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Community Contacts Roleystone Community Youth Workers Joyce Arnott Mob: 0408 956 559 or Stuart Hight Email: youth@roleycommunitychurch.org Roleystone Badminton Club Trudie 9397 6920 Roleystone Hall Tues 9.15-11am, Wed 7.30-9.30pm Roleystone Girls’ Brigade Yvonne 9397 5153 RK Snr Cricket Club Graham Fuller (Pres) 0400 195 061 RK Jnr Cricket Club Katie 9496 2150, Mike 9397 7604 or Tim 9397 7313 Roleystone Jnr Football Club Sean Ashby (Pres) 0467 814 004, Connie Saffioti (Reg) 9397 5191 www.rjfc.org.au Roleystone Snr Football Club Jason Hammond (Pres) 0411 702 504, Jocelyn Jones (Sec) 0437 887 930 ww.roleystonessfc.org.au Roleystone Gymnastics Melanie Berson (Pres) 0437 057 642, Email: roleystone@gymnastics.org.au. Phone (Gym) 9496 1484 Roleystone Womens Hockey Sue 9398 7426 Helen 9397 5939,0438 923 477 Roleystone Tee-Ball & Baseball Club Inc. Sandy Johnson (Pres) 0419 875 277 & Tanya Taylor (Reg) 0409 112 373 Organic Growers Assoc. meets 2nd Wed of the mth Lisa 9399 2312 Roleystone Redback’s Little Athletics Club Boys & Girls U6-U17’s Ph: Sarah 0408 959 436 or Alyce 0430 835 047 Roleystone Community Church 1 Croyden Rd Roleystone Minister David Bardsley Wk: 9397 5955 Hm: 9397 9303 Roleystone Schools P&C Amy Boughton (Sec) 9397 5559 1st Roleystone Scout Grp Karragullen Hall Joanne Meuli 9496 0290 St Christopher’s Anglican Church 9293 8273 Community Garden Forum & Men’s Shed For more information please contact Chris Johnston on 6396 0756 Child Health Nurse Thurs & Fri by appointment 9397 5813 Kalamunda District Bridge Club Weekly Day & Evening Sessions, Andy Leal 9291 6451, kdclub@bigpond.com Roleystone Gumnut Playgroup 5 sessions p/wk kids aged 0-5yrs. Janice McLean 0410 025 019 roleystone.gumnut.president@live.com.au Alcoholics Anonymous Meet every Sat at 7pm 9325 3566 Australian Sewing Guild Southern Hills Neighbourhood Grp meet 2nd Sun of the mth, Karen Anderson 9354 7806 Patchwork Quilting Friendship Days Lyn 9397 5207 Armadale PCYC 2 Townley St 9399 1091, armadalepcyc@wapcyc.com.au The Rivercare Group Pat Hart 9496 1634 Armadale-Kelmscott Swimming Club info@akswimclub.org.au, Patty Blackwell (Pres) 9497 8197 (8am-8pm) The House of Bamboo Carol 9397 7679 City of Armadale - Roleystone Ward Councillors Caroline Wielinga 0488 900 307, Cr.CWielinga@armadale.wa.gov.au Grant Nixon 0418 449 611, grandem@iinet.net.au Roleystone Netball Club Vanessa Mason (Pres), Amy Boughton (Reg) 9397 5559 and Diane Bunten (Sec) 0404 012 462 Roleystone & Districts Basketball Chris Webb 0414 166 401, Kirk Allnutt 0423 433 449 Training @ Roleystone Basketball Crts Fri 5pm Darling Range Wildlife Shelter 9394 0885 Armadale Toastmasters meets every Tues 6.30pm Armadale PS Peter Law 0408 936 623, peter_law56@hotmail.com Kanyana Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre 9291 3900 Kanyana provides advice & assistance 24hrs a day, 7 days a week DEC’s Department of Environment and Conservation WildCare Hotline 9474 9055. WildCare hotline operates 24hrs a day, 7 days a week, diverting to after hrs numbers at nights & weekends, to provide immediate assistance Roleystone Guides Suellen Mackay 9496 1375 Art Classes RNFC Mon-Tues & Thur 9496 1115 www.roleyfamilycentre.com.au Landscape Painting Tues 6.30-9.30pm Ian 9496 0034 Roleystone Lawn Bowls Gerry Chapman (Pres) 9397 5730 ISADD Intervention Services for Autism & Dev Delay Darryl Cooper 9397 5970 Kelm History Grp Congregational Church Rundle St Kelm Colleen 9496 1817 National Seniors Armadale Branch meet on the 1st Thurs of the mth RSL Hall Commerce Ave Armadale 10-12noon. Lots of interesting speakers all old & new members welcome.Ph: 9397 5880, 9390 2230 Hants & Dorset Social Club Iris Milton 9397 5449 Cat Sterilisation Society 9397 5062 9-4pm Mon-Wed Parents Without Partners Foothills Branch, Weekly Activities organised, Greg 0402 252 230, Marylena 0422 108 711 Bushfire Ready Groups Bedfordale-Ian Thompson 9399 3006, Kelmscott Hills-Peter Jago 0439 997 373, Roleystone-Chris Cairns 0417 983 019, Robert Littmann 0427 977 190, Craig Popperwell 0438 904 485 Black Cockatoo Preservation Society Wildlife Assistance call Louise Hopper 9390 2288 or email: louise@kaarakin.com

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Volunteering can have such a meaningful, positive impact on your community. The rewards of volunteering are many, and will extend far beyond the good feeling you get from helping others. The Second Bite Community Connect program are looking for volunteers to help in their cause, so turn to page 6 for all the information about the program and full contact details. Let’s help make this place a little bit greener! National Tree Day is Australia’s largest community nature care event, with thousands of people doing their part for the natural environment on Sunday 29th of July. The City of Armadale is proud to support events which will see thousands of native trees and shrubs planted in local areas as part of this national celebration. Check out page 10 for the planting locations for the day. Roleystone’s sporting and community groups just wouldn’t function quite the same without its sponsors. Club President Sean Ashby from the Roleystone Junior Football Club makes a special mention of all their

