Regional Tourism Guide for theMurray River
New South Wales , Australia  
Scene Changes - A Comic Farce On Stage, and Off
Date Fri 9th Nov 2018 to Sat 17th Nov 2018
Missed cues, dodgy sets, absent sound effects and misplaced props are ordinarily a Director's nightmare, and in this original play, there is no shortage of mishaps.

Scene Changes is set on the opening night performance of, “The Curse of the Ming Vase,” a period murder mystery performed by the fictional Crampston Regional Amateur Performers.

The audience is first treated to a backstage view of the cast and crew as they prepare to wow the audience. Of course, with such an eccentric cast of characters both on the stage and off, everything has to (and will) go wrong.

After intermission, the tables are turned, literally, and the audience will get to see the consequences on stage of all the mistakes that have been made.

Written and produced locally, it is great family entertainment.

Sip 'n' Sew Social Group
Date Wed 14th Nov 2018
Bring your own craft projects and enjoy a tea and coffee and chat at the informal friendly fortnightly Sip 'n' Sew sessions. Held fortnightly on a Wednesday from 10:00am to 3:00pm.

A great way to meet new people. Tea and coffee provided.
Wednesday Poker at Numurkah Golf and Bowls Club
Date Wed 14th Nov 2018
Whether you are a first timer, amateur or ‘pro’ player, try bluffing, raising or playing short stacked. It is perfect for those who just want to have a good time. Everyone is welcome.

Registration opens from 6:00pm for a 7:00pm start.

Season Venue Leader Board Winner receives an Australian Poker Tour (ATP) Package to either Sydney, Brisbane or Gold Coast dependent on the time of the year. Checkout The Scoop for the latest Poker Nation season and event prizes.
Tatura 200 Charity Bike Ride and Walk
Date Sat 17th Nov 2018
The Tatura 200 Charity Bike Ride and Walk, affectionately known as the Tat 200, was an initiative of the Tatura Milk Industries board aimed at extending its community support beyond its traditional stakeholders.

You are invited to ride or walk a variety of distances, the most illustrious of which is the 200 kilometre ride. The event caters to all levels of fitness, so you are encouraged to challenge yourself or enjoy a fun day out with family and friends. Try the new Gears and Graze Ride, and spend a leisurely afternoon amongst the vines at Longleat Wines.

Last year the event raised over $120,000 for charities, groups and organisations in the Goulburn Valley and surrounds.

To ensure you receive a jersey or running shirt with your registration, please register by 1 October 2018.
Nathalia and District Poultry Auction
Date Sat 17th Nov 2018
is held the third Saturday of every second month from March to November each year.
Sundries from 9:30am followed by the Poultry Auction at approximately 10:00am.

The Barmah Forest Heritage and Education Center in Nathalia no longer take bookings for this event please contact Mick Rudge via:

Phone: 0401 897 923

NADDCO Nathalia Market
Date Sat 17th Nov 2018
has changed locations and now will be held in the Blake Street Plantation Area, the now central location has attracted an impressive 40 stall holders this month.

Plants, seedlings, cactus and succulents, rawleighs, animal nursery, natural soaps, books, jewelry art and craft needs, candles, buttons, jock and socks, Maybale's Quillows, sports memorabilia, footy photos, pets treats, cleaning products, kitchen equipment, kids toys, fresh produce, jams, pickles, honey, fruit and vegetables.

NADDCO Nathalia Market will now be held bi-monthly on the third Saturday of month from 8:00am to 1:00pm in the North End Plantation area in Blake Street.

Some stall sites available contact Roy for more details.

Remember to check out the poultry auction which is on at the Nathalia Recreation Reserve in Park street as well.
Numurkah Lions Club Foreshore Market
Date Sat 17th Nov 2018
The Lions club Market is held bi-monthly on the third Saturday of each even month.

Market opens at 8:00am to 1:00pm.

Featuring Local produce and other traders.

Food and fun activities available.

Movies at Numurkah November Movie Night
Date Sat 17th Nov 2018
Join the Numurkah Film Society for a great night out and a chance to meet people. Their November screening will feature The Rocketeer, 1991. Rated PG.

Cliff Secord is a cocky stunt pilot in love with a beautiful actress, Jenny Blake. When he discovers a jet pack hidden in a biplane, Cliff straps on the rocket, dons a flashy helmet and becomes the high-flying hero known as The Rocketeer. But when Nazis want to use the rocket as a weapon, Cliff must use his alter ego to both protect Jenny from an evil actor and save the day in this period adventure based on the comic books by Dave Stevens.
November Movie Night Movie #2
Date Sat 17th Nov 2018
Join the Numurkah Film Society for a great night out and a chance to meet people. Their November screening number two will feature The Darkest Hour, 2017. Rated PG.

A thrilling and inspiring true story begins at the precipice of World War II as, within days of becoming Prime Minister of Great Britain, Winston Churchill (Academy Award nominee Gary Oldman) must face one of his most turbulent and defining trials: exploring a negotiated peace treaty with Nazi Germany, or standing firm to fight for the ideals, liberty and freedom of a nation. As the unstoppable Nazi forces roll across Western Europe and the threat of invasion is imminent, and with an unprepared public, a skeptical King, and his own party plotting against him, Churchill must withstand his darkest hour, rally a nation, and attempt to change the course of world history.
Massive Murray Paddle - Incorporating the Murray Marathon
Date Mon 19th Nov 2018 to Fri 23rd Nov 2018
The Massive Murray Paddle is an amazing five-day paddling adventure that raises funds to assist local community driven programs.

This paddle is 404 kilometres over five days down the Mighty Murray River. It starts at Yarrawonga and finishes at Swan Hill, passing through beautiful towns like Tocumwal and Echuca.

This paddle has been running for 50 years and assists many people and community groups in need. You can paddle the full distance 404 kilometres or you can choose to paddle only one day or half days.

The event runs from Monday to Friday and for 2018 is on November 19 to 23.

You can paddle a canoe, sea kayak, surf-ski, out rigger, stand up paddle board, surf boat, prone paddle board or any home-made paddle craft you have made in your shed.

Join the Massive Murray Paddle for this amazing five day adventure. The 2016 and 2017 events raised over $283,600 for charity and community services.
Social Art Group Numurkah
Date Mon 19th Nov 2018
Bring your own art projects, paints, easels or just come for coffee and a chat at an informal friendly weekly art sessions. Come and meet fellow district artists. Tea and coffee provided.

