January 2013 Newsletter

Hi there!

Hope you've all been staying cool on the hot days in January?

We have uploaded today the Feb 2013 events calendar which you can get here in PDF format. There will also be hard copies available at The Water Wheel - hopefully in time for Australia Day this weekend.

In addition to all the excitement planned for February, including the annual Warburton 'Up and Running' fun run on Sun Feb 24th - and the Warburton Forest Village and Valley Festival on Feb 22, 23 and 24 - we've had a tree fall.

Not just any tree, reports are this giant mountain ash is 200 years old and when it came down, it came down with a thump. Making front page news of the local paper this week, Warburton has a new tourist attraction across the river behind the playground and shops in the main street.

You can still park in Thomas Avenue no problems, but this tree will now sit proudly across the Yarra River of Warburton - until the powers that be decide if it should be moved or left in place.

Next time you're in Warburton - have a look. What a whopper!

Giant Mountain Ash falls in Warburton

We look forward to seeing you all in Warburton this holiday weekend. We should be over the hot one on Thursday - the weekend looks 'just right'

Events calendar for February below:

Jan 18-29, 2013 - Fabric Frolic - The Patchwork Teahouse is part of this annual event!
Patchwork Teahouse is one of 7 stores involved in the 2013 Fabric Frolic. Free project pattern from each shop. Each shop has prepared a special treat for you in 2013. You will recieve 6 block patterns at each shop with bonus fabric for one block....
Jan 12 - Jan 31 - Exhibition - Capturing Our World - 03 5966 4500
Carly Young & Amy Elliott A photographic exhibition of landscapes and other interesting images from all over Australia by two talented young photographers....
Jan 22,25,26,27- The Sessions - Film - Ph 03 5966 4500
Australian director Ben Lewin's lighthearted drama starring Helen Hunt, John Hawkes and William H Macy caused a sensation at the Sundance Film Festival with it's acclaimed true story of a disabled man who seeks to lose his virginity later in life. Afflicted by polio as a child a not wishing to die a virgin, Mark engages a down-to-earth sex surrogate to assist him with his quest....
Jan 23,24,25,26 - Rise of the Guardians 3D - Film - Ph 03 5966 4500
An epic adventure that tells the story of a group of heroes – each with extraordinary abilities. When an evil spirit known as Pitch lays down the gauntlet to take over the world, the immortal guardians must join forces for the first time to protect the hopes, beliefs and imagination of children all over the world. (97 mins) All tix $8...
Jan 23,24,25 - A Monster In Paris 3D - Film - Ph 03 5966 4500
Directed with more than a little savoir-faire by Bibo Bergeron (Shark Tale) this French 3D-animated movie cleverly uses Paris as its picture perfect backdrop. When a wacky inventor, his camera-crazy best friend and a madcap monkey are let loose in a professor's laboratory, a little flea is transformed into the perfect all-singing, all-dancing stage companion to cabaret performer Lucille. (90 mins) All tix $8...
Jan 26th - Australia Day Celebrations - Reefton Hotel
Enjoy a relaxing day on the ROCS ground at the Reefton Hotel McMahons Creek. Music kicking off with Trev Dwyer followed by Fi Fi Fox and an evening of jamming so bring a chair and enjoy local talented musicians. Jumping Castle for the kids CFA BBQ and raffle draw etc. etc. 26th January....
Upper Yarra Arts Centre
Address: 3409 Warburton Highway Phone: 5966 4500 Melway Reference: 290 B4 Tuesday - Sunday 11am - 4pm Others days/times according to programming...
January - Art Space open at The Water Wheel.
Welcome all visitors to the new artspace at the Warburton Valley Waterwheel. Fantastic work from local artists is now available for purchase at the Warburton visitors information centre - at the Waterwheel. The Water Wheel Gallery aims to be open 10am - 4pm as part of the Warburton Valley Info Centre....
Warburton Valley Market Dates in 2013
To help you plan ahead for your weekend Warburton Markets fix!...
Feb 1 - 21 - Exhibition - Underworlds - 03 5966 4500
Alice Chalmers ~ Rebecca Kate ~ Claire Maud ~ Amber Koula ~ Paige Zidar ~ Molly McPhie. A group exhibition featuring the work of 6 young artists, Underworlds looks beneath the surface of everyday reality, to the hidden realms. Exploring the worlds of myth and storytelling, magic and dreamlands, the nether-regions of the mind and the duality of human experience. All under 25, the artists of Underworlds have spent all or most of their teenage years in the Yarra Valley....
