Immunisation - Cardinia Shire
Mar
20
9:30 AM09:30

Immunisation - Cardinia Shire

Free immunisation service

We provide a free public immunisation service for adults and infants according to the National Immunisation Program (NIP). Sessions are held monthly at 7 locations in Cardinia Shire.

Immunisation is a simple, safe and effective way of protecting children and adults against many diseases. The risks associated with these diseases are greater than the very small risks associated with immunisation.

No need to book.

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Extinction
Mar
8
to Mar 23

Extinction

This is a play about passion, ethics and what it means to live with the shadow of death (our own and other species). Does it matter if the tiger quoll’s days are numbered? Perhaps extinction is just part of the cycle of life or is human intervention necessary? No one in this play is wicked. No one is entirely virtuous. What unites them all is the one urgent question, in the age of global warming, how are we to live?

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Immunisation - Cardinia Shire
Feb
20
9:30 AM09:30

Immunisation - Cardinia Shire

Free immunisation service

We provide a free public immunisation service for adults and infants according to the National Immunisation Program (NIP). Sessions are held monthly at 7 locations in Cardinia Shire.

Immunisation is a simple, safe and effective way of protecting children and adults against many diseases. The risks associated with these diseases are greater than the very small risks associated with immunisation.

No need to book.

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Jan
21
12:30 PM12:30

U3A Classic Films

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Remember that as it is a U3A requirement please ensure that you bring and wear your Membership badge. There are newly updated badges available on the notice board at U3A House
Please remember to bring along some snacks to share at the interval where we can chat about movies, have a tea or coffee and prepare for the main feature.

I Look forward to seeing you there
Dale Allen - Cinema Classics Convenor

  • Enquiries: Dale Allen - 5968 6137 or 0409 976 206

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Puppy School
Jan
15
6:30 PM18:30

Puppy School

Puppy Pre-school

Emerald Vet Clinic is proud to offer Puppy Pre-School Classes in conjunction with Southern Cross Animal Stars.

Socialising your pup and getting them out and about is very important for their early development.

With over 15 years of training Experience, our fun and interactive classes encourage the whole family to get involved in the training and socialisation of your new furry family member.

Puppy pre-school is a 4 week program, that covers all of the topics to help you get through the puppy times and to help set you and your puppy up for a happy future together.

We cover things like: mouthing and biting, jumping up, house training, as well as introducing basic social manners, obedience skills and relaxed compliance-using a release word.

In conjunction with the free Puppy checks that we provide at the clinic you can rest assured that this is a safe and happy environment to socialise in.

We invite puppies from ages 8-20 weeks with a minimum of their first vaccination to enrol.

Classes are held on a Tuesday evening from 6.30-7.30pm.

Please get in touch with our reception staff to book for our next class (03)5968 6600

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Immunisation - Cardinia Shire
Jan
6
3:00 PM15:00

Immunisation - Cardinia Shire

Free immunisation service

We provide a free public immunisation service for adults and infants according to the National Immunisation Program (NIP). Sessions are held monthly at 7 locations in Cardinia Shire.

Immunisation is a simple, safe and effective way of protecting children and adults against many diseases. The risks associated with these diseases are greater than the very small risks associated with immunisation.

No need to book.

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Dec
15
to Dec 16

A Mutiny of Pirates - Gemco Youth End of Year Shows

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December 15
and Sunday 16 at 2pm

Tickets are $5 per seat - There is no seat allocation.
If your young child can sit on your lap there is no charge for them.

If you don’t want to book online, please text Evie with the number of seats you would like on what day: 0400 327 970. Don’t forget to tell me your name :)

The Theatre, The Gem Community Arts Centre, 19 Kilvington Drive, Emerald VIC

A Mutiny of Pirates

Intermediate Youth

The King of Spain's Treasure by Geoff Bamber

Jim Hawkins, now in possession of the tattered map of a distant tropical island, sees a life of adventure and great riches beckoning but, as the story unfolds, he realises that he is not the only one with an interest in the treasure.

