What’s happening in Mount Victoria?

Feb
24
Sun
Bushcare Group in Mount Victoria @ Toll House, Mount Victoria
Feb 24 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Mount Victoria Bushcare

All welcome! Training is provided for new people by the BMCC Bushcare Officer.
 
Bushcare is for you if you like:
 
– Being in bushland,
– Meeting interesting people,
– Helping the local environment,
– Learning about the Blue Mountains.
 
A Bushcare Group will go out into their patch of bush each month, assess the existing vegetation, and try to strengthen and encourage it to expand. They do this by a process called Bush Regeneration, which involves the removal of exotic weeds. This allows native plants to germinate and flourish. They work as a team, expanding into new areas, but also consolidating achievements already gained.
 
This way a Bushcare Group makes net wins against the weeds, and with persistence can improve the natural and aesthetic values of their reserves. Other activities include stormwater control works, erosion control works, track maintenance and improvement, seed collection, plant propagation, public education, and other bushland management issues. For every hour council puts into the program the community puts in more than three. Over the last few years over 9,600 volunteer hours have been worked each year on Bushcare projects.
 
The Mount Victoria Bushcare Group usually meet at Fairy Bower Reserve on the 4th Sunday of the month but check with Marianne first, particularly if it’s your first time, as the care site sometimes changes or the meeting may be called off because of weather. Regular participants will also receive an email confirming times and meeting places each month. Wear a hat, sunscreen and closed in shoes and bring your morning tea. Tools are provided.
 
Contact details: Marianne Bate, 4787 1420 or bate@lisp.com.au

 

Image: Common Fringe Lily (Thysanotus tuberosus)
D Smith

 

Stan and Ollie – the Great Train Weekend Fundraiser screening @ Mount Vic Flicks
Feb 24 @ 1:10 pm – 4:00 pm

Join us for a special fundraiser screening of Stan and Ollie. There will be preshow entertainment including on-screen treats and resident theatre organist Wendy Hambly, lots of door prizes plus choctops and popcorn for everyone! Funds go towards this year’s Mt Victoria’s Great Train Weekend in May.

Stan and Ollie is a tribute to a pair of beloved entertainers and a moving look at the burdens and blessings of a creative bond. Laurel and Hardy, the world’s most famous comedy duo, attempt to reignite their film careers as they embark on what becomes their swan song – a gruelling theatre tour of post-war Britain.

Tickets are $22 and include a choctop or popcorn, with many great door prizes to be won!

Bookings recommended!

Doors open at 1:10pm.

Cast: John C. Reilly, Steve Coogan, Danny Huston, Shirley Henderson

Director: Jon S. Baird

Check out the trailer!

Feb
28
Thu
Mens Shed – Blackheath Area @ Blackheath Area Mens Shed
Feb 28 @ 9:30 am – 3:00 pm

Blackheath Area Men's Shed logo

“The Blackheath Area Men’s Shed has been established from within the Community to serve the men of the Blackheath Area.

The Blackheath Area Men’s Shed aims to foster the ideals of the Australian Men’s Shed Association, and is an affiliated shed within this Association.(www.mensshed.org)

In this formative stage, the shed is a blank canvas – able to develop into the shed the members need. Activities will be developed to match the skills and interests of the members.

Various items of equipment have already been donated and the shed is taking shape.”
http://www.bams.org.au/template.html

Mar
8
Fri
High Spirits – Fundraiser for the Great Train Weekend @ Closeburn House
Mar 8 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

High Spirits Fundraiser at Closeburn flyer

‘The Signalman’ by Matthew Harper
Renowned local actors Shane Porteous and Duncan Wass will present a radio play adaptation of a Charles Dickens short story & a few of their favourite poems.

‘Christine Wheeler and Friends’
Songs from Henry Lawson.

A complimentary light supper will be served during the interval.
Closeburn House is fully licenced and drinks can be purchased at the bar.

Bookings Essential

Tickets $35 each, and can be purchased at

All profits to
Great Train Weekend,
Sat 25 & Sun 26 May 2019

We urge you to support your local community event.

Mar
9
Sat
Drystone Walling Workshop
Mar 9 – Mar 10 all-day

The Mount Victoria Drystone Walling Workshop last October was so popular, some missed out, so Barry and Daniela Walsh are putting on another.

Master Drystone Walling Craftsman, Geoff Duggan, has agreed to run a workshop again at Barry and Daniela’s home in Mount Victoria on the weekend of 9th and 10th March 2019. As with last workshop, participants will learn how to build a solid stone wall, one metre high, six metres long – completely without mortar – relying instead only on friction and gravity, using techniques practiced in the British Isles over thousands of years.


