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Discover Nature's Secrets on the Heritage Trail

Wednesday 2 October
Become a detective at this FREE school holiday workshop presented by EMRC's Bush Skills 4 Youth program.  Use your powers of observation to uncover clues to mysterious events that occurred over 100 years ago. Suited ages 8-15, accompanied by an adult. 9am-12pm. M.J. Morgan Reserve, Railway Parade, Glen Forrest. More info. here.
                        This event is supported by Shire of Mundaring

Nearer to Nature - Sunlit Spring school holiday activities

Keeping the children entertained during the holidays has never been so easy. Let the Nearer to Nature team captivate the kids with fun-filled activities designed especially to capture the imaginations of children.

The activities listed below are just a few of the events being held at the Perth Hills Discovery Centre, near Mundaring Weir. For a full list of activities throughout Perth visit the Nearer to Nature website.

Wednesday 2 October
Surviving the Aussie Outback
(ages 7-12) 10am-3.30pm
Saturday 5 October
Spring into Parks at Perth Hills
(ages 3+) 10am-1pm
Monday 7 October
The habitat tree (ages 3-6) 10am-11.30am
eCAMPology (ages 8-11) Mon 7 Oct 1pm  - Tues 8 Oct 3pm.

Forge Farm Riding School - Residential Horse Riding Camp

Tuesday 8 Oct & Wednesday 9 October
Join the fun on this 2 day camp including horse riding and horse related activities. No mobile phones or computers, simply living in the moment and enjoying nature, riding, good company and wholesome food. Activities will include riding, lessons, horse care, grooming, games, quizzes, bonfire. Suited to ages 9-16.
View Facebook event here.  

Forge Farm Riding School, Forge Drive, Chidlow. Tel: 9572 4445 or M: 0427 444 051

KSP Writers' Centre presents Potchnagoola

Saturday 5 October & Sunday 6 October
This unique one-act play written by David Helfgott's sister Louise, commemorates the incredible and tragic life of Katharine Susannah Prichard, and her extraordinary friendship with David Helfgott. It will be staged at her actual heritage-listed home in Greenmount. Suitable ages 15+. Visit website or Tel: 9294 1872 for more info.

Colours of Katharine Anniversary Commemoration

Sunday 6 October
FREE community event to mark the 50th anniversary since author Katharine Susannah Prichard passed away. Many activities are on offer: Complete the KSP treasure hunt to go into the draw to win a prize; Grab yourself a cup of tea or coffee and home-made cake at the KSP Café, or follow the smell of onions to the sausage sizzle stall for lunch. Visit KSP's website for a full schedule of events.

Darlington Chamber Music Series 2019

Sunday 6 October
2019 marks the 16th year of presenting world class chamber music in the wonderful setting of the Darlington Village. Join some of WA's finest musicians for an afternoon of beautiful music at the iconic Darlington Hall. View this month's program on the website here.
Concert starts 3pm. Darlington Hall, Owen Road, Darlington.

Bird Photography workshop at Lake Leschenaultia

Wednesday 9 October
FREE workshop with Dave Ditchburn Photography. Dave will share how he uses his photographic skills and knowledge to reveal his love of nature. Bring your camera and learn the basics of nature photography and the techniques of capturing amazing photos of water birds. Ages 12-16. 2.30pm-4.30pm. View Facebook event here.

This event is organised by Bush Skills 4 Youth, the EMRC and supported by Shire of Mundaring. Image courtesy of David Ditchburn.

Nature's Treasures at Lake Leschenaultia

Wednesday 9 October
Explore and discover the abundance of flowers and the animals that depend on these wildflowers during this FREE workshop.

Suitable for families with children aged 5-11 years. Parents are required to attend. Afternoon tea provided. 2.30pm-4.30pm. View Facebook event here. 
This event is organised by Bush Skills 4 Youth, the EMRC and supported by Shire of Mundaring.

