January 15-23: Rotary Club of Victor Harbor Art Show
Art Show will be held at Warland Reserve – and promises to be its usual exceptional high standard.
More than 600 artists from around Australia have entered 1300-plus paintings, all vying for the Corporate Award, which carries $12,500 as part of the overall $32,500 prizemoney.
It is regarded by many as one of the biggest and best rural art shows in Australia, and thousands of people are expected to view the exhibits over the duration.
The show will be opened on Friday, January 15 from 6.30-9pm, and then open daily from 9.30am-8.30pm. General admission is $6 payable at the door with unlimited entry with a pass-out, and it’s free for children under-16. Catalogues are $3.
One of the many wonderful things about the art show is that it is supported by artists from all of Australia and there are paintings for sale from less than $100 to those in their thousands. It covers all mediums and offers a wide range of standard. Most of all, it promotes quality art to everyone.
When the Rotary Club of Victor Harbor launched the art show there were 400 entries, and it has increased in stature ever since. Proceeds go to the many wonderful projects ran by the local club both here and overseas.
Friday, January 22: Santos Tour Down Under Bupa Sage 4:
Norwood to Victor Harbor 138km
1.19 Enter North Pde, Strathalbyn at round-a-bout
1.19 Right turn on North Pde at Sunter St, Strathalbyn
1.20 Left turn from North Pde into Commercial Rd, Strathalbyn
1.20 Commercial Rd, Strathalbyn near North Pde Powerade hydration station
1.21 Right turn from Dawson St into South Tce, Strathalbyn
1.30 Strathalbyn to Goolwa Rd near Currency Creek SteamRanger rail crossing
2.00 Strathalbyn to Goolwa Rd, Currency Creek at hall
2.07 Strathalbyn to Goolwa Rd near Goolwa SteamRanger rail crossing
2.12 Cadell St (Main St), Goolwa near Police station iiNet Sprint #2
2.13 Hutchinson St, Goolwa SteamRanger rail crossing
2.22 Victor Harbor to Goolwa Rd, Middleton SteamRanger rail crossing
2.23 Victor Harbor to Goolwa Rd (Main St), Middleton
2.29 North Tce, Pt Elliot at The Strand
2.30 Right turn from North Tce into Tottenham Court Rd, Pt Elliot
2.31 Right turn from Tottenham Court Rd into Waterport Rd, Pt Elliot
2.31 Left turn from Waterport Rd into Crows Nest Rd, Pt Elliot
2.37 Crows Nest Rd near Pt Elliot – Subaru King of Mountain – Kirby Hill (category 2)
2.45 Left turn from Crows Nest Rd into Adelaide to Victor Harbor Rd near Hindmarsh Valley
2.55 Right turn from Adelaide-Victor Harbor Rd into Welch Rd (Ring Rd), Hindmarsh Valley
3.03 Left turn from Armstrong Rd into George Main Rd, Encounter Bay
3.05 Enter Victoria Rd at Bay Rd, Victor Harbor
3.05 Right turn from Victoria Rd into Island St, Victor Harbor
3.05 Left turn from Island St into The Esplanade, Victor Harbor
3.06 The Esplanade near Albert St VictorHarbor
Saturday, January 23: Santos Tour Down Under Bike Exchange Stage 5:
McLaren Vale to Willunga Hill 151.5 km
11.10 Main Rd, McLaren Vale near Tatachilla Rd. Start race neutral
11.12 Main Rd, McLaren Vale near Reeves St End race neutral. Race start
11.19 Left turn from Main Rd into High St,Willunga
11.21 “U” turn on High St, Willunga near Old Bush Inn Hotel
11.22 Left turn from High St into Aldinga Rd,
Willunga 11.33 Left turn from Biscay Rd into Main South Rd, Aldinga
11.38 Right turn from Main South Rd into Norman Rd, Aldinga
11.42 Right turn from Norman Rd into The Esplanade, Aldinga Beach
11.51 Veer right from The Esplanade into
Jetty Rd, Pt Willunga 11.51 Veer right from Jetty Rd into Port Rd, Pt Willunga
11.52 Left turn on Port Rd at Quinliven Rd, Aldinga
11.54 Left turn from Port Rd into Main South Rd, Aldinga
12.03 Right turn Main South Rd into Tatachilla Rd, Landcross Farm
12.08 Left turn from Tatachilla Rd into Caffrey St, McLaren Vale
12.09 Right turn from Caffrey St into Main Rd, McLaren Vale
12.11 Main Rd McLaren Vale near Tatachilla Rd End lap #1
12.21 Main Rd Willunga at Kell St.
12.21 Left turn from Main Rd into High St Willunga
12.22 “U” turn on High St Willunga at Old Bush Inn Hotel
12.22 Left turn from High St into Aldinga Rd Willunga
12.33 Left turn from Biscay Rd into Main South Rd Aldinga
12.38 Right turn from Main South Rd into Norman Rd Aldinga
12.41 Right turn from Norman Rd into The Esplanade Aldinga Beach
12.47 The Esplanade, Snapper Point near Butterworth Rd Sprint #1
12.52 Veer right from The Esplanade into Jetty Rd, Pt Willunga
12.52 Veer right from Jetty Rd into Port Rd, Pt Willunga
12.53 Left turn on Port Rd at Quinliven Rd, Aldinga
12.54 Left turn from Port Rd into Main South Rd, Aldinga
13.03 Right turn from Main South Rd intoTatachilla Rd.
1.08 Left turn from Tatachilla Rd into CaffreySt, McLaren Vale
1.10 Right turn from Caffrey St into Main Rd, McLaren Vale
1.12 Main Rd, McLaren Vale near Tatachilla Rd End lap #2
1.22 Main Rd, Willunga at Kell St Powerade Hydration Station
1.22 Left turn from Main Rd into High St, Willunga
1.23 “U” turn on High St, Willunga near Old Bush Inn Hotel
1.23 Left turn from High St into Aldinga Rd, Willunga
1.32 Left turn from Biscay Rd into Main South Rd, Aldinga
1.38 Right turn from Main South Rd into Norman Rd, Aldinga
1.41 Right turn from Norman Rd into The Esplanade, Aldinga Beach
1.48 The Esplanade, Snapper Pt near Butterworth Rd iiNet Sprint #2
1.52 Veer right from The Esplanade into Jetty Rd, Pt Willunga
1.52 Veer right from Jetty Rd into Port Rd, Pt Willunga
1.53 Left turn on Port Rd at Quinliven Rd, Aldinga
1.54 Left turn from Port Rd into Main South Rd, Aldinga
2.02 Right turn from Main South Rd into Tatachilla Rd, Landcross Farm
2.08 Left turn from Tatachilla Rd into Cafrey
St, McLaren Vale
2.10 Right turn from Caffrey St into Main Rd, McLaren Vale
2.10 Main Rd, McLaren Vale near Tatachilla Rd End lap #3
2.22 Main Rd, Willunga at Kell St
2.22 Left turn from Main Rd into High St, Willunga
2.26 Left turn Old Willunga Hill Rd into Brookman Rd, Willunga Hill
2.26 Brookman Rd, Willunga Hill Subaru King of the Mountain #1
2.26 Left turn from Brookman Rd into Range Rd, Willunga
2.37 Left turn from Range Rd into Penneys Hill Rd, The Range
2.42 Left turn from Penneys Hill Rd into McMurtrie Rd, McLaren Flat
2.47 Left turn from McMurtrie Rd into Main Rd, McLaren Vale
2.55 Main Rd, Willunga at Kell St
2.55 Left turn from Main Rd into High St, Willunga
3.02 Left turn from Old Willunga Hill Rd into Brookman Rd, Willunga Hill
3.02 Brookman Rd, Willunga Hill Subaru King
of the Mountain #2 (category 1)
January 16-24: Goolwa Regatta Week
More than 200 boats from around Australia will converge for the Goolwa Regatta Week, culminated by the Marina Hindmarsh Island Milang-Goolwa Freshwater Classic Yacht Race.
Presented by the Goolwa Regatta Yachting Club, it is a magnificent week of action and entertainment on and off the water, developing into one of the best events on the Australian yacht racing calendar.
The club adopted the running of the Classic in 1974. It is sailed over 50km from Milang at 9am across Lake Alexandrina to Point Sturt and down the Murray to Clayton to the river port of Goolwa with more than 750 sailors competing in eight divisions.
Among the new features of the week is dinghy racing on the opening day, Saturday, January 16 from 11am-4pm through the marina offering sensational viewing.
