Public Lecture: Gnaraloo Turtle Conservation Program

Hear about the latest season of field research undertaken to protect the turtles of Gnaraloo in a free public lecture at the WA Museum - Geraldton on March 18. Gnaraloo Station is a working pastoral station and wilderness tourism business located approximately 150 km north of Carnarvon, adjacent to the Ningaloo Marine Park and the Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Area, in remote northwestern Australia. The Gnaraloo coastline has significant sea turtle rookeries, with endangered loggerhead (Caretta caretta), endangered green (Chelonia mydas) and critically endangered hawksbill (Eretmochelys imbricata) turtles annually nesting along the coast, generally from November - April. The research findings help with the protection of critical coastal nesting habitats of endangered marine species, biodiversity conservation, inform management activity and increase community awareness of conservation issues. Bookings welcome 9921 5080
-Location: Western Australian Museum Geraldton -Start Time: 18 Mar 2014 07:00 PM -Contact: WA Museum Geraldton 9921 5080

March Business After Hours- Mid West Chamber of Commerce

MWCCI March Business After Hours will be hosted by the St Francis Xavier, Cathedral Precinct Project. A prominent heritage architect has presented plans for exterior and interior restoration, plus a new Monsignor Hawes Heritage Centre on the site. The Heritage Centre will include a café as well as a Museum. This museum will allow the public to view the historic collection of memorabilia and artefacts related to the life and works of Monsignor Hawes.
-Location: Cathedral Church Car Park, 7 Maitland St. Geraldton -Start Time: 20 Mar 2014 05:30 PM -Contact: Jessica Scott - events@mwcci.com.au 9964 6767

Waggrakine Primary School Family Portraits Session with AdvancedLife Photography

Waggrakine Primary School is holding Family Portrait sessions for just $20! You will receive a keyring with a wallet sized portrait as well as a 10x13" family portrait OR an A3 pencil sketch. There will be other packages available but they are obligation free. Please check our Facebook event page for terms and conditions and booking times. https://www.facebook.com/events/240880469417393/?fref=ts -Location: Waggrakine Primary School, Hall Road -Start Time: 22 Mar 2014 09:00 AM -Contact: Paula Luckraft Mitchell

Better Beginnings Book-Sharing Session

Families with babies around three months old are introduced to the services and resources available at the Library.

Babies receive and individualised certificate from the Mayor, and are also able to join the Library.
Ask at the front desk about receiving your Better Beginnings pack and book and about attending a presentation.

Our next Better Beginnings book-sharing session will be held on Friday 28th March at 10.30am.

Geraldton Regional Library

We Love Local? Workshop

Full details: http://pollinators.org.au/event/love-local-training/ Everyone from government policy-makers to weekend coffee-drinkers think about the social and economic impact of ‘local’, and it’s a conversation that needs to be had. Does buying local really makes our community or world a better place? Who is local, anyway? What are other criteria I could use to guide how I buy? If I want to sell or market my local services, how can I do this better? This workshop will bring together the insights and expertise from the previous weeks and offer you insights, tools and tips to make the most of ‘localism’. The Workshop is relevant to: Established local businesses looking to increase their reach and impact in the local market Social enterprises and NFPs wanting to capitalise on their social and local credentials to secure procurement contracts Government and corporate procurement staff keen to increase their percentage of local procurement New enterprises investigating offering new local products or services into the market Guest presenters will include: John Stanley of John Stanley Associates — Retail consultant and reputable speaker and adviser on growing local enterprise Milton Milroy of MEEDAC — MEEDAC have established innovative local food enterprises through contracts to Karara Mining Mark Weston of Bookara Goat Dairy — Mark’s established a local Goat Dairy that sells cheeses in the Midwest and across the state Gavin Treasure of Mid West Development Commission —Gavin’s passionate and well-informed about the power of localism to transform towns and regions Wendy Norris of Geraldton Organised Primary Producers — Wendy leads GOPP — a Midwest success story taking a collaborative approach to local buying Benefits from attending will include: Get valuable insights from expert and experienced guest speakers, Discuss strategies and tactics for improving marketing and procurement of local products and services, Connect with new partners, collaborators and service providers, Get the ‘facts’ about perceptions and habits, as documented through the survey results. For details of other events during this month, check the ‘We Love Local?’ page on Pollinators website.
-Location: CityHive, 184 Marine Tce, Geraldton -Start Time: 25 Mar 2014 01:00 PM -Contact: jo@pollinators.org.au

Empowerment Seminar Taster — Lunchtime Learning

http://pollinators.org.au/event/empowerment-ll/ Cari Taylor from This I Am will share a ‘taste’ of the tools and approaches to be shared through the upcoming Empowerment Seminar Series. This I Am’s work takes participant’s on a journey through our inner road blocks – to the obstacles we place in our way – finally emerging as seeing all that we are. Their work and this taster will share how participants can grow within themselves to becoming all that they are – a connection back to truth and self – the I AM. During the series participants will work through realigning and balancing our energies and finding our heart space of all that we are. It is a peaceful yet compelling journey – that is set to release new vibrations and cast out old beliefs – it is discovering the space of you within – to connect to the IAM. Cari Taylor is an entrepreneur, trainer, counsellor and teacher whose life purpose is two-fold: First – is to allow people the ability to see their worth, and that wellness is their greatest asset to building the life of their dreams… that taking time for you is not a luxury – it is a necessity – and that preventing stress is your greatest defense to preventing illness. Secondly - it is only to serve each and every person we encounter, to restore a sense of self – a return to grace – all that you are. A return to knowing I AM. And in this, a recognition and deep connection to Love Pollinators Lunchtime Learning sessions are forums for members to share their ideas, tips, tricks or venture with other members. We start at 12:35 and finish at 1:25 so it fits within a lunch hour, Our guest introduces themselves and shares for 25 minutes, Open discussion and question follows, BYO lunch and you can use our kitchen for prep and clean-up, Participation is FREE for Pollinators members, $11 for non-members. -Location: CityHive, 184 Marine Tce, Geraldton -Start Time: 12 Mar 2014 12:30 PM -Contact: info@thisiam.com.au

