Local Artist Exhibits

Newstead artist, Maritsa Gronda, is one of many local artists exhibiting in the Spirit of Winter Exhibition at the Castlemaine Market Building. Many visitors present at the opening, on Friday 1st June, commented that it is one of the best exhibitions they have seen at the Market Building. The exhibition runs until 29th July, 2012.
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Newstead Pool Supports the Community

The Newstead & District Pool Committee handed out over $10,000 in grants to local community groups this week. This money was raised by past and present fundraising efforts by the volunteers involved with the Newstead pool.  "It is a testament to the success of the local pool and its volunteer network that we can provide this support to other community groups in Newstead. The success of our pool comes from our volunteers and the local management of the pool.
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Arts Open - Meet the Makers

Pictured here outside Dig are two local Newstead artists, Roger McKindley and Karen Pierce with the vibrantly painted ‘Arts Open’ door, heralding the opening of more than 30 studios and galleries throughout the Castlemaine district and ESPECIALLY here in Newstead !

Painters, ceramicists, jewellers, sculptors, print-makers are some of the many and varied artists of our wider community who will share their work and workspaces over the last weekend in April.

Newstead Swap Meet - 25-26 February 2012

Introducing the first annual Newstead Automotive Swap Meet, taking place on Saturday the 25th & Sunday the 26th of February 2012 (last weekend in February).

The Swap Meet will be held at the Newstead Racecourse, on the same site as the Chopped Rod & Custom festival in Central Victoria.


Community Garden Dinner - 10 March 2012

The Shared Table - a celebratory harvest dinner held under the stars - is the theme of this year's our Community Garden Dinner.

We are very fortunate to have chef, Charlotte Duckett, who has again devised a delicious menu.

Charlotte, who has cooked in restaurants in London and Hong Kong, trained with Stephanie Alexander and also worked as sous chef with Karen Martini at St Kilda’s highly lauded The George Melbourne Wine Room before running her own restaurant, Gourlay’s in Malvern.

Bank to Launch 2012 Grants Program

Does your group need a grant?

The Maldon & District Community Bank will launch its grants program at an information evening later this month.

Community groups are invited to the Maldon Community Centre on Monday, February 27th at 7pm to learn how to apply for a bank grant.

The information evening is designed to provide community groups with all the information they need to lodge an application for the bank‘s 2012 community grants round.

Newstead Preschool - Taking Enrolments for 3 year old kinder now.

Newstead Preschool provides a creative, nurturing learning environment using a play-based program.
While maintaining a small cohort, Newstead Preschool is offering a Three Year Old Pre-Kinder session,
commencing from Term 2 (16th April).

The pre-kinder session will run on a Tuesday, places are limited and enrolments are being accepted now.
For more information, please contact Jo on 5476 2688 (From 3rd February).
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January Produce Exchange

First Produce Exchange of the year was held the first weekend of January. Christmas had been dispensed with, 2011 had gone... The New Year was welcomed in and making itself at home already! So there we were, relaxedly exchanging on the Red Store verandah, as usual!

Upgrade to Newstead Tankers and other News

The safety of fire-fighters is the top priority for the CFA. The two Newstead tankers have recently been upgraded to help protect crew and vehicles in the event they are trapped in a fire. The tankers have been fitted with units to spray water over the cabin and crew areas at the height of the fire. Reflective curtains have also been fitted to the cabin and crew areas to provide additional protection from radiant heat. Brigade members will be trained in operation of the new safety equipment during
the next month.

CFA Turnouts

At the Waterhole

The best places to see birds at this time of year usually involve water. Even a tiny bush dam will reward a patient observer; species that are often very difficult to observe in other situations can be seen at close quarters. Early morning and approaching dusk on hot days are the best
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