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Portarlington Community Email Tree Wednesday 21 December 2016 Please pass this email on to family, friends, colleagues and members of your community group or organisation. The next tree will be Wednesday 4 January 2017. Please have your contributions in by Tuesday 3 January 2017. Your fortnightly email tree is provided by Portarlington Community Association volunteers Image: Portarlington sunset Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year From your Email Tree and the Portarlington Community Association Let’s wish for peace Your Tree is now seven years old Many thanks for supporting the Tree Just In 31 December New Years Eve fireworks 2 January Mitchelton Bay Cycling Classic – Portarlington heat road closures 14 January Be there! Portarlington Mussel Festival 14 January Want to be picked up?

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Portarlington Community Email Tree Wednesday 21 December 2016

Please pass this email on to family, friends, colleagues and members of your community group or organisation.

The next tree will be Wednesday 4 January 2017.  Please have your contributions in by Tuesday 3 January 2017.

Your fortnightly email tree is provided by Portarlington Community Association volunteers

Image: Portarlington sunset

Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New YearFrom your Email Tree and the Portarlington Community AssociationLet’s wish for peace

Your Tree is now seven years old

Many thanks for supporting the Tree

Just In31 December           New Years Eve fireworks2 January                Mitchelton Bay Cycling Classic – Portarlington heat road closures14 January              Be there!  Portarlington Mussel Festival14 January              Want to be picked up?14 January              Display your travel photos at the Port Mussel Festival16-22 January          Local artist’s exhibition21 January              That’ll be the Day, Peggy Sue!18 February             Royal Australian Navy Band Concert

Last Chance

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Christmas Services - all denominations and everyone who wants to celebrate the joy and meaning of Christmas are welcome24 December           St Pat’s Christmas Carols

St Pat’s Vigil MassSt John’s and St Andrew’s combined service

25 December           St Pat’s CarolsSt Pat’s MassChurch by the Bay Christmas serviceSt Andrew’s Christmas Day serviceSt John’s Christmas Day service

26 December           December Sunday Market is on Boxing DayRight now                Are you a busker or want to be?  Perform at the Portarlington Mussel FestivalRight now                The Mussel Festival needs you!Right now                Calling all artists: register your works for display and sale at the Portarlington Mussel FestivalRight now                Calling all artists: show your works at a new art exhibition

And Don’t ForgetNothing to forget

NewsApplications open for the Monica Hayes Community AwardHave your say: Bellarine Bayside Camping and Accommodation StrategyBellarine Bayside newsHave your say: Our Future, GeelongFree excess recycling drop-off optionsYoung Endeavour Youth Development Program 2017 – now openHave your say: information to inform future health promotion and planning - reminder

Stay up-to-date hereKeep in touch with local groups, how to catch a ferry and free Wi-Fi sites.  This is a work-in-progress with sites being added.

PortShare is herePortShare is being updated and is a work-in-progress

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Just InNew Years Eve fireworks9.30pm, Saturday 31 December on the foreshore at the end of Sproat Street.

As always, fireworks are subject to weather conditions.  If our fireworks are cancelled, a one-off Email Tree will be sent to you.Bellarine Bayside is again hosting a family friendly fireworks display at 9.30pm only.Join us on the foreshore to celebrate the end of 2016 and bring in the New Year. This event is supported by local police and the CFA.

Pet owners are advised to restrain animals or take them indoors during this time as some animals may become

distressed while the fireworks are display is on. In the past, illegal fireworks have been a major safety concern both inside and outside the holiday parks and camping reserves.Illegal fireworks should be reported to the Bellarine Police on 5256 2698.

Mitchelton Bay Cycling Classic – Portarlington heat road closuresDuring the day, Monday 2 January.

The circuit is Harding, Newcombe, Fisher Streets and The Esplanade.  Roads will be closed to vehicle access.  The west bound lane in Newcombe Street will remain open to through traffic.  The first event starts at 11.00am and the last event is expected to finish about 4.00pm, so expect street closures for some time before and after.  It’s a great opportunity to see some elite athletes

in action.  Take the camera!

