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Spend time in the Perth Hills this Father's Day

Nearer to Nature - special Father's Day activity

Saturday 1 September (overnight)
Father's day condos for critters
Celebrate dad on this overnight camp at the Perth Hills Discovery Centre in the Mundaring Weir Precinct. Get up close with some insect loving lizards, enjoy a big dad breakfast and then get hands on building your own insect hotel to take home. 4.30pm-11.30am. Suitable age 5+. Bookings essential. Find out more about this and other activities in the Sunlit Spring school holiday program here

Father's Day... Sorted

♥️ The Parkerville Tavern is one place Dad will feel right at home and be treated like a king this Father's Day, whether he's an early riser, a lavish lunch fan, or a late snacker - they've got all bases covered! T:9295 4500

♥️ Show your Dad some love - shout him a meal at the Inn Mahogany Creek! Start the day with brekkie or bring Dad for lunch or a la carte dinner. T: 9295 1118

♥️ Chill out with Dad at Cafe Mojo Mundaring - Enjoy great coffee, tasty nibbles, and the gentle tunes of Andrew Richardson - a local classical guitarist, playing from 11am-1pm. T: 0433 252 037

♥️ Reflections Cafe at Lake Leschenaultia will be open for Breakfast and Lunch from 8am-2pm. Hire a canoe or SUP and take Dad for a paddle! T: 9290 6645 

Sunday 2 September

♥️ Head to The Chidlow Tavern to give your dad the chance of winning the amazing 'Thrill of Rally Driving' door prize give away! The little ones won't miss out either with the chance to roll up their sleeves and get crafty. Kitchen open from 11am-8.30pm. Table booking advised. T: 9572 4154

♥️ Dads rule at The Sawyers Valley Tavern Treat him to drink specials, live music and a chance to win a Dadpack. T: 6394 2486 to book your table.

♥️ Spots are filling fast at The Wild Goose Cafe! Live music, kid's face painting and Old MacDonald's Animal Farm (11am -2pm). Great breakfast buffet, or book for the special Father's Day lunch. Bookings T: 9574 6733

♥️ Take Dad to watch the Perth Mtb Club 2018 WAMBA XCO State Champsionships in one of the premier riding locations in WA - The Goat Farm Mountain Bike Park.  See more here.

Stand Up Paddle Boarding at Lake Leschenaultia

EVER wanted to try Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP)?

From the first weekend in September Lake Leschenaultia will be hiring SUP's as well as canoes, between 10am and 3pm on weekends, public holidays, and every day during the school holidays.

😍 Great news for those of us who would love to try the sport without having to buy our own equipment!!

Rosedale Road, Chidlow.  See 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)

Plus two more mature plays to enjoy:
The Day of the Moribund (drama)
Losing it (comedy)

Friday & Saturday evenings and Sunday matinee performances.

To book or find out more view Facebook.
Marloo Theatre, 20 Marloo Rd, Greenmount. Tel: 6270 1465

2018 Darlington Bush & Variety Walk Series

Sunday 2 September
Ledge to Ledge Mundaring (9.5km)
A good level of fitness is required for this somewhat longer and tougher bushwalk on both wide and narrow bush tracks, including some steep sections. Featuring local history and wildflowers. 

Walk commences at 9am. Arrive early to allow for pre-walk introduction. Cost is $5 (payable on the walking day). No pets, bikes or children under 12. Bookings and enquiries: Tel: Cliff Burns on 9299 6696.

Over the (20 mile) Limit - Pub Crawl

Saturday 8 September
The Perth Hills boasts so many historic and picturesque hotels and taverns, which have survived for the most part because of a 1922 relaxation on the ban on Sunday trading for hotels located over the (20 mile) limit from the Perth Town Hall.

Learn the history behind the Sunday Session in this ultimate bus/dinner tour hosted by Sunseekers Nudist Club. Tel: 9295 4346. View Facebook event here.

Short Street Kitchen - Made from Scratch Workshop

Sunday 9 September
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 to find out more.

Mundaring Sunday Markets

Sunday 9 September
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.

Perth Hills Artisan Markets

Saturday 15 September
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 Helena College, Bilgoman Rd, Glen Forrest. View Facebook event.

Chidlow Hall Village Markets

Saturday 15 September
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 run from 9am-3pm at Chidlow Hall, Old Northam Rd. View Facebook event for more information.

The Parkerville Tavern - Winter Warmer Saturday night session

Saturday 15 September
Spring may be on its way but The Parkerville Tavern is hosting another cosy live music Winter Warmer Session with some toe tapping jazz, rhythm & blues with Adam Hall & The Velvet Playboys Quartet 7pm-10pm. Visit Facebook event here.