2012 sponsors, and strongly urges club families to support the businesses that support the club. For the first time in 5 years, the real estate supply and demand levels within the Perth metro market have reached their optimum level. Read all the reasons why the market has had such a strong turnaround on page 21. Have you got children that are between 8 and 14 years of age? If so, you won’t want to miss a “Focus on the Family - How to Drug Proof Your Kids” Course, which will be held at the Roleystone Family Centre. This course aims to empower, equip and encourage parents to steer their children away from high risk behaviours such as alcohol consumption and use of other drugs, giving them strategies to build resilient, wise and successful children. Get in quick as attendance numbers are limited! See page 24 for details. Do you seek spiritual enlightenment? Do you want to master your own body and mind, and discover your “true self”? If

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Fiona Newland EDITOR/PUBLISHER so, then practising Qigong regularly may be just what you need to achieve optimum health, healing, vitality and tranquility. The Roleystone Recreation Centre has managed to get Master Alex Lim along to conduct regular qigong and meditation classes on a Wednesday evening right here in Roleystone. If you’re in need of some culinary inspiration, but want to keep it wholesome and simple, Vanessa Jean’s classes will be right up your alley. Her cacao class caters to the cooks with a chocolatey sweet tooth, and other sessions will show you how to easily keep your family warm through winter. Bookings are essential for all classes, so turn to page 28 for further details.

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has to be connected or switched on. The user may turn at will to any sheet, going backward or forward as desired. B.O.O.K. can be used by anyone, even children! It fits comfortably into the hands and can be conveniently used sitting in an armchair, hammock, or just in bed. I’ve even seen people using it on the bus and train on their way to work. When purchased, B.O.O.K. requires no further upkeep/upgrade, and no batteries or wires are needed, since it requires no more power than what is supplied by the user’s brain. I can see it having a promising future. A great future is predicted for it. Benjamin Seabrook. We would like to express our sincerest gratitude to everyone who responded to the Bendigo Bank appeal in aid of those who PARTITIONS PARTITIONS and CEILINGS and CEILINGS lost their homes and possessions in the G Y P R O C K S GP YE PC RI AOLCIKS TSSP E C I A L I S T S Roleystone/Kelmscott bush fires in February 2011. So many freely gave up their time, • Renovations •&Renovations New Homes & • Fancy New Homes Cornice • Fancy & Ceiling Cornice Roses& Ceiling Roses money and personal services to help those • Partitioning •& Partitioning All Commercial & All Ceilings Commercial Ceilings affected. Special thanks must go to the ladies MOBILE: 0418 MOBILE: 9430418 320 943 320 who made the lovely quilts, and the kind folk 9496Ph/Fax: 1015 Barry: 9496 9397 1015 5598 Barry: 9397 5598 at Roleystone Hardware and Pine Discount Rod: Ph/Fax:Rod: Furniture in Kenwick. Lewis and Harry Fraser.

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There have been inquiries as to what happened to the water tank at Cross Park, and it’s a good question. It was due to be replaced during the last financial year, but is only just being replaced now. The replacement process will also include the pipes and sprinkler fixtures at Cross Park. This is part of a citywide aim to improve irrigation efficiency in the face of decreasing water supplies. The water tanks at Springdale and Karragullen are also in this year’s draft budget for replacement. Cross Park-Springdale “Master Planning” If you are in a group or club in Roleystone, and would like to express your interest in using public land or property, please read on. The precursor report relating to the City of Armadale’s current and future needs in the established areas, “Active Sporting Reserves and Community Hubs Study”, was released publicly in February of this year. For perusal you can go to www.armadale.wa.gov.au/ Home/Your_Council/Agendas_and_Minutes/ Download_Agendas_and_Minutes?timesp an=2012-02-01|2012-02-29. The Council report states that “The objectives for the study included: 1. Development of guiding principles to achieve sustainable use of community facilities. 2. Development of community hubs that can be used by the broader community. 3. Achieving optimal use of the sporting reserves.”

The study apparently “revealed the high cost associated with the maintenance of the reserves and the room for improvement in terms of community use and access to reserve infrastructure”, and also “highlights duplication of infrastructure on some sites which will need further investigation with a view to consolidation of these buildings and other infrastructure. This approach will have a number of benefits including improving efficiency of infrastructure and lowering ongoing costs to the City for maintenance and operation.” This broader study across the City of Armadale has led to the detailed studies at Roleystone (Cross Park/Springdale) and Kelmscott (Rushton Park/John Dunn Reserve). Sporting and community groups are urged to consider what infrastructure they use, require or wish for and write it down and send it to the City as soon as possible. All of the main groups will also be independently contacted by the consultants conducting the new detailed “master planning” study. Groups should not only think about what they require but also how they can work with or colloborate with other groups. Also of interest are the basic numbers of how many are in the group/club and how often you meet etc. The main focus appears to be on consolidation and maintenance cost saving, but not to the detriment of social amenity. Make sure you let the City of Armadale know how important your group or club is! Caroline Wielinga.

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An ancient technology rediscovered to aid modern learning An exciting learning aid has made an appearance, sparking new interest in its value. Indications show that if it catches on, all electronic gadgets will be rendered junk. The device is known as Built-in Orderly Organised Knowledge. The makers generally call it by its initials: B.O.O.K. It can claim many advantages over the learning and teaching aids which most people are brought up with nowadays. It has no wires, no electricity circuits that can break down, no connection to an electricity power point is needed, because it is made entirely without mechanical parts. How does this revolutionary, unbelievably easy invention work? It consists of paper sheets, which depending on the size of the b.o.o.k., can number in the hundreds. To make it easier for the user to keep the sheets in order, they are held in place by a special device called a binding. Each sheet presents the user with information in the form of symbols which are absorbed optically for automatic registration on the brain. B.O.O.K. may be taken up at any time and used by merely opening it. Nothing


