KEW MUNITY - FESTIVAL PROGRAM 2012

Festival Time @ Kew Court House

presented by the City of Boroondara
188 High Street, Kew

Boroondara Kew Court House

Check out Boroondara's newest cultural venue and enjoy the performances, talks and exhibitions presented by Council in association with resident arts groups during this year's Kew Community Festival time. The full program of events can be found here. ## The 2012 Festival Program is as follows:

Friday 16 March

KEW TRAFFIC SCHOOL ANNUAL BASH
(free entry)
Session times
3.00pm - 3.30pm ages 2-5 years
3.30pm - 4.00pm ages 2-5 years
4.00pm - 4.30pm ages 2-5 years
4.30pm - 5.00pm ages 6-10 years
5.00pm - 5.30pm ages 6-10 years
Kew Traffic School cnr. Cotham and Grange Rds Kew
Kick off the Kew Community Festival with a visit to the Kew Traffic School.
Free activities for the whole family including face painting, an animal farm and a jumping castle.
Please BYO bicycle and helmet; all cyclists must wear a helmet. Children must also be accompanied and supervised by an adult at all times.
Bookings are essential and open from Monday 5 March - Phone 9278 4768
Tram route 109, stop 41

Saturday 17 March

BATTLE OF THE BANDS
(free entry, optional gold coin donation)
1.30pm - 4.00pm Hays Paddock, Longstaff Street East Kew
Presented by The Tomorrow Makers and Boroondara Youth Services. Come and listen to live local music in a fully supervised drug and alcohol free open air environment.
Enquiries 9835 7829 or 9835 7823
OPENING CONCERT AND FIREWORKS
(free entry)
6.30pm - 9.00pm Hays Paddock, Longstaff Street East Kew
Bring a picnic, enjoy THE HALLMARKS presenting 100% Aussie popular hits from the sixties to now, with special guest Tania Doko from BACHELOR GIRL and Andrew de Silva from CDB. Supporting act is The LadyBirds a cappella group. Camberwell Girls Grammar School Stage band will open the program. Concluding with spectacular fireworks. There will be childrens’ rides and refreshments available.
Enquiries 9853 9576

Sunday 18 March

HISTORICAL STUDLEY PARK BOAT HOUSE TOUR
(free entry)
10.00am - 12noon Join the Yarra River Keepers’ Association tour of historical Studley Park Boat House, Yarra Bend Park & River, Dights Falls, long gone bridges, pumping stations and geology conducted by Y.R.K.A. committee member, Tony Michael, an acknowledged local historian. Wear walking shoes, shades and sunhat recommended. - Not suitable for strollers or dogs. Max. 20 persons.
Bookings essential: kewhistory@gmail.com or 0419 587 939 before 12 March.
JAZZ BY THE GREEN - OPEN DAY
(free entry)
12noon - 4.00pm Presented by Kew Heights Sports Club. Play a free game of Lawn Bowls or tennis to the smooth sounds of live jazz.. Special games for kids and free face painting. Catering available and drinks at Bowls Club prices. All welcome.
Enquiries 9817 3936 - or - http://www.kewheights.com.au
KEW HISTORICAL SOCIETY HERITAGE - COACH TOUR
(free entry)
1.45pm for 2.00pm departure. finish 4.00pm Assemble at Kew Court House, 188 High St Kew
Discover Kew’s historic buildings, homes and gardens. - Tour finishes at Court House.
Limited seating so bookings are essential prior to event. - Contact 9853 8758.
Tram route 48 stop 34, route 109 stop 34
KEW HISTORICAL SOCIETY TOUR OF BOROONDARA (KEW) CEMETERY
(free entry)
2.00pm departure, finish 4.00pm Assemble at the front gates of the Boroondara (Kew) Cemetery, cnr. Parkhill Road and High Street A fascinating venture into Kew’s ancestry. Walking shoes, shades and sunscreen recommended.
Bookings are essential prior to the event on 9853 8758.
Tram route 48 stop 36
BOROONDARA SYMPHONIC BAND CONCERT
(free entry)
2.30pm Holy Trinity Church High St Kew (corner of High and Pakington Streets)
“The Spirit of Wales”. Come along and join the Boroondara Symphonic Band for an afternoon of Welsh ayres, dances, hymns and songs. All welcome. For further details 9859 3734
Tram route 48 stop 35