We Love Local? Panel Discussion

http://pollinators.org.au/event/love-local-panel/ Pollinators’ members and partners are coming together for a month-long series of surveys, dialogue, training and action around on the allure and economics of buying, procuring, eating or even banking local. Everyone from government policy-makers to weekend coffee-drinkers think about the social and economic impact of ‘local’, and it’s a conversation that needs to be had. Does buying local really makes our community or world a better place? Who is local, anyway? What are other criteria I could use to guide how I buy? If I want to sell or market my local services, how can I do this better? The panel discussion will be facilitated by Jo Blayney, of Insightful Coaching and Consulting. Panel members on the discussion include: Jason McFarlane of Pracsys — Jason is an economist who’s had long involvement with local economic development in Australia and in Geraldton. Johnny Barber of Drylands Permaculture Farm — Johnny is an accredited Permaculture teacher and part or the team behind on of the world’s leading demonstrations of sustainable dryland agriculture. Greg Payne of Karara Mining — Greg leads on Karara’s community engagement initiatives, including the innovation park, and partnerships to grow sustainable local enterprises through corporate procurement. Paula Fletcher of Calypso Designs — Paula is part of the team behind the ‘We Love KB‘ maps in Kalgoorlie-Boulder which aim to highlight and promote local, independent business and attractions. John Stanley of John Stanley Associates — Retail consultant and reputable speaker and adviser on growing local enterprise Join us for this live AND webcast discussion amongst locals and leading experts about eating, buying and living local. You can join ‘live’ at CityHive, or via GoToTraining (online), and participants will be able to ask questions and participate in the discussion. For details of other events during this month, check the ‘We Love Local?’ page on Pollinators website. -Location: CityHive, 184 Marine Tce, Geraldton and online -Start Time: 11 Mar 2014 12:00 PM -Contact: jo@pollinators.org.au

Expanding Minds Midwest Claire Eaton Workshops

Expanding Minds Midwest aims to provide support to families with children who have been recognised as having higher ability. EMM are please to present Claire Eaton, an Australian speaker and Educator, in a number of workshops tailored to the special social and emotional needs of higher ability children from 9-13 years of age. When: Sunday 30th March 2014 Where: Upstairs at the Geraldton Club, Marine Tc What: Boys Workshop: 9 - 11.30am Girls Workshop: 12.30 – 3pm Parents Workshop: 5 - 7 pm ** Please note that the workshops require a minimum of 10 to run & if this is not possible, a combined boys & girls workshop will be offered. This means that there may be a change of times to the parent session. To make the most of this fantastic opportunity offered right on our doorstep and book tickets to the workshops, please go to the relevant link below and register: Parent session link http://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/expanding-minds-parent-workshop-tickets-10776375429 Boys link
http://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/expanding-minds-boys-roc-teen-workshop-tickets-10776483753 Girls link http://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/expanding-minds-girls-roc-teen-workshop-tickets-10776750551

-Location: Geraldton Club, Marine Terrace 
-Start Time: 30 Mar 2014 09:00 AM 
-Contact: Contact Cherith Nelson-Milnes on cnelsonmilnes@gmail.com,

or Di Todd at southridge.design@bigpond.com

HOME OPENS WITH LARA SADOWSKI

Sunday March 9th: 18 Glassford Vista, Glenfield 4x2 O.F $599,000 10.30-11am 8 Waratah Court, Strathalbyn 4x2 $490,000 11.15-11.45am 6 Rustic Court, Strathalbyn 5x2 $820,000 2.10-2.40pm 117 Brede Street, Geraldton 5x2 O.F $450,000 12.45-1.15pm 24 Glenview Street, Mt Tarcoola 4x2 O.F $399,000 1.15-1.45pm 33 Bayview Street, Mt Tarcoola $475,000 12-12.30pm 319 Chapman Road, Bluff Point 5x2 $650,000 12.10-12.40pm
-Location: Geraldton -Start Time: 09 Mar 2014 10:30 AM -Contact: Lara Sadowski - 0407 160 175

Panthers netball club grading

Grading for panthers netball. If you haven't registered yet, you can do so at grading. $50 deposit required at registration. Uniforms will need to be ordered at grading. JUNIORS - 4 til 5.30 SENIORS - 5.30 til 7 Please bring a water bottle and a hat and your clearance forms if you have played for another club. If you can't make this one there will be another one on the 15th same times. Please phone Sam on 0429647119 or jay on 0437347203.
-Location: Netball courts -Start Time: 08 Mar 2014 04:00 PM -Contact: Sam 0429647119 or Jay 0437347203