Running time: approx 40 mins

Junior Youth

The Pint Sized Pirates adapted by Joy McLeary

This is a pirate play for youngsters which has been adapted from the original, Peggy the Pint Size Pirate by DM Larson, which is a morality tale which illustrates that the size of our bodies matters less than the size of our hearts. As exemplified by the actions of our three protagonists who, prompted by a sense of adventure, loyalty and compassion take on a seemingly impossible task.

Running time: approx 30 mins

Senior Youth

All at Sea by Peter Ayre

Sinbad the Sailor sets out to thwart the designs of Blackbeard the pirate and win the hand of the lovely Charlotte. (All this and a fairy too.)

Running time: approx 35 mins

There will be an interval of 15 mins

We invite you to stay on after the show for our Christmas Party, bring a plate to share.

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Dec
10
7:30 PM19:30

Audition (2) - Extinction by Hannie Rayson

Director: Sharon Maine

At The Theatre, The Gem,
19 Kilvington Drive, Emerald VIC 3782

Auditions

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Sunday 9 December 4-7pm and
Monday 10 December 7.30-10.30pm

Booking essential with the director Sharon Maine at sharonjmaine@gmail.com.

Characters

Dr Piper Ross (30), she is a conservation biologist on secondment from the San Diego Zoo

Harry Jewell (45), CEO of Powerhouse

Professor Heather Dixon-Brown (50), director of the CAPE Institute

Andy Dixon (35), a vet, brother of Heather

Synopsis

Extinction is set on the windswept coast of southern Australia, where the dense temperate rainforest sweeps down to the blue wilderness of the Great Southern Ocean. One wild winter night, Harry Jewell is driving along the Great Ocean Road, when he hits an animal. He stops and discovers that the creature is still alive. He picks it up and drives through the storm to a wildlife shelter, where an American zoologist, Dr Piper Ross, is on duty as a volunteer. Harry Jewell recognizes that the animal is a tiger quoll, once common in these parts, but now on the verge of extinction. The quoll dies, but the two of them are bonded by their attempt to save its life. A week after the quoll incident, Harry Jewell shows up at the CAPE Institute, where he meets with the director, Heather Dixon-Brown. He slaps two million dollars on the table and says that he wants to fund a research project to save the tiger quoll. However, there is a complication. Harry is the Managing Director of Powerhouse Mining. He has a license to explore the Otways for brown coal. Meanwhile Heather Dixon-Brown’s brother, Andy is facing his own crisis of mortality. Getting into bed with Big Coal and letting Powerhouse mine the forest, will happen over his dead body. This is a play about passion, ethics and what it means to live with the shadow of death (our own and other species). Does it matter if the tiger quoll’s days are numbered? Perhaps extinction is just part of the cycle of life or is human intervention necessary? No one in this play is wicked. No one is entirely virtuous. What unites them all is the one urgent question, in the age of global warming, how are we to live?

Presented by Gemco Players

Performance rights for EXTINCTION exclusivley licensed by HLA Management Pty Ltd, PO Box 1536, Strawberry Hills NSW 2012 (hla@hlamgt.com.au)

 

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Dec
9
4:00 PM16:00

Audition (1) - Extinction by Hannie Rayson

Director: Sharon Maine

At The Theatre, The Gem,
19 Kilvington Drive, Emerald VIC 3782

Auditions

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Sunday 9 December 4-7pm and
Monday 10 December 7.30-10.30pm

Booking essential with the director Sharon Maine at sharonjmaine@gmail.com.