Weekly on a Monday from 1:00pm to 4:00pm.
Alison Percy - Captured Landscapes
Date Tue 20th Nov 2018 to Sun 16th Dec 2018
Capturing the Australian landscape while exposed to the elements as it rapidly changes, is truly a wondrous experience - it brings immediacy to the work.

The layering of calligraphic line is artist Alison Percy's felt response to the evident change in season across many visits to Alpine areas and North East Victoria, and was the catalyst for this exhibition. The use of intuiative fluid line reflects an honest connection through her as an artist into the work.
Albury Wodonga Health Tresillian Parents and Babies Service Celebration
Date Tue 20th Nov 2018
A celebration of 100 years of Tresillian, 30 years of the Parents and Baby Unit and five years of AWH Tresillian Parents and Babies Service.

Lots of family friendly activities including: Keynote speakers, market stalls, face painting, lucky door prizes, major raffle, health professionals on site, sausage sizzle, 100 goodie bags, display of history of service and dance performance by Starlings Dance Connections.
Movie Afternoon at Yarroweyah
Date Wed 21st Nov 2018
Are you a movie buff? Yarroweyah Memorial Hall committee host a movie on the third Wednesday of the month at the Yarroweyah Memorial Hall from 1:30pm to 4:00pm.

Gather your friends for a wonderful afternoon of movies with the friendly community of Yarroweyah.

Afternoon tea is available after the movie.
Chat and Sew Yarroweyah
Date Thu 22nd Nov 2018
Chat and Sew group encourage everyone with an interest in craft to bring their current project along to work on.

Members provide advice to others regarding their different skills and interests.

Everyone is welcome, some people are happy just to chat and enjoy the company of others. The group meet on alternative Thursdays form 10:00am to 3:00pm . Bring your own lunch,tea and coffee and enjoy a day out with this friendly group

Date Fri 23rd Nov 2018 to Sun 25th Nov 2018
The 26th anniversary celebration of the Shepparton Springnats returns to the Shepparton Showgrounds on the traditional last weekend of November.

This year promises to be bigger than ever for the famous Shepparton event with many inclusions to mark this milestone event. The Shepparton Springnats is Victoria's largest performance car festival that provides the true motor vehicle enthusiast with the opportunity to display their skills and vehicles against other enthusiasts in a safe, controlled and friendly environment.

The Shepparton Springnats will again be all about admiring the best cars in the land including Street Machines, Hot Rods, Kustoms, Restored / Authentic, as well as imports. Spend quality time with family and friends, whilst witnessing some of the most powerful cars compete side by side in high octane action events such as Go To Whoa, Autokana, Indoor and Outdoor Show N Shine, Dyno Challenge, Autofest Corkscrew and everyone's favourite, the fiercely competitive Burnout Title.
CLB3X3 Cobram
Date Fri 23rd Nov 2018 to Sun 25th Nov 2018
CLB3X3 basketball and Cobram Barooga Business and Tourism brings you three days of 3X3 action, slam dunks, three point shoot outs and world ranking points.

From Friday 23 November to Sunday 25 November, athletes, spectators and families from all over the Cobram region will converge at St Joseph’s Primary School.

This event is aimed at all ages and all abilities, the sport of 3X3 basketball is a great way for people from all over the area to get involved and have some fun. CLB3X3 have been engaged to bring the outdoor 3x3 set up to the Cobram region with a three day event that will combine elite sport with grassroots to bring you a festival of 3X3 action along with pre-registered games and free for all participation with their three point shoot outs, slam dunk contests and mini clinics.
Cobram Lions Log Cabin Market
Date Sat 24th Nov 2018
Cobram Lions Log Cabin Market is an outdoor market with over 40 stalls raising money for Cobram Lions Club.

A huge variety of stalls in the beautiful setting of Federation Park offering local produce and crafts, tools, plants, clothing, household goods, pet supplies, jewellery, soaps, candles and more.

Held on the last Saturday of the month from 8:00am with specialty markets on holiday weekends.
Murray Quad Peaches and Cream Paddle
Date Sat 24th Nov 2018
The Yarrawonga Mulwala Amateur Canoe Club will once again host the Murray Quad, which has changed its format to concentrate on two events a paddle and a run held over two days.

It all begins on Saturday the 24 November with the Peaches and Cream Paddle 25km paddle down the Murray River from Cobram to Tocumwal. Choose one of four methods to complete your journey, plus half distance 12km: single blades (canoe, outriggers, dragon boats), double blades (kayak, surf ski), stand up paddleboard or backwards (rowing skull, coxless or coxed rowing, surfboat).

Then on the Sunday morning the event moves to Yarrawonga for the Running of the Black Bull Festival were participants can do four seerate runs over, 10.55km, 7km and 2km.

These events can be done individually or do both as part of a relay or as an individual for a chance to be the first King and Queen of the Murray for the person with fastest combined time for the 25km paddle and 21.1km run.
Big River, Little Stories - Live music and lake cruise
Date Sat 24th Nov 2018
PS Cumberoona are excited to have Simon Marks aboard PS Cumberoona to perform his latest album, Big River Little Stories album.

Simon Marks began his career with an invite to perform as part of the West Coast Blues and Roots Festival in 2009. Five albums later, Simon is lucky enough to have performed across five continents playing everywhere from festivals, to bars, house concerts, country halls, art galleries and even sinking ship, there is always another story to be written for this singer/songwriter.

Along the way there have also been opportunities to work with some amazing artists including: Dave Johnson (Carus/The Fling) Angus Diggs (Jeff Lang/Mia Dyson) (Syd Green (19-Twenty), Ben Franz (The Waifs).

Tickets include a two course dinner and a three hour sunset cruise aboard an Australian paddle wheeler with all the sounds of years gone by, enjoyed by Australia's best story teller.
Swan Hill Rotary Market
Date Sun 25th Nov 2018
If you are looking for a bargain or unique treasure, then a visit to the Swan Hill Rotary Club Market is a must to do while you are in the Swan Hill region.

The Swan Hill Rotary Club Market is held on the third Sunday of the month at the Swan Hill Railway Car Park.

There are around 30 stalls selling bric a brac, plants, produce, assorted goods, books, craft, clothes, local produce and much much more.

