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Tuesday 3 to Sunday 8 October
Mount Buffalo Junior Ranger Spring BioQuest
Mount Buffalo National Park
Join Parks Victoria for the Spring BioQuest! Search for plants and animals and contribute what you see to keep our parks healthy. Great family fun, with prizes to be won. Download the QuestaGame app and register online to join.
Free
131 963 | questagame.com/junior-rangers

Friday 6 to Sunday 8 October
Spartan Trifecta
Pioneer Park, Bright
The Bright Spartan Trifecta weekend is an opportunity to earn 4 medals over 2 incredible days of racing. With a total vertical gain over the 2 days of more than 3,000 metres, this is one of the world’s most picturesque and challenging Spartan events. Choose from the 7km Sprint, 14km Super, 20km Beast, 42km Ultra Beast and 4hr Hurricane Heat and keep the kids busy with the Spartan Junior Race. Aroo!
www.spartanrace.com.au
 
Friday 6 & Saturday 7 October
Ginger & Tonic: For Love or Money
Bright Courthouse Theatre, Park Street, Bright
8.00pm start
The G&T girls are back and have big ideas to make big buck! Armed with killer harmonies, this girl gang is pitching in more ways than one, hoping to find success in this dog-eat-dog world.
Tickets $30/$25 per person
0418 564 768 | www.trybooking.com/QYZK
 
Saturday 7 October
FReeZA Push Start Battle of the Bands Regional Finals
Bright Community Centre, Railway Ave, Bright
1.00pm to 5.00pm
The FReeZA Push Start competition showcases the best young musicians from across North East Victoria, giving them the opportunity to perform, gain local exposure, and win their way to a spot on the Grand Final line up. The FReeZA Push Start competition features all styles of music, including bands, soloists, duos, hip hop artists, electronic acts, acoustic acts, etc. and supported by a professional headliner act. This is a free event for all ages and is drug/smoke/alcohol free.
0419 915 319 | www.facebook.com/alpineshire.ydo
 
Saturday 7 October
Show’n’Shine & Swap Meet
Myrtleford Showgrounds, Myrtleford-Yackandandah Rd
Gates open at 8.00am
This is the second annual event run by Myrtleford Rotary Club in conjunction with the Chopped and Changed Car Club. There will be a static display of custom and classic cars and trucks, a swap meet for car parts, motoring-related clothing and memorabilia, and competitions for 50's and 60's fashions and for the cars on display. There will also be live music, food and drinks and a speedway display.
www.choppedandchanged.com
 
Saturday 7 October
Mount Beauty Community Market
Hollond Street and Kiewa Crescent
9.00am to 2.00pm
Free entry
03 5754 4097

Saturday 7 & Sunday 8 October
Mount Hotham closing weekend
Mount Hotham Alpine Resort
From 8.30am
After a fantastic season of snowfall, come and celebrate the extended snow season in it's final days. Fun for the whole family!
www.mthotham.com.au/lift-passes/lift-pass-deals/extending.asp
 
Saturday 7, Saturday 14 & Saturday 21 October
Alpine Hotel Oktoberfest – Bavarian Music
Alpine Hotel Bright, 7-9 Anderson St, Bright
In conjunction with Bridge Road Brewers, the Alpine Hotel will be celebrating all things Bavarian with music, steins, specialty beer on tap and a mouth-watering menu to suit.
www.alpinehotelbright.com.au
 
Monday 9 October
Seniors Festival 2017 – Bingo at Bright Senior Citizens Centre
Bright Senior Citizens Centre, Cobden St, Bright
1.00pm start
Free, includes afternoon tea.
03 5750 1247 (Cath)
 
Tuesday 10 October
Seniors Festival 2017 – Cloud 9 Cinema presents: Voyage of the Southern Sun
Cloud 9 Cinema, Gavan St, Bright
10.30am start
Voyage of the Southern Sun is the story of Michael Smith’s around-the-world adventure in his tiny amphibious plane featuring stunning footage, tales from around the world, and insight into this record-breaking and award-winning voyage.
$15 for seniors included boxed morning tea. Bookings essential by 6 October.
03 5750 1581 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
Regular Events…
 
Every Monday, Friday and Saturday
Tour and tasting at Bright Brewery
$18 tour and tastings | $10 tour only
Discover the art and science of brewing beer and come behind the scenes for an intimate and in-depth tour of the brewery. 3.00pm start
03 5755 1301 | www.brightbrewery.com.au
 
Every Tuesday
Lego Club
Mount Beauty Library, Lakeside Ave
Suitable for children aged 6+. Use your imagination to create great lego. Starts at 3.30pm.
03 5754 4305
 
Every Tuesday
Bright U3A Cycling Group Ride
Meet on the Rail Trail at the Old Railway Station Museum
9.00am start
It’s free to join in, bring money for a coffee afterwards. Call John for information about the week’s ride.
0407 683 160
 
Every Tuesday and Wednesday
Emily Rose Yoga
Tuesday 7pm: Vinyasa Flow
Alpine Fitness Centre, Hawthorn Lane, Bright
Free for Alpine Fitness Centre members ($15 Casual Class price)
Wednesday 6.30pm: Vinyasa Flow
Wandiligong Public Hall, 462 Morses Creek Rd, Wandiligong
Only 5 minute drive from the centre of Bright
0431 423 442
 
Every Wednesday
Community Cuppa
Dumu Balcony Cafe, 4 Ireland Street, Bright
Come up and have a free cuppa to help out trainees.  Donations welcomed and tax deductible.
03 5755 1489 | www.dumubalconycafe.com.au
 
Every Thursday
Learn to Play Croquet
Bright Croquet Club, 10 Wood Street, Bright
Visitor fee $5
A mixture of chess, billiards and golf croquet - equipment supplied. 9:30am till 12noon
03 5750 1437
 
Every Thursday to Monday
Catch your own fish
Mountain Fresh Trout and Salmon Farm, 10 Stony Creek Road, Harrietville
With free entry and rods & bait provided, you only need to pay for what you catch. If you like fresh fish you cannot get any fresher! Bring the kids for a fun day out. Any fish caught will be cleaned for you, so all you have to do when you get home is cook it.
03 5759 2558 | www.mountainfreshtroutharrietville.com.au
 
Every Friday
Tour and tasting at Bright Chocolate Factory
Bright Chocolate Factory, 8/3 Riverside Ave, Bright
$10 per person
Learn about cacao and the bean to bar chocolate making process. Take a walk through the factory floor gaining an understanding for each stage of the chocolate making process. 2.00pm start
03 5750 1235 | www.brightchocolate.com.au
 
Every Friday
Bright U3A Scrabble Morning
U3A Rooms, Bright Community Centre, Railway Ave, Bright
03 5750 1555 (Rosemary)
 
Every Saturday
Running and Walking Club
Alpine Fitness Centre, Hawthorn Lane, Bright
Come for a run or walk at 8.00am followed by coffee and breakfast (please bring $$)
03 5750 1137
 
Every Saturday
Mount Beauty Parkrun
Foreshore Park, Lakeside Ave, Mount Beauty
Free, timed 5km runs. Enjoy the benefits of exercise and socialising on a weekly basis. 8.00am start.
www.parkrun.com.au/mountbeauty
 
Every Saturday
Myrtleford Indoor Market
150 Myrtle Street, Myrtleford
Free entry
9.00am – 1.30pm
0427 272 777
 
Every Saturday
Myrtleford Laughter Club
Myrtleford Neighbourhood Centre
1.00pm start
03 5752 2258 | www.laughwithus.com.au
 
Every Saturday
Live Music at the Alpine Hotel
Alpine Hotel, Bright
Free entry
03 5755 1366 | www.alpinehotelbright.com.au
 
Every Sunday
Live music at Bright Brewery
Free entry
2.00pm start
03 5755 1301 | www.brightbrewery.com.au
 
Every Sunday
Sunday Sessions at the Wandi (live music)
Mountain View Hotel (Wandi Pub)
Free entry
2.00pm start
www.thewandipub.com
 
Everyday
Kiewa Valley Historical Society Museum
Mount Beauty Information Centre, Kiewa Valley Highway
The Kiewa Valley Historical Society’s Museum has four permanent displays:
- The First Peoples of the Kiewa Valley and the Bogong High Plains
- Kiewa Valley Cattlemen and Women and their High Plains' Huts
- Cross Country Skiing on Mt Bogong and the High Plains
- The Kiewa Hydro Electric Scheme and the town it created - Mount Beauty
Additional rotating exhibitions will also feature throughout the year.
03 5755 0596 | www.visitmountbeauty.com.au/visitor-information-centre/
 
Hand feed European Red Deer, Goats, Chickens and Emus
Red Stag and Deer Farm, Hughes Lane, Eurobin
A great place for the kids - there are lots of deer and emu, ostriches, goats and chooks to see and hand feed. A wonderful experience for the whole family. Stop for lunch or a coffee at the café and enjoy the stunning surrounds.
03 5756 2365 | www.redstag.com.au
 
Every week
Tastings at Sweetwater Brewery
211 Kiewa Valley Hwy, Tawonga South
Friday - Sunday  1.00pm to 6.00pm
You can visit the Brewery and enjoy a selection of five Sweetwater Beers on tap, fresh from the on-site brewery.
03 5754 1881 | www.sweetwaterbrewing.com.au

Tour and Tasting at the Blizzard Brewery
Blizzard Brewing Company
5 Cattle Pen Drive, Dinner Plain
7 days - 12 noon to late
Similarly, while the Tap Room is closed until noon, we will usually be in the brew house - brewing, kegging, canning, and so on.  Give us a ring or knock on the door for packaged takeaways.
http://www.blizzardbrewing.com
Please contact us for our current tour schedule
0447 847 029


 

Update - Snow Time

BOOK ADINA LODGE DIRECT ; FOR YOUR BEST SNOW RATES : FREE TOBOGGANS AVAILABLE: 

Everyday - Discover the Snow this Winter @ Mount Buffalo Ski School

No entry fee, close to Bright, Family Friendly, Dingo Dell Cafe, transport options.
Cross Country Ski Lessons - $50 - 10:30am and 12:30pm
Scenic Snow Shoe Walks - $40 - 2:30pm  Saturday and 2:30pm Wednesday (school hols)
Cross Country Ski Lessons - $60 to $185 - 1.5 hrs to 6hrs
Scenic Snow Shoe - $60 to $185 - 1.5 hrs to 6hrs
Toboggan Hire - $15
Ph: 0419 280 614

Thursday to Saturday - Alpine Nature Experience
Wire Plain car park / Bus Stop 12 - meeting point - in front of the ski shelter
5:30pm
Ph: 0466 280 603
Guided adventure to the eco-village and fondue dinner
3 courses
The experience starts with an evening snowshoe walk through the mystic snow gums, to encapsulate a sense of remoteness and immerse oneself in the Australian alpine environment. Leaving at sunset from the Wire Plain shelter, the walk will weave its way to a hidden eco-village, where you’ll enjoy a delicious heart warming glass of Glühwein outside by the fire. You will then be invited into the Central tipi with a fireplace, where you will learn the secrets to making a traditional and mouth-watering French fondue, with cheese imported for the occasion from French Alpine farms. Snowshoe hire is included in the experience. In addition, Alpine Nature Experience has partnered with Hoys Ski Hire to provide special deals on snowshoes and equipment hire.  The fondue is part of a three course dinner supplied by Zirky’s.
Cost: $99 - Adults $75 Child (6yrs to 12 yrs) and dietary requirements - $10
http://alpinenatureexperience.com.au/bookings/


Everyday - Kiewa Valley Historical Society Museum
7 days a week 9 am - 5 pm at Mt Beauty Information Centre, Kiewa Valley Highway,
the Kiewa Valley Historical Society’s Museum has the following 4 permanent displays -
The First Peoples of the Kiewa Valley and the Bogong High Plains
Kiewa Valley Cattlemen and Women and their High Plains' Huts
Cross Country Skiing on Mt Bogong and the High Plains
The Kiewa Hydro Electric Scheme and the town it created - Mount Beauty
We also have additional rotating exhibitions.
Entry - Donation appreciated

Everyday - Hand feed European Red Deer, Goats, Chickens and Emus
Red Stag and Deer Farm
Hughes Lane Eurobin
Great place for kids - there are lots of deer and emu, ostriches, goats and chooks. The chickens are wondering around freely everywhere. All the other animals are safely enclosed.
Ph: (03) 5756 2365 
Fully Licensed & open daily from 10am to 4.00pm 7 days a week

Every day - Bright On Track Art Gallery
Open -  1.00pm to 5.00pm
Paintings by Frances Worsnop-Solosy
Glass Jewellery by Marina Villani and Jenny Culic- Williams
Art Classes Wednesdays 1.00pm - 3.00pm and 6.00pm - 8.00pm
Need to book these
Phone 03 5750 1421
Address  1 The Track Bright 3741  (on the Bike Track)
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Thursday to Monday - Catch your own fish
Mountain Fresh Trout and Salmon Farm
10 Stony Creek Road, Harrietville
10am to 4pm
With free entry and rods & bait provided,you only need to pay for what you catch. Great place for kids - If you like fresh fish you cannot get any fresher. You catch it yourself, then it is gutted for you so all you have to do when you get home is cook it.
Ph: 03 5759 2558
http://www.mountainfreshtroutharrietville.com.au

Mountain Pilates - Bright
Mondays 9am & 6.30pm - Total Body Strength and Length - Mat
Thursday 6.30am - Pilates Equip Circuit
Thursdays 5.30pm, 6.30pm Total Body Strength and Length - Mat
Thursdays 7.30pm - Athletic Body Strength and Length (intermediate level) - Mat
Mat Class: $15 per class, payable in advance for the term. Casual class $20. Max 10 people per class.
Pilates Equip Circuit: $180 10 pack, $23 Casual. Max 8 people per class.
Bookings essential.  Contact Anne on 0419 340 190
http://www.mountainpilates.com.au

Hatha Yoga Class Schedule
Tuesday - Hatha Yoga  at 6:45pm
Harrietville Community Hall
$17 casual class or 10 class pass for $140 
Contact Gianna 0412 024 005


Lego Club 
Every Tuesday 
Mount Beauty Library
3.30pm
Ph: Sarah Jane Harrington 0413 455 565

Emily Rose Yoga Class Schedule
Tuesday 7pm: Vinyasa Flow
Alpine Fitness Centre
Hawthorn Lane, Bright, VIC 3741 
Free for Alpine Fitness Centre members ($15 Casual Class price)
Wednesday 6.30pm: Vinyasa Flow
Wandiligong Public Hall
462 Morses Creek Rd, Wandiligong VIC 3744
Only 5 minute drive from the centre of Bright
0431 423 442
 
Ginger Ki Yoga and Wellness Class Schedule
Monday - Vinyasa Yoga
Total Synergy Dance Studio 
65 Myrtle St
MYRTLEFORD VIC 7.30pm
Tuesday - Hot Yoga
Bright Bootcamp & Co
Churchill Ave, Bright
9.30am to 10.30am
Wednesday - Vinyasa Yoga - Last class 28 June.
Anglican Church Hall 
Church Street
BRIGHT  VIC
6:30pm 
Thursday - Vinyasa Yoga 
Porepunkah Hall,
Martley Street
POREPUNKAH  VIC
6.30pm
http://www.gingerkiyoga.com.au/

Every Monday, Friday and Saturday
Tour and tasting at Bright Brewery
$18 tour and tastings | $10 tour only
3.00pm start
http://www.brightbrewery.com.au
03 5755 1301

Every Wednesday - Community Cuppa
Dumu Balcony Cafe, Bright
4 Ireland Street
Come up and have a free cuppa to help out trainees.  Donations welcomed and tax deductible.

