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THE Leongatha Girl Guides
spent last week at Guides
cleaning up the park in
A’Beckett Street and McIndoe
While the parks initially
looked clean the girls found
plenty of rubbish around and
underneath the bushes.
This activity is the Guides
service activity for this term.
Service to the community is
one of the foundations of the
Girl Guide program.
The girls learn that service
is not only a good thing to
Leongatha Girl Guides
desperately need more lead-
ers to grow the movement in
If you are interested in ad-
venture, fun and leadership,
please contact Chris Oliver
at email@example.com to
find out how you can help.
By Michael Hogan,
South Gippsland Principal
TRADITIONALLY your local li-
brary has been a place to borrow
books to absorb and devour in
your own time.
We also focus on the develop-
ment of the literacy skills of ba-
bies and young children to pre-
pare them for reading at school
and throughout their lives.
So for children we have Story
Time sessions or Baby Rhyme
Time session. But, what about
adults? Increasingly libraries are
providing programs that aim to
meet the needs of adult readers.
Our libraries have a range of
free literature and story-related
programs for adults. We are
about to begin our autumn se-
ries of programs and I’d like to
share a few upcoming events
Wonthaggi Library will host six
one-hour ‘Stories for grown-ups’
sessions with Gael Cresp.
Each session will be based
on a different theme and all you
need to do is sit back, relax and
let you mind go on a journey.
Another program along simi-
lar lines at Wonthaggi Library is
a session of ‘Readings in the Li-
brary’ on the evening of Wednes-
day, March 8.
Six local guest readers will
present 10-minute selections of
their favourite short stories. This
program kicks off from 7.15pm
for a 7.30 start and a light sup-
per is provided.
Phillip Island Library will host
author Anne Crawford, who will
talk about her accidental career
as an author on Friday, March 17
Anne is the author and co-au-
thor of several non-fiction books
including ‘Women of spirit’, ‘Ralf ’
and the award winning ‘Forged
with flames’. Anne was feature
writer with The Age for many
years and is a published photog-
rapher who has travelled exten-
This program is presented
with the support of the Friends
of Phillip Island Library.
What’s on this month at your
• Fortnightly Produce Swap:
Wednesdays, 4–5pm, Inverloch
• Calming Colouring: In Leon-
gatha and Korumburra Libraries
• Inverloch Knitters: Thurs-
days, 1–3pm at Inverloch Li-
• Book Chat with Friends:
Wednesday, March 8, 2–3.30pm,
Phillip Island Library
Boomerang Bags Sew-a-
thon: Saturday, March 18,
10am–12.30pm, Wonthaggi Li-
• Traditional Karen Weaving
Demonstration: Inverloch Li-
• Learn the Lingo: An intro-
duction to Transparent Languag-
es Online – Wednesday, March
22, 11am, Wonthaggi Library.
For more details visit www.
wgrlc.vic.gov.au or pick up a
copy of the Autumn What’s On
guide from your local library.
THE Glade in Inverloch is a popular
place for live music, and Bass Coast
Shire Council is asking the community
if they’d like to see a sound shell con-
structed at the site.
The sound shell proposal is an ex-
citing joint project by Inverloch Lions
Club, Rotary Club of Inverloch, Inver-
loch Tourism Association and the coun-
cil, but before it can progress, it needs
the support of the community.
At its September Ordinary Meeting
last year, the council resolved to provide
in-principle support for the placement
of a sound shell in The Glade for com-
munity use and future events.
The council is working with these
groups to seek support for the sound
shell construction through community
Inverloch Lions Club and Sound Shell
Committee chair Klaus Edel said the
project leaders are eager to discuss the
project with the community and ascer-
tain the level of support.
“The consultation process will involve
an online survey and also attending
events at The Glade to speak with com-
munity members face to face,” Mr Edel
“We are very excited about this project
and believe it is something that the pub-
lic will embrace.”
The Sound Shell Committee will be at
the Inverloch Jazz Festival event in The
Glade on March 13, and the Rotary Mar-
ket at The Hub on April 16.
If your wish is to see a Sound Shell in
The Glade, come along and register you
support or complete the online survey at
For more information please contact
Klaus Edel on 0417 361436, or the
council’s Natural Resources officer, Da-
vid Martin, on 5671 2774.
Stories to share
at your library
Leongatha Guides cleaning up McIndoe Park last week included, from left,
Erin Dooley, Charlee-Rose Graham-Cross, Kaydee Jones, Olivia Helps, Georgia Lawry,
Erica Begg, Ayla Jones, Pheobe Helps and Charlotte Cashin.
Guides clean up Leongatha
Drumming up support for
Inverloch sound shell
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