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The Chidlow Tavern - Chidlow Log Chop and Spit in the Hills

Saturday 4 May
Come along to WA's BIGGEST one day Log Chop! It's seriously going to be HUGE with some of Australia's best axemen competing right before your very eyes! Find out all about this spectacular event on Facebook here.

Chidlow Tavern, 4 Thomas St, Chidlow.

Saturday 4 & Sunday 5 May
‘Spit in the Hills’ is joining forces with the Progressive Axemen’s Association WA and Honey Month to present an eclectic weekend featuring an international KCBS sanctioned BBQ contest, alongside the traditional wood chop competition, as well as a celebration of the noble honey bee, sideshow alley for the kids AND an artisan markets!

FREE ENTRY for spectators who have the chance to become judges in the Chidlow Choice award. Test your taste buds with the blind honey challenge, or prove your wood chopping skills on Sunday. View Facebook for more info.

Chidlow Hall Market Day - Pre-Mother's Day Special event

Sunday 5 May
Head along to this special Sunday markets in Chidlow to pick up a prezzie for Mother's Day and browse the beautiful range of local, handmade crafts, artworks, giftware, skincare, homemade jams, chutneys, cakes and other delicious goodies, plus locally grown fruit and veg, plants AND, just across the road at the Tavern the 'Spit in the Hills' event will be on. 
Looks like a trip to Chidlow is a must this month! 9am-3pm Chidlow Hall, Old Northam Road, Chidlow. View Facebook.

'Walking Wooroloo' - Mundaring Hills Historical Society

Sunday 5 May
'Walking Wooroloo' is part of the National Trust's Australian Heritage Month.

Join a local historian on a leisurely 1 km stroll around the Wooroloo town-site. As you walk, hear stories from the days when Wooroloo was an important stopping place on the Eastern Railway.

This 90 minute guided tour features visits to some of the local heritage buildings and sites, and the opportunity to view unique photographs relating to the Tuberculosis Sanatorium and Hospital. 10.30am-12pm.

Find out more about this and other National Trust Heritage Festival events here.

No. 1 Pump Station - Free entry at weekends until Sun 19 May!

The Australian Heritage Festival also offers you the opportunity to visit No.1 Pump Station at the foot of Mundaring Weir and learn about CY O’Connor’s audacious scheme to pump water 560km inland to the goldfields.

Open every Saturday and Sundays between 12pm-4pm. View information here.

Short Street Kitchen workshop - Wholefood Pantry Staples

Sunday 5 May
There's something wonderful about making your own food from scratch. Enjoy a relaxing and fun day at this glorious property that is all about slowing down, getting back to simplicity and savouring the satisfaction and pride that accompanies creating wholesome food from scratch. This workshop aims to help you to incorporate more wholefoods into your diet thereby reducing the consumption of processed and packaged foods. Many of the recipes can be made in bulk, then stored or frozen so you always have something wholesome and nourishing in the pantry. Workshop runs 9.30am-1pm. Find out more here.

Darlington Chamber Music 2019 Winter Series opener

Sunday 5 May
Join some of WA's finest musicians, Semra Lee-Smith (violin), Jon Tooby (cello) and Graeme Gilling (piano), 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.

Eastern Hills - Wildflower Society - Annual Plant Sale

Saturday 11 May
Whether you are a keen gardener looking for  an unusual plant, or you're just thinking about establishing a native garden, this is the place to buy your plants. This sale offers hundreds of local plants grown by local enthusiasts who will be on hand to offer lots of advice. In addition to plants, there will be seeds and books for sale. and you can enjoy a morning tea  on the verandah.

9am–2pm, Octagonal Hall, 52 McGlew St Glen Forrest. View more information here.

Marloo Theatre Presents Arsenic and Old Lace

Season Friday 3 May to Saturday 25 May
This play is a farcical black comedy revolving around the Brewster family, descended from the Mayflower settlers, but now composed of insane homicidal maniacs. The hero, Mortimer Brewster, is a drama critic who must deal with his crazy, homicidal family and local police in Brooklyn, New York, as he debates whether to go through with his recent promise to marry the woman he loves, Elaine Harper, who lives next door and is the daughter of the local minister.
Fri, Sat & Sun evenings 7.30pm, Sunday matinees 2pm.Marloo Theatre, 20 Marloo Road, Greenmount. Find out more here.

The Bay Tree Cafe, Tapas & Bistro - Mexican themed menu

The Bay Tree Cafe is now open every Saturday evening between 5.30pm-9pm, serving delicious tapas accompanied by classical piano. 

This month features a Mexican-inspired menu, which includes Chilli con questo, Chicken enchiladas and loaded nachos (vegan version available). BYO available.

