Gala concert to celebrate the musical heart of the valley
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Gala concert to celebrate the musical heart of the valley

THIRTY years of amazing music-making will peak this Saturday, October 21, with the Derwent Valley Concert Band anniversary gala. All of the established components of the band will perform in the gala concert at the Farrall Centre at The Friends’ School in New Town. Chief conductor Lyall McDermott says there will also be some special…

Two heritage properties open for a Spring Fair this Sunday
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Two heritage properties open for a Spring Fair this Sunday

TWO landmark local properties will open their gates this Sunday, October 1, to celebrate spring. The venues are Glen Derwent at 88 Hamilton Rd and Valleyfield at 120 Hamilton Rd, New Norfolk. Both will open from 10am-4pm, with free admission to Glen Derwent. Valleyfield will open its garden with entry fees applicable (Adult $10/child $5)….

Malty Music Festival to dock at Bothwell
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Malty Music Festival to dock at Bothwell

A NEW music festival is heading to the Central Highlands next month to help celebrate beer, whisky and the planting season of the Clyde Valley’s malt barley crop. The Highlands Malty Music Festival will run from October 20–22, featuring the cream of Tasmania’s musical talent, brewers and distillers. Much of the action will be held…

Brass ensemble’s debut to aid church restoration fund
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Brass ensemble’s debut to aid church restoration fund

THE Derwent Valley Concert Band’s new brass ensemble’s debut performance this Sunday afternoon will benefit the St Matthew’s Church restoration fund. The ensemble has 11 players, mostly from the concert band, with special guests Marty Smith (trombone) and Carla Ward (trumpet) from the Glenorchy City Brass. Nic Courto will conduct the August 27 performance in…

This Friday: Vietnam Veterans Day at New Norfolk
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This Friday: Vietnam Veterans Day at New Norfolk

THE Derwent Valley’s first public commemoration of those who served in the Vietnam War will be held this Friday, August 18. This community-led event will see wreaths placed on the New Norfolk Cenotaph and a brief address will be given on the Derwent Valley Council lawns. The event coincides with Vietnam Veterans Day, also called…

All abuzz about beekeeping
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All abuzz about beekeeping

BEE whisperer Leigh Slater will give a talk about beekeeping early next month. The July 11 session at the Lachlan Community Hill will be hosted by Derwent Valley Honey and it follows a previous gathering when more than 30 current and intending beekeepers got together at Tynwald Park in New Norfolk. Established last year, Derwent…

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