Party In The Church: Late Night TV + Sunnyside + Jackson McLaren + DJs and Special Guests

$20

Sat 6 July 6pm-late

St John’s Church, Regent St

Congregate and elevate under the arches for a night of higher sensation.

Late Night TV are a revolving cast of local and imported musicians of anywhere between 8-14 band members. Fresh from an outdoor performance at the inaugural Goomfest, they’re taking us for a hoon in the grand acousitics of St John’s. Drawing on the likes of Air, Bon Voyage Organisation and Kylie Minogue, expect pop-funk-fusions and steamy winter energy.

Sunnyside are a 6-piece Melbourne wonder squad on the cusp of big things! With the release of their second LP, get in the big house for thrusty, uplifting bangas.

Jackson McLaran is one of the many brilliant musical minds fermenting in the south west. A self-described folk artist, he’s developed into a well-rounded songwriter, touching on the sounds of Springsteen, Wilco and Talking Heads. Expect maximum Jackson for this special and highly anticipated performance. Plus DJs for an after party bash in the Church Hall. Bar opens 6pm, music in the Church from 7pm.

Tickets here or at the door.

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Donella's Yoga: Rise and Shine

$15

Sun 9 June 8-9:30am
Sun 23 June 8-9:30am
Sun 7 July 8-9:30am
Sun 21 July 8-9:30am

Port Fairy Yacht Club, Battery Point

Designed by Donella to make mornings clearer and brighter. Asanas, yoga nidra (relaxation), pranayama (breathing) and meditation, all in a beautiful riverside setting.

Entry at the door or pre-book by phone on 0428 654 570.

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Winter Whale Trail: The Whale Photographer

Gold coin donation

Sun 7 July 10-11:30am

Charlie’s On East, East Beach

One of Victoria’s most active nature and coastline photographers, Chris Farrell’s work is used in coastal research and whale monitoring, as well as being published in National Geographic and many other online and print publications, including several books on whales and other marine and bird life. Come along to hear about how Chris has trained to identify Southern Right Whales and what cameras he uses to captures these giant creatures from land, sea and air.

This event is part of the Winter Whale Trail from Cape Otway to Cape Nelson and is supported by I Am Warrnambool. Your entry donation goes to Port Fairy Coastal Group.

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Country Pub-licity: The Woolsthorpe Hotel

$25 includes 2-course lunch

Sun 12-2pm

Woolsthorpe Hotel, 23 Manifold St, Woolsthorpe

Take a little road trip to a top country pub, where you’re made to feel right at home. Book a table at the Woolsthorpe for a beautiful roast lunch (lamb, beef or pork, you choose) with all the trimmings and sweets. If it’s sunny, enjoy the beer garden, or just stay cosy inside with great company to keep you warm. Kids and bistro menu also available on the day.

Bookings preferred. Call to book now on 03 5569 2391.

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Winemaker Lunch at Conlan’s Wine Store

$110, includes four courses with matched wines

Sun 7 July 12:30-4:30pm

Conlan’s Wine Store, 34 Bank St

Conlan’s is delighted to team up with Belinda Thomson, winemaker at the iconic Crawford River vineyard, to host a specifically-designed four-course meal. This shared lunch is creatively paired to wines from Crawford River as well as Belinda’s own (limited release) label. Belinda will talk through her philosophy on viticulture and winemaking.

To book, phone Conlan’s on 03 5568 2582.

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Australian Film: Picnic At Hanging Rock (PG)

Free

Sun 2pm

Reardon Theatre, Bank St

Join the Port Fairy Film Society to celebrate the end of the mini Aussie film festival with a free screening of this classic Australian thriller. This is a very rare chance to see Peter Weir’s breakthrough Australian drama, about three girls and a teacher who disappear during a school outing, on the big screen. (1975)

Tickets available at the door.

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Workshop: Island Landscape Photography

Free

Sun 7 July 4:45-6.30pm

Griffiths Island, meet at the rotunda

Southwest photographers Perry Cho, Pete Chamberlain and friends take you for a dusk photography class on shooting beautiful sea and island landscapes. The aim is to capture a stunning sunset out at the lighthouse! Get on-site ideas for setting up the shot and meet these well-known local photographers, whose friendly and collaborative approach to photography will make for an excellent evening of exploring and learning.

No bookings required. Suited to all ages and levels. We thank Perry and Pete for generously volunteering their time and expertise for this special session.

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Children’s Make and Create

Gold coin donation

Sat 6 July 10am-12:30pm

St John’s Church Hall, Barclay St

Learn, play and experiment with a number of fun art techniques. Come and spend a morning amongst artists who’ll share fun ways to create using items you may already have at home. Local artists will bring ideas and supplies to inspire children. All materials provided. Suitable for ages 6+, children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult.

This event is proudly sponsored by Juno Boutique.

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Workshop: Make Your Own Wax Wraps

$30

Sat 6 July 11am-1pm
Sun 21 July 11am-1pm

Community House, Railway Place

Reduce your dependence on single-use plastic by learning how to make your own beeswax wraps and create a container to store them in. Perfect for using in lunch boxes – you’ll have no need for cling wraps after this session run by experienced maker Judith McKay. All fabric, wax and equipment provided, but feel free to bring your own fabric if you prefer.

Bookings essential. Book here or phone 5568 2681.

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Cellar Door at Conlan’s Wine Store

$10

Sat 6 July 12-4:30pm

Conlan’s Wine Store, 34 Bank St

Conlan’s will become a pop up cellar door for one afternoon only. Take in this special chance to taste a range of wines and meet their producers without having to leave Port Fairy! Four guest wineries for the day will be: Hochkirch, Crawford River, Sub Rosa and Best’s Winery. Entry fee allows tastings from all visiting wineries. A light snack menu will be available for purchase during the afternoon.

