Northern Midlands Community Expo

Northern Midlands Community Expo - 21 March 2020

EVENT POSTPONED

After careful consideration we have made the decision to postpone our Northern Midlands Community Expo that was scheduled for this weekend, Saturday 21 March 2020. We are incredibly disappointed but maintaining the health of our communities is critical. Thank you in advance for your cooperation and understanding.

Longford Village Green & Longford Memorial Hall

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EVENT POSTPONED
update: 16 March 2020. After careful consideration we have made the decision to postpone our Northern Midlands Community Expo that was scheduled for this weekend, Saturday 21 March 2020.
We are incredibly disappointed but maintaining the health of our communities is critical.
Thank you in advance for your cooperation and understanding.
This is a free community event to showcase the organisations, clubs, groups, and businesses in the Northern Midlands. There are thousands of connections to be made within our community. Come along to find out all the great activities, volunteering opportunities, services, and fun you can have in our municipality.

For anyone who's ever wondered...

  • What's happening in my local community?
  • What clubs are there?
  • What sporting or crafting activities can I participate in?
  • What events can I get involved in? Or go along to?
  • What volunteering opportunities are there?
  • What products and services can I buy locally?

You'll be surprised at how much fun you can have in your own neighbourhood!

There are thousands of connections to be made within our community!

This is a community event to showcase the organisations, clubs, groups, and businesses in the Northern Midlands.

Everyone is invited! It's FREE to attend!

People of the Northern Midlands - this is a great opportunity to find out what is available in your community: volunteering, sporting, creative activities, community involvement, and fun things to do!

Organisations, clubs, groups of the Northern Midlands - you are all invited to participate to showcase your activities and let local community members know how they can get involved.

Businesses of the Northern Midlands - let the community know what's available locally, and how you service our region.

The theme of this event is BE LOCAL!
SHOP local
SUPPORT local
CONSIDER local
IMMERSE local

Event background

In late 2018 a visit to the Northern Midlands by the Governor, Her Excellency Professor the Honourable Kate Warner AC prompted us to organise a gathering of local community organisations to showcase their services. the event was small, yet a success. Imagine if this happened on a larger scale! There are thousands of connections to be made within our community. This platform is a wonderful way to facilitate those connections. The success of this event will ensure its future. Stay tuned to this event for updates on who's coming to showcase what they offer to our community. We'll feature all of our exhibitors.

Follow the event on Facebook! #nmcetas2020 #nm4local

​Interested in being an exhibitor at the Expo?

If you are interested in having a table or exhibit at this event, contact Fiona Dewar (available Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays) on 6397 7303 or fiona.dewar@nmc.tas.gov.au for a prospectus or download the prospectus here.

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Get Involved
Find out more How to get involved if you would like to be an exhibitor at the 2020 Northern Midlands Community Expo. Click this box to find out!

If you are interested in having a table or exhibit at this event, contact Fiona Dewar (available Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays) on 6397 7303 or fiona.dewar@nmc.tas.gov.au for a prospectus or download the prospectus here.

Who's coming?
Who can you meet at the Community Expo? Click this box to see who will have a table at the Expo, and who can help you to find out more about the groups and organisations in the Northern Midlands.
If you would like to have a table at the Expo, click here for a prospectus and registration form.
Advocacy TasmaniaAdvocacy Tasmania is an organisation that advocates for those with disability, older people, people with drug and alcohol issues, people with mental health issues.

We are here to chat about our services at the Community Expo.
Avoca Museum & Information CentreAMIC is also a gallery for local artists. The centre is supported by an enthusiastic group of volunteers. There are opportunities to join the team, or pop along to check out the museum and find out the fascinating stories of the region. Have a chat to volunteers at our Community Expo.
Big Bite Dutch TreatsBig Bite Dutch Treats claim the best stroopwafels and traditional Dutch treats around. You can find them at our Community Expo and see for yourself.
Bishopsbourne Progress AssociationWe look after an excellent community facility which includes:
- Cricket Ground
- Large Hall suitable for parties
- Meeting room
- BBQ area
- Free self-contained overnight camping area

We are a great venue for your next function. We will have information available at the Community Expo.
Breast Screen TasmaniaBreast Screen Tasmania provides FREE mammograms to Tasmanian women between the ages of 40 - 74.

