This month in the Bend

Pop these great November events into your calendar NOW!

First up – this Saturday!!

Saturday 10 November – from 5.30pm – Night Event

Singing – dancing – music –  from kids, choirs, soloists, groups – playing and singing all genres including choral, blues, rock, rockabilly, fiddling – all extra specially from Bend of Islands artists doing their thing! Come along with a picnic to be entertained and join in the fun with singalong, toe-tapping or bodies moving! BYO everything for your comfort including mozzie repellent just in case!

Meet at the corner of Henley Road and Catani Boulevard and follow the sounds down into Jo and Gerard’s property near the dam! Thanks to them again this year for our fabulous venue.

Sunday 11 November – 7.30am – Bird walk

Meet at the corner of Henley Road and Catani Boulevard near the fire station. Bring binoculars if you have them, hat, water, sunscreen and sturdy shoes.

Saturday 17 November  – from 10am – Café Benders

Come to the fire station to meet your neighbours and enjoy coffee and cake. Just bring yourself and a little money to buy the coffee and cake – all funds raised go to the Fire Brigade. If you have the time, please bring a cake to assist with fund raising.

Sunday 18 November – 9.30am – Landcare

Meet at 9.30am at the corner of Catani Boulevard and Henley Road. Come dressed to work! Wear appropriate clothing for the weather and bring hats, water and gloves. Newcomers welcome – volunteer some time if you can. Enquiries: Luke Doyle 9712 0902.

Sunday 25 November – AGM – 2pm

To be held at Pam and Andy McMahon’s home, 95 Gongflers Drive, Bend of Islands.

There is some onsite parking – please be considerate to neighbours and consider walking or car-pooling. Please bring a plate of afternoon tea to share.

What’s BICA been doing?  There are the usual end-of-year items – President’s Report, Treasurer’s Report, plus various Committee reports for the year.

After Committee business, we will be pleased to hear from Cecilia Imre, Environmental Coordinator for the Friends of the Helmeted Honeyeater in Yellingbo. They are celebrating their 30th anniversary in May 2019, when the group formed in response to the population of the Helmeted Honeyeaters reaching a critically low level of 50 birds.

(Photo from Friends of Helmeted Honeyeater website – .)

Helmeted Honeyeater-Friends of Helmeted Honeyeater GroupSome great opportunities to meet your neighbours, hear what’s happening locally and enjoy being part of our community.

See you in the Bend!

Any queries or suggestions for events? Please contact Pam McMahon  .