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Matthew Symons and Mariana Mezic FRINGE EXHIBITION 2019
Date Wed 13th Feb 2019 to Sun 17th Mar 2019
Matthew Symons and Mariana Mezic Exhibition 'Joint'

Exhibition Dates Wednesday February 13th to Sunday March 17th.

Exhibition opening Saturday February 16th at 4pm

Husband and wife dynamic duo from the Adealide Hills combine forces to present their exhibition "Joint". Photographer Symons and visual artist Mezic invite you to step inside their creative worlds, their joint. They welcome you to immerse yourself in colour and energy with landscape photographs and portrait paintings.
Wendy Dixon-Whiley: Contrapasso FRINGE EXHIBITION 2019
Date Wed 13th Feb 2019 to Sun 17th Mar 2019
Exhibition Dates Wednesday February 13th to Sunday March 17th.

Exhibition Opening Saturday February 16th at 4pm

A solo exhibition by Visual Artist Wendy Dixon-Whiley, A contemporary Adelaide Hills artist. Contrapasso consists of 524 individual works that respond to the Artists own emotional reactions to individual themes and Cantos within the 13th Century poem ‘Inferno’ by Dante Alighieri. A recipient of the Adelaide Fringe Artists Fund Grant.
2019 Heysen Sculpture Biennial
Date Sun 24th Feb 2019 to Tue 30th Apr 2019
Walk through an exhibition of contemporary sculpture staged in the beautiful grounds of The Cedars, home and former studio of one of Australia's foremost landscape artists, Sir Hans Heysen.

Works by 24 artists/artist teams, including 2 international artists, will be installed throughout the grounds, with small sculpture shown and for sale inside the Nora Heysen Studio.

This exhibition is curated by Adelaide writer, editor, art critic and artist, Stephanie Radok. The theme of the 2019 Heysen Sculpture Biennial is 'Dweling'.

Artworks range from formal sculpture to ephemeral, site-specific works.
Murder & Music Mysteries: Murder at the Manor
Date Sun 24th Feb 2019
We take you back to 1935 when Albert Pinchbeck has built this castle for his current love. She has proven not to be interested and consequently left him. Over the years he has become a reclusive man with quarrelsome relatives. He has invited them all, and some of his closest friends, to the Manor for a reading of his will. Tensions will build and lead to murder.

Throughout the night, you are surrounded by suspects and potential victims. Your task is to learn the family secrets and ultimately, the identity of the murderer.

This story is based on the history of the castle but is not representative of actual events!

Michelle Nightingale and Emma Knights will keep you entertained and guessing with a live soundtrack full of clues! We encourage you to come dressed in character in addition to being prepared to fully immerse yourself in the mystery!

Strictly limited numbers for this murder mystery so book while you can! Your ticket includes either a delicious brunch or a full three-course dinner by The Manor’s 5-star rated chef. Optional matched wine package and overnight accommodation with breakfast packages are also available at a special rate!
Uncle Vanya
Date Fri 1st Mar 2019 to Sat 16th Mar 2019
Performed over two days, early environmentalist Anton Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya becomes an immersive experience that dissolves the division between audience and performers, as they move through the rooms and grounds of Hans Heyson’s magnificent historic home The Cedars, near Hahndorf. Festival experiences don’t get any more special than this.

Audience numbers are strictly limited and are split into two groups for Act 2 and Act 3. It is recommended to stay locally (Hahndorf area) overnight between Day 1 and Day 2. There will be additional activities including local talks and walks included in the ticket price.
Ukealong in Hahndorf
Date Fri 1st Mar 2019
The Ukealong Walking Tour is an opportunity to have fun learning about the history of Hahndorf and the reason behind it's settlement. Find out about the Pioneer Womens Walking Trail, ol folklores of the village, and more.

Bring your uke or any other instrument along and play a couple of songs (or enjoy listening to them in the St Paul's Lutheran church to which Hahndorf Walking Tours has exclusive access. 'Put your hand in the hand' and 'Go tell it on the mountain' will be the two songs provided.

HWT are usually $35 per Adult but for my uke friends’ tickets will be $25 ($5 of which is donated to The Salvation Army)
We'll be back in time for the BIG EVENT at The Hahndorf Inn Ukeule Ross at 6.30pm.

