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Mundaring Arts Centre - Don't Jettison Everything

Friday 03 August through to Sunday 16 September
Gallery 1 | Don't Jettison Everything
The current trend towards fixing or reinventing, as a reaction to our throw away culture, acknowledges something that artists have always done, seeing the beauty in unexpected places. MAC celebrates the ingenuity of its members with an exhibition of works created from the discarded, the broken or the abandoned.

Open Tues-Fri 10am-5pm, Sat & Sun 11am-3pm. Closed Monday and Public Holidays. Mundaring Arts Centre, 7190 Great Eastern Highway, Mundaring.  Tel. 9295 3991.  View website.

Mundaring Arts Centre - Mundaring Environmental Art Project

Gallery 2 | Mundaring Environmental Art Project
Mundaring Arts Centre will come alive with school children’s artworks this month for the Mundaring Environmental Art project 2018. This annual environmental art project provides an opportunity for primary school children in the Shire of Mundaring to engage with local and global environmental issues and promote a positive message about the importance of protecting the planet.

Open Tues-Fri 10am-5pm, Sat & Sun 11am-3pm. Closed Monday and Public Holidays. Mundaring Arts Centre, 7190 Great Eastern Highway, Mundaring.  Tel. 9295 3991.  View website.

Live music at Malmalling Vineyard

Situated in a beautiful location adjacent to John Forrest National Park, Malmalling Vineyard is a boutique winery offering a range of wines and delicious lunches. Visit for Sunday lunch, or unwind with a glass of wine at one of the Friday Sundowners (which include complimentary nibbles and live music)

Friday 3 August: 6pm-8pm - Ben Graham Live music (Sundowner)
Sunday 12 August: 1pm-4pm - Jussy Roberts (Sunday Lunch)

Open 11am-5pm Fri-Sun. 6025 Beacon Rd, Parkerville. Visit Facebook

Nest Gallery - Basket Weaving Workshop

Saturday 4 August
Explore the ancient craft of basket weaving - take home your own functional work of art. In this workshop, you will learn techniques to build and shape your own unique vessel, using ethically sourced raffia and other natural fibres such as cotton & wool, allowing you to personalise your vessel. 10am-2pm. Nest Australian Design Studio, 20 Brook Rd, Darlington. Tel: 0412 025 893

The Chidlow Tavern - Horses Birthday Party!

Sunday 5 August
If you love horses, this is the party you won’t want to miss! Whether you ride, drive or walk to the Tavern, one thing's for sure - The Chidlow Tavern will be going pony mad celebrating all things equine, with market stalls and plenty of entertainment, so be quick to book your hitching rail! Entry is free (a small charge for some activities may apply). Starts 11am.  4 Thomas St. Chidlow. Tel: 9572 4154. View Facebook event here.

Mundaring Bicentennial Scholarship Trust Schools Concert

Thursday 9 August
Eastern Hills Senior High School will play host to some of the best musical talent from Eastern Hills SHS, Guildford Grammar School and Swan View SHS. 

This event is raising funds for the Robert Juniper Award for the Arts.

7pm Eastern Hills Music Auditorium, Keane St East, Mount Helena. Tickets cost $15 each or $10 concession and can be purchased online at www.trybooking.com/WIOT.

Sassafras - set to entertain at Mundaring Weir Hotel

Friday 10 August
SASSAFRAS returns to the Mundaring Weir Hotel with special guest multi-instrumentalist Steve Searle (clarinet, saxes, flute), alongside Jessie Gordon (voice), Lachlan Gear & Aaron Deacon (guitars) and Pete Jeavons (bass). Expect toe-tapping swing, breakneck gypsy classics, wistful french ballads and re-worked jazz standards in a vibrant and engaging mix of acoustic music, all performed with the dazzling virtuosity and passion that is intrinsic to the gypsy jazz tradition. Doors open 7pm. Book your tickets here.