The Mitchelton Bay Cycling Classic is recognised as the fastest criterium series in the world, and offers a spectacular way to kick start the year. 

In 2017, it is expected to attract up to 200 top male and female road sprint cyclists from across AustraliaBe there!  Portarlington Mussel Festival9.30am – 5.00pm, Saturday 14 January at Parks Hall, Little Reserve and down to the pier.

The mussel festival celebrates Portarlington, our mussel industry and gives back to our community groups.Find out more at www.portmusselfestival.com/Check out:Artwork in Parks Hall - admire and purchase artwork by local artists. 

Tribute bands on the main stage.Local wines and beers.

Want to be picked up?

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9.00am – 5.30pm, Saturday 14 January to and from addresses in Portarlington and Indented Head to Parks Hall for our Mussel Festival.

The free bus service will pick-up and return folk from an address in Portarlington and Indented Head.Just phone 0411 036 939 for a bus to pick you up.  Yes, chairs and esky’s can also travel for free.Be at the front of Parks Hall or the designated bus stop at the Portarlington Recreation Reserve for a ride home.The free bus beats trying to find a car park or being breathalysed after enjoying local wines and beers ...The Portarlington Community Association is proud to provide this free service each year.The free buses are not wheelchair accessible. For wheelchair transport please phone Bellarine Peninsula Taxis on 13 22 11.

Display your travel photos at the Port Mussel FestivalSet up from 1.00pm, Friday 13 January at Parks Hall, Newcombe Street

Port Snappers - Armchair Travel invite you to display your best travel photos at the Festival.  Photos need to be 6" x 8" and placed on an A4 black backing, cardboard or otherwise.  Doesn't matter so long as it is black.  Please add your name and details of where each photo was taken on the back and drop them at Parks Hall from 1 p.m. on Friday 13 January.

Photos need to be picked up at the end of the Festival on Saturday, 14 January.   For more information, please phone Gemma on 5259 1107.

Armchair Travel is held on the first and third Mondays at the Portarlington Neighbourhood House.  This program has been very successful and we are looking forward to sharing travel stories and seeing more beautiful photos from many interesting destinations next year.  Everyone is most welcome to join us.

Local artist’s exhibition10.00am – 4.00m, Monday 16  to Sunday 22 January at St Leonards Memorial Hall, Murradoc Road, St Leonards – opposite the school.

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Take a quick drive or a long stroll to St Leonards and experience the creativity of local painters, sculptors, mosaic artists and more.We have so many talented artists and an exhibition is the best way to showcase and appreciate what we have right here.The exhibition is organised by The North Bellarine Arts Initiative is a not-for-profit organisation operating under the auspice of the Port Arts Network.

Image: artwork by talented local artist Jakki Eden.

That’ll be the Day, Peggy Sue!7.00 – 9.00pm, Saturday 21 December at the Music Café, St John’s Anglican Church Hall, Fenwick Street.

Well alright, it’s so easy to rave on ...

Buddy Holly's short-lived but meteoric career left a lasting impression on pop and rock music. He was popular music's first singer-songwriter, and the Crickets' format of two guitars, bass and drums inspired the Beatles and the beat boom that followed.

And then the music died ... and it’s raining in my heart ...

Cost is $5.00 and includes coffee and light supper.  Alcohol free evening.  Please promote the attached flier.

Royal Australian Navy Band in Concert2.00pm, Saturday 18 February at Parks Hall, Newcombe Street.

By public demand following their very successful concert in 2016, the Portarlington Neighbourhood House is once again presenting the Royal Australian Navy Band in Concert.

Tickets at $12.00 each are now available from Stockdale & Leggo Real Estate, Portarlington and from the neighbourhood house when it reopens in mid January.

Children under 12 will be admitted free of charge.  Flyer attached.

Last ChanceChristmas Services - all denominations and everyone who wants to celebrate the joy and meaning of Christmas are welcome

24 December, Christmas Eve - Saturday

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6.00pm at St Patrick’s Catholic Church, Harding Street.Christmas Carols.

