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Announcements by community organisations for week starting:

27th June 2022

Lego Club at Augusta Library

Augusta Library Lego Club is running a free session Thursday July 7 from 10:30-11:30am at the Library, where kids are encouraged to get creative with Lego.

Children must be accompanied by an adult for each session, and you can book your place on Eventbrite.

Contact: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/lego-club-at-augusta-library-tickets-324576195137

 

Young@HEART

Young@HEART runs every Monday between 10 and 12, providing a free concert at the HEART for people of all ages in the Foyer Gallery.

Monday 4th July’s performance will feature contemporary jazz/folk ukulele duo Anu Grace and Laurie Bycroft.

RSVP is not required.

Contact: https://www.margaretriverheart.com.au/event/young-heart-july/

 

Winter Donations Needed

The Margaret River Community Centre on Tunbridge Street is currently accepting donations of warm clothing, blankets, and weatherproof outerwear between 9am-1pm Monday-Friday to distribute to those in need across the community this winter.

For more information contact the Community Centre.

Contact: Email admin@mrcc.com.au

Announcements by community organisations for week starting:

20th June 2022

Margaret River Community Pantry Days

The Margaret River Community Pantry days start this Friday June 17th (and every Friday thereafter) from 10am – 2pm at 41 Clarke Rd, Margaret River.

Food boxes will be available and rescued food redistributed for everyone in the community. All are welcome.

You can find out more on the Margaret River Community Pantry website.

 

Young@HEART

Young@HEART runs every Monday between 10 and 12, providing a free concert at the HEART for people of all ages in the Foyer Gallery.

Monday 27th June’s performance will feature local traditional folk band Tony Lane and Crooked Brook.

RSVP is not required.

Contact: https://www.margaretriverheart.com.au/event/young-heart-june/

 

School Holiday Prehistoric Animals Activities

Arts Margaret River is running FREE holiday activities at both the Augusta and Margaret River libraries which teaches primary school aged participants about prehistoric animals on July 6 and 13.

Activities will be followed by a dinosaur hunt for a chance to win giveaways.

For more information contact Arts Margaret River.

Contact: 9758 7316 or email info@artsmargaretriver.com

Announcements by community organisations for week starting:

13th June 2022

Talkin’ After Hours with Lower Blackwood LCDC

Presented as part of Talkin’ After Hours by Lower Blackwood LCDC, join Mark Tupman from Productive Ecology on Thursday June 23 at 4.00pm for a free webinar on how DIY user-friendly microbial cultures can be made and used on your farm.

You can RSVP on the Lower Blackwood LCDC website.

Contact: https://lowerblackwood.com.au/new-events/2022/6/23/cost-effective-diy-farm-microbial-cultures

 

Young@HEART

Young@HEART runs every Monday between 10 and 12, providing a free concert at the HEART for people of all ages in the Foyer Gallery.

Monday 20th June’s performance will feature pianist Anna Bogacheva, whose show is a Fundraiser for Ukraine.

RSVP is not required.

Contact: https://www.margaretriverheart.com.au/event/young-heart-june/

 

Football Margaret River Fundraiser

Football Margaret River are holding their annual fundraiser at The River on Sunday June 19 featuring live music, a silent disco, sausage sizzle, raffles, door prizes and more.

Get down and support your local sporting club for just $10 a ticket for adults and $5 for juniors – purchase online.

Contact: https://tickets.oztix.com.au/outlet/event/9801b237-b90d-4d38-9388-875f26f1e0e8

Announcements by community organisations for week starting:

6th June 2022

River Angels Cleaning Rosters

River Angels provides support for local families who are suffering with, or have been impacted by, cancer.

They are currently doing 4 cleaning rosters across Margaret River and Augusta and are seeking volunteers to assist.

Find out more on the River Angels website.

Contact: https://www.riverangels.org.au/

 

Young@HEART

Young@HEART runs every Monday between 10 and 12, providing a free concert at the HEART for people of all ages in the Foyer Gallery.

