JAMIESON AUTUMN FESTIVAL
Saturday 2nd May. Join the Jamieson community for a fabulous day to celebrate the beautiful AUTUMN FESTIVAL autumn colors at the annual Jamieson Autumn Festival. Showcasing the diversity of skills among local personalities, displays, activities and workshops will include blacksmithing, whip cracking,fly fishing, bush cooking demos, recitals of bush poetry and buskers. View www.jamieson.org.au for full program.
ROS RITCHIE AT MAGNOLIA
Saturday 2nd May. As part of Aussie Wine month, experience the best of The High Country’s hand crafted wines by award winning wine maker Ros Ritchie; taste the passion from the bottle to the plate. Together with Chef Travis Boltong, a five course menu to challenge your mind & to tease your taste-buds has been created. Magnolia Mansfield, 6.30pm, $110pp. Bookings: Ph 5779 1000.
ONE MAN’S SHED
Sunday 3rd May. Take a trip down memory lane as Marty Briscoe opens his much renowned shed to the public from 10am-4pm. Authentic Convent spinning wheel will spin again from 12-1.30pm. Sausage sizzle, produce stall. Supporting “Friends of St Joseph’s” restoration of the Pioneer Church at Tolmie. 9 Ailsa Street, Mansfield, Enquiries: Val Kirley 5775 1072.
Sunday 3rd May. Enjoy a photographic exhibition and auction by local women to raise funds “A BIRDS EYE VIEW” for the Mansfield Community Fund. Come along and bid on your favorite photo. Bidding closes 4.30pm. $10 Adults. Delatite Hotel.
PINK TRIBUTE SHOW
Saturday 9th May. Live show comes to Mansfield for a fabulous night at Spinners Bar & Bowl,Highett Street. Tickets $30 Pre sold or $35 at the door. Doors open from 8pm. 18 yrs + only
MOTHER’S DAY CLASSIC
Sunday 10th May. Raising money for breast cancer research, dress in pink for the Mothers Day Classic. Commencing at the Mansfield Visitor Information Centre at 9am, choose either a 4km or 8km run/walk. Registrations from 8am on the day, or enter online at www.mothersdayclassic.org Afterwards, enjoy some live Mother’s Day entertainment at Debs Jamieson Café, live music with TJ on guitar from 11am.
A RETURN TO ART
Thurs 14th May – 28th May. Father and daughter John and Uschi Steedman celebrate their EXHIBITION return to art with this, their first joint exhibition. Exhibition opening and nibbles Thursday 14th May, 5:30pm-7:00pm at the Delatite Hotel.
“TESTAMENT OF YOUTH”
Thursday 14th May. Lunch and Film “Testament of Youth” in aid of the Harry and Clare Friday FUNDRAISER Foundation Community Bus at 12.30pm. Mansfield Armchair Cinema. Tickets $20 from Country Tales Bookstore or Marie 0417 398 528
CAFFEINATE IN STYLE
Friday 15th May. Mansfield Coffee Merchant’s Mat and Gareth will guide you through the world of specialty coffee including alternative brewing techniques, single origins, coffee cupping and styles of roasting. Afterwards relax with some delicious finger food and a wine or ale. 6pm-9pm. $70pp Ph: 5779 1703. www.highcountryharvest.com.au
BRACKET AND JAM
Friday 15th May. Featuring the best musicians from around the region, enjoy Mansfield’s popular live music night at The Produce Store. Cover charge $10pp. Music from 8pm. Phone 5779 1404
COOL WINES, SLOW FOOD WARM FIRES
Saturday 16th May. Join David Ritchie as he showcases Delatite’s finest wines and enjoy a fireside dinner complemented by local slow food dishes from Ben Davies of the Culinarian.Delatite Wines, Stoney Road. 6.30pm. $88pp. Ph: 5779 1703. www.highcountryharvest.com.au
RSPCA MILLION PAWS WALK
