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Lucky Gray Court Preschool

Gray Court Preschool recently welcomed a local artist back after a 20-year hiatus as a new playground was launched.

Chainsaw carver Brandon Kroon last stood in the kinder 20 years ago as a young pre-schooler and has returned to carve some unique pieces for the playground, including a timber lighthouse. There are also garden snails, a wombat carved from Californian redwood, and a rabbit.


Brandon’s incredible work was designed in conjunction with the preschool, and the project was funded with the help of the local community.

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Gorgeous Day!

It was the 13th annual Mooroolbark Planting Day at Rolling Hills Reserve, with representatives from the Lions, Mooroolbark Umbrella Group, Guides and Scouts, St Francis church, Mooroolbark Christian Fellowship and the CWA. The day was one out of the box, and another 1500 plants were planted, staked and shielded in another contribution to beautifying our town! When it was all done, we shared refreshments, provided by Mooroolbark Christian Fellowship) and went home knowing that we'd done what we'd come to do!

Many thanks to the boys from Yarra Ranges Council - Paul, Aaron and Ritchie who prepared the soil, laid out the YRC-provided plants and even brought along an on-site loo for planters!

 

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Planting for the future!

This is the thirteenth year, we've been working together enhancing our beautiful township.

The planting will continue at the same location as last year :  Rolling Hills Primary School, Landscape Drive, Mooroolbark. We’ll plant along the outer boundary of the school grounds.

We plan to work together between 1.00pm and 3.30pm on Sunday 31st July, 2016.

We’re grateful that the Yarra Ranges Council is once again a willing partner. Council staff will deliver and position the plants prior to our arrival, and will remain during the afternoon to provide help and guidance as we plant, stake, and position guards around the plants.

Although some tools will be available, it would be helpful if volunteers brought their own mattock, hammer and gardening gloves.

On the day:
•    Council employees will deliver and position plants prior to 1.00pm
•    1.00pm – short briefing about the task on site : Rolling Hills Primary School
•    3.30pm (or earlier if we complete the work before then) – Mooroolbark Christian Fellowship will provide afternoon tea.

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Check it out!

Check out the latest Living Today! The quarterly publication about our town just keeps getting better!

You can view or download online at https://mcf.gci.org.au/resource/livingtoday/LivingTodayIssue55.pdf

The latest edition contains stories on the concert program running in Mooroolbark and the Regional Arts Coordinator Malcolm Russell, Celebrate Mooroolbark, internationally renowned jazz musician Barney McAll, parenting issues, plus articles about new businesses, community developments and our local event calendar.

Thanks to Mooroolbark Christian Fellowship and community partners like the Bendigo Bank, Publication Perspectives, Professionals, Mooroolbark Laundrette and Mooroolbark Denture Clinic for this helpful quarterly publication!

 
Keep Saturday 13 August free!

Here's some text from YRC website about Mooroolbark boy - Barney McAll - who'll be with us at 8pm Saturday 13 August at the Mooroolbark Community Centre to perform his ARIA award album for his home town:

Grammy nominated pianist Barney McAll’s new album Mooroolbark is the story of a remarkable journey – a sonic reflection upon the distance in miles and in music he has travelled since his days growing up in Mooroolbark before ultimately relocating to New York City to join the Gary Bartz Quartet.

Having since performed with major US artists Maceo Parker, Charlie Hunter, The Groove Collective and Dewey Redman, he returns 17 years later to claim our own ARIA award for Jazz Album of the Year.

Constantly exploring new concepts, McAll refuses to stand still as a performer and composer, bringing with him the absolute A-list of Australian jazz in saxophonist Julien Wilson, guitarist Stephen Magnusson, bassist Philip Rex and drummer Danny Fischer. UNMISSABLE.

“His music is utterly contemporary, McAll demonstrating throughout that he is a talented composer as well as gifted keyboardist.” 
-Rolling Stone Magazine

This event is a sell-out - there may be a wait list if you contact the Mooroolbark Community Centre - 97265488

More information about Barney in December 2015 Living Today in Mooroolbark https://mcf.gci.org.au/current/lt_archive.html

 
Celebrate Mooroolbark 2016

It 'twas a difficult morning for the parade - but Mooroolbark's finest were out and about!

Even Aunty Dot - who along with Deputy Mayor Cr Andy Witlox were surrounded by pirates!

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Less than a fortnight!

Celebrate Mooroolbark festival is less than two weeks away!

One significant addition this year will be the performances at the Youth Zone:

Many thanks to our local Parliamentarians for their financial support!

 
In the diary!

Saturday March 19 - BE THERE!!

2016 theme:

 
Add value to the town and to your business!

 
Enjoy the Season!

 
Download the 2015 set

You can download the 4 2015 issues of Living Today in Mooroolbark at: http://mcf.gci.org.au/current/livingtoday.html#livingtoday

Many thanks to the Mooroolbark Christian Fellowship for providing such a useful resource in our town.

 
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