Northern Midlands Community Expo

Northern Midlands Community Expo - 21 March 2020

About
An event for locals by locals! 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. Click this box for more info!

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!
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Exhibitors. 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 Our Community Expo is a great opportunity to connect with a variety of organisations operating in our community. Click this box to see who you can find at the Expo!
If you would like to have a table at the Expo, click here for a prospectus and registration form.
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.
Tasmanian Ambulance Community Emergency Response TeamThe 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.
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.
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.
Longford Garden ClubATTENTION 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 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.
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/
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/
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.
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.
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.
Social Media
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