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Darlington Arts Festival 2019

Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 November
If you've never made it to this annual festival, then try your best to make some time this year, because there's going to be so much going on, including several new attractions to explore, such as the Sculptures in the Scarp exhibition (think Cottesloe but in among the trees) and the Community Wall Mural - Paint a Brick - where a design will be outlined on a brick wall and everyone will be invited to ‘paint-a-brick’ over the weekend. 

This year's Artisan Marketplace has over 100 stalls and the new layout will make doing all your Christmas shopping a pleasurable experience!  

The festival kicks off 10am on Saturday and runs through the weekend. Check out the festival Facebook page to find out all about what this year's festival has in store.

Mojo Makers hit the mark for Mundaring!

Congratulations to Cafe Mojo Mundaring for taking out a Telstra Business Award in the 2019 State Awards recently.

If you haven't visited this funky little cafe yet, be sure to check it out very soon.

Cafe Mojo has a beautiful garden, a kids play area, is pet friendly, and caters for GF, HFLC, coeliac and many other dietary requirements. Check out the menu here. Open 7 days 8.30am-4pm. Craig St, Mundaring.

Mundaring Arts Centre - November exhibition program

Opening Friday 01 November 
Gallery 1 - Surface Tension
Ceramic artists Stephanie Hammill and Andrea Vinkovic explore how clay transforms when interacting with other materials and echoes the journey of discovery, collaboration and skill sharing these senior practitioners have undertaken over the past two years. 

Gallery 2- Things with Wings
Explores the role of pollinators in ecosystems, with a focus on local native birds, bats and insects, school children from across the eastern region have explored the theme Things with Wings for the Mundaring Environmental Art Project.

Mundaring Arts Centre: Open Tues-Fri 10am-5pm, Sat and Sun 11am-3pm. Closed Mon and public holidays. T: 9295 3991 or visit website.

Mundaring Weir Hotel proudly presents - Dawn of the King Medieval Festival and Feast

Saturday 2 November
Join the King for a festive day and night of feasting to celebrate the overthrowing of the dread king at his castle at the Mundaring Weir Hotel. Watch the kings' knights do battle in full armour, experience what it feels like to try on the knights' armour, see and hold birds of prey and so much more! Let the kids battle with boffer swords and be guided by professionals to hone their skills. View the Dawn of the King website here.

Kookaburra Outdoor Cinema is back for 2019!

It's that time of the year again! Time to grab your picnic basket and blanket and head out to the Kookaburra Cinema for an evening of great entertainment under the stars. This month's season openers:-

Fri 1 Amazing Grace (PG)
Sat 2 & Sun 3: Once upon a time in Hollywood (MA15+)  
Fri 8 & Sat 9: Downton Abbey (PG)
Sun 10: The Farewell (PG)
Fri 15: Slam (MA15+)
Sat 16 & Sun 17: Ad Astra (M)
Fri 22 & Sat 23: Joker (MA15+)
Sun 24: Hustlers (MA15+)
Fri 29 & Sat 30: Suzi Q (CTC)

Gates open 6.30pm, show starts 7.45pm.
Cost $15 adults, children $10. Program details here

Malmalling Vineyard - Hidden gem in the Perth Hills

Tucked away in a beautiful bushland location adjacent to John Forrest National Park, Malmalling Vineyard is an award winning boutique winery offering delicious lunches and daily specials on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in a casual cafe setting, with live music every Sunday!

Malmalling produces small volumes of fine quality wine, including a multi-award winning selection of reds spanning a number of vintages.

Open for lunch on Friday, Saturday and Sunday 12pm-5pm. 3025 Beacon Road, Parkerville. Tel: 9295 5691. View Facebook.

Short Street Kitchen - Open Day

Sunday 3 November
A wonderful opportunity to get a taste of what is on offer at Short Street Kitchen. Learn about the various workshops they run throughout the year, browse the selection of low-tox items, gifts and books for sale, or simply enjoy the rambling gardens in all their spring glory.
11am: Making sauerkraut - the ultimate gut-loving ferment
1pm: Kombucha demonstration - see what all the fuss is about.
This is a FREE event. However please RSVP. Detailed info. will be sent to you after you register. Visit website for info.

The Parkerville Tavern

A day full of celebrations - that means bubbles, delicious food, prizes, live music and sweepstakes! Watch the race from one of the screens, before enjoying an exquisite 3-course meal with handmade canapés as entrée, a choice of mains, desserts, tea/coffee. There'll be prizes for best dressed Lady & Gent and Best Hat, plus music from The Josh Johnstone Duo from 2pm in the garden. $65pp. Doors open 10am. View event on Facebook here.

