news - march 2016

Experience Gidgegannup · Newsletter February 2016

Newsletter February 2016..

Experience Gidgegannup page..

Progress Association · Newsletter February 2016

Newsletter February 2016..

Progress Association page..

Friends of Gidge Reserve · Bird and Nature Walk

Our next bird monitoring / nature walk will be on Sunday 20th March at 7am.

Meet at the fireshed (on road to Percy Cullen Oval)

Walk will go for 1.5 to 2 hrs approx. All welcome.

Contact Bill on 0408 884 490.

Friends of Gidge Reserve page..

Fire Brigades · Fire News & Advice March 2016

There are frequent concerns raised and misunderstandings by residents about warnings for bush fire.

The only warning that will be delivered to you is a Bush Fire Emergency Warning, and that is only to your landline or mobile if you are in the area affected by the warning. This also relies on landlines and mobile repeaters still working as they may be affected by the same fire.

Bush Fire Watch and Act and Bush Fire Advice alerts will not be sent to you. Residents need to seek this information.

To better understand the warnings system visit the DFES website.

Download the Fire Safety Newsletter March 2016 for more detailed info.

West Gidge Fire Brigade page..

East Gidge Fire Brigade page..

CWA · Update March 2016

After a well earned break over the Xmas and New Year, we met in January for a luncheon in our hall. A very relaxing day chatting on what everyone had done during our break.

Our first official gathering was held on February 3rd for our AGM and general meeting and discussed our plans for the coming year. Our office bearers are: President - Terrianne, Treasurer - Shirley, and new Secretary - Lorraine.

On February 17th, we made calico dolls and donated them to the Pediatric Dept for children. This project is done at the beginning of every year. It went like clockwork, cutting, sewing and stuffing them with hobby fill. At the completion of finishing these dolls we would make 30. These are pre-op dolls for children. i.e. if children have a broken arm, these dolls will have a broken arm as well. We will be busy re-stocking our shop with craft items i.e. sewing, knitting etc.

A new member showed us how to make appliqué flowers. These turned out great and will look lovely on a cushion cover for example. We will be making more of these to sew onto cushions to put in our shop for sale. Our hand-made golliwogs have had their passports stamped and are on their way to Dubai and Ireland.

We are always looking to learn new crafts etc. So if you are out there and can spare a few hours to come and share your skills, we would love to see you. Also, if you are new to the area and would like to meet like minded ladies you will be warmly welcomed. We meet every Wednesday 10am - 2pm. We provide tea and coffee. And if we know you are coming, 'our Shirl' will knock up a batch of scones, and they are the best.

If you have any queries, please don't hesitate to contact me, Lorraine, on 9574 6335, or Terrianne on 0435 394 157.

Until next time watch this space for next months news.

CWA page..

Recreation Club · Around the Club February 2016

Here we are already heading at a rapid rate to Autumn and so much has already happened around the Club. The new kitchen and servery area in the Clubs' Room has commenced and will see new tiles, flooring, electricals, and stainless steel bench tops installed. The old benches had been there since the 80’s so this will be a massive change. The place received its first paint job since construction last year and will see another coat added this year. Glad I did not hold my breath waiting for the first coat.

Two movie nights have come and been successfully run with large numbers at both January and February films. The feedback has been very positive with people coming from both local and surrounding suburbs. The next film night is schedules for 12 March and we will be playing Oddball. We will commence once the sun starts to set around 7.15. This session will see the Junior Football club running the canteen. They have an exciting rang of foods to be on offer at this movie so get in, buy a plate and support your local Club.

Senior, Youth and Junior football and Netball will all be commencing soon and all are holding Registration Days shortly. Keep an eye out. Basketball is having a very successful season and we wish them all success in the finals.

The Indoor Cricket team has commenced playing after a couple of months off. They have enjoyed a couple of big wins including a big win over the current top team.

It is good to see the number of people walking around the Club and walking dogs on the oval. However, if you are walking your dog and it makes a mess – Clean it up. There is a dog bin and pickup bags located beside the cricket practice nets. Please use them.

There are a host of groups who have started up and using the building and surrounds. We now have yoga on three days a week, dog training every second Sunday morning, cards, groups playing tennis and more.

The Recreation Club has submitted requests for the next round of developments to take place at the oval. These have been discussed at length and costed. More news shortly.

Memberships are now available and we are about to launch our website to supplement the Facebook page. A live booking page and event calendar will be a feature allowing everyone to see upcoming events or place a booking for an event.

See you at the Club

Recreation Club page..

Kookaburra Cinema · Easter Weekend Screenings

This is just to let you know what we have planned for the Easter weekend.

On Thursday night the 24th March we are having a special "Johnny Cash Tribute", featuring a live band "Johnny & the Rockabilly Rebels", followed by a screening of "Walk the Line". I don’t believe there has been live music at Kookaburra before, so this promises to be a really great night. The cost is $25 for adults and $15 for children. Bring a picnic tea and enjoy music and a movie under the stars.

On Friday the 25th we are screening "Snoopy & Charlie Brown: The Peanuts Movie" for the kids (and adults).

On Saturday the 26th and Sunday the 27th, it’s "The Belier Family", France’s most popular film of 2015.

Please note that due to the possibility of rain this coming weekend, it may be necessary to cancel a screening at short notice. Should a cancellation occur it will be posted on the Kookaburra facebook page or you can phone the info line on 9295 6190 after 4:30 PM on the night of the screening.


Peter @ Kookaburra

Kookaburra Cinema website..

Union Cycliste Internationale · Gran Fondo Road Closures

For the Gran Fondo World Series road race cycling event being held on Sunday 13 March 2016, please note the following road closures and diversions that will be in place to accommodate the race route.

Gran Fondo road closures..

Mundaring Arts Centre · Machines and Makers

The Mundaring Arts Centre together with the Mundaring and Hills Historical Society is planning a major community arts project, art exhibition and community festival entitled "Machines and Makers" highlighting the use of old and new sewing machines from the 1850s to 1980.

We are already aware of two significant collections of old sewing machines in the Hills area, but we are also anxious to talk to people who may have some interesting stories to tell about their sewing machine exploits over the years.

Anyone with a story to tell can contact Heli Donaldson, the project coordinator, on 0410 399 690.

Machines and Makers exhibitions are on display from 8 July until 14 August.

More info..

Kookaburra Cinema · Documentary

Parkerville Amphitheatre: Sets, Bugs & Rock 'n' Roll

The long-awaited next screening of this documentary by Tempest Productions is Sunday night, March 6th 2016 at the Kookaburra Outdoor Cinema in Allen Road near Mundaring Weir. This is likely to be the last public screening.

Adults: $15, Children: $10.

- Brief history of the amphitheatre..
- Event's Facebook page..

Kookaburra Cinema website..

WA Ag Department · Narrow-Leaf Cotton Bush

This weed has established itself in the Perth Hills. What started some years ago as a few isolated patches has now spread in epidemic proportions. The seed travels by wind, water and in feed. It is the next Patterson's Curse, but there is no moth to destroy it.

If you have Narrow-Leaf Cotton Bush on your property or verge, please destroy it and please inform your neighbours.

More info at WA Department of Agriculture and Food..

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