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Roleystone Community College Verge Rehabilitation Project The Roleystone school has very highly valued residual vegetation on its grounds, the best example of which is the area of vegetation on the corner of Brooks and Raeburn Roads. Every year, we have been treated to the beautiful natural display of orchids and wild flowers amongst the large Marri and Jarrah trees, but this bushland has now been dealt a harsh blow by recent construction of car bays and excessive clearing by the contractor. By the end of the works, all of the verge vegetation was removed to about 8m off the final pathway, and much of the topsoil was scraped off. Finally thick mulch was spread over the cleared area, which may prevent any of the native plants from regerminating. With support from the school, volunteers organised by Roleybushcare spent a morning scraping away over 10 large trailer loads of mulch, in the hope that some of the orchids, fungi, and seeds may remain and germinate this winter. The plan is that after seeing how much vegetation returns, the area will be replanted with trees, banksias, and bushes that used to be on the site. We have remarkable, undervalued, and unprotected natural heritage here in Roleystone. The reality is that only a small fraction of the original diversity will probably return to this verge. It will take hundreds of hours of volunteer time, as well as plant and machinery costs to rehabilitate the verge. If you are interested in helping out, contact Paul on 0400 521 184. For more information on how to best preserve the remnants of vegetation during site works, check out www.roleybushcare.com.au. Next Field Day On the 5th of August the group will have a revegetation day at Stonegate Reserve, Stonegate Road, Roleystone. Signs will indicate the meeting point. Morning tea will be provided. Please bring gloves and a small trowel if you have them, although we do have some spares. If the weather is inclement please check our website below to ensure the event is still being held. New volunteers welcome. For extra information on the location go to www.roleybushcare.com.au or look at the Roleybushcare noticeboard at the Roleystone Shopping Centre.

(top-bottom) Roleystone Community College school verge removing mulch, donkey orchid, cowslip orchid, spider orchid and school verge before clearing.


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The Second Bite Coles Community Connect Program works with Armadale Youth Resources to deliver nutritious and healthy fresh produce as well as bakery items to over 8 highly disadvantaged schools and community programs in the Armadale Area. In our first month, we delivered over 250 kilos of produce from our fantastic partners at Coles in Armadale, Seville Grove, and Kelmscott. We expect this to grow as Coles staff become more familiar with the program. The food which is only discarded because its no longer “shelf presentable” is selected by the produce and bakery managers after the questions “Would I eat it myself?” and “Will it last 48 hours?” are asked. Instead of going to landfill, the food gets delivered for use in school breakfast and lunch programs, cooking classes, community cooking classes and emergency relief. One school has a big cook-up once a week with parents, and the food is then frozen ready for use by school families who find themselves in crisis or with a big event on their hands, like a new baby in the house. We’ve found that lots of teachers were spending their own money on feeding students who simply were not getting breakfast, lunch or dinner otherwise. To keep the program running, we are looking for volunteers with a clean driving license to help us out for just two hours a week. Training is provided, as is a vehicle. We do food runs on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, and we’d like volunteers to be available from 2-4pm. We are also looking for donations of working deep freezers to help the schools store items. If you’re concerned about delivery, we can organise pick-up. For more information on how you can help, please ring Denise Hardie on 0411 568 789. If you’d like to learn more about the Second Bite Program, go to www.secondbite.org.au.

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By the newest kids on the block, a unique vocal group who are set to make quite the entrance with their debut concert this month. Naya Chorale, the recently founded brainchild of Martin local musician Adam Brockway and his business partner Jeremy de Vries-Turnell, is a choir that combines the considerable talents of 38 men and women of varying ages and experience, many of them graduates from specialised music programs at Perth Modern School and Churchlands Senior High School. Lead by their Conductor Adam Brockway, a graduate of the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, Naya Chorale’s music pushes the standard of choral music with its high quality, uplifting a cappella performances. Hannah Brockway, sister to Adam and proud member of Naya, has described the group’s repertoire as “fantastic - the kind of stuff that gives you goosebumps.” Other singers from Naya will tell you that the choir is fast-paced, challenging, and a thrill to be a part of. Adam himself commented, saying “Naya Chorale is the group I have always wanted to conduct.” While other more developed choirs in Perth are still grappling for singers (particularly male ones), Naya Chorale, only four months into its inaugural season, started out with a well-balanced group of nearly 40! And that’s just counting the one who made it through the auditions! “We had such an overwhelming response, it’s clear that a lot of musicians were looking for the same thing that we were” said the choir’s business

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The Andrews family have resided in Roleystone for almost 25 years, and sent all of their children to the local Primary and District High School. On Saturday the 26th of May, 2012, Chris and Sue Andrews came together with about 25 other close family and friends to celebrate their daughter Shannon’s marriage to James Cook. The happy couple had the pleasure of taking their wedding vows at the stunning Ayana Resort in Jimbaran Bay Bali, and were luckily blessed with divine weather on the day. The event was definitely a family affair, with Shannon’s niece Chloe (currently attending Roleystone Community College) as flower girl. The Cooks and their guests dined on 7 courses at the open air reception, were entertained by traditional Balinese dancers and fire twirlers, and finished off the special evening with cocktails in the resort’s amazing “rock bar”. They went on to honeymoon in Maldives and Singapore.


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Former Roleystone Theatre performer Carmen Miles (left), as Thea in ‘Hedda Gabler’ with Olivia Darby in the title role. which provides work experience for international students. Not bad for a neuroscience and genetics graduate who works as a research assistant in a vaccine development company, headed by Nobel Laureate Barry Marshall. “Hedda Gabler is one of the classics of realism, and performing in such an important play was too good an opportunity to pass up,” she said. ‘Hedda Gabler’ will play at 8pm July 20-21, 26-28, 2pm Matinee July 22. Tickets $18 adults, $14 concession. You can book by calling 9330 4565 or email: bookings@meltheco.org. au. Melville Theatre Cnr Stock Rd and Canning Hwy, Palmyra.

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Well the 2012 season has hit the halfway mark, and all teams are performing fantastically. Their displays of passion and commitment truly make us proud. We are fortunate to have a great new major sponsor, Howell Builders, coming on board to back the club this year. All sponsors are greatly appreciated, and I would urge Club families to support the businesses that support the club; Roleystone Supa IGA, Harvey Pork, The Cricket & Football Shop, DM Civil, Hills Gas Supply, Caversham Store, Concrete The Lot, Fraser & London Roofing Services, K&K Concrete, Hansen Environmental Services and T&A Civil. Every year the club functions only because of the great work done by its volunteers, who give up their time each week and weekend to ensure that the club continues to be a competently run community program for young people playing football each season. As President, I would like to thank everybody involved, and would also like to remind you that to ensure match days run smoothly, the club will need the support of the player’s family members to fulfill team roster obligations. Any assistance given by volunteers is greatly appreciated. As a district member of the South Fremantle Football Club, our club is part of a points reward program which encourages positive behavior by all club members.

