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So much to do in Shepparton this weekend

By Shepparton News

With the opening of a splash park, a school fete, ballet, a twilight festival, Spring Car Nationals and paddling — there's plenty to do in Shepparton this weekend.

And with the weather predicted to reach 28°C today and tomorrow and 30°C on Sunday, it's an ideal time to get out and about.

Today

Opening of Merrigum Splash Park

What: The summer outdoor pool is opening at Merrigum pool.

When: 1.30 pm.

Where: Merrigum Pool, Morrissey St, Merrigum.

Cost: $3.80 child/$5.40 adult/$14.50 family.

St Luke's Primary School Fete

What: Enjoy carnival rides including dodgems, as well as spinning wheels, dunk tank, lots of food and games.

When: 4 pm to 8 pm.

Where: St Luke's Primary School, Goulburn Valley Hwy, Shepparton.

Cost: $35 for unlimited rides.

More information: Phone Raathika on 0421 300 924.

Spring Car Nationals

What: Enjoy a weekend of non-stop action with other like-minded petrol heads.

When: Friday 6 pm to 9 pm, Saturday 9 am to 10 pm, Sunday 9 am to 7 pm.

Where: Shepparton Showgrounds, High St, Shepparton.

Cost: Weekend pass — adult $80/family (two adults and up to three children under 14) $160/child (10-14 inclusive) $30.

More information: Including other ticket prices, visit www.autofest.com.au/spring-nats/event-home/

Tomorrow

Goulburn Valley Academy of Ballet presents The Nutcracker & Other Dances

What: Don't miss the opportunity to see the students perform this classic.

When: Saturday and Sunday at 2 pm.

Where: Riverlinks Eastbank, 70 Welsford St, Shepparton.

Cost: Full $28/Concession $20/Student $18/Child $18.

More information: Phone Riverlinks box office on 5832 9511.

Gemstone Extravaganza

What: There will be trade stalls, demonstrations and a tailgaters’ market. There will also be an auction of gemstones and materials Saturday evening with goods that have been donated from traders and tailgaters.

When: Saturday and Sunday, 10 am to 4 pm.

Where: Kialla Harness Racing Complex, Goulburn Valley Hwy, Shepparton.

Cost: Adults $5, Children under 12 free.

More information: Phone George Fadersen on 5831 8466 or email [email protected]

Flats Walk and Bush Tucker

What: Join Uncle Rueben Baksh and others for a unique and memorable cultural walk on The Flats. Learn about significant events and hear personal stories of life growing up on the banks of the Goulburn River before enjoying a traditional-style lunch.

When: 11 am to 1 pm.

Where: Chinamans Gardens, Mooroopna.

Cost: Free.

More information: Bookings essential — places are limited. Please RSVP to RiverConnect on 5832 9714 or email [email protected]

Toolamba Twilight Festival

What: Live music, licensed bar and food. It's a perfect night out for the whole family.

When: 5 pm to 9 pm.

Where: Toolamba Community Hall, Wren St, Toolamba.

Cost: Free.

More information: Phone Keira Birchmore on 0417 252 874 or email [email protected]

Sunday

Paddlehub

What: Paddlehub offers activities for families looking to experience paddling for the first time or to further develop your paddling skills.

When: 11 am to 3 pm.

Where: Victoria Park Lake — Southern Boat Ramp, Shepparton.

Cost: Free.

More information: Phone 9020 2750 or email [email protected]