Doors open for Williamstown tour

Where: Williamstown’s Mechanics Institute, at 5 Electra Street, Williamstown

When: 12.30-4.30pm, Sunday, April 17

People will have a rare chance to see inside some of Williamstown’s most intriguing homes and businesses at Open Williamstown this weekend. Proceeds from the guided walking tour go to Cancer Council Victoria, and while private addresses are under wraps until the day, Star Weekly can reveal they include a Victorian cottage built in 1920, a stunning modern family home and a Victorian Italionate dating back to 1862 where writer Hal Porter once boarded. Tickets are $35 online or $40 on the day. Book at ticketebo.com.au/openwilliamstown2016 

 

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Roulettes air display at Point Cook

Where: RAAF Museum, RAAF Williams, Point Cook

When: 1pm, Sunday April 17

The Air Force’s premier aerobatic team, the Roulettes, will be performing an interactive air display at the RAAF Museum, Point Cook on Sunday, April 17, from 1pm.. Details: www.airforce.gov.au/raafmuseum

 

Rare chance to tour ‘enchanted’ garden

Where: 7 Wood Street, Woodend

When: 9am-4pm, April 16-17

An historic Woodend estate given new life by world-renowned garden designer Paul Bangay will be open to the public for the first time in more than a decade later this month. Formerly the site of Woodend’s Catholic school, the Enchanted Gardens of St Ambrose feature a sweeping, tree-lined drive and a formal European-style garden across more than 1.2 hectares. Cost: $20 Details: st.ambrosefarm@bigpond.com

 

Caroline Springs RSL on parade

Where: From Caroline Springs Police station

When: 10.30am. Sunday April 17

War veterans, their families and friends will be out in force for Caroline Springs RSL’s second ever Anzac Day march on Sunday. –

 

Legends Theatre Club presents The Importance of Being Earnest

Where: Bluestone Theatre, Kyneton

When: 5pm, Sunday, August 17

Some of the greatest plays of all time are bound for the stage of Kyneton’s renovated Bluestone Theatre, thanks to a new concept led by former Bellbird, Prisoner and Neighbours star Maggie Millar.

 

Setting Sun Film Festival back on big screen

Where: Sun  Theatre, Yarraville

When: Until April 17

This year’s Setting Sun Film Festival attracted 60 entries, creating plenty of work for festival director Anna Bourozikas as she tackles the task of whittling them down to the festival finalists. Details: settingsunshortfilmfestival.com.au

 

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Gardening information session with Jane Edmanson

Where: Amarco Apartments. 9 Edgar Street, Kingsville

When: 11am-1pm, Saturday, April 16

Gardening guru Jane Edmanson (pictured) will help people make the most out of gardening in small spaces at a free community event at Amarco Apartments in Kingsville. The Gardening Australia and 3AW presenter will host an information session at the independent retirement living complex. Details: amarcoapartments.com.au

Rare beer coasters form bright display

Where: Kyneton Museum, 67 Piper Street

When: 11am-4pm, Fridays to Sundays until June 26.

Bright, colourful and sometimes outrageous beer coasters from bygone eras are on show as part of a new exhibition at Kyneton museum. Hundreds of coasters collected by Kerrie resident Jacky Kelly and Drummond North’s Terry Moore form the bulk of items on display, which also includes rare matchboxes. The exhibition is open from 11am-4pm every Friday-Sunday until June 26. Details: 1300 888 802