Thursday, 21 February 2008

What's going on around Bayside town

Rickett's Point foreshore: Monday morning.

Art Competition:

Inspired by the great landscape artists of the Heidelberg School, the En Plein Air art competition invites artists of all levels to create artworks in the open air. All that is required is that the artwork is created between March 7 and 14 and and you paint, draw and generally create your piece in the open air, inspired by the landscape from Brighton to Mentone.

Individuals, families and children are all able to enter. The contributions will be exhibited at Sandybeach Community Centre on Saturday March 15 and Sunday March 16 for judging and sale.

For more details and entry forms visit:

Garage Sale:

The Keysborough Animal Shelter is holding a monster garage sale, with all funds going directly to the care of the animals. Items for bargain prices include: linen, collectibles, books, ornaments, toys, sporting goods and more.
When: Sunday March 2
From: 8am - 12 noon
Where: Keysborough Animal Shelter, 10 Homleigh Road, Keysborough

For more details (and to view the beautiful animals they have looking for homes) visit:

School readiness program:

Wanting to help your child get better prepared for prep? A local school readiness program is running for children aged 4-5 by experienced teachers. It works on teaching handwriting, reading, spelling and counting skills.

For more information contact: Joanna on (03) 9587 6784 or Tamara on (03) 9890 4546.

Swimming Lessons:

Getting your child in to a swimming class in
Bayside is no easy task. With classes full to overflowing, you need planning and timing on your side. Klim Swim is nearly all booked up this term but word is that March 17 is the day they will be taking bookings for next term. So put it in your diary and make it your first task on the day!

For more information visit:

Turnover those toys:

Bayside Toy Library has been going strong since 1985 lending toys to children aged six months to 10 years. Included are many toys that families might not own - ride on cars, mini trampolines, slides, seesaws, mini kitchens and work benches. The library also stocks hundreds of DVDs, videos and CDs.
The library can be found at 212
Dendy St, Brighton East (next to Brighton Golf Course).

For more information phone: (03) 9598 5253.

Food Glorious Food:

The Bright 'n' Sandy food and wine festival is on this Sunday, February 24 at Green Point, Brighton. There will be demonstrations by lots of well-known chefs, wine educators and a day's full of entertainment. Time to eat, drink, wander and make merry.

For more information visit:

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