Mildura Weekly : Friday October 24 2014 Vol 8 No 51
Distributed FREE every Friday FRIDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2014 WWW.MILDURAWEEKLY.COM.AU VOL 8 #51 The Australian Government provides funding for pensioners and veterans to receive FREE hearing services at contracted hearing clinics. All an eligible person needs is to get a referral from their GP. Once you have a referral YOU have the choice to take it to ANY hearing clinic to receive services. Country Hearing Care is the ONLY locally owned and operated hearing clinic within the Sunraysia region. Providing high quality services that are ethically and morally grounded is our top priority. Choose local when you access health services to ensure we can continue to provide our community with the standard of service it deserves. The big Dipper! A Toad’s tale...in the Gardens! CLASSIC English humour will bring the Inland Bo- tanic Gardens to life next week when the Mildura Theatre Company stages ‘The Wind in the Willows: Toad of Toad Hall.’ MTC is staging a unique interactive version of Kenneth Grahame’s much-loved children’s book, featuring the ad- ventures of notable char- acters including Badger, Rat, Mole, and the very mischievous Toad as they journey to conquer the treacherous Chief Weasel, and her side-kick Chief Ferret. Unlike a ‘normal’ the- atrical experience, this production of Toad Hall will see the audience mov- ing from ‘stage to stage,’ following the scenes as they are played out in dif- ferent settings. The interesting venue for the ‘Toad’ shenanigans will be the Australian In- land Botanic Gardens at Mourquong. MTC’s latest produc- tion follows in the wake of the success it had with previous outdoor adapta- tions of family favourites including ‘The Magic Pud- ding’ (2012), and ‘James and the Giant Peach’ (2007). Toad of Toad Hall will be staged tonight and to- morrow night, as well as next Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. Gates open at 6.30pm, with the performances set to start at 7pm. Each performance is limited to 100 seats with refreshments during inter- val to be supplied by AIBG volunteers. Tickets can be pur- chased through the Mil- dura Visitor Information and Booking Centre on 5018 8380. • GETTING INTO CHARACTER: Pia Davis (Mole); Jonathan Strangio (Rat); Abe Kortekass (Toad) and Leeanne Faux (Badger) during this week’s full dress rehearsals for the Mildura Theatre Company’s ‘The Wind in the Willows: Toad of Toad Hall.’ Photograph: PAUL MENSCH With his trademark moustache and engaging personality, AFL legend Robert ‘Dipper’ DiPierdomenico was the life of the party at yesterday’s Mildura Finance Limited Sunassist Golf Day. Despite not bringing any clubs, ‘Dipper’ got into the swing of things making sure he got around and ‘helped’ every team in the 18-hole ambrose tournament. For the full story turn to Page 33.
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