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A Sporting History of Avoca District

Opening on 25 September, you are invited to walk down memory lane and explore the pictorial history of the past sporting heroes of the Avoca and Rossarden District. See the inventions first created at Bona Vista and the Avoca Racing Track that were copied and then used all around Australia and then the world. Recall the Avoca Roo Shoot that sparked bitter public debate in the 1960s. On display: original trophies, uniforms and memorabilia. Come and enjoy the Avoca Spring Festival and see this amazing exhibition of the many sporting events enjoyed in the district and where several residents went on to achieve fame in their field. Presented by the Avoca Museum and Information Centre.

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A Tribute to Roy Orbison - In Dreams: The Greatest Hits

In Dreams: The Greatest Hits is a Roy Orbison, two-record music album released in 1987 on Virgin records. The double album-set were the means by which Roy Orbison revisited much of his classic repertoire and included a raft of signature Orbison standard bearers including “Crying,” “In Dreams,” “Only The Lonely” and “Oh, Pretty Woman.” In 2017, we are celebrating the 30th Anniversary of this iconic album on the back of a SELL OUT Australian national tour in 2016. Aaron W Mansfield, An internationally acclaimed artist in his own right, has a 3-4 octave range, and is able to bridge the gap between baritone and tenor, only comparable to the Big 'O'. Aaron W Mansfield, has the combination of Orbison's powerful, impassioned and distinctive Pitch perfect voice that makes him the perfect candidate to bring the ‘In Dreams: The Greatest Hits' Album to reality. This never-before-seen concert will have fans on their feet as they witness Aaron recreate the magic of Roy’s greatest hits. As one fan recently said, “Aaron W Mansfield is the closest tribute to the Big 'O' anywhere on the planet”.

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A Tribute to Roy Orbison - In Dreams: The Greatest Hits

In Dreams: The Greatest Hits is a Roy Orbison, two-record music album released in 1987 on Virgin records. The double album-set were the means by which Roy Orbison revisited much of his classic repertoire and included a raft of signature Orbison standard bearers including “Crying,” “In Dreams,” “Only The Lonely” and “Oh, Pretty Woman.” In 2017, we are celebrating the 30th Anniversary of this iconic album on the back of a SELL OUT Australian national tour in 2016. Aaron W Mansfield, An internationally acclaimed artist in his own right, has a 3-4 octave range, and is able to bridge the gap between baritone and tenor, only comparable to the Big 'O'. Aaron W Mansfield, has the combination of Orbison's powerful, impassioned and distinctive Pitch perfect voice that makes him the perfect candidate to bring the ‘In Dreams: The Greatest Hits' Album to reality. This never-before-seen concert will have fans on their feet as they witness Aaron recreate the magic of Roy’s greatest hits. As one fan recently said, “Aaron W Mansfield is the closest tribute to the Big 'O' anywhere on the planet”.

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AFL 2017 - Hawthorn v GWS

There is nothing as exciting as a live game of football played at the top level, with superb athletes battling it out for the ultimate prize of the right to play in the AFL Grand Final. In Round 16 Hawthorn will face Greater Western Sydney. Organise your tickets and arrange a fun weekend in Launceston with friends and family. Tasmania's football fans will have four AFL match to enjoy at UTAS Stadium this season. Game starts at 1.45pm.

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AFL 2017 - Hawthorn v North Melbourne

There is nothing as exciting as a live game of football played at the top level, with superb athletes battling it out for the ultimate prize of the right to play in the AFL Grand Final. In Round 21 Hawthorn will face North Melbourne. Organise your tickets and arrange a fun weekend in Launceston with friends and family. Tasmania's football fans will have four AFL match to enjoy at UTAS Stadium this season. Game starts at 3.20pm

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AFL 2017 - North Melbourne v Melbourne

There is nothing as exciting as a live game of football played at the top level, with superb athletes battling it out for the ultimate prize of the right to play in the AFL Grand Final. In Round 19, North Melbourne meets Melbourne at Blundstone Arena, Bellerive, Hobart. The game starts at 1.45pm. Organise your tickets and arrange a fun weekend in Hobart with friends and family. Tickets can be purchased online through Ticketek or by purchasing tickets at one of three retail locations: Theatre Royal - 29 Campbell Street Hobart Bellerive Oval / Blundstone Arena - 15 Derwent Street, Bellerive CD Centre, Shop 32 Meadow Mews, Kings Meadows

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ANZAC Day Citizens Commemorative Service

Every year, residents and visitors alike standing side by side around the Latrobe Cenotaph are drawn to the roadside as the National award winning Latrobe Federal Band lead the march or returned veterans and community groups to the site. The atmosphere is electric as honour is paid to those that have contributed to their country in a variety of ways. Come and join this important commemoration on Australia's calendar.

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Around the World in 80 Days

PRESENTED BY THE THEATRE ROYAL, ELLIS PRODUCTIONS AND ALEKSANDAR VASS. STARRING IAN STENLAKE, PIA MIRANDA AND GRANT PIRO. 3 Actors, 39 Characters, 7 Countries. One Extraordinary Experience! Stampeding elephants! Raging typhoons! Runaway trains! Unabashedly slapstick! Hold onto your seats for the original amazing race! Join fearless adventurer Phileas Fogg and his faithful manservant Passepartout as they set out to win an outrageous wager by circling the globe in 80 days. Hot on their heels, convinced Fogg has committed a bank robbery to fund his travels, is Inspector Fix of Scotland yard who is seeking to capture and jail the intrepid travellers. Danger, romance, and comic surprises abound in this whirlwind of a show - one of the great adventures of all time! Adapted by: Toby Hulse Based on the novel by: Jules Verne Director: Terence O'Connell Set Designer: Merinda Backway Costume Designer: Lucy Wilkins Sound Designer: David Ellis Lighting Designer: Jason Bovaird

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Art Farm Birchs Bay - Sculpture Trail

The Trail consists of approx. 30 Sculptures being exhibited with 11 permanent sculptures acquired by the Farm . The Trail leads visitors through pear orchards, up winding bush trails, across open fields with views of Bruny Island and the D'Entreacastaux Channel and down into picturesque orchards and vegie gardens. Allow one-hour for the walk, wearing suitable footwear for bush tracks. The trail is open everyday and welcomes dogs on leads. Art Farm Birchs Bay is situated at Five Bob Farm, a working native pepperberry farm and home to Pepperberries Garden Cafe. You can often find exhibitions and various art/craft workshops happening in the Old Distillery Gallery located at lower entrance to Art Farm.

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Australian Masters Games

Regarded as one of the premier and largest participation sporting events on the Australian sporting landscape. In 2017 the 16th edition of the Games will be hosted in Tasmania from Saturday 21st to Saturday 28th October. It is expected over 6,000 participants will compete across over 50 different sports. The event is open to anyone. The only criteria to compete in the Australian Masters Games is that you must meet the minimum age requirement, which in most sports is 30+ years. It does not impose qualifying standards and welcomes participants from all over the world. This variety of sports on offer provides the opportunity for participants to try a new sport, compete in multiple sports during the week and register as an individual or in a team. The Australian Masters Games will also comprise a variety of social events throughout the week, providing a festival atmosphere for both competitors and visitors to Tasmania. The announcements regarding the entertainment are highly anticipated with the Games’ reputation for its social calendar equal to its reputation for producing a fantastic sporting program. The Opening Ceremony will be held in Devonport, Closing Ceremony in Burnie and Accreditation Centre in Ulverstone.

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