Parkerville Tavern, Owen Road, Parkerville. Bookings essential T:9295 4500

The Mundaring Hotel

Join in the fun and shenanigans at Mundaring Hotel. Sip on your complimentary bubbles while you study The Form, then place your bets at the on-premise TAB (opens 9am). Indulge in a sensational 3-course meal, plus there will be sweepstakes, mystery bets & prizes.  Kick back and relax with live music from the Table for Two Duo from 2pm. $65pp. Restaurant bookings essential. Walk-ins welcome for lounge bar & beer garden, with bar menu available.
View  event on Facebook here.
Mundaring Hotel, Cnr Nichol & Jacoby St, Mundaring. T: 9295 1006

The Chidlow Tavern

Book your table at the Tavern to watch the big race. Enjoy a complimentary glass of bubbles on arrival, followed by a delicious 3 course table d'hote menu.  Join in the sweep stakes and generally have fun! Main courses from $24. Doors open 11am. View event on Facebook here.

The Chidlow Tavern, 4 Thomas St, Chidlow. Bookings recommended. T: 9572 4154

Mount Helena Tavern

Saddle up and join the Melbourne Cup celebrations at Mount Helena Tavern. Be greeted with a glass of bubbles on arrival, then cheer on your top pick before enjoying a sumptuous three course menu for just $55pp. View event on Facebook here.

Mount Helena Tavern, 900 Keane Street,  Mount Helena. Bookings essential. T: 9572 2121

John Forrest Tavern

Head to the John Forrest Tavern to celebrate the Race that stops the Nation.  They're serving up a moreish Melbourne Cup menu this year, which includes a sharing plate (served to your table), then help yourself from the mouth-watering carvery buffet and selection of desserts - all for just $45pp. From 11am. John Forrest Tavern, Park Rd, John Forrest National Park, Hovea. Bookings essential. T: 9298 8297

Decades of Generations - Documentary premier

Thursday 7 November
Decades of Generations is a documentary made by 'Lost Mundaring & Surroundings' Owen Briffa. Last year Owen started to film past and present residents recounting their favourite memories relating to everyday life in the Hills. Take a trip down memory lane!  View Facebook event here.

Eastern Hills SHS Music Auditorium. 7-9pm Entry $5pp includes light refreshments. Pay at door (cash only). Seats are limited. Please call/text 0481 169 638. 

Soothe Your Soul with Jacqui Denton Kinesiology

Saturday 9 November
Jacqui Denton Kinesiology is partnering with The Shamanic Healing Way to bring you a morning of energy healing. Learn what kinesiology can do for you, plus a demo. and/or mini kinesiology sessions. Sound Samplers will include mini sound balances and a mini group session. Both modalities are unique, working with your body’s frequency.  Both will leave you feeling calm, centred and de-stressed. Mundaring Wellness Centre. More on Facebook.

Experience Lake Leschenaultia with the Hike Collective

Sunday 10 November
Join The Hike Collective for a 3km around beautiful Lake Leschenaultia.  This is a perfect introduction to hiking suited to the entire family.  The hike will take about 45 minutes to 1 hour. A great start to the day, that you can then spend at the lake with a BBQ or a visit to Reflections Cafe/kiosk.  Start time 9.30am. Find out more on Facebook here.

Rotary Mundaring Sunday Markets

Sunday 10 November
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

Marloo Theatre proudly presents Les Miserables

Opening Night - Friday 15 November
Set in early 19th-century France, Les Misérables is the story of Jean Valjean, a French peasant and his desire for redemption, after serving nineteen years in jail for stealing a loaf of bread for his sister's starving child. Valjean decides to break his parole and start his life anew after a bishop inspires him by a tremendous act of mercy, but he is relentlessly tracked down by a police inspector named Javert. Along the way, Valjean and a slew of characters are swept into a revolutionary period in France, where a group of young idealists attempt to overthrow the government at a street barricade.
Show times: Wed, Fri & Sat curtains up at 7.30pm. Sun matinees 2pm. Marloo Theatre, 20 Marloo Rd, Greenmount. Visit website

Mundaring Folk n Blues Club - final show for this year!

Friday 15 November
This month the Club welcomes WA's longest surviving and premier "shanty" team the larriking 7 member ensemble the FO'C'SLE FIRKINS bringing the memory of the bygone days of tall ships to life with their authentic, hardcore seafaring songs and work shanties.
Support acts include the trio "Chinwag" providing a more contemporary flavour with the keyboard, guitar and vocal harmonies of Derrick and Sue Nichols and harmonica of Russel Jenkins. 