A gold coin donation upon entry is appreciated.
Murray Quad Running of the Black Bull Festival
Date Sun 25th Nov 2018
The Yarrawonga Mulwala Amateur Canoe Club will once again host the Murray Quad, which has changed its format to concentrate on two events a paddle and a run held over two days. It all begins on Saturday 24 November with the Peaches and Cream Paddle 25 kilometre paddle down the Murray River from Cobram to Tocumwal.

Then on Sunday 25 November the event moves to Yarrawonga for the Running of the Black Bull Festival held along Lake Mulwala and Silverwoods Golf and lifestyle resort
four great courses to choose from: 21.1 kilometre Running of the Black Bull Half Marathon, 10.55 kilometre Quarter Marathon (Do the Q), seven kilometre Yarrawonga Mulwala Tourism and Business Trail Run and two kilometre Macca’s Kids/Parents Fun Run.

These events can be done individually or do both as part of a relay or as an individual for a chance to be the first King and Queen of the Murray for the person with fastest combined time for the 25 kilometre paddle and 21.1 kilometre run.
Making Boomerang Bags Numurkah
Date Wed 28th Nov 2018
Would you like to join a group of volunteers to help cut, sew, stitch or iron for an exciting community project? Boomerang bags are made using recycled materials to provide a sustainable alternative to plastic bags.

If you have a sewing machine and are able to, please bring it along with you.

A great way to make new friends.

Tea and coffee provided.

Christmas Parties on the PS Cumberoona
Date Fri 30th Nov 2018 to Thu 13th Dec 2018
Enjoy a shared party experience aboard an authentic Australian paddle steamer with everything organised for you. Why not secure the best vessel on Lake Mulwala / Yarrawonga for a relaxed setting, where you can unwind with a beverage, admire the sunset and dance the night away to live music all whilst cruising. Choose the best date, at the best price with the special Christmas party pack for groups of six or more.

Wonderful two course christmas buffet of hot roasts, vegetables, plum pudding dessert, tea and coffee live music by local artist Daine Runnalls.

Two and half hour cruise departing Yarrawonga Foreshore at 7:00 to 9:30pm.

Bookings essential. Private charters are also available.

Please contact via email for further information.
McRae Motors Wodonga Gold Cup
Date Fri 30th Nov 2018
The McRae Motors Wodonga Gold Cup is Wodonga’s premier social event where the city stops to celebrate. This is a magnificent social day to simply relax and enjoy the picturesque surrounds of the Racing Wodonga Precinct.

With the City of Wodonga enjoying a public holiday, make sure you are here to experience everything the day has to offer. Join in the excitement, colour and fashion that the McRae Motors Wodonga Gold Cup is renowned for and, it is right at your doorstep.

There are several on course packages available to suit groups of all sizes, from the ever popular all-inclusive package, right through to a tailor made packages designed specifically to suit your group’s individual needs. The choice is yours.

Lock Friday November 30 into your calendar right now, and do not miss the premier event of the year.
The Breakfast Series - Victorian Cross Border Commissioner
Date Fri 30th Nov 2018
Council's final Business Breakfast event for the year with the newly appointed Victorian Cross Border Commissioner Luke Wilson.

Business Breakfast event with a guest speaker, hot cooked breakfast and a great chance to network with business people from the local community.
Christmas Monster Market
Date Sat 1st Dec 2018
The annual Christmas Monster Market will be held at the Yarrawonga Foreshore. Running from 8:30am to 1:30pm.

The Christmas Monster Market offers a large variety of stalls and the opportunity for some last minute Christmas shopping for some quirky items. There are some fun rides and petting zoo to entertain the children.

With the gorgeous backdrop of Lake Mulwala, why not make a day of it and pack yourself a picnic lunch and bring along some fold out chairs and really soak up the atmosphere.
Nathalia Christmas Market
Date Sat 1st Dec 2018
Nathalia’s Annual Christmas Market takes place on Saturday 1 December at the Plantation, Blake Street, Nathalia.

Take the family along and celebrate in all the festivities, with live music and plenty of kids activities among the many free things to do. Impress loved ones with your thoughtful, unique gift-giving this Christmas, there will be local stallholders offering handmade wares, fresh produce and plenty of delicious morsels to keep your energy up in the midst of Christmas shopping.

Santa is taking some time out of his busy end-of-year schedule to make an appearance at Nathalia's very own Christmas Market.

Showcasing the best of Nathalia. Shop local, support local.
Patchwork Quilts on Melville Street
Date Sat 1st Dec 2018 to Sun 2nd Dec 2018
Wander down the main street and marvel at the massive amounts of time, precision and patients our local and surrounds put into the fine art of Patchworking . For two days only a range of beautiful Patchwork Quilts in all manner of designs, patterns and sizes will be on display throughout selected shop windows in Melville Street in Numurkah, along with an extensive exhibition on display and stalls where you can pick up all your patchworking needs, at the Numurkah Visitor Information Centre.

The exhibition 'Colours of Australia' Art Quilts is brought to you by Olinda Poulton. Stalls included are: Brojayla Patches in Boort and Quilting Patch in Rochester. Available for viewing from 10:00am to 4:00pm.

The event is always a delight, with a variety of quilts exhibited . Your gold coin donation is appreciated.
Swan Hill Farmers Market
Date Sun 2nd Dec 2018
On the first Sunday of each month, experience and taste the region's finest fresh produce, direct from the farmers themselves, in a unique and tranquil environment at the Swan Hill Farmers' Market.

Located on the banks of the mighty Murray River at the picturesque Riverside Park, the Swan Hill Farmers' Market provides the perfect location to relax, be entertained, indulge on array of unique tastings, while filling up 'your basket' with some of the regions finest produce - directly from the source.

Some of the fresh produce you will discover includes strawberries, certified organic meat, olives, olive oil, bread and of course fruit and vegetables.

Each market has entertainment for the kids and of course, all the necessary elements you need on your Sunday morning - a great coffee and an egg and bacon roll.

Show Us Ya Wheels
Date Sun 2nd Dec 2018
Since 2001, Show Us Ya Wheels has been a family fun day, regularly attracting over 5,000 visitors, and has become a permanent and well-loved fixture on the Victorian car show circuit.

Show Us Ya Wheels regularly features 600 vehicles including cars, bikes, trucks, buses, hot rods, street cars and a swap meet and Show and Shine. Held at the show grounds in the friendly country town of Numurkah, Show Us Ya Wheels has something for everyone.