          Image: Leschenaultia biloba @lennixnature (IG)

Six week Mountain Bike course with Artsportive

Starts Saturday 12 October and runs every Saturday morning for 6 weeks
A great opportunity to learn the nitty gritty of technical MTB riding with this six week small group course at Lake Leschenaultia.

Learn correct braking technique, keeping cadence, body position and separation, front and back wheel lifts and bunny hops by Level 2 PMBIA Tim Neve. 8.30am-11.30am. Booking essential.  Lake Leschenaultia, Rosedale Rd, Chidlow. Find out more here.

Short Street Kitchen - Raw Treats workshop

Saturday 12 October
Learn to make some beautiful refined sugar-free, dairy-free, gluten-free treats that are free from harmful preservatives and chemical additives. Learn the techniques of how to naturally flavour and sweeten raw foods.

Sample everything as you go along, take some goodies home and save some room for afternoon tea after a wander in the garden. 1pm-4.30pm. Learn more here. 

Wild West Murder Mystery Dinner at Mundaring Weir Hotel

Saturday 12 October
Enjoy a three course meal of Western favourites, served throughout a night of crime, chaos and laughter.

All cowboys & cowgirls, indians, law keepers, outlaws, saloon girls & madams are invited to join the Host to help unravel the story of the love affair, the baby swap and the sundown shootout. Dress in theme to add to the fun! View event on Facebook here.

Mundaring Weir Hotel, Cnr Hall & Mundaring Weir Rd, Mundaring

The Mundaring Hotel turns 120 years old

Saturday 12 October
Join the fun and celebrate 120 years of The Mundaring Hotel, as they take you back to an era of decadence, frivolity, naughtiness & freewheeling exuberance! That’s right folks; the 1920s are back! Get your glad rags on with the evening’s ‘optional’ dress code being ‘Gangsters & Molls’. Heaps of fun and action on the night as they showcase times gone by at the hotel. Plus live music from the fabulous Adam Hall & The Velvet Playboys! More here.

Jacqui Denton Kinesiology - "Taster" session

Saturday 12 October
Kinesiology combines centuries old traditional practices from eastern cultures with modern scientific western approaches to medicine. This combination makes kinesiology a unique and effective complementary therapy.

This ‘taster’ session will give you the opportunity to experience the benefits of Kinesiology. Tailored to meet your needs, you will leave feeling calm and relaxed. Bookings between 8.30am–11.30am. Sessions run at Mundaring Wellness Centre. Tel: 0439 720 207

Short Street Kitchen - Blueberry Masterclass

Sunday 13 October
Enjoy a Spring morning in the Perth Hills wandering through Short Street Kitchen's orchards and gardens and learning all about how to grow your own blueberries.  Blueberries thrive in pots, so you can grow this delicious superfood in your own garden, backyard or balcony, no matter how small it is! This workshop includes a delicious morning tea. 10am-12.30pm. Find out more here.

Ladies Triathlon 4 Beginners with Artsportive

Starts Sunday 13 October and runs every Sunday morning for 4 weeks
A great introduction into the world of triathlon for ladies who have always wanted to give it a go. This course focuses on everything you need to know to be ready to race your first triathlon at Triathlon Pink. 10.30am start at either Chidlow or the Bilgoman Aquatic Centre in Darlington. Find out more here.

Rotary Mundaring Sunday Markets

Sunday 13 October
Mundaring Sunday Markets has a great range of stalls, including seasonal fruit and veg, jewellery, scarves, bags, clothes, craft items, garden ornaments, plants, soap, honey, chutneys and preserves. Snap up a bargain, then enjoy a bite to eat at the Mundaring Hotel, just a few steps away. View info. on Facebook. Markets open 9am-2pm, Nichol Street, Mundaring

Mundaring Hills Open Studios celebrates 10 years!

Saturday 19 - Sunday 27 October
Celebrating its tenth year, with 49 artists exhibiting, this year's event will be run over two weeks. The Mundaring Hills Open Studio event provides a rare opportunity to experience the lives of our local artists and to gain an insight into their work environment, skills and methods.