There will be vintage boating racing, power boat racing including the action-packed Dash for Cash, and a host of other events – even a radio controlled regatta including demonstrations for interested learners on the Monday from 2pm, and a gala expo on Sunday, January 17. There is something to interest everyone – even those not involved in sailing – and plenty of social entertainment. Overall, the Goolwa Regatta Week will attract thousands of people, and is one of the best-organised events on the Fleurieu Peninsula. A brief program is:
Saturday, Jan 16: 11am-4pm dinghy racing at The Marina Central; 12.30-4pm: Marina Challenge.
Sunday, Jan 17: 10am-4pm: Gala expo at GRYC; 2pm: Goolwa Vintage Boat Club yacht race.
Monday, Jan 18: Radio controlled regatta, GRYC.
Wednesday, Jan 19: 9.30am-3pm GADBUG cycling GRYC; 4-7pm: Dominant BBQ cook-off at GRYC.
Thursday, Jan 20: 6-7pm Maughan Thiem Milang-Goolwa Tune-up race at GRYC.
Friday, Jan 22: 11am Corporate Challenge Race GRYC; 6pm: Doser Freight Dash for Cash GRYC.
Saturday, Jan 23: 8-10am Big Breakfast GRYC; 9am Power Boats Rally The Marina Hindmarsh Island; 9am Milang Mystery Tour GRYC.
Sunday, January 24: 9am The Marina Hindmarsh Island Goolwa Freshwater Classic Yacht Race, Milang. 7.30pm presentations GRYC.
A more comprehensive program may be viewed at: www:goolwaregattaweek.com.au
January 16-17: Yesterday’s Power Rally, Milang Oval
It’s about living our heritage in Milang with a classic museum – all of which will be on display during the annual Yesterday’s Power Rally at the local oval on January 16-17.
This is the town’s 20th rally, and now one of only five in the state with Mount Barker, Booleroo Centre, Waikerie and Gawler.
Among the countless tractors, trucks, cars, motorcycles and anything that “chugs” will be a 1925 Studebaker Buckboard owned by Roger Miller, pictured (on right) with the event committee president Allan McInnes.
New to this year’s Rally will be a vintage chain saw demonstration, a model railway and model boats. A feature is always the big tractor pull to test who has the strongest, and there will be some terrific attractions and events for people of all ages. It’s a good family day.
Almost 5000 are expected to attend the two-day event, and the $5 admission goes back into putting on the rally the following year with insurance by far the biggest expense. Paying just $5 for an event is itself like going back in time.
Allan, who came up with the concept 20 years ago, said one of the great things about the Rally was catching up with old friends and sharing a common interest. Roger said: “It’s the chance to gather all the old machinery and other things and put them on show for the public to see. The committees over the years have done a magnificent job and we hope this event will be even better.”
The event would not be possible without major sponsorship from the Alexandrina Council, and more than 20 trophy donors. And, of course, the treasured volunteers.
Sunday, January 17: Victor Harbor & Port Elliot Lions Club Food & Wine Festival, Grosvenor Gardens, Victor Harbor
Several thousand people are expected to attend the fourth annual Victor Harbor-Port Elliot Lions Club Food & Wine Festival at Grosvenor Gardens, Victor Harbor on January 17.
It is a fabulous event – pay $6 entry fee and you receive a commemorative glass. You may buy from the superb range of local wines, and of course be tempted by the tastiest of fine foods and delights from across the Fleurieu Peninsula.
There will be great music and live performances to really generate that festival atmosphere in quait surrounds.
The event coincides with the Rotary Club of Victor Harbor Art Show… have a look at some magnificent artwork in Warland Reserve, and then follow the trail down Ocean Street, turning left into Coral Street where you will experience the atmosphere of the festival.
The two events compliment each other well, and the food & wine festival has certainly developed into a top event since its humble beginnings. Enjoy, but don’t drink and drive.
Sunday, January 17: Strathalbyn races
It’s one of the best SA country race meetings of the year – the Strathalbyn Cup.
There are excellent facilities, and if you look the part ladies you may win super prizes in the Fashions of the Field competition. Corporate packages are available, but for many it is simply a good, fun day at the races. Check race guides for full race fields and times.
Monday, January 25: Harness Racing, Morgan Park, Victor Harbor
The Victor Harbor Harness Racing Club holds just three meetings at year at its magnificent Morgan Park track, and they are a terrific. Entertaining day. Check race guides for full details and race times.
Saturday, January 9
The energetic crew at Sea Change Village, 24 Gardiner St, Goolwa is having a garage sale in the village hall from 8am-2pm. They’re saying buy a bargain and stay for Devonshire tea and their famous sausage sizzle.