Doors open 6.45pm. Entry $10. Mundaring Sporting Club. Coolgardie St, Mundaring. Bar/food available. Check out the website here

Mundaring Hills Historical Society presents a talk by Dr Lenore Layman

Saturday 16 November
You are invited to a floral-themed historical talk presented by Dr Lenore Layman, an Australian historian, now retired, who enjoys researching and writing about aspects of Western Australian history.

Lenore will talk about Margaret Forrest. Not only was she the wife of the powerful colonial and federal politician John Forrest, she was also a loving member of the large Hamersley and Forrest families, and, last but not least, a much admired wildflower artist. Starts 2pm. Mundaring Lesser Hall, Nichol St. Gold coin appreciated. View event on Facebook here.

Chidlow Hall Market Day - Twilight Markets

Saturday 16 November
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. 4pm-7pm, Chidlow Hall, Old Northam Road, Chidlow. View event on Facebook.

The Antiques Roadshow at Chidlow Tavern

Sunday 17 November
Celebrate the best of yesterday at The Chidlow Antiques Roadshow, with antique experts, local traditional craftsman giving demonstrations and talks. Learn about different hobbies and crafts from those who keep them alive. The tavern will be open all day for food and drinks and welcomes families. 10am-4pm. Chidlow Tavern, 4 Thomas St, Chidlow. View event on Facebook.

Short Street Kitchen - Gifts from the Heart workshop

Sunday 17 November
Put some LOVE into Christmas this year and make some gifts from the heart. Plenty of the gifts can be made quickly so you can create something special even if you are time poor.  Enjoy a relaxing and fun day out with your friends (BYO bubbles or wine if you wish), in a beautiful setting, creating healthy edible gifts or toxin-free body products for the non-foodies. Nourishing afternoon tea spread included. 10am-2pm. Find out more here.

Mundaring Arts Centre

Sunday 24 November
Join Surface Tension artist Andrea Vinkovic to hand build your own sculpture in clay. Andrea’s ceramic sculptures are inspired by microscopic images of pollens, planktons, molecules and natural structures. Her skill and love of this natural ancient material is sure to have you exploring your ideas in 3D.

Works will be glazed and fired by MAC technician (choice of clear or white) and available for collection 17 – 22 December.

12pm-3pm. Suitable for 12-20yrs. View event on Facebook here

BBQ Prawn Cook-Off at Chidlow Tavern

Sunday 24 November
Join the Freedom Riders at the Chidlow Tavern as they put the FUN back into FUNDRAISING. Enjoy live music, browse the markets for Christmas gifts, or just relax in the beer garden. Free entry for spectators. $20 entry fee per team competing (all monies donated to Perth Zoo). Chidlow Tavern, 4 Thomas St, Chidlow. View on Facebook here.

Parkerville Tavern - Sunday Sessions

The Parkerville Tavern is a lovely old family pub and restaurant in the heart of Perth Hills. Steeped in history, this double-storey federation style pub is a local favourite. The beautifully restored “Parky” is ideal for families with great line up of live, local music between 3pm-6pm every Sunday. Keep an eye on their Facebook page to find out what's on the calendar for this month.
6-18 Owen Rd, Parkerville. T: 9295 4500.

Sundays at the Goose

The Wild Goose is located within the grounds of Noble Falls Estate and offers a casual environment for wining, dining and relaxing in an amazing heritage-style building that overlooks a large lawn and lake. Visit the Wine Dungeon to sample the Estate's home-grown wines and select a tasty drop, then relax with a delicious meal overlooking the rolling hills.

Live, local music between 12pm-3pm every Sunday. Check out their Facebook page to find out more! 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, withits large beer garden and kids playground - perfect for relaxing through the lazy days of summer.

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. The hotel offers an extensive A La Carte Menu with top quality pub favourites as well as exquisite dishes from The Daily Specials Board, tapas bites and kids meals. Check out the menus here.

LIVE MUSIC on Friday and Saturday 7.30pm-10.30pm. Visit them on Facebook page. 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 exhibition at Mundaring District Museum

Exhibition runs throughout November
‘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

Head's up on 2019 Lake Lash Dash - Run, Hike, Walk or Ride

Sunday 01 December
Celebrate being a trail lady at Lake Leschenaultia with Perth Trails Series. This is an all ages event (yes, under 18's welcome), so bring the next generation of trail ladies along to experience the fun!

RUN, RIDE: 3km-6km-9km or more - You decide!

All kinds of prizes will be on offer including future event entries, massages, bubbles, chocolate and so much more! It's going to be heaps fun! Find out more about this event on Perth Trails website.

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