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Ride the ferry and have a whale of a time IF you are looking for some school holiday inspiration to keep the kids entertained, hop aboard Western Port Ferries to visit the Island Whale Festival, Phillip Island and receive 10% off Western Port Ferry tickets and 10% off any cruise departing Phillip Island or Wilsons Prom with Wildlife Coast Cruises. Gather the kids and take them on a nautical adventure sailing with Western Port Ferries from Stony Point to Cowes to visit the annual event. The festival runs for three days from Friday July 6 to Sunday July 8 and offers a a host of activities for the whole family celebrating the arrival of the humpback and southern right whales. There are load of activities walking distance from Cowes jetty, so you can hop off he ferry and wander the idylic township of Cowes in search of whale inspired fun. Many festival activities are free, or low cost can be found in venues along Thompson Avenue, Cowes main street and at the Cowes Cultural Centre including: Bubbles not Balloons: Come and join rangers to learn how you can help our animals and have fun creating balloon free craft Seaweed Sally: Interactive and hands on workshop for kids aged between 5 &12 years to experience the mysterious world of marine life, the animals, their environment and how to preserve and protect them. There will also be a live touch tank. Story telling workshops: Listen to Aboriginal

story-tellers revealing their understanding of Country and telling stories of whales, oceans and seabirds and learn songs with Boon Wurrung language. For ages 6 & over. Make the trip from Stony Point to Cowes aboard Western Port Ferries MV Naturaliste, an impressive fast catamaran, that can carry up to 95 passengers. To get 10% off your ferry ticket use the promo code WHALES when booking online. Show your western Port Ferries ticket at wildlife Coast Cruises to get 10% off your cruise See the Whale Festival Program: www.islandwhales.com.au

YOU’RE MORE SUITED THAN YOU MIGHT THINK

Not going to waste: Mornington Peninsula Shire Bryan Payne and Cr Rosie Clark recycling x-rays at the Mornington Resource Recovery Centre. Picture supplied

Useful x-ray recycling UNWANTED x-rays can be recycled for free at the Mornington Resource Recovery Centre. The offer is past of Mornington Peninsula Shire’s efforts to divert waste from landfill. X-ray films are recycled to extract the silver which is converted into a purer form of silver and reused for such things as jewellery, silver solder, electrical components and film manufacture. The mayor Cr Bryan Payne said chemicals in

X-rays made them a hazardous waste. The decision to accept x-rays for free was made after a suggestion by retired nurse Denise Kempster, of Somers. Mornington Resource Recovery Centre is at 134 Watt Road, Mornington and opens 8am– 4pm Monday to Friday and 8am–5pm on weekends and public holidays. Information about recycling is at mornpen.vic. gov.au/recycling

Attention Schools, sporting clubs & community groups

Free advertising listings Each month the Western Port News will run a Community Events page, where your school or organisation can promote upcoming events, fund raisers, social events, etc. at no charge. This page is sponsored by the Balnarring & District Bendigo Bank and listings are completely free. Listing should be about 40 words and include event name, date, time & address. With more than 3000 new positions available, a career with Victoria Police can offer you: • Paid training and great starting salary • Rosters planned in advance allowing for work/life balance • Generous leave entitlements • The chance to make a difference to your community • The opportunity to specialise after as little as 2 years

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