Every Thursday
Mount Beauty Art Group
Mount Beauty Neighbourhood Centre
$3 per person (BYO lunch)
10.00am – 3.00pm
03 5754 1945

Every Friday
Tour and tasting at Bright Chocolate Factory
Bright Chocolate Factory
$10 per person
2.00pm start
http://www.brightchocolate.com.au
03 5750 1235

Every Saturday
Running and Walking Club - Alpine Fitness Centre
Hawthorn Lane, Bright
8.00am - Run
Followed by coffee and breakfast (please bring $$)
03 5750 1137

Every Saturday
Mount Beauty Parkrun
Foreshore Park, Lakeside Ave, Mount Beauty
8.00am
Free, timed 5km runs, enjoy the benefits of exercise and socialising on a weekly basis.
http://www.parkrun.com.au/mountbeauty

Every Saturday
Myrtleford Indoor Market
150 Myrtle Street, Myrtleford
Free entry
9.00am – 1.30pm
0427 272 777
 
Every Saturday
Myrtleford Laughter Club
Myrtleford Neighbourhood Centre
1.00pm start
http://www.laughwithus.com.au
03 5752 2258
 
Every Saturday
Live Music at the Alpine Hotel
Alpine Hotel, Bright
Free entry
http://www.alpinehotelbright.com.au
03 5755 1366
  
Every Sunday
Live music at Bright Brewery
Free entry
2.00pm start
http://www.brightbrewery.com.au
03 5755 1301
 
Every Sunday
Sunday Sessions at the Wandi (live music)
Mountain View Hotel (Wandi Pub)
Free entry
2.00pm start
http://www.thewandipub.com
 
Every week
Tasting at Sweetwater Brewery
211 Kiewa Valley Hwy, Tawonga South
Friday - Sunday  1.00pm to 6.00pm
You can visit the Brewery and enjoy a selection of 5 Sweetwater Beers on tap fresh from the on site brewery.
http://www.sweetwaterbrewing.com.au/
03 5754 1881

Tour and Tasting at the Blizzard Brewery
Blizzard Brewing Company
5 Cattle Pen Drive, Dinner Plain
7 days - 12 noon to late
Similarly, while the Tap Room is closed until noon, we will usually be in the brew house - brewing, kegging, canning, and so on.  Give us a ring or knock on the door for packaged takeaways.
http://www.blizzardbrewing.com
Please contact us for our current tour schedule
0447 847 029
 

Winter Fun

Snow Time is fun time @ Bright & Adina Lodge

Friday 11 August

Open Mic - Bright Brewery
6:30pm
Free Entry
Hosted by the local musos Jo & Trev.
This is a chance to let your talent shine bright in Bright. All ages and all talents are welcome. All performers are rewarded!
 
Saturday 12 August
Myrtleford Flea Market
Old School Museum grounds, Elgin Street
Free entry
8.30am – 12.00pm
03 5727 1417 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.     

Saturday 12 August
Ski De Femme
Nordic Bowl, Falls Creek
10am start time. 12pm races.
This free event for women is held annually at  Falls Creek.  It includes an instruction session (classical or skating) in the morning, followed by fun races (1km, 2.5km or 5km).
https://www.birkebeiner.org.au/eventsracesracing/ski-de-femme/

Saturday 12 August to Sunday 13 August
Altitude 5000 Dinner Plain Sled Dog Challenge
Dinner Plain
Race times: 9.00am – 1.00pm
More than 70 Mushers (dog team drivers), and in excess of 350 sled dogs are expected to compete in this year’s event across 5 classes. With the sport maturing (and some of the mushers and dogs!), the popular Touring class will gives an opportunity for older, retired dog sled teams to once again run on the snow, in a less competitive environment.  
0412 327 997 or 0412 161 801
http://sleddogchallenge.com/event-info/
  
Sunday 13 August
Restorative Workshop
Bright Boot Camp and Co, Churchill Ave, Bright
3pm to 5pm
Cost: $35 booked online ($40 on the day)
http://www.emilyroseyoga.com/restore/

The month of  August
Jim Van Geet - Art Exhibition
Michelini Wines
10am to 5pm

 

Everyday - Winter activities at Dinner Plain
Kids lift passes from just $35 midweek!
No entry fee for those travelling directly to Dinner Plain.

Winter at Dinner Plain is not to be missed. From downhill and cross country skiing, snowboarding, tubing, onsen and spa, tobogganing, snowshoe shuffles plus some fair dinkum snow play. We even have sled dog tours! Warm fire places, loads of places to have lunch and accommodation.

For beginners, the Snow Park with its gentle downhill slope complete with Magic Carpet and Poma lift sits at the edge of the village, creating the perfect place to learn to ski or snowboard.
It’s on every day of the school holidays at the Dinner Plain Snow Park from 2-5pm.
 $19 for the session (or, all DP lift passes include access to the tube slide)
 Tickets available at the ticket booth at the base of the DP ski slope.
http://www.visitdinnerplain.com.au/snow-park

For the more advance skiers and snowboarders, Hotham Alpine Resort – just 10 minutes away on the Hotham to Dinner Plain Shuttle Bus – offers skiing and snowboarding for all levels and abilities with 320 hectares of terrain and 13 lifts.


Everyday - Discover the Snow this Winter @ Mount Buffalo Ski School
No entry fee, close to Bright, Family Friendly, Dingo Dell Cafe, transport options.
Cross Country Ski Lessons - $50 - 10:30am and 12:30pm
Scenic Snow Shoe Walks - $40 - 2:30pm  Saturday and 2:30pm Wednesday (school hols)
Cross Country Ski Lessons - $60 to $185 - 1.5 hrs to 6hrs
Scenic Snow Shoe - $60 to $185 - 1.5 hrs to 6hrs
Toboggan Hire - $15
Ph: 0419 280 614

Thursday to Saturday - Alpine Nature Experience
Wire Plain car park / Bus Stop 12 - meeting point - in front of the ski shelter
5:30pm
Ph: 0466 280 603
Guided adventure to the eco-village and fondue dinner
3 courses
The experience starts with an evening snowshoe walk through the mystic snow gums, to encapsulate a sense of remoteness and immerse oneself in the Australian alpine environment. Leaving at sunset from the Wire Plain shelter, the walk will weave its way to a hidden eco-village, where you’ll enjoy a delicious heart warming glass of Glühwein outside by the fire. You will then be invited into the Central tipi with a fireplace, where you will learn the secrets to making a traditional and mouth-watering French fondue, with cheese imported for the occasion from French Alpine farms. Snowshoe hire is included in the experience. In addition, Alpine Nature Experience has partnered with Hoys Ski Hire to provide special deals on snowshoes and equipment hire.  The fondue is part of a three course dinner supplied by Zirky’s.
Cost: $99 - Adults $75 Child (6yrs to 12 yrs) and dietary requirements - $10
http://alpinenatureexperience.com.au/bookings/


Everyday - Kiewa Valley Historical Society Museum
7 days a week 9 am - 5 pm at Mt Beauty Information Centre, Kiewa Valley Highway,
the Kiewa Valley Historical Society’s Museum has the following 4 permanent displays -
The First Peoples of the Kiewa Valley and the Bogong High Plains
Kiewa Valley Cattlemen and Women and their High Plains' Huts
Cross Country Skiing on Mt Bogong and the High Plains
The Kiewa Hydro Electric Scheme and the town it created - Mount Beauty
We also have additional rotating exhibitions.
Entry - Donation appreciated

Walk / Hike / Run - free
Tronoh Dredge, Harrietville - 1.4km - Begin your walk from Tronoh Dredge Hole car park off Feathertop Track and head either way around this man-made lake.
Historic Town, Wandiligong - 3km - Start at Wandi Pub on Morses Creek Road. Walk north on Morses Creek Road and turn left onto Royal Bridge Track. Cross the bridge and continue back onto Morses Creek Road as far as the Manchester Unity Public Hall, passing the original Post Office, General Store, the former Public Library and number of historic Churches.
Canyon Walk, Bright - 4.9km - start from Howitt Park (near playground) head towards the Star Road bridge. The track on the northern bank of the Ovens River has steep steps and may be difficult for people with limited mobility.
Cherry Walk, Bright - 5km - Start from Howitt Park (near playground) head east towards Rotary Waterslide in Centenary Park then follow the southern bank of the Ovens River to the suspension bridge at Hawthorn Lane, crossing the bridge to the northern bank.  Continue to the second suspension bridge, cross and return on the south side.


Everyday - Hand feed European Red Deer, Goats, Chickens and Emus
Red Stag and Deer Farm
Hughes Lane Eurobin
Great place for kids - there are lots of deer and emu, ostriches, goats and chooks. The chickens are wondering around freely everywhere. All the other animals are safely enclosed.
Ph: (03) 5756 2365 
Fully Licensed & open daily from 10am to 4.00pm 7 days a week

Every day - Bright On Track Art Gallery
Open -  1.00pm to 5.00pm
Paintings by Frances Worsnop-Solosy
Glass Jewellery by Marina Villani and Jenny Culic- Williams
Art Classes Wednesdays 1.00pm - 3.00pm and 6.00pm - 8.00pm
Need to book these
Phone 03 5750 1421
Address  1 The Track Bright 3741  (on the Bike Track)
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Thursday to Monday - Catch your own fish
Mountain Fresh Trout and Salmon Farm
10 Stony Creek Road, Harrietville
10am to 4pm
With free entry and rods & bait provided,you only need to pay for what you catch. Great place for kids - If you like fresh fish you cannot get any fresher. You catch it yourself, then it is gutted for you so all you have to do when you get home is cook it.
Ph: 03 5759 2558
http://www.mountainfreshtroutharrietville.com.au

Mountain Pilates - Bright
Mondays 9am & 6.30pm - Total Body Strength and Length - Mat
Thursday 6.30am - Pilates Equip Circuit
Thursdays 5.30pm, 6.30pm Total Body Strength and Length - Mat
Thursdays 7.30pm - Athletic Body Strength and Length (intermediate level) - Mat
Mat Class: $15 per class, payable in advance for the term. Casual class $20. Max 10 people per class.
Pilates Equip Circuit: $180 10 pack, $23 Casual. Max 8 people per class.
Bookings essential.  Contact Anne on 0419 340 190
http://www.mountainpilates.com.au

Hatha Yoga Class Schedule
Tuesday - Hatha Yoga  at 6:45pm
Harrietville Community Hall
$17 casual class or 10 class pass for $140 
Contact Gianna 0412 024 005


Lego Club 
Every Tuesday 
Mount Beauty Library
3.30pm
Ph: Sarah Jane Harrington 0413 455 565

Emily Rose Yoga Class Schedule
Tuesday 7pm: Vinyasa Flow
Alpine Fitness Centre
Hawthorn Lane, Bright, VIC 3741 
Free for Alpine Fitness Centre members ($15 Casual Class price)
Wednesday 6.30pm: Vinyasa Flow
Wandiligong Public Hall
462 Morses Creek Rd, Wandiligong VIC 3744
Only 5 minute drive from the centre of Bright
0431 423 442
 
Ginger Ki Yoga and Wellness Class Schedule
Monday - Vinyasa Yoga
Total Synergy Dance Studio 
65 Myrtle St
MYRTLEFORD VIC 7.30pm
Tuesday - Hot Yoga
Bright Bootcamp & Co
Churchill Ave, Bright
9.30am to 10.30am
Wednesday - Vinyasa Yoga - Last class 28 June.
Anglican Church Hall 
Church Street
BRIGHT  VIC
6:30pm 
Thursday - Vinyasa Yoga 
Porepunkah Hall,
Martley Street
POREPUNKAH  VIC
6.30pm
http://www.gingerkiyoga.com.au/

Every Monday, Friday and Saturday
Tour and tasting at Bright Brewery
$18 tour and tastings | $10 tour only
3.00pm start
http://www.brightbrewery.com.au
03 5755 1301

Every Wednesday - Community Cuppa
Dumu Balcony Cafe, Bright
4 Ireland Street
Come up and have a free cuppa to help out trainees.  Donations welcomed and tax deductible.

