25th August – Down the Rabbit Hole – Kids’ Fun Day – Hosted by Cathy Schwager & Maree Elliott – Maryborough Guide Hall – WIW2018

Sat 25th August 2018 – Children’s Literature Fun Day – Down the Rabbit Hole – Hosted by Cathy Schwager and Maree Elliott

Join KATESCASTLE Book Emporium’s Cathy Schwager and Goldfields Gymnastics Maree Elliot for a fabulous day of fun based on and inspired by Lewis Carroll’s “Alice in Wonderland”. Bring the kids to enjoy games, activities, and themed party food. Enter the competitions for “Best Cat in the Hat ‘Hat’” and “Best Alice in Wonderland Themed Costume”. Enter the colouring competition or Alice related tales writing competition. Great Prizes! Full details available at KATESCASTLE Book Emporium 194 High Street Maryborough or see details below. Note – children must be accompanied by an adult.

Date: Sat 25th August Venue: Maryborough Guides Hall 90 Napier Street Maryborough Bookings Cathy Schwager 03 5460 4285 or 0427 090 328 Maree Elliott 0428 983 635 Time: 11am – 2pm Cost: $5 Adult, $5 first child, additional children $2 each, under 2 free, Family of 4 $12 Note: this is an advance booking event, register early, limited numbers

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Words in Winter Central Goldfields 2018 – Venues and Artists August 4th – 25th

Welcome and enjoy! We have a fabulous line-up of wonderful, warming winter venues and talented artists to entertain, enliven and inspire everyone this year.  Themed “Change and Chance”, there is an exciting feel to this winter with lots to see, do, and experience.  Check programme for event details here, or http://www.wordsinwinter.com and also on Facebook @wordsinwintercentralgoldfields.  See you right through August!

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With thanks to Regional Centre for Culture 2018, Visit Maryborough, Central Goldfields Shire, and many others in the community who helped with planning this year.

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Thanks Everyone for a Great Words in Winter Central Goldfields 2017

With the close of Words in Winter for 2017, thanks go out to everyone who made it great!  To all the venues, to all the performers, to all the authors, to all the poets, to all the artists, helpers and talents that contributed, a big thank you.  Thanks also to Central Goldfields Shire Tourism Manager Joel Chadwick and team, Central Goldfields Art Gallery Manager Kay Parkin with Michael Grant and team, Go Goldfields Arts Officer Adrian Masterman-Smith, Maryborough Butter Factory Lowen Clarke with Adrian Masterman-Smith, Ripon Member Louise Staley MP, Big Cat Print Graphic Artists Sue and Chris, Maryborough Library Manager Maree Stephenson with Bec Clark and team, Snodger Media for Clever Towns Crossword Challenge, Festival Hub Katescastle Book Emporium Owner Cathy Schwager.  Follow this site for updates on Words in Winter 2018, which promises to be a big year for the arts in the Victorian Goldfields with Regional Centre for Culture initiatives occurring across all shires.  See you in August 2018 for some more great live and local events.

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The Great Gatsby Literary Luncheon – MEC Chaplaincy Fundraiser Special Event

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The Great Gatsby Literary Luncheon

You are cordially invited to our Literary Luncheon to be held in the amazing Library at Maryborough Education Centre, theme “The Great Gatsby”, to be held on Thursday 3 August 2017, in aid of the MEC Chaplaincy Program.

This special fundraising event follows the very successful Alice in Wonderland’s Tea Party at Lochinver last year.

We would love you to join us with your friends or colleagues to enjoy an afternoon which includes a unique lunch menu and whimsical entertainment, prizes, an indulgent raffle, and music provided by the MEC Stage Band.

Our themed menu has been created by the MEC Hospitality Students who will also prepare and serve their exciting treats.

Tickets are $25 and are available from Rinaldi’s in Nolan Street Maryborough and MEC Front Reception.

Please arrive after 12:00 for 12.30pm start and concluding before 3.00pm.

Your support of our fundraising effort for the MEC Chaplaincy Program is greatly appreciated and we hope you can join us for our winter celebration together.

Although not compulsory, we encourage our guests and supporters to dress Gatsby Style in keeping with the theme and to make the afternoon even more memorable and great fun.

For further information please feel free to contact Alison by telephoning Tel: 0418 642314 or email alison.teese@bigpond.com – Esther Waters President Maryborough Chaplaincy Support Group