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February 2015

Date: Every Sunday
Venue: Newman Street, Wangaratta
Contact Details: 

 0427 215 258

8am - 1pm

Pick up a bargain at the local trash and treasure market. Lots of fresh fruit and vegetables are also available.

Date: 2nd Sunday of each month
Venue: Everton Hotel, Everton
Contact Details: 

Cheryl and Allan
03 5727 0232

If you can sing, play an instrument, recite poetry or tell a good yarn come along to the Everton Hotel for fun family friendly activity.

2nd Sunday of the each month @ 2pm

Time: 2pm to

Date: 3rd Saturday of the Month
Venue: Springhurst Hall.
Contact Details: 

Ken Adams 03 5726 5241

8pm -midnight. Music by Ken Hocking. Please bring a plate.$6

Date: 3rd Saturday of the Month
Venue: Moyhu Lions Park (in the case of rain Moyhu Hall)
Contact Details: 

Judy 03 5727 9301 or Neil 03 5727 9464

The Moyhu Farmers' Market is held on the 3rd Saturday of each month from 8am till noon, except for Easter Saturday and the Queen's Birthday Long weekend. 

The Market celebrates the best of the King Valley's food, wine and its vibrant community.  A fantastic event for locals and visitors alike where you have the opportunity to speak directly with the growers and to ask them how best to prepare or use their products. 

Date: Each Wednesday
Venue: Victoria Parade
Contact Details: 

03 5721 3711

Time: 1pm to

Date: Each Friday at 8pm
Venue: Avian Park, Newman St
Contact Details: 

0427 215 258

Date: 3rd Wednesday of the month
Venue: Notheast Health Wangaratta Cafe
Contact Details: 

For further information, please contact Nadia Tilson on 03 5722 5069 or via email: nadia.tilson@nhw.hume.org.au

The Friends of the Hospital will be holding their monthly cake stall fundraiser at Northeast Health Wangaratta's cafe from 8.45am until sold out. All your favourite traditional home-made treats will be available including cakes, slices, sponges, biscuits, sausage rolls, jams and much more! All proceeds raised are donated to buy urgently needed clinical equipment for the hospital to benefit our local community.

Price: Various prices

Time: 8.45am to 10.30am

Date: February
Venue: A tavola!, Pizzini Wines, 175 King Valley Rd, Whitfield
Contact Details: 

Bookings can be made by calling the winery on 03 5729 8030 or via email katrina@pizzini.com.au 

Inquiries regarding private group bookings (friends, family or corporate) are welcome.

Thurs 5 - Social, Educational & Corporate Team Building
Fri 6 - Antipasti, Tapas & Dumplings
Sat 7 - Pasta, Gnocchi & Risotto
Fri 13 - Whistle Stop Tour of Street Food
Sat 14 - Pasta, Gnocchi & Risotto
Sat 21 - Single & Loving it (New)
Sat 28 - The Dinner Party

Katrina Pizzini's hands on classes will leave everyone empowered and inspired by the end of the session.  Most classes are taught by Katrina, but guest chefs will also be invited to take certain classes, the price for these classes may differ to those run by Katrina.

Katrina's cooking school kitchen is equipped for up to eight participants in each class.

Helping Katrina is her classes is Carla Pizzini, Katrina's sister-in-law.  Carla learned the basics from her mother, but has over the years managed a number of commercial kitchens including one which solely served vegetarian dishes.  Carla has a gentle and encouraging manner which helps make participants feel comfortable and relaxed.

For more information including prices and details of classes go to www.pizzini.com.au



Price: Various

Date: 2 - 26 February
Venue: Wangaratta Visitor Information Centre, 100 Murphy St, Wangaratta
Contact Details: 

1800 801 065

Linny Lou is an exhibition of paintings by local artist Linda Degastino combined with a pottery display by local potter Julie D'Arcy

Time: 9am to 5pm

Date: 4 February
Venue: North Eastern Car Club's Clubrooms, Nolan Lane, Tarrawingee
Contact Details: 

For further information email jeff@rallysportmag.com.au

Around 50 classic and special interest vehicles will be on display.