The good conduct of players, coaches and supporters earns the teams weekly E Points, which go towards the Challenge Shield. With our teams heading into finals (fingers crossed), we do not allow any E Point infringements to stop the great effort already displayed by the Club. As members of the Roleystone Junior Football Club, we mean to present ourselves as a positive community that is dedicated to the spirit of the game, as well as good sportsmanship with other players, officials and umpires. Our young umpires, many of whom come from the Roleystone district, need everybody’s full support and encouragement, to ensure that the junior and youth league have young umpires coming through the ranks each year. Please remember to make these young people feel comfortable in the umpiring role, so they feel supported by their clubs, and will be confident enough to return each season. I invite everyone to come and encourage our players each week, enjoy the great food from the canteen, and have a great time being a part of your communitybased football club, the Mighty Tigers. I look forward to the rest of the season with you all, and would like to thank everybody for being a part of the Roleystone Junior Football Club in 2012. Sean Ashby.


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One of Shakespeare’s great comedies is being brought to life at Roleystone Theatre this July. Described as a joyous romp, ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ celebrates brave soldiers returning triumphant from the battlefield, only to find themselves bewildered by love. It has been performed in a plethora of stage productions over the years, including a 2011 show featuring Doctor Who actors David Tennant and Catherine Tate. There have also been numerous television and film adaptions, such as the popular 1993 version, directed by Kenneth Branagh, and starring Emma Thompson, Denzel Washington, Keanu Reeves and Kate Beckinsale. Roleystone Theatre Director Paul Treasure said ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ is one of his favourite Shakespeare plays. “It always seems very modern,” he said. “The relationship between Beatrice and Benedick is one I have seen many times with people I know, and I love it. The play also has very strong and forthright female characters. Like all Shakespearean comedies, there are three or four different plots going on at the same time, but it’s primarily a play about two intelligent and witty people, and the way everyone else tries to get them together.” While people often think Shakespeare’s language as difficult, Treasure said it can be surprisingly easy for actors to breathe life into the words, simply because Shakespeare wrote for actors. “The main and most exciting challenge is going through the play with a fine toothcomb and finding all the little hints and suggestions that Shakespeaere has buried in there,” he said. “His plays can often be like a jigsaw or crossword.” Involved in theatre since 1989, Treasure has appeared in more than 100 productions, from

Aristophanes’ ‘Lysistrata’ through to Andrew Lloyd Webber’s ‘By Jeeves’, with theatre companies including Marloo, Roleystone, Blak Yak, KADS, Kwinana, Garrick, Park, Pit and Acorn Theatres, and the Mandurah Performing Arts Centre. He has been nominated three times for Best Director at the annual Finley Awards for his work in ‘The Sound of Music’, ‘Little Women’, and ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’, and has also won awards for his acting roles. Treasure describes his production of ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ as “traditional but radical”. “Because the Kenneth Branagh version is one of the most beloved Shakespeare films, people forget the play is not set actually set in Tuscany, but in Sicily, which is on the complete opposite end of Italy”, he explained. “We are setting the play in Sicily as it was originally written, and since it’s rarely done this way, it makes this a radical interpretation. Also, because Shakespeare wrote only a few really good female characters, and we have so many good actresses, we have changed the gender of many roles. The town of Messina will now be a town devoid of any men, except the parish priest, because they have all gone off to fight in the civil war, making the returning soldiers the only male characters.” Much Ado About Nothing will play at 8pm on July 20th, 21st, 25th, 27th and 28th. Tickets are $16 for adults and $12 for concession. You can book by calling 9397 5730, or through the new online booking and payment system at www. roleystonetheatre.com.au. Roleystone Theatre is located at 587 Brookton Highway, Roleystone, opposite the Croyden Road junction. (top) Sharnya Thomson as Hero, and Thérèse Cruise as Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing. (bottom) John Ramsell as Don John, and Brad Towton as Borachio in Much Ado About Nothing. Photographs courtesy of Michael McAllan.

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With Kwinana’s oldest amateur theatre company taking its final bow after 43 years, Roleystone Theatre is one of several dramatic clubs around Perth to receive costumes, props and flats that would otherwise go to waste. Reduced membership, lack of volunteers, escalating performing rights fees and other associated costs took their toll on Kwinana Theatre Workshop, causing its unfortunate closure. “With the lack of volunteers, we were always struggling for help with set construction, lighting, sound, the cost of the lease,

overheads and the rights to put on shows,” president Pauline Lawrence said. “These amounts became too much with the lack of patronage, which has dwindled greatly over the years.” The award-winning club started in 1969 after a card was left in the window of local newsagents, calling for people interested in forming a theatre group. With only about six original members, they began holding drama workshops and rehearsals in each other’s homes, before hiring out the Medina Hall for their first performance of ‘The


with Val Fischer, who mentored and guided me until she sadly passed away last year,” Ms Lawrence said. “It would have made her sad to see us wind up. I know the theatre had given her much joy over the years when she was involved. Life members, long-standing members, committee members and I all tried our hardest to keep the club alive, but unfortunately it was not meant to be.” In addition to Roleystone Theatre, costumes, props and flats have also been donated to Mandurah Little Theatre, Arena Arts and Entertainment, the Independent Theatre Association, Nine Lives Productions and Atwell College Specialty Drama Group. cakes and

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The Roleystone Musicians Club recently held their Ultimate Music Quiz Night. It was a fun musical night with heaps of prizes. A big thank you goes out to the Roleystone community for all their support. On the night we managed to raise $1,408.80 and with that the club has been able to purchase 4 new Check out Page 31 for the microphones with dates of our next Two Club boom stands. Nights for July & August.

