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Schedule for October 2015
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 Hunt for Golden Gumboot  
Saturday, 19 September 2015
to Saturday, 3 October 2015

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Hunt for Golden Gumboots along the Old Beechy Rail Trail during the school holidays. Join in the fun and prizes to be won. More details and registration at the Gellibrand River Store.
CONTACT NAME: Gellibrand General Store  PHONE: 5235 8219

 Birregurra Festival & Art Show 2015  
Friday, 9 October 2015
to Sunday, 11 October 2015

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Enjoy the beautiful Otways and the town of Birregurra for 2 days. Begins with the opening of the Art Show on Friday 9 October at 7.30pm. Children's activities, Dog jumping, music, animal nursery, stalls and the food and wine area.
LOCATION: Main Street, Birregurra
CONTACT NAME: Vicki Jeffrey  PHONE: 0419 367 994

 Colac Orchid Show  
Saturday, 10 October 2015
to Sunday, 11 October 2015

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
A dvierse and colourful range of Native Australian and Exotic Orchids will be on display. All orchids are grown by members of the club and fellow orchid clubs from adjoining areas. There will be orchid potting/cultivation demonstrations and a display by the Colac Gem Club. Orchid plants and orchids growing equipment will be available for purchase.
LOCATION: Main Pavilion, Colac Showgrounds
CONTACT NAME: Geoff Beilby  PHONE: 0427 358 252

 OCR FM Open Mic  
Saturday, 10 October 2015
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
OCR FM host an Open Mic afternoon at the Red Rock Regional Theatre and Gallery on the second Saturday of each month between 2 - 5pm. Entry to the event is $5 per person. Performance is open to musicians and bands, dancers and spoken word such as poetry and clean comedy. There is a basic PA setup of DI and mic inputs provided, suitable for acoustic music. You will need to provide your own instruments if you want to perform. Performers can register their interest on arrival, or post any questions on the OCR FM Facebook page. Children under 15 need to be accompanied by an adult guardian.
LOCATION: Red Rock Regional Theatre and Gallery

 Chase the Dog  
Saturday, 17 October 2015
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Chase the Dog is a non competitive cycling event highlighting the best of the Otways. The spectacular 85km course will take in some of the best old logging routes of the Otway ranges, a mixture of rail trail, fire road and quiet back country roads. The event can be ridden on virtually any type of fike, whether it be a mountain bike, cycle cross, hybrid or commuter. There will also be a shorter 35km course. Riders will be transported by bus (with bike trailer) to the start of Turton's Track where they will start the 35km event and finish in the town of Gellibrand. Riders can then be picked up by friends or family or take the shuttle bus back to Forrest.
LOCATION: Forrest and The Otways
CONTACT NAME: Kylie Hayles  PHONE: 0439 791 226

 Detox your Home  
Saturday, 17 October 2015
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Free household chemical collection at Colac
LOCATION: Colac Regional Saleyards 55 Colac Ballarat Road

 Otway Oktoberfest at Otway Estate  
Saturday, 17 October 2015
10:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Save the Date!! Early bird VIP tickets available now until 23 September. VIP tickets only $80, after 23 September $100. Get your friends together for a great day of German fun! Be part of the atmosphere, learn how to slap dance, try new German foods and join in on the new activities we have planned for this year! Going to be bigger and better!
LOCATION: Otway Estate, 10 Hoveys Road, Barongarook
CONTACT NAME: Rosie Heaton-Harris  PHONE: 5233 8400

 Lions Sunday Market  
Sunday, 18 October 2015
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Sunday Market with a variety of stalls, crafts, produce, food stalls and plants. Lions BBQ. Baked potatoes. Music, children's attractions.
LOCATION: Memorial Square, Colac
CONTACT NAME: Jan Dowie  PHONE: 0423 778 345

 Gellibrand River Sustainable Living Day  
Sunday, 18 October 2015
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
A day of discussion, local food, activities and events looking at a more sustainable future for Gellibrand and the Otways.
Arrive early for a local food breakfast.
Speakers: Kylie Treble from The Place of Wonder and Andrew Lang from the World Bioenergy Association
Book a one on one session and ask an expert your questions about solar, retrofitting, sustainable planning, building or garden design, setting up a market garden, bioenergy, etc.
kids activities and giveaways, information and market stalls, short workshops, local bulk buying options and much more!