Every Thursday
Mount Beauty Art Group
Mount Beauty Neighbourhood Centre
$3 per person (BYO lunch)
10.00am – 3.00pm
03 5754 1945

Every Friday
Tour and tasting at Bright Chocolate Factory
Bright Chocolate Factory
$10 per person
2.00pm start
http://www.brightchocolate.com.au
03 5750 1235

Every Saturday
Running and Walking Club - Alpine Fitness Centre
Hawthorn Lane, Bright
8.00am - Run
Followed by coffee and breakfast (please bring $$)
03 5750 1137

Every Saturday
Mount Beauty Parkrun
Foreshore Park, Lakeside Ave, Mount Beauty
8.00am
Free, timed 5km runs, enjoy the benefits of exercise and socialising on a weekly basis.
http://www.parkrun.com.au/mountbeauty

Every Saturday
Myrtleford Indoor Market
150 Myrtle Street, Myrtleford
Free entry
9.00am – 1.30pm
0427 272 777
 
Every Saturday
Myrtleford Laughter Club
Myrtleford Neighbourhood Centre
1.00pm start
http://www.laughwithus.com.au
03 5752 2258
 
Every Saturday
Live Music at the Alpine Hotel
Alpine Hotel, Bright
Free entry
http://www.alpinehotelbright.com.au
03 5755 1366
  
Every Sunday
Live music at Bright Brewery
Free entry
2.00pm start
http://www.brightbrewery.com.au
03 5755 1301
 
Every Sunday
Sunday Sessions at the Wandi (live music)
Mountain View Hotel (Wandi Pub)
Free entry
2.00pm start
http://www.thewandipub.com
 
Every week
Tasting at Sweetwater Brewery
211 Kiewa Valley Hwy, Tawonga South
Friday - Sunday  1.00pm to 6.00pm
You can visit the Brewery and enjoy a selection of 5 Sweetwater Beers on tap fresh from the on site brewery.
http://www.sweetwaterbrewing.com.au/
03 5754 1881

Tour and Tasting at the Blizzard Brewery
Blizzard Brewing Company
5 Cattle Pen Drive, Dinner Plain
7 days - 12 noon to late
Similarly, while the Tap Room is closed until noon, we will usually be in the brew house - brewing, kegging, canning, and so on.  Give us a ring or knock on the door for packaged takeaways.
http://www.blizzardbrewing.com
Please contact us for our current tour schedule
0447 847 029
 

Bright Market

 

Bright Market - Make it Bake it Grow it

 

Looking forward to a nice morning down at the Bright Market on Saturday, it will be a frosty start but no rain! we have 40+ stalls booked.  The Porepunkah Primary School will be running the BBQ, they will also be selling yummy hot soup.  We welcome new stalls Kiewa Designs and Pathfinders Crafts.

 

 

1

Granny's Pantry

2

Granny's Pantry

3

Mount Buffalo Olives

4

Pasta Adele

5

Walkabout Apiaries

6

Boosey Creek Cheese

7

Australian Pumpkin Seed Co

8

Alpine Valley Vignerons

9

Valley Nut Groves

10

Made in the Country

11

Audrey's Fine Art

12

Zephyr Jewellery

13

P.I.A. Soy Candles

14

Photography by Steve Berry

15

Photography by Steve Berry

18

Alpine Strudels

19

Manny's Italian Fruity Donuts

20

Mountain Fresh Trout Farm

21

Boonderoo Farm Bakery

22

Dutch Pancakes

23

Sixpence Coffee

24

Gamze Smokehouse

25

Brudari Bulbs & Nursery

27

BBQ- Porepunkah Primary School

35

Lee Jolowicz

36

Upper Ovens Valley Landcare

37

Bright Bounty

38

Wreap

39

Triffid Chick

40

Verduci Produce

41

Cinderella's Handmade Soaps

42

Cinderella's Handmade Soaps

43

Pathfinders Childcare Ministry Uganda

44

Kiewa Designs

49

Verduci Produce

50

Nutman

51

Nutman

52

The Herb Store

53

The Herb Store

54

Buffalo River Native Nursery

56

Alpine Pooper-Doopers

Thing to Do

 

Things to Do

 

Rail Trail Cafe 

Rail Trail Cafe is OPEN  EVERY DAY for the School Holidays 8am-4:30pm. We'll have the Pot Belly Fire going out the back under the enclosed, covered pergola. So come on down and try one of Jesse's delicious soups or burritos from our awesome Specials Board :) Hope to see you soon! Jesse, Lucy & the Team at Rail Trail Cafe. 
 

Punkah Pantry

We have live and free music this Saturday from 5pm to 7pm with Michael Cafe and then from 7pm to 9pm with Gareth Leach.  Both are return acts and have proved very popular with everyone.  Pizzas will be available from 5.30 to 7.30.  Come on in where it is warm and friendly for a fun time.

In store we have a new liquor line from All Saints Estate, these are 350ml reusable HIP SIP bottles of fortified wines for just $20 including Muscadelle, Muscat & Tawny.  They would make a great gift for someone. www.gapt.com.au 
 

Visit Mount Buffalo This Winter

Although the snow is a bit late arriving at Mount Buffalo this season there are still amazing waterfalls, walks, views and scenery to see and explore. The Dingo Dell Cafe is open 7 days a week over the school Holidays and there are no entry fees to Mount Buffalo. The snow will no doubt start falling soon and our winter wonderland will be in full swing with Tobogganing, Cross Country Skiing and Snow show hikes plus acres of snow play area. For Information on Mount Buffalo go to:
http://www.visitmountbuffalo.com.au
https://www.facebook.com/VisitMountBuffalo
Or call David Chitty on 0419 280 614


Mt Buffalo Olives

Mt Buffalo Olives Farm-gate is open each day of the Victorian School Holidays, opening times 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. After the holidays we will revert to our normal opening hours – 11:00 am to 5:00 pm, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Our harvest is now complete and we have new season’s Extra Virgin Olive Oil – send your guests up for a taste (and come yourself!). Or see us at the “Make It, Bake It, Grow It Market” on Saturday 15 July.  www.mtbuffaloolives.com.au
 

Ringer Reef

Our Cellar Door is open 7 days a week from 12pm - 5pm. Come for a tasting and say hello to Mark, Julie or Lauren and soak up the stunning mountain views.  www.ringerreef.com.au
  

 

Bright Brewery

Live Music – every Sunday afternoon at Bright Brewer

  • Friday 14th July, 6:30 onwards: OPEN MIC NIGHT -all ages welcome!!
  • Sun 16th July from 2pm: Mcrobin – Alternative rock, folk and coers
  • Sun 30th July from 12pm: Liv Cartledge  -Indie folk and Pop

Christmas in July – Sunday 23rd July
Family Day and Fundraiser from 12pm – This event will raise money to support the four children of Ora Holt for 4 kids bright future. With family events from games, prizes, entertainment, a visit from Santa, Christmas food, stand-up comedy and silent auctions! $50 per adult, $10 for Kids and children under 3 are free! Tickets can be purchased online at www.brightbrewery.com.au/christmasinjuly or over the bar at Bright Brewery.

New Beers
Come down to Bright Brewery to try our new limited release beers using local produce, including our first Pumpkin Harvest Ale (The Australian Pumpkin Seed Co), Yippee Thai Yay – a Red Thai Curry pale ale, and our 2017 Stubborn Russian Release with Bright Chocolate and hints of vanilla now on tap! And Wandi Nut Brown Ale (The Artisan Mill) available to takeaway in bottles.

Bright Brewery is open every day from 11am until late. Stay up to date with what’s on at Bright Brewery via: www.brightbrewery.com.au/whatson

 

Ginger Ki Yoga & Wellness

PLEASE NOTE: REGULAR WEEKLY VINYASA YOGA classes are currently running:
Mon 7:30pm - 8:30pm at Total Synergy Dance Studio & Gym, 65 Myrtle St, Myrtleford
Tues 9:30am - 10:30am at Bright Bootcamp & Co Yoga Studio, Churchill Ave, Bright *
Thurs 6:30pm - 7:30pm at Porepunkah Hall, Martley Street. 
Fri nights and Sat mornings alternating at Bright Bootcamp - please see their timetable for details. *
 
Watch our website/Facebook for further details. Kylie is available to do private sessions. Please contact directly to inquire. Thank you!  * Not available on a GKYW 10 pack pass. Class price payable to Bright Bootcamp & Co.
 
WORKSHOP: Ignite Your Core - SAT, July 22nd 10am - 12pm
Deepen your practice with this 2 hour workshop offering focused time to work on igniting your core. We will be delving into pranayama (breath work), asana (poses), and bandhas (body locks) to stoke the fire in our bellies. This workshop is for people who would like to learn how to connect to the core more effectively in their yoga practice. 
 
This workshop is open to all levels and is designed to create an environment where we slow down and explore each of poses with guidance. To ensure you are practicing in a safe and well aligned manner. Students will explore poses new perspective. There will be time for adjustment, repetition, questions and practice.  
Cost: $35.00 pp (pre-booked online) or $40 on the day. Space is limited. Location: Bright Bootcamp & Co, Churchill Ave, Bright. Please note, this is not available on a Bright Bootcamp membership. TO BOOK: http://bit.ly/2tjEBIc
 
ESSENTIAL OILS 101 WORKSHOP - How can EO's help YOU?
TUES July 11th, 6pm - 8:30pm.
Interested to learn about using natural, effective essential oils to help you & your family stay healthy and happy this winter?
Come along and experience the 10 most useful household oils, including: 
~ OnGuard, the wonder blend for immune boosting
~ EasyAir, the snuffle-reducer and snore-tamer
~ Oregano, the unexpected front runner for killing germs
~ Frankincense, the king of oils, used for just about everything
~ Lemon, Peppermint, Lavender, IceBlue blend, DigestZen, and Tea Tree, powerhouses of usefulness in a family setting
There'll be essential oil treats to eat, cuppas aplenty, and lots of hands-on oil trying!
Everyone who comes will get a free 1ml sample bottle with an oil of their choice to try, and anyone who books a workshop at their house will receive a FREE diffuser bracelet AND a 5ml bottle of Wild Orange essential oil!
Please contact me via text or email and let me know if you're interested in coming, and I'll PM you the address!! It will be in Porepunkah (or close by). It's free to come along. I just need to know numbers!
I'm so excited to be running this one, oils have CHANGED mine and my family's life when it comes to health!!
 
Join our Facebook group for all good things DoTerra, local workshops information, how to get your own wholesale account and handy tips on how to use your oils in everyday life to improve your's and your families health and wellbeing. Any questions, just ask! Join HERE: http://bit.ly/2r0aaDx 
 
Kylie Bertuch Haynes – GINGER KI YOGA & WELLNESS
0413 479 483  www.gingerkiyoga.com.au
 

The Outdoor Inn

The Outdoor Inn (Camp Creusty) has 40+ cabins capable of accommodating over 100 people and they are available for short/medium term (weekly or monthly) rates for workers. We have just had 45 pickers staying during the apple season and will have approx 10 pine plantation staff staying. The facilities are basic with shared toilet/shower/kitchen but they are priced accordingly.

Given that many businesses find it hard to get staff due to a lack of accommodation we wanted to make sure that the Bright businesses knew that these cabins are available. For Bookings and Enquiries phone our mobile on:  0418 528 631 - 106 Coronation Ave, Bright - www.brightbackpackers.com.au


Alpine Cellars

Free wine tasting and nibbles every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. With the largest range of local wine, beer and cider in the region, we feature different wines every week. The perfect opportunity for you, visitors and guests to enjoy quality local wines in a relaxed and friendly 
setting. 
When: Fri, Sat & Sun - midday - 6pm
Where: Alpine Cellars, 2 Delany Avenue, Bright 
email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 

Bright Electric Bikes

We'll help your guests make the most of their visit. Our state-of-the-art electric bikes make cycling a dream. Ride for longer, explore further and arrive at your destination feeling fresher. In addition to Electric Bikes, we also have a range of Amsterdam-style cruiser bicycles, Commuter-style hybrids, Kids MTB’s, along with child trailers and tagalongs for younger children. And all our bikes come with helmets, locks and personalised maps. So, if you’re a family, or couple, a large group or just looking for a memorable day out, we’d be delighted to help make the most of your stay in Bright and surrounds.  Operating Hours - Open 7-days • Weekdays 9am-6pm • Weekends 9am-6:30pm. Bookings recommended - 2 Delany Avenue, Bright, Ph: 5755 1309 email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 

Trinity Dizign

Advertising Agency - 0423 623 818 - www.trinitydizign.com
Where great Ideas become reality.
Advertising - Photography - Graphic Design
Research – Strategy - Creative
Strategic advertising to promote brand identity within and beyond your target market. Get the right advice. Janette Mitchell (Nette)
 

Bright Chocolate

Behind the scenes, Chocolate Factory Tour -2pm Every Friday: Tour and Tasting at Bright Chocolate Factory. Join our Chocolate Makers for a behind the scenes factory tour. Learn about cacao and the bean to bar chocolate making process. Taste the terroir of our Australian Craft Chocolate... Bookings essential call 5750 1235. www.brightchocolate.com.au

Winter Wonderland

 

Mt Buffalo "Winter Wonderland"

Stay at Adina Lodge for easy access to Mount Buffalo:
Free use of our Children Toboggan's 

Visit Mount Buffalo - North East Victoria's Winter Wonderland
Although the snow was late coming, this season, it has now arrived and Mount Buffalo is busy with families and visitors enjoying the snowplay, tobogganing and cross country skiing. We have a fair to good cover of snow and more forecast from this Friday.

As well as the warm and friendly Cafe and ski school at Dingo Dell there is also the Cresta Cross Country ski and snow play hub where the horn road has a good snow cover for skiing or a snow shoe hike (No walkers please as it destroys the snow for the skiers and a frozen footprint can break a skiers leg). There are two portable toilets at Cresta Carpark, a small shelter (not heated) so rug up. Great tobogganing and snowplay here though.

For more information call David on 0419280614
http://www.visitmountbuffalo.com.au
https://www.facebook.com/VisitMountBuffalo
 

Winter Schedule

On Now....... 

Stay at Adina Lodge to enjoy the special events in Bright.

Saturday 8 July - Sunday 16 July 

Pop Up Ice Skating
Dinner Plain Alpine Village
Adults - $32
Child (14 and under) - $25
Family - two adults and two children $99
03 5755 0555 
http://alpine.starsonice.com.au/tickets/

Saturday 8 July
Myrtleford Flea Market
Old School Museum grounds, Elgin Street
Free entry
8.30am – 12.00pm
03 5727 1417 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.           


