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Fossil Stories in the Rocks

Date: September 23, 2017

Get Answers!


Does God exist? Ho can anyone believe in religion when science has proved no God is necessary? Is evolution happening today? If there is a loving God, then why do we die?


Want answers? Get them! Creation Ministries International is coming soon (see details below) with answers to these and many other important questions. Come along and listen to Dr Ron Neller expose the bankruptcy of evolutionary ideas. You’ll be blown away to see how the supposed ‘scientific evidence for evolution’ is really nothing of the sort.


This is an issue that affects everyone. According to the theory of evolution as taught in schools and universities, there is no need for God – everything made itself.  If that’s true, it means there is no spiritual realm – you don’t have a spirit and there is no afterlife. So ‘spirituality’ is just an ‘evolutionary trick of the mind’!


But the Bible gives a very different picture about our origins. And many scientists now recognize that the scientific evidence, when properly understood, confirms the biblical account.


Find out more by contacting Graeme Roberts on 0417 370 107.


Date:        Saturday 23 September 2017

Time:        7.00pm

Venue:        St John’s Presbyterian Hobart

        188 Macquarie St, Hobart


Peacewise conflict management training in partnership with SU Tasmania

Start date: September 23, 2017

End date: September 25, 2017

Peacewise conflict management training in partnership with SU Tasmania

PeaceWise is coming to Tasmania to run two events that help equip people with skills to build positive relationships with those at work, home, church and school. The training is useful for anyone who wants to know how to help themselves or others deal with conflict, or to help their homes, schools, churches or organisation develop a stronger culture of peace.
Punchbowl Christian Centre, 100 Punchbowl Rd, Launceston
Wendy Konemann is a PeaceWise Ambassador and is also a practising Christian counsellor
Everyday Peacemaking | Sat 23 Sept 2017, 9.30am–4.30pm
Description: Tired of being buffeted by conflict around you? Wondering what God is doing when peace is absent? This first course will help you focus on what God is doing in your relationships and help you be someone who makes peace rather than fakes it or breaks it!

The Heart of Peacemaking | Mon 25 Sept 2017, 9.30am–4.30pm
Description: An improved ability to be a peacemaker and respond well to the challenge of conflict requires a deeper understanding of ourselves, our relationship with God and the deeper things which drive our responses to challenging situations.
Note: Prior attendance of the traditional Personal Peacemaking or new Everyday Peacemaking course is required to attend.
Costs and registrations:

Workplace Seminar

Date: September 28, 2017



How to be a Christian at work without becoming ‘that person’

What’s it like to talk about Jesus in your work context?

What would it be mean to be known as *that person* in your office?

Sam is going to talk about the practical realities of being a Christian in the workplace. You don’t need to be an expert evangelist to promote the gospel at work.

Entry is free but seats are limited, so register now.

Event is being held in Alphacrucis College (Used to be Tabor College)

28 September at 19:00–20:00

45 Melville St, Hobart TAS 7000

AFL Tas Ladies Lunch

Date: September 29, 2017

Date: Friday 29 September 2017

Venue: Blundstone Arena Function Centre (home of AFL footy)

Time: 12pm to 3.30pm

Cost: $120 per head or $1100 per table


Back by popular demand is local favourite band – Everburn!

We are again supporting Stay ChatTY and we will be recognising women in football who have made a wonderful contribution to our game.

The Fun Bus is cranking up for the after party!


For more details contact the organising committee

Wendy Kennedy – 0438 100 446

Guy Franklin – 0417 504 027

Blair Brownless – 0437 989 479

Balkan Gypsy Dance

Date: September 30, 2017

with Xenos
Golden sax, ancient gaida, accordion, soaring vocals
Xenos steal your heart and feet with music of the Balkans
7:30-11:30pm, Wesley Hall, 58 Melville St, Hobart
$17 / $15 (conc.) / $14 (member) / $8 (student special)
All dances taught.  No dancing experience or partner required.
All ages welcome.  Please bring a plate of supper.
Gypsy style dances of life from Macedonia, Greece and their neighbours.
For over 20 years, Xenos have been touring Europe and Australia,
inspiring the dancers wherever they go.
Folk Federation of Tasmania Inc.

Tasmanian Song Company Voices Across The Tasman

Date: October 5, 2017

Tasmanian Song Company

Voices Across The Tasman

Voices across the Tasman unite:
From either side of the Tasman comes a concert of two choirs that is sure to deliver, just like any match up of teams from across the ditch.
The touring Wanganui Male Choir joins our local Tasmanian Song Company at the Moonah Arts Centre on the evening of Thursday 5 October (8pm), to present a friendly choral contest of choirs.
The Wanganui Male Choir is the second oldest performing choir in New Zealand and brings 119 years of performing in more than 265 concerts to share with a Tassie audience.
Performing just once in Tasmania during their tour of south-eastern states of Australia, the Wanganui Male Choir are travelling with their new Musical Director Margaret Thompson and new accompanist Caitlin Arthur.
Tasmanian Song Company President, Maree Richards said the choir has been planning and practicing for this combined concert since September last year.
“We are thrilled with the contrast of songs in the program and we are especially excited to be uniting with a male choir!
“The sound of male voices rising in song is very stirring indeed, add to that the combined Soprano Mezzo Alto Tenor and Bass voices of Tasmanian Song Company and it becomes an event not to be missed,” Maree said.
Musical Director Matthew Ives is thrilled with the choir’s recent foray onto stage as a community choir in the dramatic play The Events.
“The choir has performed in several successful concerts this year, and we are excited to have Hamish Houston back on stage with us playing bass.
“Performing with bass adds more colour and variety to the choir’s sound, and I can’t help but play a little drums when Hamish Houston is on the bass and Tom Misson is playing keys,” Matthew said.
Tickets available on TryBooking and include light refreshments at interval, with wine available for purchase. If you don’t have online access, please call Choir President, Maree Richards on 0417 347 044 to get tickets by special arrangement.
Tickets $25 (concession $22) online:
More details: or

For more information:
Maree Richards, 0417 347 044

Spring Holidays Sep 29 Til Oct 15

Start date: September 30, 2017

End date: October 15, 2017

Term 1
Monday 6 February (teachers commence)
Wednesday 8 February (students commence)
Easter break:
Friday 14 April –
Tuesday 18 April
Thursday 13 April​ (Moderation Day)
Term 2 Monday 1 May Friday 7 July​
Term 3 Monday 24 July​ Friday 29 September​
Term 4 Monday 16 October​
Thursday 21 December (students finish)
Friday 22 December (teachers finish)

2017 – Colleges

2017 Start Finish
Term 1
Monday 30 January (teachers commence)
Wednesday 8 February (students commence)

 Easter break:

Friday 14 April –
Tuesday 18 April
Tuesday 14 March (Moderation Day)
Thursday 13 April
Term 2 Monday 1 May Friday 7 July
Term 3 Monday 24 July Friday 1 September (Moderation Day)

Friday 29 September

Term 4 Monday 16 October
Refer to individual college for student finish date
Friday 15 December (teachers finish)