)/ $14 (mem.)/ $8 (student special)

Group bookings available


Dress and attitude: casual



Facebook: dance folk tasmania

03 6273 2127

St John’s Church Special Tour

Date: July 30, 2017

St John’s Church Special Tour

2.00pm Sunday 30 July 2017

The Friends will host a special presentation and tour of St John’s Anglican Church, New Town on Sunday 30 July at 2.00pm.

The tour will provide information about the church’s architecture, history, religious use and the features of the 1835 church building.

Noted colonial architect John Lee Archer designed the church and its parsonage, as well as the Orphan School buildings which form part of the complex. The foundation stone for the church was laid in 1834 and the church opened in 1835. It was consecrated in 1838.

Enjoy a guided tour of the building and hear a demonstration of the historic organ.

The tour will start and finish at the Old Sunday School, where you can view historic displays created by the Friends. The cost is only $20 including afternoon tea.

Booking are essential; please register online at


Dianne Snowden, Convenor  0409 140657

Hobart Word Songwriting Showcase

Date: August 5, 2017

Hobart Word Songwriting Showcase

A concert featuring a selection of Christian songwriters from across Tasmania sharing Gods word through their songs.

Sat August 5th, 7:30pm
St Clements Anglican Church

St Peter’s Lutheran Church and Eastside Lutheran College Quiz Night

Date: August 5, 2017

St Peter’s Lutheran Church and Eastside Lutheran College Quiz Night

Saturday 5th August 2017
6:30 pm for 7:00 pm
St Peter’s Lutheran Centre 15 Acorn Drive, Warrane
$5.00 per person
Teams of 8
10 rounds of 10 questions
BYO drinks and nibbles
Coffee/ Tea and light supper provided
PRIZES for 1st and 2nd place teams
Entertainment for children
RSVP to by 29 July

Journey in Prayer

Start date: August 4, 2017

End date: August 5, 2017

Journey in Prayer

Pastor Chek Chia from International Ministries has called all Christians to prayer, with one voice.
On Friday the 4th August we are calling all pastors to come together.

This will be held at St Georges Anglican Church 16 Gordon Street Sorell. Starting at 9.00 am -3.00pm

On Saturday 5th August we are calling Christians to come in the” Journey in Prayer” as we see the coming of a Revival in Australia. We are all called to prayer.This will be held at Tasman Civic Centre, Clark Street, Nubeena.
BYO lunch.This is a free Seminar from 9.00am – 5.00pm -under no Denomination, for we are one Church.


Contact Ps. Keith Marsh 0409056015
Pastor Chek Chia has been a Pastor for 38 years, and has planted 9 churches.
Ps Chek has travelled to 17 countries holding conferences, ministering to thousands of pastors
and leaders. Some of the countries he has ministered in are India, Nepal, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Burundi, East Timor, China, Philippines, Myanmar, Indonesia and New Zealand. In recent times God has laid on his heart to call believers to pray for revival in Tasmania & all Australia!

BMX Come and Try Day

Date: August 6, 2017

Free BMX Come and Try Day

Southern City BMX Club is hosting a FREE Come & Try Day on Sunday 6th August 2017 at Berriedale from 10am–12pm.

Head down and see what BMX racing is all about and there will be qualified coaches and officials to teach the basics of BMX.

You will need to bring a bike, wear long pants, long sleeves, gloves and a full face helmet. (the club has a few helmets and gloves that can be shared)

All participants receive a free showbag of products on the day.

For more details phone Jason – 0439842259 or Bronwyn – 0448 044 685, email , or visit Southern City BMX on Facebook.

Hobart Model Train Show

Start date: August 12, 2017

End date: August 13, 2017

A feast of small trains and big trains for everyone from 8 months to 80 years of age. Admission prices of $12 for Adults, $5 for children and $35 for Families, includes 15 model train layouts and steam train rides both days. Hours of operation are between 10.00am and 4,00pm both days. Food and drinks available from Lions Club BBQ and Food Van and Salad Rolls from TTMS in Station Building. Stay for an hour or stay for the day. McCanns and Tiger Models also present for the purchase of your first model train set. We are located at the top end of Anfield St, opposite the Glenorchy Pool, KGV oval and across the railway tracks from Northgate

Menzies Public Talk

Date: August 16, 2017


Menzies Public Talk

Multiple Sclerosis – The Way Ahead

When: Wednesday 16th August, 2017, 6pm-7.15pm.

Where: University of Tasmania Medical Science
Precinct, 17 Liverpool St, Hobart

To register: Phone 6226-7700 or visit the event page here.

Our understanding of multiple sclerosis and its impact on individuals, families and the community is increasing, but incidence of the disease is rising and at this stage there is no cure. Researchers at Menzies, with national and international collaborators, are playing an important role in answering the questions on what influences the onset and progression of MS. The disease affects more than 23,000 Australians, and Tasmanians are at a higher risk of developing it than other Australians. In addition to its toll on individuals and families, in economic terms MS costs Australia over $1 billion per year.

In this public talk for Science Week, three Menzies researchers will speak about the work they have under way and will look ahead to likely research directions in the next 10 years. We are delighted to welcome Mr Andrew Potter, the National Advocacy Coordinator for MS Australia, who will also speak at this event

Fund Raising Auction

Date: August 19, 2017

The Claremont Golf Club will be conducting a Fund Raising Auction on Saturday, 19th August at the Club, 1 Bournville Crescent, Claremont, from 7.00 p.m.

Among items to be auctioned will be Art Work by renowned Hobart artist, Esther Shohet, travel vouchers, accommodation and golf for 6 people at Ratho, Bothwell, golf equipment and electrical items.

There will also be a silent auctions conducted on the night.

Everyone is welcome, come along and enjoy a great night.

Please RSVP to Jodi on 62-49 1000 by 12th August.

Hobart Gang Show

Start date: August 17, 2017

End date: August 19, 2017

Hobart Gang Show is on again this year with the Theme  Still Trying … August 17th, 18th & 19th