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SOCIAL PROGRAM

REFRESHMENTS

Tea and coffee will be available to walkers at registration and walk assembly, and afternoon tea will be offered at the end of each day's walks at the East Warburton Hall.

EVENING SOCIAL PROGRAM

The Evening Social Program is available to all participants whether they stay at Arrabri or at alternative accommodation in the Warburton area. There will be no restriction on numbers attending.

Pre dinner drinks and snacks will take place at Arrabri Lodge from 5.30pm in the Recreation Hall/Basketball Stadium where there will be ample seating and space to mingle. Alternatively, you may socialize in the outside areas provided the weather is fine.

Registration entitles the participant to attend the pre dinner snacks whether or not they attend the dinner.

The pre dinner snacks and plastic glasses will be provided by Melbourne Bushwalkers. Drinks are BYO wine or beer and a large fridge near the diningroom at Arrabri, or large Eskies filled with ice, will be available for your use. Please label your bottle with your name.

Note: Walkers are advised that Arrabri is a school camp, a "nut free venue", and no glasses are allowed.

The Saturday evening meal will be held in the dining room at Arrabri. This will be served from 6.15pm or, depending on numbers, there may be two dinner sittings as there will be no restriction on numbers. The dining area will close at 7.30pm. A siren will sound for dinner and you are asked to attend promptly.

If two dinner sittings are required, either before or after your dinner participants can wander the "Night Trail", or socialize with participants from other clubs prior to listening to our guest speakers

The Saturday dinner will be 2 courses and consist of lasagna (meat or vegetarian), chips, salad and bread with a dessert of apple crumble and ice-cream followed by tea or coffee. Diners can take their own beer or wine to dinner. Plastic glasses and drinking water will be provided. The meal costs $25 per person, payable on registration. Please wear your name tag to dinner.

Parking: As parking at Arrabri is only available for those staying there, participants are requested to carpool from their chosen accommodation and park at the East Warburton Hall, at the school opposite the Hall or along the grass verge, before walking the 200m to Arrabri.

Note: A torch or headlight would be useful for when you return to your car at the end of the evening.

Guest Speakers

We have two guest speakers arranged and these will be introduced at 7.45pm. The topic for the evening will be "Warburton – Present and Past". Monica Mains, Senior Forest Management and Roading Officer at DELWP will talk on the flora and fauna and walking tracks, and Mike McCarthy, a published amateur historian, will share some of the rich local history. Both are experienced public speakers and we look forward to an informative, entertaining and interesting evening.