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Killing of Sister George’. After a few successful years, the group was offered a house in Atkinson Road, which they transformed into a 64seat theatre, and performed in a style known as “in the round”. Over the years, Kwinana Theatre Workshop took part in many state drama festivals and won several Finley Awards, recognising the best production of the year for shows such as ‘Night Must Fall’, ‘Find Me’, ‘Too Far To Walk’ and ‘Deckchairs’. In 1990, Kwinana Theatre Workshop moved into the Koorliny Arts Centre, which State and Federal governments agreed to build with the proviso that the theatre would be involved in the building. Until recently, the theatre would perform five plays, one musical and a Christmas show each year, and had an average annual membership of about 80 to 90 people. Members built all the internal fittings, stage and flats for building sets, and suffered the major headache of sewing the original black curtains. “I have thoroughly enjoyed my position on the committee

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Recently the children of Good Shepherd welcomed a new addition to the school, a very cute baby goat of just 8 months, who will join the school’s much more senior goat Roger. The Assistant Principal, Mr David Tunchon gave all the children the job of naming the new goat, a process which all the classes participated in with much enthusiasm. Many great ideas were put forward, but the winning name came from the 3 year old Kindy class, who came up with the name ‘Mini-Me’, due to the striking resemblance between the baby goat and Roger. Mini-Me was generously donated by a family in Bindoon. Before

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Once again proved to be a wonderful success for the Good Shepherd Catholic Primary School Community. After weeks of finding sponsors, students from Kindy to Year 6 walked distances from 2-5km around the streets of Kelmscott on Wednesday the 20th of June. As usual, the school walkathon was supported by local businesses and the school Parent Group, who donated prizes and morning tea for the participants. A range of prizes were available for every child in the school, with 3rd prize being an Ipod Shuffle, 2nd prize an Ipod Touch and 1st prize an Apple Ipad. These three prizes were won by Kylah Weeding, Benjaman McNamee and Michael O’Shea. All money raised will be used by the school to further provide resources and learning opportunities for the Good Shepherd children. This year we are fundraising for a new Early Childhood playground. The students, staff and parents would like to thank local businesses and the Parent Group for their support and encouragement during Walkathon 2012.

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Eleven of us from Susan Angwin’s Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday art classes in Roleystone drove up to New Norcia for an extended weekend of inspiration, relaxation, and fun. We were very lucky to have dry weather the whole weekend, especially when those bursts of sunshine helped us capture an endless supply of subject matter. Susan made sure we had no shortage in inspiration, taking us around the Museum and Art Gallery and commenting on the religious and contemporary paintings to us. We also had the chance to go for a walk around the various Church properties on the site. As we strolled, Susan encouraged us to view the buildings and surrounding areas from a different perspective. We were shown how to look for shapes, colours, contrasts of light and shade, to see the effect of trees against the buildings, interesting decorative work and even a colourful group of oil barrels filled with cans and bottles. After, we had a coffee break, and then time to wander on our own and do some painting/drawing. We all met up later for the evening meal and a chat, which gave us a chance to get to know each other better. On Saturday morning we did more drawing, and got to see Susan’s excellent example of trees against the monastery wall in ink over a watercolour wash. We had a bit of a Faulty Towers moment during lunch at the hotel, when it turned out we could have pumpkin or minestrone

soup, but could only have minestrone after the pumpkin had run out. Unfortunately, it didn’t! In the afternoon we went down to the river, and although it was rather chilly and grey, some good work was still produced. Back at the hotel, we gathered for a look at each other’s work and some useful constructive comments from Susan. The evening certainly gave us our fill of relaxation and fun. We had our own private dining room, and after an excellent meal and a bottle or two of wine, we were entertained by Austin with fantastic guitar music and songs. Some very loud music and dancing soon followed, rounding out a great evening. Sunday was a glorious day, spent finding more inspiration as Susan took us on a tour of the hotel interior. Even a rumpled bed and stacked chairs in the bar were pointed out as possible subjects, and indeed some came to life when we went our separate ways for further drawing or painting. Late the next morning, we met up one more time to share and discuss our work, before packing up and heading back down to Perth. Altogether, it was an excellent weekend spent drawing and painting. It was an unforgettable experience that really fit into the concepts of inspiration, relaxation and fun. We can’t wait for the next weekend away! Dorothy Tingle.

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How to Drug Proof Your Kids Course Roleystone Community Youth Workers, Joyce Arnott and Stuart Hight will be facilitating the Focus on the Family Course ‘How to Drug Proof Your Kids’ in Term 3 for parents of children aged 8-14 years. This course aims to empower, equip and encourage parents to steer their children away from high risk behaviours such as alcohol and other drugs, giving them strategies to build resilient, wise and successful children. This is an affordable 6 session course that will be held at the Roleystone Family Centre. Places are limited so register to secure your place. What: How to Drug Proof Your Kids Where: Roleystone Family Centre, Wygonda Road, Roleystone When: 7pm-9pm. Starts Tuesday 9th August (every Tuesday for 6 weeks) Cost: $10 per person (this has been heavily subsidised by local sponsors) Contact: Joyce Arnott Mobile: 0408 956 559, or email: youth@roleycommunitychurch.org.


