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Step Back in Time with Williamstown Heritage Walking Tours - FREE event 

1st September to 28th November

Step Back in time and unlock the secrets of Williamstown with free guided heritage walking tours.  Meet at the Hobsons Bay Visitor Information Centre, Commonwealth reserve, Nelson Place, Williamstown.  Walks take place on Tuesdays and Fridays at 11.45 am.  For further information, call 9932 4310 or visit http://www.hobsonsbaytickets.com.au/

Truganina Explosives Reserve Open Day

Sunday 1st October

Bring family and friends down to learn the history of the Explosives Reserve and see what's beyond the fence. Free entry, open from 1pm to 3pm, and located in Queen Street, Altona

Cherry Lake Market                                                                                                

Sunday 1st October

Held beside Cherry Lake, Millers Road Altona.  For further information contact Lions Club of Altona Inc. Rick 9398 3946 or Ken 9749 3408

Seniors Week

Sunday 1 October to Sunday 17 October TBC

Victorian Seniors Festival will run from 1 to 17 October with many events taking place in the Melbourne and all over Victoria. To check for local events visit www.hobsonsbay.vic.go.au and to book walking tours phone the Hobsons Bay Visitor Information Centre at 9932 4310.

Walking tours part of Seniors Week include:

Walking tour of 19th Century Convict life Monday 9 October 11.45am Noon to 1.15pm.

Guided Tours of Altona Homestead Tuesday 10 October, 11.30am, 12.30pm,1.30pm

Guided walking Tour of the History of the Pubs of Williamstown Tuesday 10 October, 2pm to 3pm

Spotswood industrial heritage guided walking tour and pumping station tour Thursday 12 October, 9.30am to 1pm 

Williamstown Botanic Gardens Guided walking Tour Friday 13 October, 10am to 11am


No New Noise by the Australian Creative Music Ensemble 

Friday 6 October

Presented by The Substation and Melbourne Festival.No New Noise is the inaugural program by the Australian Creative Music Ensemble, a new contemporary collective focused on improvising and showcasing the next generation of creative musicians and composers. Three composers respond to this provocative inquiry with new works for a powerhouse eight piece improvising ensemble. Exploring questions of authenticity in an age of digital reproduction. Held from 8pm at The Substation, 1 Market St, Newport. More details at thesubstation.org.au

Farmers Market

Sunday 8th October

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

Around the Bay in a Day: Altona Beach Break

Sunday 8th October 

Around the Bay in a Day is the one day of the year where we unitie to celebrate cycling. Now in its 25th year, Around the bay has cemented its place in bike culture as Australia's biggest one-day bike ride.  The Altona route through Hobsons Bay from 9.15am to 12 noon. For more information and to register, go to : www.bicyclenetwork.com.au.

Environmental Film Festival: Remote Sense

Saturday 14 October

The Environmental Film Festival returns to Hobsons Bay to host a very special event at the Scienceworks Planetarium. The film 'Remote Sense' is a unique visual and sound experience exploring the built and natural environments - a full dome experience that continually fluctuates between the real and the abstract. Not to be missed. Held from 7am to 8pm at Planetarium, Scienceworks, 2 Booker Street, Spotswood. For more details and to buy tickets: www.effa.org.au 

Out on the Weekend     

Saturday 14 October 11.30am to 10.30pm

Welcome back to Out On The Weekend for it's third magical year. melbourne has always had a strong association with the wenty sounds of Alt-Country and American genre, so it's fitting to see such a strong presence of incredible local talent plus international stars taking the stages at the beautiful Seaworks site in seaside williamstown. For those that know, it's a grand day of excellent sounds, good times and sparkling services and we expect to see that again. For those that don't, come join the party.Held at Seaworks, 82 Nelson Place, Williamstown. For tickets and for more information visit www.outontheweekend.com.au

The 17th Last Night of the Proms                                                                                                          

14 October 7.30pm

Modelled on the famous last Night of the proms held in England, this event will feature popular classics followed by the 'traditional series" of British patriotic pieces such as Elgar's "Pomp and Circumstances March No. 1 and more. This years special guest is Colleen Hewett. Held at Williamstown Town Hall, 104 Ferguson Street, Williamstown. For tickets contact 9932 4074 or visit www.hobsonsbaytickets.com.au.

Craft Market

Sunday 15th October

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


Plastic Loaves Makes You … Spring presented by The Substation and Plastic Loaves

Friday October 20

Spring time has slinked on in and activity is rousingly warmer. Plastic Loaves’ windows thrust open to invite you inside The Substation for an evening to flourish together. With each space landscaped and pruned by a certified living artist, the sweet air will excrete all night with a long stem of budding performers, vocals, sounds, visuals and alluring beverages, emerging from every gap. Held from 9pm at The Substation, 1 Market St, Newport. More details at thesubstation.org.au

Farmers Market                                                                                                         

Sunday 22nd October

Held in the John Morley Reserve, The Strand, Williamstown from 9am - 1pm. http://www.rfm.net.au/ 


Lovely Lady Lump presented by Arts At Your Doorstep

Friday 27 October

Jokes, truths, and one or two poignant bits from acclaimed Melbourne comic, Lana Schwarcz, who survived breast cancer. Everyone hates cancer. Good. Let’s hate it together with gags, animated projections, and some characters you might meet along the way. Hilarious, poignant and frank, this is a must see for anyone who has ever found themselves lying awake at night worrying about cancer. Lovely Lady Lump reminds us of our ability to take the power back from our fears if we just laugh at them… or at least with them. Held from 7,30pm at Williamstown Town Hall, 104 Ferguson Street, Williamstown. Tickets from www.hobsonsbaytickets.com.au 


Quilt Show: Lorraine Rogers

28th October to 6 November.

Quilter Lorraine Rogers showcases her unique quilts. Photographs are the basis for her patterns, she then paints & dyes her own fabrics to make truly stunning works of art. Held at Louis Joel Arts & Community Centre, 5 Sargood Street, Altona.  More details at ljac.com.au
















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