LOCATION: Gellibrand Community Hall
CONTACT NAME: Julia Malcolm  PHONE: 5235 8348

 Grace Knight  
Wednesday, 21 October 2015
11:00 AM - 12:00 NOON
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Tickets: $18
Bookings: 5232 2077

Part of COPACC's 2015 Morning Music Season.
With ARIA nominations and chart topping recordings, Grace Knight’s career spans more than 35 years. Her spellbinding performances touch the soul and lift the heart. During her jazz career Grace has performed for five Australian prime ministers, US President Clinton, Princess Diana and the Thai Royal family. Grace will perform a string of all-time favourites including Fever, Crazy and Moondance.
Join COPACC for a free morning tea at 10am before the show.
Proudly sponsored by Arundell, Murray & Ryan

CONTACT NAME: Karen Patterson  PHONE: 5232 9418

 Natalie Weir's Carmen Sweet  
Friday, 23 October 2015
to Saturday, 24 October 2015

8:00 PM - 10:30 PM
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Friday, October 23, 8pm
Saturday, October 24, 2:30pm
Tickets: $25-$41
Bookings: 5232 2077

Spend the night with the definitive seductress of stage as she weaves her deliciously wicked wiles through one of Expressions Dance Company’s most loved productions. Performed to Rodion Shchedrin’s gripping Carmen Suite by six EDC dancers, this iconic tale of Spanish heat and gypsy passion unravels when naïve soldier Don Josè has his heart ignited by the fiery Carmen. Josè’s attempts to tame the freedom-loving beauty are futile, and when she leaves him for the famous matador Escamillo, all three are engulfed in the flames of jealousy and revenge.
Natalie Weir’s Carmen is a free spirit; dangerous, volatile and vulnerable, brought to vivid life by three dancers playing her different states of mind and alter egos.

CONTACT NAME: Karen Patterson  PHONE: 5232 9418

Sunday, 25 October 2015
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
The Dressmaker is an Australian revenge comedy drama film, based on the novel of the same name.
$15 per person - afternoon tea included. All proceeds will go to the Family History Group Pre 1900 Colac burials project - "Almost Forgotten"
LOCATION: Colac Cinemas
CONTACT NAME: Merrill O'Donnell  PHONE: 5233 8366

 Journey of Remembrance  
Tuesday, 27 October 2015
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
As part of the Victorian Government’s Anzac Centenary program (2014-2018) a free community roadshow is travelling throughout Victoria. The roadshow includes storytelling, live theatre performances, video, guest speakers and interactive content. Each attendee takes home an Anzac Centenary Commemoration Information Pack, which contains a brief history of Victoria’s contribution to the war effort, profiles of Victoria Cross recipients and a small token of remembrance.
LOCATION: Colac RSL Murray Street Colac
CONTACT NAME: Merrill O'Donnell  PHONE: 5233 8366

 Warrion Flower Show  
Wednesday, 28 October 2015
1:00 PM - 9:00 PM
This year is the 105th Warrion Flower show, making it one of the longest running annual events in Victoria. Exhibits are open to the wider community and show off the wonders of spring flowering. Entry details may be found on the Warrion Flower Show Facebook page, by email or at selected stores.

Vegetables, cakes and preserves, handcraft, photography and school art are also on display. The famous afternoon tea is a wonderful experience with food provided by the local community. Stalls selling local produce, plants and craft are a popular feature as is the evening “tastes of the shire” meal. A large marquee provides a comfortable dining area.

CONTACT NAME: Kathy Mahoney  PHONE: 5233 1571

 'Inheritance' - A play by Hannie Rayson  
Wednesday, 28 October 2015
to Saturday, 31 October 2015

8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
The Colac Players perform 'Inheritance' a hard-hitting, exceptional Australian drama by a renowned playwright. Set in rural Victoria, it explores the conflict that inheritance of family property can cause and touches on issues relevant to our local community. If you enjoy quality thought-provoking theatre, this is a show not to be missed. A Q&A sesion with the author will be run as part of the Saturday matinee (2pm) performance. Contains adult themes and language.
CONTACT NAME: Georgie Wheeler  PHONE: 0418 170 334


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