Come along to Monash’s Australia Day Flag Raising Ceremony at the Glen Waverley Civic Centre on Saturday 26 January 2013, from 8.45am-11am. Australia Day Ambassador Rachael Robertson will be joining us after returning from 12 months in the Antarctic. Rachael successfully led the 58th Australian National Antarctic Research Expedition to Davis Station. Rachael will share her thoughts and experiences on what it means to be an Australian. After the official ceremony, enjoy a free barbeque provided by Glen Waverley Bendigo Bank. Indigenous performer Benny Walker, one of Australia’s most promising new talents, will perform an effortless blend of soul, blues, reggae and acoustic folk. The Civic Centre is at 293 Springvale Road, Glen Waverley. On Australia Day in Monash, Council also encourages community groups to develop their own events. In 2013 we have a record number of 11 groups participating in this day, with very diverse activities ranging from free theatre performances to open days and displays. To join in the fun, see the list of activities below. ACTIVITIES All activities are family friendly and free! TOWN AND COUNTRY CAKE DECORATORS GROUP Sugar Art Display and Demonstrations 12noon - 4pm 35 Boyanna Road, Glen Waverley Contact Jan on 0416 180 848. MONASH CROQUET CLUB INC. Come and Try Croquet 4.15pm – 5.15pm Electra Reserve, off Electra Avenue, Ashwood Contact Jean on 9803 3433. OAKLEIGH CITY BAND INC. Monash Council Australia Day Event 8:45am Civic Centre Precinct Contact Brian on 9807 9624. WAVERLEY BUSHWALKING CLUB Australia Day Walk Meet at 9am Jells Park Teahouse, Wheelers Hill Contact Tony on 9562 2227. PILIPINO ELDERLY ASSOCIATION OF SOUTH EAST REGION Community Barbeque 12noon onwards Talbot Park, Centre Road, Clayton Contact Feliciano or Julie on 9551 5416 / 0438 533 215. FRIENDS OF THE CHILDREN FOUNDATION Volunteer and Neighbourhood Barbeque 11pm - 2.30pm Brickmakers Park, Oakleigh Contact Shashi on 0411 415 490. WAVERLEY GEM CLUB Open Day for Clubroom 9.30am – 2.30pm 329 Waverley Road, Mount Waverley Contact Anna on 0403 451 208. WAVERLEY HISTORICAL SOCIETY Open Day 11am – 3pm Mount Waverley Library Level 1, 41 Miller Crescent, Mt Waverley Contact Margaret on 9807 3408. NOTTING HILL NEIGHBOURHOOD HOUSE Australia Day 2013 Family Fun Day 10am – 2pm 37 Westerfield Drive, Notting Hill Contact Kath on 0403 010 510. WAVERLEY WOODWORKERS INC. Open Day 11am – 3pm 2 Windsor Avenue, Mount Waverley Contact Tom Phillips on 9802 7821. THE FEDERAL ASSOCIATION OF TEACHERS OF DANCING AT “WENDON DANCE’ Open Day From 9.30am 1st Floor, 24 Kingsway, Glen Waverley Contact Don on 9803 3100 (after 2pm). For detailed information on each event, please pick up a booklet from any of the Monash Council Libraries or contact Council’s Arts and Cultural Development Unit on 9518 3636.