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What's happening in Burnie

Mon 14 Jan 2019 to Thu 11 Apr 2019


Red Cross Volunteers Needed - Red Cross across the coast is currently recruiting volunteers to the Emergency Services Team.
Would you like to help the community in times of need, receive training and be part of a team that provide services Before, During and After an emergency?
For more information visit the Red Cross at



Lola Greene: Cultural Jewels at the Burnie Art Gallery - A touring exhibition from the Australian Design Centre

The eighth in the Living Treasures: Masters of Australian Craft series, Lola Greene: Cultural Jewels presents this renowned shell worker and artist from Tasmania whose stunning work is highly coveted by both public and private collectors around the world.

This exhibition is supported by : Australian Design Centre, Visions of Australia, The Australian Council for the Arts, QVMAG, UTAS, Create NSW and IAS Art Moving and will be held at the gallery between 22nd December  - 3rd February. Official opening will take place on 16th January contact the gallery for more information 

Alison Thomas Exhibition - Burnie Artist Alison Thomas presents a series of painting at the Burnie Art Gallery from Saturday 22nd December until Sunday 3rd February. 

Inspired by a residency at Camac Art Centre, Marnay-sur-Seine, France, local artist and teacher, Alison Thomas, presents a series of paintings exploring her love of all things French

Official opening 21 December, 6pm for a 6.30pm start

Special Guest Speaker: Dr Wayne Brookes

Please RSVP by 19 December to the Gallery

Rural Health Tasmania Family Fun Day –
 Rural Health will be celebrating 2 years in Wynyard by hosting a Family Fun Day at  St Brigid’s Primary in Wynyard – 44 Jackson Street on Wednesday 16th January from 10am until 2pm. 
This free event will have lots for the family, food, entertainment, games, prizes and more!
For more information visit Rural Health on Facebook.


Make Your Own: Compasses, ID Tags, and Periscopes - Discover and construct items that were an everyday part of a soldier’s life during WWI: a compass to help guide the way; an ID tag with your name and number; and a trench periscope used by the ANZACs in the trenches. Drop-in anytime between 10.00am & 3.00pm at the Burnie  Regional Museum.


Burnie Historical Society Guest Speaker Shane Pinner From the Blythe River to the Dial Range: A Mining History -  7.30pm, this is a free event and will be held at the Burnie Library. Everyone welcome,


Burnie Farmers Market - Ducks are on the menu this market. Not to eat! Racing ducks presented by Rotary Club of Somerset. Come along to meet them in person as they do laps in the pool in preparation for the BIG race on Australia Day. While you are here meet all our regular stallholders who have everything from hot food, fresh produce, coffee, cakes, honey, second hand, clothing, crafts, garlic, pet supplies, bread plants, spices and and and it goes on. Usually 50+ stalls so there is just simply something for everyone. Check out our Facebook page for up to the moment information. 8am till 1pm at the Wivenhoe Showgrounds.


Make Your Own: Calligraphy and Comfort Parcels - Make your very own ‘Comfort Parcel’ and discover the significance of the items sent to soldiers by their loved ones: ANZAC biscuits, postcards, and even woolly socks! Create an ‘old’ letter by aging paper, and write beautiful calligraphy with a nib pen and ink. Drop-in anytime between 10.00am & 3.00pm at the Burnie  Regional Museum.



The Mount Lyell Strahan Picnic - The event commences at 10:00am with the children's bicycle race. Children must wear a helmet. Face painting, ballloon twisting, a tea-cup ride and giant inflatable slide are available for children at no cost!


Challenger’s Hot Rod Show & Swap Meet – customs, chrome bumpers, street machines, and motorcycles. If it has an engine and you think it’s different, wicked, stock original or just crazy. We want to see it! Car Show 10am-3pm, Swap Meet 8am – 2pm. Great music, food, kid’s entertainment, bar and trade stands available on the day. Heybridge Football Ground. Enquires call Paul Jordan 0417 594 307.


North West Motorcycle Show
 – theme for this year is American Thunder through the ages, for all those American bike enthusiasts. Start polishing and bring them out of the closet for all to see. Plus we still have all our normal categories: Veteran. Vintage, Classic, Early Modern, Modern, Best Paint, Modified, Custom, British, Japanese, European, USA, Competition, Postie, Barn Find, Scooter, Ladies bike and Three Wheeler bike categories. All types, models, makes of bikes are welcome with trophies to be won. We will be having live music on both days of this year’s show: Saltwater on Saturday and Whisky Rose on Sunday. We have also locked in Dean Ross one of Australia’s top Harley stunt riders to put on 3 action packed shows a day. We are also lucky enough to have tracked down some really exceptional bikes for the show; so come along bring the family and enjoy the day. Something for everyone. The show will also include Licensed Bar Facilities, Food Vans, coffee, ice-cream, Dealer Displays, Demo Rides and Merchandise plus much more. Tickets Available on the day at the gate Individual admission: $10 for one day, $15 for two days, 12 and under free. Money raised helps to support the Ulverstone Rowing Club & the Penguin Surf Life Saving Club.


Burnie Art Gallery Networking Event - Calling all artists, artisans, art buyers, collectors and passionate art lovers.

Are you looking for a warm and friendly place to meet other like-minded people in your community who are interested and passionate about the Arts?

Come along to the Burnie Art Gallery Networking event on Monday 18th February providing networking and professional development opportunities with a focus on learning something new, over a drink and a nibble with selected guest speaker
Time: 5.15 to 6.45 pm
Cost: $10 per person cash or card, or free for 'Friends of the Gallery'
Become a member of the Friends of the Gallery at the start of a session, and entry is free. (Cash payments only for Friends memberships)


Relay For Life - North West - Every day, over 9 Tasmanians are diagnosed with cancer. Through Relay for Life we can make a difference and fight back against cancer. Relay for Life is not just an event, it’s an experience that leaves lasting memories. ‘Relay’ is a 20hour overnight event that participants of any ages can contribute (as a team) to walk and Celebrate journeys won, to Remember loved one gone or to Fight Back against this disease through fundraising. These 3 aspects of Relay for Life are important for community, being to gather in solidarity and share a common interest on one weekend every year. Cost: $25 per participant, $30 on the day (includes a Relay for Life Top), held at the Penguin Athletic Track.


Youth Week Festival & Job Expo – Rural health and Waratah-Wynyard Council would like to invite you to Youth Week Festival & Job Expo 2019. If you are able to be a part of this day and promote your work and introduce youth of today into your industry, please let us know! 10.30am – 1.30pm, Little Goldie Street, Wynyard. RSVP to Calita on 0499 339 225 or email [email protected]