Monday 13th June’s performance will feature accomplished Jazz singer and pianist Michelle Spriggs, and David Rastrick on saxophone.

RSVP is not required.

Contact: https://www.margaretriverheart.com.au/event/young-heart-june/

 

An afternoon with Ros Thomas

The Margaret River Library will be hosting an author talk by Ros Thomas, previously a columnist for The West, as she discusses her latest book “How to Shame the Devil” at 1pm on Saturday June 25.

All welcome to this free event, and you can RSVP on Eventbrite.

Contact: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/an-afternoon-with-ros-thomas-tickets-337932995687

Announcements by community organisations for week starting:

30th May 2022

How to Access the NDIS – Margaret River

APM are working with the National Disability Insurance Scheme to deliver a free participant focused practical workshop on how to access the NDIS.

They are holding a free information session on Thursday 6th of June from 9:30-10:30am at the Shire offices on Wallcliffe Rd.

RSVP is by Eventbrite.

Contact: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/how-to-access-the-ndis-margaret-river-f2f-tickets-260893689047

 

Young@HEART

Young@HEART runs every Monday between 10 and 12, providing a free concert at the HEART for people of all ages in the Foyer Gallery.

Monday 6th June’s performance will feature Anu Grace and Laurie Bycroft.

RSVP is not required.

Contact: https://www.margaretriverheart.com.au/event/young-heart-june/

 

Lions Garage Sale Dates

The next Lions Garage Sale is on Saturday June 4, with doors open from 8:30am till 12:00 noon.

The Lions Shed is located at 12 Burton Rd in the light industrial area of Margaret River.

There’s no RSVP, but you can find upcoming sale dates on the Lions website.

Contact: https://margaretriver.wa.lions.org.au/events

Announcements by community organisations for week starting:

23rd May 2022

Young@HEART

Young@HEART runs every Monday between 10 and 12, providing a free concert at the HEART for people of all ages. Monday 6 June’s performance features Anu Grace and Laurie Bycroft.

RSVP not required.

Contact: https://www.margaretriverheart.com.au/event/young-heart-june/

 

Book Chat Club (ages 10-14)

Book Chat Club is held at 4.15pm at the Margaret River Library on the last Monday of every month, for those aged between ten and fourteen.

Each meeting the group chats about what they have read and gives reviews. There is no ‘set’ book – only a genre or theme is picked, the book is up to the reader.

Please email the Shire to reserve your spot.

Contact: email Rachael on rdrummond@amrshire.wa.gov.au or call 9780 5602 to book a place as spaces are limited

 

Witchcliffe Eco Village- Stage Four Site Tours

The Witchcliffe Eco Village is still offering free guided walking site tours of their Stage 4 build on Sundays.

The tour will also explore existing Stages 1-3, the Village Square development area, and take in the expanse of the site, the beautiful dams and conservation zones.

Registration is essential and can be done by phone or email.

Contact: Please email sales@ecovillage.net.au or call the office on (08) 9757 6688.

Announcements by community organisations for week starting:

16th May 2022

Young@HEART

Young@HEART runs every Monday between 10 and 12, providing a free concert at the HEART for people of all ages. Monday 23 May has performances from Michelle Spriggs (a jazz vocalist and pianist) alongside David Rastrick on saxophone.

RSVP not required.

Contact: https://www.margaretriverheart.com.au/event/young-heart-march/

 

Better Together Big Breakfast

National Volunteer Week is Australia’s largest annual celebration of volunteering and the Shire of Augusta Margaret River invites you to join them for the Better Together Big Breakfast, a free breakfast at the HEART on Sunday 22 May at 9am to celebrate the contribution local volunteers make to our community.

Families are welcome, and RSVP is required on Eventbrite.