Vehicles expected to be on display include classic and sportscars, vintage and veteran care, chrome bumper cars, rally cars and off-road vehicles, utes and motorcycles.

Not only are members of the public invited to attend, they are encouraged to bring their vehicles along and put them on display.

Entry and to display your car is a gold coin donation per head and there will be a barbecue and drinks available between the hours of 6.30pm and 8.30pm

Price: Gold Coin

Time: 6.30pm to 8.30pm

Date: 5 February
Venue: Wangaratta Library, Docker St, Wangaratta
Contact Details: 

For more information 03 5721 2366 harrypotterbooknight.com

Join Wangratta Library for a night of magic and fun.

Harry Potter Book Night is being held at Wangaratta Library between 4pm and 6pm.

SAVE THE DATE: February 5th

Price: Free

Time: 4pm to 6pm

Date: 6 February
Venue: Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre
Contact Details: 

Box Office
Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre
33-37 Ford Street, Wangaratta 3677
ph: 03 5722 8105

Open 10am-4pm / Monday-Friday

The 3 Chinese Tenors are an internationally recognised ensemble that have inspired audiences since 1990 across Australia and South East Asia performing the most beautiful and evocative classical pieces ever written.

Performing a rich and diverse ‘menu’ of classical and popular works including: Di Quella Pira (Verdi), Toreador song (Bizet), O Sole Mio (Di Capua), Some Enchanted Evening (Rogers and Hammerstein), Time to Say Goodbye (Francesco Sartori), Love Changes Everything (Lloyd Webber), Maria (Leonard Bernstein), You Raise Me up (Rolf Løvland), Somewhere Over the Rainbow (Harold Arlen), Prayer and many more in Italian, French, German, English and Chinese the 3 Chinese Tenors take you on a journey of music, beauty and delight.

Experience energy, passion and operatic fireworks on stage through the voices of the 3 Chinese Tenors.

TICKETS: Adults $35, Conc/Senior $33, Child 15/under $20, Groups 4+ $31ea,
Seat Sponsors 2 for 1 (applied to the Adult pricing)
RUNNING TIME: 1hr 50mins (incl. 20mins interval)

Price: Adults $35

Time: 7.30pm to

Date: 7 February
Venue: Wangaratta Library, Docker St, Wangaratta
Contact Details: 

03 5721 2366

Friends of Wangaratta Library will hold a book sale from 9.30am to noon at the Wangaratta Library in Docker St.

There will be a large range of second-hand adult fiction, non-fiction and children's books to choose from with prices ranging from $2 - $5

All money raised will assist the library in purchasing equipment and conducting libary programming.

Time: 9.30am to noon

Date: 7 February - 15 March
Venue: Wangaratta Art Gallery, 56 Ovens St, Wangaratta
Contact Details: 

03 5722 0865

A BLINDSIDE and NETS Victoria touring exhibition

Immerse yourself in a fantastical world with Synthetica, presenting sumptuous experimental works by seven of Victoria's most cutting edge contemporary artists:  BOE-lin Bastion, Simon Finn, Bonnie Lane, Kristin Miner, Kate Shaw, Alice Wormed and Paul Yore.  Synthetica is not for the fainthearted - the artists have been selected for their visually charged and hypnotic imagery.  Expect an experience that smacks of the strange, with pulsing machines and courageous forms brimming with life and wonder.  Nothing is too outrageous: from helium balloons to plasticine painting through to artificial plants and sensor-based technology, Synthetica will both shock and delight.  During its regional tour Synthetica is supported by a local exhibition series - Here in the Undergrowth - a showcase of new work by local regional artist, Matthew Harris.

