Hello Spring


Hello Spring is a fringe events program that aims to promote the diversity of events, activities and attractions across Perth's Eastern Region during the spring months of September, October and November. The EMRC is excited to work in partnership with our member Councils and other community organisations to highlight the region and promote it as a fantastic place to live and visit.

Cultural and recreational events occurring in the region between 1 September and 30 November are currently being sought for the program.

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Register an event

Have an event to promote? We encourage you to register with us and submit your event to the calendar. You may also submit your events to regionaldevelopment@emrc.org.au and we will upload it for you. 

Please be aware that seminars, conferences, religious and minor sporting events will not be accepted. Events must be held by community organisations or by the Town of Bassendean, City of Bayswater or City of Belmont.

For information on supporting the program, contact regionaldevelopment@emrc.org.au

Events

Event, activity or workshop Time, date and venue Contact details and how to register

Art Exhibition Instrumental: the distinct pleasures of tools

'Instrumental: the distinct pleasures of tools' invites twelve, successful mid-career artists to examine their relationship with the tools they use on a daily basis as they create artworks, and the imagined tools that provide the answers to life, the universe and everything in between.
Out of the Shadows

Time:

Tue to Fri 10:am – 5:pm, Sat to Sun 11:am – 3:pm.

Date:

Saturday, 22 September until Sunday, 4 November

Venue:

Mundaring Arts Centre
7190 Great Eastern Highway, Mundaring

Contact:

08 9295 3991

Email:

info@mundaringartscentre.com.au

Website:

Mundaring Arts Centre

Become an Earth Carer

Registrations for the Earth Carers Program are now open, register here. This course is made up of five sessions over three weeks including field trips. Learn about waste in regional and individual scales, compositing, worm farming, bokashi green cleaning and more!

Date

First session starts on Wednesday, 7 November

See more information about Earth Carers by following this link, Earth Carers.

Contact

EMRC Waste Education

Email:

WasteEducation@emrc.org.au

Healthy Bird Gets the Worm

A primary student competition Closing Friday, 2 November.

Help us protect our wildlife by educating Tomato Lake visitors not to feed the birds!

Winning entries in each category will be displayed at Tomato Lake.

Categories:

Years PP – 2: Getting to know our local birds (choose a local native bird and design a poster about it)

Years 3- 6: Tell us why not to feed our birds (Design a creative poster telling us about one or more problems that come from feeding native birds).

Venue:

Tomato Lake

Date:

A primary student competition Closing Friday, 2 November.

Open Now

To arrange a school visit during Term 4, interested schools or community groups can contact Cathy Levett, Environmental Projects Officer at the EMRC on
Contact

9424 2244

Email:

Catherine.Levett@emrc.org.au.

Exhibitions - Re-Imagined Rail Yard + Remembering Tomorrow

Two new exhibitions open at Midland Junction Arts Centre this October as part of the 'What a Tool' project.

Re-Imagined Rail Yard
Artists are constantly inventing new realities and experimenting with versions of past histories. Re-imagined Railyard brings visual arts and social history together to evoke personal memories attached to the locally treasured Midland Railway Workshops

Remembering Tomorrow by Studio Payoka
Artists Rory Dax Paton, Adam Ismail and William Leggett share insights into the industrial, multidisciplinary arts undertaken at Studio Payoka

Time: 

10:00am - 12:00pm

Date:

Wednesday, 10 October until Friday, 16 November

Venue:

Midland Junction Arts Centre
276 Great Eastern Highway
Midland WA 6056

Contact:

08 9295 3991

Email:

info@mundaringartscentre.com.au

Website:

Mundaring Arts Centre

Eastern Hills Wildflower Society - Propagation Group

Eastern Hills Wildflower Society Propagation Group will meet on every second Monday of the month from September. The Propagation Group shares knowledge about propagating native plants. Plus you can learn how to propagate your own native plants from seed. 

Time: 

12:00pm - 3:00pm

Date(s): 

Monday, 22 October 

Monday, 12 November 

Monday, 26 November 

Venue: Octagonal Hall at 52 McGlew Street, Glen Forrest

Contact: Sandy

WA Wildflower Society

Eastern Hills Branch

Email: 

eastern.hills.branch@wildflowersocietywa.org.au 

Website: 

http://www.wildflowersocietywa.org.au/branches/eastern-hills-branch/

Eastern Hills Wildflower Society - Seed Cleaning Group

Eastern Hills Wildflower Society Seed Cleaning Group meets fortnightly to prepare seeds for propagation. This group maintains an extensive seed bank.

