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Published October 31st 2014
What to do during November on a Sunday
The saying " a month of Sundays" usually refers to "a very long time." This November has five Sundays. As for a long time, we know that the year is flying past at a hurtling speed and if you don't enjoy yourself this month, the year will be gone before you know it. So here are some great Sunday activities for this month with five Sundays.
Sunday Nov 2nd - Grab a Signature Dish Deal at Southbank
Soft Shell crab dish
Today and in fact on every day throughout November Southgate restaurants are serving up their signature dishes with a matching glass of winer, beer or even a cocktail. Cost ranges from $15 to $35! I like the sound of the pork belly bites with spicy soy dressing, along with a matching BearBrass herbal gin cocktail for $15 at BearBrass (available after 3pm). Good place to enjoy the view.
For more information click here. Telephone: 03 9686 1000
There are any number of fetes on in November but something a little different is the Sophia Mundi Steiner School Spring Fair that the Abbotsford Convent Arts & Education Precinct. Not only does it place you in this vibrant arts precinct but Steiner education is fascinating with its gentle tones and hues of the children's art work. Lots of gentle family activities including candle making, non-garish face painting, blacksmithing, stone masoning, gentle music and performances and a children's tent. School tours and nourishing food with vegetarian options and a cafe with rose tea and treats.
Where: Sophia Mundi 1 St Heliers Street, Abbotsford Telephone: 03 9419 9229
Cost: Free Time: 10am - 4pm
Nov 16th - If you can't do it you can at least watch.
Racing up the 88 flights of stairs at Melbourne's tallest building isn't everyone's cup of tea. But for some 2,500 climbers this is the ultimate challenge and a good way to raise money for charity. But even if you aren't participating there is whole entertainment precinct set out at the bottom with a dedicated health.com.au Kids Zone with colouring in, face painting and other kids activities.
Some athletes take this event incredibly seriously, others are there just to prove they can do it and there are some strange sights to be had. Meanwhile, while cheering them on, you can always get inspired and start training for next year.
A day hosted by the Dairy Industry Association of Australia. You pay $20 at the door but kids under 12 are free and then its unlimited tastings and free samples including cheese, ice-cream, yogurt and butter. You can also attend any number of free masterclasses throughout the day. This is a brand new event for Melbourne.
Venue: Ormond Hall at The Village, 557 St Kilda Road, Melbourne (entry via Moubray Street)
Nov 29th - Kickstart December at the Frankston Festival of Lights
The end of November and seriously Christmas is upon us. There is no better way to start the festive season than the free Festival of Lights at Frankston. A new family tradition perhaps as here they have the lighting of the 100-year-old Norfolk Pine and fireworks and Santa's earliest of visits. It seems he visits Frankston before Melbourne! There is also a fully choreographed and awe-inspiring theatrical sound and light show plus loads of live family entertainment. If you live in Melbourne this is worth the drive down there.