Feb 1 & 2 - The Master - Film - Ph 03 5966 4500
Multi award winning director and writer Paul Thomas Anderson (Boogie Nights, There Will Be Blood) returns with his highly-anticipated character study of a lost soul, played by a career-best Joaquin Phoenix, welcomed into the life of a charismatic cult leader. Ex-Navy seaman Freddie Quell (Phoenix) has been left damaged by his wartime experiences and the home-made alcohol he prepares to numb them...
Feb 3, 2013 - Sunday - 2.00 pm – National Theatre Live: The Magistrate
Academy Award nominee, John Lithgow, takes the stage of London's National Theatre in the title role in this uproarious Victorian farce. The Magistrate is sure to have audiences doubled up with laughter. When amiable magistrate Posket (John Lithgow) marries Agatha (Olivier Award-winner, Nancy Carroll) , a little white lie is revealed and sparks a series of hilarous indignities and outrageous mishaps....
Feb 5,6,7,8,9,10 - The Quartet - Film - Ph 03 5966 4500
Dustin Hoffman directs this upbeat tale about aging and the continuing possibilities it offers. Veteran British actors Maggie Smith, Tom Courtenay, Billy Connolly and Pauline Collins star as the four members of a once-celebrated operatic ensemble. Reunited when one of them is forced to retire to Beecham House - an enviably plush retirement home for musicians - the group face a shared past filled with triumphs and regrets....
Feb 12, 2013 - Tuesday - 7.30 pm – Yarra Ranges Film Society Screening
Having a break in January - back on the 2nd Tuesday every month starting again in Feb 2013. Upper Yarra Arts Centre, 3409 Warburton Highway, Warburton Victoria 3799. Ph 03 5966 4500...
February 12 - Tuesday - 7.30 pm – Tell No One (France, 2006) – Thriller - Yarra Ranges Film Society Screening
A French doctor (Francois Cluzet) receives a strange message which suggests that his wife, brutally murdered some years ago, is still alive. Based on a novel by American Authour, Harlan Coben, this intriguing, well made thriller by Guilliaume Canet keeps the surprises coming while managing to stay on the right side of plausibility....
Feb 14,15,16,17,19,20 - Hitchcock - Film - Ph 03 5966 4500
In 1960, Alfred Hitchcock released "Psycho", a film that turned out to be one of the greatest of his career, and forever changed the horror genre. But the film almost didn't get made. The legendary English director had to fight with the movie studio, the censors and even his collaborative wife Alma to make a film that was considered unacceptable for audiences of the time. Starring Anthony Hopkins and Helen Mirren.(98 mins)...
Feb 22nd,23th,24th, 2013 - The Warburton Forest Village and Valley Festival
Part of the Sustainable Living Festival in the CBD, Warburton is having it's own Forest, Village and Valley festival, the themes are; food, wellbeing, creativity and technology in the village, forest and by the river....
Feb 23 - Sacred Earth in Concert - Performance - Ph 03 5966 4500
Based in Yarra Junction, Sacred Earth is the creation of Jethro & Prem Williams. For the last 9 years Jethro and Prem have been travelling the world, performing live the music of Sacred Earth. Prem shares with us her heart felt devotion for Spirit and our precious Mother Earth through mantra and songs from the heart and is supported by multi instrumentalist and husband Jethro, playing an array of instruments from around the world including Shakuhachi (Japanese flute), Indian Bansuri, Irish......
February 24, 2013 - Warburton Up and Running - Sunday
10th Anniversary! Join the fun and come for a run!...
Feb 26 & 27 - You Will Be My Son - Film - Ph 03 5966 4500
A prestigious wine-maker and owner of a renowned chateau and vineyard in Saint-Émilion is disheartened by the notion of his son Martin taking over the family business. When Philippe appears at the vineyard, Paul leaps at the chance to name him as his successor, neglecting the wishes of his own son. Like a fine wine, this drama is full-bodied and complex and provides a fascinating look at the matter of the transmission of knowledge, heritage and tradition in the world of wine. (102 mins)...

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.

Kind Regards
Paul Jackson
www.WarburtonInfo.com