Hills Fabric & Craft De-stash

Saturday 11 August
The Hills Fabric and Craft De-Stash is an event for sewists and artisans to clear out their cupboards, come together and de-stash sewing,crafting and even scrapbooking supplies. What a fun way to get together and learn about each other and about long lost skills. $2.00 entry. 9.30am-2pm

The Connection Centre, 1470 Stoneville Rd, Stoneville. View event on Facebook.

Short Street Kitchen - Made from Scratch Workshop

Saturday 11 August
Experience a relaxing and fun day in tranquil surrounds, and enjoy a workshop that is all about slowing down, getting back to simplicity and savouring the satisfaction and pride that accompanies creating wholesome food from scratch. Learn how to make some simple pantry staples and leave with the confidence to make them at home. 

Workshop runs 9.30am-3.30pm, Short Street Kitchen, Stoneville. Visit website

Mundaring Sunday Markets

Sunday 12 August
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. Markets run 9am-2pm, Nichol Street, Mundaring.

2018 Darlington Bush & Variety Walk Series

Sunday 12 August
John Forrest National Park - Eagle View Walk
This 15.5 km circuit walk around John Forrest National Park offers great views across the Swan Coastal Plain to Perth city and the ocean in the distance. The trail is a bushwalker’s delight, covering a variety of relatively pristine habitats, passing beautiful waterfalls. Walk commences at 9am. Cost is $5 (payable on the walking day). No pets, bikes or children under 12. Bookings and enquiries: Tel: Cliff Burns on 9299 6696.

Mundaring Folk 'N' Blues Club

Friday 17 August
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).

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 18 August
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!

When you've finished at the markets, hop across the road and check out the amazing collection of railway memorabilia at the historic Chidlow Tavern.

Markets are on from 9am-2pm at Chidlow Hall, Old Northam Rd. View Facebook event for more information.

Talk on Watheroo's Magnetic Observatory at Mundaring Museum

Saturday 18 August
Mundaring Geophysical Observatory was established in Mundaring in 1959 following the closure of WA’s first terrestrial observatory at Watheroo, near Moora. Originally set up in 1919 by the Carnegie Institution of Washington, the observatory was considered the best-equipped observatory in the Southern Hemisphere.

To find out more about this intriguing place, you are invited to a short talk presented by Dr Fiona Bush.Commences 3.30pm, Mundaring District Museum, The Old School, 7225 Gt Eastern H'way, Mundaring. For further info. Tel: MHHS 9295 0540. Image courtesy of Carnegie Institution of Washington

The Parkerville Tavern - Winter Warmer Saturday night session

Saturday 18 August
New to The Parkerville Tavern is 21 year old local boy Jax Morton, singer/songwriter from Perth. Jax plays a mix of genres ranging between roots, folk, electronic, alternative and indie. Jax has played in bands across the east coast, but he's hitting the stage solo this year, so head along to The Parky for an intimate, cosy Saturday Winter Warmer Session from 6pm by the fireplace! Visit Facebook event here.
The Parkerville Tavern, Owen Rd, Parkerville. Tel: 9295 4500.

Horror Murder Mystery Dinner at Mundaring Weir Hotel

Saturday 25 August

Mundaring Weir Hotel might just be the perfect setting for this Murder Mystery Dinner! Help your host track down the murderer in this intricate scenario. Add to the spooky atmosphere by dressing in a themed costume (ghost, ghoul, demon, vampire or any horror themed character!)

Enjoy a 3 course meal of winter favourites, interspersed with intrigue, murder, fun & laughter. Arrival time 7pm. Book your tickets here. Tel: 9295 1106. Cnr Hall Rd and Mundaring Weir Village Rd.