Bookings are recommended. T: 9572 3883. Suite1/2 Memorial Avenue, Chidlow Visit Facebook.  Also open for Mother's Day!

Mundaring Arts Centre - new exhibitions opening Saturday 6 April

Running through to Sunday 19 May
Gallery 1 - Survival Fight or Flight
Using a variety of mediums, artists delve into issues that question our existence in a world fraught with challenges. An exciting exhibition evoking a juxtaposition of responses by recognised and mid-career artists Denise Brown, Peter Dailey, Bev Iles, David Small, Cathy Swioklo and Patricia Tarrant.  Open Tues to Fri 10am-5pm, Sat and Sun 11am-3pm. Closed Mondays and public holidays. Tel: 9295 3991 or visit website here

Mundaring Arts Centre Gallery 2 - Altered States

Running through to Sunday 19 May
Gallery 2 - Altered States
This new solo exhibition by Karen Prakhoff Rickman showcases Rickman’s ambiguous, evocative landscapes that sit between a place of beauty and an uneasy sense of encroaching darkness. With an interest in the way collective memory aids in establishing cultural and social belonging, Altered States explores the relationship between photography and memory. 
Open Tues to Fri 10am-5pm, Sat and Sun 11am-3pm. Closed Mon and public holidays. Tel: 9295 3991. See website here

Mother's Day 2019
Sunday 12 May

It's that time again; time to spoil your mum on her special day!
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.
There's just so many ways to spoil her in the Hills!

Mundaring Sunday Markets

Sunday 12 May
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

Mother's Day at The Wild Goose, Noble Falls Estate

Sunday 12 May
Spoil your mum with a full buffet breakfast (with a complimentary glass of sparkling mimosa for mum), or lunch from the Mother's Day menu, a tasting experience of Noble Falls Estate-grown wines, a pop up flower market and a visit to our soap factory.  Face painting, Old MacDonald's Farm, a Mother's Day raffle, and live music from Two Easy (12pm-3pm). Noble Falls Estate 2924 Toodyay Rd, Gidgegannup. View Facebook event.

Reflections Cafe at Lake Leschenaultia

Did you know, Reflections Cafe now has a variety of gluten friendly sweet treats available? 

The Cafe is open on Mother's Day, so why not drop by and give these tasty treats a try, or enjoy breakfast or lunch? No bookings taken. Click here to view menus.

Breakfast menu is available Saturdays and Sundays 8am-11am. Lunch: Fridays 10am-2pm, Saturdays and Sundays11am-2pm. 

Mundaring Weir Hotel - Mother's Day Breakfast Buffet

Sunday 12 May
Once again the iconic Mundaring Weir Hotel will be hosting a delicious Breakfast Buffet on Mother's Day. Great family-friendly pricing and choices for all tastes. Places available between 8am-11am. Bookings essential (can be made on-line), or by calling the venue. View Facebook here.

No booking required for lunch. Full menu available from 11:30am. Live music in the beer garden 1pm-4pm. Tel: 9295 1106.

The Parkerville Tavern

Sunday 12 May
The Parkerville Tavern has it all going on for a great Mother’s Day, with a FREE glass of bubbles on arrival for all mums and a FREE family photo booth. Plus there's a Mother's Day hamper to be won on the day!

Chef's special Roast Pork with all the trimmings, plus the a la carte weekend menu AND wood fired pizzas available all day from 10.30am. Live music from Funkoustic 3pm–6pm. No bookings. All tables are on a walk-in basis. Find out more here.

The Mundaring Hotel

Sunday 12 May
Treat Mum to a divine lunch or dinner with a complimentary glass of bubbles, or a Mother’s Day cocktail. Mother's Day Special Roast: Roast Beef, Roast Vegetables and Yorkshires available all day plus weekend a la carte menu and kids meals. Live Music from Trouvaille Duo 2pm - 5pm. View event on Facebook here.

Restaurant bookings essential. Tel: 9295 1006. Cnr Nichol & Jacoby St, Mundaring.

Mother's Day at The Ming (Chinese) Restaurant

Make Mum's day with a special lunch or dinner at The Ming Restaurant. Open 11:30am-2:30pm and 4:30pm-10pm.

The Ming Restaurant prides itself on serving quality dishes with fresh ingredients and sauces lovingly prepared daily. The Ming Restaurant is a family and kid friendly restaurant and is fully licensed. Bookings essential. T: 9295 6388 or 0499 990 168.
7545 Gt Eastern Highway, Mundaring

The Chidlow Tavern

Sunday 12 May
Celebrate your mum (and nan) this Mother's Day over lunch or dinner at the Chidlow Tavern (and leave the dishes to them!).
Celebrate the generations of mums that have shaped your family and enter the ‘Super-Mum Makeover’ door prize raffle. The lucky Mum will be pampered by Lenay Hair & Beauty (in Chidlow) with a back, neck & shoulder massage, Express facial, Deluxe hair treatment and Blow-dry. Plus shampoo & conditioner suited to their hair and Image Skincare Lip balm to take home.

