See what events are on in Naracoorte and Lucindale

BOOKED OUT: The Naracoorte Cemetery tour is sold out, but another one is planned if there is enough interest, so be sure to register.
BOOKED OUT: The Naracoorte Cemetery tour is sold out, but another one is planned if there is enough interest, so be sure to register.

Do you have an event coming up that you want our readers to know about? Email the details to elisabeth.champion@austcommunitymedia.com.au or phone 0476 816 071.

APRIL TO MAY 30

IBIS Rising Art Exhibition

See some of the amazing works that were entered into the 2021 IBIS Rising Art competition at the Naracoorte Art Gallery this month. With many different categories of work, enjoy a range of works done by the talented people in our local community.

All OF MAY

The Penola Women Project

To learn more about some of the pioneering women of Penola, visit The Penola Women Project, by the Penola Terra Rossa Branch of the CWA, which will be open at John Riddoch Centre, 27 Arthur St, Penola every day in May 10am-4pm. The group has put together the exhibit to portray some of the women who came to the region for love, work or grew, as part of a family, to weave a rich tapestry of individuals striving to enrich the lives of all. To date, the exhibition encompasses eight women in each category: 'They Came for Love', 'They Came for Work' and 'Mothers and Daughters'

GIFTS: Be sure to pick up a Mother's Day gift at one of the markets this weekend.

GIFTS: Be sure to pick up a Mother's Day gift at one of the markets this weekend.

SAT, MAY 8

Mother's Day Market

The market will be a great chance to pick up a last minute Mother's Day gift. There will be a range of stalls to find the perfect gift. To be held at the Chapel, Robertson Street, from 9am.

MAY 14 to MAY 16

2021 Penola Coonawarra Arts Festival

The Penola Coonawarra Arts Festival will be held over three days in May, with the announcement of the 2021 John Shaw Neilson Art prize and 2021 Design prize winners marking the official opening of the Festival on Friday 14 May at the Penola High School. The exhibition will be on display for a week following the Festival. In 2022, the Penola Coonawarra Arts Festival will celebrate its thirtieth year, coinciding with the 150th anniversary of John Shaw Neilson's birth.

SAT, May 15,

Tombstones and Tales

Enjoy a guided tour of the Penola South Cemetery and hear about the lives of Penola's pioneers 2-4pm. $5 per person. To book, contact Christine Dohnt, on 0427 372 687 or at cmdohnt@hotmail.com

SUN, May 16

Naracoorte Cemetery guided tour

Take a guided tour of the Naracoorte Cemetery, including the original section which was opened in 1864 and discover stories of early pioneers and learn about the headstones and history of the cemetery. To be held 1.30-3.30pm. FULLY BOOKED - A second tour may be offered on Saturday 22nd May at 1.30-3.30pm if there's enough interest. To book for the second tour, phone the library on 8762 2338.

SAT, May 22

Bogan Bingo

The Joanna Hall committee will be holding their annual Bogan Bingo, so dust off ya mullets, flannies and tattoos and get along to a full on, entertaining night of Bingo...with a difference!! There will be hilarity, music, competitions to enter and prizes to win. Gather up your Bogan mates, and really let your Inner Bogan OUT! Dressing up in your favourite bogan outfit is a MUST!! See if you can out-bogan your neighbour and win the prize for best dressed. Tickets $30 pp available at Naracoorte Newsagency. CASH ONLY please!! Bring nibbles and drinks on the night, PLUS lots of spare change for games! ONLY 120 TICKETS available. For more information, email joannacommunityhall@gmail.com or contact us on Facebook messenger.

SUN, May 23

Frances Cemetery Tour

A guided tour of the Frances Cemetery will be held on Sunday May 23 1.30-3.30pm. Learn some more about the headstones and the history of the cemetery. Bookings are essential by phoning the library.

May 24 to May 27

Australian Red Cross Lifeblood

1 in 3 people in Naracoorte will need blood, and they need people like you to give it. Australian Red Cross Lifeblood is rolling into town from 24th May to 27th May. Don't forget to pre-book your spot at donateblood.com.au, on the app or on 13 14 95.