Easter is here - and the Easter Bunny will be in Warburton.
There are a huge number of great events happening in the Warburton Valley this April - and it's all kicking off this weekend with the annual Warburton Community Fundraiser at the Warburton Caravan Park.
Below is a quick summary of events happening during the first weeks of April - we make updates here during the month - so pop in for a look at any time.
|March 16 - April 11 - Warburton Art Show - Exhibition - Ph 5966 4500
The Inaugural Warburton Art Show facilitated by the Upper Yarra Artisans. Twilight Opening & Awards Ceremony at the Upper Yarra Arts Centre. Saturday 16th March 4pm - 7pm. Admission $10 includes wine & gourmet finger food, exhibiting artists free. Winners of each section will be announced at the opening night function, Prize money will be awarded to the artist on the night. Come along and make the first Warburton Art Show a great success....
|March 28,30,31, April 2- Film - Lincoln - Ph 03 5966 4500
Pulitzer prize-winner Tony Kushner's adaptation of Doris Kearns Goodwins' book focuses on the last four months of Abraham Lincoln's life as he worked to end the civil war in the south and pass a constitutional amendment to outlaw slavery. Bringing to light the backroom deals that helped secure the constitutional changes that would change the course of America, Spielberg's drama gives audiences a glimpse into the personal life of a president who put his life on the line to end slavery....
|March 31 - Sunday - Annual Easter Annual Fundraiser 2013 - Warburton Caravan Park
Warburton Caravan Park. Live Music Featuring Wilbur Wilde, Peter Brocklehurst, YARRA RIVER BAND - ROCK & BLUES + RUCKUS - AUSTRALIAN COUNTRY MUSIC. Proceeds going towards our local Warburton Community like the Warburton Primary School and SES....
|April 2,3,4,5 - Film - Paranorman 3D - Ph 03 5966 4500
Misunderstood local boy Norman, is able to speak with the dead so when his small town comes under siege by zombies who else can they call? In addition to the zombies, he'll have to take on ghosts, witches and, worst of all, moronic grown-ups, to save his town from a centuries-old curse. But this young ghoul whisperer may find his paranormal activities pushed to their otherworldly limits. USA (93 mins)...
|April 5,6,7 - Film - Anna Karenina - Ph 03 5966 4500
With 4 Oscar nominations, this depiction of Leo Tolstoy’s epic love story is period drama at its most exciting, intoxicating and modern. Keira Knightley, Aaron Taylor Johnson , Jude Law, Matthew MacFadyen and Kelly Mcdonald star in this lavish yet modern approach to a much-filmed literary classic. UK (130 mins)...
|April 6 - Meets 1st Saturday of every month - Contact Sue - 0404 860 820
Join the local members of Amnesty Internation on the 1st Saturday of every month at the Good Food Room. 10am start. New members or anyone interested always welcome....
|April 6-7, 2013 - The Tesselaar Gardening & Plants Expo. Enquiries: 03 9737 7701
The Tesselaar Gardening and Plants Expo offers more than your average plant market with the opportunity to buy direct from the grower. Situated in the heart of Victoria’s plant growing community, this extraordinary market brings a wide range of plants and gardening information together in the one place for you to enjoy. The Tesselaar Gardens (home of the famous Tulip Festival) is filled with Roses, Liliums and a colourful variety of perennial. It is a place of inspiration....
|April 6-7 - Crank Up 2013 - Upper Yarra Museum
Upper Yarra Museum is delighted to host a bigger and better Crank Up event at Yarra Junction on the April 6 and 7, 2013 Return of the competition Woodchop to the Upper Yarra highlights the program which also features vintage steam and stationary engines, stately vintage commercial vehicles and cars along with numerous demonstrations including chain saw carving, wood turning, post and rail fence construction, wood shingle making, black smithing, spinning and weaving...
|April 8 - Community Meeting East Warburton - Mobile Phone Coverage Problems
At Millwarra Primary School. East Warburton. As part of the on-going establishment of a Community Fire Refuge, a public meeting has been arranged to discuss the lack of mobile coverage and the feasibility of the installation of a tower with Telstra. It is relevant to residents of East Warburton, McMahon’s Creek, Reefton, & Big Pats Creek....
|April 9, 2013 - Tuesday - 7.30 pm – Yarra Ranges Film Society Screening
2nd Tuesday every month at Upper Yarra Arts Centre, 3409 Warburton Highway, Warburton Victoria 3799. Ph 03 5966 4500. NOW ALSO 3rd Tuesday of every month at The Memo, Healesville....
|April 9,10,11,12 - Film - Wreck It Ralph 3D - Ph 03 5966 4500
Walt Disney Animation Studios and Emmy-winning director Rich Moore take moviegoers on a hilarious, arcade-game-hopping journey. Ralph is tired of being overshadowed by Fix-It Felix, the "good guy" star of their game who always gets to save the day. Ralph decides he's tired of playing the role of a bad guy and takes matters into his own massive hands to prove he's got what it takes to be a hero. USA (108 mins)...
|April 9,10,11,13 - Film - The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey 3D - Ph 03 5966 4500
JRR Tolkein’s beloved novel is adapted by the Oscar-winning team that brought The Lord of the Rings trilogy to life. Hobbit Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) is swept into an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor. Ian McKellen, Andy Serkis, Hugo Weaving, Cate Blanchett, Christopher Lee, Ian Holm, Elijah Wood, and Orlando Bloom return to Middle Earth. With 3 Oscar award nominations The Hobbit marks the start of an all-new trilogy, shot in immersive 3D...
|April 13 - May 2 - Contrast & Connection - Exhibition - Ph 5966 4500
The joint exhibition of mother and daughter artists, Joan Naismith and Kelly Jackson, will focus on elements occurring in the forest environment. Their works in oil, mixed media and photography, will investigate their contrasting perceptions of nature, using traditional and abstract techniques: each with different styles, from realism to semi- abstract representations, all exploring their unique perceptions of the qualities and cycles occurring in the forest and its surrounds.....
|April 17 and 24 - Dance - Warburton Salsa & Tango - Ph 03 5966 4500
with Corrie Wade from The Fifth Corner Dance Company. Come and try one of the most popular dance styles danced all around the world. Classes are run in a fun and friendly atmosphere. Social dancing will follow the Tango class where you will be able to try out all your new moves on the dance floor. FREE SOCIAL DANCING. SALSA Come and try one of the most popular dance styles danced all around the world. Salsa is a fun energetic dance with origins from the Caribbean and Latin America...
|April 19 - 21 - Melbourne Oxfam Trailwalker endurance and fundraising event.
This event will involve more than 800 teams of four, each of which has the goal of walking 100 km within a 48-hour period. All four members of each team must complete the whole course. The Melbourne Trailwalker starts off at Jells Park in Glen Waverley and stretches northwards and eastwards along the Dandenong and Yarra Ranges, finishing at Wesburn which is near Warburton. Most of the walking is on bush tracks....
|April 19 and 20 - "Theatre Shorts 2" - Warburton Theatre Productions
Back after a great production in 2012, this is an entertaining production of TEN bite-sized plays from a diversity of local writers, actors and directors in a cabaret setting. A special guest judge will present the "2013 Best Script" Award on the Friday night & all audience members will get to vote for the "2013 Best Actor" Award which will be tallied & presented on the Saturday night
The Water Wheel (Ph 03 5966 9600) is open daily between 10am - 4pm - thanks to our great team of volunteers.
We hope you enjoy your next visit to The Warburton Valley.