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Melbourne Aces


For a summer of top level sport and family fun the Australian Baseball League season continues located at Melbourne Ballpark, Merton Street, Laverton. For further details and game schedule visit www.melbourneaces.com.au


Michelton Bay Cycling Classic Criterium

3rd January

Racing starts 11.00am 

Start the year with the excitement of professional cycling in the heritage waterfront precint of Nelson Place, Williamstown.  For further information visit www.baycyclingclassic.com.au


Much Ado about Nothing

Wednesday 4 January, 6.30pm

Williamstown Botanic Gardens, Giffard and Osbourne Streets

William Shakespeare's much loved romantic comedy Much Ado About Nothing, seasons preview performance.  Presented by Essential Theatre.  Under 12s free.  For bookings visit www.hobsonsbay.vic.gov.au


Movies by the Bay in Altona - The Jungle Book (PG)

27th January

Enjoy great films under the stars at this popular free family event series. Bring your own picnic or stop at a local restaurant before the screening and enjoy a delicious dinner.
Movies begin at dusk, approximately at 8.45pm.
Held in Logan Reserve, Pier Street, Altona at 8.45pm (or at dark). 9932 1000 www.hobsonsbay.vic.gov.au


Farmers Market

8th January

Held in Robertson Reserve, Cole Street, Williamstown from 9am - 1pm. www.rfm.net.au 


Story Time in the Parks and Gardens of Hobsons Bay

Enjoy stories, songs and the great outdoors this summer. For further information visit www.libraries.hobsonsbay.vic.gov.au

Wednesday 11 January, 10.30 am - Pond Life at Williamstown Botanic Gardens

Friday 20 January, 10.30am - Where the Wild Bugs Are at the Paine Reserve, Newport

Tuesday 14 February, 10.30am - Lovely Creatures at St Martin De Porres Primary School, Laverton

Wednesday 22 February, 10.30 am - How Does Your Garden Grow at Williamstown Botanic Gardens. 


Summer By the Sea Reptile Display

Check out real live snakes, lizards and other scaly creatures with Andrew Wegener from Australian Wildlife Lectures at the library this summer. For further infomation check out www.libraries.hobsonsbay.vic.gov.au 

12 and 13 January - Altona North Community Library, Corner Millers Road and McArthurs Road.

16 January - Altona Meadows Library and Learning Centre, Central Square Shopping Centre, 2 Newham Way

17 and 18 Janauary - Altona Library, 123 Queen Street


Movies by the Bay  in Williamstown: Fantastic beasts and Where to find them (M)

13th January  (This has been cancelled due to poor weather.  On again Saturday 4th February)

Enjoy great films under the stars at this popular free family event series. Bring your own picnic or stop at a local restaurant before the screening and enjoy a delicious dinner.
Movies begin at dusk, approximately at 8.45pm.
Held in Commonwealth Reserve, Nelson Place, Williamstown 8.45pm  9932 1000 www.hobsonsbay.vic.gov.au  


Go West, as part of Midsumma Festival

15th January - 5th February

Various events and programs at various locations around Hobsons Bay. Showcasing the GLBTIQ community from Melbourne's west. www.hobsonsbay.vic.gov.au  or  http://www.midsumma.org.au/program/gowest


Craft Market

15th January

Held in the Commonwealth Reserve, Nelson Place, Williamstown from 10am - 4pm. www.williamstowncraftmarket.com.au


Farmers Market

22nd January

Held at The John Morley Reserve, The Strand, Williamstown from 9am - 2pm. www.rfm.net.au  


On the Pier Australia Day Eve

Wednesday 25 Janaury 6pm to 9.30pm

Seaworks, 82 Nelson Place, Williamstown

Spend Australia Day Eve at Seaworks with a celebration of tall Ships, film and fireworks in this family friendly event.  Welcome our visiting tall ship JST's Tenacious (UK), along with Melbourne's own tall ship Enterprize (VIC) both berthed alongside the pier at Seaworks waterfront Williamstown.  Food including BBQ and the Pirates Tavern open. BYO seats for more information visit www.hobsonsbay.vic.gov.au. Seaworks will also be open on Australia Day, check Seaworks website for program information. 


Australia Day in Altona                                                                                               

26th January

Free family fun day including  music, stalls and kids activities, and fireworks at 9.30pm. Held in Logan Reserve, Pier Street, Altona between 11am - 9pm. For more information visit http://www.facebook.com/#!/altonatravillage.tradersassociation 


WSTC Australia Day Triathlon

Thursday 26 Janauray Various times

Esplanade Altona 

Swim/run/ride to start your Australia Day holiday for children and adults. Visit wstc.org.au for details.


Long String Instrument Featuring Ellen Fullman with Theresa Wong

Friday 27 January, 8pm

The Substaion, 1 Market street, Newport.

An iconic american figure in experimental music, Ellen Fullman is the creator of the Long String Instrument, in which rosin-coated fingers brush across dozens of metallic strings, spanning from 15 to more than 30 metres in length.  When played, this unique instrument produces a chorus of minimal, organ-like overtures.  Presented by the Substation & Liquid Architecture in association with Room 40.  For tickets and more information visit www.thesubstation.org.au




























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