Enjoy live music from Essence (12pm-3pm) while the little ones have fun in the crafts area, making a beautiful Mother’s Day card and/or a special certificate for the being the best mum ever!

Find  more about events at the Chidlow Tavern visit Facebook here (or book your table!) Chidlow Tavern, Thomas St, Chidlow. Tel: 9572 4154

Perth Hills Artisan Markets

Sunday 19 May
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 Norris Park, Stoneville. View on Facebook.

KSP Writers' Centre - 2019 Open Day

Sunday 19 May
The Australian Heritage Festival is here!

As part of the line-up of events, KSP Writers’ Centre invites you to a FREE annual open day event offering heritage guided tours, sausage sizzle, KSP café, pop-up bookstore with local author signings, prose and poetry performances and plenty of information about KSP’s services and upcoming events. 11am-3pm.

KSP Writers’ Centre is located at 11 Old York Road, Greenmount. Visit website here.

The Hills Choir Concert Program - Winter Concert 2019

Sunday 26 May
Join The Hills Choir for an afternoon of folk and traditional music at its Folk Songs and Lullabies winter concert. 

Adult tickets $20. Children (under 12) $5.  You can purchase advance tickets here or at the door. Tickets include a delicious post-concert afternoon tea. Concert commences 2.30pm.

Eastern Hills Senior High School (Music Auditorium), Keane St East, Mt Helena.

Noble Falls Estate - Wild Goose Cafe

Enjoy live music every Sunday from 12 noon to 3pm at The Wild Goose! Relax with a delicious meal and cold beverage whilst listening to the musician of the week! Visit the Wine Dungeon and sample delicious wines created from grapes grown on the property. Wild Goose Cafe, Noble Falls Estate, 2927 Toodyay Rd, Gidgegannup. Tel: 9574 6255.

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.
Sun 5 May: Johnny Law & The Pistol Packin'Daddies
Sun 12 May: Funkoustic (Mother's Day)
Sun 19 May: The Healys
Sun 26 May: Monty Cotton & The Threads
6-18 Owen Rd, Parkerville. Tel: 9295 4500 or visit Facebook for more details.

The Mundaring Hotel - New Winter Menu!

The Mundaring Hotel is a family-friendly restaurant, bar and beer garden located in the heart of Mundaring. NEW Winter Menu now out with heaps of homemade delicious dishes to warm the cockles. Plus ALL DAY Sunday Roast $25 (begins Sunday 5th May).

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

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.

900 Keane St, Mount Helena. Tel: 9572 2121

Mount Helena Tavern and Restaurant - Daily specials

$8 Swan & Coopers Pale Pints All day, every day

Porterhouse Steak, Chips & Salad - $15
Chicken Parmi - $18
Burgers - $12

Open every day for lunch and dinner

Fish N Chips - $15
Surf n Turf - $22

Weekend Roast - $20

A la carte menu available on Mother's Day (Sun 12 May). View menu here  Bookings: Tel: 9572 2121

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. Tel: 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. Tel: 9572 2121

Midland Tourist Park – Quality Accommodation and Caravan Sites near Perth Hills!

Midland Tourist Park is conveniently located to explore Perth Hills and the Swan Valley and offers a wide range of accommodation options from small en-suite rooms to large self-contained chalets as well as caravan sites and camping areas.

The Park offers free WiFi, spa-swimming pool, camp kitchen with BBQ area, recreation room and friendly relaxing environment. Book direct and benefit from available special offers including Mother’s Day 2019 Special.

Visit the Park’s website for details. Midland Tourist Park, 6 Toodyay Rd, Middle Swan 6056. Open Mon-Sun 8am –6pm.

Mundaring District Museum - Made in Mundaring exhibition

Throughout May
Exploring 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 present is acknowledged in the array of objects displayed and in the stories of the individuals who made them. Open Mon-Sat 9.30am-4pm, Sun & Public Hols 10am-2.30pm. Museum is co-located with the Mundaring Visitor Centre, 7225 Great Eastern Highway, Mundaring.

Follow Mundaring Visitor Centre on Facebook.

Mundaring Visitor Centre is open 7 days a week           Mon–Sat 9.30am–4pm       Sundays & most Public Holidays 10am–2.30pm

Mundaring Visitor Centre is proudly a Shire of Mundaring managed facility.

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