Thursday, 24 December 2015

Melbourne Museum Members Summer Party (13 Feb 2016)

Melbourne Museum is throwing a party - just for Museum Members and among one of your most

When: 5.30pm-8.30pm, Saturday 13 February
Cost FREE
Where Children's Gallery, Melbourne Museum
Perfect for families with children aged 3 - 8 years.
Bookings are essential, book online or phone 13 11 02

loved places of wonder, the Children’s Gallery at Melbourne Museum.

Friday, 11 December 2015

Cherry picking (November ~ January)

Preparation:
  • Pack a lunch for a picnic.
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Walking shoes
  • Water
Locations:

1. Red Hill Cherry Farm -61-69 Prossors Ln, Red Hill VIC 3937

2. Ellisfield Farm Mornington Peninsula -109 McIlroys Rd, Red Hill VIC 3937

3. Ripe N Ready Cherry Farm -52 Arkwells Ln, Red Hill VIC 3937

4. Bluehills Cherry Farm -27 Parker Rd, Silvan VIC 3795

5. Cherry Hill Orchards -474 Queens Road, Wandin East VIC 3139

6. Cherry Haven -470 Queens Road (end of Cherry Lane), Wandin East VIC 3139

Monday, 7 December 2015

Sand Sculpting Australia - A Day at The Zoo (26/12/15 - 25/04/16)

Sand Sculpting Australia is excited to present A Day at The Zoo! You will be amazed by our life size sand sculptures on display created by 20 of the worlds finest sculptors.

From Boxing Day 2015 over 3,500 tonnes of sand will be transformed into mesmerising sand sculptures of all your favourite and much loved Zoo animals, but with a twist!

As you walk through our sand pathways you will recognise our sand renditions of Monkeys, Giraffes, Elephants, Lions and Meerkats alongside Orang-utans, Zebras, Gorillas and countless more!

But remember to pay close attention when venturing into our sand Zoo; as it’s not all what it seems. You may even catch sight of mythical animals like Unicorns, Griffins and the legendary Loch Ness Monster or cross paths with our futuristic fantasy creatures.

Integrated with the sand sculptures will be event activities for children and adults alike. There is also an undercover cafe for you to sit back and relax and enjoy light refreshments.

Tickets can be purchased on the day at the event ticket box with cash only.

Saturday, 5 December 2015

The Boulevard Christmas Lights (12/12/2015 - 24/12/2015)

Appealing to an audience from right across Melbourne and country Victoria, The Boulevard Christmas Lights Display has become one of Melbourne's longest-standing Christmas traditions. Since the 1950s, residents have been hanging lights to decorate their gardens and windows. Approximately 100,000 people visit each year over the course of the two weeks.

Event details
Dates
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Location
The Boulevard
Ivanhoe, Victoria 3079
Australia
Event Map
The Boulevard
Ivanhoe, Victoria 3079


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Catching pipi at Venus Bay (December ~ January)

Location:
  • Venus Bay, Victoria
  • This is around 2 hours drive from Melbourne.
  • Aim for Bay 1, turn left away from the entrance; or bay 5, turn right away from the entrance.
Preparation:
  • Weather is above 28c
  • Map (see below)
  • Tide Time (Check at Australian Tide Time)
  • Fishing License (Purchase at Kmart or DPI online)
  • Container (2-liter per person limit)

Thursday, 3 December 2015

Christmas Square Light Projections (28/11/2015 - 25/12/2015)


Throughout the city and Docklands areas, keep your eyes open for buildings lit in Christmas colours. 
Tying the city together in festive cheer, be sure to see the each unique building's Christmas lighting interpretation and be filled with Christmas cheer.
Participating buildings:

- Bolte Bridge- Melbourne Star- Westin Hotel- Intercontinental Rialto - The Arts Centre- Manchester Unity building- Southgate - State Library - Melbourne Goal - Royal Exhibition Building (week preceding Christmas) - MCG (week preceding Christmas)

Wednesday, 2 December 2015

Free Summertime Cinema under the Stars (05/12/2015, 12/12/2015, 19/12/2015)

Enjoy a night under the stars watching a great movie in some of Boroondara's grandest parks.
Come and enjoy free cinema under the stars with your friends and family enveloped by the leafy surrounds of your favourite Boroondara parks.

Choose to BYO rug and picnic basket or buy some treats from the cuisine onsite. Whatever the decision, Summertime Cinema promises to be a great night out.

See if you can spot the dance mob No Lights No Lycra (or even better get in on the secret).

Summertime Cinema is open from 8pm for an approximate 8.30pm start, with pre- screening entertainment beforehand.

Labyrinth (PG)

David Bowie 
When: Saturday 5 December
In a year where everything has revolved around David Bowie, it’s no surprise that the demand to seeLabyrinth is high.
David Bowie stars as the goblin king, Jareth, who steals the young Sarah’s (Jennifer Connely) baby brother after she wishes him away in a fit of frustration.

Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Giant Lego Christmas Tree at Federation Square (27/11/2015 - 27/12/2015)

LEGO Christmas Tree at Fed Square27 Nov – 27 Dec | 24 hours | The Square
Marvel as Fed Square’s spectacular LEGO Christmas tree comes to life with a magical lightshow set to your favourite Christmas carols.
LEGO Christmas Decoration Build
6, 13 + 20 Dec | 10am – 3pm (or until bricks run out) | The Square
Build your own LEGO decorations to take home with you in this festive workshop for the whole family!
LEGO Christmas Creations1 Dec – 27 Dec | 24 hours | The Atrium Fracture Gallery
See a display of amazing LEGO models that have been built by our very own Melbourne community and dedicated Adult Fans of LEGO.