The Mobile Screening Unit will be in Longford 20 April and 1 May.

Breast Screen staff will be at the Community Expo to answer your questions.
Campbell Town Museum & Visitor Information CentreLocal museum and Visitor Information centre, located at Campbell Town's Town Hall. The museum has interested displays of the local history, local characters, Harold Gatty, and more. Volunteers interact with visitors to the town.

Meet some of the volunteers at the Community Expo.
Capstone CollegeCapstone College is a Special Assistance College that works with young people who have disengaged from education. We deliver years 9 - 12 levels of education in a supported setting. We are located at Poatina, but run door to door bus pickups from as far as Deloraine and Launceston as well as the general Northern Midlands region. Our students will also be here with our fully licenced and set up coffee truck, doing Barista and serving as part of their training.

Come see them and get a great coffee at the Community Expo!
Christ Church Anglican Church, LongfordWe are the local Anglican church which seeks to promote the love of the Lord Jesus Christ to the Longford, Perth, and Cressy area.

Come and say hi to the new rector, Reverend Dub Gannon, at the Community Expo.
Community Emergency Response Team -Tasmanian AmbulanceThe Community Emergency Response Team play a vital role in our region. They provide local support for life-threatening emergencies prior to the arrival of an emergency ambulance. The team welcome new volunteers. All training is provided. Members of the C.E.R.T. will be at the Community Expo. Come and meet the volunteers and find out more.
Cornerstone Pet CrematoriumCornerstone Pet Crematorium, located at Breadalbane, is Tasmania's leading pet cremation business. We offer the very best for your pet when the sad time arises. We pride ourselves on our professionalism and compassion at a very difficult time. For more information please visit our website or phone 6344 1794
COTA
(Council on the Ageing)
COTA Tasmania is a not-for-profit organisation made up of staff and volunteers who are passionate about advancing the rights and interests of Tasmanians as we age. We promote a positive view of ageing, challenge age stereotypes, foster inclusion and participation, and support independence and choice. Our vision is that ageing in Australia is a time of possibility, opportunity and influence.
Country Women's AssociationCressy Branch of the CWA. Fundraiser, caterer, and promotion of country women's pursuits.
Craftastic Creations / Close to my HeartDiscover your creativity, preserve ans share the moments that matter most. Enjoy some me time crafting. Come along to a workshop card making or scrap booking.
Elizabeth Macquarie Homes Inc.A not-for-profit local community organisation which provides suitable easy care, low maintenance accommodation for the ambulatory aged of Campbell Town and Ross.
Hearing AustraliaCould you be missing any of the sounds you love? Find out now with the friendly folks from Hearing Australia.Take the first step toward rediscovering the sounds you love with a hearing check on the bus. Hearing Australia is the nation's largest provider of government funded hearing services for children, young adults under 26, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, pensioners and veterans. For over 70 years they have had the privilege of helping Australians rediscover the joy of sound, keeping them connected to the people and life they love.
Helping HandThe Helping Hand at Longford provide emergency relief, and have a Centrelink officer attending each month for members of the community seeking advice.
Legal Literacy VolunteersLegal Literacy volunteers provide a free, confidential service to help with filling out forms, writing letters, understanding documents.

Volunteers can also identify unmet legal needs and make referrals to their free solicitors with the aim of preventing little issues turning into impossible ones.

The service is a program of the Launceston Community Legal centre.

Come and meet the volunteers at the Community Expo.
Libraries TasmaniaLibraries Tasmania deliver services from many sites around the state, connecting Tasmanians to knowledge, ideas, and community through our libraries and archives. Our services include a broad collection of lending items, research and information services,free access to computers, and a variety of programs that enable personal learning, growth, and community connections.

