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Entertainment �� Dining, what’s on, bands and more…

What’s on Sensational Movers Keep fit this winter and join the ‘Hallam Sensational Movers’ club. A gentle exercise classes for those who prefer it or step up your pace if you can. ■ Mondays 11.15am and Wednesdays 11.00 am at the Scout Hall, Gunns Road, Hallam. $5 per class. Ph: 9703-1688 for more details.

The Narre Warren and District Family History Group would like to invite both members and visitors to the next meeting. Guest speakers will be Bert Rae and his sister, Mrs Thelma Witham. Their family settled in Narre Warren North 170 years ago, and they will tell us about their family’s history in the area and the history of Narre Warren North. ■ Saturday 13 May. 2pm. Meeting Room, Narre Warren Library, Overland Drive, Fountain Gate. Entry $3. Visitors are welcome, bookings not required. For further inquiries, contact Lynne on 8787 5558.

U3A U3A Cranbourne are looking for new members to fill some of courses, including cycling, folk art, bridge, mah-jong, learning keyboard, and singing for fun. ■ For further information about all of our courses, contact Yvonne Croft - tutor co-ordinator on 8790 8497 - 0408 340 425 or U3A Cranbourne Office 5995 0311.

Cake decorating made easy Fun and hands on class. Learn how to decorate the perfect drippy cake with WOW factor! Cost includes all ingredients; bring an apron and a container to take cake home. ■ Monday 29 May, 7pm to 9pm. Cost: $35. Balla Balla Community Centre 5990 0900.

Local history festival Explore the history of your suburb or family, examine displays and artefacts from local heritage groups and chat to local historians. Food provided by Officer Owls CWA, live music and local history books for sale. ■ Casey Cardinia Heritage Festival, Sunday 21 May, 10am-3pm. Narre Warren Mechanics Institute, 59 Webb Street, Narre Warren.

Mosaics Course designed for those with little or no mosaic experience. The course covers all the basic techniques required to complete a mosaic, including preparation, cutting tiles, gluing and grouting. Experienced students can work on their own piece with the guidance of this award-winning tutor. ■ Starting Thursday 1 June for four weeks. 7pm - 9.30pm. Cost: $75 Materials Cost: Mosaic Kit - Beginners $25, payable to tutor at first lesson. Returning students - individual projects to be discussed with tutor. Balla Balla Community Centre 5990 0900.

Art sale Berwick Art Society has artworks for sale and viewing on the fourth Thursday of the month. ■ Artworks on display between 11.30am2.30pm at the Old Cheese Factory function room, Homestead Road, Berwick.

Cranbourne Day View Club The Cranbourne Day View Club is looking for new members to join their group. The group is helping to sponsor students through The Smith Family. ■ Meetings are the first Wednesday of the month at Amstel Club. For more information, contact Trish Ransom on 5995 7037.

Something different for seniors Come and try a game of table tennis with the Narre Warren Seniors Club. Male and female players are welcome. Friendly games just for fun and exercise. Entry fee is $1 and sharing coffee, tea and biscuits makes it a social morning with friends. Free coaching is provided. ■ Saturday mornings from 9.30am-noon. 192-196 Centre Road, near the Narre Warren railway station. Contact: 9704 0015 or 0426 736 467.

Senior Citizen’s Club Hallam Senior Citizens Club is open Monday,

Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Members enjoy carpet bowls, bingo, games, clubroom events and day tours. New members are welcome. ■ For further information, contact president Dorothy Mickelson on 9796 7580. The centre is at 2 Princes Domain Drive, Hallam.

Art sale Admire and learn more about the works of Berwick Society’s paint group in its monthly art sale. The exhibiting artists will be working and available for a chat during the sale. ■ The art sales are held on the fourth Thursday of the month in The Function Room at the Old Cheese Factory.

Storytime The Berwick Mechanics Institute and Free Library is providing a storytime for pre-schoolers. ■ Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10.30am at 15 High Street, Berwick. Contact 9707 3519 or email

Problem drinkers Al-Anon Family Group is for relatives and friends of problem drinkers. ■ Mondays from 10am at the Andrews Centre, corner Hanna Drive and Heatherton Road, Endeavour Hills. Contact 1300 252 666 or visit

Indoor bowls Enjoy full size indoor bowls at the Casey Indoor Sports Centre every Friday morning. Morning tea supplied. ■ Holland Drive, Cranbourne, 10am until noon. Cost $5. Contact Ron on 5990 9048 or 0411 126 946.

Stitch up a course Stitch and Chat is a weekly practical workshop for sewing crafts - knitting, embroidery, quilting, crochet - led by a guest facilitator. ■ Narre Warren North Uniting Church. For details and dates phone 9700 5061.

