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Summer Reading Club 2018/19 at the Millicent Public Library
Date Sat 1st Dec 2018 to Thu 31st Jan 2019
1st December 2018 to 31st January 2019 – Summer Reading Club at the Millicent Public Library
Join us for the Fun of the Summer Reading Club, register at counter of the Millicent Public Library, take your age appropriate booklet, once ten books have been read, return reading log and receive a prize.
Theme: Discover a New World - Explore and Connect with a curiosity of creatures at your library and online.
Participants and invited to the Celebration Party on the 1st Saturday in February 2019

For more information contact Millicent Public Library.
North Meets South - Exhibition
Date Wed 5th Dec 2018 to Fri 4th Jan 2019
Our next Exhibition - a photographic exhibition North meets South: featuring the outstanding photography of Alex Window and Graeme Mellor, award winning Limestone Coast Photographers, looks great and almost ready for the opening on Sunday December 2nd at 2pm. We would love to welcome you to the gallery to celebrate with our photographers.
Beachport Film Society presents - Crazy Rich Asians
Date Fri 14th Dec 2018
The Beachport Cinema is a fantastic Old Style Cinema. And the Beachport Film Society holds films on the fourth Friday of every month from February to November.
And Special Times for December & January

The MOVIE this month is "Crazy Rich Asians"

New Members are always Welcome.
Membership is $80 for the year.
Non Members are welcome to join us at $12 per film.
Bring a Plate to share for supper.
Thankyou for your Support
Island to Inland - Riddoch Art Gallery - Mt Gambier
Date Fri 14th Dec 2018 to Sun 27th Jan 2019
Islands are by nature hermetic and that seclusion, coupled with majestic natural surroundings can be a powerful muse to the creative soul.

Thus the symmetry of Kangaroo Island: 4500 square kilometres, half of it natural ecosystems and, 4500 residents, half seemingly artists in some form.

Ten of the island’s visual artists are bringing ‘mainlanders’ a glimpse of the isolation and inspiration of island life in Island to Inland: contemporary art from Kangaroo Island, which will open at Flinders University City Gallery during SALA Festival 2017 and then be toured by Country Arts SA.

The artists are creating new works on the theme of ‘isolation and inspiration’ for the exhibition, curated by Eleanor Scicchitano, Visual Arts Coordinator, Country Arts South Australia and Celia Dottore, Exhibitions Manager, Flinders University Art Museum and City Gallery University.

Riddoch Gallery - Mt Gambier - 14 Dec 2018 - 27 Jan 2019.
clOSe QuarteRs @ The Royal Oak Hotel
Date Fri 14th Dec 2018
oons in the Saloon takes a sharp left turn on Friday December 14.

We're damn excited to be hosting the Australian String Quartet in dining room of the ROAK!

This event is a fundraiser for the Penola Coonawarra Arts Festival. In anticipation of a busy evening, we've offered a donation to the Arts Festival so come for a feed before the show

Dinner will be from 6pm so that we can have everyone fed before the performance starts, then settle back with a bottle of wine and some tasty cheese while the ASQ weave their magic.


Thanks for making this possible Country Arts SA.
Australian String Quartet
Date Sat 15th Dec 2018
Celebrate Summer with a captivating twilight concert at the Riddoch Art Gallery, Mt Gambier with the Australian String Quartet (ASQ).

Following a whirlwind tour to Italy, the ASQ will bring a selection of its favourite music to South Australia to celebrate the festive season in style.

For over 30 years, the ASQ has created unforgettable string quartet performances for national and international audiences. Dedicated to musical excellence with a distinctly Australian character, its purpose is to create chemistry and amplify intimacy through experiences that connect people with string quartet music.The distinct sound of the ASQ is enhanced by a matched set of 18th century Guadagnini instruments, on loan for the Quartet's exclusive use through the generosity of UKARIA.

The culmination of the ASQ's Limestone Coast summer resdiency, don’t miss this special opportunity to hear four of Australia’s finest musicians in concert.

Duration: 70 minutes plus interval

Mount Gambier, Riddoch Art Gallery: 15 December 2018, 5.30pm
The Australian String Quartet will conduct a summer residency in the Limestone Coast December 12 – 15 2018.

Millicent Christmas Street Party & Market
Date Sat 15th Dec 2018
IT's BACK !!!!!!!!!

Yes the Millicent Christmas Street Party and Market returns in 2018.

New and exciting but with all the fun we look forward to at this event.

After a brief hiatus due to lack of available organisers,
5THE FM has decided to return this family event to you.

When Saturday 15th December
Where Railway Tce Millicent
Time Twilight 6 pm

Stalls food, drinks, icecrwam, donuts available

FREE sausage sizzle for children under 12

Featuring a live Nativity at sunset, performed by Millicent Lutheran Church.