Time:

9:00am - 12:00pm

Date(s):

Wednesday, 24 October

Wed, 7 November 

Wed, 21 November 

Venue: 

Octagonal Hall at 52 McGlew Street, Glen Forrest

Contact:

WA Wildflower Society

Eastern Hills Branch

Email: 

eastern.hills.branch@wildflowersocietywa.org.au

Website:

http://www.wildflowersocietywa.org.au/

Plant Identification Workshops

Two workshops introducing the techniques of wildflower identification.  Join us to learn how to quickly recognise the main wildflower families and genera in the south-west of WA, at a small cost for members and non-members.

Time:

Date:

Saturday, 20 October

Venue:

Octagonal Hall at 52 McGlew Street, Glen Forrest

Contact:

Penny

Email:

ehbtreasurer@iinet.net.au 

Website:

http://www.wildflowersocietywa.org.au/event/plant-identification-workshops/    

Fauna Friendly Gardens

Learn from ecologists Mike and Mandy Bamford of the weird and wonderful creatures which inhabit our city, and give you the skills to create a wildlife haven in your garden.

Time:

9:15am - 11:30am

Date:

Saturday, 20 October

Venue:

Centenary Park Community Centre, Corner Daly Street/ Barker Street, Belmont

Email:

environment@belmont.wa.gov.au

Website:

www.belmont.wa.gov.au

Garage Sale Trail

The City of Belmont is bringing the Garage Sale Trail to our community!

Get on board, de-clutter and do your bit for the environment by choosing to reuse. It's a free and fun way to find a home for your excess items and make some money while meeting your neighbours.

Get on the trail and join over 350,000 sellers and shoppers!

Seller registrations for both individuals and groups are open now see website 

Time:

All day

Date(s):

Saturday, 20 October

Sunday, 21 October

Website:

www.garagesaletrail.com.au 

Photo: David Baylis

Town of Bassendean to host Climathon to form Waste Reduction Ideas

The Town of Bassendean will join more that 100 cities worldwide in a two day event, where the community will develop ideas to establish a waste circular economy.  The event will involve local residents, university students and other interested people presenting a proposal to a panel, where the winning group will receive a prize.

To read the community news article, please click here.

To register your involvement in this free event, please click here.

Where: Town of Bassendean Community Hall (down the steps), 48 Old Perth Road, Bassendean

When: from 1:00pm 26 October to 2:00pm 27 October.

To Register: Climathon Register Here

For more information, email: greg.morrison@curtin.edu.au

Bat Night at Kanyana

Come and celebrate Halloween and all things creepy-crawly. There will be bat activities, live micro-bats, bat boxing and bat talks.

Time: 

5:00pm - 7:00pm

Date:

Sunday, 28 October 2018

Venue:

120 Gilchrist Road, Lesmurdie, 6076

Contact:

9291 3900

Bookings:

https://www.kanyanawildlife.org.au/calendar/ 

Website:

https://www.kanyanawildlife.org.au/ 

Art Exhibition

Join and support 7 local artists who will display a variety of works in different media. These art works will be for sale, what a great opportunity for Christmas shopping.  

Time:

Date(s):

Saturday, 27 October

Sunday, 28 October

Venue:

Octagonal Hall at 52 McGlew Street, Glen Forrest

Contact: 

WA Wildflower Society

Eastern Hills Branch

Website:

http://www.wildflowersocietywa.org.au/branches/eastern-hills-branch/ 

The Gidge Show

Come down and enjoy different activities and shows at the Gidge Show! There will be sheep sheering, wood chopping, food, music and more!

Gidge Show

Time:

9:00am - 7:00pm

Date:

Saturday, 27 October

Venue:

Showgrounds, Toodyay Road, Gidgegannup

Contact:

Gloria

Phone: 9574 6688

Gidgegannup Agricultural Society

Email:

info@gidgeagsociety.com.au

Website:

www.gidgegannup.info

Old Perth Road Twilight Market

The Twilight Markets are held between the warmer months October to March, with the exception in January. There are always a variety of stalls on show; food Stalls, beautiful jewelry, treats for pets, homemade goodies and more. If you are a market lover you'll enjoy this local outdoor market. If you want to register a stall you can see more information here

Time:

5:30pm - 9:00pm

Date:

Saturday, 27 October

Saturday, 24 November

Venue:

Intersection of Guildford Road and Old Perth Road in Bassendean

Contact email:

info@oldperthroadmarkets.com.au

Website:

http://www.oldperthroadmarkets.com.au/

Hills Billy Cart Festival

Act-Belong-Commit Hills Billy Cart festival is a family event for young and old. With the setting of Mount Helena, historic hills and timber milling village the festical presents a hills billy cart race, vintage festival,vintage cars, fashion, music, dance and nostalgic attractions. With a theme of nostalgia the main era being 1900 - 1950 you can dress for the period in retro dress, and have the chance to register to enter the billy cart race! 