Until January 10
Exhibition by brilliant artist Tom O’Callaghan at Signal Point Gallery, Goolwa Mon-Fri 11am-4pm and Sat-Sun 10am-4pm.
Designing Craft/Crafting Design at Signal Point Gallery, Goolwa Wharf Precinct. This exhibition presents new work by 40 selected artists, mid-crafts people and designers who have had a significant involvement with the Jam Factory during its 40 year history, and who are presently producing work of outstanding quality. Free entry. Mon-Fri 11am-4pm, Sat-Sun 10am-4pm. Contact 8555 7000.
Jan 9, Feb 13, Mar 19
Summer Swell Cinema – and it’s free. Bring your rug or low chairs and picnic basket and enjoy three fabulous nights of outdoor family cinema. Picnic starts at 6.30pm, movie commences at dusk. Saturday, January 9: Gidget Goes Hawaiian (G) at BF Laurie Lane lawns, Goolwa; Saturday, February 13: The Endless Summer (G) at Flying Fish Reserve, Horseshoe Bay, Port Elliot; Saturday, March 19: Hotel Sorrento (M) at the Soldiers’ Memorial Gardens, Strathalbyn. Contact 8555 7000.
January 14-February 28
When Angels Cried: Fleurieu Iandscapes Exhibition at South Coast Regional Art Centre, Goolwa Tce, Goolwa. The water and skyline of the Fleurieu Peninsula form an important part of Alex Frayne’s Adelaide Noir series, and has compelled him to move beyond the shadows of suburbia and out to the coast that is world renowned. Artist floor talk Friday, January 15 at 2pm. Free entry. Wed-Fri 11am-4pm, Sat-Sun 10am-4pm.
Saturday, January 23
An Evening with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra at Centenary Hall, Cadell Street, Goolwa from 7.30pm. A magical night of classical music by the orchestra featuring Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez with one of Australia’s leading guitarists Alex Tsiboulski. Adult $45, concession and group of 6+ $40 per person. Bookings essential: 1300 466 592.
Saturday, January 23
St Joan’s Social Club is holding a gala day/car boot Sale at the rear of St Joan of Arc Catholic Church, Seaview Road, Victor Harbor (vehicle entry from Seymour Lane) from 9am-3pm. Proceeds towards the restoration fund for the unique heritage-listed St Joan of Arc Church. Some stall sites ($10) and car-boot sale sites ($15) still available; e: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone John 8552 5470 or 0419 046 147 to book your own fund-raising site.
Sunday, January 24
Cars of Australia at Strathalbyn Oval Complex, Ashbourne Road, Strathalbyn. All-Australian car show, for vehicles manufactured or assembled in Australia prior to 1980. Featuring cars, food, model cars and children’s entertainment. Entry fee applies. More information: strathalbynautocollectors.com
Sunday, January 24
Chamber Philharmonia Cologne performance at Saint Andrews Church, Strathalbyn, 3pm. From Cologne Germany, the orchestra presents classical music by Vivaldi, Bach and Mozart. Adult $35, concession $30, student $25, under-6 free. Bookings essential: contact 1300 466 592.
Holiday fun for kids
School Holiday Activities at Alexandrina Council libraries in Goolwa and Strahalbyn:
Summer Garland: Make your own summer hanging decoration. For children aged 5+ years. Free. At Goolwa Jan. 12, 3pm; at Strathalbyn, Jan. 14, 3pm.
Stop ‘n’ Go Smoothies: Get fit and learn about healthy food choices while making a smoothie. For young science enthusiasts; find out how to convert pedal power into energy with an exercise bike that has been fitted with a blender. Free. At Strathalbyn, Jan. 12 & 14 at 11am.
Dream Catcher: Create your own dream catcher. For children aged 5+ years. Free. At Goolwa, Jan. 19 at 3pm; at Strathalbyn, Jan. 21 at 3pm.
Wildlife on Wheels Animals Anonymous: Will be visiting with their friendly Australian native animals. Come along and get up close to a baby crocodile, big python, baby pythons, goanna, gecko, bearded dragon, bettong, squirrel glider, dunnarts, frogs, a tawny frogmouth and a parrot. Free. At Strathalbyn, Jan. 19, 11am; at Goolwa, Jan. 21, 11am.
All children under the age of 10 years old must be accompanied by an adult for every event. Bookings recommended: 8555 7000.