Date: 8 February
Venue: Wangaratta Showgrounds
Contact Details: 

Lions Club of Wangaratta - Site bookings - Garth 0459 824 169 after 6pm
Enquiries - Fabian 0424 114 888
Yesterdays Heros Show 'n' Shine - Bill 0412 848 546
Vintage Engine & Tractor - Rob 03 5727 3663

The 16th Annual Wangaratta Swap Meet will be held on Sunday 8th February, 2015

The Wangaratta Swap Meet is in fact Wangaratta's Biggest Market, with over 450 trading sites, selling everything from Car Parts, Bric-a-Brac, Collectibles, Memorabillia, Tools, Craftwork, Local produce/preserves, Antiques, free kids train ride and much more.

The Wangaratta Swap Meet also features a "Yesterday Heroes" Show 'n' Shine, Vintage Engine & Tractor Display

Sites are available for $20.00, entry is $7.00, children 16 years and under are free.

Entry from 6am (set up available from 3pm Saturday) 
Cooked breakfast from 6.30am - Food & drinks available all day.

For more information including site booking forms please go to www.wangaratta.vic.lions.org.au/swapmeet

Click here for event flyer.

Price: $7 (16 & under free)

Time: 6am to

Date: 8 February
Venue: Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre
Contact Details: 

Box Office
Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre
33-37 Ford Street, Wangaratta 3677
ph: 03 5722 8105
10am-4pm / Monday-Friday

Barry Versus Kelly is a play with music by Felix Meagher (with additional music by Lou Hesterman) about the trial and execution of Ned Kelly in November 1880.  It focuses on the confrontation between Ned and the Judge, Sir Redmond Barry.

Barry, whose harsh sentencing of Ned's mother Ellen to three years goal in 1878 sparked the Kelly Outbreak, is haunted by Ned's last words to him "I will see you where I go".  Barry is fiercely determined to see Irish rebels like Ned Kelly punished, but he fears he might be making a martyr out of Ned.

Declining in health and suffering delusions, Barry wrestles with his conscience and the fears that his family in Ireland sees him as a traitor. Meanwhile Ellen Kelly, on the day before the hanging, sings to Ned that he is the Loyal Son.  Barry finally signs the papers that condemn Kelly and in a dying speech asks that his family be told that "I took a rebel with me.
TICKETS: Full $37.50, Concession $32.50, Student $27.50, Child 15&under $22.50, Family 4 (2Adults / 2Children) $28ea, Groups 10+ $33.85ea.
RUNNING TIME: 1Hr 45mins (no interval)

Price: Adults $37.50

Time: 2pm to

Date: 11 February - 30 March
Venue: Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre Foyer Gallery
Contact Details: 

03 5722 0865

A series of dynamic images by young emerging artist Cecelia Tyler, focusing on body and self.  These portraits are selected from the photo journal in which she took a photography of herself every day that she was 21.  Cecelia found that portraiture was a way to express and work through challenges and pressures from the world that she felt was impacting on her self-esteem.  Twenty One for a Year is the second instalment of an ongoing series, chronicled every three years.  The full project can be found at www.flickr.com/ceceliamay

Date: 13 February
Venue: Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre Foyer
Contact Details: 

Box Office
Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre
33-37 Ford Street, Wangaratta 3677
ph: 03 5722 8105
10am-4pm / Monday-Friday

As we welcome 2015 we would like to invite you to attend the first of five networking events for the year. Now that Christmas and January are out of the way, what better way to start thinking about what you are going to achieve this year than attending a Women in Leadership networking event.

The night will be very relaxed, in the foyer at the Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre with drinks and finger food included. We require a minimum number of people to make this event a success so please register early!

We have been working very hard on locking in some great speakers for the 2015 breakfast series and we hope to be able to share some of these with you on the night.

We hope to see you there!