This year’s features will include The Chuck a Motor On Something. Show us Ya Wheels invites you to chuck a motor on something that would not normally have a motor on it such as a esky, couch or shopping trolley. Or build a custom machine, a hot rod, go kart or lawn mower racer. Cost of entry is only $10 and includes entry to the event. There are some great trophies up for grabs too.

Children are well catered for with a variety of activities including rides and a free jumping castle.

A huge range of catering including food trucks will be available at the show grounds and all proceeds raised will go to local charity groups.

Fiona Boyes at The GRAIN Store
Date Sun 2nd Dec 2018
Join the GRAIN Store for an afternoon of blues to finish off the year.

Drinks will be available at bar prices, delicious food available for purchase and lots of opportunities to have a dance. The GRAIN Store are very excited to be hosting such a high quality performer as Fiona.
The Nathalia U3A Group's - Film Night
Date Wed 5th Dec 2018
This months entertaining film of the evening is; Selma US 2017 Bio, Dra, History, M, 128 minutes Dir: Ava DuVernay. This unforgettable true story chronicles the tumultuous three-month period in 1965, when Dr. Martin Luther King Junior. led a dangerous campaign to secure equal voting rights in the face of violent opposition.

The Nathalia U3A Group host there monthly film night on the First Wednesday of every month from 7:00pm to 9:00pm.
And 5, 6, 7, 8, Dance
Date Fri 7th Dec 2018 to Sat 8th Dec 2018
From ballet to hip hop, jazz to contemporary, come along and enjoy the amazing student's from DanceForce Swan Hill perform at their annual concert for 2018.

The Swan Hill region plays host to a wide range of music, comedy, theatre and other performing arts. Tickets to this show can be purchased through the Swan Hill Region Information Centre Booking Office – in person, by phone or online.
Picola Old Time Dance
Date Sat 8th Dec 2018
The friendly town of Picola hosts an old time dance monthly at the Picola Town Hall. The community welcomes both locals and visitors to join them for a wonderful evening of dancing. The program features a range of dances including old time and new vogue. Local and visiting bands and musicians provide dancers with a range of great music.

A delicious supper will be served and is included in the entry cost. So come along to Picola Town Hall for a great night out with family and friends.
Date Thu 13th Dec 2018 to Sat 15th Dec 2018
The circus is unleashed.

Following last year’s runaway success, the world famous circus-in-residence returns to The Cube Wodonga with their popular summer festival of thrills and skills.

The entire National Youth Circus ensemble of young artists aged between eight and 18 perform across three exciting productions - Circus Allsorts, The Grad Show and The Last Hoorah.

Full of dynamic fun with plenty of special guests and surprises. Unpredictable, unmissable and uniquely Albury-Wodonga.
Old Time Dance at Yarroweyah
Date Fri 14th Dec 2018
The old time dance at Yarroweyah has long been a favourite with locals and visitors alike. A visit to the Yarroweyah Memorial Hall is like stepping back in time.

The original hall is approximately 110 years but has seen many upgrades , such as heating and cooling and new floors, making it the perfect venue for and old time dance.
The music is carefully chosen to make sure there is something for everyone. The dance is held on the second Friday of every month.

Everyone welcome. Please bring a plate of supper to share. Tea and coffee provided.
Wodonga Carols by Candlelight
Date Sun 16th Dec 2018
Bring a chair, relax, have a picnic and sing along while you enjoy this traditional outdoor concert.

Free family entertainment provided by local artists, Wodonga Brass, Sing Australia Choir and others. The event will be broadcast on 1494 2AY and live over the internet on

A full program supplement will appear in the Border Mail.

Local groups will provide pre carols entertainment from 6:00pm so come along and enjoy a picnic in the park prior to the main event. An APEX barbeque and other food vendors available from 5:30pm
Carols by Candlelight - Wodonga
Date Sun 16th Dec 2018
Join in the Festive Fever with the 42nd Wodonga Carols by Candlelight. A time to celebrate and sing and spend time with family and friends.
Carols by Candlelight Lions Club of Numurkah
Date Fri 21st Dec 2018
Celebrate Christmas in Numurkah at the Lions Club, Carols by Candlelight in Newman Square. Bring the family for a fun night out in the lead up to Christmas Day. This festival has been in Numurkah for many years and is a much anticipated event by the local community and visitors are most welcome to join in.

Bring your best singing voice, relax on the lawn or bring a chair and join in with the Numurkah Town band as they play your favourite carols. There will be local entertainers and school children performing their festive music.

Face painting by Crackles the Clown, merry go round and jumping castle are just some of the activities available for the children.

Bring a picnic or buy some cheap eats and refreshments for the family.

Santa will arrive at 6:30pm, be sure to get there early. Carols begin at 8:00pm.

Summer at Bonegilla
Date Wed 26th Dec 2018 to Sun 27th Jan 2019
This summer, Bonegilla Migrant Experience is the perfect place to start your cycle tour of the High Country Rail Trail and Lake Hume. Join the experienced tour guides at 11:00am daily for an intimate glimpse into the former Bonegilla Migrant Camp.

The site is open from 10:00am until 4:00pm with free entry.

Yarrawonga Rodeo
Date Fri 28th Dec 2018
Yarrawonga rodeo gates open at 4:00pm along with the bar.

There will be plenty of side shows and attractions for the kids as well as stalls for the parents.

So make sure you get in early to get a good spot to watch all the action.
New Year Eve Dinner Cruise - PS Emmylou
Date Mon 31st Dec 2018
Bring in the New Year in style aboard PS Emmylou.

Join Murray River Paddlesteamers at Redgums for a special four hour, four course dinner with a complimentary glass of bubbles upon arrival. you can even extend your experience with an overnight stay aboard PS Emmylou in a brand new deluxe cabin with ensuite

Watch the fireworks at 9:30pm and midnight to bring in the New Year.
Ziggy Alberts - Laps Around The Sun World Tour
Date Tue 15th Jan 2019
In celebration of the new album Laps Around The Sun, Ziggy Alberts is embarking on his Laps Around The Sun World Tour. Kicking off his first shows this December, Ziggy will be headlining rooms of all shapes and sizes across Australia, New Zealand, UK, Europe, North America, South Africa and South America.

No stranger to life on the road, the world tour celebrates the next chapter in Ziggy’s growing career and will take him to both foreign and familiar lands. With over 100 dates to be announced, be sure to keep a close eye as the shows start to roll out.