Spooky Stories Night at KSP Writers Centre

Saturday 25 August
The KSP Writers’ Centre in Greenmount is the perfect place for a winter Spooky Stories Night. The heritage-listed property is rumoured to be haunted by the ghosts of its former owners, Katharine Susannah Prichard, author, and Hugo Throssell VC, Gallipoli hero, who both passed away on the site. This popular annual event puts the ‘fun’ in fundraiser with marshmallow-roasting around the campfire, costume contest and face-painting, as well as the announcement of KSP’s 2018 Ghost Story Competition winners and readings of the winning stories. Advance bookings essential. Suitable for ages 6+. 
6pm-9pm, 11 Old York Road, Greenmount. More information here.

Darlington Bush & Variety Walk Series 2018

Sunday 26 August
John Forrest National Park/Glenbrook Dam
This 5.7km walk includes a variety of bush tracks and trails with a couple of steeper sections. A good level of fitness is required for this walk. Walk commences at 9am. Cost is $5 (payable on the walking day). No pets, bikes or children under 12.  For bookings and enquiries Tel: Cliff Burns on 9299 6696.

Bibbulmun Track - L plates Pub Plod (day walk)

Sunday 26 August
The perfect event for those new to bushwalking! A fun and informative 12km walk embracing the beautiful mixed jarrah forest. Learn about the world renowned Bibbulmun Track from experienced and fully trained guides. Not only will you get to enjoy time at one of the Bibbulmun Track campsites, this walk finishes at the walker's favourite local haunt, the Mundaring Weir Hotel. Duration 8.30am-approx. 2.30pm. Find out more here.

Darlington Chamber Music Winter Series 2018

Sunday 26 August
Join some of WA's finest musicians at this iconic Darlington venue for an afternoon of music.This month's program:

Grieg: Andante con moto in C minor (for Piano)
Beethoven: Piano Quartet No. 1 in E flat WoO 36
Brahms: Piano Quartet No. 2 in A major. Op 26

Concert starts 3pm, followed by afternoon tea. Darlington Hall, Owen Road, Darlington. Visit website.

Marloo Theatre presents One Act Season

Friday 31 August through to Saturday 8 September 
Enjoy four great one-act plays for the special price of just  $10. This year the "One Act" Season has two youth-driven one acts Nosedive Airlines (comedy), Teen Angel (drama) and two more mature plays to enjoy: The Day of the Moribund (drama) and Losing it (comedy). Find out more on Facebook.
Marloo Theatre, 20 Marloo Rd, Greenmount. Tel: 6270 1465

The Parkerville Tavern August Sunday Sessions

With cosy log fires inside and great outdoor spaces, plus an awesome line up of live music at their regular Sunday Sessions (3pm-6pm), the Parkerville Tavern has Sunday sorted!
5 August: Nathan Gaunt Duo  
12 August: Ben Graham
19 August: Craig Dunkling
26 August: Empire Acoustic
The kitchen and wood-fired pizza oven is open ALL DAY. Owen Rd, Parkerville. Tel: 9295 4500. Visit website.

Free courtesy bus service for 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

Midland Tourist Park - Winter special for caravanners

Midland Tourist Park is conveniently located to explore Perth Hills and the Swan Valley and is offering an amazing winter deal for caravans/ campervans.  Book a minimum 3 night stay on a powered tourist van site and pay a special rate $30/night (includes up to 2 guests). This rate is valid for stays up to 21 nights until 31 August 2018.  Midland Tourist Park is a dog-friendly caravan park and offers free WiFi, BBQ area, recreation room and laundry.  

Book direct on website or quote when booking. Open Mon-Sun 8am-6pm. Tel: 9274 3002. Midland Tourist Park, 6 Toodyay Rd, Middle Swan 

Mundaring District Museum - Earth Watch Exhibition

Through to Tuesday 4 September    
Earth Watch: Mundaring's Geophysical Observatory
, tells the story of one of WA'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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Mundaring Visitor Centre is open 7 days a week, Mon–Sat 9.30am–4pm and 10am–2.30pm Sundays and most Public Holidays.

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