TICKETS: All tickets $33 (includes drinks and finger food)
BOOKINGS must be received by Friday 6 February 2015

Price: All tickets $33

Time: 5.30pm to 7pm

Date: 14 February
Venue: Buffalo Brewery/Boorhaman Hotel, Boorhaman Rd, Boorhaman
Contact Details: 

03 5726 9215

Enjoy a night at Buffalo Brewery/Boorhaman Hotel with Maurice Malani from 7.30pm

Dinner bookings essential 03 5726 9215

Time: 7.30pm to

Date: 14 February
Venue: Starts at Dal Zotto Cellar Door, Wangaratta/ Whitfield Rd, Whitfield
Contact Details: 

Hedonistic Hiking
Annabel Purling

A chance to take a stunning walk through the wonderful countryside of the King Valley, finishing at one of the oldest and best known wineries: Dal Zotto.  The Dal Zotto family is a King Valley institution producing consistently high quality wines and were the first in Australia to produce Prosecco.   Experience the pristine bush land of the upper King Valley and majestic views of the Alps beyond. Enjoy a private visit to the winery, a fabulously indulgent lunch and an opportunity to meet and chat to the wine maker.  


The day starts at the Dal Zotto Cellar Door in Whitfield at 10am.

There is a short transfer to the beginning of walk (15 mins) and then we follow a gravel road through native forest.  Moving onto smaller tracks we pass evidence of former mining activity before coming out to open countryside.  After a short climb we descend into the vineyards of the Dal Zotto estate where we meet a member of their family to talk about the Italian origins of Prosecco and explain how they grow it today in the King Valley.   The full walk is 6.8 km.

Lunch is in the winery during which there is a chance to taste Prosecco and other wines from the Dal Zotto vineyards.   To learn more about Prosecco visit our web site http://www.hedonistichiking.com.au/king-valley-prosecco-road-walks

At around 3pm we transfer back to the Cellar Door where the day ends.

Price: $165 p/p

Time: 10am to 3pm

Date: 14 February
Venue: Brown Brother Winery, 239 Milawa Bobinawarrah Rd, Milawa
Contact Details: 

Bookings are essential.  Call the Epicurean Centre on 03 5720 5540 to reserve your table.

Want to do something special for your loved one on Valentine's Day?

Patricia's Table at Brown Brothers Winery are offering a delectable 4 course dinner, including sparkling & canapes on arrival, entree, main and dessert/cheese finishing with tea or coffee.  Each course is accompanied with a delicious glass of wine showcasing wine & food matching at its best.

Wine Club Members (and their guests) $95 per person or Non members $105 per person.

Sitting times are at 6.30pm, 7pm, 7.30pm & 8pm.

Price: $105

Time: 6.30pm to

Date: 14 February
Venue: Winton Motor Raceway, Fox St, Winton
Contact Details: 

03 5766 4235

This sprint series is held over five rounds throughout the year, offering participants an ideal way to experience the thrill of driving around the circuit, putting their times against the clock whilst enjoying the camaraderie of other competitors.  This series is a great way to learn car handling and safety, and is very popular among the 16-18 year olds who do not hold a racing or road license.  This low cost activity provides a stepping stone into motorsport giving drivers the opportunity to test their skills and abilities on the race track as well as learning road-craft to help them to be safer on the roads. 

Date: 14 February
Venue: Tolmie Sports Ground, Old Tolmie Rd, Tolmie, via Mansfield
Contact Details: 


The first Tolmie Sports Day was held in 1886, back when Tolmie was known as "Wombat". Locals and visitors travelled on foot or on horse-back from all the surrounding villages and farms and it became a local institution, held on the 2nd Saturday of February every year since.

Very little has changed since its early days. The day features woodchopping and equestrian events, plus craft and produce stalls to browse through, stacks of adult and kids pedestrian races and novelty events for young and old – such as egg-throwing, handball competitions, and guessing competitions. The mens “old buffer race” is hotly contested having been first run in 1888 and featuring in most if not all, of the Sports Days since! New events have also been added this year which focus on family teams competing together.

The axeman events are sure to once again thrill the crowd with a full program planned, including the North East Championship and 2 Man Relay which always has the crowd in awe.

For the aspiring chefs both young and old, there are baking competitions with this years challenges including the return of the Tolmie Tart as well as cup-cake decorating for kids. As always for the littlies, there is “Kids Corner” with clowns, face-painting, story books, puppet shows and puppet making.

All activities stop however and crowds gather, when time comes for the days feature event – the Tolmie 3-Man Challenge - a team event of woodchopping, running and mountain bikes. It always concludes with an exciting and closely fought race to the line.

