Find out how to ride the Hi­malayas

Mansfield Courier - - WHAT’S ON -

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.

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.arts­mans­

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.

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