Walk / Hike / Run - free
Tronoh Dredge, Harrietville - 1.4km - Begin your walk from Tronoh Dredge Hole car park off Feathertop Track and head either way around this man-made lake.
Historic Town, Wandiligong - 3km - Start at Wandi Pub on Morses Creek Road. Walk north on Morses Creek Road and turn left onto Royal Bridge Track. Cross the bridge and continue back onto Morses Creek Road as far as the Manchester Unity Public Hall, passing the original Post Office, General Store, the former Public Library and number of historic Churches.
Canyon Walk, Bright - 4.9km - start from Howitt Park (near playground) head towards the Star Road bridge. The track on the northern bank of the Ovens River has steep steps and may be difficult for people with limited mobility.
Cherry Walk, Bright - 5km - Start from Howitt Park (near playground) head east towards Rotary Waterslide in Centenary Park then follow the southern bank of the Ovens River to the suspension bridge at Hawthorn Lane, crossing the bridge to the northern bank.  Continue to the second suspension bridge, cross and return on the south side.



Everyday - Hand feed European Red Deer, Goats, Chickens and Emus
Red Stag and Deer Farm
Hughes Lane Eurobin
Great place for kids - there are lots of deer and emu, ostriches, goats and chooks. The chickens are wondering around freely everywhere. All the other animals are safely enclosed.
Ph: (03) 5756 2365 
Fully Licensed & open daily from 10am to 4.00pm 7 days a week

Every day - Bright On Track Art Gallery
Open -  1.00pm to 5.00pm
Paintings by Frances Worsnop-Solosy
Glass Jewellery by Marina Villani and Jenny Culic- Williams
Art Classes Wednesdays 1.00pm - 3.00pm and 6.00pm - 8.00pm
Need to book these
Phone 03 5750 1421
Address  1 The Track Bright 3741  (on the Bike Track)
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Everyday - Kiewa Valley Historical Society Museum
7 days a week 9 am - 5 pm at Mt Beauty Information Centre, Kiewa Valley Highway,
the Kiewa Valley Historical Society’s Museum has the following 4 permanent displays -
The First Peoples of the Kiewa Valley and the Bogong High Plains
Kiewa Valley Cattlemen and Women and their High Plains' Huts
Cross Country Skiing on Mt Bogong and the High Plains
The Kiewa Hydro Electric Scheme and the town it created - Mount Beauty
We also have additional rotating exhibitions.
Entry - Donation appreciated

Thursday to Saturday - Alpine Nature Experience
Wire Plain car park / Bus Stop 12 - meeting point - in front of the ski shelter
5:30pm
Ph: 0466 280 603
Guided adventure to the eco-village and fondue dinner
3 courses
The experience starts with an evening snowshoe walk through the mystic snow gums, to encapsulate a sense of remoteness and immerse oneself in the Australian alpine environment. Leaving at sunset from the Wire Plain shelter, the walk will weave its way to a hidden eco-village, where you’ll enjoy a delicious heart warming glass of Glühwein outside by the fire. You will then be invited into the Central tipi with a fireplace, where you will learn the secrets to making a traditional and mouth-watering French fondue, with cheese imported for the occasion from French Alpine farms. Snowshoe hire is included in the experience. In addition, Alpine Nature Experience has partnered with Hoys Ski Hire to provide special deals on snowshoes and equipment hire.  The fondue is part of a three course dinner supplied by Zirky’s.
Cost: $99 - Adults $75 Child (6yrs to 12 yrs) and dietary requirements - $10
http://alpinenatureexperience.com.au/bookings/

Thursday to Monday - Catch your own fish
Mountain Fresh Trout and Salmon Farm
10 Stony Creek Road, Harrietville
10am to 4pm
With free entry and rods & bait provided,you only need to pay for what you catch. Great place for kids - If you like fresh fish you cannot get any fresher. You catch it yourself, then it is gutted for you so all you have to do when you get home is cook it.
Ph: 03 5759 2558
http://www.mountainfreshtroutharrietville.com.au

Mountain Pilates - Bright
Mondays 9am & 6.30pm - Total Body Strength and Length - Mat
Thursday 6.30am - Pilates Equip Circuit
Thursdays 5.30pm, 6.30pm Total Body Strength and Length - Mat
Thursdays 7.30pm - Athletic Body Strength and Length (intermediate level) - Mat
Mat Class: $15 per class, payable in advance for the term. Casual class $20. Max 10 people per class.
Pilates Equip Circuit: $180 10 pack, $23 Casual. Max 8 people per class.
Bookings essential.  Contact Anne on 0419 340 190
http://www.mountainpilates.com.au

Hatha Yoga Class Schedule
Tuesday - Hatha Yoga  at 6:45pm
Wednesday - Gentle Yoga at 9:15am
Harrietville Community Hall
$17 casual class or 10 class pass for $140 
Contact Gianna 0412 024 005

Every Tuesday 
Lego Club 
Mount Beauty Library
3.30pm
Ph: Sarah Jane Harrington 0413 455 565


Emily Rose Yoga Class Schedule
Tuesday 7pm: Vinyasa Flow
Alpine Fitness Centre
Hawthorn Lane, Bright, VIC 3741 
Free for Alpine Fitness Centre members ($15 Casual Class price)
Wednesday 6.30pm: Vinyasa Flow
Wandiligong Public Hall
462 Morses Creek Rd, Wandiligong VIC 3744
Only 5 minute drive from the centre of Bright
0431 423 442
 
Ginger Ki Yoga and Wellness Class Schedule
Monday - Vinyasa Yoga
Total Synergy Dance Studio 
65 Myrtle St
MYRTLEFORD VIC 7.30pm
Tuesday - Hot Yoga
Bright Bootcamp & Co
Churchill Ave, Bright
9.30am to 10.30am
Wednesday - Vinyasa Yoga - Last class 28 June.
Anglican Church Hall 
Church Street
BRIGHT  VIC
6:30pm 
Thursday - Vinyasa Yoga 
Porepunkah Hall,
Martley Street
POREPUNKAH  VIC
6.30pm
http://www.gingerkiyoga.com.au/

Every Monday, Friday and Saturday
Tour and tasting at Bright Brewery
$18 tour and tastings | $10 tour only
3.00pm start
http://www.brightbrewery.com.au
03 5755 1301

Every Wednesday - Community Cuppa
Dumu Balcony Cafe, Bright
4 Ireland Street
Come up and have a free cuppa to help out trainees.  Donations welcomed and tax deductible.

Every Thursday
Mount Beauty Art Group
Mount Beauty Neighbourhood Centre
$3 per person (BYO lunch)
10.00am – 3.00pm
03 5754 1945

Every Friday
Tour and tasting at Bright Chocolate Factory
Bright Chocolate Factory
$10 per person
2.00pm start
http://www.brightchocolate.com.au
03 5750 1235

Every Saturday
Running and Walking Club - Alpine Fitness Centre
Hawthorn Lane, Bright
8.00am - Run
Followed by coffee and breakfast (please bring $$)
03 5750 1137

Every Saturday
Mount Beauty Parkrun
Foreshore Park, Lakeside Ave, Mount Beauty
8.00am
Free, timed 5km runs, enjoy the benefits of exercise and socialising on a weekly basis.
http://www.parkrun.com.au/mountbeauty

Every Saturday
Myrtleford Indoor Market
150 Myrtle Street, Myrtleford
Free entry
9.00am – 1.30pm
0427 272 777
 
Every Saturday
Myrtleford Laughter Club
Myrtleford Neighbourhood Centre
1.00pm start
http://www.laughwithus.com.au
03 5752 2258
 
Every Saturday
Live Music at the Alpine Hotel
Alpine Hotel, Bright
Free entry
http://www.alpinehotelbright.com.au
03 5755 1366
  
Every Sunday
Live music at Bright Brewery
Free entry
2.00pm start
http://www.brightbrewery.com.au
03 5755 1301
 
Every Sunday
Sunday Sessions at the Wandi (live music)
Mountain View Hotel (Wandi Pub)
Free entry
2.00pm start
http://www.thewandipub.com
 
Every week
Tasting at Sweetwater Brewery
211 Kiewa Valley Hwy, Tawonga South
Friday - Sunday  1.00pm to 6.00pm
You can visit the Brewery and enjoy a selection of 5 Sweetwater Beers on tap fresh from the on site brewery.
http://www.sweetwaterbrewing.com.au/
03 5754 1881

Tour and Tasting at the Blizzard Brewery
Blizzard Brewing Company, Dinner Plain
5 Cattle Pen Drive
Shoulder Season Hours:
Friday - 2pm to 7pm
Sat - 2pm to 7pm
Sun - 2pm to 6pm
Want to stay later?  Arrive before closing and let us know - we will stay open.
​Tour free; tastings $14 per paddle
Monday to Thursday - Tap Room is closed, but we will usually be in the brew house - brewing, kegging, canning, and so on.  Give us a ring or knock on the door for packaged takeaways.
​http://www.blizzardbrewing.com
Please contact us for our current tour schedule
0417 335 548

Darker Days Festival

BOOK NOW FOR THE DARKER DAYS FESTIVAL @ ADINA LODGE

Saturday 1 July

Darker Days
Bright Brewery, 123 Great Alpine Road, Bright
1pm to 10pm
Free entry
DARKER DAYS will bring together High Country producers and operators, entertainers, beer lovers and families to toast the season and welcome the return of lighter days following the Winter Solstice.  This free and family friendly festival will be centred around locally produced dark beers and warming foods, along with live music and winter activities. After the sun sets, Bright Brewery’s riverside lands will truly come alive with a spectacular ceremonial burning of a giant wooden structure in the shape of the brewery’s logo.  Brewers from the High Country Brewery Trail will be present to serve dark and winter beers, including Black Dog Brewery (Taminick), Blizzard Brewing (Dinner Plain), Bridge Road Brewers (Beechworth), Sweetwater Brewing Co (Tawonga South) and Thirsty Crow (Wagga), plus cider from Nightingale Alpine Cider (Wandiligong)  The festival will also feature a delicious selection from local wineries, plus gourmet winter foods and treats from local producers.  Come gather around the fires to make damper and to roast marshmallows and chestnuts. Hear local wordsmiths and poets tell campfire tales and maybe even a ghost story or two.  

March 13th Events


Monday 8 May to Sunday 21 May
High Country Harvest
Full program - http://www.highcountryharvest.com.au/calendar-events/

Monday 8 May to Friday 12 May
Neighbourhood House Week, Mount Beauty
1 Tennis Court Avenue, Mount Beauty
Monday 8th May – Cooking in the Kitchen. 10.00am – 11.30pm
Tuesday 9th May – Head Massage workshop. 10.30am – 11.30am
Wednesday 10th May – Photo Editing. 10.30am – 11.30am
Thursday 11th May – Tai Chi 4.30pm- 5.15pm
Friday 12th May – Life plans workshop 11.00am -11.40am
Ph: 03 5754 1166

Wednesday 10 May
Meet the author Scott Whitaker - 'Railway Hotels of Australia'
Myrtleford Library
2pm
Ph: 03 5751 1591

Wednesday 10 May
Meet the author Scott Whitaker - 'Railway Hotels of Australia'
Bright Library
6pm
Ph: 03 5755 1540

Thursday 11 May
Meet the author Scott Whitaker - 'Railway Hotels of Australia'
Mount Beauty Library
10.00am
Ph: 03 5754 4305

Thursday 11 May
Alpine Cellars presents Beechworth Wine Tasting
2 Delany Ave, Bright
4pm to 7pm
Wine tasting event, featuring some of Beechworths finest including Baarmutha, Virago and Warner Vineyard.  The winemakers will be on hand to discuss their selections.  Dips and nibbles provided. Feel free to RSVP, or drop in on the day.

Saturday 13 May
Myrtleford Flea Market
Old School Museum grounds, Elgin Street
Free entry
8.30am – 12.00pm
03 5727 1417 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.           

 

Saturday 13 May
Restore Yoga
Wandiligong Public Hall, 162 Morses Creek Road, Wandiligong
$30, on the day $40
10am to 12.30pm
http://www.emilyroseyoga.com/restore/

Sunday 14 May
Mother's Day
Reclaim Wine Bar Cafe
55a Standish st, Myrtleford
Special Mother's Day buffet
Breakfast, Brunch or Buffet Dinner
Kids under 5 free
Ph: 03 5751 5609

Sunday 14 May
Mother's Day 
Riverdeck Cafe High Tea
119 Gavan St, Bright
from 2.30pm
An array of indulgent treats including finger sandwiches, sweet and savoury pastries, fluffy scones with jam and cream served with tea or coffee and a glass of bubbles on arrival.
Cost: $45 per person Children under 12 $25
Live Music by Adam Lindsay
Ph: 03 5755 2199

Everyday - Pick your own Chestnuts

Wandiful Produce
795 Morses Creek Road, Wandiligong
Time: 10am to 4pm
Would you like to know when the chestnuts start to fall? It’s an exciting time for those who know chestnuts, love to roast fresh ones and enjoy them with a glass of red wine and family.
We also offer a peeling service, so you can pick your chestnuts and have them peeled (only takes 5 mins) ready to use straight away or store in the freezer for when you want to use them, perhaps at Christmas time.  Enjoy a slice of chestnut cake and coffee or a light lunch in the farm shed.
http://wandifulproduce.com.au/

Everyday - Hand feed European Red Deer, Goats, Chickens and Emus
Red Stag and Deer Farm
Hughes Lane Eurobin
Great place for kids - there are lots of deer and emu, ostriches, goats and chooks. The chickens are wondering around freely everywhere. All the other animals are safely enclosed.
Ph: (03) 5756 2365 
Fully Licensed & open daily from 10am to 4.00pm 7 days a week

Everyday - Catch your own fish
Mountain Fresh Trout and Salmon Farm
10 Stony Creek Road, Harrietville
Great place for kids - If you like fresh fish you cannot get any fresher. You catch it yourself, then it is gutted for you so all you have to do when you get home is cook it.
Ph: 03 5759 2558
http://www.mountainfreshtroutharrietville.com.au