For first time Ziggy enthusiasts, we will give this away - Ziggy is an energetic performer with songs that carry powerful messages about his passion for the ocean and environment, love stories and memories of being on the road as a touring musician. Somehow Ziggy continues to truly connect with his audience, despite the growing room sizes at every show. Expect your night to be a musical journey of dancing, sing-a-longs, and unplugged favourites, with Ziggy having the crowd bouncing one moment to silently swaying the next.
The Australasian Ballet Challenge
Date Sun 20th Jan 2019
The Australasian Ballet Challenge is a competition for dancers aged nine to 19 with a mission to reveal the potential of exceptionally talented young dancers by having them perform before a jury of world class dance professionals.

The competition can open doors by providing scholarships and cash prizes to national and international schools. With prize money totaling over $10,000 the competition draws Australasia's most promising young dancers giving the audience a chance to see the stars of tomorrow.

Visit the Projection Dance website for more details.
Numurkah Lawn Tennis Club Annual Tournament
Date Fri 25th Jan 2019 to Sun 27th Jan 2019
Over the Australia Day long weekend, the Numurkah Lawn Tennis Club Inc hosts their Australia Day Tournament - an annual family oriented tournament that attracts players from all over Victoria as well as interstate.

Numurkah boasts ten wonderfully maintained lawn courts and two artificial grass courts. This small town is 25 minutes north of Shepparton and less than three hours from Melbourne. Numurkah is on the picturesque Broken Creek and the friendly town offers several catering and accommodation options.

The club offers members the opportunity to play socially or as part of organised competitions at weekends and during the week. Juniors are able to learn the great game of tennis, with their two Tennis Australia Qualified coaches and participate in appropriate levels of competition. The courts are also available for green fee players.
Projection Dance presents International Ballet Gala
Date Sat 2nd Feb 2019
Passion, sensitivity, virtuosity and entertainment. Do not miss the International Ballet Gala 2019.

Ballet lovers love international ballet galas, this is why they are often programmed by the world's leading venues. they are a wonderful opportunity to feast your eyes on virtuoso performances of the most precious fragments of classical ballets and gems of contemporary choreography. Wodonga has not seen a gala like this ever before.

The international Ballet Gala will present beautiful dancers who have performed the world over performing the best of classical and contemporary repertoire, this is an event not to be missed.

Contact the Box Office for more information.
A Midsummers Night Dream
Date Sun 3rd Feb 2019
The cast of eight professional actors will take you on a spell binding ride, as Byramine Homstead transforms into the magical land of Athens.

On a Midsummer’s night, four young lovers find themselves wrapped in the dream-like arms of an enchanted forest where sprites play and fairies rule. While a feuding Fairy King and Queen are at war, their paths are crossed by Bottom, Quince and their bumbling mates presenting a play within a play.

Leading mischief-maker Puck is on-hand to ensure that the course of true love is anything but smooth, and games of fantasy, love and dreams ensue in Shakespeare’s most wondrous comedy.

Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream has been loved for over four hundred years and continues to weave it’s spells world wide.  Bring the whole family, as this one delights and tickles everyone’s imagination!
Leaving Jackson - The Johnny Cash and June Carter Show
Date Thu 7th Feb 2019
Johnny and June together again in a fantastic tribute to some of the greatest songs ever written. Take a step back in time to when songs told a true story of life, love and heartache. This two hour performance will have you singing laughing and crying out for more. Shows starts at 7:00pm and finishes at 9:00pm with a 15 minute interval.
Southern 80
Date Fri 8th Feb 2019 to Sun 10th Feb 2019
The Murray River is the original life blood of the Echuca-Moama region. All year round anglers, campers, water skiers, house boating holidaymakers, canoeists, power boat enthusiasts and nature-lovers, gravitate to Echuca-Moama as their preferred aquatic playground along the Murray River.

The Southern 80 Water Ski Race provides the vehicle to showcase and celebrate the essence of the region. Staged annually over 80 kilometres on the Murray River, the Southern 80 attracts up to 400 boating enthusiasts from all around Australia, New Zealand, UK and USA as well as an estimated 100,000 people to appreciate and immerse themselves in the stunning natural surrounds of the Murray to witness the stunning spectacle that is the Southern 80 event.

This history has evolved and is ingrained in the culture and lifestyle of the region, and visitors are drawn to Echuca-Moama all year around to participate in the event. The community involvement and support has seen the Southern 80 grow from a sporting event into a world class community festival, putting Echuca/Moama on the map.
Riverboats Music Festival
Date Fri 15th Feb 2019 to Sun 17th Feb 2019
The Riverboats Music Festival returns in 2019 with its signature combination of world class live music and family-friendly vibes, all within the superb natural surrounds of Echuca's Aquatic Reserve.
Riverboats 2019 will include performances by The Waifs, Tex Perkins - Far From Folsom, Mark Seymour & The Undertow, Augie March, Jen Cloher, Don Walker, Deborah Conway and Willy Zygier, Fraser A. Gorman, Gabriella Cohen, The Kill Devil Hills, Benny Walker, The Public Opinion Afro Orchestra and Leah Senior, with Festival MC Brian Nankervis.

With historic paddlesteamers meandering past the festival all weekend and located just two and a half hours north of Melbourne, come and join for a weekend by the river.
Professional Bull Riders Shepparton Invitational
Date Sat 23rd Feb 2019
The PBR’s (Professional Bull Riders) Monster Energy Tour will bring its thrilling, adrenaline-filled, edge-of-your-seat excitement back to the Shepparton Showgrounds on Saturday February 23.

For one-night only, some of the best bull riders in the world will battle the sport’s toughest bovine athletes. The thrilling eight second rides and heart-stopping wrecks make the PBR’s Monster Energy Tour the toughest sport on dirt and one huge night that you will not want to miss.

Choreographed with pyrotechnics, concert sound system and mega screen replays, with multiple camera angles that will take you behind the scenes and inside the bucking chutes as riders prepare for the ride of their life whilst delivering you the ultimate live event bull riding experience.

This is a sport where eight seconds can cost you everything. Welcome to the world of the Professional Bull Riding.
Lake Hume Cycle Challenge
Date Sat 23rd Feb 2019
The Lake Hume Cycle Challenge 2019 will be held on Saturday, February 23, with rides to cater for all fitness levels and abilities. The road rides take in spectacular undulating hills, attractive farmlands, river flats and the impressive Lake Hume. Shorter town and family friendly rides meander along paved and gravel bike paths incorporating natural bushland, friendly streets and picturesque creeks.