Characters

Dr Piper Ross (30), she is a conservation biologist on secondment from the San Diego Zoo

Harry Jewell (45), CEO of Powerhouse

Professor Heather Dixon-Brown (50), director of the CAPE Institute

Andy Dixon (35), a vet, brother of Heather

Synopsis

Extinction is set on the windswept coast of southern Australia, where the dense temperate rainforest sweeps down to the blue wilderness of the Great Southern Ocean. One wild winter night, Harry Jewell is driving along the Great Ocean Road, when he hits an animal. He stops and discovers that the creature is still alive. He picks it up and drives through the storm to a wildlife shelter, where an American zoologist, Dr Piper Ross, is on duty as a volunteer. Harry Jewell recognizes that the animal is a tiger quoll, once common in these parts, but now on the verge of extinction. The quoll dies, but the two of them are bonded by their attempt to save its life. A week after the quoll incident, Harry Jewell shows up at the CAPE Institute, where he meets with the director, Heather Dixon-Brown. He slaps two million dollars on the table and says that he wants to fund a research project to save the tiger quoll. However, there is a complication. Harry is the Managing Director of Powerhouse Mining. He has a license to explore the Otways for brown coal. Meanwhile Heather Dixon-Brown’s brother, Andy is facing his own crisis of mortality. Getting into bed with Big Coal and letting Powerhouse mine the forest, will happen over his dead body. This is a play about passion, ethics and what it means to live with the shadow of death (our own and other species). Does it matter if the tiger quoll’s days are numbered? Perhaps extinction is just part of the cycle of life or is human intervention necessary? No one in this play is wicked. No one is entirely virtuous. What unites them all is the one urgent question, in the age of global warming, how are we to live?

Presented by Gemco Players

Performance rights for EXTINCTION exclusivley licensed by HLA Management Pty Ltd, PO Box 1536, Strawberry Hills NSW 2012 (hla@hlamgt.com.au)

 

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Dec
4
7:00 PM19:00

Play Reading - Extinction by Hannie Rayson

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All are welcome to attend this Play Reading to listen or participate.

Location: The Theatre, The Gem Community Arts Centre, 19 Kilvington Drive, Emerald

Synopsis

Extinction is set on the windswept coast of southern Australia, where the dense temperate rainforest sweeps down to the blue wilderness of the Great Southern Ocean. One wild winter night, Harry Jewell is driving along the Great Ocean Road, when he hits an animal. He stops and discovers that the creature is still alive. He picks it up and drives through the storm to a wildlife shelter, where an American zoologist, Dr Piper Ross, is on duty as a volunteer. Harry Jewell recognizes that the animal is a tiger quoll, once common in these parts, but now on the verge of extinction. The quoll dies, but the two of them are bonded by their attempt to save its life. A week after the quoll incident, Harry Jewell shows up at the CAPE Institute, where he meets with the director, Heather Dixon-Brown. He slaps two million dollars on the table and says that he wants to fund a research project to save the tiger quoll. However, there is a complication. Harry is the Managing Director of Powerhouse Mining. He has a license to explore the Otways for brown coal. Meanwhile Heather Dixon-Brown’s brother, Andy is facing his own crisis of mortality. Getting into bed with Big Coal and letting Powerhouse mine the forest, will happen over his dead body. This is a play about passion, ethics and what it means to live with the shadow of death (our own and other species). Does it matter if the tiger quoll’s days are numbered? Perhaps extinction is just part of the cycle of life or is human intervention necessary? No one in this play is wicked. No one is entirely virtuous. What unites them all is the one urgent question, in the age of global warming, how are we to live?

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Oct
6
to Oct 7

Open Stage 2018

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Presented by Gemco Players

Hosted by Carol McCoy and Ted Horton

First Saturday of the Month

Current dates:
October 6
November 10
** Please note this is the second Saturday of November**

Time: 8-11pm

Venue: The Gem Hall, 19 Kilvington Dr, Emerald

Tickets: Performers $3 ... Audience $5
no audience bookings required

Licensed Bar available. No BYO. Bring a plate to share.

If you're a budding actor, fire-breather, belly-dancer, singer, comedian, poet, or if you just want to test out your latest guitar piece in front of an audience - this is the event for you. If you're not a performer yourself, why not come along and be part of the audience? Bring some friends and make an evening of it.

If you'd like to perform  just turn up and register your interest when you arrive with Carol McCoy or Ted Horton.