Everyday - Kiewa Valley Historical Society Museum
7 days a week 9 am - 5 pm at Mt Beauty Information Centre, Kiewa Valley Highway,
the Kiewa Valley Historical Society’s Museum has the following 4 permanent displays -
The First Peoples of the Kiewa Valley and the Bogong High Plains
Kiewa Valley Cattlemen and Women and their High Plains' Huts
Cross Country Skiing on Mt Bogong and the High Plains
The Kiewa Hydro Electric Scheme and the town it created - Mount Beauty
We also have additional rotating exhibitions.
Entry - Donation appreciated

Mountain Pilates - Bright
Mondays 9am & 6.30pm - Total Body Strength and Length - Mat
Thursday 6.30am - Pilates Equip Circuit
Thursdays 5.30pm, 6.30pm Total Body Strength and Length - Mat
Thursdays 7.30pm - Athletic Body Strength and Length (intermediate level) - Mat
Mat Class: $15 per class, payable in advance for the term. Casual class $20. Max 10 people per class.
Pilates Equip Circuit: $180 10 pack, $23 Casual. Max 8 people per class.
Bookings essential.  Contact Anne on 0419 340 190
http://www.mountainpilates.com.au

Hatha Yoga Class Schedule
Tuesday 6.45pm
Harrietville Community Hall
$17 casual class or 10 class pass for $140 
Contact Gianna 0412 024 005

Emily Rose Yoga Class Schedule
Tuesday 7pm: Vinyasa Flow
Alpine Fitness Centre
Hawthorn Lane, Bright, VIC 3741 
Free for Alpine Fitness Centre members ($15 Casual Class price)
Wednesday 6.30pm: Vinyasa Flow
Wandiligong Public Hall
462 Morses Creek Rd, Wandiligong VIC 3744
Only 5 minute drive from the centre of Bright
http://www.emilyroseyoga.com
0431 423 442
 
Ginger Ki Yoga and Wellness Class Schedule
Monday - Vinyasa Yoga
Total Synergy Dance Studio 
65 Myrtle St
MYRTLEFORD VIC 7.30pm
Wednesday - Vinyasa Yoga
Anglican Church Hall 
Church Street
BRIGHT  VIC
6:30pm 
Thursday - Vinyasa Yoga 
Porepunkah Hall,
Martley Street
POREPUNKAH  VIC
6.30pm
http://www.gingerkiyoga.com.au/

Every Monday, Friday and Saturday
Tour and tasting at Bright Brewery
$18 tour and tastings | $10 tour only
3.00pm start
http://www.brightbrewery.com.au
03 5755 1301

Every Wednesday - Community Cuppa
Dumu Balcony Cafe, Bright
4 Ireland Street
Come up and have a free cuppa to help out trainees.  Donations welcomed and tax deductible.

Steak Night from next Wednesday, Thaco Thursday  and Friday CFA Happy hour raffles every week
Snowline Hotel
Kitchen Open Every day from 12 – 230pm and 6-830pm
Bar Open Every day from, 12noon till late
03 5759 2524
 
Every Thursday
Mount Beauty Art Group
Mount Beauty Neighbourhood Centre
$3 per person (BYO lunch)
10.00am – 3.00pm
03 5754 1945

Every Friday
Tour and tasting at Bright Chocolate Factory
Bright Chocolate Factory
$10 per person
2.00pm start
http://www.brightchocolate.com.au
03 5750 1235

Every Friday prior to the Ski Season
The Ivory Rooms Tapas Bar
81 Kiewa Valley Highway, Tawonga
6pm to late
bookings  0419 930 000

Every Saturday
Running and Walking Club - Alpine Fitness Centre
Hawthorn Lane, Bright
8.00am
03 5750 1137

Every Saturday
Mount Beauty Parkrun
Foreshore Park, Lakeside Ave, Mount Beauty
8.00am
Free, timed 5km runs, enjoy the benefits of exercise and socialising on a weekly basis.
http://www.parkrun.com.au/mountbeauty

Every Saturday
Myrtleford Indoor Market
150 Myrtle Street, Myrtleford
Free entry
9.00am – 1.30pm
0427 272 777
 
Every Saturday
Myrtleford Laughter Club
Myrtleford Neighbourhood Centre
1.00pm start
http://www.laughwithus.com.au
03 5752 2258
 
Every Saturday
Live Music at the Alpine Hotel
Alpine Hotel, Bright
Free entry
http://www.alpinehotelbright.com.au
03 5755 1366
  
Every Sunday
Live music at Bright Brewery
Free entry
2.00pm start
http://www.brightbrewery.com.au
03 5755 1301
 
Every Sunday
Sunday Sessions at the Wandi (live music)
Mountain View Hotel (Wandi Pub)
Free entry
2.00pm start
http://www.thewandipub.com
 
Every week
Tasting at Sweetwater Brewery
211 Kiewa Valley Hwy, Tawonga South
Friday - Sunday  1.00pm to 6.00pm
You can visit the Brewery and enjoy a selection of 5 Sweetwater Beers on tap fresh from the on site brewery.
http://www.sweetwaterbrewing.com.au/
03 5754 1881

Tour and Tasting at the Blizzard Brewery
Blizzard Brewing Company, Dinner Plain
Green Season Hours:
Friday - 2pm to 8pm
Sat - 2pm to 8pm
Sun - 2pm to 6pm
Want to stay later?  Arrive before closing and let us know - we will stay open.
​Tour free; tastings $14 per paddle
Monday to Thursday - Tap Room is closed, but we will usually be in the brew house - brewing, kegging, canning, and so on.  Give us a ring or knock on the door for packaged takeaways.
http://​http://www.blizzardbrewing.com
Please contact us for our current tour schedule
0417 335 548

Dates to Remember

 

Dates to Remember

 Stay at Adina Lodge to enjoy all these events

  • 28th April to 7th May – Bright Autumn Festival
  • 4th May - Bush Dance
  • 6th May – Autumn Festival Gala Day
  • 5th-21st May – High Country Harvest
  • 20th May – Make it Bake it Grow it Bright Market

 

 


 

Programs available at the Alpine Visitor Information Centre. Also, available online at Bright Autumn Festival Some of the great events are mentioned below.
 

Bright Brewery Bush Dance

Round up your gang, grab your partner and swing on into Bright Brewery for a colourful night of bush dancing. To be held on Thursday 4th May from 6pm, this special event is a community fundraiser that will help showcase the spectacular Autumn season in beautiful Bright. All ages are welcome! Tickets: $15 Adults, $10 Children (under 18) - $5 from every ticket goes to the Bright Autumn Festival. Enquiries - 03 5755 130 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
www.brightbrewery.com/bushdance
 

Gala Evening

Darebin City Brass Band Concert @ The Community Hall. Tickets @ trybooking.com/pkdc Adults $15 Children & Concession $10.
 

Bright Art Gallery’s Autumn Art Exhibition & Sale

28 Mountbatten Ave, Bright
Open daily 10am - 4pm -  to 14th May

Up to 1000 quality Art Works! One of Australia’s largest and best Art Shows! Don’t miss this chance to view or purchase a piece of fine artwork as a quality memento of your visit. Works for every budget and taste! Smaller items of woodwork and jewellery will also be available.  Entry $5, Children/Students free.      
Phone: (03) 5750 1074  www.brightartgallery.org.au

 

Wandiligong Autumn Craft & Produce Market

Wandiligong Historic Public Hall
462 Morses Creek Rd, Wandiligong
Open daily 10am - 4pm -  to 5th May

Enjoy its period charm as you browse in comfort through the many stalls, showcasing locally grown produce and hand crafted goods - exquisite hand dyed scarves, cushions, blankets, handmade cards, jewellery-novelty items, homemade jams, preserves and other wickedly indulgent treats. The annual Autumn Craft and Produce market not to be missed!  Entry: Voluntary donation
 

Mad as Productions

'Children of the Rainbow'
Bright Court House, 2 Park Street, Bright
7.30pm (except Sunday 30th April at 2pm)
28th to 30th April, and 4th to 6th May

Mad As Productons presents an exhilaratng world premiere musical producton, ‘Children of the Rainbow’ - an amusing, poignant and beautiful journey encompassing magic, myth and mayhem!  Entry: $25, $15 concession. Family prices on request. Tickets available at Country Collectables, Bright from March. Contact Ernie Glass. 
Phone: 03 5750 1853  Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 

 

 

Spring Festival

 

The Spring Festival Committee held its AGM last night at the Punkah Pub. It was great to see some new faces. We welcomed Jean-Pierre Ronco, Tom Buckley, Amanda Hore and Adam Booth to the Committee, along with Tom Smith, Jenny McNaught, Lisa Grossman, Michelle Sharp, Ros Holland and Angela Bradbury who once again put their hands up to be part of this great committee. Watch this space for more info leading up to Spring!  www.brightspringfestival.com.au
 

 

 

Spring Calendar of Events

 

It is time to compile the 2017 Spring Calendar of Events. The program will outline large scale community and tourism events within Alpine and Indigo Shires.
 
Could you please forward the details of your Spring events (taking place for the months of September October and November within the Alpine Shire) via email by 16 June 2017 for inclusion in the Spring program guide.
 
Please do not miss out on this opportunity to promote your event as we receive many enquiries (including from the media) and would like to have information relating to your event at hand. As the programs are also distributed to targeted Visitor Information Centres across the state (including Melbourne), it is an important tool to let as many people as possible know about your event. And it's free! 
 
If you have a WOW pictures relating to your event please send them through as this will help with promoting your event - please send through any good quality, high resolution photos of your event (.jpg format is preferred).
 
Please insert your event information into the format below:
Date | Event name | venue location | contact number or website
Description of your event: (up to 100 words):  
 
Return email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Please note: The calendar will be ready for distribution during August 2017.
 

 

 

Upcoming Mingles

 

Along with holding our meetings bi monthly we are now also scheduling the meetings on different evenings of the week so hopefully more members can attend. A full schedule of dates for 2017 is listed below. Come for the meeting and then feel free to stay and mingle with other members and business owners whilst enjoying a wine and some nibbles.

We are looking for members to host our upcoming Members Mingles. We just need you to be able to seat 20-30 people and provide some light snacks and drinks. The chamber will help with the cost by contributing $150 (we can even bring our own glasses and wine if need be).  We need a host for April, June, August (AGM) and October. This is a great way to showcase your business to other business owners. If you are interested, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • 15th May – Members Social Mingle
  • 21st June – Members Mingle
  • 18th July - Members Social
  • 15th August - AGM
  • 20th September – Members Social
  • 17th October – Members Mingle
  • 19th December – Christmas Mingle

 

 

AGM 2017

 

The Executive have started to plan for the Annual General Meeting which will be held in August (date to be confirmed). We are looking for a venue! We would like one of our members to host this event. You need to be able to seat 45-55 people and cater for food and wine; please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with details. Please include a price per head for food and wine.

 

Draft Council Plan 2017-21

 

Alpine Shire Council has released its draft Council Plan for 2017-21. The plan outlines Council's strategic direction over the next four years to work towards a healthier community. This year, the plan also incorporates the draft Municipal Public Health and Wellbeing Plan to prioritise health and wellbeing in our planning framework, optimise resourcing and contribute to an active, healthy and connected community. You can now view the plan on their website and, if you're interested, have your say on the strategic direction by making a formal submission. 
Draft Council Plan 2017-21

 

 

Members Messages

 

Bright Brewery

We’re starting the final month of Autumn with a big week of seasonal festivities.
Join us on Thursday evening for the Autumn Festival Bush Dance, a community fundraiser for the Bright Autumn Festival. Please book your tickets today!  Then on Friday night is the exclusive High Country Harvest 100 Step Feast – an indulgent progressive dinner through the streets of Bright, which begins with a seasonal beer tasting at Bright Brewery and will include the first ever tasting of our new Pumpkin Harvest Ale, which we brewed in collaboration with Pepo Farms. You will also be tasting our English Nut Brown Ale, and Hop Harvest Ale, before moving onto one of the final ever dining experiences at Tani Eat & Drink before they close their doors to focus on gin distilling.  On Saturday evening we are hosting the first Bright Village Campfire at Bright Brewery. This is a free and open event to all, with everyone welcome to join us in warming themselves by the fires and sharing in fantastic local produce.
 
Autumn Festival Bush Dance – Thurs 4th May from 4pm, tickets now on sale! (Bright Autumn Festival)
Round up your gang, grab your partner and swing on into Bright Brewery for a colourful night of bush dancing, featuring local bush band Squid Jig and dance caller Mark Buckley, which will raise money to support the future of Bright’s Autumn Festival. To be held on Thursday 4th May 2017, this special event is a community fundraiser that will help showcase the spectacular Autumn season in beautiful Bright. All ages welcome!
Buy tickets online via: www.brightbrewery.com.au/bushdance
More info:  www.brightbrewery.com.au/whats-on/event/bush-dance/

100 Step Feast – Fri 5th May from 5pm (High Country Harvest)
Walk, skip, dance, a progressive feast through the streets of Bright. Indulge in a 4 course dinner experience, all within 100 steps! Includes a seasonal beer tasting at Bright Brewery, contemporary starters at Tani eat and drink, share plates at Ginger Baker and chocolate dessert paired with hot chocolate at Bright Chocolate Factory all matched with Ringer Reef wines. Tickets $150 per person.
Book online via: www.visitbright.com.au/listing/100-step-feast-bright/
 
Bright Brewery Village Campfire – Sat 6th May from 4pm (High Country Harvest)
As part of the High Country Harvest Festival, Bright Brewery is hosting a community campfire event on Saturday 6th May from 4pm – 10pm. Bright Brewery’s Village Campfire will bring together the local community and visitors alike in celebration of togetherness, cooler weather, the end of harvest, people and places. This is a free and open event. All are welcome to mingle, try some deliciously warming treats from local producers and enjoy the glow of the campfires.  Come along and enjoy the likes of marshmallow malt pops by Bright Pops, roasted chestnuts from Chestnut Australia, Whipps Design fire-pits, Sixpence Coffee, live blacksmith demonstrations by High Country Forge, along with wandering musicians, damper making, harvest beers, a CFA fire truck and more.
More info at: www.visitbright.com.au/listing/bright-brewery-village-campfire-bright/

Stay up to date with all that’s happening via our Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/brightbrewery/
 

Ginger Ki Yoga & Wellness

Essential Oils 101 - How can EO's help YOU?: Come along on Tuesday night May 9th to discover how essential oils can help you and your whole family in a natural & safe way. Contact me via Facebook message of text and I will send you the Porepunkah address. Any questions call Kylie on 0413479483. Head to Facebook for more info http://bit.ly/2pGo53p

PLEASE NOTE: REGULAR WEEKLY VINYASA YOGA classes are currently running:
Mon 7:30pm - 8:30pm at Total Synergy Dance Studio & Gym, 65 Myrtle St, Myrtleford
Wed 6:30pm - 7:30pm at Anglican Church Hall, Church St, Bright *** NEW TIME ***
Thurs 6:30pm - 7:30pm at Porepunkah Hall, Martley Street. 
Watch our website/Facebook for further details. Kylie is available to do private sessions. Please contact directly to inquire. Thank you! Kylie Bertuch Haynes – GINGER KI YOGA & WELLNESS M: 0413 479 483  www.gingerkiyoga.com.au



Mt Buffalo Olives

Pick, Pickle, Wine and Dine

Love your olives? – Then this hands-on tour of a working olive grove, olive picking and pickling experience and post-harvest feast is for you!