Contact: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/better-together-big-breakfast-tickets-334094665137

 

Free RAT Tests & Masks at the Augusta CRC

Western Australians who are COVID close contacts are each entitled to 10 free RAT tests to help them meet testing requirements while asymptomatic (1 per day for 7 days). RAT tests are available for Augusta residents from the Augusta Hospital from 8-4 Monday-Friday, and for Margaret River residents from the Margaret River Hospital from 9-5 Monday-Friday.

There is no need to register, just turn up. More information can be found on the WA Government website.

Contact: https://www.wa.gov.au/government/covid-19-coronavirus/covid-19-coronavirus-wa-free-rat-program

Announcements by community organisations for week starting:

9th May 2022

Storytime (ages 2 – 5 years)

The Margaret River Library hosts Storytime every Tuesday at 10:30am to encourage children aged 2-5 to discover a love of books, stories, reading and rhymes. It also promotes family literacy skills.

RSVP is required, by phone or email to secure your place.

Contact: Librarian: Youth and Children, Rachael at rdrummond@amrshire.wa.gov.au or call 9780 5602.

 

Jacky Cheng – Artist Talks & Workshops

Jacky Cheng, a visual artist from Broome, will be holding an artist talk at the Margaret River Library on May 19 at 6pm to discuss her practice working with Orizome, a Japanese fold and dye paper art.

You can also attend a free workshop with Jacky on May 18 at the Margaret River Community Centre from 1-4pm to try this technique for yourself.

There is no need to RSVP for the workshop, but for the artist talk you will need to book via email.

Contact: Email amrlibrary@amrshire.wa.gov.au or Ph: 9780 5600

 

Write to the beat of a different drum: a workshop with Mark Greenwood

Join award-winning author and percussionist Mark Greenwood for a free masterclass on imaginative storytelling at the Augusta Council Chamber at 10am on Thursday May 13 as part of the Readers and Writers Festival.

You can reserve your space on the Readers & Writers website.

Contact: https://mrrwfestival.com/tickets/30-write-to-the-beat-of-different-drum/

Announcements by community organisations for week starting:

2nd May 2022

Baby Rhyme Time (ages 0 – 2 years)

The Margaret River Library holds Baby Rhyme Time every Monday at 2pm to learn new rhymes and songs to share with your little ones aged 0-2.

RSVP is required, by phone or email to secure your place.

Contact: Librarian: Youth and Children, Rachael at rdrummond@amrshire.wa.gov.au or call 9780 5602.

 

Margaret River Uke Club Jam Session

The Margaret River Uke Club Jam Session offers free performances at the Margaret River HEART in the outdoor Soundshell, with a jam on every Wednesday from 1-3pm.

There is no need to RSVP – you can find out more on the Margaret River HEART website, or by phone.

Contact: https://www.margaretriverheart.com.au/whats-on/ or call 08 9780 5294

 

Opening Doors – Business Accessibility Workshop with lunch

Advocacy WA is holding a free Business Accessibility workshop, including lunch, on Wednesday May 18 from 9:30am-12:30 at the Shire Chambers for employers looking to improve their offerings and customer service to people with disabilities.

You will also be able to book a free consultation to see how accessible your business currently is.

You can reserve your spot online via Eventbrite.

Contact: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/opening-doors-business-accessibility-workshop-with-lunch-tickets-264933361817

Announcements by community organisations for week starting:

25th April 2022

Lions Cancer Institute- Free Screening Bus

The Lions Cancer Institute free screening bus is going to be at The Lions shed, located at 12 Burton Rd, on Saturday 30 April & Sunday 1 May.

The Bus offers appointments to have your skin checked for cancer, and while the service is free donations can be made to support the service.

Bookings can be made by phone.

Contact: Pat on 0493 419 094.

 

Young@HEART

Young@HEART offers free performances at the Margaret River HEART in the Foyer Gallery, with a show on Monday May 2nd at 10am featuring talented jazz musician Michelle Spriggs.

There is no need to RSVP – you can find out more on the Margaret River HEART website, or by phone.