The start and finish will be at the Wodonga Racecourse and from 11:00am, as riders begin to return, the Chill Zone will allow them to rest and revive. It is here that riders and their families can be part of the 'cycle community' catching up with old mates and making new friends. Savour some satisfying stall food and enjoy the sweet chill out sounds of talented local musicians.

The aim of the event is to raise money for very worthy local causes. Also to promote regular exercise, encourage family participation and social connections, raise the profile of cycling in the local area and promote the Albury Wodonga region as a great base for safe and scenic recreation cycling.
Red Hot Summer Tour - Wodonga
Date Sat 2nd Mar 2019
The Red Hot Summer Tour is back and are thrilled to announce the return of the legendary Suzi Quatro to headline series two of the 2019 Red Hot Summer Tour. Joining Suzi on this select run of dates will be The Angels, Baby Animals, The Screaming Jets, Moving Pictures and Chocolate Starfish.

Terms and Conditions apply and can be found on the tours official page and ticketing suppliers page.
Yarrawonga Mulwala Lifestyle Fair
Date Sun 3rd Mar 2019
The Yarrawonga Mulwala Lifestyle Fair Showcases special interest groups, sporting clubs and health and wellbeing organisations from the Yarrawonga Mulwala region.

There is fun for the whole family with food and drink stalls and kids entertainment.
Kyabram Rodeo
Date Fri 8th Mar 2019
One of the oldest rodeos in Australia, the Kyabram Rodeo is a great night out for the whole family.

Enjoy watching the riders take on the bucking bulls and horses while horsemanship skills are put to the test in the Barrel Races and Team Roping events.

The sideshow ally is lots of fun featuring all of the traditional rides and games.

Kyabram Engine and Machinery Rally
Date Sat 16th Mar 2019 to Sun 17th Mar 2019
The Kyabram Vintage Engine and Machinery Rally is held annually in March.

The rally features vintage engines, machinery, tractors, steam vehicles and road vehicles. There will also be historic memorabilia, hobbies, woodcraft, hay making, blacksmithing and sheep shearing.

The rally will also incorporate the Australian White Truck Muster. The Australian White Truck Muster is held biannually on even years.
Converge on the Goulburn
Date Sat 16th Mar 2019
More than just a festival, Converge on the Goulburn brings together food, culture and performance from Shepparton’s Aboriginal and multicultural communities.

Enjoy traditional and contemporary music and performance, check out the vibrant marketplace with authentic craft, culture and visual arts. Participate in interactive cultural workshops and activities and relax in the outdoors while trying authentic foods cooked by local communities.

Converge on the Goulburn is a part of the Shepparton Festival program along with the opening event of Cultural Diversity week which will be a colourful, high energy, cultural community festa at Victoria Park Lake.

This free family event is alcohol free and an inclusive cultural celebration. Come along and enjoy the sound, colour, movement and tastes of Shepparton.
Garry Starr Performs Everything
Date Tue 19th Mar 2019 to Sat 23rd Mar 2019
Disgraced actor Garry Starr is going it alone. Following his dismissal from the Royal Shakespeare Company due to ‘artistic differences’, he is determined to defy his critics by performing every single genre of theatre in 60 minutes, thus saving the performing arts from its inevitable extinction.

Fresh from a monumental, critically-acclaimed season at Edinburgh Fringe Festival, comic wunderkind Damien Warren-Smith delivers to Albury-Wodonga, an anarchic drama masterclass to remember.
Romeo is Not the Only Fruit
Date Fri 22nd Mar 2019 to Sat 23rd Mar 2019
A musical romp better than the best mod-rom- com, Romeo Is Not The Only Fruit takes the star-crossed lovers that audiences know and love, and makes them better as star-crossed lesbians.

Featuring an original score, Romeo Is Not The Only Fruit stars a Chorus of Incompetent Dead Lesbians trying to stop Juliet and Darcy from becoming their new favourite, dead, girl-on- girl romance.

Featuring lesbians galore, a spicy score and an even spicier ending, this is the irreverent, laugh-out-loud lesbian musical you and your straight friend deserve.
The Coat of Many Colours - The Songs of Dolly Parton
Date Thu 4th Apr 2019
From rags to riches, Dolly’s life story has remained humble and honest in her performance. After 60 years she continues to be America’s sweetheart of Country Music.

The Coat of Many Colors is performed by Brooke McMullen. At just 23, Brooke is a Superstar in the making. Her performance will feature all your favourites, from 9 to 5, Jolene and the award-winning, I Will Always Love You.

A performance not to be missed by all fans of country music, backed by a six-piece band. Running time one hour and 20 minutes.
A Taste Of Ireland
Date Sun 7th Apr 2019
After performing to thousands of audiences nationwide, The Irish music and dance sensation, A Taste of Ireland, is touring Nationally in 2019. Witness the World Champions directly from the West End’s Lord of the Dance, as they tell the tale of the World’s most loved nation in one incredible live performance.

Told through Irish music and dance, A Taste of Ireland reveals the magical tale of two star crossed lovers leaving their Emerald home forever. Produced by Australia’s golden duo, Brent Pace and Ceili Moore, A Taste of Ireland transports the audience to a time and place where tunes, taps and tradition are all the very essence of celebrating the Irish spirit.

Featuring an unparalleled cast of World, All Ireland and National Champion Irish dancers, and musicians from around the globe, A Taste of Ireland is unique for a production in this genre and features music and dance reflected through raw talent, which is impressively 100% live.

Irish accordion, paired with raw guitar and rhythmic banjo, combined ballads and songs from across the counties and provinces as the audience is transported on a journey through the Celtic motherland.
Nathalia Annual Easter Tennis Tournament
Date Fri 19th Apr 2019 to Mon 22nd Apr 2019
The Nathalia Annual Easter Tennis Tournament begins on Good Friday and is completed on Easter Monday.

The program includes mens and womens singles and doubles knockout championships along with graded round robin events. Players may play for one or two days or commit to all four days.

There are 14 lawn courts set beside the beautiful Broken Creek with excellent camping facilities next door at Riverbank Caravan Park, or nearby at the Nathalia Recreation Reserve. The club caters for for tennis players of all standards, with a focus on families and opportunities for everyone.