Impress your friends and become a master at picking and processing your own table olives with Colin and Elisa Bertuch at Mt Buffalo Olives! Our local grove at the foothills of Mount Buffalo produces award winning Olives and Extra Virgin Olive Oil and boasts a stunning, terraced olive grove that overlooks the Alpine Valley and has magnificent views of the surrounding, majestic mountain peaks.

The day starts here at Mt Buffalo Olives with a cup of freshly brewed tea or espresso coffee and homemade goodies.  After morning tea take a tour of the grove, harvest your olives and then learn the tips of the trade to successfully pickle them.

Following the morning’s activity, take a short drive across the valley to Boyntons Feathertop Winery to enjoy a wine tasting experience with accompanying canapés.  This is followed by a delicious, two course lunch matched with Feathertop Wines on the Tuscan style terrace.

Your day starts at 9:30 am and finishes at 4:00 pm and includes olives, olive picking kit, pickling notes, morning tea, tour of grove, wine tasting experience, food and wine with lunch.

This all inclusive package will see you heading home with a swag of riches from our Alpine Valley and knowledge to draw on when harvesting your own olives! What more could a D.I.Y foodie ask for?

dates:           Thursday 18th and Sunday 21st May 2017

time:             9:30am - 4:00pm (meet at Mt Buffalo Olives Farm Gate)

place:            Mt Buffalo Olives, 307 Mt Buffalo Road, Porepunkah
                     Feathertop Winery 6619 Great Alpine Road, Porepunkah

price:            $175.00 - per person all inclusive


Punkah Pantry    

Porepunkah is starting to shape up with road works continuing.  Next week will see the road being sealed, it is unknown how this will affect business however we do expect to trade through with Pizzas Wednesday to Saturday and Parma’s Wednesday only so please drop by.  Remember to book for a Parma to ensure we don’t disappoint.  We now have our own label Saperavi Rose in store, ask in store for a taste, we are sure you won’t be disappointed.  It is selling very well indeed.  www.gapt.com.au


Rail Trail Cafe

We are open 7 days a week 8am-4:30pm EVERY DAY right through Autumn Festival and High Country Harvest which takes us all the way through to mid-May. 
www.railtrailcafe.com.au
 

Ringer Reef

Our Cellar Door is open 7 days a week from 12pm - 5pm. Come for a tasting and say hello to Mark, Julie or Lauren and soak up the stunning mountain views. www.ringerreef.com.au
 

Alpine Cellars

Free wine tasting and nibbles every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. With the largest range of local wine, beer and cider in the region, we feature different wines every week. The perfect opportunity for you, visitors and guests to enjoy quality local wines in a relaxed and friendly 
setting. 
When: Fri, Sat & Sun - midday - 6pm
Where: Alpine Cellars, 2 Delany Avenue, Bright 
email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 

Bright Electric Bikes

We'll help your guests make the most of their visit. Our state-of-the-art electric bikes make cycling a dream. Ride for longer, explore further and arrive at your destination feeling fresher. In addition to Electric Bikes, we also have a range of Amsterdam-style cruiser bicycles, Commuter-style hybrids, Kids MTB’s, along with child trailers and tagalongs for younger children. And all our bikes come with helmets, locks and personalised maps. So, if you’re a family, or couple, a large group or just looking for a memorable day out, we’d be delighted to help make the most of your stay in Bright and surrounds.  Operating Hours - Open 7-days • Weekdays 9am-6pm • Weekends 9am-6:30pm. Bookings recommended - 2 Delany Avenue, Bright, Ph: 5755 1309 email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 

Trinity Dizign

Advertising Agency - 0423 623 818 - www.trinitydizign.com
Where great Ideas become reality.
Advertising - Photography - Graphic Design
Research – Strategy - Creative
Strategic advertising to promote brand identity within and beyond your target market. Get the right advice. Janette Mitchell (Nette)
 

Bright Chocolate

Behind the scenes, Chocolate Factory Tour -2pm Every Friday: Tour and Tasting at Bright Chocolate Factory. Join our Chocolate Makers for a behind the scenes factory tour. Learn about cacao and the bean to bar chocolate making process. Taste the terroir of our Australian Craft Chocolate... Bookings essential call 5750 1235. www.brightchocolate.com.au

 

 
 

 

 

 

Local Events May

What's ON....... 

STAY AT ADINA LODGE TO ENJOY ALL THESE EVENTS

Monday 1 May to Sunday 7 May 
Bright Autumn Festival Program - link below for full program
http://www.brightautumnfestival.org.au/program/#may5

Thursday 4 May
Bright Brewery Bush Dance
7pm to 10pm
Round up your gang, grab your partner and swing on into Bright Brewery for a colourful night of bush dancing, featuring local bush band Squid Jig and dance caller Mark Buckley, which will raise money to support the future of the Bright Autumn Festival.
Tom Buckley - 03 5755 1346

Friday 5 May
Poultice Workshop
Mount Beauty Neighbourhood Centre
11am to 12noon
Ph: 03 5754 1166

Friday 5 May to Sunday 7 May
High Country Harvest - link below for full program
http://www.highcountryharvest.com.au/calendar-events/

Saturday 6 May
Bright Rotary  Gala Day Markets
Bright
Free entry
9.00am to 4.00pm
Many market stalls, live bands, food, children’s entertainment and buskers.

Saturday 6 May
Bright Autumn Gala Day Parade
Bright CBD
Free entry
Commencing at 1.45pm
The highlight of the Festival. Floats from businesses & community groups, brass & pipe bands and street entertainment.
 
Saturday 6 May
Bright Brewery Campfire
Bright
Free entry
4pm to 10pm
Bright Brewery’s Village Campfire will bring together the local community and visitors alike in celebration of togetherness, cooler weather, the end of harvest, people and places.
All are welcome to mingle, try some deliciously warming treats from local producers and enjoy the glow of the campfires.
Come along and enjoy the likes of marshmallow malt pops by Bright Pops, roasted chestnuts from Chestnut Australia, Whipps Design fire-pits, Sixpence Coffee, live blacksmith demonstrations by by High Country Forge, along with wandering musicians, damper making, harvest beers, a CFA fire truck and more. 

 

Saturday 6 May
Wandi Bright Food Swap
Wandiful Produce shed, Wandiligong. Corner of Morses Creek Rd and Austin Lane.
9.30am – 10am – Food swap. Bring your excess fruit, vegies, herbs, jams, brews, scobys, seeds….. to share and swap for something you can use.
10am – 10.30ish – Demonstration. Each month a local person demonstrates something, shares a skill and we learn something to make use of our produce and be healthier, happier people. Demonstrations cost $5 per person.

Everyday - Pick your own Chestnuts

Wandiful Produce
795 Morses Creek Road, Wandiligong
Time: 10am to 4pm
Would you like to know when the chestnuts start to fall? It’s an exciting time for those who know chestnuts, love to roast fresh ones and enjoy them with a glass of red wine and family.
We also offer a peeling service, so you can pick your chestnuts and have them peeled (only takes 5 mins) ready to use straight away or store in the freezer for when you want to use them, perhaps at Christmas time.  Enjoy a slice of chestnut cake and coffee or a light lunch in the farm shed.
http://wandifulproduce.com.au/

Everyday - Hand feed European Red Deer, Goats, Chickens and Emus
Red Stag and Deer Farm
Hughes Lane Eurobin
Great place for kids - there are lots of deer and emu, ostriches, goats and chooks. The chickens are wondering around freely everywhere. All the other animals are safely enclosed.
Ph: (03) 5756 2365 
Fully Licensed & open daily from 10am to 4.00pm 7 days a week

Everyday - Catch your own fish
Mountain Fresh Trout and Salmon Farm
10 Stony Creek Road, Harrietville
Great place for kids - If you like fresh fish you cannot get any fresher. You catch it yourself, then it is gutted for you so all you have to do when you get home is cook it.
Ph: 03 5759 2558

Everyday - Kiewa Valley Historical Society Museum
7 days a week 9 am - 5 pm at Mt Beauty Information Centre, Kiewa Valley Highway,
the Kiewa Valley Historical Society’s Museum has the following 4 permanent displays -
The First Peoples of the Kiewa Valley and the Bogong High Plains
Kiewa Valley Cattlemen and Women and their High Plains' Huts
Cross Country Skiing on Mt Bogong and the High Plains
The Kiewa Hydro Electric Scheme and the town it created - Mount Beauty
We also have additional rotating exhibitions.
Entry - Donation appreciated

Mountain Pilates - Bright
Mondays 9am & 6.30pm - Total Body Strength and Length - Mat
Thursday 6.30am - Pilates Equip Circuit
Thursdays 5.30pm, 6.30pm Total Body Strength and Length - Mat
Thursdays 7.30pm - Athletic Body Strength and Length (intermediate level) - Mat
Mat Class: $15 per class, payable in advance for the term. Casual class $20. Max 10 people per class.
Pilates Equip Circuit: $180 10 pack, $23 Casual. Max 8 people per class.
Bookings essential.  Contact Anne on 0419 340 190
http://www.mountainpilates.com.au

Hatha Yoga Class Schedule
Tuesday 6.45pm
Harrietville Community Hall
$17 casual class or 10 class pass for $140 
Contact Gianna 0412 024 005

Emily Rose Yoga Class Schedule
Tuesday 7pm: Vinyasa Flow
Alpine Fitness Centre
Hawthorn Lane, Bright, VIC 3741 
Free for Alpine Fitness Centre members ($15 Casual Class price)
Wednesday 6.30pm: Vinyasa Flow
Wandiligong Public Hall
462 Morses Creek Rd, Wandiligong VIC 3744
Only 5 minute drive from the centre of Bright
http://www.emilyroseyoga.com
0431 423 442
 
Ginger Ki Yoga and Wellness Class Schedule
Monday - Vinyasa Yoga
Total Synergy Dance Studio 
65 Myrtle St
MYRTLEFORD VIC 7.30pm
Wednesday - Vinyasa Yoga
Anglican Church Hall 
Church Street
BRIGHT  VIC
5:30pm 
Thursday - Vinyasa Yoga 
Porepunkah Hal,
Martley Street
POREPUNKAH  VIC
6.30pm
http://www.gingerkiyoga.com.au/

Every Monday, Friday and Saturday
Tour and tasting at Bright Brewery
$18 tour and tastings | $10 tour only
3.00pm start
http://www.brightbrewery.com.au
03 5755 1301

Every Wednesday - Community Cuppa
Dumu Balcony Cafe, Bright
4 Ireland Street
Come up and have a free cuppa to help out trainees.  Donations welcomed and tax deductible.

Steak Night from next Wednesday, Thaco Thursday  and Friday CFA Happy hour raffles every week
Snowline Hotel
Kitchen Open Every day from 12 – 230pm and 6-830pm
Bar Open Every day from, 12noon till late
03 5759 2524
 
Every Thursday
Mount Beauty Art Group
Mount Beauty Neighbourhood Centre
$3 per person (BYO lunch)
10.00am – 3.00pm
03 5754 1945

Every Friday
Tour and tasting at Bright Chocolate Factory
Bright Chocolate Factory
$10 per person
2.00pm start
http://www.brightchocolate.com.au
03 5750 1235

Every Friday prior to the Ski Season
The Ivory Rooms Tapas Bar
81 Kiewa Valley Highway, Tawonga
6pm to late
bookings  0419 930 000

Every Saturday & Sunday
Remedy Small Batch Gin Tasting 
Tani Eat & Drink
100 Gavan Street, Bright
12.00pm -3.00pm
Come in and taste our RSB limtied release gin.
An Australian Alpine Gin made with local & wild botanicals in Bright.
G&T's and cocktails also available
Ph: 03 5750 1304
http://www.tanieatdrink.com.au
 
Every Saturday
Running and Walking Club - Alpine Fitness Centre
Hawthorn Lane, Bright
8.00am
03 5750 1137

Every Saturday
Myrtleford Indoor Market
150 Myrtle Street, Myrtleford
Free entry
9.00am – 1.30pm
0427 272 777
 
Every Saturday
Myrtleford Laughter Club
Myrtleford Neighbourhood Centre
1.00pm start
http://www.laughwithus.com.au
03 5752 2258
 
Every Saturday
Live Music at the Alpine Hotel
Alpine Hotel, Bright
Free entry
http://www.alpinehotelbright.com.au
03 5755 1366
  
Every Sunday
Live music at Bright Brewery
Free entry
2.00pm start
http://www.brightbrewery.com.au
03 5755 1301
 
Every Sunday
Sunday Sessions at the Wandi (live music)
Mountain View Hotel (Wandi Pub)
Free entry
2.00pm start
http://www.thewandipub.com
 
Every week
Tasting at Sweetwater Brewery
211 Kiewa Valley Hwy, Tawonga South
Friday - Sunday  1.00pm to 6.00pm
You can visit the Brewery and enjoy a selection of 5 Sweetwater Beers on tap fresh from the on site brewery.
http://www.sweetwaterbrewing.com.au/
03 5754 1881

Tour and Tasting at the Blizzard Brewery
Blizzard Brewing Company, Dinner Plain
Green Season Hours:
Friday - 2pm to 8pm
Sat - 2pm to 8pm
Sun - 2pm to 6pm
Want to stay later?  Arrive before closing and let us know - we will stay open.
​Tour free; tastings $14 per paddle
Monday to Thursday - Tap Room is closed, but we will usually be in the brew house - brewing, kegging, canning, and so on.  Give us a ring or knock on the door for packaged takeaways.
http://​http://www.blizzardbrewing.com
Please contact us for our current tour schedule
0417 335 548

Dates To Remember

 

Dates to Remember

 

  • 28th April to 7th May – Bright Autumn Festival
  • 29th April - 9am - 4pm - Wandi Nut Festival
  • 6th May – Autumn Festival Gala Day
  • 5th-21st May – High Country Harvest
  • 20th May – Make it Bake it Grow it Bright Market

 Stay at Adina Lodge to enjoy these events

 


 

Programs available at the Alpine Visitor Information Centre. Also, available online at Bright Autumn Festival Some of the great events are mentioned below.