Tuesday 20 March

ISRAELI CIRCLE DANCING
(free entry)
9.15am - 10.00am Leo Baeck Centre For Progressive Judaism,- 37 Harp Road East Kew
Free trial! Israeli Circle Dancing Class! Come and try Israeli dancing: no prior experience, nor partners required. It’s a great way to get fit, the gentle way.
Tram route 48 stop 39
JEWISH FUN TIME
(free entry)
4.00pm - 4.45pm Leo Baeck Centre For Progressive Judaism 33 Harp Road East Kew
For 3-6 year olds with an adult. Come and see how Jewish children celebrate Passover.
Bookings essential at Leo Baeck Centre Office, 37 Harp Road East Kew, 9819 7160
Tram route 48 stop 39

Wednesday 21 March

SENIOR CITIZENS LUNCH
(free entry)

BOOKED OUT

12noon to 2.30pm Trinity Grammar School, cnr Cotham Road and Charles St Kew - (entrance near Petrie Square)
Special lunch prepared and served by hospitality students from Trinity and Ruyton Schools. Event includes entertainment for seniors. Sponsored by Toscano’s.
Bookings are essential as numbers are limited. Ring 9859 1743 or 9853 9576
Tram route 16 stop 80, route 48 stop 35, route 109 stop 35
GAMES NIGHT FOR GIRLS 6.30pm - 8.00pm Saint Hilary’s Church Hall, corner John and Rowland Streets Kew
Come and join Kew Girl Guides for a fun filled night of games and activities! Open to all girls aged 5-15!
Please R.S.V.P. Lauren at Lauren_kew_guides@hotmail.com or 0419 355 549

CHOCOLATE APPRECIATION NIGHT AT XOCOLATL
($10.00 per person)

BOOKED OUT - EXTRA SESSION THURSDAY

7.30pm Xocolatl, 11 Strathalbyn Street East Kew
Learn how to understand and appreciate chocolate tasting. What to look for and different types of chocolate. A showbag of chocolate goodies will be provided.
Bookings essential 9857 0971
Route 48 stop 40

Thursday 22 March

CHORAL SINGING IN KEW WITH 6 GREAT CHOIRS
(by donation)
7.30pm - 9.30pm Sacred Heart Church corner Cotham Road and Glenferrie Road Kew
Come and enjoy a wonderful evening listening to The Melbourne Singers, Yarra Gospel Choir, Sing Australia Hawthorn, Clough Choristers, The Melbourne Chorus and Le Canterine Del Fogolar.
Booking not required, entry by donation.
Tram route 16 stop 80, route 48 stop 36, route 109 stop 36.
CHOCOLATE APPRECIATION NIGHT AT XOCOLATL
($10.00 per person)
7.30pm Xocolatl, 11 Strathalbyn Street East Kew
Learn how to understand and appreciate chocolate tasting. What to look for and different types of chocolate. A showbag of chocolate goodies will be provided.
Bookings essential 9857 0971
Route 48 stop 40