The open studios will give you access to art work in an incredible range of mediums – from glass and ceramics to oil paint, water colours, textiles, wood and recycled metals and much more.

It's a great weekend to meet the artists and enjoy what the hills have to offer. 10am-4pm. Visit website here.

Chidlow Hall Market Day - Morning Markets - special time

Saturday 19 October
Browse the beautiful range of local crafts, artworks, giftware, skincare, homemade preserves and baked goodies, plus there's locally grown fruit and veg, plants and more!  When you finished scouting the stalls, hop over the road for a bite to eat and check out the amazing railway memorabilia at the historic Chidlow Tavern. 9am-2pm, Chidlow Hall, Old Northam Road, Chidlow. View event on Facebook.

Hills Fabric & Craft De-Stash

Saturday 19 October
Hills Fabric and Craft De-Stash is an event bringing sellers and buyers together all in one place. This event gives sewists, artisans, creatives, quilters, scrapbookers, knitters, beaders and painters a chance to clear out their cupboards, come together and "de-stash" excess supplies. 
Just $2 entry. 9.30am-2pm. The Connection Centre, Mundaring Church of Christ, 1470 Stoneville Rd, Mundaring. Visit Facebook here.

Perth Hills Artisan Markets - Spring event

Sunday 20 October
Perth Hills Artisan Markets is THE place to find gorgeous local work from local crafters, creatives and artists, local produce, jam masters, sweet treat makers, olive oil producers and more.

Enjoy music by local musicians, indulge in delicious food and have a fabulous day out! 9.30am-3pm.

Mundaring Christian College, 125 McDowell Loop, Parkerville. View event info on Facebook here.

Mundaring Arts Centre - October Exhibition program

Through to Sunday 27 October
Gallery 1 - Perigrinations of a Citizen Botanist
Part of the What on Earth project
Peregrinations of a Citizen Botanist examines Australia’s current relationship with the environment and presents an alternative view of history.
Gallery 2- Seeds, Pods and Pollen
Part of the What on Earth project
Seeds, Pods and Pollen presents a collection of plant and pollinator inspired artworks created by both children and adults.
Open Tues to Fri 10am-5pm, Sat and Sun 11am-3pm. Closed Mon and public holidays. T: 9295 3991 or visit website.

Mundaring Weir Hotel presents The Ten Sopranos

Friday 25 October
A masterful and stimulating concert with new vocal and symphonic harmonies, bringing to life the ABBA repertoire in a memorable concert!

You’ll be singing, dancing and simply enjoying what is undoubtedly the number one vocal interpretation of the ABBA songs in the world today.

The glorious melodies and harmonies are re-invigorated and given new life by the most powerful all-female group in Australia - The Ten Sopranos!

Gates open 5pm. Show starts 8pm. Mundaring Weir Hotel, Cnr Hall & Mundaring Weir Rd, Mundaring. Visit the website to find out more about this event.

Adults Only Halloween Costume Party at Chidlow Tavern

Sunday 26 October
Something creepy is brewing at Chidlow Tavern this Halloween and everyone's invited, but enter at your own risk!

Eat, drink and be scary is the order of the night - a little party never killed anyone!

Cast your beady eyes on their Facebook page to find more ghoolish details. 4 Thomas St, Chidlow. Tel: 9572 4154

Mount Helena Classic incorporating the Whim Festival and Hills Billy Cart Festival

Sunday 27 October
After last year's hugely succesful Hills Billy Cart Festival and the continuing popularity of the Mount Helena Whim Festival, these two events have now combined to bring you the Mount Helena Classic.

Sunday 27 October
This  fun-packed, FREE family day out has something for everyone, with a variety of live music performed on two stages throughout the day, a great range of stalls and food from gourmet to sausage sizzle PLUS all the race action!
Check the Mount Helena Classic website here for info.


9am-4pm, Pioneer Park, McVicar Place, Mount Helena

Parkerville Tavern - Sunday Sessions

The beautifully restored “Parky” is ideal for families with great line up of live, local music between 3pm-6pm every Sunday.

