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Local Events

St John’s Annual Fair- A Great Family Fun Day Saturday 18 November

8.30am BBQ Breakfast

9.30 am Teddy Bear Service

We invite all teddies to visit St John’s church with their owners for a special service on Saturday with Archdeacon Ted Gibson to thank and bless our teddies. Some homeless teddies can be adopted on the day.

Music- There will be two thirty minute performances in the church by the Bairnsdale Secondary saxophone quartet at 10.30am and 11.30am as well as music performed outside by the Bairnsdale city band.

Devonshire Tea, BBQ- Enjoy a cuppa and homemade scones during the morning or something from our BBQ.  Christmas Cakes, Puddings, Cakes, Jams and Preserves- Our Christmas cakes and puddings are all home-made as well as the great variety of cakes, jams and preserves for sale during the day.  There will also be a Jumping Castle, Woodwork & Historical Automobile Display, Market Stalls, Johnno’s Shed and Outreach Centre Open, Huge Variety of Bargain Books, Raffles, Great Selection of Plants, Craft and more.


East Gippsland Community Christmas Appeal

This Appeal provides food hampers and children’s gifts to East Gippsland families at Christmas. It is about locals looking out for locals, and acknowledging that Christmas can sometimes be a time of financial strain and not all families experience the joy of sharing a Christmas meal with family and friends.  Community Service Agencies refer families to the Christmas Appeal and hampers and gifts are given without judgement. It is an opportunity for the community to work together to share their best wishes at Christmas time.  You can help by donating gifts of non-perishable food, children’s gifts or money to support the appeal. These can be brought to the Bairnsdale Campus and added to the basket in the office. Alternatively cash donations can be made at Uniting office, 49 McCulloch Street, Bairnsdale. Please contact Uniting Gippsland on 5152 9600 for further details.


Creative Kids-Naive line drawing with Linden Dean

The East Gippsland Art Gallery Creative Kids program presents its eleventh workshop for primary school aged children. 

Local Artist Linden Dean is renowned for her figurative based naive paintings. Her years as a teacher gives her a great understanding of children and their abilities to embrace the naive technique. Children will learn drawing techniques from Linden and come away with their own mini naive styled masterpiece.

Art smocks are encouraged and budding artists should also bring a drink bottle. A fruit snack is provided.


Date:              Tuesday 21 and Wednesday 22 November 3.45pm – 5.30pm

Venue:           East Gippsland Art Gallery, 2 Nicholson St, Bairnsdale


Supported by Uniting Care Gippsland, all workshops are free and places are limited. For more information and to book, please contact the East Gippsland Art Gallery.

Ph: 5153 1988 or info@eastgippslandartgallery.org.au