Saturday 24 March

YARRA TRAMS COMMUNITY STREET PARADE
(free entry)
10.30am The parade commences at Harp Junction and proceeds down High Street entering Victoria Park through the main gates then proceeding to the main stage in the park. Watch the parade between the reserve entrance, along High St, to Victoria park entrance gates.
Tram route 48 stop 40
KEWMUNITY DAY
(free entry)
10.30am - 4.30pm Victoria Park, corner High Street and Adeney Avenue East Kew is our new bigger home for the day. Bring the whole family to experience a day of activities including live entertainment on the Bendigo Bank stage, a variety of exhibitors selling a wide range of foods, to crafts and displays, to Edgars Mission animal farm (sponsored by Bob Stewart), children’s activities and much more.
Tram route 48 stop 39
BOROONDARA POLICE STATION TOURS
(free entry)
12noon - 4.00pm Boroondara Police Station, 34 Harp rd., East Kew
Tours run hourly. Go behind the scenes and see the holding cells, the detective’s desk, photos of police in 1880’s, the lost property, see inside a police car and more.
Bookings essential on 8851 1111
Tram route 48 stop 39
COME AND TRY CROQUET SESSION
(free entry)
1.00pm - 3.00pm Victoria Park, High Street East Kew
Croquet is a delightful yet challenging game. Visit the friendly Kew Croquet Club and meet club members who will provide information and coaching for those wishing to learn about the game. The clubhouse design was attributed to Walter Burley Griffin and built in 1934. Flat sole shoes only and equipment provided
Tram route 48 stop 39

Sunday 25 March

LBC CIVIC SERVICE
(no collection)
10.00am - 12.30pm Leo Baeck Centre for Progressive Judaism, 37 Harp Road East Kew.
Service followed by a tour of the synagogue. All welcome.
Enquiries 9819 7160
YARRA RIVERKEEPER WALK IN STUDLEY PARK
(free entry)
10.00am - 12noon Assemble in front of Studley Park Boathouse before 10am
Join the Yarra Riverkeeper, Ian Penrose for a 2hour walk around Studley Park in Kew. Learn about the wonders of the Yarra River, its stories, its wild life, the work of the award winning Riverkeepers, and caring for the river environment. Wear strong shoes for unsealed or steep paths. Not suitable for strollers or dogs. Limited to 50 people so book early.
Book at info@yarrariver.org.au or 0409 510 766.
VILLA ALBA MUSEUM – OPEN DAY
(free entry)
1.00pm - 5.00pm Villa Alba, 44 Walmer Street Kew
View the progress being made in revealing and restoring the nationally significant painted decorations created in 1883-4 and enjoy exploring the flourishing recreated formal garden. At 2pm there will be a 45 minute tour of the highlights of the house and garden. Afternoon tea available for purchase.
Enquiries – Andrew 0425 728 386 or www.villaalbamuseum.org
CARMELITE MONASTERY 35TH. ECUMENICAL GATHERING
(free entry)
2.30pm Carmelite Monastery, 94 Stevenson Street Kew
Participate in an inter-denominational service incorporating religious leaders, choirs and musicians. Followed by afternoon tea in the Monastery Gardens.
RSVP 9853 2402
HIGH VOLTAGE ROCKS THE RSL
(free entry)
3.00pm - 5.00pm Kew RSL, 63 Cotham Road Kew
High Voltage Rock School presents 5 outstanding young bands from the current 2012 H.V.R.S. Program
Enquiries; Danniel Smith, 0401 447 367 or dann@highvoltagerockschool.com.au
NORTH KEW TENNIS CLUB OPEN DAY
(free entry)
12.30pm - 5.00pm 177-179 Willsmere Road Kew
All visitors are welcome to come and play on the courts and enjoy a sausage sizzle. Club coaches will also be on hand. As a special offer if people decide to join the club on the day the annual membership fee will be reduced by 50%
Contact: Mark 0404 878 688 or www.nktc.org.au
LEO BAECK CENTRE ANNUAL LECTURE
(free entry)
7.30pm Leo Baeck Centre for Progressive Judaism, 37 Harp Rd, East Kew.
Mr. Josh Frydenberg M.P. member for Kooyong, will speak on “Sir Zelman Cowan my mentor: his life and times”
Mr. Josh Frydenberg M.P. gave the eulogy at Sir Zelman Cowan’s recent funeral.
Enquiries 9819 7160.