A generous discount voucher sheet is available with over 30 business including 10% off meals at The Hahndorf Inn (same location as Ukulele Russ. This voucher is valid for 6months.
Strudel, Stroll and Strum
Date Fri 1st Mar 2019
Strudel, Stroll and Strum Walking Tour and is an opportunity to construct your own Apfel Strudel at the iconic Hahndorf Inn with their chef. While it is being cooked have a fun tour learning about the history of Hahndorf and the reason behind it's settlement. Find out about the Pioneer Women's Walking Trail, ol folklores of the village, and more.

When you return you are able to enjoy your cooked Apple Strudel with a hot or cold beverage of your choice.

Bring your uke along and play a couple of songs in the St Paul's Lutheran church to which Hahndorf Walking Tours has exclusive access. Put your hand in the hand and Go tell it on the mountain music will be provided.

A generous discount voucher sheet is available with over 30 business including 10% off meals at The Hahndorf Inn This voucher is valid for 6months. Minimum of 4.

Spend a great day in Hahndorf before the Ukulele Russ + Step in Time +Ukulele Strum and Sing that night commencing at 6.30pm.

Adelaide's own local 'Step in Time' band with local Hahndorf resident Shelley Wigley as the support act.

Strudel, Stroll and Strum at Hahndorf Uke Day!
Date Fri 1st Mar 2019
Big Uke Day in Hahndorf. Come to the village and join in a Strudel, Stroll and Strum.

Construct your own apple strudel at the Hahndorf Inn and then go on a walking tours with Hahndorf Walking Tours. Bring your uke along as we'll be visiting St Paul's church where we'll pay a couple of numbers. 'Put your hand in the hand' and 'Go tell it on the mountain' music will be provided.

Learn about the history of the village - the Prussian immigrants, the fokelore, Pioneeer Women's walking trail and more! You can bring along any other instruments or just enjoy listening.
Return to the Inn to enjoy your Strudel with cream and ice cream and a hot beverage of your choice.

Special price for Uke Day $60
Learn to Meditate in Mount Barker
Date Sun 3rd Mar 2019
Meditation is a way of calming the mind, reducing stress and developing a more positive approach to life.

This course provides the perfect opportunity to discover for yourself the inner peace and happiness that naturally arises when our mind becomes still.

This feeling of inner peace will help us to cope with the busyness and difficulties of daily life and we will feel warm and well disposed towards other people thereby improving our relationships.

Kelsang Luma is the Resident Teacher of Maitreya Kadampa Buddhist Centre. Luma is a well loved for her humility as well as her energy and joy in sharing Buddha’s instructions. Her practical and uplifting teachings make meditation and modern Buddhism accessible to all, enabling people from all walks of life to solve their daily problems through developing inner peace.
A Brief History of Time: Chamber Landscapes
Date Fri 8th Mar 2019 to Mon 11th Mar 2019
To be human is to make music.

Australian indigenous people have the oldest living tradition on the planet. They have been singing for millennia, their music passing through thousands of generations of ears, hands, and hearts.

In Western classical music, we speak of ‘early’ music; music from the Middle Ages to the Enlightenment.

A brief history of time sets Western early music, up to a millennium old, within the time-expanding universe of indigenous music making. Here, we are the youngsters.

The musicians for A Brief History Of Time come from different cultures, generations and genres. They are distinguished not only by their extraordinary skill, but also by their generosity and courage as artists.

Listen with us through performances where time, place and belief converge in sound.

Various concerts across the 4 days, please visit website for further details.
Opera Mouse
Date Sat 9th Mar 2019
Tilly Mouse lives under an opera house, and she just loves to sing! Her dream is to perform on stage.
But whenever anybody sees her, they scream and run away.

With determination, imagination and help from her friends, Tilly proves that even a mouse can be a star! Featuring arias from several operas, including Gianni Schicchi, Carmen and The Magic Flute.