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Are you a Roleystone resident wanting to step up to the stage? Do you dream of following in the footsteps of stars like Liza Minnelli? If so, then get your skates on and head to Hackett Hall from 10am on July 29th, for a chance to be in the WA premiere of the musical “The Rink”. Playlovers Theatre is looking for a variety of men and women aged from 18 to 50, as well as two girls aged 7 and up, to perform and sing in the production. Written by the team behind hits like “Chicago” and “Cabaret”, “The Rink” is set in a rundown rollerskating rink on the east coast of the US in the 1970’s. “It’s a story of forgiveness between a mother and daughter as they try to find a way of letting going of the past and moving into the future,” director Alida Chaney said. “This is a musical with many highs and lows.” Anyone who would like to audition will need to prepare a song of their choice that best showcases their vocal skills, and bring either sheet music or a backing track on a CD or iPod. “They will also be required to do a reading and perform a small dance routine, which the choreographer will teach them, so people should wear suitable, comfortable clothes and footwear,” Chaney said. “All the men and the little girl need to rollerskate in the show, and we’ll have an instructor to help with this in rehearsals. He’s a professional performer and was in the London cast of Starlight Express.” For more details, call 0403 367 047 or email: alida.chaney@yahoo.com.au. The show will run from November 9th to December 1st. Hackett Hall is on Draper Street (off Underwood Avenue) in Floreat. Roles available-FEMALES: skills. Aged 25-35. Lino, Lenny & Angel (Liza Minnelli role) requires Punk strong singing and acting skills strong singing and acting skills, plus needed. Has a solo called “Marry Me”. some dancing skills. Although Angel Aged 30-45. Ben, Dino’s Father & should be about 25, consideration will Mrs Silverman (female) singing and be given to younger or older-looking acting skills required. Age is similar performers because experience is to Lino’s, 30-45. Buddy, Hiram & of more importance. Anna (Chita Mrs Jackson (female) preferably Rivera Role) requires strong singing, an ethnic performer, ideally darkacting and dancing skills. Anna skinned. Singing and acting skills should be between 45-50, but once needed. Aged 25-35. Tony, Tom & again consideration will be given to Punk (thinks he is God’s gift to younger or older-looking performers women) requires singing and acting since experience is of more skills. Aged 25-35. Lucky, Sugar importance. Little Girl x 2 Age 7+) (Female) & Punk (youngest male consideration will again be given to role) singing and acting skills needed. younger or older-looking performers. Aged 18-25. Rollerskating is required on proper rollerskates and good acting skills are needed. The girls will perform on alternate nights. MALES: All men play three roles except the lead male Dino, who plays two roles. All men will need some basic dance skills. Guy & Dino (leading man) requires strong Liza Minnelli and Chita Rivera featured in the singing and acting original cast of “The Rink”.

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For Optimum Health, Healing, Vitality & Tranquility Qigong may sound like a dish you’d find in your local Chinese restaurant, but it is something far more interesting and beneficial. Qigong is in fact an ancient physical and mental exercise similar to the more widely known Tai Chi, and is practiced in some form or another by about 200 million people in China alone. Major hospitals in China have now prescribed Qigong therapy along with Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Western medicine to cure ‘the incurables’. Qigong’s ultimate aim (like yoga’s) is to assist in spiritual Plans are well underway to make this enlightenment, through mastering your even better than last year. We have 20 own body and mind, and discovering stalls with a variety of things for you to your ‘true self’. By practicing Qigong buy for Christmas presents plus great regularly, you can put yourself on the raffle prizes. In conjunction with this road to spiritual enlightenment, and there will be a sausage sizzle at the achieve your optimum health. Optimum health is not simply the absence of Roleystone Shopping Centre. This year diseases, but is also the ability to handle we are having a colouring competition life’s stresses, manage emotional ups for children of all ages so watch this and downs well, and make the right space for further details. decisions with clarity of mind. Master Alex Lim practices Qigong daily, as well as teaches it, and is a living testament to it’s physical and mental If you would lIke a benefits.Master Lim also conducts stall at the faIr workshops and seminars in Australia please contact and overseas. He currently runs classes at Applecross, North Fremantle, White heather on 9496 3769 Gum Valley and has now come to teach The VALLEY Reporter at Roleystone. Classes are held every proudly supports Wednesday night from 7-8:45pm at the st christophEr’s church Roleystone Recreation Centre, cost $20 per session or $70 per month. For more info visit www.qigongtao.com.au.


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Cooking & Raw Food Meal Classes with Vanessa Jean Wk 2 1/8 Simple, wholesome family meals. Wk 3 8/8 Nourishment with raw food for winter. Wk 4 15/8 Wintery soups and stews, using legumes, root veggies and grains. Wk 5 22/8 Nutrient dense snacks and lunch box ideas for work and school. Wk 6 29/8 Cacao, Cacao, Cacao. In this class we explore the holy bean and her myriad gifts like chocolate, fudge, new bliss balls, smoothies and other heavenly treats. Saturday 11/8 or Sunday 12/8 11-3pm Nourishment with raw food for winter. A raw food only class that will explore the realms of savoury, sweet and smoothie ideas to meet your everyday needs. Saturday 1/9 or Sunday 2/9 11-3pm Another cacao session for those who just can’t get enough of nature’s 27 Wheatley Street Gosnells WA 6110 loveliest treat. Tel: 9394 0233 Email: mcfarhouse@netspace.net.au All classes will use seasonal, organic/ Term 3 2012 enrolmenTs biodynamic ingredients. Wholefood cooking and cooking with love is my Tue 17, Wed 18 & Thurs 19 July 10am-1pm Monday Patchwork (Beginners / Advanced) 10wks 9-2.30 $112 life and way of being. I have included Embroidery 10wks 12.30-2.30 $56 how to prepare raw food in the classes Touch Typing (Self paced) 8wks 9.30-11.30 $45 so as to illuminate the myriad ways in Computing Lesson (New-Ipad or other) Casual 11.30-1.30 $20 Tuesday Exploring Art (New-Drawing) 10wks 9.30-11.30 $56 which you can add raw, live foods to Computer Refresher Course 4wks 9.30-12.30 $40 your life. To me, it’s all about balance, (7th to 28th August Only) which is why I offer both cooked and Wednesday Dressmaking (Beg/Int/Stretch Sewing) 8wks 9.30-12.30 $55 Card Making 10wks 10-12 $56 raw foods. I am not a nutritionist, but Computing Friendship (No Tutor) 8wks 9.30-12.00 $50 I have extensive knowledge about food Thursday Patchwork Friendship Grp (No Tutor) 10wks 9-2.30 $87 and the value it adds to our lives, and Computing (Beginners) 8wks 9.30-11.30 $70 Computing (New-MS Word Processing) 8wks 12.30-2.30 $70 will be happy to discuss various topics Friday Craft & Chat (Bring your own project) 10wks 9.30-12.30 $30 with you. These classes are about Workshops (Daily Fee) Casual 1-3 $20 bringing simple, wholesome, delicious Classes commence week beginning 23.7.12. Yearly Membership: $30 or Term Membership $10. and easy to prepare food to your table. All fees payable on enrolment - No concessions - Cash or Cheque only. Air conditioned premises and plenty of free parking. I love food that looks, feels and tastes The VALLEY Reporter proudly supports the McfArLEAnE housE LEArning cEntrE inc. beautiful, so that is what you can

