THE USA’s foremost harmonica virtuoso Phil Wiggins with Dom Turner, at the Piping Hot Chicken Shop on 26 May. Turner is well-known for his almost 30 years of work with one of Australia’s leading blues acts, Backsliders. Wiggins is also a gifted songwriter and teacher and has managed and presented workshops across the US and internationally.
- Book very early: 5255 1566.
Be with birds
BIRDLIFE Bellarine is a small group of bird enthusiasts dedicated to bird observing. Outings are conducted on the first Wednesday and third Sunday of each month. The Wednesday outing takes up the morning and is usually conducted around the Geelong area. Sunday outings are a full-day event and are conducted further afield.
Why not check it out on Sunday 21 May?
Farmers market heaven
A PRODUCE-ONLY market, the main aim of the Bellarine Community Farmers’ Market is to bring together local farmers, growers and producers from the smallest backyard to the biggest business to provide fresh food and produce, direct to the public, in one convenient location. It’s a wonderful free event that’s next on Saturday 21 May, from 9am to 1pm.
- Corner Presidents Avenue and Draper Street, Ocean Grove.
Jam with Big Jim
Let your inner Elvis, CCR, Beatles and Neil Diamond out with Big Jim, who will be performing originals and covers from the ’60s and ’70s.
- Zebra Bar, Ocean Grove, Sunday 22 May, 2pm to 5pm: 5255 3961.
Learn to surf
LEARN how to “ride a wave”. Take a class with fully qualified and friendly instructors. Surf the right way, the fun way, first time. Just get in the water and have a go with highly trained instructors. You might just surprise yourself and find your inner Mick Fanning or Sally Fitzgibbons.