Please call or leave a message to book stalls or to support this event however you can.

We look forward to hearing from you and celebrating the return of this important community event.

More details will follow.
2018 Bordertown Cup
Date Sun 16th Dec 2018
The annual Bordertown Cup is a great excuse to get together with family and friends to toast the festive season.

Bordertown is renowned for its specialty Sunday sessions at the races, with the Pavilion a popular meeting spot.

As usual we will be holding the popular Fashion At The Races competition with excellent prizes, including a $1000 womenswear cash prize, so come dressed to impress.

There will be live music and free kids entertainment.
Carols in the Shearing Shed
Date Sun 16th Dec 2018
7.30pm in the Shearing Pavilion at the Millicent Showgrounds

Guest items, children’s segment, community carol singing.

Collection to aid local charities. Please bring own chairs. Cancer Support Group candles for sale. Free Admission.
World Series Sprintcars at Borderline Speedway
Date Fri 28th Dec 2018
Borderline Speedway will see one of its biggest crowds for the season as race fans gather for Round Three of the World Series to witness the best in the business from Australia and overseas.

Watch local & international drivers put on an action packed show! Don't miss this one!

Naracoorte Family Race Day
Date Sun 30th Dec 2018
Join us at Naracoorte Racing Club for our Sunday race meet on the 30th of December. Because there’s nothing like a day at The Races. Full bar and catering facilities are available.

Free kids activities from 12 til 4 including Kelly Sports, face painting and jumping castle weather permitting.
Beachport VACSWIM Lessons
Date Wed 2nd Jan 2019 to Wed 9th Jan 2019
VACSWIM SA is a South Australian Government supported program which provides primary school aged children with opportunities to develop a range of skills and positive experiences in the areas of water safety, confidence and competence in the water, personal survival activities and basic aquatic emergency procedures.



The program is conducted by qualified instructors in controlled environments located at school pools, public and private pools, beaches and lakes throughout South Australia.

Enjoy a lifetime of safe recreation on, in and around the water by enrolling your children in the 2018 SA Water VACSWIM program.

Kingston SE Foreshore Festival
Date Sat 5th Jan 2019
The inaugural Kingston SE Foreshore Festival is being held on Saturday the 5th January 2019 on the foreshore in front of the Lighthouse.

Quality fun and entertainment for the whole family beginning at 2pm until 11pm.

Headlining the 2019 festival entertainment is 2018 CMC Australian Artist of the Year, Adam Brand, local Limestone Coast musician Louise Adams, Adelaide Band ‘Happy Leonards’ and South Australian musicians Bec Willis and Jon Peters.

Unlimited Children’s activities and entertainment includes; ‘George the Farmer’, a Bucking Bull, a Mobile Zoo, inflatable castles, Face-painting and a Magic Show.

There will be a separate children’s zone with parent’s room and facilities, serviced by an individual food & drink stall.

Other key information about the festival:
•Lighting the night sky at 9pm will be a fireworks display.


•Fully catered event: food & drink stalls, bar facilities, wine & VIP Chill Out Zone, Music and Motion activated wristbands, Bean Bags.

Bordertown Race Day
Date Wed 9th Jan 2019
Join us at Bordertown Racing Club for our Wednesday race meet on the 9th of January 2019. Because there’s nothing like a day at The Races. Full bar and catering facilities are available.
Cape Jaffa Seafood and Wine Festival
Date Sun 13th Jan 2019
The second Sunday in January sees the fishing community of Cape Jaffa burst into life with the Cape Jaffa Seafood and Wine Festival.



This festival promises all the seafood, local produce and wine you could desire against the backdrop of the brilliant blue Southern Ocean. Indulge on Southern Rock Lobster, snapper pies, prawns and other fruits of the sea. For lovers of food from the land there will be plenty of barbecue treats and sweets, not to mention a huge array wines from the Mount Benson and Robe wine regions to compliment all that good food.

Live entertainment, photo opportunities with festival Lobster mascot and the annual kid's sandcastle building competition ensure it's a great day out for the entire family.

Don't miss the Limestone Coast social event of the year.

2019 Coonawarra Cup
Date Thu 17th Jan 2019
Summer is the time for South Australia's 'best country race meeting'.

Get your hats ready for the Coonawarra Cup! With over 3,000 visitors each year, come and experience a fun-filled day with fabulous local food, fine wine, fashion and friends.

