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Bairnsdale Golf Club Come and Try Month

October is try golf month at the Bairnsdale Golf Club, Paynesville Road, Eagle Point.  Every Sunday in October, from 9.00-11.30am, people of all ages are welcome to try driving, hitting and putting with other beginners with the assistance of club members and the club professional, Wayne Thomas.  $10.00 per session, or $40.00 for the 5 Sundays, with equipment provided.  Please phone the club on 5156 6252 or email club@bairnsdalegolf.com.au to register. 


East Gippsland Shire LEGO Club

Junior LEGO enthusiasts are invited to attend our LEGO Club sessions. The supervised sessions will incorporate freestyle creativity and some themed construction activities.  Bookings are required.  Phone 5152 4225.

Bairnsdale Library, Tuesday 14 November, 4.00pm – 5.00pm


Children’s Week at the East Gippsland Shire Library (21 – 29 October)

For more information or to book please phone the library on 5152 4225.


Storytime with Peppa Pig

No bookings required.  For ages 0 – 5.

Peppa Pig will visit library Storytime sessions in Children’s Week. These special Storytimes are for children 0 to 5 years of age, and include stories, songs and activities.

Lakes Entrance Service Centre- Monday 23 October, 11.00am – 12.00pm

Paynesville Service Centre-Thursday 26 October, 11.00am – 12.00pm

Bairnsdale Library-Friday 27 October, 11.00am – 12.00pm


Storytime with Dorothy the Dinosaur

No bookings required.  For ages 0 – 5.

Dorothy the Dinosaur will visit library Storytime in Children’s Week. This special Storytime is for children 0 to 5 years of age, and include stories, songs and activities.


Activity Session – Magnets

Bookings essential. Phone 5152 4225. For ages 5 – 12.

Come along to the library’s special Children’s Week Activity Session. Listen to stories, play games, win prizes, and make and decorate your very own magnets.


Bairnsdale Library-Monday 23 October, 3.45pm – 4.45pm

Paynesville Service Centre-Wednesday 25 October, 3.45pm – 4.45pm

Lakes Entrance Service Centre-Thursday 26 October, 3.45pm – 4.45pm



LEGO Session

Bookings essential. Phone 5152 4225. For ages 5 – 12.

LEGO enthusiasts are invited to attend our Children’s Week LEGO Club session. The supervised session will incorporate freestyle creativity and some themed construction activities.

Bairnsdale Library-Wednesday 25 October, 3.45pm – 4.45pm


Games Session

No bookings required. For ages 5 – 12.

Come and play Xbox games and board games Meeting Room 1 at Bairnsdale Library. Children will not be supervised so parents may choose to join in the fun with their younger children.

Bairnsdale Library, Saturday 21 October, 9.30am – 12.00pm


Movie Screenings - Access All Areas Junior Film Festival

Bookings essential. Phone 5152 4225.  For ages 5 – 12.

These films have been made as part of the Access All Areas Film Festival and includes approximately 50 minutes of child produced films.  Two of the films show the perspective of children with disability, including one by a boy at primary school in a wheelchair and another entirely in Auslan. 

Lakes Entrance Service Centre- Tuesday 24 October, 3.45 pm – 4.45 pm

Paynesville Service Centre-Friday 27 October, 3.45 pm – 4.45 pm

Bairnsdale Library-Saturday 28 October, 10.30 am – 11.30 am


Messy Church at St John’s

Messy Church is a monthly fun activity for all ages to get together for fun, games, messy experiences, stories, a celebration and a meal. Don’t miss out!

Where:           St John’s Anglican Church Hall, cnr Francis & Service Streets, Bairnsdale.

When:            First Sunday of the month, 4.00pm-6:30pm

Theme:           5 November-we will feature “The 10 Lamps”, a story Jesus told to encourage us to always be ready for his return.

Who:               Come and join us. All ages and abilities are welcome!  Children please come with an adult.

For enquiries ring St John’s 5152 3133, Monday-Friday 9.00am-12.00pm.


Stop the Traffick 5K Walk

The US state department reports that 600-800,000 across women and children (mostly girls) will be the unwilling victims of human trafficking across borders globally each year. Girls will be tricked into chasing the promise of a better life – instead being sold into slavery and abuse.  If you are as appalled as we are you can do something about it. You are invited to join our Stop the Traffick 5K Walk, raising funds and awareness for Captivating International and the incredible work of their partners to intercept people being trafficked throughout Asia.

When:            Registrations at 5:30pm, ready to start walking at 6.00pm on Monday 20 November.

Where:           Starting at St John’s Anglican Church Hall, cnr Francis & Service Streets. Then walking through Bairnsdale CBD.

Cost:               Bring your donation (of any amount) in cash on the day.

Wear:              Something red!

Who:               Everyone. Kids are welcome.  Ask all your friends and family along too!

Find the event on the Sisterhood of East Gippsland Facebook page or call Von on 0400 321 670.


Beyond ‘Telling Off’ Talking with Your Kids in Tricky times

A workshop presented by Jo Lange


Often parents find themselves disciplining children, over and over again, with no real change in their child’s challenging behaviour. This presentation focuses on the essential communication skills parents need to effectively deal with negative behaviour when it occurs

In a calm and instructive way, effective discipline guides and teaches children, increasing their understanding and responsibility in making better behaviour choices.


Date:               Thursday 19th October

Time:              Registration 6.00pm – 6.30pm, Workshop 6.30pm - 8.30pm

Venue:           Bairnsdale Sporting and Convention Centre, 117 Great Alpine Road

Registrations are essential.  To register for one or more of the above sessions please email c4cteam@ucgipps.org.au and be sure to include which session/s you wish to attend.  There is no cost.  These parent sessions are fully funded by the Communities for Children Program Uniting Care Gippsland who are partnering with the East Gippsland Shire Council.



Canine Carnivale and Food Van Fiesta

Come along and join us for a fun and festive afternoon.  Bring the whole family, especially the four-legged ones.  Meet Dogs who are available for adoption in a social setting, have your face painted, enjoy the food vans, demonstrations by local dog clubs, canine related market stalls, a ‘Doggie Show Ring’ and much more!

Saturday 4 November 4.00pm until 8.00pm Howitt Park, Bairnsdale.


Sisterhood of East Gippsland

The Sisterhood of East Gippsland is a place for women to enjoy themselves, discover the beautiful Truth of who they are and band together with their Sisters to make a difference in our world.

Where:           St John’s Anglican Church Hall, cnr Francis & Service Streets, Bairnsdale.

When:             Fortnightly Monday evenings, 6pm-7:30pm. Includes a light supper.

Theme:           Strong Warriors: Colours of Warfare on October 23rd. Come along to discover where your fighting strength comes from and enjoy some mindful colouring.

Cost:               $2.00 donation.

Find the Sisterhood of East Gippsland on Facebook or call Von on 0400 321 670.