Welcome to a new way of being and eating! I am happy to announce my upcoming classes for July/August will be held on Wednesdays 10:30am-11:30am. I am also offering two raw classes on the weekends, which are longer in length, in order to cover the extensive topics and recipes. I have created a beautiful new collection of sessions in which people can come together and create meals and snacks that are nutrient dense, seasonal, organic and filled with the song of love. Simply choose your class preference! Wk 1 25/7 Seasonal feast for winter.

expect from my classes. Investment for Cooking & Raw Food Meal Classes $120 for Wednesday and $150 for Saturday. This love of food extends into my one day retreats. The next retreat with True Retreats is “A Journey through Sound, Cacao and all things Divine” $150. The Divine One Day Retreat $120. We also have a weekend retreat coming up in September, call for further details. Weekly Sound Journeys also take place and are by donation. Bookings are essential, so call Vanessa Jean on 0410 421 213 or email: naturesymphony1@yahoo.com.au. special offer: One (1) lucky Valley Reporter reader can partake in one (1) of Vanessa’s Cooking & Raw Food Meal Classes for FREE by emailing her in 50 words or less why you would love to win a One (1) Day Class (entry must contain full name, phone number, email address and be received by 24.7.12).

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Roleystone Autumn Festival 2013 The Roleystone Autumn Festival organisation is underway, the date has been set for Saturday 13th April 2013 10am-3pm. The event meetings in the lead up will be at 7:30pm on the last Friday of each month, at the Roleystone Country Club. For more information about the Roleystone Autumn Festival or contact Fraser Williams, fraser@roleystonerealestate.com.au. We invite you to come along and be a part of a first-class event that raises over $10,000 for the Roleystone Community College. This community event is proudly supported by

McFarleane House Learning Centre McFarleane House Learning Centre is situated at the Germon Homestead, 27 Wheatley Street, Gosnells. Nearly forty years ago, we started teaching and assisting people in various stages of their lives as volunteers, and are still giving this service to our Community today. We invite you to pop in at any time to experience the friendship and comradery of our groups. If you aren’t interested in any of the main learning courses, you’re welcome to come along to the Friday Craft and

Chat Group. We work on our own projects, such as sewing, knitting, embroidery or whatever else you choose to make. We can also help you start your own project if you’re having trouble. Mainly, our Friday sessions are a time just to relax and have a chat, coffee and cake, always good for the mind and the body! This term we are introducing several new courses, which we’d like to invite anyone to come along to. See you there on one of our enrolment days!


ACCOUNTANTS Araluen Accountancy 57 Ridgehill Rise Phone/Fax: 9397 9253 Jacqueline T. Hunt Phone: 9496 1886 jackie@mytaxaccountant.net.au Stokes & Associates 10 Wygonda Road Phone: 9496 1247 AIR CONDITIONING Season Makers Call Nigel Bray now on 0400 074 844 AIRPORT TRANSFERS Roleystone Transfer and Charter Call David Mackey on 0412 953 638 davidmackey@iinet.net.au ANTENNAS AAA TV Antennas When quality & service matters 20Yrs Exp Andrew 0413 779 537 Roleystone Antennas Ph: 0411 536 883 Antenna Home Theatre Install/Repairs ARTIST Susan Angwin Classes to be held at the Old Church Hall Cnr Croyden Rd & Brookton Hwy. Phone: 0400 037 818 AUTO-MECHANICAL A Grade Mechanical 11 Wygonda Road Phone: 9397 5244 Roleystone Auto Centre 770 Brookton Hwy Roleystone Ph: 9397 5993 WJ & KS Automotives 447 Chevin Road Phone: 9397 5666 BANK Roleystone-Karragullen Community Bank® Open M-F 9-5pm Sat 9-12pm 9397 7466 BEAUTY THERAPISTS Holly’s Skin & Beauty Shop 1, 198 Brookton Hwy Kelm. Ph: 9390 0583 Pure Indulgence Unit 6 1 Soldiers Rd Brackenridge Village 9496 2922 Studio One Skin Health & Beauty 4a 2756 Albany Hwy Kelmscott 9390 2313 BOBCAT & TIP TRUCK Roleystone Bobcat 0418 625 925 Call Joe Dirt 9397 9860 bookkeeper & myob software Jewels Business Support call Julia 0409 203 512 julia@jewelsbizsupport.com.au

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DOG BaRRIER The Dog Line 1300 843 364 Specialists in Pet Containment DOGWASH It’s A Dogs Life Call Monique on 0413 261 352 DREAM CONSULTANT Jenifer’s Pillow Talk Mobile: 0417 945 988 pillowtalk.zzz@bigpond.com DRIVEWAYS Creative Driveways & Fencing Call John Ph/Fax: 9397 6854 or 0418 953 591 EARTHMOVING Dingo Guru Ph: Colin 9397 5769 Mobile: 0429 383 275 F & M.J. Armenti Phone: 9397 6372 Fax: 9397 6374 EATERIES Genesis in the Hills 124 Croyden Rd Roleystone Phone: 9397 7799 Kim Valley Chinese Restaurant 4, 198 Brookton Hwy Kelm Ph: 9495 1188 Roley’s on the Ridge Cnr Soldiers Rd & Brookton Hwy Ph: 9496 0666 The Grape Gallery 508 Brookton Hwy Roleystone Phone: 9496 0088 The Manse Restaurant 31 Church Ave Armadale Phone: 9399 6078 The Roasted Bean Cafe Shop 4, 21 Jarrah Rd Roleystone Ph: 9397 9927 ELECTRICIAN Darling Range Electrical Call Glen Weaver 0421 567 423, 9397 6015 High Point Electrical Call Marius 0419 004 475 highpointelectrical@ssbs.net.au Roleystone Property Maintenance Call Alex 0401 979 866 FENCING Rural Fencing Call John 0418 953 591 or Ph/Fax: 9397 6854 GARDEN SUPPLIES Karragullen Gravel & Garden Supplies Phone/Fax: 9397 6854

