Light up Gembrook
The Gembrook community is invited to join with the Gembrook Kindergarten community in a lantern parade, commencing at the Gembrook Skate Park and proceeding along the Main Street pathway to the Gembrook Kindergarten carpark for the winter solstice. Community members are welcome and encouraged to join in and all creative hand held lantern and lighting ideas welcomed. A sausage sizzle and light refreshments will be available at the kindergarten at the conclusion of the parade. We anticipate the weather will be quite cold and are planning to go ahead with wet weather plans in place, including “Drive-By Bangers” at Gembrook Pre-School if necessary.
Friday 25 June departing 6pm from the Gembrook Skate Park.
Ignite Youth Festival
Featuring such performers as The Valiants, Kitty Rae, Replacement Driver, Olivia Mae, and Rogerson, the
2022 youth festival is a fun activity for youths, with music, food, and more.
This event takes place on Saturday 25 June, from 4.30pm to 10pm, located at the Gemco Community Arts Centre, Emerald. Tickets cost $5, book now at eventbrite.com.au/e/ignite-youth-festival-2022-registration-351088183207
Creature is a 2D digital installation about the environment and our relationship with it. It presents a unique immersive and interactive experience of the Australian bush and is a wondrous play space for both young and old audiences to educate and rediscover their natural surroundings.
From Saturday 25 June to Sunday 10 July, located at the Cardinia Cultural Centre, the free experience allows you the option to go on a guided tour, or self-guided tour. For more
information, visit .cardinia.vic.gov.au/info/20035/arts_and_culture/1017/creature#section-2-performance-information-
Berwick Farmers Market
The Farmers Market at The Old Cheese Factory is held every second Saturday of the month. Come by for fresh, wholesome, and nutritious food and produce direct from the grower. There is farm fresh and organic seasonal fruit, vegetables, herbs and spices, breads, honey, olives, cheese, jams, condiments, and preserves, as well as a variety of animal products, such as eggs and free range lamb. Bring your own bags and trolleys. Run by the Berwick District Wood Workers Club to raise funds for the local community, with all proceeds going to their community programs.
Saturday 9 July, 8am to 12.30pm. Located at the old cheese factory, on 34 Homestead Road, Berwick.
Parents night out
Interact and make friends with other parents in the community. Join us for a Parents Night out at The Main Café and Bar in Berwick. Dinner at own cost. Hosted by Casey Asperger Syndrome Support, a non- profit organisation providing support for families.
Friday 24 June, 7pm to 10pm. Located at The Main Café Bar and Restaurant, 4-6 Wheeler Street, Berwick.
Windmill Theatre Company’s performance of ‘Jersey Boys’ regards the story of one of the most successful pop bands of musical history. From Thursday 23 June, to Sunday 26 June, at Bunjil Place, this performance is not one to miss out on.
Tickets cost $55. For more information and to book, visit
Brave New World
Experience the original 1980s Melbourne band, Brave New World, performing their own genuine tracks and an ensemble of selected covers, with a supporting band playing after 8pm
Friday 24 June, from 8pm to 11.30pm. Located at 85-87 Stoney Creek Road, Beaconsfield Upper.
Cost of entry $25, with booking required at trybooking.com/events/909105/sessions/3198672/sections/1630236/tickets
Rainbow book club
Make connections and sink your teeth into some good reads at the Rainbow Book Group. Join us every fourth Friday in a safe and welcoming space to discuss a set book or theme, with a focus on LGBTQIA+ characters and authors. Open to all members of the LGBTQIA+ community and their allies aged 15+.
Located at Bunjil Place, Friday 24 June, from 7pm to 8pm. Contact on 1800 577 548 to reserve a booking.
Pre-loved Lego sale
Lego loose parts and sets will be on sale at St Mark’s Church Hall in Emerald on Saturday 25 June. Brick built display.
Gold coin entry – 10am to 3pm.
Kelly Wilson’s Book Launch
You are warmly invited to join in the celebrations with local author Kelly Wilson. Come along and get your copies of Kelly’s latest novel plus Lady Lulu and Hudson Houdini picture story books. Delicious beverages and breakfast treats will be available.
Kelly will be launching her young adult novel Breathe Grace at the Upper Beaconsfield General Store on Sunday 26 June from 9am to 12pm.
A trivia night is being held by the Nephrotic Syndrome Foundation of Australia on Saturday 9 July at the Hills Bub in Emerald. Come and eat, drink, tease your brain and go in the running to win a holiday. The cost is $10 per person for tables of up to 10 people.
Doors open at 7pm and trivia will begin at 7.30pm. BYO food and drink.
Call Richard on 0403 036 814 or Lisa on 0434 215 235.
Rockabilly, Retro and Rock ‘n’ Roll, are rockin’ into the Pine Grove Hotel for an afternoon of ’50s and ’60s retro fashion, live music, dancing, delicious food and more. This event highlights and celebrates the ’50s and ’60s era and will relive the fun and the best of the era’s fashion, cars and music. All profits made from this fundraiser event will be used to hold a celebration for the Centennial of the Sacred Heart Church in Gembrook, on November 13.
To be held on Sunday 10 July from 1pm to 4pm at Pine Grove Hotel Upper Beaconsfield. Tickets at rockin_retro.eventbrite.com.au
Family Day in Officer
Officer City Soccer Club together with Pakenham Eels Rugby Club, Cardinia Gujarati Association and Gurudwara Siri Guru Nanak Darbar are hosting a FREE Family Day, proudly supported by Cardinia Shire. This event is being held to bring the local community together to participate in music, dancing, sporting activities, kids activities and raise awareness of support available. There will also be free sausage sizzle with coffee and tea. Everyone welcome!
Sunday 26 June 125 Bridge Road, Officer 11am to 2pm