Indulge in some track side hospitality and experience a great day out in one of South Australia's most iconic wine regions.
Kingston SE Lions Surf Fishing Contest
Date Sat 19th Jan 2019 to Thu 31st Jan 2019
The Kingston Surf Fishing Competition is held annually in Kingston SE. The competition offers 87kms of onshore fishing starting from Kingston and finishing in the Coorong National Park. Total prize pool up to $25,000 in value.
2019 Naracoorte Cup
Date Sun 10th Feb 2019
The 2019 Naracoorte Cup, an annual event held in Naracoorte, attracts race enthusiasts of all ages. The great location of the event makes it a must-see event.

Come along to Naracoorte Cup and join thousands of locals and visitors alike at the racecourse for a great day of fashion fun and the thrill of the race!

Enter the Nutrimetics Beauty Bar and Fashions at the races.
Gourmet food vans
Free kids activities
Live band from 4pm - 8pm
RUDIMENTAL "Toast To Our Differences"Tour 2019-Mt Gambier
Date Sun 10th Feb 2019
East London luminaries, Rudimental will be heading back to Australia for a national tour in February 2019, as part of their Toast To Our Differences world tour to celebrate the release of their new album that’s set to drop globally on January 25, 2019.
Performing an All Ages Event at The Old Mount Gambier Gaol in Mount Gambier, S.A on Sunday Feb 10
There’s a lot of love for these guys here in Australia (one of their best performing markets) and it’s been over two years since the full band last toured here. But the good news is, they’re pumped to get back to our shores after being reminded of just how fun our Aussie audiences are when they headlined Snowtunes with a DJ set earlier this month.

Piers Agget enthuses, "We can't wait to come out to Australia again. It feels like our second home, we're gonna be playing the new album and touring with new singers and bringing a new spin on that Rudimental vibe".
Tickets will go on sale at 11am on Wednesday October 10 through Ticketek.

Frances Folk Gathering
Date Sat 23rd Feb 2019 to Sun 24th Feb 2019
Each year on the last weekend in February, the tiny village of Frances (on the Victorian/South Australian border, about 50 kilometres south of Bordertown) opens its doors and its hearts to hold the Frances Folk Gathering - a huge collection of musicians, dancers, artists, buskers and just plain ordinary folk for a weekend of music, fun and laughter.

Most folk set up camp or park a caravan at the local oval for accommodation. Amenities there are basic but comfortable (toilets and showers, but no power) so come prepared to be reasonably self-sufficient. There are food stalls at the Frances Folk Gathering, and there is an excellent dining room at the local hotel.

The Frances Folk Gathering is about being in the festival, not just at it - there are plenty of opportunities to join in, whether it's as a performer, busker, a workshop, a competition, or just taking in the energy.
Bay Escape - Food, wine & lifestyle
Date Sat 23rd Feb 2019
A vibrant family-friendly festival that sees the main street of the small South Australian coastal town of Port Macdonnell filled with entertainers, stallholders, lifestyle vendors and the best food and wine from the Limestone Coast's many award-winning producers. A celebration of the coastal lifestyle.

Come to sample the lobster pies but stay for the entertainment!

The long-running event, previously known as the Bayside Festival, is famous for the Octopus Toss, where the bravest lads and lasses compete to throw the ungainly sea creature the furthest. The unique competition attracts thousands of spectators every year.
Blades of Glencoe
Date Sun 10th Mar 2019
Blades of Glencoe, 10th March 2019, at Glencoe Woolshed.
50 shearers, half of them women, over 1000 sheep, 40 stalls.
All-day live music
4 years since our last big day.
Fringe Mount Gambier Lift-Off Street Party
Date Fri 22nd Mar 2019 to Sat 23rd Mar 2019
Lifting off with a street party on Friday 22nd March, Fringe Mount Gambier will off a week-long festival of Open Access Art and Culture, promising artists who are bold and venues that are daring! Join in on the opening night fun with plenty of street food, bars, roving artists and crazy performances, including the people's busking stage.

You never know what you'll see, out on Commercial Street East.

Party at the Fringe, in the heart of the city.

Fringe Mount Gambier Showcase
Date Sat 23rd Mar 2019
Join us for a day and night of fun, free, family entertainment as we Showcase the best of local and travelling Fringe performances, as well as interactive visual arts, market stalls, street food vendors and bars and roving artists.
2019 Millicent Cup
Date Sun 31st Mar 2019
Racing Millicent Cup day is the day that Millicent district residents descend on the Penola Racecourse in their droves to celebrate Millicent’s biggest sporting and social event of the year.

An exciting day of action-packed racing for the whole family. The highlights on the track include the Millicent Cup with prize money of $35,000 and the Allen Liston Millicent Flying Handicap worth of $17,500.

Races will attract quality fields.

As usual we will be holding the popular Fashion At The Races competition with excellent prizes, including a $1000 womenswear cash prize, so come dressed to impress.