Contact: https://www.margaretriverheart.com.au/whats-on/ or call 08 9780 5294

 

Skilled Migration Visa Sessions for Employers

Registrations are now open for the popular workshops by the Department of Home Affairs on the Designated Area Migration Agreement (DAMA) for the South West and other Skilled Visa Programs available.

This free session will run next on May 17 from 4:30-5:30 at Margarets in Town, and you can reserve your spot online via Eventbrite.

Contact: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/south-west-dama-and-skilled-visa-information-session-margaret-river-tickets-304406868137

Announcements by community organisations for week starting:

18th April 2022

Visual Stories Art Competition & Exhibition at the HEART

Each year, the Visual Stories Art Competition and Exhibition forms an exciting part of the Margaret River Readers & Writers Festival with unique works displayed over the festival period.

This year’s exhibition theme is NO WORD LIMIT and it will be on display in the foyer at the Margaret River HEART from Tuesday 3rd May for the remainder of the month.

To find out more, please visit the Readers & Writers website.

Contact: https://mrrwfestival.com/visual-stories/

 

Margaret River Lions – change of times

Margaret River Lions have made the difficult decision to only accept donations Monday, Wednesday & Friday between 8am and 12 noon, due to the overwhelming number of donations being received.

The Lions would like to remind you that while the generosity shown is appreciated, there has also been an increase in unsaleable items which cannot be resold.

To find out more about donation times and what can be accepted for sale, please visit the Lions website, or follow them on Facebook.

Contact: https://margaretriver.wa.lions.org.au/ or https://www.facebook.com/margaretriver.lions/

 

Witchcliffe Eco Village- Stage Four Site Tours

The Witchcliffe Eco Village civil is now offering free guided walking site tours of their Stage 4 build on Sundays through until the end of May.

The tour will also explore existing Stages 1-3, the Village Square development area, and take in the expanse of the site, the beautiful dams and conservation zones.

REGISTRATION FOR THE SITE TOUR IS MANDATORY and numbers will be capped at 25 people per tour – registration can be done by phone or email.

Contact: Please email sales@ecovillage.net.au or call the office on (08) 9757 6688.

Announcements by community organisations for week starting:

11th April 2022

River Angels – Volunteers Required

2022 is off to a busy start for the River Angels with 14 local families requiring support while a family member struggles with cancer.

Assistance required ranges from food drops to cleaning and gardening through to short trips for appointments.

If you are able to lend a hand, please reach out to the River Angels online via Facebook.

Contact: www.facebook.com/riverangelsMR

 

Gracetown 2022 Easter Bay Swim

The Gracetown community is holding its annual Easter Bay Swim on 16th April at the Main Beach in Cowaramup Bay. The swim is approximately 1km starting at 9.30am.

Swimmers of all abilities are welcome and the Gracetown Sea Rescue Group will be in attendance, but the most important thing is to have fun!

Tickets can be purchased online for $20.

Contact: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/gracetown-2022-easter-bay-swim-tickets-274009619147

 

Carbon Farming Unpacked – Presented by Lower Blackwood LCDC & Carbon Farming Foundation

Join Lower Blackwood LCDC & Carbon Farming Foundation’s Lachy Ritchie on Thursday April 21 at 4pm for a free online webinar to simplify the seemingly complex world of carbon farming.

The workshop will cover a step by step explanation of what it is, how the system works, and the different ways farmers can be involved – addressing all the pros & cons.

Register online through the Lower Blackwood LCDC website

Contact: https://lowerblackwood.com.au/new-events/2022/4/21/carbon-farming-unpacked

Announcements by community organisations for week starting:

4th April 2022

Call for Stitched and Bound 2022 art submissions

Creatives with a passion for quilting are encouraged to submit a piece of work for the Stitched and Bound 2022 juried exhibition of contemporary art quilts.

This year’s tour will showcase the creativity and innovative work currently produced by WA artists who challenge the usual concept of the ‘quilt’ medium. Entries close on April 30.