NOTE: Sometimes the above dates can change due to unforeseen events, so please sign up for our newsletter or like us on Facebook so we can notify you easily.

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Oct
5
to Oct 20

Season 2 - Love and Information by Caryl Churchill

Opening Night fundraiser

Gemco Players will donate profits from the opening night to disaster relief for the people of Sulawesi through Lions Club International. Throughout the run there will be a donations box on the bar for additional contributions.

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Director: David Lawson-Smith

Synopsis

A child cannot feel pain. A man has a secret. A woman wants an affair.
A scientist dissects a brain. Someone tells the police. Another puts an elephant on the stairs. In a series of tantalising vignettes, over 100 vibrant characters search for meaning in their lives. Through sex, death, feeling, thinking, they discover each other. Within their intimate whispers, philosophical exchanges and life-changing revelations, we see ourselves and the people we love.

Show dates:

Friday 5 at 8pm
Saturday 6 at 8pm
Sunday 7 at 6pm (twilight)
Friday 12 at 8pm
Saturday 13 at 8pm
Sunday 14 at 2pm (matinee)
Friday 19 at 8pm
Saturday 20 at 8pm

Ticket prices:

$25; $22 (Children of 15 and under, Students, and concession card holders.); groups of 4 $80 (this ticket has a plus 1 option)

At The Gem Theatre, 19 Kilvington Drive, Emerald VIC 3782

Presented by Gemco Players

An Amateur Production by Arrangement with ORiGiN (TM) Theatrical,
on behalf of Samuel French, Ltd.

 

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Jul
21
to Jul 22

24th Dandenong Ranges One Act Play Festival

JULY

A new logo to reflect the Awards

A new logo to reflect the Awards

Saturday 21

Doors open at 2.15pm
Session 1 at 3pm
Session 2 at 7pm

Sunday 22

Doors open at 10.15am
Session 3 at 11am
Session 4 at 3pm

Awards at 6.30pm

Tickets $15 per session
$35 for whole weekend
also available at the door

Adjudicator: Sharon Maine

Gemco Players is looking forward to holding yet another friendly festival in our theatre The Gem, and we invite you to come along and watch plays from all over Victoria.

We have updated our logo to reflect this years Awards lovingly crafted by Evie Housham

As always, food and refreshments will be available for purchase at the Bar.

Session 1 - Saturday 3pm

Hobo Playhouse - Tuesdays are for Bill by Paul Hannah - Comedy (G)

Two widows visit the graves of their husbands. One has been coming for years, the other is a brand new widow. As the widows reveal how their husbands died, the ghosts of the two husbands appear - the audience can see them but the widows can't.

Nautilus Theatre Project - The Art of Fencing by Chris Dickins - Drama (G)

The Art of Fencing is a short play that explores the relationship of two neighbours over a 12-month period. Over four seasons the audience learns about the long running dispute over a fence between two properties, one owned by Mrs Sherman (played by Christine Skicko) and the other owned by Mr Peabody (played by author Chris Dickins). The play mixes comedy and drama to explore secrets they both hold and Mrs Sherman’s patient endeavours to get Mr Peabody to overcome his obsessions and bitterness to become open once more to people and the world.

Warrandyte Theatre Company - Smitten by Anna Stillaman and Mark Matthews - Comedy (G)

A love story between two adults who can neither bare to be apart nor share.

1812 - Next in Line by Chris Hodson - Drama (M - themes)

A daughter returns home from working overseas, after hearing of the death of her brother. Meeting her father again after several years away is not all they would prefer it to be. Expectations, responsibilities and a dark past now conflict with her current lifestyle.

Session 2 - Saturday 7pm

Powderkeg Players - Slut by Patricia Cornelius - Drama (MA)

Slut was Patricia Cornelius' response to the 2007 Melbourne CBD shootings, and the media's treatment of a stripper who was assaulted immediately prior. A chorus of young women watch and comment on Lolita's rise and final devastating fall from primary school to adulthood. This creatively gritty abstract play powerfully looks at female sexuality, slut shaming and the power of words to offend, label, hurt and influence behaviour.