★★★★ BroadwayBaby.com. ★★★★★ FringeReview.ca. “Hidden gem” FringeReview.co.uk.
★★★★★ “Children will love this show. Grown-ups will love this show. Opera Mouse is a simple tale simply told — but told with such warmth, skill and speed that the audience is engaged, amused and thoroughly entertained” The Edinburgh Reporter
Sculptors @ Crystal Lake Symposium
Date Sat 6th Apr 2019 to Sun 14th Apr 2019
Nine Australian sculptors transforming stone into sculpture over 9 days under Artistic Director Silvio Apponyi. Crystal Lake gallery art and sculpture exhibition and sales. Sculpting workshops, Family days with children's activities, Melbas chocolate sculpting, participate in photo competition, picnic in the park. Visit the website.
Beer and Bite Festival
Date Sun 7th Apr 2019
The Beer and Bite Festival is an annual beer and food festival in the town of Gumeracha in the Adelaide Hills.

The Beer and Bite Festival is the largest beer and food event in the hills boasting over 15 breweries from around australia and the world as well as cider, wine and even a cool cocktail bar area for those who arent huge fans of beer.

As the name suggests we have a large selection of amazing food including pigs on spits, gourmet burgers, ribs, paella, curry, loads of international flavours and some of the Adelaide Hills best kept culinary secrets.

We also have our signature Beer Hall, music and loads of fun for the whole family.
Hymns & Classics
Date Sun 14th Apr 2019
A concert of classic masterpieces performed by Hahndorf Town Band and classic support vocalists, with community hymn singing together with the backing of a full brass band in the historic St Paul's Lutheran Church at Hahndorf.
2019 Oakbank Easter Saturday
Date Sat 20th Apr 2019
Easter Saturday at Oakbank is one of the jewels in the South Australian racing calendar.

The Easter Racing Carnival has been one of South Australia’s premier social and sporting occasions for almost 150 years, and the annual pilgrimage to the Adelaide Hills track is for many a family tradition that goes back generations. Uniquely among SA race courses, racegoers can bring their own picnics and barbeques, and by the time racing begins the car park is awash with marquees, tents and barbeques as families and friends soak up the unique country racing atmosphere.

Oakbank Easter Saturday will feature the Great Eastern Steeplechase. Gates will open at 7am.

Transport
The easiest way to get to and from the Oakbank Easter Carnival. One way bus transport is just $10, with a return fare only $20.
Transport is available from the following locations:
The Maid
Alma Tavern
Feathers Hotel
Tower Hotel
Scenic Hotel
Uraidla Hotel
City Central Bus Station
Arkaba Hotel
The Crafers
The Stirling
Stanley Bridge Tavern
The Gully Public House and Garden
The Barker Hotel
German Arms Hotel
Great Eastern Hotel
The Highway
2019 Oakbank Easter Monday
Date Mon 22nd Apr 2019
The Easter Racing Carnival has been one of South Australia’s premier social and sporting occasions for almost 150 years, and the annual pilgrimage to the Adelaide Hills track is for many a family tradition that goes back generations. Uniquely among SA race courses, racegoers can bring their own picnics and barbeques, and by early morning the car park is awash with marquees, tents and barbeques as families and friends soak up the unique country racing atmosphere.

A family-oriented event, the Easter Racing Carnival has plenty of activities and entertainment designed especially for kids, including rides and amusements, an animal petting zoo, face painting, Kelly Sports and roving entertainers.

Oakbank Racing Club offers a range of options for racegoers wanting the experience the thrill of high-quality racing in an idyllic Adelaide Hills setting. These include general admission tickets, the famous Punters’ Retreat, corporate boxes, reserved private marquees, with packages available for one or both days of the Carnival.

For more information on the 2019 event, contact the Oakbank Racing Club on (08) 8388 4072 or email info@oakbankracingclub.com.au
Lutheran Churches in Hahndorf - Annual Open Doors Weekend
Date Sat 27th Apr 2019 to Sun 28th Apr 2019
Open Doors Weekend is a special weekend in South Australia where you can enter buildings not normally open to the public. It is part of the lead up to History Month.
This easy paced walking tour takes you inside St Michael's and St Paul's Lutheran churches and to the forgotten Lutheran church off the main street. A comfortable distance of 1.5km down our beautiful avenue of trees.

Understand the reason for the immigration of the Old Lutherans and why they left their homeland to come to South Australia in 1838, (and then Klemzig) to come up to the Adelaide Hills.

Understand the imagery of the churches and the intriguing stories of the village and these special places of worship.
A never before seen special display of the images and photos of Pastors in Hahndorf since 1839 (except for 1!) Can you help?