Entry forms and full conditions can be found online.

Contact: https://stitchedandboundblog.wordpress.com/blog/

 

South West Community Legal Centre Inc

The South West Community Legal Centre provides free legal advice fortnightly on a Thursday at the Community Resource Centre located on Tunbridge St.

Phone appointments are available if face-to-face is not an option.

Further information on eligibility criteria, services, and bookings can be made by phone.

Contact: (08) 9791 3206

 

Young@HEART

Young@HEART offers free performances at the Margaret River HEART in the Foyer Gallery, with a show on Monday April 11th featuring John Stringer on vocals and guitar with Charlie Lizee, a talented classical guitarist.

There is no need to RSVP – you can find out more on the Margaret River HEART website, or by phone.

Contact: https://www.margaretriverheart.com.au/whats-on/ or call 08 9780 5294

Announcements by community organisations for week starting:

28th March 2022

Elementals, from Nurture to Nature at the HEART

Showing FREE in the Foyer Gallery at the HEART until April 27, the Elementals, from Nurture to Nature show by Karin Luciano and Caroline Bannister is an expression of their personal connections to nature.

Using a variety of art media they incorporate classical iconography, mythology and abstraction to represent the natural forces of nature.

RSVP not required.

Contact: https://www.margaretriverheart.com.au/event/elementals-from-nurture-to-nature/

 

Margaret River Lions Garage Sale

The Margaret River Lions still have vacancies for community groups to work the grant in their shed on garage sale weekends.

Assistance is required Friday and Saturday mornings, with at least 2 capable of lifting heavy furniture, and all must be at least 18 years old.

There are also plenty of vacancies for groups to run the sausage sizzle on the Saturday.

Please ring Nigel if interested.

Contact: Ring Nigel on 0419 937 116 if interested.

 

Cape Walk for Life with Lifeline

Join Lifeline on Sunday April 10 at 9am for a free walk on the northern end of the Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse.

The community walk is open to everyone, highlighting the importance of mental health and suicide prevention in our community. It provides an opportunity to support and encourage discussion about this important topic.

Coffee and sausage sizzle will be available for purchase following the walk.

Registration is via Eventbrite

Contact: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/cape-walk-for-life-tickets-254998957747

Announcements by community organisations for week starting:

21st March 2022

Young@HEART

Young@HEART runs every Monday between 10 and 12, providing a free concert at the HEART for people of all ages. Monday 28 March has performances from Erica Lumsden (reading poetry ) and John Anderson (playing accordion).

RSVP not required.

Contact: https://www.margaretriverheart.com.au/event/young-heart-march/

Career Conversations – talking to young people about pathways and opportunities

On Monday 28th March at 6:30pm the Department of Education is running a free parent information session at Abbey Beach resort on having Career Conversations – talking to young people about pathways and opportunities.

Armed with accurate, up-to-date information, you can help guide your children to the pathways open to them.

Register to attend on Eventbrite.

Contact: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/career-conversations-an-information-session-for-parents-busselton-tickets-260837200087

The Ringtail Tally is now in its 8th year

Help Nature Conservation count Western ringtail possums in the Margaret River area, by registering to join this year’s Ringtail Tally on Saturday April 9.

All you have to do is count critically endangered ringtails on at least one occasion over 4 weeks.

Registration is now open on the Nature Conservation website.

Contact: https://www.natureconservation.org.au/ringtail-tally-2022/

New coastal research aims to keep coastal areas safer

The AMR Shire are programmed to undertake a coastal investigation in Augusta, starting at Albany Terrace to the north adjacent to Blackwood River entrance and Davies Road and Dawson Way connection to the south starting Monday 21 and anticipated to end Friday 25 March.

With the exception of traffic control, there is expected to be minimal disturbance to adjacent residents and no environmental impacts.

Contact the Shire for more information.

Contact: Jared Drummond, (08) 9780 5268 or via email at jdrummond@amrshire.wa.gov.au

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