This Altona Beach Festival, organized by Hobsons Bay City Council, will be held from Friday 18 Mar to Sunday 20 Mar 2011, with the main activities on Saturday 19 Mar from 10 am to 10 pm. The theme is Sky, Sea, Community, which will be featured in the Twilight Parade along the Esplanade. This will be the most important day in the Altona’s calendar of activities. Unfortunately I will be in Canberra on that day and hence, will be unable to attend this highly-anticipated event. If anyone can take some photos and videos and provide some stories of the event, I will then be able compile them into a post for sharing. If you are interested, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The following table and Google Map show the details and locations of the various activities respectively. Further details, updates and Logan Reserve Stage Program are available on Cr Tony Briffa’s page.
|7 pm launch
|Qenos Art Show, run by Hobsons Bay Arts Society||Louis Joel Arts &
Community Centre, 5 Sargood St, Altona
2 & 7.30pm
|Old Father Time and the Magic Pendulum Pantomine, run by Altona City Theatre||Altona City Theatre, 115 Civic Pde, Altona|
|18/03/2011||7.15pm||Altona Primary School Swimming Carnival||Bayfit Leisure Centre, 257 Mason St, Altona North|
|18/03/2011||7.30-10.30pm||A Psychic Supper, presented by Australian Paranormal Investigations & Altona Laverton Historical Society||Altona Homestead, 128 Queen Street, Altona|
|19/03/2011||10am||Official opening by Cr Tony Briffa with RAAF flyover to commemorate centenary of flight in Altona.||Logan Reserve|
Altona Village Traders Association activities:
Drama workshops , presented by Dramawerkx
Dancing workshops (3.30-4pm), presented by Jen Sue Dancers
Hands on hands made (newspaper hats, biscuit faces, play doh, parachutes, boats, planes, invisible ink, science with magnets) presented by Louis Joel Arts & Community Centre.
Face Painting presented by Bendigo Bank
Origamy workshop from Anjo Friendship Alliance
Libraries on Location:
Food stalls & information/activities booths from various organizations.
|19/03/2011||11am-3pm||Historic double-decker bus tours of Altona, by Bendigo Bank & Altona Laverton Historical Society||Carpark across Altona Library|
|19/03/2011||1pm||Spaghetti eating competition, run by Numero Uno. Registrations before 12.30 pm.||Numero Uno Pizza Parlour, 20 Pier St, Altona|
|19/03/2011||10am-3pm||VAVAvroom Pinups Volkswagen Beach Party, run by Volkswagen Club of Victoria & VAVAvroom PinUps.
Music (Radio Volkswagen) & photo shoots commence at 10.15am & catwalk by VAVAvroom PinUps at 11.30am.
|The Esplanade, Altona|
|19/03/2011||10am-4pm||Jumping castle and giant slide.
Vintage police cars from Victoria Police Museum
|The Esplanade, Altona|
|19/03/2011||10am-10pm||Craft Market||Weaver Reserve, Pier Street|
||Senior Citizens Centre|
|19/03/2011||10am-4pm||Classic Car & Bike Show, run by Hobsons Bay Men’s Shed, exhibiting vintage and classic cars, hot rods and motor bikes.||Apex Park (from Queen St, west of Maidstone St)|
|Altona Homestead Open Day
|Altona Homestead, 128 Queen Street, Altona|
|19/03/2011||12 noon official opening||Under the Sea exhibition||Louis Joel Arts & Community Centre|
(participating groups include Hobsons Bay Men’s Shed, Altona Life Saving Club, Hobsons Bay Arts Society, Altona Scouts, Altona Dog Obedience School, the local SES, Vintage Police Cars, Altona Junior Football Club and St Mary’s Primary School)
|Along Esplanade from Ransom Reserve to Logan Reserve|
|19/03/2011||After 6pm||Live music and stalls||Logan Reserve|
Print a copy of the above programme.
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