To enter, download the tournament details/entry form and conditions of entry through the website.
121st Annual Easter Lawn Tennis Tournament
Date Fri 19th Apr 2019 to Mon 22nd Apr 2019
Yarrawonga Lawn Tennis Club is pleased to be hosting the 121st Annual Easter Tennis Tournament in 2019. This event will suit all players, from novice to open events, including juniors, veterans and graded sections.

Come and join the fun with all the family.
Koori Arts and Craft Market
Date Sat 20th Apr 2019
Experience a taste of Aboriginal culture with a great day out for the whole family at the Koori Arts and Craft Market.

The market will be held at Hopwood Gardens and will showcase local artists with items for sale including paintings, lino prints, silk scarves, didgeridoos, jewellery and bags, boomerangs as well as traditional foods such as emu, kangaroo, crocodile and damper.
Annual Easter Market
Date Sat 20th Apr 2019
Nathalia Easter Market takes place on Easter Saturday in the Central Plantation Area, Blake Street Nathalia from 9:00am to 1:30pm.

Enjoy a range of street stalls, the spinning wheel, visit from the Easter Bunny, line dancing, pet parade, Gopher Show n Shine and face painting.
Yarrawonga Mulwala Rotary Club Special Easter Market
Date Sun 21st Apr 2019
The Yarrawonga Mulwala Rotary Club Market is on every third Sunday of the month. Although each year there is the Special Easter Market.

There will be over 135 stalls featuring clothes galore, baby clothes and pet accessories, collectibles from the shed to the kitchen - simply everywhere.

There are toys, gardening tools, kitchen tools, sunglasses, rugs and carpet, pets leads, clothing and bedding, quality second hand books, homewares and records and more.

Discover for yourself and come and have a field day.
Revving The River Festival
Date Fri 26th Apr 2019 to Sat 27th Apr 2019
Revving The River Festival is an annual bike and music event supporting the Zaidee's Rainbow Foundation.

Friday night will kick off with registrations in Murray Esplanade, Echuca followed by a two hour paddle steamer cruise. The evening will finish with live entertainment.

Saturday will include a Show 'n' Shine of the bikes in Murray Esplanade then an afternoon Poker Run. Live music will again be on the Echuca Wharf.

For more information visit the website.
22nd Annual Club Mulwala Mercury Classic
Date Fri 26th Apr 2019 to Sun 28th Apr 2019
The 22nd Annual Club Mulwala Mercury Classic is the perfect family fishing competition.

Over $30,000 worth of prizes to be won, with $500 of tackle for the early bird winner. Be sure to get your entries in on time.

Meals are provided with compliments of the organisers on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Animal Farm
Date Tue 7th May 2019 to Sat 11th May 2019
A blistering new version of George Orwell’s political classic. All animals are equal, but some are more equal than others.

Revolution is coming to Manor Farm. Under the guidance of some rebellious pigs, a group of farm animals unite to drive out their cruel human oppressors and build utopia. But the swine are not as united as they appear, and their division gives rise to a terrifying new system of power and repression.

Written in the 1940s as a response to the rise of authoritarian governments around the world, Animal Farm is a searing examination of extremist rule. It is a cautionary tale as relevant and terrifying in 2019, as it was then.

In his final production for STCSA as Artistic Director, Geordie Brookman and the exceptional Dale March join forces to create a scintillating take on one of the greatest stories of English literature. A sublime and unadorned piece of theatrical storytelling, Animal Farm will see March inhabit upwards of 20 characters, from the revolutionary pigs to the stoic draft horse and the tyrannical Mr Jones.
John Williamson – The Butcherbird Tour
Date Fri 10th May 2019
Australian icon John Williamson will celebrate the release of his 52nd album, ‘Butcherbird’, with a national tour of the same name.

The tour will again see Williamson take his audience on a journey through the country, combining humour, romance, environmental issues, travelling songs and campfire stories woven together by the master storyteller’s songs.

It’s no wonder he is one of the most sought-after live performers in Australia.
Festival of 1,000 Voices
Date Fri 17th May 2019 to Sun 19th May 2019
Visit Yarrawonga for the Festival of 1,000 Voices.

In 2018, the event featured Dr Jonathon Welch AM with the Choir of hard Knocks and THE CHO!R, Deborah Cheetham AO and the Dhungala Children's Choir, Andrew Brown and the Lakeside Voices.

Stay tuned for more information on 2019's event.
BMX Australia National Championships
Date Mon 20th May 2019 to Sat 25th May 2019
The 2019 BMX Australia National Championships will be held at the Shepparton BMX Club in Northern Victoria.

Located just two hours outside of Melbourne, Shepparton has proved to be a hotspot of BMX competition for a number of years. Regular hosts of the BMXA National Series, the club also hosted the national titles back in 2014 and 2010.

With support from the Victorian State Government and Greater Shepparton City Council, it is expected that there will be 2000 entrants for Australia's premier BMX race week.
Pink Ladies Day at the Trots
Date Sun 26th May 2019
Cobram Harness Racing invites you to get the girls together for their special charity race meeting raising awareness and support of the breast-care nurses placed in country areas throughout Australia making life a little easier for those battling this illness.
Marina Prior and David Hobson - The 2 of Us Tour
Date Fri 21st Jun 2019
Their 50 date national tour of 2018 has been a huge success, selling out around the country, with such demand from fans, Soprano and Tenor powerhouse legends, of Musical Theatre and Opera, Marina Prior and David Hobson announce their 2019 tour.

The 2 Of Us, Up Close and Personal is accompanied by renowned pianist David Cameron, in a two-hour intimate performance. Marina and David will perform their classics from productions such as The Phantom of The Opera, Les Miserables, West Side Story, Guys and Dolls, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and La Boheme, to name but a few, as well as favourites from their award-winning albums.

Hear the classics, their recorded favourites and a hint of humour thrown in. Definitely a show not to be missed.
The 2 of Us: Marina Prior and David Hobson
Date Fri 21st Jun 2019
‘The 2 Of Us’, ‘Up Close & Personal ‘is accompanied by renowned pianist David Cameron, in a two-hour intimate performance.

Marina and David will perform their classics from productions such as The Phantom of The Opera, Les Miserables, West Side Story, Guys and Dolls, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and La Boheme, to name but a few, as well as favourites from their award-winning albums.

David Hobson is one of Australia’s best-known operatic tenors, musical theatre performers and recording artists.

