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Ceilidh and Contra Dance

Date: June 24, 2017

Hot old-time tunes by:
Moonshine Whiskers & the Ragged Pony
Caller: Sarah Lewis
SAT. 24th JUNE ’17
Warm up for winter with groovy tunes & exciting dances. Fun, friendly crowd.
Tickets at the door: $17/ $15/ $14/ $8.  Newcomers welcome.
All dances taught.  No dancing experience or partner required.
All ages welcome.  Dress: Casual, country or cool layers.  Comfy shoes.
Please bring a plate of supper.
Dance or listen, watch and join in the laughter!
English Ceilidh dancing is the equivalent of bush dancing— lively, easy, fun dances set to
traditional tunes with a twist. A great introduction if you’re new to dancing.
Contra dancing is a popular, fun style of social dancing originating in the US. Done with a smooth walking step, it features dances made up of flowing movements and swings. In Contra you get the chance to dance with everyone and plenty of opportunity to use, or learn, twirls and flourishes (if wished). Beware the addictiveness of the endorphin rush!!
0409 218 414
Facebook: dance folk Tasmania

Refugee Week 2017 

Start date: June 18, 2017

End date: June 24, 2017

Refugee Week, coordinated by the Refugee Council of Australia, announces the  theme “with Courage let us all combine”.


Paul Power, CEO of the Refugee Council of Australia, says, “as the issue of refugees and displacement have never been higher in the public mind, Refugee Week is an important time to reflect on both the courage it takes to flee your home and survive as a refugee, and to remember the great contribution refugees have made to society”.


Australians are being invited to more than 300 events across the country including spectacular launch events, the Refugee Film Festival, the inaugural Refugee Welcome Zone conference, the Festival of Welcome, seminars, workshops and a myriad of other opportunities to meet people who have survived the refugee experience and understand better how Australia can better respond to increasing human displacement.


Pilgrim Artists Festival

Start date: June 23, 2017

End date: June 26, 2017

Location: Lucaston Apple Shed

An intimate local arts festival featuring paintings, music, and free events for writers and children will be held this year for the second time at the Lucaston Apple Shed on Lucaston Road. The Pilgrim Artists Festival will run from Friday 22nd to Monday 26th of June.

Internationally renowned guitarist Alan Gogoll will give a family-friendly concert on Sunday 25th at 2 pm.

Huon Valley portraitist Margaret Sonnemann (also known around Australia as the “Aurora Lady” due to her best-selling book and Facebook group) has returned from her course at the Angel Academy in Florence and will give a free tutorial on how to paint in the style of the Old Masters.

On Saturday at 11. 20 am there will be a Q&A with three successful authors on the pros and cons of one of 2017’s biggest trends: self-publishing. Historical-fantasy writer and award-winning blogger Suzannah Rowntree will visit from Victoria to contribute to the Q&A along with Margaret Sonnemann and Tasmanian children’s book legend, Steve Isham. Rowntree will also give a free tutorial on creating great characters in fiction.

The theme of the visual artwork this year is “Heroes”. The curating team says that this theme has been interpreted in some surprising ways by a group of 20 artists, including sculptors and landscape photographers.

The exhibition is free to visit, and there will be a children’s art station for budding artists to whip up their own masterpieces while their parents enjoy the exhibition and events.

The festival had its start last year when a group of artists from the Huon and Channel region got together to share their work with the public, inviting many friends to contribute. The “Pilgrim Artists” had one thing in common – Christianity. Their artistic styles and philosophies are diverse, but they share a goal to pursue excellence and celebrate truth, goodness, and beauty. Some of their pieces may have clearly “religious” subjects, but that is not their distinctive. Many of the Pilgrim Artists choose to build on the tradition of historic Christian art by depicting the beauty and majesty of God through his attributes in the landscapes of the natural world and in the faces of humanity, made in God’s image.

This year, art prizes have been sponsored by generous local businesses, including SuperHeat, Huon Art, and Knox Financial. This will include a People’s Choice Award. A Youth Art prize of $200 in art supplies has been sponsored by the young Huon Valley artist Kelly Batten.

Visitors of all backgrounds and beliefs are warmly welcomed to enjoy the free exhibition and events.