GAS SUPPLY Hills Gas Supply Phone: 9291 5551 www.hillsgas.com.au HAIRDRESSING A New Do Hair-n-Beauty 4a 2756 Albany Hwy Kelmscott 9390 2313 Aura Hairdressing Shop 10/21 Jarrah Rd Phone: 9496 3950 Billy Shears The Hair Club Unit 2a Brackenridge Village Cnr Brookton Hwy & Soldiers Rd 9397 9219, 0431 908 074 Catabree & Magnolia 52 Fourth Rd Armadale Phone: 9399 2992 Karizma Hair Studio 2, 198 Brookton Highway Phone: 9390 7506 healing Janet Bushby 0488 705 555 Body Access for Balance, Reiki and Counselling jewellery designer Olil Jewellery Design 4, 2 Soldiers Rd Roleystone 9496 1100, 0415 692 322 LAWNMOWING Bee Jay’s Garden Services 9397 6264, 0412 509 526 LAWYER JK Legal Your Family Law Team 6/26 Prospect Rd Armadale Ph: 6196 0401 massage therapist Mensana Professional Massage Service Steven Rouse 0438 955 419 MEDICAL CENTRE Roleystone Family Medical Ctr Ph: 9397 7122 Unit 1/9 Wygonda Rd PAINTER Brush Worx Terry Griffiths 0430 115 178 Brush_Worx@bigpond.com PARTITIONS & CEILINGS Jacmo Partitions & Ceilings Mob: 0418 943 320 Barry: 9397 5598 PIANO TUITION Simply Music Emma 0488 630 811 www.simplymusic.com plastering de GRAAF PLASTERING Obligation Free Quote 0438 399 464

PLUMBING ABM Plumbing Call Andy 0419 986 923 Office: 9293 7524 Findlay Plumbing & Gas Phone/Fax: 9390 1940 Mobile: 0409 297 939 PRINTING FN Grafix Call Fiona on 0400 428 119, 23 Wygonda Rd, Roleystone REAL ESTATE Maggie Burke Real Estate P: 9496 1122, F: 9496 1120, M: 0419 939 110 Roleystone Real Estate Cnr Brookton Hwy & Soldiers Rd Roleystone 9397 6300 John 0419 912 469 Fraser 0439 092 248 RECREATION CENTRE Roleystone Recreation Centre 8 Wygonda Road Roleystone Ph: 9397 6538 ROOF restorations Total Roof Care Ring Steve 0419 854 587 totalroofcare@westnet.com.au SHOPPING CENTRE Roleystone Supa IGA 21 Jarrah Rd Roleystone SC Ph: 9397 5549, 9397 5585 SIGNWRITING Fineline Signs Adam 0401 781 341 finelinesigns@bigpond.com stockfeeds Feedman Stockfeeds 70 Mills Road West Martin Ph: 9398 2242 TILING Anfield Tiling Service Wall & Floor Tiling Phone Chris 0421 222 138 TRAVEL AGENTS Travelways Ph: 9490 2100 Fax: 9490 3622 1, 2223 Albany Hwy Gosnells Travelworld Ph: 9497 2554 Fax: 9497 2949 2/182 Jull St Armadale TREE SERVICES JMC Tree Services Phone: 9497 1596 Mobile: 0409 118 912 WA Treeworks Phone: David 9496 0306 Freecall: 1800 088 733 veterinary service Pet Assist 332 Home Vet Services Call Judith Congrene 0433 2137 28

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NEW MEMBERS WELCOME

Social TenniS iS7pm-8.30pm played aT The club • Social Tennis Monday nights • Wednesday mornings adulTS; WedneSday morningS from 9am 9am onwards • Friday mornings 9am-11am (run through Family Centre with Creche) • Sunday afternoons 2pm-4pm and Junior TenniS

Saturday 21 July Regular Jam Night Saturday 25 August

COURTS FOR HIRE DAY OR NIGHT

Bookings and and keys for public court hire are available through Bookings through the the Roleystone Video Network Store, Jarrah Shops - 9496 Roleystone VideoRoad Phone: 9496 16161616. PO Box 172 Kelmscott WA 6991. Email: roleytennisclub@iinet.net.au PO Box 172 Kelmscott WA 6991. E: roleystonetennisclub@yahoo.com.au. Wendy Shearwood (Sec.) 9397 5305 WendyTucker Tucker (Pres.) (Pres. &9397 Club6620, Capt.)Graham 9397 6620, Tracey Backhouse (Sec.) Helen Mantle (Treas.) & Virginia Bird (Club 9496 0053,9390 Myles2335 Hay-Hendry (Treas.) 9390 Capt.) 4740 9390 7668

This community group is proudly supported by The Valley Reporter

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Armadale Visitor Centre 40 Jull St, Armadale Ph: 9399 0410 www.visitarmadale.com.au Araluen Botanic Park 362 Croyden Rd, Roleystone Ph: 9496 1171 www.araluenbotanicpark.com.au Araluen Golf Resort Country Club Ave, Roleystone Ph: 9397 9000 www.araluenresort.com.au Brackenridge Village & Roleystone Village Corner of Brookton Hwy & Soldiers Rd Roleystone. Enjoy great food, wine, jewellery, giftware, unique arts & crafts, organic food, beauty and an art gallery Karragullen Expo Saturday 13th October 2012 – Book your site online at www.karragullenexpo.org.au, email: romaspiccia@hotmail.com Ph 9293 7132 A/H 0418 939 134 113th Kelmscott Annual Show October 2012 Rushton Park, Kelmscott. General Enquiries 9495 4001 email: info@kelmscottshow.com.au Pickering Brook Agricultural Show May 2013 Ph: 9293 8263 Email: pbsclub@bigpond.com Roleystone Theatre Inc. 587 Brookton Highway Roleystone. For Bookings Ph: 9397 5730. www.roleystonetheatre.com.au Valley View Garden Golf Earthbound Organics Brackenridge Village, Shop 4, 1 Soldiers Road Roleystone. Ph: 9397 7899 Kalamunda District Bridge Club holds weekly day & evening sessions for both competitive and social bridge. A beginners’ course commences on Oct 3rd 7pm. Contact Andy Leal 9291 6451 or email: kdclub@bigpond.com If I have forgotten to mention you in the What’s On - your local COMMUNITY CALENDAR section please feel free to submit your contact details to Email: thevalleyreporter@ iinet.net.au.


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