Before getting their hands dirty working in stone, the sixteen participants at our last workshop were feted with an instructional video presentation and a Q&A session on the technical terms used in old stonemasonry, learning the meanings of such terms as “ha-ha walls”, “copes”, “cheeks”, “stiles”, “cripple holes”, “lunkies” and “smoots”. They also enjoyed pretty good food via two lunches and tea breaks over the two-day program.

Since the last workshop, which was Barry’s second, he has continued to work on the main wall section on their property and is close to finishing its full 22 metre length. It is not quite an obsession for him, but it is probably close.

If you are interested in participating you can get more information and register via the Trybooking website: https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=452352

Mar
24
Sun
Bushcare Group in Mount Victoria @ Toll House, Mount Victoria
Mar 24 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Mount Victoria Bushcare

All welcome! Training is provided for new people by the BMCC Bushcare Officer.
 
Bushcare is for you if you like:
 
– Being in bushland,
– Meeting interesting people,
– Helping the local environment,
– Learning about the Blue Mountains.
 
A Bushcare Group will go out into their patch of bush each month, assess the existing vegetation, and try to strengthen and encourage it to expand. They do this by a process called Bush Regeneration, which involves the removal of exotic weeds. This allows native plants to germinate and flourish. They work as a team, expanding into new areas, but also consolidating achievements already gained.
 
This way a Bushcare Group makes net wins against the weeds, and with persistence can improve the natural and aesthetic values of their reserves. Other activities include stormwater control works, erosion control works, track maintenance and improvement, seed collection, plant propagation, public education, and other bushland management issues. For every hour council puts into the program the community puts in more than three. Over the last few years over 9,600 volunteer hours have been worked each year on Bushcare projects.
 
The Mount Victoria Bushcare Group usually meet at Fairy Bower Reserve on the 4th Sunday of the month but check with Marianne first, particularly if it’s your first time, as the care site sometimes changes or the meeting may be called off because of weather. Regular participants will also receive an email confirming times and meeting places each month. Wear a hat, sunscreen and closed in shoes and bring your morning tea. Tools are provided.
 
Contact details: Marianne Bate, 4787 1420 or bate@lisp.com.au

 

Image: Common Fringe Lily (Thysanotus tuberosus)
D Smith

 

Apr
28
Sun
Bushcare Group in Mount Victoria @ Toll House, Mount Victoria
Apr 28 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Mount Victoria Bushcare

All welcome! Training is provided for new people by the BMCC Bushcare Officer.
 
Bushcare is for you if you like:
 
– Being in bushland,
– Meeting interesting people,
– Helping the local environment,
– Learning about the Blue Mountains.
 
A Bushcare Group will go out into their patch of bush each month, assess the existing vegetation, and try to strengthen and encourage it to expand. They do this by a process called Bush Regeneration, which involves the removal of exotic weeds. This allows native plants to germinate and flourish. They work as a team, expanding into new areas, but also consolidating achievements already gained.
 
This way a Bushcare Group makes net wins against the weeds, and with persistence can improve the natural and aesthetic values of their reserves. Other activities include stormwater control works, erosion control works, track maintenance and improvement, seed collection, plant propagation, public education, and other bushland management issues. For every hour council puts into the program the community puts in more than three. Over the last few years over 9,600 volunteer hours have been worked each year on Bushcare projects.
 
The Mount Victoria Bushcare Group usually meet at Fairy Bower Reserve on the 4th Sunday of the month but check with Marianne first, particularly if it’s your first time, as the care site sometimes changes or the meeting may be called off because of weather. Regular participants will also receive an email confirming times and meeting places each month. Wear a hat, sunscreen and closed in shoes and bring your morning tea. Tools are provided.
 
Contact details: Marianne Bate, 4787 1420 or bate@lisp.com.au

 

Image: Common Fringe Lily (Thysanotus tuberosus)
D Smith

 

May
25
Sat
Railway Museum Interactive Ghost Hunt @ Mount Victoria & District Historical Society Museum
May 25 @ 9:00 pm – 12:00 pm

Join Paranormal Pete for a one-off at The Great Train Weekend for some Ghostly adventures.
Creep back to Mount Victoria after dark for an Interactive Ghost Hunt of the Railway Museum – if you dare.

Your host Paranormal Pete has been educating & entertaining the public for 17 years & will take you on a hands-on Ghost Hunt to investigate the reports of Paranormal activity at the Museum.

