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THE Phillip Island District Rail-
way Modellers will host their an-
nual show on January 7 and 8 at
the Cowes Cultural Centre.
This Saturday, the exhibition
will be open to the public from
10am until 5pm, and on Sunday
it will be open from 10am to 4pm.
There will be models large and
small, old and new, simple and
Some exhibits should delight
the rivet counters, while others
should offer encouragement to
those with two left thumbs.
The ever popular U-drive layout
for the kids will feature Thomas
Hollow Glen, Bald Mountain
and the Circus Comes to Town
compete for the attention of young
and old alike.
Those who like order will ap-
preciate Twigg and Catherwood,
while other exhibits subscribe to
the chaos theory.
And it is never too late to start,
with the award winning layout
built by some residents of the
Grossard Court Aged Care Home
New and second-hand models
and accessories will be for sale to
suit rank beginners and experts,
the rich and the poor, and those
somewhere in the middle.
Whatever the weather, kids of all
ages can look forward to enjoying
a few hours at the show.
Visitors are encouraged to talk
to the exhibitors, as they never
tire of talking to anyone who takes
To see what the Phillip Island
District Railway Modellers get up
to between annual shows, check
out the website at www.piadrm.
KIDZ Klub and GenY @ Sandy Point is
underway, offering activities including bi-
ble stories, singing, craft, games, quizzes,
puppets and prizes!
For 33 years, Kidz Klub has been held
on the first full week of January each year.
Hundreds of kids over the years have
greatly enjoyed the week of free fun for all
primary school aged children.
It’s held at the Sandy Point Community
Centre from 9.30am to 12.30pm each day
Parents are free to leave children at the
centre after drop-off, or are welcome to
stay and have a cuppa while their children
enjoy the activities.
A special family trivia night with free
pizza is on Thursday night from 7 to 8pm.
See www.sandypointkidzklub.org for
genYOUTH at Sandy Point is a fun and
free evening activity for all teenagers!
The great facilities at the Sandy Point
Community Centre provide the perfect
base for genYOUTH, also held this week.
High energy activities are run by Gen
Y’ers for Gen Y’ers with a really positive
message that God truly loves and cares for
genYOUTH will is on until Thursday,
January 5, from 8pm to 9:30pm.
Check out the genYOUTH Facebook
dyPoint for more information.
NOW more than ever the Phillip
Island Grand Prix Circuit is destina-
tion for the whole family with many
hours of entertainment and enjoy-
ment on offer.
Strap yourself into the state-of-the-
art Sodi RT8 Go Karts for an exhila-
rating session on the 750 metre scale
replica of the circuit.
Push out a series of hot laps to beat
the clock or challenge your mates.
New matching tandem karts are
also available, equipped with duel
controls so the kids don’t miss out
and can participate in the full inter-
active karting experience which they
haven’t been able to do before.
Take a trip back in time in the His-
tory of Motorsport which showcases
the dawn of motorsport on Phillip
Island commencing with the very
first Australian grand prix in 1928
through to present day racing.
The display has many articles, im-
ages and racing vehicles that will cap-
ture your imagination.
Race your family or your mates
and experience the fun on Australia’s
largest four-lane GP Slot Car Track
an exact replica of the circuit.
The Simulator Race Centre will
also test your skills as you challenge
your mates to a simulated race on
the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit.
Go flat out down Gardner Straight,
through ultra-fast Doohan Corner,
slide through Stoner, thread your
way through Siberia and slip stream
up the back straight. Watch out for
the hairpin at the bottom of Lukey
heights. Who will get the bragging
Super-fast Hot Laps
For the adrenalin junkies, how
about three heart pumping ‘Hot
Laps’ in a race prepared vehicle.
The circuit’s resident race car
driver will get your heart started
with lift off and road hugging turns
that defy gravity as you “white
knuckle” it and carve an impres-
sion on the rugged cliffs of the
world famous circuit.
Guided Circuit Tours
Follow in the footsteps of racing
superstars on a daily guided circuit
tour featuring a MotoGP sound sim-
ulation and access to exclusive and
restricted areas such as the Control
Tower, Media Centre, Pit Roof, and
of course that ‘Hero’ photo opportu-
nity on the winner’s podium.
Tranquil water gardens lead you
through to the viewing mound cap-
turing some of the most unique and
invigorating panoramic views of the
circuit and Bass Strait.
and Licenced Cafe
After all the excitement, Cham-
pion’s Bar & Cafe delivers with its
fresh menu with plenty of choices.
Fantastic coffee and delicious and
decedent home-made cakes, slices,
muffins, pastries, sausage rolls and
pies hit the spot.
The gift shop at the Visitor Centre
has a wide selection of stylish ap-
parel, merchandise and souvenirs
to choose from so you can take a
memento home with you.
Phone 5952 9400 or visit: www.
Island Model Railway Show this weekend
The Hollow Glen model railway display will be one of the many ter-
rific displays at the Phillip Island District Railway Modellers’ annual
show at the Cowes Cultural Centre on January 7 and 8. Photo: Trevor
Fun for all ages at the circuit
The tandem karts allow everyone to have a go karting.
The slot cars run on a scale replica of the GP Circuit.
Free fun for
kids at Sandy
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