Feathers will fly in next Rubber Duck Regatta
Take up the challenge to walk or run on October 7
AFTER the success of the inaugural event in 2016 the King River and District Fishing Club will hold its second annual Rubber Duck Regatta in the King River at Gentle Annie in Whitfield on October 28.
And with a sell-out last time around, more rubber ducks have been released with 300 available for “adoption” this year by those interested in getting in on the hunt for the major prize valued at $500.
Club secretary Regina Crameri said a big day is planned for the family friendly event, which will include all kinds of different activities including casting competitions for adults and games for kids.
She said the club was delighted to have received a $1700 funding boost from the state government through its Stronger Fishing Club grants program, which will be used for further improvements of its club trailer and to purchase fishing gear.
“The event has also been sponsored by a lot of local businesses who have offered great prizes including a dinner voucher, wine and equipment including fishing rods and boots,” she said.
“It’s also our membership drive and everyone is welcome to come along, with anybody who signs up on the day being offered a year’s free membership.”
Ms Crameri said the club which recently celebrated its tenth anniversary is very much familyorientated, with a number of female members who enjoy their monthly fishing get-togethers and an annual trip away.
She said it was not only about fishing but about encouraging kids to get outdoors and explore.
“The kids have an absolute ball,” she said.
MEMBERS of Moyhu’s Passionate Palettes artists’ group who meet once a month at the King Valley Learning KIDS in the King Valley can enjoy some art and craft during the school holidays, by taking part in polymer clay workshops with Lyn Lewis being held at The Bower next to Whitty Café in Whitfield on October 4.
The session will run from 10am until 12 noon each day and is designed for children aged from seven to 12, with clay and all tools supplied.
Places are limited and bookings are essential, with details on cost available by visiting The Bower Whitfield on Facebook, or call Lyn on 5729 8383.
EDI Upper tennis club will hold a junior muster day at the Edi Upper courts on Thursday, October 5 from 10am.
For enquiries text June Uebergang on 0497 860 785.
A social hit-up for senior players will be held on Friday, October 6 from 6.30pm with more details available next week.
AFTER a successful run in 2016 the Myrrhee Community Hall will once again play host to ballroom dancing classes, with a four week program to run in October on October 9, 16, 23 and 30 from 7pm until 8.30pm.
Everyone is welcome and the cost is $50 per couple (for the four week program) hosted by Ann and Geoff, with childminding available on request and all proceeds contributing to the refurbishment of the hall.
Learn to waltz, foxtrot, rumba and more, with bookings via email to myrrheecommunity@ gmail.com or call Carol on 5729 7647.
THE King Valley Art Show (KVAS) committee will hold its 2017 annual general meeting at the Mountain View Hotel in Whitfield on Sunday, October 15 at 6pm.
Members of KVAS and all other interested parties are welcome with RSVP appreciated for seating purposes by contacting secretary Michael Ashby by October 13 via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0439 386 027.
A BLACK Pepper fashion parade will be held today from 1.30pm at Wareena Park Bowls Club.
Everyone is invited to come and see the fashions for spring and summer.
WANGARATTA Senior Citizens will hold their next gathering today at their clubrooms in Tara Court, off Ford Street.
The event will include a singalong, and all seniors are welcome to attend from 1.45pm.
SING Australia Wangaratta group meets tonight at Purbrick Hall from 7.30pm to 9.30pm.
Contact Marlene on 0417 454126 for details.
U3A Wangaratta welcomes those who love learning.
The group meets in room three at the Wangaratta Turf Club, for more information phone 0412 944644 or visit www.wangarattau3a.org.au.
WANGARATTA District Men’s Shed is open today from 10am to 4pm at Sam Perna Pavilion at the saleyards off Shanley Street in South Wangaratta.
For more information, phone 5722 4057.
NE Ukes offers the chance to play ukulele and sing each Wednesday night from 5.30pm at Pangerang House.
Informal and fun, beginners welcome, phone Peter on 5727 0501 or 0429 450003 for more information.
WANGARATTA Woodworkers are open every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 9am to 12 noon at 4F Evans Street, men and women welcome.
ALCOHOLICS Anonymous Wangaratta meetings are held tomorrow from 8pm at St Michael’s Church Hall, corner O’Leary and Appin Streets, and on Fridays from 12 noon at St Patrick’s Hall, back stage door.
PARKRUN is held every Saturday in Wangaratta, with 5km free timed runs from Apex Park from 8am.
Register at www.parkrun.com.au.
PASSIONATE Palettes meet at the King Valley Learning Exchange, 2533 Wangaratta-Whitfield Road, Moyhu on Saturday for a few hours’ painting.
Drop in or contact Sue on 5727 6327 or 0418 388414 or Nola Jones on 5727 9295 for details.
WANGARATTA Community Market, overseen by the Wangaratta Greyhound Racing Club and the 1st Yarrunga Scout Group, is held every Sunday at Avian Park Raceway in Newman Street from 7am.
With a variety of stalls (new stalls always welcome), plenty of carparking is available.
Contact Neville on 0427 215258 or follow the Facebook page for details.
TARRAWINGEE tennis day and community barbecue will be held on Sunday from 2pm at the Tarrawingee Hall, with the barbecue to kick off at 4pm (BYO meat and plate to share).
Email Damo at email@example.com for information or to RSVP (optional), or phone 0449 905554.
WANGARATTA Merriwa Ladies Probus Group will host a mystery trip on Thursday, October 19.
Leaving from the Olympic pool carpark in Swan Street at 8.30am, and arriving back at 5pm, the trip’s $62 cost includes two course lunch and sweets.
Bookings are essential - phone Fay Hayes on 5721 6791.
STRUGGLING with depression, anxiety, grief, relationship troubles, or coping with everyday life, or know someone who is?
Grow group meets weekly at Armstrong House (Anglicare), corner Ovens Street and The Close, on Mondays from 2pm, and Benalla’s Waminda Community House from 10.30am to offer peer support and use a proven program for mental wellness.
All welcome, no cost, phone 0448 052769 for more information.
BIG WINNER: Club members and friends including Jenene Weight and Kylie Ritchens were in the water to see the first duck cross the line in last year’s Rubber Duck Regatta.
“They have so much fun - and getting out in the fresh air and it’s so much better than being inside and in front of a computer screen all the time.”
The Rubber Duck Regatta will be held on Saturday, October 28 from 11am where there will be a barbecue and activities before the big race down the King River at 1.30pm.
Ducks are available for adoption from Gentle Annie Caravan Park, Whitfield and Moyhu general stores and the Tax Shop in Wangaratta for $5 per duck and punters can purchase as many as they like, until sold out.
To find out more about the club and its activities visit the King River and District Fishing Club on Facebook.
LOCAL families, teachers and students have been getting fit and active in preparation for the King Valley Kitchen Fun Run Walk which will be held at Lake William Hovell on Saturday, October 7.
But everyone can join in by gathering from 9.45am, with the fundraising walk to cover a course of either three or six kilometres and starting at 10.30am.
The Kitchen Garden Café will also be open on the day offering participants the chance to refuel with their choice of muffins, coffee, soup and a barbecue, with most items made as a part of the kitchen garden program.
Adult entry is $20 (earlybird online by visiting www. kingvalleychallenge.com) or $25 on the day cash only, with entry for kids under 15 by gold coin donation, and money raised going to support the cluster schools’ kitchen garden program. Exchange, will showcase their work as part of an exhibition being held at the Bright Art Gallery.
Participating artists include Kathy Ellem, Michelle Chibnall, Mary Ellis, Elaine Pallot, Nola Jones, Beatrice Anderson, Jan Paton and Janet Leith, with Kathy to give painting and drawing demonstrations on October 12 and 13.
The exhibition includes 49 paintings and it will open in the Enid West Gallery on Friday night at 6pm and will run until October 30.