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Schedule for March 2015
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 Colac Otway Relay for Life  
Saturday, 28 February 2015
to Sunday, 1 March 2015

3:00 PM - 9:00 AM
Relay for Life is a family event where participants form teams, camp out and walk overnight in a relay-style walk or run to raise funds for Cancer Council Victoria. Ceremonies including an opening lap of honour for cancer survivors and their carers, candle light tributes and pledges to cut the risk of cancer unite with community through celebration, remembrance, entertainment and fun. To register visit or phone 1300 65 65 85.
LOCATION: Western Oval, Sinclair Street, Colac
CONTACT NAME: Sarah Mayhew  PHONE: 0477 346 810

Tuesday, 3 March 2015
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
NLNL Colac. Enjoy dance and movement in the dark for an hour of fun exercise.
LOCATION: Colac Scout Hall

 Birregurra Sunday Harvest Market  
Sunday, 8 March 2015
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Locals can swap, buy or leave any excess produce at the Community table. Enter the 'largest Zucchini' competition!! Enjoy this special Harvest market of the season with local produce including fruit and veg, wines, plants, honey, preserves, jams and ice cream. And a whole lot more showcasing the local Birregurra community. All proceeds go to the community via the Festival.

Enjoy community BBQ. Other eateries include Cafe Birre, Farm Foods, the General Store and the Royal Mail Hotel.

LOCATION: Birregurra Park
CONTACT NAME: Vicki Jeffrey  PHONE: 0419 367 994

 Rural Life  
Monday, 9 March 2015
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
The Gellibrand River Gallery's Themed Exhibition for March 2015 is Rural Life.

Selected works are on display and include glasswork, photography and paintings. The Exhibition also includes farm items (NFS) that add an extra dimension to the artworks.

The Gallery is open from 10am to 4pm Saturday, Sunday, Public Holidays and by Appointment.
LOCATION: Gellibrand River Gallery, 14 Main Road GELLIBRAND RIVER VIC 3239
CONTACT NAME: Deb Gartland  PHONE: 5235 8410

 World’s Greatest Shave  
Thursday, 12 March 2015 Be Brave and Shave this March!

The Leukaemia Foundation’s World’s Greatest Shave is back March 12-15 and we’re asking you to take part. Decide to shave or colour your hair, then ask family and friends to sponsor you.

Money raised will be used to find life-saving treatments and provide free, emotional and practical support such as accommodation for regional families who need to move to the city for treatment.

More than 150,000 people from all walks of life will shave or colour their hair in 2015. Many schools will hold a ‘Funky Hair Day’ and there will be other exciting challenges such as the Tradie challenge.

Every day, 31 Australians will be given the devastating news that they have leukaemia, lymphoma or myeloma. Do something amazing to help beat blood cancer. Be brave and shave. Sign up now at or call 1800 500 088.
LOCATION: Various Locations Across Victoria
CONTACT NAME: World's Greatest Shave Team  PHONE: 1800 500 088

 Freak Night - Spooky Kids Disco  
Friday, 13 March 2015
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
2nd Colac Cubs present the 2015 annual spooky themed dress up disco and games night for children aged 6 – 11.
Come along and have some fun on Friday 13th March at the Otway Plains District Scout Hall (Log Cabin, down behind the Police Station).

Times: 6-8 year olds from 6:30-7:30pm,
9-11 year olds from 7:30 - 9:00pm.

Chips and lollies available from the Witches Kitchen, free cordial provided.

Cost $5 per child. Full adult supervision, parents are most welcome to stay.


For more information contact:
Kathy on ph. 52 348 376.
LOCATION: Otway Plains District Scout Hall - Log Cabin
CONTACT NAME: Jonathan Graham  PHONE: 0439329713
WEB: http://

 Colac Kana Festival 2015  
Saturday, 14 March 2015
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
The 58th Annual Colac Kana Festival is a celebration of community and diversity! 2015's theme is 'How does your Garden Grow?' which will showcase the diverse environment and landscapes across the Colac Otway Shire and also acknowledge the 150th Birthday celebration of our Best Garden - the Colac Botanical Gardens. Traditional street parade, Children's Themed Fashion Parade, Fair-in-the Square with heaps of stalls and activities, live music and merriment abound for Kana 2015! New activities and events will be added in the lead up to the festival. Check our Facebook page for up to date details.
CONTACT NAME: Carolyn Gilbert  PHONE: 0404 227 183

 OCR FM Open Mic  
Saturday, 14 March 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 this Facebook page. Children under 15 need to be accompanied by an adult guardian.
LOCATION: Red Rock Regional Theatre and Gallery

 Birregurra Fire Brigade Auction 2015  
Sunday, 15 March 2015
6:30 AM - 3:00 PM
The Birregurra Fire Brigade Auction and Market, Sunday March 15.

An annual community event and fundraiser for the Birregurra Fire Brigade.

Turn your unwanted goods into cash and support your local Fire Brigade

Stallholders for the market are very welcome, please call Christine on 03 5236 2337.

Gates open at the Birregurra Football Oval at 6.30am, all goods to be booked in by 9.30am.

Buyers tickets for the Auction are $1, please bring ID if buying.

Donations of goods are very welcome. Please call Steve (secretary) on 0410 109286 to arrange for pick-up.

The Auction starts at 10am and will be conducted by Charles Stewart and Company.

Please note: Due to safety regulations, hazardous materials/items are not permitted. Please bring a tarp for any glass items.

Thank-you for your support.
LOCATION: Birregurra Football Oval
CONTACT NAME: steve dawson  PHONE: 0410 109286

 Old Beechy Rail Trail Fun Run  
Sunday, 15 March 2015
9:00 AM - 12:00 NOON
A community Fun Run event aimed at attracting families, sports people and serious runners to experience and enjoy the ambience of the Old Beechy Rail Trail from Barongarook to Gellibrand.
LOCATION: Old Beech Rail Trail - Barongarook to Gellibrand
CONTACT NAME: Geoff De La Rue  PHONE: 0419 351 185

 Giant Otway Odyssey  
Saturday, 21 March 2015
6:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Mountain bike race including 100km, 50km and 15km events starting and finishing at Forrest Recreation Reserve
LOCATION: Forrest Recreation Reserve. Yaugher Rd. Forrest
CONTACT NAME: John Jacoby  PHONE: 03 52615511

 Autumn Harvest Fair 2015  
Saturday, 21 March 2015
9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Celebration of Autumn Harvest. Fresh produce stalls, vegetable patch, scarecrow display, old fashioned games, animal nursery and gourmet BBQ.
LOCATION: Colac West Primary School
CONTACT NAME: Davida McDonald  PHONE: 0439 922 469

 Family Picnic in the Gardens and plant sale  
Saturday, 21 March 2015
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
A Family Picnic, BYO everything with music, bush play, performers (Colac Players. Local ice cream and coffee van available.
LOCATION: Colac Botanic Gardens
CONTACT NAME: Margot Fitzpatrick  PHONE: 0424 478 691


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