Refreshment provided. Discount sheet provided for the village. Book early!
Dirty Weekend
Date Sat 27th Apr 2019 to Sun 28th Apr 2019
Join 350 mountain bikers for an awesome weekend at Cudlee Creek forest, just out of Adelaide. Over the weekend you'll be riding some of the best mountain bike trails SA has to offer.

Team up with friends or ride solo and choose from a range of ride options, including 6hr, 12hr or SA's only 24 hour mountain bike challenge. There's even an E-MTB 3 hour challenge. With an event village setup, including mechanical support, food stalls, live music and much more, just bring your bike and hit the trails!
Hahndorf Band Festival
Date Sat 11th May 2019
The event, now in its twelfth year, is the major ‘entertainment’ contest for community bands on the South Australian band calendar, and has now made its mark as a regular feature of the cultural calendar in this historic Adelaide Hills town.

The Hahndorf Band Festival will be held on Saturday 11th May 2019 in the landmark Hahndorf Pioneer Memorial Gardens, located in the main street.

On-stage entertainment will begin at 10.30 a.m. and will feature the Hahndorf Town Band with at least six other bands from around South Australia each performing a 30 minute entertainment programme designed to woo the audience and impress the adjudicator.

Entrance is FREE, and the public can enjoy local live community music, and soak up the festival atmosphere in the park, with food, drink and market stalls available, all within Hahndorf’s popular main street precinct.

This event brings together the wonderful talents of our state’s community musicians, soloists, and conductors for what is always a most memorable and enjoyable day of music, entertainment and camaraderie.

What a great day to spend in Hahndorf!
F***WERK and other architecture in Hahndorf
Date Sat 11th May 2019 to Sat 25th May 2019
There are some excellent examples of Fachwerk construction in Hahndorf.

Sharon from Hahndorf Walking Tours will be taking guests to various locations in the village to visit those sites. Included is a 30 minute talk and demonstration.
The 10.30am tour will include a demonstration of hand hewing lumber using traditional woodworking tools. The 2.00pm tour will show cutting a mortise and tenon joint.

This part of the tour will be undertaken by Mr Chris Hein, who has an Advanced Masters degree in Archaeological Science from ANU, and whose experimental archaeology thesis project
(a Fachwerk frame) will be displayed. Refreshment provided.
Uraidla & Summertown Country Show
Date Sun 3rd Nov 2019
The Uraidla & Summertown Show - Sunday, 3 November 2019

Enjoy a family day out for everyone with all the attractions of an old-fashioned country show just up the hill from the Adelaide CBD.

Experience a taste of country life with agricultural displays, fresh fruit and veggies available from local farmers, log chopping competitions and a traditional Devonshire Tea.



The Show will offer visitors a huge variety; catering for all tastes, featuring an action packed line-up of entertainment, family activities, rides, market stalls, exhibits, competitions, delicious food options and some of the best wine from Adelaide Hills region, there will be something for every member of the family!

Bands and local musicians will provide entertainment throughout the day, while more unique events including an old fashioned Tiersman Challenge will keep punters entertained throughout the day.

Incorporating the Uraidla Sustainability Fair, showcasing sustainable lifestyle options and a wide array of industry expert’s presentations.

Visitors can relax in the shade by the food and wine tents, experiencing the best local wines whist listening to music from talented local artists.

Its going to be a fun day, check out our website for show times and entry fees.

All British Day 2020
Date Sun 9th Feb 2020
All British Day 2020 will be held on Sunday 9th February.
A multi-club, picnic day in the Adelaide Hills with hundreds of British vehicles from 1900 to the present day, including cars, motorbikes, commercials, farming and stationery engines plus displays and entertainment for all ages.

In 2020 we celebrate the Armstrong -Siddeley marque - more info later.

Held in the beautiful Adelaide Hills at Echunga Oval, after a drive into the Hills, our Trade stands and local food bring a fete atmosphere to Echunga.
We encourage youngsters to attend and will have things for them to do - we will advise these when confirmed.
Visitors have free parking and car display will be ready for public entry from 10.30am to 3pm.

The proceeds go to charities and good causes, so come along and support this event.
Entrants can apply via the website when entries open in early October - Visitors can just turn up on the day.
Further information via Facebook or our website.
See you in Feb 2020!