No bookings required. Just arrive and dive in!

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Workshop: Wreath Making

$50

Sat 6 July 3-4pm
Sun 7 July 3-4pm

Suffoir Winery and Brewery, 144 Mount Eccles Rd, Macarthur

The inspiring, natural surrounds of Suffoir Winery and Brewery is the perfect backdrop for a day of wreath making. Your experienced host will supply all materials, equipment, hot drinks and refreshments. A fundraiser for Macarthur’s Music in the Vines.

Limited to 20 places. Bookings essential. Phone 043 038 2432 or email suffoirwincelllar@ iinet.net.au

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Australian Film: Return Home (M)

$25 for three films or $10 per film

Sat 6 July 2pm

Reardon Theatre, Bank St

The Port Fairy Film Society presents a mini Aussie Film Festival. Dennis Coard plays Noel, a successful insurance broker who, after a brutal divorce, forsakes city life and returns to his boyhood home. Now his older brother Steve (Franklin J. Holden) is running things at the family petrol station in partnership with his wife Judy (Micki Camilleri). Steve’s prize mechanic Gary (Ben Mendelsohn), also learns life lessons along the way. As Noel observes the hometown folk and their daily troubles, he realises what he’s been missing in the mad, big-city rush. (1990)

Tickets available at the door.

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Winter Solstice Feast with Burning Man

$75
Sat 6 July 6pm
Limestone Gallery, 506 Princes Hwy

The Winter Solstice Feast & Burning Man is back again in 2019 with a bigger line up than ever. Live music, art, performers and dance - not to mention a delicious menu. So come along and participate in this thriving community. Google ‘Burning Man’ for inspiration – this time we’re bringing a little bit of Black Rock City to the best Aussie town of the year. Dress up is not compulsory, but definitely acceptable!

Email yanifoodbookings@gmail.com to book.

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Australian Film: West of Sunshine (M)

$25 for three films or $10 per film

Sat 6 July 7:30pm

Reardon Theatre, Bank St

The Port Fairy Film Society presents a mini Aussie film festival. A father in Melbourne’s western burbs (Damien Hill) has less than 24 hours to pay back a debt to a violent loan shark. His day is turned upside down when he’s forced by his ex-wife to look after their young son. As he grows increasingly desperate to pay back the debt, he’s taken on a journey to confront his addiction and let go of his past. (2017)

Tickets available at the door.

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Donella's Yoga: For The Kids

$10 *please note this is the correct price, booklet incorrectly says $15 - sorry!

Sat 6 July 9-9:45am

Yacht Club, Battery Point

These classes are designed for little bodies and minds to enjoy a special session of asanas, yoga nidra (relaxation), pranayama (breathing) and meditation. A safe, fun and authentic way for children to explore yoga in a beautiful riverside setting. Wear comfortable clothing and bring your water bottle.

Entry at the door or pre-book by phone on 0428 654 570.

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Workshop: Night Lights Photography

Free

Fri 5 July 6-7.30pm

Wishart St, meet at the cnr of Cox St

Renowned southwest photographers Perry Cho and Pete Chamberlain traverse the region to capture exceptional moments and scenes. Here in Port Fairy, Perry, Pete and friends will guide you on a Wishart St photography walk, helping you make the most of the festival’s Light Up Port Fairy program. Bring your camera for an informal evening class on how to take great night shots, including tips on exposure, framing, in-camera settings and more.

No bookings required. All ages and levels welcome. The festival thanks Perry and Pete for generously volunteering their time and expertise!

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Australian Film: Top End Wedding (MA15+)

$25 for three films or $10 per film

Fri 7.30pm

Reardon Theatre, Bank St

The Port Fairy Film Society presents a mini Aussie Film Festival. Engaged and in love, Aussie Lauren and Englishman Ned have just 10 days to reunite her newly separated parents and pull off their dream Top End Wedding. When Lauren’s mother goes missing, they’re forced on a road trip leading to personal fulfilment through the wild beauty of the landscapes and the unbeatable charm of the characters they meet along the way. But will they find Lauren’s mother and pursue their dream wedding? (2019)

Tickets available at the door.

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Old Men and The Sea

$10

Friday 5 July 8pm

The Wharf, 29 Gipps St

How do you build a couta boat and sail it to South Australia to establish the tuna fishing industry? And from there, set up the prawn fishing industry? What’s it like growing up camping on Griffith Island, where your grandfather was the last lighthouse keeper? This is just a touch of the lived history of Roger Haldane, a true Port Fairy pioneer, innovator and man of the sea and land who’s also passionate about building and rowing wooden boats. Join local author Jock Serong in conversation with Roger for a rare evening of live, riverside storytelling.

All proceeds to Port Fairy Marine Rescue. Tickets available here and at the door.

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Merrijig Kitchen's Sunday Winter Roast

$60

Sun 23 June 12:30pm SOLD OUT
Sun 7 July 12:30pm SOLD OUT
Sun 21 July 12:30pm SOLD OUT

Merrijig Kitchen, Cnr Campbell and Gipps Streets

Join the ‘jig for their 2019 Winter Roast Sunday Lunch series! Enjoy a shared 2-course luncheon cooked entirely in their garden wood-fired oven, with pre-lunch cocktails and a few special treats thrown in. Grab some friends, sit round the long table and enjoy an afternoon of winter feasting!

THESE LUNCHES ARE COMPLETELY BOOKED OUT, SORRY!

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