What’s On This Weekend (expired)

Artisans and producers show their wares at Christmas markets at Pfeiffer Wines.

Here is a quick run-down of 5 things happening around Albury Wodonga and surrounds this weekend.

Chrissy Feels – Artisan Christmas Market & Carols by the Creek, Rutherglen

Stroll around the many stalls featuring the works of passionate local artists, artisans and makers, and stock up on all your special Christmas gifts at Pfeiffer Wines Rutherglen on Sunday 1 December.

Christmas carols and entertainment throughout the day include The Scots School Albury Pipe Band, the Murray Conservatorium Choir and Sing Australia – Corowa. King Valley barbecue and Cloud Nine Coffee will be providing the food and hot coffee and of course there will be lots of wine to try and buy, all within the shady grounds of Pfeiffer Wines.

Exhibition – Turning the Sod: Building the Hume Dam, Albury Wodonga

One hundred years ago, in November 1919, the Governor-General turned the first sod to signify the beginning of construction of the Hume Dam. A display that looks at the triumphs and tragedies of the first years of the Hume Dam construction, is underway at Lavington Library.

Photo credit: AlburyCity

When finished in 1936, Hume Dam was the biggest in the southern hemisphere and one of the largest in the world. Through a vast collection of photographs, Turning the Sod: Building the Hume Dam will look at the various elements that come together on such a significant project. Exhibition runs until February 1.

Arts & Culture – Summer Place, Albury

Murray Art Museum Albury (MAMA) presents its second annual architecture project, Summer Place.

Architect Joshua Zoeller was commissioned to create a vast outdoor room in QEII Square, so if you haven’t seen it yet, check it out. Using clever design and materials, the lawns of the open space area has been transformed into a cool, shaded place that can be enjoyed by everyone.

Family – Book Launch, My Grandma is 100

Join local author Aimee Chan as she launches her new children’s book My Grandma is 100 on Saturday 30 November at 2pm at the Albury LibraryMuseum.

Brings the kids and enjoy a special story-time session with Aimee.

Albury author Aimee Chan.

Music – By the Banks Music Festival, Albury

By The Banks Music Festival is Albury’s unique festival experience, held on the banks of the Murray River on Saturday 30 November from 11.30am.

The festival is centred around the showcasing of talented independent artists over 12 hours. As well as the music, By The Banks also features a dedicated workshop space, a kids space, circus activities, market stalls, five food vendors, four market stalls, a fully licensed bar, and a coffee van, all run by local community members.

Photo credit: By The Banks Music Festival Facebook Page

What’s On – Extra (from our Border Cafe partners)

Live & Free, The Studio @ SSA

Fri Nov 29 – Sons of Motherless Goats

Sat Nov 30 – You Are Not Alone

Details: http://www.ssaclub.com.au/studio/