The Bright Instameet

The dates for this year's instameet are Friday 28th April till Sunday 30th April. Great opportunity to get your camera out and explore some of the great photo opportunities that are on offer in the region. We will guide you around to a variety of spots including several that will not be so well known to visitors. Was a lot of fun last year and great being able to get out with others that are passionate about their photography. For more information, direct message @brightmystic on Instagram or email enquiries@brightautumnfestival.org.au.
www.brightautumnfestival.org.au/events/photography-instameets/

Bright Brewery Bush Dance

Round up your gang, grab your partner and swing on into Bright Brewery for a colourful night of bush dancing. To be held on Thursday 4th May from 6pm, this special event is a community fundraiser that will help showcase the spectacular Autumn season in beautiful Bright. All ages are welcome! Tickets: $15 Adults, $10 Children (under 18) - $5 from every ticket goes to the Bright Autumn Festival. Enquiries - 03 5755 130 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
www.brightbrewery.com/bushdance

Gala Evening

Darebin City Brass Band Concert @ The Community Hall. Tickets @ trybooking.com/pkdc Adults $15 Children & Concession $10.
 

Bright Art Gallery’s Autumn Art Exhibition & Sale

28 Mountbatten Ave, Bright
Open daily 10am - 4pm -  to 14th May

Up to 1000 quality Art Works! One of Australia’s largest and best Art Shows! Don’t miss this chance to view or purchase a piece of fine artwork as a quality memento of your visit. Works for every budget and taste! Smaller items of woodwork and jewellery will also be available.

Entry $5, Children/Students free.

Phone: (03) 5750 1074
www.brightartgallery.org.au

 

Wandiligong Autumn Craft & Produce Market

Wandiligong Historic Public Hall
462 Morses Creek Rd, Wandiligong
Open daily 10am - 4pm -  to 5th May

Enjoy its period charm as you browse in comfort through the many stalls, showcasing locally grown produce and hand crafted goods - exquisite hand dyed scarves, cushions, blankets, handmade cards, jewellery-novelty items, homemade jams, preserves and other wickedly indulgent treats. The annual Autumn Craft and Produce market not to be missed!  Entry: Voluntary donation
 

Mad as Productions

'Children of the Rainbow'
Bright Court House, 2 Park Street, Bright
7.30pm (except Sunday 30th April at 2pm)
28th to 30th April, and 4th to 6th May

Mad As Productons presents an exhilaratng world premiere musical producton, ‘Children of the Rainbow’ - an amusing, poignant and beautiful journey encompassing magic, myth and mayhem!

“Children of the rainbow, children of the light, Children of the rainbow, spread your wings and fly.”

Entry: $25, $15 concession. Family prices on request.

Tickets available at Country Collectables, Bright from March. Contact Ernie Glass.
Phone: 03 5750 1853  Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 

Buckland Valley Autumn Harvest

McCormacks Lane, Porepunkah (6kms from the Porepunkah roundabout)
3pm - 9pm - Visit the Buckland Valley and forage for your own chestnuts. Roast them on open fire pits while enjoying live local music. Buy local cheese platters & produce, and enjoy Michelini Wine tastings. Set amongst vines and farmland overlooking Mt Buffalo!

Entry: Gold coin donation - all proceeds going to Wodonga Special Care Nursery. Chestnut foraging $5 per bucket.

 

 

Evening of Poetry and Yarns

 

The Autumn Festival presents a special evening of Poetry & Yarns.
Award winning Australia Bush Poet Rhonda Tallnash will entertain you with poignant and funny yarns.
Wednesday 3rd May 7.30 pm
Bright Bowls Clubhouse
Cost $5 pp 
Proceeds to CFA
Tickets at door

 

 

Wandi Nut Festival

 

Alpine Park, Wandiligong
Saturday 29th April - 9am - 4pm
Shuttle Bus, 10am-2pm from the Memorial Clock Tower in Bright

The Wandiligong Nut Festival celebrates our local growers, the end of harvest and the fabulous varieties of nuts and other fresh produce available in our cool climate during Autumn. The only nut festival of its kind in Australia!

The venue is Alpine Park, Wandiligong, nestled among heritage trees and gums with Morses Creek flowing close by. Come and enjoy local stallholders, cooking demonstrations, roasted chestnuts, food and wine, music and games for children.

Entry: Adults $2

All Day
• Produce and Artisan Market
• Chestnuts, hazelnuts, walnuts, apples, beer, cider, wine, oil and lots more
• Chestnut roasting, Chestnut Soup
• Children’s Train Rides, Face painting, T-shirt painting

Live Music
• The Growlers Creek Band
• Waterline The Band

Also...
• 11.30am Children’s Games (1 hour)
• 1pm - 4pm Puppet Shows

Food & Wine Tent
• 10.45am - Roasted Chestnut tasting - Chestnuts Aust. Inc.
• 11am - Chestnuts Three Ways - Anthea Markowiak
• 12 noon - Feature Event - Chestnut Gnocchi with a walnut sauce - Patrizia Simone of Simone’s Cooking School followed by wine matching and tastings with Mark & Julie Holm of Ringer Reef Winery
• 1.30pm - Chestnut Hummus and Chestnut Pancakes - Sam Martin of Coral Lee Cafe
• 2.30pm - Chocolate Hazelnut Buter - Catherine Morgan of the Wandiligong Hall Commitee

www.brightvic.com/wandinutfestival/

 

 

Upcoming Mingles

 

Along with holding our meetings bi monthly we are now also scheduling the meetings on different evenings of the week so hopefully more members can attend. A full schedule of dates for 2017 is listed below. Come for the meeting and then feel free to stay and mingle with other members and business owners whilst enjoying a wine and some nibbles.

We are looking for members to host our upcoming Members Mingles. We just need you to be able to seat 20-30 people and provide some light snacks and drinks. The chamber will help with the cost by contributing $150 (we can even bring our own glasses and wine if need be).  We need a host for April, June, August (AGM) and October. This is a great way to showcase your business to other business owners. If you are interested, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • 15th May – Members Social Mingle
  • 21st June – Members Mingle
  • 18th July - Members Social
  • 15th August - AGM
  • 20th September – Members Social
  • 17th October – Members Mingle
  • 19th December – Christmas Mingle

 

 

AGM 2017

 

The Executive have started to plan for the Annual General Meeting which will be held in August (date to be confirmed). We are looking for a venue! We would like one of our members to host this event. You need to be able to seat 45-55 people and cater for food and wine; please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with details. Please include a price per head for food and wine.

 

Draft Council Plan 2017-21

 

Alpine Shire Council has released its draft Council Plan for 2017-21. The plan outlines Council's strategic direction over the next four years to work towards a healthier community. This year, the plan also incorporates the draft Municipal Public Health and Wellbeing Plan to prioritise health and wellbeing in our planning framework, optimise resourcing and contribute to an active, healthy and connected community. You can now view the plan on their website and, if you're interested, have your say on the strategic direction by making a formal submission. 
Draft Council Plan 2017-21

 

 

Members Messages

 

MT BUFFALO OLIVES

Pick, Pickle, Wine and Dine

Love your olives? – Then this hands-on tour of a working olive grove, olive picking and pickling experience and post-harvest feast is for you!

Impress your friends and become a master at picking and processing your own table olives with Colin and Elisa Bertuch at Mt Buffalo Olives! Our local grove at the foothills of Mount Buffalo produces award winning Olives and Extra Virgin Olive Oil and boasts a stunning, terraced olive grove that overlooks the Alpine Valley and has magnificent views of the surrounding, majestic mountain peaks.

The day starts here at Mt Buffalo Olives with a cup of freshly brewed tea or espresso coffee and homemade goodies.  After morning tea take a tour of the grove, harvest your olives and then learn the tips of the trade to successfully pickle them.

Following the morning’s activity, take a short drive across the valley to Boyntons Feathertop Winery to enjoy a wine tasting experience with accompanying canapés.  This is followed by a delicious, two course lunch matched with Feathertop Wines on the Tuscan style terrace.

Your day starts at 9:30 am and finishes at 4:00 pm and includes olives, olive picking kit, pickling notes, morning tea, tour of grove, wine tasting experience, food and wine with lunch.

This all inclusive package will see you heading home with a swag of riches from our Alpine Valley and knowledge to draw on when harvesting your own olives! What more could a D.I.Y foodie ask for?

dates:           Thursday 18th  and  Sunday 21st May 2017

time:             9:30am - 4:00pm (meet at Mt Buffalo Olives Farm Gate)

place:            Mt Buffalo Olives, 307 Mt Buffalo Road, Porepunkah
                     Feathertop Winery 6619 Great Alpine Road, Porepunkah

price:            $175.00 - per person all inclusive


Ginger Ki Yoga & Wellness

ESSENTIAL OIL MAKE & TAKE WORKSHOPS: These 2 hour workshops are designed to provide you with knowledge of the countless uses for essential oils, where they come from and how to blend your own. You will come away with your own 10ml roller-ball bottle each week, with each bottle having a specific daily use. These workshops are available at a per class offering. $30/workshop. Head to website at http://bit.ly/2laDAzJ . Please see below for workshop themes & dates. Contact Kylie on 0413 479 483 for more info.
THURSDAYS - 10:30am - 12:30pm, Porepunkah Hall, Martley Street, Porepunkah.
Apr 27th Week #8: Digest Zen
PLEASE NOTE: REGULAR WEEKLY VINYASA YOGA classes are currently running throughout the school holidays:
Mon 7:30pm - 8:30pm at Total Synergy Dance Studio & Gym, 65 Myrtle St, Myrtleford
Wed 5:30pm - 6:30pm at Anglican Church Hall, Church St, Bright
Thurs 6:30pm - 7:30pm at Porepunkah Hall, Martley Street. 
Watch our website/Facebook for further details. Kylie is available to do private sessions. Please contact directly to inquire. Thank you! Kylie Bertuch Haynes – GINGER KI YOGA & WELLNESS M: 0413479483 www.gingerkiyoga.com.au


Punkah Pantry    

Porepunkah is starting to shape up with road works continuing.  Next week will see the road being sealed, it is unknown how this will affect business however we do expect to trade through with Pizzas Wednesday to Saturday and Parma’s Wednesday only so please drop by.  Remember to book for a Parma to ensure we don’t disappoint.  We now have our own label Saperavi Rose in store, ask in store for a taste, we are sure you won’t be disappointed.  It is selling very well indeed.  www.gapt.com.au


Adventure Guides Australia 

Check out the attached ANZAC weekend program. Caving for the Saturday is FULLY BOOKED! www.adventureguidesaustralia.com.au - Call David on 0419 280 614. See attached program poster.
 

Rail Trail Cafe

We are open 7 days a week 8am-4:30pm EVERY DAY right through the Vic & New South School Holidays, Autumn Festival and High Country Harvest which takes us all the way through to mid-May. 
www.railtrailcafe.com.au
 

Bright Brewery

Bush Dance – get your tickets now!

Round up your gang and swing on into Bright Brewery for a colourful night of bush dancing, featuring local bush band Squid Jig and dance caller Mark Buckley, which will raise money to support the future of Bright’s Autumn Festival. To be held on Thursday 4th May 2017, this special event is a community fundraiser that will help showcase the spectacular Autumn season in beautiful Bright. All ages welcome! Buy tickets online via www.brightbrewery.com.au/bushdance

Bright Autumn Photography Instameet – Fri 28 to Sun 30 April (program attached)

If you love taking photos, and would love to capture some of Australia’s most spectacular autumn colours, come along to the Bright 2017 Instameet – Autumn! Join a gathering of photographers, keen and amateur, and Instagrammers, new and established. Once again Bright Mystic, Bright Brewery and Bright & Surrounds will be hosting a weekend of sunsets, sunrises and few favourite locations in between. Share a weekend of inspirational images, tips and laughter. Transport around the region will be provided free of charge, along with some special tasty treats, so be sure to register soon as numbers are limited. Book now via:

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/bright-autumn-instameet-tickets-33266055668?aff=es2

Live Music at Bright Brewery – free, every Sunday afternoon!

  • Sun 30th April, 2pm-5pm: Jaron Natoli (Melbourne) – singer/songwriter
  • Thurs 4th May, 7pm onwards: BUSH DANCE featuring Squid Jig – tickets $15 adults/$10 kids
  • Sun 7th May, 2pm – 5pm: The Blue Yonder - all-original musical casserole

Bright Brewery Village Campfire – Sat 6th May

As part of the High Country Harvest Festival, Bright Brewery is hosting a community campfire event on Saturday 6th May from 4pm. Bright Brewery’s Village Campfire will bring together the local community and visitors alike in celebration of togetherness, cooler weather, the end of harvest, and of people and places. This is a free and open event. All are welcome to mingle, try some deliciously warming treats from local producers and enjoy the glow of the campfires. If you are interested in hosting a stall at this event – with a “fire” theme - please contact Tom Buckley via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

DARKER DAYS is coming… – Sat 1st July

Stay tunes for details of a new mid-winter festival coming soon to Bright!


