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28th July – 3rd August 2014

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Wednesday 30th July 2014
Wedding Showcase
The Deakin Management Centre at Deakin University’s Waurn Ponds Campus is holding a wedding showcase from 2:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Here you will see their wonderful marquee and ceremony setups on their luscious lawns. There are site tours and you will even be given the chance to try their tasty sample menu items. Book your visit time by a RSVP on 5227 3000

Saturday 26th July – Sunday 3rd August 2014
The Otway Fly celebrates Otway Tree Week
Pack your explorer boots and gloves and head to the amazing Otway Fly Adventure deep in our magnificent Otways for the Otway Fly Tree Week. Visit and plant one of a variety of local tree species including Mountain Ash and Myrtle Beech. All participants have the opportunity to pledge a conservation promise to their tree, and receive a complimentary general admission ticket to Otway Fly Treetop Adventures, allowing them to revisit their tree and observe its progress. Cost: $5 donation (in addition to entry price. Opening hours: 9am – 5pm, last entry to Treetop Walk is 4pm. For more information:

Thursday 31st July 2014
Take Me Home
Take Me Home is the music and life of John Denver one of the world’s favorite folk and country music artists of the 70’s and 80’s who’s life was cut short in a plane accident. This wonderful stage presentation will feature some exclusive film footage and stars Bevan Gardiner. The show will feature many of Denver’s amazing songs including “Annie’s Song”, “Take me home” and “Calypso” The show is currently touring Australia and New Zealand to rave reviews.

Saturday 2nd August 2014
The 80s Number 1 Hits Show
Put on the big hair, shoulder pads, lycra and neon T’s the 80’s is back for one night only. The Playhouse Theatre in GPAC will relive this amazing time with some of the most amazing pop songs ever written. Walking on Sunshine, Footloose, Kids in America, Girls Just Want to Have fun and Walk Like an Egyptian, the list goes on. It should be a massive night remembering the likes of Wham, Van Halen, A-Ha and so many other memorable 80’s acts in a time when the likes Tom Cruise and Don Johnstone were cool.

Saturday 2nd August 2014
Community Fun Day
The Winchelsea Blues Football and Netball Club are holding a fantastic community fun day at their Eastern Reserve ground in Hopkins Street, Winchelsea. This free day will include lots of family fun including jumping castles, face painting and even a free BBQ. The event goes into the evening with an Over 35’s match against the Geelong Super Rules and Winchelsea All Starts.

Saturday 2nd – Sunday 3rd August 2014
Enterprize Tall Ship
The Enterprize Tall Ship returns to Geelong’s Corio Bay for two days of cruises. The majestic ship will be docked at Steampacket Quay next to Cunningham Pier. They offer a range of hour long cruises throughout the weekend.

Sunday 3rd August 2014
Piccadilly Market
The popular Piccadilly Market is back at Deakin’s Waterfront Campus with another day of amazing artisan products. The market features more than 100 stall with beatutiful hand made clothing, jewellery, homewares, art, photography and some delicious gourmet foods. This indoor event with free entry runs between 9:30 AM and 3:00 PM.

1st – 30th August 2014
Geelong Small Business Festival
Having a rich mix of small businesses is what makes Geelong vibrant and strong and helps builds resistance to other things we can’t control in our ever changing economy. The Geelong Small Business Festival now in its fourth year helps small business and people wanting to start a business prosper. The festival offers networking, training, tips on using technology, understanding best practices and plenty of ideas of how make the most of your business. For more information: