Find out how to ride the Himalayas
EVER wanted to know what it would be like to cycle the Himalayas?
Well, local couple Christine and Ross Hopkins have just done that, and incredibly, they did it with their two children in tow.
Recounting their stories of hardship and triumph, the couple will give a free talk at the Mansfield Produce Store on September 5 at 6.30pm.
The Manali – Leh Highway is the second highest pass in the world, and with five mountainous cuttings included in their trek, the Hopkins dealt with extremes of every kind, from sunburn to hypothermia.
A 30 minute film documenting the experience will also be shown on the night.
In keeping with the theme, Indian cuisine will be available for purchase.
Bookings are essential, phone 57791404.
Spring into Music Combined Concert with Mansfield and District (MAD) Orchestra, MAD Minors, and Local Vocals Choir. Nobian Place, Mansfield Primary School, 3pm. All welcome. Gold coin donation.
Arts Council of Mansfield, short story writing workshops at Mansfield library for adults. To book call 57752176. Cost $5. Workshop led by author Miriam Zolin.
Legacy Week in Mansfield, where volunteers will accept donations and sell uniformed bears. All funds help families of deceased and ex-servicemen.
Maindample CFA Plant Sale - adjacent the CFA Shed, Main St, Maindample from 9am to 2pm. Plants, seedlings, flowers, furniture, garden decorations and much more. Enquiries to Tracey on 0427 170297.
Tracey Bastin will be available at the McCormack funeral home each Wednesday from 10.30am to 12.30pm to discuss any funeral matter.
Relay For Life fundraiser - movie night for premiere of ‘StalkHer’ at Mansfield Armchair Cinema. Tickets from Courier office, Bonnie Doon Central or phone 0421 659734. $20 pp supper included.
Small business owners and new business starters can share in mentoring at the Small Business Bus next to the town clock from 10am to 4pm.
Goulburn Fishing Festival at the Eildon Community Centre, 10am until 5pm and fireworks at 7pm. For information, go to www.vic. gov.au/fishfest.
Locals Christine and Ross Hopkins cycled the second highest pass in the world in the Himalayas – and will talk on this experience at the Mansfield Produce Store at 6.30pm. Bookings essential, call 57791404.
Psychotherapist Liz Scarfe will speak on ‘Why weight’, focussing on why we put on weight in the first place. Mansfield Medical Clinic, 7.30pm.
Inaugural Mansfield One Act Play Festival. Entries close August 21. For information, conditions, entries, and season tickets ($25) to watch the festival online go to www.artsmansfield.com.au.
Mansfield Secondary College Fun run to raise money for Mansfield District Hospital. Two courses held at Maindample for 10am. Online bookings preferred; go to www.project109.weebly. com.