The Faces of Love Hobart

Start date: June 24, 2017

End date: June 27, 2017

The Faces of Love Hobart

An art exhibition with a difference.
‘The Faces of Love Hobart’ & other art tells a story of the ministry of Love Hobart from the beginning to where we are now.
At The Waterside Pavillion
1 Maweson Place,Hobart
Sat 24th, Sun 25th and Tues 27th June from 11am-4pm

The Clarence City Big Band Turns 20

Date: July 1, 2017

The Clarence City Big Band is one of the performing bands under the Clarence City Band


The Big Band will turn 20 years old in June, and with its new name, (formerly the CC

Stage Band) it will be celebrating this landmark occasion with a cabaret- style concert

and dinner at the Italian Club in North Hobart, on the 1st of July.

Members of the public, and past and present members of the Band are invited to attend

the concert and enjoy a three course meal while being entertained by the Band. During

the two 1 hour sets, the Band will be playing an eclectic mix of pieces that have featured in its repertoire over the last 20 years and new pieces fromthe present.

Special guest vocalists Jamie Scott and Lisa Scott will also be performing with the band.

The evening will be suitable for all ages to attend and enjoy.

WHAT: Clarence City Big Band Anniversary Concert

WHERE: The Italian Club, Federal Street, North Hobart

WHEN: Saturday, 1st of July, 2017

TIME: 7.00pm

COST: $60.00 (incudes concert and 3 course dinner)

TICKETS: (i) available on-line at:

(ii) cash sales from contact Michelle Garland on 0401009325

Operation Christmas Child Southern Tasmania 2017 Launch

Date: July 1, 2017

Operation Christmas Child Southern Tasmania 2017 Launch


Join us for High Tea (for just $10 per head) to launch Operation Christmas Child for 2017 on Saturday 1st July from 2.30-4.30pm at Energizer Church, 8 Petchey Street, Bellerive.

Special guest Mayor of Clarence, Alderman Doug Chipman will join us to pack the first shoebox of the season!

Be entertained by special guest artists and hear about the global impact of your support for Operation Christmas Child.

Watch a brief DVD on a life transformed by a simple shoebox gift, bid on silent auction items, pack a shoebox for $20, collect new 2017 resources and much more.

To pre-order resources and to RSVP by 28th June, call Kim on 0414 106 300 or email


Allegri Ensemble presents, VIGIL

Date: July 9, 2017

Allegri Ensemble presents, VIGIL

Allegri Ensemble, directed by Andrew Bainbridge

ST. DAVID’S CATHEDRAL 23 Murray St, Hobart
Commonly referred to as his ‘Vespers’, Rachmaninoff’s music for the All-Night Vigil service of the Russian Orthodox Church was written in 1910. The All-Night Vigil Service comprises the Orthodox office of ‘Vespers’ followed by that of ‘Matins’ and ‘The First Hour’ and is celebrated on the eve of the great feasts. In modern practice, the service does not generally last all night but rather three hours, of which only one hour is music. Please join us for this one hour musical performance.

Buy tickets $38 / $28 (concession) online at
or contact Theatre Royal on (03) 6233 2299 or Centertainment on (03) 6234 5998

Art From Inside

Start date: July 4, 2017

End date: July 9, 2017

Time: Opening Night Tues 4th 6pm

Location: Waterside Pavillion, Mawson Place Hobart Waterfront

Prison Fellowship Australia are proud to present Art From Inside, an exhibition of artwork from Risdon Prison. The exhibition is free and is open to the public, 10am to 4pm, Tuesday 4th July to Saturday 8th July, and from 10am to 1pm on Sunday , 9th July.

Kingborough Helping Hands

Date: July 16, 2017

Kingborough Helping Hands is a group of like minded people who have come together with the objective of assisting less fortunate people within the Kingborough Communities. We aim to do this by providing food and other forms of relief on an ongoing basis. To aid the above; we hold two major functions each year. 

We’re holding a soup and sandwich luncheon on the 16th of July at the Kingston Twin Ovals Function Centre from 12pm.

The RockaDolls in their RockaFrocks will present a ‘through the eras’ fashion parade, we’ll have Sue Nolan children’s fashions, The Chalet Event Hire and Retail and of course a RockaFrocks stall. Hot soup and sandwiches on offer to enjoy.


$20 per person, no need to book, just turn up on the day.


Thank you for your support. Should you have any queries please don’t hesitate to contact Michelle Evans on 0404014439 or Edna on 0449110895.



Public Talk For the Love of God: with John Dickson

Date: August 29, 2017

Public Talk For the Love of God: with John Dickson

How the church is better and worse  than you ever imagined 

7:30pm – 9:00pm
Tuesday 29 August

Stanley Burbury Theatre

University of Tasmania (Hobart)

Churchill Avenue, Sandy Bay