6.30pm at St Patrick’s Catholic Church, Harding Street.Vigil Mass.

11.00pm, at St John’s Anglican Church, Fenwick Street.Combined service – St John’s and St Andrew’s.

25 December, Christmas Day – Sunday8.30am at St Patrick’s Catholic Church, Harding Street.Carols.

9.00am, at St Patrick’s Catholic Church, Harding Street.Mass.

9.00am, at Church by the Bay, Waterview Close.Christmas Day service.

9.00am, at St Andrew’s Uniting Church, cnr Newcombe and Fisher streets.Christmas Day service.

9.00am, at St John’s Anglican Church, Fenwick Street.Christmas Day service.

December Sunday Market is on Boxing DayMorning and early afternoon, Boxing Day, Monday 26 December in and around Parks Hall, Newcombe Street.This will be a huge market.  Stroll, shop, chat – the market is fun to visit.  Our Port Primary School volunteers do an incredible job organising the market

Are you a busker or want to be?  Perform at the Portarlington Mussel Festival

We are looking for Buskers for the Busker Tent AND to perform down on the pier.

Musicians, singers, poets, jugglers, magicians etc.

All ages welcome.

Please contact Tim Sheed on 0438 861 271 or Christine Middleton on 0419 526 550.

The Mussel Festival needs you!Our fantastic Mussel Festival only happens thanks to volunteers – even the organising committee are volunteers.

All profits from the festival are returned to our community by way of donations to community groups.  How good is that.Volunteers are needed for:

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Friday 13 January to set upSaturday 14 January to cover all that needs to be done at the festivalSunday 15 January to pack upThe organising committee make it very clear what’s involved such as heavy lifting or standing for some time and that makes it easy for you to decide what you will do.Please volunteer using the attached volunteer form, download an application form via www.portmusselfestival.com/volunteer/If you want more information before volunteering, please email [email protected] or phone 0407 430 282.

Calling all artists: register your works for display and sale at the Portarlington Mussel Festival

Each year, Port Arts Network coordinates an incredible display of works by local artists, sculptures and those with artistic flair.

Over 25,000 attend the festival so it’s a great way to showcase and sell your special pieces.

Not sure what you can enter?  Email Jenny at [email protected]

More information and how to register is attached.

Image: artwork by creative local artist Lorraine Stokes.

Calling all artists: show your works at a new art exhibitionThe North Bellarine Arts Initiative invite artists residing in Portarlington, Indented Head and St Leonards to exhibit their work in an art exhibition in the St Leonards Memorial Hall, Murradoc Rd, from Monday January 16 to Sunday January 22, 2017. The North Bellarine Arts Initiative is a not-for-profit organisation operating under the auspice of the Port Arts Network.This exhibition is by the artists for the artists. It’s an opportunity for local painters, sculptors, mosaic artists etc to display work to the community and summer visitors to the area during the busy holiday season.This exhibition follows directly on from the Mussel Festival Art Show.  For further information or an entry form, email [email protected]

And Don’t ForgetNothing to forget.

NewsApplications open for the Monica Hayes Community AwardApplications are sought for women from the North Bellarine involved in the diverse range of activities that contribute to community well-being, e.g. in the arts, education, sport, environment, social, economic or political arenas.

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Application forms are available from the Portarlington Bendigo Bank and nominations must be received by 27 January 2017.

This will allow the selection panel to complete the selection process in time for the March International Women’s Day event.

More information and application form is attached.

For enquiries contact; [email protected] or on 5259 2032.

Have your say: Bellarine Bayside Camping and Accommodation StrategyOver the past few months Bellarine Bayside has been gathering data and talking to both stakeholders and foreshore users about the potential opportunities for the Northern Bellarine plus a strategy to guide Bellarine Bayside’s accommodation and camping operations into the future.

Based on feedback, Bellarine Bayside want to test their thinking and ideas with the communities of the Northern Bellarine and the campers who visit our foreshore reserves. Please read the attached very comprehensive consultation brochure, which summarises the reasons behind the need for a camping and accommodation strategy and some of the ideas and proposed directions for the future.

