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Sculpture - Up-cycled and found objects

Saturday 5 - Sunday 6 May
With Local Artist NEIL ELLIOT
This two-day workshop hosted by Nest Australian Design Studio, Darlington will guide you through basic woodworking and metalworking techniques using up-cycled and found objects. Learn to operate basic hand-held power tools safely, and how to apply your newly acquired skills to your sculpture.

KSP Writers' Centre - Annual Open Day

Sunday 6 May
KSP’s Annual Open Day offers guided tours, sausage sizzle, Harry Potter sorting stall and treasure hunt for young and old alike, KSP café, pop-up bookstore, heritage cuttings, tombola, prose and poetry performances and plenty of information about KSP’s services and upcoming events. Free entry. 11am-3pm. Visit website here to find out more. 
This event is brought to you in conjunction with the 2018 Australian Heritage Festival with support from the Shire of Mundaring. Tel: 9294 1872. Katharine Susannah Prichard Writers Centre, 11 Old York Road, Greenmount

AromaTouch Hand Massage at Cafe Mojo Mundaring

Monday 7 May & Monday 21 May
Call into Cafe Mojo Mundaring to enjoy a relaxing 5-10 minute hand massage from Bec of Winterlight Wellbeing, in Mojo's magical garden. If you like you can learn the basic hand massage. Take home a small sample of oil so you can share with your family and friends.
From 9.30am, Cafe Mojo Mundaring, 16 Craig St, Mundaring Tel: 0433 252 037 View Facebook event here.

Munda Biddi Trail - Trip Planning evening

Friday 11 May
Ever wanted to know what bike set up and gear you need to take to ride the Munda Biddi Trail? Come along to this evening and find out from people who have ridden the trail. Munda Biddi has partnered with Cycles Bespoke to host this event. Cycles Bespoke has a great shop with lots of goodies for bike packing. Event starts 7pm, Mundaring Hall, Jacoby St, Mundaring. Tel: 6336 9699. Book on line here.

Free entry to No 1 Pump Station (museum) Mundaring Weir

Through to Sunday 20 May
As part of the Australian Heritage Festival 2018 enjoy FREE entry to the museum at No 1 Pump Station during weekends throughout the festival. The museum sits at the foot of beautiful Mundaring Weir. Learn about CY O'Connor's audacious scheme to pump water 560km inland. Mundaring Weir Precinct. Enquiries T: 9295 2455. See event details here.

Explore the new Mundaring Weir Interpretation Precinct and check out the new visitors’ viewing platform and northern half of the Mundaring Weir walkway. This work was undertaken as part of a major upgrade to the historic dam.

Bike Hire Service - electric and standard bikes now available!

Fancy a ride around Lake Leschenaultia, or one of the many bike trails in Mundaring and surrounds, such as the Railway Reserves Heritage Trail (recognised as one of WA's Top Trails)? Well, now you can enjoy the experience of riding in the Perth Hills without putting in the 'hard yards'!  Hire an electric bike from Camp Leschenaultia (located opposite Lake Leschenaultia, Rosedale Rd, Chidlow). Prices start from $20/hr. Standard bikes also available. Can also deliver the bike to you. 
Tel: Paul 0409 104 817

Perth Hills Artisan Markets

Saturday 12 May
The Perth Hills Artisan Markets is the place to find gorgeous local work, from the crafters to the makers, the local produce, the jam masters, the sweet treat makers, the artists, the creatives, olive oil producers and more, the place to hear local musicians, buskers, indulge in delicious food and have a fabulous day out!

This is the second of these amazing artisan markets, and this one just for you, as we all know we often forget Mum till the day before, so head on down and browse the 70+ stalls, choose a special present just for Mum.  View event on Facebook here.
9.30am-3pm Norris Park, Stoneville.

Celebrate Mother's Day in the Heart of the Perth Hills

Sunday 13 May
Why not treat your mum to breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner in the beautiful surrounds of the Perth Hills this Mother’s Day. Take her on a meandering drive down scenic back roads, stopping off along the way to browse the local galleries, wineries, markets or museums.

Click here to view our special
Mother's Day edition, which is packed with great ideas on ways you can spoil Mum!  

KSP Writers' Centre - Retro 80's Literary Dinner

Tuesday 15 May 
Get your biggest perm and bluest eyeshadow on and join the special 80s themed literary dinner. Sip white wine spritzers on the verandah, then enjoy three retro courses and readings from KSP Established Writer-in-Residence Kaaron Warren, whose most recent novel, The Grief Hole, won a Canberra Critic’s Circle Award for Fiction, a Ditmar Award, the Australian Shadows Award and the Aurealis Award. BYO drinks 6pm-9.30pm. See Facebook here.

