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  • Locally grown garlic receives Bronze Medal

    In February, Yarra Glen Garlic participated in the 2019 Australian Food Awards Garlic competition, to benchmark our garlic against other producers in the industry. The garlic is judged using the following criteria – Uniformity, Condition, Quality, Aroma, Flavour (raw), Flavour (cooked). This is our 3rd year growing garlic, and we were extremely pleased to receive […]

  • Not The Archies is BACK!

    Not The Archies is BACK! www.notthearchies.com Know someone great? Paint your mate! With a prestigious portrait prize returning in Sept 2019 to the TarraWarra Museum of Art in the Yarra Valley, Council is also returning the Not The Archies exhibition. Not the Archies encourages the local community to embrace their inner artists and celebrate their […]

  • YAVA Fundraiser – Silent Auction & Fair

    Take the opportunity to purchase great original artworks at amazing prices! YAVA Fundraiser: Silent Auction & Fair 30x40cm pieces available WHEN: Saturday 31st Aug & Sunday 1st September (Fair: Saturday 31st August between 11am-2:00pm) WHERE: YAVA – 252 Maroondah Highway, Healesville (upstairs) Don’t miss out on: SAUSAGE SIZZLE CAKE STALL ART SUPPLY SWAP PRIZES! EVERYONE […]

  • Yarra Glen and District Historical Society AGM – 8th Sept

    The Annual General Meeting of the Yarra Glen and District Historical Society will be held on Sunday 8th September 2019 in the Supper Room of the Yarra Glen Memorial Hall at 1.30pm. Please bring a plate to share. A nomination form for Office Bearers and Committee for 2019-20 is attached together with Minutes of the […]

  • Free Council Event – Community Solutions in a Changing Climate

    Please find attached a flyer for a free Council run event titled “Community Solutions in a Changing Climate”. Expert speakers talking about strengthening community resilience and engaging others and ourselves with climate change. Dr. Susie Burke is a specialist in speaking to children about climate change and coping strategies. Associate Professor Lauren Rickards is a […]

  • Beyond Bushfires Research to Continue – 10 Years On

    Professor Lisa Gibbs and her colleagues at the University of Melbourne are planning to get back in touch with the original study participants of the Beyond Bushfires study over the next couple of months.   The survey will look at how people are managing 10 years after the 2009 bushfires, to build an understanding of […]

  • Deer Control Forum – Saturday 22nd June 1-3 pm

    Northern Yarra Landcare Network Deer Control Forum WHEN: Saturday 22nd June 1-3 pm WHERE: Dixon’s Creek Reserve Hall – Melba Highway, Dixon’s Creek Are deer damaging your crops, gardens or revegetation projects? Are you building high fences to protect your property against deer? Join us to learn about successful deer control programs from two other […]

  • Landcare hosted tour of The Edible Forest, Yarra Valley

    Northern Yarra Landcare Network invites you to a Landcare hosted tour of The Edible Forest, Yarra Valley – Saturday 16 March 2019 @ 10.30 – 11.30amTransformed from an old paddock, be amazed and delighted at the magnificent range of palette sparkling tastes on offer at this local culinary paradise! All landcare members and other interested […]

  • Black Saturday 10 Year Anniversary Commemoration Events

    There are a number of events being held to commemorate the 10 year anniversary of the Black Saturday bushfires in Victoria. State Commemoration: Mon 4th Feb, 5:00pm (more info) Recovery Talk with Rob Gordon: Wed 6th Feb, 7:00pm (more info) Steels Creek Reflection Walk: Thurs 7th Feb, 9:30am (more info) Yarra Glen Rememberance: Thurs 7th […]

  • Please Contribute – Black Saturday Commemorative Edition

    The next Jolly Thing is a Black Saturday commemorative edition. A special edition, marking 10 years and we are calling Screekians near and far to contribute. This is a reflective time for our community, although you may draw upon some tough and challenging  memories, many great and wonderful things have come from it also. Teens and young adults, you were […]

  • Yarra Glen & District Historical Society 2019 Calendar

    Introducing next year’s Calendar featuring the Yarra Glen Primary School &  celebrating their 150 year Anniversary. The 12 Black & White images inside include small group & whole school group photo’s as well as images over the years. It is available through the History Room priced at $12.00 for members & $15.00 for non members. […]

  • Yarra Valley Open Studios: 10th-11th Nov 2018

    It’s nearing time again for Open Studios, but this year our area has been shifted to the later time-slot of 10th and 11th November. You’ll be able to visit various artists studios and other events in the Valley leading up to, and over the Open Studios weekend. Local Steels Creek artist, Margaret McLoughlin, will once […]

  • Inaugural Yarra Valley Opera Festival (Oct 12-21st)

    The inaugural Yarra Valley Opera Festival, in conjunction with Gertrude Opera, is happening from Oct 12-21. This is no amateur festival! World class opera singers will come together under the big top at Olinda Yarra and other locations for an incredible program of both classic and contemporary Opera. Yes, even an operatic performance of “The […]

  • Lilydale Airport Airshow – Nov 25th

    The Lilydale Airport is hosting the airshow. Charities benefiting from this event are the Yarra Glen Mens Shed and the Lilydale Rotary Club. For more information contact: Neroli Merridew (0419 536 911)  

  • Garden Club: Lambley’s Nursery and Tulip Tour

    Garden Club: Lambley’s Nursery and Tulip Tour  The Steels Creek Garden Club have organised a bus trip to Lambley’s Nursery and Tulip display on the 9th Oct. BYO morning tea and lunch. WHEN: Tuesday 9th Oct (8:15am) WHERE: Meeting at Yarra Glen Park 8.15am for a 8.30am departure. COST: $5 for garden tour, everyone’s welcome. […]