Disadvantaged toddlers’ group A self-help support group for parents whose severely disadvantaged children are unable to participate in mainstream pre-school activities. It is particularly aimed at children suffering from conditions that require 24-hour supervision. ■ Narre Warren North Uniting Church. For details and dates, phone 9700 5061.

Affordable healthy cooking Healthy cooking teaches participants to prepare healthy home-cooked meals. Aimed at families and singles, this series of weekly demonstrations will be supported by followup practical sessions for each recipe. ■ Narre Warren North Uniting Church. For details and dates phone 9700 5061.

From the company behind the multi-award winning, national touring productions of 1984 and Animal Farm comes a new adaptation of Bram Stoker’s twisted tale Dracula. Queensland production company Shake and Stir is hitting Victoria with the gripping, bloody classic, with the critically acclaimed production set to take the stage at the Cardinia Cultural Centre on Tuesday 6 June. Audience members are set to jump out of their chairs in fright as young Lawyer Jonathan Harker visits Castle Dracula deep within the Carpathian Mountains. Receiving strange hospitality from his mysterious host, Jonathan becomes alone and trapped within the castle walls and discovers that Dracula wants more than his presence at the dinner table he might also be the main course. Dracula then travels to London on a quest for seduction, true love and above all - blood. Shake and Stir’s adaption of Dracula has already made its way across Brisbane, with The Sunday Mail stating, that “there’s no stopping Brisbane’s Shake and Stir as it presents another standout production and reaffirms its spot as one of the country’s most exciting theatre companies”.

Shake and Stir takes a bite out of the classic. Theatre goers can catch Shake and Stir’s new adaption of Dracula on Tuesday 6 June at either 11am or 8pm at the Cardinia Cultural Centre, 40 Lakeside Boulevard, Pakenham. To find out more call 5624 2456 or for bookings visit

Mist surrounds art exploits Presented by The Tasmania Theatre Company, Straightjacket Productions and Karralyka Centre, the scintillating comedy-drama Bakersfield Mist is set to take centre stage at the Cardinia Cultural Centre this June. Based on true events, Stephen Sachs’ Bakersfield Mist will leave audience members asking themselves if the true value of art in the eyes of the beholder? The drama unfolds as Maude (Julie Nihill), an unemployed bartender, purchases a painting for a few bucks from an op-shop. Despite almost trashing it, she then comes to believe that it is a Jackson Pollock piece which is worth millions. In fact she’s certain it is. But when world-class art expert Lionel Percy (John Wood) flies over from New York and arrives at her trailer park home in Bakersfield to authenticate

Inspired by true events, Bakersfield Mist is set to take centre stage at the Cardinia Cultural Centre this June. the painting, he really has no idea what he’s about to discover. Based on a true story, Bakersfield Mist is a comedy set in the present day. With The Times labelling it as “a thoroughly entertaining 85 minutes of quipping arguing, boozing, opining, fist fighting and soul-baring”, Bakersfield

Mist isn’t one to be missed! Theatre goers can catch Stephen Sachs’ Bakersfield Mist on Tuesday 13 June at 8pm at the Cardinia Cultural Centre, 40 Lakeside Boulevard, Pakenham. To find out more call 5624 2456 or for bookings visit

Walking group Walk and Talk is a free weekly walking group that meets at Balla Balla Community Centre every Tuesday. Participants enjoy great walks that are self-paced. It’s a great way to meet new people and exercise at the same time. It is followed by coffee and a chat. ■ Tuesdays during the school term, 9.30am11am. Call 5990 0900 to register.

Myuna Farm Myuna Farm in Doveton hosts a produce swap where residents can swap their excess homegrown produce with other participants. Produce swaps are not only for swapping homegrown fruit and vegetables, but participants can also bring along items including eggs, seeds and seedlings, flowers and compost. There is no money exchanged, just items swapped. New participants are welcome and no bookings are required. ■ Myuna Farm, 182 Kidds Road, Doveton, second Saturday of every month. Call 9706 9944.


Family history

Dracula’s tale chills the blood

Starring JOHN WOOD & JULIE NIHILL “Inspired by true events, this sparkling and colourful new comedy-drama asks vital questions about what makes art and people truly authentic” - The Telegraph

Tuesday 6 June 11:00am, 8:00pm Tuesday 13 June 8:00pm Cardinia Cultural Centre - 40 Lakeside Blvd, Pakenham Bookings: - Ph 5624 2456 - Presented by West Gippsland Arts Centre

News - Berwick - 11th May 2017  
News - Berwick - 11th May 2017