Visit Longford Library at 55 Wellington St. Monday - Thursday 10am - 5pm, Friday 11am - 6pm.
Living LongfordLiving Longford is a facebook group about this beautiful place, Longford, in stunning Tasmania. It is open to anyone, wherever you live. It is about the amazing present, respect for those in the past, and community.

Come and meet the group creator, Stefan, at the Community Expo.
Longford Art GroupThe art group is run through the Anglican Church. We encourage local people involved in arts and crafts. The group meet on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month, and run monthly workshops.


Longford Fishing ClubLongford Fishing club is the second oldest in Australia. The club has a membership of around 60, plus juniors. We have Kids Dam Days throughout the season.

Come along and meet some of the members of the fishing club, share stories of the ones that got away, find out about all the activities throughout the year, and lots more.
Longford Garden Club & Longford BloomsATTENTION ALL GARDENERS! The Longford Garden Club might be just what you are looking for! The club is for community members sharing an interest in gardening, meetings with guest speakers, garden visits, an annual flower show, and other events. Come and chat with members at our Community Expo.
Longford Jazz ClubThe Longford Jazz Club meet at the Longford Parish Hall from 7.30 - 9.30pm. Music and guest vocalists.

Come and meet Jazz club members at the Community Expo.
Longford Legends CommitteeThe Longford Legends Committee seeks to identity and recognise individuals, events, and families who have a strong association with Longford and have made significant contributions to the Longford region.

Meet the team and share your thoughts at the Community Expo.
Longford Local District CommitteeWe are a sub-committee of Council acting as a conjoint between Council and the residents of the greater Longford area.

Members of the LDC will be at the Community Expo. Come and have a chat.
Longford Rotary ClubLongford Rotary members are very active in the community, participating in many projects. Come and see them at the Expo and have a chat about the projects they are working on that support our local community.
Longford Sesquicentenary CommitteeThe Longford Sesquicentenary Committee is gathering info and funds for the 150th anniversary celebration.

Have ideas or want to be involved? Come and meet the team at our Community Expo.
Metal Minds RoboticsYouth Robotics, STEM program delivery. Mentoring 10 - 18 year olds in teamwork, design, build and programming of competition robots.

Three very different levels of robotics, the younger (10 - 14/15yrs) teams do FIRST Lego League robotics and the older teams make and design their own parts as part of the FIRST Tech Challenge Team (15 - 17) and FIRST Robotics Challenge (16 - 18).
https://metalmindsrobotics.com/
Midlands Rural & Remote ChildcareNot-for-profit childcare services supporting the Communities of Longford, Cressy, Avoca & Perth.
Norfolk Plains Film SocietyThe Norfolk Plains Film society meets on the 3rd Friday of the month at 7.30pm at the Anglican Church hall, William Street, Longford. New members are welcome.
Northern Midlands Church of ChristThe Northern Midlands Church of Christ will have a table at our Community Expo to chat about how their friendly church is true to the Bible.
https://www.churchofchrist.com.au/
Operation Christmas ChildWe create and source content to fill shoe boxes with useful items to send to Australasia children to help them in their schooling and community.
Red CrossProviding service to the community.
Riverlands Christian CommunityRiverlands Christian Community (Longford Baptist) run a number of activities and programs, there's something for the whole family.

Activities include:
Stay & Play Playgroup: for newborn to age 5, on Wednesdays during school terms.

Threads of friendship - Craft Group: meeting each Tueday, great opportunity to meet others, and a range of crafts including sewing, card making, felting, knitting, crocheting, and cuppas.

Ladies Games Group: board game fun, every Wednesday afternoon.

Neighbours: Over 50 and like to connect with others in the community? Each Friday fortnight enjoy morning tea and lunch, and various trips and social activities throughout the year.