For all bookings and enquiries contact us via email or phone.

Geltwood Festival
Date Fri 5th Apr 2019 to Mon 8th Apr 2019
Millicent has a week of excitement and entertainment with the annual Geltwood Festival. This festival is a celebration and acknowledgement of the quilt making artisans and artists within the area.

During the week-long festival, local businesses will have a wide range of arts, crafts and quilting displayed in their shop windows or within their premises. There will also be music, food and story-telling.

People come from afar to enjoy the Geltwood Festival. You can take part in some exciting quilting workshops including learning to create your own Celtic knots and needle turn appliqué. Choose from the different workshops being offered throughout the week.

The Geltwood Festival is great for families with children's craft activities for all ages.

Learn a different skill from the different workshops and learn a step by step design process from the experts. Refer to event website for full details.
Geltwood Festival including Market & Family Day
Date Fri 5th Apr 2019 to Mon 8th Apr 2019
Geltwood Festival runs over the weekend of April with numerous exhibitions and workshops on offer and a wonderful Market held on the Sunday - 10amâ€׀pm George Street Millicent.
Numerous stalls selling fresh local produce, home-made goods, tasty treats, art, craft and lots more.
Entertainment will be provided by local musicians.
Beachport Market Day
Date Sat 20th Apr 2019 to Sat 2nd Nov 2019
Visit Beachport and take time to wonder through the Beachport Market held in Railway Terrace, featuring local produce such as honey, spices, homemade cooking, handicraft items, and jewellery, something for all the family. Open 9.00am to 1.00pm.
2019 Penola Cup
Date Sun 21st Apr 2019
What better way to spend Easter Sunday than amongst the vines of the Coonawarra? Watch some fantastic racing while the children enjoy the entertainment at the track.

Organise your friends to be part of a great social day out.

- Free shuttle bus from town and back
- Fashion at the Races great local prizes

Family friendly - full of fun activities for the kids including:
- A visit from the Easter Bunny
- Easter egg hunt
- Kids races
- Face painting
- Bouncy castle
2019 Mount Gambier Gold Cup Carnival
Date Fri 10th May 2019
Come join us at the 2019 Mount Gambier Gold Cup Carnival.

Experience the real thunder of the hooves as the thoroughbreds pass by. Unite with the crowd cheering on your favourite. Have a flutter at the various on-course TAB and Book Maker facilities provided.

Watch the passion and the emotions of the winning owners, trainers, and jockeys, race sponsors and delighted patrons as the carnival provides prizes totalling over AUD225,000.
Penola Coonawarra Arts Festival
Date Thu 16th May 2019 to Sun 19th May 2019
The Penola Festival Association Incorporated is a voluntary, non-profit organisation that in 2019 will conduct its 28th Penola Coonawarra Arts Festival.



Each year the Penola Coonawarra Arts Festival attract major events and exhibitions appealing to a broad audience. We are fortunate to be one of the few festivals in regional South Australia that has the potential to generate significant cultural tourism with an easily recognisable wine brand in Coonawarra and the fine food of the Limestone Coast.

Events include Co-Opera, a comprehensive Family Programme , AUD10000.00 John Shaw Neilson Acquisitive Art Prize, Festival Design Prize, Coonawarra Hall Music Night of Shenanigans, Literary Events and many more art exhibitions, competitions, food and wine.

The events are held in a variety of venues and will appeal to families, children, art lovers and all festival goers.

Celebrate Senior's Month
Date Tue 1st Oct 2019 to Thu 31st Oct 2019
A range of events are running throughout the whole month of October. Some of these events include:

Official Opening, live music and entertainment.
Banksia House Fete and Open Day.
Open Day at the Radio Station 5THEFM 107.7.
Walk Heart Foundation.
Movie Day.
Lunch at the Somerset Hotel.
Come and try painting class.
Cake Bake off Competition.
Combined Church Service.
Sing-along including light lunch.
Jewellery making event.
Bus trip To Beachport Museum and barbecue.
Walk and barbecue at Lake McIntyre.
Trivia Day.
Millicent TAFE South Australia Open Day.
High Tea 'Down Memory Lane'.
Seniors of the Year Award Presentation.

Contact the Wattle Range Council for information on individual events.
Millicent Basketball Junior Carnival Weekend
Date Sat 19th Oct 2019 to Sun 20th Oct 2019
Junior Participant across South Australia and Victoria come to compete at Basketball Stadiums throughout the Wattle Range Council region.


Organised by the Millicent & District Basketball Asssociation . It proves a massive weekend of Basketball a the Millicent 'Peter Seebohm' Basketabll Stadium at McLaughlin Park.