BOOK LAUNCH: A book celebrating Tasmanian Women in Agriculture will be launched statewide. Fiona Stocker’s A
Place in the Stockyard will be launched tonight from 6pm at the Scottsdale Art Gallery Cafe. On December 2, the event is on at Petrarch’s Bookshop in Launceston from 6pm; on Deecmber 9 the venue is Fullers Bookshop in Hobart from 5.30pm and on December 16 the launch is at Not Just Books in Burnie from 6pm.
FUNDRAISER: An open day at Strathmore historic gardens at Evandale on Sunday will raise funds for the Royal Flying Doctor Service. The day runs from 10am to 5pm at 868 Nile Rd, Evandale. Cost: $10 for adults, gold coin for kids. Details: Sue Gillon 6398 6213.
GARDENS WEEKEND: Country gardens are open to the public in Mole Creek Valley tomorrow and Sunday at Marakoopa, Blackwood Park, Wychwood and Old Wesleydale. There are also live music and art on the program, with gardens open 10am to 4pm both days. Cost: $8 per garden.
FEEL THE PULL: The Deloraine Tractor Pull event will be held from December 3-4 at Red Hills Memorial Park, Deloraine. Modified tractors from interstate will be taking part in the competition. Details: Gary 0439 611 898.
OPEN GARDEN: Blenheim Gallery and Garden at Longford is open until December 2, with the grounds abundant with roses, perennial plants and views to the Western Tiers. There is also an art exhibition featuring works by Stephen Lees, Philip Wolfhagen, Luke Wagner and others. 733 Cressy Rd, Longford, daily from 10.30am to 4pm. Cost: $8. Details: 0419 584 667.
WOMEN MEET: Tasmanian Women in Agriculture are seeking new members in the South. Those interested in joining a group, finding out more about TWiA or in networking with other women passionate about agriculture can enjoy a morning tea on December 8 at the Apple Shed, off Huon Hwy at Grove, from 10.30am. RSVP, details: email firstname.lastname@example.org.
DAIRY RESEARCH: The Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture’s Dairy Research Facility celebrating 35 years of research on December 7. The dairy team will provide updates on projects and guest speaker John Mulvany will cover tactics for tight times.
The day runs on December 7 from 10.30am to 4pm at 124 Nunns Road, Elliott, and includes free lunch. RSVP by December 5 to Lesley Irvine on 0428 880 287 or email lesley. email@example.com.
EXPLORE HISTORY: An exhibition sheds light on Jimmy Possum, a Tasmanian mystery with expertly crafted chairs the only clues. The display is at the Deloraine and Districts Folk Museum, 98-100 Emu Bay Rd, Deloraine. Details: 6362 5280.
PASTURE POINTERS: NRM South is supporting a workshop by Jason Lynch from Macquarie Franklin looking at challenges and opportunities from seasonal rainfall variation, irrigation, livestock markets and sustainably managing pastures. The workshop is an opportunity to discuss pasture production potential and utilising it in a variable climate. Details: email firstname.lastname@example.org.
CRAFTY GROUP: New members are welcome to the Happy Hookers group which meets every Monday to create textiles together. The British Hotel in Deloraine, 10am to noon. Refreshments $2. Details: Joanne Wild 6368 1373.
SHEEP WORKSHOP: Vaccination and drenching are the topics of a workshop aimed at hobby farmers. The day will be held at Huonville on December 20 at Clifton Farm, 121 Wilmot Rd, from 10am to 1pm. Details: email hhansen@ nrmsouth.org.au.