Dizzy Productions - Ebbed by Mark Lucas - Drama (MA)

John is lost in an unreal world . He has the biggest decision to make. There is a carnival full of unusual character helping and guiding john along his Journey . Who is John?

Gemco Players - Aftermath by Kylie Rackham - Drama (PG)

This play has been withdrawn due to an actors indisposition.

Session 3 - Sunday 11am

Hartwell Players - Lobster Man by Jonathan Cook - Drama (PG)

Mark and Christa are trying to survive in a post-apocalyptic world, feeling certain that they are the last two people on the planet, but that reality is shattered when a stranger arrives at their residence and Mark is faced with the bizarre fact that this visitor is someone he created in a fairytale he told to Christa earlier that day.

Peridot Theatre Company - On the Edge by Kylie Rackham - Drama (M)

Adrian is on the edge, literally, as he summons up the courage to end it all. Joel is ready to fly off it in a final moment of exhilaration. Can these two strangers change each other's lives in a chance meeting? 'On the Edge' is a play about two men at a pivotal moment as they grapple with the notion of responsibility and the value of their lives.

Shalafron Productions - Acceptance by Alfred Krause - Drama (G)

Acceptance is a play that searches through societies involvement into Multiculturalism, Socialism, and Terrorism, by utilizing the five stages of loss.
The play endevours to take the audience on a path through these given subjects that are prudent to out Society and present an understanding of Acceptance.

Flash in the Pan - Anna Alone by Cat Coxan - Drama (PG)

Anna must try to reconcile who she is to move on from her past.

Session 4 - Sunday 3pm

Here There & Everywhere - Therapy by Phillip A Mayer - Drama (M)

A drama/black comedy about sharing, accepting and dealing with the consequences of our life choices! Kelvin has a problem .. Actually, he has several problems, and he’s trying to sort through them with varying degrees of success! With the help of his new therapy group, he’s hopeful he’ll make some progress and find some solutions! But perhaps his therapist has another agenda, as some unforeseen twists present themselves along the five-step path to accepting his situation!

Warrandyte Theatre Company - A Little Book of Oblivion by Stephen Bean - Comedy (G)

An absurd play about a box, a park bench and four characters, all with a strange view of the world and what could possibly be in the box.

Adelphi Theatre - Another Pair of Spectacles by Victor Bridges - Comedy (G)

An unusual pair of spectacles uncovers a few family secrets.

Awards - Sunday 6.30pm

Start a pottery class at the beginning of the year with Raquel Carter (Ceramicist). Why not make 14 trophies!!

Start a pottery class at the beginning of the year with Raquel Carter (Ceramicist). Why not make 14 trophies!!

David Greenaway Memorial Award - Best Production - $250 - Barry Plant Emerald / Mitre 10
Best Production - Runner Up - $150 - Stockdale & Leggo
Best Comedy - $100 - Tinkar's Corner and Gemco Players
Best Drama - $100 - TBC
Best New Play - $100  - TBC
Best Director - $75 - Sea Change Natural Health and Gemco Players
Best Female Actor - $75 - Kaye Charles Real Estate
Best Supporting Female Actor - $50 - Kaye Charles Real Estate
Best Male Actor - $75 - Emerald Fruit Barn
Best Supporting Male Actor - $50 - TBC
Adjudicator Award - $50 - Kaye Charles Real Estate

Raffle Prizes:
Laughing Fox Cafe - gift voucher
Effies Fish and Chips - gift voucher
Emerald Village Meats - gift voucher
Custom Framing - gift voucher
Emerald Pharmacy / Simply Wholesome - bathroom products
Cellarbrations - Bottles of wine
Chris Newport - Bottles of wine
Heather Studham - Beaconsfield Netball Club - bathroom hamper
Sea Change Natural Health - gift voucher
 ... and there's more to come

The Gem Theatre, 19 Kilvington Dr, Emerald Vic 3782
Enquiries: 5968 2844

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