The Parkerville Tavern, Owen Rd, Parkerville. Tel: 9295 4500

The Chidlow Tavern BBQ Festival

Saturday 15 & Sunday 16 September
Running off the back of the wildly fun Spit in the Hills competition the Tavern is excited to host the first, annual Chidlow BBQ Festival event for all lovers of BBQ and Competition!

More teams, more comp meats, more special classes, more BBQ's, more street vendors, more bands - MORE PRIZE MONEY!

  • WATCH - Live BBQ Demonstrations from the Kansas City Barbeque Society
  • EAT - Loads of BBQ Vendors across both days
  • DRINK - Pop into the tavern and grab a coldie
  • JUDGE - In the Chidlow Choice Competition (an additional fee applies)
  • LISTEN - To the live music from local bands competing in the Battle of the Bands competition
  • SHOP - With local street market vendors
  • CHILL- On the grass with friends and family and soak in the atmosphere around you.

This event is hosted by The Chidlow Tavern.  Event times Saturday 11am-6pm and Sunday 8am-6pm. View Facebook event here. 

Silver Tree Steiner School Spring Fair and Open Day 2018

Sunday 16 September
Set in 24 acres of beautiful bush land, enjoy live music, wholesome food, barista brewed coffee and stalls and activities for all. Spend quality time with your little one baking bread or watch the big kids run off energy on the bush obstacle course. Classrooms will be open to view the beautiful artwork and meet the passionate teachers. 10am-3pm. View Facebook event here. Tel: 9295 4787
Silver Tree Steiner School, 695 Roland Rd, Parkerville.

Forge Farm Riding School - Pony Camp

Tuesday 25 & Wednesday 26 September
Join in the fun on a two day camp, including horse riding and horse-themed activities. No mobile phones or computers - simply living in the moment and enjoying nature, riding, good company and wholesome food. Suitable for girls aged 13-16 years. Booking essential. Call Wendy for info.0427 444 051.

Nearer to Nature's Sunlit Spring school holiday activity program

Keep the kids entertained with the awesome spring holiday program put together by the team at N2N. Here's just a sample of the fantastic activities on offer:
Tuesday 25 September
Lovely lady beetles (ages 4-7)
Ramble with a ranger (ages 7-12)
Big kids campout - overnight (ages 7-12)
Wednesday 26 September
Baby bush birds (ages 4-7)
Sense-ational scavenger hunt (ages 7-12)
The above events will be held at Perth Hills Discovery Centre, Allen Rd, Mundaring Weir. For the full program or more information click here. Tel 9295 2244.

Painted panels for the Shire of Mundaring Christmas Tree

Thursday 27 September
Join artist Mary Ann Dawson and be a part of this exciting annual project. Get creative and paint one, or many, of the hundreds of canvas leaves that come together to form the Shire of Mundaring Christmas Tree.

Once painted the canvas strips are stapled to the large steel tree which stands proudly in front of the Shire Administration building to herald the start of the festival season.

10am-12pm or 1pm–3pm. Suitable for 8+ yrs.
FREE event, with materials supplied. Visit Mundaring Arts Centre website to find out more. Swan View Youth Centre, Salisbury Rd, Swan View.

KSP Writers Centre - School Holiday Press Club

Thursday 27 September
This edition of the KSP Press Club will have young writers (KSP cadets), aged between 12-18 years unleashing their creative minds under the guidance of a local award-winning author. Become a journalist or feature fiction writer for a day; all forms of writing are welcome! Not to mention there will be games and exercises, personalised Press Pass on lanyard plus lunch and snacks. Bookings essential via website or T:9294 1872. 9.30am-3.30pm.

The Parkerville Tavern September 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!
2 Sept: *Father's Day* Monty Cotton & The Threads 
9 Sept: Ben Graham Solo
16 Sept: Craig Dunkling
23 Sept: Monty Cotton & The Threads
30 Sept: Nathan Gaunt 

Queen’s Birthday Long Weekend Bonanza!
(Check FB page for more info coming shortly!)
Live music on both days:
Sunday 23 September: Monty Cotton & The Threads 3-6pm
Monday 24 September: Funkoustic 3-6pm

Sunday Roast / Drinks Specials / Kids Activities + Bouncy Castle & much more!
Meals and wood-fired pizza available ALL DAY. Owen Rd, Parkerville. Tel: 9295 4500. Visit website.

'What, a Tool' is a cross-community project involving local arts and cultural organisations working together to engage new audiences to investigate and celebrate our relationships with tools - past, present and future.