Tolmie Sports Ground is set amidst lovely towering eucalypts, providing an ideal setting for a picnic whilst watching or participating in the activities. There are a wide range of food and beverage stalls, including beer and wine and traditional Devonshire teas. Again, new stalls have been added this year to ensure a wide range of taste sensations!

Top off the day by attending the Bush Dance.  North East band "Couchgrass" will be there to entertain us with music and dancing for all the family.  No skills required as they step through all the dances so everyone can have a go!  Starts 7.30pm.

Admission to Sports Day:       $10 Adults         $5 Pensioners/Students         Kids under 14 Free

Admission to Dance:              $10 Adults,      $5 Children      $25 Families

For more details email tolmie.sports@hotmail.com

Click here for program.


Price: Adults $10

Time: 9am to

Date: 15 February
Venue: Winton Motor Raceway, Fox Street, Winton
Contact Details: 

03 5766 4235

The Champion Of Winton returns to Winton Motor Raceway in a renewed format.  Being conducted as Single Day Events, to help lower running costs to competitors, the Champion Of Winton events have been set up with between 3-5 categories at each one, being modeled of the successful MRA format from Wakefield Park, this series of events will be sure to grow throughout the year.

 For more information go to www.wintonraceway.com.au

Date: 15 February
Venue: Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre, 33-37 Ford St, Wangaratta
Contact Details: 

visit or phone the Box Office
Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre
33-37 Ford Street, Wangaratta 3677
ph: 03 5722 8105
10am-4pm / Monday-Friday

The Beatles, The Bee Gees, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, The Platters, The Jackson 5, The Beach Boys, The Drifters, Simon and Garfunkel, Backstreet Boys.

International hit show ‘Boys in the Band’ celebrates the world’s greatest hits from the most iconic bands of the 20th century!

Billed as “the feel good show of the year” the high energy concert features of 50years of tunes such as Walk Like a Man, Sherry, Can’t Buy Me Love, Let it Be, Hey Jude, Imagine, Blame it on the Boogie, ABC, Unchained Melody, Bridge Over Troubled Water, Surfin’ USA, Good Vibrations, Staying Alive and medleys of the biggest hits the world has ever known.

Backed by their sensational live band ‘The Players’, Boys in the Band are four of the country’s brightest stars and with a unique combination of masculine charm, amazing harmonies and slick moves, they will have you up and out of your seats in no time.

“Their vocals are dreamy, their dance moves slick and their arrangements tight. The audience lapped it up like root beer at a 1950s soda shop…the show is a classy blast from the past” - BUSINESS DAY LIVE, JOHANNESBURG

TICKETS: All tickets $55
RUNNING TIME: 1Hr 50mins (incl 20 mins interval)

Price: $55

Time: 8pm to 10pm

Date: 20 February
Venue: The Vine Hotel
Contact Details: 

Tickets available through Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre Box Office 03 5722 8105

This five piece dixieland style jazz band recreates an authentic silent movie experience from the 1920s by providing live music accompaniment to the Buster Keaton silent feature film Steamboat Bill Jr. as well as the Laurel and Hardy short film Wrong Again. The sound track includes music that was originally performed with the movie, although occasionally, the band strays from the original set list to include more contemporary music. It provides an inventive, comedic and complimentary twist to the already chaotic scenes in the films. The band’s collective musicianship offers a fun, mischievous and at times irreverent take on the music. The result is a vibrant and entertaining musical and movie event suitable for all ages.

Rob Corelli - drums, percussion
Damien Maughan - trumpet
Martin Zakharov - saxophone
Andrew Werner - trombone
Rod Wilson - keyboards

All tickets are general admission and places are limited. Three of the four shows sold out in 2014 so it is advisable to book early.

These performances are presented in a concert style setting at The Vine Hotel.  The bar will be closed during the performance and chatting is discouraged so that everyone can enjoy the fabulous music. Some theatre style seating is available as well as seating at tables. Meals are also available from 6pm with last orders by 7pm however bookings are essential. Please contact The Vine direct to book your table (03) 5721 2605.