He has sung many roles for Opera Australia, performed lead roles in musical theatre, sung for the Queen, featured at the AFL Grand Final, Carols by Candlelight, Spicks and Specks, Dancing with the Stars, It Takes Two and has been a presenter on Foxtel’s Arts Channel, Studio.

Marina Prior is regarded as Australia’s leading lady of musical theatre.

She is best known for her lead role in The Phantom of the Opera.

She has also performed with international stars including Richard Harris and Jose Carreras.

Well known for her Carols by Candlelight performance each year, she was recently seen on the ABC TV series The Divorce.

In 2006, Marina was honoured with an induction into Australia’s 100 Entertainers of the Century.

Yarrawonga Mulwala Kids Festival
Date Sat 6th Jul 2019 to Sat 13th Jul 2019
The 2019 Yarrawonga Mulwala Kids Festival runs from July 6 to 13, with the program incorporating a multitude of activities held and hosted by a variety of businesses from Bundalong to Burramine including Yarrawonga Mulwala.

Fun for the festival will include a variety of sporting clinics in basketball, football, netball, golf, tennis and bluearth skills for adjudication assistance to empower and support children in team and individual environments, indoor hosted events will include a themed movie marathon, performing artists and shows for the enjoyment of all ages.

Book a sand castle workshop with the world class sand sculpturer Dennis Massoud. Keep an eye open for cafe specials.

Enjoy the Winter Wonderland.

Be sure to keep these days free and look out for the full program of activities and what is happening where, so you can book in and register to enjoy the week long list of events.

The Last Boy on Earth
Date Tue 9th Jul 2019 to Sat 13th Jul 2019
The year is 2043 and the world has ended. Eight billion humans have disappeared, except for one. Sprout. The last boy on Earth.

Brendan Hogan, local playwright and winner of the 2018 Martin Lysicrates Prize, brings us a funny, gutsy - and surprisingly hopeful- post-apocalyptic adventure for everyone.

Performed by a talented cast of young actors from the Yackandandah Young Players and musician Ben Gallagher - in collaboration with an awesome bunch of local artists - this show is an absolute delight for young people and their families.
Mallee Almond Blossom Festival
Date Sun 18th Aug 2019
The Mallee Almond Blossom Festival is an annual event which coincides with the largest explosion of almond blossom in the southern hemisphere.

The Festival is held on the third Sunday in August at the Robinvale Community Centre, on the picturesque banks of the Murray River.

Come prepared for a wonderfully relaxing day sampling and purchasing local produce. Enjoy live entertainment, food and wine, giveaways and activities for all ages.

Be sure to book your spot on one of the free almond farm tours running throughout the day where you can admire the fields of beautiful white blossom as your guide shares a wealth of knowledge about the local almond industry.
My Urrwai
Date Thu 29th Aug 2019 to Fri 30th Aug 2019
Ghenoa Gela: little sister, daughter, granddaughter, comic, teacher, rebel, gold-medallist, air-guitarist, charmer, television star, Torres Strait mainlander, walking political statement.

My Urrwai is your invitation into the world of complex political, social, colonial and cultural expectations that Ghenoa navigates every day. A recipient of both the renowned Keir
inheritance, and an unflinching commentary on race relations in Australia. It premiered at the 2018 Sydney Festival to audience and critical acclaim.

Choreographic Award and the Deadly Funny Melbourne International Comedy Festival Award, Ghenoa tells her unique story in movement and words, with humour and deep reflection.

Supported by a stellar team including director Rachael Maza (ILBIJERRI Theatre) and dramaturg Kate Champion, My Urrwai is spellbinding: a celebration of cultural and familial.
Date Tue 15th Oct 2019 to Sat 19th Oct 2019
Tales of missing children have always held a terrible fascination. In Celtic folklore, babies were stolen from their beds by envious fairies, and changelings left in their place. These days, when a child disappears the media grabs us by the throat and will not let us go. The names of these vanished children haunt the headlines for days, weeks, years.

Hilary Bell’s disquieting and downright chilling thriller Splinter channels tabloid news and primal fears alike. A couple are reunited with their missing daughter. Fierce love has sustained them through her unbearable absence. But now she is home. Something just is not right. How do they stop their imaginations running wild? Maybe if they return to the beach house where they spent their happiest summers, they will return to their old selves.

Revisiting the sinister territories of Wolf Lullaby, Splinter reunites Bell’s supreme atmospherics with another powerhouse performance from sister Lucy as a mother forced to confront the unthinkable. Directed by Lee Lewis (Rice) and starring Lucy Bell (Speaking in Tongues, All Saints) and Simon Gleeson (Les Miserables, EastEnders), this claustrophobic chamber piece questions how well you all know your families.

Wodonga Invitational Professional Bull Riders
Date Sat 2nd Nov 2019
The PBR’s (Professional Bull Riders) Monster Energy Tour will bring its thrilling, adrenaline-filled, edge-of-your-seat excitement back to the Gateway Lakes Wodonga on Saturday, 2 November 2019.

For one-night only, some of the best bull riders in the world will battle the sport’s toughest bovine athletes. The thrilling eight second rides and heart-stopping wrecks make the PBR’s Monster Energy Tour the toughest sport on dirt and one huge night that you will not want to miss.

Choreographed with pyrotechnics, concert sound system and mega screen replays, with multiple camera angles that will take you behind the scenes and inside the bucking chutes as riders prepare for the ride of their life whilst delivering you the ultimate live event bull riding experience.

This is a sport where eight seconds can cost you everything. Welcome to the world of the PBR.
Sunset Strip
Date Tue 5th Nov 2019 to Sat 9th Nov 2019
At Sunset Strip the only people left are those who could not leave. Arriving home after a round of chemotherapy to this once thriving summer hot-spot, Caroline finds the lake completely dried up, and the holiday-makers long gone.

Yet her younger sister, the ever-optimistic Phoebe, remains doggedly hopeful. Between a stint in rehab, caring for her demented Dad - who has a penchant for training goldfish. and losing her kids temporarily to docs, Phoebe has managed to find love in Teddy, a local fallen fella with a big heart. And now that Caroline is back, Phoebe is determined to make life fabulous.

Winner of the 2018 Griffin Award, Suzie Miller examines all manners of love, family dysfunction and making the best of crappy situations. Equally moving and hopeful, Sunset Strip finds the humour in tragedy and creates an unlikely path for humanity to triumph.