Please complete an online survey at www.bellarinebayside.com/coastal-management/projectsThe website also contains details about Community Listening Posts to be held in Portarlington, Indented Head and St Leonards in early 2017.  These dates will be added to the first email tree in January.For all enquiries please email [email protected] u or phone 03 5254 4000.

Bellarine Bayside news

Read about what’s happening at Bellarine Bayside at http://us11.campaign-archive2.com/?

u=b3b5f087d8020cf9addc20688&id=8177b1874c&e=3ff1b35574Have your say: Our Future, Geelong

Our Future, Geelong aims to develop a vision for what Greater Geelong should be like in 30 years time.

As part of a data gathering exercise, a short survey has been constructed for residents and those who work in the City of Greater Geelong.

If you haven’t completed the survey, please consider doing so at https://geelongaustralia.com.au/ourfuture/survey.aspx?t=COD

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Free excess recycling drop-off options Christmas cards, wrapping paper, cardboard packaging and empty bottles – recycling bins have a habit of overflowing at this time of year.

Take advantage of the free drop off at both the Drysdale or Geelong Resource Recovery centres.You can drop off these items for free: glass bottles and jars cardboard packaging aluminium cans and steel cans including aerosol

cans wrapping paper

polystyrene packaging - this is only available at the Geelong Resource Recovery centre

The centres are only closed on Good Friday, Christmas Day and New Years’ Day. Use the City of Greater Geelong recycling guide to find recycling options for other items.

Young Endeavour Youth Development Program 2017 – now openApplications are now open for the 2017 Young Endeavour Youth Development Program.

Encourage young Australians to set sail for the voyage of a lifetime aboard the national sail training ship Young Endeavour! All young Australians aged 16 to 23 can apply for voyages at www.youngendeavour.gov.au. Youth Crew are selected by ballot, and no sailing experience is required. Financial assistance is available to eligible applicants. Following a twelve month voyage around the world, in 2016 Young Endeavour has circumnavigated Australia, visiting the Northern Territory, Western Australia and South Australia. In 2017 Young Endeavour will sail to Victoria,

Tasmania, New South Wales, and Queensland. 24 youth will join each eleven day voyage, and will learn the skills to sail a square-rigged tall ship. They will keep watch and take the helm, cook in the galley, navigate using the ship’s charts, and climb the 30 metre mast to set and furl the sails. Each participant will be encouraged to pursue personal and team goals and challenges.By the end of each voyage they will have the skills and confidence to elect a leadership team and take command of the 44 metre brigantine, sailing Young Endeavour along the Australian coast. For more information, please contact the Young Endeavour Youth Scheme on 1800 020 444, Email: [email protected], web page http://www.youngendeavour.gov.au/ or Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/YoungEndeavourYouthScheme

Have your say: information to inform future health promotion and planning - reminder

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The Healthy Communities Team at Bellarine Community Health are collecting information about food access to help inform future health promotion work and planning. This survey will be asking you: where you get your food from what you eat what makes it hard and what makes is easy for you to

get foodWe are only asking for people who live permanently in the 3223 postcode (Portarlington, St Leonards and Indented Head) to complete the survey. If you do not live in these areas you do not need to fill out the survey. Thank you for taking the time to complete this survey, it will take approximately 10 minutes and there are 20 questions.  You can exit the survey at any time.The information collected is anonymous. If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact the Healthy Communities Team at Bellarine Community Health [email protected] the survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/3223foodsurvey  Closing date is Wednesday 8 January 2017.