TICKETS: Adults $30, Con/Sen $25, Student $25, WAC Member $25, Child (15&under) $10, (SEASON PASS - ALL 4 SHOWS just $90 - purchase direct through the Box Office)

Price: Adults $30

Time: 8pm to

Date: 21 - 22 February
Venue: Winton Motor Raceway, Fox St, Winton
Contact Details: 

Winton Motor Raceway
03 5766 4235

Drifting as a sport has captured the imagination of the young enthusiastic and is growing in popularity across the board for participants and spectators.  Drifting provides a new element to motorsport at Winton Raceway, and is awesome to watch as the drivers control their vehicles two by two down the back straight into the Esses.  Drifting is held throughout the year at Winton with one of the highlights being the Drift Matsuri, so make sure you come along as this is definitely worth checking out for some adrenalin pumping entertainment!

Date: 22 February
Venue: Norm Minns complex Wangaratta Showgrounds
Contact Details: 

For more information www.wangarattafunrun.com.au

We’re keen to keep improving the event and as such there are plenty of changes for 2015. There’s plenty that we’ve left alone too. Here’s some of the details:
The same:

  • Marathon & Half marathon courses,
  • Start and finish at Wangaratta Showgrounds,
  •  Primary Challenge – again including finishers medal for all kids,
  •  Community Teams Challenge – including a new perpetual trophy,
  •  Low entry Fees,
  •  Supportive, encouraging, social event,
  • Beautiful tree-lined courses adjacent to rivers and creeks.


  • 10km, 5km and 2km courses to include some beautiful unsealed river sections and reduce any likelihood of congestion,
  •  A common start line for all events,
  •  Prize money included for the Half Marathon,
  •  No on the day entries, but more opportunity to enter at public registration days,
  •  Field limits in the 10km, 5km and 2km (only 1000 places in each).
  • No date / venue clash with the AFL (thanks to good discussions with council).

We are again providing an opportunity for everyone to commit to the event early at super value prices.
Stay tuned to the Facebook page for more details.

More detailed information is on www.wangarattafunrun.com.au or www.facebook.com/wangarattamarathon/


Time: 6:30am to 4:30pm

Date: 26 February
Venue: Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre, Ford St, Wangaratta
Contact Details: 

Box Office
Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre
33-37 Ford Street, Wangaratta 3677
ph: 03 5722 8105
10am-4pm / Monday-Friday

The World War One (WWI) community roadshow: Anzac Centenary – Victoria’s Journey of Remembrance includes storytelling, live theatre performances, video, guest speakers and concludes with the opportunity to share stories with other members from your community.

Each attendee takes home an Anzac Centenary Commemoration Information Pack, which contains a brief history of Victoria’s contribution to the war effort, profiles of Victoria Cross recipients and a small token of remembrance.

Travelling to communities across the state during 2014 & 2015, this free roadshow has been created to educate local communities – especially secondary school students - about Victoria’s WWI history and to encourage them to discover personal connections.

RUNNING TIME: 90 mins (no interval)
TICKETS: This is a FREE EVENT however tickets are required as it is allocated seating.

Please call or visit the Box Office if you have any MOBILITY requirements.

Price: Free

Time: 6.30pm to

Date: 28 February & 1 March
Venue: Apex Park, Wangaratta
Contact Details: 

Virginia Eckels 0408 109 707 or www.rapw.org.au

Head to Apex Park Wangaratta for the Travel & Cruise Wangaratta Outdoor Leisure Show.  Whether you're interested in fishing, camping, boats, caravans, camper trailers, outdoor leisure or a great day out for the entire family, with special activities for children.  Major sponsors Travel & Cruise Wangaratta.

Admission Adults $8 Children Under 16 (accompanied by an adult) free

Sat 9-5 Sun 9-3

For more information go to www.rapw.org.au




Price: Adults $8 U16 Free

Time: 9am to 5pm Sat & 3pm Sun

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