It’s all happening in the Lansdowne Valley

People are encouraged to contact Lansdowne Football Club president Scott Morrison for more information on the upcoming annual general meeting.
People are encouraged to contact Lansdowne Football Club president Scott Morrison for more information on the upcoming annual general meeting.

Players wanted 

Lansdowne Men’s Bowling club are looking for players for their 2018 pennants sides.

If anyone is interested in playing in the sixes and sevens teams, please phone John Garwood on 0407 099 200 as soon as possible.

The teams must be in before the end of this month.

Great bargains 

Don’t forget that the Lower Manning Uniting Church Congregation will be holding their annual Paton Hall Fete and Huge Preloved Everything Sale on Saturday, November 11.

This popular event will be held at the Paton Hall, 4 Petrie Street Coopernook.

Lots of great bargains available and something for everyone young and old.

Displays of woodworking items, whittling, machine embroidery and cake decorating as well as ‘search your family tree’ will also be there.

There will also be some wonderful home cooking and a stall packed with lovely craft items that would make for beautiful Christmas gifts. 

Stay for a barbecue lunch or have a Devonshire tea or even some fresh fruit salad.

Fishing Club

At the monthly Lansdowne Fishing Club’s weekend outing, two members weighed in.

Leianie Pope caught two flathead and one bream, weighing a total of 1.1kg with the biggest flathead weighing 500 grams and the bream weighing 200 grams.

Les Gardner caught one flathead and one bream, weighing a total of 500 grams with the flathead weighing 300 grams and the bream 200 grams.

The fishing pairs big bash is on this weekend starting at 4pm on Friday, November 10.

The weigh in will commence at 1pm on Sunday, November 12 at the Lansdowne Bowling and Recreation club.

Their next $50 seafood tray will be on Saturday, November 25 at the Lansdowne Bowling and Recreation club.

Remembrance Day

This year, Remembrance Day falls on Saturday.

For this reason, the Lansdowne School will be holding their Remembrance Day service today, Friday, November 10 at 10.50am.

Everyone is welcome to come along to this service.

Donations of flowers to create a floral tribute would be appreciated.

Bus Pass applications open

School bus passes for 2018 applications are now open.

If your child is starting kindergarten, year three, year seven, changed addresses or going to a new school, you need to go online to to complete a new application or change details.

This needs to be done before December 31, otherwise they will be unable to travel by bus until an application is submitted.

If your child currently has a bus pass and they don’t fall under the above categories, they will automatically receive their 2018 bus pass.

Social darts

Lansdowne Friday evening social darts resulted in Wayne Bell as the winner and Donna Fowler as runner-up.

Ladies highest score winner was Hettie Moran on 111.

Mens highest score winner was Wayne Bell on 140.

Junior winner was Izzy Swann on 83.

Football AGM

The Lansdowne Football club will hold their annual general meeting on Saturday, November 11.

The meeting will be held at the Lansdowne Oval and will commence at noon.

All positions will become vacant and members are able to nominate to fill those positions.

For further information please contact Scott Morrison.

Fred Smith in concert 

Don’t miss this concert.

Fred Smith on Sunday, November 19 at 2pm.

Fred is not your usual singer songwriter.

In July 2009, Fred was the first Australian diplomat to be posted to Uruzgan province, Afghanistan.

Whilst in Afghanistan, Fred wrote a collection of powerful songs about his experiences and the realities of life for soldiers in this difficult war.

These songs were released in 2011 on an album called “Dust of Uruzgan”.

The album won featured reviews and front pages in the Australian, The Sydney Morning Herald and The Melbourne Age.

“The music of Fred Smith comes straight from the front line raw, ribald, but also capable of moving grown men to tears,” The Sydney Morning Herald’s John Huxley wrote. 

“In a world full of vacuous songs, Fred’s is an incredibly strong body of work,” John Schumann said.

More on his website or on YouTube.

Plus, local support will be provided by Mat Brooker.

Mat has embraced a world fusion style with his nylon string guitar playing, drawing strong influence from the passion an excitement of flamenco, a touch of easy joy from Cuba, elements of European classical and the take-no- prisoners attack of punk rock.

Tea, coffee and cake available at this matinee concert.

Bring your own drinks and nibbles.

Phone Rita on 5591 6017 for bookings or further information.