Mundaring Folk 'N' Blues Club

Friday 18 May
On the third Friday of every month, the Mundaring Folk 'n' Blues Club presents a wide variety of music, nominally in the "folk and blues" genre, but there is a wide variety of music, played LIVE. Entry $10 (sometimes higher for special acts).

This month they have a huge night lined up, with four great acts taking the stage. The Sports Club run a bar and there is often a home cooked meal. Doors open 7pm. Mundaring Sporting Club, Coolgardie St. Mundaring. Visit website.

Chidlow Hall Village Markets

Saturday 19 May
Browse the beautiful range of local, handmade crafts, artworks, giftware, skincare, homemade jams, chutneys, cakes and other delicious goodies, plus there's locally grown fruit and veg, plants and more!
Markets open from 9am-1pm.

Chidlow Hall, Old Northam Rd, Chidlow. Tel: Irene on 0427 772 712, or view Facebook event for more information.

Hill's Fabric & Craft Destash

Saturday 19 May
This event is perfect for sewists and artisans who need to de-stash their sewing, crafting and scrapbooking supplies!

Clear out that excess fabric, beading, patterns, machines, wool, quilting goodies, scrapbooking supplies and craft surplus all at one amazing venue, with the most amazing sellers and buyers all in one place.  $2 entry. 9.30am-2pm.
View Facebook event page here
The Connection Centre, 1470 Stoneville Rd, Stoneville

Parkerville Tavern - May Sunday Sessions

The beautifully restored “Parky” is ideal for families, with great outdoor spaces and a playground for the kids, plus an awesome line up of live, local music between 3pm-6pm every Sunday.
Sunday 6 May: Brett Hardwick Band
Sunday 13 May: Bernadine Duo (see Mother's Day event)
Sunday 20 May: Nathan Gaunt Duo
Sunday 27 May: The Jeanie Proude Duo
6-18 Owen Rd, Parkerville. Tel: 9295 4500 or visit Facebook for more details.

Over the (20 mile) Limit - The origin of the Sunday Session

Through to Sunday 20 May
From 1922 to 1970, many Perth residents travelled to the Hills on a Sunday afternoon to enjoy the beautiful bush landscape, as well as to visit local hotels and pubs. Why? While all licensed venues in the metropolitan area were closed on Sundays, hotels and pubs more than 20 miles from the Perth Town Hall could open on Sunday afternoons and serve alcohol to ‘travellers’.

Using the Mundaring Hills Historical Society's downloadable map visit the historical hotels and pubs located in the Perth Hills and learn about the history of these buildings, as well as the origin of the 'Sunday Session'. Hard copies of the map are available from Mundaring Visitor Centre.

Check out the SPECIAL DEALS offered by several of the taverns along the route (only available during the festival) on presentation of the map (hard copy or from your phone). Conditions apply.
An Australian Heritage Festival 2018 event.

The Chidlow Tavern
Purchase any meal and get one of equal or lesser value at 50% off, on presentation of vouchers (available from Mundaring Visitor Centre).

Parkerville Tavern
One free piece of delicious cake when ordered with a hot drink.

John Forrest Tavern
10% discount on meals plus free ice cream for the kids with their meal.

Marloo Theatre presents The Anniversary

Through to Saturday 19 May
Written by Bill MacIlwraith and directed by Rob Warner, this comedy is set in South London in 1966 and is best known as the “mother-in-law-from-hell play”.

The Anniversary is a black comedy where the family matriarch binds her three sons to her with gifts, threats & ruthless exploitation of their weaknesses.

The Anniversary plays at 8pm April 27, 28, May 2, 4, 5, 9, 11, 12, 16, 18 and 19 with 2pm matinees April 29, May 6 and 13. Tickets are $22, $20 concession, $18 members. Marloo Theatre, 20 Marloo Rd, Greenmount. Tel. 6270 1465.  Book online here.

Spit in the Hills at The Chidlow Tavern

Saturday 26 May
This one is all about BBQ! Whether you're a fierce competitor going after the awesome prize pool, or a family looking for a fun day out in the hills, this event will have something for you!  Things kick off at 9am and prizes will be awarded to competitors in the evening. Stay the whole day and enjoy the festivities!
A competition licensed by KCBS.
Chidlow Tavern, thomas St, Chidlow. Tel: 9572 4154 

Mundaring Arts Centre - Current Exhibitions

Through to Sunday 27 May 2018 
Gallery 1 | Like Water 
Jo Darvall’s paintings reflect her interest in the work of Kathleen O’Connor; focussing on Kathleen’s connection to water, her homecoming to Fremantle from Paris after WWII, and the engineering feats of her father, CY O’Connor. 

