Bega District Diary: Community notices for Friday, February 16

Andrew Ogilvie with the winning ticket he had drawn in the Friends of the Old Bega Hospital travel voucher raffle.
Andrew Ogilvie with the winning ticket he had drawn in the Friends of the Old Bega Hospital travel voucher raffle.

Old Bega Hospital

Alice Gilmour of Bega was the winner of the Friends of the Old Bega Hospital Flight Centre $5000 travel voucher raffle. The ticket was drawn by Andrew Ogilvie at the Old Bega Hospital on Tuesday, February 13.

The raffle is one of three major fundraisers by the Friends of the Old Bega Hospital, the others being a trivia night in mid-winter and the Raise the Roof Spring Fair in October. All proceeds go toward the restoration of the  historic building damaged by fire in 2004.

The Old Bega Hospital Trust is in its final discussions with Melbourne architects, Siblings, on the plans for the restored building to be a vibrant community cultural and tourist centre.

Ivy Hill

Starting Thursday, February 22, with drinks that night, Ivy Hill is featuring a new exhibition of paintings by Veronica O’Leary and Lyndal Jenkins with porcelain birds by Anne Masters.  Drinks with the artists from 6pm. Ivy Hill is located at 1795 Tathra-Bermagui Rd at Wapengo. Open Thursday-Sunday 10am until 5pm.

Community doco

Sunday, February 18, will be the next monthly community documentary screening in the Old Cobargo Butter Factory at 3.30pm.

The Last Song Before the War is a touching tribute to the legendary Festival au Désert music festival that took place in Northern Mali from 2001 to 2012 - a global display of peace, reconciliation, and the healing power of music. Coffee and tea provided, bring your own mug. To cover the costs a $5 donation is much appreciated.

Montague art

Enter now for the Montague Art and Craft Society’s 37th Easter Art Exhibition, March 30 – April 1, at Narooma Leisure Centre.  

The exhibition will open at 6pm on Thursday, March 29, and prize winners announced. A total of $6000 in prize money is on offer.

Entry forms are available on MACS website or at Narooma Visitor Information Centre. Entries close 4pm Wednesday, February 28.

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