Stay up-to-dateThis is a work-in-progress to provide direct access to web and Facebook pages so you know what’s happening.There’s lots more web links on the Portarlington Community Association’s website www.portarlington.asn.au/resourcesLet me know if you want your group website or Facebook page added to the Email Tree  Return to topBellarine PeninsulaBellarine Police Community Support Register application                     www.bellarineregister.org.au/joinBellarine Times                                      http://bellarinetimes.surfcoasttimes.com.au/#folio=1Free Wi-Fi sites                                     Free WIFI Geelong websitePort Phillip Ferries                                  www.portphillipferries.com.auReThink Your Rubbish                             www.geelongaustralia.com.au/recycling/sign-up.aspxPortarlington Bellarine Bayside e-news                         subscribe via e-News hereMiniature Railway                                   www.facebook.com/miniaturerailwayNeighbourhood House                             www.portnh.org.au/Primary School                                      www.facebook.com/portarlingtonps/The Port Report                                     www.portarlingtonoz.com/Sunday Market                                      www.facebook.com/portarlingtonprimaryschoolmarketSunday Market stall enquiry                     0408 108 869

PortShareAll PortShare content is being revised and venues are being added.  Your community group has or will be contacted to update information.If your group hasn’t been contacted, please email me at [email protected]

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Check the latest draft of the revised PortShare at www.portarlington.asn.au/resources/  It’s not finished but it gives you a chance to see where it’s at.The spirit of sharing and generosity is valued by so many of our community groups and individuals.Personal sharing is now added.  You may have items you are happy to lend to others.  If so, please let me know and I shall add to PortShare.Community groups - please offer your resources to others.  Generosity starts at home. It’s better to use what’s here instead of the expense that comes with duplication.Does your group need to borrow something?  Ask through PortShare and you will have a positive response or suggestions. Return to top

We are a small town and it makes sense to share what we have. We can support each other by sharing resources, whether it be borrowing

a fee or donation.  Better to wear out than rust out

*****************************************************If you have guest speakers, call for volunteers, resources to share, activities your community group wants to promote or just want to tell others what you’re doing – use the Email Tree to spread the word!  The address for sending contributions is [email protected]

Keep in touch with the Portarlington Community Association: www.portarlington.asn.au

Kind regardsElizabeth TurnerOn behalf of the Portarlington Community AssociationTel: 5259 3057Email: [email protected]

Confidential email address storage for Email Tree recipients supplied by JNH Software P/L www.jnhsoftware.com.au as a community service

This email is being sent to individuals, community groups and organisations that value volunteers and businesses that want to stay in touch with Port: Church by the Bay, Drysdale Community Church, St Andrew's Uniting Church, St John’s Portarlington Auxiliary, St Patrick's Catholic Parish, Arlington Lodge, Bellarine Agricultural Show, Bellarine Aged Care Association, Bellarine Camera Club, Bellarine Ferry and Safe Harbour Group, Bellarine Police Community Support Register, Bellarine Quilters, Bellarine Women’s Network, Country Fire Authority, Country Women's Association, Craft Unlimited, Friends of the Bellarine Hills and Foreshore, Girl Guides, Indented Head Community Association, Lions Club, International Women’s Club, Locomote, Mussel Festival Committee, National Celtic Festival, Port Arts Network, Port Bootscooters, Port Musos, Port Pedal Power, Port Snappers, Portarlington and District Garden Club, Portarlington Bellarine Miniature Railway, Portarlington Business Development Association, Portarlington Community Association, Portarlington Community Dance Group, Portarlington Friends Group, Portarlington Mill, Portarlington Neighbourhood House, Portarlington Play Group, Portarlington Primary School, Portarlington Primary School Community Garden, Portarlington Primary School Community Market, Portarlington Probus Club, Portarlington Tourism Information Centre, Port Report, Probus Club of Portarlington Bayview, Rotary, RSL (Portarlington and St Leonards sub branch), St Leonards Community Space, St Leonards Progress Association, Salvation Army, Staying in Port (SIP), Toy Library, Walking Group, Woofers and Walkers, Auskick, Bellarine Sharks, Cricket Club, Football Club, Golf Club, Netball Club, Pony Club, Sailing Club, Tennis Club, Bellarine Bayside, Bellarine Community Health, Bendigo Bank, City of Greater Geelong Community Development Unit, Bellarine Times, Geelong Independent, Geelong

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Sustainability Group, McHarry’s Buslines, Surf Coast Times, Volunteering Geelong, G21, Red Cross, Arcare Portarlington.