The project includes exhibitions, workshops, demonstrations and events with a vast array of historical tools, heritage crafts, new inventions and performances to ignite a love for the creations we make to solve the task at hand…

Mundaring Arts Centre - The distinct pleasures of tools

Opening 7pm - Friday 21 September

Twelve, successful mid-career artists examine their relationship with the tools they use on a daily basis as they create artworks, and the imagined tools that provide the answers to life, the universe and everything. View more details on Mundaring Arts Centre website.
Tel: 9295 3991. Open Tues to Fri 10am-5pm, Sat & Sun 11am-3pm
Closed Monday and Public Holidays.

Mundaring District Museum - Made in Mundaring exhibition

Opening 2pm - Saturday 22 September
This new temporary exhibition explores the many marvellous items that have been ‘Made in Mundaring’. From the granite slabs quarried at Mahogany Creek for the Perth GPO to the beautiful stained-glass windows made in Greenmount by Gowers & Brown, the range of building materials, foods, domestic objects, artworks, and inventions made locally is extraordinary. The labour and creativity of people in the past, and in the present, is acknowledged in the array of objects displayed, and in the stories of the individuals who made them. Museum open Mon-Sat 9.30am-4pm, Sun & public hols 10am-2.30pm. 

Instrumental Artist and Curatorial Talk

Sunday 23 September

Join curator Jude van der Merwe and exhibiting artists Tony Windberg, Phil Gamblen and Denise Pepper as they discuss their arts practice and the artworks they have created for 'Instrumental: The Distinct Pleasures of Tools' as part of the 'What a Tool' project. Suitable  for 14+ years.

12.30pm-1.30pm. Mundaring Arts Centre 7190 Great Eastern Hwy Corner of Nichol St Mundaring. Tel: 9295 3991.

Mundaring 'What a Tool' Open Day

Sunday 30 September
To celebrate the cross-community project What A Tool, come and be a part of an action-packed Open Day at Mundaring Hall, full of fun activities the whole family will enjoy. There will be activities for all ages to have a go and soak up the community atmosphere, with displays and demonstrations of tools and local history, workshops, live music, food and more. Visitors will be able to explore the many uses and applications of various tools, join in a workshop, watch artists transform the mundane to the magical using industry specific tools and explore how far technology has taken us. 11am-3pm
Mundaring Hall, Cnr Nichol/Jacoby St, Mundaring. More information: Mundaring Arts Centre T:9295 3991

D.I.Y. Earrings with Bethamy Linton

Sunday 30 September
Learn the "tools of the trade" with renowned WA silversmith and jeweller Bethamy Linton.

Create your own unique pair of textured and embellished earrings whilst learning roll-printing metal, cutting and assembling techniques. View event on Mundaring Arts Centre website here.

11am-1pm | Suitable for 14+ years.
Tel: 9295 3991.
Mundaring Hall Corner of Nichol and Jacoby St Mundaring

Cuttlebone Cast Treasure with Sarah Elson

Sunday 30 September

Learn the art of carving and casting to create your own wearable treasure. The remains of the magnificent cephalopod-the Cuttlefish provides a soft carve-able surface that will receive the heat of molten metal. Join artist Sarah Elson as she shares her passion for metal working and helps you see the potential for creating unique forms from the humble remains that she has collected at C.Y. O'Connor beach. Design, carve and pour your very own wearable sculpture. 12.30pm-3.30pm. Suitable for 14+ years. Materials supplied. Mundaring Hall Cnr Nichol/Jacoby St Mundaring

Fund raising for Clown Doctors at the Chidlow Tavern

Sunday 30 September
Guardians of Innocents has their annual children’s charity fundraiser, starting in Rockingham and finishing at the Chidlow Tavern. This year they are raising funds for the Clown Doctors Foundation.

Ride details:
Meeting at the rear carpark of the Rockingham Hotel, cnr of Rockingham Beach Road and Flinders Lane at 9.00am, for a 10.00am start.

Registration $15 / bike.

4 Thomas Street, Chidlow. Tel: 9572 4154.  See Facebook event.

Aunty Cath's Cafe, Helena Valley

Aunty Cath's Cafe in Helena Valley is a lovely spot for a light bite any day of the week, but on Tuesdays throughout September Cath is offering a little extra enticement. 

The café has been styled using reclaimed railway sleepers and pictures of the Zig Zag Railway kindly donated by the Kalamunda History Village. The reclaimed wood and polished timber counter recycled from a fallen Marri tree in Helena Valley make a stunning  showpiece and are in keeping with the heritage of Helena Valley.

Shop 3/164 Scott Street, Helena Valley. T: 9255 1999.  See Facebook

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

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