Gallery 2 | Physical Mindfulness of Painting
Artist Harrison See explores a deeper appreciation for the physical act of painting. He aims to enhance the awareness and mindfulness of his movements by painting with weights, working in residence to create landscapes that respond to the Mundaring environment.
Mundaring Arts Centre, 7190 Great Eastern Highway, Mundaring.  Tel. 9295 3391.  View website here.

Darlington Chamber Music Series 2018 at Boya Community Centre

Sunday 27 May
Enjoy some of WA's finest musicians for an unforgettable afternoon, then stay and indulge in a sumptuous afternoon tea.

Concert 1 features the Mozart String Quintet with violist Ben Caddy joining the newly established string quartet.

Concert commences at 3pm. Boya Community Centre, Scott St, Boya  (as renovations are underway at Darlington Hall). Visit website.

Midland Tourist Park - Autumn special for caravanners!

Situated between the Swan Valley and Perth Hills, Midland Tourist Park is offering a special deal for those who love travelling with a caravan or a campervan: book a minimum 3 nights for a powered tourist van site and pay only $32/night (based on 2-guest occupancy). The special rate is valid for stays up to 21 nights until 31 May 2018.

Midland Tourist Park offers free WiFi, spa-swimming pool, BBQ area, recreation room and friendly relaxing environment.
6 Toodyay Rd, Middle Swan. Open Mon-Sun 8am–6pm. Visit website here.

Mundaring Weir Hotel - Sunday Sessions

The iconic Mundaring Weir Hotel provides the perfect laid-back atmosphere for a Sunday chill out. The traditional lamb spit roast is served every Sunday - carving and serving starts at around 3pm, and is served till 4pm. Live music from one of three resident folk bands, together with the spectacular backdrop of Beelu National Park makes this an extra special way to spend a Sunday in the Perth Hills. Mundaring Weir Precinct. Tel: 9295 1106 or visit website.

Mount Helena Tavern & Restaurant

The historic Mount Helena Tavern now has a NEW CHEF with a great NEW MENU!
Daily Food Specials include:
Mon $15 Porterhouse Steak
Tues $18 Chicken Parmi
Weds $12 Burgers
Thurs $15 Fish N Chips
Fri $22 Surf N Turf, bar snacks *Live Music*
Weekend Roast $20
Happy Hour 4.30pm-5.30pm everyday.
From Sat 19 May Live Music every Saturday 6pm-9pm
900 Keane St, Mt Helena. Tel: 9572 2121

The Mundaring Hotel

The Mundaring Hotel, located in the heart of Mundaring, overlooking Sculpture Park has live music every Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening.
The hotel has five areas including a lounge, bar, restaurant, outdoor patio and beer garden plus kids playground. Children's meals are only $2 on Monday, Tuesday and Saturday evenings, when purchased with a main, adult meal (not available on public holidays). View menu here.
Cnr Nichol and Jacoby Street, Mundaring. Tel: 9295 1006

Sawyers Valley Tavern

This historic tavern has recently received a major facelift and is looking terrific. Make time to call in and check it out for yourself. Enjoy great food, cold drinks in a family friendly atmosphere. They are open for lunch or dinner every day. There's a TAB, bar and bottle shop, a games room with arcade machines and board games (to keep the kids occupied), plus a large outdoor beer garden and live music every weekend.  View Facebook page to see their great deals! 
10860 Gt Eastern Highway, Sawyers Valley

Free courtesy bus service to local Hotel and Taverns

Mundaring Hotel 
The FREE courtesy bus operates on Fridays and Saturdays from 6pm until midnight within a 10km radius of the hotel.  Bookings required for pick up - no need to book for drop off.
Enquiries to Mundaring Hotel. Tel: 9295 1006

Sawyers Valley Tavern
FREE courtesy bus operates Friday and Saturday 6pm-midnight and Sunday Session 2pm-7pm. Tel: 6394 2486 to book.


Mount Helena Tavern & Restaurant
FREE Bus pick you up and take you home every Friday, Saturday Nights and Sunday afternoons. For more information call the Tavern. Tel: 9572 2121

Mundaring District Museum - Earth Watch Exhibition

Through to Tuesday 4 September    
Earth Watch: Mundaring's Geophysical Observatory
, tells the story of one of Western Australia's more interesting scientific sites. From 1959 until 2000 Mundaring's Geophysical Observatory played a significant role in gathering and disseminating magnetic, seismic, and ionospheric data for use in scientific research as well as for every-day and commercial purposes. 

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