Ringer Reef

Our Cellar Door is open 7 days a week from 12pm - 5pm. Come for a tasting and say hello to Mark, Julie or Lauren and soak up the stunning mountain views. www.ringerreef.com.au
 

Alpine Cellars

Free wine tasting and nibbles every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. With the largest range of local wine, beer and cider in the region, we feature different wines every week. The perfect opportunity for you, visitors and guests to enjoy quality local wines in a relaxed and friendly 
setting. 
When: Fri, Sat & Sun - midday - 6pm
Where: Alpine Cellars, 2 Delany Avenue, Bright 
email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 

Bright Electric Bikes

We'll help your guests make the most of their visit. Our state-of-the-art electric bikes make cycling a dream. Ride for longer, explore further and arrive at your destination feeling fresher. In addition to Electric Bikes, we also have a range of Amsterdam-style cruiser bicycles, Commuter-style hybrids, Kids MTB’s, along with child trailers and tagalongs for younger children. And all our bikes come with helmets, locks and personalised maps. So, if you’re a family, or couple, a large group or just looking for a memorable day out, we’d be delighted to help make the most of your stay in Bright and surrounds.  Operating Hours - Open 7-days • Weekdays 9am-6pm • Weekends 9am-6:30pm. Bookings recommended - 2 Delany Avenue, Bright, Ph: 5755 1309 email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 

Trinity Dizign

Advertising Agency - 0423 623 818 - www.trinitydizign.com
Where great Ideas become reality.
Advertising - Photography - Graphic Design
Research – Strategy - Creative
Strategic advertising to promote brand identity within and beyond your target market. Get the right advice. Janette Mitchell (Nette)
 

Bright Chocolate

Behind the scenes, Chocolate Factory Tour -2pm Every Friday: Tour and Tasting at Bright Chocolate Factory. Join our Chocolate Makers for a behind the scenes factory tour. Learn about cacao and the bean to bar chocolate making process. Taste the terroir of our Australian Craft Chocolate... Bookings essential call 5750 1235. www.brightchocolate.com.au

 

 

What's ON

 

Monday 24 April to 5 May
Wandiligong Public Hall Autumn Craft Market
Wandiligong
0417 161 462 - 10am to 4pm
The Set in idyllic surroundings the historic Wandiligong Public Hall is the perfect venue for weddings, celebrations, gatherings, or other community activities.
The hall is surrounded by shady trees in the summer months suitable for outdoor activities, with an extensive undercover veranda should the need arise. Whilst during the winter months the Hall is equipped with electrical heating and of course the quintessential open wood fire. Downstairs there is a registered kitchen suitable for onsite catering. The hall also has tables and chairs that are made available to hirers for their use. The Hall is able to seat 120 people theatre style and 80 in a table and chair arrangement. The hall is not only used by the Wandiligong Community for local gatherings and celebratory events, but it is also opened to hire to visiting enthusiasts for their varied functions. This is in addition to the Wandiligong Public Hall Craft and Produce Market, which is now a bi-annual event during the autumn and spring festivals.

Friday 28 April to Sunday 30 April
Instameet & Photography Weekend
Bright and Surrounds
http://www.visitbright.com.au

Friday 28 April to Sunday 30 April
Mad as Productions "Children of the Rainbow"
Bright Court House - 2 Park st, Bright
7:30pm, except Sunday 30 April @ 2pm
Entry $25, $15 concession. Family prices on request.
Ph 03 5750 1853

Friday 28 April to Sunday 30 April
2017 AMTRA Suzuki High Country Ride
On-Line entry is now closed. You can Mat 0409 520 642 to see if there are any last minute places available.
Buckland Valley
http://www.amtra.com.au/

Friday 28 April to Sunday 30 April
Sunrises and Sombreros
Contact Leigh at Bright Electric Bikes
Ph 0416 654 992
9am to 1pm
Cost $79, includes electric bike hire, breakfast and cellar door tasting.

Friday 28 April to Sunday 30 April
Great Alpine Pick
Harrietville
The Great Alpine Pick is a Convention to be held annually in the Victorian Alpine town of Harrietville during the autumn months. It aims to invite Bluegrass and Old Timey Music artists and enthusiasts to come down to enjoy a great series of concerts and workshops and partake in many of the jam sessions that are bound to happen and have a ‘Great Alpine Pick’.
http://greatalpinepick.net/gap/

Friday 28 April to Sunday 7 May
Bright Autumn Festival
Various locations within the Alpine Shire Region
Program link below
http://www.brightautumnfestival.org.au/program/#april28
 
Saturday 29 April
Wandi Nut Festival
Alpine Park, Wandiligong
9am to 4pm
Entry: $2 Adults
The Wandiligong Nut Festival celebrates our local growers, the end of harvest and the fabulous varieties of nuts and other fresh produce available in our cool climate during Autumn. The only nut festival of its kind in Australia! The venue is Alpine Park, Wandiligong, nestled among heritage trees and gums with Morses Creek flowing close by. Come and enjoy local stallholders, cooking demonstrations, roasted chestnuts, food and wine, music and games for children.
http://www.brightvic.com/wandinutfestival/

Saturday 29 April
Buckland Valley Autumn Harvest 
McCormacks Lane, Porepunkah (6kms from the Porepunkah roundabout)
3pm to 9pm
Visit the Buckland Valley and forage for your own chestnuts. Roast them on open fire pits while enjoying live local music. Buy local cheese platters & produce, and enjoy Michelini Wine tastings. Set amongst vines and farmland overlooking Mt Buffalo!
Entry: Gold coin donation - all proceeds going to Wodonga Special Care Nursery
Chestnut Foraging $5 per bucket

Saturday 29 - Sunday 30 April
PHANTASMAGORIA
Bogong Alpine Village
12noon to 5.00pm
http://bogongsound.com.au/projects/phantasmagoria

Sunday 30 April 
Historic Buckland Cemetery Tour
Meeting Bright Museum, Railway Ave, Bright
9.30am
Meet at the Bright Museum, maps and information provided. Drive in your own car to the Buckland Cemetery where a local historian will give a brief history of the gold rush days in the
Buckland and the lives and tragedies that befell the early gold seekers.
Entry: $10 including a delicious country morning tea with homemade cakes, tea and coffee in the beautiful gardens of John and Nanete Hall, who live next door to the cemetery

Mountain Pilates - Bright
Mondays 9am & 6.30pm - Total Body Strength and Length - Mat
Thursday 6.30am - Pilates Equip Circuit
Thursdays 5.30pm, 6.30pm Total Body Strength and Length - Mat
Thursdays 7.30pm - Athletic Body Strength and Length (intermediate level) - Mat
Mat Class: $15 per class, payable in advance for the term. Casual class $20. Max 10 people per class.
Pilates Equip Circuit: $180 10 pack, $23 Casual. Max 8 people per class.
Bookings essential.  Contact Anne on 0419 340 190
http://www.mountainpilates.com.au

Ginger Ki Yoga and Wellness Class Schedule
Monday - Vinyasa Yoga
Total Synergy Dance Studio 
65 Myrtle St
MYRTLEFORD VIC 7.30pm
Wednesday - Vinyasa Yoga
Anglican Church Hall 
Church Street
BRIGHT  VIC
5:30pm 
Thursday - Vinyasa Yoga 
Porepunkah Hall,
Martley Street
POREPUNKAH  VIC

Every Monday, Friday and Saturday
Tour and tasting at Bright Brewery
$18 tour and tastings | $10 tour only
3.00pm start

Everyday - Pick your own Chestnuts
Wandiful Produce
795 Morses Creek Road, Wandiligong
http://wandifulproduce.com.au/
0431 423 442
Time: 10am to 4pm
Would you like to know when the chestnuts start to fall? It’s an exciting time for those who know chestnuts, love to roast fresh ones and enjoy them with a glass of red wine and family.
We also offer a peeling service, so you can pick your chestnuts and have them peeled (only takes 5 mins) ready to use straight away or store in the freezer for when you want to use them, perhaps at Christmas time.  Enjoy a slice of chestnut cake and coffee or a light lunch in the farm shed.

Everyday - Hand feed European Red Deer, Goats, Chickens and Emus
Red Stag and Deer Farm
Hughes Lane Eurobin
Great place for kids - there are lots of deer and emu, ostriches, goats and chooks. The chickens are wondering around freely everywhere. All the other animals are safely enclosed.
Ph: (03) 5756 2365 
Fully Licensed & open daily from 10am to 4.00pm 7 days a week

Everyday - Catch your own fish
Mountain Fresh Trout and Salmon Farm
10 Stony Creek Road, Harrietville
Great place for kids - If you like fresh fish you cannot get any fresher. You catch it yourself, then it is gutted for you so all you have to do when you get home is cook it.
Ph: 03 5759 2558

Everyday - Kiewa Valley Historical Society Museum
7 days a week 9 am - 5 pm at Mt Beauty Information Centre, Kiewa Valley Highway,
the Kiewa Valley Historical Society’s Museum has the following 4 permanent displays -
The First Peoples of the Kiewa Valley and the Bogong High Plains
Kiewa Valley Cattlemen and Women and their High Plains' Huts
Cross Country Skiing on Mt Bogong and the High Plains
The Kiewa Hydro Electric Scheme and the town it created - Mount Beauty
We also have additional rotating exhibitions.
Entry - Donation appreciated
Emily Rose Yoga Class Schedule
Tuesday 7pm: Vinyasa Flow
Alpine Fitness Centre
Hawthorn Lane, Bright, VIC 3741 
Free for Alpine Fitness Centre members ($15 Casual Class price)
Wednesday 6.30pm: Vinyasa Flow
Wandiligong Public Hall
462 Morses Creek Rd, Wandiligong VIC 3744
Only 5 minute drive from the centre of Bright

Hatha Yoga Class Schedule
Tuesday 6.45pm
Harrietville Community Hall
$17 casual class or 10 class pass for $140 
Contact Gianna 0412 024 005

Every week
Tasting at Sweetwater Brewery
211 Kiewa Valley Hwy, Tawonga South
Friday - Sunday  1.00pm to 6.00pm
You can visit the Brewery and enjoy a selection of 5 Sweetwater Beers on tap fresh from the on site brewery.
http://www.sweetwaterbrewing.com.au/

Every Wednesday - Community Cuppa
Dumu Balcony Cafe, Bright
4 Ireland Street
Come up and have a free cuppa to help out trainees.  Donations welcomed and tax deductible.

Steak Night from next Wednesday, Taco Thursday  and Friday CFA Happy hour raffles every week
Snowline Hotel
Kitchen Open Every day from 12 – 230pm and 6-830pm
Bar Open Every day from, 12noon till late
03 5759 2524
 
Every Thursday
Mount Beauty Art Group
Mount Beauty Neighbourhood Centre
$3 per person (BYO lunch)
10.00am – 3.00pm
03 5754 1945
6.30pm
http://www.gingerkiyoga.com.au/

Every Friday prior to the Ski Season
The Ivory Rooms Tapas Bar
bookings  0419 930 000
6pm to late
81 Kiewa Valley Highway, Tawonga

Every Friday
Tour and tasting at Bright Chocolate Factory
Bright Chocolate Factory
$10 per person
2.00pm start
http://www.brightchocolate.com.au
03 5750 1235

Friday, Saturday and Sunday - Tour and Tasting at the Blizzard Brewery
Blizzard Brewing Company, Dinner Plain
0417 335 548
Please contact us for our current tour schedule
http://​http://www.blizzardbrewing.com
Green Season Hours:
Friday - 2pm to 8pm
Sat - 2pm to 8pm
Sun - 2pm to 6pm
Want to stay later?  Arrive before closing and let us know - we will stay open.
​Tour free; tastings $14 per paddle
Monday to Thursday - Tap Room is closed, but we will usually be in the brew house - brewing, kegging, canning, and so on.  Give us a ring or knock on the door for packaged takeaways.
03 5754 1881

Every Saturday
Live Music at the Alpine Hotel
Alpine Hotel, Bright
Free entry
0427 272 777
http://www.alpinehotelbright.com.au
 
Every Saturday
Myrtleford Laughter Club
Myrtleford Neighbourhood Centre
1.00pm start
http://www.laughwithus.com.au
Ph: 03 5750 1304
 
Every Saturday
Running and Walking Club - Alpine Fitness Centre
Hawthorn Lane, Bright
8.00am
03 5750 1137

Every Saturday
Myrtleford Indoor Market
150 Myrtle Street, Myrtleford
Free entry
9.00am – 1.30pm

Every Saturday & Sunday
Remedy Small Batch Gin Tasting 
Tani Eat & Drink
100 Gavan Street, Bright
12.00pm -3.00pm
Come in and taste our RSB limited release gin.
An Australian Alpine Gin made with local & wild botanicals in Bright.
G&T's and cocktails also available

Every Sunday
Sunday Sessions at the Wandi (live music)
Mountain View Hotel (Wandi Pub)
Free entry
2.00pm start
http://www.thewandipub.com
03 5755 1366
  
Every Sunday
Live music at Bright Brewery
Free entry
2.00pm start
03 5752 2258
http://www.brightbrewery.com.au


Dates to Remember May 2017

Dates to Remember

• 28th April to 7th May – Bright Autumn Festival
• 29th April - 9am - 4pm - Wandi Nut Festival
• 6th May – Autumn Festival Gala Day
• 5th-21st May – High Country Harvest
• 20th May – Make it Bake it Grow it Bright Market

 

Stay at Adina Lodge to enjoy these events

Special Dates at Bright / April 2017

 

Dates to Remember

 Stay at Adina Lodge to enjoy these Special Dates

  • 25th April – ANZAC Day - Further information below
  • 28th April to 7th May – Bright Autumn Festival
  • 7th May – Autumn Festival Gala Day
  • 5th-21st May – High Country Harvest
  • 20th May – Make it Bake it Grow it Bright Market

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