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Klezmer + BalFolk Dance Party

Date: May 25, 2019

Klezmer + BalFolk Dance Party
Plumb, Meyers, McNamara & Pribac
Sat 25th May 2019
St James Hall, 462 Elizabeth St, New Town
(opposite Blue Gum, off Rupert Ave, behind church)
Klezmer and pan-European music from a powerhouse trio:
World renowned mandolin virtuoso Luke Plumb (Shooglenifty) has established a reputation as a driving force in acoustic music on the global stage.
With their energetic and joyfully unrestrained music, Rachel Meyers and Dave McNamara have delighted audiences from some of Europe’s liveliest bars and music festivals to the wettest, coldest and darkest street corners.
Special guest: Fred Pribac on bass.
Caller: David Wanless
Lively, fun Klezmer, French and other European dances
Tickets at the door: $18 / $16 (conc)/ $15 (mem) / $9 (f/t student).
Dress fancy – it’s a party!  Will your outfit be:
1. Classy,
2. Flamboyant,
3. Whimsical,
4. Outrageous, or
5. Zany?
Of course it’s not essential to dress up, but it adds to the fun, so be creative.
???Glowsticks available and we will have some special lighting, including a little UV, so white clothing will shine.???
All dances taught. No dancing experience or partner required but you’re welcome to bring either.
All ages welcome.
Please bring some supper to share.
6273 2127
Facebook/Meetup: dance folk tasmania
Folk Federation of Tasmania Inc
Klezmer dances are fun and simple, social, East European Jewish dances.
BalFolk dancing is popular social dancing from Western Europe, a recent revival of traditional, mostly French, folk dances.  Thousands of people of all ages attend festivals such as Boombal (BE), Damada (FR), Andanças (PT), Gran Bal Trad (IT) and the Grand bal de l’Europe (FR). There are vibrant folk dance scenes in towns and cities across Northern Europe, France and Italy, and a growing dance scene in London.
If you’re not smiling, you’re not dancing!

Red Cocktail Party for MS

Date: May 25, 2019

Red Cocktail Party for MS

Saturday the 25th of May   7pm-11pm
Hobart Function Centre
A elegant cocktail party.
Fantastic music, delicious appetisers & premium Tasmanian beverages.
All funds raised will assist those living with Multiple Sclerosis

On Saturday 25 May 2019 at 7:00pmHobart Function Centre  1 Elizabeth Street Pier, Hobart, Tasmania 7000

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Addams Family

Start date: May 16, 2019

End date: May 25, 2019

It’s the kooky world of the Addams Family where sad is happy, pain is joy and death is something to look forward to.
One fateful and hilarious night, when they host a dinner for Wednesday’s “normal” boyfriend and his parents, everything will change for the Addams family and the life they have known.
Secrets will be disclosed and relationships tested in this musical comedy which will make you question what “normal” really means.
Please note: the roles of Gomez and Morticia are double cast.
Between Thursday 16 May 2019 7:30 PM and Saturday 25 May 2019 7:30 PM

Dwight Brown Auditorium Rosny College
20 Bastick Street, Rosny, Tasmania 7018

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Kingston Beach Fun Run and Walk

Date: May 26, 2019

The Rotary Club of Kingston is holding the  Kingston Beach Fun Run and Walk on Sunday 26th May 2019. This is a Wheelchair/walker and Pram friendly event.
The Rotary Club of Kingston invites you to attend once again and bring the kids. The 5 kilometre run or walk event will commence at 9:00 am from the Kingborough Sports Centre and finish on Kingston Beach.
The Kingston Beach Fun Run and Walk has grown in popularity over the last couple of years.To ensure safety with the increased number of participants race organisers had to limit the event to 700 registrations. To manage the registration limit all Runners and Walkers must pre-register. There will be NO registrations on the day.
Pre-race day registrations ($40 for adults, $15 for children, and $95 a family) can be completed online at Your race number will be ready for collection on the day from 7:30 am onwards.
Any enquiries about the event can be made to Else Phillips on 0408416375 or email to

Once again there are many great prizes on offer including $700, for the more serious runners; and heaps of spot prizes. These include a Gift Voucher from Pennicott Cruises, and two bikes for the kids, donated by Rotarian Jill Sward.There will be plenty of prizes on offer, so get ready for some fun and fitness on May 26th and take part in this great annual Kingborough event.


Ultimate Foundation of Hope – High Tea for Hope 2019

Date: May 26, 2019

Ultimate Foundation of Hope – High Tea for Hope 2019

Ultimate Foundation of Hope’s High Tea for Hope is back for another year. We are excited to be at a new venue and offering 2 sitting times this year. All money raised at this event will assist us with support and workshops for women and their families affected by Gynaecological Cancer here in Tasmania (the only specific support for women with Gynaecological Cancer


Price is $81.47 (including booking fee)

Both sittings offering wonderful food provided by RACV/RACT Hobart, champagne on arrival. Dr Allison Black – Medical Oncologist will be our guest speak for this year, sharing with us stories and information about her role at the Royal Hobart Hospital.

In conjunction with our High Tea we have the new Ultimate Foundation of Hope’s Showcase in the room next door. You are in for such a treat, not only do have some amazing local Tasmanian businesses showcasing their products, we have some services being provided including our gorgeous Psychic Medium Aneeta Kaitinis (she was sold out last time). We will have a performace by a local production. This year all our activities will be located in this room as well, leaving The Stables room just to sit back relax and enjoy your food.

We can’t wait to see you at this year’s event and helping us reach our fundraising target so we can continue our support of women and their families affected by Gynaecological Cancer in Hobart.

