What’s on in Brighton: April/May 2023

by Brighton Council

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1 April Fools Day – Joke’s on you!

Q. Why was the sand wet? A. Because the sea weed!

Fresh Hop Beer Festival. Pic: FB

2 Daylight savings ends. Remember to turn your clocks back one hour!

The Judo State Titles Tournament kicks off today. Catch the action at the Bridge­water PCYC from 9:30am.

5 It’s storytime at the Bridgewater Library. Join in the fun at Play & Learn and Rock & Rhyme. Call 6165 5446 to register.

5 Schools out for Easter. It’s time to ditch the uniform, relax and play as Term 1 for public schools ends today. College term ends on 6 April.

7 Good Friday. The RHH Research Foundation annual Easter Egg Hunt is on at the Royal Tasmanian Bo­tanical Gardens. The hunt begins at 10am. Bookings essential.

9 Happy Easter!

RHH Research Foundation Easter Egg Hunt. Pic: FB

14 Hop along for a day of beer tasting, live music and food trucks at the Fresh Hop Beer Fes­tival at New Norfolk Distillery from 3pm. Find out what is hop-penning at www. freshhop.com.au.

16 Celebrate Indian New Year at the Polish Hall in New Town. There will be traditional perfor­mances and an eight course vegetarian lunch from 10am – 3pm. Tickets via eventbrite.

18 Hedgehogs Story and Craft is on at Bridge­water Library today from 10am-2pm.

22 Drag your friends out for a night of fun at the Drag Quiz Night Fundraiser at Bridgewater Veterans Memorial Centre to help local teen, Kyesha, live her mu­sic academy dream in L.A. Tickets via eventbrite.

23 The Derwent Valley Au­tumn Festival is back on this year at New Norfolk Esplanade. Kicking off at 10am, enjoy the Autumn before colder weather sets in.

24 The Brighton & Surrounds Gardening Club monthly meeting is on tonight from 7pm at Pontville Memorial Hall.

25 The Veterans Memorial Hall in Bridgewater is holding an Anzac Day Dawn Service starting at 6am. This is followed by a Main Service at 11am at the Old Army Camp on Menin Drive, Brighton.

26  Back to school! Term 2 for public schools starts today.

Agfest Field Days. Pic: FB

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4 Agfest is back and promises a jam packed three-day event with something for everyone. Check out www.agfest.com.au for details.

5 Learn how to use DNA results to trace your fam­ily history today at Bridgewater Library. The free two hour ses­ion starts at 10am. Register at eventbrite.

6 The Baskerville 1000 is on today with racing, cars, entertainment and more for the whole family. More info at www.hobartsporting­carclub.org.

13 Head out to the Moonah Sports Centre for the Hobart Card Show, a huge day for lovers of card collecting and trading card games (TCG). Doors open at 10am and entry is $5 per person.

14 It’s time to spoil mums everywhere today. Pop on some pink and head to the Mother’s Day Classic Fundrais­er event at Bellerive Beach Play Park to help the fight against breast cancer.

21 The Friends of Old Beach Foreshore are holding their monthly clean up today. Head to Old Beach Jetty car park at 10am to get involved.

27 Join the fun in New Norfolk when they light up the skies for Cracker Night. Gates open at 4pm with fireworks starting at 7pm. Head to www. facebook.com/Glen­Derwent for more info.

 

COMING UP:

Dark Mofo is back on 8 June, marking the ten year anniversary of the festival in Tas­mania.

Iconic events include Winter Feast and The Ogoh-Ogoh parade and The Burning.

Then July brings the return of the Festival of Voices, an event the whole family can take part in.

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