Currie Park: Celebrate 150 Years with theatre, music and old-fashioned games

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Currie Park: Celebrate 150 Years with theatre, music and old-fashioned games

February 20, 2019

Currie Park: Celebrate 150 Years with theatre, music and old-fashioned games
Saturday 23 November
12 noon – 3.30pm
58 Weir Street Euroa Vic 3666

Currie Park will showcase the best of the retirement village and the Euroa community at its open day.

Starting with a traditional smoking ceremony, formalities and the burial of a time capsule, Currie Park’s celebration to mark 150 years of the Old Colonists’ Association of Victoria is packed with good old fashioned fun.

The Euroa Citizens’ Band will swing everyone into a festive mood, setting the scene for the afternoon. Watch out for pop up acts from the Euroa Little Theatre Group and the Euroa Ukele Band, and enjoy getting in the swing with local legend Greg Dudley.

Make sure you take part in the traditional English game of Aunt Sally in which players throw sticks or battens at a model of an old woman’s head. Yes, we know it may not be ‘politically correct’ but it is a lot of fun.

Afternoon tea by the local CWA will be served in the community dining room while a BBQ will be charged for those who love a sausage sandwich. The history exhibition Beyond the Gate will introduce visitors to the bold vision of the founders of the Old Colonists’ Association of Victoria, and how local philanthropist Ian Rollo Currie followed their vision by his gift of money to establish Currie Park.

House tours will be offered during the afternoon. This is your chance to have insight into some of the original ‘tiny houses’ especially built for older people. The tours are free and limited to 10 people. Bookings are essential, and are now open.

Another highlight, among the many activities, is the chance to learn more about the wonderful Edible Garden, built with funds from the J T Reid Charitable Foundation. The garden provides vegetables for our residents. Around 100 plants will be available to buy, especially propagated by our resident green thumbs.

Parking is at Currie Park via Boundary Road South.

More information: https://ocav.com.au/news-events/currie-park-events/

Program (as of 23 July 2019) *subject to changes and additions

11.45am
Euroa Citizens Band

12.05pm
Traditional smoking ceremony
Formal speeches
Burial of a time capsule

12.30pm – 12.45pm
Euroa Ukele Group

12.45pm – 1pm
Euroa Little Theatre Group

1pm – 1.15pm
Euroa Ukele Group at the Edible Garden

1.15pm – 1.45pm
Greg Dudley

1.45pm – 3.30pm
Afternoon tea in the dining room

1.30pm – 2pm
Euroa Citizens Band

2.15pm – 2.30pm
Euroa Little Theatre Group at the Edible Garden

2pm – 2.30pm
First house and apartment tour from the Community Sitting Room

2pm – 2.45pm
Greg Dudley

2.45pm – 3pm
Euroa Little Theatre Group

3pm – 3.30pm
Greg Dudley

2.50pm – 3.15pm
Second house and apartment tour from the Community Sitting Room.

All afternoon activities
12.45 – 3.30pm
History exhibition Beyond the Gate
Aunt Sally – have a go
Plant stall and edible garden tour
Children’s activities, Car Port.

Inquiries should go to: enquiries@ocav.com.au

Pete Zawacki drove to Leith Park twice a week to visit his mother, Helen, until her death a year ago. After she died he wanted to honour her memory and ‘repay’ the kindness staff showed her by volunteering.

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