Catch a glimpse of what life was like at the property, which played a significant part in the area’s industrial era. You may even meet one of the long dead for real.

As you tune into the phantom whispers of each building, ghost-hunting equipment will boost your already heightened senses. On the night guests will be supplied with the latest equipment along with full instruction on its use.

Ghost Hunting equipment included:

• Thermal imaging video cameras
• EMF meters
• Ovillus III
• REM-Pods
• Full spectrum cameras
• Night vision camera
• Laser grids
• Talker II
• Patrick Boo Buddy Bear

OR bring your own handheld equipment!

CONTACT PETE OR GLENNE TO BOOK YOUR SPOTS:

0247 512 622 or 0418 416 403

COST: $60 adults & child 12+

START TIME: 9pm to 11.59pm

MAXIMUM of 16 PEOPLE

PRICE INCLUDES:
* Interactive 3-hour Ghost Hunt
* Use of Ghost Hunting Equipment
* Museum entry

WHAT TO BRING:
Medications if required
Water
Sturdy footwear (no thongs, high heels)
Warm close, Lithgow is cold!
!!! TORCH for each person!!!

TO BOOK YOUR SPOT PHONE: PETE OR GLENNE:
*** 0247 512 622 OR 0418 416 403 ***

May
26
Sun
Bushcare Group in Mount Victoria @ Toll House, Mount Victoria
May 26 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Mount Victoria Bushcare

All welcome! Training is provided for new people by the BMCC Bushcare Officer.
 
Bushcare is for you if you like:
 
– Being in bushland,
– Meeting interesting people,
– Helping the local environment,
– Learning about the Blue Mountains.
 
A Bushcare Group will go out into their patch of bush each month, assess the existing vegetation, and try to strengthen and encourage it to expand. They do this by a process called Bush Regeneration, which involves the removal of exotic weeds. This allows native plants to germinate and flourish. They work as a team, expanding into new areas, but also consolidating achievements already gained.
 
This way a Bushcare Group makes net wins against the weeds, and with persistence can improve the natural and aesthetic values of their reserves. Other activities include stormwater control works, erosion control works, track maintenance and improvement, seed collection, plant propagation, public education, and other bushland management issues. For every hour council puts into the program the community puts in more than three. Over the last few years over 9,600 volunteer hours have been worked each year on Bushcare projects.
 
The Mount Victoria Bushcare Group usually meet at Fairy Bower Reserve on the 4th Sunday of the month but check with Marianne first, particularly if it’s your first time, as the care site sometimes changes or the meeting may be called off because of weather. Regular participants will also receive an email confirming times and meeting places each month. Wear a hat, sunscreen and closed in shoes and bring your morning tea. Tools are provided.
 
Contact details: Marianne Bate, 4787 1420 or bate@lisp.com.au

 

Image: Common Fringe Lily (Thysanotus tuberosus)
D Smith

 

Jun
23
Sun
Bushcare Group in Mount Victoria @ Toll House, Mount Victoria
Jun 23 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Mount Victoria Bushcare

All welcome! Training is provided for new people by the BMCC Bushcare Officer.
 
Bushcare is for you if you like:
 
– Being in bushland,
– Meeting interesting people,
– Helping the local environment,
– Learning about the Blue Mountains.
 
A Bushcare Group will go out into their patch of bush each month, assess the existing vegetation, and try to strengthen and encourage it to expand. They do this by a process called Bush Regeneration, which involves the removal of exotic weeds. This allows native plants to germinate and flourish. They work as a team, expanding into new areas, but also consolidating achievements already gained.
 
This way a Bushcare Group makes net wins against the weeds, and with persistence can improve the natural and aesthetic values of their reserves. Other activities include stormwater control works, erosion control works, track maintenance and improvement, seed collection, plant propagation, public education, and other bushland management issues. For every hour council puts into the program the community puts in more than three. Over the last few years over 9,600 volunteer hours have been worked each year on Bushcare projects.
 
The Mount Victoria Bushcare Group usually meet at Fairy Bower Reserve on the 4th Sunday of the month but check with Marianne first, particularly if it’s your first time, as the care site sometimes changes or the meeting may be called off because of weather. Regular participants will also receive an email confirming times and meeting places each month. Wear a hat, sunscreen and closed in shoes and bring your morning tea. Tools are provided.
 
Contact details: Marianne Bate, 4787 1420 or bate@lisp.com.au

 

Image: Common Fringe Lily (Thysanotus tuberosus)
D Smith