Sun 6 Oct: The Vibrolators
Sun 13 Oct: Empire blues
Sun 20 Oct: Funkoustic
Sun 27 Oct: Monty Cotton & The Threads
6-18 Owen Rd, Parkerville. Tel: 9295 4500 or visit Facebook for more details.

Sundays at the Goose

Relax with a delicious meal overlooking the rollng hills while listening to the musician of the week! Visit the Wine Dungeon and sample the Estate's home-grown wines.
The Goose is ideal for families with a great line up of live, local music between 12pm-3pm every Sunday. Keep an eye on their Facebook page to find out what's on the calendar for October.

Wild Goose, Noble Falls Estate, 2927 Toodyay Road, Gidgegannup. T:9574 6255

Mount Helena Tavern & Restaurant

Known locally as The Mounties, the historic Mount Helena Tavern was brought to life in 1902. The Tavern is a traditional Australiana-style pub with a country feel that appeals to families, with indoor and outdoor winter fires to keep you cosy and a large beer garden and kids playground. 

Live music Friday & Saturday nights. Visit Facebook here to check out what's coming up this month. 900 Keane St, Mount Helena. T: 9572 2121

The Mundaring Hotel

The Mundaring Hotel is a family-friendly restaurant, bar and beer garden located in the heart of Mundaring. Check out the new menus which will certainly have plenty to tantalise those tastebuds.

Regular LIVE MUSIC on Friday and Saturday 7.30pm-10.30pm. Check Facebook for full program. Cnr Nichol/Jacoby St, Mundaring.  T: 9295 1006

Free courtesy bus services - Mundaring Hotel

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. T: 9295 1006

Mount Helena Tavern

Mount Helena Tavern & Restaurant

LIVE MUSIC on Friday nights from 8:30pm. FREE BUS to pick you up and take you home every Friday, Saturday Nights and Sunday afternoons. For more information call the Tavern. T: 9572 2121

Bush Bounty - part of 'What on Earth'

Exhibition runs throughout October
‘Bush Bounty’ explores the many ways people, past and present, encountered West Australian flora.  From food and medicine, to decoration on clothing and domestic items, this exhibition celebrates how the State’s extraordinary botanical diversity has been utilised in the everyday and commonplace. 

Mon-Sat 9.30am-4pm, Sun 10am-2.30pm. Mundaring District Museum, Old School, 7225 Gt Eastern H'way, Mundaring. 
Emily Pelloe Illustration, from Charles Gardner & Emily Pelloe, Wildflowers of WA, 1938

BIG4 Perth Midland Tourist Park – Spring School Holidays Special

Bring your family, have some fun in Perth Hills or the Swan Valley this spring school holidays and stay at BIG4 Perth Midland Tourist Park close to these wonderful destinations. There are many family activities on offer in the area. 

Book to stay minimum 2 nights in selected accommodation or powered van sites at BIG4 Perth Midland and save with “Spring School Holidays” Special. Offer valid for stays from 27 Sep-13 Oct 2019.

Children up to 13y stay free in selected accommodation or half price on powered tourist van site with a paying adult. Direct bookings only. Book online on the Park’s website or Tel: 9274 3002. BIG4 Perth Midland Tourist Park, 6 Toodyay Rd, Middle Swan. Open Mon-Sun 8am–6pm.

Decades of Generations documentary premier

Thursday 7 November
Decades of Generations is a documentary made by 'Lost Mundaring & Surroundings' Owen Briffa.

In November 2018 Owen started to film past and present residents on their favourite memories and other topics relating everyday life in the Hills. The video recorded interviews have now been edited and made into a documentary featuring old photos and films of the Mundaring area.

This documentary is going to premier at Eastern Hills Senior High School Music Auditorium. 7pm-9pm. 

Bookings are essential.  Find out more about this event on Lost Mundaring & Surrounds Facebook page here.

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