Come and chat to Riverlands community at our Expo to find out more.
Ross Community Sports ClubThe volunteer management committee at the Ross Community Sports Club are a busy team! The club rooms are licensed and open to the public each Sunday from 3-6pm. The grounds consist of a sports oval and a rodeo ground. The committee also maintains and runs the Ross swimming pool from December - March. The rooms and grounds are available to the public for events. All money raised by the club goes back into the community after costs. They also help with donations to school students, i.e. bibs for netballers and travel costs for students to compete away from home. They assist the Campbell Town Hospital Auxiliary with fundraising, and members of the committee also assist with maintaining the cemeteries by mowing, weeding etc. If you're looking for volunteer opportunities, or would like to find out more about utilising the facilities, come and chat to members of this dynamic committee at the Community Expo.
Rossarden & Friends Kids Christmas PartyRossarden and Friends Kids Christmas Inc. run an annual Christmas party for families and descendants of families from Rossarden, Avoca and Royal George, continuing a Christmas party commenced in 1930 by the Rossarden Mine. Over 130 Children attend. The volunteers will be at the Community Expo, come along and chat to them about their program.
Rossarden Fire BrigadeRossarden is a Volunteer Fire Brigade. Volunteer brigade members are dedicated volunteers from the local community. Members primarily respond to emergencies, undertake hazard reduction, and community education.

Members of Rossarden volunteer brigade will be at the Community Expo (if not called off to an emergency!) Come and have a chat.
Rural Youth Tasmania - Westmorland Rural YouthThe Rural Youth Organisation of Tasmania is an autonomous organisation for persons between the ages of 15-30, which aims to provide opportunities for the personal development of members through social, educational, cultural and agricultural activities.
Scouts - CressyScouts Tasmania - Cressy Branch. At Scouts, young people can take part in activities that teach important life skills while having fun and keeping active.

Come and meet the scouts and hear about all the fun they've been having at the Community Expo.
She Shed RossThe She Shed Ross is like a Men's Shed but with females. Come and learn to woodwork, or do other crafts, or just have a cuppa. The She Shed folks will be at our Community Expo and will love to share their group.
St Vincent de Paul SocietyThe St Vincent de Paul Society's members, staff, and volunteers reach out to the most vulnerable in our community through our conferences, special works, Vinnies Shops and Vinnies Warehouses. Members, staff and volunteers help those in need and do NOT discriminate against culture, religious or political beliefs.

Vinnies in the Northern Midlands is located at Longford, where you can find great clothing, furniture, books, music etc. Volunteers at Vinnies Longford make a difference for those in need. For some Vinnies volunteers, it is a chance to give something back to their community, to use their skills and experience to make a difference in the lives of people who need assistance the most. For others, it is a chance to develop new skills and experience in a supportive environment.

The team will be at the expo to chat with those interested in what Vinnies can offer, or interested in volunteering.
Toosey Aged CareToosey offers the residents of the Northern Midlands community and surrounding areas the opportunity to stay close to their families and friends and to age in the community they have lived and worked in during their lifetime.

Services offered to the Community are:
- Residential Care
- Respite Care
- Day Centre Home Care/Commonwealth Home Support Services/DVA Nursing
- Rural Medical Beds
- Allied Health Services
- Meals on Wheels
- Independent Living Units
Wellways
Wellways to Health, low to moderate free capacity building mental health program.

Programs are 2 hours x 4 week or 1 hour x 8 weeks. A not for profit community service organisation.

Come and have find out about the the programs available at the Community Expo.

Youth Mental Health Program
The Royal Flying Doctor Service delivers services to improve health and wellbeing, supporting young people aged 8 to 16 years, who are experiencing mild to moderate mental health issues in remote and rural areas. A mobile team of youth health professionals provide mental health outreach services to address the needs of young people within a person's own community.

Come and chat to the RFDS at the Community Expo, find out about the services and programs available for the youth in the Northern Midlands.
Youth OfficerNorthern Midlands Youth Officer facilitates youth programs in our region. Come for a chat and find out what's happening, how to participate, and what volunteer opportunities are available.
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