If you’re looking for a fun way to spend your weekend, look no further than our very own backyard: the Goulburn Valley.
Spectacular circus on Sesame Street
Finally we can tell you exactly how to get there Sesame Street. You might not have guessed it, but the only thing that tops the Circus Spectacular is its inclusion of all the Beloved’s fan-favorites Sesame Street. A 90-minute extravaganza also features Elmo, Grover and the Cookie Monster at the Shepparton Showgrounds.
The shows will run over the next three weeks, with this week’s shows starting at 6.30pm on Friday 22nd July. For more information and bookings go to https://www.sesamestreetcircus.com.au/
The Winter Sessions
The Small Towns Live Music Hall Tour makes its third stop at the Kialla Central Hall. What better time to curl up to candlelight and the sweet serenade of acoustic music than this chilly winter? Braden Pullen and Fortessima perform from 5:30 p.m.; Tickets are available through https://www.thewintersessions.com/
Shepparton Farmers and Specialty Market
Fresh produce, cute knickknacks, delicious treats – there are so many treasures to discover. The market is held on the fourth Saturday of every month and starts at 8:30am and runs until 1:30pm at the Shepparton Showgrounds in High St.
Shepparton Italian Social Club
Come to a valuable information session for members of the Italian community.
Italian Consul General Hanna Pappalardo and representatives from various service providers – Melbourne Italian Consulate, COMITES, ACLI, INAS, COASIT and INCA – are coming from Melbourne to meet and speak to the Italian community.
The information session will cover topics such as Italian Consulate services, Italian and Australian pensions and elderly care. There will also be an opportunity for Italian citizens to renew their passports and for Italian passport and citizenship requests.
The meeting will take place at 12pm at the Shepparton Italian Social Club. Admission is free. Light refreshments will be provided after the information session. All interested are welcome.
Hockey Victoria Premier League Day
The Goulburn Valley Hockey Association are delighted to welcome Essendon and Camberwell Hockey Clubs to Cardamone Real Estate Hockey Victoria Premier League Day in Shepparton.
Following the success of Premier League Day in 2019, the next edition of Hockey Victoria’s Premier League Day at Shepparton is the most exciting yet.
Camberwell joins Essendon with both sides in the top 8 while the women’s clash at 3pm is a top-of-the-table clash.
Essendon has Connor Holland, Nathan McBain, Xavier McBain (Strikers Hockey Club), Lewis Citroen (Benalla Hockey Club), Liam Schreck (SYC Hockey Club) in their Premier League and reserve squads, while Camberwell has Sam Lowndes (Echuca Moama Hockey Club) in theirs Squad while on the women’s side, Hockeyroo development players Laura Barden, Kristina Bates and Sophie Taylor with internationals Joanne Peeters (Belgium) and Hazuki Yuda (Japan) wear the Camberwell mandarine and royal blue, while Essendon have HC Melbourne player Aisling Utri and Olivia Colasurdo with Maartje Goderie from Belgium and Tess Palubiski from Rutherglen.
The men’s Premier League game starts at 13:30, while the women’s Premier League game starts at 15:00. Reserve games are played on the second field.
Under the wisteria
Shepparton will receive a virtual visit from Kate Wylie, a general practitioner specializing in climate change.
dr Wylie will be attending via Zoom.
The South Australian doctor has long been concerned about how climate change is affecting the public, and while she doesn’t raise the issue without her patients’ prompting, it does come up opportunistically.
She says when a patient mentions their concern about asthma, she can then explain how climate change may exacerbate that difficulty.
The zoom event with Dr. Wylie is free, starts at 11am, lasts about an hour and there will be a question and answer session. The session is available at https://bit.ly/3uXApgt
Questions about the event should be directed to Beneath the Wisteria convenor Robert McLean on 0400 502 199 or email email@example.com
Lunch and talk with the LGBTQIA+ Communities Officer
Victorian Commissioner for LGBTQIA+ Communities Todd Fernando comes to Shepparton to have lunch with the local community. The event starts at 12pm at the North Shepparton Community and Learning Centre, 10-14 Parkside Dve and offers an opportunity to catch up with old friends and meet some new ones and features live performances by LGBTQIA+ musicians. For catering purposes please log in and let Damien know of your dietary requirements on 0418 511 562.
Variety Music Day
Emcee Val Cosway will lead the event with guest artist Venessa Warra; All walk-up artists must use the band The Night Owls, no backing tracks, and call John no later than Friday July 22nd.
Doors open at 11am for a midday start at Shepparton Harness Racing Club, 758 Melbourne Rd Hwy, Kialla on Sunday 24th July.
A barbecue lunch will be available for purchase, with complimentary coffee and tea, raffles, door prizes, Nifty Fifties and meat platters to be won.
Admission is $10 and face masks must be worn unless eating or drinking.
For information contact John on 0400 170 339.
Country Music by Cricketers Arms
Enjoy country music with guest artist Wayne Horsburgh on Thursday 28th July at the Cricketers Arms Hotel Mooroopna from 1pm-4pm.
Doors open at 11.30am with meals at noon. Admission is $10 for music and dance, with proceeds benefiting the homeless.
Pre-event bookings with Joyce on 0408 218 411.
Solar City Country Music Club
Callum Gleeson will be the guest artist at the Solar City Country Club event on Sunday, August 14th with the band The Night Owls.
Held at the Shepparton Harness Racing Club, 758 Melbourne Rd Hwy, Kialla from 12pm to 5pm.
Nifty-fifty, raffles, meat platters and a barbecue lunch are available for purchase; Face masks must be worn unless eating or drinking.
Admission is $7 for members, otherwise $8. For information contact John on 0400 170 339.
Shepparton Croquet Club
Winter season times are Tuesday, Friday and Saturday at 12:30pm for a 1pm start. A game for all ages – beginners welcome. All equipment is provided, flat-soled shoes must be worn. Proof of vaccination must be presented. Inquiries to the secretariat at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 0419 002 682.
Calling all bagpipers
Goulburn Valley Pipes and Drums members are in dire need of experienced pipers and drummers to join the band. Members would also welcome people who would like to learn to play the bagpipes, side, tenor or bass drums. Members practice in the hall at The Hub, Morrell St, Mooroopna on Thursdays from 7pm. For information call Eileen Mackie on 0420 350 216.
Group of friends over 60
A friendly social group meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 6:00pm at the Casablanca Restaurant, 125 High St, Shepparton for dinner and to discuss day and evening trips for the coming month. Singles, friends and couples are welcome. No committee, fees or obligation to participate in excursions. For information call David on 0409 133 044 or Jan on 0458 211 104.
Members of the public interested in joining Lodge Eshcol are encouraged to apply. The Masonic group is looking for new members to join their ranks to give back to the Shepparton community. Contact Alan Thomson on 0402 284 797 for details.