Sunday 17th May. Register online to join the RSPCA’s biggest fundraiser – Australia’s biggest dog walk! Walk commences Mansfield Botanic Gardens 10am. Registrations from 8.30am with coffee and snacks available. Sponsored by Mansfield & District Community Bank Branch.Full details and entry fees www.millionpawswalk.com.au
Thursday 21st May. Come in out of the cold and take a warming cider journey. Sup your way through a range of regional ciders accompanied by cider-influenced tasting platters. Learn the difference between a cider and a perry, farmhouse, still and sparkling. Delatite Hotel 6.30pm-9pm. $45pp Ph 5775 2004. www.highcountryharvest.com.au
MAKE IT, BAKE IT, SOURDOUGH
Saturday 23rd May. Learn the art of sourdough bread baking, includes making a starter culture,using different flours and grains, shaping, proving, cooling and storing sourdough. Keep your kneading strength up with a delicious afternoon tea and leave armed with freshly baked loaves.Venue: Stephens Fine Foods 219 Mt Buller Road, Mansfield. 2pm-5pm, $125pp. Bookings:Mt Buller Summer School 0414 594 133. www.highcountryharvest.com.au
CIDER, SPICE & PORK COOKED TWICE
Saturday 23rd May. Tin Shed Cider and ‘The Culinarian’ pair up in a celebration of local artisan fare. Enjoy fireside tastings, a leisurely orchard tour and a mulled cider demonstration. Native spiced gourmet pork luncheon and handmade sweets, prepared by ‘The Culinarian’ in the charming cellar door with striking High Country views. 11.30am-4pm, Tin Shed Cider, Tolmie. Ph 0448 123 098. www.highcountryharvest.com.au
Saturday 23rd May. How to Cook and Eat. Prepare for winter with a cooking demonstration and sit down dinner of Central European peasant food. Warming foods, sharp flavours and the tips and tricks for cooking this flavour – filled food at home. The Produce Store, 7pm-11pm. $68pp. Ph 5779 1404. www.highcountryharvest.com.au
HEAD TO HOOF MASTERCLASS
Sunday 24th May. Chef Travis Boltong will perform a butchery demonstration on a Myrrhee Bore Goat and explain how to use the different cuts for cooking. Followed by a cooking class;learn how to prepare goat sausages before sitting down to share at the Chefs table over lunch.$75pp. 10am-2pm. Magnolia Mansfield. Bookings 5779 1000. www.highcountryharvest.com.au
AUSTRALIA’S BIGGEST MORNING TEA AT JAMIESON
Thursday 28th May. Share a cuppa with the Jamieson Ladies’ Craft Group to raise money for the Cancer Council from 10am–12 noon. Jamieson Memorial Hall. Entry: Gold coin donation. Everyone welcome with great door prizes to be won.
Throughout May – Lion feeding at the Mansfield Zoo is 1.30pm every Saturday, Sunday and public holidays. Zoo opens daily from 10am. Mansfield Armchair Cinema features regular screenings including the latest blockbusters. View www.the-mac.com.au Located: 1 Chenery St.
Saturday 9th May – CWA “Mothers Day” Market. Stock up with a wonderful selection of cakes,
crafts, produce & preserves. CWA Hall, High St, Mansfield, 10am – 2pm. Morning tea available.
Sunday 17th May – Mansfield Lions’ Craft Market.
Enjoy a delightful market with a variety of stalls located on median strip opposite the Post Office from 8am-2pm. Stallholders: Kay 5777 3760.
Saturday 23rd May – Mansfield Farmers’ Market. Gather fresh regional produce straight from the farmer to you, located High Street median strip opposite the Post Office from 8.30am-1pm.VFMA accredited.
MANSFIELD LIBRARY MAY PROGRAM
Thur 7th & 21st 10.30am – Storytime for preschoolers Fri 15th 3pm – Book Chat: Adults, join for a cuppa and chat about the book of the month Need internet access? Drop in or call the library on 5775 2176.