Time:

10:00am - 4:00pm

Date:

Sunday, 28 October 

Venue:

Evans Street, Mount Helena

Contact:

organisers@hillsbillycartfestival.com

Find out more!

https://hillsbillycartfestival.com/ 

Assisting Natural Regeneration on a Granite Outcrop

Featuring Throssell Reserve which was once known as a 'dump' is now a stunning area with an array of wildflowers. Come and discuss the journey of the reserve and see how you can help.

More information can be found here Assisting Natural Regeneration on a Granite Outcrop

Time:

9:00am - 11:00am

Date: 

Saturday, 3 November 

Venue: Railway Heritage Trail near Mundaring Scout Hall, 2995 Jacoby Street, Mundaring.

Contact: 

Kate Malden 

Administration Officer  at EMRC

environment@emrc.org.au

Show your interest 

Regeneration on a Granite Outcrop

Bassendean Guided Walk

Want to learn about local Bassendean history, culture and architecture? Come and join us as we walk down Old Perth Road and surrounding area, while hearing from a volunteer guide about the local Bassendean area.

Time: 

9:45am - 11:30am

Date:

Wendesday, 7 November

Venue:

Bassendean Village Shopping Centre near travelator

Contact

Bassendean Local Studies

Email

baslib@bassendean.wa.gov.au 

Cultural Tour of Belmont 

During the Let's Celebrate Belmont Festival the City of Belmont are offering local community members a Cultural Tour of Belmont. It is a unique tour which provides opportunity to increase awareness of Aboriginal culture, heritage and connection to land. 

Time:

9:00am - 3:30pm

Date:

Thursday, 8 November

Belmont Arts and Culture Event

Email:

belmont@belmont.wa.gov.au

Always...Patsy Cline

Always...Patsy Cline is more than a tribute to the legendary singer who died tragically at age 30 in a plane crash in 1963.

The show is based on a true story about Cline's friendship with a fan from Houston named Louise Seger, who befriended the star in a Texas honky-tonk in 1961, and continued a correspondence with Cline until her death. The musical play, complete with down home country humour, true emotion and even some audience participation, includes 27 of Patsy' unforgettable hits such as Crazy, I Fall to Pieces, Sweet Dreams and Walking After Midnight.  The show's title was inspired by Cline's letters to Seger, which were consistently signed "Love ALWAYS...Patsy Cline".

Always...Patsy Cline has enjoyed great success all over the United States, including a successful run off Broadway.  It has been one of the most produced musicals in America according to American Theatre Magazine.

Always...Patsy Cline has also been enjoyed internationally by audiences in Canada, the UK and Australia.  This new production directed by AFI award winning Denny Lawrence stars and Helpmann award winner Kerrie Anne Greenland as Patsy Cline and popular stage star Mandi Lodge (Menopause The Musical, Just the Ticket) as Louise Seger.

Date: Saturday, 10 November 2018

Time: 7:30pm

Venue: Kalamunda Performing Arts Centre

For more information email:

performingarts@kalamunda.wa.gov.au

Tickets available from:

www.kalamunda.wa.gov.au/kpac or the venue - please call 9257 2558

Gardening and Sustainability Workshops

The City of Belmont is holding free gardening and sustainability workshops throughout National Recycling week in November. To be notified please register through contact details.  

Date:

Week 12 - 18 November

Contact:

9477 7257

Email:

environment@belmont.wa.gov.au

Erosion Control Workshop

Worried about erosion on your property or in your community? This workshop will provide you with some guidance and a practical learning session on how to reduce sediment movement along a waterway.

More information can be found here Erosion Control Workshop

Time:

10:00am - 2:00pm

Date: 

Sunday,18 November

Venue: Shire of Mundaring, Administration Building, 7000 Great Eastern Highway, Mundaring

Contact: 

Kate Malden 

Administration Officer  at EMRC

environment@emrc.org.au

Show your interest 

Erosion Control Workshop

Healthy Waterbirds, Healthy Lake

A morning talk and walk at Tomato Lake, brought to you by the City of Belmont, EMRC’s Bush Skills 4 Youth and Healthy Wildlife Projects. 

Learn about the birds which live, nest and feed in the area. A bird watching walk with binoculars and identification books will follow a talk about why feeding birds can cause serious health problems.

Suitable for families and adults.

Time:

9:00am - 11:00am

Venue:

Tomato Lake (meet near Kiosk), Scenic Drive, Kewdale

Contact:

Parks and Environment Department

9477 7257

Email:

environment@belmont.wa.gov.au