To book your tickets

RACV/RACT Apartments Hobart
154-156 Collins Street, Hobart, TAS 7000

BCA Centenary Service

Date: May 26, 2019

BCA Centenary Service

Celebrating 100 years of taking the Gospel of Jesus to the rural and remote parts of our land.

The Guest Speaker will be Rev. Canon Brian Roberts, former BCA National Director.

Afternoon tea to follow.

All welcome.


Breaking it down – Council rates and charges

Date: May 29, 2019

Glenorchy City Council – Breaking it down – Council rates and charges

Breaking it down – Council rates and charges

Ever wondered how Council calculates the rates you pay on your property?

Frank Barta, Chartered Accountant and expert in local government finance, will explain how Council calculates the rates you pay on your property, including how the value of your property impacts your overall rates bill.

29 May 2019 5:45 pm – 7:00 pm Berriedale Community Centre, Main Road Berriedale

For more information: or find us on Facebook @GlenorchyCityCouncilOfficial

2019 Wellness Breakfast

Date: May 30, 2019

Wellness Breakfast

West Moonah Community House and Rotary Health Present the 2019 Wellness Breakfast on
Thursday 30th May at Blundstone Arena Function Centre 7am – 9am
Start your day with a smile on your dial. The West Moonah Community House and Australian Rotary Health present comedian Peter Rowsthorn at their “Shine a Light’ on mental health Breakfast, to be held at Blundestone Arena on Thursday 30th May at 7am.
Tickets are $65 per head which include a hot breakfast and show. Discount applies for a table of 10.
Tickets available on line at or call the house on 6273 2362.
Monies raised from this event go towards employing a Counsellor at West Moonah Community House (This is a free service available to all community members) and Australian Rotary Health monies will go towards 2 x research projects here in Tasmania at UTAS.
Project 1: Suicide prevention for Young People.
Project 2: Health and Mental Health Implications of natural hazards in Tasmania

$65 per person or $ 585 for a table of 10.
Silent auction on the morning
Tickets available from
Enquiries 03 6273 2362
Come on and start your day with a good belly laugh.
Sponsors of this event include Prompt Care, Shadforth, Australian Rotary Health, West Moonah Community House

Colin Andrews Organ Recital

Date: June 2, 2019

Colin Andrews Organ Recital St David’s Cathedral

Sunday, June 2nd, 2019 at 2:30 pm

Born in Bristol, England, Andrews initially studied organ with Garth Benson of St. Mary Redcliffe Church. At sixteen, he entered London’s Royal Academy of Music. He later moved to Geneva, Switzerland where he was a student of Lionel Rogg. Following his return to Britain he studied privately for two years with Dame Gillian Weir.

Colin Andrews has been the recipient of many awards; most notably, he was a prizewinner at both the 1980 and 1982 Dublin International Organ Competitions in Ireland. Mr. Andrews has toured worldwide as a solo recitalist. He has appeared at a number of the world’s most prestigious venues including the Royal Festival Hall, London; King’s College, Cambridge; Suntory Hall, Tokyo; Hong Kong Cultural Center; The Moscow Conservatoire; the Cathedral of Notre Dame, Paris; the National Conventions of the NZAO and the American Guild of Organists; Yale, Duke and Stanford Universities, plus leading halls and cathedrals in Taiwan, South America, Iceland, Finland, Australia, Thailand, Singapore, South Korea, South Africa and
most of Eastern and Western Europe.

In the autumn of 2005, he joined the East Carolina (USA) faculty, teaching in the areas of Applied Organ and Organ Literature. During the 2008-2009 academic year, Andrews was Interim Director of Organ and Sacred Music Studies at East Carolina University. Since the autumn of 2009, Colin Andrews has been Adjunct Professor of Music at Indiana University; he is also Director of Music at First Presbyterian Church, Columbus, Indiana.

Recently, Mr. Andrews was named “Membre d’Honneur” of the “Association Grand Orgue Trinité Messiaen” based at L’Eglise de la Sainte Trinité in Paris, where Messiaen was organist for 61 years. This honour is in recognition of Mr. Andrews’ work with Messiaen’s organ works. Colin Andrews is one of only four organists in the world to have recorded the complete organ works of Messiaen.


Lynnwood Farnam (1885-1930)
Toccata on “O Filii et Filiae” (pub. 1932)
J.S. Bach (1685-1750)
Passacaglia & Fuga in C minor BWV 582
Chorale-Prelude: O Mensch, bewein dein Sünde gross BWV 622
Herbert Howells (1892-1983)
Psalm-Prelude Set 1, No. 1 (1914) Op. 32
César Franck (1822-1890)
Pièce heroïque from Trois Pièces (1878)


Joseph Bonnet (1884-1944)
Variations de concert Op. 1 (1906)
Leo Sowerby (1895-1968)
Comes Autumn Time (1916)
Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992)
Prière avant la communion from Livre du Saint Sacrement (1984)
Dieu parmi nous from La Nativité du Seigneur (1935)


ADMISSION $25 at the door

Building you future

Date: June 5, 2019

Glenorchy City Council – Building you future – Capital Works and Asset Management in Glenorchy

Building your future – Capital Works and Asset Management in Glenorchy

Are you curious about Glenorchy City Council’s Capital Works and keen to learn more about their Asset Management programs? Council’s Director of Infrastructure and Works, Ted Ross, will present an overview of how Council manages its assets and capital works program. This will be followed by an interactive Q&A session with Council staff, where you will be able to ask questions and get information about our programs that relate directly to you.

5 June 2019 5:45 pm – 7:00 pm KGV Function Room King George 5 Avenue Glenorchy

For more information: or find us on Facebook @GlenorchyCityCouncilOfficial